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JANUARY 15,

THE MI HIrA N DAILY

Wolverine Puckmen Face Invading Illinois Team T

mnight

Frosh Cagenen Draw Praise:
Fisher Lauds Freshman Squad;
Mandler Leads Varsity Scorers

Visitors Bring Veteran
Outfit To Coliseum Ice,

Army Inducts
Draftee Louis
At Camp Upton

By BOB SHOPOFF
"This is the best group of fresh-
man basketball players that we've
had at Michigan in years." That's
exactly what Coach Ray , Fisher
thinks of his yearling squad.
Ray continued his comments by
saying, '"There are no outstanding
stars in the outfit, but as a group
they are good. For one thing, they
are bigger in size than ordinary. I
have ten very likely boys here who
will probably do Bennie Oosterbaan
a lot of good."
No All-State Stars
None of the squad came to Michi-
gan after winning , All-State honors
in high school. Yet they have shown
that they are good. Bob Arkins, a
forward, did' cop the high-scoring
title during his senior year while
playing with South Haven High
School in the Southwestern Michi-
gan Conference. He has proven that
he is an offensive threat during the
practices this fall.
Coach Fisher and Assistant Coach
Ray Courtright have cut their squad
down to 21 players from the original
70 that reported for practice follow-
ing the close of, the grid season.
Throughout the past weeks the two
mentors have worked with the squad
daily at the Sports Building, and as
a result they all have improved con-
siderably. However, Fisher stated
that most of the squad was still weak
on defense. Special attention will be
given to defensive play during the
remainder of the season, which will
close about March 1.
Will Appear At Varsity Tilts
Last Saturday night the yearlings
played an intra-squad game before
the Michigan-Illinois tilt. Fisher
said that this practice will be con-
tinued as often as possible this sea-
son to give the players a chance to
appear before a crowd and also .to
accustom them to playing on the
court in the Field House.,
Saturday night the Yellow team
nosed out the Blues, 34-33. The
squads were divided into four quin-
tets withe the Yellows' best five fac-
ing the weaker team of the Blue
squad for the first half, and then,
the power was shifted in favor of
the Blues. Outstanding player of
the evening was Bob Wiese, who
dropped in a total of 13 points with
six baskets and one free throw. Wiese
is a tricky ball handler and has a
good eye for shooting. He plays a

forward position, and won his frosh
numerals this fall with the football
team.
Other hold-overs from the football
team- include Arkins and Don Lund.
Lund, a guard, clearly shows why
Coach Fisher said that this year's
squad is bigger. He weighs 190
pounds, and can really move around
on the hardwood:
Also rated among the top ten
players are Gordon Anderson, Dave
Strack, Chuck Fisk, Gerald Mullaney,
John Piepenbrink, Wait Michael and
Alex Eisenstein. Fisk is six feet, two
inches tall and is good on set shots.
Mullaney was second high scorer
Saturday night as he collected four
baskets.
Bob Orin is one of the tallest
players on the squad, measuring six
feet, two and a half inches. He has
been handicapped by a severe head
cold during the last nynth and is
just rounding into shape. Others on
the team who have been giving the
top ten iplayers plenty of fight are
Bill Mikulicli, Howard Wikel, Walt
Pipp, Bob Hurley, Frank Wardley,
Chuck Ketterer, Andy Brown, Ben
Gross, Eugepie Moushey and {Tom
Buchanan.
Big Jim Mandler tossed in 16 points
against Illinois and Northwestern to
boost his season's total to 87 points
and still kept well ahead of the other
cagers in the race for individual
scoring honors.
The Wolverine center's total is
nearly twice that of his nearest rival,
Leo Doyle, who has scored 45 points.
Capt. Bill Cartmill is only a step be-
hind the Maize and Blue guard with
43 points.
Mel Comin, with his four points
against the Illini and 16 against the
Wildcats, now holds down fourth po-
sition with 36 points.
VARSITY SCORING RECORD
Player G FG F TP
Mandler. ......8 31 25 87
Doyle .,..........8 17 11 45
Cartmill ..........8 18 7 43
Comin ...........8 15 6 36
Gibert.... ....8 4 9 17
MacConnachie . . ..7 7 3 17
Bikoff. .....8 6 5 17
Shemky ..........7 7 2 16
Antle ............4 2 1 5
TOTALS.........107 69 283

