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Unbeaten

Varsity, Selfridge

Field

Quintets Play

Splits Keglers
Suffer Defeat
A new bowling five known as the
Strikers accomplished what every
other team in the Campus Bowling
League has been unsuccessfully trying
to do since the beginning of the sea-
son when they gave the league-lead-
ing Splits their first defeat Tuesday
night and ended the latter's consecu-
tive game winning streak at thirteen.
The five Strikers and their scores
for Tuesday night are as follows: Bob
Fox, '46E, 503; Herb Roche, '46E, 478;
Roy Glauz, '44E; 483; Bob Hughes,
'45E, 535; and Bill Owen, '45, 390.
The Strikers, only in the league a
week, celebrated their entry by win-
ning two of their three games from
the third place Billiard Room ItInps
and in their second appearance took
two of three games from the Slits.
Sigma Phi Epsilon became volley-
ball champions of the Fraternity
League last Tuesday when they de-
feated Kappa Sigma, 15-12, 15-12, in
the finals.
Playing for the winners were Bob
Bartlow, '43; Jim Sears, '43BAd; Joha
Mikulich, '43; George Sloane, '44E;
John MacLachlan, '45; and Bill Grey,
'45.
In the semi-finals the Sigma Phis
hooked up with Sigma Alpha MiU who
gave them a hard battle.

HOLIDAY FOR MANN:
'Stringbean' of 15 Develops into
Potential Backstroke Champion

Pro, College
Players Give
Flyers Edge

By ERIC ZALENSKI
There is only slight resemblance in
the awkward "stringbean" who at 15
had ideas of making his prep school
swimming team, and blonde-thatched
Harry "Hap" Holiday, Michigan's
sophomore aquatic wizard and poten-
tial world's backstroke king from But-
ler, Pa., who set an unofficial record
only last week.
But the key to his success story is
the same as many others-hard work.
Holiday unhesitatingly gives the cred-
it to Coach Matt Mann who is an ex-
ponent of the school which believes
that genius or championship per-
formance is 99 per cent hard work,
and one per cent ability.
Gawky Lad at 15
Imagine a gawky lad of 15, tower-
ing 6 ft. 4 in. and weighing a terrific
140 pounds! That's what Mann saw
one day at his Canadian swimming
camp four years ago. Holiday was
just another swimmer then, but to
Mann he was material for the cham-
pion's class. The fruit of four long,
hard' years blossomed last Friday
night when Big Harry, now weighing
205 pounds and standing 6 ft. 5 in.,
unofficially smashed Adolf Kiefer's

100-yard backstroke record of 57.2
seconds with an unbelievable 57 flat.
And, as matters now stand, the
ruddy-faced, blue-eyed blonde has
only one chance to make that offi-
cial-the meet at the Sports Building
pool January 23 with the star-stud-
ded Ohio State University swimming
squad. Harry is in the Enlisted Re-
serve Corps and there is a strong pos-
sibility that he'll don the Army's
khaki in February.
All Hap has to do in that meet is to
beat the Buckeye ace, Captain Mark
Follansbee, who holds the Big Ten
backstroke title. His best time of
1:36.9 is short of the Conference rec-
ord of 1:36.8, and way off Holiday's
best effort of last season-i :33.1 in
the A.A.U., when he pushed Kiefer to
a new world's record of 1:30.5 in the
150-yard backstroke.
Starts Career at 14
The story of Holiday's swimming
career dates back only five years,
when he was 14 and a candidate for
his high school team. He made it as
a free-styler, and was elected captain
of the squad in his sophomore year.
H'e transferred to Mercersburg Acad-
emy in Pennsylvania in 1939; found
himself outclassed in the free style;
switched to the backstroke over the
Christmas holiday; and justified the
change with a second place in the
national prep meet, swimming the
100 yards in 1:04.8.
In 1940, he captained his prep
school team and stepped his perfor-
mance up another notch by capturing
the national prep school title in the
100-yard backstroke, cutting his time
down to 1:02. As a freshman at Mich-
igan last year he hit 58.4 seconds, and
this year his 57-second mark has put
him at the peakof his meteoric rise.
There're More Holidays
That name of Holiday will remain
with Michigan fans for a long time.
Why? There are two more potential
greats in the Holiday household-one
16 years old and the other 10. Both
are being nursed along by Mann, and
they have all the earmarks of future
champions.

