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Mermen Face
Spartans Here
In Dual Meet
Wolverine Mastery
At Stake Friday Night
Rested after a two-week jaunt
to sunny Florida, Michigan's
Awimming team will plunge into
a busy week-end with dual meets
slated against Michigan State Fri-
day night here and the University
of Toronto Saturday night at Buf-
The Spartans, freshi from a
Monday night triumph over Cin-
cinnati, will bring a strong squad
to Ann Arbor in an attempt to
break the Wolverines' 25-year
dominance over the Upstaters.
Toronto is an unknown quantity
hereabouts but Matt Mann is plan-
ning to take his strongest squad
to Buffalo for the meet there.
Spartans Strong
Headed by freestyler Abel Gil-
bert and breast stroker Dave Sei-
bold, the State outfit is hoping to
gain its first win over Michigan
in the 'series which started way
back in 1922. And if their initial
performances are any indication,
Matt Mann's crew will be in for
a tough evening.
Gilbert is the lad who upset
Wolverine Matt Mann, III, last
year in the 220-yard freestyle
event. He's even better this year.
Monday night he churned that
distance in 2:16.7 to win the 220
against Cincinnati and establish
a new meet record for the event.
Seibold Claims Record
And after Monday night's open-
ing against Cincinnati breast
stroker Dave Seibold claimed a
new national collegiate freshman
mark for the 200-yard distance.
His 2:28.3 gave him a first place
over Cincinnati's NCAA chmp
of 1945, Charley Keating. In fact,
brother Jack Seibold of State also
beat out the national king for
second place.
Matt Mann has indicated that
he'll use his best line-up against
the invading Spartans. Mann was
pleased with his squad's showing
in Florida during the Christmas
recess but he's not underestimat-
ing Coach Charlie McCaffiee's
Spartan group which is bidding
for national prominence in swim-
ming circles.
30 FratS Vie
For Cage Title
In IM LeagOlue
After a two-week holiday vaca-
tion, the fraternity athletes re-
turned to their regular workouts
on the Intramural scene as thirty
Greek letter houses initiated the
basketball season last night in
the Sports Building.
In the first round of contests
beginning at 7:30 p.m. Alpha Del-
ta Phi trimmed Acacia, 24-11,
while Lambda Chi Alpha kept pace
by outbucketing Sigma Nu, 26-
13. At the same time Phi Delta
Theta, starting a varsity football
line-up poured in 33 points to sub-
merge Sigma Phi, 33-15.
Bahlow Stars
Ed Bahlow, 6' 2" center for the
Phi Delts, paced his aggregation
with thirteen tallies. During both
the first and second halves, the
Phi Delts set a fast offensive at-
tack with Jack Weisenburger and
Joe Soboleski crowding the front
court and continually pressing the
play underneath the baskets.
In the second round Phi Kappa
?si jumped into the lead which
was never relinguished, as Theta

hi was spilled, 27-21. Pi Lambda
?hi sunk only 16 points, but those
were enough to edge out Theta
Xi, 16-14. With Bob DeYoe hit-
ting for nine markers, the Alpha
Tahi Omega five encountered little
trouble burying' Beta Theta Pi,
Sig Phi iEps Win
A strong Sigma Phi Epsilon
quintet dropped Phi Gamma Delta
in their opening contest, 28-14.
Ross Herron hit for ten points, as
Harry Anderson followed close on
his heels with eight tallies. Scor-
ing almost at will, Chi Psi ran
away with the game from the Chi
Phi's, 60-18. High man for Chi
?si, Bob Meeme, made his twenty
?oints from all angles on the floor,
which proved to be more than the
entire Chi Phi total.
Rounding out the slate, Zeta
Psi downed S.A.E., 20-16 while
the Phi Sigs, Psi U and Sigma Chi
all won by forfeits over Theta
Delta Chi, Z.B.T., and Trigon.
S.A.M. grabbed a first half 18-7
lead and then held the Alpha Sigs
scoreless to romp to a 35-7 vic-
tory. D.U. closed the evening's
play with a 30-19 win over Kappa

West Coast Tops Big
Nine in Track Series
Midwestern Cindermen Salvage Only One
Intersectional Victory in Six Past Meets

