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YEAR ago I hardly knew what an

"A invitation looked like. Today I re


ceive so many bids to house parties and bridge luncheons that sometimes I scarcely know which to accept. course, I always knew a lot of people in my home town, but when I moved to the city I was almost appalled to live in a community with people who want to know who your great-grandfather was.

"I am not a social climber, but I guess every girl likes to have a circle of friends-to know nice people. One day my husband and I went to a Charity Bridge. My partner, a woman who is a social leader, seemed very much impressed by my game from the start. Finally a situation came up where I had to make a sound decision or we would be set. She made trump. One of our opponents doubled, I sat there with a lot of hearts in my hand and one missing suit. What should I do?

"A year ago I should have been in a panic, but now I knew absolutely what to do and I did it. We won the hand and the rubber. This woman was my friend for life. From that time, invitations seemed to come to me out of the blue sky. I must say that I think I am one of the most sought after girls in the town. I owe it all to learning to play Auction well. And I learned almost before I realized, just by reading 'Auction Bridge in Twelve Lessons' and by playing the hands described with the special packs of cards that are a part of these lessons. In a week, after I received the lessons, I learned more about the game than in three years previously, just stumbling along and listening to the wrong kind of advice."

Everyone must play Auction

THIS girl's experience in learning to play masterful Auction can be your experience, too. Auction Bridge has become one of our chief social diversions. No one loves a poor player as a partner. A good player is always welcome.

What fun is there in being a "dub"? It is so easy to play good Auction that it is foolish to blunder along, repeating

-and just because I played good auction bridge

the same mistakes, trying a partner's patience a social liability instead of an asset.

Auction Bridge is founded on definite rules of play. A few key principles can be adapted to a wide variety of hands. There is very little guess work about Auction when you really understand it. It is probably the most scientific card game in the world. It is certainly the most fascinating. The only people who think Auction is a game of luck are those who don't know how to play it.

Let a master of the game teach you sound methods

MILTON C. WORK is the leading authority on Auction Bridge in the world. His text books are the accepted standard. His opinions are the last word in Auction. The new method of teaching Auction perfected by Mr. Work called "Auction Bridge in Twelve Lessons" enables you to learn a good, sound game in an astonishingly short time.

You will find immediately when you play a hand and read the lesson relating to it that Bridge is not at all a game of luck or chance. Skill counts every time. It is easier to play good Bridge than poor Bridge-when you know how.

When playing for prizes or stakes, haven't you wished that you knew just a little bit more about the game so that you wouldn't be on the loser's end? You may be astounded at the improvement these lessons may make in your game in a single evening.

Every hand has possibili. ties. It is the hands where re-entry cards make it possible to take tricks or where an unexpected play upsets your opponent's calculations that the expert has an advantage.

If you are fond of Bridge, you know the thrill that comes when you have executed a masterful play. If you only play Bridge because you are obliged to, when you learn to play a sound game, you will seek opportunities rather than to avoid them.

The complete course "Auction Bridge" consists of six packs of lesson cards, containing 96 typical hands, together with twelve clearly written explanatory lessons, each lesson covering 8 hands.

Our special offer

AS A SPECIAL introductory offer we will send you, for $1.75, the first two lessons and the pack of lesson cards containing 16 typical hands. You will be. amazed to find how much you can improve your game. Do not send any money in advance. Just pay the postman $1.75 when the lessons arrive, plus postage. Then, when you have studied these lessons and have found how simply and easily you can become a master of Bridge, you may, if you desire, order the balance of the lessons, and the money you have paid will be credited.

MILTON-BRADLEY COMPANY 82 Park Street, Springfield, Mass.

I am interested in "Auction Bridge in 12 Lessons," by Milton C. Work, which provide a short cut to masterful Auction. Please send the first two lessons and special lesson pack No. 1, containing the first sixteen hands which these lessons cover.

I understand that I am to send no money now, but merely to pay the postman $1.75 plus postage on their arrival, and these lessons will become my absolute property.

