WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1951
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Canham To Show
Coach Don Canham unveils his
1952 edition of the Wolverine thin-
clads to track fans in the annual
Christmas time trials at 7:15 to-
night in Yost Field House.
Field events start at 7:15, with
running beginning 15 m i n u t e s
TOP ATTRACTION of the trials
will be the debut of a host of high-
ly touted freshitian and sophomore
Track followers will get their
first view of former Michigan
high school broad jump and
hurdle champion "Junior" Stiel-
stra, who is expected to fill the
gap left by graduation of last
years top hurdler, Don Hoover.
Sophomore sensation John Ross
will be pitted against distance ace
Don McEwen and George Lynch,
transfer from Illinois, in what
might be a surprise finish in the
* * *
THE RACE to watch should be
the half mile featuring George Ja-
cobi, Chuck Whiteaker, and for-
mer miler Aaroh Gordon. Jacobi
and Whiteaker are stellar per-
formers, but they face stiff com-
petition from sophomores Bill Bar-
ton and Ross, who has an excel-
lent 1:53.8 half mile to his credit
Jack Carroll, another sopho-
more, leads the 440 crew despite
the fact that lettermen Joe La-
Rue and Al Rankin are back.
Carroll is favored because he
won the quarter mile race in the
Columbus Relays last year while
Field events claim top prospects
in Fritz Nilsson, shot putter who
represented Sweden in the '48
Olympics, and pole vaulter Bren-
nen Gillespie. Although a fresh-
man, Gillespie has already topped
the 13 foot mark.
Defeat by Butler Shows
Cagers Need Experience,
Kaufmann Impressive for Michigan Squad;
Butler Ace Breaks Yost Fieldhouse Record
olverine Swimmers Look
To Big Ten After AAU Meet
By GENE MACKEVICH
Experience is a good teacher,
but sometimes its price is too high
and its results may come too
This is the dilemma in which
Michigan basketball coach Ernie
McCoy finds himself after the
team's second non-conference set-
back Monday night.
AFTER LOSING to Butler, 63-
53, McCoy plans to throw his re-
building program into high gear
this week against Pennsylvania
Thursday night and Colorado on
Monday's setback was, in part,
a result of experimentation
(which always involves some
trial and error) on the part of
McCoy in order to channel his
The Wolverines used 11 players
in their search for a winning com-
bination. The starting five was
made up of a freshman, two soph-
omores, a junior and a senior.
Therefore, three of the five play-
ers were starting their second col-
IMPRESSIVE for the Maize and
Blue was freshman forward Ralph
I-M basketball referees will
have a meeting this afternoon
at the I-M Building. First
games are scheduled for Mon-
day, January 7.
Kaufmann, who hit for five field
goals and tossed in two free
But the whole show was a six
foot, 175 pound senior named
Orvis Burdsall, who set a new
Yost Fieldhouse individual re^-
ord by scoring a total of 29
points. The old record of 28
tallies belonged to Michigan's
Detroit 5, Boston 5 (tie)
The Wolverinessreally lost the
contest in the first period when
they were unable to hit any of
their first 17 shots from the floor.
Milt Mead finally hit the first two-
pointer with a corner shot as the
eight minute horn blew.
DURING the final three periods
the home team out-scored Butler
by a one point margin, 49-48, but
the game had already been lost.
Interesting to note is the fact
that McCoy used five guards
during the contest, and all of
them combined could only col-
lect a total of four points.
This means, of course, that the
front line, consisting mainly of
Skala, Mead, Dick Williams, and
Kauffman, carried the greater load
of Michigan's scoring.
Now that the Michigan A.A.U.
meet is history, Michigan's swim-
mers are looking toward the open-
ing of Western Conference compe-
tition January 12, when they en-
gage Northwestern in a dual meet
at the Intramural pool.
Michigan's pre-season rating as
one of the top Big Ten swimming
powers was given added impetus in
the A.A.U. meet as Wolverine nat-
ators swept to first place in every
were the performances of several
of the highly touted freshmen
John Sampson and Burwell
"Bumpy" Jones set new Michi-
gan A.A.U. records in the 200-
yard back stroke and the 440-
yard free style, respectively.
Jones' time of 4:41.4 cracked the
old record of 4:46.3, while Samp-
son bettered the best previous time
for his event by about three sec-
record of 4:42.1 in his race.
ANOTHER FRESHMAN, Jim
Walters, outlasted some strong op-
ponents to take first place in the
diving competition. He won the
event with a total of 272.4 points.
His nearest rival, Louis Michaud,
from Michigan State, could gather
only 225.6 points.
Sophomore Don Hill, although
he didn't set any new records,
swam one of the best races of
the meet when he turned in an
exceptionally fast time in the
John Davies and Stu Elliott,
Michigan's ace breast strokers,
also lived up to expectations. Da-
vies edged Elliott in the closest
race of the meet, the 100-yard
breast stroke. Davies time of
1:01.2 was not quite as fast as the
winning time of 1:00 that he
turned in last year's A.A.U. meet
in the same event.
