Final sanding of the back removes small fibers torn loose by sawing. Turn the assembled puzzle over on a flat panel and hold it together with battens. Sand with the grain maker prefers, he can cut out cardboard patterns and simply draw the designs with them on the picture.
Saw with the picture side up and the teeth of the blade down so that splintered edges will be on the underside. Big puzzles can be cut in two for easier handling, but be sure to saw a good key on this bisecting cut, as well as on all other border pieces. When making cuts parallel to the edge, keep them inside of these first keys. This applies to all cuts leading in from the edge.
As the pieces are sawed, assemble them on a tray or a piece of plywood. When all are cut out, lay another flat piece on top and turn all over together. Remove the top panel and brad small strips of wood around the outer edges of the puzzle. These battens must be thinner than the puzzle stock. Push together the sawed pieces, holding them with the strips so that the back may be sanded smooth. Sand with the grain to remove all the small fibers torn loose by the saw. Finish with fine sandpaper. Do not round off the edges. Shake or blow all dust away, turn over, inspect for loose paper edges, and paste them down.
Coat hangers bearing familiar bird or animal heads will aid in teaching children to hang up their clothes. Saw them from 3/8" white pine, sand smooth, and fit with large screw hooks. The white cock has a red comb and wattles, yellow bill, and black lines; the dog is black and white, with a red tongue; the duck is white, with a yellow bill and black lines, and the black cat has a pink nose and green eyes.
TO PREPARE them for the time when it may be necessary to abandon ship by jumping into the water, the U. S. Marine Corps is teaching its men how to get into the water safely and, once there, how to stay afloat by using pieces of clothing or equipment. Among other things, the men are taught to jump from the stern or bow to avoid being carried under if the ship capsizes, to discard their life jackets for swimming under burning oil, and to form groups in the water to reduce the danger of attack by sharks. This training was worked out by Staff Sergeant Harry F. McNamara, former swimming coach at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.