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Stories of Brooklyn Men and Women in U. S. War Service TALK ABOUT BRIDGE By Harry J. Roth 4kl - -e rv r ' 7 .1 i I'H 1 7 2171 r- ; W f" IV Robert GLsslng of 1025 E. 29th St. has been graduated from an avia-t.on course at Inglewood, Cal. i MjTon E. Berrick of 111 Montague St., commissioned a second lieutenant, is at Tort Mason, Cal. A former employe of a trucking company, M. M. Adelson of 139 Kosciusko St. ts an aviation cadet at Pecos, Texas. R. C. lirnle Brooklynites completing ba.sic pilot training at Chlco Field, Cal., are R. K. Semerena of 471 13th St. and R. C. Greite of 578 E. 35th St. Irving Goldstein of 119 Albemarle Road is a new private first class at Fort Bragg, N. C. A former student at Brooklyn Polvtechnic Institute. Second Lt. Harold Schnipper of 405 Christopher Ave. is at Camp Polk. La. it aw. V. IS. E. S. Jonrs Joseph Stern Two Brooklyniies who recently reported to the Greenville army flying school at Greenville, Miss-are Aviation Cadets Edward S. Jones, of 266 E. 86th St. and Joseph Stern of 321 Hopkinson Ave. W. J. Sioblom of 661 41st St. has been made a staff sergeant at Fort Bragg. Nl C. Harold I. Silvert of 1538 40th St. and J. J. Brucia of 189 Highland Boulevard have been awarded naval wings at Pensacola. Fla. Promotions announced at Camp Hood. Texas, include those of Murray Brndesky of 4005 Avenue K, to corporal, and Herman Dworkin of 2850 YV. 28th St., to sergeant. Frances H. Starr of 2709 Ocean Ave., a Waac, is at Fort Deven?, Mass. Helen EUenbera Roland Eisenberr Mrs. Helen Eisenberg of 256 Wy-ckoff St.. a Waac. ha. been transferred to Hamilton Field. Cal. Her huf'oand. Roland ELsenberg, graduates tnriay from the naval training school in Chicago. MW ENSIGNS Graduated i h W ? , . I rSO is? I U. I. Sllvrrt J. J. Bruria 1 i y were, left to right, Martin M. Baxter cf 667 Argvle Read, W. Carroll St., F. D Kranz of 2101 Bedford Ave , T. F. Gaffney Cozine of 369 3d St. 32 BROOKLYN EAGLE, fin Jran fiectr Waacs recently assigned to Fort I'nevens. Mass.. are Mildred E. Stewart of 7825 4th Ave. and Jean Reger of 573 E. 22d St. Naval Aviation Cadet Arthur Hines of 1820 Brooklyn Ave. has completed n-e-.'hpht training a; Memphis, Tennessee. Catherine Walsh of 55 ..Garnet St. is receiving ba.sic training at the Waac Center at Fort Devens, Ma.ss. Fernandez J. Smith of Brooklyn ' and Sea Cliff has been called to active duty. Pfc. E. C. Statelman of ' 319 Logan St. has completed a tank ; course in Detroit. C. J. Mnscato of 706 Flushing Ave. has completed ground-crew training at Santa Monica, Cal. Herman Haberman of 3221 12th Ave. has been made a private first class at Fort Bragg, N. C, Now at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute undergoing naval aviation training is James Atkinson of 556 84th St. He is a graduate of Manual Training High School. Sat. Roger H. Clark of 1340 Pacific St. has returned to Fort McClellan. Ala., after gradua'ing from Central Technical School at Hot Springs, Ark. James Carritt Laird was graduated from the army air forces advanced flying school at Napier Field, Ala , recently. He was marie a second lieutenant and received his silver wings. Lieutenant Laird attended Erasmus Hall High School and Flatbush Preparatory School. Nathan Louis Krulewitz of 931 Hopkinson Ave. also was graduated. He is a graduate of Samuel J. Til-den Hi;h School and St. John's University. News about the men and women of this community who are in service is welcomed to this department. Such news should be addressed to Fighting Men F.ditor, Trooklyn F.ag'e, Johnson and Adams Sts., Brooklyn. Pictures cannot be returned. from the naval reserve school at SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 1943 Mnarrd Biewirl I t. j. smith . C. Statelmaa ''S ' is i Jamel Atkinson B. H. Clark J. ('. Laird N. L. Krulrw.ti Girl Scout Troop 2262, which has headquarters at 379 Bradford St., recently completed a knitted af-gh.in which will be presented to a member of the armed forces. The girls are now making books of puzzles. Jokes and stories, which also will be forwarded to service men. Officers of Rugby Post, 1011, American Legion, attended the unveiling of a service plaque last Sunday at Beverly Road and Kings Highway, with the post sponsoring the rites. Borough President Cash-more was the principal speaker. 