Newspaper Page Text
THE EVENING STAR Washington. D C. WTOCTSPAY, FEBRuAET IS, IRM Contract Bridge 3y Easley Blackwood Most bridge players realize It's a good idea to have a definite plan for the play of every hand. This is much better than just banging down your aces and kings in a haphazard fashion. South dealer. Both sides vulnerable. NORTH (Miss Brash) AQ 7 5?8 8 3 08 8 4 *A J 6 5 4 WEST EAST (Mr. Abel) (Mrs. Keen) *B3 * J 10 8 4 3 t? 10 7 2 None OKQ 10 76 OAJ 93 2 *K 9 2 *Q 10 8 SOUTH (Mr. Champion) *AK 6 5 OAKQJ9S4 0 None *7 3 The bidding: Bouth West North East 2 5? Pass 3* Pass 3 5? Pass 4 5? Pass 6 5? All pass But one of the marks of a master player is the ability to 1 change his plans during the course of a hand. This often becomes necessary by reason of running into unexpectedly bad distribution. Mr. Champion is a master at this sort of thing, while Mr. Muzzy (if he has any plan at all) bullheadedly barges through with it to the bitter end. In today’s deal Mr. Abel led the king of diamonds, which Mr. Champion ruffed. Now it looked like he could pull trumps in two leads, leaving a trump in dummy to take care of the fourth round of spades. The contract could then be made handily with the loss of just one club trick. The only thing that could possibly cause any trouble was a concentration of all three out standing trumps in one oppo nent’s hand. This happens only about 22 times in 100. So Mr Champion laid down the ace of hearts and Mrs. Keen showed out, discarding a dia mond. Now Mr. Champion had to start planning all over again. The heart distribution was no longer a theory. It was a hard and unpleasant fact. Well, he could still try to ruff his fourth spade in dummy. This would fail only if Mr. Abel had started with two or less spades. He would hold as few as two about 38 times in 100. But Mr. Champion saw away k) add, considerably to his fc.Dsacem. Suppose, the opposing! A’-'b* wore dividiu 3-3? The oeW were against this distribu ter!, but a club had to be lost anyway. The only danger in trying to aet the clubs was that Mr. Abel had one club or none. The odds ; against this were prohibitive, so ' a low club was led and ducked | In dummy. Mrs. Keen won and j returned a diamond. Mr. Champion ruffed again, led to the ace of clubs and ruffed a third club high. When the suit broke, it was all over. He now pulled the remaining trumps and had dummy’s queen es spades left for an entry to fee good clubs. On one of these fca discarded his losing spade. (Copyright, 1955, General Features Corp.) Famous Fables By E. E. Edgar REVIEW Conductor Fritz Reiner gave a series of concerts in Norway some years ago. The morning after the first concert, he and a friend were looking over the reviews. Reiner did not understand the language and asked the friend to read the notices. The friend picked up the city’s leading newspaper. “Ah, this is good,” he ex claimed, but his voice was far from cheerful. "This reviewer has the highest praise for you!” Detecting the false note, Reiner glanced at the re view. “Tell me.” he asked. “What does this word at the end of each paragraph mean?” “Oh, that,” said the other. “That means ’but.’ " SUBMERGED—Philippine statesman Carlos P. Romulo was with Gen. MacArthur during the invasion of Leyte in World War H. Once he was asked if it were true that Gen. MacArthur had waded ashore in water up to his knees. Romulo, small in stature, pooh-poohed the idea. “I think that is an exag geration,” he said. "I was at the General’s side during i the landing. If he had been in water up to his knees, I would have been walking under water!” Our Presidents By Honore M. Cotudoi T .' V*... ■' « 1— Which future President | was married in New York City | 169 years ago today? 2 Today is the anniversary i of an important military vie tory by a great general who later became President. What victory? 3 Which President remark ed that the presidency was not a matter “of wholly unmixed blessings”? (Answers on next page.) 1 CROSS-WORD PUZZLE ACROSS (Answer to Yesterday's Paste.) 