____________THE MICHIMAN DAILY
Puckmen Are Outskated
By Yearlings; Season
Opens Here Saturday
By STAN CLAMAGE
On almost every night of the week
there's a private hockey game going
on down at the Michigan Coliseum.
There are seldom any spectators, ex-
cept for a newspaper man, a trainer,°
or some skaters Who are waiting for1
the ice to clear so that they might'
get their money's worth.
Wolverine puck en work while
their followers are filling their stom-
achs or resting after the ordeal of,
eating. And this work is not just an
ordinary practice where the varsity i
mien don their aged uniforms and
promptly romp over an untried, in-
experienced yearling squad. This year
it's a different story.
. With less than a bare minimim of
ten hockey players that comprise a
puck team which meets some of the
best college and athletic club compe-
tition in the country, Coach Eddie
Lowrey can really keep his boys on
the go. He has a freshman bunch
that likes to play the game. And theyj
really can play. An unfamiliar spec-
tator watching a practice, being un-
able to distinguish between the uni-
forms, might easily become confused
while trying to tell which team is
These first-year men play like vet-
erans. They can skate, handle the
puck and, in general, are tough.
There is one real distinction be-
tween the two squads. The frosh are
always mbfing. They follow the puck
like a hawk with its prey. On the
other hand, the varsity plays a wait-
ing game. Their whole offense seems
to be based on a possible break. And
don't think that Lowrey' isn't trying
to do something about this peculiar-
Whether the Michigan coach suc-
ceeds in instilling more action into
his varsity will be evident Saturday
night when the Wolverines meet the
London A. C. in their first engage-
ment of the current season. The
Michigan sextet will face a good
Canadian outfit, and their skeleton
crew will have a real battle on its
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? By HAL WILSON
Daily Sports Editor
IT-Bone Martin, In Top Form, Strives
For Nat ionalDiving Crown This Year
SEATTLE, Dec. 3-A-P)-Bowl choi-
ces and undefeated teams generally
did all right in this year's statistical
chase over the gridiron yardage lines.
The Duke Devils, who play Oregon
State in the Rose Bowl, concluded
their season with the highest total
offensive average since Whizzer White
led the 1937 Colorado team to a 375.2
yard per game average. Duke finished
Duke was second in rushing offen-
sive, behind Misouri, which plays
Fordham in the Sugar Bowl. The
Missourians averaged 307.7 yards per
game on the ground, the American
Football Statistical Bureau reported.
Georgia Fourth In Offensive
Georgia, which will play Texas
Christian in the Orange Bowl, fin-
ished fourth in total offense with a
351.8 yard average, with its final
game against Georgia Tech still un-
reported. Fordham, the other Sugar
Bowler, finished eighth in total of-
fense with a 327-yard average.
quesne was the total defensive leader.
holding enemy ground and air efforts
to 110.6 yards per game. The Iron
Dukes also led in rushing defense, al-
lowing but 56 ground yards per game.
There's a queer coincidence in the
passing figures of Texas A.&M., Cot-
ton Bowl team, and Texas Mines,
Both have played nine games, at-
tempted 261 passes, completing 112,
and had 27 intercepted. The Aggies
rank second, however, gaining 1,489
pards for a 165.4 yard average, while
the Miners gained 1,219 yards for a
135.4 yard average.
West fall Named On UP
All-A merican Eleven
Bobby Westfall, Michigan's foot-
ball captain who has been acclaimed
as the best fullback in the nation, re-
ceived another honor yesterday when
he was named on the first team of
the United Press All-American eleven.
Al Wistert, Wolverine tackle, was
named on the second team and Bob
Ingalls was selected as third team
center. Guard Merv Pregulman and
halfback Tom Kuzma received hon-
T HE DAILY is probably the only paper in thecountry that hasn't selected
an All-America football team. Most people consider this a good thing.
It is a distinction.
Now, however, a few hundred words and several column inches of type
are going to kill this self-restraint. The press of public opinion (three
letters) demands an honor squad. First, though, here are the opinions of
a trio of "ardent fans" who wrote:
"In viewof the fact that the football experts can't seem to get to-
gether on their choices for an All-America team, we thought that you
might want to know what three ardent fans consider to be a team you
Joe Blalock, Clemson
Dick Wildung, Minnesota
Ray Frankowski, Washington
BOB INGALLS, Michigan-
Endicott Peabody, Harvard
Bob Reinhard, California
Holt Rast, Alabama
Frankie Albert, Stanford
Frank Sinkwich, Georgia
BOB WESTFALL, iMichigan
Bruce Smith, Minnesota
Mal Kutner, Texas
Jim Daniell, Ohio State
Chal Daniels, Texas
Al Demao, Duquesne
Tom. Melton, Purdue
Alf Bauman, Northwestern
Bill Henderson, Tex. A.&M.
