The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 2, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 2, 1954
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGB THREE PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Party Idea BY IRMA HEGEL sixer BLACK CATS have always been associated with Halloween, a Black Cat Party is most appropriate in this season cf witches and beggars' night. Trace the head of a cat on your invitation, being sure to leave space for two big yellow eyes, black pupils in the center of them. You might ask your guests to come costumed as cats—paper bag masks are easy to make and a paper tail attached to a pair of overalls can complete the homemade costume. When the first guests arrive, get them busy with paper and pencil, thinking up a list of words with "cat" in them. (Catnip, catalog, catty, catapult, catbird, —Black Cat Theme for Halloween catch, catboat, etc. Longest list wins a-bag of lollipops to which has been pasted the paper figure of a black cat. Pinning the whiskers on the large head of a cat is more fun than pinning on a tail. Ticktacktoe, cat - and - mouse style, is an old game that can be given a new twist. You draw your four lines on a large square of paper. Then cut from cardboard 6 cats and 6 mice. Players line up, one row of cats, one row of mice. The cardboard figures are thrown a given distance and, if they fall outside the squares or on a line, no score. The winning team is the one who gets either three cats or three mice in a straight row. "The Singing Cats" is an action guessing game. The cats on the fence line up in a row, prepared to sing. One player stands with his back to them, a ping- pong ball in his hand. This is the man who cannot sleep. When a cat meows, the man is supposed lo turn about and pelt the cat who has meowed. Should he hit someone who has been silent, that person may remain in the row, but if the ball hits the singer that player must drop out. The game continues for 6 rounds. Anyone who succeeds in guessing the identity of the singers and hitting them all wins the prize of a square box of candy wrapped in red papei to resemble a brick. "The Witch's Cat" is a charmed pussy who is supposed to charm the other players into laughing. If they lavigh, of course, they are out of the game. Apples would be out of place at a Black Cat Party. Much better to test the mouse-catching abilities of your feline guests. Dried prur."? with raisin ears and Ijcorica tails make good mice. Attach them to long strings, swing them in a d.oor\vay and let the cats go to work. Hands behind the back, ol course. Orangeade, orange sherbet, Halloween cookies and candy corn in decorated paper cups are party fare. Hide the fortunes in a bowl of catnip leaves and let each guest dig his out with a pair ol toothpicks—thimble, spinster; penny, miser; dime, millionaire; bell, early wedding; mirror, vanity; pencil, artist; handkerchief, tears; marbles, a rolling stone or traveler; candy, a sweet disposition; nut, a foolish person. All these are small-objects that can be hidden in the leaves, the printed explanations being wrapped about them. -An Editorial for Boys and GirlsWanted: More Men Like Columbus BY VENUS INGUSH "COLUMBUS was lucky he lived when he did," remarked Bert as he put down his history book. Dad glanced up from hie paper. "How so?" he asked, "Well, If he lived now, there Wouldn't be anything new for him to discover," replied Bert, and of course Dad put down the paper as he always did when them was a chance for a talk. "I'm afraid you're getting the cart before the horse," he began. "Columbus had to discover something els« before h« could set out on the voyage that ended in America. "First, he discovered in his own mind that possibly the earth was round and he could sail around it." Bert nodded. • "But he did discover America," he replied. "Yes, but that was only an accident that came from his greater discovery. And there are many, many things nowadays that have been proven that Columbus didn't cvijn think about. If he were here today, he'd probably be a scientist discovering new things about the universe and the power from atoms and such things. You see, the time that Columbus lived didn't have 10 much to do with H, Bert. It was the man himself. He'd h*y« had more to discover now than he had then because he'd have more knowledge about, science nnd geography and neavly everything else than he had in those days." "Ye*, sir. But there isn't any more unknown land to discover." "Maybe not actual land, Bert. But think of the thing* we have learned about the universe and the new ways to use Hit thingi that are