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SATVRDAY, MA1CII 15, 1 941



Wolverines Battle


Retain Butler Relays Crown


_..u. ____________v_ ___ _ . . .__.. .._....

Indiana Rated
Team To Beat
At Indianapolis
Varsity Depends On Field,
Running Events; Irish,
Ohio State Enter Meet
(Continued from Page 1)
features, the four-mile, the medley
and the two-mile.
In the fourth Michigan's mile
quartet has a-slight edge, for its Con-
ference clocking of 3:20.3 is the best
turned in throughout the nation all
winter. The Wolverines' two-mile
foi some will also be very strong, al-
though one of Doherty's best half-
milers, Jack Dobson, will be 'on the
sidelines with a foot injury.
Pole-vaulter Charlie Decker will
pace Michigan's field event might
with a first place in his specialty a
strong probability. The Wolverine
junior has cleared 13 feet 104 inches
already in the current indoor cam-
taign and is vaulting in the best
form of his career.
Canham's Leg Problem
In the high jump Capt. Don an-
ham, National Collegiate and Big Ten
champion, will be favored only if he
does not suffer a recurrence of a leg
muscle injury which has bothered
him all week. Big Bob Hook, who
bettered 48 feet in the shot put for
a third place berth in the Confer-
ence, should pick up valuable points
while teammate Tommy Lawton may
also place in the same event.
Michigan's sprint duo, Al Thomas
and Al Piel, who placed third and
fifth in the Conference, will face
some stiff opposition from Pitt's twin
torpedoes, Hap Stickel and Bill Car-
ter. Sophomore Frank McCarthy add
senior Jeff Hall will bear the hurdling
burden for Michigan with double
duty for both scheduled in the highs
and lows.
Frosh Matmen
Await IBIissell
Trophy Award
The Bissell Trophy, coming to be
regarded as the most coveted honor
for freshman wrestlers, will be
awarded this year sometime soon
after the National Junior AAU mat
meets early in April, Wolverine fresh-
man Coach Port Robertson said this
Awarded along with numerals for
1940-41, the trophy consists of two
attractive statuettes symbolic of the
winner's sportsmanship and ability.
Two boys will be chosen by their
teammates as winners of the honor,
one being named the most outstand-
ing freshman wrestler of the year,
and the other the most improved.
Frank Bissell, creator of the tro-
phy, is himself a former Michigan
wrestler. Coming to the University
as a freshman in 1934, Bissell soon
proved his prowess on the mat, and
rose to the position of Wolverine
captain, and Big Ten 155-pound
champion. Interested in boys and
their love for clean sport. and want-
ing to stimulate freshman interest
in wrestling, Bissell brought a dream
of his own origination true when he
created the Bissell Trophy.
Michigan wrestlers Bill Combs and
Don Nichols won the honor in their
freshman year. Outstanding possi-
bilities for the award this year are:
Dick Kopel, Detroit; Bob Cunning-
ham, Detroit; Mike Horwitz, Bright-
on; George McIntyre, Wellesley Hills,
Mass.; Chip Warrick, Indianapolis,
Ind.; Dick Wald, Cleveland Heights,

Ohio; Tom Coffield, Grand Rapids;
Bill Kuyper, Newtonville, Mass.; John
Green, Pittsburgh, Pa., Dave Wood,
La Grange, Ill.
All eligible second semester
freshmen or first semester sopho-
mores who have, or wish to sign
up for the sports staff, should re-
port at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the
Michigan Daily.

