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Y, JANUARY 24, 1942



Cagers, Swimmers



Invading Ohio State



Powerful Buckeye Quintet Favored;
Zlernwen 's String Of Wins At Stake

Basketball Team Will Tr
Victory As Natators O
On The Hardwood .v.*.
(Continued from Page 1)
trate the close-knit Ohio State de-I
But the Michigan team these Scar-r
let and Gray cagers will face will bet
somewhat different in frame ofc
mind than the one that was soundlyc
trounced by Wisconsin earlier in theE
week. This Wolverine team is filled
with fight and spirit and has itst
teeth sharpened to claw the Buck-C
eyes down to ordinary size. All week
long the slogan has been "Beat Ohiot
State," and tonight's clash will tell]
the story.I
To date the Buckeyes hold deci-
sions over Iowa and Northwesternl
while the Wolverines have beaten
only the Wildcats. Ohio State has
suffered defeats at the hands of;
Minnesota, Purdue and Illinois as1
compared with Michigan's losses to
the Hawkeyes, the Boilermakers, thet
Illini, the Gophers and the Badgers.-
To Use Same Team
Coach Harold Olsen will start the
same team against the Wolverines
that he did against Northwestern.
Fred Miller ahd Bud Wise will be at;
forwards, Jack Wilce at the pivot,
spot and Capt. Jack Graf and Max<
Gecowets at the guard positions.
Miller is a six foot two inch junior
who is one of the scrappiest players1
on the Buckeye team. He's been im-]
proving with each succeeding game
and dropped no less than 13 points
through the hoop against the Wild-;
cats. Wise, a clever ball-handler, is
playing his first season in a Scarlet
and Gray uniform and has been one
of the main cogs in the Ohio State
At center, Olsen has been alternat-
ing Wilce with Bob Shaw, regular
end or the Buckeyes' 1940 grid
squad. Both are sophomores, but
Wilce will probably get the starting
assignment because of his shooting
Gecowets Leads Scoring
Captain Graf sets up many of the
Ohio State plays but is no sharp-
shooter when it comes to scoring
points. That particular job has been
capably handler by Gecowets, who
has totaled 49 points in the last
three games.
Wolverine cage mentor, Bennie
Oosterbaan stated he would start
Capt. Bill Cartmill and Ralph Gi-
bert at forwards, Jim Mahdler at
center and Leo Doyle and Bill Mac-
Connachie at guards, but indicated
that both Mel Comin, who sparked
the Maize and Blue cagers to their
only Big Ten victory, and Morrie
Bikoff would see plenty of action.
Cartmill's ankle is in tip-top
shape and Doyle's has recovered suf-
ficiently to allow him to. play. Gi-
bert was bothered by a cold earlier in
the week, but showed no ill-effects in
yesterday's practice session. Comin's
touch of pink eye has disappeared
and Bikoff's injured hip, which kept
him from playing in the Wisconsin
game, has healed.
All this is very gratifying to Ooos-
terbaan who said that "tonight's
game will be one of the hardest
fought games Wolverine fans will see
all year."
*I * *

