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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 12

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 27, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA' PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Fim Project—Create Your Own Puppets, Theater YOU CAN-make these-puppets and theater for. yourself. . Draw a face on a wooden ice cream spoon. Then, cut but a two-Inch square of colored^cloth or crepe paper for the hair. Fold In half. Cut narrow slits to-.% inch of • the fold. Glue around the head. : ' Cut the hair short'if .this is a boy puppet. r , . . Slip the end of the .spoon, with a bit of glue on it, into' a \ marshmallow. T wi s t 'a pipe ^ cleaner around the top of the body for the arms. Turn the ends to look like hands. Push a pencil, with a bit of tlue at the point, into 'the back of the marshmallow. Now you are ready to dress your puppet. Fold a piece of gay material for a blouse. Cut 'out a semicircle at the fold anij slip'it over the head. You cut the sleeves to fit the puppet. Tape, folded on the inside, will hold the seams together." A strip of tape around the waist will hold a skirt or trou- lers in place. Be sure they are long .'e n o u g h to cover. the iriarshmallow.' , .Now for the stage. Set the bottom half, of a shoe, box on the long side with the opening facing you. 1 ' Cut out-a 'slit Vz inch, high across the ^bottom: of the back; this 'enable's you to move your .puppets across : the stage. Cut .out three sides ,of a door at.the.sicle back.. It will sowing open to let the puppets on'and 6ft stage. Slit' the top -at , the back. There you_can slip in any scene you draw to size. Hold in place with tape at the top. Now you need a theater front. Cut off the long side of a suit box bottom. Set the box top to stand up on the long side. Slip it under the front edge of the bottom box. Staple at tha corners and tape in place. C.ut the far end of the bottom box at the corners. Fold down the flap on the table you will use to give the show. Tack or tape to the table. Now trace the stage box (the 6POOM PUPPET TUE4TBP SUT FOR:SUPPItJ<3 /A/ , SHOB BOX PLACE-D lU BACK OF 7HEA7E-R PKOHT &UtT SO* BOTTOM PAPER TAPEP l l 1 I ' .> 7ABLZ shoe box) opening on the front. Crayon small curtains one inch inside the traced opening. Cut out the stage opening. Tape the stage in place behind ihe opening. Decide oh a name for your theater. Put it over th» stage. Tack wrapping paper around the bottom of the table. Keep your head behind the theater front when you are working your puppets. —87 Ann Muni -Radios Were Once Merely Gadgets THE TEAR was 1920, the date was November 2. A presidential election was in progress end all over tha country people wer« going to bed without finding out which, candidate had been elected. They depended on the next day's newspaper to teU them'that But in a few homes, in an area not too far from Pittsburgh, Pa., people sat beside a little gadget called a "crystal set)" with earphones clamped to their heads, and shushed everybody in the house within hearing distance. In Pittsburgh, at radio static n KDKA, an announcer spoke into an old-fashioned telephone mouthpiece, the microphone, and gave the election returns as they were called in to him from the newspaper by phone. History was being made that Bight, for that was the first radio broadcast of an important •vent. Up to that time, grama- phone records had furnished the only programs to be broad- 1 * cant. But this transmitting of thd news as it happened was something: entirely new. ' It thrilled everyone who took part in it and caused thousands of radio sets to be sold. Up to that time, crystal sets had been considered mere gadgets. Overnight, they had become a means of keeping well informed on the most up-to- date happenings. During the 37 years since that firsit memorable broadcast, radio -has become an important part of our way of life. Now when big news events occur, oui: major networks—four radio and three TV now—use -specially set-up studios individually for broadcasts, telecasts and equipment operations. From them,- key commentators report a*nd interpret the news as it happens. / New engineering devices abound. Roving reporters are Even before TV the family huddled—wired to a crystal set. equipped with