Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 28, 1968 · Page 14
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June 28, 1968

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 14

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t> AGE 84 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, JUME 28, MOOSfc By Bob AP,iRTMENT 3-G By Alex Kotzky urr ME KNOW, HORACE' DUKETO AICT7ER.' THE WIZARD OF ID Vy Parker and Hart FLASH GORDON By Dan Barry OUR FIRST ATTEMPT TO PREPARC EARTH FOR OUR OREAT 6MACT1C EMPIRE FAILED.'Tf WAS PREMATURE/ THB PRIMITIVE BEINS3 OP ATtAftnS MISUSED OUR TECHNOLOGY M WARS/ THE CONTINENT SANK BENEATH THft SEAS! r s^sssasttB®& fe'w^ss^asipl .WS^/TH^^^^^ ^Siiiv * TIGER By Bad Blake THE SMITH FAMILY By Mr. and Mrs. George Smith JEFF COBB By Peter Hoffman WILL VOU CONNECT ME WITH THE.. AH... CHEMISTRY UA.B. PLEASE I 60 THIS IS WHY THECHIEF • ENCOURAGED , ME TO WORK FORTHENEWTOMSI CAN'T WAIT TO RUSH ME OUT OP THB COUNTRY/ PROFESSOR PHUMBLE By Bill Yates RWATWE PHUMBUB ASTRONAUT ART! (&PTMUCHOUT OFTHATB^WT DRAKE By Alfred Andftota , By A, LEORUM Where Do Snakes Lay Ttott Eggs? Win The New Book of Knowledge (20-volumes). Send yout questions, name, age, addlpess to "tell Me Why!" care of this paper. You must include your! Zip Code. In case of duplicate' questions, the author will decide the winner. Today's winner is: Elaine Lowe, 13, Belton, S.C. Most snakes are hatched from eggs. This Is true of pythons and cobras, and such common snakes as green snakes, rat snakes, and bull snakes. But many snakes bear their young alive. Most vlpors, including copperheads and rattlesnakes, boas, water snakes and garter.) snakes, and most sea snakes, bear living young. About 2 months after mating, If the snake is an .egg-laying species, .the female searches for a place to lay her eggs. It might be a sunny area on the side of a hill. Or it could be an old rotting stump. What the snake looks for is a place that will provide the warmth and moisture necessary for the development of the eggs. The- female snake scoops out a small space under the soil or in the stump. There she deposits her eggs. A python may lay more than 100 eggs. A ringneck snake may lay only one. But most snakes lay between 8 and 15 eggs. Most kinds of female snakes leave the eggs as soon as they are laid. Female pythons, king cobras, and mud snakes, however, remain coiled about the eggs until they hatch. Most of these females seem to be guarding the eggs from enemies or perhaps keeping the thin-shelled eggs from drying up. The Indian rock python keeps tightening her body, muscles over and over again and this motion of her body helps keeps the eggs warm. Among snakes that bear their young alive, the females carry the unborn young Within their bodies. Liveborn snakes often do not appear until 4 or 5 months after the female has mated. It is a curious thing that no kind of female snake pays any attention to the young after they are born or hatched. The young have to fend' for them selves right from the beginning And the little snake is quite de fenseless. It cannot even see well. So it looks for a protected place. In a few days, the eyes clear and soon the snake sheds Its first skin. In a year, it will be at least twice the size it was when born. FUN TIME The Riddle Box 1. What goes up and down but stays in one place? 2. Whal is more useful when it Is broken? 3. What do you hold without touching? Answers 1. A road. 2. An egg. 3. Your breath. THE PUZZLE BOX um fo HAVE 8) Tfl FAMILY IN ON THEM DAVID CRANE T+ This is the name of a city Can you figure out what it is? See tomorrow's paper for the answer. Answer to yesterday's Cross Word Puzzle. ACROSS. 1. Stern Tepee 7. Anode 8, Bod 9. tress. DOWN. J. Start 2. Tenor 3. Epode 4. Red 5. Needs Win The New Book of Knowledge Yearbook. Send your riddles, Jokes, to: "Riddles, Jokes; Tell Me Why!" Give Zip Code. roday'B winner is; 5uane Brenon, 10, Tonawanda, N.Y, Telegraph Want Ads By Crelg; Mattel HOW DO YOU LIKE MY NEW HAT. HENRV ? THAUk VOU fOK\ VOUR OPINION { V 9 True Life Adventures CROSSWORD--- By Eugene Sbeffer\ 80. Worm, 41. St. Paul'* feature 48. Terminal need 46. Rod owner 80. Wing* 61. Worker'* boon 84. Locus 85. Kindled 86. All women 67. Sloth* are —— 88. Meadowland 88. Often monthly VERTICAL I.Gael 2. Emotion 3. Verily . 4. On the bigger aide 6. Azov, for one 6. Type / measure* 7. Sever* 8. Low point 9. Finicky 10. Eternal city 11. Dazzle* 16. Greek letter 20. Murmur* 22, Display 23. Peeled 25. Crone 26. Unit 27. Educate* 29. Divorce capital 31.- track* 32. Recede 34. Sit 38, Rod (colloq.) 40. Cowboy* need 42. Deface 43. Gpne 44. Medley 47. Rend 48.Harbln«r 49. Kind 82. Contend 68. Greek letter HORIZONTAL l.Hit 8. Dry 8.IbMn heroine 12. Italian Iak« 13. Ostrich 14. SUt» 15. Weather word 17.0re«k political dlvUlon 18. One of ten 19. English land divWiona XI. Speech defect . Co/fee — — 25. Sacred, J8. Injure 80. Bartender^ need 88. Cuckoo 84. Skin opening* , 86. Part o£ street Kent 8«. Obtain Answer to yesterday's- puzzle. A|D|OHC|0|N|T|AII IN IE ID me OHX.V ^-/ . ^ -, FINBACK WHAL-H 6U >CiH |EF|I INII IT I philan* thropiit 88.SJ»riner LTVTB H»0on DF TVDOII QAN ~ TO OLUVW UM, (t wt f

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