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Indiana Forfeits Three Matches

Pitt Next Foe

As Matmen Score 25_13 WinI On Dual Card


This isn't exactly what might be
called spot news, but here comes the
belated cover on the Wolverine-Indi-
ana grapple grudge last Saturday
night at Bloomington.
Strange things went on in Hoos-
ierland that evening, the most bizarre
of which was Michigan's being hand-
ed 15 points of its 25-13 win on a sil-
ver platter even before the meet had
started. This is not to be construed
as a gesture of Southern Indiana hos-
pitality. It was due to defaults which
CLEVELAND, Feb. 24. -(IP)-
Rapid Robert Pastor turned slug-
ger tonight and after exploding
the myth of Lem Franklin's famed
fistic dynamite, fought on to stop
the Cleveland Negro in eight
rounds before a yam-packed crowd
in the local arena. Pastor weighed
181; Franklin 1971.
coach Billy Thom was forced to make
in the 136-, 165- and 175-pound
matches because of the illness or in-
Juries of his regular entrants in those
Michigan's pair of legitimate falls
were effected by 145-er Johnny
Johnson and ten pounds heavier
Marv Becker.
Johnny is a mite unorthodox in his
mat technique. He does not kitzel
around too much with the standard
arm holds and body attack in gen-
eral. He believes that concentrating
on a guy's head and belaboring it
none too gently with a series of lock
holds and wrenches soon induces a
state of grogginess in the foe which
makes him susceptible to being hori-
zontaled dorsal side down.
This novel system was highly effic-
ient against Indiana's Fred Tone and
at the end of 5:34 unorthodox and
Johnny had prevailed with the Hoos-
ier prone on the mat under a bar
arm and a half-nelson.
Mar Becker needs no headline
when he wins. Even when he wins
on a pin. Marv has been invincible
this season when wrestling at his
regular 155 pound weight. Therefore
the only supplementary material

which need be added is that he slap-
ped a pretty good boy name of Nat
Hill flatter than a flounder on the
mat in 4:16.
We lost some matches Saturday
night too of course. In the 121 pound
go Dick Kopel spent a fruitless and
goat grabbing final two periods try-
ing to catch up to Herb Farrell, who
had a point advantage and was in-
tent on keeping it. Herb was a very
swift fellow and Dick did not catch
up, therefore he lost, 3-2.
Al Wistert smiles in abashed fash-
ion when asked what happened Sat-
urday night. It is reported that Al
was going great guns against Hoosier
Bob Patty and had piled up a 3-1
point advantage early in the first
period, when suddenly he decided to
perpetrate something very tricky. Al
was in the midst of the ruse and do-
ing right well when suddenly the 260
pound freight train that was Patty
collapsed on his chest and irrevoc-
ably pinned his surprised shoulders
to the mat.
Extremely embarrassing, the entire
incident, says Al.
Michigan Tank
Crew Will Face
Hawke yes Here
A battle-scarred Michigan swim-
ming team went to work yesterday
With last Saturday's stunning de-
feat at the hands of Yale's natatorial
Goliath still rankling in every Wol-
verine's mind, the Maize and Blue
tankers tightened their belts another
notch and made ready for the Iowa
invasion this Friday night.
Preparing For Collegiates
But as they practiced for the com-
ing meet 'with the Hawkeyes, their
talk and their thoughts' drifted far
away from the task at hand. Confi-
dent of victory in their next three
dual meets with Iowa, Michigan
State and Minnesota, favored to re-
peat as Big Ten champions in the
approaching Western Conference,
Meet, Coach Matt Mann's crew
dwelled upon only one thing-the
National Collegiates at Harvard on
March 27 and 28 which will bring
them once again face to face with
their conquerors of last week.
For Michigan, the defending title-
holders, won't feel the pressure then
as they did Saturday. No longer will
they worry about what Yale can do.
They found that out Saturday night,
and from now on their every effort
will be bent in the direction of beat-
ing the mighty Eli aggregation.
Feel They Can Do Better
The Wolverines feel that they are
a better team than the one which so
ignominiously fell before the light-
ning Bulldog power. They will read-
ily admit that Yale deserved to win,
but they won't admit that the Elis
are as superior to Michigan as Satur-
day's score, 59-16, would indicate.
When the Collegiates roll around
they intend to prove their point.
Coach Mann is now dickering with
Bob Kiphuth, mentor of the Yale
mermen, for a four year contract
with the Elis. As yet, his efforts have
met with little success. Whether the
Bulldog schedule is already full, or
whether they don't want to risk their
record against Michigan next year,
when they won't be the great team
they are now, is a matter of con-
The Iowans are expected to provide
the Wolverines with little trouble this
Friday. Their main strength lies in
the diving where Capt. Vic Vargon
and Leo Biedrzychi carry the colors,
and in the sprints where Don Wen-
strom will challenge Michigan's Capt.
Dobby Burton and Gus Sharemet.
Lloyd Leads Qualifiers
Lloyd House led Residence Hall

