THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Monday, February 13, 1950
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Monday, February 13, 1950
by pros holmes, sports co-editor
THE ANSWER to the age-old female cry, "We want to play with
the varsity athletes"-meaning of course they desire that girls be
allowed to compete in intercollegiate athletics-seems to have been
found in what appears to be a very favorable and practical solution.
There is a petition before the Board in Control of Intercollegiate
Athletics requesting that another team be added to the list of varsity
The new sport, or rather the would-be new VARSITY sport,
has .been referred to in the petition as "necking." This sport, of.
course, is not new, it has already established itself firmly among
sports' lovers in America.
That is one of the reasons why there is a strong feeling that this
petition will receive the approval of the BCIA. A long training period,
expensive equipment, a large coaching staff, difficulty in making up,
a schedule, and the other similar problems which usually plague a
varsity sport also would seem to be nonexistent in this activity.
STILL ANOTHER favorable feature about the Necking team is that
it would give an equal opportunity to every person, regardless of
height, weight, or muscle power. The team would also, of course,
provide athletic diversion for twice as many people as does the
ordinary varsity sport, since both men and women would be included.
Anticipating the BCIA'c unanimous approval of this petition,
scouts were making the rounds of local practice fields over J-Hop
weekend. Chief Scout, Pucker-up McCoy, was bursting with
enthusiasm over the prospects he had seen around the campus.
"Some of those girls," he cried, wiping the lipstick from his
forehead, "could take care of anything any other school has to offer.
I'm limp. Why if we could get some of them to work on Army's
football team next fall that game ud be a pushover for us."
OTHER REPORTS were just as favorable and enthusiastic. One
young lass, taking advantage of the opportunity to do some scout-
ing on her own, could only stare glassy-eyed into space and sigh,
"field hockey was never like this!"
Everything seems ready to go. The talent is plentiful. Equipment
Is available: local merchants report that they have well over 5000
tubes of lipstick and nearly twice that many cartons of Kleenex, with
more on the way. Practice fields, though poorly lighted in many cases,
appear to be adequate, and the Athletic Office has been flooded with
requests to schedule the team. All that's holding things up in the
official sanction by the BCIA and the appointment of the coach.
Great Sporting Event Ends
By VAN DUZER
The greatest sporting event of
the half-century took place last
It completely overshadowed such
feats as Michigan's 33-1 hockey
victory over Michigan Tech, Fon-
ley Chuckville's shot-put heave of
61' 12", and the basketball team's
rout of Purdue 29-26.
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THE SCENE of this event, log-
ically enough, was the Sports'
Building, and was of such scope
that it required two nights to han-
dle the contestants.
More than 4000 sports en-
thusiasts participated in the
gala spectacle, and as a con-
sequence the results are not yet
Early calculations would seem
to indicate that a number of rec-
ords, (or was it record numbers),
had been set and many others
made or topped, This assumption
was strictly unofficial, however, as
The Daily went to press. Official
sanction of these marks is not
anticipated, but The Daily will
pass on any relevant statistics as
soon as they are received.
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MARILYN BEGOLE and Ellis
Bernard Treatman, Jr.; Barbara
Bell and Billy A. Smith; Betty
Beller and Donald Basel; Julie
Bellingall and Jack Forbes; Mr.
and Mrs. Alan C. Benden; Frances
Bendler and Howard Low; Geor-
giana Benesh and Marion Krzy-
minski; Harriet Jean Bennett and
Bob Broderick; Marian Bennett
and J. Lee Gill; Mary Ann Ben-
nett and Richard D. Mackey.
Sally J. Bennett and William E.
LaNouette; Mary Benson and
Richard J. Penney; Phoebe Ben-
son and Richard Barovick; Mari-
lyn Bentley and Cal Shuptrine;
Susan Benyas and Lee Brooks;
Anne Berg and Marvin P. Wins-
ton; Ilene Berkum and Lloyd
Chosed; Mary Berles and Richard
Ann Bernstein and Alan Breit-
bart; Barbara Bernstein and Ro-
bert Kabeenell; Donna Billington
and Warren J. Parks; Carolyn
Black and Richard J. Wagner;
Helen Black and Renny Oas; Mr.
and Mrs. William D. Black; Ann
Blair and Tom Brown: Janet
Blakney and David DeVries.
