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The PAUSE THAT ENTICES—Donald Thomas, 3 (left), and
Elvern Cooper, 4. hungrily watch William E. Lewis, head chef kt Harvey's Restaurant, prepare to cut a 16-pound anniversary cake at the Northwest House, 515 M street N.W. The Red Feather settlement house yesterday celebrated its 15th birthday anniversary with an open house for board members and friends. The cake was donated by the restaurant.—Star Staff Photo. Firemen Give $17,000 Proceeds of Game to Police Boys' Club The Metropolitan Police Bovs' Club of Washington was richer by $17,000 today—a gift of the Dis trict Fire Department. A check for the sum, represent ing the net proceeds of the base ball game between the District firemen and the New York Fire Qepartment in July, was presented t<J Robert C. Simmons, president of the club, last night. | It was tendered by Fire Chief Joseph A. Mayhew during cere monies in the Ambassador Hotel, attended by Police Chief Robert; J. Barrett and many District offi cials and civic leaders. In thanking the Fire Depart ment for its contribution, Mr. Simmons said the money will be used for expansion of Boys' Club activities and the establishment of; a camp for colored boys at Scot-^ land. Md. "And we'll get new tumbling equipment and football suits.” re minded Pat Songco, 14. of 326 South Carolina avenue S.E., who with his brother David, 9, repre sented tin 17,000 members of the seven Metropolitan Police Boys’ Clubs at the dinner meeting. The boys were chosen to attend the ceremony as “model kids.” ____ D. C. Cuts Water Meter! Order to 3,000 Hoping for a reduction in price, the Water Department has ordered only hjilf the usual amount of water meters. Roland M. Brennan, District purchasing officer an nounced today. The District has let a contract for 3.000 meters to the Worthing ton-Camon Meter Co., for $46,980, or $15.66 each. In the past, the District had ordered about 6,000 meters at a time to replace worn out ones and take care of new housing, it was explained. Two Howard U. Teachers To Get Fulbriglft Awards Two Howard University pro fessors are among 40 American scholars receiving awards under the Fulbright Act to teach and conduct research abroad during the next academic year. The State Department an nounced the awards yesterday. Under the Fulbright Act, - edu cational exchanges with certain foreign countries are financed with funds acquired through the sale of surplus property abroad. Dr. Frank Martin Snowden, jr„ chairman of Howard University's Classic Department, recieved an award to undertake research in archeology in Italy. The State; Department said he will carry i forward studies on the Negro in ancient Greece and Rome with a view to producing a book on the subject. Mrs. Margaret Just Wormley Butcher, assistant professor of English at Howard, received an award to serve as visiting lec-j turer in American literature at the Universities of Grenoble and Lyon in France. Expired Permit Violators Face Delay in Renewals When automobile drivers for get to have their drivers’ permits renewed and are picked up by po lice on some traffic violation, they will not be able to get new licenses until their cases have been dis posed of in court. An order to this effect was given yesterday by Inspector; Floyd A. Truscott, executive offl-j cer of the Police Department. He ordered all policemen who arrest persons for not having drivers’ permits to report immediately to the Board of Revocation and Res toration of Operators' Permits. Heretofore, drivers have hurried to the permit office and obtained a new license before going to Mu-1 nicipal Court. Goren on Bridge By Charles H. Goren A Neat Study in Probabilities. When several lines of attack are open to declarer, selection of the winning play will frequently simmer down to a sheer guess and where one chance is about as good as the other, Lady Luck will select the winner. More often, however, it will be found that one line of play is distinctly superior in that it is more likely to succeed. Making the best selections in these cases is what is meant by ‘paying percentages.” Today’s hand provided an interest ing choice, South was attempting to bring home a contract of six clubs into which he had virtually cata pulted himself. West led the jack of spades. With eyes focused on his own hand. South decided it would be necessary to ruff out the hearts He won with the spade queen in dummy, led a heart to the ace and ruffed a heart. Returned to his own hand with a spade and