Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 3, 1970 · Page 20
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-Junior Editor Quiz on- BIRD COLORS Daily Times Herald Features . . . Comics Tuesday, November 3, 1970 QUESTION; Why are male birds so brightly colored and the females so dull? ANSWER: To most birds, his home nest is extremely important—at least during that period when it contains eggs or young birds. The eggs are very fragile and the young birds make easy prey for various prowling animals. During the nesting period, therefore, the eggs and young must be concealed as much as possible. This is why the females of most bird pairs are so drab in color. As the mother is brooding over her eggs (2), her colors match those of the nest, which becomes almost invisible. With the male, the situation is different. His bright aggressive colors show other birds who is boss around that neck of the woods — that goes for his singing, too. Also, during the time he was courting (top), his brilliant colors drew him to the attention of the female bird. Our picture shows the remarkable plumage of one of the famous Birds of Paradise. Sometimes, the variations in nature have led to male birds which are dull colored, too. One such species builds a little "bower" on the ground of many upright twigs. Inside, he piles little mounds of shiny, colorful pebbles. Then he dances around in front of it. proud of his work as a craftsman and hoping his lady will notice it. (Corinne Jenkins of Statesboro, Ga., wins a prize for this question. You can win $10 cash plus AP's handsome World Yearbook if your question, mailed on a postcard to Junior Editors in care of this newspaper, is selected for a prize.) Hodgepodge Answer to PrtvTous Puwle ACROSS 1 French nobleman 6 Cicatrices U River in Ontario ; 32 Originate < 14 Delighted ' 15 Moscow is its capital 16 Cloth measure ;17 Certain j paintings (39 Blunder SO Thorough- j fares 22 West German i capital city (25 Finale ;26 Ashen /30Iroquoian Indian !31Encouraga {32 British i princess 33 Check 34 Approach 35 Perched 38 Lohengrin's bride 39 Juvenal's forte 42 Harem room 45 Sound 46 Health resort 49 Masculine appellation 51 Cultivator 53 Covet 54 Oleic acid salt 55 Slight depressions $6 Birds' home* DOWN* 3 "Prison room 2 Ellipsoidal 3 Encountered 4 Stream in. England 5 Sustain 6 Diatribe 1 Pie cover S Roman bronze 8 Demolish 30 Mix 11 View 13 Auricle 18 Low haunt 20 Manifests disdain 21 Bowling 1 term (pi.) 22 Vegetable 23 French river 24 Feminine appellation 27 Cain's victim (Bib.) 28 Hawaiian garlands 29 Heating device 35 Looks fixedly 36 Be sick 37 Genus of marine snails 40 Turn aside 41 Roman magistrate (var.) 42 Aged 43 Legal document 44 The caama) 46 Lath 47 Fondle* 48 Exist 50 Metal 52 French plural article TIZZY By Kate Osann ••••II ii 14 16 1 22 23 2430 32 34 20 42 49 53 43 |5T 139 (40 |44 a ^Bi45 50 CARNIVAL By Dick Turner "Of all the boys I've dated, Arthur is truly outstanding—an outstanding bore!" The government says you can save money by buying in season . . . and this is the season for fur coats!" SIDE GLANCES By Gill Fox BUGS BUNNY By HEIMDAHL fr STOFFEL . . .„ . . 'He inspires my confidence. He looks like a man I wouldn't be afraid to buy a new washday miracle from!" CAPTAIN EASY By CROOKS & LAWRENCE MY PEAR Efl^y; HOW GOOD OF you TO COME- AMP THE IMPROVEMENTS YOUR ANP NOW, CHILPREN- AFT0R ALL-THAT" ICE CREAM ANP CAKE- - OUR GUBZTOF, HOHOR WUU &AY A PEW WOKftSi BIAZB0I m NO AFTBK- , PINNER SPEAKER... X <3V€>T CAME* TO PELIVER $Om PR&BMS> FROM THE FOIK& AT MckB& PBE0Mmi> INPUSTRIE*! HOORAY! fQOT ONE LITTLE GIRL- DOESN'T W $EEMT0 BE JCININ& IN. OUT OUR WAY By NEG COCHRAN r HERE, ORAMPAW, HAVE Y'/WJTHER. \ / SHE COES.' BUT SIWCE \ J AFRESH CI&AR —I —Y BOUGHT \ HE'S DEVELOPED THAT V BOUGHT VOU A SOX OF YOUR FAVORITES.' GRAMPAW OUR BOARDING HOUSE . . . with . . . MAJOR HOOPLI 7] SHORT RIBS By FRANK O'NEAL GifitlALK IS BECOMING A MAJOR SOURCE OP AIR POULUTiON. THE FLINTSTONES By HANNA-BARBERA WELL, S*=NATOR...HOW / P YOU MAKE OUT ON I TH' COLLEcSE CAMPUS"? V ^J"HEV KEPT ASKING MV ANSWER TO THE- ECOLOGY PROBLEMS. { ANSWER I THAT -I SIMPLY TOLP THEM I KEFDSEP TO HELP THEM CHEAT IN. ANY OF THEIK EXAMS/ •0 u'-sT PRISCILLA'S POP By AL VERMEER ALLEY OOP By V. T. HAMLIN WINTHROP By DICK CAVALLI FRECKLES By HENRY FORMHALS

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