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Champaign; Sextet Plays




Gopher Tales...
A CONFIDANT of old returns to
these sacred portals today. Em-
blazoned in his Maroon and Gold
doublets, his florid face still remind-
ful of his namesake of old, he tied
the following epistle to the leg of his
trusty carrier pigeon and reurned to
his pynel room haunt feeling justifi-
ably pleased. The following was ad-
dressed to Pete Lisagor, last year's
sports editor, and myself, and with a
few excusable deletions I pass it on
to you.
Minneapolis, Minn. Jan. 3, '39
Dear Pete and Bud:
I'm going to take a few min-
utes off rom my onerous aca-
demic duties to send you this
very brief resume of the athletic
situation here at Minnesota and
give you people down in Ann Ar-
bor a chance to participate in a
bit of book-making on the hockey
games due very soon now.
So far our Gophers have split even
on the ice, winning a pair from Mc-
Masters' and losing two to Southern
California. An earlier game with a
Duluth senii-pro outfit--the Duluth
"Zephyrs," a Red Wing farm club-
was also lost, but this can be ruled
out as far as comparable collegiate
competition is concerned. Minnesota
showed a good attack and defense
against McMasters' and won by scores
of 6 to 3 and 5 to 2, but of the five
goals scored against the Gophers only
one was deserved. Larry Armstrong
was shy a good goalie and put in two
untried sophomores, and they both
measured up to the Municipal Park
League, Juvenile section, league. X;
'in other words, they were putrid.
Marty Falk became eligible for
the Southern California series
and played both games very well;
in fact, he will give James a very
nice run for i his laurels as all-
Midwest goalie. Despite Falk,
howevey, Minnesota dropped both
games, the first by 2 to 1 and the
second, with Mariucci out from
an injury, 4 to 0. . The California.
squad was entirely Canadian and
played some of the best and
roughest hockey ever seen here.
In the first game, the lugs pulled
in no less than 15 penalities to
two 'for Minnesota, and the see-
ond game was little better. De-
spite the aid of these frequent
trips to the cooler, Minnesotas
attack couldn't break through,
for the Trojans had four mar-
velous defense men-it's amaz-
ing to me that they lost a single
game on their Eastern and
Middle Western tour.
In the second game, with Mari-
ucci out, not one of the Minnesota
men was as big as any one of the
California players, and the latter
broke around the Gophers' 140-
pound defensemen by the simple ex-
pedient of pushing them on their re-
spective backsides.
None-the-less, since I understand
Michigan is not any too good this
year, aside from James and Hillberg,
and one or two others, I'm going to
make the following offers to Ann Ar-
1. Minnesota to win 6ig Ten
2 to 1.
2. Minnesota to win all four
Minnesota-Michigan games 1 to
3. Minnesota to win or tie all
Minnesota-Michigan games, even
4. Minnesota to win Michigan
series (2 points per win, 1 per tie)
2 to 1.
Though Minnesota didn't look so
hot against Southern CaliforniaI'm
offering these most generous odds in

the hope of stimulating a bit of re-
action in Ann Arbor. Whatever you
can collect, up to a total of 10 dol-
lars, send up ,to me; if you win you
get yours and mine-if you lose you
just forget about getting yours back.
I know you trust me (hah, hah), but
I don't know if I trust you.
Even if you can't get any bets lined
up, let me hear from you as to the
progress of civilization in the Michi-
gan metropolis.
Falstaff (Signed).
P.S. I don't know much about bas-
ketball, but Minnesota looks like a
good shot there too; in wrestling and
swimming we will be about in the
middle, as usual, and in track we will
be at the bottom, again as usual.

