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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8,1968

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8,1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE SEVE?'

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STARTING TOMORROW!

By The Associated Press 'broke his other leg, but he has
GRENOBLE, France (I?) - A been making a remarkable come- *
swift - skating Swedish hockey back this year.
team handed the United States Kidd was the only one of the
its second loss in as many Olympic first 30 racers not to complete his
starts last night, posting a 4-3 de- run. He started No. 12. After Aus-
cision in a game that saw Ameri- tria's Karl Schranz, No. 11, boom-
can Craig Falkman dislocate his ed across the finish line, there was
right ankle. a barely noticeable gap in the
The outcome provided a strong succession o f racers. T h e nD
indication that the U.S. team France's Bernard Orcel, No. 13,
would not do much, if any better came over the crest and into the By BILL DINNER
than in the 1964 Winter Games finish area. I It's do or die for the Michigan
when the Americans finished fifth Most of the Europeans seemed gymnasts in Big Ten competition.
behind Russia, Sweden, Czechoslo- too busy rushing up to Schranz The Wolverines have lost one meet
vakia and Canada. and Jean-Claude Killy of France, to Iowa already and another loss
The U.S. which won the gold No. 14, to notice that Kidd never would leave them in the race for
medal in 1960, lost to the Czechs mae lliott, the fist American third place behind Iowa and MSU.
5-1 Tuesday and must face the to.make it , saidihe eardThe Spartans will host Michigan
powerful Russians tomorrow after Kidmake it d wn, said heasn, tonight at the men's intramural
a day's rest. The team then gets until Beattie skied down that the building in East Lansing. The meet
another day off before taking on nature of the injury was deter- is scheduled for 7:30 and a full
Canada Sunday. house of 2000 people is expected.
Falkman's mishap came at 8:33 After his spill, in which he lost
of the second period just after he his helmet, Kidd skied back to the.The Markley Fan Club is
returned to the ice following a center of Chamrousse, which is The Markley Fan Club is
tripping penalty. He was chasing on the opposite side of the hill sponsoring a bus to travel to
the puck into Swedish territory from the Casserousse finish line the Michigan-Michigan State
when he slipped and crashed feet o h asrus iihln
in the board. nof the men's downhill. gymnastic meet today. The bus
inHe went to the infirmary here will leave from the front of
Swedish goalie Leif Holmcvist for a check-up, and it may not Markley dormitory at 5:30 p.m.
said Feldman leaped trying to get be known until tonight whether and will return after the meet.
the puck before it was iced along- he can race in the downhill. If The charge will be $2.50 (or
"ide the cage t. hhe misses the downhill, there is less if the turn-out is large).
wHe went to get it and his feet still a strong possibility he will Pay at the bus. All are welcome.
went out from nderhim, the bbe able to compete in the giant i
Swede said. "He hit under the slalom and slalom, which start
transparent plastic board where Suday The meet is also a must for
there is a hard metal rail. If Kidd doesn't go in the down- MSU. "The Michigan meet should
Just five minutes earlier, the hill, Beattie said he would replace prove to be our biggest Big Ten
veteran of the U.S. national team him with Spider Sabich of Ky- contest of the season," declared
had fired the Americans into a MSU gymnastic coach George Szy-
2-1 lead, scoring the tying goal burz, Calif.MUgynsicohGereS-
pula. So far the Spartans are un-
and assisting Len Lilyholm of St. Fleming Leading defeated in Big Ten competition
Paul, Minn., on the go-a-head and their only lost has been
marker. GRENOBLE, France () -Pret- against top ranked Southern Il-
Doctors at first feared the an- ty Peggy Fleming, America's world linoist
kle was broken, but examination figure skating queen, grabbed a
revealed a severe sprain and a commanding lead today in her bid The Spartans high score this
slight disclocation. Dr. Daniel for a gold medal at the Winter year has been 188 facing Southern
Hanley, head of the U.S. medical Olympic Games. Illinois and Szypula said, "we areE
team, said Falkman's leg will be The 19-year-old ice ballerina in the bestdshape we've been in for
in a cast for 10 days. from Colorado Springs took top a long time and we are quite cap-
marks in each of the first two able of a 189 or even a 190 with
Kidd Hurt compulsory figures and moved 30.4 solid performances, however, there
CHAMROUSSE, France (R)-points ahead of her closest chal- will be a lot of pressure and that
Billy Kidd, the Nor 1 U.S. hope for lenger, Gabriele Seyfert of East could cut both team's peiform-
a medal in Alpine skiing at the Germany. ance and their scores."
Winter Olympics, twisted an ankle The final three school figures will Thor is Coming
today and may not be able to race be skated today, followed by the In last week's meet, MSU scored
in today's downhill. free skating final Saturday. Com- rather poorly against a weak Min-
The 24-year-old native of pulsory comprise 60 per cent of nesota team. However, their star
Stowe, Vt., fell near the top of the total score. gymnast, Dave Thor did not par-
the course on his non-stop train- Miss Fleming received the top ticipate. "Thor stayed out to let
ing run. Coach Bob Beattie at "left back paragraph three" and me experiment with the line u:,"
first did not think it was serious grades for her two figures - the noted Szypula and "Thor should
but after talking with his racer "right forward inside rocker" - add at least 2 points to our overall
said it's doubtful Kidd will be from all but one of the nine Jud- score."
able to compete today. ges in compiling a total of 373.4 Thor, a native Californian, is
"It's his bad ankle," Beattie points. Miss Seyfert finished the the key to the Spartan team,
said, referring to the one Kidd first day's competition iwth 343.0 scoring over 55 points in several
injured at Kitzbuhel in 1966. La- points and Austria's Beatrix meets. Among Thor's achievements
ter that year, at Portillo, Kidd Schuba was third with 340.7. are the Big Ten all-around champ

