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When you're only number two,
you just have to try harder. -
Well, Michigan gymnast Dave.
Jacobs is only the number two
trampolinist on the Wolverine
squad but has he been trying hard
to become number, one,
Jacobs is number two only be-^
cause world titlist - Wayne Miller
competes on coach Newt Loken's
defending Big Ten champions. .
Miller is also the number one
trampolinist in the Big Ten and
the nation but Jacobs showed last
month that the Lafayette, La.,
native is not number one by very
In the United States World Cup
trials in Florida over the winter4
holidays, Jacobs finished only five-
hundredths of a point behind first
place Miller. Both will represent
the United States in the World
championships in London this
All World Titles
And Jacobs has quite a few
championships to show to his
credit. Between him and Miller,
the duo hold all the major tram-
palning titles in the world.
Jacobs holds the winter NAAU, Gymnast Di
Midwest Open, and Nissen cup
titles. Sprinkle this in with a fifth And Jacobs finished fifth in the
in the World championships in world cup last summer only be-'
Miller's home town last summer cause of a missed routine in the
and a second in the summer final competition. He hopes to
NAAU and it is evident just how make up for that finish this sum-
formidable the Michigan sopho- mer in London.
more really is. Start in Amarillo
Jacobs began his tumbling and
trampolining career back in Ama-
rillo, Texas, as a high school
I ERSisophomore when he joined the
RS1TYNard's trampolining club. The
Nard's club has turned out several
OF DETROIT strong trampolinists who have
since come to Michigan. The best
so far, is, of course, Jacobs.
Through the tramp club, Jacobs
Ga rmon and went to the 1964 NAAU'sin Kings-
port, N.Y., where he finished third.
S u There he met Eddie Cole, a grad-
' fun k I uate student at Michigan, who has
since coached Jacobs to an AAU
-errrrrr ;title.

In December, he solidified that
claim when he returned to the
U.S. to capture the Midwest Open
in Chicago, a crown Miller had
won the year before. Jacobs noted
that for the past 11 years or so,
the tramp title has always been
won by a Michigan gymnast.
Last weekend, Jacobs started his
run towards challenging Miller's
Big Ten title when he recorded
a 9.65 out of ten in taking first
against Indiana in a dual meet in
the Sports Building.
Still, winning is not the most
important thing for the Texan
native while he is competingfor
the Maize and Blue. Jacobs ex-
plained that, "More than anything,
I am Just proud to be a part of
the team. Wayne and I try to fin-
ish one, two, to benefit the
Jacobs. who also performs on
the long vaulting horse and in free,
exercise, hopes to turn professional
after college for a few years. From
there, he hopes to teach. Gary
Erwin, former Michigan NCAA
title holder, just turned pro and
Jacobs hopes to follow in his foot
steps touring the country.
Other Thoughts
Right now, however, Dave Jacobs
has his mind set on the Big Ten
season and from there the World
championships. He will have
plenty of competition for both
and mainly from his teammates.
While Miller won the Big Ten
title last year, it has been almost
forgotten that a Michigan junior,
Vic Conant, finished second. Per-
haps it will be one-two-three this
The World championship is next,
something Jacobs appears longing
for with eager eyes after his dis-
appointing, at least to him, finish
last season. His chances look good
except for one stumbling block,
his friend and teammate Wayne


)ave Jacobs

the fine points of trampolining.
It must have worked, for the next
winter Jacobs won the NAAU title.
Since enrolling in Michigan in
the fall of 1965, Jacobs has work-
ed closely with world champion
Miller. As Jacobs put it himself,
"we're the best of friends. Still,
I, always work hard to beat Wayne.
It's human nature to want to win.
It is especially frustrating finish-
ing five-hundredths of a point
behind him in the world cup
Jacobs proved his claim as one
of the best trampolinists in the
world last November when he won
the Nissen Cup in competition
'with most of the top gymnasts in
the world.



