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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 1942

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ODT May Divide Big Leagues

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PHILADELPHIA, Dec,. 15.- (P)-
The Philadelphia Record says the
office of Defense Transportation is
"giving serious consideration" to a
plan for dividing Big League Baseball
into eastern and western divisions,
proposed editorially by The Record
last Sunday.
The record quotes Joseph B. East-
man, director of the ODT, as saying
in Washington today, "Our office is
very much interested in the sugges-

tion made by the Philadelphia Rec-
ord." The leagues, as suggested by The
Record, would be made up as follows:
East League-New York, Philadel-
phia, Boston and Washington of the
American League, combined with New
York, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and
Boston of the National League.
West League-Chicago, St. Louis,
Cleveland and Detroit of the Ameri-
can League, combined with Chicago,
St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati
of, the National League.

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Frosh Amass
387 Points to
Win Track Title
Larger Entry Is Big
Factor; Ufer Is Star
By ERIC ZALENSKI
Overwhelming superiority of num-
bers gave the frosh thinclads a
smashing triumph over their class-
mates in the inter-class track meet
at Yost Field House last night.
The surprising freshmen, taking
firsts in the high jump, shot put and
mile relay, piled up the amazing total
of 387 points to far surpass the jun-
iors, sophomores and seniors in that
order. The real battle was between
the last three named teams with
points scored as follows: Juniors,
158/2; sophomores, 157%/2; and sen-
iors, 156.
Ufer Wins Twice
Senior Bob "Hose Nose" Ufer, na-
tional indoor quarter-mile king, was
the night's only double winner, grab-
bing a first in the 440-yard dash in
50.4 seconds, and leading the field
home in the half-mile in 2:01.
The hot battle in the pole vault
saw a virtual dark horse, Ken Fryar,
a sophomore, grab top honors with
a winning leap of 12 ft. 6 in.
Senior Chuck Donahey blazed
through the.60-yard dash in 6.5 sec-
onds to nose out his teammate, Bill
Newcomb. The heated duel in the 65-
yard low hurdles between senior
Chuck Pinney and sophomore Elmer
Swanson saw the former timber-top-
per flash across the finish line in 7.7
seconds with red-headed Jack Martin,
a freshman, taking third. Swanson
took the high hurdles with ease in
8.7 seconds to defeat junior Liv Stroia
and sophomore Bill Osgood.
Kraeger Wins Shot
Thepowerful frosh high jumping
trio of Bill Dale, Fred Weaver and
Paul Bander gained a three-way tie
for first place at 5 ft. 11 in. Fresh-
man Bob Gardner barely missed out
with a jump of 5 ft. 112 in.
The freshman picked up points in
the shot put when grid star, George
Kraeger, heaved the 16-pound ball
42 ft. 31/4 in. to beat senior George
Ostroot and teammate Gardner.
Lanky Bill Osgood, sophomore
broad jumper, nosed out Pinney for
top honors in a tight batle. His win-
ning leap of 21 ft. 5 in. just beat
Pinney's best effort of 21 ft. 3 in.
Gardner was in there again for a
third place.
Matthews Takes 880
Captain Dave Matthews opened the
program with a narrow victory over
sophomore Ross Hume in the mile in
4:36.4. Junior Ernie Leonardi sprinted
the last lap to grab an easy first in
the two-mile run in10:21. Junior Roy
Currie was second and Matthews took
third.
The frosh added 12 points by scor-
ing an easy triumph in the mile relay
in 3:36 with anchorman Bill Hutchins
opening a big gap over the second-
place juniors. The sophs were third.
Mat Schedule
Is Announced
Two home meets, exclusive, of
matches with service teams. mark
Michigan's 1943 wrestling schedule,
revealed today by Mat Coach Ray
Courtright.
Only one service team has beeni
carded to date, but Coach Courtright
expects to fill his open dates with
such squads. The schedule is as fol-
lows :
Jan. 9-Grosse Ile Naval Air Base.
Jan. 18-at Michigan State1

Jan. 23-Ohio State
Feb. 13-at Northwestern
Feb. 15-at Illinois
Feb. 20-Michigan State
March 5-6-Conference meet at
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By Mike Man
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NEW YORK, Dec. 15.- (UP)-
Frankie Sinkwich, for the last two
years a member of the All-America
football team, has been voted the
No. 1 male athlete of 1942.
The Youngstown, Ohio, halfback
who led Georgia's Bulldogs to a Rose
Bowl bid, polled 94 points in a wide-
open ballot race that saw the 69
sports editors participating in the
Associated Press' annual poll spread
their first place votes among 16 ath-

