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Sextet Faces Illini Today; Mat Tourney Opens



Puckmen Seek
Hockey Crown
In Last Series
Illinois Outfit Weakened
By Loss Of Great Trio;
Michigan May Surprise
(Continued from Page 1)
in seven games. A truly marked re-
versal in form.
As a preview of this coming week-
end series, two bases of comparison
between the two teams stand out:
1-Michigan will have ten men ready
for action, while the Illini have only
nine, one of them Cray Killen, a con-
verted goalie who is now playing
wing on the second line; 2--both
teams have played Michigan Tech
four times. Here is how they fared
against the Houghton six: Michigan
has won one (2-1), tied two (twice
2-2) and lost the fourth (4-1). Illi-
nois has won two (5-1 and 7-0), tied
another (2-2) and was defeated by
the Miners (4-3).
Teams Are Compared
Now try to compare. Michigan
took the single victory last Saturday,
and tied another just a week ago.
Illinois, on the other hand, was only
able to garner a tie after their team
had undergone the breakdown. In
the final meeting, the Illini incurred
the loss. However, Heyliger's sextet
defeated the strong Paris team, 5-3,
just three weeks ago (Paris trounced
Michigan, 9-1).
What will be the outcome of the
series? Well, that's one of those
things that is only written after the
game is over. The teams are more
evenly matched than in either of the
first two games. However, Illinois
must rate a slight edge after full
consideration of its record.
A mighty important factor in both
games is the condition of Michigan's
Captain Paul Goldsmith. Goldie is
stir. nursing a back injurylreceived
in the second Minnesota game played
two weeks ago. His appearance at
near top form" can boost the offen-
sive power of the Maize and Blue
Illinois must win both games in
order to retain the title. A split means
sharing, the title with the Gophers,
and a pair of Michigan victories
pushes the Illini to the bottom and
gives the Wolverines a half share,
with Minnesota taking the other.

0W hoo Indian Linent
# Good For 1Wd Seasons
Daily Sports Editor
* * * *
Freshman football coach Wallie Weber was house-cleaning down at-
his office yesterday . . . among the thousand and one interesting articles he
uncovered was a bottle of Wahoo Indian Liniment, sent to him while Michi-
gan was in the throes of a pro longed football drouth back in the middle
thirties . . . an Indian tribe in the Southwest mailed it up to Ann Arbor
with the admonition to "Rub in Well" on the gridmen's back and legs.
Norm Call, who was dogged by injuries throughout his collegiate
football carerr, dislocated his cartilage the other night in an intramural
basketball game .., but it's okay now .. . and hockey coach Eddie Low-
rey sustained a cut just above his eyebrow a couple evenings ago when
he was struck by a flying puck at the Coliseum . . . two stitches were re-
quired to close the wound . . . Danny Smick, former nine-letter man
at Michigan has been working out at the Field House.
OLD STANDBYS on the sports pages are anecdotes about athletes who
are victimized by more experienced teammates while taking their first
road trips ... track sophomore Len Alkon, in Chicago last weekend for tlae
Conference Indoor championships, was said to have whipped out his electric
shaver. plugged it in, then stopped suddenly with the observation: "Gee,
the electricity's faster here in Chicago than back home." . . . and some of
the swimmers nabbed T-Bone Martin's shoes while he was riding his first
Pullman up to Minnesota last week.
Election of a new basketball captain and manager and awarding of
letters has been held up a while pending the return of head coach
Bennie Oosterbaan, who is still in Arizona visiting his wife and son ...
Bennie may return this weekend .. . Fordham coach Jimmy Crowley
is filling one of the coaching berths in Tom Hamilton's Naval Cadet
training program ... he gets the spot in the Eastern center, located at
the University of North Carolina ... Earl Walsh, Crowley's Ram assis-
tant, is elevated to the head coaching post on Rose Hill . .. Ivan Will-
iamson, former Michigan flank ace, still receives prominent mention
for the football coaching job at Yale.. . the Eli athletic board is almost
set to dent the public prints with final announcements.
VOU MAY HAVE NTOTICED that yesterday's Daily account of the Varsity-
Freshman hockey game was dotted with the names of the yearling kid
line of Jack Hobbs ,Wil Ahonen and Bob Opland which powered its way to
a 7-5 win over the upperclassmen . . . Hobbs, who socked three goals past
goalie Hank Loud, is a Canadian from Calgary, Alberta, some 2000 miles
from Ann Arbor . . . Ahonen, who scored twice, is a Copper Country Irish-
man from the far reaches of the Upper Peninsula . . . while Opland, who also
bulged the cords twice, is a close neighbor from Calumet.
When the Wolvrine baseball team, defending Conference champ-
pions, meets the Maroons at Chicago, May 18, it will be the first time
in.history that Coach Ray Fisher has sent his nine into a doubleheader
... last year's Purdue contest at Lafayette was the initial night game
for Michigan . . . and they won it . . . Pete Lisagor, former Daily sports
editor and varsity second baseman, is now covering spring training
activities of the Chicago White Sox out in California.
OVERNMENT PRIORITIES on rubber have hit the golf and tennis teams
teams in entirely different manners . . . Links coach Ray Courtright
ordered twelve gross of golf balls recently but has received only two gross
thus far . . . he expects the rest to trickle in gradually . . . the tennis team
has been hit in a less fundamental but nonetheless discomforting manner
.. the rubber shortage is chasing the netters from automobiles to trains
for transportation .. . but indications are that only the first four singles
men will get lower berths, while the others climb.
Final decision on Michigan's tentative ten-game football schedule
for 1942 will probably come out of a three-man conference which is
working on a revised slate for all Conference elevens enabling as many '
of them as possile to meet service outfits, Major John L. Griffith, Big t
Ten Commissioner, Wisconsin's Harry Stuhldreher, and Northwestern's
Kenneth (Tug) Wilson.{

