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The Remodeling job


Full-Year Op erationi:
Challenge to Athletics

THE UNIVERSITY'S conversion to full-year
operation, or tri-mester, plan will certainly
cause some changes to be made in the Michi-
gan intercollegiate athletic program. It seems
inconceivable that such academic innovations,
which are slated to go into effect a year from
this fall, will not cause Athletic Director H. O.
"Fritz" Crisler and his Board in Control of
Intercollegiate Athletics to do some swift jug-
gling of schedules.
The problems that must be faced, as enum-
erated by Crisler, center around the sched-
uling of spring sports teams and the opera-
tion of pre-school fall football practice. The
present Western Conference (Big Ten) spring
sports schedule traditionally runs from early
April through the last week of May, with the
Conference meets held that ast weekend. This
has been satisfactory with all of the league
schools, since all have had middle-of-June
graduation exercises in the past.
Such unanimity is no longer the case, how-
ever, since under the trimester program Mich-
igan's spring semester will end early in May,
with graduation over before the month ends.
This makes participation in the Big Ten
spring championships an impossibility, unless
Michigan athletes are to forget their school-
books-a practice that is not in vogue for
Crisler's athletes, although often practiced
THE OTHER MAIN problem centers around
the beginning of the fall semester. At other
schools, as it has been at Michigan, the fall
semester starts around the middle of Septem-
ber. According to NCAA rules, and also en-
dorsed by the Big Ten, collegiate football teams
are allowed to start football practice in the
fall no earlier than September 1. It has then
been traditional for major football school, of
which Michigan is one, to run two-a-day
practice sessions until classes begin - then
settling down to late afternoon practice ses-
sions throughout the season.
If Michigan is to have fall classes start on
or about the first of September, then a heavy-
duty football practice pattern under NCAA
rules would be impossible. And the results of
this, as Crisler states, "would be severe." Michi-
gan's teams would be both underpracticed and
underconditioned, and completely unprepared
for a Big Ten caliber football schedule.
Aside from these two areas of contention, the
new semester scheduling would not have any
great effect on Michigan athletics. The break
between the fall and spring semesters, which
will coincide with Christmas vacation, would
change nothing. Michigan State has had a
break between quarters at that time for a
number of years, and all of the Big Ten
schools have different mid-year breaks. The
winter sports schedules are spread over the
months from December to March, and are
quite loose and varied to fit the different
holiday and exam breaks.
BUT THERE HAS been no such variation in
the dates of spring graduation and fall
starting times. Michigan is taking the role of
innovator in these areas.
One thing is certain, and that is that Mich-
igan simply can't go its own way and hope
to remain a major athletic school. It is pres-
ently in a well-knowvn and well-respected
- league-many maintain with good reason that
it is the best in the country. Michigan wants
to stay In the Big Ten, and most surely will.
There has been no thought to the contrary.
CRISLER and the Board in Control will have
the task of "fitting" Michigan's new pro-
gram to the Big Ten schedule. While there
will be problems, he does not anticipate resist-
ance. It seems likely that concluding spring
contests can be moved up a few weeks to allow
Michigan athletes to keep their study and
exam periods sacred, as they must if they
int(nd to retain eligibility.
Other solutions are also possible, such as
schduling spring championships after all of
the schools have completed their semester.
Just what solution will be arrived' at by the
Big Ten heads is as yet unsure-they have
a full year to ponder-but one can be sure
that they will find an adequate plan, for they
always have in the past.
As for that football practice problem, Crisler
feels that he will most likely ask the NCAA

for help. A new ruling that will equalize prac-
tice time for schools, no matter what the
starting date of classes is, seems to be in
order. Perhaps each school should be allowed
the same number of practice days prior to
the first day of classes, or maybe a maximum
number of practice sessions for the entire
season, to be allotted as the coach sees fit.
BUT JUST BECAUSE these solutions are
clearly in order, and all Michigan athletic
fans can count on them being made without
dire results to the school's athletic tradition,
should not be reason for relaxation and con-
It is time for initiation.
The trimester program which will start next
year at Michigan, and will most likely follow