Two

Game Series To Give Michigan
Of Year As Coach Lowrey Meets

Toughest
Ex-Pupil

Test

(Continued from Page 1)
ranti on the defense. Ray Killen is
the alternate goalie.
The Wolverines will probably ice,
at least five of the same team that
lost a heart-breaker to Point Ed-
ward last Saturday night, 5-4. Lead-
ing the Michigan puckmen again will
be Paul Goldsmith, their lanky cap-
tain. Goldie has been picking up of-

ert. Dependable Hank Loud will
handle the net-minding duties.
Comparing the records of tonight's
two opposing factions shows some
obvious observations. In five tilts
thus far, Michigan has received four
defeats and has only one tie to its
record. But the team has been get-
ting better with every game.
Illinois has thus far during the
current season played five games,
In the first two contests early in the
campaign, the Illini performed cred-
itably, but bowed to the superior
manpower and experience of the
Kansas City Americans, 6-2, and to
the Chicago Blackhawks, 11-2. If
these two games can prove anything,
it might be that the Illini can hold
their own in any competition.
The remaining three contests found
the Orange and Blue battling the

Champ Just Another GuI
Named Joe As He Goes
Through Last Warm-Up
YAPHANK, N. Y., Jan. 14.-(Pi)-
Beginning with a plate of bean soup
and winding up with a shot in the
arm, Joe Louis today went through
the four-hour Army induction period
that made him plain buck private
J. Louis Barrow.}
The Brown Bomber returned to
New York tonight and comes back
to snowy Camp Upton out here on
Long Island in time for reveille to-
morrow to finish off his "processing
period" with a fitting for shoes and
the regulation Army injections.
In contrast to, his physical exami-
nation at Fort Jay Monday when
he was rushed through, escorted by
colonels and interviewed all the way,
Louis was just another guy named
Joe today. He was one of some 400
to 500 selectees arriving today to
take the Army oath.
Soldiers, however, gathered around
the exit to the camp warehouse where
the tour of induction began and
gagged and kidded each selectee as
he emerged. As Joe came out one
leather-lung hollered: "Watch out
for the left hook, guys." Even more
enthusiastic 'than Louis' reception
was that accorded Joe Vennuccio, a
pint-sized citizen, who was mustered
out last September and returned to-
day. One private explained, "He's
the best cook around."
Col. Howard C. Brenizer, com-
mander of the post, was the first
person Joe met on arrival. He ex-
plained the Bomber would remain
here .for his 13-week basic training
period. This was a change from pre-
vious plans by which Joe was to have
been transferred to the Army's Mor-
ale Division and would have com-
pleted his training in a post nearer
New York.
"I'm glad of that," Joe said, "cause
otherwise it might be embarrassing."
Wolverine Schedules
Likely To Be Changed

MAX BAHRYCH

fensive and defensive power in the
past few -games, and he appears to
be the best threat that the Maize and
Blue will offer. Teaming on the other
wing, with Goldsmith will be either
Roy Bradley or scrappy Max
Bahrych.
Holding down his accustomed cen-
ter position will be Johnny Braidford.
Braidford has been the most consis-
tent Wolverine to don the skates this
year. He set up two of Goldsmith's
tallies against Point Edward, and
during the past five games, he has
paved the way for many more, that
never materialized into scores.
The defense spots will be in the
hands of Jimmy Hull and Ed Reich-

ED REICHERT

. , , .
,.,

/llchigan Matmen To Face Powerful
Spartan Squad Here Saturday Night

London A.C. (the same team that
trounced the Wolverines in the sea-
son's opener, 6-1) and the very
highly-touted Tiger sextet from
Dartmouth. Against London, Illinois
had little trouble, and won 6-3. Both
of the Dartmouth games went into
overtime, Illinois winning the first,
4-1, and losing the second, 5-4.
Tonight's game will find Vic Hey-
liger seeking his fifth straight vic-
tory over his old coach, Eddie Lowrey.
Since the sport first got under way
in 1937 at Champaign, none of Hey-
liger's teams has tasted defeat at the
hands of the Wolverines.
One thing is sure about tonight's
scrap. Records do not score goals,
and the Wolverines are beginning to
hit their stride.

