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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Fun of All Kindt \ Puzzles—Storiei— j thing* to Do—Pen .Pol* j Short Story— ce's Alertness Saves His Home Mike Brewster liked his new home on Lake Sparkle. It was big, with plenty of land around it and an old fashioned walled garden. The family had lived on the other side of the lake, four miles away, and would have been there still, but for the-cheap noisy resort that had sprung up over there. The beautiful lake beach bad been ruined by crowds of noisy people who came out for a day's trip. They left broken bottles and garbage all over when they went home. This side of the lake was still lovely and unspoiled, with homes for people who cared about them. But now the same promoters who had built the other resort were trying to get Mike's father and neighbors to sell them their properties on this side. The neighbors had. a meeting about it. "We must keep our eyes open to see those promoters don't pull anything over here," Mr. Bronson, a leading citizen, said. "And that highway to it is full of buses and gas tanks and trucks all day long, Luckily it's four miles away." Mike decided he would keep his eyes open, too. He loved his home with its old walled garden, which he liked to explore. Across one corner of the garden wall, lilac bushes had grown. Was there any space behind them? Mike crept along the wall and found a nice grassy triangle, with a small bench, back there. "That bench must have been forgotten for years, when the bushes grew higher and spread out," his mother said. "You found it, son. It's your secret place. We won't tell anyone." After that, Mike often took a book out to his hidden bench. No one could see him there, but by parting the branches softly he could peek through. One warm afternoon when he was there he heard men's voices. Two men were walk- ing right across the garden One was the resort promoter "Here's the place for th new road, Saunders," he wa saying. "The highway wil come right through here then around the lake. We'l have to work fast, before the news, gets out. Once this land is condemned for the new highway, these stubborn na tives will be glad enough t sell their properties. And th new resort can start build ing." "Seems a pity!" Saunders said. "This lovely old garden ruined, and the other places too! You know no new high way is really needed here Certainly another second rate resort isn't." "Progress, man! Progress!' th» promoter grinned, "and profits! Come on down to the lake!" Mike hardly dared breathe till the men had gone. Then he ran to the house and told his mother. She called his father, who,' in turn, callec the neighbors. That evening there was another meeting at Mike's house. "Those promoters want to spoil this side of the lake, too, just to make money," Mr, Brewster said grimly. "Well, they won't do it!" Mr. Bronson declared. "We'll get in touch with the Bureau of Roads." "And my cousin is Superintendent of Highways," another neighbor said. "We'll bring him here." They did, and when these important persons saw the lovely-old homes, and talked to their owners,, he agreed with them. "No new highway is needed here," he stated, "and no get-rich-quick scheme will put one here. I'll see to that. Good thing you found out about it and got the news to us in time. They tell me it was your boy who heard the news first, Mrs. Brewster. How?" Mike looked at his mother imploringly. She was the only one who knew about his hidden bench. Shs smiled at him. "Oh, it's surprising what a boy who keeps his eyes and ears open can see and hear," she said. —Mildred Evans Roberts ZOO'S WHOfr GEORGE SCAR BO . IN 1 . IBIG FAMILIES/I P1PA FRO6SAHETHEI ONLY TON6UELES5 AMPHIBIANS,, THE . FAMILV INO.UDE54I SOUTH AM EPU CAN FROGS AND 1O AFRICAN FROGS... | HAS A FAMILY TWICE IN THE COURSE OF A SUMMER AMD WILL