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Varsity Sextet Meets Ontario Agies

Tonight At Coliseum



Indiana Five Will Seek Revenge.
For Last Years Notable Upset

Those burning tears that Indiana's
quintet shed March 4, 1939, when a
floundering Wolverine basketball
squad rose from the Big Ten cellar to
championship heights and bounced
the Hoosiers right out of the title pic-
ture with a great 53-45 triumph, have
turned to daggers since that memor-
able day.
This means that the Hoosier boys
will stop short of nothing less than
murder when they tangle with the
current edition of Bennie Ooster-
baan's cagers down at Bloomington,
Feb. 12.
Four regulars, who saw their
championship hopes go flying far far
into that dark cold night, are back
to even the score, and Coach Branch
McCracken isn't going to let them
Player G. B. F. Pf. Tp.
Rae ........12 55 21 17 131
Pink ........12 r 38 20 24 96
Brogan......12 35 10 14 80
Sofiak.. ..12 32 16 19 80
Fitzgerald . ..12 16 6 15 38
Cartmill .... 8 .14 4 6 32
Harmon .... 6 3 8 7 14
Ruehle.......7 4 . 4 7 12
Herrmann .. 4 3 2 1 8
Grisson ......2 2 0 1 4
Glasser .......2 2 0 2 4
Wood ........3 1 0 1 2
Call........ 1 0 0 0 0

that contest is retained by Menke,
who had the unfortunate task of
guarding Jim Rae. Only a sophomore
last year Menke took fourth place
scoring honors in the Conference, but
the way Rae played that night has
left him with little consolation in his
A crippled Jim Rae turned in his
greatest collegiate performance that
night as he collected 19 points to lead
the attack, passed brilliantly, and
uned in a spectacular defensive job
as he controlled the backboard single-
As far as Michigan was concerned
this victory merely evened the count
for the upset Indiana had scored
against it two years previously to
knock the Wolverines out of the title
race by a crushing 31-27 triumph.
Michigan had won eight and lost two
games when Indiana came from no
where out of the depths of the second
division to upset the dope bucket.
Out For Blood
But, this has no effect on Indiana,
for it's out to draw blood in this
contest which will be one of the high
points of the current title race, and
one of the two squads may be elimin-
atel from the championship quest
the night they tangle.
Indiana meets Purdue, undefeated
league leaders -on Saturday, Feb. 10,
when the Conference games again
get under way, while Michigan
clashes with Northwestern. A defeat
for either Michigan or Indiana, and
there's a better than even chance
they both might lose, would make,it
necessary that which ever team lost
on Saturday win Monday night to
stay in the race. If both teams should
lose on Saturday, then the Michigan-
Indiana tilt will result in the elimina-
tion of one of them.

forget the scene in

the visitor's


er room at Yost Field House
that disastrous game.
Tears Flowed Freely

Capt. Ernie Andres, who had played
a brilliant game and scored 15 points,
was crushed and heartbroken and
had to be assisted off the court by his
teammates. McCracken stood in the
locker room and as a stream of hot
salty tears flowed down his cheeks,
he blubbered, "Two games to cinch
a title and we had to hit two hot
teams in a row."
The week before Indiana had a 10-
game winning streak snapped by the
Boilermakers, and it was too much
for the young Indiana mentor, who
had high hopes of seeing his squad
take the Western Conference Cham-
pionship in his first year in the Big
Capt. Mary Huffman, Bob "Moose"
Dro, Paul "Curly" Armstrong, who is
second in the Big Ten scoring raceI
at present with 50 points, and BillI
Menke all remember the miserable
time they had against the Wolver-

Armstrong Fights
Montanez Tonight
NEW YORK, Jan. 23.-(P)-Ham-
merin' Henry Armstrong puts his,
world welterweight championship on
the line for the 15th time tomorrow
night in Madison Square Garden
against the stiff-punching body at-
tack of Pedro Montanez of Puerto
R ico.
They tangle over the 15-round
route and the way Gus Q. Fan and
family have taken to the tea-party
has Promoter Mike Jacobs beaming
like a summer sun. "Uncle Mike"
figured tonight that some 16,000 of
the faithful would be on hand for
the festivities, contributing to a grossj
gate over the $50,000 marks.