He's My Guy ...
EVERY once in a while an athlete
comes along who seems to elec-
trify a crowd by his mere presence.
He's the kind of a guy who makes a
sports writer's work more than inter-
esting by always adding the unexpect-
ed.
In short, little Morrie Bikoff is
what we mean.
Bikoff, who saw plenty of action
last year as a guard on Bennie Oos-
terbaan's cage squad, seems to have
that certain intangible something
that makes crowds respond every
time he makes an appearance on the
court.
Back when "Bik" was a freshman
we remember hearing the colorful

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Sinkwich Voted'Top Male Athlete

Saturday night, Morrie made only
a short appearance. But in that
time he sank the longest shot of thfe
season and barely missed making a
difficult hook shot. When the little
guy left the floor, he received a tre-
mendous hand despite his short
stay in the contest.
We may be going out on the prover-
bial limb, but we bet before the season
is over "Bik" will supply the punch
for many a Wolverine win. But whe-
ther Michigan wins or loses, Bikoff's
presence should make any contest
worth seeing.
SOMEHOW or other we can't figure
our dear Uncle Sam out.
Time and again we have heard
that some of our nation's best ath-
letes have been rejected by the
armed forces for some minor physi-
cal defect.
Only yesterday big Al Wistert,
Michigan's often selected All-Ameri-
can tackle, was rejected by the Army
Reserve because he failed to pass
their physical.
Now we don't know for sure, but
we'll bet you our reserved seat on
the Mercury, home against a dough-
nut that Wistert is fit for the
toughest type of Commando train-
ing let alone the Army Reserve.
(Just ask any lineman he played
against this year.)
We can certainly see why there
should be some definite physical re-
quirements, but certain waivers
should be allowed.
Right now our government tells
us to be sure to use every available
means in winning this war.
Somehow or other we think Al Wis-
tert supplies some of that means. This
goes for Dye Hogan, Bob Ingalls and
a host of others too.
WITH the war department's an-
nouncement last night about the
Army Reserve and the draft status of
college students, it certainly appears
that Intercollegiate athletics will
shortly be out the window for the dur-
ation.
All talk of the curtailing or elimi-
nating some college sports to save
gas, rubber etc., is probably nothing
short of stupid in view of the fact
that there just won't be anybody
around to participate in a Varsity
competition.
Big Ten officials probably knew
what they were doing two weeks ago
when they didn't lift the freshman
rule, realizing that there wouldn't
even be any freshmen around in time
to come.

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letes. Sinkwich was placed in the
No. 1 slot by 15 of the experts and 19
others judged him either the second
or third best performer of the year.
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MORRIE BIKOFF
Mike Sofiak say, "I'd give plenty to
play with that guy. He's got color,
guts and ability."
Despite the fact that "Bik" is the
smallest guy to make an appearance
o far this year for Michigan, he has
isplayed all his abilities as a fine
layer.
In the Michigan-Marquette game

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Selfridge Field
Favored to Top
Michigan Five
By BOB SHOPOFF
Two winning streaks will be placed
on the block when the Selfridge Field
Flyers tangle with Michigan's fast-
stepping quintet at the Yost Field
House Thursday night.
The speedy service five will. match
its~ record of six victories in as many
tilts against that of Coach Bennie
Oosterbaan's squad's two straight
wins. The Flyers will enter the fray
pre-game favorites because they have
overpowered all their opponents by
large margins. However, the Wolver-
ines are on the upgrade, showing im-
provement each week, and the Var-
sity will be shooting to knock its foe
out of the skies.
Ex-College Stars on Team
The Selfridge Field court team is
composed of ex-college and, profes-
sional stars and is rated one of the
best basketball squads in the state
and midwest. They are fast, like the
P-40's they fly, they have height and
are clever, accurate shots.
Although the first five averages
over six feet tall, one of the best
players on the team is diminutive
Bob Roth, a five foot, seven inch
guard.
Waddell, Semi-Pro, at Guard
At the other guard is "Curley"
Waddell, who has seen service on
many of the semi-pro hardwood
quads of the Motor City. To top
Capt. Jim Mandler's height, Selfridge
Field will have lanky Sam Leiberman,
who measures an even six and one-
half feet from head to toes. Sam
ained his experience with Detroit
Central's high school five and with
Lawrence Tech. For his play at Tech
he was named All-State collegiate
enter.,
Herman Futsch and Andy Pelio
will start at the forwards for the
Flyers.
Both forwards are expert shots and
will provide Michigan's improved de-
ense with its toughest test of the
eason.

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