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Swim Gala; Bronco Basketball Game

To Be Held Tonight

Larry Griswald To Appear in
Special Diving. Performance
100 Natators To Compete in Annual Sporting
Event; Mert Church, Fries To Defend Titles

Hockey Team
Practices for

Civilians Lose
To Servicemen

Opening Game In Track Meet

Three Pucksters Shine
In Early Scrimmages

Intra-Squad Contest
First for Thinelads

Michigan's 1944 Swim Gala, slat-
ed for eight o'clock tonight, will be
"one of the greatest sporting events
in the University of Michigan's histo-
ry," Coach Matt Mann, Wolverine
swin'm'ing mentor, stated yesterday.
Approximately 100 natators will
partake in the Michigan AAU run-
offs and the handicap events for high
school swimmers. The meet is high-
lighted by a special diving perform-
ance to be given by Larry Griswold,
"the greatest water clown and acro-
batic diver in the world."
Church, Kessler To Defend Titles
Two Wolverine mermen will be de-
fending AAU crowns and it is ex-

of the Detroit Boys Club, and Jack
Seibold, Jackson High School swim-
lMatt Mann III To Compete
One of the most thrilling events
of the evening will be the 220-yard
free style swim. The men who com-
pete in this event must be in top
physical condition, as it entails
swimming the length of the Varsity
pool nine times at a rapid pace. Matt
Mann III, son of the famous Wol-

pected that both will retain the titles
they garnered in last years meet.
Captain Mert Church, leader of the
Maize and Blue squad will be swim-
mng tho capture te winner' berth
in t 50- ar fee style event, and
thlus retain t tle he won in Jan.',
Heinie Kessler, AAU 100-yard
breast stroke champ, will also be
fighting to keep his winner's crown.
Coach Matt Mann predicted that
Kessler would walk away with the
breast stroke event on the strength
of his perfect condition and cham-
pionship experience.
Griswald To Perform
Larry Griswald's performance is
the feature of the night's :program.
Griswald, an alumnus of the Uni-
versity of Iowa, has starred in Billy
Rose's World's Fair Acquacade at
N~ew York, the Acqua Follies at Min-
neapolis, and the annual water show
at San Francisco.
While attending school at Iowa he
was a diver on the Hawkeyes' swim-
ming squad, and became Big Ten all-
around gymnastic champion.
Griswald has broken bones twelve
times during his career in attempt-
ing clown dives. As an acrobatic div-
er and water clown he is rated sec-
oind to none. Coach Mann and the
athletic board have spared no effort
in obtaining the services of this stel-
lar showman. His spring-board an-
tics are slated to to off atree-
diously entertaining eening ofrsports.
icigan Men Favored
Te frst event to be held will be
three qualifying heats of -the 50-yard
free style trace. Those who place
first and second in each heat will
swim in the championship afinals to be
held later in the evening. Favorites
in this event are, Chuck Fries, Mi-
chigan's stellar speedster, Mei't
Church, AAU title holder in this
event, Charlie Higgins, another Wol-
verine tankman, Bob Weinburg, of
Saginaw Arthur Hill High School,
and Tom Coates, who represents
Camp Chikopi A. C.
In the two 100-yard backstroke
qualifying sheats, GordonPulford of
Michigan, Bob Munson, promising
Maize and Blue squadman, and Len
Carr of Michigan State are the ex-
pected winners.
The first heat of the AAU 100-yard
breast stroke tilt is conceded to Big
Ten champ 3Heinie Kessler. Second
place is a tossup between Ted Brown