Now that the fal-de-ral bally-t
hooing of the Western Conferencet
Pacific Coast League Rose Bowli
pact has given way to a new year,1
it is interesting to note that thet
Illinois-UCLA scrap was not the
first regular post-season tangle of
the two conferences.
Six times previously the Big
Nine and the West Coast churnedr
the cream of the athletic crop in
an annual track meet. Five of thes
six times the young LochinvarsI
very thoroughly white - washed
their Eastern brethern.
Unlike the football set-up, in
this post season fray each con-
ference was represented by a
truly all-league team, and re-
spective team championships
meant- nothing. Both sections
picked the best competitors in
each event on the basis of times
in the finals. There was not a
mutter about "the best team,"
the stop watch was the final
Even the coaching system re-1
flected the wide foundation. EachI
coach worked in the events where1
his men were the strongest. TheI
role of host was alternated, the
teams taking the trans-Rocky
jaunt in turn. All in all, the vari-;
ous factors were made as equal as
The first of these thin clad duelsr
was "way out thai" in 1937. When 1
it was over a lot of mid-Western-
ers wished they had stayed "backI
hyar." The Golden boys beatZ
their guests to a 92 to 44 cadence.;
A little honor was salvaged as7
Big Ten distance runners led byf
the Hoosier Don Lash, swept .theE
mile and the two mile. Michigan'sj
Bill Watson won the shot put.
Still savouring 'their thumping
Ruth Is Bfetter
A fterO peratiml
Bambino's Conditioni
Reported Satisfactory
NEW YORK, Jan. 7-(P)-The,
hospital said today that Babe
Ruth's condition still was "satis-
factory" and that was enough, for
the time being, to satisfy the
countless admirers of baseball's
big guy who made the home run a
national institution.
Throughout the nation the fans,
who rooted for the Bambino when
he was belting those tremendous
homers for the New York Yankees
during the Golden Twenties, were
pulling for Ruth to overcome
another one of the many ailments
that have plagued him in his 51
Twenty-four hours after his 10
a.m. (CST) neck operation at
French Hospital "for the relief
of intractable pain," the Babe was
reported feeling "somewhat bet-
ter this morning" after having
spent "a rather uncomfortable
The bulletin, issued at 10 a.m.
today by Hospital Director Harry
Kiely, said:
"Mr. Ruth's condition is satis-
factory; pulse 64, temperature 99,
respiration 24. He spent a rather
uncomfortable night but feels
somewhat better this morning."
Kiely said no further bulletins'
would be given out until tomorrow
morning unless there is "some
radical change."
The hospital switchboard was
"swamped" with telephone inquir-
ies concerning Ruth's condition
yesterday and Kiely said the calls
still were pouring in today.
For Ruth, who will be 52 in
February, this was his "20th or
30th" (by his count) stay in a

victory, the sunset lads came east
to Evanston in 1938. They came,
they saw and they reaped a bount-I
iful harvest of 101 points. A lot of1
points for a track victory. That;
they left anything at all was due1
in part to Michigan's Watson and
Swartzkoph. Between them they
garnered two seconds and a third,
part of the 36 total the Big Ten'
managed. The Big Ten still kept
its distance superiority as Wiscon-
sin's Mehl and Fenske won the'
half mile, mile and two mile. '
In 1939 the pickings were not
quite so choice for the two-time
winners. But they still romped
far ahead of their panting chal-
lengers; the score, 94 1-3 to 36
2-3. Three Michigan men com-
peted and placed. Ralph Swart-
zkoph won the two mile in the
fast time of 9:12.8. while Balyeat
took a second in the quarter mile
dash. Watson came thru with
a second in the broad jump.
Pleased with the way they gam-
boled away with the first three
meets, the Pacific boys continued
to rend their foes in a very un-
Pacific manner. In 1940 they tl-
lied 96 to 40. Francis Hogan of
Michigan took a third in the 880
as did Warren Briedenbach in the
440. Swartzkoph tapered to a
second in a slow two mile. Two
"M" men, Leutritz and Brieden-
bach, ran on the record breaking
mile relay team that whizzed about
the oval 4 times in 3:11.7.
In 1941 it was the same story,
Big Ten individual strength but
no length, as a result their fifth
straight defeat, 88 ducats to 55.
Michigan's Thomas, Piel and Kim-
erer all placed and Warren Bried-
enbach showed his spikes to the
field by running the 880 in 1:52.6.
The '42 meeting was of a dif-
ferent tenor. At the last op-
portunity, the Big Ten runners
resurrected a 69 2-3 to 57 1-3
win. Not as resounding as the
Coast triumphs it still went on
the records, and just before the
war closed the books. Dave
Matthews placed in the half
About the only possible com-
ment aside from a toast to the
Coast track superiority is that the
difference in the climate is well
reflected. The advantage of work-
ing out of doors the year around
is important.
The better air, the warm sun,
the longer, springer tracks are in
strong contrast to the Field Houses
and shorter out-door season of the
Big Ten. And often the outdoor
season starts and continues in
wintery weather. But withal, pre-
sent Big Nine runners are again
eager to pit their muscles against
those of their sun-kissed rivals.
College Head
Hits Gamling
NEW YORK, Jan. 7---A)-After
hearing a warning from Dr. J. L.
Morrill, President of the Univer-
sity of Minnesota, that intercol-
legiate football is "ripe for the
kill," in connection with gambling,
the National Collegiate Athletic
Association today received sug-
gestions for more stringent anti-
betting laws and for the withhold-
ing of football publicity from all
but "legitimate" publications.
The forum on "the gambling
problem" was supposed to be the
big thing on the agenda of today's
second session of the annual con-
LS,...T. ,, , yes,
L.S.M.F.T. . . Less
Sophistication, mighty
fine time.
Paul Bunyan "Formal"

