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Florida State Wins
NCAA Gym Meet
All shades of past loyalty flew out the Intramural Building win-
dows last night as mighty Bill Roetzheim, a former Illinoisan, put on
practically a one man show to give Florida State the NCAA Gymnastic
Meet over Illinois and Southern California, who tied for second.
Roetzheim compiled 23 of his teams 26 points taking firsts in the
all-around and high bar. Only individual champions to retain their
titles successfully were Michigan's Ed Buchanan in the trampoline
and Syracuse's Leo Minotti in the rope climb.
* * * *
OTHER INDIVIDUAL titleholders and their events are: Joe
Kotys of Kent State, side horse; Jim Beckner of Southern California,
parallel bars; Mel Stout of Michigan State, flying rings; and Bob
Sullivan of Illinois, tumbling.
Following the three leaders were Navy, Kent State, Syracuse,
and Michigan State. Michigan with Buchanan and Ettl copping
points in the tramp and high bar respectively wound up with
eight and a half points which was good for ninth place.
Roetzheim with 23 points and Carmen Regna with three counters
constituted the Florida State attack which broke up the Illini annual
ownership of the NCAA crown.
WINNING THE title was particularly pleasing to the habitually
smiling Florida State captain for he formerly attended the University
of Illinois and was a native of Chicago.
Another ex-member of the Illinois official family, Hartley Price,
coached the Seminoles to their initial NCAA pennant. Price formerly
tutored the Illini to four NCAA titles.
FINAL STANDINGS-Florida State, 26; Illinois and Southern
California, 2382; Navy, 181/2; Kent State, 17; Syracuse, 16; Michi-
gan State, 131/2; Army, 9y2; MICHIGAN, 81; Temple, 7; Iowa
and Penn State, 5; California, 2; Minnesota, 1.
SIDE HO ISE-Kotys, Kent State, first; Rabbitt, Syracuse,
second; Roetzheim, Florida State, third.
ROPE CLIMB-Minotti, Syracuse, first; Nall, Navy, second;
Burke, Navy, and Houser, Illinois, tied for third.
HIGH BAR-Roetzheim, Florida State, first; Lewis, Navy,
second; Regna, Florida State, third.
PARALLEL BARS-Beckner, Southern California, first;
Kotys, Kent State, second; Roetzheim, Florida State, third.
FLYING RINGS-Stout, Michigan State, 'first; Gallante,
Temple, second; Kleberg, Army, third.
TUMBLING-Sullivan, Illinois, first; Bedard, Illinois, second;
Roy, Southern California, third.
TRAMPOLINE-Buchanan, Michigan, first; Harris, Iowa,
second; Sidlinger, Illinois, third.
ALL AROUND-Roetzheim, Florida State, first; Kotys, Kent
State, second; Stout, Michigan State, third.

Spring Grid Drills Begin Tomorrow

'M' Must Rebuild
Backfield Power
The Wolverine begins its year-
ly claw-sharpening tomorrow.
Michigan's defending confer-
ence football champions take to
the Ferry Field turf again for the
opening day of the 1951 spring
practice season, faced with the
problem of rebuilding a backfield
and deepening reserve strength
on the line.
COACH Bennie Oosterbaan will
put an expected 100 candidates
through preliminary paces. Most
of that number are hopefuls from
last season's freshman and junior
varsity squads.
Letterwinners are not obli-
gated to take part in the drills,
though some veterans do so in
order to grab a head start on
the following fall's conditioning.
With the graduation of Don Du-
fek and Charlie Ortmann, who
were the offensive standouts in
Michigan's Rose Bowl victory,
Oosterbaan must find replace-
ments at the tailback and full-
back positions.
IT'S LIKELY that the fullback
replacement will have to come
from freshman ranks, since Du-
fek's stand-in, Ralph Straffon,
has also completed his eligibility.
Best of last season's freshman
fullbacks was rugged Dick Baltz-
hiser, from Wheaton, Illinois.
He'll get a good chance to dis-
play his proclivities duringthe
six-week-long spring stretch.
At halfback, Oosterbaan has
Don Peterson, a letterman, and
captain Bill Putich, who could be
converted from quarterback. But

man Al Schultz, will be vying for
a top-drawer spot in the fall grid
* * *
line is at center, where Tony
Momsen and Carl Kreager are lost
by graduation. Roger Zatkoff ap-
All men interested in sopho-
more football managers' posi-
tions for the fall of 1951 please
report to Ferry Field Monday
at 3:00.
-Lee Stock
pears to be a certainty at the line-
backing position, but the offen-
sive post is open to speculation.
Reserves from last season at
the ball-snapping post include
Wayne Melchlori and Howard
Welch. Dick Ylrkosky is an out-
standing freshman prospect.
Reserve strength is the main
problem at the other line posi-
tions. Freshmen Gene Knutson
and Bob Topp at end; Jim Balog
and Herbert Geyer at tackle; Dick
Beison and Joel Schmidt at guard
will receive careful attention from
line coach Jack Blott and Ooster-
ALL CANDIDATES will be as-
piring to the acquisition of the
Meyer Morton award, annual tro-
phy given to the most improved

