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PAGE EIGHT

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 1951

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Art Plus Precision
Mark 'U' Bandsmen
By LEONARD GREENBAUM The half-time shows have changed
West coast football fans will see from squad drills mixed with un-
the nation's best college band this related formations to the present
afternoon when the Michigan thematic musical pageants. Mili-
Marching Band takes to the field tar'marches have been replaced
at the Tournament of Roses. with hit tunes such as "Bali Hai"~
Led by Prof. William D. Revel- and "Alexander's Ragtime Band."
li, the band will display the pre- Today the Michigan Band is
cision marching, the snap forma- organized to provide entertain-
tions and the musical technique ment through a combination of
that has brought it nation-wide good musicianship, good march-
fame and acclamation. ing and good showmanship.
* * * Besides the huge formations co-
DURING THE past few years vering the gridiron, the band also
the band has experienced a tran- performs several dance numbers in
sition from a military organiza- I which the bandsmen move up the
tion to an entertainment troupe. field while performing dance
steps.

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DOBBS HATS
JOHNSTON & MURPHY
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ENGLISH IMPORTS
BURBERRY COATS

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Statistical
Method Puts
OSU on Top.
By GEORGE FLINT
When Ohio State's ill-fated
Buckeyes ran rings around a
helpless Iowa team, 83-21, this
fall, Wes Fesler's boys immediate-
ly rose to the heights of the hypo-
thetical national football rank-
ings.
BUT TO THE statistician, that
gridiron merry-go-round was far
from a prediction of things to
come, as one of radio's foremost
rumor-carriers labels his oracular
productions.
Comparative scores as a
method of ranking football
teams are strictly last year's
model, according to a sport-
loving mathematics expert, Prof.
Harry Carver of the Literary
College. Just take a look at this
season's Western Conference
standings as worked out by one

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THE 135-MAN group uses a 200-
step per minute pace for entrances
and later relaxes to approximately
160 steps per minute for forma-
tions.
Inaddition to the season long
practices, the band has been re-
hearsing for the afternoon's
s h o w at Occidental College,
Glendale, their home while on
the coast.
The trip to Pasadena was made
possible through the Buick Divi-
sion of General Motors. While en-
route to California on a modern
streamliner the band stopped at
Alberquerque, New Mexico, where
it paraded through the streets of
the desert oasis.
* * *
FURTHER STOPS will be made
on the swing home at Fresno, Los
Angeles, San Francisco and Wichi-
ta, Kansas. In several of the ci-
ties the band will not only par-
ade, but will also display its fam-
ous formations.
The trip to the Rose Bowl
comes as a fitting climax to one

State St. at Campus 41 Adams Ave. East
Ann Arbor Detroit

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of the most successful seasons
the Marching Band has ever
had.
Besides being the subject of a
Life Magazine article, the band
also received plaudits from the
New York newspapers following
the Army game in Yankee Stad-
ium. Writers on the metropolitan
papers called the band "one of the
finest college musical organiza-
tions in the country" and "the
best that has ever played in Yan-
kee Stadium."

RCHING BAND IN A TRADITIONAL FORMATION AT THE "U" STADIUM
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FOR THE New York show, it!
presented a pageant depicting a'
visitor's impression of the "big ci-
ty."
One of the most unusual per-
formances of the season came
at the Ohio State game at Co-
lumbus. The rivalry, between the
two bands is not even exceeded
by that between the football
teams.
In the midst of swirling blizzard,
accompanied by 45 mile per hour
winds, Michigan won a 9-3 victory

and the trip to the Rose Bowl.
At half-time, despite the freezing
temperature and though often hid-
den from the spectators by the
heavy snow, the band went
through its formations.
* *. *
AS A NIGHT-CAP to the OSU
game, the band traveling on busses
started back to Ann Arbor during
the height of the storm. Snow
drifts, poor visibility, icy roads and
mechanical difficulties forced them
to stop over in a small Ohio town.I

Restaurants and homes were op-
ened to the tired bandsmen who
encamped where they could for
the night.
The team efforts put forth by
the students and the long hours
of rehearsal and planning with
Prof. Revelli and assistant direct-
or Jack Lee have paid off through-
out the season.
When high strutting drum ma-
jor Dick Smith leads the band on-
to the gridiron their "Hail to the
Victors" won't have a hollow ring.

