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Wildcats In Swim,


gram, the dual swimming meet, will
undoubtedly turn into another Wol-
verine power demonstration with Matt
Mann's squad winning as it pleases.
The Wildcats had a record of five
straight vidtories over Conference
opponents until this weekend.
Last night, however, they were
knocked off by Ohio State and to-
night they will butt up against a
seemingly impregnable Michigan wall.
Powell Is Star
Robinson has a good diver, a cap-
able middle-distance performer and
a fair sprinter on the squad that he
brought to Ann Arbor from Colum-
bus today, but that is hardly enough
to match the Wolverine balance.
Tommy Powell, the diver, is one
that the Michigan lads will have to
conquer in the Big Ten meet next
week, and tonight's outcome will give
Matt Mann a clear idea of where his
boys stand in the event.
. Competition In Diving
Powell, Benham, Strother "T-Bone"
Martin and Jack Wolin will be fight-
ing it out for the third, fourth and
fifth spots at Columbus, granting that
Ohio's'unbeatable duo, Al Patnik and
Earl Clark win and place. Even with
Martin still out of competition with
his injured ankle, the other three con-
tenders will meet here in a preview
Capt. Lynn Surles will be the main-
stay of the Wildcat middle distance
corps while Dick Farhbach will be
their ace sprinter. Also in the North-
western lineup is Jerry Zehr, brother
of Olympic star Danny, who like-
wise swims in the backstroke event.
Riggs In Inioor Net Finals
New York, March 1-(')-Bobby
Riggs entered the final round of the
National Indoor Tennis Tourna-
ment today by defeating Frank
Froehling, fellow Chicagoan. 6-3,
6-4, 7-5. He will meet Don McNeill
of Oklahoma City for the champion-
ship tomorrow. McNeill entered the
title round yesterday.

Varsity Quintet
Seeks Victory
Over Buckeyes
Sofiak Expected To Start
Contest At Columbus
Despite 'Charlie Horse'
(Continued from Page 1)
hold on to a share of fourth place
in the standings and hoping for a
chance to squeeze into the third rung
by next Monday when they close the
season against Minnesota at Minne-
apolis, Ohio State will be making a
"last ditch stand" for a share of the
Favored by the experts, the Buck-
eyes will enter tonight's battle with
a prayer in their hearts that Indiana
repeats its upset victory over the
league leading Boilermakers tonight
while they take care of the Wolver-
Counted out of the race at the be-
ginning of the season when they lost
more than half of their pre-season
games and their first two Conference
tilts, the Buckeyes have come on to
win their last eight games and tie
Indiana for second place.
This is as Coach Harold G. Olsen
predicted when his squad faltered at
the outset and was counted out by the
experts. He stated that Ohio was
getting off to the same bad start that
it did last year when it copped the
title and that in a couple of games
his boys would start setting the
meshes on fire. 4
Ohio reached its peak last Monday
when it shellacked a favorite Hoosier
quintet, 44-26, which had beaten
Purdue and trampled over Michigan.
Gil Mickelson, who was benched
the night of the first battle with the
Wolverines, has been pacing Ohio in
its victory run. He is tenth in the
Conference scoring race with 81