Michigan's athletic schedules will
apparently face some alterations as
a result of the snake-up in the Uni-
versity's, academic calendar to save
three weeks time.
More than likely, all of the south-
ern invasions planned for by the
spring athletic agregations Will be
cancelled because of the elimination
of the spring vacation scheduled for
April 10 to 20. This will affect the
baseball, golf and tennis teams. The
net squad may also have to forego
the Conference Meet, which is sched-
uled for the final exam period in
May.
Both the swimmers and wrestlers
may have to make some changes,
while Coach Ken Doherty of the
track team and Coach Bennie Oos-
terbaan of the cage squad expect
their schedules to carry on as
planned.

By HOE SELTZER
Hey, all you folks who saw the first
two Varsity wrestling matches over
the past week-end, you thought you
saw some pretty lively stuff, no?
People, what you saw was just the
appetiser and the soup course. The
piece de resistance will be served red
hot and fiery at 7:30 p.m. Saturday
when the Michigan State grapplers
match key-locks and half-Nelsons
with the Wolverines down on the
Field House mats. State placed sec-
ond in the National Collegiate last
year, which indicates they're not ex-
actly inept at the sport.
However, being of a very suspicious
nature and not wishing to rely too
greatly on perhaps overzealous pub-
licity releases emanating from the
Spartan stronghold, this writer last
evening took a turn up to East Lan-
sing to personally view the Staters in
action against Kansas State's pow-
erhouse. Kansas State, you recall,
was tied 14-14 Monday night by the
Wolverines.
Spartans Beat Kansas State
M. S. C. took K. S. to the cleaners,
17-11. And what I mean is to the
cleanei-s.
The logic of course is obvious. The
Spartans beat a gang which we
barely tied. Therefore the menin
green will beat Michigan too.
But hold on. It ain't that simple.
In the first place Cliff Keen hon-
estly thinks his men were potentially
capable of taking Kansas State. And
secondly, it is a very pertinent fact
that the Michigan State strength is
where the Wolverines' isn't and vice
versus. Roughly speaking, the class
of the invader's squad is to be found
in the lower weights while Michi-
gan's is situated in the upper weight !
brackets. Which brings up a point
of signal importance to you wrest-

ling fans-come prepared to see high
class, championship-caliber grappling
in every single match for the first
time this season.
Here's a quick gleamer at the menu
for the evening and at the boy who
will provide the fireworks in each
match:
State Lightweight Champs
In the first three weights State
presents in respective order a Na-
tional Junior champion and two Na-
tional Collegiate champions. These
latter two being twins who put on the
most colorful and fast-moving exhi-
bitions currently to be found in in-,
tercollegiate competition.
In the 145 pound shin-dig Cliff
Keen assures us that Herby Barnett
will have cast off his Monday-night
lethargy and will show one and all
present what it takes to be an Okla-
homa high-school champ.

The 155 pound match looks like the
pip of the evening. Once again Mary
Becker tangles with a captain. Bothj
men pinned their Kansas State foe.
Now they'll be out to pin each other.
The middleweight and light-heavy
bouts are ours, with Bill Courtright
and Jim Galles manning the guns.
And Johnny Greene is going to have
a large good time with a good-na-
tured blimp name of Mike Dendrinos,
whose 215 pounds he should be able
to rake knuckle down.
The Writer Predicts
On the basis of the Spartan's per-
formance last night, and Michigan's
work to date this dopester figures the
final score to vacillate anywhere be-
tween 16-14 in State's favor and 17-9
with he Varsity coming out on top,
Which will it be?
Aha! Come down to the Field
House Saturday night and see.

THE PROBABLE
Michigan Pos.
Loud G
Hull RI)
Reichert, LD
Braidford C
Goldsmith (cRW
Bradley or LW
Bahr.sch

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