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1968 OLYMPIC PHOTOGRAPHS By DON WILKINSON Don Wilkinson whose photos appear in Mademoiselle Gymnast, . . . .. covered tl'Je Olympic Games photographically in color and black and white. He has produced a fully illustrated catalogue showing over 1,500 contact size black and white prints (with over 400 of Gymnastics). Also listed are the color transparencies taken. This catalogue, price $1.00 is now available from - DON WILKINSON, 1013 8th AVENUE, GREELEY, COLORADO 80631.

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FROM THE PUBLISHER: New MllE GAssociate Editor: Mrs. Denni'es Barber, a Dance/ Physical Education Major with AB. & MA Degrees from the University of Southern California (now teaching Dance, Gymnastics & Fitness and Dance & P.E. for Elementary school and Pre-school majors at Pasadena City College) has offered her services as material coordinator and Assoc. editor for Mademoiselle Gymnast. Dennies Barber has a long list of qualifying credentials including an English Minor, YWCA and Recreational Department counselor and instructor, Creative Rhythms and Ballet as well as taking an active part in many Clinics & Workshops and a past member of the So. Calif. area Women's Gymnastic Olympic development committee. From 1961 to 1968 she was a full-time instructor in the P.E. dept. of Occidental College (while there she was the colleges' representative to Dance Magazine). While instructing dance and Gymnastics at the U.S. Army student school in Japan (1957-1959), Dennies did research of Japanese classical and folk dance, Kabuki, gymnastics and art. Dennies is married to Ken Barber, a past national top calibre gymnast and they have two children . Ken helps coach in his spare time and both of the children attend gymnastic classes. With the help of Mrs. Barber we expect the MLLE G to go forward at a brisk pace. She has already started the ball rolling on lining up Regional and State reporters to help do a more complete job of covering gymnastics for you.

GYMNAESTRADA TOUR: Because of personal reasons your publisher was not able to go on the Gymnaestrada tour as planned. However, we have already received glowing reports and photos from A Bruce Frederick concerning the excellent showing of the USA group (Scats) and the total thrilling success of the 5th Gymnaestrada in Basel, Switzerland. Mr. Frederick was there covering this event for you and we all look forward to his photo and text report in the next edition of Mademoiselle Gymnast (Vol. 4 No.1) which will be mailed out to you in September. Watch for it, we know you will be excited about this and and coming editions of Mademoiselle Gymnast.

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Cathy Rigby, high vaulting AA winner, First Warld Cup Championships

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Clinic, Coaches, gymnasts and judges at the Saturday morning cli nic held in conjunction with the USGF Championships and the World Cup.

World Cup visi tors from Yugoslavia and Canada, Miroslav Cerar with Teresa McDannel and Jennifer Diachun.

The Clique ". For you who have often been concerned about you or your group being accused of being a "clique" here is some food for thought sent to us by our Mile G contributor Helen Sjursen from the New Jersey Gymnastic Association Newsletter. "Upon investigation we find that the word "clique" is composed of faithful members who are present at every meeting, who accept appointments to committees, who give willingly of their time, energies and efforts" . We sug gest that you join this clique. This is not a difficult matter. You may begin by attending meetings regularly; take a more lively interest in your group and group activities; make constructive criticism and suggestions, and accept responsibilities to serve on committees."

Ellen Babu ska

NEW JERSEY MlLE G Ellen Babuska of East Orange, New Jersey, is a 22 -yearold representative of Sokol USA. Ellen has been the New Jersey AAU Senior Women's All Around Champion every year since 1964; National Sokol Women's All Around Champion in 1967 and 1968. She was a member of the West Chester State College Team for 4 years and a member of the 1968 All American Women's College Gymnasts Team. Ellen graduated magna cum laude in 1968 with a B.A. in Sociology and is presently a caseworker in Newark, N.J. In September 1969 Ellen will enter Springfield College to study for her master's in Sociology and will also coach the girls' gymnastic team. -6-


FIRST WORLD CUP LONG BEACH CALIF. APRIL 26, 1969

First Worl d Cu p All-Around ploeings, ( I) Cath y Rigby, U.S.A. ; (2) Ch eiko ada, Japan; (3) Joyee l anoe, U.S.A.; (4) Natalia Sliepieh, Yugoslavia; (5) Jennifer Dioehun, Canada.

