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Giant Manager
Terry Promoted To Front
Office InSurprise Move
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 2-'(P)
-The New York Giants unexpectedly
moved Bill Terry into the front office
today and named Mel Ott playing
manager in a surprise shift calculated
to restore the decrepit Giants to a,
dominant position in the National
Terry was' made general manager
of the farm system and scouting staff
and given general advisory powers inE
the direction of the club while Ott,
32-year-old rightfielder, was reward-
ed for 16 years of faithful playing
service by giving him charge of the
team on the field.
President Horace Stoneham said
Terry would be available to help Ott
if the quiet little veteran wanted any,
but declared direction of the ball
club now was up to Ott.
Both Terry and Ott were given two-
year contracts. Terry, who had man-
aged the Giants since succeeding John
McGraw in the middle of the 1932
season, was believed to have taken a
cut in salary from $42,500 to about
$30,00 in order to persuade Stoneham
to create the job which Terry long had
coveted. Terry's former contract,1
which had another year to run, was!
canceled. Ott was believed to have
been given a salary of about $25,000.
Dempsey Prefers.
Frankln To Conn
ST, LOUIS, Dec. 2- (;P)- Jack
Dempsey said today he would "jump
right over Billy Conn" and pick Lem
Franklin, Negro heavyweight, as the
best man in the fight field to meet
Joe Louis.
"'We all know what Conn can do,"
said the former champion, here to ref-
eree a wrestling bout. "We know he's
a nice boxer and a fine fellow per-,
sonally, but we know he can't punch
with heavyweights. Judging from
what all the good judges of fighters
tell me, Franklin has what it takes."
Dempsey urged Franklin to camp
on Louis' doorstep until he gets a
crack at the championship.
Pleasant Dining Rooms
Open Sundays 615 E. William


Is Life A 'Voodoo'? .. .
FRIEND OF OURS (chap in the en-
gieering school) strolled into his
class in applied theory of steam heat-
ing materials or some such rot a few
weeks back, slid quietly into his seat
and leaned back to catch up on a little
much needed rest.,
mHenwasroused from his reverie,
however, by the first words of his
professor. Well, not exactly the first
words because the old boy opened
the fesitvities by saying, "Good
morning." But, after pausing while
the would-be world builders put
this down in their notebooks, he
launch& into something truly sig-
i "On the cover of the current issue
of Life magazine," he said, "there is
a picture of a West Point cadet. He
is doing a problem in calculus. This
same problem will play a leading role
in a bluebook We are going to divert
ourselves with in this class one week
from today."
,Our' protagonist made a mental
note of this (easy to see he's not
a typical en'gineer) and drifted back
into that better world which con-
tains no cosines, tangents or metal
founding labs.
It wasn't until he had made his
weary way home after the class was
over that the full significance of the
prof's pronouncement struck him.
He made his way to his third floor
room and dug a copy of Life from
among the musty issues of Sleazy
Adventure Stories in his magazine
rack. There was the problem. What
to do about it?
figure out the answer. One hourl
later, he could have been found step-
ping gaily away from a State Street
mail-box.j A special delivery,tair mail
letter was on its way to Cadet J. H.
Watkins, USMA, the man on the
He g6t his answer by return mail-
and also a letter from Cadet Wat-
kins who'was a reserve fullback on.
the Army football team. . H. men-
tioned in ppssing that he, had rid-.
den the bench during the entire
course of the Army-Notre Dame
game in which the Cadets held the
heavily favored Irish to a 0-0 tie.
The second chapter of the story
happened last, Saturday when Army
and Navy met in' the traditional ser-
vice grid contest before 98,000 fans:
Our friend was listening to the game
and, right after a 57-yard puhit re-'
turn had put the Black and Gray and
,Gold in scoring position on the Navy