'Top Trio May
Bring Varsity
Big Ten Titles
Michigan Banks On Capt.
Galles, Bill Couriright,
Marv Becker For Wins
At exactly 4 p.m. tomorrow two
young fellows weighing 121 pounds
each will have at each other on the
mats in the University of Chicago's
Bartlett Gym and thus 'open the 1942
Big Ten Wrestling Tournament.
Trenchant facts about the title bid-
ders in the first four weight divisions
were respectfully submitted yester-
day. Today the job will be finished
with pertinent particulars about the
standout entries in the upper brack-
Seabrooke Heavy Favorite
All the here's-the-straight-dope
boys are picking Capt. Ted Seabrooke
of Illinois to clean house in the 155
pound sector. Captain Ted is unde-
feated and has to date so completely
circumscribed the efforts of his oppo-
nents that it will be a good boy in-
deed who noses him out.
And a trio of such good boys there
is in our own highly effective Mary
Becker, Purdue's sturdy Jim Paratore
and Iowa's Dick Geppert. Marv is
undefeated at this weight, while Gep-
pert intends to avenge his sole loss
of the season, sustained against Sea-
brooke last Saturday.
Roberts May Defend Crown
In the middleweights last year's
Big Ten champ, Johnny Roberts of
Wisconsin, will undoubtedly come
down from the lightheavyweight di-
vision to defend his honor. He and
Illinois' Norm Anthonisen are ex-
pected to put on the dog-eat-dog in
this department, although Bill Court-
right has not for naught been looking
like a veritable demon on wheels
down at the Field House all week.
And Iowa's Ralph Geppert has plenty
more to back up his bid than merely
a willing .spirit.
Out of the dust and sweat of the
175 pound fracases Capt. Jim Galles
should again outclass his way to the
champion's pinnacle. Jim's strongest
opposition will be tendered by Indi-
ana's Harry Traster, whom the Wol-
verine chieftain barely nosed out by
a single point in the same tourna-
ment last year. And Ken Berry of
that unbelievable Illinois octet is not
going to Chicago tomorrow just to
be a spectator.
Rsuggieri Looks Good
In the unlimited division where
technique usually bows to beef, bone
and brawn, Purdue's Frank Ruggieri
is the present handicapper's selection
now that Minnesota's Big TenI
champ, Butch Levy, is definitely out
of the fray with a bashed up knee.-
Here again, however, Illinois will
have a bold voice in Alex Agase, who
is really a light-heavy but who is
good enough to mess with the big
boys oneven terms. .
And in closing, a great big sur-
prise. The Big Nine becomes once
again in truth the Big Ten as Chi-t
cago forwards a very large and cap-t
able aspirant for the heavyweightt
crown. The gentleman's name is
Mustang, Tony Mustang, and those
in the know say he has the kick of

