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February 11, 1959 - Image 6

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Spartan Goalie Surprises 'M' Icers;
Squad Awaits Chance for Vengeance

Oosterbaan Kep
Busy on New Jol


new defenseman

I-M Scores

Most football coaches cringe
when the word alumni is barely
mentioned in their presence.
In this respect, as in many
others, Bennie Oosterbaan is of a
different breed than the majority
of his coaching buddies.
Retired as head of Michigan
grid fortunel following the com-
pletion of the past season, Ooster-
baan is now earning his very com-
fortable living by appearing as
guest orator on the beef and
bromo circuit at widely-scattered
alumni club functions.
"I've always enjoyed talking
with alumni, even when I was
coaching," says Oosterbaan.
And it's certain, judging from a
folder filled with future invita-
tions, that alumni like listening to
this respected gentleman of the
athletic world.
He averages two or three din-
ners a week and this pace should
be increased shortly when spring
high school banquets go into high
Although it's a time-consuming
duty, it is only one of many that
he has been assigned in his posi-
tion as Director of Public Rela-
tions for the Athletic Dept.
Others include work in the field
of job procurement for graduates;
working with Publicity Director
Les Etter in disseminating infor-
mation to. the press and broad-
casters; various office duties; and,
helping successor Bump, Elliott
with recruiting.
The latter is an exceptionally
pleasant one for Oosterbaan, who

entered Michigan in 1924 and hi
been here ever since.
"I want to do all I can to s
kids on Michigan the way I'm sc
on the school," he says. -
Just returned from a flve-d
trip that took him to alumni cl
dinners in Ashville, N.C.; Atlan'
Ga., and Miami, Fla., Oosterbaa
spoke of an outstanding athh
from Ashville who expressed a d
sire to attend Michigan.
"But it was because he inten
to major in nuclear physics a:
heard that the University has
fine curriculum in this subjec
Oosterbaan points out.

Alpha Tau Omega 58, Theta Delta
Clhi 34
Phi Kappa Sigma 37, Phi Epsilon Pi
Kappa Alpha Psi 48, Alpha Phi Al-
-pha 28
Sigma Chii 40, Acacia 14
Phi Kappa Psi 46, Tau Kappa Ep-
silon 17
Phi Delta Theta 23, Chi Phi 22
Delta Tau Delta 66, Delta Chi 11
sigma Nu 29, Phi Kappa Tau 23
Chi Psi 46, sigma Kappa 12
Beta Theta Pi- 59, Sigma Phi 18
Alpha Sigma Phi 31, Tau Delta
Phi 29
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 49, Pi Lambda
Phi 35
Phi Sigma Delta 28, Trigon 20
Alpha Delta Phi 27, Psi Upsilon 26
sigma Alpha Mu 40, Phi Gamma
Delta 26
Zeta Beta Tau 31, Theta Xi 26
Sigma Phi Epsilon 43, Delta Sigma
Theta CMi 23, Zeta Psi 20

... new job




Lands trorn, Gibson Lead Thinc lads
(This As the first of a series dis- Now a senior, he started this

cussing Michigan's track strengths
and weaknesses. The L article below
presents the Wolverine field event
If Michigan's bid to wrest away
Illinois' Big Ten track and field
titles is to be a success this year,
peak performances will be need-
ed by the Wolverines in the field
Illinois swept 1-2-3 in the high
jump of the indoor meet last year
-the event being the key to the
Illini showing. This year the num-
traditional and Contemporary
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ber one and two placers of that
sweep, Ernie Haisley and Ron
Mitchell, return.
Michigan Coach Don Canham
turns to his one-two punch of
Eeles Landstrom and Mamon Gib-
son in the pole vault to counter-
act those Illini point threats.
But Canham realizes that the
defending champs will be count-
ing on their other field perform-
ers in the broad jump and shot
put, too.
Sure First Place
Most observers feel that Land-
strom is as sure a first-place bet
as anyone when the conference's
thiriciads congregate at Madison,
Wis., in three weeks. The still-
improving Finn got over the 15'
mark for the first time last sum-





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Now a senior, he started this
season off by reaching 14'8" in
his first two varsity meets. That,
is the same height of former Il-
lini star Don Laz reached to set
the conference indoor record eight
years ago.
Gibson is second only to Land-
strom as Michigan's all-time best
vaulters. The captain has a best
of 14'6" in competition but he will
have to battle Purdue's co-NCAA
champ Jim Johnston for a high
place at Madison.
Canham Grooming
Canham meanwhile is grooming
Les Bird and Lou Williams for
making points in the broad jump
and Bird, Gibson and Dick Cephas
in the high jump. Right now, none
look like first place threats but
all have scoring potential.
Bird, a lanky s o pho m o r e,
jumped 23'11" last spring and has
consistently been over 23' this
year. He won the Michigan AAU
title two weeks ago at 23'5". Wil-
liams, a senior who has yet to
better a 23'11:V2" jump of his
sophomore year, nipped Bird by.a
half-inch for third place at the
Michigan State Relays.
Canham may use Bird in the
high jump, too. The British An-
tigua youngster never entered
that event before he came to the
States. But Canham, a former
NCAA champ in the event, saw his
potential and with only a couple
of weeks of practice had him go-
ing 6'4".
Reached 6'4"
Gibson has reached 6'4" over
the high bar but, like, Bird, will
have a hard time doubling in. two
Cephas became Michigan's best
high jumper by leaping 6'6"-also
higher than any sophomore in the
Big Ten.
Michigan hopes in the shot put
are dim due to the loss of Ray
Locke scholastically, who Canham
rated "as number one or two in
the Big Ten." Illinois' Larry Stew-
art may win easily now.
Ermin Crownley bettered 50' last
year and Joel Boyden, who holds
Michigan's prep record, should
help in dual meets but the coach
figures 51' or 52' will be needed to
place in the conference.


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