By Mel Finebergs
Not Purdue -- Now Who?
ILASH! Michigan will not play
Purdue next year in football. .
But the Boilermakers and the Wol-
verines would have gotten together!
were it not for the fact that the
schedules couldn't possibly be shifted
to allow the two teams to meet on
Oct. 5. Purdue would rather havei
met Michigan than Ohio State on'
that date, indeed had expressed that
preference. And negotiations were
already under way to have Michigan
State (whom Michian was to play
on the 5th) to shift its game to the
second of November.
For a. while the road looked
clear. The Spartans were agree-
able but they had a game with
Kansas Mtate that autumn day.
And Kansas State refused to
shift the game.
The result was that Purdue and
Michigan* couldn't meet and then,
immediately afterward, the Boiler-
makers okayed a game with Ohio
That leaves the Michigan op-
ponent still unmasked. But it
does eliminate the most-sought
after foe. And it also will serve
as a warning to the administra-
tion here to get on the ball be-
cause the available opponents
will be the little team that isn't
there. It may be that other teams,
previously discarded, will be re-
considered. And it also means
that it's likely that, in order that
schedule-shifting be obviated, a
team with an open date on Nov. 2
will be selected.
Among these are Pittsburgh, De-
troit, Holy Cross, Boston College,
Villanova, Tulsa.
Take your pick.
swam a 51.8 anchor leg on the
free style relay against Yale Friday
night . . . That's with a flying start
. . . Charley Barker, lead-off man,
turned in a 53.2, one-tenth of a sec-
ond faster than G. Sharemet's win-
ning time in the century . . Matt
Mann may let these two tangle before
the Big Tens and if he does, the
water will fly ... Against the NYAC
Saturday night, Bill Beebe told Matt
that he was going to take it easy and
that he wanted to be timed in his
last lap . . . Dick Riedl, sophomore
backstroker, overheard him and al-
so decided to take it easy-maybe .. .
Evidently Beebe took it easier be-
cause at the end of the 100, Riedl
was 8 feet ahead . . . When Beebe
saw him he started to spurt, turned
in a phenomenal 32 second 50 but
failed to catch the flying sophomore
.All of which goes to prove that
you can't let up against a good man
and still expect to catch up.
Finals are here and as a result we
won't be.
IMI "nort
Special hours will be observed at
the I-M Building during exams and
the J-Hop. From Monday, Jan. 22
to Sunday, Feb. 11, inclusive, the
building will be open daily from 8
a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The pool will be
open from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The

large gym will be closed from Sun-
day, Feb. 4 to Sunday, Feb. 11 for
decorating and cleaning.
On the day of the J-Hop, Friday,
Feb. 9, the building will be closed
for all activities after 12:30 p.m.

