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AAU Swimming Meet Has Largest Entry List in Its 11



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LOWdown on Sports
. by BUD LOW
Associate Sports Editor

Graham To Lead Northwestern
In Conference Opener Here Friday
By BILL MULLENDORE 145 score The Wildcats laved this I slight favorite it looks as if the jinx


W olverine Sui
To Dominate



Compulsory vs. Voluntary Physical Education ...
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR George F. Veenker announced yesterday a new.
voluntary athletic program for Iowa State, a move which to us is1
extremely significant at this time. Since the war, the tendency of the
iajority of institutions of higher learning, especially those who have mil-
itary personnel attending, has been towards elaborate physical education
programs for all and sundry.
Director Veenker's idea would be a# good one, the best in our
opinion, if it would work. We won't go out on the limb and predict
that it won't materialize because personally we think that the attitude
of America's youth should be voluntary participation in sports, but
past experience has shown that only a small minority of men will of
their own accord participate in athletics either as a conditioner, or for
their own enjoyment.
Here at Michigan, for instance, where P.E.M. is required of all male
students physically capable, there are scores of men who do everything
imaginable to get excused from physical education. It was that way before
the war, it is that way now, and it probably will continue to be that way
after the war. In our opinion it ruins the proper spirit that one should
have to compete in athletics by making physical education compulsory.
But what can you do when healthy, red-blooded young men refuse to prop-
erly condition themselves of their own volition? Physical education direct-
#r$ are in the same position as the father who said while spanking his son,
"Tlis is going to hurt me more than it is you."

The Northwestern basketball squad
which Coach Dutch Lonberg will
bring to Ann Arbor to meet the Mich- I
igan Wolverines Saturday night ap-
pears to be one of the strongest in

Leading Performer

At several of the smaller men's
aeleges in the East every student
*ees out for at least one varsity
sport each year, and at Hamilton
College it is the aim of the school
te have every man earn at least
*ne varsity letter before gradua-
tion. This, of course, would be im-
possible at a college or university
tsat had a male enrollment of over
a thousand, and even that might
be too much since Hamilton's stu-
,body never exceeds 400.
ttethink Fritz Crisler and his
associates have hit upon the ideal
lutIon for a school as large as
Wchigan. Men, both civilians and
4herwise, taking P.EM. for the
first time go through a rigid-pro-
gram involving calisthenics, ob-

stacle courses, and other toughen-
ing activities prior to making their
own selection of the sport in which
they desire to participate.
One thing that Veenker said can
not be disputed, "to build that com-
bative spirit you can't beat a good
game where you have teammates,
loyalty, a goal to fight for and the
spirit to win." And it is along these
lines that the physical fitness pro-
gram at Michigan stands out the
greatest. A schedule of athletic
events has been set up for both the
Army and Navy. At present there
is a series of basketball games
which will eventually determine
the champion in each branch. Sev-
eral weeks ago there was an all-
star cage tilt which found the Army
downing the Navy 25-23.

game minus the services of their scor- n
ing ace, Otto Graham, or it might
have been a different story.f
Coach Lonberg is an advocate of a a
slow-breaking, short-passing offense a
based on a series of definite set plays.
His teams rarely use a fast break, but
seek to work the ball slowly and con-
trol it as much as possible. Their of-
fense should prove to be a sharp con-
trast to anything previously seen on
the Yost Field House floor this sea-
Graham Is Key Man
Key man in Lonberg's plan is the
versatile Graham, who was selected
on several All-American football ele-
vens this fall at a halfback position..
For the past two seasons Graham has
been runner-up for Conference bas-
ketball scoring honors and is in a
good spot to combine another fine re-
cord during the current campaign.
In his first appearance against Notre
Dame Graham amassed 16 points,
and also gained eight against the
Sailors of Great Lakes. Michigan fans
will undoubtedly remember Otto's
performance in the season's finale
against the Wolverines last year, in
which he racked up 19 of his team's
41 points.
Graham Plays Two Spots
Graham. plays at a forward posi-
tion nominally, but occupies the pivot
spot on offense. Teaming with him
at forward will probably be 6 ft. 2 in.
Ronnie Schumacher. The center po-
sition has been occupied by towering
George Felt who is the team's tallest
player at 6 ft. 4 in. Bernie Schadler,
sophomore -from Benton Harbor,
Mich., is one of the nation's highest
scoring guards to date and is certain
to get a starting call. Another sopho-
more, John Ward, will probably hold
down. the other guard berth.
Besides these men Lonberg, has
many capable reserves who will see
plenty of action. These include Nick
Vodick, guard, Duane Sickels, guard,
James Schmidt, forward and Everett
Nelson, center.
Game Is Big Ten Opener
The game Friday night will be the
Big Ten opener for both teams. Mich-
igan, in addition to tackling one of
the stronger Conference members,
will be battling a jinx by which they
have dropped the Conference opener
in the past four years. Since the
Wildcats will undoubtedly rank as a

may extend through another season.
Yesterday in preparation for this
ormidable foe Coa ch. Oecrbaan
again drove the squad through
another lengthy scrimmage. There

