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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, January 12, 1958
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA FOLKS Fun of All Kind* | Puzzles—Stories—* 'ij £ Things to Do—Pen PoleJ to Tryl-Doil Clothes Easily Made measure from dolly's neck to knee, then use this length in a "string compass" and draw a circle on a piece of paper. Using this as a pattern, with pinking shears cut dolly's dress out of any cloth. Cut a small neck out of exact center, make two short slits for over shoulders, then punch (with card punch) four holes. Slip it over dolly's head and slip one-quarter-inch ribbon through holes and make a tie on each shoulder. Then arrange the gathers and tie another satin ribbon around for a belt, making a bow at the back. Make the coat like the dress, except an Inch or so longer, and press back two front lapels after slitting It up the front. Put it on dolly with three little gold safety pins. Measure over dolly's hair for the hat size, cut a circle as large as is wanted and punch two holes at edge of hat crown. Run the wider ribbon through the holes from underneath and over the top of the hat, leaving a brim from the holes to the edge. Tie under the chin. SCIENCE'S SUCCESS in sanding manned balloons, rockets, and now artificial moons into the earth's upper atmosphere raises an age-old question: What and where is space? The phrase "outer space" is commonly used in connection v.-ith the edge of the earth's protective blanket o£ air. The National Geographic Society Bays that's an error. In proper usage, outer space means the incredibly distant areas among stars and galaxies. Geographically, space is divided into three regions: interplanetary, the local space in our own solar system; interstellar, that among stars; and intergalactic, the countless trillions of miles among galaxies such as the earth's own Milky Way. Properly speaking, space be- gir.3 at the limits of the earth's air. The thickness of the gradually thinning blanket of air is not known. It may be several thousand miles—or far less. As yet, man has climbed only eome 20 mites from the ground. Rockets have belched to 250 miles. The second satellite shot into its orbit at a reported stories of Outer Space height oi 1,056 miles. An American rocket rose 4,000 miles. The mysterious ocean of true space lies beyond. In popular fancy, space is a cold and silent void, inky black except for the steady white blaze of stars. Now and then a huge meteor roars through the eternal night, trailing a skirt of flame. Actually, scientists remind science-nction fans, space is nothing. Being nothing, it is neither hot nor cold. The molecules in space are too rare to give it any temperature at all. Any meteoroid that one might meet in space would not roar or flame. For space has no atmosphere to carry sound or make a moving object incandescent. Only air can turn a speeding meteoroid—most are terious radiations, and tha baffling charged particles called oosmie rays. Like whirlpools, strange gravitational fields of suns and planets tug at matter traveling in space. smaller than a grain of sandj Distances are beyond belief, into a meteor or dazzling < The nea rest star visible to earth "shooting star.". Space, by earth's standards, is a vacuum. But it is not empty. Scientists believe it holds a very thin gas made of scattered molecules. Traffic is somewhat heavy. Speeding through the expanse are myriad dust particles, mys- | is Alpha Centauri. It would take a jet plane going 700 miles an hour almost a million years to reach it. The lower levels of earth's atmosphere brew the weather. In upper levels, tides surge Jafut a Learning to drive a oar properly ia swiftly becoming an important part of school work in many parts of the country. The trend is dramatized by the annual Teen-Age Road-e-o, a competition to find the most skillful young drivers in the country. Thesa photos were taken at the most recent na- t i o n a 1 competition, held at Washington, D.C. back and forth with the power j around may be Containing nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide, and traces of other gases, atmosphere is,divided into layers— the troposphere where we live, the stratosphere, chemosphere, ionosphere, and exosphere. Sandwiched in the troposphere and stratosphere is 99 per cent of our air mass. Virtually all life is concentrated in the former, which has an average height o"f about 10 miles at the Equator and five miles at the Poles. Above it, extending to a ceiling of about 20 miles, is the serene stratosphere where jet planes leave their vapor trails. The remainder of the earth's air mass lies in the 30-mile- deep chemosphere, where atoms undergo chemical changes; in the ionosphere, the 200-mile belt of