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8 ASBURY PARK SUNDAY PRESS, Sun., Feb. 1, 1969 ; Homing Pigeon Tradition A Delight to Sportsmen mountain rescue teams In the 1 tudes, they often function better Tyrolean Alps. At high alti-1 than two-way radios. WASHINGTON Some thoroughbreds wear' feathers and race through the sky to set track records. Specially bred racing piegons delight thousands of sportsmen in the United States. Owners rendezvous with crated birds a hundred or more miles from home. Doors swing open; a cloud of beating wings catches the sunrise. Hours later the birds reach the finish line. Each pigeon flutters down to its home loft. Officials tabulate time, distance, and speed in yards per minute Union. Most of the Pigeon Union's 15,000 members have been interested in homers for years. "A true fancier," says honorary president Harry C. Burke, "has been breeding birds since his youth. The casual hobbyist usually loses Interest." The sport surmounts national boundaries. Enthusiasts from many countries recently attended the 1969 Pigeon Olympiad sponsored by the International Federation of Homing Pigeon Fanciers in Chorzow, Poland. The Olympiad carries on an ancient tradition. Men have bred and domesticated pigeons for their homing ability since the days of Solomon. Winged couriers carried the names of Greek Olympic victors to their home cities. The Ro man naturalist Pliny marveled at the immense price and prestige . commanded by pigeons: "Nay they are come to this pass, that they can reckon up their pedigree and race." On the battlefield, homers helped Caesar conquer Gaul, and served Saracen against Crusader. The Sultan of Baghdad set up a pigeon communications post in 1150 to link his empire. Parisians, besieged by the Prussian Army in 1870-71, sent out crated homers by balloon. The birds returned with more than a million photographed messages one of the earliest military uses of microphoto-graphy. In World War I thousands of combat pigeons darted above that sometimes turned defeat into victory. The gallant Cher Ami won the Croix de Guerre for carrying a message that saved an American battalion. Though badly wounded, the bird flew 25 miles in 25 minutes. Pigeons continued to serve with distinction in World War II. GI Joe, an American bird, delivered a timely dispatch that saved 1,000 British troops from bombardment. He received the Dickin Medal the pigeon's equivalent of a Victoria Cross in a Tower of London ceremony after the war. Modern electronics has made the carrier pigeon as obsolete as the cavalry horse. However, the birds continue to serve with distinction in civilian life. Plucky homers accompany 71 CONSOLIDATE Get additional cash! W. LONG BRANCH TOMS RIVER ' 542-7300 244-5400 E. BRUNSWICK CLARK 257-8000 - 382-7400 MODEQN ACCEPTANCE CORP YOUR DOTS HI CASH AMOUNT I 60 MO. 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Dr. Jarecki Disbelieves Stories About His Son ASBURY PARK - Dr. Max Jarecki would prefer his son Richard make news in the field of medical research than at the roulette tables in Europe. ; Dr. Jarecki, a dermatologist who lives and practices at 905 Bergh Ave., said he learned from the newspaper that his son, also a doctor, devised a computerized system to win at roulette and had been asked to stay away from the casino in San Remo, Italy. Richard, 37 and a graduate of Asbury Park High School and Duke University, is a research associate in forensic medicine at Heidelberg (Germany) University where he earned his doctor of medicine degree. HE IS a good friend of the famous South African heart surgeon, Dr. Christian Barnard, the father said, "and I suggested to him that he find out about the rejection of transplanted organs." A discovery about the chemical, rejection Is far more important than the discovery of a gambling system, the senior Dr. Jarecki said. Dr. Richard Jarecki and Dr. Barnard were recipients of the Dag Hammarskjold Peace Prize last July. Dr. Jarecki was cited for his work for international cooperation in medicine. His father doubts published reports that his son won about $192,000 in a two-day period and approximately $1 million over the past few years at San Remo where he has a vacation apartment. "It's not true," Dr. Jarecki said. "He has lost great sums. A few years ago in San Remo he lost enormous sums." ' . He also questions the computerized system which supposedly works because of undetectable defects in the roulette tables. The father attributes any winnings to "luck." DR. RICHARD JARECKI is married to the former Carol Fuhse of Asbury Park who was a nurse at Jersey Shore Medical Center during his residency there from 1959 to 1961. They live in Heidelberg with their three children. He is planning to return