The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 10, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 10, 1954
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SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS F1G1 THlfl PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Capt. Hal's Pen Pal Column Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl eight years old and in the fourth grade. I have brown hair and brown eyes. I weigh 57 pounds and am four feet tall. I would like to have pen pals from the ages 7-9. Bobbie Brummeli 604 McLane St. Vallejo, Calif. * » • Dear Captain Hal, I am a boy 10 years old. My hobby is collecting stamps. I would like to have pen pals from all parts of the United States from 10-11 years old. Dick Roberg 309 Iowa Waterloo, la. * * » Dear Captain Hal, I am 11 years old and in the sixth grade. My favorite sports are swimming and football. I play the steel guitar. I would like to hear from boys and girls about my age. Duke James 128 W. Basic Rd. Henderson, Nev. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 15 years old. I en- Joy singing, dancing, writing and all sports, especially swimming. I collect movie star pictures and clippings, stamps and coins, and reports of famous happenings. Bobbie Jean Best 98 Oregon Ave. Oregon Acres Portsmouth, Va. * * • Dear Captain Hal, I am 13 years old and in the *ighth grade. I'd like to have many pen pals. Marvin Wynne 205 East College St. Bainbridge, Ga. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 11 years old. My hair is light brown and my eyes are blue. My hobbies are football, baseball and basketball. Mary Agnes Whitten Blue Mountain, Ala. * * * Dear Captain Hal, My name is Patricia Ann McKenzie. My hair is very blond and I am very friendly in school. I make good grades, too. I am almost ten years old. I have a brother who collects bugs. I'm afraid of them, so I throw them away. Patricia Ann McKenzie 522 McClendon Corpus Christi, Tex. * * » Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 10 years old. I have brown hair and brown eyes. My favorite sports are swimming an je skating. Drawing is my hobby. I would like to have pen pals from all over the world to write to me. Sandra Dudik .53 Southern Ave. Little Falls, N. Y. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 12 years old. I'm in the sixth grade. My hobbies are reading skating and bicycling. I also like to writ-* pen pals. I have brown hair and blue eyes. Nita Jones Box 27 Cooter, Mo. Spring Foolery By Puzzle Pete Puzzle Pete knows it's way past April Fool's Day, but he blames the foolishness of Spring: fever for this picture of a two-headed goat. Actually, the animal is not a freak but two groats sitting: close together. Now do the puzzles—no foolin'. Flowery Rebus Use the words and pictures with greatest diligence and you'll soon find the four flowers hidden here by Puzzle Pete: A LOT Q^&TATfG ow TWE AIR TOK1I0MT some flowers into his crossword puzzle this time: ACROSS 1 Flower or girl? 5 Some people call it "flag 9 Unclosed 10 Memorandum 11 Huge tub 12 Year between 12 and 20 13 Slip away 16 Highway (ab.) 17 Eternity 18 Measure of cloth 20 Withstand 24' Liquid measure 26 At thii time 27 On the sheltered side 28 Military assistant . . Colored 30 Follr ?rs DOWN 1 Wander 2 Jewel 3 Caterpillar hair 4 Half an em 5 Mean 6 Pish eggs 7 Passage in the br-in 8 Dispatch 14 Pared ZOO'S WHO THE KuFfgp CWXJSa^NrtnvE TO NORTHERN UNITED STATES, AVERAGE SEVENTEEN INCHESIN L-EKGTH AMP WBGH SLIGHTLY OVER A POUND- ABOUTTHKEE TIMES THE WEIGHT OF A BOB-WHITE AND HALF THAT OF A PHEASAMT... Be" AT LEAST Six MONTHS OLD fcepo^E HAVH BEEN HECANBEtNTEREPlNAREG- KKIOWN TO DRIFT FROM ULAR 00$ SMOW,,He &°OH~ TOlCELAWDON SlDEfcEPAPUPPYUMT/L HE |$ 15 Male offspring 18 Minced oath 19 Easter flower 21 Distinct part 22 Was borne 23 Female sheep (pi.) 25 Southern general 28 Three-toed sloth Scrambled Flowers There's a flower hidden in each of the strange lines shown here. Just rearrange the letters until you find them: SUN IS SCAR SAD LUG OIL GRAB TOME Vowel-less Flowers The vowels have been left out in the names of these flowers. Can you replace the vowels for Puzzle Pete? W — ST — R — A C — S M — S D S Y L — L — C Diamond The PRIMULA forms the center of Puzzle Pete's diamond. The second word is an abbreviation for "transposes"; third "stale"; fifth "stupefies"; and sixth "cloth measures." Complete the diamond from these clues: P R I PRIMULA U L A By Marion P. Steveni and Rita F. Dewey Make a Choice Below are statements giving four quite different meanings for each of 10 words. Read the four meanings. Then select the correct one for each word. Circle it if you like. 1. Millennium means (a) the end of the world, (b) 1000 years, (c) being able to walk a mile, or (d) acquiring $1,000,000. 