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THE ALLIANCE HERALD, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1921
CHRISTMAS EDITION --"- flake? PMsujtteBun.a H. O) f T IMS 3 t? K jnon tax V JUL. V I . I I MV IV I 14V A. , J . , .. f, s3 TN 1 1 II ( i " X KM . r ii . f i t v ii v x f CJAMES FOR THE CHILDREN AT CHRISTMAS AT CHRISTMAS it seems especial ly appropriate to resurrpct all the old games, that have amused children for ages past. Some of them are best played out-of-doors, while others may be played either within or without. One of these, a general favorite, is mentioned in one of the Christmas celebrations in Dicken's "Pickwick Papers," and still earlier in Washing ton Irving's "Sketch Book." This is '"Blind Man's Buff." Every one is so familiar with this good old game which will never lose its ability to amuse, so that the rules for playing it need not be given here. "Hide and Seek" is another of these old "standbys." One variation of this frame might be mentioned here. We children called it, "Cheese It." One child was "It." At goal he covered hi3 eyes while he counted ten calling out "'Cheese It" at the end of ten. He then opened his eyes and anyone he saw moving had to return to goal. When all had disappeared from sight he hunted until he found one of them, whom he must precede to goal. This child then became "It" and the game continued. a.uo ui wuinc, i duau in teresting whether played indoors or cut. "Fox and Geese," another old favorite, is best played out in the snow. A large circle is tramped in the snow, with two diameters cross ing it at right angles. The center thus formed is "Safety." The Fox is chosen nd is "It" as in other games. He must (fatch one of the "geese". The other children and the "geese," run around and across the circle, no one leaving the beaten patlis, of course. Any one standing at "Safety" cannot (be tagged, but he must leave at once on the approach of another "goose." Once a goose is tagged, he becomes 'fox" and must chase the others in turn. Several of the old games involve running, which makes them just right for out-of-doors in cold weather. "Where there is a large group of chil dren, that ancient pastime "Ran, Sheep, Run" will be found lively and full of interest 4 The children are evenly divided each :group selecting a captain. Then there as held a secret consultation of each ide with its .respective captain, in -which signals are arranged, Then one group with its captain leaves for hid-, ing. They travel for Borne distance, marking their course with arrows in chalk on side walks, fences, or build- ings. When they are safely hidden their captain returns to the other group. The second group starts out to find them, guided by the arrows. As , they continue, the captain of the hid-; len children, calls signals which indi- j cate how near the pursuers, are ap proaching. When he thinks the pursu ers are far onough from goal, he calls "Run Sheep- Run!" The hidden group then run into goal, while the others htry to arrive first. If they so arrive first, it then becomes their turn to hide. There is something so fascinating about this game that children will play it for days running. Young people of high school age are all familiar with "Last Couple Out." This is often played in summer but can be just as interesting in vinter. Where a barn dance was being held this game could be easily managed in doors, just so there was plenty of space in which to play. For those who may never have' in dulged in this sport the simple rules are here given. Boys and girls line up as for a march, in pairs. The front couple calls, "Last Couple out!" The end couple of the line separate and run forjposition at the front of the line. The couple there try to tag them before they reach it Fail ing this, they drop out of the frame. If they do tag the last couple before they reach the front position tho.;e two then drop out of the game. Thus the game continues until one couplo is left' triumphant. For indoors, one form of charades is called "New York." Here two p-roups are necessary, each with a captain. One group leaves the room, and select ing a name;, or a word ' of several syllables, arranges to act out the syllables in sections. For instance take the name "New-found-land". The first first syllable can be handled in dia logue in which the word "new" is men tioned prominently. The second cun be done in pantomime, a person "find ing" something. The last, "land" can be discovered in pantomomle. Having decided on all the details, the group, returns to the room where the others are waiting. The captains then carry through this dialogue. . First, "Here we come!" . Second, "Where from?" First, "New York." Second, "What's your trade." First, "Lemonade." . ; Second, "Give us some." ' This is the signal to start the dia logue, or pantomine. The opposite group try to guess the word which if they do they immediately try to catch or capture the first group. It is now the second group's turn for pantomine. If one starts to think of these old games for use with children at Christ mas several more will occur to him. For . instance ."Farmer in the Dell," and "uck on the Rock'l and many, many more. Games in which all can enter seem the best, for that brings up the Spirit of Christmas, - a jolly good fellowship, a happy companion ship of old and young together. True Status of Affairs at the Big Chief Well As is usual in such cases, a number of rumors have been circulated con cerning the Big Chief oil well recent ly brought in near Rushville by a syn--dicate composed of several hundred small stockholders. Late rumors have been to the effect that the well Jiad been sold to the Midwest Refin ing company, but the following, from the pen of C. L. Mayes, editor of the