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January 23, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1994 BLYTHEVILLE (ARlf.) COURIER KBWS PAM IHHEB PUZZLES THINGS TO DO STORIES Games With Words What Age l> That? Here are the meanings of 25 common words. Every one of them end in ApE. Examples are PASSAGE, BONDAGE, ADVANTAGE. Guess as many AGE words as you can from the mean- Ings given. A score of 14 is average and 20 li very good. 1. A leafy vegetable. 1. Mailing charges S. Small house. 4. The home of your car. 8. Bags taken along when traveling. t. Another word meaning bags taken along when traveling. 7. Bravery. 8. Custom. 8. Horse vehicle to ride in. 10. A bundle. 11. Your weight. 12. Herb used in cooking. 13. Small town. 14. Clergyman's house. 15. When there isn't enough. 16. A proverb. 17. Worship. 18. To urge on, to pep up. 19. A kind of pork. 20. To direct or govern. tl. Cloth, etc., used to cover up an injury. J2. Place where a boat is moored. 23. Words sent from one person 14. to another. Your face in a mirror. 15. To rub and knead the muscles and joints. Basketball Tipi l.FindasmallJARwithan interesting shape* and a tight screw-on " ' 2. FASTEN small CHINA FIGURINE-to the bottom •of the I id with WATERPROOF CLAY. TRY TOP OVER M.,./ffftt//?l /STOOSf/ORT, COPKMD THE CORK. 3.FOLD Z MOTHBALLS IN A SMALL PIECE OF ClOTH AND CRUSH IT INTO SMALL PIECES WITHA'HAMMER. 4 Put about t teaspoon-.of the piece's in the bottom Of tfe jar- FILL IT NEARLY TO THE. TOP WITH WATER... WREWWLID CMT/SHTLY! Practice On Foul Shots FreeThrowsDo Win Games How to Practice BIT JAT WORTHINGTON yOU'RE dribbling towards the basket, with less than,a minute to play. Whack! A riva guard smashes into you and you don't get a chance to shoot, bui the referee toots his whistle. "Personal foul!" roars the referee, above the yelling of the excited crowd. "Two shots! You step up to the foul-shooting line for your two free throws your heart pounding like a riveting machine. Your team is losing by a single point. You can still win this basketball game, by scoring a point on each loul shot. You take your first shot—and the crowd groans. You missed! You can still tie the score. You take your second shot—and again you miss! Oh well, it was only an imaginary game. Better to lose it now, on paper, than to let it happen in a real game. Boys—and girls, too—who hope ome day to make the school team are wise if they practice foul- shooting until they can make ;hose "free throws" nearly every me. RULES CHANGED ~>HK foul-shot has become Increasingly important in basketball. The number of fouls | committed last season climbed to a new high, averaging nearly 44 per game. The figure has been rising steadily in recent years. Players are permitted to commit five personal fouls today, whereas they were allowed only four a few years ago. This rule obviously increased fouling—and the chances to score points on foul shots. The "fast break" and other speeded-up styles of offensive play have also resulted in more fouling. This all means that, where you might have given only four or five foul shots in a game a few years ago, you may get ten or more chances in today's games. Many coaches make their players shoot twenty-five or fifty practice foul-shots alter every scrimmage. Experts have estimated that at least two of every five games are won, or lost, at the foul line. BEST STYLE WHAT is the best way to shoot foul throws? Some coaches say, "Underhand." Others say, "Overhand." Some even recommend a one- hand shot. The majority agree, however, that any style is good Personal fouls, like the one shown In (he picture, are on the Increase, basketball authorities say. That's why a, player with a rood foul shot record Is valuable to any basketball team, Hla accuracy may save the day In a clow fame. as long as you feel natural while shooting—and can make your shots. All coaches agree, furthermore, that you should stick to one style, once you have made some progress. If you keep changing your system every few weeks, or even every year, you never will have enough time to master any technique. Even the most expert shooters keep practicing all the time. Don't hurry your shot, in a game. On the other hand, don't stand there too long, or you may get more tense.. Wait just long enough to feel relaxed and ready Some players bounce the ball a lew times to