Wednesday, October 23, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2ft Thf Cedar Haplds Wed.. Oct. IS7I Biographer Certain Fischer Will Defend His Title Bobby Fischer To Defend Title? Study Says Most of U. S. Subsidies Hurt Taxpayers By Dan Berber I .OS ANtiKLKS Despite numerals repnrls Dial wnrld chess champion Bobby Fischer won't defend his title next year, a of Ihe eccentric clicss master says r'lschcr will piny. Brad Darrarh. whn says he's nne of the few penple I" kmm what Kiseher has been fining the past two years, says Fischer's emirmcms cun, his desire fur money and his hatred of Ihe Hussians will provide the sparks needed to put Kiseher back into action. "The threat of Anatoly Karpov (a Soviet chess master) is Ion important to dismiss as jus! a "us-sini; annoyance." said who says lie saw Kischor. ;il, jiisl a few weeks 111 suburban Pasadena, living a sparlan life. "Karpov is Ihe main reason Kiseher will play for Ihe title He can't affnrc! not to because his is at stake." I'arracli said. Itesimied Title Last June. KisclK'f resigned his title and said he wouldn't participate in the world championship tournament next Kebriiiiry. lie told Ihe International Chess Koderalion that he objected lo its limit lo determine the world champion in KITS. The limit includes names that end in a draw. Kiseher does mil waul any limit put on the number of names lo be played, nor does he want draws lo be counted. Some of Fischer's friends say his refusal to defend his title is merely :i bluff, reminiscent of his behavior in the nn-iiuiiin. match with Russia's Boris Spassky (wo years ajio in Reykjavik. Iceland. Kiseher ar.mied about the amount of money he was to receive and complained about playing conditions. Kiseher is the first American ever to hold the Mile, which must be contested every three years. "Destroy Him" Darruch quoted Kiseher as sayiiw: "I'll destroy him when talking about Karpov. the 23-year-old Sovi' I phenomenon. "Bobby made for uiiiniiiK the title at Reykjavik." Darrach said, "and not a penny after that because of his strange ways. "He refused lo yet into any because lie didn't trust people and his attorney says lie could have made as much as Sill million in two years." The title match, presumably wilh the spectacular Karpm "iniKbl be the most exciting sporting event in history this lime said Darrach. who recently compleied a book about Kiseher called "Bobby Fischer vs. The Rest of Ihe Kischer's erratic and suspicious nature caused Darraclfs friendship lo be strained when Bobby found out a book was lieinK written about him. Offer "Seven countries have offered to hold Ihe match and (wo of them have said they would guarantee a minimum of SI million for the said Darrach. "The Shah of Iran has also expressed an interest and Hie reported figure for the mulch, if he could hold it near Teheran, would million." Fischer dropped mil of public sitihl after the title match victory, and Darracli said: had heard of the (fundamentalist) Worldwide Church of Cod on their shows so he visited their headquarters in Pasadena. "lie liked il so much he told the founder, Herbert Arms- IroiiK. that he wanted In give the church "But he lias never become a clinrch member. He is uhat is known as a co-worker of Ihe church. Door (iuarded "For the last two years he's been living in a three-bedroom apartment owned by the church. His door is guarded by a church member, his window shades are always drawn closed and he looks quite pale. hasn't been workint; out like hi' used lo no tonms or paddle ball or and many people who have seen him, cM'ii the church members who see him all the lime, feel he won'l defend his title. "But I'm sure lie will "Bobby is just savinr, up bis energy for another Iremen dons outburst, like Ihe one at Reykjavik. "lie's very antsy." llarraeh said. "There was a period when lie was datint; t-irls. and that's all lie thought about. "Chess wasn't a part of his life at all. Bill a few months when lie sat down to u rile his demands for next year's title match, he started smelling battle aniiin. And when he sniffs that ill the wind lie knows lie has to respond. "lie has always responded well to bin challenges, and Karpov presents the challenge in a IMIIH time." Chess Hunger Darrach said that about five months HMO. Fischer bewail lo hunger fur chess iiKiiiii. lull unlike' other masters, he doesn't play the name lo stay in shape. "He studies and he calls his friends. His phone bill is enormous, lie calls Ken Smith in Dallas. Fred Cramer in Mil- waukee. Larry Kvans in Reno and even Cliniirich in Yugoslavia, to hear the latest chess gossip and to jjet copies of books on new analyses of the name." His physical condition, however, may betray him. Darrach said. "lie looks very sallow and pale." the author said. "And Karpov is young, younger than anyone Fischer has ever faced in an important match." Fischer won '11 consecutive championship-series games iu I1I7II and H17I for an all-lime record against top competition, but Darrach said that Karpov has won more prestigious inter- national events than Fischer did at a comparable age. WASHINGTON (UI'l) A congressional study shows thai federal subsidies of all sorts cost billion a year, Ihe equivalent of a third of Hie federal budget. They range from depletion allowances for oilmen to food stamps for the poor. The study by joint economic committee says most subsidies are a bad bargain. The costs to the taxpayers "far exceed their benefits In society as a whole." it says. By "subsidies" the eomniil- loe means not only direct cash payments, but lax incentives such as the depletion allowance for oil companies or Ihr interest writeoff for home owners and direct benefits at reduced cost such as Medicare or food stamps. In fiscal HI7II. these programs in all cost Still billion By the current fiscal year; the eosl had reached billion. Fastest growing are the sub- sidy programs congress does not watch, like lax incentives. Once in law. these tend lo stay in place. Agriculture subsidies. Ihe study shows, are declining from billion in fiscal UI7II lo billion this year. But food subsidies are up four-fold, to nearly SB billion, and health subsidies have almost doubled, to -Slfi billion. The biggest single category are commerce and economic development subsidies, to- taling billion, up S.t billion in five years. These include billion for Ihe Postal Service and Sli.5 billion lost lo the government in tax collections because of favorable lax treatment of capital gains. Ihe profits from the sale of slocks and other property. "We try lo use Hie lax sys- tem to encourage oil explora- lion. tree raising, exporting of I'. S. goods, gift giving, home buying and many oilier saifl Sen. 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