Even though Wolverine hockey xviii The servicemen scored an 85-65
not begin until sometime in January, victory over the civilian element of
Coach Vic Heyliger said that "the Fel Hous e, n t nirst in ta-sa
boyrs have already had several scrim- meet of the 1944-45 season. asqa
mares and are working hard in prep- Leading most of the way, the ser-
artin orthiropnig ones."vicemne pled pmot of thei total
araionforther oenig cntet."in the fiel events, ad also grabbed
Michigan's hockey mentor stated Ifirst place in the mnile, and the 440.
that the squad has been stressing The civilians grabbed fo ur firsts andi
power plays and back-checking and six seconds while amassing their
several members on the team have score.
shown some outstanding work. These Times Arc Slow
pucksters are Ted Greer who holds The times on the whole were slow,
down the center spot on the first and Coach Ken Doherty stated after'
line, Herb Upton who plays the same the meet, "The squad looked rather
position on the second line, and Bob ragged, and this meet was a good
Henderson, defenseman. indication as to the amount of work
Commenting on the squad's work, yet to be done."
Heyliger said that most of the play- In the 440. Dick Forrestal turned
ers lack experience but are improving in a time of :50.9 for the run, and
.as they go along, and this improve-f this proved to be the most sparkling
mnent is promising in view of the of all the performances. Bob Hume,
fact that most of Michigan's oppon- last year's captain who has been
ents wvili be seasoned teams with busy this year in Medical school, was
experienced reserves, nosed out in the 880 by Archie Par-
In practice, the pucksters have sons, who was clocked in 2:00.5 which
been using a first line composed of for so early in the season is a com-
Greer at center, Fred Lounsberry paratively good time.
right wing, John Jenswold left wing- Witherspoon Takes First -
man, Francis Alman right defense, Julian Witherspoon, veteran sprin-
Henderson left defenseman, and Dick ter from last year's squad, took first
Mixer defending the goal. In reserve place in the 60 yard dash.
there is Bob Upton who plays center, 65 Yd. Low Hurdles: (C) Marcoux,
and Bob Leienfleld and Bob Precious (C) Balough, (5) Roberts, (S)
wingmen. Larson, (5) Kabath.

Walkup Holds
Richmond Lead
Laoon Cracks 35 for
One Stroke Under Par
Associated Press Correspondent
RICHMOND, Calif.. Dec. 15-(ZP)-
Tacking an even par 71 alongside
his fine three under first round 68,
darkhorse Jimmy Walkup, Jr., San
Antonio, held his lead as early fiii-
ishers reported today in the second
round of the 72-hole Richmond o pen
golf tournament. He had a 36-hole
total of 139.,
-Other players were reported crack-
ing par of the 36-35-layout, indicat-
ing the Texan might be displaced
whIIen late returns were in.,
Ky Laffoon, Chicago, who ended
in a second place tie yesterday with
a 70, had a one-under par 35 for his
Par out.....3 8545 344-3
Wa.kup out . ... .434 445 444-36
Par in. .......443 444 345-35-71
Walkup in . .. 433 445 345-35-71
Behind Walkup among the early
second round finishers were crack
amateur Ed Furgol, Detroit, who
shot his second consecutive 71 for
& 36 hole count of 142; Mark Fry,
Oakland, Calif., with a 70 and total
143; Bruce Coltart, Absecon, N. J.,
74-143; Barney Clark, Denver, 70-145,
and Leonard Ott, Denver, and Ben
Coltrin, San Francisco, grouped at
146. Ott had a second round 71 and
Coltrin a 70.
Navy Football
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15.-(jIP)~-A
big New Year's Day Navy football
game somewhere in the southwest
Pacific, probably Pearl Harbor, ap-
pears to be in the making.
The Navy Department confirmed
0ftodhy the transer of fve members
training station team to the 14th
Naval District with headquarters at
No specific reasons were given for
these transfers, but Navy sources
considered it significant that all were
star players on the Bainbridge team,
undefeated for two seasons.
The five Bamnbridge players are
Gerrard Ramsey, William and Mary,
guard; Jackie Field, Texas Univer-
sity, back; Lou Rymkus, Notre Dame,
tackle; Dewey Proctor, Furman, back,
and Hilliard Cheatham, Auburn,

