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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16,1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGB THRU PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Fun With Colors-Use Crayons, Fill Numbered Areas Evenly Fun Project [--Some Good Games for Apple Season BY IDA M. PARDUE APPLES—sweet and crunchy —are in abundance in October. Whether you plan a party for Apple Week (the last in October) or just wish to use lots of apples for Halloween. Here are games in keeping with the theme: PAIRING APPLES: U«e the pattern to cut one apple, out of green, yellow or red construction paper, for each person. Jlg-Mw each apple into two odd shapes. Cut each apple differently so there are no pieces Just alike. Place half of. each ap- ple in a small box or bowl on a table at one end of a room. Make up two teams. Pass out the rest of the paper halves to the players. At the word go a player from each team races to find the other half of his or her apple. As soon as a player pairs an apple, he races back to touch the next player in line, who repeats. The team to finish first, wins. JOHNNY APPLESEED: Pass out scratch paper and pencils. The player who can turn in the longest list of apple varieties in one minute wins the title of Johnny Appleseed. There are jover 1000 varieties of appjes grown; any encyclopedia will furnish a long list but here are some of the most popular: Russet, Baldwin, Gravenstein, Delicious, Northern Spy, Rome Beauty, Winesap, Bellflower, Newton, Pippin, Jonathan, Grimes, King. BOXING APPLES: From a pattern, cut 4 apples out of. thin tissue paper. Stand a small, empty box (not over 8 inches square) at one end of B table. Players take turns trying to box the apples from the opposite end of the table. Each player tosses all 4 apples. Score 1 point. {or tach apple boxed. Have someone keep score. The player boxing the most apples wins the game. PASS THE APPLE: This is for two teams. Teams form two rows facing each other. Give everyone a teaspoon— and an apple to the first player of each team. At the starling signal the apple is placed in the spoon and passed in this way— from spoon to spoon—down the line and back. No hands may be used. If an apple is dropped, it must be picked up with the spoon only. The team finishing first, wins. Let's Have a Party I -Get Ready for Halloween BY IDA M. PARDUE NOW 18 the time to start thinking about what you'll wear lor Halloween. This little quiz will help you decide, perhaps. It will sharpen your mind at tht same time. You'll also find some other hints here for Halloween games and favors. Wear these clothes—and you can attend the Halloween masquerade as one of the famous people named below. Which? Can you match them up correctly? 1. farthingale Sir Walter Raleigh J. sombrero Pavlova 3. war bonnet Queen Elizabeth 4. coonskin cap Buffalo Bill fj. toga Joseph (Bible) 6. smock and beret Henry VIII 7. sheet Pancho Villa 8. cloak Chief Sitting Bull 9. ballet slippers Daniel Boone 10. coat of many colors Mahatma Ghandi 11. ruff Rembrandt 12. buckskin Julius Caesar ANSWERS: 1—Queen Elizabeth. 2—Pancho Villa. 3—Chief Sitting Bull. 4 — Daniel Boone. 5—Julius Caesar. 6—Rembrandt 7—Mahatma Ghandi. 8—Sir Walter Raleigh. 9—Pavlova. 10— Joseph. 11 —Henry VIII. 12— Buffalo Bill. * • * For a Halloween place card fold a 3-inch square of orange construction paper in half. With the pointed end of a toothpick, punch two small holes as shown in sketch, to hold the broomstick. For each broom, you'll need a toothpick and a 2-inch square of black crepe paper. Just gather one end of the crepe paper around the pointed end of the toothpick. Tie tightly with a piece of green yarn, without a PLACErCAZP HOLES TO HOLP 8KOOMS7/6K AfSOL/tJP TOOTHPICK AfJO 7/S-O WITH bow. Insert broom handle through the two holes in the place card and write a guest's name across each place card. • • • Gay table favors for a Halloween party are these lollipop pumpkin blossoms. Each one needs just a penny lollipop, a circle of orange crepe paper and a bit of green yarn or twine. For a circle pattern, use the top of t teacup. Poke