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THE MICHIGAN flAHYL W aA 91 v 'y'v


Win In I-M 00p Battle



q .by Paul Greenberg
CHEDDY THOMPSON, Colorado College's handsome young hockey
coachhas always said that he'd rather beat Michigan than any
other team on his schedule. The hockey fans down at Colorado
Springs feel the same way about the home-town Bengals ice oppon-
ents-they're tired of seeing Michigan win.
So chances are that nobody in the whole mile-high state is too
happy with the performance of the home-state hockey clubs about
this time. For in the space of six days, the supposedly potent ice
forces of Denver University and Colorado College lost four times to
Michigan-three times by the embarrassing margins of 5-1, 9-2
(Colorado's contributions) and 11-4.
The closest of the four games came Tuesday night when
the Wolverines embarking on their fourth game in five days and
still weary from a round-about trip from Michigan Tech, were
visibly tired, and nearly blew a 4-0 lead. Michigan managed to
hold on and win, 5-3, as George Chin scored an insurance goal
in the waning seconds.
After Saturday"s 9-2 romp over 'Colorado, Coach Vic Heyliger
wasgenerous in his accolade of his charges. He dwelled on the way
that they had hustled and had never let up-capitalizing on a good
number of their opportunities at crucial moments-it had been a
team effort all the way. And it was an effort that came just when
it seemed logical that a "let-down" was in store.
The Help Never Came .. .
T HAD BEEN FIGURED that after the first semester, Michigan
would add three men to its abbreviated roster-giving it three
) solid lines and a 'core of five defensemen. Instead, two. of the three
intended "newcomers" never materialized and three of the varsity
regulars were lost. The experts were quick to sound the dirge for
Michigan-predicting the end of what had been almost a monopoly
of collegiate puck crowns.-
The-"disaster" hit just when the Wolverines were entering the
most difficult part of their schedule-a nine day stretch in which
they faced six tough games including two on foreign ice against
Michigan Tech and two home, contests apiece against traditionally
hostile Denver and Colorado.
r But Michigan refused to buckle and swept through all six
games to take over first place in the Western Intercollegiate
Hockey League, and preserved its chances to defend its national
f- title at the championship tournament at Colorado Springs in
March. The Wolverines have taken the NCAA crown for three
years running, but they still have a tough road ahead of them
if they intend to build their streak up to four in a row.
The national tournaments are composed of four teams-two
western units and two eastern-teams from the west being the top
two clubs in the Western League. The eastern sextets, tourney also-
rans every year but one, are selected by NCAA officials from among
the several league and independent "champions" in the New England
A Rugged Road Ahead .,.
ALTHOUGH MICHIGAN now holds down first place in the WHL
with 15 points, and seems at first glance to have the top chance
for a tourney slot, the weird machinations of the loop schedule
actually has put the Wolverines in. an extremely tenuous position.
Minnesota now trails in second place by a scant half-point and North
Dakota is in third with a 121/2 point total. Should North Dakota win
all of its remaining games however, it would automatically clinch a
tournament berth.
The Nodaks' have four two-point games remaining, two each at
Michigan State and Colorado-they must drop at least one if Michi-
gan is to have any chance to beat them out in the league standings.
The Wolverines have only four one-point games left on their schedule
-making their finishing total 19 points. North Dakota, by sweeping
its remaining four contests, could total 202 points.
Minnesota, 7-3 losers to Michigan in last year's champion-
ship game, Jas the most solid chance of getting a bid this year.
The Gophers have six remaining games, two one-pointers at home
against weak Michigan Tech, a pair of one-point contests here
against Michigan and two two-point games at Danver. Should
Minnesota lose both of its games to Michigan and take its other
four contests, it would still total 204 games-more than Michi-
gan could possibly achieve.
Thus Heyliger's squad is faced with the unpleasant prospect of
having to win all of its four remaining games to stand any chance
at all-and even if it does, it could end up in third place behind
North Dakota and Minnesota, deadlocked in a 201/2-20% tie. Right
now the Wolverines disasterous early season series at North Dakota,
which saw them get slugged twice for a net loss of four points, shapes
up as the big factor in keeping them as an "outsider" in the three
way race for the bunting.
Win First and Then Pray. . .
]MICHIGAN NOW MUST TAKE Michigan State twice in this
weekend's home and home series and then drop Minnesota twice
next week-and pray that North Dakota will falter, or that the

