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AY, MARCH 1, 1964




Reveal Background on Athletic Expansion

Beat Minesota,19-8


(Continued from Page 1)


by Dave Good
Stacking The Deck?
If you've ever eard the worst that's been said about the student
elections to the board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics, this
is what you might suspect:
1) One hand-picked athlete is voted in every year because the
athletic department rigs the nominations;,
2) In his two-year term on the Board, the athlete develops little
knowledge and shows only token interest in the planning meetings;
3) When he votes on policy decisions, the athlete nearly always
toes the line set down by AthleticDirector H. O. (Fritz) Crisler.
In real life, of course, the situation is not quite this bad..
It's unfair for an outsider to make charges like this, and Crisler
and his 16 cohorts on the Board have every right to object to
them. But no matter what you think about the inner workings
of the Board, you have to agree that the system of nominating
and voting on the student candidates isne of the most patently
unjust and undemocratic procedures in the University. It is a
remnant of the nineteenth century-actually originating, accord-
ing to Crisler, in the 1880's-and is one cornerstone in the wall
of secrecy that bars any reporters from sitting in on the meetings
and covering them.
This year's campaign for election to the Board is almost unique
in Michigan annals-no less than four candidates (count 'em, four),
have declared themselves in the running, and one will be elected
this Wednesday. The candidates-two of them nominated by the
Managers' Council of the athletic department, and two of them
running as student petitioners-are all qualified. But only one is
free of ties with the Athletic Department. These are the four who
will be on the ballot as sophomores running for two-year terms:
Cast of Four . .
CAZIE RUSSELL, basketball. Already an All-American in his
first season of varsity ball, Russell is the best known student on
campus and has to be considered the favorite in the race.-
STEVE SMITH; basketball and football. Smith is the only man
out for both of Michigan's major spectator sports, though he's not
a regular in either.
CHUCK PASCAL, baseball. Pascal will get his first chance to
earn a varsity letter this spring when the baseball season starts.
TOM WEINBERG, The Michigan Daily. Weinberg has no ex-
perience in varsity athletics but has covered Michigan sports and
meetings of the athletic board for nearly two years.
Without getting into personalities or comparing the specific
quafications of the four, here is a rundown on the nominating and
voting pocedures:
Every year the Managers' Council, which is reputed to con-
sist of anything from one manager to Crisler himself, selects
two athletes (this year Russell and Smith) to be named auto-
matically to the ballot; one of the. two wins almost invariably.
This procedures is grossly unfair. It amounts to an official
sanction by an organ of the University, and although any other
sophomore is eligible to rn, ,he must circulate a petition to get
250,signatures. It's not that thishis extraordinarily difficult,nbut why
shouldn't everyone who wants to run be required to circulate a
petition? Otherwise, there's no guarantee that the two nominees
are even interested in the position.
No Women's Suffrage ..w. r
The voting procedure itself is unfair in two respects, but no
more than some other University elections. Fi'st, girls aren't even
allowed to vote. Admittedly, most probably wouldn't want to, but
they pay the'same $10 tuition to the athletic 'kitty that boys do
and are just as capable of falling into the traditional pattern of
voting for the most famous athlete. Secondly, in most years, voters
have had to ask specifically for the ballot, which gives the advantage
to candidates whose friends know all about the election.
There's another aspect to the election, aside from the multiple
discriminations of the nominating and voting procedures-who is
really qualified to represent student opinion?
Obviously, only a limited number of students on campus have
the background in Michigan, Big Ten and NCAA athletic ad-I
ministration to run for the board. Most who do are athletes;
others could be managers or reporters who have constant day-to-
day contacts with athletes, coaches and administrators.
A serious consideration is whether athletes can really be impar-
tial in reflecting student opinion. Senate investigators like to talk
abodt. "conflict of interest"' between a legislator's investments and
his lawmaking commitments. Drawing an analogy, this is not to
say that an athlete can't vote impartially on an issue, but isn't
his outlook likely to be channeled through his own sport? And isn't
he less likely to put up much of an argument against the athletic
department's stand on an issue than a student whose future doesn't
ride with the board?
I'm not saying that athletes should never be elected to the
board. I'd just like to see the powers that be junk a system that's
supposed to be democratic but isn't. And while they're at it, I'd
like to see a qualified non-athlete earn a position on the board
and try to plug student opinions a little harder than they have been.


