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Thursday, February 6, 1969
Michigan's legendary M a t t
Mann may still have a mystical
hand in the- fortunes of the team
*he once coached.,
The acquaintance between hish
granddaughter and butterfier
Tom Arusoo pointed the Canadian
Olympian toward a' swimmer
career at the University of Michi-
Arusoo dated her while swim-
ming for the Montreal Amateur
Athletic Association during high
school and was consequently
brought to the attention. of her,
fathers, Buck Dawson, Executive
Director of the Swimming Hall of
Impressed with the young awim-
mer, he recommended Arusoo to
Michigan swimming, coach Gus
With such credentials, it was
difficult for anyone not to notice
Arusoo. As Stager recalled, "Buck
Dawson recommended Tommy.
2 yigrd uHe knew he was good and
hda great deal of :potential."
This latent potential soon be-
came manifest, and Arusoo, a sen-
ior on the squad, has become what
Stager abels "an all-around tough
swimme. He's exactly what we
try to build our team out of." l
The summer"' before his junior '
year, Arusoo placed second in the
200 yard butterfly in the Pan Amer-
ican games, andl th'e ensuing sea-
son he won third at' both the1
Big lTen Championships and the7
IStager 'attributes Arusoo's suc-
Scess to, what he calls "a hard-nose





'L Lombardi released;

signs with Redskins


the coach continued. "Anybody
wvho does the work and tries is

attitude. Tom's real cocky a
look for that in an athlete,"
plained. "He feels he's goc
he'§ willing to prove it."
If Arusoo hadn't becom
ficient in some sport, it wpul
been a real surprise
real interruption of his
Arusoo's parents are ori
from Estonia, a satellite s

Russia, where they were both out-
standing in sports.
;, His father at one time, was the
national champion in the distance
freestyle, and his mother was
.. ranked second in the nation in
tennis, behind his godmother.
Presently, Arusoo's uncle (whom
he saw for the very first time last
yiar) is the Assistant Chairman
of Sports in Estonia.
Born in Sweden and raised in
Y Montreal, Canada, Arusoo chose to
follow in his father's steps-in
more ways than one. Not only does
he excel in swimming, but also
like his father, he will receive a
degree in civil engineering when
he graduates.
nd you Arusoo first started swimming,
he ex- When he was ten. "We hadal
od and country place outside Montreal,"
he recalled, "and I used to swim
e pro- in the river there. But even though
Ld have my parents were active in sports,
and a I was never pressured at all to
family go into any kind of sports."
It just sort of happened that1
ginally way. But his Montreal high school
tate of I.didn't exactly promote his affini-
......... .

