THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Mann Satisfied With Swimmers
After Double Victory In East!
By BUD HENDEL
The, peppery little coach was in a
jubilant frame of mind as he talked
to the reporter. His swimming team
had just completed a trip of 1570
miles through the East and had start-
ed off the season with two overt-
Opening in Amherst, Mass., Friday
afternoon against the Amherst Col-
lege'aggregation, the Wolverine crew
paddled their way to an easy 55-20
triumph, breaking four pool records
and taking first place in every event.
The next night, against the Olneyvillel
All-Stars? an outfit composed of some
of the best swimmers in the East, the
natators continued their winning
ways and emerged with a 55-21 vic-
tory, losing first place in only two
So Coach Matt Mann had good rea-
son to be satisfied. "We had a great
trip, a great trip," he repeated. "Sure,
our competition wasn't too st ff, but
our boys gave a good accoudt of them-
selves.' Some of those races, especially
at Olneyville, were mighty close. But
we did all right, and we'll get better."
When/asked about the condition of
the team as a whole, Matt had this
to say, "We're in good shape, but not
near ready yet. After all, we don't
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want to hit our peak too early and
we're coming along according to
Skinner Upset Surprises
The biggest surprise of the entire
trip, and one which has zoomed its
way around the swimming world, was
the defeat of Jim Skinner, Michigan's
great breaststroke champion. Jim
was barely nosed out by Joe Jodka of
Massachusetts State College in the
200 yard breaststroke event during
the Olneyville contest for his only
loss in collegiate competition.
But according to Mann, the defeat
is understandable. "Jodka is one of
the best in the country," the dynamic
little mentor. said, "And he was really1
ready fvr Jim. Last year, you know,
he finished third to Jim in the Na-
tional Collegiates, but this time he,
had a lot of things n his favor."
Skinner Not Ready Yet
"Jodka knew the Olpeyville pool,
fir one thing,' he continued. "It's a
funny set-up that, they have there.
The pool is only two feet deep at the
shallow end, which put a terrific han-
dicap/ on our, boys who have been
used to more freedom when :making
"And Jim wasnt' ready," Matt add-
red, "I don't want him ready yet. Why,
he'll burn himself out before we even
get started if he gets in as good shape
as Jodka was this early. Just wait
until they meet again, especially after
Jim is ready like Jodka was."
The conversation swung aroundi to
Gus Sharemet, the Wolverine free-
style star. Gus was tops in the nation
as a sophomore, but last year his
performances were far below what
was expected. Btit Mann expects a"
return to form by the senior ape.
Expects Sharemet To Star
"He's really got his mnind made up
to go this year. And you can take it
from me that as Gus goes, we go,"
was Matt's comment about Sharemet.
And so the interview came to close,
with Matt Mann returning to the
Sports Building Pool to "get the boys
ready." And he's just the man to do
On Final Ballot
Blue Devils Trail Gophers
To Gain Second Place;
Irish, Texas Are Next
NEW YORK, Dec. 1-(/P)-Minne-
sota's Golden Gophers capped off a
tremendous season today by finishing!
at the top pf the list in the final
Associated Press football ranking poll
of the regular campaign.
Bernie Bierman's powerhouse, nev-
er worse than second and that only
once in the eight weeks of the poll,
drew 84/2 'first-place votes out of
a total of 96 in this tabulation.
Duke's Blue Devils gave the Goph-
ers their only serious contention in
this week's poll. With nine and a
half first-place votes, they got a
total of 725%/ points to 9451/2 for
Minnesota (out of a possible 960.)
Third place went to Notre Dame,
which finished undefeated but once-
tied in its first season under Frank
Leahy and got 675 points. The only
other undefeated team in the ballot-
ing-the all-gonquering Duquesne
eleven-slipped from fifth place a
week ago to eighth.
Texas regained considerable pres-
tige and vaulted up to fourth by
knocking Texas A.&M. out of the un-
beaten class. The Aggies, on conse-
quence, dropped from second to ninth.
The rest of the first ten consisted
of Michigan; Fordham, which with
329 2/3 points had an edge of one and
two-thirds over its Sugar Bowl op-
ponent, Missoui'i; and Navy, the
East's Ivy League champion, which
took tenth place.
1.-Minnesota, 9451/2; 2.-Duke,
725112; 3.-Notre Dame, 675; 4.-Tex-
as, 504; 5.--Michigan, 483; 6.-Ford-
ham, 329 2/3; 7.-Missouri, 328; 8.-
Duquesne, 281; 9.-Texas A.&M., 231;
10.-Navy, 173. *,
SPI'0I F0 I1o
0Gold Star Awards
0 To I-M, (rtdders
B HAL WILSON
Daily Sports Editor
I m * * * *
T HAS OFTEN been remarked with
more accuracy than originality
that credit is seldom placed where
credit is due. Thus it's a pleasure
to print the following:
"Open Letter to the Sports Editor
"Through you we wish to thank
Mr. Riskey and the Sports Build-
ing staff for their fine work and
cooperation in putting on Class
Games. Their zest and interest in
the revived project was unparalleled
and was proved by the excellent
way they handled the games last
Saturday afternoon. The expedi-
ency with which they ran off the
program and controlled the large
groups of freshmen and sophomores
is a tribute to their organization.
To the Sports Building we say-
'Thank you for making the class
games project a success.'
The Class Games Committee
The Student Affairs Committee"
TO THIS I'd like to add my person-
al congratulations, not only to
Earl Riskey and the Sports Building
staff which has been doing a crack
job all year, but also to the Class
Games and the Student Affairs Com-
mittees in general, and Bob Burstein
in particular. Also a word of praise
might be handed to our Homer Swan-
der up here at The Daily, who handled
all the publicity in fine style.
