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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1949

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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'M' Pucksters Aim to Equal
Mark of Past Two Seasons

By BOB VOKAC
Michigan's hockey offense has
rapidly become famous for vault-
ing the Wolverines into the covet-
ed "Twenty Club" membership
during the last two years.
Coach Vic Heyliger's charges
have neatly copped twenty games
in each of the last two seasons
while dropping only four and tie-
ing four in the double-year period.
THE FAMED "G-Whiz Kids" of
two years ago, Ted Greer, Wally
Grant and Wally Gacek, were
largely responsible for Michigan's
twenty wins and their first Na-
tional hockey title.
Last year, Al Renfrew, Gor-
die McMillan and Wally Gacek
led the high flying offense that
brought home the second string
of twenty games in as many
years plus a third place in the
Nationals.
A pre-season glimpse of this
year's puck squad promises every
« bit of the offensive punch that
has witnessed Michigan hockey
power during the last two seasons.
RETURNING INTACT to Hey-
liger's fold is his entire second line
of last year's Conference Cham-
pions. Pegged to be the center of
this year's attack will be the bril-
liant forward line of Wally Grant,
Neil Celley and Gil Burford.
Although slightly outdone by
a somewhat more erperienced
forward line last year, this trio
amassed 135 points while the
veteran forwards piled up 142
markers.
In any event, however, this new
package of offense power is rated
as one of collegiate hockey's fast-
est forward lines. Individually, the
first line's past performances
promise Heyliger every chance to
repeat this entry into the "Twen-
ty Club."
* * *
BURFORD WAS the second
highest scorer last year with 56
points, edged only by McMillan
with 61. McMillan finished com-
petition last session by winning
the individual scoring award of the
Wolverines for the fourth consecu-
tive year with an aggregate of 211
points.
Celley's brilliant play pro-
duced 44 points, which included
three hat tricks-two of them
being four goals. His 28 goal
total was the highest on last
year's squad.
Grant, captain this season and
the only senior of this year's dy-
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SPORTS
JOHN BARBOUR, Night Editor
Pro Golf Hits
Winter Circuit
MIAMI-(R)-Some 170 of the
nation's leading golfers launch
the Winter play-for-pay circuit
here Dec. 8 in Miami's 26th an-
nual $10,000 International Open
tournament.
Several of the leading contend-
ers-including defending cham-
pion amateur Frank Stranahan-
already have arrived for the four-
day, 72-hole event.

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trio, is a tireless back-

checker and an eypert at killing
penalties. Wally picked up 46
points during play last season.
* * *
THE WOLVERINE second line
of forwards is a group of promis-
ing but inexperienced sophomores
who have shown some pretty good
passing and stick-handling abil-
ity.
Of this threesome, Bob Heath-
cott is a 19 year old from Cal-
gary, Aberta, while Ron Roberts
and Paul Pelow are both 21 and
hail from Toronto.
Returning lattermen Al Bassey,
Lenny Brumm, and Joe Marme
.ill form the third line according
to Coach Heyliger's present plans.
MANAGING to obtain valuable
experience in some of the roughest
games of last season's campaign,
this third line should provide the
necessary reserves to bolster Hey-
liger's brand of power hockey.
Marme showed plenty of
promise when he replaced the

