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TUESJDAY, JAN. 4, 1944



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Wildeats Play

Here Saturday

Cagers Suffer
57-50 Defeat
In Overtime
King, Strack, Leddy
Spar in G ae; C oac
Praises Team's Work
The Michigan basketball team suf-
fered its second straight defeat at
the hands of the Broncos of Western
Michigan in a thrilling overtime con-
test last Saturday evening in West-
ern's gym by a 57-50 score.
The loss was Michigan's second
against three victories while it
marked the sixth straight triumph
for the high-flying Broncos who now
rank with DePaul as the top team in
the Mid-West. Although the Wol-
verines came out on the short end
of the score, they played their best
basketball of the season and defi-
nitely stamped themselves as a power
to be reckoned with in the coming
Western Conference race.
The game started off rather slowly
with neither team doing any scoring
for three minutes. The Broncos fin-
ally broke the ice with three field
goals to take a 6-0 lead which was
never relinquished throughout the
first half. As the half ended with
Western in possession of a command-
ing 25-17 margin, the game looked
like a repeat performance of the
Broncos' easy victory over the Mich-
igan five two weeks ago. Coach Buck
Read's charges were in complete con-
trol of the play at all times.
Wolverines Come Back
The second half saw an inspired
Wolverine quintet take the floor.
Coach Oosterbaan hit upon a com-
bination of Tom King and Dave
Strack at forwards, Elroy Hirsch at
center, and John Leddy and Don
Lund at guards which began to click
better than any other team Michigan
has shown. They whittled away at
the huge deficit and about midway
in the period forged ahead 41-40.
The rest of the half was a see-saw
affair as both teams fought for the
lead. With a few minutes remaining
the Broncos were out in front 48-46,
but King knotted the count with a
pair of free throws. Western came
through with another field goal and
once again King saved the day for
Michigan. With 14 seconds remain-
ing he dropped in an all-important
two pointer to send the game into
overtime tied 48 all.
Morton Stars
The extra three minutes saw the
Broncos score nine points, six on
three field goals by substitute for-
ward Bill Morton, while holding the
Wolverines to two foul shots. Mich-
igan missed several opportunities to
take the lead at the beginning of
the period and once behind were
Forced to guard closely, thus giving
Continuous from I P.M.

S track I 1Welgh P L

F MEETING your toughest dpipo =Cids, and came out slightly the worse
nent in your first start has any for wear. Andy Phillip scored 19
psychological advantage or disad- points in that game as Illinois won
vantage, Michigan's basketball team 47-34, and the Illini went on to go
should know about it come next Sat- through its Big Ten schedule unde-
urday night. feated, and become, in our opinion,
This weekend it starts out on its the best college team in the country.
Big Ten season by battling North- Michigan wound up eighth in
western Friday and Illinois' Whiz the Conference, even though it did f
Kids II the next evening, and right chalk-up wins over Wisconsin, Pur-
now these two quintets look like the due, Northwestern, and Chicago.
tops in the Conference. And again this season, the showingj
The Wildcats treated Great it makes against its first two oppo-
Lakes, one of the best, if not the nents will go a long way towards
best. service teams in the nation, determining how it will fare lateri
pretty roughly while trouncing the on.3
sailors, 54-36, last week, and have *
lost only one of their three tilts so BECAUSE many newspapers, saving
far this season. That loss, how~ newsprint, didn't publish on New1
ever, was a two-point decision to Year's Day, and because the people
Western Michigan while their who did see the story about it prob-
scoring ace, Otto Graham, was out ably thought it belonged in the same
of the lineup, a victim of the flu class as the pink elephants that were
epidemic. Graham will be among prancing around the room, one of the
the starters when the Wildcats ar- most surprising events of the 1943-j
jycehere, however. 44 basketball season almost went un-
Great Lakes is the only team to noticed.
hold a victory over the 17 and 18 broke
year old's from Champaign. And the The University of Chicago broke
m ck to haut its record of 45 straight cage losses
a win over the sailors and gain their by trouncing Chicago Tech, sixty-
revenge last week. They also hold something to twenty-something. It
a victory over, until then unbeaten, was the first varsity team ever put
SKentucky. Gene Foley, one of their out by -the losers, but the Maroons
key men. however, has been drafted, still have their long-squght, but
and naturally won't play. Even so, terribly elxsive, victory.
the Wolverines seem to be in for a The last Chicago win came on De-
couple of busy nights. cember 6, 1941, the day before Pearl
Lastyear Michigan opened its Big Harbor, when they whipped IllinoisI
Ten season against the original Whiz Tech, 43-29.

