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don wirtehafter's
Why don't Michigan rooters grow
up? No matter how uninteresting
or dull a basketball game is, they
still manage to find something to be
childish about.
When Harmon was awarded the
two trophies at the Minnesota
game, it was a fine thing and a
great tribute to Our Tommy. But
there were some of us who wanted
to see the game go on. There were
also a goodly number of basketball
players standing around getting
cold waiting for the ceremonies to
But that didn't phase the loyal fol-
lowers of the Maize and Blue. They
insisted on prolonging the proceed-
ings by repeating all that asinine
"roll-em-up" stuff which, in my
opinion, is the corniest form of
At the Ohio State game, they
took great pleasure in throwing
pennies at the Buckeye reserves
who were practicing between halves,
an unsportsmanlike act in the first
place and one which, as Benny
Oosterbaan himself pointed out,
might have caused serious injury to
one of the players.
But my biggest gripe is the way in
which Michigan students display
their juvenility in refusing to recog-
nize the merits of a visiting player
or the defects of a Wolverine cager.
For instance, whenever Michigan
takes the floor for a basketball game,
it's a safe bet that little Mike Sofiak
will be the roughest player on the
court. He's got all the guts it takes.
I'm ready to admit that. But is that
any reason to applaud his rough-
house tactics?
When Mike tackled Don Carlsonf
in the Gopher tilt, he was kicked
back by Carlson and from that
moment until Carlson left the game
on fouls, he was booed all during
the game. I almost came to blows
with a raucous heel behind me who
kept yelling, "Kill that number 30,"
in my ear. I wouldn't have liked to
have tangled with him, even though
he had a weak face, because I'm
not very handy with my dukes.
A little man can participate in ath-
letic contests without playing for the
sympathy of the crowd. Witness 5
foot 3 inch Bob Robillard of the
Michigan Tech hockey team. He
played a good game but he played
straight hockey. If Mike wants to
play rough ball, well and good. But
when he gets hurt, let him take it
too. Yours,
Ferdinand the Frosh
Your note is nost interesting, and
proves beyond a doubt that the
longer a guy stays in school, the
dumber he gets. Honestly, you've
got more sense than Jake the Junior
and Sophomore Sammy put together.
The Double has always had much
the same opinion of the Michigan
rooter. They're "childish," ignor-
ant, stupid, corny, and anything
else you care to add. They delight
in being moronically unfair and
disgustingly unsportsmanlike.
You're perfectly right about the
old and sacred traditiorn of "roll-em-
up." Really, you'd think by now that
Wolverine followers would have had
enough of that sort of thing. Frank-
ly, I'm sick and tired of seeing those
same fuzzy legs and, gaily painted
socks everytime a guy gets up to

And that penny tossing party.
Wasn't that the great display though?
Did those foolish spectators ever
realize what they could have done?
A stray hunk of copper on a basket-
ball court could easily result in a
sliding cager and a broken leg. But
the Michigan fans were having their
fun, and who worries about acci-
dents under those conditions.
Perhaps the prime example of
the Wolverine spectators' insipid
attitude is the amount of smoking
that goes on in the Field House
duing every game. Watch the
matches flicker during halftime to-
morrow and remember that every
cigarette lit will send off a cloud
of smoke which will contaminate
the air the battling cagers are at-
tempting to breathe in.
I can't exactly back} up your terms
about Sofiak. I like his scrap, de-
spite the many mistakes that he
makes. To the Double, a little fight
of that sort can make up for a lot
of technique. You've got to admit
that our cagers this year have a
real dose of spark. The little punks,
Brogan and Sofiak, will never give
up no matter what the score mad be.
That's why they are still getting fair-
ly big crowds at the Field House even
though the team has ben losing.
Write again soon,
The Double.

