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)AY, MARCU6, 19 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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SSkaters Notch 7-4 Victory over Michigan Tech

Cacek, Grant, Renfrew Score
Two Goals Each in Wild Battle
Jack McDonald Guards Nets Impressively,
Amasses 39 Saves Against Tech Shooters

'M Five Set
For Revenge
On Spartans
State Tops I ii i,
sows Powe

By SY SONKIN
In the wildest hockey game seen
here this season, Michigan took an
easy 7-4 victory over Michigan
tTech last night at the Coliseum.
Jack McDonald, Wolverine net-
minder, played one of the finest
games of his career as he kicked
out 35 Tech shots.
u Three men entered the penalty
box before four and a half min-
utes had gone by; Abbie Maki,
'Tech defenseman, , for hooking,
Connie Hill, Wolverine Defense-
,man, for cross checking, and Al
Renfrew, Maize and Blue wing,
for body checking.
4Maki Draws First Blood
With Renfrew off, Maki re-
turned to the ice and tallied an
-unassisted goal at 4:45, but the
lead was short-lived as Bill Jacob-
,son took a pass from Gordie Mc-
Millan at 6:32 ard slammed a ten-
footer past Engineer goalie, Jack
-Noblet.
Michigan took the lead at 18:27
as Connie Hill took the puck be-
hind his own blue line, carried it
over the Tech line, and passed to
Grant, who shot a high one into
the corner from 20 feet out.
The second stanza statistics were
marked only by an unassisted
tally from the stick of Al Renfrew
, 9:34, and a couple of penalties
to Marc Olson, Tech wing, and
Ross Smith, Wolverine defense-
man. Renfrew's score came eight
seconds after Olson left the ice; Al
took the puck from a face-off at
center ice, circled the Engineer de-
fenseman, and netted a 15-footer.
9Pucksters Ice Contest
.Michigan put the contest on ice
Harriers Land
NineP ositions
'In Qualifers
(Continued from Page 1)
his title defense with the best
qualifying time of 1:56.6.
In the 440 trials, the best per-
formance was a :49.3 by Orval
Johnson of Michigan.
Bob Fancett, Wolverine broad
jumper, missed qualifying for his
specialty by an eighth of an inch
as he was nosed out by Kailas of
Wisconsin.
Tomorrow afternoon the finals
in all events will be run off and
from all indications it will be a
three team race right down to the
wire with Ohio State and Michi-
gan battling to wrest the crown
perched precariously on the head
of Illinois.
" Qualifiers:
880-yard Run: (Nine qualified
for Saturday's finals): Barten,
Thomason, Vetter, Michigan; Da-
vis, Washington; Clifford, Ohio
State; Klink, Purdue; Gehrmann,
Wiscorsin; Prifogle, Indiana.
(Best time, 1:56.6 by Barten,
Michigan.)
440-Yard Run: (Six qualified
for finals): Johnson and Shep-
herd, Michigan; Cogswell, Ohio
State; Hayden, Michigan; Buster,
Illinois. (Best time, :49.3 by
Johnson, Michigan). (Elliott, In-
diana, disqualified).
The first telegraph line built in
the United States was completed
in 1844.

in the final period by scoring four
times in 13 minutes while holding
the Techmen to a single tally.
It began when Ted Greer, Maize
and Blue wing, carried the puck
from behind his blue line into en-
emy territory, where he shot it
over to Gacek, who took the rub-
ber in full stride in the center of
the ice and sent it whistling past
Noblet for the fourth Michigan
score.
Then came the prettiest play of
the evening. With Ross Smith in
the box for board checking, the
Wolverines stole the puck during a
Tech rush, and McMillan and
Renfrew came in on a lone Engi-
neer defenseman, who was outma-
neuvered by Gordie McMillan,
then passed the rubber to Renfrew,
on the other side of the net, and
Al easily beat Noblet.
Michigan Scores Again
Michigan scored again at 11:40
on a pass from McMillan to Gacek,
who tallied his second goal of the
night.
Tech broke its long scoring fam-
ine less than a minute later. Bill
Robertson, Engineer wing, sent the
rubber from a pile-up near the
Wolverine net to center Paul Kar-
iniemi, who whipped the puck by
McDonald.
Grant Ends Souring
Grant concluded the Mize and
Blue scoring at 13:23 on a peculiar
play. Gacek's shot was blocked and
fell dead at the Husky goal post,
and Wally came in to spp the disk
before Noblet could clear it.
The Techmen refused to give in
and scored a pair of goals at 17:43
and 19:26. Karinieini pushed in
John Cortopassi's rebound for the
first, and John netted a pass from
Jimmy Ruhl to end the night's ac-
tivities.
Michigan will close its season
tonight when it faces Tech at 8:30
at the Coliseum.
I -MA1 To Begin
Ring Tourney
Elimination Will List
Six Bout Initial Card
At least six preliminary bouts
will be held next Friday afternoon,
March 12, at the I-M basement
ring to determine pairings for the
semi-final matches of the Intra-
mural boxing tournament.
Elimination Tourney
They will be of an elimination
character designed to cut down
the size of some weight classes.
Defending I-M champion Bob
Harrison (not the cage captain) is
getting married today and has not
decided as yet whether to defend
his title. He has been paired
against southpaw Jack Keeler if
he does fight. Keeler is the man
Harrison defeated to take last
year's crown.
All other boxers participating in
the first preliminary round will go
into their bouts lacking past I-M
experience. Only one contstant is
entered at present in the 130 and
165 pound classes.
Pairings Are Made
Pairings for the opening bouts
are as follows: 135 lbs.-P. J. Shel-
ton and Al Knapp will be the only
performers in that weight. In the
145 pound class Bob Harrison goes
against Jack Keeler, Jim Edberg
matches punches with Morgan
Ramsey, Paul Starkel and Dave
Rutenik will tangle and Ed Cox
faces Ben Ujehare.
The last bout will pair Bill King
against Conrad Nelson in the 155
pound division. The fights will
start at approximately 3 p.m.

