The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 3, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 3, 1954
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SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 1954 BLYTREVILL* (ARK.) COURIER PAGI Man, This Is High Living . . Toungoo, a Bengal tiger, owned by the Seattle, Wash., Woodland Park Zoo, waits for the take-off signal from the airport control tower. The honest-to-goodness flying tiger poses with hi* keeper. The Flying Tigers Airline picked up the cat in Slam when he was just a cub. Take a Pen Pal From Capt. Hal Dear Captain Hal, I am 11 years old. I am five feet, 1% inches tail and weigh 88 pounds. My hobby is reading books and collecting stamps. I would like to have pen pals from the ages of 11-12. Gerald Sales 222 Hickory St. Farmington, Mo. * * • Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 11 years old. I have blue eyes and brown hair. My favorite sport is baseball. I would like pen pals from all over the world. Aldine Mellish 257 N. 3rd Ave. Manvffle, N. J. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 13 years old. My favorite sport is baseball. My hobby i* collecting feathers. I have black hair and dark brown eyes. I am five feet, six inches tall. I would like to hear from boys and girls 12-14 years old. Louise Sartori Vauxhall St. Ext. New London, Conn. Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 13 years old. I have dark eyes, hair and complexion. I am five feet, five inches tall I would like to hear from boys and girls 13 years old or over. Sandra Davis Box 229 Alice, Tex. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am a boy 11 years old. I have red hair and blue eyes. I am five feet, four inches tali I play the trumpet in the junior band. I am a member of the Methodist Church. I would like to have boys and girls for pen pals anywhere in the United States. Arthur McEntee 212 Vining St. Lisbon Falls, Me. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am 14 years old. I have brown hair and brown eyes and am five feet, three inches tall. I like sports, especially basketball. I'll answer all letters written to me Wilma Deane Clark Bayside, Tex. BY IDA M. PARDUE j Dirt Cheap What hobby is dirt cheap? Why, collecting dirt, of course. Never heard of it? Well, not all dirt is alike. It differs in color as well as texture and that is the secret of its fascination. All you need in the way of equipment is an old spoon or shovel, and a place to dig. You may not have access to Bryce Canyon, with its wierd, breathtaking walls ranging from pale pink to bright red in color, but you may be surprised at what your own back yard or beach has to offer. Carry some empty envelopes and whenever you spy a colorful hillside you'll be prepared to scoop up a bit A fine way to store the samples is in empty bottles—small ones which once held perfume, pills, olives, etc. You can create really lovely displaying by pouring several colors into the same bottle, one layer on top of another. The filled bottle will also be heavy enough to serve as a most attractive paper weight. Some dirt hobbyists get more pleasure out of saving samples of dirt from as many different places as possible. These samples are stored in small, labeled cellophane envelopes. This type of collection grows sloxvly, however, unless the hobbyist does a lot of traveling. Penny-Wise Collecting coins can run into lots of money. But if you yearn for such a hobby, how about collecting just cents? A complete collection of Lin- Puzzle Pete's Corner Word Chain Change CHOP to SUEY in ten moves, altering only one letter Bt a time and making sure you have a good word each change. Add-a-Gram Add a letter to "consume" and scramble for "cloy"; repeat and have "domesticates"; again and have "a dower organ"; once more «nd oave "mourns." Word Square Rearrange the letters in each row to form a word and then move the rows around until they read the same down as across: E- $ & E- O N & 1 Kl O k Kl R t KJ R Triangle Puzzle Pete has based his triangle on a CARESS. The second word is "a parent"; third "pitch"; fourth "to weary"; and fifth "peels." Finish the triangle. C A R E S CARESS Crossword ACROSS 1 Attire 6 Respond to treatment 7 Let it stand 9 Military assistant 12 Pull after 13 Mistake 14 Before 15 Insect bite 18 Narrow inlet 21 Pause 