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SUNDAY, DEC. 3, 1939


Wolvervine Hockey Team Loses Opener To London A.

. 3-1






(Editor's Note: Today's column is
written by Herb Lev, senior assistant
on the sports staff.)
Ugly Duckling,. ..
F YOU want a lesson in how the
game of basketball shouldn't be
played, keep your eyes on a tall red-
headed youth named Bill Cartmill
next Saturday night. He'll probably
be starting at one of the forward
posts in the Wolverines' cage opener
against Michigan State.
This six foot two inch Easterner,
who appears at the moment to
be the logical choice to fill Tom
Harmon's Varsity berth while
the Hoosier Hammer recuperatesr
from the gridiron wars, has been
the bane of existence of every
basketball coach he's ever come
in contact with. Once on the
hardwood, he seems to do noth-
ing right, and during the course
of a game will probably violate
every fundamental preached by
the cage authorities.
There isn't an orthodox shot in the
red-head's repertoire, which con-
tains more species than that of any
of the, present Varsity members.
He's the type that delights in drop-
ping them in the hard way. That is,
they look hard to the spectator, but
to Bill it's second nature. Distances
and angles mean nothing to Mr.
Cartmill. The more awkward the
position he's in, the more he relishes
getting off his tosses.
Bill got his cage baptism at
Verona High School in New Jer-
sey, His dad is basketball coach
at Montclair High, eight miles
away, and twice had the dubious
honor of witnessing his team
going down to defeat by Verona,
mainly due to the efforts of his
offspring, yet Papa Cartmill was
and still is firm in his convie-
tions that "the kid will never be
a basketball player unless he
learns to play like we all play."
Still, Cartmill the younger won
All-State honors for two years,
screwy shots and all.
Came Michigan and freshman bas-
De Vouw,
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ketball. And Coach Ray Fisher saw
immediate possibilities in thelanky,
carrot-topped lad who seemed to do
everything wrong. But there's a
limit to everything, and when Bill
showed no inclination to change his
style he was shoved more or less into
the background, and he failed to
make the top five on a none too ro-
bust frosh squad. And the future
didn't look any too rosy when "Cap-
py" Cappon, then Varsity Coach,
agreed with Cartmill senior, in that
Bill would have to change his meth-
ods before he'd be ready for big-
time competition.
The winter of 1938 saw a new
basketball coach in the person of
Bennie Oosterbaan and a large
group of ambitious sophomores
striving to crash a veteran-stud-
ded line-up. One of these new-
comers was Bill Cartmill. Bennie
liked the looks of the big red-
head, was especially impressed
with the size of his hands, but
decided that he'd have to re-
form his style. Thus he tried in
vain to transform Bill into an
ordinary basketball player. He
immediately became ordinary in
the true sense of the word and
spent the season alternating be-
tween third and fourth teams.
He failed to break into a Varsity .
It happens that Bennie Oosterbaan
is also an assistant football coach
at Michigan. While Oostie was thus
occupied with his grid duties the
direction of the cagers was left in
the hands of one John Townsend
through the early weeks of this sea-
son, and Mr. Townsend is remem-
bered around here as a fellow him-
self quite unorthodox in his hand-
ling of a basketball. He left Cart-
mill to do as he pleased and the re-
sults were almost amazing. Day in
and day out Bill would send enough
seemingly impossible shots through,
the hoop to lead his team-mates in
scoring. Oosterbaan came around
and after a little deliberation finally
told the New Jersey lad to keep
shooting the way he wants as long
as he keeps making points. So far
William has carried out his instruc-
tions fully.
So watch Mr. Cartmill Satur-
day. His maneuvers will enter-
tain you, but they may not be
exactly entertaining to the Spar-
tans from East Lansing if they
have as much difficulty keep-
ing up with the Dizzy Dean of
the local hardwood as the Wol-
verine second stringers are en-
countering these days.
-Herb Lev.
Would-Be Matmen
To Get Opportunity
In University Meet
Would-be matmen will have a
chance to show their worth before
the critical eye of Coach Cliff Keen,
and the campus in general, when the
University Wrestling Championships
are held Wednesday and Thursday,
Dec. 13 and 14, at Yost Field House.
The meet, held in conjunction with
the I-M Department, should attract
great interest since a victory is indi-
cative of a University of Michigan
championship, and of just who can
make a pretzel out of whom else on
the campus.
Everyone who wants to enter may
participate and Coach Keen is hoping
for a large turnout. All students en-
rolled in the University, with the ex-
ception of varsity letter men, are
eligible for these championships.
Matches will be held at 123, 130,
138, 147, 157, 167, 177, and unlimited
weights, and gold medals will be
awarded to the winners in each class.
Weighing in will be held Tuesday,
Dec. 12. The preliminaries will be-