Jack Crain, Texas
Billy Hillenbrand, Indiana
Bill Dudley, Virginia
Hank Mazur, Army
T. Beeson, J. Brown."
IN FIRST TEAM selections I differ in three positions from the above named
gridmen. My first string honor 'eleven would line up with:
Bill Henderson, Texas A.&M. and Holt Rast of Alabama at the flanks.
Both are marvelous pass catchers. Henderson has sparked the Aggies' aerial
circus which has carried them to a successful season far bove expectations.
Rast, a fine defensive end, calls signals from his post as well.
Dick Wildung, Minnesota, and Ernie Blandin, Tulane, at the tackle
berths. Blandin, a 250 pound giant, was a consistent standout on an incon-
sistent Green Wave outfit, while Wildung was the greatest lineman on
what experts are tabbing as the greatest of all Minnesota forward walls.
Ray Frankowski, Washington, and Chub Peabody, Harvard, at the
guards. The finest lineman on the Pacific Coast, Frankowski has played
All-America ball for two years in succession, and according to Bernie Bier-
man is one of the finest guards he's ever seen in action. Peabody has re-
ceived everyone's unstinted praise, so must be good, but I'd still, like to see
him on Michigan's squad fighting it out with Merv Pregulman, Bob Kole-
sar and.Julie Franks for a guard berth.
Bob Ingalls, Michigan, at center. This is a tough one. After helping
to coach the College All-Stars last fall, Fritz Crisler made the statement
that he'd rather have Ingalls on his team than any of the All-Star squad
pivot men, and that group included the famed Rudy Mucha. Close behind
the big-Wolverine are Darold Jenkins, of Missouri, Vince BanoAis, of De-
troit, and Demao, Duquesne star.
Quarterback for the second consecutive' year should go to Albert of
Stanford, left-handed triple-threat ace, who never disappointed during the
Indians' thrice-disappointing season.
Halbacks will be Bruce Smith, Minnesota, and Bill Dudley, Virginia.
Often overlooked in nation-wide publicity, Dudley never let down through-
out a tough season with a smaller school. Similar iubackground to Whizzer
White, this 19-year old sensation was never stalled, and scored two more
points personally against North Carolina than the entire Duke team could
push across. Smith was invaluable to the national championship Gopher
eleven. Although injured for part of the campaign he averaged 105.2 yards
per game and was a true All-Ahmerica performer.
'Bob Westfall, of Michigan, climaxed a brilliant three year career with
a fine display of offensive talent throughout the eight game campaign. In
a rather lean year for fullback miaterial Pat Harder of Wisconsin is the
Bullet's closest 'competition for the honor. But Westfall wins it in clear-
That's my team. And let the arguments fall where they may.
Oosterbaan Seeks Starting Five
For Opening Tilt With Spartans
By DICK SIMON
With the season's opener less than
ten days away, Coach Bennie Ooster-
baan has already begun casting an
eagle eye on his 18-man basketball
squad in hopes of finding the best
five men to start against the Michi-
gan State Spartans Dec. 13.
Yesterday's practice found the Wol-
verine cage mentor trying to find
which combination worked best as a
group on the rotating offense. This
type of play gradually works the ball
closer and closer to the basket, until
one of the men is clear 'to take a shot.
Sophs Get Trial
The first unit he tested was com-
posed of Capt. Bill Cartmill, Mel
Comin, Jim Mandler, Leo Doyle and
Bill MacConnachie-every one over
six foot, one inch in height. Mac-
Connachie was. the only sophomore
in this group, but the next aggrega-
tion found two more recruits. from
last year's freshman ranks, Morrie
Bikoff and Ralph Gibert, replacing
Comin and Doyle. Cartmill and Mac-
Connachie then took a rest while
Comin and Doyle worked with the
Next on the afternodn's workout
. schedule was a scrimmage between
the "red shirts" and the "white
shirts." Oosterbaan divided the squad
into two teams and let them go to it
tooth And nail. When he finally
called it a day, the two teams were
on even terms, each having scored 18
Doyle, Bikoff Look Good
Bdt the score doesn't tell the real
details of, the battle. The "reds,"
composed of Comin, Wally Spreen,
Bob Antle, Bikoff and Don Holman,
got the best of the bargain all the
way around. Gibert, Cartmill, Mand-
ler, Doyle and MacConnachie, who
formed the "whites," had trouble
getting the shots to fall, but finally
got going near the end of the session.
It took less time than it takes to
tell for the "reds" to run up a six
point lead on two buckets by Holmanl
and one by Bikoff. And from then
on in, it was a see-saw battle with
the excellent ball-handling of Doyle
and the uncanny accuracy of Bikoff
featuririg the game.
The squad is gradually rounding
into good physical condition. Big Jim
Mandler is still suffering from a head
cold which has slowed him up con-
siderably. The only real injury on
the team is Bob Shemky who sprained
his ankle during Tuesday's practice.
Oostelbaan, however, expects the big
sophomore back in harness by the end
of the week.
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