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Varsity Cagers

Whip Wildcats, 45-39, In Final Home Game

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When Houdini Roamed.. ..
OH, IT IS great to be alive again ...
A lot of things have gone on
since the Double last had his say.
Probably 'one of the most interesting
to us, however, is the announcement
of this "dream" game scheduled for
Yost Field House Friday night.
It will be a revelation to the
Double to see the Houdini of the
H1rdwoods once again haunt the
boards that he made famous three
years ago. We clearly remember
the night John Townsend bowed
out of collegiate competition. It
was in March of the Double's first
year in college. They termed it
"Townsend Night" as a tribute to
the Michigan all-time basketball
The Wolverines had a game sched-
uled with Northwestern that eve, but
much like the game with the Wild-
cats last night, it had little signifi-
can in the Conference standings.
Both teams were tied for sixth going
into the battle.
Nevertheless, the Michigan fans
jammed every ,available resting space
in the Field House to get one last peek
at the baby-faced Indianapolis lal
who had made basketball history dur-
ing his three years here. Going into
the game, Townsend was eight points
shy of the one-year Wolverine scor-
ing record of 129 set by another for-
mer Michigan cage great, Bennie Oos-
terbaan, back in 1928.
When the team took the floor
that night, every one of the 6,000
spectators on hand watched eagerly
and excitedly for the great Town-
send to begin his record-smashing
attempt. For 13 minutes of the
ball game, they remained on the
edge of their seats, but then they
sat back and relaxed. It took Jake
just that time to turn the trick.
He tallied nine points during the
first 13 minutes and four points
during the rest of the battle to
finish with a season's total of 134
THAT WAS A dAME we shall long
renember. The zealous Wildcat
guards sensed that their only hope
for victory rested in carefully bottling
up Townsend. They realized that the
other Michigan players would be
feeding their star in an effort to help
him .crack the scoring mark. Every-
time John got the ball, he was im-
mediately surrounded by his oppon-
ents. They tugged, pulled and grab-
bed at the ball, but Townsend
swerved, pivoted and . . . swish.
Without a doubt, the Houdini's
greatest forte was his remarkable
and uncanny passing ability. Al-
ways known as a team player,
Townsend caused his coach, "Cap-
py" Cappon, worries for only one
reason. He never shot enough. He
Fraternity, Residence Hall and
independent relay preliminaries
will be run off at 7:30 p.m. tonight
at the Field House. The fraterni-
ty diving championships will be-
gin at the same time in the Sports
Building pool.

v --

Sofiak Sparks
Michigan Five
With 16 Points
McCarnes' Nine Baskets
Tops Scoring; Late Rally
Brings Varsity Victory
(Continued from Page 1)
point lead, but by halftime North-I
western had moved into a 16-13 ad-
vantage. In the second half, how-
ever, the Wolverines were a changed
squad and completely dominated the
I situation. Two quick baskets by Cart-
mill and Brogan set them back i4
front, and after Wildcat Russ Wind-
land tied the score by sinking a foul,
Cartmill's one-handed push shot
gave Michigan a lead it never relin-
Both teams dropped in 16 field
goals during the game, but it was
the Wolverine accuracy on the foul
line that provided them with the mar-
gin of victory. In the second half,
Michigan sank 12 out of 14 foul at-
tempts with Sofiak leading the way
by dropping in six without a miss.

