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W~ith the
Associate Sports Editor

Br ans Blank

oronto in Opener, 2-0

I 4

T HE BRILLIANT CAREER of gymnastics' "Mr. Trampoline" reaches
a dramatic climax this weekend.
Chunky Edsel "Tex" Buchanan of the Wolverines will shoot for
hIs third straight national collegiate championship, and the indica-
tioqs are he's in for quite a battle to retain his coveted crown. It's a
little different from two years ago when Buchanan had things pretty
much his own way in sweeping practically every possible honor on
th6 trampoline.
Even last year the competition was stiffer to the extent that
Ed lost his Big Ten title, and this year there are at least a half
dozen other trampoliners that have an excellent chance to topple
k him from his lofty perch in the gymnastics' world.
Even the fact that Buchanan failed last Saturday in his second
attempt to regain his lost conference championship doesn't detract
k mch from this week's show at the IM Building. Ed's unfortunate
tumble in the Madison meet is only proof of the fact that in gymnas-
tics one doesn't have a bad day ... and get a second chance. The
Wolverine gym captain apparently had one of his few poor afternoons.
Most of the contenders for Ed's NCAA crown will come from
the Western Conference. They will be headed by Bill Harris of
Iowa, last year Big Ten champ, Bruce Sidlinger, this year's con-
terence winner from Illinois, Dennis Harget of Ohio State, and
Verne Evans of Minnesota. Some of these lads have attempted
and are successfully perforhing stunts that were unheard of a
year or so ago, and therein lies an interesting side of the Bucha-
nan story.
- Ed doesn't even try to match the difficulty of some of the stunts
that his rivals are trying. Instead he strives for what is called in the
gymnast lingo, continuity or "swing time." It's been the secret of his
success up to now and he will stand or fall with it this weekend.
* * * -*
IN A WAY ED symbolizes a sort of trampoline philosophy or theory.
While the others, like Harris or Sidlinger, strive for more and more
difficult acrobatics to impress the judges, Ed works for perfection of
a moderately hard routine. With the officials judging performance
and difficulty on a 50-50 basis, a miscue on a difficult performance
just about knocks the gymnast out of the running.
Buchanan has developed the "swing time" routine to its up-
ipost. By this is meant that he is about the only known athlete
who can run through his one minute trampoline routine without
taking a free bounce between stunts to regain stability or attain
greater height. His show is definitely a crowd pleaser, and so
far it has favorably impressed most of the judges.
Last year Ed used a triple twist in his tramp repertoire but de-
cided to throw it out this year because the risk of injury and failure
was too great. Harris, however, is reported to be working on a back
doable full flivvis, in the layman's language-two back summersaults
with two twists thrown in. It's almost impossible even to visualize.
The trampoline itself is still in comparative infancy in the
Western Conference, this being its fourth year of existence as a
regular gymnastic event., With some of the aforementioned
stunts being attempted, some of the coaches, including Michigan's
Newt Loken, were afraid that the event was running away with
Loken, in an article for the "Athletic Journal," 4, year ago wrote
that he forecasted with "consternation" the fact that even more
difficulty would be attempted in the next few years. He felt that
"it was time to take stock of the situation ... before an unfortunate
accident resulted."
The recent Big Ten meet pleased Loken to some extent, though,
because it appeared that a leveling process was taking place and some
of the dare-devils were beginning to strive for that thing called con-
tinuity. In any event'the tramp is easily the most popular event on
the gymnastic slate, and the sport would suffer immeasurably if it was
thrown out.
Getting back to Buchanan, it would be safe- to predict that the
Wolverine ace will be out to redeem himself this week after his flop
last Saturday in Madison. Ed, who has been unbeaten in dual meet
affairs this year, will have the advantage of working on a tramp that
is familiar to him. That can be an important factor in many in-

New Question Marks Greet Oosterbaan

* *


Headaches come in bigger pack-
ages than aspirins.
In football coach Bennie Ooster-
baan's case, the already problem-
atic life of a collegiate mentor has
been further complicated by a pair
C a n d i d a t e s interested in
coming out for Spring football
practice may pick up. equip-
ment at the Field House the re-
mainder of this week. Practice
will begin Monday afternoon,
April 2.
-Bennie Oosterbaan
of new problems which present
themselves for the 1951 season.
expected 100 aspirants at the open-
ing spring practice session this
Monday, he must deal with the im-
ponderables brought on by the
draft and by the Big Ten's new
freshman eligibility rule.
The draft is a problem which
WAA Needs
Male Helpers
For Conclave
Michigan men will have the
chance of a lifetime to meet 400
charming women from colleges all
over the country when the Ath-
letic Federation of College Women
hold its biennial convention in
Ann Arbor April 10 through 13.
Highlighting t h e convention
will be a co-recreation night to
be held at the I-M building, Wed-
nesday evening, - April 11. The
Women's Athletic Association is
acting as the hostess, but they
cannot do their job properly un-
less they recruit enough men to
entertain each of the women rep-
resentatives in the corecreational
activities planned.
* * *
ranged so that throughout the
evening there will be rotation of
the various sports available to the
participants, namely badminton,
swimming, volleyball, paddleball,
handball, squash and square danc-
ing, too.
Interested men staying in and
around campus during the spring
recess may contact Barbara Moly-
neaux of the WAA or sign up at
Barbour or Waterman Gymnasi-
ums, at the I-M Building or at
the Union bulletin board.

