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PAGE SIXTEEN ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 1963 DAVID CRANE By Creig Flessel THIS \B SUCH A EfcAUTIFUL MIGHT, TROY. LETS SEE WHAT IT'S UK " THE TERB/*Ce.l VOU'RE LOVELY TONIGHT,-SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL 1OU M6/4NCTUST TONIGHT f KERRY DRAKE By Alfred Andriola NO THANKS NEEDED, SGT. DRAKE/ IT WAS A IT'S ALL K-I6HT, MISS MOORE/ < PLEASURE AND A NO LONGER IN DANGER PRIVILEGE TO CONK OH, SAMSON? .. SAMSON/,.. VOU POOR RARLINS ^ BOY/ ,. THANKS TO PIRTH/ THAT BIS FOUR- PLUSHER.' FLASH GORDON By Dan Barry WE HAVE MADE A COMPLETE SURVEV OF THE DAMAGES TO YOUR'TIME-HOPPERj eeoN/ AND THE PARTS NEEDEP TO REPAIR IT/ FINE, FINE/ NOW, A T" NO FEAR, EGON.' REFRESHER OF THE WE WILL GET MENTAL-ADVANCEK \ YOU HOME TO RAYS, BEFORE YOU / YOUR CENTURY/ GO OUT TO SEEK SPARE PARTS' JOHNNY HAZARD By Frank Robbins 15 STILL UNCONSCIOUS,,, PETTER THIS WAY/ I PO NOT HAVE TO WASTE BULLET,,, THE WEIGHT ALONE SHOULP PO,,, AS ANPRTOS ATTEMPTS TO BIN7 JOHNNYS ANKLES," SUPPENLY... /. ' MY TURN TO PLAY PEAP, ANPFfOS,,,/ HALF-STUNNED ANPROS TUGS AT HIS SUN, TOOMUCHP1STANCETO CHANCE JUMPING ONLY ONE OUT,, THE SMITH FAMILY By Mr. and Mrs. George Smith WHEN V&O V/ENTT TO TEU_ MR.COOCiAH TO MAKE. \4K=. YOY? -STOP OF SIR BAGBY By R. and B. Hackney ' IT'S FROM /W WIFE. SHE PROMISED TO SEND ME A CAKE WITH A FILE /)',; IN IT. SHE'S A CHARMING, INTELLIGENT WOMAN, BUT SOMETIMES SHE FAILS TO. THINK THINGS THROUGH I FOR you, 107531 PROFESSOR PHUMBLE By Bill Yates ISN'T IT AWFUL. HOW you NEVER THINK OF THE REAL. SNAPPY RETORT TILL AFTER. YOU'RE HOME' RUFF RUFF DONALD DUCK By Walt Disney you said ft! ... but why? This phrase might stem from an Anglo-Saxon word, LI-RE, to /earn. So that "to be /eery" about something could mean that you still had much to /earn about it, and were, therefore, doubtful or suspicious. In the 1 700's LEERY meant "on one's guard." 6-IS ! I S I BIG BEN BOLT By John Cullen Murphy DREW A SENTENCE OP FROM tVVO f» FIVE YE4RS FOR 4RMEP ROB6ERV/ BEN. NO PREVIOUS RECORP UP TO HIS /RREST MO CONVICTION. HIS SON 4NDY—4 XWHY/ HE Iff, BEN.| RE/ULnTLCM^M./ HE'S LIVIWO BUT SHOULDN'T HB1 WITH A fiAMItY" , „ IN HIS HOME CUSTODY? ^XV TOWN. ^tHB XVES,SIR.THEY'RE TAKIN0 DOLERC ) SLICK CARE OF ME. MX^KEWI LOOKIhW A. W4SH XW' BRUSH MY TEETH, 4FTEK VtW ) /»N'CTUST TAKB4 PEEK At LITTLE EVE By Jolita RIVETS By George Sixta THE BERRYS By Carl Grubert OH ..... IF THEY GOT TOO WAS DADDV ONE OF THEM HE HAD THE ROSIEST CHEEKS IN TOWN / FRESH, I SLAPPED THEIR FACES/ MOM, WHAT DID NOU DO WHEN THE BOYS TRIED 1 —(TO KISS YOU ? HENRY By Carl Anderson TRUDY g) Kin? Features Syndicate. Inc.. 1963. World rWlto mtmi. cell Me "Battle stations!" flkfgfrteft True Life Adventures TRICKS of'%1 the TRADE MOST SEEK SAFETY IN TKESS. THSV pisses INSTANT!-* TO THE , Ki,St. BM .rr«j c3)<!OLJMP ASH? S^UKKV FOR THIS 0*= THICK By A. LEOKUM What Was the First Book? Win the Britannica Junior 15- volume encyclopedia for s c h o 1 and home. Send your questions, name, age address to "Tell Me Why!" care of this paper. In case of duplicate questions, the author will decide the winner. Today's winner is: Nancy Beyer, 9, Phoenix, Ariz. When you think of a "book," you think of a modern book, bound and printed. But people were creating a kind of book long before either paper or printing were invented. We may not real ly consider them books, but they served the same purpose — records and writings were preservec in them. 1 These earliest forms of books were made by the Babylonians and Assyrians who lived thousands of years ago. They were tablets of clay on which letters were cut with a wedge-shaped tool. Then the wet clay was baked in an oven to make the records more permanent. Such a series of tablets, or "pages," might roughly be called a book. In fact in the royal library at Nineveh, the Assyrian capital, about 2,500 years ago, there were thousands of such "books" stored and arranged conveniently for reading. The ancient Egyptians came a step closer to the modern idea ol a book. They made a kind of crude p a p e r called papyrus, pasted sheets of this paper together and wound them around cylinders. But since these rolls were not con- vient to handle, the writing was sometimes done on separate sheets. These sheets were then laced together with cords to make a crude book. Other ancient peoples, Including the Greeks and the Romans, made books which were wound around rollers. In fact, the word Volume" goes back to those early days. It c o m e s from a Latin word meaning "to roll" Alexander the Great established a )i- brary at Alexandria, Egypt in 332 B. C., that contained more than 500,000 such books Parchment was used for books in Europe before the art of ma!