State Amateur
Event Is Next
For Tank men
Fresh from a successful two-meet
invasion of the state of Iowa where
the Wolverines got a scare from the
University of Iowa and had little
trouble with Iowa State, Michigan's
swimmers buckled down to work in
preparation for the Michigan AAUj
meet to be held in the Sports Build-
ing pool at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. }
Matt Mann said he is expecting en-
tries from Michigan State, Wayne,
the Kronk A.C. of Detroit, Grand
Rapids and Battle Creek to determine
champions of the state. He is also
planning to enter his entire team, in-
cluding freshmen, in the meet.
Yesterday Walt Tomski, former
Michigan champion and present hold-
er of the 25-yard pool record, worked
out, in addition to Strother "T-Bone"
Martin, ineligible varsity diver who
will perform unattached.
Matt was somewhat displeased at
the showing his mermen made at
Iowa City where they trailed the
Hawkeyes by a considerable margin
after the diving event. Successive
"slams" in the breastroke and back-
stroke pulled the natators ahead,
however, as they finished with a 50-j
34 score.
Tom Williams won the 220 and!
Blake Thaxter the 440 at Iowa State
while Jim Welsh swept both distance
races against the Hawkeyes the night
Reserved seats will again be avail-
able for the Michigan AAU meet in
addition to 1,000 general admissions,
Mann announced. Preliminaries, if
necessary, will be held Wednesday
afternoon with no charge for admit-
Tickets For Benefit Cage
Attraction On Sale Today
Tickets for the benefit basketball
game between Jake Townsend's All-
Stars and the New York Renaissance
quintet Friday night at Yost Field
House will go on sale today at Slater's
and Wahr's book stores and at The
Michigan Daily. Admission will be
50 cents, and there will be no re-
served seats. Tickets will also be sold
at the Field House the night of the
The game between the crack colored
five and the all-star lineup of ex-
Michigan basketball greats will aid
the WAA Swimming Pool Fund.

Track Squad
In Triangular
Meet Tonight
(Continued from Page 1)
high in the list of Midwestern track
powers, possessing a dozen or more
individual aces.I
Pole Vault Tops Card



Michigan G
Cartml, f 5
Sofiak, f 5
Mndlr, c 2
Brogn, g 2
Ruehle, g 2

Lowrey Prepares Pucksters
As Minnesota Invasion Nears

1 11
6 16
4 8
0# 4
2 6

preferred to flip the ball in his
own style to some other Michigan
cager who was often in a much
less favorable position to score.
The Double is looking forward to
the great one's return to the Field
House court Friday night. Against
the famed Renaissance attack,.
with Wilmeth Sidat-Singh and Wee
Willie Smith in the driver's seat .. .
the Townsend All-Stars ought to put
on quite a battle.
This guy Townsend never let a
basketball crowd down.

NW. U. G F P
McCnrs, f 9 0 18
Clason, f 1 0 2'
Baker, f 0 0 0
Hasse, f 0 0 0
Seder, f 1 0 2
Kruger, f 1 0 2
Clawson, c 2 4 8
Wndlnd, g 2 2 6
Buthrus, g 0 1 1
Benson, g 0 0 0
Totals 16 7 39

Rating as the evening's top event,
the pole vault promises to producec
some excellent leaping, with Wolver-
ine Charlie Decker seeking to stage
a repeat performance of his record-t
breaking feats in last Saturday's
Pittsburgh victory. Normal's Harold
Stein, who has cleared 13 feet %31
inches, and State's Ted Wonch, who
has bettered 13 feet, will do their
best to push Decker, whose 13 foot,'
10% inch effort against the Pan-j
thers established a new Field House
and Varsity Indoor record.
In the hurdle events the Hurons
hold all the aces in the person of
lanky Charles Hlad. A white-haired
speedster, Hlad copped first place in
the Illinois Relays' low barrier event,
and third in a blanket finish in the
National A.A.U. indoor 70-yard highs.
State has nobody who will threaten
the Huron timber topper, while Mich-
igan's best bets will be Jeff Hall and
Frank McCarthy.
Thirty-One Will Compete
The Wolverines' complete squad
list comprises: Al Piel, Bill Harnist,
Al Thomas, Bob Ufer, Chuck Dona-
hey, Jeff Hall, Frank McCarthy, An-
drew Watson, Bola Barnard, Bill Dob-
son, John Kautz, Jack Dobson, How-
ie Egert, Bill Ackerman, Herb Leake,
John Purdue, Buck Dawson, Karl
Wisner, James O'Malley; John Stew-
ard, Don Canham, Charlie Decker,
Bob Segula, Wilbert Wedenoja, Bob
Canham, Jack McMaster, Jack Kell-
er, Bob Hook, Tommy Lawton, Gene
Hirsch and Dave Matthews. y
may be obtained with a scalp treat-
ment for falling hair and dandruff,
with a long blended haircut or an
individualistic "crew cut", not to
mention a facial to cleanse and
smooth the face. We invite your
tonsorial queries.

