The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 24, 1954
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SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BAGS nun PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Special Friends Will Appreciate May Day Baskets /AAV DAY 1$ TM& TlMEr To MAW6 6AVLY TRlMM&D OKI THE- DOORS FR1EWD5- MAP& FROM A HALF CIRCLE-, WITH A RI&SOKI AROUWD THE:TOP IS" ATTRACTIVE-- BY FOUD1K16 1*4 THE CORNERS OF A SQUARE; TWICE, A CONTAINER WITH FOUR POCKETS CAM ~ BY ERMA REYNOLDS Basket? May 1, or May Day as it is called, is the time when boys and girls place gayly tr .imed baskets, filled with candy or spring flowers, at the doors of their friends. They ring the doorbell, then dash away to hide, for they are not supposed to be caught in the act of leaving their gift. Of course, a slip of paper, bearing the giver's name, is placed in the basket so that it can be known who has left the May Basket. It is also nice to leave baskets thut-in acquaintances. USE PAPER CUPS Paper drinking cups and nut cups make good foundations for the baskets. Small-sized cereal boxes, cut down to a shorter size, can be used. Empty milk cartons can be cut down into an attractive box. Paper doilies or wallpaper can be folded into cornucopia shapes. Bright-colored construction paper can be folded into box shapes. To decorate the cups and boxes, cover them first with a thin coating of paste. Fold tissue paper double, and cut it long enough to go around the basket twice. Crepe paper can also be used by shirring it around the basket with a thread and needle. Cut these papers wide enough so they will extend above the top 1. fold a 9 inch square of COLORED PAPER in half twice. of the basket. Cut this extr c paper into a fringe. Braid a handle of ribbon or crepe paper or wind a piece of wire with crepe paper. Fasten these handle: to the basket securely. For extra trimmings use paper doily edgings and scallops, or paste on snowflakes cut from the paper doily. Bows are made from crepe paper. Silver or gold stick- on stars are pretty. Flowers can be cut from old greeting cards and pasted on. To make a cornucopia, use heavy, bright-colored paper or pieces of wallpaper. Cut a half circle and roll the paper into a cone shape. Paste the overlapping edges together and fasten a ribbon loop at the top. Cornucopias made from paper doilies Should have the lower section of the doily cut off into a point shape. Roll into the cone shape, paste the edges, and decorate with a ribbon threaded through the lacy edge. SPECIAL TRIMMINGS Use squares of bright-colored paper for another style of basket. Fold each corner of the paper so that the points meet in the center. Turn the square over and turn the corners to the center again. Turn this smaller side over, push the center up and the corners down to form little pockets. Attach a braided crepe paper handle and trim with stick- on stars or flowers. These baskets are such fun to fashion and they make May 1 a day nice to remember. How !t Began: 2. THEN FOLD AGAIN ON DOTTED LINE. 3.CUT ON 4t HEAVY LINES UKEIHB:,, 4. OPEN FOLD 1AND, AND, 2 PUT AND FLAPS 3 UP FLAPS a 5. FOLD PL APS A AND C INTO CENTER AND HE TOGETHER WITHA&AAILPIECEQFRIWON. ...THEN FOLD UP FLAPS * ANDP AND TIE D WITH A LARGER RIBBON. Extra Money? -You're Lucky To Have It BY ERNEST S. KELLY Unless you're lucky enough to get an allowance you probably do odd jobs to earn "pin money." But, do you know where the term came from? Pins were invented early in the fourteenth century, and for a long, long time afterwards pin makers were allowed to sell their product only on the first and second of January. The reason? Simple. Women, delighted with the novelty and usefulness of pins, spent household money to buy them. In those days pins, new and strange, were very expensive, and only the rich could really afford to buy them. But housewives bought, anyway. Husbands complained, so a law was passed restricting the sale of "pins." The wives, not to be outdone, started putting aside a bit of money each week to buy pins, on January 1 and 2. These "savings" became known as "pin money." Even today, small amounts of money set aside to purchase trifles is known as "pin money." Facts and Figures Tungsten, used in lamp filaments, automobile ignition contacts, X-ray tubes, and the like, has the highest melting point, about 6100 degrees Fahrenheit. Many Japanese feel that Buddhism and Shinto are two forms of the same religion and so accept' both faiths. —H. AUetson j Write to Copt. Hal's Pen Pals Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl of 12. My hair is red and my eyes are baby blue. I love music and dancing very much. I like horses and dogs for pets. Cornelia Yvonne McCoy Box 501 Mathis, Tex. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 12 years. old. I have brown hair and brown eyes. I would .like to hear from boys and girls -32 and over. My hobby is collecting perfume bottles. Marilyn Doutre Route 3, Box 479 Racine, Wis. Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 15 years old. I have brown hair and gray eyes. I would like to hear from boys and girls my own age, or older. Jacquelin Bauer R. F. D. 1 Gibsonburg, O. * * • Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 12 years old. I have brown hair and brown eyes. My favorite sport is bowling. I'would like boys and girls from other states between the ages 12-14 to write to rne. Mary Ann Mannina R. F. D. 1, Box 6 New Iberia, La. * » * Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 13 years old. I have dark blue eyes and long black hair. My hobby is collecting pictures of movie stars. I would like to hear from both boys and girls. Gerry Lou Newell Box 6 Janesville, la. Bike Clubs Are Popular Again; Start One in Your Community BY HAROLD GLUCK "DICYCLE riding is a favorite sport among boys and girls of all ages. Many students ride to and from school on their bikes. So it is very easy to organize a bike club either in your school or in the neighborhood. America's army of cyclists numbers 22,000,000. Boys and girls from the age of four to 14 form 95 per cent of this country's biking population. It is best not to have more than a dozen on any bike hike. Plan it either to a park, a recreation center, or some historical point. Figure out the mileage, the route, and traveling time. j Should students plan on overnight bike hike? The answer to that is simple. Only with the consent of parents and the accompaniment of an adult. The normal bike hike is best on a weekend. Luggage should be reduced to' plastic rain coat, rain hat. and a minimum because it must be | an emergency pair of plastic carried in a case on the bike or I overshoes. They take up little in a knapsack. Try to wear a \ room. But if you are caught in short coat with big pockets to '. a shower they will keep you dry In jrrent-jrrandma's day. and the hicyde-built-for-two era. outings on bicycles was one of the favorite retroations among: young: people. hold the extras. Take along a until you can drive to some safe shelter. You can carry with you two or three sandwiches and chocolate bars. If you have a canteen or an unbreakable vacuum bottle, lake it with you } and fill it with something to drink. Not all riders need carry emergency equipment for bike repairs. Let two members of the club carry this stuff with them. Have sufficient money and always carry an identification card. If you are using a battery search light on your bike, carry a spare battery and bulb. And last, but not least, take a camera. During the summer you can take bike hikes to a nearby lake or beach. The modern bathing suit doesn't occupy too much space. Here Is a safety rule that's good to remember on any bike trip: Never leave for your return trip home when you are tired. Always start before you are tired. You need a lot of energy to go home and be alert on vour bike. Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 14 years old. My hair is short and very dark blond and I have blue eyes. I am five feet, two inches tall. My hobbies are collecting movie star pictures and stamps. I would like to hear from boys and girls 14 years of age and older. Marlene M. Gray 58 Chester St. Lawrence, Mass. Gomes With Words Bring Bucketboll Out Famous Fourths Test Makes Good SpringGame 4. What is the Fourth Commandment? By Marion P. Stevens and Rita F. Dewey This game tests both your gen-1 5. What is the fourth color in eral information and your abil-|ihe rainbow beginning with red? ity to judge and reason. j 6. Name the world's fourth You may have to guess some j largest ocean. of the answers but try anyhow.) 