April 1, 1969"
THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven
Gambling debts cause
loss of Wines Field
By A. RED SEAGULL
A Daily investigation revealed yesterday than Don Can-
nit, Michigan's Athletic Dire'ctor, is in the process of sub-
dividing Wines Field and selling the lots to local Ann Arbor
Cannit will use the proceeds from the sale, to be complet-
ed later this month, to pay off betting debts he incurred from ,
last year's Michigan-Ohio State football game. Cannit had
placed a large bet with a local Detoit bookie, known to be
Bumblage resigns amid cheers
'connected with the Mafia,
taking Michigan and 35
points. lie had planned to use
the payoff from the aet to
bolster Michigan's deminish-
ing athletic tender fund, but'
when the Wolverines lost
50 - 14, 4nd a mediocre bas-
ketball team f a i1e d to
bring an increase in expect-
ed revenues, Cannt was Mforc-
ed to resort to other means to
finance his gambling venture.
When contacted. last night, Can-
nit dlenied that the sale of Wines,
which has been a source of con-
trpversy ever since he took over
the job as athletic director o n e
year ago, had any political over-
"It was sa purely financial de-
cision," Cannit' commented last
night, "I investigated the possi-
bility of leasing the football sta-
dium to the League of Women
Voters or selling the dome on the
Events Buildings to a group con-
.cerned with the new Detroit sta-
dium, and even of filling the IM
pool with draft beer for an IFC
beer blast. But none of these al-
ternatives were satisfectory."
Cannit, however, did not plan to
leave the club sports and intra-
mural teams that usually use the,
F Wines facilities without a field.
"Before any contract is signed,
there will be a clause stating that
the tops of the buildings must be'
surfaced smoothly and suitable for
team play," Canhit asserted force-
"No one will be left to play in
the streets as long as I'm here,"
NTG I ,EDTTOR:
By JOCK STRAP
A relieved sports world cheered
last night as Avery Bumblage an-
nounced his resignation from the
presidency of the International
Olympic Committee (IOC) in or-
der to enter a sanatarium.
Bumbladge, who has headed up
the most powerful amateur ath-
' letic body on the globe since 1952,
will be 83 in September.
Not so affectionately known as
the "Grand Old Fart" (GOF) of
amateur athletics, Bumblage re-
fused for years to allow any
change in the definition of the
financial status of the amateur
athlete despite rising costs that
prevented the unbacked individual
(no club affiliation) from travel-
ing to the top meets spread
throughout the nation.
Controversy has rocked the
amateur sports scene throughout
the GOF's reign.
The war between the Amateur
Athletic Union of the United
States (AAU) and the United
States Track and Field Federation
(USTFF) was further muddled by
GOF's bungling and a conflict of
GOF refused to arbitrate in thel
dispute that has more than once
threatened the U.S. Olympic Team
itself. He consistantly refused to
even listen to the c a s e of the
USTFF. To top all of this, GOF is
a seven term past president of the
GOF's incompetance n e a r 1 y
made a shambles of t h e recent
Games in Mexico City. Determined
to send what is now known as the
"Olympic Monetary Plumb" south
of the border, GOF refused to con-
sider the effect of altitude on the
athletes. Well o v e r a hundred'
competitors in all sports collapsed
from oxygen starvation.
"They were simply high," com-
mented a glassy-eyed GOF at the
GOF reacted to the Black Pow-
er demonstration of Tommie
Smith and John Carlos by having
them sent back home from t he
Games. GOF is reported to have
said, "This more than ever affirms
my faith in a separate but equal
Olympics, the only difference be-
ing that times will only be kept in
the white games."
GOF's intransigeance, on the
amateur athlete question contin-
ued in Mexico. Rumors circulated
during the Games that some kind
of payoffs w e r e being made to
athletes to wear the products of
certain German neo-Nazi shoe
manufacturers. GOF denied all re-
But in the March issue of Sports
Intoxicated, the entire seamy busi-
ness w a s exposed to a stunned
world. In the Intoxicated article
an unidentified b u t nonetheless
unreliable source said, "If this en-
tire thing were put before the TOC
there would be no amateur ath-
letes left in the world."
