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Modern Gymnast - November 1964

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    a a ~~ Q1uu IIr lIuur wqr 1J11ug ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ wnn ilurq? ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ Is it possible to wave the flag too much? Provided, of course, that you ",;ave it with integ- n''n ~~ rity? Is it possible to study Lincoln or Shakespeare too much? Is it possible to read the ~~ ~~ Bible too much * The great , the good , the true, are inexhaustible for inspiration, ex- ti:~ ~~ ample and strength. I believe that we are not. waving our flag enough, not nearly enough ~~ Zt~ * It seems to me that we are developing a tendency to be timid or even apologetic about ti:1i ~~ waving the stars and stripes. Walk up and down the streets on July 4th and count the ~~ l:(~ flags. It is our nation 's birthday, a sacred day in world history, the most important day {$~ ~~ of America. Why isn 't the flag flyin g on every rooftop and from every home and build- n' ~~ ing? This complacent attitude is strong evidence of cancerous patriotic decay. The flag ~~ l:(~ is a symbol of our national unity. It is the spirit of our undying deyotion to our country. {$~ ~~ It stands for the best that is in us . .. for loyalty, character, and faith in democracy * n''n ~~ Isn't our flag a synonym of the United States of America? Does it not represent man 's {$~ ~~ greatest, noblest , most sublime dream? Is it not the zeoith of achievement, the goal to n''n ~~ which generations have aspired? * Ladies and gentlemen, I believe it is time for us . . . ~~ l:(~ for the mad, rushing Twentieth Century American ... to stop for a moment and think. ~~ ~~ Let us arrest our near reverential admiration of material success and return to the n''n l:(~ spiritual and ethical values. Let us imbue and rekindle in ourselves and our children ti:~ r;:~ the so-called old-fashioned way of patriotism, a burning devotion to the principles and r;:~ ~~ ideals upon which our country was founded * Should not every home own and proudly ~~ It:~ display the colors on holidays and other such occasions? Isn't the flag Patrick Henry, ~~ t;:~ Jefferson, Franklin, Washington , Nathan Hale, Gettysburg and Valley Forge, Paul Revere, n'~ ~~ Jackson and other grea.t men and women who have given us our heritage. 'Vhen you ~~ n''n look at the flag can 't you see the Alamo, Corrigedor, Pearl Harbor, The Monitor, The n'~

    ~~ Merrimac, Wake Island, and Korea? Lest we forget , isn't the flag Flanders Field, Bataan, ~~ ~~ Iwo Jima, Normandy, Babe Ruth and Davy Crockett? The great events of our past and Zt~ t;::'n present are wrapped up in our flag * It is a symbol of this blessed nation, a giant in ~~

    ~~ industry, education and commerce. Millions of fertile square miles, wheatlands, coal ~~ X:~ mines, steel plants. Our great republic, the chosen infant destined to be man's last ~'- I ~~ and remaining hope for suffering humanity, a shining beacon of light, noble and glori- lt~ n' ous, the haven for the oppressed and persecuted and truly God's gift to mankind * ~ ~~ That is 'what the flag means to me. Can we wave it too much? I don't think so. ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~,~ .~ CY~ Reply of S. L DeLove on the Kn ow Yo tl r History Hotlr, December 30th, 1956, to a listener ,y~ ~~ who wro te as follows: "Your programs are wonderful - especially the no commercials - but ~~ ""Y1 you are waving the fl ag too much ." 'C) The above has been reprinted annually in many national magazines, newspapers and radio l.t~ stations, and is a part of the Congressional Record . ' li::~ ~~ Dr. DeLove is the author of Th e Q uiet B et ra yal and president of Independence Hall of Chicago. ~~

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    Volume VI NOVEMBER, 1964 No. 8


