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14, 1943



Pu Ckmen


Two- Game

Series At Minnesota



Eleven Teams Entered in State
AAU Tank Meet Here Saturday

Here's Trouble-..

"Can't see the game without a pro-
gram," runs the vendor's cry. And
swimming Coach Matt Mann took the
first step toward a program for the
Michigan AAU swimming meet here
Saturday night by releasing the com-
plete list of entries.
These have been drawn up by the
effervescent Matt into a grand total
of thirty races. Of these, 13 are in
the championship division and 17
in the handicap category. In all, en-
trants will wear the colors of eleven
different organizations.
State Sends Group
One of the biggest entries comes
from Michigan State, with large rep-
resentations from both Varsity and
crack freshman squads. And of
course, the Wolverine Varsity and
frosh will be present in force, too. Be-
sides these the cream of Michigan1
scholastic swimming will be skimmed
off and poured into the Sports Build-
ing for the meet. High schools send-'
ing swimmers include Flint Central,
Detroit Northwestern, Detroit Denby,
(two leading teams of the Motor
City), Battle Creek, (state Class A
champions), and Ann Arbor and Uni-
versity Highs. A squad from the
Kronk A.C. of Detroit completes the;
list of entrants.
High Schoolers Compete
All kinds of swimmers will per-
form. Eleven-year-old Bob Fries will'
attempt to lead the field in the 75-
yard individual medley handicap. He
somes from a swimming family; his
1 ig brother Chuck is one of Matt's
*romising sophomores and his father,
Prof. C. C. Fries, collaborated with
Matt on a swimming textbook. Matt
Mann III of 'U' High is entered in
lhe 440-yard distance. "May the best
MNan win. Let's hope it's my son,"
said Matt once as he was announcing
Vtrace in which young Matt was com-
peting. Heini Kessler of Ann Arbor
igh in the breaststroke is another
talented local boy competing.
The meet is of prime importance to
the Michigan squad, in order to test
the achievements of the last few
weeks of strenuous work toward the
: DiMag Plans to Join
Up; Divorce Cancelled
RENO, Jan. 13.- (P)-- Joe DiMag-
gio, the American League's great
baseball player, reported today he
planned to join the armed forces and,
at the same tine, disclosed he and his
pretty wife Dorothy had patched their
marital differences.
Arm in arm and smiling happily,
the New York Yankee outfielder and
his wife, the former Dorothy Arnold
of radio and night club singing prom-
inence, said they solved their marital
problems about the time she had com-
pleted legal residence in Reno for a
contemplated divorce.
"Everything is straightened out,"
grinned Joe. "I'm going to try to get
into the armed forces in the near
future, just as soon as I can get a
few things straightened out. I really
don't know which branch I'll try for
lut I'll be in something pretty soon."

meeting with Ohio State Jan. 23. To
this end almost all the Wolverines
will see a lot of action.
Wolverines Entered
Mattmen in the championship 50-
yard freestyle races will be Captain
Johnny 'Patten, Mert Church, Ace
Cory, Lou Kivi, Harry Holiday and
Chuck Fries. Walt Stewart and John-
ny McCarthy will go the long dis-
tance, 440 yards. Holiday, McCarthy,
Ted Horlenko and John Aigler will
swim the 100-yard backstroke, a dis-
tance at which Holiday unofficially
broke the world record during the
Swim Gala before the holidays.
Breaststrokers will be Pat Hayes,
Jim Skinner, Dave Levy and Irv Ein-
binder; and two freestyle relay teams
will represent the Maize and Blue.
The No. 1 quartet will consist of
Fries, Holiday, Kivi and Patten, while
Church, Cory, Stewart, and Bob West
will comprise the second foursome.
Canja Heads Divers
Holding the spotlight in the diving
will be Alex Canja and Lou Haughey.
Canja, especially, can be counted on
to contribute his share of thrills.
Thus, these championship events
will certainly be of interest to follow-
ers of Michigan's tank fortunes.

