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The Press Box Is Dead-Long Live The Press Box111
SOMETIME SOMEWHERE SOMEONE heard a swan ding, or said he did. See
How the generously necked bird sounded was never accurately described,
but it was poor enough to be judged the nadiric conclusion of anything and
all things. That, at least, is my interpretation of this "Swan Song" idea ...
and the melody follows.
It's "Varsity Down the Field" with a Maize and lue mood bred into
every one that has ever witnessed Wolverine teams in action. Composed of Circuit
"Men of Michigan" in every connotation of that famed phrase, each con- Petos
test in which they play exhibits the traditional courage, spirit, will to win,
which have made them outstanding in an athletic-minded nation. Their
co-operation and loyalty is united with a creed of sportmanship which has B
borne an unswerving faith in the undergraduate bodies and alumni.K
The "Champions of the West" have won their colors and have kept Ken Ma
them flying, but always in the background has been the concrete reason e in
for their immediate success. The background is a mural portrait of the times at 1
Michigan men . . . Neil Snow, etc., in the past . .. Harry Kipke and Benniein overco
Oosterbaan etc., in the near past . . . Norm Daniels, Harry Newman, Ivan team on F
Williamson, Ted Petoskey, Charles DeBaker etc., in the present. And with The a
these, shoulder to shoulder, are the men of the present staff of coaches and iThe seo
members of the Athletic Board. Yost, the grand old man who has been Wistert h
Destiny to Michigan athletes, Chubk Hoyt--the man who conditions the sacrific, g
teams and turns out winning track teams year after year, Harry Kipke- and put t
with his football champions, Cappy Cappon-Yost's assistant and now His bat
basketball mentor, have all taken up the torch which burns brighter and rich's fast
brighter as they carry i. past the
As a sport writer for The Daily, it has been my privilege to know these base line,
men better than the average student. Impressed by the cool calculation of the Bucke
the team tactics and by their taut nervousness in tense moments it is only ball, Man
necessary to know the men behind the scenes to get the full picture. There with sever
have been locker rooms with tactical -- - -Peto
designs on blackboards and these diana and Ohio. But pinciplibly Ted Pet
same rooms filled with sweating, through the efforts of Wolfe, Moisio, to score M
bruised, and even sobbing men. I and Hill, each of whom got seconds sixth inni
have seen beaten teams come in from when they were not expected to fin- deep left
the field to return in ten minutes ish better than fifth, the meet was the ball 1
and to go "on to victory" 'And I've won. Captain Ed Russell drew the Petoskeyi
seen defeated men, with the whistle outside lane in the 440, cut across safe. The
that meant the loss still ringing in to the pole at the turn against ae
their ears, being brought-back to nor- head wind, and won. Only he could a sies
mal by these men behind the scenes. have done that, a Michigan Captain.E all singles
It has all been Michigan Athletics Agsoin this year Michigan is rted be- suprt, i
to me and instead of leather bound low Indiana, but see if they don't polte
books fittingly describing it, there come through, comeback after an in- theo hiv
have been hastily written stories door defeat, to carry on the tradition ioulhits,
with black headlines over 7%'/2 point of a winner! behind hi
type. "From The Press Box," as a name, bhalls at i
was original with me. Undoubtedly alat
And that's another chorus of my as o enusedtbefenbtearystruck ou
cacophonious swan song. A chorus ithas een used before, but I swear Sco
of 'a half hour to press time,' tick- hat I did not copy it or any part Waterbo
ing typewriters, 'cut that down of it.
The column has run everyday with- inning bu
Thomas,' witha 'copy! copy! copy!' out a break since the first of the Braendlea
crescendo. Someone has said that otabeksnetefrto h
oces o.get the smell of pint year. Of this I am more proud than the big
once youprinter's anything else. The record cannot be ,walked an
ink in your nose you can never forget duplicated in recent years in Daily threw wid
it. He was wrong. It's not ink thatdhity Diiley - als
glutsyou.It's hat horus Andhistory. ile-as
gets you. It's that chorus. And I have been led to believe that it the error.
more than that, it's the sound of a has been popular by its response. It baum's sa
$10,000 fiat-bed press grinding off is not easy to misspell a name and on Manue
the first few copies of a story with then be taken for a ride for it for Ted Pet
your bylie on it. ithe next week. That is the way to inning wit
The spirit surrounding Michigan find out whether it is read or not, Wistert g
athletics seems to be carried into to have a mistake in it. vanced to
every student activity. And here it is In case a future editor writes one fice, nothi
greater, even though less intense, for everyday for the year, give him baum and
surviving the individual competition credit. It means a lot of work and walked.
and resultant politics. That it has little pay. And I wonder if you get Ohi
remained is remarkable. That an in- as much out of it as you put in it, Only 23
stitutional growth and a collegiate like the textbooks say? first six in
reaction which spelled pseudo-so- And so, coaches, players, and true the seven
phistication should have meant its sport fans, who are the salt of the to second
loss to the undergraduate group as a earth. THE PRESS BOX IS DEAD- to thirdc
whole is lamentable. At one time LONG LIVE THE PRESS BOX. scored on
school spirit may have been out of . drew Difte
proportion, now is too unnoticed. In BOX SCORE the first b
time itsshall and must return. Michigan AB i II PO A E Waterbor
But swans don't. They sing their Artz, rf.......... 4 0 0 2 0 0 Athoug
song and like a stinging bee they're Waterbor, 2b .... 3 0 1 2 3 0 and more
through. Braendle, lf ......3 0 0 2 0 0 the team
I'd like to take this last opportun- Petoskey, cf ......4 1 1 2 0 0 Waterbor
ity to put across one thought fre- Wistert, p ........2 1 0 0 1 0 keystonec
quently missed by sport followers. Diffiey, c ........1 1 0 9 1 1 one-sided
Does sortsmanship and clean play Teitelbaum, ss ... 4 0 0 2 1 1 could tur
really pay? Manuel, lb ...... 3 1 2 8 0 0 match tho
It does! It tells on the victory side Oliver, 3b .......4 0 0 0 0 1 -
of Michigan's book of Athletics. - -~ - ~-- -FOR
Major Griffith made up a list of Totals .... ...28 4 4 27 6 3
offensive points scored and defensive Ohio State AB R I H PO A E
record of each of the BigTen schools Prosenjak, rfs 3 0 1 2 0 0 VERI
three years ago. Then he asked 19 Colburn, cf, ss. 5 0 0 2 0 0
officials who work Conference games Blue, If, cf ....... 4 0 0 1 0 0
to rate the schools in sportsmanship Lewis, ss, 3b...... 4 0 1 2 4 0
and clean play from one to 10. The Clawson, 2b ......3 0 0 1 1 1
19 officials rated Michigan first in McAfee, 1b ...... 4 1 1 8 0 0
sportsmanship and first in clean-play. Reilley, 3b ......0 0 0 1 1 2

