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'4iTY11, 1943





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Michigan Seeks Repeat Victory;
Comin May Get Starting Berth

(Continued from Page 1)
lieves that his quintet will give the
Spartans a good showing. He was
very pleased with their play against
Minnesota during the weekend of
finals, and thinks that they will con-
tinue it tonight. The Wolverine
squad was hurt by the loss of Ralph
Gibert, soph star, who failed to at-
tain his scholastic averfage. How-
ever, Coach Oosterbaan said that
while the team would be weakened
defensively, they might be stronger on
Comm Has Starting Edge
In place of Gibert, Oosterbaan
will start either Mel Comin, Morrie
Bikoff or Bob Shemky. Big Mel
Comin seems to have the edge be-
cause of his extra height, but Bikoff
has given the Wolverines plenty of
spark by play of late.
Rangy Jim Mandler, Michigan's
ace center, is he big threat of the
invading Wolverines tonight. He led
the quintet to its first victory over
the Spartans as he looped in 15
points. He also has topped the squad
in scoring honors throughout 'the
season, and State can be counted on
to keep their eyes closely pinned on
the big Maize and Blue pivot man.
Mandler has played aggressive ball
during the whole season and his
height-six feet four inches-adds
to his importance.
Gerard Is High Scorer
Facing the Wolverines will be
"Jumping Joe" Gerard, who has al-
ready broken the Spartans all-time
record for points scored in one sea-
son. The flashy State forward has
scored 176 points in 17 games, which
tops the record of 173 points set in
1938 by George Falkowski. Com-
bined with Gerard is Chet Aubuchon,
who has been shifted from guard to
a forward spot. He has found this
position to his liking and has greatly
helped the Spartans' offensive at-
tack in their recent battles.
Assistant Coach Ernie McCoy, who
saw the Michigan State-Butler tilt
last Saturday night, said that the
Spartans are playing a different type
of ball than they showed the Wol-
verines in their last meeting. They
are now using the fast break and
have shown that it was just what

Return Match
Is Strong Test
Buckeye Swimmers Boast
Big Win Over Gophers;
Wildcats, Purdue Next
(Continued on Page 2)

1 1

w w 0 What Will Happen Now?
*!Acute Rubber Shortage
Daily Sports Editor
* * * *

they needed to give them that added
punch. State was nosed out by the
Butler squad, 36-34, as they tossed
the game away by missing nine free
With 40 seconds left in the game
State failed to connect on two free
throws which would have tied up
the fray. McCoy said that, while
they lost, Michigan State looked
plenty tough and that it took all that
Butler could give to win. Butler
defeated Michigan earlier in the
season, 45-37.
Tonight's tilt will start at 8 p.m.
Michigan Pos. Michigan State
Cartmill F Gerard
Comin F Aubuchon
Mandler C Stone
Doyle G Peterson
MacConnachie G Burk

that the Wolverines will battle a
vastly superior Ohio State team as
compared with the one that suffered
the 16 point defeat here a few weeks
In two events won by the Buckeyes
against Minnesota, the times were
faster than those turned by Coach
Matt Mann's victors when they last
beat the Columbus crew. Ohio State
Capt. John Leitt won the 50 yard
freestyle in 23.9, two-tenths of a
second faster than Michigan Capt.
Dobby Burton churned against the
same Leitt. And Jack Ryan covered
the 440 distance in 4:58.1 in com-
parison with Wolverine Johnny Pat-
ten's 4:58.7 winning time when he
defeated Ryan.
Not only that, but every one of
Ohio State's natators swam a faster
race against the Gophers than they
did when they invaded Ann Arbor.
Particularly impressive was sopho-
more Don Schnabel, who whipped a
highly-favored Arne Elchlepp in the
220 yard freestyle. Schnabel can be
counted upon to give Michigan's Pat-
ten a tougher battle than he did
the last time out, and he may press'
the Wolverine ace to a record-
breaking performance,
Spotlight On Diving
But the spotlight of tonight's meet
will once again be focused on the
diving, where Michigan's colorful T-
Bone Martin will meet the return
challenge of Ohio State's two spring-
board stars, Frank Dempsey apd
Charlie Batterman. Generally re-
garded as the three best divers in col-
legiate circles today, they were
locked in a diving duel as close as
ever seen in Ann Arbor before Martin
closed with a rush to take first place
with 417.1 points and break the sev-
en year reign of the Buckeye diving
corps. Tonight Dempsey and Bat-
ternan will go all out in an attempt
to turn the tables on the Wolverine
ace, and anything can happen be-
fore the final figures are tabulated.
The feature paddling event of the
night will likely be the 150 yard back-
stroke, where Maize and Blue star
Dick Reidl will match strokes with
the Scarlet and Gray sophomore sen-
sation, Mark Follansbee. The Col-
umbus lad barely touched out Reidl
in their last meeting and tonight's
race promises to be just as close,
with the winner being a toss-up.
Allen Returns To Team
With a few exceptions, Mann will
stick to the same lineup that handed
the Buckeyes the 50-34 beating. Jim
Skinner will swim the breaststroke
leg of the 300 yard medley relay in
place of John Sharemet, and Bruce
Allen, who was just declared eligible,
will team with Dobby Burton in the
50 yard freestyle. Allen churned
his way to a mildly sensational 23.3
time trial two days ago to offer con-
clusive proof that he is ready to take
up where he left off before the in-
eligibility axe struck him.
Reidl and Gus Sharemet will round
out the medley team, while Patten
will probably take absent Tommy
William's spot in the 400 yard relay
event to make that quartet read Bur-
ton, Gus Sharemet, Patten and Lou
Kivi. Patten will also swim the 220
and 440, with Kivi as his running
mate in the former and Walt Stew-
art in the latter. Gus Sharemet and
Burton willbe seeking a revenge vic-
tory over Leitt in the 100 yard free-
style, and Skinner and John Share-
met will once again team up in the

