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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 12

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, May 27, 1962
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT. INDIANA ' Fun of All Kinds • Puzxles—Stories— '• Things to D<»—Pen Paf$ ^W 3- young Koala, in circle, rests in his mother's pouch. Good Spanking Is Koala Bear's Way Of Punishing Young Imagine an animal mother who turns her young over her knee and spanks them when they are bad just as some human mothers do. Koala bear mothers do this and they are the only animals in all the world who punish their children in this manner. The young Koalas kick and cry out just like human children as the mother Koala, using the flat of her paw, spanks them. After being spanked, the little Koala climbs to its mother's shoulders, hold tightly to her soft thick fur and falls asleep. 1 Although these cute little creatures do look exactly like the toy Teddy bears, which were modeled from them, are not bears at all. They are marsupials, an. order of mammals, including the kangaroos, bandicoots, and oppos- sums, of which the female has a pouch or pocket in her body in which to carry the young. Koalas have largo soft noses, small eyes, rounded ears fringed with fluffy hair and an almost scared expression on their faces. Their claws are strong and sharp. Nature has made them this way so they can cling tightly to the trees when they climb. They have a very special diet. They eat only the leaves of one, kind of tree called eucalyptus and one very special specie of this tree, which, at certain times of the year, seeps a kind of oil which these animals like and thrive upon. When the season ends during which these very special trees produce oil, the Koalas are forced to search elsewhere for very similar shrubs or trees which they can eat. At times they nearly starve before they find the proper kind of trees. The lack of trees is due to the fact that conditions in Australia where the Koala is found are similar to those in this country. Much and larger space is now necessary to build more homes to house the ever increasing number of persons living there hence, land is cleared, trees, including the eucalyptus, are destroyed and the foraging of the Koalas is seriously reduced. When Koala babies are born they are so small that you could put one in a thimble. After birth, in some mysterious way, they get into their mothers pouch, remain there until they are about six months old. During that time (heir eyes open, their bodies covered with fur and they grow to a length of about six inches. There are a few Koalas and their young in our zoos, San Diego and San Francisco, each. UnfortU' cute little ani- have several nately, these mals seldom live long in captivity. In our American zoos where Koala great efforts are are exhibited, made to make them comfortable and happy. Their pens consist of a well-guarded grove of eucalyptus trees protected by a high wall, just high enough so one can peer over the top. If you are very, very lucky, you might just visit these animals at a time when the mother is spanking a young one and that would be a sight to remember. —Cy La Tour COLUMN Let's visit Benjamin Harrison's first wife: CAROLINE HARRISON REBUS Puzzle Pete has hidden'Mrs. Harrison's birthplace, her maiden name and the names of her son and daughter in this rebus. Use the words and pictures to uncover them: HAD.TOPINPA TO CROSS I MOPE- NOTHIH6 WILL MAR I'LL HAVE- TO CLEAN OFF SCRAMBLED SENTENCE Looks like you will have 'to help Puzzle Pete unscramble his sentence about Mrs. Harrison: Scott, Benjamin 1853, head Daughters 'Revolution. Caroline married in first the American who of of was Harrison the CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Dined 4 Mrs. Harrison's maiden name 6 Pronoun 7 Constellation 9 Italian river 10 Measure of area 11 Upper limb 13 Deed 14 Sample 16 Negative word DOWN 1 High card 2 