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Cornin ,Sparks Cagers
To First Big Ten Win
Loss Knocks Purple Out Of Conference Leadership;
Gibert Holds Otto Griham To Seven Points

(Continued from Page 1)
one minute remaining in the first
half, Don Kruger connected with a
set shot to make the score 16 to 15.
Michigan came right back however
as center Jim Mandler hit on a shot
from the free throw circle to give the
Wolverines a 17 to 16 lead at the
A hectic, thrill-packed finish sent
the crowd of 5,000 into an uproar.
With only three seconds remaining
in the tilt and Michigan hanging on
to 'its narrow two-point lead, Leo
Doyle fouled Russ Wendlund, North-
western guard. The Widcats claimeA
two free throws as they said Wend-
lund was fouled as he was shooting.
This brought the coaches of both
teams running from the sidelines..
The game was held up for several
minutes before Umpire Glen Adams
could explainl that Doyle had made
the foul before Wendlund shot and
that his first whistle had gone un-

heard in the noise of the crowd.
Adams' first decision of one. free
throw stood.
Northwestern elected to take the
ball out of bounds instead of the
one gift toss. In the remaining sec-
onds they made two wild shots at
the backboard, but both went astray.
The Wildcats suffered the same
trouble in the second half that they
did in the first. It took them ten
minutes of play in the final period
before they could break the ice.
Michigan was never headed in the
second half, although Northwestern
was close most of the time.
The tilt was a rough and tumble
affair as a total of 36 fouls were
called. Michigan's Doyle and Morrie
Bikoff and Northwestern's Don Claw-
son were forced to leave the game
on four personal fouls. -The top
scorer for the Purple squad was Ted
Esser, who slipped in four baskets
and two free throws for a ten point
total. f

Mary Beckerw
W'ins LonePm
Grapplers Earn Tie Afte
Trailing; Captain Galles
Takes 175-Pound Math
With the score at the end of th
first four matches 14-0 against them
the Michigan wrestling team las
night staged a magnificent home
stretch rally and tied the might
Kansas State mat outfit, 14-14, in a
match which provided the fans with
all they demanded in the matter o:
For the second time in three day
the brilliant performance of junio
Marv Becker was the highlight of the
show. It w'as his win by a fall ove
Gil Townsend in the 155 poun
match which brought the Wolverine
their first victory and made it pos
sible to fight their way into a dead
lock with the Big Six championshi
aggregation. The three conscutiv
Wolverine wins which followed Beck
er's were all on decisions.
Freakish Victory
It must be admitted that Mary'
victory had a note of the freakist
about it. He had his opponent i
trouble from the very start of th
match, and the horn ending the 0irs
three-minute period barely save
Townsend from being pinned. Thel
with only 34 seconds of the seconi
period elapsed, the two men were in
extricably locked together with Mar
on top attempting to flatten his mai
with a body press. Townsend re
laxed his bridge for a moment to be
gin a new escape and without re
alizing it rested both shoulders on th
mat. Referee Pat Righter tappei
Becker on the back signifying a fa)
scored and that was that. Becke
winner by a fall in 3:34.
Galles Has Trouble
The most titanic struggle of th
entire evening was waged betwee
Capt. Jim Galles of the Wolverine
and the visitors' Hal Cronister. Th
score was 2-1, which may sound lik
a dull contest, but listen. If one op
ponent has the other at a disadvan
tage for more than a full minute a
the end of the bout, that man i
awarded an extra point. And at th
end of nine minutes of grappling t'
a 1-1 stalemate against an opponen
with the shoulders of a behemoth an
bull-like strength, it was found tha
Jim had the meager time advantag
of 1:37 and therefore copped a vita
three-point victory.'
Wertheimer Pinned
In the very first match State gav
fair warning that stories of its vaunt
ed power were not mere fabrication
as 12-pounder Mel Steifel showe
just too much class for Michigaifi'
game but inexperienced Vic Werthei
mer, and pinned him in 7:38 witha
cradle hold.
In the next three contests the boy
from the Ozarks chalked up decision
victories by riding their men in a
exhibition of how they ride thei
broncos down on the plains. Michi
gan's Dick Kopel extended Harr
Emmons into two two-minute over
time periods in the 128 pound affair
but finally succumbed by the coun
of 10-6.
In the 136 pound scrap the Stat
veteran, Bob Dunlap, clung likea
leech to the back of Wolverine E
Wight, who went through nine min
utes of savage gyrations in an effor
to unseat him. But when it was al
over, Bob was still on top and ha
ridden through to a 9-3 win.

