The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 23, 1954 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 23, 1954
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1951 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES to Build Own Private Golf Course ONE OF AMERICA'S favorite sports is golf. H you have a hundred thousand dollars or more you can build a nice golf course lor yourself. Provided that you also own the available land. However, you can also play golf on a municipal course or join a club. But every boy and girl can play miniature golf and here is a very simple golf course of nine holes that uan be built. You can use a piece of ground adjacent to the school; you may even get permission Irom the park authorities to build it on their ground; you can build it on your own ground or get permission from a neighbor to use a vacant piece of land. And you don't have to diR down into your hard-earned money. For the "holes" you need nine empty soup cans. Remove the tops. Actually you are going to build what is known as an obstacle golf course. HOLE NUMBER ONE: Place a wooden marker on the ground. Measure off at least 10 yards. Sink your first can at this distance. You can flatten down the ground. Or you can cut strips of old carpet and place them on the ground. If you have old bricks you can place them along the length of the carpet. Your carpet should be at least one yard wide. If you haven't old bricks you car. use stones or cut sides from old wooden orange crates. HOLE NUMBER TWO: You need six large 46-ounce juice cans. Remove tops and bottoms. Place them together so you have a length which looks like piping. If you can get a section of pipe this will do the trick. Your second hole can be at right angles to the first. Your length is always 10 yards. Place the cans or section of pipe two yards away from your marker line. You have to hit the golf ball through it into your hole. HOLE NUMBER THREE: This is the water hazard and you use either a tub, pail, or old wash isin. Sink into the ground and fill wifh water. Place four yards [rom your marker line. You must drive your ball across the "water." HOLE NUMBER FOUR: This is a hill. It should be just two yards high. You can place stones and cover with dirt. The hill should be just one yard from your marker line. You have to drive your ball over this hill into your hole. HOLE NUMBER FIVE: Get a large piece of plywood, three feet by three feet. Draw on it a target. Then cut through the center a hole with a diameter of five inches. Get two iron braces. Screw each on one side of the plywood. Then sink into the ground. You have to drive the golf ball through the hole in this target. The target should be thret yardi from your marker line. HOLE NUMBER SIX: This is a sand trap. Dig down about one foot and line with sand. You have to go over this sand trap to reach the hole. The fun begins when your ball gets into the sand trap and you get it out. The trap should be midway, between the marker and the hole. HOLE NUMBER SEVEN: Place toy automobiles along the side of the course. And 10 of them at different spots on the course. You have to drive your golf ball without hitting one ol these toy cars. If you hit them you lose one stroke as a penalty. HOLE NUMBER EIGHT: This is a straightway but at the end you have three buckets sunk into the ground just one yard before your hole. If you get into either of these buckets you have to go back and try again for your hole. HOLE NUMBER NINE: This is your last hole. Get old large dolls and spread legs apart. Five dolls will do the trick. You have to shoot the golf ball under the legs of the dolls. You can make up score cards lor each person playing. You can form a club. Get old golf balls from the members of your family as well as old golf sticks. You can also have two golf teams compete and the lowest score produces the winner. Or you can have a tournament with ;ach player out for himself. Pen Pals -Capt. Hal Offers You New Friends Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 12 years old. My lavoriie hobbies are making flowers out of nylons and shell work. My favorite sports are baseball, swimming, skating and tap dancing. I would like to hear from boys and girls in the United States and Canada. Margaret Hogerhuis 414 10th Ave. N. \V. Moose Jaw, Sask. Canada * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am a bny 14 years old. I would like to have boys and girls 14 to 15 write to me. My chief Interests are auto cars, aircraft, stamps, cricket and tennis. John Walker 8 Westfield Ave. Upper Armley Leeds 12 Yorkshire, England Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 11 years old. My favorite sport is swimming. My hobby is collecting movie star books and pictures. I also collect salt and pepper shakers. Dixie Lee Pimcntel P. O. Box 671 Atwater, Calif. Dear Captain Hal, 1 am a girl 13 years old. My hobbies are collecting pictures of movie stars, reading and collecting postcards. Barbara Houston 15 Dewey St. North Amlover, Mass. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am 13 years old, a Girl Scout and I am working on my pen pal badge. I would like to have a pen pal in a foreign country. Mary Ann Flathers 689 Essex St. Lawrence, Mass. * * » Dear Captain Hal, 1 am a girl 11 years old. My hobbies are collecting movie star pictures, miniature dolls, post- cards and miniature license plates. I like to cook, read and write letters. My favorite sports are skating, swimming, tennis and baseball., Diane Robinson 57% Churchill St. Little Falls, N. Y. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am 12 years old. I collect cartons of all kinds. I go roller skating very often and I play ball. I have brown hair and hazel eyes. Katherine Binkley R. F. D. 2 Uhrichsville, Ohio Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 15 years old. My hobbies are reading, photography and collecting records. I would like to hear from many pen pals, Ann Rucke 3226 Huisacke St. . Corpus Christi, Tex. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am Interested in getting a pen pal between th$ ages of 10 and 12. I am a boy 11 years old and I am in the seventh grade. My. hobbies are reading and stamp collecting. Marten Egan 51 Sunset Ave. Lawrence, Mass. * * • Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 10 years of age and in the fourth grade. My hobby is singing and playing the piano. My favorite sport is swimming. I have one brother and no sisters. Elaine Shimkas 224 Laurel Drive New London, Conn. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 12 years of age. My favorite hobby is reading. 1 especially like to read mystery books, biographies and autobiographies. I would like to correspond with boys and girls from the ages of 12 to 14. Donna Yancey P. O. Box 1312 Gastonia, N. C. Short Story Baby Ghost's Frightening Halloween BY FERN SIMMS A LL year long Mama Ghost ^ tutored Baby Ghost in the art of haunting. They lived in that group of old trees down in the hollow where no one ever goes—that is, no one but all the other ghost?. "Say boo!" ordered Mama. "Boo!" repeated Baby. "That's fine," she said foiuilv "Now tvy a long low whoooo." "Wheeee," said Baby Ghost. "Not wheeee — whoooo," she corrected. Baby Ghost practiced until he got .the sound just right. "Now before you go out to haunt on Halloween Eve, you must know what to do. Get behind the curtains and stir them. That always worries people. You can bring some chains along and rattle them too." Baby Ghost listened attentively to his mother's instructions. She had many good ideas and hints, and Baby remembered them all. He was a good pupil, and he could hardly wait until he" as out on his own. At long last, Halloween Eve came around- It was a wonderful night, brisk and cold, with a big orange moon to light up the ground and make things look a bit eerie. Baby Ghost felt a stir of excitement. "May I go now?" he asked his mother. "Yes, my son. You are on your own now. Do a good job of haunting, and then meet me back here in the hollow. I'm too old and tired to go out, so I'll wait here. It's up to you young ones to take over." So Baby Ghost sailed off through the trees and out of the hollow. He was enjoying his ghostly trip for the windows were lit up with bright Jack O'Lanterns, and the store windows were decorated with black witches and yellow pumpkins. He met a few black cats in Our Worldl-Animals Join in Strange Friendships ANIMALS SOMETIMES strike up friendships almost as strange —in some cases just as strange— as the companionship of the wolf and lamb, leopard and goat, calf and lion, and cow and bear cited in the Bible. Scenes of unexpected sociability in the animal world similar to those depicted in Isaiah 11:6-7 have occurred in homes, xoos and scientific laboratories. They raise anew—but do not answer—1. h e mystifying question: Can the wildnc^s be taken out oi animals 1 .' Cdts and rats, thought of as "vatiiral enemies," have lived tn^L'ther in harmony, says the National Geographic Society. The liM!) Brouklyn-Long^ Island Cat Club show displayed a tabby cat- ing with a white rat. A Siamese kiUen and a white rat were playmates in an El Segundo (Calif.) home. Recently a psychologist conditioned a rat-killer to eat meekly beside its "victim." With the aid of man, wild animals at times befriend domesticated creatures, possibly to dispel loneliness. A British trainer reported he placed a nine-month- old Labrador dog in a lion's cage The lion sniffed the dog, licked its face. They became fast friends. The same dog hunted with an 18-month-old leopard, The train- j er tried another experiment in animal relations. He placed the lion and leopard cages together so that the two cats would get ! acquainted. Ordinarily lions and 1 leopards show no signs of frat- ernizing. But these two became the exception. They liked one another and shared a cage. At one zoo a newly captured rhinoceros took a liking to a young white-bearded gnu. Another rhino consorted with a small elephant and goats. This year a Dutch air line disclosed that pachyderms are soothed by cackling fowl companions when airborne. Sometimes a predator spares its