Toward 3 Greek.letter 4 Not'long 5 Vestige 6 Mineral spring 8 School subject 12 Big boy 13 Attorney (ab.) 15 Thus HOW MANY? How many four- and five- letter words can you make from Mrs. Harrison's married name? Puzzle Pete says he oan find 16, but some may be difficult for you. DIAMOND LAVINIA is one. of Mrs. Harrison's names and also the center of Puzzle Pete's word diamond. The second word is "a rodent"; .third,is "rants"; fifth "a doctrine," and sixth "to perch." Complete the diamond: .' L :' - ' A • ' V . LAVINIA N' I ' I A Answers v XIS VINIAV1 S3AVS iVU 1 Bus Driver Who to Children Becomes High School Teacher Children of Sheboygan, Wis., will no longer be able to hear the songs of- bus operator Harland N o n h o f. Harland, who the children nicknamed "The Singing Bus Driver" left the Sheboygan Bus Lines after being in its employment for th? last 12 years. He is now a music teacher at a high school in New London, Wis. Harland, hi addition to driving his bus, had been attending Lakeland College as a "music major for the past four years. The 32-year-old tenor has filled tlje requests of operatic and semiclassical music lovers, rock 'n' roll-loving teenagers :ind the small fry who like to hear nursery rhymes. During the past Christmas seasona, Harland's passengers joined him in singing carols. When Harland was 8, he •ujou.s 'MIU.S 'sujoq 'UOSJB 'STUB 'BIOS 'isosi 'Bsoy; 'ami 'UIBI 'BJO>I 'SIBO 'ouiy UAMVH AVOH neauauty suji jo sa^ 8U.J jo psau; jsatf SBM '8S8T "I UOSJXIBH patUEtu; OU.M. .'(otqo) NOSIffHVH , :snaa« "The Singing Bus Driver," Harland Nonhof, makes good. bcigan taking voice lessons. Four years later he was asked toi appear with his sister as a regular act on the WLS Barn Dance, singing cowboy songs. Harland recalls, "We refused because we weren't interested im that type of music." Harland has sung in various choirs and regularly sings at weddings as a soloist. In 1953, he had the lead role hi the Sheboygan Community Players production of 'The Student Prince." His passengers got a preview of tie songs he was to sing as he rehearsed while driving his bus. At college, Harland sang in the choir and played clarinet in the band. Directing church choirs and n small high school band in a rural town, has given him experience in the past few years. Able to play baritone, trombone, drums, French taorn, bassoon, flute, and teumpet in addition to clarinet, he also gives private music lessons. In addition to all these musical activities, Harland is an expert at making music on a carpenter's saw. He says, "I became interested in playing a saw when I was 16." After testing some saws purchased at a hardware store, he found the steel to be of poor quality, resulting in no music. Then a carpenter sold him a pre-war saw, say- SHORT STORY FOR YOUNG SET- Tommy's Nursery Rhyme Turns Into o Bad Dream Tommy said he was not a bit sleepy, so perhaps just this one time he might skip his afternoon n.ap? "Well, you lie down for a little while anyway, and I'll read to you," his 1 mother suggested. Tommy ran to the'playroom to get the Mother Goose,book Aunt Edith had given him for his birthday, then he settled himself on the comfortable sofa. He knew almost every word of the rhymes, but he liked to listen to his mother's soft voice as she read them to him. Tommy began to feel just a tiny bit sleepy as his mother read on and on about the old woman who lived in the shoe, and Tom, Tom the piper's son, and baa, baa, black sheep. Then all of a sudden Tommy Wasn't in the sitting room at all, but outdoors somewhere, and right in front of him was Red and Green Stunt Here's a fun stunt. Draw a bright red circle on a sheet of white paper. Fill in the circle with the red crayon. Now, with a piece of sticky tape, fasten the paper to the door. Right beside the first sheet of paper, fasten another sheet. This sheet must be blank. Now stand about two, feet away and stare at the red circle for about two minutes. Then glance at