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May 15, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1954 BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Santa Maria Is Easy Model To Construct Despite Its Complicated-Looking Hull BY E. J. ANDERSON HPHE colorful carvels of Columbus, rising and falling on the long Atlantic swells, are relegated to the pages of history now, but that history can come alive for you when you build a model, like the one shown, of Columbus' Santa Maria. This model will fit nicely with a collection of ship models or it would be a fine one with which to start. The complicated-looking hull and rigging shouldn't scare anyone since it is really simple to do. The only thing to remember is to follow the plans carefully, as the shipbuilders of the fifteenth century built ships quite 'different from those of today. You can get a prepared model at any hobby shop or, if you care to, buy the plans and materials and go ahead on your own. EARLY SHIPS A description of the ships from which this model is talyen will help your work, Early shipbuilders had the idea that a high poop deck, the one at the rear of the ship, was necessary. It was a hangover from the days of the rowing galley, and made the ship Columbus sailed rather un- seaworthy. The officers' cabins were in the stern, as well as the wheel and chart room. The large stern cabin made spacious, dry quarters well above the sea. The sails were not designed scientifically to use the most wind, the way those of sailing boats now are, and the masts were stepped in different positions which made the vessels hard to control. The tigging, guys and stays were very different and the result is a model that looks quite unlike a later-day ship. HULL FIRST As in building all ship models, the hull conies first. Be careful to make both sides of it the same shape. Shave a little with your Completed model of Columbus' Follow directions carefully and stern. You can buy small bottles which is easily applied and will give the impression of the carved and gilded stern. Finish the hull, ornate decoration and all, first, and then get the masts ready to step. This vessel is called "square-rigged" because the yards carrying the sails are set square across the mast. Finish the masts without the yards, then fasten them in place after the masts have been stepped. SHIPYARD LINE This is the way it's done in a regular shipyard and it's best for a model builder to work along the same line. A word about the masts: Notice on the model the huge crosstrees knife and then sand with sand-1 ° r basket-like affairs on the paper, coarse at first and finer as | masts. As shipbuilders became the work progresses. When the j more design-conscious in later hull is perfectly smooth, put on years, these baskets disappeared. the first coat of paint, and lay out the deck plan. Old-time ships like these were very ornate and the best you can Fighting men stood in them and shot at men on other ships' decks, and they were also used as lookout posts. do on the smaller models is to | Follow the color scheme out- simplify the fancy rails and the, lined in the plans for these ships gilding on the huge overhanging {since they were very colorful You'll Find the Puzz!e Answers Here ADD - ANAGRAMMATIC: Ra, CROSSWORD: era, real, alter, taller, lateral. WORD SQUARE: CAPER ANISE PINTA ESTER REARS WORD CHAIN: SKIN, shin, chin, coin, corn, core, pore, port, pert, PELT. TRIANGLE: ESTEEM STORM TORN ERN. EM M CANDY TWISTERS: 1— Fudge. 2—Kisses. 3—Mints 4— Bon bons. 5—Taffy. 6—Caramels. 7—N u t b a r. 8—Gumdrops. 9— Marshmallows. 10—Penuche. 11 —Pralines. 12—F o n d a n t 13— Butterscotch. 14—Lifesavers. 15 —Nougat. 16—Creams. 17— Suckers. 18—Wafers. ZOO'S WHO Santa Maria is pictured above, your ship will look as authentic. and part of their beauty is the vividness. Besides the gilt on the stern, hulls were often green or orange or some other bright shade. The sails were usually tan because of the material from which they were made, and they i were decorated with colorful designs as is the model shown. Waving banners top the masts, the jibboom, and poop deck, and the model is complete. You'll have an authentic model as well as an attractive one if you follow these directions. Practice Is Needed for This Stunt BY VIOLET M. ROBERTS This stunt will furnish amusement at your next "gang session," but here's a tip. Practice at home until you can perform like a professional. Equip yourself with a small empty bottle such as maraschino cherries are packed in. Also a sheet of heavy white paper approximately the size of a dollar bill. Place the paper on a fiat surface, preferably a bare table top. Balance the inverted bottle near. the center of the paper, and ask if anyone would like to -try his luck at removing the paper without touching the bottle with the hands or upsetting it. Several will want to try, but it is doubtful if anyone succeeds. When it is your turn, begin at one end and carefully roll the paper toward the bottle. As you continue to roll, the bottle will be pushed along until it is removed from the paper. If you keep your fingers at the ends of the paper roll you will not touch the bottle with yo-ir hands. The secret .is to work slowly and carefully. Make a Card: ATPAP-000R, SPIDER THAT MESTSIM TRE E5 HAS BE&N