.THE~ MICHIGAN DAILY
PR ESS PASSES
By BUD BENJAMIN
Annual Swim Gala To Be Presented Tonighi
ONE WEEK AGO your chronicler
asked Bennie Oosterbaan for nis
angle on the Michigan basketball
hopes withspecial reference to to-
morrow's opener against Michigan
Bennie didn't hesitate a minute.
"They should Peat us handily," he
retorted mournfully. "We've lost'
Townsend and Fishman while they
have practically their whole team
back. They have a big edge."
Yesterday I cornered the same Mr.
Oosterbaan leaning against the
meshes which surround the Field
House court. He was watching the
third and fourth stringers work out,
his baseball cap cocked rakishly on'
his head, and a pensive look in his
"Still think. it's a hopeless case,
Ben?" I asked him.
"Well, now Benj," he drawled, '
"they shouldn't have much
trouble beating us on paper,l
should they? . They have four
good men back and a lot of re-
serves but ..."
"Well, I'll tell you, Beni,
there's a lot of i s about this
game. Now we've looked real good
and real bad. We have -some
young boys, and you know I'm
sorta hoping they start fast. If
they do, it will be a tossup game.
If they don't.. ."
Why shouldn't they, Dr. 0? If they
have it, they have it. If they don't,
they don't. Play around with that
philosophy, my friend .
"It doesn't work that way,
Benj. Now here we have a team
playing a new style of game.
Fast break, fast passing, fast
running. That takes poise. This
first game in front of a big crowd
may throw the boys off, espe-
cially the younger ones. It may
take them awhile to find them-
How is this State team? You saw,
them play Kalamazoo Wednesday
"They're good. They have
plenty of material. They just
practiced against Kalamazoo.
Substituted freely, tried out a lot
of stuff. Their offense is simi-
lar to our's but it's more studied.
As to their team, Hutt is an im-
proved player, and Falkowski and
Shidler are dangerous in that
front line. Callahan and Henry
round up a pretty good ball club,
and they have second stringers 1
who can go in there and hold
And now to, the startingilineup
which you probably. won't give.
"I'll start Rae, Smick, Beebe,
Thomas and Pink. They're the
Well, if you'll break precedent by.
giving a lineup how about a score?
"Seyou i h ockrroom
after the garre, Benj..Yep, I'll see
you in the locker, room."
Many Surprises Expected
From Coach Matt Mann1
In'Fourth Swim Fest
(Continued rrom rage 1)
mous swimmers here tonight will be
Andy Clark, another member of the
Detroit A. C. Clark was crowned 300-
meter champion at the National
A.A.U. meet in Louisville and will
swim in the 200-yard free here. Clark
will bear a five second handicap.
Still another will be Bill Prow, a
high school lad fror Detroit, who
was national prep school champion
in both 50- and 100-yard free-style.
In another of the 200-yard frees
will be Tom Haynie, captain of this
year's team. Haynie will have to
wait until Matt Mann counts 10 be-
fore he can start.
In the 50-yard free there is no
paucity of material. In fact, 32 men
(count them yourself tonight) will be
in six different heats.
Even at the Swim Gala, sex will
rear its head as the five-women
team of University women meets the
Ann Arbor Club in a 250-yard relay.
The coeds will choose their quintet
from among Ruth Allen, Nancy Seeds,
Marg Wisoman, Mary MacDonald,
Virginia Storts and Clara Lonfosty.
The whole affair this year, as it
was in the three preceding years, is
sponsored by the W.A.A. to help fi-
nance the proposed new women's
swimming pool. So if some female
accosts you on campus, offering you
a ticket for 25 cents. if you bring!
your identification card, you'll know
it's for a worthy cause.
Giant Spartan Center
To Test New
Whole Team Substitution
Adopted From Rockne's
Coach Ben F. Van Alstyne's "two-
team plan" will meet its first real
test at Yost Field House tomorrow
night. That's the word from Lansing
where the Michigan State basketball
mentor has taken a leaf from the
book of Knute Rockne and is substi-
tuting his players in five-man units.
"We are going to experiment with
the plan this season," says Van Al-
styne, "and if successful certainly will
stick to it."
"It's getting so nowdays every squad
is blessed with so many promising
players that a coach does the boys an
injustice by playing only one combi-
nation," he complains. "If I can find
the talent in this squad we will have
two teams and they will relieve each
other as units. When five boys get
accustomed to playing together, they
NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. 8--P1)--
The attempts of the Detroit Tigers
to add a hard hitting outfielder of
established major league ability to
their lineup were continued today as
the meeting of the National Associa-
tion of Professional Baseball Leagues
On the fire, according to rumor,
was a transaction with the Cleveland
Indians for Earl Averill, one of the
Anerican League's outstanding play-
ers. No other Tiger transaction was
expected to be completed.
Close observers feel that Detroit can
not finish better than second in 1939
unless a slugging gardener is added
Aha, so Oosterbaan is holding
eh. Go ahead, Ben.
TO PLEASE HIM
and smart in.
style, at $1.00.