LAY 15,OOO . EGGS.. ME TADPOLES] ARE TRANSPARENT'! I HAS SHARP INAIL$ONTHE >RRST3TOESi CLAWED TOAPS ARE INCHES LONG AND LIVE SOUTH OPTHE SAHARA DESERT IN APFUCA,» __... THE CLAWED TOAD HAS ASMALL. HEAD.THE EYES FACE UPWARD,THE SKIN IS COMPLETELY S/MOOTH..THIS PIPAUVES CONSTANTLV IN THE WATER, FEEDING ON GREEN ALGAE,,. COLUMN Trip to New Jersey: . NEW JERSEY REBUS Use the words and picture; correctly and you'll have littli trouble finding the four New Jersey sites Puzzle Pete ha; hidden in his rebus: 8BTTBR WEAR/T-WA* BUT A SCRAMBLED SENTENCE Straighten out Puzzle Pete's sentence about New Jersey Jersey highest trackage the the railway mile States, of per concentration New square in has United CROSSWORD To give you a bit of help Cartoonist Cal has lettered in the name of one of New Jersey's famous cities: ACROSS 1 Number 4 Head covering 7 Before 8 Open (poet.) 9 Parts of New Jersey adjoin New York 11 Talk idly 17 Assist 18 Fish eggs 19 Father 20 Hostelry DOWN 1 Young sheep 2 Make a mistake 3 Born 4 Folding bed 5 Zoo animal 6 Through . 10 Busy insect 11 Cushion 12 Narrow inlet 13 Put to 14 Three times (comb. form) Corsage Centerpiece For your next.party try this icvel idea for a centerpiece. 3uy a bouquet of inexpensive lowers at the dime store, 'rim off each blossom, wind bread around the stem and ie a small bow of ribbon on ach. Then attach a small afety pin. Select a pretty bowl to heap our flowers in and place in he center of the table. At efreshment time each guest akes one of the corsages and lins it to her dress. This idea adds much to the leauty of your table setting ,nd helps to make any partjr . very gay affair. 15 Mr. Chaney 16 Even (poet.) BACKWARD LOOK .Here are three New Jersey cities. If you have any trouble, try reading them backward: YOBMA HTREP' HTEBAZILE ' NEDMAC DIAMOND Puzzle Pete picked New Jersey's HOBOKEN as the center for his word diamond. The second word is "a period;" third, "preclude;" fifth "acquires" and sixth "a legal point." Can you complete the diamond clues? from the given H 0 - B HOBOKEN K E N . Caring for Sports Equipment Is the Key to Summertime Fun You won't be driven batty over battered baljs, .rickety rackets ..and skidless skis if you take proper care of your sports equipment. • ARCHERY: Clean the shafts of wooden arrows with steel wool, and then wax. Rub nietal points^with oil to prevent rusting. When, storing arrows take care that the feathers do-not touch. Protect finish of bow with wax. Occasionally wash the grip with soap and water. Oil leather grip occasionally to prevent drying and cracking. To prevent metal bows from rusting, wipe dry and oil. When not in use bows should be unstrung. • BADMINTON: Keep rackets in cool, dry place. Take net in during bad weather. When not in use, -loosen the net. Repair holes or tears immediately with 'string or strong thread. Never brush the bird along the floor with the racket. Smooth it's feathers occasionally during the game., Store in upright position, with" base down. <• • BASEBALL: Ball should be kept dry and clean. Clean with damp cloth, using soap and water if there is an accumulation of grease and oil. Never use cleaning solvents. Mend'a broken stitch immediately. When.varnish wears off. bat, smooth any rough, spots and refinish with coat of spar Park Has Giant Slate Map Today Because of Back Yore/ Project varnish. Never hit stones or pebbles with. bat. Keep glove in cool, dry place. If.it becomes wet, dry immediately at normal room temperature. If glove becomes hard and rough, apply thin coat of vegetable or mineral; oil. Clean soiled glove witb saddle soap. Apply this . with cloth moistened with cool water. Rub leather until dirt is loosened. Wipe off dirt with clean cloth, then^ rub glove briskly with your hand or a cloth to restore gloss. • PING PONG: When not in use, loosen the net. Restore dented balls by dropping them in