athletic picture in the United States. In such
sports as football, basketball, hockey, swimming
and track the colleges completely dominate the
amateur picture. Such is also quickly becoming
true in gymnastics and wrestling. But such is
not the. case in baseball, golf and tennis.
In the three distinctly summer sports-base-
ball, golf and tennis-the colleges have never
headed the scene. It is true that many of the
good players go to college, since an education
is essential these days, but these athletes play
far more important matches and games during
the non-school summers than they do during
the short spring college sports season. Invita-
tional tennis and golf tournaments and summer
baseball leagues play longer and tougher sea-
sons than the collegiate equivalent.
What can the trimester do for this?
THE ANSWER is rather evident. We take
the three semesters-one from September to
December, one from January to April, and one
from May to August, roughly speaking. Then we
take the three traditional college sports seasons
-fall, winter and spring-and we find that
they fit nicely together. Thusly:
September to December: football, cross
January to April: basketball, hockey, swim-
ming, gymnastics, wrestling, indoor track.
May to August: baseball, golf, tennis, out-
door track.
Now isn't that much more natural than the
present scheduling?
THE FALL SEASON would be much the same,
only it would give time for the inevitable
round-robin football scheduling which the Big
Ten keeps considering, but can't quite squeeze
in. And it would also tag the bowl games on
the end of the same natural season, and make
them a bit more justifiable.
The winter season would still come while
outdoor activities in the cold north are not
feasible. It would, however, add the month of
April on the end-which will help since big
meets have slowly been creeping toward that
date anyway.
Thenwe come to the summer semester. For
the first time college golf and tennis meets
could be held when the temperatures are above
50, and it might be possible to play more than
half of the scheduled baseball games.
BASEBALL, golf and tennis would no longer
be lame duck sports. They would have a
legitimate season when they could be well
played, rather than exist as something that
colleges should do, but can't do well. One must,
of course, admit that Michigan's current base-
ball team is an exception to this lame duck
classification, but much of their success can be
attributed to the extra-long season that they
played, and the consistent improvement that
they made as the season lengthened should
bear testimony to what college baseball could
be if its season ran from May to August
rather than just April to May.
By thus spreading the collegiate athletic
schedule out, giving each sport a four-month
season, it would also .be possible to get all
meets, including the Conference and NCAA
finals, over well before final exams of each
semester. The extra time would be looked
upon kindly by the often-harassed student-
athletes who attend a demanding university
and also seek to excel athletically.
It also seems quite natural that the semester
immediately preceeding the active season for
each sport would serve as a practice period. As
it is now most college athletes practice on an
almost year-around basis, with many invita-
tional AAU and other type meets, and most
coaches have their men working out long be-
fore the intercollegiate competition stars. A
'trimester program would tend to put natural
limits on this off-season activity. An athlete
would practice one semester, compete the next,
and then take the third one off. They could
then attend classes for the practice and the
competition semesters, and have the other to
themselves-with the added possibility of go-
ing to school then too if they wanted to
graduate in less than four years.
AND JUST WHAT could Michigan's role be
in instituting such a trimester athletic
plan? We have already stated that a school
can't simply go its own way, and hope to find
other schools that will automatically follow

suit. Yet this does not mean that Crisler and
Michigan's other athletic personalities couldn't
begin the discussion of this sort of athletic
future at the high level meetings they attend.
One very important factor is that the formal
institution of such a scheme does not neces-
sarily have to be proceeded by the institution
of trimester schooling throughout the coun-
try. The fact that there is no academic summer
semester at all schools does not mean that all
schools couldn't field athletic teams that com-
peted in the summer. Those spring schedules
could be moved on to summer at any time, and
if the athletes are academically eligible at the
end of the spring semester, they could keep
right on representing their school during the

