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Indiana Downs Cagers, 47-42; Matmen Crush Cornh


Varsity Faces
Irish Ihinclads
Notre. Dame Seeks Second
Win Over Wolverines
In Its Entire History
With a lop-sided victory over
Michigan State and Michigan Nor-
mal at East Lansing last Saturday to
its credit, the Wolverine track squad
is getting preparedthis week to meet
a very powerful crew of cindermen
from Notre Dame in Yost Field House
Friday night.
Only once in the long history of
dual meet competition between the
two schools have the Irish hung up
a win over the Wolverines, that once
being way back in 1916. This year
the Irish posess what is probably
the strongest" and best-balanced team
in its hiscory, however, which gives
them a better than even chance to
upset; the long-standing Michigan
On the basis of the showing made
by the Maize and Blue runners in
their opener, however, when they ran
up a total of 621/2 points in the tri-.
angular meet, setting four new meet
records and three Jenison Field House
records, Friday night's battle will be
a tooth-and-nail affair all the \Nay
down to the final event on the card,
which is the mile relay race, and it
is on this that the outcome of the
meet will probably depend.
Several of the Wolverine thinclads
turned in outstanding performances
in their 1942 debut at East Lansing.
Bob Ufer, ace of the Michigan quar-.
ter-milers, set a new meet and Field
House record of 48.8 seconds in the,
open 440 race, only six tenths of a
second slower than the world mark
set by Indiana's Roy Cochran two
years ago.
John Roxborough, sophomore half-
miler, left the University Health;
Service where he had been recovering
from a severe cold, just in time to
catch the track team's bus Saturday
morning. Then, running in the 880
event against such established stars
as Wolverines Dave Matthews and
Johnny Kautz and Spartan Walter1
Mack, Roxborough came in second to
Matthews, covering the distance in a
time three seconds faster than he
has ever run before.
Frank McCarthy, who took indi-
vidual scoring honors in the meet
with 13 points, and Al Thomas, who
was the only double winner of the
day, setting new meet records in the
75 yard dash and the low hurdles,
also deserve much credit for the mid-
season display of power put on by
the Wolverines.
Detroit Upsets Spartans
EAST LANSING, Feb. 16.-(/P)-A
hustling University of Detroit basket-
ball team upset Michigan State Col-
lege, 39 to 37, here tonight before
3,300 fans. The victory avenged a
32-28 defeat by the Spartans earlier
this season at Detroit.
Sparked by forward Joe Gerard,
who set a new three-season scoring
record of 415 points, the Spartans
threatened throughout the second
half after trailing 22-16 at the inter-

Fighting Varsity Quintet
Succumbs To Hoosiers

Big Jim Mandler Drops
In 17 Points; Holman
Antle Star In Defeat"
(Continued from Page 1);

in the basket. A few seconds later
when the Hoosiers got the ball again,
Warren Lewis took a pass from Zim-
mer and *Indiana held a five-point1
Little Morrie Bikoff added a long
shot for the Wolverines with slightlyE
more than a minute remaining, but
Indiana' stalling tactics went into ef-
fect and the best that Michigan could
do was commit two deliberate fouls
in a vain attempt to get possession of
the ball, As the gun went off, Lewis
added another field goal to bring the
final score to 47-42.
The 34th contest between the two
schools was marked by 33 fouls-18
being called on the Wolverines and
15 on the Hoosiers. Three players
were ejected from the fray as both
teams started to guard very closely
at the start of the half. Ed Denton,
spark-plug of Branck McCracken's,
quintet who won runner-up honors
in scoring with 15 points, left the
game midway through the second
half, having been preceded a minute
before by Wolverine Mel Comin. Don
Holman, playing a great defensive
game for Michigan, left the court via
personal fouls with but 20 seconds
remaining to play.
- From the very beginning, the
Hoosiers started to pepper the bas-
ket with shots but it wasn't until
midway through the first half that
they were able to build up any kind
of a lead. At half time they held only
a four point lead, 23-19.
The ninth place Wolverines played
like demons, not once showing signs
of re.turning to their lethargic type of
play which has characterized their
past few games. They retreived most
of the loose balls and recovered more
than their share of rebounds. Mac-
Connachie and Mandler did yoeman
work under the basket and time after
time took the ball away from the
fighting Hoosiers.

meet the high scorer,.

