TILE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRMAY, 8 JANUARY 1965
PAGE EIGHT THE MICHIGAN DAILY FRIDAY, 8 JANUARY 1965
M' Swimmers Host Wisconsin, Big Ten Relays
By LYNN METZGER
Swimming coach Gus Stager
said that this year's team has an
excellent chance of ending up
this season on top, and that the
two meets this weekend could be
an indication of the future.
Tonight the Wolverines will host
Wisconsin in a dual meet start-
ing a 7:30 p.m. Tomorrow, the
Big Ten Relays will be held start-
ing at 2 p.m. Both meets will be
held at Matt Mann Pool.
"Wisconsin is a building team,"
said Michigan diving coach Dick
Kimball yesterday. "They have
just built a beautiful new pool
and have added an excellent new
diving coach to their staff. They
have some fine swimmers, among
them is Big Ten breaststroke
champion, Bob Blanchard. Their
main problem seems to be depth."
Commenting on the condition
of the Michigan team, coach
Stager said, "The team on the
whole is in pretty good shape even
though they were not able to
make a trip down to Florida dur-
ing vacation to practice. They!
did return early to Ann Arbor and
they have been working.out daily."
Carl Robie and Bill Farley are
back after a semester's absence
in which they participated in the
Olympics. Robie won a second
place silver medal in the butterful,
and Farley finished fourth in the
1500 meter free style.
Captain Ed Bartsch will be,
heading the returning swimmers.
Bartsch won the national AAU
200-yard backstroke crown last
spring. Big Ten Champion sprinter
Rich Walls is back along with
Bob Hoag, a finalist in the na-
tionalAAU 100-meter free-style
race last summer. Hoag was in-
eligible last year and will be a
valuable addition to the team,
according to Stager.
Also back is diver Ed Booth-
man. He finished second in the
nationals last year and Kimball
feels his return, after missing a
semester of school, will add some
needed quality to the diving team.
Boothman will not be ready to
compete in the weekend meets
but should be ready for all futureI
Participating in the Big Ten
Relays will be Michigan, Michigan
State, Indiana, Wisconsin and
Indiana, a co-favorite along
with the Blue, will not be at full
strength. because its three Olympic
swimmers Fred Schmidt, Ken
Sitzberger and Tom Tretheway
are not yet back in school. Indiana
is on a two semester system so
they will be unable to compete
Indiana coach James Counsil-
man, who was also the Olympic
swimming coach, rates the Wol-
verines as favorites on Saturday.
This is a change for Counsilman
who is usually the soul of optim-
ism as far as his Hoosiers are
Depends on Sophs
This year he is depending
heavily on sophomores as he lost
several of his star swimmers from
last year's team. On the other
hand, Michigan has been on the
rise for the last few years and
has a strong nucleus of veterans.
Michigan will have two dual
meets with Indiana, both of them
coming after the Hoosier Olym-
pians return. Last year Michigan
lost both meets by scores of 81-42
The Wolverines also finished
second to Indiana in Big Ten
competition. This Saturday will
give Michigan an opportunity to
begin to even the score.
Stager believes Michigan State'
should place third in the relays.
They have some fine swimmers
but not enough to overcome the
strength of Michigan or Indiana.
Fourth and fifth should be a toss
up between Wisconsin and South-
ern Illinois. Stager feels they both
have some good swimmers but
they both lack the needed depth.
The history of the Big Ten
Relays dates back ten years. It
was initiated by Michigan in 1955.
At first it was not well received
by other Big Ten teams, so small
midwest colleges participated. In
recent years it has gained in sta-
ture until today, when almost all
of the top teams in the conference
Last year Michigan was unable
to take part in the Relays be-I
cause of the changes made in
the academic calendar. It was held
at Michigan State under another
name. Two years ago the Big Ten
Relays were won by Indiana which
also did not compete last year.
Sig Ep, Wenley Aim at Title
Baseball folklore has it that the
teams ahead at the middle of the
season will go on to take the
While the Phillies and Orioles
failed to uphold the tradition, the'
current leaders in the intramural'
leagues still have a chance to'
make such predictions work.
Returning from the semester
break, residence hall leader Wen-
ley and social fraternity pace-
setter Sigma Phi Epsilon are both
comfortably ahead of the opposi-
Wenley, with 983 points, has a
150 point lead over second place
Huber, while Cooley and Taylor,
are another 12 and 15 points be-
Sig Ep will enter second se-
mester play with a 58 point bulge
over Delta Tau Delta. The Delts
have 786 points, only one more
than defending champ Sigma
Alpha Epsilon. Holding down the
fourth spot among the Greeks is
Theta Delta Chi.
On the Agenda
This semester's action will get
under way on Monday when over
200 basketball teams in all divi-
sions will take to the courts. Resi-
dence hall bowling will start to-
In all - campus tournaments,
MICHIGAN'S OLYMPIC SWIMMER Bill Farley has regained
his eligibility after a semester's absence in which he participated
in the '64 Olympics. Farley finished fourth in the 1500 meter free
style of Tokyo. Carl Robie, Michigan's other Olympic swimmer,
will also be returning.
