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Wolverines Defi







Poor Play in First Half
Offset by Strong Finish

directors, footba
other officials will ga
today for a two-day
general hashing out
wartime athletic situ
The results of the
serve as an indicator
the nation's athletic
Big Ten is regarded
leader in all athlet
the decisions reache
western moguls tod
row will have an in
ing on what the o
associations will do
At all costs, the Big
will do its utmost to
competition between
The officials will ha
difficult transportati
cut travel to a minim
is certain-few, if an
contests will be sch
sport. But in its own
the Western Conferen
retain athletic relati
A tipoff on this
outcome came in
dressing room after
ball game. Fritz Cri
that intercollegiate
probably be played
Stadium next year, 1
to comment on the
opposition or the c
ball-staged. Across ti
die Anderson, coach
eyes, made the sa
which means that
opinion among the
will arrive at the d
Big Ten get-togethe
continued sports as
come out of this
waiving of the fresh
Conference. This mea
ling athletes will be
pate in intercollegia
Undoubtedly the mo
From all indication
will soon be riddled
portion of their male
and frosh membershi
divisions will be need
able squads..
written, Michig
team had not yet n
wood debut against
of Michigan State.I
few words in antic
present season do n
The Wolverine ca
disastrous campaign
times they looked ik
At other times they o
thing less than a me
tion. Criticism flow
the mouths ,of stude
on easy-going Benn
shoulders and a few
sprayed on certain t
If you remember,
some heartbreaking
very beginning of th
that, it seemed to
in itself. The player
the dash and fire t
team needs. Basketi
game of . assurance
ability, and whent
oozes so does a large
ability. Cockiness, h
place in the schem
Anyway, with their c
the Wolverines w
penetrate the enemy
times to have Michi
side the winning sc
crew pre-seasonl
than any Wolverine h
gation of the last fou

Daily Sports Editor
RENCE athletic ten men on this squad are capable
11 coaches and of top-flight basketball. With the
ther in Chicago proper coaching and the proper atti-
meeting and a tude towards the game and them-
of the muddled selves, these Wolverines should give
ation. Michigan a banner basketball year.
se' confabs will To expect the Wolverines to win
for the rest of the Conference crown would be
leagues. .The sheer folly at this time. And to
as the foremost rate them out of consideration
ic circles, and would be equally as foolish. Defi-
d by the Mid- nitely a dark-horse team in a
ay and tomor- league anticipating its toughest
4portant bear- competition in years, Michigan
ther collegiate should give a good account of it-
with the prob- self. The blotty record of last year
should not be repeated.
Ten, we think, * *
preserve athletic DRIFTWOOD AND SPLINTERS:
its members. Sometimes we wonder who best
ye to solve the knows the true worth of a player to
on problem and a football team, the gridders or the
num. One thing press box poets ... at Indiana Uni-
y, intersectional versity they have a halfback who
ieduled in any has been named on almost every All-
a circumference, American team in the land, Billy
ace will strive to Hillenbrand... yet quarterback Lou
)nships. - Saban, a blocking demon, and con-
problematical sidered the best line-backer in the
the Michigan Midwest, was named most valuable
the Iowa foot- by his teammates and also elected
sler then stated captain for next year, two honors for
football would which Hillenbrand was eligible.
I in Michigan Interesting sidelight on the situa-
but he declined tion is that Hillenbrand and Saban
calibre of the are the closest of friends and have
alibre of foot- been roommates ever since their
he way, Dr. Ed- freshman year... over at North-
of the Hawk- western, a similar, twister took
me statement, place . . . Ed Hirsch, junior full-
the prevailing back; was given the most valuable
gentlemen who and captain awards over the sensa-
ecisions in the tional Otto Graham, selected by
r is in favor of many as the outstanding back of
ong as possible. the year.... still and all, sports-
that is likely to writers picking their mythical
meeting is the teams stick to Hillenbrand and
man rule in the Graham.
ns that all year- Be A Goodfeow
able to partici- T.r e t n
te competition.
e is necessary.e ninares
s, college ranks}}} }
of a large pro-
student bodies, " "
p in the varsity Begin Tonight
d to assure suit-
One hundred wrestlers, fraternity
and residence hall men alike, will
is column was take to the mats tonight at 7:30 in
an's basketball the I-M Building in order to deter-
made its hard- mine qualifiers for the championship
the Spartans matches to be held tomorrow.
Nevertheless, a The contestants will be divided off
ipation of the into eight different weight divsions
ot seem out of so that wrestlers of equal weight will
be pitted against one another. From
gers suffered a there on in everyone will be on his
last year. At own. Just to make sure that matters
e a good team, don't get too far out of hand, how-
ooked like some- ever, will be Varsity wrestlers acting
diocre aggrega- as referees. They will run four match-
ed freely from es at a time.
nts. Blame fell Besides the seven regular weight
ie Oosterbaan's divisions that range from 121 to 175
drops of it were pounds, the meet will be featured by
eam members. an unlimited match in which anyone
that team lost with more than 175 pounds in his
tussles at the possession can try his skill. This
e season. After match should see the Man Mountains
lose confidence of the university tangle.
s no longer had From tonigh t's and tomorrow
hat a winning night's results will be determined not
ball is largely a only the individual championships
in one's own but also the champions of the resi-
the confidence dence hall and fraternity leagues. In-
portion of the dividual champions will be crowned
owever, has no in each league.
e of the sport. - Be A Goodfellow
onfidence gone, ILLINOIS BEATS U. OF D.

