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!usler Tops Medal Golfj
Tourney by Two Strokes
Match Play Plan Will Divide Contestants
Among Four Competitive Flight Divisions

An opening hole eagle provided the
two stroke victory margin that en-
abled Robert Busler, Kansas City,
Mo., to take top honors in the All-
Campus Medal Play Tourney with a
highly respectable 75.
Busier, the 1940 Kansas City golf
champion, stroked his way out in a
neat par 36 and came home with a
39 to finish two strokes in front of
Doug Beath and William Powers who
tied at 77.
The scores of Saturday's tourney
will be used to divide the huge medal
play field into four flights for match
play. Under a plan designed to en-
able players to compete with op-
ponents of relatively equal ability,
the field has been divided into the
Championship, Wolverine, Maize,
and Blue flights.
The eight low scorers will com-
pete 'in the Championship flight
with the rest of the field being di-
vided among the other three divi-
Anyone interested in entering the
tourney,> who did not play in the
Medal Tourney, may do so by turn-
ing in an 18 hole qualifying score
card to the I-M Sports Building be-
fore Saturday. Play will begin early
next week.
Player Score
Robert Busier.......... .....75
Doug Beath..... . .. .... 77
William Powers.............77
John Olsen ................. 78
Henry J. Pryzbek ............ 80
Bob Campan ................ 80
Dick Dragen ................ 81
J. J. Benavie ..............82
John Page................82
Fred Campan..............83
GilWesta ................84,
Harold M. Price.... .84
William Peet ...............85
D. M. Clanahan ............. 86
Dale Stiollsteiner............87
With the first round of singles
matches in the Intramural tennis
tournament completed, 32 netters re-
main in the competition. The sec-
ond round pairings are being made
and, players will be ntifed when
their next match has been arranged.
Drawings for the doubles play are
also being made now.
* * *
Although the Intramural hand-
ball tourney has begun, entries are.
still being accepted, and the sec-
and round matches will not be
played until next week.
* *
Brackets are being made for the
Intramural badminton tournament
and all those who are interested in
entering should report to the Sports
Building tomorrow.
* * *r
Scores of fraternity softball
games yesterday:
Chi Phi 18, Theta Xi 6
Zeta Beta Ta 18, Phi Sigma
Delta 7
Sigma Chi 24, Delta Tau Delta
,Delta 9
* * *
The basketball free throw competi-
tion has begun but those interested
may still enter the tourney.
* * *
Tyler vs. Greene
Hinsdale vs. Prescott
Fletcher vs. Wenley
Vaughn vs. Rumsey

Frank Morgan .............. 87
Jim Frogner...............88
Roy G. Burton ..... . .........88
R. L. Thompson,............89
McKee .................... 89
R. Germain................89
Winfield Hale..............90
Dick Stribley. .............. 93
Fred McMahon.............93
Carl Rush.................95
Cecil Sink................100
John Gwin................102
John Gent................110
Clayton Bigelow............126

Betty Courtright
Wins in State Golf
DETROIT, July 16-4(A)-Sally
Sessions of Muskegon, medalist
and a pre-tourney favorite, cap-
tured her opening round of the
Women's State Golf Champion-
ship today, defeating 19-year-old
Shirley Spork of Lakepoint, six
up with five holes unplayed.
Other survivors of the opening
round included:
Mrs. S. S. Byrd of Detroit, who
defeated Mrs. V. E. Ryden, also of
Detroit, 6 and 5;
Betty Courtright of Ann Arbor,
winner over Mrs. Elizabeth Rob-
son of Detroit, 3 and 2.
While Miss Sessions tangles with
Mrs. Weiss in the second stanza,
Miss Wall will engage Miss Rus-
sell, Mrs. Bretzlaff will meet Mrs.
Bush, and Mrs. Byrd will com-
pete against Miss Courtright.