r espected for his efforts, and this GREEN BAY, Wis. 0P)-The the National Football League club
i the case with Tommy." Green Bay packers handed Vince for 10 years and coach until last
Lombardi his release from his con- year, had asked for cancellation
Arusoo has noticed a change in tract last night, allowing him to of the final five years of hisiGreen
"the teysm fro phatevo eaono dtake control of the Washington Bay contract to become exective
TeRedskinsb, vice president, coach and stock-
vteam we have this year, and theyi th regrtthe re u o a s oler ih t d. mas t o nc nb
ant to do well all the more,' he With rere t rsolttion i the Wasingto clus
said. hee stong i. se- unanimously adopted," Dominic Olejncizak said one basic ra-
sig "Weakererstrd ond, in h so.mes rm h asigonRd
gents last Lyearand Bws'e ad Olepniczakpresident of the Pack- son for the board's decision to
Aruns lastwer, unde'ntyv ur enhzads
sa lot of sophomores come up and ens, said after the first emergencyagre was to allow Lombardi.
ill the voids, so that we have an meeting of the Board of Directors155,to acquire stock in a pro foot-
orall powerful tek sin 10 years. ball team, a desire Lombardi had
thivr .allp ru l tsepanhnm.ale rba iiy t i ldbih
Bu°htpeena'polr-I "To a man, the entire board felt often expressed.
Sdiat that ueaspisler. Inth likethe'Executive Committee had "Perhaps the most dominant
a lfelt--thatthere wasn't anything motivation in our coming to this
Afte0 yrd his efinlyeatothe dWal- nwa rc hy adfrhm
...~ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200a b tterlyat thExp ual- we would not have done to have conclusion was the fact that Lom -
~ met erelas Ja. 1th.Expct-kept Vince Lom~bardi," Olejniczak bardi had an opportunity to pur-
ering to take first and second, Mich- Esefmte ashington Red-
satid.eswmmngmchchgeae asohigheasinton lRed-n
EEUsigan captain Lee Bisbee and The president of the Packer cor- skins a substantial block of stock,"
.enshd n he yd g s d, Arusoo were unpleasantly sur- 1ki' sid.
.. .prised i when Hoosier Olympiad ~~'~'' Soleczk sindotalcoprto
Canadian y s.Charlie Hickox was put in the "dthekrid otGalencBryraidn
race. Michigan took second and is difficult to obtain and, in all
nextweek . oherwse, 11 qit. 'veone aelt ,thnews oulderenethes
third. Arusoo is planning to alle- pa.
ty~~~~~~~~~~~ fo h wtrteydd' hv sa rsmn tMchgn heOyposfwmthog o i asiete fed Mt .oni
t. p .u d x ydvmate that situation this Feb. 15th 4, scacio at ford Mr. L -
}fgat Bloomington. a jbadi
.S * o The Redskins rmaned mnum
.r A r iA ye . " s Afterhis final year on thes Wol-onsder- onwhat price the paid for him.
r s m s m .d hd veke inhe squad, Arusoo doesn't x- b Estimates placed the rich pack-
"Itpect to best swimming much longer, n age as high as a million dollars in
older~~~~~~~ "Ipe n tlei o h H'saltl i f oebtdesnsometthi, h rds wrkt,"pie
-Daily-AndySs Ieoyibtt' hardwoks stock and long-term salary.
OLVgERI h Tex LiE TOMs A ery egi hism msmpr," he commented. "In my opinion, reimbursed y Edward Bennett Williams, Red-
for the finish during the 200 yard fly against Indiana. Aruso, a it's the most difficult sport." skins' president who master-mind-
ItIf thereu aremeaursome mtrgirpsutwofferedhi ow
Canadian Olympian, last to U.S. Olympian Charlie Ilickox in "fteeaesm rp fee ed the raid on}Green Bay, said a
the event and hopes to reverse the outcome at Bloomington in Canada, I'll keep on swimming ma a o to de
next week. s . . otherwise, I'll quit, I've done d madf at a news conference Thurs-
everything I wanted to-gone to N day'
ty for the water--they didn't have As a freshman at Michigan,,teOypcsahruhol Williams refused to confirm
a pool. dArusoo did extremely well and lege; looking back, I'vey been very speculation that Lombardi will be
So Arusoo swam at the Mon- was placed on scholarship for the happy." V INCE LOMBARDI paid up to $110,000 annually on a
treal Amateur Athletic Association ' next three years. "Obviously, he's Michigan's been pr'etty happy contract running~ five years of
poatonsad geeascnsie-mradwl e n ilo
where his family was a member.! a tremendously hard worker," with Arusoo. Coach Stager sum- prto adteewscnie-mradwl e n ilo
"It was more a social club for the ;Stager commented. med it up concisely, "When Tome able discussion among board' mem- dollars worth of stock at half
older people, and athletic for the "He's a little bit of a loner, but does something, he does it right." bers on whether the club should price.
be reimbursed by the Redskins. Reliable sources sid Lombardi
younger kids," he explained, he's a very good team member." No one can argue iththat.Hesaidno
"It is difficult to: measure, temngr ~ ilnm i w
THlIRD ANNUAL 1 TOURNEY: true value of compensation," he man for that job to handle off-
_________________________________________said. "I would not cheapen this field finances and. related matters.
-udeal by measuring it in mroney or Lombardi will have complete
-y- d'bU a couple of players." command of the team's football
or ; m e t ombadigeneral manager o rfate.

1.U X V' i 1 { uJ -J C ., . 1 ML-.7 ,Ui/ - - 1-a 'V K 4,U' L X i.-1. - L VL/ -- U.


By PAT ATKINS and Assistant Coach Rick Bay in ref-
ERIC SIEGEL; erence to the strength of the
Michigan's wrestling teams have Spartan grapplers.
traditionally been so strong that Miami of Ohio is also expected
many observers have recommend- to be strong.
ed, in mock seriousness, that The Wolverines will have an
they take on half the midwest. entry in every weight except 115-,
The freshman grapplers will do Jim Hagan, of Detroit Catholic
just that as they host the third Central, will wrestle at 123; Ty
annual Freshman Tournament to- Beldknap, of Port Quentin, Ohio,
morrow in the Events Building a two-time runner-up in the state
starting at 9:30 a.m. prep school tournament, at 130;
Michigan State, Toledo, Miami Paul Paquin, from Cornwall-oh-
of Ohio, Bowling Green, Western Hudson, N.Y., at 137; and Herb
Michigan, Central Michigan and Sudduth, the two-time Arizona
Grand Rapids Junior College will state champion from Tucson, at.
compete in the tournament. 145.1
The strongest opposition is ex- The Wolverines will send Brian
pected to come from the Spartans. Boyce of Stockbridge, Mich., at
"They're loaded!" comments 152; Mark Kyrias, the high school
Bullets stop Cetlies' surge,
face loss of. Gus Johnson

runner-up from Lakepark, Ill. at
160; George Surgent, another Illi-
nois state runners-up from Deer-
field, at 167; and Therlom Harris,
a Michigan high school runner-
up from Ypsilanti, at 177.I
Preston Henry, a high school'
champion from Flint Northern,
will wrestle at 191 and Jim
Thomas, from Wild Lake, Mich.,
will wrestle at heavyweight.
Henry and Thomas will be
wrestling higher than their nor-|
mal weight.I
"They're doing it for the good
of the team, and they'll also be
getting some valuable experience,",
explains Bay.
The Wolverines will be seeking
their second trophy in the three-
year old tournament. Michigan
won in 1967, followed by Michigan
State. Last year, the Wolverines
finished third behind Pitt and the

