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                      SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                            Washington, D.C. 20549
                            ______________________

                                 SCHEDULE 13D

                   Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                              inTEST Corporation
                               (Name of Issuer)

                         Common Stock, Par Value $.01
                        (Title of Class of Securities)

                                 461147100
                               (CUSIP Number)

                            Peter A. Nussbaum, Esq.
                           Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
                              900 Third Avenue
                           New York, New York 10022
                                (212) 756-2000
                 (Name, address and telephone number of person
               authorized to receive notices and communications)

                               August 19, 1997
            (Date of event which requires filing of this statement)

      If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to 
report the acquisition which is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is 
filing this schedule because of Rule 13d-1(b)(3) or (4), check the following 
box  [ ]. 

      Check the following box if a fee is being paid with the statement [  ].  
(A fee is not required only if the reporting person:  (1) has a previous 
statement on file reporting beneficial ownership of more than five percent of 
the class of securities described in Item 1; and (2) has filed no amendment 
subsequent thereto reporting beneficial ownership of five percent or less of 
such class.)  (See Rule 13d-7.) 

      NOTE:  Six copies of this statement, including all exhibits, should be 
filed with the Commission.  See Rule 13d-1(a) for other parties to whom copies 
are to be sent.

*     The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting 
person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of 
securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which 
would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

      The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not 
be deemed to be "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange 
Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of 
the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see 
the Notes).  
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SCHEDULE 13D

CUSIP No. 461147100                                         Page 2 of 17 Pages  
                                                       
      1        NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
               S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON      
                    VGH Partners, L.L.C.               
                 
      2        CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A    (a) [x]  
               GROUP*                                        (b) [ ]  
                                                                   
      3        SEC USE ONLY  
                 
      4        SOURCE OF FUNDS*  
                    WC       OO
                 
      5        CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS      [ ]  
               IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)  
                              
      6        CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
                    Delaware  
                 
  NUMBER OF     7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
   SHARES            0 
                      
BENEFICIALLY    8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
OWNED BY EACH        152,100  
                9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
  REPORTING          0 
   PERSON            
    WITH       10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
                     152,100  
                      
     11        AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH  
               REPORTING PERSON  
                    152,100   
                 
     12        CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11)     [ ]  
               EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*  
                 
                 
     13        PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW  
               (11)  
                    2.6%  
                 
     14        TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*  
                    OO  

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SCHEDULE 13D  
  
CUSIP No. 461147100                                      Page 3 of 17 Pages  
                                                       
      1        NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
               S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON       
                    Vinik Partners, L.P.                          
                 
      2        CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A    (a) [x]  
               GROUP*                                        (b) [ ]  
                                                                   
      3        SEC USE ONLY  
                 
      4        SOURCE OF FUNDS*  
                    WC       OO 
                 
      5        CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS      [ ]  
               IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)  
                              
      6        CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
                    Delaware  
                 
  NUMBER OF     7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
   SHARES            0 
                      
BENEFICIALLY    8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
OWNED BY EACH        152,100  
                9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
  REPORTING          0 
   PERSON             
    WITH       10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
                     152,100  
                      
     11        AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH  
               REPORTING PERSON  
                    152,100  
                 
     12        CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11)     [ ]  
               EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*  
                 
                 
     13        PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW  
               (11)  
                    2.6%  
                 
     14        TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*  
                    PN  

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SCHEDULE 13D  
  
CUSIP No. 461147100                               Page 4 of 17 Pages  
                                                       
      1        NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
               S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON       
                    Vinik Asset Management, L.P.                          
                 
      2        CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A    (a) [x]  
               GROUP*                                        (b) [ ]  
                                                                   
      3        SEC USE ONLY  
                 
      4        SOURCE OF FUNDS*  
                    OO  
                 
      5        CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS      [ ]  
               IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)  
                              
      6        CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
                    Delaware  
                 
  NUMBER OF     7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
   SHARES            0 
                      
BENEFICIALLY    8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
OWNED BY EACH        213,300  
                9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
  REPORTING          0  
   PERSON             
    WITH       10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
                     213,300   
                      
