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January 2, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 2, 1954
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SATURDAY. JANUARY 2, 1954 BLYTHEVJLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THRM PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Jerry Returns— With Troubles Pop was so sputtering mad because he'd hit his head with the rake handle, that I was sacked immediately. BY LEE PRIESTLEY DUT me in a leaky rowboat an call me Christopher Colum bus Thompson. I've made a grea discovery. Here it is for free. If you meet a mess of bad luck don't tense. That's the way th ball bounces, and it may turn ou real George after all. .When the weather turns cold We make a week end trip to the Farm for the Husking Bee. Our family is plenty chesty over th< fact that there's beta a harves celebration on the Home Place every year since Great-Great- Grandpappy convinced the Indians they had only squatter's rights to the farm. "Do you suppose the dolly from the next farm will be there?" I asked my twin sister. "Dolly?" Betsy said. "Oh, you mean Sue? I think she was only visiting." Betsy had been looking et the house next door, vacant Eince the Camerons left town. "1 thought Mom said someone was going to move in there." Then fihe gave me. a real thoughty look. "Jerry, you remember what happened this time last year?" "Huh? Oh, when we started to the Husking Bee? And you had to wait a few minutes while I did a lew little things?" Betsy snorted. "We waited hours. While you put on the ttorm windows. And mulched the roses. And stored the yard furniture. While you finished lix months' chores." "Well, gosh, a guy gets rushed Stuff piles up." "Pop said—with sound effects,' Betsy reminded me, "That il hadn't better happen again. Or you'll get left like a fat character chasing a bus." I went on dreaming about Sue, the cool local yokel, and planning to be right there beside her when she shucked a red ear of corn. That's been a smooching signal since Great-Grandpappy's time. BUST TIME PUT while I dreamed, I did all the chores. All. I stashed »way the summer stuff, cleaned and painted. I hauled out the winter stuff, cleaned. and repaired. I was not only current «t school, I was ahead, if you can believe it. I wrote up stuff that wasn't even due yet. By Friday night we knew Pop would get home from his business trip just in time to take off •gain for the Farm, I checked up with Betsy. "Can you think of anything I've overlooked?" "Yard furniture? Lawn mower?" I made a circle with my thumb and forefinger. "In the bag." . Betsy looked out of the window. "Hey, somebody is moving in next door. 1 see a light." I wasn't interested. "1 don't think there's a thing, but 1 wouldn't'want my foot to slip at the last minute. Say, Sister, if you want to be a pal, you'll reroute any red ears you meet to Sue." Next morning, Pop went out to drive the car around. And the roar he roared brought the rest of us out on the double. By that ime the deep pockets parent vas so riled he sputtered. WHO DID IT? 'J'HERE, piled up at the edge of our drive was a mess that ooked like a cyclone-s truck iardware store crossed with the ity dump. A wheelbarrow, hree empty bushel baskets, a >usted-seated chair, a step lad- er, a hoe, a bunch of paper- tufled cardboard cartons, two aint buckets, a lawn mower, a less of empty jelly glasses, fruit ars and a rake. Pop had stepped n the rake. I yelped like a bee-stung pup. Honest, Pop. I didn't—" "I see you didn't!" Pop roared. I've got eyes in my head! Like- •ise a bump I can't get my hat ver. March right back in the ouse, young man. You're stay- ng at home." He was so mad he didn't give me a chance to say that mess was as horrid a surprise to me as it was to him. Watching the car turn out of the drive, I drop kicked one of the paint buckets over the fence. There was a little shriek and then a girl looked over the fence. 