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Four Lettermen To Return For 1941-42 Basketball


Cart milIHeads
Veteran Team
Added Height Will Make
Michigan Big Contender
In Conference Title Race
When next November rolls around,
the basketball court will be laid down
in the Field House and Coach Ben-
nie Oosterbaan will start looking for
a quintet on which to base his cham-
pionship hopes for the 1941-42 sea-
Right now the Wolverine cage
mentor has his hopes in the back of
his head. Before he could turn out
a squad that could cop the Big Ten
conference title, he will have to plug
holes left by graduation, but Michi-
gan looks good enough to finish
higher than sixth as they did the
past year.
Four Lettermen
Next season Oosterbaan has four
lettermen returning. They include
Captain-elect Bill Cartmill, Jim
Mandler, Leo Doyle and Mel Comin.
The biggest thorn in Bennie's side is
the fact that he doesn't have 'an ex-
perienced guard coming back.
Of the four men returning, only
Cartmill and Mandler saw much ac-
tion in last year's campaign. How-
ever, the Maize and Blue squad will
boast of more height than they have
in recent years. Bi Jim ranges six
feet four inches. while Doyle and
Comin are shorter by only two inches.
Cartmill tops six foot by one inch.
The coaching staff was worried
about Cartmill's draft status, but at
the present it looks like he will be
deferred. His position is not defin-
ite yet, however. Bill is expected to
hold down one of the forward spots.
He is a capable leader and a fine
shot from any position on the floor.
Mandler Returns
Mandler is slated to see plenty of
action at center since he held that
spot all during the 1940-1941 season.
Jim's height allows him to handle
the ball off the backboard where his
ball hawking saved the Wolverines
many points last year. On the of-
fense Jim is a great threat, especially
on pivot plays and push shots from
the foul circle.
Oosterbaan will lose three good
players by graduation when George
Ruehle, Herb Brogan and Mike Sofiak
are handed their sheepskins. At for-
ward, Mike led the Michigan squad
to several victories single-hnded by
his sparky play. He was the favorite
of the home fans as his antics on the
hardwoods kept the spirit of the
team up throughout the year. His
shoes will be hard to fill since he
was the leading scorer of the team
besides being a star ball handler.
Guards Graduate
Ex-captain Brogan and Ruehle
played the guard spots during the
past year and their graduation leaves
these positions wide open. Herb and
George teamed up to turn in some
fine defensive games and both were
able scorers.
Quite a bit is expected of Leo Doyle
and Mel Comin for the next year.
They lack experience, but with work
they can turn in the brand of ball
that is needed to win. Both players
were forwards last season, but the
coaching staff might find it advan-
tageous to change one of them to a,
guard position.
Along with these four men, 17


Many Gridiron
Stars Are Lost
By Graduation
(continued from Page 9)

At center, senior Bob Ingalls seems
to have his position pretty well clin-
ched. Bob has long since shown his
ability to stay in there and battle
when the going gets rough around the
pivot spot. Count him in.
In the tackle slots, Crisler will be
able tto count on two veterans who
were tops at their positions last year
in Al Wistert and Reuben Kelto. Wis-
tert narrowly missed receiving All-
American mention last season, no
a draft number but he is an engineer-
mean feat for a sophomore. Kelto has
ing student and may be deferred for
that reason.
Rogers Back At End
At the vital end positions, the Wol-
verines have one regular returning
in the person of Joe Rogers. The
other flank post is wide open and
there are a host of candidates trying
to grab it. Tops among these are Phil
Sharpe, husky junior, and Walt Frei-
hofer, Don Long and Jack Petoskey,
all sophomores.
In the backfield, two positions seem
safe. One will go, without the slight-
est doubt, to Captain-elect Bob West-
fall, a hard-driving fullback who has
been smashing through the line con-
sistently for gains since he first join-
ed the squad as a sophomore. George
Ceithaml gets the call at quarter-
back by reason of the great work he
did in filling in for Evashevski when
Evy was out with an injury last sea-
George, like Evy, is an excellent
blocking back and has plenty of foot-
ball sense. He proved this when he
was shoved into the signal-calling
spot against Pennsylvania last Octo-
Nelson, White Are Wingbacks
The fourth position in the back-
field, the wingback spot, may go to
either Davy Nelson, who held the job
during the 1940 season, or sophomore
Paul White but there are several
others after the position. Class this
one as a question mark.