22 Time gone by 23 Victim of leprosy 25 Rub out DOWN 1 Sketched 2 Rot flax by exposure 3 Each (ab.) 4 Frighten 5 Mix 7 Street (ab.) 8 Preposition 10 Accomplish 11 Comparative suffix 13 Unit of energy 14 Penetrate 15 Senior (ab.) 16 Symbol for tellurium 17 Little island 18 Uncommon 19 Exists 20 Near 22 Footlike part 24 Parent Hints to Would-Be Budget Hobbyists coin head cents would only cost 45 cents because these coins have been minted only from 1909 until the present. You'll discover, too. that the constant search for coins covering those 45 years can become pretty exciting- It is not easy to come by one tor every single date. If you really get the search fever, be on the lookout lor Indian heads. They date from. 1859 to 1909. Many of them are valuable. The 1909 Indian head with an S mint mark, for instance, is worth $10 if in fine condition, and $5 more if judged very fine. Printed folders to hold pennies can be bought for a quarter. However, you can Just as well mount the cents yourself on a heavy piece of cardboard. The pennies may be held in place with thin strips of scotch tape. Did You Know That It is believed that eyeglasses were invented in Florence, Italy, about 1285. More than 150 different kinds of birds and animals are found in Great Smoky National Park. Geese appear in the inscriptions left by the earliest civilizations. Rice paper is not made from rice but from parts of small trees found in the swampy forests of Formosa. Galen, Roman physician made the statement, "Employment is nature's best remedy," in 172 A.D. It is safe to hold a queen bee in your hand since they only use their stings on other queen bees. —H. Alletson Apache Ambush The Hostile Desert Separated Walking Dog From Safety He Hurried to Report His Mistake BY ESTEL D. FREEMAN COOL breeze sprung up in the purple shadows of the buttes. It played along in the mcsquite and sagebrush, hardly moving a single dry, brittle leaf as it fitfully strayed across the mesa. To the west the Arizona sky was all color and flame. Sunset had always been a time of inspiration for Walking Dog, the Apache renegade. Now, however, the only thought he found in watching the glowing sky was that darkness was near. And Walking Dog had for many hours been patiently waiting for the cover of night. H all went well, this night would see him reach Fort Saginaw and a certain degree of safety. For the last four days Walking Dog had been hunted by his Indian brothers. Chief yellow- knife and his marauding band of braves had four days ago wiped out the small patrol of United States Cavalry, Company F, stationed at Fort Saginaw. As the last western outpost, the Fort was the white*man's only refuge within 100 miles from the warring Apaches under the crafty Yellowknife. Walking Dog escaped the ambush that cost the life of every soldier of the patrol. As Company F scout, Walking Dog lee the patrol into death. He had seen much Indian sign from the time the patrol detail had left the Fort. Several times on the If It Had Only Worked Pioneers Marched Westward by Odd Vehicles but Wmdwagon Topped All '"THE westward march of pioneers was accomplished by a variety of means. Many of them rode in covered wagons drawn by beasts of burden. Others tried it on horseback. Some even had enough nerve to do it on two feet Some of the Mormons actually used handcarts to get their possessions to their destined land. And there were those who made the long journey around the Cape by boat. But the most daring of all ideas was one that sounded very simple—why not use sails on a wagon? Offhand there is nothing novel in the idea. Beginning with the Chinese, many centuries ago, the same idea hit minds all over the world. Actually the Chinese tried sails on wheelbarrows. The Dutch and the Hungarians tried sails on coaches. Now to the American mind, the use of sails versus oxen power seemed to have a good advantage. You didn't have to feed and water a sail. • We know that a group of three Everyone laughed at Mr. Thomas' strange windwagon until . . . men built a combination sail B journey from the Missouri River to the mountains in twenty days. But in the year 1853 5 the good 3.Knol the end of a piece of HOLPIR YARN...poke it through LPoke holes about a bottom hole on the iinch apart in an inside of the carton... OATMEAL CARTON at top and bottom. THESTR/NGS. . 