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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

REMARKS
by Cliff Marks

Elliott Levels with Skywriters

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By TOM WEBBER T

School Spirit-A Must
SCHOOL SPIRIT is an intangible: it is something that each student
must feel in himself.
Cheering is one outward manifestation. At Michigan, school spirit
and cheering can, and do, go hand in hand. The combination is never
more evident than on a football Saturday, when over 20,000 students
pour into the 101,001 -seat Stadium to support their team.
Yet the natural yelling and emotional responses to the action of
the game does not necessarily mean that one is exhibiting school spir-
it. Any spectator can become enthusiastic when an exciting play hap-
pens.
And if the student doesn't jump up and down or scream and wave
a banner, is he lacking in spirit? Actually, we'll never know, for we
can only judge by what we see and hear. But a person with real spirit
can't stop himself from occasional genuine displays of enthusiasm
and emotion because he feels a part of the Michigan team.
Now if school spirit is an inward quality felt only by the individ-
ual, why must it be transformed into cheering at all? The answer lies
in the fact that the team needs to know you are in empathy with
them. A wave of cheers can be quite a tonic to a discouraged team or
spark a winner on to even greater victories.
Players must Fee Spirit
TE PLAYERS feel the spirit of the Michigan campus and realize
the entire student body is behind them, united in effort to achieve,
a victory for Michigan. The players will want to win Just a little bit
harder. Football is a natural for promoting school spirit. It is the only
activity that can draw the spread-out campus population together at
one time and place.
Therein lies a basic value of group spirit, and that is loyalty to
an institution, be it large or small, The institution may be large or
small but people generally feel the need to belong and to be loyal to a
group.
While the casual spectator may cheer a winning team and yell
when a touchdown is made, it is the fan with true school spirit who
can cheer and exhort his team when the going gets rough. Through
winning fand losing seasons it is the student with school spirit who'
means the most to a team.#
You can help the team by being an active participant in the
Saturday spectacle, by involving yourself both physically And spiritual-
ly. This will enable you to reap more enjoyment from the game besides
boosting the team. You can feel the importance of working with the
cohesive whole, getting as much or more out of the experience as you,
put into it. ,
Block :M Organizes Spirit..
BUT A DISORGANIZED DISPLAY of spirit, while better than none
at all, is certainly not very effective. And that is why the Wolverine
Club has been in existence for 10 years. The club fosters Michigan
esprit de corps andi sponsors the Block M, composed of some 1,300
members.
What's the reason for; such a block? To give the teama lift in
an organized manner so that the players will hear a simultaneous
blast of supporting cheers rather than just a few spasmodic roars
coming from the huge Stadium.
The Block works with the tumbling cheerleaders and also com-
poses a card section whose half-time' stunts are usually coordinated
with the famous Marching Band.
People have questioned the value of such groups as Block M be-
cause they feel that school spirit, manifested as enthusiastic cheering,
should flow spontaneously from the student spectators. This is fine
and to be encouraged but Block M is essential as the organizing core
to channel this spontaneity toward the purposeful unification of
school spirit, aimed at supporting a football team or a marching band.
This unity can give you, the student, a sense of attachment to
and can deepen your pride in the University, as you acquire that inde-
inable, inner feeling only school spirit can instill with the knowledge
hat you contributed your share.

The Big Ten Skywriters swept;
through Ann Arbor yesterday -
not the flying kind, but the writ-
ing kind.
In body they were a group of
27 well-bedraggled football writ-
ers in the midst of a five-day tour,
of the Big Ten schools plus No-
tre Dame.
'After beating incredible odds-.
including plane engine trouble, a
Cuban pilot and Duffy Daugher-
ty-they arrived late for a noon
luncheon with a bevy of ques-
tions for head coach Bump El-
liott.
Many Stories
They brought with them many
stories from the schools they have
already visited--Iowa, Wisconsin,
Michigan State, Northwestern,

was worried very much about his
line.
"My first stringers are up to
Big Ten standards, but my re-
serves are only adequate," the
mentor explained.
Moving down the lineup Elliott
said he "liked" his two starting
ends - George Mans and Scott
Maentz - which was by far his
most optimistic statement of the
day. Here again though he noted.
his lack of experienced depth. "If
Bill Freehan wouldn't have sign-
ed with the Tigers our situation
here would be different."

