The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 27, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 27, 1954
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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACK THRK* PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES An Editorial lor Young Folki— How the Trouble Tree Taught Judy Something BY VENUS INGUSH "OH, DAD, I just can : t go back to school and face everyone." Judy was almost in tears, and Dad thought he knew how she Jell. It's awful to have .a part in a school play, and work hard on, it, and then forget the words and have the audience laugh. -Judy, baby," Dad said as he patted her hand. "Why don't \ve take a vide in the car? There's something I'd like to show you." They drove along the highway and got out beside a giant tree. "Stand here, Judy. Face the tree, and tell me what you see." Judy looked at him questioningly. Then looked and said: "AH I can see is the bark, and it's rough and not very pretty." "But there's something else, Judy. Don't you see the sunshine that shows at the sides of the tree?" "Why, ves. Yes, the sunshine shows around the tree, too." "Everyone has troubles," continued Dad. ''Sometimes when we are awfully close to it, we can't see anything but the ugliness of one tree or one trouble. We forget there is also happiness—we can't see the sunshine at the sides of the trouble. Now, if you didn't go back to school, you'd miss a lot of fun and good times. It would be just as though you came out here next summer on a picnic and stood facing that tree all day. That wouldn't be much fun, would it?" He looked down at Judy, she was almost smiling. "You're right, Daddy. There's lots to school besides just the play." Then she grinned. "But it was a pretty big tree, wasn't it?" "It was," agreed Dad. "But if you manage to get around this one, it won't be so, hard to find your way around the next one." Fun Project ]-Gifts You Can Make for Mother, Dad :Jalk ThJHgS Before Asking for Puppy as Present Clu-islmas will be here before you know it— and you'll want to have your packages ready. No gift is more cher- 3. Cut b wings from the 1 foil and bend them at the end Jet MOM l.You'H need a chunk of CLAY (REGULARCLAt.NOT PIASIKINE) about as big* your two tets... SwodenMATCH STICKS and about a Ginch square of ALUMINUM FOIL and a flower dish that mom likes to use. 2.MAKE3 LITTLE ROUND CLAYSHAPES ABOUT! IN. LONG LIKE THIS...— . 4. PUSH THE WINGS AND THE BEAKS INTO THE CLAY. MAKH STICK S.Pressthe clay down about iinch along the rim of the dish... •TAKEOfFAND LET DRY... MEN BUY, PAIHT BODIES BU&HT COLORS MM FWrmW, BEAKSWLOW, SYESBIACK- • isheil than one uuule by tlic person giving it. Start now to snake these two! More will follow. 4.Whsre linescrossscrewin a brassCUP,. HOOK. ...WE EACH fMGLUEA STRIPOf PAPER iWCH WlbEANDIi IM.ION&...0R ASWAILLABEL 5. Ill We EXACTCEftr&CF TCP ££>&£ fVTWA SCK£tV£Y£. t.Cutfarqe fetters from _a newspaper-spelling K-E'Y'S. Glue/them l.Cutout a flat BOARD about 6 inches wide and 11 inches long. * SANDPAPER I 11 2.PAIMT IT A BRICHT COLOR WITH ENAMEL PAINT across th& 6IVE THE TOMD FOR CHRISTMAS! KEYS ShortStoryj---Jerry Bakes a Fake and Wins the Game "IF WE CAN'T lick 'em, maybe ; plastered my leg into a big cast.! I'm busted clean out of my pads, 'l hobbled around convincingly, j Coach had me scraped off the we can bewilder 'em," I told my cousin Lorenzo, walking home from football practice. "Huh? What say/ Jerry?" Lorenzo asked. "I'm talking about winning the game with Nextown High. Only when do we?" "Never," Lorenzo said. He was right, too. Our team (Homeville High) is always light. "We'll have to out - think them," 1 decide. "Strategy," Lorenzo tells me, "Getting there fastest with the rnostest." "Coach says we have to build our phiys on speed and deception, I'm the fastest back—" Then I got this idea. and Coach cried into two towels We didn't say I'd broken my leg, but what would you think? That's what the reporters thought, too. Next day our paper said, "Speedy bat-kfield star Jerry grass and began patching me together with laps of tape. He had a length pulled off when Nextown started rolling. Five yards . . . first down; six on the benchjyards Thompson will be with injuries." . . . unquote. So came the day of the game.; Coach decided we'd work the big another first down. surprise in the second haH. The Coach danced, and howled, and slapped tape on me at the same time. One lap over my shoulders, another around my neck and hel- even see the tie go up on the Scoreboard. Never taking his eyes off the game, Coach gave me a push. "Get in there. Jerry!" he yelled, j "And scamper, kid! Scamper!" I couldn't see a thing except(he toes of my own shoes. When! the kick came, all I could do was | run right Bt the sound of pound- i ing cleats. 