Swanso, f .......
Hamilton, f ......
Lewis, f .........
Denton, c ........
Zimmer, g ......
Wittenbraker, g
Hoffman, g.....
Totals ,.. , ..

4 4
3 1
2 1
5 5
3 0
0 0
1 0
18 11


Cartmill, f ...... I
Spreen, f .... .... 1
Antle, f .......... 2
Comin, f .......0
Bikoff, f .........I
Mandler, c .......7
Holman, g. ....1I
MacConnachie, g 2
Totals ......15


Natators Risk
All In Crucial
MeetWith Eli
Bulldogs Victors In Eight
Eastern Meets; Johnson
Heads Record Breakers
Michigan, rulers of the collegiate
swimming world for the last two
years, risks its all in the Sports
Building Pool at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Yale is coming to town.
And coming with the most im-
pressive record ever hurled at a Wol-
verine team. The Elis have literally
set the water ablaze as they have
swamped team ater team in a man-
ner which leaves no doubt as to their
vast strength.
Thus far in the campaign the Bull-
dog mermen have met the best the
East has to offer-and when they
had finished crushing their oppo-
nents the latter looked like some wet
dishrags rung through the wringer
and hung out on the line to dry.
Coach Bob Kiputh's natators have
faced eight Eastern aggregations and
have vanquished them all by over-
whelming scores. Their list of vic-
tims includes Massachusetts State,
PennsylvaniaRider, Navy, Spring-
field, Army, Dartmouth, and Brown.
Johnson, Eli Captain
Led by their sensational captain,
Howie Johnson, the New Haven tank-
ers will invade Ann Arbor with fire
in their eyes and smoke in their blood
to avenge the defeats handed them
by the Wolverines during the past
two years.
Johnson, who is toasted wherever
swimming fans meet, has already
turned in the most spectacular indi-
vidual performance of the year. The
Bulldog pacesetter, leading off for
the lightning Yale freestyle relay
quartet, was clocked in 51 seconds
flat-tying the 15 year old 100 yard
freestyle world's record established;
by Johnny Weissmuller in Ann Arbor.
Eli Face Best
But the Bulldogs won't be facing
the best the East has to offer this
Saturday night. Instead they will be
up against the Big Ten and National
Collegiate champions, Matt Mann's
Michigan crew.
The Wolverines will be carrying an
undefeated record of 35 consecutive
dual meets into the water with them.
Latest on their long roll of victims
are Ohio State, Northwestern, and
Purdue-whom they humbled on
their Midwestern tour last week.
Biggest surprise of the entire trip
was the defeat of Michigan's ace
diver, Strother (T-Bone) Martin, by
Howie Jaynes of Northwestern. But
there's a reason for everything, and
a good one for that loss suffered by
the Maize and Blue springboard star.
Last Minute Change
It was the first time this season
that Martin had competed off the
low board. Up to then he had done
all his work on the high, and when
the Wolverine caravan pulled into
Evanston he learned that the Wild-
cat high board was unfit for use and
the fancy divingw contest would have
to be held on the low board.
Jaynes, on the other hand, had
been using the low springboard all
year. The result was inevitable. But
when Jaynes comes here for the Big
Ten meet next month, Matt Mann
promises that Martin will be ready to
meet and beat the Wildcat on the
low board.
Tickets for Saturday night's meet
are now on sale at the Athletic
Ticket Office. Students will be ad-
mitted for the reduced price of 40
cents and presentation of an identifi-
cation card at the gate.