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nation's best all-around gymnast
which will host Michigan tonig
all-around champ although the
think is better. All of them have
been- pushing each other and their
efforts have really helped their
performances," noted Szypula.
Another asset is junior Toby
Towson, who captured the Big
Ten floor exercise as a sophomore.
Besides being the mainstay of the
floor exercise. squad, Towson
should be valuable on vaulting.
Sophomore Joe Fedorchik is the
oackup man behind Thor on all-
around. As a high school senior
Fedorchik won the Pennsylvania
all-around title and is seeing a
good deal of action with the squad.
Perhaps the only flaw in the
State lineup is on the trampoline.
Rick Murhata, a sophomore from
Colorado, is heading an inexperi-
enced squad. "The squad has been
hitting in the middle 25s and with
a good showing they should push
26,', Szypula added.
Pitfall
The trampoline, MSU pitfall, is
Michigan's forte. Here the Michi-
gan trampoline squad of Wayne
Miller, Dave Jacobs, and George
Huntzicker will have to build a
commanding lead. All three are in
good shape and rested for the
meet.
Although the Wolverine gym-
nasts have shown occasional
flashes of brilliance, they have
never been able to fit them to-
gether. "If the team could jell
then we could make it tonight,"
commented Michigan coach Newt
Loken.
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MHOR, who ranks among the
s, anchors a fine Spartan squad,
ht. Thor is defending Big Ten
side horse is his favorite event.
in good shape he could give Thor
a run for top all-around man.
In the other events Loken said,
we should be able to stay with
them in the rings, high bar, and
in vaulting, and could beat them
on the parellel bars with Rapper
In all the team is in great shape
and we should win."
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*.. Doug Heller
It's official.
The NPLA has just passed its third birthday. After three days,
the National Professional Lacrosse Association has just overcome
its perfidious' amateur competitors and taken control of the sport.
In other words, it has just gone into the black, forestalling what
had been widespread predictions of bankruptcy.
Well, the truth (?) is, somebody bought a ticket.
That gives the league $2.50 in profit so far. A reliable source
says this will last at least until one or more of the owners invests
in some of the minor essentials, like player contracts, court rentals,
etc.
The current profit is indeed a good omen for the league, whose
Eastern Division will include four Canadian cities and Detroit.
The game the association will play, by the way, is box lacrosse,
Indoors. This is not field lacrosse, which made the state of Maryland
famous with its Navy-Johns Hopkins duels. Nor is it anything like
squash or- squash racquets. Or jai alai.
As soon as the game is invented, in fact, The Daily will
publish, a complete description of it as a service to our readers.
Actually, that's not altogether true. The reason we can all be
sure that the sport does exist is that the Canadian National Junior
champions will comprise the nucleus of one of the Canadian teams.
No - the problem is, Americans are just a little bit unin-
formed about the sport. The nut who bought the ticket will now
have to figure out not only what day and what year he bought it
for, (assuming the league does get off the ground), but what
season of the year as well.
It seems kind of funny, but the capitalists invading this unknown
sport seem strangely honesf and forthright - though foolish -
compared to the devious creatures surrounding amateur "ideals."
Skip around things like sex tests, the NCAA-AAU feud, the open
tennis controversy, football recruiting violations, and Negro boycotts
in sports to force people to give them "equality". Let the whole
thing be summed up by Yuri Machin, Soviet sports head, who on
the eve of the Winter Olympic games came out with the following
n support of the ideals of sports without ulterior motives:
"The Soviet sportsmen are profoundly disgusted by Ameri-
can aggression in Vietnam. It is inhuman that the world's youth
should die on battlefields instead of competing pacifically in
sporting events."

and membership on the Pan Amer-
ican team.
"This season Thor is an inspired
performer. He was great in the
Pan-American games and is really
looking forward to the Summer
Olympics where he hopes to be one
of the seven gymnasts who will
make the trip.
The Spartans, however, are by
no means a one man team. "We
have great depth in all positions
and this could be the key to the
team's success," added Szypula.
Loaded
MSU is loaded in several events.
The still ring Coach Szypula con-
siders the nations' best. The ring
squad is led by seniors Dave Croft
and Ed Gunny, NCAA ring champ
in 66 have combined with junior
Dan Kinsey, and are averaging
well over 27 points. "Neither of
the three will admit who they

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One bright spot is sophomore
sensation Sid Jenson. Last week
Jenson combined for nearly 54
points, to rate as the team's best
all-around performer. With Jenson

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