Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 4, 1976 · Page 36
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 4, 1976
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4D -July 4, 1976* Sunday Gaxette-Mail Charleston, West Virginia Your Bridgework By Jackie Wilcox South dealer. North-south vulnerable. North 4 A Q 8 4 2 ¥ 7 6 5 3 * A J4 + 6 East West 46 · V Q J 8 2 4 8 5 2 +A K 10 1 3 ? K 10 9 4 · 10 7 4 Q J 9 8 2 South * K J 10 7 5 ¥ A · K Q 9 6 3 + 54 The bidding: South West 1 spade 2 clubs pass pass 5 hearts pass 6 spades pass North East 4 clubs 5 clubs 5 diamondspass ' 5 spades pass pass pass There are almost as many bridge conventions floating around as there are players. Although Standard Goren is still the choice of most, there are variations well worth learning. In today's deal North-South were using splinter bids; a convenient way of showing good trump support plus a distributional feature. This particular convent i o n allowed them to reach an unbeatable slam with a combination of only 24 high card points. South opened a standard one spade and West over-called two clubs. North jumped to four clubs, showing a single- Mrs. Wilcox ton or club void and spade support. East tried to make life difficult by raising to five clubs but, when this was passed around to North, he cue-bid the diamond ace. South now showed the ace of hearts and then confidently contracted for slam. The play was routine. West led the club king and continued with the ace. South ruffed, drew trumps and cashed the ace- jack of diamonds. He now returned to his hand and claimed the balance of the tricks. East-West had a good save in seven clubs, losing only four tricks. But who can blame West for his decision to defend? After all there was a possibility that the slam wouldn't make. Franklin Played, Wrote About Chess Edward M. Foy When the Second Continental Congress voted in favor of the Declaration of Independence. 200 years ago today, chess was already at least eight centuries old. So it is not surprising that at least three members of the five-man committee assigned to write the document (and who later signed it) were chess players: Thomas Jefferson. John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin. Dr. Franklin not only played chess but wrote about it. We quote from "Franklin's Morals of Chess": "Playing at chess is the most ancient and most universal game among men . . . It is so interesting in itself, as not to need the view of gain to induce engaging in i t . . . The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement.. . For life is a kind of chess . . . By playing at chess, then, we learn. "I. Foresight, which looks a little into futurity, and considers the consequences that attend an action.. . "II. Circumspection, which surveys the whole chess" board, or scene of action: the relation of the several pieces, and their situation:... "111. Caution . . . it would be the better way to observe . . . rules, as the game becomes thereby more the image of human life . .. you must abide all the consequences of your rashness. And lastly, we learn by chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs. . . * * + "IV. IF YOUR ADVERSARY is long in playing, you ought not to hurry him. or express any uneasiness at his delay: not even by looking at your watch, or taking up a book to read: You should not sing, nor whistle. . . "V. You ought not to endeavour to amuse and deceive your adversary, by pretending to have made a bad move: and saying you have now lost the game. . . "VI. You must not. when you have gained a victory, use any triumphing or insulting expressions... "VII. If you are a spectator . . . observe the most perfect silence . . . if you desire to exercise or show your judgment, do it in playing your own game . . . "'Lastly, if the game is not to be played rigorously.. . . then moderate your desire of victory over your adversary, and be pleased with one over yourself.. ." Fanny Seller (Continued from Page 2D) The lines were shorter this year during the last minute rush for acquiring motor vehicle license plates. Motor Vehicles Commissioner Ralph Steele kept his promise to do something about those long lines. Steele said his department finished mailing