Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 2, 1960 · Page 12
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 12

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 2, 1960
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE.und•LOGANSPORT PRESS; LOGANSPORT, INDIANA, FOLKS Fun of AH Kinds ' ) PuxxIes~Stori«>— r Thing* to Do—Ptn fait j '- * Indians Chuckwalla An 18-inch-lon"g lizard Utah,- New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California-, is impor tant because it served for ,fooc for the Shoshones and .othe, desert Indians.. They prized i •s we do beef. The chuckwalla in some ways looks like a pocket-sizei;.dino- laur. It -has a narrow head beady eyes, huge mouth, heavy jowls; wide belly, short, stumpy tail and thick; .baggy hide; It lives among rocks and -often is the color of its surroundings. It may be black, purple or dull, rusty brown. The* color -of the tail -most -likely will differ from the- rest of the body. It may be lighter znd- ringed with broad, black bands. The chuckwalla feeds upon the- flowers 'of desert plants. Some writers say that it prefers yellow and blue blossoms. ' Its second choice is-red and pink ones. It 'will eat the buds or green leaves and stems when there are no flowers. \ The Indians - would find, it perched-., upon a -rock ledge "My Most'Important Childhood'Lesson" Account Book Was Correct, But She Spent It on Herself This article is one of a. series by the nation's leaders-in toTiich they tell the'most important lesson that shaped their lives., BY'FRANCES P. BOLTON allowance—10 centi a-week— Congresswoman From Ohio «>d *' ven » littl « red'patent leather account booh. My father was a very stern At ^ ^ o£ ^ first week j man, with ( piercing blue eyes took my book vto - hlmF rathej . troubled' because- of the angle of &e moustache. when there-was trouble ahead, He Jooked ' my account over? as then the moustache drooped! handed j t back to me without a smlje| ^3 said) ^^ ^^ is quite accurate." I then asked, "But what is wrong with it?' You are not , pleased." His reply wa«, "You are right, my Dear, I am not pleased, because you -have ipeiit all of the 10 cents on yourself. You have not thought of anyone else. But it IS accurate.? . :I w.ent off-to;my room, closed the,door, and wept bitterly, and I had been started off on an FROM PEDALS TO PROPELLERS Airplane Grew From Bikes Kep, -Frances -P. Bolton'- Frances -Bolton of Ohio hat been*a long-time merober-of the I think_I have never forgotten U.S. House o;f t Representatives." Here, she admires some African the lesson. jjj e b roU (jht b ac fc ffom to that continent. ^ Chuckwalla basking ia the sun;'They would creep upon it and' slap: a hand dow.n upon it It-sometimes would wriggle from :under. the cupped Hand. It would lift its body-from th surface of the ,rock and In : half-waddle, ialf-rnn make -for the" nearest rock crack. It woulc dig it« .head-in ;and; squeeze through to safety. f It would then puff its loose skin-lull of ,air until; it became smooth and rounded. This made it larger than when it entered the crack. It was almost impossible to' grab it by.the• taE and work; it up through the crack. Let's Take a Trip Deep f /7S/cfe Iron Mountain Going in to a mine sounds like a scary experience, bu Iron Mountain, Michigan, is not scary at all. Itis a tunnel half a mile into the side of a mountain. Itis wet anc dirty so the guide gives you a raincoat and helmet. Inside.the lighted tunnel is* Ghost Lijght of North Texas Still Puzzles After Century Almost a century has passed Since, the ssttlers north of Texas' Big Bend National'Park first reported , a mysterious light. It glittered like a weird eye 1 from .an isolated peak'in the Chmati Mountains. ^ • Time has not dimmed, its I ' • 3 brilliance; travelers along U.S. Highway 90, between Alpine and Marfa, can still see it'' plainly most any night Strangely enough, no one even now knows what it is,"wher» it originates, or why' it shines. Countless persons have_ searched for this .ghost light without success. When it is ap r to move| the vein would have to .proached from the air or across be a largs exposed lode which the searing-floor, of the desert,. W0 uld most certainly have been Things Are Reversed In This Zoo In.Africa-there..ls»,ioo where the animals are free to roam anywhere'and