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M' Ends Canadian Hockey Recruiting

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Michigan has made a complete
turn around in its hockey policy
as Coach Al Renfrew has joined
with Minnesota coach John Mar-
iucci and Michigan State coach
Amo Bessone to establish a Big
Ten hockey conference.
According to Renfrew, Michigan
will give no scholarships to Can
adian hockey players, and limit
recruiting to American athletes.
"What we; want to establish is a
way to schedule more Big Ten
schools," said Renfrew. "We plan
to play Ohio State next season
and Wisconsin in the near future."
This turn-around in policy will
for all practical purposes kill the
Western Collegiate Hockey Asso-
ciation. Michigan, Michigan State
and Minnesota will not schedule
Denver next year, and there is a
good chance that this will be the
last season that Michigan will
play either North Dakota, current
NCAA champ or Colorado College.
Renfrew who had been an avid
supporter of Canadians in Ameri-
can college hockey is quite happy
with the new policy. "It's going to
help hockey in the long run," Ren-
frew said. "Maybe for a few years
the quality of the game will suffer,
but I'm confident that it will def-
initely work out for the best."
The Michigan coach said that
Canadian athletes will still be able
to compete. "They will get no fi-
nancial aid and if a Canadian boy
meets the qualifications for ad-
mission and can afford his educa-
tion he certainly ,an play if he
can make our team."
Renfrew Optimistic
Renfrew is quite enthusiastic'
about having the expansion in Big
Ten hockey. "It will be a lot bet-
ter when we can have it within
the conference with our own rules
and regulations," he said.
The short-fived WCHA, which


will still be in existence for next
season, succeeeded the Western
Intercollegiate Hockey L e a g u e,
which was another short-lived or-
ganization. The WCHA :ran into
trouble from its start as there was
no effective way to, standardize
scheduling and in some cases
league penalties. Michigan's re-
fusal to schedule Minnesota two
years ago is an example.
Michigan's future plans are to
schedule Colorado College next
season since Michigan traveled to
Colorado last season. Renfrew said
that future schedule of CC is
doubtful because of the long dis-
tance involved. North Dakota will
come to Michigan next season ac-
cording to Renfrew, but Michigan
has to agree to go there the fol-
lowing year. Renfrew expressed
doubt in this plan.
Back Home for Talent
Renfrew who has done extensive
Canadian recruiting in the past,
years now has to look within the
borders of the United States for
available talent. Americans have
hardly been able to break into the'
Michigan line-up in the ! past;

Nine Posts 5-3 Spring Record




Michigan's weary but success-
ful baseball travelers returned
from their annual spring trip to
Arizona with a 5-3 record and
golden suntans.
Coach Moby Benedict, beginning
his first season at the helm, had
his own special glow as he com-
pared this. year's start with the
4-6 record compiled by the 1962
edition of the Wolverines.
"I think we did pretty good,"
he said. "Especially when you con-
sider that our first game against
Arizona was their 27th. And they
have so many players out there!
When we threw a lefty at them,
they had a whole line-up of noth-
ing but right-handers."
Only One Gone
The only regular not returning
was catcher Joe Merullo, so Bene-
dict already has a few "books" on
his players, but even so he said
he "got a look at the sophomores,
and the players had a chance to
get their feet wet." He emphasiz-
ed that his NCAA champions are
going to have to prove themselves1
all over again this year.1
The Wolverines steam-rollered1
Grand Canyon twice to open the1
season with 12-5 and 13-3 deci-;
sions. Shortstop Dick Honig bang-
ed out a home run and a 330-ft.
double to pace the sluggers in the
opener. The next day Jim New-
man, playing centerfield, slammed
a 400-ft. homer and three singles.
The hitting spree continued
against last spring's nemesis, Ari-
zona, who had sent the Blue4
team down to three straight de-
Iowa 8, Bradley7EA
Arizona State 14, Wisconsin 12

The Michigan coach is looking
toward Minnesota for the best
American talent. "Minnesota's
teams in'the last few years have
shown that the quality of the
game doesn't suffer when only
Americans are used," Renfrew
Renfrew will also naturally be
looking for the top athletes in the
local area. "We had our first Ann
Arbor boy in years, Dave Newton,
this season and he helped us quite
a bit, maybe we can see a lot
more," he said.
Renfrew also said he is inter-
ested in boys from the East, es-
pecially in the Boston area, which
is one of America's most avid.
hockey areas. Renfrew also ex-
pressed plans to schedule eastern
college 'teams.

feats. But first-sacker Dave Camp-
bell, who homered, tripled, and
singled, combined with outfielder
Ron Tate, who had four-for-five,
for seven of Michigan's 11 hits and
a 9-3 victory for southpaw Fritz
Fisher. The senior hurler went all
the way and allowed only seven
Pitcher Dave Roebuck followed
up with a nine-hitter and a 6-4
win. Hot - corner man Harvey
Chapman belted a solo shot, but
the highlight came in the top of
the ninth as Jim Steckley looped
a single into right field following
a single by Dennis Spalla and a
double by Campbell to score the
winning runs. In the last of the
ninth Roebuck mov'ed down the
Wildcats' second, third, and
fourth-place hitters with only
eight pitches.
But the magic streak was brok-
en at four straight. The line bright
spot was a 405-ft. triple by Chap-
man. But 14 battsrs went down.
on strikes-four of them had to
be thrown out at first because the
third strike was a wicked curve
breaking down and away, hitting=
the dirt just behind the plate. The
score was 11-4.
The next encounter was even
more lopsided, a 16-0 nightmare.
In the first inning Arizona tallied+
three times-without benefit of a
base hit. Two walks, a passed ball,
and a pair of errors did the trick.
Offensively the Wolverines man-
aged just two singles and a double.1
The two combatants split a dou-
ble-header last Saturday under a
97 degree sun. Roebuck went the
first three innings and washre-
lieved by Jim Bobel, who threw
nothing but zeroes until the 11th
inning. With the score tied 4-4, thef
first man up for Arizona singled
and the next man whacked the
first pitch for a game-winning four3
But the Wolverines soared back
behind Fisher's three-run six-hit-
ter in the second game. It was hisI
third win. An even dozen hits and

