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TlE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Fatadians Out to Break
Wolverine Six at Full. Strength in DefeSe.
Of Thompson Trophy, North American Title
By B. S. BROWN
Michigan's hockey squad will invade Chicago tonight to meet the
niversity of Toronto sextet in a charity game at Chicago Stadium.
An estimated 18,000 onlookers will be on hand to get a 1oop, at
wo of the finest college hockey teams in America.
The game will be the Wolverines first of the year against college
ompetition and the Maize and Blue will have a lot at stake.
Most important will be the William Thompson Memorial Trophy
hich is annually awarded to the t
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Christmas Time Trials Open
Indoor Track Year Tonight
inner of the charity
he Wolverines won the
ast year by virtue of their
tmph over the Canadians.
IEN THERE is a streak which
c Heyliger's lads have been
iling up since February, 1947.
hen the Hettche Spitfires nosed
ut the Wolverines, 6-5, at that
ime, it marked the last away af-
air that Michigan lost.
In addition; there is the 11
game skein which the Wolver-
ines have gone through without
a loss. Minnesota's Gophers de-
feated the Wolverines February
14, 1948, in overtime, 5-4. Michi-
gan went on undefeated the rest
of the season, winning seven
games and chalking up two more
wins in the NCAA tournament
'at Colorado Springs.
In the two games thus far this
eason, Michigan has run up iden-
ical scores, both ties, both 2-2,
gainst the Toledo Mercurys, AHA
itlists, and the Windsor Spitfires.
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AND THEN there's the little
atter of revenge. In the 12 games
layed between the two schools,
Michigan can boast only one win
nd one tie, both picked up last
Finally, Michigan is putting
its mythical North American
crown on the line for Toronto to
snatch at. Last year, Toronto
won the Canadian Intercollegi-
ate hockey title, while the Wol-
verines copped the NCAA crown.
On the basis of the two early
season games, the Wolverines
were given the nod when the
international honors were meted
For the contest 'tonight, coach
Heyliger will have a team that is
at full strength. The first line of
Gordie McMillan, Wally Gacek
and Capt. Al Renfrew, which net-
ted both tallies against the Spit-
fires last week, will start along
with the defensive duo of Connie
Hill and Bob Fleming.
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JACK McDONALD, who played
a tremendous game against the
Spitfires last week, will be in goal.
The second line will be made
up of Wally Grant, Neil Celley
and Gil Burford. Where the first
line stresses power, this second
line line varies the attack by
Heyliger's third line is a combi-
nation of the two, and is the most
aggressive of the three forward
combinations. Len Brumm and
Sam Stedman will be at the wings,
with Al Bassey at center.
ROSS SMITH and Dick Starrak,
who along with Hill, rate as Michi-
gan's "bad boys" of the penalty
box, will alternate with the start-
ing defensive duo.
Cecil Turcott, who has given
the Wolverines their chief head-
ache in the last three meetings
between the two teams, will
start at center for the Toronto
Dan McDougald and Wilf Digby
will start on defense, and will be
bolstered by Bob LaRose and Paul
Kavanagh. Bill Prince will be in
the crease for the Canadians.
The two teams will return to
Ann Arbor Friday to complete the
two game series. Tickets are now
on sale at the Athletic Adminis-
MERLE LEVIN, Night Editor
FOLLOWING the second game
with Toronto, Michigan will move
west for games at Colorado
Springs Albuquerque, Berkeley
and Los Angeles.
The Wolverines make their next
home appearance January 7 and
8 against Queens University of
Gymnastics Coach Newt Loken
wound up his pre-Christmas
practice sessions with an inform-
al intrasquad meet yesterday.
With several men missing be-
cause of sickness or injuries, the
contest lacked the usual compe-
titive stimulation, but a few not-
able performances were turned
'Old Faithful' Capt. Dick
Fashbaugh stood out among
the mediocrity with his regular
excellence. His handstand in
the backward swing on the fly-
ing rings showed perfect tim-
ing and form.
Bob Willoughby displayed a
new addition to his routine on
the high bar when he'executed a
cross-handed giant swing. Bob
made a rare recovery on the fly-
ing rings, losing a ring and
catching it again on the back
Edsel Buchanan again took the
trampoline event without much
trouble. Bob Schoendube, last
year's tramp champ, can't seem
to recover his form and will have
to push to overtake his younger
Hard-working Bob Check-
ley is aiming for a top position
in the side horse event. If he
continues improving as he has
so far, the spot will be his.
The poor showing made yester-
day can be partly attributed to an
extremely hard workout Tuesday.