A fighting Michigan quintet, which
gave a hopeless display of basketball
in the first half, suddenly came to
life in the closing minutes of the final
period to barely nose out Michigan
State, 36 to 31, in an overtime con-
test last night at the Yost Field
Trailing by nine points at halftime,
the Wolverines slowly got under way
and with 45 seconds of the final per-
iod left Captain Jim Mandler's gift

threat through all the game, then
connected with another foul toss and
hit with a long set shot to make the
score 7 to 0.
Finally after 11 minutes and 37
seconds in the first half, Mel Comin,
substitute forward, gave the dormant
Michigan squad its first point with
a free throw. Dave Strack, sparky
soph guard, added another point.
State Leads at Half
Michigan State ran up four more
baskets as Stone scored three and
Nick Hashu sent the ball through for
another. The Wolverines' first basket
came when Mandler faked and
hooked one in from the free throw
circle. Morrie Bikoff's tally made the,
score at half time 15 to 6 with the'
Maize and Blue trailing by nine
In the second half, Wiese's play
was the fire behind the Varsity as'
they closed the gap. The teams jock-
eyed back and forth with the Wol-
verines behind until three gift throws
by Wiese, Mandler and Harold An-
derson narrowed the margin to only
four points as the score stood at State
29, Michigan 25. Then Wiese tipped
in the ball from a -mad scramble un-
der the basket and the stands were
yelling for two more points.
Mandler Ties Score
These points came from the free
throw method as Leo Doyle gathered
one and Mandler the other. Mandler
was fouled by Al Peppler and as he
stepped to the line for the attempt,
the crowd hushed. Big Jim clearly
dropped the ball in for the tying
point. Only 45 seconds of play re-
State's scoring in the overtime was
confined to a lone basket while Wiese,
Gibert and Strack each flipped in a
marker and Mandler got a free throw.
The Spartans' basket came first but
Michigan came up with a rush to run
up their seven points and cop the
A Flying Start