here in the land, and for everything that lias been discovered, there are countless things yet to be found by men just Hke Columbus. Think what a man like that would have to work on today." Bert thought about ill the possibilities of space travel and atom power and the new Inventions he had read about, and he nodded. "I guess you're right. There are a lot of discoveries for the rest of us to make. Maybe I can discover a whole new planet som* day and leave it for somebody else to explore." He smiled dreamily. "That's right, son. Each generation does its work and leavei more for the next one to explore. It doesn't matter when you live. It's what you do for and with the time you are here." Hobby Corner —Is Your Hobby Coin Collecting? DO YOU SAVE pennies, nickels, dimes—as a hobby? If so you are a numismatist (nu-rniz- ma-tist), and your hobby is called numismatism. Among the kinds of American money, Indianhead pennies are sought by collectors. A 1913 five-cent piece is very valuable. You can be sure, however, that you won't find one of these five- cent pieces, because only six of these coins were issued. The whereabouts of five are definitely known, and it is thought that the sixth rests on the ocean floor with a sunken ship. The rarity of these coins, of course, accounts for their value. There are still Pine Tree shillings in existence (you probably read about these in school books). The Pilgrims in Massachusetts put out an Oak Tree Tuppence in 1662, and in Virginia, nearly IOC years later a half penny was issued. The United States issued its first coin, the Fugjo Cent, in 1787, and in 1794 put out its first silver dollar. Another silver coin issued by mr country was, strangely enough, a three-cent piece, somewhat smaller than a dime. (One- :ent pieces have not always been as small as they are now.) Foreign coins were naturally in circulation in the early days in this country, and have given us an expression or two which are still in use. Because of a lack of small change, the Spanish two real, or piece of eight, was cut into bits—hence the term, "two bits," from a segment, or fourth of this coin. Another Spanish coin, this one I of slight value, was a silver half | real, known by different names | in different states. In New England it was called, a fourpence ha'penny, or a fourpence; in New York, a sixpence; in Pennsyl* WHAT'S MA vania, Virginia and nearby states it bore the name fipenny bit—and in Louisiana this coin was known as a picayune. This last word was later applied to hall- dimes, and five-cent pieces, and fuially came to be used for anything petty, any thing of little value. You may also find it interesting to start a collection of the money of our friendly neighbor south of the border. The Mexican paper dollar is called o peso (roughly speaking, eight of these pesos equal one of our dollars in value). The Mexican dollar sign, incidentally, has only one bar through the S rather than two as in ours. Coins are one centavo (cent), five, 20, and 25 centavos— the 20-centavo piece being a quite large copper coin—about the size of our 50-cent piece. Our World -Skunky, Odd Cat, Loves Vegetables SKIJNKY, a two-year-old tomcat, says, "No thanks" to such dishes as fresh cream, fish, liver, catnip and other feline delicacies. This handsome, black cat with a white streak down his back— which gives him his name—prefers vegetables. He wants them served raw. He enjoys carrots, cabbage, potatoes, squash, green and ripe tomatoes, lettuce, celery, and even cucumbers. In fact, cucumbers are Skunky*s favorite vegetable. He prefers them in long crisp slices. Skunky has lived all his life in a comloTi&ble Irame home on a beautiful farm near Kalamazoo, Mich. All summer he watches the growing feedstuff, and catches grasshoppers in the garden. Often he enjoys a midday nap in the asparagus bed, be- tween rows of carrots with feathery, green tops, or under the shade of sprawling tomato plants. The garden is his favorite spot for rest, relaxation and refreshments. It was only by accident that Skunky ? s mistress discovered his unusual food preference. One day she brought three large cucumbers from the garden and placed them on the porch while she left to perform another chore. When she returned, Skunky had eaten two of the cucumbers and had started :o eat the third. Intrigued by the tomcat's action, Skunky's mistress began experimenting by offering h i m pieces of various raw veEc-tab'es. He seemed to relish them al! with one exception. Skunky would not and will not touch onions in a in- Yet Skunky is not a vegetarian in the strict sense of the word, for he will eat other food