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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Tuesdav. M©v 19 1970

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South Africa ..
... a not so easy queshon
THE INTERNATIONAL Olympic Committee's decision to bar
South Africa from Olympic competition because of that
nation's racial policy is viewed by many as an action long over-
due. South Africans and South African teams have long been
allowed to participate in international competition in spite of
the apartheid policy which excludes all non-white South Af-
ricans from representing their country, and has excluded many
non-whites (most notably Arthur Ashe) from participating in
sanctioned international competition in South Africa.
International abhorrence of apartheid has manifested it-
self almost everywhere South African athletes compete. Golfer
Gary Player has been subjected to hecklers and occasional as-
saults. The South African rugby team that toured Great Brit-
ain this past winter encountered demonstrations at almost
every game. The proposed visit of a South African cricket team
this summer to Britain has set off loud debates, and if indeed
the South African team does come, the staidest of all sports
will almost certainly see riots. Even the noble Commonwealth
Games face the possibility of riots, not to mention a widespread
African boycott, if all-white South African teams are allowed to
participate. Kenya has already announced that it plans to send
no one unless South Africa is barred.
It thus seems practical that the International Olympic
Committee has kicked South Africa out of the games, and
it seems reasonable to assume that the international sports
bodies which have not already excluded South Africa will
soon be following the committee's lead. And few people
doubt the rightness of the cause, for Apartheid is abhor-
rent and inhuman. '
But to view the exclusion of South Africa from Olympic
competition as a triumph is folly, It is a hollow victory at best.
It is hard to believe that South Africa would change its racial
policies one iota just because its athletes are barred from in-
ternational com etition.
Keeping Soth African athletes home will only force the
nation and its people to turn inwards, and what is perhaps the
last meaningful cultural bridge between South Africa and civi-
lization will have been lost. International competition brought at
least some South Africans out of their shell, and the varied
widespread demonstrations against apartheid they encounter
could serve to point up perhaps better than any other means the
cruel system they all condone.
The bind that apartheid imposes on international
sports may never be resolved. An athlete should compete
with others for his own glory and personal satisfaction,
and the honor his achievements bring to his nation should
be incidental and irrevelent. But this lofty goal belongs to
the ideal world, and the real world is much different. Prac-
ical considerations (limiting the number of contestants,
the formation of teams, etc.) as well as political ones have
rendered the Greek Olympic ideal useless. And to exclude
all South Africans solely because of their nationality is an
arrogant admission that this ideal is dead.
Should all South .African competitors be excluded from in-
ternational competition because the system that chooses them
is unfair and inhuman? Or should they be allowed to compete
because they too are human? The decision to judge one way or
the other is not so easy as it may seem.
The question then is - What nation can throw the
first stone? Righteousness, after all, is not measured by
degrees.

Wolverine racquetmen
overwhelm conference
to repeat as champions

For the second year in a row,
the Michigan tennis team reigns
as undisputed Big Ten tennis
champion. The Wolverines com-
pletely dominated the meet at
East Lansing this past weekend,
racking up seven of the nine
championships, one runner-up,
and 131 total points. So was
the Wolverine domination that
they had sewed up the team
title even before the finals be-
gan.
Although there was little
doubt that Michigan would walk
away with the marbles, their
dominance was surprising. De-
spit having a new coach and
losing their top three players
from a year ago, the Wolverines
won five of the six singles and
two of the three doubles.
Wolverines ace Mark Conti
Major League
Standings
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W 1. Pct. (GB
Baltimiore 24 10 .746 -
New York 20 16 .555 5
Detroit 15 16 .484 71/1
Boston 15 17 .469 8
Washington 14 20 .412 10
Cleveland 11 19 .366 11
WestD ivision
?Minnesota 23 10 .699 -
California 24 12 .667 ?
Oakland 18 18 .500 67i
Chicago 15 20 .429 9
Kansas City 13 22 .371 11
Milwaukee 112 3 .324 12/
Yesterday's Results
New York 10, Baltimore 4
Washington 7, Cleveland 3
Detroit at Boston, ppd., rain
California 6, Chicago 1
Minnesota 7, Kansas City 5
Other clubs not scheduled
Today's Games
Detroit at Boston, night
Oakland at Milwaukee, night
Minnesota at Kansas City, night
Cleveland at Washington, night
Baltimore at New York, night
Calfornia at Chicago, night

vanguarded the Michigan as-
sault by defeating 1968 cham-
pion Don Lutz of Northwestern
6-2. 5-7, 6-4. Jon Hainline fol-
lowed with a two-set Nin over
Michigan State's Tom Gray.
Conti and Hainline then teamed
up to capture the number one
doubles.
Number four singles Bruce
de Boer and number six Dan
McLaughlin also won singles
crowns and later teamed for a
victory in the number three
doubles.
Number three singles Joel
Ross defeated Minnesota's Dave
Cross 6-4, 6-4 for that cham-
pionship, but he and his doubles
partner Tim Ott failed to reach
the finals. The only Wolverine
to lose in the finals was Ramon
Almonte, who lost 1-6, 1-3 to
Tom Dunker of Indiana.
The victory was a sweet wel-
coming present for Michigan
cooach Brian Eisner, who took
over this season after coaching
at the University of Toledo.
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NIGHT EDITOR:
LEE KIRK

