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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1954 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) 1 COURIER NEWS PAGE THRB1 PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES l.Find a small clean FISH CANor PAPER CUP. Z.Cutoyt 2 , trees li'ka in this from '"ALUMINUM FOIL or COLORED PAPER. 2.FOLDTHE1 TREES DOWN THE'MIDDLE AND FASTEN THEM RACK TO BACK WITH „ SCOTCH WEDRPINS. 5Put a pin in the top with the point sticking up.•• putaGUMDRDPon.it... 4.WED6E THE , TREE INTO THE ilj CAN AND FILL THE CAN WITH MORE GUM DROPS. W PECORATE YOUR FIREPlACE MANTEL OR TABLE WITH YOUR GUM DROP TREE. withsANDorDIRT., STICK A SMALL TREE INI HAND PACK THE 6AND TIGHTLY .ROUND IT. Things to DQ|-Make These Christmas Decorations yy hi +n HnilSG Hsd FlfSt """"" "" Christmas Party in 1800 WJtERB mBltt&WlLLMDfc Something to Try -Make Colored Stationery BY BESS R1TTER IT'S FUN to write letters to friends on stationery that you've decorated yourself, especially if the colors that are used express the mood that you happen to be in at the time. This can be done by starting with plain white paper and three tubes of artists' oil colors—red, yellow, and blue—and a little turpentine. Start by mixing a little of each color with some turpentine to thin it. Discarded tops from jars may be used for this purpose, since they can be thrown away after you are finished, instead of having to be cleaned. Mix some purple, green, and orange as well, while you are at It. (In case you have forgotten, purple is red plus blue, green is made by mixing yellow with gently with a stick, you'll obtain very pretty marbleized pattern. blue, and orange is a combination of red and yellow. Black . . and brown are mixed by com-[Dip the edge of the paper into the bining the three primaries in dif- ', water, and the colors will ferent proportions.) ! promptly transfer themselves Next, pour some water into any dish that is big enough, such as a shallow cake pan. Or you can cut a square paper milk carton in half lengthwise, and discard the piece that contains the opening at the top. This will leave you a neat rectangular receptacle which can be thrown away when your stationery is completed. Fill the with water, and select the colors that you want to use on your paper. If, for example, they are yellow and green, pour a little of the latter and a lot of the former onto the water, making sure that you do so very'slowly. to it. You can obtain a great many 'different effects by using different combinations, such as red and green and yellow, blue and yellow and black, or purple and green. For two shades of the same color, create the lighter one by mixing white with it. Never use equal amounts of all colors, container partially j Instead, use a great deal more of one than of the others. It's also a good idea to try different ways of applying the color to the paper, as decorating the top and bottom margins of one sheet, extending the paper into the bath only about an eighth of The pigment wUTfloat onto the ] an inch. Decorations all around surface, and if you mix it very)the four sides of another, one- quarter inch deep will look very pretty, too. When you feel moody, select papers that have lots of blue in them for writing your letters on. When you're sunny and cheerful, the yellows are the nicest. And when you happen to be particularly gay, why, nothing's more appropriate than a "fireman's red" trim. Make up a lot of stationery at j one sitting, allow it to dry thoroughly, and then store it away. For no gift to a friend is more appropriate than this, especially since 12 matching sheets and envelopes, wrapped in colored cel- iophane, takes only a minute to pack. Seal with scotch tape, after writing a short greeting on a card, and placing It so that it can easily be read through the transparent wrapping. Fun Project »-Bronze Vases From Wine Bottles BY GERTRUDE A. SPRINGER THIS BRONZE vase idea may solve your Christmas or birthday gift problem for Mother, Grandmother or teacher. They are easy to make and the gold or silver paint is your biggest expense. Take an empty wine bottle (first picture), some stovepipe wire (hardware), powdered asbestos (hardware), a bit of Portland cement or