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r THE PHAROS.TMBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS. LOGANSPORT. INDIANA «*C Fun of All Kinds '| 5. ,* Puzzles—Stories— j | Things to Do—Pen PolsJ Jerry Keeps His .Resolution The Hard Way Jerry slid into' his place at the breakfast table after everyone • else was already there, even sis, who spent so long getting beautiful. "So what New Year's resolution are you going to make?" Sis asked him as he picked up his napkin. Jerry shrugged his shoulders and. started on the frosty orange juice. Sis wouldn't let well enough alone. "You ought to resolve to be more friendly. Honestly, I see you a hundred times a day at school, and you never open your mouth to anyone. Are you going to be a hermit, or something?" "What's wrong with being a hermit?" Gee, Mom could sure make wonderful scrambled eggs and buttered toast. "I could be friendly if I wanted to." "Oh, yeah! You're too chicken! You'd never speak to anyone if they didn't knock you over first. Mom, you ought to see him! Honestly, he's downright crabby, if you ask me!" Mom's voice held the note that warned Jerry and sis to tread a little more carefully. "Margaret, I'm surprised at your language! Chicken, indeed!" Sis's mouth was full of buttered toast and chocolate milk, but that didn't stop her. "Well, chicken is wlathe is!" A beautiful, but beautiful, idea flashed through Jerry's agile mind. "I bet I can get everybody on the schoolyard for a friend if I try!" Sis looked at him in openmouthed astonishment, andj raised her eyebrows. "What' an optimist you are! Okay, make that your New Year's resolution—even if you just try it for today. That, at least, would be a start!" Jerry didn't tell anyone his plan. He went to school as usual, after a little extra preparation. But he knew that Sis took the time and effort to spy on him several times that day, and he knew she was really getting an eye full. She surely did look flabbergasted! He knew that each time sis saw him he was surrounded by friends, all of whom talked to him, laughed with him and slapped him on the back just like life-long buddies. A crowd of GIRLS around him at snack time; a group of boys and girls with him, all laughing and talking, in the cafeteria at noon; even several kids whispering to him in math class as he saw sis walk past the open door! .Each time he saw Sis he grinned smugly. At first, she had a more and more puzzled look. Then an amazed look. And finally, a respectful look. Jerry was satisfied. He guessed he had shown Sis this time! She would see who was "chicken"! Of course, he was chicken! About making friends, that is. But after today Sis wouldn't kid him about it. That he knew. That night at dinner Sis hardly waited for him to reach the table before she made with the questions. "Jerry, I have to admit that when you go after something, you go after it with everything you've got! Mom, you should have'seen the amazing sight I saw today. I still don't believe it! Jerry surrounded by friends! Jerry slapped on the back by everybody—even the V.I.P.'s of the whole school! I even saw Mr. Berry, Jerry's science teacher, slap him on the back and walk across the campus with him chatting as if Jerry were his long-lost brother!" Jerry said nothing—but he nonchalantly looked at his fingernails and gently breathed on them! Sis subsided into her dinner, with only an occasional, "I don't understand it! I simply don't understand it!" Nor did she understand it ... not until Jerry excused himself and left the table. As he walked towards the stairs, the neatly printed card pinned to the back of his shirt was plainly visible. It read: "I am too chicken to speak first. But I resolved New Year's Day to make friends if I could. Won't you slap me on the back, or speak to