Randy Erskine

Individual
honors go to
'M' inksman
Michigan senior Randy Erskine
overcame the cold and damp
weather at Champaign this past
weekend to shoot a 302 and cap-
ture individual honors at the
Big Ten Golf championship by
two strokes.
In spite of Erskine's brillliance,
the Wolverines could manage
but a meager eighth place fin-
ish, as a balanced Indiana team
bested the field by 13 strokes.
Erskine overcame early put-
ting troubles in Saturday's play
to edge out Wayne McDonald of
Indiana and Bob Mulert of Iowa.
Other Michigan scores were
Keith Mohan - 319, John Roska
- 325, Gary Balliet - 329, Pete
Clarke - 332, and Bill Lyle - 318.

Russell and
Mann capture
track titles
Ira Russell captured the triple
jump and John Mann the high
jump to lead the Michigan thin-
clads to a fifth place in the Big
Ten outdoor championships at
Bloomington this past weekend.
The Wolverines finished with
64 points, two points behind
fourth-place Illinois. Third and
sixth places were separated by
a total of only five points, and
seve'al Wolverines barely missed
higher finishes.
Indiana won the meet with
117, beating out Wisconsin, the
defending champion, by 28
points, a much greater margin
than many had expected. Mich-
igan State was third and Min-
nesota sixth.
Russell also finished second
in the long jump, Godfrey Mur-
ray got a second in the 120 high
hurdles, as did Norm Cornwell
in the 660. Rick Storrey got a
third in the 880 and a fifth in
the mile.
Minnesota's sensational fresh-
man Garry Bjorklund was the
only double-winner of the meet,
taking both the three-mile in
14:11.4 and the mile in a record
time of 4:03.9.
Indiana's Larry Highbaugh, de-
fending champion in three events,
failed to repeat in all of them, but
Hoosier depth still prevailed.
.Ruggers win
in Virginia
The Michigan rugby team has
returned to Ann Arbor after
competing in the Virginia Com-
monwealth Tournament this
past weekend, where they fin-
ished fourth.
On Saturday, they played a
club from Sarnia, Ontario, and
exploded fourteen points in the
second half en route to a 20-6
victory.
Craig Mirkin scored his first
try in a Michigan uniform and
newcomer Roger Williams also
scored as Michigan struggled
to a 6-3 halftime lead. In the
second half, the backs took over
as Terry Larrimer, Vic Peppard
and Cleland Child all scored as
did forward Hank Lukaski. Pete
Swift made the only conversion
of the game just before the
final whistle sounded.

WITH WISCONSIN
Michigan nine splits pair

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Last Division

XI'
Chicago 18 15
New York 18 17
St. Louis 16 17
Pittsburgh 17 20
Montreal 13 21
Philadelphia 13 2Z.
WestD ivision
Cincinnati 27 11
xLos Angeles 20 15
Atlanta 19 16
Houston 19 19
San Francisco 18 20
xSan Diego 17 22

Pet. GB
.545 -
.514 1
.485 2
.459 3
.382 5 j
.341 6

Although Coach Moby Bene-
dict's men could only manage a
split in their doubleheader with
Wisconsin, their triumph in the
second game all but eliminated
the Badgers from the Big Ten
championship picture.
The Wolverines needed but
one run with the nightcap, and
they added a little suspense to
the game by waiting until the
seventh inning to get it. Catcher
Tom Lundstedt singled ',o start
the winning rally, and moved to
second on a wild pitch. He then
trotted home with the decisive
run when Mark Carrow unload-
ed a booming ground rule double
that bounced over the fence in
righteenter.
Wolverine starter Pete Helt

outdueled Jim Enlund, holding
the Badgers to but two hits and
two walks while fanning six.
Although he was the loser in
the opener, Wolverine left-
hander Jim Burton fanned
eight, leaving him just nine
short of the varsity record set by
Fritz Fisher in 1962.
The Badgers got to Burton
early, pushing across two runs in
the first and adding three more
in the third on a three-run
homer by Stu Voigt.
The Wolverines will play at
Bowling Green today and will
be home this weekend for
doubleheaders with Illinois and
Purdue. Saturday will be dedica-
tion day at Fisher Stadium, and
former great Michigan coach
Ray Fisher will be honored.

