Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 30, 1960 · Page 34
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPOKT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA ¥OUHS FOLKS • Fun of All Kinds ' Puzxlflt—Sfori*s— Things to Do—Pert Pols. It's Trick or Treat Time All Across the Land Untidy Forest Witch Baked Wonderful Pies L i 11 a c e was probably th most untidy witch in all of th •woods. She threw potato peel Ings in her front yard and emp ty oyster cans in her back yard She let her hair hang down so long that she was always stepping on it. The inside of her house was a sight, too. She never brushed the cobwebs from her walls She said she thought they made pretty decorations and- it was too bad to destroy them when the spiders had worked so hare to make them. But, Lillace had her good points. She fed the squirrels played jolly tunes on the harmonica and made delicious thimbleberry pies. When her dooryard got so littered that even Lillace herself couldn't stand it she would . take her house apart, load it into a wheelbarrow and move to a new spot. The house was just put together with chewing gum and pieces of string so it was easily taken down. But one day the other witches in that part of the woods put their heads together and decided that Lillace would have to move to a different forest. "I'm sick and tired of seeing our lovely place all littered up," said Vilace. "Her chewing gum papers even blow into my yard." Brain Teaser There really is no trick to this puzzle. Just add ONE letter to the beginning and TWO letters at the end of the words below to find the names of well-known BIHDS. 1. 2. . 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. — IN . — ART — ELL — RIO —••HOE — — — COT — LICK — WALL — PAKR — RACK Answers '6 'A\OHEA\S -g '9 'aqaott^ -g 'S 'uiJJEM 'Z " 'A1O4 •/, 'apuo '» "You're right," agreed Chlorinda. "And the way she lets her hair go makes me blush to be a witch. Nobody expects her to have a permanent or even use curlers, but to go around stepping on it is just too much.' ; "Of course she is pleasant and'very generous with her pies," ventured Gilofena, who was a meek little thing. "So what!" snorted Vilace. "That's no reason why she shouldn't sweep her house out once a month, the way the rest of us do." "Who'll tell her to move?" asked Gilofena. "I won't." "I shall," said Vilace. "I've told her more than once that I was going sio. do something about those chewing gum papers and this is it." Lillace didn't make any fuss at all. "That's honkey dory with me," she said. "I was going to move again anyway. I'll just go farther out." She took her house down, .put it in . the wheelbarrow and started off. Somehow or other the woods seemed awfully lonely without her. The other witches missed her gay tones on the harmonica. They missed the squirrels who used to come around for acorns. And they missed her thimbleberry pies. One day Gilofena said, "I'm going to find where Lillace lives and move next to her." "Better still," said Chlorinda, 'ask her to come back here. We'll all pitch in and help her clean house twice a year." "If she'll cut her hair I'll even give her a home permanent," added Vilace. "What's more, since I was the one who asked her to move Td like to be the one to ask her to come back again." —Mabel Banner COLUMN Gats of all sorts: CAT REBUS Use the words and picture to full advantage to uncove .the four cats Puzzle Pete ha hidden in his rebus: MERE, ROVER! t CROSSWORD Cartoonist Cal has placed Puzzle Pete's crossword puzzle on the silhouette of our subject: Halloween By Kay Cammer lalloween is a goblin Tapping afthe door, lalloween is a witch n windows at the store, lalloween, is costumed {hosts jaughing up the street. ' Halloween is a pumpkin face 'laying trick or treat. ACROSS 1 Feline creature 4 Malt drink 5 Adult boys 6 Some cats are household DOWN 1 Summer 2 Toward the sheltered side 3 Canvas shelter HIDDEN CATS Each of Puzzle Pete's sentences contains a hidden- cat. Can you find their names? As a hint, the letters may be parts of words, but they are in rotation: Folio never ceases being a dread affliction. "Mr handle's what's your'n?" Lw>, p a r d DIAMOND Puzzle Pete centered his word diamond on a LIONESS The second word is " a slight taste"; third "a shop"; fifth "to iron" and-sixth "a worm." L '- I ' O LIONESS E .' S S ; CAT WORDS Each of Puzzle Pete's words begin with a CAT, add a word that defines the second.part and you'll havt another complete word! CAT +. a peck = ? CAT -t- craft = ? CAT + take evening meal = ? CAT + a suffix = ? CAT -fan Oriental name = ? Puzzle Answers: IV3 *» + M -1- 1VD XV3 S ssa ssas&i SSSNOIT SHOIS dIS 1.MAR.K TW03INCHSOUARB OFRM»BR LIKETHISWITHA COMVASS AND CUT AWAY SHADED PART.. 2.TURNR\PERS!NTO CONESHAPES AND FASTEN IN SHAPE WITH CELLOPHANE -TAPE 3. FASTEN THE BOTTOMS OFTHECONES TOGETHER WITH TAPE TO MAKE THIS SHAPE 4. PUTATHICKBOOK AND ATHINBOOKONTHE FLOOR AND PUT Z YARDSTICKS ON THEBOOKSTHIS TOP ENDS OF YARDSTICKS SHOULD BE AS FAR APART AS WIDTH OF TWOCONES PUT THECRAZYONE NEAR THIN BOOK ANDTHEGONE WILL ROLL UP HILL SPOOKY SPIDER Terrible Tarantula Wishes Only to Be Left Alone (uoti)o<£ 'CIHOAlSSOa© Did you know That a whale will drown it he tiys beneath' the' water tod ong? These Unusual Planes Con Fly Up/Down and Sideways TAIL PROPELLER iS NEEDED BY HELICOPTER TOWERCOME TORQUE OF BI6 ROTOR. U-18 DOESNT NEED ONE. U/MBAU6H IM8USES.OLDAUT06IRO rRINCIFLE. IT-IS. DRIVEN FORWARD BX RE6UIAR PROPEUER (AT 120 MPHTOPSFEED) STAKES OFF AND LANDS BEST FEATURE IS ITS LOW PRICE- ABOUT $10,000, COMPARED TO *45io60F=ORASMAlLHEUCOrTER! U-18 ROTOR |S TOWERS!) OWy ON TAKE OFF. irR€WESFREELYlNFU6HTXOSUPnY UfT. ITCKN HY AS SLOWLY AS 06 MPH. ; SAIDTOKMUCH EASIERTOaYTHAN THIS1S THE OPENCOGKflT KELIETT AUT06IRO OF TWENTY YEARS A60. . Among the ' ugliest of fearsome looking creatures to be found in the West is the tarantula. This giant spider has eight hairy legs, with'a spread of five :o seven inches. His mouse- colored body, and scaly back and tv!o glittering, periscopic eyes, are. enough to startle anyone. But it is almost harmless. All it cares about is to be left alone. Only when goaded beyond endurance will it bare its fangs. But the thid^ yellow fluid spurting from the lances hidden in its jaws is fatal only to insects and other small creatures on which' it feeds. Like the .bite of a snake, the horror of being struck by such s scary thing is as shocking as the_: sting .itself. But it isn't much worse than a bee sting, The numbing pain is gone in an hour. The evil reputation .of the tarantula had its "beginning in the 17th century when a big, tawny yellow spider was too common in the little town of Tarantum, southern Italy. The ,_splder was naturally called the tarantula, after the town. Though the name of the town has been changed to Taranto, the name of the spider remains. People bitten by this creature were supposed to be hit with" a strange sickness called ta'rant- :sm. They would rush out into the street crying. Others would join them and throw themselves.into •wild whirling dance, supposedly to bathe themselves in Derspiration and thus throw off he venom. Not until many years later did authorities decide that the* dancing probably caused more damage than any tarantula ting. But the legend lives on. Strangely enough, the dance gave its name to a -modern dance called the tarantella. Most of the tarantulas In California bava disappeared with irrigation ditches and How would you like to have a tarantula crawl over your hand? Actually, the hairy spider probably wouldn't bite you unless you frightened him. tractor plows. But high school boys still find them on bare spots between the cotton patches and potato fields. They capture them to display in museums and, perhaps, to scare the girls. They say these hairy monsters make great pets, and let them crawl up and down their bare arms. That proves how harmless they are. —Mark F. Wilcox PUMPKIN FAVORS Here's how to make pump- Ion favors f O" your Halloween party. Choose -ne big golden orange for each guest. Draw eyes, nose and a mouth on one ride of the orange with a soft lead pe..cil. " ••' color them leavily with a red crayon. See how they glow? Just as though andle were burning in the pumpkin! ' Stick thn i small green gumdrops on a t ithpick and insert one end of the toothpick in the top of the orange lor the pu ipkin's stem.' Make your party favr difarent and good to tat this Halloween. Weird Things Happened To Swish, the Broom, On Night of Halloween Swish, the barn broom, was made in Witch ville. Being made in a witches' town he naturally had th« energy to fly. This take-off energy was. packed in his handle. But the ability to fly was the reason behind all his trouble. <s> —— His trouble started when he was bought by the O'Halleran's who lived on a dairy farm. Here he met the youngest O'Halleran, Jim. Almost immediately Jim became his favorite. Jim was strong. Jim was kind. Jim was happy. Swish