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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA VOUHG FOLKS JT Pun of AH Kinds \ iim!«BlliSl—Lesson of the First Sweater "OH, MOTHER, it's all spoiled. It won't fit at all, and I can't ever wear it." Emily was knitting a sweater, the first one she had ever made. She had been working or it in her spare time since fall. She wanted it to wear especially to the party on St. Valentine's day. But now that it was far enough along so that mother had helped her sew the back and front together and try it on, they found the sleeve holes had been made too small. Emily was brokenhearted. "Why no, dear. It's not spoiled. We'll have to ravel a little bit of the back out and make it longer, but that's all there is to it. That's not a bad | mistake for your very first I sweater. It's good that we found it so soon." "But it .will take so long! It'll never be ready for the .party," I wailed Emily. ! "We'll have it done in time! I'll help, and you can watch so that if you ever make another mistake like *hi» you'll know what to do. Most things can be put to rifrhts if you know how." As she talked, mother was carefully taking out the stitches with which she had sewed the back and front of the sweater together. Now she loosened the end of the yarn and began to ravel the back. "It's something like life," she went on. "Sometimes people dream dreams and make plans that just won't fit, no matter how hard they try.- The only thing to do in that case is to unmake them as much as necessary and then go on to complete them to the size we can use." Emily had dried her tears now, and was. watching closely. "Does everyone make mistakes?" she asked. "Yes, dear, I'm afraid everyone sometimes makes mistakes. No one is perfect. Of course we can always try to do things right the first time, but when something happens to show us they won't fit, we shouldn't hesitate to do them over again to make them better. "Do you know, I think maybe that's why we have a New Year. It gives us a chance to take stock and make a new start in case we haven't done a perfect job on our livet in the past year." . . "That fives me'an Idea for a really good New Year's resolution," said Emily. "I think I'll resolve to find my mistakes as soon as possible and correct ! them while they are Just little | one*. Don't you think that I would be a food resolution?" I Mother reached for a knitting needle and began carefully to pick up stitches on the row to which she had ravelled. "I think that would be a good resolution for anyone to make. In fact, I think I'll borrow it from you, if you don't mind, and put it at the top of my list," smiled mother as her busy Sngers went on putting the knitting to rights. —By Venus Jafllfh Short Story—Messy Sambo and Mrs. Bustle SAMBO, the cocker spaniel, drooped in his corner as Mrs. Bustle mopped up the milk he had just spilled. "I'm afraid we'll have to give the pup away," she told her children. "He makes such a mess." Sambo cringed. Mrs. Bustle was the neatest person in the world and her house was spie and span. The children just shone and even the baby was always bright and new looking. Mrs. Bustle Jed the baby. Then she took the baby in one arm and some dish towels in the other which she wanted to put in the clothes hamper. Sha left the room and Sambo mads plans. He decided to be neat and helpful. wind blew the paper right out of his mouth. He tried to oatch it but, alas, some blew away and the rest was torn. ' "look what you've done!" cried Mrs. Bustle. "We'll ]u»t have to give you away!" At lunch time the children ate every bit of food without dropping a crumb. Sambo -decided he would clean his plate too. He bit so hard into his food that his nice new dish fell in half. "Clumsy Sambo!" said Mrs. Bustle. "You must go." There sat Sambo, the saddest pup in the world. Mrs. Bustle left the room. When she came back into the kitchen she looked very worried. "I can't find the baby," she said. Mother and children looked When the paper boy threw j all over but no baby was found, i the ^newspaper on the porch j Mrs. Bustle wailed, "He's too; Sambo picked it up with his '• little to crawl away. He must '. teeth. Mrs. Bustle didn't like be someplacs in the house." papers lying around. He would take it to her. Just then a big Sambo wondered how the baby could be lost in such a neat house. Nothing was ever out of place. Sambo had been trying to use his head. Now he used his nose. He sniffed all over the house and when he came to the bathroom he barked. Mrs. Bustle came in and Sambo scratched at the .clothes hamper. "What are you trying to tell me?" she. asked. She lifted the cover of the lumper, and there, nestled in the dish towels fast asleep, was the baby. "My baby!" she cried. "Why, I must have put you in there when I was cleaning up." Sambo went back to his corner to drink his milk. He tried to drink without spilling a drop, but his long ears kept dipping into the dish and then the milk dripped from his ears onto the floor. He waited for Mrs. Butsle to come with the mop. He waited for the wokds, "I'm afraid we'S have to give