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SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 1967


Gymnasts Place

Third in Regionals

1'M' Nine Cops Doubleheader


Special To The Daily
WHEATON, ILL.-They called
Green Bay title town, U.S.A.
Not to take anything away from
Green Bay, but if there ever was
a title town U.S.A., it has to be
Carbondale, Illinois.
Carbondale today rests in the
sports limelight after Southern
Illinois captured two significant
sports championships. SIU, which
is rapidly becoming a sports pow-
erhouse, stunned the basketball
world yesterday by winning the
NIT basketball tournament in New

York, and yesterday afternoon, the
Salukis gave more than sufficient
indication that they are the class
of college gymnasts.
Southern Illinois easily won the
mideast regional at Wheaton, Il-
linois yesterday, piling up an im-
pressive 189.0 points. The regional
victory taps SIU as the overwhelm-
ing favorite to capture their sec-
ond consecutive NCAA champion-
ship two weeks hense.
The top three finishers in the
regional earned the right to travel
to the NCAA finals, held this year

in Carbondale. Iowa, who de- received scores of better than nine
troned Michigan to capture this to push Michigan into an early
year's Big Ten championship, lead.
placed second with 184.75, while Slowdown
the Wolverines copped the third As the meet proceeded, the
and final qualifying position with Wolverines couldn't m a i n t a i n
184.10. their early momentum. The side-



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Southern Illinois dominated
competition throughout, turning
in first or second place finished
in every event except floor exer-
cise, where they took a third.
Michigan started fast, but ran into
difficulty on the sidehorse, high
bar, and parallel bars, and as a
result were deprived of a second-
place finish.
The Wolverines got off to a fan-
tastic start in floor exercise, where
Dave Jacobs came up with his
finest performance of the season.
earning a 9.35. Jacobs score was
good enough for second-place be-
hind Michigan State's Toby Tow-
son. Phip and Chip Fuller also
Dill on 'Stars'
WICHITA, Kan.-Craig Dill of
Michigan, Matthew Aitch of Mich-
igan State and Cliff Anderson of
St. Joseph's, Pa., brought to nine
yesterday the number of players
on the North squad for the April
15 North-South College All-Star
basketball game in Albuquerque.
This leaves only one vacancy on
the North team, Coached by Joe
Mullaney of Providence College.
Previously named were Mel
Graham of New York University,
Jim Burns of Northwestern, Keith
Swagerty of Pacific, Jaimie
Thompson of Wichita, Wes Bialo-
suknia of Connecticut and Tom
Workman of Seattle.

horse, which has been a trouble-
some to 'M' gymnasts all season
long, proved so again as the best
they could do was a sixth place
finish by Art Baessler with an
The high bar, usually one of
the Wolverines strongest events,
turned into a nightmare as Mike
Sasich missed his routine and
Scott Paris and Chris Vanden-
Broek turned in sub-par perform-
ances. Michigan gained some
solice on the trampoline where
ever-consistent Jacobs sparkled
again with a 9.5 effort, earning
him first-place. Wayne Miller and
Vic Conant backed up Jacobs by'
placing sixth sand seventh respec-
tively, to give Michiganthe top
spot in team tramp competition.
Although Michigan faltered on
the parallel bars, and had trouble
in vaulting, they remained tied
with Iowa going into the final
event. Iowa came up with a mag-
nificent showing on the rings to

