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- GIRLS PAGE__J The City Champion A Tennis Story PUZZLES —1— You have all read about some of the devices which were formerly used for punishing those who had committed some legal offense. This puatle should therefore be easy for you. » I3 ANCIENT INSTRUMENTS OF PUNISHMENT ■ —2— Below are four words beginning with the same three letters. Pill the blanks and form the words. L CAP—L—A—Y. 2. CAP—I—A—E 3. CAPR—C-N 4. CAP—C—T— + —3— Behead will and get a room. Behead •gain and get the whole. Behead a province and get to engage for pay. Behead again and get anger. —4— In the sentence below, the missing words are pronounced alike but spelled differently. Can you guess them? We landed on the-and approached the house through an - of trees. CROSS WORD PUZZLE k ✓ X. Ihe definitions are: HORIZONTAL 1. Boy. 4. Happy. I. Creditor fAbbr.). 8. Chart. W. Negative. 11. Pertaining to the moon. 13. Destroy. 15. Anger. . 17. Large domestic ox of Asia. 18. Character in ‘‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. 19. Affirmative. 20. City in Nebraska. 22. Path. 24. Pound (Abbr.). 26. Craft. 27. Mother. 28. Instrument for opening a lock. 29. Evergreen tree. VERTICAL 1. Large flat-bottomed boat. 2. Word used with "either”. 3. Jerk, pull. 5. Indefinite article. 6. Long ago. 8. Mass of decayed vegetable matter. 9. Father. II. Smallest in number or amount. 12. Competitor. 14. A grain. 16. Word used in college cheers. 18. Pour forth. 19. Egg yellow. 20. Rowing implements. 21. Open, as a door. 23. The sun god. 25. Exist. 27. Musical note. < Bad Manners Johnny (gazing at false teeth in dentist’s show window): ‘That’s the kind of teeth I am ^fertng to have when I grow up." Mother: ‘‘Johnny, how many times have I told you not to pick your teeth in public?” Johnny dashed out on the court to congratulate thrm. Johnny Oliver is a ball boy at the Longbrook TennU Club when Dr. Jim Darrow takes a fancy to him and starts to teach him the game. Johnny wins the city boys’ title, but Is beaten In the State tournament because of a weakness In his backhand. Constant practice overcomes that, however, and he hopes the club will again send him to compete in the state tourney. Mr. Leighton, chairman of the board and champion player, has not yet decided to send hinii but Dr. Jim Is using his Influence. Then “^after noon Dr. Jim and his sister. Sissy, are playing Mr. Leighton and Miss Worthington, women s cham pion. in a doubles match. Johnny. In his excitement over hoping that Dr. Jim and Sissy will win. tosses 2 third ball to Mr. Leighton when that player uses only two lo serving. Mr Leighton steps on the lbose Hall and takes a KTOt68QUC fall On tuC COUiv. Enraged, the champion tells Johnny he will be sorry for his carelessness, and Johnny fears thU means he will not get to the state tournament. by W. BOYCE MORGAN. Mr. LEIGHTON'S anger cooled very slowly, and although Dr. Jim Insisted that the point be played over, Mr. Leighton lost it, and with it the game and set. And he was so upset that Dr. Jim and Sissy got a lead of 3-1 in the second set with little trouble. Johnny, on the sidelines, was torn between excitement over what looked like a victory for his favorites, and apprehension in regard to the result of Mr. Leighton’s fall. But as the game tightened down, and the players seasawed back and forth until the score was 8 all, he had little time to think of anything but the match before him. By this time Mr. Leighton had recovered his composure, and he gave everything he had to the next two games. As a result, he and his partner took the set at 10-8, and the match was even. But Dr. Jim and Sissy were not to be denied this time. Sissy in particular began to uncork some sparkling tennis, and although Mr. Leigh ton and Miss Worthington fought desperately, Sissy finally won a point on a beautiful cross court placement and brought her side the se., 7-5. ITH a whoop, Johnny dashed out on the court to congratulate Sissy and Dr. Jim. Mr. Leighton, after the handshake that tennis etiquette demanded, favored Johnny with one venomous look and led his partner hurriedly toward the club house. Dr. Jim gazed after the departing pair and sadly shook his head. “I’m sorry they are taking that like that,' he said. “I suppose we wouldn’t have beaten them if it hadn’t been for that fall, but Leighton has played enough tennis so that things like that shouldn’t upset him.” “You deserved to win!” cried Johnny. "You w~re going great. And Sissy—I mean Miss Darrow—you were simply wonderful!” Sissy flashed Johnny a smile. “Thanks, Johnny,” she said, "I only hope we can do half as well in the city tournament next week.” "You will!” Johnny assured her. “And how I wish each of you could beat them in the singles.” “Whoa. Johnny," said Dr. Jim. You’re get ting a little too ambitious now. Sissy and I are a good team, but neither of us is a match for either of them in singles.” “Oh, I don’t know,” Johnny persisted. ‘‘They’ve always won so far, but your time will come yet.” NOT a word was said about Johnny’s trip to the state tournament at that time. But two days later, when Dr. Jim came out to the courts late one afternoon, Johnny could tell by his face that the doctor had something on his mind. “What’s -the matter, Dr. Jim?” he inquired apprehensively. “Well, Johnny,” replied Dr. Jim, “I’m sorry, but I’m afraid you don't get to the tourna ment. At the board meeting last night, they decided that they couldn’t afford it.” For a moment Johnny was silent, while he gulped down a lump in his throat. It was one of the biggest disappointments of his life, but he tried not to show it. "Oh. that's all right. Dr. Jim." he said slow ly. “i know you did all you could. And I guess It would cost a lot, and there really Isn’t any reason why I should expect It.” “Bosh!” burst out Dr. Jim. “The whole thing was nothing but Leighton’s dirty temper. He’s