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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE andltfGANSPORT PRESS, 10GANSPORT, FOLKS IT Fun of All Kinds Puxiles—Storie»— i ^ things to Do—Pen Pol»| fefei- • « An Editorial--Con You Lead Three Lives? WHAT ARE you doing with your three lives? Nowadays, evary schoolboy er schoolgirl lives three lives instead of just one—his school life, his after-school life and his weekend life. If'a boy is shrewd enough to live each of his lives one at a time, they will mesh into each other like smoothly operating gears. If h« tries to live more than one life at a time, he is heading for trouble. What bewilders a fellow is that each of his lives frequently overflows into the others. Your school life, for example, is not limited to time spent in the school building. The hours assigned to homework are part of your school life also. As for your "weekend life," frecjuent moving of events like long-distance auto trips, etc., into your "after-school life" may bring you headaches. In addition to keeping the activities of each of your three lives well separated, you should also keep separate (as much as you can) the thoughts pertaining to each of your three lives. For example, I know one fellow who is too bashful for his own .goodi He is .also rather sickly and clumsy at sports. He is afraid to hang around boys of his own age after school. So what does he do? He reads, and he reads, and he reads. Reading is the dominating activity in all of his three lives. He carries books to school and reads during recess. If his family goes on a trip during the weekend, he.takes books along. He sometimes gets so lost in reading a book, he.- -'forgets to do his school homework. Unfortunately, this boy's reading is too haphazard to help him much. He reads good books, but he often reads them at the wrong time. He uses books as a sort of opium by which to escape from his three lives. He should use his books, instead, to master his three lives. During .his "school life" he should read books that help him improve his school work. During his "after-school life" he should read books that give him pleasure and Relaxation. During .-his "weekend "life" he should read "project" books to help him gain extra knowledge and enjoyment from -his weekend activities. Unless you see and live each 'of your three lives as deserving its full share of your attention and activity, they will never join naturally into a happy "one life made up of three." —By Manuel Almada to";"Try -Make Curio Dolls of Apples '- > ',-**' *...-*.. . • . • < • • OZAAK FOLK say that their region is .the home of the apple doll. They proudly display dozens of the quaint figures at their roadside stands and curio shops. • They say that the dolls came over the mountains with their kinsfolk year.s ago and that they were as much a part of a pioneering -family's equipment as were the rifle, the axe and the spinning wheel. The mountain people of Kentucky and Tennessee also claim ownership, for they say that the Ozark folk set forth from here on their quest for fatter lands. They say early settlers in this Appalachian area had made such dolls for their children for years. They hint that the art of making -them had been handed down from the carvers of France and Switzerland who had made them for tenturies. Corn-husk dolls with dried apple heads, -called "Loose Feet/' were also made by the Seneca Indians. This kind of doll represented a_ kindly spirit, Very old, very wise and very Group of old-timers sits chatting on the dining room table. FIRST SELECT a fine, firm apple—not too ripe—w.hich has crisp flesh. After peeling it carefully, carve quite a big nose, fairly deep eye sockets, a •moderately deep slash for the mouth, and define the chin well. Also score a few wrinkles on each cheek with. your thumb nail, being careful not to make them too deep. Push a clove into each eye socket and a wood happy, who made the dreams of little children come true. But wherever they came from and whoever made them first, these relatives of Father Time with their brown, wrinkled faces' and quaint, old-fashioned clothes are curio pieces today. Although you can probably buy them for four or five dollars apiece, you can easily make them yourself. meat, skewer Into the flower end of the apple to make a neck. Now place the apple In a dry, warm place to dehydrate for two or three weeks. When it's dry, apply a bit of rouge to the cheeks and lips and paint the clove eyeballs white to give them sparkle. Sew on a small pad of wool or absorbent cotton for hair. When thoroughly dry and painted, the apple head can be imbedded into a corncob or into the neck of an appropriate- sized bottle. Or you can build a body of wire, padded with cotton bound into place with string. Then dress in clothes of old peasants." It'may take a few experiments to show you how much preliminary carving is required to get the results you wish, for natural shrinkage diminishes the size of the features. In fact, you might make half a dozen heads at a time so that you can select the best one. . If properly made, such a doll may last for three or four years. —By J. M. Opsahl Our World—Amazin' River Is a Riot of Color COMPARE A colored picture with a black-and-white shot of the same scene. The colored •picture is usually much more interesting. Bodies of water are always fascinating, whether they are . rivers, lakes, or oceans. Imagine, then, how exciting it would be to see a river-.that is a riot of color—both the water itself ' and the air surrounding it. The Amazon is such a river of color. The biggest river in the world in volume of water (the Mississippi - Missouri and the Nile are slightly longer), the Amazon is probably the most interesting as well. In fact, you could change the "o" to "1" and call it the "amazin 1 " river. Nearly.all of Its 3,900 miles run through dense jungle. We usually think of the Amazon as being entirely in Brazil, but for/' about a thousand miles 1 it runs through Peru. And there are tributaries from other South American countries. At its mou.th the river changes the blue of the ocean to a tawny yellow for over 200 miles. As you travel upstream and pass the mouth of the Tapajos, a tributary qf the Amazon, you notice that the yellow water is streaked with patches of green., Other streams that join the main river turn the water to jet black, to almost white, to different shades of green from a light, bright color to a deep, olive shade. The colors are due to the kinds of soil the water passes through. Even more interesting than the water are the colors that fly through the air above the big river. More than 40 varieties of parrots live in the jungles along the water's edge and their feathers of red, green, yellow, blue, -or purple make beautiful splashes of color.. There are also many varieties of parakeets and at least 14 kinds of macaws, relatives of parrots which grow as long as three feet. There are also fou- cans, spoonbills and herons,' all gorgeous birds. During the day there are also brilliant butterflies with a wingspread as big as your father's open hand. At night there are huge moths that are equally beautiful, but with more delicate coloring. Without question, a trip up the Amazon would be paradise for the owner of a color camera. —By Helen Seymour Pen Pols -Here Are Copt. Hal'sMailbag Selections Dear Captain Hal, My eyes arc brown and my hair is dirty blonde. I am 10 years old. I would like a pen pal from-a big city like New York or Chicago. Joyce Fitzgerald 24 Mt. Vernon St. Lawrence, Mass. Dear Captain Hal, J ' My'interests are: making models, aviation, swimming, baseball, basketball and football, for a few. I would like to have pen pals from all bv£r the country. I am 14 this month. BUI Cook 3233 West Bath Rd. Akron 13, O. ' Dear Captain Hal, I would like some pen pals from California, New York and Florida. I already write to one •girl. I got her name from your column. I am 12 and I like to read, draw and swim. Cheryle Jean Pools 93342 Street Columbus, .Ga. Dear Captain Hal, I «am a girl of 11 and I am interested in collecting stamps •and perfume. I like to work crossword puzzles. I have a bird and three fish; I would like pen pals from all over. Bonita Poirrier . Rt. 1, Box 281B San Bernardino, Calif. Trip to Syria; SYRIA REBUS You'll find Puzzle Pete's four facts about Syria, which he has hidden in this rebus, if you'll just use the words and pictures to your fullest advantage: MISSING VOWELS Puzzle Pete left the vowels out of these three things about Syria, but he shows you how many letters are missing' in each. Can you complete the facts: —'R — NT — S PER—T-S D—M—SC—S SYRIAN CROSSWORD To give you some help with Puzzle Pete's crossword puzzle, Cartoonist Cal has lettered ic the name of Syria: 6 1 J> II 17 19 2. Y i£ 3 IS O 10 R o 4- . 8 / 14 id TO tf (t \f I \(f A ACROSS 1 Crafty 4 She '7 You see with this 8 Mineral rock 9 Bed canopies 11 Contestants 17 Help 18 Bind 19 Boy's nickname 20 Eucharistic wine cup' DOWN 1 Harden, as cement 2 Strong alkaline solution 3 Affirmative reply 4 Garden tool 5 Make a mistake 6 Residence (ab.) 10 Attempt 11 Light touch. 12 Falsehood 13 Annex • 14 Greek letter 15 Edge 16 Body of water JUMBLEAYAH Trouble is -what Puzzle Pete had with his sentence about Syria, so he needs. your help to get it straightened out. Can you do it? -.-• . One world's lands, is the ancient Syria most of . DIAMOND LATAKIA is the chief seaport of Syria and the center of Puzzla .Pete's word diamond. The second word is "a blenx- Outdoor Life —Baby Koala Takes His First Trip Outside THESE PHOTOS show a baby koala emerging from its mother's pouch for the first time, six months after birth. Coming out of the pouch opening (which is at the bottom), Baby peers at the world over his mother's leg,,,(-l). Then he has a look at Mom (2) before proceeding up the back trail (3) that will'be his playground for several months. Dizzied by his new height (4), th« explorer peers cautiously-over the top of Mom's noggin.