the pup away." But Mrs. Bustle petted him and cooed. "Such a nice puppy." He watched her mop the floor and he heard her say to the children: "He's a fine puppy to take such good care of our. baby. We must keep this puppy always." Now Sambo wasn't the neatest pup in the world, but he was the happiest. i —By Fern Simms 3>ac&A J&U "Please remove your cane." DOES YOUR CROWD play action jokes? Lots of teen-agers do. In Cleveland, Ohio, the fad began lot spring and it still going strong, a^ thai* pictures show. To play, you must invent a pMitotnim* expression to go with a gag line. K takac ingenuity, a little dramatic ability—end T«ry elastic facial muiclei. Tin * pencil iharp««tr." "You're pulling my pony tall!" "I ain't nothin' but » houn' dtwr." Scientists [-Many Wonders From Lump of Coal YOU'VE HEARD OF "split personalities," haven't you? Of people who lead a double life? They are strictly amateurs sompared to a lump of coal! Consider sulfa drugs, for example. Responsible for saving thousands of lives every year, in homes, in hospitals, and on battlefields in time of war. Then think of the vicious, murderous power of TNT. Trace them back, and you'll find that healing drugs and hilling explosives both begin ' with chemicals derived from a lump of coaK And so do literally hundreds of other things in use every day. you can name many of them for yourself: plastics, fertilizers, perfumes, dyes, insecticides and cosmetics, to mention a few. A sort of modern "Fountain of Youth" is also to. b« found in rials used in the building of homes, and many other products. Creosote protects limbers against fungus growths and preserves all kinds of wood against termites. It keeps them young. Through chemistry, a fountain of youth has been discovered for wood. When your mother puts Mercurochrome on your scratches, a lump of coal has come to your „' aid also. For It begins with chemicals from coal. So does aspirin, novocain, some common They have been found useful in almost every field you could narr.e . . . from transportation to agriculture, from plastics to printing. Coal, found deep in the earth, is the remains of trees and vegetable matter that lived and grew thousands of years ago. Buried under layers of soil, without access to air but with much moisture, and sometimes under pressure, it has lain there all these years. And now it serves us in so many ways. It Let's celebrate the New Year: NEW YEAR'S REBUS , By using the words and pictures right, you'll find the four things about New Year's Eve that Puzzle Pete has hidden herel a lump of common coal. Creo- duction of airplane propellers, piston rings, couplings, the manufacture of roofing and sote, obtained from coal, pro- paving m - ateria]Si the water _ tects fibers and prevents decay proofing of all kinds of build- in piling, railroad ties, mate- ings. sedatives and many Important | heats our homes, it gives us oil, vitamins. I and is the beginning of our life- Some other uses for materials ; saving medicines. derived from coal are: the pro- j Coal, the blackest substance known, and diamonds, the clearest, have the same beginnings. They are both carbon. But of the two, coal serve* UB better. —By Mabel Slack Shelton —Boys and Girls Write Captain Hal Bear Captain Hal! My hobbies are cooking, and lollecting small dolls. My favorite sport is swimming. Ann Dilley H.D. No. 2 Sharon, P>a. AgellS * * * Dear Captain Hal: I am 13 years old and have a dog. My hobbies are collecting coins and baseball cards. I would like to have a p«n pal in New York City. Bob Stein 1074 Clifton Ave. Akron 10, O. * * * Dear Captain Hah I would like to have a pen pal. Ralph Conrad 695 E. Paige Barberton, O. Age: 10 Dear Captain Hall I enjoy collecting records and pictures of Elvis Presley. I also like to go horseback riding and swimming. Kay Gardner 3767 Wilson Drive Corpus Christ!, Tonal * * * Dear Captain Hal: .1 am 11. My hobbies are- reading and. writing letters. I would like to learn about ways and customs of other people and places. Carol Stasek 38720 Adkiiis Rd. Willoughby, O. * * * •Dear Captain Hal: I am 13 years old and collect Elvis' records. I would like a pen pal from California. Vicki Lynn Jurecko 3734 Liberty Drive Corpus Christi, Texa» England's Stone Reminder of Past REMAINS OF A MASSIVE stone wall built by Roman soldiers 1,800 years ago still stretch like a belt across the north of England. To preserve Hadrian's Wall, M it is best known, a move is under way in England to put the wall under the care of the British government Storms, sheep, and the ravages of builders already hav« reduced much of it to ruins. Wending across the m o o r- lands of Northumberland and Cumberland, Hadrian's Wall extends 73.5 miles, the National Geographic Society says. Its highest point climbs a crag of 1,230 feet. When Emperor Hadrian visited Britain A.D. 122, it was in * itat* oi or-isis. Tht Roman Empire maintained three legions in the island province. It could hardly spare more to pro- tent it from the violently difficult Picts of Caledonia (Scotland). Hadrian decided to build a continuous wall to block attacks from the north. Detachments were