Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 22, 1957 · Page 34
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 34

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, December 22, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPOHT, INDIANA VOUNG FOLKS Fun of All Kind. PuxxU*-—Stortu—• i things to Do—Pen Polt-J —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 on 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 sweater. It's good that we found it so soon." "But it will take so long! It'll never be ready for the party," 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 this .you'll know what to do. Moat things can be put to rights 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 ths back. "It's something like life," she went on. "Sometimes people dream dreams and make plans that just won't fit, no matter j 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 somethin-g 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 give* us a chance to take stock and make a new start in case we haven't done a I perfect job on our live* in the past year." "That gives me an Idea for a really rood 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 ones. Don't you think that would be a food resolution?" 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 fingers went on putting the knitting to rights. —By Venus Ingllsh liSHSBil —Messy Sambo and Mrs. Bustle ..•:•-.:•••: I/"::; : : : ;| •;• .:•; | -::: f ••< • :•• ;;. : •:•. •:.*'•': J SAMBO, the cocker spaniel, drooped in his corner as Mrs. Bustle mopped up the milk he bad 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 bouse was spic and span. The children just shone and even the baby was always bright and 'new looking. Mrs. Bustle fed the baby. Then she took the baby In one arm and some dish towels in the' other which she wanted to put in ths clothes hamper. She left the room and Sambo jnada plans. He decided to be neat and helpful. When the paper boy threw the newspaper on the porch Sambo picked it up with his teeth. Mrs. Bustle didn't like papers lying around. He would lake it to her. Just then a big wind blew the paper right out of his mouth. He tried to catch it but, alas, some blew away and the rest was torn. "Look what you've done!" cried Mr». Bustle. "We'll jut have to jive, you away!" At lunch time the children ate every bit of food without dropping a crumb. Sambo decided he would clean his plate too. H» 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 all over but no baby was found. Mrs. Bustls wailed, "He's too little "to crawl away. He must be someplace in the house." Sambo wondered how the baby could be lo»t jn such a neat house. Nothing was ever out oj 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. KWhat are you trying to tell me?" «h« Mked. She lifted the cover of the hamper, 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. iiutsle to come with the mop. He waited for the words, "I'm afraid we'll 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 o£ our baby. We must keep this puppy always." Now Sambo wasn't the neatest pup in the world, but he was the happiest. —By Fern Slmmi "Pleas» remove your cane." DOES YOUR CROWD play action jokes? Lots of teen-agers do. In Cleveland, Ohio, the fad began last spring and Is still going, strong, a^ these picture! show. To play, you must invent a pantomime expression to go with a gat line. It takec ingenuity, a little dramatic ability—and very elastic facial muscles. "I'm a pencil sharpener." $*>,*- ^ T \frt~ ,-•"•• . -"<!f • ' ' f -, '' ^ '•"*.* #«?*-* ' '* ^^w.»ll "You're pulling my pony tall!" J tete.*Jfav»'' "I ain't nothln' but a houn' dawr." "This btw is crowded." Scientists [-Many Wonders From Lump of Coal TOU'VE HEARD OF "split personalities," haven't you? Of people who lead a double life? They are strictly amateuri tompared 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. Truce them back, and you'll find that healing drugs and killing explosives both begin with chemical* derived from a lump of coal. And so do literally hundreds o£ other things in use every day. Xou can name many of them for yourself: plastics, fertilizer), perfumes, dyes, insecticides and cosmetics, to mention a few. A sort of modern "Fountain • of Youth" is also to be found in a lump of common coal. Greo- rials used in the building of homes, and many other products. Creosote protects timbers against fungus growths and preserves all kinds of wood against termites. It keeps them young. Through chemistry, a fountain of youth has been discovered lor 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 sedatives and many important vitamins. Some other uses for materials derived from coal are: the production of airplane propellers, piston rings, couplings, the manufacture of roofing and sote, obtained from coal, pro- pavjng matcrials> the water _ tects fibers and prevents decay proofing of all kinds of build- in piling, railroad ties, mate- ings. They have been found useful in almost every field you could name . . . 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 j heats our homes, it gives us oil, and is the beginning of our lifesaving medicines. Coal, the blackest substance known, and diamonds, the clearest, have the same beginnings. They are both carbon. But of the two, coal servei us better. —By Mabel Slack Shelion 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 ithat Puzzle Pete has hidden here! vs ?'