me?" Signed, "Chicken." —Robert Alan Cumbie The Wonderful Time By Frances Gorman Risser C heerily the bells ring out, H appily we laugh and shout, R ed and green and silver strands I n our very busy hands. S oft snow falling all the day, Time for dreaming and for play, Midst the holly berries bright A11 the candles are alight— S anta Claus will come tonight! Tinsel crowns the stately tree, I '11 look in my sock with glee, M usic seems to skyward climb— E verybody loves this time! ZOO'S GEORGE SCARBO THE ELANP/A NATIVE OF AFRICA, 15 THE LARGEST OF ANTELOPES.. IT ONCE ROAMEP ALLTHE PLAINS OP SOUTHERN ANDEA6TERN AFRICA;TODAY1T IS NEARLY EXTINCT. -IQRN5ARE PRESENT IN BOTH SEXES.THE HORNS ATTAIN LENGTH OF FORTY •INCHES." ELANDS GROW TO BESIXFEETTALUAT THE SHOULDER, BULL ELANDS SOMETIMES WEIGH A TOM. J6A FEROCIOUS LOOKING E6A5T BUT IS HARMLESS AND GENTLE.. - ~ ELANDSTFW/EL. IN LARGE HERDS . LED BY AN OLD BUuu.. THEY LIVE ON GRASS AND LEAVES, Famous Christmas Poem Made Up to Hoof Beats ^^ The big day is almost here, i streets to fetch a big turkey * r ^ r 'as a surprise for his family. s— and chances are that when Jg you sit around the brightly- lit tree on Christmas Eve you'll hear the famous poem about Santa Claus which begins: 'Twas the night b e.f o r e As his horse clip-clapped along, Clement Clark Moore made up his Christmas poem. You, too, can help him by coloring in his version of Santo. Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse . . ." Remember? If you do remember every word then you're just as clever as Clement Clark Moore, who wrote this poem especially for his six little children in New York City back in the year 1822. It had snowed heavily on the day before Christmas, and j Mr. Moore was in a very gooi" mood as he rode in drawn sleigh over the white On his way back from the market he suddenly thought of a jolly old man then known as Saint Nicholas. And, as his horses clip-clopped along, Mr. Moore began to make up a poem all about St. Nick. sleep that night 139 years ago, thinking about all the presents Santa'Claus would bring them when and if he squeezed down their narrow chimney. Mr. Moore did write hit poem down, but he never thought of publishing it. However, a friend of the family, He thought up every line Miss Harriet Butler of Troy according to the rhythm of the hoofbeats and by the time the sleigh pulled up at his mansion, Clement Clark Moore had the whole poem— all 56 lines memorized in his head. The big question was: Could he remember it all? Yes, he did,, and he changed only a word or two when he N.Y., heard it and enjoyed it so much that she took a copy to the editor of a local newspaper. This newspaper published "A Visit From Saint Nicholas" on December 23,1823. It was just the beginning, for soon newspapers and magazines all over the globe were printing the happy Christmas poem. The first person to draw a wc'hnr^ 11 four daughters around the big picture of the Santa Claui Illi> ilUiOC- i,, . , T-^__- ...„ !«*«.,,. 4.«J-,* T wi«- HAWnn COLUMN It's Christmas time: CHRISTMAS REBUS Use the words and pictures to uncover the things associated with Christmas that Puzzle Pete has concealed in his rebus: Nutcracker Sweet If you're near the sea and go crabbing, a nutcracker works very well for cracking 'the crab shells without breaking the tender meat inside. Buckle Covers Record envelope should be buckled when you remove or replace the disc. Delicate playing 'surfaces are easily scratched. HOMONYM In a homonym, words sound alike but are spelled differently. Can you supply the missing words in Puzzle Pete's sentence? Santa wasn't afraid of the bear's . CROSSWORD A silhouette of a prominent Christmas personage has been used by Cartoonist Cal to dress up Puzzle Pete's crossword puzzle. the Christ Child at this season 3 Girl's name 4 