New Matmeii Compensate Keen
For Loss Of Mel Becker, Wight

HERE'S a story I didn't hear in
church. It's an old story but
now perhaps it has a modern twist.
A golfer died and, like most golf-
ers, did not go to Heaven. He went
to the other place. When he arrived,
Satan took him out and proudly
showed him a golf course.
It was the most magnificent
layout the newcomer had ever be-
held, as green as an emerald, mani-
cured to the last detail. Then the
golfer was handed a set of clubs
which were a joy to feel.
"Well," he grinned delightedly,
this is not so bad. Now give me a
couple balls and I'll try it."
To which Satan replied: "That's
the hell of it. There aren't any
rf TE SITUATION is becoming more
acute every day. Not only the
golf ball, but the tennis ball, the
bladders in basketballs and footballs,
the rubber used in all types of sports
equipment-these, the base of the
entire athletic industry, are begin-
ning to feel the pinch of a tightening
war effort. The day is rapidly ap-
proaching when some of them will
not only be scarce, but, in fact, virtu-
ally non-existent.
It is generally understood that
most manufacturers of athletic
equipment still have supplies on
hand which are not being delivered
to their salesmen. What equipment
is being delivered to the general
pudic, then, is being distributed in
some cases on a sort of voluntary
rationing basis.
TAKE, as an example, the case of
golf balls. Most manufacturers
will dole them out to the pros at
various clubs as they see fit. Thenj
the pros will hand them out to the'
club members to meet the demand
as equitably as possible. The club
members in turn will be expected, of
course, to observe the greatest pos-
sible care of the balls. Thus, there
will be several controls on the supply.
This is a fine method of conserving;
the present supply. But even if this
sort of plan is carried through to

perfection, the manufacturer's stocks
will sometime run completely out.
And this is where the greatest source
of trouble to sports is anticipated.
Federal officials, as previously re-
ported, have adopted a policy of
placing sports equipment manufac-
turers high on the priorities list for
rubber supplies, when immediate de-
fense needs are filled. Under all-out
war emergency, it may be a very
long time until the conditions of
this last clause are fulfilled.
Leigh Plummer, nation-wide rub-
ber expert, brings the problem into
stark reality when he says:
"We still are faced by the grim
fact that if we have only enough
rubber for vital defense needs, we
can not take care of sports . . .
the shortage (at present) is so des-
perate that the sports people are
going to have to wait."
O NARROW the shortage problem
down to a local angle, Hank
Hatch, Michigan's equipment man-
ager was consulted last night. Hank
reported that the University has not
been hit yet by the situation, that
Wolverine sports teams have been
promised delivery on equipment
through this fall. But after that
looms a rather ominous question
"It will be considerably more
difficult for retail dealers to ob-
tain equipment than it will for a
large institution such as the Uni-
versity of Michigan," Hank de-
clared. "This is so because of the
extremely high morale value of
intercollegiate competition."

There is a rule of long standing
here at Michigan which bars Cliff
Keen from the Carillon Tower at'
this time of year.
With the semester grades of his
Varsity matmen daily dribbling in at
the Administration Building, these
reports usually hacking to bits a
team he has been moulding into a
unit since the season's start, it has
been ever feared that the sorely be-
leaguered coach would take the easy
way out by doing a Brodie out the
eighth floor window.
This year any such precautions
will be highly unnecessary. Because
Mr. Keen is today happy as a lark,
almost. True, he has lost some men,
but to date none of them have been'
through ineligibility, and to compen-
sate for these losses a brace of very
valuable matmen have been newly



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admitted to the Varsity wrestling
Those who are no longer with us
are 145 pounder Mel Becker and 136
pounder Ed Wight. Mel signed up
with the Navy the other day and Ed
has dropped out of school to work.
This clearing of the ranks leaves
Herby Barnett unchallenged as the
Varsity welterweight representative
and Ray Deane equally without com-
petition among the lightweights.
The duo whose recent O.K. by the
eligibility department has pleased
Cliff Keen no end is 145 pound Man-
ly (Johnny) Johnson and 128 pound
Harvey Littleton. Johnny is a trans-
fer from Oklahoma A&M, and for
anyone in the wrestling know at all
this is the acme of recommendations.
Harvey is a grappler of such ability
that the coach is going to have a
rugged job choosing between him and
lion-hearted Bunny Anderson for the
starting featherweight post.



