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FEB. 17, 1967

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

eber Named Tournament Manager For Big Ten Mat I
I pe nCg

Meet

Varsity Squad
-0
Rated Favorite
To Win Crown
Speicher, Bissell, Danner
Renain Unbeaten; Meet
Ohio State Feb. 22
Coach Wally Weber, backfield
mentor of Michigan's football forces,
will be tournament manager of the
Big Ten wrestling meet to be held
here March 12 and 13, it was an-
nounced yesterday.
Weber will serve as director of pub-
licity and will make all pre-tourna-
ment arrangements necessary for the
conduct of the meet. This includes
providing accommodations for the
visiting teams, choosing the officials,
appointing committees to dispose of
the tickets, and the like.
Hoosiers Are Powerful
Michigan has definitely taken its
place as a pre-tournament favorite
in the impending meet. Illinois and
the always powerful Indiana aggre-
gations at present are the only ap-
parent contenders that the Wolver-
ines will have. The remaining dual
meets will go far in determining the
inatmen's chances.
The Varsity powerhouse took an-
other big step along the victory trail
Monday night by annihilating North-
western's matmen at Evanston, Ill.,
to the tune of 33-5.
The Wildcats, who had previously
dropped only two decisions, were out-
classed, outfought, and outsmarted
by the aggressive Michigan grapplers.
The only Wildcat victory came in
the heavyweight division where De-
Witt Gibson, ponderous Wildcat grid-
der pinned Stan Schuman, subbing
for the still-injured Butch Jordan.
Jordan: should be in shape for the
Indiana fracas on March 1.
Trio Wins Again
Michigan's triumphant trio, Cap-
tain Frank Bissell, Harland Danner
and .wee Johnny Speicher, had plenty
of company as they won easy vic-
tories. Bissell toyed with Phibbs, his
Wildcat opponent, finally pinning
him easily in 6:09.
Danner, wrestling with his usual
effective abandon, wasted no time in
setting Bud Gridley of Northwestern
on, his back, emerging victorious in
2:13. Danner and Bissell have en-
gaged in five meets to date and have
won every battle by the fall route.
Speicher, the little man of the trio,
pinned his opponent, Gluckman, in
the 118-pound division in 5:45. John-
ny, still unbeaten, had the best of it
all the way. Speicher's real test will
come on March 1 when he tackles
Indiana's "Two-Bit" Meyers, who
beat him last year in the Conference
meet.
Paul Cameron, Earl Thomas, and
Dick Tasch, the latter subbing for
the injured Frank Morgan, also won
their matches by falls. Harold Nich-
ols, wrestling his first meet for Mich-
igan won a handy decision in the 145-
pound class.

%he
PReSS
ANGLEa
By GEORGE J. AN RW.
(Daily Sports Ider)
Kipke Thanks Alumni ...:
COACH HARRY KIPKE'S first
open letter to Michigan alumni
appears in the latest issue of The
Michigan Alumnus . . . He thanks
the alumni for their unwavering sup-
port through good seasons and bad,
and says "the members of the squad
seem to feel much more confident
than they have for several years
past." . . . "It is natural to criticize
during lean years and it is hard to
keep on 'boosting' when things are
not going well," Kip concludes; "but
I feel positive that the surest way for
all of us to do his share in working
things out for the good of Michigan
is to take a constructive rather than
a destructive attitude."
Matthaei After Lions .
FREDMATTHAEI, '14, former Var-
sity grid star and prominent fig-
ure in Detroit alumni circles, is ne-
gotiating with G. A. Richards, presi-
dent of the Detroit Lions football club
for controlling interest in the profes-
sional team . . . There is more than
a possibility that he will get it . . .
Richards at present owns approxi-
mately 75 per cent of the stock of the
Lions Club . .. Matthaei is president
of the American Metal Products Co.
Sammy Stoller received a gold
medal and a leg on a huge trophy
for winning the Briggs 50-yard sprint

Ben Grady Lures
Corsage From Deb
With Fancy Dive
By BETSY ANDERSON
It was gardenias instead of the
proverbial orchids to Ben Grady,
swimming team member and diver de
luxe at the Michigan-Colgate swim-
ming meet held in Buffalo last Satur-
day night.
The corsage, consisting of two gar-,
denias, was thrown to Grady froml
the balcony of the Buffalo Athleticl
Club by an enthusiastic debutante
following an exhibition of fancy dives
of all sorts put on by Grady at thel
insistence of his team mates who
loudly suggested (the suggestions
echoed from one end of the pool to
the other it may be added) that he
was a sissy and his dives weren't
nearly exciting enough.
Grady and Phil Haughey were
giving exhibition diving between two
of the swimming events when the
suggestions were made and after a
whisper in the ear of the referee,
Grady soon reciprocated by virtually
"going to town" from the high diving
board.
The last dive, described unusual-
ly well by one of his louder team-
mates as "it'll be good if he does it
and if he doesn't. do it, it'll still be
good," was one of Grady's own com-
positions consisting of a double som-
ersault and concluded the meet with
the proverbial "bang" and left the
much excited audience breathless,
and last but not least even silenced
his finally satisfied teammates.
100 Men Turn Out
For Grid Practice

