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T'IE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wolverine

Wrestlers Add

Matmen Score
21-11 Triumph
Over Purple

Sparks Hockey Win

Nichols Boys And Morgan
Pin Opponents; Weidig,
Combs Win Decisions
EVAN1STON, Ill., March 4 (Special
to the Daily) -Michigan's wrestling
team maintained its undefeated
record by defeating Northwestern
21-11, at Patten Gymnasium today.
Th'e Wolverines, who were without
the services of their 136 pounder, Jim
Mericka, and heavyweight, Butch
Jordan, captured five of the eight
matches, three of them by falls.
Tom Weidig, sophomore 121 pound-
er, started the Wolverines off on the
right foot by winning a hotly con-
tested bout from Walter Starr. The
diminutive Wolverine had just enough
left to shade the Wildcat by a score
of 18 to 15, in overtime.
In the 128 pound match, Michigan's
red headed Andy Sawyer, who has
been having hard luck all year, fell
victim to the Northwestern captain,
Arnie Taylor, by a score of 6-2.
Whittemore Loses
Joe Gluckman put Northwestern
out in front temporarily by throwing
Phil Whittemore, reserve for Mer-
icka, in four minutes 11 seconds. The
Wildcat lightweight was entirely too
experienced for his opponent and held
the upper hand throughout the bout.
It was up to the Wolverine cap-
tain, Harold' Nichols, to bring the
Michigan team back into the run-
ning, and he lost no time doing it.
The undefeated Nichols quickly
pinned his opponent, Joe 'auber with
a, body scissors and half nelson in
3:56.
With the meet all even, the color-
ful Bill Combs, undefeated Michi-
gan sophomore, captured the 155
pound match by outpointing Lew
Sarret, 10-6, in a roughly contested
affair. This-put the Wolverines out
in front 11-8.
Morgan Throws Weiss
The continually improving Frank
Morgan kept the Ann Arbor grapplers
in the lead by throwing Dan Weiss
in their 165 pound battle. The victor
employed an arm lock to down his
opponent in 8:08.
Undefeated Don Nichols, Michigan
175 pounder lengthened his team's
lead further by gaining a fall over
his adversary John Fergurson with
a, half nelson in 8:35.
In the battle of football tackles, big
Nick Cutlich outpointed the Wolver-
ine heavyweight Joe Savilla, 13-10.
Cutlich gained the edge by going on
top in the final seconds of the match
to bring the final score to 21-11.
SUMMARIES
121 pounds: Weidig, Michigan, de-
feated Starr, Northwestern, 18 to 15,
overtime.
128 pounds: Taylor, Northwestern,
defeated Sawyer, Michigan, 6 to 2.
136 pounds: Gluckman, Northwes-
itern, threw Whittemore, Michigan,
Vime 4:11.
145 pounds: H. Nichols, Michigan,
threw Tauber, Northwestern, time
3:56.
155 pounds: Combs, Michigan, de-
feated Sarett, Northwestern, 10 to 6.
165, pounds: Morgan, Michigan,
threw Weiss, Northwestern. Time
8:08.
175 pounds: D. Nichols, Michigan,
threw Ferguson, Northwestern, time
8:35.
Heavyweight: Cutlich, Northwes-
tern, defeated Savilla, Michigan.
Armstrong KO's Pacha:
I AVAN4, March 4.-()-Henry
Armstrong, welter weight champion,
successfully defended his crown
against Bobby Pacho of California
here tonight winning with a fourth-
round technical knockout in a sched-
uled 15-round fight. More than 10,-.
000 saw the fight.

George Cooke, senior wing from
Windsor, led the Michigan hockey
team to its victory over Illinois.
Cooke, whose play has been con-,
sistently good all season, scored
two goals and assisted in the only
ether Wolverine tally.
Big Ten Crown
Won ByO.S.U
Buckeyes Clown Purdue
As Hull Scores 20
COLUMBUS, 0., March 4-(/P)-
Ohio State University won the Big
Ten Conference basketball champion-
ship tonight, defeating Purdue, 51
to 35, while Michigan was beating
Indiana, 53 to 45, in their last games
of the season.
Capt. Jimmy Hull led his mates to
the title victory with a 20-point
splurge which gave him the confer-
ence scoring championship with 169
points.
Hull finished 18 points ahead of
Pick Dehiner of Illinois who played
12 games while Hull appeared in only
11.
Purdue was never in the ball game.
The Bucks took a six-point lead be-
fore the Boilermakers scored, ran the
edge to 14 to 4 at the end of 10
minutes and after that Purdue never
came within nine points of Ohio.
The Bucks led 28 to 16 at the half.
B k
Purdue was minus the services of
Gene Anderson, its captain, and regu-
lar center, who wasill with influenza,
but his substitute, Forest Weber, led
the invaders' scoring with 16 points.
The crowd of 11,184 eclipsed the
local record.
Kayak 11, Bull Lea
oVin BigHandieaps
LOS ANGELES, March 4-(1P)_
Kayak II, brilliant Argentine-bred
4 year oild and the public betting
favorite, crashed through with a gal-
lant stretch drive today to win the
world's richest horse race-the $100,-
000 Santa Anita handicapd
MIAMI, Fla., March 4 (P)-Bull
Lea, tenacious big son of Bull Dog,
tore the heart from six opponents,
including the great Stagehand, and
pounded home first today in the $50,-
000 added Widener Challenge Cup at
Hialeah Park before 21,000 surprised
spectators.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Yale 47, Harvard 31
Dartmouth 52, Brown 30
Carnegie Tech 33, Penn State 28
Princeton 36, Cornell 35
N.Y. University 49, Rutgers 35
Wayne 45, W. State Tchrs. (M) 41

