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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1949

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE

M

Opens

Hocke eason; Host to

AAU-

Swimmers

* * *

* * *

* * *

Heyliger Begins Sixth Year
As Michigan Coach Tonight
McMaster University to Provide Opposition
For Opening Game in Remodeled Coliseum

Michigan Swim Team to Make Debut;
Three Olympic Stars Highlight Meet

By BOB SANDELL
The sixth year of the "Heyliger
Hockey Era" will commence this
evening when the Wolverine Ice-
men square off against McMas-
ter University in Michigan's Coli-
seum at 8:00 p.m.
A record crowd is expected to
jam the remodeled hockev anna
watch the Wolverines attempt to
continue the magniicent icor'
compiled by their predecessors of
the past few years.
* * *
FOR COACH VIC Heyliger, this
season, with the possible excep-
tion of his first one, will be the big-
gest test of the coaching ability
and knowhow.
Five men graduated last
spring that had a big share in
giving Michigan its finest hockey
squads since the sport was in-
augurated 28 years ago.
Sijce Heyliger began guiding the
destinies of the Wolverine skaters
in 1945, his teams in five years
have won 73 contests, almost a
third of all the games Michigan
has won, while dropping 24. It
adds up to an impressive .752 per-
centage.
VIC HAS a whole host of prom-
ising sophomores to fill up the gap
left by the departed veterans, but
they can't be expected immediately
to display the brand of hockey that
Michigan fans have been treated
to. the last few seasons.
He is fortunate in having one
trio of experience performers re-
turning that will give him one
of the most potent college lines
in the country.
'This line of Neil Celley, Gil
Burford, and Wally Grant were a
step behind the high-flying first
trio of last winter, and this year
should be one of the most danger-
ous and fastest combinations ever
to skate in a Blue uniform. '
* * *
HEYLIGER is not so fortunate
in another respect in that his
crack goalie, Jack McDonald will
have exhausted his eligibility the
second semester. "Mac" will be in
the crease for the Wolverines to-
night but he'll be missed plenty
when the second term rolls around.
Expected to start with the
above mentioned foursome are
defense men Ross Smith, a sea-
soned campaigner, and a new-
comer, Graham Cragg.
Three more sophomores will
make their first appearance before
the Wolverine followers on the
second and third lines. Bob Heath-
Cott will center the second attack-
ing threesome with lettermen Joe
Marmo and Al Bassey on the
wings. .
THE THIRD combination will
find another returning forward
Jenny Brumm operating with Ron
Aoberts and Paul Pelow.
The Wolverine pilot expects to
use Bob Fleming, Owen McAr-
dle, and Ed May, the latter a
first year man, do defense along
with the starting paid'
McMaster has a flock of nine re-
turning veterans on their squad
and probably will not be the push-
ILateScores
PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL
Indianapolis 78, Denver 75
Phil. 80, Chicago 77
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Tulane 62, Rice, 58
Miss. State 51, Georgia 40
L.S.U. 62, Arkansas 46
Columbia, 64, Colgate 47
Auburn 64, Miss. 60
George Washington 54, No.
Carol. 44
Villanova 88, St. Peters (N.J.)
72
Utah State 58, Colorado State
43

DO YOU KNOW ... that Min-
nesota beat Grinnell twice by
such overwhelming scores that
the series was called off?

over they have been for the Hey-
ligermen up to now. They won
their first game, 5-1 against a not
oo potent Waterloo Sextet.
* * *
A FOUR YEAR man, Dennis
Barnes, will lead the crew from
Hamilton, Ontario, and will get
most ofhis support from other ex-
perienced Marauders like Goalie
Don Sheppard, Winger Neil
McGee, and defensemen Bob Cro-
foot.
The coliseum, with its capac-
ity increased to nearly 4,000, is
not quite finished, but the heat
will be turned on, and only the
concession stands and dressing
rooms remain to be completed
along with other minor details.
Stands have been erected on
three sides of the rink to handle
the increasing number of students
and townspeople who will come to
see what the sixth edition of the
Heyliger coached teams can do to
regain national supremacy nar-
rowly missed last spring.