For Second Conference
pen HomeCampaign
In The Pool
(Continued from Page 1)
Lou Haughey versus Ohio State's
Frank Dempsey and Charley Batter-
man. In Martin, Dempsey and Bat-
terman the fans will see the three
outstanding divers in collegiate cir-
cles pitting their abilities against
each other.
There is some likelihood, however,
that Batterman won't be able to
compete due to a vertebrae fracture
suffered during Christmas vaca-
tion. In this case, the colorful Mar-
tin will battle Dempsey for the first-
place points, with the winner being
a toss-up. Some think T-Bone is
better than Mann's last champion-
ship springboard artist, Dick Dege-
ner, while Dempsey and Batterman
are the pre-season choices to cop
the national crown. Anyway you
look at it, it should be the hottest
diving duel seen in the Sports Build-
ing Pool for these many years.
Equally outstanding will be the
150-yard backstroke race in which
Maize and Blue ace Dick Riedl
clashes with the sensational Buckeye
sophomore, Mark Follansbee. Gen-
erally acclaimed the two top back-
strokers in the Western Conference,
Riedl and Follansbee will match
strokes in what Matt Mann thinks
is the pre-scheduled racing of the
Big Ten title event.
Another battle in which the win-
ner can't be figured on paper is the
300-yard medley relay. Opening up
the meet, this event will give the
Wolverine relay trio of Riedl, Skin-
ner and Gus Sharemet their tough-
est assignment to date. Swimming
for the Columbus lads will be Fol-
lansbee, Charley Spangler and Capt.
John Leitt, each one a star in his
own right.
Skinner Vs. Spangler
Maize and Blue breaststroke star
and national champion, Jim Skinner
will face his nearest ,rival for Con-
ference honors when he tackles
Spangler. The Wolverine is favored
to win, but not without a battle.
John Sharemet will carry the rest
of the Michigan hopes in the breast-
stroke, while Steve Grimm will team
with Spangler in an effort to upset
the Wolverine aces.
Jack Patten and Gus Sharemet
should have things their own way in
the 100-yard freestyle where their
toughest competition will come from
Capt. Leitt of the invaders. The
Buckeye leader, however, is more
than capable of pulling an upset but
chances are that he won't be able to
whip both of the Wolverines, let
alone one.
In the 50-yard freestyle Michigan's
captain Dobby Burton and teammate
Lou Kivi are slated to finish one-
two. Peppe can call upon Leitt, John
Martin, John Florence or Albert Al-
meida to battle the popular Wolver-
ine, leader and Kivi, with Almeida
and Martin probably getting the nod.
Almeida may give the Maize and
Blue entries some trouble, but Bur-
ton and Kivi should be able to stave
off his closing sprint.
Patten To Swim 220
The 220 freestyle will see Patten,
one of the most highly-rated tankers
in the nation, swimming his favorite
distance against the visitors' much-
publicized sophomore, Don Schnabel.
With Patten expected to take first
place with ease, the real battle should
be between Schnabel and either
Tommy Williams or Bill Stewart of
Michigan for the runner-up and
third place marker.
Without Patten carrying the Var-
sity hopes in the 440, the Buckeyes,
with Schnabel and Ryan entered,
have a better than even chance of
garnering the first spot in this en-
counter. Mann will probably call

upon Stewart and Perry Trytten to
attempt to halt the lads from Colum-
bus at the quarter-mile distance.
Wolverines To Win Relay
Final event of the night, the 400-
yard freestyle relay should wind up
on the Michigan side of the ledger.
Burton, Kivi, Patten and Gus Share-
met can give any quartet in the land
a battle not to be forgotten and
should have little trouble in dispos-
ing of the invading entry of Leitt,
Martin, Florence and Almeida.
On paper it figures to be the clos-
est meet Matt Mann's natators have
had in a long time, but the Wolver-
ines are favored to have another
notch in that victory belt when it's
all over.

