'ADAT, JAN. 6, 1940
THE MICHIGTAN. DAILY
Wolverine Cagers Open Big Ten Season Against Ohi
Ohio Boasts Strong Team;
Bob Lynch Is Expected
To PaceVisiting Squad
(Continued from Page 1)
INeyland Favors Michigan-Tennessee Football Classic
Kentucky, Pittsburg, and Cornell, but
Wednesday the Buckeyes snapped out
of it and turned in an impressive
upset victory over the University of
Ohio Displays Form Against Bears
According to reports, they looked
like champions for the first time this
season as Capt. Bob Lynch led his
mates with some great defensive work
and scored 16 points to take second
place in the scoring honors.
Yesterday Oosterbaan stressed the
fact to his players that Lynch scored
all of his points on long shots far
outside the foul circle and that one
of them was from mid-court. He
also posted a report that Mees, who
was a doubtful starter before the tilt
with the Golden Bears, instilled a
fighting punch in the Buckeyes which
was missing when the Wolverines saw
Lynch Is Buckeye Star
Lynch will probably be the man
for Michigan to stop, since he took
second place scoring honors against
the Wolverines in their first engage-
ment last year with 13 points and
led the parade in the second tilt with
12. Ohio trimmed Michigan twice
by a 14 point margin last year, 45-31,
Along with Lynch Ohio will have
Bill Sattler, center, and forward John
Schick from last season's starting
five in the lineup, and letter winners
Jack Dawson, Gil Mickelson and Jed
Mees to carry them through. The
rest of the squad is composed of first
year men.. _
Don Scott, the only other letter
winner and the Buckeye's All-Con-
ference quarterback, was declared in-
eligible this week as were two sopho-
mores John Hallabrin and Tom Kin-
kade. Coach Olsen was not counting
very heavily on these men, but Scott's
experience made him a handy man
to have around.
Michigan Ohio State
Fitzgerald F Schick
Sofiak F Mickelson
Rae C Sattler
Pink G Mees
Brogan G Lynch
Alters Pass Rules
CHICAGO, Jan. 5. -(A')- The Na-
tional Interscholastic Football Rules
Committee made two changes in the
playing code today designed to clarify
the regulations governing forward
The committee, in the initial session
of its annual two-day meeting, adop-
ted a proposal permitting any eli-
gible receiver to advance a forward
pass, when caught, even though it1
has been touched previously by an-1
other eligible receiver and before a
defensive player has touched it.
The other change eliminated from
the code the "major incompletion"
phrase applying to forward passes. A
major incompletion was one from
behind the line of scrimmage that,
touched an ineligible receiver of the
the offensive team before touching
a defensive player.
Stevens Point Teachers 25, White-..
water Teachers 23.'
Oshkosh Teachers 53, Platteville
Winona Teachers ' 38, Gustavus
Milwaukee School of Engineeringf
39 Chicago Tech 25.
Pigeon 31, Ubly 30.
Cass City 24, Caro 22.1
IN THIS CORNER
By MEL FINEBERG_
Just Can't Stay Away ...
Tonight the hockey and basketball teams play; this afternoon the
wrestlers work up a sweat and soon the swimmers start swimming. But still
that old pal of ours, that in-again, out-again Finnegan steals back into the
limelight. Yep, it's football again.
There used to be a time whe.., once the football bowls were flushed,
the only conjecture that the mention of pigskins aroused was as to the
number of hags that were going to be killed. But 1940 is leap year.
First Chicago withdraws, then Tennessee is reputed to be dangling grid-
iron carrots in front of Michigan's nose on the open date on the second
day of November.
Of course, Tennessee plays Louisiana State on that date and in turn has
a free afternoon on the 16th. But evidently the Volunteers think that next
year's offense will be so versatile that it will slip wraith-like through the
fortnight that lies yawning between the two free dates.