player in the spring practice
drills. The race for the award ap-
pears to be wide open at the pre-
sent, with any one of a dozen men
appearing to-have a good chance.
At other Big Ten schools, spring
drills have either started or will
start this week.
Ohio State's so-near-and-yet-
so-far 1950 team is intact for
next season with the exception
of linemen Tom Watson, Bill
Trautwein and Bob Momsen,
N and backfield men Chuck Gan-
dee and Dick Widdoes. Under
new coach Woody Hayes, they
started practice last Wednesday
and will continue until May 12.
Northwestern's B o b Voights
faces a greater rebuilding job than
does Oosterbaan. He has only
three regulars returning from his
1950 offensive and defensive
teams. The Wildcats celebrate
their centennial year next fall
with a schedule which includes
games with Army and Navy.
The draft will probably be a
problem for all teams to contend
with, since a substantial number
of eligible men will leave cam-
puses for the service following this
school year.
The 1951 conference race may
well be decided by the respective
strength of the contenders' fresh-
man squads. First year men will
be eligible to participate starting
next fall.

-Daily-Roger Reinke
SIDE HORSE SOVEREIGN-Joe Kodys, of Kent State College,
who won the side horse championship and finished second in
all-around competition in the NCAA gymnastics tournament.
Marshall Sparks Yale
To NYCA A Swim Victorye

Howe Breaks
Ice with 2nd
Blue Laws End
Hub-Leaf Draw
MONTREAL - (P) -Big Gordie
Howe celebrated his twenty-third
birthday by scoring the winning
goal as the Detroit Red Wings bol-
stered their hopes of a second
straight Stanley Cup triumph with
a 2-0 shutout of the Montreal
Canadiens in the Forum here last
Detroit now trails Les Canadiens
2-1 in their best-of-seven semi-
final Cup series.
* *
HOWE'S MARKER at 16:23 of
the second period broke a string
of 2.18:42 scoreless minutes by
Montreal goalie .Gerry McNeil, be-
ginning after Leo Reise's.goal at
1:10 in the third period of the
first playoff game.
The Toronto Maple Leafs and
the Boston Br u in s blttled
through one overtime to a one-
all the last night in Toronto be-
fore a city blue law prohibiting
Sunday sports stopped the game
at midnight.
Bill Barilko scored for the Leafs
in the first period and Johnny
Pierson tied the count for Boston
in the second frame.
The game will be completely
replayed at some future date,
probably after a two-game series
in Boston which opens tonight.
Captain Sid Abel added the
second Wing marker unassisted
at 13:25 of the final stanza as
he used Canadiens' Doug Har-
vey for a screen on a 45 footer
that nicked the post on the way
past McNeil.
Co-starring with Abel and Howe
was goalie Terry Sawchuck, who
came up with several phenomenal
saves in the second and third per.
iod to score a well-deserved shut-
Defensemen Butch Bouchard
and Tom Johnson were Saw-
chuck's main worries as they
bore the brunt of a desperate
Montreal attack. Each hit the
post twice in the third satnza.
Sawchuck stopped 24 shots to
McNeil's 31 saves, but the Detroit
net-minder had much the tougbar
Close-checking playoff hockey
by both teams ensued for the first
period and a half before Howe
came through with his timely goal
on an assist from Bob Goldham.
Then the Canadiens attempted t¢
speed up play, but they were throt-
tled by a Red Wing forechecking

Special to The Daily
AUSTIN, TEX. - Yale's great
sophomore swimmer, John Mar-
shall, added the world's and NCAA
440-yard free style record to his
collection here last night as the
Bulldogs toppled Ohio State from
its title perch with 81 points.
Marshall's teammate, Dick Tho-
man, set another NCAA mark in

STEW ELLIOTT of Michigan
took a very close third in the 100-
breast behind Princeton's Bob
Brawner,jwho won in 1: 01.1, and
Bob Frojen of Stanford. Elliott
was three-tenths of a second be-
hind the winner in a very closeG
Bernie Kahn was fifth in the
back stroke 2 seconds behind

