THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4,1I950
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Corps of Thirteen
Works at Practices
Innumerable times during the
course of the football season, the
clarion call "Manager!" rings out
over the Michigan practice field.
And it is inevitably followed by
furious activity on the part of the
"unknowns" of the grid world, the
ALTHOUGH the managing and
equipping of a football team is
not the sole key to success, the
work of student managers and of
Harry Hatch's Ferry Field equip-
ment department makes life a lot
easier for the varsity and fresh-
Hatch has a general supervi-
sory control over the Wolverine
managerial corps, and close co-
operation between them and his
equipment department is imper-
ative if the grid machine is to
The good-natured Hank, who
is something of an 'institution at
Michigan-he's been here 26 years
-andles 300 complete sets of foot-
ball equipment in his athletic
storehouse on the second floor of
LIFT THAT BALE-It's all work and not too much play for student managers Chuck Lyman, Lee
Stock, and Bob Fremlin (left to right). Carrying out the dummies from the shed at the west end of
Ferry Field is not a job that customarily falls to the managers, but the unsung corps has to be ready
New Cities Included in
Blood Typing Program,
Michigan's blood typing pro-
gram has moved into the advanced
embryonic stages with the an-
nouncement that Ypsilanti, Bir-
mingham and Alma will be the
next "guinea pigs" for observation.
the cities make up part of the
preliminairies to a state-wide plan
to blood-type every citizen in
Michigan. They will follow the pro-
cedure set up in the Jackson "pilot
operation" which began 1 a s t
DR. Otto T. Mallery, Jr., chief
of the clinical laboratories at Uni-
versity Hospital, viewed mass
blood-typing of the general popu-
lation as a method df saving lives'
in the event of an atomic disaster.
"The major problem in an
atomic crisis is the speed in
For Ohio State
The Wolverine Club will sponsor
a student bus trip to the Ohio
State football game, according to
George Benisek, '52, publicity
chairman of the club.
Special buses are being charter-
ed which will leave Ann Arbor ear-
ly Saturday morning, Nov. 25. On
the return trib, one bus will leave
Columbus shortly after the game,
\vith a second bus leaving at 10
a.m. Nov. 26.
Round-trip fare for both groups
is $8 50 and reservation can be
made starting Monday at the Stu-
dent Affairs window in the lobby
of the Bus Ad bldg., Benisek said.
arrangements can be made un-
til Nov. 17, However, no game tic-
kets are available with transpor-
tation reservations, he added.
which the right type of blood
donors are secured," Dr. Mallery
said. He pointed out that mass
blood typing would facilitate se-
curing the correct types, espe-
cially the universal type, "0-Rh
Dr Mallery explained that there
are basically four blood types: O,
A, B and ,AB, each containing ei-
ther a positive or negative "Rh"
But her waist, she said, is now
down to a mere 22 inches, which,
when compared to the upper
portions, is regarded by experts
"Before," she said, "I was too
big. I was busting out of every-
thing. Most of your American
dresses, you know, are made for
In France, the women are more
plump, more feminine, ,more pep-
py. Here everybody watches their
diet and measures their dimen-
Vive la France, la dimensions-
but don't stare.
Polio Cha pter
$5,000 in .Debt
l 4* *y I 1IThe Washtenaw county chapter
can be given safely to individuals-
who have any other type without of the National Foundation for In-
causing the undesirable reactions fantile Paralysis is currently $4,-
that result when the other types 491 in the red, according to Mrs.
are mixed together. A. Eugene Harer, chapter publicity
"In case of a disaster there chairman.
would be an acute heed for blood," Mrs. Harer reported that the
he claimed. "For example, in a chapter has spent $31,325 since
city of 60,000 which received an iOctober on hospital patients. More
atomic blast, there would be an than 30 patients are in hospitals,
immediate need for 45,000 pints and another 31 are being supported
of blood. Over a four to six week at the Farmington convalescent
period, the demand might run to ndo.n
a quarter of million pints," he as- National Foundation for In-
serted. fantile Paralysis headquarters
* . . shas already given the county
BILL SEARLE '
. chief manager
He's assisted in the equipment
cage by Beryl Walker, a long time
veteran of the business, and Chuck
Olsen, the junior partner in the
firm of Hatch and Co.
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THE STUDENT managers, who
are an indispensable part of prac-
tice sessions and important factors
in the running of the team on
the field of the Michigan stadium,
compose 13 undergraduate men,
who are selected for their posts
on the basis of interest, ability,
The head of the organization
this season is senior manager
Bill Searle, '51, from Winnetka,
Under Searle are four junior
managers and. eight sophomores.
