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Ohio House
May ProbeJ
OSU Sports
Larkins Invites
COLUMBUS, Ohio -(A')- The
Ohio House got a request yester-
day to investigate the athletic de-
partment of Ohio State University
-termed "the graveyard of foot-
ball coaches."
That's what Rep. Howard W.
Oyster (Rep.-Washington) said
the school has become known as.
Ohio State has had five grid
coaches in the last decade and is
looking for a sixth to fill the va-
cancy left by Wesley E. Fesler,
now of Minnesota.
* -4 -.'
OYSTER, WHO DID not attend
Ohio State, wants particularly to
know whether tax money is spent
on sports there because he says
he's against that.
His resolution called for the
House finance committee, which
passes on appropriations to the
state-supported school, to make
the investigation. The House of
Representatives took no immed-
iate action on Oyster's request.
Richard C. Larkins, OSU ath-
letic director, commented:
"I hope the investigation will be
made because everything is clean
and clear." .
dits athletic department finances.
Oyster took a slap at Larkins
in his resolution. He criticized
the director for ordering the
Ohio State-Michigan game play-
ed here last Nov. 24 in a blizzard
over objections of both coaches.
Michigan won 9-3.
But what sent Oyster into ac-
tion was an Associated Press story
quoting 'Larkins as saying Ohio
State has a margin of about $20,-
000 a year in its all-athletic bud-

A replica of the torrid Mon-
treal series is in store for Wolver-
ine hockey fans when 'Vic Hey-
liger's, sextet hosts the Toronto
University Blues at the Coliseum
for a two game series beginning
tonight at 8:00 p.m.
The teams will wind up their
series tomorrow evening in a
game that starts at the usual 8:00
p.m. starting time.
WINNERS OF seven games in
ten starts, the Blues possess two
victories over the Montreal Cara-
bins, who beat the Maize and
Blue earlier in thq campaign.
If this fact isn't enough to
give Coach Heyliger night-
mares, he is also faced with the
realization that center Paul Pe-
low of the third line is ineligible
for the season and Gil Burford
won't be working up to par be-
cause of a leg injury suffered
in JColorado.
To replace Pelow, Heyliger has
moved defenseman Eddie May to
the third line to team with Gor-
die Naylor and Joe Marmo. The
latter will center the trio.
* * *
IT IS WITH this revamped
line-up that the Wolverines will
battle, the strong Toronto crew,
. * * *

A DANGEROUS man in the
Toronto corps is John MacDoug-
all, a third year man on the
Coach Heyliger has indicated
that he will start his second line


Top-flight Toronto Club
Here for Week-end Tilts



Michigan Vaulters Face
Illinois''Terrible Trio'
BEThe third of the terrible trio of
When Michigan's dream' team
ofWthe chigtrakn'rlsdr 'topole vaulters is Dick Calisch, who
of the cinder track travels down to has topped 13 feet 8 inches.
Champaign for a dual meet Sat-

urday, it will encounter the acid!
test of the 1951 dual season.
For the Leo Johnson-coached
Illinois squad is rated as the best
in years, with strength in nearly
every event.
One big reason for the Illini
rise (last year they were disap-
pointing in conference competi-
tion) is Johnson's amazing pole-
vaulting corps.
Leading the stratosphere-pierc-
ing contingent is latex-legged Don
Laz, whose unorthodox style and
fifteen-foot vault in practice
brought his name into national
headlines last year.
Lax established a dirt-runway
record recently with a vault of 14
feet 7% inches. He's capable of
the magic fifteen feet reached in
competition only by the fabulous
Cornelius Warmerdam and Par-
son Bob Richards.
But the brilliant Laz is only the
number one boy for the Illini in
the vault.
Behind him is the veteran Dick
Coleman, who consistently leaves
the crossbar on its standards at 14
feet and better. In last season's
outdoor conference meet he placed
second to Laz at 13'6".

With a sweep in the event in
nearly every meet, those nine
points are very valuable to John-
son, and will be especially so if
they materialize against Canham's
well-balanced team.

Gym Squad To Open Season
Minus Five Key Performers,

. . . flying "sparrow's

The Wolverine gymnastics
team, hard-hit by ineligibi.lity re-
gulations affecting five key var-
sity performers, leaves today for
Minneapolis where the first meet
of the season will be held with
Minnesota tomorrow.
"With ineligibility staring us
in the face," said Coach Newt Lo-
ken yesterday, "Minnesota has
the upper hand."
* * *
Barthell, Michigan's all-around
gymnast, is a severe blow to Lo-
.ken's Big Ten title chances. Bar-
thell won the Conference paral-
lel bars title twice, the tumbling
crown once, and placed consis-

tently high i'n the side horse and
on the flying rings.
The Michigan contingent will
be led by Captain Ed Buchanan,
trampoline ace, and Connie Ettl,
an all-around man.
* * *
BUCHANAN, holder of the
Conference trampoline crown, and
former NCAA and NAAU tram-
poline champion, is favored to
win that event, although the Go-
phers possess a fine pair of
trampoline artists in Dick Flood
and Verne Evans.
Other members of the Wolver-
ine traveling squad will include
Stick Davidson, Don Hurst, Jeff
Knight, Bob Checkley, Wally Nie-
mann and John Mills.

* * *
which is perhaps stronger
last year when it split a
with Michigan.

. . . goal getter
* * *
composed of John McKennell, Al
Bassey, and Earl Keyes. Starting
defensive positions will go to Bob
Heathcott and Graham Cragg
while Hal Downes will be protect-
ing the Michigan goal as usual.
Talbert Wields
Bat in NYC
Tennis Show
NEW YORK - OP) - Baseball's
Jackie Robinson will swing a ten-
nis racquet and tennis star Bill
Talbert will serve with a bat in a
unique tennis match tonight.
Rocky Graziano and Maxie
Rosenbloom of the fisticuffing
trade will oppose Frarnk Shields,
Jr., and Sidney Wood III, ten
year old sons of the international
stars of a decade ago. The odds
are 10 to 1 in favor of the kids.
Dozens of gorgeous glamor gals
also will appear in person, some
to play and some to promenade,
in a benefit show for the Ameri-
can National Theater and Aca-
All this will take place at the
seventh regiment armory in mid-
town Manhattan, site of the Na-
Saturday's wrestling meet
with Michigan State at 7:30
in Yost Field House will be ob-
served as homecoming. Every
grappler who has ever worn
the Maize and Blue is invited
to attend. Admission is free
for students, alumni, and fans.
Cliff Keen
tional Indoor Tennis champion-
ships which get under way the
following night for a nine-day
Quite a few of the ranking ten-
nis players will be on hand, too,
but they won't stand much of a
chance of gaining the limelight
with the above named stars and
such lookers as Denise Darcel,
Gene Tierney, Peggy Ann Garner,
Grace Kelly, Faye Emerson, Ella
Raines and Betty Von Fursten-
berg around.
Jose Ferrer and Douglas Fair-
banks of the stage and movies
will take on Billy Talbert and Don
McNeill in a doubles contest.

( I


The visitors' first line which
has done a good share of this
year's scoring for the Blues is
composed of 'wings Phil Arrow-
smith and Ernie Frey and cen-
ter Rich Howson. The line is a
bit on the 'small side with Ar-
rowsmith the largest at 172
To point out the efficiency of
this top trio, one only has to
glance at the first Toronto-Mon-
treal game where each chipped
in with two goals to lad the
Blues to victory.
Guarding the nets for Toronto
is Evan Leuty, a durable chap who
weighs 175 and stands five feet
eleven inches. This is Leuty's first'
full season in the Blues' nets.






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