knew that Jim liked him> too, .for when Jim swept Color in your own picture of a Hallowetn scene. out the box stalls where he kept his own two cows, he always grabbed for Swish rather than any of the other brooms. Jim never hurt him either. He always replaced him on the wall rack very carefully. But Swish was not the star- put kind. The fljlnr energy in his handle jot to pushing- him and when no one was in the barn, he flew here and there between the stalls and up to the rafters. Sometimes he forgot to, return to the rack and instead leaned himself against the oat shoot or just dropped exhausted on the floor. More than once h« heard Mr. O'Halleran complaining about not being able to find the broom. Then on Halloween morning he reached toward the rack for Swish and he wasn't there. Mr. O'Halleran really got irritated. He shouted: "Jim, how many times do I have to tell you to put the brooms back where they belong when you've finished sweeping!" "But Did ... I do put them back. I can't understand. ..." Jim said in a pleading voice that made Swish sigh deeply. Mr. O'Halleran didn't pay much attention to what Jim had to say. H« went right on scolding: "If you don't take better care of the brooms I'm not going to let you work in the barn. Now, you learn to be neat about your work or give up your cows." When Mr. O'Halleran left the barn Swish saw Jim wipe a tear from his eye. How much Jim loved those cows! How bad he would feel if he had to give them up! Right then and there Swish told himself he would try never to fly out of place again no matter how much he wanted to. He wished the energy to fly would leave him so that there would never be danger, again of getting Jim into trouble. He meant well, but as soon as Halloween Eve began to creep upon the land, and Swish heard the owls hooting, and felt the Halloween ghosts and goblins stirring in the air, it was hard Tor him to stay put. The urge was strong inside his handle ;o fly up, up, up, as high as the rest of them. The eery wind rippled his bristles saying: "Come,. Swish, sweep the skies with me!" Swish almost raised himseK off the rack, but then ho thought of Jim and said: "No!" A couple of gnomes pulled several bristles out by the roots, and jeering at him called: "Fly with us! Fly!" Swish thought a swift fly would stop,the itching the pulling of the bristles had caused and braced himself for a flying leap when he thought of Jim and answered: "No!" Then he saw a black cat with yellow eyes perched on th« rafter above him. Purringly sh« coaxed: "Come, you just must take a spin j So you'll remain th» ! witches' kin. For not to fly with the Halloween crew, Means In Witchville you're taboo!" "I wonder what the witchel will do to me if I refuse to fly this night?" Swish asked in sudden fear. "You had better wonder!" returned the black cat, arching her back. "Their punishment! are severe I've heard." Then Swish thought of Jim again. He thought of how kind he was. How happy he usually was. How good it felt to be used by those strong hands of his. "I don't care about their punishment," he told the black cat. "I love Jim and I won't do anything to hurt him. If I fly I may not get back In time to b« on the rack for the early morning milking and then Jim would lose his cows." At that very moment th« wind started moaning: "H« loves!" "He loves," chanted th« ghosts and goblins and gnomes. "He loves!" yawled the cat. Then there was a wilchuig- hissing sound in the barn. Swish felt all the energy to fir being drawn out of his handle. He heard witches cackling! "There's your punishment for learning to love!" . Though the witches of Witch- ville would never have believed it. Swish was happy. Hi* punishment had granted his on« wish . . . never to be able to fly again! —Evelyn Witter Busy Clock By Frances Gorman Kisser Our busy clock tries hard t* keep The time exactly right; His little heart tick-tocks away As he works, day and night. At 12 o'clock he celebrates In his own funny way — He clasps his hands together As if to shout: "Hooray!" liKEMOSTOWt-S-THE EIF OWL 15 NOT A NEST MAKEPUT USES OLD .NESTS OTHER; BIRDS HAVE BUILT.. SOMETIMES IT WILL LAYEGGSINASHEL- TERED LEDGE,,gUTITS PAVOR1TE NESTING PLACE SEEMS TO BEOLD WOODPECKER HOLES IN THE GIANT SAGUARC CACTUS RDUNDlNTHEDEBEfVT WASTELAND5,» THE EIF .OWL 15 ONLY ABOUT b'MCHESLONGi A SPARRCMUTSLEEPS DURING THE DAY AND IS ACTIVE AT.NIGHT,. IT EATS LIZARDS, MICE AND SMALL INSECT*

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