Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 27, 1976 · Page 102
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 102

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 27, 1976
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Crossword Puzzle Answer for Sunday, June 20, Cryptoquip: FAT BUMBLEBEES BUZZ HAPPILY AMID THE PRETTY MEADOW FLOWERS. CRYPTOQUIP U E F F M D Y M C U F E H L W E R I T F G T F R E Z H D Q W E C G Z H E R T C I Z C Q Y M H U U F E H L C Y H Today's Cryptoquip clue: D equals L ACROSS 1 Clayey 6 Renown 10 Happy 14 Having a cupola 19 Expunge 20 Astringent 21 Rant 22 Goddess of peace 23 Locations 24 Rustic vacation features 26 Of a bristle 27 Kimono sash 28 Pieces out 30 House wing 31 Card game 33 Summer, in France 34 Mosque tower 36 Papal veil 38. Played the lead 40 Word with vine or League 41 Love tokens 43 Chemical suffix 44 Mother- of-pearl 47 County in Ireland 48 Seen -glance SO Unspoken 54 Wine vessels 55 Othello, etal. 56 Love, in Rome 58 Window section 59 Edge 60 Merits 61 Barley decoctions 63 Chess pieces 64 Spotting 66 Manacles 67 Breached 69 Seed coverings 70 Tea cake 71 Popular song of the '20s 72 Signify 74 Word with Age or fence 75 Privative 78 French friend 79 King of the elves 81 Sulked 82 Obtain 83 Beginning for maid or man 85 Dirties 86 Hindu garments 87 Insect 88 Dutch painter 90 Skill 91 Classifies 92 Kind of thread 93 Negative particle 95 Salad ingredient 97 Bounder 98 Truman, etal. 102 Darlings 103 Hung about 107 --Khan 108 Style of type (abbr.) 110 A marble 111 Facts 112 Compass reading 113 Word with grass or button 115 Retreat for the president 118 Category 120 Elude 121 To muddy 693 · 122 Fruit 123 Plug up 124 Noted, novelist 125 Being 126 Minus 127 Blinds DOWN 1 Broom of twigs 2 African antelope 3 School subject 4 Enzyme 5 Shyness 6 A little face 7 Exclamation 8 Silent 9 Sovereigns 10 A grating 11 Malay gibbon 12 The birds 13 Office items 14 Remote 15 Danish coin 16 Measuring device 17 Growing out 18 Deleted 25 Motorist's distress signal 29 Beginning for board or hole 32 Philippine Negrito 35 Melodies 36 Sharif and Bradley 37 Dress fabric 39 Harvest 41 Onward 42 Facing glacier direction 44 Matgrass 45 Genus of the bowfin 45 Bell tower 47 Cures by salting 49 Macaw 51 Pre- election activities 52 Arrow poison 53 Minister to 55 Author Norman, etal. 56 Expiate 57 Hires 60 The choice part 61 A fork 62 Dinner course 65 In favor of 66 Sacred images 68 To place 70 Stiffly formal 71 Military caps 72 Aswan, etal. 73 Discharge 74 Sound shrilly (Scot) 75 Del- California 76 Meat 77 Diminutive suffix 80 Worm larva 81 Playwright Connelly, etal. 84 Game of chance 86 A hard candy 87 Krencn author 89 Observes 91 Sedate 92 Washings 94 Asian festival 96 Variety of orange 97 Small bed 98 Frolic 99 Century plant 100 Philippine island 101 --bleu! 103 Abode of the dead 104 French security 105 Wrap up (var.) 106 Oceans 109 Asian country 111 Becomes obscure 114 Fish 116 Wrong: a prefix 117 Compete 119 Compass reading Average time of solution: 62 minutes. 25 44 72 78 83 98 o 113 72? 73 99 69 28 93 ss 89 108 29 85 \\5 125 74 109 96 48 49 118 119 A Man Driven Mad By Cats By Doane R. Hoag CHESTER, E n g l a n d . J u n e 27. 1888--Louis Wain was a promising young artist but a poverty-stricken one. He was so poor ho was about to give up p a i n t i n g lor a job in a wholesale furniture house when a strange thing happened: an event that was to make Louis Wain a rich man. a famous man, and eventually . . a madman. On this June afternoon, while he- was painting a picture of an English cottage, a f l u f f y little white kitten wandered through the garden and came up to him. rubbing against his legs and purring. The young artist smiled, took down the canvas he was working on and, to amuse himself, began a portrait of the cat. He did it well. Sometime later, when his paintings were exhibited in a London gallery, it was that one picture of the little while kitten that attracted the most attention. To Wain's intense annoyance, people ignored all