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Undefeated Natators







Victory String
Revives Spirit
'Of Hoopsters
The basketball fortunes of Michi-1
gan's rejuvenated cagers assumed a
rosier tinge over the weekend as the4
Wolverines came through with a pair
of impressive one-sided victories over
highly- touted Iowa and lowly Chi-
Jim Mandler's 19 points in the
Iowa game was the big reason for the
Varsity's 40-29 triumph over the
Hawkeyes. Mandler took 11 shots at
the hoop in the first half to connect
with seven baskets and almost single-
handedly provide Michigan with a
19-13 lead at half time.
Iowa rallied at the start of the sec-
ond half, however, and narrowed the
Wolverines' lead to 29-28, but two
quick baskets by Bill Cartmill and
Mike Sofiak widened the breach, and
Michigan won going away.
Defense Slows Attack
In the Chicago game, a baffling
zone defense slowed up the Varsity
attack for the greater part of the
first half. To add to Michigan's woes,
Mandler went out of the gahe on per-
sonal fouls after only 12 minutes of
play had elapsed. The score was 12-
12 at the time.
Captain Herb Brogan and Mel
Comin then connected with two long
shots apiece to put Michigan in the
lead, and when the Wolverines chose
to stall around mid-floor with the
ball in their possession, Chicago came
out of its shell.
Michigan Is Eighth
Once the Maroons began using the
man-for-man defense, the rest was
easy. Led by Cartmill and Brogan,
who tossed in 13 and 10 points re-
spectively,dthe Varsity coasted to its
second straight victory.'
The two triumphs lifted Michigan
a notch in the Big Ten standings in-
to eighth place.
The Wolverines' next game is
against Illinois Saturday in Yost
Field House. In their previous en-
counter the Illini were victorious by a
score of 47-41, and they will be fav-
ored to duplicate their earlier feat
because of their present fifth-place
rating in the Conference race.
All candidates for the Michigan
baseball team are urged to sign up
for the coming season at the south
end of Yost Field House any after-
noon this week.'
Coach Ray Fisher

Strong Tartar Team Paced
By Clark, Lumsden, Prew
Large Crowd Expected To Watch Michigan
in Tgtesa Dual Meet Of Season
(Continued from Page 1)
defeated in collegiate competition. he will match strokes with Michigan's Jim
Welsh and Jack Patten, two of the nation's finest.
If he is able to stay ahead of the Wolverine duo it will be in near-record
time, for Patten and Welsh are in superb condition. However, he will un-
doubtedly have to swim the 220 and- -- ---
possibly one other event beforec
matching strokes with the two Wol-
Fast becoming a star in his own
right is Prew, who meets Dobson Bur-
ton and Gus Sharemet in the 100
yard race. Prew has been clocked in
:52 seconds flat already this winter,
a time which is coming pretty close to
the world record of :51 set by John-
ny Weismueller.
Prew will also be an entrant in the
220 yard grind, while Lumsden, na-
tional 50 yard titleholder in :23.1 last
season is a pretty sure bet to cop that
race while swimming against Mann'sI
sophomores Bob West and Bruce Al-
From the Michigan side it's the
same old story of balance and power
in every event on the program. Where
Wayne is strong Michigan is also
strong and where the Tartars are
weak the Wolverines are still strong.>
Mann is going to call on no less
than five first class performers who
have not yet competed this year.
Jack Wolin is now numbel one diver, JIM WELSH
Capt. Bill Beebe, third man in the
Big Ten, will share the backstroke squad possible and one that will
race with Ted Horlenko and Bur- cause the classy Tartar outfit plenty

ton is tugging at the leashfor a
chance at Prew in the century.
Besides these three there is big
Clair Morse, a husky sophomore tak-
ing the free style leg on the medley
relay and one other event yet to be
decided, and veteran Jim Welsh, a
starter in both distance races if he
is feeling right.

of headaches. Detroit sports writers
and fans are coming primarily for
those free-style events--the deciding
races of the evening and Ann Arbor
enthusiasts are following tieir cue.
There will be close to 300 reserved
and about 1,000 general admission
seats on sale for this, the nation's

. in tThisCanuh-
Marty Levandowski,
Who Beat A Champ
THERE is a standard assignment in
wthe sports department of The Daily
which is such a standoy as to have
become a veritable tradition. Each
year when the new crop of embry-
onic Henry McLemores report for
duty one of them is sure to be dele-
gated to "go down to the Sports
Building and get a story on Marty
Levandowski, the boxing instructor.-
He used to fight professional.''
And there have been so many of
thee lads popping down at six-
months intervals for his life story'
that Marty has now invented a
time- and labor-saving device to
benefit one and all. He has pre-
pared a mimeographed autobiog-
raphy, copies of which he keeps on
the shelf above the boxing gloves
and dispenses to those interested.
Now this release surprises one very
much indeed, because it is a source
of great wonderment that the Story
of Martin Levandowski has been so
long ignored by supposedly alert
sports scribes, a story as colorful as
an Easter egg:
Two factors made Marty Levan-
dowski a crowd-pleasing fighter.
The first was the bare fact that
five feet, eight inches and 170
pounds had the infernal gall to
mess with the big boys in the un-
limited heavy, division. And there
was even that time when the crowd
howled "Mismatch!" after spot-
ting Marty in one corner and his
behemoth-like foe in the other.
As it turned out it really was a
mismatch. Marty turned the other
guy's toes up in two rounds.
scrapper was his style of fight-
ing. For Marty was not a clever,
sharpshooting boxer, a Fancy Dan.
Definitely not.
Pure power was his forte. His
favorite shots were full-blown
right and left hooks which followed
one another alternatingly, a la
Dempsey: Feet flat on the can-
vas . . . stance a little pigeon-toed
for balance . . . time the other
guy's left to the split-second . .
here it comes . . . slip under it,
shuffle in fast . . . catch him with
a left in the ribs, then a right toj
the button, a left to the temple ... .
This was Marty Levandowski's
system. And when an opponent was
so unfortunate as to come within the
range of those sweeping hooks
whistling in on the bias things com-
menced to look very black for the
gentleman indeed, and sometimes
birdies sang off in the darkness
Which explains how Marty was
able to beat ex-world champion
Jim Braddock, who had the ad-
vantage over him of seven inches
and 15 pounds. In their first fight
James J.'s reach kept him out of
harm's way, but in a return bout
Marty was able to slip that left
and get close enough to work his
keeps any more. Now and again,
however, he steps a few rounds with
those more hardy of his proteges
who dare to match their youthful
speed against the lullaby in his right
and left dukes.
All freshmen and varsity golfers
report at the golf nets in the
Sports Building between 1:30 and
5:30 p.m. Thursday or Friday of
this week.

