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Renfrew Refutes Mariucci

Swimmers Lack Competition

Basketball makes its debut on the I-M sport scene this week with
full schedules listed in all six divisions.
Last night Phi Delta Theta opened defense of its social fraternity
"A" championship. Tonight the Phi Delts will open a bid for their
fifth consecutive "B" title.
Thursday night Phi Delta Phi will start working towards its third
straight professional fraternity championship. Saturday afternoon,
defending "A" and "B" champion Lloyd will begin play along with
the rest of the residence hall teams. The Independents began play
Monday night. Grid Five, the defending champions, will not enter a
team this year.
After this week's contests, there will be no more games until
February 8 because of finals and the semester break. I-M department
head Earl Riskey announced that the I-M building will close every
night at 7 p.m. beginning Monday, January 11. The abbreviated
hours will continue until the beginning of the spring semester.
* * * *.-
One of the I-M departments most popular, but least heard of
sport is hockey. Each year there is an annual rush to enter teams
in the league since only ten squads can enter. At least that many
teams are turned away because of lack of available ice time at the"
Michigan Coliseum.
The ten teams play in two five-team leagues on Monday nights.
Current leaders in League I are Allen Rumsey and Beta Theta Pi
and in League 2 the Evans Scholars are on top. The two league
champions will meet Monday night, February 22, for the I-M title.

Minnesota hockey coach John
Mariucci's recently repeated sug-
gestion that American collegiate
hockey teams limit the number of
Canadians playing has found firm
opposition in the form of Michi-
gan mentor, Al Renfrew.
Mariucci's club, currently shar-
ing last place in the Western Col-
legiate Hockey Association with
Michigan State, holds a lowly
07-1 record. The Gopher coach
has admitted that his team's rec-
ord may force him to turn to
Canadian imports in self-defense,
but he insists that a partial ban
for all American schools on icers
from north of the border would
be preferable. He now has only one
Canadian on his squad.
Commenting here on Mariucci's
suggestion, Renfrew said that "it
is the policy of the University not
to discriminate.
"We have, I believe, the larg-
est out of state and foreign en-
rollment of any student body in
the country, anyway," he went on.
"Why should we keep anyone
from getting an education if he
can qualify as a student and a

... voice of dissent

player, just because he is from out
of the country?"
Renfrew went on to demonstrate
that the arbitrary 50 per cent
Canadian-50 per cent American
rule suggestion brought forth by
Mariucci could be violated with
ease (and impunity) by any team
that desired to do so.
Renfrew Explains
As the Wolverine coach ex-
plained, "All a coach would have
to do is get his team of say 15
Canadians set and then have 15
American students listed as play-
ers and bring them to practice
once in a while."
Noting that the closest good
hockey material to Michigan was
actually in Canada, Renfrew said,
"When we are only 35 miles from
the Canadian border and Windsor,
why should we try to go out to
Minnesota for players?"
Renfrew noted that the three
best hockey spots on the United
States are northern Michigan
(feeding players to Michigan
Tech), northern Minnesota (cov-
ered by Minnesota) and the east
(a large number of eastern col-
leges have the sport). He went on
to say that he felt that it was
"only right" that these players
should play for colleges in their
own areas.
Recruit in Canada
This however leaves teams such
as Michigan, Michigan State, Den-
ver, Colorado College and North
Dakota to recruit where they can
-which means in effect, Canada.
Denver, the pre-season favorite
in the WCHA, is skating this year
without an American on the squad,
North Dakota. boasts but three and
Michigan's Wolverines include
only two non-Canadians on the
Most coaches recognize that it
is a Canadian's game and Ren-
frew's overriding concern in the
matter is that a Canadian player
who is interested in going to
school, and could not otherwise
(Canadian schools offer no ath-
letic tenders), not be discriminated
"Besides," the coach said wryly,
"he (Mariucci) wasn't complain-
ing as much when he was pinning
our ears back with his American