National Leag
Batting Char
Sits On Ben
Listed on the roster of the
burgh Pirates is one Debs Gar
fielder and outfielder, and b
champion of the National Leag
And Manager Frankie Frisch
Pirates is anything but joyful
racks his brain in a vain a
to place Garms on the starting
For the Pirates have Mauric
Robays, terrific long ball hitter
ing in left field, Garms' favorit
and Lee Handley, a dependable
er at third, Garms' infield pos
Robays can hit home runs cons
ly. Garms can't. Handley can f
third, Garms catches them o
chest. So Frisch just sits and w
as to where he can place the1

ue Mermen Will Lose Three C
(Continued fro Page 9) ed to wear the khaki of Uncle Sam
~ h before the Wolverines take to the
t the greatest of them all, Adolf Kief- water.
er, will no longer fill a Wolverine John Sharemet, number two breast-
Pitts- suit. For Frannie Heydt, backstroke stroker on the Maize and Blue crew,
ni-ace who holds the Big Ten and Na- Tommy Williams, ace utility man,
m ts, in-ationalCollegeiate 150-yard back- and T-Bone Martin, flashy diver, are
atting stroke titles, will be another to re- the three who, in all probability, will
ue last ceive a diploma. be shouldering muskets instead of
As if that weren't enough havoc treading water when Mann sends
of the created in the backstroke ranks, Bill his team mo action.
as he Beebe, captain last season, will also Yet there are some bright spots in
ttempt take leave of Ann Arbor via the grad- the swimming future, for Mann has
team. uation route.two ace sophomores to form the
e Van Then there's Jack Wolin, Michi- nucleus of his aggregation.
r play- gan's dependable diver, and Blake Up from the sophomore ranks will
e spot, Thaxter, distance man who could al- be Jim Skinner, sensational breast-
field- ways be counted on for points. These stroker. National Collegiate, Na-
t. Van two form another pair of Michigan tional AAU, and Big Ten 200 yard
istent- stalwarts who will depart from the breaststroke king, Slinner is the
field at tankers in the traditional cap and greatest in the nation in his event.
ff his gown. Last-year he came within 5-10 of a
vorries But Mann has another source of second of tying the world's record,
leagueIdepletion to contend with-the Unit- and during the coming campaign he
ed States Army. Three men are slat- will probably shatter it.

The other half or last season's
great sophomore diuo is Jack Patten.
Forced to take a back seat because of
Welsh's brilliance, Patten still shone.
Now, with a year's' experience behind
him, Jack should be ready to fill
Welsh's suit.
Other Point-Getters
Although the Michigan i;eam will
be formed around these two men,
Mann 'still has some other paddlers
who will take many points for the
In the backstroke he will have Dick
Riedl, junior ace, and sophomore Ted
Horlenko. Reidl will take over Heydt's
number one spot while Horlenko will
swim in the number two slot.
And then Matt can call upon free-
stylers Bruce Allen, Claire Morse,
and Bob West. All of these men
will be juniors, and their potentiali-
ties are vast.
Capt. Dobby Burton, the smallest
man on the squad, will naturally see

duty for the Maize and Blue. Burton
isn't the best swimmer on the team,
but his fight and spirit more than
make up for it.
Last, but not least, stands the
"Great Gusto," Gus Sharemet. He
was terrific as a sophomore, a terrific
flop as a junior, and will be a ques-
tion mark as a senior. Potentially
one of the greatest swimmers of all
time, it will be up to Gus to live up
to the promise of his sophomore year.
Frosh Squad Weak
Mann can look for little aid from
this year's yearling crop. Among the
freshmen there are no red hot swim-
mers, with two freestylers, Lewis Kivi
and Dan Felski, being the best of the
The diving will be the weakest de-
partment of all. With Wolin and
Martin gone, Mann will be forced to
turn to two freshmen about whom
little is known, Lou Haughey and
Al Cania.

hampions From 1940 Team


ating king.

man on the squad, will naturally see Al Canja.



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Summing up, the team could1
better (if Harmon and Evy we
back, for instance) but, on the oth
hand, anyone who figures Michig
to be a weak sister will be making
mistake. Don't count them out
that Big Ten race for a while yet, an


freshmen numeral winners will be
fighting for starting berths on the
Varsity quintet. Oosterbaan and
Ernie McCoy, assistant coach, hope
to find the men that they need for
winning team from these players.
Standouts during frosh practice last
season were Ralph Gibert, Paul
White and Merv Pregulman.
Pregulman, winner of the Chicago
Tribune football award, has plenty of
weight and height and he turned in
some fine games while in high school
where he played for Lansing Central
of Lansing. Other freshmen that may
win a spot on the Varsity are Wally
Spreen, Bob Shemky, Morrie Bikoff,
John Allerdice and Walt Freihofer.
These newcomers might turn the
trick for Michigan next year.

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