|From La'Merchav, Jan. 21st, 1955|
From a frequent correspondent: just a snapshot: the leadership of the Israeli Chess Federation in 1955. The chairman was Dr. Zephler [ph. spelling], with the management and various subcommittees including (for league play, rating, youth, etc.) including naturally Dr. Oren, Marmorosh, Bar-Shira, Czerniak, and others. Chess strength as such was not crucial: Zephler himself was not a top player or even a master, nor were many others.