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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15. 1967

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By JOHN SIS1MN
Newt Loken is known for his
effusing optimism. In regard to to-
day's meet with Michigan State at
4 p.m. in the Sports Building, he
is in his customary frame of mind.
"The boys are ready. Last Fri-
day's disappointing s h o w i n g
against Eastern Michigan shook
up the squad and provided an even
greater impetus for achieving peak
performance against State.
"The workouts since Friday
have been encouraging, and men-
tally the squad seems well-pre-
pared. If the boys hit their rou-
tines as they have done in the
practice sessions, there's no reason
to suspect anything but victory."
Although optimistic, Loken is
well aware of MSU's prowess. "Ev-
ery event, with possibly the excep-

tion of the trampoline, will be so
tightly contested that winners
could be decided by fractions of
a point," he enthused..
Angry Mood
The Spartans come into today's
meet, in an angry'mood after drop-
ping their first Big Ten dual meet
in almost two years last Saturday
at Illinois, 189.775 to 185.525. The
loss dropped MSU from a first
place tie with Michigan and Iowa,
and a setback today could snuff
out virtually all State hopes for
the conference title.
With the exception of floor ex-
ercise and rings, Michigan State
faltered badly against the Illini.
Coach George . Szypula was tre-
mendously disappointed with his
team's showing on the side horse,
high bar and parallel bars and

hopes for an abrupt about-face year have exceeded his last year's

against the Wolverines.!
Sttae has eight lettermen back#
from last year's squad, which went
undefeated in dual meet competi-
tion only to have the Big Ten
crown snatched away after a phe-
nomenal performance by Michigan
in the Big Ten meet. Szypula also
has the services of some outstand-
ing sophomores.
Thunder from Thor
Junior Dave Thor, an All-Amer-
ican last year, is the key man in
the Spartan contingent. As a
sophomore, he copped the Big Ten
all around title with brilliant first
place performances in the floor
exercise and side horse, and then
went on to finish third in the NC-
AA all-around. Although it hard-
ly seems possible, his efforts this

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showing.
Another superior performer is
soph Toby Towson, who has al-
ready won the AAU floor exercise
championship and captured the
number one spot in the 1966 Mid-
west Open. He is averaging a spec-
tacular 9.45 in floor exercise this
year, good enough for the top
spot in the national rankings, just
ahead of Wolverine standout Phip
Fuller.
Ring-Ding
On the still rings, MSU boasts
three more top-flight performers.
Ed Gunny placed first in the NC-
AA finals, while Larry Goldberg
ranked third in Big Ten competi-
tion and Dave Croft muscled his
way to a first place finish in the
league.
As if this weren't enough, the
talent doesn't stop here. Ron Aure,
the captain of the 1967 squad,
placed third in Big Ten floor exer-
cise last season and has turned in
noteworthy showings both in floor
ex and on the long horse this year.
Dennis Smith has been scoring
over 9 consistently on the side
horse, while Cliff Diehl has dis-
tinguished himself on the parallel
bars.
The Spartans have a wealth of
talent, and they are undoubtedly
confident of hitting a greater de-
gree, of proficiency on their rou-
tines than they did at Champaign.
Loken envisions several vicious-
ly-contested battles. He sights the
floor exercise, which looms as a
possible foreshadowing to the NC-
AA finals, with Towson and Phip
Fuller, the two best in the nation,
as an extremely close match. Chip
Fuller and Thor are two other top
entries in this event.
Gym Standings

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - "These people;
make the Teamsters look like un-
dernourished doves," attorney The-
odore Kheel said yesterday in an-
nouncing that his five-man vice-
presidential committee w o u I d
make one more concerted effort to
settle the lingering NCAA-AAU
track and field power struggle.
"I wish to make clear we will
render a final decision which will
dispose of this dispute once andj
for all," the New York labor law-
yer added.
Kheel steeped back into the pic-
ture when the Amateur Athletic
Union suspended seven foreign
athletes for competing in the non-
sanctioned U.S. Track and Field
Federation meet here last Friday
nigh.t

WHEN MSU's Dave Thor isn't on the rings, he's on the high bar,
parallel bars, or any other gymnastic apparatus which will bring
points to the Spartans. The outstanding all-around performer is
a key man for Michigan to outpoint in today's meet.

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meet here while Murphy, an Irish
miler, had been entered in the
Cleveland meet Saturday night.
The foreigners were barred be-
cause under international rules
they were obligated to be passed
uuon by the AAU, which is the
:United States' agent in Interna-
tional events. The AAU does not
have jurisdiction over domestic
coliege athletes competing in a
college. a onsored event, such as
the USTFF meet.
Hamilton and Murphy said they
had been threatened with loss of
their scholarships by Villanova
coach Jumbo Elliott if they failed
to compete. Elliott denied it.
Bud Winter, track coach at San
Jose State. said he would appeal
the action all the way to the State
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Phip and Chip Fuller along with
Fred Rodney should provide stiff
competition for State's Thor and
Aure on the long horse. Michigan
may hold a slight edge on the side
horse, with Art Baessler, Chris
Vanden Broek and Dave Geddes
going against MSU's Smith, Thor
and Ed Witzke, and Gerry Moore.
Cliff Chilvers and Rich Kenney,
the two Wolverine mainstays on
the rings, face a severe test in the
likes of Gunny, Croft and Gold-
berg. Vanden Broek. Scott Paris,
Mike Sasich and Gary Vander
Voort will be matched against
MSU's fourcome of Gunny, Thor,
Diehl and Norm Haynie.
Uphill Battle

best, Thor and Diehl. If there is1
one event in which the Wolverines
should be rated as favorites, it's
on the trampoline where Dave Ja-
cobs, Vic Conant and Mike Zadel
should outpoint Thor, Aure and
Keith Sterner.
The Wolverines will be hamper-
ed in one respect tomorrow, for'
they will be without the services
of Wayne Miller, last year's Big
Ten and NCAA trampoline titlist
and a steady performer also in
floor exercise. Miller is stillhob-
bled by severely sprained ankles
and is sidelined for an indefinite
period.
Loken feels that the squad
should feel confident after these
last few days of practice, and that

