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M' Puckmen Impressive
In NonCollegiate Scraps
Swim Gala Gives*Fans
Last Look at Champions
By B. S. BROWN
Out of Colorado Springs last
year, John Gustafson, one of the
officials in the NCAA hockey tour-
nament, said, "This Michigan
team is the finest collegiate hockey
team I have ever seen. They play
more like professionals than any
other college squad I have seen in
more than twenty years of offici-
And Gustafson wasn't the only
one who recognized that the Wol-
verine brand of hockey rated on
EVEN BEFORE the season got
underway, Jack Adams, manager
of the Detroit Red Wings, watched
Vic Heyliger's pucksters in ac-
tion against his Motor City lads.
He predicted a rosy future for the
Wolverines,'and by the time the
end of the season rolled around in
March, it was evident*-that the
Wing boss had called his shots.
There were others, too, who
recognized that Michigan was
a power in the collegiate puck
circles. Several of the Red Wing
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players commented favorably on
the team; coaches of the various
opponents tipped their respec-
tive hats; and the members of
the press who covered the Wol-
verine games heaped lavish
praise on the Michigan sextet.
Again this year, with only two
of the 1947-48 titlists missing from
the lineup, Michigan hockey is
rapidly hoving to the head of the
class. And it isn't confined to the
PLAYING THE TOLEDO Mer-
curies last Monday, the Wolver-
ines, laboring under poor game
conditions, were held to a tie. The
Mercuries last year copped the
National Amateur Hockey Asso-
ciation crown, and at present are
pressing the leaders in their league
Tomorrow night the sextet
moves into battle with the
Windsor' Spitfires, a team that
is made up of future Red Wing
stars. The tip off on the brand
of hockey the Wolverines play
will be evident when the final
score is tabulated.
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Coach Heyliger, a former Wol-
verine star and Chicago Black-
hawk forward, knows the ropes.
And his piloting ability cannot be
questioned. Since he took over
the helm of the ice squad five
years ago, his teams hove won 58
contests while dropping only 22.
LAST YEAR he led the squad
to the mythical Big Nine title and
the first National hockey cham-
And the first time, in the his-
tory of a 10-year rivalry, Michi-
gan last year defeated the Uni-
versity of Toronto, in a charity
game 'played at the Chicago
The Wolverine went over big in
the Windy City. This year, the
game, which will be played next
Thursday nfght, will be at the
Chicago Stadium, home ice of the
Blackhawks. Of the 18,000 seats
that will be'available, 13,000 have
NOT EVEN the Red Wings can
boast a draw like that. The game
is a cinch to be a sell-out. Toronto
is the best of the collegiates Can-
ada can offer, and Michigan rep-
resents the top outfit in the U. S.
Closer at hand, however, is the
contest tomorrow night. It will
give Heyliger an opportunity to
see what his latest aggregation can
do against top-flight, non-collegi-
ate opposition. With the accent on
youth, the Spitfires will undoubt-
edly present a fast offense that
will offer the Michigan defense in
its first real challenge since the
Red Wing exhibition.
Given Aide Post
J. T. White. former Michigan
grid star and a part-time aide to
line mentor Jack Blott on the 1948
football coaching staff, was named
a full-time coaching assistant, it
was announced yesterday.
Athletic Director H. O. "Fritz"
Crisler, who made the announce-
ment, said that the former Michi-
gan center would coach jayvee
basketball this winter, and would
receive his football coaching at
White started his collegiate grid
career at Ohio State, earning let-
ters at center and end in 1941 and
After serving a hitch in the ma-
rines, he joined brother Paul at
Michigan in 1946, where he gained
the offensive pivot post.
He won a varsity letter that year
and another while playing on the
1947 Rose Bowl winners.
The Scimitar Club, unofficial
fencing representative of the Uni-
versity of Michigan, will attempt
to further its claim to fame as one
of the finest duelling aggregations
in the state when it meets High-
land Park Junior College, 2 p.m.
Saturday at the I-M Building.
Although Scimitar defeated J. C.
last year by a decisive 7-2 score,
the visitgrs are coming to Ann
Arbor with a rejuvenated squad
and a lust for revenge.
