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January 11, 1956 - Image 3

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Mich: '54, All-WIHL .. . Minn, '55, All-American

... Minn. '54, All-NCAA ... MSU co-captain, '54-'55

... most valuable, N. Dak., '54

... Mich. '53, U.S. World team - ... Harvard '55, All-American

Puc ksters







Fun dRaising


Wolverines Ready To Meet!
Undefeated Olympic Team

(Continued from Page 1)

Fort William squad, 7-4, at Duluth.
Michigan is like-wise finally
under a full head of steam. Hold-
ing a league winning streak of
three straight, Vic Heyliger's icers
have forged into a first place
WIHL tie with North Dakota.
* Thus the stage is set for what
may be one of the truly great
nights in Michigan hockey history.
Coach Johnny Mariucci of the
Olympians has the finest group
of American hockey players ever
to gather on the same ice, under
his command. The thundering
volleys of Johnny Mayasich, Bill
Cleary, Dick Dougherty, Weldy Ol-
son, Gene Campbell, and Michi-
gan's John Matchefts will test the
Michigan defense to the utmost.
The crack goaltending of Don
SFutture Bri Ait
For Gymnasts
Michigan's 64-47 'win In gym-
nastics over Michigan State, to-
gether with the sensational all-
around show put on by Ed Gag-
nier, has forced coach Newt Lok-
en's wide smile to spread out a
little more than usual.
Gagnier's five firsts were the
high spot of the meet and have
had local gymnastic fans talking.
Loken made the assertion that
from what he has seen, he thinks
that Gagnier "will definitely chal-
lenge the All-Around Champion-
ship this year at the Big Ten
Although Loken was pleased
with the results of Monday's meet,
he hastened to say that not much
can really be told from the vic-
tory as MSU is not one of the
stronger teams in the conference.
Wiese, Bates 'Fine'
Besides Gagnier, Loken pointed
to the performances of Nick Wiese
and Charlie Bates as very fine.
"For having to work in five events,
Wiese came through very well, and
Bates second on the trampoline
deserves a lot of credit as he can't
work with us regularly because of
his diving," said Loken.
Another thing that showed up
Monday was Michigan's strength
on the parallel bars and high bar,
and its comparative weakness in
tumbling and the trampoline., "I
hope our weak events come'around
a little for Illinois. They're the
champs and we surely want to beat
them," said Loken.

Rogazio and Michigan's Willard
Ikola will put a tremendous ob-
stacle in front of Coach Vic Hey-
liger's flashy offense.
It will be more than just a game
between a college and a group of
all-stars. It is a test between na-
tions for all practical purposes.
Michigan's team is entirely made
up of the finest junior players in
all Canada. The Olympians are
the best players America has pro-
duced in.the past five years.
Michigan's Chances Good
What chance does Michigan
stand in the face of such opposi-
tion? The Olympians are certainly
Trip Tickets
Round trip bus transportation
to Detroit and back for the
hockey game tonight can still
be bought at the Union today
from 2-4 this afternoon. Total
price for ticket ($2) and trans-
portation ($1.50) is $3.50. Tick-
ets will be on sale at the Ath-
letic Administration Building
until 3 p.m. and up to game
time at the Olympia.
Those going on the bus should
meet behind the Administration
Building and Union at 6:30 to-
night. Buses will leave prompt-
ly at 6:45.
in for a battle. Minnesota's green
squad held the mighty Olympians
to a slim 3-2 victory at St. Paul
Saturday night. If Minnesota can
come that close, it can certainly
be reasoned that powerful Michi-
gan can come even closer.
The Olympic team is definitely
in for its toughest battle until it
reaches the scene of the 1956
San Francisco 74, Santa Clara
(Dons win 38th straight to come
within one game of tying re-
Winter Olympics at Cortina D'-
Ampezzo later this month.
Proceeds for Fund
The entire proceeds of the game
will be turned over by the Uni-
versity of Michigan to the Olym-
pic Fund as its contribution to-
ward sending our teams to Cort-
ina, and to Melbourne next fall.
Despite the newspaper strike in
Detroit there is considerable in-
terest in the game, and student
reaction here at Ann Arbor is re-
markably high. Well over 100 fans
are expected to take the charter-
ed busses in, and possibly over a
thousand others will make the
trip by car.