If Coach Ray Courtright

The final thrill-jammed chapter of
a story that began last May and took
nine months to unfold will be in-
scribed on -he record books Friday.-
It's a tale that involves a shattered
Wolverine track win streak, a power-
ful Pittsburgh cinder team, master
of the East, that looked westward for
new victims, sickness, injury, and allf
the action and heartbreak any Holly-
wood nine-reel saga ever possessed. r
Here's the background of Friday's]
dual meet clash in the Field House;
between Pitt's 1941 track machine
and Michigan's Western Conference
Ineligibility, Hoosiers
Decision Mat Squad
Last Saturday the Wolverine mat-
men beat Illinois 18-8, and Monday1
they bowed to Indiana 17-9. How
come this reversal of form?
It comes as more than a coincidence
that three of the men who competed'
and won at Champaign were ren-
dered hors de combat Monday be-
cause of a mandate from the dean's
office. Unfortunately, Fred Klem-
ach and Jack Butler are definitely
lost for the remainder of the sea-
But Capt. Bill Combs., who was in-
eligible last night on account of an
incomplete, may soon return to
action. And the status of little Tom-
my Sparks, who would ably replace
Klemach, is as yet also undecided.





olverines Will Seek Vengeance
In Pittsburgh Cinder Meet Friday

Back last spring the Wolverines most of its 1940 strength, including
proudly held a consecutive string of several of the best individual per-
victories that had been extended to formers in the nation.
23 straight dual meets. Then came Speedy. Sprint Duo
the Pittsburgh outdoor meet at Ferry There's blazing Hap Stickel and
Field-and right along with the Bullet Bill Carter, as fine a pair of
Panthers came a double dose of mis- sprinters as any team in the country
Panters ameadobledoseof ican send forth into track warfare.
fortune for the Maize and Blue. Ralph Last year Stickel fancied himself a
Schwarzkopf, captain and ace dis- one-man wrecking crew and swept
tance man, failed to recover as quickly first places in the 100-yard dash, the
as expected from his streptococcic 220-low hurdles and the - 220-yard
s dash against the Smith-less Wolver-
throat infection, sprinter Al Smith ines, while Carter pulled down firsts
sprained his ankle playing softball in the Butler Relay 60 and in the
at a picnic; neither faced the Pitt- Michigan AAU 50-yard dash.
men. Then there's Doyle Rhodes, a fine
Team Wants Revenge pole vaulter who "has done 13 feet
1 Weakened by the loss of two of 6 inches in the famed New York A.C.
their mainstays, the Dohertymen meet already this year. Wolverine
were edged by a slim three point Charlie Decker cleared the same
margin, 67-64. The confident in- height in practice last Saturday,
vaders were all they were heralded which presages a hot duel between
-and even more. Michigan came the two for meet hpnors Friday. Dave
back from that painful loss to win McDowell, Pitt's senior high jumper,
the Conference outdoor meet. And possesses plenty of leaping talent
for nine months now the trackmen and should push Michigan's Capt.
have been aching to reverse the de-. Don Canham.
cision on the Panthers. Other Smoky City lads who will
But this will be no easy task. Smith cause the Dohertymen trouble are
and Schwarzkopf have permanently gridders Bill Benghouser and Ted
departed from the Wolverine scene Konetsky, who share Pitt's shot-put-
via the graduation route, as well as ting burden, middle-distance man
eight other valuable point-winners. Del Anderson and quarter-milers
Pittsburgh, on the other hand, retains Larry Tregoning and Clyde Graf.



That gives Mann the strongest I top dual swimming meet for 1941.i
SextetPlays rantford Saturday
Coach Eddie Lowrey of the Michi- in The Daily. The game will start
gan hockey team announced yester- 10 8:30 p.m.
day that the scheduled puck contest Ty
between the Wolverines and the Tehe Brantford club plays in the
powerful Brantford (Ont.) Athletic Senior Ontario Hockey Association,
Club will be played Saturday night one of the fastest hockey leagues in
of thisweekinstyedofathed withe world, and is probably the
Tuesday as was previously announced strongest team that will take the ice
e n Ann Arbor this season.
Lowrey has little hope of his boys
. r ..< sturnWing in a victory over th-e Cana-
ins but feels that the local fans
entitled to see at least one really
fire Canadian hockey team during
the season. The other Canadian
athletic club teams that the Wolver-
ines have met this year all play in
=-~ «. _ the Intermediate O.H.A.

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Phonographs and
Changers con be
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Age 20 to 27 years, unmarried
Must have completed 2 years of College
Normally physically fit
Height: Minimum 5'6" Maximum 6'4"
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Second to Eighth months $105 per month (course
Then immediately graduated as Commissioned Ensign
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