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-M To Hold Open House

Views U.S. Track Methods


ne a sport, and if it can be,
i indoors, it is likely that
1 be played tonight, some-
, sometime, and by top-
athletes, in the I-M Build-
.nning at 6:30 p.m. the Intra-
. Sports Department, direct-
r Earl Riskey, will stage its
annual Open House.
feature attraction of the
ng will be the championship'
s in Residence Hall "A" and

"B", Social Fraternity "A" and
"B", Professional Fraternity and
Independent League Basketball.
These will culminate at 9 p.m.
wit hthe Professional Fraternity
game between Phi Delta Phi and
the Law Club, which will include
several former collegiate cage and
grid stars.
Comedy Diving
In the I-M Pool, a continuous
program of exhibition and comedy
diving- by varsity divers, Social

Fraternity and Residence Hall
Swim meet finals, All-Campus
Diving, Fraternity Water Polo and
a Skin Diving exhibition, from 7
to 9:30 is planned.
In the main- I-M gym, from .7
to 8 p.m. Indian students will
provide a badminton exhibition,
which will coincide with exhibition
tennis matches by members of the
Michigan varsity and freshman
At 8 tennis and badminton nets
will be replaced by volleyball nets.
The featured match will be be-
tween the Latvian students (In-
dependent champs) and Biology
(Faculty champs). In addition, the
local YMCA will stage exhibition
Handball Champ
In the squash, handball and
paddleball courts, spectators will
have the opportunity to view mem-
berg of the Detroit Handball Club,
including state champ John Sco-
pis, in matches between and
among faculty members. At 9,
there will be thb Social and Pro-
fessional Fraternity paddleball
championships and squash exhibi-
tions will be continuous from 7
to 10.
In addition to all these eyents,
Let Philbin's Boxing Club will ex-
hibit training and match techni-
ques, and there will be further ex-
hibitions of the arts of self-
defense put on by the Judo Club.
All-Campus Gymnastics
In the auxiliary gym, the all-
campus gymnastics meet will be-
gin at 7:30, and the Weightlifting
Club will give continuous exhibi-
tions from 7 to 10 as well.
It is evident that Riskey is right
when he says "there is something
for everyone." The only thing is,
there just might be too much-
but no one can complain about

... scores winning goal . . . Celtic goat?
Nationals Stun Celtics;
Habs Rout Hawks, 6-2

--Daily-James Warneka
lEAVE HO-One of the many contestants prepares to hurl the
hot in the Residence Hall indoor track meet. ]Further examples
.f top-flight athletic competition will be given tonight in the I-M
)Pen House.

By The Associated Press
SYRACUSE - Veteran Dolph
Schayes sparked a big second half
last night and Syracuse routed
the Boston Celtics, 115-98, to even
the National Basketball Associa-
tion Eastern Division playoffs at
one game apiece.
The Nationals, ahead by three
points at halftime, finished the
third period with a 16-point bulge
and led by as many as 21 points
in the last period.
Boston's Bob Cousy missed all
eight of his shots in the first
half and didn't score his first
bucket until 9:43 were left in the

F- -"E

By Takes Track T itle;

dg sGg-20

Kelsey House captured three
firsts, a second, and a pair of
thirds to outlast arch-rival Gom-
berg House 21-20% last night in
the I-M Residence Hall Indoor
Track Meet.
Letters Given
To 'M' Athletes
Letter winners in Michigan's
five winter sports, announced yes-
terday by Athletic Director Fritz
Crisler, are the following:
SWIMMING - Ron Clark, Pete
Cox, Bill Darnton, John Dumont,
Dennis Floden, Alex Gaxiola,
Dave Gillanders and Richard Han.
Others include Harry Huffaker,
Ron Jaco, Owen Kleinschmidt,
Frank Legacki, John McGuire,
Mike Natelson, Dick Nelson, Win
Pendleton and Jack Pettinger.
Letters were also awarded to
Steve Thrasher, Warren Uhler,
John Urbancsok, Ken Ware, Bob
Webster and Fred Wolfe.,
HOCKEY - Larry Babcock, Red.
Beren'son, Dave Butts, Jim Coyle,
Pat Cushing, Al Hinnegan and
Bill Kelly. Others include Joe
Lunghamer, Dale , MacDonald
John McGonigal, Butch Nielson
and John Palenstein.
Rounding out th elist of icers
Who received letters are Tom
Pendlebury, Dennis Rhode, Don
Rodgers, Carl White and Tom Wil-
WRESTLINd-Nick Armelagos,
Jack Barden, Jim, Blaker, Don
Corriere, Karl Fink and Dennis
Fitzgerald. Others included Wil-
fred Hildebrandt, Fritz Kellerman,
Ted Ludwig, Willard Root and
John Zauner.
John Hollenbeck won a reserve
BASKETBALL -- John Tidwell;
Bob Brown, Tom Cole, Dick Don-
ley, Tom Eveland, Jon Hall, Char-
lie Higgs, Scott Maentz and Steve
George Ginger and Joe Nameth
won reserve cage awards.
mund, Jim Brown, Mark Eren-
burg, Lew Fenner, Jim Hynds,rGil
Larose, Rich Montpetit, Tom Os-
terland and Barry Spicer.

