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SATURDAY, JAN. 20, 9IR5

THE MI H I G A N D ALY

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Mer men Battle
Northwestern
In Pool Tonight
Swimmers Favored
To Win over Wildcats

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By HANK MANTHO
Day Sports Editor

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SPucksters Face
Sarnia Sextet
Here Tonight

Weir Scores in Closing
}o ents for Iowans
Lund Leads Michigan Scorers with 12 Pojit

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In Conference Opener
By HANK KEISER
Wolverine and Wildcat mermen
are scheduled to resume their old
rivalry at 8 p. in. today in the Sports
Building, competing in a dual meet
the results of which, in the opinion
of Coach Matt Mann, "will estab-
lish a fairly accurate criterion as to
the outcome of the Big Ten race."
Coach Mann, whose teams have
captured 14 Conference titles for the
Maize and Blue, stated further that,
"the Michigan squad is favored to
beat Northwestern's crew." This
prediction is based on the Wolver-
ine's definite edge in the short-dis-
tance freest4le and breaststroke di-
visions, In these classes Captain
Mert Church, Chuck Fries, and Heini
Kessler are counted on to garner an
impressing point total for the Maize
and Blue.
Mowerson to Perform
Newcomer Bob Mowerson, recent-
ly discharged by the Army because
of malaria contracted in the South
Pacific, will also swim for the Wol-
verines.
Ralph Chubb, star halfback of last'
season's Wolverine grid squad, will
make his debut as a natator in one
of tonight's events, Coach Mann re-
vealed. In addition, Bill Opdyke, a
member of the Navy V-12 unit, will
be given his first chance to compete
for Michigan in the freestyle events.
Davis Offers Stiff Competition
Davis, a performer in the 220 and
440 freestyle events, promises to of-
fer stiff competition to Wolverine
opponents in these races. He de-
feated both Pulakus and Pylkas of
Great Lakes in the 220 tilt, thus
givink him the edge over Church,
Michigan's entrant.
Huesner will bolster Northwest-
ern's chances in the freestyle dis-
tance events, attempting to conquerE
Michigan's Jack Zimmerman, Dave
B'ridges, and Gordon Pulford in the
440 clash. Kessler will face Wildcat
Bob Daley in the breaststroke com-
petition which, according to the past
performances of both men, promises
to be one of the heated contests of
the evening.
Tribble is Probable Winner
Conference champ Bob Tribble is
expected to churn his way to vic-
tory in the backstroke event, defeat-
ing Maize and Blue tankmen Pulford
and Bob Munson.
Northwestern was the victim of
two defeats at the hands of the Wol-
verines last season. Both dual meets
were hotly contested
Michigan
Now Showing!
SPECT ACLE AND THRILLS!

The death of the late Major John L. Griffith, left his position as'
commissioner of Big Ten athletics wide open, and sometime in the nears
future a new Western Conference czar will be selected.
I understand that one of the principle candidates is K. L. "Tug"
Wilson, director of athletics at Northwestern University, and the other
likely choice centers in our own back yard and involves Coach H. 0.
"Fritz" Crisler.
In either case it will undovbtedly be a draft as neither man is
seeking the position, and when this same topic was broached to Coach
Crisler several months ago, he stat-d very emphatically that he did not
want the job.
Both of these men have given a good example of their efficiency
in their respective schools. Wilson has been affiliated with the direct-
orship of Northwestern athletics since 1926, and not only has his ad-
ministration been a sound one, but he has also been active in the j
National Collegiate Athletic Association and Olympic committee af-
fairs.
On the other hand, Coach Crisler has been the main factor
in the impetus toward improvement of intercollegiate athletics, as well
as the intramural program on campus. And it was Coach Crisler's physi-
cal fitness program that received nation wide publicity as one of tlM
first and most complete programs of its kind. This innovation came about
during the early and dark days of the war when such leadership was'
eagerly desired.
Coach Crisler has not only handled business relations for athletes, but
he has also managed to come up with some of the best football teams in
the country year after year. This year, when he piloted a mediocre grid
squad to second place in the Big Ten standings, his genius was full recog-
nized by John L. Griffith, before said gentleman passed on.
A few days before he was fatally stricken, Griffith confided to
intimates that he had cast a "Coach-of-the Year" ballot for Crisler
ahead of Carroll Widdoes of Ohio State's undefeated team and Earl
Blaik of Army's juggernaut, the two men who beat Crisler out for this
honorary post in the actual balloting.
"Few fans realize what a tremendous job Crisler did with a team
that had average personnel at best and i nidscason lost its two key
players," stated Griffith.
'This was a sincere tribute paid to a great sports figure, and if it
were Crisler who would be drafted as the new commissioner, it would
serve as an everlasting monument of his worth and value by col-!
leagues. However, albeit the Michigan fans would appreciate the ges-
ture on the part of the drafters, I don't think that they would greet
the decision with much animation. For, as I have said earlier, and as '
many of his players have declared, "Coach Crisler is one of the
greatest, if not the greatest coach in the game today."
Believing implicitly in the above quote, I shall adhere to that old
superstitious idea and join the ranks of Michigan followers who are keep-
ing their fingers crossed in the hope that they will again see Crisler walk
out onto the field with his football team in the initial game of the 1945
grid season.

