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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS. LOGANSPOBT. INDIANA VOUNG FOLKS ||f|tf---The Bow and Arrow Shaped History WHEN KNIGHTHOOD was in flower, archery was as much a necessity as food and drink. In fact, the tales of Robin Hood prove that archery produced most of the meat which made up a large part of the food then in use. In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, English archers proved what frightful damage they could do with "arrow flights that darkened the sky." Perhaps their greatest victory was the one at Crccy in 1346 when about 5,000 archers poured 42,000 shafts a minute Into the French, piercing armor, bringing down horses and riders to be trampled by other horses maddened by their wounds. At Poitiers and Aglncourt, during the Hundred Years' War and the Wars of the Roses, the longbow was the power which made the infantry a force to be reckoned with everywhere. After the invention of guns, archery declined although archers could still get far deadlier results than any achieved by those first weapons which made up in noise what they lacked in accuracy and literally scared enemies into flight. At present, archery is a wholesome sport that helps muscular coordination. The first archery club, the United Bowmen, was organized in Philadelphia in 1828. In 1839, the National Field Archery Association was organized. It grew so rapidly that there was a membership of 4,500 when the first National Field Archery Tournament was held in August, seven years later. When the city of Columbus, Neb., went out in its search for projects that would supply jobs and help In city development, Charles Saunders came up with one of his hobbies, making of archery equipment. It provided a flourishing business for the town. —By E. M. Marshall —Here Are Some New Games BECAUSE PARTY FUN usually depends on the games that are played and the tricks that are introduced by the hostess, it's always a good Idea to have a few new ones up your sleeve when you entertain. The Exasperating Rubber Band ii an excellent icebreaker: Loop a rubber band underneath your thumb and little finger, so that the band itself is stretched in two parallel rows ever the back of your hand. Make sure it is stretched below the large knuckle of the first finger. The problem consists of removing the band without using the other hand, and you may twist your fingers as much as you please. You may even shake your hand as hard as you can. But you must not touch the rubber band with anything except the hand that is already holding it. This sounds easy but just try /t KUSStf? BJMt> CAM GET yotJK f/fffTY OFF TO GOOD it and you'll change your mind because it takes a very nimble set of fingers to accomplish this in less than five minutes at a minimum. Some people never succeed at all. To multiply the fun, have lots of rubber bands so that there's one for each guest. Award a prize to the person who frees his hand first. Another good party game may be set up by stretching two strings across the floor from one end of tha room to the other. They should be approximately a foot or two apart. Divide your players into two teams. Give each one an ordinary hand mirror. After the starting signal has been given, the first two competing players must walk backward, one on each string. They may use their mirrors as their guides. Whenever a player steps oft his string, he is penalized by having to start all over. When he is successful, the next person on his team must follow in his steps. The first team to finish is the one that wins. In "butterfingers" there isn't much, butter, but plenty of fingers: Materials required are a pair of heavy winter gloves for each player and two large ladles' handbags filled with no less than 10 tiny items each, such as buttons, pennies, lafety pins, stamps, keys and screw;. Nothing should have a sharp point, and no object should be more than one inch square, Arrange the players into two teams. They may sit opposite to each other at a long table, or crosslegged on tho floor. Give one handbag to each player- a opposite ends of the opposing sides. All players must wear their gloves. Players who have the handbag«, open them. They remove the contents, one at a time, and pass each one to the player sitting alongside, is completely When the bag empty, it is passed on to the next player also. He has to put each item back in the bag, one at a time, close it and turn it over to the next player. He opens the bag, takes out every item, etc. The point of the game is, of 'course, to see which side is first to get its bag to the end of the line. —In Memory of Two Brave Boys PERHAPS THE ONLY incident of record where a public echool observes memorial services commemorating the hero- Ism and sacrifice of two small boys, is in Omaha, Neb. It is an annual event attended by prominent people, Judges, officers of civic organi- sations and hundreds of friends and students who havo long since graduated from the school. The incident thus honored dates back to a blustery cold morning, at 5 a.m. on Feb. 21, 1928. Young Melvin Robbins, 9, •nd his brother Charles, 11, were awakened by the smell of gmoke. The boys' father, Floral A. Robbins, had left for work more than an hour before