... tops divers

Sigma C'hi,
SAM Notch
Cage Wins
Topping last night's IM compe-
tition in fraternity basketball, Sig-
ma Chi led by Tom Maentz and
Marvin Nyren easily routed Al-
pha Sigma Phi, 63-15.
In another game , SAM, last
year's runnerup, conquered Phi
Epsilon Pi 41-16.
. Other action saw Phi Delta
Theta win by forfeit, Tau Delta
Phi down Theta Chi 52-46 while
Sigma Alpha Epsilon won over Psi
Upsilon 34-31. Phi Kappa Sigma
trounced Acacia 63-15 and Lambda
Chi Alpha outplayed Tau Kappa
Epsilon 37-20.
Beta Theta beat Theta Xi 31-25,
as Pi Lambda- Phi and Chi Psi
downed Theta Psi 55-12 and Sigma
Phi 35-25 respectively. Phi Kap-
pa Tau defeated Delta Upsilon
31-25, and Kappa Sigma won from
Trigon 46-21.
Alpha Delta Phi nipped Phi Sig-
ma Delta 36-34, and Delta Chi was
victorious over Phi Gamma Delta
28-26. Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma
Phi Epsilon, Delta Tau Delta, Phi
Kappa Psi and Alpha Epsilon Pi
were also victorious.

'M' Natators
Prove Weak
In Sprints
After finishing second to Michi-
gan State in the first Big Ten
Invitational Meet, the Michigan
swimmers today began prepara-
tions for the opening of the dual
meet season.
The natators travel to Iowa this
weekend to meet Iowa State Col-
lege on Friday night, arid the
University of Iowa, Saturday. The
latter is the first conference meet
for the tankmen.
Michigan State captured the
Invitational Meet title by edging
the Wolverines 76-63. The host
Spartans capitalized on their
sprinters to capture four first
places in an all relay contest.
Handicapped by Sprints
Michigan was handicapped by
the lack of long distance races.
While the Spartans have almost
all of their strength in the short
sprints, the Wolverines have most
of their power in the longer races.
None of the swimmers had to go
over 100 yards and most of them
had to go no longer than 50 yards.
This proved a greet handicap, es-
pecially to the performers that
usually take honors in the longer
races, such as Jack Wardrop, Har-
rison Wehner, and John O'Reilly.
Coach Gus Stager said that in
general he was satisfied with the
team's performance. However, he
did not feel that the meet was
much of an indication of the-
Wolverine's strength this season.
Varsity Outlook Hopeful
Most of last year's varsity is
back, and these swimmers give all
indications that they will continue
the same calibre of performance
that made Michigan one of the
Big Ten powers last season.-.
Michigan's divers gave a very
impressive performance in the
meet copping first place honors by
more than 100 points.
The impressive showing of John
Narcer, John Murphy and Charlie
Bates should mean that the Woi-
Gerines will be able to pick up
some much needed points in the
diving events if these three are
able to continue their fine show-

on the right track



... better and better

Don Canham reached a height
of 6 foot-72/4 inches as a high
jumper once, but he is now going
sky-high as head track and field
mentor for Michigan.
Although only 36 years old, the
tall track coach already has made
a fine record in such fields as
athletics, coaching and business,
as well as an outstanding leader-
ship background.
Reputation Abroad
Leadership is one of the top
assets that Canham, who already
owns a reputation in both Europe
and the United States as a coach,
has. He captained the 1941 Wol-
verine thinclads and worked his
way up from private to captain
in three and a half years during
World War II.
In athletics his 6'6%" high jump
leap during the 1940 indoor cam-
paign still is unbeatable as Michi-
gan's indoor and Yost Field House
best. One of Canham's own stu-
dents, former national collegiate

champ Milt Mead, wrecked his
outdoor mark.
Canham's coaching performance
exceeds his brilliant participation
fame. When he succeeded Ken
Doherty as Michigan's head coach
in 1948, he had ' had only four
years of coaching behind him, one
at Kankakee, Illinois, and three
as assistant to Doherty.
Rose Quickly
From there he rose quickly in
his field.
His specialty has become middle
distance men. The Wolverine dis-
tance medley relay team set and
then broke its own world indoor
record and set a world outdoor
His men also set American bests
in the outdoor four-mile relay and
the indoor half-mile relay. Don
McEwen, a Canham protege, add-
ed more honors with an American
two-mile record.
Despite all of these glories, plus
his own high jumping, Canham
claims the capture of both indoor
and outdoor titles of the Big Ten




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