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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 12

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, November 17, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Party Idea —Games Make Thanksgiving Fun THE FARMER and the'Tur- key is an oldie that pops up 'at many Thanksgiving parties as a brand new game. The farmer 1« blindfolded and handed a cardboard axe. Another player is chosen as the turkey. The turkey waves his arms and says: "This turkey flies, this turkey sleeps. "What is this turkey doing now?" The bindfolded farmer is allowed three misses. II he fails to guess in three attempts _what the turkey is doing, he is "out" and another turkey and farmer are selected. If the farmer guesses correctly he runs in pursuit of the turkey, still blindfolded, and •wields his axe. The turkey may hop, run, •kip, dance or jump, in addition to flying and sleeping with his head under his arm. * * * THIS GAME requires only paper bags and crayons but it is lots of fun. Give each player a paper bag large enough to go over "His head. Fotf-Mving the leader's directions the artists draw with crayon .a left eye, a right eye, nose, left ear, mouth, left eyebrow, rosy cheeks, and right eyebrow. • When each artist takes off his mask, he has a self-portrait— and what a portrait. You might give a little prize to the one that is the funniest. * * * DIVIDE the group into part- six-inch string. Place a bowl of gelatin dessert or ice cream before each, person. ners. Each pair of partners sits At a signal, everyone starts with a small table between | to eat. Each person must eat them. ' | only the food in his own dish Give each pair two spoons I and must not lift his dish from which are tied together with a the table. The pair that finishes eating first wins the game. * * * FOR A GOOD centerpiece lor your party, make this Thanksgiving Tree. Cut a sturdy branch from a tree or bush in your yard. You can paint the branches a pretty color and make it very attractive. Place the branch in a flower pot filled with dirt. Cover the pot with gold or 'silver paper, or paint it. Buy an assortment of small gifts to suit the occasion from the five and' ten and tie to branches with gay colored ribbons. This tree also makes a happy surprise for a shut-in. After the party, tie on some little books, games, and get-well cards and so on. Or if you' don't know a shut- in, you can keep the centerpiece and use it again to celebrate a special occasion., —Papa Seahorse Hatches Eggs DOWN IN the very bottom of my tank of 'tropical fish is a two-inch-long leopard catfish, with slightly bugged eyes and a mustache. I call him my janitor because he stays down there and picks up the uneaten food that the other fish drop. His running mate is a pinkish-white, blind, cave fish, whose ancestors were trapped In certain caves in Mexico for generations. They learned to survive in total darkness and gradually lost their sight. His "sixth sense" keeps him from bumping into obstacles, and he finds food on the bottom of the tank along with his mustachioed friend. Another extraordinary fish, both in looks and behavior, is the seahorse. The male has a pouch somewhat similar to a kangaroo's. Into it the female drops from 200 to.600 eggs. Father Seahorse carries these eggs around with him for about Papa Seahorse pops (left), hatching about 200 babies. Right: one of the newborn visits a twin brother on a stalk of coral. 45 days. Finally one baby about the size of a comma is born, then all the hundreds of eggs hatch into little sea "colts." They are transparent at first and do not acquire coloring until much later. Some fishermen trawling the coast of South Africa one day in 1938 were startled to find a strange-looking monster in their net. It was light. blue- green in color, about five feet long, weighing 127 pounds. It had a large head and strangely shaped fins and tails. Scientists definitely found it to be a coelacanth, *. fish thought to have been extinct for 75 million years. The lungfish of South America, Africa and Australia it another survival of pre-historic times. These f fish have lungs, breathe air, make a cry like a cat, and are considered sort of a "missing link" between sea animals and land animals. ' An unusual fellow is a fish called anableps. He lives in tropical America and has bifocal lenses built right into his eyes. His food consists of insects that float on top