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Vse Tacticians Rocking
Michigan's arm chair basketball tacticians are in a muddle.
Last year the Wolverines led the league in total offense and finish-
vith a 6-6 record. This year the team is leading the Conference in
mnse, but has only a 5-6 record to show.

hat the cage adicts want to
w is what happened to the
adage that the best offense
good defense. Or is the best
nse a good offense? Those
he former school argue that
her this year. Those of the
e' point to the records to
" in u.

No matter which wav you look
at it, the rest of the Conference
has welcomed meeting the Maize
and Blue like Joe Stalin would
welcome meeting Willie Hearst.
Latest victims of Ozzie Cowles
wizardry were Minnesota and its
big center Jim McIntyre. Both
the Golden Gophers and Big Jim
were leading the league in their
offensive department before they
came to Ann Arbor. Now Ralph
Hamilton of Indiana has replaced
the towering McIntyre as the in-
dividual leader and Minnesota has
skidded all the way down to fifth.
Purdue and Wisconsin now rate
one-two in this department.
Other n o t a b 1 e statistical
changes over the weekend saw
Michigan's amazing freshman
Mack Suprunowicz move up in-
to fifth place in loop scoring
with 138 points, and three of
the boys (Ed Kernan, Bud
Grant, and Jack Smiley) who
met up with Michigan's air-
tight defense dropping out of the
top ten goal-getters circle.
Jack Underman of Ohio State,
Ed Ehlers of Purdue and Herb
Wilkinson of Iowa took over the
seven, eight, and nine positions
respectively. Wisconsin's B o b
Cook, Iowa's Murray Wier, and
Northwestern's Ben Schadler re-
peated in the third, fourth and
tenth spots.

Postpoied Game
May Be Resumed
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Feb. 26-OP)
-Guy Mackey, Purdue Athletic
Director said today that negotia-
tions were under way with K. L.
(Tug) Wilson, Western Confer-
ence Commissioner, and Harry
Stuhldreher, Athletic Director at
Wisconsin, to arrange to play the
second half of the i nterrupted
Wisconsin-Purdue game at a place
and date to be decided. Purdue
was leading, 34 to 33, when play
was interrupted.
A 100-foot section of bleacher
seats in the Purdue fieldhouse col-
lapsed last Monday night just af-
ter the first half of the Wisconsin
Purdue game ended, causing fatal
injuries to three students and in-
juring more than 250 other per-
Michigan Riflemen Win
First Triangular Match
Yesterday's mailman brought
Michigan's sharpshooting rifle
team news of its victory over MIT
and South Dakota in the initial
"postal" triangular meet of the
season which was held February
With each team shooting on its
own campus under the supervision
of Army officers the Wolverine
riflemen racked the commendable
total of 1826 points out of a pos-
sible 2,000, closely followed by
M.I.T. with 1824 and South Da-
kota with 1811.
The second meet of the season
was held February 25th with Chi-
cago and Purdue. The results of
this meet have not yet been re-

Table Tennis
Title to Lloyd
Grad Tennis, Dorm,
Frat Relays Today
Lloyd House whitewashed the
table tennis team of Chicago
House, 5-0, yesterday to add an-
other link to their chain of dor-
mitory titles.
The ping pong prowess of Ron-
ald Getoor, Lee Shulman, Ray
Lantos, Don McKay, and Harv
Weisberg brought the winners
through an unblemished schedule
in their league, and once beaten
Chicago House, which took first
in the other league, caused very
little trouble in the championship
Harris Beeman meets Jim Moore
at 1:15 p.m. today for the gradu-
ate singles tennis crown on the
fast indoor courts of the Intra-
mural Building. Since this is a
double elimination tournament,
"Bee" can take the title with a vic-
tory today because he has already
dropped Moore in a previous en-
counter. If Moore should beat
the undefeated Beeman, a second
and deciding match will follow.
Preliminaries for the fraternity
and residence halls half-mile re-
lays will be run off tonight at Yost
Field House. It is expected that
all of the dorms will enter four
man teams, while twenty fraterni-
ties will send relay squads flying
around the cinder paths.
The four fraternity and resi-
dence hall squads with the best
times will compete for the champ-
ionship Saturday night as an add-
ed attraction to the Michigan-
Ohio State track meet. ATO, de-
fending its relay laurels, has only
Bill Bowler left from the '46 quar-
tet. Pledges John Nortness and
Bill Dunlop have already won
places, but the fourth position is
still unfilled.