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such method:
Comparative
Scores
Team Points
Ohio State 33.41
Illinois 22.57
Michigan 22.30
Wisconsin 19.09
N'western 12.60
Minnesota 10.53:
Indiana 6.90
Iowa 1.20
Purdue 0.00

Official
Standings
Team Pet.
Michigan .750
Ohio State .714
Wisconsin .714
Illinois .667
N'western .500
Iowa .333
Minnesota .250
Purdue .200
Indiana .200

RAH-RAH GAINS STRONGHOLD:
Wolverine Club Boosts Campus Spirit
By BOB SOLT
Drumming up strong student
support for the championship
Michigan grid teams, despite even
frigid weather and underdog odds,
is the job of the 40 students com-
prising the co-educational Wol-
verine Club. > : .a
Since the Maize and Blue foot-
ballers play a tough season's
schedule in which every game is a
critical game this booster club is
kept busy preparing for the Sat-
urday afternoon battles in the
University's 97,000 stadium.

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With the lowest team as the
basis, it will be seen that no Big
Ten grid squad finished in the
same position by the comparative
score method except for North-

FOR THE
WEATHER-WISE * THE BRUISER
Plump self, buttressed by stormwelt,
over a strong Weatherproof sole-
this year 'round oxford defies the elements:
Taylored from Golden Chestnut for .. .
WANTY & RE -L
DOWNTOWN ..210 South Main--Phone 2-5102

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western. Purdue, the cellar-dwell- * * t*
er, was tied with Indiana in the lOOPERATING with the cheer-
official conference rankings. leaders, the club plans colorful,
ofclc n rinteresting features. One of their
PROF. CARVER'S mathematics activities during the past season
of statistics class also worked out was a 1620 blue and and yellow
the 1950 standings by the more, flash card display. Coated with
efficient and strictly modern least- a metallic lustre, the cards form
errors method. a continual pattern during the
Following an intricate mathe- two hours of football.
matical procedure, which will The club worked a combined
be omitted--advisably, from this total of 800 hours per week to
corner -- this system gives plan the display, mimeograph
weight to a victory over a bet- instruction sheets, and trans-
ter team. Conversely, a lower port the cards to and from the
numerical value accrues to an stadium.
eleven for a loss to a poorer For home-games, the club spon-
team. sors Friday night pep rallies that
If you grope your way through include special speakers, bands,
the intricacies of those revela- torches, bonfires and entertain-
tions, another complication may ment. *
be introduced. AND FOR THOSE students
wishing to travel with the team to
MICHIGAN STATE, which will away games, Wolverine Club trips
enter actual conference competi- at reduced rates are arranged
tion, played three Big Ten teams These trips include transporta-
this year. If the Spartans are in- tion and hotel reservations, plus
cluded in the ratings, the com- information on Michigan social-
parative standings look like this: get-togethers in the town where
Least Errors System Pts. the away game is being played.
(with The latest such enterprise by
Team Points MSC) the club is the chartered all-
Michigan State 1.616 student streamliner to the west
Michigan 1.334 1.234 coast and back for the Michigan-
Ohio State 1.221 1.202 California clash and the other
Illinois 1.205- 1.182 New Year's day festivities in
Wisconsin 1.193 1.170 Pasadena.
Northwestern .883 .856 The club's activities however,
Iowa .364 .361 are not limited to the football
Indiana .227 .266. season but are continued
Purdue .000 .000 throughout the school year.
The various statistics found * *
above may be used to prove that DURING THE CAGE season,
Illinois or Michigan State or the club provides half-time enter-
Michigan should be playing foot- tainment for basketball fans. An
ball in the Rose Bowl this Janu- additional project is the recording
ary 1st. of interesting campus events of
Funny thing, though-science the school year, enabling students
or no science-it's the Wolverines 'to purchase an album of memories
who'll be Pasadena bound De- they can listen to long after
cember 18th. graduation.

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J. H. COUSINS

BANDSMEN AND CACTUS, 19471
MEMOIRS .. .

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To Our
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Health, Ambition, and Strength

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