Most of the men showed up for
the meet with sore muscles and
Considering the conditions un-
der which the meet was held,
Coach Loken wasn't too disap-
pointed. He expects the team to
improve and be a definite con-
tender for the conference title.
Students and local fans got a
brief introduction to some of
the gymnasts Monday night
between halves of the basket-
ball game when Loken's boys
ptt on a trampoline demon-
Besides the regular routines
used in meets, they presented
some coordinated exercises fea-
turing two men working on the
tramp at once.
By PRES HOLMES
Michigan's defending Confer-
ence basketball champions entrain
this morning for a swing out west,
to play four games in just seven
They will place on the block an
undefeated record so far this sea-
son against three non-Conference
opponents. Despite the fact that
Coach Ernie McCoy's squad has
been riddled with injuries he has
managed to assemble the right
combination for victory every time
THE WOLVERINES will meet
the University of Colorado at Den-
ver tomorrow night in the first of
the four game venture. Next Mon-
day they will face Stanford in
half of a double header with Yale
and Santa Clara as the other two
The following night in the
same San Francisco stadium,
the Cow Palace, Michigan will
swap opponents with Yale and
will tangle with the Santa Clara
quintet. To round out the week's
activities the Wolverines back-
track to Ft. Collins, Coo., to
meet Colorado A. & M. on De-
After breaking up for Christmas,
the teame will again assemble in
Ann Arbor December 27th to get
in shape for a return engagement
at Toledo on New Year's Day.
COACH McCOY plans to take a
fourteen-man squad with him on
this trip. Captain Bill Roberts' in-
jury is rapidly improving and ie
will head the list.
Mack Suprunowicz, Boyd Me-
Caslin, Bob Olson, and Les Popp
are the forwards who will go;
Leo VanderKuy, Dick Rifen-
burg, and Irv Wisniewski the
centers; and Bob Harrison, Bill
Mikulich, Pete Elliott, Hal Mor-
rill, Bill Doyle, and Chuck Mur-
ray the guards.
The Colorado contest doesn't
seem to offer much of a test to the
veteran Maize and Blue cagers.
The Buff team which opens its
season against the Wolverines, had
a seven-won, 14-lost record last
year as they tied for the Big Seven
BUT COLORADO has all except
two of last year's squad back, and
several of the men have shown
considerable improvement in pre-
Kendall Hills, a 6'3" junior,
has been outstanding on defense
especially in the rebounding de-
partment, even though he is a
forward. He was second high
scorer in the conference tourna-
ment last year with 37 points,
three less than the pace-setter,
which attests for his offensive
Another junior, 6'5" tall Bob
Rolander, works at forward with
Hills. He was the squad's leading
scorer last season with 195 points.
PRECEDING DOWN the list of
Colorado cagers it becomes quite
evident that they are loaded in the
height department. The two Buff
centers, Rod Bell and Carl Bese-
Next on List
Matt Mann has followed the
birds south but his less fortunate
proteges are still paddling up and
down the I-M pool as if the boss
himself were there.
However, one look indicates
that they are not worried in the
slightest by the adage of "all
work and no play makes Jack a
dull boy" because they too will
be heading for the sunny south
land when the end of the week
FOR AGAIN it's time for the
Wolverines to pack up their
trunks and head for Florida.
The annualb trip serves at
least two important purposes.
Not only does it give the boys a
fine vacation but, it also keeps
them thinking, in fact eating,
sleeping and living, Mann's fa-
In addition outstanding swim-
mers fromvall over the country
will be down there doing their
stuff and the Wolverines will get
a chance to glimpse the kind of
talent that will be causing trouble
come the NCAA Championships
in the middle of the spring.
THIS WHOLE scheme of mi-
-ration of outstanding swim-
mers brings a select group to-
gether and makes it possible for
the men to become acquainted in
an atmosphere not quite so com-
petitive as is found in Big Nine
and NCAA competition.
Last year the team got a vi-
carious taste of the Rose Bowl
-they had the weather and aE
radio--when the Michigan al-
umni in the area threw a lis-
tening party with all the trim-
No Rose Bowl this year but
there will be plenty of activity to
keep the team busy and happy.
Navy 58 West Virginia 56
Pennsylvania 67 Muhlenberg 61
Georgetown 49 Penn State 41
Indoor track swings into high
gear tonight with the running of
the annual Christmas time trials
at Yost Field House, beginning at
The Christmas trials are the
first real indication of the team's
abilities. The entire squad, in-
cluding the freshmen, will be
given an opportunity to compete.
The schedule includes all the
events of a regulation indoor
track meet, in addition to a few
odd distance races, such as the
660-yard run and the 3-4 mile.
