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Varsity Cagers Practice for Tilt
With Ft. Custer Tomorrow Night

Michigan, Notre Dame Ilead Lidt
As Midwest Places Eight- on Team

In preparation for the game with
Fort Custer Saturday the Michigan
basketball squad swept over a team
from the Stinson Aircraft Company
in a full length scrimmage yesterday
afternoon.
The Stinson squad was brought to
Ann Arbor by Coach Johnny Smith-
ers, a former Michigan athlete who
starred at halfback on the football
team in the seasons of 1935 and '36.
It was apparent from the start that
they were badly outclassed, and al-
though they fought gamely through-
out the entire forty minutes of the
contest the issue was never in doubt.
The Flyers, who are currently lead-
kng the Wayne Recreation League,
attempted to stop the fast breaking
Michigan attack with a zone defense.
However, the size of the floor worked
against them and they were obvious-
ly bewildered by the speed of the
Michigan attack.
Use Fast Break
The Wolverines utilized the fast
break to a large extent in running
up their huge 79-11 margin. The ball
Dandling was very clean and Michi-
gan looked better in this department
than at any other time this season.
Bill Seymour and Tom King led the
scoring with .14 points apiece.
Following the game a short but
furious,. scrimmage took place be-
tween the first and second teams.
The boys showed a lot of drive and

spirit while playing to a 10-10 dead-
lock.
If Michigan can display the same
brand of ball against Fort Custer,
the soldiers are in for a bad night.
Fort Custer has not shown a great
deal to date, defeating a weak Cen-
tral Michigan quintet by one point
and also scoring victories over two
other small teams. In their only test
against first class competition the
Army five was swamiped by Western
Michigan 72-34. Incidentally, the
Wolverines are scheduled to face-
Western Michigan next Saturday in
what should be the first big game
of the year.
Custer Record Mediocre
In spite of their apparent mediocre
record Fort Custer will bring a team
of seasoned cagers to Ann Arbor,
headed by Howard McCarty, former
star of Wayne University. The sol-
diers are coached by Athletic Direc-
tor Fred East, who is a former cage
mentor of University High in Anh
Arbor.
During the scrimmage it was an-
nounced that Howie Wikel is lost to
the Michigan squad for the balance
of the season. Wikel has been in-
ducted into the Army and has
dropped out of school. This bad news
was partially counterbalanced by the
return of Tom Paton to the team.,
His injured ankle is much improved,
and although he did not take part
in the scrimmage it seems a safe bet
that he will be in shape for the
important tilt with Western Michi-
gan.

By ED ZALENSKI
Daily Sports Editor
The photographs of Guard Merv
Pregulman and Fullback Bill Daley
were added to the long line of Mich-
igan gridiron immortals adorning the
walls of the Yost Field House train-

dergoing boot training now, join1
Guard Julie Franks, Tackle Al Wis-
tert of 1942, Fullback Bob Westfalll
of 1941, Halfback Tom Harmon of
1940, ad infinitum, Michigan All-
Americans of the past.
Midwest Places Eight
Michigan with two men, Notre
Dame with four, Northwestern with
one, and Indiana with one gave the
Midwest eight of the 11 places on this
mythical team - the oldest of All-
American elevens, started by Walter
Camp in the late nineteenth century,
and continued by Grantland Rice
since the former's death.
The Midwest monopoly was an-
other indication that the brand of
football played by the Big Nine and
Notre Dame is the best in the nation.
Daley Tops Backfield
With Daley in this mythical back-
field which would make Colgate's
Gloomy Gil Dobie break out in a
smile, are Notre Dame's legendary
Angelo Bertelli, the quarterback with
the sling-shot arm; Creighton Miller,
considered one of the most outstand-
ing running backs ever turned out by
the Irish; and Bob Odell, the cream
of the eastern backfield greats.
The biggest surprise to Midwest
football fans was the selection of
Indiana's Pete Pihos and Northwest-
ern's Herb Hein as ends. While both
wingmen were impressive in Big Nine
compention, neither made any of the
number one end posts on previous
All-American teams picked this
season.
White Easy Choice
Selection of Jim White, giant Notre
Dame lineman, and Art McCaffray,
College of the Pacific, as tackles
brought no surprise. White was a
unanimous choice .and Pacific's Coach
Alonzo Stagg- settled any doubts on

the choice of the other tackle by
saying that McCaffray was the best
he had seen in 54 years of coaching.
Pregulman, who is equally at home
in the center, guard or tackle posi-
tions, is undoubtedly the most con-