boiling water and turning over a few times. • SKATES: Keep them sharp and free from rust. Wipe blades dry c when skating session is over. When storing skates for summer, clean blades and nietal fastenings on shoes with paste wax, and . oil the leather portions with' leather oil. I • SKIS: If tops are worn or 1 scratched, rejuvenate w i t !i new coat of varnish. First, clean off all old wax with turpentine or cleaning solvent. Sand skis with fine sandpaper, then varnish. Placo skis' in racks and store in dark, well-ventilated place. . • TENNIS: If balls ba. come damp during a game replace them immediately with dry balls. Always dry balls and brush off dirt befors putting them away. A racket's enemy is dampness, so always lay racket on a dry, level surface. When not in use keep in waterproof case, or wrap in newspapers. Before storing, wipe off wooden grip and frame with cloth dampened with a mild soap and water so'ution. Take care not to wet springs. Wipe strings and wood with dry cloth. A coating of petroleum jelly on strings will prevent their snapping while in storage. Put racket in press and store in cool, diy place. —Erma Reyonlds Captain Hal Has Interesting Pen Pals for You Each Week Similar patterned back yard map inspired this mosaic slate map in Stanley Park, Westfield, Mass. Henry C. Avery of Uppei Beverly Hills, West Spring ield, Mass., goes in for maps Mot maps that you can put in 'our inside coat pocket. His nterest is mosaic slate maps for boys and girls. These maps measure many feet. He retired from business a number of years' ago. The days seemed long'because he had little to do. He then bought of changing his large >ack yard into a wonderland rock garden with a mosaic slate map for his back yard porch. It took him many nonths to accomplish this. Mothers and fathers with heir children visited his place. The boys and girls sspecially were excited about he map. They could hop from me town to another. Officials of the Stanley J a,rk at Westfield saw the map. They asked Mr. Avery if he would build one for heir park. 'They said that it would be in front of the tark's 96-foot high- Carillon Tower. Westfield .is just a few miles from West Springfield. Mr.- Avery was born and Photo Facts (31) by Bill Arter HQW CLOSE? WEte MENflONEDTHATYOUR BOX CAMERA CAN'T fOCUS SHARPLY AT DISTANCES OF LESSTHAti SUCRE!! ONE BRIGHT GIRL KEEPS A STRIN6 TIED TO.HER WRIST WITH A KNOT TO MARKTHB SIXFOOT.POINT. WHENPOS!N6,A MODEL HOIDSTHESTRIN6 ATTHE KNOT. WHEN THE STRIN6 ISTAim- THE DISTANCE IS CORRECT. f OFCOUK6E HEDROPSTHESTRIN© BEFORE SHESNAPSTHE SHUTTER. Are FEET AT 3J&FEET ATSIXFEEnOUARENTCL(DSEENOU6HTORY •AREAl PORTRAIT. IFYOUWAW7D6ETCLPSER ANDSTIU.6£rSHW5PPICTURES,YOU'll.NEnD/V tLOSE-UPATTACHMEHTMriS AN EXVRAtENS THAT Firs OVERTHE REGULAR ONE. IT GIVES SHARP FOCUS BETWEEN 3J&AND6FEET: S^T raised there. His answer to the request for a map for the park was. "yes." He expressed happiness that he could make this contribution to his birthplace. He began making plans for the map in the early part of 1950. It would be laid out on a 22 by 30-foot, concrete slab. The Carillon Tower would represent the North Pole. The mosaic slate map. consists of the North American continent without Mexico. It has a border of ocean green cement. The visitors to Stanley Park make a beeline to the map. They always want to locate their home state or some point on it and compare relative distances. Groups of school children have been brought to it to study it so that they could check out their understanding of geography. Some for the first time fully realize'the location of their own state in relation to the others. —Weldon D. Woodson Visiting Posse' By Kay Cammer My pony saddle is at my side; I've planned a dozen schemes; Now I'm going to sleep and capture The outlaw in my dreams. Last night my faithful partner Discovered his hidden trail, But my horse and I were all alone; Reason enough to fail. This time the plans are better; Zero hour is 10 Mom,said the posse' could visit; We'll have to find that dream again. Answers N saH u.)ia<r Hvaaa xoa H 'QNOWVia .'qjsqezna :/Coquiy dHVMXOVS N a 3 a a d N o 1 g d V i a 1 4- o 0 J. N V a Q V 3 a ,N V 1 a a b 3. a V a D .