SATURDAY, DEC. 18, 1943
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Bronco Five Provides Major Test for Wolverines
aize and Blue Is Underdog
T Strong Central Quintet
Ann Arbor Boy Chosen
'LONG JAWN' RETURNS:
Roxborough Bolsters Thinclads
By BILL MULLENDORE
Michigan basketball enthusiasts
will tonight have an opportunity to
discover i,,m how the 1943 edition of
the Wolverine cage squad stacks up
against fst class competition when
the powerful Western State quintet
invades Yost Field House.
MT an, ictorious over Central
Michigan, Romulus Air Base, and
Fort Custer in their first three starts,
will nevertheless enter the game as
a decided uendog. The Broncos of
Western Michigan have suffered one
defeat in their opening game of the
season againt Bunker Hill but have
since rolled up a string of four suc-
cessive victories including wins over
formidable teams from Notre Dame
and Northwestern. ,
Western Favored To Win
These last two victories have defi-
nitely established the Broncos s
one of the top cage teams in the
Midwest. The Irish were handed a
46-42 dceet by Coach Buck Read's
surprising squad. while the Wildcats
of Northwestern. one of the favoiites
in the Big Ten race this year, were
upset in a Frank Merriwell finish to
the tune of 47-45. Western's other
wins were lop-sided affairs over Cen-
tral Michigan and Fort Custer.
On the face of the records at least,
the Broncos should continue their
winning steak at the expense of the
Wolverines. Comparative scores give
them a very decided edge. Michigan,
however,. is not paying any attention
to the Wesern Michigan publicity
notices an T is determined to score.
an upse All through the practice
sessions thi week a new spirit has
pervaedl the Wolverine camp.. The
scrimmages have been hard fought
and hot1l contested with much close
guarding and vastly improved ball
handling and offensive play. Michi-
gan will be- "up" for the game, and
will certainly'give a good account of
themselves. Comparative scores can
be disregarded entirely.
Contest Is Important
The contest has several interesting
angles besides the test it will give to
the Maize and Blue cagers. The win-
ner will take a long stride toward
the mythical state championship, an
honor much coveted by the smaller
state institutions such as Western
Michigan. The Broncos also have an
old score to settle which dates back
to the football season, during which
they suffered an overwhelming de-
feat from Michigan's Westerny Con-
ference co-champs. There is nothing
Coach Read and his boys would like
better than to avenge the 57-6 shel-
lacking, so it is a good bet that there
will be no letdown after their recent
A Michigan victory would defi-
nitely establish them as a power to
be reckoned with in the coming Big
Ten campaign. There has been much
speculation on the Wolverines' chan-
ces in the Conference and tonight's
game will give a definite line on that
question. Both teams have a lot at
stake and may be expected to fight
to the last ditch to preserve their
Lineups the Same
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan will
probably string along with the same
lineup he has used in the previous
contests. This quintet includes Dave
Strack (No. 4) and Wayne Thomp-
son (7) at the forward positions,
either Bill Oren (26) or Bill Seymour
(22) at center, and Don Lund (18)
and Dick Shrider (6) at guards. Oren
will probably get the first call at the
pivot position, but Seymour will un--
doubtedly see action. Tom Paton
may also see service at center.
Thompson has been named acting
captain for the game.
Western's starting five will prob-
ably include Dick Bowman (30) and
Rolla Anderson (33) as forwards,
Glen Rodney 10) at center; and
Joh n Behrens (22) and Marve Byls-
ma (35) at the guard positions. Since
the Broncos use a racehorse offense
which necessitates frequent substi-
tutions if it is to operate effectively,
Coach Read keeps about twelve play-
ers shuttling on and off the floor.
These men have all proved very
effective, especially a forward named
Loranger, who has led the scoring
on two occasions.
The opening tipoff is slated for
7:30 p.m. in Yost Field House. Stu-
dents will be admitted upon presen-
tation of their ident cards. Tickets
may be purchased at the field house.
ntra-S qad Track Meet Finds
CiVilia Thinclads Victorious
By BILL MATNEY
Last year at the Western Confer-
ence Indoor Championships, a group
of half milers tensed, and broke with
the sound of the gun. A long-legged,
s xY mechanical running Michigan thin-
clad was the first to regh the pole
and he kept it all the way. He fought
off the best the Big Ten had to of-
fer and crossed the finish line a win-
ner, to the surprise of the coaches,
spectators, and competing men. That
man was John Roxborough. I, who
returns this year as one of Michigan's
most outstanding runners.
