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H. G. Salsinger, the cigar-chewing sports editor of the Detroit News,
came forth wit- the story yesterday that Michigan could have played in the
Rose Bowl if the Board in Control of Physical Education had approved a
proposed Michigan-Stanford game in its meeting last Saturday.
According to Salsinger's "Umpire" column, if the Board had okayed the
plan "there was every assurance that enough members of the Western Con-
ference would have voted in favor of the game to guarantee Michigan's ap-
pearance at Pasadena on New Year's Day."
He goes on to point out that Stanford was eager to play the Wolverines
and had sent "reiterated invitations" to Ann Arbor. The first Rose Bowl game
was played 40 years ago, and Michigan and Stanford were the contenders.
That was Fielding Yost's first year. This will be his last. Tom Harmon in
the Wolverine lineup is by far the greatest box-office attraction in the
grdiron world. From all angles, a Rose Bowl game between Michigan and
Stanford would have been a "natural."
Salsinger feels that Michigan turned down the offer because it would
have "set a precedent that would be difficult to discount in the future"
and because of the "abortive campaign for a Michigan-Minnesota
Where he gets his inside information was difficult to discover yesterday.
Prof. Aigler, the mouthpiece of the Board, was in Chicago where the Confer-
ence meeting will start today. The rest of the members refused to comment.
They neither denied nor affirmed the Salsinger story.
Which all leads us to the question: What truth is there in it? Certainly,
it seems quite possible that Stanford should have desired to play the Wol-
verines. Ever since the 41-0 drubbing of California, Michigan has been the
talk of the West Coast.
The thing we can't understand is where Salsinger got the idea that,
the Conference would have granted permission for the Wolverines to
play in the Rose Bowl.
Openly during the past few weeks, five Big Ten schools had announced
,that they were definitely against any plan for a, post-season game for the
Conference. Michigan, by not taking any position on the matter Saturday,
seemed ready to cast the sixth negative ballot. Since Chicago will not meddle
in the football situation, the Double finds it hard to understand how approval
would have been given.
Perhaps Salsinger believes that if Prof. Aigler had appeared in the Con-
ference meting this weekend and pleaded for permission, the other eight
schools would have done Michigan the favor.
But certainly it would have taken considerable coaxing to make
schools change their votes after openly admitting they were against the
Frankly, we don't feel that Aigler or the Board cared to make any appeal
of this sort. If they had been assured that the Conference would have
okayed the action, it seems that the Board probably would have asked for
the permission. There is much prestige, publicity and money to be gained
by participating in a Rose Bowl classic . . . especially when you have a
team like Michigan had this year.
Well, maybe Salsinger has something that we all don't know about.
Only time and Prof. Aigler will tell.
* * * ',
Radio star Tommy Harmon paid Ann Arbor a visit yesterday on his
barn-storming tour of America. The all-American Ace revealed that he had
eceived offers from both Warner Brothers and M.G.M. for nvie contracts
H. . e is meeting representatives from each company to talk terms next
Monday . . . Margot can't understand how they'll get his nose .in the
movies . . . The raspberries, two cases of them, arrived from Minneapolis
. . but crushed . . . Harmon gave them to Hank Hatch to distribute among
the coaches.
From sources close to .Mr. Collier himself, we have been informed that
Grantland Rice will pick the following All-American team when the maga-
zine hits the news-stands tomorrow . . . Ends: Rankin, Purdue, and Good-
reault, Boston College; tackles: Reinhard, California, and Bauman, North-
western; guards: Lio, Georgetown and Suffridge, Tennessee; center: Mucha,
Washington; backs: Albert, Stanford, Harmon, Michigan, Franck, Minnesota,
and Kimbrough, Texas Aggies.
Sophomore-Senior Track Feud
eads To Inter-Class Warfare