2. A psychologist is one who is (a) a student of the mind, (b) a tiresome speaker, (c) a doctor who works with children, or (d) a student of history. 3. A pediatrician is (a) a schoolteacher, (b) a good walker, (c) a foot doctor, or (d) a doctor who works with children. 4. A canteen is (a) a covering for a bed, (b) a dance, (c) a place where soldiers buy supplies, or (d) part of a long poem. 5. Rancor means (a) ill will, (b) by chance, (c) of high degree, or (d) heavy, 6. A peccadillo is (a) a musical instrument, (b) a pickle, (c) a bull fighter, or (d) a minor error. 7. A scallion is (a) a rascal, (b) a kind of onion, (c) a kitchen boy, or (d) something very hot. 8. A sequin is (a) a fish, (b) a very large tree, (c) a dress ornament, or (d) a story continuing an earlier one. 9. Dilemma means (a) a flavoring, (b) a garden flower, (c) a process in arithmetic, or (d) a choice between two ways of behaving. 10. A cygnet is (a) something girls wear in their hair, (b) a young swan, (c) a sarcastic remark, or (d) signing your name. Slow But Sure A little boy who had received some new skates was asked if he could roller skate yet. "No. I can't roller yet. I just go slow," w« bjf reply. Vaughn Mom-of Soyi: Tours Important to Musicians Who Want to Please the Public BY JO£T SASSO •fTAUGHN MONROE, the man whose music has maintained top peak popularity for over a decade, i« still making those top RCA Victor record*. The good- looking baritone's baton wielding has mad« him perhaps the only top-notch bandleader in the country of 35 musicians touring around the country and making money. Vaughn attributes his success to his belief that a man of music must move around the country, find out the kind of music that is important to people and give it to them. Monroe was born in Akron, O., on Oct. 7, 1911, the son of an engineer. The family moved frequently during his childhood. In Kent, O., at" the age of 11, Vaughn took home a badly battered trumpet and enthusiastically began his musical career. The trumpet, a cast-off from a boy down the street, so enchanted Monroe that his efforts on it won him a statewide trumpet contest at the age of 14. During his high school days, when the family was in Cudahy and Jeannette, Pa., Vaughn played in a number of bands and ] saved the money for college. i Band leader Gibby Lockhard I hoard Monroe's voice and occa- | sionally featured him as a vocal: isi. On his graduation from j Jeannette High School, Vaughn's I schoolmates elected him 'the boy most likely to succeed." In 1931. Vaughn entered Carnegie Tech's School of Music in Pittsburgh. Two years later, he left the school to join Austin Wiley's band and remained with this group until 1935. From 1935 to 1937 Vaughn worked with i Larry Funk and his band. CLASSICAL VOICE T ATE in 1937, Monroe went to Boston, his present homo, to accept a band offer from Jack Maryhard. well known as a manager of a group of society orchestras in the east. Monroe be^an as a trumpet player, became a featured vocalist and ultimately became a loader of one of the organizations. He combined his professional efforts with classical vocal studies at the New England Conservatory \ of Music. j In 1940, in Miami, Marshard and band agent Willard Alexander agreed that Monroe would excel as a singing bandleader. They hired a coach to eliminate the classical element from Vaughn's voice. His first singing engagement as a singing bandleader was at Sellers Ten Aorec in New England. In 1941, at New York's Paramount Theater, Vaughn proved to be popular. His success was undeniable and an engagement at the Commodore Hotel in New York followed. A long string of one-mghters followed. In the summer of 1940, the ''Vaughn Monroe Show" became a network .feature on radio. The success of the program won it a permanent network spot. A successful network television debut came in 1950. Vaughn has a wife, Marion, and two daughters, Candace, 9, and Christina, (i. His hobbies arc model trains, photography, pipe collecting and motorcycling'. An amateur pilot, Vaughn frequently flics his own plane, a Lockheed- 12, to and from band engagements. Businesswise, Monroe's interests include a famous New England restaurant in Framingham, Mass., and an educational toy and story company. Play Games as