As Season Opens in A
By GRAYLE HOWLETT Harvey. pinch hitting for the Wol-
Acting vF rines' starting pitcher Joe Kerr.
Associate Sports Editor Glen Redmon then loaded the
Special To The Daily bases by drawing a walk. Syger,
TUSCAN - Michigan baseball1 also a defensive standout in foot-
coach Moby Benedict stared down ball, then popped one out of the
at the steaming Arizona ground, huge surroundings of Indianville,
and commented: "You know Char- winterland camp of the Cleveland
lie Brown of 'Peanuts'? Well, after Indians.
his team lost their first game, he The grand slammer made it 6-
said. 'Rats! Losing the opening 3, and gave the Wolverines a lead
game is like dropping an ice cream they never relinquished.
cone on the sidewalk. You can't do Kerr, while yielding three runs
anything but stand there and look on nine hits, still turned in an
at it.' " impressive performance.
Yesterday Benedict didn't have "Yes, I was happy with Joe's
that problem. All he had to look pitching," Benedict nodded. "What
at were two fine victories over I'm doing is letting these guys go
Chapman College, 7-5, and Santa as far as they can and Joe turned
Clara University, 7-0, which in- in seven fine innings, which is
augurated Michigan's '67 baseball pretty good for his first time
campaign. out."





break the deadlock and move into
second - place alone. Michigan's
Cliff Chilvers muscled his way to
a 9.3, third-place finish; but the
Hawkeyes still captured the event.
Coach Newt Loken, although
somewhat disappointed, felt "that
if we get a few breaks in the finals,
we could surprise a few people."

Tie first game, against last
year's s m a 11 college champion,
Chapman College, produced come-
from-behind heroics by the Wol-
verine's Rick Syger.
Grand Slam
Trailing 3-1 going into the sev-
enth, Michigan Andy Fisher reach-
ed first on a boot, moved up on
a walk to Charlie Schmidt, and
scored on a ground single by John



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By The Associated Press
DETROIT-Pit Martin and Bill
Goldsworthy rammed in two goals
inside of 40 seconds midway
through the third period and lift-
ed the Boston Bruins to a 5-3 Na-
tional Hockey League victory over
the Detroit Red Wings last night.
The defeat marred the acting
coaching debut of Red Wing great
G ordie Howe, who ran the club
while regular Coach Sid Abel
watched from the press box. Howe,
was sidelined by a sore shoulder.

the NHL's all-time scoring champ,
Martin, a former Red Wing,
snapped a 3-3 tie at 11:03 of the
final period when he whipped his
own rebound past Detroit goalie
Roger Crozier. Then Goldsworthy,,
a rockie, gave the Bruins a cushion
goal at 11:43, beating Crozier from
close in.
* * *
Canadians Whip N.Y.
MONTREAL-Dave Balon and'
Henry Richard scored identical

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goals inside of 36 seconds midway
through the second, period and
lifted the Montreal Canadians to
a 4-2 National Hockey League vic-
tory over the New York Rangers.
The defeat stretched the slump-
ing Rangers' winless string to nine
games and dropped them into a
second place tie with Toronto,
just one point ahead of the Cana-
Ted Harrie set up the tying
and winning goals for Montreal
with blue line, slap shots which
Balon and Richard deflected past
New York goalie Ed Giacomin.
Richard tied the score at 2-2
with his goal at 12:48 and Balon's
goal put Montreal in front to stay
at 13:22.
Leafs Smash Hawks
TORONTO-The Toronto Maple
Leafs fired five second period.
goals last night and routed the
National Hockey League champion
Chicago Black Hawks 9-5, over-
shadowing Bobby Hull's 50th goal
of the season.
Dave Keon and Red Kelly scored
two goals apiece for the Leafs,
who blew a 3-0 first period lead
before breaking loose. The victory
moved the Leafs into a tie for
second place with New York which
lost to Montreal.
1103 S. University

