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THE EVENING STAR Washington, D. C. FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1953 Contract Bridge By Easley Blackwood Usually when Mr. Masters plays, Mr. New, the avid kibit zer pulls up a chair to watch his hero perform. He saw a vefy fine play in today’s deal which enabled Mr. Masters to rack up bine tricks at no-trump. South dealer Both sides vulnerable NORTH (Mr. Dale) ♦ A 6 5 V KJ42 0 A 8 7 ♦J 4 3 WEST • EAST (Mrs. Keen) (Mr. Champion) AQIO * J 9743 10987 Q 3 0 QJ 0 109632 * Q 9 8 7 2 * K SOUTH ' (Mr. Masters) * K 8 2 A 6 5 0 K 5 4 * A 10 6 5 The bidding: South West North East 1 club Pass 1 heart pass INT Pass 3NT All pass Mrs. Keen opened the seven of clubs and the king from Mr. Champion’s hand fell to the ace. Counting his winners, Mr. Mas ters saw that he had two spades, two diamonds, two clubs and two hearts—one short of his bid. Unless the opponents erred in some way, the only place to get the ninth trick was from the heart suit. Undoubtedly Mr. Muzzy would have cashed the ace of hearts, then finessed the jack. He would have lost the hand. Mr. Masters distained the heart finesse. He led to the king of hearts and back to the ace. Mr. Champion’s queen fell with a dull thud. A small club was now led to ward the jack. Mrs. Keen ducked and the jack won for the ninth sure winner. If Mrs. Keen had gone up with her queen of clubs, Mr. Masters would have made four-odd, taking tricks with both the jack and ten. “What a play in the heart suit,” breathed Mr. New in awe. “Routine,” growled Mr. Cham pion. “Routine to drop a doubleton queen with six cards out in the suit?” said Mr. New excitedly. In spite of Mr. New’s amaze ment, Mr. Master’s play was not sensationally good but merely a sound safety play. Figure it oi|t. He needed three tricks in hearts but he did not necessarily need to win the first three leads of the suit. If Mr. Champion held four or five hearts headed by the queen, no method of play would be suc cessful. If Mrs. Keen had four hearts to the queen or all five of the outstanding hearts, Mr. Master’s play would net him three heart tricks. In other words, after winning with the king and ace, he would lead to ward the jack. If hearts were divided 3-3, either the safety play or the finesse of the jack would bring In three tricks. But if Mr. Cham pion held specifically the queen doubleton, then the safety play was vital to the success of the contract. Mr. Masters simply gave himself that extra chance. (Copyright, 1961. General Features Corp.> 1 • • . Note is the time to redecorate for Spring! • Slip Covers • Draperies • Upholstering all at special spring reductions Honeycutt 1954 Calvert St. N.W. X Block oft Conn. Ave. DE. 2-8371 Branch Office: 841 K 18th Street N.E. LA. 6-2600 Famous 0+ Ji f Make WATER HEATER SQQ9S Jor complete Installed^^gA • Fully guaranteed! 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A negative is any word, phrase, prefix, or suffix, which signifies “not; no.” For example, the word “nothing” is a nega tive, for it is composed of “no thing.” The word “don’t” is a negative, composed of “do not.” Now let us use the two nega tives in a frequently heard, but very erroneous expression: “Don’t do nothing about it.” The two negatives cancel each other, for obviously “do not do nothing” means “do something.” There fore, a double negative equals an affirmative. Not all double negatives are incorrect, however. Double neg atives are sometimes employed for emphasis, as in such con structions as: It is not impos SI FOR TAILORED' WORK AND TOPS IN QUALITY, VISIT BEST WEAR PENTAGON AUTO SEAT COVER CO. AUTO SEAT COVER CO. 1219 K Sf. N.E. 11. 