1 held up my hands; (with my fingers crossed) and; score was still goose eggs when we trotted back on the field, me;' hid in the huddle minus my i mot and over my face . . . around j the ball came into them like a .nd around . . . and around.] homing pigeon. I couldn't see the A Page For of All Ages PUZZLES, BRAIN TEASERS "Have a heart, Coach!" 1 phony cast. i yelled. Nextown line thundering down at me so I wasn't even scared. The held. play worked. Nextown got Our line] But he didn't even hear me, or! 1 ™V movin « so < ast ' "» up and over them like they were pop-eyed : look to see what he was doing. seeing me, and I got away lo j And the next lap sealed my score. And kicked goal. Which made me Public Enemy Next day Lorenzo and I talked [ Number One for N e x t o w n. Coach into agreeing. We knew "Faker Phony!" they yelled. the sports reporters were com- Somebody left the gate, open mouth shut. The fans were howling now, some at me looking like a cross between an Egyptian mummy and a wasps' nest and the rest because Nextown rolled ing, • so we baked a fake. \Ve |0 n the next play and springboards . . . and dived over the goal line. After .that it was a cinch. We not only bewildered Nextown; we licked 'em. But good. "Brains and adhesive tape Is Visiting Wisconsin: WISCONSIN REBUS Puzzle Pete has hidden four tacts about Wisi-un.sin in his rebus, and says you can find Ihcm by using the words and pictures correctly: ! 'right over our goal line. I couldn't the formula," says Lorenzo. Book World-Good Books to Read About Animals BY AIYRA DTXON I HOPE you like to read stories about animals. When you were three your favorite may have been "The Three Little Pigs." Now you doubtless enjoy stories about horses and dogs. There are many good ones. I have listed a few lor your reading pleasure. SMOKY by Will James is the story of a cow horse. He was a "one-man" horse. It was Clint, the cowboy, who understood him best of all. If you want to know- all about horses and cattle and range country Will James is the author to tell you. LASSIE, COME HOME by Eric Knight is the thrilling tale of how a collie from Yorkshire, England, is sold and taken far north to Scotland. Joe Carrac- lough, the dog's master, is heartbroken. Lassie also yearns lor home and the boy Joe. In fact, neither fences nor chains, hunger nor weariness can keep her when she feels the urge for home. BLACK BEAUTY by Anna Sewell was the first great horse story, written about 80 years ago. before the days of automobiles. The horse tells his own story, an autobiography. He had good masters and bad. In the end he finds a good home and an old friend. BAMBI by Felix Saltcn. is the story of a forest deer. All the creatures of the forest express themselves much as human beings. There was Bambi's mother who taught him the wisdom of • Hie forest. Then there was Fa- : line, the !o\rly doe, and the Old ,Stag who saved Bambi's life and ' taught him of a Power who is over all. I SALUTE by C. W. Anderson is a horse story which lakes place in far-famed Saratoga. A boy's love of horses makes his dream of a horse of his own come true. His care and training of one j horse, Mohawk, is rewarded in the end with a surprise. LITTLE DOG TOBY by Rachel Field is the story of the famous Punch and Judy show London. Only instead of a puppet there is a real dog, Toby. Among Toby's adventures is a visit to Buckingham Palace to entertain the Prince of Wales. (You will find this book easy reading.) JUSTIN MORGAN HAD A HORSE by Marguerite Henry is beautifully illustrated by Wesley Dennis. It is the story of a common work horse. He lived in Vermont when our country was young. Now his descendants are called Morgan horses and are famous all over the world. There are many thrilling events in the story. You'll enjoy reading how the first Morgan horse wins a race with the help of a little yel- I low dog. Idlers In each of the strange lines: GREY BEAN LAMES YANK TRIP SO CUD YARD CUOSSWOHD Recognize the silhouette map !of Wisconsin un which Caitoun- iisl Cal has put Puzile Pete's . rrossword puzzle about that stale? Party Idea —Candleholders Which Can Be Eaten XEXT TIME you give a party, why not feature favors that are just a little bit different, such as candleholders for tiny festive candles that can be eaten after the flames are blown out? They would be fine for a Christmas