Grianit ,'enter

The largest field of entries b
meet's history, totalling 120 fr
colleges, high schools and at
clubs of Michigan, will compet
urday night in the annual
A.A.U. swimming and divingc
pionships at the varsity pooli
Sports Building.
Coach Matt Mann of Michiga
entered a full team and it isa
pated that the Wolverines will
inate most of the title compe
Western Michigan College of
mazoo also has entered a full
as have the Kronk Athletic Clu
the Boys Club of Detroit. Nu
state high schools also hav
mitted entries.
Western's Broncos are coact
one of Mann's former pupils,
Petty Officer Tom Haynie,
Big Ten and National Collegi
and 440-yard freestyle cha
The conference records he
lished in these two events sto
five years until last season.1
is stationed at Western in th
program and has organized tI
swimming team in the schoo
One of the outstanding ev
the meet, scheduled for 8:1
Saturday, will be the 50-yar
style in which Michigan's four
stars will be matched. As thi
compete in different heats
preliminaries it is likely thato
will battle it out in the finals.
Topping the list is MertonC
defending Big Ten champion
distance who also was second

Title Competition
n the event in the 1943 National Colle-
om 14 giates. lb princial competition will
hletic be from tem Ae A e Cry. Chuck
,e Sat-e iulakus. The four
state will swim together later in the meet
as Michigmns ent ry in the 200-yard
chamn- rclaG.
in the
an hasSRevised
antici- Coach Malt Mann of Michigan's
dom- swimming team yesterday announced
etition. that two meets with Great Lakes
Kala- have been added to the Wolverine
1 team schedule. The schedule now reads:
ub and Northwestern at Evanston. Jan. 14;
merous Great Lakes at Great Lakes. Jan. 15;
e sub- Great Lakes here, Jan. 22; Purdue
here. Jut. 29: Northwestern here,
hed by Feb. 22. A meet here with Ohio State
Chief also will be arranged. The Big Ten
former championships will be held Feb. 19
ate 220 at Evanston and the National A.A.U.
tampion. meet is scheduled for Ann Arbor
estab- March 31 and April 1.
od for
Haynie .
e- V-12 MiesK " tn, deserve
he first
l's his- Wries ei l.iu
ents of Troubles seem to be going Coach
5 p.m. Ray Courtright's way as the eve of
d free- the first wrestling match with Ohio
sprint State this Saturday draws near. Dick
icy will Kuhen, reserve wrestler, was injured
in the last night while at practice. He was
all four taken to University Hospital, but
there will be no report forthcoming
Church, on his condition until morning, when
at the the doctors will have had time to
in the diagnose his case.

HIS WEEK four Navy teams will compete in the Michigan AAU swim-
ming.meet in a special 200-yard freestyle relay. Later on it is hoped
that there can be a regular meet arranged between the soldiers and sailors.
The following week, Jan. 15, Coach Chet Stackhouse is conducting
in inter-service track meet which promises to show just how much
P.E.M can do to improve one's ability on the cinders. All Army and
Navy personnel are eligible to compete except those Navy men who are
now on the varsity track squad.
The attitude that the Michigan coaches have assumed agrees in part
with that of Director Veenker-that new men coming here must be tough-
ened in a hurry, but there the agreement stops. The staff here realizes
the value' of simultaneously conducting cpnditioning and competitive ac-

the Mid-West this winter and has
been mentioned frequently as a fa-
vorite to cop the Big Ten title. ..
To date the Wildcats have played
three ball games, winning two and
dropping the other. The victories
were scored over Notre Dame, 48-32,
and Great Lakes, 54-36. Both of these
wins were convincing triumphs over
teams that rated very favorably in
pre-season speculation.
Wildcats Lose One
The Irish are always strong while
the Bluejackets are considered to
have the best service team in the
country. Northwestern's only defeat
came at the hands of the giant-kill-
ing Western Michigan five by a 47-r

were no especially outstanding stars,
but the team as a whole seemed to
be in top shape and in good spirits.
The play was hard and fast, and the
shooting, although somewhat spotty,
was good as a whole. The workout
gave every indication that the Wol-
verines will be in top shape for the
big game.
The greatest excitement of the eve-
ning was furnished by a foot race
around the Field House track between
Elroy Hirsch and Tommy King, both
extremely fast men. The race ended
in a virtual dead heat and served to
bring out the fact that the Wolver-
ine cage squad has plenty of speed in
the starting lineup.

