The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on December 20, 1931 · Page 44
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n—EIGHTSinVDAY STATE JOITHVAE DEGEMBEK 20 , 1931 IJNCOEN SENDAY STVH ms JOB IS TO Radio Programs] Hm's 22-Y«.r.ow Ru,lh Star SELECT TALENT DAMROSCH SAYS OPERAS SHOULD BE IN ENGLISH Declares Europe Insists On Performances In Native Ton«:iies. Amci -' HU ofx’ra com|>iinif*.s should Hflniit tiii« Ku''li-h iHURuaRp in all th‘ir iK-rfornian« T, b(.’li«'v»s WaltPi 1 ‘at.iru f h, V 'tiTim conductor, whose r-ocnt pr -in*ntion of Wagner's -Mip Vahcvne’ m Kngltsh was Riven enthi.ur. tic reception. He is < onvin. ed that the Metrni>ohtan and Chi. .ago (Uvlc Opera com|>anies sho.ild jieriorm all their ojx'ra.s in Kn li:.h. • Huroi»-. n countriPs long ago insisted on opera in the national ton. ue. with, the n..turai result that oiM'ta audien«. abroad fully enjoy the dr.ana a well as the mu-ic,” he aid "It will be .some time before the bulk of our nigers learn how to adiiid- our noble Eii'ilish totiBue t-'. music That it can be (¡iine. h: ' -ver. has been dimon- Ktrated again and a-'aln. "As for our foreign singers. It Is time that in return for the high .salaries .;nd generous treatment win. h thi-y receive from our audiences thev take the trouble to ma.s- ler the English language. If a Oerman singler were to appear as a member of the Farl.s Ofiera cnm- panv. he would have to learn French, and vice versa, a French sineer would have to learn German." I,ohrngrin Next Sunday. Damro.srh. who direct;; a sym- phonv oi hf.tta over an NBC-WJZ network .Snndavs from 12:1.'> to 1:15 p. m . Lincoln time, recently Inaug- uiuitid th( plan of presenting a mnntiilv series of ojieratic broad- i!' Is in English during the hour, .•■"indav. Dei ember 27. he will offer the iii-i art of Wagner’s "Lohen- grm In P'tudb h. "Teleeram;; and letters came from every part of the United .States after the "Valkyrie" per­ ii.ima nee." Damrosch said. “All pr;.ised the dietlon of the singers and expif.vsed the conviction that the Eti'rlish words added immeasurably to a better understanding of the music.’’ ilerman Sets Increase. Radio set owners in Germany now total :L731.948, an increase of 12,354 since July 1. Mu.sic Career a Faded Dream of Lucille Wall, “Love Story QirF* Lucille Wall directed her ambition toward the stage when her dream of becoming a concert artist was shattered, and it afforded her the training U» bei'ome a radio heroine. Lucille Wall, who once tried to 600 roles. She also has a sister in hitch her wagon to a musical star, Wall. i ..I ..i.c ..c Wall has a middle name. is now the love story girl of ra- LgYj-etta, which she uses only occa- Want to Be a Radio Announcer? Read This Can you read this sentence aloud without an over-emphasls or a slurring of the "s" sounds? "The seething sea reaseth and thus the seething sea sufficeih us." Well, if you can't you’re not in the minority, for only ten out of men did it properly In the last two years. They were (he successful ones In the auditions the National Broadca.sting fom|)an> held for announeers in period. Among the victorious ten %as John Holbrook, winner of this year’s award for good diction on the radio. dio. sionally. She was born in Chicago, Tliere was a period In her ’teens ; but has spent mast of her years in when ambition was strong within | Washington and New York. After her to be a concert artist. But her enthusiasm wilted when, after laboring for weeks to achieve something like a correct rendition of a certain piece of music, she heard Paderewski run through it perfectly, with no more effort than a toss of his locks. Miss Wall’s later ambition to be actress found no such discouragement, however. And her career led to radio. Now she is cast for heroine parts In radio drama, particularly the Collier’s hour on WJZ’s network Sunday from 7:15 to 8:15 p. m.. when .she always portrays a more or less love sick young woman. She also is "Barbara Wayne" In another Sunday program, "The Adventures of Barbara Wayne,” heard on WJZ’s chain from 5:45 to 6 p. m. Played 600 Roles. In her radio experience of nearly five years she has played more than attending