Favored Varsity Mernen Open
BigTen Title Battle Tomorrow

Confident and determined, a keyed-
up Michigan swimming team will
face the combined onslaught of the
rest of the Big Ten crews when the
Western Conference Championship
Meet gets under way tomorrow after-
noon in the Sports Building Pool.
In the books of the experts, and
even in the minds of the most rabid
anti-Wolverine rooters, Coach Matt
Mann's well-balanced Maize and
Blue aggregation is given little chance
of losing the title that it has cap-
tured for the last three years.
The challengers for the crown,
headed by a strong Buckeye squad
from Columbus, will begin to filter
into Ann Arbor today for workouts
in the Michigan natatorium. The
Ohio State outfit, although twice-
beaten by the Wolverines this year,
is expected to give the defenders
their stiffest competition, but pre-
dictions of swimming experts, dope-
sters and just plain hangers-on
range anywhere from a three to a
25-point triumph for the Wolverines.
And here, event by event, is why
the Maize and Blue tankers are fav-
ored by so wide a margin,
300 yard medley relay: Should go
to the Wolverine trio of Dick Riedl,
John Sharemet and Gus Sharemet
who will be aiming to break the
existingBig Ten record of 2:56.8.
Ohio State will present the biggest
threat in this one, with their best
time being 2:59.8. But the Michigan
entry has churned four whole sec-
onds faster.
220 yard freestyle: Michigan's Jack
Patten will make his bid for a Con-
ference record in this one. He has
-already bettered it four times this
year. Ohio's State's Don Schnabel
will press the Wolverine star to his
utmost, while Michigan's Lou Kivi,
Minnesota's Bob Acker and Arnie
Elchlepp, and Northwestern's Bob
Amundsen will probably fight it out
for the other three places.
50 yard freestyle: The most un-
predictable race of the two-day meet.
Only one tenth of a second separates
the four best men in the Conference,
Capt. John Yeitt of Ohio State, Capt.
Dobby Burton of Michigan, Capt.
Dick Fahrbach of Northwestern and
Amundsen of Northwestern. Leitt
has done it in 23.9, the others in 24
Diving: Promises to be a real
knock-'em-down, drag-'em-out bat-
tle. Maize and Blue star T-Bone
Martintwill once again tangle with
Ohio State aces Frank Dempsey and
Charlie Batterman. The Wolverine
has beaten both off the high board,
but this one is a low-board contest
And Northwestern's Howie Jaynes,
the lad who scored the sensational
upset over Martin this year, will also
have something to say about the
final result.
100 yard freestyle: Michigan's Gus
Sharemet against the field as he
seeks to break his own Big Ten stand-
ard of 52.1. The big senior has
done 52.3 this year, while Burton
with 53.2.appears his closest competi-
150 yard backstroke: Looks to be
strictly a two-man race. Wolverine
Dick Riedl rules the favorite, but
Buckeye Mark Follansbee owns a de-
cision over him. Riedl, likewise, has
licked the Scarlet and Gray dorsal
star once. This will be the rubber
match, and anything can happen.
200 yard breaststroke: Wolverine
Jim Skinner, national champion at,
the distance, should win at will, His
closest foe will be Charlie Spangler
of Ohio State, whom he has already
swamped twice this seasdn. Michi-
gan's John Sharemet and Chicago's
Art Bethke will duel for the third-
place position.
440 yard freestyle: Patten favored
to take this one too. He was pressed
to 4:55.2 by Buckeye Jack Ryan when
they last met, and it appears that
Ryan again will be the man to beat.f