of the water, as well as those that fall into the water. In order not to miss a meal he often lies on the surface of the pond with one half of bis" eyes in the air, the other half under the water. For this "four-eyed" fish can see in air and water at the same time. —Radar Brakes May Help Drivers DID YOU know that the automobile has already killed more Americans than all the wars fought by the United States added together? Yet by the end of this century, the number of automobiles on American roads will have doubled, according to conservative estimates. The annual slaughter of human beings from auto accidents will undoubtedly increase with the number of cars on the roads. •Safety officials are trying to prevent this. Millions of young people are being taught to drive properly in school, tests are being given for driving abilities end for psychological fitness, newspapers and billboards are constantly hammering home safety lessons. No matter how safety-conscious we make the mass of American drivers, the accident slaughter will not be greatly reduced—for one big: reason. Human weaknesses — poor eyesight.imuscular reaction time limits, and' inability of reflexes to match car speeds— are built into the human 'body and can't be taken out. Therefore, Improved safety in driving must come from the car, as well as the driver of the year 2000. Since human reflexes are already too slow for today's car speeds, the car of .the future may have automatic brakes ^ <->^\Y^ ' \V BY 7HB e/JO OF- THE- CEUTUKY THEKE WLL SE- MAfJY C4KG M US. which apply themselves in time of crisis. Radar is the only scientific apparatus which could enable a car's safety to be completely independent of its driver. Radar beams could bounce off cars coming too close for mutual safety and automatically activate brakes to stop both cars hi time. Radar brakes will have far- reaching control possibilities. Can't you just see a 10-mile line of "Sunday-trip" cars suddenly come to 'a sharp stop? The reason? One of the leading drivers was too tender-hearted to run over a dead skunk lying in the road! •—By Manuel Almada —Boys and Girls Write Captain Hal Dear Captain Hal, My hobbies are manicuring and drawing pin-ups. I would like a pen pal from Arizona. I am 12. Barbara Giborreh 2524 N. Taneher Road Racine, Wisconsin * * * Dear Captain Hal, I will be 13 the 22nd of De- cember. I would like a pen pal about my age anywhere in the world. My hobbies are riding my bicycle, playing any kind of sports, and drawing. Sue Carter 1406 14th St. Phenix City, Ala. * + * Dear Captain Hal, I am almost 14. My hobbies are badminton, writing letters, dancing and. collecting movie star pictures. Jeannie Merritt P.O. Box 251 Alelanto, Calif. * * + Dear Captain' Hal,' I am a girl 13 years, of age who has written to you before. I enjoy writing so much that I would like more pen-pals. I would like to hear from boys and girls from Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, North "and South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Rhode Island and Florida. I like to collect shells and stamps and I read a lot. Christine Mozola . 19464 Westmoreland Detroit 19, Michigan BookWorld-'Expiore' Is Book Week Theme IT'S A marvelous world we live in and one lifetime is too short to know its beauties and amazements. But if you read books about nature you can use the eyes of others to see more than you could otherwise. Tl?is year, inspired by the International Geophysical Year, the theme of National Children's Book Week is "Explore yfiih Books." First on a list of nature books Is Autumn Across America by Edwin Way Teale. This fascinating record of a journey through a season is full . of answers to a nature lover's •"Why?" If you haven't already read Mr. Teale's North With the Spring, check it out, too. How can we wait for the other two "season" books this writer promises? The Earth We Live On by Ruth Moore isn't such easy reading, but who wants everything soft? To learn about "radioactive dating" of the rocks alone is worth the effort. Other books about the earth's crust are The Story of Caves by Dorothy Sterling . . . "the best cave to visit is the one nearest home"; Among the Rocks by Terry Shannon ... if you are a beginning rock collector; and The Story of Rocks by Dorothy Shuttlusworth ... if you want to become a "rock hound." Wonderful World of the Sea by James Fisher takes you under the surface. It includes information on modern