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Will Be Held In Sports Building Pool Tonight

Matt Mann Has All-Star Cast
To Perform For Swim Fans
(Continued from Page 1)


nable combination of steam balance
and individual brilliance, are primed
to go all out in an effort to crack
some existing pool records and send
the customers home happy.
Many Relay Events
Besides staging their regular races,
the tankers will churn through the
water in a series of relays and special
handicap events, as well as putting
on a burlesque of swimming. Capt.
Dobby Burton, breaststroke star Jim
Skinner, ace distance man Jack Pat-
ten, backstroker Dick Reidl, and top
freestyler Gus Sharemet, along with
the rest of the Maize and Blue ag-
gregation, guarantee a display of
water power seldom seen in the Swim
Also on the p'rogram are Varsity
divers Strother (T-Bone) Martin, Lou
Haughey and Al Canja, who will par-
ticipate in exhibition matches from
both the high and low boards. And
if past performances mean anything,
these boys will have the fans on the
edges of their seats as they flip
through the air in sparkling fashion.
No show would be complete without
a comedy angle, and Matt Mann is
well aware of it. Accordingly he has
three of the funniest water jesters in
the nation on deck to perform tonight.
Regular rib-ticklers, these clowns will
strut their stuff from the beginning
of the Gala until its end.
Aqua. Ballet On Program
Imported for the occasion from-
Chicago, Helen Curtis and her aqua
ballet troupe will be on hand to share
honors with the Michigan mermen.
Considered one of the finest groups of
this type in the land, the troupe will
give a display of floating patterns
and water dancing. Besides Miss Cur-


tis 20 mermaids are included among
the aquatic performers.
But that isn't all the spectators will
feast their eyes upon tonight. In a
special event, 36 Michigan coeds, rep-
resenting the sororities on campus,
will don sarongs and take to the
water in the big sorority relay race.
The girls are seeking to raise enough
money for a pool of their own, and
part of tonight's proceeds will go to
the WAA for this purpose.
And in order to equalize the battle
of the sexes Mann has included an-
other special campus event in the pro-
gram. But this time it will be the
dormitory men, in trunks not sarongs,
paddling through the water in a series
of relay matches.
Tonight's the night for Michigan's
Swim Gala, bigger and better than
Redbirds Trade Mize
To New York Giants
CHICAGO, Dec. 11-(P)-The St.
Louis Cards tonight traded first base-
man Johnny Mize to the New York'
Giants for catcher Ken O'Dea, pit-
cher Bill Lohrmann and an undis-
closed sum of cash.
Announcement of the Cards-Giant
dealing cane after the winter Major
League baseball meeting had broken
up in midafternoon with only a scat-
tering of player swaps revealed in
four days of conferences.
Mize, a 6 foot 2 inch slugger, had
been with the Cardinals since 1936,
when he came to the rhajors from the
St. Louis club's Rochester farm ill
the International League. He has
hit better than .300 in every season
with the Cardinals.

