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PAGE B4 ALTON EVENING TELEGfcAPtt WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1968 LAVED VERY By Alex Kotzky BCTTfR SET 1O WORK, LEE/ YOUR CAMERA WILL NEVER SEE ANOTHER RACE AS BEAUTIFUL A3 EDEN'S/ THE SCREEN TEST BIT IS JUST SO MUCH TALK. ISM'T IT? SHE'S ALft6A0y BU TO DO THE PICTURE TOR SK5ANTIC WWOUCHOH9, ISN'T 6H6? HOW LONG* EPEN LOWRV 60W6 TO BE IN NEW YORK, AT NEW YORKS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT A PLANE FROM LONDON 16 BEING METPVA BATTER*OF PHOT06RAPHER«/ TWO OR THREE. WHAT OF c&cv/t? MS &<yr. Dan Barry A/WHy Of THEM DO OUR WORK UNKNOWINSIY/ IN A FEW MOUTHS, SO SHALL TVKfAUf THEREFORE, WE CANNOT STAY IN EARTH'S AWIOSPHERC 3NLY SEVERAL HOURS AT WE TIME OUR PEPARTIJRES CAREFULL/, TO AVOID THE TOURISTS WHO VISIT VESUVIUS/ WE CONTACT THOSE EARTHLINSS WE ARE USING, THEN RETURN HERE PROMPTLY/ CAN ALL PLAV BUT YOU HAVEN'T ANSWERED MY QUESTION .'...WHAT IF JEFF SETS IN THEWA.Y2 I STILL AGREE, HAUj WELL, DON'T SOUND SO GLOOMY! ...WE'VE ALWAYS AGREED THAT THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANSJ...ANY MiANSl HOW COULD I FORGET THE "VIGILANTES".'? PHUMBLE PROFESSOR 6AVIN& RRST WORp: COWE IN AUU SIZES. EAX 6UEE? CBT*- ANPPO ALMOST A PROF PHUMBUE MINI-LECTURE: SMF-'S ear THE HICCUPS BABIES THIM& POUL6> CAN PO. &RA9 CAMERA tDU GRAB CAMERA THAT OUNCE? MARKS OM AREN'T UCOKIN* AT. THEY" EAT FROM (JHATB AMSERABLE MIUEAjSei rr ecT» CISHT MIUBS TP N ACTUAU-X IT'S V QUITE GOOD, TRANSPORTATION wise! KERRY DRAKE Alffed AndrlolA By A. LEOKUM How Are Different Kinds of Pearls Formed? Win The New Book of Knowl> edge (20 - volumes). Send your question«, name, age, address to 'Tell Me Why!" care of thisj paper, tfou must Include y o u r I Zip Code, tn case of duplicate questions, the author will decide the winner. Today's winner is: Roxann Ousley, 8, Wellston, Ohio Pearls are made by certain kinds of oysters, clams, and mussels. These animals are called mollusks, from a Latin) word meaning "soft." They allj have soft bodies inside their; hard shells. What is a pearl? It is madei up of the material with which a ] mollusk coats an irritating par-' tide that it cannot get rid of. This irritating particle may be a piece of broken shell, a parasite that has bored through the shell, or even a tiny grain of sand. The material which the mollusk keeps layering onto the piece so it won't irritate is nacre, or mother - of - pearl. As many layers of this mother-of-pearl are built up, a pearl is made. Now there is a great variety of pearls that can be made. The round pearl has the shape that Is most desired as a precious gem. To become round, a pearl must develop in the soft parts of the mollusk. A solid pearl in any irregu- .ar shape is called a "baroque pearl." When a pearl becomes attached to the inside of the shell, it becomes a "button jearl," rounded on one side and lat on tbe other. If a parasite ries to bore through the shell, :he moUusk may protect itself by covering the spot with extra nacre. Tnis builds up into what is called a "blister pearl." Not every pearl that is formed is valuable. Many pearls are not very attractive. Only those shellfish whose shells are coated on the inside with irrides- cent mother-of-pearl can produce pre<-;ous pearls. The pearls that are sometimes found in the clams and- oysters we eat are usually of poor quality and have no value. Cultured pearls are real pearls, and only an expert can tell then from "natural" ones. To produce a cultured pearl, a smooth, round bead of "mother- of-pearl is set into the living tissue of a pearl oyster. Then the oys f er is returned to the water for 3 to 5 years, and it will make a pearl around the bead that was put into its body. Artificial, or simulated pearls do not come from oysters but are manufactured from glass or plastic )pads and covered with a film that is made from fish scales. FUN TIME The Chuckle Box Patient: I have a bad case of amnesia Doctor How long have you had this' Patient- Had what? Joe: Would you be afraid to put your head in a lion's mouth? Bill: Yes. Joe: Why? Bill: I'm afraid of the dark. Win the New Book of Knowledge Set for Writing About "I Would Like to Help—" WARTfcC* TO 566 ME, feY?.. WHAT <?AN 1 00 FOR YOU? I'LL SIYI fOU A FAST ANSWER CHIEF/.. fCHltM PROMOTE ME TO LIEUTENANT/ soot?.' THE NEXT COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS ARE ..LET «E SEE .. SI* MONTHS FROM NOW/ I'M HAVMS A . TO KEEP ABOVE WJtfft FINANCIALLY/.. 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