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Gymnasts Shoot for


It is a custom of gymnastics
coach Newt Loken to inscribe the
names of any of his men who
take Big Ten or NCAA awards
on one long white wall in the
gymnasium where the team prac-
The wall is now almost threel
quarters filled with names. This
year's team might well force himI
to start looking for new walls.
Michigan has won four straight
Big Ten gym titles and has to be

WOLVERINE FULLBACK MEL ANTHONY (37)'takes a hand- DON UNVERFERTH (26), THE, OHIO STATE quarterback, behind, the blocking of fullback Wil-
off from quarterback Bob Timberlake (28) and heads upfield. lard Sander (33), manages to get off a pass before Wolverine end Bill Laskey (83) flattens him.
Anthony led all Wolverine rushers Saturday with 63 yards in Unverferth was usually not so lucky as he managed only six completions in 20 attempts.
19 carries, and in addition, he surpassed Timberlake in total
rushing yardage for the season to lead Michigan with 579 yards.


Roses Now Bloom as Woody was Hazed

Bolton's loss will not be felt
this year because tumbling hasi
been deleted from the list of:
gymnastic events. Another charge
is the conference team title will1
be determined on a basis of dual
meets. Thus each dual meet will
count as a Big Ten meet and the
performers must be solid in theirF
routines for the entire meet sea-
son. The Big Ten meet will court
only for individual champion-I
Loken, an ebullient man, often
gets lost in his own superlatives
when he starts describing his
gymnasts. "We're very strong in
every event," he says in a tone
that doesn't hide his excitement.
He can look at every piece of
apparatus in the gym and see a
potential Big Ten champion dili-
gently practicing.
In free exercise, Mike Hender-
son is hoping to win back the NC-
AA title he won in 1963. Hender-
son, a compact and springy 150
pounder, slipped slightly last sea-
son in free exercise, while devoting
much of his energies to tumbling.
With no tumbling this year, Loken
looks for Henderson to reach his
best form ever. And if he doesn't,
there are a couple of identical
twins, Phil and Chip Fuller from
Pensacola, Florida, who might just
pass him up. -
Promising Soph
The high bar is another strong-
hold for Michigan. John Cash-
man, who was hitting scores of 91
and 92 toward the end of last
year is back as a junior, but a
sophomore named Gary Van der
Voort is threatening to eclipse
him. Vander Voort is the prize
sophomore on the team. "His rou-
tines are really honeys. He was
great when he came here, and
he's improving all the time," saysa
He was Illinois state all-around
champion two years ago. On the
high bar and the parallel bars her
ranks with anyone in the Big TenE
and is solid in the rings. He givesI
Michigan the all-around man ther
team lacked last year with Arno
Lascari sidelined.
The Wolverines were relativelyE
weak on the sidehorse last year
with Paul Levy the only consistent
performer. Loken is looking toI
sophomore Art Baessler for con-t
siderable support this season.
Alex Frecska, who did extremelyc
well in the Big Ten meet last
year after a slightly disappointingt
dual meet season, has sufferedl
an appendectomy and subsequent
six week layoff. so he is con- r

siderably behind in his condition-
Another Michigan performer,
Rich Blanton, knows the frustra-
tion of injury and incapacitation
which Frecska is experiencing. He
sat out all last season with a
shoulder injury sustained while
executing a move on the still
rings in the first dual meet of the
season against Ohio State. But
Blanton, with a whopper of a scar
as a souvenir from surgery, is
completely recovered. Loken is ex-
pecting many points on the rings
and parallel bars from him this
Basketball Tickets
Today is the exchange day
for students, faculty and staff
for two basketball games, next
Tuesday's home opener against
Ball State and the game at Co-
bo Arena in Detroit Dec. 14
against nationally-ranked Wi-
Tickets for the Ball State
game will be sold in the main
lobby ticket window of the Ath-
letic Administration Bldg. and
those for the Wichita game will
be sold in the back lobby of
the building at the swimming
pool ticket office. Both win-
dows will be open all day from
8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Tickets for both games are
$1 and must be paid for in
cash. The Cobo Arena seats are
regularly $2 seats, but reserved
seat tickets are being offered at
the discounted rate to members
of the University family.
Faculty, staff and students
must present ID's to be eligible
for the tickets and the limit for
both games is two per person.
Sale of the Cobo Hall seats
will continue until Dec. 12 or
when they are sold out.
There are a couple other sopho-
mores who threaten to force vet-
erans to take notice. Chris Van
Broek, an Ann Arbor product, is
a scrappy all-around man who is
steadily improving. Ken Williams,
"a darkhorse on the parallel bars,"
according to Loken is looking very
Michigan's first meet is the
Midwest Open, December 4-5 in
Chicago which will be a testing
ground for the team. The first
dual meet will come January 15.
If this Michigan gymnastics
team is as good as it looks on
paper, Loken may not only finish'
all his walls this season, but he
may have to start the ceiling, to.



