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E AGE EIGHT

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Art Plus Precision.
Mark 'U' Bandsmen

By LEONARD GREENBAUM
West coast football fans will see
the nation's best college band this
afternoon when the Michigan
Marching Band takes to the field
at the Tournament of Roses.
Led by Prof. William D. Revel-
1i, the band will display the pre-
cision marching, the snap forma-
tions and the musical technique
that has brought it nation-wide
fame and acclamation.
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The half-time shows have changed
from squad drills mixed with un-
related formations to the present
thematic musical pageants. Mili-
tary marches have been replaced
with hit tunes such as "Bali Hai"
and "Alexander's Ragtime Band."
Today the Michigan Band is
organized to provide entertain-
ment through a combination of
good musicianship, good march-
iog and good showmanship.
Besides the huge formations co-
vering the gridiron, the band also
performs several dance numbers in
which the bandsmen move up the

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ENGLISH IMPORTS
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DURING THE past few years
the band has experienced a tran-
sition from a military organiza-
tion to an entertainment troupe.

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dance

Statistical
Method Puts
OSUon Top
By GEORGE FLINT
When Ohio State's ill-fated
Buckeyes ran rags around a
helpless Iowa trwrn, 83-21, this
fall, Wes Fesler's oays 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
such method:

steps.
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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
In addition 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.
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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-i
ade, but will also display its fam-
ous formations.
The trip to the Rose Bowl
comes as a fitting climax to one

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Ann Arbor

41 Adams Ave. East
Detroit

THE MARCHING BAND IN A TRADITIONAL FORMATION AT THE "U" STADIUM
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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 - "thej
best that has ever played in Yan-
kee Stadium."

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.
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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.

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.

RAH-RAH GAINS STRONGHOLD:
Wolverine Club Boosts Campus Spirit

Comparative
Scores.

Official
Standings

Team Points Team Pet. By BOB SOLT
Ohio State 33.41 Michigan .750 Drumming up strong student
Illinois 22.57 Ohio State .714 support for the championship
Michigan 22.30 Wisconsin .714 Michigan grid teams, despite even
Wisconsin 19.09 Illinois .667 frigid weather and underdog odds,
N'western 12.60 N'western .500 is the job of the 40 students com-
Minnesota 10.53 Iowa .333 prising the co-educational Wol-
Indiana 6.90 Minnesota .250 verine Club.
Iowa 1.20 Purdue .200 Since the Maize and Blue foot-
Purdue 0.00 Indiana .2,00 ballers play a tough season's
With the lowest team as the schedule in which every game is a
basis, it will be seen that no Big critical game this booster club, is
Ten grid squad finished in the kept busy preparing for the Sat-
same position by the comparative urday afternoon battles in the
score method except for North- University's 97,000 stadium.
western. Purdue, the cellar-dwell-
r, was tied with Indiana in the COOPERATING with the cheer-
official conference rankings, leaders, the club plans colorful,
interesting features. One of their
PROF. CARVER'S mathematics activities during the past season
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BANDSMEN AND CACTUS, 1947
MEMOIRS . .

of statistics class also worked out
the 1950 standings by the more;
efficient and strictly modern least-;
errors method.
Following an intricate mathe-
'matical procedure, which will
be omitted-advisably, from this
corner - this system gives
weight to a victory over a bet-
ter team. Conversely, a lower;
numerical value accrues to an -
eleven for a loss to a poorer
team.
If you grope your wa'y through
the intricacies of those revela-
tions, another complication may a

was a bu e and and yenlow
flash card display. Coated with
a metallic lustre, the cards form
a continual pattern during the
two hours of football.
The club worked a combined
total of 800 hours per week to
plan the display, mimeograph
instruction sheets, and trans-
port the cards to and from the
stadium.
For home-games, the club spon-
sors Friday night pep rallies that
include special speakers, bands,
torches, bonfires and entertain-
ment.

jo R. COUSINS

SPIRITED COLLEGIANS-A few members of the University of Michigan Wolverine Club gather
around the club car before leaving for a football game. A Willow Run motor corporation loans
the car to the club for use in carrying out its many activities.

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be introduced. AND FOR THOSE students
M G S E i w 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 byr
Team Points MSC) the club is the chartered all-{
Michigan State 1.616 student' streamliner to the westt
Michigan 1.334 1.234 coast and back for the Michigan-t
Ohio State 1.221 1.202 California clash and the otherc
Illinois 1.205 1.182 New Year's day festivities ini
Wisconsin 1.193 1.170 Pasadena.t
Northwestern .883 .856 The club's activities howevers
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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Already underway are the
club's plans for the coming se-
mester. These include raising
additional funds by exhibiting
commercial films with strong
box office appeal, and sponsor-
ing live jazz concerts in con-
junction with the University
Hot Record Society.
The only concern club members
now have is that present world
conditions may cause a military
training program to be set up on
the Michigan campus, forcing the
club to temporarily discontinue
its activities as happened during
the last war. But until such a
situation occurs, the Wolverine
Club is continuing to offer aid
to any campus organization with
a plan or project that will raise
school spirit and serve the stu-
dent body in any way.

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Happy New Year
WOLVERINES!
We travel with you.

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To Our
Michigan Team -
Health, Ambition, and Strength

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