out one million plates last week, and he hoped everybody's plate was delivered in time for the Fourth . .. State Sen. Alan Susman. D-Raleigh. was quoted in Coal Outlook's July 1 edition as saying the Tennessee Valley Authority would save money if it "primed the pump" by financing Appalachian coal development rather than turning West for coal. . . Detroit Edison has christened a 700 foot vessel, St. Clair. which will ship western low sulfur coal from Superior. Wis., to St. Clair. Mich. Detroit Edison has depended heavily on Appalachian coal, but it entered into a contract for eight million tons annually from the West . . . After A. James Manchin was referred to in the National Geographic Magazine article on West Virginia, he's gotten inquiries from Montana, Virginia. Pennsylvania and other places around the country about how to set up a REAP program. July 4,1776 (Continued from 3D) But the fundamentals had been established, the direction set. And Jefferson felt it would continue as long as people cared to be free. The Declaration of Independence, he predicted, "will be, to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all, the signal of arousing men to burst the chains" of autocratic government. "That form which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion," he said. "All eyes were opened, or opening, to the rights of man." " We have a game played by Benjamin Franklin ( W h i t e ) and John Bertram (Black) in 1762: 1 P-K4 P-K4. 2 N-KB3. 2 N-QB3, 3 B-QB4 B-QB4, 4 P-Q3 N-KB3, 5 N-QB3 P-KR3. 6 QN-K2 P-Q3, 7 P-QB3 0-0, 8 P-KR3 K-R, 9 N-KN3 N-KR2, 10 Q-QB2 P-KB4,11 PxP P-Q4.12 B-N3P-K5,13 PxP PxP. 14 N-KN N-K4. 15 B-K3 N-Q6 Ch, 16 K-K2 BxB, 17 PxB Q-KR5,18 NxKP QxN. 19 QxN QxNP Ch. 20 K-Q BxP, 21 Q-K2 QxR. 22 Resigns. Ambassador Calls Nixon Ideas Brilliant LONDON ( A P ) -- U.S. Ambassador Anne Armstrong says former President Richard M. Nixon "has brilliant ideas, particularly in the field of foreign policy, that should not be negated because of other tragic errors." Mrs. Armstrong, speaking in a special Bicentennial "Face the Press" program taped for broadcast today on Britain's commercial television network, added: "I would hope that perhaps through books or in some other way they won't be lost to the world." Sunday Times Editor Harold Evans, chairman of the panel of British journal. ists, questioned Mrs. Armstrong about her loyalty to Nixon during the Watergate crisis and asked if she thought she carried that loyalty too far. "I told the truth as I saw it." the ambassador replied. Mrs. Armstrong was a presidential counsellor from 1972 until she resigned for personal reasons in 1974. "I thought 1 knew all I needed to know to face my decision to back the President. It turned out I was wrong. "But I see no sense in agonizing over something that, given the same facts, I'd do again today. "As soon as it became clear to me with that June 23 tape that the President had not been telling the truth, well then, I thought he should resign immediately." She said she saw no possibility of Nixon making a political comeback. Asked about a woman becoming president, she laughed and said: "It won't be Anne Armstrong. But I think... people are now ready to accept a woman as president on merit if she's qualified. They weren't ready 10 years ago." Montgomery Activities Today MONTGOMERY-Activities scheduled Saturday for Montgomery's Bicentennial celebration have been postponed until today, following a day of dismal weather. Starting at 6 p.m., an ice cream and square dance social will be held on the Merchant's National Bank parking lot. Other activities include the appearance of newly crowned Miss West Virginia, Teresa Lucas, for a homecoming event in behalf of her sponsor, the Montgomery Jaycees. A performance by the Fayette County Square Dancers and demonstrations on Kung Fu by the Charleston Karate Club also will be'included in tonight's program. Rock and country bands will provide music. The evening will be capped by a fireworks display over Montgomery from Martin Field. Nation (Continued from ID) The news of the Declaration spread as rapidly as possible through the Colonies. Worcester got the word July 14, Benedict Arnold's ravaged army on Lake Champlain July 