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Lou Nova Cops
Easy Decision
Over Comiskey
NEW YORK, Jan. 10-M)-LOa
Nova, the California Clouter, came
a long way back along the heavy-
weight "glory road" tonight by
punching Pat Comiskey all over
Madison Square Garden's ring to win
an easy ten round decision in his re-
turn to boxing's big time.
'With a surprisingly large crowd
looking on, Nova made it strictly "no
contest." He won going away, just
as he pleased. He floored the Pater-
son, N.J., youngster twice, cut him
over both eyes with a slashing
straight left, and drew blood from
so many other gashes on Pat's face
that it looked, at times, as though
a bottle of catsup had been dumped
on him.-
The decision was unanimous. The
Associated Press score card gave
Nova every round, with only one, the
third, 6nywhere near close.
Thus the ex-collegian from Cal-
ifornia came back, jist as he has1
been boasting he would. Toppled1
from ranking as No. 1 contender for
Joe Louis' crown 16 months ago by
Tony Galento, and laid low since
then by a disease which forced him
into a hospital for several months,
he made, good his claims that he not
only ,elonged up there, but that at
2003 pounds he was bigger and
stronger and better than ever.
To a crowd of 12,801, who con-
tributed to a gross gate of $30,482.12,
Nova was convincing in his boxing
and punishing, if not deadly, punch-
ing power.

Varsity Seeks |
First Big Ten!
Court Victory
Injured Wolverines Rated
As Underdogs Against
Conference Champions
(Continued from Page 1)
makers are once--again rated one of
the chief contenders for the Big Ten
The Lambert hoopmen, as well
drilled in offensive fundamentals as
any team in the nation, employ a
whirlwind attack featuring plenty of
feinting, dribbling and all kinds of
shooting and have been piling up big
scores all season.
It'll take an extremely "hot" Mich-
igan team to upset the dope tonight.
Ace of the Boilermaker quintet is
Don Blanken, regarded by Jake
Townsend, Varsity assistant coach
who scouted Purdue's opener with
Illinois, "one of the best basketball
players in the Conference.''I
Blanken, possessor of a deadly
shooting eye and speed to burn,
teams up in the forecourt with grid-
der Forrest Sprowl, another member
of last year's champions. Capt. Bob
Igney and Don Blemker will prob-
ably start at the guard positions with
big Bill Neutzel a't center. Every
starter on the Purdue team stands
six feet tall or better to give the
Lafayette quintet a decided height
advantage over the Wolverines.
Michigan Purdue
Herrmann or
Cartmill LF Blanken
Sofiak RF Sprowl
Mandler C Nuetzel
Brogan LG Blemker
Ruehle RG Igney
Schwarzkopf To Run
In Boston Track Meet
Ramblin' Ralph Schwarzkopf,
Michigan's track captain last year,
will hit the running trail again to-
night when he appears in Boston's
Veterans of Foreign Wars track meet.
Ralph will run against Greg Rice,
Sullivan award winner and indoor
two mile record holder, Don Lash
and Tommy Deckard. Rice whipped
the Michigan ace in a special three
mile race run at the Sugar Bowl in
New Orleans Dec. 29.

