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iHL M--w' A N D A I L



restlers Overpower Hoosiers

To Triumph 17-11
k I Six-Man Michigan Relay Team
18 Sets American 300-Yard Mark

Last Year's
Loss Avenged
By Wolverines
Wins By Don Nichols And
Butch Jordan Establish
Margii Of Victory
(Continued from Page 1)
mat. But Roman rallied in the final
pe'riod, executed a takedown on Me-
ricka, and succeeded in tying up the
battle at 6 to 6. With but 45 seconds
to go Jim caught his opponent off
balance and sent him to the mat
with an arm drag and leg pickup for
two points and an 8 to 6 lead. Roman
broke away in five seconds, but the
buzzer sounded soon after to give
Mgricka the narrowest of victories.
Michigan went on to a command-
ing 11 to 5 lead in the next match,
but Indiana came back fighting with
successive victories in the 155 and
165-pound clashes.
In the 145-pound match, fourth
on the program, Capt. Harold Nichols
of the Wolverines won by default
from Homer Fawcett when the latter
was knocked unconscious as he land-
ed heavily on his head at the end of
a Nichols' body slam. He regained
consciousness a minute later but W.
A. "Billy" Thom of the Hoosiers soon
halted the encounter. As Fawcett
was leaving the ring he collapsed
and was carried to the training room.
Nichols Breaks Tie
But Indiana still had plenty left
and soon brought themselves up on
even terms with the Wolverine squad.
Angelo Lazarra downed Michigan's
Frank Morgan, in the 155-pound divi-
sion, by executing repeated take-
downs via leg lifts to take a 12 to 5
decision. Morgan escaped on each
occasion but found it impossible to
get behind his opponent's well-guard-
ed defense.
With the score 11 to 8 with Michi-
gan still in front, Indiana's Chancey
McDaniel won a punishing battle
with 165-pounder Dick Tasch of the
- Wolverines. McDaniel set a blister-
ing pace with two early takedowns
which made Tasch give all he had in
order to make up the imposing defi-
cit,but the early lead was too much
for Dick to overtake and he suc-
cumbed; 11 to 5.
''his victory shot the Hoosiers into
a tie which was destined to be short-
lived as Michigan's Don Nichols threw
Garnet "Tuffy" Inman all over the
matfor an overwhelming 21 to 8 win.
Don executed three near falls in suc-
cession with double leg grapevines
and had the match well in hand all
the way.
Jordan Cnomes Through
Forrest "Butch" Jordan put the
clincher on the night's proceedings by
out-powering Indiana's Sammy Hyde
.in the heavyweight feature, 13 to 4.
Jordan, using all the strength at his
command, slammed Hyde to the mat
with a leg lift midway in the match
to take things in hand. His well-
guarded defense withstood a desper-
ate challenge by Hyde at the end
to send the Hoosiers home with their
first defeat of the year.
In the opening two matches, Tom
Weidig, Michigan sophomore won a
lively 10 to 7 decision over Andy
Lvpvick, while Bob Antonacci of In-
diana pinned red-headed Andy Saw-
yer with a double armlock.
The Summaries:
121 pounds- Weidig (M) won the
decision over Livovich ()
128 pounds-Antonacci (I) pinned
Sawyer (M), 8:13.
136 pounds-Mericka (M) won the
decision over Roman (I)
145 pounds-H. Nichols (M) won by
default over Fawcett (I) due to

155 pounds-Lazarra (I) won the de-
cision over Iorgan (M)
165 pounds-McDaniel (I) won thef
decision over Tasch (I)
175 pounds-D. Nichols (M) won the
decision over Inman (I)
Heavyweight-Jordan (M) won the
decision over Hyde (I).

Wins In Last Minute


-By Bui BiN JAMIN~ -- ._. - -
Has Its Purpose .. .
ONE of the most pleasing movements to spring up this year on the Michi-
gan campus is the organization of the varsity 'M' club, the first body of
its character in local history.

Gophers Ris
Streak Of
Straight M
Minnesota Unbeaten
Wolverines Turner
iTables Last Seasot
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d The


