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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 10

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, June 17, 1962
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT.. INDIANA #*•<' *$& $ Fun of All Kinds | * Puzzles-—Stories— 'things to Do— ten.Pals* John's Duty Was to Watch John ran up Perm's Hill frightened by the sound of the firing, yet full of excitement at what he might see. His mother had told him to mark this day well, this 17th of June, for he would want to tell his grandchildren about it. They had been wakened early that morning by what sounded like thunder, only to learn that it was th« sound of battle. "Come on, Charlie," he called, when he reached the top of the hill, "we've got to keep watch." "I don't want to watch," his younger brother panted, "it's too hot—I want to play." He sat down on a rock facing Bos ton, but jumped up quickly. "That rock's too hot to touch," he said. John looked through, his spyglass, and his heart beat hard at the sight of the smoky scene ten miles away. It made him weak to think that the redcoats might do the same to the houses along the highway. Charlie had seen the billow- Ing smoke, too. He turned to his brother pale and shaken. "Are the redcoats going to burn our house, Johnny?" he asked. John wanted to deny the possibility, but that wouldn't be the honest thing to do. The weight of adult responsibility was heavy on his 10-year-olfl shoulders. "The redcoats wouldn't stop at burning us out," Johnny answered carefully, his dark- eyes growing darker. He' looked towards the highway to make sure they weren't already on the march. "That's why we're up here. We can warn mothe* in plenty of time." "We should be at Uncle Peter's farm—at least it's off the main highway," Charlie said, wiping his moist face. "As soon as mother thinks it's necessary, we will leave," Johnny replied. "She's already packed Papa's books off." "I wish Papa was home," Charlie said, echoing Johnny's thoughts. "Papa's needed at the Continental Congress," Johnny remarked, feeling obliged to defend his parent. "He's working on a plan for independence. I heard him discussing it with mother." "Well, we need him here, too," Charlie insisted, deserting his post, "Come on, John- Brain Teaser A mattress belongs on a A needle is used with a l " " ' ' """"""'j A saucer has its matching • —, A mother dog loves her own A house need's a sfawdy front «_ _ ~_,*__ < t Four waHs should • have a ceiling and , A foot likes a comfortable And I want a Mend just like » Answers Bed, thread, cup, pup, door, floor, shoe;, you. ny, let's play something — there's no one coming." "No, I promised mother I'd watch." "But it's so hot," Charlie said, "mother wouldn't want us to fry up here. If you won't play, I'm going down to the orchard—it's cooler." "Mother would expect us to do our duty," Johnny said, as Charlie started down the hill. "You ALWAYS do the right thing, John Quincy," Charlie called back. "I'm going under the trees." John Quiney Adams did not deny his brother's words. He had to do the right thing. The son of John Adams, who was to be our second president, John Quincy later became the sixth president of the United States. His unbending will in what he felt was good for humanity made him unpopular in political circles. Yet, for all his personal unpopularity, his integrity could not be doubted; nor could his brilliant mind be denied. He served in eleven important offices during his lifetime. That memorable day of June 17, 1775 the British did not come to the Adams' house, but John Quincy remained on Penn's Hill until the danger had passed. And he lived long enough to say, not only to his children, but to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. "Yes, •I heard the thundering cannon, and saw the smoke of battle. What a day in the annals ^of mankind is Bunker Early flag, above, Zoofcs little like our ftf-ty-star jfog^ b/etow, Yetjhe idea was thei&. Note that Hill! on the early-day flag there were more whtte strip.es ihanreA. Present day use of red stripes —Anne Garavaglla ' '•*">•- • •-• ~-**.:--. ^-• a ....-,.... i_.._,... Old Glory Has a Long And Interesting History Since its beginning in 1777, our flag has added a Lot o£ interesting facts to its colorful history. The first salute to the Stars and Stripes and to the young country she represented was given in Quiberon Bay, France. The ship that flew this flag was the Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones. When he put into Quiberon Bay, he demanded gun for gun to honor the United States. But France's Admiral Piquet told Jones it was their practice to return only nine shots for the 13 they received. Before accepting four guns less than he gave, Jones made certain that Piquot spoke the truth. It was on February 14, 1778 that the Ranger fired a salute of 13 guns and the French returned nine. The first ship to carry the Stars and Stripes around the giobe was the Columbia. This is