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SINCE THE inauguration 15
years ago the Christmas trials
have been run the Thursday be-
fore vacation, and they are a val-
uable index for a runner to judge
just how hard he should be work-
ing at this stage of the long track
t For instance, if a shot putter
wants to aim at Charlie Fon-
ville's world record of 58 feet,
one-fourth inch, he knows that
he should be throwing the shot
around 52 feet by Christmas.
In past years the squad was
split into two teams, pitting the
freshmen and sophomores against
the juniors and seniors. But this
year, because most of the squad
are sophomores, thesdual meet
idea is being set aside, and the
men will compete on an individual
AMONG THE newcomers to this
year's varsity are sophomores Jim
Mitchell, co-holder of the fresh-
man high hurdle record; Art Hen-
rie, who is outstanding at any-
thing from the 60-yard dash to
the quarter mile; and Eck Kout-
onen, who represented the United
States in last summer's Olympic
Games, competing in the hop, step
A few returning members of
the 1948 team are pole vaulter
Ed Ulvestad, high jumper Tom
Dolan, and distance men herb
Barten and Bob Thomason.
Coach Don Canham has selected
two speedy quartets of 440 men
to run in the mile relay, the con-
cluding event on the program.
This race should give Canham a
good idea of the make-up of his
varsity relay team.
The first meet of the indoor
season is the Michigan AAU meet,
January 28. But several Eastern
meets, such as the Milrose Games
Coach Cliff Keen announced
yesterday that the post of as-
sistant wrestling coach has
been filled by Burl Selden.
Selden, who assisted Coach
Keen with 150-pound football
this fall, is an alumnus of the
University of Nebraska where
he wrestled in 1945 and 1946.
in Madison Square Garden, and
the Washington Post meet, are
coming up next month, and to-
night's time trials will help decide
who, if anybody, will go to these
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AND THE (41 CROWI) ROARTElD-Alf-Anmerica gridder Dick Rifeln-
burg (19) goes up il the air for a shot against ITpledo. The con-
vertetd football ace who has become the darling of the basketball
fans missed the shot but took the rebound and got his basket.
Boyd McCaslin (28) and two Toledoans, George Lindeman (29)
and George Bush (25) watch Rocket center Col Christensen
'attempt to block the shot. Michigan won the game, 51-40.
mann, stand 6'10" and 6'5" respec-
The top guard prospects are
Bill Ley, six feet tall and the
only letterman defender, and
Wayne Tucker, 6'2" sophomore.
The Buffs are young and lack
the speed to match a swift-break-
ing attack, but they cannot be
counted out of tomorrow's tussle.
STANFORD'S QUINTET prom-
ises the stiffest competition for
the smooth-rinning squad from
Michigan. Captain Steve Steph-
enson led his team in scoring last
year as he dumped in a total of 242
Bill Rose and George Yardley
operate at the forward positions,
and this trio promises plenty of
trouble.aNone of them is under
Dave Davidson and Bob Lewis
hold down the guard slots. They
also stand up well, towering 6'3"
and 64" respectively.
Coach McCoy will get a preview
of the style of coaching he is liable
to run into when he meets Minne-
sota later this season. The Indians'
mentor, Everett Dean, coached
Ozzie Cowles, now the Gopher tu-
tor, when Ozzie was playing the
game instead of directing it.
figures to be a tough struggle too.
They have been impressive in all
their contests so far this season
with center Paul Holmes and
guard Tom Guerin the sparkplugs
of the Bronco's squad.
Colorado A. & M., paced by
highscoring Don Dobler, will be
the last stop on the Maize and
Blue's western jaunt. After this
contest the Wolverines get a
four-day recess for Christmas.
Assembling again in Ann Arbor
the Monday after Christmas,
Michigan will hold two-a-day
practice sessions. On January 1,
the squad will journey down to
Toledo to take another crack at
the Rockets. The Wolverines
dumped them once this season,
These warm up contests will get
the Wolverines in shape for the
Conference season which opens for
Michigan at Minnesota on Janu-
ary 8th. But as Coach McCoy
said, "Let's not talk about that."
. . . that the
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home in 1907, shortly af-
ter the advent of college
unionism in this country
in the former Judge Cool-
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I-M FINAL SCORES
In resident hall final conpe-
tition last night, Winchell
House captured two crowns by
beating Cooley House, 38-28,
for the swimming title and
Wenley House, 2-1, for the
water polo championship.
the site of the present
building .. . and that the
four blocks of cut stone
imbedded in the front en-
trance to the Union are
from the Cooley home.
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Shapely Shirts........... 2.95 to 4.95
Beau Brummell Ties ......1.00 to 2.50
Gates Gloves ...............3.25 up
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and so is the
1949 Mi chiganensian