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POE TA. 3396 Formerly 17 years with Gas Company Combination DOORS All Sizes HESLOP Lumber & Millwork Co. 724 Eye Si. S.W. NA. 9448 _ADVERTISEMENT Flora Joins "Boosters" “I’m the biggest booster in the block for Ranger Joe,” says Flora Schneider, age 6. And theres’ a thought for you, Mother. If you have to coax your youngsters to eat cereals, try crisp, crunchy Ranger Joe Popped Wheat. That delicious honey flavor makes young folks go for it like candy. And remember, Ranger Joe gives all the health ful, body-building food value of whole wheat. FLORA SCHNEIDER 3400 B St. SE. | For Lumber Coll Our Number ATIantic 1400 0 CONVENIENT SHOPPING UNTIL 6:00 P.M. “HARRY HOMEOWNER" USES i • Pine Shelving FOR EXTRA STORAGE SPACE 8* PER FOOT l"x 12" 12* PER FOOT l"x 12" That’s right, two different prices on the same product, but don’t be fooled . . . they’re not the same quality. True, they’re both white pine, but the difference is so great we must insist you see the “Bargain” stock before you buy, while we’ll deliver our better stock on your phone order and guarantee satisfaction. COME -WRITE- PHONE-ATlantic 1400 FOR ALL YOUR HOUSE REPAIR NEEDS NORTHEAST NORTHWEST ANACOSTIA VIRGINIA lfith * H St». BBSS G». Art. 1B0S NiehoU At*. Fall* Church,LecHr. at Bladentbura Rd. at Militant Rd. at Good Hove Rd. at Hillwood Ate. Goren on Bridge By Charles H. Goren An ingenious Swindle. Lying is a gentle art in the exer cise of which certain fundamental principles must be observed. One is to avoid the telling of useless lies. Another is to tell only those that have a reasonable chance to be ac cepted as the truth. Promiscuous false-carding at the bridge table often defeats its own purpose. Particularly is this apt to be true on the defense where you have a partner whose co-operation you may require in defeating the contract, and who might be de ceived more than the declarer. How ever, occasionally a situation will develop in which you know that your partner will have little if any thing to do with the defense and consequently there is no harm in deceiving him, whereas some dust might effectively be thrown into declarer’s eyes. A most ingenious swindle was per petrated by the West of today’s hand. It required a bit of quick thinking that always gains the plaudits of this department. Our sympathies go out to declarer, who was an innocent victim of his ad versary’s well-laid plot. South became declarer at a con tract of three no-trump on bidding that was normal in all respects. West led the six of diamonds, which was taken with the ace in dummy. With §even top-card tricks, the best chance for the two others appeared to be development of the spade suit. A low spade was led to the ace. West could see that the suit was going to produce four tricks for the declarer. He therefore, immediately dropped the king under the ace. This play did not sacrifice a trick, since West still had the suit stopped. Who could blame the declarer for abandoning spades in favor of the club finesse? Even if the finesse failed there was still the chance that clubs might break, so that the 13th club would produce trick No. 9. When the club finesse failed, the diamond suit was cleared and South was now helpless, since there was no way to develop the ninth trick without letting West in with a spade. Tomorrow’s problem— East opens with one spade, as South you hold: *KQ5 <7AK4 OAQJ6 *1073 What is your call? Railroad Expansion Proposed for Congo Construction of 1,500 miles of new line to provide a north-south trunk route is being considered for the Belgian Congo under a 10 year program of railroad build ing drafted by the Belgian Min istry of the Colonies. It Includes extension of the Cape-Congo trunk line from its present northern terminus at Port Francqui, on the Kasai River, to Leopol^ille, abut 550 miles. Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH * Q 7 6 4 8 8 7 2, 0 A9 * AK J WEST EAST ♦ KJ10 *985 Q 3 J 10 9 6 OQJ8643 0 105 *64 *Q 10 9 2 SOUTH * A2 AK54 0 K72 *8753 The bidding: South West North East 1 heart Pass 1 spade Pass 1 NT Pass 3 NT Pass Pass Pass Opening lead, six of diamonds. (Copyright. 1949. by Charles H. Goren.) rs** ■ ] S2 far yaur idau wa print. Writ* s tarry LanpaW c't Tha Ewning Sty y M 6 THAT UK) roll as windows ARB EOU.BD DOWN...WOULD KEEP OUT BOOS AND KEEP CHILDREN AMD PEIS IN. Aew«* C iO**An. Fall ttvgm L. <W Syfcwa I M y CROSS-WORD PUZZLE HORIZONTAL. 1 Kind of meat 4 Wash in clear water 9 To fondle 12 Collection of facts 13 Junction 14 A macaw 15 A stump (pi.) 17 A phase of golf 19 Grows wan 20 Killed 21 Jewel 23 Title of respect 24 Spanish for yes 26 Part of body 29 Child’s game 31 Citrus fruit 33 European river 35 Border 37 Challenge 38 Distributed 40 Sailor 42 River of England 43 Babylonion deity 44 Two wings conjoined in heraldy 46 Public conveyance 48 Stuck in mud 50 To mature 54 Occupy the leading place 56 Angry 57 Hawaiian hawk 58 Bring to conflict 60 Girl’s name 61 Compass point 62 Planted 63 Budhist pillar VERTICAL. 1 Clasp 2 Brazilian tapir 3 To handle roughly 4 Kind of apple Answer to Yesterday’s Puzzle. cun V B K ft 5 Preposition 6 Blights 7 Disembodied spirits 8 To settle in alienably on a person and descendants 9 Ache 10 Sea eagle 11 Child’s game 16 Solicit alms 18 Wearied 22 to deface 24 Distressing 25 Arrow poison 26 City of Italy 27 Notion 28 Wager 30 A fish spear 32 Angry 34 Corrects 36 Unruly gathering 39 Family ser vant in Moliere’s Tartufe 41 Submerged 45 A shelf 47 Title of respect 48 Pronoun 49 lifeless 51 Metal container 52 Volcano 53 Precise 54 Transfix 55 Fish eggs 59 Earth goddess i p o G O i; ■ NOW'S MY CHANCE TO W ESCAPE WHILE OL' FOX U AN' WILEY CAT 15 —J BLEEPIN'OFF THAT ^ RUBBER BOO^ W 15 I 1 IT'S WORTH A / ASLEEP OR . POT 5H0T JU5' INI f IS OUR POT I CASE WE ISN'T WATCHlN' 7) WALKIN' THE SAME PREAM ^ / AWAy? I0-Z5 somebody thinkin' ^ OF ME-MV ears Ringin' LIKE A BARREL-HOUSE / ! BANG-JO. itopr, 1«1, N. V. M C«I. I Efj E U z s A W Y E R I ASSUMING THAT BARGAIN'S DONE 1 SOMETHING TO DEI RIO, THEN WHAT? J ^AND WHERE 00 ISTARTlOOKING^™ tO-Rjs-APOfHj| CTWENTY MINUTES OF FRUITLESS SEARCH... V THEN FROM AFAR A FAMILIAR VOICE SINGING GRAND OPERA. PANCHO'S VOlCEil HE'S A PRISONER! 1 THERE'S AN ARMED GUARD* ^ . * . j T H i B E R R Y S BOY, THAT GUY YEAH, HE BAGBY GETS lh USED TO MY HAIR ' i BOTHER 20-25" " ME ,700/ BY TH' WAY/ 1 HOW DID YOU , 6ET RID OF ^ HIM? ^ T IT WASN'T I IEASY, PAlL "Copr,lT^9^uTTnT?!m^CcK** All rights reserved | f I LENT HIM FIVE DOLLARS r-1 TWO YEARS AGO/j A M E R I C A N A D V E N T U R E LAFITTE - PIRATE PATRIOT i I AM CAPTAIN LOCKYEZ FEOM THE BRITISH PLEET, I WAVE A ME££A6£ POfc ^^tJ^UeLAFITTE. A FEW MINUTES LATEP« ^OU ABE ONE OF V" MON5I EUR. LAFITTE'5 MEN? / I AM LAFITTE. YOUR DAILY QUIZ: WHAT \e THE PIFFERENKE BETWEEN A BOAT ANP A 5HIP? YESTERDAY’S ANSWER: *BAeATAP.IA'*VYA5 NAME 6IVEN TO 6ULF ISLANP5 WHERE LAFITTE'5 PIRATED HAP HEAPQUARTcRS NAME TAKEN FROM VOH OUIXOTE". M O 0 N M U L L 1 N S IT'S MRS. ZIPPEV.