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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Cross-Country
Squad Shows
Potentialities
By BOB JONES
As the scent of fall invades Ann
Arbor air, the earth will again
echo the thundering hoofbeats of
the Michigan cross-country team,
hoping for a more gracious smile
from Dame Fortune than it re-
ceived last year.
The team, which boasted an un-
defeated dual meet record, ran
into bad luck in the Conference
meet. Wolverine number one man,
Ron Wallingford, dropped out of
the race after three miles with
stomach cramps, a n d George
Lynch, running with a recently in-
jured Achilles' tendon, finished too
far back to help the cause.
A fourth and a sixth place, by
John Ross and John Moule, were
the only real contributions. The
Wolverines finished fourth in the
meet, behind MSC, Indiana and
Wisconsin.
Ironically, Michigan had defeat-
ed MSC quite handily in a dual
meet here earlier in the season.
They also defeated Notre Dame
and Michigan Normal by good
margins in dual meets.
Prospects for this season appear
good. Although Ross and Lynch
have graduated, Wallingford will
be back, along with Moule, Lou
Kwiker, and Geoff Dooley from
last year's squad. These men
should form a solid nucleus for a
team which, with some of the luck
it missed out on last year, could of-
fer a serious threat to the Confer-
ence and National champs from
East Lansing.
DID YOU KNOW: that Michi-
gan's first football game was
played May 30, 1879, in Chicago's
old White Stocking Park? Michigan
downed tiny Racine College, 7-2. It
was the first intercollegiate game
west of the Alleghenies.

Canham' s European Tour
May Aid Wolverine, U.S.
Track and Field Futures.

By ALAN EISENBERG
A one month trip to Europe
this past summer by head track
coach at the University of Michi-
gan, Don Canham, may help to
improve the prospects of future
Wolverine cinder teams.
The purpose of the tour, which
was granted to the youthful coach
by the faculty research fund of the
Rackham graduate school, was to
study European experiments in
physiology. More explicitly, it was
Canham's desire to find out more
about the human body, how much
work an athlete can take and still
be in top physical shape, and, in
short, to discover what happens
to an athlete under various physi-
cal conditions.
That he picked up valuable
pointers there can be no doubt. A
picayune example would be the
discoveries concerning the human
body at varying degrees of alti-
tude. Canhan, learned, for ex-
ample, that if his team is going tol
participate in a meet in a citya
where the altitude is considerably
higher than it is in Ann Arbor,
it is advisable not to bring his'
squad into the town until the day
of the meet. The reason is thata
the difference in altitude will not1
not take immediate effect /on the,
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discussed track and field with them
for more than an hour in a sidewalk
cafe with Gabriel Kozobkoff, the
state coach of the Soviet Union,
and Viladinir Filin. Pictures of
their meeting were featured in the
European newspapers.
After observing that the Rus-
sians brought 100 athletes to com-
pete at Berne, and that the Rus-
sians have four world record hold-
ers on their squad at the moment,
Canham noted that they will be
extremely difficult to beat at the
next Olympic games.
"They're placing greater em-
phasis," Canham noted, "on track
than any other country in the free
world and are using their many
track victories as propaganda de-
vice. The Soviets are tremendous-
ly improved since I last saw them
a year ago," he concluded. An ex-
ample of how powerful a track
aggregation they have was given
at Bernie when the Russian, Kutz,
ran one of the greatest track stars
of all time, Emil Zatopek, into the
ground.
Held Track Clinics
While in Finland the Wolverine
cinder coach took some time out
from his studies to run some track
clinics. This enabled the Europeans
to pick some valuable pointers in
American technique from one of
the top college coaches in the
United States.
A more detailed description of
his tour and his meetings with the
Russians will be penned by Can-
ham and shall appear shortly in
the weekly magazine, Sports Il-
lustrated.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1954
DETERMINATION HELPS:
Hard Chargig Cachey
To Captain Wolverines

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By JACK HOROWITZ
When t h e fall season rolls
around, every student's mind, turns
to football and the up and coming
Michigan football games.
Each student thinks, of the stars
of last year and the new faces who
are prospective stars for the fu-
ture Wolverine teams. They also
look for the new captain who will

DON CANHAM
. . .tours Europe
experimental organization and is
paid for and run by the govern-
ment.
Why do the European govern-
ments emphasize athletics? Can-
ham noted that these govern-
ments must fill the void which is
usually taken up by the colleges in
this country. "Besides," he said,
"the colleges in this country want
to avoid state support as much as
possible."
Meets Russians
An interesting sidelight of his
Journey was a meeting with two
renowned Russian track coaches
in Berne, Switzerland, where the
European championship t r a c k
games were in progress. Canham

