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Western Michigan Will
Use 'Racehorse' Offense



Who Will


Saturday* I

Lend Strength
To Swimmers

TRAC llECliS TiUl )V:&
Inter-Squad Meet Expected
To Be Closely Fought Contest

Added to basketball Coach Bennie
Oosterbaan's worries over the com-
ing game with Western Michigan
this Saturday was a threatening flu
epidemic among his players.
The disease, which has swept over
the Michigan campus, has already
hospitalized forward Tom King, and
also hampered several other men in
last night's practice. As yet the out-
break has not reached the serious
stage, but the coaches are worrying
nevertheless. The illness of even one
or two key men would hurt Michi-
gan's chances of victory Saturday.
Advance notices indicate that the
Wolverines must be at full strength
if they are to upset the highly touted
Broncos. Western boasts victories
over such strong quintets as Notre
Dame and Northwestern and has
been beaten only once this season in
their opening game by an experi-
enced Bunker Hill five. Since that
game the Broncos have swept aside
all opposition to gain a place as one
of the strongest teams in the mid-
* west.
Western Brings Strong Team
Western will bring to Ann Arbor
a well balanced outfit which is strong
at all positions. The starting for-
wards are Dick Bowman and Rolla
Anderson, both products of the V-12
unit on the campus. Bowman played
for the' University of Montana be-
fore joining the Navy while Anderson
made headlines for Southeastern
Missouri College before being trans-
ferred. Perhaps the standout of the
Western Michigan squad is guard
Marvin Bylsma, who was an all-
stater in high school and later a
stellar performer for Calvin College.
Bylsma is a good shot, a fine defens-
ive player, and a backboard artist of
great ability. Teaming with him at
the other guard position is Russell
Mason, a tall, rangy Hoosier who
won his letter at Indiana State Uni-
versity. The center slot is about the
only position at which Western
might be called weak. Coach Read
has used three men in this position
in an effort to plug the hole, but so
far none have performed up Ito ex-
pectations. Dick Rodney will prob-
ably get the call Saturday.
Use Rlacehorse Style
These men are well adapted to the
"racehorse" style of offense which
Coach Buck Read uses. Michigan
has not met a team this year which,
operates in this way, but Oosterbaan
is giving them adequate preparation.
Yesterday's practice saw a hard
scrimmage in which both teams
guarded very closely as the Broncos
are. expected to do.
Alter the scrimmage Oosterbaan
remarked that the game would un-
doubtedly bes fast and furious as
Coach Read keeps fresh men in the

game at all times so that the "race-
horse" attack can operate at its fast-
est pace. In so-called "race-horse"
basketball the offense makes no at-
tempt to set up a play but plays the
ball at all times. This style features
long passes, high scoring, much
backboard work, and a wide open
style of play which is quite different
from anything seen here this season.
In addition to the outbreaks of flu
another Michigan man was put on
the shelf when Elroy Hirsch, newest
member of the squad, pulled up with
a charleyhorse. Hirsch, who was
plagued with injuries during the
football season, is not seriously hurt
and will be back with the team soon.
Army and Navy
Stars To Play
Contest Will Decide
Service Championship
An All-Star Navy team will meet
an All-Star Army team at 7:45 p.m.
Friday for the servicemen's champ-
ionship at Yost Field House.
Only Army and Navy men who have
participated in the Friday night in-
tramural play have been chosen on
the teams.
The Navy, which has been playing
off a round robin tournament, has
chosen 15 men from the 10 teams
they have in their tournament. From
the Bulldogs are McGrath, Wright,
Taylor and Merwin. The Fins have
three men, Hansen, Pittsley and Ha-
lub on the All-Star team. Repre-
senting the First Company of the
Second Battalion is Rosenbach, and
McCluski and Monsour are from the
Paper Dolls who so far are unde-
feated in tournament play. Appel
and Fate are playing on the team
from the Fouled Anchors and Van
Aiken represents the Sea Wolves.
Copeland of the Barnacles and Jen-
nings of the Sea Gulls round out the
Team Selected Differently
The Army's team was selected in
a different way from the Navy's.
The Army has been playing off an
elimination tournament. Company
E won the tournament Friday night
from Company D which gives them
the right to form the nucleus of the
Army team. The eight men from
Company E will be augmented by
four other players from the various
other company teams entered in the
tournament. From Company E are
Davis, Oliver, Linde, Santorio, Park-
er, Brock, McBride and Leighton.
Representing the first team of Com-
pany D is Smith and from the second
team of Company E is Suhaysik. Ad-
ditions to this list will probably be
made later. The team will be man-
aged and coached by Company E's
manager, Sergeant Parker.
The refereeing and the time keep-
ing will be done by an Army man and
a Navy man. Master Sergeant Clan-
cy will be the Army referee and one