the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Washington, her determination to go on the stage overcame parental objections. To her listeners, who send her stacks of mail, including many a propasal, she is the "love story" girl. Wall is good looking— and unmarried. Revive Old Myth. Scienti.sts of Berlin are becoming somewhat intere.sted in whether the constant stream of radio waves girdling the earth has an effect upon the w'eather. Well, of All Things! Jessica Dragonette, NBC soprano, enjoys the di.stinctlon, if it can be called that, of having been involved in a bicycle accident on Fifth avenue, New York’s thoroughfare of automobiles. l.«slie Joy Must Decide Fate of Applicants He Diies Not See. NEW YORK. Dec. All day and a slice of the night he slLs in a tiny office deciding the fate of people he can’t .see. Then he takes a seventy-minute train ride to get some of the ache out of his heart. He Ls Leslie Joy. dreamy-eyed director of audltlon.s for the National Broadcasting company. He explained today why NBC has adopted a new systent of weeding out folk.s who think they're potential radio stars. His dinner often gets cold before he geta to it. but the train ride gives him time to squelch the thoughts of the prlma donnas, mamma’s prides, small town wows, big city false alarm.s, and needy actors who failed to make the radio grade. It helps him dwell only on pleasant things, like the taxi driver who turned out to be a sweet Irish tenor. Weed Out Half ApplicanU. For the aspiring talent’s own protection, a.s well as for NBC’s they’ve abandoned the system of hearing all of the thirty to fifty people who write each day seeking a wav Into radio. By correspondence, baring the applicants’ hl.storj', fifty per cent are weeded out without the grief and expense of journeying to NBC headquarter.s. Joy, who still ran make people laugh so hard they cry by singing "Tit-Willow,” know.s what It is. he said, to wear out shoe leather seeking a Job in the hot pot of competition that is New York. That makes him sympathetic. It makes him firm, too. "For in.stance,” he said, “there was the girl In a town far away. Her father was dead »and she wanted something to support the family. She was sure she could make a radio singer If she only had a chance. I carried that letter In my pocket two days, talking to my.self, before I wrote to tell her to save the carfare.” Sees Personal Tragedy. Joy sits in his office listening to music and voices coming through a loudspeaker from the audition rooms. He has never seen the performers. Chances arc he never will. Thus gestures, smiles and the personality quirks that don’t register over the radio can’t warp his judgment. Some of the things that come through the loud speaker are funny—to others, not to Joy. He sees the personal tragedy. Sometimes, maybe once out of 200 auditions, there’s the needle glisten- enlng in the way. The group of near eastern folk, for in.stance— nice people, dead broke, who turned out to be good radio material, with their lute music and oriental phll- asophy Interpreted In an occidental way. ____________ Pioneer Station. KGU in Honolulu, which recently affiliated with the National Broadcasting company, Is a pioneer station in the broadcasting field. It first went on the air May, 1922, and was thirty-second station licensed by the federal radio commission. KGU exchanges programs with the NBC by shortwave to San Francisco, a distance of 2,100 miles. Jack Whitinjr on Air Jack Whiting, musical comedy baritone star, is now being heard in a new series of programs Mondays. Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:45 to 11 p. m., central standard time, over WJZ and stations, including KOIL. NKTWOaa •»r.LECTIONS. i S.M m. m.—“Thi- (•» rlmru. »f ^ .VW tnir«« fron* Murmon i l.Biip fit»; i. .«ottthwtfk. iNRt » 14 '—WINK, ROA. t aa—«authUnb Sfc.uh..; R»». All»n, mi-.»f«r-nlti nrcrn pttach»», ■ UP*t fppaiipr, *>oulhrfn^lrr*. m»lP «aartPt; I. p » pp l»»nd (NBf-WIAI)| —»»>». ^ I f.lM—fhurrh nf thp Air: ’Thrhtm»« an« tioad »ill." Or. ». VNrnalh», nf f alvarjr Baptl.i fhnrrh. »aab- ln,ton. n < »AlU l-KMtlX. KMIU , Rtt J. fRphrnadra.l from I.oiidon; rholr of Ml. Marjiarpf« rhiirrh. »p»tmm»trr. In t hrUtma. rarnl ..r»lra tt RM- w %m . - KMOX KS< J. KFH RRI 1 » 18.IMF Major Rowr»' < apM"l Family Hannah KIrln. pl.inlal, I.