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May 29, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACE THREI PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Capt. Hal's Pen Pals Want Lots of Mail Clubs Exist in Many States Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 11 years old. I have brown eyes and brown hair. My hobby is swimming and fishing. I would like to hear from boys and girls 10-12 years old. Genevieve Santa Cruz Route 1, Box 251 Biloxi, Miss. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 12 years old. I have blonde hair and blue-gray eyes. I am five feet, three inches tall I would like to have many pen pals. Ruth Ann Huck 1429 Grange Ave. Racine, Wis. * * • Dear Captain Hal, I would like to have pen pals of all ages. I am a girl 13 years old. I am five feet, seven inches tall and weigh 100 pounds. I have red hair and blue eyes. My hobbies are dancing and swimming. I have no brothers or sisters. Mimi Wenz Schell Drive Ambridge, Pa. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 14 years old. I have brown hair and brown eyes. I enjoy dancing and singing. I like to watch baseball and basketball games. I would like to hear from boys and girls between the ages of 14-17. Marlene Stowe Route 1 Clover, S. C. Genevieve Santa Cruz of Biloxi, Miss. Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 11 years old. I would like to hear from pen pals j Robbed the Store? BY HAROLD GLUCK THE CHALLENGE: Are you wide awake? Can people fool you? If someone told you a story with an error in it could you spot what was wrong? Paul Hosted is your age and he is in the same class as you are in school. You are going to match wits with him. He listened to a story and knew just what was wrong with it. See if you can do the same. ./s '/ was a body in the living room of the Rusted home. On a comfortable chair Mrs. Husted was seated and looking patiently at a scene. Her only son, Paul, had a first aid text book in his hand. Arthur Zorn, reporter on Centerville's one and only leading newspaper, was playing "injured." "You were just hit by an auto- moble," began Paul, "and I must give you first aid. Now where is the information I need? Is it on page 37? Or 62?" "Suppose you look in the index," suggested Arthur Zorn. "I am getting a \vee bit tired being * * all over the world. I have blond hair and blue eyes. My hobby is collecting post cards. Barbara Goodrol 13 Defiance St. Ticonderoga, N. Y. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 14 years old. I live on a 200-acre farm. We have a bay mare called Chico and two dogs. I love to ride horseback and I belong to the Circle A Riders Saddle Club. I would like to have both boys and girls for pen pals. Pat Stoeckel Route 1 Osakis, Minn. DRAW AN X BY THE THINGS YOU' NEED WHEN YOU 60 TO BED-DRAW A V BY THE THINGS YOU NEED AT SCHOOL AND DRAW AN 0 &Y THE THINGS YOU NEED WHEN YOU EAT DINNER , r U-Z-t-l (138 on the floor. And we have an appointment with Mr. Wales at 2 o'clock." "We will have to take care of fractures next time," replied Paul. "I am really anxious to meet Mr. Wales." "Not as anxious as he is to meet you," snapped back Arthur Zorn. "He doesn't believe a boy like you exists. So we are going to his office. He is an insurance adjuster. He has a case to settle this afternoon and we are going with him." Herbert Wales had an office on the sixteenth floor of the Mercury Building. He was a middle aged man, slightly balding. There was a very friendly smile on his face as he greeted his two visitors. "My son read all about your adventures in the local newspaper," began Mr. Wales, "and he suggested that I meet you and get your help. As an adjuster it is my job to settle cases which are covered by my company. I have been working for them during the past twenty years. Which means I have met many people. "When I have a hunch that Riddles 1. Why was the elephant the last animal in the ark? 2. Why is the schoolmaster like a grindstone? 3. Why should a horse not be hungry on his journey? 