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S PORT-WHYS
The BIG Meet1
O YOU'VE GOT 140 PLANS for tomorrow night? Have you ever
seen a gymnastics meet? Well, it's about time you did.
Gymnastics: one of the most fascinating spectator sports in the
vorld. A sport that demands every physical talent of the competitors;
ne that plays up the individual, but forces him to compete as a mem-
er of a team; one that has opportunity for the competitor to excell
n any single event, but also opens the door for those of even greater
alent to try their hand at everything. It is a sport that affords the
pectator a variety of different events that are truly different in the'
ype of skill called for from the gymnast, and the subsequent show
hat is displayed to the fans.
Gymnastics hasn't yet rivaled the old American favorites, but it
s a coming thing. A long-standing favorite in Europe and Asia, gym-
astics has gained impetus in America as a result of the Russians'
ecent Olympic sweep.
The Rebuilding Period . .
3UT MICHIGAN has its own impetus. Back in 1946, Athletic Director
H. O. "Fritz" Crisler began the search for a man to reactivate the
4ichigan gymnastics team, which had been dormant during the war.
Vith his usual uncanny sense, Crisler made a very wise choice-a,
oung man named Newt Loken. A member of the 1940-1942 Minnesota
yym teams, and the outstanding gymnast in the Big Ten for two years,
he genial acrobat had (and still has) all of the vibrant personality
nd competitive spirit necessary to revitalize the sport.
With the idea of putting on a "big show" that will also win meets,
oken has employed every "Madison Avenue" technique in the books
o stage meets that will help develop an interest in the new sport.
nd he has succeeded. '
Not only that, he has also succeeded in winning meets. Fielding
is first "M" team in 1947, he has slowly worked his way up the ranks
f the Big Ten. His big stepping stones, of course, have been men like
d Buchanan' (three years Big Ten and NCAA trampoline champion),
ersonable Chico San Antonio (Big Ten parallel bars champion and
ow coach at Central Michigan), and just lately the best of them all,
d Gagnler (two years Big Ten all-around champion, and stopped
om a third only by a severely separated shoulder).
And now-Co-captain Jim Hayslett, Nino Marion, Wolf'Dozauer,
1 Stall and 'sophomore Rich Montpetit are all top-notch all-around
en, while Ed Cole, Dick Kimball, Frank Newman and Chuck Clarkson
re the best trampolinists in the Big Ten, and Bill Skinner and Jim
rown rank among the top Conference tumblers.
t Serious Threat...
'HE RESULT: Michigan is the first team in many years to constitute
a threat to Illinois Big Ten gymnastics supremacy, which began
ack in 1950.
Just how serious that threat is will be answered tomorrow night
hen the two undefeated Big Ten gym teams-Michigan and Illinois,
aturally-meet at the I-M Building. It is, without a doubt, the BIG
ual meet of the 1959 season.
If you've never seen one, or if you are an avid foll6wer, this is
ie one to see.

Sammies
Gain in I-M
'B'Playoff
By DAVE LYON
Sigma Alpha Mu's fraternity "B"
basketball team last night copied
the example set Tuesday by its
"A" team, advancing to the I-M
first-place playoff semi-finals with
a 33-25 victory over Chi Phi.
In other "B" championship play-
off bracket games, Sigma Phi Ep-,
silon grabbed a 37-23 triumph from
Alpha Tau Omega, and Chi Psi
shaded Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 28-
26.
Both Teams Undefeated
The Sammies are undefeated in
both "A" and "B" cage play this,
year, and last night the "B" squad
kept the slate clean by scoring six'
points midway in the first half to
expand a 7-6 lead to 13-6. The
teams matched points from there
on. Larry Solomon and Roger Bar-
on netted eight points apiece for
the victors.
In second-place playoff com-
petition, Sigma Chi crushed Kappa
Sigma, 53-19, and Alpha Epsilon
Pi turned back Sigma Nu, 19-15.
AE Pi led Sigma Nu, 14-13, at
halftime, then outscored the los-
ers, 5-2, in a low-scoring, erratic
second half.
Psi Upsilon Wins
In third-place playoff play, Psi
Upsilon broke out of a 12-12 half-
time tie for a 30-20 triumph over
Phi Sigma Kappa. Delta Chi won
from Trigon by forfeit in fourth-
place playoffs..
Three professional fraternity
games resulted in victories for
Rococo (38-37 over Psi Kids),
Alpha Chi Sigma (23-16 over Phi
Chi), and Phi Rho Sigma (34-24
over Law Club).

Frosh Tankmen
Defeat Reserves
By DICK MINTZ

IU

A strong freshman swim squad,
dealt the Wolverine Varsity 'B'
team a 53-35 drubbing last night
at the Varsity Pool.
The 'B' team, composed pri-
marily of sophomores and a scat-
tering of senior varsity reserves,
lagged far behind in the scoring
'throughout the meet.d a
Taking the point advantage inj
the first event, the 400-yd. medley
relay, the yearlings went on to
sweep seven of a possible ten
firsts.

