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June 19, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 1954 BLYTHET71LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACE THRE1 PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Puzzle Pete's Corner- Enjoy Short Korean Trip Trip to Korea: Korean Rebus Just use the words and pictures right and you'll find the lour facts about Korea hidden here by Puzzle Pete: R6MT 1TH£ _ SUT i wav// ow THfr MAMY ARE-CALLED BUT F*W AREC,HOSEN' 6LIESS WE'LL? 1 ] 5E& SOME •4C77OV Coded Message A simple code has been substituted for the correct letters in Puzzle Pete's sentence about Korea (which happens to be the fourth word). Can you decipher the code? Uif dpbtumjof pf Lpsfb jt npsf •ibo 7111 njmft mpoh. Crossword Puzzle Pete had Cartoonist Cal letter in the word KOREA to help you solve this crossword puzzle: ACROSS 1 Plant . 5 Snare 9 Capital of Norway 10 Withered 11 Request 12 Domestic slave 13 Play spot 16 Correlative of either 17 Railroads (ab.) 18 Near 20 Many battle have been enacted in Korea 24 House (Fr.) 26 Exist 27 Ancient Irish capital 28 Gaelic 29 Male deer 30 Hardens DOWN 1 Fly aloft 2 Essential being 3 Wapiti (pi.) 4 Accomplish 5 African fly 6 Legal point 7 Italian river 8 Equal 14 Country (Hung.) 15 Royal Red Cross (ab.) 18 Deeds 19 Pronoun 21 Nostril 22 Formerly 23 Observes 25 Age 26 East side (ab.) Games With Words By Marion P. Stevens and Rita F. Dewey — • Du Tu, Please Homonyms are words which sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings, for example REIGN and RAIN, COLONEL and KERNEL. On each line below we give you the meanings of a pair of homonyms. Find out what both of them are. Work to get a perfect score, but be satisfied with a score of 15 before you peek at the answers. 1. Something to study and a word meaning "to reduce." 2. To pilfer and a form of iron. 3. An edible fruit and a word meaning "to put in the ground." 4. One who inherits and ozone. 5. A bucket and a word meaning "wan." 6. A seer and to gain or benefit. 7. To start a lawsuit against, and an Indian tribue. 8. A measure of weight and a root vegetable. 9. To squander and another name for "blouse." 10. To solicit and a coarse cloth. 11. Breakfast food and a story written in installments. 12. The opposite of "fine" and a race track. 13. A boy child in a family and the orb of day. 14. Sixty minutes and a word meaning "belonging to us." 15. A piece of coarse string and several musical tones sung or played together. 16. The flow of electricity through a wire and a sour fruit. 17. Letter paper and a word meaning "not movable." 18. A candle and a pig-like animal cousin to the rhinoceros. Mix-Dps Rearrange the letters in each of the following strange lines until you have a fact about Korea in each line: WORKS MULE TIL CUR CHUM GOURD ALAS TAR POEM LIT CAR CURB DICE Diamond Korea was an ancient KINGDOM, which provides Puzzle Pete with a center for his diamond about it. The second word is "a courtesy title"; third "a tendon"; fifth "fortification"; and sixth "was victorious." Finish the diamond. K I N KINGDOM D O M Interesting Facts The road between the Euphrates and the Nile Rivers may be the oldest in the world says the National Geographic Society. The giant squid, a carnivorous sea animal may weigh up to 30 tons and is something like an octopus, although it has ten arms instead of eight. Chimpanzees can be taught to do simple arithmetic. Were Playing Marble Games BY EVVA BRINKEft TI/TAYBE Egyptian boys 2000 years ago didn't yell: "Slips!" "No h i s t i n g!" and "Knuckle down!" but there is no doubt that Egyptian boys played marbles. Boys in old Rome played too. Their marbles were little round balls much like ours except that they were made of marble. This is the way ours got their name—the first ones were of real marble, the beautiful' stone we often see in public buildings. Marbles nowadays aren't made of anything so expensive. Most are of clay, stone, or glass. Clay marbles are cheapest. They are balls of clay, colored and baked. Boys usually call "them "mibs" or "commys." In Germany people make millions of marbles from stone. They break a hard stone into little square blocks