loosen up. Some :ake a deep breath just before shooting. HOME "PRACTICE .t DEMEMBER that shooting twice during an exciting ;ame isn't the same as trying that :0th or 50th shot in a row in practice. Try to duplicate playing conditions, once you have ichieved some accuracy. Most coaches make their players prac- ice foul-shooting after a hard crimmage, when they are tired, or this reason. Vary your prac- ice by taking only a few shots at a time, then step away from he line and run around for a ew seconds, then try a few more shots, and so on. Work out 'our own methods. And if you can't always use a Colonial Children Read Stories on Their Walls SHAKE THE JAR TOSEETHE . SNOWSTORM/ Collect Capitol Post Cards BY IDA M. PARDUB Collecting a great number of post cards may not be your idea of fun. But did you know that BI CHARLOTTE RADFORD TN the early days of America, when travel conditions were difficult and books were rather /are, many of the people were satisfied to stay at home because they had stories on their walls. The first walls in America j were whitewashed or painted ' with a clay and water mixture. In order to decorate them, the ; people painted a border at the top of the walls or put designs of .birds or flowers in various places. ^A very ambitious person might jtoaint an entire landscape above lithe fireplace or on the walls. I In 1745, wallpaper began to be ! (advertised In Philadelphia and I other cities. Wallpaper arrived with almost every ihip from France and England. It wat sold in stores in the cities, and by each of the 48 state capitol buildings are pictured on post cards? A complete set would be a mark to shoot at—a collection well worth entering In a hobby show. Getting hold of all 48 cards i|^J makes an Interesting chase. Ask : (hl your out-of-statu friends or pen pals to send you post cards picturing their particular capitol buildings. Check all post-card displays In stores and hotels. If you just cannot aeem to come across a card from a certain atate, drop a line to the capital's Chamber of Commerce. If you decide to keep your cards In a loose-leaf notebook, mount them with art corners, just like snapshots. This makes tt simple to remove cards wbtn you with. peddlers throughout the country. In the northern section of the United States the picture wallpaper was especially popular. There were scenes of every country. Some walls might picture ch boys and girls skating on the canals of Holland or men in the Dutch market selling little If the decorations Wallpaper stories were a luxury. leine, Trocadero, and other French buildings might be seen. Those interested in China could follow the entire manufacture of tea on their walls. Oceans, vol- canoea, mountains were all pictured on walls of homes. Great stories of literature were represented, too. The Bible, stories from Homer, Fables of Fontaine, Robinson Crusoe were all brought to life through the craftsmanship of the wallpaper artlsti. showed French scenes, the Made- Something to Lough About: MOUTHFUL "You say anything more and I'll make you eat your words," Phil warned Chuck. "Ice cream, cake, candy and applt pie," Chuck answered, BIO SHOCK Georgie was poking fun at his little sister, Ginny. "Do you know," he «ald, "that you couldn't talk until you were two years old?" "That's only because 1 was so s'prlscd at being born," Ginny gym, remember that a peach basket nailed to a wall or tree will serve as well as an inexpensive basket and net. You should be aiming at the hoop, anyway, and not the backboard. Watch the experts. How -good should you be? There isn't any limit. Expert shooters have scored as high as 70 or 71 of 75 attempts in foul- shooting contests. Professional teams have scored as many as 47 of 52 chances in an actual game. Ice Rinks Are Popular In Canada BT ERNEST S. KELLY TXJDAY every town, hamlet •nd city in Canada has an ice rink. Ice rinks are to Canadians what ball parks are to the people of tfce United States. The first covered ice rink in Canada was erected at Horticultural Gardens, now the Public Gardens, Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Jan. 3, 1863. The building, a wooden affair with an arched roof, and illuminated by coal gas lamps, measured 180 x 60 feet. Near the main entrance, in the reception room, sat a huge, pot-bellied stove, deep red with heat. The building was decked with flags and