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Sunday, December 31, 1961
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THE PHAROS-TEIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS. LOGANSPORT. INDIANA YOUNG FOLKS I Fun of All Kinds | PuxxIes-r-Storiei~ Things to Do—Pen Pal»| $*. On Red Road to Learning - - - Instructions in rudiments of auto operation and maintenance begin early m this boarding school in Moscow. Board above teacher's head displays route markings and traffic directions used on Russian highways. Note the traffic signal at left, above auto. It is very similar to signals seen in the United States. Here Are Your Pen Pals, Kids WANT PEN PALS? Print your name, address and age, send to Captain Hal, care of this newspaper. These readers want letters from you. All you have to do is write them. • 0 • I would like to have a pen pal because I like to write letters. I ->uld like a pen pal from England, but would also like o..e from the state of California. My hobbies are soccer, baseball, basketball and stamp collecting. Benny Jones, 87 Bachtel Ave., Twinsburg, Ohio. Age: 12. • * * I am 11 years old and would like a pen pal from overseas or Hawaii. One that can write English. Karen Johnson, 210 Windsor Ave., Swampscott, Mass. Even Two Brains Could Hot Save the Dinosaur Carol Moore, Route 4, Wooster, Ohio. Age: 13. Mary Lynn Moore, Route 4, Wooster, Ohio. Age: 11. Susan Allen, 7765 Ravenna . Warren Rd., R.D., 6, Ravenna, Ohio. Age: 12. Sally Herrmann, R.D. 1, Sharps-Weldon Rd., Sharpsville, Pa. Age: 12. COLUMN Season's Greetings: CROSSWORD Even two drains couldn't save him from extinction. How would you like to have a pet that weighed 40 tons? If it were a dinosaur, it would be normal size. These big monsters—weighing 80,000 pounds and standing higher than a three-story building—lived on the earth 50 to 100 million years ago. Skeletons of these and other animals of monstrous size are in many museums in United States for visitors to see. These skeletons are found in sections of the country Maria-del Carmen, 1727 M.M. w h ere wa ter wore down rock del Llano, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. Age: 11. between mountains, and where wind and sun dried up Bruce Robinson, 1543 Sunset river beds until large basins Ave., Akron 19, Ohio. Age: j were formed with shallow soil Ik I covering bones that had Claudia Baychi, 4113 Akron- Wado Rd.,.Barberton, Ohio. Age: 13. Sherry Covington, Route 1, Box 60-A, Gilbertson, Ala. Age: 12. Betty Jean Highfill, 301 Player Dr., High Point, N.C. Age: 10. Janice Olson, Route 1, Bayfield, Wis. Age: 14. Gary Martinov, 860 Georgia Ave., Akron 6, Ohio. Age: turned into stone. One of these basins is the Big Horn River Basin of Wyoming. Another, is the Green River Basin in Utah and Colorado. When dinosaur tracks were first discovered in rock, they were thought to have been made by birds, for the dinosaur has three toes on its feet, like birds. About 1835, scientists began to study the tracks and discovered that they were made by dinosaurs over 50 million years ago. Bones that were found led people to be- lieve that some of the dinosaurs were no larger than chickens, others higher than a three-story building. Out of proportion to the animal's extreme size, was a brain no larger than your own. It was so far from his brain to his tail, that -a secondary brain developed at the base of-his spine. This brain controlled the lower part of his body. Two brains were not enough to keep the dinosaur from being stupid. He knew enough to eat, sleep, fight and lay eggs. His great bulk made guick movements difficult, and perhaps when smaller, craftier animals with larger brains got the chance, they Mlled the dinosaurs until none were left. Or, perhaps dinosaurs had such' big appetites that there was not enough food for them. Nobody actually knows what happened. —Opal Y. Palmer Vacuum Table To keep the turntable of your record player free of dust and lint, vacuum it with the upholstery attachment