prey. Later both become compatible. its dinner, a white mouse. They both shared horsemeat given the weasel as a between-mouse snack. In the open, prong-horned antelopes join herds of tame cattle. Wild zebras graze among domesticated horses. Wild asses, antelopes, yaks and horses mingle. Wild buffalo associate with elephants. Antelopes and ostriches sometimes are found among baboons. It's a fact that more than one zoo, including Washington's, has In the Basle zoo a stoat (er- i used dogs to raise lion cubs. In mine) ate all brown rats but one, its friend. A terra rium once housed snakes which consumed their normal meal oi mice—except one house mouse. At a ! Grand Rapids (Mich.) museum a weasel recently refused to eat j the lion! the Sydney zoo a venerable sheep dog nursed a cub. When it grew up, the dog exerted such influence over the lion the pair had to be separated. Visitors complained the sheep dog bullied Something to Try —Identify These Presidents BY AL KARAI.FA B 0 R N I >J Hillsboro, New Hampshire, on November 23, 1804, he was educated al Bowdoin College, in Maine. Elected a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives at the unusually early age of 25, he served as Speaker ol the House in 1831-1832. Alter serving (our years in Congress, he was elected In the United States Senate in 1837, being the youngest member of that body, which included such men as Webster, Clay, Buchanan, Calhoun, Benton and Wright. In 1842 he resigned from the Senate and relived to private life, declining several public offices tendered him. He engaged in public debate with John P. Hale on the slavery question, advocating the constitutional right of that institution. He served as an appointed brigadier in the volunteer army during the Mexican War, leading his brigade in the battles of Contreras and Cherubusco. Continuing his law practice after the war, he was nominated for the presidency on the 49th ballot in 1852, receiving an electoral majority of 254 to 42 over General Scott. The Missouri Compromise was repealed during his administration as I4th President of the United States. Other highlights of his term were establishment ol a treaty \vith Japan and settlement of the Mexican boundary disputes. Failing renomination, he traveled abroad for three years and then lived in retirement at Concord, where he died on Oct. 8, 1869. Who was he? ANSWER: Franklin Pierce, American statesman and 14th U. S. President, FAntFIELD, VERMONT, saw his birth on October 5, 1830, the son of Scottish parents. Choosing law as a profession, he practiced in New York City. He was energetic during the Civil War as quartermaster- general (or New York, getting troops raised and equipped. President Grant appointed him Collector o( the Port of New York in 1871, being removed from this post in 1678 (or his hostility to the reform in the civil service aimed at by President Hayes. He was made Vice-President ol the United States when Carfield became President in 1881, being installed as Chief Executive on September 22 of that year at the death of President Garfield. In 1882, during his term.of office as 21st President of the United States, a bill was enacted dealing with the Mormon question and declaring polygamy illegal. His tenure in the presidency was marked with general satisfaction. In 1885 he was succeeded by Grover Cleveland and retired to private life, dying at New York City on November 18, 1886. Who was he? ANSWER: Chester Alan Arthur, 21st U. S. President | LDraw a funny face with a long nose like this on apiece of thin ...cutout the face and color it with WATfRCOLOR PAINTSor CRAYONS. 2. With a sharp knife or scissors, cut a slit around the nose so you can pull it out LET NOSEY KEEP YOUR PLACE IN YOUR BOOK/, town, but they were just walking around minding their own business, and hardly paid any attention to him. He jumped out at one and said, "Boo!" The cat just leered at him with ooe eye, and then turned his back on him. Baby Ghost felt hurt. The cat was supposed to arch his jack with fright, nasty old cat. He ftoated on until ho saw a pumpkin high on a gate post. "Wheeee!" ho whistled. The pumpkin didn't oven blink. "Excuse me," he corrected, "I me;m whnooo!" Still the pumpkin just looked at him with that silly grin., 'Silly old pumpkin," he said. He had fully expected the pumpkin to full olf the gate post in terror. "I'm not wasting any more time on pumpkins and cfits," he thought. "I'll pick the house 1 want to haunt." He picked out his house, and floated vip and into an opened window. He waved the curtains back and forth. There were two boys in bed, but they didn't notice the curtains. He heard them talking to each other. "Wheceee! I mean whooooo!" he whistled. "Did you hear .sninethiug, Dick?" ji-sketl one of the lads. "Yes, let's get up and look," answered Dick. "Look, Bobby. A Page For of All Ag es PUZZLE PETE'S CORNER Visiting Liberia: LIBEHIAN BEBUS You'll find the four facts about Liberia hidden here by Puzzle Pete if you use the words and pictures to best advantage. ROBERT, TIME FOR. GUP Mil VIA The Plaything From the arm of a