The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1954 · Page 7
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BLYTHBriLLl (AR«.) COtTCrER NEWS National Marble Contest To Be in Ohio This Year BOVJ Under 15 Are Eligible Write for Rules BY IRMA HEGEL \JARBLE time is here again and the would-be champions •re practicing their shots for the national tournaments to come Last year the Veterans of Foreign ,Wari' poets and departments conducted over seven hundred marble tournaments. This year the national tournament is to be held in Akron, Ohio, June 17, 18, »nd 19. The cost of sending the champi will be shared by the local VFW headquarters while food and housing, during the three days in Akron will be provided by the Summit County Council of the VFW. The first place winner will receive a bicycle, the second place winner, a watch, and the third place winner will be awarded a radio. Entertainment plans for the boys will include sightseeing trips to the various industries in Akron, plus a picnic at Summit Beach Park and the possibility of seeing a Major League baseball team in action, providing the Cleveland Indians are home during- the time the tournament is held. WHITE VFW Boys do not have to be affiliated with the Veterans of Foreign IWars to enter the contest. The requirement* are simply that all participants must be boys regularly enrolled in a private or public school with passing grades, certified by their teacher. Contestants must be under 15. There are rules of course and you should acquaint yourself with these. Apply to your nearest VFW Post or write the National Headquarters, Broadway at 34th Street, Kansas City 11, Missouri and ask for a copy of the National Youth Activity Pro- frank CHAMPION PLAT Tht championship type of play ft called "ringer marblei" because it ii played in a ring ten feet in diameter. Thirteen marbles are arranged in the shape of a crow and playen try to •hoot as many marble« out of the ring at they can. Only two players may play in a championship match. They "knuckle down" that is to Say one knuckle *t least must be in contact with the ground and the player must keep this, position until the shooter has left hi* hand. The first player obtaining seven marbles is the winner, providing that, on obtaining the seventh marble, the shooter also goes out of the ring. "Histing" which means raising the hand before the shooter leaves your fingers is a foul. The penalty is that you lose your •hot. "Hunching" which means moving your hand forward before the shooter has left your Umpire Finds Abuse Loneliness Is Part Of His Exacting Job SERIOUS BUSINESS—The tension shown by Emory Hunt of North Carolina is typical of championship marble matches. Emory participated in 1953 VFW National Marble Tournament. hand is another foul and also means a lost shot. Other fouls are, no rearranging of-the ground no changing of shooters, no communications with the coach, no walking through the ring and the wearing of the prescribed uniform. For VFW contestants this means a shirt furnished by National Headquarters, blue denim pants and soft-soled tennis or gymnasium shoes. BACK YARD RING While marbles are called Tad's game." the sport demands unusual skill. Watch a practiced player "spin" his marble to make a shot. That is one difficult play and there are, as you as a player mow, many others. You can build a ring in your evel area. The outline of the ten-foot ring should be one-half inch wide and one-half inch deep. Mark the center of the ring and form your cross of marbles at right -angles, each marble three inches away from he next one. Marbles must be round, made of glass and not more than % of an inch in diameter. The shooter must be •ound and made of any substance except metal. Shooters generally measure one-half inch in diameter. You will need a volun- ;eer referee and scorer too. This serious play is good practice and ou might produce a neighborhood champ. MARBLE GAMES If champion stuff does not in- exest you, you can play back- •ard marble games for the fun of it. One of these games is called "Piggy Miggs." Seven loles are dug, two inches across and one inch deep. The holes are spaced a couple of feet apart and he aim is made for the first hole, 'layer* shoot in succession. If he first player does not succeed on getting his migg in the pig, You'll Find the Puzzle Answers Here CEOiSWORDt LETTER OUTi 1—Poor. 2— Erase. 