FRAY JAN. i.-1945 T"THE MICHIGAN DAILY
a ers Intig For eason's Iirst Big e
Clash in Pool Saturday
Great Lakes' Triumph over Northwestern
Rates Gobs as Formidable Swimming Foe
By BUD ROVIT
"Great Lakes may be tougher thar
we expected, but the boys are read3
to go, and they should avenge lasi
year's two defeats."
So said Matt Mann, Wolverine
swimming coach, today, in referenc
to Michigan's first meet in the off i-
cial 1945 swimming schedule. H
warned, however, that Great Lake,
will not be the cinch they were first
regarded as, in view of their smash-
ing triumph over Northwestern tw(
Wildcats Down Northwestern
Northwestern was thought by mangy
to boast a championship squad thi:
year, as both Bob Tribble and Ed
Walsh, leading contenders in last
seasons breaststroke and backstroke
divisions, had returned to the Wild-
The Bluejackets defeated their
handily by the efforts of four De-
troit boys and Achilles Pulakus, anc
Bob Diefendorf. Even without Smith
Martin, and Burton, Great Lakes hac
a power-laden team, and may prove
to be a formidable opponent tomor-
Wolverines Eager For Revenge
The Maize and Blue on the other
hand, are well-tempered and eage)
to trounce the only team with th(
exception of Ohio State, to beat
them twice in one season. The four
lettermen in particular, who witness-
ed last years losses are raring to re-
place the Savy pennant with Michi-
Seek Third Win
EAST LANSING, Jan. 5-(AP)-
Michigan State College's basketball
team will try to break a three-game
losing streak when it meets the Uni-
versity of Cincinnati here Saturday
Coach Ben F. Van Alstyne said ien
planned to start Sam Fortino, lead-
ing Spartan scorer, and Bill Rap-
chak at forward, with Bill Krall at
center. He said Bob O'Leary, whc-
stood out in the game with Iowa
will start at guard instead of Paul
Bauman. Joe Beyer will be at the
other guard position.
,ans Maize and Blue. These men,
3ig Ten Champions Mert Church,
Chuck Fries, and Hienie Kessler'
tlong with the Wolverine ace back-
;troker Gordon Puiford, will see a'
tot of action tomorrow night, and are
slated to give a good account of them-
The two divers, Carl Agriesti and
Bill Lopez are expected by Mann, to
7aking the Count
By CAVE LOEWENRERG
Associate Sports Editor
By DAVE LOEWENBERG
Associate Sports Editor
NOW THAT THE MANPOWER blackout has engulfed all race tracks,
baseball leaders are becoming deeply concerned as to whether the same
fate awaits the national pastime.
If the directives of James F. Byrnes and Paul V. McNutt have
any meaning, diamond addicts need not spend any restless nights, at
least, for the present. According to these two officials who run the
manpower show, baseball is a bridge to be considered and crossed when
the time comes and only if it becomes necessary.
Baseball has not yet been seriously considered as a threat to war pro-
duction. Summer before last the White House and Commissioner McNutt
regarded baseball as a great morale builder. Since then, statements com-
ing from the front back up the validity of this point.
FURTHERMORE, FANS CAN get to the parks by utilizing the city's
transportation facilities, while in the case of race tracks the entire
national transportation system has been taxed with the use of auto-
mobiles and special trains.
The general concensus in Washington is that baseball will be docked
only if acts as a further stimulant to war plant absenteeism during the
critical production crisis.
Even then, manpower officials believe, the growing tendency toward
playing league games at night probably will be a deterrent against
closing orders. Daytime absenteeism has been the. most serious, war
plant managers say.
yIC HEYLIGER, MICHIGAN'S new hockey coach, predicts a postwar
hockey boom with teams at Illinois, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin
as well as Michigan and Minnesota. . . . Ray Fisher, Wolverine baseball
coach, has an excellent hurling prospect in 6 ft., 4 in. Jack Markward,
former Chicago athlete. . . . One of Coach Mann's former swirring pupils,
is Dick Arlen of movie fame. . . . Two former Michigan gridiron heroes,
Benny Friedman, All-American quarterback in 1926, and Paul Goebel,
end and captain of the 1922 Wolverines, are seeing action on the big
Navy aircraft carriers.
New 4-F Legislation Will Hit
ard at Organized Baseball
;arner some points in their particu-
ar event. Ever since the Swim Gala
,hese boys have been undergoing in-
;ensified daily practice sessions under
,he expert tutelage of Matt Mann,
nd Mann feels confident that this
graining will pay dividends in tomor-
rows aquatic tourney.
Duane Drake and Charlie Higgins
gave been going great guns in the
freestyle, along with distance man,
iDe n S
'round the corner on State
COATS, SUITS, DRESSES, SKIRTS,
HANDBAGS, SLACK SUITS, JUMPERS
By BUS HAM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4-(--An
all-out work-or-fight order might
land a staggering blow on organized
baseball, but other sports probably
would be able to continue.
This was the view today of sports
observers after recent comment by
President Roosevelt and War Mobil-
ization Director Jimmy Byrnes had
percolated for a while.
Byrnes, in effect, asked Con-
gress for legislation to channel the
country's four million 4-F's, includ-
ing rejected and discharged ath-
letes, into war plants or limited
service in the armed forces.
The President said that he thought
such legislation would be all right.
Baseball teams are on the road
about two weeks at a clip, which
would make it almost impossible for
players to qualify as war workers.