Christmas 5 Any 8 Boy's nickname 9 Downtown (ab.) HIDDEN REINDEER Each of Puzzle Pete's sentences contains the name of one of Santa's reindeer. You may find them as complete words or parts of words, but all the letters will be in rotation: The marathon dancers showed signs of exhaustion. Come to the fair. The blitz ended as quickly as it had begun. DIAMOND PRANCER, one of Santa's reindeer, provides - center for this word diamond. The second word is "an undergarment"; third "an alloy of copper and zinc"; fifth "a kind of tie" and sixth "to harden." Can you finish the diamond? P R A PRANCER C E R Puzzle Answers • •& I3S iOOSV HHDNVHd SSVHS : ONOKVia ACROSS 1 Christmas visitor 6 Decorated trees are used to •—— homes 7 Mineral rock 8 Having weapons 10 Smallest amount DOWN 1 South America (ab.) 2 People pause to Lincoln's Common Look By Alfred K. Allan One day, Abraham Lincoln, then a 'young lawyer, was walking briskly along a town thoroughfare. The gangling, lean-faced man made his way through the cluster of people jamming the street. As he walked through the crowd, he overheard some comment expressed by someone standing lazily on the sidelines. "He certainly is a common- looking fellow," the man said tactlessly, referring to Lincoln. Young Lincoln calmly turned .to the man and replied, "Friend, the Lord prefers common-looking people. That's why he made so many of them!" :H3aONI3H NSddlH : QHOAiSSOHO : WAN(MOH •UBS pue I3SUTX p8}BJOD8Q; IS } II 8S : Sfia3H SVM1SIHHO New Year Customs Vary Throughout the World New Year's celebrations bells, horns, whistles, any- date back to the dawn of civil- thing to make a noise. This ization. Nature's cycle of seasons has always been recognized, and the beginning of each new cycle was a time for a new personal beginning. The time of rejoicing varied, some celebrated after the end of the harvest. Today most celebrate the beginning of the calendar year. In the Orient, the Chinese close shops for several days, while they make merry with feasts and fireworks and the general exchange of gifts and good wishes. In Japan, even the very poor provide themselves with shining new clothes and spend three days visiting and entertaining. In Europe, the New Year's festival is a longer celebration than Christmas, with family parties, merrymaking and a general exchange of visits and presents. Scotland celebrates the old time tradition that to be 'first-foot" in a house brings luck for the whole year, and in order to insure his host a bounteous year, the guest must not enter empty handed. Russia ushers in the new year with a cannonade of one hundred shots fired at midnight. Firearms are used in celebration by many Scandin goes on until the wee hours tree on Christmas Eve. "But I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, 'Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.' "... His family wanted to know why he had described this man called "Santa Claus" as fat and jolly with a white beard. So the author replied, "That's the fat man who lives two blocks from us. I thinking of him." And so the children went to we know today was Myron King, a newspaper engraver in Troy. He thought a red suit and long flowing beard would look nice — and everybody still agrees. "A Visit From Saint Nicholas" is now commonly known as "The Night Before Christmas" and it is the world's most popular Christmas was ] poem. Millions of children en- I joy it every year. "Nice catch, wise guy—now get down and take the ropa off!" Here Is the Latest Pen Pal List from Around the Nat/on Jo Ann Yager. 