The spectators are in for some
fancy duelling when Michigan's
Ed Micllef, Pete Young, and Norm
Barnett wield their sabres. Art
Wright will participate in the epee
event, and Andy Turner will meet
the foe on the foil strip.
After winning the "State Three
Weapon Championship" two weeks
ago, the Scimitars will attempt to
gain more laurels Sunday-against
the area's top outfits in the "State
Three Man Epee Competition"
which is being held in Detroit.
J. T. WHITE
. new '' mentor
Olson Joins Morrill, Roberts
On Maize and Blue Injury List
By ROG GOELZ
With one game already success-
fully behind them, Coach Ernie
McCoy's cagers are looking
towards the remainder of their
pre-Big Nine schedule in high
The 66-33 conquest of the
Spartans from Michigan State,
one of the four teams to stop last
year's Conference champions, has
raised Michigan's hopes and has
served to get the boys ready for
Saturday's invasion by a strong
University of Toledo quintet.
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THE ROCKETS won 21 of their
26 games last year, and loom as
being even better this year with a
strong, reserve-bolstered squad.
The Wolverines have devoted
this week's practice sessions to
developing a smooth ball-han-
dling technique, and have been
nursing the injuries sustained
by three Michigan players, Bill
Roberts, Hal Morrill, and Bob
Roberts, starting center on the
Wolverine quintet, injured his
BIG NINE LA WS:
Conference Rules Stress
Eligibility, Season Length
(Phis is the third in a series of
articles concerning the Western Con-
By PRES HOLMES
The Western Conference was
formed primarily for the purpose
of the regulation and control of
It is not strange, therefore, that
the first reguelation passed, which
was in 1897. reqluired a year's rei
dence after changing institutions.
The next attempt at rule-
making was in 1906. In March a
meeting was held, which is
commonly referred to as the
"Angell Conference," since it
was called by President J. A. An-
gell of Michigan.
This conference adopted offi-
cially the following regulations:
(1) One year residence neces-
sary for eligibility, with the addi-
tion of meeting entrance require-
(2) Only three years of compe-
(3) Football season limited to
SEYMOUR SONKIN, Night Editor
(4) No training table or training
The one year residence rule was
suspended during the last war to
allow freshmen to play, but is now
back in effect. The ruling about
three years of competition has
been handled similarly.
In 1907 the limit 'wasraised to
seven football games a season,
eight in 1933, and in 1940 nine
were allowed. Six of these had
to be Conference contests and
at least two of them at eacht
The fourth ruling is one which
seems rather startling. "No train-
ing table or training quarters per-
mitted." This rule was in effect
from 1906 until May 21, 1938.
Not until then did the Conference
officially vote to re-establish the
training table for football play-
The present set of rules govern-
ing the Conference is that of the
North Central Association of Col-
leges, which was adopted in De-
cember 1928. These rules paral-
leled regulations long enforced by
The machinery was now com-
plete, and only minor changes
have been necessary in the last
(Tomorrow: The board.)
knee in practice and is listed as a
doubtful starter against Toledo.
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OLSON AND MORRILL are re-
covering from ankle and leg in-
juries, respectively. Morrill, start-
ing in place of Pete Elliott while
the, latter regains his form after
a late start following the football
season, is expected to be ready
for the clash with the Rockets.
Olson suffered an ankle in-
jury during yesterday's practice,
and Trainer Jim Hunt was un-
able to state whether the Wol-
verine forward would be in
shape for either Saturday's con-
test or the Monday engagement
against the Pittsburgh quintet.
Toledo, on the other hand, is
expected to start a powerful, ex-
perienced squad which includes
four starters from last year's
FORWARD CHARLIE Harmon,
who scored 226 points for the
Rockets last year and paced the
All members of the light-
weight football team who were
photographed in the squad pic-
ture are invited to attend a
party in the 'M' Club Room,
Yost Field House, Friday at
7:30 p.m. Bring your dates.
team in its 58-52 loss to Michigan,
is the "man to watch" on this
year's squad, which already has
three games under its belt.
