THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESDAY, DECE
EMBER 19, 1959
Players Turn to Telephone Pole Counting
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Mann Begins 26th Season as Coach'
"M UWestern Conference Champion-
The 1950-51 swimming season ships, the latest one coming in
could not properly commence '1948, as well as 13 NCAA titles
without g new introduction to with the 1948 crown again being
Michigan's venerable coach, Mgtt the most recent. Only four times
Mann. in his career at Michigan has
When the Wolverine tankmen he had teams that finished be-
open the campaign this Saturday low the runner-up spot in either
in the annual Michigan A.A.U., of the two championship meets.
Mann will begin his 28th year as Last year his swimmers were
head swim coach. second in the Big Ten behind
Ohio State, and finished fourth
IN CONSISTENTLY producing' in the NCAA which was also tak-
top-flight aggregations, he has ,en by Mike Peppe's men from
chalked up a phenomenal record Columbus.
that has helped to mark him as .
one of the leading swiming THE DUAL MEET record of
coaches. He is also well known for Coach Mann is even more im-
the development of 01 y m p i c pressive. Last year's 4-2 record
Champions, and at present he is gives his teams the amazing total
o h ember of the 1952 Olympic ofr t10victories, 22 ,losses and
Coaches Committee,- three ties, an average of 90 per-
Mann ha brought the Wol- cent.
verine tankineu through it In addition td the feats of
TIRE DASCOLA BARBERS
Ubety near State
Mann's Michigan teams, he also
can boast of a great deal of per-
sonal achievement As a swim-
mer and a teacher before he
came to Ann Arbor.
Born in England, he was British
Enpire free style champion at 16,
and after coming to this country
he broke YMCA records in the
100 and 220.
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HE BECAME director of the
first city-owned pool in the U.S.
At Brookline, Mass., where he
revolutionized s w i m m i ng by
teaching the crawl stroke used
successfully by his teams. It was
during this- time that he perform-
ed unusual duties by coaching
Harvard and Yale simultaneous-
ly, directing Princeton's team by
mail and somehow handling the
Navy swimmers, also concurrent-
His activities at Yale were
most successful since the Elis
never lost a. meet under his
After a brief period with the
New York AC he came to the
midwest serving in Duluth, Minn.
and then inDetroit before he
came to Michigan where he has
been ever since.
At present Coach Mann is try-
ing to rebuild his team with a
host of young sophomores backed
by another atrong freshman team.
Though the results of his
coaching ability may not imme-
diately appear this year, we can
be sure that another outstanding
Wolverine squad will soon be per-
forming with possibly a few more
Olympians among them.
DICK FARRER ALLEN JACKSON JOHN HESS JOHN POWERS
ON FOOTBALL TEAM EN- California in the Rose Bowl, New counting marathon. As the train er promised to keep track of things
ROUTE TO PASADENA - Year's Day. rolled through western Illinois, during the night for them. The
Michigan's 44-man traveling squad
relaxed in their special cars as To ease the tedium, the four the quartet had counted 5,379 project grew out of a dispute over,
their train sped westward to keep linemen pictured above began a poles. some statistics in a World Alma-
a date with the Golden Bears of around the clock telephone pole A mathematically-inclined port- nac which Farrer carries.
BOTH MENTORS CRISLER-TRAINED:
LocalHigh School Coaches Post Sensational Records
By JOHN JENKS
To the grandstand quarterback,
coaching a winning football team
is as easy as picking up the chips
in a poker game, and from a
glance at the records of two Mich-
igan men in the local sports pic-
ture it would certainly seem as if
this belief isn't unfounded.
Both Henry Fonde, Ann Arbor
High mentor, and Harold "Tubby"
Raymond, coach of the University
High eleven, have compiled rec-
ords at their respective schools
which are little short of sensa-
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IN THE SHORT span that they
have been coaching-Fonde has
been at it three years, Raymond
two-the pair has compiled an
overall aggregate of 35 wins as
against only six losses and a tie.