brick mortar and your gold or silver paint or lacquer and some inch-wide strips of old cloth. Study the wine bottle and decide just how big the handles should be, then build them as you are shown in the first picture. Then mix up your mortar by using about one-fourth powdered asbestos and three-fourths cement and mix in just enough water to make it like thick dough and so it will stick to the bottle. If you get it too wet, add more powdered asbestos. Make it "damp dry." Cover the vase first, then cover the handles as shown in picture | two, then wrap the handles with' the strips of cloth or with pie tape and leave these strips on until the handles are dry, which will be two or three days. Then decorate the vase by- shaping little wads of the cement mixture like flowers and leaves and pressing them onto the covered vase. (See picture three.) You can make any design you want. Chinese Ming trees with a lit- tle dime-store Chinaman underneath pressed into the wet mortar and dried there are cute. Paint the vase when dry In your gold or silver and the design in contrasting colors and use any kind of paints or enamels. The vase shown was painted in gold and the flower in red and the leaves in green enamels. WordGamd, -Mind Ticklers With Holiday Theme QUIZ FOR CHRISTMAS In each statement below, you are given three choices. Draw a line under the correct answer. 1. Christmas trees were first used in Germany, Poland, Sweden. 2. Mince pies were first made in Germany, Denmark, England. 3. A holiday food found in bogs is tangerine, cranberry, crab apple. 4. Dutch children set out their caps, shoes, stockings, to be filled with gifts. 5. The custom of giving Christmas presents was started by shepherds, wise men, merchants. 6. It is customary to say "Joyeux Noel" in Germany, France, Austria. 7. The chief course at the Cratenits' dinner, as described in Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," was roast duck, roast turkey, roast goose. 8. A Nativity scene was first set up in Palestine, Lebanon, Italy. 9. The Christmas seal originated in Denmark, Holland, Lithuania, 10. Sweets which often decorate Christmas trees are candied app'os, candy canes, bonbons. |of holiday festivities in Holland,!canes. 11— England. 12—Mistle-I each word'you find, and add five [Switzerland, England. 12. The Christmas green associated with osculation is holly, fir boughs, mistletoe. points for any word you see that we omitted. Here is the list of words we found: Else, Emit, MISTLETOE WORD HUNT See how many four-letter words you can niake from the j Tj j me| List, Lost or Melt, Mile, Mist, found 38 common words, but you ' BY EVVA BUNKER THE FIHST CHRISTMAS In the While House was a merry one. It took place in 1800 when John Adams, the second President, was in ofilce. The" bulletin*; was brand-new then, and was not called the White House, but the President's Palace. John and his wife Abagail had been living in Philadelphia, the temporary capital, until May of that year. In May the whole government" of the young country had packed up and moved to Washington. The people came by stagecoach, carriage, or horseback. All the government papers and records had come by bonts down the Atlantic coast and Chesapeake Bay. They were packed in seven large boxes and five small ones. The trip by carriage took most of three days, with the President and his wife taking the wrong road out of Baltimore and getting lost in the woods for two hours. A resident directed them to the right road. * * • IF YOU HAD BEEN invited to dinner that Christmas Day, you would never have guessed that much of the "palace" was empty and most rooms unfinished. Only a month before, Abagail Adams had written to her sister: "The principal stairs are not up, and will not be this winter. We have not the least fence or yard . . , and the great unfinished audience room (today called the East Room) 1 make a drying- room of. to hang up the clothes in. Bells (for calling servants) are wholly wanting, not a single one being hung throughout the whole house." But Abagail Adams did not want to be called a complaincr. A little farther on she wrote: "You must keep all this to yourself, and when asked how I like it, say that I write you the situation is beautiful, which