Classes Clash
in Track Battle
on Saturday
Captain Matthews to
Lead Seniors; Large i
ield in 1942 Debut 1
With 139 men already qualified and1
several more expected to join this
group tomorrow, Michigan's first in-
ter-class track meet in 10 years,
slated for Saturday afternoon at Yost
Field House, will be the initial fall
test of Varsity Coach Ken Doherty's
cinder churners.
Captain Dave Matthews, senior
half-miler, will lead his class into
battle, ccmpcting in three events-
880, mile and two-mile runs.
Interest is being centered on the
expected pole vaulting battle between
senior Bob Segula, sophomore Keith
Chapman and freshman Gene Moody.
Chapman soared over 12 ft. 5% in.
to win the qualifying round.
Frosh Pace High Jump
The possibility of a clean sweep by
frosh high jumpers appeared immi-
nent after the first-year men of
Coach Chet Stackhouse grabbed the
first four places in the preliminaries
and qualified nine men.
Big Elmer Swanson, sophomore
hurdler, who scored the only double
in the qualifying meet, will face stiff
competition from senior Chuck Pin-
ney in the 65-yard lows, and senior
Bud Byerly in the 65-yard highs.
The shot put event appears to be
a duel between senior George Ostroot
and frosh George Kraeger, the latter
winning the qualifying heat. Soph
Bill Osgood is the cream of the run-
ning broad jumpers.
Senior Bill Newcomb hit 6.6 sec-
onds to win the pole position in the
60-yard dash, but he will have his
hands full beating junior Len Alkon
and Pinney.
Veterans Rule Distances
.The longer distances will find
Coach Doherty's seasoned veterans in
favored roles. Slim John Roxbor-
ough, sophomore letterman, and Cap-
tain Matthews top the half-milers,
while sophomore Bob Hume, junior
Ernie Leonardi, sophomore Ross
Hume and Matthews are the mile
favorites. Leonardi is the best bet
n the two-mile grind, while senior
Bob Ufer is in a class by himself in
the quarter-mile.
Be A Goodrellow --
Travel of Fans
to Bowl Games
to Be Curtailed
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7.-(M)-Jo-
seph B. Eastman, defense transporta-
tion director, made it clear today he
wants no "team followers" to travel
to Bowl football games Jan. 1.
Telegraphing sponsors of the Rose
Bowl at Pasadena and the Sugar
Bowl at New Orleans, Eastman said
that supplying of tickets to compet-
ing teams for sale in their home com-
munities would run counter to his re-
quest that admissions be distributed
only locally.
Eastman's telegram to Robert Mc-
Curdy, president of the Tournament
of Roses, said he understood McCurdy
had expressed doubt whether the tra-
vel curtailment request meant exclu-
sion of a delegation from the Uni-
versity of Georgia, one of the Rose
Bowl teams.
"We must discourage enthusiasts
and team followers from making
these trips this season," Eastman
said. "Hope that travel from Georgia
may be limited to essential players
and coaching staff."

Michigan's hockey team went down
in defeat in its opening contest of the
present season last Saturday night;
but the performances given by var-
ious members of the squad indicate
that there are better times ahead for
the Wolverine puckmen.
Every one of Eddie Lowrey's boys
showed plenty of spirit from the
opening face-off to the final whistle.

the ice under his own power. That
episode was just one of many exam-
ples which typify the spirit and will
to win that this year's hockey team
seems to have.
For the first time in several years
it appears that Lowrey has two good
lines to work with. The first line will
be Bob Opland, at center, and Bill
Dance and Bob Kemp at the wings.
Last Saturday Dance was in the hos-
pital and his place was filled by Ed
"Rudy" Reichert. The second line of
Johnny Athens, Roy Bradley, and Roy
Anderson also showed plenty of power
on the offense. Both forward walls
had the power to take the puck down
into London ice all evening, only to
have it taken away after a shot at the
nets. The passing which was a bit
rusty should improve before the team
meets its next opponent.
Michigan's defense combination of
Bob Derleth and Bob Stenberg played
the entire game. Derleth was one of
the individual stars of the game. He
showed up especially well in taking
the puck away from the opposing for-
wards deep in Michigan ice. He also
made several offensive sweeps down
the ice all by himself, and would have
scored if goalie Tom Moffat hadn't
been alert. The second defense for
the sextet will be Reichert and Fred
Captain Hank Loud, who had a
busy evening in goal, showed that he
also will round into the form that the
entire team is approaching for the
coming season.
This year's hockey team will have
plenty of fight and will to win. The
spirit shown in the London contest
has shown that with a bit more prac-
tice, the sextet will win more games
than it did last year. In the words of
Coach Eddie Lowrey "Look at those
boys play, we will win this year."
All who are interested in trying
for a managerial position on the
wrestling team are asked to see
Coach Ray Courtright at the Field
House today. Manager awards will
be given at the end of the season
as in other sports.

