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I MDepartment Holds Twelfth Annual Open House


Expect Crowd Of 5000
To See Varied Program
Basketball Finals And Saber Champions
To Headline Twenty-Sport Schedule
The Intramural Department throws open its door to an anticipated
throng of 5,000 at 7 p.m. tonight, thus marking the opening of the Twelfth
Annual Open House, featuring a score of sports, 500 contestants, 100 offi-
cials, and a myriad of athletic attractions including all-campus tourna-
ments, championship playoffs, and exhibitions by internationally-renowned
sports figures.
Highlighting the Open House grogram for cage fans are three basket-
ball tilts, all determining championships of their respective leagues. The
Wolverines will meet the Phys Eds for the Independent title. Theta XI
clashes with Sigma Nu to decide the Fraternity "A" team champion, and
Phi Delta Theta and Phi Kappa Phi tangle for the Fraternity "B" team
The final matches of the All-Campus boxing and wrestling matches
will be alternated in the large gymnasium. Twelve men have fought their
way through the wrestling prelim--
inanies, and six grappling events have
been lined up. In the 121-pound Open House Highlights
class Ralph Ditchick takes on Bill
Lieder. Ralph Wilson and Bill Bes- 7:00: Tennis-All-Campus Finals.
tiht will tangle for the 136-pound 7:00 Basketball-Phi Kappa Psi
crown, while Harris Rappaport vs. Phi Delta Theta
clashes with Stanley Ohlberg at 145 7:30 Boxing Bouts Begin.
pounds. Douglas Jeffrey meets Frank 7:30 Swimming-Fraternity Meet.
Warner in the 155-pound class, Ar- 7:30 Volleyball-Sigma Nu vs. Al-
thur Bennett and Phineas Norman pha Omega.
grapple at 165 pounds, and Toni 7:30 Table Tennis Tournament
Goodkind and Mel Schlemenson 7:30 Handball 'Matches
fight for the Unlimited class title. 7:30 Squash-Fraternity Matches
Five Bouts Scheduled 7:30 Archery Exhibitions
Constituting the Open House fistic 7:30 Gymnastics-Horizontal Bar
festivities are five bouts, alternating Performance
with the wrestling matches. Bob 7:45 Wrestling Matches Begin
Moore will meet Bob Stephen, John 8:00 Fencing-Mr. and Mrs. de
Van Lonkhuyzen mixes punches with Tuscan, Exhibition (repeat-
Bruce Scheffer, and Jack Vaughn ed at 9:15)
takes on Harry Wicker. Tom Flake 8:00 Tennis Doubles Exhibition
will trade blows with Bob Smith and 8:00 Swimming-High School Re-
Sam Root will clash fith Chuck lay
Wright. 8:30 Squash - LeRoy Weir vs.
Fencing enthusiasts will get their Sumner Myers
opportunity to witness the finesse 8:30 Baskeball-Theta Xi vs.
and delicate technique of champions Sigma Na
tonight when Mr. and Mrs. de Tus- 8:30 Volleyball-Ann Arbor YMCA
can giye double exhibition of their vs. Detroit YMCA
skill in the large gymnasium. Bela 8:30 Paddleball-Exhibition Mat-
de Tuscan, the inventor of the fa- ches
mous electrical foil, was former saber 8:40 Water Polo-Psi Upsilon vs.
champ of Hungary and introduced Trigon
fencing as a sport to various schools, 9:00 Badminton - All-Campus
including Michigan, Syracuse, and Finals
Wayne. Joannade Tuscan was Mich- 9:00 Swimming-Residence Halls
igan State champion for seven years, Meet
Midwestern champion, American Na- 9:15 Gymnastics - Prallel Bar
tional champion, and she served as Exhibition
captain of the last Olympic team at 9:30 Basketball - Phys Eds vs
Berlin. She now holds the World's Wolverines
P'rfessional Championship. 10:00 Ice Hockey-Phi Kappa Psi
Divers Give Exhibition vs. Blue Wings (at Coliseum)
In the I-M pool a full program is
planned. A trio of Varsity divers,_
Capt. Hal Benham, Jock Wolin, and
Ralph Psysinski, will give an exhibi- )Frosh 'q
tion of high 'board diving. Members r gs
of the F reshm an tank team w ill offer a sxalt y
a series of exhibition races. The fi- New tiockey v .
nals of the Fraternity Swimming
Championships, residence hall dual
meets, a high school relay, and a By WOODY BLOCK'
championship water polo match Coach Eddie Lowrey's well-mauled
round out th program. hockey team closed a disastrous sea-
At the conclusion of activities in son Saturday night as they bowed
the I-M building, the scene of action to Illinois, 3-0 at Champaign. "But
will be transferred to the Coliseum next year, as the old saying goes,
where Phi Kappa Psi, fraternity next year will be different!"
champion, tangles with the Red The basis for this somewhat hack-
Wings, Independent champion, for neyed statement lies, in part, from
the All-Campus crown.
Tennis On Program present varsity net mentor, will meet
Lawton Hammett and Harry Kohl Dr. Sumner Myers of the Mathe-
have advanced to the final round of matics department in an exhibition
the All-Campus tennis tournament match.
and will meet for the net title to- A host of other sports will vie for
night. Also for tennis fans will be the spectator's attention. Champion-
staged a doubles exhibition featuring ship matches and exhibitions will be
Sam Durst, Michigan tennis captain, featured in volleyball, table tennis,
In the squash courts LeRoy Weir, handball, archery, golf, badminton,
former finalist in the National weight lifting, paddleball, dart base-
Squash Racquets tournament and ball, and gymnastics.

