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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA FOLKS Fun of All Kinds Puzzles—Stories— I Things to Do—Pen Pols J —Amazing Ghostly Tricks Are Their Business MAYBE YOU HAVE written to 335 S. High St., in Columbus, Ohio, to ask the Nelson Brothers for help either to play a joke on someone or else to impress someone with your ability to prophesy or do some mind reading. Would you care for a ghost who will appear and disappear in your home like the famous spooks who haunt European castles? Bob Nelson will furnish one with trimmings or just "as is." One of the trimmings may be a penetrating scream from a night table that is guaranteed to awaken the soundest sleeper. Or you may prefer, a whole but the group of ghosts which will omble about the room. Mr. Nelson can summon a skeleton from the family closet no matter where that closet is are made of earthly materials located. He can make ghastly: of the best quality I can obtain. tapping you want. If so. Nelson's Little Joe Spook Spirit will work so well it will amaze dyed-in-the-wool mediums. Maybe you'd like an Egyptian mummy that will do a disappearing act right before your bulging eyes. Or some billiard balls "guaranteed to multiply or your money back." Or perhaps you just yearn for a spirit message. Any of such "trifles" the Nelsons can provide—for a fee. There is this little stumbling block, however. You will have to sign a written promise not to disclose how the "secret haunt" operates. "I've no supernatural powers," Bob insists. "There are many things of a psychic nature which I can not explain, they are not related to gadgets I create and sell. These hob-nailed boots g< down stairs, pause up and at doors, amble about a room all night back and forth under the bed. Perhaps it is just a ghostly Wire recorders, electrical timing devices, ultraviolet light, ghost- glo paints are all 'musts' to me. Without them, my ghosts would never materialize." Want a house or an atHo haunted? There Is an organization In this country that will supply all you need to do this trick. One of the questions most frequently asked Mr. Nelson is, "How do you get your ideas for these tricks?" "That's my secret," he'll reply. "But I will admit this much—I keep a notebook near me even when I go to bed so that I can jot down ideas I work on later. I've found some of the most baffling tricks unravel just as I think I'm going to sleep. If I couldn't write down the pointers quickly— -Christmas Than k-You Letter HAVE YOU WRITTEN your "thank-you" letters to Aunt Ellen for the dress she sent for Christmas? Have you written Uncle Jim in Boston to let him know how much you like the books? It's tune to write a note of thanks to anyone who remembered you at Christmas who lives too far away for you to thank them in person. There are many pretty designs in stationery, and it's really, fun to choose writing paper. Some sheets have red roses in sprays across the top, while others have comic designs intended to add a humorous touch. Or, try to find a sketch which emphasizes your hobby, your pet, or some other special interest as music or art. After you have the stationery and a fountain pen, you may sit at your table wondering what to write. If this happens, then.try the trick of "make- believe." Close your eyes and imagine that Aunt Ellen or Uncle Jim are sitting across the table from you, and that you're talking with them instead of writing. What would you say? If you will write as If you were talking, your letters will be interesting. That's the kind of letter everyone likes to receive. But if you still can't think of what to say, here's a pattern to follow. Be sure to change it to meet your need. "Dear Aunt Ellen: The blue dress you sent is so pretty. I just love it. How did you know that I have a coat almost the same color? They go together so well. Mother let me wear them to church the first Sunday after Christmas. Thank you so very much. Remember to Love, Susan" always name the gift and say something about it, such as how well the color fits in with the rest of your wardrobe. Write your, letters as soon as possible after a gift is received. It lets the giver know that you are a thoughtful boy or girl. It helps you to form the habit of promptness, a valuable trait to have for as long as you live. —By Violet M. Robert* Sports]—Skiing Is Fun-But Ploy It Safe LUCKY IS THE boy or girl! Straighten the body as the leg who has received a pair of skis lor a Christmas