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Wolverine Cagers

To Meet Wisconsin at Madison

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Crippled Squad Fights
To Stay in First Division
Doubleheader Vital to Big Ten Standings;
Ankle Injury Stops Wiese from Making Trip

By DAVE LOEWENBERGt
An injury riddled Michigan basket-r
ball squad meets Wisconsin tonight
at Madison in the first of a two-game
series.
Two losses to the Badgers wouldt
practically eliminate Michigan's-
chances of finishing up among the
leaders. Even a split would put a
damiper on Michigan's title hopes. A
double victory of course would keep
the Wolverines in the first division.
The Maize and Blue cagers have
not been playing up to par in the
scrimmages this week. They appear-
ed to be far below the peak that was
peached in their play against the
Uni last Saturday night.
I Lost To Team
Wiese who started the last
NW a 4 against Northwestern and
:%qIs, will not make the trip to
l bon because of a twisted ankle.
's loss, according to Coach Ben-
4 tran is quite a blow to*
1igan's hopes.
Wayne Thompson, who suffered a
4slocated shoulder in Friday's game
giainst Northwestern, is still not
wpmpletely recovered. However, Oos-
rbaan did strike an optimistic note
ben he asserted "that Thompson
tcn't appear to favor his injured
ihoulder in the last scrimmage." It's
ppssible for Thompson to be used ef-
Wtively against Wisconsin if his
AIoulder injury is not aggravated.
*Weise's loss and the uncertainty of
fTompson's injury will undoubtedly
aice Coach Oosterbaan to make some
ranges in his starting line-up. A
probable line-up would include Dave
Srack. and Tommy King at forward,
Don Lund and Dick Shrider guards,
and at center Elroy Hirsch. It is
possible, however, that Oosterbaan
will start Thompson at forward and
iove Strack over to guard.,
11-Man Traveling Squad
"Coach Oosterbaan will carry an 11-
man squad to the Madison strong-
hold. The three civilians making the
trip are Don Lund, Bill Seymour, and
Bruce Hilkene. The remainder of
the traveling roster will be composed
of. Dave Strack, Tom King, Elroy
Hirsch, Wayne Thompson, Bob Ste-
vens, Dick Shrider, Charley Ketterer,
and Tom Cook, all of whom are en-
listed personnel in the Navy V-12
program.
John Leddy, who by virtue of his
fine play in theWestern Michigan
game, had elevated himself to a
starting berth, notified Coach Ooster-
baan that it is doubtful if he will
make proper train reservations to
join the team at Madison. Leddy is
now on a two-week furlough at his
home in San Francisco.
Wendlund Was All-Conference
The Badger starting line-up will
have Des Smith and Don Kirk at for-
wards, Bill Johnson and Russ Wend-
lund guards, and at the pivot posi-
BY WAR BONDS & STAMPS

tion Ray Patterson, 6 ft. 3 in. scoring
ace.
Wendlund was an all-conference
guard at Northwestern last year and
is the sparkplug of this year's Wis-
consin team. He is first beginning
to acclimate himself to Wisconsin's
Star Guard Shines

T anke T'so \
Compete in
Two Meets
By BILL LAMBERT
Coach Matt Mann's swimming
team is embarking at noon today on
what promises to be one of its big-
gest assignments of the season-that
of meeting Northwestern and Great
Lakes in two dual meets.
Chuck Fries, ace sprinter, will cap-
tain the 14-man squad which is op-
posing a comparatively unknown
Northwestern team in their first dual
meet of the year. Mann is counting
on Mert Church, Ace Cory, Achilles
Pulakos, Richard Branch, and Larry
Koppin in the sprints and the 200-
yard relay which they won in the
AAU meet last Saturday. Paul Mal-
oney and John McCarthy are expect-
ed to supply the power in the middle
distances; Willard Cooley, Gordon
Puflord in the backstroke; Heine
Kessler, Charlie Mack in the breast-
stroke; and John Krygoski and John
Ayers in diving.
Wolverines Have Fine Team
Going by last week's performance
in the AAU meets, it appears as
though Mann has another well-
rounded team, and will be a threat to
any swimming team it opposes this
season. He will need all of this pow-
er, however, when the Wolverines
face a versatile Great Lakes team
tomorrow night at the Bluejackets'
camp.
Great Lakes Coach Wallie Strother
possesses an array of starsv namely
Wolverines "T-Bone" Martin, and
Dobbie Burton, and Billy Smith,.the
sensational record-breaker who last
year led Ohio State to the National
Collegiate and AAU championships.
The Sailors are well-balanced, and
have Jahn Galvich, former Wisconsin
AAU low board titlist, Carl Ahlman,
flashy backstroker, and a new dark
horse sprinter in the person of Jerry
Kerschner.
Meet Ohio State Here Jan. 23
Following this week end's dual
meets, the Michigan tankers will mark
time until their first home engage-
ment which is with Ohio State Jan.
23, in the Intramural Building pool.

