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Canham, High Jump Ace, Returns as Assistant Track


Returning to the scene of many of his past triumphs, Doti Can-
ham, former Wolverine high jump star, has taken up the assistant
coaching duties under track mentor Ken Doherty.
Since his graduation from Michigan in 1941, Canham has
spent a year as track coach at Kankakee College in southern Illi-
nois and three years in the army coaching several army air base
basketball, baseball and track teams.
The wartime elegibility rules have eliminated the usual
assistant coach's job of handling the freshman team. Can-
ham, therefore, is working with the varsity thinclads and the
freshman prospects, who still need a year of seasoning before
entering varsity competition.
Pointing out that through graduation and the draft the track
squad has lost the services of some of its best performers, Canham
said that there was a great opportunity for former high school

competitors and even Ihose without any track experience, to fill
the vacancies that exist in all events.
Canham is now worki ig with several good freshnmain pros-
pects including James Jackson, a sprinter; quarter-miler
James Fluhr, Bill Kuivennen, a middle-distance runner, and
high jumper Reed Draper. In Canham, Draper not only has
a good coach but a former competitor, whose track career he
would do well to follow.
When Canham entered Michigan in 1937, he brought with
him an outstanding record from Oak Park, Illinois, high school.
While there Canham became interested in jumping when, after
basketball practice one day, he wandered over to watch the track
squad work out. He decided to try his luck at the high jump bar,
and with a surprising leap of 5 ft. 6 in. he started on his way to
becoming an outstanding high jumper.
From that time on, Canham pursued the sport earnestly and
his efforts were rewarded in his senior year in high school when

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Dlaurii ins nhst two years at Mhiclih , Cauhani failed to live
up to e-xpeartions. Then Coach Doherty had him change his
jump style from a western roll to the straddle style and Canham
was on his way to many a victory.
Using this jumping style for the first time in competition,
Canham broke the Yost Field House record with a leap of 6 ft.
6 3-8 in. This standard did not remain long as Canham topped
his own mark with a jump of 6 ft. 6 3/4 in. a few weeks latter, set-
ting a Field House record that is still on the books today.
;Daring his third and most successful year of competition at
Michigan, Canham copped every high jump title in sight and
ended the season undefeated. As a tribute to his skill and per-
severence his teammates elected Canham track captain for
the 1940-41 season.
A big disappointment to both Canham and the whole track
squad came in the 1941 outdoor conference championships, when

an under-dog Michigan squad striven to ret:in ils Rig Ten t.itle
against the onslaught of a powerful Indiana team.
Canham, plagued by a leg injury during his final season
of competition, bruised his heel in a second attempt to go over
the bar at 6 ft. 4 7/8 in. Hobbling over to the sidelines, Can-
ham thought he was through for the day, but when he learned
that if he and teammate, Wes Allen, placed first and second
in the high jump, the Wolverines might have a chance to cop
the team title, he determined to make one last try.
This time he cleared the bar but his valiant effort went for
nought as Allen's best jump was a tie for fifth and his own efforts
gave Canham a four way tie for first place.
Happy to be back home once again on the Michigan campus,
Canham is a'welcome addition to the Wolverine coaching staff.
The thin-clads have found their new assistant coach a hard work-
ing, persevering mentor, whose own college career sets an excellent

Former Athletic Manager System Revived

McCoy Hopes Pre-War
System Will Start Soon



Nine Managership Positions
Athletic Managers' Council
Daily Sports Editor awarded
Another of Michigan's pre-war in- sweater,
stitutions will be revived this spring In add
with the announcement by Ernie Mc- four spor
Coy, assistant athletic director of ball and
the reorganization of the athletic company
manager system. out-of-to
Abandoned at the start of the war Thej
because of the manpower shortage at sport ar
school, McCoy expressed the hope more tr
that with peacetime conditions again are ass
prevailing on campus the manager coached
system might be in full swing by this nala ge
fall. are seh
for thef
There are nine managerships, The ju
four competitive in football, bas- work of
ketball, baseball and track. and end of th
five non-competitive in wrestling', of the s
tennis, golf, hockey and intra- managers
murals. Each of these sports has a dustry,
senior manager, not more than
four junior managers and a maxi- punctual
mum of eight sophomore managers. a uteo
The four competitive managers are receive
selected by a vote of the out-going home ev
senior manager, the captain of the they ar
sport involved and the coach. The heavy w
five non-competitive managers are privilege
selected from the remaining junior pre-seas
managers not chosen as sehior man- there is
agers in the sport in which they were for the
working. Sophon
The senior manager receives come jun
four free tickets to all home games the seaso
of the sport for which he is man- numeral
ager; privilege of meals at the that th
training table where they are pro- Manager
vided for members of the team of will be re
which he is the manager; and an of the s

