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Matmen Look To Fair Season


Despite Loss Of Three Seniors
Combs, Jim Galles by Combs. aup won two and, lost
ll 'aee rappersthree at the weight before Combs
I Pace Grappi ers returned last season, and another
Big Ten Title Bid year's experience will enable him to
handle the job capably.

"It's nice to see the boys graduate,
but I'd rather see one or two of 'em
come back." Cliff Keen didn't say
this, but he'd probably agree. The
Wolverine wrestling coach brought a
top-heavy squad to within a point
of winning the Conference mat title
last spring, and this year, with three
members of that strong half of the
squad out of the picture, his job will
be no easier.
Those three men, all Conference
champions, won't be easy to forget.
Capt ain Forrest "Butch" Jordan,
heavyweight, was the best of the big
boys to grapple here since Ed "Don"
George. Don Nichols, second of the
great Nichols brothers to work under
Keen, showed his value to any squad
by adding the national 175-pound
title to his brother's 145-pound crown
the year before. Last of the trio was
the sensational Harland Danner, one
of the most colorful collegiate mat-
men in the nation. Danner spent part
of his time chasing Indians in Mex-
ico, but found time to win two Big
Ten titles, last year at 155 pounds,
and run up a three-year record
marred by only one dual meet loss.
Strong Nucleus Back
This season's squad will have a
strong nucleus around which to
build, however, with last year's head-
ache-the lower weights-still in the
way. Biggest point getters for the
matmen, unless they each lose a leg,
will be Captain Bill Combs, slated
for the spot left vacant by Danner,
and junior Jim Galles, who will move
up a weight to take over Nichols'
The speedy Combs was ineligible
during the first semester last' year,
but returned in February, worked off
enough weight to sneak under the
145-pound limit, and won four dual
meet matches with no defeats to
lead the squad. An injury cost him
the decision in the finals in the
Conference meet, but when he's right
he's the class of the Conference. }
Galles At 175

I-iAn r±aaay, a ries~erve inL ,year,
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I-M Building
Of fers Sports
For All Men
Informal AthIletics Attract
Nearly 1,000 Students
For Competition Daily
(Continued from Pag^ 1)
the new West Quadrangle dormitor-
ies, living quarters for freshment,
were opened. These men, strangers
to the campus, had to be provided
for in a hurry. The great success of
the Residence Hall leagues speaks
well for the efficiency of the de-
Team competition was provided
for the first-year dormitory students
in a variety of sports, and the new
division, separate from the frater-
nity, faculty ,and independent loops.
immediately became a major part
of the program. Leagues were con-
ducted in baseball, "A" and "B" bas-
ketball, bowling, touch football, foul
throwing, golf, handball, horseshoes,
relays, swimming, table tennis, ten-
nis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.
The season closed with a banquet
at which team and individual cham-
pions were given recognition. The
same program is being prepared for
the coming year, with two divisions,
one to include the new East Quad-
rangle dormitories,'to be sent into
action as soon as school starts.
While getting the new loop un-
derway the staff succeeded in main-
taining the smooth operation of those
activities which have been a part of
of the schedule from its beginning.
Fraternity teams fought for cham-
pionships in most of the above sports
in addition to speedball, a game in-
vented here at Michigan, ice hockey,
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(Continued from Page 1)
Everytime the Bears have been weak

(Continued from Page 1)
The biggest news in baseball this
year has been the revolt of Cleve-
land's Wailing Warriors against the
tyranny of Old Os Vitt, the luckless
mentor of the Tearful Tribe. About
he only suitauie comment on thi'
situation is that Oscar was asking
for it when he accepted the job.