     11        AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH  
               REPORTING PERSON  
                    213,300  
                 
     12        CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11)     [ ]  
               EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*  
                 
                 
     13        PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW  
               (11)  
                    3.6%  
                 
     14        TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*  
                    PN  

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SCHEDULE 13D

CUSIP No. 461147100                                Page 5 of 17 Pages  
                                                       
      1        NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
               S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON      
                    Jeffrey N. Vinik
                 
      2        CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A    (a) [x]  
               GROUP*                                        (b) [ ]  
                                                                   
      3        SEC USE ONLY  
                 
      4        SOURCE OF FUNDS*  
                    AF       OO  
                 
      5        CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS      [ ]  
               IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)  
                              
      6        CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
                    United States  
                 
  NUMBER OF     7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
   SHARES            0  
                      
BENEFICIALLY    8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
OWNED BY EACH        365,400  
                9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
  REPORTING          0  
   PERSON             
    WITH       10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
                     365,400  
                      
     11        AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH  
               REPORTING PERSON  
                    365,400     
                 
     12        CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11)     [ ]  
               EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*  
                 
                 
     13        PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW  
               (11)  
                    6.2%  
                 
     14        TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*  
                    IN  

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SCHEDULE 13D  
  
CUSIP No. 461147100                               Page 6 of 17 Pages  
                                                       
      1        NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
               S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON      
                    Michael S. Gordon
                 
      2        CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A    (a) [x]  
               GROUP*                                        (b) [ ]  
                                                                   
      3        SEC USE ONLY  
                 
      4        SOURCE OF FUNDS*  
                    AF       OO  
                 
      5        CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS      [ ]  
               IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)  
                              
      6        CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
                    United States  
                 
  NUMBER OF     7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
   SHARES            0  
                      
BENEFICIALLY    8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
OWNED BY EACH        365,400  
                9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
  REPORTING          0  
   PERSON             
    WITH       10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
                     365,400  
                      
     11        AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH  
               REPORTING PERSON  
                    365,400  
                 
     12        CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11)     [ ]  
               EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*  
                 
                 
     13        PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW  
               (11)  
                    6.2%  
                 
     14        TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*  
                    IN  

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SCHEDULE 13D  
  
CUSIP No. 461147100                               Page 7 of 17 Pages  
                                                       
      1        NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
               S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON      
                    Mark D. Hostetter
                 
      2        CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A    (a) [x]  
               GROUP*                                        (b) [ ]  
                                                                   
      3        SEC USE ONLY  
                 
      4        SOURCE OF FUNDS*  
                    AF       OO  
                 
      5        CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS      [ ]  
               IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)  
                              
      6        CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
                    United States  
                 
  NUMBER OF     7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
   SHARES            0  
                      
BENEFICIALLY    8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
OWNED BY EACH        365,400  
                9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
  REPORTING          0  
   PERSON             
    WITH       10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
                     365,400  
                      
     11        AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH  
               REPORTING PERSON  
                    365,400  
                 
     12        CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11)     [ ]  
               EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*  
                 
                 
     13        PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW  
               (11)  
                    6.2% 
                 
     14        TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*  
                    IN  

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SCHEDULE 13D  
  
CUSIP No. 461147100                               Page 8 of 17 Pages  
                                                       
      1        NAME OF REPORTING PERSON  
               S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON      
                    Vinik Asset Management, L.L.C.                  
                 
      2        CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A    (a) [x]  
               GROUP*                                        (b) [ ]  
                                                                   
      3        SEC USE ONLY  
                 
      4        SOURCE OF FUNDS*  
                    OO  
                 
      5        CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS      [ ]  
               IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)  
                              
      6        CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  
                    Delaware  
                 
  NUMBER OF     7   SOLE VOTING POWER  
   SHARES            0 
                      
BENEFICIALLY    8   SHARED VOTING POWER  
OWNED BY EACH        213,300  
                9   SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER  
  REPORTING          0 
   PERSON             
    WITH       10   SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER  
                     213,300  
                      
     11        AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH  
               REPORTING PERSON  
                    213,300   
                 
     12        CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11)     [ ]  
               EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*  
                 
                 
     13        PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW  
               (11)  
                    3.6%  
                 
     14        TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*  
                    OO  

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SCHEDULE 13D                                                Page 9 of 17 Pages

ITEM 1.   SECURITY AND ISSUER. 

