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Y, MARCH 10, 194,8


Holy Cross Dangerous Outfiti-McCaslin

Ho1 gate Takes Jichigan,_OSU Vie for Tank Title
Coaching Job _
At Hillsdale ,o; 1 * . t "n____ ** Ii .. ,,,

Take it from forward Boyd Mc-
Caslin, Holy Cross, the first NCAA
obstacle for the t icigancagers.
asa powerful, (laiwler~iou tfi t
Only twu short years0' wue11
MeCaslin played a lot of bask' -
ball for Coach Ozzie Cowlhs at1
Dartmouh, the tIdians met holy
Cross in the Boston Gardens.
freshman Team
Tley had a freshman team
then, both players and coach alike.
Doggie Julien had just moved into
Worcester as head basketball
guide, while George Kaftan, Leo
O'Connell, and Bud Bollinger fol-
lowed along with basketball schol-
arship's clinched tightly in their
sturdy fists.-
Besides these three, McCaslin
remembered, "There was a pretty
rfair guard on that team, named
1ullaney, who was chosen on the
All-New England squad last year."
Dartmouth Takes Title
That season, the final one for
Cowles and McCaslin, they facedx
the Crusaders just before Christ-J
mas. "They won 60-44, but it was
our fourth game, a pre-conference
warm-up. After that loss, Dart-
mouth won eleven straight and
the Ivy League championship." 1
Nevertheless, the Wolverine for-I
ward recalls, Holy Cross showed
signs of becoming a potent team
to be reckoned with in Easterni
basketball circles. Julien startedl
its upward motion that '45-'461
season with a majority of new-
comers-and despite adverse prac-i
tie conditions.4

... has first-hand info

Mac continued, "They always
played their home games at the
Boston Gardens, because the Holy
Cross gym was nothing more than
a barn with a dime-sized court."
'Give and Go' Tactics
At that time Doggie- Julien em-
ployed the old basketball tactic,
known in the East as "give and
g0." "Mullaney and the other
guard, Haggerty, who has grad-
uated since then, used to keep
passing the ball between them in
back court. When an opening was
seen, either one broke in towards
the basket while the other threw
a lob over his head that he could

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catch underneath the bucket for a
lay-up shot."
If the breaking guard missed
the ball, Kaftan was always wait-
ing close by-ready to spring up
and get his big hands on the ball
for tip-ins. According to McCas-
lin, "Kaften wasn't too tall, but
he could jump a mile. In thatC
particular game, he registered 23e
points for the Crusaders."
Bollinger was the tallest one on
that squad of freshmen, a six-
feet-six-inch center. This past
season he's seen little action for
Kaftan is practically an unstop-f
able pivot man.7
In fact, one glance at the Holy
Cross write-ups shows that Kaf-
tan, Mullaney and O'Connell haver
almost personally paced the Cru-
saders to the front door of Mad-1
ison Square Garden.
Like left-over meat, they mayf
even be better than the first serv-
ing, and Boyd McCasihn will soon
have the opportunity to find out.
Sextet Notches
Best Season
In'M' History
McMillan Sets New
High-Scoring Marks
With only the National Colle-
giate Athletic Association hockey
tournament facing them, Vic Hey-
liger's puck stars can now look
back on the most successful sea-
son in Michigan ice history.
Suffering only two defeats in
21 starts, the Maize and Blue
squad chalked up several new rec-
ords for future Michigan skaters
to shoot at, foremost among them
being the enviable 18-2-1 record
amassed during the three months
of play.
McMillan High Scorer
Gordie McMillan helped him-
self to a huge share of the indi-
vidual honors as he climaxed a
brilliant season with the hat trick,
his fifth in the recently concluded
campaign, and one assist for a
1947-48 high point total of 59.
The total erases the record he
set in the 1945-46 season of 56
points. The 30 goals he netted
supersedes the 29 he shot in two
years ago.
Average Bettered
McMillan had a point average of
2.81 this year whereas he only had
a 2.43 two years back. (He played
in two less games this year and
scored three more points.)
The red-haired scoring wizard
also picked up two more records
when he added figures to his
three-year totals. He now has 150
points and 74 goals in three years
of play, both new marks and both
voiding records set by Vic Hey-
liger in the 1937-38 season.
Gacek, Renfrew Pass Century
Wally Gacek and Al Renfrew
didn't set any records but they
reached the highly coveted cen-
tury mark in points scored as' they
netted 46 and 43 tallies, respec-
tively, for 101 and 125 points in
the three seasons they have
donned Maize and Blue padding.
Defenseman Ross Smith also
achieved distinction as he was
waved to the penalty box for 47
minutes, 12 more than teammate
Connie Hill had last year when
he topped the banishment pa-
But if Hill had the team's "bad
boy" label grabbed from him by
his aggressive co-defender, he was
not to be denied some glory. In
addition to the 36 minutes he
spent in the sin bin, the third
year captain notched six goals and
12 assists for an 18 point total.
Michigan Tech will also remem-

ber this year as being a good one
for their brothers from Ann Ar-
bor. It was the first time in the
26 years of competition that the
Wolverines smashed through the
Huskies' determined opposition
for four series-sweeping victories.
CCNY 60, New York Univ. 57.
Holy Cross 65, Colgate 62.
See The New
Po iflU1

