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THE EVENING STAR Washington, D. C. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 21, 19BS Contract Bridge By Easley Blackwood It is hard to find any fault with the holding of a hand like Mr. Abel’s. However, when practically all of a partnership’s strength is concentrated in one hand, a serious entry problem Is often present. North dealer, neither side vul nerable. NORTH. (Mr. Champion) + 72 10985 0 Q J 10-8 3 + 72 WEST EAST (Mrs. Keen) (Mr. Meek) + 1096 + KJB4 S>J 7 6 2 VA 0542 0976 + QlO 5 +J9863 SOUTH. • Mr. Abel) + AQ53* VKQ43 OAK +A K 4 The bidding: North. East. South. West. Pass Pass 3NT All pass When this is the case, declarer must be alert to the necessity of making out of the ordinary plays which will enable him to reach the weak hand. In today’s deal Mrs. Keen opened the deuce of hearts against the three no-trump con tract. Mr. Meek won with the ace and Mr. Abel dropped the trey. The six of clubs was re turned and Mr. Abel decided to duck. Mrs. Keen won with the ten and returned the queen. The king w'on and Mr. Abel cashed the ace and king of dia monds. He next cashed the king of hearts and looked vainly for the jack to drop. When Mr. Meek showed out on the second heart lead, discarding the nine of diamonds, it was clear that the ten of hearts would never be an entry to the board. Mr. Abel now laid down the ace of clubs, stripping Mrs. Keen of that suit, and followed with the queen and another heart. Mrs. Keen was in on the last heart lead and her return was the ten of spades. Although this gave Mr. Abel two spade tricks, he still had only eight tricks in all. ‘ Beautiful end-play for down one.” said Mr. Champion sar castically. ‘‘Anybody could enter my hand if I had an ace. I had an entry just as good as an ace. but it took a little thinking to see it. ‘‘All you had to do was drop j your queen of hearts under the j ace at the first trick. That j would leave you with two hearts ; smaller than my ten spot and nothing could have prevented you from reaching the board to cash all of the diamonds.” This analysis was correct. But it isn’t the "normal” play to j drop a queen under an adverse ace when you can play the lowly j trey. (Copyright, 1953. General Features Carp.) < Word Game Find 43 or more words in ALTERED, meaning, "changed, modified.” Average is 39; time limit, 30 minutes. Rules of the game—l. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words which acquire four letters by the addition of *‘s. such as “bats,” “cats,” are not used. 3. Only one form of a word Is used. 4. Proper names are not used. Answer ot OBERVERS. obese, observe, obverse, over, beer, bores, boss, seer. sere, severs, serves, sober, sore, ever, erose. robes, roses, roves, verse, veer, verbose, verbs. Famous Fables By E. E. Edgar NAME:—Some years ago, novelist Louis Bromfield went to Hollywood to work for producer Samuel Gold wyn. 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Bryan was a native of Tennessee, and had spent a good deal of his time wandering from place to place. When Bryan built a cabin on the bank of the Trinity River, he was 30 years old. He be lieved that he had found a good spot for a settlement, and coaxed some of his friends to join him. Among the settlers were mem bers of the Beeman family. Margaret Beeman, one of the 10 children in her household, was married to Bryan after her 18th »* - i. The Texas state flag, shown here with its single star, carries memories of the Lone Star Re public. birthday. In later years, she WTote: “We lived happidly in a lonely log hut, with buffalo, deer and turkey for meat and wild honey for sweets. We ground our meal on a steel mill and raised the corn on the ground where your fine courthouse stands. We had an Indian pony and a wood plow . . . and harness made from buffalo skins. We crossed the river in our little canoe dug out of a cottonwood tree.” Fourteen more settlers arrived within a few months after the marriage of Bryan. With them they brought 100 head of cattle, also a wagon loaded with corn. One of the new settlers made a survey of the site of the town, which then had an area of hardly half a square mile. The first name of the settle ment was Peters’ Colony, and was given in honor of W. S. Peters of Louisville. Ky. Peters was the head of a group of men who had been granted most of By Ramon Coffman the land in Dallas County. We know that the residents began to call their Tillage Dallas within two years after Bryan moved to the spot, but there is doubt as to which “man named Dallas” was honored. A case has been made in favor of Joseph Dallas, an Arkansas friend of Bryan who settled him, on land inside the present city of Dallas. The more com mon view is that the name was meant to honor a Philadelphia man, George M. Dallas, who ba« came the American vice presi dent under Polk. If you want a free copy of the illustrated leaflet. YOUR BODY AT WORK, send a self addressed, stamped envelope to Uncle Ray in care of The Star.