The Times from Shreveport, Louisiana on January 2, 1957 · Page 15
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The Times from Shreveport, Louisiana · Page 15

Shreveport, Louisiana
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Wednesday, January 2, 1957
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GOREN ON BRIDGE RY CHARLES GOREN Neither vulnerable. South deals. NORTH AAKQ6 V Q J 3 A752 54 WEST A985 VAK875 10 SOUTH A J 10 4 3 2 V 92 K643 AQ The bidding: EAST V 10 6 4 Q J9 8 A98762 South West North East Pass IV D 2 2 Pass . ' 3 A Pass 4 A Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: King of hearts. It is a frequent occurrence at the bridge table for the declarer to take a premature discard before he can be certain which suit to sluff from. This procedure nas resulted in the loss of innumerable contracts. In today's hand, South placed himself in a position where he had to guess which discard to take. Unfortaunately, he guessed wrong. West opened with one heart, .North doubled, and East decided to offer a quick raise, tho his values w ere not very tangible. . South's mere free bid of two spades did not do justice to his holding. A jump bid in this case is clearly called for. West opened the king of hearts and, when East played his lowest, shifted to the 10 of diamonds. This was taken with the king. Trumps were drawn in three rounds and then the queen of hearts drove out West's ace. West continued with a heart. South impulsively discarded the queen of clubs, for surely West must have the king to justify an opening bid. When diamonds failed to break, declarer had to give up two tricks in that suit and submit to a one trick set. Despite the unfortunate break, declarer should attribute his misfortune to having gone into battle without the benefit of complete information as ,to the terrain. Before giving up the lead he should have determined, the distribution of the diamond suit by playing the ace. If both follow, a long diamond can be established, and declarer discardsthe queen of clubs on the jack of hearts, giving up in all two hearts and a diamond. However, when diamonds fail to break declarer knows he has two losers in that suit. Now when West returns a heart, a diamond is discarded on the jack. The other diamond loser may be disposed of in a neat manner West is known to have the king of clubs, so the ace of clubs is cashed and the queen presented to him. West must now lead a heart or a club. In either case, declarer ruffs in dummy as he sheds the remaining loser in diamonds from his own hand. 'MARY HAWORTH'S MAIL I Widow Concerned Because Man jWants to Postpone Wedding Date ; Dear Mary Haworth: I am a widow, 53, small and good looking. I have two lovely married daughters, a good job and my own apartment. ; My problem concerns a re-cent widower, a few years my 'junior (as he knows) who ; asked to marry me, soon after he lost his wife. . I had known him casually in ! business for about 12 years. Five ; months ago during a sales trans-' action, he mentioned that his wife 5ha just died after a lengthy 111-ness. I expressed sympathy. ; Shortly afterward he telephoned one evening (knowing I am a widow and asked to take me out. ;Eeing lonely. I consented, and have been enjoying his company since. He was in a sad state, as I could appreciate (having been through such sorrow myself ; and Rafter a few months he asked to ; marry me. Much as I wanted to, ;I asked him to wait sbt months fp!in2 that was the decent thing. ; WAITING STRAINS HER STABILITY Now he still wants to marry me, ;end I've met his family, and mine is happy for me; and I know his '.intentions are honorable. But he wants to wait until Spring, for financial reasons (due to expenses 'of his wife's last illness. I've told 'him I would be willing to continue jworking for a while after marri-iase, so that we may marry sooner. J He has a house, and a steady job and good income; and a nice ison, 17, with whom I get along ; quite well. With my help, we could ;be happy working things out together, I think. So, am I wrong ,in not wanting to wait any longer !than necessary, even though his wife died only recently? ' He insists on seeing me every .day, to which I am not averse 'but, as can be imagined, it plays , .havoc with my emotional stability, il know he has his masculine pride; but my happiness is involved too. Please advise. K.G. : DEAR K.G.: There is confusion ;here. For example, you say the 'man first mentioned his wife's death five months ago, and started ,'dating you soon after. A few .months later, he proposed marriage; and you responded by asking him to wait six months. ! Well, your letter was written in mid-November, which implies that he made his first bid for your interest in June; and the dating companionship .would have started 'around July. And "a few months" time-lapse, after July, would bring ;is to October, approximately. Thus, if he proposed marriage in October, and you suggested waiting six months, that would signify a Springtime wedding as your choice, wouldn't it? April is the sixth month after October. 