«mI«p Bava. ao- prano; »aldo Majo and hU pnArm- W p ; »patpll «Jordon, tpnor; Vivian Molt and I.llHan Roapdalp, »«pal duo, Vaaha Bunrhtik. pp IIWI and orrhpatra dlrartor .NBf-MI.AII — »FNH. »IIVF. R«IA. Id.W—VoiPp of Mt. loula; Via* Hiplndpla airing pnapmblp «t BM-»Allf »— RVlox, KMBf. 18. JMV—Morning MuairalP; t;porgp RaaiAv, tpnor; farolyn llppbp, planUt: .Vmpriran Fro Vrt airing quartpt iNBt .» J2)—MRFV. »1». ir;j«>—Rpbroadraat from .Nurpmbprg, flpr- mana, "fhrlalmaa Madp In many,” Vlayor l.uppp, of Nurrmliprg, tor-n'akif: ppnlrr of (Jprmanr (f BM - » VIM ( — K VI U X. RVIBf, KKIIl. KSt J. I'i.WJ—faihPdrat hour; *'Thp VIpaalah," romplPtp firat part; Barbara Man* rpl. rontralto; Vdrip V aaa, yoprano; Thpo Karip, tpnnr; Crane ( aldpr, baaa; rholr and orrhpatra, Channun folllngp, dlrpitor (CBS-HABCI— KMOX. K.vint , 12:15 p. m.—NUf bymphonir hour; Waltpr llamroarh, dlrrrtor (N'BC - »'J7,|— KOIL, ».MAq. KOA. 12 : 1 . 5 —Bop ronrpft; Fuyp»# Bryon Morgan, hyrltonp; JproniP (Iroaa, violtnfat; »allpr laigan, orrhpatra dirprtor (NB( .»l.AF)— »OAF; aftpr 1 IMI— » 0 ». I.;MI—< hurrh of Ihp Air; "The Fraat of fhrlatmaa," Rr». John .1 Itlrnnon, St l.oula r->ihrdrai (CBH-WABt ) — KMOX. KMBt , KSt J. orrhpatra Betty Council, who announre.v Reisman s nrrhe.vtra programs, was born in Amerlcua, Ga., and broke Into radio on her nerve When she played the part of a mountaineer girl In a dramattr piece, she declared she wa.-. a microphone veteran of three year- It was really her first attempt. Sweety Sweet Ipady. Although they h;t%e .sung ’dwect T.ady" separately and as a duel I mnrV than 10,000 times since going on the radio, Julia Sanders<»n and I Frank Crumit never mi. ■ a Tues- ; day or Thursday night without receiving requi’sts, often over long i distance telephone, to include it on ' their "Fiantation" program AVhaty No Radio? *‘Wc are having a debate on 'Rc- .solvcd, that radio broadca.sting hould tw’ aboll.shed.’ ’’ a young dialer wrote NBC recently, "and I would like you to send me .some material. A.s I have the afflrmatue I would like most of it to be on that side. ■ Once a WaKon Driver. Graham M( Namce .started out to be a meat wagon driver. It was back In the days at St. Paul. Minn. He liked the work, but had to give it up after twelve weck.s In that time he had about a runaway a week. Graham siiys a too active horse was to blame. Not His Own Sonji. "Abdul Abulbul Amir," olt« n feat- tuscr by Frank Crumit in hi.-, radio broadcasts and generally thought of , as the singer’s own compo.sitlon. wa.s ! first used a.s a marching song by (NBC. I troops during the Crimean war. still Gets BiR Vlail. Although Phil Cook’.s network. Metropolitan Opera on Air Christmas Afternoon; Famous Sistine Choir to Broadcast from Vatican; Stokowski Plans Feature Music Brahms and Wagner week. To Observe Birthday. station KYW. Chicago, is rounding out It.s tenth year on the air. 2;(W—»'aynp King'* »KAFl—»()». 2:118— Npw Vork rhitharm<tnlr*Symphony »nripty«: .Vrturo Tnsranlnl, llfrrrtnr (< KS - » ABC) — K M O X, KVIBC. KSfJ. KRI.D i ^ , , . .1 2;.58—»'aMnrf Vstorla organ rprltal; Karl Olice arOUnd Slxty RtHtiollS, has Bonawiti. organist «NBt .»J7.»— I dwindled to fifteen, he continues to - ^ _ get approximately 30.000 letters each S:80—Fpruc f.rofp’» orchestra; Jane Froman, contralto; Jarh Fulton, Jr., tPnor : King'* Jr.tprs, »oral trio INB< -»FAFl—»«)». 8:30—Orihp.tral concprt; Ruth l.yon, soprano; < hvrlp. Spprs. tpnor; Roy Shield, director (SBC - » F..AF»— HOW. 4:30— Home Cirrle; Fngll.h Singpr*, guest artist. (SBC-»FAF1—» 0 ». 5:.30—Through the Ipioking Gla..; Cesare Modero, orrhpstra dlrertor; Viola Philo, soprano; ElUabeth liPnno*, rontralto; Theodore Webb, baritone; Fre«l Hnfemlth. tenor (NBC-»'EAF( 1 —»0< -»'IIO, »I»AF. B:.10—Muslrai .Memorie*; ‘‘Christmas In 1 IHK.V,” with Melodvma.ler« and or- phP.tra (CBS-W.VBO—KOII.. 4:30—The Threp Maker.; Frank Luther. Jack Parker and Darrrll »'oodyard, voral trio; »’111 Donaldson, aerom- panisi; Billy Arttt’s danee orrhrs- tra; Bradford Broyyne, master of eeremonlp. < SBC-WF.AFl—WO»'. 