7. What is the fourth largest Very few people could get all of! continent? these famous fourths right. score of 10 is very good. 1. Who was the fourth president of the United States? 2. What is the fourth largest planet? 3. Name the world's fourth largest island. A! 8. Name the i i the Bible. fourth book of Puzzle Pete's Utah Uprisi Utah Rebus Puzzle Pete says you can fin :he four facts about Utah he' lidden in this rebus if you us he words and pictures carefully Crossword Cartoonist Cal has put Puzzle Pete's crossword puzzle on a silhouette map of Utah: ACROSS 2 City in Utah 7 Lofty self-respect 8 South America (ab.) 9 Exists 10 Make into law 12 Lets it stand DOWN 1 Coppices 3 Ced* 4 The gods 5 Decree 6 Birds' homes 11 An (Scot.) Utah Mix-Ups Three facts about Utah are in these strange lines. Rearrange the letters to uncover them: LADY TAR TINTS SEA TERSE DREAM GAIN CRATE MINK UNTO GAINS Jumbleayah Puzzle Pete had his usual trouble keeping his sentence about Utah straight. Can you fix it? City's seats Salt Mormon 12,000 Lake persons. Tabernacle Diamond Utah's nickname is "BEEHIVE State,' : which gives Puzzle Pete a center for his diamond. The second word is "Roman bronze"; third "rugged mountain crest"; fifth "steps over a fence"; and sixth "night before an event." B E E BEEHIVE I V E This Puzzle Shows Up May Flowers BY IDA M. PARDUE Each of these small words are pieces of posies. Can you fit them into the empty spaces and spell twelve flowers? TOCK. PAN. LIP. PEON. VIOL. IS. AN. CAN. ONE. A. ON. BEG. GLAD. A. AS. ALE POP. AME. 1. — et J. ir — 3. — z _ a 4. — ioli 6. — em — 7. — n — 8. — sy 9. — py 9. Name the fourth gospel. 10. What is the fourth largest state in the United States? 11. Name the fourth largest city in the United Slates. 12. Name the world's fourth largest city. 13. What do<ss the Fourth Estate mean? 14. What is the fourth largest of the Great Lakes? 15. Name the fourth largest country of South America. 16. Name the world's fourth most populous country. 17. What is the world's fourth longest river? PuzzSesFinished? Here Are Answers UTAH REBUS: Salt Lake City; Sugar beets; Sego lily; Canyons. UTAH MIX-UPS: Latter Day Saints; Great American desert; King's mountain. CROSSWORD: JUMBLEAYAH: Salt Lake City's Mormon Tabernacle seats 12,000 persons. DIAMOND: B AES ARETE BEEHIVE STILE EVE E PIECE THESE POSIES: 1- JIMMY WENT TO THE 5TORE...BUTL05T HIS WAY. CAN YOU HELP HIM GET HOME? DON'T CROSS OVEf? t/A/££ OR GO BACK Wife's Laziness Made New Food 10. 11. 12. — Ilia — y • __, ^ You'll find the answers under i?"e These Posies" elsewhere >n Uiu pag*. violet. 2—iris. 3—azalea. 4—gladioli. 5—begonia. 6—anemone. 7 cannas. 8—pansy. 9—poppy. 10 —c a m e 11 i a. 11—peony. 12— stock. FAMOUS FOURTH S: 1— T ames Madison. 2—Uranus. 3— Madagascar. 4—Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. 5— Green. 6—Arctic Ocean. 7— South America. 8—Numbers. 9— John. 10—New Mexico. 11—Los Angeles. 12—Tokyo. 13—The Press. 14—Lake Erie. 15—Co-j lombia. 16—United States. 17—j I Yan^tze-Kiang. I BY JOHN Y. BEATY TTANG three buckets In a row about six or eight inches apart. Now tie a string or a light rope around the bottom of each bucket, pulling it tight. Fasten this string or rope to the ceiling or tree from which the buckets are hanging and lift the bottom of the buckets until they are almost, but not quite, as high as the top of the bucket. If you wish you may write numbers on the bottoms, on the inside of the bucket, numbering the one at the left 1, the middle one 2, and the right one 3. This is not necessary, however, because you can easily remember the numbers. HOW TO SCORE Starting at the buckets, take long steps away from them until you have taken four steps. Now throw balls and see if you can make the ball drop into one of the buckets and stay there. After you have practiced a little while, you will be able to place the ball into xvhichever b u c k e t you choose. Now get some of your friends