28. In Huntington, N. Y., an effigy of the King was filled with gunpowder and set afire, His Majesty exploding with a bang. In New York there was a near riot that brought a stern rebuke from Washington, as a crowd pulled down the gilded lead statue of the King. The statue was cut up and much of it taken to Litchfield, Conn., and molded into more than 36,000 bullets to turn on the soldiers of George III. LAST WEEK'S WINNERS SUNDAY NIGHT DUPLICATE NORTH-SOUTH 1. Beverly Sikora ind Jack it Wilcox 2. Jade Wyitt and SUn Givtn 3. Dor« Grubb »nj Gtorgt Love 4. Mr*. Ann Pellitt in/Mrs. J.P. Engli EAST-WEST I. 8. Gumowski and Rtubtn Graham 3. Mike Chow and M.J. McChetnty 3. Bill Lo and George Faulkei 4. J.R. Bird and Tom Moore BRIDGETTE CLUB NORTH-SOUTH 1. Mrs. Esther Markham and Mrs. J.A. Gatens 2. Mrs. H.C. Riley and Mrs. R.D. Patchell 3. Mrs. Russell Van Cleve and Mrs. H.D. Redd EAST-WEST . Mrs. D.B. Eakleand Mrs. L.T. Snider, Jr. 2. Mrs. Tom Pearcy and Jim Sorrent 3. Mrs. L.M. Gillispieand Mrs. Irene Thomas MONDAY NIGHT DUPLICATE NORTH-SOUTH 1. Mrs. Austin Miller and Jim Sorrett 2. Dora Grubb and Mrs. Robert Bailey 3. Mrs. C.E. Crow and Mrs. Ann Pollitt EAST-WEST 1. George Faulkes and Harry Welsch 2. Mrs. R.D. Patchell and Mrs. Tom Pearcy 3. Tom Moore and Sam Yerrid TUESDAY NIGHT DUPLICATE 1. John Cayton and Gordon Rice 2. Kurt Pocsi and L.E. Frailer 3. Mrs. Tom Moore and Dora Grubb 4. Mr. Ann Pollitt and Mrs. Austin Miller 5. Mrs. J.G. Miller and Mrs. Charles Lemon 6. STATE COLLEGE DUPLICATE George Love and Kurt Pocsi Alma Perry and Mrs. Austin Miller Mrs. D.D. Smith and Mrs. J.A. Gatens George Haber and Bob Haber Austin Miller and John Cayton EASY ACES NORTH-SOUTH 1. Esther Markham and Mrs. J.A. Gatens 2. Mrs. George Woo and Mrs. Russell Van Cleve 3. Mrs. D.B. Eakleand Mrs. B.N. Kissinger 4. Mrs. F.C. Gall and Mrs. R.E. Stone EAST-WEST 1 Alma Perry and Mrs. J.A. Thettord 2. Mrs. R.D. Patchell and Mrs. D.W. Thomas 3. Mrs. C.E. Ellis and Mrs. R.P. Rogers 4. Mrs. L.M. Gillispie and Mrs. K.W. Miller BEGINNERS DUPLICATE 1. Mrs. Walter Spears and Jim Sorrent 2. Mrs. Dan Robinson and Mrs. Tom Horn 3. Irene Thomas and Mrs. L.M. Gillispie KVBA NORTH-SOUTH 1. Beverly Sikora and Stan Given 2. Jade Wyatt and Robert Bailey 3. Mrs. Austin Miller and Mrs. Charles Lemon 4 J R Bird and John Cayton EAST-WEST I. Dora Grubb and Kurt Pocsi 2. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Spears 3. Jim Morrison and Nick Ecker-Racz 4. Mrs. J.P. Engle and Mrs. Tom Moore BID AND MADE NORTH-SOUTH 1. Beverly Sikora and Jackie Wilcox 2. Dora Grubb and ReL-ben Graham 3. Mrs. Charles Lemon and Mrs. J.G. Miller 4. Mrs. Ann Pollitt and Mrs. D.B. Eakle EAST-WEST 1. Jade Wyatt and Kurt Pocsi 2. Link Young and Jim Morrison 3. Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Snider, Jr. 4. Mike Chow and Jim Carabillo BRIDGE CALENDAR WEEK OF July 4 SUNDAY Sunday Night Duplicate. No game MONDAY Bridgette Club. 10:30 a.m. Home of Mrs. Harry Welsch. Public invited. Club tournament Monday Night Duplicate. 7:30 p.m. Home of Mrs. Harry Welsch. Public invited. TUESDAY Tuesday Night Duplicate. 7:30 p.m. Morns Harvey College Union. Public invited. WEDNESDAY Easy Aces. 10:30 a.m. 0 Street, South Charleston. Closed West Virginia State College Duplicate. 7:30 p.m. New Dormitory. Public invited. Thursday Beginners Duplicate. 10:30 a.m. Home of Mrs. Harry Welsch. Public invited. FRIDAY KVBA 7:30 p.m. Morris Harvey College Union. Closed. SATURDAY Bid and Made. 7:30 p.m. Home of Mrs. Harry Welsch. Public invited. Largest Sundae Made in Ohio WOOSTER, Ohio (API-Robert Bor- caw. a Wooster restaurant owner, has commemorated the Bicentennial by building what he says is the world's largest ice cream sundae. The 5,058-pound blueberry sundae, built on a 13-foot platform, contained 914 pounds of vanilla ice cream, 114 pounds of whip cream and 30 pounds of blueberries. The sundae was embellished with red, white and blue whip cream and hundreds of American flags. A whip cream banner across the front read, ;'God Bless America." Bercaw has four times previously been listed in the Guiness Book of World Records for building the biggest ice cream sundae, the last time being for a 1,551-pound concoction on July 4, 1972. Beauty