^H NO. NO. NO! ■ SHE WANTS TO BRlNd 1 THAT WOULD , SOME FRIENDS k NEVER -—^OVER. v>y\ /''but we I CAN OO OVER THERE. LORD PLUSH- J l BOTTOM! j-S SAX I THOUGHT YOU WAS GOIN' ^ our. 5«*4fcU. S P»t Of Coprrirfci. !M». by w* Syndicate Co hm A)i^ t E S S I E [ yoo-Hoo, V BESSIE - COME OVER ^ AND HAVE A GLASS OF ^ LEMONADE-J I'02* ?X CANTOS / LEAVE THE « HOUSE UNTIL I I FINISH My 7 MUSIC LESSON 1 BUT ILL TAKE ^THE^EMONADE; Copr t«4*. SuR aiul AH H|ha raarrvari Nature s Children By Lillian Cox A they Mud Hens. In the Puget Sound region burrow ing clams are called “mud hens." The name is due to the plump chicken-like breast. The clams are elusive enough to make their cap ture exciting, and the flavor of their flesh, a cross between crab and spring lamb, a delicious morsel. Three mud hens make enough chowder for six. This burrowing clam is a discreet and smaller cousin of the famous giant geoduck (pronounced jeoduk). The clam hunter rises at dawn to be sure of his tasty chowder for dinner. The eight-inch shells are not wide enough to cover the bulg ing breast. Unlike other shell ani mals the mud hen is unable to lock her doors. Wisely she hides deep in the ooze, pushing her long, dark, rubbery neck above the surface. In coming tides, bringing minute or ganisms, satisfy her hunger. She is sedenary in her habits and puts on weight. Her bulging breast is the meat man is after. This clam has neither sight, hear ing or sense of smell, yet it is never caught napping. The vibration of your footsteps is sufficient notifica tion. The three-foot siphon is im mediately pulled down to three inches. Clam hunters cruise about in quiet waters until they discover several rubbery necks waving about in the shallow water or mud. The boat is made fast, spade and bucket picked up. The hunt is oh! Expert clam diggers note the place where the siphon was, push the spade deep and throw the con tents aside.. Often the clam is thus captured. If not, one reaches down into the water-filled excavation, loosens the clam from its moorings and draws it forth unprotesting as it is dropped into the bucket. ▲ novice grab* the neck which promptly withdraws from his fin gers and as a parting gesture squirts a stream of salt water into the eye of the indiscreet hunter. There is much fun and endless banter among the diggers. Washington decrees the geoduck a real game animal, therefore it is not seen in the fish markets. Be sides, hunting for geoducks is real sport. No one would dream of passing up the exciting experience of capturing the bag limit for de lectable chowder. Word Game Find 22 or more words in PHONOGRAPHS, meaning, “an instrument for re producing speech and music.” Average is 21; limit, 20 minutes. Rule*—Words must be of four or more letter*. Words which acquire four letters by the addition of "*," such as “bats." “cats." are not used. Only one form of a word is used. Prober names are not used. A list will be published tomorrow. Answer te EVERYDAY. . eave vary reed dray ] eared veer yard dyer eery very year aver ever rave dare evade ready dear . every read deer Take My Word for It —By Frank Colby! A tew weeks ago I stated that in the country as a whole the prevail ing pronunciation for the word err is ehr, as in error, and that erring is almost always pronounced ehr-ing. I also reported that ehr for err has not yet been recognized by the dic tionaries, but that ehr-ing for erring is sanctioned by many dictionaries. Three or four readers have told me that they are shocked at my attempt to debauch “the King’s English”; that, “the dictionary” is the only authority for correct pro nunciation, and that I had better stick to “the dictionary’’ if I know