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Hurdlers Hol Wolverine Hopes in Big Te

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Ti Iee

M Pucksters Just Seven
Goals Short of New Mark
Celley, Burford, McKennell Direct Assault
On Thirty-Year-Old Michigan Scoring Recordt

* * *

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With three games remaining on
the Michigan hockey schedule,
the 1950-51 Wolverine sextet
lacks just seven goals of becoming
the highest scoring squad in 30
years of the Maize and Blue ice
sport.
To date the Wolverines have
scored 173 goals in 22 games, just
six shy of the record 179 the 1948-
49 team rolled up in 25 regular
season contests.
AND WITH Michigan State's
Spartan's, a team that Michigan.
had no trouble at all disposing of
*10-1 last week, due in town this'
Saturday, a new team scoring rec
ord as well as Michigan's indi-
vidual scoring mark seem destin-
ed to fall.
Left wing Neil Celley will be
the center of attention for the
latter mark. Last Saturday Cel-
ley tied teammate Gil Burford's
1949-50 record of 64 points and
this weekend Celley will get his
first of three remaining chances
to fashion a record of his own.
* Last year in Ann Arbor fans
were treated to a maze of record
setting in the second Michigan
State clash. Michigan walked
away with a 17-1 decision that es-
tablished the Wolverines' all-time
one-game scoring total.
THE MSC ROUT also marked
the first time that a Michigan
sextet had won 21 regular season:
games. This same team went on to
win its final game of the season
to set a single season record of
22 victories ' (excluding NCAA
tournament games).
The other record established
at the expense of the Spartans
was Burford's individual scoring
mark of 64 points.
Along the lines of the present
Wolverine hockey squad's high
scoring antics, the "hat trick" is!
getting to be an .old story.
Fifteen of the three-goal hon-

ors have been earned by five dif-
ferent members of the team this
season.
BURFORD IS high man with
five, and he is followed by John
McKennell, four, Celley, three,
Earl Keyes, two, and John Match-
efts, one.
The complete unofficial scoring
totals follow:

Neil Celley ..........
Gil Burford.........
John McKennell,....
John Matchefts,...
Earl Keyes.........
Bob Heathcott.
Al Basset' ... .,
Alex McClellan .......
Joe Marmo...........
Graham Cragg ......
Paul Pelow .........
Gordon Naylor .......
Eddie May...........
TOTALS ..........

G
33
32
29
19
18
9
9
5
3
1
9
3
3
173

A
31
24
20
26
22
18
13
16
11
11
8
4
2
206

TP
64
56
49
45
40
27
22
21
14
12
17
7
5
379

JIM MITCHELL
One-two punch ..

FIELD GOAL:
Williams Scores Jitt
In Water Polo. Final

!'~**

Veteran Coach
Decries Quick
Cage Whistle
CHICAGO-(A -Take the "pee-
wee toots" out of basketball .. .
cut out inconsequential foul call-
ing.
- Northwestern coach Ole Olsen
raised this cry against officiating,
today.
The veteran Olsen, dean of Big
Ten cage mentors while at Ohio
State before joining the pro ranks
and then returning to college
again with Northwestern, has his
say before the Chicago Basketballs
Writers' Association.
"I am disturbed by the definite
trend of more whistle blowing and
foul shooting and hope something
can be done about it." Olsen de-
clared. "I wish we could call in-
fraction of rules pertinent to the
play. There should be 10 or 12
fewer toots in a game. The offi-,
cials are too prominent in the{
game right now-it's too techni-;
cal."

t
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f

By ED WHIPPLE
PederField shoved home a sec-
ond half goal to give Williams a
1-0 triumph over Prescott and the
1951 Intramural Residence Hall
water polo championship in the
IM pool last night.
Bob Berman was instrumental
in setting up the winning tally, as
There will be a meeting for
all Daily sports try-outs today
at 4:30. All men interested
who have not signed up previ-
ously are invited to attend.
--Bob Sandell
he spotted Field unguarded in
front of Prescott's goal.
* s *
BERMAN THEN fired a pass to
Field and the latter out-fought
the Prescott defenders to notch
the winning marker.
The losers fought back vali-
antly in the last three minutes,
but the Williams defense held
fast.
Dean Pierce and Chuck Salmon
came close on desperation rushes,
only to be frustrated at Williams'
goal mouth.
* * *
THE CONTEST began in much
the same fashion as it ended-
with Williams in complete domi-
nation of the play, although it
took the victors seven minutes to
fashion the payoff goal.
Coach Bob Wagener of Wil-
liams deserves much credit for
the victory of his charges who
swept through five rounds of
one game knockout competition
to lift the crown from Michigan
House, last season's title hold-
ers.
Wagener was constantly at the
poolside in last night's encounter,
directing his squad's movements,
and urging the winners to greater
efforts.

