SATURDfAY, DECEMWBER 15; 1945
TIIE MICHIGAN DAILY
Pucksters Cross Border
Three Returning Champions THINCLi
Chalenged by Record Entry Intra
Freshmen, Veterans Form Nucleus of Team By WA
Which Will Face Outstanding Natators in State Experience pros
over youthful ent
By CLARK BAKER in the Field House
Studded with freshmen plus a handful of veterans, Michigan's swim- overcame a hard
ming team will ring up the curtain on its 1945-6 campaign in the State freshman thincl
AAU championship meet at 8 p.m. today in the Sports Building pool. intra-squad track
Coach Matt Mann of the Wolverines has already announced a record score of 175-169.
entry for the meet assuring the Maize and Blue natators plenty of compe- Even the outc
tition. Preliminaries will be run off at 3 p.m. today. wasn't known u
To Open Seaso in AAU Meet Today
ADS PASS IN REVIEW:
-Squad Meet Taken by Oldsters
Repeat Earlier Win
Over Spitfire Sextet
Jacobson, Renfrew, Celley Capture
Scoring Laurels with Two Apiece
ved itself the master
thusiasm last night
eas the "old timers"
d-running group of
ads in the annual
meet by the close
come of the meet
ntil< after the last
Three Champs Back
Three individual champions will be
back to defend their titles. Heading
the trio is Wolverine veteran and
Conference breaststroke champ, Heini
Kessler. Kessler tops the field in the
100-yard breaststroke, while other
Wolverine entries will be Bob Mat-
ters, Bob Sohl, Bob Michels, Fred
Anderson, Hank Kuhlman, Stan
Goldberg and Nap Franco.
Howard Patterson, Michigan State's
backstroker, will return to defend his
laurels. Patterson, swimming for Ar-
thur Hill of Saginaw last year, edged
out Michigan's Gordon Pulford in the
AAU meet and then went on to win
the state outdoor backstroke title.
Maize and Blue splashers who will at-
tempt to dethrone Patterson are Wil-
lard Metcalf, Del Loeffler, Ed Stone
Diving Field Loaded
Barney Cipriani, who is on furlough
from the Army, will return to defend
his high board diving title. Cipriani
will represent the Boy's Club of De-
troit. His chief competition will come
from Wolverine veterans Gil Evans
and Alex Canja, and Michigan State
freshman Don Dunbar. Evans and
Canja did not compete last year, but
Dunbar took third in the diving event.
Ralph Trimborn and Bill Smith will
also represent the Maize and Blue.
Some of the hottest competition of
the evening will probably come in the
50-yard free-style, events where Bill
Prew, former national champ, battles
Wolverine veteran Chuck Fries and
a ,classy array of Michigan yearlings
led by Dick Weinberg and Dave Tittle.
Fries took second last year to Michi-
In Pro Battle
For Loop Title
CLEVELAND, Dec. 14-(I?)-Cleve-
land's football folks, who had their
say early in the week with Jim Ben-
ton's flu that turned out to be a bad
case of imagination, took news of
Sammy Baugh's wrecked rib today
with the general feeling that if they
got away with it, why shouldn't
No one came right out to deny that
Slinging Samuel did hurt his rib last
week and may not be at his pitching
best for Sunday's snowball fight with
Bob Waterfield for professional foot-
ball's "world series." But football
fans didn't budge from the firm be-
lief in these parts that on Sunday
the Rams would give the West its
ninth National Professional League
championship in the 13 years of the
It was snowing again here today,
and 125 shovelers were strutting their
stuff at the stadium, while the Rams
ran through their plays-and Wash-
ington's formations-in a local ar-
mory. The Redskins hit town tomor-
The Rams whipped Washington in
a pre-season exhibition game this
year 21-0, but any resemblance to the
Redskin outfit and the current cast is
gan's ace, Mert Church, while Wein-
berg came in third.
