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'TR't1 ,SDAV, 1945 T HE I C 16 A NE MICHIIN DAILY

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By HANK MANTHO
Daily Sports Editor

THE UNIVERSITY of California at Los Angeles is trying desperately to get
a new head football coach, and it is rumored that the main person
in whom they are interested is Harry Stuldreher, one of the famous "Four
tHorsemen," and now head football coach at Wisconsin University.
This rumor seems to possess some authority as it originated from
Clarence A. Dykstra, former president of the University of Wisconsin and
now affiliated with U. C. L. A., and a great friend and admirer of Stuld-
reher.
However, Stuldreher denies the rumor, and claims that he would
not accept the offer regardless of the situation stating, "I am satisfied
here at Wisconsin. Wisconsin is planning a tremendous post-war
expansion in athletics, both in buildings and program. My interests
are at Wisconsin and in that program."
This attitude on the part of Stuldreher is very interesting, and inasmuch
as various other Big Ten coaches stressed their satisfaction with their
present jobs on the premise that there would be- wide post-war expan-
sion, it leaves one with a curious feeling as to how large such a program
will be, and whether or not it will revolutionize sports.
T HEN, ON the other hand, this could be used as a mere excuse by Stuid-
reher to refuse the job offered him as some clause in the profferred
contract may not have met with his approval. Stuldreher is also head
of the athletic department at Wisconsin, while at U. C. L. A. he would
have to confine his talents to football alone, and this could have been a big
factor in any decision made by the Little General.
However, the fact that Buck Shaw, former Santa Clara coach, also
turned down the same position when it was offered to him on a long
term big money contract, again poses the question as to what is wrong
with U. C. L. A., or the contract which they are so tediously trying to get
signed.
Shaw's refusal came because he wanted to continue his contract as
coach of the San Francisco team in the All-American Conference, one
of the new pro leagues which plans to start whenever possible. It is
inconceivable that Shaw would refuse a big money contract at an
established school to await the starting of another league.

Mermen Face
Gopher Squad
Here Saturday
Team Seeks Fourth
Straight over Rivals
Coach Niels Thorpe's Minnesota
swimming squad is slated to invade
Ann Arbor at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in
an effort to break the three-meet
winning streak compiled by the title-
seeking Michigan natators.
In this revival of a traditional
rivalry, the Wolverine crew is favored
to clinch its fourth straight victory
of the 1945 season. Past perfor-
mances of the two squads indicate
that Coach Matt Mann's charges
have a definite edge in most of the
events of the forthcoming tilt.
Reports from Minnesota reveal
that "the Gophers will be no match
for the Maize and Blue in the free-
style division." Wolverine captain,
Mert Church, Chuck Fries, and new-
comer Bob Mowerson are expected to
sew up the short distance clashes,
while Gordon Pulford and Dave Zim-
merman will be entrusted with the
distance tilts.
i sser Faces Ojampa
The Gophers' only apparent streng-
th is in the breaststroke and fancy
diving divisions. Vern Ojampa, Gold
and White breaststroker, will com-
pete against Big Ten champ Heini
Kesslerin that eventhattempting to
wrest victory from the hands of the
Michigan ace.
Vernon Ruotsalainen, Minnesota
diving entrant, finished second in
the 1944 Conference meet, and ac-
cording to advanced notices, stacks
up as stiff competition for the Maize
and Blue's diminutive star, blysses
Lopez.
Thommsen To Swim Backstroke
The Golden Gophers' bid for hon-
ors in the backstroke clash centers
around letterman Roland Thomm-
sen, an NRTOC cadet who will be
competing in his last meet before
graduation. Teammates Robert Do-
lan, V-12 student from Oregon, and
David Seham, V-12 pre-medical stu-
dent, will also swim for the Minne-
sota squad.
Coach Thorpe is particularly pleas-
ed with the showing of John Hol-
lingshead, 16-year old freshman
breaststroker. Hollingshead, young-
est student to make the squad in the
25 years Thorpe has been coaching
at Minnesota, beat out more experi-
enced teammates in pre-season time
trials to earn a place on the travel-
ling squad.
Hollingshead Takes Second
He placed second to veteran dj-
ampa in an exhibition meet, thus
clinching his position in the varsity
lineup. Coach Thorpe expects to
start this young stalwart against
the Wolverine crew Saturday after-
noon.
Minnesota's unknown quantity is
Bob Jones, V-12 student from Cali-
fornia. Appearing for the first time
in any competition, high school or
college, he captured a first place in
the 50-yard freestyle encounter and
took a third in the 100-yard edition
in a pre-season warm-up meet with
Wisconsin and Lawrence College.
Intramural Cage Results
GENERAL FRATERNITY