Swimmers Sink



Home Opener,


Patten Leads
Varsity; Wins
In 220, 440
Heydt Takes Backstroke
Duel; Mann's 'Champs
Capture Every Event
(Continued from Page 1)
almost stole the show, there was much
more to the meet than just the dis-
tance events. In one of th best races
of the evening, Francis Heydt. swim-
ming stroke for stroke with Ted Hor-
lenko for the first 100 yards, pulled
out ahead with two laps to go and
won out in 1:39 in the 150 yard back-
Matt Mann's veterans, not to be
outdone by their sophomore team-
mates, came through in great style.
Besides Heydt, there was John Share-
met. Charley Barker and T-Bone
Martin who punched out victories.
John Sharemet Pressed
John almost had his hands full
with Joe Williamson in the breast
stroke but with a tremendous burst
of speed in the last 15 yards, the
Michigan ace left the young Boiler-
maker far behind. Tingley gave Pur-
due a third place.
A typical Charley Barker 'kick' in
the 100 yard free style and the lanky
senior had a race over Bruce Allen
and the Purdue entry, Fred Herr,
who swam in three different races
throughout the evening.
Martin, who dove off the low board
for one of the few times in his ca-
reer outclassed the field to finish f-,r
ahead of Mack Hayes and Harry Och-
stein of Purdue.
Varsity Wins Relays
In true Michigan fashion, the Wol-
verines swept both relay events. Gus
Sharemet swama leg on both teams
while Jim Skinner, still recovering
from a cold, took the breast stroke
on the opening medley race.
Horlenko completed the medley\
team and gave Skinner a swell lead
which was increased by both Jim
and Gus as they finished far ahead
in 3:03.6.
Bob West, who took the 50 yard
race, Allen and the 'peepuls choice'
Bill Holmes filled out the closing
400 yard free style relay team which'
also had things its own way.
Poor Purdue had a tough time
chasing the Wolverines but it nev-
er gave up as Matt Mann's invincible
champions registered consecutive vic-
tory number 22 over a three-year;
Like 0l' Man River
300 yard Medley Relay: Won by
Michigan (Horlenko, Skinner, G.
Sharemet). Time 3 mins. 3.6 sec-
220 yard Free Style: Won by Pat-
ten, Mich.; Carney, Purdue, second;
Williams, Mich., third. Time 2 mins.
13.8 seconds.
50 yard Free Style: Won by West,
Mich.; Allen, Mich., second; Herr,
Purdue, third. Time 24.7 seconds.I
One Meter Diving: Won by Martin,
Mich.; Hayes, Mich., second; Och-
stein, Purdue, third. 355 points.
100 yard Free Style: Won by Bark-
er, Mich.; Kratzer, Purdue. second;
Garvey, Mich., third. Time 55 sec-
150 yard back stroke: Won by
Heydt, Mich.; Horlenko, Mich., sec-
ond; Anderson, Purdue, third. Time
1 min. 39 seconds.
200 yard Breast Stroke: Won by J.
Sharemet, Mich.; Williamson, Pur-
due, second; Tingley, Purdue, third.
Time 2 mins. 32.6 seconds.
440 yard Free Style: Won by Pat-

ten, Mich.; Thaxter, Mich., second;
Carney, Purdue, third. Time 5 mins.
6.6 seconds.
400 yard Free Style Relay: Won by
Michigan (G. Sharemet, Allen, West,
Holmes). Time 3 mins. 42.6 seconds.

Cagers Upset ny Wildcats; Puck

Team Loses

Double Duty Herman

Tops Michigan
Quintet, 45-34'
Bill Cartmill Scores Nine
Points As WolverinesI
Drop To Ninth Place
(Continued from Page 1)®
first half, poured in two field goals
to put Michigan ahead, 7-6.
Bud Hass: hit for two points and
McCarnes scored two charity shots
to send the Wildcats ahead to stay
this time. George Ruehle ran the Wol-
verine total to nine points with a
crib shot, but Clason scored another;

Sarnia A.C. Tallies Four Goals
In Last Period To Triumph, 5-2
(continued from Page 1) I ln t at 4.,'in.-c-.

Ted Horlenko, blond sophomore for a 12-9 advantage.
swim star, played a large part in Before the Wolverines could con-
the Wolverines' victory last night nect again, Al Butherus connected
as he swam the backstroke leg in for three field goals and Clason hit
the 300 yard medley relay triumph, another, leaving the visitors 11 points
and finished second in the 150 yard in the rear. Thereafter the Wildcats
backstroke event. were able to stay ahead nine points
most of the time, Michigan cutting
their edge to six points in a brief
Track a m en second half rally.
Hasse Ruins Losers' Hopes
The Wolverines tried valiantly inI
the second half to better the 23-141
score at the intermission. But Hasse
in Tim e Tria Ls smothered their hopes with a field
goal early in the period. Bill HerrmanG
matched this with two free throws be-
Several members of the Varsity fore Hasse came back with two free
track team gave definite evidence throws himself.
that they are rounding into good Cartmill and Brogan aided the
condition for the approaching in- cause with field goals and Mandler
door season by turning in commend- dropped in a charity shot to make
able performances at yesterday's time the score read, 27-21. Wendland and
trials at Yost Field House. McCarnes, however, scored from long
In a 660-yard run Bill Dobson and range and then Clason dropped in a
Bob Barnard each raced the distance dog shot and Northwestern was safe-
in the fine time of 1:22.9, which ly in front again. 33-21.X
compares favorably with the Field Cartmill, Herrmann Score Five
House record of 1:20.5 held by War- Cartmill and Herrmann poured1
ren Breidenbach. Dobson's showing five points through the hoop, butt
in the event was the best of his this time McCarnes and Hasse camei
career. right back with four points and
Big Bob Hook demonstrated that thereafter the Wildcats were never
his 47 foot 11%V2 inch shot put mark of in serious danger.
last week was no mere accident when Mandler, who has been scoring con-
he tossed the iron apple just one sistently for the visitors, was held
and a quarter inches less yesterday, to one field goal by Hasse, thus handi-
and succeeded in bettering the 47 capping the Michigan attack con-
foot distance five times. siderably. Clason led the scorers with
Several days ago lanky Wes Allen 12 points, all field goals, while Cart-
climbed a couple more rungs up the mill scored nine for Michigan.
comeback ladder when he high
jumped six feet with no serious re-
action on his knee. Two years agol How'd This Happen?
Allen was one of the best high jump_- II
ers in the country and established N.U: G F T Mich. G F T
the Field House record of 6 feet '7 Clason, f 6 0 12 Comin, f 0 0 0
inches before he developed water on Buthrus, f 4 0 8 Sofiak, f 1 1 3
the knee. The injury put him out of Hasse, c 3 3 , 9 Mndlr, c 1 2 4
action, but now he is again showing Wedlnd, g 2 0 4 Brogan, g 4 0 8
flashes of his previous brilliant leap- McCnes, g 3 2 8 Ruehle, g 1 4 6
ing form. _ _Kruger, f 1 0 2 Cartml, f 4 1 9
Seder, f 1 0 2 Hermn, f 1 2 4
Notre Dame Hoopmen - Doyle, f o 0 0
Defe Totals 20 5 45 -
Defartans,4Totals 12 10 34

