The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 12, 1954 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 12, 1954
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SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 1954 1LYTHEVTLLB (AKK.) COUKTEK KEW» ?A01 FIT* PUZZLf* THINGS TO DO STORIIS Strange Story of T/0«r Swallowtail — Butterflies Lead Odd Lives BY EDA SMITH T'HE littl* brown caterpillar hid reached tht lowtr wall of the ski shelter. He was trying to climb th« last stretch of his journey up to tht rafters where he would fatten himself upside- down, wiggle out of his caterpillar skin, and hang for two weeks er more encased in a horned chrysalis shell that looked like a vicious little animal. Underneath hit caterpillar skin, he had grown this shell. More than a dozen other caterpillars had had the same idea. They had reached the rafters and fastened themselves up, but parasites had killed them all. The brown caterpillar was growing very tired. He knew he would never make it up to the rafters. His chrysalis shell was almost formed and he was just •bout ready to shed his caterpillar skin. "Poor tired little caterpillar," §aid m voice, and icmeone lifted - him gently and placed htm in a box. For several weeks after the brown caterpillar had hatched out he had lived down along Indian Creek feeding upon wild cherry leaves. He was bright green then and about two inches long. Ht looked like a little gmn snake. His imooth fat body was decorated with rows of polka dots. His head, much larger than his body, had two great imitation eyes to scare his enemies. His tiny real eyes were above tnd on the tip of his head. When frightened he would thrust out two forked horns on the back of his neck. A number of times he had grown so fat that he had to shed his skin. But underneath, Mother Nature had always provided him with another and larger skin. The last time, instead, of his skin De- coming tight, it turned brown, and he began his journey toward the ski shelter. No longer did he need to be a little- green snake so that he could hide among the leaves. He must now be a little brown snake, because he had to crawl over tht brown earth to reach his destination, and the birds must not "see him or they would gobble him up. How the little brown snake knew there was a ski shelter, nobody knows Puzzle Pete's Corner Will He Baffle You? Varietitt for Junt: I ll 14 ti \ 1 I4> t± tf i H 3 , '4 >l 46 ift zl 44 III 9 II 9 ' $ ll w ACROSS 1 Circle part 4 Military decoration (ab.) T Gibbon 8 College cheer 9 Bill of fart 10 Operatic solo 12 Decide 14 Meadow 15 State of having teeth 21 Toiletry cast 22 Nested boxes 23 Chemical suffix 24 Whalelikt (comb, form) 25 New line* (ab.) 26 Southeast by South (ab.) DOWN 1 Toward the sheltered side 2 Ravt 3 Brutalities 4 Amateur performanct 8 Hindu garment 6 Head part 9 Doctor (ab.) 11 An (Scot) 13 East Indian turmeric 15 From 16 Short jacket 17 Makt void 18 Arrow poison 19 Tablt scrapt 20 Negativt rtply Games With Words BY MARION P. STEVENS and RITA F. DtWEY Mort and Mor* S's Tha opposite in meaning of Itch word btlow begins with an E. In Number 1 the opposite of LARGE U SMALL. Now 00 on torn thtrt. 1. Large 16. Gentrous 2. Slow 17. Noisy 3. Buy 18. Finish 4. Dull 1». Joy 5. Rough 20. Thin 6. Go 11. OptB 7. Wise 22. Add 8. 23. Together 9. Wakt 14. Interior 10. Rist 10- Gradual 11. Stvt 16. Funilitr 12. Politt 37 Compltx 13. Different 28. Yielding 14 Ftil 29. Indulgent 1*. Scrambled Addition Add t letter t« "a musical note" and scramble for "anger"; add another letttr and scramble for "chtck"; rtptat for "a warning dtvlct"; again for "ocean vessels"; and finally for "tarries." Picture Word Squart Subttitutt a four-letter word that will d«scribe each picture and you'll fled your aniwtr reads the samt down tt aerott: MY KJAMfrfc SUA Match 'Im These eight words and eight definitions have beto Juggled about by Puzzlt Pett, who wants you to rearrangt them proptrly: 1 Deck out in vulgar flntry 2 Pampered tot 3 Confust 4 Pretended spell 5 Silliness fl Spatter with dirty liquid 7 Simpleton 8 Nonsense A Befuddlt B Btdabblt C Fiddlesticks D Mollycoddlt E Noodlt F Goosery G Bediztn H Abracadabra Triangle STREETS provide the base for Puzzlt Pete's triangle this time. Tht second word is "a prtposi- tion"; third "to make • mistake"; fourth "to apportion"; fifth "weird"; and sixth "a skttcher." S T R 1 E T From what look* like t little rreen snake, the Tifer Swallowtail Butterfly develops into a rorgeous winded adult. Top left is the caterpillar stag;e where it hw two Urge imitation eyes. Below left, tht chrysalis st»r«- Above, it become* * luuid- tomt creature capable of flight. In the snug box he did not need to worry about rafters or parasites. Fastening himself to the roof of the box head down, he shed his caterpillar skin and went into a strange sleep, while tht strangest of all transformations began to take place. It was July 27 in the Prescott, Arizona, forest when the-brown caterpillar went to sleep. On the morning of August 12, 17 days later, the horned chrysalis moved. Then it popped open, and a curious creature emerged. It had a cute furry body, six legs and two large eyes. Like two great fans its wings began slowly to unfold, and the creature became a lovely yellow and black Tiger Swallowtail butterfly. The lady who had brought him home had removed the top of the box and placed some wire screen over it. The huge butterfly clung to the screen with hie front feet so that his big wings could unfold downward, or they would have become deformed. It was nearly an hour before the great wings had completely grown down *nd unfolded. Every now and then he would fan them to dry out tht moisturt. About noon the lady lifted him out of the box on her finger, being very careful not to touch or injure the new wings. The butterfly stepped obediently onto her finger, and then tried out his lovely wings. But it was a little too soon and all he could do was fly onto the lady's shoulder. An hour later she carried him out of doors and placed him in a tree. For a long time he spread his wings and fanned them while the lady stood guard—and then he flew away into the sunshine, Tlie scientific name of the Tiger Swallowtail is Papilio turnus. This butterfly loves the perfume of flowers and lives entirely upon flower nectar which he sips with his long tongue. This tongue is the only mouth part he has aftar he becomes a butterfly. There are several species of swallowtails found all over the United States. The Black Swal lowtail, when a caterpillar, not only thrusts out two forked horn when frightened, but from them he gives off a bad odor to drive away enemie*. Sometimes he is called the polecat of the insect world. When the males of some specie of swallowtails become butter flies, they carry fragrant perfume in their wing pockets to attract their butterfly girl friends. The swallowtail performs some of nature's most curious tricks when it changes from a little snake that crawls and chews its food to a saucy-looking horned chrysalis, and finally to a beau tiful perfumed butterfly. Each Flower Has Meaning BY PANSY McCAKTT TT'S summer again, and what to do with lots of surplus energy and plenty of time? It that your problem? • How about a hike with notebook in hand to find flowers in your locality with a special language 1& meaning? Poets and people all over the world havt attributed meanings to many flowers. The rose expresses love or affection, especially the red rose. An apple blossom, daffodil, forget-me-not or heliotrope means tht same thing. Since you want to find as many kinds of flowers as possible, look first for a four-leafed clover for good luck. Or look for an evergreen which means hope or the goldenrod for encouragement. Finding the buttercup means wealth, the cowslip, youthful beauty and the lovely green ivy, trustfulness. Laurel can be made into t wreath to be worn on the head as the Greeks and Romans did to reward success and high attainment!. . A spray of myrtle presented to that "special someone" symbolizes m crown of beauty. Some have unhappy meanings. For instanct, tht hepatic* indicates anger, the hyacinth expresses sorrow, and tht marigold shows contempt. Tht ytlfcm w»tt means jealousy. Pluck a green oak leaf for power, tnd a blood-red tulip for boldness. • clusttr of Swett William for gallantry but step shy of the sting 'nettle which means rudeness. A lovely bouquet of wild scarlet geraniums means t kiss, the palm leaf for conquest and t spray of orange blossoms for marriage. A purple pansy stands for thought*, t white lily for purity and sweet-smtlling honeysuckle, fidelity. In tvery sunny day there must come a cloud. The same holds true in tht languagt of flowers. Should you find t tuberose it would mtan btreavtment; an aspen teaf, fttr; tht camellia, illness, and the cypress, tieath. But as all go-id times must end, do does a flower outing. How- •Vtf, M • At*!