20-yard stripe, Ted Husing could be
heard to say, "There's a substitution
in the Army backfield. t's Jim Wat-
kins going in at fullback."
Well, you probably know the rest.
Watkins carried the ball once and4
moved it to the 14, then, blocking{
beautifully, he helped Hank Mazur
carry it to the one-yard marker. From
that point it took Jim Watkins two
tries to get it o4er but he did it and I
Army led, 6-0.1
It probably won't be necessary to
add that our hero put another com-
munication in the mails that night,
a note of congratulation to J. H.
Watkins, the man on the cover of
And ,incidentally, it might be well
to mention that all this is in direct
refutation of the old theory that aj
picture on Life's front page is tanta-
mount to a kiss of death for any
athlete. Army didn't beau Navy but
that portrait didn't stop J. H. Wat-
kins from scoring a six-pointer
against the Middies, something dear-1
er to the heart of a West Point cadet
than anything except a win over the
lads from Annapolis.
* * *
DO THE NAMES John Rokisky and
Al Demao mean anything to'you?
They ought to because they're both
All-American football players who
wear the colors of dear old Duquesne
University. The little Pittsburgh i
school has several other outstanding
gridders, too. The Dukes are unde-
feated, untied . . . and uninvited.
If we have ever known a team
that was a natural for a bowl game,:
it is the 1941 Duquesne eleven. It
boasts a victory over powerful Miss-
issippi State. Its coach, Buff Don-
elli, has been in the news all fall
because he left the team in mid-
season to take over the coaching
duties.with the Pittsburgh Steelers,
then came back to his first lofe,
But while the Iron Dukes cool their
heels in the smoky city, utter clowns
like the, twice-beaten, once-tied
Horned Frogs of Texas Christian
get invited to bowl games. Just what
the Orange Bowl committee was
thinking about when they picked
Dutch Meyer's club escapes us.

Records Show
Cagers Strong
Against State
Bennie Oosterbaan's basketball teaml
will be seeking their sixth win in sev-
en starts over the Michigan Statel
quintet when the Spartans help the
Wolverines open the 1941-42 season
on Dec. 13 here in Yost Field House1
. .. Last year Michigan trounced the
East Lansing aggregation in the open-
er, 42-14, but were upset, 35-32, in
the return battle, this being the only
defeat the Maize and Blue have suf-
fered at the hands of the Spartans
since Oosterbaan became head bas-k
ketball coach in 1938.
Over the three year period that
Oosterbaan has been handling the
cagers, they have won 33 engagements
and lost 26 for a .559 average . . . the
quintet has scored 2178 points and
their opponents have mustered 2085.
On New Year's Eve, the Wolverines
battle Marquette at Milwaukee for the
first time in the history of the two
schools ... it will be half of a double-
header program, the other game to
feature a clash between Wisconsin
and Dartmouth .. . this will give the
Michigan squad a chance to look over
the Badger team, last year's National
Collegiate champions, who have 11
lettermen returning.
A quick glance at the Northwestern
and Indiana squads reveals that the
Hoosiers, runner-up to Wisconsin in
the Western Conference last year,
seems to be the Big Ten team hardest
hit by graduation . . . heading the list
is Bob Dro, all Big Ten guard last
season, and he is closely followed by
Paul Armstrong who was ineligible
the second semester last season but
who was good enough to win a berth
at forwaid on the All-Western Con-
ference team in 1940 . .. the two other
Hoosier mainstays who gained prom-
inence for their ability are Bill Menke
and Jay McCreary.
All members of the 1941 football
squad are asked to meet at 3:30
p.m. today in the Union.
Bob Westfall, Captain

