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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 16

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, June 3, 1962
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THE PHAHOS/TKIBIME and'LOGANSPORT PRESS, LQGANSPORT. INDIANA Fun of All Kinds Puzzles—Stores; Things to Do—f" sn 'jS/iotu« here is the strange, supernatural Piasa Bird on a cliff near Alton, 111. Ancient Pictographs Tell a Strange Story Artists today paint the things they see. Sometimes a painting is hard to understand, yet, in the eyes of tLe artist, it was something he saw in his mind's eye. The Indian, too, painted the things he saw or imagined. Even today, his strange pictographs dot the country. Students who understand the Indian read them easily, interpret his fear and supersti- tion, his belief in strange gods and his fear of nature itself. One of the strangest and most f eaif ul of all Indian pie- tcgraphs found in America is the restored Piasa Bird, originally painted on the high cliffs that border the Missis sippi River, near Alton, III. Explorer Pierre Marquette was believed the first white man to see the original Piasa bird painting. Even Marquette, it is said, was affected SAM by Harry Hanna Read Carefully, You May Find An Interesting Pen Pal Here 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. * .* * Dionne Scalzo, 696 Carpenter St., Akron, Ohio. Judith Perry, 6% Charlotte Rd., Saygus, Mass. Age 8. Mary Ann Berry, Freeport, Pa. Age 13. Beverly Runkle, 68 McKin- stiy, Peru," Ind. Age 13. Brenda Runkle, 68 McKinstry, Peru, Ind. Age 10. Frank W. Davis, 513 East Mam, Peru, Ind. Age 13. Shirley Friese, Box 115, Lemasters, Pa. Age 13. Terry Kromka, 411 Fruit Avenue, Farrell, Pa. Age 13. * * * I have had /three pen pals, but they all quit writing to me. Please print my nanie in the pen pal column. Jimmy Morton, 709 13th St.,. Pascagoula, Miss. Age 11. * * * Debbie Downs, 121 West Water, Biloxi, Miss. Rodney Beeman, 2512 North 23 St., Superior, Wis. Age 8. Cheryl Goldstein, 49 Burrill Aye., Lynn, Mass. Marian Hussey, 11 Stewart Rd., North Reading, Mass. Age 11. Bonnie Runkle, 68 McKinstry Ave., Peru^Ind. Age 14. Selma Curry, 910 North Wilson Ave., Mobile, ; Ala. Age 9. Christine Berry, Box 264 Free- park, Pa. Age 8. Sharon Johnson, 5621 Albany Ave., Superior, Wis. Age 13. Susan Wampler, 612 Wright Ave., Long Beach, Miss. Age 10. Barbara Zuberbuehles, 502 N. West Ave., Waukesha, Wis. Martha Youmans, 105 E. -Newhall Ave., Waukesha, Wis. Age 9. Patricia Krebs, P.O. 175, Wales, Wis. Age 13. Judy Schack, 119 E. Newhall, . Waukesha, Wis. Age 11. Jim Auner, R. 2, Mukwonago, Wis. Age 12. . , Wanda Figg, 318 Oxford Avenue, Akron, Ohio. Age 15. Connie Davie, 1276 Brandon Ave., Akron, Ohio. Age 10. * * * My hobby is swimming. I would like a pen pal from Hawaii. Linda Garcia, Avenida Technologico, 2324 Co- Ionia Roma, Monterrey, Ru- •evo Leon, Mexico. Age. 11. by the somber painting of a huge beast-like Bird. But, what did the Indian see who .painted it? An editor, of the Illinois State Museum describes the Piasa bird this way: "In 1673 Father Marquette in his journey down the Mississippi saw a pictograph on the face, of the rocky bluff near the present city of Alton, HI. "He described it as 'representing two painted monsters which at first made us afraid, and upon which the boldest Indian dared not long rest his eyes. They are large as a calf; they have horns on their heads like those of a deer, a horrible look, .red eyes, a beard like a tiger, a face like a man, a body covered with scales, and so long a tail that it winds all around the body, passing above the head and going back between the legs, ending in a fish-tail.' " There are two legends about the Piasa Bird. A Miami Indian tale says that many years