The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 5, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 5, 1954
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SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE TRUE! PUZZLES STORIES Appear By Magic BY JOHN Y. BEATY TT7HEN you have a group of your friends together, lay a package of envelopes on the table. Show your friends a piece of heavy paper. Pass it around to show that there is nothing unusual about it Pick up one of the envelopes, pl:ice the blank paper inside, and seal the envelope. Now stand in the sun or, if you are in the house, stand before a strong light and pass the envelope between the light and yourself as though you were having the light shine through the envelope. Then, with a pocket knife, cut open the envelope and bring forth the paper which now has your photograph on it. This is the way the trick appears to your friends. In order to perform this trick, you must make preparations as follows: First have your photograph made with a small camera and your ^picture printed in the regular way. Have this picture made in the exact place where you intend to show the trick. When you do the trick, stand exactly where you stood when your photograph was made and wear the same clothes. Take one of the envelopes from the package you are going to use. Cut s-round the three edges so thnt the front of the envelope •will be separated from the back. Insert the part where the address would ordinarily be written inside another envelope exactly like it. Now, you have, in reality, a double envelope. Insert the pic- l.Covera 2 gal Ion CARD" BOARD ICECREAM CARTON with bright colored CLOTH. (AWNING- CANVAS I5600D) 6LUE EDGES M TO SIDE OF 2. CARTON. TRACE AROUND VEND FOR BOTTOM AND LID.-CUT ABOUT i INCH *tf7Z?«/ INSIDE YOUR -=—* MARK SO CLOTH WILL FIT INSIDE RIM. HERE- AMD PA&TE- OQWtf TRICKY PHOTO Captain Hal's Pen Pals ture you have had made between the flap you have just inserted and the back of the whole envelope. By moistening the flap of the whole envelope, you paste it to the flap of the piece that was cut away from the other one and you will have your picture concealed between the two portions. The front part of the envelope will be empty. By doing this carefully, no one will notice that the envelope is double when you pick it up. When you place the blank sheet of paper in the envelope, you seal the envelope. Thus, you have a blank piece of paper in one pocket of the envelope and the paper with your picture on it in the other. After holding the envelope between yourself and the light, carefully cut a cross on the back of the envelope and open, it so that you can remove the paper that has your picture on it. Place the envelope in your pocket or destroy it so that no one will be able to examine it. Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 13 years old. I have black hair and dark brown eyes. My leisure time is spent in painting. I go to Bonnie View Jr. High. I would like to hear from boys and girls 13-14 years old. Dorothy Lowrie Woodsboro, Tex. * * • Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 15 years old. I have brown hair and brown eyes. I go to the First Baptist Church, of which I am a member. My hobby is collecting china cups I'd like to hear from both boys and girls. Jackie Panter R. F. D. 1, Box 219 Long Beach, Miss. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I would like to have pen pals who like pets. I now have a pet cat named Buttons. We've had her for eight years. So please write, kids, and tell me about your pets. Ruth Lambert 121 Myrtle St. Lawrence, Mass. * * » Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 14 years old. I am four feet, 10% inches tall. I have blond hair and blue eyes. My nationality is French. My favorite hobby is swimming. I would like' to hear from boys and girls between the ages 13-16. Claire Anne Laplume 31 Inman St. Lawrence, Mass. * * » Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl eight years old. I like to draw dresses for my paper dolls. I would like all girls 8-9 who like to draw dresses to write to me. t Loretta Wolf Wolf Creek, Mont. Franklin Liked to Play Forerunner of Harmonica 3.Fold-handle in half and sew it to the carton. 