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_________1____ THE MICIGAN DAILY
UEXA ehaVEMBER 2B, 1941 t ll, IngalYe
Big Ten Coaches Pick Captain Bob Westfa Ii, Ingalls On All-Conference Foot&

ill Team

CHICAGO, Nov. 24. -(A'P)- Minnesota's Golden
Gophers won the Big Ten football championship
and the largest slice off the con-
ference all-star pie as well.
Four members of the Gopher
eleven were chosen to the honor
team, announced t day, along with}
two from Michigan and another
pair from Northwestern.
The biggest vote getters on the
team, selected annually for the
Associated Press by the Big Ten
coaches, were Wisconsin's Dave, Bob Westfall
Schreiner, end, and ]Michigan's high-powered full-
back, Bob Westfall.
Schreiner was the only man to win a perfect bal-
lot-18 oints, representing a first team vote from
every coach. Westfall, accounted the greatest full-
back in a number of years in the conference, pplled
16 votes. Two points are given for the first team
selection and one for second team.
The balloting was marked by an unusually high

number of players receiving recognition and by the
closest kind of a race for backfield berths.j
Westfall Greatest Spinner Back
In Westfall, Michigan produced perhaps the
greatest spinner-play fullback in recent Big Ten his-
tory, a man whose performance for three seasons
has been consistently brilliant. He drew 16 votes
(seven for first team) to rank just behind Schreiner
as a ballot-getter.
Among the tackles the standout was Minnesota's
Dick Wildung. The Gopher forward distinguished
himself throughout the fall, his speed on covering
punts drawing comment after every game. His
teammate, Urban Odson, was handicapped by injury
and failed to regain the All-Conference rating he
was accorded in 1940.
The other tackle, Northwestern's Al Bauman,
started slowly, then played brilliantly in his final
games. He was the only holdover from the 1940 AP
first team. He will rank as one of the great tackles
in Northwestern history.

The steadiness of Minnesota's Len Levy and Pur-
due's Tom Melton drew praise and votes from many
coaches, these guards tying for top spot for those
At center, Michigan's Bob Ingalls walked away
with the race for the pivot post, seven coaches nam-
ing him to their first team.
Hillenbrand Only Sophomore
The backfield ranks with the best ever chosen and
is marked by the rare selection of a sophomore-
Indiana's all-around ace, Bill Hillenbrand. Min-
nesota's Bill Daley was oie of the great rushers of
the season and a fine defensive player. Bruce
Smith, his brilliant teammate, was handicapped by
injury suffered midway in the season, but the
coaches disregarded the handicap in the belief he
rated recognition on early-game showings.
In all, 20 backfield men drew one or more votes
in a "free for all" ballot which saw Wisconsin's bril-
liant sophomore, Pat Harder, edged out by Daley
and Hillenbrand.,


Player, School, Class Home
Bob Motl, Northwestern, Jr. Chicago
Dick Wildung, Minnesota, Jr. Luverne, Minn.
Len Levy, Minnesota, Sr. Minneapolis
Bob Ingalls, Michigan, Sr., Marblehead, Mass.
Tom Milton, Purdue, Sr. Cedar Lake, Ind.
Alf Bauman, Norhwestern, Sr. Chicago
Dave Schreiner, Wisconsin, Jr., Lancaster, Wis
Bill Hillenbrand. Ind., Soph., Evansville, Ind.
Bruce Smith, Minnesota, Sr.. Faibault, Minn.
Bill Daley, Minnesota, Jr., St. Cloud, Minn.
Bob Westfa , Michigan, 'Sr., Ann Arbor

Ends: Lyons, Wisconsin; Rush. Purdue; Milose-
vich, Illinois; linger, Minnesota: Combs, Purdue;
Fraumann, Michigan.
Tackles: Kelto, Michigan; Odson, Minnesota;
Walker, Iowa.
Guards: Pregulman, Michigan; Zorich, North-
western; Miller, Purdue; Kolesar, Michigan; How-
ard. Ohio State: Paschka, Min-
nesota; Burke. Northwestern;
Curran, Iowa; Paw lowski, Il1-
Centers: Kennedy, ichigan;
Cheeley, Illinois: Johnson, Pur-
due; Flick, Minnesota.
Backs: Ceithaml, Michigan;
De Correvont, Northwestern;
Erdlitz, Northwestern; Couppee,
:Iowa. Kuzma, Michigan; Petty,
Bob Ingalls Purdue, Farmer, Iowa; Mertes
Iowa; Chambors, Northwestern; Griffin, Illinois;
Graf, Ohio State; Green, Iowa.