a hole through the center of a circle with the lollipop stick. Insert lollipop. Gather paper on the underside of the candy and tie tightly with yarn or twine. * * * Play this fall game with two real pumpkins, or two cans of pumpkin. Make up two teams. Teams stand back of a starting line at one end of a room. Place a chair as a goal at the opposite end. Hand a real pumpkin to the first player in each line. At the word go, players place their pumpkins on the starting line and roll them across the floor, around the chair, and back to the next player. The team to finish first, wins. —Here's a Good Joke on the Teacher BY HAROLD GLUCK A Teacher AT PRESENT, teaching geography is not a very difficult task for this teacher. I say to little Marie, "Show me where France is on the map." Marie arises from her seat and goes to the front of the room. She takes the pointer and shows the class the location of that country. If the-children want to ask me any questions about any city, country or continent on this world, I am prepared to give them the correct answer. After teaching for a period of years, this teacher has learned the kinds of questions that his students will ask and has the answers at the tip of his fingers. So I can boast with lots of pride, "Go ahead and ask me any question in geography in this world." But confidentially speaking, I am terribly scared. Because my students are talking about space ships,, What will happen when our first expedition to the moon lands and sends back reports? Then one of the students will say to me, "Teacher, where is Moon City?" And I'll be stuck. I don't know the answer. Then another student will say to me, "What arc the three leading products they raise on' the planet Mars?" It really is going to b« a tough job for one teacher to know all about geography in the days to come when students will have to study galactic geography instead of just plain world geography. Instead of one round globe in the room I probably will have to have a couple of thousand of them. And when I point to one little globe and remark, "Now on the planet Venus, there are three important cities" — know what scares me? Little Ann who sits in the third seat of the fourth row will very gently remark to me: "Oh, teacher, you made a terrible mistake. By about a couple of trillion miles. That Isn't Venus you are showing the clasi but Asteroid X2." Shame on me, for little Ann Is right. Maybe my principal .will send for me and tell me the good news. "Next Saturday you are going to take your class for a trip, to the star C-17A. We have hired a space ship for the occasion." That may be wonderful. Neither teacher nor the students know anything about Star C-17A. At least we can all be ignorant together, until we get there. Maybe I ought to quit teaching and retire as soon as the first space ships land someplace, somewhere, in outer space. I am getting t w« bit too old to learn about the things we will have to know in school tomorrow—or 50 year* from today. Pen Palsl-Capt. Hal Offers You New Friends Dear Captain Hal, I'm a girl 11 years old and in the seventh grade. I would like to have many pen pals from all the states write and tell me all • bout their slates. I collect buttons. Ruth Ann Mills R. R. 1, Box 112 Straughn, Ind. • • • Dear Captain Hal, I am 14 years old. I have dark brown ryes, b' ck hair in ft '. -lop •lyle. four brothers ind two sisters arc all I have. My sport is baseball. Frank M. Pedraza 742 Cheyenne St. Corpus Christi, Tex. • • • Dear Captain Hal, I am 11 years old. My hobby is getting birds' nests. My sports are swimming and baseball. Russell Hurlburt 14 Defiance St. Ticonderoga, N. Y. • • • Dear Captain Hal, I am eight years old. I have reddish-brown hair and broWn eyes. My hobbies art playing with paper dolls and playing jacks. Linda Sue Hanson 2320 Sixteenth Avt. Gulfport, Miss. D«ar Captain Hal, I am a boy nine years old. My favorite sport Is playing baseball. I would like pen pals between nine and 10. Richard J. KlcinschniiiJt , Route 4 Brainerd, Mini. Dear Captain Hal, I am 11 years old, with brownish blond hair. I am five feet tall and weigh 94 pounds. I