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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.y COURIER MEWS SATURDAY, JULY M, PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Sports Spinning Reels Create Revolution in Fishing F ISHING has gone throwgb-an! drag io overcome ft is impossibl*! non-reverse lever the rod and when the arm was tosrad out abrupt change during the!to "backlash" or get a tangle of jreel are adapted to trolling and sharply, the weight of the bait past coaple of years. The intro-; line. duction of the spinning reel from! This is a tremendous change Europe has added new popular- < since any boy or girl trying the itj- to the sport a-nd widened the jrod for the first time can toss the opportunity to participate in it. lure almost as far as the most It is easier to become skilled j expert spin-caster. In some ways, in the use of the spinning reel! the youngster has an advantage than it was to manipulate the j because they will not try to use casting reel. The change is some- ! too much force. The fisherman starts his cast with the rod lifted slightly above thing like what would happen if someone invented a golfing device which, would make you hit the ball squarely every time. jjust behind the head and then In spin fishing, the line curls j smoothly brings it forward, off the edge of the reel rather | The spinning type fishing is than unrolling the spool as it j even more versatile than earlier | still fishing, with or without a bobber. The lures can be lighter and that opens the way to use the rod lor fly fishing with the addition of a light plastic bubble to the line. It is strange that a comparatively unfashionable style of fishing which arose in Europe has become very fashionable when it arrived in the United the horizon, brings the tip back States. People who couldn't afford casting' rods and reels devised this way to toss bait a great distance out over the water. The line was wound on a piece of did in the past. Since there is no'j methods. By snapping on the j wood or even on a finger, then sharply, the weight of the bait pulled the'line off the coil with ease. No rod whatever was used. So boys and girls in America who can't afford the rather expensive new spinning reels and rods can use their ingenuity in fashioning their own homemade devices. Some fishermen even prefer their own rigs in which the line is wound around a coffee can and which have handles on the inside of the can. Try it some sunny afternoon. It works very much like tossing an apple on the end of a stick and you make "use of ihe same forces of momentum. Let's Have a forty | Gypsy Theme Offers Variety BY IRMA HEGEL pONSULT Dad's almanac for a night when the weather is destined to be clear and arrange your gypsy back-yard party. Better have a few lanterns just in ^ase—they add atmosphere too. Tell everyone to bring a package for ihe "horse trading." Disguise the "trade" in "big boxes, newspapers, etc. Those who own harmonicas or ukes should be prodded into bringing them along since music is on the program. You can open the party with the "'horse trading'' — everyone praising the merits of his particular "horse" and getting an exchange package. Incidentally. this is a good way for guests to j become acquainted. ! Gypsies are wanderers and. ! finding a camp site may be con- sidered an appropriate game. Use any object for the camp, a tree, a driveway or a garden path. The moment the gypsies leave their camp to find another, the sheriff is ready to arrest them. The old game of "Tag— You're It" in a gypsy setting. "Wagon Race" is the old wheelbarrow trick, a player grasping the ankles of another player who is forced to walk, on bis hands. A fast trot to the finish line at a whistle signal Any wagon that collapses must drop out. Serve your wieners in a kettle with a long fork. Let everyone spear his own hot dog to place on a roll. Pop and cakes can complete the refreshments. Singing 'and storytelling come next. It makes for laughs if the storyteller chooses one consonant and tries to use it as often as possible in the words he selects. "'G" might be an appropriate letter for this is, after all, a gypsy party. Parting favors are cut-out paper flowers of all colors, each leave-taker choosing the color he wants. On the back of the flowers are fortunes to correspond with the colors. Write your own prophecies 'in rhyme, as silly as you please. Be sure they apply to both boys and girls. For instance— Somber brown denotes your calm. i You'll live a life devoid of harm. i !or Fortune smiles when you wear blue Fame and riches will come to you. Something to TVy Easy Coin Trick Looks Hard * /<• . , •. *& -, f ..