USA. Next year's World Cup is tentatively scheduled for the last week-end in April or the first week-end in May. Again, the plans are to hold this event in the Long Beach Arena.

The First World Cup, clearly the finest gymnastic meet ever held in the United States, was held in the Long Beach Arena on Saturday, April 26, 1969. In the women 's portion of the Cup competition, youthful and truly impressive Cathy Rigby of the USA led the field from the very beginning. Cheiko Oda of Japan was a very close second and Joyce Tanac of the USA was right behind Miss Oda, holding onto third place for the United States. In fourth place was Natalia Sjlepich of Yugoslavia, and in fifth and sixth places respectively were two great young Canadians, Miss Jennifer Diachun and Teresa McDannel. This wa s unquestionably the meet of the future for the

WOMEN'S EVENTS: NAME FX

1. Cathy Rigby, U.S.A. 2. Cheiko Oda, Japan 3. Joyce Tanac, U.S.A. 4. Natalia Sljepich, Yugoslavia 5. Jennifer Diachun, Canada 6. Teresa McDonnel, Canada

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8.95 8.15 9.20 8.15 9.15 8.85

31.45 31.25 36.25 35.B5 35.00 33.85


Cheiko Oda, Japan, 9.60 FX

Jennifer Diachun, Canada, 9. 10 FX

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JOYCE TANAC U.S. GYMNASTIC CHAMPION ually worked it into my routine," beamed Joyce. The 1969 USA Championships got underway on Fri day, April 25, in the Long Beach Arena. Thursday night preceding the meet there was a coaches, gymnasts and officials meeting at which time the visiting gymnasts from other nations were introduced and then the various officials ' meetings began. Friday afternoon saw two events for women conducted. Then the evening session featured the final two events for women. The USGF began an all-around only program some three years ago. It wa s then iust an idea that the con duct of the USA Championships should be so designed as to feature the Olympic event only. This year saw the finest example of the ideal behind the meet. More than thirty women competed and there wa s some discussion that in the next year or two we might see fifty participants in each event, and then would come the need for regional qualifications. The top six women were named to the 1969 USA AII American Team.

The old adage of " a little goes 0 long way" held true to form as petite Joyce Tanac of Seattle won the women 's title at the U.S. Gymnastic Federotion Championships held in April in the Long Beach Arena . A crowd estimated at 2500 saw the 1 7-year old Olympic veteran as she compiled 8.60, 9.05 , 9.20 and 9.15 marks in the balance beam, vault, uneven bars and free exercise routines. Mi ss Tanac, the 5' 4" brunette who won the women's Olympic Trials in Long Beach La st August, showed she had not lost any of her competitive edge by outdistancing her nearest rivol, teammate Janet Boyd, by a full point 35.0 to 34.0. Her uneven bar performance was nearly flawless and was highlighted by a unique mount. She hit the approach ramp with her toes and vaulted over the lowest bar while catching her hands on the upper bar and continuing the routine. "It's something the Europea ns developed and I've grad-

Rt. to It., Jackie Uphues (meet director) with USGF AA winner s, ( I ) Tanac. (2) Boyd. (3) Wl)odard. (4) Clu ff, (5) Ca r ver, (6) Nel so n.

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Joyce Tanac, 1969 USGF Women 's Gymnostic Chompion .

Jack Woolery, Vice President of GYM MASTER Co., congratulates Joyce Tonic on Winning the 1969 USA National Championships ond presents to her the GYM MASTER Diamond Award, which is given onnuolly to the top male and femal e gymnast at the Championships.

