THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1954. ."
TIDE MICHIGAN DAILY
THuRSDAY, MARCH 25, 1954 TIlE MICHIGAX DAILY
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Nationals To Be Held at Syracuse;
Close Races Seen; OSU Favored
t By LEW HAMBURGER
ByLheWNatnaMlgte50, and in the two races at Ohio
As the National Collegiate swim- State a month ago, touched out
ming championships get under way Hill in the closest of decisions,
tonight with the 1500 meter free- These two will be pitted against
style the finest array of talent ev- Yale's Kerry Donovon, Geor-
er assembled seems likely to pro- gia's defending 100 yard chan-
vide some of the closest races in' pion Reid Patterson, Northwest-
history, and possibly shatter exist- en's Al Kuhn, Dartmouth's
ing records mn eight events. John Glover, and Tom White-
The season's results show that leather, Ohio State's other
six of these records have ;been sprinter.
broken and are in the process of Oyakawa, called by many "The
being applied for. Ohio State's greatest backstroker that ever liv-
three Hawaiian stars have broken ed," figures to have no trouble in
five standards, and Michigan's defending his 100 and 200 yar
Bumpy Jones lowered his own 150 con ikeis Jne shouk
yardindvidal mdle reordcrowns. Likewise, Janes shoulCd
ekyard individual medley record have no difficulty in capturing his
weeks ago in the Big Ten meet, third consecutive medley crown.
FORD KONNQ has bettered the His closest competition shoulk
FORDKONN ha beteredthecome from teammate Bert Ward-.
previous record for the 220 and 440 roptB
yard freestyle events; Dick Cleve- * * *
land has applied for two new re- THE breaststroke, although none
ords in the 50 and 100 yard free- of the entrants have approached
style events; and the other Buck- the record, should prove among th
eye star, Yoshi Oyakawa bettered closest races of the meet. Dave
his own 100 yard backstroke mark. Hawkins of Harvard will probably
The new Syracuse pool is be rated the favorite. The East-
rated to be exceedingly fast, ern Intercollegiate champion is an
and swimming experts say that unknown quantity, but has shown
it will provide the competitors evidence of future greatness.
with an excellent opportunity to In this event at the Western
make a grand assault on the rec-
ord books. Conference meet, Bumpy Jones
Further incentive to the favorites won by three tenths of a see-
stems from the experienced, fast, and over Bob Clemons of Illinois,
and large field that are breathing defending 100 yard National
at their necks. The distance star Champion, and seven tenths of
Konno will have a fight on his a second over John Dudeck of
hands if he plans to remain unde- Michigan State who finished
feated. Jack Wardiop, one half of third.
Michigan's twin act, finished but THE DIVING events will also be
six tenths of a second behind the Toey cone e lySapo
Ohio speedster in the Big Ten closely contested. Morely Shapire
220 and a second away in the 440. and Gerry Harrison of Ohio State
S* * will be co-favorites in both low
AT SYRACUSE he will have to and high board events. Harrison
contend with Oklahoma's Peter is defending low board champion,
Duncan and Springfield (Mass.) while at the Big Tens, Shapiro
College's Bill Yorzyk, as well as won both events. In the same meet
Wardrop. Jimmy Walters of Michigan be-
Cleveland may be forced to came the first to split the combi-
set a record to win in the sprints. nation this year as he defeated
He was tied by Michigan's Don Harrison twice.
Hill at the Big Ten meet in the The relays are usually rather
Cage A con KATZENMEYER REBUILDS:
'Of Lofgran Three Veterans To
O f* ofg ra n ; With only three lettermen re- the needed loin
T erm in a tes turning from last year's team, the
University of Michigan golf squad competitive experif
prepares for a year of rebuilding Sophomores Bob \
By CAROL NORTH and strengthening. Dick Harrison ran.
A little squib buried on the sec This season the linksters have young prospects wit
>nd sports page of a small town an 11 meet schedule with the clett showing som
newspaper spelled out finis to the Seniors Lanny Roge
areer of one Don Lofgn, opening home match listed for Shanneh, along wi
The three inch article with the ner, will also be ba
almost unnoticeable headline men- sity berths.
tioned that Lofgran had been *'
picked up by the police for pass- THIS YEAR'S s
ing bad checks totaling $700. Lof- missing such veter
;ran, once a brilliant star of col- Wright, last seas
legiate and professional basket- : Lowell LeClair, Wa
ball, gave himself up to the police of whom graduated,
Saying that he had used the mon- ens, who left schoo
°y for liquor. reasons.