exploration. Do you know How to Make a Miniature Zoo? If not, Vinson Brown's book will tell you. Donald Peattie's Rainbow Book of Nature is a fine introduction to plant and animal life. Birds are a rewarding study. Books you will like are Spinning Wings by Lucy Gallup (all THANKSGIVING STORY- A Pretty Poor Trade for the Farm . JIMMY AND SUE finished their breakfast and went outside to look around again. The place didn't look one bit better this morning than it had yesterday when they moved in. In front there was only one small square of unpaved ground, about six by eight feet. A weak-looking palm tree, stood in the middle of it and the rest was bare dirt. The back yard was about 25 by'30 feet and the only pretty things In it were two big geranium plants. The rest was a mean of tin cans, old bottles and weeds. A pretty poor trade for their beautiful farm. They sat down on the bottom step of the' rickety flight that led to their flat and they both sighed deeply. "I thought Mother said it would be fun to liva in San ' Francisco!" Sue exclaimed. Jimmy sighed again. "It sure doesn't look like it—no room to play and a mess like this! The people 'who used to live here must have been pretty sloppy." "Isn't it awful? And even this isn't all ours,—we have to share it with the people, in the upstairs flat.-1 hope they haven't got any kids. I'd hate to have to play with anyone that would put lip with'a mess like this," Sue said. "Yep," Jimmy agreed. "Boy, I sure hope Daddy gets better fast so be can run the farm again and Mama won't have to work. There's no use even trying to be happy here. I feel like just crawling in bed with Dad I and staying: there till we go back home." Sue nodded solemnly. The aquarium and the zoo and Golden Gate Park — all those places Mother and Daddy had talked about when they told them they'd have to come here for six months or maybe a year —when could^ they ever go to see them? Mother was working all day and Daddy in bed; most of'the time, and she and Jimmy were too young .to go places alone, in a big city they didn't know! -She felt like crying, only she knew Jimmy didn't like it when she cried. 1.CUT THE TOP OFF A PUMPKIN ABOUT 10 OR II IN-ACROSS. 2. SCOOP OUT THEIN5IDES. JUST THEN she heard footsteps on the! stairs. She looked up to see a boy and girl coming down.. They both said, "Hi!" "Hi!" Jimmy and Sue said, but not very, enthusiastically. "We're Bob and Jean Stuart," the girl said. "We moved into the upper fiat just a few days before you came." She pointed to the back yard. "Isn't this wonderful?" she asked, "to have all this room to play?" Jimmy and Sue looked at her to see if she was joking, but apparently she really meant it. "We've got a whole month before school starts," Bob said. "If the four of us-work real hard we can get this allx:leaned up and maybe build a fort or a clubhouse, or something. "We've been living in a three-room apartment," he exclaimed, "and we didn't have 4.FILL THE PUMPKIN WITH FRUIT AND NUTS AND SET IT ON-THE LEAVES. * 5.'GOU6E A HOLE IN TOP OF 3.FIND ABOUT 1Z LARGE MAPLE LEAVES. ARRANG-Z THEM MA CIRCLED CEHTER. OF THE TABLE, IF YOU CANT FIND LEAVES, CUT THEM FROM BROWN , POSTER./ PAPER. AROUND TO MOLD A CANDLE.) SETC/WOLE5 {.AMONG-' ^ FRUITMD ms. Red Squirrel Has Keen Smell WE ARE ALL familiar with the pretty little red squirrel who frisks about our yards and parks, but not all of us have odd reports about scientists and lay about a family of terns) and Dipper of Copper Creek by John and Jean George (all about the odd antics of that odd bird, the water ouzel). Are you bugs about bugs? AH About Moths and Butterflies by Eobert S. Lemmon can start' you on a personal study of the beautiful "winged flowers." Other interesting bug books are Crickets by Olive L. Earle (ever think about keeping a cricket for a pet?) and Hummer and Buzi by Louise and Norman Harris which compares » hummingbird and a bumble bee. One of the first men to study insects scientifically was the Frenchman, Jean Henri Fabre. If you want to be really amazed, ask the librarian for his Life of the Spider or Life of the Fly. The world will look different to you ever after ... —By Lee Priestley heard the him from people. ' For example, did you know that the red squirrel is fond of mushrooms and knows how to tell "the nonpoisonous kinds* from the poisonous? Or that the red squirrel has learned to know at least one of the blue jay's danger calls? When blue jays hear the