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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEBMER 15,1854 ,

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1954 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

I-M Program Lists 36 Activities

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Six Leagues
Participate
In Sports

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By PHIL DOUGLIS
Michigan's athletic greatness
exists not only in varsity sports,
for the Maize and Blue also
boasts the lands finest and larg-
est intramural program.
From September to May the gi-
gantic sports palace on Hoover
Street and its surrounding play-
ing fields are jammed with
thousands of Michigan students,
2 participating in every sport from
football to badminton.
Six huge divisions are always in
progress, participating in over 36
different sporting events. The
mammoth Intramural Building,
the finest and only one of its kind
in America boasts a lblock long
gym, Handball and squash courts,
boxing and wrestling rooms, a
spacious swimming pool and plen-
ty of locker rooms, plus a small
gymnastic gymnasium.
On adjacent Ferry Field are
six football fields, seven softball
diamonds, and 34 tennis courts,
all expressly for intramural use.
The six leagues that vie for the
intramural trophies in the myriad
of sports are the fpculty, fraterni-
ty, residence hall, professional
fraternity, independent and all-
campus divisions.
Program Is Huge
The faculty league has some 50
squads, representing nearly every
department in the university, the
social fraternity league has some
43 members, pro fraternities boast
24 teams, the independent league
has 15 members, most of them
clubs, and the residence hall
league has 24 teams. Add to this
the all-campus league, with its
thousands of individual partici-
pants anti you have some idea of
the magnitude of the huge Michi-
gan intramural program.
Under the capable direction of
Mr. Earl Riskey, who is assisted
by Rod Grambeau, the Intramur-
al department has now also ex-
panded to include girls also, spon-
soring a weekly co-recreational
night at which the entire build-
ing is 'devoted to co-educational
sports. The women students of
course have. their own intramural
program under the direction of
the Women's Athletic Association.

As for the champs in last year,
Intramural program, Gomberg
House of the South Quadrangle
distinguished itself by setting a
new Intramural record of 10
championships in a year. Romp-
ing over nearly all opposition in
the Residence Hall league, the
men of Gomberg picked up titles
in outdoor track, football, wres-
tling, handball, water polo, "A"
Bowling, "A" Basketball, the re-
lays, foul shooting, and tennis.
Cooley House of the East quad
picked up four crowns, and
Greene, Michigan, Adams, Strauss,
Allen-Rumsey, Williams, and An-
derson each took one title.
Fraternity Kingpins
In the huge 43 team fraternity
league, Sigma Alpha Mu picked up
five titles, though Phi Delta The-
ta won the year-round point ti-
tle, Sigma Chi won four crowns,
the Phi Delts and ZBT each took
three titles, Tau Delta Phi took
two, and Delta Kappa Epsilon,
Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Lambda
Chi Alpha each took one cham-
pionship.

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In the professional fraternity
league Delta Sigma Delta took the
honors with championships in five
sports. Nu Sigma Nu took, two,
while Phi Chi, Alpha Kappa, Law
Club and Phi Delta Phi each won
one.
Neyman Club dominated the In-
dependent division with five ti-
tles, the Evans Scholars picked up
three, and the Tortfeasors, Ha-
waiians, Fletcher hall, Nelson,
Turks, and Forestry each one one
crown.
The top teams in the faculty
division were the Psychology Po-
litical Science, Education, Navy
and Air Force ROTC teams.
Of all the athletes who partici-
pated in this mammoth program,
ex-grid star Don Peterson, now
a grad student competing for
Gomberg House, was selected by
the Michigan Daily as to top in-
tramural athlete of the year. Pe-
terson also won the trophy the
year before.
Sports Listed
The complete list of sports,
some held on an all-campus and

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some on a team basis, consists of
archery, badminton, regulation
baseball, basketball, bolwing box-
ing, codeball, cricket, cross-coun-
try, diving, fencing, foul shooting,
golf, gymnastics, handball, horse-
shoes, ice hockey, lacrosse, life
saving, paddleball, relays, rifelry,
soccer, softball, squash, swimming,
table tennis, tennis, touch football,
track, twenty-one, volleyball, wa-
ter polo, weight lifting, and wres-
tling.
Special features of the intra-
mural year include an annual In-
tramural Open House, at which
the winter program is brought to
a close. Championships and exhi-
bitions are held in fourteen sports,
with the championship basketball
the program.
games in all divisions featuring
the program.
Another special event is the an-
nual faculty student night, at
which special teams of faculty and
students collide in basketball,
bowling, billiards, handball, pad-
dleball, squash, volleyball, and
water polo.

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NA TION-WIDE TOURS:
Men's Glee Club Outstanding in Country

University Men's Glee Club, ac-
claimed by many as the outstand-
ing college glee club in the nation,
offers an unusual opportunity for
men students to join a music
group.
From coast to coast, from New
York City to Portland, Ore., the
club has won great favor with its
varied repertoire, performed in a
smooth and sophisticated style that
is distinctive of present-day pro-
fessional singing groups.
Sponsored by alumni clubs, con-
cert organizations, civic and serv-
ice groups and school music de-
partments, members of the group
are sent on extensive road tours
yearly. Recently the Town Hall of
New York was host to the club
in one of the high points of the
Spring Tour. The concert was re-
corded and broadcast over short
wave on the "Voice of America."
Tours, Programs
Regular tours include appearanc-
es in Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis,
Louisville, Philadelphia and New
York. These performances are of-
ten broadcast over many large city
networks as well as locally over
the University programs. T h e
group makes weekly appearances
on the University station but has

also appeared with Ed Sullivan on
his program "Toast of the Town"
in New York.
Featured in a movie short by
RKO Pathe entitled "Songs of the
Campus" three years ago the group
sang appropriate college songs in
the background. The film showed
scenic views of campus activities
at the different colleges.
In the beginning of the club in
1859, singing was only a part of
the act. The organization at vari-
ous times has included a band, a
small orchestra, native Hawaiian
artists, a banjo quintet, bird imi-
tators, impersonators and mandolin
acts. In the early 1900's the club
was known as the University Glee
and Mandolin Club.
Club Renamed
At the beginning of the 1922-23
season, the organization was re-
named the Michigan Glee Clubs.
However, an instrumental group
remained and the musicians often
gave a concert during the early
part of a program and then re-
mained to play for a dance to
round out the evening's entertain-
ment.
The final step in the develop-
ment of the University Men's Glee

Club was taken two seasons later,
and membership since then has
been composed solely of male vo-
calists. The change took place when
the club planned to compete in the
annual contest of the Intercolledi-
ate Glee Clubs and decided that
it was best to separate from the
instrumental group.
Ranking as the oldest musical
organization on the campus and
probably among the earliest of the
college glee clubs, the group has
94 years of concert singing in the
record books.
Prof. Duey
Now in his seventh year with
the Men's Glee Club director of
the group, Prof. Phillip A. Duey,
has added considerably to the pres-
tige of the group. Besides his de-
sire for perfection in singing, he
has the knack of arranging music
so as to give freshness and variety
to even time-honored quartet num-
bers.
In addition to his duties as dir-
ector, he is a professor of voice
in the University's School of Music.
His teaching duties and the Glee
Club give him a crowded schedule
throughout the months that the
University is in session.

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Tuesday, Sept. 21
7:15 P.M. Union Ballroom

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