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    I looked through my old club cards. The earliest I have from the AOF "expired" in 12/72 and was signed by Richard Morris. The last expired 12/74 and was signed by Dudley Malone.

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    At that time, NOA was going down. Claude Fox got Marshall Grant to be president of NOA hoping his name and prestige could help to save NQA. Marshall agreed, but let Claude know that unless things changed and he could get the numbers up, then it would be better if NOA shut down. To continue as is would hurt boat racing. This info was from Joe Rome today and was from a long private meeting at Alex that Joe and Marshall had in the previous year. We all knew there were problems on the horizon, but at that time, no one was addressing it. It may have been, and probably was what spurred AOF to consider starting up. We need to hear from the folks that got the inspiration to get AOF up and running. At the time, I have to admit that I was one of the ones that did not think they could make it. I was wrong. They have lasted longer than NOA.


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    Default No. 4 April 72

    April 72 edition
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    Default May 72 Number 5

    The May edition
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    Default Number 6 1972

    Not exactly sure the month of this newsletter, Dudley has 10\72 written on it but it is No. 6 of that year.
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    Looking at the results from the Granite City race, J-stock hydro 2nd place, a young Mike Seebold!!!!

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    It was great to see Kid Smith’s name listed several times. I recall being at a race in Oklahoma, and before it began, a rainbow developed. Kid and his little boy were sitting on the bank looking at it. The boy asked Kid how rainbows happen. In a soft voice, Kid went into a detailed explanation of prisms, light reflection, and so forth as the little boy quietly listened. It was very touching.

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    Default Late 1972

    No date on this newsletter except 72 written at the top of the first page. It does contain race results for many races.
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    Default Late 72

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