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Cagers Beat Buckeyes, 40-35; Pucksters Lose



Scrappy Team
Wins Opening
Big Ten Game
Brogan, Rae Top Scorers;
Captain, Lynch Paces
Bucks With 9 Points
(Continued from Page 1)
shots, as his mates failed to block
out for him.
Although Brogan displayed a fast
and shifty type of play, Lynch was
perhaps a little swifter and trickier.
Added to this was the fact he made
full use of his body and his grace-
ful movements stamped him as the
outstanding player on the hardwood.
Mees And Schick "Off"
Failure of Jed Mees to continue
the sensational form he displayed
against the Golden Bears when he
garnered 17 points, and the poor
showing of the highly rated Johnny
Schick were the chief factors in caus-
ing the invaders to drop the contest.
Schick started Ohio State off with
a bang when he dropped in a dog
shot and meshed three penalty shots
in the opening minutes of play as
Bob Fitzgerald, Wolverine forward,
fouled him twice in a row. From
then on Schick faded and did not
score again as the Wolverines,
sparked by Rae and Brogan, plus
some great play by Mike Sofiak un-
der the basket, put the Wolverines
in the lead and they never dropped
Bucks Sneak Up
However, with three minutes to go
Ohio ran their score up to 17 points
to trail the Wolverines by one mark-
er, but Sofiak and Brogan each made
two field goals to take an eight-point
lead at half-time, which was the big-
gest advantage Michigan held over
the Champions during the contest.
Trailing 28-26 as the second stanza
opened, the Buckeyes started run-
ning wld and scored 17 points to
the Wolverines 14, but it wasn't
enough to give them the lead. Mid-
way in the period they pulled up to
within two points of Michigan and
the score was 32-30, but again the
Wolverines fight and better floor
play enabled them to lengthen their
lead to 36-30.
Michigan Holds Lead
Not to be outdone,. the Buckeyes
again surged forward to come with-
in one point of knotting up the
count with five minutes to go, but
once again Michigan showed that
it had the ability to hold up under
pressure as they held Ohio for the
remainder of the contest while Rae
and Sofiak ended the scoring.
The final basket by Sofiak was
made on a pass from Charlie Pink as
the latter lay on the floor. It was
this type of alert playing that char-
acterized Michigan's floor game and
paved the way for its victory.
Only The Beginning?

Wolverine Wrestlers Top Dearborn A. C., 22-5





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It Was Suella Them .
It happened, not in Hollywood, but
in Havana.
David Zeitlin, a local correspondent
for a Detroit newspaper, was sojourn-
ing in Florida over the holidays and
decided to combine business with
pleasure. So he went to Havana
(not on one of those cruises but on
an airplane) to take some pictures
of Cuban baseball.
Our enterprising reporter dis-
embarked from the plane and
immediately throngs of people
crowded about him, all wanting
to shake his hand. All were
shouting in Spanish to a much
bewildered Zeitlin.
Finally he mustered up his cour-
age and asked, in his best sign lan-
guage, where the baseball park was.
Immediately an even greater furore
was raised. Spanish equivalents of
huzzah and bravo rent Cuban air.
By this time, Zeitlin thought another
revolution was well under way. But
with that indominatable spirit that
has kept the American soul ever
marching onward and upward, he
kept going.
He looked about him and finally
made grimaces with his hands (how
can anyone make grimaces with one's
hands?) and mumbled "pictures,
pictures." That was the pay-off;
that was the sesame that opened
Cuban hearts to him. "Suella," they
cried, "pitcher."
Finally he got to the ball park
and found the game in the fifth
inning. Adolpho Luque, former
Giant hurler and now coach for
the club, waved him to the dug-
out and told him to find a uni-