compete in varsity athletics be-
ginning next fall, Oosterbaan stat-
ed that he might well use freshmen
in reserve or regular roles during
the coming campaign. This, of
course, would depend upon the
calibre of material on next season's
yearling squad.
"We've used freshmen on var-
sity teams before, so next season
won't be an entirely new situa-
tion," Oosterbaan said. He was
referring to the frequent parti-
cipation of freshmen during the
war years and particularly in
1945, when the football team
was almost an all-first-year
Spring practice sessions will be
suspended for the vacation period
starting a week from Friday, and
will resume for a five-week stretch
after the recess period.
MOST OF THE MEN who'll take
part in the workouts will be sec-
ond-semester freshmen or sopho-
mores from last season's junior
varsity. The spring drills give the
Michigan coaching staff an oppor-
tunity to observe improvement on
the part of these men, and check
on the possibilities of filling the
numerous vacancies left by the
graduation of key backfield men
and several topflight linemen, in-
cluding 1950 captain Al Wahl.

Outof Town
Gymnasts from throughout the
country will practice their rou-
tines throughout the day at the
Intramural Building today pre-
paring for the NCAA Gymnastics
Meet which begins here tomorrow.
Squads from California, Iowa,
Temple and Syracuse arrived in
Ann Arbor yesterday. and kept
large crowds which gathered at
the IM Building amazed at their
tricky repetoires and polished
ILLINOIS AND Florida State,
the two meet favorites, are ex-
pected to arrive today, as is a
potent Southern California ag-
Preliminaries are set for Fri-
day. The afternoon session, which
begins at 1:30, will consist of rope
climb, free exercise, side horse,
high bar and trampoline. The
7:30 evening session will include
parallel bars, long horse, flying
rings and tumbling.
PRICES OF admission are 50c
for adults and students and 25c
for children for the preliminar-
ies, and, for the finals, $1.00 for
adults, 50c for students and 25c
for children.

Rollins Hurt in Cup Semis;
Ferguson, Dumart Counter

TORONTO - (A) - The Boston
Bruins upset the Toronto Maple
Leafs, 2-0, last night in the open-
ing game of their semi-final round
best of seven national hockey
league Stanley Cup playoff series.
Lorne Ferguson shot the Bruins
into the lead with a goal late in
the first period. Veteran Porky
Dumart sewed it up with a goal
shortly after the third period be-
AL ROLLINS, lanky rookie
goalie of the Leafs, was injured in
the first period and was forced to
leave the game.
Jack Gallineau, sophomore
Boston goalie performed bril-
liantly in the nets before 12,919
fans. The Bruins hadn't won a
game during the regular season
the Maple Leafs Gardens.
Ferguson, twenty year old left-
winger, got his goal by beating de-
fenseman Fern Flaman to the
puck when it was sleared from
the corner to the mouth of the
goal, Rollins was injured. He
strained a knee ligament when he
came dashing out almost to his
awn blue line to fend off a puck.
He collided with Pete Horeck of

. .. pigskin headaches again
won't actually need solving until
fall, but as far as long-range
plans are concerned, mobiliza-
tion is almost as great an enigma
as the proper defense to use
against Ohio State.
"We'll probably lose some boys;"
Oosterbaan said yesterday, "but a
fair percentage are in ROTC and
we shouldn't be in worse shape
than most of our opponents."
* * *
AS FOR THE freshman rule,
which allows first-year men to

White Sox Top Yanks; Giants Beat Cards

Carrasquel Chisox Star
With PerfectDay at Bat
PHOENIX, Ariz. -(P) - Short-
stop Chico Carrasquel enjoyed a
perfect day with five straight hits
as he led the Chicago White Sox
to a 10-8 victory overthe New
York Yankees yesterday. The
Venezuelan infielder's fifth safety
drove in the run which broke an
8-8 tie in the eighth inning.
A pair of veteran pitchers, Ed
Lopat of the Yanks, and Joe Dob-
son of the Sox were hammered
hard in the early innings. Lopat
gave up seven runs in three
frames before settling down. Dob-
son was flogged for 14 of the 18
Yankee hits in five innings, in-
cluding homers by Bill Johnson
and Johnny Hopp.
* *' *
Aided by third baseman Henry
Thompson's three-run inside-the-