Varsity Team
Holds Another
Long Workout
Mandler, Rookie Center,
Paces 'A' Team Attack;
Grissen In__limelight
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan refused
to slacken the torrid pace he has
set for his Varsity basketball squad
as he sent the cagers through another
hard two-and-a-half hour workout
yesterday afternoon in preparation
for the Michigan State game here
And when Oosterbaan finally de-
cided to call it quits for the day, the
Wolverine "A" team had once again
drubbed the second stringers, 39-18.
Grissen Looks Good
Big Jim Mandler, rookie center,
was the big noise in the first team
lineup as he chalked up 12 points
on four baskets and as many foul
shots. But for the second straight
day husky Jim Grissen played a lead-
ing role in the intrasquad tilt.
Dividing his time substituting at
forward and guard on the "A" team,
Grissen tossed in three baskets and
a pair of free throws, while George
Ruehle scored seven points and Cap-
tain Herb Brogan six.
Oosterbaan continued to employ a
starting lineup of Mike Sofiak and
Bob Fitzgerald at forward, Mandler
at center, and Brogan and Ruehle
at the guard positions.
"There's plenty of fight on the
squad," piped Bennie after practice,
"but they still need loads of work.
We'll have to do a lot of brushing up
before Saturday."
Spartan Coach Pessimistic
Meanwhile at the Spartan camp,
Coach Ben Van Alstine moaned loud
and long over State's hopes in Sat-
urday's clash. "Michigan'll beat us by
20 points; we're just going along for
the ride," he was reported to have
But no one is taking the Spartan
mentor seriously. Despite the loss of
Captain Chester Aubuchon, State has
a veteran team made up of eight let-
termen, three of whom were regulars
last year. Van Alstine's charges op-
ened their season with an easy 48-29
victory over Kalamazoo College last

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Max Bahrych, sophomore wing-
man of the Michigan hockey team,
suffered a broken nose last night
when he collided with Johnny Gil-
lis in the first play of the nightly
practice session. Bahrych will be
out of Saturday's game with West-
ern Ontario.
Swimmers To Appear
In Cleveland Exhibition
The queen city of the Great Lakes
is going to see the king of the swim-
ming world Friday when Michigan's
natators journey to Cleveland for anj
Matt Mann is taking 11 of his
great crew to the Cleveland Club to
meet a mixed squad of Western Re-
serve; Case and high school mermen
in what has turned out to be an an-
nual affair.
This year, however, the Wolverines
won't be after any records as they
were last year in their meet at the
Cleveland A.C. Matt's boys will be
given handicaps as has been the cus-
tom in these dual exhibition meets.
Those making the trip will include:
Gus and John Sharemet, Jim Skin-
ner, Francis Heydt, Ted Horlenko,
Strother Martin, Jack Patten, Bruce
Allen, Claire Morse, Bill Holmes and
Bob West, besides Harvey Mueller,
assistant coach, and Matt himself.

Ontario Squad'
Boasts Colorful'

Dodgers Buy Mickey Owen;
* BillyMyers Sold To Chicago

A colorful squad of Mustangs from
the University of Western Ontario
will skate out on the ice to do battle
with the Michigan hockey team Sat-I
urday night.1
Since the Canadian regulations for-t
bid colleges to engage in intercol-
legiate sports because of the war, the+
team is officially known as the Ca-
nadian Officers Training Corps Mus-
tangs but all the players are students
at the University and would comprise1
the school's hockey team if they were
allowed to have one.
Two Frosh Will StartI
Included on the eleven-man squad E
are three freshmen, two of whom will1
be in the starting lineup. Don Free-
born, husky goalie from Chapleau,
Ontario, will be in the nets for the
Canadians and Henry Baxter, vet-
eran of the Windsor City League, will
hold down the left wing position.
The Mustang captain is Dudley
Thompson who handles the regular
right wing spot. Dud got his hockey
experience playing for London Cen-
tral when they were runners-up for
the Canadian Secondary School
Championship. He is one of three
seniors in the starting lineup.
Med Student Plays
Claude Moore, starting right de-
fense man, is a medical student in
his fifth year at Western. He played
on the forward wall for the Mustangs
last season but has been moved back
to bolster a defense which was hard
hit by graduation. He is also a mem-
ber of the Western Ontario football
Murray (Fru) Frarey and Joe King,
both seniors playing their fourth year
with the Western Ontario squad,
complete the starting lineup. Frarey,
a husky six-footer, plays left defense
and can be counted upon for an oc-
casional solo dash down the ice since
he is an excellent shot and one of
the team's offensive standouts.
At the center spot, Joe King will
show Wolverine fans plenty of smart
hockey. He is an excellent play-maker
and was the 1938 winner of the Wes-
tern Ontario hockey scholarship. He
comes from Port Colborne, Ontario,
where he played in the Senior On-
tario Hockey Association.

