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December 10, 1941 - Image 3

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Oosterbaan Approves Change
hi Previous Three Second Rule

Bennie Oosterbaan, Wolverine bas-
ketball coach and one of the best
pivot shot artists Michigan ever pro-
duced, enthusiastically approves the
change made in the three serond rule
made by the National Basketball
The three-second rule which ap-
plies to any part of the foul circle,
and causes the loss of the pall by any
player holding it longer tlhan that
tim in the circle, has been changed
to permit the men in the pivot to
hold the ball any length of time pro-
vided he does not step on or pass
the free throw lime.
Pivot Play Difficult
TIhek old rule still applies if ' the!
player advances beyond the free
throw line. However, not all teams
used the pivot in so close to the bas-
ket, with the result that the change
in the rule amounts to almost a com-
plete reversal from the old practice.
"A pivot play is very difficult, re-I
quiringa perfect sense of timing, andi
demanding excellent judgment from
the executer," Oosterbaan said. "I
haven't quite decided to what extent
I will. employ this play but I will prob-
ably wait until later on in the season
before using it at all."
"The old rule put too much re-
sponsibility, on the officials to decide
when the three seconds were up, with
the result that there is much ob-
jection rising from the stands and
players," Oosterbaan went on to point
out. Basketball at best is a very dif-
ficult game to officiate,"
Referees, Fans Disagree
"In the past a lot of the fans have
objected to the referee's calling of the
plays, but they should 'realize that a
lot depends on the angle that the
play is witnessed, from."
"We have arranged to l1Ve the
most competent cifficials I know of, so
I 'hope the fans will respect their
judgment in all the home games this
Oosterbaan commented briefly on
made easy.
0 0
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* a!
* Burr Patterson & Auld *
1209 South University *
Fraternity Jewelers 0
* Ruth Ann Oakes, Mgr.
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Sport Shots
With Christmas vacation rapidly
approaching, the I-M Department is
busy trying to finish several tourna-
ments 'and to get several others

Varsity, Coeds
To NPgaicipate
I-11Swim 11Galat
Malt Mann's Men To Try
To Crack P'''ool Marks;
Girls 'Will Hold Relays


The japs And Us . . . how, there's a lot tg this situatio


i i
one other rule change when he, said,
"Allowing a player to be substituted
whenever the ball is dead,. will in some
cases slow down the teams that em-
ploy a fast break."
Jim Mandler Stars
Veteran Jim Mandler gave evidence
of his return to formn during fester-
day's practice at Yost Field House as
he scored 19 points to lead the
"whites" to a last minute victory over,
the "reds," 35-32.{
Big Jim was popping them in from
all corners of the court andrkept his
team in the tunning as the "reds" had
been leading until one minute before
Oosterbaan called it a day. It was the
big center who tossed in the winning!
Mel Comin, junior letterman from
Chicago, was the star for the "red
shirts." The husky forward scored 11
points, most of them on rebound shots
off the backboard.
Oosterbaan still is undecided who
will get the two vacant positions at
guard and forward to work alongside
Capt. Bill Cartmill, Leo Doyle and
Mandler. Yesterday the Wolverine,
cage /coach had Bob Shemky and
Ralpi Gibert at forward and Bill
' acConnachie at guard. Wally Spreen
teamed with Comin at forward for
the "reds" while Don Holman and!
Mbrrie BikQff played at guard."


Last Sunday, George Madiel won something new and different lies Yes, it's true. Ridiculous as it
the All-Campus tennis champion- in wait for swimming fans this Friday may sound when we write this to-
ship by defeating Ray Schneider, night when they attend the seventh day, three years ago, or even three
6-1, and 6-4. After taking the annual Swim Gala at the Sports days ago, we might have sat down
first four games Madiel was never Building Pool. It's a brand new at- to write a column about Japanese
in trouble. Capitalizing on his op- traction cooked up by Coach Matt love of American institutions and
ponent's weak backhand he forced Mann to help make this year's Gala it would have been quite proper.
him into making numerous errors. bigger and better than any ever Let us explain a little further, lest
These proved the margin of vie- staged. you grow incredulous and read no
tory. For the big show won't be confined further. The Japanese love horn-
In the fraternity volley-ball merely to exhibitions and races by rimmed glasses, funny papers, vacu-
tourney, four teams are still left the Wolverine varsity tankers, dis- um-cleaners and, most of all, Ameri-
in first place playoffs. Phi Kappa plays by seasoned aquatic troupers can athletes.
Tau has gained one final berth imported from Chicago, and merry- There was a time, a few years
while Sigma Phi Epsilon will meet, making antics by the natatorial back, when the one hero whom al-
the winner of the Sigma Alpha clowns. No indeed, there's another most the entire Japanese populace
Mu-Sigma Nu game to decide who attraction for the cash-paying cus- revered was not Hirohito but one
will be the other finalist. i tomers. The Michigan coeds. George Herman Ruth. The im-
Meanwhile, over in the profession- Proceeds For Pool mortal Babe was, if anything, even
al-fraternity volley-ball competition, Everybody knows that the Women's more immortal in the Land of the
finalists in all playoff brackets will Athletic Association has been grad- Rising Sun.
meet tomorrow night. Fighting it ually accumulating a fund for a And there was good reason for it,
out for the league championship will swimming pool of its own. And Fri- too. The Japs, you see, have always
be Alpha Omega and Nu Sigma Nu day night the gals will be all decked loved baseball and a Lurnout of 100,-
while the second place playoff will out in the latest feminine bathing 000 fans for a championship college
pit Delta Sigma Delta against Phi creations, prepared to put on a mer- baseball game was not unusual. But
Rho Sigma. ' maid show guaranteed to please the the little yellow men weren't too good
most discriminating sea-going eye. at the diamond sport. They never de-
I-M Notices: The Intramural I The coeds figure that since part of veloped any ball players good enough
Department and Congress are spon- the proceeds from the Gala go to their for major league competition in
soring an Independent basketball pool fund, they'll do their best to America.
tourney to be held after Christmas. make the Friday night performance ! When professional baseball fi-
Groups interested are urged to en- one that will live forever.nh
ter now Entrants in the fro- Inally carne to the FNipponese, the
ternioty . rEtantsin t e far- In all, 36 Michigan women will par- outstanding star in their own coun-
trnitynretlingournamrnts are ticipate in their part of the Gala. try was not a home product but a
Ireminded that four workouts are They represent a handpicked group white Russian, exiled as a child by
required in order to compete and from the various sororities, and will the 1917 uprising. So there was no-
that weighing-in must be done display how swimming is done the thing for the Japanese to do but.
between the hours of 3 and 5 Mon- feminine way in a series of relay turn to the United States for a hero.
day, Dec. 15. races. They found him in Ruth. When the
I-M Kaleidoscope: Preview of the Fancy Diving Exhibitions mighty Monarch of Maul camp to
coming interfraternity wrestling tour- That's all part of the biggest lV4ichi- ITokyo in 1934, he got a reception
nament . . ..Hermitage, last year'6 gan Swim Gala ever attemp td by that compared favorably with the
winner, has been disbanded . . . this Coach Matt Mann and his varsity greeting New York gave Lindbergh
will leave both the 136 and 175 pound mermen. One of the biggest attrac- in '27.
crowns undefended . . in fact only tions will be the Maize and Blue Now, it seems that the Japanese
three winners will be back to defend swimming team itself. I have started admiring certain other
their titles . . . at 121 pounds Johnny Holders of the Big Ten and Na- things about the United States-is-
Stewart of the Phi Delts, 128 pounds, tional Collegiate titles, the Wolver- lands in the Pacific, ports in Califor-
Fred Anderson of Phi Gamma Delta, ine natators will let loose an assault nia, etc. And instead of kindly little
and in the unlimtied division Tom on existing pool records in a series IOrientals, they have become vicious
Goodkind of Zeta Beta Tau. of special events. including Nandi- treacherous, dastardly, brazen Jap-