\.... *.& • / a piece of paper about six or eight inches long, hold- Jog one end of it in your right hand. Hold tfce palm of your left hand upward and bend your x fingers. Place the paper on top of your fingers. Now, holding the paper there •wish your left thumb, place a 50- eent piece on top of the paper and exactly over the ends of two of yottr fingers. Now lift toe thumb of your left hand so that the paper and t-he 50-cent piece te balanced on the ends of yovtr fiagees. "Wrrti your nght hand. **k-e hold ot Hie end of the paper fa-pth€*t aw-ef irom your fingers and pal* *he pa^er quickly. If yow *> it Kgfe*, the paper T*M be BY LOUISE JEAJT WALKERT "WT8BN one recounts the obn- HTfcu*ions made to our civi- Szaaon, he often rails to mention maple sugsr which was made by the Indians in the te*npersei>e zone oi North America. No one feiows just bow t-he India-H learned that the sap from the maple tree could be boiled down into delicious syrup or ma-pl-e sugar. it is said, that once a gossipy squaw forgot to get some water in which to cook the Venison for the evening meal. Indians often had to go considerable distances to get water. The squaw was worried for she knew ihe family would come home hungry. Not knowing what else to do. she -went out into the forest to find water. She noticed sap dripping from a cut in a maple tree. pulled away, but the 50-eent piece will remain where it is. It may take a little practice to learn how to do this just right. The thing you must leara is to hold your left hand perfectly still while you pull the paper | with your right hand. M you ibend the fingers o£ your leftj hand as you pull the paper, or ) if you tip your fingers, the 50- i cent piece will probably fall off. j After you have tried this a number of times, you may be able to place the 50-cent piece over the end of only one finger i and to pull the paper away leav- | ing the 50-cent piece on the j money k> one of your friends i fln-ger. and see if he can do it. He prob- j After you have learned how j ably cannot do j-t until you show j to do it, give the paper and the j him how. Making Sweet Discovery were forming in the kettle. Fearing that the chief would beat her for spoiling the venirwn, she fled into the forest. She \vas afraid to return home. However, as night came on, she returned to the wigwam. When she entered, she noted a pleasant smell and saw the chief licking the sugar from his fingers. Timidly she told the chief what she had done and he forgave her carelessness. We do not know the name of the squaw who first noticed the sap dripping from the maple tree. Perhaps the squaw tasted the sap or it may have been a little papoose whose eager tongue licked the sap and found it sweet. so she fastened the bucket be- From that time, Indians began rse«ih it. Soon there was enough j to make maple sugar every sap to cook the meat. j spring. As the sap boiled down, the It became the first candy that squaw saw that sugar crystals Indian children ever tasted. A Toothpick Trick Here is a trick that is a lot of fun for you to perform for your friends: " Take five fiat toothpiciw and bend them double as nearly in the middle as you can, but be carefui not to break them in two. Now place them in a small plate with the bended part of the toothpicks touching each other in a circle in the center. Put two or three drops of water where the toothpicks touch one another and watch ttoe toothpicks unfold— What do you see? M you have done the trick correctly, you wiH hav« a five- pointed star. A Good Gantt Improve Soap Carving By Using These Hints PASS THE LIFESAYER » ft yood game to get life into a party which is dragging-Straws and a package of mints are needed. Pick team* and follow illustration above. Team members juggle the mint from one straw to another. Pert Pals Copt Hal Offers You New Friends Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 1-2 yea-rs old. I have dark brown hair and eyes. I am five feet, one inch tall. My fa- rodt« sports are baseball, swimming a-nd basketball. I like very irv«ch to coWeet movie stars' pic- i Wiostow )$ Tenth St. New London, Con-n. Dew Gaptein Mai, I a«i a gki 14 yeats o3d. I brown hair and brown eyes. I mi five feet, *i-x ioches taH. My Jiobbies ace photography and col- fcctin* dog siatues. I like all •potto, tBpecia-Hf basketball. 