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THURSDAY, DEC, 30, 1943

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Western Conference Football Championship HighlightsMichign

's1943 Soorts Year

1943 in Retrosect.. *
Daily Sports Editor
rJHE YEAR 1943, which in its in-
fancy saw a weak Wolverine
cage quintet end its most disas-
trous Big Ten campaign In many
seasons, comes to an end tomorrow
with Michigan carrying on a full
athletic program in the face of
1944 's uncertain atmosphere. Yet,
despite its inauspicious beginning,
1943 was deinitely a banner one
for the Maize and Blue lads.

Four times Michigan teams won
Big Ten titles to add even greater
glory to many brilliant individual
performances by Wolverine ath-
letes. The recent successes of Bill
Daley and Merv :Pregidian in
1ootball were added to those of
Harry Holiday in swimming and
Bob Ufer in track.
It seemed paradoxical that Mich-
igan teams should have lost both
the first and last events of the
year-a hockey game last Jan. 1 to
Point Edward, 5-2, and -a basket-
ball tilt Dec. 18 to Western Michi-

gan. 48-38-but the victories that
were gained in betw-een made it a
typical Wolverine yar.
OUTSTANDING performance in
our opinion was the return to
power of Michigan football. Coac h
Fritz Crisler's sixth edition of the
Wolverine gridiron special won
eight of its nine games, including
all six in the Big Ten Conference.
Although the Wolverines had to
share the Conference champion-
ship with Purdue, they really
earned the title-their first in 11

Running a close second is the As an added attraction to this
end of the nine-year Minnesota football double feature was the
jinx and the return of the "Little nomination of Daley and Pregul-
man on the All-American eleven-
Brown Jug" to Ann Arbor. Michi- the 27th and 28th Michigan ath-
gan smashed the baffled Gophers, letes to be so honored. Daley, inci-
49-6, and the lads from Minnesota dentally, was the only unanimous
have been moaning about it ever choice on any of the All-American
since. The presence of line-smash- teams chosen.
ing, All-American Bill Daley in the 'RACK rates over swimming
Michigan backfield (he played since Coach Ken Doherty's
three years of varsity football for thinclads regained both the indoor
Minnesota before being transferred and outdoor Conference titles in
here in V-12) added salt to Gopher the most paradoxical fashion pos-
wounds. sible.

Indoors, the Wolverines amassed
the amazing total of 5312 points
for a new Conference record and
won five of the individual events.
Outdoors, it was a totally different
story. Yes, Michigan won, but
without taking a single first place.
This was also a Conference inno-
Ufer, referred to alternately as
"Bullet Bob" or "Hose Nose," was
the squad's individual standout.
Bob won the Conference indoor
440-yard dash and two invitational
660-yard titles in relay meets at

Cagers Prepare for Game with

Western Michigan

Team Adopts
New Plays
To Aid Attack
Michigan's basketball team was
sent through its third hard scrim-
mage of the week in preparation for
the New Year's Day game against
Western Michigan at Kalamazoo.
Today's workout found the team
experimenting with some new plays
which should add to the effective-
ness of the Wolverine attack. The
boys then tried these plays out :in a
series of scrimmages and for -the first
time in a long while the men were
working hard on their defensive as-
signments. Michigan is extremely
anxious to avenge the 48-38 defeat
inflicted at the hands of the Bron-
cos-and as Coach Bennie Ooster-
baan atly put it, "We intend to give
Western a real battle."
Team Bolstered
This week has marked the return
of Tom Paton and Bob Stevens to the
squad. In addition, Elroy .Hirsch
has shown a great deal of promise
and if he continues to improve he
may become an important cog in the
Wolverine plans. At present Hirsch
is being groomed at the center posi-
tion where his redounding talents
can be utilized to full advantage.
The New Year's Day tilt at Kala-
mazoo will mark Coach Buck Read's
400th game as Western Michigan's
basketball coach and naturally thet
best present th veteran mentor
could get would be a victory over
Western's arch rivals, the University
of Michigan.;
Has Great Record
During Read's 22-year tenure as
head basketball coach at Western1
Michigan, the Silver Fox has piled
up an enviable record. His teams
have scored 274 victories against 119
defeats for an average of .697.
In the past 22 years he has had one
undefeated season and only twice in
his 22 year regime has he had a
team that has lost more games than
it has won. Only five of the 22-
teams have failed to achieve a win-
ning season average of more -than
.600. This is certainly a remarkable
performance when it is considered
that such records tend to equalize
around the .500 mark over a long
period of years.
Six of his 22 teams have finished
their campaigns with an average of1
more than .800.
New M.exico Fears '
Su n Bowl Oppone t
ALBUQERQUE, N.M., Dec. 29.--
,P)-Coach Willis Barnes says his
New Mexico footballers "are seared
right now", but get them in the Sun.
Bowl "and they'll really fight."
He is counting heavily on that
spark--and a dry field to give his star
backs a chance against Southwest-
ern's favored Pirates from George-
town, Tex., in the New Year's Day
classic at El Paso, Tex.
"The know they are going to win,"
said Barnes as. he tapered off his
Navy trainees with an hour's bucking
a sled across a snowy gridiron, "but
they don't know how, and frankly, I
don's know either for those Texans
have plenty."
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i l Do-ds RONeceives Annual Sullivan Award