4.PUNCH3HOLL51IN. APART AROUND RIM OF AND TIE HEAVY THREAD INSIDE. PUNCHONEHQLE M m F80NT. 5. FIT LI DON CARTON ...USE HOLES IN LID AS GUIDES AND PUNCH HOLES THROUGHCARTOW. ..JIEUDTHROUW 3MLESWM LID WILL//M-E 4 M. LENGTH OF CORD/N EACH BY LEE PRIESTLEY "TjOES it surprise you to learn that Benjamin Franklin not only played the harmonica, but invented a new kind. It shouldn't, for there have been a few men more versatile than that famous American. The harmonica of Franklin's day bore little resemblance to the small reed instrument played with the mouth that we call the harmonica. His was a version of a still older music maker, the Musical Glasses. For centuries men have been making music by striking or rubbing containers filled with water at various levels. In England the musical glasses were known as the Glass Harmonica. When Franklin went to London in 1757 to 1762 the instrument was a fad. Franklin was much interested being a musician who performed upon the violin, the guitar, and the harp himself. But being -the inventor that he was he saw a way to improve upon the Glass Harmonica. From London glass blowers Franklin obtained hemispheres of glass graduated in size from small to large and pierced by iron spindles. These spindles were attached to a treadle that would make them spin. Below the globes of glass a .tray of va- ter was placed so that the rims of the glasses were below the Here Are the Puzzle Answers VERMONT CROSSWORD: O R Er E V E M A O A L O & E F e E T P E £» T R R A R B S T A M i A L B P P 0 A LJ T 1 P T N T S B R 1 N A C E- EM T E R E S HODGEPODGE: Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys of Vermont took Fort Ticonderoga and fought with distinction at Crown Point, Bennington, and Saratoga. VERMONT REBUS: Sugar maple; Barre; Turkeys; Catfish. VERMONT SCRAMBLES: Green Mountain State; Red clo- yer; Calvin Coolidge. VERMONT DIAMOND: V SEA SERVE VERMONT AVOWS ENS T FROM A TO E: 1—Ate. 2— Acre. 3—Automobile. 4—Alice. 5 —Avenue. 6—A n e m o n e. 7— Above. 8—A blaze, afire, or aflame. 9—Abode. 10—Age. 11— Anthracite. 12—Alike. 13—Albuquerque. 14—Arise. 15—Apple. 16—Antelope. 17—Ankle. 18— Apologize. 19—A p a c h e. 20— Armistice. 21—Arrive. 22—Aye. 23—AristolIe. 24—Amuse. surface. The musician stepped on the treadle and rubbed his fingers on the wet rims of the spinning glasses. Music! Franklin called the contraption the Armonica and when it became fashionable, he produced the odd instrument. Being a shrewd business man, he set a high price on the Armonica, knowing the fad would not last. But for some time he sold the instrument for $200 and had a waiting list of purchasers. Who is the other famous harmonica player? They do say the man who lives in the big White House on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D. C., can knock out a mean tune on the instrument that is a descendant of Franklin's Glass Harmonica. Feathery Facts The Arctic rose gull, with its beautifully rose-tinted breast, is seldom found south of the Arctic Sea. It is also called "Ross Gull" because it was discovered by Sir James Clark Ross on a northwest passage voysge in the 1820's. The robin-sized ouzel flies under water in mountain streams of the west, seeking waterbugs and shellfish. Ring-necked pheasants, imported from China, are now one of -America's best known game birds. —H. Alletson Pencils Not Spuds When little Johnny taw his mother sharpening her pencil with a jackknife he hurried to her sayfng, "Please peel come of my pencil too." Dear Captain Hal, I am a student in iht ninth grade at Vallejo Jr. High. I am five feet, one inch tall, have blue eyes and blond hair. My hobby ic ice skating. I would like pen pals between the ages of 13-17. Janie Elliott 2200 Napa St. Vallejo, Calif. * * • Dear Captain Hal, I am 10 years old. I have blond hair and blue eyes. I'm four feet, nine inches tall. I like to skate, play ball and read. I go to church and Sunday School. I'd like to hear from boys and girls my own age. Connie Levina Hulsey R. F. D. 1 Elvins, Mo. » * * Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 14 years old. I have light brown hair and blue eyes. My hobbies are skating and dancing. I would like boys and girls from 14-16 to write to me. Geraldine Broussard 1218 Heidenheim St. Biloxi, Miss. Scraps of Cloth BY IDA M. PARDUK Do you think of cretonne as a gayly colored cloth? The original cretonne wai a plain white fabric. Unlike many fabrics, which took their names from the places where they were first made, chenille i« named for an animal. Chenille it French for caterpillar—because of the fabric's resemblance to that fuzzy, creature. In England, about three centuries ago, there was a law against burying a body unless it was wranoed in a wroo!