Former JE Assistant
New Athletic Director
Jim "Gib" Holgate, who served
as assistant jayvee coach under
George Ceithaml last season, was
appointed head football coach and
director of athletics at Hillsdale
College yesterday.
Holgate succeeds Davey Nelson,
who left Hillsdale to serve as back-
field coach under Art Valpey at
Harvard. The youthful Holgate
will take over his chores at Hills-
dale at the beginning of the sum-
mer session.
Holgate came to Michigan with
the now famous Marine contin-
gent of 1943, which was trans-
ferred from Wisconsin. And then
after a few months he was trans-
ferred to Faris Island where he
was dommissioned and sent over-
He returned to Michigan in 1946
and spent a year as quarterback
on the jayvee squad. The following
year he went to work on his Mas-
ter's Degree and assisted Ceithaml
with the jayvees.
The 27-year old Holgate be-
comes the third member of the
Wolverine coaching staff to leave
this year, since Valpey was named
head coach at Harvard. His ap-
pointment at Hillsdale leaves the
jayvees without a coach as Ceit-
haml was moved up to take the
end coach post vacated by Valpey.
Ceithaml and Holgate led this
year's jayvees to victories over
Grand Rapids Junior College and
Michigan State, while losing to
Michigan State, Northwestern,
Wisconsin and Ohio State.
But even with this unimpressive
record, many of the men developed
by this pair are destined for the
varsity of next year, among them
tackles Dave Gomberg and Al
Fitch and centers John Padjen
and Don Nichols.
All "M" winners of the 1947
football team report to Rent-
schler's at 12:00 noon, Thurs-
day, March 11, 1948, for the
annual team picture.

wolvernes RUled Co-ravorite
In Coiiferenee Swimig Meet

( 1ll 'LAR'S NOTE: Thiis ir e see-
ond of thj a riiles covering he
competiuon Michigan will face in
each v i)L in the forthcoming Brig
Nine sWiunimilj ('hainpionships. To-
moirow the 440-yard freestyle, the
100-yard freestyle and the 400-yard
relay will he covered.)
Tomorrow night Michigan's
swimming team will begin its at-
tempt to wrest the Conference
tank title from Mike Peppe's crew
of Ohio State as the annual West-
ern Conference meet gets under
way in the 50-yard pool at Iowa
Given an even chance by the
experts, the Wolverines must
perform at their best if they
are to unseat the Buckeyes.
Competition is always stiff in

the Big Nine and Ohio State
with its diving dynasty will be
very tough.
Mike Peppe has four experts
from both the one-meter and
three-meter boards and they are
expccted to chalk up most of the
points in these two events. Ohio
has Miller Anderson, last year's
titleholder and Bruce Harlan, the
runner-up as their one-two punch.
In addition Peppe has Jack
Calhoun and Hobert Billingsley,
who was a national titleholder
in 1945 on his impressive list
of divers.
Michigan's hopes for points in
this event rest on Gil Evans and
Ralph Trimborn, both of whom
have done well this year. Other
able divers include Charley Chel-
iqh of Northwestern, Major Willis
of Purdue and Iowa's Dave Brock-
Ih the 220-yard freestyle Bill
Smith, of Ohio, Wally Ris of
Iowa and Wolverines Gus Stager
and Matt Mann III may wage
one of the most exciting duels
of the meeting.
Dave Tittle and Bill Kogen are
Michigan's other entrants in this
event and they'll be vying for the
remaining final slots with such
able performers as Bill Heusner of
Northwestern, Duane Draves of
Iowa and Don Thorpe of Minne-
Michigan will probably break
up its champion medley relay
team so that Dick Weinberg can
anchor the 400-yard relay. But
the trio of Harry Holiday' Bob
Sohl and Bill Kogen will still
be favored in the 300-yard
vopetition, however, will be
unusually strong with at least four
other teams presenting formid-
able trios. Iowa's team of Dick
Maine, Dave Lake and Erv Straub
will be tough as will the Buckeye
trio of Bob deGroot, Earl Trum-
ble and Bill Zemer.
Minnesota's team of Ahlman,
Ivonen and Benson has broken
the 4:00 mark as has the Purdue
outfit of Schakel, Carter and