Wolverine Cagers Travel to
Kalamazoo To Meet Western

A 14-man Michigan basketball
squad will leave Ann Arbor at 8:30
a.m. today for Kalamazoo where the
Wolverines will meet Western Michi-
gan for the second time this season.
The .cagers will be seeking their
sixth victory in, as many starts in
what promises to be the toughest
game of the' year thus far against a

the floor in recent contests. This
quintet includes Bill Gregor and
either Keith Harder or Ted Berce at
forwards, Bob Geahan at center, and
Walt Kell and Don Lindquist at
Probable substitutions take in 'et-
eran Don *Lund at center, Morrie
Bikoff, who finally hit his stride last
week against Kellogg Field, at guard,
John Mullaney at either guard or
center, and Harold Morrill at for-
Other members of the squad are
forwards Bruce Hilkene and Bill
Theunissen, and guards Ed Norris
and Bob Hamilton. All four saw
action against Kellogg Field.
Western is expected to present a
revised lineup from the one which
went down before the Wolverines
earlier. Read gave his talent a con-
siderable shuffling following the
Michigan defeat and came up with
a winning combination against high-
ly-rated Brooklyn College.
With three gaies under its beslt,
the Western squad should provide
stiffer opposition for the Wolverines
than they have met all season, in the
opinion of Oosterbaan. The Michi-
gan mentor characterized the Bron-
cos as a "rapidly improving team
which cannot be taken lightly."
Next week-end Michigan will
meet the University of Wyoming
on its home court in the last of
seven pre-Conference games. The
following week the Wolverines will
swing into Big Ten play, meeting
Ohio State, last year's Conference
Bilad trs.inn
C Stolen at Garden
NEW YGRK-(IP)-Welker Coch-
rane started for his San Francisco
home minus the cue with which he
won the world three-cushion billiard
championship Tuesday.
The champ said that a thief lifted
his cue case, containing the cue and
two spare shafts, while -he was at-
tending a basketball doubleheader at
Madison Square Garden. He had the
cue for 25 years and used it to win
several three-cushion titles as well as
the 18.1 and 18.2 balkline champion-

Maize and Blue Squad
Last Year's Defeats at

To Seek Revenge for
Broncos' Hands


verine coach, is the favorite in this
tilt. However, Bob Miller of Battle
Creek High School, and Bill Kogan,
are said to be very strong contend-
ers for championship honors.
Nine teams are competing in the
220-yard free style relay. Michigan
has two teams entered in this event.
The "A" team is composed of such
stellar performers as Mert Church,
Chuck Fries, Gordon Pulford, Duane
Drake and Charlie Higgins.
Relay Preliminaries
At fou o'clock th ur is afternoon these
nine relay teams will race, in order
to .eliminate all but the five top
crews. The winning five will com-
pete in the finals tonight, to decide
the Michigan -AAU championship
Bill Lopez and Carl Agrieste will
compete for the Maize and Blue in
the fancy diving contest. Bob Root,
5-A champ from Battle Creek, andi
Ben Cipriani, of the Detroit Boys
Club, are the chief contenders for the
winning slot. .
High School Handicap Events
In addition to these events, a 50-
yard girls handicap swim, 25-yard
free style for- boys under 16, 75-yard
handicap, and 75-yard individual
medley swim will be run-off for na-
tators of high school age.
Student admission to the Gala is
by presentation of an identification
card and fifty cents. Faculty men
and all service personel, both officers
and enlisted men, will be charged fif-
ty cents, and the general public will
be charged one dollar.,

As yet the hockey team has no
captain, but Coach Heyliger an-
nounced that one will be elected the
earlier part of next week.
Title Tomorrow
--(P)-Whatever last minute tricks
Coach Curley Lambeau has up his
sleeve will have to wait until the
Green Bay Packers produce them
against the New York Giants in the
polo grounds Sunday in the game to
determine the national professional
football championship.
The Packers wound up a week of
practice here yesterday and Lambeau
turned thumbs down on spectators
who had been allowed to watch a few
scrimmages preliminary to the final
workout on Scott Stadium at the
University of Virginia. The Packers,
winners of the eastern division
championship of the National Foot-
ball League, left here this morning.
Lambeau said they have a workout
planned Saturday afternoon on 'the
polo grounds.
Lambeau said he was uncertain
about which linemen he would start
in the game, adding that it depends
on whether the Packers are on the
offensive or defensive at the begin-
ning of the contest.