What is wrong in this

Lowrey To Start RevisedLineup


Saturday when the Michigan hoc-1
key team takes the ice Coach Eddie
Lowrey will have a new forward line;
to replace the one which did not sat-
sify him in the game a month ago.
Lowrey said last night that he is
almost sure of the starting combina-I
tion for Saturday. Playing at center1
will be Captain Bob Derleth. In the
first game Greer had this position
but now Lowrey intends to use him in1
a wing slot on the first line. Along
with Derleth and Greer at forwards]
will be Johnny Jenswold, who as yet
has not played in a game here, but
had lots of experience before he came
to Michigan.
Strong Second Line
Lowrey is building a strong second
string of forwards to use as alter-
nates. At one of these forward spots
will be Gordie Anderson, who was a
regular last year and played nearly
all of this year's opener. Jackie Ath-
ens will have a spot on this line, but
football Causes
10 Deaths i '43
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Jan. 5.-(IP)-
There were only ten deaths charged
to football in the United States in
1943, and not a single one of them
was due to injuries suffered on col-
lege gridirons, Dr. Floyd R. East-
wood, Purdue University professor,
reported today.
Dr. Eastwood, who has compiled
statistics on football fatalities for 12
years, said nine of last season's
deaths were reported by high schools
and one by an athletic club team.
It was the second time that no
deaths had been charged directly or
indirectly to the college ranks, and
the first time there were no fatalities
in the sandlot classification.
This year's total was a 67.7 per
cent decrease from the 31 deaths in
1931, the year the survey started, and
demonstrated, Dr. Eastwood said,
that marked progress had been made
in safeguarding the gridiron players.
Most football fatalities, Dr. East-
wood said, are due to head injuries,
and he suggested that a committee
of football coaches and college ath-
letic officials explore researches
mAAP by the A mericannandEl nelish

Lowrey said he is not sure whether
the third place will go to Herb Upton
or Phil Brightmeyer. Probably he will
switch this position between the two
of them.
Abbey's Absence Felt
The absence of Vince Abbey is very
noticeable but the squad is trying to
make up for it. They are getting on
aswell as they can with this hole in
the forward attack. Lowrey feels that
the trio of Derleth, Greer and Jens-
wold together can make up for the
loss of Abbey.

The defense is grng to remain the
same as in the first game. Bob Hen-
derson and Ton Messinger will hold
down the back line, being backed up
by Dick Mixer at goalie.
The defense was satisfactory in the
first game and if this new front line
lives up to Lowrey's expectations the
Maize and Blue should make a better
showing this time. -Practice sessions
'have been built around drill of back-
checking and poke-checking and they
are beginning to ccordinatc the way
Lowrey wants.

Red Wings Trade Egan for Holet
In League's Biggest Deal of Season

BOSTON, Jan. 5.-(P)-In the
biggest deal of the National Hockey
League season, the Detroit Red
Wings today acquired William
(Flash) Hollett from the Boston Bru-
ins in exchange for Martin (Pat)
Egan. Both are defensemen. It was
a straight player transaction.
Hollett was scheduled to join De-
troit tomorrow in New York for the
game against the Rangers. However,
expressing surprise at the deal, he
was reported undecided whether to
join the Wings. He was said to have

;>acked his bags to leave for his home
in Toronto.
Hollett is 31, six years. older than
Egan, whose short stay with the
Wings wasn't exactly a happy one.
Egan, known as the skating boxcar,
was acquired by Detroit two years
ago when the Brooklyn Americans
disbanded, but he wasn't available
until two months ago when he re-
ceived a medical discharge from the
Canadian Army.
While scoring 18 points on three
goals and 15 assists, Egan has fallen
short of manager Jack Adams' stan-
dards of defensive play.

Answer: The light has been left burning
though the room is - unoccupied. And
while that isn't serious in normal times,


such thoughtlessness means a


waste of coal, transportation, manpower
and other critical resources. All of these
things are necessary to manufacture elec-
tricity, and the Government has asked for
voluntary conservation in your use of
electric power.
Every time you snap an electric switch,
you have an opportunity to SAVE-in
your home, store or office. Electricity is
not rationed and there is no shortage in
this area. But conserving fuel and critical
resources is vitally important today. Con-
serve wherever you can, as much as you
can. The Detroit Edison Company.



BEFORE the war Bell Laboratories' scientists put
quartz crystals to work in such a way that twelve
conversations are carried on two pairs of Long Distance
wires at one time.
Now with strategic metals so scarce, the Bell System is
using only 6,000 tons of new copper a year instead of
90,000. And these tiny crystals are helping to provide more
communication for each pound used.
They serve on the battle fronts, too. Western Electric
has manufactured some eight million quartz crystals for
use in the dependable communications equipment Bell
.qv~Atm rereanreh k iving the armed forces.





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