The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 16, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 16, 1954
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SATURDAY, JANUARY, 16 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THRE1 PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Aching Feet Led Way to New Heels BT LEE PRIESTLEY ITUMPHEEY O'SULLIVAN' feet hurt. He tried standin on first ont then the other, bu that didn't help. The floor ti front of the stones and type case ot the print shop felt equall hard to either of his sore, achin feet, "I know just how it will be : Humphrey grumbled aloud. "B the time 1 get off work, I'll be s tired and cranky I won't feel lik doing • a thing except going t bed. If there were some way I aoften. up this hard floor." It was while he lay in bed tha niaht unable to sleep because o his aching feet that Humphrey had the idea. When be went to work the next morning he carried with him an elastic rubber mat Placing it in front of the cases where he most often stood, h cushioned his sore feet from the hard floor. At the end of the daj Humphrey and Humphrey's fee both felt fine. That is, until the practical joker who is always present in every print shop took to hiding the rubber mat. Humphrey raged and ranted, but more times than not he could not find the rubber mat that saved his heels from the hard floor. And the missing mat was no joke to Humphrey. Again he could not sleep because of his tired, aching feet And again necessity became the mother of invention. NO MORE JOKES TV"EXT morning Humphrey made a purchase before he went to tha print shop. It was another of the elastic rubber mats and some small nails. When the practical joker hid away the mat, he noticed that it had two identical . small holes in it. The practical joker waited for Humphrey to explode in a rage when he discovered that the rubber mat. was gone again. But Humphrey was calm and even imiling. In fact the smile became a grin as he noticed the joker's disappointment. "You'll have to think up a new one," Humphrey told the man. "I don't care how many times you hide the mat now. Look!" He lifted a foot and showed the ' joker that he had nailed a piece of the rubber matting to each heel. "I'll carry my foot comfort around with me from now on," Humphrey said. So was invented the simple but helpful rubber heel that has added to foot ease and reduced shock resistance and noise in walking for thousands. The footsore printer brought foot comfort within the reach of everyone. Very True "What's an abnormal boy or girl?" Bess wanted to know. "Oh, that's easy." replied Bea. "It's one who has good manners." Mineral Kingdom Boasts Of Music Long Musical Rocks Are Found in Arizona By IDA SMITH 'THE mineral kingdom contains both beauty and mystery 1 . I is the home of the mysterioui atom, and the nature - wor!< where man discovered the scieno of crystallography. It is a world of beautiful and almost unbelievable colors. But do you know that it also contains delightful music? One day a prospector who had seen searching for uranium ore sat down on some dark-colored Doulders to rest, and discovered :he musical rocks It was in the hills of northern Arizona. The prospector's name was Guy Hazen. Mr. Hazen doesn't just prospect for minerals alone. He studies nature wherever he goes and makes note of all that he sees. He studies plant life, and birds and animals that are active in he daytime. At night when he makes his camp, he knows which wild flower! will close up at lundown, and What strange crea- ures prowl around and eat and play in the starlight after the ithers have all gone to bed. If there is anything out of the irdinary, Mr. Hazen is sure to discover it. So imagine his curiosity when he accidentally apped the boulders upon which he was sitting with his miner's tick, and they gave out musical ones. He tapped them again ind again, and discovered that ie could get deep tones from the arge boulders and higher tones rom the smaller ones. Before he left he pried out as :any of the boulders as he could arry in his truck. He took them ome to his shop in Kingman and awed them into slabs and made ie slabs into chimes. Some of the largest slabs sound ike locomotive bells, the kind le old steam engines used to ing. Others sounded