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Kopel StaeA
as Grappler
Despite Size
Rejected as Hockey
Player, He Wins Job
on Wrestling Team
in 121-Pound Class
By AL STEINMIAN
The Wolverine wrestling squad
boasts as one of its mainstays for the
current year a 127-pound dininutive
fellow named Dick Kopel..
Dick doesn't look much like & grap
pier when you first set eyes on hii
because he's only 5 feet 2%f inches
tall, but you can take it from the
boys who are the recipients of his
punishment that the little fellow from
Detroit is plenty good.
When Kopel entered Michigan in
the fall of 1940 he was determined to
make a name for himself in athletics.
He had always been considered a
good athlete in high school, but all
the coaches wanted tall men and
Dick had to be content with sandlot
activities.
Tries Luck at Hockey
Dick wanted very badly to become
a hockey player, and when the try-
outs began he was one of the first
to skate out on the ice. Unfortunafe-
ly,'c as happens to many,. Kopel was
cut from the squad the first week out.
This was a bit discouraging, but it
wasn't very long before Cliff Keen,
who was varsity wrestling coachat,
the time, asked him to try for the
freshman team, and this time the
outcome was quite a bit different. In
fact, the fiery little ex-hockey player
was good enough tobe awarded the
Bissell trophy for "the most improved
freshman wrestler of the year.
Pins National Champ -
Last year Dick won over the regu-
lar job as 121-pounder on the var-
sity Team. Lack of experience proved
a handicap a first but soon he be
gan'to enjoy the taste of victory. °e
pulled the biggest surprise of the
year in a match with Michigan State
when he pinned the junior national
A. A.U. champion. ,
Later in the year . Kopel entered
the National Intercolleiate Toure-
ment, taking fourth place, and als
finished fourth in the Conference,
Not bad for a fellow who was rated
the underdog in almost every match!
This year he is helping Coach
Courtright teach wrestling to the
candidates for the lower weight divi-
sions, and seems much more confi-
dent and sure of himself. The other
schools in the Conference should be
hearing a great deal about Dick ICo-
pel before the grappling season is
over next spring.
Undefeated
Ten Basketeers'
Seek Victories
By The Associated Press
Six Big Ten basketball teams, foj
of them still undefeated, continU
their pre-Conference campaign to
night.
The unbeaten teams, headed b
Illinois, last season's Conference win.
ner, all will be after third consecu
tive victories.
None of the four except Wisconsin
appears, in for a difficult evening
The Badgers will oppose likewise un
beaten Notre Dame at South Bend
Illinois takes on Missouri, Zowa l.
at home to Carleton and Indian
plays host to Fort Knox.
The other Conference schools in

action tomQrrow 'night are Purduc
and Chicago. Purdue will seek it
second win in three starts in oppos
ing Butler. Chicago, which will face
Marquette on the midway, still i
after its first win.
Illinois, Wisconsin and Purdue wil
play again Saturday along with Min
nesota, a fifth unbeaten Conference
member. Michigan, also undefeated
plays Selfridge Field Thursday
The week's schedule:
Monday-Missouri at Illinois; Mar.
quette at Chicago; Fort Knox at In
diana; Carleton at Iowa; Butler a
Purdue; Wisconsin at Notre Dame.
Thursday-Selfridge Field at Mich
igan.
Saturday-Illinois vs. Great Lake
at Chicago Stadium; Purdue at Notr
Dame; Wisconsin vs. Marquette a
Milwaukee; North Dakota State a
Minnesota.

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Training Athfletes Calls
for a Wide Knowledge

Washington Pro Crown
Underdogs Take Revenge for Crushing Defeat
Administered Just Two Years Ago by Chicago