reaching sycamore A silver cradle hung Low in the dark—the night's gay toy Curved as the tip of my tongue. It was the new moon tangled there In the twigs of the friendly tree As i( to brine the sky and earth Together, just (or me. —Lcwclle 13. Pollock DIAMOND Liberia has some DIAMOND mines, so Puz/.le Pete uses that as the center of his diamond this time. The second word Is "a slight taste"; third "fixed look"; fi(th "opposed to verse"; and sixth "a compass point." D I A DIAMOND O N D MIX-UPS Rearrange the letters In each Money Grants Sped Railway IF YOU'VE EVER wondered why the compiniicK that were responsible for the building of the railroad across our country'5 we.sllamls were in such a hurry to get it completed, the reason can he boiled down to n single word: Money. For the government granted each (the west hound Union Pacific arid (he ea«:twnrd-direclioned Ccntrnl Pacific) from $10,000 to $•18,000 for every mile of >.rnck successfully laid. Thus, it's certainly understandable why there was so much hitter rivalry between the two groups, made greater by the fact that the personnel of the former consisted entirely of Irishmen, while the latter was manned by Chinese laborers only. They very graphically illustrated their feelings toward each other in terms of both the business ends of picks and well- lifihted sticks of dynamite. Another little-known fact concerns that last golden spike, supposedly sledged into place by Governor I-eland Stanford (| of the state of Colorado. On that momentous tenth of May, 1889, when the great event took place, he posed professionally, took plenty of well-chosen political bows, and even more careful aim with his silver-headed hammer, provided especially for the purpose, All this Is down in the history books. But what's left out is this: When he hit, Mr. Stanford missed. ' strange line to find the three facts about Liberia: VON MO1KA SEA AGAIN CO TURF CAIN ROC NILE RUB PKG CODED MESSAGK A simple code has been substituted for the correct letters in this sentence about Liberia. Puzzle Pete says Liberia is the fourth word to give you n hint: VJR cqpuvkvwvluil) ((h Nlulg Itu oiifpiifff qp vjcv qh VJK U'pkvjff Uvcvgu. ACROSS Raced Flower container Ailments Prepare for publication Hawaiian food Homan emperor Morse barn Half an em ScnV ..i .shcopfnld South America (ab.) Take into custody Alexander (ah.j Frozen water He borne Mythical king ol Britain Followers Saucy DOWN Slight tiisles Scheme Pc.'fi n.'inie of (_'li;ir!i."i l.:uul Doctor of Scii-nee <:\\>.) Thin layer of v. uuii Fruit drink Forefather Famous Kngli^h school Suspendei.s Irish sea nod Hindu garment Dismounted Ireland Mavk m- lilemi-U Canvas shelter Dutch ci!y Birthplace (ab.) L-i- by the window. What is it?" "lioo!" cried fiaby Ghost, pop- )lng over to them. They didn't even back away. 'I think it's a ghost," said tha one named Bobby. "It looks lik« an awful little one/' "What do you know," said Dick. "A real ghost-—, he's a cute little fellow." "Isn't he," agreed Bobby. "Hello Ghostie, come on in. Don't be afraid." Baby Ghost was Indignant. In fact ho was insulted and ho > felt a litUe foolish, especially when Dick picked him up and cradled him in his arms as if he was a pet puppy. "There, there," consoled Dick. "Don't tremble so. We won't hurt you." Baby Ghost finally wriggled out of the boy's arm and floated out the window. He went back to the hollow with his head hang- i\K low. "Back already?" Inquired his mother. "How were things?" "Terrible!" Baby Ghost was In (cars. "No on« was afraid. In fact, the smart alec boys just cuddled me." i Us mother shook her head. "Things aren't like they used to be. People just don't believe In Kliosts any more. And if they do, they jml aren't afraid of them. I'd like a real old fashioned Halloween, but I guesi they're gone." She sighed. Baby Ghost looked around. "Why everyone is here, Isn'fc anyone out haunting?" His mother looked around hopelessly. "They all say tha same thing. Business is terrible. No use going out to scare peopla that don't Ret scared. We might as well stay here and not wast* our lime," That is why the ghosts slay in the hollow nod never venturo out, ami we have sux'h peaceful Halloween Evos. News Means New Did you hear that the word NEWS came from the first letter* of the points of the compass, North, East, West, and South? There is no authority for such nn idea. "News" Is merely lha plural of "new" and means new things. Five hundred years ago it was pronounced In two syt- lahles and written newes, and sometimes newys, Puzzle Answers •.)][f|in[;)}| OJS.i.M lisno.-j asmM9 JiMl.ijV tn.'.ujuoni :sjn-XIIM FEMALE AND HER CAN SINGLE YEAE AS MUCH WOOL AS IT WOULP TAKE A 001- EN SHEEP TO prepuce.. 7TRIPULATION i •SATS KM APPLIED TOfHE SOUND MADE BYCKICKETS AND LOCUSTS- OF THE MOST RBVWKKABLE OF ALL &\KOB \e THE H5AT-ZIN,.."l"Hl5SOUTH^ERJCANeiRDl5 ACTUALLY BORN WITH "FOUR LEGS," SINCE THE \MNGS APE FURNISHED WITH TOES ANP CLAWS... LATER,THE WING-TOES ARE SHE0,ANO THE ADULT HOATliN iOOMS/V!UCHTHE5AMEA5,ANJY0TH6R glftCt

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