MARGOT BLANCHARD and J.
W. Hirschhorn; Veronica Blas-
chak and Albert Knoepffler;
Phyllis Bliss and Rudy Douthat;
Barbara Bodenbender and Rich-f
ard Haas; Joyce Bohl and Harry
Allis; ' Colleen Bohn and Coulson
Tough; Phyllis Bohnsack and
Maurice Perkina, Jr.; Barbara
Borchers and William J. Hart-
Betty Borgen and James B. Ue-
berhorst;. Yolanda Borzyn and
Tom Novacheff; Janet Boswerth
and Robert T. Loeblein; Cora
Boudreau and Paul R. Stoppert;
Jeanne Bouffard and Paul-Henri,
-: . ".,
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Roy; Marguerite Bouliane and
Robert Mazurek; Jane Bouwman
and Roger C. Wierenga; Marty
Boyles and William Chisholm;
Mary Ellen Boyle and John Kar-
cis; Mary Bradfield and Herb Mil-
ler; Leone Branch and V. New-
berg; Allegra Branson and Nolan
Gwendolyn L. Brasher and
Adoulphus Paul Thompson; Mary
L. Brayton and John Mackey;
Marilyn Bredahl and Myron Ni-
chols; Glada Brennan and Wil-
liam Parslich; Judy Brenner and
Tom Stenklein; Shirley Brewis
and Bruce Nelson; Mr. and Mrs.
Bob Bright; Alice Brinkman and
JANE BRINT and Herman Mil-
ler; Rose Helen Brimberry and Al
Sader; Margaret Bristol and
Stanford Hartshorn, Jr.; Con-
stanceBritzman and Joel Cohen:
Marion Broadbyend and Thomas
Roth; Rita Brogger and Frank Pi-
card; Joan Broomfield and Ro-
bert S. Vogt; Beverly Brown and
Gertrude Brown and Treodore
A. Peterson; Rosemary Brown and
David. Voss; Sally Brown and
Charles J. Moss, Jr.; Delores and
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Marshall "Browne; Pat Brownson
and Ralph Norman; Carol Brox-
holm and Herbert J. Peck, Jr.;
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil C. Brumley;
Martha C. Bryant and William M.
Marguerite Buckley, and Herald
H. Hughes, Jr.; Janet Buckwalter
and Gordon Saxon; Lorraine
Budds and Gerlad C. Rose; Anna
Budnick and Charles Eby; Mari-
,lyn Buell and Charles Adams;
Barbara Bull and William L.
Wynn; Mary Lou Burton and Ba-
sil Considine, Jr.; Shirley Buscard
and James Trumbo; Doris Bustin
and Donald L. Carter.
* * *
JOAN BUTH and Roger Van
Dyke; Ginny Byers and Paull
Sage; Mr. and Mrs. Francis
Donna Lee Cady and Joseph S.
Schwartz; Mae Cade and Fred B.
Esterly; Carol Calder and Clar-
ence Lohr; Barbara Callanan and
Robert Lunbeck; Donna Camp-
bell and Donald B. Straith; Jo-
anna Cannon and Jack Chistie;
Helen Canuelle and Ted Berdsall;
Phyllis Cardoze and Robert B
Barr; Barbara Carlson and Tom
Anne Carnohan a n d L e e'
Strohm; Mr. and Mrs. Lowell J.
Carr, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Francis D.
Carr; Helen Carson and Williai
H. Schmalhorst; Edrhe Case and
William Hermanson; Ethel and
William H. Case; June Chadwick
and Peter C. Kenyon; Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph W. Chamberlain;
Martha Clandler and John E.
