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Tuesday, March 27, 1973 '








The Herbarium.
2009 North University Bldg.

NEW YORK (A) - Brad Van
Pelt, Michigan State's mammoth
defensive ace, was signed by the
New York Giants of the National
Football League yesterday for a
reported $300,000 covering three
While both the 6-foot-5, 235-pound
all-around athlete and Wellington
Mara, president of the Giants, de-
clined to give the exact figure,
both indicated the Giants had beat-
en a baseball offer from the St.
Louis Cardinals. Van Pelt was the:
Giants' second-round pick, their
first in the NFL draft since they!
had traded away their first round'
The Cardinals announced that
they had offered Van Pelt $100,-
000 bonus and they were believed
ready to go even higher if they
could get assurance that t h e
Michigan State athlete, a fire-
ball pitcher, should choose
baseball over football.
Van Pelt admitted that he re-
ceived a bonus in six figures that
covered three years with a no-cut
clause. Mara, who flew to Van
Pelt's hometown of Owosso, Mich.,
over the weekend to talk to the ath-
lete personally, said:
"There is no doubt that Van
Pelt would have been a first-round
draft choice if the football clubs
had not been fearful that he might
choose baseball for a career.''
Van Pelt said he expected to

play strong side linebacker ra-
ther than safety, where he was
Duffy Daugherty, his coach at
Michigan State, said he could play

Van Pdlt, 23, also played three ball. I like baseball because it of-
years as forward on MSU's basket- fers the personal challenge, man
ball team, earning nine letters in against man. I like football because
three years of varsity competi- of the camaraderie and team ef-
tion. fort atmosphere."


any of the 22 positions on t h e He said that he agonized quite "What swung the pendulum in
team. a lot before he made up his mind favor of football, I think, was the
to choose football over baseball. fact that I believe I can make the
In high school, Van Pelt said, "Money wasn't a factor," Van team.
"I played both offense and safe- Pelt said upon being introduced "I have a good fast ball but-my
ty, and I did all of the kicking. to the New York press with a curve leaves something to be de-
I kicked off in the last six games fanfare befitting a superstar, sired, I figure it might have tak-
I played for Michigan State, and "There actually was very little en me four or five years in the
I have kicked 50-yard field goals' difference in the two offers. minors to perfect it. I'm in more
in practice." "I like both baseball and foot- of a hurry than that."
"I'm very pleased to be with the
Giants," he said, although indicat-
ing he was sorry he would not be
table to pitch for the MSU's Spar-
a tans this spring.
aWSVan Pelt said he reached agree-
ment with Wellington Mara, the
Giants' owner, at a meeting in
By The Associated Press New York Friday night. He was
" RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo.-George Sisler, a member of the accompanied during the negotia-
Baseball Hall of Fame, and generally considered to be the finest tions by his wife, Mary; .father,
baseball player in the history of the University of Michigan, died Arnold, and brothers, Robin and
yesterday afternoon at St. Mary's Health Center in this St. Louis Kim.
suburb. He was 88. Van Pelt said General Manager
Bing Devine of the Cardinals
Sisler never played in the minors, breaking into major league had had several talks with him
ball in 1915 directly from the University of Michigan, where he had and that he had been in conver-
starred as a pitcher under Wolverine coach Branch Rickey, who sation steadily over the past few
later converted him to first base with the St. Louis Browns. weeks with Jim Trimble, direc-
During his 16-year major league career, Sisler hit .340. His top tor of pro personnel for t h e
mark was .420 in 1922, and he set a major league record for base- Giants, and Mara, the team's top
hits in 1920, with 257. Noted as much for his excellent fielding and executive.
speed on the basepaths as for his skill at the bat, he was elected to Mara flew in Saturday and
the Hall of Fame in 1938, the first firstbaseman to be so honored. came by the house around 8 p.m.,"
- * * Van Pelt said. "We hammered
. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Veteran Rick Wise pitched seven away until well after midnight -
impressive innings and helped himself with a key double yesterday I guess it was nearer one o'clock.
in leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a..3-2 exhibition baseball victory ty high, but okay.' The deal was
over the Boston Red Sox. made, and I was very relieved.
Wise allowed six- hits, struck out five and didn't issue a walk "I am very happy. I have always'
in his longest stint of the spring. He was tagged for a run in the thought it would be nice to play
third on an infield hit by Mike Guerrero, a stolen base and Luis in New York. The fact that it was
Aparicio's line single. the Giants had a lot to do with
Lou Brock got the Cards rolling against Luis Tiant. He doubled swinging me over to football."
and scored on another double by Bernie Carbo in the third, then
Brock lined another double in the fifth for another run and scored
himself on a single by Carbo.