streamers, and the 17th Regiment Band played gay music. His Excellency, the Earl of Mulgrave, with a few choice words, declared the rink open to the public. Following his short speech, 60 young ladies, gayly decked out in brightly colored costumes, put on a show of fancy and free style skating. Then boyt and girls, many wearing homemade skates, poured onto the ice. Soon, ice hockey, an outgrowth of the oldest ball game in the world, hoquet, attained great popularity. Hockey entered the United States from Canada in 1896, when the American Hockey League was organized. The league was made up of teams Irom Canada and the United States. Today, ice rinks can be found In every major city and town in the United States and Canada. And, as a direct result, ice hockey is now a big time sp'ort North America. | Capt. Hal's Pen Pals Letters From Girls Fill Capt. Hal's Mail bag Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 12 years old. My hobbies ar> skating and collecting stamps. I have a pen pal in Wales and would like to have many in the United States. Maureen Day 211 24th Ave. Longview, Wash. Dear Captain Hal, I am 12 years old. I have jrown hair and brown eyes. ] would like to have pen pals from all over the United States. My hobby is collecting little melody dolls. Karen Kelley R. F. D. 1 Jesup, la. Dear Captain Hal, I am 10 years old, stand four feet, three inches tall, have hazel eyes, dark brown hair and am n the fourth grade at school. Wy favorite games are baseball, tether ball and kick ball. I like flowers, school, horses, ranches and music. I would like to hear Torn lots of boys and girls. Sharon (Sherry) Reid Houte 1, Box 26 V4 Winton, Calif. Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 11 years old. I have blue eyes and light brown hair. Vly hobby is collecting movie star pictures. I would like to hear rom someone my own age. Peggy Waxlax 1229 8th Ave. N. E. Brainerd, Minn. Puzzle Pete's Corner * • Crossword ACROSS 1 Fruit 5 Peel . 9 Sea eagle 10 Wolfhound 11 Perch 12 Shoshonean Indian 13 Respects 17 Harem room 18 Saluted 22 Lion 23 Immerse 25 Direction 27 Smooth 28 Gaelic 29 Afresh DOWN 1 Footlike part 2 Great Lake 3 Social Insects 4 Anent 5 Father 8 Chemical salt 7 Rodents 8 Compass point 14 Pedal digit 15 Dutch city 16 Dine 18 Machine part 19 Flag-making Betsy 20 Paradise 21 Eat 22 Sheltered tide 24 Church bench 26 Symbol for tellurium 27 Musical note Anagrams Rearrange the letters In the first part so they will form a word defined by the second part of these anagrams: STIR EM POOL — Large city GIRL CHEAT — Morbidly rowsy STAR IX CLUB - OCMMI Beheadings Behead "transparent" and have "a Shakespearean king"; again and have "an organ of hearing"; repeat and have "a measure of area." *ND,R&4D EVERY <W/e ItTTHf./ YOU PfC/Pf Triangle Puzzle Pete has based his triangle on NOTIONS. The second word Is "a negative reply"; third "a light touch"; fourth "Egyptian queen of the gods"; fifth "an inner courtyard"; and sixth "a country." Finish the triangle. N O T I O .N NOTIONS Walk Down Variety Lane Riddles 1. What is that which lives In winter, dies in summer, and grows with its root upward? 2. What Is the difference between a man going upstairs and one only looking up? 3. When does a person most resemble a steam engine? Pass the Cake Is cake your favorite dessert? Then you should know the answers to this cake quiz. 1. What, cake Is a kind of cloth? 2. What cake grows in water? 3. What cake Is a beverage? 4. What cake is a unit of weight? 5. What cake is lazy? 6. What cake is celestial? 7. What cake is "cross"? 8. What cake is a dish? 9. What cake is a game? 10. What cake doesn't have a cake name? • • • Puzzle Pete has to admit that he played a trick this time on you puzzle fans. He put the puzzle answers right below the problems to test your willpower. You'll Find the Puzzle Answers Here CROSSWORD: ANAGRAMS: Metropolis; Lethargic; Lubricant*. BEHEADINGS: Clear, Lear, ear, ar. TRIANGLE: ..N NO PAT SATI PATIO NATION NOTIONS WACKT COMPASS: All I* (air si l»ve tat wti. WHAT AGE IS THAT?: 1— Cabbage. 2—Postage. 3—Cottage. 4—Garage. S and (—Baggage, Luggage. 7—Courage. I—Usage. 9—Carriage. 10—Package. 11— Poundage. 12—Sage. 13—Village. 14—Parsonage. IS—Shortage. It —Adage. 17—Homage. 18—Encourage. 19—Sausage. 20—Manage. 21—Bandage. 23—Anchorage. 23—Message. 24—Image. 25 —Massage. PASS THB CAKE: 1—ChifTonJ 2—Sponge. 