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January 07, 1942 - Image 3

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Louis Heavier,
Training Hard
For Title Bout
6. - () - Joe Louis isn't getting
enough out of Friday night's fuss
with Buddy Baer to order a helping
of fried chicken, but he's training
harder and walloping more viciously
than he did when it meant $100,000
or more.
Ofhicourse, if Buddy should wind up
his high hard one in Madison Square
Garden Friday and knock Joe's ears
off, the Bomber would be out some-
thing more than 40 per cent cut.
There's the small matter of the
World Heavyweight Championship.
Recalls Baer's Right
"Buddy hit me a' honey in Wash-
ington last May," he recalled today
after belting four sparring partners
liberally, "so iI ain't takin' any
chances of that happenin' again.
When I fell through the/ropes after
he connected that time, I realized
right then I couldn't take any chances
if I ever took him on again."
What's more, you learn from Joe's
camp followers that the head man
is having lots more fun training for
this fight, largely because he's in bet-
ter shape than ever before, and, too,
because it's the best way he knows
of showing his patriontism.
"I'm glad I can do this for the Navy
relief, and my country," he explained.
"Afterward, I guess I'll be called for
the any right quick, but I'll have
done this much, anyway."
May Draw $200,000
"This much," incidentally is no
small touch. The way things shape
up at the moment, the fight should
draw over $200,000, of which Joe's
entire 40 per cent is being turned
over to the Navy relief fund'as well
as Promoter Mike Jacobs entire
profitrand a good piece of Baer's cut.
This is a light-hearted Louis work-
ing out among the snowy and bitter
cold Ramapo Hills. He kids around
with his spariates-out-side of' the
ring, of course-and is thinking up
gags to work on trainer Jack Blacu-
burn. It's more like the old days of
three or four years ago.
Joe weighed 207 after his drill to-
day and figures on ringing the bell
at between 204 and 205 for the fight.
In his Lakewood, N. J., camp Baer
went three fast rounds with Danny
Cox after completing an eight-mile
jaunt on the road.
Rangers Tie Record .
By BR3ating Wings, 3-2
NEW YORK, Jan. 6.-WP)-The
New York Rangers 'tonight tied their
_ own nine-year-old record of having
scored in 77 consecutive National
Hockey League games, and at the
same time climbed into a tie for
second place by defeating the De-
troit Red Wings 3-2 before 11,000
BOSTON, Jan. 6.-(')-A three-
goal scoring burst in the last six
minutes of first period play enabled
the Boston Bruins to defeat the Chi-
cago Blackhawks 3-2 and regain the
National Hockey League lead tonight
before 10,800 at the Boston Garden.

Seores Lone 'Wally

Coach Offers No Alibis
For FiveGageSetbacks
ap ain Bill artRH e Iais On Ij d
List; Varsity Plays 11"mi Saturday

World Series
Toes Dominate
Alk-Stai' Team
Yanks, Dodgers Each Get
Three Positions; -Dickey
C hosen i For Sixth I ie

Michigwu Two-Mile Relay Team
Miy Enter Race In New York

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tly Wit lSTA1ilL
ThA('K SQlrlBs: Even though
many newspapers have already ear-
ried the news that .the Illinois Re-
lys, which was to be the first meet
of the indoor season for the Wolver-
ines, has been cancelled, bichigan
track coach KeI Doherty announced
that, as yet, he has received no noti-
fication of such a move.
The Illinois officials did notify
Doherty several weeks ago, however,
that they were considering cancelling

Roy Bradley, junior wing, scored
the lone Michigan goal against the
Michigan Teck pucksters Monday
night. The Wolverine opponents
won the contest 4 to 1. The hockey
squad is expected back 'from the
northern trip sometime today.
Army Reject.14
NEW YORK, Jan. 6.-VP)--A 46-
year-old man who once licked eight,
Germans in three minutes with one
awfully tough fist walked into the
Army Recruiting Station today and
volunteered as a buck private. His
name is Jack Dempsey.
The biggest drawing card in the
history of the boxing ring weighed
in at 21b pounds as an indifferent
doctor tapped the- chest that a lot
of bigger men never reached.
"But I've got to tell you about
those Germans first," hie said. "It was
in the summer of- 1925-I was still
cl'amp.-when .I was oan a barnstorm-
ing tour and landed in Berlin.
"I offered $1,000 to anyone who
could stay three rounds' with me.
But the IHeinies ganged up on me.
First they sent in three small guys,
then three fast ones, and finally two
more, trying to wear me down. I
knocked 'em all down in three min-
The former World's : Heavyweight
Champion .expanded his chest to
punctuate the' point.
"Been thinking about joining since
Pearl Harbor," he said, "soon as the
waiver on my age comes through,
they say they'll take me. I don't
want a rank. I'll do whatever they
tell me to-shoulder a gun, anything.
I'd like a crack at the Germans."
But the Army didn't take bim. Al-
though Igempsey passed his physical
examination, Col: John F. Daye, in
charge of recruiting in the southern
New York area, said that sinc6
Dempsey was 46 he could not be en-
listed "unless and until Congress
passes A law raising the age limit
from 35 years."

