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From the postings of Agent Chronicle, he (or she) apparently grew up in or near La Cañada and has had a lifelong interested in chess. The Agent has provided these notes: Time, time, what is time? The Swiss manufacture it. The French hoard it. Italians want it. Americans say it is money. Hindus say it does not exist. Do you know what I say? I say time is a crook. —"Beat the Devil" (1953) Time, time, time, see what's become of me While I looked around For my possibilities I was so hard to please —"Hazy Shade of Winter" by Simon and Garfunkle Life Song Isn't life beautiful? Isn't life gay? Isn't life the perfect thing To pass the time away? —Dickie Smothers and Mason Williams "I wish there were more time." -- Richard Ney 1915-2004 Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He springs up like a flower and withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure. —Job 14:1-2 (NIV) He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. —Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV) The only completely reliable information we have obtained at this point is that Agent Chronicle is perceived by his family members as always being late.

LA CAÑADA DONS MUSIC CAMP 1961

The forerunner of the Bellis Music Camp.

Mr. Lawrence B. Bellis, music director at La Cañada Junior High School, organized an annual summer band and orchestra camp beginning in 1957. It took place shortly before the school year started. Incoming, continuing, and outgoing students were invited. Group leaders, identified by their white sailor’s caps, were alumni. The very youngest student attendees, going into the 7th grade, were not quite 12 years old, and graduates heading for 10th grade at John Muir High School were typically 15.

This 1961 event took place after the La Cañada schools separated from the Pasadena school system, and right before the start of the first year under the new organization. None of the teachers at the junior high continued with the new system.

Mr. Bellis moved to Pasadena’s Elliot Junior High, and Douglas Coe was hired to replace him at La Cañada. Both outgoing and incoming music directors worked together at this camp, easing the transition for us band and orchestra members. In addition, Olaf Frodsham of Caltech was choral director at the camp.

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Lawrence B. Bellis (1907-1974)

There used to be an online bio of Mr. Bellis, but I could not find it. I do remember that he directed a band in Honolulu during the war in the 1940s, and there was a photo with everyone in Hawaiian shirts.

Everyone in this big photo loved Mr. Bellis, with his demanding direction of band and orchestra, but also with his sense of humor when dealing with us as individuals.

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For names of people in the photo, click on a thumbnail above. The top row photos are numbered 1 to 7 left to right, and the bottom row 8-14. Each photo is a top-to-bottom vertical slice of the photo going left to right, 1 to 14.

A few attendees have entries in wikipedia, imdb, or other locations on the web, for which links are provided. These can be seen by clicking on photos 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, and 14.

My copy of the big photo is creased, as is the greatly-faded roster attached to its back, but I did manage to decipher 115 of the 119 names. The school annual, Don Dias ’62, was instrumental in confirming some of them. Otherwise, the big photo actually did survive a half-century in the closet!

The 115 identified names are listed alphabetically by last name, with photo number. If you can supply any of the names, please let us know! Continue reading LA CAÑADA DONS MUSIC CAMP 1961

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The 1972 Fischer – Spassky Times for Game 12

This article lists the times taken for the moves of game 12 of the 1972 World Chess Championship Match between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky.

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Game 12, August 8-9, 1972

    Fischer         Spassky
    White           Black
    (ar)   (0:09)
 1. c4     (0:10)
(Spassky arrived 30 seconds after Fischer's clock was started and then disappeared until five minutes after Fischer made his move.)
 1. ...             e6    (0:05)
 2. Nf3    (0:11)   d5    (0:06)
 3. d4     (0:11)   Nf6   (0:06)
 4. Nc3    (0:11)   Be7   (0:06)
 5. Bg5    (0:11)   h6    (0:06)
 6. Bh4    (0:12)   0-0   (0:06)
 7. e3     (0:12)   Nbd7  (0:06)
 8. Rc1    (0:17)   c6    (0:09)
 9. Bd3    (0:20)   dxc4  (0:09)
10. Bxc4   (0:20)   b5    (0:10)
11. Bd3    (0:21)   a6    (0:11)
12. a4     (0:40)   bxa4  (0:12) Continue reading The 1972 Fischer – Spassky Times for Game 12

The 1972 Fischer – Spassky Times for Game 13

This article lists the times taken for game 13 of the 1972 Fischer – Spassky World Chess Championship Match in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Game 13, August 10-11, 1972

