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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 34

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, January 26, 1958
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT. INDIANA YOUNG FOLKS f Fun of All Kinds \ Puzzles-—Stories— J, * Things to Do—Pen Pol».j $r —Color This for a Pretty Picture fl/KPLE: YELLOW COLORS It Happened|-The World's First Newspopei IMAGINE, IF YOU CAN, your local newspaper editor arriving »t his office In a Roman chariot, drawn by two flery Iteeds. His attire consists of a loose, knee -length garment, iied with a cord at the waist. His helmet and hii shoes are winged in the manner of the ancient Romans. Thi* is probably th« picture the world's first newspaper publisher presented, a« he made his way to work each day. This first known newspaper •ditor was "on the side of the law," »i they say in TV and movie westerns—very definitely on the side of the law, « a matter of fact. I may as, well let you in on the secret right now. This man was Julius Gaius Caesar, the ancient Roman statesman and general who became so powerful .in Rome ' and wielded so much influence he eventually came to rule. Dishonest practices in domestic and provincial government came to an end under Caesar's rule. 'He used the power he had won to good advantage, and made many Important reforms. He improved the calendar and cleared up confusion that existed for hundreds ol years in computing tlm«. He established a plan to reorganize city government in Italy. He replaced dishonest governors with honest ones. He kept up the distribution of grain, but only to those who were in need. Somewhere along: the way, he conceived the idea of publishing a news bulletin. Among other Items hl»" bulletins contained birth and tax notices, as well aa election news. Just as today, the people of Caesar's tinie were all eager to "break into print." Finally, the news bulletins wert ID flooded with personal items, Caesar had to think of a way ol limiting these without hurting anyone's leelin-gs. He adopted a rule of printing personal items of only the larger families. This served to increase the population of the country, since everyone was so eager to get into the news, they started having larger families to accomplish this end. Caesar was » title which came from a family name. When Octavlan, Caesar's nephew, came to rule he adopted the name, and added Augustus to it. He also adopted Julius Caesar's policies and carried on his reforms. —By Dorothy 8. Romn«7 —How Phantom Saved the Queen IF YOU EVER HAPPENED to visit the British Museum you might bt surprised to see a large moth in a case. You would be surprised because it appears to be rather an ordinary moth. You would understand why it was so honored, however, when you learned that it was credited •with saving the lif« of Queen Victoria. Tht amazing incident took place many years ago when the Queen was on board a train bound lor the English country- lide. Mr. Grimes, tht engineer, frowned heavily as he watched th« thick fog closing in. "Ol all nights when wt had to get a 'pea-«ouper,' this would b* th« ont, of course," ht re- marked to Mapes, his fireman. "Well, I reckon the queen has seen many a British fog before and will see many another," answered the fireman easily. Grimes said nothing mort. He put all of his energy into straining to see the track ahead. Suddenly he gave a horrified gasp and brought the train to a screeching halt. "What is it?" cried Mapes. "Someone flagged the train. He was wearing a black cloak. I saw him very plainly." "I don't ise anyone," laid Mapes, peering into the dark- nesi. "Maybe someone was playing a joke on us." "A fine time for a Joke," rs- plied Grimes bitterly.