4. Why is a ; dressmaker not likely to lose her hooks? 5. When does a chair resemble a lady's dress? 6. When are ladies like belfries? The drugstore clerk had fainted from fright. something is wrong, I just follow my hunch. I believe that Frank Gessers, the clerk in Mr. Adler's drugstore is not telling the truth. But I can't prove he is a liar. He told his story to the police and they questioned him for three hours. Couldn't find a flaw in it or break him down. "Mr. Adler runs an all-night drugstore on Madison and Pine Streets. There was a holdup at midnight The crook or crooks got away with more than five thousand dollars in valuable drugs and twenty-three hundred dollars in cash. I want you to come with me to the drugstore and listen to Mr. Adler's clerk." The three drove over to the drugstore in Arthur Zorn's car. They parked on the corner and then entered the store. A woman was waiting for a prescription to be filled. When her order was completed she left the store. Only Mr. Adler and his clerk Mr. Gessers were there. "I see you are prompt in your appointments/' began Mr. Adler. "Are these people With you? Or do they want something?" "They want nothing and are with me. Mr. Adler," responded Mr. Wales. "But before I settle your claim with our company I would like to have Mr. Gessers repeat his story to me now." "What again?" protested the clerk. "1 told it to the police a dozen times. And then you too ! about the same number of times. What kind of a game is this?" "Please don't get angry," ex- i plained Mr. Wales. "But now 1 I have form 16b to fill out. So just I once more again tell me that story-" "And the last time." muttered the clerk. "It was midnight when this big man with a mask on his face came into the store. He held a real gun in his hand. One peep out of you, he tells me. and you will be a dead duck. Who wants to be a de;id duck? I was so scared 1 just Tainted. And there I was on the tloor until 5 A M. in the morning. Then officer McDougal was passing and he saw me on the floor. He gave me first aid. That crook and maybe a helper or two got away with a lot of our drugs. And they even jimmied open the safe and took all the cash." "What a big fib," Paul couldn't help saying. "It never could have happened the way you tell it. And I can prove it is all one big lie." "Get that cra?.y kid out of here or I'll break his jaw," shouted Mr. Gessers. "I don't have to stand for being called a liar. And he implies I must have helped the crook." "Can you prove what you say jis true?" Mr. Wales asked of Paul Husted. "Of course," replied Paul, "there was a terrible error in his story." Question: What was the error in Mr. Gessers' story? And how could Paul prove the robbery really was an inside job? Modern Cinderella Has Class Slippers BY IDA M. FARDUE JJEMEMBER Cinderella? Kathryn Ann Hunt, of Newfoundland, New Jersey, has a lot In common with the fairy-tale heroine. They both specialize In glass slippers. Cinderella won a Prince with just one pair. Kathryn won a first prize with her slippers—a group of them, for collecting wee footgear made of crystal and glass is Kathryn's unusual hobby. t Kathryn's grandmother started her off on her collection some time ago and for four days last July, 1953. her entry was admired in a Hobby and Antique Show held at the West Mil ford Presbyterian Church Parish House, where it took a blue ribbon. Included in the attractive display wore two blue daisy and button slippers, one heavy crystal slipper with a flnt bow. and two Victorian slippers. The real treasure, in the care of Kathryn's grandmother until the young collector is older (she is 11 now) Is a tiny glass shoe on skates. This particular piece is illustrated in Ruth Webb Lee's Victorian Glass Handbook. Besides the fascination of owning the fragile shoes, such a col- School Memories Add a unique memory map to your annual or school memory book. For this, draw as large a map of the United States as the book pages permit. If you can't draw one