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Track Meet Ends
Basketball Squad Has Long Drill; Civ
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By DAVE LOEWENBERG
The Maize and Blue cagers had
their last hard workout of the week
in preparation for tomorrow night's
game against the rampaging West-
ern Michigan Broncos.
Per usual, the squad was divided
into two teams, the Reds and Whites.
The Whites won the fracas 18-16
but were hard pressed in doing so.
Starting for the victors were Wayne
Thompson and Dave Strack, for-
wards; Bill Seymour, center, and
Dick Shrider and Don Lund, guards.
This unit will probably compose the
starting lineup against Western Mich-
igan.
The Whites looked better yesterday
than they have all week. The rea-
son' for this is that the Red team
showed great improvement over pre-
vious performances ad kept right
on the heels of the first stringers
throughout the scrimmage.
Thompson Starts To Click
Wayne Thompson topped the White
scorers with eight points. "Tommy"
was hitting nicely on a one-handed
shot from the free throw circle. He
undoubtedly has one of the finest
one-handed shots seen here at Mich-
igan in a long time and Saturday
night would be an ideal time for
"Tommy" to begin hitting his stride.
So far this season, Thompsonuhas
not been playing up to his usual
standard, but now that he's acclim-
ated himself to the Wolverine style
of attack, a quick return to form
should be noted in Wayne Thompson.
Strack Consistent
Closely following Thompson in
points scored was Dave Strack with
six points. Strack played his usual
consistert game and with the 1943-44
basketb;l season just getting under-
way, an outstanding season should
be -enjoyed by Strack, if he continues
to display the same brand of basket-
ball he's been showing so far.
Representing the Reds, were Bruce
lilkene and Bob Wiese at forwards,

Rex Wells, center, and John Leddy
and Elroy Hirsch at the guards.
High point man for the Reds was
Rex Wells who accountedfor one-
half of his team's 16 points. Wells'
specialty is a one-handed overhead
pivot shot which he throws from the
free throw circle. This shot is almost
impossible to stop, and if Wells con-
tinues to hit with it, the opposition
will really have something to worry
about.
Service Stars
Clash in Final
Intramural Tilt

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To highlight the intramural pro-
grams of the Army and Navy, an All
Star Army team meets an All Star.
Navy team at 7:45 tonight at Yost
Field house.
Both the Army and the Navy have
chosen their squad members from the
teams which play every Friday night
in the intramural tournaments.
The Navy team which is a combin-
ation of all the teams entered in the
regular intramural games, has been
working out this past week under the
careful eye of Chief Specialist (A)
George A. Nash who is the coach of
the squad. His probable starting line-
up will be Willoughby and Halub at
Sforwards, Shortgatcenter, and Dean
and Hansen at guards.The complete
line-up of Navy players includes for-
wards Mansour, and Van Aken, Ros-
enbach and Fate, centers, and guards
Clauss, mpskie, and Taylor.
After winning the Army's elimina-
tion tournament team one of Com.-
pany E won the right to form the nu-
cleus of the All Star team. Company
E's team Is supplemented by players
from other teams in the league. The
starting line-up for the All Star Army
team is Davis and Oliver at forwards,
Parker and Sartorio at the guard po-
sitions, and Linde playing the cen-
ter position. Sergeant Parker, who
manages and coaches Company B's
team, is the coach for the All Star
squad too.
The referees for the game are Mas-
ter Sergeant< Robert Clancy of Sta-
tion Compliment and 'Chief Special-
ist (A) George A.' McAfee.
Both the Army and Navy bands will
be on hand to provide entertainment
for the event. The general public is
invited and any Army man who wish-
es to attend the game can get special
permission by contacting his com-
pany commander.

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By BO BOWMAN
The civilians got off to an early
lead in the intra-squad track meet
yesterday afternoon with victories in
both the quarter and half-mile
events.
Bob Ufer won the quarter-mile,
closely followed by Bill Matney. Both
of these boys are civilians. Jim Pierce
and Mel Detwhiler took third and
fourth place respectively for the Na-
vy. Ufer's winning time was 50.8 se-
conds, excellent for so early in the
season.
The half-mile finished in a dead
heat between the Hume twins, Bob
and Ross, and John Roxborough. Dick
Barnard took fourth place for the
Navy. The time was 2:01.5, somewhat
higher than Coach Ken Doherty had
expected.
Hurdles Held Yesterday
Preliminaries and semi-finals in
the high hurdles were also held yes-
terday. Elmer Swanson, Vic Znorski,
and Bob Caspari qualified for the
Marines, Sheldon Kavieff and Rob-
erts for the Navy and Bud Low for
the civilians. The best time turned in
during the course of the afternoon
was by Kavieff, 8.9 seconds.
At the completion of two events
the civilians now have garnered 18
points to four for the Navy and zero
for the Marines.
Meet Not Over
The meet is not over by any means
as the civilians were expected to get
off to an early lead with victories in
the middle distance events. The ser-
vice teams are expected to pick up the
greater share of points in the hurdle
races, and the 60-yard dash. It is
highly possible that the meet may not
be decided until the running of the
mile relay, the last event.
Today's events get under way at
4:30 p.m. with the running broad
jump finals, followed by the running
high jump, pole vault, and shot put
at 8 p.m., the two mile at 8, the semi-
finals in the 60-yard dash at 8:15,
the finals of the 65-yard high hurdles
at 8:25, the 60-yard dash finals at
8:40, the mile at 8:50, the 65-yard
low hurdles at 9, and the mile relay
at 9:10.