To support Harmon, Coach
Jerry Bush will rely on guards
George Bush and John Karth-
oil, forwards Dal Zuber and
Carlo Muzi, and big Len Rhodes
Between them, these six cagers
dumped in a total df 1270 points
during the 26-game stretch.
The Rockets finished 21st in
the nation defensively, allowing
their opponents 1169 markers. To-
ledo tallied 1542 points over the
Edging out Lambda Chi Alpha
by 2-1, Sigma Phi Epsilon dug
itself a birth in the finals of the
first place volleyball playoffs. The
battling Beta theta Pis downed
the Sigma Alpha Epsilon by 2-1
and will face the Sig Eps Dec. 14
at 8:00 in the final contest.
In the tussle for the second place
Alpha Phi Alpha took a 2-1 vi-
tory over Phi Kappa Psi. The op-
posing Theta Chis squeezed out
a 2-1 win over Alpha Sigma Phi
and will meet the Alpha Phis Dec.
Third place honors will be
decided when Kappa Sigma
clashes with Delta Kappa Ep-
silon. Phi Kappa Sigma
handed Kappa Sigma a default
while the Dekes beat Psi Up-
Chi Phi will meet Theta Xi due
to the Chi Phi victory over Trigon
(2-1) and the defeat of Kappa Nu
by Theta Xi (2-0) in the fourth
The Michigan Daily will carry
complete results of all the In-
trumural Sports available in
the Sunday Sports Supplement.
New Year's Eve will come a lit-
tle early for swimming fans this
The big day for followers of the
acquatic sport will be this Sat-
urday when the annual Swim Gala
will be presented at the I-M pool.
THAT TOUCH of nostalgia will
be there as it rightly should be on
such an occasion, for Wolverine
followers will be getting their
final look at the 1948 National
Championship squad assembled in
the same pool.
Two men have been lost from
that squad, Capt. Harry Holi-
day and diver Gil Evans, but
other men will be vying, for
Michigan AAU championships
Holiday, the gigantic backstroke
ace who must be ranked as one
of Michigan's all-time swimming
greats, has entered the 50-yard
backstroke and 75-yard individual
medley relay events while Evans
is entered in the 3-meter diving.
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THE NEW YEAR in swimming
will offer plenty of new faces with
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - Michigan State
has an even chance to gain West-
ern Conference membership this
weekend but it all may depend up-,
on the parliamentary approach of
the subject at the league's win-
If the faculty representa-
tives, league policy - making
group, ask directly for a vote on
Michigan State's admittance,
the ambitious East Lansing,
Mich., institution may be voted
in-by something like a 5 to 4.
But IF they decide to vote on
whether the Big Nine should be
expanded to its original Big Ten
size (before hapless Chicago
dropped out), Michigan State may
get the brush-off again.
It's a thin line of distinction,
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but the question on expansion
would give some uncertain
members a chance to approve
the status quo without, they
believe, offending Michigan
Last year, President John Han-
nah carried Michigan State's
membership campaign directly
before athletic group. At that
time the Spartan school's bid
was tabled. Since then, Dr. Han-
nah reportedly has enlisted the aid
of some Big Nine presidents.
An Adventure in
those of backstrokers Bernie
Kahn, Tom Smith. Jack Arbuckle
and Jack Barnes and divers
George Eyster, Frank Keller and
Jim Hartman drawing a major
share of interest.
It is from these men that
Coach Matt Mann must draw
replacements for Holiday and
Evans if the Wolverines hope to
repeat last year's successful sea-
There will be lovely ladies too-
74 of them-and plenty of hilarity
provided by a comedy diving act,
besides 14 boys under 12 who will
compete in a special freestyle
event which also manages to show
the fans some fine swimming on
the part of the nation's future
Preliminaries will begin at 2:30
p.m. Saturday while the big blow-
off will begin at 8 p.m. Admission
will be free in the afternoon while
there will be a charge of 50 cents
for students and $1.00 for the gen-
eral public in the evening finals.
Tickets are now on sale at the
MSC's Entry into Conference
Depends on How It's Proposed
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