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TAKING ITEASY .. a .eI by Ed Zah
Athiletics for Victoryable as an intermediary between the in February. Doherty took Matthews JATTHEWS showed himself as a Yet, Dave was the first to congrat- in the mile. In the triangular meet dent
coach and the squad members; the aside the week before and told him of real captain in the Big Ten In- ulate Roxy after the race. with Ohio State and Michigan State cham
"ON THE FIELDS of friendly strife bridge between the philosophies of his plan. Dave was to run in the door Conference in March. In order It must have been especially hard here a week ago last Saturday he stant
are sown the seeds which, in many individuals and that of the mile against State's crack miler and to score additional points for Michi- to take for Dave. Not only would it finished third in the mile and fourth pushe
other years on other fields, will bear man who gives out the final orders. captain, Bill Scott, while John Rox- gan, he moved out of his half-mile have been nice for Michigan to re- in the 880. running in his favorite Matt
the fruits of victory." THERE were many times during borough and Ross Hume were to event into the mile. In the 880 Dave gain the Conference team title during event after tiring himself in the op- outstan
The wisdom of this aphorism the indoor season when it be-. bear the half-mile burden. Matthews was almost certain of a Conference his year as captain, but also for ener. a B st
might easily have been the guiding came necessary for Doherty to re- was a cinch to win the 880-yard run, championship and personal glory. In Matthews to add a Big Ten cham- ALL DURING INDOOR practice M club
force behind Michigan's track cap- arrange his entries in order to in- being placed in the mile to tire Scott the mile he was practically eliminat- pionship-his first-to his varsity prior to the opening of the sea- in Edi
tain, Dave Matthews, since he took sure a victory for Michigan. In- by forcing him to work for that vic- ing all chances of a Big Ten title for record, Michigan won the team son Dave had brought Roxorough Michig
over last fall. There is a lot more variably Matthews played a key tory. And, incidentally, it would his team's sake. championship. but Dave had to be and Ross Hume along. He en- a swim
to being captain that just acting as role in Doherty's plans. Sometimes weaken Scott for the two-mile. Track fans know the outcome. content with a second place. But couraged them constantly during days at
the leader of your team, and Dave Matthews is able to cover himself The strategy worked-and how! Dave ran his heart out in the mile he never kicked about not getting a daily workouts. He set pace in time It's
has dug deeper and accomplished with glory despite the fact that he Not only did Scott wear himself and lost to teammate Ross Hume chance. trials and practice runs. He would thews
more than many predecessors. is running out of his half-mile out, but he was definitely out- by a nose. Roxborough Von an It was the same old story in the run any distance Doherty picked that1
In Matthews Coach Ken Doherty event; more often he must accept classed by both Matthews and an- easy victory in the half-mile in fast first two meets of the outdoor cam- for him invariably turning in good mena
found more than just another pol- temporary oblivion for the team's other Wolverine, John Ingersoll. time, but there was no doubt in paign. The good-natured lad from times and pulling the sophomores true t
ished runner and good fellow. He sake. Dave won the mile and Scott came anyone's mind that Matthews could Royal Oak took it with a grin. He along with him. Dave deserves strife
discovered that rare quality of un- Let's go back to that Michigan back in the two-mile, but was too have been a Big Ten champion, if stepped out of the 880 in the dual credit, along with Doherty, for de- other
selfishness that makes a man invalu- State indoor meet at Yost Field House far gone to do better than third. he had competed in his own event. meet with Illinois and finished third veloping Roxborough into a confi- beari

runner and a Conference
vion. It was Matthews' con-
words of encouragement that
d Roxy along.
hews is more than just an
iding distance runner. He is
udent. past president of the
, president of his senior class
ucation School, member of
amnua. Druids and Sphinx; and
ming star in his high school
Royal Oak.
the kind of character Mat-
has been showing all year
brings success to Michigan
after graduation. Yes, it is
hat "on the fields of friendly
are sown the seeds which in
years on other fields, will
the fruits of victory."