to the United ' States to continue his research,, his father ;, said, but he doesn t know when. "I'm just glad this is over." Dr. Max Jarecki remarked. Another son, Dr. Henry Jarecki, who is a psychiatrist in Connecticut, was a newsmaker in 1954 when he was a medical student at Heidelberg University. He visited East Berlin, was arrested for violating East Germany's economic laws, and released after two weeks. Richard, who was studying there at the same time, assisted in getting Henry freed. The Jareckis were born in Germany and came to the United States before World War II. Situation Tense for GIs On Czech-German Border WEIDEN, Germany ; UP) : High on a bill on the edge of the Bavarian Forest, an American sergeant and a Czechoslovak military patrol stood staring at each other. Between them in the snow, ill-defined by concrete posts, lay the boundary between Czechoslovakia and West Germany. The silent confrontation represented the suspicions aroused by the Soviet Union's occupation of Czechoslovakia last August. For Sgt. Larry Brouillette, 22, of New Haven, Conn., and a member of A troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, U.S. Army, 'it was not routine. Since Jan. 20, the Czechs had been coming up daily, to the ob- . servation post manned by Brouillette and his three-man crew. Jan. 20 was the day the United States kicked into high gear its airlift of combat troops from America to maneuvers 20 miles from where Brouillette and the Czechs stood looking at each other. That also was the day that Czechoslovakia began mourning the death of Jan jValach. Activity Increases At about the same time, Ger man border guards were telling other Americans from A troop, manning a different border out' post, that there had been in creased military activity behind the border on the Czech side. German foot and ski patrols bad spotted 17 tanks, armored cars and jeeps near the border crossing point opposite Waid-baus in Germany. Brouillette himself had spot ted 14 Russian tanks, but that was on Aug. 21 during the Sovi et-led Invasion of Czechoslovakia. The day a newsman visited his observation post, Brouillette was more concerned with the two Czechs, clad in winter cam ouflage gear, who had come directly up to the border for a long session of staring at the Americans as well as at their post. Brouillette put his binoculars on the Czechs and one of them raised eauallv nowerful classes to look back. Every time the American would take a look so would the Czech. ; They were no more than 50 feet apart. Brouillette said he was look ing for rank and unit insignia and that they were trying to spot his arms and equipment. "They've come so close," he said, "that we had to take down some charts we had hanging inside our observation post for fear they could read them." At night the Czechs could come a lot closer and the Amei-icans probably never would know it. Each U.S. observation post team has a 27-hour tour before being relieved and during the night hours, the sergeant in charge must stay awake. With the coming of the Russians, the American outpost was moved right up to the border and barbed wire was strung to its front. Now, the post directly overlooks a Czech army barracks housing 50-80 men. Flanked by Woods The post is flanked by woods to either side. The only immediate backup it has is the German border foot patrols and the jeep patrols that A troop sends up on an irregularly timed basis. ' , Radios in the American outposts all along the border, however, crackle constantly. The men of A troop, with nine M60 heavy tanks and about 20 armored personnel carriers, are stationed in Weiden about 20 miles to the west. They are divided on how to assess the Czechoslovak attitude since the Russian invasion. Pfc. Billy Green, 34, of Knox-ville, Tenn., who has been pa trolling the Czech or East German borders for eight of his 17 Army years,' says he does not trust the Czech border troops. "They'll shoot and ask ques tions later," he declared. "By comparison you can even joke with the East Germans. Brouillette declared he makes it a point never to let the Czechs get close enough to grab him to null him over the border. The Americans have orders not to shoot across the border and if the Czechs grab one of them not to give pursuit into "Czecho slovakia. The GIs accept this as in the interest of avoiding a border incident. - - An independent commentator puts his reputation on the line six times a week. Read Andrew Tully in the Asbury Park Press. Press. NO ONE UNDERSELLS US LESTER GLENk BUICK-OPEL TOMS RIVER " " "Food For Thought" Johna Blinn brings today's celebri-ties and their favorite recipes to you in this new column starling Sunday Feb. 2nd. 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