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IMMY DYKES, the little round
manager of the Chicago White
Sox, is at it again. Trading, you
know. The Windy City pilot and
erstwhile third-baseman ,has always
had a reputation for being one of the
shrewdest business men in the base-
ball dodge. If reports of what he
has on the fire are true, it is now
definitely proven.
For the lads on the inside have it
that the man with the cigar is about
to palm off on the Detroit Tigers a
couple of lads named Billy Knicker-
bocker and Lee (Buck) Ross for a
brace of Bengals who answer to the
tags, of Bruce Campbell and Paul
(Dizzy) Trout.
Del Baker, managerof these
same Tigers, isn't so much of a
fool that he will agree to such ne-
farious doings . . . we don't think.
Del says that if Dykes will substi-
tute Edgar Smith for the inept
Ross (who won 3 and lost 9 last
season with a third place club), he
will go along. Dykes says he will
be glad to if the Detroits will throw
in some more valuable piece of
baseball baggage like, say, Barney
Well, we don't know? NWe can't
believe that Baker will gb for any
such trade. If he does, we will admit
that Dykes is the master trader
everyone claims him to be. For Trout
is head and torso over Ross as a
chucker and Knickerbocker, no mat-
ter how badly Detroit needs infield-
ers, is no prize in any sense of the
has nothing to do with sports
but we're going to stick it in here
because we consider it the best spon-
taneous remark since the inception
of the current unpleasantness.
To Gene Gribbroek, well-known
bon vivant, wit and former Daily
sports writer, goes the credit and
it all happened like this. We walked
into The Daily office late Monday
night and the following conversa-
tion took place between Mr. Grib-
broek and myself.
"Hey, the Japs just flew over San
"No kidding. Did they attack?"
"No. Just flew over and went
"Why didn't they drop any
"They forgot to bring 'em."
THE St. Louih Cardinals last night
traded Johnny Mize to the
Giants for Ken O'Dea, Bill Lohrmann
and an "unannounced sum of cash."
This latter item, we imagine, must
have been what turned the trick for,
although a sum of cash (announced
or unannounced) can't play first
base, yod can still do a lot of things
with it. A fact, by the way, with
which Branch Rickey, the Cardinals
general manager, is well acquainted.
Aside from the Phillies, the Cards
are the only club in baseball from
whom other clubs can secure good
players withut giving some fairly
efficient exponents of the art of
pitch-and-catch in return. Like the
futile Phils, the Redbirds don't draw,
even when they're battling for the
pennant (somethink the Phils never
do), so they have to make up the
difference by selling their stars. The
St. Louis fans have no kick coming.
If they won't patronize a winning
club, they can expect little else.
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Ceithaml To Fill Vacancy
George Ceithaml, captain-elect of
the football team, was appointed last
night to fill the vacancy on the Ath-
letic Bodrd of Control, created by
the failure of Cliff Wise sto return

to school.

Lowrey Tries
Many Changes
On PckTeam
Down at the Michigan Coliseum,
hockey coach Eddie Lowrey is a very
busy man these days. After last
Saturday's loss to the London A. C.,
Eddie has been experimenting with
both forwards and defensemen in an
effort to get a winning team from
the material at hand.
In an effort to put a little scoring
power into the starting lineup, Coach
Lowrey has been using Doug Hillman
in the first line, and from the way
that the sophomore speedster from
Grand Rapids has been burning up
the ice, there is a very good chance
of his starting tomorrow night
against Port Dover.
Captain Paul Goldsmith has been
riding the sidelines this week because
of a charley-horse, but he is back in
uniform now, and will probably see
service this week-end. Goldy's leg
is still a little stiff, but he expects to
be in good shape for the game. If
he is ready, Coach Lowrey will prob-
ably start him in the front line with
Hillman, but the week's experiment-
ing has left a question as to the third
man on offense.
Defense hasn't been overlooked in
Coach Lowrey's changes either. So
far, nothing definite has been de-
cided as to the players who will be
given the starting positions, although
Ed Reichert will probably get the
nod for one of the defense slots.
Bob Collins has been moved back
to the second line defense in another
experiment designed to give the team
more power, and in an effort to mold
a winning combination. At present
the other post is in question between
Jim Hull and Roy Bradley.
Bradley has been converted from
the forward line to the defense, and
he is proving that it was a good
change. However, at present Hull
holds a slight advantage over him,
and will probably get a chance on the
first team.
Coach Lowrey hopes that the re-
sults of his experiments will show
up on Saturday night.

Wily Ben Van Alstyne, Michigan
State basketball coach, is back to his
old tricks again-bemoaning the fact
he has another weak team and that
the Spartans are not likely to beat
the Wolverines tomorrow night in
Yost Field House.
But as usually is the case, the Spar-
tan cage mentor will come up with
a team that will be tough to beat.
All Letter Winners
Just to prove that Van Alstyne
is singing the blues for no good rea-
son, one needs only to look at his
first team, which is composed of all
letter winners.
The Spartans lost two of their best
players of last year, Bob Phillips,
and Max Hindman, via graduation,
but were compensated for these loss-
es by the return to action of Chet
Aubuchon, an All-American selec-
tion for guard in the 1939-40 season.
The flashy Gary, Ind., ,senior was
forced out of school last year by a
sickness which nearly cost him his
life, but is now ready for active duty
with the Green and White cagers.
Phillips, Hindman Gone
To replace Phillips at forward, Van
Alystne has been using Dudley Jones,
a six foot junior, and he has been
playing along side of Joe Gerard, a
member of last year's starting team.
Taking Hindman's place at center
have been Carl Petroski, a junior,
and Fred Stone, a lanky sophomore.
Bob Westfall Named AP
Second Team Fullback
In the final All-American football
eleven selection, named by the Asso-
ciated Press and released last night,
Michigan's 1940 captain, "Bullet" Bob
Westfall, was named on the second
The first team includes: ends-
Schreiner, Wisconsin, and Kutner,
Texas; tackles-Wildung, Minanesota,
and Reinhard, California; guards-
Peabody, Harvard, and Fife, Pitts,
burgh; center-Jenkins, Missouri;
backs-Albert, Stanford; Dudley, Vir-
gipia; Sinkwich, Georgia; and Smith,