on this and that
Getting the Hell
Out of There
eric siegel
ITS' A GOOD THING the Michigan football team doesn't have
a game scheduled with Navy, as it did a couple of years ago.
or one with Army, as it did in the late '40's, this year because
if the Wolverines had scheduled either of these teams, chances
are there would only be nine football games, not ten, in 1970.
This observation becomes apparent when one considers the
recent action of these two schools tand I use the word sparingly)
in New Haven. Both the Naval Academy and the West Pointers
withdrew their teams from the Heptagonal track meet May 9
after the representatives of the Ivy League schools had an-
nounced they mere going to read a statement opposing U.S. in-
volvement in Southeast Asia and the fatal shooting of four stu-
dent at Kent State.
The Ivy Leaguers statement read, in part, "As athletes
and trackmen we believe that our sport is not, and must
never become, a hideout from our basic responsibilities as
human beings."
Such pacifism and rationality were too much for the "dis-
tinguished" service academies, who, in the face of even such
mild dissent, apparently saw it as their duty to set sail and run.
One can only imagine what the Goat and the Mule schools would
do if aced with imaginative and inspiring halftime peace shows
like those presented by Dr. Revelli and the Michigan band at the
Ohio State and Rose Bowl games last year.
But perhaps one shouldn't be too harsh on the military
academies. After all, their action was in the best tradition of
good military tactics, a tradition that states, in part, when the
going gets rough, Get The Hell Out Of There.
Of course, after the whole incident, there was the in-
evitable misguided commentary, to the effect that the blame
lies not with Army and Navy, but with the Ivy League
schools. According to some individuals, an athletic field is
no place for a political protest. In other words, it just ain't
right to protest the killing of a couple of college students and
a few thousand Cambodians and Vietnamese when you're
supposed to be running the high hurdles.
Those who are chastising the Ivies are drawn from the same
mold as those who were so vehemently opposed to the actions of
John Carlos and Tommie Smith at the '68 Olympics in Mexico
City.
They are also, one might add, drawn from the same mold
as those who expect athletes like Henry Hill to act like helmeted
automations at all times and single him out for disciplinary
action when he violates their conception of what constitutes
"proper behavior" for an athlete, even if the violation occurs
off the field.
All this makes you wonder what these people and their
cohorts at Annapolis and West Point are going to say about
the plans of at least a couple of major league to hand out
miniature American flags at the ball park on Memorial Day.
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Yesterday's Results
Chicago 12, Cincinnati 5
;Montreal 8, New York 4
Pittsburgh 2, Philadelphia 1
Houston 6, St. L~ouis 1
Los Angeles at San Diego, inc.
Other clubs not scheduled
Today's Games
New York at Montreal, night
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, night
Atlanta at San Francisco, night
Chicago at Cincinnati, night
St. Louis at Houston, night
ILos Angeles at San Diego, night

TIGERS RAINED OUT

Cubs
By The Associated Press
CINCINNATI - Ron Santo
keyed a four-run Chicago second
inning with a bases-clearing doub-
le and the Cubs went on to rout
Cincinnati 12-5 last night.
Winner Bill Hands 6-2, added
a two-run double in the sixth as
the Cubs built a 9-0 lead over the
Reds, whose three-game winning
streak was snapped.
Hands was rocked for four runs
in the sixth on a two-run double
by Tony Perez and Johnny Ben-
ch's 12th homer of the season, a
two-run shot. Reliever Phil Regan
pitched the final three innings.
Yanks clip Orioles
NEW YORK - Pitcher Fritz
Peterson's two-run homer touched
off New York's biggest outburst
of the season, a seven-run third
inning, powering the Yankees
past the Baltimore Orioles and
nemesis Mike Cuellar 10-4 last
night.
Singles by Horace Clarke, Bobby
Murcer and Roy White then load-
ed the bases and Danny Cater
snapped the tie with a two-run
single to right.
Astros soar
HOUSTON-Larry Dierker fired
a four-hitter for his eighth victory
of the season as the Houston As-
tros rocked Bob Gibson and the
St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 last night.
Dierker, 8-2, struck out nine on
the way to his fifth straight com-
plete game victory and Houston's
first shutout win of the season.
The Astros' right-hander and Cin-
cinnati southpaw Jim Merritt are

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Angels lheaveily
CHICAGO - A 1 e x Johnson's
two-run single in the third inning
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five-hit pitching of Andy Messer-
smith last night, helping the Cali-
fornia Angels to a 6-1 victory over
the Chicago White Sox.

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