what’s good for me. Weil, now, to get a few things straight, "the King’s English” (whatever that is) is not American English and never has been. Amer ican usage is not based on nor in fluenced by British usage. Secondly, dictionaries do not es tablish correctness—they simply re port good usage, and, in many cases, they report erroneously. Thirdly, this column would have no purpose if it merely parroted what is in thfe dictionaries. Its pur pose is to report and interpret, as accurately as human frailty will permit, the pronunciations and usages that prevail among Ameri cans of good education. Now let’s see about the word err. It comes from the French verb error (pronounced: ehr-AY), from the Latin errare (pronounced: ehr-AH reh), the same word that gives us erratic, erratum, erroneous, error, none,of which have “urr” in the first syllable. Note that the pronunciation ehr ing for erring is given complete sanction by Webster’s New Interna tional, Funk and Wagnalls, the New Century, Webster’s New Collegiate, the American College Dictionary, Kenyon and Knott’s Pronouncing Dictionary, and WORDS: The New Dictionary. (I cite these dictionaries, not to prove that ehr-ing is a correct pro nounciation, but to show that they are reporting correctly). To conclude, if ehr-ing for erring is a correct pronounciation (which it is), how'can any one, Including the dictionaries, hold that ehr for err is incorrect or debased? The millions of persons who say ehr ing for erring will surely say ehr for err. And why not? Wouldn’t it be silly to hear some one say, "I’m sorry, my ehr-ing friend, but you urr when you say ’ehr*”? Test You r Horse Sense -By Dr. G. W. Cryf 1. Scratch grain is usually fed to creatures which make which char acteristic sound? Moo, Oink, Cackle, Baa? 2. A yam most nearly resembles Eggplant, Swqet Potato, Turnip, Cu cumber? 3. Which creature gives birth to the most young? Cow, Goat, Rabbit, Sheep? 4. A squirrel hunter would nor mally head for which tree? Birch, Mtfple, Catalpa, Hickory? 5. Which one of these flowers is usually tallest? Aster, Sunflower, Nasturtium, Sweet Pea? 6. This is a True-False problem dealing with our psychological es timation of time. If you think a statement is true, then encircle the letter “T” in front of it, but if you consider it to be false, then encircle the “F.” One point for each cor rect judgment. T P (a) To a child, the day seems to pass slowly. T F (b) To a grandparent, 1th* day seems to pass slowly. T P (c) To a child the year seems to pass swiftly. T P (d) To a grandparent, the year seems to pass slowly. T P (e) ’While we are busy, time seems to pass quickly. Score yourself as follows: 0-2. poor; 8-0. average; 7-8, superior; 9-10, very superior. Answers to Horae Sense (tuis. 1. Cackle (Chickens). 2. Sweet pota to. 3. Rabbit. 4. Hickory (Nut). S. Sun flower. 6. False (a); fast. True (b); little to break monotony, False (c); in ret respect filled time seems long. False <d); It flies. True (e). Demands for curtailment of government spending are expect ed in Austria, as increased taxes have put a heavy strain on the population, Vienna reports. --_iu Points for Parents —By Edyth Thomas Wallaco . The best wav to teach good manners is by daily example; A poor method is to threaten for non-observance. This m». TIM R*Km M4 THMiim fynOetf* „ Not This 1 Mother—Please bring me the paper, son. . . . Thank you. Father—Please hand me an ash tray. ... Thank you. Mother—Don’t give Tom ',,gjay gum if he doesn’t say “please” and don’t bring him any more If he forgets to thank you.