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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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By Charlie Towle

End Final

Trials

Lack 'of Funds"
Dim- Tr' 'inicdadMedlal Hopes
The power of the almighty buck may have cost the small West
Indies island of Trinidad a chance for one, and possibly two gold
medals at the Tokyo Olympics.
Coin-of-the-realm, or rather the lack of it, cancelled any plans
Trinidad may have had to train her althletes for the games. As a
result, Trinidad's athletes ended up working this summer, instead of
carrying out a planned training program, which is a prerequisite for
a good showing in the highly competitive 1964 Olympic Games.
This spring and early summer many track buffs were predicting
a Cinderella story for the Trinidad track team. Specifically Trinidad's
400 meter runners were expected to give the United States all she
could handle in -the 4x400 meter relay and Michigan junior Kent
Bernard and Yale's Wendell Motley looked like front runners in the
open 40,.
West Indies Expert .:.
Leo Johnson, Illinois' track coach who coached such other
great West Indies 400 meter men as Herb McKenley and George
Kerr, said of Bernard, "I think Bernard will win the 400 meters ,
at Tokyo. I've been watching him for two years and I think he's
got an awfully good chance." fut this statement was based on
the pre-summer running of Bernard. The Bernard who easily
strode away from the Big Ten field in the 440 yard run at
Evanston in a time of :46.0 (the equivalent of a :45.7 400 meter
race) which at that date was the fastest time in the world for
that dlstynce--just nipping- Mottley's :46.1 which had stood up
until then as the best time of the year.-
"If he had kept up his training program I think he would have
been running :44 something," Coach Canham said, with just a
touch of bitter-sadness in his voice. Instead of training, Bernard
worked all summer in New York City running in East Coast meets
when he got the chance. His best time in the Empire State came at
a meet in Buffalo where he ran a :48.6 open quarter-mile, almost
three seconds slower than his Big Ten clocking.;
It's much the same story for the Trinidad 1600 meter team, Last
June they could put together four men whose best times were, on
paper, three seconds faster than any other country's similar aggregate
time, including the U.S. Besides Mottley and Bernard, Trinidad
offered Edwin Skinner, .46.6, and Edwin Roberts, a dash man who
could do the quarter in :47.1.
Cm*peition ..
Once again the spring time quotes from leading track
coaches were there. Canham said, "It's certainly between the two
of them-the US. and Trinidad. If Bernard gets the baton in
the lead nobody\ in the world will catch him, in my opinion."
Arizona State's Baldy Castillo, coach of such U.S. standouts as
UIs Williams and Henry Carr, gave Trinidad, "an excellent
chance with the personnel they have."
U.S. Olympic coach Bob Giegengack also gave Trinidad a good
chance, but felt, "that the American depth would guarantee (the
U.S.) averaging somewhat better than Trinidad."
That was last June, now Canham feels Trinidad's chances for
a 1600 meter relay gold medal in
-Tokyo Mae< hardly worxth serious
consideration. "They're scattered
all over," he said of the Trinidad
relay team. "They won't even see
each other until they arrive in F
r, ~Tokyo fr .the games."
* * * Expert ShO4
Bernard isn't the only Michigan
track representative who will be,
at Tokyo. Hurdler Cliff Nuttall, uick Service avc
;; discus man ;rnst Soudek, from,
last yea r'stea, and 150 meter
runner Ergas Leps, captain of the 1117 SOUTH
1961 team will also be competing.
Nuttall and Leps compete for Can-
ada and Soudek for Austria. Chris
Murray, who ran the two mile for
Michigan last year, just missed
qualifying to represent Canada in'
the 5000 meter run. In addition to N
these Canham will be leading "a "" DNARMA
coach's tour of the Olympics"
which wil. consistrof arund 1001GRAD A
coaches and writers...,'.,┬░" GRADU ATE F