3—Spadt. 4—Elf. 5—Four. «—Gait. 7—Early. 8—Wire. 9— Anger. 10—Cart. 11—Drab. 12— Shoe. 1«—Alto. 14—Trade. 15— VeeL 16—Clear. 17—Pest. 1ft— Cast!*. M>—TPhose. 20—Snare. BOMOMIMc Week, woe**. WACKY COMPASS: It takes two to make a quarrel. EGG RIDDLE: The egg pops back up again because the air in the bottle is compressed when the egg ii forced down. This gives the air increased pressure and the pressure pushes the egg out again. HOW MANY WORI>S?: Tames, steam, teams, meats, mate*. TRIANGLE: R RE" / PEP GALA PAGES RELENT SSPASTS the second player might hit the stray migg and that counts three points for him. Each pig is valued at seven points and the high scorer wins. All rniggs are returned to their owners at the end of the game. There is also the oldie game of shooting marbles into a board on which ten holes have been cut numbered 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50. From a given line,, marbles are aimed at these holes, high score winning. "Flying Ducks" takes wind and no shooting skill at all but you had better be wearing overalls for this one. It means getting down upon all fours on either a concrete or sand course and blowing a marble to the finish- cup. Three and four contestants inch along, huffing and puffing for all they are worth. The spectacle means laughs for the audience and plenty of wind for those in the race. BY IRBY OOOFBR TtfO man in tht world of «P° rt takes a« much abuse »• to« baseball umpire. He'* the subject <rf oriticiim from fans and player*. And the criticism is never wry gentle. He's accused of b«inf blind, of being a robber, of being a stupid jerk. It'* all a colorful part erf the game, this needling of the men in blue. And, thank goodness, there are enough umpires who are thick-skinned and who take pride in their work, to that they can do a good job despite being called every name in the book. Baseball may well boast of the integrity of its umpire*. Not in the history of the game ha* the dishonesty of an umpire been proved. And baseball has strict rules to protect this integrity of its umpires. Rules that compel a major league umpire to lead a lonely life. The big league umpire can never fraternize with the players. He does not live in the same hotel with the players, seldom travels on the same train. Further, umpires" are not allowed to visit race tracks or bars; they must always be careful of their friend*, lest they be accused of association with shady characters. An umpire 1 ! work fe never easy, even without the cat-calls and the pop bottle* that are hurled his way at times. For, unlike the players, he must be on his feet all through the game. He must, always be alert, ready for the ordinary or the unusual. And he must be ready to render his decision at once. If he is hesitant in his decision—well, more pop bottles and more catcalls. The life of the umpire is tough, all right. The abuse gets rough, the loneliness is difficult and the work is exacting. But there are rewards, too. For one thing, there's salary. Big league umpires receive around $10,000 for working the 5%month season. And, as the immortal umpire Bill Klemm said, "You can't beat Spring Suggests Bicycle Powwow Indian Style BY IRMA HEGEL one spring Saturday, your bike can be a pony and you an Indian. That does not take too much imagination when you invite your churni to Join you. Assemble the bicyclist! early in the morning and have cardboard name-tag* ready. "Red Bird," "Brown Dog," "Mighty Elk," "Little Dove," "Running Deer," "Rain-in-the-Face," »re all good Indian names. You can think up several more. If Anyone forgets his Indian name or someone else's, have him pay a penalty, the forfeits to come later. Pack plenty of hamburger sandwiches (buffalo meat), potato chips (salted skins), oranges, lollipops with colored feathers for prizes and chocolate peppermint drink (fire bark). Head for one of the nearby parks and be sure you follow safety rules, one person to a bike, traveling single file, keeping to the right of the road and observing all traffic signals. At the park, corral the ponies which means standing the