7:00—Dave Rublnnffs orchestra; Fddlc Cantor, guest artist (NBC'-WKAFl— WOW. • • K//nv La tW'4iv, Kw4s r/pjk t-'VOi^snvOr TO rM£ lg40 IN A Huooos Ci<iAr fioouenoN ,. Pi4>£nN THB^CANLar f 'A<}£S. 22 rSAflOlDöH'iiÖlA G 1 IU.HHO AjAi THO HAS ACnr- /NSUCf^ N fiQ ppööuQnofJS AS mas , 'S(J4JS£T TP ail' TNà fCAQiO GUILD PPÙÙNAM ANOOTHEÑ.S ' TMAR'5 ÖOIO Ikl FffM TMAiy. MiCk'OPHOWtS avo SruL LIK£S' NfP. OiOfAS-mOHíD £:ci ^ h £ kn COOKtNU HF_ CRASbff D iUTT» PA\>0 ÖKO^DCASTIUO PLAVIWG the OOíCíDP A HA«OHOILED MOUUr- AIM W/OMAkJ IN A dramatic PRlODOCTioR WITH THt P/eerexTTMAT 5HE was a I^AOIO VCT- £RAW OF THRee VtARS £XPC«lAMCt-‘SMt HA0WEV£«2, 6EEM ©CFO«6 A'Mlxt OCFOftt/ — Tliere aren’t mony women program announcers, but Betty Council, radio actress who "Stookie” Allen has .sketched above, i.s one of them. She announces the broadcasts of LeoReifmnn’s orchestni on WEAF and stations, including WOW, Fiidays from 8.30 to 9 p. ni., Lincoln time. The WORLD of BRIDGE BY ELY CULBERTSON World’s Champion Player and Greatest Card Analyst BIDDING AND PLAYING A HAND LESSON 4. It is the first deal of the game, and thus neither side is vulnerable. Partners who have won a game 1100 7:IS-Ro*y Symphony archpslra: MaurlciJ points Or morc) are Said tO be "VUl- nurofi, cirff tor < i ns - w aBI ) — > ____ ^ KMOX. KMRC. KRi-Ds KSFJ. ‘ iierable. That Is, since they have aivamage «hay need only quarct. guest artists; Frank Buck. ' one more game guest speaker; music and dramati- ' tf> a-in thC rub- yUons (XBC-WJZ)—WLW, qj . 8:15-American Album of Familiar Music; OUt of three» Frank Munn (Paul Ulivcri. tenor; ! the penalties fOr Mary McCoy, .«prano; Veronica falling tO make »'Iggins, fohtralto; male quartet; Ohman and Arden, plan« duo; Gustave Macn.chen. orchestra director (NBC-WEAFI—WOW. 8:13—Stag Party; Raymond Knight, comedian, guest artl.t; male quartet; Robert Armbrnater. orchestra director (NBC-WJZ)—WLW. KYW, WREN. 8:38—Adventuring With Count Von Liick- ner (CBS-W ABO—KMOX. KMBC. KftCJ. 8:415— Musical Comedy program; Revelers, male quartet; Coii«tr*s Olga Albani, »oprano; Frank Black,orchestra director (NBC-5VEAF)—WOW. 8:15—s'umher Music; l.udwlg I.auricr’s strine ensemble (NBC-WJZ)—WLW, WREN. 9:08—r.dna Wallace Hopper Variety show, featuring gue.t slar* of stage and screen; Edna Wallace Hopper, mistress of ceremonies; I.ondon Kit Kat Klub orchestra (CBS-WABC) — KMOX. KMBC. KRLD, 9:15—National Oratorio society; 'T ^ Banner of St George,” with Reln.Jd Werrenrath, director (NBC-WFAl » —WOW. 1«:S0—.lease Crawford. P®«« «X = ‘‘Recital Night” (NBC-WEAF) WOW. . ,, l«;S8-Callfornla Melodics; urogram details unannounced (CBS-WABC)— » GN, WCCO. KFH. the contract are increased. Therefore, vulnerab 1 e partners must bo more careful noi to overbid their hand.s. Conversely, the non-vulnerable partners may sometimes take slightly longer chances in the hope of setting opixjnents. It is customary to use the compass ix»ints to designate the re- .spective players. The dealer is us- liei This ts the fourth of a series of articles In response to re- qufvtts from numerous readers, designed to explain the elementary principles of contract bridge. One of these appears each week. In them Mr. C'ulb«‘rtson will write espeelally for the l>eneflt of those who have never pl.tyed contract and who may even be unfamiliar with the method of playing It. 'The articles will cover the (tame from Its basic elements to the higher phases of contract bridge. The series In its entirety will comprise a complete course of instruction in “How to play Contract." 9 trick.s and the opponent.s will severe 50 i)oints for defeating the contract. TODAY’.S POINTER. Question: Wliat is the honor requirements for an opening bid of one? An.swer: Two and one-half honor- trlcks or a queen above average hand. ANSWERvS TO QUES'nONS. Procedure After OvercaJI of Part* ncr’s Opening Two-Illd. Question; Must partner respond to an opening two-bid even though there be an Intervening bid? An.swer; An intervening bid to the left of a player opening with a two- bid releases his iiartner from any obligation to rese)x)nd on that i round. He should not make any call once more. If his nartner bids only three, north bids two spades. Bid No 4 -East’s club suit is too i ‘y.'irhTe&rthan“!