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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE TRREI PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Book World BY MYKA DIXON DO YOU EVER choose a book because you like the pictures? I'm not surprised if you do. Nowadays children's books are often beautifully illustrated by famous artists. And yet, a hundred years ago, even 50 years ago, children seldom chose a book for the pictures. Often there were none, or they were far from attractive. Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott were among the first to make pictures especially for children's books. Here are some books you will enjoy for the illustrations, some beautiful, others clever or humorous: MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS —Robert McCloskey. Have you ever been to Boston? If so, you'll get a special thrill when you read how 12 little Mallard ducklings stopped traffic. It was at a busy corner, at the entrance to the Public Gardens. -On Picking Books for Their Pictures You'll laugh out loud at ttie pictures. THE STORY OF FERDINAND— Munro Leaf, illustrated by Robert Lawson. Ferdinand was really a gentle little bull. He liked nothing better than to smell 'the flowers under the cork tree. One day he was picked for the bullfight in Madrid. But did he fight or smell thfc flowers in the lovely ladies' hair? THE WHITE STAG — Kate Seredy. This is the legend of how a White Stag appeared in old Hungary during a snowstorm. He led Attila and his tribe through a narrow pass in the mountains. After the blizzard died down they found themselves in an en- hanted land, a land of promise. But the White Stag had vanished in the gold of the daylight. The pictures are dramatic and beautiful. THE 500 HATS OF BARTHOLOMEW CUBBINS—Dr. Suess. Just imagine meeting the King and being ordered to take off your hat. But as you did so another hat appeared, and another, and another—Even the executioner couldn't chop off your head with a hat on it. PRAYER FOR A CHILD—Rachel Field, illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones. Rachel Field wrote t beautiful prayer lor her little daughter, Hannah. Later Elizabeth Orton Jones made pictures to fit the prayer. You'll lov« the one illustrating, "Bless other children far and near, And keep them safe and free from fear." It looks as though all the little children from all over the world were gathered together in one happy group. Read the prayer ( to your little brother or sister, or a neighbor child who's too small to read. They'll adore it and the pictures. QUIZ WHO? ate 169 pancakes? made hundreds of doughnuts? had roast goose and plum pudding for their Christmas dinner? wanted to buy a pie going to the fair? Answers—1. Little Black Sambo. 2. Homer Price. 3. The Cratchit family of Dickens' "Christmas Carol." 4. Simple Simon. PUZZLE PETE'S CORNER About Girls: GIRL RKBUS Use the words nnd pictures fully to find the lour girls hidden in this rebus by Puzzle Pete: Sports -Good Forward Passer Always Makes Team BY JAY WORTHINGTON MANY BOY" can throw a football, but ft . ever learn how to complete half their forward pass tries in real games, A good passer can always make the team. The average coach considers himself lucky if he has one dependable passer on his squad. Here are the five points which may help you to become an expert: GRIP. Use your left hand '(if you throw right-handed) to push the ball into your right, hand. Fingers should cross the laces, a little back of center. Grip the ball about as you do in throwing a baseball, except that fingers are spread. Practice gripping exercises to develop finger strength. POSITION. The right-handed passer steps back with his right foot, cocking the ball above and behind his shoulder. The throw is made overhand "close to the ear." As he throws, the passer shifts his weight from the right foot to the left by stepping comfortably forward on his left foot. Follow through. TYPE OF THROW. The ball should be released with a snap of the wrist, so that it rolls off the fingers. This provides the spin or "spiral." Careful. Too much spin makes the ball hard to catch. Practice throwing to a companion to learn how much spin is necessary. Tilt the front of the ball slightly up for long throws. AIM. Mechanical perfection is wasted if the ball fails to "hit" the receiver. After mastering the throw, the passer's biggest task is to learn how to spot his receiver and then judge his distance and time his throw with accuracy. Practice! Games of "touch football" are excellent practice. Always throw to the side the receiver is facing. Give him a "lead." DECEPTION. The best pass in the world may fail if the rival team sees where it is going. The passer should hide his true target by every possible trick. Use the corners of your eyes. Learn to fake in several directions, or fake a run, lateral pass or pitchout. Finally, don't hold the ball longer than is absolutely necessary. An instant's delay may ruin the play. Pen Pols --Here Are People Who Want Letters Dear Captain Hal, I am a boy 8 years old. My hobby is Cub Scout work. I would like pen pals of 7 and 8. Johnny McClelland 1734 Kessler Blvd. Longview, Wash. Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 11 years old. My hobby is collecting picture post cards. I would like to have boy and girl pen pals from 11 to 12 years of age. Sharon Hopkins Box 77 Doniphan, Neb. Dear Captain Hal, i I am eight years old. I like to ride my bicycle. I live on a farm. I would like to hear from girls all over the world. Mary Ellen Katterhagen Box 522 Union Grove, Wis. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am 12 years old. I will be 13 in November. I like to swim and play volleyball. My hobby is collecting funnybooks. Jeannette Hudspetb R. F. D. 4 Lincolnton, N. C. Dear Captain Hal, I am 14 years old, and have a twin sister. My hobbies are sports. I also play the piano. Jo Ann Novak 1653 Thurston Ave. Racine, Wis. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am a boy 10 years old. I would like to have pen pals of boys and girls from 9 to 12. Jimmie Bartlett Box 682 Cramerton, N. C. * * » Dear Captain Hal: I am a girl ten years old. My hobbies are pen pals and collecting miniature horses. I would like to hear from boys and girls all over the world. Lynne Dilloway 315 Thurston Ave. Los Altos. Calif. * * * Dear Captain Hal: I am 12 years old and am going to junior high. I like to collect autographed pictures of famous personalities. I would like to have pen pals of the ages of 11 to 14. Karen Stadle 2129 Dymond St. Burbank, Calif. WordGames —Try This Round of Brain Teasers Music Makers' Bee A good team game to test players' memories of famous names in the world of music is this Bee. A caller is furnished with a list of musicians (the following, or one similar). Teams line up opposite each other. The caller reads a surname to player No. 1 on team 1. The player must give the musician's first name or drop out.oi the game, fn this case player No. 1 on team 2 tries to answer. The game goes oh in this way until all of th'e players on one team have dropped out. Johann Sebastian Bach Chas. Wakefleld Cadman Stephen Collins Foster Victor Herbert George Gershwin Richard Strauss Gaetano Donizetti Arthur S. Sullivan Lily Pons Amelita Galli-Curci Yehudi Menuhin John Sousa Giacomo Puccini Giuseppe Verdi Richard Wagner Chas. Saint-Saens Wolfgang Mozart Chas. Gounod Jan Peerce John Charles Thomas Rosa Ponselle Fritz Kreisler Animal Quiz Is it true or false that 1. Porcupines throw their quills at enemies? 2. Dogs and cats cannot distinguish color? 3. Lions can climb trees? 4. Salmon are never born In the ocean? 5. Male fish often carry fish eggs in their mouths to protect them? sja.\u dr. 08 UOIUIBS am 'snj.r,— f, •qiuip JOUUCD ii ^(imej }co oqj o) sSuopq uon oq; tianoque 'as[ej — £ 'snjx — g 'ut^s s ( j9^oe^E aqj otm uaAtjp 9.IG s[[inb sqj poipnoj si oindnojod oq; rr puc asoo] aae snmb ain 'osjcj— j :SH3,US\V Riddles 1. What is black and white and red all over? 2. Round as an apple, Busy as an bee, The prettiest thing You ever did s«e. 3. What has four wheels and draws flies? 4. What runs all day and has a bed but never sleeps? 5. Why is this alphabet like a Christmas song? A B C D E F G HIJKMNOPQR'STUVW X YZ 1 ON—S MaAi.1 v—$• 'Jpnj] saeqjeg v—E 'qD)BM 3[^s-p[O —2 'Bjqaz passejjequra uv-~I SH3MSMV Quick Question Which would win— An arrow leaving a 40-Ib. bow or a Golden Eagle (lying? •udul oil JE satu s|8ea usppo auj, •qdlU 021 SJ3ABJ} JI 'MOJJe aqx U3MSNV Fun Project -Start Making Yule Tree Ornaments WHAT GIVES more fun and excitement than the trimming of the Christmas tree? Sparkling with lights and shining with tinsel and the pretty colors of the many tree balls, it is truly a joy to see. But there is ftm in making your decorations, too. And it's not too early to start. There are many kinds to make, but perhaps the prettiest ones are, those that sparkle. Th« spangle ball like the one pictured, makes a pretty sight when the tree hangs full of these in varied colors, all shiny with glitter. Hare k how to make ttxtrx Buy a number of round cork h-'-':ors