Hockey Team
Will Play All
rames at Home
The University of °-Michigan hockey
team is playing the strangest sched-
ule of its history this winter in that
the Wolverines are not booked to play?
-a single -other collegiate team.
Seven of the season's eight oppon-
ents are Canadian amateur teams
and the eighth is a sextet from Buf-
falo, N.Y. All of -the games are being
played here and in the first the Wol-
verines were defeated by London,
Ont., 4-1.
This is Michigan's 23rd year in
hockey competition and it is the first
season in that period in which the,
Wolverines and Minnesota have notf
met. Travel conditions made it nec-I
essary to rule -out this year's renewal.
In the past Illinois, Wisconsin, Mar-
quette, Michigan Tech, Yale and sev-
eral Canadian universities have ap-
peared on Wolverine hockey sched-
ules in addition to the high-geared;
athletic club teams from -several -cities
in Ontario.!
Against the competition which
must be faced this winter Wolverine
chances of improving upon last year's
losing record are not particularly
The next game will be played here
Saturday, Jan. 6, -against the Sarnia,
Ont., team, and will .be followed by
engagements here against these op-
ponents: Jan. 15, Woodstock (Ont.)
Army ;Post; ean. 22, Fingal (Ont.)
Air Force Post; Jan. 29, Buffalo; Feb.
5, Paris (Ont.); Feb. 12, St. Thomas!
(Ont.) Air Force Post; Feb. 19, Brant-
ford (Ont.).I
Trojans Worry
As Rain Fajis

JJaegg S7wotvs AmerUica

Boston Miler Polls 860
Vlotes;* Smith Is Second

NEW YORK, Dec. 29-(AP)-Gilbert
Dodds, the running parson from Bos-
ton, today was named winner of the
James E. Sullivan Memorial Trophy
-the award annually given by the
Amtateur Athletic Union to the ath-
lete who was judged to have done the
most to advance the cause of sports-
manship during the year.
In winning the trophy that has
gone to nine other trackmen since
it was first awarded to golfer Bobby
Jones in 1930, the national 1,500-
meter champion had things pretty
much his own way in the final ballot-
ing of 600 sports leaders of the na-
tion. He polled 860 votes as com-
pared with 469 for Bill Smith, the
Hawaiian swimming ace now sta-
tioned at Great Lakes Naval Train-
ing Station.
Joseph Platak of 'Chicago, who has
dominated handball competition for
many years, was third with 425 votes.
He was followed by Bill Hulse, Am-
erica's fastest miler from the New
York A.C., with 393 votes, and Ann
Curtis, outstanding woman swimmer
of 1943 from San Francisco, with 263.
Other athletes considered in the
final poll, after the field had been
narrowed to eight, were: Ken Sailors,
g basketball player from the University
to of Wyoming; Mary Winslow, Nash-
id ville, Tenn., business college basket-
at ball star. and William Watson, for-
mer Michigan athlete who won the
National Decathlon Championship in
the colors of the Detroit police 'A.A.
Dodds' selection was unique in that
he won top honors the first time his
name was submitted to the sports
leaders. Until two, years ago the,
divinity student, who races for the
Boston A.A., was virtually unknown.
He won the National Indoor Mile
--_ Title and the Outdoor 1,500-Meter
Crown in 1942 and repeated this year
be in the 1,500 meters.
was He rose to his greatest heights,
however, while bowing to Gunder