at times. He will eat wild garre if someone caught it and brought it to him. With all the variety of vegetables available in the kitchen and garden, he is much too ] lazy to hunt. i lie "hunts'" by standing in ! front of the refrigerator. | He likes vegetable juices too. i He iaps up tomato juice with aU | the gusto that another hungry j cat would show toward a saucer i of warm milk or thick cream. : For the sake of variety, he often chooses cai 3t or sauerkraut ! cocktails and dill pickles. ; Evidently Skunky's unusual ; diet agrees with him. He i weighs ten pounds. He is con- tented and husky. His thick fur has a healthy iheen. It is evident that he has had all his vitamins. Skunky loves to be pampered. He sleeps on a green cotton yarn rug spread on a red leather divan in the sun room. He 'eels that this spot belongs to him. If perchance a guest or somebody Sits there unknowingly, Skunky glares at him. Then he goes over to his mistress and growls as if to say, "Get him off there." As soon as Skunky has his customary place, he curls up snugly, goes to sleep and probably dreams of a wonderful cat land where 57 varieties of fresh, crisp vegetables grow in abundance and 7.'here there are no troublesome dogs to disturb his peace. HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO HEEL.... LLEADHIM AROUND THE RODV\-fl3V7 LET HIM GO AHEAD OK Z.HOLDlEASH CLOSLTO COLLAR. 3.GRADIWLLY RELEASE THE PULL ON THE LEA5H. WriENHE,DOESITRIGHT,TRY WITHOUT THE LEASH. BYPATT/M///M AM) &V/M/0M /) TREAT. HOW TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO SIT- _ |.HOLD LEASH IW RIGHT HAND 1. PRESS DOWN WITH LEFT. HAW HIPS 3.HOLD HEAD OP WITH LEASH AND GIVE COMMArJD.'SIT'/ REPEAT Wm /JEDOES ITOHCOMMAUP OfJLY. GOOD RULES TO FOLLOW I. WAIT UNTIL WR DOfrlS fcORT MONTHS OLD T Z.ALWAYSREWABD..BWTWHJI> Adventure —Pony Express, a Daring Exploit 3- BE PATIENTr.. BUT RR*\ '. Puzzle Answers A Page For ofAllAg :es This Week's Puzzle Corner CROSSWORD Puzzle Pete says you'll find som« facts about West Virginia in hit crossword puzzle: ACROSS 1 West Virginia has many » Handle 10 Memorandum 11 Born 12 Fish eggs 13 Male sheep IB Prohibit 16 Mimic 17 River In Switzerland 19 Make lace edging 22 Agent (ab.) 23 Diminutive ot Edgar 25 Ceremony 27 Passage Iti ttie brain 28 It has many DOWN 1 Is able 2 Heavy blow 3 On the ocean 4 Musical note WEST VIRGINIA REBUS Use the words and pictures to find the four communities in \Vest Virginia that Puzzle Pete has hidden in his rebus: TO CARET ON the work of fixed at 10 pound; or tes. Each' Sacramento, a distance of 2000 When he finished, hi; time the famous Por.y Express re- - ; = er -eceived quired bef.vcen -500 ana 500 vl " u . l '" "'"^ horses, about ISO staticns. 200 v.-as accomplished in eight Tne other event v.-as the carry- At the start of the Por.v Ex- ing of President Lincoln's in- men for station keepers, and 83 preis . ;he £n , ou .. ; of fcl;si ^ £ j ^^ rs l address of March 4, 1861, i waF net sufficient to pay one- over the same rcute. The time exccr.--:.-. ncers. The riders =n average- tenth c: :he eccrz man rede tnree r,:-r.:es or. ::a] ir.vvs:-:-d. In '.vtSterr: "::::•"•::. F: the riders, rov/ever. ro "e r::-j:h lire, the ?*:.;-• Exnrc-5s c th g. :~ter distances Jr: t:~e; ot r;r.r.r.r:3; failure, cr •-v: ; 5 seven cays and 17 hours. j WEST VIRGINIA REBUS: i Charleston; Wheeling; Bluefield; : Weirton. ! MIX-UPS: Heavily industrial- The lighter the Pony Express j 2ed; Mountainous terrain; Coal producer. CP.OSSV.'ORD: five days and 13 hours. rider weighed, the better. Jsy G. Kelly weighed 100 pounds when, he carried the mails. Years later j when he talked about his aciver.- : tures, he tipped the scales at F. X- A-jbry was a Canadian 230 pcur.ds. r-:ncr.mar. ar.G a fa—o-j* Santa j The riders carried Colt sis- er. One day ir. i 553 shooters, but this was came up among a|:n which the ball-ar.d cf men of how long it [gun was used, not the meta".;:c r.::C- would tsl-te to ride from Ssr.ta carried : e-.ei durir.g the Per.:-' E-cress re. X. M_ to Independence, Mo. cartridge. So for an err.erger.:y. the rider ir.ight take with h: ...esiiges-.vntten cr. t:s£U£ ranc-r. ex:.-ter.c-:-. a dist5r.ce o' 8G-) rni'es. Atibry | extra one or two loaded cylinders w.-e:?h:r.g ^r.e-ha:: : ar c-,:r.ce. Tni One v.-is the carryir.c •:-: ?:es- rr.ane a bet he could do it ir.|for his Colt. Some carried Sr.-er.- char?s '•-.- f*-ii-£ su:h a idt.-t Bui-r.;.r.r,n"f h.s: n.e;.-,-e : •- v:;r.