* hono‘r-trrck‘un!ei^s weak to bid and he has no .support folding a dLstributional raise, which for the diamond .suit bid by his partner, so he passes. Bid No. 5--South counts his hand as worth 6 trick.s in play after bis ; 8]xtdes X Hearts J x x x x might be given under those circumstances. For in.stance, south two hearts; west two spades; north partner has supported the spade ___ _____ - .suit. He believes he can take 5 tricks uairv' Yaired’’south, in the opening I in .spades and 1 trick in hearts. His ■ • .... partner, by his bid, has promised to ks w deal, and his partner, sitting op- l)osite him, is north. West, of course, sits at the left hand of south and east to the right. These names are often retained throughout a session of contract, no matter who is the dealer. After three passes the last bid becomes the contract. The player sitting to the left of the declarer <as the player Is called who wins the bidding» leads a card, the partner of the declarer icRllcd the dummy» C HRISTMAS afternoon will bring the fwRt broadcast of a complete Oi>era, "Hansel and Gretel." from the stage of the Metro- )K)litan Opera house In Neve York CTMy to a nation of radio listeners over the combined WEAP and WJZ networks of the National Broadcasting company. The broadcast will be on the air from 1 to 2:40 p. m. Lincoln time. Many radio Ustrners will recall the early days when they tuned in on opera over station KYW, Chicago. In 1926 KYW started to put on complete operas from the Chicago Civic Opera house, giving control engineers their first real e.xjierience In such pickupj;. In later years after the formation of NBC parts of these ojieras were distributed on the network once r week. Such broadcasts have continued since. Thus when the Metropolitan gets on the air, opera broadcasts will be originating la both New York and Chicago. To Sing (ireat iiassies. It will be 3:30 o’clock Christmas morning in Rome when the Sistine singers of the Vatican gather to broadcast a program of Christmas music to America. It will be picked up and rebroadcast in this country over WEAP and stations, including WOW, Christmas eve from 8:30 to 9o’clock. This will be the first broadcast of the Sistine choir which provides music for the famous Sistine chaiiel of the Vatican Under the direction of Monseignor Antonio Rella, a ijrogram of six great classics will be broadcast to this country. The clioir, compaspd originally of thirty- two choral chaplains, is heat'd only In the Sistine chapel at functions where the l>ope officiates. With traditions running back sixteen centuries and including such masters of church music as Palestrina and Vittoria. the choir is generally believed to be the most famous in the world. Continues Survey of Music. Leoixild Stokowski will conduct the Philadelphia orchestra in a pro- Robert Vlviai, veteran character actor of the legitimate stage, and Donald Hughes, famed for his work in the erstwhile "Daddv and Iloilo” program are shown in their respective roles of "Scrooge" and "Tiny Tim" which they will enact as part of the presentation of Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol’’ on Christmas eve ov’er the Colombia network. The play is presented annually and the coming production will mark the third time Donald Hughes has played “Tiny Tim” for radio listeners. tion.s from the symphonic type gram devoted entirely to Brahms that had bwn perfect by Beethoven and Wagoner, representing the Bis carefully balanced design and neo-elassical and modern romantic attentmn to detail in the schools in the survey of musical «wking out of themes, marked in history whkji he is presenting. S.^°^°’^skis interpretation. are when he broadcasts through seventy individual, however, stations of the Columbia Broad- ..selections casting system Saturday from 7:15 ^iPfifHeds Joj^ney to the Rhine, to 9 p. m.. central standard time, and The broadcast will originate In the Bi’unnhilde s Immolation, all from Philadelphia Academy of Music. f^e great music drama that comes The first half will consist of l^st m the tetralogy- kn^^^^ Brahms’ first svmphonyu and the < Bmg of the Nibelungs. FCTOnd of a series of extracts from | Christmas Radio Schedule. mnvíL , I Following is a list of the out^ standing Christmas broadcasts on eai forms were adequate as vehicles the air this week: of expression for the most ad- Sunday, December 20 vanced musical thought. Brahms g;30 to 9:30'a. m.