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___THE MICHIGAN DAILY

'M' Downs

GrowinUp
A national magazine, which shall go nameless to avoid em-
barrassment, recently offered a humorous question. If, the editors
wondered, all little boys want to be baseball players when they
grow up, what do. baseball players want to be when they grow up?
It's mentioned here because graduation is near and the question
very easily applies to sportswriters-perhaps more so. With sports-
writers, however, the question is usually when, rather than what if.
Usually, this time of the year is reserved to such pressing matters
as prognasticating about the baseball team,, or, more importantly,
beginning to evaluate the fall football prospects. (Alumni are ,for
some reason, persistently inquistive about this matter.)
Now I would hate to think that I am growing up, but as I
write this last little bit, my thoughts are straying to what seems
to be a higher level. The crisis revolves around the ever-growing
fact that college sports are no longer fun.
They are a business, and a big business at that.
Perhaps it just took a little longer for us at Michigan to realize
and acknowledge it, but the recent $12 levy for football tickets
certainly took care of any remaining dissenters. I used to joke that
I originally joined The Daily sports staff to save money on sports
events. Just think--people used to laugh.
The 12 Excuse.. .
The $12 athletic ard can only be justified because Michigan
definitely needs a new Field House and because Michigan was
previously in a minority concerning student fees. This is no real
justification for the fee, however. It is but an excuse for the ever
oincreasing costs of the athletic departments. The Michigan athletic
department once not only supported itself, the physical education
department and the intramural program, but also had enough money
left over to build the necessary facilities. Now, due to the spiraling
costs, recruiting being the largest single factor, the receipts are
barely enough to meet the yearly operating costs.
Not only is the athletic department asking the students to
finance a basketball arena, but it is also requesting the Regents
to take over the financing of the intramural program. The prob-
lem won't end here and it's a safe bet that the athletic cards
won't disappear.,
.Accompanying the increasing costs is the increasing pressure
brought to bear on collegiate sports-pressure on the players to
live up to their scholarships, pressure on the coaches to fill the huge
stadiums, pressure on the athletic departmene to publicize and re-
cruit, and pressure on the newspapers to cover the colleges.
There has been criticism this year of The Daily's inadequacy
in the area of intramural coverage. I have argued that it required
the full-tiie effort of our staff to even give minimal coverage to.
the million-anal-a-half dollar business that is Michigan sports. Since
ours is supposed to be a part-time job, it requires about five reporters
to do the job that one Detroit reporter could. Even with our proximity
to the scene, it was often difficult to match the coverage professional
papers give to college sports.
Unemployment Eve .. .
So on this eve of passing on to a higher level of unemployment
I am bothered by this decay which leads the athletic department
farther and farther away from the University.
Fortunately Michigan still retains some of the qualities which
make college sports a pleasure to cover, rather than a job. Minor
sports have remained high in importance to help take some of the
importance away from football and basketball, and there is still
an emphasis placed on education of the athletes.
I conclude this last column with the hope that Michigan will
lead the way back to the time when an unknown could come
out of the student body to star on the football team; or when
you could call it your football team, rather than referring to it
as so many hired hands; or when you could watch your team'
play without buying a ticket.