ago, before the coming of the white man, two monsters with wings like eagles, alligator claws and horrible voices, lived in a cave here. During a battle in which the Miami were beating the Michigamea, these two birdi; swooped down with horrible screams and each carried away a Miami chief, frightening the tribe so badly that they fled the country. Another legend, this one of Illini Indian tradition, tells that such a bird killed or carried off papooses (babies) squaws and braves. At last, the chief went out to decoy the monster from its cave so his warriors coujd kill it. The plan worked, and the huge bird was killed. So its picture was painted on the cliff in honor of the chief. Such are the legends.' But even today, students cannot agree on the real reason for the monstrous painting. Was it pure imagination? Was it superstition? Did the monster ever exist—except in the man 'who painted it? . The questions .are still unanswered; But boys and girls, men and women, still marvel at the pictograph^ one of the strangest left by the Indian. —Grover Brinkman COLUMN Outwit Punzle Pete with his variety puzzlers: CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Flags 8 Saluter . 9 Harden 10 Paid notices in ^ newspapers 11 Boy's nickname 12 "Honest < " 14 Frozen water 17 Mother and father 19 Least difficult DOWN 1 Bags (ab.) 2 Exist 3 Fish catchers 4 Compass point 5 Cotton fabric 6 Crimson 7 Seniors (ab.) 12 Zoo animal 13 Sheep's bleat 15 Courts (ab.) 16 Eastern Standard Time (ab.) 18 East Indies (ab.) "ICE" ENDINGS Each of Puzzle Pete's words end in "ice." Can you baffle him? ICE (opinion) ICE (outer waist) ICE (goblet) — ICE (gambling cube) — ICE (insects) - — ICE (rodents) — ICE (fastidious) ICE (cost) — ICE (grain) ICE (pungent seasoning) • • ICE (three times) "B" WORDS Cartoonist Cal's sketch contains several items wh'ose names begin with the letter "B" and Puzzle Pete says he can spot 13 of them. Can you do as well or better? BEHEADINGS Behead "20" and have "an apple center"; behead this and have "mineral rock"; repeat and have "a musical note." TRIANGLE Puzzle Pete suspends his word triangle from CAREENS. The second word is "spheres of action;" third "pauses:" fourth is heraldic for "graft: ed;" fifth an abbreviation for Spell Words the Way-They-Sound? It Makes for Impossible Reading An amateur press club with members all' over the country voted;to promote a spelling reform. "Why not spell words'lust the way we say them?" said the members., It seemed logical. When the neatly printed amateur papers came out, hardly any of the members could read any of them except his own or those printed in his own part of the country. Members in \ the south wrote "Li'll" for little. Westerners wrote "pawk" for park. Southwesterners wrote "gorawge" for garage and New Englanders wrote "fani" for farm. ' They found that every corner of the country had a different spoken accent al- though they all understood! the same written language. 'It.Avas just such .differences of accent, continued over hundreds of'years, that split Latin, the language of the ancient Romans, up ,into the romance languages, Italian, French, Spanish and, Portuguese. In' the same way the language of the original inhabitants of western Europe split up into the Germanic family of languages: German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish and. Norwegian. : ' English is composed of a mixture of Anglo-Saxon, which was a form of the original German, and some French brought in by the Norman Conquest.' Language differences are a great inconvenience, In Europe where every little country has a different language and some of the larger countries are divided by several languages, all books and magazines have to be translated into all those languages, which makes them more expensive. In