FRIDAY, MARCH 31,1967
THE MICHIG.1 IN7 DAILY
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By JON SISKIN
Defending champion Southern
Illinois rests in the limelight today
as the 1967 NCAA championships
open at Carbondale, Illinois.
The Salukis, this year's host
school, appear from all previous
performances to be the tourney
favorite. SIU swept through a
grueling dual meet schedule (in-
cluding Big Ten members Iowa
and Michigan State) unbeaten,
and toped this off by rolling to a
convincing triumph two weeks ago
in the Mideast Regional.
Although Southern Illinois is
highly regarded, several other
schools have a chance to take
the kitchen cynic...
A twenty-inch hole on the sports page.
A senior editor's dream.
You have a column and a brain, and vast years of experience in
(not on) the field. You've seen World Series games, All-Star Bowling
with Joe Wilson, enough Michigan football to last a lifetime and
enough basketball to last two.
And you can't think of a damn thing to say. Not a thing. You
clutch, you panic, a knot tightens in your stomach. (When you feel
the knot, you really panic.)
"The Kitchen Cynic." That's it. Relax. You're a cynic. So write
something cynical. Bitter even.
So how about this. It was a beautiful Thursday afternoon
and yours truly and fellow Sports Editor Clark (Letcher) Norton
decided to make it an afternoon of tennis, in the tradition of
former Sports Editor Lloyd Graff, who spent many happy hours
looking for balls in the cracks on the I-M courts.
But Clark and I were enthusiastic, gleeful even. We knew that
a new $50,000 complex of tennis courts had been completed down
where the old courts used to be So we galloped on down (actually he
galloped, while I was alongside).
The courts were new and green, the lines as white as the clean,
bouncy Spaulding balls we held in our hands.
If only we'd brought a net along.
Ah well, it's only a multiversity. You can't expect them to think
That's not -all, though. You see, while making inquiries into the
possibility of obtaining nets maybe for the 1968-69 season, I was in-
formed that there would, be a $1.50 an hour charge to play on the
"That's all right," I said. "Get those townies any way you can.
I've put more money into .. . Book Store than Tom Dodd would get
at a 1,000 cocktail parties."
"Not the townies, kid," said my source deadly serious. "You.
The students. Pay. Through the nose. $1.50 per."
Most likely, Ann Arbor merchants get in for free.
Still about six or so inches though to fill. Pour your heart out,
cynic. Get it off your chest. You know what the psychiatrists say:
"Two, four, six, eight,
Go ahead associate."
So here goes again. There is an Honorary listed in the Honors
supplement in today's Daily called Quarterdeck, which is "for grads
and undergrads in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering with
at least a 2.0 grade point." Talk about a selective organization. Seven-
teen initiates too!
Then there's always Sigma Gamma Epsilon, "Honorary
Society for men showing high scholarship and active interest in
the earth sciences." I wonder how one maintains an "active in-
terest," and I'd be most interested to see the initiation rites.
But lest I be accused of picking on minority Honoraries, let me
also mention the highly selective grouping of "Literature, Science,
and the Arts, Juniors." One of everybody's favorite pastimes is to
thumb through each honorary and see how many people you know.
I hit 46 in this particular group and I'm an introvert. But it is nice
to get your name in the paper, I guess.
I should have called my column "Making Enemies." Like
Lyndon ought to consider what he has really done for America
and rename his "dream country" "The Irate Society."
Two inches to go and I'm still angry.
"More to say,
Hell to pay."
One of the most heart rending things I've read in the past eon
or so was a column by David Shama, Sports Editor of the Minnesota
home national honors. Gymnastics
has reached a level of performance
never before equalled in collegiate
competition, and this should pro-
vide for the most intensely con-
tested NCAA meet in its 25 year
Two teams from the eastern
part of the country are highly
touted and could finish well-up
in the team standings. Penn State
and Springfield tied for the title
in the Eastern Regional, and each
has scored in the upper 180's on
In the Mideast Region, SIU was
the dominant figure, but Iowa and
Michigan are not to be taken
lightly. The Hawkeyes placed first
in the Big Ten this year, while
the Wolverines ended a close
From the Midwest Regional
come three powerhouses; Iowa
State (fourth place in the NCAA's
last year), Colorado State and
Arizona. Each of these squads has
been in the 188 range most of the'
The Western Regional also will
be sending two top-notch teams in
USC and California. The Golden
The Michigan wrestling squad,
in a meeting held yesterday after-
noon, chose heavyweight Dave
Porter as captain for the 1968
He will succeed Bob Fehrs, who
captained this year's team to a
second in both the Big Ten and
the NCAA championships.
