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Purdue Director Favors Grid Tilt With Michigan Ne:

xt Fall

Added To List 1
Of Possibilities
Noble Kizer Wires Daily
Okaying Proposal; Game
RequiresDate Shifting
(Continued from Page 1)
have met nine times with Michigan
victorious in seven of the games.
Michigan's open date comes on
Nov. 2 while Purdue's is on Oct. 19.
This writer's telegram to Kizer sug-
gested, to obviate any necessity of
shifting dates, that the game be
played "one week before the planned I
openers." Since Michigan's first
game, that with Michigan State, is
scheduled for Oct. 5, the contest
would then take place on Sept. 28.
The Purdue proposal appears to
be the most logical of all those which
have thus far managed to cloud the
issue. Most prominent of these has
been the Tennessee proposal and
the Ohio State home-in-home series.
Since Tennessee might be placed in
the doubtful category as far as eli-
gibility requirements and athletic
scholarships are concerned, it is ex-
tremely unlikely that the Wolverines
would consent to meet the Southern
school. Another possible complica-
tion arose yesterday morning when
it was reported that Michigan State
Coach Charley Bachman would move
the Michigan game back to the open
date on Nov. 2 if the Wolverines re-
quested it.
The text of this writer's telegram
to Kizer is as follows:
Nobel Kizer,
Athletic Director,
rurdue University:
What do you, think of a Pur-
due-Michigan game in 1940?
Teams have not met since 1930
and since both were to play Chi-
cago it might be possible to ar-
range schedule. One way would
be to have game one week before
planned openers. Please wire
me, .care Michigan Daily, what
you think of such a game.
Intramural bowling for fraternity
and professional fraternity teams
will get ,under way Wednesday, Jan.
10. . Each teamconsists of five men
who will roll a qualifying round of
three games. In the fraternity divi-
sions, the high 16 qualifying teans
will meet in an elimination tourna-
nent to determine the champion.
Last year's winner was Zeta Psi.
The Professional Fraternity
teams will qualify eight teams
for its division. This division
likewise will play an elimination
tournament of eight games. Last
year's professional winner was
Delta Sigma Delta.
All fraternity and professional fra-
ternity teams wishing to qualify
should turn in their scores at the
Union alleys by Jan. 18. For furthe
information and alley reservations
call the Intramural Building.
Scl id To Stay At Ohio
COLUMBUS, O., Jan. 9.--U-
Francis Schmidt returned from a
trip to the Pacific coast tonight and
announced that he would remain as
head football coach of the Ohio State
University Buckeyes at least for an-
other year "if they'll have me."


Unorthodox Grappler


Harland Danner Back To Regain
155 Pound Big Ten Mat Crown

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Return To Science . .
In the last issue of the Satevepost,
one Mr. Stanley Frank comes to
press with the startling announce-
ment that the backboards Should be
taken out of basketball The reason
for this, he says, is because height
now plays too predominantapartin
offense and this innovation will bring
science back into the game.
Ah, where have we heard those '
words before? Haven't there
been sporadic mumblings in the
last 10 years to take the lively
ball out of baseball? Now they've
longer for those halycon days
when Wee Willie Keller used to
"take two and then hit to right,"
when Ty Cobb made an art of
everything there was in the game.
And now they've branched out.
It's basketball they want to bring
science to.
We'll offer a solution to Mr. Frank,
free of charge, that will please both
sides to this argument. Put in glass
backboards. Then the people who
don't want them, won't be able to
see them. And the people who want
them, will have them for all practical
purposes. Just call us Mr. Fixit.
*' * * *
We don't think that the Ohio State
Lantern meant this literally but we
pass it along anyhow. We found
it in the column "Maybe You're
Right," which airs the daily opinion
of Don Smith, Lantern sports editor.
Mr. Smith was discussing the
possibilities of Francis Schmidt
leaving Ohio State (an AP dis-
patch last night said he'd like
to remain)- to take the head
coaching job at Stanford as

r umour- have had of late. The
cohumn goes on to list possibili-
ties for the Buckeye job should
Schmidt decide to leave. And in
doing it, he throws a peculiar
light upon conditions at Colum-
bus. We quote:
"Rumor has it that Jock Suther-
land is sitting tight till he hears
from Ohio State. Sutherland likes
the football material produced by
Ohio high schools and is supposed to
have an eye on the Buckeye job.
"Proceding in our parade of specu-
lation we come to a story fresh from
Pittsburgh. Bill Kern of Carnegie
Tech is supposedly heading this way
also. .Basis: Last year one of his
freshman prospects flunked out of
school and Kern advised him to come
to Ohio State."
Ohio State is not without honor
save in its own county.
* * * * .
Now that Chicago has decided
on its policy of super-deemphasis,
they have, according to the Chi-
cago Maroon, campus newspaper,
the one handball coach in the
country getting $10,000 a year.
Coaching football is nice work if
you can't get it.
* * * *
One of the members of The Daily
sports staff was walking through the
Union taproom the other day. He
saw a sparsely populated head, a
brown jacket'and a short, squat fig-
ure. Sans hesitation he strolled over,
wound up and accompanied his
hearty slap on the back with an
equally hearty, "Hello, Milo"
Instead of Sukup's smiling face,
he was. met by the sweet puss of
some elderly gentleman who looked
up and with great restraint.replied,
"Looking for someone?"