SMU Last
Challenger
For Irish
DALLAS - (M) - Mighty Notre
Dame, already hailed as national
collegiate football champion, rolls
against Southern Methodist to-
day in the windup of four of its
greatest years at 3 p.m. E.S.T.
The fighting Irish haven't lost
a game since Dec. 1, 1945, when
they fell before Great Lakes 39-7.
In between have been two ties, 0-0
with Army in 1946 and 14-14
with Southern California last
season.
* * *
NOTRE DAME is a tremendous
favorite not only to beat Southern
Methodist today and wind up an
undefeated, untied season but to
thoroughly crush a Methodist
team that has sagged in the mid-
dle and on the sides in the past
mo4h.
SMU plays its final game of
the season with a flock of regu-
lars on the sidelines including
All-America Doak Walker. It's
a dismal end to a colorful career
for Walker. He had looked for-
ward to playing against the
greatest team in college football
as he made his exit.
But the Doaker won't even be
in uniform as his mates face what
appears to be a hopeless task. A
leg injury has not responded to
treatment and Coach Matty Bell
said definitely that Walker
wouldn't get into the game in any
capacity-not even to kick extra
points, if Southern Methodist
manages to score.
MOST CRITICS and fans think
the Methodists will score on Notre
Dame. For what SMU lacks in
defense it has in offense-a flock
of great forward passers and one
of the hardest running backs in
football in big Kyle Rote. And if
there is a chink in the Irish armor
it's pass defense. At least Notre
Dame has given up some 114
yards in the air per game. In rush-
ing it's only 85.
But while Southern Method-
ist might match the Irish at
throwing the ball, it certainly
has no illusions of meeting the
Notre Dame ground game on an
even basis. Emil (six-yards)
Sitko and Larry Coutre, head
one of the most devastating
running attacks in football.
Southern Methodist, Southwest
Conference Champion the past
two seasons, already has lost
three games and tied one this
year.

By BILL BRENTON
Michigan's Wolverines open
their 1949-50 basketball campaign
against Michigan State tonight at
East Lansing with a pair of novel-
ties.
Coach Ernie McCoy's charges
boast a height advantage for the
first time in several seasons and
from practice indications will play
a faster type of game than has
been seen by the Wolverine op-
ponents in years.
* * *
IN 6 FT. 5 IN. Leo VanderKuy
and 6 ft. 4 in. Don McIntosh and
Hal Morrill, the Michiganders will
have the tallest rebounders on the
floor. The Spartans have only 6I

Fast Wolverines Invade East Lansing

grid-to-cage conversion in a
hurry. This 190-pound sopho-
more has been the most impres-
sive of the newcomers.
Skala will probably get the nod
over McIntosh, refugee from the
1947-48 championship team, since
McCoy needs someone behind
VanderKuy at center until big Irv
Wisniewski, recovering from foot-
ball, is ready.
MAINSTAYS up front will be
Captain Mack Suprunowicz at
forward and the blond Hollander
VanderKuy operating off the
pivot.
Suprunowicz' deadly long
shooting, accurate pivots and
clever drive-ins accounted for
third place on the Conference
scoring lists last season.
In his fourth year as a varsity
performer, "Supey" is certain to
have one of his biggest years in
battling Wisconsin's Don Rehfelt
and Minnesota's "Whitey" Skoog
for the scoring laurels. His fast
start, clever passes and tricky
fakes are a legend to recent Michi-
gan cage fans.

Varsity Gymnasts Beat
Alumni Squad, 66-25

end fame. Hugh Dawson, a con-
verted guard will pair with Rap-
chak, while flashy Jim Snodgrass
and experienced Bob Robbins hold
the guard posts. Carey possesses

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WALLY GRANT
. ..speed on ice
* * *
injured Renfrew in one of the
Minnesota games last spring,
and Bassey, likewise, bolstered
the Wolverine attack that
sagged when Gacek was dis-
abled in the Queens University
tilt. Brumm improved steadily
throughout the season.
The offensive power of last
year's Wolverine puck squad is re-
vealed by the statistics that show
an average of 7.16 goals per game
as compared to 2.68 against.

ERNIE McCOY
... on the bench
* * *
ft. 4 in. Ray Steffen to combat
them.
"When a clear opening pre-
sents itself, we'll go," was the
hint given by head mentor Mc-
Coy yesterday. We lack experi-
enced ball handlers and must
make those openings count was
the indication. The Maize and
Blue five will stay in the conven-
tional controlled ball otherwise,"
he said.
An average height of 6 ft. 2 in.
is boasted by the starting five.
All are good ball handlers, and
three are fast enough to make the
fast break click.
* * *
JIM SKALA, football end from
Chicago, is sure to see plenty of
action at the right forward post.
He can move when he gets under
way, is big (6 ft., 2 in.), a scrap-
per, and possesses every shot in
the scoring books.
Injured early in the football
season, Skala saw action in but
two games and has made the

