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Hers Record Mediocre Season

Wrestling Future Bright-
Predicts Aide Anderson



s won the NCAA
ionship and another
z has drawn to a
nly been more than
" season, however,
nes had a mediocre
only eight games
losses. Twoof those

defeats came against professional
A new coach made his debut at
his alma mater.'° Al Renfrew be-
came only the fourth hockey coach
in the history of the sport here at
Michigan. Only one of his prede-
cessors had managed the Wolver-
ines to a winning season in his
rookie year. That was way back in

Over half a million now

the season of 1921-22 when Joseph
Barnes compiled a 7-4 record.
Excuses for a poor season seem
like sour grapes, and very many
times they are. But there certainly
doesexist some valid explanations
of the mediocre performance of
the Wolverines this past year.
Michigan had basically an in-
experienced team at the start of
the campaign. Only seven letter-
men were back, and five of those
were juniors with only one year
of experience.
Another important reason for
the team's performance was, oddly
enough, the schedule. Michigan
had to play six league games in
the eight days preceding Christ-
mas vacation. As most students
know, there were many exams at
that time, and hockey players arp
not immune. Michigan lost four of
the six games.
Perhaps the most important ex-
planation for a poor season is
attitude, or rather lack of it. Cer-
tain players participated all-sea-
son, but only. with an apathetic
spirit, and. this most definitely,
hampered the team effort.
Brighter Future
All is not as black as it may
appear, however, when one looks
toward next year.
For the first time in many years,
a group of new teams will oppose
Michigan. This is the result of the
WIHL breakup, one of the events
that prevented this season from
being just "another' campaign.:
More eastern and Canadian schools
are being contacted and will no
doubt offer sufficient as well as
exciting competition.
Some promising freshmen may;
possibly provide the spirit that;
was missing in a few players this;
year. Only three players will be
lost through graduation, thus in-
suring a much more experienced

"Michigan had a bad season
this year, but the outlook for
wrestling in the future is bright,"
so said Charlie Anderson.
If you are not willing to accept
Anderson as an authority you are
probably one of those who doesn't
know who he is. For the record, he
is Coach Cliff Keen's assistant and
if anyone should know the Michi-
gan wrestling, it's Anderson.f
Part of his job is wrestling with
members of both the varsity and
freshman squads during practice,
and as a result he knows the
wrestlers extremely well.
Anderson is a fine wrestler in his
own right. He wrestled in the 123-
and 130-lb. classes on the Michi-
gan Big Ten championship team
of 1956. On that team with him
was Mike Rodriguez, whom An-
derson calls the best wrestler with
whom he ever competed.

Matches with Michigan Captain
Max Pearson are part of Ander-
son's daily routine. These bouts
not only, help him stay in condi-
tion, but they provide Pearson
with a top-flightopponent daily.
Work with members of the
freshman team in his weight class
provides Anderson with the rest
of his chores. About this he said,
"Keen shows the boys what to do
and I'm the fellow they try to
work it on."
Anderson is high on several of
the freshman prospects, especially
Ambrose Wilbanks, a 130-lb. wres-
ter from Ypsilanti. He said, "I
know him better than the other
freshmen as I wrestle him daily.
He is a top flight prospect." '
An army veteran, Anderson is
currently enrolled in the Univer-.
sity as a graduate student doing
undergraduate work preparatory
to Law School.

... new role

njured Gymnasts Gagnier, Dozauer
Cole Return to Action This Weekend




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St. Patrick's Day proved to be
a happy day for the Michigan
gymnastics team as it learned that
all' three of its injured members
will be back in action this week
The most encouraging event of
the ,day for the gymnasts was.
Captain Ed Gagnier's workout.
Gagnier, who has been sidelined
since February 15, partipicated
yesterday in the hardest workout
since his injury. '
Coach Newt Loken said, "I plan'
to use Gagnier in both the free
exercise and tumbling events this

