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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 40

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THE PHAROS-XBDBX'NE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA YOUNG FOLKS $ S * pp^^-*^l Fun of All Kinds PuzzUs— Stories- Things to Do— Pen P< m$ 'tf $ 3 >'*| —He Always Waited to Be Coaxed RONALD WAS a boy who Uked nothing better than to be coaxed. He had to be per- luaded to take part in any undertaking launched by Ms 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 to far as to talk him Into join- big them, Never was he known to participate in anything at the first invitation. Instead, he hung back and argued loud and long 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 way 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 something, 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 a 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 I 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 COLUMN Variety Time in Puzzle Lane; CROSSWORD —Martian Look Marks Football Styles Regardless of its weird look, new football gear provide.! more I lined with foam rubber. Man in iron mask is charged by plasfic- vafety. Armor-Ilk* mask (left) has plastic variation (center) | jawed opponent (right) while iooth-proteoted trio leers. Hobby^Cornerl-Try Pick-cmd-Shovel Fishing ARE rOC 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 that small area the shale has yielded up more than 1,000 different types ol tomll specimens. Among them are the relics of the animal and vegetable life of many hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of years ago. Many of the fossils are now in museums, but there are some to b« had there by ama-; teurs—very fine ones, tool 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 two- dimensional view in which every line is perfect, d.own 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 remains with a/ thin, sharp knife. Paleontologists, the tongue- twisting name for persons who make a study of fossils, say that the "fishing" wf.ters 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 oi 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. —By M. S. Shelton --How Long Since YoiTve 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 like, 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 Story]—No Picnic for Sally on Saturday SALLY JUMPED out of bed happily. Then she stood still. Something 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!" Mrs. Crane stood in the doorway. "It is a shame," she •greed. "I hoped you would have a nice day for your faU picnic." Sally began to cry. She didn't want to, but she just couldn't help it Her mother sat beside her on tht 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 food, no lif« without rain," 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." "You're- Ilk* a> storm cloud yourself this morning, Sally. But now that you've cried some of those clouds of yours away, how about thinking what we could do to make the day 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 Mar/. "H 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. Sally played with her dolls for a, little while, but she soon tired of that. "A whols day rukud," sht 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 boots 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 sht 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, "hut they tried to have fun doing something else, and I guess they found fun." "I wonder what they're 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,. I 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. "I 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. "Yes, It would. And perhaps you could find something In the refrigerator for an afternoon snack." "Oh, may I?" cried 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 SImms ACROSS 1 Boy's name 4 Stage play 6 Before 7 Cleopatra's snake 9 Behold! 10 Toward 11' Collection of sayings 13 Born 14 Come in 16 Morning moisture DOWN 1 Anger 2 Egyptian sun god 3 Wine'cup 4 Kind of bee 5 Fall flower 6 Note in Guide's scale 8 American writer 12 In addition • 13 Not old 15 Total expenses (ab.) TBUE OR FABSE? Can you decide which of these sentences is true and which false? The Grand Canal is in Vienna. The North Short is in Chicago. Buckingham Pal act Is "in Paris. Faneuil Hall is in Philadelphia. LfcTTE-f? (YOU OECiOe TO FlUD THE PROVf KB' PUZZLE: PETC HIPDeiJ 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 R 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 Gifte S h o p p e," the painter added his own sign: "Wette Painte." Puzzle Answers SNOO-aVD irao VK 3 •aio 'aoj 'ISO !p33u 'ausp 'uspg '.spin 'amp 'pfug :sHai3KIVHOS •aq lupuej B jou '.SSVdWOO •(uojsog) asjBjj !(uop faruj, !(a;>praA) HO anai IQHOMSSOHO International Sherlocks Foil Bogus Buck Passers 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 gocid Idea to 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 be happens to get off, the law will be waiting quietly to receive him. This is because of a worldwide network of anticounter- feiting sleuths who operate around the clock. It Is a little- publicized but highly effective organization called the Interpol, the abbreviated name for the International Criminal Police Commission. Through the organization, specialists among the police of 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 is so 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 successfully closed yearly, and at least 10 "money factories" are run down within that time. The generals in this 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 files Great Pyramid Is a Mystery To Builders Thousands of years before our cities raised then- elegant steel and concrete heads, there was a building in Egypt which surpasses the ingenuity of 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 lo-ton blocks, but convenient sizes which can be juggled and maneuvered about. How could these huge stones have been 10 neatly fitted together by » people who apparently bad 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 »nd chambers have scarcely changed through the ages. The pyramid is considered to be one of the most—if not the most— accurate pieces of construction in the world. Long after twentieth-century buildings have crumbled, the Great Pyramid will probably remain standing. Guess What Bride: The two things I cook best are meat loaf and peach cobbler. Groom: I givi up, which one is this? . that any sleuth would want to | pees, work with. Fourteen file cabinets bulge with records of every known counterfeiting crime that's been committed in the past 29 years 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 as 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.PUNCHASMALIHOLENEAR RIM OF BOTTOM OF A SW.L CAN WITH A SCREW ~ OR SNAP-ON CAP. , GIVE MIL K\ A SHARP ~ BLOW WITH HAMMER. 2.PUTTAPEOVER HOLE AND ' FILL CAW ABOUT HALF FULL OF WATER. 3. FASTEN CAM TOASMALLBOARD W/TH RUBBER BANDS. 4PUTAFEWDROPSOF VINEGAR IN THE CAN. 5. PULL TAPE 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 ;, Iraq dinars, Iran rials, to Mexican pesos, Brazilian cru- zeiros, and Portuguese escudos. As far as dollars are 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 tht "masterpiece," and smaller ongi 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 police officials and banks all around the world by the fastest means available. One folder Is retained in th» Paris office, for ready futur* reference. It is bound in a book that at the present time is as big as Webster's 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 ii Interpol activities were mora clearly understood by money culprits, there would be fewer of them. Paris officials report that after tracer folders are sent out, the suspect is frequently found to be wanted by several other nations. Whenever this is so, he's turned over for trial to th« country that has the strongest case against him. —By Bess Rltter Use Art Ability For Novel Buttons Good hobby art for a girl who can draw and us« oil is button- painting. The cheapest buttons can be bought. Then they ar« painted in any chosen design- plaids, animals, polka-dotj, scenes, flowers — the list is limitless. Oil pamls should be used. When the design has dried, > coating of clear shellac must bt applied. Be careful that no paint seeps into the holes of the button. Excess paint should be removed promptly with a toothpick wrapped in cotton. Colorful buttons are the only ornament a plain dress requires. When a young artist becomes adept at button-painting, sht can always sell her hand-painted buttons or give them as gifts. It's not too early to start on Christmas ideas. CALIFORNIA HAS THE LARSEST PEER POPULATION IN-WE U.S.V/ITH MORE THAW A MILLION! ANIMALS. THE 0AP66R ISM MOWN THE WORLD OVER AS A Fl GHTER,,, ITNEVER. SURRENDERS, NO MATTER HOW GREAT THE.OPDS,..ITCAN HANDLE TWICE ne WEIGHT IM WILD CATS T COYOTES OR. v DOGS, , LONG-EXTINCT PLANT-EATING PWOSAUR,WASTHE LARGEST ANIMAL -EVEE TO WALK THE EARTH,.AN AVERAGE ANIMAL W£I6H£P MORE THAN 3O TONS AND MEASURED "JO FEET HtfndutHai in wMt or in fart fnhihiM tics* If ptrmiwoa W HI A Stniu, tn*r-frinM to IUJL

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