The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 9, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 9, 1954
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES 't Ever Try to Fool on Elephant Cats Make Splendid Models BY JAMES ALDREDGE AT SAIGON, in French Indo- China, there used to be a 100- year-old elephant who entertained all the zoo visitors with his gay extravagance. His name was Bimble-Buroble, and he had a curious fondness for spending money. As fast as Bimble-Bumble was tossed a coin by somebody in the crowd, he would grab it with his long trunk and then reach out to buy peanuts and bananas from the native who always had his pushcart handy. Bimble-Bumble was the man's best customer. One day four French Bailors came to the zoo and decided they would try to fool the elephant. They were all dressed alike in white uniforms, and they thought' not even an elephant would' be able to tell them apart. One of the sailors threw a circular leaden slug to the elephant. Somehow the beast knew something was wrong. When that coin struck the floor it did not give out a musical jingle. Bimble-Bumble hesitated, then held it out to the fruit-dealer. The man tossed it back to the elephant. All the sailors laughed. They thought they had succeeded in putting something over on the big pachyderm. They did not suspect a thing when Bimble-Bumble rolled his little eyes around until they were fixed on the one who threw the slug. The sailor went gaily away with his companions. About three hours later the four were back at the zoo. Bimble-Bumble acted as if he were delighted to see them. He put out his trunk to all the crowd just as if he were counting the people in his audience. He went over them, one by one. When Bimble-Bumble came to the sailor who had fooled him with the bad coin, he paid him special attention. Never had a big elephant appeared so friendly. Completely taken in, the sailor offered a handful of peanuts. Bimble-Bumble reached out his trunk as if to accept them Suddenly, as if he had rehearsed it all beforehand, he gave that sailor the surprise of his life. He let fly a gallon of water, drenching the boy from head to toe! There was a satisfied sparkle in Bimble-Bumble's eye that as much as said, "IT DOESNT PAY TO TRY TO FOOL AN ELEPHANT." Long Ago I-A Boy Teaches Himself to Write DURING THE YEAR 1857, Alexander Majors was a very busy man. In those days supplies were carried to distant western points by wagon trains. The firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell had just received a contract to bring supplies and beef cattle to our troops. "A woman and her son to see you, sir," an employe told Alexander Majors -who at that time was in Kansas. A handsome young boy of tleven was applying for a job. "My father is dead and I must support my family," he said, Alexander Majors wanted to turn down the request. All he had open was a job carrying messages to the wagon trains that were out on the plains. In addition the messenger would have to help herd the beef cattle following the wagons. The boy convinced him he could do a man's work and was hired. "There is a pledge you must sign," explained Alexander Majors. It read as follows: "We, the undersigned em- ployes of the firm of Russell, Majors & Waddell, do hereby sign that we not swear, drink whisky, play cards or be cruel to dumb beasts in any way, shape or form." The boy hesitated. "Anything wrong, son?" asked Alexander Majors. "I can't write my name. I dou't khow how to write at all." The employer printed the boy's name: William Frederick X Cody. And the X stood not for an initial but for "his mark." The boy determined that he would never sign "X" again. He started to learn how to write. He would burn a stick and with the burnt edge write upon tents, wagon covers, and all other places. What did he write? "William Cody," "Little Billy," "Billy The Boy Messenger" and "William Frederick Cody." Now and then he would use his penknife »nd cut out the words. He