Michigan swim Coach Gus Sta-
ger has a problem.
It doesn't seem likely that Sta-
ger, whose teams have won 27
dual meets, two Big Ten titles, and
three NCAA crowns without a
defeat, would have too many prob-
lems, but yet the Michigan men-
tor has one serious problem con-
fronting him as the Wolverines
get set to launch their 1960 sea-
Stager's problem - competi-
tion - will be conspicuous when
the Wolverines open their dual
meet schedule Friday night against
the University of Western Ontario
at Varsity Exhibition Pool.
Competition, or rather the lack
of it, has been a recurring prob-
lem over the years, but it has
never been manifested to a great-
er degree than it has in the past
few years.
In the last two seasons the Wol-
verines have swept through their
schedule without being seriously
challenged in any meet.
Last year's Michigan squad,
called the greatest college team in
history by many swim coaches and
writers, in winning the Big Ten
and NCAA titles raised the re-
spective team scoring records 36
and 51% points, establishing
standards which these same
coaches and writers feel may never
be broken.
Even though the Wolverines
have been able to sweep through
their schedule in the last two
years with consumate ease setting
team and individual records as
they went, this lack of competi-
tion still poses a problem for Sta-
This Friday's meet with West-
ern Ontario is typical of the prob-
lem facing Stager.
"It's inconceivable that they
(Western Ontario) could defeat
us," the Michigan coach stated,
"and yet its up to us to try and
make the meet interesting for the
"We have two choices. We can
swim our best swimmers and
probably win by a big margin, but
then the fans complain that it

wasn't really a meet and wasn't
interesting," Stager continued.
"On the other hand we can
take some of our best men out of
the lineup and try to make the
meet closer and more interesting,
however when we do this we get
complaints from the fans who say
they didn't get a chance to see the
best swimmers in action."
Besides a lack of fan interest,
weak competition also creates an-
other problem for Stager, although
he has been more successful in
solving it than in solving the in-
terest problem.
Football and basketball teams
that go into games thinking that
they couldn't possibly lose are
often upset, but as the record book'
indicates Michigan swimmers
haven't been bothered by their.
role as overwhelming favorites.
Stager explaining why the lack
of topflight competition has failed

to deter Michigan swimmers said,
"When the opponents do not have
a swimmer entered in a race who
can not possibly challenge our man
then we simply use that particular
race as time trial, letting our
swimmer race the clock, instead
of the man. This can't be done in
football or basketball."
"In many cases competition be-
tween teammates si often so keen
that the competitive spark is pro-
vided by another Michigan man
rather than an opponent," he
"The variables that occur in
other sports and cause upsets
aren't present when one swimmer
is better than other. The better
man is an inevitable winner."
"It's only when there are swim-
mers of equal ability competing
against one another that strategy
and mental attitude play an im-
portant part," Stager stated.

. ... "_'

Evans Scholars
Air Force
West Quad

3 0
1 1
0 1
0 2


Grid Coaches Association
Favors Free Substitution

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has Increased its lead to 60 points in the
overall social fraternity standings released by the I-M department
this week. A distant second is Phi Gamma Delta. Last year's cham-
pion, Sigma Alpha Mu, is in kseventh place while Sigma Phi Epsilon,
overall champion eight of the past 11 years, is in the sixth slot.
In unofficial standings Kelsey has also increased its lead in the
residence hall overall standings. Gomberg, overall titlists six of the
past seven years, has moved up to the second slot.


NEW YORK ()--College foot-'
ball coaches yesterday strongly
recommended the return of un-
limited substitution and the pla-
toon system, voted out of existence
seven years ago.
But there was no assurance that
the national rules committee will
accept this recommendation when
it meets at Miami Beach next
The rules committee . of the
American Footbalf Coaches Assn.,
a body with limited influence,
came up with the suggestion to do
away with all limitations on sub-
stitutions after polling 602
coaches. More than two thirds of
those casting ballots favored free
substitution as opposed to the
present system or a liberalized
"wild card" substitution rule.
NCAA Committee To Decide
The decision, however, will be
made by the NCAA rules commit-
tee, which sets up the playing
code for some 500 colleges. In the
past the committee often has
ignored or altered the recomme--
dations of the coaches. Several!
members are known to have strong
objections to the return of pla-
Free substitution was ruled out
in 1953 under a mandate from
the NCAA council 'to eliminate
platoon football while preserving
the beneficial features of liberal
substitution. The strict limita-