Griffith's list also had Michigan at Hale, if ......... 2 0 1 3 0 0
the top in offensive points and at the Sharp, c .........3 0 0 3 1 0 ~/
top of the list for their defensive Ulrich, p......... 4 0 1 1 2 1
record. Sportsmanship and clean Rubin ......... 1 0 0 0 0 0
play pay -
And one last example of Michigan Totals ........33 1 5 24 9 4 -
Spirit. "zBatted for Sharp in 9th.
Michigan lost the indoor Confer Ohio State.....000 000 100-1
ence track meet last year. After the Michigan ...........030 001 00*-4
last event, the team trouped back in- -Home runs -- Manuel, Petoskey.
to the dressing room thoroughly dis- Stolen bases-Waterbor, Braendle,
appointed with themselves. McAfee, Hale. Sacrifice hits-Difiley
Charlie Hoyt came in, sized up the k2), Waterbor. Struck out-By Wis-
situation, and then told them that tent, 7; by Ulrich, 3. Bases on balls
they had done very well indeed, in -Off Wistert, 4; off Ulrich, 4. Hit
fact "Darn good." Brooker Brooks by pitcher---By Wistert (Reilley) ; by F RA
looked up and said, "Yes Coach, But Ulrich (Diffley). Wild pitch-Ulrich. P H01
we're a MICHIGAN team." Left on bases-Ohio State, 10: Mich- T C
.This same team in the outdoor igan, 8. Umpires-Slavin and Sny- Tw3 NU
meet was doped to finish behind In- 'der. Time of game-2:00.