the people'" are kept indoors. These iocs are immense game preserves- where the animals are protected by-strict laws, and travelers ..visiting the iocs must drive through in eari. In the center of the zoo is a building where scientists may "'live and study. "- t , Within just one of these zoof are • mountain -forerti, -tropical forest* and grassy pteins and rivers. On a short ride yon can see doiens of different wild animals. Elephant*, lions, hippopotamuses, , antelopes -and ,tobrsi,cttn all be seen living in their wild homes. UsuaDy.; the ; animils pay llttlt attention to 'the can-that travel t]i* jungle roads or cross the grassy, "plains, but visitors are advised to slay in their cars for .their: own protection. IT By FrancU Gorman Risier The sun plays hide-and-see)^ with .me! He isran awful tease; No matter if I stand beneath Tha biggest of .the trees, Old' liuB'.'pokes jolden fingen ' Through'leivei-and branchei,' lOO, ,~t<:. -I- And touches me ai if to 'say:.' "You're' IT,' n&w — I "-found /our' . , - ->,-•. .. * j- - . . ^' i a narrow railroad track for small cars called "donkey cars". They carry the'iron out of.the mine. The : tracks run slightly downhill towards the entrance. This .helps ; the heavily loaded cars to roll It would be easy to get lost because the tunnel curves and branches. -There.'are' 10 more layers below and three above. It is like a 14-story building-. The iron that men started digging nearly. 100 years ago Is gone now. Then they had no machinery and could dig only six feet a day. They used only candle*:for, light. Now mining Is. done by ', electricity. At the end of the tunnels Is a huge room. It is over twice as big as a football field^The.ceil- ing is a great dome high 'over your head. A faint .-streak.Vof light shows -where 'fresh" air. comes down a shaft^from far above.. This was once:-all solid rock but- was taken- out chunk by chunk in the donkey cars to be shipped away. .Many things you .use-every day 'have-; come 'ifom r iron—' parts of your telephone .come from iron. The toaster on your breakfast table has^ iron in it. Mnch of the automobile.you 1. PUNCH 5 ' HOLES JN' 1 ASMALL- 2.NOTCH ASTICK ABOUT •ISRLONeSOTHE NOTCHES ARE THESAME DISTANCE APART AS- THE HOLES ride-in Is made from Iron^ The first things known to be made of iron were beads which were worn by Egyptians-6,000 years ago. It seems ajshort walk.back to the entrance; The mine has been so:cool.and.iresh that the summer day strikes your face like * blanket. You quickly shed raincoat and "helmet and are glad you live-, in.'the outside world of tre«s and'sunshine. —Louise C. Powers 3.FASTEN CANTO STICK WITH WIRE OR STRING 4.THREAD A HEAVY ,„ ' WYtOH THREAD OR STRING THROWrH-ASAJALLSpONGE RUBBER &ALL AND TIE STRING TO CAN.. ' .LOUSNEEDLE TO PUT . 6TRIN6- "^ OFSTRINGTO SHORT PIECE OF TOOTHPICK TOHOLDIT'IN PLACED • TOSSTHE, -AIR'rAND'TRY 70 CATCH' IT • IN THE CAN- After Supper Drop a Line To a Pen Pal Steven Canipe, Route 1, Lin. colnton, N,C. Age: 15 V Virginia Zillmer, 314 S." Washington,' Waukesha, Wis. Age: * Bobby Erwin,;Route l, T .Brasher, Mo. Age: 7.' Dorotby"'Patrick N 139 W. Canada^ San, r ClementeV Calif. Age: 9. " » Bobby Jones, 213 Court" St., Chickasaw, Ala. Age:-ll. Angela Quane, 206 'Central Ave;,' N. Biloxi,'MissT Age: 7. Mary Jane Aleera, P. O. Box 533, Naalehii; Kau,. Hawaii. Age: 13. ' • p Jo'se Trevito,.812 Farragut St., Laredo; Texas. Age: 10. • Carol HockweUj'Box, 73, Strat- Susan Polivka, 12 S." Main,St., Dolgeville, N.Y. Age: 10. rlends Janene Weaver, Box 144, Connelly Springs, N.C, Age:i: " . ' ' ,ynn Schramm, 124 Clemmer Ave.; Akron 13, Ohio. Age: 12 Sharon O'Brien, 3975 Fishcreek 'Ed,,"Stow, Ohio. Age: 11.- Georgianna' OVBrien,' 3975, Fish- creek Rd., Stow, Ohio. Age: Mary Ann Koehler, 20-A Kayes Ct, Superior, Wis. Age: 13. Donna Snoke, R. D. #1, Cham- .bersburg, Pa. Age: 12. Xeeana "Shaffer, 575 Palisades Dr., Akron, 3, Ohio. Age:' 11'. Visiting Mrs.'Polk: MRS. POLK REBUS Use the words and picture correctly to find what Puizl Pete has-hidden here. As clues they are' Mrs. Folk's maiden name, her.last name, the nam of her husband and wbat-sh did as .first lady. CROSSWORD . Cartoonist Cal put PAizzle Pete's crossword puzzle r on the silhouette of Mrs." Polk 1 !