VANDERKUY'S hook shots
could well be the rail on which the
Wolverines ride to conference
glory this season. Although still
slow in getting started, big Leo has
a both-handed hook which will be
hard to stop.
Hal Morrill andChuck Mur-
ray take on the big job of re-
placing the perrless duo of Pete
Elliott and Bob Harrison at the
guard posts. Morrill's height,
drive-ins and push shot accur-
acy will come to the fore as the
season wears on, while Murray,
although only 5 ft., 11 in., is a
hustler and has speed to burn.
Others certain to see action are
jump-shooting Bob Olson and
sophomore Tom Tierman at for-
wards, steady Bill Doyle at guard
and the rough Wisniewski at cen-
ter. Tierman had a great high
school record and is a potential
scorer, but needs work on defense.
* * *
DICK FRAME, Frank Gutowski,
Al Martin and Les Popp complete
the traveling squad.
The Spartans will throw a
new coach and revamped squad
at the Wolverines, led by high
scorer Bill Rapchak. Al Kircher,
who took over from Ben Van
Alstyne is emphasizing team
speed and quickness to compen-
sate for the lack of height.
Rapchak, holder of the Michi-
gan State all-time scoring mark
with 528 points, leads an all-vet-
eran contingent.
FLINT'S STEFFEN is set for the
center post, but may be spelled by
6 ft., 5 in. Bob Carey of gridiron

MACK SUPRUNOWICZ
... on the boards
* '' * *
a great pair of hands, but has had
difficulty in converting from foot-
ball.
Bob Carey's twin brother, Bill,
is the only sophomore prospect
slated to help Coach Kircher
with the height problem. He
stands 6 ft., 2 in.
The game will be the 56th in the
Spartan-Wolverine cage rivalry
which dates back to 1909. Over the
span of years, Michigan has won
38 games to the Spartans 17.
Game time is 8 p.m.
Late Scores
ORANGE BOWL SCORE
Maryland 13 Miami 0

By MARV EPSTEIN
Michigan's gymnastics varsity
completely out-performed a grad-
uate team 66-25 before a capacity
crowd at the Intramural Sports
Building last night.
In the first annual alumni-var-
sity meet, Coach Newt Loken's.
acrobats exhibited the kind of
stuff that should put them in the
thick of the title race at the West-
ern Conference meet in March.
* * *
LOKEN WAS extremely pleased
with the first competitive perform-
ance of his 1950 gymnastics crew.
This year's squad is much better
than the team that took third in
the Big Nine last season was at
this time, according to Loken.
The major problem will be to
I rid some of the men of their
nervousness due to a lack of ex-
perience in actual competition,
says Loken.
Most surprising exhibition was
turned in by Tom Tillman, newly-
elected head cheerleader and past
captain of the gymnastics squad.
TILLMAN, a senior, tied Con-
ference tumbling champion Pete
Barthell in that event, and took
a third in the trampoline. Tom
also grabbed third in the flying
rings. He is considered by Loken
the most improved performer on
the team this season.
Barthell, who is also Big Nine
parallel bars titleholder, took
that event with 93 points, won

Michigan Natators Prepare
For AAU Swimming Meet

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By GEORGE FLINT
Although actual team competi-
tion is a long way off, Matt Mann's
swimmers have their sights set on
a meet which will afford them a
chance to show their individual
wares-the 15th annual Michi-
gan A.A.U. Swimming Champion-
ships.
The Wolverine mermen don't
have a regular meet scheduled
until January 14, but the A.A.U.
extravaganza December 10th is
made to order for a sizing-up of
their prospects when the real
grind begins.
VARIOUS state college teams
will be represented by their top
swimmers in the meet, and the
better prep stars may also cause
some eyebrow-lifting.
One of the features of the
meet will be an exhibition of
various swimming strokes by
Adolph Kiefer, former world's
backstroke champion and rec-
ord-holder, and his assistants.
Kiefer, who completely revolu-
tionized backstroking form, is
at present running a sporting
goods concern in Chicago.
But he's still in good condi-
tion, and should entertain the
crowd with his flawless stroking.
* * *
THE WOLVERINES will have