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Bill Holmes, Varsity tankman
will be plenty active tonight in
both the 50-yard freestyle event
and the water polo match against
Matmen, Minus
Jordan, Combs,
Face Indiana
Bloomington will see plenty of ac-
tion today when the Maize and Blue
grapplers invade the Hoosier town.
Michigan is out to erase its 14-14 tie
with Ohio State last Monday and get
back into the winning column. '.It
will be no easy inatter, however, as
Indiana, 1939 Conference champion,
has another strong team and promises
to provide the Wolverines' toughest
competition to date.
Coach Keen's matmen left yester-
day noon for their last dual encount-
er before the Conference Meet, March
8 and 9. The strong Michigan aggre-
gation will be slightly crippled tday,
which should be to Indiana's advan-
.tage. Keen has strong replacements
on the squad who should fill the shoes
of 145 pounder Bill Combs and Capt.
"Butch" Jordan, 'in the event the
latter is unable to wrestle.
Combs Out Of Meet
Combs, undefeated since he rejoined
the squad, is out with a knee injury
and Johnny Paup will fill the Okla-
homan's spot. Jordan came out of
the recent Ohio State fracas with an
injured neck and may not wrestle,
gridder Jack Butler making the trip
as a 'likely substitute.
The remaining Wolverine lineup
will be the same that conquered Navy
and i4ed Ohio State last weekend.
Tom Weidig, 121, and Dick French,
128, will hold down the lighter posi-
tions. Carl Mosser will probably start
at 136 and Harland Danner, 155,
will be out to avenge his surprising
defeat at the hands of Meyer of
Ohio and to reestablish himself as the
favorite for th Conference 155 pound
crown. Jim Galles, outstanding soph-
omore star, will be after his eighth
straight victory at 165, and veteran
Don Nichols will wrestle at 175.
Indiana Hurt By Injuries
The Hoosiers have not had all the
luck in the world this year and stand
a good chance of falling before the
victory-bent Michigan squad. Hit
hard by injuries early in the season,
Coach W. H. Thom's squad is just
coming into its own. Indiana has
lost to Oklahoma A. and M. and
Iowa State, has won over Cornell Col-
lege (Iowa), Ohio, and Illinois, the
Wolverines' other stumbling block.
Indiana has lost several men due
to injuries, including Lazarra, 155
pound Big Ten champ.
Joe Roman, 145, has been weak-
ened by flu and may not wrestle.
Other probable starters are Sefton,
131, Antonacci, 128, Wilson, 136,
Weiss, 155, McDaniels, 165, Inman,
175, and'either Brozki or White at

By Mel Fineberg
Funny Game ..
Dear Corner:
I have noticed in the Daily that
Michigan will meet Northwestern in
a water polo match tonight and I
was wondering if you would explain
to me exactly what this game is
Thank you,
Frankly we were faced with the
same problem, finding out just ex-
actly what this game is about. By
insistent inquiries we discovered that:
It is exactly the same as regular
polo except that it is impossible to
play on a horse, the equus variety,
but the inventors of this game easily
circumvented this difficulty by play-
ing it on sea horses.
According to its proponents, it
is veryclose to mass murder e-
cept that the stranglehold is
ruled unfair. Of course, if any
action approximating a strangle-
hold is consumed under water,
this difficulty is obviated. There
are a list of rules, of course, but
these only apply to the game as
playing on top of the water. Any-
thing goes underneath and this
underwater, or rather under-
hand, work is regarded as great
sport by those who are not under
the water.
Another hazard as far as the play-
ers are concerned is that the game
is played under international rules.
This means, no doubt, that anything
goes( We wonder, however, whether
the German plan of attack, i.e. the
submarine, is stronger than the su-
perdreadnaught system employed by
the British. Floating mines are out,
however, by decree of the League for
the Perpetuation of the Bottom of
Swimming Pools.
If these things were not enough
to stay the intentions of any homi-
cidal swimmer, the game is played
with a hard ball. Is this a baseball
or a polo ball? Frankly, we don't
know but either landing with suffi-
cient force on that portion of the
anatomy that lies on top of the
shoulders (how the devil would it
get up there? Probably pushed up
earlier in the game!) would cause a
sufficient reaction to rebel against
its use.
Other things which should prove
of interest tonight is the fact
that each player must wear a cap
at all times, the duration of the
match is 14 minutes, there are
seven men on each side and only
three substitutes. A goal is scored
by the entire ball passing beyond
the goal posts and under the
cross-bar (one placed at either
end of the pool) and the goal
may be scored by either the head
or the feet (yes, the ball is in-
volved' too).
To show with what respect the
rule-makers viewed the anti-social
activities of the players, here are
some of the fouls. "To interfere with
an opponent or impede him in any
way, unless he is holding the ball.
Swimming on the back or legs of an
opponent constitutes impeding". A
rather strict interpretation of im-
peding, we'd say.
It is also illegal to hold, pull back,
or push off from an oppoent, to kick
an opponent or to make dispropor-
tionate movements with that inten-
tion, to splash in the face of an oppo-
nent or to strike at the ball with the
clenched fist.

