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By Culbertson (Copyright, 1951, by Ely Culbertson.) It is a remarkable fact that some bids, based on sheer audacity rather than honest values, have a better chance to succeed against experts than against average players! Take the following case for example. South dealer. North-South vul nerable. NORTH. A 42 S? 10 7 5 0 63 A AKJ983 WEST. EAST. AAQJ965 A K 10 8 6 3 S?94 0 7 5 0 10 9 8 4 A 10 65 A Q 742 SOUTH. A 73 V AKQJ82 0 A K Q J 2 A — This way the (very remarkable)! bidding: South. West. North. East. 2 hearts 2 spades 3 clubs 3 spades 7 hearts (!) 7 spades Pass Pass Double Pass Pass Pass Beyond doubt, most readers will conclude that South was "nuts” to bid seven hearts, holding not mere ly one but two losers in the ad versely-bid spade suit. This con clusion, however, would be un-1 realistic. South was entirely sane—, and a master strategist. South knew his opponents. He knew that a non-vulnerable pair cannot tamely submit to the mere possibility that vulnerable opponents are going to carry off a grand slam. Nine times in ten, if they have found a fitting, higher-ranking suit, they will “save” as a simple in surance policy. They cannot know whether the grand-slam bidder is “honest” or “dishonest,” and there after they usually choose that course which will be far less expensive if it goes wrong. In any case. South’s estimate of the situation was borne out: West did fear that South was void of spades, and so he sacrificed. North opened the king of clubs, and South played the deuce of hearts. North thought for a long time, obviously afraid to continue with clubs, because if South’s seven-bid had been honest, he could hardly have a spade in his hand After long consideration, however, North decided to lay down the club ace. When South played the dia • mond deuce on this trick, it became evident that he could not want a shift to either red suit, and North therefore led a third round of clubs. South ruffed and collected two dia monds an dtwo heart tricks. Thus, the seven-spade “sacrifice” went down seven tricks, 1.300 points. (Released by The Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1951.) Word Game Find 30 or more words in HEMISTITCH, meaning, “half a poetic verse or line.” Average is 28; limit, 20 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 tomorrow. Answer to PATRIOT. ?air. part, patio, port, aport, atop, tart, apir, tort, trot, trio. trip, trap, trait, ratio, rapt. riot. rota. iota. THE JACKSON TWINS —By Dick Brooks THE LAST CAY, KIDS, ' ' SO HOP UP THERE AND STRUT / TOUR STUFF t IF I CAN TAKE l N-f ///» VA /f <5 V ORDERS FOR FIVE HUNDRED ‘P"fl . VORE STARDUSTER& WE'U- HAVE ©ROKEN jHKapM all RECORDS Bslf/JTT ro^tCi lA-ES _ $0 a' ALBeer^ ysf? he is asksd 7 IS STIU. TAKIN' \ RX2METDU0AN ft THIS TOETey I HIM THE £0(?FV OF CONTEST P&er/l W eHYMlN'MASOV’ S^StiShIl _iH v 1 IS BSSNSO ) WORRY SO | * 'shame onthetad'—heI COULP OF COME PACK A UV PEAT UP OP WITH A PAP COLO JEE' TO MAKE IT WORTH yp'WHUE^ y&ss/es yew/s gotta be moke, COm-SlPEZATE: -r //£JUe? . ——S/— A One-Minute Test of Your News Knowledge News Quiz By Tom Henry 1. GUILTY—Who was the first person tried and found guilty as a result of the Sen ate’s crime investigation in New York? 2. TARIFF—What move has the United States made to expand world commerce? 3. Milestone—How old is President Truman, who had a birthday last week? 4. TOLL—Why have 23 United States colleges dropped intercollegiate football? 5. QUOTES—To what did Gen. MacArthur refer when he said: “As it flies out of my life I feel I am losing some thing of inestimable value, an old friend?” Answers. 1. James F. Moran, close associate of ex-Mayor O’Dwyer since 1938. 2. Granted tariff concessions to 17 Western na tions. 3. Sixty-seven years old., 4. The high cost of maintaining teams and the draft. 5. His plane, the Bataan, that he returned to the Defense Department. Tom Henry’s “Quiz ’Em” appears every Sunday in This Week Magazine with The Star. CAMERAS and PHOTO SUPPLIES Pavelle Color Work CniflllCD’C CAMERA oummcn o exchange 714 14th St. N.W. ME. 0992 1 53 Tour blinds thoroughly m cleaned, sanded if necessary, m and given 2 coats of quality . / paint; plus new tapes, new 1/ cords and new tassels. LA. 6-5766 ~ Free Estimates—Easy Terms 6214 Rhode Island Avc. Riverdale, Md. \ C'MON' LET'S pack* •EM IN AND BEALLV SHOW THE OLD GOAT HOW TO SELL THESE GADGETS/ CROSS-WORD PUZZLE HORIZONTAL. 