THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, October 14, 1970 '
Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, October 10, 1970
By LEE KIRK
A FEW YEARS ago, some morally indignant
Michigan State University students decided
to do something about the excessive amount of
liquor on campus. They were particularly con-
cerned about the football fans who indulged in
tailgate picnics on campus replete with spiritous
liquids prior to Spartan home games. S uc h
indulgence, the students argued, was in clear vio-
lation of university rules, which then specifically
prohibited the possession of any alcoholic bever-
ages on university property.
The students mounted a campaign to
pressure the University police to enforce
the rules equally, and after embarrassed
university authorities busted a few befuddled
alumni, the students claimed a moral vic-
Last year; the MSU Board of Trustees made it
legal for anyone 21 or over to possess liquor on
campus, even in university housing. Whether this
change was prompted by the students stand will
probably never be known, but it is something to
ALL THIS BRINGS us to former Daily Sports
Editor Joel Block's request for an injunction to
stop this year's Michigan-MSU game, tentative-
ly scheduled for Oct. 17.
Block's complaint, which names the Re-
gents, University president Robben Fleming,
the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Ath-
letics and Athletic Director Don Canham
as defendents, contends that Michigan Stad-
ium is a place where "the laws of the State
of Michigan can be broken with impunity."
The complaint further contends that the
stadium is a place "used for lewdness . . .
(and) the unlawful storing, possessing and
sale" of drugs and liquor, and asks that fur-
ther games be barred until some final deter-
mination can be made.
Block's injunction request is based on the
measures used to ban a second Goose Lake Rock
Festival. He doesn't plan on wining the injunc-
tion, nor does he want to.
Block contends, however, that the same anti-
cipated conditions that caused the Labor Day
fest at Goose Lake to be banned can also be
expected to arise at the Michigan State game.
"I am not against football games but I am
for equal law enforcement," Block has said.
' "If the law applies to rock festivals, then it.
should also apply to football games."
Anyone who considers the whole thing absurd
should examine the affadavits filed by ten Ann
Arbor residents who attended the Texas A&M
game. Two truckloads of empty alcohol bottles
were carted away after the game, grade school
children were seen swiggin on half-empty wine
bottles and many of the students who indulged
were not 21, marijuana and other drugs were used
in the stands, sanitation facilities were not ade-
quate, traffic congestion and high noise levels
created a public nuisance, fans in the stands oc-
casionally became disorderly, and the hundreds of
law officers present in and around the stadium
did nothing to alleviate these conditions.
To anyone who has attended a Michigan foot-
ball game, these allegations are not news. In fact,
if you are reading this paper, you probably
have participated in one or more of these
Governor Milliken and the law-arid-order
goodie two-shoes who rushed out to harvest
political hay after Goose Lake have opened a
pandora's box. Block hopes that his suit will
force them to close the box or else be prepared
to reap the whirlwind.
If the State game is barred, it would be a
pyhrric victory, but it is almost inconceivable thast
this will happen. All Block hopes to accomplish
is to force the governor to fulfill his role as state
executive - making sure that all laws are equal-
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CINCINNATI (VP) - Troubled
Denny McLain was reinstated and
traded by Detroit to the Wash-
ington Senators yesterday, actions
that came after psychiatric tests
showed the controversial pitcher
"not ill" but "was subject to emo-
The reinstatement and trade,
which involved eight players, was
announced at a World Series news
conference by Baseball Commis-
sioner Bowie Kuhn, who said that
McClain remains on the probation
on which he was placed after
For the student body:
State Street at Liberty
being suspended for the first half
of the 1970 season for involvement
The tempestuous Tiger, who also
has financial problems, was in-
volved in two other suspensions
during the season, one by the
Tigers for throwing water on
sportswriters and another by
Kuhn on Sept. 9 for carrying a
gun on a Detroit road trip.
In announcing the reinstate-
ment, Kuhn said that McLain
was given tests by three eminent
psychiatrists for three days to de-
termine if he was worthy to com-
pete in a professional sport.
The commissioner said: "After-
ward, one of the psychiatrists in a
written report to me said, 'I do
not see any reason that McLain
should undertake psychiatric tests.
He is not ill. There is no need for
"THE PSYCHIATRIST said that
McLain was subject to emotional
stress from his various involve-
In Tampa, Fla., McLain called
the trade, "a chance to start over."
"I enjoyed playing -for Detroit.
Now I'm going to play against
them," McLain said after playing
18 holes of golf.
"I know Bob Short, Washing-
ton owner and, although I've only
met Ted Williams once, I've al-
ways admired him. It's a chance
to start over."
Asked about the "bad boy" tag
applied to him this season, Mc-
Lain said, "I think it was over-
done although I've done some
things that I shouldn't have. But
the only person I really hurt was
Of the psychiatric tests, McLain
said, "I've thought all this stuff
was getting to me so I took the
tests to see for myself. I've got
a letter here to prove I'm okay."
"I'M HAPPY and again I'm
not," McLain said. "Detroit has
always been good to me even
though I've had problems and my
record this year was just three
"I'm ready to start all over,"
McLain added. "I feel good phys-
ically and have been keeping in
shape playing golf. I'm just look-
ing forward to playing in Wash-
Overshadowed by the instate-
ment and trade of the two-time
Cy Young Award winner in the
American League, were the seven
other players in the deal.
Detroit received from Washing-
ton, pitcher Jim Hannon and Joe
Coleman, third baseman Aurelio
Rodriguez and shortstop Ed Brink-.
man and also sent to the Senators
third baseman Don Wert, infield-
er-outfielder Elliott Maddox and
pitcher Norm McRae.