      This statement relates to the common stock, $.01 par value per share 
(the "Common Stock"), issued by inTEST Corporation, a Delaware corporation 
(the "Company"), whose principal executive offices are located at 2 Pin Oak 
Lane, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003.

ITEM 2.   IDENTITY AND BACKGROUND. 

      (a)   This statement is filed by (i) Vinik Partners, L.P., a Delaware 
limited partnership ("Vinik Partners"), with respect to shares of Common Stock 
beneficially owned by it, (ii) Vinik Asset Management, L.P., a Delaware 
limited partnership ("VAM LP"), with respect to shares of Common Stock 
beneficially owned by Vinik Overseas Fund, Ltd., a Cayman Islands company 
("Vinik Overseas"), as well as shares of Common Stock held in another 
discretionary account (the "Discretionary Account") managed by VAM LP, (iii) 
Jeffrey N. Vinik, Michael S. Gordon and Mark D. Hostetter with respect to 
shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by Vinik Partners, Vinik Overseas, 
and the Discretionary Account; (iv) VGH Partners, L.L.C., a Delaware limited 
liability company ("VGH"), with respect to shares of Common Stock beneficially 
owned by Vinik Partners; and (v) Vinik Asset Management, L.L.C., a Delaware 
limited liability company ("VAM LLC"), with respect to shares of Common Stock 
beneficially owned by Vinik Overseas and the Discretionary Account.  The 
foregoing persons are hereinafter sometimes referred to collectively as the 
"Reporting Persons".  Any disclosures herein with respect to persons other 
than the Reporting Persons are made on information and belief after making 
inquiry to the appropriate party. 

      The general partner of Vinik Partners is VGH.  The general partner of 
VAM LP is VAM LLC.  Mr. Vinik is the senior managing member, and Messrs. 
Gordon and Hostetter are managing members, of VGH and VAM LLC.  

      (b)   The business address of each of the Reporting Persons is 260 
Franklin Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110.  The business address of Vinik 
Overseas is c/o Citco Fund Services (Cayman Islands) Ltd., West Bay Road, 
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

      (c)   The principal business of Vinik Partners is that of a private 
investment firm engaging in the purchase and sale of securities for investment 
for its own account.  The principal business of VAM LP is that of an 
investment adviser engaging in the purchase and sale of securities for 
investment on behalf of Vinik Overseas and the Discretionary Account.  The 
principal business VGH and VAM LLC is that of acting as the general partner of 
Vinik Partners and VAM LP, respectively.  The principal occupation of Mr. 
Vinik is serving as the senior managing member of VGH and VAM LLC.  The 
principal occupation of Messrs. Gordon and Hostetter is serving as managing 
members of VGH and VAM LLC.

      (d)   None of the persons referred to in paragraph (a) above has, during 
the last five years, been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding 
traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).


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      (e)   None of the persons referred to in paragraph (a) above has, during 
the last five years, been a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or 
administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of such 
proceeding was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining 
future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, 
Federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such 
laws.
       (f)   Messrs. Vinik, Gordon and Hostetter are United States citizens.

ITEM 3.   SOURCE AND AMOUNT OF FUNDS OR OTHER CONSIDERATION. 

      The net investment cost (including commissions, if any) of the shares of 
Common Stock held by Vinik Partners, Vinik Overseas and the Discretionary 
Account is $1,822,840.00, $2,413,572.50 and $142,585.00, respectively.
      The shares of Common Stock purchased by Vinik Partners were purchased 
with the investment capital of the entity.  The shares of Common Stock 
purchased on behalf of Vinik Overseas and the Discretionary Account were 
purchased with their investment capital.
      The shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by Vinik Partners, Vinik 
Overseas and the Discretionary Account are held in margin accounts maintained 
at Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, which accounts may from time to time 
have debit balances.  Since other securities are held in such margin accounts, 
it is not possible to determine the amounts, if any, of margin used with 
respect to the shares of Common Stock purchased.  Currently, the interest rate 
charged on such various margin accounts is approximately 6.0% per annum.


