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', DEC, $s 1944



Michigan C,-agers Seek Second Wi Over Romulus T4


John Griffith,
Big Ten Head,
Dies in Office
Heart Attack Takes
Conference Leader
1y The Associated Press
CHICAGO, Dec. 7.-Major John L.
Griffith, commissioner of athletics
for the Western Conference, died in
his office tonight of what is believed
to have been a heart attack shortly
after being reelected to his office for
another five years at a meeting of
conference athletic officers.
Major Griffith had presided at the
Western Conference session this af-
ternoon and was on his way to attend
a meeting of faculty representatives
at the university club with L. W. St.
John, athletic director of Ohio State,
and K. L. (Tug) Wilson, Northwest-
ern University athletic director. Wil-
son and St. John were waiting for
Griffith in the lobby of the Sherman
When Griffith failed to apear, St.
John and Wilson went to his office
in the hotel where they found him on
the floor. They called a fire depart-
ment inhalator squad and a physi-
cian, who pronounced him dead.
Earlier today the Western Confer-
ence had reelected Griffith to a new
five-year term as league commis-
sioner. He was first employed by the
conference in 1922.
Griffith's wise counseling gener-
ally was credited with keeping the
Big Ten at full tilt throughout the
war period.
-A graduate of Beloit College in
1902, he served in World War I and
was a member of the University of
Illinois athletic staff before accepting
his present position.
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IItaking, t e ~ t
DallyI Sports Editor

WHEN THE BIG TEN faculty members and directors of athletics started
their two day meeting yesterday, it is very likely that the major
question confronting them was various phases of certain pre-war eligi-
bility rules and their restoration to this level.
Not long after our entrance into the present world wide conflict, the
terrific drain of manpower by various branches of the armed forces, made
it necessary to suspend almost all standard eligibility rules. The Big Ten
first saw the need of all available manpower if football and other inter-
collegiate sports were to be maintained, and they set the example for col-
leges all over the country in these dark days, thereby saving wartime
At first there were no infractions of the suspension of rules, as the
Navy and Marine personnel was fairly distributed, while veterans in the
4-F class were not in considerable enough number to make a big differ-
ence. However, this year several cases arose at the beginning of the
season, which undoubtedly will bring much pressure to bear on this
topic before the Conference meeting terminates..
Under the present system, the time limit of competition for 4-F's
has not been set, and they can perform indefinitely, as long as they aren't
the recipients of college degrees. Hence, it is probably that 4-F's will be
limited to four years competition, thus merely giving them the benefit of
athletic participation equal to that of peacetime.
F THIS RULE is revived, schools all over the country will be able to
compete on a more equal footing, and the 17-18 year olds will be more
able to hold their own in sports, and will not have to suffer the handicap of
competing against teams with more experienced personnel.
There has also been some dispute about the status of the schools
that have Navy and Marine personnel. The main contention from this
point comes from the fact that some of the coaches are desirous of having
the pre-war regulation of one year's residence before transfer students are
allowed to perform for their alma maters.
Inasmuch as the majority of athletic stars have been sent out
to advanced bases, and the fact that the members of the Navy and
Marine V-12 programs are gradually simmering down toward the 17-18
age limit, I don't think these grid mentors would be justified in reviving
this rule during the course of the war, as most of the material is evenly
parcelled out.
In order to meet the level of their collegiate competition, Great Lakes
ruled out all professionals and Iowa Pre Flight used only Cadets this
year, thus signifying a trend toward the solution of this ever-pressing
T 'HE MID-WESTERN schools set the course of action to be taken at the
start of the war, and it is only natural that they will again prove to be
the trailblazers in these days which are filled with a post-war attitude.
Vie Heyliger, Former Maize and
Blue Star, Now Coaches Team

