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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Ped-iE' TURVTI

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Sofiak, Rae Lead Cagers

To 44-39 Victory Over Wisconsin

Varsity Starts'
Slow, Is Ahead
16-15 At Half
Pink, Brogan Each Get
Seven Points; Englund,
Schwartz Pace Losers
(Continued from Page 1)
flak's foul, but Sofiak got another
basket a minute later and the score
was Michigan 33, Wisconsin 23.
Rundell and Englund sank short
ones, and Nelson countered one free
throw on Fitzgerald's foul. Run-
dell followed with a short one after
a speedy dribble, but Sofiak matched
it with one from the side. Nelson
dropped a short one, which Rae
matched." Schwartz sank another
for Wisconsin but Pink and Sofiak
got a free throw apiece.
Englund scored two free throws on
Rae's foul to make the count Michi-
gan 40, Wisconsin 37.
Sofiak sank a free-throw on
Strain's foul, and Rae pushed in
Fitzgerald's free throw rebound, and
Michigan led, 43 to 37. Anderson
counted again for Wisconsin, but
Sofiak sank a free throw on Rundell's
foul to make the final score 44 to 39.

IN THIS CORNER
By MEL FINEBERG_
Evie Takes A Powder-.- -
WE HATE TO SAY THIS: we think it will shake the morale of the 1940
football team: we probably never would have mentioned it had not one
Forest Evashevski, captain of that aforementioned athletic aggregation,
pulled a sly trick on us one day and by trickery, slyness and foul means,
wheedled us out of a dime. But our editorial integrity compels us to inform
the football team and the public that:
Forest Evashevski has been promenading about, disguised as a female
siren. There! We've said it.-
We saw it ourselves. There was the Evashevski we'd called The One-
Man-Gang, the Evashevski we'd thought was the toughest, hardest hitting
quarterback in the Conference in a black wig, face powder and lip stick. Yes,
lip stick. Red lip stick. And not there from osculation.
What are you doing next Friday night, Miss Flora Evashevski? Whoo,
whoo.
,k y k

Hoosiers Beat
Iowans, 45-30
On Home Court
Illinois Defeats (1hicago
In Close Conte,, 34-33;
Purdle IDownis OSU
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 8.--(P)
-Indiana University's basketball
team rang up its ninth straight vic-
tory, its second in Big Ten play, at
the expense of Iowa here tonight, 45
to 30.
The Hoosiers were in front at the
half, 26 to 15, and used reserves most
of the second period. 'Bill Menke and.
Bob Dro, were Indiana's best scorers
with 11 and 10 points.r
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 8.-(/P)--
Diminutive Joe Frank's long shot in
the final minute of play game Illi-
nois a Big Ten basketball victory
over Chicago, 34 to 33, before 4,900
tonight.
Lanky Dick Lounsbury's fifth one-
handed field goal had given the Ma-
roons a lead of 33 to 32 just before
Frank's shot. In the final seconds,
when Paul Zimmerman of Chicago
fouled Bob O'Neill, the Illini refused
the free throw and chose to keep
possession of the ball.
LAFAY ETTE, Ind., Jan. 8.-(A)-
A well-balanced Purdue attack prac-
tically swept Ohio State's defending
champs off the court here tonight as
Purdue scored its second straight Big
Ten basketball victory 49 to 32.
The Buckeyes put up a stiff battle
in the first half, principally because
of their sharp free throwingand

As Purdue Triumphs

Lawson Little
Wins New Title
At LosAngeles
Former Open Champion
Posts Last Round 65
To EdgeOut Heafner
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8.-(A)-Law-
son Little, former national and Bri-
tish amateur champion, won the an-
nual Los Angeles Open Golf tourna-

Before the season started we would have said that Indiana
would fight it out for the Conference basketball championship.
day night, the Hoosiers whipped Illinois 36-38. So now we think
will win the title.

and Illinois
Last Satur-
that Illinois

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MichIgan (44) Fb
Sofiak, f.........5
Fitzgerald, f ......2
Harmon, f ........0
Cartmill, f ....... .0
Rae, c ..... .....5
Pink, g..........3
Brogan, g.2
Totals .......17
Wisconsin (39) Fg
Anderson, f .......1
Schwartz, f......4
Nelson, f..........1
Englund, c5......5
Rundell, g........2
Sims,: g ........0
Scheiwe, g ........0
Strain, g........0