gin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, the finals'
being held Thursday afternoon.
USC 9, Washington 7
Southern Methodist 14, Texas
Christian 7

Visitors Score
Winning Goals
In Last Period
Capacity Crowd Watches
Game; Stodden Makes
Michigan'sLone Tally
(Continued from Page 1)
his hard shot with a brilliant save.
Several seconds ' later Lapthorne
again got a similar opportunity, but
this time Spike came out of his nets
and spilled the London center before
he could get his shot.
Visitors Tally First
Late in the second stanza referee
Reynolds chased Larry Calvert to the
sidelines for dumping Pat Barrett.
The Ontario team seized this oppor-
tunity to break the scoreless deadlock
by sending up a five-man attack that
netted them their first tally when
Bill Legg pulled the puck out of a
mixup in front of the Michigan goal
and beat James with a fast shot.
The Wolverines came back in the
third period fighting to even the
count, and after seven minutes of
wide-open hockey Bert Stodden skat-
ed in fast on the left wing to drill
home a pass from Paul Goldsmith
that did the trick.
But the London team was not to
be headed, and midway in the stan-
za Stan Butler picked up a loose puck
in front of the Wolverine net and
lifted it past James. With only a
few minutes left to play, Butler
cinched the victory for the visitors
when he tallied with a corner shot on
a pass from Joe Lane.
Lwrey Finds Second Line
It was not until this final period
that Coach Lowrey was able to find
a suitable second-line combination.
By shifting his alternates on this
line, Lowrey uncovered an effective
forward wall in Bill Canfield at ceh-
ter, and Cliff Dance and Gil Samuel-
son on the wings. This trio succeeded
in holding London's second forward
wall in check for the first time dur-
ing the game.
Coach Lowrey's first line which all
week had lacked drive, came to life
last night, and Goldsmith, Lovett,
and Stodden gave the London goalie
some busy moments.
James Is Brilliant
At the other end of the ice,
Michigan goal-tending captain, Spike
James was not given much time to
himself, and his brilliant work in
turning back the Canadians' attack
drew the plaudits of the crowd.
The "iron men" of the Wolverine
squad were Larry Calvert and Charlie
Ross, each of whom went the full 60
minutes at his defense post. Ross,
also proved his offensive worth, when
on several occassions he broke away
alone to drill hard shots at goalie
Michigan: Goal, James; defense,
Ross, Calvert; center, Goldsmith;
wings, Lovett, Stodden; alternates,
Collins, Corson, Canfield, Dance,
Samuelson Heddle.
London: Goal, Hemphill; defense,
McFadden, G. Lane, center, Lap-
thorne; wings, Hodgson, J. Lane; al-
ternates, Foskett, Legg, Barrett, But-
ler, Fink, Andress.
Referee: Roy Reynolds, Chatah,
First Period
Second Period
1-London, Legg, 14:08.
Penalies -McFadden (tripping),
Calvert (charging).
Third Period
2-Michigan, Stodden (Goldsmith),
3-London, Butler, 12:49.
4-London, Butler (J, Lane),

Dartmouth Loses, 14-3
POLO GROUNDS, New York, Dec.
2.-(P-The victory-starved Stan-
ford eleven broke its fast today by
defeating Dartmouth in an intersec-
tional football game at the Polo
Grounds, 14 to 3. It was Stanford's
first win of the season.
Fordham Tops NYU
NEW YORK, Dec. 2.-(IP)-Ford-
ham's Footballers, paced by Dom
Principe, scored three times in the
last half today to come from behind
and defeat their local rivals, New
York University, 18 to 7, before a
crowd of 57,000 in the rain and murk
at Yankee Stadium.
Agf a's

