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March 25, 1962 - Image 7

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'M' Nine Faces Rebuilding Job

The soft swishes of bats and'
little clumps of dirt kicked up by
rolling spheres as they bounce by
the basepaths of Michigan's var-
sity baseball diamond are becom-
ing a familiar sight as practice
starts with the coming of the first
days of Spring.
The Conference championship
team of last year and some of its
stars are only a pleasant memory.
It's a new year and with it comes
rebuilding, re-shuffling and long
hours of practice.
Still budding with eligibility,
Mike Joyce and Bill Freehan were
scooted from the intellectual con-
fines of the Michigan campus by
handsome Major League bonuses.
The two comprised one of the fin-
est batteries in the collegiate ranks
last year. Instead of with the Wol-
verines, they are now plying their
trade with the Chicago'White Sox
and Detroit Tigers.
Marshall Gone
First basemal Barry Marshall
also has gone. Marshall was a de-
pendable starter on last year's
squad who, according to his Coach
Don Lund "always came through
with the key hits when we needed
them. His loss in the playoffs hurt
the team a great deal.",
Things aren't all bad for the
Wolverines. A fine group of soph-
omores are being counted on to
fill in the gaps left by the depart-
ing veterans. The prize of the
newcomers may be pitcher Dave
Roebuck who possesses an out-
standing curve and slider. During
the summer he hurled some fine
games for Coach Lund's Huron
team in the South Dakota Basin
League before injuring his elbow.
The arm is alright now and Roe-
buck is at full strength for the
coming season.
Sophomores Good
Other sophomores should make
their presence felt throughout the
year. Dave Campbbell, a 6'1" first
sacker, has good power. Harvey
Chapman, a halfback for Bump
Elliott, has discarded his shoulder
pads for a glove and should see

~ and 7:30 P.M.
Dr. Ellis Rivkin, Prof. of History
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
under the auspices
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
and Beth Israel Center
speaks as follows
In the morning on "Jewish History: Myth and Reality"
In the evening on "Judaism and a World in Crisis"
All Are Welcome 1429 Hill St.
Women's Athletic Association and the Michigan Union
(Male and Female)
Positions Available in Undergrad Office, League
and Student Office, Union
Petitions Due in Undergrad Office, League March 29th, 5:00 P.M.

POSITIONS OPEN-Michigan baseball Coach Don Lund must look for new faces to try to fill the
vacancies left by such stars as catcher Bill Freehan and pitcher Mike Joyce who left the Wolverines
for a try with the Major League. Lund will be keeping a sharp eye out for potential starters among
the new sophomores.

duty at first, third or in the out-
field. Jim Bobell, Wayne Slusher,
and Bob Dunston will also see
plenty of action.
One of the most improved vet-
erans is pitcher Fritz Fisher. Dur-
ing the summer he mixed a 6-3
record with a low ERA for Coach
Lund's Dakota team. With an im-
proved curve and slider to go with
his dependable fastball, Coach
Lund feels that Fisher has the
potential to match Joyce's fine
recod of last season.
Improved Veterans
Frans Neubrecht, a righthander
with a sneaky fastball and senior
John Kerr with a good changeup
are among the most improved vet-
eran hurlers.
A summer spent in Dakota has
helped second baseman Joe Jones,
a .300 hitter last year and out-
fielders Dennis Spalla and Jim
Steckeley, all veterans.
The departure of Freehan has
caused Lund to move Joe Merullo
from his third base position to.
handle the catching duties. The
power hitting senior came to Mich-
igan as a catcher but the abund-

ance of other first-rate receivers'
caused him to be moved to third
in his sophomore year. Freehan's
emergence list year kept him
First Position
Now Merullo is back at his first
love. "Joe has a very strong arm
and receives well. He'll do a good
job for us," adde.d Coach Lund.
Big Don Lauterbach will back
Merullo behind the plate.
Jim Newman, rifle-armed right
fielder will move in to play the
vacant third base position.
Although the first outdoor
spring workouts began only last
week, practice began early last
fall. For a three week period the
coaches held batting and fielding
drills and evaluated personnel with
an eye towards the needs of the
coming season.
Early Drills
From the close of football to
the end of the first semester the
pitchers began working individ-
ually indoors with Coach Lund
and his assistants.
Beginning this semester the
team began serious workouts in-
side Yost fieldhouse in a Lpecially

constructed net batting cage, and
with the coming of warm weather
the team moved outside.
The outlook is promising. "We
had a sound defense and good
pitching to go with it last year.
We weren't a big hitting club, but
the hits came in clutch situations.
If we use our speed and make
few mistakes in the field we should
have another successful year."
On April 5th, the team leaves
on its annual trip to Arizona. It
will remain there until the 14th,
engaging several southwestern cols
leges. The jaunt will enable Lund
to observe how his men perform
against other squads before tak-
ing, part in conference play.
"It's easy to get over-confident
about our hitting in Arizona," he
notes. "The ball can really take
off from a bat in that hot dry air."

Spring is here!
Time for a NEW

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Spring Manicure'

state St. at North U.