Associate Sports Editor
With nine freestylers churning the
water in the Varsity pool at the1
Sports Building, one might get the
idea that they are a dime a dozen,
but the nine swimmers that Matt
Mann has on hand are hardly of the
ten cent store variety.
To begin with, Mert Church is
still around. Mert, you remember, is
the lad who finished second to Yale's
Alan Ford in the 100 yard freestyle
last spring in the National AAU meet.
Ford, who was recently credited with
breaking Johnny Weismuller's cen-
tury mark, just touched out the Wol-
verine at New York in the fast time
of :51.8. Church also swam on the
winning 400 yard freestyle relay team
in the same meet.
Fries Returns
Chuck Fries, who swam on the re-
lay with Church, Harry Holiday, and
Jack Patten in the AAU meet, has al-
so returned. Fries is the boy who was
sick for the Conference meet at Ev-
anston last March when Ohio State
beat the Varsity 66-61, but had he
been there it proboaly would have
been a different story. Undoubtedly
Fries' presence would have given the
Wolverines just enough points to
edge out the Buckeyes.y
Then there is Ace Cory. Ace was a
member of the 400 yard relay team
that won the National Collegiates in
the exceptional time of 3:31.1. He al-
so swam the freestyle leg of the 300
yard medley relay at the Big Ten
meet when Michigan set a new Con-
ference record for that event.
McCarthy Strengthens Team
John McCarthy, distance swimmer
who always gave Captain-elect Walt
Stewart has been taken by the Army,
but McCarthy will have a fine swim-
ming mate in freshman Paul Malon-
ey who took the National AAU out-
door long distance and one mile titles
this past summer.
In addition to these men, Matt also
has Bob Branch, Gordon Pulford, Al
Koppin, and Acheles Pulachus around
to make trouble for opposing teams.

By BILL MATNEY in two events, ijhe mile and the half-
The inter-squad track meet which
is scheduled to start Thursday at 3 mile runs, as will J0hn1Roxborough
p.m., Dec. 16, took on a new aspect II, the Conference Indoor Half-Mile
when track mentor Ken Doherty an- champion. These two men are good
nounced that he expected it to be competitors and will provide perfect
very closely contested.
Doherty bases his prediction on the xamplesof flawless track form. Cap-
Dohrtybaes ispreictonon hetain Bob Hume is also doubling in
comparative times of the men in last
week's time trials. If these are any these events. and will provide the
criteria, then it is his belief that the ,inspiration for the Civilian squad.
Civilians will triumph only by a Leading the Navy will be high-
point. It is true, however, that the jumper and weight inan. Bob Gard-
men competing probably will better ner, while the Marines will be cap-
their times of last week, all of which tained by timber-topper Elmer Swan-
will increase the tempo of the con- son. The entire student body is in-
test. vited to attend the meet, which will
The Navy and Marines are surpris- begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, and 8
ingly well stocked with material, and p.m. Friday night.
the walkaway which was expected by
the Civilians has been considerably GIaha i Rejonfs Wildcats
dimished. In spite of the fact that
the civvies have the "spot" men, such seNwe
as Bob Ufer, the Hume twins, John EVANSTON, Dec.14 --l, -Otto
Roxborough and other veterans, the Graham. All-American football play-
Navy and Marines have reserve ermrejoind the Northwestern basket-
strength which they can use to take bll squad in today's practices after
the place positions which will be being absent a week with the flu.
vacant of Civilians. Grahamwnaskon the sidelines last
Mile Relay Is Spotlight Saturday when Northwestern, re-
Among the events slated for . 8 graded as one of the Big Ten chain-
o'clock Friday night, the mile relay pionship contenders this season,
will occupy the spotlight. In spite of opened its campaign with a 47-45
the seeming advantage held by the loss to Western Michigan.
quartet composed of Sternisha, Glas, -
Matney and Ufer, Doherty expects a
close race. Again he cites the times
of the men in the past time trials, TYPING
and the poor condition of Matney, TTSS sc110oL REPORTS
who has been ill. The Navy and PlOrIVSSlONAL & BuSiNESS
Marines will combine in this event,
and will present Jim Pierce, Fred
Negus, Tony Spada and Mel Detwhil-
er. These men are all in good con-
dition and are determined to defeat
the veterans.
Other highlights will be the 880
and 440-yard events. Once again the
attention of the spectators will be dir-
ected on Bob Ufer in the quarter, and
upon Roxborough and the Hume
twins in the half-mile. It might TH E VARSITY
prove interesting to watch a new- TY P N SI C E
comer to they varsity, Dick BarnardYE
who will also be competing in the mile Colli ric;'z/Jy loca fed to campus
and half-mile.
Ross Hume, Western Conference 210 NrcKE.rs ARCADE --- 9641
Indoor Mile champion will compete

