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1044 PAGIS

Annual Swim




Held Saturday


Varsity Pool


Wolverine Cagers Preparing
For Western Michigan Quintet
Cagers Already Boast

Itn the 1?0uh44
Dauily Sports EIditor

Fifteen Events Will Be
eatured in irst Meet
Larry Griswald, Noted Diving Star, To Give
Thrilling Performance as Special Attraction

Hockey Squad
Stren thened by
Five Veterans

Victory over Broncos
Riding the crest of a five-game

winning streak~, one of thle longest in
several seasons, Michigan's basket-
ball squad has begun intensive prep-
arations for what may easily be the
toughest game of the year thus far
as it tackles a rejuvenated Western
Michigan outfit Saturday night at
The Wolverines already boast one
triumph over the Broncos, a 46-34
gained two weeks ago. In that
game Coach Bennie Oosterbaan's
charges had little difficulty, but the
evidence points toward a much im-
proved Western quintet for this
week's encounter.
In last Saturday's invasion of Ma-
dison Square Garden the Broncos,
under the tutelage of veteran coach
Buck Read, surprised the basketball
world by trimming a highly-rated
Brooklyn College aggregation by a
decisive eight-point margin. With
still another week of practice under
their belts, the Western squad looms
as a formidable opponent for the
Western's fast-breaking tactics
were pretty well stymied in the first
contest with Michigan. Coach Reed's
men exhibited a general lack of co-
ordination common to early-season
games. But they showed repeated
flashes of good form while losing, and
the defeat of Brooklyn promises the
development of a more sustained at-
Meanwhile, Michigan has been
doing a little improving on its own
hook. Winners of only 10 games
all season last year, the Wolver-
ines have already amassed an im-
pressive victory string totalling; half
that number. Romulus Air Base
.has twice felt the power of the1
Michigan onslaught, and Central
Michigan, Western Michigan, and

Kellogg Field have each been beat-
en once.
But beginning with Saturday's tilt,
the competition threatens to become
a little tougher. Next weekend a
tall and rangy Wyoming quintet will
provide the opposition, and the fol-
lowing week Western Conference play
will ge underway.
Michigan drew Ohio State, last
year's Big Ten titlists, as its first
Conference opponent, and the games
shapes up as a tough assignment for
Oosterbaan's crew. The Buckeyes
have four men of last winter's cham-
pionship five back in harness, led by
6 ft., 10 in. Arnie Risen, the lanky
center who was the main thorn in
the Wolverine's side last year as they
went down twice before the title-
bound Bucks.
Sickels Enters
Armed Service
Quentin Sickels, freshman star on
this year's football team, has left
school to await being taken into the
Coast Guard it was learned today.
Sickels, who comes from a long line
of football players, was outstanding
in the Wolverine forward wall, and
was an important cog in both the
Maize and Blue's offensive and de-
fensive threats.
An All-Stater from Benton Harbor,
Mich., Sickels came to Michigan with
a reputation to live up to. His father
is football coach at Benton Harbor
High School, and his brother, Duane,
was a first string end on the North-
western football team this year.
"Quent" as he is called, more than
lived up to this advance billing, and
was named on some of the All-West-
ern Conference teams of, this year.