    Spassky         Fischer
    White           Black
    (ar)  (-0:02)   (ar)  (0:06)
 1. e4     (0:00)   Nf6   (0:07)
(Spassky left when he made his move and returned 2 minutes after Fischer made his move. )
 2. e5     (0:02)   Nd5   (0:07)
 3. d4     (0:02)   d6    (0:07)
 4. Nf3    (0:03)   g6    (0:08)
 5. Bc4    (0:05)   Nb6   (0:08)
 6. Bb3    (0:06)   Bg7   (0:08)
 7. Nbd2   (0:23)   0-0   (0:14)
 8. h3     (0:25)   a5    (0:22)
 9. a4     (0:33)   dxe5  (0:25)
10. dxe5   (0:33)   Na6   (0:26)
11. 0-0    (0:47)   Nc5   (0:35)
12. Qe2    (0:50)   Qe8   (0:51)
13. Ne4    (0:58)   Nbxa4 (0:54) Continue reading The 1972 Fischer – Spassky Times for Game 13

The 1972 Fischer – Spassky Times for Game 11

This article lists the times taken for the moves of Game 11 of the 1972 Fischer Spassky World Chess Championship Match.

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Game 11, August 6th, 1972

    Spassky        Fischer
    White          Black
    (ar)  (-0:01)
 1. e4     (0:00)  (ar)  (0:03)
 1. ...            c5    (0:04)
(When Fischer arrived, Spassky had already made his move and disappeared, not returning until 6 minutes after Fischer made his first move.)
 2. Nf3   (0:06)   d6    (0:05)
 3. d4    (0:06)   cxd4  (0:05)
 4. Nxd4  (0:06)   Nf6   (0:05)
 5. Nc3   (0:06)   a6    (0:05)
 6. Bg5   (0:06)   e6    (0:06)
 7. f4    (0:07)   Qb6   (0:08)
 8. Qd2   (0:08)   Qxb2  (0:08)
 9. Nb3   (0:08)   Qa3   (0:08)
10. Bxf6  (0:08)   gxf6  (0:08)
11. Be2   (0:08)   h5    (0:20)
12. 0-0   (0:09)   Nc6   (0:21)
13. Kh1   (0:13)   Bd7   (0:24)
14. Nb1   (0:43)   Qb4   (0:38)
15. Qe3   (0:45)   d5    (0:44)
16. exd5  (0:48)   Ne7   (0:44)
17. c4    (0:53)   Nf5   (0:53)
18. Qd3   (0:54)   h4    (1:20) Continue reading The 1972 Fischer – Spassky Times for Game 11

The 1972 Fischer – Spassky Times for Game 14

This article lists the times taken for the moves of game 14 of the 1972 Fischer – Spassky World Chess Championship Match.

Game 14, August 15th, 1972

    Fischer        Spassky
    White          Black
    (ar)  (0:07)   (ar)  (-:01)
 1. c4    (0:07)
(Spassky appeared one minute before the game was to start.  By the time Fischer arrived and made his move, Spassky had left and did not return until 3 minutes later.)
                  (ar)  (0:03)
 1.                e6    (0:04)
 2. Nf3   (0:07)   d5
 3. d4    (0:08)   Nf6   (0:05)
 4. Nc3   (0:08)   Be7   (0:05)
 5. Bf4   (0:08)   0-0   (0:11)
 6. e3    (0:08)   c5    (0:14)
 7. dxc5  (0:08)   Nc6   (0:15)
 8. cxd5  (0:09)   exd5  (0:20)
 9. Be2   (0:09)   Bxc5  (0:20)
10. 0-0   (0:09)   Be6   (0:23)
11. Rc1   (0:11)         (0:27)
(Spassky was gone for 4 minutes and so took only 9 minutes for his 11th.)
11. ...            Rc8   (0:36)
12. a3    (0:12)   h6    (0:47)
13. Bg3   (0:16)   Bb6   (0:56)
14. Ne5   (0:24)   Ne7   (1:08)
15. Na4   (0:45)   Ne4   (1:17) Continue reading The 1972 Fischer – Spassky Times for Game 14

The 1972 Fischer – Spassky Times for Game 10

This article lists the times spent by Fischer and Spassky on the moves of the 10th game of their 1972 World Chess Championship Match in Reykjavic, Iceland.

