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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa mw*** •**V* •>• -;'    ¥•*$    ^. n-; JA 'N1*1 Cedar Rapids Gaietie: Wed., Ort. 23, 1*74 Biographer Certain Fischer Will Defend His Title Bobby Fischer To Defend Title? By Dan Berger LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite numerous reports that world chess champion Bobby Fischer won’t defend his title next year, a biographer of the eccentric chess master says Fischer will play. Brad Darrach. who says he’s one of the few people to know what Fischer has been doing the past two years, says Fischer’s enormous ego, his desire for money and his hatred of the Russians will provide the sparks needed to put Fischer back into action “The threat of Anatoly Karpov ta Soviet chess master) is too important to dismiss as just a passing annoyance,” said Darrach, who says he saw Fischer, 31, inst a few weeks ago in suburban Pasadena, li\ ing a spartan life “Karpov is the main reason Fischer will play for the title again He can’t afford not to because his ego is at stake.” Darrach said Resigned Title LaM June, Fischer resigned his title and said hi' wouldn’t participate in the world championship tournament next February He told the International Chess Federation that he objected to its 36-game limit to determine the world champion in 1975. The limit includes games that end iii a draw Fischer does not want any limit put on the number of games to be played, nor does he want draws to be counted Some of Fischer’s friends say his refusal to defend his title is merely a bluff, reminiscent of his behavior in the on-again, off-again match with Russia’s Boris Spassky two years ago in Reykjavik, Iceland Fischer argued about the amount of money he was to receive and complained about playing conditions Fischer is the first American ever to hold the title, which must he contested every three years “Destroy Him” Bobby made $156,INN) for winning the title at Reykjavik, Darrach said, “and not a penny after that because of his strange ways “He refused to get into any ventures because lie didn t trust people — and his attorney says he could have made as much as SIO million in two years ” The title match, presumably with the spectacular Karpov “might be the most exciting sporting event in history this time around,” said Darrach. who recently completed a book about Fischer called “Bobby Fischer vs The Rest of the World Fischer’s erratic and suspicious nature caused Darraeh’s friendship to be strained when Bobby found out a book was being written about him $5 Million Offer “Seven countries have offered to hold the match and two of them have said they would guarantee a minimum of $1 million for the purse,” said Darrach “The Shah of Iran has also expressed an interest and the reported figure for the match, if he could hold it near Teheran. would be*$5 million.” Fischer dropped out of public sight after the 1972 title match victory , and Darrach said “Bobby had heard of the (fundamentalist) Worldwide Church of God on their television shows so he visited their headquarters in Pasadena “He liked it so much he told the founder, Herbert Armstrong, that he wanted to give the church $31 .IKM) “But he has never become a church member He is what is known as a co-worker of the church Door Guarded “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 pall1 “He hasn t been working out like lie used to — no tennis or paddle ball or swimming, arid many people who have seen him. even the church members who see him all the time, feel he won't defend his title “But I’m sure he will “Bobby is just saving up his energy for another tremendous outburst, like the one at Reykjavik “He's getting very antsy," Darrach said There was a period whim he was dating girls, and that s all he thought about “Chess wasn’t a part of his life at all But a few months ago, when he sat down to write his demands for next year s title match, he started smelling battle again And when he sniffs that in the wtnd he knows he has to respond “He has always responded well to big challenges, and Karpov presents the biggest challenge in a long time Chess Hunger Darrach said that about five months ago, Fischer began to hunger for chess again, but unlike other masters, he doesn t play the game to stay in shape. “He studies and he calls his friends His phone hill is enormous Ile calls Ken Smith iii Dallas, Fred (Tamer in Milwaukee, Larry Evans iii Reno and even Svetozar Gligorich in Yugoslavia, to hear the latest chess gossip and to get copies of books on new analyses of tin* game His physical condition, however, may betray him. Darrach said "He 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 21 consecutive ehampionship-seriex games in 1970 and 1971 for an all-time record against top competition, but Darrach said that Karpov has won more prestigious international events than Fischer did at a Comparable age Study Says Most of U. S. Subsidies Hurt Taxpayers Darrach quoted Fischer as saying when talking phenomenon. about Karpov, the "1 11 destroy him.” 23-year-old Sov let Open Thursday ’Til 9:00 p.m. WASHINGTON (CPI) - A congressional study shows that federal subsidies of all sorts cost $95 billion a year, the equivalent of a third of the federal budget They range from depletion allowances for oilmen to food stamps for the poor The study by congress’ joint economic committee says most subsidies are a bad bargain The costs to the taxpayers "far exceed their benefits to society as a whole," it says. By “subsidies" (he commit tee means not only direct cash payments, but tax incentives such as the depletion allowance for oil companies or the interest writeoff for home owners and direct benefits at reduced cost such as Medicare or food stamps. In fiscal 1971), these programs in all cost $63 billion By the current fiscal year; the cost had reached $95 billion Fastest growing are the subsidy programs congress does not watch, like tax incentives Once in law , these tend to stay-in place Agriculture subsidies, the study shows, are declining — from $5,7 billion in fiscal 1970 to $2.5 billion this year But food subsidies are up four fold, to nearly $K billion, and health subsidies have almost doubled. to $10 billion The biggest single category are commerce and economic development subsidies, totaling $21.5 billion, up $3 billion in five years. 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