* wt* tt flOM It, you might find some oxalie to show pangs of regret that such a happy day must close. Then pick a tiny bunch of rosemary for remembrance o€ a wonderf-ul time. Unusual Facts In Sports Field BY JAY WORTEDTNGTON . Q—Track stars Fred Wilt and Horace Ashenfelter work for the same employer. What aro their jobs? A—FBI agents. * « * Q—Many fans know that Bob (Bud) Blattner, St. Louis sports announcer, formerly played major league baseball. Few know that Blattner won a world championship in another sport, while in his 'teens. What sport? A—In 1936, Blattner and Jim McClure won the world men's doubles championship in table tennis. * • * Q—Does any catcher wear glasses in major league baseball? A — Y«*. Baltimore's CHnt Courtney catches with glasses taped to his head. * * * Q—Three well known athletes art married to women who are also famous in sports: baseball's Ralph Kiner and Jackie Jensen, and wrestlers George Zaharias. Who trt thtir wives? A—Nancy Chaffee (Kiner), tennia star: Zoe Ann Olsen (Jensen), Olympic diving champion; Babe Didrikson (Zaharias), golfer and former woman's track champion. * • • Q—Three DiMaggio brothers played major league baseball in recent years. Was any of them named Paul? A—That wa* a mean question. Joe and Dominic DiMagfio both nave Paul for a middle natnt. * * • Q—High jumper Ken Wiesner, golfer Gary Middlecoff, and college football coach Lou Little may some day find themselves rivals, if they should abandon sports for earlier careers. Why? * Ay |tefl|tjSl it Puzzle Answer! M P A L £ & R A M T D E e T O Kl SI U L L C R U & L T I E & R & A D R A M A T 1 0 $ & A R I C H I Si A Er, 1 Kl & E 0 R T S N Q, i— MORE AND MORE S's: Small 2—Swift. 3—Sell. Sharp. 5—Smooth. 6—Stop. 7— Stupid. 8—Sorry. 9—Sleep. ID- Sink. 11—Spend. 12—Saucy. 13 —Same. 14—Succeed. 15—Sane 18—Stingy. 17—Silent or Still 18—Start. 19—S o r r o w. 20— Stout. 21—Shut. 22—Subtract 23—Separate. 24—Superior. 25— Sudden. 26—Strange. 27—Simple. 28—Stubborn. 29—Strict. 30 —Spurious. SCRAMBLED ADDITION: Re ire, rein, siren, liners, lingers. PICTURE WORD SQUARE CORE OVAL RAIL ELLA MATCH TEM: 1-G; 2-D; 3-A 4-H; 5-F; 6-B; 7-E; 8-C. TRIANGLE: S AT ERR METE EERIE ARTIST STREETS Facts and Figures The apparent position of stars in the sky is materially altered by the bending of light rays which pass through the earth's atmosphere. Although there are waterfalls higher and wider than Niagara which sometimes carry larger volumes of water, there are no falls as high which carry as much year-around volume as Niagara Parking" fines may be paid a designated banks in Montreal Canada. The banks will accep the amount of the fines indicatec on tht traffic ticket, either $2 or $tV —H. Alletson Littlo Mad Hatter After visiting several store* in search of a new hat, little four- year old Carol asked, "Mommie are we jjcing to another hatchery Father's Day Coming Soon, It's Time to Get Busy on His Present Button Box Among Suggested Projects BY IRMA HEGEL pATHER'S DAY is coming soon. It is time to put on your thinking-cap and start planning /our special present to dad. The .nexpensive gift that YOU make means more to dad than the one that costs too much. Here is a 1st of items easy to construct. BUTTON BOX: Take one of those small oblong boxes that toi- et water comes in. Cut off the :op lid and cover with colored trapping paper, pasting the surface and pulling the paper tightly over the paste so that no wrinkles show. Use gum-tape of a contrasting color on the top, bottom and the place where the paper joins. The tape makes an attractive trim and neater job. Cement several buttons to the outside of tha box. In the inside, place the content* of a card of bachelor buttons. You can buy the bachelor buttons in the dime store and they require no sewing. Dad ha* only to preti them into place. ENVELOPE STRIP: This is' just a row of four small transparent enevelopes, their backs pasted on a strip of cardboard. Mighty convenient to tack to the side of a bureau drawar for lodge tickets, safety ping, passes and library cards—items that are always getting lost. ANNIVERSARY