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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1956




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Five Bodies Join Forces
To Define Amateurism

Skip MocMichael

Annual Spring Practice Closes

I Formation of a "National Com-
amittee on Amateurism" was an-
nounced yesterday by five major
United, States sports governing
According to The Detroit News,
banding together were the Ama-
teur Athletic Union, the National
Collegiate Athletic Association, the
United States Golf Association,
the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association,
and the U.S. Olympic Association.
Result of Controversies
The action was the result of
controversies as to the definition
of an amateur.
Nearly all of the organizations
currently are involved in cases
where amateur regulations of their
group have been broken.
Has No Disciplinary Power
,Right now, the committee em-

phasizes it is strictly a consultive
organization on amateurism's
problems. The group, however, will
have no disciplinary powers.
AAU secretary-treasurer Dan
Ferris said that in the future
other governing bodies will be
invited to join the organization.
Could Become Ruling Body
Although he didn't say so, by
this method of expansion, the
committee would become the ruling
power in the United States at all
The AAU's power is limited. For
example, it has nothing to say
about how tennis and golf are run
and getting the rulers of these two
sports to sit down at the confer-
ence table represents somewhat of
an accomplishment in itself,


Weekend for 'M' Gridders

Good coaching and steady im-
provement are two of the essential
factors that have furthered the
playing career of veteran golfer
Skip MacMichael.
Now in his second year on the
Michigan varsity squad, MacMich-
ael attributes much of his success
to the instruction he has received.

I-M Standings
Standings do not include ping pong,. water polo, tennis, golf,
horseshoes and softball in the Social Fraternity Division and the last
four of these sports in the other three divisions. Only the top five
teams in each division are listed.

Nu Sigma Nu .............. 758
Phi Alpha Delta ........... 685
Law Club .................601
Phi Chi ................... 591
Delta Sigma Delta ......... 583
Alpha Tau Omega ........1132
Sigma Phi Epsilon.........1114
Phi Delta Theta .......... 1053
Sigma Chi................ 1052
Sigma Alpha Epsilon ......1001.

Gomberg ........... ..... 1449
Williams ................. 1339
Taylor .......... 1053
Lloyd ....................1045
Cooley ...................1034
Seldom Seen Kids .........906
Evans Scholars............796
Newman Club ............. 593
AFROTC ................508

... veteran Wolverine golfer
A former caddy at the Detroit Golf
Club, he had the privilege of play-
ing with many of the Detroit area's
outstanding players.
"Horton Smith, professional at
the Detroit Golf Club, was a very
fine teacher," reflected the lanky

junior. "I have also played with
Ben Smith, a former Big Ten
champion from Michigan."
Not all of MacMichael's coaching
came in his younger days in De-
troit. "Bert has helped me more
than anyone," he commented, re-
ferring to varsity coach Bert Kat-
zenmeyer. "I've never played on a
team which has as good relation-
ships with a coach as we have with
Bert. He is quite a guy."
On Record Breaking Prep Squad
MacMichael was a very promi-
nent high school golfer. He was a
member of the University of De-
troit High School team that estab-
lished a new record in winning the
Metropolitan Championship. The
four players combined for a bril-
liant 300, an average of 75 strokes
per man, to break the former re-
"We beat the former record by
one stroke," he related. "Chuck
Kocsis, the famous professional,
was a member of the team that
held the record we broke."
MacMichael was awarded all-
city honors the year his team took
the championship. He also won
the Detroit District Championship.
At U. of D. High he was a member
of the football and basketball
One of his finest performances
came two years ago in the Western
Junior Championship, when he
lost in the finals by one down to
Herb Clance of Iowa.
Wins Frosh Tournament
The freshman tournament often
is the turning point in the. careers
of many golfers who come to
Michigan. He shot an almost dis-
astrous 81 in the first round of
the tournament. With the pressure
on him, MacMichael settled down
to fire a four round total of 306,
enough to beat Hank Loeb by a
He is a junior in the School of
Business Administration, but plans
to take up law as a profession. "I'm
thinking a lot about criminal law
because I like solving problems,"
said MacMichael.
Although he plans to play golf
as long as he lives, he doubts if he
will ever pursue it professionally.
Reflecting about this years squad
he commented, "We probably have
more depth than anyone in the Big
Cards' Poholsk)y
Shuts Out Philliesj
By The Associated Press

