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Sunday, June 24, 1962
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS. LOGANSPORT. INDIANA Fun of A I Kindt Puzzles-•- Stories— J £, things to Do—Pen .Poll J His Glasses Bring Him Fame "These glasses were worn by Marco Polo in 1270," said Maurice G. Evers of Los Angeles. He designs frames for glasses. He sat behind his desk and was holding a pair of glasses with polished quartz lenses the size of a silver dollar. The frames were made of bronze. His desk was strewn with other early-day glasses. He has such a famous collection of old and odd-designed glasses that television programs asked that he appear before their viewers and show some of his most out- stariding ones. The motion picture studios often borrow ce^'ain of his glasses when they are filming a movie with a setting of many years ago. Some of the performers wear these glasses and it makes them seem more real in the roles they play. Maurice Evers explained that glasses were invented by the Chinese. The ones that he owns—Marco Polo wore them in 1270—are a good example of the kind that the Chinese' used. He said thai the ones that Marco Polo wore actually had no value for seeing. Glasses were worn as a sign of importance. The leading citizens wore them. A person was a nobody if he did not have a pair. • Compare today's glasses with the kind worn by Marco Polo and the other early-day types in Mr. Evers' collection. The frames then looked like straight pieces of wire. Those now are designed to become the wearer. We have gone a long way in improving the wonderful invention of glasses that have made it possible for so many people to see better. —Weldon D. Woodson Maurice Evers holds a pair of glasses worn by Marco Polo. Captain Hal Has Some Interesting Pen Pals 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 them. write Tamela Bauman, 212 5th St., Strasburg, Ohio. Age 11. Jimmy Palmer, Box 25, Ercel, Alabama. Age 14. Celeste Cooper, 712 Linden St., Ravenna, Ohio. Age 7. Jonathan Heltebran, 9874 Crestwood Dr., Twinsburg, Ohio. Age 14. Frances Moon, 1463 Akron- Youngstown Rd., Brimfield, Ohio. Age 5. John Robert Moon, 1463 Akron-Youngstown Rd., Brimfield, Ohio. Age 7. Loretta Koch, 4826 Marlon, Corpus Christi, Tex. • * * I would very much like a pen pal from any state. My hobby is reading books and I love dogs. Sandra Averet," P.O.' Box 116, Citronelle, Ala. Age 11. My name is Karen Fuhrken. I live at 545 Dixon Dr. in Corpus Christi, Tex. I would like to have a pen pal. I like to ride my brother's bike and I have glass dolls of Indians, famous men and just plain Americas. Taking Photos at Night Results in the Unusual Although this picture looks like a group of shooting stars, it is actually a photo of the stars taken with a time exposure. Little Grains of Sand Are Important Sand is important to very small children, because mother usually tells the story of the sandman. How a man wandered around' every evening with a bag of sand on his back. From this bag, he would take a few grains of sand and put them in the eyes of boys and girls to make them sleepy. When it was bedtime, mother would say, "The Sandman's coming" and then prepare the child for sleep. Years and years ago, there was an actual sandman. He sold sand on the streets and avenues of a city or town and sang a song as he went along, "Here's white sand, choice sand, here's Hly white s-a-n-d." The housewives would buy the sand to make their floors clean. In England, too, in the Middle Ages, scullery or kitchen maids and servants used sand to clean pots and pans. The Chinese have a way of making "popped rice" used in a sort of candy like popcorn balls, which makes use of sand. Rice, which has been partially cooked, is put in a frying pan of hot 'white sand. When the rice "pops," the MOVIE MADNESS- mixture is sifted and the sand is used again. When all the rice is fluffy, it is put in the sweet sticky mixture and the candy is ready. Sand, too, is enjoyed by children and adults on beaches, in backyard, playground or schoolroom sand pile's. The most wonderful sand cakes, skyscrapers and castles can be constructed that playing in the sand is enjoyed by all. You can have fun being a play sandman. First, round up a supply of small bottles and get some, sand. The bottles are cleaned until they sparkle and filled with fine white or colored sand. Colored sand may take a half day or a day to find, but it is more fun. It brings out the artistic nature of a boy or girl. Some .of mother's bluing makes a beautiful blue tinted sand, white parts of bricks, powered and mixed