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Y, DEC.- 9, 104




Ten Heads Urge Continuation Of Varsity Competiti



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28 Qualify for
I=M Wrestling
Finals Tonight

Conference Schedules
Curtailed by Coaches.
Championship Meets to Be Held in Chicago Area;
Michigan Winter, Spring Schedules Released

The Cracker Barrel
By Mike Ban

Wolverine Natators Will Make
Debut at Friday's Swim Gala

Twenty-eight fraternity wrestlers
will take up this evening right where
they left off in last night's prelimi-
naries as they battle for the eight di-
visional championships and a crack
at the coveted team crown awarded
to the fraternity scoring the most
The scheduled matches starting at
7:30 at the I-M Building are as fol-
Semi-finals of the 155 pound class:
Harvey Jones, Phi Delta Theta, vs.
Milan Cobble, also of Phi Delta
Theta; Bill Cranston, Chi Phi, vs.
Bob Sundquist, Beta Theta Pi.
Semi-finals of the 165 pound divi-
sion: Roy Weterhall, Phi Delta Theta,
vs. Howard Snyder, also of Phi Delta
Theta; Ralph Amstutz, Phi Delta
Theta, vs. Paul 'rozeller, Sigma Chi.
Semi-finals of the 145 pound class:
Allan Holcombe, Sigma Alpha Epsi-
lon, vs. Don Laursen, Beta Theta Pi;
Ben Holmes, Beta Theta Pi, vs. Bob
Templin, Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Finals of the 121 pound class: Louis
Kleinstiver, Beta Theta Pi, vs. Rufus
Teasdale, Alpha Tau Omega.
Finals of the 128 pound division:
Ralston Hayden, Beta Theta Pi vs.
Doug Chanter, Psi Upsilon.
Finals of the 136 pound class: Ed-
ward Gillette, Phi Delta Theta, vs.
Jack Vaughn, Phi Gamma Delta.
The finals of the 175 pound class:
Bill Grey, Sigma Phi Epsilon, vs. Don
O'Neill, Beta Theta Pi.
Finals of the unlimited class: Jack
Emmett, Phi Delta Theta, vs. Rudy
Smeja, Alpha Tau Omega.
Points will be awarded to the com-
peting fraternities on the. basis of
five points for first place, three for
second place, and one point for each
wrestler getting into the semi-finals.

CHICAGO, Dec. 8.--(P)-Athletic
chiefs of the Western Conference not
only signified their intention of car-
rying on their own sports program
today but also urged that Intercol-
legiate Athletics throughout the na-
tion be continued, "As requested b'y
Army and Navy officials, regardless
of spectator attendance."
Directors of athletics of the Big
Ten schools stated "It is our convic-
tion that competition is of real value
in encouraging physical fitness
among the youth of the nation and
in teaching the principles of team or
coordinated effort which may be in-
volved in military leadership and
Backing up this declaration, the
coaches drew up schedules for win-
ter and spring sports, curtailed to
some extent byitransportation re-
strictions but still providing a well-
rounded program of competition.
Meets in Chicago
In each case it was decided to hold
Conference championship meets in
the Chicago area because of its cen-
tral location. March 5 and 6 were
set as the dates for the indoor track,
wrestling and swimming meets, the
track at the University of Chicago
and wrestling and swimming at
at Northwestern University, Evans-
ton, Ill.
May 13, 14 and 15 were set as dates
for Conference championship meets
in golf and tennis, the netters to
gather at Northwestern and the golf-
ers at some Chicago area course yet
to be determined.
Baseball schedules, drawn with an
eye on variations in closing dates of.
the Conference schools, called for

the most part for 10 League gamesj
for each school 'in place of the cus-
tomary 12.
The Athletic Directors' statement
pointed out that basketball schedules
already have been redrawn to save
approximately 25 per cent in travel1
mileage. The directors also said "We
are proud to have made a direct con-
tribution to military training in the
form of physical facilities such as
field houses, gymnasiums and ath-
letic fields."'
Discuss Using Freshmen
Directors, faculty representatives
and football coaches were engaged
throughout the day in discussing the
advisability of dispensing with the
ban on the use of freshmen for the
duration of the war, but no decisions
were reached and no announcement
was expected until tomorrow.
It was believed some discussion of
next fall's football schedules was
held, since the closed sessions were
attended by officials of the Iowa
Navy Pre-Flight School, Great Lakes
Naval Training Station and Michigan
State College. - The directors indi-
cated in their statement that their
program of cooperation with the
armed forces in competitive schedules
would be continued next year.
University of Michigan winter
sports schedules formulated at the
annual Big Ten meeting here today
provide for the following, meets:
Swimming-Ohio State at Michi-
gan, Jan. 23; Michgan at Iowa, Feb.
12; Michigan at.Ohio'state, Feb. 20;
Western Conference Meet at North-
western, March 5-6; NCAA Meet at
Ohio State, March 26-27.
Wrestling-Michigan at North-
western, Feb. 13; Michigan at Illinois,
Feb. 15; Michigan at Ohio State, Feb.
20; Western Conference Meet at
Northwestern, March 5-6.
Indoor Track-Ohio State at Mich-
igan, Feb. 27; Western Conference
Meet at Chicago, March .5-6.
- Wolverine spring sports schedules
Tennis-Purdue at Michigan, April
23; Illinois at 'Michigan, April 24;
Michigan vs. Ohio State at Evanston,
May 7; Michigan at Chicago, May 8;
Western Conference Meet at North-
western, May 13-15.
Baseball - Illinois at Michigan,
April 23-24; Indiana at Michigan,
April 30-May 1; Michigan at Purdue,
May 7-8; Michigan at Ohio State,
May 14-15; Iowa at Michigan, dates
to be arranged..
Be A Goodfellow
Jack Patten Makes AAU
All-American Swim Team
Jack Patten, captain of the Wol-
verine natator squad was named to
the All-American men's swimming
team yesterday by Larry Johnson of
Boston, chairman of a special Ama-
teur Athletic Union committee.
Patten gained the honors as a
member of the 400-yard freestyle
team along with Howard Johnson of
Yale, Bill Prew of the Detroit A.C.,
and Alan Ford of Mercersburg (Pa.)