Gophers will drop one to Denver. That Michigan can beat Michigan
State is a fair assumption, the Spartans have dropped 17 in a row
to the Maize and Blue-but beating Minnesota twice is another
Defensive lapses forced Michigan to settle for a split at Minne-
apolis when the two teams met January 15th and 16th-when the
Wolverines had a chance to beat the talented Minnesotans twice.
Whether Heyliger's club can pull the trick on their home ice is hard
to determine-but one thing sure, they just about have to if they
want to get the chance to defend their title.
The only way a split with Minnesota could possibly material-
ize into a tournament jaunt for Michigan would be if North
Dakota, a notoriously poor road team in the past, stages a
complete crackup away from home as it did last season. Needing
a split in a two game series at the Coliseum for a sure bid to the
tournament last year, the Nodaks blew both contests, 5-3 and 8-3.
Another reversal of form on the part of the Nodaks could push
them right out of the picture. And Neil Celley, Denver's Coach,
figures that his team could be. the spoilers this season in their two
game series with Minnesota. Celley figures that now with the
"pressure off" his charges, they stand a good chance to drop Minne-
sota at least once when Coach Johnny Mariucci's powerful outfit
invades Denver ice. That would take a lot of doing however.

Greenwood Five Downs
OSS in Independent Play

' 7


Ex-Wolverine footballers Ray
VanderZeyde and Dick Strozewski
sparked Reed's Raiders to a 29-26
overtime victory in an Independ-
ent League basketball tilt last
night at the Intramural Building.
Keeping pace with the winners
were the Five Freshmen, who beat
Wesleyan by a forfeit. The two
quintets are currently tied for the
lead in Independent Division Sev-
* * *
THE RAIDERS fought an up-
hill battle in the second half of the
rough-and-tumble affair. They
knotted the count when Vander-
Zeyde spun a one-hander through
Don Mitchell and Nonny
Weinstock won the All-Campus
paddleball doubles crown yes-
terday as they defeated the
team of Dick Rogers and How-
ard Hilfinger, 21-16, 21-11.
the cords with one minute remain-
ing, the game ending in a tie.
Strozewski drew two foul shots
soon after the start of the sud-
den-death overtime, which ends
when a team leads by two points.
He sank the first one but missed
the clincher. The Raiders kept
possession and triumphed sec-
onds later as VanderBeyde scor-
ed on a layup.
Norm Tomasini led the losers
with ten markers. Tops in the scor-
ing column for the winners was
Chuck Mutulis, who netted eight
IN ANOTHER Independent
clash Grenwood All Stars edged
OSS by a 34-3 1 margin. The Stars
never reinquished an early lead
and staved off a late rallv by tne
losers. Joe Krahl paced the winners
with eleven tallies, while Themie
EMaijoros had eight points for OSS.
Psi Omega was trounced by
Phi Delta' Phi, 50-20, in the only
pro-fraternity game played. Big
Jim "Moose" Patrick starred for
the winners with eight field
goals, most of them coming on
driving layup shots.
Individual high scorer in the
evening's action was Jim Goebel,
whose 20 points led the Mug-
wumps to a 33-32 triumph over
the Phagocytes. Bob Jaffe had half
that total for the losers.
Four members of the Demos
scored in double figures to spark

that squad to a 55-24 conquest of
the Bums. Jim Hart had 14, Larry
Gray sunk 12, and John William-
son and Jack Wheeler, with 11
each scored for the winners.
The only social fraternity action
was a "B" encounter between Phi
Sigma Delta and Phi Kappa Psi.
Phi Kappa Psi led from the onset
and coasted to a 39-27 win.

OSU, Michi
After setting four world, eleven
American, and thirteen collegiate:
records in the past two seasons.
Western Conference swimmers are
again enjoying another record-
breaking season.
Ford Konno, Ohio State's Olym-
pic swimming champion from
Hawaii, added the most recent f
record to the books as he shat-
tered the world record in the 220-
yard freestyle last Friday in a1
duel meet with Indiana at Co-1
THE SPEEDY Buckeye, who:
also has to his credit the fastest
time in the 440-yard freestyle thisI
season in the Big Ten, a swift
4:45.0, churned the distance int
2:04.8, breaking the record of
2:05.5 set by John Marshall oft
Yale in 1950.A
Konno is not the only Buck-

eye to set a record this season.
Teammate Dick Cleveland is
setting the pace in the confer-
ence with two records to his
His time of :21.9 in the 50 clip-
ped two-tenths of a second from
the old American and collegiate
record, of which he was a co-hold-
er with Hank Kozlowskimo of
Northwestern. His other record-
breaking performance came in the
100 as he sped the distance in
MICHIGAN swimmers have been
setting records and turning in ex-
cellent performances of their own
as they look forward to wresting
the Big Ten crown from Ohio
State's grasp next month.
Wolverine John Chase bet-

gan Natators Set Records

tered the collegiate record for
a 20-yard pool as he traveled
the distance in the 200-yard
backstroke in 2:13.4. Burwell
"Bumpy" Jones, Michigan's all-
around great, has turned in a
1:32:7 in his specialty, the 150-
yard individual medley.
The Maize and Blue swimmers
have also turned in the season's
best effort in the 400-yard free-
style relay as they swam the dis-
tance last Saturday night in 3:21.9
for a new collegiate record.