two-way audio sets which keep them in constant touch with the control booth. Some employ a trans- ceiver — a pocket - sized, two- way radio smaller than a woman's purse. One maker of equipment announces a miniature television camera and portable transmitter for spot newscast'- ing. The four-pound camera is only 2% inches high, 3. inches wide, and 8% inches long. With it goes a 15-pound back-pack transmitter which can send signals to a-base station a mile away. Walkie-talkies proved their usefulness on the battlefields of World War II.' Now they're being used in industry to provide a vital link between workmen and' their- foreman. The latest in this field is a gadget for bicycles whereby mothers can keep in touch with the children who are out riding. All in all, we are the best- informed generation on. current events of any. in history, with constant- new discoveries to keep us that way. • —By M. Q. Shelfon BdokW6rid|-Good Boojcs for Good Sports BOOKS AS full of action as a scat back and as exciting as a ninth inning tie are among the new season's sports books. For the bad-weather days when you can't be oit»the field, reading one of them can be »g exhilarating as a broken-field run. A Fighting Chance by Jackion Scholz sends a just-out-of- college coach^and a team with divided loyalties against big- time opponents in order to draw crowds.'As the Granger Lancers pay off.their mortgaged stadium both coach and team learn valuable lessons",. Doug Mason's basketball team, in The T e am That Wouldn't Quit by William Mac- Keller, lost any hope for victory when it played without stSr forward, sufficient manpower and'even fan support.' But there wasn't a quitter on the team. JJtard to Tackle by Gilbert Douglas faces Clint Thomas with a hard decision. Where is he going to stand when the other team members show resentment against the Negro boy who can be Monroe High's top player? What does a coach do when his best running back is guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct? You'll find the answer in The Captive Coach by Wilfred McCormick. "'Clean 1 Up Hitter by Dick Friendlich sets a too-confident teen-age rookie against a man- ager's attempts to correct flaws in.a batting style. Clay Norris nearly strikes out-in more ways than one. But finally he connects in the nick' of time. Other books you sports fans will like include: Five Were Chosen by William R. Cox . . . from pro basketball to the campus, instead of the other way round; Ball of Fir« by Earl Schench . . .Who doesn't want to be Pony League champs? Kid Brother by Lawrence A. Keating ... You've got.real problems when your older brother is both an "A" student and a star athlete; and Lucky Shoes by Ray Milholland . .*. Andy wanted that football letter more than anything else in the world ....'• —By Lee Priestley PeiPflls-~Have You Written a Letter Lately? Dear Captain Hal,;. I am 9 years old. My hobbj la collecting pictures. My favorite movie stars are Elvis Presley, Sal • Mineo and Pat Boons. My neighbor, Londa Ogle, would like * pen'pal too. She is 10. • Faith Bink 568 W. 10th Hoisington, Kan. Dear Captain Hal, . I am nine years old. My hobby is ballet dancing. .When I, am old enough I would like to baby sit. I have a' brother and two sister*. I would like to have pen pall' all over the world. • Pamela Little 2105 ft. Collins Orange, Calif. Short Story -When Does the Next Broom Leave? PETER HAD known that it was a witch's hou*e the minute he set eyes on it. For one thing, it was in' the middle of the woods. It had a sign in an upper window that - said "Bats Welcome" and^ there were three black cats. Just the same, witch's house or not, Peter was lost and he simply had to get back home again. He was invited to a birthday party and he was almost sure there would be strawberry ice cream. So he .went up the walk and knocked. "Who's there and what do jrou want?" called the witch. "Don't you know that Wednesday is my day for baking doughnuts?" "No, Ma'am," answered Peter. *"And, even if I did, I would •till be lost." "Well, come on in then," said th« witch orosslp. Peter came in and sat down. He didn't see why the witch had to be so cross. He hadn't gotten, himself lost on purpose. She went ahead making doughnuts just as if he weren't even there. He hoped she would offer him one. He was getting awfully