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THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE THREE

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A TOSS-UP YER:
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Foe Greatly.Weakened
Coach Matt Mann Says Wolverines Will
'Defeat Sailors by Comfortable Margin"
By HANK KEISER
All odds are heavily in favor of a victory for the Maize and Blue
swimming squad in their clash with a greatly-weakened Great Lakes team
scheduled for this Saturday at the Varsity Pool in the Sports Building.
Led by Captain Mert Church, Chuck Fries, Heini Kessler, and Gordon
Pulford, the Wolverine mermen are expected to "defeat the Sailors by a

comfortable margin," Coach Matt I
The Michigan men, in their
quest for conference and national
honors, are especially anxious to
register a decisive victory over the
Navy boys in retaliation for last
year's two defeats suffered at the
Sailor's hands.
In the initial tilt with Great Lakes
last season, the Wolverine squad was
only able to muster one first place
berth. Kessler churned his way to
honors in the- breastroke event and
thereby captured Michigan's sole vic-
tory.
Church and Fries, Maize and Blue
star free-stylers were completely out-
shone by Bill Smith, captain of the
Great Lakes team and conceded by
many to be the fastest free-styler in
the United States today. Smith, who
swam for Ohio State before enter-
ing the Navy, sped his way to the
winner's slot in both the 220 and
440-yard events and finished second
to Carl Ahlman, another Great Lakes
tankman, in the 150-yard back-
stroke.
In the 220, Smith finished ahead
of teammate Jerry Kerschner and
third place was captured by Ace
Corey of Michigan. Paul Maloney
and John McCarthy, stars of last
year's Wolverine team took second
and third place respectfully in the
440-yard tilt.
Bluejacket Dobby Burton, former
captain of the Maize and Blue squad,
defeated his ex-teammates in the
50, and T-Bone Martin, also on the
Michigan team of 1942-43, showed
his old form as he finished ahead of
I-M Hoopsters
To Play Initial
Tilts Saturday
Intramural basketball leagues have
at last been organized and will start
their season rolling next Saturday
afternoon at Waterman Gym, play-
ing each Saturday thereafter until
the final champions have been deter-
mined.
Referees are still needed to offi-
ciate at these games. Anyone wish-
ing such a job is asked to contact
Earl Riskey at the Sports Building.
Also there is room for at least
one more team in the Independent
league. Teams may not include
players who are members of the
varsity or junior varsity squads or
who have health excuses from
PEM. No eager is allowed to rep-
resent more than one outfit.
The schedule for Saturday's games
is as follows: Servicemen's League-
1:30; Battalion One vs. Fourth
Lloyd; Naval Supply vs. Ronags;
Rangers vs. V-12's and Company A
vs. Sangineers.
Professional Fraternity League-
2:30; Phi Rho Sigma (B team) vs.
Delta Sigma Delta; Phi Rho Sig-
ma (A team) vs. Xi Psi Phi; Nu
Sigma Nu vs. Delta Tau Delta and
Phi Chi vs. Alpha Kappa.
General Fraternity League-3:30;
Phi Sigma Delta vs. Alpha Tau Ome-
ga; Sigma Phi Epsilon vs. Phi Delta
Theta; Zeta Beta Tau vs. Delta
Kappa Epsilon and Sigma Chi vs.
Lambda Chi Alpha.
Independent League-4:30; Robert
Owen vs. Forresters; Hi - Temps
(practice).
There will also be practice for the
Residence Halls League at 4:30.