Matmen Get in
Shape for First
Match of Year
Galles Handles Squad
While Weber Attends
Annual Winter Meeting
The veteran matman, Jim Galles,
stated today that things are begin-
ning to shapehup as far as the wrestl-
ing situation here at Michigan is con-
Galles is handling the squad dur-
ing the absence of Coach Wally Web-
er, who is in Chicago attending the
annual Western Conference Winter
meeting. At this meeting, Weber
will learn whether or not the Big
Ten wrestling championship will take
place before February 15, 1945 as he
hopes, since the Fall semester ends
the following week.
Galles Will Not Wrestle
Galles also stated that he would
not wrestle this year as had been
previously expected. He said that
rather than deprive someone of the
chance to wrestle he would refrain
from competing this season. But if
the squad really needs him he will
again go to the mat for Michigan.
As the first match approaches the
squad is rapidly dividing into races
for individual places in each weight
division. Art Sachsel, a second
semester freshman, appears to have
the inside track on gaining the 121
pound berth, but theseason is still
far away. In the 128 pound class.
Bob Gittins, a returning letterman,
Dick Freeman, and Bob Johnston
are fighting hard to win this berth.
Ray Murray who won his numerals
as a freshman, and Newton Skillman
have the inside edge in the 136
pound division.
Heavyweight Classes Are Open
The 145 and 155 pound classes,
however, are wide open and it's any-
body's berth right now. But candi-
dates who are trying to secure these
berths are Jim Zumberge, Phil Sny-
der, George Darrow, Fred Booth and
others. The team "als shows a defi-
nite lack in the heavier divisions.
In these divisions the squad has
Charles Telfer, who wrestled some
last year, Hank Mantho, who won a
minor letter in football and Walter
Blumenstein, an outstanding fresh-
man prospect.Blumenstein has con-
tracted cellulitis on his leg, however,
and will be unable to participate in
practices for a few weeks.
Nation's Five Year
Gridiron Leaders

VERSATILE-Two mainstays of Michigan's football team, Don Lund
and Bruce Hilkene, are making determined bids for starting berths
on the basketball team. Lund won a letter as a guard last winter,
and Hilkene annexed a reserve award at forward.

Army, Navy Are
On '45 Schedule

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Michigan Plays' A rmy
For the Firs I e
Michigan will meet Army, Navy,
and Pennsylvania on the gridiron in
1945, playing the Cadets Oct. 13 in
New York, the Middies Nov. 10 at
Baltimore, and Penn either Sept. 29
or Oct. 20, Athletic Director Herbert
0. Crisler announced yesterday from
the Western Conference meeting in
Michigan last played Navy in 1928,
playing to a 6-6 tie. In the three
'other games played with Navy,, the
Wolverines won two and lost one.
" N,
Nasty Chap
These days, "Wintry Blast" is at
his worst, so take care! His chilly
salute brings discomfort to sensi-
tive lips . . , and makes them so
He ready for him. Keep a handy
tube of Roger & Gallet original
Lip Pomade in your pocket. And
whenever you step out-of-doors
smooth its invisible, healing film
over lip membranes.
For both men and women, Roger
& Gallet Lip Pomade has long
been the accepted relief for chap-
ped, cracked lips. Pick up a tub*
today at any drug store.

Air Base Outfit May Be
Reinforced by New Men1
Quintet To Face Kellogg Field Tomorrow;
Games To Be Played 7:30 at Field House
Michigan's three times victorious cage quintet will attempt to notch
its fourth and fifth wins this weekend when it tackles the once-beaten
Romulus Air Base outfit here tonight and clashes with a Kellogg Field
team tomorrow night, in the Field House.
Romulus was downed in a 52-27 massacre by Coach Bennie
Oosterbaan's quintet in the season's opener at the Air Base Nov. 25.
The Flyers, however, may have been considerably strengthened by
transfers in the intervening time.
Romulus was without the services of several of its top performers
during that game, and these men, who had been called to duty on ferrying
trips as navigators, will very probably have returned to the Base.
Jim Froehling, 6'4" center for Romulus, is the only one of the
Flyers originally pitted against the Wolverines who is expected to give
the cagers any trouble tonight. Froehling, who had played for North-
western previously, garnered 16 points in the initial contest with Michi-
gan, to nose out guard Don Lindquist, who was top man for the Wol-
verines with a 12-point total. None of the remaining Flyers collected
more than four points each during the evening.

