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Notes From The Editor ... ... ..... ..... .. ....................... ... 5 Chalk Talk .. .......................... ........ ....... ......... ..... .. .. ... 6 7 Personality Sketch ... ..... ..... ... ................. ... ... .. .. .. . Gymnasts, Coaches and Enthusiasts ... .. .. ... ...... .... ... ..... 8 Report From The President of The USGF .. ... ... ....... ... .. 9 The United States Gymnastic Federation ...... .. ........... . 11 USGF Directors Report ... ......... ......... ... ........ ... .. .... ... .. 14 1964 Me n' s Olympic Compulsories Exercises ............ 15 Report From Germany .. ... ................................. .... .... 16 Canadian Pan-Am Trials ...................... ............ .. ...... .. 18 National Gymnastics Clinic .... ..... .... ...... ........ ............. 19 Western Gymnastics Cl inic .... ... .... .. ..... ... .......... .. ....... 22 Puppet Federations or Union of Puppets ........ . .... .. . 26

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.. USGF and WNGA Report ................. ...... .•.... ....... ...... 31 Interscholastic Gymnastics ........ ...... .... ....... .... .... ....... 32 The Little Trojan ..... ..... ............. ............... ................. . 34 Helpful Hints ... ..... ............. .......... .... ...... .. ........ ......... 36 Gymnastic Gimmicks .. .. ......... ................. .................. 38 Modern Gymnast Index ..... .. ........... ..... ......... .......... . .40 Junior Gymnasts of America .. ..... ...... ...... .... ...... ... ... .. .42 Competitions Results ......... ......... ... ......... .. ...... ... ........ .43 Letters ..................... .... .. ....... .. ............ .... ...... ... ......... 44

NOTES FROM THE EDITOR

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There is a big battle going on today in the Gymnastic circles of these United States of America. It is not ·a battle to decide who will control the top gymnasts or competitions or one of sanctions and eligibility, but one of people in the grass roots of Gymnastics raising up all over the country calling for a program of training and help. This is the reason for the birth of " The United States Gymnastics Federation." The USGF was not formed to " take over" from another faction, but to go beyond the antiquated limitations of the past and press forward to the goal of "Gymnastics For All." Therefore, it is not a revolution, but a natural evolution of a nation looking up and preparing itself to take its rightful position as a strong nation of physically fit Americans, and a respected power in the world of Gymnastics. .

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THIS EDITION : We present the structure and reports from several officers and members of the new UNITED STATES GYMNASTI CS FEDERATION . .. Report on the top gymnasts of 1962 ... National and Western Clinic Highlights ... Special Ballet Scholarships Instructional hints and build it yourself apparatus .

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NEXT EDITION: Further reports of progress from USGF Director, Frank Bare concerning people and places he has seen and visited in his initial fact findin g tour of U. S. Gymnastics . . . Planned compulsory Trampoline and Tumbling Routines for Men and Women at the First USGF Championships June 13th in Chicago . . . More reports on World Gymnastics . . . Further new ideas and physical education articles by A. Bruce Fredericks . . . And a new series of Gymnastic and Keep Fit Articles for women by Margaret Korondi .

READ THIS CHALLENGE

Cov er Artist : Don (Putt) Putnam at work Cov er. Don. on ex-circus acrobat was the great trampoli ne .performer Tomm y Parris. free lance art work along with instructing Art Center .

on the New M. G. last partner of the Dan is now d oi ng at the Los Angeles

MAX J. RUDER IAN ....

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GLENN SUNDBY

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FEATURE CONTRIBUTORS: Frank Bare , Dr. Josef Gohler, Herb Vogel, Tom Malo ney, Grace Kaywell, Bud Marquette, A. Bruce Freder icks, Jim Fark a s, Norman Barns, Rich Harr is and Robert Bohl.

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Profile for USA Gymnastics

Modern Gymnast - January/February 1963  

Modern Gymnast - January/February 1963