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7.85

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34.30

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5.70

5.20

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CLEO CARVER

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7.70

8.05

4.35

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7.55 8.15

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KAREN SM ITH

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INTERVIEW By FRANK ENoO

Name: Miss Chieko Oda Age : 21 Ht. : 5'-1" Wt. : 109 Ibs.

0: Welcome to the 1st USCF World Cup Invitational Meet here in Long Beach, Calif. Were you invited to compete in this meet?

A: Yes, I was invited through the Japan Gymnastic Association. I am very happy to be here.

0: What school are you presently attending? A: I am a senior at the University of Physical Education in Tokyo. I plan to become a gymnastic instructor.

0: How did you get interested in gymnastics? A: I first started taking ballet while I was in elementary school and continued through my second year in high school. While in high school, I was required to join a club so I chose gymnastics. I was the only girl in that class.

0: Did you compete while you were in high school? A: I started competing during my second year in high school. On my third year, as a senior, I was honored as being the second best high school gymnast of Kyushu , the southern most island of Japan. My coach was a graduate of the University of Physical Education in Tokyo so he recommended that I go to that school as their gymnastic program is world renown.

0: What is the highest honor that you have attained?

A: During my second year in college, in 1967, I won the National Intercollegiate Championships. During the three Mexico Olympic tryouts, held in Japan, I emerged as the second best after the final tryout.

0: What is your favorite event? A: I like horse vaulting best as I have won this event twice in the All-Japan Championships. However, I feel that the Japanese are weak in this event. I would like to be as good as the East German vaulters like Zuchold.

0: How many hours per day do you work out? A: On the average 3 hours per day, six days a week. 0: When you attempt difficult moves, do you have spotters, and if so, who spots? A: Yes. We have very good women coaches spotting. Occasionally we ask the men to spot.

0: How many girls participate in gymnastics at the University that you attend?

A: Approximately 190 girls. From this group only nine are eligible to compete as a team with other school teams.

0: How did you do at the recent Mexico Olympic Cames?

A: An old hip injury prevented my working out. I only participated in half of the workouts in Mexico, but I placed 19th All-Around. My best scores were 9.5 for both free exercise and vaulting.

0: How long do you plan to compete?

A: About two years after I graduate. 0: In the past, many of the men gymnasts have married women gymnasts. Would you like to marry a gymnast?

A: Yes, I would. I feel that if I marry a gymnast we will have Inter viewed

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the 1969 Championships had experienced and devoted organization and traditional and modern surroundings. TEAMS: Austria (AU), Bulgaria (BU), Czechoslovakia (CS), Denmark (DA), East Germany (RDA), Great Britain (GB), Finland (FI), France (FR), Holland (PB), Hungary (HO), Italy (IT), Poland (PO), Russia (SU), Sweden (SUE), West Germany (ARF), Yugoslavia (yOU).

1969 EUROPEAN GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP LANDSKRONA, SWEDEN

RESULTS: AA:

MAY 16-17.1969

Janz, Karin Karasova, Olga Tourischeva, Ludmila Zuchold, Erika Kostalova, Jindra Lundquist, Maris Liskova, Hana Apateanu, Rodica Holm, Rose-Marie Banfai, Agnes Krauser,lrmgard Dornea, Felicia Marinowa, Wanya Bellak, Ersebet Stegemann, M-L Bourdiau, Nicole Trangbaek, Else Holmen, Unni Braathen, Helga Alberti , Angela Kovac, Marlenka Heerschop, Ans Lecha, Wieslawa Daniec , Halina Skenderovic, Ruza Begin , Annick Natte-Klees, Margo Krempke, Maria Van Hoye, Horta Hespeel, Rita Zucchi, Loredana Jensen, Anna Merete Lebitsch, Karin Karainen, Marjut Bell , Margaret Prestidge, Mary Waismaa, Aino

