Dear Glenn: Dear Glenn: Gentlemen: 1 have been an interested ,reader of Just line to say hello and compliment Perhaps you can help ~e. 1 am tryyou on the progress of your magazine. The Modem Gymnast for the past two ing to locate a gymnasLUm summer 1 am after, assistance from you if years . 1 find it useful as well as entercamp for boys in the eastern part of possible. Is it possible for you to let taining, and it serves as an 'aid in the country. My sons have been to the National Summer Palaestrum 'in Michi- , me have detailed information of move- motivating our program. We have a unique program here ments for Hoops, R ibbon and Ball gan, but 1 und~rstand that there is at Work as performed by the Hungarian called The Early Bird Program. This least one gymnastic camp in New York and Czech Girls at the Olympic Games? is a coeducational gymnastic and physistate. It will be sincerely' appreciated if you can supply any information con- I feel that if a series of Mass work cal fitness program open to all of our suitable for general display were in- students in grades from 7th-12th. With cerning any and all camps specializing in gymnastics and apparatus training. , eluded in your Magazine, it would 200 signed up, an average of ' 60-80 help promote general gymnastics, and usually appear at a time. They are Alfred J. Weintraub it is from the masses that you will gain dressed and in the gym at 6:30 A.M. Ed.: We would appreciate it if all three mornings a week. your Olympic Sper;ialist. camps or clubs which have a summer The floor is covered with mats for R egarding the Ball, Hoops, etc., any gymnastics training program would suggestions as to where 1 can get good tumbling and balancing, trampolines, 4 send us the dates and places. We will variety of material on items suitable for climbing ropes, weights for lifting and put all information into a speci.lll school gymnastic displays, pageants training, 4 sets of rings, one side horse, camps and clinic calendar which will would be gratefully accepted. There one set of parallel bars, medicine balls, run continually in the M.G. as a is plenty of material on Olympic Work jumping ropes, and an area for freeservice to camps and our readers. like Bars, but it is the free work, Folk exercise. Every student must learn to spot, and Dances and Agility suggestions, espe* , cially in girls work, as six of my schools to know the lÂŁse for spotting devices. ', are all girls. Pyramids like opening of Each person must also learn to teach Dear Sir ~ a Rose which I saw on a Russian Film what he knows, and each must help Please. find enclosed a picture of the is an example. 1 will leave it to you the other. Michigan High School State GymnasOur intention with this program is with your resources to advise me. tics Champions from St. Clair High to help the students form the habit of Yours, School. ' exercising, to help them improve their Allan E. Goldby This meet was held at Ionia High " physical condition, and to develop 425 Sturt Street School. Alpena H.S. was the runner up skills in the activities of their own Ballarat, Victoria, Australia and Ionia H.S. was third. Some 16 ED.: Thanks Allan for the sugges- choice. teams took part in this meet. After 31 Tho'u ght . 'You would like to hear tions, we will include some of these years this was the first officially recognized State supported ' High School ideas in near future editions of the about us. Sincerely. FRANRAYE M.G. . . . In the meantime if any of Championship Meet. Director of Physical our teacher or foreign readers have any Sincerely, Education and Athletics special information on these subjects Ed Bingtson, Gym. Coach Blodgett Vocational High send them on to us . .. or to Mr. GoldSt. Clair High School, School Syracuse 4, New York by in Australia. Michigan
Coach Bingtson and his Michigan High School State Gymnastic Championship Team. Front row, left to right: Dave Arnold, Jim Hurt, John Rinn, Ron Aurs, Tom Hurt. Back row, left to right: Jim Arnold, Dennis Smith, Gary Wanamaker and Pete Jones.