Puckmen Face Illini, Swimmers To Meet Wayne Away

In Action Tonight

Four Seniors To End Careers
AgainstPowerful Indian Squad

(Special to The Daily)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 14. -
Michigan's oft-defeated hockey
team will go into action for the last
time this season here tomorrow night'
meeting the powerful Illinois sextet
which has already won three games
from the Wolverines.
Illinois may go into action minus
the services of their two star defense-
men, Amo Bessone and Chet Ziemba.
Both boys missed Thursday's game
which Illinois took by a 4-2 score,
Bessone because of illness in his fam-
ily which necessitated his returning
to his home in Springfield, Mass., and
Ziemba because of an ankle injury
sustained in a basketball game Wed-
nesday afternoon.
Bessone May Play
It is probable that Bessone will be
able to fly back to Champaign in
time for the game but whether he'
will make it or not is still in doubt.
The physician attending Ziemba is}
of the opinion that the husky Illinois

captain will be unable to play in his
team's last game.
A win tomorrow night will give
the Illinois outfit the championship
of the Western Conference for the
first time in the school's hockey his-
tory. Should they lose, however, they'
will be forced to content themselves#
with a half share of the title along
with Minnesota whom they defeated
twice this season.
The home club has added incentive
for victory since the university ath-
letic board has intimated that hockey
will be a major sport here if the local
puckmen cop the crown.
Four End Careers
Four members of the Michigan
squad will be playing their last game
of collegiate hockey tomorrow. Capt.
Charley Ross, Jim Lovett, Fred Hed-
dle and Bert Stodden are finishing
their careers ixl this class and, con-
sequently are more than a little anxi-
ious to come out on top, The Wol-
verineshave wononly two games this
year while tying one and drop-
ping 13.
Regular forwards' Starr Owen and
Gil Priestley will probably fill the
vacated defense posts for Illinois
while Norbert Sterle, Howie Kopel,
I Joe Ganton, Koe Lotzer and Tom
Jaworek will handle the forward posi-
tions. Jack Gillan will likely be in
goal. replacing Ray Killen who did
the net-minding Thursday.,
Michigan will line up with Hank
Loud in the nets, Johnny Gillis and
Bert Stodden on defense and Fred
Heddle, Bob Collins and Jim Lovett
on the forward line. Second line will
include Charley Ross, Bob Fife and
Paul Goldsmith. Max Bahrych will
probably see service during the eve-
ning as alternate for Lovett on the

Quizzically Speaking ...
the Daily Double, and all readers
who don't pass will automatically be
placed in Class 1B.
Answer all questions by checking
the answer that seems most correct.
Mail the results at once to the}
Double. All Entries must be post-
marked before the Double's draft
number comes up.
is at present
a. home in bed
X b. a. fish peddler
c. a Wolverine high jumper
Now we are ready to begin
1. The "Mad Russian" is
a. the former czar
b. Igor Ivan Strapavinsky
c. Lou Novikoff
2. Ohio State's Mike Peepe is
a. a chorus girl at Minsky's
b. the Double's second cousin
c. a very ugly guy
3. Michigan's great football star,
Tom Harmon, will play opposite
a. Minnie Mouse in the movies
b. Zazu Pitts
c. Peter the Rabbit

Gehringer Droppedc
To Sixth In Batthk
LAKELAND, Fla., March 14.-(A)
--Manager Del Baker furnished a'
mild surprise for the Det'oit Tigers
training camp today by deciding to
drop Charley Gehringer to No. 6 po-
sition in the batting 'order for to-
morrow's game against Cleveland.
For Charley's old No. 3 place Baker
chose the sensational sophomore of
1940, Barney McCloskey. Hank
Greenberg, to be sure, is ticketed for
the cleanup position and his slugging
partner, Rudy York, for fifth.
Whether the change for Gehringer
means anything can't be said at this
early date, and Baker's action is be-
ing judged as strictly as an experi-
The pitching is to be handled by
Al Benton, Dizzy Trout and Johnny
Gorsica, probably on the usual spring
piece-work basis of three innings
The pair of strange faces in this
first lineup represent a Tiger farm,
Beaumont of the Texas League.