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of the Chief Specialists (A) will do
the refereeing for the Navy. The
game will be played in two 20-minute'
halves, and college basketball rules
will be used. Besides the feature
event both the Army and Navy bands
will be on hand to provide additional
entertainment for the spectators.
Game Open to Public
The game will be open to the gen-
eral public. Any Army man who
wishes to attend the game may se-
cure special permission by contacting
his company commander.
All arrangements for the game are
being made by Major L. P. Warner,
executive officer of the Army here,
who has been directing the intra-
mural program, Captain Jennings of
the Army and Athletic Officer of the
Navy V-12 unit, Lt. (j.g.) G. J. Jen-
nings, who is in charge of the Navy
intramural program.
Bruins Trim Chicago
BOSTON, Dec. 14.-(A)-'The Bos-
ton Bruins gained the National Hoc-
key League's runner-up berth tonight
by topping the Chicago Blackhawks
4-3 while extending their string of
unbeaten home starts to eight.

AAU Meet March 30, 31
Matt Mann announced yester-
day that the dates for the Nation-
al AAU Swimming meet which
will be held here are Friday,
March 31. Ann Arbor was last
scene of the AAU meet in 1941.

Several Matches Scheduled
For Early Part of Next Year


Cooper Refused by Army
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 14.--)-Morton
Cooper, ace pitcher of the National
League Champion St. Louis Cardi-
nals, was rejected for military service
today because he did not meet physi-
cal standards of the Army.

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Michigan's hockey team will have
to wait until after the Christmas
holidays before they engage in their
second contest of the season, it was
learned; today after attempts to
schedule a game this coming Satur-
day failed.
Things look brighter after the first
of the year, however, as Coach Eddie
Lowrey has already scheduled seven
games, has three more under consid-
eration, and plans to schedule five
more. Lowrey expected to have the
schedule completed in a week. With
15 games spaced over a period of
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slightly more than two months the
Wolverines will have plenty to keep
them busy.
Given this added time before the
second game, Lowrey is putting a
large portion of the daily practice
sessions into trying to bring his for-
ward lines into fighting trim. See-
ing the need for punch and spirit
in his first string line, Lowrey is
planning to switch Captain Bob Der-
leth from his defense position to one
of the wings upon his return to the
line-up. Derleth is recovering from
a knee injury and should be in play-
ing shape in two or three vWeeks. With
Ted Greer centering a line having
Bob Derleth on one of the wings,
Michigan would pack a scoring
punch that would be hard to stop.
On the whole the team seems to
be slowly developing the fight and
spirit that is needed on a winning
hockey club. Lgst night practice was
characterized by a good many crashes
and spills which testifies to the fact
that the players are willing to learn
coordination and power the hard
After the Wolverines finished prac-
tice last night the Detroit Red Wings
took the ice and put in a much need-
ed workout. The Red Wings home
rink is being used by an ice show.
Newsom Is 1-A
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Dec. 14.-(P)
-Louis Norman (Bobo) Newsom,
righthanded pitcher who has just
been traded to the Philadelphia Ath-
letics by the Washington Senators,
has been mailed his classification as
1-A by his local selective service
board here. The next call ty the
Hartsville board of registrants for
induction will be Jan. 25 and New-
som's order number is scheduled to
be included.


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for their calls home
Scenes like that above will be common on Christmas Eve and
Christmas Day in every camp and base, as Servicemen call
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