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Varsity Favored To Whip Purple At Evanston Pool T


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Mermen Seek
34th Straight
Dual Meet Win+
Michigan's Patten Faces
Amundsen; Matt Mann
Stands Pat On Lineup
With Admiral Matt Mann at the
helm, Michigan's most destructive
destroyer-its power-packed swim-
ming team, steamed into Evanston
late yesterday afternoon and dropped
anchor in the Northwestern natator-
ium for its clash with the Wildcat
mermen tonight.
Victors over Ohio State in their
last two battles and sailing along on
the smooth waters of a 33 consecutive
dual meet streak, the Wolverines will
plunge into the Northwestern pool
as odds-on favorites to feast on a
natatorial dinner of Wildcat meat.
Wildcats Unimpressive
To date the Purple tankers have
been far from impressive, gaining a
42-42 tie with Michigan State in
their only previous outing. But
Northwestern isn't conceding the
victory, especially since the bearers
of the Maize and Blue standards are
pointing for their tilt with Yale next
week, while the Wildcats will settle
for a win over Michigan and 10 de-
feats for a successful season.
Biggest attractions of the night will
be the distance events where Michi-
gan's great star, Johnny Patten, takes
to the water against the Purple's
highly-touted sophomore ace, Bob
Amundsen. The yuthful North-
western natator held All-American
honors in 1940, and is expected to
give Patten his toughest battles thus
far in the campaign.
Patten On Record Trail
But in his last two times out the
husky Wolverine junior has cracked
the official Big Ten record for the
220 yard freestyle, and it seems that
Amundsen is slated to taste the first
defeat of his career. The 440 may
be another story, however, and it is
here that Amundsen will probably
give Patten the first real challenge
the Michigan distance ace has con-
tended with all year.
Tom Robinson, Wildcat coach, has
three brilliant sophbmore divers to
hurl at Matt Mann's pride and joy,
Strother T-Bone Martin, and sopho-
more Lou Haughey. In all probability
Robinson will enter Howard Jaynes
and Tom McDonald in the fancy div-
ing contest, but Martin, on the basis
of winning performances over Frank
Dempsey and Camrlie Batterman of
Ohio State, should finish far ahead
of the Wildcat entries.
Fahrbach Heads Sprints
Big guns for the Wildcats in the 50
and 100 yard freestyle races will be
Capt. Dick Fahrbach, one of the out-
standing sprinters in the Western
Conference. Opposing him will be
Capt. Dobby Burton and Gus Share-
met. The latter flashed the form
which made him famous his sopho-
more year when he won the 100
against the Buckeyes last Wednes-
day night.
Mann will probably stick to the
same lineup that dredged the Buck-
eyes and when the Wolverine ship
pulls out for Lafayette and a meet
with Purdue tomorrow, nobody will
be surprised to see a Wildcat pelt
flying from the mast.

F ,I
* Jones Is Quite A Student
0 Aubuchon Bids Adieu
_"Daily Sports Editor
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Brogan, captain of last year's
hardwood team, offered the most
pertinent comment after Michigan
State's record win over the disorgan-
ized Wolverines Wednesday night:
"I've never seen a Michigan
State team that played as magnifi-
cently as this one tonight; nor have
I ever seen Michigan play so poor-
The comparison really carries
weight, for Herb has been watching
Spartan quintets most of his life. He
gained All-State honors as a high-
scoring ace at Lansing St. Mary's
High before coming to Michigan to
play three years of varsity ball.
in 25 points on 11 field goals and
a trio of charity for a new Michigan
State individual scoring standard, is a
rather slightly built junior from Ind-
iana, who packs only 160 pounds on
his six foot frame. His unerring abil-
ity to split the meshes with long
shots was sensational. Jones missed
,nly seven of the 18 shots he took and
the majority of them were from be-
yond the foul circle.
Joining some of the sports writ-
ers after the game, Jones was es-
pecially jubilant over the fact that
one of his professors, a, rabid cage
fan, had promised him a mark on
his mid-term exam double the State
score. Since the Spartans poured
57 points through the hoop, the of-
fer gave Dud a mark of 100 per
cent and 14 left over to apply on
his final.
THE GAME marked the last ap-
pearance of Spartans Joe Gerard
and Chet Aubuchon against Michigan
.. and they gave it everything. The
rabidly enthusiastic crowd of 8,300
fans thrilled audibly with every little
maneuver their two favorites made.
Poised and confident, the pair
from Hoosier-land staged an intri-
cate exhibition of hardwood wiz-
ardry seldom surpassed on any col-
legiate court. Gerard, who dumped
in 16 points, now is only four short
of the Spartans' three-year scoring
mark of 404 points held by Marty
State's athletic publicity director,
proudly led an exhibition tour
through the Spartans' magnificent
Jenison Field House. The State ath-
letic plant attracted considerable at-
tention from the United States gov-
ernment while it was seeking an in-
stitution in which to set up its new
Air Corps Cadet training station in
the Midwest. The officials, finally
chose the University of Iowa, how-
Working out in one of the aux-
iliary gymnasiums of the Field
House was a husky crop of fresh-
man Spartan cagers. Ace of the