Mann Awards
Varsity Letters
To 16 Natators
Twelve Freshmen Given
Numerals; Only Three
A' Winners Seniors
Sixteen members of Michigan's
Western Conference champion swim-
ming squad were awarded letters yes-
terday by Coach Matt Mann.
Only three of the "M" winning na-
tators, Capt. Hal Benham, Ed Hutch--
ens and Johnny Haigh, will graduate
this June. The rest of the list in-
cludes Charley Barker, Bill Beebe,
John Gillis, Francis Heydt, Bill
Holmes, Strother "T-Bone" Martin,
Dick Riedl, Gus and John Sharemet,
Blake Thaxter, Jim Welsh, Tommy
Williams and Jack Wolin.
At the same time, two secondary
letter awards were given to Dobson
Burton and Larry Wehrheim.
Freshmen Win Numerals
Freshmen winning their numerals
were Bruce Allen, Bill Garvey, Charles
Haughey, Ted Horlenko, Bill Leh-
mann, Harold McPike, Howard Mor-
rison, Clair Morse, Jack Patten, Jim
Skinner, Bob West and Scott Holm-'
Although the Varsity awards were
given out yesterday, the Wolverine
season is not yet finished by any
means. The outstanding home meet
of the year comes this Friday when
Leo Maas brings his amazing Wayne
team to the I-M pool for a dual meet.
Defeated Once
The Tartars have lost but one meet
so far this year and that to Yale's
powerful crew. Conquerors of Ohio
State, Franklin and Marshall, and
other top-notch teams, Wayne is con-
sidered the third best outfit in the
Following the Tartar affair are the
inter-class meet March 20, and the
National Collegiates in New Haven
on March 29 and 30. Next year's
captain who will succeed Benham
will not be elected until the team re-
turns from the Nationals.
Brooklyn Beats Tigers
CLEARWATER, Fla., March 12.-
UP)- Detroit Tiger pitching took the
rap today as the Brooklyn Dodgers
evened their spring exhibition series
with the Bengals by a 9 to 5 victory.
Louis (Buick) Newsom, Tom Seats
and Archie McKain toiled on the
mound for Detroit.
quad Promises
Deal Next Season
'the fact that the freshman squad
coming up has some good skaters.
One of the main reasons for this
year's poor showing was the lack
of this very same item, good skaters.
In addition, Lowrey has almost his
entire team intact for next season.
This means that he will be able to
carry a larger squad, and this in
itself will be an improvement. Only
Capt. Spike James leaves the team
via the graduation route.
Ross, Stodden Back
According to present plans, Char-
ley Ross and Bert Stodden, hard hit-.
ting defensemen, will be at their
usual posts during the '40-'41 sea-
son. Just to carry out the theme of
the New Deal, Lowrey will have, for
the first time in many a year, an
alternate defense of Fred Heddle and