Daily Staff Writer
successfully his first step in re-
modeling the state's Republican
Party. Along with his landslide
vote, Romney carried many sup-
porters into final election races,
disorganizing the more conserva-
tive ranks of the party.
Hardest hit was the state Sen-
ate. Coupled with some retire-
ments, the Senate conservatives
will be without experienced lead-
ership next January. Majority
leader Lynn O. Francis (R-Mid-
land) and president pro-tem Perry
Greene (R-Grand Rapids) retired.
Sen. Carlton Morris (R-Kalama-
zoo), the powerful chairman of
the Judiciary Committee and lead-
er of the conservatives, was upset
by constitutional convention dele-
gate Garry Brown (R-Kalamazoo).
The conservatives also lost vet-
eran Sen. Charles Feenstra of
Grand Rapids. GOP moderate
losses, however, were slight. Sen.
John Stahlin (R-Belding) left to
go down to defeat in his bid for
the lieutenant governorship nom-
* * *
THIS LEAVES the conservatives
with Sen. John Smeekens (R-Cold-
water) as the most experienced
conservative leader. Smeekens,
however, was only raised to the
post of assistant majority leader
last spring in the shuffle that
saw Sen. Frank Beadle (R-St.
Claire) lost his post for his role in
the income tax debate. More
known for his sharp tactics and
vendettas than for his statesman-
ship, Smeekens cannot provide the
same quality of leadership that
has allowed the conservatives to
bottle up legislation in recent
The House censervatives suffer-
ed smaller losses. Of its major
leaders, only Speaker of the House
Don R. Pears is gone, the result of
an unsuccessful attempt for the
Fourth District congressional nom-
ination. The remaining leadership
is intact, although some veteran
GOP House members were also up-
set in the primary.
On a state-wide basis, the con-
servatives only received one GOP
nomination-Alvin Bentley for
congressman-at-large. The former
Owosso congressman is making his
second bid for statewide office
after losing to Sen. Patrick Mc-
Namara in 1960 despite running up
the highest campaign expenses in
the history of the state.
* *s *
14th Congressional District has
significantly paid off. Insurgent
forces defeated Richard Durant
and his slate of district conven-
tion delegates, ending the control
he has had on the local GOP ma-
The victory, more than any oth-
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Michigan Union, Union Madness, Sep-
tember 15; Musket Mass Meeting, Sep-
tember 23; Panel Discussion on Fall
Festival of Plays, September 30; Cam-
pus United Nations, October 19 & 20;
Musket Show, November 28, 29, 30, De-
cember 1.
Tonight: Opera Dept., School of Mu-
sic and U-M Players, Dept. of Speech,
present Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" and
Pergolesi's "La Serva Padrona," 8:00,
Hill Aud. Last performance tomorrow,
8:00 p.m. Box office open 10-8 today
and tomorrow.
Doctoral Examination for Lloyd Math-
ias Wolfe. Education; thesis: "A Study
of the Relationship between Lifelong
Learning and Adjustment of Older
People," Fri., Aug. 10, 1510 Rackham
Bldg., at 9:00 a.m. Chairman, H. Y.

er, shows Romney's growing mod-
erate impact on the party. Durant
is a "sponsor" of the John Birch
Society and Romney is out to
cleanse the GOP of its Neander-
thal elements. The Republican
rank-and-file voter responded to
Romney's challenge and the im-
pact will be great throughout the
state organization.
Morris's defeat is also illustra-
tive of the growing Romney influ-
ence. His opponent campaigned on
a pro-Romney platform, so much
so that Morris in the last week
before the election cropped a pic-
ture of himself, Romney and sev-
eral others to a dual head and
shoulder picture of the two of
them to make it appear that Mor-
ris too was a close Romney sup-
porter. It did not work. Morris's
14-year career in the Senate is
measure depends on Romney's at-
tempt to remodel the GOP. With-
in the moderate ranks there are
many intelligent, open-minded Re-
publicans who are willing to ex-
amine and compromise the issues
where necessary instead of in-
transigently debating with the
Democrats. Many are also aware
of the state's pressing needs-espe-
cially in education and mental
health-that most conservatives
have long ignored in their quest
to economize. These sorts of indi-

viduals are needed to bring the
state out of its political backward-
ness and help it face the increas-
ingly complex problems of the age
in a responsible and effective man-
However, Romney cannot suc-
ceed with pussy-footing tactics. He
will have to be forthright as he
was in the 14th District where he
told the electorate, in effect, "him
or me." Deals similar to the one
made at Con-Con with conserva-
tive leaders may be expedient, but
result only in maintaining the
status quo and clouding the differ-
ences between the forward-look-
ing moderates and the backward-
gazingconservatives. A stringent
attitude toward the Neanderthals
will be needed for success.
* * *
THE PRIMARY victories are
only the first stage. He must get
elected governor to complete his
task. If like moderate Paul Bag-
well, Romney is defeated, he will
lose the respect of the party and
the outstate conservatives will
laugh at the "Central Committee
finks" which they claim dominate
the party.
Romney's greatest test lies
ahead. He has made a good start
in remodeling the party. However,
with less than a quarter of the
electorate voting, his striking vic-
tory could well be a flash in the
pan. Romney's road to success is
irrevocable-he must win or fail.

