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"' t'VEDNESDAY', MAY 26, 1954



W ED N SD A Y M A 26, 195 T il M IC I1( iA N A Iv

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...by Ivan N. Kaye

'SAM Rips Sigma Phi Ep
,Wins Fraternity Softball


It has long been one of the noble traditions of this publication
7 3 r 7 y F y } y.Samm ie madec it five runs when
that in the late spring of each year its sports editor has been - T riu m ph F eatured byh tirsae gove to sen
obliged to take pen in hand and compose a farewell column designed Paul Richan got an infield single
to smack of that particular brand of nostalgia reserved only for off the thud sacker's glove to score
graduating seniors. Fve Run Second Inn : o p allp t a
Not wishing to differ from established behavior paterns, and decided right there, for Groffsky,
heeding the Clements Library's sage pronouncement that although I-- --- - - - - although somewhat wild in walk-
tradition may fade, the written record remains ever fresh, we shall By DAVE GREY the right field chalk line by Jim ing six during the seven frames,
endeavor to present a collection of thoughts gleaned from an eventful Sigma Alpha Mu won the social Cartwright. was still a tough nut to crack with
quadrennium on the campus. . fraternity softball championship, Then the foodgates opened o men on base. His whirlwind fire-
The realization has come to us, as we think it must come to 7-3, over Sigma Phi Epsilon yes- ace Sig Ep hurler Bob Schmidt in ball made the opposition continu-
all who contemplate graduation, terday afternoon before a spirited the last of the second. Two singles ally beat the ball into the ground.
llwocnepaegautothat the University of MichiganthlatotescndTwsigs
is indeed a truly great educational institution. crowd of nearly 100 at Ann Arbor and an error loaded the bases. Kovan Has Busy Day
re rit frcniin h thpahen High's Wines Field. Schmidt's deadly dropping, spin- His outfielders were credited
Moreover it is our firm conviction that the past accomplishments ;The Sig Eps were the first to; ning curve ball momentarily lost wt nytoptus hl hr
and future promise of the University are inseparably bound to the bra h ~ sntetefit t fe vnalmmn to with only two putouts, while third
andfutre romse f te Uivesiy ae isepraby bundto hebreak the ice in the top of the Iits effectiveness as Milt Goldstein baseman Kovan, playing a fine II
accomplishment and promise of the men who constitute its faculty. second inning when Jack Main lined a hit to right center field, ga sph one error, a a
In other words, Michigan is outstanding in our view because Michi- reached second on a throwing followed by the first of Irv Toboc- game despite his one error. had a
gan's faculty is outstanding, not because its campus is imposing, its error by Sammy third baseman man's two hits, another solid belt seven assists. First sacker Basil
buildings large, its alumni wealthy or its athletic teams successful. Tom Kovan, advanced to third on to left. Schmidt completely lost Nemer asle 14 shaces Baw-
The University boasts all of these advantages, but the one which a wild pitch by Paul Groffsky, and his composure by hitting the next he and ad tw oancs r at
makes of Michigan more than just another state university is the scored on a looping single down batter with the pitch, and the the plate to star for the victors.
caliber and reutation of its faculty. The Sig Eps pecked away for
For a university so richly endowed with physical and intellectual j f * single runs in the third and the
wealth there would seem no limit to its power of accomplishment, and H q 3 ,uIS ' a 1 Ga nert h ; seventh, but were unable to reach'
yet as commencement 1954 approaches we are in the midst of a Grofsky for a big inning. Two
great crisis which threatens to place a ceiling on Michigan's great- IVCA I Iistrtct Tournam ent walks and a Texas League single
ness and stifle' the promise of its future. by Cartwright, who played a sure-
-- '- --- ------ handed game for the losers at
We look hopefully to the leaders of the administration for the By CORKY SMITH - --h- - hordtd ame on t a
answer to the question of whether or not this great and diverse group, Last Saturday afternoon Michi-aery noh th S -nnch s, Gdddte o a
LastSatrdayaftrnoo Mihi-a first-game victory for the Spar- running catch by Goldstein of a
which constitutes one of the world's foremost teaching and research gan State's baseball team won a tans, as Ohio's pair of runs in the short fly to right cut the rally,
bodies, is to be allowed to function in an atmosphere conducive to pair of games from Ohio State and ninth fell two short of the StateI short.
the furtherance of its noble purposes. captured first place in the Big Ten lead. Paul Ebert, Ohio State pitch- A broken bat double down the
Upon the answer to this question rests the future of Michigan final standings. ing ace, was knocked from the _third baseline by Hal Berritt in
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the last of the fifth scored Nemer
and Joel Tauber to give the Sam-
mies their final runs. Tauber also
played a big roll in the winner's
nine-hit attack with two import-
ant bingos.
The last tally for Sig Ep came
when Bob Hoydic led off the sev-,
enth with a long hit to left that
bounced for a triple. Buz Cutowski
got the fifth safety off Groffsky to
score Hoydic, but Main and Cart-
wright were retired to end the;
Golf Champ
In the all-campus golf tourna-
ment yesterday, Nate Newkirk of
Delta Sigma Pi professional fra-
ternity won with a 80-79-159 score.
Harry McCallum of Alpha Delta
Phi was second with 78-82-160.
Chicago 4, Cleveland 2
New York 9, Washington 3
Boston 3, Philadelphia 2
Detroit 5, Baltimore 4
* * *
New York 21, Pittsburgh 4
Milwaukee 3, Cincinnati 1
St. Louis 9, Chicago 4
Philadelphia at Brooklyn-post-
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as a great University, for a climate of intellectual laissez-faire is as
necessary to the health of this community a's the very oxygen which
sustains life itself.
It is not intended as a play on words, but we have come to the
conclusion that the major component of intellectual freedom is
man's inalienable right to be wrong, if wrong can be interpreted as
being contrary to popular acceptance. That sacred right must be
accorded at all times to those with whom we disagree. This is no
easy matter however, for it demands that objectivity rule over emo-
tion, and that in itself is a difficult but necessary accomplishment
if freedom is to be preserved.
Progress in Another Area . . .
While crisis born of men's failure to distinguish between con-
formity and loyalty darkened the academic side of the university,
progress in a far different facet of college life, that of inter-col-
legiate athletics, brightened hopes for resolution of the vexing
dilemma of misplaced standards.
For perhaps the first time, the realization came that something
was drastically wrong with mid-century athletics. From Seattle,
where Washington's Dean Harold Stoke sought to correct the evils
by placing college sports on a public entertainment basis, to the
proud old halls of the revered Ivy League, where the deepening con-
cern t&k more practical form in the adoption of a sanity code, men
began this past year to turn their energies to the reformation of a
corrupted athletic program.
Significant in this attack on misplaced goals was not the fact
that there were differences in solutions, but rather that there was
an awareness of the gravity of a situation which threatened to dis-
tort college sports out of all possible beneficial proportion.
It was our feeling in the autumn, and reinforced by a year's,
observation of the intercollegiate sports scene, it is an even stronger
feeling today that the first step dowan the road to a healthy athletic
orientation is the subscription to the philosophy that sports are just
games and nothing more. Once this is accepted by fans, alumni
and sportswriters the battle is all but over and there exists a firm
foundation upon which to build a sound sports program. Victory, as
always, is an integral part of that program, but never is it prized
so highly that it is worth the job of one coach, the vilification of one
athlete, or the circumvention of one school standard.
* * * *
The Purpose of Education ...
- As the commencement approaches, many a senior is doubtless
groping for a description of just what was gained from four years
at the University. We should like to advance the idea that if the
purpose of a college education is to stimulate the desire for further
knowledge and nurture an intense curiosity about life and those
around us, then we know of one case in which it has been entirely
successful. It is only now, as we are faced with the prospect of an
A uncertain future in a world of turmoil, that we realize the abyss of
our own ignorance. Perhaps this too is one of the functions of a
college education.
If we credit the University with success in this one case, it does
not mean that we see only perfection in its academic structure. Much
to the contrary, for the realization came to us early as freshmen
that no teacher can successfully educate 300 students, no matter with
what ability he might be endowed; and the realization came last
year as juniors that no student can do justice to five courses when
the examinations are separated from the termination of classes
by only a weekend.
To these inconsistencies we became accustomed, but . as out-
staters we have never fully been able to understand the attitudes
toward the University which exist within the State of Michigan.
It seems that certain men in elective office do not appreciate the
fact that the University of Michigan represents to the rest of the
world the most distinguished aspect of this otherwise average state.
In view of the towering prestige which the University gives the State
in educational circles, i it would seem that when the time comes
for economy measures there would be found other areas than the
University's budget for their practice.
A Devotion to Responsibility . . .
It has been our good fortune during the past three and one-
half years to have been associated with that divergent and yet har-
monious group of men and women who make up the staff of The
Michigan Daily. In particular,- we could not depart these confines
without rendering tribute to the gentlemen of the sports depart-
ment. From our omniscient associate editor Paul Greenberg on .
down to the new tryout class from which the leaders of the 1957
staff will evolve, there is a unity of purpose and a devotion to respon-
sibility which makes us very proud indeed to have worked with them.
Finally at the head of that long list of fine people with whom
this position has brought us contact there stands a boyhood idol
who has more than equaled our highest expectations. All that is
decent and honorable in Michigan's proud athletic tradition is per-
sonified in Bennie Oosterbaan, and we will always consider his
friendship to be the most rewarding experience of our career on the