Rushville Standard and a director in the syndicate, gives? the true status of affairs: "When word was sent out to the world that oil had been struck twenty-six miles northwest of Rushville, it caused a commotion such as is always the case on the discovery of 'gold.' Men of wealth and men who wanted -wealth began pouring into Rushville with all sorts of propositions Some f these fellows were small Murphys who imagined that by the gift of gab, rnmhinnl with a Dot full of taffy and irass tacks, they could close a deal with the board of directors instantly. The board, however, wa3 'next' to these flimflabbers and hearkened to their breathings with a grain of salt At no time was a majority of the board over-enthused, so acted care- fully and considerately. They, at least a majority of them, desired a proposition that woul drelieve the Big Jhief of an embarrassing situation nd make every unit holder some money, provide dthere was a dollar to be made out of the project ' "Several consultations were held and a proposition made by the Mid west Oil company wherein the Big dfief had everything to gain and no thing to lose, wa saccepted by a ma- l t tk kAord nftfMT Consulting the best and most successful business men of the community, as well as a considerable number of the largest EftrVhftiders. The proposition ' -was assailed by a few members who never made a success oi anyuung iney avm atfAimntorl tn An. and thev made .VHtwn. " vff J o much noise that the elements ac tually trembled. The board was in dependent in the matter and lost much valuable time in trying to do the right thing. They gathered together and calmly considered the matter, held t n- , WEARY, I am weary of makinsr chance to drop into telephone clots, of women with salmon-colored stockings, of giv ing the excuse that I am going to Bos ton when I wish to avoid a dinner party, of hearing about a friend's bootlegger who , of checking my hat in restaurants, of telling the taxi driver where I live, of cutting my chin every time I shave, of cudgeling my brains to make a new drink with gin, of telling women that I cannot live without them. Life. other meeting at" Dewing in order to' have a full and undivided meeting, and after the meeting, which lasted well into the day, all agreed that the proposition offered by the Midwest was best, the safest and the only one that was practicable. "The five members consisted of H. B.-Brown, J. E. Ostrander, C. L. Mayes, L. W. Dodendorf and H. S. Bradley. Albert Ostrander, chairman of the Big Chief, and Ira Kelley, sec retary, were also present Brown, Ostrander and Maye3 were ready to do business and prove the field. Brad ley and Dodendorf assented, but re fused to sign an agreement on the grounds that they had openly declared' that they would not enter into an agreement of any kind without the consent of the unit holders (which is an utter impossibility) so the meet ing adjourned as had several others, without accomplishing anything, and the Big Chief stands today just where it stood from the start busted, broke, with nothing doing. "The editor of this paper, while much interested in the development of the country, stands today just where he stood when the proposition of 'bor ing for oil was hrst introduced, we told several of our friends that it was a good place to lose money and would never amount to anything. We based our judgment on experience and the personal behind the movement Our opinion has never chagned. A lot of monkey work will be done, and be cause of the attitude of a few know nothings future generations will reap a reward that properly belongs to the men and women who in good faith invested their earnings in an enter prise that promised valuable returns." On the other hand, certain varieties of sharks are eaten by men and the sharks never make a howl about it v. n liii) 'MSh r & - i. )the most- punamic Perso.na'lft in MovmQ pictures, -m a II Sf uait Paten's tremendous Drama of woman jao;atn , .! : 1 ill H1 : I' ih M-Mp mmyfi. ' hiY'l 'iY!'iY!;:iY YY! - 'V!!; Yi'T : i! ii !:Y': iiYY :Y!Y: ' J I: ' I i 'M ii!.! ft.-! -cm tJ 1 7 : hl &M J WM'- '.Y'V?,f sxerei raese dsod e how o iPOledriifo goite stolen your m aam and aassed tfouy Loam rimml The Tremend ous Plot The hugely dramatic itory of a wilful girl who deserts her husband and child and becomes the most talked- bout actress in Europe; and of her child, raised in an orphan asylum, who in- noWhty of character. Fate make the two, ignorant of each other's Identjty, the leading figures in the greatest emotional drama ever put on the screen, The Dazzling Star The most dynamic, absorbing, forceful person ality in moving pictures Pnscilla Dean who wep 79 out of your self la The Wildcat of Pane who eallobed into miw har in "tw. , . Virgui of Sumboul" who gripped you in "Out slde the Lew" and who will now give you your thrill of thrills la the greatest production that ever held you enthralled. The Directed by Stuart Paton, matter of screen- 1 Splendid ' cr"t nd .director of some of the most sus Sunnnrt Pfl pictures ever made, will be found a ouppuri gTet host of popular players, including such .... , , , well-known favorites as Spottiswoode Aitken, . Niles Welch. Harry Van Meter, Rex De Rosselli, Harry Carter and Mae GiracL The A sumptuously staged drama that carries you Lavish Vm ? ,Amer'cn small town to the daixling Prnductinn Wonable London, then down to the i rouueuon lunou, Limehouj slums, then back to America and the tremendous finale before the footlights. Drama died without regard for expense in order to give you a moving picture that youll remember all your life as one thrilling hour of perfect entertainment. Coming Imperial Theatre-2 Big Days-Jan. 26, 27 MATINEE DAILY 2s30-NIGHT 7:30 and 9:30. ADMISSION-20c and 60c and W. T.