1M -.5 J. c. MrKnlchl J. W. McGovern Advanced to the rank of corporal at the armv air base in Bruning, Neb., is Jiihn t . McKnight of 2074 E. lflth M, He recently was home on furious h. A tactical unit clerk at the Rapid ( lly army air base, Rapid City, S. D., is Corp. John W. McGovern of 899 Sterling Place. J. J. Dunn Esther Ftinman John J. Dunn, a pharmacist's mate, third class, in the navy, was home for a recent weekend from Bethesda, Md. Esther Feinman of 475 Amboy St. is a Waac at Maxwell Field, Ala. Aviation Cadet Frank M. Ryan of 81 Parkville Ave. is stationed at, San Marcos, Texas. His pre-flight training was completed at Ellington Field, Texas. Before entering the air corps, he was in foreign .ervice for seven months. He was a senior at St. John's University when he was inducted into the army. His brother, Corp. Joseph P. Rvan, has returned to Camp Breckinridge,- Ky., after spending iii fiirionuh at his home. He wasJ forniTly employed by a dairy ser vice laboratory. (.. M. Shine Jr. :IS SCHWARTZ I.nuis Michael Shine Jr. of 3501 Redford Ave. was graduated from the naval reserve midshipmen's school at the University of Notre name recently. He is a graduate of Holy Cross College. Marvin N. Schwartz of 919 Park Place, a graduate of Columbia University, was also graduated. Both were commissioned as ensigns. WW .r- ' ji the University of Notre Dame M. MacLenarhen of 1255 of 495 8th Ave. and H. E. GO i r. M. Rvan J- ; The following Double Dummy problem constructed by Alfred P. Sheinwold Is a good example of a test of a player's mental ingenuity. You must realize that this type of problem Is not based on conditions of actual play, since the solver knows the location of all the adverse cards. AQ 10953 9 108 7 62 OQ7 A 8762 (?943 0 J 10 Q8G5 A AKJ4 None OK943 A1073 J SOUTH - SOUTH None 9 AKQ J5 0 A8652 KJ9 Hearts are trump; South is the declarer. West's opening lead is the spade eight. South must make six hearts against any subsequent defense. Solution: There are only 11 sure tricks in sight for' the declarer that is, the ace of diamonds and 10 trump tricks on a simple cross-ruff. The 12th trick must be developed. Of course, the opening spade lead is covered in dummy, forcing East to play the jack, South trumping with the heart jack. South now lays down the club king, which East, of course, must win with the ace. Any return by East at this point will give declarer the rest of the tricks. A diamond return obviously is allowed to run up to the queen, thus giving declarer the rest of the tricks by simply crossruffing the rest of the hand. A club return will be equally disastrous as declarer will merely play the club nine from his own hand, forcing West's queen and setting up the club jack for a valuable discard in dummy: and then he can simply crossruff the rest of the tricks as in the first ins:ance. It is the spade return which gives South the greatest difficulty. Assuming East returns a high spade, which is his best defense, declarer will now ruff with the queen of hearts in his own hand, and lead the club jack. West naturally must cover or it will win the trick and a diamond can be discarded. When West covers, the trick is taken with a small trump in dummy and a spade led. Whether or not East covers is immaterial as he will be forced to go up on the next round of the suit. Assuming East does not cover, declarer will ruff with the heart king in his own hand and now play out the ace and a small heart, naturally finessing against West's nine-spot. The two remaining hearts are led from dummy, followed by the two good spades, and with South