for his job as a trolley conductor. Dashing out of bed, the boys found the kitchen in flames Acting automatically to the oft I repeated statement of their father, "Always remember, boys, Mother comes first in everything," they ran through the thick of the long red tongues of flame to reach their invalid mother's bedroom off the kitchen. Their night elothe* were ablaze, yet the youngsteri worked feverishly, ignoring the pain. Quickly, a window was broken and their mother carefully hoisted outside where she was half dragged and half carried to a neighbor's house to safety. The wind had whipped the flames devouring the boys' clothing to a mad inferno. Their mission completed, they both collapsed. Melvin died a few hours later in an Omaha hospital, but Charles, contrary to doctors' Melvin and Charles broke a window, hoisted their mother out and carried her to safety. prediction, recovered to carry on alone. Melvin's funeral had the largest attendance of any funeral in Omaha's history. Hun- A DREAM CAME TRUE for Ann Lane, a 16-year-old farm girl.- From the jeans which she ordinarily wears on her farm home near Delta, Ohio, she was transported, as if by magic, into the midst of a complete new wardrobe of feminine necessities and fancies. It was part of her prize for being picked 1957 Queen of the Furrows for the annual plowing contest, this year held in Peebles, Ohio. Ann won over 1100 contestants. She flew to New York to appear on TV and presided over the week's festivities-.at the contest. But her chief thrill was the UIEASTRINGBETWEEN TWO CHAIRS...(ABOUT 8 FEET ACROSS.) dreds of citizens' hearts had ]e»n touched by the heroism and sacrifice of this 9-year-old. There were memorial lerv- ,ces too at the South Franklin School where the two boys had attended. The school board in an unprecedented action immediately changed the school's name from South Franklin to Robbins School. Sadly, tragedy struck the Robbins again. Charles was killed by an auto while riding in a new coaster wagon. This was just two days before Christmas, less than a year after Melvin had died. Mrs. Robfains lived several years before she died. There is no one left but the father, yet year after year, Robbins School observes memorial services, commemorating the heroism and sacrifices of the two Robbins boys. Z.CHOOSE SIDES WITH I PLAYERS ON EACH SIDE... EACH TEAM HOLDS -Mysteries Offer Good Reading IF TIOU LIKE to tackle a problem and see right and justice triumph, the mystery and adventure stories are for you. Every year these types of books get better. Here are some dandy newcomers you will find on the mystery shelf in your library. "Mystery Walks the Campus" by Annette Turngren is a top notcher you won't be able to put down. A house, its owner, and a girl, all mysterious, contribute to a thrilling story. "Twisted Shadow" by Edith Dorian c o m b i.n e s a forest ranger, a masked prowler and an amiable snake named Junior! Stirred well together, they make a suspenseful book. MYSTERIES Rhoda Brown believes that the book of her friend, killed in Korea, has been plagiarized. In "Remembered Island" by Barbi Arden, she engages in an exciting search to find proof of the theft. "The Plume Hunterj Mystery" by May Nickerson Wallace features the wildlife of the Florida Everglades in 1916. Teen-agers help apprehend a dealer in illicit egret plumes. In "The Hill of the"Hed Fox" by Allan McLean sinister plotters seem to lurk everywhere in the mists and heather of Scotland. Alasdair Cameron is involved in grim adventures almost as good as Robert Louis Stevenson. And who could say more? Smugglers and a cat named Macadam unexpectedly work together to end a feud in "Hidden Lights" by Rene Prud'- hommeaux. Here last action adds up to good entertainment. You won't want to miss "Mystery at the Mountain Face" by C. N. Covan and Emmy West . . . what's inside the old piano?; "The Singing Trees Mystery" by Norvin Pallas . vandalism and a lost Indian treaty; Sword" "The Casket and by Norman Dale . the ancient house and endangered inheritance; "Mystery of the Auction Trunk" by Elizabeth 3.TEAMSTOSSAPIN&PONG BALLBACKANDfORTH ACROSS STRING... U5IN& ONLY THE PAPER TO THROW AND CATCH THE5ALL... THE BALL 'MUSTNQTTOUCHTHEflOOR. FIRST TEAM TO MISS THE CATCHY OR THROW'LOOSES Honness . where are the lost paintings?; and "The Uranium Mystery" by Mary Adrian . . . a motel, a mortage, and a rascal. I knew it was the butler from the first— : l||||Pflili]---These Boys and Girls Want Letters Dear Captain Hal: I am almost 14 years old and would like some pen pals from the United States. My hobbies are collecting stamps and foreign coins. Sylvia Bradley 26 S. Division St. St. Johnsville, N. Y. * * * Dear Captain Hal: I am an 11 year old and would like a pen pal from England. My favorite sports are baseball, football, basketball, and competitive swimming. Bob Foster 321 Crestwood Ave, Wadsworth, 6). Dear Captain Hal: I would like pen pals from all over the United States. My hobbies are ballet and American Indians. I also, like to write stories and study French. Patricia Hood 56 Central St. Athol, Mass. Age: 18 * » * Dear Captain Hal: My hobbies are ceramics, swimming, skating, and baseball. I am 12 years old and going into the sixth grade. Maureen Christine McMullen 