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weekend." Gagner, who ordinarily
competes in -ive or six events is
limiting himself to just these two
events because they will place
little strain on his injured chest,
After practice, Gagnier remark-
ed, "I feel like competing today.
I just hope I can make the team
as the other fellows have improved
so much."
This is like Ron Kramer saying
the same thing after returning to
the lineup after, his injury in the
Army game two and one-half years
Trampolinist Ed Cole, who is
recovering from an ankle injury
also put in the heaviest workout
since his injury and should be'
able to: compete this weekend.
The third injured person who
should be able to help the Wolver-
ines this weekend is Wolfgang
Dozauer. Dozauer received a
food 4
for lack of a little
expert service-.
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shoulder injury in last weekend's
meet against Wisconsin, but it has
proved to be less serious than first
Best possible performances from
these three gymnasts plus top
routines from all squad members
will be needed this weekend as
the squad faces the NCAA cham-
pions, Penn State.
Best Meet
The meet should be the best
seen here this year and will be
held Saturday at 8 p.m. in the
I-M Building.
The squad's performance over
the weekend was another thing
that had Coach Loken beaming.
In particular, Loken was pleased
with the showing of Nino Marion
who took three firsts and tied for
another in Saturday's meet with
Loken said, "This was un-
doubtedly Marion's best perform-
ance of the year."
Coaches Pick
WIHL Stars'/
Colorado College and Minnesota
dominated the 1957-58 Western
Intercollegiate Hockey League All-
Star team by placing four of their
stars on it.
- Bill Hay and Bob McCusker
represented Colorado on a team
picked by the seven league coaches
last week at Minneapolis.
Bob White was the lone Michi-
gan player to make the first team.
Zamrau and Steenson
Ed Zamrau of the NCAA cham-
pion Denver squad was selected to
one defensive position, while Bill,
Steenson of runner-up North
Dakota made the other.
John McCartan, sturdy goalie for
Minnesota all season, was named
the Al-Star goal tender and his
teammate, Dick Burg tied McCus-
ker for one of the wing positions.
Hay, McCusker and Burg were
three of the top four scorers in
league play. Hay was the offensive
leader with 48 points on 16 goals
and 32 assists.

Students and Athletes
HE ARTICLE ON SPIRIT at Michigan which appeared recently an
these pages brought up some interesting points, many of which
seem to require some evaluation themselves.
Scanning the article for quotations, the one made by basketball
coach Bill Perigo first caught my eye. "If the students don't care, why
should the players?" he asks.
This, it seems to me, must have caused Perigo some embarrass-
ment. For on the following page of that same issue, in an article on
basketball failures here, he is quoted as saying to his players, "If yo
boys are interested in playing ball, the love of the game should provide
you with all the incentive necessary."
Not to put the genial Perigo on the spot, but his paradoxical as-
sertions bring up an important point-one which he doubtless didn't
care to mention-namely, the boys don't love the game that much-
at least, most of them don't.
In reference to his first question, it -is obvious that students do
care. It is obvious in the beginning of the season, when the Wolverines
annually storm onto the court like a house afire and, after the dust
of the first four or five games has cleared, are situated in or near first
place in the Big Ten. The students love this.
Script Needs Rewriting ... .
HOWEVER, THE STUDENTS-especially those who have been
around awhile-also get rather tired of the same old basketball
script at Michigan, and since there are other more interesting teams
to watch than a basketball team obviously on the way down, Perigo
gets the impression that the students don't care. If Michigan did any-
thing of significance in the Conference one year-just one-Interest
in basketball would be restored for quite some time, and the caliber
of players coming here would soar, too.
Obviously, something besides fan support is lacking at Yost Field
House. It's not for me to decide this here, as the recent series in The
Daily did a pretty fair job of it. But until it is ironed out, fan support
cannot be expected to improve, either.
This closely ties in with his second statement. The players, for
the most part, don't enjoy playing that much. There are probably
several reasons foi this. Perhaps it's the fault of the coaching-who
really knows? It could be that this just isn't basketball territory. Maybe
the boys can't see putting in so much time every afternoon at Yost,
so that it becomes a job.
It used to be that there would be a little squib in The Daily a
month oi so before the basketball season, announcing that all those,
interested in playing basketball for Michigan are invited to come out.
This is no longer necessary, for 99 out of 100 Varsity athletes here know
they will be before they ever come to school.
.Anyone, Was Welcome ...E
BUT IT USED TO BE that anyone was welcome. The standards for
cutting the squads were much lower. They used to have what Ig
now almost an unheard-Qf terni? in college sports-the Junior Varsity
("Jayvees"). In football, they would divide up into several different
weight classifications, and have Big Ten play at every level. There
was opportunity fear all.
Now, the athletic department is so steamlined and so concentrated
on success that they have no time for these things. A Jayvee team
would just be in the way.
Now, none of the students feel themselves to be a part of the teams.
They may know some of the members of some of the squads, but they
consider athletes to be in a different world. Sports are no longer an
activity in which anyone may take part, such as The Daily, I1V,
Union, etc., but a job. The students eye the players as they would big.,
league players. A bad major league baseball, football or basketball
team doesn't usually draw many fans, and it's getting to be the same.
here. Students have no feeling for the athletes. They don't feel that
they are really represented by the young men in the fancy uniforms
who run up' and down a basketball court or smash a halfback to the
They're just spectators now, and that's all they ever could be, any
of them. Certainly they can benefit from our excellent intramural
program, but it just isn't the same.
High Academic Standards. ,
PROFESSOR VARLEY of the Sociology Department pointed out
something else which ties in with this. He mentioned the high
academic standards maintained at Michigan. Students are interested
in getting good marks and learning something-or, at least, staying
in school. This is the primary consideration of most of them, so that
if there isn't a place for them in athletics, they aren't interested in
them. And if the teams can't put on a good (in other words, winning)
performance, they consider being a spectator of tem a waste of time.
The climate here simply is not geared to blind devotion to athletics.
Half of, the time, the student's conjecture on athletics is to wonder
how much a certain athlete is making in his heroic pursuits.
So tm afraid that Coach Perigo, if he looks at things realistically,
will have to do some re-phrasing. What the question really boils down
to is, "If the players don't care, why should the students?