taking this way of getting back at you for that fall of his the other day—which was his own fault. I did my best to put the thing over, but *ie simply wouldn’t have it. He knows as well at I do that it would do this club a lot of good to sponsor a state champion, but he’s putting his personal grudge above the good of the club. If I could afford It, I’d send you and pay your expenses myself.” “You know I wouldn’t let you,” replied John ny. “You’ve done enough for me already.” Dr. Jim was still angry. “Well, this Is a dirty trick,” he Insisted, “and I’m going to make Leighton pay for it some way. If I don’t lick the ears off him In the city tournament next week, it won’t be because I wont be trytng.” “That’s the talk!” cried Johnny. “I'm all for you there. And I think you can do it.” FOR the next few days Dr. Jim practiced every available minute, with Johnny as his op ponent. And so well had the doctor trained his pupil that Johnny offered him real opposition. In fact, the times when Johnny actually beat his teacher had become more and more fre quent In the past few months. Johnny was naturally faster on the court, and his strokes were improving every day, while the doctor had probably passed the peak of his ability a year or two earlier. The city tournament, sponsored by the club, was open to members and non-members alike, and a huge entry list had been posted. Dr. Jim was entered in the men’s singles and, with a friend, In the men’s doubles. He and Sissy would, as usual, go after the mixed doubles title together. The first rounds In the tournament would be played the next week end, with other matches at intervals through the week, and the semi-finals and finals scheduled for the second week end. Johnny did his best to forget about the state tourney. That was definitely out of the picture now, and he concentrated on helping Dr. Jim get ready for the city event. Deep in Johnny’s heart, he agreed with the doctor that Mr. Leighton had been unfair to him, and that made him all the more eager to see the club chairman humbled In defeat. But It seemed that bad luck was making a special butt of Johnny and Dr. Jim. On Fri day night, the night before the tourney would commence, the doctor did not appear at the courts at all. Johnny thought little of It, how ever, for often emergency calls kept him away. But when he reached the club house after the courts had closed, there was a message for him to call the Darrow home. When he got Dr. Jim on the wire, the doctor asked him to hop on a street car and come right over. “I need your help, Johnny," the doctor's voice said. “You see, I had a little accident this afternoon. I sprained my ankle.” (To be continued next Sunday.) Boy Ifanted Employer (to new office boy): “Has the cashier told you what you have to do In tha afternoon?” New Boy: “Yes, sir; I was to wake him up when I saw you coming.” Old English Sue: “How would you say In Shakespearean English, ‘Here comes a bow-legged man’?’’ Lou: “Behold! Aha! What is this I sea walking in parentheses?” POSERS 1. What city is the capital of Wyoming? 2. What nationality was Alexander the Great? 3. In what State is the Yosemite located? 4. Who is Yehudi Menuhin? 5. What three cities have base ball teams in the American League, but not in the National League? 6. What is a turbine? 7. In what city is the Vatican located? 8. Is glass harder or softer than steel? ANSWERS 1. Cheyenne. 2. He was a native of Macedon, in ancient Greece. 3. California. 4. Fifteen year old violin genius. 5. Washington, Detroit and Cleveland. 6. A horizontally rotating water wheel. 7. In Rome. 8. Harder. The Word “Book " The ancient people did not think of the pos sibility of a piece of literature surviving the materials on which it was first written. Hence, they naturally sought out the most durable materials possible for their records. The thoughts of the Egyptians were recorded on stone, the Assyrians impressed their records upon tablets of clay, and the Greeks and Romans used ivory, metals, or wood. When wood came into use for the engraving of records, a new word came into the English language through the name of the close grained beechwood on which our Teutonic fore fathers wrote their accounts, letters, and calen dars. This wood was plentiful in northern Europe, and was generally used for the pur pose of preserving records. The Anglo-Saxon name for the beech was “boc,” the Danish “beuke” and the German “buche,” so it is easy to see the derivation of our own “book”. Turncoat “THIS term of reproach had its origin in the I habit of one of the early Dukes of Savoy, a province of France which was open to tho invasion of either Spanish or French forces. The duke, because of the location of his lands, was forced to join forces with alternating sides. In order to appease the power which was most likely to distress him at any certain time, ha 1---1 was accustomed to dress in the colors of the faction with "which he was allied. In order to do this easily, he had made for himself a reversible coat, blue on one side and white on the other. Thus, when he was allied with the Spanish interests, he wore the coat with the blue side out, and when in league with the French, he turned the coat to its white side. Hence, he was called Emmanuel, surnamed the Turncoat, to distinguish him from other princes of Savoy of the same name. Demand 6-Cent Stamp THE new postal rates have brought about an increased demand for the 6-cent stamp, a demand so great that the Post Office Depart ment has been forced to print these stamps in roll form for various types of stamp vending machines. Envelopes are also being printed with the 6-cent stamp print to facilitate the handling of mail of such weight that a double charge is necessary. ANSWERS 1. Pillory, ducking stool and stocks. 2. Capillary, captivate, Capricorn, and capacity. 3. S-h-all, S-h-ire. 4. Isle, aisle. 5. Cross Word Puzzle Solution.