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FRIDAY, FEBRU~1ARY 27, 1948

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Michigan Sextet Meets Colorado

in NCAA Preview

TWO AGAINST ONE:
'M' Duet challenges OSU's
Smith in Battle ofFreestylers

By MERLE LEVIN
Ohio State's varsity pool may
well come to a boil this Saturday
night when the Buckeye's mighty
Bill Smith becomes a third party
to the torrid duels being staged
weekly by Michigan's Gus Stager
and Matt Mann III.
Smith, holder of the world's rec-
ord in the 220-yd. freestyle, will be
the favorite in both the 220 and,
440-yd. freestyle events but the
'world's greatest swimmer' is in
for a double load of trouble from
Michigan's Damon and Pythias
combination.
With only the redoutable Mr.
Smith ranked as their superior
in collegiate circles, Stager and
Mann have engaged in a series
of red-hot duels for second place
ranking that has kept Michigan
swim fans on the edge of their
seats at every race and has pro-
duced some eyebrow -lifting
times.
The net results of these races
have proved nothing except the
fact that Gus and Matty are as
closely matched as they come. In
eighteen starts to date this sea-
son Mann has won nine times,
Stager eight and one race ended
in a dead heat.
Close friends until they hit the
water, the boys leave no doubt
they are out to win once the start-
er's gun has sounded. Mann sums
up their feelings when he says,
"We don't care who wins as long
as it's one of us, but neither of us
ever eases up to let the other one
win."

become teammates until this sea-
son, they both were stationed in
Hawaii while in the Army and
'oth took firsts in the Hawaii
meters title and onet0
Army Olympics. Stager won theI
400 meters title and one relay in
1945 while Mann took the 100 me-
ters and 2 relays the next year.
Stager came to Michigan in the
fall of 1946 after being discharged
from the Army and promptly be-
came a valuable addition to the
Wolverine natators. The tow-
headed Gus took second in the
NCAA 440-yd. freestyle and gained
a place on the 1947 Collegiate All-
American Swimming Team.
Matt Mann III arrived on
campus in the fall of 1945 direct
from Ann Arbor's University
High School where he had ac-
cumulated 5 state titles and had
been acclaimed one of the na-
tion's top high school stars.
As a freshman Matty more than
lived up to his reputation placing
second in both the 220 and 440-
yard. freestyles in the Big Nine
meet and following this with a
second in the NCAA 1500 meter
freestyle and a fourth in the 440.
The Army intervened at this
point, but Mann returned this fall
to team up with Stager and give
Matt Mann a one-two punch in
the middle distances that would
gladden the heart of any coach.
After all, who could ask for any-
thing more than two Olympic

Bucks Stand
lin Path to itle
M' Seeks To Avenge
Early Season Loss
A lot of questions as to the
final standings in this year'sl
Western Conference basketballi
race will be settled, when Ohio
State invades Yost Field House
Saturday night for their second
meeting with Coach Ozzie Cowles'l
title-bound -quintet.
Victor over Michigan by a 70
to 66 score at Columbus, Ohiol
State will be out to maintain its
current hot pace which has been
the downfall of three title-seek-
ing teams, Wisconsin, Illinois and
Indiana.
Received Little Attention
The Buckeyes received little at-
tention from the fans and sports
writers at the beginning of the
season.I
They received little notice, thatl
is, until Wisconsin's hopes of re-
peating as conference champions
were checked by the Schnittker
paced Ohio squad and Michigan
was boosted into the Big Nine
leadership following its victory
over Indiana and the Buckeye
triumph over the Badgers.
Hold Key to Race
As it has for the past weeks,
Ohio State will control the out-
come of this year's conference
race. If Michigan can edge past
the Buckeyes (something which
no leading team, save Iowa, has
been able to do) then it will be
assured a tie. If on the other
hand, the Buckeyes keep up their
pace and drop Michigan then
Iowa will have an excellent
chance to take the championship.

Wolverine Puksters Set
For TwoGane Series With
Rocky Mountain Champs

Thinclads Meet Spartans

Barten, Fonville Will Lead
Assault Against Up-State Rivals

Michigan's hockey fans will be
treated to a premier performance
of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association tournament tonight at
the Coliseum when the Wolverines
meet the Tigers of Colorado Col-
lege in the first of a two game
weekend series.
Colorado has clinched the far-
western representation in the
tourney and, according to Bill
Tutten, Tiger star defenseman, it
will meet Dartmouth in the first
game of the. Colorado Springs
tournament. Michigan, who has
all but mathematically copped the
mid-western representative's spot,
will meet Boston University in the
second game, and the winners of
the first two games will play off
for the national hockey title.
The Colorado skaters arrived
here yesterday afternoon eager
to take on the Maize and Blue
team in hopes of revenging
their two mid-week losses to
Michigan Tech. Their record
prior to the pair of games at
Houghton stood at 16 wins and
only two losses. Only North Da-
kota and the University of Sas-
katchewan were able to drop the
Tigers to defeat before they
made their eastern trip.
Coach Cheddy Thompson will
start Roy Ikola in goal and either
Lew Meier and Milo Yalich or Ron
Newson and Bill Tutten at the de-
fensive positions.
The first line will be made up of
Harry Whitworth at center ice
and Joe Siattery and Howie uHsh-