Mann stated with a confident smile.
:he field in the fancy diving compe-
tition.
The second dual meet with the
Sailors also ended in disaster for the
Wolverines, to the tune of 48-36.
Kessler again exhibited his cham-
pionship ability by winning the
areaststroke event, and Maloney, Na-
ional AAU long distance champ, took
the 440 for the only two firsts cap-
lured by Michigan.
Smith showed plainly that he was
king by unofficially breaking two
world's records and coming within
)ne-tenth of a second of breaking his
awn world's record in the 220. On
his way to victory in this event he
broke his own 200-yard mark of
1:56.7 by swimming the distance in
1:55 and topped Walter Spence's
long-standing figure of 1:23.8 for 150-
yards, by churning it in 1:23.5.
Church was nosed out in the
50-yard event by Sailor Ted Ho-
hart, and Fries lost the 100 to
Kerschner. The Navy squad also
took the 300-yard medliy and the
400-yard freestyle relays and, in
addition, the fancy diving contest.
However, this year Smith, Bur-
ton, Martin, and all of last season's
Sluejacket tankmen are prohibited
from participation in swimming com-
petition, in accordance with a Navy
regulation limiting all sailors to one
year of athletic competition.
Stars of this year's Navy crew are
Achilles Pulakus and Bob Diefen-
dorf, both former Michigan tank-
men. Pulakus, a short distance free-
styler, placed after both Church and
Fries in the intra-squad meets held
last year, and it is fairly safe to pre-
sume that the two Wolverine stars
will hold the edge.
Coach Mann is confident that
Heini Kessler will easily walk off with
the breaststroke event and there is
a strong pos ,ibility that his team-
mate Ralph Chubb, former football
star, will be right behind him. Char-
lie Higgins and Duane Drake are also
expected to give powerful perform-
ances in the freestyle events.
Thincicids rain
For Time Tests
The Wolverine thinclads are now
back training in earnest after a two-
week layoff, in preparation for this
month's time trials which will deter-
mine the team roster, and also who
will travel to the Millrose Games
which are set for Saturday,Feb. 3, in
Madison Square Garden.
Michigan has won their specialty,
the two-mile relay in the last four
out of five years, and have been vic-
torious for the last three straight.
The quartet composed of Bob Ufer,
Bob and Ross Hume and Dave Matt-
hews came within three seconds of
the 19-year old record of 7:44 in
1942, but last year the Wolverine
foursome was clocked in 7:53.4.
The ;exact members of this year's
relay squad are not known as yet,
but they will certainly be picked
from the Humes, Dick Barnard,
George Vetter, Dick Forrestel, Ar-
chie Parsons, Walt Fairservis, Bob
Thomason, and Dick Gehring, the
latter four all being new additions to
the track team. Parsons is the lad
who beat Bob Hume to the wire in
the half mile in the Servicemen-
Civilians intra-squad meet two weeks
ago.

Buckeye Quintet
Called Top Cage
Team in Nation
Michigan Five Plays
Indiana Here, Illinois
Away This Week-End{
Calling the Ohio State basketball
team which took Saturday's heart-
breaking 44-41 overtime from the
Wolverine cage quintet "potentially
the best team in the country ;his
year," Coach Bennie Oosterbaan
praised the fine play of both squads
in the contest.
Unable to name an outstanding
player for Michigan, Oosterbaan av-
erred that the whole team was char-
acterized by fine spirit all the way.
The Michigan coach did say that
Dick Rifenburg, who was inexperi-
enced and made understandable mis-
takes, showed great promise, for a
freshman cager. Rifenburg, who was
a state high school star, was handi-
capped by the fact that he had not
practiced with the team since the
beginning of the season and was only
appearing for the second time in
regular competition.
Oosterbaan Praises Buckeyes
Oosterbaan also praised the fine
work of the Buckeye squad, and said
that much of Michigan's effective-
ness on the defense came in check-
ing Don Grate, last year's All-Am-
erican cager. On the other hand,
much of Michigan's trouble was a
result of its ineffectiveness against
Arnie Risen, whom Oosterbaan terms
as good a center as you.could find
anywhere in the country." Risen fell
four short of the 21-point total which
he registered against the Wolverinest
in one of last year's contests.
Oosterbaan said that the turningf
point in the game came during theI
first part of the second half, when
the Buckeyes started their steady
march toward overtaking the Wol-
verines, who led at the end of the
first period. If the Michigan quin-
tet had been able to keep even with
the Buckeyes at that point in the
game, instead of catching them in
the closine -conds,.the Wolverine
coach thinks that his team would
have emerged victors at the final
gun. As it turned out, the Bucks
were never really headed from that
time on.
Team Loses Two Men
Oosterbaan believes his team bet-
ter this year than last, mostly be-
cause of the larger number of play-
ers and the greater height of this
season's aggregation.dHowever, Wol-
verine hopes received a jolt yeste-
day with the news that two men have
been lost to the team.
Morrie Bikoff, a letterman of two
years ago, has been forced to leave
the team to devote time to his scho-
lastic work as a dental student. Har-
old "Lefty" Morrill, third string cen-
ter, has been ordered to report for
Army induction.
With the Ohio State contest out
of the way, the Wolverines this week
turned their attention to Friday's
contest here with the Hoosiers and a
Saturday game in Champaign against
Illinois.
Athletics To Suffer
From New Plais
WASHINGTON-(AP)- Immediate
extension to professional football and
,baseball and other sports activities of
the ban on horse and dog racing is
not contemplated.
But plans projected by War Mobil-
izer James F. Byrnes for culling more
manpower from 4-F ranks may even-
tually hit hard at the sporting world.
Congress, Byrnes said yesterday,