    NOTES FROM THE EDITOR ....... ...... .. ...... .. ... .. Glenn Sundby 5 CHALK TALK .... ... .... .. .. ............ .... .......... .. ........ ........... .. ........ 8 OLYMPIC ELIMINATIONS ... .. ..... ... ........ ... .. ... ... Jerry Wright 12 USGF DIRECTOR'S REPORT .................... .. .............. Frank Bare 22 GYMNASTICS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION .... A. B. Frederick 24 HELPFUL HINTS ....... ... ... ..... ..................... ....... ... .. . Jim Farkas 28 TRAMPOLINING ... .... ....... ....... .. .... ..................... Jess Robinson 30 QUESTIONS AND POINTERS .. ... .. ...... ..... ....... ... Art Shurlock 32 WHAT'S THE SCORP ...... ..... ..... ....... ... ..... ......... Jerry Wright 34 RESEARCH AND FITNESS .. ....... .. .... .... ......... .... James S. Bosco 35 LETTERS ... ........ .... .. ... .. ... ..... .... ....... .. ........... ..... ... .. ... .. ...... ..... .. 36

    COVER: Members of the US Olym p ic Gymnastic Team: Greg Weiss, Rusty Mitchell, Makato Sakamoto, Ran Barak and Larry Banner (Art Shurlock and Armando Vega missed the boat that afternoon) have an afternoon of relaxation and sa iling at Balboa Island, Cal ifornia bef ore gi ving Of! evening exhibition at nearby Corona del Mar High School, just prior t o departure for the Olympic Games at Tokyo.

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    The Modern Olympic Games were revived by Baron Pierre de Cou-bertin and his associates who constituted themselves into an International Olymupic Committee. James E. Sullivan organized an American Olympic Committee and the first modern Ol ympic Games were held in Athens in 1896. Germany won the Gymnastic team title and Karld Schumann of Germany won the Long Horse event. Zutter of Switzerland the Side Horse, Hermann Weingaetner of Germany the Horizontal Bar, Alfred Flatow of Germany the Parallel Bars, Mitropoukos of Greece the Flying Rings and Andiakopulos of Greece the Rope Climb.

    * * * THE lInd OLYMPICS were held in Paris in 1900 and all we can

    find in the available records is that Sandras of France won the Indiv-idual All-Around title.

    THE IIIrd OLYMPICS were held in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. Being on home ground the USA Gymnastic team scored the best ever (or since). Led by Anton Heida who took first place in the All-Around, Long Horse, Side Horse, and Horizontal Bar and aided by George Eyser who tied him on the long Horse and won the Parallel Bars and Rope Climb events and Ed A. Hennig who tied Anton on the Horizontal Bar and won the Indian Club Swinging, plus Herman T. Glass winning the Flying Rings gave the USA an unofficial Olympic Team Championship in Gymnastics just sixty yea rs ago. Other members of the team were; John Duha, Charles Krause, W. A. Mertz, E. Voight and R. Wilson.

    THE IVth OLYMPIC Games were held in London in 1908 (the rec-ords also state that an unofficial Olympic Games was held in Athens, Greece in 1906 and that Norway won the Gymnastic Team Champion-ship). Alberto Braglia of Italy won the All-Around award and Sweden the Team Championship.

    * * * THE Vth OLYMPICS were held in Sweden in 1912 and Sweden won

    the Team Competition with movements according to the Swedish Sys-tem . . . however Italy is also listed as winning the Team Competition according to Special CQnditions. Norway is listed as the Team Champion with Free Choice of Movements and Apparatus. Alberto Braglia of Italy successfully defended his All-Around title to be crowned Individual Cham-pion for the second time.

    * * * THE VIth OLYMPICS were to be held in Berlin, Germany 111 1916,

    but because of the war they were cancelled. * * *

    The VIIth OLYMPIC Games were held in Antwerp, Belgium in 1920. The USA team consisted of four Gymnasts all entered for the All-Around individual contest. The All-Around events were: Horizontal Bar, Parallel Bars, Flying Rings, Side Horse and Free Calisthenic's Drill. Compulsory and Optional exercises were needed for the Horizontal , Parallels and Rings with Optionals only for the Side Horse and Fre

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