of the cleaner. ACROSS 1 Your newspaper hopes you have a New Year 6 Kind of tree popular this season 7 Over (poet> 9 Thought 11 Southeast (ab.) 12 Answer (ab.) 14 Boy's nickname 16 The old year is just about 18 Knock , 20 Rodent 21 New Year's Eve DOWN 1 Concealed 2 Space 4 Italian river 5 Not "no" 6 Better 8 Set again 10 Too 13 Kind 15 Dibble 17 Negative vote 19 Father HOW MANY WORDS? Puzzle Pete says he can make 31 four-letter words out of the letters in HAPPY NEW YEAR. Can you do as well or better? SPECIAL MESSAGE If you write the correct word down for each of these definitions, you'll find the first letter of each word spells out special message for you, Puzzle Pete helps by telling you how' many letters are in the correct word: Goes with Faith and Chairity (4) Entire (3) Persons (6) Supply (7) Possessive pronoun (4) Requires (5) Readily (6) At which time (4) Pronoun (3) Look forward to (6) Some (3) Memory (11) SOUND ALDXES Puzzle Pete's missing words sound alike, but they are spelled differently. Can you fill them in? —- joined the group of makers. DIAMOND The NEW. YEAR provides a center for Puzzle Pete's word diamond. The second word is "to stitch"; third "a drain"; fifth "periods of time" and sixth "a short-napped fab ric." Can you complete the diamond from the given clues? N E W NEWYEAR E A R Gyroscopes for Missiles Are Made In Gleanest Room in the Nation Do you know where the cleanest place in.the United States is? It isn't a hospital and it isn't a nursery where babies are kept. The cleanest place in the United States is a building in Jalif ornia, where missile gyroscopes are.assembled and tested. This instrument, which is a delicate balancing instrument, is the most important part of the Hercules, Bullpup and Shillelagh guided missiles. It is so sensitive that if something would cause a vibration of one ten-millionth of an inch, the missile could be thrown off its intended course. Even a tiny speck of dust could cause such a vibration. The solution was to build dust-free rooms and to make the workers as dust free as possible. When the men and women arrive at work in the morning, they store their coats, hats, umbrellas, purses, cigarettes and even their combs in lockers, outside the work rooms. Then they wash their faces and hands to remove dirt, face powder and dry skin flakes, then dry themselves with electric dryers. But even then they are not clean enough. They enter a place where a strong stream of air blows unseen dust from their clothes. From here,-they enter dressing rooms and put on lintless nylon hoods, boots and coveralls. At last they are clean enough to enter the work rooms. The building has six rooms that are as dust-free as it is possible to make them. Each room has its own air-conditioning unit. Every two and one-half minutes, some fresh air is mingled with the air already in the room. This outside air enters through several filters and is conditioned to 74 degree temperature. The air-conditioning sys Technicians test gyroscopes in what may be the cleanest room in the United States. terns operate without stop-] ping, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This insures an even temperature at all times. Used air is drawn out. of .the rooms through conductors, located in the walls near the floor. Each room has an electrical talking system, through which the workers can discuss their problems and order parts, if necessary. This eliminates travel between the rooms. All instructions are encased in plastic. If the workers have to write something down, it is done with ball-point pens, on special plastic sheets. Parts are passed into the dust-free rooms through air lock windows! An air wash is located in the lacks to clean the parts, as theypass through to the workers. After a gyroscope is assembled, it is sealed in a container and passed through an air lock window into the testing room. Here it goes through "Canned" gyroscope with can lid removed. several tests, including a vibrating machine. When a gyroscope