gift. With more state parks and city parks open- Ing ski runs, skiing is enjoying a wide popularity. Certainly no sport provides more healthy exercise and fun. Cartoons and jokes to the contrary, skiing can be safe. Any beginner who slips into his first skis feels as if he had acquired a pah" of mile-long feet. The trick is to become accustomed to skis. Learn to walk in them before you do anything else. Use your poles, the thumb goes back. Never lift your skis but keep them flat on the snow in a narrow track. Practice, practice, practice until you get that sliding rhythmic motion and overcome any muscle stiffness. Stopping is called "braking" and a snow plow brake or "stem" can be learned on level ground. Crouch and bring the tips of your skis together in a V while you dig your heels down hard. Watch your knees and see that they aren't knock- on the outside of the strap, the ing together. If you keep your fingers clasping the pole. . The arms should be slightly bent and the hands held fairly -close to the chest. Lower the body forward' as you stride out not but be sure that you are bending at the waist. It is the knee alone that should be bent with your weight on this forward leg. weight evenly divided on both legs, your knees will be in the proper position. Turns should be made slowly in the beginning. Lift the poles, shift your weight to the ski making the turn, slide in that direction, keeping your body forward and avoiding stepping on the backs of your skis. The You must learn to fall as you learn to ski. left leg slides in the same manner until both skis are in a parallel position. A small incline can be mounted by the walking step if the steps are kept short. You can also side-step up an incline, lifting first one ski, then the other so that your snow tracks look like a ladder. Coming down the Incline you might take that first spill. Every skier expects to get his quota of falls and he learns at the outset how to fall. If you feel yourself falling, crouch forward and be sure your squat is forward or your skis are going to slip out from under you. Keep your knees together and never let one knee shoot up and the other one down—that's how sprains and breaks occur. The crouch usually restores your balance. If it shouldn't, it will still make your spill harmless side or back flop. Learn the fine points under a qualified ski instructor if it is at all possible. Only a few safety tips have been touched here. Even a book on sluing, and there are many, cannot tell you all you need to know. Trained instruction, practice and experience are what counts. —By Irma Hegel well, the chances are they might never become anything 'but ideas and unworkable ones at that." 'What was one of your most unusual orders?" 'They're all a bit special," he replied. "But the other day a man on an island in the South Pacific wanted a haunt for a palm tree. He wrote it was needed because the natives were, having wild parties on his beach and he wanted them to stay on their own." 'What did you do?" 'I sent him a ghost that would perch on the . tree and give oft flashes of light. It worked so well he wrote to thank me." "Do many professional mys- tiflers use your products?" "All of them. Sometimes they tell me the stunt they want and leave me to work out the details. More often they order from my catalogue a crystal ball, a haunted table or anything else that will amaze and baffle." —By Eleanor M. Marshall Her Slippers Weren't Glass DID YOU KNOW that Cinderella's slippers were really made of velvet _or soft fur? They weren't glass at all! You see, the story of Cinderella is very, very old. In the days when it was' written, ladies wore slippers of soft fabric, so naturally the author had his heroine, Cinderella, wear slippers of the same sort as other ladies and princesses wen wearing. When the story was trans lated from the French into Eng lish, the person who translate it made a little mistake tha gave us Cinderella's lovely glas slipper. He mistook the French won "vair," meaning fine, soft fur lor the French word "verre, meaning glass. That's how the famous glas slipper came into our lives. I'm rather glad the mistak was made, aren't you? Sure!, anyone might wear a fur or vel, vet slipper, but only a princes could wear a glass slipper. Cin derella without her tiny glas Upper wouldn't be Cinderella Puzzle Answers a aaa 3HVIS SdVDSVD —The Mulberry's Strange Fruit IT WAS ON A FINE DAY in the Imperial Gardens of China nearly five thousand years ago. The