United States Team
LOS ANGELES (IP)-This coun-
try's track and field athletes broke
two world records, equalled an-
other, matched an American mark,
bettered the Olympic record in
nine events and-as expected-
stamped the United States as the
team to beat in Toyko.
These were some of the high-
lights of the two-day final trials
which ended Sunday in Memorial
Coliseum before a crowd of 18,981.
,Rex Cawley 'bettered the world
mark in the 400 meters with:49.1,
and Saturday Ralph Boston broke
the listed record of 27 feet 3%
inches by Russia's Igor Ter-
Ovanesyan with a leap of 27 feet
4a inches.
Boston also had a leap of 27-
10% but it was wind-aided.
Track Meeting
The Freshman-Varsity track
meeting has been rescheduled
for today in Yost Field House
at 4 p.m. Those who are un-
able to attend may :call Dave
Martin at 663-2411.y D
Sprinter Bob Hiayes, back in
winning formafter nursing a leg
injury, equalled the American
100-meter mark at 10.1, and 30-
year-old Mike Larrabee, California
school teacher, matched the world
standard of 44.9 in the 400 meters
Young Gerry Lindgren of Spo-
kane, Wash., running the 10,000
meters for only the third time in
his life, defeated America's best in
the fastest time by ana American
this year, 29:2.0.
The 1,500-meter battle of sub-
4-minute milers Sunday was won
by Oregon's Dyrol Burleson In
3:41.2 as he defeated Chicago's
Tom O'Hara for the ninth time in
their 10-race series.
Jim Ryun, at 17 the youngest
athlete in the trials, beat out Jim
Grelle for the third spot in the
1,500 meters as both were timed
in 3:41.9.
The 5,000-meter grind ended in
a pre-agreed dead heat between
the favored Bob Schul and 30-
year-old Bill Dellinger, who ended
a four-year retirement this year
t oaim for the Olympic team. The
time was 13:55.6.
Of the 69 athletes named for the
19 Olympic, events, including two
relay team members, no one made
the roll in more than one event.
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Hayes placed third in the 200
meters but was. replaced in this.
event by Henry Carr, who actually
finished fourth after finning the
first trials at Randall's Island in
New York last month.
The existing Olympic records
bettered were in 100, 200 and 400-
meter dashes, the 400-meter
hurdles, shot, discus and hammer,
pole vault and broad jump.
Shot putter Parry O'Brien, with
a third place, made the Olympic
track team for an unprecedented
fourth time.

Russian Squad
MOSCOW(P) -The Sov
ion plans to send 341 ath
Toyko "to prove once mor
it has the strongest Olymp
in the world.
Yuri Mashin, leader of#
viet Olympic team, gave me
phasis to national glory t
personal achievement yeste
he outlined Russia's Olymp:
at a news conference.,
The final Olympic team
tions will not be announce
Thursday, but Mashin saic

Before
call for 273 men to compete in 20
sports and 68 women in seven
iet Un- sports. Mashin modestly predicted
letes to the Soviets will win 40 to 45 gold
e" that medals and will pile up 720 points
ic team --on a Russian scoring basis.
Officially no point totals are:
the So- recognized in the Olympic Games
ore em- and medals are awarded only to
than to individuals and teams.
rday as The Soviet team won 37 gold
ic plans medals at the Melbourne Olympics
I in 1956 and 43 gold medals at
i selec- I Rome in 1960. Some Soviet ath-
d until letic leaders have estimated 45 or
d plans ! 46 in Toyko.

