Sunday, September 3, 1972 - Memphis Daily News - "Checkers Popular Like Chess"   The article was an Associated Press Release, and several other national papers ran it, but original by Mrs. Marian Fox, Memphis.  Walter Hellman finished 1st place in the US Nationals 3-Move Masters, Lowder - 2nd, Fuller - 3rd, Freyer - 4th, and Scheidt - 5th...  Also the first year for a Grandmaster to win a Checkers' Grand Slam, in the same year - the Northern States, the Southern States, the Florida Open, and the US Open.