Haegg during the Swedish runner's
tour of this country last summer. Gil
met Haegg at any distance in a
series of races that raised $135,000
for the Army Air Forces Aid Society.
When Haegg set an tAmerican mile
standard of 4:05.5 at Berea, Ohio,
and Hulse finished second in 4:06,1
Dodds turned in his fastest clocking
for the distance with a 4:06.1 mark.
Presentation of the trophy prob-
ably will be made around Feb. 26,
when the National A. A. U. Indoor
Championships will be held at Madi-
son Square Garden.
Past Winners.
1930-Bobby Jones, golf.
1931-Barney Berlinger, track.
1932-Jim Bausch, track.
1933-Glenn Cunningham, track.
1934-Bill 'Bonthron, track.
1935-Lawson Little, golf.
1936-Glenn Morris, track.
1937-Don Budge, tennis.
1938-Don Lash, track.
1939-Joe Burk (CQ), rowing.
1940-Gregory Rice, track.
1941-Leslie Macmitchell, track.
1942-=Cornelius Warmerdam, track.
1943-Gilbert Dodds, track.
LSU Has Final Drill
For Orange.Bowl
MIAMI, Fla., -Dec. 29-P)-Louisi-
ana State's football team got in a
final hard workout today while its
Orange Bowl opponent, Texas A. &
M., rode toward Miami on an hours-
late train.

Swedish distance runner (right), smiles at a remark by Gre
Rice, U.S. middle distance chamnion, as Haegg arrives in New York t
start his Americen im asion. After 65 straiighi victories, Rica ran secon
to Haeg' in the AAU 5,00 tIeteu. and Iliaeg beat this country's best a
both one and two miles.
Mlichigan Cae Team Aided
Transfer of Wayne Thompso

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 29. - WP) By JEAN GASKELL
-Overhanging clouds and occasionalB
sprinkles brought gloom today to Wayne Thompson, forward on this
Southern California's:football camp, year's varsity quintet, comes by his
while its Rose Bowl opponent, the basketball prowess naturally.
University of Washington, although Indiana, where basketball is really
used to heavy going, professed a de- king of sports, happens to be Wayne's
sire for clearing weather.
"Well, Washington is 3 to 1 in the native state, and South Bend Central
betting, and a wet field should make was his high school. There his coach
them 4 to 1," opined Coach Jeff Cra- was John Warden, all time All-
vath of the Trojans. "They're used to American at Purdue. Ed Ehlers. for-
a wet ball up there in Seattle. My mer star Indiana cager, was a team-
lads don't seem to be able to hold on-
to a dry one, much less one that's mate of Thompson's.
slippery." His high school experience proved
Southern California suffered one of to be extremely worthwhile to Wayne.
its two defeats to service teams by Under Warden's tutelage, the team
loose .ball handling and won three from Central won the Northern State
others in spite'of frequent fumbles. Indiana championship, the sectional
"We ,want dry weather," declared andregional contests and was de-
Ralph (Pest) Welch, boss of the Hus- feated only in the finals for the bas-
'kies. "Our offense is built around Al ketball crown in the Hoosier state.
Akins and Sam Robinson, and we Thompson not only was a great
most assuredly can't cash in on our athlete in high school, but added to
kind of football on a wet field." his laurels a scholastic average of
Welch was perturbed because Don 97.6, and his career in college is just
Deeks, ,255-pound right tackle, and as good.
Gordon Berlin, 205 pounds of center, Before coining to Michigan to be
were suffering from colds, but he ex- in the V-12 program. Wayne attend-
pected them to be ready for the :kick-
off Saturday at 2 p.m. (5:p.m. Eastern *"__ * r_,._

ed Kalamazoo College, (not to
confused. please. with Western Mi
igan. also in Kalamazoo). HeN
nca-fi-ninecu !of .W ±±O''v quuh niitL

Captain-elect of K S14-4qie,
had been elected to the Student Sen-
ate, and was head of the K College
Book Store. Added to all these dutiesI
he was carrying a stiff pre-med
course. The M.I.A.A. team last year.
had Thompson foi'a forward. Wayne
also played on the Michigan College
All-Stars. This team beat the Globe
Trotters, professional opponents, by
14 points.
The thing Wayne likes about
Michigan is the basketball games and
practices. He misses his buddies from
K. and secretly, he is supposed to
miss his own cheer-the W-a-y-n-e,
that always comes from the stands,
and one young lady in particular.
Wayne sportsmanship on and off
the field is exemplary; he's a popular{
guy, and there are a lot of people
besides Coach Oosterbaan who are
glad he's here.
Injured Smeja Is
Bck with Stars

