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Wolverine Sextet Loses



Illini Squad,









Alert Illinois Puck Squad Holds
Michigan Helpless on Its Own Ice

Varsity, Illini Rate Even
To Cop Big Ten Mat Title

Despite the lack of an entry in the
heavyweight division in the cham-
pionships which start today at Evan-
ston, the Wolverine grapplers should
be rated even money, along with an
admittedly strong Illini squad, to
remove Purdue from its perch on top
of the Big Ten wrestling pinnacle.
Purdue won the crown last year
with an overwhelming display of
power by taking four individual ti-
tles and scoring 33 points, while
Michigan and Illinois tied for second
with 18. This year, however, things
will be different, for the Varsity and
the Orange and Blue will battle it out
for top honors, with the possibility
that a dark horse Indiana outfit
might squeeze through for an upset.
Hopes Pinned on Three-Men
The Wolverines hinge their cnan-
ces on three men--Captain Manley
Johnson, Dick Kopel, and Johnny
Greene--and if the rest of the team
gets hot, we might have a crown on
our hands-
Johnson is defending champ in
the 145-pound class, and this, along
with the fact that there is a decided
lack of talent in his division, means
that Johnny will probably win hands
Kopel is the only undefeated Wol-
verine and it will be a big surprise to
everyone if he isn't still unbeaten at
the end of the meet. Dick will re-
ceive his greatest opposition from
121-pounder Bernard Conrad from
Iowa who also boasts of an untarn-
ished record.
Greene in Light Heavy Class
The third Maize and Blue star,
Greene, is entered in the light heavy-
weight class, and Coach Ray Court-
right predicts that this match may
decide the outcome of the meet.
Johnny has fared well wrestling
in the heavyweight division this sea-
son and should do even better in the
lighter bracket, although he will have
some stiff . competition from Pete
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314 S. State St. Phone 6615

Lukas of Illinois and Harry Traster
of Indiana.
In the 135-pound slot, the Wol-
verines will enter either Pete Speek
or Bob Allen, depending on whether
or not the former's shoulder is suf-
ficiently mended from an injury in-
curred in Wednesday night's prac-
tice. At any rate, either one of the
two grapplers should pick up sev-
eral valuable points.
Outcome Uncertain in Two Divisions
In the 128 and 136-pound divisions
the outcome is very uncertain be-
cause Chip Warrick and Mort Kline
will be starting in their first colleg-
iate matches. Both, however, are
capable of adding to the Michigan
The first round matches in all
classes will take place all day, with
the semi-finals scheduled for to-
night. Tomorrow afternoon the
champions in all eight brackets wlil
be determined when the finals are
held in Patten gymnasium.
Big Ten .Heads
Confer Today
CHICAGO, March 4.-P)-Foot-
ball coaches and athletic directors of
the Western Conference will meet
tomorrow to rearrange gridiron
schedules for 1943 in the interest of
saving rail mileage and to make room
for games with service teams.
Revision is necessary* because the
schedules already had been drawn,
through 1944, limiting each team to
nine games with a minimum of six
within the Big Ten. .
"It is our policy to do whatever the'
Army and. Navy wants," Maj. John L.
Griffith, Commissioner: of. Athletics
for the Conference, said tonight.
In revising the schedules, games
with non-conference , opponents re-
quiring long travel probably will be
dropped, Griffith'said.
Beau Jhack Faces
Zivic in Return Go
NEW YORK, March 4. -P)-
There'll probably be about $70,000 in
the Madison Square Garden cash
register when Fritzie Zivic bumps
into Beau Jack tomorrow night in
their return go, thereby serving to
prove once again that Fearless Fritzie
is the fight game's answer to Morgen-
On the face of it, of course, any re-
semblance Flat-nose Fritz bears to a
financial wizard is purely coninciden-
tal. Yet, when you add the jackpot
promoter Mike Jacobs expects for
this 12-rounder to all the heavy sugar
Zivic has attracted to the Garden in
the past you don't need a certified
public accountant to come up with
the answer that Fritz-eroo is just
about the most consistent money-
maker Jacobs has seen in quite a