ruffed another heart. This was over ruffed by East, who returned a trump and declarer could not avoid the loss of a heart trick at the end. South, to be sure, w7as the victim of a bad break, but in my opinion did not select the best,line of play. He kept his eye on the wrong hand. Note that dummy is solid except for the diamond honors. The hand shquld be managed in such a way That if East has either diamond honor (not to mention both) the contract will be assured. The open ing lead should be won by South and the ace of clubs shows that the trumps are not all in one hand. Three rounds should be drawrn, winding up with the queen in dum my. The king of diamonds is led. If East plays the ace, all cares vanish. If he does not, a discard is taken If it loses to West, dummy is re entered with the queen of spades and the jack of diamonds led through with the hope that East has the queen. If West has both honors, the hand will be lost, but the odds are about three-to-one against it. For the benefit of those w7ho may be inter ested in the mathematics of £Jie situation it may be stated that 52 per cent of the times two outstand ing honors will be in different hands, of the 48 cases in which they are both in the same hand they will be found 24 times in the West hand and 24 times in East hand. This renders the odds about 76 to 24 that the recommended line of play will win the hand. (Copyrlsht, 1949, by Charles H. Goren.) To Close in Africa Lack of students is about to lose to South Africa its only all woman university, the celebrated Huguenot University College at Wellington. It will close at the end of 1950, after 54 years of existence, ac cording to Dr. A. J. Stals, minister ef education, because attendance Jias dropped to only a few hun dred. . Neither vulnerable. South deals. NORTH A Q 7 2 77 2 0 K J 10 9 8 A Q 6 5 4 WEST EAST A J 10 9 A 8 6 5 4 CKJ 10 98 7775 0 7542 0 A Q 6 3 *8 A J 9 7 SOUTH A A K 3 AQ643 o None A A K 10 3 2 The bidding: South West North East 2 hearts Pass 3 diamonds Pass 4 clubs Pass 5 clubs Pass 6 clubs Pass Pass Pass Opening lead, jack of spades. Churchill Urges Attlee To Announce Month For 1950 Election By tht Associated Press LONDON, Oct. 15.—Winston Churchill urged yesterday that Britain’s Labor government an nounce at least the month in which it intends to call an elec tion to replace a parliament which he said is “not only dead but de composing.” v » The Conservative leader said a question of national interest was raised by Prime Minister Attlee's decision not to call such an elec tion in 1949, which means “a period of several months' more Socialist rule.” “On party grounds alone,” Mr. Churchill told the 70th annual rally of the Conservatives, "we can surely afford to wait. * * * Whenever it comes, we are ready.” But if the government does not announce at least the month for the balloting, he said, “it is in evitable that all our affairs, especially our trade, will be hampered every week and every day by the unrest of an impending election at which so much is at stake, which may pounce out upon us at some moment tacti cally selected by the Socialist Party.” If Mr. Attlee wishes, he has the right to maintain his government in office until the end of its full five-year term next July. How ever, repercussions from Britain's economic situation may make an earleir test desirable. The Prime Minister met twice with his Cabinet Economic Com mittee yesterday to talk over ways of saving the nation’s dollars. The decision last month cutting the pound from $4.03 to $2.80 means Britain must export more to earn th? same dollar income. Unless exports pick up, Britain may have to buy less cotton, tobacco and; other products in the United States. Bids Asked on Changes At Ordnance Laboratory Bids have been asked by the Potomac River Naval Command for alterations of equipment and piping to a casting house and a nitration house at the Naval Ord nance Laboratory, White Oak, Md. The bids will be opened at the Naval Gun Factory, October 26. The construction will include the addition of one-story unit walls to the casting house and a one-story wood frame addition to the nitration house. 