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Y, JANUARY 14, 1953

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE TUREE

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Field Events Are Puzzle
In Indoor Track Picture

CAGERS VACATE CELLAR:
Wolverines Look Sharp in Iowa Victory

SPORTS SLANTS
. ..By Ed Whipple

S

BLUE LINE BANTER as Michigan's hockey team prepares to go
after another victory over Michigan State tonight:
Athletic Director Fritz Crisler has long since sacrificed "Terrible
John" McKennell's stick-handling talent to "the best interests of col-
lege hockey," but implications of McKennell's case remain.
1-Rival coaches aren't fussy about the means they use to try to
wreck Vic Heyliger's hockey crew. Which means the Wolverines must
be super-careful on hostile rinks from here on. The slightest display
of temper will bring the same treatment McKennell got.
2-Some sort of procedure and regulation is needed by the
Midwest Collegiate Hockey League to handle disputes. As of today,
what rules the Midwest loop have specify no penalty or no course
of action in the event of altercations with officials.
3-Hockey officials, especially in the Rocky Mountain area,
are too scarce and too incompetent. Even the Colorado coaches and
sportswriters lately have been criticizing their referees. Reports
indicate there would have been no disagreement after the game
in Denver had the referee known his business.
Nearly all the Rocky Mountain officials are former Colorado Col-
lege players. They need experience badly. More clinics and more jobs
working juvenile games would help.
Ace and 'Rabbitt' ...
7 IN THE Michigan-MSC area there are only three referees of any
note, namely Ace Lee, Clifford (Rabbitt) McVeigh, and Ed Sabbe.
This trio manages a half-way competent job generally, but their num-
ber should be supplemented.
Heyliger has been attempting to break in a new man, Connie
Hill, former Michigan defenseman. The bespectacled Hill has been
a third official in the Coliseum several times.
The Colorado hockey forces may find themselves buying tickets
to see the NCAA championships in March at the Broadmoor Hotel
in Colorado Springs.
Denver has already lost four league games, and Colorado Col-
lege has dropped three. The two will be cutting each other's
throats this weekend when they clash twice in Colorado Springs.
Michigan has lost only once and North Dakota is unbeaten in sit
games. Don't discount Minnesota, either. The Gophers are only
two down in the important "Loss" column of the standings.
* * * *
All the fans who crowded the Coliseum last weekend are still
wondering how a hockey team can beat a foe 13-2 one night, then
t lose to the same outfit, 2-1, the next. It ain't easy, but some nights
you can't make the right move and others you can't make a mistake.
Friday the Wolverines were hotter than a depot stove. Everything
they shot went at the net. Doug Mullen even scored from a faceoff
with one whack at the puck, which is an unusual feat in any hockey
league.
h * * * *
change iI Form..
SATURDAY WAS A different story. Earl Keyes, usually a dead shot,
wsllalone in front of the net with a chance to tie the game at
2-all in the third period. Keyes' blast was wide of goal by three feet.
If you're less mystically and more logically inclined, here's further
explanation: Heyliger turned prophet after the 13-2 runaway and
declared, "It'll be different tomorrow night; they're not that bad, and
they're tired from a long train ride."
Also, the Michigan puckehasers had been busier than a cat
on a tin roof, with three games in four days, having beaten Michi-
gan State a week ago today. That's a lot of hockey, even for hockey
players.
The same curious phenomenon occurred Monday night on the
basketball court. Three fans in the East Quad had been following the
I Mihigsi-Iowa battle via radio for the first half. The Wolverines were
working' so well the trio raced down to Yost Fieldhouse to enjoy the
second half first hand. They saw Michigan dump in exactly two field
goals in 23 attempts, plus three free throws for a grand total of seven
points in 10 minutes. Then Michigan found the range again and tal-
lied 21 :to win In the last stanza. "
It was Just another one of those g
unpredictable reversals of form
that keep players playing and fans
following all sorts of sports. STUDYING LATE?

FRITZ NILSSON
. . . Mr. shot put
Ski Journey
T-o lBe Made
January 28
University skiing enthusiasts
will get a chance to shake off the
exarn week blues on a five day
holiday at Boyne Mountain oe-
tween semesters.
Sponsored by the University Ski
Club, a group of men and women
will leave Ann Arbor by bus
Thursday evening, Jan. 28, and
return the following Tuesday
night.
** *
NAT NEWKIRK, in charge of
the trip, has planned the week-
end with an eye towards the nov-
ice as well as the expert skier. He
claims that newcomers to the
sport will also enjoy the change of
pace from the exam week grind.
Equipment can be rented for a
nominal fee for those who need
it, he said.
Transportation to the ;up-
state Michigan resort, meals,
lodging, qualified instruction,
and ski tow fees will all be in-
cluded in the assessment of
fifty-nine dollars.
A meeting of the Ski Club will
be held at the Union at 7:30 o'clock
tonight. All those who wish to
sign up for the trip will be able to
do so then, according to publicity
director Ken Ross. A five dollar
deposit will be collected then.

