Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 17, 1963 · Page 26
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 26

Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 17, 1963
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2S\.Gdte<buro'R^fate^M6llr(S!a.teibiirQ;:.lll.' Wed, July 17, 1963 Growing Up Involves Passing Through Wilderness of Error By HAL BoVLE NEW YOftK (AP)-One of the rewards of parenthood is to have your children be ashamed of you —and, Inter, to be proud of you. Cnn you remember being ashamed of your parents? I can—very clearly. Most people can if they go back to that crannied corner of childhood. In my generation it was part of the wonderful nonsense of be- ttCOBY ON BRIDGE Play, Not Luck, Loses Contract By OSWALD JACOBY Newspaper Enterprise Assn. South felt that he was right conservative merely to bid four spades and then refrain from redoubling. NORTH 6 None V64 • 3632 + Q985432 17 WEST (D) *Q2 VKQ107 2 • 974 *AK10 EAST 4K987 V J9853 • 10 5 * J6 SOUTH *AJ106£43 ¥A 4 AKQJ + 7 Both vulnerable West North East South IV Pass 2¥ 4* Pass Pass Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V K It was just as well that there was no redouble because South did not make his contract. He started all right by winning the heart opening and leading out his ace of trumps, but he continued with the jack of trumps. West took his queen and later on South had to lose two more trump tricks and a club. South should have followed his ace of spades with a. low one. West would still take his queen, but South could play his jack of spades later on and eventually pick up East's nine spot with the ten. Why was South's unfortunate result due to bad play and not to luck? Because South had nothing to gain by leading the jack of spades after taking his ace. Should trumps break 3-3, he was only going to lose two spade tricks on any play. Should either defender hold four to the king- queen South would have to lose three trump tricks, but it either opponent held queen-small or king-small then the low play would save that all-important contract. ing young to entertain the idea that gypsies had stolen you as a baby and your present parents were not, in fact, your real parents. As a boy I used to look at myself in the mirror and wonder who I really was until my senses reeled. But much as I wished to think of myself as the victim of a gypsy kidnaping, my common sense would not allow me to pursue the dream too far. That face looking back at me was too utterly the son of my father. I was too honest to kid myself. But I hated to lose that dream that I had been stolen by gypsies from high grandeur and put by them into my mean, estate. So I clung to that dream and bore a grudge against my parents for being what they were— my parents. What a titanic snobbery a child goes through before he grows up! What a wilderness of error he must wade before he reaches the far side of the forest! My parents were people of little education but great wisdom. I know that now but didn't realize it then. As I rode a delivery bicycle by night for the neighborhood drug store—bringing a magazine and a bottle of medicine to those in want—and studied in high school by day, I dreamed of marble halls I felt I really deserved. It was only when I was in college that I began to shed the foolish shame of being my parents* child. Sitting in the front porch swing one day, my mother said, "Harold, you know we've done the best we can by you," and I said, "Well, I know other parents, who have done more," and my mother fled in tears. That was the only time I knowingly made her cry. I sat in that front porch swing a long time all alone, and began to grow up. Another time in college I was- involved as a passenger in a car accident. My father said nothing about the expense, but as he drove me home from the hospital we passed a cemetery, and he said, "There's a silent city—son, I'm glad your not in it." Then I grew up a great deal more, and was no longer ashamed of my parents. Now when I look in the morning mirror. I no longer shave myself alone. In middle age I shave my father, 26 years dead. It is his face I see in the mirror. Supper Planned By Maquon OES MAQUON—Mrs. Allen Pructt, worthy matron and Floyd Mathews, patron pro tern presided July 9 when Goodwill Chapter 184 convened in the Masonic Hall. Those helping were Mrs. Chloie Smith, Mrs. Frances Dredge and Mrs. Helen Buckmah. Mrs. Mildred Mathews thanked the chapter for the potted plant she received while in the hospital. Mrs. Chloie Smith and Mrs. Frances Dredge contributed to the birthday bank. There will be a potluck supper for the August meeting at 6:30 at the Maquon city park. Families were invited. Mrs. Norma Brashear and Mrs. Helen Buckman .served refreshments. Gilson Man Vacations In St. Louis GILSON — Donald McLaren of Gilson is driving the Galesburg Register-Mail truck this week while Andrew Shumakcr is spending his vacation in St. Louis and in the Ozarks. Shumaker has been on this route seven years. Dr. Harry McKown is spending a few days with friends and relatives at Mount Pleasant, Tcnn. Ricky Jones of Oneida spent a week with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Paulsgrove, while his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reece R. Jones, were on a vacation trip with Mr. and Mrs. Max Paulsgrove of Aledo to Eastern states. They returned home Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Snell and Mrs. Evelyn Westfall were callers in Victoria Sunday at homes of Mrs. Carl Cree and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Morgan. For I VACATION MONEY see I PUBLIC FINANCE I J Fast Service J Up to $800 i On sensible plans ' * Honey to Go Mow — Pay * | Later I Thousands use our | • plans every year for their • I vacations—you can, too. I I With good credit and steady • • employment, you're all set. • • Coll, write or come * | in today for the | I amount you want, i I YoM CM tfepeatf om • PUBLIC \ j NAN CM \ napORAllQH Recent Bride, Is Honoree at Gilson Event GILSON - Mrs. Alvin Jefferson and Mrs. Homer Upton were co-hostesses at a miscellaneous shower Sunday afternoon in the Upton home honoring Mrs. David Abel of Marquette, Mich., a recent brrde. Mr. and Mrs. Abel reside in Marquette, where he is stationed in the Air Force. The table was decorated in pink and white with a pink umbrella and white streamers. Guests attending wore Mrs. Betty Howard, Mrs. John Abel, Mrs. Dorothy Taylor, Mrs. Marlone McCann, Mrs. Darlene Thurman, all of Abingdon; Mrs. Floyd Abel, Galesburg; Mrs. Wilbur Dalton and Mrs. Donna Soper, Knoxville; Mrs. Elaine Rice, Kathy, Janet and Mary Ann of Cameron. Also. Mrs. Eugene McCormick and Carol of Hanna City; Mrs. Linda Hall, MaquoD; Mrs. Jane Voorhees and Diana, Ellisville: Mrs. Fred Abel, Wenona, and Mrs. Joe Parmenter, Mrs. Bob Bishop and Mrs. Ralph Brush, of ' Gilson. World's first railroad ticket was sold in Baltimore, Md. TOM MOOTY Store Manager "Our Doors are Wide Open end We • i Business — Drive In Today for the BEST DEAL IN TOWN." Don't miss 188 EAST SIMMONS STREET l> 5 m OPEN-DOOR Dfift TUBELESS NYLONS TU BELESS 8.70.15 or 7.50.14 Blackballs Plus tax and 2 trade-in tires off your car Major Brand Change-Over Tires . at UNHEARD OF • LOW PRICES Many of these original equipment tires 'were used less than 100 miles before they were traded in on new Firestone Tires. »nd2tradi four car firttton* RETREADS WHITE WALLS ANY SIZE Plus tax and 4 trade-in tires of same size off your car WM Just say / FREE CHOOSE YOUR TERMS... pay weekly, semi-monthly or monthly M Many More Values .. . 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