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DECEMBER 13, 1940

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Matmen Face First Test Today

Coach Cliff Keen leaves this morn-

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clitioned for their first tussle. and I

vVhWh Cl liff W~lYGC 1 Ira C U 1110fhi 111V111. *AtV1AA'... '1111C11 11871. + 4UJV ~a 1, 4 LS. 1
ing for Chicago with his bag of tricks this may well be the deciding fac-
composed of five representatives of tor. However, don't count these an-
this year's wrestling squad. But Cliff xious fellows out too soon. The boys
is going to show them without being i are well-coached and know how to
too sure whether or not his untried handle themselves on the mat.
proteges will come out the right way. The five men who will pull into
This season Keen has no "Butch" Chicago this afternoon with Keen
Jordan, the Nichols brothers, or any are: 175 pounder Jim Galles; 165
Harland Danner. And when his
wrestlers battle in the Mid-Western pounders Capt. Bill Combs, Emil
AAU Tournament against Indiana Lockwood and Art Paddy. Tom Wei-
and other outstanding teams today, dig will handle the little men at
and possibly tomorrow, he can only 128 pounds. They will weigh in late
dope and pray, this afternoon and will begin wrest-j
The grapplers are not too well con- ling in the preliminaries tonight.



Cold S oyiwler . are attended only by the coaches.
There are no athletic directors, facul-
THE DOUBLE spent some of its best ty representatives or the like around
hours looking through other Big to lend an ethical touch. If the
Ten school papers yesterday. coaches bear any personal grudges,
We gazed and glanced and strained it merely means that their teams will
our eyes. We read through the sports not meet.



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articles, the editorials vad the want-
ads . And after all the trouble, the
Double didn't find what it was look-
ing for.
It seems that we were eager to
kiiow how the other nine schools
felt about the swimming sched-
ule difficulties which cracked Mich-
igan across the jaw last weekend.
To us it was a serious problem. ButI
to them, evidently the matter has
little significance.
Only one paper, the DAILY ILLINI,
tarriedl any story of the Wolverine
snubbing. It was a two inch article
written by the Associated Press which
told of Matt's comparing his boys to
Chicago's gridiron squad.
the Gophers' "swell schedule." They
have six Conference meets and three
good trips. The DAILY NORTH-
WESTERN makes -only a brief men-
tion of the natatorial situation. As
is concerned, you would have never
known that the Buckeyes have a
swimming team anymore by read-
ing the last three editions.
The point is that aside from the
flimsy two-inch story in the Illi-
nois paper, none of the other
schools thought the matter import-
ant enough to mention.
O THE DOUBLE, the whole situa-
tion seems tremendously vital to
the Conference. Are we to allow this
sort of thing to continue in the fu-
ture? It's a big problem that de-
serves some attention.
Right now the coaches of the minor
Conference sports can evade or avoid
their powerful Big Ten rivals at their
own will. The schedule meetings
Cleveland Gets
Gerald Walker
In Triple Deal
CLEVELAND, Dec. 12-(P)-The
Cleveland Indians tonight announced
a three-cornered deal intended to
bolster their outfield and pitching
The tribe obtained outfielder Ger-
ald Walker, pitcher Jim Bagby, Jr.,
and catcher Gene Desautels from the
Boston Red Sox in exchange for
catcher Frankie Pytlak, infielder
Odell Hale and pitcher Joe Dobson.
The Red Sox traded outfielder
Roger Cramer to the Washington
Senators for Walker before the deal
could be completed, the Indians of-
ficials said.
With the acquisition of Walker, the
Indians hope to give the outfield the
batting punch it lacked in Cleve-
land's World Series pennant drive
last season.
"I'm delighted with the deal," said
Roger Peckinpaugh, recently ap-
pointed manager of the Tribe. "As I
see it, we got exactly what we went
after without giving up anything but
Dobson's prospects. And don't forget
that Bagby has some prospects, too."
The 31-year-old Walker, a native
of Gulfport, Miss., averaged 100 runs
batted in per season for the past
five years, accounting for 96 with
the Senators last summer. He pre-
viously played with Detroit's Tigers
and the Chicago White Sox.

