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PAGE EIGHT

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1966

PAGE EIGHT TIlE MICHiGAN DAILY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14. 1966

Skala Resigns as 'M' Basketball Coach

By RICK STERN The resignation which will be Strack said yesterday that he
Jim Skala, Michigan's assistant officially accepted at the Athletic has nobody particular in mind as
basketball coach for the last seven ; Board meeting tonight becomes ef- Skala's replacement, but that a
years is resigning in order to ac- fective Nov. 1, meaning that Skala temporary assistant would be
cept an executive position with a will not be assisting Dave Strack sought. 'At this late date, it would
Detroit business firm. in the upcoming basketball season. !replacement." he said. George
Pomey is the current freshman
1OT-F" CUT -U t- -FtA-%T coach.

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GRID~ SELECTIONS.Understandable'
' . Strack added that he felt Skala's
resignation was perfectly under-
We talked to Lloyd (Libelous.) Graff, former Daily Sports editor, standable. even at this late date
on the phone last night because there was such a demand that he be "considering the nature of the
made a guest Grid Picks selector. It was the last time. The treach- offer he received." Tom Jorgensen.
erous, traitorous Graff, currently serving three years in the North- the WNlverine freshman coach
western law school, actually had the gall to pick UAC over The Daily from 1960 until last year, resigned
in this afternoon's battle for the Brown Wastebasket, starting at 5 last spring to accept a head coach-
p.m. on Ferry Field. This automatically invalidated his entry. Graff, ing position at Northern Illinois'
a mud slinging 6'2", had starred at quarterback for The Daily just University.

had worked together for six years
to build a Michigan basketball
dynasty which saw the Wolverines
capture the Big Ten basketball;
championship in each of the last
three years.
Skala starred for the Wolverines
in both football and basketball,
from 1950-52. He is, remembered
for having passed up a starting
berth at end in the 1951 Rose
Bowl game in order to concentrate
on basketball.
Former Wolverine Captain
Over 6'3" tall and 220 pounds,
Skala was captain of 1952 Wolver-
ine basketball team and scored
258 points in that season. Both
this and his career total of 508
points were once Michigan scoringx
records.
Leaving Michigan in 1952, he
became head coach at Eastern
Michigan University in Ypsilanti,

a position he held for six years
before joining Strack in 1959.
Skala originally set basketball
and football records at Chicago's
Lindblom high school, but after
coming to Ann Arbor. he never re-
turned to the Windy City.
The firm for which Skala will
go to work is Commercial Carriers,
an automotive transport business
with offices at Metropolitan Air-
port.
Married and the father of three
children, Skala becomes the fifth
1Michigan coach to resign in the
past eight months. Football coach-
es Don Dufek, Jocko Nelson, and
Bob Hollway preceded Jorgensen
and Skala. Dufek and Hollwgy
also took executive positions with
business firms.
SPORTS NIGHT EDITOR:
BOB McFARLAND

Strack, Skala,

and Jorgensen

a year ago.

THIS WEEK'S GAMES
(Consensus in Caps)

The University Activity Center star backfield waltzes through one of their key plays. This type of-
fense was first devised in the Union Ballroom.
RECTITUDE VS. ROTTENESS:
Daily Liable To Whack UAC
Yes, the modern world is com-
plex, but today many fortunate
people will have a chance to see
a clear, simple struggle between
the gentle forces of goodness and
the monstrous power of malefac-
tion. Today the dainty Daily Li-
bels engage the ugly UAC Short
Circuits on the Ferry Field grid-
iron at 5 p.m.
Ah, if only Grantland Rice were
around to see such a classic. At
stake is all that is truly worth
having in the realm of man's pos-
sibilities. To the winner goes fame,
pride, the Little Brown Wastebas-
. ket and a restraining order from
fi 3 the Selective Service.

Purdue at MICHIGAN
ILLINOIS at Indiana
Iowa at MINNESOTA
Michigan State at OHIO STATE
NORTHWESTERN at Wisconsin
Oregon at AIR FORCE
ARKANSAS at Texas
ALABAMA at Tennessee
Rice at SMUJ
NAVY at Pitt

LSU at Kentucky
OREGON STATE at Idaho
COLORADO at Iowa State
ARMY at Rutgers
Cornell at HARVARD
North Texas State at TULSA
Washington at CAL
West Virginia at MARYLAND
New Mexico at WYOMING
DAILY vs. uac

The

By Jim Tindall

. a A A . A a a A 1. I A -- , .

Truly, not
thing like it
luck.