Michigan wrestling fans were treat-f
ed to some fine exhibitions of theI
ancient art of grappling last season
as Coach Cliff Keen's perennially
powerful Wolverines swept through a
seven-meet schedule without a defeat,
only to bow to the pesky Indiana
Hoosiers in the Conference champion-]
But to some of the old timers, the
season seemed to lack something be-
cause of the absence of one of the
most daring, unorthodox grapplers in
collegiate competition-Harland Dan-
A Crowd Pleaser
Danner, whose aggressive antics on
the mat provided keen entertainment
for the fans during the 1937 and
1938 campaigns, dropped out of
school last year to study the culture
of a primitive tribe in the wilds of
Mexico, and the varied experiences he
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Swimming Tilt
Still Homeless
Ohio State Paper Reports
Meet To Be Held Here;
Bill QualeIneligible

Harland Danner, Cliff Keen's'
155-pound ace, returned to the mat
after a year's leave during which
time he studied the culture of
primitive tribes in Mexico. Dan-
ner will attempt to regain the 155-
pound Conference title that he won
in 1938.
Powerful Back
Line Brightens
BHockey Scene

had could probably and may some day
fill a book. But this year, to the
mingled relief and delight of Coach
Keen, he's back in harness and aims
to regain the Big Ten 155-pound
title which he won two seasons ago.
The blond, curly-haired Danner,
who got his start in wrestling right
here at Ann Arbor High School, took
up last Saturday where he left off
two seasons ago by walking off with
his match in the meet won by the
Wolverines over the Dearborn A.C.,
22-5. And he was the same old Dan-
ner, relying on his speed, strength
and unorthodox style to carry him to
victory rather than on any well-
planned attack.
Won Title In '38
In his sophomore year, Danner
wrestled at 165 because Capt. Bissell
was a fixture at 155, and came up to
the Big Ten meet undefeated. Here
he extended John Ginay of Illinois
to the limit in the final round, but
succumbed. The next year found the
Wolverine star once again invincible
in dual meet competition and this
time he won the Conference 155-
pound title by routing Rudy Meyer of
Ohio State in the finals.
Just as every other veteran mem-
ber of Michigan's wrestling squad
well knows, Danner is quite cogni-
zant of the fact that Indiana is the
team to beat this year. "I'm going to
take care of my match, you can lay
your pennies on that," he says in a
confident tone which speaks ill for
whomever Hoosier coach Billy Thom
decides to pit against him.
Williams House, sparked by Claude
Womer who scored 12 of their 17
points, defeated Fletcher Hall 17 to
9 in an intramural dormitory basket-
ball league game.
Wenley House won from Mich-
igan House 15 to 8. Jimr Carlisle
was high point man with six
points. Winchell House walloped
Allen-Rum Bey 31 to 6. Wayne
Christenson led the Winchell
House scoring with four field
goals and two free throws. Lloyd
House lost to Chicago House by
a 20 to 16 score.
In the professional fraternity
league, Delta Theta Phi won from
Phi Delta Phi 11 to 8. Charles O'-
Laughlin was high point man with 6
points. Delta Sigma Delta defeated
Alpha Omega 28 to 15 and Xi Psi
Phi lost to the Physical Education
Grads 28 to 15.

Cage Squad Has Five Different
High Scorers In Six Encounters

If the last six Michigan battles can
be taken as a criterion of future Wol-
verine cage performances, rival quin-
tets will do well not to concentrate on
any one player to the exclusion of the
In the varsity's last six contests five'
different Wolverines have walked off
with individual high-scoring honors.
Against Tulane Bill Cartmill scored
10 points to lead the pack, while
against Rochester Mike Sofiak racked
up 10 points in a losing cause. On
successive nights against Cornell and
Pittsburgh Charley Pink and Capt..
Jim Rae rang in nine and 13 points
respectively to take scoring honors.
Opening the conference season
against Ohio State Michigan was led
by scrappy Herb Brogan who tossed
in 13 markers, while diminutive Mike
Sofiak had another hot night at Wis-
consin Monday when he totaled 15
Cagers Are Balanced
All this points to one fact: Coach
Benny Oosterbaan has welded to-
gether a smooth, balanced, well-co-
ordinated Wolverine offense, in which
team play is the essential element at
all times.
The Varsity regulars took a one day
vacation yesterday in which to rest a
bit before plunging into preparations
for a busy weekend which sees them
meet Iowa and Illinois on Saturday
and Monday respectively at the Field
House. The reserves staged a long
scrimmage session with Coach Fray
Fisher's frosh outfit.
Assistant Coach John Townsend
went down to Bloomington, Ind. Mon-
day night to scout Iowa in its league
tilt against the undefeated Indiana