«n *hrOU(l- Parked Planes Fold Wings To Make Room on Carrier BY EVVA BRIMCEft VV/HAT does a bird do with its wings, when it isn't flying? It folds them of course. And that is what some airplanes do with theirs. The only planes that can do this are those built to go inside the big airplane carriers built for the Navy. These great ships carry well over 100 planes. A carrier has to be long, and it. top deck must be perfectly flat. It must be long so an nir- plane will have room to come to a stop after it lands. And it must be fiat and cleared so the landing planes will have nothing to run into. The top deck on the carrier is called the "flight" deck. Tho airplanes are stored on the deck below, called the hangar deck. The men who pilot the planes and run the carrier live on otheV decks still farther below. There are two good reasons for the airplanes on a carrier to fold their wings. First, they have to go down to the hangar deck in an elevator. With- their wings spread, they would never be able to get on the elevator. Second, since the Navy has to get as many planes as it can on the giant ships, each plane must take up as little space as possible. On the smaller carriers, the elevator sticks out on one side of the ship like an outside chimney on a house. It is placed at the edge of "the deck'to be out of the way of landing planes. But on the big carriers, there is an elevator about one-third of the way from each end of the deck. Planes go down on one elevator and come up on the other. These elevators are level with th« fliffht H»Hc flnniv Some plane* fold their wlnir* just an birds do. At top Is one of them on the deck of a carrier. Man at left IB giving: ptirfc- Lttf Instructions. Below, a carrier. II* broad deck filled plane*. It is the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) who directs a plane on how to land. When a plane is ready to come on, the LSO signals by semaphore code, using two marked paddles. According to the way he wigwags the paddles, the pilot knows whether he is coming in too high or too low. T/ the nlan» Ic SH^SrCligl' hih or low, the LSO signals the pilot to go back and start his approach all over again. But if he is coming in just right, the LSO gives the "Roger" signal. That means to the pilot, "Come on" As the plane swings in over the flight deck, the pilot lowers his wheels (he will need them r.cvv). and presses the button that lotat down the taii hoxA. wh«stai« touch the deck. He Hi down, but the plane it still going too fast to stop quickly. Novr the tail hook under th« plane'i t«U catches on a wir« oabl« strung across the deck. This wiH stretch. It may even break. But it stows the plan*. In case it doe* break, the plane is stopped completely bjr » larger cable fenc« or "battier" further along the- deck. The pilot is down now and slopped. He Is ready to fold the plane's wings. He can do thii because the outer halves ol the wings are on hinges. The actual work is done by hydraulic pressure. When the pilot moves a lever, oil spouts from a pump with such force that it move* th> machinery that moves th« hinges. The spouting oil can't bft seen of course, but the wings start folding up. The outer hall of each great wing moves up and in. It is as if you stood with outstretched arms, and then started turning them up at the elbows. The plane now with its wingi folded takes up only two-thirds the space it needed before. On« other type of carrier plane hai wings that are hinged close to the chassis (the body of th« plane). In these the whole wing folds back close to the chassis, like a bug's wing. Since the big carrier ships and their precious planes are valuable for tho protection of th« United States, every Navy man, knows that speed and accuracy arc important in plane operations. Somewhere an airplana has landed on a flight deck, folded its wings, and gone down on an elevator even while you were reading this article. Puzzle Pete's Corner • Take a Trip To Vermont Vermont Visit: Vermont Scrambles Each of the strange lines following contains something for which Vermont is noted. Just rearrange the letters to find the three items: ORGAN TEEMS TUNA TINE LORD CREVE AVON ICE CLOG LID Vermont Rebus Puzzle Pete says the four facts about Vermont he has hidden in this rebus are easy to find if you