one will ever see any-
again ... with a bit of

DAILY SUBSTITUTE

UAC STAR

CHUCK VETZNER (Sports Editor, 48-32-.600)-Michigan, Illinois, Minne-
sota, Ohio State, Northwestern, Air Force, Arkansas. Tennessee, SMU Navy,
Kentucky, Idaho, Colorado. Army, Harvard. Tulsa, Washington, West Virginia,
Wyoming, DAILY.
JIM LaSOVAGE (Associate Sports Editor, 56-24-.700)-Michigan, Illinois,
Minnesota, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Air Force, Arkansas, Alabama, SMU,
Navy, Kentucky, Oregon State, Colorado, Army, Harvard, North Texas State,
Washington, Maryland, Wyoming, DAILY.
JIM TINDALL (Associate Sports Editor, 48-32-.600)-Michigan, Illinois,
Minnesota, Ohio State, Northwestern, Air Force, Arkansas, Alabama, Rice, Navy,
LSU, Oregon State, Colorado, Rutgers, Harvard, Tulsa, Cal, West Virginia, Wyom-
ing, DAILY.
GIL SAMBERG (Assistant Sports Editor, 52-28-.650)--Michigan, Illinois,
Minnesota, Michigan State, Northwestern, Air Force, Texas, Alabama, SMU, Navy,
LSU, Oregon State, Colorado, Army, Corniell, Tulsa, California, Marlyand,
Wyoming, DAILY,
GUEST SELECTOR-LOVABLE LLOYD GRAFF (Sports Editor-Emeritus)-
Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio State, Northwestern, Oregon, Arkansas,
Tennessee,'SMU, Pitt, LSU, Idaho, Colorado, Rutgers, Harvard Tulsa Califor-
nia, Maryland, Wyoming, UAC.
LEVWS galore for gals and guys
Chill Chaser's"
from Sam's Store
Lined Jackets
$6.95 uP
Regular or pile lined
Many styles and colors
to choose from.
Cotton Turtleneck Tee Shirts
Colors galore $1.79
SAM'S STORE
122 EAST WASHINGTON
Open Monday and Friday Nightsh

JIM SKALA

SCORESj
SCORES
IM FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Independent
First Place Playoffs
Bears 12, Virile Baites 8
Dufobs 28, Brown Beggars 0
Ramblers 22, Nakamura 0
G.O.E. 8, Fred 6
Second Place Playoffs
Oakland Raiders 8, Newman Center 0
Knights 14, Tree Snakes 6
Forestry Club 12, Rams 0
Bannisters 8, Actuaries 7
Third Place Playoffs
Carious Lesions 20, Owen Co-op 0
X-Winchellman 1, Neds 0 (ovt)
Frederick House 18, Hometown Frosh
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Fourth Place Playoffs
Nads 8, Fletcher 0
Professional Fraternities
First Place Playoffs
Law Club 18, Nu Sigma N 0
Draft Dodgers 14, Phi Chi 0
Second Place Playoffs
Phi Rho Sigma 12, Phi Alpha Kappa 8
Alpha Chi Sigma 1, D.T.P. 0 (forfeit)

Dear Mr. Tindall,
My name is Al Morton, and I have the insignificant position
as president of the Wolverine Club, a "practically" defunct organ-
ization. As you know, it has been this club's primary function to
organize and coordinate the card section at the football games. But
before you condemn us, let me give you the plight of our history.
A long time ago we had good seats and a good block, but a poor
club administration killed it. Upperclassmen complained and Don
Weir had no choice but to put us in the end zone. Ever since then,
it has been nothing but downhill. We finally had to cancel the
block this -year, due to lack of funds and lack of student support.
But Block M is not dead; there is still hope. Its fate, however,
depends upon the juniors and seniors of next fall. I am not asking
them to give up their seats to some "undeserving freshman." Seats
in the block would be handled on a priority basis, just as present
student seats are distributed. We would sell membership into the
club (which guarantees a person a seat in the block) sometime in
March for the new season. In the fall, members would bring their
athletic coupons and membership cards to us, and we would give
him his book of tickets.
And allow me to clear up one more point; it is no "pain" to hold
up cards. Our stunts are short, and if handled well, can be finished
in ten minutes. All we ask are students in our block who are willing
to perform their small task for a very short time.
But before any of our hopes become a reality, the upperclassmen
must prove to Don Weir, as well as me and my club, that they are
going to support the block. I am therefore looking for people willing
to help organize the club, work on stunts, or plainly just sit in the
block. Send all mail to the Daily.
Let's see if we can't fire up our team!'.!'.
j Allan Morton
President. Michigan Wolverine Club
Dear Allan:
1. Too bad the previous Club administrations screwed you by
giving you a dead horse in the "Spirit Race."
2.' Good idea on a way to interest people in the Club-make it
very exclusive by selling "memberships." Do you really believe that
the purchase of these "memberships" indicates an interest in the
Block, and not a banal desire to get better seats at home games? How
do you expect to keep people from evacuating the Block at halftime
the way they always have?

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A typically confused UAC official attempts to figure out which is the Little Brown Wastebasket
and which is an ordinary receptacle containing literature to be sold at the Union's main floor cigar
stand.

4. Why would you possibly want
your Club to sit on the 30-yard
line? From there the TV cameras,
press, and all Michigan students
will be more "in the dark" as to
what the Block is doing than they
have ever been. Well, maybe the
Alumns will like it, but then again,
they might have seen enough of it
before.
Bombard me with mail, be-
cause I sincerely hope that the
upperclassmen will show Allan
and his private Club that they
really want to be "members" too.
The
DAILY'
will press
UAC

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A Daily photographer was able to catch this can- To keep UAC off guard, we are running this ob-
did shot of a UAC closed practice session held in viously fake picture of our offensive line. (The
the Union pool room, real line has much bigger girls).

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FRIDAY, OCT. 14-TIMETABLE
5:00 UAC team enters the field led by 3,000
beautiful ,maidens from U of M and surrounding
schools-63 from U of M and 2,977 from
surrounding schools.
5:15 30 spectators are killed by errant footballs
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