While Michigans basketball team
took a well deserved rest today, its
coaching staff in the , persons of,
Bennie Oosterbaan and Ernie Mc-
Coy were kept busy answering ques-
tions concerning the poor showing
of the Varsity cagers.
Instead of trying to make excuses
for the boys on the squad, the Wol-
verines' mentors laid the cards right
on the table by saying, "We just'
didn't have a good enough team to
win any of our last five games."
Even Butler and Marquette, who
usually are not too difficult for the
Maize and Blue, came up with their
finest teams in years. Both lost
very close games to the brilliant Illi-
nois squad.
Mandler Forced To Retire
Monday night's 36-18 loss against
Purdue, however, was not quite as
one-sided as the score indicates. Big
Jim Mandler, Michigan's high scor-
cr, was forced to retire early from
the game after he had committeed
three personal fouls. Not until late
in the second period could Ooster-
baari take the chance of sending him
back in.
This alone gave the Boilermakers
a tremendous advantage, not only be-
cause of Mandler's scoring ability,
but also because the Wolverine cen-
ter was one of the best defensive
players on the floor.
The Wolverinessuffered another
serious blow in the middle of the
first period when Capt. Bill Cartmill
had to retire from the game with
an injured ankle. Oosterbaan put
him in late in the second period, but
severe pain forced -the lanky for-
ward to call it a night.
The doctors have not yet decided
whether Cartmill will be ready for

the all-important Illinois-Michigan
clash here Saturday night.
Oosterbaan is confident that the
squad will improve with experience.
Every one of the teams the Wolver-
ines met during vacation had played
at least four more games than the
Varsity had. With only one chance
to practice during the holidays,
Michigan wias at a decided disadvan-
Illini Biggest Hurdle
The squad will face their biggest
hurdle of the season against Illinois,
made up of a group of veterans and
several sensational sophomores, the
Illini are considered probable Big
Ten cage champions.
Despite their recent reverses the
team is in fine spirits, and refuses
to concede anything to their future
visitors from Champaign.
With Cartmill out, Oosterbaan will
probably revamp his lineup, giving
some of his sophomores a chance to
'show their ability.
Rangers' Line Leads
In Hockey Scoring
MONTREAL, Jan. 6. -(A')- The
New York Rangers' high scoring line
of_ Bryan Hextall, Lynn Patrick~ and
Phil Watson continued to dominate
the National Hockey League's scor-
ing table during the last week.
Hextall, the leading marksman
since the season got into full stride,
topped the official scoring list to-;
day with 14 goals and 12 assists for
a total of 26 points. Two points be-
hind him were his line-mates, Pat-
rick and Watson, and Bill Cowley of
Boston. Toronto's Gordie Drillon
was next with 23 points.

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 6.-P)-The New1
York Yankees breezed past the
Brooklyn Dodgers four games to one;
in the 1941 World Series, but theI
National League champions had just1
as much all-star talent, in the col-
lective opinion of the Baseball
Writers Association of America. ;
Both the Yanks and Dodgers
landed three players on the 17th an-
nual all-star team, chosen by 356
members of the Association and an-1
nounced today by the Sporting News,
baseball weekly.
The Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs,
Chicago White Sox, Cleveland and
Washington each placed a repre-
sentative in the lineup.
Joe DiMaggio, the Yankees' cen-
terfielder, was a unanimous choice I
for the second time, counting votes
for all outfield positions, : and was
named on the team for the fifth
consecutive year.
Ted Williams of the Red Sox, first
.400 hitter in a decade, gathered 353
first-place votes and led fob both
left and right-field. The latter post
went to Pete Reiser, Brooklyn's bat-
ting champion rookie, who was run-
nerup with 108 votes.,
The remainder of the all-star line-
up with individual vote totalsB:
First base, Dolph Camilli, Brook-
lyn, 233; second base, Joe Gordon,
Yankees, 296; shortstop, Cecil Travis,
Washington, 185; third base, Stan
Hack, Chicago Cubs, 178; catcher,
Bill Dickey, 'ankees, 262; pitchers,
Bob Feller, Cleveland, 347; Whit Wy-
att, Brooklyn, 269; and Thornton
Lee, Chicago White Sox, 137.
Dickey returned after a year's ab-
sence to become dean of the team
and win recognition for the sixth
ect Difficult
teSatu rday
injured before the vacation has not
mended as well as expected and it
is doubtful whether he will be able to
wrestle. Mike Hurwitz will replace
Becker in the 155-pound class if
there is not sufficient improvement
of the shoulder injury.
Today the occupant of the 145-
pound spot will be chosen after try-
outs among Herb Barnett, Mel
Becker, and George McIntyre.
As usual, dependable Captain Jim
Galles will hold down the 175-pound
slot, and Bill Courtwright, who
showed great promise last year, will
be there in the 165-pound class.
Husky Johnny Greene, reserve quar-
terback on the football squad, will
handle the heavyweight chores.
Victor Wurthcimer will represent
the Wolverines in the 121-pound class
while Dick Kopel, winner of the Bis-
sell Trophy last year for the most
improved freshman wrestler, will
grapple in the 128-pound division.