tions on substitutions imposed at
that time have been liberalized
every year since then.;
Large Majority Favor Change
The straw vote conducted by the
AFCArrules committee, headed by
former Columbia coach, Lou Lit-
tle, showed 392 coaches favoring
unlimited substitution as opposed
to 131 who favored the present.
rule, with a change in the system
of recording substitutes. Sixty-.
seven wanted to allow two "wild
card substitutions in place of'
one. The present rule permits the
insertion of a single player any-
time the clock is stopped.
The 22 man AFCA rules com-
mittee also decided that two other
controversial rules changes adopt-
ed last year, the widened goal
posts and the two-point conver-
sion, had proved generally satis-
factory and should be retained.
College baseball coaches yes-
terday voted in favor of the pro-
posed' professional-collegiate rule
under consideration by organized
The American Assn. of College
Baseball Coaches backed the pro-
posed rule at the business session
of their 15th annual convention.
The rule, proposed by Denver
of the American Assn. but de-
feated at the minor league con-
vention last month, would ban
the signing of college players un-
til after their sophomore year and
only during the summers preced-
ing their junior and senior years.
The college coaches hope the
major leagues will consider the
rule at next summer's meetings
and that the minors will bring it
up again next winter.
Ice Gr ads
Play Tonight
Long-time Michigan hockey
fans will be able to see some of
their old favorites in action here
tomorrow night.
The Ann Arbor Hessenaur's
hockey team, largely made up of
former Wolverine pucksters, will
be competing here for the first
time in four seasons of play as
they take on Thompson-White of
the International Senior Hockey
League games are u s u a ll y
played in Windsor, but arrange-
ments have been made to play
this contest on the Michigan Coli-
seum ice.
The Hessenaur team, which is
currently leading the six team
league, sports such ex-Wolverine
standouts as Ed Switzer, Wally
Maxwell, Cliff Osbourne and Bob

Sigma Chi Victorious;
Phi Dc its EasyWinners-


(Author of"I Was a Teen-age Dwarf' "The Maniy
Loves of Dobie Gillis", etc.)


Tramp Twins' Please Loken

Led by Jim Zubqus' 13 points
Sigma Chi took its first step to-
ward the "A" basketball crown
last night by taking a close deci-
sion over Lambda Chi Alpha,
Defending "A" champions Phi
Delta Theta opened the defense of
its title with an easy win, 39-12,
over Phi Kappa Sigma.
Alpha Epsilon Pi, led by Dave
Barnett with 19 points and How-
ard Coleman and Lew Log-en's 13
apiece, completely overwhelmed
Zeta Psi, 54-20.
Another blitz was recorded by
Theta Xi as it rolled past Pi Ep-
silon iP, 61-20. George Ritsema
was the high scorer man for the
victors with 26 points.
Control of the backboards was
the main reason for Alpha Tau
Omega's 39-30 win over Phi
Gamma Delta.
D e 1 t a Upsilon's John Kerr
poured in 19 points to help his
team to a 40-19 victory over Zeta
Beta Tau. Sigma Nu, with two
players scoring in double figures,
took a 60-24 decision over Theta
Kappa Epsilon.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon also were
victors by a wide margin as it
defeated Phi Kappa Tau, 58-27.
Social Fraternity 'A'
Theta Delta Chi 27, Phi Kappa Psi
Beta Theta Pi 29, Delta Tau Delta
Chi Psi 39, Acacia 26
Kappa Sigma 30, Delta Chi 17
Alpha Delta Phi 30, Theta Delta
Phi 27
Delta Sigma Phi 25, Trigon 19
Sigma Phi Epsilon 43, Mii Sigma
Delta 24
Sigma Alpha Mu 55, Pi Lambda
Phi 16
Psi Upsilon 63, Sigma Phi 32
Phi Sigma Kappa 47, Alpha Sigma
Phi 23
Kappa Alpha Psi 45, Theta Chi 30
Chi Phi 2, Alpha Phi Alpha 0
Cooley 31, Evans Scholars 25
Newmans 48, Buckeyes 29
Zips 32, Frederick 12,
AFIT 43, Ah-Ha 11
G.O.E. 37, High Q's 26
Drifters 41, Foresters 31
Hard Corp 52, Hawaiians 26
Owen House 51, ASCE 24
Beantowners 36, Wesleyans 35
Morays 25, Sweat Hogs 20
Actuaries 2, Sweepers 0 (forfeit)
Nakamura 2, C.M.S. 0 (forfeit)