- . • " Jack Meets After Halloween Vsitor JACK SCOWLED as he looked-out the window. There was absolutely nothing doing'in the big back yard. A flash of red caught his eye. If the birds would come closer to the house, he thought, I could add to my list of "Birds Seen This Year." But they stay by the fence. ^ "Hi, Pal!" Bert came into the room. - "Her* are tomorrow's lessons. How are you coming?" "It may ,be weeks yet," Jack answered unhappily. "Dr. Clinton is going to give me another two weeks. If the bones in my leg haven't started to knit by that time, I go to the hospital. I'd hate going, but at least I'd' see something! Look out that window, Bert. There is nothing. Just nothing!" "There's a cardinal." Bert's nos« was against the window pane. Jack nodded. "He stays in the hedge. All the birds do." "There are seeds there," Bert said slowly. "I guess they're filling.up now— getting ready for the days when there won't be anything to eat." "How about your Halloween costume?" Jack asked suddenly. "Will, you be a scarecrow in the parade?" "Sure. It's some outfit I've got together." Bert paused, looked out the window and frowned thoughtfully. "I just thought of something, Jack. I'll have to hurry. Don't forget— the gang will stop by after the parade." "I'll be expecting you." Jack turned back to the window. The birds were fluttering about the hedge at the -back of the yard. That little brown bird was there again. He was sure, he had never seen one lika it before. This made the third day she had come, but never did she come close enough j so he could identify lier from bis picture bird guide. • « » HALLOWEEN MORNING, Jack watched his friends go by on their way to school, then set to work on his own lessons. He wished he could go to the parade, but the doctor had shaken his head. ^ "No, Jack.. The weather Is threatening. Even in a car you would get chilled through. Take precautions now and by next year you'll be able to p^a- rade yourself." As he finished a page of arithmetic, his mother 'came into the living room where he was studying. "Have you finished, Jack? Then go into the den for a surprise." "A surprise!" Jack,tossed his books onto a table. Quickly, he wheeled his chair down the hall. The small room facing the garden was just the same. Nothing new had been added. ish"; third "iron or aluminum"; fifth "used a garden tool"; . and sixth "a cover." Finish ' the diamond: L A , ' T LATAKIA Kv ' I A Puzzle Answers V an HVW. jtrapu* isoia » ( PIJOM n V 3 9 w 1 a V Ju 3 "5 •3- a a a 3 •3 0 H A 2 i .•> a o V 3 1 I j. v 6 s 3 A 3 A 1 1 3 5 NVIHAS DNISSIW :grifl3H VIHAS The back yard that had been so empty had an occupant. "I can't see anything," he said. ' "You must look farther." His mother pulled apart the drapes that had been drawn 'across the window. Jack stared, then laughed. The back yard that bad been so disappointingly empty just a few days before had an occupant. He was dressed in a patched pair of blue jeans and shirt. On his pumpkin head was a ragged straw hat. His arms were outstretched and each hand held a small jack-o-lantern. Birds were fluttering: about the jack-o-lantern scarecrow, stopping 1 every so often to rest on the straw hat, on a scarecrow shoulder, or on the small jack-o-lanterns. "They're eating," Jack exclaimed. "That funny old scare- IFIND A MEDIUM-SIZED; FIRMYELLOW OR GREEN APPLE. 2.DI& A HOLE IN BOTTOM OFAPPLE TO FIT YOUR FIRST FINGER. 3. CUT A SPOOK FACE' ON THE APPLE. CUTSLITS 4.PAINT INSIDE OFEYES,NOSE, MOUTH WITH BLACK INK. ,. _ 5.DRAPEA . 4/HITE CLOTH OVER THE APPLE SO ITWILL FALL DOWN OVER YOUR ARM WHEN THE APPLE IS-ON YOUR FIN&ER. HOLD YOUR SPOOK ' MA •- WNDOW OF A PAL'S HOMEOM- t/AUOWKt/. crow is a bird feeding station. That was what Bert thought up when I talked about the birdt being so far away. Say, Mom, the gang is stopping by tonight. Think we could have som« • cookies and stuff?" "Food ready and waiting," said his mother, smiling. • * * * • ' THAT EVENING the den wai crowded with Halloween characters. Bert, wearing his scarecrow costume, grinned at hi* chum. "How do yo« Hkt my double?" "He's the funniest everl Th« birds sure like him. They aren't a bit afraid of him. I've had th« bird guide out all day, trying to find the names of'-birds I'v« never seen before. A Christmas tree bird station is old stuff. MY gang comes up with something different—a jack-o-lantern scarecrow feeding- tht birds." —By Florence J. Johnson What Do You Know About Drums, Man? Did you ever play a drum that .was a piece of fresh skin of an animal tacked over your doorway to dry? This was tb« earliest kind of drum. Early man tapped-that first drum just to see >if it sounded dry. He found that it-acted differently on wet and dry day«, just as your clothes line han'gi lower some days than others it it is cotton cord. He learned to stretch skint and dry them by tacking them onto large-tree trunks. In order to keep them stretched as large and tight'as possible, he devised. the idea of-strings that could be tightened occasionally without moving the tacks. Also ht used hollowed7out logs to dry skins over. It was 'found that tapping a stretched skin over a hollow^ log made the sound carry farther. By 1776, drums made of wood with skin stretched over the ends were used to give signals. They could be tightened by strings. These same principles aij* used in ouTiinodern drums. -Tb« most modern and mechanized. is the kettle drum; It,, too, ha» strings but they are inside. It' is the drum that can raise and lower its tone depending upon how the foot pedal is played. Large orchestras and som* dance bands use kettle drums. How different. our. music of today would be if we had no drums. Snare and bass drum* are part of most instrumental groups for the extra empnasii they give on rhythm. • SIXTEEN DISTINCT SP£CI£5 OF OWLS INHABIT NOPTH AM£RICA, WITH • SEVERAL APPmONAL THE GREAT-HORNEP" OWU ISWIPESPREAC^ gANGlNGFROWTHE TflORCAL FORESTS'• TOTHE LIMIT OF- TREE GROWTH'IN THE THE PIKE AA10€R6Rl$,CA5TOR y T«EteANTS RfACtf HASAN ' CIVET, ANP MUSHTHEIR HEAVIEST AVERAGE LEW6TH ARE THE FOUR QP 10 AMI/UAL SUBSTANCES.-' Y£ARS... . 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