Western, 7-5, for SecondStraigh
special To The Daily
KALAMAZOO-Dave Campbell's Jones guided the team for the rest Jones sent in Bobby Cantrell to
of the game. run for Adams and substituted
two-out single down the leftfield The Wolverines entered the last Harvey Chapman for pitcher Mar-
foul line knocked in the two win- inning, down 5-4. Pete Adams led lin Pemberton at the plate. Uryga
ning runs in the ninth inning here off with a single and Bronco had trouble with his control and
yesterday to climax a three-run Coach Charlie Maher came out walked Chapman to put men on
of the dugout to replace pitcher first and second.
rally that gave Michigan a 7-5 Mike Boedy with Walt Uryga. Then Jones laid a bunt down
victory over Western Michigan. the first base line. Jones was
Iwas theseventh win in et Title in View?.safe at first as the Broncos tried
games that the Wolverines have MICHIGAN AB R H RBI and falted to cut down Cantrell at
posted over the Broncos in the Jones, 2b 5 1 3 o third. However, Cantrell hurt him-
last two seasons. Before the game Newman, ss 5 8 0 1 self sliding into the bag and was
yesterday the Western season rec- Tate, rf 5 1 0 0 rep!uced by Earl Meyers. With the
ord was 19-2, one of the losses Campbell, 1b 5 2 2 bases loaded Maher only let Ury-
Steckley. 1f 1 1 20 gasthrw oad b allsrto Jn ltmani
being a 3-0 loss to Michigan at spalla, et 2 1 1 1 ga throw two balls to Jim Newman
Ferry Field last Monday. The Post, 3b 4 0 1 2 before he called in a new pitcher. a
Broncos were rated the number P. Adams, c 4 1 3 1
two team in the country before a-Cantrell 0 8 0 0New Hurler
yesterday's game. b-Meyers, e0 0- Dave Bitante was the new hurl-
C. Adams, c 0 9 0 9
'Starting Wolverine pitcher Fritz Fisher, p 0 0 0 er. He allowed Newman to hit a
Fisher and Coach Moby Benedict Pemberton, p 3 0 0 0 fly to centerfield and Meyers scor-
were both tossed out of the game p ed from third with Chapman go-
in the second nning. Capta Joe Slushernpg o third wh C n o-
inth scndinin.Catan -o ing to third from second. Jones

-Daily-Ed Langs
SPALLA AT BAT-Michigan centerfielder Dennis Spalla is at
bat in one of Michigan's home games this season. Spalla drove in
a run in yesterday's 7-5 win over Western. It was the second
straight victory over the Broncos that Michigan scored this week.
TAKES OVER TONIGHT:
Vernon Out; Hodges In
As Senators' Manager

WASHINGTON OP) - The last
place Washington Senators hired
old Dodger hero Gil Hodges as
manager of the American League
team yesterday, replacing Mickey
Vernon.
Hodges, who played with the
Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers
before going to the New York
Mets last season, said he was
first contacted about managing
the Senators Tuesday by Washing-
ton General Manager George Sel-
kirk.
He will take over as manager
tonight in Baltimore. Coach Eddie
Major League
Standings
AMERICAN LEAGUE

Baltimore
Chicago
New York
Boston
Kansas City
Cleveland
Los Angeles
SMinnesota
Detroit
Wvashington

W
24
24
20
19
20
16
19
17
14
14

L
15
15
13
16
17
17
23
21
23
27

Pet.
.615
.615
.646
.543
.541
.485
.452
.447
.378
.341

GB
1
3
3
5
612
9
11

Yost served as acting manager
against the Chicago White Sox
Wednesday night while Hodges
watched with Selkirk.
Vernon, the only manager the
new Senators have had since they
were established in 1961, will re-
main as administrative assistant
to Selkirk.
Under Vernon, the Senators fin-
ished last in the two seasons since
the old Washington team moved
to Minnesota. Currently the Sena-
tors are in the league cellar, hav-
ing lost nine of their last 10
games.
"I expect Gil to get our club
hustling," Selkirk said, "but I
don't anticipate that he'll achieve
the impossible. Hodges was ac-
quired with a long-range program
in mind."
Delay Intent
Letter Ruling
TEMPE, Ariz. tom)-Athletic di-
rectors of the six Western Athletic
Athletic Conference schools voted
yesterday to table action on a
proposed interconference letter-of-
intent agreement until their De-
cember meeting.
In the recent, Big Ten spring
meetings, the letter-of-intent rule
was approved. A number of con-
ferences have not yet agreed
The conference had been asked
to join several other conferences
in a letter-of-intent pact.
Don Smith, conference director
of information, said there was no
strong feeling for or against such
an agreement, but the athletic,
directors felt they should work out
an agreement within the confer-
ence first.