"Dow's your arm?" interrogated
"My arm? What do you care about
my arm? I want to take some pic-
tures of your team."
"Pictures? Why we thought you
were a pitcher we've been expecting
since yesterday. His name's Suella.
Your name is mud. Nuts. Good-bye."
P.S. Zeitlin finally got the pic-
tures, saystCuban baseball is mighty
fast and that Mike Gonzales, form-
er St. Louis Cardinal manager, also
has a team there.
Here's the height of deliberateness
in making decisions. Olympic swim-
mer Ralph Flanagan took himself a
wife last Dec. 20. He visited the
former Miss Ruth Jump on Dec. 20,
their first meeting since their intro-
dlction at the Olympic games in
1936. They had been corresponding
ever since, climaxing it all with an
elopement to Yuma, Ariz., on New
Year's Day.
Afterwards Mrs. Flanagan said,
"We weren't married on the spur
of the moment. We wanted to
go the night before but weather
conditions wouldn't permit fly-
Nothing like getting the proper
perspective of things, is there?
Looking into the crystall ball and
predicting the future: Michigan's
swimmers will go South next sum-
mer and find out about Mexico. A
Wolverine mile relay team will com-
pete in the Millrose Games in New
York City in February. The hockey
team will play . a two-game series
with Dartmouth next Christmas va-
cation in Rye, N.Y. And since the
Wolverines schedule Colorado Col-
lege for a pair of games just before
the holidays begin, it'll be a well-
travelled sextet that returns to Ann
Arbor. Now, let's see it happen here.

form. This was too much. Our
Mr. Milquetoast would not do
that. Rather he satin the stands
and waited for Luque to come to
him after the game was over.


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Ohio State (35) G
Schick, f .........1
McClain, f-c......2
Sattler, c.........2
Mees,g ..........2
Lynch, g.........4
Goss, f ...........2
Graf, f ...........0
Dawson, f ........0
Mickelson, f ......0
Marzano, g .......0
Nichols, f.......0



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Totals ......
Michigan (40)
Sofiak, f .......
Fitzgerald, f....
Rae, c ..........
Brogan, g ......
Pink, g......
Cartmill, f .....

..13 9
...4 1
..0 1
...5 1
...6 1
..,3 0
...0 0
...18 4

2.4 Basketball
Squads Open
I-M Tourney
Winchell House Cops Two
Contests From Lloyd;
Kappa Delta Rho Wins
The I-M basketball tournament
really got under way yesterday af-
ternoon as 24 teams played their ini-
tial games of the 1940 season. In
the dormitory league the game be-
tween the Chicago and Adams House
"A" teams which originally has been
won, 23-10, by Chicago was forfeited
by Adams because Chicago was play-
ing two members of the freshman
squad, Ed Gustafson and John Hanz-
lik. The stars of the game were Ed
Johnson of Chicago and Bob Hack-
enbruch of Adams who each made
six points. The Chicago "B" team
also forfeited.
Winchell House made a clean sweep
as both its "A" and "B" teams de-
feated Lloyd House "A" and "B." The
score was 20-5 in the "A" game with
Bill Shapiro of Winchell high with
eight points. In the "B" game Win-
chell won 15-4 and Bob Patterson
paced the victors with seven points.
Fletcher Hall "A" topped Allen-
Rumsey "A" 13-9, with Allen-Rumsey
winning the "B" game 15-2. In the
"A" game Walt Fish of Fletcher was
high with seven points, while in the
"B" game Walt Hellman was high
man with six and Gordon Andrew
made the two points scored for
In the other dormitory games Wen-
ley "A" defeated Williams "A," 23-3
with Barton Cook leading the floor
with nine points; and Williams "B"
knocked off Wenley "B," '7-4.
Kappa Delta Rho "A" won over
Phi Sigma Delta "A," 21-13, with
Joe Savilla of the winners and How-
ard Greenberg of the losers both
scoring 10 points. Theta Delta Chi
"B" defeated Phi Sigma Delta "B"
7-4 as Bob Getts of the victors was
high with six points. Sigma Alpha
Epsilon "B" topped Sigma Nu "B,"
11-8 in a hotly contested game, and
Sigma Nu "A" defated Hermitage
"A, 15-4.
Notre Dame 33, Syracuse 29
Pitt 31, Penn State 28
Michigan State 29, Tennessee 20
Marquette 42, Wayne 39
Oklahoma 50, Kansas State 33
Drake 27. Washington 22