Easter Eggs Boil Make This Candy Hat For Easter Easter Eggs Provide Three More Games BY IDA M. PARDUE Eggs provide the theme for MARS.H MAUOW HAT BOX F-OR HAT these Easter games. MATCHING EGGS: For each player, cut two paper eggs the same color. If you run out of | about a candy egg apiece for the winners? EGG-ZAMINATION: Carefully break an uncooked egg open so you will, get two neat shell halves. Wash and dry the shell, colors, decorate white paper eggs Uvith stripes or polka dots. Put | one egg of each color or design into an empty Easter basket. Pass the others to the players. Make up .two teams. Line teams up an equal distance away from the basket. At the word go, • starting players run to the basket \ to match eggs, then back to tag the next players. The team to ' ' finish first, wins. EGG - SPEDITION: Cut as i many small paper eggs as guests. Write a player's name on each egg. Then hide the eggs. To BY IRMA HEGEL From round cookies, which serve as brims, and marshmallows, which make excellent crown*, you can fashion candy Easter hats that 'can be tucked in little sister's basket or serve as favors for your Easter party. The simplest frosting for coating the hats is confectioner's sugar, milk and vanilla, just a few drops of the vanilla and milk in the sifted sugar because the frosting should be thick and not runny. Once the frosting is mixed and stirred to a cream consistency, you must apply it quickly before it hardens. The underside of the marshmallow is frosted on the cookie first to hold it in place. If you want to add another marshmallow for a higher crown, frost the second on top of the first. Then, with a table knife, spread your mixture over the brim and under the crown last. Before the frosting hardens, press your decorations in place- bits of candied cherries, raisins, crushed peppermint, life-savers or chocolate flowers. Should the hat be vanilla- white, use chocolate trimmings. If you make the hat chocolate, contrast the color with white decorations. ( One girl constructed a small round hat box of cardboard, slightly larger than the cookie. The tiny pieces of cardboard were gum-taped together and covered with flowered wrapping paper. PARIS was written in black ink on the side of the box. The candy hat was placed in tissue paper and the box tied with black ribbon. The result was a delightful Rift and certain•£ OriinAl Oft* then put anything you wish into it and scotch-tape the halves back together. You might put in any of these things: half a dozen straight pins; a marshmallow; dried beans; buttons; anything light enough not to break through the shell. Pass the egg around to all players and then pass out scratch paper and pencils so they can write clown their guesses as to what the egg holds. Collect the papers. Read aloud all the wrong If no one has the right guesses, answer, the guessing Ofee hard boiled eggs or poke a hole in th& SAMB WAY tops and bottoms of a» TIE MOTHER fresh eggs and blow out theinsides... goes on play, divide players into two j until someone gets it. A choco- teams. The EGG-spedition starts I late egg would be a fine prize for at the word go, with each player i the person or persons who finally searching for his own egg. The j get the correct answer, team to finish first, wins. What Puzzles Finished? Here Are Answers FLOWERY REBUS: Portulaca; Pink; Statice; Zinnia. SCRAMBLED FLOWERS: Narcissus; Gladiolus; Bergamot. VOWEL-LESS FLOWERS: Wistaria; Cosmos, Daisy; Lilac. DIAMOND: P TRS TRITE PRIMULA STUNS ELS A MAKE A CHOICE: 1—b. 1000 years. 2—a. A student of the mind. 3—d. A doctor who works with children. 4—c. A place where soldiers buy supplies. 5— a. Ill will. 6—d. A minor error. 7—b. A kind of onion. 8—c. A dress ornament. 9—d. A choice between two ways of behaving. 10—b. A young swan. FLOWER CROSSWORD: FOR 7H£: 8OY OR ARTISTICALLY /JO £•*/£> TO WHAT CAM B£- 00A/&- CUTOUT LOWER To PIPS- CLEARER BY 1RMA HEGEL /COLORING eggs makes that Saturday before Eustcr a real party occasion. Have the egg-dye colors ready in paper cup», wax pencils too in order that everyone can write his own name on hi« egg and take it home. There is no trick to boiling eggs. Simply place the eggs in cold water to which a tablespoon of salt has been added. Adjust the burner to low heat so the eggs will come to the boiling point slowly. When the water bubbles, turn tho heat to the simmering level and leave the eggs In the water fifteen minutes, after which you immerse them in cold wator to prevent those dark rings forming around the yolks. Now the eggs are