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AiDA, rULe 19, 1B46 TiHE MICoHIG AoN rALY
Drisler Represents Big 10 in College Conference M(


Coach H. 0. "Fritz" Crisler will represent the Western Conference in
an important general meeting of American collegiate conferences in Chica-
go beginning next Monday, it was learned yesterday.
Representatives of sixteen conferences will attend the get-together,,
called at the invitation of K. L. "Tug" Wilson, Commissioner of the
Western Conference and Secretary of the National Collegiate Athletic
The Conferences' sessions will take place Monday and Tuesday, and
will be followed on Wednesday by a meeting of the NCAA Council.
According to Wilson, the primary question to be discussed by the con-
ferences will be "the future of amateurism in inter-collegiate athletics."
He declared that a trend which may destroy the purpose of collegiate ath-
letdcs was becoming increasingly evident. "That is the picture of college
athletics seeking out the boy instead of the boy seeking out college athletics."
"This result leads to a state of semi-professionalism which distorts our
whole conception of athletics as a part of education."
Wilson stated that the Western Conference had attempted to foster
the spirit of amateurism, refusing to grant special privileges to a boy just
because he is an athlete. He must remain eligible from the academic stand-
point as well as athletic. "Over the years we have about perfected that
concept as far as his academic status is concerned," he continued, "There
are no longer charges of classroom or admission favoritism accorded athletes
solely because they are athletes."
The Big Ten Commissioner then admitted that other conferences

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throughout the country had not viewed the matter in the same light. He
maintained that he had no quarrel with them whatsoever, and that it was
one of the main purposes of the next week's meeting to "hear, from all of
us, what the various viewpoints and solutions are, to compare them and
evaluate them, and to see whether we really are so very far apart."
Wilson expressed the hope that the various conferences could
agree on uniform practices to carry out the fundamental principles
which they already had in common.
He then listed two main difficulties barring the way to this uniform
national athletic policy. First, there are "the unavoidable disparities between
institutions," and second, "the differing philosophies of athletic adminis-
Regarding the first trouble, he continued, some colleges have much
larger student populations than others, and are located in areas having
a greater number of people from which to draw students. These usually
have lower tuition fees and generally lower living costs, he added.
These factors give such schools a decided advantage over smaller insti-
tutions, who cannot hope to compete with them.
As to the differing philosophies of athletics, Wilson said, "Some (be-
lieve they can curb undesirable practices by education and regulation and
others just as honestly believe subterfuge can be eliminated only by recog-
nizing such things as subsidies as necessary evils, and bringing them into
the open."
The sixteen conferences that will be represented in the meetings are
the Border, Central Collegiate, Middle Atlantic, Mid-West, Big Six, Missouri
Valley, Mountain States, Pacific Coast, Southeastern, Southern, Southwest,
,Eastern, Western, Ohio, Ivy, and Rock Mountain. NCAA officers also will

Cards Win; Tigers Beaten, IL


Red Birds Move


Coa n's Homer

Into First Place Defeats Trout


ST. LOUIS, July 18--P)--The St.
Louis Cardinals returned to first
place in the National League tonight
by defeating the Philadelphia Phil-
lies, 5 to 4, in a ding-dong battle af-
ter Cincinnati had run the Brooklyn
Dodgers' losing streak to six straight:
Regaining sole possession of the
lead for the first time since May 21,
the Cardinals virtually clinched the
decision, their 12th in their last 15
games, with a four-run outburst in
the fourth inning, Louched off by
Whitey Kurowski's ninth homer of
the season.

WASHINGTON, July 18--(P)-Gil
Coan, Washington's bullet-fast rook-
ie outfielder, clouted a home run in-
side the park in the eighth inning
tonight to give the Senators a 1-4
decision over the Detroit Tigers.
Coan,who travels faster than news
of a nylon sale, smacked a high fly
that rolled to the centerfield fence
He whizzed around the bases so
fast that the play at home was only
a gesture.
Aside from Coan's hit, and run-
ning, there wasn't much of a choice
between the fine pitching of Wash-
ington's Dutch Leonard and Detroit's
Dizzy Trout.


