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! Â»A--Sept. 3, 1972 Suntkv Gazette-Mail -Charltjton, WÂ«t Vlrglnl* TM- w -'"TM / -'^*^ Chess Popularity Now Soaring By Mary Ellen Mvrene * .e_i__ u_... ..... ,, .. .. . ^ By Mary Ellen Myrene The Associated Press what Â°n e ^ess grandmaster calls the phenomenon," the sport of chess in America has enjoyed such soaring popularity this year that some say the game will never be the same. * Most observers agree that the credit is due to American Bobby Fischer, 29, temperamental, onetime child prodigy ; who on Friday wrested the world chess championship from Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union. Controversial throughout the match, Fischer nevertheless gave the game its greatest exposure ever in the United States. And the results, even to veterans on the chess scene, were startling. In several cities, chess clubs that televised the Fischer- Spassky match were deluged with applications for membership. Throughout the country, department stores and specialty shops report their chess supplies are nearly depleted. Manufacturers, for the first time in years, are backlogging orders for chess equipment with the busy Christmas season still ahead. "Sales have just gone through the roof. It's unbelieva- - ble," said a buyer at Macy's department store in New' 1 York where sales of chess supplies have quintupled since" July. The new interest in chess, some people caution, may be ,, as brief as it was sudden. "We can't tell yet whether the benefits to chess will be? permanent," said grandmaster William Lombardy of New York. "The hysteria could last a year. But if the' commercial interests get involved in a big way, it could last a long time." -\ Edmond B. Edmondson, executive director of the U.S.; Chess Federation, said his organization had received "' thousands of membership applications since June, when its membership stood at 30,000. - ^. Edmondson declined to guess how many new members\. the federation would accept--the next count will be taken,? in December. But Stanley Elowitch, former state chess ' champion of Maine, said he believed the federation would 1 add 50,000 members this year alone. ! U. S. Asks Foreign Airlines to Screen WASHINGTON ( A P ) - Sec- tary basis, the new regulation retary of Transportation John would primarily have the effect A. Volpe announced plans Sat-; of formalizing security proced- urday to require all foreign ures, Volpe said, scheduled airlines serving the' The FAA will receive corn- United States to comply with ments on the proposed new dule the passenger-screening and'until Nov. l It could be ruled! baggage-inspection requirements into effect shortly thereafter. ; c u r r e n t l y ao-j The proposal would require! plied to U. S. e a c h scheduled, passenger-car- j rying foreign airline to submit; a security program in writing! for FAA approval. 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