- "What with Her Majesty aboard." Ht walked down tht track looking to right and left. Just as he was about to turn back he shouted, "Look ahead! The bridge is out!" Sure enough, lesi than 200 yards ahead was a rain-swollen river with a gap whert the bridge should have been. When they had returned to London again Grimes happened to see a huge moth at the base ol the headlight. A sudden thought struck him, He pasted the moth carefully to the glass and turned on the light. Once again he could see the phantom flagman, except that the once waving arms wert now still. When the queen was told ol the strange event she was deeply Impressed, "That was no accident," she said lervently. "That waa God's will." —By Mabel Banner —Tell Pen Friends About Your School Dear Captain Hal: I am 14 yean old and would like a pen pal. My hobbies are collecting movit star matures and drawing. Carolyn Youker R.D. No. 1, Fairneld Ed. Llttlt Falls, N. Y. * # * Dear Captain Hal: I would lik* some pen pals. My hobbiei are riding and collecting things. I like to sing, dance, »wim and skate. Cheryl Eggleston 831 E. Huston Barberton, Ohio * * * Dear Captain Hal: I am IS years old. My fav- eritt sports is baseball. I would likt * ptn pal from any state. Carol Cariseau 62 Westmore Ave. Biddleford, Maint * * * Dtar Captain Hal: I would like to have pen pals from all over the U.S. My hob- biei are horseback riding, dancing, and swimming. Donna Sterna Huff N. Dakota Age: 11 Dear Captain Hal: I would like a pen pal who lives on a larm with horses. I am 14 years old. Doris Cargle Bog Coppott Key Key West, Fla., No. 16 * • * Dear Captain Hal: I am 11 years old. My hobbies are sewing and skating. I am a Girl Scout. Claudia Fuchi 230 Adams Avt. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Age: 11 * * • Dear Captain Hal: • I am 12 years old and In the seventh grade. My favorite sports art swimming, tennis, and horseback riding. Susan Coylt Route 1 Garland, Texas * * * •Dear Captain Hal: i My hobbies are swimming and reading, I play the piano! and would likt a pen 'pal out; west. Mary Ann Walker R.D.. No. 1, Box 309 Mogadort, Ohio Dear Captain Hal: I am 11% years old. My hobbies are music and sports. I would like a pen pal my own age. Judith SSoule 16 Overlook Rd. Marblehead, Mass. # * * Dear Captain Hal: My hobbies are playing Badminton and collecting movie stars pictures. Becky Marcovechio 75 North Fifth 'St. Rittman, Ohio Age: 11 # * it Dear Captain Hal: I am nine. My hobbies are riding and fishing. I would like a pen pal in Ohio. Jerilyn Tonyo 415S S. Hanetown Rd. Barberton, Ohio # * * Dear Captain Hal: I am 12 years old. I like dancing, horseback riding, and ice skating. I would likt a ptn pal from anywhere. Patsy McVay Box 240, Rt. No. 1 Butte, Mon. Dear Captain Hal: I am 11 yean old, and in the sixth grade. My hobbies are swimming and bikt riding. I would like pen pals from any state but Ohio. Judy Kelper 625 Clark St. Willard, Ohio * * * Dear Captain Hal: I am 12 yean old. I would like a pen pal. My hobbies are singing, dancing, and reading books. Patricia Domico 311 Filbert St. Curwensville, Pa. # * * Dear Captain Hal: I havt a penny collection and a salt and pepper collection. I like dancing and swimming. Charlene Kunas 3576 Hawthorne Drlyt West Pichfleld, Ohio • * * Each week Fen Pal lettcri are 'carried on this page. Youni readers art invited to writ* Captain Hal, care of thii paper, 11 they'd like to havt some friends In other • part* of tht country. Scientistsj—Have You Heard of'Zip' Fuels? IVENYOUR ORBAT-SRAND' DAD WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE fUEtSTHATWE STILL USETOMAK6MOSTOPOUR BUT. DO VOU KNOW ABOUT • THE NEW SUPER-FUELS? FUEL POWER IS MEASURED IN B.T.ui PER FOUND. HVDROSEN- CARBOW CO/MPOUMDS (PETROLEUM FUEIS) AVERAGE 18,000 B.T.U«. A HVOR06EN- BORON COMPOUND (BORANE) DELIVERS UP TO A WHOPPINS • 30,000 B.T.U.i PER POUND.' BORON COMES FROM .FAMLIAR OLD BORA*. CUR MOJAVE DESERT HAS LOADS'OF IT. *0-MlllETEAMS US6D10HAUI ITOUTOFDEATH VAUEV. »BRITISH THERMAL, UMIT5 ' ' ' MORE B.T.U.! (HEAT) MEANS MORE POWER AND SPEED -FROM BORON FUELS. BOKANE VO.OOO BT.U BIS. NEW PlANfS WILL' SUPPLY AND NEW PLANES . WILL USE BORON FUELS.' HEStS HOW NEW FUELS WILL BE USED AT FIRST... MILI1AKV PLANE CRUISK WirH ORDINARY, j FUEL.. D.VJSER, BOKANE WILL BE FED IN... Sf>£fD /S DOUBLED.' Short Story How