... sets collegiate record

Santee Sets New Indoor Mile
Record with Time of 4:04.9,

Wolverine John Chase bet-


Special to The Daily
added another record to his col-
lection last night as he ran the
fastest competitive indoor mile in
history last night, a blazing 4:04.9,
but it will only be recognized as the
all-time world indoor record for a
dirt track.
The current recognized world
indoor mark is 4:05.3, set by Gil
Dodds, former Wheaton, Illinois
star, on Madison Square Garden's
11-lap board track in 1948.
* * *
DAN FERRIS, secretary-treas-
urer of the National Amateur Ath-
letic Union, which passes on all
such records, said that Dodd's rec-
ord would still be recognized as the
board track record.
N ewhouser
Set To Pitch
For Cleveland
DETROIT -(P)-Veteran left-
hander Hal Newhouser, who was
released by the Detroit Tigers last
season after nearly 15 years ser-
vice, said yesterday that he will
try a comeback with the Cleve-
land Indians this year.
Newhouser said he talked with
Hank Greenberg, Indians general
manager, and worked out an ar-
rangement whereby he would re-
port to the Indians spring train-
ing camp at Tucson February 24.
The lean lefthander, who won
200 games and lost 147 for the
Tigers, was given his release last
July 21. His best year was in
1944 when he won 29 games while
losing only 9. "Prince Hal" was
voted the Most Valuable Player
in the American League in both
1944 and 1945.

Santee set the new mark as
his Kansas squad fell before Il-
linois and Michigan State in a
triangular meet here at Jeni-
son Field House. Leo Johnson's
Illinois powerhouse, defending
Big Ten indoor and outdoor
champions ran away with top
laurels in the meet by a score
of 481-42 over Michigan State.
Kansas wound up in third place
with 37, points.
Ron Mitchell, Illini high-jump-
er, established a new Jenison Field
House record as he leaped 6-7 3/8
to ecplipse by almost an inch the
old mark of 6-6 5/8 set back in
1943 by Ed Taylor .of Western
IN RACKING UP their victory,
the Illinois eindermen captured
up seven first places. Next Satur-
day the Illini are hosts to Michi-
gan's track squad in a duel meet
in Champaign.
Santee, in addition to his rec-
ord-breaking performance, ran the
third leg of the mile relay. Des-
pite an excellent third quarter,
which was unofficially clocked in
under 50 seconds, Kansas was-
beaten by Michigan State as an-
chor man Kevin Kasper outran
Kansas' Frank Cindrich in the race
to the wire.
Wings 12, Acacia 0
Rogues 5, Tau Kappa Epsilon I
Sigma Chi-Chi Psi 10, Phi Epsi-
Ilon 0s
Williams House 8, Phi Delta Phi

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N THE still of the night-high above a sleeping American
city-an unidentified aircraft is spotted. In a matter of
seconds a lightning-like jet interceptor takes to the air.
Unerringly, with an Aircraft Observer showing the way, the
Air Force F-94 Night Fighter speeds to intercept the
stranger. The Aircraft Observer is the man behind the pilot
-the officer who keeps America's planes flying on course
and on target. Without him the Air Force couldn't do its job.
What is the Aircraft Observer?
He's a Radar Officer.. . employing an all seeing eye that
penetrates where human sight fails.
He's an Aircraft Performance Engineer Officer ...know-
ing everything there is to know about his plane ... keeping
it fit for the skies and ready for action.

He's a Bombardment Officer ... in full control of the plane
over the target area ... the Air Force Officer who "lowers
the boom" on the enemy.
What the Aircraft Observer gets
He earns over $5,000 a year. His silver Aircraft Observer
wings give him prestige and distinction, and he wears the
bars of an Air Force Lieutenant. They mark him as the
eyes, ears, and brains of America's Number One flying team.
What it takes to be an Aircraft Observer
The Aircraft Observer must be sound of limb, keen of mind,
and above all, must have the determination to be the best.
To qualify as an Aircraft Observer you must be single,
between 19 and 262 years old, and a high school graduate.
However, it will be better for you and the Air Force if you

Late Scores
Northwestern 84, Michigan 73
Ohio State 77, Iowa 69
Minnesota 78, Wisconsin 68
Indiana 86, Purdue 50
Seton Hall 72. Lovola of Chica on

Kentucky 81, Mississippi State 49
Detroit 66, Drake 61
Western Kentucky 81, Kentucky Wes-
leyan 65
Calvin 71, Hillsdale 61
Central Michigan 81, Alma 62
Duquesne 87, Wayne 56
Oklahoma 76. Nebraska 68

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