Ends: Fitch, Minnesota; Shaw, Ohio State, and
Rogers, Michigan, tie.
Tackles: Wistert, Michigan, and Daniell, Ohio
Guards: Houston, Ohio State; Pukema, Minnesota
,and Steele, Ind., tie.
Center: Diehl, Iowa.
Halfbacks: Graham, Northwestern; Fisher, Ohio
State, and Garnaas, Minnesota, tie.
Fullback: Harder, Wisconsin.

Crisler Presents 25 Varsity


To Michigan Gridders

Teft Departing
Seniors Earn
Major Letters
Head Coach Fritz Crisler yester-
day awarded the Varsity block 'M' to
25 men on his 1941 football squad.
Among the letter winners were 10
seniors, five of whom were in the
starting lineup, eight juniors andl
seven sophomores. ,
The list of letter winners includes:
Ends: Joe Rogers, Plymouth; Har-
lin Fraumann, Pontiac; Jack Kar-
wales, Chicago, Ill.; Rudy Smeja,
Chicago, Ill.; and Phil Sharpe, Lake-
wood, 6.
Tackles: Reuben Kelto, Bessemer;1
Al Wistert, Chicago; Bob Flora, Mus-
kegon; Leo Cunningham, Revere,
Mass.; and John Lame, Puritan.
Guards: Bob Kolesar, Cleveland,
All football major letter winners
report to Rentschler's Studios at
4:15 p.m. today foi a team picture
and election of the 1942 captain.
0.; Merv Pregulman, Lansing; Bill'
Melzow, Flint; and Julius Franks,
Centers: iBob Ingalls, Marblehead,
Mass7 and 'red Kennedy, Saginaw.
Quarterbacks: George Ceithaml,
Chicago, and Elmer Madar, Detroit.E
Halfbacks: Tom Kuzma, Gary,
Ind.; Dave Nelson, Detroit; ;Don Rob-
inson, Detroit; Paul White, River
Rouge, and Harold Lockard, Canton,
Fullbacks: Bob Westfall, Ann Ar-

Oosterbaan Pins Cage Hopes
On Four Returning Lettermen

No sooner had the gun sounded
ending the 1941 gridiron season than
hard working Bennie Oosterbaan put
away his football togs and donned
his basketball clothes to tape charge
of fashioning' a cage team that will
become a Western Conference' titl
Bennie paid his first visit to tle
Field House courts yesterday and
wasted little time in putting his 25
candidates through their first intra-
squad games. Assistant Coach Ernie
McCoy has been holding evening
practice sessions in the Sports Build-
ing for past few weeks, but this was
the first time they had had any real
Only four lettermen-Capt. Bill
Cartmill, Mel Comin, Leo Doyle, and
Jim Mandler-were on hand to greet
their coach and it is around them
that Oosterbaan hopes to build a
team. Don Holman, -Varsity baseball
player, has seen service in Conference
tilts before and no doubt will see
muchaction this season.
Six members of the football squad
decided that they were tired playing
a "sissy's game" and reported for bas-
ketball yesterday. Paul White, Bob
Shemky, Bill MacConnachie, Jack
Petosky, Walt Freihofer-all members
of last year's freshmen squad-and
lay Sowers comprised this group,
while Merv Pregulman, a fresh num-
eral winner last year, indicated that
he may make a bid for a starting
berth on the Wolverine quintet.
Morrie Bikoff, Ralph Gibert, Jack
Flager, John O'Hara, Wally Spreen
and Bob Gilbert showed great prom-
ise on the frosh squad last year and