as the Regents unanimously ap-
proved the new building.
The intramural additions, which
include replacing antiquated Wat-
erman Gym, adding to the present
Sports Bldg., and providing for
some indoor facilities on North
Campus, are the first items on the
list of priorities.
After that comes a replacement
for Barbour Gym, a project that
would probably coincide with the
razing of Waterman, then a
women's athletic building in front
of the new pool.
The priorities then swing back
to the spectator sports with the
projection of a new hockey rink.
This would free the present Coli-
seum for the increasing recrea-
tional demands.
The final project cited by
Spurr's expansion committee is a
50-meter outdoor swimming pool.
This is proposed in anticipation of
an increased enrollment due to the
new 12-month calendar of the
As the expansion plans were
originally conceived last year, the
basketball arena and intramural
facilities were lumped into one
category,a gargantuan $7 mil-
lion,-sports palace. However, the
lack of adequate financial means
and the increased pressure for a
new basketball arena stymied the
The new building by itself will
cost in the neighborhood of $3.5
million and will have a debt serv-
ice of 20 years on the Athletic
Board's bonds.
To see their proper financial
perspective, it is helpful to note
that the last three major athletic
construction projects - the new
press box in the Stadium, the
Matt Mann pool, and the Athletic
Administration Building-cost ap-
proximately $1.75 million com-
bined, and that there are cur-
rently no bonds outstanding on
these ventures.
Even with the completion of the
projects listed by Spurr's group,
there remains some unfinished
business in the region of the ath-
lecic campus. Track coach Don
Canham still nurses the furtive
wish for new tracks, both indoor
and out to replace the World War
I veterans in Yost, and Ferry
The varsity tennis courts, rec-
reational tennis courts and ade-
quate facilities for softball games
are all desperately needed.
Briefly summing it all up-Don't
expect to see the free football
tickets return to Ann Arbor for
quite a while.

-Daily-Dave Good
PRIDE AND JOY--Michigan's renowned athletic director, H. O.
(Fritz) Crisler, sits in one of the most recently-built additions
to the University's .athletic facilities, the press box at the foot-
ball stadium. Next on the expansion list is the new multi-purpose
field house.
Tumb ler iolon Dubbed

'Second Man-
The next time you happen to
see someone doing a back somer-
sault with a one-and-a-half twist,
or a backsomersault with a full
twist, don't look twice.l
It's only Phil Bolton limbering
For a guy who "just decided tot
go out" for gymnastics one day,
the senior Michigan tumbler is
the epitome of success. In addition
to finishing second in the Big Ten
last March, he's the only one in
the conference to do both stunts,l
including champion teammate
Mike Henderson.
Unfortunately for Bolton, thet
captain of the cheerleading squad,
his current dilemma is that he is
the best "second man" in tumbling
in the Big Ten. Despite consis-
tently excellent performances,
Henderson always seems to finish
several, maddening points ahead.-
But Bolton says he welcomes the1
competition and, instead of the
two being alienated, they have be-
come close friends.
All But Mike. .
Characteristic of Bolton's plight,
his coach Newt Loken says, "There
isn't another tumbler in the con-
ference that can beat him-except
Although born in nearby Jack-
son, Bolton's career began in high
school in Miami, Fla. There, he
earned laurels as best tumbler in
Dade County for two years and
was best man on the long horse in
his last season.
He came to Ann Arbor on a
partial athletic tender and has
been happy ever since. He was
also offered a scholarship by
Michigan State, but says, "I've
never regretted myudecision."
Only Tumbling
After arriving here four years
ago, Bolton decided to concen-
trate on his favorite event, tum-
bling. In high school days he
worked as an all-round man. He
also participated on the trampo-
line event, but says he became
rather disenchanted with it when
a high school teammate broke his
neck on it one day.
Loken has described Bolton as!
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0 by Loken
"extremely nice, conscientious, and
hard-working. He is a very steadya
performer and has been doing very'
well. He put on an extremely good
show against Michigan State,"
Loken said.
As another example of his luck,
Bolton finished with an excellent
92 out of 100 points, but still fin-
ished third, behind Henderson's
95.5 and John Hamilton's 95.
Bolton, though, has been able
to overcome another problem-his
size. Bigger than the normal tum-
bler, he weighs in at 160 pounds
and measures 5'9". Although it
would usually be a handicap, Bol-
ton has taken it in stride.
Also noticeably different from
the normal athlete-student, he
maintains his major in applied
The Big Ten finals come up
next weekend in Madison. Loken
feels that Bolton "should do ex-
tremely well."
Watch for the final results.
Maybe Bolton's luck will change.
Instead of being the best "second
man," he just might surprise
Henderson and become THE best.