To Lead Teams-
NE M Y r r ~~:gp rs n g||gg

Matmen Face
Strong Squad
From Findlay
Courtright Out Of Lineup;
Keen Claims Opposition
Is Of Unknown Quantity
(Continued from Page 1)
to be one of the best tussles to hit
the Field House mats this season.
There will be several line-up
changes for the Wolverines today.
Stepping down a notch from nis 128-
pound class, "Little Dynamite" Dick
Kopel will take on one Tony Bonito
in the 121 division, while either Vic
Wertheimer or Maurie Anderson,
both sophomores, will start at 1281
against the Oilers' Lester Latta.
Since the Wolverines' ace 165-
pounder, Bill Courtright, will be out
of the meet with a sprained knee,
Keen has decided to move some of,
his middleweight grapplers up. With
Deane or Barnett at 145, it will be
Mel Becker or possibly Barnett again
in the 155 spot to take on the Oilers'
only other returning letterman, Keith
Hummon, a junior, in what promises
to be at least the second best match
of the meet.
Taking Courtright's job over at
165, Mary Becker has another tough
assignment in stopping the Oiler's
Frank Gren. Gren went to the finals
of the Inter-States Meet last year
before succumbing. Findlay took
third in that meet behind Kent State
and Michigan State.
Captain Jim Galles looks like a
sure thing as usual against sopho-
more Orris Sheldon at 175. Galles is
undefeated against some very tough
competition this year, and only a
very surprising upset will put Shel-
don in the win column.
Rounding out the afternoon's pro-
ceedings, young, reliable Johnny
Green, replete with 190-odd pounds
of tricks and power meets an oppo-
nent of unknown quantity, fellow
sophomore, Dick Faykosh. From the
lack of publicity given Faykosh we
should judge that Johnny ought to
come out ahead in this scrap, but
who are we foolish mortals to taunt
fate with a prediction.f

Capt. Bill Cartmill, fully recov-
ered from a recent ankle injury,
leads the victory-hungry Wolver-
ines against the fast-stepping Ohio
State quintet at 7:30 p.m. today at
the Field House. Michigan enters
the tilt as an underdog, but Cart-
mill and his mates are shooting for
an upset.
. , Against Invaders


Var'isity Pucknien Seek Second
Victory Over Minnesota Tonight

When the Findlay College Oilers
meet the Michigan matmen at 3
this afternoon in Yost Field House,
they will be led by somewhat of a
phenomenon these days in inter-
collegiate athletics, a student-
coach-captain, husky 145-pound
senior Jake Diemert.j
Biff Jones' Days As Grid
Mentor Ended By Army
WEST POINT, N. Y., Jan. 23.-( P)
-The football coaching career of
Major Biff Jones, guided largely by
the War Department for 21 years,
was ended today by an Army order
that brings him back to the U. S.
Military Academy, scene of his first
assignment as a gridiron mentor.
Head coach at the University of
Nebraska the past five years, Jones
was ordered back to service by the
Armny from which he resigned in
1937 to continue his football work.
He will report to West Point Feb.
2, officials said, and will succeed Col.
Louis E. Hibbs as Graduate Manager
of Athletics.'

(Special to 'The Daily)
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 23. - At-
tempting to bring its conference rec-
ord up to .500. Michigan's fighting
hockey team meets the Minnesota
Gophers here tomorrow night in the
final encounter of their two game
series on Minneapolis ice.
The Wolverines finally got into the
win column by virtue of their 3-2
victory over Coach Larry Armstrong's
outfit last night. This followed six
games in which they were only able
to garner one tie while taking losses
in all the rest.
Wolverines Second In Conference
So far in the three-cornered con-
ference race, Michigan is second by
virtue of one win and two losses-
both to Vic Heyliger's Illini in last
week's series-while the Gophers are
lodged in the cellar having playedI
only one game, and that was last
night's thriller in which they took it
on the chin. Should the Michigan
puckmen win tomorrow, they will
have a firm hold on the position until
the next Minnesota mix-up to take
place February :26 and 28 in Ann
In trying to hold his advantage
over the Golden Gophers, Coach Ed-1
die Lowrey will probably start the
same team which took the ice at the
opening face-off last night.
Starting in the nets will be de-
pendable Hank Loud, who hand-
cuffed the Minnesota team, holding
them to two scores while they were
sending shot after shot at the goal.
At right defense will be Jim Hull,
while at left defense will be "Rudy"
Reichert. "Rudy" has been doing a,
great job this year, and is one of the
toughest boys on the squad when it
comes to a body check.
Corson, Bradley And Collins
Probable starting front line con-
sists of Johnny Corson at center, Roy
Bradley on his left wing and Bob
Collins on the right. Roy played last
night with a bandage on his head to
protect it from possible re-opening of
the cut he received in the first game
with Illinois last week.
Collins has been turning into a
scoring threat lately, having scored
twice in the last two games. Coupled
with Captain Paul Goldsmith who
'scored the winning goal last night, he



