Newspaper Page Text
District Calls for Bids
On Athletic Equipment Bids will be opened by Roland M. Brennan, District Purchasing Officer, on October 10 for fur nishing athletic equipment, most ly football gear, to high school students. Congress, for the first time in the history of District schools, has appropriated $28,000 to purchase equipment for the students in the high schools who engage in ath letic contests. Heretofore, the money to purchase the equip ment came from the admissions' charged at the games, but this has never been enough to buy all that was needed. The deficit has been made up by parent-teacher associations and in many cases by the athletes themselves. Motorcycle Contract Let The Police Department has given a contract to the Reiber Indian Sales Co., 412 H street N. E., to supply 10 Indian motor cycles with side cars and spe cial equipment for $964.20 each, it was announced today. 1 Goren on Bridge Neither vulnerable. South deals. NORTH. * A74 S’ 10 6 4 0 K J 10 9 5 + 94 WEST. EAST. + Q 10 983 + K 6 <?K8 9 7 5 3 2 0742 0 A 8 3 + 863 + 10 72 SOUTH. A J 5 2 V AQ J O Q6 + AKQJ5 The bidding: South. West. North. East. 1 club Pass 1 diamond Pass 2N-T Pass 3N-T Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Ten of spades. When to take an ace 4; a problem that frequently causes deep concern to experienced players as well as those that may be classified as tyros. While it is true that the place for the ace is normally on the king, nevertheless, there are times when it is Improper to take your ace too soon. This is especially apt to be true at no-trump where the dummy holds a long suit with no side en tries and an effort is being made by the declarer to shut out the run of that suit. It is instinctive with most players to wait until the third round. This is a hit-or-miss method and some more specific guide should be employed. The idea is to wait until the declarer has no more of the suit, whether it be the first, second or third round. Failure by East to take his ace at exactly the right time enabled the opposition to run off with an unmakable game contract at no trump. South opened with one club and when partner responded with one diamond, he was hard put for a satisfactory rebid. While it is unorthodox to jump to two no trump with an unguarded suit, I do not think his bid can be severely criticized in view of the compensat ing features of the partial diamond fit and the solidity of the club suit. After all South has 20 points in high cards, one more than the min imum required for a jump rebid to two no-trump, and he has a partial •topper in spades. west Jed tne ten ot spades, which East won with the king and re turned the suit. Declarer held up until the third round and played the five of diamonds, the queen winning. West followed with the deuce. The six of diamonds was then led and West followed with the four. Dummy played the nine and East ducked again. That was enough for the declarer, who promptly rattled off nine tricks. Had East taken the second diamond, South would have been held to a total of only eight tricks. “I was afraid that South might have three diamonds,” was East’s contention. If we assume that West was play ing according to modern conven tions, East should have known to a certainty that declarer held only two diamonds. When dummy holds a long suit which the defense is try ing to shut out, the partner of the one who holds the stopper must indicate by his discards the number he has. If he plays up (first the two and then the four), as West did, it indicates that he has three cards of the suit. If he holds two or four cards, he should discard in the reverse. That is, first a high and then a low. (Copyright, 1950, by Charles H. Goren.) “It all started when he tried to teach her canasta—and he remarked '/ wish I held YOUR hand V " EDUCATIONAL PERLVTZ man or any other lanruage made easy by the Berllts Method—available only at the BERLITZ SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES R9B 17th St. (at Eyel. STerlinr 0010 THERE IS A BERLITZ SCHOOL IN EVERY ^LEADjNG^rnTo^^Hl^VORl^^ mwwjrwMwwA 5 •SELF• i 5 CONFIDENCE f W You are invited to be one of a A WA group of 40 men m and women who y will meet regu- A wA larly for training m j^P in the Dale Car- y negie Course in A Effective Speak- ■ M ing. Leadership, y y* TrainingandHu- A man Relations. I A Veterans Accepted 4 V Dale Carnegie Courses * A 205 Carnegie Bldg. A ^ 14th & Pcnna. Ave. N.W. W PL-iJ _ r A Please send free literature. ■ ^ 4ddre. » Four-to-12-Year Sentence Imposed for Two Thefts Thomas W. Toyer, 27, was sen tenced by District Judge F. Dick inson Letts yesterday to serve from four to 12 years for thefts from two residences. Toyer, colored, of the 1200 block of Seventh street N.W., was con victed of stealing a revolver find whisky from the home of David L. Blanken, 5810 Sixteenth street N.W., and whisky, jewelry and clothing from