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M'Icemen Clash

ith Nort Dakota Six


with Bud Weidenthal
Associate Sports Editor
The baby of the Big Ten, Michigan State's Spartans provided
Western Conference coaches and their respective supporters with a
rafher rude awakening this past Saturday eve on the occasion of
the 27th annual State relays at massive Jenison Field House . . .
The Spartans, who won't be on hand in Champaign for the
Conference set-to come March 4-5 because they are not yet officially
members of the league, completely dominated the affair and ran
their opposition into the cinder paths . . .
Most of the topflight trackmen of the Big Ten were on
hand, but this didn't seem to bother the State boys . . . they
won nine of the fifteen events and were only shut out in one,
an amazing demonstration of strength.'
Seasoned observers expressed little doubt that the speedy Spar-
tans could win the forthcoming Conference meet hands down. Their
prowess in the hurdles and middle distances is astounding.
They have two of the nation's top hurdlers in Fred Johsnon and
Horace Smith and a third, Paige Christenson who's almost as good ...
and in the middle distances Jack Dianetti and Bill Mack are as good
as any in this part of the country.
And they have more, many more in all events both track
and field with the possible exception of the shot . . . depth as
well as individual standouts is the key to State's supremacy .. .
from our perch in the press box they looked like a good bet for
the national championship ... they've got what it takes.
While Michiganders are currently looking to Lansing for track
and field supremacy, Don Canham, the new Michigan mentor is qui-
etly building an aggregation that could well rival the great Wolverine
squads of the early forties. Although no Ufers, Breidenbachs or Humes
yet appear to be developing on the Yost Field House cinders, a line
group of freshmen and sophomores make Michigan track prospects
look mighty bright.
Among them is Art Henri, a fine all-around athlete who special-
izes in the sprints and the high jump. He's the first real sprint pros-
pect the Wolverines have had since the war. Another good looking boy,
is Eck Koutenan who placed first last summer in the Olympic trials
and was one of the two Michigan trackmen to represent the United
States in London.
Filling a big gap in the hurdles department (one that has
long been a source of embarrassment to Michigan track en-
thusiasts) are sophomores Jim Mitchell and Don hoover. Both
boys are carning along rapidly.
Around this nucleus and some outstanding freshmen, Canham is
building a team that may prove a real challenge to Spartan suprem-
acy when they take the long jump into Western Conference com-
petition next year.
There has been a good bit of disapproval voiced in and around
Ann Arbor recently concerning the proposed addition to the Michigan
stadium. It appears that much of the University's athletic plant is so
badly in need of repair and expansion that the vast expenditure in-
volved in enlarging the bowl (already the largest college football stad-
ium in the country) should be well down the list in importance.
It has been pointed out that facilities for hockey, swinuning
and basketball are at present inadequate both for spectators and
participants while our gridiron is among the nation's best.
On the surface the plan for the stadium would seem short sighted
under the circumstances, especially to those old enough to remember
the thousands of empty seats which graced many of the Maize and'
Blue encounters of the thirties.

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Last fall Michi'an's football
team was paced by two men who
probably wouldn't have had the
chance to play regularly if theyr
hadn't gotten a couple of break.;.
When All-American Dump El-
liott was declared ineligible andI
Gene Derricotte was injured in'
the first game of the season, soph-
omores Leo Koceski and ChuckI
Ortmann were thrown in to try to
fill the gap. They did more tlhan
an adequate job of "filling-in."
THE WOLVERINE cage squad
was suddenly faced with the same
situation when Captain Bill Rob-1
erts, who had centered on the
team for three years, was forcedt a
drop basketball because of a seri-
ous knee injury.
Again the lot has fallen to a
sophomore, this one six-foot-
five Leo VanderKuy, to try to
fill the shoes of his suddenly
eliminated predecessor.
Leo realizes that a tremendous
weight has been shifted onto his
shoulders. "But," he said, l okin
fora piece of wood to knock on.,
"we've managed to do all right so
far," and they have!
MICHIGAN hasn't lost a game
that Leo has started, which in-
cludes Pittsburgh and Colorado as
well as OSU, Michigan State, aid
His defensive work, reboud -
ing in particular, is already
good, and as soon as he sharp-C
ens up his shooting eye he
ought to spearhead the Wolver_
ine attack.
The lanky Dutch lad's best iigdt
this year was against the Wild-
cats at Evanston when he dumped
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan{
will be honored tonight by the
local chapter of his fraternity,
Alpha Sigma Phi, at a banquetj
to be held at the University
Club of Detroit.
Attending will be many Iam-
onus alums of M-ichiganu and or
Alpha Sig including Edward J.
Jeffries, ex-mayor of Detroit,
Dr. William R. Flora who play-
ed end on the '24-'25 and '26
teams and Arthur B. M(Wood
former basketball star for the
maize and blue.