32 Itr y*ur ideas m print. Writ* i Itrry Imfltd t'« The Estninfl Star j r Stoves, gas or- a electric, in which tub WEIGHT OP TUB UTjSNSIL WILL AUTOMATICALLY START TUB STCVB Tb HEATING. ~L7t* OtfK Vfet.iMtldwWcwt.TM~ _lOHg_J Most political observers assume Mr. Attlee will call on the coun-j try to take one more notch in its' belt. He may do this at the ses-! sion of Parliament beginning next Tuesday The Conservative rally approved a political program for its growing; drive to oust the Laborites from office. This promised, among other things, to call a halt toi nationalization of industries. The Conservatives would keep the so cialized medical service, but try to reduce the costs. Only eight of 4,500 delegates voted against the program. ——--—--——__- 1 CROSS-WORD PUZZLE HORIZONTAL. 1 Epic poetry 5 Rowing implements 9 Corded cloth 12 Confront in battle 13 Ox of the Celebes 14 Guido’s high note 15 Leather strips 17 Prefix: twice 18 Cavity 19 Female servant 21 Waste matter 23 Made angry 27 Teutonic deity 28 Factor 29 A duct 31 A small cask 34 Mother (colloq.) 35 Advanced student group for research 38 Sun god 39 Child’s napkin 41 Underworld god 42 Condescend 44 Form of to be 46 Offered 48 Exposed 51 To blind 52 To make mistake 53 By 65 Game bird (pi.) 159 To observe 60 Debatable 62 Roman emperor 63 Hindu cymbals 64 Confines 65 Manner of walking VERTICAL. 1 Printer’s measure (pi.) 2 To fondle 3 Over (poet.) 4 Part of flower (pi.) Answer to Yesterday’s Puzzle. 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J g ~\ Q»pr. 1 Sun and Time^Co. rb J I f I All rights reserved MOM/ J /Tb AW, ISN'T THAT CUTE/ ----- H PETER, COME QUICK.AND SEE WHAT JACKIE'S DOING/ WHAT'S THE MATTER,) HAVE YOU LOST n— INTEREST IN r YOUR SON 5*J OWL 10-lS I _ t_ _ THE PILGRIM STORY “OVlE HARVEST IN, THE PILGRIMS HOLP THEIR FIRST THANKSGIVING P0E THE PEAGE ANP PLENTy WHIGH HAVE REWARPEP THEIR LA&PRS. ^ 7 w\-r 'Wr WHERE IS PRISCILLA MULLINS? ANP WHERE sIS JOHN ALPEN? YOUR DAILY QUIZ: PIP THE PLYMOUTH SETT LEES OALL THEMSELVES PIL6EIMS? YESTERDAY’S ANSWER: 80 MILLION AMEEIOANS (Z OUT OF 5 FAMILIES) OWN U.s. SAVINGS BON PS. BUY YOUES F-cSULAELY/ M 0 0 N M U L L. I Hi S WELL I TOLD UNCLE WILLIE\ THEY'S NO SENSE IN MAKIN' EXCUSES TO MAMIE. SHE WOULDN'T BELIEVE HIM ANYWAY KAYO. f AW, \rb ALL settled. \ UNCLE WILLIE HA« AGREED WITH MAMIE THAT HE WONT EVER NEVER EVEN LOOK IN < MR6. ZIPPED DIRECTION AOAIN. ( XfiUESS MAMIE WAS SORIA SURPRISED THAT WILUE WOULD A6REE TO THAT f SHE WAS SO ) SUPPOSED/ 1 SHE LET GO \ OF HIS WHI5KEPS ) V^RISHTAWAY lo-lf C«pf. WW. Sun nn<l I imw Ca> All right* re*er»«rf Nature's Children By Lillian Cox Athey | Petrified Forest. Arizona has the only petrified forest in the world. No where else on earth can be seen such spectacu lar colors and evidences of petrified wood. In 1850 interested attention was focused on the petrified forests of Northern Arizona, but nothing of importance was done to protect this vast wealth of the past until 1906, when the citizens of the State peti tioned the Department of the In terior to make the area a national monument. The area contains 141 square miles. In it are the ruins of pueblos built by the Indians of pre-Columbian times from 800 to 1,400 years ago. More than 160,000,000 years ago Northern Arizona was a lowland. Shifting streams strewed sand and mud over the plains. Great pine trees flourished in favored spots. Here could be found rushes, fern like trees and many great ferns. Under them crept crocodile-like reptiles, giant salamanders and such animals to be found in those days in lowland rivers, marshes and streams. No sudden calamity struck the spot. Only a slow process of in exorable annihilation took over. Mapy of the trees did decay on the ground, but others fell into streams and rivers, at last coming to rest in bays on sandbars where they were quickly buried in mud and sand which prevented their decay. The deposits in which these trees were buried turned to standstone and shales and are now known as. the Chinle Formation. The Chinle de posits were buried at least 3,000 feet beneath layers of sand and silt spread by the shallow seas. During the time the great tree trunks were buried they became saturated with water in which a mineral known as silica was dis process the wood fiber disappeared and the silica solution replaced it. The substitution of mineral for wood was at last complete and both the form and structure of the tiny wood cells and the grain of the wood were perfectly duplicated. The silica was variously and exquisitely colored by the oxides of iron and manganese. The banded variety is known as agate or onyx, the red opaque form 1s jasper, the translucent red is camelian and so on through a long series of textures and colors. Some of the most beautiful speci mens of petrified logs in the petri fied forest lie on the open deseit. Some sections have been polished, they retain