like beau- iful church bells. RARE MINERALS TWO other rock collectors, a man and his wife, once found ocks that would ring when truck with a hammer. They r orked with them until they had ahs that ranged through two cales of tones, and they could lay tunes upon them. Near the place where Mr. Haen found the musical rocks, hi Iso discovered a new rare earth ineral. Musical Homes Can you name the type of welling missing from each lese song titles? Get them ght and you're a real home- ody. Don't Rob Another Man's STONE CHIMES—Margaret McKay *f Phoenix, Ariz., who kas a rock collection of her ewn, examines the musical rocks. The slabs sound like cattle bells when they strike together In the wind. A great deal of Hazen's work has been in the field of paleontology. That is the science of fossils (petrified bones). In one iossil bed near Wickiup, Arizona ie found the petrified remains ol ittle prehistoric horses (the tohippus: a genus of small horse of the Eocene Period), and the remains of prehistoric camels. Fhese animals lived in Arizona about 54 million years ago. On numerous occasions Mr. lazen has guided groups scientists and students on field rips in search of other prehis- oric fossils. Thi» is interesting >ecause he did not study paleontology or mineralogy in col- ege. He has acquired most of his knowledge of those sciences first land from actual experience. The government has employed VIr. Hazen a number of times to guide such expeditions, because t is in the rocks and fossils that he history of the earth's ages s written. Games With Words By Marlon P. Stevens and Rita F. Dcwej in the Sky. In My Adobe . on the Hill. Serenade. My Little Grass In Hawaii. It's Only a in Old Town. I'll Be for Christmas I Want to Play With You. Blues. Ivory . ing Tonight. -I J ™ 4Cover a i inch strip down the center with l.Cut a pattern for butterfly wings from PAPER. y ~ y TOOTHPICK ON ITAND GLLETHE WINGS OVER IT. *- lilN.-* OF FOLDED 5 - ^ten a PIPE CLEANER TISSUE around the. center of the PAPER . toothpick and put it in a Decorate with CRAKONS From Who Is It? the three words given in each line below, guess what famous character Is meant? For e x a m p Ie, the three words KNIGHTS, TABLE, GRAIL might refer to King Arthur. 1. QUEEN, MUD, CLOAK. 2. AX, RAIL, FENCE. 3. BOAT, STORM, WHALE. 4. APPLE, TYRANT, ARROW. 5. WAVES, COURTIERS, CHAIR. 8. P.IT, DREAM, MANY-COLORED .COAT. 7. THORN, LION, ABENA. 8. GREEN, FOREST, MERRY MEN. 9. CAVE, SPIDER, HEART. 10. FURNACE, DEN, LIONS. 11. QUEEN, JEWELS, OCEAN. 12. TUB, LANTERN, SUNSHINE. Boat-BuildingGame BY IDA M. PARDCE Add one letter to each word aelow—and build some kind of boat. 1. 2. It is curious to think that the beautiful tones of the musical rocks had lain silent in the earth for millions of years, long before there were any human*. Then by accident they were discovered and their music released so that people could hear and enjoy It. These musical rocki have not been completely analyzed as yet, but they are a very dense and crystalline type of rock and contain a number of different kinds of minerals. Even Bears Get Unruly JOHN DAY, the famous Kentucky hunter, went in search of deer one day with a .youth whom he liked. Suddenly a huge grizzly bear emerged from a thicket about 30 yardi distance, and displayed a hideous array of teeth and claws. The rifle of the young man was leveled in an instant. But John Day's iron hand was as quickly upon his arm. "Be quiet, boy, be quiet!" exclaimed the hunter between his clenched teeth and without turning his eyes from the bear. They remained motionless. The bear regarded them for a time, then lowering himself on his fore paws, slowly withdrew. He had not gone many paces before he again returned. "Quiet, boy! Keep quiet! Keep quiet!" Even though the youth had not made a move since his first warning. The bear again lowered himself on all fours and retreated some 20 yards further. Then the animal again turned, reared and showed his teeth. This third menace was too much for the game spirit of John Day. "By Jove," he exclaimed, "I can stand this no longer." In an instant a ball from his rifle whizzed into the animal. The wound was not mortal but luckily it dismayed instead of enraging the animal. So the bear retreated into the thicket. Day's companion reproached im_ for