This isn't the first time that this
sort of snubbing has taken place.
Three years ago when Ohio State
was riding high on the water ways,
most of the other Conference
schools found their schedules all
filled up when the Buckeyes came
around. Michigan met the Peppe
charges twice that year, and was
dumped on both occasions.
It doesn't occur only in swimming.
Wrestling and track teams through-
out the Conference have felt the
same tendencies when they grew too
As far as we're concerned, Michi-
gan can do without the Conference
in swimming this year. It makes
little difference to the Double that
our Wolverines will be deprived of a

Quaker Swimmers Face Defeat
At Hands Of Mighty Wolverines

Always A Fine
Christmas Gift

Big Ten dual meet title which they
clearly deserve. They will easily carry
off top honors in the annual Confer-
ence meet at the end of the season.
That's the one that counts.
WE ARE LOOKING farther into the
future. This occi,,riee is apt
to have its results. A ea precedent
has been set. The only reason that
Michigan did get its two meets is an
old contract and the fact that a for-
mer Wolverine swimmer now coaches
one of the schools. Otherwise we
would have been left completely out
in the cold.
From now on anything can hap-I
pen. There will be no scruples in
any of these schedule meetings.
The better teams will always have
the schedule troubles to fear. There
will be a definite discouragement
to efficiency, until Major Grif-
fith's office takes over the arrang-
ing of meets..
It seems funny that the other nine1
schools can't see this.

Coach Bill Merriam and his Penn-
sylvania swimming team are in for7
a real old-fashioned scalping when
the Wolverines of Michigan meet#
the Quakers of Penn at the Buffa-
lo A. C. tomorrow night.
Not since the Redskins rode ram-
pant over the Pilgrims. back in the
good old days has such a powerful
foe met the peace-loving Quakers in
mortal combat.
But there'll be no peace for the
Men of Penn when Matt Mann re-
leases his powerful tank squad be-
fore a neutral Buffalo audience.
There's dynamite in every one of the
ten Wolverines that will leave Ann
Arbor this afternoon for the firstj
meet of the year.
Here's what Merriam's brave crew1
will be face to face with when the
starting gun sends both teams in-7
to action:
1. In the breast stroke event, Jim
Skinner, Mann's sensational sopho-
more, National outdoor AAU champ,
probably the top man in the na-
tion at the 200 yard distance.
2. Charley Barker, former Nation-
Pitt, Columbia Appear
On 1941 Grid Card
Michigan will have one of the most
attractive football schedules in the
country in 1941 with two new inter-
sectional games listed.
Pittsburgh and Columbia replace
California and Harvard next season
on the Wolverine card and these two
Eastern aggregations should provide
plenty of color.
Fritz Crisler opens with Michigan
State, followed by Iowa and Pitt here,
Northwestern away, Minnesota here,
Illinois and Columbia away and Ohio
State here to end the season.
Be A Goodfellow
Overlin To Risk Crown
Against Belloise Tonight
NEW YORK, Dec. 12--WP)-Ken
Overlin and Steve Belloise are going
to put on a re-take of the year's
hottest punch party in Madison
Square Garden tomorrow night, with
Ken's middleweight championship
on the block.
In their previous get-together, Ov-
erlin came off the floor to win. Bel-
loise, however, slowed Overlin down
considerably in the late going with
a body attack.

al Collegiate 50 yard free style title-
holder, present Big Ten champ at
that distance and third in the Na-
tional Collegiates last year. He pos-
sesses one of the greatest 'kicks' in
3. John Sharemet, number two
man in the Big Ten in his favorite
race, the 200 yard breast stroke,
fifth in the National Collegiates in
the same event.
4. Francis Heydt, Conference
champ in the 150 yard back stroke
and second in the National Col-
That doesn't complete the list by
any means. Matt is also taking the
fastest gang of sophomores Penn will
ever see. There's Ted Horlenko, a
blond, speedy backstroker, Bruce Al-
len and Jack Patten, both distance
Will Garvey and Bob West will
both see action with the relay teams
and Strother T-Bone Martin, num-
ber three man in the nation on the
three-meter board, will handle the
diving chores.
Mann has been asked to put on
a Swimming Clinic Saturday morn-
ing before the combined audience of
Buffalo high schools with his na-
tional champions. It is the first time
any such program has ever been put
on for the Great Lakes city.

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OwenCops Volleyball Crown
Robert Owen stepped into the fav- runners-up, took the second place
orite's spot to take its second consecu- championship over Hillel, 2-1. Hillel
tive All Year Independent Intramur- had won their place i la finals by
al Championship Wednesday night as virtue of a forfeit decision over the
it copped the volleyball title. The; Wolverines. Brandeis House took the
champions retained the crown they third-place title and Congress sur-
took last year by defeating the Rams vived the fourth place playoffs.
and the Forestry Club in the final
playoffs, both by 2-0 scores.
The victory, adder to the first-
place tie with the Hillbillys for the 0 F A ER iTY
football championship,. a tie that may;* FRA ERN TY 0
never be played off, put Owen far
ahead of the field in total points. JEWELRY
The clean sweep in the finals gave
the strong Owen squad a perfect sea-
son. They came into the finals after
walking through the regular A League0 Perfect Gift
schedule without dropping a game, *
and met their toughest opposition in
the Forestry Club, which pushed them * -)
to two 15-13 games before bowing. *
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