Breaking a deadlock in the last 45
seconds of his bout against Joe
Roman, last year's conqueror of
ex Co-Captain Earl Thomas, Jim
Mericka, star 136-pound wrestler,
went on to win hisvbout 8-7. This
win, gave the Wolverines the lead
6-5, and from that point on they
were never headed.
Hockey Team
Battles Illinois
Michigan Will Seek First
Big Ten Win Of Season
Michigan's fighting hockey team
will be after their first Conference
win of the season when they face an
inexperienced Illinois sextet tonight
in the home arena of the Illini.
Although dropping their last con-
test the Wolverines are favored to
come out on top in their first Big
Ten game.. So far this season Illinois
has lost two games to the Gophers of
Minnesota and an equal number to a
strong Southern California team.
Michigan's hope for a victory rests
on the scoring punch of the first
line. As usual Ev Doran will be at
center with George Cooke and Al
Chadwick at the wings.
The Illini sharpshooters will find
it very difficult to sneak the puck
past "Spike" James for a tally. Be-
fore approaching the goal they will
have to pass Capt. Les Hillberg and
[arry Calvert who will be playing at
the defense posts the entire game.
Michigan's second line will have
Bert Stodden at center with Chuck
Ross and Gil Samuelson at the wings.
Supporting these men will be Jim
Lovett and Jim Tobin.
Illinois inaugurated hockey with a
four-game schedule last season. Jim
Beaumont will be guarding the net
for the Illini. He has held this posi-
tion since the home team started
their first game against Notre Dame
last year.
At the defense posts are Dick Fee
and Chester Ziemba. Both tip the
scales over the 200 mark- and have
the necessary brawn and speed to
break up enemy sallies.
At center will be Alex Welsh, who
is a sophomore and has a very ac-
curate shot. Wing position's are
handledby Charles Sigerson and
Dick Babbitt. Sigerson is the leading
stick-handler, which combined with
accurate shooting, makes him the
most dangerous offensive player.
Babbitt played center last season,
but has been shifted to give him more
freedom to use his speed and skating
ability to get past opposing defense-
Illinois will have the edge over the
Wolverines in numbers having a full
second team and also a third string
forward line.

Inaugurated by a small group of far sighted athletes, who realized the
vast opportunity for service that such an organization would provide, they
club has already shown evidence of becoming an important factor in Wolver- k
ine athletic circles.
The 'M' club has a three fold purpose: It means to promote the inter- f
ests of athletics on the Michigan campus; it hopes to aid athletes in d
obtaining jobs of all types; and it wants to serve the University in any
capacity it profitably can.
The great potentialities of this body make its formation especially ad-°
vantageous at this time. There is a pressing board job problem facing thea
athletic association at this time, a problem which some believe is beyonda
solution. With a group such as the 'M' club lending its whole hearted supportF
to a "help athletes" movement, the chance of working out this perplexing«
problem will be greatly enhanced.G
Inevitably "situations" arise in certain sports which demand sol,- t
tion. In the past, athletes have found no place to take their troubles, nog
group which might hear their story and lend support to their cause. The
'M' club is such an organization. Only last month one of these athletic S
problems arose in a certain sport. There was a misunderstanding be- Y
tween coach and players. The latter were unable to procure work.
Despite the fact that it was only in a formative state at the time, the 1
'M' club stepped in and by a series of arbitrations and interviews brought
the case to a head and an eventual solution.
Ralph Heikkinen has been elected president of the club, and he is aided
in his executive duties by a seven man executive council. Elmer Gedeon
(track), Irvin Lisagor (baseball), Jack Brennan (football), Bob Palmer
(golf), Jim Rae (basketball), and Tim Hird and Ed Hutchens (miscellaneous
sports) make up this group. Rae is also a student member of the Board in1
Control of Physical Education, and his connection with that body provides1
an invaluable connecting link between two important groups in Michigan}
There are 120 men on this campus who are privileged to wear -an
'M', 120 men who know the problems and tribulations that face the
athlete. Grouped together in such an organization, they could do more
than any other body in keeping Michigan athletics on a high plane.-
This movement deserves the support of the entire athletic staff, the
Board, and of the student body. It will do much towards furthering sports at£
Michigan. It is inconceivable that any of the 120 'M' men will fail to take1
advantage of the numerous opportunities which such an organization pro-
JUNOR Mel Fineberg journeyed to Detroit Thursday night with a pair oft
Annie Oakleys to the Budge-Vines tennis matches, and today he leaves
me a few odds and ends on the excursion.
If you missed the story, the winner was Budge, 6-3. 0-C, 13-11. It was1
J. Donald's fourth win in seven trips to the court against Ellie, who provedl
to be the favorite Thursday night of a disappointing crowd.I
Vines kicked away his victory chances with repeated errors, and only
in the love set did he show any indications of being on his gane. He aced
Budge time and again with a cannonball service which he would alter-
nate with a twisting shot that forced Donald to take the net. From; this
position Vines smashed placement after placement for points. -
But in the third set Vines' game bogged down, and Budge went ahead to
win. How he did it proved to be a mystery to the crowd. At times Vines was
superb and completely outshowed his red headed rival, but his game was so
unsteady that Budge won out in the 23rd and 24th games. Mel's impression of
the course of events was: "When Vines is on, there isn't a man in the world
today who belongs on the same court with him."
THE RETURN of Don Siegel to this sheltered village reMinds me that
Congress' boxing show Tuesday night is an event which deserves your
whole hearted support. They're matching Don against one of the better
Detroit heavies, yet unnamed, and his bout should top off a really fine card.
Siegel, incidentally, came back the hard way, journeying by boat from
New Orleans to New York and thence by train to Ann Arbor. Along with
Ralph Heikkinen, he was a member of the All-East squad which lost a 14 to 0
decision to the West on New Year's Day at San Francisco.