Serious DizzyI
Dean Requests
A Last Chance
DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 6.-(P)--le
Diz Dean, a changed man, gestured
with his $185,000 lame arm today and
quietly said he would decay in the
finery of his Dallas mansion before
accepting $10,000 to pitch for the
Chicago Cubs.
Milder and fully aware that he is
walking into the evening of one of
baseball's grandest careers, Dean
stressed he had no quarrel with Phil
Wrigley and the Cubs but "just fig-
ured that a 50 per cent cut is a little
too much."
"Gee, that's no cut, it's a major op-,
eration," grinned Diz. "There's no
'finer man in baseball than Mr. Wrig-
ley. I don't think he intended to
cut my salary $10,000. I expected
a cut, knew I deserved it after strug-
glhqg around with a bad arm last
year, but I honestly believe I'm worth
$15",000 to the club."
The new Dean, a hulking country
boy who loves to throw baseballs,
kept on talking. He was dead seri-
"I've talked a lot in my day, but
quote me right on this, will you? My
arm's bad and this is my last chance
in baseball. If I don't make it' this
time I'm through forever. I've got
a farm near Dallas and that's where
I'll go if I don't make it with Gabby
and the boys this season.
"Why if I didn't think there was
a chance for me, I would have sent
that contract back if it had carried
a $10,000 raise instead of a cut. Base-
ball has been good to me. I've given
it my best. Now I want this last
Next Wednesday Diz goes to a den-
tist to have an impacted wisdow
tooth extracted.
It's his last chance.
He believes, as do several dentists,
that the tooth might be bothering
the nerve in his shoulder that
wrecked one of the finest pitching
arms baseball has ever known.
Should the extraction return that
big right arm to normal, Dean said
he believed he still had 10 years of
baseball left.
Northwestern 26, Bradley Tech 8
Wisconsin 21, Illinois Normal 13
Minnesota 9, Illinois 2.
Toronto 3, Montreal Canadiens 1

Grapplers Lose
Only One Bout
In First Meet
Harlan Danner, Jim Galles1
Score Falls; Perva Wins1
Lone Match For Losers
Chalking up an impressive victory
over the Dearborn A.C. Michigan's,
wrestling team yesterday afternoon
began what may very probably be an-
other undefeated season. The mat-
men, paced by Capt. Forrest "Butch"
Jordan, Harlan Danner, and Johnny
Paup, swamped the Dearborn contin-
gent to the tune of 22 to 5.
Junior Fred Klemach, who has been
out for wrestling only two days, suf-
fered the only Michigan defeat of the
day after a good showing in the 121
pound class. He was pinned by
Evont Perva with a bar arm and re-
verse body lock in 4:50. With no
match at 128 Michigan's victory string
was begun by Jack Sargeant, at 136,
as he decisioned Lindlbauer of the
Dearborn club bf 10 to 2.
Paup Looks Good
Johnny Paup looked particularly1
good in the 145 match by defeating
William Lezuch 16 to 7. The Michi-
gan wrestler, who had considerable
encouragement from the fans, con-
trolled his match with 10 points on
time and a near fall, among others.
He appears to be a capable successor
to Harold Nichols, the Wolverines'
great 145 pounder and national cham-
pion last year.
Back at his 155 pound spot Harlan
Danner showed that he had lost none
of his old ability after his sojourn in'
the jungles of Central America. He
scored the first fall of the afternoon
at 6:06 over Dan Smuck of Dear-
born. After a fast and furious start,
which had the spectators on edge,
Danner controlled most of the match
with an effective key lock. He threw
the Dearborn grappler with the key
lock and a reverse nelson.
Galles Scores Fall
Sophomore Jim Galles added the
second Wolverine fall in the 165 pound
fracas by pinning Dick Mackenzie.
"Scotty," as the Dearborn wrestler
was called from his bench, put up
a good scrap but Galles gaineda
near fall with a body press near the
end of the encounter and clinched it
by pinning his opponent in 8:51 with
a half nelson and top scissors.
Don Nichols, other half of the
grappling Nichols brothers, piled up
a 14 to 2 victory in the 175 pound
go over George Williams. The burly
Dearborn wrestler spent most of his
share of the afternoon's exhibitions
flat on his face as Nichols completely
nullified his every attempt to "get up
and at 'em."
Goalies Are Brilliant
In the heavyweight match Capt.
"Butch" Jordan dominated this final
encounter by rolling up 18 points to
Smuck's lone tally. The Michigan
captain did everything but pin the
Dearborn matman as he scored points
on time, two near falls, and a go be-
Becker of Michigan scored another
18 to 1 win over Fisch, of the Dear-
born A.C., in an exhibition 145 pound
match. The Wolverine matman also
scored points on two near falls, a go
behind, and time.
121 ponds: Perva, Dearborn A.C.,
pinned Klemach, Michigan. 4:50.
136 pounds: Sergeant, Michigan,
defeated Lindlbauer, Dearborn A. C.
145 pounds: Paup, Michigan, de-
feated Lezuch, Dearborn A.C.
155 pounds: Danner, Michigan,
pinned D. Smuck, Dearborn A.C.,
165 pounds: Galles, Michigan,
pinned Mackenzie, Dearborn A.C.,