Oosterbaan Will Use
Same Starting Five;
Wiese Tops Scoring

By BOB SHOPOFF
When two teams with perfectrrec-
ords play each other, one record is
certain to break. That is the situa-
tion when Michigan's spirited quintet
meets the fast Selfridge Field five
at the Yost Field House at 7:30 p.m.
tonight.
From the opening whistle the game
should be hard-fought with the Wol-
verines in the underdog role. But
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan's cagers
have shown during the young season
that they don't know when they are
beat, so prepare for anything to hap-
pen.
Experience Favors Flyers
The Flyers will be favored to drop
Michigan from the ranks of the un-
defeated because they have a more
experienced squad which boasts of
professional and college stars from
all parts of the country.
The servicemen have won six
straight tilts this year, sweeping past
all opposition as their- speed and
clever attack gave them a decisive
advantage. Heading the attack are
two forwards who top the six-foot
mark by one inch, Herman Futsch
and Andy Pelio. Futsch played with
the San Francisco Olympic Profes-
sional Club while Pelio was an All-
State center with Flint Northern
High School in 1938. Observers claim
that the two men are one of the
smoothest working pairs of forwards
in the state.
Invaders Have Height
There will be plenty of height
at the center spot in tonight's fray.
Michigan will have 6-foot 4-inch
Capt. Jim Mandler, while Selfridge
Field will start Sam Leiberman, who
tops the Wolverine leader by two
inches.
At the guards, Bob Roth and "Cur-
ley" Waddell will handle the back
court duties. Both men have seen
service with pro teams and are ex-

Three Grapplers Clinch Places
for Grosse .le Meet January 9
By BOB SCHWARZKOPF lein. Trinklein, weighing 134
Three veterans of last year's wrest- rated as a distinct possibility
ling campaign, Manley Johnson, John can get within the weight
Greene and Dick Kopel, appear to However, Loftus stll leads the
be the only members who have al- Hwvr otssl ed h
ready clinched positions on the Mich- Hal Rudel, despite being pih
igan wrestling squad which will open the frosh-varsity practice me
its season against the Grosse Ile Nav- urday, doesn't have much comp
al Aviation Base January 9. in the 136-pound class, but
These three lettermen were invalu- battle is at 155 pounds when
able in helping the 1941 squad to a of the three grapplers seekir
successful season. Johnson captured post has a definite edge. Wan
second place at 145 pounds in the Land, George McIntyre and S:
National Intercollegiates, while Kopel nolds all rate rather high with
gained fourth place at 121 pounds. Ray Courtright, but Reynold
Greene, this year, holds down the McIntyre may have the insid
same spot he had last year, in the by virtue of their victories by
unlimited class. Saturday's meet. Reynolds d
New Challenger for Berth Warren Gollos and McIntyre
New hallngerfive points for the Varsity byI
At 128 pounds, Larry Loftus and Chuck Telfer.
Bob McDonald, one of whom seemed ea .
to have clinched. the berth last week, Speek at 165
have been challenged by Don Trink- The heavyweight classes a
weakest on the sanad and Pete

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Del Baker Signs as
Coach with Indians
CLEVELAND, Dec. 16.- (A')- Del
Baker, who spent 14 years in the De-
troit Tiger organization, today moved
into the camp of Detroit's prime rival
as coach of the Cleveland Indians.
Vice-President Roger Peckinpaugh
announced that Baker would succeed
Oscar Melillo as coach under Mana-
ger Lou Boudreau. Salary terms were
undisclosed,
pert shots as well as tough defensive-
ly. Roth is known to the followers
of the Detroit semi-professional cir-
cuit where he was a star for several
years.
Coach Oosterbaan has stated that
he would start the same quintet that
downed Marquette, 42 to 32, last
Saturday. That means the Wolver-
ine first five will have big Bob
Wiese and Ralph Gibert at the for-
wards, Mandler at center, and Leo
Doyle and Dave Strack at guards.
Wiese, who has been sensational
for the varsity to date, will be~out to
continue his scoring pace. The sopho-
more leads the squad with 25 points.