Are Available;

d of manager's outline "M"
and hat.
ition the managers of the
ts, football, basketball, base-
track, are permitted to ac-
their respective teams on
wn trips.
junior managers for each
e selected from the sopho-
youts. As sophomores they
igned days of duty and
in their jobs by the senior
rs. From these sophomores
ected the junior managers
following season.
nior manager supervises the
the new tryouts and at the
e season selects, with the aid
senior manager, the junior
s for the next season. In-
enthusiasm, interest, and
ity were stressed by McCoy
rain factors in the selection.
r managers for each sport
a pair of tickets for each
vent of the sport for which
e managers; the manager's
weight sweater award; and
e of evening meals at the
son training table where
a training table provided
more tryouts who fail to be-
nior managers at the end of
on are awarded light weight
sweaters. McCoy also stated
e Undergraduate Athletic
Council of the University
evived. The club is made up
enior managers.

ancel Colgate,
Great Laes
Baseball Plans
Bahlow Is Switched
From First to Outfield
With' plans for pre-season games
with Colgate's Red Raiders and Great
Lakes shelved, Michigan's baseball
team settled back to await the open-
ing of the season without the bene-
fit of outside competition.
Sailors Not Ready
Coach Ray Fisher's efforts to
schedule contests with Colgate and
Great Lakes did not materialize. Col-
gate did not have a convenient open
date and the Sailors have not yet
held their first outdoor practice ses-
sions and consequiently are not ready
for competition.
Meanwhile the Wolverines contin-
ued training, with Coach Fisher
stressing batting drills. The hitters
are still not as far along in the condi-
tioning process as the pitchers.
Bahlow Switches To Field
The only new evelopment in yes-
terday's session was Coach Fisher's
announcement that Ed Bahlow, first
base candidate, was now in the run-
ning for a regular outfield berth.
In addition to Bahlow, candidates
for the disputed outfield position in-
clude Paul Veith, Duane McKeachie,
Joe Soboleski, and Bob Chappius,
who is also a catcher, Jack Weisen-
burger and Bob Nussbaumer appears
to have the inside track on the other
two outfield slots.
- Sports Shots
Ed Cochrane, intramural boxing
instructor, who announced plans for
the forthccming boxing tournament
last week, has made arrangements for
entrants to sign up on the bulletin
board in the front hall of the Sports
Building or at Waterman Gym-
The tourney which will begin April
30, will be comprised of two divisions,
open and novice, with weights rang-
ing from 115 lbs. to heavyweights.
Applicants must give their name, a -
dress, phone number, weight, and
division on the entrance sheet and all
entries must be in by April 26.
Contestants may work out in the
regularly scheduled classes held in
the afternoons at both Waterman
Gymnasium and the Sports Build-


......Wolverine tennis mentor
Netters Begin
Outdoor Drills;
Team Cut to 16
With spring weather finally here,
the 1946 edition of the tennis team
began practice sessions on the out-
side courts this week with Coach
Leroy Weir cutting his squad down,
to 16 men, four above the normal li-
Squad To Be Ceut
Weir expects to lower the mem-
bers to the usual 12 by the end of
the week. At the present time several
doubles combinations are being ex-
perimented with to help determine
the top three combos who will start
in the first meet of the season with
Michigan State's Spartans here on
April 24.
Elimination of the remaining try-
outs, and the means of placing the
six single contestants for the open-
er, is a match ladder. Jack Hersh,
returning letterman from last year's
squad, is in number one position on
the ladder. Seeded in second place is
Bill Mikulich, who won his freshman
numerals in the sport back in 1942.
Wellington Out For Sport
Another letterman out for a posi-
tion on this year's net squad is Fred
Wellington. He was on the team in
1943 and now is in the third slot in
the tennis ladder. Number four posi-
tion is held by Dean McClusky, re-
cently crowned champion in the all-
campus singles tourney.

Coen Begins
Final Training
For Louis Bout
New York Scene of
Championship Fight
2-UP)-Challenger Billy Conn, of
Pittsburgh, showed his oldtime speed
tbday as he opened his permanent
training camp for his company heavy-
weight title bout with champion Joe
Louis in New York's Yankee Stadium
on June 19.
Looking fit at 190 pounds and
huskier than ever before after a
month's workouts in Hot Springs,
Ark., Conn boxed two fast rounds
with lightweight :animy Schipani,
also of Pittsburgh.
Conn Fast
After the workout Schipani, who
was picked for his speed, said "Billy
never has been faster. His legs are in
great shape. I wasn't able to lay a
hand on him."
Following the two rounds with
Schipani, the challenger battered the
heavy bag for three minutes, spent a
like amount of time on the lighter
bag and then went through a body
calisthenic routine.
Show For Press
The workout, staged primarily for
the press, took place in a specially
constructed ring at one end of a
hotel dining room. An out-of-door
ring is being constructed and will be
used by Conn when the weather
warms. He will rema n here until
the fight.
He will take his first road work to-
morrow and will box four or five days
a weck during the next month.