Ity Met,1InIeI'g
The Morgue - - .
FR AYnight last in Chicago, we
wainto the place and imme-
diately we think it's all a mistake.
Long faces surround us; they watch
and wait. Maybe, we think, it is the
morgue into which we have wandered
and these people are waiting to be
'interred. But no, they move. They
must be alive,
So anyhow we continue to
walk about. There are some peo-
ple who, in spite of the general
sadness, must be very happy.
They are jumping about, twirling
on top of their heads as if they
are glad about something. Then
they stop and all is quiet.
We ask some mock-serio characti'
what goes on. Does the Finnish war
finish here? Is the name of the
Democratic candidate announced
here? It's two months before the
convention but it's a chance we fig-
ure. He looks about, makes a quick
sign with his finger and mouth and
whispers "It's the Big Ten gymnas-
tics meet."
This is news to us. A gymnastics
meet sounds like a kind of food a
vegetarian does not eat. It undoubt-
edly only serves as an excuse for
these lads to release their animal
Suddenly, a giant hush falls
over the assembled throng; 4
people are silent, "The winnah,"
says the announcer, "Minnesota
125 points. Illinois 124% points."
Instantly 14 Illini leap into the
breach and at the officials. "If that
head stand with a half twist had
been rated 4.7699 instead of 4.7689,
multiplied by four, we'd have won."
But the officials, true to their genus,
are firm. The score stands.
The Illini captain, Joe Giol-
lombardi, is the only unperturb-
ed lad of the lot. He knows his
jumps like he knows his music
for his Royal Canadians orches-
We sneak out before they land on
our head by m tat c
Men In White...
THE next day we continue our wan-
derings and hie ourselves over to
the Northwestern campus. There is
a massive stone structure there and
every door we try is locked. This
practically amounts to excommuni-
cation so we determine to enter. We
climb through a window, wind our
way up some stairs and again we
see a bunch of guys standing around.
These guys are dressed in white and
at first glance appear to be waving
at each other. A second glance re-
veals that they are waving-except
they have swords in their hands.
No, they are not really mad
at each other but a rapid survey
of the 20 assembled show that
this is the Big Ten fencing meet.
There they are, two men in
white, trying their darndest. to
stab each other. But the amaz-
ing part is that for every two
fencers there are five, count 'em,
five, officials. An if you think
basketball brings whistle blow-
ing, you should see the fencers.
Every time they twitch a muscle,
an official jumps on both feet
and points, never says a word,
just points. Then theyestart over
again. No doubt is is very mean-

At this point some joker walks up
to us and demands 40 cents admis-
sion. We ask him if he thinks it's
worth seeing and he shakes his head
vigorously. "Don't be foolish. Get
out of here while you're still sane.
They'll be here till after midnight."
We take his advice and run, not
walk, to the nearest exit. To this
day we don't know who the Big Ten
fencing champion is. Our life is in-

Conference Champ

Stoller, To Iniich, Greer To Run
In Michigan AAU Dash Feature

Headed by the entries of Sam
Stoller, former Michigan dash star,
Al Tolmich. ex-Wayne University
speedster, and Wilbur Greer, Mich-
igan State graduate, the entry list
for the Invitation 60-yard dash in
the Michigan A. A. U. Relays March
23 at Yost Field House will bring
together one of the classiest fields
the Mid-West has seen since Jesse
Owens and Stoller were ruling the
The complete entry list, announced
yesterday by Dr. Lloyd W. Olds,
State A. A. U. head, and Michigan
Normal coach, includes in addition
to these men, Al Smith, Michigan's
present sprint ace, and Harold Stic-
kle, Pittsburg's sophomore sensation.
Ran In Olympics
Stoller is co-holder of the world
record for the event with Jesse
Owens. He was a member of the
1936 Olympic team, and was the
Big Ten dash king after Owens had
finished his collegiate competition.
After spending two years in the