Michigan's Walt Stewart, Ohio
State's Charlie Grimm and Minne-
sota's Elchlepp will probably be the
other place winners.
400 yard freestyle relay: The

Detroit Hands
York 24-Hour
Order To Sign
LAKELAND, Fla., March 11.- --
Disclosing that he had received more
than $80,000 salary in five seasons
with the club, the Detroit Tigers to-
day handed first baseman Rudy York
a 24-hour ultimatum to sign his 1942
contract or leave the training camp
General Manager Jack Zeller's
edict to York was the first violent
outburst in the most bit ter holdout
battle the club has ever experienced
following the drastic curtailment of
the 1941 payroli, repotedly the larg-
est in baseball history. York said hie
would return home.
"I have explained to York that the
sglary we offer is final," said Zeller,
emerging from a long conference
with the big slugger. "I also have
told him of the conditions that con-
front baseball this year. He should
be willing to go along in this era of
York, whose ba tting average fell
off 48 points last year from the .307
mark of his first four seasons in the
American League, is believed to have
been paid $20,000 last year. The club
reputedly is slicing that figure per-
haps 40 per cent.
with a personality hair style - "crew'
cut. or scalp treatment - especially
for yos. Be well-groomed for the
Frosh Frolic.
Between State and Mich. Theatre

... leads title defenders

Maize and Blue quartet of Burton,
Kivi, Bob West and Gus Sharemet
will be out after a new record here.
The present standard is 3:32.4, but
the Wolverines have done three sec-
onds better.

Mlchugan G
Loud RD
Gillis LD
Reichert RW
Kemp C
Bahrych LW
Bradley Pos.

Ferron ti
Lotfer (c)

Gridders Seek
Service Foes,
Two Training Teams May
Battle Here In Fall
In an effort to carry out his aim of
having the 1942 Michigan football
squad play service teams, Athletic
Director Herbert 0. Crisler is rapidly
putting the finishing touches on a
football schedule that will include
a total of 10 games, with possibly
seven of them at home.s s
The Wolverines were supposed to
have played only eight games in their
1942 schedule, but Crisler's aim is to
add two service teams at least, the
Great Lakes Naval Training School
and the University of Iowa Training
School. The exact dates of these con-
tests still have to be worked out,
Before the contests with the two
Navy schools were considered Michi-
gan's schedule was to have opened
Oct. 5, and ended Nov. 21. The new
plan calls for the opener to be held
Saturday, Sept. 28, and the final
game on Saturday, Nov. 28.
Reports from other schools in the
Midwest indicate that they are at-
tempting to work out games with
Great Lakes and the Iowa naval
Most of the Big Ten members have
open dates Sept. 28 and Nov. 28, but
Crisler points out that it is obviously
impossible for all Conference schools
to play the same service teams on
these dates.
Crisler's big problem now is to
shift one of Michigan's mid-season
games to either Sept. 28 or Nov. 28,
and work one of the service teams in-'
to the resulting vacancy.
Michigan was to have played five
home games out of the eight games
scheduled: Michigan State, Iowa,;
Northwestern, Illinois and Harvard.1
But, naturally, any games with the.
service teams will be played here be-
cause the naval units haven't the
seating accommodations.
De Correvont Joins Navy