meetings reached top speed today
with completion of two major deals
in the National League and the rum-
ored near-closing of several others.
The Brooklyn Dodgers, continuing
their fabulous spending in an effort
to build up a pennant winner, ac-
quired the coveted catcher, Mickey
Owen, from the St. Louis Cardinals
in exchange for catcher Gus Man-
cuso. rookie pitcher John Pintar
and a "large amount" of money, var-
iously estimated at $65,000 or $75,-
Before this deal was two hours old
the World Champion Cincinnati
Reds, who had come to town telling
everybody they weren't interested in
the trade mart, gave up Billy Mey-
ers, their 30-year-old shortstop, to
the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Jim
Gleeson, shortstop Bobby Mattick
and an additional player to be named
later. No cash was involved.
The net effect of these swaps was
to confuse everybody at the 39th an-

nual convention of the minor leagues
and make the National League out-
look for 1941 an uncertainty.
At the first glance it looked like
the Dodgers benefited most in their
transaction while the Reds and Cubs
broke about even.
The money paid in the Owen deal
goes on the same side of the Brook-
lyn ledger as the $150,000 they put
out to get outfielder Joe Medwick
from the Cardinals and the $100,000
they gave the impoverished Phillies
last month for pitcher Kirby Higbe,
but in spite of this tremendous out-
lay, President Larry MacPhail of the
Dodgers still was the most active bar-
gainer in Atlanta tonight.
He was hidden away with President
Bill Benswanger and Manager Frank
Fritsch of the Pittsburgh Pirates and
was known to be striving to get an
outfielder, of which the Pirates have
seven. Pittsburgh wants a pitcher
badly and may come out of the huddle
with Luke (Hot Potato) Hamlin, who
is not one of the Dodgers' chosen


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Now when there appears on the
track bulletin board down at Yost
Field House a notice which tears
down the senior members of the team
in general, and which concludes with:
"We, the undersigned, do hereby
challenge the seniors ... to a track
meet to be held Saturday, Dec. 14
ii Yost Field House . . ."
said notice being signed with bold
flourishes by eighteen sophomore
tracksters, one can appreciate the
clash of steel on steel which figura-
tively fills the air of the track locker
room these days.
The above ringing call to combat
was issued Nov. 12, and ever since
their immediate acceptance of same
the seniors have been devoting them-
selves to their training chores with
what may be termed tight-lipped
assiduity. For the challenge of the
sophs is no idle one.

That last year's frosh squad was
one of Michigan's finest in years is
attested by the fact that pre-existing
records were smashed and resmashed
with startling thoroughness through-
out the indoor season of 1940. One
lad alone, bespectacled:Bob Ufer, tied
or surpassed four standards, ranging
from the 60 yard sprint to the 880
yard jaunt. And in addition to
Breezing Bob the trackmen of '43
number among themselves Frank Mc-
Carthy, Neil MacIntyre and James
Byerly, who are even now pushing
senior Jeff Hall in the high hurdles.
Although outmanned two to one,
the seniors are confident that class
will show when comes the fateful
day, for there will be such Wolverine
stars as Captain Don Canham, War-
ren Breidenbach, Jack Leutritz and
Bob Hook, who will attempt to spank
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