Empress Si-li-shi walked among the flowers with her ladies. There were not many days path. "How beautiful!" exclaimed the Empress. "See, the tree is filled with silvery fruits that sway in the breeze—" She paused, her slanting oriental eyes growing round with astonishment. From one of the silvery ovals when the imperial court could go comfortably abroad, for in; tj, a t s j, e had thought were fruits - those days even emperors and , a s hining butterfly had emerged. empresses had only leaves and As shc wa t c hed, another and grasses and the skins of birds to wear as clothing. So the Empress Si-li-shi walked slowly in the warm sun, enjoying the morning and the flowers and birds and insects that made it beautiful. Her glance happened to fall upon a mulberry tree near the Job Seeker Once when Abraham Lincoln was president, a delegation called upon him and asked him to appoint a certain man as commissioner to the Sandwich Islands, They stated his merits and also added that he was in poor health and needed the job in that climate. To this, Lincoln replied: "Gentlemen, I am sorry to say that there are eight other applicants for that job •ud they are your man." all sicker than another butterfly popped out, dried their gleaming wings in the sunshine and then flew away. "I must see this curious thing," said the Empress to her ladies. "Bring me some of the small shining ovals." The ovals were sleek and cool to the touch. Soon the Empress' fingers found a tiny projecting thread. Carefully she began to unwind the shining fibers and found them surprisingly strong. The web became a heap of shining filaments. The Empress wound the threads on the outstretched hands of her ladies until the 4,400 yards of silk that can be secured from the cocoon of a single silk worm filled those hands with beautiful fibers. The Empress stared from the fibers to the leaves and bird skins that were her elothing. "H The Empress thought, "These fruits of the mulberry could be woven into a magnificent coat (or the emperor." these 'fruits' of the mulberry could be woven into cloth—" she said thoughtfully. She and her - ladies experi- m e n t e d. When they were through the threads from the mulberry "fruit" had become a tiny bit of cloth. Other ladies were set to work unwinding more of the "fruits." All the servants were set to work at weaving. Soon there was a length of a beautiful strong cloth that was worthy of clothing the Emperor himself. The first silk had been woven. The Emperor Hwang-tl was impressed by the gift of cloth. It was made into a 'magnificenl coat. Then he issued an imperial edict ordering the people to learn the art of silk spinning and weaving. "Let enough be woven," he ordered, "so the people sbal have such clothing." Grateful to the Empress Si- li-shi who had first noticed the "fruits" of the mulberry, the Chinese named her "the Ancestress of the Thread" and gave her name to one of the stars in the sky. Color Changes Like to sing? Even singing your loudest never made you change color did it? The frog is different that way! He changes color when he sings The green tree frog turns yellow when he sings, the brown peeper turns tan, and the green barking frog changes to brown Aren't you glad you aren't a frog? Imagine singing your favorite tune and finding yourself turning a different color, green for instance! SVd O uea SIOJTSJA jo sjraqumu i(Ba.i in S V *> O 3 M S J- 1 S •9 d •3 •* O •a V i S JH O a H V 3 M 3 Jo 1 O a V IS O 1 a Ja •auio(s !(JIDIUTBJ junoj btBaa: s,3j[fd: 's -uafly COLUMN Let's Go to the Mountains: MOUNTAIN REBUS Puzzla Pete has hidden some mountains in his rebus. You can find them by using th» words and pictures correctly. I.PUNCH A HOLE IN EACH END OFTHEBOTTOMOFA5HOEBOX. THREAD A PIECE L OF YARN \~THROUGHTHEM, \ I/MAKE A FRAME FROM WHITE CARDBOARD TO FIT OVER _ FRONT. - 3.DRAW SHAPE OF BOX IN CENTER OF A LARGE PIECE OF WHITE CARDBOARD... DRAWA BORDER ZIN.OUT FROM THAT AND CUT AWAY REST,.. DRAW 1 INCH FLAPS INSIDE BOX LINES... ' CUT TO CORNERS ~TH£N CUTOUT Here's a dog that's a cool cat when it comes to the piano. Her lame is Dixie Belle and she is an English pointer. She lives in Detroit at the homo of her owner, Herman Park. Mr. Park has aught her to do 30 tricks. Among the most popular is her singing ct at the piano. The accompaniment is only incidental and must be "dog harmony" rather than human. To the people in the udience the music sounds mora like thumping on the keys. After all, the voice is the thing and no one can