. 31, 1942
THE MICHIGAN TAILY
Volverines Smother Flier
Roth Scores 14 Points
or Losers; Win Is
#6urth Straight for
By CLARK BAKER
Michigan's cagers exploded with a
barrage of two-pointed bombshells
last night at Yost Field House to
siw under Selfridge Field's Fliers,
8943, in a loosely played contest.
For the Wolverines it was win No.
4 against nary a defeat and their
setOnd triumph in two weeks over
fe ?liers. But la night's fracas
!a a disappointment as far as thrills
go.It-had taken a last-second basket
to wi'n the first game for the Wol-
vertines, but the contest last night
wAg pretty much of a dead issue after
the first half.
y 2f any Wolverine can be singled
sit a thestar, it would probably be
1 tJim Mandler who poured eight
kaskets through the Fliers' hoop for
A, 16-point total. For the losers it
5 all Bobby Roth who came
titough with 14 of their 33 points.
oame Starts Slow
lhe contest started out slowly with
bath teams making futile attempts to
it. the strings. Don Lund finally
r64ke the ice for the Wolveines with
,ione-hander and that basket seemed
tmomentaily fire the Fliers who
shonto an 116 lead before the
Wolverines got the range.
Then the Maize and Blue started
nmove. Lund, Bob Wiese, Gerry
Milaney, Mandler and Leo Doyle
il couited to shove the Wolverines
i1tO ~a 21-15 margin at half time, a
1 4 which they never relinquished.
Mlfhigan used its height advantage
t(jcointrol play off both backboards
dwhen their shorter opponents
Iid get possession they just couldn't
)6iji onto the leather long enough to
seep up with their high-flying oppo-
Girtoh p Score'
'The ,second half. was a complete
a #~tas the Maize and Blue capital-
iiedon every error of the Selfridge
>ritd lads to push the score into the
IIhfigures. Wolverine mentor Ben-
>1ie Oosterbaan unloaded his bench
b even then the Fliers just weren't
So completely did the Michigan
te'ense bottle up the Selfridge Field-
exr- during the second half that the
Viers' only scores came on shots
wn Well out. Mandler started things
,at after the intermission with a tap
Ut and, after Vaughn Waddell of the
#isitors had counted an equalizer
*onthe mriddle of the floor, the
Wo lerine captain tossed into two
> ore buckets.
Waddell and Herman Fuetsch
aroke in for the Soldiers and then
Ltind, Mullaney and Merv Pregulman
teamed up to send Michigan still fur-
tfr ahad At about this point the
only issue still in doubt was just how
much the Wolverines would win by.
And that was the way it went with
the Wolverines more than matching
The Big Gun.. .
The Cracker Barrel
By Mike Damn
Tigers, Harmon & Yost...
RUMORS are flying thick and fast
that the Detroit Tigers baseball
team will train in the Yost Field
House this spring.
As yet no responsible authority
has issued a statement on the mat-
ter, but from all indications a move
on the part of the Detroit club to
cut their annual Southern practice
would be extremely wise at this
time. Not only would the saving of
gas, tires and railroad space be ex-
tremely valuable but it would also
help silence the critics of organized
baseball who insist that the na-
tional pastime is a drain on the
nation's war effort.
By giving in a little bit the Major
League clubs might be able to play
some sort of schedule this summer.
The Boston Red Sox have already
contracted for the use of the field
house at Tufts University and many
other Major League clubs are now
considering similar action.
. big center and captain of
the Wolverine five, who poured 16
points through the hoops to keep
up his record as Michigan's highest
every score of the losers for the re-
mainder of the contest. Of the eleven
Maize and Blue cagers who saw ac-
tion, only two, Ralph Gibert and
Harold Anderson, failed to break in-
to the scoring column. Lund and
Mel Comm took runner-up honors
for the Wolverines with seven mark-
If the Detroit squad should
out in the Yost Field House.
would 'not hinder Michigan's
athletic program in any way.
Fliers' Wings Clipped
Weese, F ...
Capron, F ..
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The giant indoor field is not
used before 2:30 p.m. daily, which,
would give the Tigers all morning
and part of the afternoon for any
use they want to put it to.
On top of this, the rent received for
such use would be extremely valuable
in view of the declining box office
revenues that are bound to take place
in the Wolverine sporting world.
* * *
LIEUT. TOM HARMON seems to
have retained all the courage
and ability that he displayed on
the Michigan gridiron for three
Less than a week ago the Gary
Flash was piloting a Flying Fortress
from South Carolina to the Wayne
County Airport. Half way to his des-
tination he hit a heavy fog, but man-
aged to complete the trip by a per-
fect landing with the ceiling zero.
Tom and the crew stayed ,at Har-
mon's home in Ann Arbor while
taking care of some Army business,
and then returned to the Atlantic
coast. Chances are that the former
All-American will be across the
ocean before the month of January
* * *
he knew the proper defense for
everything that Stanford tried.