ready to be dried, marked and then dyed. While the eggs are boiling, it is a good time to play Fox and Chickens. The chickens hop on one foot, the fox runs about on all fours and he must catch a chicken in this position. The chicken he captures becomes a fox too and the more foxes, the more excitement. Easter Flower* Is another game. Cut your pictures from magazines and mount then on squares of cardboard. Select lilies, hyacinths, daffodils, crocuses—any spring flowers. Hide the pictures about the room. Whoever finds the biggest bouquet and can name each flower correctly wins a dime-store flower. Flowers that cannot be named do not score. Rabbit Race makes for fun, a handkerchief or string tied about the ankles and a hop to the WSMOOTH A RIBBON OVER IT LEAVING UNCHEttDS. MA BOW -2.WPUTATHINLINE OF HOUSEHOLD I | I CEMENTAROUNDHALF \ J AN EGG LENGTHWISE. ^LS 3.(A)Draivpart of a design on an egg with household cement on a toothpick... (B)SPRlMKLE COLOREDSitfAR OVER6LUE:- REPEAT UNTIL WUHAVE COVER- EDE66WITHDE5IM. finish line. A chocolate bunny to the winner. For the KKK Game, everyone i<§ given an egg-sh»pcd piece of paper, a pencil along with it. From a basket, each player draws a single printed word. The object is to write an Easter poem about the word drawn. Should on« player draw the word "chicken" his jingle might read like this: Candy chicks and toy-stort chickens Some are fat and some are much thinner You can have your sweets and cotton I prefer mine fried for dinner. Whoever writes the zaniest poem gets the prize of a chocolate egg. The coloring of the eggs can occupy the group until refresh* ment time. Serve nny flavor ic« cream, a candy egg on the top of the scoop, varicolored cupcakei in a basket, individual pop bottles wrapped in green paper, a flower attached with a pipe-stem cleaner to the cap. Teams Needed for Easter Egg Relay Draw an egg! Draw it right! If you do—Your team might—win this Easter party game. To play it, you will need two large sheets of wrapping paper. O'n each one, draw a big Easter basket. Scotch-tape the baskets side by side on a wall. Divide players into two teams. Give the end player on each team a crayon. Teams line up in two rows across the room from the baskets. At the word go, a player'from each team races for the basket and draws an egg—then races back to give the crayon to th« next player in line. The team to finish first, wins. Do the Riddles 1. Why is an opera singer lik« a confectioner? 2. Who was Jonah's tutor? 3. What is the difference between 100 and 1000? 4. Make five less by adding to it. 5. When is a sick man a contradiction? Good Deal Vera came up behind her father and put her arms about his neck. "Daddy, I have a lot of things I want to talk to you about." "Good!" said her father, tossing his newspaper aside. "I was afraid it was the things you haven't got that you wanted to talk about." RIDDLES: I—Because she deals in high screams (ice creams). 2 —The whale that brought him up. 3—0 (naught). 4—IV. 5-~When he is an impa- galient. Ever Try to Catch an Egg in a Basket? BY JOHN Y. BE ATT FklVIDE your party into two sides with an even number on each side. Let them decide by any well-known method which side will begin. Then let the captain of this side select two players. To one of these players, you hand a basket that has very low sides and no handle. If you do not have such a basket, a pie tin will serve the same purpose. To the other players, you hand a nil ' er e#g, or a rubber ball. It i will b« a lot better, of coitfJ* use a rubber egg or a rubber ball than to use hard-boiled eggs. The two players, who are both fiom the same side, stand four feet apart. One throws the egg into the air and the other player must catch it in the basket or on the pie tin without the egg (or ball) bouncing into the air. Though this is difficult, it can be done. The way to do it is to hold the basket rather high in the air, facing the direction from which I the egg will come. Be ready to tt* ba«fc£t In th* aaott <ti- rection as the egg is falling the instant the egg touches it If this is done just right, the rubber egg will not bounce. After one trial, the egg and basket are handed to the first players on the opposite side. U the egg is caught properly, on« point is credited to the side. If the egg bounces, a point against that side is recorded. The sidt that first makei 10 points if tht winner of the gam«. One ptnon is selected to be the judge and he must tell when the *gg ii properly

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