—"The Mes.siah.” made only slight outward devia- * by chorus of 600 voices frena Mormon Tabernacle .Salt Lake City: Alfred J. Southwick, director iNBC-WJZ)— WENR. WLW. 9:30 to 9:45— Rebroadcast from London; choir of St. Margaret’s church, Westminster (CBS-WABC) — KMOX. KSCJ. 11:30 to 11:45—Rebroadcast from Nuremberg, Germany; "Christmas Made in Germany." Mayor Luppe of Nuremberg (CBC-WABC) — KMOX. KSCJ. 12:00 to 12:45 p. m.— Cathedral hour; ’•'The Messiah.” complete first part. Barbara Maurel. contralto; A d e 1 e Vasa, soprano, Theo Karle, tenor; Crane Calder, bass; choir and orchestra; Chan- non Collinge. director (CBS- WABC)—KMOX. 4:30 to 5:00—Home Circle; English singers, guest artists (NBC- WEAF j —WOW. 9:15 to 0:45—National Oratorio society; "The Banner of St. George”. Relnald Werrenrath, director (NBC-WEAF) — WOW. Monday, December 21. 7:00 to 7:30 p. m.—Archer Gibson, concert organist (NBC-WJZ) —WJR, WREN. 8:00 to 8:30—Roy Bargy’s orchestra; Hamilton club male Chous, of Chicago; Edward Davies, baritone (NBC-WJZ —WLS, WFAA, KOA. Tuesday, December 22. 2:30 to 3:00 p. m.—Musical Americana; Christmas program by Julia Mahoney, sopr a no, mixed chorus and orchestra (CBS-WABC) —KMOX. Wednesday, December 23. .9:00 to 9:15 p. m.—"Don’t Open Until C h r l s t m a s," talk. Christopher Morley, poet and author (NBC-WEAF)—WOW. Thursday, December 24. 9:30 to 9:45 a. m — Rebroadcast from Cambridge, England; Christamas carol service by choir of King’s College chapel (CBS-WABC) — KMOX, KSCJ, KMBC. 12:30 to 1 p. m.—Annual carol service of National Press club, Washington: National Capital choir (CBS-WABC)—KMOX, KMBC. KSCJ. 3:30 to 3:45—Christmas greetings to service and ex-service men of nation. Secretary of War Patrick J. Hurley, Secretary of the Navy haries Francis Adams, and Brigadier General Frank T. Hines, veterans’ affairs administrator (CBS— WABO—KMOX. KMBC. 4:00 to 4:30—National Community Christmas tree lighting tn Sherman square, Washington; President and Mrs. Hoover. Vice President Curtis. participants (NBC-WEAF and (CBS-WABC— -WENR, WOC-WHO, KMOX. 5:00 to 5:15—Rebroadcast from Vlpzip. Germany, choir of St. Thomas’ church, Leipzig (CBS-WABC» — KMOX, KMBC,, KSCJ.) 7:00 to 8:00—Rudy Valles and his Connecticut Yankees; Mme. Ernestine Schumann-Hcink, guest artist (NBC-WEAF)— WOW. 8:00 to 8:30—Dramatic Musicale; Yuletide program with Rachel Morton, .soprano; Sigurd Nüs­ sen, bass; Harold Hansen, tenor; Rondollers quartet; Jeffrey Harris, orchestra director (NBC-WEAF)—WOW. 8:30 to 900—Rebroadcast of Sistine choir from Rome (NBC- WEAF)—WOW. ture. "Hansel with Adele Vasa, soprano; Barbara Maurel, contralto; chorus and (»-chestra (CBS- points. Trick No. 1: West leads the king of diamonds. (The king is the correct lead when leading from such honor combinations as AK, AKQ, KQIO or KQJ.) North plays the 3 of diamonds, east the ten of diamonds, and south the 6 of diamonds. West wins the trick with his king. ........................................ 'Frick No. 2;'Tlie player who takes Paul Whiteman and his band Icpaled. an(i plays those in the ¡a trick makes the next lead. There- ___ lavs his thirteen cards face up on YITTsURfinH iin ToUF I tbe table. The declarer plays his Whiteman nana on luui take 4 tricks with his hand. Six plus Diamonds K 10 x x Clubs X x x could bid three hearts. A pass would four cijuals tern so south bids for : most eloquent way of shov game, four sj^ides being worth 120 ^ ^ggi^ ^and. points, if made, and game being 100 will leave Chicago after Janiiarv 1 j dummy hand, which all the players to start a vaudeville tour to last 1 may .see. —.