The State captain, Jerry Porter
duplicated the performance of hi;
preceding teapmmate and kept Michi-
gan's 145 pound Herb Barnett belly-
down throughout a considerable por.
tion of the contest to waltz off wits
an easy 6-2 triumph.
Courtright Wins 13-1
Bill Courtright rather disappointe
the fans last night in that he wa
unable to pin his 165 pound sopho-
more opponent, Leo Wempe. Th
match was the most one-sided of th(
evening but by sheer grit Leo man-
aged to wangle his way out of tw(
near-falls and thereby ultimately
save Kansas State's bacon. The scor4
was 13-1.
Heavyweight Johnny Green ha(
little trouble in defeating Verle Sny

Louis Will .Be
By Tomorrow
NEW YORK, Jan. 12.-(AP)-Uncle
Sam's Army told Joe Louis today
that he doesn't have flat feet and
that he's husky enough to put on
a soldier suitkWednesday.
The - heavyweight champion of the
world became draft registrant No.
374 at the First Army Headquarters
at Fort Jay on Governor's Island,
and, after an hour and a half ses-
sion with a set of doctors, was given
his final physical "okay" for the
Munching a handful of peanuts,
he took the ferry back to Manhattan
for his last 48 hours as Joe Louis, the
champ who gets $100,000 or so for
a few brief minutes' work. Wednes-
day at his induction at Camp Upton,
Long Island, he becomes Private J.1
Louis Barrow at $21 per month.
Afterward, the Army will shift him
to its morale division, and in late
March he'll probably have a fur-
lough to fight for the Army Fund.
The Army took over Joe Louis to-
day--but in the process Joe just.
about took over the Army. e creat-
ed more furore than a full dress in-
spection for the Chief of Staff. Some
400 other selectees, on hand for their
own physical tests, flocked around
him and paid little attention to the
Sergeants and the "M.P.'s" trying to'
keep them lined up. Majors and
Colonels and Captains at the post
came over to shake his hand- and be
photographed with him.
Joe got up at 6 a.m., and 'vas still
sleepy-eyed when *he Turned up at the
ferry house with Julian Black, one
of his managers; Promoter Mike Ja-
cobs, Col. H. Clay Supplee, Second
Corps morale officer, and Major Neal
"That was the toughest part about
it," Joe yawned, "this gettin'up. But
I guess I'm gonna get used to it, so
I might's well start right now."

Thomson Ties
Hogan In Open
Snead Blows Tp On Last
Hole At LosAngeles
LOS ANGELES; Jan. 12.-(AP)-
Drama and heartbreaks were written
into the finish of the seventeenth an-
nual $10,000 Los Angeles Open Golf
Tournament today as wee Benny Ho-
gan and husky Jimmy Thomson
wound up in a deadlock for the rich
prize, and history repeated itself with!
a slap ,in the face for hard-luck Sam
Hogan and. Thomson finished the.I
four -day 72-hole battle over the
green acres of Hillcrest Country Club
tied at 282 blows apiece. Thomson
shot the finish round over the par
36-36-72 course in uneventful, con-
sistent fashion, leaving Hogan to sup-
ply the gallery thrill, and Snead and
pace-setter Harry Cooper to furnish
the disappointment.
Slamming Sam blew himself out of
the tournament on the eighteenth. He
toek eight blows to conquer the steep,
elevated par five hole, and ended
with 285.
It was an eight on a pai five hole
r t Philadelphia in 1939 that cost
Snead the United States Open.
Cooper, who started out on the
final round with a two-stroke lead
over Hogan, and three strokes over
Thomson and Snead, faded under,
the bristling pace and took a 75 for
Thomson finished first with a bril-
liant 69, and Hogan, biggest money
winner in the game today, came up to
the 500-yard 18th needing a birdie
Hogan's drive travelled 325 yards
and he reached the green with an
iron, going past the flag by 25 feet.
He got down in two for his birdie.
The two play the deadlock off to-
morrow-$3,500 to the winner and
$1700 to the runner-up.