Spirited Showing of Puckmen
Bodes Well for Future Games

.. rangy Wolverine center and
captain, team scoring leader last
year, who sent last night's game
into overtime with a basket in the
last 45 seconds, which brought his
total for the evening to nine points.
toss tied the score at 29-all. In the
five minute overtime period the Var-
sity walked away from State to win
its opening tilt of the 1942-43 basket-
ball season.
Sophomore Bob Wiese was the star
of the game as he collected five bas-
kets and one free throw for a total of
11 points. All this was garnered in
the second half and the overtime as
he played little of the opening period.
Mandler and Oliver White, forward
for the Spartans, shared runner-up
honors with nine points each.
Michigan Starts Slowly
Michigan was definitely off form
in the first half. The crowd of 2,500
on hand to see Coach Bennie Ooster-
baan's new stars perform was amazed
as the Wolverines failed to score for
nearly 12 minutes of play while they
were missing passes, dribbling poorly
and failing to cover the State players.
Coach Ben Van Alstyne's squad
took the lead from the opening whis-
tle and never relinquished it until
the overtime. Fred Stone, lanky six
foot, six inch center, dropped in the
first basket of the tilt as he tipped
one in from under the nets. Free
throws by Clayton Kowalk and White
added two points. White, who was a

. . . aggressive senior wing who
led Michigan's scoring against, Lon-
don A.C. last Saturday with an
assist in the first period and a goal
in the second.:
With less than a minute to go Bob
Kemp, wingman, was trying to take
the puck away from Mike Krasnow-
ski, when he body checked him too
hard. The London center was badly
shaken up by the fall and lay prone
on the ice for several minutes, before
he was able to get up and skate of f

W hite, f............. 3
Diehl, f. ............2
Peppler, f...........0
Stone, c............. 4
Petroski, c..........0
Hashu, g. ......... 2
Kowalk, g. .......... 1


. 12

Totals ..........
Gibert, f. .........
Anderson, f........
Comin, f. .........
Wiese, f. ..........
Mandler, c. .......
Doyle, g.... ......
Strack, g. ........
Bikoff, g. .........



I-Eolwar RIL W iY n-

. . .

1 0
1 1
0 1
5 1
3 3
2 1
1 1
1 0
14 8

Totals ...........

Half Time Score: Mich. State 15,
Michigan 6.
Free Throws Missed: Mich. State-
White 2, Stone; Michigan-Gibert,
Wiese 2, Mandler 2, Doyle 2, Strack.
Be A Goodfellow
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Dec. 7.-(/P)
- Indiana University's basketball
team rolled over Wabash, 58 to 40,

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Demonstration by PEM Class
to Hold Spotlight at Swim Gala

re unable to
basket enough
gan placed be-
Michigan cage
y rates better
ardwood aggre-
r years. At least

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 7.-(IP)-A
University of Detroit basketball team
came up from nowhere in the second
half to throw a scare into Illinois to-
night, but the Illini, defending cham-
pions of the Western Conference,
clung to a portion of their half-time
edge and won, 38 to 25.



Seniors and

Sept. '43 Graduates,

What happens in a PEM swimming
class? This Friday night in the, so-
called Natatorium at the Intramural
Building 28 volunteers under the di-
rection of Swimming Coach Matt
Mann will give a demonstration at
the annual Swim Gala.
Matt Mann, jerennially called "the
genial Matt Mann" by members of
the journalistic profession and just
plain "Matt" by most others, waxed
enthusiastic over the PEM swim-
ming program when queried about it;
and why shouldn't he? For Michigan
has a swimming program that is pre-
paring PEMen for almost any situa-
tioil they will encounter in or near
the water.'
Swim in Oil
How many of you would know how
to come up and then swim in burn-
ing oil? Such an Arabian Nights-
sounding experience could very easily
happen to you-a torpedo into a
tanker in your convoy, a torpedo into
your troopship (or what have you),
and you will agree that "Oil is am-
munition." Come Friday and you will
all know how to live to shoot a Jap
or a German-which reminds me that
another technique to be shown will

that should be at the command of
every swimmer and the combinations
of them that may be of use in differ-
ent situations. So, the swimmers will
show the assembled multitude how
to assist a tired swimmer and how
to execute the chin carry and the
cross-chest carry in pulling a drown-
ing person in to shore. Also demon-
strated will be swimming with a rifle,
and merely staying afloat: this last
is much more important than being
able to swim for distance, for dis-
tances are rather distorted in the
Pacific Ocean.
Whether your interests be in swim-
ming and soldiering, or in having a
rolicking good time (and rolicking
is the word wherever Matt Mann is
concerned), you should all end up
at the Natatorium on Friday night
for the Swim Gala and see the
PEMen strut their stuff.


If you cannot arrange a senior picture
appointment. The Ensian has arranged
it so you can have your picture made
at home, during Christmas vacation.

le's Laughing At -

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