Before the finals began in the
evening Coach Matt Mann was
presented a plaque by the Detroit
Department of Parks and Recrea-
tion fo rhis long service to youth
in the field of swimming.
onds. Jones also broke the
In Cage Poll
NEW YORK-(P)-The number
one jinx has caught up with St.
John's of Brooklyn.
A week ago, Kentucky was
picked as the top college basketball
team in the country by sports-
writers and sportscasters in the
Associated Press poll. Minnesota
then lowered the boomon Ken-
Taking that defeat into con-
sideration along with St. John's
fine victory string, the balloteers
boosted the Redmen and select-
ed them first with Kentucky
The votes had just about been
counted Monday night when re-
bounding Kentucky massacred the
Redmen, 81-40, in Lexington.
The top ten, with first-place
Maglie Second Best
Among NL Hurlers
NEW YORK-(P)--Chet Nichols,
20-year-old Boston Braves south-
paw, yesterday became the young-
est pitcher ever to win the Na-
tional League earned run title.
The poised youngster from
Pawtucket, R.I., completing his
third year of pro ball, allowed
50 earned runs in 156 innings
for an average of 2.88 per nine-
Sal Maghe, won-and-lost leader
in 1950, finished second to Nichols
with a 2.93 earned run average.
Warren Spahn of the Braves,
third in earned run average
with 2.98, pitched the most com-
plete games 26, most shutouts 7,
gave the most walks 109 and
tied with Brooklyn's Don New-
combe for most strikeouts, 164.
Back of Nichols, Maglie and
Spahn there was a three way tie
for fourth place at 3.03 among
Preacher Roe, Larry Jansen and
Robin Roberts of the Phils. Al
Brazie of St. Louis and Vern Bick-
ford of Boston followed.
- Daily-Roger Reinke
. , out in front
Cooney Tops 'M' Pucksters in Scoring
votes in parentheses:
1. St. John's (36)............
2. Kentucky (15)..............
3. Illinois (12)...............
4. St. Louis (3) ...............
5. Kansas State (3)...........
6. Indiana (5).................
7. Kansas (15)...............
8. Washington (4).............
9. North Carolina State.......
10. Seton Hall ..................
Sophomore wing Pat Cooney
leads the Michigan hockey team
in the way of scoring for the five
games played thus far this season.
The Windsor puckster ha's
blasted home seven goals and a
total of 13 points to top his team-
mates in both of those depart-
HIS TWO cohorts on Coach Vic
Heyliger's first line, George Chin
and Earl Keyes, are tied for the
lead in assists with seven, and
trail Cooney in total points with
All told, this offensive combi-
nation has accounted for 16 of
the 34 Wolverine goals that have
brought four victories in five
Cooney was particularly effect-
ive during the 4-1 and 6-4 sweep
of the Toronto series last weekend
as he scored twice each night and
garnered five points.
ANOTHER sophomore, Chin,
had his biggest night so far in-the
victory over Montreal when he
tallied six points on two goals and
Chin was bogged down by a
heavy cold and he saw limited
action against Toronto. In fact
he missed the entire third per-
iod of the first game.
With respect to penalties the
Wolverines have reformed since
the Michigan State debacle in
which they served 33 minutes in
the sin bin. This is as much as
they have spent in their last four
* * *
IN THE GOAL tending depart-
ment, WillardsIkolafhas shown
impressively despite face injuries
in three of the five games. Play-
ing all but nine and a half min-
utes he has allowed 12 shots to
get past him.
Freshman Bill Lucier, who
saw action for nine minutes at
East Lansing, has not been
scored upon, while Maas was
beaten once in his 30 second re-
placement of Ikola at the end
of the second Toronto game.
Ikola, coming to be known as
the player who uses his head most,
was hit with the puck in the lip in
pre-game practice at Michigan
S t a t e, taking four, stitches.
Against Montreal, a blast glanced
off another player and struck the
plucky sophomore in the right
SATURDAY night he left the
game after stopping a rebound
with the right side of his mouth.
Final tabulation on that injury
has one tooth knocked out, three
other badly chipped, and three
stitches in the lip.
The Eveleth, Minn. goalie has
been eating only liquids through
a straw, but he was in the nets
during practice yesterday, and
probably will start against Den-
ver tomorrow night, when the
Wolverines resume competition
in the Midwest Hockey League.
Denver and Michigan are tied
for first place, and they play here
tomorrow and Friday in league
tilts. The Pioneers topped Colo-
rado College, 4-3, for two points
in the standings, while the Wol-
verines beat Michigan State for
their league win.
The complete official statistics
for five games:
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