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Hatmen Meet
Dearborn A.C.
Here Tonight
Michigan's untried wrestling team:
gets off to a flying start at 7:30
p.m. today at Yost Field House when,
an underdog Dearborn A.C. squad
takes the mat aaginst Coach Cliff
Keen's grapplers for the opening dual
meet of the year.
The match won't be particularly
significant when compared to those
which will come later in the sea-'
son with such schools as Indiana,
Illinois, and Ohio State, but they will
serve as a criterion for Coach Keen
in that they will give him some
clue as to what to expect from the
team in the succeeding meets.
It is expected that, as in past sea-
sons, the Dearborn outfit won't af-
ford the Wolverines any serious
trouble. Last year the grapplers had
their own way entirely in whipping
Dearborn. Losing only one match, in
the 121-pound division, Michigan
won by the lopsided score of 22-5.
Keen Optomistic
In surveying the squad at the con-
clusion of last night's workout, Keen
appeared quite optimistic. "The team
is in the best condition of any that
I have ever had at this stage of the
season," he stated, saying that only
three of the squad were not in tip-
top condition.
Captain Bill Combs will lead the
Michigan team tonight when he grap-
ples in the 155-pound class. During
the last two years Combs wrestled
in the 145-pound division. At that
weight he was runner-up twice in
the national intercollegiates, and al-
so placed second in the Conference
meet last year.
Jim Galles, who worked in the 165-
pound group last year, will wrestle
at 175-pounds this season. As a soph-
omore last year, he, like Combs, was
runner-up in the Conference meet.
Lettermen Return
In addition to Combs and Galles,
two other returning lettermen will
compete tonight. John Paup will han-
dle the 145-pound group, while Tom
Weidig will grapple in the 128-pound
class. Both are seniors.
Completing the squad are Fred
Klemach, at 121-pounds; Ray Deane,
136-pounder; Art Paddy, in the 165-
pound class; and Emil Lockwood, in
the unlimited division.
Klemach reported last year two
days before the Dearborn meet and
was forced to wrestle when regular
121-pounder Weidig was injured. He
lost his first match, but made a very
commendable showing.
Lockwood, a 175-pound sophomore,
has been forced to grapple in the un-
limited division because of the lack
of a suitable heavyweight on the
By Gene Gribbroek
Wenley House, dorm football
champions, and Williams House, ice
hockey titleholders, are tied for the
over-all lead in the Residence Hall
standings issued yesterday by the
Intramural Department. Each house
has a 314 point total. Lloyd House,
last year's champion, is close on their
heels with 301 points.
The ratings follow:
Wenley House ............ 314
Williams House ...........314
Lloyd House .............. 301
Fletcher Hall .............. 294

Adams House .............261
Michigan House ........ .,..254
Prescott House .....,.......248
Winchell House...........240
Tyler House .............. 235
Chicago House ............ 208
Allen-Rumsey .............195
Greene House.............187
Two open tournaments, the All-
Campus Paddleball and Codeball
events, will get underway during the
next two weeks. As a means of stim-
ulating interest in these compara-
tively new sports, anyone connected
with the University is eligible to com-
The codeball play will begin on
January 14, with the paddleball start-
ing on January 21.
Use this

don wirtehaf ter's
Allerdice Tragedy A Tale Of Courage.. .
The terrible tragedy of the Allerdice family struck deeper into the
heart of Michigan yesterday.
For the mysterious blaze that brought death to the mother and her
youngest son last week, took the father as its-third victim. In an Indian-
apolis hospital, David Allerdice, Sr., 53-year-old meat packing executive,
graduate of the University and captain of the Wolverine football squad in
1909, passed on as a result of the burns he received while attempting in vainl
to save his family from their flaming home.
Known as the first of the triple-threat backfield stars, the elder Aller-
dice leaves behind a memorable career on the Michigan gridiron. His was
a tale of unflinching courage. He gamely faced terrific pain and punish-
ment to bring victory to his squad.
With the pass introduced in 1906, Allerdice was quick to catch on to
the knack of the new offensive weapon, and as a sophomore in 1907, he be-
came the first man in football who could run, pass or kick when he handled
the ball.
It was this new and amazing versatility that set the stage for his thrill-
ing 1909 exhibition in which he carved his permanent nitch in the Wolverine
Hall of Fame.
Allerdice vas the sting behind the Michigan'bee that year. Behind a
line that included all-Americans Benny Benbrook and Stan Wells, the 180-
pound halfback ran, passed and kicked his opponents dizzy. Fielding Yost,
coach at that time, wrapped all of his deception around this one man. He
was the one the enemy watched and feared.
Minnesota was the juggernaut squad of the nation tlat year, and as
the Michigan-Gopher game approached, the Wolverines were handed the
role of under-dogs. They were spotting the Yost team 20 points on even
money bets.
Then came the catastrophe. In the practice sessions before the battle,
Captain Allerdice broke his left hand and there was no chance of having it
heal in time to play. It was a tremendous blow to Michigan.
So after a consultation between Yost and Allerdice, it was decided that
the captain would play in the game despite his injury. A steel brace was
obtained that held the fractured bone in place, and Allerdice took his
place at the left halfback post.
Naturally he wasn't able to carry or pass the ball that fateful day in
Minneapolis. He had two other tasks, however, which he carried out nobly.
For one, he did the Michigan kicking, and to this day Yost admits that it
was as good a punting job as he has ever witnessed. Dropping the ball with
one hand, Allerdice constantly booted the pigskin out of the reach of the
Gopher safety man.
His other task was to hold the Wolverine strategy together by acting
as a decoy. Every time Michigan held possession of the ball, Allerdice ran
around like a wild man that afternoon. He faked to the left, galloped to
the right, faded back as if to pass, but they never gave him the ball except
when punting was necessary.
The Yostian deception worked, however, and Michigan defeated its
powerful foe, 15-6 with David Allerdice, broken hand et al, kicking a field
goal as well as both points after touchdown.
It was a painful job that required courage, but the young Wolverine
halfback had the stuff and he displayed it again on the following Satur-
day when he used the same steel brace to lead his team to a gallant dead-
lock with the Quakers of Pennsylvania.-
From Ann Arbor, he went down to Texas to find a job. When a pal,
Billy Hassman, another ex-Wolverine, walked in his sleep one night, and
stalked out of a second story window to his death, Dave took over the
coaching job at a small Texas college. His stay there was brief, however,f
and he soon returned to Indianapolis
and his dad's meat packing business.
Then came the fire last week, and
another display of his steel-braced
It led Fielding Yost to say, "We'd
be a happy lot if this world were \
filled with Dave Allerdices.

