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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 12

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, November 10, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA VOUMB FOLKS Fun of All Kinds Pu«l«»~-Storim-» Thing* to Do—P«n PoU J ,o ESifflfii —He Always Waited to Be Coaxed ''<*:>":X:r ••&•'$;• i?:--<i;:'$'K:: I RONALD WAS a boy who liked nothing better than to be coaxed. He had to be persuaded to take part in any undertaking launched by his young chums. They would have to urge him, sometimes for hours, before he would consent to join them in a game, a hike or other activity. It tickled his vanity to think that his young friends would go so far as to talk him into joining; them. Never was he known to participate in anything at the first invitation. Instead, he back and argued loud and Ibng before allowing himself to be persuaded in favor of doing a thing. It was fun to be begged, he thought. But Ronald isn't that war any more. The other boys cooked up a cure. They invited him once and if he said "no," as was' always the case, they merely walked off without doing any urging. This new strategy amazed Ronald and he didn't like it. But still he refused to back up. The other boys finally wearied of his chronic refusals and left him strictly alone. Whenever they planned some- thin'g, Ronald was left out. So he was forced to become a "lone eagle," being by himself much of the time. It was no fun to be out of things all'the time. He did ii great deal of thinking- about the matter and at last came to a decision. He resolved to be more friendly and to be enthusiastic when there was an opportunity to join in his .pals' fun. He saw himself as others saw him, and realized that if the shoe were on the other foot he wouldn't keep urging any boy to take part in an activity. Ronald is well-liked now, and often plans hikes, bicycle trips, picnics and tennis matches. He instigates them. Instead of waiting to be coaxed and urged, he enters into the spirit of a game with zeal and interest. He is finding life much more pleasant and interesting than it used to be. —By Henry H. Graham Sports—Martian Look Marks Football Styles Regardless of its weird look, new football g«ar provides more I lined with foam rubber. Man in iron mask is charged by plastic- safety. Armor-like mask (left) has plastio variation (center) | jawed opponent (right) while tooth-protected trio leers. 8BI—Try Pick-ond-Shovel Fishing :::•*>: «: : S.v>i';**:| / J ARE YOU a poor fisherman? Do the finny ones refuse to swallow your hook no matter •what kind of bait you use? Then you should get yourself a pick and shovel and try for some fossil fish. Out in southwestern Wyoming, in an area approximately 125 miles long and seven miles wide, there is a fossil area that is a haven for "rock-bound" fish. In tbat small area the chale has yielded up more than 1,000 different types of fossil specimens. Among them are the relics of the animal and vegetable life of many hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, ol years ago-. Many of the fossils are now in museums, but there are still some to be had there by amateurs—very fine ones, too! Any fisherman who captures a fossil fish has captured a little piece of forgotten time, and this area has produced many perfect and highly prized fossils. The rocks which have retained the images of these long- ago fish are much better for that purpose than any camera ever devised. They give a tw6- dimensional view in which .every line is perfect, down to the last little fin. Cleaning requires great care and infinite pains, of course. The tiny particles of dusty stone must be scraped from the remain* with a thin, sharp knife. Paleontologists, the tongue- twisting name for persons who make a study of fossils, say that the "fishing" waters in southwestern Wyoming give unusually good prospects for a fine "catch." And to fish these waters means to be a fisherman on horseback, since that is the accepted mode of travel in that area of piled-up rocks. There is a little town there— just a "whish" on the highway west—that consists of a general store, a postoffice, a schoolhouse, and one other building. The name of this town? Why, ! Fossil, Wyo., of course. I —By M. S.. Shelton —How