Kuzma Takes
Team's High,
Scoring Title
Now that Michigan's 1941 football
season is carefully tucked away in
the annals of gridiron history, a look
into the scoring records of the team
might bring out some interesting
figures for the winter "cracker bar-
rel" experts.
For one thing, individual scoring
wasn't nearly as lopsided as last year.
Thomas Nudley Harmon walked
away with high point honors when
he tallied a total of 117 points, but
in the season just completed scor-
ing laurels were fairly evenly divided
between Capt. Bob Westfall and Tom
Kuzma. The sophomore halfback
scored a total of eight touchdowns
for a total of 48 points a compared
to his teammate's 42 points.
Bill Melzow, the Wolverines' ac-'
complished place kicker, booted 12
conversions out of 15 trys to place
himself aimong the best in the Mid-
west. Harmon last year kicked 18
out of 28, for a much lower percent-
The team as a whole was not quite
the high scoring eleven as the pre-
ceding squad was. The team this
year tallied 147 points as compared
to the 1940 squad's of 190.
Those Who Hit Pay Dirt

An eager band of 13 Wolverine
swimmers will set sail for the East at
4:30 p.m. tomorrow in Coach Matt
Mann's station wagon and another
automobile for two dual meets, twoA
exhibitions, and a dance-all to take
place within the space of two days.
The highly-touted Michigan nauti-
cal crew, holders of the Big Ten and
National Collegiate swimming crowns,
will arrive in Amherst, Mass., Thurs-
day morning and spend the rest of
the day recuperating from the long
motor jaunt. Then on Friday Matt
Mann will give the East its first look
of the year at his high-powered ag-
gregation in their inaugural of the
Having been hard at work in the
Sports Building pool since a week be-
fore school began, the natators should
be well primed for their first test of
the tank campaign.
Mann's Michigan mermen will
swing into action at 3 p.m. Friday I
against the Amherst College swim-
ming team, and then they will put
on an exhibition at Deerfield Acad-
emy at 5 p.m. That same night theyl
will journey to nearby Smith College
to flex their mighty biceps before the
admiring female student body.
After they finish that task, the
Wolverines will forsake the water for
the waxed floor as they fulfill their
pleasurable duties as guests of honor
at a dance thrown by the Smith Col-
lege girls.
Then on Saturday light will come
the toughest part of the sojourn. The
swimmers will face the Olneyville
All-Stars, a speedy aggregation com-
posed of ex-college standouts, in Prov-
idence, R. I. Sunday morning, Mann
and his station wagon will lead the
way back to Ann Arbor.
The 13 men selected to make the

Swimmers Leave For Season's
Inaugural In East Tomorrow

Season's Grid
Figures Prove
The mighty men of Michigan foot-
ball have made their final stab for
glory this year. In an optimistic mood,
we are going to endeavor to find out
if there is any truth in the old state-
ment that "figures are fun," and so
we are going to play around a bit
with the statistics about them.
Apparently the call of figures is
irresistible, because here, the tricky
little "digits take the stand and point
out a series of hitherto unexploed
facts about the Vichigan football
* Man's Hidden Desire
In case there is, lurking in the
manly chest of some gentelman on
this campus, a hidden desire to be-
come one of the famous gridiron
greats of Michigan, here are some of
the qualifications for glory.
First of all, are you five feet eleven
inches tall? Do you weigh about 183
pounds and are you 19 years old? If
so, you are the same height, weight.
and age as Mr. Average Michigan
Football Player. However, if you don't
fit these specifications your chances
for fame aren't completely erased.
There are two men on the team who
weigh as little as 156 pounds and
there is one who weighs as much as

trip are Capt. Dobby Burton, Gus
Sharemet, John Sharemet, Dick
Riedl, Jim Skinner, Bob West, Tom-
my Williams, T-Bone Martin, Jack}
Patten, Lou Haugpey, Ted Horlenko,

dication that he intends to live up toI
that honor.
Oosterbaan indicated that he would
cut the squad at the end of the week.
"We don't have room for a squad of
25 men," the basketball coach ear
plained. "About 17 or 18 is the size
we want."
The Wolverines open their season
against the Michigan State Spartans
here December 13.