Tartars Count
In Close Duell,
(Continued from Page 1)
and Gus Sharemet tonight as these{
dynamiters who finished one-two in
both the 50 and 100 yard races in
the Conference meet set sail for
young Bill Prew, the current sensa-
tion of the nation along the swim-}
ming trail.
Jack Patten is another of the1
Mannmen who will have a battle on
his hands when he comes face to}
face with Capt. Andy Clark, one of
the better distance men in collegiate
circles. In their previous meeting,
Patten finished ahead of the Wayne
ace in the 220 and a fraction of a
stroke behind in the quarter-mile.
Tonight the two square off again
without little Jir Welsh in the field
to contend with. With Welsh on the
sidelines, Blake Thaxter will take the
quarter-mile race with Patten andI
Dobson Burton the 220.
John Sharemet; still recovering
from a cold, will leave the breast-
stroke chore to Jim Skinner and
Bruce Allen, erstwhile sprinter. Skin-
ner is hotter than a steaming grid-
dle right now and should have little
trouble taking first place.
With the absence of Franny Heydt,
who is going to the National Junior
AAU meet in Cleveland providing he
can shake a bad cold, Allen will also
take over the breaststroke leg on
the opening medley relay.
. Messrs. Barker and Sharemet will
! find Messrs. Guy Lumsden and Prew
I as competition in the 50 and 100 with
Bill Holmes helping Barker and Tom-
my Williams sharing the century
race with Gus.
The backstroke will be all Mich-
igan as Capt. Bill Beebe, Dick Reidl
and Ted Horlenko are planning on a
monopoly of that race, while in the
diving event a grudge battle that
stands one-up will find its comple-
tion as Jack Wolin and Bob Gard-
ner match twists and turns off the
rickety Northwestern low board.
Ielloise Is Stopped
jIn First RoundI

AP Baseball
TAMPA, Fla, March 14-(/P)-The'
New York Yankees inflated their ego
today with a 5 to 0 shutout of the
world champion Cincinnati Reds as
three rookies combined in a two-hit
hurling exhibition.
14. -(IP)- Cecil Travis, George
Case and George Archie each hit
home runs today for the Washing-
ton Senatorsas the American Leag-
uers defeated the St. Louis Card-
inals, 6 to 3.
FT. MEYERS, Fla., March 14.--(p)
-The Cleveland Indians defeated
the Kansas ,City Blues 2 to 1 in an
exhibition game today as pitchers
Don Pulford, Joe Krakauskas and
Millard H'owell held the American As-
sociation club to three hits.
MIAMI, Fla., March 14.-(A')-
The New York Giants annihilated
the 'Philadelphia Phillies 13 to ;6
today with a 15-hit fusilade that
included three successive home runs
in the sixth inning.
VT --- czz

4. Detroit's baseball club will
a. In first place
b. in Class IB
c. late in September


5. Hank Greenberg has
a. bad breath
b. third degree murder
c. second degree pes planus
6. Fritz Crisler is

Iirst line.


an optimist
a famous violin player
keeper of the Ann Arbor zoo





'7. Jim Tobin is well known for his
a. home-baked pastries
b. Major problems
c. art needlecraft work
8. Illinois' hockey team
a. drinks scotch highballs before
each game
b plays on ice




By T ami Mauriell o

Pitching Problem Turns New
Light On Baseball Title Hopes

For better times

Michigan was rated one of the top
contenders for the 1941 Conference
baseball crown when the season end-
ed last spring, but since then Coach
Ray Fisher has acquired a pitching
headache that may put a different
light on things.
The veteran squad that was to re-
turn this year is back, with ofe ex-
ception, working out at the Field
House every day. But that one excep-
tion carries more than its share of
importance. Lyle Bond, who was to
work as number one moundsman for
the Wolverines, is at home recuperat-
ing from a serious operation, and his
absence leaves the Michigan chuck-
ing brigade in a shaky condition. And
shaky pitching can ruin a good
team's chances.
Stoddard A Starter
Only two of the hurlers at Fish-
ers' disposal can claim veteran status.
Mickey Stoddard, who is at present
working under the strain of worry
over an imminent addition to his
family, will graduatefroma starring
role as relief man last year to a
starter's job if he gives indications of
being able to handle it.
The other veteran is Les Veigel,
who looked better in the nets yes-
terday than he has thus far. "We've
both been waiting for' three years,"
says Fisher, "and this may be the
year for Les to find himself and get
Among the other candidates you
can mark gridder Cliff Wise, sopho-
more, as the top prospect. Fisher has
high hopes of making a starter out
the ex-Kiski boy, and more than one