free hand, trace a map from a history or geography book. Now g;o after signatures —each person to sifrn in his or her home state. Don't forget one for the District of Columbia. Duplicates are fine, of course. The ; more the merrier. Be sure to have everyone write in good, lastinK ink RO' the map will stay 1'resh over the years. Our Puzzle Pete's Corner Month-End Varieties: Crossword Puzzle Pete asked Cartoonist Cal to letter in the word JAPAN to help you out on this week's puzzle. ACROSS 1 Scoffs 5 Through 6 Eternity 8 Greek mountain 9 On the sheltered side 11 Qualified 12 Expert 13 Foreign agent 14 Cost 17 Shade tree 20 Roman philosopher 21 Operatic solo 22 Pronoun 23 Tear 24 Fortification DOWN 1 Jok« 1 A«« 3 Prepared 4 Shoe part 5 Gre*k letter 7 Fiber knots 8 Preposition 10 And (Latin) 12 Mimic 13 Record 14 Piece (ab.) 15 College cheer 16 Brain passage 17 Ireland 18 Mouth part 19 Female relative 21 Constellation Anagrams Add a letter to "a preposition" and scramble for "a Greek letter." Add another letter and scramble for "a chair." Repeat and have "stories"; again for "machine tools"; and finally for "spreads over with soap foam." De-tailed Words Remove the tail from "a vocalist :> and have "to scorch"; detail this and have "to warble"; again and have "transgression"; and finally for a Spanish "yes." Wacky Compass __ Bird Puzzle Did you ever see twelve different birds in one tree? Look at this tree. You will find the names of twelve different birds, but the letters in each name are all jumbled up. All Aboard... Let's Co on a Travel Party BY PANSY MCCARTY A TRAVEL party can be fun any time, but one is especially nice during vacation time. For a mixer, cut equal numbers of cars and planes, totaling the number of guests, from magazines and place in a box. Give j one to each guest upon arrival, instructing him to place it upon his right shoulder as an identification. When all have arrived, your guests will be divided into teams—cars against planes, and they will compete against each other in the games to follow. Triangle Puzzle Pete has based his triangle on RETIRED. The second word is "a symbol for tellurium"; third "harden"; fourth "a Hindv garment"; fifth "kind of swore • and sixth "rounded." Finish t, triangle: R 1 T I * E RETIRED \ ' . • Games With Words BY MARION P. STEVENS and RITA F. DEWEY Rhymers Here are some one-syllable words. The definition following each word is of a three-syllable word which rhymes with it. For example, the word in No. 1 which rhymes with DRY is BUTTERFLY. Try to think of all the other rhymers. 1. DRY—Beautiful winged insect. 2. SEW—C o u n t r y in the Western Hemisphere. 3. SPLASI-I—Corn and beans cooked together. 4. PILL—A yellow spring flower. 5. FRIED—Wood turned into stone. 6. SLOW—Wireless. 7. GUESS—Joy; delight. 8. HINT—A kind of candy. 9. GAIN — Terrific wind storm. 10. STATE—To move to an- 'ier country. i 11. PLANT—Large pachy- 12. BONE—Talk on long distance. 13. WADE—A cold drink. 14. FREE—One of the United States. 15. BOAT—Q.^fcr MAN OVERBOARD: Form players Into two lines. Explain that the players are supposed to be passing a life preserver to the "man" overboard. Give each a soda straw which he places in his mouth. Place a mint lifesaver on the straw of the leader of each* side. At a signal, each leader turns to the next player on his side and tries to pass the lifesaver to him by transferring it from his straw to the other without using his hands. The lifesaver must pass from straw to straw to the end of the line and back again to the leader before a team wins. BUS RIDE: Seat the players, and the host or hostess, acting as bus driver, gives each player the name of a city. Then the driver, standing in the center of the group, calls the names of two cities. The players with these names must exchange seats, the driver trying to get a seat in the exchange. The one left out acts as drive: and the game goes on. From time to time, the driver may call "Bus Terminal" and everyone must exchange chairs. I