Strength Shown i First'
Win Makes Wolverines
Favorites To Triumph
(Continued from Page 1)
ceive credit for a single point, played
good offensive hockey and he was al-
so the largest single factor in keep-
ing the Northerners away from the
Michigan net.
For the first time this season, the
Wolverines departed from their us-

dozen of them were of the spectacu-
lar variety.
One of the best players on the ice
was Capt. Bob Petaja of the Huskies.
The little wing played great hockey
and demonstrated a capacity for
hustling that bodes ill for Michigan
tonight if he gets a little help from
his team-mates. Time after time,
Petaja made solo dashes the length
of the ice, battling his way through
two or three Wolverines, only to lose
the puck near the Michigan goal
when none of 'his team-mates were
able to get into the clear.
Michigan Tech is a good hockey
team. It is as good a team as London
A.C. or Western Ontario, both of
whom defeated Michigan in close
games early in the season. The reas-
on for the change of fortune in the
Michigan picture is that Eddie Low-
rey's lads have finally found them-
selves. If they can retain the magic
touch, they will take the state hockey
championship tonight.

Ross (c)

The Lineups

Mich. Tech.
Petaja (c)

College Basketball
Michigan State 25, Marquette 18.
Georgetown 46, Temple 45.
College Hockey
Illinois 2 Minnesota 2 (overtime
As easy as powdering
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Sextets Will Clash In Second
Game For State Hockey Title

Max Bahrych
ual conservative policy of keeping one
or two men back at all times. Several
times, five men stormed the Tech
net, leaving opportunities for a Miner
forward to break into the clear- and
skate unmolested toward the Michi-
gan goal. In every instance in which
this occurred, Ross caught the man
before he was close enough to shoot,
several times before he had reached
the Michigan blue line.
In spite of Michigan's six goals,
a paeon or two of praise can be just-
ifiably tossed in the direction of Fred
Meyers, the visitors' goalie. Meyers'
work in the nets in Thursday's game
can only be described as terrific. He,
turned in 43 saves and at least a

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Sunday, January 12, 1941
Bowl of Chili Con Carne
Head Lettuce, French Dressing
Orange Sherbet or Layer Cake
Pecan Waffle with Maple Syrup
Grilled Canadian Bacon
Apple Pie or Ice Cream
Fresh Mushroom Omelette
French Fried Potatoes
Fresh Lima Beans
Lady Baltimore Cake


Double Chocolate Sundae
Fruit Cocktail
Grilled Cubed Steak
Potatoes an Gratin
Chef's Salad
Strawberry Sundae
Custard Pie
Excellent Service
6 to 7:30 o'clock



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