Player # TD
Kuzma, hb .......... 8
Westf all, fb .......... 7
Fraumann, e......... 2
Melzow, g ............ 0
Nelson, hb.. .. ....1
Rogers, e ............. 1
Boor, fb .............. 1
Lockard, hb.......... 1
Robinson, hb......... 1
Ingalls .............. 0



bor, and Don Boor ,Dearborn. I Oosterbaan expects them to make a
Reserve awards were given to five serious bid for positions on the cage
men: Ralph Amstutz, Oak Park, Ill.; team. Gibert came to Michigan from
George Hildebrandt, Hamburg, N. Y.; Flint Northern two years ago with a
Chuck Kennedy, Van Wert, O.; Bob berth on the All-State squad as his
Shemky, Crystal Falls, and Al recommendation and during yester-
Thomas, Detroit. day's practice session gave every in-
.................* .*.*. ...*:

Totals ..........22

Kee-DrillsWres tiers.. Galles Heads Veterans

Coach Cliff Keen's departure from
the football wars to devote full time
to wrestling for the coming season
means that hard work, and lots of it,
is toe order of the day, every day,
for the grapplers during practice.
Four returning lettermen head the
thirty-odd matmen who have been
working under Keen and the new as-
sistant coach, Bob Antonacci. Cap-
tain Jim Galles who wrestles in the
175 pound group heads the veterans
group, which also includes Bill Court-
right, Ray Deane and Herb Barnett.
Merv Becker, who did not succeed in
winning his letter last year but did
show much promise, is also back.
Though this group is not strong in
numters, they are strong and respec-
NEA Selects Westfall
On All-American Squad
Michigan's Captain Bob Westfall
was chosen on the NEA News Serv-
ice's All-American team. Bob Kole-
sar, Al Wistert, Tom Kuzma, Bob
Ingalls received honorable mention.
Wistert and Westfall were selected,
by the International News Service on
their Big Ten Conference team. Wis-
tert was chosert as a guard and West-
fall in his regular position as a full-
back Ingalls and Kuzma were placed
on tie second team.
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ted when one considers the records of
the letter-winners. Galles went
through last year's entire dual season
without a defeat, easily won the Big
Ten 175 pound championship, and
took a third place in the National
Intercolegiate Meet. Both Courtright
and Barnett copped third place in
this same Big Ten meet in their
weight divisions, 136 pounds and 165
pounds respectively. Ray Deane's
fine record in dual meet competition
last season assures grunt and groan
fans that he con be relied on in the
Wolverine quest for titles.
Galles Undefeated
Port Robertson, assistant to Keen,
was the first to be affected by the
national emergency, for he was called
to the colors at the close of the last
season. Lightning in the form of a
low draft number struck Tom Sparks,
an outstanding wrestler who had been
kept out of competition in his first
two years at Michigan by o1' man in-
eligibility. "Sparky" was being
counted on for a lot of points in the
big meets.
Apparently lightning has struck a

third time in the same place, for dim-
inutive, likeable Bob Antonacci, who
was selected to fill assistant coach
Robertson's shoes now appears to be
headed for Gene Tunney's naval for-
ces to escape the draft. It is things
like this that make Keen shake his
head and wonder every now and then.
Coach Keen feels that-he has fine
material in all divisions except the
lightweight and heavyweight groups.
The end of. football season should
bring more heavyweights to the
squad, but capable men in the 121
pound group seem to be scarce. All
students interested in the sport may
stll try out for the team, and those
who can meet the lightweight qualifi-
cations are especially urged to try out.
Styles for you - for that "Photo" or
Special Occasion - It's blended -
Shaped - The Natural Way.
The Dascola Barbers
/Between State and Mich. Theater

Lew Kivi, and Perry TLritto. Weigh 9,709 Pounds
If the whole team were to stretch
Lynn Bueke e Ca lain out, head of one to foot of the other,
y CI on the grass in the football field (a
COLUMBUS, 0., Nov. 24-()- highly improbable situation in these
George W. Lynn of Niles, O., junior days of strenuous practice) they
quarterback, was elected 'captain of would reach from goal post to goal
the 1942 Ohio State University foot- post.
ball team tonight by his teammates.! All of which proves what? Nothing.
Lynn alternated with John HallabrinBut as it was mentioned before-fig-
ures are fun, especially if its the
a senior, at the signal calling spot hardy gridders we're dragging up the
this season. unvital statistics about.
SOnce flgcin-
cit Stci--eb & Day's,
The store is ready to help make your Christmas shop-
ping merry. Gay, colorful trappings of this jolly, signif-
icant season enlivens the scene throughout Staeb
Day's. The very spirit of Christmas seems to have be-
come a port of this wonderful pageant of gifts. AND
Just a Few Sujgestious -


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