discarding after East the last spade squeezes the East hand. If a diamond is discarded South will merely keep the ace and a small diamond in his own hand, dropping East's singleton kin? and winning the last trick with the queen in dummy. If East discards the club ten, South will win the last two tricks in his own hand with the ace of diamonds and the nine of clubs. YOUR BIRTHDAY By Stella Sunday, June 6 Born today, your courasre is undaunted and when it comes to tackling something new you are right there. You are inventive and original in your outlook and always want to find the ba.sic truth in everything. You will start at the bottom with a problem and brain to work it up from there. If you are presented with a series of facts you will tsar them apart until you see what holds them together. You are useful in this regard and might easily become an outstanding comm-rnal ' trouble shooter" in a laboraton, an experimental station or a commercial establishment. Your sense of justice is keen also and you should make an excellent trial attorney. You are very serious about life and plan carefully what to do with yours. You will probably adopt a scheduled program early in youth and stick to it through thick and thin. To find what the stars have in store for you tomorrow, select your birthday star and read the corresponding paraEriph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide. Mnnrlav. June 7 C'EMINI 'Mi? 5?..tun : - If toil avnd rlfprfsperl minds ntl nk carf of Minr nea.ib com ran atf4 nprett today which nvehl Oireairn Micrp" CANC-FR (Jul .,liy Ml Thlnk isr,v hpforf ymi nr. nn nnvirnm of Importance and you vu;i make me right dPcr'inn. .LEO fjiilv S4-A'i S3. Spend todal. clPanni up your de.k of matters hlch have been ne.ayed o- postponed VIRGO 'Ana 24-S.p- 22. -if ,011 ore conservative d ran avo.d a sensitive mood b.v thinking o! others rather lhan your.se. f. ynu can Mic-nri IIBRA ..Sept 23. 0c, 03, don in the mouth or nothing will o riBht flrORPTO (Oct 84-Nm- 2?i . .ronmier mood which mittht wreck ynur davs output and ynu will hate nrni'e!.sed alon toward your ultimate bob BAOITTARIU8 'Nnv Ji.rier 321 -Use rond tudGmenr and widcm in makine d--ri"lon todav and ynu r,n circumvent trntihi" CAPRICORN 'Dec ?T-J,n -Oi- Sheer wi:i po""r will if vn'i 'hro'ich a day wh'ch ran he rnuhie-n-ne AQUARIUS '.Ian 21 -Feb 10' -Ynu ran mike trti a better div ,, l' appear on the itirfire bv al;cKina t your routine lob Plttevh' PtSCFS .Feh jn. March 71 1 -Th; dl ts actable hut If vnu adnp' n rnn.tructne a't.'tid" a.id refuse to worry over delam you ;i null thromh ARIES 'March 22-Aprtl "ft. . O'her perrons may brim thetr problems to you today and you will he wte ot you will help Uiem m much u you can. feffi.V ' 4'Si M gy Y I'M Ui im I Hi tif. -" "i'i 'in i n a, j, BWMMMMMMMjiiaMaWMMMaWMM U. 8. Army Photo. MACHINE GUN MELODIES Pvt. Louis A. Buoncontri, 24, of 483 Park. Place, Brooklyn, but now serving with an infantry unit somewhere in England as a machine gunner and' in his off time as composer and singer of sweet swing numbers. His latest, introduced at a recent camp show, is "Have You Forgotten Me?" dealing with the soldier "who hangs around every day at mail call but never gets a letter." Buoncontri has four brothers in the service: Patrick, 26; Jerry, 28; Anthony, 19; Joseph, 30. Boro Fighter in Africa Inspired by the Eagle Corp. Francis Cullen of Brooklyn took time out from his duties "on the heels of Rommel" to write the letter below to the "With Our Fighters" department: "I receive the Brooklyn Eagle daily and I must say that it really keeps us boys who are fighting here in Africa up on the local news. It is just things like your paper that give us boys that last spark and enable us to go on no matter what has happened or what Is in store for us. I have been in the army for almost two years and I am already a corporal. The army is the only life and if I have anything to say about lt I am going to be a 30-year man. NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT? "The fellows here all kid me about talking so much, so they have pinned the nickname of 'Gabby' on me. They say that the only time I am quiet is when I am reading the Brooklyn Eagle. I read the column which you have for service men and I would like you to publish this letter in your paper, as it will give my friends a chance to see where I am and what I am doing." Learns 'Missing' Son Has Returned to Duty Second Lt. William A. Tompkins of 103 7th St., Garden City, reported missing in action in a War Department release, has returned to duty, his mother. Mrs. Meta F. Tompkins, has been informed. She leceived the second message shortly after being notified that her son was missing. Lieutenant Tompkins enlisted in January, 1941. and in December, 1942, he was sent overseas. Since that time he has seen action at El Guettar, Faid Pass and other en gagements. Born in Brooklyn 24 years ago, Lieutenant Tompkins lived for 18 years in Garden City. His sister, Mrs. Leslie P. Engelhardt, lives at 2012 Glenwood Road. Lieutenant Tompkins was named in a War Departments list of 80 missing in action in the Asiatic European, Middle East. North Africa, North American and Pacific areas. Two of this number are from the Brooklyn-Long Island area. Tompkins was one. Enlisted Two Years Ago The other, still missing in artion. is Pvt. Lawrence B. Olds of 188-27 115th Ave., St. Albans. He entered the service two veais sgo and went overseas last April. Much cf the past year he spent in Ireland, and from there he was shipped to Africa. In his last let 11 Boro, Queens Soldiers Listed As Nazi Captives Washington, June 5 nj.pi Th : War Department made public to- j day the names of 287 United -States soldiers who are held as prisoners of war by Germany. The ; list includes nine from Brooklyn ; and two from Queens, as follows: COOK. Pvt. George T.; Mrs. Paul- ; ine Cook, mother, 21 St. Paul's Court. ERDVIG, Pfc. Erling; Tellef Erd-vie. father. 5309 7th Ave. GAVROX, Pvt. Abraham: Benta-min Gavron, father, 195 Bay 34th Street. HALFORD. Pvt. Eugene J.; Mrs. Mary Halford, mother, 133-42 86th St., Ozone Park. MARKO, Pvt. Leon; Mrs. Victoria Marko, mother, 397 Hendrix St. MEC'HWART, Pfc. Walter G.; Mrs. Katherine G. Mechwart, mother, lO.ifi Madison St. OLSEN, Pfc. Roald M.; Mis. As- triad Olsen, mother, care of Dng- fin Dnrph, 7040 Colonial Road. SORENSEX, Pvt. Walter A ; Mrs. Inga Sorensen, mother, 722 42d Street. Sl'I.I.IVAX, Pvt. Edward J.; Mrs Mary Sullivan, mother, 109-40 117th St.. Richmond Hill. TERHANOV.t, Pvt. Roland A ; Mis Mary Terrnnova, mother, 1062 58th' St. TRACY, Pfc. Walter; Mrs. Madeline Tracy, wife, 1798 Troy Ave. ter, dated April 6, he told his folks that he was "very busy." felt "all right." and that the weather was "nice." "I think he's a prisoner somewhere, maybe in Italy," said his father. "You've got to keep up hope." Private Olds was born in Lyn-brook and has lived in St. Albans lor the past 16 years. He is 27. and a graduate of Jamaica H.gh School. Before he entered the army, he was employed b.v the Paramount Theater in Manhattan. DAREDEVIL CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE Having failed to impress the chauffeur that he should let her go, Sally sat tense in her chair, wondering what would happen to her. Suppose no one knew where she was? That Tom's men hadn't been able to keep the big car in sight or that they'd never seen lt at all v. hen Alex had departed from the restaurant so suddenly? Tom had been right. She should have kept out of this. She had no one to blame now but herself for the predicament she was in and somehow she'd have to get herself nut of it. Little Mercy With a thue like Bill, with Alex capable of anything, she could look j for little mercy unless it was from ; Varr. j What did he have to do with J this, anyway? Had she been right in her surmise that he was the "contact"? The man for whom Alex had brought the paintings Irom Europe? The