the sheet of white paper. What do you think you will see? Red? No, you will see green circles! Try it and see! Explanation: Yoiir eyes became tired staring at the red circle. When you looked at the blank paper your eyes were too tired to see red anymore but they saw green. It is called the complement of red. Other complementary colors are yellow and purple. When you are rested try the stunt with them. Photo Facts (29) by Bill Arter HERE'S THESET-UP YOU NEED FOR A 0NETABl£ONECHA1R ; ONEMODEl, . AND REQUIRING TWOSHOTSONTHE SAME FIIM-A DOUBLE EXPOSURE. CAMERA MUST NOTMOVEBETWEEM SHOTS. IFYOUHAVENOTRIPOEJ/TCT ATA8LEORSTOOL ASSHOWN- FiRSTSHor YDURMODELSITS FIRST ATRIGHT. THEN,AFTER F1RSTSHOT, HE' ' TAKESGHAtfcANDMQVESTOlST. BE MUST NOT DISTURB TABLE. VOtlk HAVE TOU6EEXTRA CARE tO AVOID MOViNS. CAMERA WKItE CHANGING FLASH BULBS. WAKE SECOND SHOT (WITHOUT • WINDING FILM) ONSAME FRAME. YOURTRICKSHOT WIU.SHOW MODEL PIAYIN6OIECKER5 (OR AHYfflmeELSE) WITH .HIMSELF » THE8LACKBACKSROUNDR)RriON OF THE FIlMWASUmEAFFECTED BYf'IRsrSHOT. THUS IT WASABIEYO RECQRDSECOND POSE. IFBACKGROUND IS N6r BIACK,KEI;PTABLH b TO 8 FEEf IN FRONT OF IT. a great big shoe as large as a house. "I wonder if that is the shoe the old .woman and her children live in," Tommy thought. At that moment a door opened and out trooped more children than Tommy had ever seen at one time. They did not seem to notice him, but began , playing, chasing each other up and down over the toe of the shoe and in and out of the shoe laces holes where the should be. They made so much noise that Tommy wondered why someone didn't make them quiet down just a little bit. A window near the top of the shoe opened with a rattle and u screech- and a queer looking lady appeared. She was wearing an odd wide- brimmed hat with a high pointed crown and . Tommy thought she looked a little bit cross, "Children! children!" she exclaimed. "Do try to be quiet, your noise is malting my head ache!" Then she closed the window and, dis> appeared from sight. Chalk Tjown Make a chalk town this summer. With white and cok ored chalk mark streets, houses and shops on your cement driveway. Here you can 1 play store,; traffic cop, house or whatever games you like the best. Soapy water and a broom will "erase" your chalk town. Then when you want to play again, draw a bigger and better one! Name It By Ethel Jacobson Name it And I'll give .it to you. A net for .your fish, A hail, for your floor, A fpife for your fork, A knob for your door, A nickel for;your bank, A knuckle to,knock wood; Arid a cat-o'-nihe-tailsr If you aren't good. • Name it—• And I'll give it to you! The children were quiet for | whoever you are, or I'll spank just one minute, then they'you soundly!" Tommy was so frigfitened that he turned and ran began all over again and Tommy thought that they, were noisier than ever. Up went the .window again and the queer looking lady leaned over:so far Tommy was afraid she .would topple out, This time'her voice was very stern. "rtfow every one of you comii in this minute and take your! nap. I can't stand this noise another second!" "We are not sleepy. We wanl: to stay out here and play," they all shouted at once, "IF you don't come in immediately not one of you will get your supper tonight," their mother warned. "Oh! oh! she meant that," said one little boy who was as fat as a butterball. "Come on kids, it is worth a nap not to miss supper." They all marched toward the door single file and q.uiet as little mice excepting one tiny j girl who giggled. Their motller checked them in by calling "Mary," "Andy," "Bobby," "Willie," "Susie," and on and on, until every last 'one had vanished inside. Then she spied Tommy standing under the tree and .a-puzzled,look cam«! over her face. "I declare," she said wearily, "I thought I called every name, but I must have missed you. Come in this instant, through the forest, while the mother in the shoe thinking that he was one of her little boys called