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THE M el 4.A 'A Tf £.5.LI


Cagers Play

14 League Games

Michigan's basketball squad
faces a 14-game Conference sched-
ule for the first time in Big Ten
history in the 1950-51 season.
The number of Conference
games was expanded by two con-
tests in order to include Michigan
, State College, which starts partici-
pating in Conference athletics offi-
cially this year.
* *
UNDER THE 14-game card each
school meets five rivals on a home-
and-home basis and four foes in
single games, two away and two
Since basketball records were
first officially compiled in 1906,
the Big Ten has played mainly
a 12-game card. The most re-
cent difference was in 1942 when
15 games were played.
The addition of Michigan State
brings the league field in basket-
ball to 10 for the first time since
Chicago abandoned the Confer-
ence after the 1946 season.
Even with this expansion of
league games to 14, the Big Ten's
over-all season limit of 22 contests
will still prevail.

* * *

* *


turning contingent is Jim Skala,
star of the freshman club two
years ago. Skala came to the var-
sity loaded with ability, but bur-
dened with expectancy.
* * *
TALL, AGILE, fast, possessing a
sure pair of hands, and able to
score on almost any type of shot,
Skala's rounding into form should
give McCoy a dangerous scorer and
able floor man for the coming
Conference campaign.
Olson and Doyle have both been
consistent performers for Michi-
gan, often coming through with
great play when called upon to
produce. Doyle has been hamper-
ed throughout his career with a
bad knee, nevertheless he should
see plenty of action this season.
Olson doesn't confine his interest
in sports to the hardwoods, he also
is an excellent golfer. He was co-
Captain of last year's squad, and
should play a big part in deter-
mining the Wolverines' golf for-
tunes next year.
Ted Gutowski, Les Popp, Tom
Tiernan, Alex Martin, and Dick
Frame are reservists who may see
plenty of action if they happen to
fit into McCoy's plans for the com-
ing basketball season.
(Continued from Page 3)


ONLY FIVE lettermen are re-
turning to Coach Ernie McCoy's
squad, the greatest loss being for-
ward Mack Suprunowicz. Playing
his fourth year for the Maize and
Blue, Supey was always the spark-
plug of the team and his cat-like
actions plagued opposing teams
The other losses include Lefty
Hal Morrill, whose height and
all-around ability will be sorely
missed, Irv Wisniewski, known
for his aggressiveness and hard
playing, and Don McIntosh, who
had one of the surest pair of
hands ever seen on the Michi-
gan hardwoods.
. Charlie Murray, who is the 1950-
51 captain, heads the list of re-
turning lettermen and plays guard
on the Wolverine squad. He hails
from Birmingham, Michigan,
where he was a star' in his own
right, setting a prep school scoring
record that still stands and prob-
ably will for some time to come.
* * *
nowicz, who set several scoring
records for Michigan which will
never be beaten. Mack started
playing ball as a freshman, under
the relaxed eligibility rule in force
at the time. He has scored well
over 1100 points while wearing the
Maize and Blue averaging better
than 275 points a season.
Suprunowicz was voted the.
Most Valuable player on the
1949-50 squad for his outstand-
ing play. He led the team in
a coring with 150 points in Con-
DO YOU KNOW ... that Mich-'
igan's Professor Ralph W. Aigler
has been representing the Uni-
versity in Western Conference
Affairs since 1917, and has the
longest tenure in this capacity
of any of the Big Ten faculty

DUNK 'EM-Charlie Murray (3) Captain of Michigan's 1950-51
basketball squads, leaps and slips in a two-pointer in a game
against Minnesota last year. Meyer "Whitey" Skoog is trying to
block the shot. Murray tallied 17 points against the Gophers,
his best effort of the Conference play. He also scored 17 against
Indiana earlier in the year.
* * * * * *

which broke the 10-year frosh mile
relay mark.
Getting ready for his third
year at the helm of the Wolver-
ine trackmen, Coach Canham is
still rebuilding the squad, try-
ing hard to end the late drouth
of Western Conference cham-
pionships for Michigan cinder-
And with such a nucleus of stars
as McEwen, Hoover, Mitchell and
Henrie it is very possible to keep
up the Wolverine track tradition
and add to the total of twenty
outdoor and fifteen indoor cham-

ference play, 278 throughout the
whole season. He also holds the
individual scoring record for one
game, 28, which he set against
Purdue in 1949.
Filling the shoes of such a great
performer is not going to be an
easy job, but Murray is a capable
fellow and should be more than
able to hold his own.
* * *
LAST SEASON was Charlie's
first as a regular. He was a re-
serve in 1948-49, playing behind
two of Michigan's greatest guards,
Pete Elliott and Bob Harrison. He
won himself a real place in the
eyes of ardent Wolverine fans
when he tipped in a rebound in the
last second of play to whip In-
diana, 69-67, last spring. It was
the Hoosiers' first loss of the sea-
son, and gave Michigan a great
start in the 1949-50 campaign.
Although he stands only five-
feet eleven he manages to do his
share of scoring, and in that
same Indiana game he racked
up a total of 17 counters. Dur-
ing the season he scored 147