(Last in a series of stories dealing
with the prospects of Michigan's
track team. Today's article concerns
the field events.)
By STAN BERNSTEIN
The field events loom as a big
question mark in Michigan's
quest for the Big Ten indoor track
championship.
The Wolverine thinclads have
lost more men from last season's
field events squad than any other
Big Ten school.
* * *
HORACE COLEMAN, winner of
the indoor broad jump title, and
Tom Johnson, who placed second
to Roland Nilsson in the shot put,
have graduated, while Milt Mead,
who tied for the outdoor title, will
not compete in the high jump un-
til the end of the basketball sea-
son.
Even with these men missing,
Coach Don Canham feels he has
a better than average squad.
Of the four field events, Michi-
gan is strongest in the shot put.
Nilsson's best toss of 54'6" far out-
distances his nearest rival, Ohio
State's Joe Morgan. The Buckeye's
best heave is just over 52'. JohnI
Bauer of Illinois is the only oth-
er man in the conference who
achieved a mark of better than
50' last season.
* * *
SUPPORTING Nilsson in the
shot put are Roy Pella and George
Hammond. Both have had tosses
over 48'.
With Mead limiting his jump-
ing to the basketball court, vet-
erans Bob Evans and Howard
Liverance will carry Michigan's
hopes in the high jump. Both
have cleared 6'3". Their main
competition will come from Ron
Mitchell of Illinois.
Two other outstanding confer-
ence jumpers are James Harper of
Indiana and James Vrooman from
Michigan State.
THE WOLVERINE track team's
two weakest events are the pole
vault and the broad jump.
Brennan Gillespie and Roger
Maugh are Michigan's chief
threats in the pole vault. Both
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cleared 13' consistently last sea-
son. Jerry Welbourne of Ohio
State is considered the best
vaulter in the conference. His
high of 14'4" is a foot better
than any other Big Ten pole
vaulter.
Junior Stielstra and Lowell Per-
ry are the Maize and Blue's top
broad jumpers. Stielstra, a sopho-
more, was consistently around
22'6" as a freshman.
The conference will present
plenty of competition for the Wol-
verine broad jumpers. Ohio State's
William Hairston, out of action
last season because of an injury,
had jumps of over 24' in high
school. Last year's outdoor broad
jump champion, Northwestern's
Art Kurtz, also will compete.
'M' Puekmen
Bid For Win
Over Spartans
(Continued from Page 1)
Since North Dakota is unde-
feated, Michigan can't afford to
lose a conference contest if they
desire to keep pace with the No-
Daks until the two clubs clash
Feb. 20 and 21 in Ann Arbor.
TO MEET the immediate threat
from Michigan State, the Wolver-
ines will ice practically the same
combinations that they have play-
ed the last three games.
Captain Johnny Matchefts,
Earl Keyes and Doug Philpott
make up the first line. Convert-
ed defenseman Jim Haas will
center the second combination,
with George Chin and Pat
Cooney on the wings.
Doug Mullen willskate between
Burt Dunn and Telly Mascarin on
the third line. Louis Paolotto,
Alex McClellan, and Reg Shave
will see full time duty on defense.
Ron Martinson, who saw brief
action in the games last week,
still is not ready to take a regular
turn on the ice. His leg is satis-
factory but he hasn't worked him-
self into playing shape as yet.
Martinson, who broke his leg in
late November, should be ready
for regular action next semester,
just in time to take the place of
Earl Keyes whose eligibility ex-
pires at the end of this term.