Varsity Faces
Ilini In First
Big Ten Game
Cagers Will Be hampered
By Flock Of Injuries;
Tom Hlarinon May Start
(Continued from Page 1)
scoring ace, and Michigan's fancy
ball handling Rae. Jim scored 12
points on Dehner in their last meet-
ing and the big boy is determined to
..put a stop to that. He recently said
he would hold "that so and so Jim
Rae' to a pin-point full of buckets
but Rae is equally determined to re-
verse the procedure and his team-
mates believe he's the man to stop
Dehner's high scoring.
The rest of Oosterbaan's regular
quintet is certain to start. Smick
will be at center or forward, Charley
Pink at the other forward and Capt.
Leo Beebe and Eddie Thomas at the
Grid Star Improves
Tom Harmon's play has been un-
expectedly fine this past week and
the Michigan grid star moved from
the third to the first team within a
span of three days. He has the
height, speed and mechanical ability
and has shown a good eye for the
basket. His lack of experience with
the first five may take some of the
polish off the teamwork however.
Other weaknesses in the Wolverine
lineup are injury hangovers. Capt.
Beebe's taped ankle has slowed him
up slightly and Danny Smick's ban-
daged forehead is still in evidence
Mike Sofiak, who took a terrific fall
in practice Thursday, is carrying
along some bruises but is okay other-i
The Illinois offense which has won
every game so far, is built around big
Dehner who works in the front line
with two other six-footers, forwards
Bill Hapac and Johnny Drish. From
the pivot spot in or near the foul
circle -he feeds the ball to either for-
ward or, if none is clear, leaps, whirls,
and shoves the ball toward the bas-
ket with a one-handed stab. That's
a shot either Rae or Smick must stop.
High School Team-mates j
Hapac, who is a junior, and sopho-
more Drish played together in high
school at Cicero, Ill. Hapac is six feet
two inches tall and Drish an even
six feet. Dehner is six three.
At ,ne guards are two veteran per-
formcrs in the persons of Capt. Tom-
my Nisbet, a smooth ball-handier and
fancy dribbler, and another senior
Jay Wardley who was one'of Zuppke's
regular halfbacks on the grid squad
for three years.,
Both Michigan and Illinois were
definitely ranked as underdogs in the
Conference before the seAson started
but after both piled up triumph after
triumph, the "experts" changed their
tune. Consequently tonight's scrap
will be watched with great interest.
Odds are about even today with Mich-
igan's cripples reducing the Wol-
verine advantage which would or-
dinarily prevail.
Michigan Illinois
Smick or Harmon F Hapac
Pink F Drish
Rae or Smick C Deiner
Beebe (C) G (C) Nisbet
Thomas G Wardley
Referee: N. E. Kearns (DePaul);
Tmpire: John Schommer (Chicago).

Lead Wolverines Into Action Tonight

Third Straight
Win Is Sougjt

Danner Is Il; Newsoni Demands
Returns E omelO$,


ST. LU0,3. Jan. 6.- 1)---Louis
By Puck2lsters +. _.] .k"Il' cw -m. who won 20 rgames
A _knd ic ocio1 lo) Stiiwith the seventh-place Browns last
Strong Port Dover Squad ason. said flatly tody that he
ilA-11_Friends of Harland Danner 23- would not sign a 1939 contract calling
gril Alem ToBrrli ear-old Michigan wrestling star, for les than $20,000.
Varsity Win Streak csterd ay announced that they had That amount was reported to be
(civc-d word that Danner has been Di y D:n' salary with the Chicago
(CouLnu.cd from Pe 1) forcd to abandon his study of a Cubs, and what's good enough for
primitive Indian tribe in the wilds of E Dizzy is good enough for Buck. When
enter tonight's contest as favorites Mexico, because of ilne,s. I Dean was with the Card, he and
over Michigan's improving sextet. f il' were "Iopi o als on
The opening team for the Wolver-- tradled sev eral weeks ago, coupled the field and lose fiends oT
ines will find "Spike" James holding I with a stomach infection, has made Eill DeWitt, business managr o1
down his old position in the net, while it necessary for him to give ub all the Browns, said New-soms conitract
Ev Doran, Al Chadwick, and George previous plans, and to book passage was discussed at the -ecent baeball
Cooke will make up the forward wall. for home. meeting in New York, but no agree-
On defense Coach Lowrcy will 'ely Danner, who won the g Ten 155- ment was reached.
on Captain Les liillberg and Larry pound title last year, and has lost
Calvert to again pla the entli FUB1 hut one match in two years of Varsity guages, makes a hobby of anthro-
at tlc two back posts. -cmpetition, entered the jungles of pology. He is a senior in the Unlvcr-
Second Line Named sauhern Mexico two months ago and sity. and according to Coach Cliff
The second line will be composed reached the home of the Lacandons, Keen, expected to return to finish
of Jim Tobin, Jim Lovett, and Bert an uncivilized Indian tribe, toward' his wrestling career. Danner still
Stodden. Gil Samuelson and Chuck the end of November. hopes to get in condition to try out
Ross will be on hand to replace any Danner, who speaks several lan- for the Olympic squad,
of these Wolverine players.
Ivan Reid, wvho is recognized as -___________________________________
the best goalie in the Intermediate
group in Canada, ,will be in the net
for the Sailors. Chuck Mummery,
claimed to be the best all round de-
tense man in Southern Ontario Ama-
teur Hockey, and Tom Murphy, the
fastest man on the team will take over
the defense positions.
Kargese At Center
The starting forward wall will BUT PERISH THE THOUGHT! Santa never forgets...
have George Kargese at center while
Ken Montrose, high scorer on last it's you that will do the forgetting. So this is just a
year's team, and George Mummery,
the best stick handler On the squad, reminder that next year's Christmas Savings Club
will be at the two wings.
Backing these men up for the for- starts right away. Those of you who didn't join this
ward line will be Misener, an excellent
play maker, Hallam, the hardest year, start now. It's a grand feeling to know that you'll
checker on the squad and Schram. For
defense spares they will use Ryerse have plenty of Christmas money especially when you
and McDonald, who stands over six
feet and tips the scales at well over pay only a little bit each week.
the two hundred pound mark.

