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York Giants


Professional Football Title, 23 To I?


Packers Bow
In Sensational
-Gridiron Battle
Crowd Of 48,000 Sees
Final Green Bay Drive
Pail In Dying Minutes
NEW YORK, Dec. 11-4P)-In a
game that surpassed the wildest
dreams of a fiction writer, the New
York Giants vanquished the Green
Bay Packers, 23 to 17, today and won
the National Professional Football
League championship.
A Polo Grounds crowd of 48,120,
was treated with a battle that in-
cluded 40 points, two field goals, a
49-yard pass and a final desperate
drive by the Packers that brought
them 40 yards in the last,11 seconds
of play..
But then it was too late. The New
Yorkers, who had taken the lead in
the first period on a field goal and
a touchdown and held it for all but
three minutes of the game, were too
strong. As time ran out they smashed
through to hurry Arnold Herber and
his last pass' fell to the soggy turf
with no receiver near it.
Capitalizing on breaks, the Giants
had a nine-point' lead before the
game was ten minutes old. They lost
the lead by one point in the third
period when Paul Engebretsen place-
kicked a field goal and put the Pack-
ers ahead 17-16, and then stormed
down the field after the next kick-
off for 61 yards and the touchdown
that won the game.
In this final drive Hank Soar
brought the kick-off back 19 yards to
his own 39. Then he plunged at the
line, drove through the tackles, and
finally reached the Packer 38.
Ed Danowski, the league's leading
passer, took charge at this point. He
sent a ten-yard heave to Soar. The
same operative smashed through the
short side guard for a four-yard gain
and the ball was on the Packer 24,
when Danowski spun back and
passed. Soar took the ball off Clark
Hinkle's finger-tips on the seven and
dragged the Green Bay full-back over
the line for the touchdown. Cuff
kicked goal.
The lights were on as the Packers'
gathered themselves for one last try.
Herber on a fake pass ran 15 yards.
Then he thew a long- flat one to Mul-
leneaux that put the leather on the
Giants' 40. With five seconds to play,
the Polo Grounds shaking with cheers,
shouts and groans, Herber went back,
was rushed and passed hard but in-
accurately. The ball hit the turf and
the game was over.

Wins Midwest Title


Came With Irish To Inaugurate
Michigan Cagers' Vacation Trip


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In Retrospect...
THE ONLY FIRM conviction that
this chronicler derived from -Sat-
urday night's basketball game was
that the Michigan basketball edition
will have a surplus of aggressiveness.
They will scrap and they will plug,
they will provide a truly interesting
brand of basketball; but their success
is something that will have to await
time and an appraisal of their Con-
ference competition.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan has in-
numerable rough edges to smooth out.
There were mistakes aplenty Satur-
day night-poor passing, sloppy ball
handling, and mental laxities that
must be corrected. But it was the
first game and for that reason alone
the performance must be rated as
highly creditable.'
Michigan was keyed Saturday
night. Psychologically they were
at the zenith. Oosterbaan will un-
doubtedly ease up this week, let
the boys play the Notre Dame
game and enter the East in a
normal frame of mind, and then
seek to regain the peak as the
Conference "season opens.
I thought Michigan's most glaring
oversights Saturday night were a
failure to get the rebounds and a
mental sluggishness. The backboard
shortcoming was rectified in the
second half when Dan Smick and
Jim Rae began using their six-four
frames to advantage. The lack of
alertness came' in the Wolverines'
failure to play the loose ball and to
take advantage of those split-second
opportunities that have made Pur-
due's brand of fast break renowned.
Both of these weaknesses, I believe,
will be corrected in time.
From a personnel point of view,
Michigan has the raw material to
produce an acceptable club. Capt.'
Leo Beebe continues to play an ex-
cellent brand of ball in the backcourt.
He is the playmaker, the steadying
influence, the most dexterous of the
ball handlers. Leo has scrapped vig-
orously in basketball and baseball for
two years, and you can be assured
that his aggressiveness will quicken
in tempo this winter.
Jim Rae is probably the most
improved ball player on the team.
His handling of the lball was at
all'times expert, and his passing
was sure. He still is a trifle
gun shy about shooting, as was
John .Townsend during his early
days, but his tendency to feed
rather than take a gander at the.
basket from a close position will
be remedied in time.