Phillipines, Stoller returned last fall,
and has been working out under
Coach Ken Doherty.
Tolmich, who holds world records
at numerous distances in the hur-
dles, has had his sprinting ability
overlooked because of his amazing
hurdling, but it is his speed which
makes up for his small stature.
Greer IC4A Champ
Greer is a former IC4A 100-yard
dash champion, having run the dis-
tance in 9.5, only one-tenth off the
world record. The Spartan flash
appeared in Ann Arbor in an exhibi-
tion race during the triangular meet
between Michigan, Michigan State,
and Michigan Normal in February,
and won in impressive style.
Stacked against these three vet-
erans will be Smith, second in the
outdoor Conference 220 last May,
Michigan's best sprinter since Stol-
ler graduated, and Stickle, whose
performances in his first year of
competition stamp him as one of the
outstanding prospects in the coun-

Don Nichols, Wolverine 175-
pound grappler, was one of three
seniors on the squad who finished
their Conference careers by tak-
ing the Big Ten titles in their
divisions last weekend. Nichols
thus recaptured the crown he held
as a sophomore in 1938.
Caige Mentor
Favors iMinor
They're off! Oosterbaan joins the
race as a liberal conservative. Town-
send refuses to even throw his hat
in the ring.
Dr. F. C. (Phog) Allen of Kansas
University takes the lead, and it
looks like it will take more than a
miracle to catch up to the chairman
of the National Basketball Research
Committee in the matter of demand-
ing drastic changes in the basket-
ball rules.
The Michigan mentor declares,
"On the whole I'd agree with those
coaches who say that there is too
much tampering with the rules, but
since they did put in a rule last year
which permitted a team to take the
ball out of bounds instead of at-
tempting to make the basket when
awarded a personal foul, I think it
should be strengthened.
"The result has been this year that
the only time a team exercised this
option was when it was ahead in the
closing stages of a game and wanted
to prutec a narrow lead. Now it
is only natural under such circum-
stances for the team that is behind
to gamble in an effort to get the ball
away," Oosterbaan pointed out.
Continuing, he said, "This gam-
bling has often resulted in deliberate
fouling to get the ball in the hope
that the officials will miss it. If they
do not, the team that is trailing
doesn't lose anything by having a
foul called on it, for their opponent
will again refuse the shot.
"Such deliberate fouling may in-
jure a player and weaken a team
either temporarily or, if the injury
is serious enough, for the remainder
of the season. To correct this I
would have the referee give two
throws to the player who is fouled.
This would give the squad with a
narrow lead a chance to increase
it and at the same time keep the
ball," concluded Oosterbaan.
As for the proposed Oosterbaan
change Jake simply states, "They
should leave all the rules alone be-
fore they ruin the game for the
Not so for the Kansas "Phog."
He'd practically make a new game
out of basketball by increasing the
height of the basket two feet, cre-
ate a 16-foot area in the vicinity
of the basket in which no one would
be permitted to shoot, add two play-
ers to each team, increase the size
of the court, and restore the center
jump. That's all!



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Gil Samuelson, present forwards.
P ES for sole at the This switch leaves Jim Lovett and
Paul Goldsmith on the first line with
U C O . a wing position left to be filled. Low-
D R U G Crey's veterans, those that are left,
will have a terrific battle on their
i University hands te get that post with a bunch
of high flying freshmen coming up.
Max Bahrych, Syracuse, N. Y.,
yearling, is the boy to watch. He's
a skater and a stick handler with a
world of speed and should make good.
But you, can't count his teammates,
Robert Fife and James Funk, both
of Detroit, out of the running, how-
Loud Is Groomed
Filling the net left vacant by the
inimitable James will admittedly be
quite a task. But Henry Loud, Grims-
by, Ontario, goalie, is being groomed
for the job and so far has showed
up well.
This brings up the problem of scor-
ing, and the records show that this
tS : year's outfit didn't get along too
4 PNANgwell with their sharp-shooting. Only
41 Michigan goals slipped in enemy
nets during the past season while
70 pucks whizzed past Spike James.




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