Winter took a heavy toll o Ann
Arbor, but you wouldn't know it
from looking at Michigan's Ferry
With the first home baseball
game less than a month away, the
University's groundskeepers have
already begun the annual opera-
tions to spruce up the roaming
grounds of the defending Big Ten
Because of the excellent drain-
age facilities at the field:the prob-
lem isn't exactly overwhelming.'
Right now the infield in contrast
to most of the acreage in weather-
'weary Ann Arbor is hard enough
for any baserunner to take a toe-
At present, the outfield grass,
would be the envy of any green
thumb in the neighborhood, but
it, too; needs 'its share of tender,
loving care in preparation for the
coming season. As soon as it is
reasonably;certain that the snow
has left for good ,the whole pas-
ture gill be reseeded and, in case
the usual loca monsoons fail to
appear, watered regularly'

Coach Don Lund is, once again,
ecstatic over the shape of the
field. "It's as good as any major
league park," he declares. "And it's
considerably better than a few I

could mention."
But we won't embarrasso
body by mentioning them.


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Celts Stymie Chamberlain;
Roll Over Warriors in Finals


(Author of "Rally Round The Flag, Boys", "The
Many Loves of Dobie'Gillis", etc.)


BOSTON (P)-The brilliant Bos-
ton Celtics, led by Bill Russell and
Bob Coucy, humiliated cold-shoot-
ing Philadelphia 117-89 yesterday
in the opener of the National Bas-
ketball Association Eastern Divi-
sion playoff finals.
With Russell doing a defensive
masterpiece on Wilt Chamberlain
and Cousy gunning the patented
Celtics .fast break, Boston settled
the contest early as it launched
the defense of its world title.
Smothers Wilt
Russell, a picture of coordinated
movement rising to the Chamber-
lain challenge, held Wilt to a mere
12 points in the first half including
one lone field goal in the second
Chamberlain wound up the high
scorer with 33' points only after
the issue was no longer in doubt.
The Celtics ruined Philadelphia's
plan to play deliberately by com-
bining superior rebounding and a
relentless, hounding defense.
'Send Stars Reeling
The ball-stealing, shot-blocking
tactics of the Celtics often sent

the Warrior stars reeling back in
frustration and wound up in nu-
merous layup baskets for the vic-
In addition, theWarriorsehurt
their cause with numerous errors
and wound up with their worst
one-half performance of the year.
Boston was leading 50-35 at inter-
mission and Philadelphia had been
able to hit only only 12 of 46 field
goal tries while being outrebound-
ed decisively 5-31.

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Campus Classics

A recent and most heartening development in American college
life has been the emergence of the artist-in-residence. In fact,
the artist-in-residence has become as familiar a sight on campus
as Latin ponies, leather elbow patches, Rorschach tests, hula
hoops, and Marlboro cigarettes.
And we all know how familiar that is-I mean Marlboro ciga-
rettes. And why should it not be familiar? Why, where learning
is king, where taste is sovereign, where brain power rules
supreme, should not Marlboro be everyone's favorite? The same
good sense that gets you through an exam in Restoration Poetry
or solid-state physics certainly does not desert you when you
come to pick a cigarette. You look for a flavor that is flavorful,
a filter pure and white, a choice of pack or box, a lot to like. You
look, in short, for Marlboro-and happily you don't have to look
far. Marlboro is available at your friendly tobacconist's or vend-
ing machine, wherever cigarettes are sold in all fifty states and
Las Vegas.
But I digress. We were speaking of the new campus phenome-
non-the artist-in-residence-a man or woman who writes,
paints, or composes right on your very own campus and who is
also available for occasional consultations with superior students.
Take, for example, William Cullen Sigafoos, artist-in-residence
at the Toledo College of Belles Lettres and Fingerprint Identifi-
As we all know, Mr. Sigafoos has been working for many years
on an epic poem in rhymed couplets about the opening of the
Youngstown-Akron highway. Until, however, he went into
residence at the Toledo College of Belles Lettres and Finger-
print Identification, his progress was not what you would call
rapid. He started well enough with the immortal couplet we all
know: They speed along on ,wheels of rubber, rushing home in
time for subber ...
Then Mr. Sigafoos got stuck. It is not that his muse deserted
him; it is that he became involved in a series of time-consuming
episodes-a prefrontal lobotomy for Irwin, his faithful sled
dog; fourteen consecutive months of jury duty on a very com-
plicated case of overtime parking; getting his coattail caught in
the door of a jet bound for Brisbane, Australia; stuff like that.
He was engaged in a very arduous job in Sandusky-posing
for a sculptor of hydrants-when an offer came from the Toledo
College of Belles Lettres and Fingerprint Identification to take
up residence there, finish his magnum opus and, from time to
time, see a few gifted students.
Mr. Sigafoos accepted with pleasure and in three short years
completed the second couplet of his Youngstown-Akron Turnpike
epic: The highway is made of solid concrete and at the toll station you
get a receipt._1

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Then a few gifted students came to visit him. They were a
prepossessing lot-the boys with corduroy jackets and long,
shaggy beards; the girls also with corduroy jackets but with
beards neatly braided.
"What is truth?" said one. "What is beauty?" said another.
"Should a writer live first and write later or should he write
and do a little living in his spare time?" said another.
"How do you find happiness-and having found it, how do
you get rid of it?" said another.
"Whither are we drifting?" said another.

ADLER introduces the good-tempered cotton sock. Nothing ever gets it down.




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