Under Byrnes' proposal the game
would have to get along with play-
ers who are not subject to work-
or-fight regulations, leaving pretty
Professional football would be on
an entirely different footing, as far
as can be seen now.
The gridiron teams of the Eastern
and Western divisions of the Na-
tional League, as an example, play
only on Sundays. Their longest trips
Washington could leave late Sat-
urday afternoon for a game in
Chicago or Detroit, reach its desti-
nation in ample time to prepare
for Sunday's kickoff, and return
Red Wings Tied
By Rangers, 4-4
NEW YORK, Jan. 4.-(IP)-The
crippled New York Rangers battled
the Detroit Red Wings to a stand-
still tonight to gain a 4-4 tie with
the National Hockey League's sec-'
ond-place club. A crowd of 11,274
saw the Rangers come back and
nearly win after being two goals
down less than seven minutes after
the game began.
The deadlock,second in six games
between the teams this season, left
Detroit two points behind the league-
leading Montreal Canadiens, who
were beaten by Toronto.
With two regular defensemen in-
jured and center Phil Watson under-
taking to fill in on the back line
despite a broken hand, the Rangers
appeared in for a beating when Eddie
Bruneteau caromed a goal off Fritz
Hunt's stick in the first minute of
play and his older brother, Modere,
made another at 6:20.
home early enough for its players
to report on war jobs Monday
Practice sessions could be held at
Some of these teams have been
operating under such conditions for
a year or two, especially those in de-
fense centers like Chicago, Detroit,
Philadelphia and Brooklyn. ;,
Many of their younger players are
war workers now, might not be af-
fected by a work-or-fight draft.
Hockey teams also would be able
.to continue' since many of the
rinkmen are Canadians.
Professional boxing is an indivi-
dual proposition with no direct city
or league affect.
College teams, while losing some
players now classified 4-F, would be
able to fill out their ranks with
youngsters sufficie'ntly able to carry
Lund To Fill
Don Lund, stellar Michigan athlete
and co-captain of the 1944 football
team, has been named to fill the stu-
dent vacancy in the Board in Control
of Athletics created by the depart-
ure of Bob Wiese to another Naval
training base, Athletic Director H.
O. Crisler announced yesterday.
Lund, a senior in the Literary
school, has been a three-sport man
since entering the University from
Southeastern High School in De-
troit. With seven major letters al-
ready to his credit, Lund is expected
to become the sixth Michigan athlete
to annex nine "M"'s when he receives
awards in basketball and baseball
before graduation in June.
Lund has captained the football,
baseball, and basketball teams dur-
ing his career here, being named to
the football captaincy also as suc-
cessor to Wiese, star fullback who
left at mid-season.
Face Strong ; .
Hockey Season To
After winning five of eight games
in 1944, and turning in its best rec-
ords in years, practically the same
veteran Wolverine hockey squad will
take the ice at 8 p. m. tomorrow night
in the Michigan Skating Rink in an
attempt to down the Vickers A. C.
Of the 1944 team, which was cap-
tained by Bob Derleth, four men are
returning to bolster what promises to
be a fast-moving outfit. Captain Ted
Greer will hold down the center spot,
John Jenswold, steller left winger
is again at this position, Bob Hen-
derson will start at left defense, and
Dick Mixer, dependable goalie, will
be in the nets.
Last year's sextet enmassed a total
of 39 goals to the opposition's 31, and
proved to be as rough and tumble as
any of the Canadian foes they en-
Wolverine coach Vic Heyliger an-
nounced the starting line-up for the
opening tilt, naming the four veter-
ans along with Fred Lounsberry at
right wing, and Francis Allman, right
In reserve, the Maize and Blue
sextet has Herb Upton, center; Bob
Leienfield, right winger; Paul Haugh,
leftwingman, and Bob Graham, de-
Heyliger stated that the team has
had several scrimmages, and that the
squad is stressing passing attacks
and shooting accuracy. He also said
that the team'has shown great im-
provement since the earlier practice
sessions of the season.
Last year the Vickers were one of
the three clubs who were able to de-
feat the Wolverine pucksters, and
Heyliger singled out two members of
the club as outstanding players.
Frank Reuelle, who played with the
Indianapolis Capitals in the Ameri-
can Hockey League last year, and
Jim Baudino, center, who is well
known in amateur hockey circles were
described as "men to watch."
Ann Curis To
NEW YORK, Jan. 4-(1A)--Ann
Curtis, statuesque San Francisco Miss
who holds a national swimming rec-
ord for each of her 18 years, is the
winner of the James E. Sullivan
Memorial Award for 1944,.Secretary-
Treasurer Dan Ferris of the Na-
tional Amateur Athletic Union an-
She is the first woman ever to win
the trophy, which will be given her
at a ceremony still to be arranged.
The award, decided by the vote of
600 sports writers and broadcasters,
is given annually to the athlete judg-
ed to have done the most during the
year to advance the cause of sports-
manship. Last summer at the Na-
tional AAU outdoor meet Miss Cur-
tis won every free style event.
In the Sullivan award poll, won
last year by Trackman Gil Dodds,
the San Francisco Miss garnered 694
points to 440 for Yale's Alan Ford,
also a swimmer. On Dec. 18 Miss
Curtis was named the year's out-
standing woman athlete in a voting
tabulated by the Associated Press.
A third swimmer, Bill Smith of
Honolulu and Ohio State, was third
with 307 points. Pauline Betz of
Los Angeles, three-time winner of
the National Tennis Championships,
followed with 264.
Wolverine Quintet Meets
Indiana Squad Tonight'
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