23 Sea bird 1 Stinging 25 Part «f a insect WCmUIPpMMAO E ! Li I WIE] Bronte title 5 Stuff IPjMA|N|EjTj»WEj| IrIeIMAInI 27 Pish 9 Girl’s B A Ril» I TMWKtoNiAirf * tories name [tj’iiTi'B|Atl.lA ■A m iRb f pi 28 At what 14 Friend of int lOlBBlClf llli I Mon 111 ill time Ivan |O*C O TEaU N TH 4 29 °° by 15 At this ISY'O'tOR sMPAiTi airship point tagtß-utr EHGt'T sHIH 30 Transports 16 Fictional ■M|AIL<01 aWsIPIO^RiT I;N 6 31 System o£ city in Ma L i rfanaiT r gRn Alter a signals Italy Bff.J. ■ mmm ■ T i 32 Bauxite, 17 Ship sunk kl. [? nßSfllnH pyrites, etc. in 1915 IyTt iff 1 aLLim rMwe ale 35 Operatic 19 Phrase of IgraS r iSi 1 n heroine denial I" A|P I A T EMGtRiE E[N IIE 37 Rubber 20 Serra iaiLlalalT[^|r—H l||f |ll|li| hoop onv U? C ° U 38 A *P^* h ony in in snldcer Africa 48 Lyricist 72 Repast at « sro5 ro 21 Consumed Gershwin sea 45 Black . 23 Large cask 49 Girl’s name 73 sound of . board 24 Able- 51 A cam bodied 53 Put in place 47 jwSi seamen again DOWN 47 26 55 52J115, \ Ro ‘ er ‘ SSSLS til® moon San Fran* 2 Chill masall* 28 Fluid cisco Bay 3 Tolerably 50 sault 31 Mack, 56 Suffix of 4 of Z. of baseball some ordl- Wales, lost „ . .. 33 The "H” in nal numbers in 1941 83 A " I ? oye<1, “H. M. S. 57 A bout with 5 Chinese tea .. S™ 7 ’ , Pinafore” flsticutfs 6 Invigorate 53 40 34 Protection 60 Takes heed 7 Pons .. 36 Oldtime 64 Captain specialty 84 . bll s deeds or Queeg's 8 Flesh Storehouse exploits ship 9 Commodore 35 Planetary 39 Winged 66 Ship which of the satellites -god took Peary United 88 Street car 41 Sea duck to the States 39 Sound 43 Flag North Pole, 10 Stir *1 Game fish 44 Who wants 1908-09 11 Missouri or 82 Lawless or to see 68 deck New Jersey ganization Davy Jones’ 69 Domini 12 Come after 63 Sterling: locker? 70 Pertaining 13 Great Abbr. (two words) to a historic northern 65 Fish trap 46 Scenery in period divers 67 Emergency Southwest 71 Siestas 18 flrma message *4— —ah Ms 1 j 17 n §1 55 —r —BP wmamn —B-|4? —P m h 53“ “ » P “ Jse PP 35 WjmßW 33 SfIMKT" M--~-3F~ w LZ~ 55 v PP~L|s5---PPP 53 P P 58 I*3 - 'WL 71 --ftr -ftj *rM RUHR i vovj KIDS KERP J W/l an dyrout IjL fVCUR DOR p* ABOUT RO- SSsjH PO* BO—I’VR Mbl FOR SENDING 1 I j ZIZmA GOT TO WATCH Y%m (YOU p allows V VAV/nr 6 THR road-- 1 IT I^lh W 5756 OCOftGIA AVI. N.W. Complete Kozfter Market 11 MARTEL BRAND IMPORTED PORTUGUESE Api li skint... cßßntnrc |nPu,a 3* «. 75c g£ Boneless anlUllXlua Olive Oil tin ' Rw || WttSH ROASTID INDIAN NUTS 14oi. bogT£ ll Open Tuesday, Fabruary 22, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 1 ■S Cheek Our Window, (or WASHINGTON BIRTHDAY SPECIALS | H MUSSiLMAN'S TOMATO JUICE 46 or. tin 21c M MAmSCHEM2T^ATZOMIAL^^^^^^2b2es3Se I SLICED OR PIKE Ik. !| || 80L06NA Ik, 79c H SPICED BEEP (All-toon Shoulder) 1/4 lb. 49c E New K»slff PLUM' PICKUP TOMATOES 71. _ _ . eo**2c h re E ady Y to- K eat SMOKED KIPPERED SALMON * 79c I|( 11 FRESHLY CUT, VERY LIGHTLY SALTED LOX _ _ U NOVA SCOTIA SALMON 55« B TANGY SCALLION CHEESE V: lb. 38c K§ PallmEß CHEESE Reg. 28c eo.. Extra Special- —...eo. 19c E NEW YORK SMOKED I WHITE MEAT SABLEFISH » 79c li STIICnr 153 *SJ KOSNCR GRADED "CHOICE” BEEF SALE 1 RIB STEAK OR ROASTS *. 59 c I p RIBEYE FILLETS—Ik. $1,49 E BREASTS (Double Cut) li DECKLES—TOP RIB Ib. RQc ll ROLLED ROAST VO p chuck roastT.””'- 1 ". 1 , b 43c B 3HOULPER STEAKS OR ROASTS . . lb'~T7^-- || PRYERS I Pan Reody) j b , 59c MIMB W» ttw RigM t» limit QtwntlHn*. N» SnWt f Dtnlw. —jpp ExpFrißiced AdverUsert <Pnitr lit Star Ifimb/wJ* 1 im* ltoe./ZZ’ 1 7 i!