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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 1940



Senior Swinmers Take Back
Seat In Michigan's Three Wins

Figures In Scoring

The Michigan Daily's lightning cal-
culator, Milo Finklestein, got to work7
yesterday and revealed some amazing
facts about the senior members on
the Wolverine dynamited swimming
All in all, Matt Mann's sea-going
warriors have scored 141 points'
against their three opponents so far
this year, and the seniors on the
squad, according to Milo's latest fig-
ures, have accounted for exactly 8.98
per cent of this total.
Haigh Gets A Third
While the Wolverines were ccutt-
ling Mike Peppe's Buckeye forces,
47-37, Johnny Haigh's third in the
breast stroke and Ed Hutchens' third
in the century were the only contri-
butions for those winding up their
collegiate careers this June.
In the Yale meet, the seniors showed
an improvement as Capt. Hal Ben-
ham finished second in the dive to
garner three of the 46 Michigan total.
New York A.C. was still better.
Benham won the diving event in the
metropolis. Haigh finished third
again in his specialty and swam a
lap on the winning medley relay trio.
Milo divided the five points that the
Medley team was awarded into three
pieces which gives the seniors a total
of seven and two-thirds points out
of the 48 that the Michigan mermen
scored altogether.
That 8.98 per cent seems pretty
low, and especially so when you read
the remnainder of the calculator's ex-
University Of Nebraska
Stadium Shrinks In Cold
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 25.-(AP)-
University of Nebraska's memorial
stadium would seat 29 fewer people
these days than it did last summer.
Prof. Daniel H. Harkness of the
civil engineering department figured
out the concrete stands shrink as
much as four inches when the tem-
perature drops to 15 below zero, as
it did today. .And that means there

pose. He goes on to add that the
figures also reveal that the seniors
buy 69.64 per cent of all the purchases
made in a certain campus coca cola
Why then, you might ask, does this
terrific difference exist from the per-
centages that seniors can roll up in
swimming encounters and well-known
Marriage On Their Minds
Matt Mann, admiral of the Wolver-
ine swimming and diving commission,
has his explanation for the differ-
ence. As he puts it, "when a fellow
gets to be a senior he starts thinking
about graduation, marriage and busi-
ness and neglects his swimming. The
sophomores and juniors, on the other
hand, have everything before them,
everything to conquer."
It's an old tale on the Michigan1
swimming scene. Last year, sopho-
more Jim Welsh upset the great Wol-
verine captain, Tom Haynie, in the
220-yard free style at the Western
Conference championships.
Charle Barker, another sophomore,
showed the same spark in beating
speedy senior Walt Tomski in the 50
and 100 at the Nationals.
Of course, you can't judge from
this year's senior contingent. Their
main handicap is size. There are
only three on the squad. But next
winter will provide the real test.
Bill Beebe, Welsh and Barker among
others will be seniors then . . . and
perhaps it won't be the same old
Eight Boxers'
Enter Golden
Gloves Contest
Michigan will be well represented
at the annual Ann Arbor Golden
Gloves boxing-tournament which gets
under way next Monday night at
the Armory, for 'no less .than eight
University hopefuls have signified
their intention of entering.
.Leading the list is a most promis-
ing Negro battler Tom Flake, of De-
troit, who is a freshman and who,
according to Vernon Larson, Michi-
gan's boxing instructor, is "a fine
puncher with both hands and should
go far in this tournament." Flake
has had considerable amateur experi- I
ence, including two bouts in the 1938
Deroit Golden Gloves tournament as
a 147-pounder, and will enter the 175-
pound novice division Monday night.
Another boy wio has plenty of ex-
perience behind him and in addition
a good deal of self-confidence which
should stand him in good stead, is
little Harry Wicker, the Negro dyna-
mo who put on a fiery exhibition in
last year's Congress Boxing Show at
the Field House when he drubbed
Joe Murray of the Detroit Briggs
Q.C. in a fast three-rounder at 125
pounds. He has appeared in 21 ama-
teur bouts and vows he'll come out on
top in the 118-pound open class at
the Armory.
Leon Coquilette, Flint sophomore
who will box in the 160-pound novice
division ,was also on the Congress
card last year, but lost a close deci-
sion to Kermit Bailer in a three-round
155-pound bout.
Two University boys have entered
the 126-pound competition. Jack
Vaughn of Albion and Glenn Brooks
of Monroe, both freshmen, will fight
in the open and novice classes, re-
Johnny Reger, a freshman from]
Detroit with no boxing experience but
possessing a world of natural ability,
according to Larson, will fight in the
135-pound novice division, while
Frank Butter from Oak Park, Ill., and
Phil Conley from Jackson are slated
to try their worth in the 145-pound
novice division.

