THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, May 25, 1972
Services are set or former Daily sot
This Saturday former Michigan cused of being repetitious. Each sick. Those who knew him well ficiently dirty to gain modest sustained.
Daily associate sports editor, Wioiam subsequent version was differ- felt that he absorbed what little notoriety. He even managed to After the completion of his
X. C usumano is to be betrothed toth copein fhi
current Michigan Daily assistant ent enough to put the listener culture he had from these sur- have one god game, naturally college career Fill decided to
sports editor Sandra Therese Genis asleep in under ten minutes. roundings. when the college scouts w e r e put his academic training to
ot New Britain, Connectfict, home Every recital further embel- Because of these origins Cu- present. work and became a professional
stafthe lattvioe ttl re at a lished the Cusumano legend. sumano often referred to him- Turning down offers from such liar for the Michigan Athletic
te events leading up to the np- They also enabled him to estab- self as the Kid. But those who powerhouses as Otterbein and department. He was remarkably
tials and will be is Connecticut to lish a rather large credibility were closest to him called him Dropsey, Fill decided to head suited for the job as he was
cover the ceremony itself. gap. The most recent versions the Rat. His last roommates cal- south to Wake Forest in the able to name 87 per cent of the
Services wi be held Saturday were incriminating enough to led him Fillmore after the thir- hopes that it would turn him in- Southeast Conference's basket-
afternoon at 2:tt pem. in New put him away for ten-to-twenty teenth President of the United to a gentleman. Two years, a ball players from 1955 on back-
Britain, Connecticut for Willian if his friends had chosen to re- States, Millard Fillmsore. Mil- crippling injury and a visit from wards. Showing good taste his
Ctsumano a leading character lay them to certain eastern po- lard installed the first indoor the FBI later, he concluded that employer immediately gave him
in Ann Arbor's sporting world. lice departments. lavatory in the White House and the case was hopeless and came a desk in the far corner of the
Cusuanosuccumbedo longr L ikemanyrbetterksince that was Cusumano's fav- north to Ann Arbor where de- basement.
Custimano succumbed to a ton Like many better known per- orite room in the apartment the generates are less conspicuous. Throughout his two year ca-
iness which developed cightees sonalities Cusumano was born in appellation was a natural. Deciding that his future lay reer, Cusumano achieved notable
months ago when he fell on his the shadow of Ebbetts Field. After a typical abnormal child- in the scholarly world T oe success, especialy on road trips.
head trying to kick a field goal However, unlike these ltminar- hood, Fill went on to become a Rat forsook his athletic career He could justly claim that be
with an empty beer can ies. he only sank further into the typical messed up adolescent. for one as a journalist. Several never went to bed sober when
Famous for his lengthy story shade. He profesed to be an expert in verbose and self-aggrandizing he was traveling on his em-
telling, Cusumano was fond of He spent his early childhood the ancient art of New York columns later the Rat lost all ployer's money.
repeating the same tale a min- in the bleachers, cheering on the street fighting, but bore no scars three of his readers and w a s Though he often claimed that
imum of four times to the same local bums and watching h i s to support his claims. thereafter published only when he would move on to bigger and
person. But he could not be ac- fellow fans drink themselves When his family moved to the racetrack results were 'ot better things it was expected
-_ _-__ _-__ _ greener grass in rural New Jer- available. that Fill would have hung on to
sey the Rat mended his ways During the intermediate sum- earn his fifty year pin with the
UAC & SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRESENT and became a successful h i g h mers Cusumano became a suc- department.
AN OUTDOOR CONCERT school athlete. As a football play- cesful furniture mover, criss- Contributions may be sent to
. er he won the distinction of be- crossing the nation to ruin peo- the Home for Alcoholic Prevare-
The University Summer Symphony ing called for pass interfer- ple's treasured heirlooms. A cators in Bogulusa, Louisiana,
Mozart: Overture o Abduction from Seragtio ence on the goal line twice in co-worker almost put him out congratulations may be sent to
Stravinsky: Plrireella Suiethe same game. of his misery by dropping a safe his former roommates in An n
aHis greatest success, however, on his head, but unfortunately Arbor and condolences to his
Beethoven: Symphony No. ' /came on the basketball court. only structural damage was bride-to-be in New Britain.
Conducted by GROVER WILKINS II Though he was much too short
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