We asked the venerable coach
about that yesterday and he said,
"I'll admit I wasn't surprised by any-
thing Stanford pulled, but you will
remember that Michigan scored 501
points that year. So we must have
had 'a fairly strong eleven.
Bob Shaw, Ohio State's great
. end and star center on the basket-
ball team, has gone the way so
common to all bad little students
who'neglect their studies.
The big Buckeye senior was de-
clared ineligible by Ohio State ad-
ministrative officials, so it's goodbye
to college sports for him.
Gains Seeond Place
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. -OP)- To
Cornelius Warmerdam, the world's
first 'and only 15-foot pole vaulter,
goes the 1942 James E. Sullivan Mem-
orial Trophya-the award anziualy
made by the Amateur Athletic Union
to the athlete voted as the one who
did the most to advance the cause
of sportsmanship duriig the year.
The 27-year-old Piedmont, alif.,
school teache, runneup to Leslie
MacMitchell in 1941, was going away
in the final balloting of 600 of the
country's outsanding sports leaders.
He received 1,101 votes, nealy double
that polled by Bill Smith, Hawaii's
record - breaking swimmer now a
freshman at Ohio State.
Smith, with 570 votes, beat. out Ed
Hennig, Cleveland's veteran gymnas-
tic champion, who polled 317 votes.
Joe Smith, North Medford, Mass.,
marathon ace, was fourth with 285
and Mrs. Estelle Lawson Page, golfer
from Chapel Hill, N.C., fifth with 184.
Warmerdam, who represents the
San Francisco Olympic Club, is in a
class by himself as a vaulter. He has
cleared 15 feet 26 tues and last sea-
son raised the indoor ceiling to 15
feet, 71/4 inches and the outdoor
mark to 15 feet, 7% in.
A graduate of Fresno State Col-
lege in 1938; the flying Dutchman
gained high scholastic honors, cap-
tained track and basketball teams
and was high scorer in the latter
during his three years of varsity
The trophy probably will be pre-
sented the West Coast athlete on
about the time of the National AAU
track and field championships at
Madison Square Garden, Feb. 27.
In addition to MacMitchell in 1941,
former winners include: Bobby Jones,
golf, 1930; Barney Berlinger, track,
1931; Jim Bausch, track, 1932; Glenn
Cunningham, track, 1933; Bill Bon-
thron, track, 1934; Lawson Little,
golf, 1935; Glenn Morris, track, 1936;
Don Budge, tennis, 1937; Don ash,
track,1938; Joe Burke, rowing, 1939,
and Greg Rice, track, 1944.
Fort Knox, 38, Tennessee 35
Great Lakes 57, Stanford 41
Bradley 37, Harvard 36
Indiana 40, Nebraska 39
Rochester 53, Ohio State 52
in Rose Bowl
PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 30.-()-
Georgia and UCLA held their last
long drills in the Rose Bowl today.
and both coaches said their boys were
ready and would have no excuses
Wally Butts, Georgia's head man,
predicted his star runner and passer,'
Frankie Sinkwich, would give a good
account of himself in his last grid-
iron appearance before entering a'
Marine Officers' training school.
Frankie's ankles have been troubling
him and he will have to turn over
the kicking duties to others.
"But Frank will start and we're
ready for the game of our lives,".said.
Butts. "If we win I feel we'll have
to play the best game we ever played."
Babe Horrell, boss of the Bruins,
said his players were not over-awed
by the record-smashing Georgia team
and that despite the 3-1 odds on the
Southerners he thought it could be
a hard-fought battle.
"We're not going to let anybody
down, win or lose," Babe said. "I
wouldn't predict a score. But our
boys think they can beat Georgia."
For the eighth straight year the
Rose Bowl game is sold. out. Thus
93,000 will watch the champions of
the Southeastern and Pacific Coast
Conferences settle their dispute.
Eagles, 'ama Hopeful
MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 30.-(P)-Boston
Coach Denny Myers put on a long
face when he started talking about
the Orange Bowl football game today,
but he couldn't hide the twinkle in
Hardly had he come out with a
doleful "Alabania should win" before
he admitted grudgingly that the
Eagles will be In better .shape at
game-time than he had dared hope
a week ago.
The Easterners are standing up
under the unaccustomed warm wea-
ther so well that Myers thinks they
are "doing.all right. Just show them a
jersey of another color and they'll
be all right."
Frank Thomas, the Alabama head
Coach, replied that lie "hoped Myers
was right in picking us."
Both squads held workouts behind
closed gates today.
Meanwhile, thelast ticket to the
game was sold-which was no sur-
prise since a capacity crowd of 30,000
long has been assured.
By WALT KLEE
The Wolverine sextet will take to
the ice this Saturday evening seeking
its first win of the year against an
experienced squad of pucksters from
Point Edward of Sarnia. The face-
off will be at eight o'clock in the
Eddie Lowrey's boys, who have had
but three practice sessions after the
Christmas holidays to prepare for
Saturday's game, will enter the game
as the underdog sextet. However,
they are conceded more than a good
chance of winning.