the same ship after which the Columbia River was named. After Captain Robert Gray discovered and explored the great river, his ship was outfitted for a round-the- world trip. The Columbia, commanded by Captain Gray, took with her a cargo of furs and brought back a rich cargo o£ tea and spices. This voyage opened up a trade in which American ships made their Tnar-k The nick-name, Old Glory, was first used in 1831, by •Captain William Driver of Salem, Mass. A large crowd had gathered to see the sailing o£ the brig, the Charles Short Story by Gary Barger— WEATHERMAN FOILS THE PLOT TO STEAL SUMMER All week long the Weatherman had been busily preparing for summer—stitohing silver linings for rainclouds, weaving the silken gauze he used for making rainbows, and cutting jagged bolts of lightning from gold paper. Just as he was ironing out the very last rainbow, a tremendous clatter arose outside Ms window. Suddenly the window was torn open by an icy blast of wind, and in bounded the King of Winter himself. "Well, bless my soul!" exclaimed the Weatherman. "If it Isn't old Deep Snow Phil." The little man stared at the King in frank curiosity. "What brings YOU here at this time of year?" "You do," replied Phil bluntly. "What's this I hear about summer coming soon?" "June the twenty-first, to be exact," said the Weatherman taking on a dignified look. "Now, mind you, no trouble about this. There's a time for winter and a time for summer — and this is the time for summer." At this the King of Winter got so hot under the collar, his suit nearly melted. But calming with great effort, he said, "Why should I give up my throne for the Queen of summer? winter, you must admit, is quite the better season, and—" "Summer is very nice, too," "Summer is very nice, too," interrupted the Weatherman. Interrupted the Weatherman calmly. ''Harrumph," snorted the King, with a frosty glare at the Weatherman. Then, suddenly, he pushed the Weatherman over and scramble J to the weather machines. "Wait—don't," begged the Weatherman. But it was too late. Deep Snow Phil had pushed five fatal buttons — snow, sleet, ice, wind and hail. With a roar that could knock down a building, the great wintery King leaped out the window and breezed oft into the storm, leaving the horrified Weatherman to his rainbows and sunbeams, "Good gracious me!" splattered the little fellow, "I must stop that whiter weather before it was too late." But, "Dear me," he wheezed as he tugged frantically at.the dis.- continuation lever, Horrors! It; Photo Facts (32) by Bill Arter HOW SOON, AFI£RTAKIN6,MUSF FILM BE DEVELOPED ? RECOROOH EXPOSED EOT NOT-YEr-.DEV£tOPED FILM. YOUHAVE ' PROBABtYDISOOVEREOYOUCAMWAirSEVERAlWEEKSOREVefl MONTHS 8EKDREGETTIN8 FILM DWEtOPEB. THE SENSIBLE THINS IS, OFCOURSEyTODEVBlOP PROMPTLY} BUTNO ONE REAUY KNOWS HOW HERE ARE TWO REMARKABLE CASES* „- *7H£G!?EAT SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE Of 1906 WAS RiOIOeRAPHED BUTtHEFHMWASNOrDfiWflOFED UNTIL 1937. THE 3I-YEAR-OID IATSNNMA6ES MADE SATISFACTORY PICTURES. *HfE/UtoReE POIAREXPHW10M OFI897CNDED WITH EVERY MAN DEAD. THgCAMPOF WE I AST SURVIVORS WAS DISCOVERED IN (030, FILM FOUND IN ANDRES'S CAMERA WAS DEVELOPED. IT PRQDUCEP ENTOteiY ^^ „ USABLE RCTORES-SS YSARS/lrTER THEY W£SE SHAPreDJ^^^> was stuck tight! Now what could he do? With a helpless sigh, the Weatherman sank into a chair and let out a deep groan. He was ruined as a weatherman, that was certain. And the Queen of Summer would be absolutely furious. But who could blame her? And who could control Deep Snow Phil? Who indeed? Who else but Mrs, Phil? Of course! The Weatherman raced out to his barn and bitched up the flying sleigh he used during the winter. Winged horses obediently carried sleigh and driver through the whirling snow, landing them at the home of Deep Snow Phil and his wife, Betty. "Open up!" demanded the Weatherman, banging on the door of the cottage with frozen fists. "Betty, it's me, Weatherman." The door opened slowly to reveal the rosy, cheerv face of Betty Phil. "Well, as I live and breathe!" cried Betty. "Old Mr. Wea'therman, what brings you to these frigid parts?" "Deep Snow," explained the Weatherman, "has done it again." "Oh, no!" gasped Betty. "Yes, he's trying to stop summer again by pulling all the winter weather switches. I thought maybe you might be able—" "I most certainly am," declared the King's wife. "Jiist wait 'till I grab my shawl. I'll show that mister a thing or three." Snatching up ,a warm winter cloak, the Queen of Winter boarded the Weatherman's sleigh, and they were off in an instant. Before long they sighted a tired, worn figure stumbling around in the snow. It was the King of Winter. "Deep Snow, darling," called the King's wife. "Come here this second!" Deep Snow Pfeil came, but very slowly and sullenly. "You were right," he told the Weatherman sadly. "Some people don't want winter all year 'round. Some of-them don't even like Winter. They told me so themselves. How foolish I've been!" "Well