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by Mike Block Fight for ]u
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the y
3first of a two-part series on the
Requiem for Yost
Big Ten Gymnastics Meet being
held Friday and Saturday at Madi-
son. This article deals with Wiscon-
"Excuse me, please "sin, Iowa, and Ohio State. The
"ardon me Sir, can I get through here? Badgers and Hiawkeyes plus Michi-
"Lady, please hold onto your kid so we don't trample him." gans satrgest ppot to be Michi-
There is a good chance that the above sentences and many similar
ones have been uttered through the years by Bob Cantrell, Tom Cole, By LLOYD GRAFF
and any other Michigan basketball captain who has led his teammates "Number four in '64."
through a mob of standing-room customers onto the court at Yost This slogan, referring to Michi-
Field House. gan's quest for a fourth consecu-
tive Big Ten Gymnastics chain-
Especially in those precious few years when the squad was pionship, has been the watchword
talented enough to warrant a full house,there has been that of the gym team all season. This
curious delayed cheer when the Wolverines first entered the scene weekend in Madison they will try
of battle. The fans in the stands at the north end of the barn to bring the words to fruition.
would behold their heroes emerging from the locker rooms and To add this year's plum to the
would applaud accordingly, but those stationed at the southern collection Coach Newt Loken's
portals would repose in tranquil puzzlement while the cagers ares wil he tobeatea a
were making their way through the throng. But by the time the team which crushed them in a
noble athletes finally shook loose from the interference, wiped the season and a Wisconsin crew
their by then muddy basketball shoes on the welcome mat, and which has the advantage of com-
began missing layups, the entire congregation assembled would peting on its home apparatus to p.
have joined in the ovation. cheering crowd. Ohio State which ALEX FRECSKA-T
Now if this situation were all 'that ailed Yost Field House, the Michigan handlokeearlier this yer preparation for thisv
Board of Regents might just as well have stayed home last Thursday. ited opposition. will appear in the al
But-as the people who boo when the basketball announcer says, Gailis and Hery try to successfully def
"Welcome to Yost Field House,' will attest-it's only a symptom of The Iowa challenge comes chief-
the disease which soon will prove fatal to the not-so-venerable cy from one geno Gci eh
Iy frm oneGlenn Gailis and ex who can give defend
structure as a basketball arena. George Hery whose credentials Henderson a battle if
rank them with the elite in the meet was any indicat
country. Gallis finished eighth in defeated Henderson in
the NCAA all-around last year. for a major upset.
"Soon" will be the 1965-66 season-maybe-so people who go to Against Michigan he won four Elliott Pearl of the H
basketball games have a whole year in which to practice forgetting first places and a second. Arno ranked as one of the c
Yost. Not that theywon't want.to, of course, but certain fond memories Lascari did not compete, however, top five ring men by
will always remain with them, undulled by the years that have in that dual meet, but he will performances. The Wol
passed since Yost went to i s eternal (or, better, infernal) rest. To wit: be at approximately 90 per cent notably week in this eve
efficiency at Madison. There are Wisconsin's team is
--They will always cherish the remembrance of those leisurely thin in depth but rich
hours they whiled away between the time they had to get to the lessberger is a powerho
field house to get good seats and the time the game started. Some sall-around events. Pas
studied amid the din of the freshman-Law Club game. Others ances Indicate that he
played cards, but were often forced to quit when a good part of ularly strong in floor e
the deck had trickled through the planks that pass as stands onto high bar.
the cinders below. But most just sat there and made small talk Unknown Quant
or hollered at their friends across the way (who never could Michigan's high bar c
understand them) while trying to figure out how to keep com- with three unknown
fortable without leaning. back against the knees of the person Sophomore John Cas
behind th scored around 90 all sea
the Forsh-Varsity meet
-They dare never forget the times when, during one of those Junior Alex Frecska h
frequent Ann Arbor winter thaws, most of Yost's patrons brought a ;wcult routine. As Loke
good deal of the local terra firma into the arena on their shoes. This '"sometimes he hits it, o
meant that by the time the initial onslaught of seat-savers had he doesn't." Arno Lasca
". . .:.be entered. His perrma
subsided, the stands, and notably the ground-floor temporary.ject to the whims of his
bleachers, were liberally sprinkled with mud. This latter substance
was then eventually transfered to the outer garments of those who tt
subsequently occupied those seats. And didn't you just love the guy v.NCAA BO ND?
who had a seat saved in the top row and climbed all over you to
get it? Cag~ers E
-The players themselves will always hold dear the little pe-
culiarities of the playing conditions at Yost: those frolicsome spills ARNO LASCARIh uldT
nff the hardwood onto the gravel pit below; the pitter-patter of drops only a few moves he cannot do be-
of water leaking from the roof, making travel from one end of the cause of the still tender elbow. If Michigan and Ohio
floor to the other more treacherous than on an icy highway in a Hery is strong in floor ex and igeo
fog; and the blinding sunlight- streaming through an open window trampolining. Although he took
when someone in the top row of the balcony decided he wanted a little no first places in the dual meet ical conference records,
fresh air (and who can blame him?). Loken . considers him "a strong will make the trip to
~threat in both of these events in regionals at Minneapolis
Needless to say, if the current basketball resurgence hadn't ma- thehBig Tens." n eoli as towi
the Big Tens. The policy as to wh
terialized, there would have been no hue and cry for a new arena, It so happens that Michigan's in the event of a tie at
above the atrocities would have remained intact, and this premature forte is in the trampoline and al- a Big Ten basketball
obituary would never have been written. In other words, it was so tumbling. Loken is hoping for comparable to that us
necessary to assemble a first-rate fivesome before people became irate a slam in both events taking the termine who goes to the
enough to demand a new sports pavilion. first three places. Gary Erwin, on New Year's Day. T
Anyway, the basketball arena that was named in honor of a Fred Sanders, and John Hamilton play-off.
football coach has now heard its death sentence, and perhaps we are the tramp specialists for the Since Minnesota, No
Wolverines. Mike Henderson, Phil and Purdue have never
should feel just a little sorry for it. After all, as such structures go, Bolton, and Hamilton are the ace ed the Big Ten in the t
it would probably be considered a collector's item, tumblers. a tie between one of t
The garbage collector's. Iowa has Don Drish in floor and any other team, w