Pageant Calls for Peace HONG KONG (AP)-Organizers of the Miss Universe beauty contest officially opened their silver anniversary pageant Saturday with a parade of beauty queens and a call for world peace. Harold Glasser, president of Miss Universe Inc. of New York, issued the appeal for world peace. He asked the 73 beauty queens assembled on stage to pursue the quest when they return home. The contestants, dressed in elaborate native costumes or fashionable gowns, presented gifts of their native lands to A. de 0. Sales, lord mayor of this British crown colony. Miss U.S.A., Barbara Peterson, 22, of Edina, Minn., gave Sales a model of the Liberty Bell to commemorate the Bicentennial year, then helped him ring it several times. A new Miss Universe will be chosen July 11 to succe'ed Anne Marie Pohtamo of Finland. Cherry Pit Spit Starts in Michigan EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP)-The qualifying round for the third annual International Cherry Pit Spit got under way at a fruit farm near Eau Claire on Saturday. For an entry fee of 25 cents, contestants got three spits and a shot at being invited back for the finals, sometime later this summer. All the money will be turned over to the Berrien County Hospital, according to the sponsors. That's Entertainment Glenn La Breck appears to be enjoying the dancing of Lovely Loula. He was among the male residents of a convalescent hospital in Costa Mesa, Calif., who were treated to entertainment Iron 1 two belly dancers recently as part of the hospital's "men only" party. (APWirephoto) Charlie Smith Not Slowed By Age, 134 BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - Charlie Smith isn't about to let a little thing like his 134 years interfere with his celebration of the Bic2ntennial. The nation's oldest citizen -- officially recognized as such by the Social Security Administration - led a parade down the main street of this central Flonda city Saturday. Smith is not sure ttyil July · is his birthday. But he said he celebrates it as such because on thai day back in 1854, when he was 12 years old and newly arrived from Liberia, he was sold from the slave block in New Orleans to a Texas rancher. "The age y'all are, you don't know about slavery, just what you read about it," said Smith. ''I lived then." He lived with the Texas family until slaves were freed in 1863. He bounced around the West as a cowboy and worked as a logger until he settled in Florida at the age of 100. At 109 years old, he was running a small grocery store in Polk City. * * * SATURDAY, he sat in a limosine and served as grand marshal for Bartow's" Bicentennial parade. Although he sometimes forgets things, he seemed to have a good grasp of public relations. "You know I'm in the national news now," Smith said with a twinkle in his eye. "My pictures are always running in the newspapers." · Marilyn Ness, director of nursing at the convalescent home where Smith lives, said he was excited over the parade when he awoke Saturday. "I said, 'Charlie, you know you're going to be in a parade today.' And he said. 'Okay. I'm ready. Let's go,'" Mrs. Ness said. She said Smith's personal appearances are carefully regulated. "I've had to guard his health," she said. "He loves it and would keep going if I didn't make him stop." Residents of the nursing home will join in a festive party Sunday in Charlie's horn or. Mrs. Ness said. "He's only 66 years younger than the country, and it's going to be a great celebration," Mrs. Ness said. "I sure hope they both have another birthday." Thousands of Private Boats Welcome Sailing Vessels, Warships to N. Y. By Bob Monroe NEW YORK (AP) - Tens.of thousands of private boats churned a welcome in New York harbor Saturday for a spectacular array of sailing vessels and warships that arrived to salute the 200th anniversary of American independence. In powerful cabin cruisers or simple sailing dinghies, in an inflatable runabout with a big outboard or a flat-bottom rowboat propelled by two young oarsmen, spectators took to the water to greet the fleet. Crowds on shore to watch the warships arrive for Sunday's International Naval Review were generally smaller than expected but picked up considerably when the sailing