175 pounds: Nichols, Michigan, de-
feated Williams, Dearborn A.C.
Heavyweight: Jordan, Michigan,
defeated J. Smuck, Dearborn A. C.
145 pound exhibition: Becker, Mich-
igan, defeated Fisch, Dearborn.
Boilermakers Trinmph
Over Wildcats, 40-29
EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 6.-(,P)-Pur-
due opened its bid for the Big Ten
cage title tonight with a 40 to 29
victory over Northwestern, the Wild-
cats' first loss after winning five
straight non-conference engagements.
The Wildcats overcame Purdue's
12-point lead built up in the first
half only to see the Boilermakers push
ahead again with a furious scoring'
rally that sewed up the game.

A home-and-home series with Ohio
State was yesterday suggested as a
solution to the problem of the open
date on the Michigan football sched-
ule. Reports have it that Coaches
Bennie Oosterbaan and Wallie Weber
both are in favor of such a series.
Precedent for such a move may be
found in a similar series played with
Minnesota in 1926. As proposed,
Michigan would meet the Buckeyes
either a week before the season is
scheduled to open, or the week fol-
lowing their closing game with Ohio
at Columbus.
Don Lash Captures
K. Of C. Two-Mile



MICHIGAN: Goal, James; defense,
Ross, Calvert; center, Stodden;
wings, Corson, Lovett; alternates,
Goldsmith, Canfield, Collins, Heddle,
MICHIGAN TECH: Goal, Gustaf-
son; defense, Mars, Alvord; center,
Villeneuve; wings, Petaja, Sihvonen;
alternates, Karam, Petaja, Meyers,
Baird, Mulliette, Johnson, Briden.
First Period
No scoring
Penalties: Ross 2, Villeneuve
Second Period
No scoring
No penalties
Third Period
1. Mich. Tech, Villeneuve, 2:46
2. Mich. Tech, Mulliette (Briden)
No penalties

"Who's gonna take Bill Watson's
place?" became a pertinent question
last May when Captain Willie con-
cluded a remarkable college track
career. It'd be too much to find one
man to do that, but it may be that
Coach Ken Doherty has enough
strength in Bill's events to make up,
in points, for the loss of Watson.
For three years Bill won three
events in the outdoor Conference
meet-an unprecedented feat, and
probably one which will notbe
equaled in the near future. Two Big
Ten records, the shot and discus, are
the result of his competing in the
Big Ten, and in the other event, the
broad jump, he would have had to
break Jesse Owens' world record to
set a new mark.
Five Men For The Job
So, when it comes to taking his
place, no one man is going to take.
the job. But, in the persons of Bob
Hook, George Ostroot, and Tom Law-
ton in the shot put, Ostroot in the
discus, and Carl and Fred Culver in.
the broad jump, there may be suf-
ficient strength to bring the point
total up to its former high spot.
Hook was third in the outdoor Con-
ference last year, less than an inch
behind second-place. The big junior
has- shown much improvement this
year, and should be a big threat to
the probable winner, Archie Harris of
Ostroot Shows Great Promise
The giant sophomore, George Os-
troot, seemedsto be more of a discus
thrower than a shot-putter last year,
as he smashed Watson's freshman
record by 10 feet or so, but since re-
porting for track after the close of
the football season, he has come along
very fast, and his best effort, to date,