Navy, Army, PEM ...
ALTHOUGH the Cracker Barrel is strictly a small-time sports writer
at best, he's sure of one thing-there's a helluva big difference be-
tween participating in big-time sports and teaching mass physical
Just because a guy can bat .500 or make three touchdowns a game is
no reason why the same guy can make sound physical specimens out of a
couple hundred draftees.
Yet, our Army and Navy officials don't seem to realize this. They
figure as long as a player is healthy and well-known he's just the man
to handle Camp Wack Wack's physical training program.
It takes years of study to be able to teach physical conditioning, just
as in history or any other academic subject. Men like Michigan's Earl
Riskey and Elmer Mitchell of the IM department have spent their lives in
this field and are still learning. It's because of these two men that we have
the highly successful PEM program.
Can you imagine the kind of a program Michigan would have had
if the Army would have sent some Big League star to Ann Arbor to
handle proceedings.
Take the case of Hank Greenberg for example. The Detroit Tiger left
fielder entered the Army last year and after hard work became a first
lieutenant in the anti-tank corps. Then out of a clear sky he was put in
charge of physical conditioning for all Army Air Fields. Now, the Cracker
Barrel knows Hank is a smart guy and a swell fellow, but the Barrel also
knows Hank is completely unfamiliar with mass physical education.
The conditioning of our pilots is an all-important factor in winning
the war and we can't afford to take chances.
Only last week we received a letter from an ensign in the U.S. Navy
who complained that his present physical training program was inferior to
the PEM course he had had at Michigan. His Navy course is being handled
by a Pacific coast basketball star.
Apparently the Navy is a worse offender on this score than the
Army. Namely because it has Gene Tunney in charge of its entire
Tunney was a honey as a boxer, but ten to one he knows less about
mass physical education than Hank Greenberg.
Tunney, by the way, was the bright lad who raised the big fight
against smoking as a health menace and didn't even bring up the sub-
ject of liquor. (Whether it was because Tunney was on the board of
directors of a distillery isn't important.)
Not to be outdone, the United States Coast Guard pulled out a name
from the celebrity basket and came up with Jack Dempsey, the ex-heavy-
weight champ.
Everyone must have heard of the excellent reports of Jack's ability as
a restaurateur but we doubt if that would help him in his new job.
The point is simply that these men are not experts on the depart-
ments they head and consequently the health of the men in the Army
and Navy is jeopardized.
Don't blame the Tunneys, the Greenbergs or their colleagues, blame
the military leaders who think big names make sound bodies.
Cagers Prepare for Marquette

When Matt Mann's eighth annual
Swim Gala takes over the Sports
Building pool Friday night, Wolver-
ine swimming fans will get their first
glimpse of Michigan's 1942 natators
in action.
Conference champs last year acnd
runners-up to Yale in the Collegiates,
Matt's boys aren't going to take a
The eighth annual Swim Gala
will be held at the Sports Building
Pool Friday night at 7:45. Tickets
are 50c and can be purchased at
the door.
back seat to anyone this year and
Friday night they'll reveal their pow-'
erful reasons why they hope to bring
that N.C.A.A. crown back to Ann Ar-
bor to roost.
Chief attraction will be the debut
for Wolverine fans of Matt's already
famous backstroker, Harry Holiday.
Even if he hasn't shown his wares be-

fore a home town crowd, Harry's
name is already well established in
the minds of Wolverine fans.
For it was this Maize and Blue
sophomore who pushed the renowned
Adolph Kiefer to a new world record
in the National A.A.U. 150-yard back-
stroke last spring. Moreover, Harry's
time of 1:33 was better than that of
any other backstroker with the ex-
ception of Kiefer.
Competes against Teammates
Matt calls Harry the best back-
stroker in the history of Michigan.
The young sophomore flash will be
paired against three teammates, Ted
Horlenko, John Aigler, and Loren
Papenguth, in a special 100-yard
backstroke event.
Diving, too, will share*the spotlight
as mermen Alex Canja, Lou Haughey,
Mary Holter, Dick Dugan, Ralston
Hayden, and Gil Evans vie for high
board honors. Others of the events
carded for Friday night will feature
many of Michigan's tried and true
veterans of last year.

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Michigan's basketball squad was
tied up in knots of nervous tension
the entire first half of the State
game, and now that those knots have
been untied, Coach Bennie Ooster-
baan is doing everything in his power
to keep them that way.
Next Saturday, when the Wolver-
ines take the floor against Marquette,
there should be little of this sloppy
playing. Competition showed that
Michigan's squad is composed of ex-
cellent players capable of continuing
the winning complex they started last
Bob Wiese's outstanding play was
the prize package in the initial en-
counter. Especially notable were his
one-handed tallies from far out on
the court, just when they were needed
most. Wiese has been in competition
all' fall as a gridder and evidently
wasn't as nervous as the rest of the
boys were. Dave Strack, sophomore
guard, lived up to expectations ac-



corded him as a "starting man by
playing an excellent defensive game
with lots of pep.

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