Roxborough, a senior pre-legal stu-
dent, started his career on the cinders
at Cass Tech High in Detroit, where
he was a good but not exceptional
runner. There he developed the
stride which has carried him through
many brilliant races throughout the
nation. Roxy ran the mile in high
school, and it was not until he came
to Michigan that he began to lope
into the half. Endowed with the nec-
Floyd Greene Ann Arbors essary speed and endurance of a good
High's outstandingtackle, was middle distance runner, he did not
placed on the All-State Michigan i take long in showing signs of achiev-
football team. This year the Ann ing superiority in his event.
Arbor High eleven was not only Established Record
untied and unbeaten, but also won While a freshman, Roxborough es-
the Five-A League championship. tablished a new 660 record in 1:24.5,
and also a 3:13.6 record for six laps.
*KnBHe continued his successful rise in his
T Kinsophomore year by earning his letter
as a member of the two mile relay,
team. He competed in the Drake
Relays that year, along with the oth-
F * er members of the quartet.
Nve v"Long Jawn" hit the peak of his
performance graph as a junior. His
One of the hardest working mem- leg on the two mile relay team was
bers of the Wolverine cage squad is always a good one, and frequently it
forward Tom King who is making a was the lead which he usually es-
determined bid for a berth on the---
Tommy, who is a sophomore in the r1'yfAV X1P ars
Marine training program on the
campus, brings to Ann Arbor a fine Bc t Nav yXT Five
high school and college record, not
only in basketball but in other sports
as well. During four years at East Paced all the way by a fighting Na-
Lansing (Mich.) High School he re- vy team. the Army All-Star Squad
ceived a total of eight varsity letters won a close one from the sailors by a
including four in basketball, three score of 25-23
in baseball, and one in football. In c o5
his freshman year at Michigan State The Army took the lead in scoring
Tom was a regular on the frosh from the opening gun but never once
basketball and baseball teams. were the sailors more than two bas-
Lea~~s ager inLansng reakets behind. The Army led 13 to nine
Lea sg ers "i "ani"g rwith five m inutes to play in the first
King's brilliant athletic record at half when the Navy scored four
East Lansing speaks for itself. A points to drive ahead. Parker then
first stringer on the cage squad as a sunk a free throw and tied up the
freshman, he led the half time score at 14 all.
Lansing area in total points for three
successive seasons while amassing a Starting the second half the Army
four year average of sixteen points team leaned back and took an early
per game. On three different occa- lead but the Navy boys not to be out-
sions he split the meshes for twenty- -
nine points in a single contest and Track Meet Over.
once amazed the spectators by sink-
ing fourteen free throws in as many 440-Yard Dash-Ufer, Civilian;
attempts. Matney, Civilian; Pierce, Navy; Det-
This calibre of play brought him whiler, Navy. Time 50:8.
state-wide recognition as he was 880-Yard Run-B. Hume, R. Hume,
twice selected as a second string all- Roxborough, Civilians all tie for first;
stater. Since East Lansing is a rath- Barnard, Navy. Time 2:015.
er small school, this was a remark- 2 Mile-Thompson, Marine; Shute,
able feat. Civilian; Birdsley, Civilian; Frieden-
Good Baseball Player berg, Navy. Time 10:31.4.
In other sports Tom did almost as 60-Yard Dash-Nussbaumer, Ma-
well. For three years he held down rine; Witherspoon, Civilian; Blan-
first base on the baseball team com- chard, Marine; Nichols, Marine. Time
piling a commendable batting aver- 6 6.
age and fielding brilliantly. In the,.
summer he was a member of an NYA High Hurdles-Swanson, Marine;
outfit which won thirty-nine straight Kavieff, Navy; Caspari, Marine; Low,
games and copped a state champion- Civilian. Time 8.6.
ship. His play drew the attention of1 High Jump-Gardner, Marine;
the St. Louis Cardinal organization, Dale, Navy; Jaeger, Navy and Gib-
but King was not interested. son, Civilian tie for third. Height
Tom did not go out for football 5'11",
until his senior owing to his small 1 Mile-R. Hume and B. Hume, Ci-
stature. He stands only 5'10" and vilians, tie for first; Barnard, Navy;
tips the scales at around 155. His Roxborough, Civilian. Time 4:31.9.
grid career got off to a fast start Low Hurdles-Swanson, Marine;
when he caught a pass on the first Nussbaumer, Marine, Martin, Ma-
play of his first game for a touch- Iine; Znorski, Marine. Time 7.8.M
down. His all around ability won himn
a berth at end on the second string Pole Vault-Segula, Civilian; Lew-
all-state squad in 1941. is. Navy and Kelley, Navy tie for se-
Has Not Hit Stride Yet cond; Jaeger. Navy. Height 12'4.