Kentucky 57, Georgia Tech 51
Oklahoma 37, Nebraska 29


Galles Leads Grapplers
To Win Over Nebraska

Wistert Makes Surprise
Appearance As Heavy;
Wolverines Pin Five
(Continued from Page 1)
prise unveiling of Cliff Keen's new
heavyweight grappler.
He is Al Wistert, All American grid
luminary and general campus fav-
It was Al's first attempt at varsity
wrestling and he more than anyone
else knew the spot he was on. This
was no bulky blimp he was facing.
It was 260 pounds worth of terrific
strength named Herb Jackman, and
Herb knew plenty more about wrest-
ling than most heavies. Al didn't
win but he forced Jackman to work
so hard that midway in the second
period the Nebraska acting captain
had to call time out to recuperate.
The score was 5-2, but mere figures
can give no description of the floor-
creaking battering and thumping
and thumping that went on as these
combined 480 pounds tossed each
other around the ropeless ring-and
the basketball floor in general-for
nine grueling minutes.
A Pleasure For Keen
It was a distinct pleasure for Mr.
Keen to watch the meet last night,
because going into the fourth match
the score was Michigan by 13-0,
which is the diametric opposite of
what the coach has had handed him
in days gone by.
Dick Kopel keynoted the evening's
activities by proving it was no fluke
when he pinned Michigan State's
champ bantamweight a few weeks
back. Dick rode Myer Neoka for a
period and a half before finally get-
ting a gluelike grip on the slippery
Hawaiian and half-Nelsoning him to
the mat in 4:55. The Varsity 121-
pounder is fast showing himself to
be a nifty little wrestling package.
Nebraska's Frank Messersmith in
the 128 pound contest was like a doll
with leaded base that always ends
standing straight up. Maurie Ander-
son of Michigan spent nine solid
minutes trying to turn Frank sunny
side up and shoulder side down, but
time and again his grip slipped and
the outclassed though not outfought
Husker would gyrate around and flop
himself once more belly side mat-
wards. The match ended in the midst
of the sixth gyration, 6-0, Maurie's
Deane At Best
Ray Deane. wasdefinitely on the
ball last night. In point of experience
his 136 pound foe, Ken Miller, was
not so much, but in the matter of
raw spirit and fight he was varsity
all the way. But Mr. Deane was out
for the kill after the meager hunting
of the past meet or so, and after
twice nearly leveling Ken he finally
effected the feat and copped a five
point triumph in 5:44 with a bar
arm and half-Nelson.
In a mighty dogfight that broke
from its first period stalemate only
because Johnny Johnson of Michi-
gan could not maintain the pace set
by the visitors' superb mat star,
Newt Copple, the Husker 145 pound-
er gained a bitterly fought 6-3 deci-
sion. Johnny did not have time to
fully condition himself for such a
strenuous Varsity debut, but the
careless abandon and savage head
attack of his first period perform-
ance give certain indication of what
his adversaries may expect for three
periods from now on.
Bill Courtright hasn't liked what
people have been saying about him
of late as regards his wrestling prow-
for Nebraska's Ken Husemoller that
against him Corky set out to show

wastes no time . . .
ess and it was indeed unfortunate
the home folks how to do up an op-
ponent good and brown.
After inflicting on his foe almost
nine minutes worth of the most
devastating punishment sustained by
anyone the entire evening, Corky
gave the boys what 1 they'd been
screaming for and pinned Husemol-
ler in 8:44. Just to show them he1
could do it.
Capt. Jim Galles is not the kind
of guy to take any lip from his men.
If four of his men have won on falls
before him what else is there for
him to do? Jim horizontaled Bob
Poe dorsal side down in 4:22 of the
light heavyweight match with a very
thorough head scissors and body