primitive times, without literature, to form standards of correct • grammar, a language could be reduced to' a mere jargon in a few generations. Groups of people, separated from each other by some natural barrier for a few generations, could : no longer understand the same language. In some parts of Asia -and Africa every town and village has its own special dialect. The Racing Ostriches Are Really A Strange, Humorous Sight to See Here one ostrich is ahead in this race, but he may decide to jump the fence at any minute. Have you ever watched an Ostrich race? If you haven't, then you have missed some fun, because they are the silliest races on turf. While often featured at County fairs, especially in the Midwest, you will find Leaping Lena, who lives up to her name, Jughead and Ichabod hitched to their sulkies ready to entertain the crowds attending the Riverside County Fair at Indio, Calif. Thes^ gawky, long-necked birds are led onto the track by their trainers, 'who are dressed like Arab sheiks in colorful, flowing robes ; and headdresses. Because it is so excitable, each ostrich wears a black hood, covering its head and part of the neck, to quiet it. There is ho starter for an ostrich race. As soon as the fleet-foots are lined up, the drivers snatch off the hoods, spring into the sulkies and the race is on. The birds are guided by brooms held by the drivers because their necks are too limber for reins, and their movements are so erratic the men cling tightly to the vehicles' crossbars to avoid being thrown out. - No one is sure whether Leaping Lena or one of the others wins, since, in spite.of a six month training period, they have no respect for rules and are likely to jump the fence surrounding the track, with the sulky landing on top of it; And as the track has rails only on the outside, the birds cheat by taking shortcuts. When the training period starts, the ungainly birds, which! weigh around 175 pounds, stage a sit-down strike. They are difficult to catch and harness and so must be kept in a small corral. The first year the ostriches raced at California's Date Festival, publicity pictures were wanted showing a girl riding bareback. It took 2 handlers, "Easter" and sixth an abbreviation for "Nova Scotia." Complete the triangle: CAREENS A. . ; ' R . E E N Photo Facts (30) by Bill Alter MODIFIEDi U6HT EWERS CAMERA" FILTER- IISHT FROM SUBJECT) WHAT IS A PHOTOSRAPHIC HUES. ? WIKNOWTHATA FILTER FOR LIQUIDS REMOVES , (FILTERS OUT) CERTAIM MATERIALS AND LEFS OTHERS THROU0H.— A PHOTO FILTER DOES THE SAMB WITH LISHn IT LETS SOME WAVE - LENS'THSCCpLORS)THROUGH, BUT ' STOPS OR MODIFIES OTHERS. THERE ARE MORETHAN100 DIFFERENT 1 PHOTOGRAPHIC FILTERS. MOSTOFTHEM ARE USED ONLY BT COMMERGIAbPHO- .TOBRAPHErS.AND SPECIALISTS. ' YOU ARE MOST LIKELV TO BE INTERESTED IN A YELLOW "PICTORIAL FILTER" OKA •"CLOUD FILTER*. THEY OuTHA-ZE.DARKEN SKIES {BRIN6M6 OUTCLOUDS) AND'lM- PROVE SKINTONE ANDTEXTURE. i A RED FILTER MAKES SKIES ALMOST BLACK, WHILE CLOUDS ANO ' -. OBJECTS BECOME WHITER. FILTER FASTENS ONTHECAMERAIN . FRONTOTLENS. INABOXCAMERA YOU NEED A FILM LIKE VERICHROME PAN WITH FILTER... YOUR PHOTO DEALER CANTELIYOUMORE ABOUT FILTERS ANO.HElPYOUSELECrONE; unmoor-mrsK MANYOUTDOOR SHOTS ARE DRAMATICALLY . : t. IMPROVED BY USING A FILTER;TP,HEilP BRIMS . OUTCLOUDS... OF COURSE THERE'HAVE TO B£ '• CLOUDS IN THESkY, A FILTER CANT-SHOW THE/A . IF THEY AREN'T THERES Answers s SN sva SVNHHV feting I/Cog .'xog !