at a sports store and a I..: of round tooth]}' *s. Stick lb« HClM fcU ft <t ting them come out in all directions to make big ipiked balls. Iniert t short piece of wire In each cork and bend a curve in tlie end of each for a hanger. (about one-half cup of starch to one-half gallon of boiling water). Put this in a deep pan or bowl and add several drops of red food coloring. Mix well. Dip the cork bails in this mixture until they are well coated. Then sprinkle with silver glitter that you can buy in small packages at the dime store. Hang separately until they dry. For variations, use oak balls or acorns with the picks. •Color some of the balls blue, green, purple, etc., and sprinkle some with gold or varigated slitter. HERE IS ANOTHER Christmas idea, clothespin angels. What you need: flat clothespins, paper drinking cups (cone- shaped), cellophane tape, crayon ored paper, cotton, lace paper doily. | What to do: Cut the point from i a drinking cup, one-hall inch I from the bottom. Paste colored or metallic paper over the cup J or paint it. Paint a face on the i top of the clothespin. Slip thej cup on the clothespin so that the! top edge of the cup becomes the bottom of the angel's skirt and the top of the clothespin becomes the head. Fasten it to the olottietpln with cellophane tape. Cut wings from colored or metallic paper and tape them 'o the cup. Make a collar from a paper lace d*ilr *nd fasten it with tap*. Glue a bit of cotton (o the top of the clothespin for hair. Mfike a group of a'ngeis and MIXED-DP GIRLS Rearrange the letters in each strange line to form the name of a girl and you'll havo three more girls' names in your collection: AS IN LORD GAIN LACE THEIR NEAT CROSSWORD Cartoonist Cal placed Puzzle Pete's crossword puzzle on the silhouette of a girl's head: ACROSS 1 A girl 4 Scoft 6 Article 7 "Smallest Stale" (ob.) 8 Immature insect 10 Girl's name DOWN 1 Asiatic kingdom 2 Compass point 3 Pluck 4 "My Gal " 5 Narrow inlet 9 Egyptian sun god HIDDEN GIRI-S Puzzle Pete has hidden a girl in each of the following sentences and wonders if you can find them: The campers arose at dawn. The rainfall was normal for the month. The lens of the camera needed cleaning. DIAMOND AUGUSTA provides the center or this week's word diamond. The second word is "a groove"; third "storms"; fifth "petulant"-, and sixth "pigpen." Complete .he diamond: A U G AUGUSTA S T A Turkey Favor BY MARGARET 0. HYDE Cut a colored paper baking cup to make the fan tail for a turkey. Print the name of someone who will be at your Thanks- iiving table on the pleated part fit the paper. Make a turkey neck and head by twisting a pipe cleaner and paste a scrap of red paper to it. Stick the pipe cleaner into a marshmaHow which will be the body of the turkey. Use toothpicks for legs with gumdrops for leet. Fasten the tail to tho back of the marshmallow by using toothpick pieces. Make a turkey, for each one who will be at your Thanksgiving table. Can't Catch a Sardine | There really isn't a live fish named a "sardine." That is what they are called when packed in oil (usually) in tins. Thoy may be any small fish, like the herring. They are called "sardines" because they were first packed in j Let's Have a Thanksgiving Good Time To Entertain Friends BY IDA M. PARDUE THANKSGIVING is just about with us and it's time to talk about a Thanksgiving party. Here tire some games which cnn be played at get-togethers during the holiday. It is n delightful time of the year to entertain your best school friends and there are many absorbing occupations winch will make the party a success. Three of Thanksgiving's most popular symbols are used in these fall games: TURKEY STUFFING: This oral game is fun for several rounds. Players form a circle. One player begins by saying, "I stuffed a turkey with an—," then adding anything beginning with the loiter A—"apple," for instance. The next player stuffs the turkey with a "b"—and so on. A player who cannot think of a word in five seconds—or who repeats a word already given, drops out of the game. TICKING CORNt Place a bowl of uncooked pop- This is just the season to hold a party before the open fireplace. corn—and four toothpicks (two for each team) on a table in the center of the room. Make up two groups. Groups line up on opposite sides of the table, behind n starting line about six feet away. At the word go, a player from each group races (o pick three grains of corn with the toothpicks. The picked corn is dropped to the table. When a player has picked all three, the toothpicks are left on the table, A Pag of All