favored for a fifth, although
Michigan State and Iowa might
dispute that. The team has lost
but three men from last year's
squad with ten veterans coming
back with letters.
Triple Threat
Leading the list of returnees is
Captain Gary Erwin, who Loken
calls "just a terrific trampoline
man." Erwin is Big Ten and
NCAA champion, yet is still work-
ing hard for improvement. Prob-
ably, what pushes him on is not
the opposition, but his own team-
mates, Fred Sanders and John
Hamilton. The trio is unquestion-
ably the strongest in the nation,
after taking one, two, three, in
NCAA finals last year. Hamilton,
however, is plagued by an ailing
knee "which nakes him a ques-
tion mark for the season," ac-
cording to Loken.
The team has lost Arno Las-
cari, an outstanding all-around
performer, who was beset by in-
juries all last season, Paul Levy,
a sidehorse man, and Phil Bolton,
and excellent 'tumbler, by gradu-

POISED UNDER THE BACKDROP of a portion of the 84,000 fans in Ohio Stadium Saturday,
Michigan quarterback Bob Timberlake sets to pass. Timberlake, who has received attention as a
possible, All-American and was accorded fourth place in the Heisnian Trophy balloting, leads the
Wolverines in total offense for the season.

Icemen Set for Canadian Trip

"We've got to experiment. This
is our only chance to get in shape
under game conditions before our
regular season opens," said hockey
coach Al Renfrew Monday.
Renfrew is looking for "a couple
of tough battles" this weekend de-
spite the fact that the games
against the Chatham Juniors and
University of Western Ontario are
not counted toward any cham-
"Our lines are undecided, and
we've got got three goalies," Ren-
frew commented. "We'll switch
things around and see what we

can come up with."
Michigan's defending WCHA,
Big Ten, and NCAA national
champions play their first game
against the Chatham Junior in
Chatham, Ontario, this Friday
night. Chatham is the defending'
champion of the Border Cities
League, a rough amateur league
that includes squads from Detroit
and several Ontario cities.
"They've already played 15
games, so they're probably in bet-
ter shape than we are. They're a
great hockey club, and they have
everybody back, plus six newcom-

You Know It, Honey

ers," Renfrew stated. "One good
skater they have is Mel Wakabay-
ashi's 'brother." Wakabayashi, a
junior, was one of Michigan's
stand-outs in last year's WHCA
play-offs, and is back for his
second season.
Play in Ontario
Saturday the team moves into
St. Thomas, Ontario, for the game
with Western Ontario. Renfrew
calls both teams "great clubs, who
play the game pretty much like we
do. I can't say how they stack up
against the teams we'll play here,
because ,I haven't seen any of
them this year. We certainly can't
take these games lightly."
One line that Renfrew cited as
being set is the Wilfred Martin-
Alex Hood-Marty Read line. All
holdovers from last season,' the
three veterans figure heavily in
Michigan's plans for the coming
The travel squad is allowed only
17 players, and Renfrew has
named two of his three goalies to
make the trip. Junior Tom Leon-
ard and sophomore Greg Page will
be alternating in the nets this
weekend as Renfrew tries to re-
place Bob Gray, last year's goalie,
and his substitute, Bill Bieber.
Picked Third
In 'the pre-season coaches' poll,
the Wolverines are picked for
third in the WCHA behind the
University of Denver and North
Dakota, last year's second and
fifth place teams.

Photography by
Captions by

HIGH AND LOW TACTICS of Wolverine defensive ends Jim
Conley (82) and Bill Laskey (83) create a rather embarrassing
situation for Ohio State signal caller Unverferth (26) who con-
sequently must-eat the football. Unverferth's containment by the
Michigan defense was a major factor in the Michigan victory.




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