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TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1956






by alan eisenberg etters
Daily Associate Sports Editor





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The Final Notes

IT IS LATE at night. Most of the lights lining Washtenaw Avenue
have dimmed long ago. The cigarette in the ash tray withers away,
smoke curling to the ceiling in tantalizing jerks. Frank Sinatra sings
some sad song at 33 revolutions per minute. A small bulb throws a
yellow light on my typewriter. I can see the sky through the paint-
flecked window in my room. The moon and the stars are very bright
against the background of black; there is an aura of eerie strange-
It is late at night and most everybody is asleep. The only sounds
in the world are the faint rumbles of cars, the chattering of the type-
writer keys, and of Sinatra's distinctly plaintive tone. It is the time
of the morning when everything is fresh and new and to be alive
can be very wonderful and very lonely. It is in the hours before dawn
that now I think of Michigan. Four of my 21 years have been spent
in Ann Arbor. I will be here only a few more weeks and the thought
makes me feel a bit . . . oh, a bit unhappy.
I guess I feel that way because Michigan has been good to me.
This does not mean, however, that everything has been wonderful.
Just like everybody else I have had my little share of sorrows and un-
happy experiences. And there have been the days when the University
was only an educational factory and Ann Arbor was a horrid little
Midwestern town. But those bad days seem to fade for the moment-
} f and maybe that's the way it should be.
Trying to Explain .. .
THE KEYS have stopped. The typewriter almost seems to leer as it
waits for me to put on paper what has been growing inside of me
the last fbur years. How do you' put it into words? How do you tell
people who really do not care that despite the many absurdities you
love this place?
I have spent four years here and now I wonder what I will take
with me. There are the tangible things-like a degree-that are really
unimportant. It is the intangibles that are the most valuable-and the
forces most difficult to weigh and to define. What have I really learn-
ed? How much have I matured? How will I use my knowledge in the
future? How much could Michigan have given me? And how little
did I receive? Can I really think rationally-and come to a logical
decision? Will my education stop now that the classroom door is clos-
ing-or will I keep on trying to understand?
In eight semesters I have taken a lot of courses, studied too many
nights for examinations, written countless papers on all kinds of
subjects. I've been in the Literary College the whole time, majoring in
English literature, and hold the usual low opinion concerning the intel-
lectual level of Business Administration and Engineering students.
I lost count a long time ago as to the number of books I have used.
But what did I learn? Did I obtain what people call without'
knowing what it really is-a well rounded education? How many
courses did I miss that I wanted to take? How many courses that I
took were any good? And so I take away with me doubt as to what I
accomplish ....
The Initial View..
BUT ALONG with the somewhat painful introspection I will take
with me some memories. I remember now how the Huron River
looked when I first saw it through the window of a slow moving train.
I remember, too, it was raining when I left the train; a prophetic
symbol I think today.' I recall the strangeness I felt when I entered
West Quadrangle. I remember getting lost and not wanting to ask for
direction because then it would be obvious that I was a freshman.
Football Saturdays will always be a pleasant thought. Most
of the games themselves, the scores, the outstanding plays have already
been forgotten. But the color, the excitement, the pride, the joy or
sorrow have left an indelible mark. Even if you did not care you could
always tell when it was Saturday. The weather was usually good but
nobody, it seemed, ever got tired of saying with a smug look on their
face that "Criser must have a direct connection with God."
The cars filled up the streets quickly, the dormitories, fraternity
and sorority houses attracted many visitors. I always felt a bit em-
barrassed and a bit annoyed when I saw little ragged children selling
parking places. I remember, too, following the crowd down State
Street-holding the hand of a little girl with black hair and deep green.
eyes-and getting more and more animated as we neared the Stadium.
We always reached our seats early. I suspect that I enjoyed watch-
ing the band more than seeing the game; it may be a blasphemous
statement-especially from a sports reporter-but it is true. I do not
think I shall forget how much I enjoyed the band prance. Bit the best
was yet to come and I always became nervous as I waited for the
moment. -
Noise of a Great Silence ...
THE BAND was always at the cente-of the field when they played
the alma mater. The huge crowd reluctantly rose and began singing.
There is a line in The Yellow and Blue which runs: "And yellow the
moon on the harvest wain -Hail!" And there was the noise of a great
silence. It was a quiet which sent shivers up my back six or seven times
each season for four years. Almost 100,000 people were dead silent;
they were paying homage, tribute - call it what you want. But it was
that one second silence that I waited for every week and which I
will not be able to forget.
There are other memories which I will take with me. I shall
always think of Ann Arbor as it is in the Spring. I shall think of warm
days, a slight wind, lush trees swaying, Good Humors on the steps of
Angell Hall, a cigarette break on the diagonal, the cutting of afternoon
classes to play a bad round of golf.
Many of the memories are happy ones because I have shared
them with friends. But the end of the road is not far away and I
realize I will lose contact with too many of them too quickly. The
thought makes me sad and I wonder how many I will know intimately
in five years. There is Jordan, Hanley, and Shirlee, Ron, Herbie, and

