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Matmen Face Spartans, Sextet Meets Illinois Again


Spartans Hurl
Mighty Squad
Against Varsity
Ray Deane - Bo Jennings
Match To Be Feature
Of Action-Packed Show
Tonight's the night.I
The night that Michigan and
Michigan Stte lock in mortal com-
bat on the Field House wrestling
mats in the most severe challenge to
their title aspirations the Wolverines
have met this season.
If the match is going to be the
toughest for the Varsity to date, it
is also going to be the most color-
ful and satisfying so far from the
spectators' point of view. When peo-
ple walk all the way down to the
Field House they come to see action.
They'll see two full hours of it to-
Civil War
In the first place when Michigan
meets State in any sport there's a
sort of undeclared civil war. And to-
night, when the Spartans will be out
to demonstrate how they took second
in the National Collegiates last year
at the same time the Wolverines at-
tempt to prove it was all a dirty lie,
the battle gives every indication of
assuming Hatfield-McCoy propor-
In the opening acts of the show
the visitors will have the punch lines.
It would be a travesty on a gullible
public were the writer to pretend that
Vic Wertheimer and Dick Kopel have
a Chinaman's chance against State's
Herb Thompson and Cut Jennings at
121 and 128 pounds respectively.
The main event of the evening, ad-
vance dope has it, will be the war to
the bitter end at 155 pounds waged
between our Mr. Ray Deane and the
second and equally devastating Jen-I
nings twin known as Bo. Ray' is a
veritable savage in action, but so is
]o Jennings. Ray rises to heights in
competition he never attains in prac-
tice.. He is strictly a money player.
Bo Jennings is a National Collgiate
champ. There's little to choose from
between these two arid tonight the
fur will fly aplenty.
Herb Rarin' To Go
The welterweight clash features a
rejuvenated Herb Barnett versus
Johnny-Marrs of East Lansing. Herb
incurred a very ugly mouse in the
right eye region last Monday night,
but the peeper is looking much bet-
ter these days and the Oklahoma
high school champ is out for the
kill now. Marrs is pinch-hitting for
the regular 145 pounder who is hors
de combat, and boasts an aggressive
spirit that sets a fast pace and sus-
tains it for nine grueling minutes.
If Herb's experience prevails in this
one, and it should, the Michigan
boy is still going to know he went
through the wringer to cop the de-
A match which may eqal the
lightweight fray in point of fury and
downright excitement is the 155
pound battle between Mary Becker
and State's Captain Freeman (Tuf-
fy) Merrill. Tuffy is National Jun-
ior titleholder at his weight and
goes about his work in very business-
like fashion. He has perhaps the
fastest refleyes on the invader's team.
If matches are won in accordance
with wrestling experience Mary
won't win. But so far this season

uintet, Natators Play Rivals Away

Hoekey Squad.Promises Better
Contest Against Invincible Foe



Marv has demonstrated something
which has twice overcome veteran
opponents, and tonight the Wolver-
ine puts this intangible something on
the block once again.
Bill Courtright's performance last
Monday night did not please Bill
Courtright at all. Tonight Corky
tangles with just about the same
type of opponent in Johnny Spalink,
tough, gutty but not classy, and Bill
has every intention of erasing the
blot from the escutcheon. He'll do
it too.
The Spartan light-heavy, Jim Fos-
ter, is the substitute for the substi-
tute for the regular 175-pounder. It
follows that he will be no match for
Capt. Jim Galles, who has been
taught never to accept substitutes.
Here's a glorious opportunity for
Michigan to capture a vital five-
point win on a fall.
Heavyweight Climax
The heavyweight climax, under
the supervision of our own Johnny
Greene and State's Mike Dendrinos,
will be a robust and hearty tussle.
These men make no pretense to com-
mand of fancy technique. They are
both what is known as gqod strong
boys, Mike has a 15 pound' weight
advantage but Johnny is faster. Both
possess a great; competitive spirit
and each confidently expects to turn
his opponent's shoulders down and
toes up when they lock grips along
abbut 9:30 this evening.
And a word in closing: An ex-
haustive poll of the Varsity grap-
plers reveals that they feel a lot
better when the customers in the
stands are cheering them on and
reminding them to use the old key-
lock and the bar-arm on dat guy.
Up at East Lansing the fans howled
themselves silly last Tuesday night.
Be a downright shame if it turned
out the cow college could do some-
thing better than Michigan.
Entries Requested
For I-M Tourneys
All-Campus tournaments for indi-
viduals will be conducted in 12 sports
by the Intramural Department be-
tween the start of the second semes-
ter and the middle of March. Entries
for these tourneys are being taken
now and will be taken until Feb. 2.
Contestants should hand in their
entries at the Sports Building as soon
as possible in Eorder to facilitate the
pairing off.
The tournaments will be held in
the following sports: badminton,
codeball, fencing, handball, paddle-
ball, squash, tennis, wrestling, foul
throwing, gymnastics, rifle shooting,
skating, and twenty-one. All winners
will receive gold medals.