Two young ladies from nineteen European countries travelled to "little Landskrona ," a small and ancient city on the border between Sweden ond Denmark to participate in the European Championships in mid-May. The picturesque harbor city is in the classic tradition (its Citadel and c;:astle built in 1 549 is one of the biggest fortresses in Scandinavia) shares its harbor with Malmo, home of the gymnastic school, and Copenhagen, Denmark, across the strait of Oresund. Landskrona boasts a modern Sports Hall, site af the Championships, with seating accommodations for 3000 spectators and a beautiful holiday settlement with about 60 cottages where the gymnasts were comfortably quartered during the championships. Joining the city as organizers for the event was the IDROn Gymnastic Association, the city's oldest athletic association founded in the summer of 1 882 by a handful of gymnastic enthusiasts. The association's internationally foremost gymnast is Hjordis Nordin-Hallqvist, who was a member of the Swedish team that won the world championship in Basel in 1950 and who was an Olympic Games goldmedallist in Helsinki two years later. Even os early as the Olympiad in 1906 in Athens IDROn was represented. In recent years IDRon has staked on the development of young gymnasts. Thus IDROn won the Junior Swedish Championship in 1967 and in the Swedish Championship in March 1969 IDROn won the Senior Championship. Rose-Marie Holm is the IDRon girl who has been most successful hitherto, and although she is not yet sixteen years old she has been a member of the national team on several occasions. Thus

RDA SU SU RDA CS SUE CS ROU SUE HO ARF ROU BU HO ARF FR DA NOR NOR IT YOU P-B PO PO YOU FR P-B AU BE BE IT DA AU FI GB GB FI

38.65 38.10 37.90 37.90 37.30 36.15 36.10 35.85 35.35 35.25 35 15 35.10 34.90 34.75 34.35 34.20 34. 15 34.00 33.70 33.60 33.55 33.55 33.50 33.25 33.25 33.20 32.75 32.70 32.45 32.65 31.45 30.95 30.80 30.65 30.35 28.50 28.30

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Karin Janz. East Germany. 1st AA

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Erika Zuchold, East Germany, 3rd AA

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Opening Ceremony at Landskrona

BALANCE BEAM :

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS INDIVIDUAL EVENT RESULTS

Karin Janz Olga Ka ra sova Jindra Kostalova Ludmilo Tourischeva Erika Zuchold Hana Liskova RDA SU SU RDA

38.65 38.10 37.90 37.90

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Ka rin Janz Olga Karasava Ludmila Taurischeva Erika Zuchald Rodica Apateanu Jindra Kostalova

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19.45 19.40 19.10 19.10 19.00 18.70

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Karin Janz Erika Zuchold Olga Kara sova Ludmila Touri scheva Rodi ca Apateanu Hana Liskova

1 2 3 4 5 6

RDA SU SU RDA ROU CS

19.65 19.45 19.40 19.30 18.65 16.55

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RDA RDA SU SU ROU CS

19.70 19.45 19.40 19.15 19.00 18.80

1 2 3 4 5 6

VAULT:

FREE EXERCISE : Olga Karasova Ka rin Janz Jindra Kostalova Ludmila Tourischeva Erika Zuchold Hana Li skova

19.05 18.95 18.75 18.70 18.50 18.45

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ALL AROUND: Karin Janz Olga Karasova Ludmila Taurischeva Erika Zuchald

RDA SU CS SU RDA CS

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MLLE GSCOREBOARD 1969 GIRLS AAU JUNIOR OLYMPIC GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS The 1969 Girls AAU Junior Olympic Gymnastic Championships for the New Jersey Association of the AAU was held May 24 at Ea st Brunswick High School. The top three all around in the 13-14 age group and in the 15-1 B age group will compete in the regional meet at Hamburg, New York on July 12, 1969. The winner in each age division in the all-around wi ll then be sent to the Junior Olympic Nationals in San Diego, California during August 19-2 1, 1969. Competitors represented : Ea st Brunswick Recreation (EBR), Fanwood YMCA (FY), North High (NH), Ocean Tounship High School (OTH ), Madison High (MH), Eli zabeth Turners (ET), Somerville YMCA (SY). RESULTS: 1 5-1B Age Group: AA: Anne Burmeister (EBR), Judy Ca rd ozo (FY), Terry Rowland, Susa n Allen, Jean Boyce. FX: Anne Burmei ster, Judy Cardozo, Terry Rowland. BB: Anne Burmeister, Jean Boyce (MH). V: Anne Burmeister and Judy Cardozo, Terry Rowland, Jean Boyce. 13-14 age group: AA: Barbara Burmeister (EBR), Diane Lawson, Gail Susik, Jack ie Foley, Cheryl Heinze. 10-12 age group: AA: Laura Burmeister (EBR), Nancy Sjursen, Kathleen Whelan. . 9 and under: AA: Dian e Partington, Norell Bahrs, Caroline Nemick.