Michigan's newly crowned West- nine cuvisions entere. minus only
ern Conference Champions will a -o1it 1or the 191 pound class.
take on Michigan State in the Bt'tzig Wiis
final basketball game of the sea- Captain Bob Betzig took revenge
son tonight at Yost Field House. on his first conqueror of the sea-
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PARRY-THRUST-Ed Micleff, (left) president and Ray Chambers, coach of the Schimitar Club,
instruct a group of fencers in the rudiments of the sport in one of their daily meetings at the
I-M Building.

Foil Wielders
Face Highland
Park JC Here
Michigan's unofficial fencing
squad, the Scimitar Club, will en-
tertain the foils outfit from High-
land Park Junior College this af-
ternoon in the I-M Building at 2
o'clock.
Ed Micleef, Pete Wong, and
Andy Turner will handle the
blades for th° Wolverines in a
round robin against three High-
land Park opponents, who are
coached by Richard Perry.
This will be the first competition
in which the team, coached by Ray
Chambers, a Michigan graduate,
has participated since the out-
break of the war, when the club
became inactivated.
When the organization was
recently revived, it represented
the initial step in returning to
the campus the fencing spirit
and tradition.
Members of the Scimitar Club
are now offering instruction in
fencing every afternoon at the
I-M Building to help stimulate in-
terest in the sport. Anyone who
wishes to learn is invited to come.
Hih Schools
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Bid for State
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l'_Michigan's Varsity Pool has been
taken over today by the annual
Class A State High School Swim-
ming Championships which brings
together some of the finest swim-
ming talent in the inidwest for a
chance at both the inlividual aid
team titles.
Eighe i will o(litr I'
for the State title as the meet gets
under way this morning with the
diving prelims at 9:30. After an
afternoon of sNwimming prelimi-
naries starting at 1:00 p.m., the
finalists will culminate the day
by competing at 7:30 p.m. for the
championships.
No admission charge is being
made and anyone interested in
cheering his former high school
on is cordially invited to attend
by the officials.
In the favored role will be Battle
Creek High School, but stiff op-
position is expected from both
Saginaw Arthur Hill and the
tanksters of Grosse Point High.

Tanksters Top MSC, 53-31;
Four Pool Marks Shattered

tans who downed Michigan 43 to
38 at East Lansing.
Spartans Riding high
The Spartans are riding high
after their 54-50 upset of Notre
Dame at South Bend and will start
a high scoring quintet paced by
last year's all-American Bob
Brannum, who has already broken
State's individual scoring record
with 316 points.
Since the two teams met early
in the season, Michigan has come
on to stop the perennial strong
teams of the Big Nine and capture
its first title in 19 years. Coach
Cowles will have the services of
two players that did not see action
in the contest at Jennison Field
House.
Elliott To Play
Pete Elliott, who was :;till play-
ing on the Wolverine grid squad,
will be out to continue his out-
standing defensive record against
the top scorers of the mid-west.
To date he has checked Dwight
Eddleman, high scorer for the Il-
lini, McIntyre of Minnesota and
Schnittker of Ohio State.
Another addition to the Wolver-
ines since the last meeting with
State is Mack Suprunowicz who
missed the previous game after
being injured in a rough game
with Western Michigan.
Mack Sparks Wolverines
Suprunowicz has come to life in
the latter stages of the title race to
edge Bob Harrison for conference