2 Thread a PICC& of heavySTRIN&onaBOBBY PIN. Push string through a hole and tie a knot ... then lace carton I ike this... START ANOTHER COLOR LIKETHIS.. FIX THE LID UKE THIS... THREAD TWOPJEt&OF ^ Flash Bulbs-from 11 Comeros & Film SPECIAL 8x10 PORTRA cititzens of Westport, Missouri saw something out of a dream For traveling down their main street was a vehicle with sails and what was more, it was actually going. The captain of this strange contraption stopped before a tavern. His name was Thomas. And his mission was definite. He wanted people to invest money in his great idea— a fleet of land ships. The smart people were no going to be fooled by this fakir One in a joking manner sug gested to Thomas that he go to Council Grove and then return Since the round trip was abou three hundred miles, it wa thought this would be a goo< way to get rid of the land cap tain. But when Thomas took th hint, made the trip, and returned the whole town was excited. S the doubting Thomases got theij ready cash to help the land cap tain Thomas. He had his Ian boat built It was a large wago with wheels, with a sort of cabin and deck and a mainsail. The investors waited for th grand day when the land wago: was to be "launched." - The; boarded it and then the win seemed to raise havoc with th ship. Away over the bouncing plains, it went at full speed. The investors were not so gently bumped off the ship. Only the captain was determined to go down with his craft. It crashed up against a fence and that was the end of the great experiment The investors charged up their experience to profit and loss. They would have nothing more to do with the captain. So our captain vanished from the scene. Alas, who knows what might have happened if his craft had had a proper sail rigging instead of the mainsail. Soldiers fighting Indians in th« wind wafon*? Thousands of Pioneers crossing to windwagons? Who norning of the attack Walking log had dismounted to scrutinize nd study the trail sign. His een, inbred knowledge of Apache cunning and strategy nould have made the Indian cbut alert to tht impending anger. It now alarmed Walking Dog o think he had misread the pache sign. Who would be- ieve he, trusted cavalry scout, ould possibly misinterpret what vas second nature to him. What saw on the trail was like an >pen book before his eyes, yet hey would say that he did not ead what he saw. "Walking Dog will have to pay or this," the stoic Indian repeated to himself as he stood on the brink of the night that would lide him as he travelled the last miles to Fort Saginaw. FULL REPORT No thought of finding a trail o complete escape entered his mind. Walking Dog had always taken a deep and fierce pride in the Apache code of honor. He was not like Yellowknife. a blood brother filled with hatred and envy of the white man. And from the day, five years past, when Walking Dog left the teepees of the Apaches and joined the United States Army Scouts. Yellowknife bad vowed that Walking Dog would pay the Apache price for treason. With full darkness now upon the desert, Walking Dog arose from his hiding place. He stretched the aching muscles in his legs. He forgot the gnawing pangs of hunger in his stomach. Now h« listened to the sounds that came to his ears. His piercing eyes searched the sand ridges around him. Far out in the purple shadows came the yapping voice of a coyote. He listened intently to be sure that it was a coyote, not an Apache- Satisfied that he was correct, Walking Dog turned about and looked to the south. In the blackness his keen eyes detected the flickering light of a campfire. Yellowknife was closer than Walking Dog imagined. But the crazed Apache killer would not follow in th* darkness. Of that, the scout was certain. Setting his course to Fort Saginaw by the stars, Walking Dog was off, striding in the tireless loping motion of the desert-bred Walfctar Dog had travelled on could deliver his urrent Indian. He travelled eastward throughout the long hours of the night, skirting with Indian instinct the arroyos and ravines. covering his trail as best he could. As the first faint streaks of light fluttered in the eastern sky, Walking Dog approached the double-logged gntes of the Fort. He warily closed on the sentry. He did not want to be shot before turning in his report to the commandant. A bird cry stiffened the sentry in his