By JACK MARTIN, Daily Sports Editor

THE ALUMNAE OF ANN ARBOR, one of the largest and most faithful
contingents of graduates representing any American college, have spread
the fame of the University of Michigan to every nook and cranny of the
United States, and to many a foreign shore as well, and students, from the
moment they hit the campus, are steeped in the lore of years of tradition.
One of the earliest facts that bewildered freshmen become aware of
is that.Michigan has an athletic record. And all through their scholastic
career this awareness is drilled into them until it becomes habit to say that
Michigan has one of the greatest athletic reputations in the country and
will continue to have one. Our athletic plant, we say, with its Sports Build-
ing, its Yost Field House, its Millionaire Stadium, is nowhere surpassed.
Yes, we congratulate ourselves, as far as sports go, Michigan is tops.
In an article which appeared in The Daily last week about Abd Tra-
boulsi, the athletic director ,of the American University of Beirut, there is
one particular paragraph which reads: "The basis of (the Beirut) intramur-
al work is a system of required participation in sports. A failure will auto-
matically make (the student) inelligible to continue in school."
In other words, a Beirut student has to pass athletics to graduate
just as a Michigan student must pass English 1. That fact provides
food for a little thought. It would seem, since our country is admittedly
the most sports-minded place on earth, that our schools would place
athletics on the highest level of importance. And on the surface they
do. Nowhere else is there such a system of inter-ollegiate varsity com-
But look under the surface. Estimating a list of participation in var-
sity sports at Michigan, we see a picture like this: 70 men in football, 40
in track, 35 in baseball, 25 in swimming, 20 in basketball, 15 in wrestling, 15
in hockey, 10 in tennis, 10 in golf. Add a few just to overcome argument
and you have a total of certainly not more than 250 men who are continu-
ously active in varsity sports.
Now, the experts figure on a 17,000 enrollment here next Fall. About
4.0,000 will probably be men. Of these, 6,000 will be veterans, who had?
physical training in the service, leaving a total of 4,000 non-veteran men.
About half of the 250 varsity participants will be vets, leaving 125 non-
veterans engaged in competition. WHAT, IN THE WAY OF PHYSICAL
A LITTLE RESEARCH reveals some interesting answers to that question.
It puts Michigan in a rather unfavorable light. In the Big Ten circle,
for example, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio State, and Iowa all give credit toward
graduation for physical activity courses. Michigan does not. Illinois, Iowa,
and Northwestern have a minimum requirement for graduation of two years
in physical education. Michigan requires but one.
And there is a pessimistic story behind even the one year. During
the war years, when students, in or out of service, should have been
developing themselves physically if at any time at all, an average of
50 per cent of the men were excused from taking any form of physical
training whatsoever.
A recent survey showed that roughly 70 per cent of American uni-
versities gave credit for athletic courses, while the majority had a mini-
mum requirement of two years of physical education. Michigan, in other
words, is in the lowest ranks when it comes to basic physical activity for
Education is the prime mission of colleges, yes. But is the intellectual
cry that athletics are therefore a nuisance warranted? Columbia Univer-
sity, whose educational excellence is not disputed, requires two years of
athletic courses-and gives credit for them.
Michigan needs a more comprehensive intramural athletic pro-
gram;. The fault for the present deficiency does not rest on the athletic
directors. It rests rather on the singular lack of cooperation between
the academic and the athletic groups of the University. Many simply do
not realize the importance of physical development. A man cannot
get the fullest measure of life, even though he have the brilliance of an
Einstein or Shakespeare, unless he has the physical health with which
to enjoy it.

Islands fishing guides picked
Miriam Lavelle (above) as
Queen Bass to reign over the 1946;
Rod and Gun club bass tourna-
ment at Alexandria Bay, N. Y.

S U R I B A C H I .T O D A Y-joe Rosenthal, who took the
historic Iwo Jima flag raising picture atop Mt. Surlbachi Feb. 23,
1945, visits the monument which now marks the spot. Rosenthal,
staff photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle on leave to
illustrate a NATS book, made the flag picture as an 'Associated
Press cameraman with the wartime still picture pool.

Frick Hands Durocher Five Day Vacation;
Feller Fans Seven in Beating Boston,6-3

ST. LOUIS, July 16--(P)-Mana-
ger Leo Durocher of the Brooklyn
Dodgers was notified today by Presi-
dent Ford Frick of the National
League that he had been suspended
for five days and fined $150 as a re-
sult of his verbal clash, with Umpire
Al Barlick in the third inning of last
night's game with the St. Louis Car-
Durocher protested vigorously
when Barlick ruled that a low liner
from the bat of Enos Slaughter, Car-
dinal outfielder, had not been caught
by Dodger left fielder, Pete Reiser.
Both Durocher and Reiser were
ejected from the game.
* * *
BOSTON, July 16--(P)Bobby Fel-
ler blazed his fast ball by seven Red
Sox batters today to raise his sea-
son's strikeout total to 202 as the

Indians trounced the Red Sox 6-3 be-
fore 33,142 paid fans.
Three home runs, two by Keltner
and one by Pat (Muscles) Seerey,
provided the margin for Feller's 16th
victory of the year against five de-
The Sox rallied for two runs in the
ninth inning, but the Cleveland shift
(six men packed in right field) got
Ted Williams on a high, short fly
with two men on base and Manager
Lou Boudreaux snared a line drive
by Bobby Doerr to end the game.
Rowe Shuts Out Reds
CINCINNATI, July 16--(oP)-
Schoolboy Rowe was most of the
show today as the Philadelphia Phils
shutout the Cincinnati Reds, 2-0. In
marking up his ninth victory against
four defeats, Rowe let the Redlegs
down with five hits.

The contest, lacking in fireworks
at the plate, was enlivened in the
ninth when catcher Andy Seminick
pushed umpire Dusty-Boggess at se-
cond base and was ejected from the
* * *
Giants Nip Cubs, 1-0
CHICAGO, July 16-(P)-Big Bill
Voiselle, the Giants' in-and-out
righthander, had one of his good
days today as he set the Chicago
Cubs down withf six hits to lead the
New Yorkers to a 1-0 victory.
There will be a meeting for bas-
ketball team managers at 4:00
p.m. in the Sports Building today.
The. co-recreational. program
begun last semester will be con-
tinued throughout the summer.
All veterans and their wives are
invited to use the facilities of the
Sports Building Friday evening
7-9:30 p.m.

Major League Standings

P A RI S B E A U T I E S O N P A R A D E-French bathing beauty contestants, wearing the latest in fashionable, swimming Suits
and carrying identifying entry numbers, line up for the judges at the Molitor pool in Paris.


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