By KEN BIALKIN
Matt Mann unveils his 1950
mermen thisafternoon at 2 p.m.
and this evening at 8 p.m. when
the 18th annual Michigan AAU
championships get under way in
the I-M pool.
Fifteen events make up the day's
agenda, eight of which are for
state AAU titles.
SWIMMERS from all over the
state will vie for the honors with
contestants ranging from boys and
girls under 14 years of age to
Adolph Keifer, former Olympic
swimming star who will give an
exhibition of fancy swimming.
Three Olympic stars will be on
hand for the competition. How-
ard Patterson of Michigan State
will be in the backstroke event,
John Davies, who swam for Aus-
tralia in the Olympics will per-
form in the breast stroke and
Luis Childs who represented Co-
lombia in the Olympics will swim
in the 440-yard free style.
Both Davies and Childs are now
students at Michigan.
* * *
THE MEN'S EVENTS in the
gala are the 50-yard freestyle, the

440-yard freestyle, 100-yard back-
stroke and the 100-yard breast
stroke.
The individual events for
women include the 75-yard indi-
vidual medley and the 50-yard
backstroke. Also in the women's
events will be the 200;yard free
style relay.
There are eight handicap events
which include the 150-yard med-
ley relay, the 200-yard free style
relay and the 75-yard freestyle.
For the kiddies under fourteen
years old there is a 50-yard free
style for boys and a 25-yard free-
style for girls.
BULLETIN
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9-
(AP)-The track and field com-
mittee of the Amateur Athletic
Union have named Dick Wein-
berg of the University of Michi-
gan's swimming team on the
All-America squad.
Weinberg was selected for 50
yard free-style, and also as the
alternate on the relay team.
He is in his, senior year at
Michigan.
Merge

GOAL GETTERS-Michigan's crack forward line (left to right) left wing Gil Burford, center Neil
Celley and right wing Wally Grant, is expected to make things hot around the McMaster goal to-
night at the Coliseum. Rated by many as one of the finest lines in college hockey, the torrid trio will
get their chance this season to improve on their last year's scoring mark of 67 goals and 68
assists.

Professional.
Costly Four Year War Ends;
Five AAC Teams Disbanded
Bell Named Czar; Fischer, Sherby to Head
Respective Divisions; Bulldogs Buy Yanks

srl

Leagues

Officially

Snead Behind McCOY EXPERIMENTS:

THE DIVING EVENT includes
any six dives from either the high
or low board. Representing Michi-
gan in diving will be the much im-
proved George Eyster, Frank Kel-
ler, Jim Hartman and Dave Hos-
bein. Two fine divers from Wayne
University, Jack Mathews and Joe
Mracna should liven up the com-
petition.
There are three other events
which should prove to be real
thrillers. These are the 100-
yard backstroke, the 100-yard
breaststroke and the 440-yard
free style.
The 100-yard backstroke finds
Wolverine Bernie Kahn pitted
against Patterson. Kahn, Michi-
gan's Number one back-stroker,
will have to extend himself to beat
the former Olympic swimmer.
Twenty other contestants are en-
tered in this race but Kahn and
Patterson will be the men to watch.
THE 100-YARD breaststroke
will find Davies, now a Michigan
freshman swimming unattached,
swimming against Charlie Moss,
Stu Elliot and Bill Upthegrove,
all representing Michigan.
In the 440-yard freestyle
Olympic swimmer Luis Child is
swimming unattached against
Michigan's representatives, lMtt
Mann, Gus Stager, and Bob By-
berg. In addition twelve other
swimmers will try for honors in
this event.
The 50-yard dash is dominated
by Michigan entries. Twelve Wol-
verines are slated for this event in
a field of twenty-one contestants.
Dave Neisch, Charlie Moss, Tom
Coates, Dave Tittle, Bill Upthe-
grove and Dick Martin are some of
the Maize and Blue entries.
EVERY MAN on the Michigan
squad will be entered in at !fast
one event. Many future Michigan
natators are swimming unattached
today.
Regulations prohibit men on,
the freshman team or those that
are ineligible from representing
Michigan until they gain eligi-
bility.
Spectators will be treated to the
unusual sight of seeing women
swimming in the usually all-male
pool. Many of the mermaids will
be representing the Women's City
Club of Detroit.
Other groups sending repre-
sentatives include lMichiguaan
State College, Wayne University,
the Jewish Community Center,
Nolan Recreation and Swim-
ming Club, Mackenzie Recrea-
tion, and YMCA groups from
Detroit and Grand Rapids.
The preliminaries will be held in
the afternoon to thin out the ranks
of entries and the finals will be
held in the evening.
Thereis no charge for admission
to the afternoon events, but in the
evening admission charges are
fifty cents for students and one.
dollar for others.

