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Louis Beats Al McCoy On Sixth Round Technical Knc

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Champ Looks
In Easy Win
Bomber To Defend Title
Against Conn Next June,
Mike Jacobs Announces
BOSTON, Dec. 16-(IP)--Joe Louis
came back from his six month va-
cation to an easy job of work to-
night, but he wasn't the devastat-
ing Brown Bomber in disposing of
Al McCoy, an overgrown down-east
It took him five full rounds to cut
down a. fellow he outweighed 211
pound's and who had no more punch
than grape juice in his fists. After
Vunise Barrow, Grad., sister of
heavyweight champion Joe Louis,
was more anxious than ever to
have her brother quit the ring af-
ter she heard of his latest victory
last night.
"Of course I was hoping that
he'd win," she said, "but that was'
mainly because I want him to
leave the ring game as a cham-
pion. And the sooner he leaves,
the better."


Soph Natators
Impress Mann
In First Start
Matt Mann's sophomore swimmers
are right at home in their new role
as members of the greatest group
of natatorialartists in the country.
They proved this Saturday night
as they led the Wolverines to a lop-
sided 51-23 victory over what Coach
Mann described as a woefully weak
Pennsylvania team.
"My sophomores looked fine in
their firsthcollegiate performance,"
Mann remarked. "They're going to
be all right." If the results of their
initial debut are any indication that
is no idle boast.
The six second year men that made
the trip to Buffalo brought back
five first places besides a second
and a third, and Michigan entered
only one man in five of the events!
It was young Jack Patten who led
the parade by winning both the 220
and 440 yard free style races.
He had to share honors with Jim
Skinner, the breast-stroker, who af-
ter winning his event, swam on the
winning Wolverine 440-yard free-
style relay team made up entirely of
sophs. Jim made the 200-yard dis-
tance in the breast-stroke in 2:33.5.
Ted Horlenko captured the 150-
yard back-stroke event, stamping
himself as a threat to veterans Heydt
and Beebe. Bruce Allen played sec-
ond fiddle to the incomparable
Charley Barker in the 50-yard race,
but that is surely no mark of dis-
"The diving of T-Bone Martin
Saturday night was exceptional,"
Mann said. "He's in great shape and
he surely put on a beautiful ex-
The squad will ease off on heavy
drills this week as it is scheduled to
leave Friday for Florida and the
annual Ft. Lauderdale Christmas
training trip.

Overconfidetce Is Mai Factor
In Cagers' Off-Color Showing

Degrading though it may have
been to their prestige, the Wolver-
ines' off-color performance against
Michigan Normal, Saturday night,
should by no means be taken as a
sample of the brand of basketball
the Varsity can produce,according
to coaches Bennie Oosterbaan and
Ernie McCoy.
"It's the old story," McCoy re-
marked at practice yesterday,
"whenever you have a big team tak-
ing on a little one, the favorite is
invariably overconfident and the
underdog is playing its head off to
trip up the big fellow. That's just
the way it was Saturday."
"Yeah," chimed in Oosterbaan,
"the fellows had been hearing all
week how bad Ypsi wias, and they
went into the gan in the wrong
frame of mind.:
"They let Normal connect with a
few baskets right off the bat, and
Ypsi gained confidence. It took us
a whole half to get started, and even
then, we never got back on the right
track. But I'm looking for the team


to play better ball on the vacation'
One of the few bright spots of the
game was the performance of Joe
Glasser, making his first appearance
of the season.
Mat Tourney
Chi Phi, Phi Gamma Delta
Seek Fraternity Crown
Chi Phi and Phi Gamma Delta
wrestling squads retained their
chances of claiming the interfra-
ternity wrestling crown at prelim-
inaries held last evening at Yost
Field House. Beta Theta Pi and
Hermitage are also running close for
third place.
The only final bout of the evening
was in the 128 pound class, An-
derson, Phi Gamma Delta, winning
over Ed Adams, Beta Theta Pi.
Finals will be held this evening
at Ferry Field House according to
the following schedule: 7:30, 121-
pound class: Fleming, Theta Chi,
vs. Katz, Zeta Beta Tau; 7:45,
136 pound class: Wallace, Chi Phi,
vs. Butler, Hermitage; 8, 155 pound
class: Bush, Beta Theta Phi, vs.
Fiske, Chi Phi; 8:30, 165 pound class:
Ireland. Theta Xi, vs. Neis, Beta
Theta Pi; 8:45, 175 pound class:
Swederski, Hermitage, vs. Eshenrode,
Hermitage; 9, Unlimited division:
Goodkind, Zeta Beta Tau, vs. Black,
Beta Theta Phi.

