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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 13

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH DAVID CRANE By Orelg Plessel ^IGOn&UR REPORT t»9MORNlM&,m, KERRY DRAKE By Alfred Andriola WE HAVENT MADE MUCH PROSRESS/WIN9 DWGl TOWARD FINDING TOX HIP THE STCXXIB IS LQOMNS POR HER/ IT MAY TAKE TIME, BUT MY HUNCH IS THAT OUR LITTLE KILLER WILL HURRY TO LEAVE IT IS SIX RM., JOHNNY.. AND THERE COMES A TIMB WHEN BOTH THE POX AND THE HOUNPS MUST SLEEP.'.. I'LL PICK VDU UP TOMORROW MORNING/ FLASH GORDON By Dan Barry ft TEMPERAMENTAL TIGRESS! DELIGHTFUL! A-HAAA! RONALDO--W) HAVE FOUND YOURSELF A PRIZEl ...REMEMBER! FLASH'S LIFE IS IN MY CUSTODY! JOHNNY HAZARD By Frank Robbins WEILBEWATCHW& YOU BOTH WHEN HE AWKE5 HIS RP FOR THE LOOT* THEN WE'LL MOVE IN FAST.' lATEK THAT MISHT, HI6H IN THE ROtOMITCS BUT KMEJS THOU6H19 ARE B« FROM SIEER PLAY IT COOL WITH KANE, ERSn REMEMBER, HE ISNT PLANNING SATURKAy N1SHT JUNIOR PROMi HE'S MURPERB7 ONCE-* CLOSE RANKS, LEN5HOUNPI HOPE KANE'S 6REEP IT'S SONS TO BE A v-V ROUSES HIM OUT OF LON& w <miy,«MMir/ M HIS MICE, wm BE? ~SOON.' NOW THAT KKSffS NEWS-HAPPX BUPPIES ARE BAR PROW THE SCENE,, I'VE SOT A CLEAR FIHJ2/ FIRST, I RECOUP THE 6EM5,,, THEN, ELIMINATE MY UNWAN7EP PARTNER.' THE SMITH FAMILY By Mr. and Mrs. George Smith SIR BAGBY By R. and B. Hackney BEFORE I TAKE WU TO OEOFWrR* , THERES SOMETHING f WHAT* >OU OUGHT TO KNOW. WELL,VOUR HISTORY BOOKS PROKAayTOLD OEOFWTRA WAS, AN ANCIENT f MUST WANTED TO ' BE SURE >OU KNEW WHAT THEY MEANT. PROFESSOR PHUMBLE By Bill Yates VDU KNOW WE DON Y HAVg ANY MONEY I .PUTTHATOLD ROCKET WORK AWAtf PHINEAS, AND LETT'S GO OUT AND FVMNTTHE TOWN/ REjDlNK *!. DONALD DUCK By Walt Disney UNCA DONALD, DO DOSS ©E.T HEAQACHC6? you Hid ft I • ..but why? 'BUNK Originally BUNKUM, meaning guff, malarkey or hot air. A senator of 1820, during an anti-slavery debate, got up and droned on for hours abouf nofhing pertaining in any way to the cf/scuw/'on. Asked why, h* said that his constituents back in Suncomb* county, N.C. had ex- pecfecf him to make some sort of speech, ana* that this had seemed as good Xtll Me BIG BEN BOL/ By John Cnflea Mttrpfcy By A. LEOKUM. What Were the First Coins Made Of? 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: Philip Mattheis, 11, Lennox, S. D. First of all, what exactly is a coin? A coin is made of metal, of course. But it must also be of a certain weight and alloy (that is, a mixture or combination of certain metals.) And it must bear the mark or stamp of those who issued it. In the 7th century B. C., the Lydians, who were a wealthy and powerful people living in Asia Minor, made the first coins. These primitive coins were made of "electrum," a natural composition of 75 per cent gold and 25 per cent silver. They were about the shape and size of a bean and were known as "staters," or "standards." The Greeks were very quick to realize what a good idea it was to have standardized metal money, and so they began to make coins. About 100 years later, many cities on the mainland of Greece, Asia Minor, the islands of the Aegean Sea, Sicily, and southern Italy all were issuing their own coins. Gold coins were the most valuable. Next came silver and finally copper. The first coins were cast and then struck with a punch bearing a crude design. The Greeks soon improved on this method. The circular blanks were molded and allowed to cool. They were then