The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on September 12, 1971 · Page 54
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 54

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Sunday, September 12, 1971
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Chess Star Hopes to Be First American World Champ NEW YORK (AP) - Thud Thud. Thud. Bobby Fischer slams his chessmen across a ;plastic foldup board with the intensity of a boxer training on the heavy bag. The 28-year-old chess star is psyching himself up for the big o n e — a pawn-to-pawn confrontation with the Russians for file world championship in chess. In the style of the Ime American hero, he sees hSfself laying siege singlehandedly to the entire Russian chess estab -j l tishment. If he wins, he'll be the first American to ever hold) the official title and the first non-Russian victor in 25 years. ; "There's one way to deal Mih toe Russians—with power. That's all they understand," said Fischer. Russian Chess Books He visits a Russian bookstore on occasion to buy chess books and riffle through newspapers looking for an article on himself. "I read Russian. I know what they're saying about me, the creeps," he said, tme story called him lucky in his last match. "Yeah, I picked up the right piece by accident." Accident is not the word for the unheard-of wallopings he has delivered this year. After seven straight victories at the qualifying matches in Spain, Fischer went on to smash Russia's Mark Taimanov 6 to 0 and defeat Denmark's Bent Larsen 6 to 0. Fischer has brought excitement, drama and hope to American chess since he was a prodigy from Brooklyn at age 14. Once considered the enfant terrible of chess, he has put aside temperament and quarrels with officials in his bid to take the title. He competes in a mind-twisting board game where tense competition has made men cry with disappointment or clutch their nervous stomachs. Propaganda Coup Spirits are up. His supporters see his possible victory as a propaganda coup for the United States. "For years, the Russians have held the world champion­ ship. They've said it is evidence of the superiority of the Soviet man and the Soviet system. "How will they explain how one lone American without any government support is able to defeat the entire Soviet system?" asked E. B. Edmondson, executive director of the U.S. Chess Federation. Fischer plays Tigran Petro- sian, ex-world champ, USSR, in the semifinals later this month. If he wins, he will face Boris Spassky for the world title next spring. Spassky, with three wins, two draws and no losses, has the best record of any Russian grandmaster against Fischer. It might seem that Fischer is outgunned by the sheer organization and manpower of the Russian machine. However, his weapons arc impressive—eight U.S. championships, starting at age 14— the youngest-ranking international grandmaster at 15— and a long-time, fearsome reputation as one of the most brilliant, aggressive players the game has ever seen. He gives Golden Flesh Prevalent Along Riviera Seashore ILE DU LEVANT, FRANCE (AP) - All that gutters is golden flesh on this the starkest of the four tiny lies d'Or, islands of gold, off the French Riviera. ' As the tourist boat from the mainland rounds the rocky point, swarms of nudists can be seen sunning themselves in les corniches—the ledges of the sheer cliffs, scampering along ithe pebbly beach and stony •footpaths, gamboling in the roaring surf. It could be the set for one of those One Million B.C. movies, but the illusion is shattered by the dozens and dozens of yachts bobbing at anchor in the cove, each lovingly attended by unadorned mermaids and water sprites. A golden galley slave, looking like September morn in the glare of August, waves a frying pan and calls out, "Bienvenu (welcome), He du Levant." Center of Nudism The huge sign at the ferry landing proclaims the island to be the Centre Mondial du Natu- risme—world center of nudism—and lays down the law in four languages: 1. High moral standards are essential. 2. Filming and photography are strictly forbidden. 