^vPsm T Ji/y^'n l«S cowiNijtcojwiH'A wrio/fcm:. I*/memo )*Z\«c'£ wss\™ut I TeuefisoF l \W " r "1 1 11 MISS AT THIS WANGB' j A MAT HAPPENED §BL I’AC.K ■' j-/* THE VJIGHTS /sjjljl shots | \mr* - cRACKi^m I / ini __ ■-AAV.,* ■ iy| BEETLE BAILEY ' / rm gROKiH /vour check *\ % ["35 L^s m \ c==> GEE, THIS STEAiTn/ 1 THOUGHT WHEN * GENTLEMEN. WHOM j | Ci-—SEE- i——- _< Names in the News 11 (And hew to praaounce them.) I By Constantine Ciekrezi Moscow (MOSS-koh) an nounced unexpectedly the dra matic self - condemnation and resignation of Premier Georgi Malenkov (Ghe - OR - ghee Ma h- LYEN - koff) and his re placement by Marshal Nik olai Bulganin (Nick - OH - lye Bccl- GAH-nin). The ground seemed to have been: prepared in; the last few Premier BuKanln. months for the advent to power of Nikita Khrushchev (Nick-EE-tah Hroos- CHAWF), the Communist Party’s general secretary. It was even hinted that the, “voluntary” resignation of Anastas Miko yan (Ah-NASS-tass Mik-OH yann), the Armenian-born Min ister of Trade, was the “go ahead” sign for Khrushchev. Khrushchev himself had ridi culed Western reports about a split between him and Malen kov. As a sidelight to Communist ways of thinking, Otto Kusinen (OTT-oh KOO-si-nen), a high ranking Communist, who at one time was being groomed in Mos cow to take over Finland, has! stated that the Soviet Union 4oes not expect the United States to go to war with Soviet Russia, not just yet. B. Vronsky (VRAWN-skee) writing in the Army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda (Krass-NAH- j yah ZVEH-zdah) states that Ei senhower's messages to Congress may be characterized “as a pro gram for increasing the arms race.” (All right! reserved.) Word Game Find 27 or more words In PRIEST, meaning, “one authorized to perform sacerdotal functions.” Average is 25; time limit, 20 min utes. Rule* of the ume— l. Words must be ol four or more letters. 1. Words which acquire four letters By the addition of *•'*?<* *» hots, “csts." ore not used. ,i. Only one form of 0 word Is used. 4. Proper names are not used. Answer to LINIMENT. tent. line. lien, limit, limn. ltnt. lin net, linen, inlet, item. mine. melt. mite. tSli*. tune*' mlnt ’ mUt ' mlen - “»lt. tine, , -Th,Or,t,nmr*JA FLA~] f\ HERSON 7Z Ni. k Some Day Service—Opts Sot. New Mufflers INSTALLED FREE! j ! Chevrolet PRICES ond Ford . I REDUCED ON, I O Starter* i Plymouth Ok BA * Clutch** I riymevtn Q,§g . Carbur.tor. ] o«d Chryder 9 e Generator* i . Other Makes Caasllr Leo Priced ( h—AD. 2-7l«uZyi , - —— —— -———- CISCO KID 7 EWAii/t w—' L-- [ RECKON THAT WON’T 47* THISMOtKNZ HOMCTKIO6S UP. J _ a SCofjMN NT UNCLE PAN, I ROPE BACK TO TgLLvBSI J LIKELY TO BE ANY- VOU Ttl ' ,T wACK *S STILL TRAILING /KJWB , / 7 ONE OP THEM 1 Uncle Ray's Corner - ly Ramon Coffman v Scientists say that coal de veloped on the earth because plants died in wet places and slowly changed Into coal. The first stage appears to have been peat. To this day we have peat in many countries. Over in Ireland I saw piles of peat on various farms. The owners had dug up the material, and had laid it in the sunshine to dry. Later, when they needed it for fire, they would burn the peat. Until the~ present century, there was strong doubt about the history of coal. Petrified trunks ana branches of trees had been Peat farming en The Somerset Moors, England. fodpd in coal beds, but there wafc a question as to whether the coal Itself had been made of plant material. Thanks to close study with microscopes, we know that coal contains material which came from the bark, leaves, roots, i wood and seed of trees. Moss,; ferns and water plants also went into the origin of coal. Little use for peat has been made in North America because other fuels are cheap enough. Much peat does exist on the continent, however, wi*h big amounts of it in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia and Minne sota. A Lignite, a brown coal, repre-. i sents the next main stage in the development of coal. Canada is richly supplied with lignite, and in South Dakota there are thou sands of square miles covered by this material. The South Da kota lignite beds vary in thick ness from five feet to 35 feet. The next stage of coal giveo j up the kind called "soft*’ or -bi tuminous.” The United States contains more soft coal thaw Eu rope and Asia together. The hardest coal is -anthra cite,” also known as "hard coal ” Pennsylvania is most famed fee* this type of coal.