is true." + * * ON CHRISTMAS DAY, 1800. President Adams looked very fine in a black velvet suit, its breeches fastened at the knee with brass buckles. His hair was powdered in the fashion of the times ;mcl he wore silk stockings a rut a while waistcoat. Most of the men were dressed similarly. The guests who faced the win- A PLEASAKJT ONE:, EVErKJ TMPU6H THE PLAC& COMPLETELY WASH UP dows saw a different view than one sees now. Outside, instead of a paved street and buildings, they saw a swampy dirt road, a footpath, and partly cleared woods. Occasionally a carriage passed, or a few men on horseback. Snmc stray cows w;"- -'"rr-d about nt will. That was why Mrs. Adams wanted a lence. Guests who faced toward the south could have seen, as Mrs. Adams mentions in the same letter, "the river in full view of my windows and . , . vessels as they pass and ropass." HUT FKOM no window could they see many houses. "The city," wrote Abagnil Adams, "is only so in name." In nil Vv'.'ishinuton there were only about '100 buildings. Of these only 100 wcro of brick, the others were wood. And mnny nf the lattin- were little more than huts. There weren't enough houses for the MOO people. Senators urn! veimjseiUalives h;ul to live in crowd i;d rooming houses, often had to sleep two or three in a room, and board with the Uindl;i(ty. No wonder the President's fiiicsls that first Christmas in the White House were glad to be there, even though only six I or seven rooms of the place were ! finished. WASHINGTON had so few buildings then it was hard to find office room for the various government agencies. Some offices were crowded into tho President's Palace Itself. In spite of the crowded conditions both In their offices and (heir living quarters, the members of Congress always tried to appear ucat and well dressed. John Adams wasn't the only man at the Christmas party .with a handsomely curled wig. Many officials worq powdered wigs at ajl times. Along Pennsylvania Avenue were several shops whose customers were nearly all congressmen. Inside in cupboards around the walls could be seen freshly dressed and powdered w jgs—just waiting for their congressional owners to call for them. The menu that day included several kinds of meats. Venison was easy to gel. Wild turkey was plentiful In the section. And quail could be hunted within a quarter mile of the "palnce." Besides the meals there were many dishes loved in New England where bolh the President and his wife came from. There hay^e been many more brilliant parties in the White House since 1800, but that first Christinas dinner of our second President and his quiet kindly wife was certainly a happy and unusual one. PUZZLE CORNER Life's Spice: Variety HIDDEN FRUITS Puzzle Pete has hidden a fruit in each of the following soi> tencos. Can you pick them out?. She had » neat appearance. Mayhap pleasing you Is difficult. Tim plump hen was to be our dinner. DE-TAILED WORDS De-tail "a fixed look" and have "an asterisk"; de-tail this and have "a musical direction"; oncu jmore and have an abbreviation •for "a thoroughfare." TRIANGLE WINTER will soon be here and Puzzle Pete has based his triangle on that season. The second word is "jumbled type"; third "operated"; fourth "pause"; and fifth "a sticky substance." I N T E WINTER PICTURE WORD SQUARE Substitute n four-letter word for each of the pictures in this sketch and you'll find your answer reads the same down as across. Sports -Don't Overlook Soccer QUIZ FOR CHRISTMAS: 1— Germany. 2—England. 3—Cranberry. 4—Shoes. 5—Wise men.! may see more. No plurals or 6—France. 7—Roast goose. 8— | proper names are allowed. Italy. 9—Denmark. 