promist to answer every letter I |et. Gerald Sales 222 Hickory St.' Farmington, Mo. General Delivery i So Right Freddie told his Dad he knew what would t» < food thing to have if you were lost in the wood*. When his Dad questioned him bi ifiA, "A loud vgio»." Puzzle Pete's Corner: Good Manners For Bus Riders BY IRMA HEGEL D O you give up your seat for a cripple, an old person or a mother with a baby? O UTSIDE the bu», itand to the right of the door in order that people may alight without meeting you head- on. Y OU should, on entering a bus, move promptly to the rear. 0 VERHEAD straps are grasped firmly. No one wants an unexpected lap-sitter. V MBRELLAS are held so they do not drip on others. R EAD your own magazine or - newspaper and not the one hold by the passenger beside you. . 1 NFORMATION on bus schedules saves unnecessary waiting at the stops. D ECIDE when you are getting off, a full block from your destination. E ATING on a bus is in bad taste. T ORN candy wrappers and wads of chewing gum are not left on scats. H OCKEY sticks, unprotected skate blades, batons and sharp objects should be carried shielded in order not to injure others. E XACT change for the fare is appreciated by your bm driver. B UNDLES belong on your lap. The empty scat beside you is for another passenger. U NGRACIOUS manners advertise the offender. Don't advertise yours! S NEEZES and coughs should be covered by a handkerchief. E TIQUETTE docs not demand that a fare should be paid by anyone chance-meeting another at a stop. S TEPPED on are the feet sprawled in the aisles—and rightly so. ot Nto Yiriotr OKOSfiWOUD ACROSS 1 Stitch 4 Girl'i n&m* T Againit 8 Bird's horn* 10 Irish iu«l 11 Shift 12 Symbol lor tellurium 13 Hasten 15 Three-toed sloth 16 Doctors (ab) 17 Hypothetical structural unit 19 Soak flax 20 Egyptian sun god 22 Ancient Irish capital 24 Ellipsoidal 26 Flat-bottomed boat 27 Rave 28 Editors fnb.) 28 Station (ab.) DOWN 1 To cut 2 Greek letter ADD-A-GRAM Add a letter to "an alcoholic drink" and scramble for "a circle"; repeat procedure and have "cereal grass"; again and have "classification"; and once move for "thankless one." WACKY COMPASS 1 RetirM 4 Those who Invert 5 Scottish river 8 On the ocean 7 Qualified 9 Three times (comb, form) 14 Anger 17 Belongs to it 18 Fish 20 Genus of frogi ai Altitud. (ab.) 23 Baton 25 Huge tub, TRIANGLK This time Puzzle Pete has hung his triangle from a DREAMER. The second word it "paused"; third "compound ether"; fourth "solnr disk"; fifth is French for "sea"; and sixth an abbreviation for "editor." DREAMER R E A M X R nE-TAlI,TNGS Dc-UII "• bowling tarm" fend hav* "a mast"; de-tail this ant! havt "health resort"; one* more and havt in abbreviation for "Spanish." 1. Print your name the sameuiayonZpieces of WRITING WER 2 in. wide ROBERT ROBERT 2. FOLD 1 STRIP IN HALF THE LONG WAY WITH YOUR NAME INSIDE... 3.THEN.FOLDiriM)A!!NCH. SQUARE WUHAN ACCORDION FOLD. Football Zoo BX JAY WORTHINGTON Many college football teams have adopted the name of an animal for a nickname or mascot. Listed below are 12 animals In the football zoo, and a second list of the colleges with which each is identified. See if you can match the correct animal with its college, using the space in front of each animal to jot down the proper number. I.Michigan —Badger 2. Tex. Christian—Wolfpack 3. California —Tiger 4. Princeton —Wolverine 5. Maryland —Mustang 6. Minnesota —Panther 7. Fordham •—Horned Frog 8. Rice —Ham 9. No. Car. State—Terrapin 10. Wisconsin —Gopher II Sou. Methodist—Bear 12. Pittsburgh —Owl THU5,THEIUraiR.C»HNOT HEAR HIS OWU RATTLE ,ANDTHE.COBM GWNOT TAKE H6 RHYTHM F^OM THE SIWKE5Gf«ft«£R'S MUSK?, PaT fKOM THE 5//A Yl W6 OF THE Tioj6 WERE ogseevep w FAR< BACK M 3!iOO Yfc4K5 MQ, WILLtVtNSWIM E ISMNPTO AM OTHER, IH 5BARO4 W 4FOLDTHESECONDPIECEIN HALF THE LONG WAY AND GLUE THE FOLDED SQUARE TO IT LIKE THIS. WHMMLPIKK ARE MWW RICH r HAND, H0it> WEM African Allies A strange, but not uncommon, sight to see on some African prairie is a herd of zchras and antelopes together with a flock of ostriches. This is because they are banding together for mutual protection against their