ence competition. Now we hear that
Wege has been drafted and will join
Uncle Sam's armed forces in the
very near future. That's really add-
ing insult to injury, or something.
* * .4
Don Canham, last year's track cap-
tail and former co-titleholder of the
National Intercollegiate high-jump
crown, who is now track coach at
the high school in Kankakee, Ill,
spoke before the National Collegiate
Track Coaches Convention which
was held in Detroit, December 28
and 29. The subject of Canham's
talk was "The Straddle Form of the
High Jump." Chester Stackhouse,
coach of the Wolverine freshman
track crew, spoke on the organiza-
tion of track athletics in the high
- * * *'
Coach Doherty announced that
the Wolverines have been extended
an invitation to send a two-mile re-
lay team to the Millrose Games to be
held in New York's Madison Square
Garden on February 7. The thinclad
mentor has tentatively accepted the
invitation, but will not send a relay
team to the meet unless he has four
men of sufficient ability whose final
examination schedule does not con-
flict with the date. The five best
Wolverine half-milers, though, are
good students and it is probable that
the invitation will be accepted.
* * *
Coach Doherty received Christmas
cards from several of last year's
track stars now in the army, all of
'whom were very anxious to get news
of Michigan and Wolverine track ac-
tivities. Karl Wisner, two-miler, is
in the Marines and is stationed at
the Parris Island recruiting station;
Neil Maclntyre, hurdler, is a second
lieutenant in the army and Herb
Leake is serving in the army; Jeff
Hall, low-hurdler, has enlisted in the
Michigan State 33, Great Lakes 31
Kansas 54, Oklahoma 32
Alabama 36, Tulane 27
Missouri 39, St. Louis 24
Toledo. U. 50, De~aul 37


the meet because the Army was us-
ing the building in which the meet
was to be held, and Doherty said
that in all probability, the meet
would be officially cancelled in the
very near future.
The' track coaches really dealt
Pete Wege, sophomore javelin star,
a heavy blow when they .deleted the
javelin event from Western Confer-

Wo iverine Wrestlers Exp
battleAgainst Penne Sta

Coach Cliff Keen's wrestling squad
continued to drill yesterday in prep-
aration for one of the toughest meets
on their schedule--the clash with the
Nittany Lions /of Penn State at 3
o'clock this Saturday in the Field
The Easterners have always turned
out a team which has been a strong
contender in the National meets and
although not a lot is known as yet
about the exact personnel of the
Penn State team, it is a safe guess
that the Lions wi~l be as tough as
ever this season, so the Wolverines
will have to be at full strength for
the clash.
In the sixteen years that Keen
has been coaching the Michigan mat-
men, his grapplers have met Penn
State six times and each team has
won three meets from the other.
The line-up for Michigan has not
yet been entirely determined. Ray

Deane, 145-pounder, is still recover-
ing from the effects of a severe cold
which put him in the Health Serv-

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ice and may keep him out of the ac-
tion against Penn State, in which
case his place will be taken by Ed
The shoulder which Mary Becker
Football Rules
Meeting Etids
Coaches'G roup Abolishes
Double Offside Penalty
PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 6. -(/P)-
Pursuing a general hands-off policy
in regard to new statutes, the Na-
tional Collegiate Football Rules Com-
mittee moved to take a few kinks out
of the rules and adjourned its an-
nual meeting tonight.
There were no new rules written
into the book, but several were clari-
fied as the group wound up a three-
day session at Camelback Inn.
Chief of these were :
The double offside penalty was virf
tually abolished. A supplemental
note in the existing rules was written,
insisting that a referee call one team
or the other offside instead of rul-
ing that both had been offside and
ordering the play repeated.
Another note described as un-
sportsmanlike the hideout or sleeper
play executed under a screen of mul-
tiple substitutions. It was explained
there had been instances where three
substitutes carne into a game, four
started off the field and one stopped
to occupy an obscure position on the
the sideline. Often his presence was


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SAM'1'A: Sure looks like I Imneeded for this gif1,
KID: Soethilg for ie?
SAN TA: for you, the Class of '42, aind the whole school.
KID: Sounds good! When do we get it?
SANTA: Soon's you can ge to the ENSI!AN salesmen on camnpus.




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