Mann, Jr., in Debut
Other Wolverines entered in the
sprint will be Chuck Moss, Jay San-
ford, Frank Maple, Art Johnson and
Chuck Barnes. Matt Mann, Jr., will
be favored to cop the 220-yard free-
style race. Last year he wound up
second to former Wolverine Bill Ko-
gan. Kogan is not entered this year,
so MVann'schief threat will probably
come from teammates Melville Adams
Other events on the program will
include 50-yard free-style and back-
stroke events for women, a 400-yard
free-style relay, a 75-yard open han-
dicap and a 75-yard individual med-
ley handicap for men, and a 25-yard
handicap for boys under 14. There
will also be a clown diving act.
event was over and the meet ref-
eree, Coach Ken Doherty, allowed
the doubtful entry of Warren Bentz
in the pole vault. Bentz's tie for
fourth place gave the veteran cin-
dermen the margin of points nec-
essary to give them victory.
The entry was doubtful because
Bentz started to vault after the event
had started and the freshman coach,
Dean Rockwell, lodged a protest over
the late entry.
Commenting on the meet the
Michigan mentor said, "In general
the results were good, but we have
a great deal to do before Feb. 2."
The -winners were paced by the
double wins of Elmer Swanson in
both hurdle events and Bob Thoma-
son in the half and mile runs.
Providing the most thrills of the
evening were the quarter, half and
one-mile runs. In the 440-yard (F); second, Witherspoon (0); third,
dash, the freshmen took the first Johnson (0).
three places, Bill Haidler just edg- 440-YARD DASH - Won by Haid-
ing out teammate Horace Coleman bi'" (F) ; second, Coleman (F) ; third,
by inches and Ron Soble less than Soble (F).
a yard behind. 65-YARD HIGH HURDLES - Won
In the half-mile, it was Thomason by Swanson (0); second, Coplin (F);
who made his bid in the last of four third, Larsen (0).
laps to snap the tape a yard in frcnt TWO-MILE RUN - Won by Nail
of teammate Archie Parsons who had (0); second, Zaworski (F); third, Ar-
set the pace from the second lap, den (0).
Herb Barten and Chuck Birdsall were ONE-MILE RUN - Won by Thom-
in a two-man race during the last ason (0); second, Birdsall (0); third,
lap, with Barten crossing the line Low (0).
ahead of the letterman. 65-YARD LOW HURDLES - Won
The mile run saw three "old timers" by Swanson (0); second, Larsen (0) ;
finish ahead of the freshmen, but all third, Wallington (F).
eyes were on Thomason, Birdsall and MILE RELAY - Won by Fresh-
Chuck Low. Low set the pace during men with Soble, Wiebe, Sergeson, and
the early laps but gave way to Bird- Haidler; second, Johnson, Land, Ro-
sall after the fourth. Again in the thenberg and Kenny.
last lap Thomason made his bid, and POLE VAULT - Won by Laurit-
again he beat the field to the wire son (0); second, Whittle (F); third,
just a yard ahead of Birdsall, Low Coplin (F).
finishing five yards off the pace. SHOT PUT -Won by Fonville (F);
second, Ostrook (0); third, Artley (0).
t227Z 1'"l S !HIGH JUMP -Won by Harris (F) -;
second, Fonville (F); third, tie be-
tween Swanson (0) and Wallington
880-YARD RUN-Won by Thom- ;F).
son (0); second, Parsons (0); third, BROAD JUMP - Won by Larsen
Barten (F). (0); second, Gasper (0); third, Fin-
60-YARD DASH - Won by Ewain tel (F).
Z- it 1
By The Associated Press
Major Classic Renewed
CHICAGO, Dec. 14 - The Major
League all-star baseball game, a war
casualty last year, will be resumed
next season on July 9 at Fenway Park
in Boston, President Will Harridge of
the American League announced to-
The day-time contest will mark the
13th renewal of the inter-league clas-
sic in which the American League
holds an eight-to-four edge over the
'2 * *
Heath, Case in Trade
CLEVELAND, Dec.14- The Cleve-
land Indians today traded Jeff Heath,
their "problem child" outfielder, to
the Washington Senators in exchange
for fleet flychaser George Washington
The deal, reported in the making
at the Major League meetings in Chi-
cago early this week, was a straight
player swap with no cash involved.