The Feminine Viewpoint:
ichitgan Pu kmn Must Offset
ScarcityOf Bra.wn With Speed

cap races and exhibitions. Then, too,
varsity divers T-Bone Martin, Lou
IIaughey, and Al Canja will entertain
with some well-executed fancy dives
from both the high and ,low boards.
Tickets are on sale now ; at the
Athletic Administration Building for
50 cents apiece.

University Musical Society
announces the following
Conductor 7
Wed., Dec. 10, 8:30 P.M.
Serge Koussevitzky
Chorus - Orchestra - Soloists
THo : JOHNSON ConduCtor
Sun., Dec. 14, 4:15 P.M.

If the hockey team continues to,
have as hard a time piling up points
in their coming games as they did in,
their first encounter with London
A.C., the wail of the frustrated spec-
tators may, after a few more discour-
I aging spectacles, become a mourn-
ful, "'little men, what now?"
For it is an undeniable fact, and
one very obvious that the members
of the hockey beam are some of the
shortest men available. Not so long'
ago, the puckmen were built like
4 football players. They were big,.
I muscular, heavy-set men, and when
they collided on the ice t1e walls of
the Coliseum jumped. It was more
or less an accepted fact that in order
to sustain the bruising body check-
ing that is carried on all through the
game, it was necessary to have some-
body who could really make an im-
pression on the scales.
What does ,the Michigan team
have this year? Six, 190 pound, six
foot Atlases? Not at all. ,Instead
there are two almost indistinguish-
able blobs of matter on the team,
namely Goalie Hank Loud and Doug
Hillman, as well as two other mid-
gets, Roy Bradley and Warner For-$
With small men like this, the em-
phasis has to be on speed and de-
ception, rather than on brute force,
and yet Saturday night Bradley did
some beautiful checking jobs, and
Loud, despite his lack of stature,
made numerous saves. The team
wasn't playing the game it is forced

to because of the size of its players, BA KETBALLNOTICE
Alindependent teams and in-
and yet, even in that one-sided de- d evedent ten competin
feat there were glimmers of some in Congress's Annual I-M Basket-
sort of fast, tricky system, which ball tournament are requested to
isn't quite mature as yet. ' submit entries by contacting Jackie-
Michigan'hlockey fans are pessimis- Gill at the Congress Office in the
tic about this year's team. They are Michigan Union between 3:30 and
moping and wailing because the first 5:30 p.m. anytime this week.
game was suelf a pushover for Lon-' Mert Stiles, Sports Chairman
don. The only thingpossibleto say
to the doubters is: give the little men
a chance. They don't work together
yet, and they haven't leained to use
their small frames to the :best ad -%
vantage, but when they do devise
a method of avoiding the brawny
arms of their opponents, there may
well be a new and speedier chapterĀ± j
written in the history of Michigan
hock- e a Goodfelow Dee. 15 --- ?
Kreevich, Hallett
Traded For Moses I
CHICAGO, Dec. 9-(/-Theywar- J IN G LE
conscious major league baseball ex-
ecutives settled down to business to
day, completing one important Amer- BA LL
ican League player swap involving
outfielders Mike Kreevich and Wally 4
Moses, and setting next year's all- _ SATURDAY
star game for July 7 at Brooklyn.
The first important trade of the
winter sessions saw the Chicago White atthe
Sox give Kreevich and relief pitcher
Jack Hallett to the Philadelphia Ath-
letics for Moses, a hitter who has I
never avereaged less than .300 in
seven years in .the big time.



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