sound of a gun they sound a note of alarm for other blue jays. And when the red squirrel hears this he immediately runs for cover, too. And did you know that the red squirrel does not have pouches in his cheeks like chip- munks do, though he can fill his mouth very full of grain if he wishes to store it? Also that the red squirrel has such a strong sense of smell that he can smell the quality of the nut through the shell? He can smell whether the nut is rancid or not before he stores it and therefore keeps only those nuts pf top quality.' Did you ever try to crack a butternut? Its shell is alike all around with no guiding seam like the English walnut has to show you the way to get the kernel out whole. But the red squirrel knows exactly where to gnaw to extract the 'broadside of the kernel. Watch the red squirrel closely next time he frisks your way. He's chuck full of fascinating oddities. VONGEST ViNOWN -FLIGHT OF A HOMING PIGEON WAS FROM ARRAS, FRANCE,TO CHIWA,A DISTANCE OF7;2OO MILES... THERE ARE NO BIRD5IM CALIFORNIA'S THE LI'FE SPAN f?£!7 W00PS.....THE TREES SECRETE OF THE SPARROW POISONOUS SUBSTANCES WHICH ARE PEAPLYTO THE INSECTS UPON WHICH T«HE BKPS NORMALLY \MOULDFEECU toproffuetfoii in wfob or in put proiibitW mttft if ptnniuwi of N5A J*r»ice, i**.-trirt»t in 1/J.A 15 USUALLY ABOUT FOUR The rest was a tans of tin cans, old bottle* and weeds. any place to play but the park. How about you guys?" A three-room apartment! It seemed a little selfish to tell them about their lovely seven- room farmhouse and their horse and dogs. So Jimmy and Sue just said, "Oh, we came from a farm." ' . Bob said, "Oh? That'd be fun for a summer or something but I'll be,t you were glad to get to move to the city! "It's swell, all of us being new in the neighborhood at once. We can have loads of fun together. Our folks let us go every place alone — the beach and zoo and stuff. Do you think your folks will let you go with Jimmy thought maybe they would. "I guess if we're ever going to get this cleaned up, we'd better start," he said. "I'll get some boxes out ot th« garage to put tht junk in." Sue nid, "And, Jean, !«»'• plant a whole row of gtnniurm along the fence. W* can break pieces off these big plants." • "That would help a lot," Jean agreed. "We can even get som« seeds of plants that grow well in fall and winter. Isn't it «x- citing?" Sue closed her eyes and pictured to herself what a different place this would be for th« next people who moved in. Sh« glanced at Jimmy and it wa» easy to tell that he, too, had changed his mind about wanting to spend the next six months in bed. It yon played the right things, this wu plenty of room to »l»y in! —By Helen Seymour Presidential Visit: ARTHUR REBUS Ppzzle Pete has hidden four facts pertaining to President Arthur in this rebus. Can you find them by using the words and pictures? ARTHUR CROSSWORD . To dress up Puzzle Pete's crossword puzzle, Cartoonist Cal has placed it on a silhouette Hate: of President Arthur: ACROSS 1 Our hero's middle Dam* 5 Tardy 6 Tidy 9 Concludes DOWN 1 Solitary . 2 Musical note 3 Near 4 Birds' homes 7 Half an em in printing 8 Paid notice in a newspaper SCRAMBLED SENTENCE Poor Puzzle Pete! He had trouble with his sentence about Arthur and needs your help to be straightened out: Chester once Pownall, studied York. Alan taught Vermont, law President Arthur at also New school and in ARTHUR DIAMOND Arthur's mother was MALVINA Ston« Arthur, which gives Puzzle Pete a canter for his word diamond. The second word is "a blemish"; third "m skirmish"; fifth "checks, as for horses"; and sixth "else (Scottish)." Can you complete th» diamond from th«st clues? M A L MALVINA I N A ARTHUR MTX-UPS By rearranging the letters la these strange lines, you'll find 'the number of Arthur's offspring"; something about hir* in respect to the president before him; and his burial locality: HEN LIT DR CHEER CUR GILDED SEE FACED RAIN BABY LIE DUN Point of View Small boy, scowling over report card, said to his dad: "Well. naturally I seem stupid^ to my teacher. She's a college grad- Ground Pint Truck Driver: "Looka her*, gal, this coffee tastes like mud." Diner Waitress: "Well, it was ground this morning." Puzzle Answers papaaoans :sdfl-XIW HTlHiHV' V SN3 SNJ3H VNLVTVW aaisw HVW W MBI. patpn;s osn» pan 'neaMOd }e poops :mu.}JV UBIV ra^s CECTHHVHDS JCTHOAISSOHO anniav "IV 'juapiswa aoi/i :snHSH HfLHiHY

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