WASHmNGT'ON, Dec. 13.- ()-As1
a fitting climax to this daffiest grid-
iron season in years, the Washing-
tn Redskins won Professional Foot-
ball's World Series today, ending the
two-year reig of the fearful Chicago
Bears with a 14-6 conquest for the
most amazing upset of the campaign.
Against the same club that mopped
them up over this same Griffith Sta-
dium gridiron by 73 points just two
years ago, the Redskins came back to
take sweet revenge not only by
trampling the big bad Bears but ac-
tually outplaying them from start to
finish.
Before a sell-out crowd of 36,006
strictly partisan fans the Redskin
line, which was torn apart and
chopped up in the 1940 debacle, threw
monkey wrenches into the mighty
Model "T" Machine from Chicago
that had rolled over its last 24 oppon-
ents in a row. All the Bears' pet plays,
particularly the quick opening line
smashes for which they are famous,
were wrecked throughout the after-
noon.
Lie Exceptional
With the line operating as this
Washington front wall never had
.functioned before, the Redskins rolled
to triumph on Sammy Baugh's solid
pitching arm and the. ball-carrying
antics of Anvil Andy Farkas, the Ex-
Detroit University flier.
This astonishing triumph over a
club that hadn't been beatenvsince
mid-season of 1941, that went into
tony's game so lop-sided a betting
favorite that bookmakers were offer-
ing 20 points, against Washington's
chances, was 'easily the standout sur-
-prise of a grdiron year that was full
of them. It surpasses even the Holy
Crass coniquest of BostonCollege and
Auurn's magic against Georgia.
And the fans who filled this Ameri-
can League Baseball Park and con-
tributed to-a record National League
tlayoff gate of $113,260.40 realized
it. At the finish, thousands poured
onto the 'field, tore downi the goa
posts, crowded around the players
with roaring cheers and formed a
milling mass In the center of the field
f4* 15 minutes, yelling and dancing
No Stars-Team Play
In the final analysis, the Washing-
Ston line, especially from tackle t
tackle, really did the job. These fiv
rip-snorting operators-Wee Willi
Wilken, I~lck Farman, Texas vi Al-
" drich, Steve Slivinski, late of Wash-
ngte , who suffered a smshed nos
In the fouth quarter, aind Bill Young
from abaa-tore holes in the Bea
defth e fo Farkas ,ld Bob Seymou
to pile through. They gave Baug
cement-like protection for his passe
all day, and they smeared the Bea
formations so well that the Chicag
outfit gained only 69 yards on th
groun:
The Bears had the early lead when
towering Lee Artoe galloped 45 yard
r with a fumble early in the seon
e quarter. But that was just about al
the Bears had, for the Redmen cam
right back on a 50-yard pass and a
Y extra point to go out in front befor
half-time. Then, in the third period
- Anvil Andy took the boys on a per
sonally conducted touchdown tou
n during which he carried the ball i
.nine of 11 plays.
- Scorin Begins
After an indifferent first quarter
a the first scoring break came wit
a startling suddenness in the second
I The Redskins had received a Bea
e punt on the Washington 33. Ceci
FHare pushed through the middle t
s the 42, and Baugh tossed to Rapi
Richard Todd on the Bear 42. Tod
s fumbled the pass from center on th
next play and the ball bounce
1 around like a jitterbug cutting a ru
- Artoe ploughed through, beat Tod
e to the loose ball, scooped it up on th
, dead run and romped all the wa
home. He missed the extra point tr
The Redskins received the nex
kickoff and Baugh, getting off one o

- three surprise quick-kicks he boote
t In the first half, rocked the Bear
back to their own 11. The Chicag
- outfit started to move, but Wilbu
Moore, one time Minnesota back, in
s tercepted a pass on the Bear 42. O
e the second play Baugh dropped bac
t to midfield behind perfect protectio
t and heaved a long, high pitch. Moor
outfooting defense-man John Petty

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took it on the goal line and stepped
over.
Early in the second half the Red-
skins put it on ice. Taking a punt on
their own 43, they paraded 57 yards
to the crusher tally with Farkas at
the head of the parade. Altogether
he picked up 38 of the 57 yards, and
finally jumped over from the one.
Bob Masterson provided his second
extra point-and that was' that.
Finally Get Started
Only late in the fourth quarter
when Charley O'Rourke came into
the Bear backfield to pitch, did the
Chicago outfit look as though it might
get back the form that has made it
the terror of the league for two years.
The one-time Boston College quar-
terback started from his own 20, and,
throwing to Ray McLean and Bob
Nowaskey, passed the Bears all the
way to first down on the Washington
one. But here the Redskins dug in
and held for downs. That ended any
lingering hopes the Bears might still
have held.
Itawas rough and ready football all
the way. Twice threatened fist-fights
were broken up.
The defeat was doubly rankling to
the Bears, because on their bench was
Lieut. Comdr. George Halas, their ex-
coach who now is a teacher at the
Navy's Pre-Flight School at the Uni-
versity of Oklahoma. He arrived by
plane just before the game started.

By DON SWANINGER
Being a bit curious about what hap-
pens to the Kuzmas, the Robinsons,
and the Wisterts when they become
injured 'on the playing field, we
strolled down, to mammoth Yost Field
House the other night to consult one
Raymond V. Roberts on the matter,
Roberts, wirV has been M1Vichigan's
trainer of athletes for, some thiteen
years, apparently needed no consult-
ing, for with the same motion of ush-
ering us into his office he began to
talk about his favorite subject.......
Training Needs Understanding
"Training athletes," he said, "is a
profession that demands a good deal
of understanding of two other pro-
fessions, engineering and psychology.
This probably seems like a strange
thing to say, so tll try and show you
just what I mean."
He walked over to a table, fumbled
around in a box that lay there, and
finally brought his hand forth with

Big Ralph Gibert, six-foot two-inch forward of Coach Bennie
Oosterbaan's quintet, .seems to have retained his berth on the first
five and will see plenty of action Thursday night when the Varsity
meets the Selfridge Field. Flyers at the Yost Field House.
Gibert played an aggressive game Saturday night in helping the
Wolverines down a tough Marquette court squad, 42 to 32. He flipped
in three baskets to garner a total of six points besides playing a wide-
awake defensive game.
PUCKSTERS HAVE YOUNG MASCOT:
'Butch' Stoddard Gives Coach
Lowrey's Boys Needed Luck

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LT Wilken
LG Farman
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RG . Slivinski
RT Young
RE Cifers
QB R. Hare
LH Baugh
RH Justice
FB Farkas

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Chicago ........ 0 6 0 0- 6
Washington ......0 7 7 0--14
Chicago Scoring: Touchdown, Ar-
toe.
Washington Scoring: Touchdowns,
Moore (for Justice), Farkas; Points
after Touchdown, Masterson 2
(placekicks).
Substitutions: Chicago: Ends Sie-
gel, Pool; Tackles Stydahar, Hopto-
wit; Guards Drulis, Akin, Musso;
Center Mattuza; Backs O'Rourke,
Clark, Maznicki, McLean, Osmanski,
Petty.
Washington: Ends none; Tackles
Beinor, Davis; Guards Stralka, Shu-
gart; Center none; Backs C. Hare,
Moore, Todd, Seymour.