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) - Pro-
fessional football's four-year war'
was settled across a , conference
table today. The All America Con-
ference merged into the National
Football League.
THUS ENDED one of the most
costly wars in the history of ath-
letics. Losses to clubowners soared'
to upwards of two million dollars
in the protracted battle for play-
ers and attendance.
The new league is to be called
the National-American Football
League.' It is to be made up of 13
teams: the complete 10-club
NFL and three from the fledg-
'ling AAC.
Nobody said so at the hastily
summoned news conference at
which the report was flashed, but
the merger unquestionably is a
victory for the older NFL, which
fought for four years.to drive the
AAC out of business.
BERT BELL, the chubby, affa-
ble Philadelphia main liner, re-
mains at the helm of the new loop
as commissioner. He signed for a
new 10-year pact at an undisclosed
salary. Bell had been commission-
er of the NFL.
O. O. Kessing, commissioner of
the AAC, resigns at the close of
the current season. He tendered
his resignation some weeks ago.
Under the new setup, Emil R.
Fischer of the Green Bay Packers
will become president of the Na-
tional Division and Daniel Sherby
of the Cleveland Browns head of
the American Division.
IF THERE IS one man respon-
sible for the merger, it is Horace
Stoneham, ruddy-faced owner of
the New York Baseball Giants.
Stoneham is owner of the Polo
Grounds, where two New York
pro teams played in 1949 and
lost a considerable amount of
money.
Bell and J. Arthur Friedlund,
representing the AAC, told news-
men that Stoneham started the
merger move by summoning Bell
and Friedlund to New York last
Friday.
They talked for a while there
and then came to Philadelphia
two days ago. Round-the-clock
conferences came to an end
shortly after noon today and the

two men, tired but jubilant,
summoned reporters to break
the news.
Bell, unshaved but beaming,
joined with the dapper Friedlund
to announce the new league was
conceived "not only in the interest
of the public but also to assure the
permanency of professional foot-
ball.''
These are the 13 teams in the
NAF:
FROM THE NFL: Philadelphia,
New York Giants, New York.
Bulldogs. Washington, Pittsburgh.
Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals,
Detroit, Green Bay and Los An-
geles.
FROM THE AAC: San Francisco
49ers, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore
Colts.
The league is to be split into the
National and American Divisions
with the winners of the Divisions
meeting in a World Football
Championship. Makeup of the Di-
visions has notkyetubeen deter-
mined.
The complication in the merger'
is what will happen to the playersI
on the three AAC teams liquidated
in the move and to the college
players already drafted by clubs in
the two circuits for the 1950 sea-
son.
The AAC and NFL draft meet-,
ings were cancelled.
All of these players will be
tossed into a giant pool when
the NAPgets together at its first
meeting, tentatively arranged
for January.
It will take approval of 11 of the
13 teams for any player to be as-
signed to a new club.
Bell said that the only players
who will not be affected by the
formation of the new league are
the 32 players on each of the ros-
ters of the 13 teams in the new
league.
Two New York teams are special
cases, however. Dan Topping's New
York Yankees of the AAC were
purchased outright by Ted Collins,
owner of the New York Bulldogs.
Collins acquired the right to deal
with all but six of the players on
the Yankees.
Those six go to the ew York
Giants. The names of the six
players were not disclosed.
In addition to the Yankees,
the Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles
Dons and Chicago Hornets of
the AAC are going out of busi-
ness. The Hornets are to be
broken up completely, while the
Dons merge with the Los An-
geles Rams and the Bills with
the Cleveland Browns.
James Breuil, owner of the Bulf-
falo club of the AAC, has acquired
what Bell and Friedlund said was
"a substantial interest" in the
Browns and has exclusive rights of
that club to present exhibition

