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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, November 3, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA FOLKS 'Fun of All Kinds Puzxfes—Stories-— Things to Do-i-Pen Pals, Do You Know--Movie Row Has No Theaters HAVE YOU ever strolled Sown Movie Row? The question Is a. bit misleading. Thirty-one cities in the U.S. and six-in Canada have "movie rows." There are about 50 Jnore on foreign soil. But the term does not mean t street lined with palatial movie palaces. Movie row simply is a city street on which the various film exchanges are located. Here, banded closely together, are the exchange centers of all of the Hollywood producers. To the "row" come movie exhibitors from the entire area served. They come to buy and book features, short subjects and newsreels that make up the program at your favorite movie. They also "sit in" at exchange screening rooms, where new movies are screened for exhibitors, so they will know what they are buying 1 . In spite of all the Hollywood names, there's no glamor here —just lots of hard work. Your home-town movie thea- ter books its-programs well in advance.. This 'is compulsory, for many, theaters must be' served .with a 'limited number of prints (copies of .the film.) Prints must-also be allocated to the ''first run" houses, the "sec- ond'run 1 .' cheaters,, and so on. Sound prints of r motion .picture f e a t u r e are expensive, highly fragile merchandise. Film" is shipped on reels. • Features .run from.3 to 10 reel*. . As soon as one theater finishes. exhibiting a picture, it is shipped bafck to the exchanges, were it is inspected and immediately' sent out to the next booking. Prints keep "working" until all theaters in an area have exhibited a certain picture. .Film carriers —generally trucking firms —haul out the film from the exchanges'to the theaters, pick it up after it is shown. This goes on seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Perhaps a print that ends a run tonight in St. Louis will open tomorrow night at Springfield, HI., or Hot Springs, Ark. Trucks, trains, the post office and the airways all serve. You've heard the old expression, "the show must go on." It's quite true. Film carriers brave floods, ice, disasters, to see that a movie theater is never "dark." Exchanges sometimes must fly in prints of certain pictures to fill a booking date. But fill it they will, no matter what the odds. 'As film< comes into the row from the theaters, it is passed to girls for rewind and checking. Thousands upon thousands of feet of .film are wound and; inspected, then sealed and ' sent out: •'•'•"• j . --.'; •'•-;•'•.If; an operator tears a print or burns a part of one, it must be replaced from vault stock. Newsreels must be rushed''to the theater as soon as they conw from the laboratory, before the hews'is stale, Show business has a Jargon all Its owa. Exhibitors refer to questionable pictures as "turkeys," "dogs," or "cinders." Musicals are called "longhairs," and small-town hill-billy features "corn shows." Detective stories are referred to as "cops- and-robber" programmers, and the western is either a "galloper" or an "oatgr." ' Advertising placards you see in front of theaters are called one-sheets, three-sheets, etc., up to 24-sheets, found on the big outdoor billboards. But it is the date strips on these advertising displays tH^t have the queerest names of .alL Date strips are called snipes. —By Grover Brinkman Outdoor Life --Check Your Chimney for Guests YOU MIGHT not know it, but last summer you might have had some house guests from South America's upper Amazon Valley. These "guests" are chimney iwifts, charcoal-colored birds which make their summer homes in chimneys and building air-shafts from the Atlantic coast to the Rockies and as far north -as southern Ontario. The chimney swift is an ideal lodger and he earns his keep as an insect controller. You can take it from Dr. Ralph W. Dexter, Kent State University biology professor, an authority who has been studying the living habits of these intercontinental fliers for 14 years. "The chimney swift is a peace-loving bird, and 'he is a real asset in helping to keep the insect population in check," Dr. Dexter says. "Tireless, the birds fly almost continuously from sunup to sundown, scoopiiig insects into their ever-open beaks." During hii years of research, Dr. Dexter has learned that individuals in a nesting colony are a closely knit group. "Often," he explains, "unattached birds will live in the same shaft with a mated couple and share the work of incubation, brooding and feeding of the