Fast Start
The Wolverines, in their first
inning of play of the '67 season,
tallied on a double to left by Sy-
ger and a run-producing single
by Les Tanona.
Chapman scored one each in
the third, fourth and sixth to
take the lead before Syger's blast
sealed things up for the Wolver-
ines. Michigan added a cushion in
the eighth when reliever David
Reakiewicz chased Fisher home
with a single.
Syger also collected a triple to
give him three-for-four in the
The first end of the double-
header produced one other me-
morable moment, this in a lighter
Chapman's Gary Vanammaned
clubbed one all the way to the
fence in straightaway center.
When he tried to stretch it into an
inside-the-park homer, he was
gunned down at the plate, amid
the cries of protest by the Chap-
man bench.
Over the bellowing of Chap-
man's coach Paul Deese, came a
booming voice saying: "Good call'
ump. I could have made it from
The voice belonged to veteran
American League umpire John
Rice, who was calling the Cleve-
land Indians-Chicago Cubs (B)
game on an adjacent field.
Later.. .
Some two-anl-a-half hours lat-
er, the Wolverines started the sec-
ond half of their doubleheader
against highly - regarded Santa
Behind the three-hit pitching
of Geoff Zahn, Michigan made it

a happy opening day by shutting
out the Californians, 7-0.
In the abbreviated seven inning
contest, Zahn gave up two first-
stanza singles to twins Alvin and
Albert Strane, getting off the
game. He worked out of that jam
by striking out the next batter,
and by getting Rod Austin to
ground into a double play.
From then on he breezed, not
allowing a hit until the final in-
Line Scores
CHAPMAN COL. 001 101 002-5 11 1
MICHIGAN 100 000 420-7 9 1
Sohegian, Richards (6) and Cam-
mel; Kerr, Reakiewiez (8), Zepp (9)
and Nelson. HR-Michigan, Sygar.
MICHIGAN 240 000 1-7 8 2
SANTA CLARA 000 000 0-0 3 1
Zahn and Kraft; Boyle, Mclnerlnty
(6) and Daly. HR-Spicer.(2), Tan-
IPaddle ball
Michiganhpaddleball players
came through with flying colors
yesterday by capturing both the
singles and doubles championships
in the 1967 state paddleball tour-
Paul Lawrence defeated Jim
Swift, 21-4 and 21-15 to win the
singles title. Both men are Mich-
igan students.
In doubles play, Associate Intra-
iural Director Rod Grambeau
and his teammate Harry Detwiler
defeated defending state title-
holders Lynn Beekman and Bill
Altinhof from East Lansing. The
Michigan pair spotted the defend-
ing champs a 21-12 victory in the
first game, but roared back to gain
21-14 and 21-11 wins in the second
and third matches respectively to
capture the title.
All players are now awaiting the
national tournament to be held
at Bloomington, Indiana, on April




NHL Standings
W L T Pts. GF GA
x-Chicago 38 15 10 86 233 151
Toronto 27 24 11 65 173 183
New York 27 25 11 65 166 163
Montreal 26 25 12 64 169 168
Detroit 25 34 4 54 189 207.
Boston 17 37 10 44 169 227
x-Clinched title.
Montreal 4, New York2
Toronto 9, Chicago 5
Boston 5, Detroit 3
Montreal at Chicago
Chicago at Toronto
Boston at New York




Outside of their responsibility to arrange for the class gift, the senior class officers
are, during their senior year, functionally defunct. Because of this, the elections for class
officers become popularity contests of "who is more well-liked" or "who knows more people."
While popularity reflects on some of a candidate's qualifications for an executive office, it
seems to me that unless there can be some meaning or function attached to these positions,
a rational justification for electing three officers in each college is tenuous. The problem is,
then, what can the-officers do? When it is realized that the University has more alumni than
any other school, located in various graduate and professional schools and occupations, a
possible answer to thel above question may lie in the senior class's relations with the various
alumni groups.
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especially in finding faculty members who, as in small schools, will work to present and
support a student's qualifications to an admissions committee or a personnel manager. While
personal recommendations cannot compensate for scholastic achievements, they can often
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Having spoken to representatives of the Alumni Association, I feet that there is a
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enjoys in strong faculty recommendations.
This proposal is, of course, of an experimental nature with may details tobe worked
out. There is, moreover, no inherent guarantee of success. At worst, though, an attempt leaves
the senior class no worse off than before. At best, it can significantly offset a disadvantage
inherent in a large school.
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