* * *
Says Drug Not Stimulant
NEW YORK, Dec. 14 - Dr. Harry
Gold of Cornell University testified
at the hearing of Trainer Tom Smith
today, that thousands of experiments
at Cornell had shown that ephedrine
was not a stimulant unless enormous
quantities of the drug were used.
He was emphatic that the amount
which might have been administered
to Smith's horse, Magnific Duel, last
Nov. 1 at Jamaica could have had
"no effect at all" on the horse's speed.
* * *
Titans Gain Third Win
DETROIT, Dec. 14 - Sinking their
first five shots at the basket and
jumping off to a 13-1 lead, the Uni-
versity of Detroit's Titans coasted to
a 52 to 31 victory tonight over Wes-
tern Ontario University
Wolverines Rate Slight Favorites
In Basket Duel with Sailor Five
By HANKe KEISER
Michigan's basketball squad em-
barked for Great Lakes Naval Train-
ing Station last night to meet Lt.
Wilbur C. Ewbank's Bluejacket quin-
tet at 7:30 p.m. today on the Sailors'
With three wins behind them as
against no losses, the Wolverine ag-
gregation is gunning for its fourth
triumph of the season, in its second
game away- from home. The Michi-
gan cagers are given a slight edge in
tonight's clash by virtue of their two
easy victories over Central Michigan
and Michigan State, and their run-
away 69-49 performance against
Bennie Oosterbaan, Wolverine
head coach, is highly optimistic as
to the outcome of - the Bluejacket
tilt, stating, "I think our chances are
great. The boys have all improved
tremendously and the rough points in
team play have been smoothed out.
If the breaks don't go against us we
ought to come out on top."
Oosterbaan did not mention the
Three Backs Make
If anyone is interested in selecting
an All-All-American, he so far could
place only three names in the line-up.
Of the major "dream teams" named
to date, Army's Glenn Davis and Felix
(Doc) Blanchard, along with Herman
Wedemeyer of St. Mary's, have been
Several others have found places
on all but one, but the select three
backfield stars are the only players
to rate universal approval among the
nation's grid experts.
starting lineup and will not select the
first five until the last minute.
Blessed with a roster full of varsity
material, the Wolverine coach has
found it difficult to name the top
quintet and, instead, has nade up a
list of cagers that will probably see
action at one time or another in to-
In the forward bracket Bob Harri-
son and John Mullaney have received
top billing. Harrison, a freshman
from Toledo, O., is the squad's high
scorer to date, with 49 points to his
credit. Keith Harder and Bob Baker
also figure to handle forward assign-
ments against the Sailors.
Dave Strack and Walt Kell rate
one-two in the guard division, and
are closely followed by Bill Walton,
Pete Elliott, and Bill Gregor. The
leading contenders for the starting
center assignment are Glen Selbo
and Marty Feinberg.
Great Lakes' squad will be paced
by guard Mel Riebe, who formerly
played pro ball for the Cleveland All-
mans. In addition, Ewbank will start
Tony Orlando and 6 ft. 3 in. Bud Pet-
tit at the forwards, 6 ft. 5 in. Jack
Pfeiffer at center, and Bob Schaef-
fer at the other guard.
Oosterlaan Star of Five
Which Won 1927 Crowli
Michigan's basketball team last
won an undisputed Western Confer-
ence championship in 1927. Oddly
enough, Bennie Ooosterbaan, present
Wolverine coach, sparked the 1927
aggregation to victory, leading the
Big Ten in scoring and gaining all-
Annual East-West Game
To Reunite Teammates
EAST LANSING, Dec. 14 -(/A)-
Michigan State College's Fullback
Jack Breslin and the University of
Michigan's Tackle Mike Prashaw,
will be united as teammates again
for the 21st annual Shriners' East-
West football game in San Fran-
cisco New Years Day.
The pair teamed on the 1944
M. S. C. squad and then were sep-
arated when Prashaw transferred
to Michigan for graduate study
and became a Wolverine regular.