To Carry


Grid Schedule




Crisler Seeks Service
Foes for Home Games
Spartan Team Opens Season Here Sept. 25;
Three Home Games Listed as 'Big Gate' Tilts

'We'll Have Football'

Despite all rumors to the contrary,
Michigan will have a football team
next fall and every attempt will be
made to carry out a full schedule.
Director of Athletics Herbert O.
(Fritz) Chisler declared that all pres-
ent indications pointed to Big Ten
football with an added emphasis on
service teams as opponents.
Open on Sept. 25
Michigan's present schedule sub-
ject to a number of changes, lists
n-ine games. The opener is set for
sept. 25 at Ann Arbor against Michi-
gan State. Other games listed are:
Oct. 2, Pennslyvania at Philadel-
phia; Oct. 16 Notre. Dame at Ann
A,rbor; Oct. 16, Northwestern at
Evanston; Oct. 23, Minnesota at Ann
Arbor; Oct. 30, Illinois at Cham-
paign; Nov. 6, Indiana at Ann Ar-
bor; Nov. 13, Wisconsin at Ann Ar-
bor; and Nov. 30, Ohio State at Ann
New Games Possible
"Some of the games are subject to
change," Crisler pointed out. "We
may book several service teams and
this might necessitate dropping other
teams off the schedule," he added.
At present it appears as if Pennsyl-
vania would be the first opponent
dropped from the schedule to make
way for a service eleven. And if
Michigan books a tenth game witha
service team it could be held either
Sept. 18 or Nov. 27.
As the schedule now stands it calls
for six home games, including three
"big gate" attractions-Notre Dame,
Minnesota and Ohio State, and the
possibility of two more conflicts here
with service teams.
May Curtail Program
The football played by Michigan
and other Midwest teams this fall
may not be the same type as we have
had during the past seasons, but all
teams expect to lhave enough men in
uniform to play at top speed for 60
Of course, there is a possibility that
the need of a nation at war may
cause considerable curtailment in
the football program. Michigan may
have to resort to the same program
as in the last war. In 1918 we had
Student Army Training Corps foot-
ball teams with all eligibility rules
lifted, and Michigan played five
games that year. A similar program
is not inconceivable.
In all probability Wolverine grid-
ders will be picked from among the
soldiers, sailors andpmarines in
school at the time, providing that
these men will be allowed to compete
in intercollegiate sports on a full-
time basis.
Frosh Will Help
And since the freshman rule has
been rescinded, Michigan and other
Big Ten schools can call on all grid
material in the freshman class which
should be as plentiful as in the past.
Another interesting angle is the
possibility of gridiron stars from

Bta uman Wins
Annual Spring
Football Award
Clem Bauman, six-foot-three, 205-
pound freshman end from Dayton,
O., was the individual standout in
Michigan's spring football drills and
became the 19th winner of the Chi-
cago Alumni award, given annually
- to the Wolverine gridder judged out-
standing in spring practice.
The trophy itself, which is given by
the University of Michigan Club of
Chicago, is a full-sized silver football.
It was first awarded in 1925 and
among the recent winners have been
fullback Bob Wiese in 1942, center
Merv Pregulman in 1941, quarterback
George Ceithaml in 1940, guard
Ralph Fritz in 1939 and center Archie
Kodros in 1938. All later became
Varsity standouts.
Although he has lived all his life
in Dayton, Bauman received his high
school training at Baylor Military
Academy, Chattanooga, Tenn. He
was a tackle on Baylor's unbeaten
1941 eleven which won the mid-
South prep school title and also
played basketball therethree years.
"Bauman was one of the most
willing workers on our spring squad,"
Coach Fritz Crisler commented, "and
although he lacks experience he has
shown rapid improvement. I am
sure he will continue to show the
same zeal as a Varsity candidate and
should make an important contri-
bution to Michigan football."
Among the other outstanding can-
didates for the award were lineman
Fred Freihofer of Indianapolis, end
Art Renner of Sturgis, and backs Bill,
Culligan of Detroit, George Guerre
of Flint, and Ralph Chubb of Ann

Coach Staff
At Michigan
Nation's Best
Call of Services Has
Little Effect; Keen Is
Only Head Man Lost
Although the draft, in the coaching
field, as in so many others, has
snatched away some of the most im-
portant cogs in the athletic training
machine, the Michigan coaching
staff is still one of the most versatile
in the country.
Headed by Director of Athletics
Herbert O. "Fritz" Crisler, this group
of men has established an enviable
reputation for character building
and good sportsmanship. Although
Crisler is acomparatively newcomer
in the role of Director of Athletics,
having served in this capacity only
during the past two years, he is a
well known figure in Michigan ath-
letics, since he has been head foot-
ball coach since 1938.
Chrisler from Princetont
He came here with a record of win-
ning performances, and in the past
four years, has turned out teams
which have stood up well against the
stiff Big Ten competition, and which
have featured such players as Tom
Harmon and Bob Westfall. Before
he came here he coached teams at
Chicago, Minnesota and Princeton.
Assistant to Crisler and backfield