. ..Dave Strack, star forward of the Maize and Blue has placed the
Wolverines in each game so far and has a 15-point total game
average. He will carry most of the burdens in this week's tilts.
their opponents easy breakaway ed the scoring column in all games
shots under the basket. he has participated in and boasts a
Although the Wolverines lost. they 15-point average for the season.
displayed a brand of basketball far Close behind him was sophomore
superior to their previous perform- Tommy King with 13 markers to his
ances. Oosterbaan, althougjh disap- credit. King turned in a fine per-
pointed by the heartbreaking defeat formance especially in the pinches
complimented his team on their fine and promises to make plenty of
aggressive spirit and improved play. trouble for future opponents. Morton

Sextet Plays
Minus Abbey.
Here Saturda
Coach Eddie Lowrey's sextet will
face a Canadian team from Sarnia,
Ont. Saturday night, minus the ser-
vices of Vince Abbey, one of the key
men in forward line play.
Abbey, who plays in a wing slot,
has a furlough coming up this week,
and will go home today. He will not
be available for the next two con-,
tests which is a blow, since it breaks
up one of the front line combinations
that has been working together in
preparation for this week's game. j
Although Vince plays on what is
ostensibly the second line, Lowreya
has planned to use both lines as!
units, and the boys have worked to-
gether with this aim in view.
Upton May Play
How Lowrey will make up for this
gap in his forward wall, even he has
not determined yet, but it is probableI
that Herb Upton, freshman wing, will
be called up to take Abbey's place.
Upton has been practicing with the
squad all season, and has been held
in reserve as seventh man to replace
in either of the two forward walls.
If Upton is moved in, the two lines
may undergo changes all around, but
at present Johnny Jenswold, naval
trainee from the fast-skating Minne-
sota area and Captain Bob Derleth,
who has been shifted from his accus-
tomed defense post are expected to
start at wing. Ted Greer, sophomore
center, will hold the other line job.
The defensive duties will be carried
by Tom Messinger and Bob Hender-
son, both of whom saw continuous
action in the initial game with Lon-
don A.C., while Dick Mixer will guard
the nets.
Second Line Has Veterans
The second line will includs Gordie
Anderson and Jack Athens, both vet-
erans from last year's squad, and
Lowrey has no defense men to sub-
stitute for Messinger and Henderson,
but plans to shift Derleth back to
defense if it is necessary.
Although practice this week has
been quite ragged, last week's ses-
sin S showed a speed and coordinat-
ing which promises well for the team,
if it can be regained in time for
Saturday's game.
All pitchers and catchers in-
terested in trying out for the 1944
Michigan baseball team please re-
port to Coach Ray Fisher after
2:3o p.m. at the Field House.

Quilitet Meets
This W eekend
'oloxin 11 l.breaking d feat
by Wesrn Nihiran. the Michigan
(agers will "ek to e back on the
victory ail ek-end as they
meet two Bia Ten foes on successive
evenings in Yost Field House.
Friday nich they. will tackle the
fcrmidable Wildcats of Northwestern,
coached by veeran Dutoh Lonborg.
who has directed Northwestern bas-
ketball foi' seventeen seasons. Satur-
day evening the ''Gee Whiz Kids" of
Illinois will invade Ann Arbor. bring-
ing with them a reputation as the
dark horse in the Conference race.
Team Works hard
With such tough opposition in the
offing. Coac. Bennie Oosterbaan lost
no time i h s iariVg o work on the
team. Yesterday's drill was featured
by one of the longest scrimmages of
the yea as 'ichigans new-found
first striln combination of King and
Strack as forwards, Hisch at center
ad Lund and Leddy at the guard
tosiions v ored against a stream of
players from the rest of the squad.
During the frayv Wayne Thompson,.
Bob Wiese Dick Shrider, and King
looked particularly good as all four
hit consistently from all angles for
One has only to glance at the rec-
ords to see that the Wolverines will
have to play anexlen brand of
ball if they are t ocop bothigames.
The Wildcats have a season's record
of two wins against one loss while
running up 147 points to thieir oppo-
nents 115. The victoi'ies w e scored
over Notre Dame and Great Lakes,
two very powerful aggregations, while
the lone defeat was at the hands of
Western Michigan. In this latter
contest the Wildcats were hampered
severely by the loss of their star and
main offensive threat, Otto Graham,
All-American fooball player and stel-
lar performer on the caec squad for
two years.
Northwestern Well-Balanced
In addition to Graham, Coach
Lonborg has three other players with
previous varsity experience. Several
very promising servicemen and soph-
omores rond out the squad to form
a team capable of giving a good ac-
count of themselves against any
competition. Northweyter has fig-
ured very prominently in pre-season
guessing regarding the Western Con-
ference champs. A victory by Michi-
gan in this contest would give them
a great boost in prestige.
Michigan's hopes of victory were
jolted somewhat yestorday when it
was announced that John Leddy
would not be available for either

He was also enthusiastic over the
showings of Hirsch, Leddy and King,
remarking, "Those boys earned start-
ing positions by their work.",
Strack Again High Scorer
High point man of the evening was
again Strack with 14. Dave has head-

and Marve Blysma led Western's
scoring with eight points apiece.