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ion on the wings. Center Dick
Rowell and wings Chris Ray and
Bruce Stewart compose Thomp-
son's second line.
Michigan mentor Vic Heyliger
will counter with Jack McDonald
in the crease, Ross Smith and
Capt. Connie Hill on defense, and
Gordie McMillan, center, Al Ren-
frew, left wing, and Bill Jocobson,
right wing, on the forward wall.
Heyliger's second line of Wal-
ly Gacek, Ted Greer and Wally
Grant will be ready for action
following its impressive inaug-
ural performance in the West-
ern Ontario game.
Gacek was moved to the second'
line last week in an attempt to
balance the first two lines and
Heyliger's judgement reaped its
rewards as both the first and sec-
ond line scored six tallies in the
12-0 rout of Ontario.
"I feel that the nej set-up is
working out fine," Heyliger said
yesterday, "and since both lines
shared the scoring honors last
week, the change is undoubtedly
advantageous to the team."
The Michigan pilot will have[
his third line available for duty
tonight, and although this of-
fen unit has nort exhibited a
consistent scoring attack, the
trio breaks loose on occasions
and nets a batch of goals. Owen
McArdle will start at center on
the third line and will be.
flanked by Sam Stedman, who
turned the hat trick in the first
California game, and Len
Brumm.
Bill Tutten and Vern Wishart,
Colorado defenseman and wing,
agreed that the wet ice was one of
the reasons for the team's poor
showing against Michigan Tech
earlier this week.
I-M Boxers
Set To Stage
Annual Show
"The art of self-defense" in-
yades the University Intramural
sport scene next month when the
1948 I-M boxing tournament con-
ducted by instructor Lee "Satch-
mo" Setomer begins March 16.
Open House at the Sports Build-
ing on the night of March 23 will
be the grand climax. At this an-
nual campus affair the individual
weight division winners will be
determined. The name of the out-
standing Michigan pugilist will be
inscribed on the new I-M boxing
trophy and various other minia-
ture trophies and medals will be
awarded the weight champions.
The call is out, therefore, for
more campus boxers. The only re-
quired qualification will be at
least five supervised workouts for
each man, including sparring, un-
der the tutelage of Coach Setomer
on any Monday, Wednesday and
Friday from 3-5 at the I-M Build-
ing ring.
Three weeks still remain for en-
trants to round into shape. Weight
division will cover ever'ything from
121 pounds to heavyweight if
enough participants are available.
If more than four men are en-
tered in each weight class, prelimi-
naries will determine the semi-fin-
alists to meet March 16. At the
Open House festivities a cha-
pion will emerge from each divi-
sion over a minute and a half
three round route.

Michigan and Michigan State
will renew their long track rivalry
in a dual meet in Yost Field House
tonight at 7:30 p.m.
The Spartans will be seeking
their first indoor win over the
Wolverines in the history of the
series.
The affair promises to be nip
and tuck down to the final tape
with both squads evenly matched
on paper,
Pair of Aces
Micshigan coach Ken Doherty

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JACK DIANETTI
... Spartan's star half-miler
will be depending on a pair of
aces, Herb Barten and Charlie
Fonville in quest of victory over
their bitter up-state rivals who
have risen to national track prom-
inence during the past five years.
Barten's duel with Spartan Jack
Dianetti in the half-mile run
should provide the meeting's top
thrill. The two rivals, who rate
among the nation's top five mid-
dle-distance runners, have met
Western Conference officials
are expected to take action on
the eligibility of Bump Elliott
at their meeting today in Chi-
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on three previous occasions with
the MSC ace winning twice and
the Wolverine captain finishing
ahead once.
Barten will also run in the mile
and mile relay.
Shifts Personnel
In an attempt to secure every
possible point, the Wolverine men-
tor is planning on a little shift-
ing of personnel.
Bob Thomason who ran the
half last week will be switched
to the mile to run alongside Bar-
ten while Joe Hayden who has
run as a member of the record-
breaking mile relay quartet will
run in the quarter mile.
Alex Morris who has been out
all season with an ailing leg will
be entered in the two-mile event
with teammate Justin Williams.
Both men will be seeking to out-
stride State's Jim Sewell.
Fonville Again
Charlie Fonville will be shoot-
ing at his own shot put record
which he established last week
and also at Jack Torrance's
world's record which is just 2 3 /8
inches farther.
Torrence, a Pacific Coast per-

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