drawn from the three legions. The soldiers were skilled at that kind of work. They always carried entrenching and engineering tools. The wall rose in five years. Curiously enough, Romans seem to have taken the colossal task for granted. It is hardly mentioned in Latin literature. The wall probably was about 20 feet high, including the parapet, and eight to ten feet thick. At every mile stood a "mile-castle" or blockhouse. Forts with barracks for 500 to 1,000 men fitted into the wall like keystones at intervals of four to five miles. In addition to barracks, each fort contained a regimental headquarters, shrine for worship of the emperor, baths, stables, shops, and granaries. It had a ditch in front, a military road behind, and to the south an earthwork of uncertain use called the "vallum." For two and a half centuries the wall was manned by a force of perhaps 15,000 men. Many lived on the wall from birth to death. Villages drew up about the forts. Not many villages have been excavated, but aerial photographs indicate they were extensive. The wall was overthrown and reconstructed at least twice. It was breached A.D. 367 when barbarians invaded the isle, subjecting Roman defenders of Britain to their greatest humiliation. When the Roman army was moved to the European continent A.D. 383, in the growing twilight of the Roman Empire, the wall's military history ended. It is not known whether all detachments pulled out from the forts at once or iaded away, one by one. At any rate, the wall's work was done. Today, enough of the wall remains to help or hinder farmers i —and to stand unrivaled as the j greatest monument of Britain's Roman occupation. MIRROR WORK Read this message backward il you can't figure it out: Tear. New Happy very » you wish both .Pet* Punle *nd Newspaper Your CROSSWORD NEW YEAR has been lettered in by Cartoonist Cal to give you some help with Puzzle Pete's crossword puzzle: W ACROSS 1 Nights (ab.) 4 Mineral spring . 7 Scottish sheepfold 8 Sailor 9 Carpenter's tool 10 Cereal grass 11 See with this • 12 Neither 14 Sprite 17 Fruit drink 18 Oriental porgy 19 Cushion 20 Indian weight DOWN 1 Nears (ab.) 2 Beverage 3 Having drains 4 The are filled with meny makers G Salary 6 Exist 12 Short sleep 13 Harem room 15 New Guinea port 16 Christmas tree NEW YEAR'S MIX-ITS Rearrange the letters in each strange line .to find the three thing: prevalent at this time ot year; TIME HR MEN WISE HOG SOD PLOW EL FISH DIAMOND Well WISHERS provide Puzzle Pete with « center lor his word diamond. The second word it ah abbreviation for "Wisconsin"; third "ruins"; fifth "severs"; and sixth "a sea eagle." The clues should help you complete the diamond: ' W I S WISHEHS . E R Tricky Fun Hold two pencils out in front of you and put the points together. Now drop, your arms and close your right eye. Hold the pencils in front of you again and try once more to bring the points together. Harder than you thought? Try it with your left eye closed and your right eye open. ,_If you qan do it, you're really good. 1.FIND40R50NETOUNP COFFEE CANS AND PUNCH A HOLE IN BOTTOM AND' LIDOFEAChUJWITHA LARGE- NAIL. 2.STRIN6 THE CANS AND LIDS ON CLOTHESLINE RDPE...PUT PEBBLES INEACHCAMAS YOU DO... TIE KNOT UNDER BOTTOM OF EACH' CAN. 3AFTER PEBBLES ARE IN CAN PUTONLIDANDTIEKNOTAT . TOP OF LID TO HOLD IT IN PLACE. TIE CANS ABOUT 12 INCHES APART •SWING THE STRING OFCANS IN A CIRCULAR MOTION ON NEW YEAR'S- EVE. A LIZARD CAN GROW A NEW TAILMQRE THAN ONCE THE ALLIGATOR 6AR | WHICH MAY GROW TO 0E 15 FEET LONG IS THE LARGEST .FRESH IWATER FISH m NORTH AMERICA,,, THE"6ALD"IA6LE 1 » HEADISFULLY FEATHEf*eCUTS HEAD .FEATHERS ARE WHITE-, IN THE DAYS WHEN THIS EAGLE VMS MAMED*BALD"WASA SYNONYM FOR WHITE „ i HABIT OF BUILDING 'NESTS" OF STICKS iu TALL TREES,* Science Aids Lonely Frogs Two pairs of frogs wer« brought from France several years ago and placed in Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles, Calif. Later the female* died> and the bullfrogs were very lonely. The American frogs did not seem to understand their calls. One man felt so sorry for the poor frogs that he took a tap* recorder to the park, and got a recording of their calls. He sent this back to their home in France. It was played, and female frogs began bopping near, answering. Two ol them were caught and carefully shipped to Los Angeles. They cams by Scandinavian Airlines, which flies over th« North Pole. This was the first time frogs had gone over. But of course they were not interested in that. What they wanted to hear, again, were those frogs who had- called to them from a. tape recording. They safely arrived at the park and joined the overseas French colony. Canary Vs. Gorilla Who do you think would win out in a noise-making test? Th« little canary or the big gorillaT You'll never believe this, but the canary makes more nois« than the gorilla! Both voice* were tested by a sound meter, and the canary scored 77 it the. gorilla's score of only 78. Puzzle Answers s NH3 NH3.IS SHHHSIAi SIM. A -p.! !s3t_STM poog * no* PUB HOHHIH Is ia3( BUI ssi -JB,I :snasra !EUJOH

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