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Page 8-Thursday, September 15, 1977-The Michigan Daily


Doc L ho

She has crossed the 50 yard line
under the maize and blue banner
before every home football game for
the last 15 years, yet most of the
104,000-plus people in the stands
wonder who the elderly lady is as she
is escorted across the field.
Dr. Hazel Losh has watched foot-
ball at Michigan Stadium since the
first game there in 1927, her first
year as an astronomy professor at
Michigan. Entering her 50th year as
a Wolverine fan, Doc Losh remains a
living legend on campus.
Her astronomy class was always a
favorite among athletes, expecially
because of her A-B-C grading sys-
tem: A for athletes, B for boys and C
for coeds.
"Time magazine started that a long
time ago," Doc Losh [as most people
refer to her] said, "and it bothered
me while I was teaching. It was just
kind of a joke, but I received a lot of
letters from girls."

Robert Michener referred t
Losh's grading system ghe
created the ideal university i
recent book Sports in Am
"Somebody told me about tha
I never read it myself," she sai
used to bother me, but now w

Big Blu
D e "I was listening to Ron Kramer on
n he a sports program on theradio and the
er his interviewer mentioned - something
erica. about the stars around the moon. Ron
t, but told him that it wasn't a star, but a
e all planet."
we Yl

joke about
Renfrew (M
always intro
are just
but if I

it and that's how Al " 'How do you know?' ,the inter
[ichigan ticket manager) viewer asked."
duces me." " 'Doc Losh taught it to mej' Ron
. told him."
Football is her favorite, but cer-
like Rick Leach tainly not her only spectator sport.
She attends both basketball) and
a number to me, hockey games as regularly as the
weather permits.
were teaching I Doc Losh retains all of the enthusi-
cnow all of them asm of a freshwoman trying out for
the cheerleading squad as she recalls
lly. all the years of pep rallies, Ohio State
-- Doc Losh games, and Hse Bowls (four of
them) she haaetended.
"I miss s .nen aear ha

"I never did like Ohio State, even
though they : were right' next door."
Thus continues the sagaoaf Profes-
sor ' Emeritus Hazel Losh, the ram-
paging defender of Michigan'sthlet-
ics, the r booster, of spirits ; and ,a
continuous 'subscriber to The= Mch4
'gan Daily since 1921 T:liut.she :stiff
holds one fea r this, week. -,
"I hope -BO won't be, madat :nine
when=. he reads this;" she,: confidett
I 4 hate to have him after me,..;V':,Xn
afraid of firm
2c Southern Cal (4} ....... 1-0-0 986.}
3. Notre Dame (9) . 1=0-6 !N
4 Alabama (t) ... 1=0-0 971 c
S. Oklahoma (2)
6.'Ohio State (1) . t-11-U. 64 i"
7. Texas A&M (1)
411e)DAiLY LiB J=" .3 5%01
8. Texas Tech (1) . .. 1-0.0. i9it r
9, liousten ( ) . '..... i40 ' i '2
'10. Penn state :..::....:: 4'4=0 375
11. Maryland ....... :................ 1-0-0 2"i ;
12. Colorado... .. ... l-1} U 26I
X3. Mississippi St -i? 0 lalt
-It. lJ C L.A,.. 0 1-Q .111
15..Oklahoma St , , . , 1-0-0 x'
iii. Pittsburgh 0 1-1)' it'
11i Georgia ... : ........ .......:1-0-0 73
18. Texas (1) . ....................... mm) 72
:d 'Ptorida "0-04,' :dl,
.20. Arigham.Young ... . .............. 1-0-(I 34

Hazel "Doc" Losh is as much a part of Michigan tradition
as "The Victors" and the Little Brown Jug. Though she re-
tired in 1968, the former astronomy prof is still one of the,
Wolverines' most avid boosters.