Roland Savilla Accepts
Bid For All-Star Game
Rolano Savilla, giant Wolverine
tackle, announced yesterday that he
had accepted an invitation to play
with the North in the All-Star game"
to be held at Montgomery, Ala., Dec.
. The six-footer four-inch senior,
who has been a standout in Michi-
gan line for three years, will report
to Coaches Carl Snavely of Cornell
and Lynn Waldorf of Northwestern
on Dec. 23.
Varsity T rackmene
Show Well In First
Indoor Time Triais
Track coaches don't talk very much
as a rule, and Ken Doherty is no
exception, but the expression on his
face after his varsity had concluded
its first indoor trials was sufficient-
ly eloquent to betray his general
The four candidates for the fourth
spot on the mile relay team, Bud
Piel, Stan Kelley, Bill Dobson, and
Bob Barnard, showed up well, the
first two each winning their heats,
with the second two men running
right behind them.
Dye Hogan came from behind to
edge out Tommy Jester in the half-
mile, and Ed Barrett and Karl Wis-
ner caught Capt. Ralph Schwarz-
kopf on the last lap of the mile.
The other outstanding perform-
ance was that of Don Canham in
the high jump. The good-looking
junior, not satisfied with having
jumped six feet five inches in high
school with his old style, has shiftedl
to a straddle style jump, and yester-
day served notice that his ceiling
will be much higher than before.
Two More For Harmon
More honors came Tcrn Harmon's
way yesterday when the New York
Sun and the Central Press each
named him to their first All-Ameri-
can teams. The Press gave Forest
Evashevski, Archie Kodros, Ralph
Fritz, John Nicholson and Bill Smith
honorable mention on its squad.

Time is at last accomplishing what
few opposing grid teams have ever
been able to do-stop Bill Hewitt.
When this former University of Mich-
igan end trots to the sidelines in the
final game of the Philadelphia Eagles
pro team at Colorado Springs, Colo.,
today, finis will be written to the
brilliant football career of one of the
greatest of the myriad of gridiron
greats who have worn the Maize and
To many experts who have wit-
nessed the smashing play of the ex-
Wolverine, Hewitt's end performance
is the acme of perfection in flanking
finesse. There are many who will
claim that this lean young man is the
greatest end ever to play football-
possibly the greatest that ever will.
Eight Pro Seasons
And those who share this belief
have glowing records and scintillat-
ing past performances to substantiate
their arguments. Hewitt has played
one year in high school, four years
at Michigan and eight gruelling years
in the toughest football circuit in the
world, the National Professional
For 13 bruising years Hewitt has
starred on the gridiron, shattering
enemy interference, hitting the ball
carriers with driving tackles, blocking
with jolting force, snaring passes with
incredible ease-all with one end in
view, namely, to give the best per-
formance of which he was capable.
Although alternating from end to
fullback in his senior year on the
Michigan team in 1931 Hewitt was
an essential cog in the Wolverine
grid machine and he was a prime fac-
tor in its drive to a tie for the Big
Ten crown. His worth to thetMichi-
gan team was recognizedat the con-
clusion of that year with a fullback
spot on the All-Conference honor
Stars With Eagles
This was just an indication of big-
ger things to come. Upon graduation
Hewitt signed with the professional
Chicago Bears. He played with them
for five years, then shifted his tal-
ents to Philadelphia where he starred
with the Eagles for the last three
years. In this length of time, Hewitt
was chosen All-League end for four
years-one of the greatest distinc-