4-0667 33 S. Gleb# Road, Arlington, Vo. Open 9-6; Friday, 9-9 JA. 8-6737 Free Parking All Lacatiant Open 9-6 Sate. 9-6 STEWARTS AUTO UPHOLSTERY CO. Pear Chastleton Hottl 1720 15th St. N.W. CO. 5-1617 Open 8-5 Sate. 8-2 I 1 , I ’ i sible. If It Is not “impossible,” ■ then It must be “possible”; the ! negatives “not” and “im-” can cel each other. Therefore: A , : double negative is correct when 1 used deliberately in an affirma , j tive meaning. Wrong: “Won’t nobody do 1 nothing about it (triple nega ; tive?” Right: Won’t some one do something about It? Wrong: “I don’t that he won’t , come.” Correct: I doubt that he , will come. Correct: Such things are not uncommon (deliberate double negative). Correct: Certainly i nothing is unnatural that Is not physically impossible (a deliber -1 ate double-negative meaning “everything is natural that is ' physically possible”). Philip Freneau. (Distributed b; McNaught Syndicate. Inc.) 'ZM, THINICIN'—-TUBVSAYYOU 16 )) PBriUMY6BUF^,THBGOOO J SIMPLE J. MALAffKET, AGOOp JW/. GOiN ON ‘BOUT BIBP )/ DBACON COULPNOT F/NP WILEy WING GHOT-*ANP A KPBN frnSffl KERRY DRAKE layoff the |Mbanwwile... \ / you LIED/ vo u it? the' h T 1 I RECKON YOU AIN'T CLEAN CLOTHES'* >1 TRIE O. COOKIE :\ - WALK! 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Words which acquire four letters by the addition of "s.” such as ‘'bats." “cats.” are not used. .1. Only one form of a word Is used. 4. Proper names are not used. Answer to KERYSTIC. kites, rest. risk, rites, rise. rick, rice, rlcky, rickets, sect, sick, site. sire. skit, skier, skirt, stir, sticky, strike, tickers, tier, tires, trice, tries, trek, tricks, trey, leer. city. cite. clat. crest, cries, cyst. Eye Troubles Increase PHILADELPHIA.—Four times as many pupils in the eighth grade have eyesight problems as In the first grade, according to vision competency tests. Uncle Ray's Corner Spain was the owner of Mexico when a grant of land was ob ’ talned for American settlers In ■ Texas. Soon afterward, Spanish power was broken in Mexico as r the result of a revolt. ! The revolt led Stephen Austin ; to make a trip to Mexico City to ask the new government to con firm the land grant. Returning to Texas, he watched over the ; granting of large tracts of land to new settlers. Thirty thou sand Americans moved in during i the space of nine years. Having known freedom in the United States, the settlers want ;ed to rule themselves. They ; asked the Mexican government ; to give Texas the rights of a i Mexican state. To promote this i Idea, (Austin made another trip, Jj | I , I Sam Houston. to the capital of Mexico. Fail- i j ing to win what he wanted, : ■ Austin wrote a letter suggesting i that the people set up their state j without waiting longer for the,; By Ramon Coffman Mexican government to act. That letter was seized and read by Mexican officials, and Austin was put in prison. After he was set free, he made his way back to Texas. Anger had grown among the Texans because of the imprison ment of their leader, and be cause of the failure of Mexico to grant Texas the rights of a Mexican state. A revolution was started, and the independence of Texas was declared. Among those who had settled in Texas was Sam Houston of Tennessee. He had been gover nor of his state, and had won a name as a champion of the right of Cherokee Indians. Houston had been in Texas than three years when the Child Labor Restricted BOSTON.—One of the first attempts in the United States to protect children at work was a Massachusetts law In 1842 which limited the working day to 10 hours for children under 12 years. revolt broke out. Soon he was placed in charge of the Texas troops, and proved to be a skill ful general. A widely known Mexican named Santa Anna was in com mand of the Mexican forces. He had become president of the country years before the out break of revolt. Marching into Texas, he won a few minor vic tories. but Houston and his men defeated and captured him In the Battle of San Jacinto. Hous ton became the first president A of the Republic of Texas.