In reinstating McLain, a 31-
game winner in 1968 who posted a
3-5 record and a 4.65 earned run
average in 14 games from July 1
until his second suspension Sept. 9,
"It cost him $11,000 in salary
and I think that is adequate pun-
'M' kickers to
The World Series..
..fighting for fans
NOT TOO long ago, virtually the entire sports world would
come to a standstill in order to follow the playing of base-
ball's fall classic, the World Series. This afternoon the Serdes
gets under way in Cincinnati, and the bulk of sports fans
in this country will probably have their minds on other sport-
Formally all other competition for the series would find
alternate playing dates so they would still be able to draw
crowds, but it is apparent that once again, the times, they are
At the same time the World Series is played this week,
there will be a plethora of collegedfootball games played, most
to capacity or near-capacity crowds. The Cincinnati-Baltimore
confrontation must share the spotlight with Professional Foot-
ball's schedule of games - only two games will be played at
non-conflicting times, Jets-Dolphins tonight and Packers-
Chargers Monday night and the latter game was shifted only
because the American Broadcasting Company wished to tele-
vise it. In addition to the football competition, basketball and
hockey are also providing a good measure of fan interest as
they get ready to begin their regular seasons. (Hockey began
its regular season last night.)
THE PRESENCE of all these alternatives does not m'an
a falling off of fan interest in series and, in fact, there may
not be a numerical drop, but in reality, as we all know, the
proportion of sports afficionadoes addicted to the happenings in
Cincinnati and Baltimore has gone down appreciably during
the recent past. The situation on this campus is probably
somewhat indicative of the trend around the country. While
many students will pay some heed to the Series, more will
display a true interest in the events occurring in West Lafayette
this afternoon and the game to be played in Tiger Stadium to-
It has become apparent that, unless your particular favor-
ite has advanced to the Series, it is unlikely that an indiidual
will pay more than passing interest to the games, and with
the numerous teams striving for the title, it is now rather un-
likely that the Series will attract the same addicts for more
than one or two years in succession.
SURPRISE! SURPRISE! Dennis Dale McLain will not
pitch for the Tigers next year. What was pretty much ex-
pected for the last couple of months was confirmed yesterday
afternoon, and the only real surprises involved the make-up of
the trade and the team the former Cy Young Award winner
was dealt to.
Given Denny McLain's blast at Tiger General Manager
Jim Campbell last August and the appointment of volatile Billy
Martin as Detroit manager, McLain's stay was bound to be
short and the only question that remained was whether he
would in fact be allowed to pitch again by Bowie Kuhn. When
McLain cleared that hurdle, he was bound to be off.
Yesterday's trade has already been the target of a good
deal of criticism on the Detroit sports scene, but the deal may
not be as bad as it sounded at first. The Tigers have certainly
helped themselves by shoring up the left side of their infield,
and Joe Coleman is still a potentially big winner in the majors.
When you consider the Tigers were under the gun, since every-
one knew they had to trade the pitcher, the Tigers got probably
as much for McLain as thy could have hoped. The big loss may
have been former Michigan star,Elliott Maddox. The infielder-
outfielder hit .248 during his rookie season and is potentially
a .300 hitter.
The fact that McLain could be acquired by a team in the
Tigers own 'division was the eye-catching part of the deal. The
pundits had more or less decided that the Tigers would send
their star to a National League club so that McLain would not
be able to come back and haunt them. Apparently the Tigers are
willing to take the risk, maybe, just maybe, because they had
visions of the 55,000 fans filling Tiger Stadium to see a re-
turning Denny McLain.
And Denny McLain will return.
HOW IMPORTANT is defense in football. Well, Denver,
Detroit and Los Angeles are the only unbeaten teams in the
NFL, and Detroit is first in defense, Denver is second, and
the Rams have dumped the opposing quarterback 23 times
already this year. Need any more be said . . . Professional basket-
ball's recent salary raise now makes the cage sport the most
lucrative of all sports.
All of you George of the Jungle fans, the time to arise for
the reinstatement of your hero is near. ABC is televising the
Michigan-Minnesota game, and a better time to make known
your desires will not be found .
Wichita names coachplay two foes
WICHITA, Kan. (P) - An as- edule of six g a m e s. Saturday's
sistant coach, J. Rpbert Seaman, game with Southern Illinois has
37, was appointed head football been canceled.
coach yesterday at Wichita State Seaman's hiring was announced
University, succeeding Ben Wilson at a news conference, which he
who. was killed in last Friday's attended.
crash of a chartered airliner. He said if the squad decides to
Thirteen varsity players also died continue the season, "we will at-
in the crash. tempt to reschedule the Cinein-
Seaman was named to finish nati game for Oct. 31 at Wichita,
out the 1970 season, if it is play- and reopen our season Oct. 24 at
ed, and w i ll start a three-year Little Rock against Arkansas."
contract with next season. The Cincinnati game, scheduled
The squad votes Sunday wheth- for Oct. 17, would be set back to
er to play out the remaining sch- allow resumption of practice.
Michigan's soccer team will
tangle with two squads this week-
end-one from the Toledo League
and one in college competition.
Today, the Wolverine booters will
make the short trip down to South
Bend for a match with Notre
Dame. Michigan is 0-1 in college
competition due to a loss to To-
ledo two weeks ago.
Tomorrow the Wolverines host
the Arsenal of the Toledo League
at Fuller Field which is located on
Fuller Road near the North Cam-
pus Commons. Kick-off time will
be 1:30 p.m.
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