BOOK: You know how often dad forgets birthdays and anniversaries. A book in Which you list all family birthdays and friends' special days will be a good memory jog- OKI STRIP <?AM>&CA*&" CARD BOARD ~ J ger. Of course, mom'a help 1« required on tho list and dates for accuracy. DESK BASKET: Take an empty coffee can, apply paste and smooth colored wrapping paper ovtr the paste. Colored gummed tape, half an inch widt, should be turned in on the bottom and the inside of the can, also where the paper comes together on the outside of the can. A desk basket may be used for letters, bills awd memos. SCRAP BOOK: K dad it a fisherman, a bowler or a golfer, mom may hava newspaper clippings of his best catches, some accounts of hi« bowling score* or a golf tournament in which he has played. Gather all tht clipping* and pictures you can and paste them ntttir k**o * book. Dacoratt the covtt Suitably. SHOELAC1 RACK: Drtw a picture of an unlaced shot upon a 5x7 shett of paper. Mount tht drawing on httvy cardboa,7d. At the top of tht picturt, punch tw» holes lor hanging. In tht bottom punch two more holts. Tit m small cylindrical pitct ot wood, the size of a pencil, on ttch tnd and attach the wood to tht two holts in tht bottom of tht using string or ribbon and ing tht loops about an inch tonf. Over tht tiny hole, you OMI slip shoelactt of whitt, black tnd brown. Taoktd to tht btdcoom olotet door, d«d hts but to rttch for a shoataot whtB th« nent ont brtttfct. Start a New Language Write Secret Code Notes BY HAROLD GLUCK TJOW would you like to be able to write a message to your friend in a secret code? A very simple way of writing a secret message is known as the "reversal method." Suppose you wanted to write this sentence: "I am going there." You write each word backwards. It would appear thia way: "I ma gniog ereht." And if you want to make it difficult for anyone to read, then you write each word backwards and write from right to left, instead of from left to right. For example: "I ma gniog ereht" would be written as follows: "Ereht gniog ma I." Another simple way of writing a secret message is to use the number system. You can take the year in which you were born as the key number. Let us say you were born in 1939. You and your friend should be the only two persons to know the key number. Write your message on a sheet of paper: "I am going there." Then underneath you write the numbers 1939 and keep on repeating as follows: I am going there 1 93 91939 19391 Count one letter ahead of I and that gives you J. Nine letters ahead of A and that gives you J. Three letters ahead of M and YRTNUOC RIFMT f*O D\A *HT OT D00<» tL* BOf* WHICH COMMUKllCATfc / !& NOT TOO HARD TO MAKfr UPA £IMPLt COD£, 4UD OtfBr PRACT/CALLY MPOZ6/BLZ fOZ AMYOUS: you MIGHT S-VE-H MAX* UP YOLIR that gives you P. Nine letters ahead of G and that gives you P. One letter ahead of O and that gives you P. Nine letters ahead of I and that gives you R. Three letters ahead of N and that gives you Q. Nine letters ahead of G and that gives you P. One letter ahead of T and that gives you U ZOO'S WHO THATTHEV f ft£QU£tfn-Y TEVTO HATCH Nine letters ahead of H and that gives you Q. Three letttrs ahead of E and that gives you H. Ninti letters ahead of R and that givtt you A. When you come to the end, of the alphabet start in again. Ont letter ahead of £ gives you F. Thus the messagt you would send to your friend would read like this: j jp pprqp uqhai. la order for your friend to decipher it all he has to do is to writ* the key number under your mtt- sage as follows: j jp pprqp uqhaf 1 93 91939 19391 And your friend counts back* wards on tht alphabet so 'tht message reads: "I am . going there." You can lam tht letter! together and writt your messagt as follows: "jjppprqpuqhaf." What makes this very hard for any person to figure out whs> hasn't tht key /lumber is tht fact that the same letter in your codt message often means a different letter In your original messagt, Another simple way of writing a secret messagt is for both of you to ust the same books. For example ust the Amtrica* College Dictionary as • flodt) book. Start with tht mtssaft: "I am going inert." You just look up each word in tht dictionary and note tht page and tint. I k on page 596 and is tht first Ittttl N L" •»!««

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