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PAGE EIGHT

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 23.1962

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Weatherly Wins by 26 Seconds

NEWPORT, R .I. (A')-Defenider
Weatherly stood off a dramatic
dosing surge by Gretel and nar-
rowly beat the gallant Australian
challenger yesterday by 26 sec-
onds-the closest America's Cup
finish in history-for a 3-1 lead in
the series.
President John F. Kennedy and
a floating gallery of about 800
craft saw Weatherly's canny skip-
per, Emil (Bus) Mosbacher Jr.,
send his blue-hulled queen of sea
racers into a 340-yd. lead on the
opening eight-mile leg into the
wind, then called on all his sail-
ing wizardry to withstand a strong
Giretel challenge on the final two
legs of the 24-mile triangle.
Handled Masterfully
Gretel, handled masterfully by
46-year-old Jock Sturrock, chop-
ped Weatherly z commanding lead
in half on the second eight-mile
lap-a beam reach across the
southerly wind under spinnaker
headsails--and almost caught the
American sloop on the final leg.
The first 40 minutes of the race,
in moderate winds, provided a
thrilling bow-to-bow duel, then
Mosbacher moved Weatherly to
the front. Pointing higher toward
the wind and going faster, the U.S.
sloop turned the first weather

mark with a lead of 1 minute, 26
seconds.
Sturrock cut the lead on the
second leg-a beam reach across
the wind-with colorful spinna-
kers flying-and then engaged
Weatherly in a stirring war of
tactics over the final eight-mile
stretch.
The pulsating finish brought an
ear-shattering roar of cheers,
whistles and horn blasts of trib-
ute from the spectator fleet.
Now Weatherly needs only to
capture the fifth race Tuesday to
insure continued possession of the
bottomless old pitcher symbol of
world yacht racing supremacy won
by America 111 years ago and
never budged by 17 challengers
who preceded Australia.
An archaic New York Yacht Club
law, which forbids firing cannon
on Sunday makes today a tradi-
tional holiday. There will be, no
race Monday because the Aussies,
still experimenting with their gear,
exercised their prerogative to ask
for a "lay day"-their fourth in
as many races.
Rounding the final turning
mark, the Aussie crew was quicker
and more polished in setting Gret-
el's spinnaker and "cheater"-a
small auxiliary headsail.

MUSKET MASS MEETING TONIGHT!

UNION BALLROOM
7:30

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Gretel immediately went into at-
tack by attempting to go to wind-
ward of Weatherly. After about 12
minutes, both boats were steering
so high in relation to the wind
that Weatherly set a Genoa jib.
Gretel followed suit three min-
utes later. Then Gretel tried to
climb onto Weatherly's wind. Mos-
bacher responded by pointing up
and keeping Gretel on his wind-
ward wave.
When Gretel's skipper saw that
Weatherly would not let him pass,
the Australians re-hoisted their
spinnaker and bore off, down-
wind. Weatherly put up a spin-
naker, too.
Steer Upwind
Gretel made a final bid ten
minutes from home by steering up
again toward the wind, trying to
speed past to windward of Weath-
erly. Her bold effort just failed of
success, and Weatherly crossed the
line as winner by the smallest
margin in the entire series his-
tory.
The previous closest victory was
the 47-seconds last Tuesday, when
Gretel beat Weatherly over a sim-
ilar triangle in the second race of
the 1962 challenge.
Before that, the United States
entry, Vigilant, beat Britain's
Valkyrie II by 40 seconds in a
handicap race. The British en-
deavour edged Harold S. Vander-
bilt's Rainbow by 51 seconds in
the second race in the battle of
Majestic "J" boats in 1934. Van-
derbilt was a guest of President
Kennedy today on the destroyer.
Australia's magnificent showing
in winning one race and making
such a gallant stand in the other
seems to have justified the million
dollars in money and all the
thought and effort put into the
challenge.
Harris Cops
U.S. Amateur
Golf Crown
PINEHURST, N.C.) (R)-Labron
Harris Jr., 20-year-old son of an
Oklahoma professional, stormed
from behind an almost hopeless
deficit with a string of pars and
birdies yesterday and won the 62nd
U.S. Amateur Golf Championship
with an incredible 1 up victory
over insurance man Downing Gray
of Pensacola, Fla.
Five down and all but counted
out after the morning round on
the 7,150-yd., par 36-36-72 No.
2 Pinehurst course and still five
down with 15 to go, the scholarly-
looking Harris won five straight
holes to square the match. He
went two up with a par at the
28th and a clutch birdie at the
34th and closed out the match
on the 36th.

MICHIGAN

FRiATER-ITES

INVITE

YOU

TO

RU-SH-

ACACIA
ALPHA DELTA PHI
ALPHA- KAPPA LAMBDA
ALPHA SIGMA PHI
ALPHA TAU OMEGA
BETA THETA PI
CHI PHI
CHI PSI
DELTA CHI
DELTA KAPPA EPSILON
DELTA SIGMA PHI
DELTA TAU DELTA
DELTA UPSILON
KAPPPA ALPHA PSI
KAPPA SIGMA
LAMBDA CHI ALPHA
PHI DELTA THETA
PHI EPSILON PI
PHI GAMMA DELTA
PHI KAPPA PSI
PHI KAPPA SIGMA
PHI KAPPA TAU
PHI SIGMA DELTA
PHI SIGMA KAPPA
PI LAMBDA PHI
PSI UPSILON
SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON
SIGMA ALPHA MU
SIGMA CHI
SIGMA NU
SIGMA PHI
SIGMA PHI EPSILON
TAU DELTA PHI
TAU EPSILON PHI
TAU KAPPA EPSILON
THE TA-CHI
THETA DELTA CHI
THETA X
TRIANGLE
TRIGON

The open house usually

consists of

a tour of the house and a talk with
some of the brothers. Remember-

everyone
houses

is welcome at all open

OPEN HOUSES
During the more informal smokers
you socialize with the brothers

SMOKER

At lunchesc
a further to
fraternal izir
like. Relax-
and find ou,
things.

and other rushees, making lots of
.; friends and having lots of laughs,
but most important, deciding if
and where you want to pledge.
and dinners, you get
ste of -what the
,ig atmosphere is realIly
-enjoy the food-
it a lot of interesting
LUNCHES and DI
MEETING

Cleopatra, with feminine guile,
Said to Tony,"Let's barge down the Nile!"
When she reached for an asp.
Her belt lost Its clasp,
So she stapled it up Swingline style.
SWVINGL IN E
STAPLER ,

NNERS

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