Battered Sqmad Half Mile Prospects Dimmed
To Duel Strong By Tough Big Ten Competition,
Invading Team By BERM EPSTEIN year, Egert slid back and showed little
If someone who wanted to know last year. His long stride didn't get
Canadian District Champs how Michigan's half-mile prospects him places quickly enough to make
Will Attempt To Repeat were this year, looked no further than him a contender, but things have
the Field House he'd say they were changed, so the current season's per-
Last Year's Triumph pretty good. Seniors Dye Hogan formances say, and Howie looks ready
and Tommy Jester are backed up by to do some point-gathering running.
(Continued from Page 1) a vastly-improved Howie Egert and
last year's freshman star Johnny Kautz Improves Di y
came to life at Minnesota and did a Kautz. It seems to b charactei stic of 880-
good job in both the attacking and f Jester was third in the outdoor their careers. Johnny Kautz has been
back-checking departments. Conference and fifth in the indoor no exception. After playing a major
Larry Calvert and Charley Ross meet his sophomore year and fifth role in last year's recording-wrecking
will be at their full-time jobs on the in both last year. Tommy couldn't yearling squad, Kautz was a relative-
back line mixing their colorful scor- seem to really get going during the ly listless runner for the first part of
ing dashes with hard body-checking. past season, but now he's back in this year. About two weeks ago John-
Calvert came through with one goal shape, seems much stronger than ny started to hit his stride and his
and two assists against the Gophers, before, and in an ordinary year would efforts since then have earned strong
while Ross tallied once on a solo., be ready for his best season. praise from Coach Ken Doherty.
Samuelson Tallied Hogan, never more than a slight It would really be a promising year,
Gil Samuelson, John Corson and step behind Jester, has found that were it not for the extra-fine caliber
Bob Collins will start on the second something which his running lacked, of the Big Ten competition. It looks
line. Samuelson accounted for one and there has been nothing to choose very tough, but the boys have it in
goal in the Minnesota series, while between the pair this year, with any them to win their share of the points,
Collins, who has been improving no- possible shade in performance going and they probably will.
ticeably, garnered a score and an to the colorful Dye. Hogan's 3:13 for
assist. Bill Canfield and Fred Heddle three quarters of a mile two weeks
will alternate on the second wall. = ago stamps him as being ready for,
Capt. Spike James, whose brilliant almost any sort of competition.
work at Minneapolis drew the praise Competition Is Really Tough
of all who witnessed the exciting ' But, and here's the kicker, the con-
series will take up his usual place in ference has better half-milers this
the nets. year than in almost any other year.
The teans will line up as follows: Sophomore Ed Buxton of Wisconsin
Michigan Pos. Ont. Aggies won last year. Sophomore Les Eisen-
James G Miner hart of Ohio was one of the season's
Calvert D R. Packman stars finishing second to Buxton. And,
Ross D Kennedy both of these fine runners, experi- %
Goldsmith C Willans enced juniors now, are expected to
Lovett W McCulloch be eclipsed by Indiana's new sensa-
Stodden W Privett lion, Campbell Kane, winner in the
Michigan alternates: Collins, Cor- Sugar Bowl, and possessor of times
son, Canfield, Samuelson, -Heddle. in the neighborhood of 1:51, some
OA.C alternates: Phillips, Ault, two seconds better than either Ho-
Kenney, D. Packman, Warner, Mc- oan or Jester has ever turned in.
Ewen, Bonner. With such an array to face, plus sBig,beefy,all-weathershoes
Game time: 8 p.m. whatever else the conference has in
the way of sophomore stars, Michi- following the style swing to
gan's prospects here don't look ex- roomy, rugged clothing. One
McCoy Receives tremely bright, but Dye and Tommy ru ck
have never delivered everything that of our many smart Walk-
$35,0 00 Ro n Is the coaches might have dreamt they Overs is this CROYDON bluch-
would. This may be the year for their
Bid From Pirates coming into their own. er, brogued around the colar.
After a very promising freshman Antique Finish brown Norge.
GRAND RAPIDS, Jan. 23.-(P)--
Ten of 13 major league baseball teams' Go ez And Powell Sign
eligible to acquirethe services of0B
Benny McCoy have offered to lay 1940 Yainkee Contr-acts D~
bundles of cash on the barrel head NEW YORK, Jan. 23. --')-To
f'or his signature on a contract, the Lefty Gomez and Jake Powell go the
22-year-old Grandville youth dis- honors of being the first of the New
At Pittsburgh President William F. York Yankees to sign their 1940 con-
At~~~~~~~~~ PtsrgPridnWilaF.tracts.
Benswanger, of the Pirates, said' he Grw onl.s115 South
haddanlec a ons-o $3,00 be .Gomez, who won only 12 and lost ot
had dangled a bonus of $35,000 be- eight last year, personally delivered
fore the former Detroit Tiger but athis his contract to President Ed Barrow.__
GrndRaid M~o sidtht hi _______ ________ __________




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Bobby Jones Says 'No'
ATLANTA, Jan. 23.-W)-Robert
Tyre Jones, Jr., lined up firmly with
the "noes" today on the question of
changing the. ancient golfrule which
requires the winner of the previous

hole to drive first

at each tee.

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Menke Remembers Rae
Probably the most vivid picture of

was not the top offer he had received.
"I have had one bid of $40,000,"
said McCoy. He added that he would
not be surprised if the price climbed
to $45,000.
McCoy, who can not sign a con-
tract until next Monday because of
an order by Landis, has received of-
fers from all clubs except the New
York Yankees, Phillies, Cardinals,
Tigers, Cubs and Browns. The last
three named teams areprevented
from doing business with him by
{Landis' decision.
Mack Says He Will Top
Any Offer For McCoy
Connie Mack wants Benny McCoy,
former Detroit Tiger rookie second
baseman, so much that, he said to- I
day, he has offered to top any propo-
sition McCoy receives from a major
league club.
The 77-year-old manager of the
Athletics said he was "doing busi-
ness" with McCoy, whom Judge Lan-
dis made a free agent Jan. 14, and
would send his son, Earl, to Grand-
ville, Mich., with a blank contract.
He declined to say how high he
would bid to get him but recent re-
ports had Pittsburgh offering $35,-
000 and Brooklyn and the New York
Giants something above $30,000 for
the young second sacker's services.

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