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Page Eight

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday March 28, 1969

Page Eight THE MiCHIGAN DAILY Friday, March 28, 1969

BLACK VIEWS
ona
REPRESSION and DISSENT

Unsung Richards dismounts with elusive crown

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By JERRY CLARKE
When Dick Richards won the
Big Ten parallel bars champion-
ship last weekend in the Events!
Building, it marked the climax
of four years of hard work for
one of Michigan's finest gymnasts.
Richards, a senior, won the title
by beating out teammate and de-
fending champion Ron Rapper,
and in doing so, he bettered his
average for the season by almost
.7 of a point.
As a senior, this was Richards'
last chance to win the champion-
ship and to compete in the na-
tionals. The victory was especially
sweet because he has been per-
forming all season in Rapper's
shadow, as he never had the high
score on the bars. Wolverine coach
Newt Loken describes the new

champion as an extremely hard
worker. He is, says Loken, a "tech-
nician who studies every move he
makes, and analyzes them very
discernedly."
Richards first became interest-
ed in gymnastics while in ele-
mentary school. He took up tum-
bling and trampolining in the
fourth and fifth grades, partici-
pating in YMCA shows. "Growing
pains" placed too much stress
upon his knee and he was forced
to cease this activity and turn his
attention to other areas.
He went to high school at
Northshore Country Day school in
Winnetka, Illinois, a private school
with no gymnastics program.
Here,. his primary interest was
football, and he earned honorable
mention on the all-state team.

MOHON STARS:
Golfers slip in tourney

PANEL DISCUSSION
BLACK PANTHERS
DETROIT

In his senior year, Richards be-
gan spending his afternoons at the
public high school, where his
brother was captain of the gym-
nastics team. He was permitted
to work out and sometimes per-
formed in exhibitions.
On a trip to Michigan, he ran
into Alex Frecska, the adopted
son of his first tumbling instruc-
tor. Frecska, an all-arounder on
the Wolverine squad, introduced
him to coach Loken. The next fall,
Richards enrolled at Michigan and
began working out.
SINCE HIS freshman year,
Richards has worked hard to per-
fect his routines. He began in
several events, but soon began to
specialize on the parallel bars, the
area of his best achievement.
His performances have shown
increasing improvement since. He
is the only man known to do a
move that Loken calls, appropri-
ately, the "Richards." This man-
euver involves a full pirouette
while holding on to one bar.
In the conference meet, Rich-
ards stunned the crowd with a
rarely seen dismount. The full
twisting back somersault is an
extremely difficult move used by
only two Olympians. Richards is
one of the very few collegians to
have successfully performed the
dismount. He used it in both his
preliminary and final routines,
posting identical 9.35 scores and
easily winning the championship.
OFF THE parallel bars, Rich-
ards is an English major. He hopes
to eventually attend graduate
school, but does not expect to do
so immediately following grad-
uation. He hopes to teach in the
Chicago area, but wherever he
goes, it will have to be near enough
to the waterathat he will be able
to pursue one of his favorite ac-
tivities, sailing.
Dick Richards is an accomplish-
ed yachtsman with a great deal of
experience, His father placed fifth
in the Olympic trials last year in
San Diego. Richards himself has
competed in several international
events. He and his brother once
traveled to Rio de Janeiro to en-,

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JOHN WATSON
Editor "South End"

KEN COCKREL
Radical Detroit Lawyer

Special To The Daily
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Rain
mixed with frigid winds and early
tee off times hurt the scores of the
Michigan golfers as they slid from
fifth to seventh in the second
round of play in the annual Miami
Invitational Tournament.
The linksmen finished the day
with a combined total of 621
strokes, nearly fifty strokes be-
hind tournament leader Florida
State.,

DODGE REVOLUTIONARY UNION MOVEMENT

The only bright spot for t he
Wolverines was junior Keith Mo-
han who blazed to a 72 to equal
par. Mohon's 146 total for the two
days easily placed him in first
place among the Michigan golfers,
11 shots ahead of second place
Mark Christenson.
Assistant Coach Bill Newton
noted that, "I was very, very
pleased with Keith's (Mohan)
shooting."
Although Mohan breezed along,
the rest of the Wolverines found
plenty of troubles. Newton expres-
sed his concern o v e r the other
scores, but expected that better tee
times and playing could aid the
Wolverines to a fifth place finish.
While the Wolverines flounder-
ed, Brian Fleicher of Miami Dade
J.G. stole the show by breaking the
old course record with a nine un-
der par 63.

-Daily-Andy Barbas
DICK RICHARDS EXECUTES one of the many graceful moves that resulted in his parallel bar
victory during the Big Ten Championships held last weekend in Ann Arbor. Richards will represent
Michigan in this event as he travels to Seattle next weekend to compete in the National Cham-
pionships. Iowa edged out the Wolverines for the right to go as a team.
ter the International Penguin
Championship. Equipment prob-
lems resulted hina finish only idno rejects ,fT*
the middle of the pack. They did -
better a few years later when they1
finished second in the Junior Na-
tionals in New Orleans.
Richards is not on scholarship
for his gymnastics work. This ; DETROIT - Two groups of local businessmen were reported
makes him a rarity among cham- yesterday to be negotiating to buy the Detroit Pistons of the National
pions in this age of "big business' Basketball Association.
athletics. Nevertheless, he has BaktalAscain
been a valuable part of the Michi- The Detroit News said one group includes Wayne Walker of the
gan gymnastics team for the last Detroit Lions And former teammate Darris McCord.
three years. Coach Loken: "He The News said a second group of Detroit businessmen had of-
will be missed a great deal on next fered $3 million for the Pistons during two days of negotiations with
year's team.ic i i 7I n1u£j'J last. a pnki-nfl hxU, LIL 11nar r . rtIIAAZJ p.A4 mitt, for

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0 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The owner of a bar where
Negro ballplayer Maury Wills was asked to leave says he will
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Pete Everett, owner of the Cock 'N Bull bar, declined further
The second in a series of comment. However, Frank Mario, who said he was manager of the
meetings with representatives of bar, earlier stated that the Cock 'N Bull "has a policy" of not
athletic organizations sponsored serving Negroes because white youths patronize the business and
by the Advisory Committee of fights could break out.
Recreation, Intramural and
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