Time and tI (,. fldf

King, f . ....... . . ... 4 .
Thompson, f. ....... 1 1
Strack, f. ....... . 6.. 2
Stevens, f. ..........0 1
Seymour, c. ........ 3 0
1Hirsch, c. .......... 1 1
Leddy, g........... 1 0
und ,............. 2 2
Shrider, g...........1 0



Servicemen To
Run Track Meet
A track meet only for men in
either the Army, Navy or Marines
now in training on the campus prom-
ises to highlight the early 1944 trackj

Plan for New
jCage League

The new
League will
urday when
held in the

All Campus Basketball
come into existence Sat-
the first practice will be
I-M building, and final


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Assistant track coach Chet Stack-
house in giving out early informationj
for the event said that the meet
would take pMace Saturday. Jan. 15,


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SFG FT TPPF at 4 p.m. and was for those men in
S1 0 2 0 the arm ed forces w ho w ere not on
0 1 1 2 the varsity track team. Thus the
- 1 0 6 2 contestants will come from the phys-
2 8 0 ical education classes and from the
- 1 0 2 1 Navy men who have elected to take
S3 1 7 1 track work instead of the regular
2 , 4 31 physical training classes. __
4 0 8 2, As the Army men have just left
0 0 0 1 i on furloughs and will not return until
3 0 6 3 the 10th of the month actual'plans
S1 5 7 1 are still rather hazy, but will shape
_ -- up rapidly when the Army returns to
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plans for organization will be made.
Ten teams are to be formed mis-
cellaneously from mens' residence
halls, fraternities, and various acti-
vity groups on campus. As yet the
team names have not been an-
The games will be played round ro-
bin fashion in the I-M building on
Saturday afternoons. The first one
is scheduled for a week from this
coming Saturday's practice.
All men interested in practicing
Saturday should call the I-M build-
ing sometime this week and make
reservations for a court to be used for
an hour between 1:00 and 5:00, on
Saturday afternoon.



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LOST-Lady's wrist watch, yellow
gold, round face, black cord brace-x
let. Lost Saturday before Christ- , ' t CCV
mas. Phone 6801.
LOST-Black billfold with the name By HANK MANTHO
"'Ruth" on it. Contains about $120. There was no respite for the wrest-I
Reward. Phone 21854. lers over the New Year's holidays, ase
they prepared for their first match
MISCELLANEOUS of the year.
Coach Ray Courtright put his boysr
MIMEOGRAPHING: thesis binding, through the most intensive drill that
Brumfield - and Brumfield, 308 S they have undergone since the startt
State. of the present campaign, in an effort1
to get his team into tip top shape and
ALTERATIONS on ladies' garments, at a peak when it meets the firstf
Phone 22678. Alta Graves, 402 Ob- nent of the ear, Ohio State, in
servatory Street, opposite Stock- the lair of the Buckeyes at Columbus,'
well.Jan. 8.
HIGHEST CASH PRICE paid for Te an Practices All Week
your discarded wearing apparel. The wrestling tcim prg ticed the'
Cla.ud Brown, '512 S. Main Street. whole we~ek, including New Year'sI
C d rn 2Day and Sunday, to give an indica- I
FOR SALE tion that Corky wants his squad on
__ AIEedge when they meet the Buckeyes.
BROOKFIELD Royal portable type- Also, Coach Courtright ran individ-
writer like new. Phone 24223. ul matches throughout last week to
make sure that his team would iron;I
WANTED out any of their major mistakes be-.
- -------- fore they came up against actual
YOUNG MAN for board job. Hours competition.
convenient. Work light. Call stew-I Michigan's starting lineup is not
ard at 23169. definite as yet, but Johnny Greene.
WANTED Boy for work in kitchen Jim Galles, Chip Warrick, Lowell
for luncheon and dinner for board Oberly. George Curtis, and Bob Wor-
o three meals a day. Please phone rell are some of the men almost cer-
Mrs. Rowles, 23279. tain to get the call when the final
decision is made.
WILL THE "$% ! who "borrowed" OSU Is First Obstacle
my bike at the Union last Thurs- Ohio State arises as the first ob-
day night please return it to me. s tacle in the path of the vaunted!
I used to use it to get to the Arbor- Wolverines, and they will give the
etum and it's way too far to walk. /ic-igan ians an idea of what to
Aw, please, I won't make a fuss expect from their team for the re-
about it- - honest. Call Glenn mainder of the season.
White, 7543, reward. The Maize and Blue should enter

wergo k1tijJ
r Holidays
the fray at full strength, with the
exception of letterman Bob Allen,
who hurt his knee some time ago, and
will not be able to wrestle in the first
match. Allen's injury has been re-
sponding rapidly to treatment, but
Corky feels that any strenuous activ-
ity for Bob's weakened knee might
result in a permanent injury. There-
fore, he advised him to quit the squad
for the year, which was the hardest
blow that the grapplers have suffered
this year, as Allen was one of the
two returning lettermen.
There has not been much informa-
tion on the strength of the Ohio
State grapplers, but knowing the tra-
ditional rivalry of the two schools,
fans can expect anything to happen
and it should prove to be a thrilling
spectacle; as there are many question
marks shrouding this match, which
can only be answered after the final
score has been tabulated.
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