Ma'tm en


COACH B. R. PATTERSON and his travel-weary Kansas State wrestling
crew rolled into the Michigan Union late Sunday night, declared he had
nothing to say, and promptly disproved it witt a few thousand well-chosen
"I will state for puwblication, though," the State mat mentor smiled,
"that our team is as green as an Irishman's necktie on St. Patrick's day." ,
"Now, Pat, you must be about six points less green than Lehigh." inter-
jected Cliff Keen, Wolverine coach and self-appointed chairman pro ten
of the Society To Prevent Wool From Being Pulled Over Sports Writers'

THE KANSAS STATE MATMEN, who competed last night against Michi-
gan, have wound up a lengthy Eastern tour and are now headed back
home to defend their Aig Six Conference championship honors.
Although Keen and Patterson are friends from way back, both having
spent much of their lives in Oklahoma, the virtual Cradle of Wrestling, the
two teams had never met before last night.
"Pat's an old cow puncher from my former stamping grounds,"
Cliff winked. Which somehow reminded the Kansas State coach of the
time he asked an Oklahoman if his little two-year-old son had been
making any progress in his efforts to/walk.
"Heck, no," the fellow declared disgustedly, "he ain't even learned to
ride yet."

Hockey Team To Face Illinois
Big Ten Champs Will Take The Ice Here Thursday
And Saturday Nights In ConferenceOpeners

Ralph Gibert, scrappy Wolverine foryard, turned in a bang-up
defensive job last night, by holding Northwestern's Otto Graham to
only seven points. The Purple cage star is the leading scorer in the
Big Ten and one of the country's leading basketball stars, all of which
meant little or nothing, to sophomore Gibert.


Mel Does Well For Self And Alma Mater


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wson, c ....... 0
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ger, g . .......2
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Totals ....




Comin, f......
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12 17 341

H4alftime score: Michigan 17,.Northwestern 16.
Free throws missed: Comic, Mandler 5,Gibert, Bikoff 4, Wendland 3,
Esser 2, Jake.
Referee: Gil McDonald (Wisconsin); umpire, Glenn Adams (DePauw).
Natators Open 1942Season
At Grand Rapid T omorrow

PUCK SLIPS: The Michigan
hockey team proved once and for all
Saturday night that puck fans will
always see a real scrap when they
lay down their dough at the Coli-
seum's ticket window.
The puckmen are gradually round-'
ing into a promising bunch, as evi-
denced in their tough-luck 5-4 loss
to Point Edward. The Canadians re-
peated last year's performance Sat-
urday by a last period surge which
saw them pound two markers into the
Wolverine nets Ito give them a 5-4
victory. During the game, the Wol-
verines dominated the play for more
than, one half of the 60 minutes.
And a rough 60 minutes they were
The fact that the visitors were not
as fast as the other three teams that
Michigan has already met evened up
the offensive power to quite an ex-
tent. Considering the hard, fast play
of both teams, the proportion of
total saves over goals scored was
rather low. Michigan's Hank Loud
made X30 saves, while the Canadian
net-minder, Bob Pacaud, turned back
34 Wolverine attempts. This shows
again just how effective the checking
of both squads was.
It was a sore point indeed that
more Wolverine fans were not pres-
ent to witness the hard-fought battle.
The reverberating sounds of an ex-
cited group of loyal fans did, how-
ever,-gladden the hearts of the Mich-
igan puckmen.
This week Ann Arbor will be able
to see one of the best collegiate
hockey teams in the nation-the
fighting Illini from Champaign. Fac-
ing the Wolverines in two scraps on
Thursday and Saturday nights, Illi-

nois brings a crew that won the Big
Ten title last year.
The game will feature the 'teacher-
pupil' angle. The Orange and Blue
mentor, Vic Heyliger, was one of the
finest hockey players to gain his laur-
els at Michigan. Playing under Eddie
Lowrby in 1935, '36 and '37, Heyliger
was twice named center on the All-
American hockey team, leading, the
Wolverines to Big Ten championships
in '35 and '37. He adds to this fine
record a three year berth as a regular
outfielder on the Michigan basebail
1 Apparently, Heyliger pulls no
punches when he puts his sextets on
the ice against his old alma mater.
Thursday's game will find the Illini
seeking their fifth straight win over
the Maize and Blue. It all started
in 1940 when Illinois, led by Heyliger
in his first season as coach, bested
Michigan, 3-0. This gave the Illini
their first Big Ten victory since the
sport first got under way in 1937.
Heyliget lost no time in building,
and his team annexed the Conference
title last year. In taking their first
crown, the Illini swept through four
games agalnst the Wolverines by
scores of 7-1,,8-2, 4-2 a!id 4-1.
The crux of the Conference setup
is that the outcome of the four Illi-
nois contests, coupled with Michi-
gan's four Minnesota encounters, will
determine the 1941-42 Big Ten
Champion. The Wolverines sit right
in the middle. Through a bit of dis-
agreement between Minnesota and
Illinois, neither is scheduled to face
the other this year. The champion
will thus be determined by the num-
ber of times each of these two teams
can beat Lowrey's aggregation. Last
year they both trounced Michigan
four times.
What a spot for the Wolverines!