Captain of Michigan's 1943 Eleven

promises to give Michigan a
football team as long as there are
enough men on campus who are
willing to come out and play.
Grapplers Win
Second Place
In Conference
Michigan's mat squad, in its first
season under Coach Ray Courtright
who succeeded Cliff Keen when the
latter went into the Navy, had one
of its most successful season in~ years.
The Wolverines won five out of
seven matches. In their three non-
Conference battles, they walloped the
Detroit YMCA, 34-0; lost to Michi-
gan State, 14-16; and defeated the
Spartans in a return go, 16-14.
Courtright's charges took three of
four, Conference matches and placed
second to Indiana in the Big Ten
finals at Evanston. The Maize and
Blue grappers trounced Ohio State,
22-6; nosed out Indiana, 14-12, and
Northwestern, 18-16. Illinois caught
them in a weak moment to win, 25-3.
Captain-elect Dick Kopel and Cap-
tain Manley Johnson won the Con-
ference 121-pound and 145-pound
titles, respectively.

Obstacle Run
Conforms to
Army Rulings
Michigan's new 355-yard obstacle
course, paralleling sitnilar courses
constructed in Army camps accord-
ing to rigid Air Force regulations,
will play a vital part in the condi-
tioning of all future students during
the present conflict.
The basic idea behind the empha-
sis placed by University PEM instruc-
tors on the use of the course is to
give students an opportunity to pre-
pare themselves for the rigors of
combat warfare. Many of the feats
which the students perform on the
obstacle course will become an inte-
grated part of their daily life on the
battlefronts of the world.
Here's a descriptionof the course:
First, 20-yard sprint to regulation
hurdle; second, 20-foot crawl-under
from a height of 3 ft. 6 in. to 16 in.;
third, 12-foot fence with rails 2 ft.
8 in. apart; fourth; maze of old tires
22 feet long; fifth, horizontal rope
30 feet long; sixth, nine-foot roof
climb measuring two feet at the bot-
tom to 8 ft. 6 in. at the top.
Seventh, jump-off into sand pit;
eighth, over wall 2 ft. 6 in. high into
sloping sand pit eight feet long;
ninth, sprint around bend and vault
four-foot fence; tenth, climb seven-
foot wall! eleventh, hurdle nine-foot
ditch; twelfth, run along 36-foot zig-
zag fence rail; thirteenth (toughest
obstacle), 11-foot rope clinb, hand-
over-hand, travel on 14-foot ladder
parallel to the ground and another
11-foot rope climb to ground; and
fourteenth, sprint through 36-foot
maze to finish.
Since the course is 355-yards long
and 16 yards wide, it is obvious that
the contestant must sprint a number
of yards between each obstacle.
Average time of a student for the
course is about 2:30. The best time
turned in by a Michigan student up
to date is 1:35.3, set by Don Choate,
a senior in Architecture School, while
the best performance of an Army
soldier stationed here is 1:42.

.speedy halfback from River Rouge who will captain the 1943
Michigan eleven this fall, if he is still on campus and the Marine
Reserve Corps officials allow him to participate. White had his best
season last fall, having completely recovered from a shoulder injury
suffered early in the 1941 season. He is an outfielder on the varsity nine. ,
Michigan Courtsters Opened,
Closed Campaign on High Note