Relay Quartet
For State Meet
Still Uncertain
Reserve 440 Men Falter;
Star Combination May
See Action In Opener
It isn't how to beat Michigan State1
Saturday night that is troubling
Coach Charley Hoyt, Wolverine track
mentor, but rather which four men
out of seven possibilities he should
place on the mile relay team.
Charley had a big plan afoot yes-
terday but it didn't pan out just as
he expected. In the first place three
of the relay quartet are definitely de-
cided upon, these being Capt. Bob
Osgood, Stan Birleson and Ross
Faulkner. But because the Spartans
are not expected to furnish an ex-.
ceedingly great amount of competi-
tition this week in the Field House
Michigan's cagey coach decided to
form a different relay team for this
one meet.
Relay Men Disappoint
Yesterday afternoon he sent nine
quarter-milers through time trials
with the original plan being to use
the four best performers against State
as the relay aggregation. But the
performances were not quite as good
as expected.
As a result Hoyt is up in the' air
and it may be that he will send his
star trio of relay men, plus Steve
Mason, against State. Mason, Mil-
ler, Clark and Aigler turned in the
best times in yesterday's trials but
together wouldn't have broken 3:30.
The Field House record for the event
is 3:21.6, set by the Wolverines last
winter against Ohio State.
Fourth Man Sought
If a fast fourth man can be found
to place with Birleson, Osgood, the
sophomore Faulkner that mark may
fall before the local indoor cam-
paign is ended. If it is to be broken
it will probably be done in the Pitts-

Michigan Title I
Race May Rest
Expect Illini, Gophers Will
Soften Lambert's Quintet
For Cappon's Squad
By RAY GOODMANI
With Jake Townsend and Johnny
Gee both playing championship ball.
the Michigan basketball team, until
Monday night's rout of Indiana men-
tioned merely as "still in the run-
ning," stands today as one of the
four favorites for the Big Ten title.
Minnesota still holds the lead with
six wins and a single defeat, but Sat-
urday night the Gophers faced Pur-
due and that game should .chango
the situation all around. Just what
the Boilermakers can do when they're
out for revenge was made quite clear
by their 61 to 34 victory over Illinois,
erstwhile Conference leader.
And the fact that Purdue defeated
the Illini and face Minnesota Satur-
day is the greatest factor in the Var-
sity's favor, for next Monday Piggy
Lambert brings his Firehorse squad
to Ann Arbor. The hope is that
the "keying-up" effect of Illinois and
Minnesota will soften Purdue for
Michigan and bring the title to the
Wolverines for the first time since
1928.
Michigan is traditionally a second

opes In Cage
On Purdue Tilt

Brown Declares He'll
Stay Limit With Louis

semester team. It's been years since
one of Cappon's quintets has done
well during the first half, but they've
aways been hard to stop the second
half of the schedule.
For instance the last time Michi-
gan won a Conference opener was in
1932 when Williamson, Garner, Pe-
trie, Eveland, and Weiss defeated
Wisconsin, 24 to 18, at Madison. Last
year the same, weakness was shown
during the first semester, and the
usual whirlwind finish was evident as
the Varsity whipped Illinois twice,
drubbed Chicago, beat Iowa, and
then almost upset Purdue in the final
game.
The offense that Cappon has been
trying to drill into his boys from the
beginning worked beautifully. When
Indiana crowded the pivot men then
the back line set up its own plays
and broke through the free throw
lane for points.
Yes, Michigan has really hit its
stride, and if it can hold it the Var-
sity should take Northwestern this
Saturday and then upset the high-
riding Boilermakers who, as Ohio
State's Francis Schmidt once re-
marked, "still put their pants on
one leg at a time."

KANSAS CITY, Feb. 16.-(P)-Joe
Louis, suffering from dented prestige
as a result of his failure to knock out
Bob Pastor, will seek to straighten
it out at the expense of Natie Brown
when they meet in a scheduled 10-
round bout here tomorrow night.
Speaking in round numbers,
Brown, who in 1935 stayed 10 with
the Brown Bomber, declares he can
do it again, but the idea is practically
original with him. Nobody else
thinks so, with the result odds on the
fight are prohibitive.
The bout is scheduled to start at
10:05 p.m. (C.S.T.) and will be broad-
cast (NBC Blue Network).

JEWELRY

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Burr, Pa

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Approximately 100 candidates for

in Bbston Saturday night against the 1937 Varsity football team, the
such stars as Ben Johnson, Marty largest group in Michigan history,
Glickman, Sammy Richardson of reported to Coach Harry Kipke last
Canada and Herb Weist of Columbia. night at the Union for the beginning
* *of spring practice.
Last night's meeting consisted;
Have A Laugh, Matt . . . mainly of getting organized for in-
door drills, to be held first in the
THE DAILY IOWAN swimming Intramural gym and then in the
writer says the Northwestern med- Field House when the basketball
ley trio of Zehr, Horscke and Faner floor is lifted.
is the -best in the country . . . Poor The squad will be divided into
misguided soul . . . Keep you eye three groups, each group drilling two
on Cody, Kasley and Co. of Michigan days a week when the refinishing of
in the Conference championships the Intramural gym is completed late
March 13, sir . . . this week.
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Davidson, Kramer
Split In Badminton
Kenneth Davidson, who holds the
badminton championship of England
and Scotland, and Walter Kramer,
Detroiter who is state champion and
leading amateur in the United States,
won a match apiece in their exhibi-
tion last night on the Intramural
courts. Davidson won the first set
of the men's singles 15 to 11, and
Kramer took the second, 15-13.
In the men's double badminton
match, Davidson and Kramer teamed
to beat Kennedy and Burns, 15-12,
17-16, in two sets.

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