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YMCA effort. The story was slightly different in Uneven Bars with Linda Chencinski from Central Queens winning the event; however, Schenectady took the next three places. Va ulting, the last of the Olympic events, was entirely a Schenectady event. Th e first, second and third place awards we re taken by Heidi Arms trong, Cheryl Mu rray and Wendy Pierce, all from Schenecta dy. The loca l girl s also captured the All-Ro und title in Hei di Armstrong's winning score of 23.65. All-Round winne rs are determined by totalli ng a gi rl 's scores in each of the four Olympic events. The last of the events to be run was tram pol ine, also won by a local girl, Cheryl Murray. In sum mary, he Schenec tady girl s captured seven of the top ten places in Free Exercise, six of the top ten places in Balance Beam, seven of the top ten on Uneven Bars, eight of the ta p ten in Vau lting, and six of th e top ten in th e All-Round in ad dition to th e team title.

1969 NEW YORK STATE WOMEN'S GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS report by STANLEY ZOUNEK Th e Schenectady YMCA Wome n's Gymnasti c Team captured the team championship award at the 1969 New York State YMCA Women's Gymnastic Championships held here in Schenectady with a score of 1 23.2B. The closest team to Schnectady was Central Queens with a score of 10B.05. It was a nip and tuck battle for the entire meet; howeve r, the Schenectady girls performed extremely well in the vau lting event to pu ll ahead as team champs. The meet, which was the first women's YMCA State Championships ever held, in gymnastics drew a field of 34 competitors. There were no classes or di vis ions and girls from th e ages of 9 through 23 we re competin g for top honors in Free Exerc ise, Beam, Uneven Bars, Vau lting, Trampoline, an d All-Round Events. The girls' team has been working together for almost two yea rs and are more than willing to provide demonstrations for va ri ous occasions in the Capital District. The Schenectady girls did all but wa lk away with the victory stand. In Free Exerc ise, the Schenectady team took seven of the top ten places as Cheryl Murray and Heidi Armstrong captured first and second place respectively. Th e next event, which was Balance Beam, was also dominated by Schenectady as Heidi Armst rong won the Gold Meda l in her winning

FIRST NEW YORK STATE YMCA WOMEN 'S GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS Teams: Schenectady (S), Central Queens (CQ) RESULTS : AA: Heidi Armstrong (S), Linda Chencinski (CA), Barbara Palmer (CQ). FX: Cheryl Murray (S), Heidi Armstrong (S), Linda Chencin ski (CQ). BB : Heidi Armstron g (S); Linda Chencinski (CQ), Barbara Palmer (CQ). JB: Linda Chencinski (CQ), Heid i Arm stron g and Cheryl , Murray (S), Wendy Pierce (S). V: Heidi Arms tron g (S), Cheryl Murray (S), Wendy Pierce (S).

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MIAMI- DADE COUNTY GIRLS MEET Report by JAMES JACKSON The Recreation Departments in the Miami area are really promoting girl's gymnastics for the youngsters in the big way these days. The picture shows Guy Caretta, director of the North Miami Beach Recreation Department awarding the first place all around medal to Cathy Shotwell, nine years old in the A.A.U . Dade County girl's gymnastic championship meet which was held May 3. This meet was limited to Junior High and younger and had fifty -nine competitors. Other departments promoting the growth of girl's gymnastics in this area are Coral Gables Youth Center, Miami Shares, and Metro Parks, nat to mention the many Dade County Elementary schools featuring this as a regular part of their athletic program. RESULTS: 9 and under: AA: Cathy Shotwell, 1B.45; Vickie Jackson, 17.95; Eileen Huck, 16.1O. 10,11, and 12 Elementary School : AA: Terry Parsons, 15.45; Lynn Huck, 15.35; Beth Booker, 13.00. Junior High : AA: Donna Ragone, 13.90; Susanne Shaw, 13.BO; Kimerly High, 13.1O.