The final whistle indicating the
end of Saturday afternoon's intra-
squad football game at the Michi-
gan Stadium will mark the close
of "Spring Football, 1956."
During the past 76 years, Michi-
gan football captains have en-
scribed the traditions of spring
practice upon the grounds of
Ferry Field. Following in the foot-
steps of Ed Meads, Captain Tom
Maentz entered the page of this
year's drills under the watchful
eye of Coach Bennie Oosterbaan
and his staff,
Drill at Ferry Field
The game of football has chang-
ed since the first spring practice
back in 1879, However, the prac-
tice field is the same one used by
Michigan's first grid candidatesf
and purpose of the drills has been
carried down through the years
with only slight variations.
In 1905, anxious football candi-
dates gathered at Waterman Gym-j
nasium one March evening for,
some general coaching and signal
work. Captain Hugh White held
these indoor evening sessions for
the rest of the month "to keep the
football men in touch with the
game and help them get used to
each other,"
When the ground finally dried,
the team moved outdoors. On that
"Washed Out
Yesterday's tennis match be-
tween Michigan and Western
Michigan was canceled for the
second straight week because of
rain. -
day a new era began in the history
of Michigan football-Fielding H.
Yost took charge to mark the be-
ginning of his 25-year reign as
head coach.
"Hurry Up" Yost inspired en-
thusiasm at once, He said to his
squad: "I will drill you in the
'minor' points of the game such as
catching the ball, falling on the
ball, and interference."
Yost's code was "Get every man
out; get every man to work and
to work hard!"
In 1916, they worked harder than
usual. In past years, the squad
had been put through a routine of
practice in passing, kicking and.
plays from formation, but Yost de-
cided to include scrimmage in the
spring curriculum.

1Y1ulgal ftuml UU ox k-cago
- .. 7 1 to the man making the best show-
--^ing in spring football practice in-
TOM MAENTZ jected some competitive spirit into
.carries on tradition the drills. The award was named
the Meyer W. Morton Trophy.
Since the fall season carried with Mr. Morton put the award up
it the dedication of three stadia, during the spring training season
the eyes and ears of students, I because in the fall, the glamour of

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alumni and Michigan citizens the throng and the thrill of corn-
would be centered on the Wolver- petition furnishes sufficient com-
ine gridders. It meant too much petition to get thet men out for
to Michigan to neglect any oppor- practice. However, in the spring
tunity to make itself a power in when the real development takes
the game of football. place, this motive is lacking,"
Because of the necessity of Never again will a Michigan
spring training that year, the football squad experience a ten-
coaching staff introduced an in- week or more spring training
tra-squad game to climax the period, which was not unusual be-
scheduled drills. Following the fore Western Conference rules
contests, the coaches made criti- limited spring drills to a 30 day
cisms which were expected to prove period of 20 sessions in 1952.
of value in correcting the faults However, the spring football
that crop up under fire. program still includes scrimmag-
Morton tAward Initiated ing, the intrasquad game, the pres-
entation of the Morton trophy and
Making its debut in 1925, the becomes one more item in, the
presentation of a trophy by the "tradition that is Michigan,"
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Righthander Tom P o h o 1 s k y Coach Issues Special Plea
limited the Philadelphia Phillies Spring football had a big year
to four hits last night to give the in 1924. Assistant Coach George
Cardinals a 3-0 win at St. Louis Little issued a special plea to all
and undisputed possession of first prospective football candidates,
place in the National League. urging them to participate in the
The win boosted the Cardinals spring drills.
one-half game ahead of Milwaukee
in the standings. The scheduled
game between the Braves and: :: :
Pirates at Milwaukee was rained
The win was the sixth in its last
seven outings for St. Louis and
Poholsky's third stragiht victory.
At New York, Mickey Mantle
dropped a fly ball and Bill Skowron
a throw in the ninth inning to
enable Cleveland to eke out a 6-5
win over the Yankees. Herb Score
was credited with the win and
reliefer Tom Morgan charged with
the defeat.
At Boston, a fine relief perform-
ance by rookie Dave Sisler helped
the Red Sox to a 7-5 win over Chi-
cago. Sisler came on in the eighth
inning with the bases loaded and
proceded to fan Nellie Fox and in-
duce Minnie Minoso to fly out to
end the threat.
Art Ditmar pitched a seven hit
shutout at Baltimore to give Kan-
sas City a 4-0 win over the Orioles.
Charley Maxwell and Al Kaline
homered at Washington and Paul
Foytack pitched five hit ball as
Detroit whipped the Senators, 7-3.
An error by New York catcher
Ray Katt enabled the Redlegs to
score twice in the seventh inning
last night at Cincinnati to edge
the Giants 6-5.
Brooklyn at Chicago was post-
poned by rain. -


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