Varsity Meets
Wildcats Here
In Final Game,
Capt. Beebe, Ed Thomas
And Danny Smick Will
Make Final Appearance;
Three regulars on Coach Bennie
Oosterbaan's Varsity basketball quin-
tet will play their last game for
Michigan tomorrow night as the Wol-
verines meet Northwestern at the
Field House tq drop the curtain on
the court season of 1938-39.
Oosterbaan's two regular guards,
Capt. Leo Beebe and reliable Eddie
Thomas, and towering Danny Smick,
who has alternated at forward and
center, are the squad's three seniors
who will be lost by graduation.
.In And Outers
They will be facing a Wildcat ag-
gregation that has puzzled everybody
all season. Northwestern started Con-
ference festivities in a most disap-
pointing manner dropping three
straght games, one of them to Michi-
gan by a decisive margin.
Then the men of Lonberg snapped
out of it by pulling a major upset to
whip the powerful Minnesota five
32 to 31 and snap their magnificent
victory string. They added three more
triumphs in a hurry and the experts
began to murmur. Indiana and Ohio
State put a stop to all title hopes the
fans of Evanston might have been
holding however when they each
downed the Northwesterners in deci-
sive victories.
The Wildcats now hold a won five
lost six record and hit a low spot last
Monday when they lost to Iowa.
Their idea is to top off the year to-
morrow night in a satisfying fashion.
Rocky Road Ends
Michigan, likewise, will be endeav-
oring to salve the wounds inflicted
! by a disappointing season. After a
fast pre-Conference start which saw.
them sweep triumphantly through the
East, the Wolverines hit the skids at
Toledo, not only losing the game
but losing the efficient services of
center Jim Rae who suffered ,a re-
currence of his old back injury. That

Northw
I-M Sports
Interfraternity basketball play-
offs continued yesterday afternoon,
with several teams reaching the fin-
als. In the "A" division, Sigma Chi
advanced into the first place finals
by defeating Delta Tau Delta, 15-5,
with Jack Cory leading the scoring
attack with six points.
In the professional fraternity
league, Alpha. Omega won the
first place championship from
Delta Theta Phi by the score of
19-7. The Phys.-Ed. Grads won
the third place championship by
defeating Phi Delta Phi, 30-20.
With half of the first round of
bowling atches completed, the rec-
ords showathat four teams haveren-
teredrthe quarter-finals of the in-
ter-fraternity bowling matches. Of
the four, Phi Delta Theta bowled the
highest score, rolling up 2329 points
while beating S.A.E. The others to
win their matches were Zeta Psi,
with 2321 points, Sigma Chi, with
2272 points, and Phi Beta Delta, with
2248 points.
The winter all-campus tennis
match has also reached quarter
finals with seven of the eight
place-winners having been decid-
ed. The survivors are: Lawton
Hammett, Jack Coleman, Owen
Eskcnroder, Irv Zeiger, Dick
Knowe, Jim Hynes, and Bob
Nabatoff.
Phi Kappa Psi and Alpha Delta
Phi entered the finals in the first and
second place playoffs respectively, of
the interfraternity hockey league by
victories over Psi U. and Sigma Phi.
Phi Kappa Psi won by the score of
2-1, and Alpha Delta Phi, 1-0.
Due to the disiualification of
five teams for using ineligible
men, the final standings of the
fraternity relay carnival has been
changed. The first four teams are
as follows: Phi Kappa Sigma,
1:4?.3; Sigma Alpha Mu, 1:45.3;
Beta Theta Pi, 1:46.2; and Lamb-
da Chi Alpha, 1:46.9.
back is still troubling him and has
all season.
From then on the road was rocky
and full of ruts. The injury jinx
continued to plague the team and
a drop to the Big Ten's lower regions
was the result.

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Watson Puts Off Pro Boxing
Question Until After Olympics

By DICK SIERK
With the announcement of the1
advent of Don Siegel into the pro
fight ranks this past week the ques-
tion of another prominent Michigan
athlete entering the same field comes
to fore once again.
The athlete in question is Big Bill
Watson, Varsity track captain, who;
spent the latter part of the first
semester acting as secretary and com-
uanion to heavyweight boxing cham-
pion Joe Louis.
But, although he may be seen al-
most any day mixing a little shadow
boxing with his other duties at the
Field House, Big Bill remains non-
commital as to the possibility of his
entering the ring as a professional
battler.
Waits Till '40
"It's a swell game but I'm not go
ing to think very seriously about it
until after the Olympics in 1940,"
says the big Saginaw athlete. (Bill
is considered to be pretty much of a
sure bet to make the U.S. Olympic
team in the decathlon.)
Watson was an amateur scrapper
while he was still the big n'oise around
Saginaw as a high school athlete. Far
from the 200-pound heavyweight he
is today, Bill was even then plenty
tough according to reports of his
Golden Gloves days.
Why did he give it up? Because his
mother asked him to, after a pC
suffered fatal injuries as a result of
a ring battle. Bill has come a long
way since then, however, and as his
own boss may take up with fighting

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taken him to the pinnacle of amateur
athletics-the Olympics.
Has The Requisites
And Bill should have what it takes
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Perhaps what is most :important of
all, Bill has an "in" with the men

fVictims
Joe McCarthy Lauds
Yanks' Three Rookies
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 4
--(A')--Summing up at the end of
the first week of spring training,
Manager oJe McCarthy of the New
York Yankees said today the Yanks
have "the three classiest rookies that
ever hit a big; league camp at one
time." The three are Charley Keller,
Joe Gallagher and Buddy Rosar,
who may stick all season.
who took Joe Louis from a prelimi-
nary fighter to the big man cham-
pionship in less than two years. Louis'
handlers, Black and Roxborough, can
do plenty for Watson and, because
of his associations' with them in the
past, there is no reason to believe
that they wouldn't.

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