Secking revenge for two earlier
drubbing s.a constantly improving
North Dakota hockey squad in-
vades the Coliseum tonight for
the first of a two game series with
the Wolverines.
The game will begin at 8 p.m.
<EVE 'FU OIGH Michigan
blasted the Nodaks twice over the
Christmas holidays, 8-1 and 11-4.
coach Vie Heyliger stated that
'we'll have to be at our best to
beat them."
Wh ile(the North Dakota record
It s a big job trying to fill the
shoes of Herb Barten and Chuck
Fonville .t
But Coach Don Canham has
about a doyen sophomores wear-j
il: nni/candhitble ue ' 1olie first
t in tolinori'ow ighl t ho should
not only conc through in the
point scoring department, but also
I provide enough action and thrills
to satisfy local track fans.
standing men running tieir first'
year of varsity track is Art hlenrie.
Coach Canhan has him entered,
in the 60 yard dash, the broadl
jump. and the high jump.
If this doesn't keep him busyl
enough, he probably will run a
leg, of the mile relay.
In the hurdles, Jim Mitchell is
entered in both the highs and
lows and Don Hoover will compete
alongside of him in the highs.
These two sophomores have looked
very good in workouts this year,
and should come through for

of seven victories in 16 games is1
far frcm impressive, most of their
losses came at the beginning of
the season. 'lhey have won six of'
their last nine contests, including
two victories over Minnesota and
MICHIGAN, too. seems to be
on the upswing for after two lus-
terless performances a g ainst
Michigan Tech, the Wolverines
got going a!ainst McMaster last
Saturday and poouni out a 14-1
North Dakota. which was one of
the two teams to beat Michigan's
National Champions last year,
beasts a veteran squad which may
spell plenty of t.rouble for the'
will probably start Ginny Christ- I
ian, the team's leading scorer, at
(enter, flanked by Bob Grina
and George Dickinson. Two hus-
kies. John Noah and Cal Marvin
will be at defense withi captain
Bob Murray in goal.
He has another explosive offen-
sive combination in the persons of
,Jim Medvect 'ed \Wilsoni and Bob

for two successive meets Matt
Mann's breastrokers will yield
their places to the free style con-
tingent for Saturday's meeting
with Michigan State's powerful
aquatic squad.
The Spartans will bring two of
the nation's top free stylists to
Ann Arbor in the persons of
GeorgeHoogerhyde and Don Pa-
ton to do battle with Dick Wein-
berg, Matt Mann III and comp-
HOOGERHYDE, a member of
the Olympic team, received All-
American mention in four events
last year being named in the 100,
220, and 440-yd. free styles and
as a member of MSC's NCAA
championship 400-yd. relay team.
He also holds the NCAA fresh-
man record for the 1500-meters.
Somewhat erratic, Hooger-
hyde hasn't fared too well this
year but he can make things
hot far Matty Mann in the 220
if he is right Saturday night.
Mann has been coming along
very well this season and his
2:10.1 timing in his losing battle
with Joe Verdeur Saturday night
was more than a full second bet-
ter than his previous best.
GUS STAGER. Mann's partner
in time last season, has been slow