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(Special to The Daily)
LANSING, March 5-Taking
all but two events and sweeping to
four new pool records, a mighty
Michigan swimming team
trounced the once-beaten Spar-
tans of Michigan State, 53-31,
here tonight before a capacity
crowd.
Matt Mann IlI let it be known
that he was among the tops in
the middledistance freestyles by
taking the measure of NCAA
champ George Hoogerhyde in the
440-yard freestyle. Mann caught
the Spartan ace with 100 yards
to go and Gus Stager soon passed
Hoogerhyde as the Wolverines
swept in barely inches apart.
State Takes Two Firsts
Michigan State was able to take
firsts in only the 220-yard free-
style, which Hoogerhyde won in
2:09.9 and the 50-yard freestyle,
which was taken by Don Payton
in :23.3. Hoogerhyde churned to
a new meet mark as he touched
out Stager and Mann of Mich-
igan.
Payton also barely won as he
turned in his best time of the
year to defeat Dick Weinberg,
Michigan's ace, and Jim Duke of
Coach Charley McCaffree's squad.
Medley Team Wins
The Wolverine 300-yard medley
relay team of Harry Holiday, Bob
Sol and Bill Kogen got, the
leet off to a flying tart as
easily copped the event with a
NYU Accepts
NIC YORK March 5 (U
The eight-team t'i eld for the Na-
tional Invitation Basketball Iour-
nainent was completed today \vitlii
acceptances( from DePaul of Chi-
cago. La Salle of Philadelphia,
Bowling Green of Ohio and New
York University.
The tournament, sponsored by
the Metropolitan Intercollegiate
Basketball Association, will be held
at Madison Square Garden, March
11, 13, 15 and 17, with two games
scheduled each night.
Other teams which accepted in-
vitations previously are North
Carolina State, Texas, St. Louis
and Western Kentucky.
The tournament winner auto-
matically qualifies for one of the
eight spots in the Olympic Try-
outs opening at the Garden March
27.
In announcing the final addi-
tions, tonight, Chairman Asa
Bushnell of the Selection Commit-
tee said the pairings would be
drawn Monday.

2:54.1 clocking, a new meet and
pool record.
After the 220 and the 50-yard
freestyles, Gil Evans gave Wol-
verine adherents some happy mo-
ments as he displayed some amaz-
ing skill to cop the fancy diving
with a point total of 348. Ralph
Trimborn was second and Wil-
liams of State trailed far behind.
Weinberg Takes 100
Weinberg came back in the 100-
yard freestyle to edge Duke of
State as Dave Tittle touched a
fraction of a second behind Wein-
berg and Duke. The Michigan ace
took the sprint with a creditable
:52.4 clocking.
Holiday stroked himself to an-
other record as he took the 150-
yard backstroke in 1:36.4, a new
pool mark. Close behind him were
Korten and Miller of Michigan
State with Wolverine Art Johnson
only scant inches off the pace,
Sobl Continues hot Pace
Bob Sohl continued to knock at
the door to world's records as he
turned in a 2:17.6, his second best
time, to take the 200-yard breast-
stroke. Sohl defeated Dave Sei-
bold, former NCAA champ and
Wilson of Michigan State.
Then came tlie 440-yard free-
style with Mann aad S testag-
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ciose belind. The Wolverines
wr:Cppd i it up w tiii a tatK 4)0-
yard relay victory as a quartet of
Tittle, on Coa tes, Kogen and
Weiberg f ' uched in 3:32.4 to
c(iilh t-ie meet.
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W hiithe firs tmatch two weeks
away, the unofficial University of
Michigan rifle team still has open-
ings for small bore marksmen, who
would like to match shots with the
returning members for these po-
sitions, according to George Meyer.
president of the rifle club.
Daily practices at the ROTC
range are from 11 a.m. to noon in
addition to Wednesday sessions
scheduled for 1-3 in the afternoon
and 7-9 at night. One of the finest
off-hand shots in the country,
Sargeant Dick Hansen, will be
around to give instructions or to
help improve firing techniques.
With only a few veterans back
from last year, Meyer said that the
team has been enforced by a
couple of topnotch riflemen from
Notre Dame, Chicago, and Iowa.
The opening contest will be pos-
tal competition against several
schools in the Big Nine and the
mid-west vicinity. Plans for the
future include these mail affairs
and personal matches.
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.last Cautious
Who says athletes are super-
stitious?
Just because Coach Ozzie
Cowles wears the same red
Beek-tie to every Michigan
game, Mack Suprunowicz sports
the same pair of hand-knitted
maize and blue argyle socks for
every tilt, and "Supey's" land-
lady, Mrs. Harry Whitehead,
doesn't dare leave her home
for Yost Field House unless
she's wearing that one par-
ticular blouse Mack likes-all
this doesn't mean Michigan's
cage champions are supersti-
tious.
Just cautious!
scoring honors and has been ef-
fective when com1p)ettng with the
01ther high scorcrs (Aliec, conf-
While pacing Michigan to its
title gaining game against Iowa,
Mack rolled up fourteen points to
tie Murray Wier for the evening's
high scoring role.
Michigan State has undertaken
a major college basketball sched-
ule and has come up wtih the
creditable won-loss record- of
wiven wins as ag unst nine de-
The Spartais' victims include
such powerhouses as Notre Dame
which was subdued on its home
court, Marquette, Indiana, and
Western Reserve.
NHL Charges
ToBe Bared
CHICAGO, March 5 -(/P) -
Clarence Campbell, President of
the National Hockey League, said
today he will make a full report
Monday on his investigation of
player gambling charges.
He said his report will be made
ublic at Lansing, Mich., after he
confers with Gov. Kim Sigler.
Campbell left here by plane to-
day at 4 p.m. (C.S.T.) for New
York. He said his inquiry would
take him to Boston.
The League President said he
had checked on some telephone
calls made from Chicago to New
York and Detroit Feb. 18, the date
the Boston Bruins played the Chi-
cago Blackhawks here in a game
which brought criticism.

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