Bill Hewitt, Ex-Wolverine Ace,
Plans To Quit Pro Grid Ranks

tions a football player can achieve. gan nalfback, nas filec suit agains
From high school through college j the Green Bay Packers of the Na
and finally in the professional ranks tional Pro Football League for $2
Bill Hewitt has put everything he had 000, it was learned yesterday.
into football. And now time is put- Purucker claimed that the Packe
tin a al tohisgrdirn atiitis.had broken their contract with hiri
ting a halt to his gridiron activities, after he had been injured in a pre
When he hangs up his jersey today, esngm Acrdgtohe s
it will be for the last time as an active season game. According to the erst
player. But his mighty achievements while U. of M. star, the pros ha
and crashing style of play will long contracted him to play a full seasoi
remain emblazoned in the memories at $175 per game, but had release
of -the thousands of fans who saw him shortly after his injury.
him perform.
Detroit Ties Duquesne
Midshipmen Defeat ' PITTSBURGH, Dec. 2.--T
Army Elev n 14"-7 narring aim of John Roktsky, a 190
y e ound sophomore from Clarksburf
W. Va., and his detachable rubbe
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2.-(i)- toe today preserved Duquesne Univer
Navy used 13 backs in its 40th football sity's unbeaten record as the Dukt
game with Army oday. But three of ,deadlocked Detroit's Titans 10-1
them were enough to bring the Mid-
dies their 15th victory by a score of
10-0 and to send the Municpial Sta-
dium's goal posts tumbling down be-
fore an onrush of 2,300 midshipmen.
Before a crowd of 104,000-an an-
nual number since the service schools I
moved their series into this treme-
dous arena-200-pound Cliff Lenz
drove through and around an out-
charged Army line to put the sailors
in position for a first period field
Then Bob Leonard kicked that field
goal from the 25-yard stripe, and
the same Bob Leonard booted the ex-
tra point after Dick Shafer had scored
a last quarter touchdown.
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Tech was invited and today accepted!a
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Orange Bowl football game here New
Year's Day.
Jack Baldwin, chairman of the Or- FO LLE u
ange Bowl committee, said he was
not yet able to name the second

Sam Stoller, Former Michigan
Runner, Trains For Comeback

It was late in the afternoon, and
only one or two thinclads were still
prancing around the Field House
when a short, dark young fellow
stepped out on to the track and began
jogging around it.
It was only two and one-half
years ago that Sam Stoller wound up
his career at Michigan as one of the
finest sprinters the Wolverines ever
had. He had been a member of he
1936 Olympic team, and was Con-
ference champion in the 100-yard
dash. Came graduation, and except
for taking part in a Mae West movie,
Sam dropped out of the headlines.
Aiming At Olympics
But, he's back in training again,
and the erstwhile "Crooning Cannon-
ball" seems to have lost none of the
speed that made coaches say he was
the fastest man in the world at 50
yards, and a chap by the name of;
Owens was doing, some fine running;
at the time. ~'Sam is aiming for the
Olympics, if they are held, and other-
wise will try for the Pan-American
Games which will be held in Buenos
Aires if the Olympics are cancelled.
Watching the speedster was a
pretty young lady who turned out to
be his bride of only four months. Af-1
ter eight months in Hollywood, Sam
decided that the film colony was no1
place for someone without a contract,;
and accepted the offer of the AAU
to go to the Philippines to demon-l

strate.track with three other Ameri-
can stars, Roy Staley, Al Olson, and
Roy Kirkpatrick.
Married In Manila
They remained there for almost a
year and a half, and shortly before
returning to America about three
months ago to work at the Ford fac-
tory, Sam was married in Manila.
"She was the one who started all
this," explained the groom, "I was
going to quit. I'd won the Philippine
National Championships, and thought
I'd like to rest," but, as it does over
all men, the wifely influence won out,
and Sam began training again after
accepting an invitation to run in the
Millrose Games in New York in Feb-
ruary. In addition to this meet, Sam
hopes to compete all over the East
when the winter track season starts.
Should Be Fast As Ever
Has he lost any of his speed? "No,"
says Ken Doherty, "he looks at least
as fast as ever. There's no reason
for his slowing ,up. Athletes don't
reach their peak, physiologically
speaking, until they're about 27, and
Sam's only been out of college two
years. I'd like to have someone like
him on my team now."
So, Sammy and the missus strolled
up to the far end of the Field House
where the Olympian began practicing
his starts, preparing to make what
should be a very successful comeback
on United States tracks. Lots of
luck, Sam.

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