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FRIDAY, FE-P. 9,, 1945



FRIDAY, ~'EB. 9, 1945 PAGL TI









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Wolverines To Play Host
To Six Mid- West Schools
Michigan State, Purdue, Notre Dame, O.S.U.,
Marquette, Western Michigan, Michigan To Vie
When the Wolverines play host to six other Mid-West schools in the
Michigan Relays 7:30 tomorrow night, the Yost Field House will be jammed
with more trackmen than possibly ever before since its construction.
The meet, which will bring together Purdue, Michigan State, Ohio State,
Western Michigan, Notre Dame and Michigan, has a total number of 194
entries, and as the schedule now stands, will be the only home appearance of
the Wolverines during the indoor season.

Pucksters Face
Waterloo Sextet
In Home Game

taking the £ound4
Daily Sports Editor

Michigan Will Meet Northwestern
Squad in Final Home Appearance

Maize'and Blue
To Crack .500


Marquette University became antj
eleventh hour entry late yesterday
when it was anonunced that a three-
man squad would represent the Hill-
toppers in the Carnival.
Four of the teams have seen action
against each other, while for Michi-
gan and Purdue, Saturday will be the
first intercollegiate competition. Last
week, Coach "Doc" Handy's Notre
Dame crew opened its 1945 season
with a 70-30 victory over Western
Michigan. In doing so, they displayed
power in the mile, half-mile, and shot
put, scoring slams in the latter two.,
However, the individual scoring
honors in this meet went to two
Bronco mainstays, Bill Porter, who
captured first in the 60-yard dash
and both hurdle events, and Bill
Moore, who won both the pole vault
and the broad jump. Moore was a
member of the Drake University
team last year, and has reached
13' 6" in competition.
In the other meet, Ohio State putf
on an impressive show by drubbing
Michigan State 73-31. The Buck-
eyes led by captain Johnny Schmidt,
Conference pole vault champion, and
1tus Thomas, veteran shot-putter,
showed team balance as they garner-
ed ten firsts, six seconds, and seven
Pre-meet dope establishes the Wol-
verines as favorites to grab the team
title, but they will encounter plenty
of opposition not only from Notre
Dame and Ohio State, who both have

victories under their belts, but from
Purdue, who has Ben Harvey, sec-
ond in the Conference dashes last
year, and Dick Major and Don Weber,
two -hold-overs from the Big Ten
championship mile relay squad.
Of the 40 men running for Mich-
igan, only seven are returning let-
termei from last year's squad. Ross
and Bob Hume, co-owners of the
Conference mile crown, will be
running in the two-mile relay and
the distance medley relay.
Dick Barnard and Dick Forrestel,j
two veteran middle distance men, are
doubtful starters. Barnard has been
ill with glandular fever, and Forres-
tel is still favoring an ankle which he
twisted in a spill while running in
the Millrose games last week.
Much of the responsibility for gain-
ing another Wolverine victory will lie
on the shoulders of newcomers to the
squad. Bob Thomason, a freshman
from Asbury Park, N. J., will be com-
peting in the two-mile relay, and the
distance relay, as will Archie Par-
sons, a former N. Y. U. trackster.
Bill Marcoux, who according to
coach Ken Doherty, is "a very
promising hurdler," will be clashing
with Western Michigan's Porter,
and Bill Seibert, an Ohio State
stalwart, in his first meet for Mich-
Preliminaries in the hurdles and
the 60-yard dash will get underway
at 7:00, and final events will be start-
ed at 7:30.

Michigan's hockey team will face
the strong Waterloo squad tomorrow
night at the Skating Rink in the
hope of hitting the .500 mark for
this semester.
Waterloo Also Beat Brantford
Waterloo has also beaten the
Brantford sextet which the Wolver-
ines squashed, 6-4, two wekes ago.
This point alone makes this encoun-
ter an even one. Therefore, the tilt
wil lhe very interesting as are all
games when both teams are of equal
This week the Maize and Blue sex-
tet has been trying to get Dick Mix-
er calmed down when there is a
rush for the net. In previous games
Mixer has become flustered and,
when in this condition, he skates out
far enough from the goal so that the
j net is almost an open target.
Will Mixer Be Cured?
In last week's tilt this caused Min-
nesota to score more points than if
he had been right in the net. If
Mixer is cured of this "ill," it seems
almost certain that the Wolverine
pucksters will break that sought for
.500 mark.
Bob Henderson, who was injured
in last weeks encounter, will be in
the starting line-up tomorrow night.
Captain Ted Greer and John Jens-
wold will be in the wing slots with
Carl Sulentich at center. Filling out
the defensive positions are Hender-