[F, HOWEVER, Hatch continued,
the government desired to
grab the existing supplies of raw
rubber which are now in the stocks
of athletic equipment manufacturers,
and this is likely at any time, then
the fl(Sw of finished products, al-
ready lessened, would cease entirely.
As that famous guy once said:
"War certainly is - - -!"
Boston 8, Montreal 1
Chicago 5, New York 2

Varsity. Spartans, Hurons Vie
In Track Meet At East Lansing
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The 1942 edition of the Michigan
track team will see its indoor season
off to a big start in a triangular
meet with Michigan State and Michi-
gan Normal Saturday night at East
Lansing, and from the looks of things,
this opener has more angles to it
than the most complicated geometric
Regardless of the fact that some
of these angles may turn out
against the Michigan team's favor,
and that the thinclads from Ypsi
are stronger this year than they have
been for many years past, followers
of the fortunes of the Wolverine cin-
dermen are fairly confident that the
Maize and Blue runners will start
the season off on the right foot and
sail through to a victory over their
two traditional intrastate oppon-
Foremost among the interesting
angles of the meet is the very close
race expected in the quarter-mile
event between Michigan's Bobby Ufer
and Michigan Normal's sensational
sophomore, Joe Matyunas. Matyun-
Fraternities To Hold
Relay Trials Today
Approximately 30 fraternity relay
teams will set their four best 220
men on the Yost Field House track at
8 p.m. tonight in the preliminaries
of the half-mile relay chaimpionship.
Sigma Chi, defending champions,
will lead the field in the tests which
will leave four teams to vie for the
title which will be run off the night
of the Michigan-Notre Dame track
meet on Feb. 27.
At 4:30 p.m. today Sigma Alpha
Mu and Thelta Delta Chi will battle
for the fraternity handball crown.
Two singles and one doubles match
will determine the new title-holder.
Wayne 51, Cincinnati 43
Ohio U 42, Youngstown 40 (O.T.)
Kalamazoo 43, Adrian 37
Hope 55, Hillsdale 37

as turned in the surprise win of last
June's outdoor AAU meet when he
defeated Warren Breidenbach, one
of the Wolverine all-time greats, in
the 440. From all indications so far
this year, however, Ufer is enjoying
the best season of his career so that
the outcome of Saturday's race ap-
pears to be just as unpredictable as
Ann Arbor's traditionally unpredict-
able weather.
Hlad In Hurdles
Another event that will be watched
with interest by track fans in Satur-
day's meet is the low hurdles. Run-
ning for Michigan Normal will be
Whitey Hlad who ranks with the
foremost timber-toppers in the coun-
try today and so is expected to have
little difficulty in sweeping both the
highs and lows.
The Wolverine interest in the low
hurdles, however, will center around
Al Thomas, one of the most versatile
men on the Maize and Blue squad.
Thomas, who has been a star sprint-
er and member of the Michigan crack
mile relay team in seasons past, has
shown much capability along the
timber-topping lines this year, and
is expected to give Hlad pretty much
of a run for his money.
Scott Has Edge In Mile
Another angle to the meet is found
in the distance events. Bill Scott,
the Spartan miler, holds the edge at
that distance and should have little
trouble in breaking the tape ahead
of Normal's Duane Zemper and Mich-
igan's Will Ackerman. If the Ypsi
coach elects to run Zemper, the best
of the two-milers, in the shorter dis-
tance, however, the Normal star. can-
not be expected to fare so well in his
two-mile stint and it is probable that
that race will see Ernie Leonardi,
the Wolverine sophomore distance
flash, take the honors in that event.
Whatever the outcome of these
angles and the close competition ex-
pected to occur in several of the
events listed on the card,however,
it is not expected that the Wolverines
will have too much trouble in tak-
ing home top honors in their first
indoor meet. Important, too, is the
fact that the meet will afford some
indication of how the Wolverines are
to fare in the Big Ten meet at Chi-
cago, which is only three weeks

Red Ruffing Eyes
New Series Mark
Of Seven Victories
LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 10.-(P)
-Red Ruffing, going into his 20th
year of baseball, has his arm cocked
for a World Series pitching record
of seven victories.
If the New York Yankees win the
American League pennant, Red's
likely to achieve his goal n'ext fall. He
already has notched six triumphs to
tie the mark of Chief Bender and
Waite Hoyt. He hasn't been beaten
in the classic since Carl Hubbell
nipped him in 1936.
"I really thought I'd get a chance
to break the record last fall against
the Dodgers," the big righthander
said today. ."But Manager Joe Mc-
Carthy wouldn't let me pitch again
after I won the first game, so that
was that. Of course, it's a long time
until October and the next series,
but if we make it I'll be out there
firing for that seventh win."
An important meeting of all
candidates fornthe 1942 football
team will be heldt at 4:15 p.m. to-
morrow in Room 319 of the Union.
-Fritz Criser.



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