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Research Engineer Robert A. Thorpe, like many other
engineers, mathematicians and physicists, came to
IBM directly from college. Here he describes how he
put his E. E. degree to work in the exciting new area of
computer technology.

What's it like to be with

"I joined IBM for two reasons," Robert Thorpe recalls.
"First, the tremendous company rowth obviously'
offered every chance for advancement. Second, the
area of work was exactly what I was looking for-
transistors and their application to computer systems."
In June, 1955, Bob Thorpe decided to enter the IBM
training program, where he studied the corporate struc-
ture, its Divisions and products. He received technical
training in. computer logic, programming, and compo-
nents such as transistors, cores and tapes. By Septein-
ber, half his time was being devoted to an actual project;
by the following March, he was on that project full time.
"Our job was to transistorize six servo-amplifiers for
the airborne bombing-navigational system," he recalls,
"and we completed the project in April."
In Research (as in all of IBM), he works in a small
group. "Our team consists of three E. E.'s and a tech-
nician. We start with an analysis of the over-all system
and its components. Then we use modern design tech-
niques involving the latest devices to implement the
system." His group splits up occasionally to investigate
special phases of a project but reunites in frequent
sessions to coordinate ;their research activities.
Promoted to Associate Engineer
In August, 1956, he
was promoted to Asso-
ciate Engineer. At that
time he had been work-
ing on a design and de-
velopment project for,
Sa D.C. sweep-restoring
system for transistor-
ized airborne radar
data presentation. He
worked on this project
until it was completed
in May, 1957.
The "small-grop" approach Bob Thorpe was next
J to research assigned to the Circuit
Logic Department. Here, he was concerned with re-
search in new areas of computer technology-for
example, magnetic 'logic and semi-conductor circuit

What does the future hold'
Bob Thorpe plans to
continue in systems
work and to develop "a
more sophisticated ap-
proach to the analysis
and synthesis- of
sampled-data control
As his career develops,
he can advance to still
more challenging proj-
ects of a scientific na-
ture or he can assume
managerial responsibil- Testing amplifier performance
ities combining administrative and scientific talents.
Either way, the future is open. IBM Research is ex-
panding enormously at the present time. Anew Research
Center is being constructed in Westchester County,
N. Y., which will be
the world headquarters
for all IBM research
centers in this country
and Europe.


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The fact that he is so
much on his own, Bob
Thorpe says, is what he
likes best about IBM.
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shoulder' supervision.
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program and set your
own pace."

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