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Even when Elliott came to the of depth, we'll have to play the
halfbacks the scribes still couldn't games one at a time and see what
pry a smile out of him. kind of shape we're in at the end
The quarterback dilemma in- !of each game."
voked a lengthy question period The luncheon came to a hum-
and the writers found out that orous close when Elliott was asked
Dave Glinka is injured but should if he had any questions to ask of
be ready for the first game; John the writers. Elliott declined with
Stamos is a good defensive player a laugh and left to scour the Ferry,
and is "better" at offense; Don Field countryside for more than
Chandler is hampered by his bad adequate linemen.
knee; and Frosty Evashevski is a And the journalists picked up
sophomore. their soiled ties and the eighth
Naturally Elliott was asked annual Big Ten Skywriters tour
about the season as a whole-to embarked for Ohio State and
which he replied, "due to our lack Woody Hayes.

IPOLLETT 7S

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36 SPORTS:
IM Plan Includes All Groups

BICYCLE
AUCTION

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BUMP ELLIOTT
.. . pessimistic mentor

By BOB WAZEKA
Another intramural sports year
is about to begin.
As in the past, many footballs
will be kicked, many baseballs will
be caught, many baskets will be
made, and many feet will run.
Probably about half of the male
population at the University takes
part in any number of 36 differ-
ent athletic categories. To each
participant, the activity and his
results in that activity will be im-
portant to himself though not
necessarily to the student or to
any segment thereof.
Can't Compete Alone
But a man cannot compete
alone. He must compete against
someone or with a group against
another group. The IM program
allows all to participate.
The residence halls, the social
and professional fraternities make
natural teams-proximity; is al-
ways a good basis for teams.
But these teams cannot include
everyone. What about the man
who lives in an apartment with
no fraternal affiliations? What
about the man who makes few
contacts within his place of resi-
dence? Can he achieve the bene-
fits of athletic team competition?
The "independents" are the ob-
vious answer to this question. Any
group may form a team and join
the independent league.
Unique Association
The associations may be along
residence lines such as the Evans
Scholars or various Co-op houses.
A common religion, as seen in the
Newman Club, or a common na-
tional background, as seen in the
Canadiens, can draw a team to-

gether. But with groups like
Trust, Drifters, Untouchables, and
Sportsmen, the association is
unique.
In addition, Michigan is the
only school to have a well-orga-
nized faculty program.

Based on departmental lines,
the groups compete in regularly-
scheduled league action. Last year
the psychology department won
the; all-around championship. A
popular feature is student-faculty
games.

ABOUT 200 USED BICYCLES TO BE SOLD
-SOME NEARLY .NEW
(Impounded by University
between December 18 and June 18--
Unclaimed by owners by September 18)
SATURDAY, SEPT.' 23
BEGINNING AT 10 AM.

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and Minnesota. Among them were
the oft-heard reports-Michigan
State has a good team, Ohio State
has a very good team, and Iowa
has a great team.
But also there was the not so
oft-heard report that Wisconsin
was a team to be watched. In
this there was much concurrence.
The Ron Miller to Pat Richter
combination is ready to go again
and the Badgers have a fine soph-
omore crop.
The main interest of the writ-
ers, however, was just what Mich-
igan had for this year. Elliott
supplied this in small pessimistic
portions while the press supped.
Depth Chart
Referring to a Michigan Grid-
iron Guide and a Michigan depth
chart, Elliott explained that he

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Cheerleaders
Hold Clinic
Last year's cheerleaders are
holding a cheerleading clinic for
all interested in trying out this
fall.
The clinic will be held this week.
from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday
through Thursday in the gym-
nastics room of the I-M Building.
Final try-outs will be Thurs-
day.

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