NHL Ruling
Ousts Taylor
LANSING, March 9 .- (P) -
Billy Taylor of the New York
Rangers was expelled from or-
ganized hockey for life today
and Don Gallinger of the Bos-
ton Bruins was suspended in-
definitely on charges growing
out of a gambling probe.
National Hockey League
President Clarence S. Campbell
of Montreal announced the
drastic action to Gov. Kim Sig-
ler of Michigan following an
exhaustive investigation.
Hockey league officials in
Montreal said the expulsion of
Taylor means he is "out of
organized hockey for life with
no right of appeal."
Taylor, who was expelled for
conduct "prejudicial to and
against the welfare of hockey,"
said he was "surprised" at the
news when informed at his
home in Oshawa, Ont.



Y anks' rower
'Blasts Detroit
ILAKILAND, Ila., March 9-(T)
-Even with a half dozen rookies
in the lineup, New York is still
the Yankees.
Exploding for seven hits, five of
them i succession off Art Hout-
teman in the ninth inning, New
York jammeq across five runs to
come from behind and beat the
Detroit Tigers 8 to 6 in the first
exhibition game of the year for
both clubs.
Houttemnan, following Dizzy
Trout and Virgil Trucks to the
mound for Detroit, fanned four of
the first six men to face him and
had a comfortable three run lead
going into the ninth.
Then the 'storm struck. Jerry
Coleman and Steve Souchock sin-
gled and shortstop Jack Phillips
doubled. Frank Crosetti's pinch
single shaved the Tiger lead to a
single run and Yogi Berra tied
it with a single to left.

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Frosh Prospects Brighten Track Future


Behind the scenes at Yost Field
House, Freshman Track Coach
Don Canham has been flashing
some broad smiles these past few
weeks over the fine performances
being turned in by his young cin-
In his third year as the frosh
mentor, Canham says that the
incoming boys are finally back to
pre-war level, and although not
willing to go too far out on the
limb ;about the future of any of
Michigan's Freshman track
team defeated the University of
Missouri Frosh 64 1/3 to 47 2/3,
in a telegraphic meet, Coach
Don Canham announced yes-
Jim Mitchell took seconds for
the Wolverines in both hurdles
while Eck Kuotnen won the
high jump, placed second in
the 440 and the high jump.
Art Henrie won the broad
jump with a leap of 22 feet 10
inches and Russ Osterman cap-
tured the pole vault for the
Maize and Blue.
his men, the former Michigan
high jump ace did admit the squad
was in general better than aver-
In three meets this season, the
thinclads have scored decisive
victories over Michigan Central
and Missouri while losing only
to Wisconsin. Setting the pace
in these three outings have been
Art Henrie, Eck Kuotnen, Jim
Mitchell, and Russ Osterman.
These four boys havemade the
field events and the hurdles the
strong points of the squad.
Relating this to the varsity,
which has been weak in the
sprints, hurdles, broad jump, and
pole vault, the future seems
bright. Only in the sprints do
the freshmen fail to show good
Glancing through the field
events, Henrie, Kuotnen, and Os-
terman have teamed up with Dom
Domkie and Jim McCoy, to pro-
vide a winning combination. Os-
terman and Domkie have been the
top two pole vaulters, with the
former clearing 12 feet consist-
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ently, while Henrie, Kuotnen, and
McCoy have bcen showing the way
in the broad jump.
IHigh jumping also has been
dominated by the trio of Oster-
man, IHenrie, and Kuotnen, all.
of whom are capable of better-
ing the respectable height of
six feet. Harry Allis, who is also
an outstanding football candi-
date, seems to have the shot put
situation well in hand, having
tossed the sphere more than 45
In the hurdles, Mitchell, Don
Hoover, and Dick Bernarey have
all been burning up the track.
Mitchell, a White Fish Bay, Wis-
consin product, has tied the
Michigan Prosh record of :08.4 in
the 65-yd. high hurdles held by
former great, Neil MacIntyre.
In the other running events,
Coach Canham has shown much

concern over his inability to fi.
prospects for the varsity in t
dashes. He has bc w'king ha
with versatile Art Henrie and Ji
Miller, but is quick to emphasi
that it will take more than tv
boys to fill lall of the openings.
Shelton Murphy, George Ja
cobie, and Bill Connolly hav
been showing well in the half
mile, with Murphy's 2:04 bein
the best time posted. With Ec
Kuotnen pacing the way it
front of Don MIcGregor and Ro
Duff, the quarter mile seems t
be well fortified.
Rounding out the team in tl
distance runs Sheldon Capp, Bru
Vreeland, and Doug Pairks a
have run the mile in less the
4:40. In the longer, more grue
ling two mile race Jack Kaarsbe
has shown his wares by leadii
the pack.






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