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Steve August captured the hand-
ball title for the third straight
year and the squash crown went.
to R. D. Hutcheson.
In addition to its regular sports
schedule, the Intramural Building
will be the site of the 1965 Na-
tional Paddleball Tournament to
be held Jan. 29-30-31. All Mich-
igan male students and faculty
are eligible to enter. The meet
will be attracting the top paddle-
ball players from all over the
Every Friday night from 7:30
to 10:00 the IM Building will also
have a Co-Rec program. This is
an opportunity for both male and
female students to use the num-
erous intramural facilities on.
dates. The pool, gym, and paddle-
ball courts will be open.
IN THE JANUARY
'My Friend Saul Bellow" by Alfred
Kazin:An informal and illuminating
portrait of Saul Bellow, and an analy-
sis of ms new novel, Herzog, which is
at the top of the best seller list.
"The Spread of Nuclear Weapons"
by Raymond Aron: Will the arms race
between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. con-
tinue in spite of the test-ban agree-
ment signed by the Big Two? An
in-depth answer to this and other
questions concerning nuclear weap-
ons is given by the noted French
author and critic.
"Getting Away with Murder" by Erie
Stanley Gardner: An amusing account
of the author's early days of writing
when he, Dashiell Hammett,
and Carroll John Daly were
first breaking into print.
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by Bill Bullard
Confusion Runs Wild
As Fans 'Invade Coast
Like the press box observer who thought Michigan fans were
chanting "Let's Go Booze" before the Rose Bowl game, things were
a little confused on the coast last week.
With almost 4,000 students and staff not to mention over 10,000
alumni storming into town, it was bound to be so. University-
sponsored tours provided much of the merriment. Transportation
was cheap with service to match. One plane left 12 hours late
because the pilot had sheared off a propellor after crashing into
a fence. Another flight landed in Albuquerque, New Mexico on the
way out after running out of fuel and made another unscheduled
stop on the way back in South Bend when Willow Run was fogged in.
Living accommodations were not luxurious but nothing out
of the ordinary for students. It was like being in a quad room
with four roommates. Several girls thought one hotel was going
a bit too far, however, when they found out they were assigned
to a linen closet. A prominent University official and his wife
arrived at. their room and were happy to find they didn't have
to share it with anyone else. But there was only one cot in the
One hotel held a dance for the neighborhood teenagers and
it was a dead ringer for the dance scene in "West, Side Story."
One distraught young coed who had apparently been approached
by one of the young men attending the dance was quietly assured
by the manager of the hotel. "You're perfectly safe around here,"
he said soothingly. "All you have to do is scream."
To Serve or Not To Serve...
There weren't many organized activities for the students as
it was assumed that the University couldn't sponsor any kind o a
dance or a mixer where liquor was served and otherwise no one
would come. The Michigan Band drove all the deviates off the
park benches in Pershing Square one evening by giving a concert
before several thousand spectators. It was a tremendous performance
and so enthused the crowd that. everyone decided they wanted t
go into the lobby of the hotel across the street and sing "The
Victors" and generally make it impossible to move in, out, or within
the hotel. Some of the band members had a different idea, however.
They were instructed to report back to the buses taking them to
the UCLA dormitories where they stayed in one hour. So naturally
some of them set out to get loaded in that short period of time.
It can be done.
Back in the hotel, room service was still refusing to serve
liquor to anyone in their rooms, regardless of age. One hotel official
was heard to remark after overhearing a conversation among
students, "What does B.Y.O. mean?"
As usual, it was the alumni rather than the students who were
causing the most trouble and embarassment. Like the two old
grads playing football on the mezzanine. Or the alum who sat
on his bar stool blowing a horn that you could hear in, the lobby.
But it was mostly all clean fun. The only hotel which was forced
to put up a notice that students would be forced to pay for damages
was out in Hollywood where such things are taken in stride.
Bus Stop in the Hills ...
For sheer excitement the bus ride one group took from down-
town L.A. to Pasadena to see the parade tops them all. The bus
driver started out by casually telling a passenger, "By the way,
I'm from Santa Barbara and I've never been to Pasadena before."
It seems that someone was supposed to brief him on the
best way to get to the parade. That someone, like many others
that morning, didn't get out of bed. But at least the driver had
a map. That is, until it blew out the window.
So at one point, the group found itself overlooking Pasadena
from somewhere up in the hills. The bus driver decided to turn
around and after clipping a mailbox almost backed off a cliff.
Needless to say, everyone on the bus panicked in a mad scramble
to get off. Finally the group joined the million and a half other
people who came to watch the parade.
One lasting impression: on the Big Ten float the other schools
have cute girl cheerleaders waving to the crowd. Who does Michigan
have? Gymnastics captain Gary Erwin. It seems a bit odd to me
but I guess tastes vary.
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