Wildcats Will Be Foes in
Last Home Tilt of Year
Morris Expected To Star for Northwestern
As Injured Lund Returns to Starting Lineup
By MARY LU HEATH
With its regular lineup once more intact, the Michigan cage squad
prepares to face Northwestern, a hitherto unknown quantity as far as the
Wolverines are concerned, and to meet Wisconsin, beaten by the Michigan
quintet last week, in two contests over the weekend.
The Wildcats, who sport a mediocre record of five losses as against
two wins in Conference standings, are not regarded as a serious threat
to the Wolverines in Friday's game here. Spark plug of the Northwestern
attack will be Max :v.orris, the high-
scoring center who leads all Big Ten to nothing in the closing minutes, the
players as a pointmaker with 114 tal- Wisconsin team fought doggedly un-
lies, 22 ahead of his nearest competit- til the final gun sounded. Two days
or, Michigan's forward, Bob Geahan. after the Michigan rout, the Badgers
Morris Stars lost to Great Lakes, one of the two
Morris, a 6 ft. 2 in. naval trainee best teams in the country, by only
on the Evanston campus, is enjoying a few points.
a banner season in his freshman year For the first time in two weeks, ace
with the Wildcat quintet. The West center Don Lund will be in the start-
Frankfort, Ill., boy, who played end
on the Northwestern football team, is ing lineup for the Wolverines. Lund,
evidently a capable replacement for who suffered an ankle injury after
Otto Graham, who starred for Coach the game with Ohio State at Colum-
Dutch Lonborg's team in his three bus recently, will be ready to go again
years with the squad. after taking it easy during the last
Meanwhile, the Wolverines antici- games. Keith Harder, who was the
pate a fair amount of trouble at fifth man on the floor for the Wol-
Madison the following night from the verines in the switch necessitated by
Wisconsin five which they had such Lund's incapacity, will probably be
little trouble in overcoming a week substituted frequently during the rest
ago. Employing the smoothest at. of the season. In the three games he
tack they had displayed all season, has started, Harder has been a defi-
the Michigan quintet swamped a nite asset in the total points column.
Badger squad which, as Coach Bennie
Oosterbaan terms it, was "definitely Barber Services
up" for the game with the Wolverines.
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to serve you at your conven-
Although their chances of winning ience.
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opening minutes of the second half Liberty off statE
of the contest, and finally dwindled

SOMETHING NEW HAS BEEN ADDED-Addition of a new trampoline
to the equipment facilities of Waterman Gym was recently announced
by Howard Leibee, PEM director. A springboard device used by divers
and other athletes as an aid to muscular coordination and form, the
trampoline will see plenty of service in future PEM programs as a condi--
tioner. The new device is already in use under the instructorship of
Glenn Neff and Bob Hayes, who are teaching elementary flips and dives
as part of the PEM routine. A second "tramp" is kept at the T-M
Building.
THE HOME STRETCH:
Matmen To Meet Highly-Rated
Minnesota Wrestlers Saturday

Hence, the same question of why U.
to sign on the dotted line again crops
watch the future proceedings on this
finally unraveled.

C. L. A. can't induce any coach
up, and it will be interesting to
issue and see if the mystery is

COLLEGE PREXIES show less fervor than does the general public over
the benefits of football to players and to schools in the Esquire
Sports Poll for February. When asked, "Is it your hope that football
will regain its position of prominence in the colleges after the war?"
the college presidents voted 52.39% "no." The general public voted 95.29%
"yes." To the question, "Do you believe that college football coaches exert
beneficial influence on their players and on the student body in general?"
the college presidents voted "no" by 53.12%, while the public voted "yes,''
83.21%.
I-M Basketball Standings

SERVICE LEAGUE
Naval Supply
Rangers
Battalion I
Fourth Lloyd
Company C
Sigma Chi V-12
RONAGS
Sangeneers

Won
5
4
3
3
2
1
1
0

Lost
0
1
2
2
2
4
4
4

PROFESSIONAL FRATERNITY
LEAGUE Won Lost
Nu Sigma Nu 5 0
Delta Tau Delta 4 1
Phi Chi 3 2
Delta Sigma Delta 3 2
Xi Psi Phi 2 2
Alpha Kappa Kappa 2 3
Phi Rho Sigma 0 4
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 0 5

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RESIDENCE HALLS
LEAGUE
Allen Rumsey
Cy Adams
Wenley
Fletcher