H d' Takes Distance Medley;
Hurdles Record Disqualified

G rape fruit
By The Associated Press
St. Petersburg, Fla.
New York (N) .....000 000 010-1 5 2
St. Louis (N)...000 200 OOx2 8 2
Jansen and Westrum; Poholsky and'
Phoenix, Arizona
Pittsburgh (N) . .002 400 010- 7 16 2
New York (A) ....310 033 00x-10 11 1
Werle, Pettit (7) and McCullough,
Fitzgerald (7); Porterfield, Peterson
(5) and Berrm, Houk.
Hrs: PGH (N)-Metkovich, Bell,
Kiner; NY (A)-Jensen.
San Antonio, Texas
Chicago (A) ......061 000 000-7 15 4
St. Louis (A).000 021 002-5 9 2
Pierce, Hurd (8) and Masi, Erautt (8);
Starr, Johnson (2), Kennedy (9) and
Tuscon, Arizona
Chicago (N)...320 030 120-11 15 3
Cleveland (A) ... 220 202 000- S 16 2
Rush, McLish (5) and Burgess; Fell-
er, Flores (7), Fahr (9) and Murray.
Hrs: Chi-Sauer two, Mauro, Fondy.
Orlando, Fla.
Philadelphia (N) ..030 100 100-5 9 0
Washington (A) ..102 200 20x-7 10 0
Stuffel, Christante (5), and Wilber;
Sima, Moreno (7) and Graso.
Hrs: Nicholson, P. (N) two.
Tampa, Fla.
Boston (A).......000 001 010-2 6 4
Cincinnati (N) .... 200 100 02x-5 6 1
Taylor, Stobbs (7) and Guerra; Fox,
W~ehmeier (6) and Scheffing.
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Toronto (INT) ...001 231 000- 7 12 0
Philadelphia (A) 810 310 10x-23 22 1
Raney, Fine (1), Robertson (5) and
Heslet; Brissie, Scheib (6) and Tip-
ton, Daly (7).

Five Freshn
Tennis Prae
"Varsity tennis stars from fresh-
man prospects grow," is an ap-
propriate twist to an old saying
that makes it applicable to tennis
coach Bill Murphy's policy of
maintaining a crew of frosh net-
ters every spring.
Each fall Murphy calls for
rookie tryouts to show their strokes
on the court, and from these he
selects five or six of the most
promising to practice with the var-
sity when spring rolls around.
officially begun, Murphy hesitates
to rate this year's frosh squad in-
dividually, except in a rough man-
However, round-robin intra-
squad play will begin soon with
Ray Walmouth, Jim Stevens,
Farrel LeVasseur, Bob Mitchell,
and Howie Willens contesting for
the top rung on the freshman
Of these, the two top prospects
are probably Walmouth and Ste-
vens. The latter hails from Glen-
coe, Illinois, where he attended
New Trier High School, producer
of numerous Wolverine gymnastic
"Birdie," as the slender Stevens
is popularly known, captained the
New Trier netters for two seasons,
and led them to district and league

