Fairbanks Daily News-Miner from Fairbanks, Alaska on August 11, 1973 · Page 27
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Saturday, August 11, 1973
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Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Fairbanks, Alaska, Saturday, August 11,1973-A-15 World chess challenger picked By JOSEPH MILL BROWN Copley News Service The Iveningrad Interzonal was one of two summer chess tournaments (trie other was scheduled for Brasilia, if they can ever find it) designed to choose.six players who, with Boris Spassky and Tigran Petrosian, will play a series of matches next year to pick a challenger for Bobby Fischer. Leningrad combined shock and predictability. It was no surprise to see Russia's Anatoly Karpov and Victor Korchnoi sharing first place. It was a big surprise to see America's Robert Byrne nail down the third qualifying spot. The shock was produced · by the elimination of Denmark's Bent Larse and the USSR's Mikhail Tal. Leningrad coincided with England's annual tennis classic at Wimbledon. A first- round loser there was Neale Fraser, who won the singles final in 1960, the year Tal took the world chess championship away from Botvimiik. No one, in 1973, expected Fraser to win more man a polite round of applause. But Tal's recent tournament victories had chess fans crossing Fingers over the possibility of Fischer defending his title against a former nemesis who is also one of the century's most romantic and flamboyant chess sylists. Larson's loss was even more devastating; it signaled the possible end to championship aspirations of the West's most formidable competitor next to Fischer. The Dane is pushing 40. Under current rules he could not conceivably be eligible for a title match until 1978, which is a long time to hold your breath. Someone wrote that "fortune favors the bold, especially when they are Alekhines." But not, apparently when they areTalsand Larsens. Without them, the Candidates' Matches could surfer from fogeyism, both old and young. Korchnoi and Byrne are in their forties, and should be no more trouble for the champ than when they were in their thirties. The 22-year-old Kar- ppv's style is creeping classicism -- positional, pastoral, solid. If you think you can guess a player's age by his game, you might figure Karpov a shoo-in for the Senior Citizens' Trophy. CAMER By IRVING DESFOR AP Newsfeatures Whenever the photo credit line "by Joe Clark, HBSS" pops up, I recall an unpretentious buddy with a folksy sense of wisdom and homespun humor plus an ingenious flair for producing story-telling pictures. Years ago, he and I met at photo short courses and seminars and he was called -- and still is -- "Detroit's best known photographer." But he never stopped reminiscing -- and still doesn't -- about his Cumberland Gap beginnings in the Tennessee hills. That's where he acquired his degree, HBSS. It stands for Hill Billy Snap Shooter. For Joe Clark, now 68 and with roots in Cumberland Gap and Detroit, photography like charity begins at home. "People have a notion they have to travel abroad to get 'great pictures,' " he says. "They fancy all they need is the Taj Mahal, Swiss Alps or the spiffy uniform of a Vatican papal guard. " 'Taint so. There are good pictures right under our noses in our own backyards. But you have to sniff 'em out to really see them. And you also have to feel .. to care. When you p u t , feeling into pictures of people doing simple everyday things, you can make great pictures." The most recent book about his native Cumberland Gap, "Tennessee Hill Folk" by Joe Clark, HBSS, has an introductory essay by Jesse Stuart. He's another native mountain boy who grew up to rhapsodize about the area, but his medium is poetry and prose. Stuart rates Clark's 80 photos in the book (published by Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville, Tenn.) as immortal gems, a permanent testimonial la a vanishing way of life. When Clark made his first photos in the 1930s, he never dreamed he was photographing for posterity -- he was only taking pictures of his kinfolk and neighbors for his personal album. He also wanted to show them to his fellow workers on the graveyard shift at a Detroit department store to go along with his hill folk stories. But even then it was evident he handled his $12 camera with the instinctive eye and feeling of a photographer at heart. Lady Luck came along at this period. She managed to have a man from advertising happen to see Clark's photos. He was impressed enough to produce a store display. This was seen by a life editor and the magazine PRODUCTION LINE-This picture of a production line, country style, for wagon wheels was snapped by Joe Clark in 1941 in his beloved Tennessee mountains. This story-telling picture of hill