IN A RECENT meeting of Big Ten athletic supervisors in Columbus, plans
were formulated for a program of physical rehabilitation of veterans
returning to the various colleges.
Although no plans were definitely made concerning this program,
this is the first conference of its type, and it should tend to hearten
the ardent supporters of such a plan, who have been clamoring long and
loud to get this type of work started.
As things now stand, medically discharged veterans are exempted
from P.E.M., as it would be utter folly to compel them to take such a
program after undergoing vigorous training in the Services, plus the
fact that they were injured.
While there is now on campus a nucleus of an organization in the
form of a modified P.E.M. section for civilian students who can't stand
the strain of the regular program, this modified plan should be extended
to include the returning medically discharged veterans, along with this
civilian group.
T HIS MODIFIED project now being employed is really the forerunner of
a plan that the Western Conference is endeavoring to incorporate into
the physical education departments of the Mid-Western schools, which will
provide regulated physical exercises for injured veterans, plus a more
elaborate intramural competition set-up and better recreational facilities.
Such a revamped program would have the effect of stimulating an active
interest in sports rather than relegating the veterans to the category of
sideline ahletes.
'At the present time, the only type of physical rehabilitation offered
to servicemen is in the various Army and Navy rehabilitation centers and
rest camps spaced throughout the nation. However, after a serviceman
has been discharged, all that is offered him is medical aid, not physical
aid. Thus there is no follow-up to this rehabilitation work started in the
various service centers for that purpose.
Granted that the universities throughout the country couldn't
maintain rehabilitation centers on the form of those of the service
hospitals, as such an expansion would cost too much because it would
necessitate new buildings to house the different types of equipment.
But this new type of modified P.E.M. plan, if expanded, could serve as a
follow-up for discharged servicemen to continue the kind of work
the rehabilitation centers initiated while these servicemen were under
their care.
This problem has been thrown into the background by the recent
ballyhoo on 4-F athletes, but official estimates have stated that approxi-
mately 2,000,000 men will be going back to school after the war, and it is
about time that some serious attention be devoted to such a plan.
THE BIG TEN colleges are the only ones that have expended any thought
on this topic, as evidenced by the meeting in Columbus, and as has
been the case in the inovation of other policies, it looks like the Western
Conference will again prove to be the trailblazers for another worthy project.
Matmen Face Gophers Tomorrow

Don Lund Returns To
Starting Five Tonight !
Michigan basketball fans will have
their last opportunity to see the
1944-45 cage team in action at 7:30
p.m. today in Yost Field House when
the Wdlverines take on Northwestern
University in the last home game of
the season.
Bolstered by the definite return of
center Don Lund to the starting
lineup after an absence of three
weeks, Michigan still may not be at
full strength for the tilt. Coach Ben-
nie Oosterbaan, who has piloted the
squad to a record of 11 wins and five
losses so far this season, is suffering
from a heavy cold and may not be
able to take his customary place on
the Wolverine bench. Assistant Coach
Bill Barclay will take over if Ooster-
baan is unable to make an appear-
Battle Between Scorers
The game shapes up as a possible
battle between the two scoring lead-
ers in the WesternfConference, who
will be face to face for the first time
during the campaign. Max Morris,
Wildcat center, leads the parade
with 114 points in seven games. His
nearest competitor is Michigan's Bob
Geahan, who has piled up 92 in nine
Despite possession of the Big Ten
scoring ace, Northwestern has found