party. To make the candleholders, all you need are the candles themselves, a box of colored marsh- mailows. some round cookies, and any round kind of hard candy, especially if it has a hole in the middle. Stail-by gluing the marshmal- Ipw in the center of the cookie, which, can be done easily with simple white icing, made by mixing a small amount of confectioner's sugar with enough water to form a thick paste. Apply to the marshmallow, then press it down on the cookie. [ Once this has hardened, which | takes a few minutes, press the i candy, edgewise, into the side of the ma;5hmaliow. j It will now look like a handle. Then, as your final touch, force the end of the candle into the center of the marshmallow. i It will be prettier, ot'course, if j the entire unit is all one color, such as a pink candle in a pink marshmallow holder which features a handle that is pink as well. To color the cookie pink, simply mix a little red jelly in the icing mixture, and cover the whole cookie with it before adding the marshmallow. For differently-colored icings, use pure food coloring pellets. To personalize your candles.' You can do this by coloring ; write the name of each guest . icing a rieop chocolate brow around the edge of the cookie, j mixing cocoa with it. Now £ AMPLER AMP HARP &M&Y ARE HEEDED JO MAX* CAMPLE- HOLDERS THAT CAM &£- EATEM FOR j CODED MESSAGE i A simple code has been sub- 'slituted for the correct letters in ; Puzxle Pete's message about Wis| consin. As a clue, Wisconsin ! happens to be the first word; j Xjldpotjo jt opufc ht b ebjsz tubuf. DIAMOND Wisconsin's capital, MADISON, provides the center for Pu/.zle Pete's diamond. The sec' and word is "a pillar"; third I "bails, as water from a boat"; : fifth "tries'', and sixth "a distress signal." M A D MADISON S Q N WISCONSIN MIX-UPS Here, are three facts about i Wisconsin. Just rearrange the ACROSS I Not clean 6 Fixed look 7 High cards 8 Paper clasp 8 Girl's name 11 Play part DOWN 1 Doctor of Science (ab.) 1 Style of type 3 City in Wisconsin 4 Surgical saw 5 A fili-math e reply 8 Cards (ab.) 10 Pronoun Quick Question Which travels faster— An outrigger canoe riding wa\e or a Blue Shark? ANSWER The outrigger canoe. It moves aO-.'jS mph. The blue shark swims at 2425 mph. Pen Pols —Write These Folks a Christmas Card Pear Captain Hal: I am a little girl six years old. Dear Captain Hal: I am nine years old. My hobby IllUC (,1M ='A J1.B10 «!«• - I would liKe Pen pals from all « pjaying the piano. I jxouW like j wuuiu niy. i F . lo hear from girls and boys be(nei the world. My hobby is col lecting dolls and cowboy pic- turef. My mommy will answer my mail for me. Donna Jean Goodrol 13 Defiance Street Ticondttoft, N. T. tween nine and 11. June Heard 615 Craig Alice, Tex. Dear Captain Hal; ! I am 11 y«i» old «id k tht out » thin water-color brush carefully, and use this for lettering the name on th« cookie. WTNEPYSMIES <9FTH£ FREWCH C4M£fZOONS, W&5T EtSfMANT THEY MOVE THE VILLAGE TO THE ACCESS TO FOOP. * WATER TURKEY? sixth grade. My hobbies are collecting movie star pictures, reading, and collecting and writing letters. My favorite spoils arc baseball, lootball, basketball and swimming. I would like Pen Pals of all ages from all over the world. Linda Jean Worthington JU. 1, Whitticr Lane N»w CuC«, Ind. Dear Captain Hal: I am t girl 11 year« old. My hobbies are collecting movie-star pictures and writing letters, i would like to hear from boys and girls from th« ijei of 13 to 16 who write often. Marie Irene Pena 2841 Bolivar Sticet Corpw CbtiMi, T«. OF/ALL '. wowmowiN<J THE 6>lRJrUTUVHSlNTHg WPO-MALAYAH A(2f A AN(? ITS m* FCOP s OTWR #w*** BY BKSS HITTER YOU MIGHT be considering asking for a dog for Christmas. They are wonderful gifts. But it's a Rood idea to consider a few important factors before making the request. First: Can -ic be suitably set up lo provide for his comfort? Second: Would everybody who livei in it be ready for him also? ONE OF THE BEST ways lo j take care of both matters consists of calling a simple family conference together in order lo make It very clear from the start as to where the animal will noi be welcome. Investigate the rooms he doesn't go into, the furniture he mustn't sit on and the prize persona! possessions that he isn't to be permitted it? come in contact with. This would do more than simply avoid lots ot later-on arguments as far as the humans in the household are concerned. For it would mnke life lots easier for the animal also, since everybody would be enforcing the self-same set of rules. You'll also want tu be in entire group agreement