'jug' .hers a New Rccijd

... Harold "Jug" MeSpaden of
Philadelphia is wearing a smile on
his countenance after winning top
money in war bonds in the Los
Angeles Open Golf Tournament.
His brilliant showing, with a 72-
hole score, that included a 66 on
his final round, set a new record
for the Wilkshire Country Club.
Eight Teams
Practice for
Army Tourney
The Army will start another intra-
mural basketball league tonight.
The new tournament which will be
round robin in form will have eight
teams entered, one from each com-
pany and one from the Reserves. The
actual competition will not begin un-
til Friday. January 21, as this Fri-
day's time from 8:40 until 10:15 will
be used as a general practice session
for all the teams.
There is no limit as to the number
of players that can make up a team.
In the last tournament the teams
were limited to ten men. Final se-

Puck'sters bT
Play Woodstock
Saturday Night
Lowrey Pleased Over
Improved Team Play;
Derletl Ready To Go
By JIM STELT
After putting his team through
gruelling practice sessions in the last
two days Coach Eddie Lowrey plans
to start the same sextet he used last
Saturday against Sarnia in this
week-end's game against the Wood-
stock Army Team.
Lowrey had planned on rearran-
ging his forward lines for this com-
ing game but Captain Bob Derleth
has looked so good the last few days
at the center spot with Ted Greer
and Johnny Jenswold on the first
string forward line that he has de-
cided to keep his forward lines in-
tact. Derleth's injured knee is get-
ting stronger every day so Saturday
should see him playing at full speed.
Mixer Improves
Tom Messinger and Bob Hender-
son will be at the defense posts and
Goalie Don Mixer will again start in
the nets. Mixer has been improving
steadily since the first of the year
and if given the same quality of de-
fense play as in the two previous
games, Woodstock should have a low
scoring evening.
The Wolverine second line will
again consist of Gordie Anderson.
Jack Athens and Herb Upton, who
have also improved their teamwork
in this week's practice tilts. Vince
Abbey, who rates a spot on either the
first or second line, will not return
from his furlough until about Mon-
day and thus will not see action
against Woodstock.
No advance information on the
Woodstock starting lineup is avail-
able because even the coach of the
team does not know from day to day
which players will be able to make
the trip here to Ann Arbor. However,
Michigan will not have an easy time
Saturday as a good many top flight
amateur hockey players are stationed
at Woodstock and probably will be
available for the game.
Game Scheduled for 8 p.m.
The opening face-off is scheduled
for 8 p.m. Saturday evening at theI
Michigan rink. A good-sized crowd
is expected as the stands were more
than two-thirds full for the Sarnia
game even with a basketball game
and swimming rreet gonig t the
same time.

TAKING IT EASY
Dy ED ZAJENSKI
Daily Sports Editor
Champions Come Home ...
MICHIGAN'S only 1943 Big Ten Conference wrestling champions, Dick
Kopel and Manly Johnson, now both in the Army, hit campus simultan-
eously this week on flying visits from their respective camps.
Kopel, winner of the 128-poqnd Conference crown, was captain-
elect of the 1944 season, while Johnson, victor in the 145-pound division,
led the team last year to a second place in the finals. Kopel was easily
the Conference's outstanding grappler and had little trouble with any
of his opponents throughout the season.
Dick dropped into The Daily office to say hello, and we found him
little changed since last March. Army life and a conscientious training
schedule have kept him down to 124 pounds-the same weieght he wrestled
at last season. At present, Kopel is an instructor in radio school at Truax
Field, Wis., with aspirations of landing in communications Officer Candi-
date School eventually.
FROM KEESLER FIELD, Mass., comes a card signed by Bill Matney,
Michigan quarter-miler, who enlisted in the Army Air Forces as a
cadet Dec. 31. Bill writes: "Greetings from 'No Man's Land.' The gulf
breezes gently blow-in a storm weekly. Our tents are floating around
like Commando barges. Ann Arbor was never like this."
Matney would have figured a great deal in Coach Ken Doherty's track
plans for the 1944 season had he remained here this year. The lean-legged
senior who transferred from Wayne University in 1942, was to have been
number three man on Michigan's mile relay team along with Bob Ufer,
Willie Glas, and Mel Detwiler.
We had a talk with Doherty some time ago about Matney and Ken
thought that Bill would be flirting with 49 seconds for the 440-yard
dash this season. "He had the form, stamina and desire to be a great
runner," Doherty pointed out. It was nice to imagine Ufer and Matney
battling it out for the Conference quarter-mile crown in the indoor
finals March 11 at Chicago, Ill.
A NECDOTES about sports celebrities are similar to a woman's version
of secrets--they're either too good to keep, or else not worth keeping.
And so this story concerning Lew Jenkins, former lightweight champion of
the world, falls into the first class. Jenkins, a first class seaman in the
Coast Guard Mediterranean forces, seems to know his generals as well as
he knew his hooks, jabs and uppercuts.
During the first stages of the invasion of Salerno, when German
resistance was most severe, a group of high-ranking Coast Guard and
Army officers were reconoitering aboard a small Coast Guard invasion
barge, which was stealing along the enemy's flank.
Jenkins was bow lookout on the tiny boat. It was his job to watch for
mines which were liberally strewn off the beach. As he was pearing into
the semi-darkness a soldier asked him, "Aren't you Lew Jenkins, the
fighter?"
"Yes, sir," Jenkins replied as he in turn recognized a two-star
general as the interrogator. "And aren't you General so-an-so?" The
officer smiled. "You're right, Jcikins. I remember the night you
knocked out Lew Ambers in the Garden. That was some scrap."
JENKINS REFLECTED and answered, "Little different scrap now, sir."
Then, with complete nonchalance, the seaman-fighter asked, "Say, Gen-
eral, do you ever see Eisenhower?" The general was taken aback by the
informality. "Yes, once in a while."
"Well .tell him hello for me next time you see him," said Jenkins as he
went on with his job of watching for enemy mines.

