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Awards 26



To. Michigan


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Courtmen To Play First
Game Against Spartans

Coach Bennie Oosterbaan took over
the reins of the Michigan basketballj
squad yesterday and practice showed
that the players had one idea in view
-winning a berth on the starting
quintet for the opening game of the
season against Michigan State next
With ending of football, Coach
Oosterbaan traded grid togs for bas-
ketball equipment, but one would
think that the gridders followed him
into the Yost Field House. Among
the football players to report yester-
day were Don Lund, Bob Wiese, Chuck
Avery, and Bob Shemky. Bob Chap-
puis, Paul White and Merv Pregulman
are also expected out soon.
Season Outlook Good
With six letter winners from last
year present plus a number of promis-
ing sophomores, the outlook for the
coming season has taken on a slightly
rosy hue. The 1942-43 squad won't
have to go far to beat the record of
six victories in 22 contests made by
last year's hardwood team which was

the worst year for an Oosterbaan-
coached team.
In the words of Assistant Coach
Ernie McCoy, "We look better this
year." Not that the Wolverines will
be a world beater but they appear to
have added polish plus more experi-
ence. Most of the squad has been
working out under McCoy since the
second week in October.
Capt. Mandler Outstanding
Most of the Varsity quintet'sI
strength rests on the huge shoulders!
of six foot four Capt. Jim Mandler.
The big pivot man has been placed
on the All-Confbrence team at center
for the last two years and is a con-
sistent high scorer for the Wolverines.
The other lettermen to return are
Mel Comin, Bill MacConnachie, Mor-
rie Bikoff, Leo Doyle and Shemky.
Ralph Gibert, who was ineligible part
of last year, also adds to the team
power. From the sophomore ranks
Harold Anderson, Dave Strack, Bob
Arkins, Jerry Mulneay and Harold
Fix have looked good in the past

Six Departing
Seniors Earn
Major Awards
Minor Letters Given
to 16 Players; Engl
Appointed Manager
Head Coach Fritz Crisler an-
nounced yesterday the awarding of
the varsity block 'M' to 26 members
of the 1942 Wolverine football team.
Among the letter winners were six'
seniors, five of whom held starting
berths, 14 juniors and six sophomores.
Except for Capt. George Ceithaml, all
of the seniors were linemen.
Crisler also announced the ap-
pointment of Don Engl as Senior
Football Manager. Engl succeeds Jim
The list of letter winners includes:
Ralph Amstutz, Oak Park, Ill.; Don
Boor, Dearborn; Jim Brieske, Harbor
Beach; Ceithaml, Chicago; Bob
Chappuis, Toledo, O.; Robert Derleth,
Marquette; and Julius Franks, Ham-
List Continues
Also Walt Freihofer, Indianapolis,'
Ind.; Jack Karwales, Chicago; Char-
les Kennedy, Van Wert, O.; Bob
Kolesar, Cleveland, O.; Tom Kuzma,
Gary Ind.; Don Lund, Detroit; Elmer
Madar, Detroit; and Merv Pregul-
man, Lansing.
Also Bill Pritula, Detroit; Don Rob-
inson, Detroit; Phil Sharpe, Lake-
wood, O.; Rudy Smeja, Chicago; Bob
Stenberg, Chicago; Bob Vernier, Tol-
All football major letter winners
report to Rentschler's Studios at
12:15 p.m. today for a team pic-
ture and election of the 1943 cap-
tain. H. O. Crisler,
Head Football Coach



AS ONE Detroit writer put it,
"Michigan finished its 1942 sea-
son with the best team it ever had
that lost as many as three games."
That remark should go down in the
record books.
This 1942 band of Wolverines can
compare favorably with any of the
undefeated aggregations ever as-
sembled in Ann Arbor. It had abil-
ity and it had heart. It suffered
three losses, and amassed seven vic-
tories against the toughest kind of
opposition. It bowed out last Satur-
day afternoon with a fitting display
of power and deception, and the
slim crowd left the stadium happy
in the knowledge that the Wol-
verines, even when they lost, never
quit for as much as one minute in
any contest.
Essentially, this Michigan team was
a crowd-pleasing bunch. Tricky spin-
ners, double laterals, fake reverses,
man in motion all combined to give
the Wolverines a deceptive offense
and to keep the spectators on their
toes wondering what was to come
next. Needless to say, the opposition
was also confused more often than
The prime question as this Maize
and Blue gang leaves is "Will there
be football next year?" If there
isn't, Michigan can receive some
satisfaction by knowing it had a
great team carry its colors in the
last seaaon of intercollegiate foot-
ball for the duration.-