ond player goes and so so. Con- BALLOON EXPRESS: The idea for this game comes from the methods of the old Pony Express. Divide into teams again. Give the leader of each a tablespoon and an inflated balloon. Each must carry the balloon in the spoon across the room and relay it to the next player on his side. Continue the relay until all the players on one team win. No holding or helping with the hands. BUYING SOUVENIRS: Traveling is more fun if one stops occasionally to buy things. Divide the teams again and give each player another soda straw. Place two boxes, containing equal numbers of small pieces of tissue paper, on one side of the room. Place the teams on the opposite side of the room. At a signal, a player from each team must rush to his box, holding the straw in his mouth, pick up a "souvenir" (piece of paper) by drawing j through the straw and carry it back to his side. Then the sec- tinue until one side has finished its "shopping" by removing all the paper 'from the box to win the game. Your travelers should be nearing the end of their party trip. Tell the guests that a ferry ride is necessary to reach the refreshments. Have the players form a circle, toeing a chalked line on the floor. The host or hostess, as ferry captain, calls "on ferry" and all the players must jump into the circle. At the call of "off ferry" they must jump out of the circle. Play the game fast, and if a call is made and some player jumps wrong, he is out of the game. Continue playing to see who is last off the ferry. Refreshments of napkin- wrapped sandwiches and bottled drinks may be served from counter, representing a roadside eating place. Kathryn Ann Hunt, 11, Newfound, N. J. of lection has other advantages. It is unique, which means it will always earn lots of attention at hobby displays and it takes up little space. The shoes may b« kept, like Kathryn's, on a ha:.^- ing shelf, or they could be stored in a box with a see-through lid. About her Shoes, Kathryn says, "I am very much interested in my hobby and would advisa other children to take ii up, too." 1. Punch a small hole in the centers of two 8 inch PAPER or ALUMINUM fOIL PIE PLATES 2.CUTAWED6E LIKE THIS IN THE BOTTOM OP ONE PLATED CEMENTS COLORED TOOTHPICKS ON/WDEQFmr? 3. CL/It PIECES (KORRWSATCD CARDBOARD ilN. SQUARE., CEMENT INSIDE SECOND PLATE. 4 Cut out animals from GREETING CARDS and cement to the squares. 3. PUT A SMALL RUBBER BAND AROUNfr A TOOTH* P1CK...PM BAtib MOUtft HOLE IN ONE PLATE WWA BOBBYPM THEN 7Him/@£ ZOO'S WHO fs AGAINST THE LAWTO OPTHE COMPARATIVELY FEW BIRD SPECIES FEMALES CAN SING- MAP£ OF THIN SKIN AND NOT FEATHERS MEASURING FIVE FEET FROM STEM TO 5T€ftJ,THE fH0f tyLL. 16 WHIPPED FOa fev£RV You'll Find the Puzzle Answers Here DE-TABLED WORDS: Singer, singe, sing, sin, si. WACKY COMPASS: It is better to wear out than to rust out, ANAGRAMS: At, eta, seat, tales, lathes, lathers. TRIANGLE: R TE SET SARI SABER TERETE RETIRED BIRD PUZZLE: 1—Loon. 2— Hawk. 3—Eagle. 4—Owl. 5— Dove. 6—Wren. 7—Crow. 8— Sparrow. 9—Cardinal. 10—Robin. 11—Lark. 12—Jay. 80LVE-IT-TOURSELF: It is an established fact that in fainting the blood leaves the head for only a short period of time. If the body lies flat then consciousness returns within a few minutes. Hence Mr. Gessers* couldn't have been on the floor for flve hours. He was telling a lie. Why? Because it was an inside U* RHYMERS: 1—Butterfly. 2—• Mexico. 3—Succotash. 4—Daffodil. 5—Petrified. 6—Radio. 7— Happiness. 8—Peppermint 9— Hurricane. 10 — Immigrate (Note: EMIGRATE would b« wrong, since that means to movt from a country.) 11—Elephant, 12—Telephone. 13 — Lwnonada, '< 14—Tennessee. 15—Overcoat. RIDDLES: 1—B e c a u s * h« stayed behind to pack up hi* trunk. 2—Because h« sharpen* other people's blades and gett worn out in th« operation. 3— Because h« always hM a bit in his mouth. 4—Becaua* sh« has am eye to each of them. 5—Wh«n it is sat in. 8—When they have n loud QlHuwf ia thitr uftp«r 11013,

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