-. days and so the stakes were Jeer r:?.es K a Sharps. But <«n- s.i;e was .Wt'v Tne v.e:_r.t to Cf-2-ii~. :n D«ct—.:fr. IW>. Tn- -e: at SiC'fj'j. Ke r&de the entirejeraily :he:r mount couid catrur. be carried by each rtier wai^ ;rip :rc-m the M:siC-_:: R:vcr tc ( d;stir;ce -ith>ut stopptcg so rest-jariy Ir.aiar. horst. BETTER HURRY WITH YOUR CAM <SET TO TQH/tJ -tir FOUUD SOMt FLOWERS I 5 Preposition 6 Girl's naina 7 Famous English ichool 8 Observe 14 Blemish 15 Wager 17 Exchange premium 18 Aleutian Island 20 Against 21 Year between 11 ind 22 Limb 24 Doctors (ab.) 16 Half an em 27 Medical suffix 20 JOIBI.EATAH ! Puzzle Pete managed to get [ his sentence about West Vir• vinia zll mixed up again and Things to Doj-Projects to Occupy Spare Time IT IS FUN" to srlr.-. ?. p-j— ps:r. ;cu^>" cr Ks!!i-vee~. Xc c«~ :r.g c: :i*,%.r. "c i* for a :::— ;hsr, :*.e videc: :r. vegetebie* *vh:ch have ^rwr: c*- . cr.i r.>:-re r.o";cwed-cut sockets, potatoes : rr.ake a of hair. s>c tr.e- .-ujt be painted - hite with a Shellac the pu--kiri If > ^ ; centers for the Halloween party, jlf p:acerf in the ->.-.'.v" they First V/hife Sefflers tra.iicd :.-.rc-_ir. :r.a: <e::.or. and ;:?-.-;i :n I€'.0. ter. stars b«!c,:e Tor idded ".i-.e for «fc« JUMBLEAYAH: West Virginia's state parks and forests provide aH of re< ar.d vacatior. faci!:t;et. 1 DiAMON'O: P SEE STATE PEACHES ET!:ER EF.S : ANSWERS: i. P.vr.:n Hoc-;; 2. AVtairoM; 3. Gw". car; *. (Fior- ;er.ce> Nightingale; 5. S?.ar. sor.g; •5. Whist'er: 7. Squaw; Z. Crar.e; 3. Flicker; :0. Orr:na:; :;. O- •r.ary; ;2^ Ra-.*n: 13- S:x>l pig- e«-.; 14. Cj;tKOi; i5. Pagoda. : Barbecue an Oid Word There is ao:hr.g =e* or rr.od- em abctit * "barbecue." In G«,rge Washir.gtor.'s diary we ~r.l this i-.err^ ca'ej September. :T73: "Went to a barbicue of icy *«K^ at AM« Otter-ly Happy wants you to help straighten him out: parks provide recreational fa- cIlltlM. state all and West forests of vacation Virginia's types and DIAMOND PEACHES are one of West Virginia's crops and the center of Puzzle Pete's diamond. The second word is "to observe"; third "to say"; fifth "an ancs- | thetic"; and sixth a contraction > I for "ever." Complete the dia- j mond from the clews: i P E A PEACHES H 7. S MTX-LTS Here are three facts about West Virginia. Just the letters in each strange lir.e and read them: AP.ID CXIT HILLY DAZE VISE NOTION MUST P.UIN AREA LOCO RAP CRUDE Use Pine Cones To Feed Birds THESE AUTUMN DAYS Invite hiking. The next Saturday you walk through the woods, pick up several pine cones and lavt them. This fruit from the pint will come in handy for bird- feeding stations If your itate ie one that will be snow-covered In another few months. When you get home, thread a loop ,of string through the top of the cones and store in t dry place. Then, in the month* that mow and ice make it impossible for birds to find food, ask Mom for some of the drippings she usually saves. Melt this fat in a pan and mix it with a handful oi wild bird seed that can be purchased at any grain and feed store. Dip each cone into the mixture until it is completely covered and place on a sheet of waxed paper to harden. Hang the suet-seed conei on trees in your yard and you will be surprised at the many varieties of birds who will visit and dine at your novel feeding ita- tions. Bird Quiz NEXT TIME you are having a party here is a good game to play. It is just as much fun if a group of you are lounging about looking for something to occupy your time. It's a clever test on bird*. Use the name of a certain bird to help answer each of the following statements; A famous English oul> I. law. 2. Bird in "Rhyme o? the Ancient Mariner". •— 3- The last streetcar at night. 4. Last name of "The Lady 'jth a Lamp." 5- The last work of an artist or poet. 6. A famous American artist. 7. An Indian woman. — 8. Machinery used to things. 9. The flash of a light. 10. A religious leader. 11. Group of islands. — 12. A poern by Poe. — 13. A police spy. H. Kind of doc*. temple. i puzzle uuwtr RW-5ST A1U&H9R. &«,V«CH A«V i ELEVEN" of the world's sap| piest otterx owe g luxurious \ to * man who prefett. i them for pets. | i Liers, ot Homer, Minn., . discovered years ago that otters j make dandy p«U. in the houte ? they are respectful »n<i clean. - .Tr.ey cotr.e when diied—ir.swer- :r.g to such, Ir; lh€ caw cf : ,Kr. Lien' p*tt, M Mara, W;-i- ona and Squee-wee. At the pre«- er.t there are eleven «tera who go with Mr. Liers on walks through the countryskie, jwira ir. ] the tank provided for them, ar.d :r. general er.;oy sift ir. ide»i Well fed, protected trtxz n»t- ural dar.gen, Mr. Uers' peu Iiv» > jor.g time. M*r», for instance, is 19 years old. Sorr.e o! the others aiditions to this CRJ.VTO BE c-lf- to»r Una* af P««-i WcftrWTM-I^M WHOKMMMiC*-

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