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WEBER WON'T TALK:
Two Lettermen Join Squad
Ini Malmen 's First Praetie

Wolverines Prepare for
Contest Against Badgers
Crisler Keeps Indiana Upset in Mind; Victory
Necessary To Pass Ohio in Conference Race

"1 won't know anything definite
about the team for two or three
weeks," commented wrestling Coach
Wally Weber.
The squad has been out for less
than a week and only calisthenics
and light work has been done. Thus
far there are only two returning let-
termen from last year's wrestling
team-Bob Gittins, 135 pounder and
Jim Galles, a matman in the 165
pound class. However Walt Bloom-
enstein, a heavyweight from John
Marshall High in Cleveland who has
a good high school background and
Ray tMurray, a civilian who won
freshman numerals in wrestling two
years ago, are outstanding prospects.
About 85 per cent of the squad is
composed of Navy personnel. Among
these are Jim Zumberge, a 155 poun-
der who wrestled at Duke University,
Lewis Nielson, Dick Freeman and
Spartans Win First
Cross Country Run
DETROIT, Nov. 15.-(IP)-Michi-
gan State College's cross country
team won its first dual meet victory
of the season here today, defeating
Wayne University, 21 to 34, over a
heavy course at River Rouge Park.'
Bert Pryor of Detroit, Wayne cap-
tain, finished first in the relatively
slow time of 23 minutes and 40 sec-
onds. Bob Price of Michigan State
was second and his Spartan team-l
mates finished third, fourth, fifth
and seventh.
State previously had been beaten
by Ohio State and Drake. The defeat
was Wayne's third straight this
season.

George Darrow who were on the
team a year ago.
Coach Wally Weber expects to
have some of the football players
come out for wrestling as soon as the
present grid campaign is terminated.
They will probably make up for the
present shortage of heavyweight
material.
No definite schedule of matches
has been made as yet, but negotia-
tions are being carried on with Ohio
State, Illinois, Purdue, Indiana and
Northwestern.
Former Dady
Staff Member
Dies in France
Staff Sgt. Donald L. Swaninger,
who would have graduated from the
University next June had he remain-
ed in school, died in southern France
Oct. 18 and was promoted on the field
from private to staff sergeant for
"outstanding achievement' under
fire, according to word just received
by his parents.
Swaninger was a night editor on
The Daily sport staff when he enter-
ed the service 19 months ago. He
graduated from Cooley High School
in Detroit where he was sports editor
on the school paper and president of
his class.
He had refused an assignment to a
special Army training school because
he wanted to stay on the field of bat-
tIe. In a year overseas, he served
at Cassino, Anzio and in the inva-
sion of the southern coast of France.

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By BILL MULLENDORE
Needing a victory to retain a grasp:
on the Western Conference football
championship, Michigan's gridders
are taking no chances in preparing,
for Saturday's home game with Wi-
consin, a team which has proved
something of a doormat all season.
In spite of the fact that -Tarry
Stuheldreher's Badgers wil be de-
cided underdogs, the Woverine
coaching staff is not taking the game
lightly. Memories of the upset de-
feat at the hands of Indiana iar y
in the season, the only loss Micnigan
has suffered. are more than enough
to stir the squad into action to t; it
another such setback.
BIG NINE STANDINGS

JACK WEISENBURGER, 17-y
his Illinois tacklers as he goes
victory over the Illini was th
Big Nine standings.

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Minnesota .. .1
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Ohio Reopens I
Fight To Play
In Rose Bowl
Conference Rules Ban,
Post-Season Games
COLUMBUS, O., NOV. 15-(P)-
Ohio State University has reopened
the fight to have the Western Confer-
ence permit its members to play in
the Rose Bowl football game, but an
unofficial poll of conference schools
was not too encouraging for sup-
porters of the plan.
L. W. St. John, athletic director at
Ohio State, disclosing today that the
unbeaten and untied Bucks had re-
ceived a tentative bid to the game,
said a movement already had been
started to have the Big Ten change
its rule banning all post-season
games.
He added, however, chances of
changing the rule between now and
the season end on Nov. 25 did not ap-
pear "too good."
Ohio State Would Accept
But if the rule were changed and
if Ohio State should receive a formal.
bid, the Bucks would accept, he said.
Iowa said it definitely favored the
proposal and Athletic Directors Guy
Mackey of Purdue and Kenneth
(Tug) Wilson of Northwestern also
expected approval.
Both Ralph W. Aigler, University;
of Michigan's Big Ten faculty repre-
sentative, and Coach H. O. (Fritz)
Crisler declined comment on the
movement to permit post-season
games by Western Conference teams.
Faculty Representatives Decide
It was pointed out, however, that!
the final decision for each school
rested with its faculty representative.
There were indications that Illi-3
nois, Wisconsin and Minnesota might,
not favor the plan. Indiana declined,
comment.
Ohio state officials also pointed
out that Michigan, another cham-
pionship contender, might be in line
for a bid.
Ohio state is the only Big Ten team
ever to have played in the Rose Bowl.
That was in 1920 before the adop-
tion of the no post-season game rule
and in that tilt the Bucks were beat-
en by the University of California.
Daley Praises}
Service Eleven
FORT PIERCE, Fla., Nov. 15.-
(I)-Ensign Bill Daley, the Big Ten's
only two-school all conference play-
er, is finding fun in football this fall
as a member of the high-scoring,
high-spirited Fort Pierce naval am-
phibious training base eleven.
"I never got such a kick out of the
game before," said the back who
landed on the Associated Press' all-
Western Conference team at Minne-
sota in 1942 and on the all-confer- 3
ence and all-America elevens while
he was a V-12 student at Michigan
last fall.