with water, gives red. Sometimes you may be able to use a bit of dye left over after mother or sister dyes a dress <or blouse. The colored sand is poured into the bottles with a funnel. Then a few special effects are arranged with layers of different colored sand. • Set up a stand with boxes and a board, and then you're ready for customers. But in many cases, you may want to keep the sand as it is pretty. —Charlotte Dowdall "You don't impress me one bit! IZOO'S BUMMERS THROUGHOUT NOWHERN HEMISPHERE flND WINTERS MftlNLYINTHESOUTH- ERK HEMISPHERE.. *5 THE OILY AMERICAN SWAU-OWj THHT HASA tf NUV1E M05TJLWD BIRn5,rr FOLLOWS CO AST LINES AND RIVERS, AND UKE MflMY EASTERN BIRDS, R£ftCHE5 SOUTH flMERICA 6YTHE WAV OF THE WEST INDIflM ISLAND' CHfllNTOTRINIDflD.1. .UVIN&ONflFftRM '.UJHER.E BtftCltCHICH- ; ENS WERE RAISED F9RM FOR WHITE FEATHERS,WrrH WHICH . ,£UMUaWS CM FLVTHRQUGH flHO&ONE Doll-'s Crowri A strip out from a colorful foil .soap wrapper makes a fine crown for a small doll— seven inches, to 10 inches. Slip the wrapper from the bar of soap and remove the inside, cardboard liner. All you need is the foil tube. Flatten it enough so you can 'cut a two an one-half inch strip off across the width. Cut one side of the strip into V's, for the.crown points, s . . . If the crown fits too loosely on. tha doll, oveslap the extra foil and fasten down the sticky tape. For a bigger crown, start with a wider strip of foil. TINY BITS By Frances Gorman Risser If you must do a great big job, Don't groan and grunt and pant, Just learn a lesson from the small But most resourceful ant. He knows he cannot move a crust Of bread, but he can run And carry crumbs, until the huge Back breaking task is done. So do a little at a time, And you won't lose your wits; Remember, big things are made up Of tiny little bits! You can photograph the night sky, and get very good and useful pictures, with anything from the simplest box. camera to an'elaborate one with a telescopic lens or one attached to a telescope. Some of the most interesting photographs can be made by just pointing your camera at any open place in the sky. Set the camera on time and leave it open as long as possible, but be sure and get it in before sunrise! When the picture is developed, you will see several white streaks. The stars will have made these as the earth turned around. Since the earth rotates on its axis at nearly 1,000 miles an hour, you don't have to be a night owl to get good long streaks on your picture. One of the easiest of these pictures to take is that of the stars passing over the zenith, which is the point in the sky directly overhead. To get this, lay your camera on its back on something level. Your picture will show curved star trails from left to right. This is because your camera is at an angle to the axis of the spinning earth. Be sure and take one with your camera pointed at the North Star. K you do not know where the North, Star, or Polaris is, find the Big Dip< per. The two stars opposite the handle in the bowl of Modern day sandmen don't sell, but, rather, dig in sand. Folding Screen Five old picture post cards (or index cards) makes' a miniature folding screen to use in a toy village or paper doll house. Just scotch tape the cards together in a row. Then pleat the cards like a fan, creasing along the seams first one way and then the other. Brain Teaser This little story is not com' plete, but it will be fun for you to supply the missing rhyming word. Through the woods and over the creek Goes Billy Ed carrying a — He's an outdoor boy who's tanned so brown With yellow hair that won'1 stay He has a pet coon that he calls Pete Close at his heels, tangling his "Injuns!" says Billy Ed as he points at a tree Where he sees dark eyes and a buckskinned Billy Ed grabs the paw of his little coon And away they run not a bit too With bow and arrow the Injun is there But can't find hide nor hair of the Defeated and silent he sits him down While Billy Ed and his coon hurry back to Answers 1 —Stick. 2 —Down. 3 — Feet. 4—Knee, 5—Soon. 6— Pair. 7—Town. VACATION CALENDAR DIARY Now that vacation is almost here, plan to keep a very brief record of the good times you have this summer. Here is a novel way of keeping a diary. 