To Be Hurdle
For Pucksters
Sextet Cannot Afford Any
Ineligibilities; Mark Is
3 Wins, I Tie, 8 Losses
Eddie Lowrey has his fingers
crossed. The members of his Varsity'
hockey team put their sticks away
last night, following a disappointing
5-4 defeat by a fighting Ontario Ag-I
ricultural College outfit, and started!
preparing for final examinations.
The Michigan sextet wound up its
first semester's play with a record of
three wins, one tie and eight defeats.
Any ineligibilities on his already un-
dermanned squad, especially on his
starting team, would put Lowrey be-
hind the eight-ball for fair.
In Wednesday night's contest with
the Aggies, the Michigan lads seemed
to be suffering a let-down following
their great fight against the powerful
Minesota outfit in Minneapolis last
weekend. The Ontario aggregation
isn't as good a team as the Wol-
verines. They won on their fight
However, with a two-week layoff
coming up before the Varsity puck-
sters take the ice against Sarnia
(Ont.) A.C., Saturday night, Feb.

Aggressiveness Marks Mike Sofiak's
Success As Member Of Varsity Five

There's nothing more disconcert-I
ing to a young man about to shoot a
basket than to have another young
man flail his arms about in front of
him in war-dance fashion to the ac-
companiment of staccato shouts of
derision. And the ethical merits of
this sort of practice may be few and
far between. But one thing is cer-
tain. It gets results.
Bennie Oosterbaan's quintet has
won 10 out of 12 contests thus far

Johnny Haigh, senior breast-
stroker, upheld his classmates'
cause by swimming a lap on Mich-
igan's winning medley relay team
against the New York A.C.I
Bruins Trade
Eddie Shore
Veteran Goes To Amerks
For Eddie Wiseman
BOSTON, Jan. 25.-(P)-The Bos-

ness, in the scorebooks. Last Satur- gressiveness caused Oosterbaan to
day's see-saw battle betwen the Wol- shift him to one of the forward posts,
verines and Michigan State provides after a year as reserve guard, and the
the evidence with Sofiak playing the results have been most gratifying. Not
leading role. Mike was assigned to rsly hav be t gr n t
guarda fomer aryInd.teaonly has Mike turned in some great
guard a former Gary, Ind. teammate defensive work with his unorthodox
of his and the sparkplug of the Spar- style, but he's right up there with
tans, Chet Aubuchon, and from the the scoring leaders. He and Charlie
opening whistle to the final gun, Pink have notched 37 points thus far
was a bug in Aubuchon's ear where-fPinha cedin7Coinstula.
ever Chet went on the court. for ninth place in Conference play.
He jumped around in front of Coach
Ben Van Allstyne's ace, used his arms
to disconcert "Aubie," and continually M IC H IGAN
heckled the poor Spartan whenever
he was about to shoot or pass. The ICE SKATING RINK
result? A mere two field goals for
the previously high-riding Mr. Au- Corner Hill and Fifth
buchon and probably the difference
between the Wolverines' victory and Open AS Usual
defeat. It pays dividends.
Sofiak is a constant source of in- During Examt
spiration to his teammates. He never
stops trying. He has that "You've
got to show me!" attitude which DAILY: 2:30-5:00 p.m.
makes a winner, and his' clownish ac-
tions on the court, even at dramatic 8:00 -10:00 p.m.
moments in the play, serve to relieve Sundays: 3:00-5:00 only
the tension from the rest of the
squad. Oosterbaan is admittedly fond! SATES SHARPENED
of scrappers and in the restless Sofiak
he has found a true member of that by EXPERTS
small school.
This year, Sofiak's speed and ag-