one more chance at competition
before the Big Ten season starts.
Several of the swimmers will tra-
vel to Florida at their own ex-
pense during the Christmas holi-
days, where they'll have a chance
to taste some midwinter sunshine
and incidentally participate in a
meet on Christmas day.
It's a certainty that the
Michigan swimmers are going
to need a lot of work before
January 14 rolls around, be-
cause Big Ten competition will
be tough this year.
Although such greats as Wally
Ris, Keith Carter, and Bill Smith
won't return to defend their con-
ference crowns, Iowa, Purdue, and
Ohio State have a number of
point-winners returning.
THESE THREE teams, with
Michigan, are expected to battle
it out for the honors come March
23 and the Big Ten Meet.
Consequently, the Maize and
Blue aren't taking what competi-
tion they do have in Decembr
lightly.
That conference championship
looks mighty good to them and the
time to start aiming for it is now

the side horse with 90 markerg,
and grabbed second in the flying
rings with 78 points, the first
place going to the Alumni's Dick
Fashbaugh, who scored 93.
The only other first which the
Alumni were able to take was in.
the high bar which went to Bob
Willoughby. who. collected. 85
points.
* * *
TWO RARE FEATS were seer,.
by the overflow crowd. Both were
in the trampoline. Ed Buchanan,
the only man in history to hold
the Western Conference, Western
Open, NCAA and National AAU
crown in one year, turned iri a
spectacular back layout with a
triple twist to win the event with
93 points.
Ed is one of the two men in
active college competition cal-
able of performing the stunt.
The other amazing showing was
by second-place Dave Lake who
did a triple sommersault to the
seat to nab 90 points. Lake is the
only man in college circles Who
can do the triple roll. He also was
fifth in tumbling with 83 points.
* * *
BIGGEST HAND of the evening
went to 40-year-old Russ Peterson,
a Dearborn school teacher.
Competing on the grad squad,
Peterson brought the house down
with a snappy tumbling display
which earned him 86 points and
fourth place in the event.
Summaries
HIGH BAR: First, Bob Wil-
loughby (A) ; Second, Dick Fasli-
baugh (A); Third, Bob Check-
ley (V).
SIDE HORSE: First, Pete Bar-
thell (V); Second, Jeff Knight
(V); Third, Bob Checkley (V),
FLYING RINGS: First, Dick
Fashbaugh (A); Second, Pete
Barthell (V); Third, Tom Till-
man (V).
PARALLEL BARS: First, Pete
Barthell (V); Second, Dick
Fashbaugh (A); Third, Ray
Taylor (V).
TUMBLING: First, Tom Till-
man and Pete Barthell (V) tied;
Third, Fred Thompson (V).
TRAMPOLINE: First, Ed Bu-
chanan (V); Second, Dave Lake
(V); Third, Tom Tillman (V).

Associated Press Sports Briefs

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COLUMBUS - Football fans
snapped' up Ohio State Univer-
sity's last Rose Bowl tickets in a
hurry yesterday.
"We only had about 1,500 left
and they went in a hurry," said
Wade Kraner, Director of Ticket
Sales. They cost $11.40 a pair.
Kraner opened his office at 9
a.m. long lines of people were
on hand. Two and half hours
later Kraner was cleaned out.
Tickets for the Jan. 2 California-
Ohio State grid classic at, Pasa-
dena went on sale Nov. 21 to stu-
dents, alumni and teachers. They
took about 10,000. The rest sold
out yesterday.
'* * *