finally did learn to write And h« became famous a Western scout and the world knew of him as "Buffalo Bill" to become famous In real history as well as in fiction. Fun Project l-New Way of Making Silhouettes HAVE YOU EVER watched s man make a silhouette? If so you know it is a black outline of • head or object pasted on a iheet of heavy white paper. There li a very simple little trick of. making these silhouettes which will allow you to make them. Save all your picture maga- tines and pictures from the j newspaper. Use a large Manila' envelope. Let us start with the idea of an automobile. You want a picture of an automobile which you can get from an advertisement. Cut it out and trim very carefully around the edges. Purchase black paper In your Btationery store. The object is to cut the same outline from that black paper. One way to do this is to hold CUT-OUT 6/LHOU£-7TEr$ \ TKACt P1C7UKE ' OH BLACK t PA 'PER, 7HE-H CUT OUT AND PAST? OfJ WHITE- PAPER ' the car on the paper and trace it, then cut out. Another way is to actually paste the car on the black paper and then cut around it. When you paste the black paper on your white cardboard, you paste it with auto picture down so it will never be seen. You can make all kinds of combinations by just collecting pictures. "Can you make silhouettes from white paper and paste them on black?" The answer is, "of course." In some ways it is easier by using typing carbon paper to trace the outline on the white paper. Cut out the outline with a scissors. Then paste on a sheet of black paper or black board. Here's an exciting fun project. The following would like to have Pen Pals. They've written Captain Hal. How about writing? Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 10 years old. Will be 11 next September. I have black hair and blue eyes. ,1 would like lots of Pen Pals. My hobby is collecting paper dolls. Pat yigliottl 132 Montcalm Streei Ticonderoga, N. Y. * * • Dear Captain Hal, I am a boy eight years old. My hobbies are hunting, fishing playing baseball and riding horses. I live on a farm. I would like to have boys eight years oli write to me. Gary Marsh, Alda, Neb. * * • Dear Captain Hal, I am a boy 12 yean old, an 1 have brown hair and brown eyes. I weigh 95 pounds. Gene Hansell 524 East Virginia Ave Bessemer City, N. C. Hobby Cornerl-Moke Modeling Clay With Salt BY VIOLET M. ROBERTS DO YOU WANT a new hobby? Tired of the old stand-bys? Then try salt sculpturing. It's as simple and easy as clay modeling, and doesn't require a high degree of artistic skill. You can make the salt "clay" in Mom's kitchen, but promise to wash everything u-hen you're finished. Combine 3 cups coarse salt in a sauce pan with 1% cups water. Heat until mixture boils. Boil gently three minutes. Add enough cold water to l 1 ^ cups cornstarch to make a smooth paste. Slowly add cornstarch to boiling salt mixture, stirring constantly to prevent lumping. Boil and stir until mixture is thick and smooth. Scrape into a clean bowl and cool. The salt clay is worked just as you do moulding clay, and the same type of articles can be made. 7o make salt clay pictures, flatten clay on a piece of plywood (of the size you wish the finished picture) and cut out design with a cookie cutter, or use cardboard designs and cut around border with a sharp knife. When finished, allow clay to harden in a warm, dry place for 24 to 48 hours. It will then be very hard, and can be painted with water colors. This clay is soft enough to use in a cake decorator, so you can get unusual effects in your pictures with this gadget. Wash the decorator immediately after using. Lapel pins and dress buttons are easy to make. While the clay is soft, press a safety pin in the back of the ornament. Unused clay can be wrapped in waxed paper and stored in the refrigerator. TliiSgsi6TDd---Pastimes for Your Enjoyment HERE ARE some questions to answer by all you who like dogs: 1. What dog gi^es direction? 2. What dog is lazy? 3. What dog is cruel? 