I Prof ession'a


S tanngs


Eastern Division
W L Pet. GB
Baltimore 40 15 .722 -
Philadelphia 36 18 .667 3
New York 40 21 .650 3
Boston 34 22 .618 6Y/
Cincinnati 29 25 .537 10
Detroit 23 35 .404 18N
Milwaukee 16 42 .281 24,j"
Western Division
Los Angeles 38 19\ .667 -
Atlanta 35 23 .603 3/
San! Francisco 25 31 .446 .12,
San Diego 24 32 .429 131/k
Chicago 24 35 .397 15
Seattle 21 38 .356 18
Phoenix 13 42 .236 24
Last Nieht's Results
Chicago 120 at Detroit 108
New York 111 at Milwaukee 102
Cincinnati at San Theio, Inc.
Philadelphia at Seattle inc.
Baltimore 124, Boston 112
Only games scheduled.
Tonights' Games{
Cincinnati vs. Phoenix at Tuscon'
Only games scheduled,

New York
St. Louis
Los Angeles

W L T Pts. GF GA.
31 s 11 73 200 129 ,
29 14 7 65175 136
28 20 4 60 146 130
24 20 8 56 160 147
25 21 5 55 194 161
22 16 11 55 149 135

West Division
26 15 11
18 27 7
18 24 6
12 27 13
12 31 9
11 33 8

63 145:
43 133
42 118
37 109
33 1231
30 128


Last Night's Results
Montreal at Oakland, inc.
Minnesota 5 at Toronto 5
Pittsburgh 3, New York 2
Boston 7 at Chicago 2
Only games schedulea.
Tonight's Games
Montreal at Los Angeles
Boston at St. Louis
Chicago at Detroit
Only games scheduled.

That's Progress'

-u-1 T1-a0-v i-a 7a7a1 a 1a7

ferrf ie d d bleachers bid adieu~- BALTIMORE(A)--TheeBalti-
more Bullets fought off a third
period rally' when Boston moved1
to within five points before rolling
bow 1to .Progress with. an ironba t a 124-112 National Basketball
jAssociation victory over the Cel-

The last vestiges of old time
'Michigan football started coming
down yesterday as work began on
the dismantling of the bleachers
at Old Ferry Field.
Teini thousand fans/packed the
old stands for each grid classic
from the years 1906 'to 1926. And
instead'of the present rubberized'
track, they saw some of the great-
est names of collegiate football in
All-American players such as
Harry Kipke, Bennie Friedman,
and Bennie Oo.terban produced
some of the greatest moments in
Football in front of the old con-
crete ediface.
Now, for the next two months,
Monday through Friday (and
maybe sometimes on the week-
ends), you will see' a crane with
a big iron ball slung on its arm
tear thru the crumbling concrete
and rotting wood. The cost of the
$ entire operation, according to

Athletic Business Manager Dave
Strack, "is about 34,000 dollars."
Strack cited two major reasons
for having the stands torn down.
"First,' 'he said, "they are dan-
gerous. We had a couple of kids
fall through them at the S t a t e.
Class A Track Meet last \ year
(they were not hurt), and we then
felt the stands should 'be,'taken
down at the earliest opportun-
"'Secondly, we need the room. As
you know the Athletic Department
is tight for space. The cleared
area may be used for an equip-
ment garage, tennis courts, play-
ing fields for club sports or for
extra practice fields. The possi-
bilities- haven't been looked in-
to completely and no final decis-
ion has been made."
605 E. William
with Joan Fontaine,
Sidney Blackmer, &
Dana Andrews
75c downstairs
8 and 10 P.M.

Bennie Oosterban, former bas-
ketball and football coach, as well
as an All-American end for the
Wolverines from 1925-27, was nos-
talgic about the old stands and
field. "Two games that stand out
in my mind are the games with
Navy-we beat them 54-0 - and
the struggle with Minnesota -
we defeated them 35-0."
But Oosterban had no regrets
concerning the work of the great
iron ball, commenting, "That's

tics last night.
The Eastern Division-leading
Bullets suffered a possible crip-
pling blow in the third quarter as
forward Gus Johnson possibly tore
a medial ligament in his left knee
when guard Kevin Lougherty
banged off the boards and
bounced into Johnson.
All-Star guard Earl Monroe
poured in 30 points to lead the
Bullets. He hit two fast-break
layups with 2%/2 minutes left to
give Baltimore a 116-109 lead.
Physicians said Johnson's in-I
jury might mean an operation to-4

day. He was in great pain and
Bullets officials feared he might
be lost for the season.
The Wolverines freshman
basketball team will play a team
made up of varsity football
players in the Events Building
Saturday, directly before the
Michigan-Michigan State game.
Game time is 12 noon.
Members of the gridiron con-
tingent include Ron Johnson,
Jim Betts, Billy Harris, Paul
Staroba, Don Moorhead and
Tim Killian.
Mike Hankwitz, Jim Mandich,
Barry Pierson, Tom Curtis,
Brian Healy and Denny Brown
will also play for the football

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