Placing in six,of the nine events-
was Kelsey's key to victory, while
Fred Clark and Phil Wynn paced
the winners with eight and six
points, respectively.
Clark's honors came in the 880
yard run and the 65 yard high
hurdles: while Wynn contributed
markers in the broad- jumnp and
the high jump.
In the highs, the first of five
running events, Clark's winning
time of :09.1 got Kelsey off to the
lead that they were never to lose.
The mile saw Dahl and Wenley
House gain the laurels with a win-
ning time of 5:05.8, but the third
event, the 60-yd. dash, went to
Clark's teammate, Howard Schu-
neman, with a time of :06.8.
The last two running events
went to the third and fourth place
teams. Winchell House's Bob Law-
rence topped the field in the 880
in 2:20.6 while Fred Seeley of
Cooley House won the 440-yd.
dash in :59.4.
In the Pole Vault, Gomberg's
Chuck Beyerlein cleared the bar at
10' for first in that event, while
Huber House's Ralph Ruggles put
the shot 47' 31/2" for his honors.
Winchell's firsts went to John
Hunt in the broad jump, a winning
distance of 19'7%" and to Dean
Crabbs in the high jump. He tied
Wynn at 5'10" claiming a share
of first place.
Behind Kelsey and Gomberg,
other team scores were Winchell
18, Cooley 934, Huber and Wenley
5, Adams 41, Taylor 4, Michigan
3%, Reeves and Hinsdale 3, Van
Tyne 1, and Allen-Rumsey %.
Scott Cagers
Edgre Lloyd

Open House Schedule.
6:30-Residence Hail and Social Fraternity 'B'
7:45-Social Fraternity 'A' and Independent
9:00-Residence Hall 'A' and Pro.Fraternity.
7:00-All Campus Diving
7:30-Residence Hall Finals-
8:00-Varsity Diving Exhibition
8:30-Social Fraternity Finals
9:00-Skin Diving Exhibition
9:30-Water Polo Match
7:00-10:00-Handball, Judo, Weightlifting, Squash
7:00-8:00-Varsity Tennis, Badminton
7:30-All Campus Gym Meet, Boxing
9:00-Social and Professional Fraternity Finals

Los Angeles 122, St. Louis 118
ST. LOUIS - The Los Angeles
Lakers mowed down the St. Louis
Hawks last night, 122-118, on the
strength of a spectacular 44-point
performance by Elgin Baylor in
the first game of the National
Basketball Association's Western
Division title playoffs.
The Lakers, fresh from a play-
off triumph over Detroit, out-
scored the Hawks, 32-28, in the
fourth quarter for their important
victory. The teams were tied 90-90
at the end of three quarters.
* * *
Montreal 6, Chicago 2
MONTREAL - The Montreal
Canadiens roared to life with four
goals in the third period last night
to defeat Chicago Black Hawks
6-2 and take a 1-0 lead in their
best-of-seven semifinal series for
the Stanley Cup.
Six Montrealers shared in the
scoring, but it was not until the
third period that they were able
to shake off the hard-checking
Hawks, who twice tied the score
in the earlier periods.
In the final period the Montreal
drive began early and less than
seven minutes later four goals had
whizzed past goalie Glenn Hall.
In the first period Bernie
(Boom Boom) Geoffrion scored
for Montreal and Tod Sloan for
Chicago. Gilles Tremblay put the
Canadiens ahead in the second
period but Pierre Pilotte evened
the score..
The runaway string of four
goals in the final period was sup-
plied by Claude Provost, Dickie
Moore, Phil Goyette and Jean-Guy
Talbot. '