As we write this, there are only rumors that any advances have been
made by the southern school. Prof. Ralph W. Aigler, chairman of the Board
in Control of Physical Education, claims he knows nothing about this mys-
terious telegram from Dixie which has been alternately reputed to be lying on
a desk at the Athletic Administration Building, in a Detroit newspaper and
in some one's mind. (Actually, such a telegram was sent by Major Rob-
ert Neyland). But if Tennessee should be selected instead of Chicago
it'll be an example of the shortest non-stop flight on record, from the sublime
to the ridiculous.
On the outside, by choice, is Chicago. The Midway administration
thought that football and education were incompatible. On the inside
is Tennessee. The Vols sometime appear to think that if football and
education are incompatible then it is education which must go. Before
the Southern Cal game, someone said that Tennessee had the best team
that money could buy. That's the only expletive that hadn't been'
hurled at the Maroons.
And that brings up another problem. The Big Ten claims to have defi-
nite eligibility standards for all opponents. If a potential opponent doesn't
toe the educational mark then they're given the merry heave-ho. The stan-
dard for the opposition is the same to which the Conference teams must ad-
here. In recent years, many have said that this statement is much like the
classic joke wherein one person says "well, don't do anything I wouldn't do."
And the other person says, "that means I can do anything I want." But
without admitting the truth or untruth of this it will certainly be one cranny
into which the Michigan higher-ups will peer. If it is found that Tennessee
is an athletic-scholarship school, then it is believed that the Michigan-
Tennessee will soon be non compos mentis and before you can spell that,
rigor mortis will set in on the whole idea.
And in case anyone hasn't brought this one up, there's also the fact
that Michigan is going to be title-conscious next year. The Wolverines
would like to be champions of something or other. The Big Ten for one.
And right around that Nov. 2 date are going to be games with Northwes-
tern, Minnesota and Ohio State, themselves no small punkins in this
football world. Add Tennessee to that trio, mix well, and order three
boxes of aspirin.
Varsity Wrestlers Face First
Test Of Season In Dual Meet
Telegram From Alumnus
Starts Drive; Maroons'
Absence Paves Way
Major Robert NuyianG, coach of the
Tennessee Volunteers declared to-
day that he would like to arrange a
football game with the University of
Michigan for 1940 since both elevens
have an open date on their schedules.
The Vols' mentor stated that he
had received a telegram from a Ten-
nessee alumnus of Detroit asking if
he would be interested in a game with
the Wolverines, who now have a va-
cancy in their program for the next
two years at least due to Chicago's
withdrawal from Big Ten football.
Desire Home And Home Series
"I wired back we were interested
if a game could be arranged on a
home and home basis," Neyland said.
This would necessitate a slight jug-
gling of the Vols schedule for 1940,
since they already have a game
scheduled for Nov. 2, the date left
vacant by the Maroons.
Prof. Ralph W. Aigler, chairman
of the Athletic Board in control of
Physic.al Education, said, "I knew
nothing of a proposed game with
Tennessee until I read about it in
the papers, and I have nothing to do
with it since schedule making is left
entirely in the hands of Coach Cris-
ler and Fielding H. Yost."
Crisler Arrives Monday
Wolverine line coach Clarence
Munn declared he had not seen any
telegram in the athletic offices from
Tennessee officials asking for a game
with Michigan. It is therefore un-
likely that anything definite will be
known before Crisler arrives from
the Coast Monday, where he attend-
ed the Rose Bowl classic and the
Rules Committee convention. Yost
will not return for another two weeks
from the Pacific Coast where he too
attend the football meeting.
It is claimed by campus sources
that any opponent the Wolverines
might select would be closely checked
to make certain that it fulfilled the
Western Conference requirements for
eligibility, and that no schools with
"athletic scholarships" would be tak-
en into consideration.
Amateur On tshoots
Best Pro G olf ers
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5. -(A)-
Young Wilford Wehrle, an amateur,
outshot the best professionals in the
country today by chalking up a 67
in the first round of the Annual Los
Angeles Open Golf Tournament.
