The Hideaway Dagger

A miniature version of the sword cane. This can be left casually lying: about the house with only few knowing that within its rich golden leather wrapping's lies a deadly IS" steel dagger; extending- 5" into the handle and 26" over all length. ?3.95 P.P. or C.O.D. plus shipping.

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Pistol Shooters

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It is obvious that you could not swing from behind and see the dove or duck above your barrel (s)—the barrel(s) would be between you and your target. What do you do? Tile answer is that you mount your gun correctly, swing downward, and shoot.

What makes such a shot a possible killer? It is the fact that your eyes are remarkably good at picking up the line an object is traveling, and retaining the picture even after the object has been obscured. Perhaps your second eye, the non-master one. also helps you to keep the line. Whatever the reason, you can kill such birds or fowls if you do the rest of your routine correctly. Above all, shoot.

One little safety trick is worth learning and using: when carrying your shotgun, always keep the trigger finger outside of. and alongside of the trigger guard. It not only prevents pulling the trigger accidentally if you should stumble, but, also, it acts as a guard to prevent the limb of a bush or tree

Greatness

Most persons have the competitive instinct. They want to improve, to out-do. to win, to be the best. A few succeed, because of a certain something which 1 do not possess. What is it?

It is indescribable, impossible to acquire by any amount of practice by the average man. It is precious beyond gold and rubies. It is the extra something that makes champions. Maybe you have it. It may not develop for years; it may appear early. It divides the also-rans from the winners. It is something which appears seldom and which is never easy to explain. It makes one horse outrun, one fighter defeat, one singer excel, one arlist superior to, all others. It is class.

It is also the mythical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for most of us, but its lure is worth all the effort and disappointment that its pursuit sometimes causcs. I hope that you may be one of the "greats;" but, even if you are not, you can still have glorious days with your shotgun, and wonderful memories forever. Good luck!

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♦ Buffalo. N. Y. A pistol-packin' liquor store owner, who captured one would-be bandit in his store last year, shot and wounded another holdup suspect recently. The store owner, sharp-shooting Arthur LJardwick, Jr., ducked behind the cash register, whipped the pistol from a holster on his belt, and fired once. The bullet struck bandit Larry Thomas in the right shoulder. In 1957. Hardwick held three stickup artists at pistol point for police. One of the trio was convicted and sentenced but it seems gangsters just won't learn. Maybe now crooks will give llard-

wick's store (83 Locust St.) a wide berth. ★ ★ ★

♦ Gary, Indiana. A 5-foot 100-pound blond lass got her husband's shotgun and wrote finis to a maurader's attempt at breaking into her house. In the absence of her husband, Mrs. Barbara Mae Chappo, who had never fired a gun before, hit the intruder with the second shot from her husband's double barreled shotgun. She had called police and when they arrived, she was re-loading the gun and at the same lime trying to comfort her daughter, Brcnda. age 6. The other three children slept through the shooting.

♦ Survive—with nature's larder. Can a man live "off the fat of the land" today? When hunters or others are lost and die, or nearly so, from starvation, is it largely a matter of fighting nature instead of living with nature?

Two ad\en Hirers recently completed a month and a half trip through some of Idaho's most rugged wilderness to prove that man can still live off the land. The pair. Odd Bjerke, a native of Oslo, Norway, and Calvin Tassinari, Cambridge, Mass., set out in two rubber rafts on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River with four fish hooks, pocket knives, snare materials, their clothing and bedrolls.

Although they could have snared deer and elk, they concentrated on more easily obtained food—plants, berries, and fish. For protein there were porcupines, squirrels, chipmunks, and rattlesnakes. Such plants and berries as thomupples, chokecherries. wild rose hips, sego lily blubs, cattails, horsenettle, miner's lettuce and others provided needed vitamins and minerals.

What happens when fish hooks are lost?

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