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Saturday, April 6, 19f8

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine

Saturday, April 6, 1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Si n of Ommission,
Not Sin of COmmiSSion
ORIGINALLY, I was going to write about Ron
Johnson, the first black to be elected captain
of Michigan's football team.
Instead, I am going to write about Larry
Payne, the first black to die for the garbage work-
ers of Memphis.
Payne, 16, poor, frustrated, rebellious, useless,
was a punk kid shot by Memphis police a week
ago Thursday.
Police said Payne was shot after he threat.
ened an officer with a butcher knife. Witnesses
said Payne was unarmed and was shot while his
hands were in the air.
IT DIDN'T make a whole lot of difference to
decent folk everywhere.
It didn't make a lot of difference until the
Memphis of Thursday night refocused our inat-
tention . . . until we responded as good decent
folk.
For two days we have focused on Congress-
which has failed. We have focused on ministers
and priests and rabbis-who have failed. We have
focused on groups like the New Detroit Committee
-which have failed. We have focused on labor
and business and education leaders-who have
failed.
IN OUR SORROW, which was much easier
to live withwhen we translated it into anger, we
have put the blame on those who have failed .
all of them . .. except for you and me.
Except for me.
Sitting here, feeling sorry for myself and
filled with hate for the system which allowed it
to happen, I tried to think about what I've done.
I knew I hadn't done a damn thing.
Sin of omission. Not sin of commission.
I WON'T ASK you what you've done. I won't
even ask you what you're going to do.
I'll let those who stand in pulpits and behind
lecterns plead to you for good will and equity and
peace and justice and decency.
I know I won't listen to them. I know you
won't listen to them. I know because you and I
have never listened to them before. We heard.
Oh yes, brother, we heard. But we didn't listen to
them.
We listened to only one person.
AND IT WASN'T Rev. Martin Luther King.
And it won't be Lyndon Johnson or Roy Wilkins
or J. L. Hudson Jr. or Whitney Young or Walter
Reuther or Robben Fleming.
And it won't be Ron Johnson, who watched
National Guard tanks roll by his home In Detroit
last July.
And it won't -be Larry Payne's family, who
watched the National Guardsmen march past their
home in Memphis Thursday night.-
And it won't be me who -will listen to you.
And it won't be you who will listen to me.
SO I'LL LET you tell the rest of the story to
whomever listens to you.

Trampoline
Special To The Daily
TUCSON, Arizona-"I personal-
ly feel I'm better than either Dave
Jacobs or Wayne Miller."
That was sophomore trampolin-
ist George Huntzicker's brag at
the beginning of the Wolverine
gymnastics season.
While he never quite proved his
boast during the tegular season,
he won where it counted, in the
NCAA Gymnastics Championships
yesterday afternoon.
Scoring a 9.55, he edged out his
teammates by .05 points asMichi-
gan made an almost unbelievable"
sweep of the tramp event. Jacobs
and Miller had to settle for a sec..
ond place tie.
"The bouncers were absolutely
phenomenal," grinned Wolverine
coach Newt Loken. Their 28.55
combined score is the highest hit
in the nation this year.
This is now the fifth time in
the past six years that a Wolver-
ine has taken the event.
3rd Year for Crown
Huntzicker's victory also marks
the third consecutive year a soph-
omore has taken the top honors.
Miller won the tramp two years
ago, only to be upset by Jacobs
last year.
In addition to taking the tramp
crown, Huntzicker placed sixth
in the floor exercise. Michigan.
State's Toby Townsen and Calif-
ornia's Sid Freudenstein tied for
that title with identical 9.5 scores.
Michigan's other two entries
Sid Jensen and Ron Rapper, didn't
see action until the night events.
In a close parallel bar event,
the Wolverines' ended up in a two-
way tie for third posting 9.3 tal-
lies. Makoto Sakamoto of USC
had a score of 9.4, good enough
for first place honors.
Sakamoto also headed toward
the all-around championship by
hitting 9.65 for the high bar
crown.
Vaulting
Jensen had earlier scored 9.0 on
the vaulting far behind winner
Fred Colter of Los Angeles State.
Coach Loken was "extremely
proud of all five boys," especially
with the competition of the tough-
est caliber in years.
Iowa, California, and Southern
Illinois, and most likely Temple
will go after the ,team champion-
ship today.
Michigan and Michigan State,
because of the new NCAA ruling
and last week's playoff, could not
bring a full team into the com-
petition. But the performances of
their individual qualifiers shows
the strength of the Big Ten among
the nation's gymnasts.
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By The Associated Press
John Havlicek's 35 points and
a tough defense carried the Bos-
ton Celtics to a 127-118 victory
over the Philadelphia 76ers last
night in the first game of their
National Basketball Association
semifinal playoff series.
Boston was aided by Sam Jones'
27 points and Bailey Howell's 24.
Boston took the lead for good
in the second quarter at 48-46
and built it to 65-56 at halftime.
In the third period the 76ers

cut the Boston lead to four, but
the Celtics rallied for a 97-37 ad-
vantage at the end of three quar-
ters.
The closest Philadephia got aft-
er that was eight, at 108-100.
Wilt Chamberlain, with 33 points
andt25 rebounds, led Philadelphia.
Chet Walker added' 31 for the
76ers.
Both teams reached the finalsI
in six games. The Celtics downed
Detroit 111-113 on Monday night,
jwhile Philadelphia was- finishing
of New ork 11-97

GEORGE HUNTSICKER

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SPORTS BULLETS:
Dimag New A's

Coach

! BIRMINGHAM. Ala.-Oakland Athletics owner Charles
0. Finley announced yesterday that Joe DiMaggio, executive
vice president of the club will become a full-time coach on the
staff of Manager Bob Kennedy.
Kennedy said that DiMaggio, a former New York Yankee
gret, will be with him on the bench, not on the coaching lines
and will continue to instruct players in hitting.
Kennedy said, "The players and I and the other coaches are
very happy about this and I know that Joe is, too."
DiMaggio said his vice presidential status would not inter -
fere with his coaching. "Bob Kennedy is my boss,", he said.
"Whatever he wants me to be, I'll be."
DiMaggio said he decided to accept the offer to become a
full-time coach because "I have become attached to these kids.
I have never been around a group so eager to learn."
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This is the fourth consecutiveI
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The National Basketball Asso-
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ern Division playoff game betweenj
the Boston Celtics and Philadel-
phia 76ers which had been sched-
uled for Boston Garden and na-
tional television coverage.
The NBA said the game wasI
called off "in defe-rence to theI
memory of Dr. Martin Luther I
King." The game, second of the
best-of-seven set, was resched-
uled for Wednesday.

SCORES
BASKETBALL
N1A
IVestern Division
bast Night's Results
San Francisco at Los Angeles, ine.
'Ionighlit
No games scliedUled
ABA
Western Divsion
Last Night's Results
New Orleans 10, Dallas 99
Tonight's Game
Eastern Division
Finals
Minnestota at Pittsburgh
HOCKEY
Todays Games
East Division
Semifinals
Boston at Montreal
S emitfin als
St. Louis at Philadelphia
Minnesota at Pittsburgh
Sunday's Game
East Division
Semifinals
Chicago at New York, afternoon
SPORTS NIGHT EDITOR:
ROBIN WRIGHT

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