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Cagers Open Against State, Sextet Plays Port D over

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Spartan Squad
Has Advantage
In Experience'
Captain Cartmill, Mandler,
Doyle Will Lead Tear.
In Season's First Test
(Continued from Page )
five foot ten inch senior was out last
season because of an illness which
nearly cost him his life, but is back
in harness once more: Aubuchon has
never been on a State team which hast
scored a triumph over the Maize and
To replace his two stars of last year,
Bob Phillips and Max Hindman-s
both lost via the graduation route-
Van Alstyne has been using Dudley,
Jones in Phillips' spot at forward and
Carl Petroski, a six foot junior, at
Hindeman's center position'.
The only player on the State first
team who started against the Wol-
verines last year is Joe Gerard, a six
foot senior; who holds 4own the other
forward position along side of Jones.
Bill Burk will ffil the remaining guard
post when the teams line up for the
opening jump.
Michigan will have a distinct ad-
vantage in height. If Comin and,
MacConnachie start, the team will
average just about six foot two, while
if Shemky and Bikoff are in the
starting line-up, the Maize and Blue
will average a little over six foot.
The Spartans, on the other hand,
have two playeis who'are five foot ten
while the {other three starters just
reach the six foot mark. This, how-1
ever, will be the only disadvantage
the Green and White cagers will have
because their experience may be the
deciding factor in today's encounter.
"I can't tell, how good the outfit is
this year until after the State game,"
remarked Oosterbaan. "I have four
sophomores who will see plenty of
action during the season and I want
to see how they'll stand up under,
Today's game is the 44th meeting
between the two schools on the bas-,
ketball court, and dates back to 1909.
* *. ."
Michigan Pos. Michigan State;


0 Cagers Swing Into Action
9 Big Ten Talent Is Better
Daily Sports Editor


Puckmen Seek
First Triumph
Of The Season
Ji1n Hull Starts For First
Time As Lowrey Seeks
A Winning Combination
(Continued from Page 1)

Atohr lu LocEI al&( Sk1.- i ter To (-xice Exhibitionl


ON THE BRINK of the Wolverine
basketball season three things'
stand out in the mind of the sideline
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan's cur-
rent cage quintet, which swings
into action against' a veteran Spartan
combination at the Field House to-
night, appears to have vast potenti-
2 All around the Western Con-
ference a definite upswing in
basketball talent is a common
trend. Indications are that a uni-
formly strong array of outfits will
go into the 1941-42 campaign.-
') Thus, in the case of the Maize
and Blue team, number one may
be nullified by number two insofar
as Wolverine hopes for climbing a
few rungs in the Conference title
ladder are concerned.
OW let's go back to number one.
This supposition-that the Mich-
igan squad potentially has a fine fu-
ture-is based, of course, only upon
pre-season practices. It is an untested
strength that thus far, at least, ap-
pears only on paper. Events may or
may riot bear it out.
Cold facts are that Michigan has
only four lettermen returning for
action this winter. Most Wolverine
opponens will stack up from five
to Wisconsin's amazing total of
eleven lettermen against the Maize
and Blue. Tonight, for instance,
Michigan State will present an all-
veteran lineup, including All-Amer-
ican Chet Aubuchon at a guard
Ban's four veterans, only one
center Jim Mandler, was in the start-
ing lineup against the Spartans in last
year's season opener. The other three,
Capt. Bill Cartmill, Leo Doyle ,and
Mel Comin, gained the bulk of their
experience later in the season as they
acquired the finesse requisite for
Western Conference standards of
Michigan's team this winter will
be a young team. Only three mem-
bers, Cartmill,guard Don Holman
and reserve Buck Antle, are seniors.
The other trio of lettermen are jun-
iors,. All the rest are sophomores,
untested but promising.
dow a rather sombre season for
the cagemen. But gracing the other
side of the ledger are some concrete
facts that brighten the picture. For
one thing, this team will have height,
a factor'that has been conspicuous by
Ben Hogan Retains
1 R
Lead In Miami %Opet'
MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 12.-(P)-Dan-
gerous players moved into a contend-
ing position, but Ben Hogan; of Her-
shey, Pa., held his own through th
,second round of the $10,000 Miami
Open Golf Tournament today to
reach the halfway mark with a three-
stroke edge.
Slipping five strokes off his record-
equaling first round effort, Hogan
posted a one-under-par 69 for a 36-
hole 133. He paired a 36 and a 33,
tie latter with the aid of a 20-foot
pitch shot for a birdie deuce on the
11th hole.
Putting' miserably, Sam Snead of
WhiteSprings, Va., relied on his long
game to card another 68 and take
second place at 136.