'I'm sorry the movers left all that stuff over there, but you don't have to —Why, Jerry Thompson! Do you live next door?" My mouth fell open. Sue! The dolly from th* next farm to Gramp's. The pretty local yokel, more George than ever. "My father sold the farm to my uncle," Sue was saying. "But we're going back today for the Husking Bee. Why didn't you go with your folks when they left ust now. Jerry? Then before I could answer, she added, kind of shy and cute, "Would you like o drive up with us?" Would II It wasn't only the weather that had turned out ool. I thought about those red ars of corn. Are You A Brick? BY ERNEST 8. KELLY Okay, so your pal it • swell fella. I'm not arguing. But, can YOU tell m« where that term "Brick" came from? No—you can't? Honest fellow —you're > brick! Interested? Okay, here goes. Plutarch, the ancient writer, in his "Life Of Agesilaus" (King of Sparta), gives the strange and exciting origin of the term "You're a Brick!" The story goes ... A certain ambassador, from Esperus, was shown by the King around his capital city. The ambassador, a shrewd man, knew that the King although professing to rule Sparta only, actually bossed all of Greece, and expected to see huge stone walls guarding the city. He saw nothing of the kind. The city of Sparta appeared to be unprotected. "Sire," he said to the King. "We have travelled mi^ch, yet I find no walls and towers for de- tense. Why not?" The King of Sparta laughed, proudly. "You didn't look very carefully, my friend," he told the Ambassador. "Come with me tomorrow morning and I will show you the Walls of Sparta!" The following morning the King led his guest out on to the plain, where a huge army was drawn up, thousands of men and horses. The King pointed proudly to the great array saying, "See! Behold the Walls of Sparta, ten thousand men, and every man a brick!" Do your friends say that you, too, are a "brick"? Magic Trick A Paper Cork Fill a glass with water and place a piece of lightweight cardboard on it. A 3x5 filing card works very nicely. Working over a sink, put one hand on the glass and lay the palm of the other hand over the card. Invert the glass and remove the hand from under the card. The card will ict as a cork to hold the water in the glass. This happens because air pushes up as well as down. Pull a corner of the pap away from the glass to allow bubble of air to enter. Out com the water. Letters Taken From Capt. Hal's Mailbag Dear Captain Hal, I am 13 yean old and In th eighth grade. I have dark brow hair and brown eye«. My hob bies are playing the piano, stam collecting and writing to pel pals. I would like to hear from boys and girls of all agei. Bernice Swor % Route 2, Box 422 Camarillo, Calif. • • • Dear Captain Hal, I am 10 years old. I have llgh. brown hair and hazel eyes. My favorite sport is swimming. Nan Brooke 1120 Calhoun Place Anniston, Ala. • • • Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 13 years old. I would like to have boys and girls 13-17 to write to me. I will an swer all letters. Elna Pettigrew 708 Barnes St. Reidsville, N. C. Dear Captain Hal, 1 am 14 years old. I have light brown hair and brown eyes. I am five feet, three inches tall. My favorite sport is swimming. I collect snapshots of movie stars. I would like pen pals between the ages of 14-16. Jo Ruth Smith P. 0. Box 133 N. Belmont, N.C. Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 12 years old. have brown hair and brown eye My hobby is collecting movi star pictures. I would like pe pals between the ages of 11-14. Geraldine Murphy 53 Cypress Ave. Methuen, Mass. • • • Dear Captain Hal, I am 13 years old. I have blond hair and blue eyes. M. favorite sports are baseball and basketball. I will write to al girls who write to me betweer the ages of 12-14. Doreen Starr 1713 Princeton North Las Vegas, Nev. • • • Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 13 years old. I am five feet, six inches tall. I have brown hair and brown eyes. I would like to hear from boys and girls between the ages of 12-13 Irene McBee Victory Station Gastonia, N. C. Dear Captain Hal, I am a boy 16 years old. I have lend hair and blue eyes. 1 'ould like pen pals from all over he world. My Hobbles are fishing and baseball. Frank Pennington 113 Osage Corpus Christi, Tex. Try Puzzle Pete's Mixed-Up MEET Bernice Swor of Camarillo, Calif. She telli about herself in Captain Hal'i pen pal column today. Dear Captain Hal, 1 am a girl 13 years old. I have ight brown hair and blue eyes. would like to hear from boys id girls all over the United tales. Kathleen Newcomb Clark Lane New London, Conn. * • • 3car Captain Hal, I am a girl 14 years old. I ould like to hear from boys and iris 14-18. I have light brown air and blue eyes. I take clar- ict lessons and play in the dgewood band. I like to knit, ead and write letters. Judy Heim 2422 Fox Ave. Madison 5, Wia. Rummage Sale Yfill Aid Club or School Treasury \ Answers to Puzzles JUNIOR CROSSWORD: ISRAELI CROSSWORD: H O fc V L e \> « S H L A A L ? E L O R A Kl c- £ Y & T A N K i. R e R E L fc A D t R ER A R W e K $ & Kl 1 M & 1 O T A D e & o p & fc K l.Cut 4 Z inch circle from a piece of PAPER. FOLD TWICE.,DRAW ON PETALS AND CUT OUT. "Shucks, yes!" I told Sue. 3. Cut a piece of heavy RU&YARN40in.long:.. Sew the daisies with a pretty BUTTON in the' center of each one. onto the yarn like this.. paper pattern to cut 5 daisies from brightly colored FELT.. ISRAELI REBUS: Star of Da vid; Dead Sea; Arabs; Becrsheba CODED MESSAGE: The Re public of Israel is primarily an agricultural country. ISRAELI JUMBLE: Jerusalem Citrus fruits; Mount Scopus. ISRAELI TRIANGLE: MEDINAT EDITOR DINED ITER NOD AR T CHANGELINGS: 1—Titmouse. 