points for fifth place on the
Wolverine scoring list. '
Murray will be out to lead his
team to a better record than the
four-won, eight-lost record which
gave the Wolverines sixth place
in the Conference standings last
HELPING HIM along will be
Leo VanderKuy, Bob Olson, Jim
Skala, and Bill Doyle. These men
are all promising perforrhers and
could provide McCoy with the nuc-
leus of a championship ball club.
VanderKuy's tip-ins and pivot
sots placed him close behind
Suprunowicz in Conference and
over-all scoring for the season.
Nineteen points against the Big
Ten champion, Ohio State, cli-
maxed a year of improvement
for the tall, blond center,
Another bright spot on the re-
DO YOU KNOW ... that Mich-
igan has the highest number of
Conference championships in
outdoor track (20), indoor
track (15), swimming (16), and
golf (11).

pionships that Michigan has
in becoming the leading Big
track competitor.


(Continued from Page 1)
sufficiently to see some duty.
Wayne Melchiori and 230-pound
Don Rohrig will also be in line
for the offensive center spot left
vacant by Bob Erben's graduation.
Although nonte of these men
have seen action against collegiate
opposition yet, they form the back-
bone of what will besOosterbaan's
"shock troops"' this season. With
holes to plug in both backfield and
line, the Michigan coach will be
using first-year men with more
lavish a hand than usual, and
ipon the success of this move may
well depend the success of the 1950
edition of the Wolverine football

FALL. Head coverings go back
to school; "believe your eyes"!!!
Making this the lead spot-lighted
fashion in this column is not a
typographical error. The time has
arrived when University students
are wearing "head coverings." No-
tice, we don't say just hats, but
head coverings that include caps,
and caps, and caps, of various
styles, types and colors.
Here are some of the reasons
why: When the small shape cap
was first adopted at Michigan
they were worn in ones and twos
. Last year they were worn in
hundreds. They were first intro-
duced on the Michigan campus by
Saffell and Bush, one of the out-
standing style and quality Mens
Shops in the Middle West.
When you arrive at the Michi-
gan campus this fall your first
important view-point and first
impression will be the smartly
styled men's wear worn by the
We will try and spot-light a few
more "musts" for you for the fall
of fifty. You can plan on color
and comfort as the two main fac-
tors in your back-to-school life
at Michigan. One good clue is the
New Tartan plaid sport jacket
with cap to match, worn with
plain color flannel slacks that
blend in with the predominant
color of the jacket.
The strong emphasis on medium
tones in suitings for fall is in line
with the current demand created
for it by University men. Browns
are of strong fashion significance,
and the warm shades of autumn
colorings - soft grey flannels and
dark blue gabardines will follow
as close seconds.
The main trend in model de-
velopment veers sharply towards
easier, more natural, straight
hanging lines, the jackets will
generally hold to the three but-
ton coat and three patch pockets,
but a few two button coats will
face the young man this fall.
Remember with the coat and
pant your extra pair of slacks
with'the coat above are the ideal
sports ensemble for the college
man - the famous two-in-one
In topcoats for fall, young men
are looking for style and quality.
Of particular interest are single
breasted models with button
through fronts in fancy tweeds
and cheviots. Saffell and Bush
suggests that you still keep that
campus favorite Gabardine or Co-
vert topcoat with a zipper liner
in your wardrobe at all times. It
has been, and will continue to be,
the young man's accepted favorite.
Bow ties are in the spot-light.
The old axiom "see-ing is believ-
ing" will justify all that we can
say for "Bow Ties." That very fa-
mous "Knit Tie" for college men,
to be worn with a white oxford
shirt button down collar, is an
accepted fashion in style and com-
fort that all young men prefer. Be
sure and plan this high among
your "musts" for fall.
With an eye towards providing
suitable foot wear for the occa-
sion, you should include a pair of
leisure shoes, one pair of brown
scotch grain wing tip shoes. Also
the outstanding campus "must"
should be a light shade of tan
Calf skin with extra heavy Crepe
soles. This shoe was styled by
Saffell and Bush in Ann Arbor
for fall of '49, and it has become
a necessity the country over, with
men of all ages. The last shoe
necessitates a plain black for for-
mal wear.
For the all important hosiery
spot-light think of the dozens of
various shades in that campus
favorite "The English Argyle." Co-
lors to blend with all your ward-