The visitors will return to Ann
Arbor with virtually the same team
that defeated Michigan 5-4 last year.
Charlie Levan, player-coach, will be
on hand to give Michigan's defense of
Stenberg and Derleth plenty of trou-
ble. Last year he pushed two goals
into the nets, the last in the closing
minutes of play to breakA a four-all
tie. Len Rutter, who scored a goal
and two assists in last year's tilt,
will be back again at defense.
Use Same Lineup
The Wolverine lineup will be the
same that lost to London four weeks
ago. Bill Dance, wingman, has not
yet returned to practice after a long
stay in the hospital. The first line
fle& 1(ear!4 (se
a t c
Sextet Seeks First Win
in Sarnia Tilt Saturday
will be composed of Bob Opland, Bob
Kemp and Ed Reichert. The second
line will be Johnny Athens, Roy An-
derson and Roy Bradley.
Michigan's first defense will be Bob
Stenberg and Bob Derleth, who have
shown plenty of improvement in re-
cent practice scrimmages. PredBryan
will be the third defenseman for
Coach Lowrey. Hank Loud will have
his usual task of iinding the nets.
The Wolverine attack has also
shown improvement since the London
contest a few weeks back. Opland
and Kemp have perfected their pass-
ing, and probably won't lose the p1uck
as often deep in Point Edward' ice,
as the did in the Michigan defeat in
the London tilt. The second line also
must be reckoned with. It led Michi-
gan's scoring in the season's opener
and probably will prove to be the
best second line that Coach Lowrey
has had in many a year.
* * *
Probable starting lineups:
POINT EOWARD MICIIGAN
Pacand G Loild
Janes LD Derleth
Rutter RD Stenbeg
Prudence C Ojland
Leven LW Reichert
Kensley Rn Kermp
:..,...12 9 13 33
Fg Ft Pf Tp
.3 1 0 7
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Anderson, F.......0 0 1 0
Mullaney, 'F .... ...1 2 2 4
Comin, F ..........3 1 1 7
Mandler, C ......:..8 0 0 16
Pregulman, C ......0 1 1 1
Strack, G ..........3 0 1 6
Doyle, G ...........3 0 0 6
Lund, G...........3 1 2 7
Macconnachie, G ...1 0 0 2
Totals............25 6 11 56
Halftime: Selfridge Field 15; Mich-
Free throws missed: Selfridge
Field- Fuetsch, Reinian, Roth, 2,
Waddell. Michigan- Wiese 2, Com-
in, Mullaney 2, Strack, Doyle.
Officials: Fred Spurgeon and Rudy
W ITH the
Rose Bowl game in the
spotlight this week,
the 1901 contest seems
Every Swimmer a Life Saved'
Is Theory of PEM Instruction
In that year both Michigan and
Stanford, the Rose Bowl contest-
.ants, were coached by Fielding H.
Yost: The 1909 Stanford team Was"
handled by "Hurry-Up" but he left
for Michigan at the end of the
season. In 1901 the entire Stanford
team returned to school so the
team the Wolverines met that New
Year's Day was a "Yost-coached"
Michigan handed the Redbirds a
49-0 beating to finish an undefeated
Stanford fans insisted that the
only reason the Wolverines won
was because the only plays the Pa-
cific coast team had were the ones
Yost had given them. Consequently,
By DON SWANINGER
At the beginning of the term when
Michigan students were told to
plunge into the Sports Building pool,
to stay afloat for five minutes, and
to swim at least 100 yards in that
time, 450 of their number were unable
to do so. To remedy this situation
these students were placed in special
swimming groups for expert guid-
ance and instruction.
Since that time, because of that
expert instruction, 50% of that group
hire passed the test and are well
on their way to being good swimmers.
Story Behind Development
The story behind the development
of these students as swimmers is one
that Coaches Matt Mann and John
Johnstone, who have been overseers
of these beginners, take great pride
in telling. The two coaches say that
these beginners deserve a world of
credit for their enthusiasm and hard
work. They tell of many incidents
that illustrate what a kick these be-
ginners are getting out of the PEM
They tell the incident of the young
man who opened his eyes under wa-
ter for the first time and of the
swimmer who got a thrill out of
swimming from the deep to the shal-
low end of the pool. To him it was
not distance that mattered, but the
fact that he was able to stroke his
way, out of the dangers of deep water
into the safety of more shallow wa-
ter. These are the things that de-
-.~.v . .Yi~- - -i ee h rrr e.
big black letters is a sign that fully
expresses the aims of their instruc-
tion. It reads: "Every swimmer a life
saved, and every swimmer a potential
- a a a a a a a a a a a S~ a a a a a a a a a a
-- - - WW W W W W W W W W -
m13r, t BILL SAWYER
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