Won
5
4
2
0

Lost
0
I
2
5

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Very strong opposition is in store
for the Wolverine mat squad this
weekend, when Michigan meets a
Minnesota wrestling squad which is
rated as one of the best in the Con-
ference.
The usual elimination tournaments
have been taking place this week and
the strong men in each division have
held their own. Art Sachsel once
again beat his "shadow," Jim Kirk,
and Newt Skillman, 136 pounder,
staved off Bob Gittin's determined
bid.
Gittins has now challenged Fred
Booth, 145 pounder, and the out-
come of this match will decide who
will travel to Minneapolis. All the
other posts are pretty secure with
Charles Telfer, George Darrow, Jim
Galles, and Phil Holcombe all set
to go.
Bob Johnston, undefeated 128
pound grappler, may find some diffi-
culty in licking Dick Freeman in their
scheduled match this week, the win-
ner of which will represent the Wol-
verines, at 128 pounds.
The Golden Gophers possess a very
strong squad as shown by their pre-
vious record. They have won four
matches, one of these was a 36-0
shellacking of Wisconsin, and have
only lost a single meet. This loss was
administered by Indiana, which tied
Michigan last week. The decisive
drubbing of Wisconsin shows that the
Gophers have a team of pinners, and
Ruth Observes
51st Birthday
NEW YORK, Feb. 7.-(P)-Babe
Ruth hit No. 51 today.
The Big Guy is creeping up on the
record of 60 he set in 1927, but this
time the measuring stick is years,
not home runs.
"I'm just having a little birthday
party tonight," he wheezed punc-
tuating the words with hoarse barks
resulting from a heavy cold. "Twenty
people? Oh, there'll be more than
that."
The years are whipping by so rap-
idly for the Sultan of Swat he just
can't realize their passage. His huge
figure-he admits to 260 pounds now
-tented in a bright blue dressing
gown, he gazed thoughtfully through
the window of his trophy-decked
apartment at the ice-flecked Hudson.
"Nearly 20 years since I set that
record," he mused. "Seems like four
years ago. When did I hit my 51st
home run that year? I'll tell you
exactly." He hoisted his great bulk
out of the chair and waddled from
the room, returning in a moment.
"It was Sept. 13 in Cleveland, off
Willis Hudlin," he said. This seemed
like a phenomenal memory feat until
a big framed picture was observed on
the wall of his den, the photo of the
Babe surrounded by drawings of 60
baseballs, each listing the number,
date, place and pitcher of a home
run in that record string.
For
VALENTINE'S
DAY
o There is nothing lovlier than a c
bouquet of our gorgeous fresh

will provide a serious threat to the
Wolverine conference hopes.
Outstanding on the Minnesota
squad are Dick Nelson, and Dave
Lister. Sastling wrestles at 136
pounds and is undefeated so far
this season. Nelson, who was sec-
ond to George Curtis in the 145
pound conference championships
last year, will wrestle in the 155
pound division this year. Lister,
who is the Gopher heavyweight, is
also undefeated this year.
Coach Wally Weber appeared very
much satisfied with this year's edition
of the Wolverine mat squad and,
when asked whether he was going to
sweat his men down, as was done last
year for the Conference meet, he
said, "I am not going to urge it. It's
up to the boys themselves. If they
think they can beat the man in
that division they can sweat down."
1-M Basketball
Teams To Play
Intramural basketball leagues will
swing into their seventh week of com-
petition Saturday afternoon on the
Waterman gym courts with the fol-
lowing schedule of tilts:
Service League- :30; Company C
vs. Sigma Chi V-12, Sangeneers vs.
Naval Supply, Rangers vs. Battalion
I, and RONAGS vs. Fourth Lloyd.
Professional Fraternity League-
2:30; Alpha Kappa Kappa vs. Delta
Sigma Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
vs. Delta Tau Delta, Phi Chi vs. Phi
Rho Sigma, and Nu Sigma Nu vs.
Xi Psi Phi.
General Fraternity League-3:30;
Lambda Chi Alpha vs. Alpha Tau
Omega, Phi Sigma Delta vs. Zeta
Beta Tau, Sigma Chi vs. Sigma Phi
Epsilon, and Delta Kappa Epsilon vs.
Gaffers.
Independent League-4:30; Robert
Owen vs. Hi-Temps, and Rebels vs.
Golden Bears.
There will be a meeting of
Sphinx, Junior Honor Society, at
7:15 tonight, in the lounge of the
West Quad, President Hank Man-
tho announced. New initiates are
requested to bring the eight dollar
initiation fee.

LEAGUE
Sigma Phi Epsilon
.Sigma Chi
Delta Kappa Epsilon
Gaffers
Alpha Tau Omega
Phi Sigma Delta
Zeta Beta Tau
Lambda Chi Alpha
INDEPENDENT
LEAGUE
Rebels
Golden Bears
Robert Owen
Hi-Temps
Foresters

Won
5
5
3
1
2
2
2
1
Won
4
3
2
2
0

Lost
0
0
2
1
3
3
3
4
Lost
0
1
3
3
3

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