OlS- COVEREDINTHE 0EL6JAW COMGOJT HOLLOWS OUT A GROOVE 1MTHE &ARKOFATRE£ 7 BUILDSJTS STRUCTURE THEREiW-, AND CAMOUFLAGES ITSO EXPERTLY THAT 7 UNTIL A FEW YEARS AGO,THEY HAD BEEN OVERLOOKED*. rHEPHlLADELPHlATOO CONTAINS %feOO SPECIMENS OF150 SPECIES OF ANiMALS-THEY ARE 5AiD TO LIVE wTUlS 100 THAN ANY THl THERE APE 45,000 ACRES OF GAME CAROLINA,., Birthday Near For a Friend? BY EDA M. An amusing birthday card can be made with a picture of a soda pop bottle. Find a picture in an old magazine. Cut it out. From a piece of plain paper, make a folder twice as wide as the picture, and just as long. Fold th« paper in half lengthwise and paste the picture on the front. Cut out again around the bottle. Do not cut through the fold. On the inside of the card, write or print this jingle: Just POPPIN' in to say Hope you have a fine birthday. If you are sending the card to someone far away, you might write: Wish I could POP in and say Best wishes to you today. Decorate the inside of the card with crayon*. Joni James Was Ballet Dancer Before Hitting Top as Singer BY JOEY SASSO A whole big thing has happened to a little girl named Joni James who was one* casually introduced as an "extra" on a Johnny "Cry" Ray television show. Joni, who sings with tears in her heart, set Tin Pan Alley on its well trained ear with her touching renditions. And once again the charmed circle of bigwigs in the music business are stymied over the mystery surrounding the country's latest hit and its creator. Out of the blue a star is born and her version of a song takes precedent over all others including those made by established stars—leaders in their field. But being an overnight sensation should come as no great surprise to Miss James who has been working toward such a goal almost since infancy. Born on Chicago's great South Side, she was barely walking when her mother, a struggling widow with six youngsters to feed and clothe, somehow found money to give Joni dancing lessons. While Joni had little time to become acquainted with her father before he died, it was Fuiro Babbo (James is Joni's mother's maiden name) who had endowed his favorite daughter with her musical talent. For musicians were the rule rather than the exception in the Babbo family. More than one has appeared in famed LaScala, just a few miles from their birthplace in Italy. It was one of the Babbos, Uncle James, who finally was re- Isponsible for Joni'« professional debut. Supering with a traveling opera company, Uncle James visited with his family in Chicago, and soon discovered that four years of study and hard work had made Joni a talented ballet dancer. He took Joni to an audition at the Children's Civic Theater, sponsored by the Drama League, and before she had danced her way through the first number, the youngster was "in" and her uncle had signed the necessary contracts. For the next few years Joni danced her way around in the best circles and just when she was ready to audition for the Edgewater Beach Hotel Show, produced by Dorothy Hild, she was felled by acute appendicitis, Joni had done some singing in high school participating in class musicals. Now, with her dancing career temporarily halted, she developed an act which featured the singing, just as a temporary measure. After playing her first club date as a singer the response was so impressive that she was encouraged to continue. Gradually Joni dropped her dance numbers, concentratitg more and more on the vocalizing. Finally, Joni, after considering a number of offers to make records, signed with MGM. And Within Weeks she had conquered still another medium of show business. Her first record "Why Don't You Believe Me?" caught on like wild fire and Joni was rushed back to the studio for another. Today Joni James is one of ths most sought-after young singers in show business. Quiz on Warm Weather Sports Q—What rule change on a certain kind of batted ball will help a hitter's average in baseball this year? A—When a fly ball scores a runner from third base, it will be scored as a sacrifice, not counting as a turn "at bat." * • . • Q—Little League baseball stages its own "World Series" every summer. Where are the play-oft games always held? A—Williamsport, Pa., on the field of the original Little League. * * * Q—Which is the better first- aid treatment lor a sprain or strain—hot packs or cold packs? A—Immediate cold treatment, states an article in the journal of the American Medical Association, will help to check bleeding; of tiny blood vessels that may be ruptured. After a day or two, hot packs can promote healing by aiding the blood flow. • • * Q—What team won the National Collegiate Track Charo- ponship in 1953 for the fifth straight year? A—University of Southern California. Puzzle Pete's Corner Starts With a Riddle for Young Fans r>0/r MT &UTTBRFLY RA8S/T DRAW THE RI&HT PICTURE IN THE RI&HTSWCE.' CAN JUMP. .2, HAS WINGS. 