3. Noise is not allowed after 10 p.m. 4. Le minimum is compulsory everywhere except along the seafront. Le minimum, it becomes rapidly apparent, is a small triangle of cloth tied about the loins with a string. It is the unisex uniform for strolling through the unpaved byways of Heliopolis, the only village on the island, for dining out in the cafes, for shopping in the marketplace. A gendarme, one of four assigned to the island by the national police, was on duty at the dock to see that the rules were observed. One could tell he was a policeman by his kepi, his round flat-topped policeman's cap. Since St. Tropez, 40 miles away, went topless last season, he confides, the business of running off peeping toms with cameras has not been brisk. Mayor Overdressed The mayor, who also is proprietor of La Reserve Hotel, was overdressed for his press interview in chef's hat and apron. Heliopolis, he proudly points out, is a law abiding community with 750 year-round inhabitants, 254 permanent structures, one Catholic church, two doctors, a bank, half a dozen bars on every street which means both and no major crimes during his seven-year stewardship. Good thing, too, for there is no jail cell on the island; felons are removed by ferry. Sunny, a trifle muggy, it was a day like any other day on He du Levant. The line outside Madame Doumanian's little post office up on the hill wore less than the envelopes they carried. A butcher in the profession's most abbreviated apron presided at his chopping block, trussing up the fresh meals and chickens just arrived on the hydrofoil from Le Lavandou, eight miles away on the mainland. Bronzed housewives moved with sylph-like grace among the vegetable stalls, stopping occasionally to chat unashamed with the village elders who sat in puddles of sweat at the sidewalk cafes sipping their coffees. credit to his mother's early en-iare couragement and support, but it is said they argued over her single-minded efforts to raise money for his chess trips. She eventually moved to London. Research Assistants The Russians will fight back with players trained in a system where potential chess stars PHIIIIIIIM culled from elementary schools, trained, financially supported and given research assistants called seconds. In contrast, Fischer, a high school dropout, generally uses no assistants because, "it's hard to get anyone to do what you want them to." A bachelor, he lives from ho­ tel to hotel, supporting himself with prize money from chess tournaments and proceeds from his three books. Prize money for a single tournament can range from $500 to $2,000, not counting his $500 honorarium. He admits he makes considerably more than $18,000, but it must be still a 151 OFFICE SUPPLIES for RECORD KEEPING: Ledger and Journal Sheets, Binders, Ring Books, Indexes, Sales Tickets, Cash Sheets, Stock and Bond Record Books and Sheets, Invoices; Statements. FILING SUPPLIES: Filing Cabinets, File Boxes, Storage Files, File Folders, File Guides, Transfer Cases, File Folder Labels, File Pockets, Check Files. WRITING & MARKING INSTRUMENTS: Pencils, Pens, Felt Tips, Grease Pencils, Castell Drawing Pencils and Leads, Parker, Sheaffer, Bic, Pentel Ultrafine, Autopoint Ultrathin, Flair. DESK ACCESSORIES: Letter Trays, Work Organizers, Drawer Dividers, Name Plates, Calendar Pads, Pencil Holders, Pen & Pencil Desk Sets, Book Ends. EXPANDABLES: Paper Clips, Clamps, Rubber Bands, Erasers, Rubber Cement, Glue, Correction Fluid and Tape, Scotch Tape, Ink, Ribbons and Stencils, Staples. WANTABLES: List Finders and Telephone Indexes, Staplers, Staple Removers, Reading Glasses and Magnifiers, Cash Boxes, Postage Scales, Paper Punches. And PRINTING stationery Invoices, Cards, One-Time Carbon & Register Forms HUTCH-LINE, INC. OFFICE PRODUCTS CENTER 413 East Third Free Parking iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii^ paltry sum compared to the top if he beats. Petrosian in the take in other sports. semifinals. Fischer stands to make about Why does he want to win? $11,000, including honorarium, "I want the money and the Page 16 The Hutchinson News Sunday, September 12,1971 prestige," he said each time. But he adds once, in a quiet voice: "To show them I'm the best." Neighbor-To-Neighbor Brown-Bagging It For BUCK NIGHT TUESDAY, SEPT. 14 The "Brown Bag" is symbolic of the millions who "carry their lunch," all kinds of people all over America. This is the main source of financing for the Republican Party— not a few big donations from "fat cats" but lots of small ones from householders. That's why Buck Night workers this year will carry Brown Bags as they call on neighbors for a "Buck" or more for every member of the household. When they come "Brown Bagging it for Buck Night" at your house, help fill it up. Welcome Your Neighborhood Brown Bagger With A Buck Reno County Republican Committee Gladys Dade, Chrn., R. R. 1, Hutchinson (Pol. Adv.) Love is Together or Apart An, absolute diamond of i in wedding ri ki 14 karat or yellow \ $350. '0 $595. Illuitratl6rif Enlarged Wear them together or ;' separately. Three ways in fill... Do select the imos't beautiful rings in the world by '/ )JKWEUEKS MAM * SHUMAM CONVENIENT CREDIT TERMS

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