ehiCa ; Ba3ts


iers Feature
ond Vicory
Drives By Maniel,
key Pave Way"For
,iotfa Wolverines
nue threw caution to the
a wild hitting streak that
iomer and a single in four
bat to aid Whitey Wistert
ing Ohio State's baseball
erry Field yesterday, 4 to 1.
iky first baseman's homer
ond with one aboard, after
ad scored on Teitelbaeum's
:ave Michigan three runs
he game away.
caught one of Marvin Ul-
ones and lined it 10 yards
yellow flag on the third
just safely inside. Although
yes had a fast relay of the
fuel came in standing up
al feet to spare.
skey's Homer In Sixth
oskey also clouted a homer
Michigan's other run in the
ng. He pushed the ball in
center but a fast relay of
back to the -catcher made
dive to the plate to be
decision was close.
Wistert allowed fivehits,
but kept them well scat-
had the benefit of good
n spite of three errors by
-ines. Ulrich allowed only
two homers and two
ut had four costly errors
n and issued four bases on
nopportune times. Wistert
t seven and Ulrich three.
re Three In Second
)r bunted safely in the first
t nothing came of it as
and Petoskey flied out. In
second inning, Wistert
d went to third as Ulrich
e to first on Diffley's bunt.
o advanced to second on
Whitey scored on Teitel-
crifice and Diffley came in
l's homer for three runs.
oskey started out the sixth
th a homer and, although
t on on an error and ad-
second on Diffiey's sacri-
ng came of it as Teitel-
Oliver flied out as Manuel
o Pulls Double Steal
men faced Wistert for the
nings, but he weakened in
th. McAfee hit and went
on Hale's single. He went
on Waterbor's error and
a double steal as Hale
ey's throw to second and
aseman came home before
could throw it back.
hi there was less hiting
errors on Michigan's part,
played better baseball.
demonstrated that the
combination was not all
in brilliancy as he, too,
n in sensational plays to
se of Teitelbaum.

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1 Chwan Golf
Ce 1HI TriltmhS
ver Buckeyes
X VcrTeR Gainl ,Revenge
For Ohio Victory Last,
y car; ViE c011i' Ias 74
Michigan's golf team gained re-
venge for last year's defeat at the
hands of Ohio State by trouncing the
Buckeyes, 17? 2 to 2, in a dual meet
ore ,the University ;ourse here yes.
Ga ver and Kelly -kept the Wolver-
incs from making a clean sweep when
'hey took '2 point to Fischer's and
David's 2 in the morning four-
Johnny Fischer's 74, to take three
points from Garver in the singles'
was the low score of the day al-
though all four Wolverines shot what

o lernie k I t 1:'.e u Keyes

Reversing last year's defet by
the same score, the Michigan Varsity
tennis team yesterday beat the Buck-
e in an interestin1g meet at Ferry
'ield, 4 to 2.
Meeting an almostt eqully green
team cotxpoed entirely of first year
varsity men, the Wolverines. led by
Captain Dick Snell, played a vastly
superior game.
In the sin les matches Michigan
was forced to lose the contest be-
tween the two No. I na on both
team xn hen Chambero of Ohio State
won over Siegal, 6-3. 4-6. 4-6, but
managed to take the rest. Snell,
playing No. 2 for Michigan, easily
\von his bout from Poppleton in two
sets. 6-2 and 6-4. NiscT beat Clymer
in two hard sets, -4 and 7-5. Clint

Hawley Egleston, running in the j
last dual meet or his track career
yesterday, won the hurdles to con-
tribute to Michigan's '76 to 60 vic-
tory over Illinois.
Softball Titles Are
Decided FIOTIC14)OW.

Coach Trueblood called "very good
Three softball league champion- golf." Dayton had a 75, David 76
ships will be determined Monday at and Sweet 78, while the Buckeyes'
tlow score was an 80 turned in by
5:15 p. m. on Ferry Field. In addi- Kelly.

tion, one regularly-scheduled chami.-
pionship playoff will be held. Those
teams fighting for their league
championships are Beta Theta Phi
and Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Kamma
Sigma and Sigma Nu, and Alpha
Tau Omega and Delta Kappa Epsi-
lon. Phi Beta Delta and Acacia will
tangle in the first regular playoff.
At 5:15 p. m. Wednesday Delta
Chi will meet the winner of the first
League Championship game and
Phi Alpha Delta will play the win-
ner of the second match.
Two regular playoffs are sched-
uled for Tuesday at 5:15 between Phij
Lambda Kappa and Tau Delta Phi,I
Delta Tau Delta and Psi Upsilon.

The victory was doubly sweet to
Fischer and Dayton since they were
on the Michigan team last year when
the Buckeyes defeated them 15X to
2,<~. It was the only dual meet de-
feat suffered by the Wolverines, who
went through to a Conference title
and second place in the National
Just as the Wolves were at a dis-
advantage last year in playing the
Buckeyes over the latter's home
course. the Ohio team was handicap-
ped yesterday through their lack of
acquaintance with the University
A high wind swept the course dur-
uig the enti-e morning and afternoon

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