SATURDAY, JANUARY 9,1954 BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE 1TO1 PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Looki interesting Help! I'm surrounded Smile for the camera Mitzi Gets Foxy With the Squirrels- Mttil a toy fox terrier owned by the C. Rondo Smiths of St. Petersburg. Fla., was not used to mniinal company until a trio of baby squirrels invaded her happy home. Mitzi took a curious sniff at. the bushy-tailed animals and was mighty scared when they decided to be friendly. But all ended happily. The little fox terrier Is now chief playmate for the squirrels. Puzzle Pete Gives Variety Wit Work Crossword ACROSS 1 Idolize 8 More painful 7 Postscript tab.) 9 Born 10 Exclamation of satisfaction 12 Individuals 14 Eat 16 Tree fluid 1? Narrow inlet 18 Group of three singers 20 Direction 21 Compass point 22 Low haunt 24 Electrical term 2! Engine 27 Expunge DOWN 1 While 2 Puts on ! Mineral rock 4 Bamboolike grass 5 Comparative suffix 7 Poles 8 Trap 10 Aromatic herb 11 Adds warmth 13 Root finial 15 Masculine appellation 19 Smell 20 Son o£ Seth (Bib.) 23 Greek letter 25 Pronoun 26 Musical note Hemonym Puzzle Pete's missing words lound alike, but are spelled differently. Can you finish his sentence? Judging by the voice, the person who picked up the from the post office box was a —. Word Chain Change DARK to MORN in four moves. After only one letter at a time and be sure you have a good word after each change. Gomes With I Words Handy Words In this game you are to find 12 two-syllable words beginning with HAND. To get a word, ^change one letter in only one of the words listed after HAND, sometimes the A word, sometimes the B word. Leave the other letters in the fame order as before. In No. 1 for example, DRAFT is changed to CRAFT to make H A N D C R A F T. The changed letter may be anywhere In the word, beginning, middle or end. 1. Hand—a. draft; b. item. 2. Hand—a. come. b. break. 3. Hand—a. down, b. itrinj. 4. Hand—a. big, b. pack. 5. Hand—*, feel, b. mane. 6. Hand—a. boot, b. bread. 7. Hand—a. sand, b. wore. 8 Hand—a. cat, b. sand. 9. Hand—a. ten, b. fllL 10. Hand—*, pint, b.' shade, 11. Hand—a. puff, b. fine. 11. Hand—i. bawl, b. slow. 13. Hand—i, down, b. main. 14 Hand—a. less, b. raw. 19. Hind—a. rain, b. fine. U. Htnrt i. tliif, k. nod. Triangle This triangle is based on RODENTS. Puzzle Pete says the second word is "an Italian river" third "a wand"; fourth "tardy" filth "a black bird"; and sixth "forcible." Complete the triangle from these clues: R o D E N T RODENTS Word Square First rearrange the letters in each row to form a good word, then rearrange the rows so your answer will read the same down as it does across: L T T T Copt Hal's Pen Pal Mailbag Dear Captain Hal, I want a pen pal. I hope some one will write tq me. 1 have blue eyes and 1 dark bjond hair. I am 12 years old. My hobbies are swimming and riding. Frances Smith 102 Woodland Dr. Thomasville, Ga. Dear Captain Hal, I'm a girl 14 years old. I'm five feet, three inches tall ant: weigh 110 pounds. I have brown eyes and brown hair. I would like to hear from boys and girls between the ages of 13-15. Betty Fish 95 Davis St. Greenfield, Mass. jo me Fun Use Spoons to Bat Balloons This is a fun-packed game for a party or family gathering. You need several players, a large number of inflated balloons, vooden ice cream spoons, and wo large wastebaskets or boxes he, same size. Divide the players into equal iides. Or let the boys compete against the girls. Form two lines either across the room from each ither or, if played outside, leave bout 12 or 14 feet between the ines. Set the- two baskets on a cen- er line about six feet apart, lace a box of inflated balloons small ones) by each lins. At a :ven signal, the players on each ide, one at a time, must bat a jalloon with a flat wooden spoon rom home-base line into his >asket. If someone pops a bal- oon, he is out of the game. The ide which fills its basket with lalloons first wins the game. Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 14 years old. I'm interested in movie stars and collect pictures of them. I have a 5reat deal of interest in sports such as baseball, basketball and tennis. Mary Edna Tripsas 185 Hamilton Ave. Peterson 1, N J. • • • Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 12 years old. I'rl like to receive lots and lots of letters from boys and girls all over the world. So, come on, kids, start writing. Kay Huddle R. F. D. 3 Church Hill, Tenn. * • t Dear Captain Hal, 1 would like to hear from boys and girls all over the world. I promise to answer all letters as soon as possible. I would like pen pals between the ages 11-16. Sherry Johnson 501 Cunningham Corpus Christi, Tex. Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 12 years old. I have dark brown hair and eyes. My hobby is collecting cups and records. I would like to hear from boys and girls between the ages of 12-14. Olga Gilda Guerrero 1413 Farragut St. Laredo, Tex. Try to Solve the Mystery BI HAROLD CLUCK THE CHALLENGE: Are you wide awake? Can people fool you? If aomeone (old you a story with an error In U could you spot what was wront? Paul Husted is your age and he Is In the same class u you arc In school. Tou are going t« match wits with him. He listened to a itory and knew just what was wrong with U. See U you can do the same. >AUL HUSTED started to twist the tennis racket in his hand Then he walked over to the window and looked at the clouds above. For the past ten minuto there had been a light drizzle in Centerville. Then he turned to his friend, Arthur Zorn, reporter on the town's one and only leading newspaper. "Of all tne days in the week :o rain. Why did it have to happen on this day. Six other days n the week for the clouds to veep. And they oick the wrong Arthur Zorn couldn't help ;miling as he heard his young :riend complain. "The world hasn't come to an end. And though it is only driz- :ling in Cenlerville, the sun may le shining in Hampton." "That could be," added Mrs. lusted who knew how her son elt. Juan Segorino, the famous enis star, had promised to give aul a tennis lesson at the Hamp- on Beach Club. "You might as well start out ow," suggested Mrs. Husted. "But drive slo\vly. On days like this accidents can happen. And if it is still raining, I am certain Mr. Segorino will give you a lesson on another day. He is going to be at the Beach Club for three weeks." Paul Husted and Arthur Zorn left the house and then entered the car outside. They drove to the corner, turned left on Main Street and went straight for half a mile. It still was- drizzling Then they turned right on Maple Street. Suddenly the ear ahead came to a dead stop. Just in time Arthur Zorn applied the brakes to avoid a collision. There was a man on the ground near the first car. A woman got out of the car. At the same time. two men 'got out of a car that was parked on the side of the street "We saw it all," said one of the men. "You ran right into this man. John, go to the corner and call the police. A woman like this should be arrested." "Shouldn't you also call an ambulance," suggested Paul who noticed that the man was moving slightly on the ground. "He may be badly hurt." "Mind your business boy," said the man. "I will take him into my car and take him to a doctor." WHO IS LYING? T^HE woman driver was in tears and she turned to Arthur Z"— as if pleading for help. i never touched that man. He ran near my car and deliberately fell down. Thia looks like a racket to me." A crowd collected and soon a prowl car arrived. Sergeant BiU Callahan turned to the two men who claimed they had seen everything. "Just vvhat did you see happen?" "The traffic light was red against the woman. The man had crossed the street and the light was green in his favor. The woman hit him with the car. It was her fault." The officer took down the statement and then spoke to the other an. "How does it happen you two were around here just when the accident took place. Were you parked on the side where your car is for some time?" "No, officer," replied the driver of that car. "We had just stopped there about one minute before the accident happened. I asked my friend if he were thirsty. There is an ice cream place on this side of the street. My friend | I me to go ahead. And jus .hen the accident took place." Paul glanced at the parked cai it the dry spot underneath it, an at the two men again. Then h spoke softly to Arthur Zorn wh n turn called the officer aside The officer spoke again. I am going to take you tw men to headquarters. I have eeling that there wasn't any ac :ident. This boy spotted an erro in your story. Question: What was the erro n the story? THERE ARE 8 THINGS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE ...AS YOU FIND EACH ONE,NUWERff I -2-3,AND500N, UNTIL WHAVEfOUND 8- J.S., British Bobby-Soxers Among Alan Dean Fans BY JOEY BASSO j'NGLAND suffered a great loss when one of her native sons nd finest talents decided to try is luck in the