passes all the tests, it is ready to guide the Hercules, Bullpup and Shillelagh missiles on their intended mission, because it is as perfect at man can make it —Leon* M«»I* When You Mail Letters, Do You Realize— Postage Stamps Are Actually Important Pieces of Paper Postage stamps are so com-1 Washington's. The first ad- monplace today that you scarcely give them a glance unless you happen to be a stamp collector. But if you had lived in 1847, you would have been excited to get your first letter with a 5-cent stamp affixed, for that was the first year that the United States Postal Service issued stamps. If you had mailed a letter before that year, you would have paid the postmaster and he would have marked it "Paid" with pen and ink or with a hand stamp. If you had lived in New Salem, 111., some years before that, a tall man you met on the street might have handed hesive postage stamp issued anywhere was a British penny stamp in 1840. Today the regular United States stamps come in denominations from %c to ?5, and are always available. Memorial stamps are sometimes issued for men who die in office. A number of commemorative stamps, honoring persons or events, are issued every year. The first commemorative stamps were issued in 1893, honoring the World's Fair in Chicago. Many stamps have been de-1 .~ signed by famous artists, so a' stamp may be not only a tiny bit of paper to carry a letter, —important as that is—but a | work of art as well. Postal rates, like the price' of almost everything else, Photo Facts (8) by Bill Arter THE SIMPLEST CAMERAS THESE EARLIER ONES WERE CALLED W CAMERAS* FO? OBVIOUS REASON. fltMWPOSmONFOREXPOSURE FMREEl , VI£W 'FINDER /'LENS •SHUTTER KEtJEASE 7AKE-UP LEASTCOMPLICATEO OFALLCAMERAS/rtlUPOlNTir AFSUBJECT AND SMAPSHuTTEl?. LENS IS FIXED IN POSITION (HENCE CALLED "RXED, FOCUS.CAMERAS'). THEYTAKE PRETTYGOODPHOTOS, ATTHElRSlNeLESHLITTERSPEEDOFABOUT^oSECOND, AND AT DISTANCES OVER SIX FEET. THE 010 BOX CAMERA HAS 6ROWN SURPR1SINSLY MODERN LOOKING, BUTITISSTILLTHESAME BASIC DEVICE. EYE-LEVEL VIEW FINDERS ARE COMMON,AND CASES AREOFSLEEK PLASTIC WITH .BRH3HT METAL TRIM. KIDSANDQRANDUA lOVETHEBOXCAMERA _ BECAUSE IT IS SO SIMPLE ITS NEGATIVES ARE NOT SHARP ENOUGH FDR BIG ENLARGEMENTS. FLASHGUNS, ATTACHED OR BUILT IN, ARE SYNCHRONIZED WITH SHUTTERS. SOME MODELS OFFER AN ADJUSTMENT TO-ADMIT MORE U6HT WHEN USIM6 COLOR FILM you a letter taken from his j have gone up. In the early tall hat. That man would have j part of this century the letter been Abraham Lincoln, who ra te was two cents an ounce, was postmaster there for a while and carried letters in his hat to deliver to people. The first United States stamps issued were a 5-cent Still, if you think about it, you will realize that even the higher rates are quite economical. For how else could you send a message to a far- stanip bearing Benjamin away friend for just a few ^ranklin's picture and a 10- j cents? cent stamp bearing George | —Paul Tulien ZOO'S WHOA GEORGE SCARBO THE SF'IDER. MONKEY SPENDS MOST OF HIS LIFElMTHEE THEY ARE-FOUND IN THE JUNGLE FORESTS FROM MEXICO TO URUGUAY IN " SOUTH AMERieA,,.AFlE ABOUT TWO FEET LONG.. THEY DO NOT'.HAVfi SEAT-PADS OR.CHEEK.- POUCHES..'.THEYDONOT HAVE THUMBS,. Colorful Netherlands stamps mark religious holidays. At top: a Santa Clans and Palm Sunday stamps. At bottom: Three Kings (Epiphany) stamp, and a Whitsuntide stamp. H sva SH33M HV3AM3N H3AV3S AV3S N :<lNOIAIVia Puzzle Answers '8UW 'A*BME '831B 'l3dB :;SQHOAV ANVW MOH :S3HTrV 0 MHOS EVEN WHEN THE YAR.E PLAYFUL, OFTEN THEY DRINK SPARRING WITH EACH OTHER.. 'U31M. •JES/C 'IE3A\ 'Xsid 'A"e,id : OHOMSSOHO '188d 'U88d Nutty Feeder Take a hollow'ed-out coconut and suspend it by a wire in the yard or garden. Fill the coconut with bird food. It feeder for '8UBd 'iB8u 'dBsu '8J8II j makes a handy 'diEO. 'aiEU. 'MAW I wild birds. ttptcducthn in wMi V In fart pnkitiM ncift »y pumlniin at Niwipaptr tntirpriu /iioc/o'/on— frlaM la USA.

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