Varsity Track
Squad Favored
To Take Crown
Daily Sports Editor
With every Big Ten dopester on
the Wolverine bandwagon the Maize
and Blue cinder squad will be on the
spot in its quest for Ohio State's 1942
Indoor Conference track crown as
preliminary heats open this after-
noon at Chicago.
The defending Buckeyes are picked
to finish no better than fourth, un-
less their star performer, Dallas
Dupre, has fully recovered from an
early season leg injury. Dupre, in con-
dition, can win the running broad
jump and earn points in the low
hurdle and sprints.
In contrast to the questionable
strength of the Ohio State squad is
the great condition of Coach Ken
Doherty's Wolverine crew. No key
men have been lost to the draft nor
are any of the Wolverines bothered
by injuries.
Varsity Chances Rest on Prelims
Michigan's chances of upsetting
Ohio State and regaining the Confer-
ence crown will rest largely on the
showing of the team in today's pre-
liminary heats.
Four men-Len Alkon, Chuck Pin-
ney, Jack Martin and Bill Newcomb-
are entered in the 60-yard dash trials,
and there is a possibility that both
Alkon and Pinney will qualify. Alkon
is capable of hitting :06.3. the best
time turned in bysany Conference
sprinter. Pinney is an unknown
quantity in the sprints.
Coach Ken Doherty may enter four
men in the 440-yard dash trials, in-
cluding Bob Ufer, national indoor
champion; Jim Sears, Willis Glas and
Art Upton. Ufer's indoor record is
:48.1 made at Chicago last year. Sears
and Glas have run :51.4 and may
qualify with Ufer. Upton's best best
time to date is :52.
Hurdlers Should Qualify
Michigan should qualify at least
two of its three timber toppers-El-
mer Swanson, Bud Byerly and Liv.
Stroia-in the 70-yard high hurdles.
Both Swanson and Byerly are re-
garded as possible Conference win-
ners with the former rating a good
chance of taking the title.
Coach Doherty listed six Wolver-
ines in the 880-yard run preliminary
event. The group, headed by Captain
Dave Matthews, included John Rox-
borough, Ufer, Ross Hume, John In-
gersoll and Upton. Since Matthews
will probably be switched to the mile
and Ufer is a doubtful entry, the
Michigan entry may be cut to three
Pinney looms as the Conference
choice in the 70-yard low hurdles on
the basis of all-round performance.
He has beaten Ohio State's Dupre
indoors, and is in top form. Swanson
The name of Dave Strack, '45,
of Indianapolis, Ind., was inadver-
tently left out of the winners of
Michigan basketball letters, and
the men who voted for next year's
captain. "Dave got his letter, read-
ers, and he earned it."

One of the closest Big Ten swim-
ming meets in Conference history will
start off with a big splash this after-
noon at Evanston. The two teams
supplying the excitement are Ohio
State and Michigan.
Coach Matt Mann of the Wolver-
ines, never a pessimist, can only vis-

Mermen Visit Evanston
For Big Ten Meet Today

. .Wolverine backstroker who
will attempt to beat Adolf Kiefer's
record set last year in the National
AAU meet.
ualize a Michigan victory by a couple
of points. Certainly, the Maize and
Blue mermen will have to swim their
best to escape with their fifth
straight title.
Today five events will be held, the
will also place and may be right on
Pinney's heels. Jack Martin is Michi-
gan's third entry.,
OtherWolverine entries include
Bob Segula in the pole vault, George
Ostroot in the shot put, Bill Dale
and Stroia in the high jump. There
are no Michigan entries in the run-
ning broad jump.
Doherty will enter Ingersoll, Ross
Hume, Matthews and possibly Bob
Hume in the mile. Ernie Leonardi
and Bob Hume are listed as Wolver-
ine two-mile entries.
Ufer Anchors Relay Team
The one-mile relay team will be
anchored by Ufer. The other three
men will probably be Alkon, Glas and
Sears with Pinney and Upton as al-
Ostroot heaved the shot put over
46 feet in practice this week and
rates as a definite Conference place-
winner. Segula's form in practice ses-
sions has been better than ever and
he may push State's John Schmidt
to a stiff battle in the pole vault.

qualifying rounds in the afternoon
and the finals this evening. The five;
contests are those in the 50 and 220-
yard freestyles, the 150-yard back-
stroke, the diving, and the 300-yard
medley relay.
Breaststroke, Freestyle Tomorrow
The 200-yard breaststroke, the 100
and 440-yard freestyles and the free-
style relay are on the card for tomor-
row afternoon and evening.
Today's races promise to provide
their share of thrills. The backstroke
will feature Wolverine Harry Holiday
in an attempt to outdate the world
record of 1:30.4 set by Adolf Keifer
last year in the National AAU's.
Harry, a freshman, was the one who
pushed the great Kiefer to the new
mark, and with another year of de-
velopment to aid him he hopes to
better the record today.
At any rate Harry is certain to
crack the Big Ten mark of 1:36.8, for
he has bettered it substantially in
every race this season. Ohio's Cap-
tain Mark Follansbee, last year's titl-
is almost certain to take second.
Buckeyes Have Same Divers
The Buckeyes will present the
same duo in the diving that finished
one-two last year-Frank Dempsey
and Charlie Batterman. Buck Miller
Anderson, who was favored to beat
Dempsey, is now in the Air Force.
Northwestern's Howie Jaynes and
Michigan's Alex Canja and Lou
Haughey seem to be the leading con-
tenders for the other points.
The closest race of the evening ap-
pears to be the 220-yard freestyle
with either Ohioan Keo Nakama or
Michigan's Captain Johnny Patten
apt to break the Conference standard
in winning. The present record of
2:13.6 has been consistently bettered
by the two, Patten's time of 2:10.6 in
the first Buckeye-Wolverine meet
being the best time turned in.
Acker, Ryan, Cory Counted On
Minnesota's Bob Acker, Ohio's Jack
Ryan and Wolverine Ace Cory should
account for the other points. Ace is
just recovering from the flu and may
not be at his best, unfortunately.
The 50-yard freestyle, should fall
to Mert Church of the Mattmen, fol-
lowed by Ernie Vogel of Indiana. Bob
West, a veteran who hasn't seen ac-
tion this year, will probably take the
place of flu-ridden Charlie Fries, a
sure contender. It is doubtful whether
Fries will be sufficiently recovered to
race today.
Michigan has broken the world
record in the medley relay this year,
so the trio of Holiday, Irvie Einbinder
and Cory or Patten should easily
break the five-second-slower Big Ten
standard of 2:56.8. Ohio should take
So, the first half of the champion-
ships should leave Michigan and Ohio
just about even for the final night