... will be making his varsity'
debut Saturday after playing sec-
ond fiddle to Strother Martin last

Daily Sports Editor

Sextet Enters
Gopher Tilts
as Underdog
Series Winner May
Cop Big Ten Crown;
Michigan Outweighed
Hoping to upset its heavier, favored
opponents, Michigan's hockey team
will pry the lid off the Big Ten sched-
ule tonight when it locks horns with
Minnesota's bold Vikings in the first
game of a two-game series at Minne-
With Illinois' withdrawal from
Conference hockey, the four games
between the Wolverines and the Go-
phers comprise the entire Big Ten
schedule. The winner of the series
between these two teams will there-
fore wear the Conference ice crown
for the season, if not the duration.
Showing Improvement
The Wolverines seem to be improv-
ing as the season goes on. They were
beaten decisively in their first two
tilts by London and Point Edward,
but completely outplayed Port Dover
in gaining a tie their last time out.
The Gophers have suffered two de-
feats at the hands of St. James of
Winnipeg in their last two starts.
Thus, the game won't be a match
between world-beaters.
It will probably be, however, one of
those familiar knock-down, drag-out
affairs that usually result when Mich-
igan and Minnesota meet. Don No-
lander, Gopher football center who'll
start at defense, is the same type of
a player as the famed Eddie Shore
who was, the National Hockey League
"bad man" while playing for the Bos-
ton Bruins. In the two games here last
year Nolander spent eight minutes
cooling off in the penalty box.
Gophers Have Weight
Michigan's defensemen this year
have also 'displayed a desire to play
rough and tumble hockey. Both Bob
Derleth and Bob Stenberg are grid-
ders and are able to use their bodies
to good advantage. The Vikings, how-
ever, will outweigh the Wolverines all
down the line.
The recent showing of Ed Reichert
has given Michigan's first line new
and unexpected power. Playing in
place of ineligible Bill Dance, "Black
Rudy" scored one of his rare goals
in the last game and his fine passing
led to another. Together with Bob
Opland and Bob Kemp he rounds out
a forward line that is always a threat
and which might offset the Gophers'
The lineups:
Loud G Thayer
Derleth D Leckie
Stenberg D Nolander
Opland C Kelley
Kemp W Graiziger
Reichert W Ryan

A veteran mat squad with two
national intercollegiate champions
thrown in for good measure will pro-
vide the opposition when Michigan's
wrestlers take on the Spartans of
Michigan State at East Lansing Mon-
day night.
The Wolverines have not been able
to topple State since 1940, the Spar-
tans having the knack of coming up
with perennially good teams. For the
last two years, they have been run-
ners-up in the NCAA wrestling cham-
pionships and have produced several
individual titlists, two of whom will
be ready to face Michigan Monday.
Twin Act Broken Up
The twin team of Cut and Bob
Jennings, both NCAA champs, will be
broken up, however, for Bob, the 128-
pound titleholder, is out of action due
to an operation he underwent last
Cut, two-time winner of the na-
tional 121-pound crown, is at the
peak of his form, though, and is sure
to produce trouble enough for the
Wolverine matmen. He :will probably
wrestle in his brother's class.
The second collegiate champion the
Spartans will include in their lineup
is Bill Maxwell, 136-pound titlist.
For Monday's meet, Maxwell will.

probably be shoved up to the 145-
pound class where he will meet Mich-
igan's captain and Big Ten champ,
Manley Johnson.
Other Veterans Appear
John Spalink, veteran of the 1942
squad, is due to represent State at
175 pounds and Mike Dendrino, an-
other letterman, will appear as the
heavyweight entry. A minor letter-
winner, Herbie Thompson, will be the
fifth veteran to face Michigan.
Thompson wrestles at 121 pounds.
Two sophomores are also slated to
see action for State, in the persons
of Ignatz Konrad, 136-pounder, and
Burl Boring, 165-pounder. At 155
pounds, the Spartans will probably
use Johnny Maars, a reserve from
last year's team, or a third sopho-
more, Bill Ross.
Minnesota 46, Michigan State 32
Loyola 39, W. Michigan 38
G.I. Hair-cuts!
are popular these clays-Ours will
stand inspection - so we've been told.
We invite your inspection.
Between State and Mich. Theatre

... scored a goal and an assist
against Dover. Much depends
upon Rudy's play, as he not only
plays on the first line but may also
have to play on defense in order to
give Stenberg or Derleth a rest.
Cagers Ready
for Badgers

