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Hockey, Basketball eams

Pucksters Open Season
With Windsor Spitfires

Harvard-Yale, USC- U CLA
Supplement Service Clash
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SC ompete 7
Cagers !Jkee Spwruns
In Bid for Second Win
- Seven Naned for Possible Starting Beits;

To Be

Lines, Two Teams
Ready for Action

of Defensemen
in Tonight's Game
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(Continued from Page 1)


Arnot will be flanked by Dick Star-
rak and Sam Steadman.
Bob Marshall and Ross Smith will
relieve Hill and Cassalter at defense.
Thus Coach Heyliger will be able to
keep two fresh teams on the ice at
all times. However, Marshall may see
only limited service tonight, having
just recovered from a throat ailment
and not being in the top physical
Spitfires Boast Vets
Coach Jack Dent's starting sextet
is an entirely veteran aggregation.
For the Spitfires it will be high scor-
ing Muff Montforton holding down
the center spot, Earl Keyes at left
wing and Gord Hailey at right wing.
Earl Brandy and Lou Poalatto are
the defensemen. Mony Reynolds will
be in the goalie crease.
Windsor's other forwards include
Harry Marchand, Bill Boyce, and
Mike Russ. Al Dutchuk and Jack
Brown will assist in defense duties.
Visitors Youthful
Like the Wolverines, the Spitfires
are a young crew, but they are an
experienced crew. Last year they were
good enough to cop the junior hon-
ors in Ontario. Indications are that
the Windsor club is as strong as last
The varsity concluded pre-season
drills today by concentrating on
quick-breaking plays starting from
their own defense zone. In practice
this week, Heyliger pointed out one
weakness in the Wolverine offense.
"The boys haven't been clearing the
puck from our defense zone the way
they should when being pressed.
Other than that we're in good shape
for the game."
Teammates Play Again
Playing together again for the Wol-
verines tonight will be three former
teammates on the Eveleth Minnesota
high school squad, Grant, Cossalter,
and Celley, who led their sextet to

NEW YORK, Nov. 30-(P)-Hidden
in the shadow of the Army-Navy
classic in Philadelphia tomorrow are
a number of top flight football con-
tests across the nation ranging from
the ivy-laden meeting of Harvard
and Yale at New Haven to Southern
California's bid for the western Rose
Bowl pairing in a game with U.C.L.A.
When the returns are in, the sea-
son will be over for all practical pur-
pc ses with only the bowl extrava-
ganzas remaining. Even those pair-
ings should be completed.
'Bara Plays Miss. St.
Alabama, invited and accepted to
the Rose Bowl, finishes its regular
season work against a 'Mississippi
State eleven that was considered a
mild threat to the Crimson Tide's un-
beaten season before old Miss upset
the Staters last week.
Southern California needs at least
a tie with the Uclans to qualify for
the jobt of trying to stop Harry Gil-
mer's Alabama passes at Pasadena
New Year's afternoon. If UCLA
knocks of the Trojans, like it flat-
tened St. Mary's, Washington State
will slide into the Pacific Coast Con-
ference title and the Tournament of
Irish End with Sailors
Notre Dame, still a power despite

trimmings by both service academies,
finishes against Great Lkes in what
may be the final game of a rivalry re-
born by wartime conditions.
Harvard, absut as. informal as
white tie and tails in smothering Bos-
ton University, 60-0, is expected to
give favcred Yale a run for it in their
traditional tilt that closes out the
eastern season along with the Army-
Navy game.
Georgia Tearns Meet
Georgia rneet: Georgia Tech in a
Scuthern neighborhood scrap, Van-
derbilt faces Tennssee, Virginia visits
North Carolina, Wake Forest tangles
with Clemson, Maryland is at SouthI
Carolina and Louisiana State invades
Tulane in cther Southern pairings.
In the Southwest, Baylor clashes
with Rice and Southern Methodist
plays at Texas Christian.
. -
Cubs have (:atchers
CHICAGO, Nov. 30-UP)-The Na-
tional League champion Chicago
Cubs, who had the strongest catching
staff in the league last season, will
have a stronger one next season, if
numbers mean anything. The Bruins
currently have nine catchers on their

L ett ermien (.0111rise Michigani State
(C'irn1i tmed Ifrog)lPage I1)

Coach Ben VanAlstyne's proba-
tarting lineup lists Sam Fortino
Robin Roberts at the forwards,
Pjesky and Pat Peppler, guards;
either Bill Krall or John Cawood.
e pivot position.
io Is Dangerous
cording to advance reports, For-
s the man to be watched on the
quintet. He was nominated
>valuable player" in Michigan
etball lta year. In addition, if
starts at center, the Wolverines
have to contend with 6 ft. 7 in.
liplayer, a mighty big order for
ite's clash will be the 50th re-
I of the Wolverine-Spartan cage
Sinitiated in 1909. Of the previ-
49 matches, Michigan has
hled 34, while State has come out
p in 15.
1943, the last time the two teams
Michigan's cagemen put the In-
sign on VanAlstyne's boys in
:cheduled encounters, 36-31,'
29-26. Reports from the Spar-
camp indicate that the State
is out to seek a sweet revenge
hese two drubbings.


CAGE BOSS-Back at the basket-
ball helm after a successful foot-
ball season is Coach Bennie Ooster-

ICE MAN - Sending his youthful
collection of future hockey greats
into their initial fracas is Vic Hey-

Cadets, Middies


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the Minnesota
last year.

state championship

Harris Tutors
Figure Skaters
"Something new has been added"
at the Coliseum since Jack Harris, a
professional instructor, has been
teaching members of the Ann Arbor
Figure-Skating Club.
Harris, who started instructiig
skaters in Australia in 1923, will
resume his professional activities af-
ter serving two. and one-half years in
the Merchant Marine. He has also
worked with skaters at. the United
States Military Academy at West
Point, at Bremerton, Wash., and In-
dianapolis, Ind.
All classes of the Figure-Skating
Club will be held in the Coliseum.