For the past week a well dressed,
youngish looking man has been
surveying the inside of Yost Field
House with the same look an
American college track coach
would have if he had just dis-
covered a four-minute miler in
the student body.
To Gustav Laurell, coach of the
Swedish Olympic team, an indoor
track is like an American four-
minute miler-few exist.
It didn't take much guesswork
to tell that Laurell was a track
coach. Between gazes to the far
reaches of the Field House, he
watched almost excited as Ben-
nie McRae skipped effortlessly
over the hurdles and Ergas Leps
and Dave Martin started their
everyday routine of jogging sev-
eral warmup laps.
No Indoor Tracks
"In Sweden," he said, still
watching the action on the track,
"we have no indoor tracks. The
closest, thing we have to them are
three or four straightaways of
about 40 yards each inside gym-
"One reason for this," he con-
tinued, "is the fact that we don't
have any inter-school competition
in Sweden. All school competi-
tion is what you might call intra-
mural. Don't forget Sweden is not
a large country like the United
States," he added. "We only have
four or five Universities and a
population of seven million.
"With no indoor season our
first real competition doesn't come
until the middle of May when the
weather warms up. We then are
able to work until about the mid-
dle of November before we are
frozen in again."
Hampers Athletes
Laurell thinks that this lack of
an indoor season and the relative-
ly short outdoor campaign ham-
pers Scandinavian athletes when
it comes to international compe-
Those who might think Laurell
is alibing for any failures on the
part of Swedish athletes are not
familiar with track and field. For
under his tutelage have developed
such stars as Dan Waern who
was third in the classic 1500-meter
run in the last Olympics, and
who also holds the third best time
in the world for the event; and
Dan Petterson who was fifth in
the high-jump at Rome. Petter-
son, confides Laurell, has cleared
seven feet in practice.
Canham's Guest
For the past week Laurell has
been the guest of Michigan track
coach Don Canham. His visit tc
Ann Arbor marks only one sto:
on a tour of the United States
which began February 17 and will
conclude with the NCAA track
championships June 16-17. His
prime mission will be to study

American track facilities and
Canham met Laurell in 1954
when they worked together coach-
ing a European track team, the
Michigan mentor being more or
less in an advisory capacity.
Laurell hastily admits that he
was never an outstanding track
man in his own right. "I did place
fifth in the hurdles in the na-
tional championships one year,"
he finally revealed after some
prodding. His track career as a
participant ended in 1938 when
he entered the army on the eve
of the Finnish-Russian war. Laur-
ell, although he coaches in Swe-
den, was born in Finland and is
still -a Finnish citizen.


Permanent Position
After the war he turned to
coaching in the afternoons-when
his regular job ended. In 1948
coaching became a permanent vo-
cation for Laurell when he was
hired by the Swedish-Finnish
Track Association on a full time
He remained in that capacity
until three years ago when he was
lured away by the Swedish Track
and Field Association to become
one of two fully-paid track coach-
es in the entire country.
"Sweden has 'some' amateur
track coaches," he explains, "but
they are paid just expenses. Oth-
erwise there are only the two of
us to coach track and field
throughout the entire country."
He added that he has some 1,500
athletic clubs under his jurisdic-
tion, of which 700 are exclusively
track and field.

This lack of coaches is one of
the main differences Laurell sees
between American training meth-
ods and those of the Scandina-
"Coaches and athletes are clos-
er together in the United States,"
he explains. "Here a coach sees a
boy every day and he is able to
work with him constantly. In
Sweden I'm traveling 130 to 140
days a year and may see the same
boy only three or four times dur-
ing that span. I can tell him what
I think he should do, but then
the rest is up to him.
New Records
Laurell attributes the fantastic
track and field accomplishments
of the past decade-the four min-
ute mile, 60-foot shot put, seven-
foot highJump, and :44.9 440-yard
dash-to four things: 1) Weight-
lifting, 2) better techniques, 3)
better coaching, and 4) increased
popularity of the sport.
,{Weightlifting is the major
reason for many of the new rec-
ords being set," he declares. "Be-
cause of weightlifting today's ath-
letes are much stronger than their
predecessors and consequently can
achieve that little extra distance
or height that heretofore was
deemed impossible.
"It is also one of the reasons
the Russians have come so far so
fast in track and field," he re-
The Swedish coach is hopeful
now that the USSR has embraced
track and field on an internation-
al scale that the sport can lead
to a better understanding between

international theosophical lecturer
who will speak on
Wednesday, March 22, 1961 at 8 P.M.
Theosophical Society Headquarters, 910 Packard
Third lecture on "The Relevance of
Judaism to the Modern Age'
"The Authority of Jewish Law"








