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ATTENTION FRESHMEN
and SOPHOMORES
Interested in U of M's Dearborn Campus
opportunities?

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NEW YORK (/P) - Denny Mc-
Lain, cited for being gullible and
greedy, was suspended until July
1 by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn
yesterday after investigation dis-
closed the Detroit Tigers' pitcher
had attempted to become a part-
ner of gamblers allegedly involved

You may rnow get information'in Room
1223 Angell Hall, each Thursday 9:30;-
4:00 P.M. For appointments call 764-
0312, Mrs. Bennett, or drop by the
office.
JUNIOR AND SENIOR LEVEL PRO-
GRAMS AND BUSINESS ADMINIS-
TRATION, LSA AND ENGINEERING

in bookmaking operations.
The action by Kuhn, who some
six weeks ago suspended McLain
while investigating his off-the-
field activities, also prohibits the
ace of Detroit staff from appear-
ing at the Tigers' camp or in their
clubhouse until the suspension is
lifted.
In addition, McLain was placed
on probation with the provision
that he be required to provide the
commissioner's office with such
data on his financial affairs as
may be requested so that further

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such difficulties do not again lead
him into a similar situation.
The c o s t to McLain, already
deep in myriad financial difficul-
ties, is estimated at about $45,000
- half of his yearly salary -
plus the $5,700 Kuhn said t h e
pitcher was duped out of by the
gamblers with whom he was as-
sociating.
Kuhn'handed down his decision
at a formal press conference held
in a midtown hotel, ending spec-
ulation about McLain's fate that
has existed since Feb. 19 when he
indefinitely suspended the pitch-
er because of his "involvement in
1967 bookmaking- activities a n d
associations."
In the six weeks since, Kuhn
revealed his investigation had dis-
closed that McLain became in-
volved "with certain gamblers
said to be involved in a book-
making operation" after playing
an engagement at a bar in Flint,
Mich., in January of 1967.
"McLain at that t i m e com-,
menced placing basketball b e.t s
with this operation," Kuhn said
in reading his two-page prepared
statement before a battery of
cameras and kleig lights, "and
subsequently he was persuaded to
make financial contributions to-,
taling approximately $5,700.
"While McLain believed he had
become a partner in 'this opera-
tion and has so admitted to me
... it would appear that in fact
he was the victim of a confidence
scheme. I would thus conclude
that McLain was never a partner
and had no proprietary interest
in the bookmaking operation.
"The fair inference is that his+
own gullibility and avarice had

permitted him to become a dupe
of the gamblers with whom he
associated."
Kuhn went on to say that his
investigation had not shown any
other material facts beyond those
- that no evidence exists that
McLain "has been guilty of any
misconduct involving baseball or
the playing of baseball games."
Kuhn, however, concluded that
his association with gamblers
"was not in the best interest oil
baseball" and "therefore must be
made the subject of discipline."
Kuhn pointed out, at the same
time, that the suspension was not
based on McLain's "irresponsibil-
ity."
Kuhn also said, in answer to
questions, that had McLain ac-
tually become a partner in a book-
making operation it would have
been a fact he would have had'
to consider "but he was neither
a bookmaker nor a partner in the
book. He thought he was, but he
wasn't. He didn't get a penny out
of the entire thing."
Pressed as to what the differ-
ence is in attempting to become a
bookmaker and actually being
one, Kuhn said:

Kuhn
"I think you have to consider
the difference is the same as be-
tween murder and attempted
murder."
Asked if McLain wasn't being
let off easy, Kuhn answered
sharply:
"I do not think the suspension
is a slap on the wrist. I think a
suspension for half a year is a
very serious matter."
Kuhn said McLain had been
notified of the decision by a mem-
ber of the commissioner's staff
prior to the press conference. He
also revealed that he had dis-
closed the action he was going to
take to President Nixon w h e n
they met at the White House
Tuesday.
"I can't say I agreed with the
decision, because I want to play
baseball right now, but he (Kuhn)
made the decision and we'll live by
it," McLain said in his first public
statement since Kuhn announced
the suspension in New York Wed-
nesday.
Bill Freehan, one of McLain's
critics on the club, said "I'm hap-
py it's not as bad as everyone pre-
licted and I'm sorry he's not play-
ing with us right now."

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Shutdown until July

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Gymnasts bounce towards Philadelphia

By JERRY CLARKE
The Michigan gymnastics team
descends on Philadelphia today to
begin their quest for the National
Collegiate Gymnastic Champion-
ship being held at Temple Uni-
versity. Team Captain Ron Rap-
per, defending NCAA parallel bars
titlist, will lead the Wolverine
assault against the other seven
participating schools.-

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able to send four strong competi-
tors into every event. The team
managed to win only two individ-
ual titles in the conference meet,
but easily took the team crown
on the overall strength they count
on in the National meet.
The event that could be vital to
the Wolverines is the side horse,
on which they have been incon-
sistent all season. They have scor-
ed a season high of 27.35, but us-
ually fall far below that total. Dick
Kaziny and Ray Gura are the
specialists on the side horse, and
they, together with the all-
arounds, Rick McCurdy and Sid
Jensen, will have to come through
this time in peak form.

Rapper will perform in his spec- the team's highest event score.
salty, the parallel bars, along with
Murray Plotkin. Wolverine g y m- While the gymnastics tournament
nasts have scored consistently high is giong on, Michigan will also
throughout the season. High, bar, compete in the NCAA trampoline
the most spectacular event, wi ll championships, which they W o n
follow, and will be one of the last year in Ann Arbor. Huntzick-
Wolverines' strongest. Ed How- er, Tim Wright, Chris.Keane, and
ard and Ted Marti will perform Paul Kyprie will form the team
on this event where Michigan scor- for this competition; also held at
ed a fantastic 28.05 this season, (Temple.

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