his other work, and praised just, that one. "You must have a genuine love for cats!" people said. Wain shook his head. Actually, he haled cats. The little white kitten was the first, and only one he had ever oven noticed. But within six months of the appearance of the picture, people all over E n g l a n d were e x c l a i m i n g over Louis Wain's now lamous (.'at Pictures. Publishers hired him to i l l u s t r a t e stories in magazines. His pictures of oddly h u m a n looking k i t t e n s s m i l e d a t people I r o m C h r i s t m a s g r e e t i n g cards. I r o m calendars, from advertisements. T h e l a m o u s CO " C h e s s i c . " lucked away in its Pullman berth, was a l.ouis Wain cat. Louis Wain tomcats dressed up like small town sports, leaned over the bars of pubs, d r i n k i n g beer. Lady cats played cards and gave teas. Baby cat's learned to play the p i a n o , s t u d i e d t h e i r lessons in school, climbed up on shelves and stole rookies out of cookie jars. Louis Wain became rich, famous, an important, illustrator. From all over the world came wealthy cat fanciers, bringing their pets to his London studio to have serious portraits marie of them. Prime Minister MacDonald. himself a cat fancier, brought, his white Persian to Wain to he painted. Wain's studio was now filled with cats of every d e s c r i p t i o n . Cats were all over his house. At night t h e r e w o u l d be t h r e e or f o u r of them sleeping at the foot of his bed. They wandered around under the table while he ate his meals. Everybody who wanted to do something nice for Louis Wain brought him a cat. But Wain had never been lond ot cats. Now he began to hate them. However, cats were bringing him in floods of money, and so he went on, p a i n t i n g cat pictures by the hundreds. He saved every penny he could earn, hoping to collect a g r e a t enough f o r t u n e so t h a t he could retire from painting cats u$J go back to his old landscape work. He carefully invested his mocny in stocks, watched the market quotations, realized that he was almost in a position to retire. For three months he took a vacation from cats, went, to the country just to get away from them, and tor the first time in months, stopped dreaming about them at night. In late October, 192!), he returned to London--and almost to the day, the market crashed in New York. The London market fell soon afterwards, and Louis Wain was wiped out. Now 64 years old, he was forced to return to the work he now hated: as the world's leading painter of cats. · I n his sleep he began to h a v e nightmares in which the gleaming eyes of cats followed him wherever he t u r n e d . He would wake up in terror, drive all the cats out. of his bedroom, only to see the yellow eyes staring at him out of the darkness as soon as he tried to go back to sleep. Louis W a i n c o m p l e t e l y broke down. Specialists examined him, gave a verdict of serious mental disturbance, and sent him inside the high walls of Bethlehem House, b e l t e r k n o w n as B e d l a m . P r i m e Minister MacDonald came to visit him. Wain didn't even recognize him. He recognized no one, not fiis friends, not his family. He just sat in his cell staring off into space. For 13 years he was confined in the hospital. There was one inflexible rule in regard to his care. No pens, no pencils, not even a piece of chalk was to be given to him. For whenever one was. you were sure to find, on the wall of his-cell the next morning, a great picture of a huge cat with leering, haunted eyes that seemed to follow you around the room wherever you went. It is just possible that if you happen to have a collection of old Christmas cards, you might just f i n d one bearing a p i c t u r e of a charming little kitten . . . signed with the name, Louis Wain. For no artist in the world ever p a i n t e d cats more skillfully than this man who hated them. (Ciifiyrighl Itciiini-llann \)7() CHAHLKWON. W.VA.-^m ·~ta[f f. -lunf'27. /.Wi

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