Sandy, and Carole. I hope I can hold on to a couple.
I have been writing for a long time; dawn is not far away. The
cigarette no longer tastes good and the Sinatra record has long since
finished. I have said a lot-perhaps too much. I guess, too, that I have
been pretty sentimental. Five years from now I may read this column
and laugh-but this morning I sincerely mean what I have written.
There is also much that I wanted to say and could not find the words;
for this I am sorry. To those who have read this far I hope I have not
bored you and I thank you for sticking with me,
At any rate, it's time to go to bed.

Went Wrong'
For Golfers
"It was just one of those days
when everything went wrong," re-
flected golf Coach Bert Katzen-
meyer about the Wolverines' dis-
appointing performance in last
Saturday's triangular meet at La-
fayette, Ind.
Michigan, which defeated both
of these teams the previous week-
end, dropped decisions to both
Ohio State and Purdue. The links-
men were trounced by the powerful
Buckeyes, 23-11, and lost to the
Boilermakers, who were paced by
NCAA champion Joe Campbell's
149, by a narrow 23-10 count.
First Loss in Six Meets
Commenting about the loss, the
first for the Wolverines in the last
six meets, Katzenmeyer said, "It
was a combination of things. You
couldn't put your finger on a singly
f actor."
The Purdue course, with its
somewhat steeper hills than tle
Wolverine home grounds, is a very
deceptive course to play. Judge-
ment of distances is difficult be-
cause of the situation of the greens
on the rolling terrain.
As a result, club selection is a
problem on almost every shot and
'M' Club
There will be a meeting of
the "M" Club tonight at 7:30.
the golfers found many of their
second shots failing to hit or stick
on the greens.
Quadrangular Meet Here
The linksmen will have the op-
portunity to avenge their poor
showing next weekend when they
meet Purdue, Olio State and an
improved North westernsquad on
the Michigan course. It will be
the year's first meeting between
the Wolverines and the Wildcats
from Evanston, Ill.

[Whitewash Opponent, 9-0;
Broncos Here Tomorrow


Special To The Daily
SOUTH BEND, Ind.--Michigan's
tennis team sparkled as it trounced
Notre Dame, 9-0, for its 26th
straight win here yesterday.
The victory marked the 14th
time in their 21-dual-match his-
tory that the Wolverines have
bested the Irish.
The netters had a relatively e isy
time of itcapturing each indi-
vidual match without the loss of a
Ace Barry MacKay was the only
one to experience any difficulty as
he downed Notre Dame's pantain,
Harry Smith, 6L2, 8-6. It was only
the third tilme that Smith has
been beaten this season.
Dick Potter captured the num-
ber two singles match by defeating
Chuck Vanoncini, 6-3, 6-1.
Mark Jaffe, playing in the num-
ber three position, easily over-
whelmed Dean Richards. who is
also a junior, 6'3, 6-0.
John Harris, Michigan's promis-
ing sophomore, continued the vic-

tory pattern by drubbing Jim
Rich, 6-2, 6-3.
In the other singles matches
Dale Jensen downed Bill O'Con-
nor, 6-3, 6-1; and Larry Brown
beat John Metz, 6-0, 6-3.
MacKay and Potter teamed up
in the number one doubles spot
and gave Smith and Vanoncini
their second defeat of the season,
6-3, 6-4.
Jaffe and Harris set back Rich
and Metz in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.
In the third doubles match, Jen-
sen and Brown downed Tony Gon-
zales and Duane Van Dyke, 6-0,
Michigan faces Western Michi-
gan tomorrow at 2 p.m. in a match
originally scheduled for May 2. The
netters then compete with a tough
Illini squad on Friday.

ulty athletic representatives of
the Pacific Coast Conference
Sunday placed the University of
Washington on two years' pro-
bation and slapped on other re-
strictions which has the effect
of assessing a $52,000 fine
against the university.
The action was taken as the
result of investigations by Vic-
.or 0. Schmidt, conference com-
missioner of the Greater Wash-
ington Advertising Fund, more
commonly known as the
"Torchy Torrance Slush Fund."