ships arrived in the East River during the afternoon. * * * THE COAST GUARD estimated there were 30,000 small pleasure craft in the waters around New York by midafter- noon. "The harbor looks like a sea of white caps," a chief observed, watching the flotilla bob about. Despite the crowded waters, there were no reports of any serious difficulties by midafternoon. "Only minor things have gone wrong," a Coast Guard spokesman said, "like motor boats running out of gas." Fifty-three warships from 22 nations signaled the opening of the city's Fourth of July activities when the guided missile cruiser Wainwright exchanged a 21-gun salute with Army howitzers at Fort Hamilton at 8 a.m. Crews of many of the naval vessels lined their rails in dress whites as they entered the Hudson River past a fireboat spouting five tall plumes of water near Governor's Island. Across the water under the clear skies and sparkling sun stood the Statue of Liberty. Spectators lined a balcony below the familiar figure and watched the ships pass between them and the midtown Manhattan skyscrapers looming from the haze to the north. The 30-mile-long line of warships moved slowly up the river, wake barely visible at their sterns. Occasional thin streams of smoke coming from their stacks were pushed forward by the following southerly breeze. Of greater interest to the seaborne spectators were the tall ships that gathered in the morning in the Lower Bay below the Verrazano Narrows bridge. Sailboats and cruisers circled the graceful windjammers like curious birds and the crewmen aboard stared back. The pleasure craft turned the bay into a myriad of wakes and it looked like a strange giant regatta with every participant sailing a different course. New Jersey Gov. Brendan Byrne and New York City Mayor Abraham D. Beame flew to the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal at 11 a.m. to welcome the ships of the naval renew. * · * PRESIDENT FORD was to attend ceremonies in Philadelphia on Sunday then fly to the deck of the Forrestal to view Op Sail. Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfled were also to be among 3,000 guests on the carrier. Officials expected up to five million people jostling for space on Sunday but there was little problem getting a vantage point for either the warships or sailing vessels on Saturday. People stood two and three deep along the embankment on the East River in the afternoon. JoarrrJeuwirth, of East Brunswick, N.J., said she had made a special trip to the city for the day. "It's a spectacle and something that will happen only once in a lifetime." she said, adding that she did not plan to return Sunday. "I'll watch that from TV, where there aren't quite so many people." When the tall ships arrived in Sandy Hook. N.J., where they were to anchor overnight, it was much the same story X crowds smaller than had been expected. Perhaps concerned by predictions of overcrowding and even fatalities, many ap- parently stayed away. A National Park Service spokesman said the beaches were "nowhere near capacity." Frank Braynard, general manager for Op Sail, said Saturday's events were "a grand prelude" for Sunday.-"The biggest thing is that it reassures people," he said. "It's going to be well-handled and today shows it. "It's going to be something they (the public) will be sad if they miss in person. TV is no substitute for being here." Cubans in Angola Keeping Low Profile By Hugh A. Mulligan LUANDA, Angola (AP) - The bulky, pudgy-faced chaps wandering around downtown in Fidel Castro peak caps and green fatigues seemed a bit old for Cuban soldiers, and they conversed loudly among themselves in Russian. The top security guards at the recent trial of 13 white mercenaries all wore Angolan army uniforms. But they listened to the proceedings in Spanish, not Portuguese, on their translation head sets and smoked Havana cigars during the court recesses. Out at "Cuban Beach," so called because the Cubans swim where the barbed wire begins, the bearded Che Guevara types in the baggy trunks playing volleyball turned out to be Bulgarians. With the Russians trying to look like Cubans and the Cubans trying to look like Angolans, and everyone else trying to look like someone