-head to make it look nice: Brain Teaser. Certain' numbers- «r* always used in certain phrases — for instances we say."one"«t a time." Can you supply' the numbers missing from,each blank below?! 1. - day's wonder -2. the - " wonders of the world ' , ». kill - birds with — — ttone 1 • ._ ',-",. 4. - — of - and half-a- dozen i of .the other " > 5. -;— league boots ^ , . . 6. -^— ,,to - ." '", ", 8. 10> 'I -I .«cbf« years and '-.t.'oriJpi -s •« :»;«•'£ OT '9 -L-S -i'l' " !-ir»iipu«.i>o9>:' ACROSS 1 Sarah -was the —— of James ijolk 5 Social insects 6 Lohengrin's bride -9.Optimistic ' 1 DOWN 1 :1 ;Common .drink - 2 Within 3 Toot (ab.) 4"Literary composition' 7 Behold! 8; Steamship: (ab.) MIX-TIPS Rearrange the letters-in itach strange line to find the «tt\of Mrs. Polk,!s father's. plantation, her religion and something about her family: ' BROOM' HEFUSEH' i SHOT: TIMED- LORD. EN' INCH DIAMOND ' Mrs. -Folk's - father .was wealthy PLANTER, which provides Puzzle Pete with.- a- center for his word, diamond; The second -word ji "a malt - drink"; third "wolfhounds"; fifth, "penetrate" and sixth -"an Indian •weight" Can you complete ihe diamond from the given cluef? P . L A •' PLANTER T SCRAMBLED SENTENCE Help Puzzle .Pete out by rearranging the; words in his sentence so they will make sense: Children educated Moravi- ans, the Folk S»r»h by WM RELAY-GAME Divide the players into two teams. -Give .the first player of each team two pieces of card- joard about eight by ten inches. The player steps on one piece of ; cardboard with the left foot and places the other piece as far ahead as it can easily be stepped on with the right foot. Standing on the right foot, he player picks up the cardboard from under the left foot and advances it ahead, of-the right foot The object of tha game is to walk across the room and back, topping on the cardboard all h« way. In other words the ilayers. lay their own stepping stones as they walk along. This game is very funny and xciting as a relay. The team finishing first is of course the winner. it 'suddenly vanishes. .^At night the • stranfe light twinklesi-in- the distance :like-'a star^that has, come to rest on the mountain.slope. An Indian legend'has itrthat Itlis'.* camp- .fire kindled 'by an , ancient . Apa'che,'.ghost, 'condemned., to roam, the" high ^mountahvTtrail* forever.' It is pale compared with the' light'of »-st»r «4id often appears m»-» double light. And one minute it ean be a tiny, almost Invitible sparkle, the next a vivid spUsh brighter than any. automobile headlixht. discovered long before now. • Others think' that luminous. gas, similar to the kind-known as "swamp gas," might be responsible: Some believe that the 'light is;a mirage. It's true, that inverse,mirages' require'», special type of stratified' air such ' as abounds in the Chinatis. It U also true that mirajea are • reflections of distant artificial lights. And 10« years ago -the brightest light In this part. of .America wax a kerocene lantern. the At other times r there Is no light Some day, perhaps, someone m t S H_- will unravel the'mystery. But One explanation is that the light is : a reflection of the moon from an. undiscovered mica vein. But to'"allow a reflection ' Everyone knows about th« Wright brothers, and their first airplane flight. But did you know that their daring invention began with bicycles? Their first plane flight was on December 17,1903. At the time, they had been making bikes for almost 10 yeari in their small shop at Dayton, Ohio. They read accounts of glider flight* by Otto Lllienthal. m German aviation engineer who studied /flight of bird* and built gliders. He showed the' advantages of carved surfaces . over flat ones for wings. Lilientha-l's -discoveries thrilled Orville and Wilbur. Wright. They read everything .they could find about.aviation^ But they depended upon their bicycle business lor-their -livelihood until a..year after their successful flight. , Their' bicycle shop served a* the place for the making of their first aircraft.