yearling crew is a towering six foot
ten inch performer who looked im-
pressive in a brief scrimmage ses-
Michigan J-Hoppers who mourned
the choice of bands for last weekend
here should listen to the Spartan
weeping section. State's J-Hop of
1942 will present Jan Garber and Bob
which sends Michigan and Michi-
gan Normal to East Lansing's Jeni-
son Field House Saturday will be
staged in the afternoon. The Okla-
homa A & M-Michigan State wrest-
ling match, which sends probably the
two'best collegiate outfits in the na-
tion onto the same mat, has priority
on the evening date because it was
scheduled earlier.
Spartan followers are boosting a
sophomore miler, Bill Scott, for
big-time national honors in the
near future. Running the fastest
last quarter in his career, the lanky
Spartan turned in a fine 4:19.2
performance against Illinois just
last week in State's second meet of
the embryonic indoor season.
* * *
MOST of the vast crowd which
bulged the Field House stayed
over for the boxing match which got
under way right after the basketball
game. The Spartans made it a clean
sweep for the evening by edging Flor-
ida's mittmen with the aid of a for-
feit in the heavyweight division, 4 /
to 3%.
The only count on which Michi-
gan may be said to have decisioned
the host Spartans Wednesday was
originality. At halftime a dead
duck came hurtling to the hard-
woods from the upper stand si-
multaneously with the sound of
the official's gun.
Michigan killed' that duck at the
Notre Dame game.

Bill Courtright
Starred Early
In Mat Career,
Lost Only Once In Three
Years Of High School;
Fine Collegiate Record
It was time for Varsity matman
Bill Courtright to knock off his two
mile stint of road work.kSo the writ-
er mounted his bicycle and, match-
ing him stride for stride around the
track, struck up a conversation which
elicited the following interesting, bio-
graphical items:
It was six years ago, when Bill was
a mere Ann Arbor High School soph-
omore, that Cliff Keen first fixed his
hypnotic eye on the 100 pound youth
and interested him in the wrestling
game. From then on he was regular-
ly to be seen down on the Field
House mats fooling around with the
collegiate grapplers.
Bill Apt Pupil
Bill fooled around so wisely and Ao
well that in that very same sopho-
more high school year he won the
State AAU title at 112 pounds. That
year he was undefeated, the next
season he lost one match and in his
senior year, again undefeated, he won
both the State AAU and the State
high school 165 pound champion-
Out of this by no means insigni-
ficant background then, came Bill
Courtright to Michigan. And here,
as a yearling, he continued his taking
ways as he took Art Paddy, erstwhile
Varsity matman.
Just a year ago he was eligible
for Varsity competition and after
dropping his opening match to In-
diana's middleweight Big Ten cham-
pion in the final five seconds of the
fray, Corky went on to pile up the
very creditable record to date of eight
wins versus four losses.
Bothered By Knee
Unfortunately Bill has not yet been
able to really get going this season,
primarily because he is not in top
physical form. He has a chronic bad
knee which is at present so trouble-
some that only several yards of an
intricate taping job holds it together
for combat. In fact the doc has even
advised Corky to keep off the mat for
a period of weeks to allow the bunged-
up joint to convalesce.
Bill's answer is to chug two miles
of road work. He'll be out there Mon-
day night, he says. Both the doc and
he know his knee is weak. But only
he knows how much he loves to

