Volume 13, Number 16, Monday, April 20, 1959


CHESS LIFE is happy to present the following names of devoted workers in the cause of chess. Here is your chance to honor that man or woman who may or may not have been a strong player, but whom you know has worked hard for the advancement of the game. Send his name and address and the reasons why you think his name should be listed in our Hall of Fame, to Fred M. Wren, Editor CHESS LIFE, Gove House Perry, Maine.

(Presented in the order in which nominations were received.)

ROBERT A. KARCH, 16025 Paseo del Campo, San Lorenzo, California. Chess Life, April 20, 1958, spoke of him as a one man commando. Came to San Francisco in August 1958, and by November had earned election as Vice-President of San Francisco Bay Area Chess League.

U. S. MASTER HENRY GROSS, 3544 Webster, San Francisco, California. President Golden Gate Chess Club, President San Francisco Bay Area Chess League, and President California State Chess Federation.

HARRY BOROCHOW, 6363 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 48, California, 61 years old, 50 years a teacher; completed in many tournaments. As California Chairman has increased USCF memberships in California by 50% bringing California very close (about 10% behind) to the number one spot.

JAMES B. REYNOLDS, 117 Brewster, San Francisco 10, California. For several years (nearly ten) gave various simo competitions at Letterman Army Hospital. Originated "Chess in Action" and now Editor of the "Pacific Coast Chess Herald." Three years ago founded the Precita Valley Chess Club and entered a 6-man team league with four club members, and brought home the championship to a fifteen member club.


CHESS LIFE records with regret the recent passing of several persons, each of whom has contributed to the advancement of CHESS.

DUDLEY H. HOSEA, of San Diego, California. Noted as a supporter and promoter of chess in his area, the Point Loma Chess Club met in his home. Sven Almgren reports, "That rare soul, a man with a passionate love of the game matched by a vigorous and youthful outlook and a readiness to sacrifice himself in chess promotion. The only problem with him was to keep him from devoting energies to chess that he simply did not have to spare."

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