Also, just to make it difficult,
no swimmer can do anything but
swim. No holding on to the sides
or walking at the shallow end.
Premeditated murder is also pro-

Captain James To Make
Final Home Showing
In Game At Coliseum
Capt. Eldon "Spike" James, the
greatest goaltender ever to guard the
nets for a Michigan hockey team,
makes his final home appearance to-
night as he leads the Wolverines
against a fast and colorful Paris, On-
tario Athletic Club in the season's
last game at the Coliseum.
"With a good, fast, clean playing
team on the ice, it should be about the
best game of the season," Coach Eddie
Lowrey stated. ."For the past two
years the Paris outfit has put on the
finest exhibition of hockey seen here."
Both games were won by the Wolver-
ines by one goal margins.
There are at least three other good
reasons why tonight's game should
prove interesting, the first being the
fact that the Michigan sextet will be
fighting to break the eight game los-
ing streak that started when Minne-
sota whipped them twice at Minne-
Seek To Regain Punch
Secondly, the Lowreymen will be
attempting to find the scoring punch
that has disappeared since the gradu-
ation of defenseman Larry Calvert.
White-washed in their last four
games against Michigan Tech and
Minnesota, the Wolverines will have
another tough goalie to face in the
person of Larry England, Paris star.
Last, but far from being least,
is' the fact that the bos will be
scrapping for positions on next year's
aggregation. With a fairly strong
freshman squad coming up, Lowrey
has warned his men that there will
be a whale of a battle for some of his
Almost without an exception the
Paris team will be the same fast skat-
ing crew that invaded Ann Arbor
year to be whipped by a last period
goal, 4-3. Bob England and Don
Gray will hold down the defense posts
in front of the colorful net minder,
Larry England.
Kempthorne At Center
On the front line, Lou Kempthorne
takes the center duties with Robert
Midgley and Bill Hayward flanking
him on the wings. Vince Granton
and Art Wilson, defensemen, who
whipped two goals past goalie Spike
James last year are also back.
Coach Lowrey will send the same
starting lineup on the ice that he
has been using all season. Center
Paul Goldsmith and forwards Jim
Lovett and Gil Samuelson will carry
the major part of the attack. On
the back line will be the two "de-
pendable," Charley Ross and the ag-
gressive Bert Stodden.
The face-off will be at 8:00 p.m.
Handley Signs Contract
Pittsburgh -(PA)-Third baseman
Lee Handley signed a contract for
the 1940 season with the Pittsburgh
Pirates Friday at the San Bernar-
dina, Calif., training camp, Presi-
dent William E. Benswanger inform-
ed the ball club headquarters here.




I-M Sorts'
According to the latest reports on
intramural competition, Psi Upsilon
is leading the undergraduate frater-
nities in the number of points scored
this year with a total of 741. Roberti
Owen House with 281 points, and
Delta Sigma Delta, with 225 points,
are leading the independents and
professional fraternities, respective-
The standings:

Puckmen Host To Paris A. C. Sexte
Weakened Track Team Opposes Irn

"O P" Is
Mightier, Than
Pen or Sword
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Psi Upsilon ..............
Phi Delta Theta ..........
Theta Xi ................. .
Phi Gamma Delta.......
Kappa Sigma..........
Professional Fraternities
Delta Sigma Delta.......
Alpha Chi Sigma.........
Alpha Omega...........
Delta Theta Pi'...........
Phi Chi ....... ..........
Robert Owen House......
Hillbilly A.C...............
Forestry Club.. ........
Hiawatha Club ............
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Theta Chi will meet Theta Xi in
the first game of the semi-final
playoffs for the fraternity "A" bas-
ketball championship at 1:40 p.m.
Michigan State 44, Temple 28
Kansas 41, Missouri 40
North Carolina 43, Wake Forest 35


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