urday night and with the inner works
clogged a good deal of the time, it is
fortunate for the Wolverines that
Edward is so gifted.
Charley Pink is the most dog-
ged of competitors and perhaps
the inspirational force behind
the team. He lacks confidence
in himself, but he is well endowed
and should improve considerably,
He is quick, unusually aggressive,
and plays a fine defensive game.
Pink has a left handed push shot,
which he likes to use after drib-
bling from side court into the
interior of the foul circle, and he
should employ it more often.
Only two reserves saw action Sat-
urday night. Russ Dobson relieved
Smick, who had three personals
against him, but had little opportuni-
ty to show anything except a defen-
sive alertness on one blocked Spar-
tan attempt at a dogshot.
Herb Brogan, a clean cut sopho-
more, appeared as Pink's relief and
indicated that he is a player of no
mean ability. He entered his' first
collegiate game before over 6,000
yelling fans, and proceeded to play
with a poise, the like of which I have
never seen exhibited by a sophomore.
He is very fast, active, spirited, and
he has a rare eye. Brogan is per-
haps the best sophomore prospect
since Townsend, and I think it in-
evitable that he will be heard from
this season.
Defensively the team played
good ball. While State employed
, a modified zone, Michigan stuck
to the old man-to-man, and I
really mean stuck. I believe this
team is superior defensively, and
that attribute will support its
somewhat unpredictable offensive
Michigan will lose games this year
as will every other team in the Con-
ference. That is tradition. How
many they drop depends upon (1)
improved mastery of the new offense;
(2) continued development of the
veteran talent; (3) the strength of
the Conference; and (4) the ability
of the new sophomores to find them-
selves in a very tough basketball so-
I-M Cage League
Draws 128 Entries

Stimulated by their victory over a
favored Michigan State team Satur-
;.. day; Michigan's basketball squad will
embark Thursday morning to tackle
one of the toughest quintets in the
country at Notre Dame, after which
}', ": "" hesquad will ha eastfo their
V ~annual vacation series.
k4The Wolverines have not met Notre
Dame in basketball since 1924 when
they dropped a 29-25 decision, but the
Irish have since established them-
selves as a national standout aggre-
Irish Have Good Record
In the past 15 seasons Coach George
Forrest 'Butch' Jordan, heavy- Keogan's teams have won 252 games
weight mainstay' on Coach Cliff and lost 71 which gives him a per-
Keen's Big-Ten title-holding wrest- centage of .780--a record surpassed
ling team, won his team's only first only by Coach Ward Lambert of Pur-
place in the Midwest meet won by due. Last year the Irish won 20
Indiana last Saturday night at games while losing only three, a du-
Chicago. plication of their previous year's
Although they lost their three lead-
Varsity Matm en ing scorers from last year, Notre
Dame has found replacements and
is evidently off on another tear. They
SF i nishIi Sec d opened the season by walloping Kala-
mazoo 64-13. Michigan State won
In M idwest M eet over the same team 36 to 26 a week
Sadowski Is Spearhead
By MASE GOULD Forward Eddie Sadowski is the
The powerful Indiana Hoosiers spearhead of the Irish attack having
scored 136 points last season. Earl
proved the only stumbling block in Brown, a Benton Harbor boy, is cap-
the way of Michigan's Varsity wrest- tain of the squad and plays guard.
ling team at Chicago last Saturday Following Thursday's contest" at
night when they managed to head off South Bend, the first stop on the
the Wolverines to win the All-Mid- Wolverines trek east will be at Roch-
ester, N.Y., where they will clash with
west championships. the University of Rochester on Sat-
Indiana had twenty-two points at urday. Last fall, Michigan whipped
the end of the two-day competition; Rochester 50 to 29. Stunned by that
Michigan, Big Ten title-holder, was beating, the Yellowjackets dropped
second with thirteen; Wheaton Col- their next game to Hamilton but then
hsnapped out of it to win their last 10
lege had five; Cornell College, three, straight.
Wisconsin, two; and Northwestern, Coach Lou Alexander has three
Illinois and Purdue brought up the veterans from last year's quintet as a
rear with a point apiece nucleous around which this season's

Forrest 'Butch' Jordan, heavy-
weight, after pinning two men in
earlier matches, came through in the
finals to give Chuck Mutter, former
Illinois star, a decisive beating to
walk off with an Elgin wrist watch
for Michigan's only first place.
Don Nichols, 175-pounder, came
close to repeating Jordan's perfor-
mance when he tied Chris Traicoff of
Indiana in the finals. The officials
decided to re-stage the match when
the Hoosiers invade the Field House
on Jan. 13.
Harold Nichols met up with team-
mate Bill Combs, ineligible this sem-
ester and an unattached entry, in
the quarter-finals. The two boys put
on a great match with Harold com-
ing out on top, 6 to 5. Nick later lost
to Bill Lederman in the semi-finals.
Dick Tasch advanced to the semi-
finals, where he bowed to Traicoff of
Indiana, who later fought a dead
heat with Don Nichols, while Frank
Morgan also went to the next-to-last
round before losing to Chauncey Mc-
Daniels of Indiana in a nip and tuck
overtime match.

aggregation is built. His two for-
wards and a guard are returning but SPORT SHOPS,
gone is Captain Buddie Spies, lead-
ing scorer for the past three years 711 North University 902 South State
and one of the best basketball players
ever developed in Rochester.

" That Are
Distinctively Diffei
VAN BOVEN GIFTS reflect the true Christqas Spirit.
They ark appreciated by the person accustomed to fine things.

A Co-ed Can't .
Drink Beer
Smoke a CIGAR
Pay her way
Own a brain
Be beautiful
See the

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