Intramural Sport Shots
It looks as though the Phi Delta this week and since there are no tie
Thetas have come up wtih a real in volleyball, the perfect record o
powerhouse in the fraternity swim- one of these teams is not going to las
ming league this year. In two meets much longer. Prescott -looks like th2
Phi Delts have piled up 871, points, East Quad champion, having success
including a very unfraternal 48-13 fully disposed of Fletcher, its neares
victory over Sigma Phi Epsilon, when rival.
the boys made the highest score of In bowling. Michigan House, de-
the. year. fying the spell ofT Williams and Win-
chell, is well out in front of the resi
Some pretty good times have been of the Residence Halls, with a ree-
chalked up in the pool, and as the ord of 14 victories and a. single loss
season advances, some records are Williams and Fletcher are not very
likely to be cracked. Already Harold close behind each having won ten
McPike of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, matches and lost two. Chuck Pecl
with a mark of 14.7 seconds in the of Williams has rolled the higi
k 25-yard breast stroke, and Dale game so far, a 218 effort.
Chamberlain of Phi Gamma Delta,
who swam 50 yards free style in A number of tournaments will bi
25.5 seconds, are only three tenths gin in the near future. All-Campo
of one second over the I-M records handball play starts today, and a
in thoseeventsr first round matches are expected
be completed by this Saturday, De
Williams and Winchell, continu- 6. A table tennis tournament for thre
ing to dominate West Quadrangle fraternity teams will be held soon als
athletics, have both completed the This Sunday, Dec. 7, will see the er
first part of their volleyball schedules of the All-Campus tennis tournamer
undefeated. However, the teanis heet when Ray Schneider and George Ma

Students Interested
In Gymnastic Stunts
Report To Townsley
Regular practice sessions for the
University of Michigan exhibition
gymnastic team are now being held
every Wednesday between 4 and 6
p.m. at Waterman Gymnasium, Dr.
Elmer Townsley announced yester-
day. Dr. Townsley is assistant direc-
tor of Physical Education at Water
man and coach of the gym squad.
The team will put in two exhibi-
tions before Christmas vacation, one
in Owosso and the other at the In-
terfraternity Council Christmas Par-
ty to be held here Dec. 15.
All those who intend to compete
next semester in the all-campus
gymnastic meet are advised to trot
down to the regular practice sessions
and start rounding into form. Ask
for Dr. Townsley, who will acquaint
newcomers with the facilities of the

Wolvetines Place Seven Swimmers,
'Two Relay Teams On AllAeia

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Seven Wolverine swimmer's and two
relay teams were placed on the
mythical 1941 All-American swim-
ming team. The selections were an-
nounced recently in the annual pub-.
lication of the National Collegiate
Athletic Association. Yale Univer-
sity proved to be the only competitor
to the natators because they finished
behind the Maize and Blue with three
Charley Barker, free styler on the
'41 Michigan aggregation, was unan-
imously selected as the "outstanding
swimmer of the year" by the Ameri-
can Swimming Coaches Association.
Howard Stepp, of Princeton Univer-
sity, said of Barker, "The slight,
speedy sprinter is in a class by him-
self at 50 yards and has been indis-
pensable to the Michigan team in the
100 and 400 yard relay during the
last three years." Charley won the
50 yard free style and placed third
in the century on the All-America.
Not to be -outdone by Barker in
the individual selections of outstand-
ing swimmers in college meets, two
other Varsity tanksters won acclaim
in their events. First of 'all there
is James Welsh who won the "440"
and tied for the best time in the 1500
meter race. Finally, Jim swam a dead
heat with Rene Chouteau of Yale.
James Skinner, junior swimmer, who

was seeded first, was the last Michi-
gan man to receive recognition.
Francis Heydt swam the back stroke
leg, while John Sharemet climaxed
the winning medley relay with the
free style sprint.
In "100," Gus Sharemet was
placed fourth just behind Barker.
The other free style events showed
Welsh in second place of the 220
free style, just behind Johnson of
Yale. Again the Eli steppedo into
the picture in the 400 yard relay.
They won the title with the Wolver-
ines a close second. Jack Patten,
Dobby Burton, Gus Sharemet and
Barker swam on' the Varsity relay.
Patten also placed fourth in the
Undoubtedly the outstanding col-
lege backstroker was Michigan's
Francis Heydt who takes the number
one slot in the 150 yard backstroke.
His best time in the Nationals was
1:37.7, but he had been down to
1:36.3. Capt. Bill Beebe was placed
in the third place.
As Yale was in second place by a
mere three points in the National
Collegiates, it was not surprising to
see that the remaining "outstanding
swimmers" represented the Eli. Rene
Chouteau, winner in the 1500 meter
event, and Howard 'Johnson, "220"
title holder, share the spotlight with
the Wolverine tanksters.

last year,.won the 220 yard breast-
stroke title and swam the second
leg of the medley relay team that

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