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Even Athletis :0

Canada Edges Russia
In World Hockey Duel


THERE SEEM TO BE money problems everywhere one looks at the
University of Michigan. No department can afford anything new,
and most of them now can't aford half of the older things. Things
that have been taken for granted ,in the past are now on the cutting
This has, often been a problem with the academic 'side of Michi-
gan, where the funds must come from the State Legislature. But it is
something new to the Michigan Athletic\pepartmeift-which always
thoughtit had a fool-proof method of getting adequate money.
Michigan's Athletic Department is a self-sustaining system. The
money It spends is all earned through gate-receipts at the various
athletic contests. The State Legislature doesn't have to be favorally'
impressed, nor do the Legislators have to be convinced that money
isn't being wasted and cuts can't be made. Perhaps this As just as good
-undoubtedly the StateLegislators would be entirely unfavorable -to
athletics if they can't see the point to education itself.
Sports Money Needed ...
BUT NOW the Athletic Depa'rtment is havingjust as much financial
trouble as anyone else. The building program for the athletic plant
is falling far behind the schedule that was tentatively set a few years.
ago; and even farther behind need.
Yost Field House is barely adequate for housing the new basket-
ball court (something-that was- bought only when the old one was
entirely out of the question). From the players' standpoint the place
is obnoxious, from the fans' almost ridiculous, and from the press' it
is impossible. The Coliseum, although not as dingy, is just as an-
Although these two buildings are the chief need (chief to the price.
of some millions fo dollars) there are many other smaller items on
the department program that are needed. One of these is a new I-M
Building (actually, another rather than a new one).
For' a comparison, look at Michigan .State. They have built many
new buildings within the past few years: an addition to the football sta-
dium, a new swimming pool, and the already present, more-than-
adequate field house. Of course, they need a new hockey rink, but
that is in the works.
Of course, the ironic thing is that Michigan State doesn't have a
separate fund for athletics. Theii money comes from the State Legis-
lature. Maybe Michigan is doing it all backwards.
*. 5 Fill the Stadium
HE EXPLANATION of Michigan's athletic money drought, of.
course, is very simple: a losing season in football. The only solu-
tion, given the present set-up: a winning season next year.
All it takes is a full Michigan Stadium every Saturday in the fall,
and all the buildings, all the special items, everything will become
available. But the Stadium hasn't been full every Saturday-or even
some Saturdays-for a few years. Thus the change in football coaches
was perhaps hurried, with the hope that the solution will be hurried.
Such pressure is a shame, but now that it has happened, let's hope
the results are quick--like the fall of 1959.
It is even true that the football team must be great in order for
the other teams to be great. At least where money means greatness.
Take, for example, this winter's gymnastics team. Coach Newt Loken's
squad finished second in the Big Ten, and by comparative dual-meet
scores they rank third in the nation. However, because of a Michigan
rule that says no gymnast who places lower than third in the Big Ten
events can go to the NCAA meet (because of the expense involved)
Michigan will not be represented by a full team, and can't conceivably
score high team honors.
Such is the PRICE of glory.
Read and Use Michigan Daily Classifieds

By The Associated Press
PRAGUE - The Belleville Mc-
Parlands won the world amateur
hockey championship for Canada
last weekend despite a surprising
5-3 loss to Czechoslovakia in its
last game.
Canada and Russia each ended
up with 4-1 records, but the Ca-
nadians took the title because it:
scored 21 goals while permitting
seven, while Russia scored 20 and
allowed 10.
Czechoslovakia and the United
States shared third place in the
final standings, posting 3-2 rec-
ords. A member of the winning
Belleville team is Wolverine fresh
man Red Berenson who was a
member of Al Renfrew's frosh
squad during the fall semester.
TROY, N. Y. - Reg Morelli,
whose goal at 4:17 of a sudden
death overtime period made North
flakota the NCAA hockey cham-
pion was named the tournament's
most valuable player.
Other members of the all tour-
nament team were Morelli's line-
mate Ed Thomlinson, goalie Joe
Selinger and center Bill MacKen-
zie of Michigan State and de-
fensemen Joe Jangro of Boston
College and Pat Presley of St.
NEW YORK - Bob Petit, the
St. Louis Hawks star who shat-
tered a handful. of scoring records
this season, was named the most
valuable player of the National
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Petit polled 21 first place votes
and three seconds for 273 points
of a possible 288.
Rookie Elgin Baylor, of the
Minneapolis Lakers, was a distant
second with 142 points
* * *
NEW YORK - Oklahoma City
University with two full blooded
Indians in the starting lineup
faces New York University tonight
in a quarter final game 'of' the
National Invitational Basketball
Tournament at Madison, Square
In the other game, St. Louis
University plays Providence. The
winners meet Bradley and St.
John's, respectively in the semi-
Anals Thursday.

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he represents the Wolverines at Berkeley this weekend.
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Taking a cue from Hor ace
Greeley's-famous saying "go West
young man" Michigan's star tram-
polinist Ed Cole will climb into his
bright red thunderbird sometime
today and head for California to
compete as the Wolverines lone
entrant in the NCAA gymnastics
The meet which will be held at
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Because of a shortage of funds
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igan gym team that posted a 9-1
season dual meet record and
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finish third in the California team
The only teams which can be
rated ahead of the Wolverines are
the co-defending champion Illini
who they defeated 58-54 in a dual
meet, but later lost to in the Con-
ference meet and Eastern power-
house Penn State, which whipped
the gymnasts 54%/-411 last Satur-
day to give the team its only dual
meet loss.
Vega Stars
The Nittany Lions were sparked
to Saturday's win by Armando
Vega's three firsts,asecond and
fourth. The Penn State star, who
is considered one of the United
States brightest hopes in the '60
Olympics, was just too much for
the younger, less-experienced Wol-
An interesting duel should de-
velop at' BepkIey this weekend
when Vega challenges defending
champion Abe Grossfeld of Illinois
for the National all around crown.
Vega did not compete against
Grossfeld last year. n
Vega and his teammates Jay
Werner and Lee Cunningham, are
also given a good chance to wrest
the team title from Grossfeld,
Tonroy, and other members of the
defending Illinois team.


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