hungry. • To his great relief she dipped one in sugar and handed it over, saying 1 , "I suppose you want me to get you back home again?" "I'd really be very, much obliged, if it isn't too much trouble," Prter answered. "Everything is trouble. Double, double, toil and trouble. I'm. not going to take you rpy- self, that's for certain. So. I guess the next 'best thing is to lend you a broom to ride home on.""You're very kind," said Peter. "And I'll take very good cam of M." "It's no matter. I'm just letting you take an old one . ; . Here you are. And next time you get lost, see that it's some other day besides Wednesday." "Yes, Ma'am. And thank you very much." Peter took the brcJsra and A MYSTERY STILL UNSOLVED— Jungle Swallowed a Giant Capita FOR OVER 500 years it stood there in its ruined magnificence; hidden from civilization, known and inhabited only by nature, untouched by the'hand of man. Angkor, once the largest capital city of the world, slept like a giant shorn of his mighty power. It was only by accident that this city in French Indo-Ch'ina was discovered. A Frenchman stumbled upon it in 1861 while he was hunting .for rare butterflies. " . .This naturalist, HenrLMou- hot, pushing through an almost impenetrable forest jungle, • suddenly saw before him a stone temple with five carved towers 250 feet high. Was" this true, or was he dreaming? He ventured near. The wild foliage, twined in and out of the carved^doors and windows and across the terraces. Monkeys, panthers, bats' and birds were the only Inhabitants. ~ This was the Angkor Vat, the magnificent temple where worshipers had come to pay homage to Brahma, later to Buddha. The ancient city of Angkor surrounding it was once inhabited in 1350 by 2,000,000 people, called Khymers. Returning to France, Mouhot told of'his discovery before he became a victim of jungle fever. The French 'government doubted his story'..but finally sent out explorers, who, verified it. • ' ' It was true. Here was a city. Besides the temple were palaces, libraries, monuments and homes—still standing. Gazing in amazement, the explorers asked why this once thriving LCUT ABOARD WHICK, A&OUriM WIDE AND 3G IN.LON6 MIIW10IN.; STOCK LUM5ER WILL DO) 2.CUJ ANOTHER'50ARD THE SAME LENGTH AND THICKNESS BUTA&OUT4IN.WIDE. 3.PLJTA-SCREWEYEINE.P END./ 5. . PAINT SHELF WITH- FLAT FINISH OIL PAINT. PUT I SCREW HOOKS IN WALL'OVER &ED..(THESAM£ DISTANCE APART AS SCREW EYES AND ABOUT 24/N.ABOVE BED) ' AND An adventurer inspect* the ruins of Angkor Vat, seemingly held up by giant tree rooto. metropolis was deserted- and a hidden mystery for so many centuries? The temple is about the size of a city block. Built with wide terraces,- it has a huge tower topping the center of the structure and a tower on each corner. The stone balustrade* are made in the/form of a cobra with seven heads. This snake was considered sacred by those people, x "" Every stone in the building is carved in intricate designs and images. Inside, one sees walls carved with images', of kings, cobras, 'and' dancers — all real works of art that retain their beauty, regardless of time and the elements. : '. The city is.protected by » stone wall 60 feet high. There are five victory gates in this wall, each with a god-head facing in the four points of the compass. Strange Toad Eats His Coat THE TREE toad doesn't crawl out of his coat and walk away from it as • some coat-shedding animals do. No indeed. He eats his coat! This curious-looking, gray£ green toad looks as if he's go-' ing to die when he gets ready to change one coat for another. He goes into odd contortions, drawing his body up into a knot, then throwing his legs but' and gasping Jor air. If you are looking for it you can see a cord-like substance i coming-out of both corners of his mouth and.connecting to a thin skin to, his front legs. He keeps swallowing. The cord ; pulls and pulls on his old skin and soon you see it loosen .and slip\up toward his mouth. , As it slips off'he eats it. His little, forked tongue holds the skin in his mouth while he swallows. Under the old coat he has a new one. The new-one is usually a color which blends .perfectly with the vegetation" of that season.; This makes it easy for him to hide. A toad doesn't;-drink water. He absorbs it into' his. porous skin by lying in .the-water'and