children instead of grown boys.
Laugh Of The Year came when
Jeff Heath, one-time heavy hitting
outfielder of the Indians, protested
against Vitt's effrontery in sending
him up to the plate to pinch-hit.
"He's just trying to humiliate me,"
muttered Jeff, "he knows I always
strike out in the pinch," Too bad!
It isn't hard either to pick out the
current season's most noble sacrifice.
This touching scene took place in
Washington when the Indians, in
secret session resolved to forego the
pleasure of baiting Mr. Vitt and con-'

centrate all their efforts on winning
the pennant. "Of course, we won't
vote Vitt a cent of the series dough,"
one of them said.
Unfortunately for the Indians, a
Major League rule prevents them
from depriving their manager of a
full share of the swag.
Take the unexpected showing of
the Tigers' and White Sox, the In-
dians' uprising, the collapse and re-
birth of the Yankees and, all in all,
it adds up to the most excitement
that the junior loop has seen in many
a year:

Detroit Tigers Surprise In American League Race

n the past, they come bouncing back efor man
the year after with a Rose Bowl for man
machine. It's happened every timei continue
hasn't it? Well, look what they did in the e
last year." treat the
"Now just a minu.e, son," piped
in Joe, "I don't aim at looking back
at last year. That was too darn bad
to look at."
"That's exactly it," came the ans-
wer. "First a bad year, then a good
one. It happens every time. Why,
we got our seats at Pasadena al-
ready, Michigan goes down first and
the rest follow behind. Bet your
wad on the Bears, Joe."
And with that they bounced out
of the show . . . obviously bound
for more dope straight from the pool
Joe just shrugged his shoulders
and kept on cutting. It sounded log-
ical enough to him.
Yep, according to the pool room
boys out here, Michigan is not go-
ing to get the same treatment it re-
ceived on Jan. 1, 1902.
Comes Saturday and we'll find out,
how much they know about it.
ings on many other campuses.
Facilities of the building include
the largest gymnasium in the world.
with four basketball courts its chief
attraction. Indoor tennis, volleyball
and badminton also draw large num-
bers of participants. The gymna-
sium also finds use as the setting for
various special events, chief among
which is the annual J-Hop, held
each February.
In the East wing are located a
swimming pool and an auxiliary
gymnasium. All varsity swimming
meets are held in the pool, scene
of the national intercollegiate cham-
pionships two years ago, and it is
open to all students during the day.
Bleachers are set up in the auxiliary
gym to accommodate spectators at
varsity meets.

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to be as long as the men
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. . . mat leader
w1l return, and scems the logical
choice to step into Galles' old 165-
pound spot.
Two gridders will fight it out for
the heavyweight berth. Jack Butler,
reserve heavy last year, doesn't carry
as much weight as most of his oppo-
nents will have, but is a strong threat
for a regular job. His competition
will come from sophomore Rudy Sen-
gel. The big second-year man sadly
lacks' experience, but if he adds a
little training to his terrific strength,
he promises to go places.
At the lower weights, the field
widens. Letter-winner Jack Ser-
geant won three and dropped one
last year, but will meet competition
for his job from sophomores Ray



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un qa ui. inuepen enz men ana
faculty members also had a full pro-.
gram of team sports, as well as op-
portunity to compete for all-campus
titles in archery, badminton, code-
ball, fencing, rifle shooting, and
skating, among others.
Building Rates Highly
Indicating the importance attach-
ed to intramural athletics at the
University is the magnificent plant
used to house the program, a plant
ranked one-two-three among simi-
lar set-ups in the country. The build-
ing itself was the largest and most
complete of its kind when built and
still holds a high position. It has
served as a model for sports build-
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Galles swept through seven dual 'Dean and Melvin and Marvin Becker. I
meets as a yearling last year before At 128, the Wolverines have only
bowing to Indiana's Chauncey Mc- taken one match in three years.1
Daniels and was runner-up in the Dick French, reserve who failed to
Big Ten. He'll be weighing in at 175 win last year, is the leading candi-s
this year, according to present plans, date at this early date. Tommy Wei-
but the extra pounds shouldn't both- dig, a two-time letter-winner at 121,
er the Chicago boy too much. He may find a rough road to his old job
came awfully close last year, and when practice starts at the Field,
should be tough to beat when the House this fall. Freddy Klemach,
crown is on the line next spring. I who stepped into the breach when
Another letter-winner, Johnny Weidig was injured last year, and
Paup, will take Coach Keen's mind Harvey Littleton, a sophomore,
off the 145-pound division vacated promise to make it interesting.


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