country known as he land of opportunity." Alan Dean was a favorite with e bobby-soxers in his native ountry, and he is fast becoming big favorite with the teenage rigade in the United States. When Alan first arrived in jnerica he had only planned i staying for a few short onths, never realizing that he ould be kept so busy that he ouldn't have the time to return England. He had hoped to ake enough connections in merica so that he could perhaps ay a few clubs and theater ites. However, he gained immediate cognition with his distinctly fferent sounding voice. The ublic and the press both ac- aimed Alan as a new singing ar, with a fine set of pipes, a rsonable manner of speech, and o much needed charm some irtormers seem to lack. Within few short monttu he was re- rding for MGM Records, for- i tunately getting the righ't songs to record. ALAN began to sing when he was about ten years old in ZOO'S WHO his church choir. But actually it was the accordion that madi him a prominent musical figure in England. As a result of working with an amateur band he won a regular engagement at the Cuba Club. He earned many awards as one of Great Britain's top jazz accordionists long bcfora he switched to singing professionally. He resumed his singing with an engagement at the Nuthouse Club in London. There he was heard by a popular bandleader named Harry Roy,, who asked him to join his band as the featured vocalist. Upon leaving the Roy band, he joined Oscav Rabin's band and toured Europe. In 1948, Alan Joined the Ambrose orchestra, which is us popular in England as the Guy Lombardo band is in America. In 1949, he went out on his own as a single, and thus started his rapid rise up the ladder to become England's number one singer. His tremendous popularity with the English fans resulted in his winning the Melody Maker jazz poll for three consecutive years. Leonard Feather, one of our most outstanding jazz critics, caught Alan's act when he went to England and suggested that he come to America and try to hit the bigtime here. IKS, WHEN WEfJ YOUNG CAN B£ TRAINED TO CATCH FISH FORTHElR OWWER5...IN INDIA SEVERAL TBlt?£5 USE THEM FOR THIS PUPROSE .„ M FLIGHT, A SPARROW* WlWGS MAKE 15STR0XE5 CUBS AR6 BORNF«XMARCH IS^TILUTHREE WEEKS LATER, THE- TIME WHEN VQIW9 fUBWTS.THflR. M»T You'll Find the Puzzle Answers Here WORD CHAIN: DABK, darn, CROSSWORD: barn, born, MORN. WORD SQUARE: STOLE TAPER OPERA LEROT ERATO TRIANGLE: R PO ROD LATE RAVEN POTENT RODENTS HANDY WORDS: - 1 — Handcraft. 2—Handsome. 3—Handspring. 4—Handbag. J—Hand- rnadt. (—Handbook. T—Handwork, t—Handcar. •—Handbill, 10—Handshake. 11—Handcuff. 12 -Handball. 13-Handmaid. 14- Handiaw. 15—Handrail. 18- HOMONYM: Mall, male. RIODLBSi 1—When you are Chili. 2—Because a B (bee) follows It. 3—Because without its tail it it nothing. 4 —Because th*y always correspond but ntvti meet SOLVE-IT-YOURSELF: If the car had just stopped a moment before the accident, then the area beneath tht car should have been wet, th* iime u over tht entire area. But Paul had seen It was dry. This could only have one meaning: The car had been parked there for some time, beta* K iUrted. dcisdinf. I Co//ecf Hand Prints; Mount As Cut-Outs MOUNT cur-oun of FRIE-NDS'HANDS /no AS&EMBLt IN BOOK fOKM - BY HAROLD GLUCK f OOK at your hand and study the lines on it. Then look at a friend's right hand. Study the lines on that hand. You will notice the lines are different. Also each hand is different. One has longer fingers. Another may have shorter fingernails. How about collecting hand pic- lures? Start in with your hand as the first in your collection. You will need sheets of black and white paper. Place your right hand on the white paper and trace around the edges of your fingers and the palm of your hand. Use a pencil for this. Cut out the outline and paste on a sheet of black paper, jook at the lines on your left hand. Then draw all the lines you. see. The result will be the appearance of your left hand with the palm up. Ask each of your friends to !ct you make a cutout of their hands. Keep them in a scrapbook or hang them up in your room. Show your friends your collec- Ion of hands the next time you get together or have a party. See f they can identify their own hands. And see U they can tell the hands of their friends by ooking at the cut-outs. Guess the Riddles 1. When are you a country of South America? 2. Why u the tetter A like • loncysuckle? 3. Why is the number 3 like » icacock? 