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, AUGUST 15, 1947

THE MICHTGAN DAILY

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TOPS 'EM ALL:
Teammates Elect Connie Hill
To Hockey Post Three Times

Diminutive Connie Hill was re-
elected captain of the University
of Michigan hockey team for th(
1947-48 season, becoming the first
player in Wolverine history to b(
honored with the captaincy of an
athletic team for three years.
Only five feet, five inches tall;
Hill is one of the outstanding de-
fensemen ever to play for the
Michigan squad. His teammates
gave a verbal agreement to this
when they also chose him as the
most valuable player on the team
for the second consecutive year.
Scored 14 Points
During the past season Hill
scored two goals and made 12 as-
sists for a total of 14 points. He
spent 51 minutes in the penalty
box, earning the title of Michi-
gan's number one "Bad Man."
Connie hails from Copper Cliff,
Ontario, and has spent most of
the spare time of *his 25 years on
the hockey rink. He is pursuing
his scholastic career in the College
of Architecture.
Glasses Help
Hill is one of the few hockey
players in college circles who
wears glasses while he plays. While
this may give him some extra
sympathy from the audience at
the beginning of the game, the
feeling usually dissipates quite
rapidly once the contest is under
way. His uncanny ability to diag-
nose potential scoring plays has
probably "prevented more oppon-
ents' scores than any Wolverine
save goalie Jack MacDonald.
NOw is the time for the Daily
sports editor to retire to the
"Bell" for a prolonged rest.

Football...
(Contlinuedi from Page 6)
from Northwestern the next week-
end, and then saw their title
chances blow out when they out-
fumbled Illinois on the "Lost
Weekend" to lose, 13-9. Michigan
outgained the visitors, 332 yards
to 143, but 86,000 Homecoming
fans saw the Illini take advantage
of 12 Michigan fumbles to come
out on top.
Crisler's men journeyed to
Minnesota the following week
and handed the Gophers a 21-0
defeat to retain the "Little
Brown Jug" for the fourth
straight year. Returning to Ann
Arbor, the Wolverines continued
on the right track by lambasting
Michigan State, 55-7, with Cris-
ler using his third-stringers and
Jayvees at the end of the con-
test.
The Wolverines wound up the
year by traveling down to Colum-
bus and shellacking Ohio State,
58-6, playing as close to perfect
football as the 79,000 fans who
watched had ever seen.

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McCoy Reactivates Michigan
Undergraduate Managers Club
Michigan's Undergraduate Man- acting formal business is known
agers Club which had been inac- as the Undergraduate Managers
tive since the beginning of the Council and only the Senior Var-
war was reactivated at a special sity Managers are eligible to vote.
meeting of all the Senior Varsity This Council is entrusted with the
Managers, called by assistant Ath- task of recommending measures
letic Directcr Ernie McCoy. Elec- to the Board in Control of Physi-
tions of officers were held, and cal Education and Athletics.
Max Cogen, manager of the 1946 Recruits Wanted
football squad, was chosen as After deciding upon matters of
chairman and Kenneth Fleisch- athletic importance, which may
hauer, Intramural Manager was be brought up by students on
chosen Secretary. campus through appropriate peti-
Organized in 1922 tions or by members of the Coun-
The Undergraduate Managers cil, recommendations are passed
Council was organized during the on to the Board in Control of
college year 1922-23 with the Physical Education and Athletics.
avowed object of: first, to bring It also acts in an unofficial ca-
together the various men, who, pacity and at present its chief aim
throughout the years of Michi- is to elevate the standing of the
gan's athletic history, have man- athletic managers to a level en-
aged the various teams, and grant joyed prior to the war.

them privileges not hitherto ac-
corded; and, second, and much
more important, to further the
cause of a better Michigan.
The Managers Club when trans-

Track Review.. .

Wresting...
(Continued from Page 6)
pects in the Midwest last season
in the person of 155-pounder
Bob Betzig. He scored six falls
in conference competition, and
took fourth in the Big Nine
meet.

CONNIE HILL-The fir'st Mich-
igan athlete ever to be elected
captain of a team three times.
Harmon Returns
Tom Harmon, one of Michigan's
all-time football greats. xeturned
to Ann Arbor this year for a brief
stay-via the movie screen. Har-
mon appeared as the coach of a
college rowing crew in "The
Sweetheart of Sigma Chi." His
wife, Elyse Knox, played the lead.

(Continued from Page 6)
former Wolverine Bill Watson's
record.
In the indoor title meet Barten
turned on the most torrid final-
lap sprint seen in the Conference
in years to cross the 880 finish
line with a time of 1:53.9, equal-
ling Hoosier Chuck Hornbostel's
1933 mark.
In Conference team standing
the Wolverine thinclads finished
third both indoors and outdoors.
Illinois' all-powerful aggrega-
tion captured both crowns, with

Ohio State grabbing seco
doors and Wisconsin run
outdoors.
During spring vacation t]
clads journeyed to the Wes
where they upheld Big Nin
els by whipping Calif orni
591/. They retuned to run
diana and Purdue in a tri
affair, and then lost threea
meets to Ohio State, Illin
Michigan State. The loss
Spartans was the first in tJ
verines' history-it came o
ter-filled track, 68 1/3-632
cided by the final mile rela

nd in-
ner-up

he thin- In the Conference champion-
st Coast ships Courtright, retained his 155-
ne laur- pound crown, defeating Ken Mar-
a 71% ~lin of Iowa. Dworsky captured a
1by In-second, losing a heart-breaker in
iangual the finals to Verne Gagne of
straight Minnesota, 2-1. Bob Johnston,
Dis, and who joined the squad late in the
to the year, also surprised with a sec-
heWth- and place in the 121-pound class.
n a wa-Maurice Smith, scrappy 1 3 6-
2/3, de- pounder, copped a third place.
ay. J o h n Allred, Phil Carlson,
George Curtis, Jim Smith, Hugh
Mack, and ,Ward Peterson also
were featured in the Wolverine
~~ mat attack during the year. A
small contingent of Maize and
Blue wrestlers took one first, a
second, and two thirds in the
State AAU meet.

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THE MICHIGAN UNION offers all forms of recreation:
Swimming, billiards, dancing. Make it your center of fine
entertainment in Ann Arbor.
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