'ocal basketball fans although they1
know well enough of his gridiron ex-
ploits. His ever-improving play has
ousted big Danny Smick from the
first team although Dan will un-
doubtedly see plenty of action dur-
ing the course of the battle.
The hard-to-stop Gopher attack,
which holds a "point-a-minute" rec-
ord so far this year, is a five-man
affair featuring plenty of passing
among five boys who know their way
around a basketball court. It's a re-
volving offense but forwards Johnny
Kundla and Gordy Addington, the1
"mighty mite," do most of the work
Lnder the basket.
Kundla, who stands six feet two,
has averaged better than 10 points a
game this season, was the squad's
leading scorer last year and leads this
year with 95 points. His tricky ball-
handling makes him a perfect partner
for the speedy Addington who is built
along the lines of Michigan's Char-
ley Pink-only small'r.
When a close defense stops the
short game, the three-man back line.
of sharpshooters Paul Maki, Johnny
Dick, guards, and center Gordon
Spear, goes to work. Spear's long
range sniping from the center was
what put the skids under Iowa last
Monday. The willowy pivot man is
six three and weighs only 155 pounds.
Maki was named on the second
All-Conference team last season and
is one of the Big Ten's most effi-
cient guards both on offense and de-
Johnny Dick, who replaced All-
Conference Marty Rolek of 1938, is
a junior ai another one of the "fast
little men." Break-away speed and
an accurateshot mark his offensive
play. He stands five eight and Maki
two inches taller.
With the teams equal in height and
speed, the game may be decided by
the accuracy of the long range bom-
Harmon F N Kundla
Pink F Addington
Rae C Spear
Beebe G Maki
Thomas G Dick

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tContinued from 'age 1) f
that he approximated or betteredI
the world's record of 22.6. At the end
of the 200-. where incidentally, they
won the State A.A.U. title. the var-
sity was five-eights of a pool's length.
ahead of the second place number
two team.
Kirar turned in a 23.2 50- and7
then Holmes finally broke the record
with 23.8.
The 220-yard free-style, a special '
event which had three varsity men
fighting off the challenge of four
freshmen, treated the crowd to the
most evenly fought racerof the eve-
ning. The lead seesawed at each turn.
They were all even at the end of 50
yards. At the end of four slow laps,
freshman Bill Buckingham was out
in front with the rest of the field
bunched an arm's length behind.
Steps Up Pace
But then freshman Tommy Wil-
liams got impatient and decided to
make a race of it. He stepped up the
pace and was a length in front with
70-yards to go with yearling Gus
Sharemet second and varsity man Ed
Hutchens third. Another 25-yards
saw Williams' lead shrinking fast
as the varsity men put in their bids.
Hutchens was coming fast and
sophomore Art Ebeling came up from
nowhere to overtake the fast tiring
Williams. At the finish it was Hutch-
ens by a hand over Ebeling who had
about one finger over Williams who
in turn beat Sharemet in by a
knuckle. The time was 2:18.9.
Barker Keeps Title
"Good-Time" Charley Barker lived
up to his nickname, advance notices
and proved his versatility by turning
over on his back and retaining his
A.A.U. 150-yard backstroke title. Bar-
ker went into the second lap a length
ahead of Bill Beebe and retained his
lead throughout the race. Beebe was
second and freshman R. Reidl, swim-
ming unattached, third. Barker's
time was 1:39.7, equalling the pool
record set by Taylor Drysdale of
Michigan in 1935. Drysdale was fourth
in the Olympic back-stroke in 1936.
Big Ed Kirar dethroned Bill
Holmes as 100-yard champion in :53.6.
Gus Shamet, a freshman swimming
unattached, pushed the Moose all
the way but the former intercollegiate
champion had too much power in toe
last quarter.
The night's biggest upset came
when freshman Strother "T-Bone"
Martin, entered unattached, beat out
the varsity's best in the high board
diving. Martin, with only one bad

dive but several 8 pointers, garnered
414 'points to whip Adolph Fersten-
feld who had 408 and Hal Benham
with 398.2.
The breast stroke went to Michi-
gan's Johnny Haigh who had too
much at the finish for yearling John
Sharmet. Haigh won by two length-
in 2:47.7 with Ed Mack third.
Halina Tomski successfully defend-
ed her 100-yard free-style title and in
doing it smashed her own district
record of :62 by .7 seconds. She fin-
ished two lengths ahead of Miss Irene
In the special 440- free-style, Capt.
Tom Haynie whipped sophomore
Johnny Welsh -by half a length in the
fast time of 5:02.2. Haynie took the
lead at the half-way mark and was
never headed.
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