.milton in
l a.0
Miami_ Open
MIAMI, Fla.-(P)--Bob Hamil-
ton, Landover, Md., holed a spec-
tacular 33-foot uphill putt on the
18th green yesterday for a five un-
der par 65 and a 36-hole total of.
129 to lead the second round of
Miami's $10,000 open golf tourna-
ment.j
THE 33-YEAR-OLD veteran
professional fired a two under par;
33 going out and three under 32'
coming in. He was low scorer in
the opening round yesterday with
i blistei ing six under pai 64.
Tommy Bolt of Huston, Texas,
playing his first tournament
since 1916, was only two strokes
off Hamilton with a 36-hole to-
tal of 131. Sam Snead, White
Sulphur Springs, W. Va., leading
money winner of 1949 had a 32-
34-66 for a 36 hole total of 134.
Hamilton is now 11 under parI
at the halfway mark of the four
day 72-hole tournament being
played over the 6,310-yard Miami
Springs golf course.

By BILL BRENTON
Testing a revamped lineup,
Coach McCoy's Michigan cagers
face their first real trial of the
young season against the tall Tol-
edo Rockets tonight on the Toledo
court.
McCoy's experiment centers
around the sophomore shot-maker,
Skala, who willbe at a guard post,
replacing smaller Chuck Murray.
Skala, standing 6 ft., 3 in., gives1
the Wolverines an all 6 ft. and plus
starting five to combat the Toledo
skyscrapers.
AT FORWARD against Michi-
gan State and Miami, the versatile
Skala bagged a total of 14 points,
including a key underhand shot
against the Spartans. Murray,
whose floor play has been accept-
able, lacks both height and scor-
ing punch.
Replacing the sophomore
end is Don McIntosh, member of
the Conference championship
club of 1947-48. The 6 ft., 4 in.
Detroit product has shown
equally well at forward and
center, hooping 17 counters in

the Miami rout to clinch a
starting post.
McIntosh may spell 6 ft., 5 in.
Leo VanderKuy at the pivot post
in a complicated rest maneuver
which will bring Grosse Pointer
Bob Olson in at the forward post.
VanderKuy leads the Wolverine
scorers with 29 points in the two
non-Conference scraps.
ROUNDING OUT the starting
quint, Captain Mack Suprunowicz
at forward and Lefty Hal Morrill
at the other guard post will limber
up their set-shooting guns against
an effective zone defense which
Thursday halted Conference
champ Illinois for a half.
Murray is sure to see action as
a guard replacement with Tom
Tiernan and Irv Wisniewski
slated for duty if the opportun-
ity presents itself.
Toledo, coached by Jerry Bush
has good height and enough speed
to fast break off their zone. The
squad is studded with veterans
from a 1948-49 club which won 13
out of 25 games. The Rockets only
loss this season was to Illinois, 67-
51, after a tight first-half battle.