the home of Ray mond B. Fowler, 6220 Piney Branch road N.W. In another case. Judge Letts sentenced Wesley R. Wright, jr„ 24, colored, of the 600 block of Columbia road N.W., to two years and eight months to eight years for removing a check from a resi dential mailbox and forging an indorsement. Two men were given from 16 months to four years each by Judge Letts on narcotics charges. They were John L. Riley, 30. of the 1200 block of Six and a Half street NW„ and Carroll A. Rus sell, 39, of the 2000 block of Eighth street N.W. Both are colored. In another District Court case, Judge Matthew F. McGuire gave James Dessaure, 32, colored, of the 600 block of M street N.W., from three to nine years for rob jbing a Quantico Marine of $17. _* Service Station Restrooms Called Unfit in AAA Report By th« Associated Press The American Automobile Asso ciation said yesterday a majority of restrooms in service stations along the nation’s highways are unfit for public use. This “alarming condition,” the AAA said in a report, is “a near menace to the health of motorists and their families.” The report added that major oil companies were stressing sanita ton in restrooms by making peri odic inspections and threatening to disfranchise dealers who let their restrooms get filthy. Hospital beds now cost $72 a week in Britain. Nature's Children By Lillian Cox Athey Fairy Terns. Fairy Terns, also known as the love tern is essentially a bird of the tropical oceans. It hSa a habit of flying out from its chosen haunts, as one approaches, to hover within a few feet of one's head in an in quisitive, though very friendly ges ture. It has endeared itself to the residents on many lonely islands. Native laborers, are very respectful of these birds and never dream of harming them. The little oceanic bird is about the size of a dove. It has the appear ance of being extremely delicate. Its slender, pointed wings and forked tail resemble those of other terns or sea swallows. With the exception of a black ring around the eye and the brownish shafts of the primaries, the plumage is wholly white; the bill is black for three-quarters of its length with the basal part blue. This tern extends its range through tropical areas of both hemispheres and breeds on small and remote islands including Ascension, Fer nando, Caroline, Marianas, South Trinidad and many islands in the South Pacific. It has countless friends over the world. The fairy tern, in common with other tropical terns, restricts herself to only one egg. This solitary treasure is lodged in a fork of one of the thinner branches of a bush or tree. It may be clearly seen from beneath. Where there are cocoanut trees it is said the egg is sometimes placed on the midrib of a palm leaf perfectly balanced. Since there are rough winds during incubation days, it is likely many eggs are lost. The hatching chick must be sure footed when it enters this world on a tree limb. Such a precarious perch seems no place on which to bring up a baby bird. It is covered with buff-colored down with a black smudge above the eye. Its sharp little claws bite tenaciously into the bark and hold fast. Both parents feed their baby sil very fish not over one inch long. And sometimes they arrive with their bill loaded from base to tip with a dozen or more of these tiny fish held crosswise. How did they pack the fish in and why so many at one time? But accurate pictures show the parent has saved itself several trips. The baby is permitted to take the fish, one at a time, and the others remain in the same posi tion nearer the base of the bill. The feeding is unhurried. It is amazing how many fish a two-weeks-old baby tern can hold. But other birds eat their weight in insects every 24 hours, the tern prefers fish. Plenty of them. The feet of the tern are less webbed than those of other terns and is not often seen to alight on the water. It is said the parents capture the tiny fish when they leap above the water, chased by other fish. It is marvelous timing. One marvels at the feat of speed and dexterity In placing the tiny fish in a row, much less holding them securely during the flight back. The fairy tern must be on guard against sudden winds that sweep it off a beaten path when its bill is loaded with fish. But the wee fish erman carries fresh fish home to the baby that are not out of the water more than a few seconds. In a short time the youngster is learn ing to fly and though out on a limb for its infant days, it fearlessly takes to the air. TOM AND JERRY —By Fred Quimby mTHOMAS CAT? THE STATE-WIDE INSURANCE CO."DO f you WOW THAT yOUR HOME L ACCIDENT POXV EXPIRED „ . N-- TESTEPDfflX? J I , I Qmty IcQPVR'CH f W. itf,_ CROSS-WORD PUZZLE HORIZONTAL 1 Total 4 The sweetsop 8 Hawaiian food 11 Collection of facts 12 To sing cheerfully 13 Wild buffalo of India ment 15 Trade agreement 17 Hawaiian hawk (pl.t 19 Sol-fa syllable 20 Metal 21 Alcoholic