nestlings. Males do this more often than females." Bird colonies tend to stick to- gether over the years. "Birds in a colony generally return to the same building .they occupied the previous summer and often to the same chimney or air- shaft," says Dr. Dexter. He also has observed that once mated, pairs tend to remain mated for a period of years. LEFT: Dr. Ralph W. Dexter applies a bit of paint to the tail of a chimney swift. To get scientific data., he traps, bands and marks members of a colony which annually make their summer homes in air shafts atop campus buildings. The birds are released unharmed after banding and marking. Pen Fob--These Young Folks Want Pen Friends Dear Captain Hal, I am 12. My hobbies are collecting paper dolls, stamps, do- Ing crosswords and embroidery work. I like pets very much. Jane Huyck • 273 So. Orange St. Orange, Calif. * * * . Dear Captain Hal, My age is 11. My hobbles are stamps, coins, books and models. I would like a pen pal from the s+ate of Oregon. John Knox Evans 352 N. Firestone Blvd. Akron 1, Ohio * * .* Dear Captain Hal, I would like pen pals mostly from the western states. I am nine. My hobbies ar« fishing, piano, sewing and collecting dolls. Linda Tomasek 2209 Erie St. Racine, Wis. * * * Dear Captain Hal, My hobbies are making things out of shells and twirling a baton. I would like a pen pal in Hawaii. I am H. Joyce Rodgers 14 Windsor St Methuen, Mass. ' * * * Dear Captain Hal, I enjoy reading, pen pals, writing poems^violin, and I like most sports. I am 14. Mary Lou Norman 2457 Copley Rd. Copley 21, 0. Ldng Ago -Mustard Seed Built a Highway WHEN THE first white settlers came to California during the 17th and 18th centuries, the Spanish padres did'a commendable job of Christianizing the Indians of our Southwestern •states. They built a chain of approximately 70 missions. We can still visit them today from Mexico northward through Arizona, New Mexico and California. As bells were a vital part of mission life, each mission had its own bell or set of bells. Nearly all of these bells had been made in Spain and were brought to their new homes by » long, difficult, overland trip from Vera Cruz. All were distinctly different In size and shape. In many instances, the walls of the mis- tion buildings were especially built to fit the bells hung there. These missions were built a one-day's journey on' foot from each other. To mark their trail, the good padres threw handfuls .of mustard seed along the wayside. Growing rapidly in the warm climate, the cheery yellow flowers guided them on future trips. The trail became known as "El Camino Real" — meaning the King's Highway, or the Royal Road. But like many good things, the Spanish missions came to a sad end. When Spain lost her lands in North America, Mexico assumed control of Texas and California. In 1833, the Mexican government confiscated the properties of the missions; Fearing that they would be killed, the padres and their Indian followers fled, leaving tha buildings to slow decay. However, toward the turn of the 19th century, public-spir- ited citizens' in California succeeded in arousing interest to restore the Royal Road to usefulness. Mrs. A. S. C. Forbes was assigned the task of choosing an appropriate marker for use on this, famous highway. She designed, a bell, .which is a composite of all the early mission bells. The markers carry two dates —1769,-the date of the found- Ing of the first mission in California, and 1906, the date when the first bell m ar k e r was erected. In addition, these markers show the mileage to the next city, which at one' tune was a Spanish mission. • Today the mustard seed trail is one of California's principal highways. „ —By J. RfT Opsahl omething to Try—Cultivate Those Egg Shells IF YOU have a friend who is 111 and must stay in bed, try cheering him up with an eggshell farm. You'll have fun preparing 'this little gift And watching the farm grow from day to day will help pass the time for any sick-a-bed person. Start by collecting six eggshell halves. Smooth the edges off as carefully and evenly as you can. Then color the outsides with Easter-egg dye, if you can find some at this time of the year, Or you can use food-colorinii pellets. Now, while the shells dry, prepare the container for the farm. This is done by removing the cover carefully from an ordinary cigar box. Wash away the- paper and recover the sur- face on the outside with ready- pasted plastic fabric. Or, if you prefer, you can give the wood a rich, natural- looking mahogany shade by mixing a little burnt umber with turpentine. Stain tha wood with this and finish with a thin