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Palm Beach Post, Thursday, Nov. 21, 19685 COME TO A FREE Christian Science Lecture Maryland's Official Sport: Jousting 8:15 p.m. Tut. Dec. 3. Fint Frederick State Park. It draws crowds of 10,000 and' more. It all refutes the general belief that an interest in history is sedentary. v-nurcn of Lhrut, bcuntiit Cor. Flogl.r Dr. & Oktechob ltd. Wtit Palm Bxxh One of the most elaborate of these ventures into nostalgia can be seen weekends through most of the summer at Fort Regan Asks Transit Tax X 7Z 7 (ms I Before the Civil War, jousting was a popular test of horsemanship and skill in the leisured South. It rekindled afterward in Maryland and there are dozens of tournaments in the state each summer. It is found on a smaller scale in Virginia and West Virginia. Amid a pageantry of knightly customs, each contestant charges down the course trying to pick off three rings hung at different distances. These are only 1 inches in diameter and the finalists tilt at quarter-inch rings to get a winner. Tourist Division, State Office Building, Annapolis, Md., mails out schedules in response to those who would like to see a tournament. Time races rearward even further at Pocatello. Idaho. By JIM CROSSLEY (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Hit the right community on the right day in this country and you'll end up convinced that Alley Oop's time machine really exists. Leisure-time activities invoking the past are varied and colorful. Dabbling in the traditional arts of the cowboy as dramatized in the rodeo are so widespread in the West that they seem commonplace. But what are those mounted men with the long sticks doing in Maryland? It so happens that they are recreating the ancient knightly contest of jousting. Maryland is the only state with an official sport and this echo from the days of the Round Table in England is it. EVENING NEWS CHUCK NICHOLS LYNN MERRILL JIM GALLAGHER AND PAUL HARVEY COMMENTS FOLLOWED BY each March way back to Rome and chariot racing. All through the winter in a half-dozen western states, speedy teams go hell-for-leather in chariot and cutter races, the outgrowth of ranchers sprinting their favorite steeds against their neighbors' in the old days. Local groups have sprung up and each year the competition reaches a showdown in Pocatello the last two weekends in March. World Champion Cutter and Chariot Racing Association, 1920 North Main St., Box 84, Pocatello, Idaho, is willing to give details. They tell about the sports car with British license plates bearing the bumper sticker, "Remember Cornwallis." Back in Maryland again, the time machine takes us to the conflict between Washington's army and the British. Hobbyists over the state recreate Revolutionary spectaculars on Sunday afternoons, garbed in authentic costumes that, incidentally, are big sellers for the Hong Kong tailors who have made a specialty of manufacturing them. Such pageants are becoming ever more popular throughout the East. They're staged amid the cracking of muzzle-loading muskets many of them handcrafted by the hobbyists and there are even replicas of cannons of the period which they have made. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Gov. Ronald Reagan plans to seek a one-half cent sales tax increase in three counties to rescue the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit district. Reagan announced this Tuesday after meeting with BART officials. A $146 million deficit already has halted awarding of new contracts and threatened to leave a billion-dollar system of holes in the ground in San Francisco, Oakland. Berkeley and other Bay area cities. The tax increase would be levied only in San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa counties. 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