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THE BOOK TABLE (Continued)
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fact will indicate the practical, progress-
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HERE is a new era dawning for America. To-day city and country are being rapidly tied together by a new link which will make it possible for us all to have twenty-four-hour eggs for breakfast, milk from last night's milking, vegetables still wet with the dew, and any number of things which have heretofore been the prerogative of the gentleman farmer. No longer will the individual find it necessary to wrestle with the cutworm and swap garden lore over the fence with his nextdoor neighbor, for his wife will be able to purchase fresh vegetables in the open market for less than he can grow them, and of a better quality.

On the other hand, the wife of the farmer is coming into her own. Up to ten years ago the life of the woman on the farm was one eternal round of petty

All the way down the annals of history progress has been marked by better communication. Isolated sections cannot grow beyond a certain point. Interchange of commodities, interchange of ideas, has meant not only the upbuilding of commerce but the mental advancement of every community.

While the introduction of the automobile has meant much to the pleasureloving members of the community, it has played a much greater part in its readjustment of social conditions. Chi!dren are carried to school by auto-bus without tying up motive power which is needed for work on the farm; smallstore keepers are learning better business methods because of better touch with the outside world and increased business; and women are patronizing home markets because they are able to

and considerate in all its dealings duties. To-day the farmer's wife is part get there and make personal selections.

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domestic science, reads the magazines, and follows along with her children in their work at school.

She shops in the near-by town and she knows values. No longer is she dependent on the itinerant peddler for sleazy calico and thin-bottomed pans. She attends bargain sales, supports local merchants with her trade, stands for better merchandising, and knows to a cent just what commodities are worth. She visits the moving-picture shows and enjoys educational films. She knows why unsanitary methods are a public menace, and she finds herself enjoying the neighborly competition which makes her but ter a little better and more in demand than that of her neighbor next door.

What has brought about this change, and what is all this doing toward the making of a broader and better America?

Then, too, the city worker finds it possible to live in the outlying districts and still go to his work in town even if he is not the possessor of a car, for bus lines are gridironing outlying districts; the rural motor express is making short work of carrying commodities and transportation is just at the other end of the telephone.

An interesting experiment was made some little time ago by a local Chamber of Commerce in New York State. The purpose was to provide better transportation facilities for out-of-town residents and to increase local business.

A waiting station was built in a central location of the town, and in the station were placed a number of small bins, each bin being marked with the number of a motor-bus route. Packages sent to the station by merchants are deposited in the proper bin, and may be claimed by the passenger on a special ticket or are delivered at the homes by the motor-bus driver, who drops them off at the respective houses as he covers his

route. A small fee is charged, and the expense is sometimes borne by the merchant and sometimes by the customer. As the busses serve the country district for a radius of eighteen miles, this has proved not only a distinct service to country buyers but an immense stimulant to local trade. Telephone orders have increased to such an extent that telephone order desks have been installed in many of the stores and special buyers fill orders by personal selection, becoming so well acquainted with the needs of their trade that they make selections with almost unerring accuracy.

Maintenance costs, including salary of the attendant at the terminal, are covered by the profits from the news-stand, which sells the usual run of popular

magazines and candies, and by the small
charge for package storage. Each bus
driver carries a key to the station, and
the door is unlocked by the first one who
comes in the morning and is locked
again by the man who covers the last
route. Increase in local trade has
proved remarkable even to the most en-
thusiastic sponsors of the plan.

Not only has the motor bus brought
the outlying district into close touch
with the city, but it has been a flexible
means of bridging temporary gaps in
transportation. In the Far West it has
penetrated to those isolated sections
whose inhabitants have many of them
never seen a railway. Twelve thousand
motor trucks are used to take children
to school in this country and hundreds

of bus lines have been established with regular scheduled routes.

Not less difficult than that of the outof-town resident has been the position of the railways in handling passenger, mail, and light express service on their side-lines. Little jerk-water railways have often been willing enough to give service, but the expense involved in providing a crew of three or four men to operate the engine and combination passenger and freight car not only ate up the profits of that branch but those of the others as well. Fare for half a dozen passengers a day, a little freight, and a few bags of mail does not offset wages, coal, and the standing charges of equipment.

With a view to relieving their diffi




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