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Cagers' Records
Show Mandler
Leading Scorer
Scoring 32 points in his last two
games, Captain Jim Mandler led the
Michigan cage team in scoring for
the 1942-43 season with 158 points
in 18 games.
Although the Wolverines won 10 of
their 18 games, their Big Ten record
of four victories and eight defeats.
was the worst in Coach Bennie Oos-
terbaan's five-year reign.
The Maize and Blue's two first
string guards followed Mandler in
the scoring column. Senior Leo Doyle
scored 123 points, and sophomore
Dave Strack bucketed 112.
Michigan scored 705 points on 293
field goals and 119 foul tosses to the
opponents', 683 tallies on 260 two-
pointers and 163 free throws. The
Wolverines made good on 98 of their
119 foul tries as compared to their
foes' 100 out of 163, but had 210 per-
sonal fouls to their opponents' 193.
Scoring record:

TAKING IT EASY
By ED ZALENSKI
Daily Sports Editor
. . . .

(Editor's note: Today's column is
written by Joe McHale, a member of
the Daily sports staff who covered the
Big Ten Conference swimming cham-
pionships at Evanston, Ill., last week-
end.)
Case of Poor Judging
The announcement that freshman
Gil Evans and Alex Canja will com-
pete in the National AAU junior div-
ing championships tonight at Cleve-
land brings to light one of the sorest
points of last week-end's Big Ten
swimming meet. For, if ever there
was a sorry example of officiating, it
was exemplified in the judgments of
the five diving judges at Evanston,
Ill.
Who were they? Five Big Ten
coaches, four of whom, it was face-
tiously said, had not seen any good
diving for so long that their stand-
ards had fallen into deterioration.
The fifth was Mike Peppe, the
Buckeye mentor, whose team's
championship might depend on as
many points as it could garner in
theediving. Which was all right,
since Ohio had the winner and
runner-up from last year, Frank
Dempsey and Charlie Batterman,
plus Jim Strong, a better-than-
average cavorter, and Johnny No-
vak, a boy with a fine high school
reputation.
So what? Those reputations seemed
to make all the difference in the
world, those and the fact that the
boys had little white pants embroi-
dered with a red OHIO STATE. For
what happened?
Dempsey could miss a dive and
still get 8's and 9's (each Judge

Mandler ..............
Doyle ................ .
Strack ................
Wiese...............
Mullaney............
Gibert ..............
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Lund .................
Pregulman ............
Anderson ....:........
Ketterer ..............
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FG
68
51
49
33
28
24
17

FT
22
21
14
11
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4
5
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TP
158
123
112
74
67
58
55
22
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rates each dive on the basis of
10 as perfect). Michigan's Lou
Haughey, who doesn't have such
a reputation, could make the same
nmisdive with resulting 5's, 6's and
7's. Or, as happened many times,
a diVer would get ratings of 9, 8,
7, 6, 5; something must be wrong
if FIVE SUPPOSED EXPERTS
COULD CALL THE SAME DIVE
BOTH NEARLY PERFECT AND
A "FLOP".
WHO WAS MOST TO BLAME?
Naturally the attention and suspi-
cion of the Wolverines was on little
Mike, and he gave plenty of reason
for it. Sometimes he would be the
only honest judge in the opinion of
the fans-but when were those
times? When Dempsey, already too
far in front for one judgment to
affect his total, missed a dive.
Otherwise, he often seemed sus-
piciously high on the Buckeyes
and low on Michigan's Lou and
Alex and Northwestern's Howie
Jaynes, the only man given a
chance of upsetting a Buckeye.
What was the upshot of it all?
Dempsey, Batterman and Strong
finished one-two-three, Jaynes in
fourth, and Canja in fifth. We do
not mean to say that Canja should
have gotten a first or that Jaynes
deserved to beat Dempsey.
H-owever, it was the combined
and almost unanimous opinion of
the spectators and swimmers that
Jaynes was a, better diver than
Strong, even if he did slip up on a
couple of dives, and that the Mich-
igan divers, especially Haughey,
were consistently underrated on
their dives. When the announce-
ment of the judges' votes could
bring a louder howl of derision
and unbelief from the fans than
a good dive could bring applause,
then things must have come to a
pretty pass. Added to this was the
feeling of Canja, Haughey and
other divers that it was no use
going on in the face of such rot-
ten officiating.
We hope that Gil Evans, who wit-
nessed this poor judging last week,
will get a better break tonight in his
debut' under Michigan colors. But
his chances are not too great, for
among the judges at Cleveland will
be Mike Peppe.
WON SCRAP DRIVE: The Wol-
verines, even though they did not
bring the team swimming title
from Evanston, certainly outdidf
all the other teams in the matter
of collecting trophies. They won
cups for both relays, gold medals
for breaking the medley relay and
backstroke records, and 11 silver
medals for the six first places.