track qualifiers in the half-mile re-
lay last night, with the fast time of
1:37.9. The three other teams which
will meet Lloyd in the final test dur-
ing the Pittsburgh track meet on Fri-
day, finished in the following order:
Prescott, Tyler and Williams.

For Thinelads
Varsity Favored To Win
After Superb Showing
In Notre Dame Meet
With a 58-46 victory over a stub
born Notre Dame aggregation last
Friday night to its credit, the Wol-
verine thinclad crew prepares this
week to face a mediocre band of Pitt
Panthers in Yost Field House Fri-
day in the final warm-up before, the,
all-important Big Ten indoor meet
scheduled for Chicago on March 6
and 7.
Termed by Coach Ken Doherty
"the finest team performance in
Michigan track history," the cinder-
men's victory over the Irish indicat-
ed that the Michigan squad will en-
counter little difficulty in subduing
the Pitt runners, who have been de-
cisively defeated in several previous
contests this year. Ohio State hand-
ed the Panthers a severe 76-28 lick-
ing in a dual meet two weeks ago.
From all indications, Pittsburgh's
Harold Stickel and Bill Carter will
be the men most likely to threaten
Michigan's chances of making a
clean sweep of the meet's events. Ac-
claimed as two of the finest sprinters
in the East, Carter and Stickel have
both been clocked in 6.2 seconds for
the 60 yard dash, which is two-tenths
of a second better than the best time
ever recorded by Michigan's sprint
stars, Capt. Al Piel and Al Thomas.
Stickel will also double in the low
hurdles against Thomas in what
might prove to be the closet race of
the evening. The Pittsburgh speed-
ster has run the 60 yard lows in seven
seconds even, and Thomas, along
with Michigan's sophomore timber-
topper, Chuck Pinney, has run the
65 yard lows in 7.6 seconds this year.
What differece the added five yards
distance will make to Stickel is diffi-
cult to predict.
Outside of these two events, thej
Maize and Blue trackmen have bet-
tered the best that any Pitt man has
done in every race and every field
event except the pole vault. Bar-
ring earthquake, fire, flood or any
similar disaster, then, the only diffi-
culty the Wolverines will encounter
Friday night will be in setting new
meet records.