I (

Army, Graduation Robs All
Wolverine Puck Stalwarts


coach, is Earl Martineau, who came
here from Princeton along with Cris- By HARVEY FRANK d
ler. Martineau was All-American at To Michigan's basketball team the B
Minnesota in 1923. In that same year 1942-43 season was just another of
he was also awarded the WesternI those -up-and-down :years with the
Conference medal for proficiency in
scholarship and athletics. cagers going great guns in non-Con-s
Munn Is Line Coach ference competition, but getting no h
ClancsMunncoachoftplace against Big Ten opponents. g
Clarence Munn, coach of the line- The Wolverines both started and c
men was, like Martineau, an All- ended the season on high notes. Theyt
American from Minnesota and also began by taking five straight, win- N
won the Western Conference medal. ning two each from Michigan State
- Wally Weber, who has the vital and Selfridge Field and one fromS
job of handling the freshman candi- Marquette. But in two . of theseL
dates, was a fullback at the Univer- games they had to come from behindV
sity of Michigan in 1925-26. His job in the last minute to salvage victor-
may well become doubly important in ies
wartime, if the freshmen are per- In the , opener against Michigan
mitted to play in competition. State, Captain Jim Mandler sank a
Bennie Oosterbann,only Michigan foul shot with 45 seconds to go to tie
man who has ever been All-Ameri- the score at 29 points, and then the1
can three times in a row, is head Maize and Blue won in overtime, 36-
basketball coach., Bennie is an es-31Thnitetirgaeote
!. 31. Then in tetidgam f h
pecially busy man since he also serves season against the Selfridge Field
in the position of end coach on the Fliers, Don Lund's field goal just as
football staff. While he was at Mich- the final whistle sounded gave theo
igan, he was one of the few men in Wolverines a well-earned 36-35 vic-1
the history of the school to receive tory.
nine varsity awards. Then after compiling these five
Ken Doherty, who coaches the straight wins the Wolverines openedb
trackmen, followed in the steps of their Big Ten season against the
his predecessor Charlie Hoyt when Whiz Kids of Illinois and were sound-,
his thinclads retained both the in- ly trounced, 47-34. All-AmericanI
door and the outdoor crowns in his Andy Phillip led the Illini with 19I
first year here. points while Leo Doyle was high
Stackhouse Coaches Yearlings point man for Michigan with 12.
Chester Stackhouse, chosen to take The Maize and Blue then droppedr
Doherty's place in 1940, when the their second straight Big Ten tilt,r
latter was appointed head track being trampled by Northwestern, 49-
coach, is the mentor of the yearling 32. Otto Graham put 17 counters1
thinclads. Before coming here he through the hoop for the Wildcats
coached at Saginaw High School. and Doyle again led Michigan, this3
Ray Fisher, Michigan baseball time with eight points.I
coach, was a former big league ball After routing a Romulus Air Base
player with the Cincinnati Reds and quintet, 51-21, in a game that con-
the New York Yankees. He came here tained very little of what might be
in 1921, and since that time has called good basketball, the Wolver-

Lund's 375 Is 'Top Michigan
Average in Conference Batting

Hampered by a shortage of mater-
ial and faced with a tough schedule,
Coach Eddie Lowrey's varsity hockey
team suffered through one of the
most disastrous schedules, this past
Lowrey had a squad of skaters,
three of whom had never played
hockey before. Only veteran goalie
Hank Loud, and wings Bill Dance
and Roy Bradley had had previous
experience with collegiate hockey. At
the beginning of the season Lowrey
had the makings of a strong squad,
but graduation in February and the
call of the Army took away three of;
his most promising players.
Stenberg, Derleth Develop
Faced with the necessity of creat-
ing a completely new defense he
picked two men, Bob Stenberg and
Bob Derleth, to carry out the assign-

spectators who saw him in his first
few games. But by the time the Il-
linois games rolled around he was the
player who had the crowd leaping to
its feet so pugnaciously did he attack
his larger opponents.
Despite the stellar work of these
two defense men, the team was un-
able to stave off defeat in the large
proportion of the games. Although
goalie Loud made a prodigious num-
ber of saves, the forward line was
unable to carry off the offensive end
of the game successful enough to give
the team a strong attack. The main
reason for this was the fact that none
of the pucksters could outskate op-
posing players, so all season they
were forced to play defensive hockey.
The record was not impressive,
since the team won but one game,
tied two and was on the losing end of
10 encounters.

dropped their next two games to the
Buckeyes of Ohio State, 46-44, and
But in their next to last game the
Wolverines rolled up their largest
score in over 20 years as they routed
hapless Chicago, 67-37. In their final
game they scored a mild upset by
conquering Northwestern, 53-41, with
three seniors, Mandler, Doyle, and
Mel Comin, leading the way.
Four sophomores, Bob Wiese, Dave
Strack, Gerry Mullaney and Don
Lund, were among the outstanding

Don Lund, centerfielder and one
of the University's most versatile ath-
letes, is leading his teammates in
hitting with .375 in four Conference
Shortstop Howie Wikel and Bob
Stenberg, second baseman, are close
behind Lund with .352 and .315, re-
Actual Conference competition has
been reduced to practically a mini-
mum this year because of unfavor-
Membership Falls
The 125 Michigan Wolverines.
wearing their bright yellow jackets,
have dwindled to 35 as the members
have left to enter the services of the

able weather which caused the can-
cellation of the two games scheduled
with Purdue. The discontinuance of
baseball at Indiana University due
to the shortage of players cancelled
two more contests.
Dick Walterhouse, freshman first
baseman, and Lund have perfect
fielding records. Third baseman
Bruce Blanchard is third with .999 in
the four games.
Michigan's leading moundsmen,
Pro Boim and Mickey Fishman, have
each pitched two Conference games.
Fishman's average is perfect, having
beaten Iowa and Illinois. Boim split
games he pitched, winning against
Illinois and dropping one at Iowa.
Conference batting summaries:

*Farnyk ... .
Lund... . .
Wikel ......

A8 H Pct. F.Pet.
. 4 2 .500 .000
.16 6 .375 1.000
. 17 6 .352 .833

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