TIHE MICHIGAN DAILY
Competition Is Keen
Coach Wally Weber announced
yesterday that the wrestling team
would commence intra-squad tour-
nament wrestling to decide the top
men in each weight division some-
time this week or the beginning of
Competition for all starting berths
is very keen, and this is especially
true in the 145 and 155-pound divi-
sions. If any man can be said to
stand out here, George Darrow quali-
In the lightest division, the 118-
pound class, Art Sachsel, a second
semester freshman, now appears to
be the leading contender for a first-
Gittins Is Veteran
Bob Gittins, a veteran letterman
from last year's team, seems to be
leading the parade in the 128-pound
category while Ray Murray, who
won his numerals here as a fresh-
man, heads the 135-pound division.
In the heavier divisions. Charles
Telfer seems to be the cream of the
165-pound crop and Hank Mantho,
who has some experience from last
year's team, is showing the .way in
the 175-pound category. Walt Bloom-
enstein, a freshman with a brilliant
high school record, stands all alone
in the unlimited class.
Galles Still Undecided
However, all these estimations are
purely temporary, as Coach Weber is
quick to point out, because upsets and
surprises may very possibly crop up
in the forthcoming tournament wres-
Jim Galles, last year's star grap-
pler, 'is. still undecided as to whether
he will, wrestle this year, although he
is eligible under the special consider-
ably relaxed, wartime rules. Gal-
les is helping Coach Weber with
the task of whipping the mat-
men into condition in order to de-
fend their Big Ten wrestling cham-
A meeting of Sphinx members
will be held at 7:15 p. m. tomor-
row in the lounge of the West
Quad, it was announced today by
President Hank Mantho.
red Here Friday
Servicemen To Be Pitted
Against Civilian Outfit
Last Years' Lettermen Receiving Plenty of
Competition :from Four New Tracksters
By BILL LAMBERT
University of Michigan track fans
will be offered their first chance to
see what the Wolverine thinclads
have to offer in the coming 1944-45
season, when the team competes in'
an intra-squad meet between the'
servicemen and the civilians at 7:30
p.m. Friday in Yost Field House.
This marks the first actual meet
for the boys, although they have had
time trials for the past two weeks.
The servicemen are conceded the
edge over the civilians because of
their greater numbers, but Coach.
Ken Doherty predicted that "on
paper the outcome looks like a toss-
The meet will be interesting be-
cause of the fact that it will be the
first opportunity to see how last
years' distance men fare in competi-
tion with the newcomers in that
The Hume twins, Ross and Bob,
Dick Barnard, George Vetter, and
Charles Birdsall, all of whom ran for
Michigan last year, are receiving
plenty of competition from a quartet
of new men. Archie Parsons, Dick
Hollasey, Bob Thomason, Ross Wil-
lard, and Walt Fairservis all showed
well in the cross-country runs, and
so far all the times in the distances
have been on an even level.
The half mile jaunt will be one of
the highlights of the evening, be-
Cancels Oil Bowl Go
HOUSTON, Tex., Dec. 11-(A')-
There'll be no Oil Bowl football game
this coming New Year's Day.
Holly Brock, chairman of the Oil
Bowl committee, disclosed today the
game had been cancelled.
cause of the calibre of the contes-
tants, as will the 440, where Barnard
will be running along with Fred For-
restal in an effort to secure another
dependable quarter-miler. Barnard
ran the half and the mile all of last
year, this being his first crack at the
In the sprints, Julian Witherspoon
will be the only returning letterman
toeing the mark, the rest being new
to the Field House cinder paths. The
pole vault, too, has all new contes-
tants with the exception of Warren
Bentz, who was a member of last
The hurdles, the broadjump, the
highJump, and the shotput will all
have brand new names on the start-.
er's list, for these departments boast
no returning veterans.
The first event will get under way
promptly at 7:30 p.m., and a full
schedule of events is slated, with the
exception of the two-mile run.
1945 Trau cCard
Tentative Indoor Track S'hedule
MICHIGAN Relays, Here
Indoor Conf. Meet, Chicago
* * *
GARRARD RAMSEY RUSSELL LETLOW GEORGE STROHMEYER LEN ESHMONT JU EIT "AHAR
'Bainbridge Camp Peary Iowa Pre-Flight Norman NAB Fleet City NTS
1944 SERVICE ALL-AMERICA-This Associated Press selected squad includes seven men who wear the insignia of Uncle Sam's Navy and
four from the Army Air Corps, with a line averaging 219 pounds and a backfield which tips the scales at an average of 185.