— ^., 1 ) J Impress on every reader that bidding i.s mental play—that Is. it Ls a prediction of the number of tricks that a player will try to until June, with a contract to call for $7,000 a week and expenses. Sistine Choir Sings In place of the “Adventures of | Ls 'chosen as trump or the hand is Sherlock Holmes” program Christ-| played at no-trump, as the player fore, west leads the queen of dia- Exaggerated Timidity. Question: North and south are vulnerable and have 40 on rubber game. North bid two hearts. North held: Simdes A Q J 9 8 6 Hearts — Diamonds A J 10 9 7 8 Clubs 9 South held: Spades XXX Hearts A K J 10 x x Dlamond.s K x Clubs A K monds. east the knave of dianmnd.s ! bid two spades, .south tliree and .south the 8 of dianiond.s. West win-s this trick with his queen. Tiick No. 3: West now leads the ace of diamonds, north plays the 7 mas eve. the Sistine choir singing from Rome, will be heartl on ■WEAP’.«! network. The ^transmission will be made to America by short waves. ___________ Here’s Bernie’s Idea. “’The depression is almost over, Ben Bernie in^formcd ra(lio in a recent broadcast. If it isnu Mahatma Gandhi will be the world s best dressed man, he saia. Mayo’s Loyal Friend. cigarettes are one («ni John Mavo CBS announcer, does nc)t need in his budget of expenditures. SfhafoSrdevofed lovfl ^fg^; less fan who sends him ^gulariy one carton of cigarettes each week. Doing His Share. Herman Hupteld. writer and sohst on the Rumpel ers" program, says ttiat his song, “When Yuba Plays the Tuba Down in Cuba.” has helped the °n by providing work for a lot of unemployed tuba players. make provided a certain named suit 1 of diamonds, east, having no more ’ ■ diamonds, discards the 8 ol clubs and south plays the 9 of diamonds suggests by his bid. A bid of one is a prediction that the player making such bid and his partner can together take 7 tricks if the hand Is played as suggested by the bidder. (A bid of two is a prediction of 8 tricks and so on up to a bid of seven, which is a prediction that the combined hands will take all the tricks. When a hand is played with a suit as trump, any card of that suit takes rank above any card of any other suit. Tlie hand: 4 JS ^ 10 9 8 0 A KQ 4 2 ^ K 6 8 4 A K Q 9 8 (J) A 4 3 0 9 8 8 4k 3 2 The Biddlnip: (The bids are made In the order numbered.) 915 to 9:45—Grand Opera Mlnla- "Hansel and Gretel,” East (.3)24 (4) Pass "ass (8)Pas8 WABO — KMOX, KMBC, South West North KSCJ, WIBW. „f iDlA (2)2(5 (.3)2 , <6)44 (T>P 1100 to 12;0O— Christmas carol lervice; Barbara Maurei contralto; Crane Calder, bass, Theo Karle, tenor; chorus and orchestra (CBS-WABC) —KMOX.KMBC. KSCJ. Friday, Dereml»er 25. (Christmas Day.) Q‘ 4 S 1 m Music by 72-bell caril- ------_ Inn of Riverside drive church, ¡biddable .suit and 2-’a honor-tricks^ New York City (NBC-WJZ) He therefore bids two diamoncis It -KOIL KOA. I he was the first to bid he would bid 10:00 to l 0 ; 30 U-German Licder pc- but one, but he has to jnd two to West wins this trick with the ace of diamonds. West has now taken three tricks. South must win the remainder to make his contract. Trick No. 4; West now leads the 5 of club-s. North plays the ace of clubs, east the 7 and .south the 2. North wins this trick with the ace of clubs. Trick No. 5; The declarer leads from dummy the 4 of spades. East plays the 2 of spades. S’outh the ace of .spades and west the 3 of spades. South wins this trick with the ace. Trick No. 6: South leads the king of .spades West plays the knave ol spades, north the 6 of spades and east the 5 of spades. South wins this trick with the king. These two leads have taken all the trumps from the hands of east and west. The play from this point is extremely simple. Trick No. 7: South now the ace of hearts. West plays the 8 of heart.s, north the 5 and east the 2. South wins this trick with the ace. Trick No. 8: South leads the 3 of hearts, west plays the 9 of hearts, north the knave of hearts and east the 6 of hearts. North wins this trick with the knave. 