with a hammer and put them in a mill. The mill has a big flat stone and a block of oak that fits over it. About 100 or 150 blocks are placed between the slab of stone and the oak top. The oak is turned round and round as water flows over the stone. In just 15 minutes the stone blocks are worn to round marbles. At one town in Germany there are three of these mills, and they produce over 60,000 stone marbles in one week. MARBLES LIKE COOKING The prettiest marbles of all are made of glass. Just as a housewife mixes up eggs and flour and M4RBLE- PLAYISJ6 K10T KIE-W 1,000? YEARS HAVE: 8 /A/ TO zrMJOy TH/5 THE: PRETTIE-ST OF ,4 RE W£Y CALLED IT butter to make a cake, that is the way a glass maker mixes up his recipe for marbles. He weighs out the right amounts of a special kind of sand and several other materials, and puts them in a furnace. When the mixture in the furnace gets to 2300 degrees, it melts and the whole thing becomes like molasses. Now the men run it into a forming machine where it is molded into little balls. Their colors depend on the particular recipe the glass maker used for this batch. OTHER USES FOR MARBLES Have you ever noticed a high- way sign with raised glass letters? Those letters are formed of marbles set deep into the iron frame. Behind each marble is a tiny reflector. A car's headlights catch the rays reflected through the marbles and the driver is warned to take cure. In hatcheries where baby fish are raised, glass marbles are often used on the bottom of the pools. Fish seem to prefer this to a smooth bottom. And the marble-covered bottom provides a better surface for holding the fish eggs. Marble players use certain terms that nobody else uses. To "knuckle down" is to have one or more knuckles on the ground when shooting. "Slips" is said by a player when he accidentally lets go of a marble before he is ready. To ''hist" (pronounce like "iced") means to raise the shooting hand from the ground. To "hunch" is to shove the hand forward in shooting. Most players agree that a shooter should not be over *4 inch in diameter, while a playing marble is ordinarily % inch through. Though Ringer is the game most often played by boys now, some boys play other marble games. One is called "Nine Holes." In this, nine cup-shaped holes are made in the ground. The players try to-toss or bowl marbles into each hole in succession. The game of golf played by President Eisenhower and many other people may have come from Nine Holes. Hit and Span is a game in which one boy tosses his marbles to a distance and the other tosses his as close to the first boy's as he can. If he hits a marble, he keeps it. If he comes within a handsbreadth (a span), he scores one. Then they start again with the second player tossing first. In games of marbles as in most other games, it is practice that makes perfect. Every year there is a marble tournament in which the best player in the whole United States is discovered. This is the National Champion. The boys from Egypt never guessed how far their games with marble marbles would travel! Short Story Wired for Wisecracks- Jerry's Tireless Tongue Wags Just at Right Time The first Atomic Age Hot Don were ready for them. BY LEE PRIESTLEY Husky Dog Teams Answer Cry of ZOO'S WH HAWK* APPARENTLY 5OIW17Q6IN OR PER TO BALANCE WHEN A IHAO0 CMSHES AWMY F«OM AN EN HIS JAIL 10 DfSTRACT THE ATTENTION WHILE HE MAKES HtS ESCAPE... ?V MEANS OF SPECIALLY FOfcMeD MUSCLES AND LKSAMtNT^TH £ AMPUTATION 15 PL-OOP L-£S9 AND ALMOST IMMEDIATELY TAIL. BY ERN"EST S. KELLY TJOGS make wonderful pets But in some parts of Canada and Alaska dogs are much more than mere pets. They are friends, fellow hunters, pullers of sleds and general beasts of burden. ' The most famous and most useful of sled dogs is the Siberian Husky, a breed seasoned to long, cold winters, little food and hard work. The Eskimo Husky consists of three main breeds: Eskimo, the Samoyed, and the Ostiak. Huskies are less domesticated than other dogs, and are hardly ever house-broken,, They are very hardy, and think nothing of pulling great loads over trackless wastes of unbroken snow. The Husky is powerfully built, and his lean, well-muscled body is