10—Candy | Give yourself one point for , SQUEAK, WHIME,ME\V T SHRIEK,ANI7 ^ V£ ^ CRY LIKE A CHILP^TUSUALLY The yule log is the center | OP- N£W IM ICELAND AW Wte4SGlfZ AUKS AWDMJRRES LAYPUTA SINGLE £<S6; TWiTOtStt^THREE TO FIVE; GfiaJSE T €tGHTTG FIFTEEN,.. Item, Lest, Lose, Meet, Mite, Moil, Mole, Molt, Most, Mote, Omit, Seem, Silo, Silt, Site, Slim, Slit, Slot, Soil, Sole, Some, Stem, Stct, Teem, Test, Tile, Tilt, Time, Toil, Tome, Tote. SECRET FOR CHRISTMAS Send this secret message in code to a friend or one of your cousins for Christmas. Here's how you write it: For every letter In the message, use the letter following it in the alphabet. In this code, RED would be SFE. Sea how easy it Is? After decoding th» verse given here, try some other verses on your own. When Valentine's Day oomes, use the same code In writing your valentines. BU DISJTUNBT QMBZ BOE NBLF HPPE DIFFS, OPS DISJTUNBT DPNFT OVU PODF B ZFBS. SECRET FOR CHRISTMAS: At BY JAY WORTHINGTON DO YOU WANT to try ;\ same that combines some of the -skills and thrills of football, basketball, and ice hockey? You can kick, dribble, pass, and score goals, all without special uniforms or other expensive equipment. All you m:ed is a round leather ball and a field. The game is soccer, a sport which is often neglected in the United States. Soccer, or fi.sKo- ciation football, attracts crowds ip to 150,000 in Europe. Here, it has been played mostly in our eastern cities, and then usually by descendants of British or middle European immigrants. But our best college;; includr- good chew, pl*T ind mak* which rtsemblo fuolbfjll goalposts, aix' eight feet wide. The cro.-,.sb;<r is eight feet high. For "pick-up" gjirrifj.s you c;in drive t'.vo slick;; into tin: ground about eight feet ;jjj;irl, nml six to eight feet high. A goal is .scored when trie ball is kicked or bulled between the uprights urirl under the crossbar. Kvery go;il counts one point. The f/n;j lie's job, as in hockey, is to block every rival's shot any way he can. Since he is the oniy player permitted to use his hands, the goalie can catch a ball on the fly (which he often does by hurling himself full length), and ;then throw, kick, or roll the ball tricky , tf> a tcammiitc, THE GAME STARTS with n kick-off in midneld. The ball Is basketball player p] . (ccd jn a cjrde Jf) y .^ across. The only player who The object Is to advance the! n cnlcr lhis circ | c js thc ccnter ball by kicking or passing until, ( orwnr( i on the team that Is kick- one of your players can kick j nj , O fr. into the- rival team's final. j Eleven players make up a A SOCCER FIELD should be| regulation team. Both teams line soccer in their varsity or intramural sports programs. j THERE IS ONE big difference between soccer and our major sports: you can't touch the ball with your hands, unless you are the goalie. The game resembles hockey more than any other,. except that the ball is advanced by kicking instead of v;ith a stick. i Passing requires skill when: you depend on your toe instead of your hands. Or, you can pass by bouncing the ball off your head! "Dribbling" is also a business. The soccer player dribble> 'the ball with either foot, almost r dribbles with either hand. 100 to 130 yards long, and 50 to 100 yards'wide. Usual dimcn- up somethng like a football team receiving a kfcktoff. The forward For Christmas comes hut once a sions arc 115 yards lonp, and TIvUrtG nur- %1 'i year. [/aide wide. Regulation goals, jaro thrco brick are two other backs. The eleventh player is the f*oalic, who never loaves his post. The other 10 players stick more or less to their positions, but they may roam all over the field at limes. The defenders play a kind of "man-for-man" style of defense as in basketball. GET IN ON the fun, if your .school has a soccer learn. If not, start your own. Your school or city librarian can supply a rule hook. You can buy a soccer ball for uroimri $4 or more. Or, you can practice with a cheap basketball, junior si/.e, or even an ol 1 volloy ball. Soccer is the per feet answer for boys who may be too light for football, or where a school cannot afford a football learn. Puzzle Answers CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Silhouette of this puzzle 5 Preposition 6 Part of "to be" 1 Pronoun fi U. S. soldier J) Mistake DOWN 1 Another name for this puzzle's silhouette 2 Heavy blow 3 Kind of pudding 4 Persian prince Salad Adds Yule Colors S33V 30VT NVId 'aavnbs CIHOA\ H3.LNIM MSVd J.SHH NVU Id M SALAD OtcaKATf HAWfVfD • W/TH BAUDS OK. SMALL SALLS i •)S '0|! 'JBJS ainivi-aa s five. lifhiivl lh™m halfbacks. Farther j 13il|s>;t31d A V ) M .< 0 W : ftRntJ When the gelatin has hardened, peel away the paper and M.mcl the cone-shaped gelatin on a lettuce leaf, point up. Trim the trea with dots of cream cheese or with bands of cheese which has heen mada sol'tur wiUi a UHU uuJ*.