ITEM 4.   PURPOSE OF THE TRANSACTION.

      The Reporting Persons acquired the shares of Common Stock for investment 
purposes, and the Reporting Persons intend to evaluate the performance of such 
securities as an investment in the ordinary course of business.  The Reporting 
Persons pursue an investment objective that seeks capital appreciation.  In 
pursuing this investment objective, the Reporting Persons analyze the 
operations, capital structure and markets of companies in which they invest, 
including the Company, on a continuous basis through analysis of documentation 
and discussions with knowledgeable industry and market observers and with 
representatives of such companies (often at the invitation of management).
      Each Reporting Person will continuously assess the Company's business, 
financial condition, results of operations and prospects, general economic 
conditions, the securities markets in general and those for the Company's 
securities in particular, other developments and other investment 
opportunities.  Depending on such assessments, one or more of the Reporting 
Persons may acquire additional shares of Common Stock or may determine to sell 
or otherwise dispose of all or some of its holdings of shares of Common Stock.  
Such actions will depend upon a variety of factors, including, without 
limitation, current and anticipated future trading prices for such Common 
Stock, the financial condition, results of operations and prospects of the 
Company, alternate investment opportunities, and general economic, financial 
market and industry conditions. 

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      None of the Reporting Persons has any plans or proposals which relate 
to, or could result in, any of the matters referred to in paragraphs (a) 
through (j), inclusive, of Item 4 of Schedule 13D. 


ITEM 5.   INTEREST IN SECURITIES OF THE ISSUER. 

      (a)   The approximate aggregate percentage of shares of Common Stock 
reported beneficially owned by each person herein is based on 5,911,034 shares 
outstanding, which is the total number of shares of Common Stock outstanding 
as of June 30, 1997, as reflected in the Company's quarterly report on Form 
10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") for 
the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 1997 (which is the most recent Form 10-Q on 
file).

      As of the close of business on August 28, 1997:

            (i)   Vinik Partners owns beneficially 152,100 shares of Common 
Stock, constituting approximately 2.6% of the shares outstanding.
            (ii)  VAM LP owns directly no shares of Common Stock.  By reason 
of the provisions of Rule 13d-3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as 
amended (the "Act"), VAM LP may be deemed to own beneficially 201,400 shares 
(constituting approximately 3.4% of the shares outstanding) held by Vinik 
Overseas, and 11,900 shares of Common Stock (constituting approximately 0.2% 
of the shares outstanding) held by the Discretionary Account, which, when 
aggregated, total 213,300 shares of Common Stock, constituting approximately 
3.6% of the shares outstanding.
            (iii)  Messrs. Vinik, Gordon and Hostetter each directly owns no 
shares of Common Stock.  By reason of the provisions of Rule 13d-3 of the Act, 
each may be deemed to beneficially own the 152,100 shares beneficially owned 
by Vinik Partners, the 201,400 shares beneficially owned by Vinik Overseas, 
and the 11,900 shares beneficially owned by the Discretionary Account. Such 
shares total 365,400 shares of Common Stock, constituting approximately 6.2% 
of the shares outstanding.
            (iv)  VGH owns directly no shares of Common Stock.  By reason of 
the provisions of Rule 13d-3 of the Act, VGH may be deemed to own 
beneficially the 152,100 shares beneficially owned by Vinik Partners, which 
constitutes approximately 2.6% of the shares outstanding.
            (v)  VAM LLC owns directly no shares of Common Stock.  By reasons 
of the provisions of Rule 13d-3 of the Act, VAM LLC may be deemed to own the 
201,400 shares beneficially owned by Vinik Overseas and the 11,900 shares 
beneficially owned by the Discretionary Account.  When the shares beneficially 
owned by Vinik Overseas and the Discretionary Account are aggregated they 
total 213,300 shares of Common Stock, constituting approximately 3.6% of the 
shares outstanding.
            (vi)  In the aggregate, the Reporting Persons beneficially own a 
total of 365,400 shares of Common Stock, constituting approximately 6.2% of 
the shares outstanding. 