Both Breslin and Prashaw have
accepted invitations t play on
the East team coached by Bernie
Bierman of Minnesota and Andy
Kerr of Colgate.
ig Ten Says
~No' o Hues
Any possibility that Ross and Bob
Hume, Michigan's famed dead-heat
track twins, might have run under
the Wolverine banner another year
was scuttled at the Western Confer-
ence winter meeting last week.
The return to pre-war eligibility
rules means that the Humes, who
have already had their maximum
three years' competition, are ineligi-
ble for a fourth season.
Earlier in the season there was
sonre speculation that the two dis-
tance stars might run this winter,
provided their Medical School sched-
ules were not too heavy.
By DES HOWARTH
WINDSOR, Ont.-Michigan's high-
flying hockey team scored its third
straight win of the seasonlast night,
beating the Windsor Spitfires, 8-5,
at the Windsor Arena before 2,500
The victory marked the second of
the season for Coach Vic Heyliger's
youngsters over the highly-regarded
Spitfires. Earlier, Michigan tripped
the Windsor aggregation, 7-2.
Three Get Two Apiece
Bill Jacobson, Al Renfrew, and
Neil Celley shared scoring honors
for the Wolverines. Each tallied
twice. The two Wallies, Grant and
Gacek, also broke into the goal-mak-
ing column to complete the Michigan
The Wolverines started slowly, but
broke out in a rash of goals midway
in the opening period, striking for
three scores in rapid succession. They
added four more in the second stanza
and one in the third. Windsor got
two in the second period and three in
Windsor Rally Fails
The Spitfires gave Michigan a bat-
tie, but started too late in their
comeback attempt. The game was
marked by numerous penalties as
both teams displayed aggressive spir-
its. The Wolverines played most of
the second period short-handed.
Bill Jacobson opened the scoring
for Michigan, intercepting a pass at
the blue-line with six minutes of the
first period gone, and beating Wind-
sor Goalie Monty Reynolds with a
hard shot from 20 feet out.
Two Goals in One Minute
Three minutes later, the Wolver-
ines took advantage of a Windsor
penalty to tally twice in less than a
minute. Grant and Celley were the
Left Winger Earl Keyes finally
broke the ice for the Spitfires as the
second period opened, but Michigan
quickly got that one back with an-
other three-goal spurt that served to
sew up the game.
Windsor Scores Again
Renfrew tallied the first on a pass
from MacMillan, and Celley drove
home number two 45 seconds later
on a pretty pass from Grant. Carl
Evon scored for Windsor less than
three minutes afterward, but Jacob-
son came back with his second goal
of the evening within the next two
Gacek wound up Michigan's second
period scoring with a goal at 11:24.
Windsor made its only threat of
the evening in the last period, scor-
ing three times before the Wolver-
ines could connect. Renfrew pushed
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MacInnes -_ ..G Reynolds
Hill RD Paolatto
Cossalter , LD Dutchuk
MacMillan C Montforton
Jacobson RW Haidy
Renfrew LW Russ
FIRST PERIOD - Scoring: Michi-
gan - Jacobson (unassisted) 6:05;
Celley (Gacek) 9:40; Grant (Gac-
SECOND PE R IOD - Scoring:
Michigan - Renfrew (MacMillan)
5:00; Celley (Grant) 5:45; Jacob-
son (unassisted) 9:58; Gacek (Cel-
Windsor-Evans (Meneghini) 8:00;
Evon (unassisted) 17:34.
THIRD PERIOD - Scoring: Mich-
igan - Renfrew (MacMillan) 19:
Windsor-Boyce (Marchand) 3:33;
Russ (Meneghini) 13:35; Keyes
Sextet To Play
Coach Vic Heyliger 's crew will be
gunning for its fourth straight vic-
tory when it opposes the stron,
Windsor Colonial sextet at 8 p.m. to-
day on the Coliseum ice.
The Colonials are paced by three
former stars of the Holsbaugh=Ford
team, one of the leading clubs in the
Michigan-Ontario League before the
war. Jim Baudino, Joe Levine, and
Francis Ruelle are . the trio whom
Heyliger says the Wolverines must
stop tonight. Baudino and Levine are
described as being two very speedy
and clever stick-handling forwards,
'while Ruelle is a hard-checking de-
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