the going rather hard this year. After
getting off to a flying start with two
victories, the Wildcats went into a
tailspin from which they have never
emerged, losing five straight Con-
ference encounters. Now entrenched
in a three-way tie for last place,
Northwestern has only five more
games in which to improve its two
and five standing.
Michigan Goal Is .500 Mark
The Wolverines have as their goal
the elusive .500 mark, in the Confer-
ence race which has always been just
out of reach. Last week-end, Michi-
gan pulled even by beating Wiscon-
sin Friday night but dropped below
again the following evening by losing
to Iowa. The Wolverine Big Ten rec-
ord now stands at four won and five
lost, good for fifth place in the stand-
Michigan's lineup is expected, to
include Geahan and John Mullaney,
leading scorer last Saturday at Iowa
with 13 points at forwards, Lund at
center, and Walt Kell and Don Lind-
quist at guards. This quintet repre-
sents a return to the lineup which
played through the early part of the
schedule before Lund's injury.
Tomorrow night, the Wolverines
will meet Wisconsin at Madison for
the second time this season. Michi-
gan holds a 50-39 decision over the
adgers in a game played here last



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Baseball Still
Searching for'
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK, Feb. 8.-A four-man
committee was named today to hunt
out the man for the $50,000-a-year
job as baseball commissioner.
.Will Hjarridge of the Anie±ican
League, picked Alva Bradley of Cleve-
land and Donald L. Barnes of St.
Louis as the representatives of his
circuit while Ford C. Frick, presi-
dent of the National loop and often
mentioned as the possible successor
of the late K. M. Landis, selected
Phil Wrigley of Chicago, and Sam
Breadon of St. Louis.
Frick Strong Prospect
With neither loop president on the
committee, some baseball men im-
mediately predicted that Frick still
was a strong prospect for the job
set up last Saturday when the major
league moguls adopted the agree-
ment that re-established the com-
missioner's office.
Harridge has announced he is not
interested in the position although
the occupant will be given a seven-
v ear contract at $50,000 annually.
Frick Is Silent
Frick has been silent regarding the
position. Breadon, president of the
St. Louis Cardinals, favored Frick
before Saturday's meeting at which
it was reported that the former base-
ball scribe had 11 of the required 12
Wrigley and Bradley, in comments
prior to last week-end's meeting, in-
dicated they preferred a man not
connected with baseball for the job.
James A. Farley, one-time Grassy
Point, N.Y. first baseman and former
Postmaster-General, and J. Edgar
Hoover, head of the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, loom as the top-
ranking candidates in this category.


Coach Wally Weber, yesterday, an-
nounced the members of -he Wolver-
ine wrestling squad that will journey
to Minneapolis to meet a strong Min-
nesota squad, Saturday.
Weber said that Art Sachsel, Bob
Johnston, Newt Skillman, Fred
Booth, George Darrow, Charles Tel-
fer, Jim Galles, and Phil Holcombe
will make the longest trip of the
The Wolverines will find the going
very tough when they meet one of
the strongest Minnesota squads ever
to wrestle against Michigan. The
Gophers are especially strong in the
heavier weights. There they have
Dick Nelson, runner-up to George
Curtis in the 145 pound champion-
ships last year who wrestles now at
155 pounds.
They also have Bill Aldworth,
heavyweight veteran of last year's
squad, who recently returned to the
team. This shift will allow Coach
Clarence Ossell to sweat Rod Lister
Course for
A thorough, intensive course -start-
ing February, July, October.
Registration now open.
Regular day and evening school
throughout the year. Catalog
President, John Robert Gregg, S.C.D.?
Director, Paul M. Pair. M.A.I
Dept. C. P. 6 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago 2, Illinois

down to 175 pounds. This will
strengthen a position weakened by
the loss of Ivan Doseff, former 175
Thus the Gopher squad is much
stronger than the one which faced
the Wolverines last year, and al-
though Michigan should be favored
by comparative scores against Indi-
ana, this match will be fought on
very even terms.
The Daily asks its readers to
refrain from calling in for infor-
mation concerning Michigan ath-
letic contests. Full details of the
games will be carried in the fol-
lowing day's Daily.




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if you give her the number of the telephone you are
calling. Do you usually do that?
WHEN "long distance" is unable to get your connection
at once and says she will call you, do you remain near
the telephone, ready to talk when called?
EVENING is about'the only time most service men and
women can telephone. Do you save the wires for thenm
from 7 to 10?
LONG DISTANCE circuits to war-busy points usually
are crowded. Do you use those lines only when your
call is really urgent?
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