Fraternities To
Stage Playoff
Tilts Next Week
Michigan House Tops
Residence Hall Loop;
Play Ends March 22
Champions have been crowned in
three of six basketball leagues spon-
sored this season by the University
Intramural department, while three
additional circuits are scheduled to
end play this month.
Phi Chi, Stalker and Dive Bomb-
ers are the winners of the Profes-
sional Fraternity, Cooperative and
Independent leagues, respectively.
Stalker Win, 32-0
Dive Bombers closed the season
with a 49-30 victory over the second-
place "543" Club quintet, while
Stalker House crushed the runner-
up Congress five, 32-0. Phi Chi has
been conceded the title with a game
to be played against the last-place
Alpha Chi Sigma team.
Michigan House leads the Resi-
dence Halls league with four straight
victories against no defeats. Wenley
House is second with three wins and
one loss. Michigan will battle Win-
chell House and Wenley tackles Ad-
ams House Monday night at the
I-M, and the season will close March
22 when Michigan meets Lloyd and
Wenley takes on Winchell.
Fraternity Playoffs
Four league champions in the Fra-
ternity "A" cage playoffs will battle
next week. Survivors include Sigma
Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Alpha Delta
Phi and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Sigma
Phi eliminated Sigma Chi last night,
30-19.
Eight teams have paired off in the
Fraternity "B" cage playoffs. Phi
Gamma Delta meets Sigma Phi Ep-
silon for the championship of league
winners; Sigma Chi tackles Theta
Delta Chi for the championship of
second-place teams; Sigma Nu faces
Phi Delta Theta which crushed Phi
Sigma Delta, 32-0, for the third-
place title; and Theta Xi takes on
Chi Psi for fourth-place crown.
Claytor Trains as Army
Air Force Bombardier
ELLINGTON FIELD, Tex.- Avia-
tion Cadet David L. Claytor, former
football star at Muskegon High
School, is preparing to tackle the
Axis as an Army Air Forces bombar-
dier.
Cadet Claytor, 19, is receiving pre-
flight bombardier training at Elling-
ton Field, Tex., one of the country's
largest Army Air Forces' training
centers. , Upon completion of a nine-
weeks course here, he will go to an-
other field for advanced training and
will receive his silver wings and com-
mission as second lieutenant.
Cadet Claytor is a former student
at the University of Michigan.

Irish, Pitt To Clash
PITTSBURGH, March 11.- (P)-
Notre Dame and the University of
Pittsburgh have agreed to meet on
the gridiron here Sept. 25, opening
the football season for both teams.

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Canja, Evans
To Dive in AAU
Championships
Tonight at Cleveland two Michigan
divers, Alex Canja and Gil Evans,
will compete in the Men's Junior In-
door Three Meter diving champion-
ship, under the sanction of the Na-
tional AAU.
The affair, which will be held at
the Cleveland A.C. pool, will also fea-
ture an exhibition by Ohio State's
Big Ten champion swimming team.
The Buckeyes are likely to domi-
nate the diving, too, for their trio of
Frank Dempsey, Charlie Batterman
and Jim Strong finished in that order
for the Conference diving title. Also,
they have John Novak, who took last
place in that event.
Wolverine Evans, a freshman in his
first competition for Michigan, is
thought very highly of by Coach Matt
Mann, who has said that the redhead
will be able to give any diver in the
country a fight. How he will show
up tonight remains to be seen, but
Gil will, in all probability, be not far
from Dempsqy, Batterman, et al,
when the prizes are being handed
out.
Alex, who often shows real flashes
of form, is also conceded a chance to
show the Buckeyes that there are
good divers in some state besides
Ohio.