ton Bruins management announced 10, they should start out their eight-
tonight it had traded Eddie Shore, game post-exam schedule with a new
its national hockey league all-star lease on life.
Statistics reveal that the Wolver-
defenseman and storm center, to the ines have scored 29 goals thus far in
New York Americans for right winger the season with Charley Ross and
Eddie Wiseman. President Weston Paul Goldsmith leading the individ-
Adams said no cash was involved in ual scorers with nine points apiece,
the transaction. each having tallied seven goals and
Shore, according to Adams, has a brace of assists.
been notified to contact Manager Scoring Records: Pen.
Marvin (Red) Dutton of the Ameri- G A P Min.
cans, for instructions. Wiseman will Ross.... ........7 2 9 22
report to the Bruins in Detroit to- Goldsmith .........7 2 9 0
morrow night and will dress for Sun- Calvert .........,..4 3 7 12
day's game with the Red Wings. Samuelson .........3 2 5 0
From Chicago, Manager Art Ross Stodden. ..... 4 0 4 2
of the Bruins, wired the following: Corson.............2 0 2 2
"Convinced that Eddie Shore no Collins..........1 1 2 4
longer was interested in playing Heddle............1 0 1 0
hockey in Boston, the Bruins acceded Lovett............0 1. 1 17
to his final wish that he become as- Canfield ..........0 0 0 0
sociated with.the New York Ameri- - - -
cans." Totals........29 11 40 59
Heyliger, Ilitni Coach, Proposes
New Mid-West Hockey Ieague


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.energetic cager
this season, including three otft of
four in Big Ten competition, and
much of its success, more than is re-
vealed in the record books, is at:
tributable to the Wolverine coach's
little human dynamo, Mike Sofiak.
Sofiak, to the exclusion of most of
the other players on the squad, is
possessed with that intangible some-
thing known as "aggressiveness." Call
it "pep" or "vim" or "vigor" if you
will, but it's there in over-abundance.
And among Mike's court repertoire,
which is seemingly unlimited, can be
found that same irritating, yet im-
mensely effective, knack of discon-
certing a rival player.
As contemptible as this sort of
practice may seem to be in the Mind
of the victim, it can always be re-
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A shot in the arm for Mid-Western
hockey will be provided if plans of
Vic Heyliger, Illinois coach, come to
a head with the formation of a new
Mid-Western Intercollegiate Hockey
Heyliger, in an attempt to stimu-
late interest and raise the standards
of hockey in this section of the coun-
try, has started a drive to create this
new league with Minnesota, Michi-
gan, Illinois, Michigan Tech and
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"We'll have the best collegiate
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sota leading the way," the soft-
spoken Heyliger remarked. "All of
the coaches contacted are highly in
favor of the new idea and the only
big obstacle now is to get special per-
mission from Major Griffith, high
commissioner of Western Conference
The Big Ten has a rule that forbids
their teams from playing in any other
conference while competing in their
own conference, but Heyliger be-
lieves that with the combined ef-
forts of the coaches, special permis-
sion will be given.
A meeting in the spring has been
called to draw up plans and form
schedules with the coaches of the
teams and the athletic heads of the
various universities present.
Coach Heyliger disclosed, another
bit of important news with the an-
nouncement that he expects Chicago
and Northwestern to enter Big Ten
competition next year. "Chicago has
the facilities with the Chicago Arena
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tern, too, is in favor of starting com-
Extended Conference
Ohio State may build an ice rink
soon, and if Pittsburgh gets in the
Big Ten, as it is rumored, they'll sure-
ly enter an outfit." So as things look
now, there will be an expanded Con-


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