* * * adMe a
Lead 'NI' Golf Squad
k as the best
th Chuck Bla-
er and Tommy
th Boyd Red-
ttling for var-
squad will be
ans as Hugh
rren Gast, all
and Bud Stev-
l for academic
'olina at Cha-
April 9-Duke University at
April 17-University of Detroit
at Ann Arbor
April 24-Ohio State, Indiana,
Purdue at Columbus, Ohio
May 1-Purdue, Illinois, Ohio
State, at Lafayette, Indiana
May 3-Indiana at Blooming-
May 8-Northwestern, Purdue at
May 15--Ohio State, Michigan
State at Ann Arbor
May 17-Michigan State at East
May 22-University of Detroit at
May 28-29-Western Conference
Meet at Minneapolis, Minne-
. . . Coach-of-the-Year
Heyliger's Hockey Record One
Of Most Impressive In History
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close, but Michigan and Ohio
State are slight favorites to defend,
their respective freestyle and med-
ley relay championships,
The State of Michigan Senate
has unanimously adopted a reso-
lution honoring Michigan's famed
swimming coach, Matt Mann. The
69-year-old coach, retiring after
29 years at the Wolverine helm,j
thereby adds still another tribute
to the growing list of honors al-
ready accorded him.
Mann, who coached Michigan to
16 Big Ten titles, is presently in
Syracuse, where his final team will
make a bid for the National Col-
legiate Athletic Association cham-
pionship. Mann was also coach of
the United State's 1948 Olympic
team at London, directing it to
a lop-sided Olympic victory.
Sigma Phi Epsilon 3, Psi Upsi-
Phi Delta Theta 6, Alpha Epsi-
lon Pi 0
Sigma Nu defeated Theta Xl
By PHIL DOUGLIS
When Michigan's Vic Heyliger
was selected as college hockey
coach-of-the-year last week in
Boston, it came as no surprise to
many fans and experts, for his
name has been synonomous with
the sport for over 18 years.
The stocky Heyliger has piled
up by far the most impressive rec-
ord of anyscollege hockey coach
in recent history. In his first dec-
ade as Michigan coach, Heyliger's
squad as won 173 games against
49 losses and nine ties, and had
garnered four out of seven nation-
* * *
THOUGH Heyliger's current
team failed to win the NCAA title,
the coach-of-the-year title was
still well deserved, for he guided
the squad to a sensational stretch
drive, going 11 straight games
Add to this roaring finish the
service that Heyliger has done
for college hockey during hii
10 year reign at Michigan, andI
you can readily see why he was
awarded the Penrose Trophy.
This service was mainly the
founding of the Midwest (now
Western) Hockey League. Back in
the fall of 1951, while raising a
family which includes two boys
and two girls, and coaching his
team to a national title, Heyliger
was founder, president, statisti-
cian, publicity man, and schedule
maker of the new league.
HEYLIGER, born 38 years ago
in Roxbury, Mass., played high
school hockey at Concord, Mass.,
prep school hockey at Lawrence
Academy, and then moved on to
Michigan where he made All-
American center in 1936 and 193.7,
and also played on one of Ray
Fisher's Big Ten baseball cham-
The cigar chomping coach still
chuckles when he recalls his
greatest night back in 1937,
when Michigan squared off
against a rugged Minnesota
squad at the Coliseum. In the
nets for the Gophers was Bud
Wilkinson, now better known
as the coach of Oklahoma's pow-
erhouse football teams.
Heyliger gave Wilkinson a night
to remember by pouring in five
goals, and that may have been
the blow that drove Wilkinson
into football for a career.
