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August 15, 1948 - Image 11

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LES REMINISCES
Michigan Athletics Publicist
Recalls Top Thrill of Career

In describing his most thrilling'
experience of more than 20 years
of newswriting, Les Etter, head
of the publicity department of the
University athletic association,
relates the incident which won the
second of a two-game series be-
tween Michigan and Minnesota
during the 1926 season.
"It was late in that game,"
Etter begins, "that the great All-
American, . Bennie Ooosterbaan
whom I have come to know quite
intimately as a Michigan coach in
the last two years picked up a
free ball inside the Michigan 40-
yard line and romped 60-odd
yards for the score that tied the
ball game."
Biggest Thrill
That play, coupled with the
conversion for goal by the other
member of the Bennie-to-Denny

combination, Benny Friedman,
was .the- most -thrill-packed of his
life, Etter related. "I was .a fresh-
man at Minnesota at the time and
was full of the old college spirit.
It was a serious blow to my morale,
for with that play, Michigan won
the game 7-6," he added.
Ends Fifth Year Here
Etter, who has seen quite a few
thrilling sights during his career
as news reporter and publicity
man, is now entering his fifth
year at the University, having
marked his fourth anniversary
here Aug. 8.
As head of the department,
Etter's responsibilities are nu-
merous. He sends all Michigan
sports news to more than 600
newspaper and radio stations
throughout the country.

LURED BY PENN - After eight
years leading Michigan track
squads, Ken Doherty resigned to
accept a similar position at
Pennsylvania.
Doherty is succeeded by Don
Canham, Michigan high-jumper
from '39-'40.

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RIDE AWAY..

BEST ON CAMPUS:
Setomer Wins Daily I-M Trophy

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By BEV BUSSEY
In a big school where it's easy
for the average student to be swal-
lowed up in mediocrity, there is
still a chance here at Michigan
to gain some recognition for ath-
letic prowess.
A few extra-curricular hours
down at the Intramural Building
has proved that to Lee Setomer,
winner of last year's annual trophy
as "I-M Athlete of the Year."
Upon the recommendaton of
Earl Riskey, director of the Intra-
mnural program, a cup, awarded
by the Michigan Daily, is given
1,000 HEAdS WANTED
For that Collegiate "Crew or
Personality Cut"at the Das-
cola Barbers, between State
and Michigan Theatres.

to the individual with the highest
number of points earned in various
activities throughout the two se-
mesters.
Any sports enthusiast has an
equal opportunity to become the
athlete of renown-whether he be
a fraternity, dorm or independent
agent.
Setomer, the '47-'48 winner, was
an independent who devoted most
of his spare time to instructing
and arranging the annual boxing
show held during the I-M Open
House. He entered every All-Cam-
pus tournament and was noted for
his powerful hand-ball tactics.
The trophy was awarded the
previous year to Don Murray, en-
ergetic and house-conscious ath-
lete from Greene House. Don was
listed in thirteen sports, most of
them as a team member for
Greene House, and in each con-

test, he was some place near the
top of the standings.
Murray won the cup after a
lapse of four years when the war-
time program interrupted regular
activities. As seen in these two
cases, versatility and ability sound
the keynote. More points are made
with each advancement in any
tournament, whether it be singles
or team competition.
There are thirty-six sports on
the yearly program, and out of
this number, fourteen is consid-
ered the average needed for all
hopefuls.
In the case of varsity men, they
are not allowed to engage in I-M
tournaments while the sports in
which they are participating are
still in session. Although that sport
may terminate in the middle of an
I-M tourney, the letter winner
must wait until the beginning of
the next contest scheduled.

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