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We say this in full control of our mental capacities (a slight handi-
cap, we admit). In spite of a streak of cntrariness of that runs through
us, this isn't a manifestation of it. . The reason is that Bill Hapac, all-
Conference last year and this year's captain, was out with the flu. (Note
to R.M.: not a social obligation). He's expected back for Saturday's game
with Ohio State.j
Favqrite Son Returns.. .
MICHIGAN HOCKEY is facing a crisis of some sort. Next Thursday and
Saturday, Vic Heyliger brings his new-born team up to play shinny
with the local lads and at that time things might happen.
Strictly speaking, the appellation "new-born" can't be applied to the
Illini for they've had teams for two years. But this is Heyliger's first
year as head-coach and also the Illini's first attempt to put hockey on a
comparatively large scale. And before absorbing a pair of defeats from
Minnesota, 8-2 and 9-2, the sextet was rewarded by words of Gopheri
coach Larry Anmstrong: "I regard them as being fully as strong as p
Michigan."
Similar statements might be put into the category of damning with
faint praise.
The Wolverine hockey team can't be blamed. It isn't a matter of
apathy. It's simply that scoring and the front lines seem to be inimical.
The two just don't get along together. And it's not a matter of not trying.
They give their all, but to coin a phrase, their all just doesn,'t seem to be
enough.
An immediate remedy might be to shift Charley Ross and Larry
Calvert from the defense to the front line. Then put the center and both
wings (all three of them ) back on defense. At least it would be a
novelty.
In the meantime we await seeing Heyliger's crew whom, he said, found
it a bit trying to stand up on skates when the season started.

ment today turning in a blazing blast
round in 65 strokes, five under par,
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for a 72-hole total of 282. Clayton
Heafner of Linville, N.C., who held
a five stroke lead over Little going
into the final round, came in with a
71 for 283.
The finish left a throng of 3,000
limp with excitement. Heafner came
within four feet of holing out his
V i second wood for an eagle two and
a tie with Little. Little, now of
. Brettonwoods, N.H., won $1,500 first
money. It was his second major
tournament victory since he aban-
doned the amateur ranks after win,
ning the national and British ama-
teur titles in 1934 and 1935. He won
the Canadian Open in 1936.
Charles Caress (No. 34), Purdue forward, took a good hold on the ball Little was putting, in spectacular
as Dick Klein (No. 25) of Northwestern, tried to reach it over a Purdue fashion. He clipped three strokes
man's shoulder in one of the opening games of the Big Ten basketball: nore coming back. Fairways were
season, at Evanston. At right, watching the scrap for the bail are Dan soggy and greens in bad shape from
Fisher (No. 16) of Purdue and Charles Melehoir (No. 23) of Northwes- last night's rain storm. Part of to-
tern. Purdue won the game, 40 to 29. day's play was in a drizzle.
Heafner needed a birdie and a par
Purdue's missing an amazing nurm- f so many short attempts that their 25 to tie Little on the last two holes.
ber ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~~t ofstp ne h op 20 half- time iar-'in soon widened He three-putted the 17th and birdied
ber of setups nder the hoop. t-mthe par four 18th. He had held the
The Boilermakers continued to to convicing d i ensions. Center lead in the tournament from the
miss in the second half but they got Fisher with nine points, was high- second round on ands clung to a one
point man for Purdue. Ohio, was stroke lead over Little as they round-
led by forward McLain with nine. ed the turn to the 64th.
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Totals.......13
Half-Time Score:
Wisconsin 15.

Michigan

Free throws missed: Wisconsin 5,
(Anderson, Englund 2, Sims 2).
Michigan 9 (Sofiak 4, Rae 2, Brogan,
Fitzgerald, Harmon).
Referee, Glenn Adams, DePauw;
umpire, Ray Parkins, Minnesota.
Puckmen Lack
High-Scoring
Forward -Wall
Wilting under two periods of wide-
open hockey, the Wolverines gave
way before too much Michigan Tech
power Saturday night at the Coli-
seum and allowed the upstaters to
ring up two goals in the final stanza
hnd even the series here with a 2-0
shutout. The Michigan sextet won
the first game Thursday 1-0.
In dropping the game, Michigan
showed an offensive weakness that
has plagued the squad during the
past week. In both Tech games,
the two forward walls failed to ac-
count for a single goal, and all the
effective attacking has been left to
defensemen Larry Calvert and Charlie
Ross.
Calvert and Ross in both games
turned in some of the best plays of
the year by breaking away from
their own defense zone and carry-
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Bitsy Grant Beats Riggs
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 8.-(P)-Bryan
(Bitsy) Grant, Jr., of Atlanta de-
feated Bobby Riggs, No. 1 national
player, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3, today
to win the Dixie Tennis Tournament
singles for the third time. Grant
thus retired the D. P. Davis trophy
which has been in circulation for 16
years.

Iatmen Show
Usual Strength
In Initial Whin

By DON WIRTCHAFTER
The old saying goes "two tie, all
tie" but Matt Mann isn't paying much
attention to the old saying these days.
The "two tie" came last year when
Matt's Wolverine swimmers battled to
two deadlocks with Mike Peppe's
mermen from down Columbus way,
but according to the Michigan coach,
the "all tie" just doesn't follow.
Matt expects, a lot more from his
mighty natator crew when he takes
them to the bailiwick of the Buck-
eyes this Saturday for the first of this
year's two meetings.
Another deadlock, and this is au-
thentic, would be enough to drive the
Michigan coach within a half gain-
er's distance of an Eloise padded cell.
"Why they haven't got a chance
against our boys this year," Matt
pointed out yesterday. If I've ever
had it, I've got dynamite in the water
with this present bunch."
And dynamite in the water it is
Head Coach Quits