11 runs were tallied the revenge-
seeking Michigan squad. As Bene-
dict put it, "We didn't get the
big hits, but we got a lot of little
ones and we showed them a lot of
speed. That's our type of game."
Capt. Joe Jones and Spalla both
stole three bases to really throw
a scare .into the Arizona catcher
in that finale.
Outside of the 3-0 record by
Fisher, the other outstanding in-
dividual performance was an even
.400 batting average racked up by
Tate, who went 14 for 35.
McGuire Out;
Pistons Seek.
New Coach
DETROIT R)-Dick McGuire's
resignation as coach of Detroit
Pistons became official yesterday
and the National Basketball As-
sociation club announced it would
soon start screening candidates for
his successor.
"The head coaching job is open
to all candidates," said owner Fred
Zollner. "We'll wait until all per-
sons interested in the position have
contacted us and make the deci-
sion at that time."
Frank McGuire, no relation to
Dick, already is on record as be-
ing a candidate for the vacated
post. Former coach at St. John's,
N.Y., and North Carolina, Frank
McGuire declined to keep his Job
with the NBA Warriors when they
moved from Philadelphia to San
Others mentioned in speculation
about ' Dick McGuire's successor
are Paul Seymour and Bill Shar-
man. Seymour formerly coached
St. Louisand Syracuse in the
NBA. Sharman played for the
Boston Celtics and was a coach
for the Los Angeles club in the
d e f u n c t American Basketball




Daugherty Bemoans Gridiron Shortage

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sophomore Charlie Migyanka mov-
ed up to the top spot. The last two
games Charlie was removed and
Daugherty gave another soph,
Roger Hailey, a go at the job.
This year? Smith has graduated
and Migyanka has been assigned
to a strictly defensive post. That
leaves Halley, who didn't even pick
up a letter last year, and a group
of untested names like Dick
Proebstle, Ken Bankey, and fresh-
men Steve Juday and Dave Mc-
Up front, end Matt Snorton is
the only returning regular line-
man, with ace second-stringers
Charlie Brown, Dan Underwood,,
and Steve Melinger set to plug up
some of the holes. Whatever way
you look at it, it's going to be a
big drop in weight from a line
that averaged over 230 pounds a
man last fall.
Backfield Shifts
In the backfield Daugherty has
shifted Dewey Lincoln to fullback

to replace the outgoing Saimes,
and ex-full Ron Rubick will take
over the vacated halfback slot.
Sherman Lewis, speedster who will
probably start at the other half,
is defending Big Ten broad jump
champion and will be with the
track team all spring.
Depth in the backfield is going
to be a problem, too, as Lonnie
Sanders has graduated, and defen-
sive star Herman Johnson has
dropped out of school at least for
the spring on account of illness.
Says Duffy: "We'll go into this
season with fewer players of dem-
onstrated Big Ten quality than at
any time since I've been head
"We'll go from the largest to
probably the smallest team in the
Big Ten in one year. And if some
of the sophomores aren't ready for
starting berths by the end of the
spring sessions, we're going to be
in trouble. We're awfully thin."
Listening, Bump?

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How Ford economyl won
for Tiny Lund at Daytona

... three wins already


The Daytona 500 is one of America's
toughest stock car events. It measures
the toughness, stability, over-all per-
formance and economy characteristics
of the cars that take up its challenge-
in a way that compresses years of driving
punishment into 500 blazing miles. This
year mechanical failures claimed over 50
per cent of the cars that entered. That's
why Tiny Lund's victory in a Ford (with
four other Fords right behind him) is a
remarkable testimony to sheer engineer-
ing excellence.
Lund attributed his victory in part to
the "missing pit stop." He made one less
pit stop for fuel than his competition-
proving that Ford economy can pay off
in some fairly unlikely situations!
Economy and the winner of the Day-
tona 500 might sound like odd bedfellows
at first. Yet economy is basic in every car
we make ... yes, even the Thunderbird
is an economy car in its own way. Here's
what we mean ...
Economy is the measure of service and
satisfaction the customer receives in rela-
tion to the price he pays for it. It does
not mean, however, austerity . . . you
have taught us this. Americans want-
and we try hard to give them-cars that
are comfortable to ride in, fun to drive,
and powerful enough to get out of their
own way. Not many Americans want to

very conscious of the element of thrift-
of avoiding unnecessary expense. This is
the kind of economy we build into every
car from the compact Falcon to the lux-
urious Thunderbird.
There's a special economy, for instance,
in Ford's freedom from service. Every
car and virtually every wagon can travel
36,000 miles before it needs a major
chassis lubrication. Other routine service
has been reduced, too-because these
Fords are simply built better-and of
better materials-than ever before.
In its own elegant way, even the
Thunderbird gives you economy. It will
travel 100,000 miles or 8 years before you
have to lubricate the chassis. Thunder-
birds have a way of becoming classics-
as a look at their remarkably high resale
value will quickly tell you. This, too, is
Once, long ago-before the arrival of
the Income Tax-a wealthy lady was
asked to comment on the solid gold
plumbing of her latest villa at Newport.
"So thrifty, my dear," said the dowager
... "it will never, ever rust."
Economy then, is many things to many
people. Whatever economy means to you,
you're pretty sure to find it in a Ford.
America's livreliest,
most care-free cars!.

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