Puckmen Fail
To Hit Stride
Disappoint Fans In Game
With Paris A.C. Sextet
Michigan failed to live up to ex-
pectations against the powerful Paris
A. C. last Saturday night, despite
new strength given by the addition
of two speedy forwards and a big,
burly defenseman.
Early in the season the main hold-
back of the sextet was the lack of
sufficient reserve material. Adding
to this the absense of an all-around
aggressive type of play, the Wolver-
ines were a hapless bunch in their
first nine contests.
Against the Paris A. C. Coach Ed-
die Lowrey's squad showed no
marked improvement over previous
attempts to garner prized victories.
Losing to the Canadian outfit by the
overwhelming score of 9-1, Michigan
still didn't have that needed final
punch that counts. The reserve ma-
terial increased, giving the Maize
and Blue a potentially more well-
balanced aggregation. But still no
appreciable results.
Michigan has played better than
they did against the strong Paris
club. Conditioning certainly was an
important factor in the hard defeat.
Tiring quickly, the varsity gave the
visitors the chance to make a five-
man attack, the key to their offense.
With their defensemen at the Mich-
igan blue line, Paris was in danger
of being out-skated past its blue line
only once. But that 'once' never ma-
terialized into a Wolverine score.
They've tried hard, but there are
many who believe that there is more
than meets the eye that can make
the Michigan position a more dan-
gerous one.
- * ,* *
On Thursday the Wolverines em-
bark for the Far West where they
will tangle with Colorado College's
top-flight sextet at Colorado Springs.

Course On Air Raid Shelters
To Be OfferedBy University
4' - - - - -_- -

There will be a meeting at 5
p.m. Wednesday for all eligible
second-semester freshmen and
upperclassmen desiring to try out
for the editorial, women's or sports
staffs of The Daily.
For dandruff, itchy scap and falling
hair is a specialty with us. Try one
today! Free advice.
The Dascola Barbers
Between State and Mich. Theatre


(Editor's Note: This is the first in a
series of articles dealing with the ef-
forts of the Physical Education De-
partment to aid in the nation's de-
fense program.)
Keeping one step ahead of every-
one else as far as the nation's physi-
cal and mental preparedness program
is concerned, the University's Physi-
cal Education department offers a,
new course in co-recreational leader-
ship in air raid shelters.
The new course which will be held
every Wednesday between 7:30 and
9:30 p.m. in Waterman gym is open
to all men and women interested in
aiding in this particular branch of
civilian defense.
Dr. Elmer R. Townsley, who teach-
es the. course, pointed out yesterday
"that proper entertainment and rec-
reation for those who must spend
long hours in shelters and other
crowded places is one of the essen-
tials in maintaining a nation's mor-
ale during war time."
Recent surveys of the problem in
England show that people assembled
in shelters during an air raid were
constantly on edge because they had
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nothing to occupy their minds while
the planes droned overhead.
."Simple games and community
singing will do wonders in passing
the time away," Dr. Townsley said,
"and at the same time gets the people
in a friendly mood with each other."
The course includes actual experi-
ence in leading and mixing groups in
the following activities; games for
social recreation, quiet games for
black-outs, folk and country story
telling and community singing.
"Because Michigan is such a cos-
mopolitan school, people whoreceive
this training here will carry their
knowledge of this problem all over
the United States and far corners of
the world," Dr. Townsley added.
The actual experience that inem-
bers of this class will receive will be
the result of an agreement with the
Michigan League where the group
will be allowed to handle some of the
League's many recreational projects
so they will be prepared in practice
aswell as in the theory of the course,
Thie class will last for eight weeks
and at the end of that time, a new
group will be formed.
Dr. Townsley urges all those inter-
ested in this project to appear at
Waterman gym tomorrow night at
7:30 p.m.
Big Ten
Basketball .ea
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 16. -(P)-
Illinois all but wrapped up the Big
Ten basketball championship tonight
by coning from behind to defeat sec-
ond-place Minnesota, 41-37.
The lanky Illini sophomores, be-
hind 19-16 at halftime, just about
took over the game in the second
half, at one time having a 10-point
lead. Minnesota made it a close fin-
ish by ringing three quick baskets
near the end but the visitors were
too far in front to be caught.
LAFAYETTE, Id., Feb. 16 -(P)-
Purdue University's Boilermakers
downed Wisconsin's Badgers, 40 to
34, in a Big Ten basketball game to-
night before some 7,500 fans hon-
oring the Purdue coach on Piggy
Lambert night.
Lambert, in his twenty-fifth year
as coach at Purdue, was given a

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* Star of the Diplomatic Service

Ex-ambassador to
Belgium and Brazil
Former Minister to
Poland and Switzerland



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