Vriy Mile-Relay Quartet Retains
Pere nn ial Sup rem acy In Co nfere nc e

tODAY "making things last longer" is both prac.
tical and patriotic. Here are sonic suggestions for
prologingi the life of t lhe helpful electric servants
t hat save so much s ince amnd labor in your hiouse.
bold. -Nearly all these appliances have critical
materials in some part of their construction .,.
rubber, aluminum, nickel, chromium, copper,
alloy steel .When you make appliances last longer
by careful mse, you are conserving materials vital
for the w ar effort.
(1) After using an appliance, don't disconnecf
it by pulling on the electric cord. Yanking on the
cord shortens its life. Always take hold of the
plug when disconnecting cord. Don't let cord
touch hot appliances,
(2) Never immerse any electric appliance in
(3) Do not use a fork to remove toast from a
toaster. Remove crumbs from your automatie
toaster periodically.
(4) Don't go away-and leave your iron turned
on-even to answer the phone or doorbell. Don't
leave iron cord dangling so that it can be caught
accidentally and the iron pulled to the floor.
(5) Do not let large amounts of dirt collect
in vacuum cleaner bag.
(6) To protect the electric heating units and
switches on appliances, avoid spilling food or
fluids on them while cooking.
(7) Do not let electric percolators, teakettles,
etc. boil dry. Do not completely drain them while
they are still hot.

Michigan's thinclad aggregation
may have lost the Big Ten indoor
track title to Ohio State, last week,
but when it comes to supremacy in
the department of quarter-milers,
the Wolverines are still the best in
the Western Conference.
For many, many years, strength in
the 440 yard run has been a great
Michigan tradition. No matter whe-
ther the Wolverines won or lost a
meet, the track fans could always
count on the Maize and Blue quarter-
milers to breeze through to a win in
their specialty and in the mile re-
1941 Unit Riddled
Last year, however, with the grad-
uation of Warren Bredenbach, Jack
Leutritz, and Bobby Barnard, three
of the best 440 men in the Confer-
ence, it began to look as though
Michigan's supremacy in that de-
partment was at an end. And when
Ohio State came out with publicity
about its great mile relay team, fea-
turing such returning letter-winners
as Ralph Hammond, Leroy Collins,
and Ed Porter, the chances for con-
tinuation of Wolverine supremacy
Dodger Hurler fllen
Suspended Indefinitely

took an even sharper swing down-
But came the Big Ten meet at Chi-
cago last Saturday and came a dif-
I ferent story. For the Michigan mile
relay team, composed of Bob Ufer,
who had previously in the evening
set a new world's indoor record in the
, 440, Al Thomas, Buel Morley, and
George Pettersen, went out and best-
ed the Ohio State baton passers' time
by two-tenths of a second to main-
tain intact the sensational record of
Michigan's quarter-milers.
Rhetorical Question
Where do the Wolverine coaches
discover these great 440 stars year af-
ter year? Ufer and Thomas, who had
both been members of last year's mile
relay quartet, had already established
their reputations and it was Morley
and Pettersen, the newcomers on the
baton-passing crew, who aroused the
interest of the fans.
The story of Morley and Pettersen
is a story of contrasts. Pettersen is
a perfect example of the made run-
ner. On the squad since he was a
sophomore, the new letter-man could
never get his time down low enough
to earn him a place on the Varsity
until this year, and it was only con-
stant long hours of striving and hard
practice under the able tutelage of
Coach Ken Doherty that enabled Pet-
tersen to reach his peak.
Morley, on the other hand, repre-
sents the natural type of runner and
his is a Cinderella story. Never hav-

Tom Ellerby. invited Morley out for
the track team. The rest is history-
of how Morley developed his 'start-
ing form and worked his way up to
the lead-off spot on the mile relay
team, which has yet to be defeated
this year.
The Wolverine track squad jour-
neys to Indianapolis tomorrow to
compete in the Butler Relays, annual
mid-western track carnival on Sat-
urday, and although the Michigan
crew is not favored to take its ninth
consecutive victory, it is almost a
certainty that the mile relay team
will win again. The all-star company
of Morley, Pettersen, Thomas and
Ufer will be up once again against
Ohio State's Buckeyes and the fight-
ing Irish from Notre Dame, but the
baton passers of both schools have
fallen victim to Michigan's tradi-
tional supremacy before and it is a
safe bet that they will succumb

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