Michigan Five
To Encounter
Gopher Team
Wolverines Seeking
Second Big Nine Win
With one conference victory al-
ready under their belt, Michigan's
basketball team is now setting its
sights for Saturday's game with
Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Gophers Are Tough
The battle with the Gophers,
which has loomed as a tough as-
signment for the Wolverines, now
appears as an even greater ob-
stacle on the strength of Minne-
sota's 34-31 upset of Illinois at
Champaign Monday night.
Although the Illini had been
beaten previously by Wisconsin in
the Big Nine, and California and
Missouri in non-conference clash-
es, the Whiz Kids and Co. are still
a highly regarded aggregation'z,
especially in their own back yard,
and Minnesota's startling triumph
marks them as one of the strong
teams in the Western Conference.
Minnesota Has Height
Coach Ozzie Cowles realizes this
and knows that Michigan will be
at a distinct disadvantage under
the boards as Minnesota boasts
a 6'9" center in Jim McIntyre
and a set of forwards that ave-
rage over 6'3". The Gophers' style
of play features a fast break with
set offensive plays, many of which
operate off the pivot man.
Michigan, with a 1-0 record, is
tied with Indiana for second place
in the Big Nine. Wisconsin is the
current leader with two wins
against no setbacks.
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quud in Season 's Sc
Balestri Racks Up Eight Markers on Solo
Dashes 'Besides Outstanding Defensive Play

With the 1946-47 hockey;
nearing its halfway mark,

Mae/~il n, Phillips Top Hockey

oring Race


in the scoring department of the
MacMillan, who led the team
last year with a total of 56 points,
has six goals to his credit this
campaign while his 11 assists
tops the pucksters in this depart-
ment. Phillips, freshman star,
who teams with MacMillan and
Dick Starrak on the number one
line, tops the goal getters with 1.0,
and his seven assists bring his
total points to 17.
George Balestri, who has de-
veloped into one of the team's
greatest assets at defense has
eight markers, which is quite an
accomplishment for a defenseman.
Balestri's play was one of the out-
standing factors on the recent
Western trip. Balestri's goal in
the San Francisco Olympic game
gave the Wolverines a. 1-0 triumph.
He didn't see action in the Dart-
mouth game due to an injury, and
his absence was greatly felt as
Michigan lost, 6-3, in a rough
Al Renfrew, veteran left wing-
er on the second line, is in third
position in the scoring race. Ren-
frew has garnered six tallies and
eight assists for a total of 14
points. Just behind Renfrew is

Bill Jacobson, who was shifted
from a wing position to center the
second line. Jacobson has accum-
ulated 11 points on five goals and
six assists.
Ted Greer, captain of the 1944-
45 team, has nine points, while
Starrak has put together three
goals and thr'ee assists for six
Second among the defensemen
is captain Connie Hill, who has
four assists and is followed by
Bob Marshall with a goal and an
assist. Herb Upton, recently re-
converted defenseman, has one
assist, while Sam Steadman, vet-
eran right wing, has one goal to
his credit.
Hold Those Bonds !

Matt Mann III
Leads GI's
To Swim Title
Matt Mann, MT,.son of the Wol-
verine swimming coach, may be
in the United States Army but he
hasn't lost any of his swimming
The younger Mann, mainstay of
Michigan's 1945 - 46 swimming
team, led an Army team to vic-
tory in the Pacific GI Champion-
ships held recently in the Far
Eastern Theatre.
Switching to the shorter free
style events from his distance
specialty, Mann won the 100-
meter dash, anchored the win-
ning 300-meter medley relay team
and led off the victorious 400-
meter freestyle relay quartet.
Mann's winning time in the 100
was a good :62,.6. The Wolverine
swimmer hopes to be back per-
forming in the tank for Michigan
next fall.

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Gordon MacMillan and right wing
Ossie Phillips are tied for the lead






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