HERE he was informed ,that a
birthcertificate was a first requi-
site . . . so he sent home to Chicago,
received it back the other day
ONLY TO FIND that he is just 20
years old . . . born June 22, 1921,
Jack had somehow misplaced a year
and gone entirely through high
JACK KARWALES . school and thus far in college believ-
.still can't vote ing that he was a year older than
othe record shows.
Now he has applied to his board to be removed from their selective serv-
ice lists, and expects to register anew in the February 16 shuffle.
Dave Levy, a sophomore breast-stroker on Michigan's swimming team,
caught a seven-and-a-half-foot sailfish while in Florida' with the natators
during Christmas vacation . . . and was overjoyed until he found that it
costs $10 a foot to have it mounted.
SANDWICHED IN among such enthusiastic phrases as "Keep 'EM FLY-
ING!", "LET'S GO, U. S. A.!" etc., is a press release from the Army that
crossed the sports desk a couple days ago overlined WHERE'S ELMER? ..
It concerns Elmer Gedeon and says:
"Remember Elmer-not Elmer's Tune-but Elmer Gedeon? He's
in the Army now and last week was appointed Aviation Cadet, Captain
by Officials of the Air Corps Primary Training Center at Thunderbird
Field near Phoenix, Arizona.
"Gedeon, one of Michigan's Greats back in 1938, began his flying career
at the desert school seven weeks ago. Prior to his arrival there, he served



Michigan swimmers will usher in
the 1942 season by meeting the
Grand Rapids Y.M.C.A. natators to-
morrow evening, at Grand Rapids.
Saturday will see the Varsit* at the
State A.A.U. meeting at East Lansing.
The real "fireworks" of Wolver-
ine swimming, however, will start
when the Maize, and Blue invades
Detroit to swimr Wayne University,
Jan. 21. The big guns will continue
to boom with Ohio State traveling to
Ann Arbor for the first home meet
of the current season Jan. 24.
These contests will furnish the Var-
Osity with its first taste of competi-
The Wolverines' chief asset this
year rests primarily in the well-bal-
anced squad developed by Coach Matt
Mann. Every event has a potential
winner. Matt Mann, however, re-
marked, "It is true that We have a
well-balanced team, but we are
'thin'." When he said that they were
"thin," he meant that he has entries
for every event, but the loss of any-
one, however, would handicap this
strong swimming machine. Last year
was an example of a "thick" year
with an average of four swimmers
available for every event.
Gus Shows Improvement
In the free style sprints, Gus
Sharemet and Captain "Dobby" Bur-
ton lead the Varsity Gus has shown

take over the vacancy left by the
graduation of Jim Welsh. Coach
Mann expects big things from John
in both the "220" and the "440."
Perry Trytten, Tom Williams, and
Walter Stewart are also scheduled to
swim the middle distances.
Skinner Is Champ '
Jim Skinner has no rival in the
breast stroke. At present, he is the
defending champion in the Big Ten,
National Collegiates, and the A.A.U.
So far this year, he looks as if he
is going to repeat his previous per-
formances. Following behind Jim is
John Sharemet, a senior who is a
Coach Mann standby for the nec-
essary second place points.
Dick Reidl and Ted Horlenko share
the back stroke honors, with Dick
having the slight edge. Both are sure
point winners.
Strother "T Bone" Martin carries
Michigan's diving hopes. He was in-
eligible last year and now, in his last
year of competition, he is hoping to
make up for lost time. Sophomore
Loui Haughey is slated to carry the
"number two" slot in the diving.
Indiana 40, Purdue 39
Illinois 58, Ohio State 49
Wisconsin 56, Chicago 24
Minnesota 41, Iowa 39
Alma 47, Albion 21



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