April28 Penn Relays
May 5 Quadrangular meet (Pur-
due, Minnesota, Western Michigan,
May 12 Triangular meet (Ohio, Il-,
linois, MICHIGAN), Here
May 19 Triangular meet (Purdue,
Indiana, MICHIGAN), Here
May 26 Conf. meet, Champaign.
EAST LANSING, Dec. 11.-(1)-
Following their big brother sports
back into competition, swimming,
wrestling and track squads were pre-
paring today for 1945 programs at
Michigan State College.
The schedules are highlighted by4
the annual Central Collegiate Con-
ference Swimming and Track Meets
here March 10.
Frick, arridge, O'Connor Will
Temporarily Rule Big Leagues
BUY WAR BONDS
Opening Tomorrow Night
NEW YORK, Dec. 11.-(P3)-Major
league baseball will be temporarily
ruled by a three-man committee
composed of President Ford Frick of
the National League, President Will
Harridge of the American League
and Leslie M. O'Connor, secretary to
the late K. M. Landis.,
That was decided today at a joint
meeting of the steering committees
of the two majors who also an-
nounced immediate termination of
the major league agreement which
set up the office of commissioner and
provided for a two-league committee
to draw up a new agreement on
which at least a preliminary report
must be ready for review at the
February meetings, probably the first
Tuesday in the month.
In any event a new commissioner
eventually will be named.
Circuits Release Resolution
In an official release from both
circuits, Frick read the following res-
Whereas, the major league agree-
ment on Jan. 12, 1921, under which
The state of Illinois has supplant-
ed Indiana, long heralded as the pro-
ducer of basketball players, at least
as far as the Michigan cage squad
Four of the seven Wolverines who
have carried the brunt of the load
in five.gamnes this season hail from
the office of commissioner of baseball
was created and has functioned ex-
pires by its terms on Jan. 12, 1946,
and whereas the office of commis-
sioner has become vacant due to the
death of Kenesaw M. Landis, there-
fore be it resolved :
1. Thatsall thepowers and duties
of the commissioner and the advisory
as provided in the major league
agreement of Jan. 12, 1921, are here-
by conferred and henceforth shall be
a major league advisory council to
consist of the President of the Na-
tional League, the President of the
American League and Leslie M.
O'Connor. In case of a division of
opinion within the council a decision
of the majority shall be controlling,
except that in any case involving a
player claim against the club or
league, the two league presidents
shall have no vote but such case
shall be decided by the third member
of the council.
Agreement Is Temporary
2. In case Leslie M. O'Connor shall
at any time be unable or unwilling to
serve as the third member of the
council the selection of his successor
shall be made by the two league
3. Such major league advisory coun-
cil shall continue to exercise the
powers and duties of the office of
commissioner until a new major
league agreement shall be entered
into between each of the major
leagues and each constituent club of
each major league, which agreement
shall provide for a commissioner of
4. The major league agreement of
Jan. 12, 1921, is hereby terminafed.
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TONIG HT at 8:30
New Guinea, Oct. 24, 1944
"Dear Aunt Ruth:
Have been moving about now for months and weeks and days - and by
chance - part by accident - in all this time - some mail caught up with me,
and it was your "'Michigan Daily." Quite a surprise and pleasant no end - then
I moved to a new address and hope other copies come.
While a transient and reading the Dailys - met p with some other Michigan
men (before my time) and even tho it was years since heard or saw A.A. they
ate up the papers with a passion. More valuable than money out here. Common
interest and memories.
Just getting settled now (I hope) and hope I can stay at the present position.
Nice location and fine weather (in comparison) and well - o.k. in general.
Time to 'punch the clock' now. Will let you know how things are. I really
appreciate your sending "The Daily" way out here in New Guinea and will never
be able to thank you enough.
Hope you have a desirable winter (as for weather).
John D. Woolever (Ensign)"
-from letter of John D. Woolever to Mrs. Ruth Buchanan
Dec. 13, 14, 15, 16