Long Since YouVe Had a Note? Dear Captain Hal, I would like a pen pal that likes to draw. My jobbies are skating, swimming and collecting pictures. Carol Appl* Box 7 Lyons, Wis. Dear Captain Hal, I would like pen pals from the U.S. and other countries. I am 14 and my favorite sports are basketball, swimming and ice skating. Joyce Sadlon 332 South Ann St. Little Falls, N.Y. Dear Captain Hal, I am 14. I have brown hair and I am five feet in height. I b'ke horseback riding, tennis, badminton and other sports. Warren Lawley 1061 Pierce St. Fairfield, Calif. Dear Captain Hal, I would like a pen pal from Texas. I am 7 years old. My hobby is records and talking books. I would like to write to a boy, please. Johnny Clay 425 Evers St. Akron, Ohio Short Storyj—No Picnic for Solly on Saturday SALLY JUMPED out of bed happily. Then she stood still. Somathing was wrong. She, pushed the straight brown hair out of her eyes. The room was awfully dark for eight o'clock in the morning. "Oh, no!" she cried. "It's raining. It just can't rain today!" Mn. Crane stood in the doorway. "It is a shame," she •greed. "I hoped you would have a nice day for your fall picnic." Sally began to cry. She didn't want to, but she just couldn't help it. Her mother sat beside her on the bed and stroked her hair. "Don't cry, Honey. You and Mary and Peter can have your picnic next Saturday." "But it's a whole week away," •wailed Sally. "Who wants to wait a whole week? I hate rain!" She shook her fist at the window. "There'd be no flowers, no tood, no life without ram," said her mother. "I know," said Sally. "We need rain, but it could come another day—not today, when we planned this all week long." Tou'rt likt a storm eloud what we tht day yourself this morning, Sally. But now that you're cried some of 'hose clouds of yours away, how about thinking could do to make brighter?" "Like what?" asked Sally. "Would you like to have Peter and Mary over for lunch? You could have a picnic lunch at home." Tears started again. "That's no fun. That's not a real picnic. I want a real picnic—outdoors, in the woods." The door-bell rang. "That must be Peter and Mary now," said Mrs. Crane. "Shall I ask them to stay for lunch?" Sally shook her head. "No! It's not the same." Mrs. Crane sighed and went to the door. Peter and Mary both complained about the weather. "Oh, well," said Mary. "If we can't go on a picnic, we can play in my cellar." Sally heard and called from the bedroom. "I don't want to. That's not nearly so much fun." The house was silent after they left, gaily played with her dolls for a little while, but she soon tired of that. "A whole day ruined," the mumbled to herself. The morning dragged on, and at lunch time she and her mother-ate some of the picnic sandwiches. Sally just nibbled on hers. She dried dishes for her mother, then went back to her lonely room. "Sally!" called her mother. "Will you please take this jar of cheese to Mary's mother?" She put on her raincoat and bcots and ran across the yard to Mary's house. Mrs. Oakly opened the door, and she heard Mary and Peter laughing in the cellar. Mrs. Oakly invited her in, but (he said, "No, thank you," and ran home. ."How could they be having so much fun?" she asked her mother. "Aren't they sad about the picnic?" "They were terribly unhappy this morning," said Mrs. Crane, "but they tried ' to have fun doing something else, and I guess they found fun." "I wonder what they'rt doing?" mused Sally. "Probably just being together is fun," said her mother. "I should have invited them to lunch," said Sally unhappily. "I was so angry,.! didn't think how nice it would be to ha^e them. Now, it's too late to have a picnic lunch." Her mother agreed. "1 could ask them to come over and play for the rest of the afternoon. That would be the next best, wouldn't it?" , Her mother smiled. Tes, it would. And perhaps you could find something in the refrigerator for an afternoon mack." "Oh, may I?" cfied'Sally. As she dug out the peanut butter and strawberry jam, she noticed that though it still rained hard, the day seemed very much brighter. —By Fern Slmms COLUMN Variety Time in CROSSWORD Puzzle Lane: • ACROSS 1 Boy's na'mB 4 Stage play 6 Before 7 Cleopatra's snake 9 Behold! 