LOWdtow on Sports
What Is Wrong with Michigan Hockey?
T HE MICHIGAN HOCKEY SQUAD opens the current season at the Coli-
seum tomorrow night against the London A. C., and for the sake
of those puck fans who have never seen the "Wolverines in action, we
sincerely hope that they turn in a good performance. We are not going
out on a limb and predict a lopsided victory for the London A. C., because
as yet we have not had a chance to view any practice sessions, but we
have looked up the records of rec'ent teams coached by Eddie Lowrey which
tell the story themselves.
Last year the pucksters had the most disastrous season in the
history of Maize and Blue hockey. Coach Eddie Lowrey's charges
played 13 games, winning only one and tieing two. Wolverine opponents
scored 61 points, while the best that our boys could do was push a
meager 19 points past rival goalies.
Even worse than this, though, was the showing that the Varsity made
against Illinois and Minnesota, the only other schools represented in the
Western Conference. Four times the Illini shutout Michigan, thrice 6-0,
and once 4-0. Against Minnesota's Golden Gophers the Maize and Blue
skaters did little better, losing three and barely eking out 1-1 deadlock.
In four games the Minneapolis sextet tallied 14 points to the Varsity's
three. It is just unthinkable that a varsity team representing Michigan
could do so poorly. We shudder to think what old alumni thought after
the completion of last season.
HE 1941-42 SEASON was almost as bad as last year's. The Wolverines
lost 14, won two and tied two, finishing, as has been the custom in recent
years, at the bottom of the Big Ten race. Michigan last won the Conference
championship when they tied with Minnesota in 1938. The year before
Michigan and the Gophers also tied for the crown. In 1935 the Varsity
won undisputed possession of the Big Ten, title for the only other time
that the Wolverines have finished at the top of the heap in the Conference.
Certainly, this is a very poor record. Michigan definitely does not
lack talent as is the case in basketball. Admittedly the State of
Michigan is weak in basketball material compared with Illinois,
Indiana and Wisconsin, but you cannot say this is true with hockey
players. What then is wrong with Michigan's puck squad year after
year? Frankly, we wish that we knew the answer!

MERV PREGULMAN

ARMY BASKETBALL:
Tomorrow Night's Tilts End
intramural Cage Tournament

BILL DALEY

ing room today after their selection
on the All-American football team
of 1943.
. Daley, a V-12 transfer from Min-
nesota, and Pregulman, a three-year
Wolverine veteran, who are both un-

The Army Intramural basketball.
prbgram'Will be' concluded tonight
and'tomorrow'nnight, and the cham.-
pionship team "will be determined in
a game between', the two winning'
teams of the' semi-final round.
The Company C-1 team will play
Company E-1 and the Company C-2
team:will play. Company D-1 in the,
semi-finals tonight in Waterman
gymnasium. The chamirionship battle
will be played at 6:4t p.m. tomorrow
in the Field. House as a preliminary
to the Michigan-Fort Custer game.,
Members of Company D's team
are: Pfc. Edward Grau, a former
Varsity player at Western Michigan;
T/5 Jim Brazda, Oklahoma A&M;
Pfc. Zane Rhodes, also from Olka-
+ homa; Pfc. Tommy Lucas, Ohio Uni-
versity; and Pfc. Lewis C. Pirnik,
Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania,
eaptain of the team.
Company E's Team
Company E's team, including sub-
stitutes, is: Pvt. Joe Brock, Pvt. Keith
Oliver, Pfc. John Linde, Sgt. Mario
Martorio, Cpl. Albert Smith, Pfc.
.fRalph Davis, Sgt. Robert Parker, T/5

James Leighton and Pfc. James Mc-
Brid .
Starting line-up of Company C-1
will include: Cpl. Irvin Mahr, Univer-
sity of Alabama, an All-Southeastern
Conf erence guard; Sgt. Merton
James, Butler University; Pfc. Eldon
Price, Shaw University, an All-College
center; Pfc. George Kraw, University
of Southern-California; and Sgt. John
Steppling, St. Francis College.
Company C's Subs
* Members of 'Company C's second
team are: Pfc. Frank Jiminez, Pfc.
Fred , Kolombatovitch, Queen's Col-
lege, N.Y.; Cpl. Paul Burdett, North
Carolina State; Cpl., Wesley Fahr-
back, Fordham University; and Pfc.
C. W. Gillahan, Princeton.
Coach and manager of the Com-
pany C teams is Sgt. Morris Blitz.
According to Sgt. Blitz Company C is
a "sure winner" because it has beaten
all other teams in previous games.
Commenting on the Army athletic
program, Maj. J. P. Warner, super-
visor, said that it has been a "great
success and everybody has enjoyed it
thoroughly."