Cowles Predicts Bright Cage
Future for Pivotman Roberts.

"'Long .Bill" Roberts, Michigan's
number one basketball center, was

short on collegiate cage experience
when the current campaign got
underway, but with a complete
season behind him Coach Ozzie
Cowles expects big things of the
big man next year.
Bill hails from Harmon-on-the-
Hudson, New York, where he play-
ed three years of basketball for
Croton High School. Because of
his height, 6 ft. 7 in., he was na-
turally chosen for the center spot
where he's played during his en-
tire career.
After graduating from Croton in
1942, Roberts came to Michigan.
As a freshman here he played
basketball until leaving for serv-
ice. A' second lieutenant, he was
sent to the China-Burma-India
theater where he worked in ordi-
nance supply. In Calcutta Bill
played basketball but under dif-
ferent conditions than at Michi-
gan. There the teams had to play
outside on a dirt court.
Bill is interested in all sports
but purely from a spectator's
viewpoint. He confines his parti-
cipation to the cage sport only,
because his height is a definite as-
set as a pivot man in basketball.
The big boy got that way from
hitting the bottle-milk bottle,
that is. One of his idiosyncracies
is downing four to five quarts of
milk a day.

California Trip
Offered by Coach
This is the golden opportun-
ity presented by the Wolverine
track coach to the men of
Michigan. The only qualifi-
cations for the job, declares the
cinder mentor, are good physi-
cal coordination, speedy legs,
desire to practice hard, and,
last but not least, eligibility.
The impetus for such an of-
fer is the imminent outdoor
dual meet scheduled with the
University of California at
Berkeley April 12. Included in
the list of events is one which
Michigan has not competed in
in years-the javelin throw.
The toss was eliminated from
conference competition around
"If there is any man in the
University who has thrown the
javelin before," Coach Doher-
ty maintains, "we will welcome
him at the Field House any af-
In addition to the javelin re-
quirements, the cinder squad
will also need sprinters, hurd-
lers, and broad jumpers. "Pre-
vious experience is not necess-
ary;" stresses Doherty.

With Big Rookie Turmn

Fisher Starts Search
To Fill Varsity Squad
One of the largest turnouts in
Michigan history, more than 100
men, reported for the opening of
spring baseball practice yesterday
in Yost Field House.
Attired in an odd assortment of
uniforms, the young Wolverine as-
pirants clogged the batting nets
all afternoon pitting their skill
against tryout hurlers.
Fisher Satisfied
Coach Ray Fisher was pleased
with the large turnout which will
probably contribute largely to this
year's squad. Only three letter-
men will be returning from last
year's team.
Because of the numerous can-
didates, Coach Fisher was unable
to get a good look at all of them
today, but he hopes to get a fairly
;ood idea of what he will have
wvailable by the end of the week.
All of the 60 batters, 40 pitchers,
and 10 catchers are newcomers to
Wolverine baseball, none of whom
Iave earned letters or numerals.
Practice for returning members
of last year's team will not begin
for a few days.
Chappy in Doubt
It is still doubtful whether or
not Bob Chappuis, crack out-
fielder from the '46 squad, will be

able to see any action this sr
Bob is nursing an ailing wris
is stillundecided about pl
any baseball for the Maize
Blue nine.
With the batting nets up fc
first time, some of Michigan's
standing hurlers had an oppo
ity to try their skill agains
newcomers. Cliff Wise's curve
was baffling to most of the
perienced tryouts.
Coach Fisher is faced witl
problem of deciding upon a
in a very limited time since c
month remains before the
verines leave for their Sou
Coach Fisher explained tha
large turnout this year was c
the fact that freshmen are
eligible for the varsity squa
pre-war years Michigan sup:
a freshman baseball aggreg
which consumed a large numi
the tryouts. "With a frest
team the problem of select
varsity squad is a good deal
ier," said the Wolverine men
Loyola 62, Marquette 52.
Northern Illinois State Tea
63, Illinois Wesleyan 60.
Hillsdale 45, Detroit Tech
Depauw 62, Wabash 49.