Tokyo

Common Market?
BRUSSELS (AP)-The suggestion
that the six nations of the Euro-
pean Common Market pool their
resources to form a common Olym-
plc team bobbed up yesterday in
a magazine issued in the six coun-.
tries.
European Community, a month-
ly circulated in France, West Ger-
many, Italy, the Netherlands, Bel-
gium and Luxembourg, said if
those nations combineds their
forces, their prospects of winning
in the Olympics would be infinitely
better.
Quoting Michel Jazy, French
distance runner who holds three
world records, the magazine said:
"A European team would be world-
beaters. At present when an ath-
letic team without world-beaters

in it meets one of t]
it is beaten before
"A community tei
that vital chance, ai
ter who. In additio
be a great honor for
be chosen for the E
they would all r
training efforts for
a place."
Common Market
six community cot
ordinate their po
sport. Extremes na
the Netherlands, w
virtually no govern;
sport, to France, e
tion for the Olympi
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AMERICAN AND SOVIET field stars John Pennel and Igor Ter-Ovanesyan will be top contenders
in their respective events in Tokyo. Fennel has pole vaulted 17'1" arid Ter-Ovanesyan held the
world mark of 27' 3 " in the broad jump until America's Ralph Boston set a new record of 27' 4/"
Saturday.

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The Graduate School, with the cooperation of the
Graduate Student Council, announces an open
meeting for undergraduate and graduate students
interested in graduate fellowships for 1965-66.
Campus faculty representatives will describe the r
major fellowship programs, including:
University of Michigan Fellowships
National Defense Education Act
Rhodes, Marshall, Danforth
National Science Foundation┬░
Woodrow Wilson, Fulbright-Hays'
TUESDAY, SEPT. 15f
3:15 P.M.
RACKHAM AMPHITHEAT RE

The people of America have a right to know the,
reasons why Republican statesmen and leaders are
supporting Goldwater.
These reasons must be sound and convincing or
they will be ineffective. Prior to his nomination,
these leaders condemned Goldwater and all that
he represented. The people believed them. The
people had faith in these men. They trusted them..
Following Goldwater's nomination, and his "ex-
tremism" acceptance speech, they became his cham-
pions. By doing so, they repudiated all they had
previously said about him. Does this mean' they
now accept the Birch Society, KKK and other
similar organizations? Does anything go?
How do the Republican leaders expect the people
to believe any statements they make now or in the
future ? Are they forfeiting their characters and
reputations by risking all on an irresponsible can-
didate? Do these statesmen really believe we are
all fools? These questions and many more require
honest answers!
To illustrate, Dean Burch, Republican National
Chairman, recently appeared on TV and said he
will accept KKK or any other votes. Goldwater
did not disavow him. Goldwater and Miller tried
to laugh this off a few days later. He said he didn't
want the KKK vote. Goldwater was. careful not
to disavow the support of the Birch Society. This
is the Society that called Eisenhower and other
prominent Americans Communists. It is too late
for Goldwater now to annpunce that he saw the
proofs of the book of the Birch Society's Founder
Welch before it was published and that he dis-
agreed with Welch. Is that all that he did? Is that
enough?

The Republican leaders will not impress Ameri-
cans by assyning a solemn countenance, mock.
piety or sanctimonious pleas. Their surprising
complacency proves that we all must think for our-
selves. No longer are their statements of any value.-
The people will never allow them to forget their
pre-campaign speeches.
The youth of America must be aware of the perils
ahead. They will organize throughout the country,
and fight to preserve America as they want it to be.
They will not surrender to the Birch Society or the
KKK.
This is the opportunity that youth will grasp to
show what they are made of. They may be too
young to vote-but they are old enough to fight!
The growth of these subversive organisations must
be stopped now-or perhaps never. Time is on their
side. The torches of fire they carry must be ex-
tinguished, and their poison destroyed.
Platitudes, cheap cunning tricks, Nazi techniques
and lies command no respect even if they come
from Presidential candidates. How far should a
member of a political party go? Does it mean that,
to be a good Republican one must follow the party
even if a man like Hitler is nominated?
There are several ways to lose our country. One is
to allow our liberty to be stolen from us by irre-
sponsible conspirators. That is worse than being
conquered by an invading nation.
Has America ever faced such danger? Are we to
be satisfied with a Warhawk in the White House?
Do you want to go to war for the fun of it?
Only Truth can survive. It must never bow its head
to expediency.
IsacdehI. evy
Philadelphia, Pa.

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