King has seen quite a little action Broad Jump-Nichols. Marine;
in Michigan's first few games and Tammi, Marine; Dale, Navy; Gordon,
Iwill undoubtedly see a great deal Civilian. Distance 21'6".
more. He has not hit his real stride Shot Put-Kraeger, Navy; Gard-
as yet, but he is a fast. accurate ner, Navy; Collia, Civilian; Grandy,
shooting and passing forward with a Navy. Distance 43'4".
lot of basketball sense. What he Mile Relay-Won by Civilian team
lacks in height is made up in speed. of Sternisha, Glas, Matney, and Ufer.
cleverness, and aggressiveness. This Time 3:32.6.
combination should produce an out- - -
standing record before the season is
Tom is a good student in addition War Bonds S T A
to being a fine athlete. He does not Issued Here! aNr A-BORs-NrW
plan to enter any kind of professional
sports after the war, but does hope Last Tim
to study law some day. Right now
his chief ambition centers around "ADVENTURES OF
the Marine Paratroops which he A ROOK I E"
hopes to enter after completing his
work here. ___ Com inq
tablished in his leadoff position which
spelled victory for the Maize and
Blue team. This was true because
two of the other members usually
competed in special events-Bob Ufer
in the 600, and Dave Matthews in the
1,000. The two remaining runners,
Ross Hume and Roxborough, would
establish the lead so as to lighten the
done tied up the score once again at
With eight minutes to play. the Ar-
my was leading 21-19 when guard
Dick Deen who led the Navy's scoring
all evening put in a long one and tied
the score. This tie continued until
the last minute and a half of play.
Halub, the Navy's stellar guard, broke
loose and sunk one for the Navy,
making the scoreboard read Navy 23,
Army 21. At this point the Army
came back with Oliver and Davis
each scoring baskets.
job ahead of Ufer and Matthews.
'This smoothly functioning quartet
later smashed the world indoor two
mile relay record.
The long striding Roxborough cli-
maxed his third year of track by
snatching the half mile title away
from such men as Bob Kelly of Illi-
nois, Ralph Pohland of Minnesota,
and Dave Matthews of Michigan.
An Aggressive Runner
Another requisite of a good runner
is temperament and high competitive
spirit. At first it appeared that the
soft-spoken half-miler did not have
enough of this fight, but he proved
beyond a doubt that he is a good
competitor and an aggressive runner
by his performance of last year.
' Roxborough's running form is me-
chanically perfect. His gaping stride
covers more territory than Britain's
Eighth Army, and his speed is very
well camouflaged by the ease with
which he run. Several individuals
have described his form as "poetry in
Also a Good Student
John has not only won recognition
on the cinders, but also as a student.
Maintaining better than a "B" aver-
age, he has been elected president of
his residence house, initiated into
several honorary fraternities on the
campus, and holds down the presi-
dency of his chosen fraternity. He
is 21 years old and is deferred until
graduation in February
There is no wonder that Coach
Ken Doherty is leaning heavily upon
the potential performances of this
Michigan star. Roxborough will see
action for the first time this season
in the inter-squad track meet, the
finals of which are scheduled for to-
PS . Jan. 8
Michigan hockey fans will have to
wait until Saturday, Jan. 8, 1944, be-
fore they can 'see their favorites in
action for the second time.
Coach Eddie Lowrey said yesterday
that games have been arranged with
four 'Canadian clubs all from On-
tario. A game with Sarnia has been
scheduled for Jan. 8, while games
with teams from Paris, Woodstock,
and Fingal have been set for later
Lowrey also has plans under way
for games with teams from Toledo,
0. and Buffalo, N.Y. The Wolverines
will probably play a home and home
series with Minnesota.
This let-up in the schedule could
not come at a better time for three
reasons. First, Captain Bob Der-
leth's injured knee should be mended
and it is quite possible he will be
back on the ice by Jan. 9. Second, as
the team Will not work out during
the Christmas holidays, this long
period between games provides more
than a week to reach top form for
their second game. And last but not
least, Lowrey will have sufficient
time to see the playing qualities of
each player and make up his for-
ward lines and defense accordingly.
Lowrey is having hais squad prac-
tice right up to the holiday period
but he has slowed the pace of the
workouts down so as not to put an
edge on the team when there is no
need for it.
Mat Team in
Good Sha pe
By HANK MANTHO
Coach Ray Courtright will get an-
other look at his grapplers in action
This afternoon the second intra-
squad meet of the season will be held
at Ferry Field Gym. The wrestling
team has been working out all this
week but are still handicapped, as
many of the members on the squad
are still incapacitated by recent ill-
nesses. However, the squad as a whole
shapes up pretty well, and the match-
es should be as fairly well distributed
this week as they were last week.