as regards the places that would be definitely within bounds for him, with the most Important being the place in which he'll sleep. If there's more than one youngster, and they aren't sharing bedrooms, the arguments rcKttrd- ing who will have him for the night will probably be both lengthy and loud. It should be settled right away. A dug is a great responsibility in a home— almost as much as another human being added to the family. IK YOU PLAN ON ruling out all bedrooms, anywhere else indoors will suit him line as a place to sleep, excepting for the basement, if il's I he traditional cold and dump Uimt, and places; in fhe houfie that are definitely drafty. It's not. a good idra, cither, lc .settle him right nest to a heated radiator, since the air right there is far too dry. Rule out the (rip of the stairs or a landing on them. too. since it's a real safety m ensure lo keep .such spaces clear. Of course preparations of this sort take lots of lime and trouble —hut it is ini|jor!anl to net them settled even before you make ths request for a dug as a gift. Every problem mentioned will have to be faced either now or later on. So "tackle them today, before you make up your mind, which will leave you (rre and clear, later, lo rnm:enli'Me on topics like feeding him. walking him, and if he isn't t rained already, on houscbreaking him gently. As a matter of fact, before you even consider a ring, deride, as much as possible, as to "who will do what." ONLY ONE PERSON, for example, should be responsible for feeding, thus making very sure that he doesn't get five or six meals a day from difl'erent members of the family at different odd times, all of whom will be 'convinced that the creature i would otherwis* be starved amidst plenty. Ona person should take the matter of housebreaking exclusively In hand, so that he'll be punished only once for a particular iccident, instead of being scolded and slapped over and over. Also, a single person should be entirely in chargt of taking him out, or of assigning the duty and seeing- that it's discharged, so that the pet never misses his important daily romps. , Are you willing to do this or ar« there others who art re«dy to share it with you? Don't accept volunteers al this point, however, in regard to training the dog to obey essential commands such AR coming when ctiled, "heeling," and the like. Instead, wait until he's been around for a while, and be- 'with the member of the family 1 who is fondest of him too— ; probably you—and will consequently have the greatest patience for a toughit task Ukt this ona. EVERYONE, however, will bear him a real affection for as long as he is with you if you take these precautions, instead of loving him lavishly for the first few weeks (as often happens) and. then considering him nothing more than a to-be-endured-pest. Puppics make wonderful Christmas presents hut b« sur« our will he welcome befor* you ask for it, who is responsible for everything from mangled slippers to fight! among the youngsters. Or, even worse, to (urn him over as an* jlher job for Mother. He'll be everybody's angel, and conduct himself around th* house with self-contident assurance from the very first week for he'll be consistently reminded by every human there that th« penalty for disobeying certain, never-changing regulations will ,earn him nothiiiK but housewid* disapproval. Bui that there arfl j plenty of other regulations that | will, if they are followed, result in ponce and praise, If cvcryune is agreed and ther« is a complete understanding that a pel will be welcome and well [cared for, put it on your Christmas list and Christmas morning, what a thrill! ChristmasTree HERE'S AN IUEA for another type decorative Christmas tree. j Roll three pieces of green con- i struction paper into a tube and !hold the tube in place by put- I ting a rubber band around on« 1 end of it. j Cut three slits in the tube from •top end to a third of the way [ {i-orn the bottom. Make the slit* about equal distances from each ; other. Bend down the sections mad* by the slits. Now 'put your finger into the tube, gently pull up so that the layers of paper slide .with it. j By using a layer of green paper, then a layer of red, then * I layer of green, you can make a 1 fancy tree. Or try silver or alum- linum paper. Puzzle Answers i WISCONSIN REBUS: Madison; Badger; Cows: Partridge. | CODED MESSAGE: Wisconsin : is noted as a dairy slate. DIAMOND: M LAT LADES MADISON TESTS SOS N WISCONSIN MIX-UPS: Gre«i Bay; Many lakes; Dairy producU. CROSSWORD:

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