Michigan's hockey team has a new+
mascot.
The burden of being the Wolver-
ines' four-leaf clover and rabbit's foot
combined falls upon the small but
willing shoulders of ten - year - old
"Butch" Stoddard, mighty mite of the
Coliseum.
All the players know him as Butch,
and few of the people who frequent
the rink know his first name; when
asked: he says "Butch" with just a'
trace of pride in his voice.
Butch is an old hand at hockey de-
spite his age. According to Michigan's
Coach Eddie Lowrey, Butch has been
hanging around the Coliseum for
years. ever since he was "just a
youngster," and scoe of his deeds are
legend. His most notable feat was the
chewing of two full packs of gum at
once, but now that seems like kid
stuff to this youthful superman.
Almost every night this four-foot
giant ambles around the ice quietly
taking in everything and saying "Hel-
lo" to all the players, whom he calls
by their first names.
Michigan fans see Butch in action

on nights of hockey games, too. He's
the smallest member of the crew.that
cleans up the ice in between. periods.
Butch has also been seen wander-
ing around during basketball prac-
tices every once in a while, doing his
best to add his bit to some of Bennie
Oosterbaan's coaching problems. ,But
he says that hockey is his first love.
Detroit Red Wings Batle
Boston.Bruins to 1-" Tie
DETROIT, Dec. 13.- (IP)- The
astonishing Boston Bruins, who have
dropped only one National Hockey
League game in a dozen starts'in a
month, played the Detroit Red Wings
to a 1 to 1 tie tonight before 10,653
spectators. Art Jackson's second per-
iod .goal offset one by Joe Carveth of
Detroit in the first period.'

Swim to Live'
Plan Adopted
by Convention '
CHICAGO, Dec. 13.- (I)- The;
Amateur Athletic Union adopted a
revised version of-its physical fitness
program today and passed a resolu-
tion urging a nationwide plan of
"Swim to Live" before closing its
three day convention.
The physical fitness program un-
derwent changes which.'would call-for
competition in other events than the
eight originally proposed. The, idea
behind this was. that activities should'
be. selected which, would develop all
parts of the body rather than a few
which call only for stamina of arms
and. legs.
The swimming committees fostered
the "Swim to Live" resolution which
they said was the outgrowth of re-
ports that a large percentage of men
in the armed 'forces is unable to swim.
The A.A.U. asked the American
Softball Association, an affiliate, to
conduct a vote by mail on whether it
would make its rules for conducting
neets confirm with those of the Ath-
letic Union, with the understanding
the softball group would be suspended
if it failed to take the action request-
ed.

a strange looking affair that looked
like it had cotne from another world.
"You know what this is?" he asked,
holding it high in the light.
We didn't know.
"This," he said, "is what Al Wistert
carried into every football game with
him. Not so long ago Al had an opera-
tion on his wrist which left him rath-
er handicapped when it came to play-
ing football. His left wrist is stiff and
he cart move it but slightly. This cast
which fits over that wrist enables him
to play like any other player on the
field .. usually better."
His hand-moved back into the box,
and he came out with another odd
looking object.
"You see this? It's what Bill Cart-
mill used last year for a basketball
injury. And this," he said' extricating
still a third object, "is for a fellow
who once had two broken. fingers and
still wanted to play, and this was for
a fellow with a skinned nose, and this
... and this ...
Like An Engineer
"The important point," he ex-
plained, "is that most of these devices
are made along the same principle
that an engineer makes bridges. We
are given ant in-jury at a- givenn spot on
the bOdy. That spot must be protect-
ed. In order to do so we make a pad
that bridges the sore spot and thus
keeps it protected from physical cofr-
tact. For initace, supposing you
place an ordinary coffee cup over 'an
insect. You might just as well, be-
.cause that's about all1 coffee cuips cn
be used for owadays anyway. Now,
with this cup oyeT it the only wiy
that Irnsept can )e hurt from the oi~t-
side is to smash the cup. And believe
me,, those cup-like pads we mike
don't smash."
A :,entat Speialiet
"Now about this, psychological .part
of the training proessiop," Roberts
went on to explain. "When an atlilete
comes, into the training room with
an injury we have to handle him
right. Often an injury may be in his
mind more than in his body. If we
can convince him of that, if we can
convince him that he should recover
shortly, the odds 'are that 'he will.
These protective devices that I have
shown you are great, but their full
value can never be realed unless we
can cure his mind as well as his body.
The one necessarily accompanies the
other."

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