ime: :8.i.
Broad jump: (C) Campbell, (S) Lar-
son, (5) Weyers, (S) Young, (5)
Distance: 20' 5 '.
Pole Vault: (5) Bentz, (5) Laurilscn,
(S) Funk, (5) Schut, (S) Kaski,
(C) Wheaton.
Height: 11' 6".
Shotput: '(C) Royster, (5) Grandy,
(5) Artler, (5) McNab (5) Ioeller.
Mie (5) Brdsall, () Willard, (5)
Saunders, (5) Arden, (C) Callisey.
60 d. Dash: (C) Witherspoon, (C)
Ewal, (C) Johnson, (C) Pierce, (5)
Time: :6.5.
Half Mile: (C) Parsons, (C) Hume,
(C) Thomasin, (C) Vetter, (C)
Time: 3:00.5.
High Hurdles: (C) Balagh, (C) Mat-
coux, (5) Larson, (S) Roberts, (5)
Dylsema, (5) Rug gles.
Time: :8.9.
Highjump: (5). McNab, (C) Camp-
bell, (C) Wheaton, (S) Bettevlonte,
. (5) Phillips.
Distance: 5' 8".
440: (5) Forrestal, (C) Shepard, (5)
Barnard, (5) McConnell (5) Mc-
Time: :50.9.
Total (5) 80, (C) 70.
Day or Night
Continuous from 1 P.M.
Weekdays 30c to 5 P.M.
Lost Day
Sts sunday


revived Western outfit. Michigan had
little diffiqulty in beating the Bron--
cos earlier this fall, but indications
are that Coach Buck Read has
brought his charges a long wgay since
that meeting.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan's squad
will be out to gain complete re-
venge for the double defeat. suf-
fered last winter at the hands of
Western. With one triumph al-
ready under their belts, the Wol-
vcrines ave te job hl-com-
Michigan is expected to present the
same starting lineup which has taken

U. S, Wounded in
See World Series


Dck Mixer, Veteran Gou le
Shows Marked Promise A gain

44 Michia hockeytam wsgai
Dick Mixer who in his freshman year
at the University played a full sched-
ule on the varsity -sextet and is back
again this season living up to past
Mixer, though only a first year
man on the puck squad participated
in all eight games last year which
Is quite a feat for a seasoned player,
yet alone a novice on the team who
has necver been ;in collegiate competi-
tion. When the Wolverine ice team
faced a superior Canadian squad, the
London A. C., Michigan's freshman

goalie made thirty-two saves in that
one contest.
With the practices for Chis year's
hockey squad already in progress,
Mixer is again showing fine hockey
form, and Dick says that "the team
is shaping up well and the boys are
all working hard on their basic fun-
damentals." He also remarked that
the Cpening game will be a good in-
dication of what the season will-hold
for the pucksters and by the looks
of things the Wolverines should have
a pretty fair season.
Mixer is a native of Birmingham,
Michigan, and before coming to the
University of Michigan he attended
Cranbrook School for Boys. Dick
was not only a member of the Cran-
brook varsity hockey team for three
years, but he was also center on the
school eleven and held down first
base on the baseball squad. ]In his
estimation, hockey is still the num-
ber one sport because of the fast clip
of the game and its fine competitive
Mixer is now a sophomore in the
Engineering College and besides be-
ing on the varsity sextet hc is also
on the Union Executive Council, and
a member of Triangle, honorary en-
gineering fraternity.

STATES ARMY--(P)-Convalescent
patients in the First Army's Hospital
in Belgium, plus several hundred
other G.I.'s, saw the official Ameri-
can League film of the 1944 World
ILeonard, Bucky Walters and Frankie
J. Roy Stockton, of the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch, was the master of

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