mnber Four

Tankers Bid for Second Place

-Daily-Jim Lines
he junior gymnast competes on side horse in
weekend's Big Ten meet in Madison. Frecska
-around competition as the Wolverines will
'end their Big Ten title.


ing champ
the dual
ion. Drish
that meet
awkeyes is
his past
verines are
2in talent,
red Roeth-
use in the
t perform-
is partic-
ex and the
hances rest
,man has
son, but in
he hit 94.
as a diffi-
n puts it
other times
ri will also
ance is sub-

Jim Hopper of the Badgers is
rated in the top three in the na-
tion in the still rings. His 98 score
in Wisconsin's dual meet with
Michigan which the Wolverines
won narrowly 60-52 should mean
that he will challenge, Michigan
State's Dale Cooper for the top
spot in, that event.
Pete Bauer is an excellent tram-
polinist for Wisconsin. He beat
Erwin and Sanders in the dual
meet, but his score was only 94.5.
Judging from past results the win-
ning score in the Big Ten Meet
will be around 98.
Ohio State is generally weak in
all events except for trampoline.
The Bucks have two bounders "who
might score well and complicate
things," says Loken. Ian Jarrett
and Jim Collins have been scoring
around 90 which might mean a
few points for the Buckeyes. Cap-
tain Gus Leibrock has been around
88 in floor ex which might put him
in the top ten in that event.
Past results would indicate that
OSU does not have much else.

ligible for Tourney
'hey Tie for Title

State fin-
with ident-
the NCAA
at happens
the end of
season is
ed to de-
Rose Bowl
here is no
hese teams
ould result

in the selection of the team which
had never gone. If there were a
tie between two or more of these
teams, the results of games played
against each other during the sea-
son would govern. In the event of
a split in the series, a coin would
be flipped to determine the selec-
If there were a tie involving
any of the other teams, the team
or teams which had most recently
gone to the tournament would be
eliminated. In order of their pri-
ority the teams are: Wisconsin,
Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan
State, Ohio State and Illinois.


On Campus Interviews Mar. 101

Endorsed by:
Young Democrats, Young Republicans
Interfraternity Council
WCBN Editorial Board


U-M Concert Dance Organization 14th Annual Spring
THIS Fri., Mar. 13-Sat., Mar. 14-8 p.m.
DATE Special Matinee Saturday 2:30 with
I'nterfochen Arts Academy Dance Students
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre $1.25 eves., $1 mat.
All seats reserved. On Sale Mar. 9 at Theatre Box Office
An Activity of the Creative Arts Festival




Our engineers talk to
horses. And, this horse talks back!
Hie's Blaze=--the talking hobby horse
whose legs move realistically as he gal-
lops, bucks and rears. Nobody had ever
made such an animal before, so our
R&D people had to solve lots of inter-
esting new problems in the process-
like developing the linkage and springs
that make this brone perform with
equal enthusiasm whether his rider
weighs 35 lbs. or 70, while simultane-
ously licking stress and fatigue prob-
lems similar in scope to those found in
aircraft design.
It's stimulating work. Technically
challenging. Not only in R&D, but in
manufacturing and administration,too.
And, most rewarding-in terms of
both salary and satisfaction. Wheel
spinning is kept to a minimum and a
surprising number of the ideas our
-people propose end up in production.
Maybe because so many have been good
ideas-that are reflected in products
selling at a rate demanding that we
substantially increase our engineer-
ing staff, again, to keep up with our
growth. This opens up some choice
spots for men particularly interested
in finding ways to make things simpler,
better and cheaper..
Consider the possibiliy of coming to
work at our facilities' near the Los

Make plans to attend the opening of the
beginning this SUNDAY, MARCH 8.
Enjoy our delicious buffet and dance to a
great band for ONLY $1.50.
Come in casual attire.
(Look this weekend for further announcements)

The first athlete to
actively seek the position


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