rarefted air where particles are ionized or electrically charged; and tha exosphere, a vaguely denned borderland i where the last vestiges of atmosphere gases thin out finally into space proper. The thickness of the gradually thinning blanket of air thousand COLUMN Let's visit Tunisia! TUNISIAN REBUS Puzzle Pete has hidden four facts about Tunisia in his rebus. You can find them if you us« I the words and pictures correctly: The straight lino test was a toughie. Here the driver has! veered just & little to the right, HuBlla Arlcen Dickson, 16, of Lovington, N.M., was one of the toppling one of the halls. This! three girls who were among the 51 finalists. She is receiving hurt the score, instructions from a contest official. of a million atomic bombs. miles or less. Games That Teach Control Parallel parking was one of the requirement*. The flags represent the rear of another parked car at the curb. Top prize in the contest was a S3,000 scholarship. Tests in attitude, obedience ,nd driving information were included along with the actual demonstration of driving skill. Miss Freedom Is One Sight Visitor to Capitol Should Note IT TAKES A LOT of skill to ride a bike like an expert. Perfect control of your bike is partly instinctive and partly learned. We've invented a couple o£ games that will help you learn to handle your wheel better and provide a lot of fun at the sama time. The first game is a queer kind of race. The object is to see v.'ho will cross the finish line last! Lay out the raca course on a smooth, level field or road \vhere there is no auto traffic. Perhaps you can arrange to use the nearest playground. Make two or three narrow racing lanes, not more than three feat wide. H your course is paved you can mark the lanes with chalk lines; if dirt or gravel, scratch, them with a stick. The course- needn't be very long. Fifty feet is quite long enough. When the signal is given, to start, the contestants must start and must keep moving—as slowly as possible. The slower you ride tha harder it is to k€ep your balance. In attempting to keep going the bikes will weave around. That's where the narrow lanes come in. Any contestant whose wheel touches a line or whose foot touches the ground is out of the race. The last one to cross the finish line is the winner. Another bika game that teaches control can be played by two riders or as many teams Punch a hole near the top of tha can and put the string through it. Then tie the two ends of the string to the two bikes, just back of the handlebars. Now the two riders stand holding their bikes so that the string is tight enough to keep the can off the ground. At the "Go" signal they start riding, keeping the bikes so carefully positioned that tha string remains tight and the can remains in the air. If the can strikes the ground the game is over. Teams can ride in a body if there is room enough or one team at a time with someone of two as you have. We call it j holding a watch to time the "The Flying Tin Can." You'll | length of the rides. The team need your two bikes, a piece of light string about seven or eight .feet long, and a tin can. that keeps the can flying longest wins. -William A. Arter -Test Your Knowledge With This .When you visit Washington, | 3.C., don't miss seeing Miss reedom. She stands proudly on the dome of tha capital, proclaiming to the world that our country enjoys freedom of re- igion, and freedom of education. The real name of this statue .s Statue of Freedom but she is often called Miss Freedom just as the Statue of Liberty is called Miss Liberty. She stands over 19 feet high, and soon will be 100 years old. The ornaments on her helmet have been fused by lightning several times and have had to be replaced. Now she wears jghtning rods. She was designed in Rome out cast in tin's country. The model from which she was cast stands in the National Museum in Washington. You can have a close look at EACH OF THESE THJOS has something in common, and that is that eaoh has tha same first name. Can you pick the person who is described in each state- cisnt-? 1. Which William was the 25th president of the United States? A. McKinloy. B. Harrison. C. Taft. 2. Which George was a Civil War general? A. Washington. B. Patton. C. McClellan. 3. Which Henry wrote "Svangeline"? A. Thoreau. B. Longieliow. C. Timrod. 4. Which Ja'.nes was our bachelor president? A. Buchanan. B. Monroe. C. Polk. 5. Which Hernar.do discov- ! ered the Mississippi Hiver? | A. Cortes. B. DeSoto. G, Magellan. Which Juan, discovered Florida? A. DoLeon. B. De Solis. C. Cabrillo. 7. Which John was famous for his drawings of birds? A. Burroughs. B. Audubon. C. Muir. Which Thomas painted "The Blue Boy"? A. Eakins. B. Lawrence. C. Gainsborough. Which Robert built the first steamboat? A. Pe.ary. B. Lamont. C. Fulton. 