he Spartans consequently enter !mound in the seventh inning four-
the NCAA District playoffs along run barrage.
with Ohio University and Ashland In the second game, Michigan
College. The winner of the playoff State came from behind again to
series advances to the finals sched-. tie the score at the end of three
uled to be played in early June,'innings, 2-2. Each team garnered
Michigan Eliminated a run in the fourth inning and }
Michigan, meanwhile was sweep- two more in the seventh, causing
ing a twin-bill with Indiana, but the game to go into extra innings.
it was to no avail, as the Wolver- A single, walk and a base blow to
ines had dropped two out of three centerfield in the last half of the
games the previous weekend to the eighth frame won the game and
Spartans, and one game last Fri- the Big Ten title for the Spartans.
day to Ohio State, which elimin- Michigan State suffered only two
ated them from the race. Thus the defeats in Western Conference
Fishermen must look ahead to next competition this season, bowing to
season, and hope for the best. Purdue, 5-2, and to the Wolverines,f
In the first game Michigan 9-8, in the night cap of a double-
State trailed the Buckeyes, 2-0, at header in Ann Arbor two weeks
the third-inning mark, but scored ago. State dethrones Michigan and
single runs in the fourth and fifth Illinois as defending Big Ten
innings to knot the score at two champs.

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Four runs in the bottom half of
* * *
Night Editor

Big Ten Final Standings

Michigan State
Ohio State



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