'Hence I wonder why your anxiety about the. man's present positive preference to "wait until Spring?" ; WASN'T IN LOVE AT FIRST ' I suppose the problem in your mind is that you are suddenly afraid you can't hold his matri monial interest until spring. You Jare beginning to regret that you ever voted for delay and, to your dismay, you find yourself recently 'pressing for marriage "as early as possible," whereas the man now seems content with your dating companionship. J Midway in your letter, here condensed, you say (apropos your first delaying response to the man's marriage offer: "I wanted to make sure I wasn't just a ref-tige, and a ha'ven, when he needed someone to turn to." Then you add: "Thank God he turned to me, as he would have been easy prey for an unscrupulous woman." J The sequence of these comments suggests that you weren't in love when the man first proposed; thus you felt free to counsel delay in magnanimous language. But now your emotions are deeply invested, es the man knows, which tends to give him control of the situation and food for second thoughts. The crux of the tacit conflict is your senior age, I suspect. It isn't an asset now that the balance of power has passed to the man as both of you reocgnize, in the back of your minds. Likely it is consciousness of this factor that makes you urgent, and him cagey, at this point. My advice is: Settle cordially for marriage in the Spring; but in case of further postponements, have done with him. M.H. Mary Haworth counsels through her column, not my mail or personal interview. Write her in care of Shreveport Times. Trio Saved From Fire Bv Woman WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Jan. 1 f'fiS An heroic mother saved her husband and two small children today when flames engulfed a tavern below their apartment in Wilkes-Barre. . Mrs. William Brislin, aroused by shouts cf passersby, dropped her 10 - week - old daughter Kathleen from a second-floor window into the arms of a man on the ground. The man broke the child's fall, but she struck the frozen earth and was rushed to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital with a head injury. Finding her way to the bedroom cut off, the mother climbed to a porch roof and smashed a window. She brought out her second daughter, Eileen, and handed her out to firemen who had meantime raised a ladder. Finally, Mrs. Brislin awakened her husband, who was still asleep, and the couple made their way down to safety on the ladder. The family's pet dog was found dead later in the apartment. LaPlace Slaying Suspect Is Freed LaPLACE, Jan. 1 (Constance Gregoire, 43-year-old ex-convict, is free of any connection with a lovers lane slaying near here, but still faces vagrancy and concealed weapons charges in Baton Rouge. Sheriff Percy Hebert of St. John The Shreveport Times Wednesday, Jan. 2, 1957 3-B Parish cleared Gregoire yesterday in the November slaying of Algiers safety engineer Thomas Hotard Sr. and the disappearance" of Mrs. Audrey Moate, Hotard's companion. Hebert sai. Gregoire "was not even in the state" when the incident took place. Gregoire, of French Settlement, was arrested in Baton Rouge Friday during a routine checkup. Kurtz Rites Set Today In Gilmer GILMER, Tex., Jan. 1 (Special). Jacob Kurtz, credited with being the oldest merchant in Gilmer, prominent in civic, church and Masonic circles, died at a local hospital about 1 p.m. today following a long illness. He aws 83. Mr. uKrtz, a native of Austria, came to America at the age of 17 and worked as a salesman in a department store in St. Louis for a number of years. He moved to Gilmer in 1898 and established his store here. He had been in business here constantly until a few months when ill health forced his retirement. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Crowley Funeral Chapel here, with Rabbi Harvey Wessel and Rabbi Herman Fishman officiating. Burial will be in Ahavath Achim Cemetery at Tyler, Tex. He is survived by his' widow of Gilmer; six sons, Alexander Kurtz and Hamlet Kurtz, both of San Angelo, Tex.; Sylvester Kurtz and Justin Kurtz, both of Gilmer; Adolph Kurtz of Dallas and Sy-mard Kurtz of St. Louis; also five grandchildren. SHORT PUNT GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. API A punted football hit a power line and caused a short circuit that started a fire in the home of George A. Melville. STORE HOURS THIS WEEK: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ,1 ja nuary Selbeiv iflEi L .... JLfi-L-J 1 1 HlllJlt iHilUfc lit f:i. yTj t ; 1 I 'i V - 7 women's apparel u If CHANDELIER ROOM 1 1 ft DESIGNER DRESSES J I regularly 89.95 to 400.00 NOW 1 FASHION DRESSES H regularly 49.95 to 59.95 ; regularly "39.95 to 45.00 ...... THIRD FLOOR OF FASHION y3 OFF PENDALE SHOP $38 $28 FALL and WINTER DRESSES regularly 8.95 to 35.00 NOW 1 ' V2 ! OFF J I 5 ROTHMOOR COATS and SUITS regularly 89.95 $69 SMART WINTER COATS regularly 39.95 to 49.95 29.90 ROXFORD COATS regularly 49.95 to 65.00 regularly 69.95 to 89.95 $39 $58 A Selber Bros. Charge Account affords easy, convenient shopping! 30-Day Account (payable 30 days after billing) 4-Month Revolving Payment Account (pay Va Feb., March, April, May) women's fine shoes reduced! r X . '4 r 1 42. m& 6i4tfwM iiif--'i,-'Vr(fiwrrfrtrijlrj:fca'i'ii'-Ti The event you've waited for! All new, this-season shoes by the famous makers you know and love. Additional shoes have been added to make this a never-ending array of fabrics, millinery felts, velvets, velours, furs, satins 2 s3 5 colors, styles and silhouettes every occasion, every hour! SHOE SALON, THIRD FLOOR shoes for - street and dress shoes ' u ' ( HERBERT LEVINE reg. 27.95-32.95 ... . 19.90 ANDREW GELLER reg. 21.95-26.95 ... . 16.90 VI were 5.00 to 25.95 All the new-season shapes and colors from our regular stock of fine hats; including many one-of-a-kind. Wonderful collection for dress and casual wear. Shop early! All sales final! ! VALLEY, DE LUCA, HILL & DALE NATURALIZED ADORE', RISQUE' reg. 16.95-19.95 reg. 11.95-12.95 special group shoes 7 f casuals and flats MILLINERY SALON, THIRD FLOOR evening 12 MEL PRESTON AMALFI reg. 14.95-16.95 reg. 13.95-15.95 price ADORE', ARTHUR MURRAY AND OTHERS 12.90 8.90 u v 1 1 . 10.90 U n 8.90 I! reg. 8.95-9.95 6.9Q ENTIRE STOCK NOT INCLUDED! NO PARKING PROBLEMS AT SELBER'S. Direct elevator service from the Shreve-Park Gora.ges

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