MARILYN CHAPMAN and Bill
Henderson; Irene Chappen and
John Scopis; Nancy Chapel and
Jim Root; Edna T. Christin and
Donald J. Theisen; Bev Clarke
and Richard Kempthorn; Cath-
erine and Bill Clark; Jeanne'
Clarke and James L. Conley; Kay
Clark and John Robertson; Nancy
Joan Clark and J. Kenneth
Jean A. Clemens and George E.
Karres; Carol Clifford and James
J. Jamieson; Marthee Clock and
William Ujpthegrove; Jo Ann Cot-
terman and Bill Raymond; Jean
and Ronald Cobb; Martha Coburn
and Lawrence Calahan; Ann C.
Coe and Donald Milbourn; Mari-
lyn Coe and John W. Purvis; Phe-
be Coe and Jim Nonby; Nancy J.
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MORAL SUPPORT-Cheering on the sidelines of last weekend's
sporting spectacle were (left to right) Marion Dane, Char Miet-
tunen, Nickie Sotier, Putt Anderson, Margi Owens, Rollene Jack-
son, Barb Elliott, Virginia Reese, Pat Adams, Barb Demmer,
Peggy Kidwell, Marion Birkenmeier, Marge Reubene, Marion
Allen, Ellie Brockett, and Marianne Van Duzer.
Don't push! Stop crowding!
the left-right behind me.
DO YOU KNOW . . . that in
1839 the chant, "54-40 or fight,"
Ise from the bulging stands at
'he first annual Michigan-Mich-
is"an State football game. "We'll
!.ave to go some to let State
score 40 points," said Michi-
-mn's coach, Fits Eisler.
The line-up for applicants forms to
DO YOU ALSO KNOW . . .
that the Wolverines won the
game, 54-39; there was no fight,
but one over-anxious guard was
thrown off the squad. He slip-
ped thru State's line to block a
conversion attempt in the last
minute, which nearly caused
State to terminate the Series.
JUMPIN' - Harry Centercough,
pre-dent student, pictured in an
intricate maneuver at last week-
U.S. Hosp. Corp 89, Case 32
Custer Off. 12, Great Lakes 12
Michigan State 34, Wyoming
Sch. for the Blind 32, (Over-
Am. Sch. of Osteopathy 6, Pret-
zel Benders 5
Marquette 8, Coquette 2
Suzette 6, Alouette 3
Normal Prep 14, Wary Coed 11
Michigan 32, Gorgeous George
& Co. 0
NEW YORK-A&P-A poll of
big league managers and execu-
tives taken by the Coldwater
Chronicle indicates there is a bet-'
ter than even chance for the legal[
revival of spitball pitching in the
Majors this year.-
Those in favor claimed it would
end arguments over whether pit-'
chers are using spitters despite
the ban. Opponents maintained it
would hamper hitters, who need
help as it is, but the idea was!
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A&P -
Frank Leahy, Notre Dame foot-
ball coach, predicted today that
his team would be "lucky to win
one game this season. We lose
23 men from the 1949 squad in-
cluding 10 first-stringers," he said.
* * *
WASHINGTON- A&P -Amer-
ica's universities were told today
to "get out of big time collegiate
football" if they can't comply with
the "sanity code." President Karl
E. Leib of the National Collegiate
Athletic Association said, in an
interview, that many schools are
"under the mistaken impression
they must have a big time foot-3
"The failure of any school to
meet the code's requirements can
be laid directly at the university
president's door because in reality+
he alone is responsible," Leib con-+
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A&P -
Pres. Felix Ruthwhen of the Uni-
versity of Michigan, left yester-
day for an extended vacation in
Florida. He did not disclose the
reason for his departure, but he
did comment that he felt he need-
ed a rest.
CHICAGO, Ill.-A&P-Big Ten
Athletic Directors today submitted
a bid to send Notre Dame's foot-
ball team to Finland next summer
H. N. Hippy, Editor
for an exhibition game. No ar-
rangements were discussed for the
return of the Irish squad.
* * *
gan State College President John
A. Henna, charged last night that
the "sanity code" is jeopardizing
the ability of certain schools and
colleges to "provide reasonable
equality of competition." He cit-
ed his completely sanitary bas-
ketball team as an example.
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