2—Kracow. 3—Hot dog. 4- Scarecrow. 8—Humbug. 6-Fire bug. 7—Saw horse. 8--Welsh rabbit. 9—Dandelion. 10—Concur. 11—Combat. 12—Moscow. 13—Killdeer. 14—Foitear. 15— Hush puppy. 1«—Console. 17— Turnpike. I8_Nlghtmar«. 19- Tomahawk. 20—Mandrake. 21— Popinjay. 22—Baccarat. 23- Clorox. 24—Mongoos*. 25—Leap frog. 28-Stool pigeon. 37— Clotheshori*. KIDDLES: 1-You lick one with a stick, while you stick the other with t lick. 2—He puts down three and earriu on*. 3— Nov-ember and Dec-ember. 4- tt make« him fast. 5-One Is the sal* of cfTecls, whil* ih* olhci Is U» «0«cU of a Mil. BT IDA M. PARDUE (~)NE of the quickest and easies 1 ways of making a satisfying amount of money to swell tha :lub treasury, Is by putting on a •ummage sale. Every coin . trickles in will be clear profit ;ince what you sell costs nothing What is sold at a rummage sale? AJIJ usable item someone is willing to donate. Two young girls who yearned for a saddle horse recently put on their own rummage sale in the family garage. They were more than amazed at their take—over $11 —In just a coupl* of hours. If two girls can do this well, think what a whole club might iccornplish. On* organization with just 18 members has held Swo sales; th* first brought in $46 and th* second, Just short of $90. Each member starts by going through her own closets and bureau drawers. Ask your own mother about parting with :Iothes you have outgrown. What about that gift bottle of scent 'ou never liked? That string of beads, or bracelet which doesn't suit your taste? Those books •ou've read dozens of times? Old costumes, toys, extra pencils, magazines, hats, gloves, mittens, omics, all can be turned into aright nickels and dimes at a ummage sal*. ADVERTISE PLANS Many youth groups have lic!;i rummage sales to benefit their school or club. How they did It, ti outlined here. BOTHER may welcome the 'chance to get rid of those dds and ends of dishes am ric-a-brac; framed pictures 'all placques, old curtains, jelly laises; anything goes at a rum- mag* sale. Just be sure that 'hat you offer is clean, and can till b« of use to someone. Your clubroom 1: th* logical lac* to hold th* sal*. Or per- aps you can get permission for >e us* of a vacant itor* for a ouple of days. Start the ball rolling a week advance by advertising with steri, bulletin notices, and enty of talk. A day ahead of il* time, at many member* as >ssibl* should thow up at the lesroom, to help sort the mer- landise and lay It out In neat les on small tables or boxes. A ne on which to hang dresses d other clothing would be ry handy. Old shoes, tied or otch-taped together In pain, n be ottered In a cardboard Hon. Kecj) prices low If you wtih speedy Ml**. A pair of IOOM should bring 25 cents. Cotton dresses are worth from 25 cents o 50 cents, depending on the condition. A man's suit sells for 1.50. So will a good dress of affeta, crepe or other nice ma- erial. Used comics will go like hot- akes at a nickel a pair. Olter paper-backed books for 10 cents and magazines at 5 cents. You'l have to use your own judgmen about pricing odds and ends. Use a muffin tin as a cash reg ister. Provide newspapers and paper sacks for wrapping and holding purchases. If there li still merchandls_ left at the end of the sale, donate it to some organizlion like the Salvation Army or Good Will. Besides earning money, you'l find a rummage sale Is fun, Wasfebosket Fun Get a solid color wastebasket In any size. Cut out pictures of your favorite sport or hobby from magazines and glue them on the wastebasket. When the glue has dried, shellac or varnish the basket. Use th* basket In your bedroom for scraps or as a storage bin for some of your favorite possessions. Riddlei 1. What is the difference between a donkey and a postage stamp? . Why Is a lam* dog Ilk* a choolboy adding six and seven? 