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March 07, 1962 - Image 6

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CHICAGO (to)-Official forma-
tion of sports federations in track
and field and gymnastics was de-
layed yesterday until July 5,
throwing out the possibility of a
federation track meet in June in
opposition to the National AAU
Walter Byers, executive director
of the National Collegiate Ath-
letic Association, said the delay
was necessitated because the na-
tional high school group, which
has enthusiastically endorsed the
federation program, needs until
July 5 to poll its constituents in

track Federation Plans

Refs Take Lie Tests
In Basketball Probes.

regard to joining.
The national body
of state high school
in every state except

is made up


AAU Responds
At High Point, N.C., AAU Pres-
ident Louis J. Fisher said the de-
lay means "they have realized that
they can't go forward successfully
without our help. They (the NCAA
group) have been trying to create
the false impression that they're
big. They have distorted the facts
and created confusion. Now
they're beginning to see the light."
The Track and Field Federa-
tion organizers had been planning
for a possible meet to be held in
Los Angeles starting June 22, the
same date as the National AAU
meet in Walnut, Calif., outside Los
Angeles This plan was to be the
Federation's show of power in get-
ting the top collegiate performers,
and thus trying to attract enough
attention to get international rec-
ognition. The AAU remains the
only international certifying body
in this. country.
Delay Climax
Holding the two opposing track
meets would have brought the is-
sue between the NCAA and AAU
to a climax in determining a U.S.
team to meet the Russians at
Stanford University July 21 and
22. This impending crisis now has
been resolved with the delay in
formalizing the federation in
track and field.
Byers said there was complete
agreement by the 86 individual
representatives from 13 national
organizations, 21 athletic confer-
ences and state high school asso-
ciations attending the three-day
meetings to move forward with the
federation program.
No Need
Fisher replied that there was no
need for new federations. "The
answer is that they should come
in with the AAU, with full repre-
sentation on our governing com-
He added, "they (the NCAA
group) are to be commended in
not encouraging competition
against our meet at Walnut. For,
as we have said before, it remains
that any athlete who competed
in the NCAA Federation meet
would have been automatically
suspended from the AAU's Olym-
pic competition."
Fisher noted that among the
college groups not represented at
the NCAA meeting was the Na-
tional Association of Intercollegi-
ate Athletics (NAIA), and the
armed forces. The latter group, he
noted, had an observer here for
the NCAA meetings.
Jay Inks Pact;
Ends Holdout
TAMPA, Fla. MP)-Spirits at
Cincinnati's spring training camp
rose yesterday when the Reds'
top front-line pitcher, Joey Jay,
ended his holdout.
The 26-year-old right-hander
who won 21 games in the Reds'
surprising push to the National
League pennant last year, signed
for the 1962 season for an esti-
mated $28,000 - about $13,000
more than he was paid in '61.

AUSTIN, Tex ()-State Police
experts began processing yester-
day the results of lie detector tests
taken by 20 Southwest Conference
basketball referees after allega-
tions of game fixing.
Abe Curtis, Conference Super-
visor of Officials, declined com-
ment on what would be done with
the results and the names of of-
ficials who voluntarily took the
"It's all in the hands of the
state and federal authorities now,"
Curtis said
The matter first became known
after a column in the New York
Post said professional gamblers
believed certain Southwest Con-
ference referees were fixing games.
Authorities would not say wheth-
er, their probe began before or
after the column was published.
The FBI also is investigating.
"I don't know what's going to
happen," Curtis said. "I can't an-
swer anything as of now . . . I'm
concerned only with the present."
State Police Director Homer
Garrison said first that the results
would be turned over to the Con
ference. He later said that "we
will get together with officials of
the Southwest Conference on what
disposition will be taken of the
The referees began taking the
tests Sunday and completed them
yesterday. Col. Garrison and other
police emphasized that the tests
were requested by Curtis and game
officials took the tests voluntarily.
Officers declined to name those
taking the tests.
Asked how many of the of-
ficials were present for the tests,
Curtis replied, "all of them are
Nominate Two
For Board
Harvey Chapman and Forrest
Evashevski, Jr. have been named
by the student athletic managers'
council as nominees for the soph-
omore position on the Board in
Control of Intercollegiate Athlet-
Peter DiLorenzi, '64LSA, has
taken out a nomination petition
for the post.

Loken Proud of Big T en Title
(EDITOR'S NOTE--Newt Loken placed two men in trampoline, par- line title. Our strategy just didn
has been coach of Michigan's gym- allel bars, side horse, tumbling, pay off at Columbus, but in th
nastics teams since the sport was
re-activated upon a varsity level in and still rings, This year we had NCAA's the end of this month a
1947 and under his direction Mich- the maximum of three qualifiers Albuquerque, N.M., Tommy wil
igan won its first Big Ten cham- in every event. Whereas last year have a real good chance to wii
ishdi last year. coHas teamsdisonnl have
finished te s divis only Montpetit carried the meet with using a top-notch routine.
twice and have finished in the top his firsts, this year the thirds and I never thought I would be a
three eight times. He is a graduate fourths made the difference. happy as when the boys threw m
ot the TJniversity of Minnesota and i h Iatrls
a former national high bar titlst.) Having every possible man in in the pool after lastyear's meet
the finals represents the best any but' when they carried me on thei
By NEWT LOKEN team could hope for. A coach is shoulders through the crowd an
As Told to Jan Winkelman proud to have individual winners, into the pool Saturday I guess
Last year at this time I would but I was proud of everyone down changed my mind.
have had to say that our first at Columbus.
Big Ten gymnastics champion- Alhough I wouldn't say that
ship was my favorite moment in every man excelled his previous
sport, but I guess our victory last best performance at Columbus, I
Saturday must replace all that. would say that the team did as it
In the meet last year, true, we should have. A man like Lew Hy-
beat Illinois, the first time anyone man or Ralph Bromund did just
had done that in 11 years. Rich- about as well as his performances x
ard Montpetit really was good out for us this year indicated he would
there winning four events and do.
Tom Osterland came through for In calling the victory at Colum
us. But this year the victory was bus my favorite moment in sport
truly a team effort. wIremembermy Big Ten all-around :
For instance, last year we only titl for innenta and my NCAA



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