Michigan Out To BEreak . heri4ie T) Meet Buwkck es Awiy Tonight
Into Winning Colun By BILL MULl ENEIORE
By RUTH ELCONIN In one of the m st weird spectacles the way. After Weir had sent the
Michigan's hockey team will face ever witnessed on the Yost Field Hawks into a one-point lead in the
a strong Point Edward .squad from House basketball floor Iowa's Hawk- last minute, guard Walt Kell and
Sarnia, Ontario, at 8:00 p. m. today eyes came from behidg the closig center Don Lund, who paced the
at the Coliseum, at which time the minutes to edge out Michigan, 29-27, Michigan scoring column with 12
Wolverine pucksters hope to break ater both suaps threaten seve oints, narrowly missed breakaway
intothewinnng olum bychalingtimes to turn the whole affair into a shots.
into the winning column by chalkingcircus.
up their first victory of the season. The Hawkeyes. obviously bewil- Starting at a snail's pace, the Wol-
Coach Vic Heyliger said that the dered by Michigan's controlled ball verinesjumped into a 6-0 lead on
Sarnia Club in past years has had ts~ctics; failed to get going until mid-- goals by Don, Lindquist, Kell and
good teams, but the 1945 squad gives way throiigh the second half. but Lund, as the hapless Iowans failed
indications of being not as powerful the miserably in their attempts to break
I hnrose to the occasion and pro- mntso
as the Vickers sextet who defeated ededto play basketball for the last the ice. Not until eight minutes of
the Wolverines 12-6 in the opening ten minutes, overcoming a 25-16 the half had elapsed did the Hawks
hockey game of the season. deficit, cash in as center Clayton Wilkinson,
Sulentich Fills Center Spot Murray Weir, substitute forward, whose 11 points tied Weir for leader-
The Maize and Biue hockey men- proved to be the hero of the Iowa ship in Iowa scoring, hit from mid-
tor announced that there is a new cause as he pumped in two field goals court.
addition to the rinksters and he is with his team behind, 27-24, and one Hawks Lackadaisical
Carl Sulentich who will fill the cen- minute remaining. Co-captain Jack Playing very deliberately, the Wol-
ter spot on the first forward line. Spencer added the final Hawkeye verines held onto their edge as their
Sulentich has just become eligible point on a technical foul 20 seconds opponents failed to do anything
and he will play alongside Captain before the gun sounded. about the situation during the first
Ted Greer and speedy John Jens- Michigan Misses half. The lackadaisical Hawkeyes
wold. Rounding out the team, there The Wolverines had their mo- recovered sufficiently to draw within
is Bob Henderson and Herb Upton ments, however, as they led most of four points of the lead as the half
as defensemen and Dick Mixer tend- ended with the score 15-11 in Michi-
ing the nets. In the reserve posi- gan's favor.
tions, Heyliger has three capable !rTheIeWolverines increased their.
players in Francis Allman, Fred margin to eight as the second stanza
Lounsberry, and Bob Lilienfield. opened on two quick baskets by Lund,
Wolverines 1ave Two Defeats 14S ItllIl and kept their lead safe until the last
The Michigan sextet has not made ten minutes when Iowa finally awak-
a favorable record up to date with At Field H ouse ened to the fact that it was behind.
two defeats and no victories. In the .Iowa Revives
initial game against the Vickers riWith the score 25-16, Clayton Wil-
Athletic Club from Detroit, the WoI Telfer Elected Captain kinson started the ball rolling with a
verines were subdued by a more ex- For Today's Contest long shot, and followed it up by
perienced team and Heyliger said caging two free throws and a tip-in.
that Michigan lacked reserves and By STAN SAUERIIAFT Kell made it 26-20 with a free throw,
the squad was weak defensively as Fresh from its convincing victory but Dick Ives, Iowa's scoring ace who
the score indicates. over Northwestern, Michigan's wres- was held to a meager four points,
Last Saturday at Minneapolis the tling team will meet Illinois at 2:30 added another tip.
Gophers scored an impressive vie- p. m. today in Yost Field House Kell scored again from the charity
tory by trouncing the "M" ice team in the second round of its defense line, but Weir then took matters into
10-0, and again one of the main of the Western Conference cham- his own hands with three straight
reasons for the defeat was the lack pionship. goals "to put the game into the Iowa
of reserve power. Also the Minne- The Fighting Illini come up to win column.
sota rink is somewhat larger than this contest with two previous The otherwise dull contest was
the Michigan Coliseum and the Go- meets under their belt. In their enlivened in the closing minutes by
phers used the added width to great first engagement they lost to the a near fight between the Iowa bench-
advantage as their superior speed powerful Iowa Pre-Flight mat warmers and the official scorer over
allowed them to break away from the squad, but last week they turned a disputed decision on the floor.
slower Wolverines. back the Purdue grapplers, 0-9. Tonight, the Wolverines travel to
One of the key men on the Illini Ohio State where they will make an
squad is Roland Hardne;s who wres- feffort to climb back to the .500 ;
ties in the 165-pound division. wrek- having now won two and lost three
tie inthe105pond iviion Hak-in Conference play. One of the de-
ness gained Illinois' only triumph in feats was at the hands of the Buck-
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retary for the Methodist Federation
for Social Service.,
Univei'sity Lutheran Chapel, 1511
Washtenaw, has its Sunday service;
for Lutheran students and service-
men at 11. This Sunday the Rev.
Alfred Scheips will preach on the
subject, "Jesus' Miracles and Sci-
ence."
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Studentt
Club, will have its regular Sunday
supper meeting at the Student Cen-t
ter at 5 o'clock, followed by a discus-!
sion of "When the Boys Come Back,"
led by Dorothy Cannon, '475N. '
Unity: Sunday service at Michigana
League Chapel at 4 o'clock, with a'
report on the Eastern States District
Conference by Marie Munro. Stu-
dent Discussion Group at 7 o'clock at'
D IHE CT OU1
LOST AND FOUND
LOST: Cocker spaniel, black and
white male, 9 months. Any infor-
mation regarding dog will be ap-
preciated. Reward. Phone 2-1729.
LOST: Black wallet with identifica-
tion card and trunk keys. Lost in
League Thursday night: Call El-
eanor Daniels, 4315.
LOST: Letter containing ration book
froi Ash tabula, Ohio, In League
cafeteria Wednesday noon. Re-
ward. Call 2-3236.
EASTERN STAR EMBLEM from
necklace lost in vicinity of Michi-
gan Theater. If found call oper-
ator, Couzen's Hall.

