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LNU ARY 5, 1966



Announced for

New M'Stadium Pressbox

hu(9ih N6Ion9...
Daily Sports Editor
NE of the greatest spectacles in University of Michigan ice
hockey history is less than a week away.
In only a matter of days, Vic Heyliger's all-Canadian NCAA
hampions will collide with the greatest array of American hockey
layers ever assembled.
Wednesday, January 11 is the night. The place - Detroit's
rorld-famed Olympia. The contestants - Michigan vs. The United
tates 1956 Olympic team.
It will be more than a mere exhibition game. Both teams have
een pointing for this one for a long, long time. We believe that
leyliger will shoot the works for this one - and the Olympians cer-
ainly will be no soft touch.
The Olympians certainly are no strangers to the Heyligermen.
fichigan will be facing two of its greatest past stars in Willard
; cola and Johnny Matchefts. It will be gunning for the coach of
s most consistent rival - Minnesota's Johnny Mariucci, who this
ear guides the Olympians.
More past headaches will crop up in the person of one of the
reatest lines ever to grace a collegiate arena, former Minnesota
tars John Mayasich, Dick Daugherty, and Gene Campbell. Two
lore of the finest players ever to face Michigan add additional
coring power - Harvard's great Bill Cleary, and Michigan State's
wift Weldie Olson. In the Olympic nets will be Ikola and Don
tigazio - rated the top goalie of the 1955 World Championships.
It's no wonder Heyliger calls this the toughest amateur team
te's ever been called upon to play.
What do the Olympians say about Michigan? Robert Ridder;
manager of the Olympians, says, "Knowing Michigan's power as the
ICAA Hockey Champion, we feel that this will be the most im-
ortant game in our entire itinerary. This will be the strongest
ompetition we will face before we reach Europe, and it can well give
i a picture of the ability of our own squad."
The touring Olympians have been playing teams all through
he northland in the past few weeks - and its recent routs of
7orth Dakota to the tunes of 8-0 and 6-3, are ominous warnings of
bs power.
* * * *
Purpose Behind The Scenes...
O much for the mere preview of the game. Let's slip behind the
scenes for a moment, and take a look at something even more t
nportant - the purpose of this game.
Around four weeks from now, in the shadow of the towering
)olomites, the United States of America will bid for its first world
ockey title since 1933. Cortina D'Ampezzo, a picturesque Italian
esort town north of Venice, is the site - the 1956 Winter Olympic
dames -- the feature attraction.
The competition will be rough. Russia's "amateurs," training as
unit for seven long years, have been waiting a long time for this
aoment. Canada sends its Senior Amateur champions, the Kitchener-
Vaterloo Dutchmen. Sweden and Czechoslovakia will also present
ugged opposition. But Marriuci is still confident, despite only five
hort weeks of preparation.
"If I felt we had no chance," he said, "I wouldn't want any part
'f this job. We're going there to win-!"
The United States team will have to play super hockey to win.
ts spirit will be decisive - for that is virtually all it has in face of
uch formidable opposition.
Michigan's fighting band of Canadians will certainly be its
oughest test until it meets the Goliaths under the towering peaks
f Cortina. The Maize and Blue, however, are contributing more
han just mere opposition. The magic name of the Heyligermen is
xpected to draw some 10,000 fans into the Olympia come Wednesday
These fans will pay the freight for much of the Olympic Team's
ravel. The U.S., unlike most of the world, does not support its Olym-
)ic teams with government funds. All money is raised by donations
r admissions. The proceeds from Wednesday night's battle go toward
lending our winter teams to Cortina.
Stars of the Snow...

New Construction To Raise
Stadium's Seating Capacity

Michigan Stadium-already the
largest college owned stadium in
the world, will soon have another
few thousand seats and one of
the most modern pressboxes in the
Les Etter, Michigan's athletic
publicity director, this week re-
leased photos of the model of the
Stadium addition which will be
constructed this spring.
Cost $300,000
The $300,000 structure will re-
place the original pressbox built
when the stadium was constructed
in 1927. Considered one of the
finest of its kind during its time,
the original pressbox has become
outmoded with the coming of in-
creased radio and television cover-
age of games.
One-third of the new pressbox
is devoted exclusively for use of
on-the-spot coverage.
The new structure is designed to
accomodate 406 persons, including
203 sportswriters.
It will be a triple-decked struc-
ture, projecting out over the stands
with seats built in underneath.
These additional seats will raise
the seating capacity from 97,239
to over 100,000. The exact total
will be unknown until the con-
struction is completed.
The bottom level of the pressbox
will contain three rows of desks
in a completely glass-enclosed area
for the sportswriters, and space
enough for stenographers and du-
plicating machines which are used
to give a play-by-play account of
the game to all of the sports-
The unenclosed middle deck will
be for the exclusive use of photo-
graphers, and the top floor will.