protected by a thick coat of hair. They are very large and often weigh over 60 pounds. RACES HELD IN CANADA Sled dogs are an important part of the Canadian way of life, especially during the long winters in Canada's far northern outposts. Often, they are the only means of transportation. Many are the strange but true tales that come out of the north about the spirit and heroism of the sled dog. It is no wonder that the Husky is treated with respect and admiration in the far north. This fact is proven by the ever- increasing popularity of the Annual Dog Sled Races held in Canada every February. The dog sled races are sponsored by the Canadian Kennel Club and prizes are usually awarded by businessmen. This year, as In the past three, the Annual Dog Sled Races were held the first week in February. The race started outside Chateau Laurier, with the course running 33 miles along the famous Rideau Canel, The whole competition takes t' "» days—wilh one main race per day. i 1.Players choose 2 captains... Each captain takes turns choosing members for his team. (EACH TEAM MUSTMVE ME OF PLAY&&) 2. CAPTAINS HAVE THE TEAMS FORM 2 LINES.EACH CAPTAIN HOLDS A BA6 OF Eskimo Huskies yearly pit their strength and pulling abilities against each other in interesting races in Canada. This year's winner was Emile Martell, a native of Quebec. (He also won first prize in 1951.) He was awarded a gold trophy and a purse of $1000. A Quebec postman, runner-up in this year's race, drives his team of Labrador dogs six miles every day to deliver the mail! WOMEN DRIVE AS WELL Most sled dogs are Siberian huskies, a hardy, fierce, and wiling breed of northern dog that will obey one master only and will fight to the last if attacked by wolves or other wild animals. Fiction to the contrary, Huskies will not desert the team and loin wolf packs. Huskies are steady, reliable and fun-loving. They live happily on a diet of fish and raw meat, Most, co: ' "i.;!;:nts brr?d train their own dogs and jealous guardians of training secrets. The race this year was slowed down by the unusually mild weather. Sled dogs run faster in cold weather and don't get so thirsty. This year, due to the mildness, the dogs stopped now and then to lick snow—a habit of Huskies. Men and women are keen contestants in these races and women trainers and women drivers always make a good showing. Although it is generally agreed that sled dogs will perform better for men than for women. It's Still Milk A second-grade pupil who had seen a cow being milked reported "she saw them unmilk a cow." When she wns lold "they milk a "mv," K'T- ro"' : ~:l, "No, they look the milk away." ANDAPAIROF CANVAS GLOVES AND STANDS &YTHE FIRST PLAYER... 3. AT THE 60 SIGNAL EACH CAPTAIN HANDS HIS FIRST PLAYER A PAIR OF GLOVES.., PLAYER PUTS OWE6LOVES, CARAMEL FROMJHEBAfr, PEELS OFF THEWRAPPER; ANDPOPSm HIS MOUTH... AND WES T//E &.&& TO THE WIND HIM. EACH PLAYER WES WE SAME rr/ FI&T.WMS! 1VTY cousin Lorenzo is a funny duck. Not funny ha-ha; funny peculiar. He's a good joe and a king-size brain, but he's short on the chatter. If you see a bunch of guys yaking. don't look there for Lorenzo. He's someplace else. But I didn't know Lorenzo minded until last week. I was in the garage making my hot rod open up and say "Ahhhhhhh" when he came in and sat down where the front door of the heap used to bt. I didn't have stuff bolted tight so his weight made the hood slam down on me. "Help!" I howled. "Save me! The jalopy's swallowing Jerry!" "I envy you, Jerry," Lorenzo told me as he pried me out. "You envy me? Well, if you want a pain in the neck same like I got, just take my place and I'll slam tha hood on you." "I mean the way you talk. No matter what happens you always come up with a wisecrack." I stared at Lorenzo. "You'd like to talk like me? Easiest thing in the world. Bone up on the new slang and then say the first flip thing that falls off your tongue." Lorenzo sighed. "It wouldn't flip if I said it. It would flop." "Lorenzo, what you said. You popped a corney." "I did?" Lorenzo looked puzzled but pleased. "That flipflop business? Well! Maybe I can learn. Maybe I'll be top banana of Homeville High some day." "Sure, you