tracks. PAT THE PRICE "Who'« there." the soldier questioned in a voice that wai low, yet distinctly forceful. "Give the password and come forward to be identified," he commanded "Buffalo gone," Walking Dog answered. "Advance," the sentry replied in a voice more relaxed. In the misty gloom of the early morning light. Walking Dog \va; escorted to the commandant's headquarters. * General Crockett T. Krater, sleepless in the knowledge that the detail had been lost was sternly civil. "I waot a Walking Dog. complete report Do not forget or overlook even the most minor point," the graying general laic in an evident tone of temper "Speak now," he told the Indian Slowly and without emotion the Indian began his report. On his face was nothing but a smudge of perspiration and dirt There was no look of sorrow, regret or fear. Beginning his story at the time the mounted detail rode through the gates of Fort Saginaw to patrol the 15-mile radius to the foot for five day* M that he report to th« General. west, Walking Dog recounted every event that occurred untfl finally the ambush had been completed. Walking Dog remained it attention as he finished, wait- ng for the general's next words. NO ALUM They came in a flush of anger. "I do not like your report," the commandant roared. "You failed completely in your duty as a scout and soldier. I intend to recommend court-martial. In the meantime, you will be placed under arrest. Take him to the guardhouse, Sergeant Rourke," the general ordered. "Feed him only bread and water," be continued, much in the manner ol an afterthought. As Walking Dog was led away to imprisonment, his mind turned back again to that fateful morning five days past. Only he, Walking Dog, an honorable Apache, would ever knovr that it was Lieutenant Jackson, in charge of the patrol, who wai at fault. The lieutenant would not heed the warning of Walking Dog. But with the lieutenant Mid all his men dead, there was no one to verify the true itory, even if the scout would tell it. Walking Dog knew that however truthful this part of his report might be, General Krater would think that Walking Dog wa* offering an alibi. And a good Apache would fact death before resorting to an alibL Puzzles Finished? Here Are Answers CKOSSVVORD: BY MARION P. STEVENS and RITA T. DEWEY We are calling the pairs of words in this game Siamese Twins because the lame three- letter word is needed to complete them. Here's how it goes. Take LOLLI and ULAR. The three letter word here is POP, making LOLLIPOP and POPULAR.. Now try to find a three-letter word to complete all of these Siamese Twins. Put it at the end of the first word and at the beginning of the second word where you see the lines. With luck you can complete all twenty of these pah's. SERV and HOR—— and — PLEAS and CAR and — HAP and — CAR and - PRINCI- CREAM. —TLE. -DER. LER. -ROLEUM. —DULUM. —ARY. and ATE. ?KR— and IRONS. MOR—- and GET. SEA and ATA. MOS and ——ARD. GIM and TUCE. ALPHA and TER. OC and RANT. WEAT and MIT. CAM and SE. MARRI and NT. PELI and ADA, END and NEST. ZOO'S WHO knowi? FIGURING tw DOLLARS AND CENTS, AND WITH REFERENCE TO €FF£CT UPON HU- MAM LlF£ AMP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY,THE PERUVIAN CORMOMNTORGUAWAYlS CONSIDERED THE /MOST VALUABLE 3lRD IKi THE WORLD.,. THE WUWTAT Owes WA5A«A£fc£DANf- MAL. IN EGYPT V/HEN COUUM5US MADE Hl5 FIRST VOYAGE TO AMERICA THERE WERE HO C0W6..3UT HE BROUGHT CATTLE AND OTHER,PARM ANIMALS TOTHE ISLANDS OF THE WEST iNDlgS ON HIS SECOND VOVA6E IN WOED CHAINt CHOP, crow, crew, Cree; fr**, Fr*d< feed, teed, fued, BUKY. WOED NERO ERIN •ONS ADD-A GRAM: Eat, sat* tames, stamen, T*- its. TRIANGLE: C PA TAR TIRE PARES CARESS SIAMESE TWINS: 1—ICE, 2 —NET. 3—LAD. 4—ANT. 5—• PET. 6—PEN. 7—ROT. 8—PAL, 9—AND 10—TAR. 11—SON. 12 —COW. 13—LET. 14—BET 15 —CUR. 16—HER. 17—ERA. 18— AGE. 19—CAN. 20—EAR. Which Waist? Mary was clearing off the dining room table. She saw the last remaining piece of cake and popped it into her mouth. "Good taste, no waste," she r*- marked to her watching brother. Matt looked at his plump little sister. "Taste makes waist is I see it," he answered. Ceuld Bt A kindergarten teacher asked her pupils why there wai no school on Saturday. One bright- eyed little girl replied, "because the teachers have to have hair done then." 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