3 would M** to hav« pen pal* be- ag« ot H-16. (Saod?) vefl Av«. WM. Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 14 years old. I have brown hair and blue eyes. I am five feet, six inches tall. I would like to hear from boys and girls 14-1? years old. Ma-rgie Moblef R. F. D. 2 Piedmont, Al*. ! * * * j Dear Capta-i-n Hal, j I am ten years old. I have blue eyefi and dark blond hair. My hobbies are swimming, reading [and roller skating. I would like i pen pals between the agec of '9-12. Kileen Morris 262 Rubinson Ave. South Attleboro, Mass. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I would like to hear from gid pen pal*. I am 11 years old and have bk>«d h*ir and Wue I My hobby k swimming. I like ; to play in trees and I am almost j a tomboy. j Vickie Jane Melton i 1513 Madison Ave. j Gastonia, N. C. Ga-ptwn Hal, I am a s-irl nine years old. I have brown hair and eyes. I play the trumpet and piano. My hob- bief are collecting stamps and swimming. I would like to hear from boy« and girls all over the world. Cheryl Hall 21 8 East Kentucky Farefield, Calil. * * * Dear Captain Hal, I »m 12 years old. I have light brown hair and brown eyes. J am .five feet, one inch tall. My hobbi«W *re playing _ the piano and coli«rt*n* stawijw. I would I like to hear from both boyt a«d | girls. Rita SfteKon Route 2 r Box 3W Okmulg««, Ok-i«. • « * Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 12 yea*s oM. I have i brown hair and blue eyw. I weigh 80 pounds. I collect pictures of movie star* for my hobby. I would like to hear from boys and girls between 11-14. Loretta Mahvin R. F. D. 1 Elvins, Mo. « • * Dear Captain Hal, I am » girl 13 years old. I hav« blond hair and brown eyw. J would like to hear from boyn and girls from all over the world. Patsy R. Shepherd 705 Harmon St. Corpus Ghrifti, T«K. BY HAROLD GLTJCK TJTE do not know who the first boy or girl was who got the bright idea of sculpturing in soap. All I can do is give my thanks to Marvin. He was a student in my History Class and we were studying Ancient Egypt. Marvin made a Pyramid, a Pharaoh, a king's throne, a small boat, a chair, and the head of a mummy. Every boy and girl has the fundamental urge and desire to express himself or herself through creative activity. And one very evident advantage of using soap to sculpture is that it is very cheap. If you are thrifty you might add that when you are tired looking at your own creation, you can wash yourself with it! The tools you need are very simple. A knife, orange stick, pencil, paper, and a carbon sheet. If mother hasn't a spare orange stick to give you. you can purchase a package of them in the five and ten cent store. You start with a large cake of white soap. Smooth one side of it by scraping. Then allow the soap to dry for about an hour before tracing your drawing on it. Beginners' will probably need to make a drawing first. Marvin didn't use drawings but when he showed the class how to make things from soap, we found it best to use drawings as a guide. Decide exactly what it is" you wish to sculpture and make a drawing out of it. Do something simple at first. It can be a man, a fish, or »n animal. Draw exactly to size on a sheet of paper. Make all the corrections you want on. the sheet by erasing. Then when you are satisfied your next step is to trace this drawing onto ihe soap. Place the carbon sheet with carbon, side downwards, on the SOAP SCULPTURE can b* given a polished fintek Mk« the* priit-wiwninf d«f*0!M br first with paper napkin, then with finger*. smoothed surface of your cake of soap. Then place your original drawing over this, and trace with a pencil to obtain an image on the soap. In roughing out the design, care must be taken to cut away the soap in small pieces or slices. There is a very simple explanation for this necessary precaution. Soap has a tendency to break if you cut in large chunks and hence your entire design may be spoiled. Most of your work is done with your knife. You use the orange stick for making fine detail lines, such as hair on the head, eyes, mouth, nose, lines of hands, shoes or wrinkles. Can you join two cakes of soap together? There is a simple technique whenever you need a thicker amount of soap to be used than that of one cake of soap. Scrape down the sides of the cakes of soap that are to be joined. Place smooth, scraped sides