common foe, the lion. The zebras and antelopes with their keen scent and the ostriches with their «harp eyes form a perfect alarm system for the detection of their enemy. Puzzle Answers CROSSWORD: £> A N P & T e 1 D T A & C, t S T A R O D w 1 T H D R A W 9 1 R ~ 1 N V e 5 T O f? S 0 k & V A T A s r e K A 1 R A A L W T A ADD-A-GRAM: Gin, ring, grain, rating, in- grale. WACKY COMPASS: Plow deep while sluggards sleep. DE-TAILINGS; Spare, spar, >pa, 3p. TRIANGLE: DREAMER 1 RESTED ISTER ATEN MER ED R FOOTBALL .ZOO: BADGER (10) Wisconsin. WOLFPACK (9) North Carolini ittto. TIGER (4) Princeton, WOLVERINE (1) Michigan. MUSTANG (11) Southern Methodist. PANTHER (1?) Pittsburgh. HORNED FROG (2) Ttxai Chriitlan. RAM (7) Fordhim. TERRAPIN (5) Maryland. GOPHER (8) MlnnesoU. BEAR (3) C»lifornli. OWL (8) IUM. Play Magic Tricks With Numbers Baffle Arithmetic Class With Skill TWO BOYS were working out difficult arithmetic problem! hen one said to the other: "Did you ever try adding before you know what all the numbers in your column are going to be?" "Why, nobody can do that," replied his friend. "How .could you tell what the answer would be?" 'Easily enough," said the first speaker. "Now we will writ* down five' numbers. You writ* two of them first, and then I will write one, and then you may write the fourth, and I will writt the last. And I will put down the sum of all the numbers, after you hav» put down th« first two." .So the friend put down th« first two numbers of tut sat given below: 46785 35749 64250 34507 05432 ' Then the first boy sold, "Well, the answer this tlm« will b« 246708." Then he put down th* third line of figures, and the other boy wrote the fourth,' and the first boy wrote tin last. But the friend of this wizard hastened to add the numbers, «nd, sure enough, the answer was correct. "How did. you do that?" «kt4 the surprised boy, "Don't you wish you could add that way?" laughed 1 hk friend.' "There is some trick about H," said the puzzled boy. "Lit me try It." So ho wrote down th« first two numbers in th« nt given below: 4a.1 1)09 518 472 627 "The answer to this problem will be 2997," announced the "wizard," Then he wrote the third number, his friend tht fourth, and he the fifth. And adding the numbers gave tht same total as hud been given. "I think I believe I know how it Is done," cried the friend. "Well, show me," said tho wizard. "Let me see if I can put down the answer when someone elst writes three of the numbers," and he called his sister. After two or three trials h« did it as quickly and as accurately as the wizard had done it. As you can discover by carefully examining the problems, the trick is simple enough. In the first example notice that tha \vi/ard got his total In advance merely by placing a 2 in front of the first digit of his friend's first number and by subtracting 2 from its lust digit. In putting down the third lumber, the wizard used digits that, if added to the digits of the second row, directly above, would in each case make 9. Thus the sum of the second and the third number would ba 90999. After the friend put down the fourth line the wizard again used digits that, if added to the digits directly above them in the fourth line, would in each case make 9. In the second e.^iniple the wizard varied the method, to make it appear more difficult. He got the result by using the second lino, and then he made the difiits of the first and third lines total 999. The fourth and fifth lines he treated in the same way as he had treated the fourth and the fifth numbers of the first example. In order to avoid the possibility of error when you try this trick it i:t a good plan to maka the rule that all the numbers of the column must have the same number of digits. Just remember that In getting your sum add a 2 in front and subtract 2 from the last digit. Colonies Are Few Today, there arc only thre« European, countries that still own colonial possessions In the Western Hemisphere. They are Kng- land, France and Holland. Besides various Islands which they hold, «ach one owns a piece ot ut in South America. .

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