.. -for 'M' Opponents

Wrestlers Face'Veteran State.
Team at East Lansing Monday

Editor's Note: As is the custom of
the Daily sports staff, each junior
writes one column before the new ap-
pointments are made. JoAnn Peterson
authors today's column.
EVER since Leander swam the 40-
odd miles across' the Hellespont
and Hercules bulged his biceps and
took on the job of holding up the
world, feats of athletic prowess have
been a source of great interest to the
majority'of people in all'nations.
The ancient Greeks were rather.
hepped up to the idea'of moulding
muscle, and their athletes were-
considered great men. Those ath-
letes who breezed off with top hon-
ors in the early Olympic games
were not just one-day wonders
among their compatriots. Their
names were as well known then as
are the names of Joe Louis and
Frankie Sinkwich today.
AS A MATTER of fact the Greeks
had a snappy system of pinning
down the fleeting glories of their ath-
letic heroes. They made statues which
copied the famous physiques so well
that even today in an athletic con-
scious world, we have seldom pro-
duced an athlete who has attained
the perfection of the Greek form.-
From ancient Greece to America

1943 is a long hop, but so little has
our attitude changed that today
perhaps more than ever in a sports.
crazy era we pay homage to well
developed tendons and muscles.
Perhaps in no other time in history
would the lantern jawed face of a
serious looking football 'player
named Tom Harmon; when it ap-
peared on the cover of a 'popular
magazine, have so inspired awe in
the hearts of kids of all sizes and
shapes, that -it would adorn the
'walls of rooms from coast to coast.
YET small boys have looked at the
current hero's jersey and longed
for it. In a recent war bond drive at
one of the Ann Arbor schools a jersey
that Tom Kuzma wore during the
current season was bought for $475
in war bonds, which purchase was
finally made after much heated bid-
These collegiate stars being
forced by the pressure of college
authorities to take school subjects
as well as athletics, often turn
up in the teaching game-and con-
sequently are given a group of not-
too-docile 8th graders to try out
their teaching powers on.
BURLY Forrest "Butch" Jordan and
diminutive "Davey" Nelson, Mich-
igan gridiron battlers of '39 and '40,
found themselves in this unenviable
position, and were amazed to discover
that far from having disciplinary
troubles their pupils stood so in awe
of them that it practically required
force to get them to open their
Neither Jordan nor Nelson was a
nation-wide favorite. They were
probably but slightly known outside
of the Western Conference. Yet
such was their power to these kids
that there was a whole class that
fall who begged, borrowed or stole
enough money to attend all the
home football games.
T HIS is the kind of tradition that is
built up all over this country. It
may be true that there is an excess
of sports worship as some people de-
clare, but at any rate it is certain that
it is a tradition of good sportsman-
ship, skill and achievement.
Cranks all over the country say

Michigan's cagers will go after
Conference win No. 1 tomorrow night
when they tackle-Wisconsin's high-
powered Badgers at Yost Field House
in a game slated to start at 7:15 p.m.
The Wolverines will have their job
cut out for them. Despite two losses
on the wrong side of the ledger, the
Badgers have been hitting the cords
at nearly a 50-point-a-game clip.'
Moreover, they present an individual
problem for the Maize and Blue in the
person of Johnny Kotz, top-Confer-
ence scorer last year.
But the Wolverines, too, are look-
ing for blood. They have yet to trap
a Big Ten scalp and the Badgers look'
like a nice healthy specimen to begin.
with. Big Jim Mandler has beep
throttled in both the Wolverines'
Conference dates and he'll be out to
prove that it was all a mistake. And
with Leo Doyle hitting the strings
with monotonous regularity these
days, the Maize and Blue may go to


that this whole spirit is being bro-
ken down everywhere; they say
that sports have been de-empha-
sized of necessity in favor of the
war program, and that there is
little left for the future of the
sports world with all its luminaries
in uniform.
AS A FINAL crack it might be
pointed out to these errant pessi-
mists that the Navy has a physical
hardening program for all its mem-
bers; that air corps men go through
a rigorous physical program; that
the Army has its athletic teams; and
that no Marine is given leave until
he has mastered the art of swimming.
Not much can happen to kill the spirit
of sport in a country that believes
a sports background is the basis of
its war training.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 13.- (P)- An-
other baseball star became a buck
private on Uncle Sam's team today as
Harold Patrick (Pete) Reiser was
sworn into the Army at Jefferson




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