else, especially the few remaining Portuguese, it's a bit puzzling in the Angolan revolutionary drama to tell the players by their uniforms. The Angolan government insists the 15,000 Cuban soldiers who helped the Marxist Popular Movement (MPLA) win the'civil war in February are being phased out and sent home at the rate of several hundred a month. But this is difficult to confirm since both Luanda's airport and harbor are off limits and heavily guarded with, ironically, the Cubans in charge of security. In general, however, the Cubans have kept a very low profile in Luanda, rarely getting into trouble at the few beer gardens serving beer for a few hours a day, always going about in their own groups, avoiding the prostitutes who work from the street corners of the slums, now that the bordellos have been closed as counterrevolutionary. Elsewhere around the country, according to people who travelled about since the war ended, the Cuban military bearing is less exemplary. "In Lubango," said a girl, a fervent supporter of the Popular Front, who was allowed to visit her sick mother there, "they are breaking into houses and stealing the furniture to send home to Cuba. Some soldiers are going home from the airport, and every plane is loaded -with automobiles taken away from the shop owners and business people. All the taxis already are in Havana: those that weren't taken off to Lisbon when the Portuguese fled." AMERICAN, CANADIAN and British pilots and airline maintenance men who spend a lot of time at the field report that occasional planeloads of Cubans still arrive in the country, including a number of female soldiers and even dependent families. But the only ones they say they ever see going home are the dead in aluminum boxes ticketed to Havana. The government radio's on-the-hour invective against "killer bandits" and "neocolonialist marauders in the countryside" leaves little doubt that the sporadic but heavy guerrilla fighting by the defeated UNIT A faction near the South African border and along the vital Benguela railroad is taking its toll of Cuban units engaged in mopping up operations. A Yugoslav freighter which left Luanda for Havana recently may have had some homebound troops aboard. A Portuguese businessman, one of the few left, said that from his office window overlooking the port he could see Cuban noncommissioned officers supervising the loading of sports cars, limousines, motor bikes and some new earth-moving equipment and forklift trucks "liberated" from downtown automobile showrooms or left behind by the Portuguese who fled after independence. Several people around town told of witnessing the same sight. LUBANGO, SHE SAID, "is a terrible place now. People disappear in the night and are not heard from again. Some are sent to pick coffee. My best friend, a teacher and a leader in the MPLA, was taken off to prison for six months for criticizing the behavior of the troops." Angola's coffee harvest, once a $500 million-a-year export item second only to oil in the national budget, is now ready for picking and the army, with Cuban advis- ore ic holnino rAiinH iin thg laHAt-^i-e Drunks and petty criminals are immediately sentenced to help with the harvest, as is anyone caught lounging around town without a work permit, which is why the beaches are always empty. With most of the professional class and the skilled workers gone to Portugal', Angola has a desperate need for the Cuban doctors, engineers, electronic technicians and mechanics coming to help rebuild Angola. There were only 12 native doctors when the war ended. A new 100-bed hospital 30 miles south of Luanda, with black Africa's most modern operating room, had no doctors or nurses for two months until Cuban surgeons and Swedish nurses arrived. All over the country elevators, trucks, air conditioners, power stations are breaking down for lack of parts and maintenance. Ships in Luanda harbor unload with their own winches because ho one knows how to work the huge modern gantry cranes. Cuban advisers, both military and civilian, are involved in almost every phase of Angola's recovery from the brink of famine and the ravages of a war that still lingers:

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