Porter carries an impressive list
of credentials along with this
latest honor. Last year, the Wol-
verine junior took first in the
conference and national tourna-
ments, while this year he won the
Big Ten crown and finished third
in the nationals. In addition, Por-
ter was named Outstanding Wres-
tler at this year's Big Ten Cham-
The Michigan Lacrosse Club
will play its first two games of
the season this weekend. Satur-
day's game will feature the Chi-
cago Lacrosse Club, while Sun-
day's will highlight arch-rival
Michigan State. Both games will
be played at Wines Field and
commence at 1:30 p.m.
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Bears of California came in sec-
ond last year behind Southern Il-
linois in the finals.
With the competition so close,
coach Newt Loken figures that
Michigan could finish anywhere
from first to tenth, -depending
upon how consistently they can
hit their routines. The Wolver-
ines achieve their first and only
national gymnastics champion-
ship in 1963; last year, they fin-
ished a somewhat disappointing
fifth after copping the conference
If the Wolverines performance
patterns their season's showing,
they should garner the most
points on the trampoline and in
floor exercise. Dave Jacobs, who
has been ranked as the number
one trampolinist for the entire
season, is Michigan's best hope for
an individual championship.
Wayne Miller, defending NCAA
titlist on the tramp, has been un-
able to regain his form of last year
with injuries hobbling him for a
good part of the season. Miller
still is expected to show well
along with sophomores Vic Conant
and Mike Zadel.
Floor exercise is another event
where Michigan' ought to stand
out. Phip and Chip Fuller along
with Dave Jacobs are all capable
of scoring above 9.0 and should
push the Wolverine overall tally
The Salukis have an advantage
over most teams because of their
tremendous depth. Sr, despite
the tragic loss of four-time NCAA
titlist Frank Schmidt in an air-
plane crash, still show great over-
all strength. Their best chance
for an individual title is on long
horse, where Paul Mayer is the
Iowais to be reckoned with on
the high bar, side horse and rings.
Neil Schmitt is possibly the na-
tion's best on high bar, while Marc
Slotten, Ken Gordon and Keith
McCanless form the top side horse
trio in the country. Don Hatch
could take it all on the rings.
Boston 1, BaltimoreE0
Cincinnati13, Los Angeles 1
Kansas City 3, Houston 2
St. Louis 8, New York (N) 3
Detroit 2, Philadelphia 1
Pittsburgh 11, Washington 4
Minnesota 4, New York (A) 3
San Francisco 7, California 5
Chicago ((N) 6, Cleveland 2
New Mexico 8, Illinois 7 (10 inn)
Southern California 7, Yale 2
Northwestern 0-8, Nicholls 2-3
Colorado 3, Iowa 0
Arizona 9, Iowa 3
Chicago 3, Boston 1
Michigan State is out' of the
running this year after losing
Dave Thor, their inimitable all-
around performer. Thor was ser-
iously injured in an automobile
accident two days before the re-
gional, and without him the Spar-
tans failed to qualify their team
for the finals. MSU still should
have one national champion, that
NCAA President Marcus Plant
of Michigan told The Daily last
night that he had no comment
on possible NCAA action on ex-
Pennsylvania athletic director
Jerimiah Ford II's charges that
the athletic department had
supported illegal payment of
athletes' tutoring. Ford said
that he was fired from his post
Wednesday because of his op-
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By the luck of the draw, Mich-
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on the trampoline as the finals
start at 9:30 this morning. The
Wolverines would like to get off to
a fast start and stay in the lead
until the meet's conclusion Satur-
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