Playing over the same tough course
of the Los Angeles Country Club
where he won the Western Amateur
Title in 1937, Wehrle put together
a 34-33 for the par 35-35-70 course
and goes into the second round to-
morrow with a one stroke lead over
E. J. (Dutch) Harrison of Little
Rock, Ark., and Jimmy Hines of New
Three shots back of Wehrle were
Olin Dutra, Los Angeles, and Al
Krueger of Beloit, Wis., while down
in the 70's was a young squad of
champions and ex-champions. Listed
there were National Open King Byron
Nelson, National Amateur Cham-
pion Marvin (Bud) Ward.
Sigma Nit Wins
As Psi U Loses
Bruce And Hartwick Star;
Sigma Chi Advances
In Swimming Meet
Sigma Nu, last year's runner-up,
defeated Psi Upsilon, last year's
champions, in two straight games,
15-4 and ,16-7, to take the volley-
ball crown yesterday at the Intra-
mural Building. Bud Bruce, B. M.
Hartwick and R. H. Bragg paced the
victors with their outstanding play.
In the second place final Kappa Nu
won over Theta Xi, 16-14 and 15-9.
In the semi-finals of the All Cam-
fpus Swimming meet Sigma Chi,
who appear to be on their way to
another all sport championship,
topped Phi Kappa Psi, 38-23, with
Jim Ogle, Bob Ruetter, Jack Cory,
and Al Kelso, a member of the All-
Campus Speedball team, starring.
The I-M basketball tournament will
get under way today, but a good many
of the teams have been engaging in
pre-season practice games, many of
which show that several strong teams
are entered. - Theta Xi defeated Phi
Epsilon Pi, 26-6, with R. McLaughlin
of Theta Xi being high point man
with .six points. The Phys Eds de-
feated Hillel, 38-12, with Dave Nel-
son, substitute halfback on the foot-
ball team being high man with 16
points and Mike Rodnick, baseball
star, second with 13 pointers.
The Hillbilly. A.C., football champs,
knocked off the Hiawatha Club, 16-3,
with Ed Murphy pacing the winners
with six points. The Wolverines beat
the Forestry Club, 26-14, with Sam
Assick of the Wolverines being high
point man with six points.
Robert Owen Co-Op, runners-up in
football, defeated the Admirals while
B. Young of Robert Owen scored
seven points to lead the attack. Harry
Kohl, substitute quarterback on the
football team, led Lambda Chi Alpha
with five points as they defeated
Theta Delta Chi 17-12.
Delta Kappa Epsilon defeated Kap-
pa Nu, 15-11, as Thompson took
scoring honors by garnering eight
points for the victors. Zeta Psi de-'
feated Chi Psi, 21-12.
Wolverines Out To Retain:
Mythical State Title;
Close Game Expected
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came as the result of a solo by Larry
Calvert, who went the length of the
ice to whip home a corner shot.1
Charlie Ross turned in his usual
share of, thrilling rushes to get away
blaring shots at the goal only to
have Kurt Gustafson handle them
SJames Starred In Nets'
At the other end of the ice, Spike
James had to do some fancy net-
minding to protect the slim lead his
team had given him. The last period
proved the busiest for the Michigan
netminder when the Huskies broke,
in on him in several desperate efforts
to knot the score, but the lanky cap-
tain turned their thrusts aside, quite
often going down in a tangle of
Michigan's front line had trouble'
in organizing their attack Thursday
and will have to give the three men
behind their blue line more aid in
the scoring column if they expect
Canfield Sparked Second Line
The second line duties, will be
divided up among Gil Samuelson,
John Corson, Bob Collins, Bill Can-
field and Fred Heddle. Thursday'
night Bill Canfield was the only
member of this quintet who got in
close enough on Gustafson to be of
The Huskies will send in'a first
line of Maurice Villeneuve atcepter,
and Moose Mulliette and Fred Baird
on the wings. Villeneuve played a
good game in the first contest at his
center spot, and will again lead the
Husky attack tonight. Ernie Alvord
and Arne Mars will start at the de-
fense posts for 'the visitors, while
Kurt Gustafson will 'take care of the
Husky Reserves Plentiful'
Coach Savini will draw his reserves
from among Fred Meyers, Norman
Sihvonen, Auzie Frederickson, Bob
Petajo, Art, Karane, and Godfrey
The two teams will meet up at
Houghton for the two remaining
games of the scheduled series Feb.