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Forward Roll

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LET'S START SQUAD COMPETITION FOR THE ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

contacts floor ................................ . .............. 3 points Knees and feet kept together throughout the roll ........... . .5 points Actual roll and rise to a stand executed with continuous motion . ......... .. ..... . ... ... ......... . ............... . ... 2 points No shifting of feet just before com ing to a stand . . ... ..... .. .. . .2 points Finishing with arms up in "V" position-hold 2 seconds .. ... .... 1 point Forward Roll

The purpose of " squad competition" is to make the student learn to perform a simple skill correctly and "IN FORM." Every student in the squad, whether talented or nat, will be able to make same points for her sq uad. Squad competition forces the student to become aware of what she will have to do to earn the maximum score for her performance. You will notice that a student can earn mare paints through "form" and not thraugh the actual performance of the skill itself. The purpose of this is to develop of "habit" or "fo rm " as quickly as possible so that it will require little or no can路 ce ntration as more difficult skills are being taught. Let us use a forward ro ll and low dive ro ll on the mats as skill s that can be used for squad competition . You could use the following points as a guide : FORWARD ROLL Points earned Forward roll completed regardless of form or direction ..... 1 point Extra Points Legs completely straightened at time back of neck

LOW DIVE ROLL Points earned Low dive roll attempted regardless of form ..... .. ......... ... 2 points Extra Points Body momentarily in mid-air after spring ..... ...... .. . ..... .... 3 points Legs in form after spring; straight, together, toes pointed, (fram spring until back of neck contacts flaor) ... ... .. ... 4 points Knees and feet kept together throughout low drive roll (no credit given for separation of either knees or feet) ... 6 paints Finishing with arms up in the "V" position - hold 2 secands ... 1 point Law Dive Roll You can make up points to be earned on any other skill or combination of skills now used by your st udents being sure to allot more points to the parts where "form" is concerned .

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CORRECTION Dear Glenn: Re: Ma rch-Ap ril iss ue of Mile G, articl e " Learn in g th e Butterfly The Easy Way." In editing the first paragraph of thi s article, a part was left ou t wh ich makes th e direction in the 5th line incorrect. After th e wording (or a serie s of butterflies) is done in a curved line, etc. " Th e word 'straight' should be changed to read " curved ." (The origina l copy used the word "semi-ci rcle" but I guess "curved" is OK too. Hel en Sjursen

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Dear Sir: Enclosed is an arti cle from our loca l newspaper. I wonder if you can answer or let me know who could give me an answer to a question . "Natalie .. . ha s pe rform ed with the Bolshoi Ballet, Kirov Ballet and also perfo rmed with the Ruth Page's ' Nutcrocker Su ite: Natalie received a scholarshi p to study ballet in New Yo rk thi s past summer. She has also exce lled in twirl ing and gym nasti cs. Natalie belongs to the Sunsh ine Societ y, GAA, Foreign Language Club, Debate Club and is the majorette for th e high school ba nd." Th is girl is a professional dancer and enters into competiti ons as an ama teur. I would li ke to know the rulin g concern ing the hig h school gymna sti cs. Maybe it is not an important issue in high school competition, maybe it is. Maybe they are not abid ing by the rul es and maybe they are. No one seems to have an answer. Than k you, Wanda Tommasi Wanda Studio of Dance Gary, Ind iana Ed : From all indications she is not being paid to perform as a gymnast or acrobat. Nothing indicates she has done any form of gymnastics as a professional.

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