"Its a Commie-pinko-facist- ex-
tremist plot," allegedly iaged
GOF. "My friends at the John
Birch Society, the Minutemen, the
CIA and FBI will be investigating
Edgar J. Hover, director of the
FBI, was contacted in Washing-
ton. "There is no need to worry," t
said the venerable symbol of lawve Y;
and order, "the Bureaugot.wind
of this plot about 18 months ago
and our men completely infiltrated t :r
the games. Every athlete compet-
ing wasone of our agents."
Mr. Hover then stroked a 250
yard drive down the first fairway
of the golf course at the newly
dedicated FBI Country Club lo-
catod near Quantico, Virginia.
GOF will enter the newly coh-
structed FBI Mental Hospital lo-
cated adjacent the Bureau's new Grand Old Fart
Don Cannit, A. .
MONEY REALLY COUNTS:
Pistons gien ju at Alcindo r
as Bucks neotiate big deal
By MY STOMACH HURTS Saturday,. however, ABA Com-
Informed sources reported yes- missioner George Mikan offered
terday that the Milwaukee Bucks Alcindor a contract which called
'have given the Detroit Pistons the for three times as much as Mil
right to negotiate with Lew Al- waukee's reported offer.
cindor. Yesterday's action by the Bucks
The Bucks' management in- apparently indicated they h a v e
formed the National Basketball given up trying to sign Alcindor.
Association offices last week that Milwaukee's general manager, Wes
their first draft choice would be Pavalon, said, "We have no com-
the three time UCLA All-Ameri- ment on the report, but it is true
can, and Friday t h e Milwaukee that there is no w a y we could
quintet appeared successful in match Mikan's offer."
their quest for Alcindor when the The Pistons' offices issued a de-
UCLA giant indicated on WNEW nial of the report, but other De-
;. radio in, New York that he would troit sources .indicated that t h e
sign for over $1 million with Mil- Pistons have agreed to give the
waukee, passing up an opportunity Bucks Dave Bing, Jimmy Walker,
to play in New York w i t h the Walt Bellamy and ten per cent of
American Basketball Association's the proceeds at Cobo Hall for the
New York Nets. next two years.
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Eatzit smashes way to win
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Bill Eatzit, ace Daily sports-
writer and card shark, has been
declared the winner of the annual
11 trans-campus bicycle racehspon-
sored by The Daily and the YAF
yesterday after twelve hours of
deliberation by the race's rules
The confusion attached to this
year's race resulted from i change
in the -race course. The race has
been traditionally run on Wines
and South Ferry fields, but the
fields are so rutted that they are
now suitable only -for rugby.
This year the race was changed
to a true trans-campus run and
Bill, using his knowledge of Ann
Arbor geography obtained as a
Cottage Inn delivery boy, jumped
out to a quick lead and was never
headed. While other contestants
were bogged down in *traffic on
puller road, Bill took a short cut.
He cut across the Municipal
Golf Course, decimating three
greens in the process. He then
thrilled the crowd (three squirrels
and a small flock of starlings) by
jumping across the Huron River.
Unfortunately for Bill, this short
cut led him right into a road block
set up by that stout upholder of
the law, Sheriff Slug Harvie.
Harvie said he intended to stop
the race because it was "lewd and
immoral and plainly subversive."
Once again, Bill proved worthy
ofthe challenge. Claiming he was
an undercover nark, he explained
to the officers that he was trying
to mnake a bust, but that she had
run away and he was chasing her.
The dazed officers let him
Bill's near disqualification oc-
curred in the final leg of the race.
This lag involved riding the bike
up the stairs of Burton Tower.
SBill's blistering pace caught of-
ficials unprepared for his early ar-
rival and the stairs could not be
cleared of visitors in time. Con-
sequetly, Bill had a rather difficult
ascent; his kickstand, however,
had a ball.
Upon his arrival at the top, Bill
was rewarded with kisses from
Robin Blue Breast, Daily Associate.
Sports Editor, and Mike Modelski
YAF President. He also received a
free meal from Cottage Inn.
Unfortunately for Bill, nobody
has devised a way to get his
bicycle down and this added with,
the emotional strain appears to
have been too much for poor Bill.
Meanwhile Bill is still up there
with his bike and is claiming he
hears bells. Maybe he will have
a better trip next time.
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