IM Basketball
Loops To Open
In Next Week
Intramural basketball will get un-
der way next week with competition
in four divisions, fraternity, residence
halls, professional fraternity, and in-
The general fraternity division in-
cludes the largest number of teams,
and has twelve "A" and ten "B"
squads. In the residence halls division
there will be seven "A" teams and
four "B" teams. The professional
fraternity#division will be made up of
six medical fraternities and two
dental fraternities. The independent
division to date has eight teams en-
tered but it is expected that more
entries will come in. Individuals may
form eight to ten-man groups and
enter this division. Teams are also
expected to compete in veterans and
foreign students divisions.
In all of these divisions, basketball
is just one of a number of sports
that the teams compete in through-
out the year. Points are kept for each
team and the team accumulating
the greatest number of points over
the whole year's competition is the
all-year champion.

Army, Navy Tussle Is
Climax of Grid Season:

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 30 - () -
Undefeated Army and Navy put in
their final practice licks on the
spongy turf of Municipal Stadium to-
day and fell back to await the kick-
off of their climatic football duel at
1:30 tomorrow.
First the underdog Middies and
then the powerful crew from West
Point limbered up and took "wind
springs" on a stretch of the grass
from which the protective covering
had been removed, and at the con-
clusion each coach announced that
he would start his strongest eleven in
the championship tussle.
Tucker Will Start
There had been extereme doubt
that Army's clever quarterback, Arn-
old Tucker, would be in there to ram-
rod the Cadets' T-formation, as he
had been bedded since Tuesday with
a mild flu attack, but he made the
trip with the squad and Coach Earl
Blaik said he would start the game.
In a surprise move, Blaik an-
nounced that Bob Chabot, a fleet 180-
pounder from Manchester, N. H.,
would replace Tom McWilliams at
right half in the starting backfield.
Carrington Ready
Coach Oscar Hagberg of Navy re-
ported similar recovery of his several
invalids who had brought alarm to
Annapolis during the week. Best news'
for the future Admirals was that their
205-pound guard, Jim Carrington,
had recovered from the sniffles.
The field promised to be something
less than dry by game time, possibly
slippery enough to affect Army's
tremendous running attack and to
influence the score. The Cadets still
were favored by the bookmakers to
win by at least 27 points and run
their victory string to 18. Cloudy,
chilly weather was forecast for the
tussle, with the temperature ranging
around 40-43 at the kick-off.
Trurnar Will See Game
Among the 102,000 expected to
pack the big stadium were President
Truman and a host of Army and
Navy brass, including the top com-
Attending strictly to logic, there
still was no method by which Navy
could be given an even outside chance
of winning the game. The best the
Tars could hope to do, according to

the cold figures, would be to hold the
Mules to a respectable margin of vic-
tory, say, under 40 points.
As usual, Army almost certainly
will kick off, even if it wins the toss.
It is Coach Blaik's great pleasure to
have Blanchard get off one of his
tremendous, soaring boots into the
end zone, and then let the jittery op-
position see what it can do offen-
sively. Mostly, the opposition either
fumbles or gets off a short, hurried
punt, and Army goes into action-
boom-at about midfield.
In the matter of weight the two
starting elevens are so ev enly
matched that it smacks of collusion.

No Forecasts to Offer
Say Blaik, Hagberg
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 30 - (A')
-- The coaches of the Army and
Navy football teams declined to-
day to forecast the prospects of
their teams in tomorrow's game.
Cmdr. Coach Oscar (Swede)
Hagberg of Navy said: "That's one
I won't answer, but I will say that
we certainly are ready."
Col. Earl (Red) Blaik of Army
said: "I have no statement to
make except that we are ready to
Army enters the contest a 27-
point favorite. The Cadets are
looking for their second straight
undefeated, untied season. A wet
turf was forecast for this the 46th
renewal of the series since 1890.


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We'd like very much to be in Philadelphia today. More specifically, we'd
like to be in ,the Philadelphia Stadium, along with 100,000 other people,
to watch Army play Navy in what looks like the football battle of the age.
But since, for several reasons, we can't be there, we might as well
speculate on what we would expect to see if we were. A guy can always

COURT VET-Returning from last
year's edition of Wolverine basket-
ballers is veteran Walt Kell.

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In the first place, we would expect to see Army win, but not by as wide
margin as some people seem to think. Navy, we think, is going to make
fight of it. In fact, we think the Middies have a chance to win..

Secondly, we expect the game to prove something we have thought all
along, that Doc Blanchard is a more valuable football player than Glenn
Davis. Davis can be stopped by a defense strong at the ends, and Navy
has the best pair of ends in the business. Blanchard, as far as we can
tell, can be stopped by nothing short of homicide.
Third, we are looking forward to seeing some team besides Michigan go
into a game with the mighty Army aggregation unhampered by plain,
ordinary fear. We suspect that very element of being perhaps most im-
portant of all in Army's success at running up huge scores. The Mid-
shipmen won't be beaten before they start.
Fourth, we look for some of the best line play ever produced on any
gridiron. Navy's line is, by popular consent, the best in football this year,
and one of the best of all time. Army's forward wall ranks second only
to Navy's. The battle up front ought to be one for the books.
Fifth and finally, we expect the game to be as bitterly fought as any
ever played. The stakes are tremendous. The power, the speed, the brawn,
the brains, and the tradition are there. That's why we have chosen to call
it "the football battle of the century."




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