1429 Hill Street

All Welcome

M' Sailing Club To Begin New Season

In spite of the chilly weather,
die-hard members of the Michigan
Sailing Club are planning to start
the season this weekend.
With the open meeting tomor-
row night, the club launches- an-
other year of almost-year-around
sailing on Base Line Lake. The
meeting, which will be held in the
Union Ballroom at 7:30 p.m., is

designed to introduce prospective
members to the facilities and pro-
cedures of the club. A series of
slides, depicting summer and win-
ter activties of the club, highlights
the program.
The club owns a fleet of eight
Jet 14's, which are sloop-rigged
centerboard boats carrying ap-
proximately 100 sqa ft. of sail area.


play and


Take Home a

SWEAT for.

marksmanship in the closing mo-
ments led Scott to a come-from-
behind 33-31 victory over a fast
Lloyd squad last night to clinch the
Residence Halls "B" second place
Trailing at halftime, 18-15,
Scott lagged behind the Lloyd
quintet for most of the second
half, as Lloyd, paced by Ron
Mlchaelson's ten points, never per-
mitted the men from South Quad
to close the gap.
With only minutes remaining,
however, Ned Shure hit three suc-
cessive baskets, including the one
that put Scott ahead to stay. Paul
O'Reilly was high scorer for the
victors with nine points.'
In the playoff for t'op honors
among third place "B" teams, Kel-
sey walloped Strauss, 54-1. Dis-
plyaing hustle and a remarkable
mastery of the backboards, Kel-
sey poured in seven quick buckets
before the losers had registered a
point. Larry Jackier led all scorers
with 16 poiuits, while teammate
Steve Schmidt contributed 14.
In Residence Hall "A" Team ac-
tion, Scott, broke out of a half-
time deadlock to conquer Michi-
gan, as Ron Chapman took scor-
ing honors with 24 points; Hay-
den edged Strauss, 44-42; Hinsdale
"A" overcame Wenley, 40-35,
while Reeves "B" downed Cooley,

In addition, members may use the
MIT dinghy, and an outboard-
powered crash boat is always
ready to rescue any boats which
may capsize or swamp.
Sailing is generally done only
on the weekends during the school
sessions, and to accommodate the
many members who may wish to
go but who have no transporta-
tion, the club have evolved a
unique system: at the weekly
Thursday night meetings, mem-
bers with cars sign up to drive out
at a specific time on the weekend,
and a member who wishes to go
sailing merely waits at the north
door of the Union until the driver
comes along.
Shore School
Not all those members who go
sailing, however, are experts-far
from it. And for those who are
not expert, or who have never
sailed at all, the club conducts an
informal "shore school", after the
business session of each meeting,
The shore school sessions are sup-
plemented by sailing practice on
the weekends, and a member may
progress from the ranks of the
novice through a series of three
ratings which the club has estab-
The basic requirement for mem-
bership is the ability to swim, but
to achieve the first level of profici-
ency-a "crew" rating-the mem-
ber must demonstrate elementary
skills in handling the jib, basic

knots, and safety procedure in
The middle level "helmsman"
rating-requires the crew to han-
dle the tiller in a moderate breeze,
putting the boat through the basic
maneuvers; the rules of the road,
capsize procedure, and a few addi-
tional knots.
Skipper Rating
The top level in club sailing is
the "skipper" rating, which re-
quires superior skill of the sailor
in handling the boat in a strong
breeze, as well as additional skills
in care of the boats.
For those members who enjoy a
little more spice in their sailing
lives than merely "cruising" can
afford, the club sponsors an inter-
collegiate sailing team, which be-
longs to the Midwest Collegiate
Sailing Association and which
travels to other schools in the
area( and other areas) for regat-
And on Sunday mornings during
the season, the club holds an in-
tra-club series of races, for those
members either ineligible tor un-
interested in intercollegiate racing.
New York 'B' 9, Washington 2
Los Angeles (N) 16, Milwaukee 15
Pittsburgh 7, Philadelphia 5
Detroit 3, St. Louis 2
Baltimore 2, Chicago (A) 1
Chicago (N) 8, Cleveland 6
Cincinnati 10, Minnesota. 4
Kansas City 4, New York 2
Boston 12, Los Angeles (A) 3

__ to' the
First Union
"IF - WON the' BLUES"'
Thursday, March 23
8:30 M-Union HI-FI Room
Presented by
Howie Abrams of the Folklore Society
and the M-Union

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