15 and 17.
Michigan ''os. Mich. Tech.
James 0 Gustafson
Calvert D Mars
Ross D Alvord
Goldsmith C Villeneuve
Stodden W Mulliette
Lovett W Baird
Michigan alternates: Samuelson,
Corson, Collins, Heddle, Canfield.
Michigan Tech alternates: Meyers,
Sihvonen, Frederickson, Petajo, Kar-
35 Spring Games
DETROIT,' Jan. 6. -(A)- Vice-
President Walter O. Briggs, Jr., of
the Detroit Tigers, came up today
with summary anhouncement that
the Bengals will open spring train-
ing at their Lakeland, Fla., base on
Feb. 25 and will play a schedule of
35 practice contests.
The schedule, four games longer
than that of 1939, will send the
Tigers' into action against six Major
League clubs and five Minor League
Batterymen will make up the first
contingent to report at Lakeland. A
week later the remainder;of the club
will report and the first game will
be played on March 10 at Lakeland
against the Brooklyn Dodgers, a
team, Detroit will oppose ten times
before embarking on the -American
League pennant campaign.
Spartan Five Opens New
Field House In Vol Tilt
EAST LANSING, -Mich., Jan. 5.-
W)- Michigan State will send a
crippled basketball squad against the
Volunteers of Tennessee'tomorrow
night in the athletic debut of the
$1,250,000 Jenison Field House.
It was learned definitely today
that Max Hindman, the Spartans' ace
center, will be unable to take part in
the game, and it still is doubtful whe-
ther Bob Morris, a capable forward,
will be able to play.
Hockey Team To Seek Second
Straight Triumph Over Huskies
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Power Of Dearborn A.C.
Unknown; Coach Keen
Looks For Stiff Test
By GENE GRIBBROEK
Aiming at their second consecutive
undefeated season in dual meet com-
petition Michigan's varsity wrestlers
will open the 1940 campaign this af-
ternoon when they square off against
the Dearborn Athletic Club at 3 p.m.
in the Field House.
Coach Cliff Keen, with a backward
glance at the record books, which
show only two dual meet losses to
mar an otherwise perfect slate for!
the past three years, will keep an
anxious eye on the proceedings as a
gauge of the team's chance for an-
other successful year.
The calibre of the Wolverines' op-
position today remains unknown
The meager advance information
that Keen could obtain, however, was
enough to cause him to prepare his
squad for a stiff test.
Last minute changes in the Michi-
gan lineup were made necessary
when Tom Weidig, 121-pounder,
turned up with an injured knee, Jim
Butler, who figured to wrestle at 128,
dropped out of competition, and John
'Raschbacker, 136, was put on the
shelf with an injured hand.
There is a slim chance that Weidig
anay be in shape by starting time,
but if he is not ready to go, his place
will be taken by junior Fred Klemach.
Butler, who suffered an injury fast
season which necessitated the am-
putation of his toe, was advised not
to wrestle by his physician, and Bud
Robinson has taken over his spot.
Jack Sergeant will replace Rasch-
backer in the 136-pound division.
The remainder of the lineup will
see Capt. Forrest "Butch" Jordan
in the heavyweight class, senior Don
Nichols at 175, sophomore Jim Galles,
165, Harlan Danner back at his 155-
pound spot, and Johnny Paup at
Students will be admitted to this
afternoon's meet upon presentation
of their identification cards.
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