/;. ' f \*/\s >*,• Dear Captain Hal: My hobble* are cooking, and •ollecting small dolls. My favorite sport is awimmin-g. Ann Dilley R.D. No. 2 Sharon, Pa. Age: IS * * * Deer Captain Hal: I am 13 years old and have a dog. My hobbie* are collecting •oin* and baseball card*. 1 Boys and Girls Write Captain Hal would like to have a pen pal In New York City. Bob Stein 1074 Olifton Ave. Akron 10, O. * * * Dear Captain Halt I would like to have a pen pal. Ralph Conrad 695 E. Paige Barberton, O. Age: 10 Dear Captain Halt I enjoy collecting records and pictures of Elvis Presley. I also like to go horseback riding and swimming. Kay Gardner S767 Wilson Drive Corpus Christi, Te'»a« * * * Dear Captain Hal: I am 11. My hobbies are reading and writing letters. I •would like to learn about ways and austomx of other people and place*. • Carol Stasek 38720 Adkins 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 ' S734 Liberty Drive Corpus Christi,-Texa* -England's Stone Reminder of Past REMAINS OF A MASSIVE (tone wall built by Roman soldiers 1,800 year* ago still stretch like a belt across the north of England. To preserve Hadrian's Wall, as it is best known, a move is under way in England to put the wall under the care of the British government. Storms, eheep, and the ravages of builders already have reduced much of it to ruins. Wending across the moo r- lands of Northumberland and Cumberland, Hadrian's Wall extends 73.5 miles, the National Geographic Society says. Its highest point climbf a crag of 1,230 feet. When Emperor Hadrian visited Britain A.D. 122, it was in at «*i*i». The Homan Empire maintained three legions in the island province. It could hardly spare more to protect 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 soldfers 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 perhap* 15,000 men. Many lived on the wall from birth to death. Village* drew up about the forts. Not many villages have been excavated, but aerial photographs indicate they were extemive. 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 faded away, one by one. At any rate, the wall's work was done. Today, enough of the wall remains to help or hinder farmers —and to stand unrivaled as the greatest monument of Britain's Roman occupation. 'IT WAS MIRROR WORK Read this message backward if you can't figure it out: Year. New Happy very a you wish both Pete Punlt and Newspaper Your CROSSWORD NEW YEAR ha* been lettered in by Cartoonist Cal to give you some help with Puzzle Pete's crossword puzzle: r4 7' 9 z e n. 17 '? It » w II V + 4i A 'e < id i it A 4> I* R 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 Wears (ab.) 2 Beverage 3 Having drains 4 The are filled with merry makers J Salary 6 Exist 12 Short sleep 13 Harem room 15 New Guinea port 16 Christmas tree NEW YEAR'S MIX-UPS Rearrange the letters in each strange line to find th*i three things prevalent at this time of yean TIME RR MEN WISE HOG SOD PLOW EL FISH DIAMOND Well WISHERS provide Puzzle Fete with a center for his word diamond. The second word is an abbreviation for "Wisconsin"; third "ruins"; fifth "severe"; and sixth "a sea eagle." The clues sh'buld'help you complete the diamond: W I S WISHERS Jt 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 can do it, you're really good. L.FIND40R 5 ONE-POUND COFFEE €ANS AND PUNCH A HOLE IN BOTTOM AND LIDOFEACH...TvWITHA LARGE' NAIL Z.STRIN6 THECANSANDLIDSON CLOTHESLINE ROPE... PUT PEBBLES IN EACH CAN AS YOU DO... TIE KNOT UNDER BOTTOM OF EACH CAN. 3AFTER PEBBLES ARE IN GAM POT ON LID AND TIE KNOT AT TOP OF LID TO HOLD IT IN PLACE. JIB CANS ABOUT/21HCHES APART. SWING THE STRIN8 OF CAMS IN A CIRCULAR MOTONJ ON NEW YEAR'S- EVE. A LIZARD CAN GROW A NEW TAILMORE THAN ONCE... THEALLKSATORGA* WHICH AMY GROW TO )5E 15 FEET LONG IS THE LARGE5T .FRESH [WATER R5H IM NORTH . AMERICA,,. THE "BALD" lACLEIS MEAEMS FULLY FEATHEPtECUTS HEAD.FE4THERS ARE WHITE-, IN THE DAYS WHgN'THIg SYNONYM FOK WHITE .„ •NESTS" OF STICKS i N TALL 1 TREES.,, Science Aids Lonely Frogs Two pairs of frogs were brought from France several years ago and placed in Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles, Calif, Later, the females died, and the bullfrogs were very lonely. The American frogs did not teem to understand v their calls. One man felt so sorry for the poor frogs that he took • tape recorder to the park, and jot a recording of their calls. ' He sent this back to their home in France. It was played, and female frogs began hop- i>ing near, answering. Two ot them were caught and carefully shipped to Los Angeles. They came by Scandinavian Airlines, which flies over the 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 frog* 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? The little canary or the big gorillaT You'll never believe this, but the\ canary makes more noist than the gorilla! Both voice* were tested by * sound meter, and the canary scored 77 to the gorilla's scon of only 71. Puzzle Answers s MHX SHHHSIM: axsvAi . SI/M. • itbqsj/A pooQ ! S.HVM. 21 i •d 3 a V 3 V n A V d 5 X a a •* j. s i A a =3 It =3 M 4 6 V a o V a i d V h 9 a N IQHOMSSOH9 XJBA » not qs[M 333,1 3pzn<j PUB HOHHIK Istuojj !s» :snaau S.UVSUL AUUC >rint*4 b V&A.

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