F 1

Let's talk politics.
We're a group of people who worked in various capacities in the
McGovern campaign. We live in Ann Arbor. We're frankly concerned
that a city which voted 62% for McGovern last fall will be lost by-de-
fault to the same Nixon philosophies the city rejected in November.
If you supported George McGovern because of 'real concern over
what was happening to this country and its people, you should know
some plain facts about April 2nd's city election.
First, you should know that Ann Arbor's mayor has the veto power
over city legislation. It takes eight of the ten council votes to over-ride a
veto. Conservative Republicans control three of the five council seats not
up for re-election this year.
Thus, we could elect progressive candidates in all five of the coun-
cil races and still lose control of the city to a conservative mayor back-
ed by three incumbent Republicans.
There are three candidates running for mayor: Republican Steph-
enson, HRP Kaimowitz, and Democrat Mogdis. Stephenson comes, philo-
sophically and literally, from the same people who brought you Richard
Nixon. If elected, he makes it amply clear that he will dismantle every
people-oriented city program in existence-just as Nixon is gutting fed-
eral programs.
There are two progressive candidates: Mogdis and Kaimowitz.
There are differences in their programs. But these translate, in practical
terms, to differences in technique and style much more than substance.
But there is a very real difference.
For Kaimowitz to win, HRP would have to DOUBLE its best previous
showing. To accomplish this, HRP would have to find massive support in
parts of the city where they have never received more than a handful
of votes. It's just not going to happen.
But we are not making a lesser-of-two-evils argument.
Franz Mogdis is a positive choice. He has a'solid record of skillful
service to progressive causes. He has demonstrated political courage in
his stands while a member of the planning commission. He will be a good
mayor from the start, very probably the best Ann Arbor has ever had..
As an Ann Arbor voter, you have more than a choice between two
good people. Your vote will elect either Franz Mogdis or James Stephen-
son-regardless of whom you vote for.

AP Photo
Virginia Tech's Allan Bristow (44) is flanked by teammates Charlie
Thimas (24) and Bobby Stevens (23). Bristow, who is holding the
championship trophy, led the Goober scoring with 91 points for
the tournament.



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Everyone Welcome!

star junior center Bill Walton has
reportedly drafted a letter asking'
President Nixon to intervene so he
and other nonseniors can play for






8-10 p.m.
West Conference
Room, 4th Floor

the United States in the upcoming
basketball series with Russia, the,
Los Angeles Times says.
The National Collegiate Athletic
Asociation has said it will take ac-

tion against any underclassmen and
their schools if' they take part in
the series because its sponsor, the
AAU, did not request a sanction.
Walton, arrested while taking part
in an anti-war demonstration last
year, reportedly wants to play in
the series, at least in the games in
Los Angeles and his hometown of
San Diego, the Ties said.

This Week in Sports
LACROSSE - L'anse Creuse at Ferry Field, 7:00 p.m.
LACROSSE - Purdue at Ferry Field, 2:00 p.m.
TRACK - at Western Kentucky
RUGBY - at Pittsburgh
LACROSSE - Ashland at Ferry Field, 1:30 p.m.
; ' ss t hn O



The Bruins are in St. Louis where
they went for their seventh straight
national collegiate basketball title
in the NCAA finals last night.
The story, printed in yesterday's
Times editions, said a desire by
Walton to attack the NCAA stand
was apparently the reason for his
move from one hotel to another
and not the rumored purpose that
he would sign with a professional
team after the finals.
UCLA --officials said the move
was made because the first hotel's
beds were not big enough for the
6-foot-11 player.
The Times quoted Walton's finan-
cial adviser, Sam Gilbert, as say-
ing "it got too noisy for him over
there, so he moved out." Asked if
there was any truth to speculation
that Walton might sign for a re-
ported $2 million with the Phila-
delphia 76ers who have his Na-
tional Basketball Association rights,
Gilbert was quoted as answering,
Amid continued reports that Wal-
ton might sign with the pros, and
more reportsgthatthe would stay
for his senior year at UCLA, Coach
John Wooden has said he thinks
the All-American will stay. 76er
owner Irv Kosloff said he would
talk with the player after the final
playoff game.
ST. LOUIS-The formation of a
new organization to comply with a
dictate from the International Fed-
eration was endorsed unanimously
yesterday by the Basketball Fed-
eration of the United States of
The International Basketball As-
sociation strippedathe Amateur
Athletic Union of all international
powers at the 1972 Munich Olym-
pics and ordered the United States
to form anothet organization to re-
place the AAU, said Edward S.
Steitz, president of the federation:
"BFUSA will support a new or-
ganization which will be. led by
the Amateur Basketball Associa-
tion of the United States of Amer-
ica," Steitz said at the group's an-
nual meeting. "We will support all
basketball interests."
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We cannot stand the burden of conservative Republican control of
government from the White House all the way to City Hall. We believe
the responsible course for progressives in this election is solid support for
Franz Mogdis.
Laird Harris-Political Director, Michigan McGovern Campaign
Wally Long--Finance Director, Michgan McGovern Campaign
David Vaughn-Associate Director, Michigan McGovern Primary Campaign
Bill Hollyer-2nd District McGovern Campaign Director
Al Crockett-2nd District Field Staff
Bruce Cameron---2nd District Volunteer Recruiter and Coordinator
Keech LeGrand-2nd District Finance Chairman
Bob Ambrose-2nd District Office Manager


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letter. Pocket pictures, taken with
a little Kodak pocket Instamatic
camera, are nearly postcard size
.so you've got plenty of room
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