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Keen Stresses
For Big Ten

Condition
Opener

ing the puck in on the opponent's "
defense. The only score of the series With Illinois Squad
with the Huskies came in this man-
ner when Larry Calvert went the With their first test behind them,
length of the ice in the second period and a victorv in the books, Michigan's
of the first game to score. varsity wrestlers settled down yester-
In addition to their offensive work, day to the task of preparing them-
Calvert and Ross turned in their full selves for the tougher opposition to
quota on the back line by handing come, particularly the Illinois meet
out hard body checks, and covering which begins their Conference rched-
up for James whenever he went ule this, Saturday.
down in pileup in front of the nets: The 22-5 triumph over the Dear-
With the exception of Ross's four born Athletic Club last Saturday,
minutes in the penalty box Satur- ( while it doesn't carry a great amount
day night, both men played the en- of prestige with it, did show Coach
tire length of the two games. Cliff Keen what he can expect from
Capt. Spike James also came in his boys when they run up against
for his share of the spotlight in this more capable competition. The win
series, when he turned in his two brought with it the realization that,
best performances of the year. The while there is no lack of ability on
Husky line often broke in on him, the squad, it is far from being in the
and he was called upon to smother condition needed for the strenuous
shots when three men came in on schedule ahead.
him in an effort to push the puck Kiemach Shows Possibilities
across the line. The bright spot in Saturday's meet
The first line of Goldsmith, Lovett was, strangely enough, the lone
and Stodden did not show too much match that the Wolverines lost. Fred
organization, and in the first game Klemach, in, the process of being
their poor timing caused offsides pinned by Evont Perva, showed
that halted the play. enough to bring a prediction of a not-
too dark future for the junior from

too . . . as much dynamite as could
ever be gathered together in one tor-
pedo. The Buckeyes will find no
end ofstrouble Saturday night trying
to pass by swimmers like Gus and
John Sharemet, Charley Barker, Bill
Holmes, Tommy Williams, Johnny
Haigh, John Gillis, Ed Hutchens, Jim
Welsh, Dobson Burton, Blake Thax-
ter, Bill Beebe and Dick Riedl.
They're all in the Michigan lineup
and they're all capable of snatching
points in the Ohio encounter. Add
to these Matt's diving duo, Capt. Hal
Benham and Jack Wolin, mix well,
and you have the finest balanced
college swimming squad in the na-
tion . .. in the finest condition that
any team ever was on the week of its
first encounter.
"We aren't as worried about this
Ohio meet this year as we are about
the Yale crew that we swim against
the week after," Matt continued.
Why, the Elis have the best squad in
their history, and just look what
Ohio did down at the Forum last
month."
And look what we did at the
Buckeye showing down in Florida
during the vacation weeks . . . but
little did we see. For Matt's Wol-
verines made the Peppe crew look
like a bunch of minor leaguers. The
Ohio team lacked the man power
and the condition in their southern
sojourn.
But don't start underestimating
the Buckeyes. Swimmers have a
habit of taking things easy until the
heat is on, and Mike Peppe stillhas
men like Al Patnik, Earl Clark, Billy
Quayle, John Higgins, Harold "Curly"
Stanhope and Elwood Woodling to
gather in points for his National AAU
champions.
And good or bad, the Buckeyes are
going to have a whale of a battle on
their hands when Michigan comes to
town this weekend to decide which
school has the best tank team in the
nation.

At Carnegie

Tech

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PITTSBURGH, Jan. 8.-( P)-Bill
Kern, for two years head coach of
the Carnegie Tech football team, re-
signed tonight.
Both Kern and Clarence (Buddy)
Overend, manager of athletics at
Carnegie Tech, confirmed the resig-
nation but neither would say what
prompted Kern to leave his post at
Tech.
However, the resignation was no
surprise. It had been rumored here
and in Morgantown, W.Va., for weeks
that Kern would be named head
coach of West Virginia University
succeeding Marshall (Sleepy) Glenn,
who resigned. West Virginia offi-
cials have insisted, however, that
Glenn's successor would not be named
until after a still unscheduled meet-
ing of the governors of the University.

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Coach Keen. Fred had turned up
at the Field House balcony last week
in response to the call for men in. the
lower weights, and had had but two
days of working out when he was
sent in against Evont.
With Klemach and the injured
Tom Weidig in the 121-pound divi-
sion, Coach Keen's chief worry cen-
ters in the 128-pounders. Withdrawal
of Jim Butler from the picture on the
advice of his physician left the spot
wide open. Four men are now fight-
ing for the position, but they will
need more work before any one of
them can fill the bill.
Heavies Have No Trouble
In the top two weights, Capt. For-
rest "Butch" Jordan, heavy, and Don
Nichols, 175, while neither scored a
fall Saturday, took their matches
without much trouble, and with more
conditioning, will be ready to go in
the Illinois meet.
Harlan Danner, back from a shot
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