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           (b)  Vinik Partners has the power to dispose of and the power to 
vote the shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by it, which power may be 
exercised by its general partner, VGH.  Each of Vinik Overseas and the 
Discretionary Account is a party to an investment management agreement with 
VAM LP pursuant to which VAM LP has investment authority with respect to 
securities held in such account.  Such authority includes the power to dispose 
of and the power to vote securities held in such accounts.  Such power may be 
exercised by VAM LP's general partner, VAM LLC.  Jeffrey N. Vinik, as the 
senior managing member of VGH and VAM LLC, and Messrs. Gordon and Hostetter, 
as managing members thereof, have shared power to dispose of and shared power 
to vote the Common Stock held by other Reporting Persons.
            (c)   The trading dates, number of shares of Common Stock 
purchased or sold and price per share for all transactions in the Common Stock 
from the 60th day prior to August 19, 1997 until August 28, 1997 by Vinik 
Partners and by VAM LP, on behalf of Vinik Overseas and the Discretionary 
Account, are set forth in Schedules A, B and C. 
            (d)   No person other than each respective record owner of shares 
of Common Stock referred to herein is known to have the right to receive or 
the power to direct the receipt of dividends from or the proceeds of sale of 
such shares of Common Stock. 

ITEM 6.   CONTRACTS, ARRANGEMENTS, UNDERSTANDINGS OR RELATIONSHIPS WITH 
RESPECT TO SECURITIES OF THE ISSUER. 

      There are no contracts, arrangements, understandings or relationships 
(legal or otherwise) among the persons named in Item 2 hereof or between such 
persons and any other person with respect to any securities of the Company 
including but not limited to transfer or voting of any other securities, 
finder's fees, joint ventures, loan or option arrangements, puts or calls, 
guarantees of profits, divisions of profits or losses, or the giving or 
withholding of proxies.

ITEM 7.   MATERIAL TO BE FILED AS EXHIBITS. 

      The following exhibit is being filed with this Schedule:

Exhibit  1  A written agreement relating to the filing of joint acquisition 
statements as required by Rule 13d-1(f)(1) of the Act.


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                                    SIGNATURES

      After reasonable inquiry and to the best of our knowledge and belief, 
the undersigned certify that the information set forth in this statement is 
true, complete and correct.

DATED:  August 29, 1997             /s/ Jeffrey N. Vinik,
                                    JEFFREY N. VINIK, individually
                                    and as senior managing member of
                                    VGH Partners, L.L.C., on behalf
                                    of VINIK PARTNERS, L.P.

                                    /s/ Jeffrey N. Vinik
                                    Jeffrey N. Vinik, as senior managing
                                    member of Vinik Asset Management, L.L.C.,
                                    on behalf of VINIK ASSET MANAGEMENT, L.P.

                                    /s/ Jeffrey N. Vinik
                                    Jeffrey N. Vinik, as senior managing
                                    member of VGH PARTNERS, L.L.C. and
                                    VINIK ASSET MANAGEMENT, L.L.C.

                                    /s/ Michael S. Gordon, individually
                                    MICHAEL S. GORDON

                                    /s/ Mark D. Hostetter, individually
                                    MARK D. HOSTETTER



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                                  Schedule A

                             Vinik Partners, L.P.

                       Transactions in the Common Stock

                                                      Price Per Share   
Date of                 Number of                     (including 
Transaction             Shares Purchased/(Sold)       commissions, if any)
__________________________________________________________________________

08/06/97                      10,400                     $11.6500
08/07/97                      14,600                      12.1250
08/08/97                       4,200                      11.6250
08/08/97                       4,200                      12.1250
08/11/97                       2,700                      11.6250
08/12/97                       1,200                      12.0250
08/13/97                       8,300                      11.6250
08/13/97                      12,500                      11.8750
08/15/97                      31,200                      11.5000
08/19/97                      33,300                      11.1250
08/19/97                       2,000                      13.0000
08/20/97                      20,800                      13.3750
08/21/97                       2,100                      15.0000
08/22/97                       1,000                      14.8750
08/26/97                       2,100                      14.7500
08/27/97                       1,100                      15.5000
08/28/97                         400                      15.7500






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                                   Schedule B

                            Vinik Asset Management, L.P.
                                  on behalf of
                            Vinik Overseas Fund, Ltd.