10. Which Francis wrote "The Slar-Spangled Banner"? A. Bellamy. B. Key. 0. Parkman. Dear Captain Hal! I would like to have pen pals from New Hampshire and Maine. My favorite sports are swimming and badminton. Candy Wasson 723 Eastview Ave. Wadsworth, Ohio Aget H AND NOW, try these just- for-fun riddlesi 1. What v always behind time? 2. When is it right for you to lie? 3. When ic a blue book not a blue book? 4. What makes more noise than a pig in a sty? 5. What bird is a letter of the alphabet? 6. What animal do you look like when you go in swimming? •a—oi '3—6 '3 y "9 i -c -sStd OMX si }T U3UJ4 •£ 'paq —9 '3— —e '3— Z 'V- :SH3AYSKV —Boys and Girls Write Captain Hal Dear Captain Hal: I am 12 years old. My hob- Dear Captain Hak I like horses and enjoy read- bies are skating, dancing, and ing and swimming. I would playing the piano. I would like j like pen pals from Kansas and pen pals from all over, mostly the western states and Florida. Janet Pietrowsky 99 C. St. Athol, Mass. Nevada. Jane Strunlc IIS Laguna Vallejo, Calif. Age: 14 Dear Captain Hal< My favorite sports are swimming and bike riding. I collec stamps as a hobby. I would like pen pals from. California. Sandra Bailey 1407 N.W. 6th St. Gainesville, Fla. Age: 11 SCRAMBLED SENTENCE Help Puzzle Pete out by setting him straight on his sentence about Tunisia: former was sovereign 195&» French a a in Tunisia, stat* proclaimed protectorate CROSSWORD Cartoonist Cal thought h« would letter in TUNISIA to give you some help with th« crossword puzzle this time: Giraffe Question: What does the long-necked giraffe do when he is hungry? Answer: He eats' * * * Wrong End Question; Why does a bunny have a shiny nose? Answer: Because he has his powder puff at the other end. Miss Freedom if you climb the winding stairway of 365 steps . . . one for each day in the year. And each day in the year we enjoy what she symbolizes . . . FREEDOM. Hail to Miss Freedom for she is very beautiful! Puzzle Answers V an VISINfH •sura-pot^ :awowvia HOHHIWE V 3 J. 3 1 d 5 a 3 B IN O S J. e 3 J. 3 a v . 1 e a a Q N 3 S »| A V a L •=• N| V n|a ajJ. IQHOAVSSOHO '9S6I UT 3}E;S U3I3J3AOS panrtEpoid SBAV ;raunoj B 'Eismnj, ANTLERS EVEpy YE4Fi,THE ANTLERS SELDOM ARE FOUND IN THE WOODS TOTALISE SMALL ROPHNT5 RAPIDLY EATTHEM FOFVTHElFlHiGl- MINERAL CONTENT. LPUTATHICKCOATOFRUBBER CEMENT OVER ONSSIDEOFA SMALL COIN- PUIABLO&QF CEMENT INCENTEROFBOnUM OF A DRINKING GLASS* l.PLAOE A SECOND GLASS ON ATABLE, BOTTOM UP... PUTTHECOINONiir,.C£MENT SIDE UP,.. PUT GLASS WITH CEMENT ON TOP OF COIfi 3, POUR WATER iN THE TOP GLASS... 4.PUTALARSE COLORED HANDKERCHIEF OVER GLASSES. 5.LIFTTOPGMSS ...POUROUriWER. 6.REPLACE 1 GLASS UNDER /AS YOU POUR „ • OUT WATER 3 LET COIN FALL SCIENTISTS WARN THAT CLIMATE CHANGES AND HUNTER5 THREATEN-TO WIPE-OUT THE POLAR WALRUS AMD REINDEER. A CHAMELEON (TAN 5JECT TOMGUE THE ENTIRE OF ITS 5ODY>» feprarfuel/on in wMt or M port pichibHtJ txefft ty ftrm'amn of NfA Semce, Ins.—feinted in US.A. HANDKERCHIEF; JNTOPALM. A5KPALTO LOOK FOR COlhU HOW, HOLD COMff/PALM AMD POL//? WArER BACK WTO GLASS AND ATSflltflJtiE ST/CKCO/MTO sorroM... pur <7lA$S-Of/roP OF KKSrOiVS! ACROSS •I. Transposes (ab.jt 4. Female rabbit 7. Regret 8. Conclusion 9. Girl's name 10. Golf mound 11. Expire 12. Observe 14. Seaport (abj 17. Sailor 18. Bind 19. Years (ab.)' 20. Body of water DOWN ' I. Tin coin of Malay* 2. Operate 3. Dispatcher! 4. Hates 5. Individual 6. Dutch city 12. Pigpen 13. Organ of hearing 15. Pastry UJ. Beverage MIRROR WORK Use a mirror (or read backward) to find the three facti about Tunisia Puzzle Pete hai concealed in these strange linest SLIOS ELITREF ETATS YRABRAB SMELSOM DIAMOND TUNISIA is the center of Puzzle Pete's word diamond. The second word is "a young dog"; third "pertains to punishment"; fifth is "a sticky substance"; and sixth "a falsehood." N TUNISIA S I A Something to Make Prettily shaped bottles filled with layers of colored salt make nice paper weights or doorstops. You will need a rather large bottle for a good doorstop, but any pretty perfume bottle will do for a paper weight. To color the salt, crush colored chalk and mix with tha salt. Soon the salt will look Logical Blinks: This newspaper tells I co i ore(J- p our into the bottle about a man who lives on through a small funnel. Pour onions alone. I one layer of colored salt on top Jinks: Anyone who lives on! of another until bottle is filled. Seal the bottle with its own onions ought to live alone. * # * Straight man: Why did the moron tip-toe past the medicine cabinet? Bright boy: Because he didn't want to wake up the sleeping pills. stopper. This will make a lovely gift lor Mother. • « « Owl Lore Question! What is a dumb owl? Answer: On« who doesn't giva > hooti

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