Five Men Will Try To Fill Gaps
Left By Bill Watson's Departure

is only three inches behind Hook's
Lawton was one of last year's big
surprises. Not as big as most shot-
putters, and lacking experience, nev-
ertheless, he plugged along and was
rewarded with heaves of about 45
feet. Should he continue that way,
Michigan may expect points from
the hard-working junior.
Culver Leaps Into Picture
The Culver twins delivered one of
the upsets in the broad jump last
spring as both placed in the Confer-
ence meet. Carl leaped a foot bet-
ter than he had ever before done, and
Fred went a foot and a half further
than his previous best. Subsequent
efforts in practice indicated that
their leaps were more than once-in-
a-lifetime performances, and the
twins should gather enough points to
make Watson's loss negligible here,
So, even if it takes a "Five Man
Gang" to do what "Willyum" used
to do all by himself, Michigan is de-
termined that it won't suffer from
the loss of the man who is probably
the best all-around trackman the
sports world has known.
Indiana Tops Illini, 38-26
In Conference Opener
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 6.-
(JP)-Indiana University nosed out the
University of Ilinois, 38 to 36, before
approximately 6,000 spectators here
tonight in the opening Western Con-
ference basketball game for both
The Hoosiers gained a 21-to-12 ad-
vantage in the first half, but the
Illini roared back with a counter-at-
tack that cut Indiana's lead to one
point at 37 to 36. A free throw gave
the Crimson a two-point lead and
forward W. Evers missed an open
shot for Illinois as the game ended.
Indiana won the game from the free
throw line, making good eight of 18
attempts to Illinois' four of 13.


ing the
just as

YORK, Jan. 6.-(P)--Start-
1940 indoor track campaign
he opened the 1939 season,

Don Lash fought his way to a one-
tenth second victory over Tommy
Deckard in the invitation two-mile
race that was one of the features of
the Columbus Council K. of C. games
tonight in the 13th Regiment Armory
In third place, some six yards back,
was Leslie MacMitchell, I.C. 4-A cross
country champion who was running
this distance for the first time.
Glenn Cunningham, winner at 800
meters a year ago, came back at 880
yards to roar up from fourth place
in the last half-lap and defeat James
Kehoe, Southern Conference cham-
pion from the University of Mary-
land, in 1:56.1. Jim Herbert, NYU
Negro flash, surprised after a year's
lapse by taking the 500 yard special.

Totals ... . .

Two Games With Ohio
Is New Grid Proposal


Halftime score: Ohio State 18;
Michigan 26.
Free throws missed: Sattler 3,
Schick, Mees, Fitzgerald, Pink, Bro-
gan 4, Cartmill.
Referee: Dick Bray (Xavier); Um-
pire: Eddie Powers (Detroit).
Gophers Whip Hawkeyes
After Poor Start, 42 to 34
IOWA CITY., Ia., Jan. 6.-GAP)-
Minnesota's Gophers overcame a
poor start to defeat Iowa, 42 to 34,
tonight in the opening Big Ten bas-
ketball game for both teams before
5,000 fans.
After Iowa jumped into a 10-
point lead midway in the first half,
the Gophers started to click and
second half was all Minnesota's, the
earned an 18 to 18 halftime tie. The
Gophers running the score to 24 to
18 before the Hawks could get start-
ed. Fred Anderson, Minnesota guard,
led the scoring with 12 points.
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