the Unity Reading Rooms, 310 S.I
State. New Class in Spiritual Healing
to begin Tuesday night at 8 o'clock,
also in Reading Rooms.
Memorial Christian Church (Dis-
ciples): 10:45 a.m., Morning worship.;
The Rev. Eugene Zendt will speak
on "Higher Education. Christian."
5 p.m., Guild Sunday Evening Hour.
Following the supper Rev. Chester
Loucks will speak on "The Dangers'
of Devotion." Miss Marjorie Warren
will lead the closing worship service.
First Baptist Church: 512 E. Huron.'
Rev. C. H. Loucks, Minister. Roger
Williams Guild House. 502 E. Huron.
Saturday, Jan. 20: :10, Choir re-
hearsal at the church; 8:30, Square
dance for Roger Williams Guild en-
tertaining Congregational - Disciples
Guild in the church basement. Sun-
day, Jan. 21: 10, Study class. Panel
discussion on the Idea of Right and
Wrong: 11. Morning worship "Speak
for Yourself," Rev. Loucks; 5, Roger
Williams Guild. Dr. Frank Littell
will address the group on "Inter-
denominational Cooperation;" 6, Cost
supper.
First Congregationa Church: State
and William Sts. Minister, Dr. Leon-
ard A. Parr. Director Congregation-
al-Disciples Guild, Rev. H. L. Pick-
erill. 10:45 a.m., Public worship. Dr.