was outstanding against the Minne-
sota outfit.
The other Wolverine line will be
made up of Johnny Bra idford, Max
Bahrych and Captain Goldsmith.
Bahrych was the third varsity skater
to score in last night's nmiee
Minnesota will take the ice with
the same sextet which faced the Wol-
verines in the first game. Goalie will
be Burt Joseph, who played a fine
game last night.. Bob Smith and
John Peterson will take care of the
Bob Arnold, who was the outstand-
ing player for the losers, will again
take the center post, and with him
will be Fred Yunger and Captain Al
Eggleton at the wings. They will be
I out to take their first conference win.

Radio Stars To Team
With Pros In Hatch
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Jan. 23.-(R)
-Those long, whistling tee shots-
the envy of all duffers-are going to
lose some of their lustre in a golfing
exhibition here Sunday.
National Open . Champion Craig
Wood called on a couple of players
whose success in the entertainment
world doesn't extend to the links to
help him put the golf drive in its pro-
per place.
Al Jolson, the Mammy singer, and
Ben Bernie, the "Old Maestro" of
band fame, will be the guinea pigs in
the little experiment cooked up by
Wood and Frank Walsh, his fellow
pro at the Normandy Isle Municipal
Wood and Bernie are going to team
against Walsh and Jolson and the
teammates will swap drives-Bernie
getting to play Wood's straight-down-
the-middle 250-yarders while Wood
must worry along with the sort of
tee shot that helps the band leader
score a 90 or so, on a good day.


Michigan Pos.
Cartmill (c) F
Gibert F
Mandler C
Doyle G
MacConnachie G

Ohio State
(e) Graf

Relay Quartet
To Be Picked
In TimeTrials
The track team's weekly time trials,
which are scheduled for the Field
House each Saturday afternoon, will
have an added significance for four
Wolverine thinclads today, for it is
today that Johnny Ingersoll, John
Purdue, Buck Dawson and Will Ack-
erman will be competing in a special
half-mile race to see which of them
gets the nod to fill in at the fourth
position on the Michigan two-mile
relay team which is to compete in the
Millrose Games in New York's Madi-
son Square Garden, Feb. 7.
Track Coach Ken Doherty has al-
ready selected three members of the
baton-passing crew which is to give
its allsin the big eastern spectacle.
Johnny Kautz and Dave Matthews,
both members of last year's cham-
pionship two-mile quartet, have been
named by the thinclad mentor to
make the trip, along with Bob Ufer,
foremost quarter-miler on the Wol-

Capt. Debby Burton, pupular
vest-pocket battleship of the Mich-
igan titlehclding swimming team,
will lead the natators into action
tonight against a strong Ohio State
aggregation to open up the home
season. The Maize and Blue star
will see action in two events against
the Buckeyes, swimming one leg on
the 400 yard relay team as well as
being favored to cop the 50 yard
Willie Hoppe Wins Again
CHICAGO, Jan. 23.-(P)--Willie
Hoppe tonight won his third straight
World Championship in three-cush-
ion billiards, defeating Welker Coch-
ran, 50 to 21, in 36 innings.
"CVest Grande"'
"Ummh! Ummh!" We can
hear a famous French chef
saying "Flautz's food, she is
so good I think I cook it my-
self!" and Flautz's dinners
are just that good. All they
need is you at one of our
tables to make the picture
We don't cook
ni r 1Fnnrl


ners in the country will be assembled
in New York to take part in the activ-
ities next month, but it is an aggrega-
tion from Manhattan College, sub-
ject of much advance publicity, which
is expected to cop the special two-
mile relay event.

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