'Trick No. 9: North leads the queen of hearts, east plays the 7 of hearts, .south the 4 of hearts and west the ten of hearts. North wins this trick with the queen. Trick No. 10: North lead.s the Bid No. 1—The requirement for an opening bid is 2 -’2 honor-tricks. king of hearts, east di.scards the 9 If a suit is bid it must be a biddable ! of clubs, .south discards the 3 • of hearUs, north four diamonds, south four no-trump. Even though the hands made live no-trumj) south criticized north tor bidding at all. I’lease give your opinion on this very interesting hand. I was playing north and felt that we had slam ixxssibllitles and we would have macfe small slam in spades as the king lay west two deep. The diamond queen was four deep on the east. Answer: 'The hand Is an almost sure small slam in spades which should be arrived at without much difficulty (after north has shown two strong suits, south could the .spades, although holding sllgiit- ly below adequate trump support, In view of his powerful outside holding). South’s criticism is entirely- unjustified. Bold Bidding and Play, Question: This hand was an actual situation provoking much argument. Was the bidding sound? In the play, .should north take a double finesse in spades? 4 Q J 7 2 9 8 4 3 0 10 4 4 9 8 1 2 0 5 3 4 Q 2 The Bkklii«s suit. (See Lesson 2» South has 3 honor-tricks <a little better than 2-’-.» and a rather .strong suit. In other words, with his hand he can I'cbld when his turn to bid comes around again. So he o))ens with a bid of one in his biddable suit. Bid No. 2—West also ha.s a strong club.s and west the 2 of diamonds. North wins this trick with the king of hearts. South then lays his card.s on the table and claims the 3 remaining tricks as his hand contains nothing but trumps and neither of his opponents hold any trump.*;. South thus make.s his contract. Tn contract the finst 6 tricks tcken by the declarer are called his bfx)k. The count begins with the seventh trick. Having taken 10 tricks of the 13, the West North Baf Pass 39 40 Pass Pas« 64 Pass pass «4 • Pass 89 P mb Pass *GameMvei; ; Tl)ebiddingis quite 10:30 South Pass 49 69 Pass Pass • Ansv sound, although it would seem that north and .south could have made up their minds a little earlier if they intended to bid for n slam. The play presents a very close que.'ition. (S^k-W^A B^C)^°-^K M oT. I opeiatS "from hlf^itieil'rthfnk KMBC. KSCJ. ner s openly bid. ' Th«?^ftudent will notice that every a double in spades is indicat- to ll;30-Servlce from, Na- | tricks he expects his partner to^ma^ ed and .should be taken if west fails to cover. There is a i)>ibiUty that ea-st may hold six diamonds, six clubs and one spade, very i>osslbly an honor, but the fact that he the ace in one and the ace queen in the other of his two suits is a further Indication that he may have a second void suit. tional Cathedral in Washing- ¡with his cards. He has adequate sup- , player must follow suit If he^hold.s ton D C "The Spiritual | port for the suit named as trump— a card of the suit led. If Im cannot Significance of Christmas four small trumps being sufficient. , follow suit—that is. if he has no mhii Vear to the English- 'This support counts trick. His card.s of the .suit led—he may dis- This, ,Year ""g^ishop hearts are worth 2 tricks-l-‘i; for «'«rH frmn snme other suit (not Speaking World, James E. Freeman; music^ choir (CBS-WABC — KMOX, KMBC. KSCJ. the honor strength and. since the fourth heart has a fair chance of ! taking a trick, H trick for the ad- card from some other suit (not trumps» or play a trump to win the trick, as he This hand Is extremely simple and 11-30 to lD4£^ from ' ditional card in that suit. The ace involves no difficult que.stions of 11.30 to 11 . jgg Dickens." of clubs is worth 1 trick and the play. The declarers aim Is to lead Ohbert K Chesterton (CBS- 1 fact that north holds only two cards | trumps so that his opponents have Gilbert K. _ __ in the suit is worth 1 additional ] none left and then discard a club WABO — KMOX, KSCJ. 1:00 to 2:40 p. m.—Metropolitan trick, as he will be able to trump the third round of that suit. I’here- from his own hand on a heart led from the dummy. If he has not drawn or plaved out trumps, he can WOW. WLW, KYW, KOA. i mum and 5 tricks as a maximum. Koiii. Reserving the possibility oi raising trumps and then fails to discard the club on the heart, he will take but Copyright, 1931, by Ely Culbertson QUE.STIONS AN.SWERED. Mr. Culbertson will be glad to I answer que*(tions on bidding and ; play of hands sent in by r<»idera. ; Address him in care of this news* paper, enclosing a tw»-eent { stamped, self-addressed envelope.

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