4. What dog repeats itself? 5. What dog is rude? 6. What dog is an explorer? 1. What dog should ride in a plane? 8. What dog should keep order? Answers: 1, pointer; 2, setter; S, whippet; 4, chow chow; 5, spitz; 6, Newfoundland; 7, aire- dale; 8, police dog. HOW ABOUT noisy words in vocabulary? Here are 20 that you should know. If you fill in 15, give yourself an "A." The blanks in each word indicate the number of letters needed. 1. B - - - (of a gun) 2 R - - - (of a lion) 3 C - - - (of hands) 4 p - - (of a firecracker) 5. So - - - - (ol P al ") 6 v. • • • (of a rooster) 7 Sp . . . . (of water) j W t - - (of « boy) CONNECT 0076 7H£- COMPAMOfJ Of- OKDER TO L£-A£U / fAZMFK. BOY / 15. Cl (of a bell) 16. C (of a hen) 17. - - y (of a baby) 18. M (of one in pain) 19. Sn - - - (of an animal) 20 N (of a horse) Western Slang Includes : ar More Words Than Cowboy Film Stars Use , •low About 'Brush Popper' or Iron Men'—Know What They Mean?, FAMILY PORTRAIT—Mother «nd two at her kitten m»ke handsome picture. They art Siamese call, beautiful example* of the breed. It you have » c»t &t home, try getting > set of picture* of your own. There are two secrets. Snap your picture* close up. Keep the backgrounds simple. This Week's Puzzle Corner Puzzling Varieties! CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Wicked 4 Low fellow 7 Scope 9 Rant 10 Fruit peel 11 Assam silkworm 12 Each (ab.) 13 Diamond-cutter's cup 15 Doctor (ab.) 16 Scottish sheepfold 17 Street (ab.) 19 Age 20 Hypothetical structural unit 22 Fondles 24 Weary 26 Molt bevcragei 27 Presently 28 Operated 28 Compass point DOWN 1 Unclothed 2 Operatic solo 3 Low haunt 4 Vehicle 5 Eager 6 Expensive 8 Spooch 9 Reiterate* 14 Above (poet.) 17 Mast 18 Anatomical tissue 20 Pres« 21 Low sand hill 23 Number 25 Electrified particle WORD CHAIN Change DEBT to CASH in flv moves. Alter only one letter at lime and make sure you hsive good word each time. WORD SQUARB When you rearrange the lette in each row to form a good wor and then rearrange the rows cor rectly, you'll find your answ reads the same down as across 1. Players sit in a circle ...each chain's numbered. Answers: 1—Bang. 2—Roar. 3—Clap. 4—Pop. 5—Scream. 6— Crow. 7—Splash. 6—Whistle. 9— Stamp. 10—Bellow. 11—Laugh, I 12—Slam. 13—Hum. 14—Crash. 15—Clang. 16—Cackle. 17-Cry. 18—Moan. 19—Snort. 20—Neigh. • * * 1. Why Is a bed cover like a blister? 2. What is the most warlike nation? 3—Why is a retired carpenter like a lecturer? 4. When do young ladies eat a murKi] instrument? Z.THEONEWHOB'IT 1 WALKS AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE CIRCLE HOLDINGA. PIEPANANDCALUHG y OUT THE NUMBERS ON THE CHAIRS AS 4 HE WALKS. 3.As each player's number is called, begets upand follows the-leaderlndian fib around the circle. N D L T L BY BESS RITTER T 9. St - - - (of feel) 10. B o - (of a bull) 11. L - - j - (of » child) 12. S - - - (of a door) 13. II - - (of a bre) 14. C - - i - (V » wreck) ANSWERS 1—Because it's a counter-pane. 2—Vacci-nation, because it is always in nrrns. 3—Bcca'.i.'C he is nn ex-planer. 4—When they have t plaie lot IM 4.WHENALLAREUPJHE LEADER CAN DROPTHEPAN mSCRAMBl.EBE6UtS.^ 1 : HOMONYM The missing words in Puzzle Pete's sentence sound alike, but they are spelled differently. Can you finish the sentence? The squaw watchetl lier as he headed toward the »tt- ting . Till ANGLE Puzzle Pete has hung his triangle from a CAPRICE. The second word is "eludes"; third "a sheriff's p.irty"; fourlh "hazard"; fifth "a fish"; ami sixth an abbreviation for "ca.v:s." Complete the triangle from these clews: CAPRICE A P R I C E Canned Treei Collect tin cans of various sizes that have had the tops removed with a can opener that leaves smooth edges. Paint the cans in Christmas colors and make some of them white with red and green designs on them. Line the cans in a row according to size and fill them with Christmas greens In the shape of trees. Sprinkle popcorn strings arid olhcr Christmas tree decorations on th<! Krcens for added i ALTHOUGH a good