1 Head covering 4 Become blurred 9 Juice of plant 12 The kava 13 Boredom 14 Guido’s high note 15 Deserve 17 Makes endur ing 19 Talk idly 20 Pertaining to punishment 21 Equip with weapons 23 A weight of India 24 Pronoun 26 Cloth measure 29 Pouch 31 To hinder 33 Beverage 35 Canine 37 To mend 38 Succinct 40 School of whales Answer to Yesterday’s Puzzle. 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Next, by ex tension, board came to mean a thin, square sheet of wood used in playing games, as a checker board; hence, anything of a similar nature, as a blackboard or a small table for food; hence, the food served upon such a table; hence, meals collec tively, as in “bed and board”; hence, to take one’s meals at a boarding house. t Also, the idea of a board used as ' a table suggested the persons who sit around a table for discussion. j / GET -YOUR GUN AND BADGE! \ [ HURRY! JUST GOT A TIP SOME ) V POACHERS ARE GONNA RAID TH' J V^riSH hatchery; WELL, I CAUGHT^^HUT UR FLAIR YOUR ACT, CAP! \ UNLOAP THE CAGES,* YOU SURE LAIP AN ) BERT- AT THE , JKL EGG-A POUBLE-^^^ REAR.' t—f IB'fii f VOLKER/ Taq^O |^p=> IF 'YOU THINK 7 SENIOR, I DO NOT SUSPECT ^ ITS PIZEN, / POSON. A THOUSAND PARDONS CISCO, I’LL ) IF X SEEM TO INSULT YOUR r XDRINK HOSPITALITY. — J rJEPF, HOWCOtAE you )/cH - I \ DIDN'T 60 TO -/ ' QN \ THE MEETING, ,\ LAST NIGHTp) ( TELEVISION j i last / NIGHT f \MUTT/y Take My Word for It By Frank Colby Hence, a board of directors, a board of education, a board of health. Now, the original Anglo-Saxon bord also meant “the side of a ship,” since a ship’s sides were made of boards. Hence, the expressions to go on board, to go overboard, to board a ship; hence, the edge or side of anything, as a seaboard, the border of a country, or of a piece of cloth (are you still with me?) English is like that. Q. Is there any connection be tween the Kentucky Derby and the derby hat?—W. A. A. Oddly enough, there is. The English derby (pronounced: DAHR bee), an annual race for 3-year-olds, was first sponsored in 1780 by the then Earl of Derby. Later, when the Kentucky race was instituted (1875), the term Derby was used for the anual race. But the pronuncia tion was changed to DER-bee. The f ASA TELLS ME VOU COMPLAINED ABOUT HAVING US FOR DEPENDENTS fgi THIS AFTERNOON; MR. WORMWOOD- c|e —I AM WELL EQUIPPED TO SUPPORT ASA AND MNSELF s|I AND THIS IS PROBABLV AS <3000 A TIME AS ANN TO LEAVE VOU . 42/ Omt <3000! THAT MUST BE THE UNITS FRO/VT I ALBANY WE'VE BEEN , IT IS MERELY TO THAT I WANT TO ^ KEEP MY MIND CLEAR FOR A 6REAT PROBLEM derby hat was also named for the earl; but in England the hat is now called a bowler (round, like a bowl). Q. What is the origin of the word “truck” in such expressions as, “I’ll have no truck with him”?— H. M. A. This particular truck has no connection with garden truck or vehicles. It is probably a corrup tion of the French troque, pro nounced trawk, meaning, “barter, exchange, swapping.” Hence, by extension, “dealing with a person." Since “to have no truck with” is a southernism, it appears to have originated among the Louisiana French, and may have been brought to America by the Acadians. Intelligence tests to determine their qualifications for grammar school recently were required of 11,000 children in Northern Ire land. | t P’VI 1^ COW.. 1961. Port-HaU Syndicate. U»c. fpj}f 9 I*"4 VOUR ‘SOU, ASA, IS NWl ONLN HEIR— DONOU 4 DARE TO BELIEVE J THAT I WOULD LET NOU TARE HIM AWAV | FROM ME VFH, I HAVE A ^ LOT OF COMPANY TT| AND I DON'T M HAVE EN0U6H CHAIRS/ / Mother: I’m watching the chil dren play to see if I can discover whether Jean just imagines they don’t like her or whether there’s some reason they don’t accept her.! ' .JA ON, LET'S GET* STARTED. THEN HOW ABOUT ME TELLING YOU WHAT TO DO, FOR A CHANGE ? T-SONAE dan | SMALL LOCATE -THE HOLLOW CANE CONTAIN1U6 THE WILL ID THE REST OF MM FORTUNE ANDNOURSON WILL HAVE ^^^ILUONSI I SUSPECT WHITE MEN 7 NO.',.. 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