Snowmen Shoveled the Walk WHEN JACK OPENED his eyes that Monday morning, he KJvEW. He just knew without even looking out his window that it had snowed during the night. • " There was a brightness in his room that came right through th« blind. Only a' thick, white carpet of snow could make the morning light THAT bright! That is, unless he had overslept' For a moment his eyes grew wider. II he was late getting dressed" lor school,, b« wouldn't have time to make a snowman while the new snow was all Soft and fluffy. Jack knew it took a CERTAIN kind of mow for good snowmen. RE LEAPED out of bed and ran into the bathroom to wash his face and hands and brush his teeth. His father was just coming out into th« hall. "Where's the fire, Jack?" his father teased. "I have to hurry. . . . Been waiting ALL these months to make a snowman . . ." Jack answered, filling the basin "You won't have time to do BOTH," his father said, looking at his watch. "Both?" Jack asked, puzzled. "Both WHAT?" "Snowmen and ihoveling," answered his father. "I've been waiting, too," he went on.- "I've been waiting eight years for a son big enough to shovel my paths for me. And I guess this year i* it!" A big grin spread over his face and he went downstairs to breakfast. Jack stopped . his washing. H« stood stock still with the ill Wherever the blf inowball traveled, It left a clear pith. washcloth in midair and looked right at himself in the mirror. He was eight years old. And a boy who was eight years old was big enough to shovel. "Oh boy . . : oh boy ... oh boy . . ." he sighed. Growing up had a lot of disadvantages. There was work to be done now instead of play. He ate his cereal silently. He was thinking. "Feeling all right, Jack?" asked his mother. "Yeah . . . sure, I guess so," he answered. "He's laving up strength for the shovel," said, his father.with a wink. "This winter will be easy on me. It's wonderful to have a big,, solid son. ..." JACK PUT ON his heavy clothing . and boots and went outside. It was a beautiful sunny morning. The snow lay in great whita drifts all over the lawn, the paths, th« driveway. Jack took the shovel and began to push lightly at the snow. How he wished he could toss the thing away and spend the time rolling the snow into big, sticky balls and piling them one upon the other. He sighed. It was no use. He had to do his work before he could play. Ha couldn't refuse his father. And he was big enough. Just then he noticed that the pile of snow ha had pushed was still formed into a ball. It clung together just as if he had rolled it. His face lit up as he dropped the shovel. Quickly, he reached down and began pushing the ball. It grew larger, rounder, fatter. Faster and faster h« went, pushing the huge ball ahead of him until it \vas so immenst that he couldn't make it mov« another inch. H« looked behind him in delight. There, as plain as day, was a path through ths snow. Wherever the big snowball had travelled, it had picked up all the snow, leaving a clear path. JACK RAN BACK to th» walk. Scooping up a handful of snow, h« began another track down the path. Soon he had finished "shovelling" the path out to the street. Again and again ht rolled tb» big balls down the driveway until he had a row ol snowmen all lined up along tht edge of the sidewalk. "Come see." He called to hU mother and father who war* looking out at him through th« window. His mother la ugh id end laughed. "I'll find some old hati and broomsticks," she said. His father scratched his head. "I was planning to pay you for shovelling," he said. "But I'll be jiggered if I can figurt out how much I owe you for making a bunch of snowmen!" Jack looked surprised. "But whether you shovelled ... or just played, your work ii done," his father laughed. "So here's your pay. And somethuif tells me that you'll grow up to be a smart businessman." —By Gloria Whorton Let's work with dogs: DOG REBUS Puzzle Pete has hidden four kindi of dogs in his rebus. Find them by using the words and pictures to your best advantage: SCRAMBLED DOGS Here are