With a g6od showing against the
strong Brantford club behind them,
the Michigan hockey team now sets
about the business of preparing for
the invasion of Minnesota's mighty
Gophers who will meet the Wolvex-
Ines at the Coliseum Thursday and
Eddie Lowrey's local lads played l
one of the best ,games they have
turned in thus far in the season last
Saturday when they held the Brant-
ford team, worn out by 900 miles of
automobile travel in two days, to a
3-0 victory.
Three Wolverines turned in their
best performances of the season last
Saturday. Bob Collins, right wing on
the second line, played hard, aggres-
sive hockey and several times broke
through for shots at the goal but
couldn't get the puck past Goalie
Buzz Cockburn, the best net-minder
Michigan has faced this year.
Hank Loud, the Wolverine goalie,

also rose to the heights however, leap-
ing and diving, turning shot after
shot aside to prevent the Canadians
from running up a score. The third
player who outdid himself was tall
Paul Goldsmith, center on the Michi-
gan first line. Goldy played a heady
game, displaying plenty of stick-
handling ability and he, too, was pre-
vented from scoring only by a series,
of unlucky breals.
Coach Lowrey is well-satisfied with
the experiment that sent Capt. Char-
ley Ross up to the forward line with
Goldsmith and Fife. He plans to start
the same forward wall against Min-
nesota Thursday.
Eddie will also repeat' with a sec-
oid line of Bob Collins, Fred Heddle
and Jim Lovett while the third com-
bination will once again be made up
of Max Bahrych, John Petritz and
Roy Bradley.


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clothinig. Also the f amfous Knit-Tex Topcoats.

Totals 16 13 45

Halftime score: Northwestern 16,'
Michigan 13.
Personal fouls: Sofiak 2, Mandler
3, Brogan 1, Ruehle 2; McCarnes 1,
Clason 1, Baker 2, Hasse 1, Kruger
3, Calwson 2, Wendland 4.

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Grapplers Came From Behind
In 15-13 Win Over Ohio State

Although they were on. the tail
end of a 13-3 score with half of the,
match already gone, the Michigan
wrestlers came from behind last Sat-
urday to defeat Ohio State, 15-13.
Veterans Art Paddy, Jim Galles,
and John Paup, together with sopho-
mores Bill Courtright, won their last
four tussles to cinch the meet. The
'home grapplers defaulted the 121-
pound clash, and Tom Weidig lost a
heart-breaking one-point decision to
Ohio's Harold Beshara, 10-9. Ray
Deane followed with his fifth win in
the 136-pound class, 6-5. In the last'
of the two losses, Herb Barnett was
pinned by Buckeye's captain Tony
Martonaro at 7:34.
Courtright again came through
with a splendid fight, but this time
he won by a decision over Ely Brad-
field, 14-11. He piled up eight straight
points by means of four take-downs.
He took over Jim Galles' 175-pound
division for his victory. Galles moved
up to the unlimited class to win over
Bob Thompson, 8-1.,
Paup took Captain Bill Comb's
155-pound match and completely out-
classed Tom Wolfel. He won as he

pleased, 10-0. In the other Wolverine
win, Art Paddy defeated his tower-
ing opponent, John Santschi, 10-5.1
The match started off poorly, butj
Paddy just had too much againstj
121-pounds, Defaulted by Michi-
128-pounds, Beshara, Ohio State,
defeated Wolf, Ohio State, 6-5.
136-pounds, Deane, Michigan, de-
feated Wolf, Ohio State, 6-5.
145-pounds, Montonaro, Ohio State,
threw Barnett, Michigan, 7:34.
155-pounds, Paup, Michigan, de-
feated Wolfel, Ohio State, 10-0.
165-pounds, Paddy, Michigan, de-
feated Santschi, Ohio State, 10-5.
y 175-pounds, Courtright, Michigan,
defeated Bradfield, Ohio State, 14-11.
Unlimited, Galles, Michigan, de-
feated Thompson, Ohio State, 8-1.
Wisconsin 38, Indiana 30
Illinois 53, Ohio State 36
Minnesota 56, Chicago 24
Purdue 52, Iowa 49

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