Wolverines Face Tough Battle
With Veteran Spartan Quintet



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Stone hasn't started a game yet, but
has seen action in both of the Spar-
tan victories.
Bill Burk, another performer of
last year's team is playing the other
guard position. He's. another senior
and is just about the same height
as his teammate, Aubuchon.,
About the only thing that Van
Alstyne can use his handkerchief for
then, is the height that his team must
give to Coach Bennie Oosterbaan's
quintet. Aubuchon and Burk are
under the six foot mark and Gerard,
Petroski and Jones just reach that
height. If Stone starts, he'll be the
only man to be over six feet tall.
Wolverines Are Tall
The Wolverines, on the other hand,
are mere giants compared to their op-
ponents. They'll average close to
six feet two inches in height when
they line up for the opening jump
tomorrow night.
Jim Mandler, six foot four junior.
will be at center; Leo Doyle, six foot
two, at guard; Capt. Bill Cartmill,
ix foot one, at forward; and either
six foot two inch Mel Comin or six
foot Bob Shemky at the other for-
ward spot. Either Morrie Bikoff,
he only person under six feet likely
o start, or Bill MacConnachie, six
foot one inch sophomore will get the
nod from Oosterbaan for the other
guard's spot.


Doherty Will Hold
Stiff Time Trials
For Cinder Squad
This year the Wolverine track team
possesses some of the finest sprinting
talent in the Western Conference.
Led by Capt. Al Piel, who placed
third in the Big Ten 220-yard dash
event last May, the speedsters also
have Al Thomas, fourth-place winner
in the same event, on whom they
can rely.
Then there is Bob Lifer, who has
already turned in a time of 50.2 sec-
onds for the 440-yard dash. This feat
is especially brilliant, not only be-
cause it is so early in the season, but
also because this is the fastest time
a quarter-miler has turned in before
the Christmas vacation started in a,
number of years.
Michi an track fans will get a
chance Lo see these speed demons in
action tomorrow at the Field House,
when Coach Ken Doherty will hold
the first intensive time trials of the
season. The field events are scheduled
to start at 2:30 p.m., with the track
events to follow an hour later.
The time trials are open to the
public and will give the cinder squad
backers a chance to see the team in
action before the regular season
starts in February.




All-Campus Grapplers To Meet


ial Delivery


Cliff Keen, Varsity mat coach, an-l
nounced yesterday that the Annual
University Wrestling Championships
will be held Wednesday, Dec. 17, at
4 p.m. in Yost Field House,
All students enrolled in the Univer-
sity will be eligible to compete in this
contest except letter winners on the
Varsity wrestling team, and Keen
urges everyone interested in the mat
sport to try out for this tournament.
This will be an excellent oppor-
tunity for all freshmen to get some
real experience before trying out for
the Varsity.
The contest is one of the oldest
traditions on the campus, starting
well before the first World War..
Back in 1926-27 Ed Don George, who

later became the world's champfon,
competed in this contest.
Students will compete in the fol-
lowing weight divisions : 123 lb., 230
lb., 138 lb., 147 lb., 157 lb., 167 lb., 177
lb., and the heavyweight class.
There will be a gold medal awarded
to the winner in each class, indica-
tive of the University of Michigan
championship. .
There have been a number of ap-
plications received already so stu-
dents should not delay contactin4
Preliminary bouts will be six min-
utes in duration and the finals will,
have a time limit of nine minutes.
The Big Ten Conference point sys-
tem will be used to determine the
winner in cases where no fall occurs.

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