WHILE in a pat-the-back mood,
might as well bring to public
view the results of a poll of Colum-
bia University gridmen a couple days
ago. The Lion team was unanimous
in the opinion that Tom Kuzma,
Wolverine sophomore tailback, was
the best thing they've faced'i a foot-
ball uniform this year.
Right behind Kuzma was Frank
Sinkwich of Georgia, followed by
Bill Geyer of Colgate. Oddly
enough, Bob Westfall whom Lion
Coach Lou Little called "the ideal
back," placed behind Bert Stiff,
who knocked foes that way playing
fullback for Penn this season.
Little, on the other hand, picked
an all-opponent backfield which in-
cluded Westfall, Kuzma, Sinkwich
and Hank Mazur of Army, and singled
out Michigan's Bullet for highest
ATHLETES are funny people . . .
called up Dobby Burton, cap-
tain of the swimming team, last night
to get something interesting about
the natators' triumphant invasion of
the East over the weekend . . . but
all he had to offer was a torrid tale
of Species Female, New England
type . . . which ,woudn't interest
sedate readers of this family news-
Here's some other dot and dash
Trip was made by auto and sta-
tion wagon . . . team had some
unscheduled exercise when a flat
tire halted the station wagon mo-
mentarily . . . the jack wouldn't
work, so the swimmers had to .. .
they lifted it up . . . entire trip
was successful, Dobby reports, al-
though, entire team was dog-tired
after strenuous sate of exhibitions,
two meets, dance, and :all-night
AFTER the Saturday night dance
at Smith College, some of the
better-voiced tankmen formed an
impromptu glee club and serenaded
hundreds of girls and one police-
man in the center of a vast quad-
rangle .. .the Smith lassies poured
out of their windows (but not lit-
erally) and shouted vocal encourage-
ment . . . the policeman quietly
voiced vocal discouragement . . . he
Captain Burton also gave a disser-
tation upon the fine qualities and
virtues of the Smith College lassies
in a few thousand carefully chosen
words . . . John Sharemet, per-
haps more tactful than truthful, de-
clared: "Michigan girls are just as
For First Tilt
By STAN CLAMAGE
With Michigan's hockey squad
making its first appearance of the
season Saturday night against the
London A. C., this seems to be a pretty
good time to briefly look back to last
year at this time.
Michigan had already experienced
two very bad seasons on the ice, and
this one was to end it all. Although
Lowrey had a veteran outfit, coupled
with some fine sophomores, it just
wasn't in the books last year for that
game bunch of puckmen to wing' Late
in the third period of the London
battle, with the score tied at four-all
in a wild game, Captain Charley Ross,
hard-checking Wolverine defense-
man, had to be carried off the ice af-
ter sustaining a face injury. The
team's spirit didn't lag, however, and
they continued to play hard hockey.
They scored again to take a one point
lead, but the weakened defense was
hard-pressed by the strong offense
of the Canadian six. Just 27 seconds
later, London tied the score at five-all.
The game went into overtime, and the
visitors went away with a 7-5 vic-
tory. A 'prospective good season got,
off on the wrong foot.
But this was not the end. The
Wolverines were plagued with more
' tough breaks-injuries, etc. And when
the year finally drew to a close, the
record was almost all in the red.
The books will always stand for the
1940-41 season at two wins, 14 losses
and one tie.
The Wheel' Rolls On:
CageHopes Hinge On Cartmill
By BOB SHOPOFF
One night last year things were
looking pretty dark for Coach Bennie
Oosferbaan aid his basketball squad.
They were scheduled to meet North-
western that night. The, team had
rather an unimpressive record up to
this time as they had lost six out of
their first seven conference games
and had landed with a bang in the
cellar of the.Big Ten.
This same night as the dismayed
Wolverine coach handed in his lineup,
it read "Cartmill, right forward."
OosterbAan had shifted his starting
ifive again in an attempt to come up
with a winner and the shift didn't
excite anyone. However, when the
game was over, beside Cartmill's name
in the record books there was a total
of 11 points and Oosterbaan felt that
he had found his man.
Kept Starting Berth
From that night on to the end of
the season, Bill Cartmill never re-
linquished his starting berth, and he
filled the gap in the Michigan quin-
tet. After Bill took over, the squad
started winning . and finally ended
the season in sixth place in the Con-
This year Bill is captain of the
Maize and Blue squad. This honor
was, a result of the leadership that he
showed in those games at the close
of the previous season. And he is
carrying on this season right where
he left off.
Bill will have an important job on
his hands this year as captain be-
cause he will undoubtedly have some
sophomores playing with him and it
will be up to him to bring them
through if Michigan is to win.
The "Wheel," as this freckle-faced
forward is known, hails from Verona,
N. J. He came to Ann Arbor after,
winning All-State recognition while
in high school. This marks his third
year on Coach Oosterbaan's squad.
Fast, Cagey Player
When Bill stretches out l is frame,
it measures six feet, two inches. Fav-
ored by a good pair of legs, he can
really get off the ground when he's
after a ball. Getting the ball off the
backboard is one of his specialties.
He is also a fast, cagey player and
has a keen shooting eye.
During practice so far this year
he has been hitting with one-handed
hook shots consistently. Because of
his experience, Coach Oosterbaan is
banking on him as a key man in the
Wolverine basketball race this year.
All members of the 1941 football
squad are asked to meet at 3:30
p.m. Wednesday in the Union.
Bob Westfall, Captain
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