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PAGE FOURTEEN ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,1963 DAVID CRANE By Creig Flessel KERRY DRAKE WHEN YOU'RE NEAR PORT. SHUT >OURSELf= INTO THH BOOK CRATE ASAIN.' My MAN IN HONG KONS WILL BE ON THE PIER TO TAKE OVER/ ONCE THEY CLOSE THE HATCHES, YOU CAN 6ET OUT, OF COURSE.' THE FONT CDMBW FREIGHTER SAILS AT MIDNIGHT, TOY FAN.'.. I'LL PERSONALLY SEE YOUR CRATE ON BOARP ANP DOWN TO THE HOLP/ By Alfred Andriola THIS MOMENT, HIP POO LEE REUSES AT THE SHOPS FRONT POOR ANP SPEAKS TO A CLERK IN THEIR NATIVE TONGUE... AGAW TODAY you BUY NO LOTTERY 7/CKETS FROM ME. LOTUS PETAL ? ALAS.'SINCE THE NEW G/RL WAS HIRED.. SHE YYtTH THE FR/6HT£HEC> erfs.. OURSALES COMMISSIONS FLASH GORDON By Dan Barry OF COURSE, SIGNOR FLASH, YOU MAY DECLINE TO RIDE MY COLORS TOMORROW.... SINCE THERE IS SOME RISK OF DEATH INVOLVED! PERHAPS YOU WOULD PREFER TO DIE HERE...ON THE RACK? OR AT THE HANDS OF MY HANGMAN? YOU HAVE UNTIL MORNING TO DECIDE! JOHNNY HAZARD By Frank Robbins MOST IN6ENIOU5,« PEAR BRSIT.' ANP NOW, I SUPPOSE WANT A,,, FflKTNERgHIP? I'M NOT QUITE 5TUPIR MR, KANE.' THESE PHOTOS NEWS ACCOUNT OF THE PLANE CRASH,* IPUTTWOANI7TWO TOGETHER,,,, WHyNOTflTHINKWE PE5EKVE EACH OTHER/ HOWEVER, THE OTHER TWO,,, HAZARPANP HUNTER,, CDUU7 PROVE •/TROUBLESOME, OBVIOUSLY THEY PD NOT SUSPECT-SO, SHOULPBEEASYfOR YOU TO SET RIP OF THRIL'THEN ,,,AT.PAWN. WE TWO SHALL SO AFTER THE SMITH FA1VHLY By Mr. and Mrs. George Smith SIR BAGBY By R. and B. Hackney S WHAT KIND OF Y THERES GOVERN/WENT J ONE MAN DO )fOU ~*T IN POWER HAVE \ ( AT THE TOP. WHEN HE RETIRES THE POSmON GOES TO SO/ME OTHER /MEMBER OF HIS FAMILY-. ANDTHAT'S THE IT GOES ON GENERATION AFTER KIND OFGOVERNAAEhfT WOULD GUXTHAT? PROFESSOR PHUMBLE By Bill Yates NONSENSE!. WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT I, AN << ELECTRONIC GEN (US, .CAN'T FIX A SIMPLE DOORBELL?.' HELLO, BEACON REPAIR SERVICE •2 DONALD DUCK By Walt Disney WHAT AM I BID FOR) THIS PINE ' , PO I HEAR A DOLLARP ' WILL SOMEONE BID A.- ULP/ SOLD TOR PIPTV CENTS TO THE ONE IN THE PKONTI ' you said ft! 1 ...but why? "RIDING FOR A fAU" . . . an/one embarking on a commercial venture or enterprise that seems doomed to fail, is said to be riding for a fall. The saying stems from steeplechase riding in England, in which a rider, even though mounted on a favorite, might ride in such a way that a fall seems inevitable. 9-l« :;%&»i&:^: : f^^ VOU'VE ear A PEAL FftRTNEK.'lTWIU.Be NO PKOPLfM 5B07IN& THEM CN THEIR W\Y/ TRUST, AS AW PI5F05IN6 OF VOU«, PARTNER' By A. LEOKUM Whnt Is Air? Win The 15-Volume Britannica Junior Encyclopedia for school 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: Betty Wright, 11, Fredericksburg, Va. You can't see air, you can't taste it, you can't feel it (unless the wind blows), yet you couldn't live without air. Every crack, hole and space that is not already filled with something else is filled with air. Air is "something." It is a substance or material which scientists call matter. Matter may be sol| id, liquid, or gas. The matter j called air is almost always a gas. iThat is. it is made up of certain ! gases. Two of these gases, nitrogen and oxygen, make up 99 per cent of the air. They arc always found in the same proportion of about 78 per cent nitrogen and about 21 per cent oxygen. There is also a small amount of carbon dioxide in the air which is added to the air by living things. The remaining part of one per cent is made up of what are called rare gases; argon, neon, helium, krypton, and xenon. The great ocean of air extends for many miles above the surface of the earth. Because air is something, gravity attracts or holds it to the earth. Thus air has weight. The weight of air exerts pressure. The air presses on your whole body from all directions. The great mass of air pushes : down on the earth very hard with a pressure of about 15 pounds on each square inch. The 15 pounds is the weight of a column of air one inch square and as many miles high as the air i extends upward. So when you I hold out hour hand, there is weight jof about 180 pounds on that hand! You do not notice this because the air under your hand pushes up with the same force as the air above pushes down. The air that covers the earth is made of the same gases up to a height of about 18 miles. Starting at 18 to 31 miles is a lawer of hot air; Starting at about 40 miles above the earth is a layer or series of layers of the atmosphere called the "Ionosphere." This goes up to about 400 miles. Beyond this is a region called the 'exosphere." Here particles of air escape to outer space in the same way that vapor escapes from a teakettle. They may be pulled down by gravity, or if their speed is great enough, they move out to the region that we call outer or "empty" space. FUN TIME The Chuckle Box Scoutmaster: Why didn't yo map your five mile hike for Sec ond Class? Scout: I couldn't find a piec of paper that long. Harry: I got the prize for bein the best student in Natural History. The teacher asked us ho many legs an ostrich has and said three. Larry: But an ostrich has two Harry: Well, all the rest of th class said four. WORD PUZZLE T O R N C A P E Can you change the first wor "Torn" to the last word "Cape 1 in four moves? Change one lette in the word with each move. See tomorrow's paper for the answer Win the Britannica World AtJas or Yearbook of Events. Send youi riddles, jokes to: Riddles, Jokes "Tell Me Why!" Today's winnei is: leorge Williams, 11, Martinsville Ind. ATHENS — Greece may have new European treaties this year SYDNEY—Australia will soon liave too much aluminum. 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