You have nothing to think about. But you must do your drill and you must have a gun that fits you so that it comes up always in such a way that your eye sees the sighting plane terminating in the foresight.
J. M. KIDD
? Martin Kane made the point that Lucky's technique is essentially that of a good shotgunner, but that his genius lies in the ability to do (and teach others to do) with a rifle and-pistol what is considered topnotch work with a shotgun, which has the big advantage that the length of the shot string and the spread of the shot compensate for small errors in accuracy and timing.—ED.
BRIDGE: I AM FROM CALIFORNIA
Reading Charles Goren's article concerning the meeting of bridge instructors (The Heart That Broke Par, SI, Oct. 27), I was reminded of a phenomenon that I have encountered recently which I simply fail to comprehend.
Certain bridge players in this city (quite a number, in fact), while playing rubber bridge, make use of a bid called Winslow. The Winslow is injected into the bidding during the first round, and the oral bid is, simply, "Winslow." Whenever I hear this my sensibilities about strict and proper bidding are jolted and I become completely unjointed. However, they go on to tell me sincerely that the Winslow is categorized between one spade and one no trump; that the opposing team must bid one no trump or two of a suit to overbid the Winslow.
The Winslow bid means something, I don't know what, to the bidder's partner that is somewhat similar to the short club convention.
I have had this aborted bidding started at a table where I was playing, but I have always refused to recognize the bid, much less let it stand. I have also heard of its being much used in this area.
The people who use it attribute it directly to a Goren instructor here in Wichita Falls and swear that it is a Goren system.
I am from California and simply do not believe that there is any such thing. If there is, my wife and I are going to invent our own system of "dead soldier" or something equally as foolish.
Seriously, I have always blindly believed that the only correct bids in bridge were one, two, etc. clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades, or no trump—period!
Please give me an authoritative statement clearing up this matter that I may carry with me to the next bridge party I attend.
ANTHONY L. STOLZ
Wichita Falls, Texas