Ages Test Your Sports Knowledge Let's have a blackboard drill more than Lefty Grove as a on sports. Q—The drum mnjnr in a b.ind twirls a slick cnilcd n Initon. In what sport does another kind of baton play an important part? A—Traek. Members of a relay squad are required to hand n baton from one runner to the next. Q—Should a baseball bat he stored in a warm pi are, or a cold place, during the winter? A—It should be kept dry, above all, but not exposed to too much heat. Sonic major ffucrs rub their bats with oil or vaseline for storage between seasons. hurlrr for the Pliilmlelplifa Athletics? A—Yes. This yenr Bobby Sfianlz became the highest salaried pitcher in the A's history. Matching Hearts To select partners by matching hearts, two baskets or bags arc needed. Into one place small red hearts on which names such as the following are written: Hamlet, Romeo, John Aldcn, Jack, Punch, Hiawatha and any other male lovers. In a similar container place the hearts on which are written (ho names: Ophelia, Juliel, Priscilla, Jill, Judy, Minncli.'iha, and other corresponding female lovwrs. The boys draw from one basket the jjiris from the other. Q—Of the top 2ft pitchers (sinc« 1900) who have shown the best control, a.s mca.suretl by the number of bases on balls yielded The Tiger per game, very few have pitched 'p[ lc ij Ror j s no t native to in recent years. Can you name Africa and the only place that any of them? you would find him there would A—Larry Janscn, Ken Jtnf- be the /.oo. However, in the jun- Rie.s of India, Indonesia, Southern China nnd olher countries of Southern Asia, he rules as within the past 15 years. Of this ' the "King of Beasts," as his group, Hubbell rates highest— i cousin, the lion, rules the African seventh, with an average of 1.82 jungles, walks per nine innincs. fensberger, Emil Leonard, Carl Hubbell, and Dizzy Dean are the only ones who have performed Q—Jim Fridley suffered the International League The International League is unhappy fate of being optioned ; true to its name, as it is rcpre- to a minor Jcajrue last year, after [ scnted by baseball teams from performing a feat that had been [ three different countries, Besides achieved only 28 limes in the his- j Buffalo, Rochester, Syracu.se and lory of both major leagues. What | Richmond in the United States, was it? j there are teams from Montreal, A—He made six hits in six; Ottawa arid Toronto in Canada official times at bat in one game, j and one from Havana, Cuba. * * * j However, most of the players Q—Has a pitcher ever received |."ire from the United States. TH£ PlCTU££5QUE &R£HP OF T£M6 LON6HORN CATTLE WA5 OF6PAWI5H 0£J<3IN.. FIRST PO- MBSTlC CATTLE ON THE AMEPj ICAN CONTINENT WAS TftAUS- FPOM HAITI TO MEXICO WISH &Y CORTEX, SO FAG.AS IT IS KWOWN... A MISTAKE WHftf THEY FAILED .... - ID&RIHCftWI^WITHTHPM, 15 WUMO JM W/E5T AFRICA IT AWD UCR OF ^ & yAlO TO 6ROWS-TO B£ A FOOT .LOWS AND H Ave A B&iR/WS WAY W£iGH AS MUCH AS A* A FOX HAV£ A 5EAWWS I T£A04CfL*. and the plnyer runs to tag th« next player in line, for a turn. The team to pick all of their com first, wins the game. LANDING OF PlLGROTSt Some time before the party, cut a "Plymouth Rock" lor each player, out of brown wrapping paper. Give each person a pencil. At the word go, players are to list the first and last names of everyone in the room. The player to do so first has landed all th« Pilgrims—and won the game. Here is another game that can be played at the table on Thanksgiving Day if you like. One player begins by naming a dinner dish—turkey, for instance. The next player repeats TURKEY and adds another food, Hk« MASHED POTATOES. Player number three repeats both TURKEY nnd MASHED POTATOES, adding a third food, nnd ao on. Any player who makes a mistake, or repeats a food already given, is out of the game. Th« player who stays in the longest, wins. Fold a piece of TYPEWRITING PAPER 8i in. wide and 11 in. loncj like this... l.FOLD IN HALF THE LON6 WAY, r •' 2.FOLD COWERS OVER TO CENTERFOLD. 3. FOLD OVER AGAIN \ LIKETHIS. ' 4. FOLD BOTH SIDES OVER ONCE MORE.. 5. TURN OVER AND SPREAD OUTTHEWIWGS 6. FASTEN TOGETHER WITH A ftPER CLIP AND GIVE IT A Puzzle Answers GIRL REBUS: Amanda; Norma; Pansy; Alice. M1XED-UP GIRLS: Rosalind; Angelica; Henrietta. CROSSWORD: HIDDEN GIRLS: a(ROSE)l (NORMA)l; t(HE LEN)S. DIAMOND: A RUT RAGES AUGUSTA TESTY STY A Spiders Not Insects Spiders arc not true InMctc. They have no feelers as Insect* have, and instead of three pain of legs like Ihe grasshopper, foi j«««a«lc, ttf* havi tew «•«. 4

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