=s L ut aqj sisnbs .red e383iDBj} JO UOI5.BJHU90UOD ssq tesid ' asiawvaos adeo A as Ha f Brain Teaser Change FAWN to DEEE in nine moves. Simply change one letter at a time and form new words to conform to the definitions at the left. In the end, FAWN will have become DEER. FAWN 1. Break of day 2. To mend 3. A small spear 4. A portion 5. Saucy 6. A fuel 7. A fruit 8. Beloved . ..... " DEER Answers : 1— DAWN. 2— DARN. -3— DART. 4— PART. 5— PERT. 6 — PEAT. 7 — PEAR. 8 — DEAR. 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. • * » Susan Small, 515 Denny St. High Point N.C. Age 9. Joann Steffins, Rt. 2, Bel | grade, Minn. Age 16. Virginia Provencher, 56 Pettengill St.,' Lewiston, Me. Age 11, Ruth Ann Cpsner, Rt. 1, Frostburg, Maine. Virginia May Nifong, Rt. 2, Box 219, Thomsville, N.C. Age 9. Lindia Harrod, R.R. 2, Lawrenceburg, Ky. Age 13. Shirley Ash, 4224 Watkins Rd., Barberton, Ohio. Age 12. Larry Pannell, 2604 Maplewood St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Age 10. Denise Pannell; 2604 Maplewood St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Age 8. Paulette Pannell, 2604 Maplewood St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Age. 6. Christine Ketterman, 3203 Bailey Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Age 11. Vicki Johnson, 5467 Peppier- edge Rd., Clinton,- Ohio. Age 8. John Matusik, 2767 Clinton Rd., Clinton, Ohio. Age 13. » * * I have written to pen pals but have received no answers. Jesmie Robinson, 639 West 1 St., Newton, N.C. * * * John Pierce, 3124 Seventh St., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Age 11. Frundy Casselman, 121 North Barton St., New Buffalo, Mich. Age 10. Richard Martin, 27 Pettengill St., Lewiston, Maine. Age 14. Janet Martin, 27 Pettengill . St., Lewiston, Maine. Age 12. Tongue Twister Betty buttered bread better than Bud, but Fred's bread was buttered better by Bud. —Dorothy L. Swltzer Joyce Riadel, R.R. 1, Box 26, Huntsville; Mo. Age 12. Elizabeth Grant, 2312 Newton St., Sindey, Neb. Age 8. Carolyn Tomesh, Rt. 2, Rlc« Lake, Wis. Age 12. Judy Johnston, 63 Cramer Ave., Mogadore, Ohio. Age 14. * * # My hobby is singing and dancing. My nickname is "Presley" because I sing and act like Elvis Presley. Thomas Reyes, P.O. Box : ! .02, Halaula, Hawaii. Age 1.1. Pianos on Parade You would certainly be surprised to look out the window and .see a piano on a wagon or cart leading a parade and wonder what it was all about. If you had lived during the days when pianos were first made, this would not have been such a surprise. In thosa days a piano was very important, and it was considered a wonderful piece of workmanship. When a piano was delivered to the home of a person who had bought it this was tha time for a great celebration. The instrument in a wagon or cart really led the people through the streets of ths town. When the parade arrived at the home of the person who had bought the piano, the mayor and other officials made speeches. Sometimes the piano was blessed by a minister or priest. This was followed by singing and a feast, which was followed by dancing and merrymaking. The man who made the piano was not forgotten, he was considered a hero and was honored witli speeches and praise. So from all this we can see that in days long ago when a p.iano was bought it was meant to bring joy and beauty to a home. —Maude E. Hallmcr SAM by Harry Hanna 0 It, ffMI 'Did I detect a faint smile when Ned got bucked off?" Htfiatlactlon In wAo/t u In pert prohibited ncept ty ptrmlssion ot Htwspaptr latuptlst Anoclatlin—fiMvl In U.S.4.