-Daily-Michael de Gaetano
LA SERVA PADRONA--With firm face and folded arms, the
master of the house enjoys his frail illusion of masculine domin-
ance, while the smart and smirking servant bets wisely on the
serving girl to win the day.
'Playbill' Scores Suc ess
With Opera .double Bill


Dissidents Harm Labor

Daily Staff Writer
tween strikers and non-strikers
at the Evans- Products Co. fac-
tory in West Branch, Mich., is a
serious affront to the solidarity
of American labor.
Sixty angry non-striking em-
ployes of the plant swarmed into
Lansing Monday to demand police
protection of their right to work.
Evans Products Company has been
struck by Local 5991 of the United
Steel Workers of America since
July 18.
The Union organized the plant
18 months ago. After March 23,
employes worked without a con-
tract while negotiations continued.
Finally, the plant was struck in
* * *
THE UNION demands higher
wages, "fair and equitable distri-
bution of overtime, orderly proced-
ure for temporary layoffs, senior-
ity based upon ability to perform,
grievance procedures, including
arbitration and recognition of the
union." According to Union offi-
cials, all these have been denied
the workers by the company.,
The dissident employes insist
that the strike vote should have
been taken by secret ballot, rather
than a show of hands. A union
official said the vote in favor of a
strike was 107-2.
Non-strikers complained of van-
dalism to their cars, and threats
of the use of physical force, how-
ever, these claims were denied by
Union officials who said that al-
though there were isolated inci-
dents, Local 5991 had not con-
doned any violence.
* * *
representative for the steel-work-
ers union, countered with the
charge that non-strikers had in-
jured picketers with their cars as
they had driven to the plant in a
Halstead said working non-

strikers include 21 members of the
Union, 27 supervisors and office
workers, and about 40 "strike-
breakers" he said were hired in the
West Branch area.
Howard Seiler, head of the uni-
form division of the State Police
said that "there is no peril be-
yond what local officials can han-
dle, and State Police will act only
if there is further violence."
* * *
THE REQUEST of the non-
strikers for state police protection
is askridiculous as the issue which
precipitated the conflict. Local
5991 of the Steel Workers Union
is asking little more from Evans
Products Co. than is now entitled
workers under accepted standard
contracts at all major manufac-
turing concerns. It is extremely
unlikely that a group of sixty
workers would be prepared to risk
their personal safety and proper-
ty damage for the sake of main-
taining a system which denies
them these rights.
If the objections of the non-
strikers to the Union's decision
were legitimate, then why not
bring them up before the Union
itself, for peaceful discussion with
Union leaders? The non-strikers
object to the way in which the
strike decision was arrived at by
Local 5991. Obviously, if secret bal-
loting were to make any differ-
ence in the way the workers vot-
ed, it would have appeared in the
show of hands taken. The fact that
almost overwhelmingly, the work-
ers voted to strike indicates that
the dissident workers are unwill-
ing to accept decisions arrived at
through normal democratic proc-
esses, and the rule of the major-
The one thing which -is abso-
lutely necessary for equitable la-
bor-management relations is faith
in the democratic majority. The
Evans Products Co. non-strikers
are doing a disservice to them-
selves and the cause of American
labor in general.

