Chess Group Asks Soviet Visa Speed
Chess Group Asks Soviet Visa Speed CLEVELAND. Aug. 8 (A The U. S. Chess Federation cabled Soviet Leader Nikita S. Khrushchev today with a request that he help speed up visas for two contestants in the federation's tournament here for their trip to Moscow to compete with Russian players. The players are Bobby Fischer, 14, of Brooklyn, N. Y., who has been the U. S. junior chess champion twice, and Ed-mar Mednis, 20, of New York City, the intercollegiate champion. - Their passports are at the Soviet Embassy in Washington awaiting Soviet approval for visas. ; Arthur B. Bisguicr, national champion from Brooklyn, ' is among th- 11 leaders in the third round of the tournament here with three points to their credit. . The others include Donald and Robert Byrne, brothers, also of Brooklyn; Geza Fuster, Toronto, Canada: Paul Brandt, New York City; Simon D. Ramirez, Mexican champion: Hans Berliner, Washington, D. C; Saul Wanctick, Philadelphia; Leslie F. Ault, Cranford, N. J., and Lawrence Lipking and Richard Kause, Cleveland.