I should think," choked his wife. "If we had winter all year long, you. and I would never have a vacation." "By the way, I turned the machine off. The storm will be over by morning. And now," muttered Deep Snow, "I'd like to go home and rest. Its been a long winter, and I'm rather tired," With a little nod, the Weatherman turned the sleigh around, the King stepped aboard and the three of them disappeared into the night. —Gary Barger Captain Hal Lists Pen Pals Each Week 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. * * * Mary Elizabeth Busick, P.O. Box 15, Westpark, N.Y. Age 9. Virginia Debes, R.R. No. 3, Hoisington, Kans. Age 14. Christy Wells, 75 West Third St., Peru, Ind. Age 12. Sharon Prehn, 3701 Depew St., Denver, Col. Age 10. Ginny Lawson, 345 North Walnut, Union City, Ind. Age 7. * * * I would like to be pen pals with everyone from the United States. I like all kinds of sports, mainly baseball, swimming and horseback riding. Judith Baglio, North Ave., Port Norris, N, J. Age 15. * # # Betty Board, 109 Fairview Ave., Blacksburg, Va. Age 13. Sidney Ruth Ingram, 520 Denny St., High Point, N.C. Age 10. Cindy Wise, 436 9th Ave., Kalispeth, Mont. Age 11. Linda Eames, 104 S. Pearl St., Millville, N.J. Age 13. Sue Rocap, 919 Cherry St., Millville, N.J. Age 14. Christine O'Leary, R.R. No. 1, East Troy, Wis.' Age 11. Daggett, skippered by Captain Driver. A new flag was being hoisted to the masthead, to celebrate the occasion. As the red, white and blue unfurled in the sea breeze, Captain Driver exclaimed, "I'll call her Old Giory, boys, Old Glory." From that time on, Old GJory went wherever Captain Driver went. Even his monument bears the words, "His ship, his country and his flag—Old Glory." The oldest fort in existence flying the United States flag is the Fort of San Lorenzo, in the Panama Canal. Zone. It. was built on top of an 80-foot cliff, by Spaniards, in the 16th century. It served as a protection against the privateer Sir Frances Drake who was raiding along the northern coast of Panama. The fort has no military value today, but history-loving tourists thrill at the sight of our flag atop the ancient fort. The first all American made flag was hoisted on the National Capitol in 1886. Until then they were made from materials imported from England. The .flag which Admiral Robert E. Peary carried to the top of the world was made by Mrs. Peary in 1898. She made two flags for the expedition. Parts of one were left in containers, under piles of stones, as evidence of the points reached by the expedition. The flag was divided in such a way that at least one star and a piece of the red and white stripes showed, j One ol: these sections was re- i covered by the Crockerland i expedition in 1914. It was presented to the American Museum of! Natural History in New York. The second flag made by Mrs. Peary is also in this museum. Perhaps one of the more interesting bits, of history o£ our flag is its code, adopted by the Daughters of the American Revolution. It declares that the American flag stands for courage, chivalry, generosity, honor and is the symbol o£ the brotherhood of man. —Lcona Meals COLUMN June varieties:, CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Lad 4 Youth's name 5 Is able 7 Big lad 10 Army Reserve (ab.) 11 Depart 12 Writing tool 14 Wager 15 Age 17 Small tumor DOWN 1 Storage x jlace 2 Either 3 Sweet potato 5 Head covering 6 Exist 8 Years of your life 9 Negative word 13 Recent 14 Pro'iibit 16 MV :ical note SOUND ALIKES Puzzle Pete's missing words sound alike, but are spelled differently. Complete his sentence: He had to the whole business district in his search for the particular he wanted. TRIANGLE This word triangle is suspended from PERFECT. The second word is "applies ef fort"; third "view again" fourth "unfettered"; fifth French for "summer" and sixth an abbreviation for "cases." Can you complete the triangle? PERFECT E R F E C T WORD SQUARE After rearranging the letters in each row of: letters to form a good word, rearrange the rows of words so' they will read the same down as they do across: A N N Answers 3NOH3 Noavv SHV3H 30V5U) sa 3J/J. 33H.'t SXH3X5I 'SUAU89 :sa>inv amos ZOO'S THE FINCHES FORM THE WORLD'S LARGEST BIRD FAMILY WITH //ORE THAN l,aoO SPECIES AND SUB-SPECIES,, . > t~ * ';*' • " ''•~'-"*t* ALL FINCHES HAVE".',\7> 12. FEATHEB5 IN J-U- THEIR. TAILS,, TO IT BELONG '" SUCH GROUPS AS TH E GROSBE AKS, .% __ FINCHES, SPARROWS AND A __, neiljr ji. ..-"^ BUNTINGS, AGOLDFINCHS NEST IS AH OPEN CUPOFSRAS5, BAR.W AND PLANT STEMS WELL 1 LINED WITH DOWN., USUALLY 5 Aoproduct/on in vihoh or in part prohlbftttl txc«pt by permission ef Nawjpoptr Fntorpru* Association-—Printed in U.G.A. ARE FOUND IN EV- UNSPOTTED ERY COUNTRY WITHTHE EGGS ARE LAIR, WEED . EXCEPTION OF AUSTRALIA,, SEEDS PARTI ALLY DIGESTED ARE FED BY REGUBSI- TATATION TO THE YOUNG,. INCHES EATSQME INSECTS ESPECIALLY IN SPRING, ALSO BUDS AMD (SUCCULENT VEGETATION

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