not practicing the caution which he had ordered upon the other. "Why, boy," replied the veteran hunter, "caution if caution, but one must not put up with too much, even from a bear. Would you have me suffer mysel! to be bullied all day by a varmint?" PuzzlePatch Girls Confuse Puzzle Pete This Week All About Girls: Girlish Rebus Just use the wordi and pictures to your best advantage to find tha four girls Puzzle Pett has hidden in his rebus: vou'o eeHAve-, OR MA H&AK ABOUT IJ Diamond A girl's name, ERMINIA, provides Puzzle Pete with a center this word diamond. The second word is "wile"; third 'provided with weapons"; fifth 'taut"; and sixth "to expire." Can you complete the diamond •om thest hints? E R M ERMINIA N I A Youra People in North \y f P!on Ice Skating Party loop rig dry taker bar* 9. 10. ding cow oat hip sack BY HAROLD GLCCK '"THIS Winter have an ice skating party with all your friends. Choose the nearest local pond or lake. In some cities they flood the tennis courts In the park. Or your city may have an indoor skating rink. Check with the authorities in charge ot the pond and lake about safety conditions. Generally, the procedure is to rope off an area where the ice Is thin. Always have with you a length of clothes line. Should there be an accident, you can throw the line to the person and drag him up. Now for the program of activities to follow. Have speed races with the boys and girls against each other. You can also have a fancy skating contest with small prizes for the best fancy skating. And if you want some real excitement, have an ice hockey game. A game of tag is very fast when played on the ice and the person chosen as "it" will have to do a lot of fast skating almost in all directions. You could also hav* a mas- Begin your Ice-skatlnr party with a lot of fast skating K that everyone will he off to a warm start, querade on Ice skates to start off the entire program. Again, there should be prizes for the best costumes. But be certain that each boy or girl dresses warmly. You don't want to get a touch of frostbite. You can send out invitations to the party. Be certain to suggest that all the boy« and girls check on the condition of their skates. Have them sharpened. For there is no fun when the skate blades are dull and slip on the ice. Puzzles Finished? Look Here for the Answers CROSSWORD: GIRL MIX-UP: Mathilda, Elizabeth; Marguerite. GIRLISH REBUS: N o r m a; Olive; Arlene; Alice. HIDDEN GIRLS: b(anne)d; carrle)d; woodfen id)ol. DIAMOND! E ART . ARMED ERMINIA TENSE DDC A GIRL SQUARE: Alice. B'ulah, Dorolhy, Elizabeth, Ellen, Mar- MOM. KIDDLES: 1— when she becomes a ruler. 2— False teeth, 3- Terrapins. 4— A window pane. S— With an I (eye) In tt. 6-Be- caus* I'd be May-m* (Mamie). 7— Because he's a "dick." 8— Because It's NO GO. 9-They both must paste a few. 10— Be- MUN tW iiM I *f «." BOAT BUILDING: 1. S— sloop. 2. B— brig. 3. 0— dory. 4. N— tanker. 3. G — barge. 8. Y— dingy. 7. S— scow. 8. B— boat. 9. S— ship 10. M — smack. MUSICAL HOMES: 1— Castle. 2— Cabin. 3— Hacienda. 4— Mansion. 5 — Penthout*. 6 — Shack. 7— Shanty, ihanty. 8— Horn*. >— House. 10— Llmehouse. 11— Palaces. 12— Tent. WHO IS IT?— 1— Sir Waller Raleigh. 2— Abraham Lincoln. 3 -Jonah, William Tell. 5— Klnc Canut* (England), t — Joseph (Bible). 7—Androcles. 8 —Robin Hood. 9—Robert Bruce 10-DanIel (Bible). U-Coliun- Salt Is Sign Ot Good Luck In the Pyrenees Mountains, It's an old Spanish custom for the groom at a wedding to have some salt in hii left breast pocket. For hundreds of yean soil has been used ai a symbol oi good luck in almost every nation on earth. In parts of Switzerland the groom carries a piece of bread in one pocket, some salt in another, and the Geneva Psalter in his hand. In Scotland there are still some folks who strew salt over the threshold of the home of a newly married couple on the night before the wedding. Older Moslems used it as a symbol of faith in making contracts. Salt has always been considered a gift of God. It has had a part in the observances of many religions, including our own. The early Christians had strict rules for salting of sacrifices, and a supply was kept In the Temple for salting burnt offerings. Even the American Indians felt that salt was a gift of the Great Spirit. They performed certain rites in