BY VIRTUE of its water polo
win, Williams picks up 75 valuable
points, in its quest for top honors
in Residence Hall all sports com-
petition for 1950-'51.
As of today, the West Quadders
are on top of the dorm heap, lead-
ing second place Hayden by 123
points, with a total of 642 for the
season.
Williams' starting lineup in-
cluded: Britton, Schaefer, Field,
Anderson, Berman, and Bouchard,
with Stern, Stroup, Gilbert, Bow-
man, and Rosenfeld in reserve.
For Prescott, it was: Pierce,
Smith, Salmon, Robertson, Dun-
dy, and Carlson, saving Turnbfull
and Rousseau as spares.
Fourth CCNY
Player Admits
Taking Bribes
NEW YORK - P) - District
Attorney Frank S. Hogan said
yesterday that another of City
College of New York's champion-
ship basketball stars admitted
taking part in the fixed games.
He is Floyd G. Layne, the 10th
metropolitan star or former play-
er to be questioned about colle-
giate sports' greatest scandal.
** *
THE PURPORTED confession
came shortly after CCNY quit bas-
ketball for the rest of the season,
its officials discouraged and dis-
gusted with the spreading scandal.
Hogan said Layne admitted
taking part in the fix of three
games for which he received
$2,500 in bribes and $500 in
"bonuses."
The District Attorney said the
fixed games were with Missouri
Dec. 9, Arizona Dec. 28 and the
Boston College game Jan. 11.
THESE WERE the same three
games which three of Layne's
CCNY teammates are said to have
admitted fixing.
Hogan said Layne never was
paid off for the Boston College
game but did not explain why.
In addition to the fixed games,
Hogan said Layne got a $250 bon-
us for CCNY games with Wash
ington State Dec. 14 and St.
John's Jan. 2.
The District Attorney said
Layne was not required to do any
fixing in these games. The money
was to "sweeten" Layne and the
other bribed players for future
sellouts, Hogan said.
The 22-year-old Layne is a CC-
NY Junior and lhas played basket-
ball for two seasons.]
Layne is the fourth of CCNY's
"Cinderella" stars drawn into ther
fixing scandal.
He and the others boosted CC-c
NY into the top rung in both the
National Invitation and the N.C.-t
A.A. tourneys last year-a dual
victory never before accomplished.1

Dash Stars
Give Illini
SlightEdge
Wisconsin Star
Tops 440 Field
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sec-
ond in a series of stories spotlight-
ing the Western Conference Track
and Field Championships scheduled
for March 2-3 in Champaign, Illi-
nois.)
By BYRLE ABBIN
Michigan's hurdling contingent,
ably headed by team captain Don
Hoover, holds much of the Wol-
verines' hopes in their attempt to
regain the championship last held
five years ago in the Big Ten In-
door Meet to be held in the Illi-
nois Armory this Friday and Sat-
urday.
The Maize and Blue timber-
toppers as a group are the best in
the conference and many impor-
tant points can be counted on
from them.
* *
BESIDES HOOVER, who came
into his own in the Conference
Outdoor Meet last year with a
first in the lows and second in the
highs, Michigan has top hurdlers
in sophomore Van Bruner, Wally
Atchison, and Jim Mitchell, who
placed in both the outdoor and
indoor meets last year.
Hoover is given a very good
chance to double in the hurdles,
but will meet very stiff opposi-
tion in Jesse Thomas of MSC,
Bill Taylor of Indiana, Ev Ver-
egge in both the lows and highs,
and Iowa's Dean Duel and Du
Wayne Dietz in the lows only.
Two proven veterans will vie
with a sensational sophomore who
has a scrapbook full of high school
record clippings for the title of
fastest human in the Big Ten in
the always roughly competitive 60
yard dash.
EXPERIENCED Stan Wilkins
of Indiana and versatile MSC star,
Jesse Thomas lead the speedsters,
but must reckon strongly with Il-
linois' fabulously advertised Joe
Gonzales, former Indiana State
High School Titlist, who has just
hit his peak the last two weeks.
Dick Gregory of Minnesota
is an outside possibility, with
Michigan's Bill Konrad,. Dave
Stinson; and: John Wilcox bat-
tling for point placings.
Hailed as Wisconsin's greatest
quarter-miler, LeRoy Collins gains
the most favor in the gruelling
440 yard dash. He is the only Big
Ten runner to do better than 50
seconds flat this year. Illinois'
duo of Rog Swank and Ci Mc-
Sween rank close behind Collins in
times so far this year.
* * *
RONNIE MEYER of Purdue
who ran a :49.7 leg in a mile re-
lay and OSU's Gene Cole, who
set the national high school 440
yard dash record are also in high
contention, with Joe LaRue and
Al Rankin topping the Wolverine
entrants.
The very important mile re-
lay event also concerns quarter-
milers strongly. Because this
event is last on the pogram, it
can have very important re-
percussions as far as deciding
who is the team champion.
Led by Swank and McSween,
Illinois has posted the best time
so far this year, 3:20.2, and rules
as favorite. Purdue, Ohio State,
and Michigan are close in conten-
tion with the rest of the afield
quite far back.
In last year's indoor meet, Ohio
State won the honors by coming

from behind to edge Michigan
and Illinois-the deciding margin
being the points won in the mile
relay.
(Tomorrow: The Distance Events)
Penn Defeats
Irish Cagers
PHILADELPHIA - (P)-Penn-
sylvania finished strong to regis-
ter a 71-60 victory over touring
Notre Dame tonight in the first
game of a Palestra basketball
doubleheader before 4.450.
With six minutes remaining the
count was knotted at 56-all.
Penn's Quakers (17-7) then pro-
ceeded to break loose for 15 points
while limiting the Irish (13-10)
to only four counters.