Hockey Tea
Gives Lowrey
Renewed Hope
When Michigan's hockey team
came back Saturday night to fight
the Colorado College squad to a 1-1
tie, they gave renewed confidence to
Eddie Lowrey, the Wolverine pilot.
"We outplayed them all the way,"
Eddie said last night. "We should
have beaten them in that second
game but the boys didn't cash in on
a couple of opportunities that cost
us the game. Once Charley Ross was
in the clear with nobody near him
and he had a lot of tough luck to
miss on that one."
Especially pleased was Eddie with
the work of Max. Bahrych, sopho-
more wing, and Johnny Gillis, re-
formed swimmer who held down the
center ice position on the second
line with Bahrych and Gil Samuel-
Gillis scored the only goal for
Michigan in the second game with
defensemen Bert Stodden and Bah-
rych getting assists. In the first game,
Gillis and Bahrych combined for a
pair of goals.
Lowrey emphasized that he was
very pleased with the boys he had
chosen to make the trip.
"I didn't make any mistake in
choosing the traveling squad," Eddie
pointed out. "All the boys came
through very well and I feel sure that
we'll be able to give anybody a real
battle by the time vacation is over!"

If Coach Cliff Keen was worried at
the start of the current wrestling sea-
son, he must really be in a befud-
dled mood right now. He had a pret-
ty good idea of what to expect from
his Big Ten rivals this year, with In-
diana having a strong squad return-
ing and with equal strength in the
hands of Ohio State and Illinois. But
what happens, Purdue comes up with
a powerhouse to take the Mid-West-~
ern AAU title.
Cliff says that he is sorry now that
he ever took a bunch of boys to the
meet. His only consolation is received
from Capt. Bill Combs' victory in
the 155-pound. class, although it is
true that Jim Galles and Art Paddy
reached the semi-finals, only to be
beaten in their matches. And Galles
only lost by one point in his match.
Surely, if those teams can display
such power with the season still
young, what will come later? Pur-
due and Indiana were able to en-
ter at least two complete teams,
while Michigan was barely able to
muster together the five men which
represented this school. And even
these men were not in the top flight
condition that is required for tough
With only two men now working
out in the heavyweight division-
Clarence Hall and John Wilson-
Keen is going to experience his great-
est difficulty in replacing "Butch"
And now when he is trying to get
his squad into condition, Keen will
be interrupted by the coming Christ-
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AAU Results Perplex Cliff Keen



Swimmers To Tangle
With Purpte Tankmen


taking a pummelling for 15 minutes,
McCoy, his left eye closed and his
ribs red from right hand shots, was
unable to come up for the sixth heat.'
Commissioner George LaPlante ruled
the-bell had rung for the sixth round
and that Louis was awarded a tech-
nical knockout vietory in that round.
The second-largest crowd ever to
turn out for a fight in the Boston
Garden enjoyed itself thoroughly
while it lasted, but didn't like the
finish even a little. bit, and, booed
as the public address system an-
nounced, "McCoy's eye is in bad con-
dition and he refuses to come out
forthe sixth round."
Immediately after Louis polished
off the 26-year-old New Englander
tonight, New York promoter Mike
Jacobs announced that the champion
and Billy Conn would fight it out
next June in the looked-for half-a-
million dollar battle of the year.