< ing paper was brought from Chi na. Beautiful books were made by monks in the Middle Ages us ing parchment, with hand-letter ing, elaborate ornamentation, an< drawings in colors and gold. It was necessary to bind the sheets of a book together to keep them in order and in good con dition. At first the sheets were merely tied together between pieces of board. Later, a cover made of leather or of boards cov ered with leather was fastened on to become a part of the book it self. Of corse when printing was invented, the kind of book we know today became possible. FUN TIME The Kiddle Box 1. Why is a singer like a jeweler? 2. What's the difference between the earth and the sea? 3. Why did the mother advise her sons to call their cattle ranch "Focus"! Answers 1. He deals in precious stones (precious tones). 2. One is dirty the other is tidy. 3. It's where the sun's rays meet (sons raise meat). EXTKA PKI/E! YOU FINISH IT You may win a Britannica World Atlas plus a Britannica Yearbook for finishing this drawing. Originality and imagination count. Use this drawing, or copy :o any size. Important: entries must be addressed "Drawing," Tell Me Why, and give your name, ige, and address. Win the Britannica World Atlas or Yearbook of Events. Send your :'iddles, jokes to: Riddles, Jokes, 'Tell Me Wny!" Today's winner s: Susan Kootz, 10, Saugus, Mass. Jiffy 'Go* Jacket Everybody acclaims our Jiffy Go-jacket. Chanel-styled, it tops dresses, separates. Jet-Speed knitting—large needles, 2 strands of knitting worsted for this jacket, in 2 lengths. Pattern 974: directions sizes 32-34; 36-38 included. Thirty-five cents in coins for this pattern — add 15 cents for each pattern for first-class mailing and special handling. Send to Laura Whcelor, care of Alton Telegraph, 00, Needlecraft Dept., P. O. Box Kit, Old Chelsea Station, New York 11, N. Y. Print plainly Pattern Number, Name Address and Zone. Newest rage—smocked accessories plus 208 exciting needlecraft designs in our new 1963 Needlecraft Catalog — just out! Fashions, furnishings to crochet, knit, sew, weave, embroider, quilt. Plus free pattern. Send 25 cents now. Seiv-Thrifty PRINTED PATTERN Free-and-easy fitting top—TWO main pattern parts! Whip it up in gumdrop-gay colors to pop over shorts, pedal pushers, for active fun. Printed Pattern 4579: Children's Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8. Size 6 pop- top takes 1% yards 35-inch; shorts take % yard. Fifty cents in coins for this pattern — add 15 cents for each pattern for first-class mailing and special handling. Send to Anne Adams, care of the Alton Telegraph, 177, Pattern Dept., 243 W. 17th St., New York 11, N. Y. Print plainly Name, Address, Size and Style Number. Just out! 304 design ideas plus coupon for free pattern- any one you choose in new Spring Summer Pattern Catalog, Send 50 cents now. MEKRICK EXPANDS NEW YORK W — David Merrick, one of Broadway's busiest producers, is expanding next season the activities of a non-profit theatrical foundation which he has set up for presentation of special- zed attractions. "Luther," a drama by John Osborne based on the life of Marlin Aither, and Bertolt Brech's "Ar- uro Ui" have been marked in for production at a combined cost of ess than $100,000. Because of the foundation's purpose, Merrick believes that the box iffice won't have to pay the regular 10 per cent tax on tickets, hereby retaining about $3,000 weekly in gross receipts to help pay production costs. Delayed Graduation OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) -Mrs. Nancy K. Gibson drove 80 miles a day for 2V Z years to get her degree from Kentucky Wesleyan i-'ollege. But is was worth it. The 41/ear-old mother compiled the op academic average in the class )f 73 seniors. She had a 2,833 out >£ a possible 3.0 grade average and was graduated magna cum Jaude. She also was valedictorian.