observer predicts the number one
spot for him.
The other holdovers from last
year's squad include Tommy Nether-
ton and left-handers Mase Gould and
Neil Muir. Netherton has not shown
much yet, and Gould, while he has
improved greatly, still needs a little
more to make him a starter. Muir
has looked good in practice, but has
disappointed when pitching to the
hitters in the cages.
Hockey Stars Report
Two members of the hockey squad,
ending its season at Champaign, Ill.,
tonight, may provide an answer. Sen-
ior Charley Ross has worked out a
few times, and shows promise in
spite of a tendency toward wildness.
Big Paul Goldsmith also is a possibil-
ity, if an arm injury he received on
the ice last winter has cleared up,
but he has not reported yet.
Other hurlers on the s uad are
junior Bruce Hartwick, who is just
starting to 'come back after a bad,
cut on his throwing hand, and year-
ling Bob Robinson. And, just in case
he still lacks moundsmen when he
weeds these boys out, Fisher has had
Capt. Bill Steppon, who is slated to
cover second base, outfielder Don
Holman and catcher Dick Wakefield
throwiri them up. "They all love to
throw," says Fisher, "and Wakefield
is awfully fast, but he's not sure,
where they'll end up."

N. j/.'O V41 i'
c. loses consistently to Michigan
...haw. NEW YORK, March 14--(/')--Tami
hMauriello, who was rated the bright-
9. Ray Fisher, Michigan's baseball est young prospect in the middle-
coach, has weight division until he was beaten
a. a million good pitchers by Billy Soose, regained that rating
b. the mumps tonight when he knocked out Steve
c. a shiny new red scooter Belloise in 2:58 of the first round
10. The winner of the 1941 Ken- of their "Battle of the Bronx" at
tucky Derby will been Madison Square Garden.
a. tired when it finishes - Springing into action at the open-
b. different from last year's ing bell, Mauriello floored his Bronx
. winnerle hr s rival three times with right-hand
c.aeal live horse shots to the head
The crowd of about 14,000 which
11. Wolverine Charley Ross is had come to make noise about the
a. husband of Betsy Ross neighborhood brawl hardly had start-
b. a real live horse ted yelling when Tami slipped over
c. a member of the Young Co~m- the first right to the jaw and floored
munist League Belloise for a' nine count. Steve, a
12. Michigan's football team strong favorite, didn't seem badly
a. sends roses home every hurt that time, but when Mauriello
Mother's Day repeated on his next rush across the
b. had an All-A average in ring, he tried to hang on.
school last semester That didn't work either. Mauriello
c. will hold its annual ping came tearing across the ring with his
pong tournament tomorrow ! right hand cocked, caught Steve in
Accuracy and neatness counts hhis own corner, sent him down for
is exam. We will glady mail your a third count of nine. He was barely
sults upon request to other Uni- able to get up at the count of nine
rsities to which you intend to trans- and was standing, almost helpless
r or to prospective employees. You along the ropes, when Tami rushed at
tn obtain your grades at the office him with his right lifted, slammed it
the Dean of your school. against Steve's jaw and turned away,
Belloise slid backward through the
Fropes and was unable to pull him-
FAE'SHMEN !!! self to his feet,
D o you w ant to ke n.lnr t c ...._ ..._ --___ ___- _.____-



Rti iion TIo Get $15,000
For 'ilare on Of Michigan'
NEW YORK, March 14/-(P)--Tom
Harmon, All-America halfback from
the University of Michigan, signed
a '15,000 contract to star in a single
picture for Columbia Pictures-"Har-
mon of Michigan."
Jack Cohn, Columbia vice-presi-
dent, said the picture, featuring foot-
ball, would be built around the gen-
eral activities of the star himself.


303 North lifthi Ave.

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for your school? Come to the
freshman cheerleading tryouts
meeting at 5 p.m. today in Room
305 of the Michigan Union.
R. C. Keetch,
Head Cheerleader




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