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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta V.Y. v% p. 1 t v'-- Y'jT x SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY! If you're feeling exhausted after shopping for gifts for Mom, Pop, Sis, Aunt Jane, etc., think the headache encountered by Santa whose Christmas gift list has to be the biggest in all the world. How does St. Nick manage time and again to come up with just the right present for everyone? It isn't easy, in any case, but it helps to be a doodler, as evi- denced by our jolly friend's scribbling above. Santa has indicated gift sug- gestions for each of the ten persons chef, knight, cowboy, hippie, etc. How quickly can you discover his suggestion for each? P.S.: Use pencil or crayon to complete individual gift outlines. "Remember, the idea is to find an appropriate item or object for each person pictured in the diagram. jaqj JJ ejtidm iroipui m Take a Leaf From Santa's Notebook? SANTA CLAUS recom- mends this trick for anyone who can memorize a few figures. (Of course, this is no problem for St. Nick, whose memory is legend- A person is handed a book book with numbered and asked to select one word smong the first nine lines of a page chosen at random. The selected word must be within the first nine words of the line. The person is then asked to multiply the page number by 10; add 25; and then add the number of the line. The re- sult is to be multiplied by 10 and the total increased by the numerical position of the selected word in the line. Given the resultant figure, the performer cogitates, opens the book and readily points to the word. The secret: The performer simply subtracts 250 from the grand total. The resulting sum is deciphered thusly: The last figure designates the numerical position of tha word in the line; the next to last figure, the line; the re- maining figures, the page. Suppose, for instance, the selected word is sixth on tha fourth line of page sixty- three. Page 63 multiplied by 10 gives 630, plus 25, plus 4, equals 659. Multiply 659 by 10; add B; for a total of 6596. subtracting 250, the total is 6346 pinpointing word six, line four, page 63. AIL ABOARD! The Toytown Special makes 11 stops (black dots) en route to Santa's station. How quickly can you find a. route that reaches St. Nick pronto? Oh yes, one route known only to the wily engineer is definitely a shortcut. See if you can discover this mileage-saving path. 'QEJ 'U3A33 'TIS Mnoj Sips Do Count In Taste Test DETERMINING whether your friends have "good taste" is an interesting and often amusing party pastime. Arrange to have ready a number of different liquids, such as ginger ale, vinegar, coffee, tea, chocolate milk, grape juice, grapefruit juice, beer, water, root beer. Placa four or five of these in. iden- tical glasses in a row upon a table and blindfold the per- son who is to take the test. Hand the glasses to him fa turn, asking him to sip each without taking time to smell it, and identify the content. If he is given a tangy drink such as the grapefruit juice first, chances are he'll not have much success in Identi- fying the others. Bet for Can't Win! A CHRISTMAS shopper says he saw this happen on a busy street corner. "I said a bumptious individual to a devious-looking stranger, "Can you tell me how to get to Blank was the reply, "take the third turn on the left, first to the right, sec- ond to the right again, fourth to the left, first to right, fifth to the left, cut across square, pass through the crescent, take the second to the left, and you'll get it. If those di- rections are wrong, I'll give you a dollar, provided you'll give me a dollar if they are right." The stranger agreed, jotted down the directions and fol- lowed them. After an hour he was startled to arrive at the place where he had asked the question, and to see the same man standing there. "Why did you direct me he asked. The man insisted that he had given him the right di- rections, demanded his dollar and received it. Why? "1-JlrjS OJ 183I1S no sjga. Xoiii :.ra.usirv Hit the Spot? GREETINGS from persons of various tongues might bear the following place-names. How many of these can you Identify? Say four or five? 1. Norge................ 2. Helvetia.............. 3. Nippon 4. Hellas 5. Suomen Tasavalta...... 6. Magyar Orzag 7. Bharat 8. Maroc................. 9. 10. Espana -QT -BtUTiqiv 'OOOO-IOUT "BJPUJ 'i -g -aaaojo 'uBdur 'P1113! Holiday HO III 20 NT AT, shopper's _sigh word. for pieces of coaL lish treat, may do this. of Latvia. aid. 19_Stammer before St. Nick. navigator. away. plant._ reward. what to my wonder- ing eyes hanger-on fpl.1 with golden touch. direction. Indians, in the scale. ups, coast downs. handle. container. Kringle. sight of. course at dinner. Tnaf.istr.ile. measure. hnlrs. fabbr.) Cratchifs Int. (comb, form) tyAGIC WREATH: Number nine in the circle above is sur- rounded by six blank spaces. You are challenged to place the numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, in the empty spaces so that any three numbers across (including 9) will total twenty. You can have some fun working this out. Mnoj ' Riaquinti Can You Size Up Kith and Kin? AT A FAMILY Christmas dinner there were two sisters and their two brothers, two mothers and their two sons, two single girls and their mothers, two fathers and their two daughters, two grandmothers and their two granddaughters, and, lastly, two husbands and their wives. Sounds like a crowd, doesn't it? Yet all of them were seated at one normal- sized table, for the total was six. How could that be? puooos asaqj Aq M3100 81U JO HOB ifoug 'uos n poll CBOSKWQKII SOLUTION wise man. of Norway. and-----. TKRT1CAI. measure. a lion spends battle site. tools. nail. (L.) notice. Iraific probabiiiii party. y.