Lowrey Picks Starting Pucksters
For London A.C. Tilt Tomorrow

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By BARB LINEHAN
After a satisfactory practice session
yesterday Coach Eddie Lowrey de-
cided what men he would use as
starters against London Athletic Club
Saturday night.
Playing at the goalie position will
be Dick Mixer, who is new on Low-
rey's squad this year. This being the
first game of the season Lowrey
hasn't had a chance to see just what
Mixer's ability is, but the fine play
he has shown in practice makes it
look as if he can do a good job Sat-
urday.
At the two defense posts will be
Tom Messinger and Bob Henderson.
Henderson is taking over for the in-
jured Captain Bob Derleth and is do-
ing a great job in his new place. Be-
fore Derleth was hurt Henderson had
been playing a wing position and his
quick adaptation to the new defense
spot shows his real talent.
Greer at Center
Ted Greer will play center as he
has been doing these four weeks of
practice. Greer shows excellent speed
and should be able to keep up with
the Canadian Club.
The wing positions will have Gordie
Anderson and Vince Abbey. Lowrey
has been giving these two a lot of
attention in practice sessions and is
now very satisfied with them both.
Anderson seems to have recovered
from the shoulder injury he suffered
early in the season.
Fine Reserves
Lowrey has a fine reserve stock
that he intends to make use of. Some
of his extra wings are Jack Athens,
Art Collentine, John Jenswold, Dave
Pontius and Fred Lounsberry, Hank
Football Giants
Vie Washington
In Pro Tussle
NEW YORK,. Dec. 9.- (P) - It's
something like a man climbing a
barbed wire fence just to stick his
nose in front of a buzz saw, but the
New York football Giants are out
to whip the Washington Redskins
again Sunday in the final game of
the National Football League season.
If the Giants succeed in repeating
last Sunday's 14-10 upset, the teams
will have to meet a third time to
break a tie for the Eastern Division
championship. The ultimate winner
then will have to assume whatever
risks go with playing the Chicago
Bears for the League title on a frozen
windy city gridiron the day after
Christmas. If the Redskins win, the
League playoff will take place Dec.
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Olshanksi and Ray White will be used
as second team defense.
Captain Bob Derleth was present
at yesterday's " practice to see how
the team is coming along just before
their initial test Saturday. Derleth's
loss is a great handicap to the team
and Lowrey is hoping to see him back
soon after Christmas.
Practice yesterday showed great
improvement over previous ones and
the team is beginning to pick up on
speed. There is a quantity of good
material for Lowrey to work with and
he certainly should be able to get a
fine team.
There is no future game set after
Saturday, but Lowrey is working on
two or three possibilities for Dec. 11.

these days
Shall it be
SHIRTS
by Mantattan

sistent player Michigan has had in
many decades. His defensive and of-
fensive work had been of the same
caliber during his entire three years,
seldom varying. Pat Filley, captain
of Notre Dame's great team, was one
of the big reasons why the Irish rolled
up 174 points against so many major
opponents.
The choice of Cas Myslinski, Army
pivot man, for the center slot was an
easy one for the Advisory Board. An
almost unanimous choice, Myslinski
carried on the Army tradition of
great linemen.
Detroiter .Leads
In Pin Tonrney
CHICAGO, Dec. 9.-- () - Johnn3
Crimmins won his first two round-
robin matches in the annual All-Star
bowling championships today to holk
the lead at the intermission poini
of the first day's finalist activity.
Crimmins defated Dale Ward of
San Francisco in his initial four-
game test, 929 pins to 869, and ac-
cumulated 20.29 points under the
Peterson scoring system which'
awards a point for every 50 pins top-
pled, a point for each game won with-
in a series and a half point for any
game resulting in a total pin tie.

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