the 100-yard backstroke, beating 4 reserve strength is needed, and
Ieerehtent imneednad
out heavily-favored Jack Taylor Thoman. JVs Jim Eldridge, Bob Hurley,
of Ohio State in 57.5. The medley relay team of El- and Terry Nulf, along with fresh-
liott, Kahn, and Dave Neisch
swam a creditable 2:56 in placing
S : ourt. Two Michigan
B elpin 1. Richard Thoman, Yale;2. re hn f
ien To Be n ac Taylor sU; 3. WilliamFeshmen Cop
Sonner, OSU; 4. Harold Shoup, Laurels
'DI SC; 5. Bernard Kahn, MICH- H a i e S s i n GN "EeetBokPr
due. :57.5 (New NCAA meet
record . . . old record :57.6, set Special to The Daily
r by Jack Taylor, OSU, in prelim- DETROIT -Y Two Wolverine
titles in 1950. He also took a share b akToOU inarrelim- freshmen grapplers, Snip Nalan
of the Chicago district doubles anes).eshmn 'graugessyscore
championship last year. 100-YARD BREASTSTROKE Drick w'shaughnessy, scored
* * -LRobet Bawne, Pinceon-impressive wins in the Michigan
** * -I. Robert Brawner, Princeton;AA wrsln chmisip
WALMOUTII divided his prep 2. Bob Frojen, Stanford; 3. Stu- AAU wrestling championships
school experiences between Royal art Elliott, MICHIGAN; 4. Da- Fighting at 128 pounds Nalan
Oak (Mich.) High and Culver Mili- vid aPtton, MSC; 5. Richard pinned team-mate Sandy Schem-
tary Academy. During his stay at M a g n u s o n, Washington; 6. nitz in 7:43, and O'Shaughnessy
Culver he annexed the Midwest Charles Guyer, Georgia. 1:01.1. defeated Lowell Cage of Michigan
Prep Conference singles champion- 100-YARD FREESTYLE -1. State, 5 to 5 on the referee's de-
ship in 1949; a severe case of pneu- Clark Scholes, MSC; 2. Robert cision.
monia prevented his defense of the Brown, Iowa State; 3. Donald * * *
title last spring. Sheff, Yale; 4. Rae Reid, Yale; THREE OTHER members of
The Birmingham lad is active in 5. Bill Stovall, Oklahoma. (Rob- the Michigan contingent saw final
his hometown tennis club, besides ert Nugent, Rutgers, disquali- round action.
keeping in trim during the winter fied for missing a turn). :51.0. Freshman Norm Mangouni lost
with opposition from Mrs. Jean 440-YARD FREESTYLE-l. by an eyelash in the 121-pound
Hoxie and her proteges from Ham-
John Marshall, Yale; 2.. Wayne division to Norm Gill of Lansing
tramck, hotbed of Michigan tennis. Moore, Yale; 3. James McLane, Athletic Club, Ji mSmith suf-
This week Cincinnati Withrow Yale; 4. Peter Cole, Stanford; 5.
High School produced Mitchell, Bert McLachlan, MSC; 6. Bud
a soft-spoken Lit School fresh- Wallen, Northwestern.- 4:30.2
man. At Withrow he played 1I
number two singles, and suf E -150 - Y A R D INDIVIDUAL If 1 JIU
fered but one defeat in the last MEDLEY -1. Peter Salmon,
two seasons as his team tied for Washington; 2. Wallace Wolf,
city honors. Southern California; 3. Larry S P ORT S
Meyey Iniaa;4.Roals.hn
The quiet Buckeye's most not- Meyer, Indiana; 4. Ronald John-
able achievement was a decision Yale; 6. Jose Balmores, OSU. Night Editor: GEORGE FLINT
over the state prep titlist of In- 1:32.4. NgtEio:GOG LN
diana. ________________
MITCHELL SPENDS his sum- 1. David "Skippy" Browning, MSC's Dick Hoke, .4-0, and Harold
mers on the tennis court, but not Texas, 144.75 points; 2. Roger Holt was decisioned , by Ike
in the customary fashion. He works Hadlich, Yaye, 128.93; 3. Rob- fered a shutout at the hands of
for the city recreation department, ert Clotwor'thy, OSU, 127.63; 4. Mouganis of Michigan State
marking courts and keeping them Al Coffey, OSU, 125.15; 5. Joehg Normal, 8-2.
in shape. Marino, OSU, 116.50; 6. Merrill Bruce Bemis was the final
The fifth member of the quintet Hodges, Washington, 101.25. Maize and Blue victor of the eve-
is Willens, a transfer from Stan- 300-YARD MEDLEY RELAY ning as he captured the Consola-
ford where he played freshman --1. OSU (Jack Taylor, Jerry tion 135-pound title. Wolverine
tennis. Transfers are considered as Holan, Herb Kobayashi); 2. Ted Kazmierzak gained the Con-
freshmen under Big Ten eligibility MSC; 3. Stanford; 4. Michi- solation finals in the 145-pound
rules. Willens is a native of Oak gan; 5. Purdue; 6. Southern Cal- class onl yto lose a 1-1 referee's
Park, Illinois. ifornia. 2:52.2. decision to Spartan Vito Perrone.


Special to The Daily
LAFAYETTE-Michigan's dis-
tance medley team of Al Rankin,
Charles Whiteaker, Aaron Gor-
don, and Don McEwen scored a
first-place victory in the Purdue
Relays here last night, while the
Wolverines' mile relay team f in-
ished second behind Illinois and
Whiteaker took second in the Uni-
versity 1,000 yard run.
The Wolverines' 240-yard shut-
tle hurdle relay team of Van
Bruner, Jim Mitchell, Wally Atch-
ison, and Captain Don Hoover
bettered the American indoor rec-
ord for the distance but was dis-
TWO RECORDS fell during the
evening's program as Don Laz
broke his two year old meet mark
of 14' 151" in the pole vault with
a leap of 14' 2%" and Beloit
lowered the college sprint medley
record to 3:36.8, .2 of a second
under the mark set by Grinnell
last year.
The Wolverine medley team,
which holds the world record

of 10:08.9 ran the two and
one-half miles in 10:17.8 last
night. In winning the relay the
Michigan quartet finished ahead
of Indiana, Marquette, Illinois,
and Drake.
Michigan's mile relay was beat-
en out by the Elini who covered
the distance in the time of 3:27.3.
Purdue, Notre Dame, and Iowa
followed the Wolverines to the
finish line.
Whiteaker placed second be-
hind the Illini's Lawton Lamb,
third place finisher in the Con-
ference 880-yard run, in the
1000-yard test last night.
Whiteaker, in finishing second,
beat out Dewey Johnson - of
Drake and John Mohar of
Notre Dame.
The Wolverines' shuttle hurdle
team was disqaulified when one
of its runners left his mark too
early. The time recorded by the
unfortunate quartet was 29.6, one-
half of a second better than
Michigan State's 1949 record.
Missouri won the event with a
30.2 effort.

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