TAKING IT EASY
By ED ZALENSKI
Daily Sports Editor
BALLOTING in the annual Asso- ahead of the New York Yankees. No
ciated Press poll dealing with doubt, you don't agree.
competitive sports developments dur- FOURTH-What was the out-
ing 1943 is over. While AP Sports standing comeback of the year,
Editor Orlo Robertson tabulates the amateur or professional? This was
answers from thousands of editors a puzzler until we remembered the
throughout the country, we will give uphill battle against pneumonia
you an in on the eight questions ask- fought by Patty Berg, freckle-faced
ed and our answers to these ques- golf star, who came back to grab
tions. her share of the national spotlight.
Close behind was the campaign of
FIRST-Who was the outstand- Henry Armstrong, once holder of
i rg male athlete of the year, ama- three world's boxing titles at one
teur or professional? (In every case time, who made $140,000 in his
the editor was asked to name three comeback. Helen Hicks Newall's
in the order of preference.) return to the links was our next
The answer could be easy if you choice. Which don't you like?
are the type of person who isn't
biased in favor of one or two sports. FIFTH -What was the biggest
Since a sports editor is supposed to sports surprise of the year, team oi
know something in all fields, he individual? College of the Pacific's
should be unbiased. So, we picked terrific football team under 81-year-
Bill Smith, Gundar Haegg and An- old Alonzo Stagg got our top vote.
gelo Bertelli in that order. Smith Bill Daley's terrific playing for Mich-
was Ohio State's sensational and rec- igan (a school which he "hated" for
ord-breaking swimmer in the speed the past three years on the gridiror
events; Haegg was the Swedish dis- when playing for Minnesota) ratec
tance runner who smashed nearly second. And, of course, Dick Wak-
half a dozen AAU records in this field's great work with the Tiger:
country; and Bertelli (as if you did can't be forgotten.
not know by this time) is Notre SIXTH-Who or what was the
Dame's quarterback who won the biggest disappointment of the year,
Heisman Trophy and was picked on team or individual? This was a
Collier's All-American team. real sticker. After much delibera-
SECOND-Who was the leading tion we awarded the dubious dis-
woman athlete? Well, we have tinction of first place to Southern
been out of close touch with the California which will play Wash-
sports page during the past six ington in the Rose Bowl after cm-
months because of that summer piling one of its worst records in
"vacation" spent at Fort Knox, Ky. years. Leslie Macmitchell, the nu-
However, Gloria Callen, the comely er who was supposed to do such
and shapely backstroker; Pauline great things and then faded into
Betz, tennis titlist; and Helen mediocrity, is runner-up with Ted
Hicks Newall, golf champion, seem Husing (a bit unusual, eh, what!)
to fill the quota adequately, Girls, whos en a tremendous nosetdive. has tak-
have you any objections?
SEVENTH-What were the oddes
THIRD-What was the outstand- happenings in sports during the sea
ing team, amateur or professional? son?. Bill Daley played three year
Without hesitation we picked the Ill- of football at Minnesota and neve
inois "Whiz Kids" as number one. made All-American, but only part c
Notre Dame's eleven, classed as the a season at Michigan was enough t
greatest in Irish football history by land him a backfield birth on ever
Coach Frank Leahy, rates second mythical eleven chosen. Then, them

Athletic director Fritz Crisler has
suggested that the National Colleg-
iate Athletic Association Rules Com-
mittee, of which he is a member, con-
duct a mail ballot on changing the
out-of-bounds kickoff and several
other rules in college football.
Crisler, head football coach here at
Michigan, advocates placing the ball
on the 50-yard line after an out-of-
bounds kick-off rather than on the

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the present rules. Several other rules
need clarification according to is-
ler, including the regulations con-
cerning illegal timeouts.
The meetings of the rules commit-
tee have been adjourned for the du-
ration and thus there is no way of
changing the present rules unless a
mail ballot is taken. as Crisler sug-
gests.

Football Rules May Be Changed

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