Saturday, November 27, 2021
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
|Source: Wiener Schach-Zeitung, 3/4 1949, pp. 99-100.|
We have noted in this blog before that Israeli players did their bit to help the country in the wars. Our Austrian correspondent, Herbert Halsegger, notes that their effort was reported also abroad, in this case, in the Wiener Schach-Zeitung. Based on the similarities in the scores, these may well be the same games reported by Shaul Hon in sept. 1948 (see the link just given), but this is not certain.
The article also mentions that Israeli radio has a weekly radio broadcast, again a point mention by Hon at the time, as mentioned previously in this blog. Apparently, chess was beginning to be noticed abroad.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
The bottom photo is an advertisement from the August 1976 Haifa's Merchants' General Union publication, asking 'Haifa Merchants' to 'properly decorate their businesses', and that the union can give them appropriate decorating material. They also suggest giving a discount to 'all comers who wear the Olympiad's symbol.'
Source: Haifa City Archive, files no. 23589-01161/11 (top photo) and 23582-01161/4 (bottom photo).