Victor Heyliger, former University
of Michigan star hockey player, has!
returned to his alma mater not as a
student, but as head coach of the
Wolverine hockey team.
Heyliger's first appearance as a
Wolverine athlete was in 1934 when
he played under Eddie Lowrey whom
he is succeeding as hockey mentor.
He held down the center position and
soon distinguished himself as a fine
puck player. In 1937, his senior
year, Heyliger captained the Michi-
gan sextet and established a three-
year intercollegiate scoring record by
marking 116 goals, and was also
selected All Mid-West center.
Heyliger Joins Blackhawks
After his graduation in 1937, Mich-
igan's new puck coach joined the
Chicago Blackhawks playing the
same spot as he did on the Wolverine
ice team. Two years later he was on
the athletic* staff of the University
of Illinois capably handling the du-
ties as head hockey coach, mentor of
the frosh baseball team, and Person-
nel Director. It did not take long

before Heyliger proved that he could
coach a winning sextet as; well as
play on one. In a relatively short
time he gained a reputation as one
of the best collegiate ice coaches.
1940 was a fruitful year for the,
Illini hockey squad, under Heyiger's
direction the team captured the Big
Ten and Mid-West titles and were
National Champs. The following year
they again won the Conference
championship because Michigan de-
feated Minnesota, thereby making
Illinois the number one team in the
Big Ten. By 1942, the manpower
shortage hit the Orange and Blue
and Heyliger found himself with a
seven man hockey squad.
Heyliger Coaches Illini
During the years that he coached
the Illini puck squad, three of his
charges joined professional hockey
teams upon graduation. Amo Bes-
sone, whom Heyliger describes as
"his most colorful player," played
for the Boston Bruins and he is now
a lieutenant in the Navy. Norbert
Sterle, who was an Army lieutenant
and was killed in action in Italy, held
the center spot for the Chicago
Blackhawks, and the last of the trio
is Alda Palazzari. Last year Palaz-
zari was a member of the New York
Rangers, but his hockey career was
brought to an abrupt end this season
when an accident training camp cost
him the sight of one of his eyes.

* **Tennessee ....,34
**Miss. State ......32
Notre Dame ......39
*Tulsa ............37
Boston College ... .33
Michigan .........36
Texas .............36
*Alabama ..........29
Penn State ........30
Pennsylvania ......29
Georgia ...........37
*Duke ............34
Ohio State ........31
Minnesota .........31
Lafayette .........27
*Texas A & M . .. .33
Bucknell .......... 28
Colorado ..........25
Texas Tech .......31
Wake Forest ......29
Navy .............32
*Playing bowl game.
**Did not play in 1943.



Coach Oosterbaan is undecided on-
his starting lineup for tonight. There
may be one or two changes, but
these are not at all definite. Spec-
ulation as to the identity of the new
players would include Morrie Bikoff,
former letterman who recently re-
turned to the University, and may
start at guard; Bruce Hilkene, re-
serve forward last year; and Don
Lund, who might start at center or
guard. The condition of Hilkene and
Lund is doubtful, since the two re-
ported only a week ago, at the end
of the football season.
The Kellogg quintet which will
invade Ann Arbor tomorrow night
will be new to the cagers. By com-
parative scores, the Wolverines
should have little trouble in crush-
ing the Army team. Kellogg lost
to Western Michigan in the Bron-
co opener, 45-33, and Western was
decisively defeated by a much im-
proved Wolverine team Saturday
night, 46-34.
Kellogg's quintet was expected to
be one of the strongest basketball
team's in this part of the country,
according to pre-season dope. But
the two former All-American play-
ers stationed at the post were both
shipped before the opening of the
campaign. The Army outfit was
thoroughly whipped by Notre Dame
Tuesday night.


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