gathering it from Great Salt Lake and other simitar Make a Doil Cradle You can make a doll cradle from an empty cereal box. Cut a section from the box as large as is the doll. Paste paper over the entire box. This will hold the lid In place. Make a mattress for the cradle with icraps of material. Sew little pieces of material together on three sides to majte the pillow. Stuff It with cotton and lew the fourth tide. Make sheets and blanket* for the cradl*. Facts and Figures The first machine ever used In making shoes was a clamping press invented to attach tolea to sho* uppen. Before there were clock*. In England, the king's cock crower solemnly crowed the hour? around the king's palace, but he taw Mt ttptitwl MDM HI*. Girl Squart Eight girls have been hidden In this iquare. Puzzle Pete lays you'll find them all in rotation when you find the right starting point and then read each letter either up, down, backward or forward but not diagonally: O H T L H V B U M M Hidden Girls Puzzle Pete has hidden a girl in each of the following sentences. Can you find them? The book was banned In 'Boston. He carried the heavy pail for her. They found the wooden Idol In the ruined temple. Crossword ACROSS 1 Contrary miss 5 English prlncesi B Great Lake 10 Encounter ' 11 Scatter 12 Short jacket 13 Church festival 16 North America (ab.) 17 Circle part 18 Electrical term 20 Jeers 24 Petty quarrel 26 Old card game 27 Fork prong 28 Greek mountain 29 Wife of Gcraint 30 Equal DOWN 1 Apportion 2 Range 3 Disencumberi 4 Biblical pronoun 6 Mulct 6 Seint 7 Gaseous element 8 Heating device 14 Sipped 15 Sea eagle 18 Italian city 19 Whirl 21 Otherwise 22 She'i named lor a flower 23 Fly aloft 25 Blackbird of cuckoo family 28 Opera (ab.) Girl Mix-Up When you rearrange the let- ers in each of these lines, you'll :nd the name of a girl: LATH AMID ZEAL HE BIT RUE TIKE GAM Mail From Capt Hal's Pen Pals Dear Captain Hal, I would Ilk* to have many p«B pali. Ginger Moller 504 Morgan Corpus Chriiti, TWL • • • Dear Captain Hal, I im a girl 15 yearn old. My birthday is Feb. 9. 1 have hazel eyes and dark brown hair. 1 am 601,4 inches tall. My hobby li collecting pictures of movie star* and listening to records. Carolyn Peart* 4612 King St. Portsmouth, V». • • • Dear Captain Hal, I'm 15 years old. I have blond hair and green eyes. My hobbie* are swimming, basketball and music. I would like to hear from boys and girls between 14-18. Nellie Sue Warner General Delivery Refugio, Tex. • • • Dear Captain Hal, I would like to hear from pea pals all over the world. I'm flvt feet, two and one-half inchei tall. I have brown eyes and light arown hair. My hobby is music. I play the accordion. I hav« on* sister and one brother younger than myself. I would like to hear !rom pen pals between the agei of 14-16. Ann Hoist 1210 4th Ave. Brainerd, Minn. • • • Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 14 years old. I hav« brown hair and green eyes. My birthday is April 5. I am a freshman in Somerville High School, have a sister nine years old. Elaine MurawskJ R. r. D. 1 Somerville, N. J. • • • Dear Captain Hal, I am a boy'14 years old. I hav« blue eyes and brown hair. My fa- •orite sport Is football. I would ike for boys and girls from tht ages of 13-16 to write to mt. Jerold Rainwater 1501% Broad St. ' Selma, Ala. • * • Dear Captain Hal, am 10 years old. I have blond hair and blut eyei. I lik* all 'ports. I would like pen palf rom all over the world. Annette Sarrasin 10 Clifford St. Biddeford, Mt. Riddlei 1. When Is a queen like a plec* if wood? I. What art one'i last teeth alledT S. What pins are used In toupT 4. What pain do w* mak* ight of? 5. How do you spell a good eedle? 6. ff I were bom in tht fifth month of the year why would 1 je like our President 1 ! wife? 7. Why would Richard mak* • ;6od detective? 8. Why li a red traffic light mpossible? What have a paperhangtf nd a prizefighter in common? 10. Why would a boy with a ayer of cotton fiber on one ey* ie good in baseball? ZOO'S WHO HEPGEHOG, OFTEN CALLED A PORCUPINE, IM NO 'HAVE BEEN SEEN FLYING. OVERTHSOCfAN NEARLY A THOUSAND MILE» WORLD 1 * «MALt««r H6HfA DWARF PYGMYSPECieS FROM THi PHILIPPINES,I5 ONLYTVO-FIFTHSOC AN INCH LONG AND SIXTMNTMOUS- AWP OF THEM WOULD 6 (SUMP*.

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