folk life would be almost impossible to duplicate today. bought and ran a spread on a mountain wedding photographed in a rain. With the discovery that people paid money for photographs, Joe Clark, department store janitor and night watchman, became a full-time photographer with his own degree: HBSS. "Yup, I quit work, got into photography and have never worked since!" he says with a chuckle. "Leastwise, I enjoy it so much I can't call it work." In Detroit, Joe's philosophy about photography was illustrated some time ago in a University of Detroit exhibition, "It's the Simple Things That Count." It consisted of about 200 photographs in black-and- white and 40 in color, all of which were taken within 25 miles of Joe Clark's home. The pictures included people, activities and scenes which touch the lives of countless families in everyday living. Despite the diversity of subject matter, the photos had a common bond: they looked deceptively easy to take.. .snapshot easy. Actually, like most great pictures, they required an extra something -- creative thinking or feeling -- in each situation to achieve visual impact. "That extra something may be in a wise choice of what to shoot," Clark says, "or the story-telling angle you select. Maybe it's hitting the peak instant when you press that button or maybe it's the way you use light to create drama or mood in the picture. Maybe (he extra something is just the confidence and friendship you convey to people in front of your lens.. .and their trust in you." Even when all the various ingredients for a good picture are gathered together, it often takes a lot of shooting to make them jell, to capture just one shot in which the elements blend in perfect harmony. "Every great picture is made on one single frame with just one snap of the shutter," says the Hill Billy Snap Shooter. "It doesn't matter how many frames in between you have to throw awaj'. So you must approach each and every picture, you take as though, 'This is the great one!'" Automatic Delivery Service of . . . SHELL . HEATING OIL . PROPANE · AIRCRAFT and AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS . LENNOX HEATING EQUIPMENT We sell it . . . We bock it! MNmmNUSlOU.CO.,IIK. 23fd 4 Cushman Phorfe 452-1176 IJke Capablanca and Resh- evsky, Karpov learned the moves at the age of 4. His climb to fame was slower; he didn't become a Candidate Master until 11. By 12 he had read only two chess books in his life, neither of which he can remember now. At fifteen he was a Soviet master, the youngest in Russia, and at 18 he won the World Junior Championship. Karpov attended a school for junior chess whizzes, where the Soviets nurture their embryo talents. One of his teachers was Botvinnik who said of him, "He doesn't understand anything about chess." Now there are many experts around who don't understand anything that Karpov understands about chess. He is the classic example of the dictum set down by the great Emanuel Lasker, that "properly taught, a student can learn more in a few hours than he would find out in ten years of untutored trial and error." As for Robert Byrne: he is a university psychology instructor, a writer on chess, and a peripatetic traveler to the world's leading chess tournaments. If by some miracle he should win the world chess championship, it'll be anticlimactic to the really great achievement of his life: he was the only known soul to correctly predict the 12"4-8'/4 point score by which Fischer defeated Spassky. The middle-aged Byrne has been a grandmaster since 1964. Unlike many of his con- temporaries, he seems to improve with every passing year, and is probably a better player today than he has ever been. He may not beat Fischer in 1975, but at the rate he's going he should be absolutely breathtaking 50 or CO years from now. (Game follows: Byrne-Balashov) Alekhine Memorial, Moscow --1971 SICILIAN DEFENSE Robert Byrne (USA) Yuri Balashov (USSR) 1.P-K4 2. N-KB3 3. P-Q4 4.NxP 5.N-QB3 6. B-K3 7. N-N3 8.Q-Q2 9, P-B3 10.0-OO 11. P-N4 12. P-N5 13. R-N1 14. K-N1 15.BxN 16. P-KR4 17. Q-N2 18. N-Q5 19. P-B4 20.PxPe.p. 21.PxP 22. B-R6 23.PxP 24.N-Q4 25.RxQ 26. N-B7ch 27. Q-R8ch 28. R-N7ch 29.QxR P-QB4 P-Q3 PxP N-KB3 P-QR3 P-K4 B-K3 QN-Q2 B-K2 R-QB1 N-N3 KN-Q2 Q-B2 N-B5 QxB P-QN4 P-N5 B-Q1 P-B4 NPxP QPxP P-B4 BxBP RxP BxN K-K2 K-B3 Resigns Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Your best days for special attention and special savings. Take "3" Budget Perm $15* Early in the week, we have more time to make you more beautiful. Very smart gats love our specials and having great looking hair all week. Cut, shampoo, set included. Fashion Frosting, 18.86 Shampoo and set included. JCPenney Beauty Salon Tel. 452-9859 No appointment necessary. Charge it.

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