3. What are th* ashes of the expiring year? 4. Why does tying a slow horse o a post Improve his pace? 5. What Is the difference bc- wcen seasickness and an auction ofgoodJ? Game Fun Play Iron-Claw Have you ever watched an iron-claw game work? The kind where you put in a coin, and then a claw swings over a heap of small candies and favors, picks up some, and drops them Into a chute? How good do you think you would be as an Iron claw? You can find out by playing this game. Try It with a friend or play It at your next party. All you need ar* a couple of bowls—one empty, and the other filled with dried navy beans. Have someone keep score with Dencil and paper. Place the Dowls one arm's reach apart on a table. Players take turns dipping Into he beans with all five fingers leld stiffly, iron-claw style. When a player has picked up all he beans he can hold, he pulls his hand out and empties the "claw" into the other bowl. One point is scored for each bean dropped into the empty bowl. The player who gets the most beans into the empty bowl has the best "iron claw." Wires Crossed A little boy who had been told that kitty had electricity in her fur explained it this way to »n older playmate. "You mustn't stroke her the wrong way. The wires are all covered over with fur, but they're there Just the same." Gomes With Words CHANGELINGS Below 1> a lilt of animali. Pu a short word or part of a wor before tach animal to mak* th meaning given. Here are the an sweri for the flrjt two to giv you th* Idea: No. 1 U TITMOUSE No. X It KRACOW A good score for this rathe difficult game would be 18 to 2( CHANGE TO 1. Mouse—A small bird relate< to the nut hatch. 2. Cow—A Polish city. 3. Dog—Frankfurter on • roll 4. Crow—A figure set up out doors to frighten birc away from crops. 5. Bug—To cheat or deceive. 6. Bug—An incendiary. 7. Horse—Used when cuttin up wood. 8. Rabbit—A chees« dish served on toast 9. Lion—A yellow wild flower 10. Cur—To agree. 11. Bat—Conflict, strife. 12. Cow—A Russian city. 13. Deer—A kind of plover. 14 Bear—To endure. 15. Puppy—A sort of pancake. 16. Sole—Comfort, encourage. 17. Pike—A road having a tollgate. 18. Mare—A bad dream. 19. Hawk—An Indian ax. 20. Drake—A wild plant. 21. Jay—A conceited silly person. 22. Rat—A card game. 23. Ox—A cleaning fluid. 24. Goose—A snake-killing animal of India. 25. Frog—An outdoor game. 26. Pigeon—An informer. 27. Horse—Frame on which to hang laundry. Junior Crossword ItracK Rebus Vet the wordi and plctunt to your fullest advantag* and youl have little trouble finding th* four facts about Israel hidden to this rebui by PuizI* Pet*: THERS'S ffOf t TMua IN THI4 S£A Coded Missag* Here's a puzzle wrier* Puzzle Pete has used a simpl* cod* for :he correct letters. Just ai a hint, the fourth word is ISRAEL. Now see if you can finish the sentenc*. Ulf Sfqvcmjd pc Jtabfm ft qsinbsjnu bo bh«Jdvmyvibni dpvouss. Israeli Crossword ACROSS 1 Sprite 4 Short for Louise 5 Seek information T Incline th* head 10 Towards 11 Opposite of yes 12 Finish 14 Part of th* body 15 Fusi 17 At this tlm* DOWN 1 Animal 2 Exclamation 3 Pleasure 5 Have eaten 6 Boy 8 Number » Animal 13 Short for Daniel 14 Opposite of high 16 Opposite of do not Israeli Jumble Three facts about Israel ar. concealed In these three strang lines. Just rearrange the letter until you find them. JAMES RULE UR CUT IS FIRST STUN COOP SUM ZOO'S WHO AT HIGH ALTITUDES,PRE FERABLV ABOVE THE TIMBERLINE, WITHIN THE SHELTER CREVICES.,. IT IS FOUND IN EUROPE, ASIA AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF NORTH THE HWOPCTAMUS HAft THE SfiCONP LARGEST MOUTH INTHEWORLB, ONLY ACROSS 1,5 Israel occupies the major portion of Palestine, th* ( Cry of bacchanal* 10 Great Lake 11 Brythonlc sea fod 12 English prlocen 13 Prattled 18 Editor (ab.) IT Exltt 18 Be qulett SO Sea nymph 24 Shrunken Z« Fish *gg* 17 On th* sheltered fM* 36 Italian cit/ 29 Equal 30 Erect DOWN > Above 3 Feminine appellation 4 Biblical pronoun 5 Conductor 8 Scottish alder to** T Number 8 Act 14 Steel cargo boat 15 Befor* 18 Blow with open hand 19 Robust 21 Gaelie 22 Jot 23 Forest creature 25 Born 28 Comparative suffix Israeli Triangfa MEDINAT Israel is the name of the country at Puzzle Pete'* visit, which makes him hang his rlangl* from th* nativ* word. Th* second word is "a newspaper official"; third, "ate"; fourth, "a Roman road"; fifth, "to bow lightly"; and sixth, "a measure of area." Now you finish the tri- ingl* from these clues: MEDINAT E D I N A T Funnel Blow Trick Se« who can b* th* flrtt M low out a candl* by blowing hrough a funnel This can be done only tf th* unnel it held so low that th* top dg« of th* lar((« P»« of the unnel Is in line with th* candl* am*. Most people will hold to* nnel in th* wrong place. Obedi«nct A teacher giving a tett told 0M ass to writ* th* words n**d*d the blank ipices. On on* paper every on* of th* ten qu«f- tlons had to* word "B**d*d* wtittttfa.

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