reheated and placed between dies that had been engraved "by the best artists in the land. The lower die rested on an anvil land the upper die was struck a (heavy blow with a sledge hammer. In comparison with modern minting of coins this method was clumsy. Yet it produced some of the most artistic coins ever made. Greek coins were used for about 500 years. Then the Romans adopted the idea and carried it on for another 500 years. Then the art of making coins seemed to decline. From the year 500 to 1400, coins were thin, unattractive, and very crude in style. In fact, coins almost stopped being used and business was conducted by barter or payment in kind. In the 15th century the art of coinage was revived. Metal became more plentiful (partly because of the discovery of precious metals in the Americas), and ;ood artists were employed again to engrave the dies. From them on coins began to develop to their present state in appearance and uniformity. FUN TIME Hie Riddle Box 1. What gets lost when you stand up? 2. Why do people like :o sit in the back of an airplane? 3. What do you take off last when you go to bed? Answers 1. Your lap. 2. Who ever heard of a plane backing up into a mountain? 3. Your feet off the floor. WHY WE SAY IT eosHAMiemv- HBSUREMUSTVE BEEN /W IMPORTANT MAN, JU06N' BY THE SIZE O*THESE BOOKS. LITTLE EVE By Jfoilta An unruly crowd of people is sometimes called a "mob." This word comes to us from the Latin expression "mobile vulgus" — which meant the "fickle crowd." Long ago, people started the habit of using only parts of words or expressions, and they shortened this one to "mob" — which we still use! iVin the Britannica World Atlas or Yearbook of Events. Send your riddles, jokes to: Riddles, Jokes, 'Tell,Me Why!" Today's winner s: Edwin Schklar, 9, McMinnvllle, Term. Don't miss the new Church and Religion Section in the Telegraph .... Appears every Saturday! RIVETS By George Sixta THE BERRYS By Carl Grubert WAH.' I WANT SOME CANDY RIGHT NOW/ I WANT SOME CANDY RIGHT MOW/ WELL-.I GUESS THAT DOESNT WORK ANYMORE/ HENRY By Carl Anderson TRUDY CROSSWORD By Eugene Sheffer "Why is it every time we have an argument you never take my side?" ftkr£>fcifc^ True Life Adventures Wilt Vlum PrixluctloM World KllhU lUxrvid 1BEAVERS HAWE BEEM KNEM BV HA^J FKOM A MOUSTTA^SJ AKEA.VJlTH THE THERE TO KEEF IS 57 41 36 18 WL 25 20 17 V/. •2<o 10 •21 HORIZONTAL 1. pronoun 4. idol 8. fashions 12. Shoahonean Indian tt,skin infection 14. operatic melody 16. noble 17. fluid rock 18. Charles Lamb 19. higher 21. posteriori 23. melody Si. college courses 25. associates 29. Confederate general 80. become* pallid W.payablo 82. enraged 84. baseball term 8B. rodent* 86. agree* meat* 37. division of 60. hurried diocese 40. festival 41. actor: Ladd 42. educed 46. thin 47. rambla 48. eggs 49. permits 61. uncooked VERTICAL 1. drone 2. Greek letter 8. discarded 4. foundation 6. deeds 6. blackbird Answer to yesterday's puzzle. _ ,9-21 7. reprimanded 8. dropped 8. Russian inland ie» 10. plunge 11. European coal regiooi 16. wapitis 20. insects 21. ointment 22. region 23. stories 26. leopardi 26. teacher* 27. dwarf 28. harden* 80. legumes 33. beverage* 34. Dutch island 36. walked 87. cloy 88. wing* 30. rave 40. bestow 43. cut off 41 - 1*. . (0 1863, King Future* Bind,, loo.) OBYFTOQUIPS actress 45. Jackdaw HPHNECJ DMJVVW DACJ KPRNW. AVVJD OPEV DVJKTMVD UP* FVWVBTA. OWB

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