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:TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1868

THE MICH16AN DAILY

PAGE NINE

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1968 riflE MICHIGAN DAiLY PAGE NINE

4 Garden,
By JOEL BLOCK
Daily News Analysis
The latest development of the
NCAA-AAU feud is an outburst
by AAU Executive Director Don
Hull that track stars who compete
in the February 9th Madison
Square Garden Invitational Track
meet may be ineligible for the
Olympics.
The meet is sponsored by the
United States Track and Field
Federation, a body which includes
not only the NCAA, but also the
National Federation of High
School Athletes, the National Jun-
ior College Athetic Association,
and the U.S. Track Association.
The USTFF is an organization of
track organizations whose pur-
pose is to promote track and
field in the United States.
Reporting
Hull stated that since the US-
TFF has refused to ask the AAU'
to put its blessings on the meet,
he will report the names of the
participating athletes to the In-
ternational Amateur Athletic Fed-
eration. This, he claims, will cost
the athletes their eligibility in the
upcoming Summer Olympics in
Mexico City.
But the other side fails to agree.
Reverend Wilfred Crowley, Presi-
dent of the USTFF, tosses Hull's
threats off with "This is just
40 another ploy by the AAU to un-
dermine the USTFF. Neither he
nor anybody else in the AAU has
the power to declare an athlete
ineligible for the Olympics just
because the athlete competes in
a USTFF track meet."
Hull bases his charges on one
fact: The AAU owns the United
States membership in the In-
ternational Amateur A t h l e t i c
How They Fared
By The Associated Press
How the Top Ten teams in The
Associated Press college basketball
poll did last week and last night:
1. UCLA, 12-0, beat California
94-64, beat Stanford 75-63.
2. Houston, 16-0, beat West
Texas 98-53.
3. North Carolina, 11-1, beat
N.C. State 68-66, beat Clemson
115-83.
4. Kentucky, 10-2, beat Alabama
84-76, lost to Florida 96-78, beat
Georgia 104-73.
5. Tennessee, 10-1, beat Vander-
bilt 64-62, beat Georgia 77-72, beat
Florida 67-51.
6. Utah, 13-1, beat Arizona State
109-77, beat Arizona 83-77 in over-
time.
7. St: Bonaventure, 12-0, beat
DePaul 77-67.
8. Vanderbilt, 11-3, lost to Ten-
nessee 64-62, beat Mississippi 96-
70.
9. New Mexico, 14-0, beat Wyo-
ming 81-65.
10. Columbia, 10-3, beat Col-
gate 94-68.

Trackmen Face Olympic

Ban Commissioner Reed Foresees

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WCN Claim of Elliott as AD
Considered Only Speculation

By CLARK NORTON
Sports Editor
In the latest of a recent flurry
of speculations concerning the re-a
placement of H.O. (Fritz) Crisler
as Michigan Athletic Director,
campus radio station WCBN yes-
terday claimed, in a story carried
by both major wire services, that
Chalmers (Bump) Elliott, foot-
ball coach, will be named to the
Tpost February 16.
THEODORE KHEEL "We have had no official con-
Union, the organization hih Is firmation of Elliott's selection
in charge of certifying the ama- w hatsoever,"thKentaWilson sport
in carg ofcerifyng he ma-director of the station, told TheE
teur standings of athletes all over Daily last night. "Our story was
the world. Day astln an.cy
base entrel U n a.. gener on- sS

nor the Regents have considered
any names yet."
Fleming has told The Daily that
he will not reach a decision con-
cerning a new athletic director
until the Regents approve pro-
posals for reorganizing the Ath-
letic Department, explaining that
"certain candidates would fit bet-
ter into one set-up, and certain
candidates better in another."
Fleming has expressed hope
that the proposals can be submit-
ted to the Regents at their regu-
lar meeting this Friday, although
The Daily learned yesterday that
no consideration of the proposals
is listed at this time on Friday's
official agenda, nor is there any
planned consideration of the new
athletic director at that time.
Why Feb. 16?
Wilson told The Daily that
WCBN had cited February 16 as
the date on which Elliott would
be named "because that is the
date of the next regularly sched-
uled Regents meeting after this
Friday."
Fleming has indicated to The