partment opened its double bill
of opera at Hill Auditorium last
night. The two one-acters, "La
Serva Padrona" and "Gianni
Schicchi," will run through Fri-
day. Go watch and listen.
Both shows are done in under-
standable English translations by
conductor Josef Blatt. The staging,
especially in "Gianni Schicchi," is
full of fun and energy. No con-
ventions of foreign language or
stolid acting, which make opera
"art" for the humorless, stand in
the way of the comedy.
Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" was
first performed in 1918 as one of
a tryptich of three operas on con-
trasting themes. It has rightly
remained the most popular of
A SWARM of avaricious rela-
tives are mock-mourning the
death of Buoso Donati,has they
dream over the riches they hope
to inherit. Therwillcis found and-
disaster-the deceased has left his
money to monks. Even good, young
Rinucio is disappointed, because
he hoped his family's new wealth
would make them consent to his
marriage with Lauretta, daughter
of the roguish rustic, Gianni
Schicchi. What will happen?
Enter the rogue hero, Schicchi
himself. Hechecks to make cer-
tain that no news. of Donati's
death had creeped out, then mer-
rily replaces the corpse in the.
death bed and calls for a lawyer
so that the resurrected Buoso Don-
ati may dictate a new will.
Star performance alone cannot
make a comedy of this. The en-
semble acting, the grotesque humor
of the greedy mourners, their in-
terplay with Schicchi, the team-
work and total concept must be
polished and starred.
* * *
AND SO IT WAS last night.
Ralph Herbert's stage direction is
a triumph of imagination and
precision. Watch, for example, the
relatives reading Donati's will.
First, they are a pyramid of
colors and rough edges, piling over
the last will and testament. Each,
at his own speed, finishes tha
document and has to face the hor-
rendous discovery that no money
has come to him. They look up-
away-back at each other--form
into larger groups of angry dis-
appointment-clicking about into
new and changing comic attitudes.
It is this kind of care and energy

for a scant few minutes of stage
business which adds up to first
rate comic art.
Perry Daniels brought to the
title role a clear, light baritone,
and a rubber skinned versatility
at face-making. He managed for
most of the role to make the
audience a part of Schicch's own
pleasure in his wit and skill. James
Miller, a pleasant-voiced Rnuccio,
and Donna Newman, a Lauretta of
lovely voice, carried the set arias
and duets of the opera.
IN THE PIT -Josef Blatt drew
from his orchestra the right sounds
and style for both the Puccini and
the Pergolesi opera, which was
written two centuries before.
"La Serva Padrona" marked the
arrival of the comic opera as a
form. Tracing its history from in-
termezzi which stood between the
acts of a major opera, Pergolesi's
opera stands on its own merits.
A servant girl bullies her master
and charms, tricks and seduces
him into taking her as his wife.
Jerry Stafford as the master,
Karen Lovejoy as the serving girl
mistress and Harry Moon as a
mute and mocking servant make
up the entertaining, though
slightly awkward, cast. There was
less joy and care in the staging
here than in the Puccini, but still
much good fun.
-Ernest Kramer
STEP RIGHT UP ladies and gen-
tlemen and see how the young
doctors (or rather interns) live.
For the first time anywhere, un-
caged and uncensored. Bolder
than any of the foreign shows.
Half a dollar, only half a dol-
It's a great carny lead. And like
all carnies the show inside is fake
from beginning to end.
The biggest disadvantage is, this
show will cost ninety cents in the'
evening. Only sixty-five in the
afternoon, however.
THERE IS almost nothing Wi
this film believable except the
cliches, which abound.
Michael Callan and James Mac-
Arthur have two of the lead roles.
Both of them look like they're
about nineteen and should be
walking around campus with han-
dy yellow orientation folders,
Buddy Ebsen plays the head doc-
tor of the hospital as if somebody
forgot to tell him that he is no
longer Davy Crockett's sidekick.
The only thing resembling con-
tinuity in the picture is identical
first and last lines. This is very ap-
propriate. N o t h i n g worthwhile
happens in between. I suggest leav-
ing after the first line and forget-
ting the whole thing.
* * *
ABOUT the only use I can sug-
gest for this movie is that all the
nice young doctors whose Jewish
mothers want them to be that
way more than they -want to be
that way should send their moth-
ers to see this movie. Maybe then
the young doctors won't look so
nice after all
Ot the very least they will look
somewhat sick and flat, bigger
cliches than even the Jewish moth-
* * *
THE FEW medical scenes, like
the birth of a baby, are described
with more drama in Evelyn Du-
val's "The Facts of Life and Love
for Teen-Agers," which probably
still costs less than fifty cents
and is a very funny book.
For nice med student shop talk,
better that you listen to the raed

student sitting next to you.
It's very educational, too. Those
boys and girls who don't know
what ergotine can be used for may
learn if they listen closely.

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