bikes out of the way of others, and settle down for fun. A quiet sitting game is best for a starter. Since Indians are supposed to have keen eyes, begin an alphabetical what-d i d-you-see-on-your-trip- here? "I saw a long black ant," Red Bird begins. Brown Dog continue*: "I taw a long black ant and a flying bluejay." ; Each player must add soma- thin-g he saw in alphabetical se- Puzzle Pete's Corner OfVarietyWitWork Croisword ACROSS 1 Rub out 5 Individual 6 Dance step 8 Crafts 9 Little island 11 Prevarication 12 Scopes 13 Bone 14 Compass point 15 Names (ab.) 16 Middays 18 Fish 19 Concludes 20 Greek god of war 21 French coin 22 Correlative of neither 23 Fortification DOWN 1 Grafted (her.) 2 Legal point 3 Steeple 4 Facility 5 Prayers 7 Malign 8 Solitary 10 Domestic slaves 12 Onager 14 Follow after 1-7 SmtH 18 Press 20 Collection of sayings How Many Words? See how many five - letter words you can make by using just the five letters A, E, M, 3, and T. Use aH the letters in each word. WANTED: Pen Pals by Puzzle Homonym Pete's missing words sound alike, but are spelled differently. Can you finish hie sentence? She didn't feel to after rectinr &tt . WACKV COMPA&S 4&&8L*. w TO HMD THt fROVSRB COMC6ALED HEREr PurtLfr PfcTt Triangle Here's a triangle based on REPASTS. Th« second word is "a musical note"; third "energy"; fourth "festive"; fifth "parts of book*"; and iixth "to soften in temper." R E P A S T REPASTS Dear Captain Hal, I arn a girl 12 years old. I am five feet, four inches tall. I have dark brown hair and eyes. I like music and play the piano and sing. I also like to ride horses. Alice Jones R. F. D. 2 Knightstown, Ind. * « * Dear Captain Hal, I am 11 year* old. I have long brown hair and hazel eyes. I am in the sixth grade at school. I like to ride horses and would like to have one of my own. I live in the capital city of Montana. I would like to hear from boys and girk all over the world. Judy Castles 1210 Highland Helena, Mont. Games With Words By Marion P. Steven* »nd RHa F. Dewer 4 EASY WAYS TO DECORATE EASTER EGGS i MAKE DESIGNS ON M0$ WITH-CRAYONS-PIP EW IN EASTER E6&DYE. 2. CUT PIECES OF ADHESIVE TAPE-STICK ONTO EG0 IN A DESIGN... DIP EGG IN DYE.,.REMOVE TAPE, I." CUTEARSFROM PAPER, PASTE- EARS ON.,eUT CIRCLE OF ADHESIVE TAPE FOR NOSE AND STICK ON BROOM STRAW WHBKERS WJTHIL.DRAWEYESANDAWH WITH BLACKCRAYOW...MAKE CIRCLE OFHEAVYPAPERfOROXIAft. 4. STICKON STRIPS OF NARROW CELLOPHANE TAPE THELOJfr WAY...6LUEAWIDEMNPOF RIBBON AROUND THE CEMTBR. GLUE SMALL BUTTONS TORIB80N, word below, and rearrange the remaining letters to make the meaning given. The word to make from No. 1 is POOR. 1. DROOP—Destitute. 2. CREASE—To rub out. 3. PASSED—Digging tool. 4. LEFT—Fairy. 5. FLOUR—The square of two. 8. EAGiLE—High wind. 7. REALLY—Ahead of time. 8. WRITE—Send a telegram. 9. GANDER—Rage. 10. TRACE—A wagon, M. BREAD—Dull-colored. 12. HOUWB-rootwee*. 1«. TALOK — Woman'* low voice. 14. RETARD—To buy and sell. 15. LEAVE—A kind of meat. W. CELLAR—Transparent. 17. STEEP—A nuisance. 18. ELASTIC—Large stately residence, IB. HONEST —Oppoiite of "theee." ANSWIR-JFrap. Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 11 years old. I have brown hair and blue eyes. My hobbies are collecting dolls and cups and saucers. In my spare time I read, write letters or poetry and listen to records. I would like to have letters from both boys and girl* between the ages of 10-13. Peggy Ann Milhoan Box 624. Lafayette, Colo. Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 14 years old. My hobby is writing to pen pals. My favorite sport is basketball. I would like to hear from boys and girls between the ages of 12-16. Rosalie Parisi 237 North 21st Las Vegas, Nev. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 10 years old. My hobby is collecting pictures of movie stars. My favorite stars are Ann Blyth and Gregory Peck. I try not to miss Sunday School and I read a little from my Bible each night. I take horseback riding lessons. I would like to have pen pals from the ages of 8-12. Kathy Reifke 2088 Kathleen Dr. Naps, Calil * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 13 years old. I have blond hair and blue-gray eyes. I have hobbies such as collecting stamps and music. Brenda Myers 1029 Thoma* St. Stubborn Egg Riddle For this trick use a hard- boiled Easter egg. an empty quart miik bottle and some water. Remove the shell from the egg and wet the surface of the egg to make it slippery. Lay the egg, point down, on the mouth of an empty milk bottle. Push down on the egg with the palm of your hand so that the egg it almott in the bottle. Remove your hand and «ee what happens. Then read the answer column to learn why. AW IWDIAKI POW-WOW A 600D A TALK AM& OO W/iL B£- POWG5 "TVtt £>AWD MA^E A TARaeT-TC>SS FOR ARROWS quence, remembering and repeating what the player before him has said. Those who forget, best memory gets a lollipop bearing a yellow feather. With everyone rested, it's time for activity. Line up the contestants for a balancing race, an orange on every head and a fast walk to the finish-line. Everyone keeps his orange and the winner gets the red lollipop. GAMES TO PLAT "Scalping Party" is just the old game of "Tag—You're It" "H" stands before a tree, a paper-bag on his head. The other Indians must try to snatch the scalp without "It" catching them. Should anyone succeed, "It" runs after the raider and the others who do their best to hide. Whoever "It" tags must wear the scalp next and the game continues at before. "Indian Blanket" calls for a blanket but who wants to tote those along? Draw one big rec- two feet apart. The group stands on the big blanket to begin with and the prompter calls "Jump off." N o one moves. "Bravee jump on" the prompter calls and the boys jump to the smaller rectangle. "Squaws jump on" those not being able to join the braves are out. Command* rattle the players. Lollipop prizes to ttoe braves and squaw* who stay in the longest. REFRESHMENT TOMB "Branding a Pony" consists in dividing the players into, three*. The threesome form a line, handi on the waist o/ the player In front. The ponies run about while the Brander tries to attach himielf to the tail of any pony he can. A prize to the Indian who brands the most ponies. Cocentric circles, numbered, and marked in the wind, make t good target tost for arrow* (you can use twigs). Those- hitting the smallest circle or bull's-eye merit a price. After refreshments, oome« forfeit-time when those who forgot their names or those of their companion* muet do ffciott. First British Flag Went to Nova Scotia BY ERNEST S. KELLY The first Grant of a Coat of Arms and a Flag to any section of the British Empire was that ada, in 1625 and 1828 by Charles the First, King of England, who was the second English king to wear the United Crowns. The design of the Arms granted Nova Scotia ii a merger of the Scottish National Arms with the Royal Arms of Scotland, a privilege seldom granted. Authentic originals have been lost, but reproduction* art produced in Edinburgh. At the Confederation of Canada in 1867 a new Coat of Arms was offered Nova Scotia but wai rejected on the grounds that the original Coat of Armi was more suited. So the second grant was cancelled in 1929 and the ancient Scottish emblazon is still in force. Nova Scotia's Royal Scottish Flag combines the Cross of St. Andrew, adopted in Scotland in 1385, with the historic Red Lion of Scottish king*. Royal Arm! and Flag are exclusive possessions in Nova Scotia whicb no other part of the Empire enjoys. Nova Scotia's beautiful ban* ner, bearing national pennant*, still flies over that Maritime Province and is flown, In all official ceremonie* Union Jack. alongside the Facts and Figures The coyote, formerlr almost exclusively a western animal, if now found in many parts of eastern United States. Three-eighths of all the land in Montana is owned by the U. i. federal government. Alabama is known ai the cot* ton state. Th« color of the tropical plan* guaco is repugnant to reptiles. The honey guide, a bird smaller than a robin, leads African tribesmen to honey tree*, eating the wax and larvae after the men take the honey, says the National Geographic Society. —H. Alietioa ZOO'S WHO THE PRAJWf CMCKIN* ONCE PLENTIFUL IN EVERY STATE KENTUCKY ID THf FROM THE AMERICAN PLAIWS..ONLV AFEW5CATTERCP FLOCTK« K.EMAINI IN ABOUT FIFTEEN SINTifW Comtros & Film SPECIAL 8x10 PORTRAITS ONLY $2.00 EACH THROUGHOUT APRIL

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