53 Gardner St. Vallejo, Calif. Dear Captain Hal: I am in the sixth grade at school. I would like to have pen pals from Wyoming and California. Marilyn Sue Pennell 196 Anthony Wayne Terrace Baden, Pa. Age: 11 • * * Dear Captain Hal: I am nearly ten years old. My hobbies are collecting pins, banners, stamps, and match- covers. My favorite sports art football and baseball. Bill Colo 486 Chestnut Hill Ave. Athol, Man. Dear Captain Hal: I am 11 years old and live in Alabama. I would like some pen pals from the United States. I have a pet bird named Twee tie. Sandra LeCroy Rt. 5, Box 465 Anniston, Ala. * • * Dear Captain Hals I would like to hear from girls all over the world. I like to play tennis and collect records. Jane Barlow 739 Oakwood Ave. Vallejo, Calif. Age: 14 5 ROUNDS WINS A GAMS... Puzzle Answers S1VHOH TVHOD VHON HON. oo :S<XHOAV •3ou, 'asnou. 'cuou. 'Sou. ' 'pear. 'Moueq 'spun 'SdHOM i<H» deo 'SOB :3iaravaos OMV aav atch Wits With Puzzle Pete: CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Low fellow 4 Native of Rome 6 Feline animal 7 Encountered 9 Boy's nickname 10 Us 11 Writing tool 13 Body of water 14 Flower part 16 Baseball stick DOWN 1 Folding bed 2 Morning (ab.) 3 River barrier 4 Chest rattles 5 Stair .post 6 Head covering 8 Beverage 12 Pen point 13 Perched 15 Father ADD AND SCRAMBLE To "a high card" add a letter and have "a step." Add another ettcr and scramble for "an an- .ic"; and once again for floor covering." "H" WORDS Cartoonist Cal has hidden some things whose name's begin with "H" in his drawing. How many can you find? Puzzle Pete says he can find 12. armsful of clothes. For some that she picked see the photo* above. At the left is a dressy outfit with the new "French look." The box jacket has a knitted shawl collar and cuffs. The pencil-slim skirt is flared at the bottom with kick pleati. In the center picture she wears a plaid outfit and holds coats, dresses and purses. At right, she has donned sleek charcoal gray tapered slacks and a charcoal and white striped pullover jersey. A college-style blazer completes thii leisure-time outfit. uood Things To Remember YOU CAN carry a vacuum bottle in your jacket pocket, even if the former is much too .all for the latter, if you tew a loop of elastic above .the pocket. It should be just high enough and just tight enough'to encase the bottle near the top, and thui keep it from falling over the side whils you are walking. * * * TWO PARTS oil of spearmint mixed with one part oil of pennyroyal makes just about the jnost successful chigger repellent possible. Apply to your trouser legs and footwear every few hours when hiking through the woods. It is far less expensive than most commercial mixtures. It will be excellent for mosquitoes, as well, if one part glycerine is added. Rub it on talion. He too can copy the| a u exposed areas of the skin, songs and calls of many birds, j EUC h as f ac e, arms, neck. Anand goes the mockingbird one other advantage: The odor i« TRIANGLE MORALE provides a base for the word triangle this time. The second word is an abbreviation for "company"; third Is "neither"; fourth "a girl's "a sea skele- finish the trl- Bird Mimics Mimici Everyone has heard how the mockingbird can mimic calls of other birds, but the did you know there is a bird that imitates the mockingbird? The starling is the one that mimics the mimic! The common starling doesn't stop with one imi- better. He even imitates a dog's barkl * *. * Helpful Customer: I'd like to buy some pillow cases. Clerk: What size, sir? Customer: Well, I wear a size seven hat. * # * This Is Why Question: Why do they dress baby girls in pink and boys in blue? Answer: Because they can't dress themselves. Each week Pen Pal letters are carried on this page. Young readers are invited to write Captain Hal, care of this paper, if they'd like to have some friends in other parts of the country. pleasant. To rid your tent or log cabin of any sort of small insect, such as spiders, ants or flies, use thii :ecipe: 30 drops oil of cedar, :hree tablespoonfuls m e t h 01 crystals and a half pint ot water. Make the living quarter! as air-tight as possible by seal- ng all tent openings, closing doors and windows. Then cook the mixture on the stove for a quarter of an hour. * * * AN OLD glasses case can also be used to protect your baited hook when you're fishing from the shore. Just place it very carefully inside the case before getting up to change your fishing spot. Now it won't become snarled and tangled in the overhanging bushes, as it might otherwise while you're walking along. {•If 1C 'OHOAiSSOHO AtjwhMifM In whob Of h taH inhlbHti aneK to Mmhiiaa tl NIA IvW*e. to&—frtaM le UljL DE-TAILED WORDS De-tail "a writer's mark" and have "solicitude"; de-tail this and have "a vehicle"; again and have an abbreviation for "Central America," L ARGEST LIVING 6TAB FISH 16 THE SUN FLOWED STARFISH OF THE NOfcTH PACIFIC COST,WHICH REACHES A PIAMETEFl OF2FEETpflMOBE.' TROUT HAVE BEEN CAUGHT OM WORMS, FLIE &.,SALMON £GGS, SP1NNINGTACKLE AMP ASSORTED ARTIFICIAL UUPi£5«. WHEN READY FCWTHEPIVE AFTER A LUCKLESS PISH,THE KINGFISHER. HALF CLOSES HIS WINGS AND SHOOTS POWMWARD IMTO THE WATER. "LIK6 A BLUE METEOR..A VERITABLE LIVING

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