Gophers' Strong Offense
Puts Michigan Quintet
In Role Of Underdogs
(Special to The Daily)
MINNEAPOLIS. 'Jan. 16.-Michi-
gan's scrappy cagers will attempt to
make it two straight in Conference
play tomorrow night when they in-
vade the field house to face a strong
Minnesota quintet.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan's squad
from Ann Arbor have won only one
game in Big Ten competition and
that was last Monday night when
they scored a 34-32 upset triumph
over the Northwestern Wildcats who
are the only team to hold a Confer-
ence decision over the Gophers. The
Wolverines have bowed to Iowa, Pur-
due and Illinois while Minnesota has
defeated Ohio State, Indiana and
Tomorrow's battle will be a test of
an offensive team against a defen-
sive team. The Gophers are second
in Big Ten scoring, having chalked
up 198 points in four games, while
the Wolverines, despite their three
defeats, have the third best defensive
record in the Conference, their op-
ponents being able to garner just 152
Coach Oosterbaan was still unde-
cided whom he would start against
Dave MacMillan's quintet, but said
"he would probably stick to the same
line-up that started against North-
western." In that case, Capt. Bill
\artmill and Mel Comin would be
at the forward posts, Big Jim Mand-
ler at center and Leo Doyle and
Ralph Gibert at guards.'
Cartmill is still hampered some-
what by a sprained ankle, and if it
should be bothering him, either Bob
Shemky or Morrie Bikoff, both soph-
omores, would get the nod. Bikoff
has not completely recovered from
the hip injury which he received in
the Northwestern game but will be
ready for active duty should he be
The Gopher line-up is quite indef-
inite, with Coach MacMillan very
C much undecided who he would start.
The only man sure to start is Don
Smith, senior forward and a mem-
ber of the Gopher quintet that was
beaten by the Maize and Blue last
year, 41-24. At the present, Smith
is leading the Minnesota team in the
race for individual scoring honors in
the Big Ten with 43 points.
It was not known tonight whether
Don Carlson, leading Minnesota
point-getterlast season, was still in
school. If he is still registered at
the university, the Minneapolis se-
nior will hold down the other for-
ward spot. Otherwise, Warren Ajax
or Tony Jaros will take over that
Either junior Bill Lind or Don
Mattson, six foot, four inch sopho-
more, will be at center. At guard,
MacMillan willrprobably start Hal
Thune, a senior, and Ken Exel, a
junior letterman.
At this 30th meeting between the
two schools on the hardwoods, the
1941 Minnesota football team will re-
ceive its final honor when the Dr.
Henry P. Williams football trophy-
recently put up by the Minnesota M
Club-will be given to the team be-
tween the halves.
The trophy will be awarded yearly,
and is to be given to the team fin-
ishing first in a newspaper poll rank-
ing. It replaces the Dickinson trophy,
which was retired by the Gophers
last season.
It was expected that Major John L.
Griffith, Big Ten commissioner,
would be on hand to take part in
the presentation.E