Of the two, Fonde's achieve-
ment is the more spectacular, if
only because his coaching exper-.
ience has been greater. After
graduating with an engineering
degree in 1948, Fonde took over
as pigskin tutor to the kids of
In the three seasons immediately
preceding his tenure as mentor, 'U'
High had been able to win only
four games. Fonde, utilizing the
knowledge he had acquired play-
ing under Crisler, brought the
team out of the doldrums into a
tie for third place.
Like 'U' High, Ann Arbor had-
n't fared so well in the football
wars before Fonde's arrival. The
year before, Ann Arbor won its
last game of the season for its
lone victory of the campaign.
What has happened since then
is hard to believe. Under Fonde's
expert tutelage, Ann Arbor has
had two undefeated seasons, the
only mar on its record being a
21-21 tie with Bay City. Both years
Hank's outfit has won its confer-
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MEANWHILE, over on the other
side of town sly "Tubby" Raymond
stepped into the vacancy created
by Fonde's departure from Uni-
versity High. Also a product of
Crisler's more recent teams, Tub-
by undertook with enthusiam the
difficult task of turning profes-
sors' sons into full-fledged football
In his two complete seasons of
masterminding the activities of the
U. .ish gridders, Tubby has ac-
cumulated identical 6-2 records.
In 1949 this feat was good enough
for the conference crown.
Both Fonde and Raymond na-
turally hope to continue their win-
By JOE EPSTEIN
Edsel "Tex" Buchanan has been
called everything from a "darn
rebel" to a "jumping jackrabbit,"
but gymnastics coach Newt Lo-
ken's description fits him best.
"Ed," Loken says, "is a typical
champion who sets the example
for the rest of the boys."
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BUCHANAN, captain of this
year's Michigan gymnastic team,
easily rates as one of the coun-
try's leading collegiate trampoline
performers. In 1949, Buchanan be-
came the first gymnast in the his-
tory of trampoline -om,)etition to
ever capture the NAAU, NCAA,
and Western Conference crowns
in the same year; last year he
won the NCAA title for the sec-
ond straight time.
However, both Buchanan and
Loken feel that trampoline com-
petition this year will be "ex-
ceptionally difficult." Other top-
notch mid-western contenders
for the Conference trampoline
crown include Bruce Sidlinger of
Illinois, Bill Harris of Iowa and
Denny Harget of Ohio State.
Buchanan is one of three colle-
giate gymnasts able to perform
the difficult back triple twist; it
took Ed two years to perfect the
trick to the point where it could
be used in his routine. This year
he has added several other diffi-
cult tricks to his vast trampoline
repertoire, and will keep the judges
even busier than usual watching
the complicated maneuvers as he
"flies through the air."
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ALTHOUGH Buchanan admits
that trampoliners are often in-
jured while learning new stunts, he
refuses to use the safety belt as
he feels it would seem like a sec-
ond person jumping with him, and
only get in his way. "Besides,"
says Ed, "we didn't have safety
belts when I learned."
Ed has not let gymnastic mo-
nopolize his attention on cam-
pus. While holding down the role
of the country's best collegiate
trampoline artist, and earning a
3.0 scholastic record, Buchanan
has found time to serve as a
Michigan cheerleader, and earn
memberships in Sphinx, Phi Ep-
silon Kappa and the 'M' Club.
The physical education major
from Texas was recently elected
head cheerleader for-next year. He
is most excited about the prospect
of serving as "Lord High Yeller"
for the Wolverine team. "I hope
we'll be able to do something to
all the cadavers who roll arouxnd
campus, and get them to do a lit-
tle cheering next year," Buchanan
When the NCAA meet is held
in Ann Arbor late in March, all
eyes will be on Ed Buchanan, seek-
ing his third straight win in the
country's top collegiate gymnastics
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