Captains Les Hillberg and Leo Beebe lead their hockey and basket-
ball team-mates into action tonight. The pueksters play the Port Dover,
Ontario sextet at the Coliseum, while the cagers travel to Champaign,
Illinois to meet the Illini five in the opening game of their Big Ten
season. Hillberg and Beebe are the defensive mainstays of their teams
as they play defense and guard respectively. Both are seniors and
veteran performers.

Matmeii Initiate
Tryout Series
Squad Begins Preparation
For Meet With Indiana
With the opening meet of the sea-
son less than a week away, Coach -
Cliff Keen initiated a series of try-
outs yesterday to determine which of
his men will get the call to face 'the
powerful Indiana Hoosiers at the
Field House next Friday night.
Capt. Harold Nichols served notice
that he is just about ready to do his
part in the forthcoming meet by rally-
ing to down a heavier Ralph Turner,
12 to 10. Turner, weighing close to
160, and enjoying almost a fifteen
pound edge, clamped seemingly stead- I
E fast holds on Nick from time to time
but on each occasion Harold wormed
his way out of danger and rode his
man long enough to earn the decision.
Turner is still under par as the re-
sult of an attack of the flu which he
suffered during the holidays.
There is little doubt as to who will
start in the heavyweight class for the
Wolverines, for Forrest "Butch" Jor-
dan continued the pace which he has
set all year by easily pinning Joe
Kosic7ski in one minute and getting
the edge in seven hard minutes with
the veteran Tim Hird.
Two other matches brought the
afternoon's practice to a close, with
Jim Mericka. 135-pound star, con-
tinuing his rapid return to form after,
a thr(e-wcek layoff by pinning Carl
Mosseri shouders to the mat at the
five minute mark, and Andy Sawyer,
red-headed 128-pound sophomore,
giving Jim Martin a thorough beating
in a six-minute match.
The remaining tryouts will be4

13 Natators Go
To South Bend
Will Swim In Exhibition
AgainstLocal Talent1


Matt Mann will take a select squad


of his National Collegiate Swimming
champions to South Bend today, PORT DOVER Pos. MnCgIGAN
where they will take part in an ex- Reid...........G.........James
hibition sponsored by the city's al- Mummery, C. . . D........Calvert
umni association. The exhibition is Murphy........ D ......Hillberg
to take place in the Municipal pool, I Karges . . . C .... Doran
where competition will be furnished Montrose.......W........Cooke
byth lca ntina tlet.Mummery ......W....Chadwick
by the local national talent, i Port Dover spares: Misener, Hallam,.
The boys, however, are looking for- Schram, Ryerse, and McDonald.
ward to the Michigan A.A.U. chain- Michigan spares: Ross, Stodden,
pionships, which will be held in Ann Tobin, Lovett, and Samuelson.
Arbor at the Intramural building on Game time: 8:00 p.m
Friday, Jan. 13. This is foowed, on-
the 20th, by the first dual meet with
Ohio State, Big Ten champs, which ..:
will also take place in Ann Arbor, c
The squad leaves by car for South
Bend at 1 p.m. today, and will re-
turn immediately after the exhibition.
Those making the trip are:
BEdHutchins, Johnny Haigh, Chuck
Barker, Art Ebeling, Hal Benham,
Blake Thaxter, Ralph Pyszynski, Bill
Beebe, Capt. Tom Haynie, Ed Mack,
Jim Welsh, Adolph Perstenfeld and
,Jim Wilkinson. y


An or Svipns
& Commercial Bank

Southeast Corner
of Main and Huron

at State Street






Michigan at Illinois
Northwestern at Purduc
Indiana at Ohio State
Iowa at Wisconsin
Chicago at Minnesota
staged this afternoon and durig the
early part of next week, with work-
outs tapering off up until Fi iday
' night's battle with the Hoosiers.




F-M ports


EXPERIENCE counts when you're
r thinking about a refrigerator. Today,
people who have tried other makes are
switching to Servel Electrolux because they
know the value of silent operation. And
they know that Servel Electrolux is the
one refrigerator that can't make noise. For
it has no moving parts in its entire frees-

Because it has no moving parts in
its freezing system~ this different
refrigerator gives you-

Phi Delta Theta will play Sigma
Nu today in the semi-final round of
the I-M fraternity volleyball league.
The Phi Delts advanced to that po-
sition yesterday when they defeated
Sigma Phi 2-0.

ing system.
,# This simplicity means you save more,
too, with the gas refrigerator. Whether
you're considering refrigeration for the first
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