should consider whether to draft all
4-Fs for war work or limited military
service. Such a program if adopted
might close down many sports, espe-
cially if most 4-Fs were put into
uniform.

r~t le-c redictions
By wUITNEY MARTIN
AssociateA Press Correspondent
0RDINARILY we would be predicting all over the place today, releasing
our Little Giant Sports Almanac, a guide to utter confusion for the
fans who don't want to know what is going to happen during the year
so feel quite safe in perusing the forecasts.
It was a harmless bit cf buffoonery, although occasionally a client would
take it quite seriously and writo in a few months later calling attention
to our errors as if we had given him a bun steer on the weather and he
had suffered great personal loss by having his seed corn washed away.
Tin s year, due to the paper shortage, we are withholding publica-
tion. Besides, who in thunder imows what is going to happen in sports.
It would be much safer to -o'cdIe what won't happen.
Instead of predicting how many $3,000,000 racing days there will be,
you can just pred ct there will be no $3,000,000 racing days, and instead
of announcing the winner of the National Open six months in advance,
you can announce there will be no National Open.
1jP TO FOUR YEARS ago you knew just what events would take place
month after month d ing the coming year. Maybe you might
miss on your forecasts of who would win certain events, but at least you
knew the events would take place. Now you don't even know that.
You could be sure there would be a certain number of baseball hold-
outs to enliven the news before the teams went south, or west. Then there
would be the training camp yarns and predictions of how the clubs
would finish..
wuYou could sandwich in a few predictions of what the golfers would
do on their winter tour, and which unfortunate gentlemen Joe Louis
would knock kicking in the Garden.
You could go on from there to your Derby and Preakness predic-

OLD TIMERS MEET-Connie Mack (left), 82-year-old manager of
thePhiladelphia Athletics, meets Amos A. Sta g, 8., footbail coach of
the College of the Pacific, at a sports dinner in Los Angeles, Calif.
The last time they met Stagg pitched for Yale against the Washington
Senators, who, ad Mack for catcheh. That was in 1838.
G1's Watch Spaghetti Bwl. Tjth
SPAGHETTI BOWL STADIUM,^I
O the Fifth Army a 20-0 winner over
Florence, Italy, Jan. 2-UP)-Among the 12th Airforce, the true story may
the 25,000 GI's and WACS at yester- be told.
day's Spaghetti Bowl Game only a Twice last weekend Jerry advised
few knew the Luftwaffe had prom- he was coming to the party "Air-
ised to drop in on the football festivi- mail." Since the game was less
ties, but those who did know can tell than three hours from the front by
you today just how it feels to be a jeep, you can readily see Jerry
decoy on a duck pond. wouldn't have had to make any over-
Now that the game is over with night jump to get there.

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tions, the naming of the National Open golf champion and the winner
of the Poughkeepsie Regatta, the victors in the major tennis tourna-
ment and the National Amateur, and forecast the schools which would
have knock-'ern dead football teams, winding up with the names of the
teams which would compete in the Bowl games a year hence.
'ELL, MOST of this fertile field has been plowed under by the war.
You know there will be no baseball holdouts, and aren't sure there will
be baseball. Eacing is out. So are the Poughkeepsie Regatta and the
Naticnal Open and National Amateur. Outside of Army and Navy you
don't know a lick about the football outlook.
This is probably a pessimistic out look for the new year, but war
never paints a pretty picture. Some day the outlook may brighten, and
may that day come soon enough to make this a happy new year.

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