EVERY CIGARET claims it has the right combination, but in profes-
sional football, there isn't much dispute about the right combination, as
testified by Green Bay's brilliant passing combination of Arnie Herber
to Don Hutson in the Western Division of the National Professional
Football League three years ago.
It was then, in 1941, that Herber decided to hang up his grid togs,
as he felt that he had reached his limit of endurance at 35 years of age,
and this great combination was broken up. The football star had been
cavorting the gridiron for nine years, and all of these years were spent
under the banner of Coach Curly Lambeau and the Packers.
At the start of the present season, Herber told New York Giant
officials that he might be able to help them a little, and from the
looks of things, he more than lived up to his bargain.
For it was the 38-year-old- Herber, whose expert arm accounted for
three of the four Giant touchdowns, which had a large hand in defeating
Sammy Baugh and his Washington Redskins, 31-0, Sunday, to take.
the New Yorkers into the championship battle in the Polo Grounds this
Sunday against the Packers.
Herber threw six passes in this game against Washington, and
although he only connected on three of them, these were good for six
points apiece. The Redskins fumbled on their own 39 yard line in -
the first quarter, and this recovery set up the Giants first score.
After the New Yorkers had carried the ball to the 24 yard stripe,
Herber uncorked his first pass of the day to Ward Cuff for a touch-
Less than two minutes later, Herber pitched one into the waiting
arms of end Frank Liebel for his second touchdown pass from the Red-
skins' 11 yard line.
IN THE WANING seconds of the third quarter, Herber again faded
back and he managed to hit Liebel on the Redskins' eight yard line for
his third successful toss, and the last score of the game.
Not only did Herber outshine Sammy Baugh, who set up two of the
Giant touchdowns by fumbles and saw quite a few of his passes inter-
ened to end in a three way tie between the Philadelphia Eagles, the Red-
cepted, but he also untangled the snarled Eastern Division, which threat-
skins, and the Giants.
Thus, the former star of the Packers will find himself on the
opposite side of the field against his old teammates in the battle for
the championship of the 1944 professional football world, and it will
be interesting to note which of these two greats will outdo the other..

Michigan's 1944 annual Swim Gala,
scheduled for 8 p.m., Saturday, at
the Varsity Pool in the Sports Build-
ing, will feature a total of 15 events;
eight Michigan AAU tilts, five han-
dicap races, a fancy diving contest,
and a special attraction which is
guaranteed to provide chills and
thrills for all the spectators.
With the exception of the Wol-
verine tankmen, the contestants are
mainly high school men. The schools
which will be represented in the AAU
competition are the University of
Michigan, Saginaw Arthur Hill High
School, Monroe High School, Univer-
sity High School, Battle Creek High
School, McKenzie High School, and,
in addition, the Detroit Boys Club.
The first event will be three quali-
fying heats of the 50-yard freestyle
contest. Those who place first and
second in each heat will swim in the
finals, to decide the Michigan AAU
champ. Competing for the Maize
and Blue are such stalwarts as Chuck
Fries, Mert Church, Charlie Higgins,
Don Drake, and Jack Bridges.
Wolverines Compete in Backstroke
The 100-yard backstroke race is
next on the program and will consist
of two preliminary heats, the finals
Teams may still be entered in
any one of the intermural basket-
ball leagues, but entries must fill
all the requirements and must be
made at once so that the schedules
may get under way before Christ-
mas vacation.
to be held later in the evening. Gor-
don Pulford, Jack Fulkman, Jerry
Bailey, Bob Munson, and Harry Wes-
terburg will be the Michigan en-
Two qualifying heats of the 100-
yard breaststroke will follow and, as
in the previous events, the mermen
placing first and second in each tilt
will qualify for the finals. Heini
Kessler, Michigan's sophomore star.
Ralph Chubb, late a standout of the
Wolverine football team, and Frank
Anderson will swim for the Maize
and Blue.
Matt Mann III Favored in 220
The fifth contest is the Michigan
AAU Championship 220-yard free-
style event, a grueling race testing
both the endurance and skill of the
entrants. Jack Zimmerman, a Maize
and Blue swimmer, and Matt Mann
III, son of Michigan's famous swim-
ming coach, Matt Mann, will be the
leading contestants.
The 100-yard backstroke finals and
the 100-yard breaststroke finals con-

stitute the sixth and seventh events
The 200-yard freestyle AAU cham-
pionship relay is the tenth event.J
Michigan has two teams entered in
competition with crews from Monroe
H.S., Ann Arbor H.S., University H.S.,
Battle Creek H.S., and Arthur Hill,
Four High School Tilts Offered
Following this the program will be
completed by four tilts for high
school entrants, and a special event
which promises to make this Gala
one of the most memorable in the
University of Michigan's history. The
quartet of handicap races are, the
50-yard freestyle for girls, 25-yard
freestyle for boys under 16, 75-yard
freestyle handicap finals, and the
75-yard individual medley swim.
The 15th event, which is to be the
highlight of the evening, is last on
the schedule. Your reporter is not
permitted to reveal the nature of this
feature, but it can be said that it is
something which Coach Matt Mann,
the Wolverine swimming mentor,
says, "will be terrific."
Tickets for the Gala may be ob-
tained for fifty cents and one dollar.