All pitchers and catchers inter-
ested in trying out for the 1944.
Michigan baseball team please re-
p~ort to Coach Ray Fisher after
2:30 on Monday at the Field House.
$ .40 per 15-word insertion for
one or two days. (In-
crease of 10c for each
additional 5 words.)
$1.00 per 15-word insertion for
three or more days. (In-
crease of $.25 for each
additional 5 words.)
Contract Rates on Request

Leonardi, Michigan Disuance
Runner, Injured in Accident
Word was received here yesterday Christmas vacation when the acci-
that Ernie Leonardi, Michigan dis- dent occurred.
tance runner during the past two A letter winner during ,the 1942
seasons, had been injured in an auto- and 1943 seasons, Leonardi placed in
mobile accident near Alpha Sunday each of the four Conference two-mile
night and was removed to Iron events he competed in-indoor and
h aoutdoor. In the 1942 season, he was
Mountain General Hospital where fourth indoors and third outdoors.
his condition was regarded as seri- The only sophomore to place in the
ous. Conference that year, he was clocked
According to first reports of the in 9:31 in the outdoor two-mile, his
accident the chunky distance runner best time for that event.
suffered a fractured shoulder, pos- Last season, he placed fourth in
sibly fractured hip, a bad head cut, both the indoor and outdoor races.
numerous contusions and abrasions Never a great runner in high school,
of the head and body, and possible Leonardi's best time in the mile prior
internal injuries. X-rays will deter- to his coming here was 4:42. His
mine the full extent of his condition. only coll giate appearance in the
The accident occurred when the mile was against Ohio State as a
car in which Leonardi was a passen- sophomore when he won in 4:26.
ger blew a tire on a curve, overturned
and rolled for about 400 feet. The Todd To Manage Elnira
vehicle was completely demolished.
The driver -of the car, whose name ELMIRA. N.Y., Dec. 29. -VP)- Al
was not learned, was reported in Todd, former National League catch-
serious condition also. er, today was named manager of the
Leonardi, stationed at Ann Arbor Elmira Pioneers of the Eastern League
with the Michigan ROTC unit which for the 1944 season, succeeding Ray
is awaiting call to OCS, was visiting Brubaker. Todd was a player-coach
at his home in Alpha during the for the Chicago Cubs last season.

War Time).

Wings Face Montreal
For Week-End Series

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MONTREAL, Dec. 29.-iP)-The
Detroit Red Wings, whose road re-
cord is only two victories and two ties
in 11 National Hockey League starts,
tackle the pace-setting Montreal
Canadiens tomorrow night in the
opener of a two-game week-end se-
ries. They play again Sunday at De-

I -un u cicats SAN FRANSISCO, Dec. 29.-VP)------------------- ...~
Colgate's veteran football mentor, LOST-Notebook and Spanish text
$ lAndy Kerr. who annually coaches the book at Hill Auditorium Tuesday
Eastern All Stars for the east-west night. Notes particularly valuable
charity game. said today he was play- to owner. Daytime call, Mrs. Heyn,
CHAMPAIGN. Ill. ,Dec. 29-- ( ,)_-ing his cards close to the vest and did 25685; evenings 26115.
Illinois' Gee Whiz Kids avenged an not intend to reveal what type of at- --
early season defeat by Great Lakes tacking formation would be used LOST-Lady's wrist watch, yellow
tonight. whipping the Sailors, 64 to here New Year's Day. gold, round face, black cord brace-
51. There has been speculation whe- let. Lost Saturday before Christ-
Guard Walter Kirk. who led his t~her Kerr, a confirmed double wing ..mas. Phone 6801.
team's attack with 17 points, put the exponent, and his associate, George
Illini in the lead 26-21 as the half Hauser, Minnesota, would spring theed r aCsLTAti h sn
ended. After that. Illnos was ne er T-formation against the westerners. MIMEOGRAPHING: thesis binding.
headed and in the last 10 minutes of Kerr referred all inquiries on the sub- Brumfield and Brumfield, 308 S-
the game Coach Doug Mills' boys ject "to the day of the game." State
picked up steam and won going Four hitherto ailing players prac-
away. ticed today as the East went through HIGHEST CASH PRICE paid for
Registerng 20 pints.orward two workouts. Th casualties who re- your discarded wearing apparel.
Herman Schaefer former Indiana turned to duty included Rudy Sme- Claud Brown, 512 S.- Main Street.
star, led the attack for the Sailors. ja, end from Michigan.
who downed Iinaoi ir-oently 52-4 at The Westerners, area d y esta- ALTERATIONS on ladies' garments.
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