Wolverine cagers found out
Monday night that heads-up, hus-
tling basketball pays big divi-
dends in the Big Ten hardwood
scramble.
Their come-from-behind 66-61
victory over Iowa pushed them
out of the conference cellar and
gave them their second loop win.
* * *
MICHIGAN'S rebounding, pass-
ing, and defense were all unusual-
ly sharp as every Wolverine who
made an appearance on the floor
added something to the Maize
and Blue cause.
Flashy Ray Pavichevich was
a particular thorn in the Hawk-
eye scalps, breaking up passes
and stealing the ball nearly
every time the Iowans turned
around.
The tricky guard's passing into
the pivot slot kept Iowa on its'
collective toes, too, as center Paul
Groffsky turned- about everything
tossed him in the first half into
Wolverine buckets.
* * *
THE 6-4 pivot-man hooked and
rebounded eight of 16 shots
through the nets before halftime.
One underhanded, twisting layup
in the second period brought the
crowd to its feet with a roar that
must have made the late Fielding
H. Yost's ears ring.
Groffsky, who added only one
free throw to his 18-point half-
time total, combined with sev-
eral other Wolverines to give
his team a rarely-enjoyed su-

BIG TEN
CAGE STANDINGS
Indiana ......... 6 0 1.000
Illinois .......... 5 1 .833
Michigan State ...3 2 .600
Minnesota....... 3 3 .500
Ohio State....... 3 3 .500
Wisconsin....... 3 4 .429
Northwestern ... 2 3 .400
Iowa.............2 4 .333
MICHIGAN...... 2 6 .250
Purdue..........1 4 .200
premacy off both the offensive
and defensive boards.
Groffsky's scoring outburst was
particularly pleasing to Coach Bill
Perigo, for the big center has been
in somewhat of a slump in the
last couple of games.
JOHN CODWELL and Ralph
Kauffman must have given Iowa's'
McKinley "Deacon" Davis fits, for
the Michigan forwards combined
to hold the Hawkeye scoring ace
to four field goals out of 14 shots
from the floor.
Codwell was particularly ef-
fective, limiting Davis to two
free throws in the first quarter.
Guard Don Eaddy pumped in
several long field goals to pull the
Hawkeye defense out and give
Michigan the balanced attack it
has been lacking. His 12-point
output for the Maize and Blue
was second only to Groffsky's 19.
THE WOLVERINES' old person-

al foul nemesis plagued them
again against Iowa. Michigan,
who holds the dubious honor of
standing third in the nation in
fouls committed, added 24 more
to its total in Monday's winning
effort.
Perigo's boys are excelled-in the
art of fouling only by John Car-
roll and New Mexico.
In the individual Wolverine
scoring derby Groffsky built his
first-place total up to 163, while
Don Eaddy with 152 tallies and
Milt Mead with 111 also exceed
the century mark.
Individual scoring statistics for
eleven games:
Player G FG FT Pts. Ave.
Groff sky ......11 61 41 163 14.9
Eaddy........11 57 38 152 13.8
Mead.........11 38 35 111 10.1
codwell.......11 30 39 99 9.0
Pavichevich ..11 33 23 89 8.1
Kauffman ... 17 30 64 5.9
'Lawrence ...10 19 13 51 5.1
Allen..........9 10 4 24 2.7
Topp.......... 7 3 8 14 2.0
Schlicht....... 8 4 1 9 1.1
Totals 11 272 232 776 70.5
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Texas Christian 67, Texas A&M 36
Oklahoma City 59, East Texas
State 47
Furman 96, Georgia 74
Dartmouth 67, Holy Cross 61
Western Kentucky 99, Tennessee
Tech 61
North Carolina State 62, William
and Mary 58
Dayton 82, New York Univ. 75
Niagara 57. Buffalo 46

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CLASS OR 'SZ
MEET YOURSELF-
10 YEARS FROM NOW
Ever wonder what you'll be like when the class of '53 holds its
10th reunion? If you started to work for one of the Bell System
telephone companies after graduation, here's a pretty good idea.
POSITION IN THE WORLD: On the way up! A Commercial Man-
ager, the company's representative and spokesman to as many as
fifty thousand customers. A Transmission Engineer, helping to
provide the telephone needs of an entire state. A Supervisor in the
Traffic Department, responsible for the speed and quality of local
and long distance service in several cities and for the personnel
relations of a large number of employees. In the telephone com-
pany, jobs such as these are held by relatively young men and women.

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FUTURE: Unlimited! The Bell System continually progresses and
expands and its personnel grows with it. In the past 25 years, the
number of telephones has almost tripled. In the past 5 years, tele-
phone companies have introduced such things as network television
transmission, radiotelephone service and dialing of Long Distance
calls. And the best is yet to come.
FRAME OF MIND: Confident and proud! You'll be satisfied be-
cause you have a rewarding job ... not only in pay and security
...but in service. You'll be proud of your share in helping provide

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