Vic Heyliger, Michigan's new hock-
ey mentor, said yesterday that "the
squad is practicing every day and is
working hard developing the fun-
damentals of passing and shooting."
This year's team has five veterans
from the 1943-44 sextet and they are
Ted Greer, John Jenswold, Herb Up-
ton, Dick Mixer, and Bob Henderson.
Coach Heyliger said the pucksters
have been working out in two differ-
ent forward lines and one defense
The players on the first forward
line are Ted Greer at center, John
Jenswold playing left wing, and Fred
Lounsberry at right wing. The sec-
ond trio is composed of Bob Leen-
field as left wingman, Herb Upton at
center, and John Precious at the
right wing spot.
On defense there is Bob Hender-
son at left defense, Francis Alman
right defenseman, and Dick Mixer
defending the goal again this season.
Heyliger commenting on the early
practice sessions said that Greer and
Henderson were the outstanding
players so far this year; mainly be-
cause of their fine competitive spirit.
The Wolverine puck mentor also
said that the sextet will not start
their schedule intil sometime in Jan-
S uary.

Opening TONIGHT at 8:93(




S o S

Tigers Swap Orengo
For 'Skeeter' Webb
NEW YORK, Dec. 12--)-Short-
stop James (Skeeter) Webb of the
Chicago White Sox was traded to
Jetroit for utility infielder Joe Or-
mgo today.
Webb played 139 games and hit
211 last year. Orengo hit .201 in
16 games. He played shortstop and
dlled in at first base when Rudy
York was injured late in the season.
Negotiations still were hanging be-
,ween the White Sox and Cleveland
with the conversation centering on
i outfielder Oris Hockett for out-
delder Guy Curtright Deal. It was
understood pitcher Jim Bagby and
Bill Dietrich no longer were involved.




4., .,<

Individual Wrestling Positions
To Be Decided by Tournament

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 C;
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 up 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).
Most grateful,
John D. Woolcver (Ensign)"
-from letter of John D. Woolever to Mrs. Ruth Buchanan

With the ooening meet against
Northwestern exactly one month
away, the wrestling squad has now
separated into races for individual
Intra-squad tournament wrestling
to decide the best man in each divi-
sion will be started shortly, but right
now the competition for each berth
is very keen.
In the 121 pound class Art Sachsel,
who wrestled four years in his high
school in New Jersey, and Jim Kirk,
who had some wrestling experience
at Cranbrook Academy are fighting
for the starting berth. Kirk, however,
has had a shoulder injury and has
just returned to practice.
Johnston Battles Gittins
Bob Johnston, who wrestled for
West Tech High School in Cleveland,
is battling returning letterman, Bob
Gittins, for the right to represent
Michigan in the 128-pound division,
and it now appears to be a two-man
race for the position. Johnston, un-
der the tutelage of veteran Jim
Galles, seems to be improving rap-
idly, and the battle for the 128-
pound berth may be a truly exciting
Ray Murray, winner of numerals
in his freshman year, Dick Freeman,
who was awarded a minor letter last
year, and Newt Skillman, a new-
comer, are fighting it out for the
136-pound berth. While in the 145-
Captupe the
SChri4tmna4dprit a
Brighten up your home in the
true Christmas spirit with our

pound division George Darrow, who
also won a minor letter last year, has
improved steadily and now holds the
inside edge on the race to'cop this
position. His chief threat is Fred
Booth, who wrestled at Cranbrook,
and has shown up very well in prac-
155-Pound Division Opein
Jim Zumberge, who had some
wrestling experience at Duke Uni-
versity, and Gene Ross are leading
the way in the fight for the 155-
pound berth. In the 165-pound class
Chuck Telfer, who is back from last
year's squad, is leading the field with
Phil Holcombe and John McLaughlin,
an ex-Marine slightly behind.
Hank Mantho, who also had some
wrestling experience with last year's
team, has a lead in the race to cap-
ture the 175-pound berth, but Frank
Saravia has a good chance to upset
him. In fact, all these selections are
purely tentative and upsets are quite
likely to happen.


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