Charlie Hoyt Ex-Wolverine Cinder
Mentor, Is Retiring Permanently

The news that Charlie Hoyt, who
coached Wolverine _thinclads from
1931 t 190, has resigned his posi-
tion at Yale, and now appears to be
going. into permanent retirement,
brings many a memory to the minds
of Michigan men, both in and out
of the sports world.
Eli Director Reveals News
Robert Kiphuth, Eli athletic direc-
tor, revealed Hoyt's departure with
what he termed "keen regret". Dur-
ing the war years, the former Wol-
verin mentor had been temporarily
inactive because Yale dropped var-
sitY: sports; 'but he returned last year
for the sole purpose of getting the
school's track program back on its
feet. At that time he made it 'clear
that he would probably retire this
loyt plans to return to his native
xwa.' He has extensive holdings of
good 7arm-land there, and it is as-
sumed .that he will become the own-
er-supervisor of the estate. It con-.
sists of several thousand acres, split
up into ten or twelve farms.
'Golden Era' Begins
It was with Charlie Hoyt's arrival
at' Milhigan that the so-called "gold-
en era" of Wolverine track began.
Mary Wall ips
Betty Courtright
In Semi-Finals
DETROIT, July 18- (P) - Mary
Agnes Wall defeated Betty Jane
Courtright of Ann Arbor, 2 and 1
in a sea-saw battle, to enable the
Menominee stylist to move into the
final round of the 1946 Michigan
Women's Golf Tournament where
she will face Sally Sessions.
All even at the end of the first
nine, the match saw Miss Courtright
take the lead on the tenth when
her four beat Miss Wall's five. The
Ann Arborite dropped the next two,
however, to go one down.
Ithwent to twodown on the 15th
when her second shot went into a
trap and cost a stroke. She sank a
20-foot putt on the sixteenth, but
Miss Wall matched it with a 19-
footer Which gave her the hole and
finalist 'honors.
Howard Leibee, summer intramural
director, announced yesterday that
the Sports Building will be open to-
night from 7:00 to 9:30 for veterans
and their wives. This is the second
of the weekly co-recreational eve-
nings to be held this summer. The
swimming pool will be open and all
other facilities available.
The intramural handball tourna-
ment is well under way, with 18 con-
testants fighting for top honors. All
matches should be completed by early
next week.
Intramural basketball will begin
next Tuesday, when the Phys Eds
clash with the Misfits. On Thursday
the Eager Beavers are scheduled to
tackle the Phys Eds, while the Beav-
ers and Misfits meet the following
A favorable response has been made
this summer to the daily swimming
classes held for non-swimmers in the
I-M pool. The department revealed
that an average of twenty students
are taking advantage of the instruc-
tion every day.

place lower than third; they finished
in the show spot only two times,
grabbing second place the remaining
Develops Individual Stars
The individual track stars develop-
ed by Coach Hoyt form a roll-call
of some of Michigan's greatest all-
time athletes. Ed Russell started the
list with a brilliant 'career as a
quarter-miler. In 1931 he blazed
through a 440 in 47.6 which stood as
a Michigan record for a decade until
Warren Breidenbach snapped it.
Ned Turner was another stand-out
of the early Thirties molded by Hoyt.
He climaxed hi, career by taking a
fifth for the United States in the
1932 Olympics ii Los Angeles.
In the middle Thirties Hoyt devel-
oped a trio of the best track-men
ever seen in the Middle West. Sprint-
er Sam Stoller engaged in a series of
duels with the famed Jesse Owens in
1935-36, and then in 1937 captured
the National Collegiate 100-yard
In 1937 Bob Osgood came along to
flash through a set of 120-yard high
hurdles in .14 seconds fiat to set a
Big Ten mark which has not yet been
The immortal Bill Watson complet-
ed the triumvirate of stars. He heaved
the shot put 54 ft. 6%/2 in. to chalk
up a Conference record that still
stands in the books.
Coach Hoyt's last gift to the Mich-
igan track scene was Ralph Schwar-
zkopf, the king of Wolverine distance
runners. In 1939 he established a
Michigan two-mile mark which has
never been approached. He was
clocked in 9:05.3.

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CHARLIE HOYT-The man who
coached Michigan to 13 out of a
possible 18 Big Ten track titles in
his nine year tenure here, has left
Yale University to go into retire-
During his nine-year stint as head
coach, he compiled the unusual re-
cord of capturing 13 Big Ten cham-
pionships out of a possible 18. Up
to that time Conference crowns had
been rather scarce for Michigan
He led the Wolverines to the crown
in his very first championship meet
as head coach, the indoor conference
of 1931, and went on to take twelve
more firsts. At no time during the
nine years did a Michigan squad


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Major League Standings
W L Pct. W L Pct.
St. Louis ............50 34 .595 Boston ............. 62 24 .721
Brooklyn .......... ..49 34 .590 New York ...........51 35 .593
Chicago..........44 36 .550 Detroit .............46 36 .561
Boston ........ :.....41 43 .488 Washington .........42 40 .512
Cincinnati ...........39 41 .488 Cleveland ...........39 45 .464
Philadelphia ..... . ...34 44 .436 St. Louis . ............37 48 .435
New York ...........36 47 .434 Chicago ...... . ......33 50 .398
Pittsburgh ......... 34 48 .415 Philadelphia ...... ...25 57 .305
St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 4 New York 3, St. Louis 1
Cincinnati 4, Brooklyn 2 Washington 1, Detroit 0
Pittsburgh 7, New York 3 Cleveland 7, Philadelphia 3
Boston 9, Chicago 3 Boston 3, Chicago 2
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Brooklyn at Cincinnati Detroit at Washington
Boston at Chicago Cleveland at Philadelphia
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