Skala to Replace Murray Tonight

LEONARD RHODES, 6 ft., 4 in.
forward-center, is the key man in
a tricky Toledo attack which
features the set - shooting of
George Bush, brother of the
coach and one-handers by Carlo
Muzi, diminutive guard. George
Lindeman and Robert McDonald
complete the starting five.
Certain to be plenty of trouble
are big Cal Christensen, who will
probably move Rhodes to a for-
ward position in Bush's back-
board-control bid, and Bill Walk-
er, 5 ft., 10 in. forward with a
deadly side shot.
Surprise package on the roster
is Ralph Carroll, 6 ft., 9 in. sopho-
SPOUTS
BILL CONNOLLY, Night Editor
more center from Grand Rapids,
Ohio. Carroll has not appeared in
any close games yet, but he has
scored well in the encounters.
In a defensive zone the Rockets
will probably have Rhodes, Bush
and Christensen under the bucket
with the speedy Muzi and Walker
up front.
McCoy hopes for more fast
break opportunities against the
big Rocket contingent and may
switch to a zone if necessary to
stop the Toledo height. The Wol-
verine starters average 6 ft. 3 in.,
while the Rockets could coneeiv-
ably floor a 6 ft. 5 in. unit.

Big Ten Sports Roundup

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO-Possibility of the
Big Ten relaxing its recruiting
code to permit directcontact with
prospective prep athletes is being
thrashed out behind closed, doors
at the conference's annual winter
meeting.
After an exchange of views all
day on what is and what isn't
legitimate recruiting, the League's
athletic directors named a three-
man committee to incorporate
suggestions in the hope of clari-
fying parts of the code.
THE COMMITTEE, which will
report their .findings tomorrow,
consists of athletic directors Har-
ry Stuhldreher, Wisconsin, and
Paul Brechler, Iowa, and Lou
Keller, assistant athletic director
at Minnesota.
"The basic problem, which has
been before the Conference for
at least 26 years," said Fritz
Crisler, Michigan athletic direc-
tor, "is to what extent contact
with the boys should be made.
Should the boys select the col-
lege or should the college select
the boys?"
Current Big 10 provisions pre-
vent salesmanship unless contact
is made with the athlete on the
campus of the school interested in
him. This is more stringent than
the N.C.A.A. "sanity code" which
permits off campus cohtact.
BIG 10 representatives cannot
talk to a prospective student un-
less lie is on the school's campus,'
and they cannot make contact
through letters, telephone, etc.
Once the prep star gets to the

can be entertained. He gets his
ordinary meals and two nights of
lodging on the cuff.
"The athletic directors are not
unanimously satisfied with what
we have now," said Crisler, this
year's chairman of the directors.
"We are studying re-definition
or revision of the present code
but nothing definite has crystal-
M . *t _ I C.I -i
Cham pU iset
NEW YORK - (1P) - Tireless
Robert Villemain of France fired a
constant barrage of blows at mid-
dleweight champion Jake LaMotta
tonight to win an upset unanimous
ten round non-title decision in
Madison Square Garden. LaMotta
weighed 165, Villemain 1621%,.
The spirited little Frenchman,
firing away from the opening bell,
never let up on the slow, sluggish
champion and just about boosted
himself into position for a title
fight with the fading Bronx bull.

lized. Some directors feel it
should be loosened up and others
think it should be tightened."
The concensus was that the cur-
rent code enables schools from
outside the Big Ten to "muscle in"
on the best prep prospects. Oper-
ating under the "sanity code,"
these schools can go after the boys
off the campus and sell a bill of
goods in advance.
* * * *
"COMPETITION for prep stars
last summer seemed no tougher
than usual," said Crisler, "but the
feeling has been expressed that the
Big Ten is at a disadvantage with
its present rule and is losing ath-
letes to other areas."

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NHL Standings
W L T P GF GA
etroit 16 5 3 35 79 57
oronto 10 10 4 24 67 61
ontreal 9 9 5 23 56 47
hicago 8 12 4 20 71 76
ew York 7 9 6 20 47 58
oston 7 12 6 20 64 85

Saturday's

Games

New York at Detroit
Chicago at Montreal
Boston at Toronto

The Lineups:
Michigan
Suprunowicz
McIntosh
VanderKuy
Morrill
Skala

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F
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G
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Toledo
Bush
McDonald
Rhodes
Lindeman
Muzi

DO YOU KNOW ... that George
Kell of the Detroit Tigers is
the first third baseman ever to
win the American League bat-
ting title?

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