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by Bill Bullard
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Tourist Attractions Abound on the Coast,


By JIM GREINER By day a person can witness a
television show in either the CBS
Economize. or ABC studios (NBC is located in
That's the key word if you want Burbank). The Farmer's Market

Champions of West:
A Michigan Tradition
Excellence and the pursuit thereof is the central tradition of the
Athletic excellence, a function of the wvon/lost percentage inI
athletic contests, is one of those basic areas of the University wherer
this tradition is strong. Year after year expectations on the Ann
Arbor campus call for its athletic teams to become "Champions of
the West."
The University is unique in this respect. By any objective stand-
ards available, the University is the only school in the country in the:
top ten both academically and athletically.j
A major premise of the University is that this is a natural cir-
cumstance, Excellence in all areas of University life is the goal and
very often the reality.
Ellis Rabb, artistic director of the University's repertory
theaterscompany-the Association of Producing Artists-had an
interesting comment recently. "I would hope that the Universityt
would have as much pride in its professional theater company as
it does in its football team." .
The APA is recognized as the outstanding resident theater com-
pany in existence. Spending the latter months of the year in residence
in Ann Arbor and the spring at the Pheonix Theater in New York,
the APA is a perfect example of the University's quest for excellence
in all areas. That the University has such diverse things as the APA1
and its football team to be proud of seems exceptionally praiseworthy.
There is no question that the APA and other areas of excellence
at the University are just as appreciated as is the football team. May-
be 7,000 fans don't wait at the airport for the APA members to arrive
in the fall as they did for the football team to return from Columbus
after winning the Big Ten championship. And maybe 4,000 fans
wouldn't turn out for an APA rally during a blizzard as they did for
a pep rally before the Ohio State game. But the pride felt at the Uni-
versity for its many diverse areas of excellence is not a quanitative
measure. Rabb is correct in pointing out that the APA does as much
as the football team "to spread the good name of the University." In
this respect, the only important respect, the APA and every other area
of excellence at the University is to be held in the highest of esteem.
Football A tendance Lags .. .
(As an aside, it can be said that the APA actually tops the foot-
ball team in percentage of total seats available sold. The APA just
about sells out its season of four plays before the complete program
has been announced. Michigan Stadium has been filled to only about
60 per cent of capacitythe last two seasons. I'dlikerto see ticket
manager Don Weir try and sell tickets to games before it has been
publicly announced which team Michigan will play!)
This is the assumption at the University: that there is room for
many activities to excel. There is no thought that excellence in
varied areas is too much for the University to undertake or that any
of these areas is antagonistic to another. University President Harlan
Hatcher summed up this feeling while speaking at the pre-Ohio State
pep rally when he said, "I have communicated to Coach Elliott and
his players my view that the intellectual image of the University will
not be damaged by a victory over Ohio State on Saturday."
Unlike schools in the Ivy League, the University sees no con-
flict between academic and athletic excellence. The academic
reputation of these elite institutions is high. Yet for some reason,
these institutions deliberately enact policies which will make their
athletic teams competitive only within their narrow sphere and
non-competitive with the nation's best. How a squad like Yale's
swimming team, perennially one of the country's best, fits into
this overall non-competitive picture is unclear.
Nor does the University feel so insecure that it must prove its
academic preoccupation by acting like the Ohio State faculty council
in November, 1961. At that time, the OSU faculty council voted to
not allow its football team to accept a Rose Bowl bid. The main argu-
ment of the prevailing ppinion was that a winning football team seen
on national television would somehow degrade the academic aspira-
tions of the school.
The University also has wisely not put all its athletic eggs in one
basket. Football is king and basketball is important but the ac-
complishments of Wolverine teams in these two sports have not been
allowed to dominate the sports scene. The so-called minor sports have
their place at the University also.,
Nationally Ranked Squads . .
With a nationally-ranked Big Ten champion in football and a
basketball team rated No. 1 by practically everybody before the season
started, it is easy for some not so acquainted with the University to
forget about the seven other varsity sports.
After the basketball team became co-champion of the Big Ten
last March, the other winter sports turned in a record of four cham-
pionships with one team a runner-up. At the NCAA Meets, the hock-
ey team won the national championship while in the other sports the
lowest Michigan team was sixth in the country.

to see what the Los Angeles areaj
has to offer in entertainment.
The thing which always baffles
Eastern people when they travel
West is how spread out everything
is. Well, metropolitan Los Angeles{
is no exception.
The attractions are spread from
Santa Monica, on the ocean, to
Disneyland, more than 40 freeway
miles away.
Of course, for youngsters to
neonle Iving on their death bed.'

is also located in the central area.
There one can buy anything imag-
inable and is likely to see movie
personalities doing the same thing.
Of course a hike down Hollywood
Boulevard might open a few eyes
also. Grauman's Chinese Theatre
is nearby too.
Nighttime presents an endless
variety of things to do and places
to go. If you're over 21 it helps