Montreal 1, Toronto
Chicago 9, New York




Relay, 440, 880Key in M-Ohio Clash

Micligan and Ohio State clash
at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday in Yost
Field House in the Big Nine's most



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1045 Midawy
Willow Run Village
Thurs., Feb. 27, 8 p.m., Univer-
sity of Michigan Extension Class-
es; 8 p.m., Choir Practice; 8 p.m.,
Art-Craft Workshop.
Fri., Feb. 28, 8 p.m., Lenten
Ser vice, Interdenominational
Church; 8:45 p.m., Duplicate
Bridge Session. Party Bridge.
Open House. Music for dancing.
Village residents are urged to
tune in WPAG broadcast of the
Community Calendar of the Air
at 10:40 a.m. daily except Sunday.
Announcements of interest to the
Village and the surrounding com-
munities are made.

important pre-Conference track
The winner of this meet will
emerge a definite choice for sec-
ond place behind the invincible
Illini in next week's champion-
ship set-to at Champaign. Pre-
sent deductions indicate that Sat-
urday's struggle will be even clos-
er than the recent duel between
the Wolverines and Michigan
Relay May Decide Meet
Just as in the Spartan encount-
er, the eventual winner may well
be in doubt until the finish of the
final event, the mile relay. Coach
Ken Doherty and his thinclads
are not particularly enthused ov-
er this idea, since - the Buckeye
quartet nipped Michigan at the
Michigan State Relays three
weeks ago.
There are twelve events in an
indoor dual meet, and a compara-
tive glance through the list re-
veals that the decisive burden this
Saturday will fall upon four of
them, the 440, 880, the relay, and
the broad jump. It is here that
the points may go either way.
Split Even in Others
The reason for the particular
emphasis placed on these four
events is the strong probability

that Michigan and Ohio will split
about even in the other eight. The
Wolverines are definitiely favor-
ed to cop most, if not all, the
points in the mile, two mile, and
shot put, while the Bucks seem
just as sure of the high hurdles.
In addition to the strength in
the highs, Ohio has what may be
called a favorable edge over the
Maize and Blue in four other spots,
the 60 yard dash, the low hurdles,
the high jump and the pole vault.
In the quarter, half, relay and
broad jump, however the odds
are completely even. It thus ap-
pears that whoever is able to
swing the most points in these
four events will end the evening
with the top score.
Whitfield, Cogswell Good
In the 440 Ohio has Malvin
Whitfield and Harry Cogswell.
Both have hit consistent times
under fifty seconds. Last week at
Minnesota Whitfield captured the
quarter in a fast 49.4, while on the
previous week-end Cogswell won
the event against Northwestern
and Iowa in 49.9.
It is a question whether Barten
will run the mile or the half, along
with the relay, or both this Satur-
day. He is capable of running un-
der 1:56.
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University Lecture: Professor
Aaron J. Sharp, University of
Tennessee, will lecture on the sub-
ject, "Disjunct Areas of the De-
ciduous Forest in Mexico and
Guatmala" (illustrated), at 4:15
p.m., Fri., Feb. 28, Rackham Am-
phitheatre; auspices of the De-
partment of Botany.
University Lecture: Dr. Gustave
M. Gilbert, formerly of the Bard
College faculty, and former Clini-
cal Psychologist and Prison Psy-
chologist with the U. S. Army, will
lecture on the subject, "A Psychol-
ogist in the Nuremnberg Jail-Life
with the Nazi War Criminals," at
4:15 p.m., Tues., March 4, Rack-
ham Lecture Hall: auspices of the
Department of Psychology. The
public is invited.
Professor E. S. Moore of the
University of Toronto will speak at
8 p.m., Feb. 27, Rackham Amphi-
theatre on "The Aims and Results
of the Royal Society Empire Sci-
entific Conference."
Professor Moore, one of the out-
standing scientists of Canada, will
talk on the importAnt points cov-
ered by the Royal Society Empire
ScientificConference. This Con-
ference was held in London Aug-
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