All fraternity entries for bas-
ketball, squash and bowling close
today at 5:30 p.m.
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The existing situation of a decided
lack of Big Ten opponents for the
Wolverine swimming team this sea-,
son was somewhat relieved yester-
day when it was announced that
Northwestern University has con-
tracted to tangle with Matt Mann's;
Marauders both in 1941 and 1942.
The initial meet will be held Feb.
20 in Evanston.
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In Defense Of Matt.. ..
ONE of the Double's former col-
leagues in this newspaper game,
Ken Chernin, pens an interesting
"Letter to the Editor" in today's
After glancing over the bit, you'll
immediately feel that perhaps we
haven't been handing you the
straight dope in this column dur-
ing the past week. You'll start
pointing a finger at Matt Mann.
You'll shout for a house cleaning
right here in our own home. You'll
throw up your hands and yell
Ken points out that the whole
schedule problem arose two years
back when Michigan refused to en-
ter the AAU championships in Col-
umbus because Matt felt that his
squad couldn't afford to miss any
more school work.
It was that fateful decision that
brought on all these complications,
according to Chernin. Ohio is now
paying the Wolverines back. It
sounds logical enough.
But, be careful, neighbor. Don't
be deceived by this sort of superficial
talk. Despite the fact that Ken is
a former Michigan student, he has
fallen before the masterful propa-
ganda which annually arises from
the Buckeye camp. This is nothing
but the usual Ohio excuse. We'll
show you why.
Until last year, Michigan had never
entered a team in the National AAU
meet. Several times, individual
Wolverine natators had journeyed to
the annual affair on their own ex-
pense account. Came 1939, the year
that the meet was held in Columbus,
and a tremendous amount of pres-
sure was hurled upon Matt to send
the entire band down to compete.
The Wolverines had snatched the
Big Ten and National Collegiate titles
that campaign, and Ohio was anxi-
ous to gain some revenge. Matt
Mann thought over the situation, was
impressed somewhat by the pressure,
but finally decided to stick to his
old plan of winding up the official
swimming season after the collegiate
"We'd like to oblige and send
down the squad," Matt said at the
time, "but most of these boys have
been out of school for two weeks
now. We can't expect them to re-
main eligible under those condi-
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who cared to compete were allowed
to go on their own. A few did,
namely Jack Kasley, Walt Tomski
and Tom Haynie. But the situation
in 1939 was no different from that
of any of the years that preceded it.
It is true that in 1940, Michigan
did enter a full team in the AAU
meet, and did manage to win the
title.dBut once again, it was not
the decision of Matt Mann to have
his boys compete in New York.
Sometime before the meet, a group
of swimmers asked Matt if it would
not be possible to remain in the East
for a few days after the National
Collegiates at New Haven and repre-
sent Michigan in the AAU's. They
were sick and tired of being called
"yellow" because of their reluctance
to compete.
Once again the idea of ineligibility
was brought up. Matt warned his
swimmers about the amount of school
they had missed already, but the
Wolverines just laughed it off and
continued their pressure.
Finally Matt asked the Board, and
the team was granted a mere $100
to make the trip. That sum is hardly
enough to keep a squad of athletes in
New York for a week. Matt then
contacted the New York A.C. where
he had formerly coached, and they
agreed to grant the Wolverines one
large room to sleep in gratis.
The proposition was then placed
before the Michigan swimmers. Al-
most unanimously they voted to go,
despite the fact that they were re-
quired to pay for their own meals
during the trip.
Now it turns out that Matt's pleas

about ineligibility weren't just silly
excuses to get out of taking a beat-
ing. For in the year following his
first full entry in the Natonal AAU
meet, the Wolverine coach has more
ineligible swimmers than ever be-
fore. Aside from Capt. Bill Beebe,
diver Jack Wolin, free-styler Dobson
Burton and back stroker Dick Reidl
are all on the sidelines this semester
because of grade difficulties.
No, you can't accuse the Wolver-
ines of starting this whole mess.
Didn't Ohio pull the same snubbing
policy this year with the up-and-
coming Wayne team which upset the
Buckeyes last winter?
What reason did they have for re-
fusing to swim against the Tartars?
Certainly, Peppe can't blame any
previous National AAU meets for
No, Ohio will have to find a more
valid excuse.
Or else, back down and meet
Michigan as Northwestern chose
to do yesterday.











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