The latter were chosen from a
group of some fifteen tryuts who
vied for the position in spring
practice last year.
Insofar as hard work is con-
cerned, a manager's lot is not a
particularly happy one. Practice
routine entails a number of varied
tasks, and the managers on duty
must be constantly on their toes.
One junior manager is in charge
of each practice session, with three
sophomores working under him.
To the sophomores goes the job of
taking care of the multifarious
tasks necessary to make the Wol-
verine practipe run smoothly.
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FIRST IN the routine comes the
checking of the most necessary
piece of grid equipment-footballs.
The managers must see that all
the balls are present and account-
ed for. They also check to see that
the pigskins are properly inflated.
After checking out the foot-
balls, the managers roll out the
carts which hold helmets, hoods,
and other practice equipment.
They are also charged with tak-
ing attendance; checking passes
of the various newspapermen
who cover the Michigan practice
session,s and running errantIs
for coaches and players.
Practice duty doesn't end the
veek's work for the managers, any-
more than it does for the football
Saturday games at home entail
a good deal of preparation. The
equipment for each player dress-
ing fr the game is taken from the
'House of Hatch' and placed in
the individual lockers, so the var-
sity man need only worry about
getting it on.
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ON SATURDAYS, the managers
are assigned to various types of,
Two or more managers keep
track of the number of minutes
each gridder plays, to ascertain
eligibility for varsity and JV let-
ters. This process is made all
the more difficult with the pre-
sent multi-platoon system, in
which the football field turns
into a morass of participants.
Two of the managers are also
employed in charting the game for
future reference by the coaching
staff and players. In past years,
they've also been used as spotters
by radio announcers and news-
An unusual but necessary task
on Saturday afternoons entails
catching the points after touch-
down, to keep overambitious fans
from "swallowing" the expensive
THE MANAGERS also help
trainer Jim Hunt and his staff
to keep the players in sharpe be-
fore and during games. This in-
cludes helping injured players off
the field and caring for the miles
of adhesive tape employed t steady
Even after the final whistle
has sounded, the day's work is
Mud-clogged cleats must be
cleaned, and the equipment put
in order, so that it may be cleaned
for next week's battle.
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FOR MOST of the men who
serve on the crew which handles
the routine of football; it's been a
long pull, and a hard one.
But thle satisfaction which they
derive from a well-executed job
and from associating with a big
college grid squad from the inside
provides t h e incentive which
makes an otherwise thankless job
a worthwhile one, they all agree.
When Wally Weber told a De-
troit Quarterback Club meeting
that Michigan had "an offensive
platoon, -a defensive platoon, and
DR. MALLERY believed that
present methods being used in
Michigan were very reliable.
The latest three-city test run
of blood typing is designed to
cover a representative cross sec-
tion of Michigan towns. Bir-
mingham will typify the plan in
residential suburban communi-
ties; Ypsilanti, the metropolitan
area industrial cities and Alma,,
the small out state communities.
In Jackson 10,000 blood typings
have already been completed at
the rate of 800 to 1,000 a day, A. B.
Howell, deputy State Civil Defense
On advice of the State Civil De-
fense Council, Jackson is shifting
from volunteer workers to paid
employes to insure full crews at
chapter $10,000 this year, Mrs.
Harer said, and another $5,000
has been requested. .+
"We are trying to make people
realize how much in debt our chap-
ter is and have them help out
more on their bills," she explained.
More than $17,000 has been
spent in the Ypsilanti area, ac-
cording to Mrs. Harer. This sec-
tion has been particularly hard
hit in the current county epidemic,
whidh has already reached record,
The state has spent $160,000
on polio this year. Washtenaw
polio officials have termed this
"a tremendously large amount."
Meanwhile, a benefit turkey din-
ner for the local polio chapter has
been planned. It will be held at
5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Graf
O'Hara post of the Veterans of"
HEADS UP-As far as helmets are concerned, the student managers must be especially sharp, since
one of their numerous jobs invovles lining up the varsity's headgear in the proper order according
to position. Here Bob Grew, Walt Bailey, Mort Kantor (left to right, rear), and Chuck 'Weygand
(foreground) check for a possible error in the alignment.
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9-12 P.M. November 4
EYES FRONT-The managing staff for the 1950 Michigan football team comes to attention for the camera. The full organization
numbers 13 members, including one senior manager, four juniors, and eight sophomores. In the front row are Lee -Stock and Jim