Star, and Tom Scott of the Uni-
versity of Tennessee.
* * *
SpartanSigns
CLEVELAND - Coach Paul
Brown announced last night that
his Cleveland All-America Con-
ference rro football team signed
Lynn Chandnois of Michigan State
on Tuesday.
Brown, whose club ended the
regular league season atop the}
standings, de lared Chandnois
was the best collegiate halfback
in the nation this season.
Brown and his club got their
first good look at the Spartan
star a year ago in California.
Both the Browns and Michigan
State were then getting ready ats
Sonoma Mission Inn, for games.
Brown said that Chandnois im-
pressed his team which was pre-
paring for a Sunday game against
the San Francisco '49ers. Three of
Brown's assistants went to San
Francisco's Kezar Stadium a day
ahead of their game and watched
Michigan State play a 21-21 tie:
against Santa Clara.
On the strength of his perform-
ance there, the Browns drafted1
Chandnois last summer, Brown
said.
Then Tuesday, Dick Gallagher,
Brown end coach, signed the half-

back at East Lansing, Mich. No
salary terms were announced.
Brown said he wished he had
Chandnois on hand for his game
Sunday against Buffalo in the
A-A Championship playoff semi-
finals.
Fife Resigns...
DETROIT-D. Lyle Fife, presi-
dent of the Detroit Lions Foot-
ball Company, resigned yesterday
and was succeeded by Edwin J.
Anderson of Detroit.
Fife had headed the Detroit en-
try in the National Football League
since 1948. His resignation was
based on "personal reasons."
Anderson is President of the
Goebel Brewing Company which
has plants in Detroit, Muskegon
and Oakland, Calif.
A native of Rockford, Ill., the
47-year-old Anderson played foot-
ball while at Beloit College, Wis-
consin.
Anderson's election came at a
special meeting of the Lions'
Board of Directors yesterday. His
former post as Vice President will
be filled at the regular directors'
meeting in January.
Frank Pierce and Clarence E.
Bleicher, both Detroiters were
named to the Board of Directors.

Line-Ups

MICHIGAN POS. MICH. STATE
Suprunowicz F Rapchak
Skala F Dawson
VanderKuy C Steffen
Morrill G Snodgrass
Murray G Robbins

Michigan, Stanford Top
'50 Army Football Slate

Cross Country 1
,DETROIT-Individual champion
Bob Black and team titlist Michi-
gan State were favored today to
retain their laurels in the 53rd
annual NAAU cross country run
here today.
A detail of students from Wayne
University, sponsor of the meet,
spent today sweeping snow off
the six and a quarter mile course.
Wayne track Coach Davil L.
Holmes said that the course would
be in fair shape provided no addi-
tional snow falls before the 11
a.m., EST, race time today.
Among squads on hand to battle
for the team title will be Syracuse
University, Buffalo State, Boston
Athletic Club, Gladstone Athletic
Club of Toronto, New York Ath-
letic Club, Tartar Track Club of
Detroit and the Shanahan Catho-
lic Club of Philadelphia.
Nearly 100 runners will scramble
over the long course, with entries
including such standouts as Black,
the Rhode Island State College

WEST POINT-b--Army yes-
terday announced a 1950 football
schedule which includes games
with Stanford and Michigan. The
election of end Dan Foldberg as
Captain of thedteam also was dis-
closed.
The Cadets, ranked fourth in
the final Associated Press poll for
1949 and unbeaten in their last
20 contests, will visit the west
coast for football for the second
time in 60 years when they clash
with Stanford at Palo Alto,
Nov. 18.
* * *
THE GAME may turn out to be
one of the classics of the 1950 sea-
son. Stanford's young eleven fin-
ished this year with a 6-3-1 rec-

ord. Army, of course, won all of
its nine tilts.
On their last trip to the Pacific
Coast in 1929, the Cadets also
played Stanford, losing 34-13 to
the Indians in a post-season
game.
Michigan will tangle with Army
in New York's "Game of the Year"
at the Yankee Stadium, Oct. 14.
The Cadets whipped Michigan 21-7
at Ann Arbor this year.
* * *
BESIDES Stanford, Army has
added two newcomers, to its
schedule, Colgate and New Mexico.
The Army-Navy game will be
played Dec. 2, at Philadelphia's
Municipal Stadium.

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