coat of transparent varnish. A holder for the eggs is made by cutting a- piece of heavy cardboard to fit over the box. Mark off six circles oc it with a compass. These should be just a little smaller than the egg shells so that the shells can be set up here in pairs, in. two rows. Cut out the holes, fit the cover .in place, then cover this, in turn, with plastic fabric to match the container and to make the surface-waterproof. Fill the shells with fine, rich BOX AMD WITH . PLA5TIC MAT£G/AL earth and holder. set them in the should be planted in each one. Grass, ; :for example, will make a very pretty show of green. The little caps of- beans will look quaint when they begin to push through the sbuV-The- first littlejleaves'of the tohiato/when they.'re all folded up in the seed, are bound to intrigue your invalid .friend. The long:snoot of the corn will add a touch of its t own,.". " : ' You'll want to 'try some clover seeds'as well because the little .leaves are. so attractive in shape. If one of your shells is extra deep, a crocus bulb might grow here and-bloom in it. • . ' ' . •'%'.;;. " .There is no reason why the egg-shell piants 1 can't'Ibe-trans-' planted.later to a laff^flower- box or an' out-of-doors', garden. _B/Bess Hitter Jimmy Won the Contest And a Taunt as We "JIMMY GAVE a cooky kiss! Jimmy_gave'a- cooky kiss!", Jimmy dug his hands-into his trouser . pockets and sulked down the school hall. Wouldn't the boys and girls in 3B ever stop that • silly chant? Jimmy was tired- of it He knew well enough by now that they meant. When Jimmy was far enough away from the 'chanting group, he took his hands from his pockets and looked at them. Well; they weren't too clean, but he was just going outdoors to play catch. What was the difference if hands were clean for that? He dug his hands into his pockets again, and went whistling .out onto the playground. For just a second, though, he remembered the time when he hadn't washed the cooky crumbs bff his face. The nice Miss Miller had kissed him when she gave him the blue ribbon for his poster on cleanliness. That was when the 3B class called it a ! cooky kiss. Miss Miller had reached for a tissue to wipe her mouth, and Jimmy had been sent off to the washroom to wash his face. Anyway, that was several weeks ago. Why couldn't the SB's stop telling him about it now? He was trying hard enough to forget the incident. Right now he stood his ground on the ball field and held up the mitt for a neat catch, right in the glove. His pitch was good, too. Next time he tried an underhand throw 1.DRIVE2. SMALL &RADS IN THE END OF A WOODEN! SPOOL... FILE OFF HEADS. 2.WEDGE A ROUND PENCIL INTO A SECOND SPOOL. PUT TAPE AROUND- IT TO MAKE IT TIGHT-THEN PUSH IT THROUGH THE LENGTH OF THE FIRST SPOOL. 3.TIEASTRIN&24IIUOM&' AROUND TOP SPOOLJMAP TIGHTLY. PUtfCH HOLES APARTfc BRA PS /M SPOOL. ..CUT A PROP FROM AN- ALUMINUM FOIL PLATE. 5.BEND PROP LIKE THIS.:. PUT THE PROP W fflSPOOL-HOLD THE PENCIL-PULL THE STRING- . SHARPLY 4/VA _? THE PROP — WILL TAK£ * Ferry Connects Two Continents ' Most -of you have seen or heard of ferries that cross rivers, connecting one bank of a stream with the other. But did you. ever hear of a ferry that connects one continent with another—Europe with Asia? • At Istanbul,- Turkey, you can take a. ferry from Europe to Asia and reach your destination in about twenty minutes. This' .intercontinental' ferry trip - costs, only a. nickel in American "money. The distance is only about two miles, and hills on'both shores ^protect the passengers from strong winds. Comfortable, modern' ferries make '-the trip a ! pleasant one and.^ydu -cross from one great continSit-' to;' another without any seasickness whatever. Quite a trip, for a nickel, isn't it? Miss Miller had kissed him when he won the blue ribbon. and Billy' Watkins missed. An overhand went sailing through the air. Then someone came sunning across the school ground, shouting. Jimmy didn't turn to look, but he knew the voice was Sue's. "Guess what? Mrs. Ronald has a birthday treat for Linda. Little cakes and cups of ice cream. Come on, we're all invited. It's really a party for all of SB's." Jimmy's attention'was drawn away from the ball. Who wouldn't forget playing ball when there was cake and ice cream? Jimmy shoved his way into the classroom and waited for the special treat. Before long, their teacher set a tempting cup of ice cream, a plastic spoon and a square of white cake with pink and green icing in front of each pupil. Jimmy had just reached for his spoon when Sue started that horrible chant. "Jimmy gave a cooky kiss! Jimmy gave a cooky kiss!" That was