Jeremy Storage Company had many large vaults, many warehouses. A small parcel such as the one Alex had carried could easily be hidden in a secret place by a man like Varr if he cared to. He cer'ainly knew all about the company's resources. The fact that no one at the office liked Varr didn't necessarily mean that he was a criminal. That he would resort to smuggling stolen paintings. The doorknob turned and Bill hastily got up from his chair and moved it aside. Varr and Alex entered the room. Jeremy's confidential secretary wa.s carrying the brief case under his arm. Then he wa.s in the plot! He mis the man behind Alex, the man Magda had tried so desperately to find so that she might cash in on the paintings she had taken from Brure's suitcase. Varr darted one look at the girl and tlion walked over and picked up his coat and slipped it on. Then he put the hat on his head. "Alex and I are going to take Miss Wade home," he said. "I don't approve of Jeremy employes being out so late as this" Sally-thought she detected a flash of a Boro-wide Block For Volunteers The borough-wide drive for civil-Ian defense volunteers being conducted by the block service group of the Civilian Defense Vountcer Organization is drawing a "substantial number" of volunteers, Bernard A. Savage, borough director, announced today. Mr. Savage reported this condition after a tour of inspection of branch offices of the local C. D. V. O. He advised block service directors to note the success of the drive and prepare to institute training programs at the close of the campaign. Mrs. Helen Fazio, financial sec 2 'Missing' Local Men Are Captives in Reich Previously listed by the Government as missing in action, one Brooklyn and one Queens soldier have turned up as prisoners of war in Germany. Pvt. Edward J. Sullivan, 24, of 109-40 117th St., Richmond Hill, had had only a brief experience of army life before he became a prisoner of war. Inducted last Sept. 14, he had gone overseas in time to take part in the fighting in North Africa, and by Feb. 17 was listed as missing. His mother. Mrs. Mary Sullivan, last heard from him in a letter dated Feb. 5, which she received only in March, in which he told of his adventures in a cheerful vein, dwelling particularly on the beauties, of the city of Oran. Private Sullivan was born in Richmond Hill and Is a graduate of John Adams High School. His army assignment was in the signal corps. Pfc. Roald Olsen, 24, is among the Americans captured by German forces in Africa during the early fighting in that area. The only child of his widowed mother, Mrs. Astrid Olsen of 7040 Colonial Road, he came here some years ago from Norway and studied at the R. C. A. school of radio. He enlisted in the army two years ago and was assigned to the signal corps. Before enlistment he lived with his mother at 515 84th St. The first report to Mrs. Olsen from the War Department about three months ago was that her son was missing in action. This was followed by the news that he was in a German prison camp and in good health. HEART a sardonic smile in his eyes. "Come on." He led the way into the kitchen at the back of the house. "Go out and get the car," he directed Bill. "Make sure everything is all right and that you're not being followed. Then come around to the alley entrance. We'll be waiting there." "Okay." Bill saluted awkwardly and left the room. Sally heard his footsteps going down the hallway. Then the front door opened and closed very softly. Varrs Voice Sharp "Sit down." Varr's voice, sharp and commanding, so startled Sally that she hastily found a chair. "You, too, Alex." Russell sank down in a chair. "We'll wait here in the dark for a while." Varr switched off the lights and went over to raise a blind. Faint reflection from the outside made objects in the room barely visible. Sally tried desperately to think of something, of some plan that might permit her to escape. Alex was seated between her and the door leading into the