6604 Man- WANT PEN PALS? Print your name, address and age, send to Captain Hal, care of this newspaper. These readers want letters from you. avian cities, while the Yule- All you have to do is write tide celebration continues un- tnem ' til the twelfth night, as in Italy. Here in our United States we have our celebration on New Year's clocks strike twelve o'clock the fun starts, crowds that Donnie Bibler, 800 Flanders Ave., Akron 14, Ohio. Age: 12. ir ceieorauon on[ G y Ashelmani 1Q82 eve and when the j Brecken ridge, Akron 14, have been gathering for many hours break forth with song, Long Ice To make ice cubes that will fit into the mouth of a canteen or thermos bottle, fold long strips of heavy waxed paper into pleats (milk-carton cardboard), and slip the paper into the tray after filling it with water. When frozen, dislodge the cubes by pulling the pleated section apart. Ohio. Age: 10. Pearlie Dawson, 1325 Magnolia St., Handsboro, Miss. Age: 14. Norma Jean Graf, 2812 Gano, Great Bend, Kansas. Age: 13. Juanita Ybarra, 1801 Morales St., Corpus Christi, Tex. Age: 13. Deborah Benson, 35 Grant chester Rd., Clinton, Ohio. Age: 11. Barbara McCune, 2436 E. 8th Brain Teaser What city is referred to in each of the following questions? What is the Christmas lumber in California? H d • In what part of Arizona is the whole world contained? Q . Q What well seasoned city is in Utah? S — y 9 words) Who is the naughty boy in New Mexico? C d Where is there always a fire in Nevada? S — — s What is the stone in Arkansas? L k (2 words) What field in Missouri enjoys only one season? S d What city in Illinois blossoms all year? B n What could be used to start a fire in Michigan? F t What stream in Michigan is the site of war? B k (2 words) In what city of Ohio is an St., Stockton 6, Calif. Age: explorer remembered? 9. c ' — s Susan Bellin. 1522 Jefferson j What kind of meat is popu- Ave., Waukesha, Wis. Age: I lar in Alabama? •11. Sandy Marek, 321 Palmer St., Waukesha, Wis. Age: 13. Sandra Turchin, 694 Lake Mont Ave., Akron 7, Ohio. Age: 11. Judy Johnson. 1443 Kite St., Akron 7, Ohio. Age: 10. Jill Krainek, 1018 E. Wabash Ave., Waukesha, Wis. Age: 9. Susan Kay Hyde, Route 2, Box 253, Kingston, N.Y. Age: 10. Carolyn Hyde, Route 2, Box Rd., Lynn, Mass. Age: 10. j 253, Kingston, N.Y. Age: Everett Elliott, 838 Stanwood, j 13. Akron 14, Ohio. Age: 10. Gary Visher, 2936 Stockton, Akron 14, Ohio. Age: 11. Georgia May Hyde, Route 2, Box 253, Age: 8. Kingston, N.Y. Photo Facts (7) by Bill Arter riNHOLE HAS THIS ADVANTAGE: IN APINHOLE CAMERA YOU NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT DISTANCE FROM HOLE TO FILM. SHARP IMAGE IS FORMED AT ANY DISTANCE. BUT WITH A LENS A SHARP IMAGE IS FORMED ONLY AT ONE POINT(8)-THE POINT OF FOCUS BETWEEN SUBJECT AND FILMTHROU6HTHATPARTICULARLENS, SEE HOW TWO SETS, OF THE MANy RAYS COMINS FROM THE SUBJ ECT, ARE BENf BY THE LENS (WHEN IN FOCUS) TO MAKE ASHARPIMAS6 ON FILM- LENSES MAY HAVE WIDELY DIFFERING FOGALLENGTHS. ALENSOFSHORT FOCAL LENSTirSEES" MORE OF A SUBJEGTTHAN A LONG FOCUS LENS ATTHESAME DISTANCE/ VISIBLE AREA WITH LONS FOCUS LENS VI6IBL6AREA.WITH SHORT FOCUS LENS' B — — m Where in Mississippi is it always noon? M What city West Virginia? W- — n moving Where does Florida have a hand in the ocean? (2 words) What city in New York is the color of pretty hair? A ---- n What city in Pennsylvania is one of the three R's? K ---- .— g Where in Pennsylvania, if the city of holes? P -------- h In Connecticut, what kind of Ford never runs? H — r ----- d Where do Vermonters liva in a groove? R ----- d •05 •91 -jig -si 8W E a '01 -raooig "8 '9 - '61 'it -tt-rnqnv '91 -91 -Smpai^ •urei{§mm: -n -3(8313 "6 'uojSni 7, ' •pooA^n°H 'I ;IBS 'S Wet Notes Skin divers at Wildwood- by-the-Sea, N.J., have found that they can make underwater notes by writing with wax pencils on a slate. The slates are strapped to their thighs when not in use. ion ia wJnto or in pert juoA/biM «np< iy (wrmfu/on of Newjpojxr IntirtrlM Atixtatiait—frMvl la U J A.

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