Playing some of the shoddiest
hockey they have all year, the Michi-
gan puckmen were shut-out by an
alert sextet from the University of
Illinois 6-0.
The visiting Indians took control
of the puck while the Wolverine
stickmen were trying to get it out of
their own ice to make all six of their
Illinois Best in All Slots
The Illini were paced by their cen-
ter, Henry Coupe and defenseman
Captain Amo Bessone. Coupe came
within one goal of repeating his "hat
trick" of a week ago, by getting two




. . . Wolverine wing who will
play his last game Saturday night
in Michigan's last encounter with
the Illini.
goals and two assists in score books.
Bessone garnered four assists in ad-
dition to playing a sensational game
of defensive hockey.
But not all the credit for the
Orange and Black's victory can be
given to these two men, for George
Balestri, "Bucky" Benson and Glenn
Rolle, were all better than any man
that played for the Maize and Blue
last night.
Rough Play Makes Game
The Michigan forwards and de-
fensemen couldn't get the puck out
of their own ice after taking the
puck away from the opposing for-
wards. Coupe, Benson, and Bessone,
seemed to have no trouble in stealing
the puck away from Michigan men
as they skated with the puck up ice.
The Illini's poke checking was the
best seen on local ice all year.
The game lived up to expectations,
as there was rough play on both sides.

Bob Derleth and Stenberg sent their
bodies into the fllini linesmen at
every opportunity as did Balestri and
Bessone. Fisticuffs seemed imminent
at several occasions but the players
had time to count to ten before they
started to slug.
The Michigan offense never be-
came a serious threat to the Illinois
sextet; although it came close to
scoring on several times in the sec-
ond period and twice in the third
stanza. Bill Dance, Roy Bradley, and
Gordon Anderson never got near
enough to the Illinois goal to push
the puck past goalie Tom Karakas.
Roy Bradley had the only real op-
portunity to bring on the red light
in the last period as he shot one
from twenty feet out only to have
the shot go wide.
Michigan seemed to be satisfied to
remain on the defensive all evening
and never made any real attempt td
put themselves in the scoring ledger.
One Plenty Sad Night

Scoring: First Period: Rolle from
Coupe and Bessone (16:48); Second
Period: Benson from Bessone
(13:15) ; Balestri from Bessone
(13:52); Third Period: Coupe from
Benson (3:26); Coupe from Bessone
(8:58); Rolle from Coupe and Bes-
sone (15:37).
Wings Recall Jackson
DETROIT, March 4. -(!)- 'he
Detroit Red Wings of the National
Hockey League recalled defenseman
Harold Jackson today from Indian-
apolis of the American, League to
replace the injured Jimmy Orlando
in a week-end series with the Chi-
cago Blackhawks. Orlando sustained
a knee injury Tuesday at Boston.
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For Love, Not Bylines ,
Behind the scenes of The Daily
sports page is a story about scores of
little-known students who have given
up time and energy to give the Uni-
versity readers all-around coverage
on Michigan sports. And they did
it, because of a love of news writing,
and not for the occasional by-lines.
The parade of these lads has
been at a much faster pace during
the past few weeks. Some did not
stick around long enough to gather
the fruits of their work. Others
traded months of behind - the-
scenes toil for a few moments of
pleasure in seeing their name on a
well-written story or guest column.
Uncle Sam started "purging" our
staff last fall. Look over this list of
names. They may not be familiar to
you, but they are the ones who
worked without 'glory: Jack Flagler,
Bart Jerks, Kevin Jones, George
Kozloff, Dick Simon, Stan Clamage,
Hoe Seltzer, Bob Stahl, Bob Shopoff,
Bob Schwarzkopf, Des Howarth, Al
Steinman, Don Swaninger. All lost
their round with Uncle Sam.
One of the boys, Howarth, drop-
ped the gang a letter from his
Royal Canadian Air Force base at
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. The
vein of the letter indicates that
Des is enjoying himself in the
RCAF just as he did here. Here it

portunity to catch up on the sleep
we missed the night before-and
three hours of canteen drill. The
latter consists of sitting in the can-
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through at 5 p.m. Then we go down-
town and watch the train come in.
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back to the barracks. There are two
shows in town; one shows everything
from "Western Justice" to "Blazing
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town every week. But I don't en-
joy dragging something around a
dance floor that works with a team
of horses and a plough in the day-
time. There are a few good-look-
ing women in town, but there are
2,040 airmen, about 4,000 soldiers,
and a few civilian wolves. So
that's why we go down to watch
the trains.
"If any of you can find time to
write I would appreciate it, and I'll
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