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For only in football does one player learn to do his part in the func-
tioning of eleven men as one unit. The individual realizes that he is
merely a cog-but a vital cog-in a larger group which is all united with1
the purpose of winning the game-according to the rules.

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and the coming game with 'Viscon-
sin. On both occasions the Woiver-
By HANK MANTHO ines were riding high on the crest of!
a victory string, and both times there
Daily Sports Editor was an inclination to view the game
scheduled for the following weekend
as being more important. Here, the
Note: Today's column is written by Bill Lambert, a night editor on the sports sta . coaches hope, the parallel ends, as
y BILL LAMBERT sa defeat by Wisconsin would finish
Bany hopes for a successful defense of
Although the tragic death of 17-year-old Alan Shafer, Wisconsin the grid title currently shared with
quarterback who suffered fatal injuries in Saturday's game with Iowa, Purdue.
was a blow to football fans throughout the nation, the nagnificent spirit Varsity. Could Win Title
and unselfish attitude shown by his parents have not only won them By beating Wisconsin Saturday
whole-hearted admiration, but proved again that football will never and upsetting Ohio State the fol-
lowing week, Michigan could nose
lose it's popularity. out the Buckeyes by a few percent-
Shafer's parents, in spite of their loss, made it clear that they wanted age points, provided, of course, that
the Badger schedule to be completed. Their son was hurt midway through the Ohioans get by Illinois this week.
the second half of the game, and died only an hour later in the Madison Even if the Bucks' victory string is
hospital from a hemorrhaged lung. snapped by the Illini, the Wolver-
The Shafers evidently realized that although such things do occasion- ines must still defeat Ohio State to
ally happen on the gridiron, the keen spirit of competition and cooperation annex the title.
which the game develops in thousands of youths all over the country each But all of this long range specula-
year, compensates for the loss of one so close. tion rests upon Michigan getting by

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the Indiana fiasco

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3:05 - 6:05 - 9:10 P.M.

A boy who plays football, wheth-
er it is a six-man ball in a country
league, or actual collegiate compe-
tition, will never find that spark
of "pulling together" as strong
anywhere as on the yard-marked
turf. To the people whom are un-
familiar with the game, and yet
criticize it for being dirty and un-
sportsman-like, we say, "leayn the
rules, understand how low handed
methods are frowned on, see how
it is real, body contact which
makes up the game."
Only recently, since we have been
engaged in war, have we realized
the full value of football as a d-
veloper of coordination. Army and

Navy heads have said more than
once that boys who have played
some kind of football during their
life, are more physically fit, and
more capable of cooperating in the
line of duty than are those who
lack such previous experience.
Many great'athletes, after com-
ing through grueling experiences
in battle, give much credit for their
ability to do so to football, with its
conditioning and training. If foot-
ball experience can do this in a
tight spot under actual battle con-
ditions, we certainly can see where
it would do the same during peace
time.

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Shafer's death was the, first gridiron fatality in the history of the
University of Wisconsin; and upon inquiry, Major John L. Griffith, West-
ern Conference athletic comissioner, said that he could not recall any
other conference player dying as a direct result of a football injury.
When Wisconsin travels here this Saturday to meet our vaunted
Wolverines, Alan Shafer will certainly be missed, and the memory of his
tragic accident will not be forgotten. But remembered too will be his
parents, who even in their grief, did so much for the game their son

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loved, by requesting that the team carry on and finish the season.
Shafer's Pa rents To Accompany
Badger Grid Squad Saturday
MADISON. Wis.-(A)- Allan J .!that they, in turn, will display the
Shafer, father of Allan Shafer, Uni- right attitude.
versity of Wisconsin quarterback "We think that this is what A. J.
who died shortly after being carried would like to have us do."
from the field during the Badgers'
game with Iowa last Saturday, said
today that he and Mrs. Shafer would TONIGHT
attend the Wisconsin-Michigan game
at Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday be- at 830
cause "we think that is what A. J.
would like to have us do.'
In accepting an invitation to ac-
company the Wisconsin squad to
Michigan, Shafer said:
"We feel that these kids are cut; ,
rather deeply by this affair, and we!
think that by going to Ann Arbor
for their game Saturday, they will
see that we don't hate football, and

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