                       Transactions in the Common Stock

                                                      Price Per Share
Date of                 Number of                     (including 
Transaction             Shares Purchased/(Sold)       commissions, if any)
__________________________________________________________________________

08/06/97                       13,800                      $11.6500
08/07/97                       19,300                       12.1250
08/08/97                        5,500                       11.6250
08/08/97                        5,500                       12.1250
08/11/97                        3,600                       11.6250
08/12/97                        1,600                       12.0250
08/13/97                       11,000                       11.6250
08/13/97                       16,500                       11.8750
08/15/97                       41,300                       11.5000
08/19/97                       44,100                       11.1250
08/19/97                        2,800                       13.0000
08/20/97                       27,600                       13.3750
08/21/97                        2,800                       15.0000
08/22/97                        1,400                       14.8750
08/26/97                        2,800                       14.7500
08/27/97                        1,300                       15.5000
08/28/97                          500                       15.7500





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                                  Schedule C

                            Vinik Asset Management, L.P.
                                on behalf of the
                              Discretionary Account

                       Transactions in the Common Stock

                                                      Price Per Share
Date of                 Number of                     (including 
Transaction             Shares Purchased/(Sold)       commissions, if any)
__________________________________________________________________________

08/06/97                        800                       $11.6500
08/07/97                      1,100                        12.1250
08/08/97                        300                        11.6250
08/08/97                        300                        12.1250
08/11/97                        200                        11.6250
08/12/97                        100                        12.0250
08/13/97                        700                        11.6250
08/13/97                      1,000                        11.8750
08/15/97                      2,500                        11.5000
08/19/97                      2,600                        11.1250
08/19/97                        200                        13.0000
08/20/97                      1,600                        13.3750
08/21/97                        100                        15.0000
08/22/97                        100                        14.8750
08/26/97                        100                        14.7500
08/27/97                        100                        15.5000
08/28/97                        100                        15.7500





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                                 EXHIBIT 1

                        JOINT ACQUISITION STATEMENT
                        PURSUANT TO RULE 13D-1(F)1

     The undersigned acknowledge and agree that the foregoing statement on 
Schedule 13D, as amended, is filed on behalf of each of the undersigned and 
that all subsequent amendments to this statement on Schedule 13D, as amended, 
shall be filed on behalf of each of the undersigned without the necessity of 
filing additional joint acquisition statements.  The undersigned acknowledge 
that each shall be responsible for the timely filing of such amendments, and 
for the completeness and accuracy of the information concerning him or it 
contained therein, but shall not be responsible for the completeness and 
accuracy of the information concerning the other, except to the extent that he 
or it knows or has reason to believe that such information is inaccurate.


DATED:  August 29, 1997             /s/ Jeffrey N. Vinik,
                                    Jeffrey N. Vinik, individually
                                    and as senior managing member of
                                    VGH Partners, L.L.C., on behalf
                                    of VINIK PARTNERS, L.P.

                                    /s/ Jeffrey N. Vinik
                                    Jeffrey N. Vinik, as senior managing
                                    member of Vinik Asset Management, L.L.C.,
                                    on behalf of VINIK ASSET MANAGEMENT, L.P.

                                    /s/ Jeffrey N. Vinik
                                    Jeffrey N. Vinik, as senior managing
                                    member of VGH PARTNERS, L.L.C. and
                                    VINIK ASSET MANAGEMENT, L.L.C.

                                    /s/ Michael S. Gordon, individually
                                    MICHAEL S. GORDON

                                    /s/ Mark D. Hostetter, individually
                                    MARK D. HOSTETTER