corner shot from five feet in front
of the net.
The lead was good for four minutes
and forty seconds but then Chuck
Levan took a pass from Tom Pru-
deuce, skated up to the blue-line
and fired a long shot at Loud. The
puck bounced in front of the net,
as Hank left his feet in an attempt
to kick it out, and went right over
the goalie's legs to tie the score at,
Sarnia forced the play during the
remainder of the first period but were
unable to score on Loud who made
several sensational saves. The second
period was scoreless until the final
minute when Bahrych scored to give
Michigan a 2-1 lead. Max flipped
Bert Stodden's rebound into the nets
from about fifteen feet out.
At 7:41 of the last period, Chuck
Levan tied the score with a close-in'
shot after Bucky Hystead had given
him a pass at the blue line.
Four minutes later, Hystead made
his freak goal to give the visitors
a lead which they never relinquished.
Michigan tried hard to get the goal
back but it was here that the visitors'
greater experience told the story.
They checked expertly and kept the
loyal boys away from their net until
the end of the game.
While the Michigan power play
was on, Stew Couzens and Tom Pru-
dence had opportunities to break
Lnglund Leads Badgers
To 46-31 Win Over OSU
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 25-0P)-The
powerful University of Wisconsin
Badgers scored their fifth straight
Big Ten Conference basketball vic-
tory tonight by overwhelming prev-
iously undefeated Ohio State 46 to 31.
Gene Englund, current Conference
scoring champ, connected with six
field goals and four free throws for
16 points, for a total of 77 points in
Conference competition.

lOse anc tscore ~ un1ssed glS,
Couzens' tally coming at 18:43 while
Prudence scored just ten seconds be-
fore the final gun.
Michigan was handicapped through-
out the game by the absence of Paul
Goldsmith who has been suffering
from the flu for the past several days
and was unable to play.
On A Tough Break



Sarnia A.C.

Mel W ins ile;
Schwarzkopf Fifth
hi Two-Mile Run
BOSTON, Jan. 25. - P- Walter
Mehl, the vastly improved Wiscon-
sin graduate, turned in the fastest
mile in Boston's track history-4.09.7
-while outsprinting the favored
John M1unski of Columbia, Mo., by
about a foot in the Prout Meet's K.
of C. feature tonight before a 10,000
crowd at the Boston Garden.
J: * 1
Both Greg Rice, recent Notre Dame
star, and Don Lash. the Indiana fly-
ing cop, indicated they were out to
improve the former's indoor record of
8:56.2 when they and five others
started in the Larrivee two-mile spe-
cial. They put on an exciting duel,
but Rice used up nine minutes, four-
tenths seconds, before he broke the
tape 15 yards ahead of Lash, a former
record-holder. That performance,
however, was the fastest in the meets
Forest Efa w of Stillwater, Okla.,
wound up third, a half lap ahead of
the veteran Joe McCluskey of the
New York A.C. The other finishers
were Ralph Schwarzkopf of Michi-
gan and George DeGeorge of New

First Period
1-Michigan: Bahrych (Samuelson),
1-Sarnia Levan (Prudence), 5:49.
Penalties - Rudder, Mara.
Second Period
2-Michigan; Bahrych (Stodden)'a
Third Period
2-Carnia; Levan (Hystead), 7:41.
3-Sarnia; Hystead, 11:24.
4-Sarnia; Couzens, 18:43.
5-Sarnia: Prudence, 19:50.
Penalties - Samuelson, Morrison.
Goalies' stops - By Loud 28, By
Pacand 25.


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The Notre Dame basketball team
beat Michigan State 46 to 39 tonight
for its sixth straight victory of the
season. The defeat was Michigan
State's first in seven starts.
Charlie Butler of Chicago, 155-
pound sophomore formard substitut-
ing for injured Captain Eddie Riska,
led the victorious Irish with 17 points.

Score at Half:
Northwestern 23, Michigan 14.
Personal fouls: Northwestern, Cla-
son, Butherus 2, Hasse 3, Wendland
3, McCarnes, Seder; Michigan, Com-
in 2. Sofiak 2, Mandler, Brogan,
Free throws missed: Butherus (2),
Hasse, Kruger (3), Comin, Brogan,







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