611 East University
Across from "U" High


Name Derby Horses
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 2 -()-
The probable starting field for this
year's running of the Kentucky Der-
by began to take shape today, al-
thoughthe' horses won't parade to
the post in the May 4 grind at Chur-
chill Downs for more than a month
The consensus among the experts
and laymen here would indicate at
least three starters from the Maine
Chance Farm's list of six eligibles.
They are Knockdown, the winter
book favorite, Star Pilot, second
choice in early odds, and Lord Bos-
well, only a shade behind the other
two in the winter book.
The consensus includes Calumet
Farm's High Shine, Fixiana's Spy
Song, Hal Price Headley's Ellicle,
and William Helis' Rippey.
USGA Cracks Down
AUGUSTA, Ga., April 2 --(P)-
When golfdom's hotshots tee off in
the Masters Open here Thursday
each will have two fewer clubs in
his bag than he has been carrying
on the winter tour and will be bound
to observe all the tenets of the U. S.
Golf Association for the first time
since 1942.
Clifford Roberts, General Chair-
man of theAugusta National Course
over which the 72-hole event will be
Downtown: 308 NORTH MAIN

Trackmen Set Two Sparkling
Racing Marks in Mile Relay
Last Saturday's Chicago RelaysHugh Short, brilliant anchrman
saw the settling of two of Michigan'sHuhSotbrlinacomn
most outstanding track marks of the number one quarter-miler of
current season. They both occurred Wolverine squad. Returning to
during the special mile relay event cinder wars after 32 months of o
wit,' Illinois. seas service, Short entered the
Relay Time Fast terly contested Conference quar
The first was the Wolverine quar- mile and provided the competitive
tet's time for the relay, itself, The terest in Herb McKenley's rec
four quarter-milers covered the dis- equalling dash of :48.1. Far from
tance in 3:20.8, the fastest race the condition he attained in 1942 V
Maize and Blue thinclads have run he equalled the American marl
this year. In fact, it is the second 1:10.2 in the 600yd. run, Shortr
speediest mark in the entire country ertheless, ran on the Jamacian's h
for the indoor campaign. The only throughout the season.
faster time was the Illini's 3:18.7, set Val Johnson and Bill Haidler,
when they beat Michigan last week- other two members of the mile r
end, -must also be commended for I
Horace Coleman, who usually runs fine efforts during the indoor sea
third leg on the relay quartet knocked Both are comparatively new at
off a :49.5 quarter mile to climax a 440, Johnson being a sprinter
consistent indoor campaign in his year and Haidler a hurdler. 'T
first and last year as a Wolverine both have" been clocked in unde
middle distance man. seconds this year.
Coleman Has One Season If these four boys continue to
Coleman, formerly a member of the prove at their present rate, they
championship Western Michigan be counted on to be an even r
mile relay team of 1942-42, trans- serious threat to the Illinois r
ferred to Michigan to take his gradu- team at the outdoor Conference r
ate studies. Under the existing con-
ference rules, void after September Carson DeJarnatt, better kni
of this year, he was allowed one sea- among Michigan track Circles
son of further athletic competition. "Frenchy", has been named he
Considered large at 180 pounds for track manager for the coming of
the quarter, Coleman's size belies his door season, Coach Ken Dohe
speed. His forte is a fast start and a revealed yesterday. "Frenchy'
powerful, driving stride. He will be a member of the Naval unit s
counted on heavily for the outdoor tioned in the West Quad.
season in both the 440 and 220.
Considerable praise should go to

played, announced today that rules
of the U. S. G. A., the game's of-
ficial governing body, would be en-
forced in the four-day classic and
the players themselves hastened to
express their pleasure, seemingly un-
The U. S. G. A., at its annual meet-
ing in New York a few months ago,
took the pros rather severely to task
for the alleged laxity in observing
the rules during wartime.
The Masters is the first of the so-
called major tournaments to come
up since the golfing burgers let fly.
Certainly there has been nothing
in the practice rounds of recent days
to indicate that the boys cannot go
right on wrecking par over the 6,800
yard Masters Course.

Lloyd House 3, Alien Rumsey 0
Vaughan House 3, Fletcher Hall
Greene House 3, Hinsdale House
Prescott House 3, Tyler House 0



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The civilian freshman five-week,
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in the Offee of the Academic Coun-
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Notive to Faculty Members regard-
ing Termination of Veterans' Book
and Supply Orders for the Spring
Term, 1946:
Faculty members specify all books
and supplies required in their courses
not later than May 10, 1946 in order
that the University may meet the
deadline for filing invoices with the
Veterans Administration by the end
of the term.
Group Hospitalization and Surgical
During the period from April 1
through April 10, the University
Business Office (Room 9, University
Hall) will accept new applications,
as well as requests for changes in
contracts now in effect, from all
University employees. These new ap-
'plications and changes will become
effective May 5, with the first pay-
roll deduction on April 30.
Forestry Assembly: There will be
an assembly of the School of Forestry
and Conservation in the Amphithea-
tre of the Rackham Building at 9
a.m., Thursday, April 4. Dr. Edward
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