hallway. If somehow she could get him out of the way, she might make a quick dash from the room and get out the front door before .A,it ctm ' I tiic.v lviuiu nwtp iici. Once there, she would run or. if j they caught her. start screaming : so loudly she would arouse the i neighborhood. j It sounded fantastic but it was I worth trying. If only she could clear the way to the door. Maybe if she pretended to faint She moaned slightly and slumped down in her chair. Her feet were braced, however, ready to spring for the door at the first opportunity. Alex started up from his chair, and Sally's heart leaped. He was falling for it I "Sit down!" Varr snarled. "Stay in front of that door!" "But she's fainted," Alex pro- : te. ted. "Fainted my foot. Just pretense. You're pretty smart. Miss Wade Too bad you're on the wrong side. I could use a smart girl like you, but of course it's impossible. You're too righteous." Sally felt, like a fool but she didn't give up. Service Drive Getting Results retary of the South Brooklyn Board of Trade, has made five donations to the Red Cross blood bank. The Crown Heights AWVS held a send-off for trainees In the Kameo Theater, where Supreme Court Justice Philip Kleinfeld spoke. The Brooklyn Eagle li glad to print news of organizations serr lng our common cause on the home front 'n the war. Communications should be addressed to Home Front Editor, Brooklyn Eagle, Johnson and Adams Sts., Brooklyn. Pfc. Roald Olsen Blind Singer Wins $25 As Top Prize in Show Harry Cohen of 857 Flushing Ave, an employe o fthe General Aircraft Corporation, is $25 richer today. He was acclaimed winner of ths first prize in an amateur show staged by employes o fthe company in the Fox Fabian Theater. But few of those in the audience were aware that the singer they had elected to top position is blind. Sscond prize, a wristwatch, went to Ben Seifer, harmonica player. The show was sponsored by the Michaels Brothers Furniture Com pany of Brooklyn. By Rob Eden After awhile she straightened slightly in her chair, and moaned. "W'ater water." "Shut up!'1 Varr ordered, brutally. "I'm trying to hear the car." He glanced at the illuminated dial of his watch, and a low curs escaped his lips. With an effort, Sally regained control of herself. She must keep herself on the alert, waiting for any chance, no matter how slim it might seem, to make a break. There was no hope now that sh would get. out of this alive, unless some miracle occurred. Varr had pronounced her death sentence a moment ago when he said it was too bad that, he couldn't use her. She considered pretending to fall in with his plans, trying to make a deal, anything to gain a little time. Life suddenly seemed very precious to her now. She wanted to live. She must live. But she knew it would be worse than useless, to pretend that she admired Varr, that she wanted to share in his plans, his activities. She knew she wasn't a good enougti actress to make her voice sound convincing even if he would listen to her. Such a proposal would only bring curses from this man who had somehow gained control of a great company and was obviously a criminal. "All right if I light a cigaret?" Alex asked, suddenly. "Go out in the hall and shut the door before you strike a match. I don't want a sudden flare of light in this room," Varr directed. Thinks of Everything He thinks of everything, Sally told herself. It's going to be a hard Job getting away from him. She reflected that she still had her voice. If they didn't think to gag her, she intended to make a terrifio I ,:0l ai i j noise the moment she got her head I outside the door, regardless of j whether they slugged her or not. j Some one would hear and would : investigate. j If she couldn't save herself, she ; could at least trap these criminals. I With Alex under arrest, she m sure Bruce would be released, j A telephone suddenly rang in th house. I (To Be Continued) i 1 4 i V, it :

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