" Sextet's Unique Positions
" Decides Big Ten Title t
Daily Sports Editorl
MICHIGAN'S hockey team holdse
the key to the Western Confer-
ence puck championship. But it isn'tt
exactly a pleasant situation for Coach
Eddie Lowrey and his hard-fighting t
As the situaition stands now, thet
ice crown will go to the team which1
beats Michigan the most times in
a four-game series. Only three
schools in the Big Ten support in-I
tercollegiate hockey at present al-I
though the University of Chicago's
gridless Maroons are making a few
overtures toward adopting the
sport. The other two of course aret
Illinois, which winds up a two-j
game series with the Wolverines
here tonight, and Minnesota.
THE ILLINI and the Gophers, how-
ever, will not meet this year be-
cause Minnesota's Coach Larry Arm-~
strong has refused to schedule the,
power-packed Orange and Blue com-
bination. He takes this stand with
the declaration that Illinois was un-
sportsmanlike and too rough in their
series last year. The Illini are of the
opinion that the real r.eason for Arm-
strong's attitude is that they are
simply too good and that Armstrong
doesn't relish taking the beating they
almost certainly would if the two sex-
tets clashed.
The actual reason for the break
in relations is probably somewhere.
in between.
BUT MEANWHILE, the underman-
ned Wolverines, who are pres-
ently on pleasant though somewhat
impotent terms with both other
schools, have four games slated with
each. If the Michigan icemen, for
instance, can knock off Minnesota
a couple games, that will probably
give the title to Illinois or vice versa.
Illinois Coach Vic Heyliger, for-
mer Wolverine ace, has recently
tried once again to smooth rela-
tions with Minnesota, but failed.
He called Armstrong long distance
and couched his argument in dip-
lomatic language. Failing to make
headway, however, it is said that
Vic asked the Gopher mentor point
blank if the real reason wasn't the
fact that Illinois was just too good.
Whereupon Armstrong hung up.
SPORTS HASH: According to his
teammates swimming Capt. Dobby
Burton was buttonholed by some fel-
low in the hotel lobby after the Wol-
verine tankmen had easily beaten the
Y.M.C.A. in an exhibition meet up
at Grand Rapids ... this fellow show-
ered effusive compliments on Dobby
concerning the sportsmanlike man-
ner in which his team had conducted
itself . . . which was fine until four
bars 8f hotel soap slipped out of Dob-
by's coat pocket and fell only too
noticeably to the floor.
modesty prevents the sports
staff from boasting about its easy
basketball win over the typewriter
athletes of the edit staff yesterday
. . . but the edits swore as they
limped front the hardwoods that
they would get even, so discount
90 per cent of anything you read
on page one concerning the game
.... even as you would a Japanese


Swim Squad To Compete
With Stars From State,
Wayne, In AAU Meet
Michigan's kings of collegiate
swimming will face their toughest
test to date this season when they
tangle with Michigan State, Wayne
University, and other surroundingj
colleges in the State AAU Meet at'
East Lansing tonight.
So far in the young campaign the
Wolverines have romped away with
easy victories over Amherst, Olney-
ville, and Grand Rapids, and al-
though tonight's encounter will un-
doubtedly offer the Maize and Blue
natators stiffer competition than
they have yet met this year. neither
Coach Matt Mann nor the tankers
themselves expect much trouble in
subduing their automobile state op-
Race For National Title
Oddly enough, the feature race of
the evening will be for a national
title instead of a state one. For the
medley relay national junior cham-
pionship will be decided during to-
night's festivities.
Heavy favorite to cop the coveted
trophy, the Wolverine trio of breast-
stroker Tommy Williams, backstrok-
er Dick Riedl, and freestyler Jackt
Patten will go all out in an effort
to crack the existing pool mark.
Neither Jim Skinner or John Share-
met, the team's two top breaststrok-.
ers, will make the trip to the capital
and Williams, who can swim equally
well in both the freestyle and breast-
stroke events, will handle the latter
duty for Mann's mermen.
In spite of the big medley attrac-
tion, the most thrill-packed race of
the night should be the 100 yard
free-style, if Wayne's Coach Leo
Maas sees fit to bring his National
Intercollegiate champ Bill Prew to
East Lansing. And if this happens,
the spectators rimming theSpartan
pool can be sure of seeing one of the
hottest duels ever waged in that na-
Gus Has Score To Settle
For Michigan's ace sprinter, Gus
Sharemet, has an old score to settle
with the Tartar star. Last year Prew,
a comparative unknown at that time,
took the measure of the Maize and
Blue freestyler every time they met,
beating him in the Wayne meet,
National Intercollegiates, and Na-
tional AAU. But that was a poor'
season for Gus. So far during this
campaign his practice form has giv-
en evidence that he has returned to
his old self and is ready to deal with
the Wayne natator.
Coach Mann will probably use the
vest-pocket battleship, Capt. Dobby
Burton, as Gus' running mate in this
event and there is a chance that Pat-
ten may also see service. On the!
other hand Wayne can toss in for-
mer national champ in the 50, Guy
Lumsden, to make things more in-
teresting. Studded with stars, the
100 yard free-style will be the hot-
test race on the program-providing
Bill Prew makes the trip from the
Tartar campus.