3 . HAS KITTENS CAN BARK 4. Crossword ACROSS 1 Youth 4 Closed car 6 Meadow 7 Decay 9 Blow with open hand 10 Famous English school 12 Babylonian deity 13 Three-toed sloth 14 Exude 17 Direction 19 High card 20 Huge tub 21 Compound ether 23 Unit of weight DOWN 1 Jump 2 Paid notice in a newspaper 3 Challenge 4 Body of water 5 Negative word I Aadwa bout of burd«a 8 Brown bread with heat 9 Observe 11 Insect egg 15 Frozen water 16 Trial 17 Level 18 River in Switzerland 22 Toward Word Square Puzzle Pete says that if you rearrange the letters in each row of this square correctly and then rearrange the rows, you'll find you can read your answer the same down as across: N N R T T R Word Chain Change an animal SKIN to a PELT. Make only nine moves and change only one letter at a time, but be sure you have • jood word with «ach cfaanf •. Add-Anagrammotic Add a ieMer to "an Egyptian sun god" and have "an age." Now add another letter and scramble for "genuine." Repeat procedure and have "to change," again for "greater in stature," and once more for "a kind of football pass." Triangle This triangle hangs from Puzzle Pete's high ESTEEM fcr his friends, like you. The second word is "to rage"; third, "ripped"; fourth, "a sea eagle"; and fifth, "a measure of type." How quickly can you complete the triangle from these clues? ESTEEM S T E E M Gomes With Words BY MARION P. STEVENS and RITA F. DEWEY • • Candy Twisters All of us like candy. There are many kinds to buy or make. The letters in each of the odd- looking words' below can be twisted about to spell some common kinds of candy. Try your hand at these twisters. Some of the long words are divided by dashes to help you. Get each part separately. Then put them together into a single word. 1. Deguf 2. Essiks 3. Timns 4. Nob nobs • 5. Alfty 6. Lemaracs 7. Brunta 8. Mug-prods 9. HarmS-walloms 10. Nep-huce 11. Rap-niels 12. Onf-tand 13. Tub-ret-thoccs 14. Elfi-ressav 15. Tangou 16. Smacer 17. Skcrcus 14. FtTMW Pen Pals Send Notes, Pictures To Captain Hal Helen Parker (loft) of Borden Springs, Ala., and David Pulido (right) of Corpus Christi. Tex.. «rnt their pictures *• Captain Mnl along with requests for pen p«U. /CAPTAIN HAL likes to see pictures of his pen pal» ^ friends. If you have a good photograph send it to Captain Hal, in care of this newspaper, along with your letter asking for pen pals. Be sure to tell mom that tlit picture will not be returned. Dear Captain Hal, I'm looking for pen pals. I am 10 years old. My hobbies are collecting post cards, I like outdoor Sports and I am a cub scout. I have brown hair and brown eyes. 1 have four brothers and one sister. David Pulido 737 Mohawk St. Corpus Christi, Tex. • * * Dear Captain 1-lnl, I am a girl 14 years old. My hobbies are collecting horse pictures and statues, dog pictures and rocks. If at all possible I would like to correspond with a girl in Ireland or Scotland. Barbara Brown 1015 Cheyenne Road Colorado Springs, Colo. • • * Dear Captain Hal, I am 15 years old. I like baseball, football, swimming and roller skating. I would like to hear from both boys and girls. Charles Andrews 52G South Main St. Mt. Holly, N. C. • • * Dear Captain Hal, I am 11 years old. I have brown hair and blue eyes. My hobbies are writing stories and collecting paper dolls. My favorite sport is swimming. Susan Yaegar 1634 Michigan Blvd. Racine, Wis. Spool Doll Entertains Small Fry BY MARGARET O. HYDE MATERIALS: 10 regular size spools, 1 larger size spool, 1 giant size spool, tempora or enamel paint, cord WHAT TO DO: Cut two pieces of heavy cord about 12 inches long. Twist these two pieces 'o- gether and make a large knot at one end. Put three regular size spools on the cord to make one leg of a toy man. Cut two more pieces of cord and repeat these instructions to make the other leg. Gather the four ends of the cords and push them through the largest spool to make the body of the man. On one cord that comes through the largest spool, string 2 regular sized spools and make a knot in the end for the arm. Do the same on the other side of the body to make another arm. Use the two remaining cords through the medium sized spool for the head. Knot the end of it. Paint the body and legs of the spool man as you wish. Put eyes, nose, mouth and ears on the spool which acts as the head. Odd One "We've got a baby with two feet but he can't walk." said Jean. "That's nothing," Joe answered. "At our house we have something with three feet and it can't walk either." "Three feet, Joe?" "fiurcl It's t yardstick." Dear Captain Hal, I nm a girl 11 years old. I lik« to write and play basketball, I am four foot, nine inches tall. My hair is light brown and my «y«i are blue. I would like to hav» pen pals between the ages of 1012 from every state. Helen Parker R. F. D. 1 Borden Springs, Alt. • » • Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl of 12. I havt dark brown hair and brown «y«f. My hobby is collecting stamps. 1 am very fond of basketball and bast- ball. I would like to hear from boys and girls between the tgM of 11-15. Florianne Wichmtn Loup City, Neb. • • • Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl nine years old. 1 have black hair and brown eyes. I would like for girli from 8-0 to write to me. I hav« • girl friend who has 50 pen pals. I'd like to have that many too. Mary Elizabeth Thompson 1500 West 15th SL Anniston, Ala. L find b CARDBOARD TUBES about 4i inches long and I i in. across. 2.PAINT THEM A&OUT HALFWAY DOWN WITH BRIGHTCOLORED POSTER PAINT. 3.Wh&nth& psint drys, number the tubes like this... 4. Set the tubes on end in a wedge shape. 5.LAYASTRIN6 ON THE FLOORABOUT 5 FEET PRO/A THE WEDGE. ...TAKETURN5 ROLLINS A BALL ATTHE TUBES.. . COUNT m

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