-Daily-Hai Applebaum
TROPHIES GALORE - Pictured above are only a small portion
of Michigan's swim trophies housed in the lobby of Varsity Ex-
hibition Pool.

First Little Story
Once upon a time a German exchange student from old Heidel-
berg came to an American university. He lived in the men's
dormitory of the great American university. He was a fine,
decent young man and all the other young men in the dormitory
of the great American university tried very hard to make
friends with him, but, unfortunately, he was so shy that he
refused all their invitations to join their bull sessions. After a
while his dormitory mates got tired of asking him and so the
poor German exchange student, alas, spent every evening alone
in his room.
One night while sitting all alone in his room, he smelled the
most delicious aroma coming from the room next door. Con-
quering his shyness, he walked to the room next door and there
he saw a bunch of his dormitory mates sitting around and dis-
cussing literature, art, culture, and like that. They were all
smoking Marlboro cigarettes, which accounts for the delicious
aroma smelled by the German exchange student.


tributed to two factors. After be-
ing "helped tremendously," by
Kimball, Cole, Munn, Clarkson
and Newman last year, Osterland
bought a ampoline and worked
all summer improving himself. It
has paid off.
Francis, who explained that his
first name (T.) was simply a nick-
name that stuck, has been a con-
sistent gymnast all along, while
splitting his time with diving.

He will be competing both in
gym and diving this year, and if
he can do so successfully, Francis
will join the ranks of men like
Kimball and Cole who have
handled both diving and rebound
"It takes an outstanding ath-
lete to compete successfully in
both," said Loken, "and if Francis
can, he fits is that class."


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"TRAMP TWINS" -- Tom Osterland and Tee Francis, Michigan's
sophomore rebound tumblers, take a break from a vigorous work-
out to pose for the photographer.


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Timidly, he entered the room. "Excuse me," he said, "but
what is that marvelous smell I smell?"
"It's our good Marlboro cigarettes," cried the men, who were
named Fun-loving Ned, Happy Harry, Jolly Jim, and Tol'able
So the German exchange student took a Marlboro and en-
joyed those better makin's, that finer filter, that smooth, hearty
flavor, and soon he was comfortable and easy and lost his r
From that night forward, whenever he smelled the good smell
of Marlboro cigarettes, he always went next door and joined
the bull session.
Second Little Story
Once upon a time there was an Indian brave named Walter T.
Muskrat who had a squaw named Margaret Giggling Water.
Margaret was sort of a mess but she sure could make beaded
moccasins. Every day she whipped up a brand-new pair of
beaded moccasins for Walter, which were so gorgeous that all
the Indian maids on the reservation grew giddy with admiration.
Well, sir, Margaret got pretty tense about all the girls making
eyes at Walter and one night they had a terrible quarrel.
Walter flew into a rage and slapped her on the wrist, whereupon
she started crying like all get-out and went home to her mother
and never came back.
"Good riddance!" said Walter, but alas, he soon found out
how wrong he was, for the Indian maids were not really in-
terested in him, only in his moccasins, and when he stopped
showing up with a new pair every day they quickly gave him


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