Big Ben Dargush, six-feet-twos
and weighing 195 pounds, is a hard
man for opposing centers to push
around. Besides his height and
weight advantage, the Michigan
State Center is a good passer and
Phi Kappa Psi
Beats Clhi Psi
it Swim Meet'
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Faculty On Hand
With varsity, female and out-of-
town swimmers here, it' is only right
that the faculty should hpave a rep-
resentative. So it was arranged.
Prof. Dr. Byron C. Hughes will give
an exhibition of underwater swim-
ming. If you've ever wished a pro-
fessor under water, here is your op-
The evening will be rounded out by
the hackneyed but nevertheless truth-
ful, "last but not least, the diving."
Here five varsity and four freshmen
wil be aided and abetted by former
national champion and ex-Michigan
diver, Ben Grady. The divers will go
off both high and low boards and will
introduce, for the first time, the five
new required Olympic dives.
Be a Goodfellow
Drills For Game
Western Ontario To Bring
Veteran Team Here
With their tie game against Mc-
Master University a thing of the past,
Michigan's hockey team completed
another hard 90 minute practice last
night in preparation for Saturday's
game at the Coliseum against Wes-
Coach Ed Pettinger of Western will
bring a squad of twelve men to oppose
the local team. A majority of these
players composed the team that lost
their opening game to the Wolver-
ines last year but defeated them later
in the season.
'The starting Wolverine forward
wall will again have Doran, Cooke,
and Chadwick at the center and wing
positions respectively. Although un-
able to stop some of McMaster's of-.
fensive drives Coach Lowrey will con-
tinue to use Hillberg and Calvert at
the defense posts.
Because of their successful showing
in the opening game, sophomores
Ross, Stodden, and Lovett will be
ready to relieve the first string line
at any time. "Spike" James will be
in the net as he undoubtedly shall
This is the last home game for
the Wolverines before the vacation
period. Next Wednesday night they
will meet Western Reserve at Cleve-
In an inter-fraternity swim meet
in the Intramural pool last night,
Phi Kappa Psi downed Chi Psi 31-30.
The score was 27-26 in favor of Chi
Psi going into the final ;vc~at, which
was a 75-yard medley relay.
Jim Krieger took first in the 50-
yard free style for the winners, and
then swam the final leg of the de-
ciding medley relay. His time for the
50 yards was 26:9.
After Phi Kappa Psi had taken a
commanding lead in the early events
of the neet, Ted Sweeney and Dale
Parshall took first and second places
respectfully in the diving to put Chi
Psi in the lead with only one event,
The 100-yard relay was won by a
Chi Psi team composed of Reese,
Hibbard, Biggers, and Sweeney.
Round Of AAU
are more effective than when dis-
turbed by frequent substitutions."
So speaks the Spartan and Michi-
gan fans can look for a new State
team every ten minutes tomorrow if
he sticks to his plan-and he did
against Kalamazoo Wednesday night.
One Veteran Team
The new deal in MSC athletics has
turned up two first class teams for
Van Alstyne this season. A veteran
first team includes Frank Shidler and
George Falkowsi, juniors, at the for-
ward positions. Shidler has replaced
Marty Hutt at this spot and Fal-
kowski was the squad's ace last year.
Ben Dargush, husky senior from Am-
sterdam, N. Y.,. will be at center with
veterans Leo Callahan and Charley
Henry at the guards.
There is a possibility however, that
Hutt may break back into the start-
ing lineup after his top performance
against Kalamazoo when he lead the
scoring with nine points. He scored
15 . against Michigan in last year's
The second team which is scheduled
to come into the game at the ten
minute mark will find the three Gary
sophomores in the lineup. They are
center Max Hindmnan, forward Bob
Phillips and guard Chester Aubuchon.
With four years of teamwork behind
them they click smoothly along with
last year's regular Marty Hutt at the
other forward and junior guard Max
Dalrymple. Dalrymple is the long
Coach Van Alstyne admits that his
squad has the greatest amount of
potential ability that State has seen
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Styles of Tomorrow Today
Satu rday aind Sunday 2-5,
Michigan's wrestling team is in
Chicago today awaiting the opening
of the second annual Midwest A.A.U.
championship which gets under way
tonight. Nine Wolverines are on
edge for the matches, determined to
bring back to Ann Arbor a goodly1
number of those Elgin'wrist watches
to be offered as first prize in each
The meet will enable Coach Cliff
Keen to get a line on just what he
can expect from his sophomore ma-
terial this year. He doesn't expect
his fist-year men tocome out on top
in this tourney, which is one of the
toughest in the country, but he'll be
more than satisfied if they give a
good account of themselves.
Keen is anxious to see how sophs
Tom Weidig, 121-pounder, and Ralph
Turner, 158-pounder, will fare under
fire for the first time. They've shown
definite promise that they will be
tough to beat in intercollegiate com-
petition this year.
Indiana, Michigan's mat nemesis
and conquerors of the Wolverines in
last year's dual meet, has entered a
strong group of contestants, and the
meet may develop into a dog fight be-
tween Keen's men and the Hoosiers.
There are other mat stars, however,
rs Await First
including some experienced ex-college
grapplers who will enter unattached,
who also have designs on those at-
tractive Elgin watches.
The Wolverines will attempt to get
by the first round tonight, with fur-
ther eliminations scheduled for to-
morrow afternoon. The finals in each
weight class will be staged" tomorrow
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