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December 16, 1941 - Image 8

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The Michigan Daily, 1941-12-16

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Reviewing Headline News Of The Year In The World Of,




COSM IC COM E DY What Champion Joe Louis did to Lou Nova (left) and that "cos-
mic punch" the challenger developed for just this occasion made
fistic history Sept. 29. The Bomber pulverized Nova, won a technical KO in 2:59 of Round 6. Other
major bouts:, Buddy Baer. who knocked Louis through ropes; Billy Conn, who stayed 13 rounds.

W AY UP TH AR Oregon's Les Steers set record of
6'11" high jump, inching up from
above 6'10%fs" at Los Angeles in May. Leslie MacMitchell, NYVJ's
relay ace and miler who's undefeated in cross country, tied com-
petitive indoor record for mile with 4:07.4. Greg Rice ran two
miles in 8:53,4, three miles in 13:$1, both world records.

y Y IRD Mighty leaps of 273 feet (above) at Leaven-
worth, Wash., and of 243 feet at Lake Placid,
N. Y., lifted Torger Tokle sky high over nearest ski competitors
Lake Placid jump broke 9-year-old Olympic 65-meter record.

title R tional amateur yea r w as
golfi was von by Betty Frank Leahy (above), who in his
Hicks Newell (above) of Long first year there led Notre Dame
Beach, Calif., who defeated through an undefeated grid sea-
Helen Sigel at Brookline. Mrs. son, the first for Irish since 1930
Newell turned pro in November. team coached by Knute Roeknoe

GOOD HORS FL ES H Whirlaway, winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and
Belmont Stakes, must shove over to make room for Alsab
(left), two-year-old champion and 1941's Cinderella horse that cost Albert Sabath only $700 and won
$110,610 before taking a rest that will precede his campaign for 1942 laurels. Whirly's one-eyed bliker
(right) keeps him from bearing out at the turns. Bay View, an unsung 4-year-old, won world's richest
horse race, the $100,000 Santa Anita Handicap, and Porter's Cap took the $50,000 Santa Anita flerby.

CAGE CHAMPS Washington State's Gilberg and
Wisconsin's Epperson (38) tangle
during Kansas City game that gave Wisconsin 39-34 victory and
national collegiate basketball title. Long Island U. beat Ohio, 56-42,
to win fourth intercollegiate invitation tourney in New York

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