Game 10, August 3-4, 1972

    Fischer          Spassky
    White            Black
    (ar)   (0:07)
 1. e4     (0:08)    e5    (0:05)
 2. Nf3    (0:08)    Nc6   (0:05)
 3. Bb5    (0:08)    a6    (0:05)
 4. Ba4    (0:09)    Nf6   (0:06)
 5. 0-0    (0:09)    Be7   (0:06)
 6. Re1              b5
 7. Bb3              d6
 8. c3               0-0
 9. h3     (0:10)    Nb8   (0:07)
10. d4     (0:15)    Nbd7  (0:09)
11. Nbd2   (0:15)    Bb7   (0:12)
12. Bc2    (0:15)    Re8   (0:14)
13. b4     (0:16)    Bf8   (0:32)
14. a4     (0:18)    Nb6   (0:39)
15. a5     (0:26)    Nbd7  (0:41) Continue reading The 1972 Fischer – Spassky Times for Game 10

The 1972 Fischer – Spassky Times for Game 15

This article lists the times taken for the moves of game 15 of the 1972 Fischer – Spassky World Chess Championship Match.

Game 15, August 17-18, 1972

    Spassky         Fischer
    White           Black
                    (ar)  (0:04)
 1. e4     (0:00)   c5    (0:04)
(Spassky left after making his first move and returned 3 minutes after Fischer made his move.)
    (ar)   (0:03)
 2. Nf3    (0:03)   d6    (0:05)
 3. d4     (0:03)   cxd4  (0:05)
 4. Nxd4   (0:03)   Nf6   (0:05)
 5. Nc3    (0:03)   a6    (0:05)
 6. Bg5    (0:04)   e6    (0:05)
 7. f4     (0:05)   Be7   (0:05)
 8. Qf3    (0:05)   Qc7   (0:05)
 9. 0-0-0  (0:07)   Nbd7  (0:05)
10. Bd3    (0:07)   b5    (0:10)
11. Rhe1   (0:07)   Bb7   (0:12)
12. Qg3    (0:07)   0-0-0 (0:43)

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The 1972 Fischer – Spassky Times for Game 9

This article lists the times taken for the moves of the 1972 Fischer-Spassky World Chess Championship Match.

Game 9, August 1st, 1972

    Spassky        Fischer
    White          Black
                   (ar)  (0:10)
 1. d4    (0:00)   Nf6   (0:12)
(When Fischer appeared, Spassky had already left and did not come back until 4 minutes after Fischer's move.)
    (ar)  (0:04)
 2. c4    (0:04)   e6    (0:13)
 3. Nf3   (0:05)   d5    (0:14)
 4. Nc3   (0:06)   c5    (0:22)
 5. cxd5  (0:07)   Nxd5  (0:22)

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The 1972 Fischer – Spassky Times for Game 16

This article lists the times taken for the moves of game 16 of the 1972 Fischer – Spassky Match.

Game 16, August 20th, 1972

    Fischer        Spassky
    White          Black
    (ar)  (0:09)   (ar)  (-:01)
 1. e4    (0:09)
(Spassky appeared a minute before play was to begin.  When Fischer arrived and played his move, Spassky had gone.  He returned  two minutes later.)
                   (ar)  (0:02)
 1.                e5    (0:03)
 2. Nf3   (0:09)   Nc6   (0:03)
 3. Bb5   (0:09)   a6    (0:03)
 4. Bxc6  (0:10)   dxc6  (0:03)
 5. 0-0   (0:10)   f6    (0:04)
 6. d4    (0:10)   Bg4   (0:06)
 7. dxe5  (0:10)   Qxd1  (0:06)
 8. Rxd1  (0:10)   fxe5  (0:06)
 9. Rd3   (0:16)   Bd6   (0:06)
10. Nbd2  (0:20)   Nf6   (0:07)
11. Nc4   (0:27)   Nxe4  (0:11)
12. Ncxe5 (0:29)   Bxf3  (0:25)

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The 1972 Fischer – Spassky Times for Game 17

This article lists the times for the moves of game 17 of the 1972 Fischer – Spassky World Chess Championship Match.

Game 17, August 22th, 1972

    Spassky          Fischer
    White            Black
                     (ar)  (0:05)
 1. e4      (0:00)   d6    (0:05)
 2. d4      (0:02)   g6    (0:05)
 3. Nc3     (0:06)   Nf6   (0:09)
 4. f4      (0:07)   Bg7   (0:09)
 5. Nf3     (0:07)   c5    (0:24)
 6. dxc5    (0:12)   Qa5   (0:24)
 7. Bd3     (0:13)   Qxc5  (0:25)

Continue reading The 1972 Fischer – Spassky Times for Game 17