TED CACHEY
.. . leads gridders

tradition of quick charging, small,
hustling players like Dom Tomias,
Ron Williams and Don Dugger. He
stands only five-tea and weighs in
at 178 pounds.
His ability to hustle makes him
a valuable man in the one-platoon
system now used in collegiate foot-
ball.
Cachey was given the team lead-
ership in spite of the fact that he
wasn't a regular on the 1953 squad.
He played only a total of 129 min-
utes behind such standouts as Dug-
ger, Williams, and Dick Beison.
With his election to captain he
also won a regular starting berth
despite his handicap of being very
small.
His hard work and perseverence
to keep in top shape for the foot-
ball season, a thing he is almost
fanatical about, has been an in-
portant factor in his success. He
keeps in top shape each summer
by working as a brick-layer in his
home town Chicago. In addition,
he trains constantly during the off-
season at the University by par-
ticipating in most of the Intra
mural activities.
Coaches Helped
Cachey credits the Michigan
coaching staff with a big helping
hand in his road to success. Line
coach Jack Blott has given a lot of
time and patience in the develop-
ment of Cachey, and his instruc-
tion has been a valuable aid in
gaining a starting berth.
"One thing I found at Michigan
is that a fellow who is willing to
stick it out and take the grind will
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intramural football leagues.
Anyone interested call NO
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-Earl JRskey
find a coaching staff that will give
him every break," Cachey said.
"Jack Blott helped me over a lot
of rough spots, and I wouldn't be
on the squad now if it wasn't for
his encouragement."
The 22-year-old left guard played
his high school football under Ter-
ry Brennan, the new coach at No-
tre Dame, at Chicago's Mount Car-
mel High School. He was a team-
mate of the Irish 1954 co-captains,
Dan Shannon and Paul Matz. He
won three letters in high school
and has been awarded two al-
ready here at Michigan. Cachey is
enrolled in the School of Business
Administration and plans to con-
tinue into a law career to round
out his education.
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lead the Maize and Blue into grid-
iron battle.
This season the Wolverine grid-
ders have elected hustling little
Ted Cachey to captain the 1954
squad. Cachey takes over the lead-
ership from All-American center
Dick O'Shaughnessy.
Hustling Guard
Typical of the long line of Michi-
gan guards, Cachey follows in the

'U' Boasts Exceptional Intramural Program;
Touch Football Opens Huge Schedule Monday

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By STEVE HEILPERN
Michigan's mammoth 36-sportl
intramural program will begin
next Monday when the touch foot-
ball season begins.
As in most other I-M sports, the
grid competition will be divided
into four separate leagues: resi-
dence hall, social fraternity, pro-
fessional fraternity and independ-
ent.
In many of the sports the
leagues are subdivided into divi-
sions, with the first-place team in
each division entering a playoffs.
Since also-rans enter lower-class
playoffs, a complex, but effective,
team scoring system is utilized.
Tennis Singles Tourney
Next on the intramural slate
after football is an all-campus
tennis singles tournament, which
begins a week from tomorrow. Any-
one is eligible, but entries must

be submitted to the Sports Build-
ing immediately.
The fall program continues with
the residence halls track meet on
October 12, followed by the so-
cial fraternity meet two days lat-
er. Cross country makes its bow
on October 21 with a combined
all-campus meet.
The schedule becomes crowded
when winter comes. Indoor sports
from badminton to paddleball,
from wrestling to codeball, are in-
cluded. A complete listing of these
sports may be obtained from group
athletic directors.
The huge plant on Hoover
Street is quite a mecca for sports
enthusiasts, even those who don't
pal'ticularly wish to compete in
organized games. Twenty different
sports are offered, at no cost to
the student.
The building is open from 8
a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and

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eight to noon on Saturdays. It will
be open nights starting sometime
in October, and Saturday after-
noons after the football season.
Co-recreation Events
Co-recreational sessions, long a
popular feature, will again take
place Friday nights, and will be-
gin a week from this Friday. Vol-
leyball and badminton usually
reign popular with the mixed
groups.
Season lockers may be purchas-
ed at the Intramural offices at
reasonable rates.
For further information about
the facilities, see Earl Riskey, di-
rector of the Intramural Program.
Information concerning t e a m
competition and regulations can
be given by Riskey or your ath-
letic manager.
The Intramurals booklet, given
out during orientation week, may
also answer questions.

JACK HORWITZ
Night Editor
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