'Use one sheet of paper for each month you will have dur ing vacation. At the top of each of these sheets draw, or paste a cut-out from a magazine,' such as a pretty summer picture. Then, down the left-hand side of the page, list the dates, one on each line. During the summer, write just a word or two by each date telling what you did that day. (You'might see to it tha 1 you make your vacation more interesting by planning somi activities which will give you more pleasure and keep you from becoming bored.) See to it also, that you vary the types of activities you,.plan for your summer. -Alma C. Denny he Big Dipper point right it the North Star. When you have found the North Star, point your camera t it and prop it up so that t will stay that way, set on ime of course. Your picture frill show a series of white circles made as the stars move around Polaris. The further north you are 'rom the equator,, the more complete circles there will be on your picture. At the equator all stars rise and set so none could make com plete circles), but at the North Pole all the stars in the northern hemisphere make circles around the North Star. Wouldn't that make a fine picture! You might like to try this experiment too. Take a day- ;ime picture of the horizon, don't turn to the next film n your camera, and don't move the camera. At night ;ake a time picture on that same film. You will have a landscape you can see plus your white star trails. With a telescope or telescopic lens you will be trying for star pictures instead of star trails. So you will want to have a clear view, and taka a quick rather than a time shot. Be iiure and look in the telescope finder for a cloud that may not be seen by your eyci alone but may show in the telencope. You see tha telescope magnifies such things as clouds just as it magnifies the stars. You might also try photographing the moon, mars and other plaauits. With space travel coming we need to know as/ much as possible about these bodies. Of course, if you find fiomething very strat- ling in your 'photograph better check with some astronomer to m;ike sure it is really something new. When you take your film in to be developed, be SURE and tell nhe photo finisher that you want all the pictures made, even if he can't see much on them. It will help -him if you explain that you have beeu taking pictures of the stars, snd that what looks like just white streaks are really pictures of star trails. Good shooting on your adventure in photographing the stars. —Walter B, Hcndrickson Jr. COLUMN Poetic Parade: POETS REBUS Four poets are hidden in Puzzle Pete's rebus. Find them by using the words and pictures to best advantage: REVERSALS Names of these four poets should be easy to find if you read them backward: ROLYAT DRAYAB RELLIM NIUQAOJ YELLEHS EHSSYB'YCREP NOSNIKCID YLIME POETIC CROSSWORD A silhouette of Walt Whitman was provided by Car toonist Cal to hold Puzzle Pete's crossword puzzle: ACROSS - Whitman Photo Facts (33) by Bill Arter 'COMPOSITION "AGOOD PHOTOGRAPHER StfelV6S TO BE AM ARTIST AS WELL A TECHNICIAN. YOU SHOULD BE6IN TO THINK OR YOUR; yiEWFINPERASAFiCTURE FRAME ANDSEEKARTISTIC ARRAN6E- MENr-600D"COMPOSmGN*J THE PAINTING AT RIGHT IS A MASTERPIECE OF COMPOSITION. NOTE HOWTHE SIMPIE SHAPES AND EMPHASIS ON THE HORIZONTALS 6IVE IT A SERENE AN D RESTFUL QUALITY. YOU SHOULD DECIPE WHETHER YOU WANTA HORIZONTALOR A VERTICAL FEELIN6, THEN SEEKTO EMPHASIZE WURCHOICE. IFHORIZONTALISYOUR CHOICE, REMEMBERYOUNEEDSCME VERTICWS,TOp,FORGOQD OOMPDSITIOM. LEARN TO SEE BROAD MASSES IN HARMONY: WITH EACH OTHER. ARTISTS OFTEN USE GARPBOARO •L's" LIKE THESE TO STUW COMPO? SITION BEFORE STARflNSfOPAW; USEYOURVIEWFiNDERTHESAMEWAY. Tongue Twister Daring Danny dived deeply. Down deep did daring Danny dive. Jttj»«fiMtl«! /».**•)• »/iMwrtArtMWWwmrt by fnmlulta »f Ntwjpoptr tutu*!* *«<»l OFrENCAltED'WHISTlER'SMOTHER",THISPAINnNS WAS EN- TITUD'HARMONYINSREY&BWcmWHISTlER. YOUCAN lEARN600DOOMPOSITIONBYSniOYINS6REATPAINTINSS. 5 State 6 Gi.rl'f! name 7 Girl in some poems 8 Rational DOWN 1 Where Welshmen dwell 2 Gunus o£ grasses 3 Eiiriy Communist 4 Barter SCRAMBLED POETS You have to rearrange the letters in each strange line to find th<j names of the four poets hidden here: THAH JOKES ASA LEADS RATE POL/1. LANE GRADE JEER COY MILK POB1TIC DIAMOND The rruddle name of Oliver WENDELL Holmes provides a center for Puzzle Pete's poetic word diamond. The second word is "a legal point;" third "a Hindu queen;" fifth 'oozes'' and sixth "measures of cloth." Complete the diamond from these clues: W E N WENDELL E L L Answers i sia saaas 33NVH saa AV OLL30<I •uo« •^ 9 1 1 U :aMOH 89UIBf ) : snaaa Shades of Egypt Plant i\ row of grapefruit seeds cloiie to the center of a low, round bowl of moist earth. A :few days later plant another oircle one inch beyond the :5rst. Keep repeating this unli'l the dish is full. When tllii seeds sprout, the foliage will grow in a pyramid,

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