three more dogs, but you have to rearrange the letters to find their names: GISEEK PEN MAP NEAH ION TJ BLOND HOOD CROSSWORD Cartoonist Cal has drawn Puzzle Pete's crossword puzzle on the silhouette of a dog to dress it up: ACROSS 1 Kind of dog 6 Afternoon (ab.) 7 Adam's wife 8 Lubricant 10 That thing • 11 Field for dogi DOWN 1 Dog's nicknamt 2 Persian princt 3 Total expenses (ab.) 4 Wicked 3 Rots flax by exposurt 9 Long Island (ab.) Home for Birds Mr. C. C. Dykes of Chattanooga Tennessee loves birds so much that he has his back yard full ol birdhouses. He has spent hundreds of dollar), to build them. One year thert wert 78 bird couples ol the martin family, nesting besides many mort. They know bt is their friend. BACKWARD DOGS Here art three more dogs, but Puzzle Pete says you may have a 'bit of trouble with their names unless you read them backward: KEHCSNIP-NAMREBOD ENAD TAERG EKHEPPIHCS DOG DIAMOND Puzzle Pete picked the MALTESE breed of dog as the center of his word diamond. The second word is "to blemish"; third "an affray"; fifth "staggers"; and sixth "an S- shaped worm." Can you finish the diamond from these clues? M A L MALTESE E S E Puzzle Answers JdHOMSSOHO •punou. '!asa3ui5t -3 j : s o o a -soa ipunqsipBd i -daus UEUU8O :SflH3H OOd Nam* Skirt Do you have a plain colored skirt that you'r* rather tired ol? Get out your thread and needle, then, and park it up with names and names and more names! Write, with a soft lead pencil, the names of your special friends, on the old skirt. Make the. letters big and sirnplt. No fancy frills. Now take different colored rickrack braid and sew it on the namei. It's fun to do. Sew by hand and then the braid can ba taken off easily whenever you are. tired of it. See it your name skirt doesn't start your whole bunch oft on a rickrack itwing btt. ALL COWL SHAKES ARE HIGHLY POISONOUS.. THEY PO NOT STRIKE AS MOST OTHER SM/*K-€5 PO, AND THEREFORE CAN DO NO HAW, UNLESS ACTUALLY STEPPED ON OR HANDLE D.» THZ \WHiTE HOUSE GPOUNPSIN THE CEM- TEK. OF WASHIM&TOM 7 FOP- BIRDS.* 1.BEND 4 PIPE CLEANERS TO FIT INTO A HALF WALNUT JMSIDE SHELL WITH CLUE. 2. CRUMPLE A SMALL PIECE OFNEWSPAPER 1NI0ABAL. ANPTAPEIT , ONTOPOF SHELLS SMOOTH OUT WITH NAfttOWSTRIPSOF PAPER SOAKED IN THIN WSTE. 3. LET THE BODY DRY OVERNIGHT IN A WARM PRYPLACE. WHEN DRY, PAINT • BODY AND LEGS WITH 8LACKINKOR PAINT. LEAVE EYESANDMOUM NATURAL 4 TAPE A PIECE OF BLACK THREAP TO BACK AND HANG IN YOUR ROO/A. A UOWTO -WILL EAT ANY ANIMAL IT CAN OVERCOME i. KING ESPECIALLY POND OF DOGS ACCORDING TO 1NGYG-OPEDIA E.PV.ITANNICA,- Betty Zone, A Brave Girl EBENEZER ZANE. Bttty. Zane's brother, built tht first permanent housa on the Ohio River. This was near Wheeling, W. Va. His blockhouse was later called Fort Henry as it wai used as a fort during the Revolutionary War. Many times tht fort wa» attacked by Indians, supported by the British. But the worst attack carne when 500 Indian* poured bullets into tht fort. When the settlers saw tht Indians coming, they ran into the tort and tried to save it. They were holding their own until the powder began getting low. And their supply wa« in a small house about 40 yard* from the fort. The commander asked for volunteeri to brave that 40 yards. Many volunteered. Then Betty Zane spoke: "You do not have on* man to spare. Let me go! I am no good in defending tht fort. But I can run!" The commander considered the soundness of her reasoning and decided to let the girl go. Bullets rained down upom her. Some of them penetrated her clothing, but on sht ran until she reached the hut. Quickly lying a tablecloth about her .waist, sht filled it with powder. Gathering tht ends of the cloth with both bands, she bent her head ai tht ran for the fort. Many hands pulled her, unhurt, into tht fort. She had saved their lives by her bravery. In recognition of what Betty and her brother Ebenezer did, Congresi gave them recognition by naming a town, Zanei- villt, Ohio, for thtm. uctpt »r JMTOUWOII */ NIA Svritt, iM.—fiinM M OJ-*.

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