Parr will speak on "You Can Be
Sure!" 5 p.m.. Congregational-Dis-
ciples Guild meets in the Christian
Church (Disciples) Hill and Tappan.-
Rev. Chester Loucks will speak on
"The Dangers of Devotion,"

victorious again last week. Coach
Newt Law of Illinois has appointed
him acting captain for today's meet.
Michigan's acting captain in this
contest will be Charles Telfer, who
was elected by the varsity yester-
day. Telfer also competes in the
165-pound bracket, hence this
weight will offer a battle of the op-
posing captains which should provex

mighty interesting.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Lat- In the openin match of the day,
ter Day Saints: Sunday services will ni ay
be held at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Art Sachsel will meet- Bob Burwell,j
the Michigan League. lilini 121-pounder. Bob Johnston,
Wolverine 128-pound grappler will
Grace Bible Fellowship: Masonic then take on George Voorhees. Both
Temple, 327 S. Fourth Ave. Harold of these men were victorious in their
J. DeVries, Pastor. 10 a.m., Univer- bouts last week against Purdue. .
sity Bible Class. Ted Groesbeck, Bob Smith of the Fighting 11-
leader. 11 a.m., Message by the pas- I lini will provide the opposition for
tor, "Ye Hypocrites!" 6:30 p.m.,! Newt Skillman in the 136-pound
Youth forum. 7:30 p.m., "What Can class while Fred Booth, winner by
Youth Believe-About the Bible?" a fall last week for the Wolver-

Basketball?
MICHIGAN FG FT PF TP
Geahan, f.......... 2 0 2 4
Mullaney, f.........2 1 2 5
Berce, f............ 0 0 0 0
Lund, c ...5 2 4 12
Hilkene, c ........,. 0 0 0 0
Lindquist, g ....... 2 0 4
Kellg .......... 0 2 1 2
TOTALS... .....1. 5 10 27
IOWA FG FT.PF TP
Ives, f .............. 2 0 2 4
Postels, f.......... 0 0 0 0
Weir, f ............. 5 1 1 11
C. Wilkinson, c......4 3 4 11
H. Wilkinson, g ..., 0 0 0 0
Spencer, g .......... 1 1 1 3
TOTALS.........12 5 8 29
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First Church of Christ, Scientist:
409 S. Division St. Wednesday eve-
ning service at 8 p.m. Sunday morn-
ing service at 10:30 a.m. Subject
"Life." Sunday school at 11:45 a.m.
A convenient reading room is main-f
tained by this church at 106 E.
Washington St. where the Bible, also
the Christian Science Textbook, "Sci-1
ence and Health with Key to the
Scriptures" and other writings by
Mary Baker Eddy may be read, bor-
rowed or purchased. .Open daily
except Sundays and holidays from
11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays until
9 p.m.

ines will engage Bob ofiannon.
Stu Snyder will be a surprise
starter for Michigan when he op-
poses Ed Bower of Illinois in the
155-pound class. Snyder defeated
George Darrow in this week's intra-
squad tournament wrestling thereby
earning a starting berth for him-1
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