DO YOU DIG IT?

Submitted by David P. Billings,
University of California E '
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GEORGE OSTROOT
. . . fifth-place winner in the
Conference shot put who leaves
school this week after being called
up by the Army Air Corps. Ostroot
will visit his parents at their home
in Viborg, S.D., before entering the
service March 2. He will be sent
to San Antonio, Tex.
Bob Ufer Tops
Field in K.C.
600-Yard Run
O"Blazing" Bob Ufer, Conference
and National indoor quarter-mile
king, was one of the favorites
to capture the special 600-yard run
Saturday night at the Knights of
Columbus Games in New York's Mad-
ison Square Garden.
The limber-legged Wolverine tit-
list will be making his second appear-
ance on the Eastern boards this sea-
son'having competed in a similar 600
at the Millrose Games last month.
Short in Army
Ufer is regarded as favorite on the
basis of his second place in the Mill-
rose race when he chased George-
town's Hughie Short home by a few
feet. Short was clocked in 1:10.2 to
tie the existing world record.
Since then Short has been inducted
into the Army leaving Ufer as choice
in this special event. It appears that
the same field will compete with the
Wolverine runner Saturday night
that was on deck at the Millrose meet.
The 600-yard run is scheduled for
9:30 p.m. EWT and will be followed
by the 1,000-yard race at 10:30 and
the two-mile relay event at 11:10 p.m.
Michigan's track captain, Dave
Matthews, will represent the Maize
and Blue in the special 1,000-yard
run. Matthews is one of the nation's
outstanding indoor half-milers and
can be equally dangerous in the
longer distance.
Relay Team Strong
The third event in which Michigan
will appear, is the two-mile relay.
Ufer will anchor the team. of Matth-
ews, Ross Hume and John Roxbor-
ough which will face the best quar-
tets that the East can offer.
It was this same team that won
the Millrose two-mile event in 7:47.4,
and the boys should repeat their vic-
tory in Saturday's K. of C. Games.
All four men have bettered their half-
mile times since the Millrose meet.

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Six Mat men Win Varsity Letters;

Seven Earn Secondary Awards

:

Ray Courtright, Wolverine coach,
announced yesterday that six mem-
bers of the mat team had earned
their varsity letters during the past
season, while seven others are to re-
ceive secondary awards.
The list of letter-winners is as fol-
lows: Captain Manley Johnson, Tul-
sa, Okla.; Captain-elect Dick Kopel,
Detroit; Robert Allen, Eggertsville, N.
Y.; John Greene, Pittsburgh; Tom
Mueller, Cleveland; and Pete Speek,
Arlington, Va.
Those who won their secondary
awards are: Mort Klein, New York
City; Lorry Loftus, Toledo; Max Lui-
kert, Newcastle, Pa.; Hugh Mack,
Birmingham, Mich.; Hal Rudel, Min-
den City, Mich.; Al Trowell, Detroit;
and Chip Warrick, Indianapolis.
At the same time it was announced

that the members of the wrestling
squad would continue to workout in
order to fulfill their PEM require-
ments, and also to instruct the fresh-
men grapple team and any other stu-
dents interested in the fine art of
wrestling.
Johnson and Kopel, who were Con-
ference champions in the 145 and
121-pound divisions respectively, left
school the early part of the week
when they were called into the armed
services. Bill Courtright, son of the
coach who last year was elected cap-
tain }for this season, also left to go
into the Field Artillery.
Tigers Set Up Camp
EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 11.-
(A)- Amid surroundings far removed
from the sunny south training
grounds of other years, the Detroit
Tigers officially pitched camp here
today and by nightfall the playing
personnel consisted of three men-
outfielder Dick Wakefield and pitch-
ers Hal Manders and Tommy Bridges.
Bridges, dean of the Tiger mound
corps who is starting his fourteenth
year in the American League, came
in unexpectedly from Lakeland, Fla.,
pre-war home of the Tigers, and his
description of Florida weather condi-
tions didn't make the Tigers too.
happy.

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