For the mountains and certain 111 ten miles north of Palm
snow skiing possibilities, the San Springs and then following it into
Gabriels are only two hours away town. The Salton Sea, a popular
at the most. The closest ski area winter water resort, is just an-
is Mount Baldy, 40 miles east and other 30 miles to the southeast.
10 miles north of Los Angeles. For another trip, San Diego,I
Most popular, though, are those home of the world's "largest and
winter resorts near Big Bear Lake, best" zoo and base of one of the
about 90 miles east of Los Angeles. Navy's largest installations, is only
Christmas and New Year's are 120 miles, or less than two and a!
the most productive times, snow- half hours drive, south of Los An-
wise, for places like Snow Valley, geles.
Snow Summit, and Rebel Ridge. The zoo, located just off US
The latter two places make their route 395 in downtown San Diego,
own snow in the winter anyway, is world famous for its collections
o one can be assured of good con- of animals, reptiles, and birds,

swimming and surfing in Cali-
fornia. Pronounced "La Hoya," it
is a little over two hours from
Pasadena. Residents feel that its
Cove and La Jolla Shores beaches
for swimming, plus Wind 'n' Sea
beach for surfing, compare favor-
ably with any in the country.
. Probably first on any side-trip
itineraryis Tijuana, Baja Cali-
fornia, 20 minutes south of San
Diego at the end of U.S. route 101.
'The town offers thousands of
curioshops, several bull rings, the
Fronton Palace for jai alai, Cali-
ente race track for its famous 5-10

1kuui ,,it u blcAuuulu The Sunset Strip is the prime ditions there. Most areas have and its Cfhildren's Zoo withl un- -------------or
Southern California is synono-';ThettnnsetnStrjoursythetprime
mous with Disneyland. area of night spots. It abounds their own ski rental shops. caged animals. eig, andjyn
Aproshudpatosedwith supper clubs and lounges. Desert Anyone? Anchors Awayeincuty
A person should plan to spend t spe yu'eud 2. Frthsds yoa Srng Coronadn Island,home of part Another 65 miles south of Ti-
at least a full day there if hie Again, forget it if you're under 21. For the desert, Palm Springs ConaoIldhm ofpr Aote65 iesouhfT-
wishes to survey t fairly ade- For restaurants, Hollywood Blvd., can be reached in about three of San Diego's large Navy base, juana you can get a little better
quately. Reach it by taking the La Cienega Blvd., Sunset Blvd., hours. Located approximately 140 is a short 10-minute ferry boat taste of typical Old Mexico
Santa Ana Freeway outbound to- and Wilshire Blvd., are lined with miles southeast of Los Angeles, ride across San Diego Bay. in Ensenada. Although quickly
ward San Diego. Located in Ana- outstanding places to eat. one can reach it by taking the San La Jolla, though 10 miles emerging from its deep sleep, the
heim, it is about a 40-minute drive If you are in the mood for side Bernardino Freeway and Inter- north of San Diego, has probably town still has an easy-going at-
from downtown Los Angeles. trips on the way to the Rose Bowl, state 10 to California State Route the most renowned beaches for mosphere not found in Tijuana.
Home on the Farm save your time until you reach Los
Knott's Berry Farm is also in Angeles..
the same area. Now dwarfed by its With places like Santa Monica,
giant neighbor Disneyland, it used the San Gabriel Mountains, Palm,
to be and still is one of Los An- Springs, San Diego, and Tijuana,
gles' prime attractions with its just hours away from Los Angeles, e sGe thei h
Wild West atmosphere. it is more than worth it to wait.f app ness ts G.T tng Right G ft
Santa Monica is home of Pacific If you like the ocean, a whole. L
Ocean Park, a lesser-known ver- seacoast is at your disposal. A re- TRY THESE!
sion of the Disneyland-type at- minder, though, is that the sea
traction. Its oceanside location water is likely to be near a cool 55
provides natural surroundings for or 60 degrees,
some of its zany rides. In the immediate Los Angeles
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This policy of excellence for all sports is in keeping with the
Michigan tradition. With the advent of athletic scholarships, Athletic
Director H. 0. (Fritz) Crisler decided not to just' concentrate in one

sport like Indiana in swimming or several like Ohio State in football, L g h t a n d li th e le a t h e r--- m.
basketball, and swimming but in all the sports. The result is excellence
in both "major" and "minor" sports. f f w m n
After the doldrums of the 1950s, caused partly by the harsh
adjustment to the reality of athletic scholarships and sudden
competition from thye north, a football dynasty is being revived. '*~ 6~.l£.
A basketball dynasty, the only sport at the University without a JJFor the discri inating musiclove ..
tradition of excellence until recent years, is being forged withF r ei i tm cl
the 'goal of a first national championship in sight next spring.
Ample evidence of the power of each will be presented during the p"SORORITY" _I This Christmas choose from Ann Arbor's
Christmas holidays: from the football team on the west coast CS
and from the basketball team on the east coast.Gmost varied LP stock- Pops, Classics, Chil-
And the Michigan Marching Band, performing during halftime at I
the Rose Bowl, will be a symbol of the diverse excellence at the Uni-- dren's Records, Religions-The Spoken Word.
versity. I have seen and heard the top bands in the Big Ten in per- Ri
son and the bands of the top schools in the nation on television in eve got then and we're here to e. you
the last several years. vla
I have yet to see a better band perform and it is almost incompre- find them.
hensible to me how a band could be better. It takes a superb kind of
musicianship for a band to keep most of the crowd at Michigan M,,I.....
Stadium in their seats for a post-game show. The fans show their ap-
preciation by often applauding louder and longer than they do for Shop where music on records is our pesure
the football team.;
This achievement of excellence in non-athletic as well as athletic as well as our business.
areas is what makes the University great. For any University to claim a 50 6
to be greater, it will have to compete successfully in these multiple
areas. s-&r.
____ ___ ____ ___ ____ ___ ____ ___ ____- IBlck or Bone


This one's only
It's Formfit/Rogers
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in their own
opaque nylon
tricot that stays
lovely longer.
Alencon lace trims
the yoke, and hem.
Red or Pink.

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