Doherty Will Test Relay Team
In Triangular Meet Tomorrow

Michigan track fans are looking
forward with more than ordinary
interest to the thinclads' opener
against Michigan State and Michi-
gan Normal at East Lansingtomor-
row, for it is in this triangular con-
test that the Wolverines' new mile
relay quartet will get the first chance
to prove itself.
The mile relay team has long been
one of the most powerful parts of
Michigan's perennially strong cinder
squads, until today the Wolverines
have acquired a reputation for having
the best crew of baton-passers in
the Middle West. Last year, for ex-
ample, the relay quartet, composed
of Bob Ufer, Al Thomas and Bobby
Barnard, Jack Leutritz, or Warren
Breidenbach, swept both the Big Ten
indoor and outdoor titles.
The crew hung up a very enviable1
record, losing only in the Drake Re-l
lays when Ufer tripped and became
entangled with another runner, and
in the Los Angeles Coliseum. Relays,
when the Wolverines turned in the
best time ever run by a Michigan
quartet but went down to defeat,
nonetheless, to a superior squad from
Southern California.
.Replacements Needed
With the graduation last June of
Leutritz, Barnard and Breidenbach,
one of the most difficult tasks facing
Track Mentor Ken Doherty has been
the selection of capable replacements
for the relay team. A potentially
strong crop of quarter-milers has
turned up this year, however, and it
is from these that the genial track
coach will make his selections.
As it stands now, with Thomas
slated to carry the Wolverine colors
Crisler Says Gridders
May Play Great Lakes

in both the 60 yard dash and the low
hurdles, Doherty will probably run
Ufer and Buel Morley in the open
quarter-mile event. The mile-relay
team, then, will probably be com-
posed of Thomas, Uifer, George Pet-
tersen and Roosevelt Stiger, with
either Thomas or Ufer running the
important anchor leg of the race.
Notre Dame Strong
Although the Wolverines are not
expected to encounter much diffi-
culty in bringing home a victory
Saturday. the showing that the mile
relay team might make takes on add-
ed significance when the tilt against
Notre Dame's Fighting Irish the fol-
lowing Friday is taken into consider-
ation. Boasting one of the strongest
teams in the history of the Irish,
Notre Dame is expected to provide
the strongest threat to the Wolver-
ines before the Big Ten meet early
in March.
The track dopesters have it figured
out that the Michigan-Notre Dame
fracas might very easily turn into
a neck-and-neck race clear down to
the final event on the card, which is
tthe mile relay. If such happens to
be the case, then the outcome of the
meet will depend on the winner of
that mile relay event.

Cagers Leave
For Champaign
Face Illinois Tomorrow
Minus Gibert, Doyle
A somewhat depleted Michigan
basketball team leaves at 5:22 p.m.
today for Champaign. Ill., where it
will face Doug Mill's league leading
Illinois squad tomorrow night.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan plans to
take 10 cagers, but may be forced
to make the trip with only nine. At
press time late last night, Leo Doyle,
Wolverine guard who suffered an
eye injury in the Michigan State
game Wednesday, was still confined
to the University Hospital, and no de-
cision on his making the trip will be
made until noon today. Added to
this worry, Ralph Gibert, sophomore
star, has 'been dropped from the
squad because of scholastic difficul-
In the previous meeting of the
two teams, Illinois managed to score
a four-point win over the Maize and
Blue, 44-40, here at Ann Arbor. The
offense of the Indians has rolled up
347 points in eight Conference battles
while Michigan has scored only 317
points in nine games.

Fritz Crisler called the potential
1942 football squad together yes-
terday afternoon and advised them
to start shaping up for the opening
of spring practice March 16.
He informed his 50-man crew,
based on a nucleus of 14 returning
letter winners, that both the war and
navy departments wholeheartedly
want football to continue as a heal-
thy morale and physique-building
Big news of the day in its surprise
element was the revelation of a game
tentatively scheduled with Great
Lakes Naval Station, this proposed
tilt awaiting only final O. K. by Big
Ten officials before being formally
added to the Wolverines' existent
eight-game schedule.