Credit Given Where Due
* Doherty Praises Team
Xk - Daily Sports Editor
NO FINER COMMENTARY on last weekend's track triumph over Notre
Dame's favored cinder powerhouse can be shoved into the public eye
than that afforded by a reprint of Coach Ken Doherty's weekly bulletin
board communique written solely for the benefit of his team:
DID YOU KNOW THAT- February 21. 1942
Your victory last night was perhaps the finest TEAM performance
in Michigan track history. From the standpoint of men doing their
best, it compares favorably with the 1935 Conference meet when a 3:20
mile relay team ran 3:15.2 for a new Conference record and the cham-
Sixteen men turned in new personal competitive records: Mc-
Carthy, Byerly, Lahey, Sears, Ingersoll, Glas, Leonardi, McKean, Mor-
ley, Kautz, Ufer, Maclear, Lievense, Hirsch, Kennedy, Schmidt.
That the best time John McKean has ever turned in for a one and
half mile practice run was 7:11, and that he ran 7:13 last night while
running the full two miles.
That the coach is as proud of John Roxborough's effort as with
that of anyone on the team. He was boxed throughout the entire last
lap and attempted the only thing possible at the time-fight for the
place he knew he deserved. Watch him run from now on .
That George Petterson was pulled out of the letter winning relay
team at the last minute and yet could still smile at the coach when he
left the field house. -KEN DOHERTY
rTHIS, REMEMBER, was not written for public consumption. It was not
slanted with the idea of impressing any body of readers. It represents
only a coach's sincere message to his trackmen--and it took more than a
couple minutes of profound thought before Ken would okay its presence here.
Which leads directly back to last Friday night, and the joyous locker
room scene in the Wolverine quarters. Frank McCarthy, Bob Ufer, Al
Thomas and the rest of the crowd-pleasers trouped in for their showers.
They received general congratulatory shouts and comments-and they
deserved them, for they turned in magnificent performances against the
But the guy serving as the magnet for the bulk of the locker room
acclaim that night was a 130-pound senior, whose name-was stuck un-
obtrusively among the rest of the summaries merely as third in the
two-mile run: McKean. He was the athletes' athlete that night.
YOU would have to know Johnny's background to realize the underlying
reasons. John is a team runner. He has never won a first place in col-
legiate competition. A year ago he did not even make the trip to the Con-
ference indoor championships. His is one of those seldom-glorified tales of
the athlete who overcame physical obstacles by unflagging, tireless work
and perseverance. Last week Johnny turned the gruelling two-mile grind
in 9:36, far better than he had been clocked in before. And he will do better.
McKean finished third last week. That isn't news. Johnny's coach
and teammates turned to him first when lavish praise for their great
victory was in order. That is.



Cagers Hit Scoring Column:
Jim Mandler Leads Quintet
In 61-3'7 Win Over Maroons




'Aid Ll\

"Every trip you take by
Super-Coach instead of by
car you'll be saving two gal.
ions of gasoline out of every
"three!l You'll also be making
possible similar economies in
metals, fabrics, and rubber l"
"Go easy on those tires of
yours--go Greyhound when-
ever bi~iness or relaxation
calls you out of town. It
assures extra life for those
precious tires you can't re-
place-and for your carl
"There are no 'priorities' on
travel for relaxation t But you
can help to avoid unnecessary
crowding by traveling during
the mid-week period whenever
possible - leaving extra seat-
space for soldiers and war
workers over the week-ends."

verine cagers bounced back into the
victory column Monday night, 61-37,
at the expense of the happy-go-win-
less Chicago Maroons . . . who have
now taken it on the chin, as far as
Big Ten battles are concerned, for 30
consecutive times.
Everything the Michigan team did
was right . . . at one point in the
second half when the Maize and Blue
reserves were in against the Chicago
second team, the Wolverines made 10
points in one minute .. . Jim Mand-
ler had a field day . . . scoring 23
points ... and even at that he only
made one bucket during the last five
minutes of play.
As a result of their victory, the
Wolverines are now tied with Ohio
State for eighth place in the Confer-
ence standings . . . both have won
four and lost nine.
Morrie Bikoff, flashy sophomore,
injured his shoulder in the Iowa
game Saturday night and wasn't even
permitted to don a uniform for the

Chicago tilt . . . when he got back to
Ann Arbor yesterday morning, the
diminutive forward had X-rays taken
to determine the extent of his in-
jury . . . but nothing will be known
definitely until this afternoon.
Although he is still wearing dark
glasses, Leo Doyle seems to be none
the worse off for his recent eye in-
jury . . . in fact the lanky junior
seems to have improved his shooting
eye . . . in the Iowa game he scored
nine points ... and against the Ma-
roons he hit the hoop for 11.
Serving as assistant to Assistant
Coach Ernie McCoy in the Chicago
contest who is taking charge of the
team in the absence of Bennie Oos-
terbaan was none other than Michi-
gan's Athletic Director Fritz Crisler
.. the Varsity grid coach is not new
to the cage sport ... as he was quite
a star in his undergraduate days at
Chicago . . . and even coached one
year at Princeton.
Oosterbaan sent the team a wire
before the game Monday . . . in which
he told them his son was improving
. . . but that he was going to stay
in Tucson, Ariz., a little bit longer.


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