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CONTENTS Physical Fitness for Youn gsters ... 4 Notes From. Th e Editor .. .. 5 ... . 6 Chalk Talk ..... ........... .... Swedish Gymna sti c F ederation ........... 9 Gymnastic Camps in England and Switzerland .. ... 10 ... ......... 12 Western States Gymnastic Clinic M.G. Photo Contest ...... 18 ............... 19 Flint Sparks .. .... Ballet For Gymnasts .. .... .... __ ..... ........... .... 20 Helpful Hints __ . ........ ........ .. .... ... 22 World Compulsories and Jud gin g Quiz . ..24 N.A.G.C. News ... .. ....... .. .. .. ..... ....... 25 Gymn astic Statistics and Judgin g Reports .. .... .. ..... 26 Book Review .. . ....... 27 ......... 28 Meet Results and Letters

COVER: Howard Hardie of the Berkeley YMCA winner of Horizontal Bar and S ide Horse events for boys II and under at the fT/ estern. States Gymnastics efinie, Tu cson, Arizona. .

•••••••••••••••••••••••• Max J. Ruderian '" .. .............. ..............Publi~her Glenn Sundby ...... .. ....................... .............. Editor Charli e Simms . ............ .. .... ..... Associate E:litor Kurt Baechler ........ .. ..... European Editor Feature Contributors : Grace Kaywell, Jim Farkas, Glenn Wil son, H erb Vogel and Bud Marquette.

•••••••••••••••••••••••• THE MODERN GYMNAST is published in the U.S.A., nine issues for $3.00, 35c the single copy . All pic "tures and manuscripts submitted become the property

of THE MODERN GYMNAST unless a return request and sufficient postage are included. Published ma terial becomes the property of THE MODERN GYMNAST. . Copyright 1962 by Glenn Sundby, P. O. Box 611 - Santa Monica , Cal ifornia

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FROM THE EDITOR

THIS EDITION ... We feature a report on the first Western States Gymn as tic Clinic which was a' great success. Much of the credit of thi s success must go to the Na tional Gymnasti c Clini c in Sarasota , Florida for their years of hard work in past Clinics which helped inspire and make thi s Western Clini c possible . .. At left is a guest editorial by M.G. contributo r Jim Farkas expressing hi s thou ghts of how we can improve our physi cal education pro gram toward better fitn ess for youn gsters. We have asked Jim and other s for their thou ghts and views which we will publi sh in future editions of the M.G. in keepin g with our efforts to promote better ph ysical fitn ess throu gh Gymnastics . . . You should find th e report on the Swedish Gymnastic Federation by Karl-Axel Rydell ve ry interesting along with our reports on the Gymnasti c camps in En gland and Switzerland . .. Pi ctured abo ve are the men, women junior boys and girls from the tenth American Sokol Slet held on Sunday, June 25 , 1961 at Hoffman Stadium, Berwyn, III (see M.G. letters Nov.-Dec. , 1961) Mrs. F.. W. Schnabl sent us these photos to assure us there is a fine program of exer cise and cali sthenics to music in America for all a ge groups throu gh the American Sokol Organi zation . . . In tryin g to catch up to date on our M. G. editions we did not have time to complete our planned Junior Gymnast Pro gram section for this issue but should have it read y for the next edition .

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MIDWEST CLI N IC .. . Tom Ha irabedian now coach· in g at Central Missouri State Coll ege is tryin g to get Gymn astics started at Central with a Gymnastics Clinic and Exhibition March 24th featuring the University of 'Io wa Gym Team . Proceeds will go toward the purchase of Gymnastic equipment. He is invitin g all colleges and hi gh schools in the state of Mi ssouri . f,-

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NEXT EDITIO N ... Will contain photos and rep orts from th e • lational Gymnasti c Clinic held in Sarasota. Florida , plus a special article by J ames Baley entitled " An y School Can Have a' Complete Gymnastics Program " alon g with the man y other M.G. regular in stru ctional and news features . . Ameri can Gymnasti c Federation ?

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Modern Gymnast - January 1962  

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