i' , r
. . r

..,: . . . .
"I'll confess that if an athlete were
on the border line between a C and a
B, I would call him in and try to help
him through an extra paper, an extra
exam, or some type of arrangement
to make the extra grade.
"But I have no tirne at all for
people who didn't show up at class,"
she snapped. "It just shows that they
don't care. I would give them their D
or E."
The 79-year-old professor relishes
her teaching days prior to her
retirement in 1968. In her 41 years of
teaching, she estimates that she
lectured to approximately 50,000
students in Angell Hall's Auditorium
I've taught some of the greatest
athletes who have ever lived," she
"That is the thing that I miss most
about teaching. People like Rick
Leach are just a number to me, but if
I were teaching I would know all of
them personally."
"I guess that's what happens when
you get old. But there's only one
alternative to getting old, so I'm glad
I'm old."
Every teacher hopes that a student
retains something more from a class
than the grade he or she received,
and Doc Losh is no different.
Anyone interested in trying out for
Michigan's women's tennis team
should attend the meeting and practice
that will be held on Friday, September
16th at 3:30 p.m. at the Track and Ten-
nis Building. Tryouts will also be held
on the 19th at the same place.
Any women interested in playing in-
nertube waterpolo should enter a team
by Monday, September 19th at the In-
tramural Building at State Street and
Hoover. An introductory clinic will be
held that same day at 7:00 p.m. in the
IM pooh. Actual play begins Thursday,
September 22nd, at the IM pool.

H did na, k-neelimd Bulgaria

a aaataa cp :aataai-a we tau
years ago,' the said,, .shaking,. bier
fists. "We would all. ,gather In Hill
Auditorium before every: game, and
cheer our hearts out
Although, she was: ,born- and .raised
in the heart of Ohio, _she has no
trouble with emotions When the
Scarlet and: stay come .to town . in ,.

For-Michigan cenfer Phil-Hubbard
and the rest. of -his :U:S. basketball
teammates the World University
Games in Sofia, ]Bulgaria was sup-,
posed to be "little," more than an'
exhibition tour into the' Iron Curtain:.
Instead, Hubbard suffered a knee
injury, and his cOM'p triotswwere part
of 'a physical, . a times" brawling,
basketball series concluding with a
bench-clearing.1igltt in A ,game with
Hubbard never made it to the fight
as he was sidelined with a knee
injury the game before against
SOME DUDE carne; doWa' on ;my
back while I was:;,, going for, ,a
T nro,'fl.; a xH; bhax+ "apolhe
J ac 1 of ,P,! 'ie 0,4y nee.;'
be nx me, Jrealaents, since
coming back."
The injury~ while no.tthought.
serious for the upcoming season, did
keep Hubbard away 'from , the Cuba
game. His teammates gave him the
In the second half oneof the (Cu-
ban)., players pushed,:Coach:,(Dnnny
Crumb ,andhe pushed back," :Hub"
bard said. {

One thing led to another and'.afteA
the fracaswas ended U.S. center Jinn
Bailey (from Rutgers), had., been cut
by a flying bottle, requiring .fig
number of stitches. a


P ubIJ'c'.'.H',earin on
h votIng
Punt Card A public hearing on Punch CardVoting in the city of Ann- Arbor will be
held on Thursday, September 24, at 8:00 P.M. in the Council Chamber in City
Hall. The hearing will be conducted by the committee appointed by, the Mayor:,
this summer to investigate and make recommendations 'on the advisability of
converting from the present machine voting system to punch card voting.
The committee is presently'reviewing information gathered ins previ.ov.$
years when punch card voting was first being considered, observitig eiecflons
in other communities where the punch card system is in use, exantiining they
voting ?devices currently available, and soliciting opinions and evaluations
from municipal officals and voters. The Thursday night hearing has been
scheduled to provide citizens an opportunity to register their concerns, ques-
tions, and opinions on punch card voting. All statements will be considered
by the committee as'it continues its study and will be noted in its final report
to Council.
A punch card voting device is on display in .the' City Clerk's, Office for
examination by interested voters.
Submitted by JEAN GRUMP, Chairperson,
Punchcard voting Committee

Phil Hubbard
,,the- ,most
gy'e As.Aciated Press
WASHII hOTOI1 - If you think
playing football is more dangerous
,,,,than riding a bicycle, you're in for a
'Surprise - and maybe a bruise or
two, too.
According to the National Injury
Information Clearinghouse, every
year bicycles are the rollaway'sports
winner for hurting people. The
danger index of bicycles is nearly
three times as high as the next most
dangerous sporty football. ;



M ASS M EETING: 7:00om Sept. 15
Penddlton: Room,
2nd fl,,,,,Mich..,-,un:ion,,,,.,,

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