NOT SO RUSTY:
Garst-Led Iowa Next Swimming Foe

DON HOOVER
. . . for Wolverines
Hurlers Get
RolfeUWhip
A t Lakelanid
LAKELAND, Fla.-(AP)-Manag-
er Red Rolfe drove his Detroit
Tiger batterymen and four in-
fielders through a two-hour work-
out yesterday in 78-degree sun-'
shine at Henley Field.
Besides the batterymen those
taking part included the veteranE
double-play combination of second
baseman Jerry Priddy and short-
stop Johnny Lipon and two re-
cruits, Bob Mavis, up from Toledo,
and Harold (Do) Daugherty, called!
in from Little Rock.
Kenneth Fremming, rookiet
righthander from Toledo, joined f
the pitchers for his workout of
the spring. He was delayedl
six days in reporting to keep a
date with his Buffalo, N. Y.
draft board.t
"I don't know when I'll be called,
but I'm pretty sure I passed my1
physical," Fremming told Rolfe.
"The board told me it would be all
right to come to Lakeland and
wait for orders."
The infielders working out today
could have delayed starting spring
drills until Thursday, when all in-
fielders and outfielders officiallye
are scheduled to report.r
The Tigers now have only fivet
unsigned players, but two of them{
are regular outfielders, Hoot Evers
and Vic Wertz. The others are in-
fielders Eddie Lake and AlX
Federoff, the latter a rookie, and
John Creel, a recruit outfielder.

With the Big Ten meet at Min-
neapolis only a weekaway, Michi-
gan's swimming squad puts on its
travelling shoes again this week
.for a dual meet at Iowa.
Saturday's encounter with the
Hawkeyes shapes up as a real -bat-
tle, since both teams are at the
fringe between good and excellent,
and are hitting their season's
peak.
* * *

BIG MAN for the natators from
corn country is Ed (Rusty) Garst,
a very lively sprinter who holds
the NCAA and Big Ten 50-yard
free style titles for 1954, along
with the century crown in the
conference.
Garst had a scorching 23.3 in
the short sprint 'last season and
was all by himself at the dis-
tance. This year his best is 23.4,
although he may lower that by
the time the conference cake
is cut.
In the 100, he sped to a 52.2
clocking last season and has been'
caught in 51.4 this year, with thet
latter recorded in the free style
relay.
* .*
WITH THE showing of Michi-
gan's Dick Martin Saturday in the
Ohio State meet, a real duel looms

ED GARST
... Sprint champ
** *
for the victory at the 50-yard dis-
tance.
Some of Iowa's big men have
left their alma mater, notably,
Bowen Stassforth, the excellent
breast stroke specialist, but the
Hawkeyes still retain a good
working nucleus.

When the Michigan wrestlers
head into battle against the rest of
the Western Conference this week-
end, they will be looking for their
fourth first place finish in the
history of the tournament.
In the years 1930, 1938, and
1944, theWolverine grapplers
came in ahead of the rest of the
pack.
* * *
MANY TIMES in the past they
have also finished second or third,
and only once have they been be-
low fifth place.
This is indeed a record to be
proud of, and this year's team is
hardly one that is liable to ruin
the Wolverine's reputation,
When they enter the Northwest-
ern field house, the mighty Keen
men will be rated as one of the
top four teams in the Big Ten.
Only Purdue, Ohio State and
Michigan State can be even com-
pared to the Wolverine grapplers.
OF THESE Michigan State- Is
given only an outside chance of

copping the title won last year by
Purdue.
The Boilermakers are again
very strong, but this year they
wil have to contend with much
stronger opposition if they are
to walk off with their fourth mat
crown in succession.
Ohio State and Michigan are
really the two top seeded teams.
When these two teams met last
weekend neither one gave way and
the final score of 12-12 shows that
a real battle is in store come Fri-
day and Saturday.
Last year the Wolverines came
in third in the Conference with
Dave Space and Bill Stapp regis-
tering second place decisions, and
accounting for eight of the Wol-i
verines' fifteen points.
This year these two are back
along with Larry Nelson and Jack
Gallon, both of whom are unde-
feated. There are really very few
weak spots on the team and as a
whole things should be looking up
this weekend.

* *

Grapplers Vie With Buckeyes
For BigTen Championship

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