Till you've tried ULRICH'S
Ann Arbor's friendly bookstore

(By the author of "Rally Round lthe Flag, Boys!",
"Dobie Gillis," etc.)
Crushed between the twin millstones of January
weather and final exams, you are saved from total des-
pair, poor devils, only by the knowledge that winter vaca-
tion will soon be here.
Where will you go this year? Will it be Florida again,
or are you tired of jails? Then how about Puerto Rico?
A most excellent notion, say I. A balmy and bounteous
Island with long white beaches and blue, blue skies and
green, healing seas. And, most pleasant of all, -the warm
and gracious people of Puerto Rico! You don't even have
to know'Spanish to communicate with this friendly folk.
Just learn three simple phrases and you'll get along
splendidly: "Buenos dias" which means "Good morning,"
"Gracias" which means "Thank you," and "Que serd
serd" which, means "Your llama is on my foot."
In order to help you enjoy the fabled land of Puerto
Rico it would be well for me to supply a bit of historical
background. (It would also be well for me to say a fe
words about Personna Super Stainless Steel Blades be-
cause the makers of Personna Super Stainless Steel
Blades pay me to write this column and they are inclined
to sulk if I omit to mention their product. Of course, they
don't stay gloomy long, for they are kindly, cheery men
fond of Morris dancing, spelling bees, and temperance
punch-fine, upright types, as true and gleaming and
durable as the blades they make. And if you've tried
Personna's, you know how true and gleaming and durable.
that is! And if you haven't tried Personna's, poor devil,
you've cheated both your purse and face, for Personna's
last and last, shave after luxury shave, close, clean, nick-
less, hackless, tugless, gougeless, scratchless, matchless.
Personna Super Stainless Steel Blades come in Double
Edge or Injector style and are made only by the makers
of Personna Super Stainless Steel Blades.)
But I digress. Back to the history of Puerto Rico. The
island was discovered by that popular discoverer Chris-
topher Columbus. Incidentally, considering Columbus'
popularity, it's odd we know so little about him. What do
we really know? Only this:
He was born in Genoa on August 25, 1451, the son of
Ralph T. Columbus, a knee-cymbal vendor, and Eleanor
(Swifty) Columbus, a low hurdler. He was an only child
except for his five brothers and eight sisters. From early
childhood he was an avid reader and spent all his waking
hours immersed in a book. Unfortunately, there was only
one book in Genoa at the time-Care of the Horse by
Aristotle-and after 18 years of reading Care of the
Horse, Columbus grew restless. When rumor reached
him there was another book in Madrid, off he ran as fast
as his little fat legs would carry him.
Disappointment, alas, awaited him there. The only book
in Madrid was Cuidar un Cdballo, which proved to be noth-
ing more than a Spanish translation of Care of the Horse.
Then one day Columbus heard from a traveller that
there were millions of books in India, and he was in-
stantly ablaze to set sail. Off he ran on his little fat legs
to the court of Ferdinand and Isabella (Columbus, though
more than six feet tall, was plagued with little fat legs
all his life) and, as we all know, he persuaded the Span-
ish rulers to outfit him with three stout ships, the Flopsy,
the Mopsy, and the Cottontail, and the rest is history

Farmon and
and skean
Simon and
Simon and
BOTH of them in the University
of Detroit Memorial Bldg., si-
multaneously, at the some time,
together! At 8:30 p.m. Tickets
are a modest (we blush) $2,
3, 4. At the box office.

Cole is presently world profes-
sional springboard diving champ
and was NCAA trap titlist while in
college. He has been guiding
Jacobs' and Miller's progress since

Louisville Surprised;
Tar Heels Clip NCS

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After the Kingsport AAU's in
1964, Jacobs toured the East Coast By The Associated Press
and much of Canada with the CARBONDALE, Ill.-Walt Fra-
Wonderful World of Sports tour zier sank five free. throws in the
with which he put on exhibitions last 66 seconds last night to lead
with over 100 athletes, including Southern Illinois to a 53-50 upset
the West Berlin motor police force of previously undefeated Louisville.

and Mexican cliff livers.
Following the tour, Jacobs spent
the fall of his senior year of high
school with Cole who taught him
Maryland 82, West Virginia 81 (ovt)
North Carolina 79, N.C. State 78
St. Francis (NY) 95, NYU 90
Indiana State 106, Ball State 101
South Carolina 81, Virginia 57
Geo. Washington 65. Va. Military 62
Southern Illinois 53, Louisville 50
St. Norbert 93, Michigan Tech 82
WV. Michigan 73, Chicago Loyola 68
St. John's (NY) 98, St. Joseph's (Pa)
Cincinnati 106, Chicago 102
Los Angeles at San Francisco (inc)

Louisville had won 13 straight
and was ranked second in the As-
sociated Press Top Ten poll.
The Salukis led throughout the.
entire game except for a 4-2
Louisville lead in the first min-
utes and a half of play.
Sophomore Dick Garrett led
SIU, rated No. 1 among small
college teams, with 18 points. Fra-
zier chipped in 16. Westley Unseld
had 23 and Butch Beard had 17'
to combine for 40 of Louisville's
50 points.j
Commanding Lead
SIU led at the half 29-26 after
leading by 11 points, 27-16, with
14 minutes gone in the first half.
The Salukis then went without
a basket until Creston Whitaker
sank a jump shot at the half-
time horn.
Louisville added 10 points in this
six-minute period.
Frazier and Garrett finished
with nine rebounds each and Un-
seld led the Cardinals with 16. -

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Fifth-
ranked North Carolina had to
come from eight points behind in
the second half last night to es-
cape with a 79-78 Atlantic Coast
Conference basketball victory
over determined North Carolina
The Tar Heels tied it 57-57 with
10 minutes left on Larry Miller's
field goal, then got the lead which
they never lost, though threat-
ened the rest of the way.
Bob Lewis scored a game high
of 25 points for the Tar Heels,
who won their 12th in 13 games
and are 4-0 in the conference.
Rusty Clark added 20 and Miller
16 for North Caialina.
Braucher led State with 24, Nick
Trifunovich had 17 and Bill
Mavredes 13.
Braucher's field goal gave State
a 39-38 lead at the end of a-see-
saw first half.
State, led by Trifunovich, than
surged to an eight-point lead mid-
way through the second half.
Then North Carolina staged its



Chicago 6, Detroit 1
Toronto 2, Montreal 1


JAN. 9 tkru 16
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