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Lowrey To Start New Pucksters
Against Paris A.C. Tomorrow

It's usually tough for a little guy
to break into a Big Ten lineup.
So, when tiny Morrie Bikoff, 5 feet
9 inches tall, does in his sophomore
year and at the same time threatens
to become a regular fixture in the
Varsity lineup, the mighty mite from
Flint deserves a whale of a lot of
And what's more Bikoff has been
turning in an aggressive style of play
that makes the fans forget about last
year's colorful Mike Sofiak.
In doing this the scrappy little for-
ward is fast becoming the people's
choice as far as Michigan basketball
is concerned. "Bik," as Morrie pre-
fers to be called, is the center of
attraction as far as his teammates
are concerned. Capt. Bill Cartmill
says, "The way that half-pint gets
out on the floor and pushes around
six feet six giants, is an inspiration
to every guy on the squad."
Bik hasn't played in every game so
far this season, but when he does see
action he can be counted on for some
sure points. Despite the fact that he
is only a sophomore, Morrie is one
of the cleverest and most capable
guards on the team.
At the beginning of the season Bik-
off's big worry was making the var-
sity, now his problem is to play as
much as possible, because if there
is anything the sophomore ball of

appears that he will have.little troub-
ling him.
In commenting on Bikoff, Wolver-
ine basketball coach Bennie Ooster-
baan pointed out, "He's the kind of
a player a coach likes to have on his
team, having plenty of fight and the
willingness to learn."
Morrie, a former All Saginaw Con-
ference star, is quite an accomplished
baseball player and will try out for
Ray Fisher's nine if he's not too busy
with his pre-dental course.
Phi Delts Annex
Swimming Title
Phi Delta Theta powerhoused their
way to a decisive 38-23 vidtory over
Phi Kappa Psi in the finals of the
interfraternity swimming tourney
held at the I-M pool.
Event winners were: 25 yard breast
strkoe-Bachman (Phi Psi), Snyder
(Phi Delt), Begle (Phi Psi), :16.2; 50
yard free style-Moore (Phi Delt),
Sessions (Phi Psi), McCord (Phi Psi)
:25.5; 25 yard back stroke-Edison
(Phi Delt, Belaires (Phi Psi), Ed-
wards (Phi Psi), :15.3; 25 yards free
style-Emmett (Phi Delt), Samper
(Phi Psi), Gillette (Phi Delt), :11.3;
100 yard free style relay-Phi Psi
(Sessions, McCord, Samper, Ed-
wards), :46.6; Medley relay-Phi
Delt (Edison, Snyder, Emmett),
:41.9; diving-Brent (Phi Delt), Sny-
der (Phi Delt), Harrelson (Phi Psi).


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As things stand right now, the
starting Wolverine sextet against the
Paris A. C. tomorrow night will have
three new faces and a fourth puck-
man who has been moved up from
the second line.
Only goalie Hank Loud and de-
fenseman Ed Reichert will hold down
their regular first team berths when
Michigan opens up the second half
of the current season in the Coli-
seum against its Canadian foe.
Teaming up with Reichert at the
other defense spot will be big Johnny
Gillis, hard-checking Minnesota
tough boy.
Gillis Strengthens Defense
The addition of Gillis to the squad
will bolster the back line of the Wol-
verines, and will make it the most
potent defense that the Maize and
Blue team has iced this season.
The front line will be an entirely
new set-up with Roy Bradley and
Bob Kemp on the wings with Bill
Dance at center. Bradley has seen
considerable action in the past nine
contests, and a marked improvement
has earned him his new starting post.
Along with Gillis, Dance and Kemp
are joining the squad for the first
time this season. These two front
line sparks are expected to add an
offensive punch which has been badly
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lers, they will be a couple of thorns
that are almost sure things to 'draw
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tle, 7-3, being unable to stop thel
onslaught of the visitors.
Tomorrow Paris brings to Ann Ar-
bor a squad that is at leasts as, if not
more powerful than last year's win-
ner. Their team has been greatly
strengthened by three players who
were members of the strong Brant-
ford A. C. last year. Playing in the
Senior Ontario Hockey Association,
one of the fastest hockey leagues in
the world, Brantford handed the
Wolverines a 3-0 licling last year.
And three of the principal players on
that squad, all first team, are now
doing chores for Paris.
The three tra isferred players are
Scotty Martin and the Torti brothers
-John and Tony. A full-blooded In-
dian, Martin is a big husky center
who has played plenty of hockey. The
Torti brothers are both hard-check-
ing defensemen.
Tomorrow's battle should feature
sixty minutes of the best hockey seen
on the Coliseum ice this season.
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