10 Toward 11 Collection of sayings 13 Born 14 Come in 16 Morning moisiurt DOWN 1 Anger 2 Egyptian sun god 3 Wine cup 4 Kind of be* 5 Fall flower 6 Note in Guide's seal* 8 American writer 12 In addition 13 Not old 15 Total expenses (ab.) . TRDE OR FALSE? Can you decide which of these sentences is true and which false? The Grand Canal Is In Vienna. The North Shore ii in Chicago. Buckingham P a 1 a c • Ii in Paris. Faneuil Hall ii In Philadelphia. WACKV COMPASS sz^/er AT SOUTHS °/L International Sherlocks Foil Bogus Buck Passers {YOU DK/Dft. __ TO FIUO TME p«oveieB7 uj PUZILfr P6TC /i>, HIDDfW^ & SCRAMBLERS Scramble "a city in Oklahoma" for "to eat" and again for a brood of pheasants." Scramble "Paradise" for "a low sand hill" and again for "require." Scramble a poetic word for 'above" and have "fish eggs" and again for "mineral rock." TRIANGLE CARTONS provide a base for Puzzle Pete's word triangle. The second word is "a parent"; third "a golfer's term"; fourth "sand"; fifth "a Spanish boulevard"; and sixth "a young lady." Complete the triangle: C A B T O N CARTONS Mistaken Identity Teacher: Yes, Johnny, what is it? Johnny: I don't want to scare you, but Pop said if I didn't get better grades, somebody is going to get a licking. In Keeping Having redecorated "Ye Olde Gif te S h o p p e," the painter added his own sign: "Wette Painte.-" Puzzle Answers SNOIHVO N3OIVK OOVHd UHO TTfd VW O '310 '301 '.raO fpsan 'strap 'trapa laptn •amp 'pina :sH3aeWVHDS •aq lapuai e Jou laAiouoq B :SSVdWOO iHOVM •(ucnsog) asiEj !(uop siB.j Isrui, !( 3 ;)n«A) 23STV.J ao anni -ncrr) :OHOAVSSOHO IT USED to be possible for a counterfeiter to pull a big coup in bad money and escape to a far corner of the world where he could live in riches without fear of detection. It isn't a good idea Jo try that kind of stunt now, because as soon as today's bogus buck passer puts foot inside his boat or plane, the chances are that information about him and his departure will go out to 48 nations by radio, telephone, teletype or airmail. No matter where he happens to get off, the law will be waiting quietly to receive him. '. This is because of » worldwide network ol anticounter- feitinf sleuths who operate around the clock. It U i little- publicized but highly effective organization called tbe Interpol, the abbreviated name for the International Criminal Police Commission. Through the organization, specialists among the police ol 48 nations can work together in order to bring international counterfeiters to quick grief. They come from the Surete Nationale, Scotland Yard, Rome's Questura, our own Treasury Department, police headquarters of Rangoon, Johannesburg, Sydney, Istanbul, Athens and many others. As a matter of fact, the fight against phony money a to globe-encircling that bankers behind the Iron Curtain offer Interpol cooperation. * • * THIS IS one reason why, in the country of France alone, cases have decreased 40 per cent" since 1948. Through continued alertness, an average of 500 investigations are still successful| ly closed yearly, and at least 10 I "money factories" are run down within that time. The generals in thw world war against fake cash consist of 15 trained police specialists. They are housed in the Ministry of the Interior Building in Paris. Here they have access to the most interesting set of flies Great Pyramid Is a Mystery To Builders Thousands cl years before our cities raised their elegant steel and concrete heads, there was a building in Egypt which surpasses the ingenuity ol today's cleverest builders. That Egyptian structure, of course, is the Great Pyramid. What is so unusual about the Pyramid? If you could examine the casing stones on its north" face—stones that have escaped the wearing away by weather and souvenir hunters — you would discover that these 15- ton blocks had been fitted together with an accuracy of one one-hundredth of an inch. A modern mason pats himself on the back if he achieves the accuracy of one-tenth of an inch between the joints. And he uses not 15-ton blocks, but convenient sizes which can be juggled and maneuvered about. Bow could these huge stones have been so neatly fitted together by a people who- apparently had nothing but crude tools with which to work? Today's builder with a battery of machines and skilled workmen could hardly equal the task. He certainly could not