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well enough to tie the MsC var-
sity record for the 50.
With Weinberg turning in
times almost identical with Pa-
ton's this season the 50 is al-
most sure to be the closest race
of the evening.
Wolverine Johnny McCarthy
will come in for a lot of attention
too if Coach Mann decides to send
him into action in the 440-yd.
has looked good in previous
meets this year and if he can1

points for Michigan in their de-
fense of the Western Conference
Neither Roger Miller or Dave
Honfman has been overly impres-
sive as regular starters in the 440
for State but Hoffman came up
with a 5:00.7 stint last Monday,
the best time the Spartans have
recole( this year. and could be
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rounding into shape but he was
- 1I'*i down around the 2:15 mark
.,a*' 6t against LaSalle and his showing,
in the 220 will be watched with
_ y considerable interest what with
the Big Nine meet only three
weeks off.
JOIlN BAtlBOUR: Night Editor I Spartan catch Charley
McCa ffree sticks to his usual
- lineup lloogerhyde will also
Krumholz and can count on Joe compete in the 100-yd. dash
Silovich and Dune McKinnon for against Weinberg and Bill Ko-
relief work at the two defense gen.
posts. However Weinberg will be more
concerned with the 50-,yd. event
'THE WOLVERINES, looking where he will come up against
for third victory in a row, will also Paton his two-time conqueror
present a veteran packed squad last year.
and although favored will have to
guard against an upset such as PATON GOT OFF to a bad
happened last year. start due to a two week seige of



in 16


points for the Maize and

Ilue, but aside from thati he
hasn't been potent on offense.
DESPITE ALL the plaudits that
have been thrown his way as a
basketball star, Leo's first love is
He was a member of the
freshman golf squad last year
and hopes to swing the clubs
again this. spring for the .WoIl-
verines. "There's more in golf
than basketball," he claimed.
Leo comes by his athletic talents
quite naturally. His six-foot-
three father was a stellar soccer
goalie, and before coming to the
United States just after the first
world war he was voted the out-
standing amateur soccer player
in the Netherlands.
The background and experience
Leo has had equip him with what
it takes to handle the center spot.
Perhaps he will affect Michigan's
cagers the way Ortmann and Ko-
ceski did the football team, and
lead the Wolverines to their see-
ond straight basketball crown.

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'M' side of the score board.
LOOK()I~NG KlI 'the distanice
events, we fin( BruceVre land
!n 1( Jini Stoliker entered in theOf urNl,1
Stw) mile, with Shel Capp partici-U
gating in the ilo
Vreeland is new to Michiganf
Itrack fans as is Capp, who areo
both running in their first varsity
dual meet.
Stoliker is a returning letter- DE PA RT MENT
man who has been absent from
competition while serving in the
i 8ared forces. Exper! cusotm fraining . French Lined
THE 88IS monopolized with Mat s.. Hand-Carved . mes a specialty.
new faces with the entry list read-
ing: Garth Kirkendall, John Lind- You 'fv41 be 1leaSed wiii our exclnsive
quist and Ron Soble. Both Lind- p"', , oui" dlomas and
(Ioist and Kirkendall are wearing
the maize and blue for the first c'ci Iiju 'rs.
time. Soble, like Stoliker, has just
returned from duty in the service
in time to dust off his 'M" sweat- I .,
er and step into a track uniform
The shot put will see harry p
Allis and Ozzie Clark taking off
'their, football uniforms to take a 330 MAYNARD STREET
crack at the 16 pound weight and
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terman and Tom Elmblad will

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take their first ,jumps as varsity
With these sophomores and
lettermen who have returned from
the service competing with Bob
Thomason, Justin Williams, Pete
Dendrinos, Bob Sergeson, Tom
kDolan, Ed Ulvestad, Clay Holland,
and the nest of the varsity stars,
track fans should be guaranteed
an evening of good races and ex-
citing finishes.

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