007: License to ...
He says this membership card
gives the AAU the licence to regu-
late all domestic track meets in-
volving non - collegiate partici-
pants. Since several non-collegiate
track stars are scheduled to com-
pete in the Madison Square Gar-
den meet (notably Tommie Smith
and Charlie Green. who both hold
world sprint records), the AAU
supposedly has a claim to the
gate receipts, eligibility dues, TV
monies, and all the other goodies
which come with an outstanding
track meet.t
Father Crowley doesn't think
much of Hull's logic. "Neither the
AAU nor the IAAF can tell the
American people how to run a
track meet in their own country.
The only thing they can do is to
c e r t i f y an athlete's amateur
standing, and that's determined
by his adherence to the interna-
tional amateur code."
Both Crowley and NCAA Pres-
ident Marcus Plant agree on the
AAU's motive in their latest blast
at the USTFF, and in turn, the
NCAA. "They're trying to scare
our athletes into hesitating to
compete in the track meet," said
Plant. "They tried this same stunt
last year and it was unsuccessful.
It'll probably be unsuccessful
again this year."
While all this bickering is going
on, an Arbitration Board chaired
by labor relations expert Theo-
dore Kheel is mulling over possible
solutions to the dispute. They've
been pondering this problem for
the last two years with little suc-
cess but Kheel recently announced
that a decision will be reached
before the crucial Feb. 9th meet
takes place.

sensus of views and opinions we
obtained from people within theI
Athletic Department and the news
media. No one has ever specifical-
ly told us that Bump Elliott will
be athletic director."
President Robben Fleming, who
is responsible for choosing the
new athletic director with the ap-
proval of the Regents, told The
Daily last night that "Neither I

Daily that he would submit his
choice for athletic director to the
Regents as soon as possible after
they approved the proposals for"
reorganization of the Athletic De-
partment, but that "it is impos-
sible at this time to say just when
that will be, and so it's very hard
to say when I will be able to sub-
mit my choice for athletic di-
rector'.'
WCBN further cited June 30,:
the end of the 1967 fiscal year, as
the date that Elliott would take
over the post. Crisler, however,
has not yet stated when he planss
to retire, although the dates Aprilj
30, the end of the academic year,
and June 30 have often been
mentioned as likely possibilities.
Elliott
Elliott told The Daily yester-
day that "I haven't been contact-
ed officially or unofficially about
having been named athletic di-
rector. No one has said anything
to me about it at all. The story
was pure conjecture and has
caused me great embarrassment."
The wire services later an-
nounced that they would kill the;
story, and print retractions to
that effect.
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Trouble for Frosh Competition
By ANDY BARBAS that if the athlete chose a Big Ten the first year to get acclimated to-
Daily News Analysis school, he would have to sit out a wards school."
"'I don't foresee the Big Ten year and only be eligible for three Reed also wondered "why the
making freshmen eligible in var- years. proponents of the measure felt
sity athletic competition," stated Reed admitted, "This probably that football and basketball should
Big Ten commissioner William would be the case, but I would rec- be excluded from the ruling. These
Reed yesterday. omend that the Big Ten work to- athletes are no different from
This comment came in response wards' the repeal of the rule na- those in the other sports.
to the recent passage by the Na- tionally, rather than adopting it + A number of coaches were espe-
tional Collegiate Athletic Asso- for the Big Ten." cially disturbed over the timing of
diation (NCAA) of a rule permit- He continued, "I believe in that the NCAA ruling. Iowa's Sam
ting freshmen to compete in all var- which has been fundamental in Bailie, who last year led his gym-
sity competition excluding footballi the Big Ten for over 60 years, third place in the national tourna-
and basketball. The rule, which namely the importance of aca- traetemnagdna th
went into effect immediately, al- demics to the college athlete. A ment, was extremely enraged. "The
lows athletes four years of col- student attending a Big Ten timing of this rule by the NCAA
legiate eligibility, but is not re- school needs the year to adjust to is asinine," he exclaimed. It should
troactive to include any students the work load, athletic and schol-:yer.engpthinto effectiext
who were freshman before the astic, with which he is burdened." year. Making the rule effective im-
1967-968 choo yea. ,mediately is like eliminating the
1967-1968 school year. "This year also gives the student two point football conversion in
When the proposal was brought a chance to become oriented to- the middle of a season."
up at the NCAA convention last wards the differences in competing While most of the Big Ten
week, it was opposed by Big Ten in collegiate sports." coaches agreed that the rule should
schools. It passed, however, by a Michigan State's gymnastic not have been made effective until
slim, 163-160 margin, coach, George Szypula, agreed next fall, they were split on the
IReed dispelled any hopes of Big
eed dspelle ampny hs of Bigwith Reed: "I'm really not sure if general principle of freshmen com-
Ten freshmen competing this year
t-,-.. t ~ ..,han ,ni't:h I favor the rule, an athlete needs peting on a varsity level.