PETE FRIES
best performance

Childs Back in the Nets
After Brilliant Showing,

By MIKE GILLMAN
Ice shavings from the Michigan
Coliseum::
On the strength of a brilliant
performance by goalie Ross Childs,
the Wolverine hockey team ended
a five-game winless streak at
Michigan Tech last Saturday.
Childs' only appearances in the
nets prior to the second game of
the weekend series were two brief
stints in exhibition contests. He
donned the pads for the first time
since January 6 (the Russian
game),and made 41 stops to lead
Michigan to the win.
Coach Al Renfrew commenting
on Childs' performance, said, "It
looks like we'll almost have to
keep Ross in the nets after the
game he played up there."

Better Than Ever
Renfrew, who has maintained
all year that his team is better
than its record, acknowledged that
"they aid look even better than
they have."
He pointed especially to the
work of his defense as being a big
factor in ending the semester-long
victory famine. Barrie Hayton,
Bobbie Watt, Bernard Nielsen and
Ed Mateka all played clean, hard
games.
Hayton managed, for one of the
first times this year, to avoid pen-
alties for an entire game. The two
minutes spent by Nielsen in the
second period was the only time
a defenseman was whistled off
the ice.

Bill Darton spirited the winners
with an iron-man performance.
The tow-headed distance swimmer
finished second to the ineligible
Tom Bucy in the 440-yd. freestyle,
fourth in the 220-yd. freestyle and
anchored the 400-yd. freestyle re-
lay.
The durable Darton finished
his relay leg with a51.5 time which
frustrated the first-place varsity
bid of John McGuirey
Wolfe Wins Backstroke
Expected to give Indiana's na-
tional backstroke champion, Frank
McKinney, trouble in the very
near future, freshman Fred Wolfe
finished almost a pool length
ahead of his nearest varsity com-
petitor, Jerry Price. The best time
of John Smith, varsity star in the
event, is 2:08.
The varsity found solace in the.
powerful stroking of Pete Fries,
who turned in his best perform-
ance of the season. A veteran
swimmer, Fries made a late at-
tempt in the 220-yd. freestyle to
catch varsity teammate , Andy
Morrow, and then quickly went
on to maintain a strong lead.
Swanacker, Kerr Win
Other freshman standouts were
Terry Swanacker wha placed first
in the 200-yd. butterfly event beat-
ing varsity performers Ed Pon-
crancz and Mike Natelson; and
Jim Kerr who sprinted ahead of
sophomore star Harry Huffacker
in the 100-yd, freestyle.
NHL SCORES
Toronto 3, Montreal 2
New York 6, Detroit 3
NBA SCORES
Minneapolis .116, Cincinnati 96
St. Louis 104, Detroit 100
Philadelphia 134, New York 123
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By JIM BENAGH
Ask track coach Don Canham
who was the star of last week's
dual meet with Illinois and he will
pass over a half-dozen world fa-
mous thinclads.
Instead, he will single out un-
sung Tony Seth, a sophomore who
has yet to win an individual first
place for the Michigan varsity.
"Look at the record," Canham
said. "Here's an unheralded sopho-
more who almost ties one of the
world's best (George Kerr of Il-
linois) in two races . . . the half
mile and the anchor of the mile
relay."
Canham Worried
Despite his praise for Seth, the
coach is worried about his run-
ner's morale since he has run four
"terrific races" and could not sal-
vage a first place in any of them.
Seth anchored Michigan's two-
mile relay quartet at the Michi-
gan State Relays with a' 1:53.2
half mile, then came back to battle
Ohio State's Glenn Davis in the
mile relay.
At Illinois he placed second to
Kerr in the open 880-yd. run with
a 1:52.4 clocking and was timed
at :48.2 for the final leg of the
relay. Both his run and the relay,
despite second-place finishes, were
counted as Michigan records.
Led the Pack
"The Illinois performance was
superb, considering that he had to
set the pace in both races - the
hardest thing to do," Canham
added.
Seth's amazing improvement
over the past five months is just

as heartening as his record runs.
During his freshman year and
last fall, the 20-yr.-old from Brit-
ish Guiana was rated number five
among "five good half-mile pros-
pects"' on the yearling team.
"Until just recently, he was way
out in left field," said Canham.
"We had a freshman race last
year and he came in a poor sixth."
Seth, a quiet economics major,
was recommended to Michigan by
McDonald Bailey, a former Cana-

dian (via Trinidad via Guiana)
Olympic sprinter.
The new-found star was "a good
17-yr.-old prospect who can run
the 440 in 50 seconds" when rec-
ommended, but now could be the
best athlete ever to come out of,
his country, according to Canham.
"McDonald probably won't be-
lieve those Illinois performances,"
he added, "but he should.
"Tony's going to become one of
the great ones."

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