contain 18 separate booths for
radio and television broadcasting.
Attached to the rear of the
structure will be a private dining-
room for the use of the University
President, and for special dinner
parties for visiting dignitaries.
Also contained in the building
will be an elevator and a lunch-
room for those working in the
The structure will be built be-
tween the two 22% yard lines over
the site of the old pressbox. Con-
struction will begin as soon as the
old pressbox, of which only the
steel skeleton remains, is com-
pletely torn down. Work began on
the tearing out of the former
structure the week after the Ohio
State game.
Fifth Step
The project is the fifth step in
Michigan'sp$7,000,000 athletic
building program of which the
women's swimming pool, the Ath-
letic Administration building, and
a "pitch-and-putt" golf course are
already completed.
The new varsity swimming pool,
another part of the program, is
now nearing completion.

THIS MODERN PRESSBOX will soon adorn the west side of Michigan's enormous football stadidm.
The top photo of the architect's model shows the front view of the triple-decked structure with the
additional few thousand seats it will make available. Bottom photo is the rear view showing the
private dining room for the use of President Hatcher and visiting dignitaries.
KramerLeads,,.Wolverine Scoring


New York 5, Detroit 4
Toronto 4, Chicago 2
Notre Dame 83, Butler 69
Kansas State 67, College of the
Pacific 36
Wake Forest 84, Duke 71
Southern Methodist 87. Rice 66
Maryland 76, South Carolina 57
Holy Cross 85, Connecticut 68
New York 103, Boston 86

A scoring record, an improved
Randy Tarrier, and a'4-4 won-lost
record-these seem to be the basic
results of Michigan's first eight
cage encounters.
Ron Kramer provided the big
news over the holidays by pump-
ing in 30 points, on 14 field goals
and two charity tosses, for a new
Michigan scoring record. His ef-
fort, coupled with Tom Jorgensen's
22 points, paced Michigan to a
81-71 conquest of Oregon in the
first leg of a three-game winning
Tarrier Improves
Sophomore Randy Tarrier, de-,
spite a mediocre showing against
Ohio State, is the most improved
eager. Ranking second in Wolver-
ine scoring with 94 points for a,
11.8 average, the 6'5" forward is
the most accurate of the quintet,
hitting at a 41 per cent clip.
Kra er has the largest point
production, with 147 on 59 field'

goals and 29 free throws for a by its 80-79 win over highly-tout-
18.4 average. ed Brigham Young.
Captain Tom Jorgensen is third The team's 'biggest handicap is,
with 88 on a 31-26 combination for a weakness in outside shooting.
an average of 11 points per game. Without a pair of consistent scor-
Jorgensen has connected on 26 of ing guards, Perigo is unable to
30 charity tosses for a phenome- present a well-balanced offense.
nal 86.7 per cent. --
Staff Optimistic '+ I "
Although the Wolverine coach- igs, PhiDelts(
ing staff is cheerfully optimistic,
most sportswriters take a dim vie W in I-M
of nichigan's chances in Confer-
ence competition. Some believe
coach Bill Perigo's men will be CageContests
lucky to finish above the cellar.
However, all agree that the Wol- By CHUCK WAITE
verines can be a definite threat
to any team in the Conference Perennial defending champion
when they are having a good Sigma Chi rang up the curtain on
night. the Social Fraternity "B" basket-
It will be an up-and-down sea- ball league by romping to an im-
son, with the squad's success de- pressive 47-19 win over Delta Up-
pending on how well it can locate silon in last night's action at the
the basket on a given night. That I-M Building.
the team is capable of beating the Sigma Chi, seeking its sixth
best in the country was evidenced nigm , seeR i.ng s.d six

Tickets on sale at the Athletic Administration Building
for $1, $2, and $3.
Round trip bus transportation ($1.50) and $2 tickets on sale at
the Michigan Union every afternoon from 3-5.