into a shallow pan of water over slow heat. Insert toothpicks where they will not interfere with the carving. After thirty minutes, press the cakes together. However carving should not be started for another day. If you want to join your sculptured creation to a base here is what you do. Cut a trench in both model and the base. Then stick a piece of toothpick in each with ends projecting. Next heat a piece of soap in a shallow pan of water. When the part near the heat reaches the consistency of jelly, fill the two trenches with the soap jelly. And then press the two pieces together. When you are finished with your sculpture you may wish to polish it. Allow the model to dry out for two days. Then rub carefully with a paper napkin, being careful not to break off corners or projections. Then rub gently with the finger tips or the palm «f your hand. However you may desire to skip this step Virginia Mix-Dps Four important facts about Virginia are in these strange lines and your job is to rearrange the letters to find them: HOT RACE TEST ISIS HOE GUESSES FUR SOB CROP BOAT CURE COD GREETS TEND IS HIP Diamond Virginia is famous for colonial CULTURE and Puzzle Pete has chosen that as the center of his diamond. The second word is "a genus of rodents"; third "a Mediterranean island"; fifth "to check growth"; and sixth "craft." Can you finish the triangle? G II L CULTURE V R. £ Virginia Crossword »qi ' Puzzle Pete's Corner 13 Compound ether 15 Comparative suffix 16 Deer track 18 Pint (ab.) 20 Painful spots 23 Unit of energy 25 Ocean current 26 Ship of Columbus 28 Golf mound 29 Virginia is one of the states DOWJf 1 Get up 2 Angers 3 Small wagons 4 Pronoun '5 Native metal 6 Egyptian r-iver 7 Darling 11 Lampreys 14 Plant part 17 Hackneyed 18 Writing tools 19 Group of three 21 German river 22 Observed 24 African awtelope 27 Preposition Scramble-Gram Mere's Puxzle Pete's jumbled sentence about Virginia lor you to straighten outc nettled *t 1607, »iate th« Co4- omste in in the Elizabeth, Queen. first Virginia namta* for Virgin 1 Capital of Virginia ft Man's nam« 9 Great Lak* 10 Withered 14 Note m GuMfe's Behead *'a map" and have "a stag"; behead this and have "craft"; and behead this for an abbreviation for "right." Quick Question Which travel* faster? A weft- hit golf ball leaving th« t«e or a racing car making th« on«-l«p record at Indianapolis? How Many Words? How many five-letter words can you make from the letttri A E C R S? Use all ftvc letters in MCC word you mafct. Puitk Answers 'sao«j: MOH 021 OOQ'SSI and let your 9culp-t-u*e have a "rough" look. You will have a lot of fun with soap sculpture and you can even form a club in your school or neighborhood. I imagine I hear a boy asking this question: "What happens to the bits of soap that are left after jou finish your sculpture?" I think it only Mr to let Marvin answer this because that i« exactly the same question he wa* asked. "Save the bits in a jar and then give your head a first da«f shampoo." l.Cut Out4 shapes like th is from THIN CARDBOARD. Color \ with OWNS. Cut across necks on dotted lines ...then hinge necks back onto heads with ADHESIVE TAPE. OIT TAPS ON BACK 3. Number necks 10-5-M and give them to the side of a SHOE BOX so that the cut is even with the edgeof the box. J.HV ViTVW n 3 'i09T U I ox Isasss&ing; jo asnon : VHOOWA Battf* Abort Cloudi The Aw* "Batti* Above the Clouds" was not fought with airplanes b»* wi*h regular army troop*. It was during th« Civil War, lon« b*for« akplanes wer« perfected, the Battl* erf Lookout Mountain, Th* summit wa« covered with * cton»e to* and heavy clouds, so th« Union soldiers w«r« ablt to scramble up the sides of tot jnowntom and «wr- pris« th« Southerner!! enc»mp«<J ,00 top "«fcfc* tot 4.ROLLAPIECEOF WRITING PAPER IN7QATI6HT ROLL B-- TB AKAN *""* SHOOTER-TRY TOKNOCKOVEfc THE HEADS/ Facts and Figures Several nations havt erected special citieg for their capitals, including New Delhi, India; Canberra, Australia; and Washing- toft, D. C., tf.S.A, T-he famous leaning tower of Pisa wai started in 1174 A.D. It started to list long before it wa» finished in 1350 A. B. Man's first PMC* of fwrnitur* is said to have been A chert, hollowed from a log and cov«t«d with a slab of rock. In England, a leve« it a Royal reception in the motiving or early afternoon at which *r« presented thos* appointed It various offlc**. The Central Railroad o( J*r»ey put the flr«t di«eei twitcfc *nfi«« into scrvic* ift 1928.