... bemoans loss

... overwhelms foe

Gomberg, Reeves Win
In I-M Softball Action



Williams House, Gomberg, and
Reevs found themselves safely
nestled in the residence halls first
place playoffs after a total of
eight contests were played yes-
terday afternoon at Ferry Field.
Williams gained a playoff berth
by taking its fifth straight victory
in routing Van Tyne, 16-2. Led by
the strong hitting and pitching of
Bob Lovell, Williams jumped off to
a 4-0 lead in the second inning
and was never headed.
The Big Red of Gomberg, which
had already clinched a playoff
position, squeezed out a 10-8 win
over Adams House in a game
marred by some erratic pitching
and sloppy fielding. Going into the
final inning, the score was tied,
5-5. Gomberg then came up with
five big runs and the outcome
seemed certain.

Pitcher Erle Kauffman hit a
sudden streak of wildness, how-
ever, and was unable to close the
door on Adams' belated bid until
Adams had scored three runs on
six walks.
Having also clinched a first
place playof berth last week, the
men of Reeves added to their
laurels by downing Winchell
House, 6-3.
In other games, Hayden topped
Michigan, Chicago upset Greene,
Allen-Rumsey downed Scott, Lloyd
topped Kelsey and Anderson tied
Huber, 4-4.

Baltimore 4, Detroit 3 (N)
Boston 5, Cleveland 1
Kansas City at Washington -
postponed - wet grounds and
threatening weather.
Milwaukee 3, Brooklyn 1
St. Louis 6, New York 3 (N)

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Herschel Loomis asks:

What are my
chances for
advancement -n
a large company
like Du PoontVI

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The time was more than ripe for someone new to crash into the
elite of Big Ten tennis.
SINCE TEAM TENNIS TITLES were instituted in 1933, North-
western and Chicago had stood like a two-headed colossus over the
rest of the netters in the Conference. But there was always a hope
that some outsider would come along and whisk a championship away
from one of these powerhouses.
AS THE CONFERENCE MEET opened in 1941, that hope rested
in Michigan. The chance to splatter the eight-year monopoly was
better than ever this year. Michigan had brashly sammed their way
through seven dual wins against only three losses.
AFTER THE FIRST DAY the Wolverines were in the driver's seat
with eight points, thanks to victories by Michigan captain Jim
Tobin, Alden, Johnson, and unseeded To Gamon, and the doubles team
victories of Tobin & Hammett and Gamon & Gerry Schaflander.
BUT THE OLD KINGS, the Wildcats and the ,Chicago Maroons
were not yet beaten, and could still apply a stinging racket to the
posterior of upstart Michigan. As it turned out Tobin and the teams
of Tobin & Hammett and Schaflander & Gamon all lost, but coach Leroy
Weir still held the high cards. Before that Saturday finale was over
Gamon had run over Ralph Johnson of Chicago and "Jinx" Johnson
had registered the only whitewashing of the tournament as he handed
double 6-0's to Minnesota's Ken Silgen.
WHEN THE SUN WENT DOWN over the University of Chicago
courts that day, Chicago and Northwestern set right with it. Michigan
had overthrown the Big Ten tennis aristocracy. The Wolverines wound

Herschel H. Loomis, Jr., will receive his B.S. degree in electrical
engineering from Cornell University June 1957. Herschel is a member
of the freshman and varsity rifle teams, an associate member of Octa-
gon, a dramatic group, and belongs to Theta Chi Fraternity. Like
many other students, he's making employment plans early.
Peter Meshkoff answers:

cI' Baseball

(less than ten times at bat)

(10 or more times at bat)

Peter J. Meshkoff joined Dii Pont at the Jackson
Laboratory in 1941, after obtaining a B.S.Ch.E. from
the University of Detroit and an M.S. from the Uni-
versity of Michigan. He has had a wide range of Du Pont
experience, from chemist in the Dye Works to chief
supervisor and works engineer at several plants, with
many opportunities to observe Du Pont personnel
policies. Today Pete Meshkoff is works engineer at
Dn Pont's new Film Plant at Circleville, Ohio.

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Overall Team Ave. 494 128


Your question is a natural one, Herschel-one we hear
quite often. Du Pont is unquestionably a large company
in total number of employees and in all its operations.
But, actually, Du Pont is made up of ten independent
departments, almost as if it were ten companies under
one management. And it is a fundamental policy at
Du Pont to promote from within and on merit only.
That produces many opportunities for new men, but
in addition there are proportionately more promotions
at Du Pont each year-by reason of expansion and re-
tirement-than you would find in most smaller com-
panies. I say "proportionately more" because Du Pont
has grown at an average rate of seven per cent a year for
the past 153 years-arecord that few companies can

opportunities for growth touched on by
Pete Meshkoff? Send for a free copy of
"The Du Pont Company and the College
Graduate," which discusses many of the


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