quintet, and brought back reports of
a Hawkeye sophomore flash, Vic
Siegel, and a pair of giant centers,,
Dick Evans and Kenny Bastian, who
tower six feet five and six feet four
inches respectively.
Siegel Is Star
Out in Iowa City Siegel, although
just at the dawn of his collegiate
career, is already being. compared to
Blazing Ben Stephens, Iowa immor-
tal who amassed almost 600 points
in his cage career as a Hawkeye.
Basing its offense around the two
tall centers who alternate at the posi-
.tion, Iowa's plan of attack is to shove
the center into the pivot position and
break around him.. Siegel happens
to be on the heaving end of most of
the Hawkeye's point-winning tosses,
having an average of nearly 10 points
per game, while his sophomore for-
ward running mate, Bill Wheeler, is
not far behind.
Griffith Given Full Power
To Name 1Grid Officials
CHICAGO, Jan. 9.-(Y)-Maj. John
L. Griffith, Commissioner of Athlet-
ics for the Western Conference, will
have full authority for selecting all
officials for Big Ten football games
next fall.
In the past, Major Griffith has
worked with and been responsible to
a committee in the selection of Con-
ference gridiron arbiters. In 1940 he
will make appointments for the vari-
ous games from a basic list of about
40 officials suggested by coaches and
athletic directors, who asked that the
commissioner assume complete auth-
ority in making game appointments.

In his capacity as goal-tender for'
the Michigan hockey team, "Spike"
James has had quite a few goals
scored on him. But when one con-
siders the infinite number and vari-
ety of shots that he has had to
handle, one is inclined to exonerate
Spike of all blame. It is to be won-
dered, though, whether he doesn't re-
press a cold shiver now and then when
he thinks what playing in the nets
would be like without Charley Ross
and Larry Calvert in front of him.
Yes, without Ross and Calvert, it is
likely that Spike would have learned
the meaning of Hell, as only Dante,
before him, knew it.
Play 60 Minutes
Charley Ross and Larry Calvertt
are the defensemen on the Michigan
hockey team. They play sixty min-
utes of every game. They check hard.
They never rest. They never relax.
They are also the offensive stars of
the squad.
By this point, it should have be-
come apparent that Larry and Char-
ley are a couple of pretty good hockey
players. That, to lapse into the ver-
nacular, ain't all. They are undoubt-
edly two of the finest defensemen
ever to take the ice for the Wolver-
Larry Calvert is a senior and, be-
side Spike James, the only real Cana-
dian on the squad. He was born and
raised in Smith's Falls, Ontario and
has been playing hockey since he was
five years old.
Calvert Is Fast Skater
He played junior hockey at Smith's
Falls and then Wolverine hockey fans
got a break. He decided to come to
Michigan. Today, he is the fastest
skater on the team and he recently
gave Michigan its first and only vic-
tory of the cu'rrent season when he
skated the length of the ice against
Michigan Tech to score the only tally
of the game.
Charley Ross, a junior, got his pre-
college hockey experience at Middle-
bury (Vt.) High School where he
played wing on two state champion-
ship teams.
Beside hockey, Charley played base-
ball and football in high school and
he got freshman numerals at Michi-
gan in both of those sports. He has
since given up football but still hopes
to develop into a pitcher on Ray
Fisher's varsity nine.
Next week, the Wolverines travel
to Minneapolis to meet Minnesota,

They're making arrangements for
a swimming meet between Michigan
and Ohio State this Saturday, but if
it never comes off, neighbor, don't
be too surprised.
For while there are but three more
shopping days until the opening med-
ley relay, over there they think its
here, and over here they think its
there. And from the latest report
that just dribbled over the teleflash,
some reliable source in Moscow just
received word that the two teams
would probably clash somewhere near
the Finnish border where most of
the other heavy fighting has been
going on lately.
Lantern Says Ann Arbor
There wasn't any doubt in our
minds about the place. We were all
ready to make the sojourn to Co-
lumbus when we happened to notice
in the Ohio State Lantern that "the
Michigan-Ohio meet will have the
eyes of the country focused upon it
when the teams clash at Ann Arbor
on Saturday."
According to Matt - Mann last
night, "the meet will be held in Co-
lumbus, of course. I made arrange-
ments with Mike Peppe a long time
ago. We talked it over down in Flo-
rida and I even wrote to him about
it since then. But just to make sure,
I'll wire him and check again."
Quayle Is Ineligible
And so while the poor Wolverine-
Buckeye meet was still without a defi-
nite home, the Michigan victory stock
jumped higher than Wesley Allen
yesterday when news came from the
Ohio camp that Capt. Billy Quayle,
captain and ace sprinter, was de-
clared ineligible for competition.
This leaves the Peppe outfit with-
out a dependable free styler, except
Johnny Patton, the sophomore, whose
specialty is the 220-yard distance,
Michigan Has Sprinters
Michigan, on the other hand, has
enough sprinters to run a chain
store squad. Besides National Colle-
giate champ, Charley Barker, Matt
has Gus Sharemet, John Gillis, Bill
Holmes, Tommy Williams, Dobson
Burton, Jim Welsh and Ed Hutchens
to capably take care of this depart-
The Buckeye mermen gathe'ed
last night in Columbus and elected
diver Al Patnik and breast stroker
Johnny Higgins to captain the squad
for the remainder of the year.

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