deny that Dixie Belle has a powerful contralto voice with tremendous range. Some say it is more powerful than contralto. These Readers Want Letters Dear Captain Hal: I am 11 years old and. would ike a pen pal from the west, I am interested in baseball and making model planes and boats. Hichard Koons 481 K. 329 St. Willowick, Ohio * * * Dear Captain Hal: I am 12 years old and would like a pen pal from anywhere in the U.S. My hobbies are bike riding, horseback riding, and baseball. Matthias Schaff Huff, North Dakota * * » Dear Captain Hal: I would like to have a pen pal from any state but Ohio. My hobbies are models, electric trains and baseball. Eric William Hughes 724 Rudolph Ave. Cuyahoga Falls, O. * » • Dear Captain Hal: I would like to have several English speaking pen pals from all over the world. I will be'13 in December. Ronald G. Ozio 1101 Woodlawn Drive Corpus Christi, Texas * * * Dear Captain Hall I would like a pen pal from a foreign country to help me earn a pen pal badge in Girl Scouts. Sharon L. Ribbens 825 Wisconsin Ave. Apt No. 1 Racine, Wis. Age: 10 * * * Dear Captain Hal: I am 10 years old. I like baseball and swimming best. Danny Lambert 2852 McElwain Rd. Akron 12, O. » * # Dear Captain Hal: I am 12 years old. I like to collect dolls and ice skate. Anna Rombold Bo:: 2236 H.D. No. 1 Sharon, Pa. *W . , .JAMES) Need ev&/f!Esi i-t-st? HIDDEN MOUNTAINS A mountain is hidden in each o£ Puzzle's Pete's sentences. Ian you locate their names? We had never teen a rainier dar. Cats kill some small rodents. CROSSWORD As help with Puzzle Pete'i crossword puzzle, Cartoonist Cal has lettered in the name of some mountains: 4.SCORE ALONG BOX LINES, FOLD FLAPS 8ACKANDC1UE FRAME OVER FACE OF BOX. 5. SET BOX ON EDGE OF A DRESSER-CUTOUT A. PICTURE FROM A MAGAZINE' ANDRHSTEON BACK- CUT ourorHSR P/CTURES ... LEA VE TABS AND PASTE /// BOX... HANG BOX ON ,4, THE AMERICAN /MOOSE is THE GWNT AMONG PE£R,,A FULL- GROWN M005E ATTAINS A HEIGHT OF bTOT F£ET AT THE SHOUUTERS/NP WEIGHT OF THE MALE OFTEN EXCEEDS 100O POUNP5.. Rl|?& OF A SHAKE ARE STATIONARY.. BEFORE THE |Q* CENTURA AMERICAN WSON RANGEP K} FMEASTA5 THE CAROLINAS,,, INTHEIK. WESTWARD MIGIWION : THEY POUMDEP OUTTKAILS FOLLOWE P £>Y THE INDIANA ANP LATE I*. SETTLERS-. ROUTES NOW FOU-OWEP 0V MANV HIGHWAYS, How to Play Cowboy Game THIS ROUNDUP doesn't need a big corral or horses. You play it sitting down at a table. You will need a length of stout string about two feet long. This is your lariat. Make a loop in one end of the lariat. This loop should measure about six inches across. Twist the other end of the lariat two or more times around your hand, so you have a good grip on it. Hold the string so the loop lies flat on the table. All the players put their forefingers on the table in the loop. The forefingers are the "dogies." When you say "Roundup," you jerk on the lariat. All the other players try to get the "dogies" away by pulling their fingers away. Each "dogie" caught in the lariat counts five for you. You have three tries. Each of the other players have three tries in turn. The one with'the highest •cort ii the champion cowboy. ACROSS 1 Narrow inlet 4 Mountain 7 Rocky crag 8 Exist 9 Repeat appearances 11 Pestering 17 Possess 18 Beverage 19 Boy's mcknamt 20 Distress signal DOWN 1 Route (ab.) 2 Charged atom 3 Circle part 4 Sailor 5 Mineral rock: 6 Footlike part 10 Endorses 11 Child 12 Female sheep 13 Also 14 Possessive pronoun 15 Recent (comb, form) 16 Aeriform fuel BACKWARD SENTENCE If you have trouble with Puzzle Pete's sentence, try reading it backward: .racy yreve srotislv fo sreb- mun tacrg stcartta slliH kcalB eht fo ctinar? eht nt devrae lairomcM JanoitaN eromhsuK ImioM ehT DIAMOND The CASCADE mountaini provide a center for Puzzl* Pete's word diamond. The second word is "a dance, step"; third "a sticky material"; fifth "a fixed look"; and sixth "» Dutch city." Can-you complete :he diamond from these clues? C A S CASCADE A D E Riven During geography class th» teacher asked, "Willie, can you name tha principal river in Egypt?" "It's the Nile," replied Willie. "That's right. Now can you name some-of its'smaller tributaries?" Willie hesitated and answered with a smile, "The Juveniles." * * * Hoy, There City Slicker (pointing to & haystack): What kind of » house is that? Farmer: That ain't • houst, that's a haystack. C. S.: Say, you can't fool me. Hay doesn't grow in a bunch Ilka that. fejwtf vHiM lii wfofe w to port jmMUttrf txttpl iy ftmlultn at HI A J*rW*, htv-*JflM to WX4.