the shape and markings of the original tree, but now they are rock. Centuries after the logs were buried the mountain highlands of solved. Through some chemical Western America began to take form. The Northern Arizona plateau was raised several thousand feet above sea level. Promptly wind and Word Game ' Find 43 or more words in PAMPHLET, meaning, “a book of a few sheets of printed matter.” Average is 43; limit, 35 minutes. Rules—Words must be of four or more letters. Words which acquire four letters by the addition of "s.” such as "bats," "cats," are not used. Only one form of a word used. Proper name6 are not used. A list will be published Monday. Answer t« FROTHING. firth riot torn night fight ring tong north for< rift trig gift forth right trio girth font thing hint grin frit thin horn grit front thorn into groin froth thong 'ngot • fright throng iron frog ting r.lgh water began erosion processes. The under-burden of shale and stand stone came into sight. So, today we may see the petrified logs in all their grandeur and colorful form. The work of 60,000,000 years thus has been brought to light. Almost 24,000,000 tons of con crete were used during the con struction of Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River. _ Test Your Horse Sense B*D' G W C™* 1. Which is often called “white coal”? Anthracite Water power Crude oil Gas 2. Which one will “freeze” without harming itself at all? Bird dog Muskrat Skunk Panther 3. Which has the most seeds? Raspberry Blackberry Watermelon Tomato 4. An agate line would be of most interest to Artist Tennis player Surgeon Printer 5. With which knot would a smart villain ask to be tied? Granny Reef Bowline Square 6-10. The five workers named in the left column below work In dif ferent places, as shown in'the right column. Try to match them appro priately. One point for each correct judgment. (a) Bus boy (v) Race track (b) Caddy (w) U. S. Congress (c) Page (x) Golf links (d) Porter <y) Restaurant (e) Jockey (z) Pullman train Score yourself as follows: 0-2. poor: 3-8, average; 7-8 superior; 9-10, very superior Answers to Horse Sense Quit. 1. Water power. 2. Bird dog (means to point noiselessly). 3. Watermelon. 4. Printer. 5. Granny (comes untied). 6. (a) Bus boy—Restaurant (y). (b) Caddy—Links (x). (c> Page—Congress (w). (d) Porter — Pullman <z). (e) Jockey—Race track (v). Take Mv Word for It -E» Fr«nk c»'^; Some writers, fortunately not a majority, find it impossible to write the word “histcyical” (or-“historic”) without placing the article “an" be fore it. “An historical event,” they think, is pretty high falutin writing. It’s sophisticated; it's intellectual; it’s veddy, veddy culchahed. But it isn't at all. "An” before words which begin with the aspirated “h” is obsolete in American English, though more or less customary in British usage. There was a time when “an” was correct before aspirated “h.” But at that time, centuries ago. the ar ticle “a” was unknown and "an” (which actually was the Anglo Saxon word for “one”) was used be fore all words regardless of the initial letter. Later, “a” evolved as a shortened form of “an” and then this rule developed: a consonant sound: a man. a horse.; a boy. a union (union begins with the sound of the consonant “y,” as if it were spelled ••yunion”). Use “an” before words starting with a vowel sound: an egg, an ocean, an idea, an honor (honor be gins with a vowel sound, for the “h” is silent, as if it were spelled “onor”). Now then, historic, historical, heroic, hotel and such words, begin with the consonant sound of aspirated “h. ’ There is no more sense in “an historical” than there would be in “an hyena, an hibiscus, an hospital, an hydraulic brake, an harmonica.” The “an historical” construction survives in England principally be cause of the British tendency to drop or slight the initial “h” in most words, as 'istorical. ’istoric, etc. When the "h” is dropped it is natural to treat such words as silent “h” Use “a” before words starting with words. Points for Parents -By €«»yH» Thomas Walloc* A child's birth anniversary offers a very special opportunity for making him feel his parents recognize him as an individual with his own preferences and desires. * This IMS. Tlu Register and Tribune Syndicate Not This t Mother—What would you like to do to celebrate your birthday? You may choose anything you wish that is reasonable and possible. Mother—If I'm willing to go to all the work and expense of giving you a birthday party you’re very ungrateful not to want one.