just the. start. Others in 3B joined in, too. Linda's birthday party seemed to have been forgotten. All they could do now was say that terrible chant. Over and over. Jimmy wished he could run someplace and hide. When it didn't stop, Jimmy looked at Mrs. Ronald. She, too, was giving him a look that Jimmy didn't understand. * * * IT WAS too much. Jimmy left his seat and went running to the washroom. Now his ice cream . would be melted and someone would probably be eating his cake. It didn't make much difference, though. Somehow he had lost his appetite for cake and ice cream. Jimmy turned on the water faucet, wondering if the SOUL;; of running water would drown out his tears. He poked his finger under the running water. It felt good— and before he knew it he was washing both his hands and face. He remembered hearing Dad tell that boys and girls in other countries didn't have running water and liquid soap -like this. * * * "I GUESS it wouldn't have been so good to pick up that nice cake without washing my hands first," Jimmy admitted to Mrs. Ronald when he.went back to SB's again. Sue came to bring him a cup of ice cream and a big piece of cake. Jimmy couldn't be mad at her now for starting the chant. Then she touched Jimmy's clean hand. "We won't need to start that chant any more," she laughed. "We'll have to find one about Jimmy with the clean hands and face." "I won't forget." Jimmy returned. "But if I ever do, just remind me that I gave Miss Miller a cooky kiss 'cause I didn't take a minute to wash my face first. Then I'll remem- besl" ' —By Sallie Bristow Do You Know Your U.S.? If you are planning a cross-country trip, this quiz on states' lore should help you get started, • 1. St. Augustine, the oldest city in ths United States, Is located hi a. Virginia •> b. Florida c. Pennsylvania 2. Franklin was the original name of a. Ohio b. New York c. Tennessee . 3. "Sky-colored.water" is the Indian name of a. Minnesota b. Mississippi c. Nebraska 4, The last state to enter the Union was a. Arizona b. Texas c. Oklahoma . 5. Parishes instead of counties, are found in a. Alabama b. Georgia c. Louisiana 3. The Bluegrass is a famous region in a. Kansas b. Kentucky c. West Virginia 7. The first state to elect a woman governor was a. Wyoming b. Texas c. New Mexico 8. The state, that has both the highest and lowest spots in the U.S. is .a. Arizona b. Utah o. California 9. The first state to be added to the original 13 states was a. Vermont ' b. Delaware c. Maryland 10. The only diamond mine in North America is found in a. Arkansas b. Montana c. Idaho •B—'01 'e—'5 'B— 'L 'q—'9 '3—-3 **—'» 'S—'S '3— 'Z 'I—'t :SJ3AVSUV OFTHEMOSTPOWERr, THAT-EVEK LIVED., COULD NOT FLXBUT MANS EXPANSION OVER. TH£ EARTH SPELLED DISASTER TO THE glRC&JTHEY WERE KILLED ^ &YTHETHOUSANDSAND iw : Ifc44 THE LA5T AUK ON ^ THI5 EARTH WA5 KILLED j ON-ANBUANDMeAMCI ^- LAND.^ t ^^v. TODAX OF ALL THE MILLIONS;/ THEGKEATAUK. &OPi£ A REMARKABLE fiE5EMRANCE TOTH£PENGU!N,AN UNRELATED BIRD,.. i\ x^ Now decide what type of .seed {•production i« wte/e or /• port prohibit* txctpt by ptrmiuion ot Hi A torwx,lns.—tiintwi m U^X PUGHEP THE glRD LIFE OF OU PL EARTHiQ • , 0OMOUKITED SPECIMENS RfMAlNIHEXISTENCE .pete'* COLUMN Let's explore rivers: MIRROR WORK If you have trouble with thest four rivers, Puzzle Pete suggests you read them backward' YADDAWARRI ENNORAG OCONIRO IZEBMAZ DIAMOND Ireland's SHANNON river provides a center for Puzzla Pete's word diamond. The second word is "a definite article"; third "drops of eye fluid";, fifth "sea eagles"; and sixth "a distress signal." Finish th« diamond from these clues: • SH A SHANNON N O • N RIVER REBUS Puzzle Pete has hidden four rivers in his rebus. Your job i». to use the words and pictures to fullest advantage to find themi WILL YOU LET ME USE VOWELLESS SENTENCE Puzzle Pete left the vowels out of his sentence about a' river. Can you match wits witn, him? Th Nl s th wrld's Ingst rvr. RIVER CROSSWORD 1 7 9 \t '? 19 Z \i £ II - 4 8 10 14 9 10 $ & b i(f ACROSS . 1 Polish river 4 Scottish river 7 Consumed 8 Exist 9 Recent (comb, form) 10 River in Texas 11 Unit of reluctance 12 Tatter 14 Girl's name 17 Baba and the 40 Thieves 18 Insect egg 19 Green vegetable 20 Obtain DOWN 1 Prohibit 2 Shoshonean'Indian 3 The Chattahooche* ii a river in 4 Australian river 5 Mineral rock 6 Boy's nickname 12 Knock 13 Malt drink 15 Expire 16 Lawyer (ab.) Puziie Answers: i J. V 3 i a a a h '•3 a 0 ® M 1 1 a ,v a * 3 V i 5 a o •3 fe> a •i V <j V a -3 'J. n is V 9 ST -0-03 ! :s£lfl3H SOS S3NH3 N.ONNYHS 3HI. , S - " IONOWVTCI fooonuo ^nuoiB HOHHIW

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