3—Tea or coffee. 4— Pound. S—Loaf. J—Angel food. 7—Shortcake. 8—Cup. »—Checkerboard. 10—Gingerbread. RIDDLES: 1—An icicle. J— One Is stepping up the stairs, while the other Is starlnf up the «t«0i. I-When ae's erur (Jo**)., Dear Captain Hal, I am * girl 11 years old, I have blond hair and blue eyes. I love to write letters. I go to Menger School. My teacher is Mise Love. I have a three-year- old sister. My pets are two cats. My cat Mitzie is black and Sunshine is yellow. My hobbies are dancing, dolls, cooking, reading, collecting stamps and postcards. My favorite sports are baseball and tennis. I want pen pals from 10-13 years old. Janice Friedman JH Indiana Corpus Christ!, Tex. * * • Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 11 years old. I have brown hair and gray eyes. My hobby is collecting movie star pictures. Barb'ara Cason 128 North Keech St. Daytona Beach, Fla. * » • Dear Captain Hal, I am 15 years old and would like to hear from pen pals all over the United States. My hobbies are collecting post cards and reading. Delane Carter Love Heights, R.F.D. 4 Gastonia, N. C. WRITE TO Sharon Reid ot Winton, Calif. She tells about herself in Capt. Hal's column today. Dear Captain Hal, I am a girl 15 years old. I have brown hair and brown eye*. My favorite sports are baseball, swimming and soccer ball. 1 would like girls and boys between the ages 13-18 to write to me. Betsy Guerra 515 Musser St. Laredo, Tex. Does Your Favorite Stone Mean Good or Bad Luck? 'HE human fondness for rare stones is wrapped up in ancient superstitions. In olden times superstition started people wearing certain stones, bands and rings as a means of protection against evil spirits. These pieces of jewelry were called' amulets (from lamala, an Arab word which means to carry"). What were those amulets made of? They were made of bones, ade, amber, coral, wood, opal, according to the race, tribe and sex of the fear-ridden Wearer. Amber is just about the oldest of all gem amulets. Superstition says that amber will change color according to the health of the wearer. Some peoples still be- leve that amber will prevent illness if worn at all times. Coral is an ever popular amulet and during the Middle Ages was worn as a protection against witches and witchdoctors. As ancient superstition has it, "hang coral around a baby's neck to irevent illness and accidents." For thousands of years opals represented the safest and most popular of all lucky gems. Ancients believed opals possessed strange powers. But Sir Walter Scott with his "Anne of Geier- itein" changed all this by stating :hat opals were evil and sure to aring the wearer bad luck. This fiction grew In superstitious minds and even today the wearer >f an ooal Is said to be "courting jad luck." The sapphire is worn with the belief that it will bring the 'greatest of good luck." In the early days of the world o wear the sapphire meant to curry the favor of the gods. The diamond is considered "lucky" by he Italians. Turquoise is the fa-, vorite amulet worn by Orientals and is often found bearing the word "Allah," proving that it was worn for religious purposes, also. Throughout history It was tak- In early tlmef people wore ornament* as a protection against evil. en for granted that pearlf brought bad luck, and many queens and princesses were insulted if asked to wear pearla at a ball or banquet. Yet the ancient Romans and Greeks wore pearls when looking for special favors from their idols and weird gods. Even today, many people wear blrthslones with the hope that they will bring good luck. Here are some so-called birthstones that are said to brinf "good luck" to the wearer: January—Garnet February—Amethyst March—Bloodstone April—Diamond May—Emerald June—Agate July—Ruby August—Sardonyx September—Sapphire October—Opal November—Topaz December—Turquoise What do YOU wear, or arent you superstitious? ZOO'S WHO THE PYGMY H/4RE,THE 6AM1.LEST OF NORTH AWEWOW HA|ZES 7 ISA UITTL5 MORE THAW 10 INCHES IN l£MGTH,ITIM- ^ff^ HASIT6 SOUTH. ERU IDAHO, SOUTHEASTERN OREGON, NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA AHD CENTRAL NEVADA ' ' W£> ^ ^fSf|$ we HINDUS VALUE THEIR COWS ACCORDING TO THEIR. YIELD OP BUITfdfAT,- -Si. SPARROW HAWS SELDOM PR EY ON SPARROWS, THEY IAT MOSTLY GRASSHOPPERS AMD .VtlCf-,

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