xiy Sports Editor II
* *
FROM our end of the bench, how-
ever, we see football being played
in Michigan Stadium and other bowls
throughout the land when the leaves
begin to fall off the trees again.
Nobody can say with any degree
of certainty just what will happen,
and nobody can tell you what cali-
bre of football you'll witness if the
grid sport is allowed to continue.
But, despite the arguments against
the continuation of the pigskin.
spectacle, we think Big Ten officials
and other intercollegiate athletic
associations will decide in favor of
football for the duration.
True, it takes up transportation
facilities and employs men who could
be turning out war material or actual-
ly engaging in conflict. War workers
and just ordinary Mr. and Mrs. Amer-
ican, nevertheless, need some relaxa-
tion, and a steady diet of movies can
be some monotonous. It'll have to be
one whale of an argument to convince
this department that football games
every Saturday during the fall will
sabotage the war effort.
Crowds won't be as large as they
have been, and in most cases they
were far below par this year. Yet,
the game will be there for those who
want to see it, and that, we think,
is part of the American way of life.
Of course, if all male students aren't
here when the autumn makes its
appearance, and there are strong
rumors to that effect, then football
will necessarily be gone from our
wartime picture. But until that
happens, we opine that football
should continue.

Two Michigan
Gridmen Named
for All-Star Tilt
With the Michigan football season
completed, only the selection of the
various All-American teams and the
formation of the East-West squads
for their annual New ear's Day fracas
at San Francisco remain to keep the
rabid Wolverine grid fan awake these
wintry nights.
Andy Kerr, Colgate football coach
and one of the eastern mentors an-
nounced yesterday that two Wol-
verines, Al Wistert and George Ceit-
haml, have accepted bids to play with
the East team in the annual charity
football classic.
And on the All-American front,
three selectors announced their dream
lineups this week-end. The newspaper,
New York Sun, placed Wistert at a
tackle post on its first team and
Julius Franks at guard on its alterna-
tive array.
Sportscaster Bill Stern's choices in
the current issue of Look magazine
also accord top tackle honors to Wis-
tert while Franks is given a guard
spot on the third team.
The International News/ Service
squad names Franks on its first eleven
and gives honorable mention to Wol-
verine halfback, Tommy Kuzma.
All eligible sophomores and sec-
ond semester freshmen are urged
to try out for The Daily sports
staff. This includes women. No
previous journalistic ability is
needed. See Bud Hendel any after-
noon at the Student Publications

Scoring a touchdown in the Iowa
game, Paul White, shifty junior half-
back, took the season's scoring honors
for the Mifhigan squad with 48 points.
White's scores were all touchdowns
as were runner-up Tom Kuzma's. The
Gary Flash, missing several games in
the early part of the season due to
injuries, counted 42 points. Sopho-
more Bob Wiese scored 30 points
while Jim Brieske, with the automatic
toe, accounted for 29 points, including
one field goal.
Rushing honors went to sophomore
Wiese who had a season's net gain
of 466 yards and a 3.5 average per
try. White finished second in this
column with 445 yards total, Kuzma
was the only other Wolverine to go
for more than 300 yards accounting
for 324.
Don Lund had the highest average
per try with a 4.8 yard average, but
Frank Wardley with 4.7 and Don Rob-
inson with 4.6 pressed Lund.
Bob Chappuis was by far the most
efficient Wolverine passer, complet-
ing 28 out of 64 aerials for a total
gain of 358 yards.
Are suave - individualistic -- smart
in one of our personality styles. Are
you one of them?
Between State and Mich. Theatres

in Net1

White Is Team
High Scorer

Tops Backfield
Ground Gained

University's First Inter-Class
Track Meet To Be Held Dec. 12


While football managers cleaned
and stored equipment in anticipation
of another season, Michigan'sscom-
bined Varsity and Frosh track squads
were winding up workouts for the
University's first inter-class meet in
its history December 12 at Yost Field
Approximately 200 thinclads, com-
posing the largest athletic group at
Michigan, will compete in the pre-
liminary meet at 2:30 p.m. Saturday
on the indoor track. Winners of a
specified number of places in the
qualifying heats will enter the finals.
Adds Zest to Workouts
Varsity Coach Ken Doherty dis-
closed that the inter-class meet was
replacing the traditional fall time
AUSTIN, Tex., Nov. 30.-(IP)_
The administration today granted
permission for the University of
Texas, Southwest Conference
champions, to meet Georgia Tech
in the Cotton Bowl football classic
at Dallas on New Year's Day.

trials which both Varsity and Frosh
squads had participated in separately
in past years. Besides, he pointed out,
the chance for early season competi-
tion will add a zest to the workouts.
Eleven events are listed on the pro-
gram, including seven track and four
in the field division. Competition is
planned in the 60-yard dash, 440-yard
dash, 880-yard and mile runs, 65-yard
high and low hurdles, one-mile relay,


running high and broad
vault and 16-pound shot
Scoring To Be Different
Scoring will be unusual
being granted to winners
12 places, except in the
and mile run. Points will
24 men in the mile event,

jump, pole
with points
of the first
mile relay
be given to
24 for first,


23 for second, etc. In the relay, 48
points will go to the winners, 24 points
for second, 12 for third and 6 for
fourth place. In all other events it
will be 24 points for first, 22 for sec-
ond, etc.
Each entrant is eligible to compete
in three events. Assisting Doherty
with the meet is Frosh Coach Chet
Stackhouse. Both the preliminary and
final meets are open to the public.


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