THE BENCHCOMBER. By Bud Hendel

To Union Members
and Their Guests

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INTERCOLLEGIATE athletics, just
like the Sunday drive to the coun-
try, are well on their way to becoming
happy memories for the duration of
the war, the result of the all-inclusive
move of the armed forces to call the
enlisted reserves to active dufy,.
And there is no reason for shed-
ding tears over the probable cur-
tailment of intercollegiate sports
competition. No different than oth-
er students, college 4thletes will be
taken under the scope of the sweep-
ing government order, since prac-"
tically every able-bodied member
of the species male is either in one
or another reserve or right near
the top in the draft role.
The intercollegiate athletic scene
isn't being wiped out for the sake of
conserving rubber, gas, manpower or
transportation space. ?It's on its way
to a temporary Happy Hunting
Ground simply because college life, as
we have come to know it, is being
scrapped for the duration.
There is one slight chance that
intercollegiate athletics will sur-
vive. That chance was brought to
light by Fritz Crisler, Michigan
football coach and athletic director.
If the members of the reserves are
not shipped to camps but are
trained on their own college
grounds, then there still may be
collegiate competition.
Only one thing is wrong with that.
It doesn't seem logical, for example,
that Navy men, Army men, Air Corps
pilots, bombardiers, et al will be kept
here for their service educations. It
seems more probable that different
schools will be set aside for specialist
groups, and that every school will
specialize in that divizion best suited'
for its facilities, and we might add,
faculties.
THE WHOLE thing reminds us
of an article we saw not very
long ago. The particular sports-
writer who blended his name with
the article cast a strong vote for
shooting as the peacetime sport
that best prepares its adherents for
the grim business of war.
Most people would say football, or
some other rugged, body-building
sport. Mussolini's marathoners would
probably voice an emphatic ballot for
track, but we'll have to wait until
they're caught to be sure. Neverthe-
less, shooting, as the writer pointed
out, the most obvious sport, would be

overlooked simply because it's so ob-
vious. It's like forgetting ice when
listing the requirements for hockey,
or skating when listing the personal
habits of a puckman.
The kind of shooting referred to,
of course, is that branch done with
a rifle. The National Rifle Associ-
ation is helping train men to be
better soldiers, sailors and marines
by encouraging training courses for
future service men.
Right now, there are over 300,000
members of the Association in the
country, and we're willing to bet that
these sharpshooters could do as much
damage to Hitler, Mussolini and Hiro-
hito than a whole army of contact
athletes. In jungle warfare, the man
who shoots straightest survives.
DRIFTWOOD AND SPLINTERS:
Michigan's football team. held a
mock training table dinner in a
downtown hotel Monday night ...
the coaches were specially invited
guests, and the gridders saw to it
that the mentors drank nothing but
milk ... highlights of the banquet
were the presentations of a wrist
watch to Captain George Ceithaml
and a handsome suitcase to tackle
Al Wistert, voted most valuable
player... both Ceithaml and Wis-
tert left for the West Coast yester-
day . .. they're to play in the an-
nual San Francisco East - West
game New Year's Day.
It's long been a contention of some
people that All-American teams are
a farce . . . and here's the prize reason
for upholding that contention. . .The
International News Service All-West-
ern team had Wolverine Al Wistert
and Minnesotan Dick Wildung at the
tackles . . . the International News
Service All-American steam had
Chuck Csuri of Ohio State and Dick
Palmer of Texas Christian at the
tackles . . . guess Ohio State has
moved out of the Western football
sphere.
Prize gag of the football season
was pulled at Washington Univer-
sity ... all year long the papers had

been calling Walt Harrison, Wash-
ington center, "bone-crushing Walt
Harrison" ... so some clever Wash-
ington sportswriter gave Harrison a
soup bone to crush ... and Harrison
couldn't crush it.
Society note . . . Johnny Kautz,
former Wolverine track star, an-
nounced his engagement the other
day .., he's training with the Navy
at Notre Dame.
Illinois' hockey team is hardest
hit of all Big Ten squads by the
war ... Coach Vic Heylinger has
only seven men on his Varsity ros-
ter . . . 12 of his veterans left
school to join the service ... he's
hoping that the ban on freshmen
will be lifted so he can utilize a
crack frosh squad of 16 men . .
but it seems insignificant now in
light of the probable finis of the
intercollegiate athletic scene,
Hal Wilson, Daily Sports Editor
last year, writes to tell us he's sta-
tioned at New Cumberland, Pa...
bunkmate of Hal's is Billy Conn, the
Pittsburgh Profile, who is in charge
of boxing at the camp ... also in the
same barracks with Wilson is Pat
Mullin, former Detroit Tiger out-
fielder.
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