Tonight at 8:00, on Michigan ice,
Illinois' championship hockey team1
meets the Wolverines in the second
of their four scheduled contests, and
it looks as though only a miracle will 1
save Coach Eddie Lowrey's squad
from their second Big Ten loss.
Thursday, the Illini put on as spec-'
tacular an exhibition of skating, stickl
handling and shooting as has ever
been seen in the Coliseum. In down-
ing Captain Paul Goldsmith's out-;
fit, the Indians used what seemed
like every possible method in amass-
ing their overwhelming total of 10'
Amazing Aggregation
This team from Champaign is an
amazing aggregation. Last year they
took the Western Conference title
with six wins, one tie and one loss
over Michigan and Minnesota, the
only other teams competing. And of
that championship team, eight play-
ers were on the squad which came to
Ann Arbor this year. Yet nearly all
of the 10 scores and 10 assists racked
up by Vic Heyliger's boys were all
credited to sophomores.
The Wolverine puck team just did-
n't have the stuf to stand up to this
team which has been able, in prac-
tice, to score on big league outfits.
The Michigan lads gave their all, but
tthe blinding speed of the Illini left
them dazed before the first period
was well under way.
Varsity Will Fight
However, the Varsity sextet can be
counted upon to be in there battling
tonight, if only to even up for the
cut Roy Bradley received in his col-
lision with Amo Bessone in the thirdI
period of Thursday's game. The raw1

courage of this 130 pounder in block-
ing the roughest, toughest player on
the visiting squad has not been
matched in the Coliseum this year.
At latest reports Roy will be in the
lineup at the right defense post when
the teams take the ice tonight. He
received a two inch laceration over
the left eye, but Coach Lowrey ex-
pects that this will not prove enough
to keep him out of the fray.
The team which will be out, to
garner its first victory of the year.
will be the same at the face-off as
it was Thursday, according to Coach
Lowrey. This means that the for-
ward line will be composed of Cap-
tain Goldsmith at right wing, Max
Bahrych at left wing, and Johnny
Braidford at center. The back line
will be Ed Reichert at left defense
and Bradley at right defense.
Hank In The Nets
At goal as usual will be Hank
Loud. In the first game the Illini
bounced no less than 47 shots off
Hank's pads.
The Illinois lineup will probably
be a duplication of their original
team, which proved so successful.
Starting at goal will be Jack Gillan,
who held the Wolverines scoreless in
the opening game, while making a
total of 24 saves during the 60 min-
utes. This was his first shut-out,
after three years on the Illinois
Amo Bessone and George Balestri
will handle the starting defense as-
signments; Roland DePaul, the lad
who pulled the hat trick and then
added an extra goal for good mea-
sure, 'will be in the center slot,
flanked by the Palazzari brothers,
1Aldo and Mario.


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Cartmill (c') F
Comin F
Mandler C
Doyle G
Gibert G


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Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23-24
Three concerts
in the Rackham Building

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