park homer in the first inning,
the New York Giants turned back
the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-1, yes-
terday afternoon to square their
grapefruit league series with the
Redbirds at two games apiece.
Outfielder Whitey Lockman of
the Giants and Catcher Joe Gara-
giola of the Cards each made four
hits for perfect days at bat.
CLEARWATER, Fla. - (R)-Sid
Gordon's third inning home run
with the bases empty provided the
winning margin as the Boston
Braves defeated the Philadelphia
Phillies 3 to 2 in an exhibition
baseball game yesterday.
Gordon's blow was hit off Bubba
Church. All the Braves runs came
at the expense of Church who
pitched the first six innings. Ken
Heintzelman blanked them the
last three frames.
* * *
BUMS 7, A'S 7 (TIE)
MIAMI, Fla..-(A)-The Brook-

lyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia
Athletics played an 11-inning 7-7
tie game. The game was called
because of darkness yesterday.
Shortstop Tod Davis and out-
fielder Sam Chapman hit homers
for the A's. Eddie Miksis and
Pewee Reese clouted four-baggers
for the Brooks.
* * *
TAMPA, Fla.-(A)--The Cincin-
nati Reds spotted their lineup
with rookies yesterday and then
proceeded to blast the Indianapo-
lis Indians of the American Asso-
ciation to a 13 to 2 defeat. Cin-
cinnati's hitting hero was rookie
outfielder Bob Hazle. He combed
Indian pitchers for two doubles
and two singles.
TUCSON, Ariz. - (R) - Third
baseman Al Rosen smashed a
grand slam homer in the ninth
inning with the score tied yester-
day to give the Cleveland Indians
an 11-7 triumph over the St. Louis
It marked the Tribe's sixth
straight victory and the fourth
four-bagger in five games for last
year's American League home run
EL CENTRO, Calif.-(,?)-Out-
fielder Gus Bell rapped out two
doubles today to pace the Pitts-
burgh Pirates to a 11-2 victory
over the Chicago Cubs.
The Pirates collected 15 hits and
the Cubs eight, one of them a
home run by second baseman
Wayne Terwilliger in the first in-


spring .. .

' Losing NCAA Swim Prominence




rite c1'
g * ct
ig ? Perfect to the lost

Thirteen is the traditional un-
'lucky number, and it is certainly
doing a magnificient job of up-
holding its tradition as far as the
Michigan swimming squad is con-
Matt Mann's forces copped
twelve NCAA first places from 19-1
27, when the meet first began, to
1941. That, by a simple bit of
arithmetic, shows that Michigan
was the top college swimming
team in the country for twelve
years out of fifteen.'
* * *
THEN CAME the chase for vic-
tory number thirteen, which the
Maize and Blue gained the hard
way seven years and five second
places later.
That 1948 Michigan team
battled an Ohio State squad
which was rated about on even
terms with them, throughout
the season. After winning the
Big Ten Crown by about the
length of a six o'clock shadow,
62-59, the Wolverines went on
to the NCAA meet.
There, although they took but
one first when the 300-yard med-
ley relay trio of Captain Bob
Holiday, Bob Sohl, and Dave Tit-
tle closed out an undefeated sea-
son by getting what was then a
new 'meet record, Michigan .won
the meet 47-41, nosing out-you
guessed who-the Bucks.
* * *
THAT MICHIGAN squad boas-
ted little in the way of National
Champions, but much in the way
of excellent swimmers and spirit.
Getting up to thirteen cham-
Featuring Genuine
Bu A I I A L

pionships was tough, but get-
ting out of that bracket is a
whole lot tougher.
The outstanding reason for the
trouble is not the flirtatiousness
of Lady Luck, but simply our lit-
tle friends down in Columbus, O.
': * *
SINCE THE late 30's, Ohio
State has been moving more and
more into the center of the swim-
ming stage, or, more accurately,
diving into the middle of it.
Buckeye Coach Mike Pepje's
stranglehold on the board ev-
ent, together with a great many
other stars he has gathered to-
gether and trained, has put Ohio
State very much into the cham-
pionship picture.
This year, boasting one of the
strongest college swimming teams
ever brought together into one
aggregation, the Buckeyes are

Jat Avtozed
n0~S1 os9

trying for their third straight
NCAA title and sixth in the ser-
A YALE TEAM stands in their
way, however, which boasts
depth and championship po-
tential equal to that of the Big
Ten Champs. Yale has two NCAA
crowns to its credit, in 1942 and
1944, and stands a first rate
chance of making it three.
The Elis will begin their battle
with the Buckeyes starting to-
night when the grueling 1500 me-
ter race is run off prior to the
bulk of the events scheduled for
Friday and Saturday.
Yale's hopes rest upon Jimmy
McLane and possibly John Mar-
shall, while Jack Taylor who set
a record of 18:38.1 last year is a
doubtful starter, for the Buck-

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