can learn. Being funny is a knack.' I didn't want to step on Lorenzo's new self-confidcnc* so I didn't tell him he had about as much chance to be top comic of the local knowledge trap as I bad to become president of Student Council. And I didn't have a prayer. To get that office you have to do something for "Dear Ole Homeville High, Rah! Rah!" And what can I do beside crack wise? So to cover my disappointment I spend time with Lorenzo. You can't teach a guy to be a real panic but you can show him how ;o get the most mileage out of a crack. Funny stuff has rules like everything else. "For instance," I. tell Lorenzo, 'You can give old stuff the double twist. Suppose Hans and fritz go walking with their mother on the edge of a cliff. When Mother falls off, what does Fritz say?" "How terrible. How would I You'll Find the Puzzle Answers Here KOREAN REBUS: Wonsan; Chosen; Japan; Police action, CODED MESSAGE: The coastline of Korea is more than 6000 miles long. CROSSWORD: DM TU, PLEASE: 2— Steal, 1— Lesson, 3— Berry, bury. 4—Heir, air. 5—Pail, pale. 6—Prophet, profit. 7—Sue, Sioux. 8—Carat, carrot. 9—Waste, waist. 10—Canvass, canvas. 11— Cereal, serial. 12—Coarse, course. 13—Son, sun. 14—Hour, our. 15 —Cord, chord. 16—Current, currant. 17—Stationery, stationary. 18—Taper, tapir. MIX-UPS: Silkworm culture; Douglas MacArthur; Democratic republic. DIAMOND! K SIR SINEW KINGDOM REDAN WON M know—" Then Lorenzo gets it. I told you he was a brain. "Why, sure. Fritz would say, 'Look, Hnns. No Maw.'" Lorenzo was showing real progress comes the Fourth of July. We have a township picnic then and everybody turns out. The Student Council makes big plans. W« need new bleachers in. the gym so we decide to Invest all our money in a stock of wieners and buns. Then we'll borrow a big steamer and sell hot dogs and buy the bleacheri with our profits. When I taw my cousin Lorenzo tha morning of the Fourth, h* WRI lugging a case of hot dof seasoning into our stand at the picnic grounds. " 'At's the ole mustard, boy,* I yell at him. "If you think thlf 1* so hot, wait till you see what's cookin', ** Lorenzo hollers back. All right, huh? Maybe not th« snappiest comeback in the world but when you compare it with Lorenzo'* usual 20-dollar word conversation. . . . Only when I went to see what was cooking, nothing was. But nothing. Th« steamer hadn't come. My sister Betsy and the other girls were wringing their hand*. There's no way to cook the hot dogs and no way to get hold of the man who hadn't delivered the steamer to ask him how corne. He's ut making merry like everybody else in the township. "Jerry, do something," Betsy told me. "All our money's invested in this food." "What can I do? I'm a man of words, not deeds. I'm only wired for wisecracks," I tell her. "This is no time for flip—* Betsy looked horrified. "Loren- 20! This is no time for going into the wrecking business, either!" Lorenzo had pried two long boards off the back of the stand. Then he set me to hammering long nails into the boards about every six inches. He borrowed some wiring from the stand's lighting system ("We'll sell out before dark anyway," he says) and began routing the wires around those nails in the boards. What do you know. When he plugged in his contraptions the nails heated red hot. Betsy and the girls began sticking wieners on the nails to cook and by the time the mouth-watering smell brought the first customers the first Atomic Age Hot Dogs were ready for them. After that I was busy taking In the money and saying "Thank you, sir," and "Thank you, ma'am," When we fold out (early like Lorenzo had pre-' dieted) wa counted the profits. "Tote th« take with a rake," I said. "We're rich. When better ideas are had—* "—Jerry will have them." Lorenzo winked at me. He knew how bad I wanted to be Student Council prexy. He's not ambitious. This wonderful, this super idea was Jerry's?" the firls shriek. Didn't you hear him make that crack about wires?" Lorenzo Mid. "I just gave it the double twist. And took it from there.'* I gave Lorenzo five. "Man, man," I said. "You may not b« the top banana, but you're suit one of U* buaok" A

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