-They began by improving model gliders. They tried out their models with air current* in a homemade wind tunnel. They decided in ;1900 ihat they-.needed strong, steady air currents.' They asked advice of the U.S. Weather Bureau. It suggested Kitty Hawk, N'.C. The iwinds there blow strongly and steadily from the north. The; moved their camp in 1901 to » nearby sandy field next to.Kill Devil Hill. They, launched gliders from the slopes of the hill during 1902 and 1903. They built a biplane in 1903. -They called-it the Kitty Hawk after the place where they were carrying on., their -experiments. Chinati-Mountains have guarded their secret.well., —H.:N. Fergiuon They, flew the Kitty,Hawk, on, December 17, the -first successful' flight in a ,'man-carryinf .^airplane powered by a motor. First flight of the Wright brothers' plane at Kitty Hawk, N.C. Great for Scribblers Time Marches On Time isn't lazy It hurries along; i It's schedule is perfect, And never wrong. Wasting a day" „ Wdl not'halt a chime- No clock is made r - .That can' ever change'time. By Kay Cummer SPHERES,,,ALONG WITrl FULMARS,-/ 5HEAPIWATIR5,ALBATH065ES, ' THfcYMAKC OPTHE CWOCRKNOWN ' DUE TO CHARACTERISTICS OFTHEN05TRJL5-,. H tHEIR FOOD CON' 5ISTS OP'OILY KEFUSi; LIFE PICKED:UP,FROM THE — PETRELS EVERAR -FOUND INLAND 'DEPOSITED IN A BURROW .AND-THE-YOUNGARE FE -D1SE5TED 'FOOQ,.' IVEN J SEVERE 5TQRMS... Lead Pencils Aren't Lead; Not Really Pencils, Either Collecting pencils is fun. You* can. save hundreds-,of them.. One of-the most famous;collectors is Edward C._ Schmidt •of Los Angeles, Calif.'He counts his colle'ction'bV'the. thousands. ' A sign reads} "Do you have any pencils .that would dike- a happy home?" . Mr. Schmidt said that the secret" of building up.a pencil collection Is to ask'everyone for one. He does. Most are. glad, to give onesior a collection.^ • • The most surprising thing about the lead pencil is that actually it is_ not lead at_ all. Neither is it truly a, pencil. The lead -js-ireally ' graphjte.: The word-"pencil" is from-the Latin penicillum,' which mean's" "a little tail." The first pencils were fine' brushes, of -hair- or bristles. ' * There if* a pencil for'every purpose. The 'jencll industry now makes' 319" different types in more than 70 different colors and r In IS degrees of .hardness.' S'qme .write clearly on-glass, plastic, home freezer packages and" other slippery surfaces. Surgeons use a special pencil for 1 outlining 'the operation area on * the human body. Packing plants use another type to write on \sides of beef the kind'ot beef it is.' —Weldon Woodson Rules for- Riters '' >. <- "i Try .never to badly split an infinitive. ' » '"\ r Don't never use a double.rieg- ative. , ," ", - • _ . Don't end sentences with prepositions'like'the ,word with. Dou'tHise ainlt;, it ain't' goodi '.grammer.- , MprWvri/M III with tr It firt ntlibH* inapt tj.fwmlult* tl Htwiptftl Inttrtiln Autxntlen—flint* It VSJi. Puzzle Answers •sa,BfAuioi\[ aqt JCqfpsjBO •H3S H3JN3 My;Umbrclla" By Frances Gorman JKiMer Most- of the ( time my; umbrella Looks .hungry, lean and-old; Its ribs stick out like little bones Between each droopy fold. But you should see my umbrella ,Grow r 'big and young-and gay When' I tak'e it outwalking on A drippy, 'droppy- day! Have You Ever? Br Miriam J. Harris. Have you. ever- climbed; up A'mountain so high That you almost felt You could touch the sky? Have you e'ver "been riding On a nierry-go-round; And almost forgotten What it's -like • onb-the.-ground? Have you ever been flying In. a fastj-moving'-plant.- ^ And thought it "-was fan" To look DOWN at the rain? Have you ever'done anything So strange,and:so ; new - • That you felt^very different And not REALLY like'you? Pencil Magic- Ask a friend to write down the number of his, birth- month and multiply it by two.' Have him add flv« and multiply that answer by 50. Now haVe him add his age to his sum'and then subtract;365. Ask him for his'answer; Now use your paper and pencil. Add 115 to^e'number h« gives you. The two figures ,to, " he right will tell~you his^age *_ and the left' hand figures tell' he'number : of ;his: birth/month.. t's fun, it's like- magic and it', works every time. Try it for ' aughs.and fun.' An example." Joe's birth month'is"'July,-his birth data he 19th. July, is the seventh month. 1. 'Seven v times 2 equals 14, ilus 5 equals 18, times 50 equals 950. ' ' _ 2., Add Joe's age which is 15 and 'you *h&v« 965. Subtract' 65 tquals 600. ,.y .-^ .' 3. Here's where'you do your figuring—600 plus 115 equals 15. 4.' To the right is his age, 15, .o the left his birth month, th« •> «venth,raonth!- ,\

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