Naturally, the great "Storm
Coats" for University men have
been accepted as the campus cold
weather "must." "Storm Coats"
in thoroughbred tweeds and Gab-
ardine fabrics with a great warm
fur-like collar - the coat that
gives you comfort plus the all
important luxurious 1 o o k of
For the over-all promotion of
complete campus wardrobes the
chief focus will be centered on
three types of apparel: general
campus and sports wear, -dress-up
and week-end wear, and formal
apparel. Since a large selection
of college apparel is bought on a
style and quality basis the thing
for you to consider when pre-
paring your fall wardrobe is to be
sure that the merchandise you
select before coming to school is
an accepted style here at Michi-
Saffell and Bush suggest that
their fall showings are based on
two very important style factors:
First, an accepted fashion, and
second that all new novelties in
mens apparel for the fall of fifty
have passed the style survey cri-
tics of their shop.
We wish to place the "spot-
light" on so-called "Classic Sta-
ples," though the chief promo-
tional and main interest is on
new fashion trends and the com-
plete wardrobe idea. Certain clas-
sic staples will form the back-
bone of your wardrobe. These in-


Gymnasts Gain Top.Spot in Sport Scene

* * *

* *

* *

(Summer Daily Sports Editor)
Not too long ago, gymnastic.
was only something listed in the
catalogue under physical educa.
tion for men, and if someone ha(
suggested that thousands of peo,
. ple would turn out to watch
group of athletes perform the re-
petoire of the gymnasts - well, s
couple of years ago no one woulc
K have had the audacity to maki
such a suggestion.
That was B.L. - before Loker
in Michigan athletic history. To-
day, gymnastics is Michigan':
most rapidly 'growing sport. In
fact, it has so completely capturec
the fancy of Ann Arbor fans that
rumor has it the powers that be
fear that gymnastics will even-
tually encroach on their attend-
ence domains.
* * *
THE MAN responsible for the
tremendous growth of gymnastics
as a varsity sport here is Coach
Newton Loken. Loken revived gym-
nastics here in 1947 after it had
been dropped in 1933.
In his first year as coach of
the Wolverine acrobats Loken
brought his squad of tumblers
to third place in the Western'
Conference. He repeated with
another third last year and this
year saw his team finish second
in the Big Ten.
The 1950 season was the great-
est in Michigan gymnastics- his-
tory, but Loken is far from being
content. Already he is laying
plans to bring home the Confer-
ence team crown in 1951.
* * *
AS A'FORMER champion him-
self, Loken is imbued with the
championship spirit which char-
acterizes all Michigan sports. It
is this spirit which is at least in
part responsible for the fact that
in the short time he has been on
the camnus the vmnastics coach

THE MAN ON THE-Connie Ettl and Ed Buchanan were top men on the gymnastic totem poll as
Michigan's team had one of it's greatest seasons. Ettl specialized in the high bar, while Buchanan
was a trampoline artist. Ed is the only man in the history of trampolining to hold four major
titles at one time.
a * * 4 > * > * * *

son undefeated, was upset in the
Conference championships in his
attempt to retain his Big Ten
title, but came back in real form
to capture the NCAA laurels at
West Point for the second straight
* * *
special satisfaction to Buchanan
since it came at the expense of
Bill Harris of Iowa, the man who
upset him in the Conference trials.
Like Buchanan, the Wolver-
ine tumblers finished their reg-
ular season undefeated, the first
time they have been able to do
so since the sport was inaugu-
rated here.
Besides the second place in the
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hampered by an ankle injury in
the tumbling competition.
Barthell led all scorers on the
Michigan team with 102 points
for the regular season, 25 more
than his nearest rival, sopho-
more sensation Connie Ettl.
In the NCAA meet he took sec-
onds in both tumbling and the
parallel bars.
* * *
FOUR MEN dominated the
point-making for the Lokenmen.
Barthell, Ettl, whose specialty is
the high bar, little Tom Tillman
who can do just about anything
on the program, and Buchanan
comprised the quartet. Among
them they racked up 285 points,
almost three-fourths of the total
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FOR ANOTHER, Loken's young-
er brother, Herb, was co-captain
of the Gophers, while another
member of the Loken clan, Don,
was also on the Maroon and Gold
The Wolverines came from
behind to take that one, setting
a pattern for themselves for the
rest of the season. Facing some
of the best gym squads in the
country in Michigan State, Kent
State, Chicago, Iowa, Indiana
and Ohio State, they had to
come from behind several times
in order to assure victory.
Coach Loken has also establish-
ed a pattern, that of steady im-
provement. Under his tutilege the
squad has each year bettered its
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Distinguished graduates of today and yesterday value the
heritage of Michigan above all else. That same value is
placed on SAFFELL & Busii, who fo a quarter of a century
have set the style and quality standard of men's apparel

at Michigan.


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