Name Mouw
GoCaptai
Gary Mouw was elected captain
of the golf team for next year at
the players' meeting held yester-
day afternoon.
Mouw, a two year letterman,
finished tenth among the field last
week in the Big Ten Golf meet
with 305 strokes. Although he did
not go on the annual spring trip
this year, Mouw defeated two op-
ponents and tied with one in dual
meet competition by the conclu-
sion of the season.
Mouw will be succeeding this
year's captain Chuck Newton, who
placed third in the conference
tournament.
tSORT"LIGHT
Bill Shean shot a 79-79-158 to
win the all-campus golf tourna-
ment Tuesday afternoon after
leading Evans Scholars to a team
victory in the independent divi-
sion, 335-339, Saturday.
Tied for second behind Shean
were Allen Jensen and Bill Heid-
breder, both with 160's.
Other team winners were Zeta
Beta Tau for the social fraterni-
ties, Huber for theuresidence halls
and Nu Sigma Nu for the pro-
fessional fraternities.
Huber also won the residence
halls horseshoe championship, 2-1,
over Wenley. Winchell emerged as
the residence halls' "A" softball
winner, 12-4, over Reeves.
Intramural Director Earl Riskey
explained the golf championships
will be held next fall so that the
spring rains won't be a factor in
forcing postponements.
Softball Playoffs
SOCIAL FRATERNITY 'A'
Theta Chl 15, Delta Sigma Phi 9
IDelta Tau Delta 4, Alpha Epsilon Pi 0
SOCIAL FRATERNITY 'B'
Sigma Chi won by forfeit
Theta X1 won by forfeit
FACULTY
Nuclear Engineering 9, English 7
Public Health won by forfeit
INDEPENDENT
Foresters 15, pioneers 12
keep trim
ARCADE BARBERS
NICKELS ARCADE

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YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Minnesota 3, Boston 1,
Los Angeles 7, Cleveland 6 (11 inn.)
Chicago 9, Washington 3
Baltimore 2, Detroit 1
New York 8, Kansas City 7 (11 inn.)
TODAY'S GAMES
Washington at Baltimore (n)
Only game scheduled
NATIONAL LEAGUE

Scholarships should certainly be reduced in size and number
across the nation and the need factor should be enforced. The idea
of a scholarship is to help an athlete attend college, not as a reward
for athletic ability. I hope no one construes this to mean; that I
concur with Avery ' Brundage's definition of amateurism, because
I don't. A professional is a person who signs a contract, everyone
else is an amateur. I would allow the athletes to earn money in
their sport, but I don't think it should be the colleges that do the
paying.
Perhaps now that the students have been asked to become
stockholders in the Michigan Wolverine Co., they can demand a "say
and help direct the course.
This semi-professionalism (meaning that everything is pro-
fessional except you don't have to give the athletes a salary) has
caused a lot more harm than good.
Take my case for instance. It might have been nice to go to
school, seeing that I was in the area for four years.,

W L Pct.

San Francisco
Los Angeles.
Chicago
St. Louis
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Milwaukee
Philadelphia
Houston
New York

'26
25
28
21
18
19
19
17
18
16

15
16
19
28
18
19
21
22
24
25

.634
.609
.513
.512
.500
.500
.475
.436
.428
.390

GB
1
5
5
51
5%
614
8
S%
10

YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Chicago 7, St. Louis 6 (11 inn.)
San Francisco 10, Philadelphia 2
Los Angeles 7, New York 3
Pittsburgh 4, Houston 3
Milwaukee at Cincinnati (ppd.)
TODAY'S GANGES
St. Louis at ChicagoA
Cincinnati at Milwaukee
Only games scheduled

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Davis Burial

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EMIRA, N. Y. (M)-Thousands
of persons paid final tribute yes-
terday to football star Ernie Davis
at the largest funeral in the city's
history.
Approximately 1600 persons
jammed the sanctuary and the
basement of the First Baptist
Church and more than 3000 stood
solemnly in a park
An uncle of Davis' collapsed in
the church and a woman was tak-
en ill near the church's front
steps.
Davis' mother, Mrs. Arthur
Radford, collapsed in an automo-
bile after the 23-year-old football
All-America and only Negro to
win the Heisman Trophy had been
buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Davis, voted the nation's out-
standing collegiate football player
in 1961, died Saturday in Cleve-
land of leukemia.

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