its absence the past few years. It has
a good healthy spirit. And it has a
depth of reserves, again untested but
again highly promising, that augur
well for a better balanced, better con-
ditioned squad than has represented
Michigan in gruelling Conference
competition for some time.
If things break right for ooster-
baa n's present crew, they might go
places. They will be rough around
the edges, they may make mistakes.
But in practice they have looked
good. And better things are defin-
itely in store for the Wolverines
within the next couple years-if
anything can be termed 'definite'
these days.
SPORTS HASH: Fred Heddle, cen-
ter on last year's hockey team and
a graduate of the engineering =school
last spring, has been awarded $100
by the Board in Control of Physical
Education for his excellent scholastic
record. . . the puckman averaged 3.63
in his academic work.
Fred DeLano, capable publicity
man, has been appointed athletic
publicity director to succeed Lt. Col.
Philip C. Pack, who has resigned
.... Fred has been acting director
since Sept. 15, 1940 when Pack left
for army work in Louisiana.
ED FRUTIG, former Wolverine end
now playing for the Green Bay
Packers, reports that every man on
thp team will receive a $1000 bonus if
the Packers can -beat the Chicago
Bears and then go on to win the Na-
tional Pro crown from the New York
Giants ... biggest hurdle, of course,
is the Bear outfit . . the teams clash
Sunday ill a playoff game.
Cage Coach Oosterbaan points out
that competent officials, selected by
the Western Conference, will be on
hand tonight for the Spartan clash
which makes it necessary for
some one to point out that booing of
close decisions is unnecessary.
-- Buy a Goodfellow Edition -
Duquesne 43, Youngstown 22
Purdue 30, DePaul 26
DePauw 42, Susquehanna 1
Detroit Tech 28,.Michigan Tech 23

team should not underrate their pos-
sibilities. They play in the same
league with the London 'A. C., and
that Canadian competition is always
tough. They all play year-in and
year-out and always put a scrappy
squad out on the--ice.
Lowrey Experiments
During the past week Michigan's
coach, Eddie Lowrey, has been ex-
perimenting with 'new combinations
at both the front and back lines. He
has been shifting his wings and de-
fensemen around in order to find
some one starting bunch that might
give the Wolverines a needed scor-
ing punch. Finally, after a week of
experiments, Lowrey expects to make
only one change in the starting line-
up. It will be back in the defense
which will see Jimmy Hull, freshman
flash of last year, taking over a start-
ing berth at the right defense posi-
tion. Lowrey hopes that the big
freshman can add some strengt'i to
the team. Hull did not appear in the
game against London.
The remainder of the starting team
will be led by Captain Paul Gold-
smith. Goldie had been nursing a
bad charley-horse during the past
week, but from' all outward appear-
ances, he'll be in top shape tonight.
At the center spot will again be play-
maker John Braidford. Johnny did
some of the very little good work'
that was displayed by the Wolverines
last Saturday. Maybe this time some
of his plays might materialize.
Bahrych At Other Wing
On the other side of Braidford
willnbe Max Bahrych, senior wing-
man. Teaming up with Hull at the
defense will be Ed Reichert. The
starting six is completed with Hank
Loud in the nets. Those who saw lastl
week's battle will remember the finej
work that Loud did. In total, he made
43 saves against London.
Eddie Lowrey will again present a
treat to the spectators when he,
brings comely Nancy Upson down to
the ice to put on a figure-skating
exhibition. Nancy has been figure-
skating for three years and has been'
Ann Arbor champion for the past
two years.

Nancy Upson, a sophomore in the School of Music, will treat hockey
fans tonight to a bit of figure-skating. Nancy studied at Lake Placid a
year and a half ago, and at the Soo last summer. She has won a Metro-
politan title in Detroit and two championships here in Ann Arbor. To-
night she will do two numbers: "Top Hat and Rhythm" and "Red, White
and Blue." This is the secodd year in a row that Miss Upson has skated
between periods for the hockey fans.
Non-Conference Teams Make
Tough Schedule For Matmen

Cartmill (c) F
Shemky or
Comin F
Mandler C
Doyle G
Bikoff or
MacConnachie G


Aubuchon (c)

Tigers Make.
Major Trade
With Senators
Bloodworth, Cramer Go
To Detroit; Vaughn
Traded ToDodgers
DETROIT, Dec. 12.-(P-The first
major trade by the Detroit Tigers
since the ..1941 baseball season to-
day sent outfielder.Bruce Campbell
and Infielder Frank Croucher to
the Washington Senators in ex-
change for l outfielder Roger Cramer
and infielder Jimmy Bloodworth.
Bloodworth, 23-year-old second
baseman, probably will succeed to
Charley Gehringer's place. In three
seasons with the Senators Blood-
worth has had batting averages of
.289, .245 and .247.
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 12.-(A)-The
Pittsburgh Pirates announced to-
night shortstop Arky Vaughan has
been traded to Brooklyn for catcher!
Babe Phelps, pitcher Luke Hamlin,
infielder Pete' Coscarart and' out-
fielder Jim Wasdell.