beverage 22 Swordsman’s dummy stake 23 Child’s play things 25 High in pitch <mus.) 26 Armed con flicts 27 To mistake 28 Slender finial 29 Mulberry 30 Cooled lava 31 Moves to action 33 Artificial language 35 Wooden pin 36 Before 37 East Indian herb 38 To tarry 40 One, no mat ter which 41 Thin, narrow board 142 Skill 43 Worthless j leaving i 44 Edible seed 45 Symbol for | nickel 46 A connective 47 Fabled monsters 50 Sea bird I 52 Spoken 1 54 To consume i 55 Occupied a I seat 56 Drive 57 To attempt VERTICAL 1 Pouch (Answer to Yesterday’s Puzzle.) I 2 Feminine name 3 One who gives his life to a cause 4 Danish measure 5 The sesame 6 North Syrian deity 7 Long-legged bird 8 Dance step j --- 9 Correlative of either 10 Deduce 14 Is ill 16 It is (contr.) 18 Faroe Islands’ windstorm 21 Nourishment 22 Chum 23 Beverage 24 Anglo-Saxon coin 25 Volcano in Philippines 26 Form of "to be” 28 Unit of energy 29 Goddess of infatuation 31 To fondle 32 To lever 33 Narrow inlet 34 Cereal grain 35 Excavation 37 Celestial body 38 To be in need 39 Sign of the Zodiac 40 Zeal 41 Body of water 43 Upon 44 Heap 46 Emmet 47 Roam about idly 48 Thick black substance 49 Pigpen 51 Sun god 53 Japanese ma rine measure BESIDES, you SHOULD SEE NOT 60 0000—BALES OF HAY, ^ WHAT A ELEPHANT'S MOTHER J \ BUCKETS OF WATER, MICE ANP / LOOKS LIKE — UMPH/ >1 PEANUTS— I NEVER WOULD / AN’ THE POOP OF HELD UP—IT’S BETTER I \ pipp ro pappyyy-cootpiHy^^ B U z $ A W Y E R oiSMAv- I no! DON'T STOP.' 1 -1 W&J - LEWIS AND CLARK ^ &ACAUAWEA, OVERHEARING LAROCQOE'S PL AM TO HAVE LEWIS ANP CLARK KILLEP BY IMPIANS, RUNS TO TELL a ARK. ^LAROCQUE PLANNING TO MURTER.^ 06? I PON'T BELIEVE IT. WE'RE ABOUT TO MOVE UP WE RIVER ANY- I WAY. BUT I'LL TALK WITH JANEY I YQUfe DAILY QUIZ: PIP LEW 15 *NP CLAR.< EXPEPITIOH :ost M.^toCpOC — *2,500„0K *20,000? YESTER DAY’S ANSWER: 6IOUX MEA.N5 LITTLE 6NAKE5. ■t si H H M o 0 N M U L L 1 N S _ /6EE! ONE OFTH*l y FEW DAMES I EVER ] l EVEN THOUGHT } > ABOUT MARRVIN* ) l AND SHE ACKS LIKE J \ I WAS A UTTLE ) NUTT^ ' $ Take My Word for It By Frank Colby Headers corner. San Diego: Here is a clipping of a famous cartoon feature of odd and unbelievable facts. It mentions that three cougars were killed in the city of Idanha, Oreg., in one month. There is a picture of two cougars, and one is saying, “I hear this cli mate is mighty unhealthy for we cougars.” English as she is wrote? —C. M. D. A. Yep. Them there cougars must not of went to grammar school like you and me did, C. M. D. Hoboken: I notice that pontificate is being used as a verb by reporters. Webster doesn’t show pontificate as a verb. Will you please discuss this? —Reader. A. To pontificate is, ‘‘to speak in a pompous manner.” North Hollywood: Will you please ‘‘deconfuse” me on the verb ‘‘wake”? —Mrs. M. A. Any of these forms is good usage: wake, waked, wakened, woke, woken (chiefly British), wake up, WaKea up, WOKe up, awane, awaneu, awaken, awakened, awoke. Pittsburgh: How do you like this for clarity of expression from a local newspaper: "She confessed that she had beaten to death her son by a former marriage with a shoe.”—G. B. A. Pitch the cow over the fence some hay? Omaha: My English class would like to have you tell us when to cap italize Communist and its deriva tives.—Mrs. S. A. I recommend the style of the United States Government Printing Office Style Manual: Communist, Communist Interna tional, Comintern, and Cominform are capitalized: communism and communistic are lower-cased except when beginning a sentence. The same rule applies to Socialist, social ism, socialistic. Pocahontas, W. Va.: What do you make out of this sentence from a local newspaper: "It w'as an emer gency case for a veterinary surgeon Word Game Find 60 or more words in TRANSGRESS, meaning, “to break, as law.” Av erage is 56; 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 is used. Proper names are not used. A list will be published Monday. Answer to DURATION, daunt radio rotund tour dart ration ruin triad dam ratio runt train dint rant adit trio dirt riant adorn trod dour riot adroit turn drain rind around tuna drat rotunda aunt Inroad unit round auditor into unto road tarn iota undo roan taro iron raid rota toad ordain rain rout torn nard Hoarding is foolish. Despite the fighting in Korea there is no immediate prospect of food ration ing or shortages. Don’t hoard. with his head swelled to more than double its natural size”?—W. T. A. He liked himself. Points for Parents —By Edyth Thomas Wallace It is not unusual for a small child to value the attention ha gets by not eating more highly than he does the food he it begged to eat. This 1950 The Reg.st* end Tribune ayndieete'V, Mother—We make it a rule to give Jack the attention he craves at other times and pay very little attention to him at the table. Not This Dad—Eat your carrots. Mother—Show grandma how you can drink all your milk. Son—Don’t want carrots. Don’t want milk.