guarantee that the building would keep its internal shaoe after thousands of years. Even stone .will bend in time. Yet the planes and angles of the pyramid's galleries and chambers have scarcely changed through the age:. The pyramid is considered to be one of the most—if not the most— accurate pieces of construction in the world. Long after tweutieth-century buildings have crumbled, the Great "Pyramid will probably remain standing. Guess What Bride: The two things I cook best are meat loaf and peacb cobbler. i Groom: I give up, which one is this? that any sleuth would want to work with. Fourteen file cabinets bulge with records of every known counterfeiting crime that's been committed in the past 29 yean in every member country. There's a folder for each case. The specialty and characteristics of each character involved are carefully included, complete with photographs and fingerprints if they are available. International gangs are also represented in a very special way, with detailed charts that diagram the movement of the money u it traveled between parties. A record of every kind of bogus money in the world can be found here, also. There are more than 800 different specimens, all in all, featuring everything from Pakistan ru- 1.PUNCHASMALLHOLENEAR RIM OF BOTTOM OF A SWLL CAN WITH A SCREW,," ORSNAP-ONCAP. , GIVE MIL i! A SHARP ; BLOW WITH 2PUTTAPEOVER HOLE AND FILL CAN ABOUT HALF FULL OF WATER. 3. FASTEN CAN TOASMALLBOARD WITH RUBBER BANDS. 4.PUTAFEWDROPSOF VINEGAR IN THE CAN. 5.PULLTAPE FROM HOLE AND HOLD YOUR FINGER OVER HOLE. DROP A BICARBONATE OF SODA TABLET IN CAN-SCREW TOP ON... PUT BOAT IN THETUB AND WATCH HER pees, Iraq dinars, Iran rials, t* Mexican pesos, Brazilian cru- zeiros, and Portuguese escudoi. As far as dollars arc concerned, there are 335 varieties —every one non-government. • • • HERE'S HOW "specimens" find their way into this file: When a man is arrested on counterfeiting charges, the information is routinely sent to InterpoL Here a printed folder is immediately made up, containing "life-size" photos of th« "masterpiece," and smaller onet of the artists who were responsible for the design. There are full descriptions, classifications, and a. thorough account of the entire case. All this is sent to national polic* officials and banks all around the world by the fastest meani available. One folder I* retained in tb* Paris office, for ready futuro reference. It i* bound in a book that at the present time ii »» big as Webster'* International Dictionary. A companion volume—almost as large—is its opposite. It holds pictures and descriptions of every kind of "good" money which is put in use today. Perhaps if Interpol activities were more clearly understood by money culprits, there wquld be fewer of them. Paris officials report thai after tracer folders are sent out, the suspect is frequently found to be wanted by severs! other nations. Whenever this is so, he's turned over for trial to th« country, that has the strongest case against him. —By Bes* Rltter Use Art Ability For Novel Buttons Good hobby art for a girl who can draw and us* oil is button- painting. The cheapest button* can be bought. Then they ar* painted in any chosen design- plaids, animals, polka-dots, scenes, flowers — the list a limitless. Oil paints should be used. When the design has dried, • coating of clear shellac must b* applied. Be careful that no paint seep* into the holes ol the buttoo. Excess paint should be removed promptly with a toothpick wrapped in cotton. Colorful burtons are the only ornament a plain dress requires. When a young artist becomes adept at button-painting, she can always sell her hand-painted buttons or give them as gifts. It's not too early to start on Christmas ideas. CALIFORNIA HAS TH£ LARGEST PEER POPULATION IN THE U.S.NWlTVl MORE THAM A MILLION ANIMALS. THE 0AP6 ER 15 VtNOWN THE WORLD OVER AS A Fl GHTEFL, ITNEVEFl SURRENDERS, NO MATTER HOW GREAT THEOPPS...ITCAN HANDLE TWICE IT6 WEIGHT IN WILDCATS, COYOTES OR. DOGS THE WQNTOSAURUS, LONG-EXTINCT PLANT-EA-ntJC PINOSAUR,WASTHE LARGEST ANIMAL -EVEIZ TO WALK THE EARTH,, AN-AVERAGE ANIMAL WEIGHED MORE THAN SO TONS AND F&ET LONG.- JhprfMtNM u wfeh H fa ftrt franibitW ««* if pwmuiod ft Nt A StmM, Jitb-friat**' • IU4.

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