shrilly, "Come back! come back!" Then all of a sudden Tommy found himself lying on the sofa in the sitting room and his mother was bending over him. "I guess my little boy fell asleep," she said softly. Tommy was wide awake now and smiling. "It was a funny dream, about the old mother. All woman who lived in a shoe and she really had so many noisy children that they gave her a headache." —Laura Fenner ing, "Harly, if you can mak« music on that thing, I'll sell it cheap." Harland recalls sitting up in a tree trying to make "saw m u s i c," experimenting on three of (he carpenter's saws with a violin bow. In a very short time, Harland \vas able to play tunes on the saw and the carpenter kept his word, selling th« saw for $2,00. Harland stiluses the saw today, playing hymns in church and performing for other civic functions, —Donna Lugg Pape Capt. Hal Lists Hew Pe/ii Pals , WANT PEN PALS? Print your name, address and age, send to Captain Hal, care of this newspaper. These readers want fetters fi'om you. AH you have to do> is writ* them. * « * Thelma Jean Johnson, 1021 Chillicothe Rd., Hudson, Ohio. Age 14. Pauline Gulotta, 1010 22nd St., Gulfport, Miss. Age 15. Kevin McDonell, Box 61, Helena, W.Y. Age 9. Sue Suominen, 2 Maple St., Box 19, Hifton, N.Y. Age 10. Cheryl Engel, Box 151, Wanatah, Ind. Age 8. Lind;t Gillespie, 120 W. Water, Biloxi, Miss. Age 9. Edward Shaffer, 2152 17th St., Akron, Ohio. Age 13. Judith Adams, R.F.D. 1, o/o Donald E. Myers, Percys- ville, Ohio. Age 10. Debbie Kotte, 954 Middlebury Rd,, Kent, Ohio. Age 7. Debra Dawson, 426 South Blvd, Wadsworth, Ohio. Age 9. Julia L. Seaquist, 1911 N. 22nd, St., Superior, Wis. Becky .Sinclair, Rt. 1, Box 331, Vadese, N.C. Age 11. Thelnui Shook, 702 7th Ave., S. E., Kickciry, N.C. Age 12. Shellie Krabbe, 2203 Wilkes Ave.,, Beloxi, Miss. Age 10. Kathy Vonlderstine, Twiss Lane, Hollis, N.H, Age 13. Donald Laquerre, 16 Linden St., Nashua, N.H. Age 10. Juliette Laquerre, 16 Linden St., Nashua, ,N.H. Age 13. Carol Morgan, 291 Welsh Hill, Frosl;burg, Md. Marsha Perry, 6% Charlott« Rd,, Saugus, Mass. Age 11. Shelley Rich, 114 Franklia St., Severe, Mass. Age 10. THE GRIFFIN'S QUEST By Gary Bargar Once there was a griffin who, while wet behind the ears, Was wont to go upon a quest. (Although he had his fears.) And so one cheery morning when the nun was shining bright, He cried, "I'll save a princess like a bold, courageous knight!" But when he found a princess fair who needed saving badly, The princess was afraid of him anc! watched his leaving gladly. The griffin shed such bitter tears! Ee'd failed, on his first quest.. But he deserved a second chance. So, when he'd had a rest, He roared and puffed and snorted and ran until, to his great pleasure, He came upon a hollow tree in which was hidden treasure! The griffin spent the treasure just as wisely as could be, And now he has a splendid home buside the hollow tree. 'FEEDS.ON INSECT DS'EGS JERBOA MONITOR LIVES IN NORTH ^ AFRICA, AMD ' IN SOUTH WE6TE RN ASIA ANDiWDIA. AMD LIZA FIDS, THIS PUGNACIOUS AN WAU Wl U- _ ATTACK- HORSES, DONKEY'3 AN D CAA/EL.S BY LEAPIN© 3 FEET IN.THE AIR'AND FASTENING, ITS TI:ETH IN. .THEIR. BACKS,.' ; MATING TIME TAKES PLACE IN UUNE,THE EGGS ARE LAID IN <JU- .ITSVWLLOW5 ITS PREY [TO 2O EGGS IN THE SAND AND !W*)C1E,50ME7IM£SALI\«JREMAINS ON WATCH NEAfHfci, Birain Teaser In the Middle Ages, each occupation or craft had its own guild and insignia. While all of us might at times use some of thei;e tools, what worker.'! would be most likely to use (hem the most? 1. fihuttle 2. typewriter 3. Metronome 4. Awl 5. Compass 6. IJevel square 7. finake 8. Trowel 9. Monkey wrench 10. Needle ANSWERS — 1, weaver. 2, stenographer.- 3, music student. 4,; shoemaker. 5, draftsman. 6, carpenter. 7, plumber. 8, mason. 9, mechanic. 10, dressrmiker. : o!* n It part ptehlbttid inapt by wmlislan t>f Nmpojw InlwpriW AsueMlen—f ilntttl In V,*-*.

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