soaking it in. —By'Evelyn Witter went outside. He -hoped that riding a broom was as easy as it looked in "pictures. ' It .was. . . "I'm sure glad she didrft ask me to bring it back," he said to himself. "I'll have a lot of fun with it." V ' When it landed him at-home, he put the broom on the back porch and hurried inside to get ready for the party. • The minute-the party was over he rushed homt again, thinking he would take, a ride before supper. But the broom was gone. "Mother!" he shouted. '.'Where have you put that broom I left on the back porch?" "That old thing!" she replied. "I gave it to the junkman. We wouldn't" wantthat around when we have a "couple of good brooms." '' :, -.—Bf Mabel Banner v in part pnhibittd MM/* If penrnnfoit of MA S«nr/«t, Jnr—frintfrf in W.S.A. HKE THE O£TPilCH,TH6 N KUNMING'ftRPANP IS CARI ANP A5TA6IWH6 FULLP8IME • AS MANJV A5'HE HIS HAREM.,.' £APTlV£ KANMRbbs ARE &45IL.Y TAQGHT TO BOX; MEN IN EXH!glTION&THE"/WAlN PRQB-EM BeiNG TEACHINGTHEM TQ^ "~ KICK,,, Approaching one gate on each side of the walkway are 54 giant statues, eight feet high, supporting a huge stone cobra with its seven heads. In the pavements can be seen the ruts mad* by the, chariots long ago. / " . It is no wonder the guides are proud to show the tourists the marvels of a lost city. If you ask who built the temple, they answer, "The gods." But we know that, the architect who planned.it must have been a man of a great and artistic mind. So were the. artists who decorated it with the beautiful carvings and'paintings. And think of :the thousands of slaves who cut the stones, carried them from.the quarries and set them, in place,: without the mechanical implements-'that we have today • for building.. It took years of patient'toil. ;.-.. .^ ; -; Why was this city deserted andJeZt to the jungle and th* wild animals? That .is still a mystery; no one can give a definite answer. Some think a plague may have obliterated' the inhabitants. ' Others think an _enemr carried them off to another country. Still another version is that the slaves .-tired of their lot. killed their masters and families.: And -that in time th« slaves,^ without a master or leader, turned their backs on tha .city of their labors and wandered into the jungle to livt' an\ easier and mora primitiv* life; ..... T :'...-_. What -a..story these statuei' could tell- of' the.long -gone- -in- Habitants. If they, could tallv 'they could reveal th«: mystery • .of the lost city and. the mag- • nificent temple of' Angkor' Vat,. -•.-;...:_,; _By G.Brun«o« -'., Puzzle Pete's .varieties: CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Sorrowful '"A Fish ' 5 Light touch 7 Fisherman's apparatus 10 Correlative of either •11 Thus 12 Number U Honey-maker . 15 Age 17 Moist DOWN 1 Perch 2 Paid notice in a newspaper^ 3 Beasf s horn* 5 Cooking utensil ' --" 6 Exist 8 Compass point 9 Part of your foot 13 Recent 14 Baseball stick .16 Musical note. ^WORD CHAIN Can you change .WHIT? : to BLACK in seven moves, changing, only : one letter, at a time and being sure you'have a good word each time? If you have trouble, Puzzle Pete says to try changing H to R; W to T; T to C; E to K; I'to A; T to B; and' R to L. '-''. •- ( TRIANGLE COUNTRY provides a base for Puzzle Pete's ,word triangle. The second, word is- "thus"; third "a 'small shield"; fourth 'a man's 'name"; fifth "turn in' T side put'.'; and sixth ;.."fright- ener:"' Can you finish 1 the frian- gle from these clues? '. " C ,: ' •-- O U ' N T ' R ' COUNTRY ' SOUND AMKES Puzzle Fete says his missing words- sound .alike, but they are spelled differently. Can you fill in the ^missing words: and complete his sentence: The monarch began his. • • on » day heavy; with ——v WORD SQUARE . Rearrange the letters in each row to form, a good word, then rearrange the rows so your answer will read the same down, as across. As clues,, tha- -firs^ word is "painful spots"; second "Pope's cape"; -third "speedster"; fourth "fragrant oleoresin"; and fifth "a finch of Europe." & E A A & r & & & o M ,1 C O R R L R L 9 S M R P 5 Puzzle Answers Ninas iwsns. H3DVH ' 3TVHO S3HOS omos H3HVOS JHSA3 Poor Timing Boss: Yotfra late again toll morning.' Don't you navt an . alarm clock? 'Secretary:' ,Y«. ilr, but, M want off whil* I was asl»ep.

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