The team profited by the mistakes
that they made in the intra-squad
matches last week, and Corky be-
lives that the same will happen today.
Therefore. these matches are being
held for the sole purpose of showing
the boys the mistakes wvhich they
make while in actual combat. If
many of these mistakes can be cor-
rected before any of the regular sea-
son matches, it will be quite a help
to the team.
Reynolds Wins Decision
Coach Courtright again plans to
divide the team into two sections-
the Yellows and the Blues. Some of
the members'. of the team will not be
able to -get there today anid they will
have to wrestle at some future date.
.Syd Reynolds has put the Yellows
in the lead as he took an 8-4 decision
from Bill Wenzlau yesterday,
Some of the outstanding matches
today will find Johnny Green oppos-
ing Lou Wheeler in the heavyweight
division: George Curtis vs. George
McIntyre; Bob Reichert vs. Mort
Klen; Lowell Oberly vs. Alan Hol-
combe, and Bob Worrell vs. Jim
Galles in the 175 pound division.
Carlson Is Ill
Phil Carlson, one of the most out-
standing newcomers to the wrestling
team, has been ill all of this week
and will not be able to participate
in the intra-squad matches today.
The Wolverine wrestling squad was
further weakened when Tak Tsuchi-
ya, 137 pound champion of the Pac-
ific Coast was injured several, weeks
Y~m m ea m ma
By O BOWMAN
PIacing in 11 of the 12 events, the
civilian trank team raced to victory
in tFe annual intra-squad meet.
Lcd by 1le Hume twins, Bob and
Ross, who took first place in both the
half and one mile races, the civilians
amassed a total of 50Y points to 39
for the Marines, their nearest rival.
The Navy brought up the rear with
The civilians took the meet lead at
the outset and never relinquished, it.
They were forced to fight hard for
their points most of the way, how-
ever, as the Marines took most of
the places in the hurdle and sprint
races while the Navy contented itself
with picking up place points all
along the bime.
Elmer Swanson showed that he is
in fiue form and will be tough to beat
LOST and FOUND
LOST A lady's Benrus watch in rose
gold. 1ewa'd. Call Eunice Fraser,
this season as he won both the high
and low hurdle events for the Ma-
rines. Bob Nussbaumer gave Swan-
son a fight down to the final tape
before conceding defeat in the low
Mile Relay Outstanding
The outstanding event of the eve-
ning was the mile relay. The service
team grabbed the lead at the outset
and .it seemed very doubtful for a
while as to whether or not it would
even be a race at all. After the first
half-mile the service team had a 15
yard lead and seemed almost sure of
victory, but then Bill Matney of the
civilians turned on the steam and
caught serviceman Jim Pierce at the
last turn, and the race became all
civilian as Bob Ufer just breezed
around to victory, 10 yards in front
of Mel Detwiler, who ran the anchor
position for the service team.
The 60-yard dash, always a good
race to watch, was almost a photo
finish, but Bob Nussbaumer of the
Marines, was given the verdict over
Julian Witherspoon of the civilians.
The lone Navy first place came in
the shotput as big George Kraeger
came through with a heave of 43'4"
Thompson Wins Two Mile Race
Bob Thompson of the Marines won
the two mile race. His time of 10:31.4
is rather slow for the event. The
time probably would have been lower
if Thompson had been given serious
competition in the last two or three
On the whole the meet winners
did not turn in good records. A con-
tributing factor to this might be that,
one field house boiler is still out of
order and it is almost impossible to
get warmed up thoroughly before an
The track team as a group showed
the possibilities of -becoming another
great one for Coach Ken Doherty.
Balance again will be Michigan's
strength, as, outside of Ufer, the
Hume twins, Roxborough and Swan=
son. the men have yet to prove them-
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Practices in Chicago
CHICAGO, Dec. 17.-()-The All-
East team which will play an All-
West squad in the Annual Shrine
Hospital Football Game in San Fran-
cisco Jan. 1 began assembling here
Coaches Andy Kerr of Colgate and
Dr. George Hauser of Minnesota plan
to put the squad through a light
drill at Northwestern's Dyche 'Sta-
dium tomorrow afternoon and then
head for San Francisco that night.
Midwesterners who will play with
the East team are Bill Baughman,
Iowa Center; Alex Kapter, North-
western, and Dick Barwegen, Purdue,
guards; Bill Aldworth, Minnesota,
and Bob Plevko, Purdue, tackesr
Pete Pihos, Indiana, and Rudy Sine-
ja, Michigan, and Cecil Souders, Ohio
State, ends; andi Red Williams, Min-
nesota, Boris Dimancheff, Purdue,
backs; John Tavener, Indiana, will be
carried as a center and a tackle.
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