(Avopur/vi) pu[jg lap/fopg Iraoojpag ... :3utppag ipag isneqaseg liauuGg !agB •pusg iBUBueg :sdHOAV ,,3,, : SlZZfld OHOMSSOHO a photographer, and the girl 3 hours to get the picture because, due to an ostrich's back sloping downward in the rear and its slick feathers, it is difficult to stay aboard. Leaping Lena and her pals are vegetarians. Each gobbles down about 5 pounds of grains, . vegetables, .small oranges and other fruit daily, digesting them with stones. They are not fussy eaters and will vary their menu with a watch, a pair of eyeglasses or a few buttons if anyone wearing these bright objects is within reach. Ostriches have besn clocked at 50 miles per hour in 28-foot strides, but such speed can be fatal, if kept up. Those trained for racing average 35 to 40 miles per hour, which isn't slow, when you think about it, for a bird that can't fly. —Hazel E, Howard Clean Skates Take roller skates apart now and then and clean, with rag moistened in light machine oil. Unscrew axle nuts to remove wheels and .axle. Remove adjustment nut to separate foot plate. Loosen toe clamp adjustment screws to remove toe clamps. Soak dirty parts in kerosene. Our country is the only place in the w»rld where l person can travel the whola width of a continent and front near the Arctic: Circle to a semi-tropical climate and still find people spc;iking his owe language. Of course every language is. continually changing, but slowly. New we:;ds are added with new.inventions and discoveries and olc/ones become obsolete. Correctness, lifter all, is based on usage. But this process of charge is kept down to a safe rate. *T£ it were not, confusion would result. Slang is : colorful and amusing, but v.e find it impossible to understand the slangy dialogues in comia s'heets printed only a few years ago. If all our literature* were writter. in such a volatile language, our library bookc and laws 'vould Have to be rewritten evtiry few years. —Sylvia E. Clark Fishing In a Box You and your friends can go fishing in a box and can really catch something if you are lucky. • You will need a cardboard box about two- inches deep. Cut ten slits, i>ach of them two inches Ion 5, in the top of the box. Put three slits in a row near each long edge of the box, and t'i'o more rows of two slits each in the center. Draw fish abtut two inches long. Pasts fish on cardboard. Cut around e,'lch fish and make big holes for eyes. You must slide then in the slits so that just the: heads show. Now you must: i have a pole and line. Use a short stick with a two-foot string attached. Tie on fi bent pin for the hook. Each player tnkes a turn to catch a fish by getting the pin through a hole. When all the fish are caught add all the numbers on their tails.,The player' who has the highest score is the champion fisherman. For tail numbers usa any you wish. Brain Teaser The forms o! animal life below have narves that mean something else. 1. What aninuil is a wooden club? 2. What bird is a hoisting device? 3. What ampl'iibian is a device to hold flovers in place? 4. What insect is a tree? 5. What animal is an andiron? 6. What animal is the butt of a joke? 7. What animal means to endure.? 8. What bii:i means to peddle? 9. What animal means to mimic? 10. What rept;:Ie is one who sums up? 11. What biiri is a highflying toy? ANSWERS 1. BAT; 2. CRANE; 3. FROG; 4, LOCUST; 5. DOG; 6. GOAT; 7. BEAR; 8. HAWK; 9. APE; 10, ADDER; 11. KITE. ZOO'S WTJTO-ff«n AUTHE VARIETIES OPHAMSTER ARELESSTHANAFOOTLONS,.. - THEV HAVE UARPE CHEEK. POUCHES WHEREIN! THEY CARRY FOOO INTO THEIR UNDERGROUND TUM- NELS,WHICH ARE Q. TO4 F6ET 'HAMSTERS USUALLY LIVE ALONE. AFTEa/WATIMe5Ea50N,THE FEMALE DRIVES THE MAtE AWAY. •AS MANY AS 12 BABIES ARE . INMOST COUNTRJESIN CENTRAL. ysNp SOUTHERN EUHOPE,AR£ IC!lNCHESl£l*3 "^^ -^^GOLDENHAMSrjEBS,NATIV|-&OF , I inAN,.A«E6lNCHESiONS. i HAMSTERS HOARD FOdD FOB WINTER CONSUMPTION.,I5T<_ POUKDS OF FOOD HAVE BEEN FOUND IN THE1R.TI NNELS.HAM* STEKS EAT GRAIN, FBUIK*VEGETABLES AND INttECISk Reproduction in vholi or lit part fiMblttd inapt by /Mrm/u/m el Htwipapir Inttrprla Aaoelallon—PrMid In U.t.A.

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