* * *
UPON graduating from Michi-
gan, the Chicago Blackhawks of
the National Hockey League sign-
ed Heyliger, and a short but bril-
liant professional career was un-
derway. In each of his first three
games, Heyliger scored, and as the
season progressed, he aided the
Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup play-
Heyliger lost a chance to play
in the Stanley Cup series when
he acquired a bad case of ton-
silitis. But the Hawks won the
Cup anyway, and in a few years
Heyliger entered the coaching
The aggressive ex-pro found
himself at the University of Illi-
nois in 1940, and was a fixture in
Champaign until 1943. While at
the Orange and Blue helm, he
coached the Illini to a tie with
Southern California for the then
mythical national title, and alsoI
guided them to two Big Ten titles.
* * *
IN 1944, Heyliger switched to
Michigan, beginning the greatest
hockey era in Wolverine history.
For a decade now, the black haired
coach has been guiding -Michigan
ice fortunes, always a stickler for
long hard parctice s.essions, hard
rugged play, and undying spirit.
The Wolverines rose under him to
the pinnacle of college hockey,
holding their own before the best
of American and Canadian opposi-
An example of the great in-
ternational rivalry that Heyliger
has initiated is the Toronto Se-
ries for the Thompson Cup.
Michigan has dominated this
series, the greatest win coming
Heyliger,who runs a summer
camp and is on the NCAA rules
committee in the off season, passes
most of the credit. to his players.
He summed up his coaching phi-
losophy after he won the 1948 na-
tional title when he said "We have
all-around co-operation. No one
is an individual star, and it is
teamwork that finally pays off,
such as it has for us.,
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The Daseola Barbers
near Michigan Theatre
IT WAS Lofgran's performance
that led the San Francisco bas-
ketball team to the championship
of the National Invitation Tourn-
ament in New York in 1949. The
previously unheralded quintet en-
tered the tourney an overwhelm-
ing underdog, but it defeated
Manhattan, Utah, Bowling Green,
and finally, Loyola, to win the
The NIT that year, featured
some of the best teams in the
country. Such famed basketball
s'hools as Loyola, Biwling Green,
Kentucky, St. Louis, Utah, New
York University and Bradley
were present to battle for the
Among those impressive names,
everybody had overlooked the out-
fit from the West Coast. Their
quick and easy defeat was expect-
ed, and it was with amazement
that the country watched them
defeat the nation's basketball
LOFGRAN, a six-foot six inch
center electrified the sophisticated
New York audience with deadly
one-handed push shots. The. wiry,
curly-haired player soon became
a favorite of the fans as he rolled
up point after point in the "tour-
nament of stars."
His brilliant performances in
play-making, guarding and scor-
ing played a major part in net-
ting the San Francisco team
the NIT crown. From a com-
paratively unknown college play-
er he zoomed into the attention
of the public almost overnight.
One newspaper writer summed
up his playing: "Lofgran, with the
ease of a boy dropping apples into
a washtub, flipped in field goals
from every angle of the court, and
proved a dead-eye shot from the
The ex-star's confession to the
Oakland California police and his
subsequent jailing, seems to mark
the unfortunate end of a career'
that had been watched -with inter-
est by many basketball fans.
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April 17 against the University
THE THREE lettermen return-
ing to Coach Bert Katzenmeyer's
squad are Captain Jack Stumpfig,
Tad Stanford, and Andy Andrews.
Of the three, only Stumpfig plac-
ed in the top eight in the Big Ten
meet last season. Stumpfig tied for
the eighth spot.
The squad is bolstered by a
trio of sophomores and several
upperclassmen, all of whom lack
Th ne complete scn
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A certain Sophomore named Brown acquired the
appellation "Flash," not because he was lightning on the
gridiron, but just because he was never without an answer.
You'd pass him on the quadrangle and say "How's it goin',
Flash?" He'd answer, "Air Express." Get the pitch?
Brown often referred to his "two-headed brother" in
conversations. One day a few men in his fraternity were
"Your brother's two heads must present quite a few problems."
"Not really. The only problem was his neatness," said Flash.
"Neatness?". "Yes," answered Flash, "he worried about it.
Said he couldn't find a shirt that didn't wrinkle around the
collar. You see, he was often looking in two directions
at once, or eating and talking on the telephone.
Hard on a collar."
"What did you do?" They knew he did something about it.
Simple. I got him the Van Heusen Century shirt with the
exclusive softicollar that won't wrinkle ever! I got him
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I fell 20 feet off a
scaffold. I wasn't hurt, but I
decided acting was safer.
Y- I went to acting school, played bit parts
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