deal of ie "slanguuge" o( the man who ;es out west Is standard evcry- ay movie and television fare, icludlng words Ilka "dogle," wrangler," and the like, It's sur- rising how many of them ore ommonly misused. For example, take "pot hick"— •hlch you don't, from your host, f-you're invited to his home for pot luck meal. Instead, if it's erved in true western style, DU bring the vlttlea. He mere- cooks them. it's also interesting to note hat ninny of the other guests tfght be bone fids "rustlers"— vho've never been on the law's wrong side. For thia common •estern word doesn't necessarily eror to a villain. Instead it slm- ily denotes an energetic fellow. Other words In the everyday western vocabulary maka it onnd like a foreign tongue to the ellow from back • a 11—who night find hlmiolf referred to, to ils face (without translation) as ,n^ from nn "eyebntler" (a [ossiping busybody) lo a "flannel nouth" (a person who does noth- ng but gab all the time). Or if le'i the kind of character who :lelights in making trouble, he's word pictured as a person who "digging up th« tomahawk." MOODS ARE DESCRIBED In picturesque way: A downcas person is a "dnunsy." If you'r .rritable you're "goose y," I you've done something amart you've just "cut R rusty." Am If you're thinking of playing ?rank on a friend, the word 1 "ranikaboo." Household objects have thai own names. A "silla" is n chair An "apple" it a saddle horn. An 'Arkansas toothpick," out here Is B dagger. "Silk" is barbei ivlre. And when you talk nbou a "blowpipe," you really mean a rifle, * * *> HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE cal each other: "Great seizures" ar sheriffs, "Brand blntchers" ar cattle thieves. And a cowboy ca be anything from a "brush pop per" (If he works in a region o shruos and small trees) to "bull whacker" (if his chore con sfsts of driving the camp's suppl wagons). "Cocineros" do ranc cooking. "Iron men" heat th branding Irons, "Rannys" rid the open range. "Mnjordomos are ranch managers. W h i! "snoozcrs" take no pnrt in th! kind of work at all. For they'r engaged in the herding of sheer Other westerners might be a waddies fhay field . workers iean and chili eaters (Mexicans nesU;rs (pioneer farmers), sage .rushers (camping tourists) their women (sagehens), not t mf-nlion any number of sv/lv. mines and' yacks (i. c.—gaud 'ellov.-s and stupid ones). Talk about the weather ml^t include some mention of Okla •iorn.'i rain (meaning a snnr storm) or a hell wind (a tor ado). A goose drowner to a cry heavy rainfall. A dancing evil is a whirling sandstorm, nd if the pork chops hang high, winter is severe, and tha s exposed to it are observing rlct economy, in order to make heir food last just a little longer. Sports Quiz Q—What great Indian athlete't icmory was recently honored by tie Pennsylvania communities of Wauch Chunk and East Mauch ChunkT A—The two towns voted to ihange their names to th. combined name of Jim Thorp., Pa., n trlbut. to th. man acclaimed the greatest all-around ath- ete of. this country. jj Q—Her. oro Homo attiletM vho have performed in this coun- .ry during the past year: Stur. iimdqvist of Sweden, Alex BrcckcnrklgK of Scotland, Jenn Cronstcdt of Finland, Josy Bnr- ,hol oC Luxembourg, and Lou Knight of Jamaica, British West Indies. Whnt elso do they hovt n common? A—All hnv. been students at colleges In the United States. Puzzle Answers CROSSWORD) WORD CHAIN: DEBT, dent, cent, cant, cast, CASH. WORD SQUARE: PAIL ANTE 1TEA LEAD HOMONYM: Eon, jun. TRIANGLE: CAPRICE AVOIDS POSSE RISK IDE CS E THERE ARE MORE THAN'800'TYPES AND 6MOBS OF GEESE... THE WAHOO FISH CAM SWIM AS FAST AS 7Q MILc5 ITMRYTORANOFULmES OF "!*THAT SLEAT LIKE PEER- OR PURR LIKE KlTTeN5,NO SPECIES 15 KNOWN THAT CAN UTTEPvMOW THAN THE COMMONLY KNOWN H\55- iu£ SOUND,. in SIBERIAN i AWSOITS, NATIVE5TOCK04TH50N THEHCADOFAgEAR, CALLING UPON THE ANIMAL TO DEVOUR THEM IFTHEY LIEP,ACCOW>- ING TO ENCYCLOPEDIA) BWTANNICA.. j

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