by declaring that 'there won't e --
any special session to consider the
question. It will probably be
brought up during our regular
meetings either in March or May."
If the Big Ten does not consider
the question before spring, colleges
which have approved the ruling
will have an advantage in NCAA The book
national tournaments this year. th sent
The effect could be even more at
significant if the Big Ten does eto
not allow freshmen to compete Debray
next year.p i
Recruiters from other schools
would have an advantage over Big
Ten schools in that they could of-
fer athletes four years of varsity REVOLUTION IN
competition while pointing out THE REVOLUTION?ByRI',.
----By REGIS DEBRAY
"Indispensable reading."
I KE P HE D-limes Literary
KEEP AHEAD Supplement (London)
I OF YOUR HAIR! ;Icily brilliant."

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Alcindor May Miss
Game in Astrodome

APERBACK!
IGIS DEBRAY
gTION
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LOS ANGELES VP)-The injury
to the left eye of UCLA basketball
star Lew Alcindor is more serious
than at first believed and there's
a possibility he may miss next
weekend's game with Houston
which pits the nation's two top
teams.
UCLjA said yesterday the 7'l% ~
center is suffering "extreme pain"
and impaired vision and has en-
tered the Jules Stein Eye Institute
on the campus for tests and ob-
servation.
"Naturally we hope he's ready,"
said the team's coach, John Wood-
en, "but if he's handicapped at
all, and not at his best, he won't
play."
Alcindor's eye was scratched last
Friday in a game against the
California Bears at Berkeley. He
didn't suit up for the Saturday
game against Stanford, but at that
time the injury looked minor and
he was expected to be ready for
action this week.
No. 1 ranked UCLA plays Port-
land here Thursday and goes to
Houston's Astrodome for a game

Saturday that is expected to draw
55,000, largest crowd for the sport
in this country. Houston is rated
No. 2.
Even if Alcindor is able to prac-
tice by Wednesday that does not
mean he will play, Wooden said.
"I'll just have to see how well he
does in practice before I can make
any decision.
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The Michigan Karate Club
members will travel to Jones
School, 401 N: Division, from
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. tonight and
Thursday. Also known as Tae
Kwon Do, the club welcomes
new members as well as old
to both of these meetings. For
f u r t h e r information call
665-8822.
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BOB LEES

Depends on the giant. Actually, some giants are just regular
kinds of guys. Except bigger.
And that can be an advantage.
How? Well, for one thing, you've got more going for
you. Take Ford Motor Company. A giant in an exciting
and vital business. Thinking giant thoughts. About market-
ing Mustang. Cougar. A city car for the future.
Come to work for this giant and you'll begin to think
like one.
Because you're dealing with bigger problems, the
consequences; of course, will be greater. Your responsibilities
heavier. That means your experience must be better-more
complete. And so, you'll get the kind of opportunities only a
giant can give.
Giants just naturally seem to attract top professionals.
Men that you'll be working with, and for. Marketing and
sales pros working hard to accelerate your advancement.
Because there's more to do, you'll learn more. In more

areas. You may handle as many as three different assignments
in your first two years.
You'll develop a talent for making hard-nosed, imagina-
tive decisions. And you'll know how these decisions affect
the guts of the operation. At the grass roots. Because you'll
have been there.
If you'd like to be a giant yourself, and you've got
better ideas in marketing and sales, see the man from Ford
when he visits your campus. Or send your resume to Frd
Motor Company, College Recruiting Department.
You and Ford can grow bigger together.

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You sometimes forget it is, as well. It's
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Blame for none of its sins.
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Snapping at its heels.
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