... Dick Shrider, guard on the
basketball squad, is slated to see
plenty of action in the important
games with Wisconsin this week-
end.
style of play and against Michigan
Wendlund should be ready to play his
best game of the year.

Servicemen [ C
Big Intramural ']j

The military track meet to be held
this Saturday afternoonat 4:00 p.m.
has been gaining wide interest during
the week and promises to present
many exciting events as there are
numerous boys on the campus with
college experience but who do not
have the time for varsity competition.
This track meet is being held prin-
cipally to stimulate interest in track
among the servicemen. The coaches
and officials for the meet do not ex-
pect the times to be of record break-
ing calibre as many of the runners
who will compete have had little ex-
perience gn the cinders.
Some of the outsanding men who
will run for the Army are Ron Smith,

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lection of the team rosters will be
' V made by the individual companies,
however, after tonight's practice ses-
sion.
[rack ieet Four games will be played each
Friday night for seven weeks. The
S yactual games will consist of ten mi-
a boy from Kalamazoo College, Bruce nute' quarters.. Each team entered
Turner from Springfield Y.M.C.A.- in the tournament is required to sup-
College, an outstanding broad jumper, ply one official and a scorekeeper-
Connie Carpenter, and IDan Mallory. timekeeper.
Bob Caspari, a good hurdler, Jim Captain B. W. Jennings will be in
Wallace, a sprint man, and Bob charge of running off the tourna-
Grandy, also a hurdler, seem certain mhtrgef inge fsite t.urna-
to gather points for the Navy. Mar- ment. He will be assisted by Lt. C. C.
ine trainees although not having as Garrick of Company F and Lt. Sam-
many entrants seem certain to gather "The men showed a great deal of
their share of points. Running for enthusiasm in our last intramural
the Marines will be Henry Ewbank, tournament and we have had numer-
Earl Van Holton, S. M. Shuster, and ous requests to play off another one,"
Phil Salter. commented Major L. P. Warner.
Pinney To Compete
To add color to the event two mem- Willie Hoppe Wins Again
bers of the last year's varsity track
team will also compete. They are CHICAGO, Jan. 13. - (A') - Willie
Chuck Pinney, a hurdler, and Art Hoppe, world's three cushion billiards
Upton, a middle distance runner. champion, defeated Welker Cochran
In order to make certain that all in the ninth and tenth blocks of their
boys will be given a chance to enter exhibition match here today, 52 to 44,
the events entrees may be made up in 44 innings, and 50 to 33 in 52 in-
until meet time on Saturday. nings.
Schedule of Events
The complete time ' schedule of
events follows:
4:00 p.m.-High jump, pole vault,
shot put, broad jump; 65-yard high
hurdle trials, (5 hurdles, 10 yards
apart) ; 4:10-65-yard low hurdle LS
trials, (same spacing as high); 4:20
-one-mile run; 4:30-60-yard dash
trials; 4:40-440-yard dash, run in One rather large, bewildered-
sections with places determined by looking man dressed in a red-
the best time; 4:50-65 -yard high
hurdles, semi-finals and finals, checked shirt and riding a blue

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Navy IM Basketball
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The Navy intramural basketball
tournament swings into its fifth
round tonight.
On court one at 7:00 o'clock the
First Company of the Second Battal-
ion is scheduled to play the Paper
Dolls, and the Sea Gulls meet the
Bulldogs on court two. The Otters
play the Fins in court three and
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court four.

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