Sharemet, Patten Beat Lumsden
In Feature Race Of Swim Gala

It happened at the seventh annual
Swim Gala last night, the place where
1 it was least expected and most ap-
preciated. -
For there was an added attraction
to the big show, one which complete-
ly outshone the regularly billed
events. And it gave the fans who
filled the huge natatorium in the
Sports Building a surprising pre-
view to the National Collegiate Meet
to be held in March.
The crowd had an idea of what
was to come when Michigan Coach
Matt Mnan announced that Leo Maas
had brought his varsity squad from
Wayne University down to Ann Arbor
to participate in the water carnival.
But the throng had to wait until the
14th event on the program before the
fireworks took place.
Gus Sharemet Sparkles
And then Michigan's Gus Share-
met, who is climbing the comeback
trail leading to the great achieve-
ments of his sophomore year, touched
off the spark. For Guy Lumsden of
Wayne, holder. of the National Col-
legiate 50 yard freestyle title, was
entered against Gus and Jack Pat-
ten, ace Wolverine distance man, in
the 75 yards freestyle race. Then,
what was supposed to be just a big
show of swimming prowess turned in-
to an honest to goodness battle.
For both Gus and Patten took the
measure of the Tartar star. The
younger Sharemet brother never re-
linquished an early lead, winning in
the smashing time of 38.5 seconds,
while Patten came from behind in a
driving finish to touch out Lumsden.
All of which means that a certain
Guy Lumsden had better look to his
laurels when the National Collegiate
Meet rolls around and when the
Wolverines face Wayne here Jan. 21.
The rest of the Gala despite the
fact that it offered a well-rounded
program of swimming, diving, com-
edy and aqua ballet, was relegated
to an anti-climax spot.
Frosh Backstreke Star
Particularly outstanc.' g was the
work of Harry Halliday, Maize and
Blue freshman backstroker. The big
yearling looked every bit of a cham-
pion as he covered the 125 yard dis-

an eight second deficit as he churned
home first in the 150 yard handicap1
special. Skinner's time was 1:46.
Michigan's divers, T-Bone Martin,
Lou Haughey, and Al Canja drew
roaring applause from the spectators
as they attempted' and completed
the highest point dives in the, book.
Outstanding was the work of Martin,
who rules a heavy favorite to walk
off with national diving honors.
Other Highlights
Other highlights of the evening
were the excellent comic work of the
two clowns on haid, the ballet work
of Helen Curtis' Chicago troupe apd
the swimming of the two Fries bro-
thers, Bobby, nine years old, and
Peter, age four, the sons of Prof.
Charles Fries of the English depart-
Mann revealed the identity of one#
of the jesters when the evening came
to a close. He was none other than
Frank Basenfield, Wolverine captain
in 1935 and winner of two National

Despite the fact that Michigan has
one of the best wrestling teams in the
annals of Maize and Blue mat his-
tory, Coach Cliff Keen isn't too happy
about the 1941-42 season.
, For years Keen has worked hard in
building a Conference championship
team, but when he finally comes up
with a powerhouse he has trouble
finding Big Ten competition.
Keen Went To Chicago
Last weekend Keen journeyed to
Chicago with hopes of arranging a
schedule containing full Conference
representation. But the best he could
do was to arrange for the Varsity to
meet only two Big Ten squads-In-
diana and Ohio State.
But Wolverine mat fans need not
worry about competition because the
shrewd mat coach apparently has
more than solved the situation. He
has arranged to have his team meet
the strongest squads in the nation.
Keen announced yesterday that
Michigan grapplers Tom C6ffield and
Mike Rolask, along with former Var-
sity star Bill Coombs, have left for
Chicago where they will compete in
the Midwest AAU tournament.
Squad Is Strengthened
The squad is greatly strengthened
this season' by the presence of Dick
'Kopel and John Greene. Kopel won
the Bissell Trophy for being the most
improved freshman last year. Much
of the credit for Kopel's success must
be given to Keen, because the plucky
slittle sophoore had never partici-
pated in any form of wrestling before
attending the University. Kopel will
compete in the 128 pound class.
Greene played on the football team
this fall and is considered one of the
team's most promising heavyweights.



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Announcing the

Collegiate diving crowns. The clowns
were real crowd-pleasers as they McCoy Draws With Zivic
pulled swimming and diving stunts
which have seldom been seen in Ann NEW YORK, Dec. 12-MP)-In the
Arbor. fastest fight seen in Madison Square
In another special attraction, the Garden in years, ex-Welterweight
Gala presented 36 Michigan coeds Champion Fritzie Zivic and Young
in a feature relay event. But the top Kid McCoy of Detroit battled to a
spot of the evening, and rightfully so, ten-round draw tonight before the
must go to the conquering of Guy slimmest crowd of thle year in the big
Lumsden by Gus Sharemet and Jack Eighth Avenue sports arena. Zivic
Patten. -weighed 148%; McCoy 148%/2.
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on Main Street
Once again the popular SUGAR BOWL is open to the
public - featuring its delicious food and drinks, amid
th heat ndl luxurv of its new and outstanding dec-

Student Section Train No. 44 (all points East) leaves 3:45 P. M.
Student Section Train No. 8 (all points East) leaves 6:30 P. M.
To Chicago -and Intermediate Points
Leaves Ann Arbor 1:00 P. M.





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