to play the game with you. Let the bucket at the right count 3, when a ball stays in it. Count 2 for the middle bucket, and 1 for the left. Take turns in throwing the balls. If you have two balls, let the first one who plays, throw both of them, one at a time. Then let the next player throw both balls, and so on. The one who first makes a score of 25, is the one who wins the game. If you can't remember the scores, have someone write them on a sheet of paper opposite the name of each player. It's True Mother: Did you push your ittle brother downstairs? Bobby: Not me! I only pushed him down one step. He fell the rest of the way! \ BY LEE PRIESTLEY JTANANA, the Arab merchant looked about his tent will distaste. The hangings sagged the carpet that covered the sane had gone long unswcpt, th cooking pots were smoke grimed Then he stirred the heap o rugs whore Fatima, his wife, stil slept noisily although the sun was high in the heavens, "Rise thou lazy one," he commandcc sharply. Fatima groaned and stretched Then she turned her face to the wall of the tent and burrowcc into the cushions. If she kept quiet perhaps Knnana would do for himself whatever unwelcome task he proposed for her. "Up," shouted the husband angrily. "Know you not that I must go .forth this day on the trade routes to meet the camel caravans? How can I sell anything to the camel drivers if they have already gone when I reach the oasis? And gone uiey will be iJ you do not rise and help ma to pack." Fatima groaned then and laid her white hand upon her forehead. "It is the pain again," she murmured, peeping beneath her long lashes to sec how Kanana reacted to her invention. "Oh, my head!" The husband looked down at her uncertainly. He did not wish to be unkind although he suspected that his handsome but lazy spouse was tricking him again. "Only get me some milk for the evening meal, then," he said gruffly. "I will attend to the packing myself." When he had gone through the tent flap, Fatima bestirred herself enough to empty a bowl of milk into a skin bottle that her husband could hang from his saddle. Then she returned to her couch and groaned convincingly until the merchant departed. BIG MISTAKE 17" AN AN A thought about his beautiful wife that evening when he opened the skin bottle and prepared for his evening meal. The milk with a handful of dried dates would make a good meal. He would have to think of some plan to cure Fatima of her laziness. The milk would not pour from the skin bottle. Frowning, Kanana upended it over bis bowl .N.xXV^^x Fatima, Kanaim's lazy wift, had carelessly dumped ih* milk into an uncured bottle. But the mess that resulted tasted far better than milk. and thumped it heartily. Out fell a thick yellowish curd. Kanant stared, and then examined tha skin bottle. Then he groaned. Fatima had carelessly dumped the milk into a new and un cured bottle mad* from the lining of n calf's stomach. Some substance contained therein had changed the milk into this firm curd. Hesitantly Kanana tasted th* odd mess. He tasted again, hi» frown disappearing. This wai far better than milk. "And I have the answer to curing my wife's laziness," he said aloud. "She shall keep busy souring milk into skin bottles made from the lining of a calf's stomach to make this new food." Other and better housewives 'ound ways of curing the curd that was produced by the action of the rennet in the calves' stomachs on milk and so the first cheese was made. Many coun- ries and communities became amous for the varieties of cheesa produced there and the world was richer for one of the great staple foods. That's Something The junior boys and girls wer* boasting of the musical instruments they played. Mary played he piano, Jim, the drums, Tony, he accordion, Louis, the violin. Vlary's 4-year-old sister, Pudgy, as a sober-faced eavesdropper. "Poor Pudgy," said Louis, "you a n't play on anything yet." "I can too," Pudgy spoke up. I play on the linoleum." ZOO'S WHO A CAMEL ie SEVENTEEN YEAT^5 OLD BEf OffvE IT 16 FULL-GPQWM...f ANNU/4L.L-Y-E4T A&OUT 100,000,000 JFALLFOQP cousmtD /NTH? u,5, t ONE-FOURTH is SUPPLIED w COWfc IN ONE WAY OP*

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