4. Why are your eyei like rieods sapKated bjr aa Globetrotters Won Fame By Hard Way BY IRBY COOPER (~\NCE upon a time, it says in tne basketball storybook, a team traveled about the county in a broken-down jalopy. It was a good team, composed of agile young Negro athletes who could do things with a basketball that you would never think possible But this team, as good as it was, also was a very hungry team. For, you see, playing in barns and on outdoor cqurts and in old rickety-rackety gymnasiums it was forced to take what it could get to play. And often this was no more than five do] lars a game. This team was named—mor for the sake of publicity tha truth—the Harlem Globetrotters Certainly they didn't feel lik globetrotters alter splitting ftv dollars nine ways. And whei they climbed into their old ca (after a few hours of repair wor on motor or tires) they wonderec even more about the accuracy o their name. Things are different today however. For now, 26 years later the Harlem Globetrotters repre sent one of the greatest show the sports or entertainment worl knows. Today the team is a mil lion dollar business—an enter prise known from one end of th earth to the other. Today this team plays in th most modern, the most beautifu gymnasiums In the world—in America, in Europe, In Asia, in Australia, in South America, in Africa. They've been everywhere —they've earned their Globetrot ters nickname. They attract crowds of 50.00C !ans, people who want to see basketball at Its best and basket- tall mixed with humor at its best Today, instead of splitting flve dollars nine ways after each ;ame, the Trotter players earn rom S500 to $2500 a month each One player—the fabulous Goose Tatum, the clown prince of the .earn—earns close to $40,000 a year, nearly twice as much as the ilghest paid player in the No. 1 >rofessional basketball league. DO GET SERIOUS WHAT is it that people love about these clowns of the court? "You can't explain ou just marvel at them," said one coach, who was captivated >y a coloriul performance by the ?rotters. But you can explain it. You :an say that they make a basket- mil come alive. They make It ook as though fi'ie ball were :ontrolled by radar. You can say Trick You Can Have A Magic Eye Tear strips of paper from arge sheet so that there are only wo pieces with smooth edges. Tiese will be the one piece from he top of the paper and the one iece from the bottom. Pass out slips of paper and 'hile doing so ask each person o write the name of a country n his paper with two exceptions, sk the one who receives the top iece and the one who receives he bottom piece to write names t states on their papers. Have players fold the papers In alt and mix them well in t hat. 'se your magic eye to select the apers which contain names of ales. No on>! will know that ou can tell them by the smooth edges of the papers. that the Trotters entertain th« peoples of the world by playing brilliant basketball and by adding the comic, the humorous, th« clever touch. They'll play football and baseball on the basketball ' court — they'll make their opponents so mad with their merry shenanigans that the opponents will want to murder 'em. But not many opponents can murder the Globetrotters. Their 26 year record shows more than 4,500 victories, less than 300 losses, a percentage far better than .900. They fool around with their tricks all right, but they can get serious and play basketball that few teams can better. And annually they beat these allot all-star college players, top stars from the college ranks. And anually they beat these all- stars on the average of two games to one. They've sometimes been criticized for "making a travesty of the game." Once the remarks of a Canadian team along this line considerably irked the Trotters. So they played it straight and beat the Canadians 122-20. But folks don't rum out by the thousands to see 'em play it straight. They want to see Goose Tatum, whose arms spread out seven feet, hide the ball on top of an opponent's head. They want to see Marques Haynes dribble flve or six minutes at a time while standing, sitting or lying flat on his back. His mates usually sit down and read newspapers while he controls the ball with his brilliant dribbling. LPrawamapofthfrUnlted States on WRAPPING PAPER about 15 in. wide and 28 inches long. 2. Write, the names of th& large cities on smallslip of paper... Fold theslips and put them all in a box. HOW TO PLAY: EACH PLAYER TAKES m/VS DMWM6MKF/KM JHEBOX...
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