Coach Cliff Keen's wrestlers woni
their 21st consecutive dual meet,
as they defeated Minnesota 19-8j
in yesterday afternoon's preview toj
the Big Ten meet. -
The Gophers held the Wolver-
ines on even terms through the
first five matches and trailed by
only three points going into thei
177-pound contest, but Chris Stow-
ell put the meet out of reach
when he pinned Minnesota sopho-
more Bob Ramstad after 7:30 of
their match.
Michigan got off to a shaky
start in the 123-pound weight class1
when Tino Lambros lost 6-2 toj
Larry Lloyd of Minnesota. Lam-
bros quickly jumped off to a 2-0i
lead in the first period on a take-r
down but was shut out the resti
of the time by the Gopher sopho-t
Johannesen Dominates
Michigan's sophomore Bdl Jo
hannesen then tied the team score
as he overpowered Don Henry by al
5-1 score. Johannesen completelyt
dominated the match only allow-.
ing Henry an escape at the end of
the second period after staying on
top of the Minnesota matman for
most of that period.
In the 137-pound match, Wol-
verine Cal Jenkins saw his 3-0
lead fade away in the last r-
iod 4-2. The match ended in a
draw, 5-5, as Henry received a
point for riding time.
Lee Deitrick will go into next
week's Big Ten meet with fifteen
wins as a result of his 8-5 decision
Kentucky 42, Tennessee 38
Creighton 84, Notre Dame 71
Duke 104, North Carolina 69
Drake 56, St. Louis 50
Army 74, Navy 55
NYU-81, Iona 61
Ball State 98, DePauw 78
St. John's 68, Marquette 60
Ohio Univ. 88, Louisville 79
Miami 82, Florida State 80
Miami (0) 87, Toledo 66
Penn State 78, Pitt 63
Providence 86, Holy Cross 77
Utah State 125, American Univ. 100
Detroit 104, Bowling Green 88
Cincinnati 104, North Texas 91
Missouri 89, Colorado 84
Bradley 83, Northern Michigan 66
Chicago Loyola 117, Marshall 63
Wichita 98, Tulsa 79
Texas 105, Baylor 77

over Minnesota veteran Charles decision as a result of riding time.
Quaday in the 147-pound division. After Stowell's exciting match,
After a scoreless first period, Dei- heavyweight Bob Spaly beat high-
trick gained four points in the ly regarded Jon Staebler of Min-
first minute of the second period nesota, 2-0. The match featured
as a result of a takedown and a two scoreless periods as the Wol-
predicament. The experienced verines anchorman scored first in
Wolverine held a 4-2 lead after the third period on an escape and
two periods and put the match on gained his other point on riding
ice -with an escape and takedown time.
at the start of the third. The Wolverine matmen now
Gophers Rally carry their 8-0 Big Ten record to
The Minnesota matmen were not Madison for next weekend's Big
to be beaten so easily as 157- Ten meet where they will be fav-
pound Lee Gross defeated Michi- ored to take their second con-
gan captain Wayne Miller 4-3 to secutive conference title.
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tie up the team score at 8-8. Gross
fought from behind as he trailed
3-0 going into the final period of
action, but tied the match on an
escape and takedown and was
awarded the decision as a result
of riding time. This proved to be
Minnesota's last win of the meet.
Rick Bay preserved his unde-
feated record with a '7-6 decision
over John Klein of Minnesota. Bay
led all the way until, Klein tied
up the match with a takedown
in the last few seconds of the
third period. Bay was granted the

One Pin
123-Lloyd (Minn) dec. Lambros
(M), 6-2.
130-Johannesen (M) dec. D. Hen-
ry (Minn), 5-1.
137-Jenkins (M) drew with B.
Henry (Minn), 5-5.
147-Deitrick (M) dec. Quaday, 8-5.
157 - Gross (Minn) dec. Miller
(M), 4-3.
167-Bay (M) deb. Klein (Minn),
177-Stowell (M) pinned Ramstad
(Minn), 7:30.
Hvywt.-spaly (M) dec. Staebler
(Minn), 2-0.



Boston 115, Detroit 108
Cincinnati 117, Philadelphia 114
San Francisco 136, New York 110
St. Louis 115, Los Angeles 114 (ovt)
Montreal 4, New York 0
Boston 2, Detroit 1
Toronto 4, Chicago 1
Indiana 79, Ohio State 62
Minnesota 72, Iowa 69
Northwestern 16, Illinois 12
Wisconsin 66%, Minnesota 45',x
Indiana 70, Purdue 35
Wisconsin 66, Iowa 39
Yale 65, Princeton 30
Northwestern 60, Illinois 45


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