-atchword. forcefully. brnivn. fabbr.) alacrity. bull. Hub of grasses. city. twice. of sacrifice. a fisherman. of maps. of boliday soap. fish. state. bunkhousc. d. name for Japan. while. position (abbr.) boat. the on. of butter. of. triumph. 15 EVERYBODY HAPPY? Well, not quite. There are two doz- persons pictured in the diagram above and all but one iri smiling. You are asked to take a nose count of persons present and to point out the unhappy face. Hint: Turn the diagram every which way to find all the faces, natch. oy King Features Syndicate, 1970 t by HAL KAUFMAN How Will You Measure Up? HOW WELL will you bear up under holiday stresses and strains? That is to say, how well will you endure tha pressures of standing in line, toting gifts, hailing clerks, etc.? Here are some challenging exercise-indicators: 1. HANG-IN-THERK GAUGE: With eyes closed and with- out peeking, see if you can. stand on one leg in one place 60 seconds or more without moving. 2. COORDINATION GAUGE Hold a yardstick at arm's length, narrow edge upward. Balance a paperback book or small Christmas gift box at far end fop fin seconds, 3. COORDINATION GAUGE Draw an imaginary square with one hand and an imaginary circle with the other, simultaneously, in air before you. Repeat rapidly. 4. VOICE RANGE GAUGE: Hold lowest and highest pos- sible musical notes, alternately, for a period of 60 seconds. Merry Christmas Chatter A PRACTICAL joker of- fers the following bet: "I'll he said, "that if I of- fer you a glass of wine on a saucer, and permit you to touch the glass but -not the saucer, you will not be able to drink the wine." Why should he not be taken up on this bet? He plaas to cover the glass with the saucer and then turn glass and saucer upside down so that the wine re- mains in the glass yet on the saucer. The liquid spill into the saucer when you re- moved the glass. It is traditional to tell' Dutch children that St. Nich- olas journeys to the Nether- lands from Danes Have their "Julman" (Yule man) who Hues in Finns have their who In- habits Fill blanks. ptre PTTBIUSSJO A psychiatrist sans a. man if sober if he can sag "Sister Suzie fat in the three times unerringly. Can A candy packer packed pounds of hard candy.' If each box contained six pounds more, he would have Used 75 boxes less. How many boxes did he use? 00! pacti OH At a party, single out a person with blue eyes, an- other with brown eyes, ant still another with green or yrny eyes. Have each aet as leader in rounding up nil persons with similarly col- ored eyes. In French homes, the rev- cillon feast includes 13 des- serts. Why is that? otn JDJ 8HO ptttt }EJJIO JOJ 3UQ Hotu long tuill it take to divide completely a two-foot block of ice by means of a wire centered across its top with a 5-pound weight at- tached below? '8Z33JJ8I tlJA 93J Bin Xm 9.11.14. ein cy The site of Jesus' birth, "O Little Town of In recent Yuletides has catered to as many as visiton. What is its year-'round popu- lation? 1B3) OOO'Ot A famous theologian if credited with decking thr Christmas tree with lights. Walking in the forest ont night, the story has It, he no impressed with the beauty, of stars twinkling oboue that he went home and hung candles on a Small fir TO that he might share the experi- ence with his children. taw Martin A man is walking north backwards. He makes a right angle turn towards his left. He finds himself going wert. Is this possible? 9pjB jpun cptraq BUI no saprniA 71 rei Do's and don'fs; Two of the three youngsters, Jack, Richard and Alice, will eat vanilla pudding, ttco mill eat chocolate pudding, and tuio tuill eat tapioca pudding. One who refuses to eat tapioca, refuses to eat chocolate, and Alice, who refuses to eat chocolate, refuses vanilla pudding. Which pudding tcill Jack, Richard and Alice eat respectively? True or false? If you are sitting squarely in a chair, you cannot rise from it with- out bending your body for- ward or putting your feet under it. Give it a try. ptre Twelve sisters, meeting each other at a reunion din- ner after many years, each kissed all of the others. How many kisses were there in all? TRIMS-1N-TINS is a novel idea and easy to effect, as follows: Project begins with a tuna-size can, opened (lids removed) at top and bottom. Decorative paper.or cloth (spray paint, if you prefer) is applied with paste or other stickum to in- ner and outer surfaces. Adding a festive touch is a creative .challenge. Miniature figures (see bird in bower, above) of Wise Men, St. Nick and reindeer, carollers, orna- ments, candy canes, pine cones, holly, etc., give rise to all manner of designs, ranging from the exotic to basic (see .lower diagram) models (suggested for Embel- lished with a velvet ribbon, loop of tinsel, or other tie-me- up, trim-in-tin creations deserve prominent display in win- dows, archways, suspended' from ceiling beams, etc. ;