use the words and pictures to fullest advantage: sentence about Vermont: Green of Fort fought at Bennington, Ethan Mountain Vermont and Crown Saratoga. Allen's Boy* took distinction Point, and with Ticondero** Vermont* Crossword Cartoonist Cal drew in the word "Vermont" to give you a clue to the solution of Puzzle Pete's crossword puzzle about that state: Vermont Diamond VERMONT forms the center of Puzzle Pete'i diamond. The ;econd word li "a body of water"; third "to be of use"; fifth "admits"; and nixth "an abstract being." Complete the diamond: V £ R VERMONT O N Hodgepodge Help Puzzle Pete out of his dilemma by making sense of hie 24- M ACROSS 1 Newt 4 Dined 7 Above 8 Italian coin 10 Scottish shaepfoM 11 Heroic 12 Ensnare 15 Northeast (ab.) 16 Ampere (ab.) 17 Morindin dye 19 Roisterer 23 Opiate 25 Compass point 26 Eras 27 Pewter coins of Thailand 28 Is (Latin) 29 Employ DOWN 1 Level 2 Pedal extremitiei 3 Transpose (ab.) 4 Syrian town 5 Point 8 Ireland 7 Mineral rock 9 Aviator 13 Most unusual 14 Friend (Fr.) 17 City in Oklahoma 18 Theater box 20 Powerful explosives 21 Grafted (her.) 22 Legal point 24 Footlike part 27 Symbol for gold Games With Words BY MARION P. STEVENS and RITA F. DEVVEY From A to I Many words begin with A and end with E. Some aae short (ACE), others are of medium length (ABSENCE) or long (ACKNOWLEDGE). Here are the meanings of 24 such words. You are to figure out the letters in between. Try to guess them all, bul 18 would be a good average. As a second part of the game, write 10 to 15 other A to E words! of your own. Include proper names in your list. Perhaps you may know a girl named Anne. 1. Consumed food. 2. Measure of land. 3. Car. 4. She lived in Wonderland. 5. Wide street. 6. Spring woodland flower. 7. Overhead. 8. On fire. 9. Your home. 10. How old you are. 11. Hard coal. 12. Not different. 13. Southwestern city of the U. S. containing two Q's. 14. To get up in the morning. 15. Very common fruit usually red. 15. Deer-like animal. 17. Connects foot and leg. 18. To beg some one's pardon. 19. Southwest Indian tribe. 20. Truce in war, 21. To get ther«. 22. A way to say "Yes" when voting. 23. Famous Greek phHosoplwr. 24. To entertain. AR£ FEWER,6R€EDS OF DOMESTIC CATS THAN THERE ARE OF POGS,ACCORDING TO THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRlTANNlCA,., Sidelights on Sports— Haircut Loses Race OF SHEEP W»TH DIFFERENT COLORED FLEECED 15 AM AC.T The coach at a New York high i school ordered one of his performers to get a haircut. Reason: the boy had been pausing during his swimming races to push back hia long, moppy hair. * * * The name of Walter Alston was unknown to many baseball fans before he became manager of Brooklyn's Dodgers. Yet the manager can boast that he played in the major leagues. Alston played in one game for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1936, on the last day of the season. He had one chance at bat (P. S.— He struck out.) * * » Only two male students cheered Scarborough (New York) School's basketball team during the past season. Reason: Of 14 boys enrolled in the school, 10 were on the basketball squad; one was the manager; and one was the timekeeper at the games. Twelve from 14 leaves two. The school won most of its games, too. * * * * Are baseball players respected by their neighbors? It depends on the player, we suppose, but we know xvhat Commerce, Okla., thinki erf one young player. At a road Intersection on U. S. Route 65, a sign proudly states: "COMMERCE—Home ot Mickey Mantle." We know Americans who have expressed guilty feelings because the United States seemed to have- more food than other countries since World War II. Oddly, tht- longest and most gruelling of running races, the Boston Marathon, has been won 11 times in the last 12 years by athlete* from foreign countries, including such widely spaced ones as Japan, Sweden, Korea, and Greec*. Perhaps we eat too much. Interesting Facts It is believed the Chinese wer« first to product an alloy ol nickel, copper and zinc which they called "paktong, 1 ' but which was later called German silver and is now called nickel silver. Shoe machines, formerly prohibited in £1 Salvador, now art permitted under a new law and many natives are wearing their first machine-made SIIOM. When the Suez Canal WM first dug it wa« 72 feet wide bul it hat b*6Q widened to 200 feei —H. AlleHon

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