Sports Shorts

The Michigan baseball team has
been invited to participate in the
Dixie Classic tournament this'

]rHE money that you - the Michigan students - lay down for spring.
Wednesday night's battle, will send speed skaters Ken Henry and The host teams are North Caro-
)on McDermott over -Cortina's ice; will help push such stars as lina State, North Carolina, Dukej
Andrea Lawrence, Skeeter Werner, Katy Rudolph and Kenny Pitou and Wake Forest. The three other
hrough the Dolomitian slalom gates; and Art Devlin and Roy Sher- guests will be Amherst, Colgate
wood off the towering ski jumps, as well as the 17 Olympic pucksters and Loyola.
themselves. The tournament will be held
The stage is set - the cause is a fine one. Various student over a three-day period, with the
froups on campus have rallied to the cause, and are pushing a Wolverines meeting North Caro-
itudent group travel plan to the big game. For only a dollar and lina on the Chapel Hill diamond
in the first round.
.ifty cents you can get a round trip bus ticket direct to the Olympia
- and for two dollars more you can get a good seat for the battle. * * *
This deal is available at the Michigan Union - and if you Perry Signs

1929 and boxing until his retire-
ment in July 1951.
Feller Enters Business
CLEVELAND (P)-Pitcher Bob
Feller announced yesterday that
he would become president of a
Cleveland insurance agency with-
out dropping his baseball career
with the Cleveland Indians.
Geo. H. Olmsted & Co., the old-
est agency in the city, which spe-
cializes in fire and casualty busi-
ness, will be incorporated with
Feller as president. The present
owner of the company, Louis O.
Hermann, will be vice-president.
Landy Loses
MELBOURNE (P) - Australia's
John Landy, the world's fastest
miler, who is attempting a come-
back, was beaten in a special half-
mile tryout race last night by Lon
Spurrier of San Francisco.
Spurrier, holder of the world
half-mile record, staged a strong
finish to beat Landy by a step in
1 minute, 51.8 seconds. Landy, who
led going into the final 50 yards,
had the same clocking.

st raigi iste, was pat uy
Mike Basford with 13 points. Bob
Becker and Stewart DeVries had
10 apiece.
Phi Delta Theta, a finalist last
year, rolled up the night's biggest
score, humbling Phi Sigma Delta,
59-28. Another powerhouse, Lamb-
da Chi Alpha, smashed Alpha Ep-
silon Pi, 44-19. A well-balanced
Sammy team licked Theta Delta
Chi, 32-16.
SAE Triumphs
Michigan footballer Mike Ro-
tunno switched his talents to the
hardwood and led SAE to a 37-20
victory over Alpha Delta Phi. Sig-
ma Nu, sparked by Keith Helfer-
ich, clipped Psi Upsilon, 35-25,
while Duke Wadsworth helped Phi
Kappa Sigma to a 46-9 win over
Delta Kappa Epsilon.
Other games saw Zeta Psi win
by forfeit over Sigma Phi, Delta
Chi down TKE, 27-15, Beta Theta
Pi take a forfeit from Acacia, ATO
decision Pi Lambda Phi, 36-22, Chi
Psi edge Phi Kappa Psi, 27-21, and
Zeta Beta Tau trounce Alpha Sig-
ma Phi, 35-16.
Theta Xi lost to Kappa Sigma,
23-17, Delta Tau Delta crushed Chi
Phi, 44-12, Phi Kappa Tau won a
forfeit from Triangle, Sigma Phi
Epsilon nudged Tau Delta Phi,
28-19, and Phi Gamma Delta beat
Theta Chi, 27-24.

Greenes Cash & Carry Store




lesire one, two or three-dollar seats without transportation you can
purchase them at the Athletic Administration Building. Yes-the
girls even get late permission Wednesday night if they attend the
It is hard to beat such an evening of entertainment for only
p3.50. You can't lose - for the funds certainly go toward a worthy
%ause. It promises to be an evening of spectacle long to be re-
nembered - and no matter if Michigan wins, loses, or ties - the
buys and girls who will bear the Stars and Stripes into Cortina's
>tadium next month will be the personal representatives of every
person at that game Wednesday night.

PITTSBURGH (P)-Lowell Per-
ry, former Michigan football star,'
yesterday signed a contract with
the Pittsburgh Steelers for 1956.
Perry, a 195-pounder from Ypsi-
lanti, is scheduled to be discharged
from the Army in April.
* * *
Oklahoma Wins Award
NEW YORK ()-The University
of Oklahoma was named yesterday
to receive the second annual
Grantland Rice Award as the best
college football team in the coun-
The award is made by Look
Magazine on a vote by the Foot-
ball Writers Assn. of America.
Oklahoma won its 30th straight
game by beating Maryland in the
Orange Bowl Monday.
* * *
MSU Boxing Coach Dies
Burhans, 70, longtime Michigan
State University boxing coach,
died Tuesday night of a heart ail-
ment. Burhans joined MSU in
1922. He coached wrestling until




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