The USTFF is an arm of the
National Collegiaite Athletic As-.
sociation, which is vying with the
AAU for control of the nation's,
amateur track.
Appeal on Way
The attorney said, pending finalj
settlement of the dispute, he would
appeal to both parties for the
lifting of any barriers that might
keep athletes out of impending
competitions.
Without saying so, he indicated
he would attempt to get the AAU
to lift its suspensions, enabling
three of those barred to compete
in the New York Athletic Club
meet Friday night at Madison
Square Garden.
Col. Don Hull, executive direc-
tor of the AAU, has insisted he
won't do it. "We' did it last sum-
mer when the arbitration board
asked us to," Hull said. "We will
not make any exceptions now."
Affected Athletes
The athletes affected are Chris
Papanicolaou, a Greek pole vaul-
ter who attends San Diego State;
Ian Hamilton and, Frank Murphy
of Villanova and Benedict Cayenne
and Carver King of Maryland
State.
Also involved are two Michigan
trackmen, Alex McDonald from
Jamaica and John Reynolds from
Canada. They are members of the
Wolverine' two mile relay team
which won the USTFF meet.
Neither man is effected by the
suspension since they have no cur-
rent plans to compete in any
meets sponsored by the AAU.
The current situation does not
effect the chance of either man
from making the Olympic team
since the Games are controlled by
a separate committee.
Out of LA
Papanicolaou was barred from
the Los Angeles Times meet last
Saturday night. Hamilton from
Ireland, Cayenne and King from
Trinidad, all relay specialists, were
scheduled to run in the NYAC

I'~ l'iC1.n n k tui%:1G1 i er-
son of Maryland State said he
would have to withdraw his relay
teams from the NYAC meet.
Hull said he had given sufficient
warning that sanction was neces-
sary in the case of the foreign
athletes but the USTFF ignored it.
Walter Byers, NCAA executive di-
rector, called the action a "power
play" and said it was a violation
of the U.S. Senate moratorium
resolution.
Angry Arbitrator
Kheel, whose five-man commit-
tee hammered out the resolution,
displayed pique and impatience at
his noon press conference.
"Our committee sought to arbi-
trate this dispute - getting an
agreement from both sides," he
said. "We took four approaches,
none of which has worked.
"We will call another meeting
at which the parties may sum up
their final positions, then we are
in a position-if necessary-to
make a binding, final decision.
Faith in Board
"We hope that won't be neces-
sary because we might salvage the
10-man Coordinated Committee on
Track and Field, formed last Nov.
16, which, if functioning, appears
an ideal solution.
"If not, the board will resolve
the isue. It's my opinion that the
public is sick and tired of this and
sympathetic to neither side."
Prior to the November meeting
the Daily printed a copyrighted
story stating that NCAA and US-
TFF officials were prepared to
walk out of the meeting if they
were dissatisfied with the proceed-
ings.
But both sides agree to arbitra-
tion by the co-ordinating commit-
tee. If Kheel and his board are
unable to solve the current crises,
there is still a possibility that the
college group will follow through
on its earlier threat and bring ev-
en more confusion to the already
volatile situation.

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MICHIGAN
Michigan State
Illinois
Wisconsin
Indiana
Minnesota
Ohio State

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3 2 .600
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Dick Richards and Vander all they have to overcome now are
Voort, Michigan's top men on the those nervous jitters which could
parallel bars, will have an uphill cause slight faults in their rou-
fight against the Spartan's Lwo tines.

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND
ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF
CENTRAL COMMITTEE
SECRETARY: SANDY MORTER
TREASURER: DANA McCURDY
TICKETS: SUSAN JOHNSON
PUBLIC RELATIONS: TERRY CHRISTENSON, JANET WICKHAM
PUBLICITY: RANDY RISSMAN, JENNY RHEA
BOOKLET: VALERIE CAVIN, DICK BROWN
SPECIAL EVENTS: JIM TISHLER, CAROL CASSAB
SPECIAL EVENTS: JANET HART, LINDA SCHOBER
GRAPHICS: DICK COPE

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Presents:

REV. DAVID McCREATH

AS FAR AS the AAU is concerned, Michigan trackmen John
Reynolds (left) and Alex McDonald are no longer eligible for
international competition. The foreign-born half of the Wolver-
ines' crack two mile relay team were suspended by the AAU :or
competing in meet sponsored by the rival United States Track
and Field Federation.

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MAJOR PROGRAMS NOW UNDER WAY:
PLOWSHARE-Industrial and scientific uses of
nuclear explosives. WHITNEY-Nuclear weapons for
national defense. SHERWOOD-Power production
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February 16
7:30 P.M.
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