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- SUNDAY, JAN. 24, -143










Track Quartet
to Compete in
Millrose Meet



Wolverines Capture Six tien Aiso




Even s, Winning 52-32
Captain John Patten, Harry Holliday Both Score
Double Triumphs; Councilman Beats Skinner

The name of Ross Hume, one of
the Canonsburg, Pa., twins, was added
to the list of four Michigan half-
milers who will match strides with
the East's topnotch relay quartets in
the famous Millrose Games Saturday,
Feb. 6 at New York's Madison Square
A sophomore, Hume completes the
quartet of Wolverine runners headed
by Captain Dave Matthews, including
"Hose Nose" Bob Ufer and JohnRox-
Hune Wins Easily
Varsity Coach Ken Doherty had
no trouble selecting the first three
members of the Maize and Blue quar-
tet. However, there were three hope-
fuls who had visions of that coveted
fourth spot-the Hume twins, Ross
and Bob, and Johnny Ingersoll.'
A special half-mile race was run
off at the Field House yesterday af-
ternoon to select the fourth man. The
hundred fans who remained after
Michigan's wrestling victory over
Ohio State, saw Ross triumph easily
in 1:58.7 with brother Bob taking In-
gersoll on the back stretch of the last
lap for second place.
Third in 1943
In earlier trials Friday afternoon,
Ufer, Michigan's greatest quarter-
miler, unofficially broke the Field
House and Varsity records in the
880-yard run when he blazed across
the finish line in 1:54.8. The best time
turned in previously at the Field
House had been by Abe Rosenkrantz,
Michigan Normal, who ran it in 1:55.1
in 1935. Dye Hegan, a former Wol-
verine half-miler, holds the Varsity
record for the distance at 1:55.3, set
in 1940.
From all indications the 1943
bearers of the Maize and Blue should
show up well against the tough East-
ern competition. Last year, the Wol-
verine quartet of Ufer, Matthews,
John Kautz and Will Ackerman
placed third behind Fordham and
Seton Hall in 7:51, which was five
seconds better than the 1941 team
had run.
Doherty Will Go
Michigan could have won that 1942
race. In the mad scrambleforplaces
at the start, Kautz was boxed and
Michigan was lost even though Ufer
cut the lead down by 30 yards in the
final lap. A fast lead-off man might
have meant victory last year.
Coach Doherty will accompany his
four half-milers to New York. Both
Ufer and Matthews are expected to
compete in several special individual



Showing the power and balance of
true championship team, Matt
ann's Wolverines last night com-
etely submerged any claims of Ohio
ate supremacy in.the water for this
ar with a smashing total of 52
ints to the Buckeyes' 32.
From the moment the opening gun
rked Michigan never let the lead
de into Ohio hands. When the

job, staving off the attempt of Harry
Sullivan of the Bucks to lessen the
great gap between the trios.
Patten Upsets Nakama
In probably the biggest upset of the
evening, Captain Johnny Patten of
the Wolverines outdistanced the All-
American Hawaiian, Keo Nakama, in
the 224-yard freestyle. Johnny was
out in front by nearly five yards at
the 50-yard mark and maintained
this margin almost to the very end,
a fine closing sprint by Keo ending
about two yards back of the Big Ten
and Collegiate champ. Johnny's time
was three full seconds faster than the
Conference record. Wolverine Walt
Stewart staged a thrilling duel with
Big Ten 400-yard titlist Jack Ryan
over the third spot, finally touching
out the Buckeye. His time was a very
good one, 2:15.8:
Holiday proved his versatility when
Matt inserted him into the 50-yard
freestyle with Charlie Fries. The two
yearlings finished just as they had
started-together. They both were
clocked in 23.9 seconds, four-tenths
of a second better than the winning
time at last week's Michigan AAU's.
Jack Martin of the Bucks came in a
close third.
Patten Wins Again
Not content with these efforts
Harry skimmed effortlessly through
the 150-yard backstroke to lead the
field home in the time of 1:35.9, al-
most a second faster than the Big
Ten mark. Senior Ted Horlenko rose
to one of the peaks of his career in
powering to a second place over
Buckeye Bill Ryan.
Not a bit tired by his opening win
in the 220, Patten continued on the
victory road with a sparkling effort
in the 100-yard freestyle. Behind
teammate Lou Kivi at the halfway
mark Johnny turned on his smooth
power to beat Kivi by two yards in
52.7 seconds. Martin got his second
third place of the evening.
As a fitting ending for the meet
Johnny almost flew through the
anchor leg of the 400-yard relay in
the phenomenal time of 50.9 seconds
to end up 15 yards ahead of Bernard
Hayes of Ohio. The relay team of
Kivi; Church, Fries and Patten was
timed in 3:31.7, which betters the
Conference record of 3:32.4.
Breaststroke Hotly Contested
The heralded duel between AAU
champ Jim Counsilman of State and
Jim Skinner of the Mattmen, Big Ten
and Intercollegiate title-holder, turn-
ed out to be a good battle. Pat Hayes
led at the 100-yards and Skinner at
the 150. But Counsilman swam that
last fifty just too fast, ending about
four yards in front of a tired Skinner.
The diving was, as expected, a
Buckeye affair with Frank Dempsey
and Miller Anderson closely bunched
ahead of Wolverine Alex Canja. The
score stood. Dempsey, 371.6, Anderson,
357.5, and Canja, 311.4.
Nakama won the 440-yard race in
4:53.3 with Walt Stewart recording
the fastest time of his life to finish
just four strokes behind the little Ha-
waiian fish. Jack Ryan picked up a
third for the Bucks.

Once .. .
300-Yard Medley Relay-Won by
Michigan (Holiday, Rayes, and Cory).
224-Yard Freestyle-Won by Pat-
ten, Michigan; Nakama. Ohio State.
second; Stewart, Michigan, third.
50-Yard Freestyle--Tie for first be-
tween Fries and Holiday, Michigan;1
Martin, Ohio State, third. Time-23.9.
Diving-Won' by Demnsey.. Ohio
State (371.6); Anderson. Ohio State,
second, (357.5); Canja, Michigan,;
third (311.4).'
100-Yard Freestyle-Won by Pat-
ten, Michigan; Kivi, Michigan, sec-
ond; Martin, Ohio State, third. Timej
150-Yard Backstroke - Won by
Holiday, Michigan; Horlenko, Michi-
gan, second; Ryan, Ohio State, third.'
200-Yard B1reaststroke-Won by
Counsilman, Ohio State; Skinner,
Michigan, second; Hayes, Michigan,
third. Time-2:23.6.
440-Yard Freestyle--Won by Nak-j
ama, Ohio State; Stewart, Michigan,'
second; J. Ryan, Ohio State, third..
400-Yard Freestyle Relay-Won by
Michigan (Kivi, Church, Fries, Pat-
ten). Time 3:31.7.
* * *
And Twice . .
121-pounds - Defenbaugh, Ohio
State, def. McDonald, Michigan.
128-pounds - Kopel, Michigan, def.
Bates, Ohio State.
136-pounds - Jones, Ohio States
def. Rudel, Michigan.
145-pounds - Johnson, Michigan,
def. Wolf, Ohio State.
155-pounds-Speek, Michigan, def.
Weil, Ohio State.
165-pounds-Allen, Michigan, def.
Cotterman, Ohio State.
175-Pounds - Mueller, Michigan,
pinned Kasmersky, Ohio State, time

Johnny Greene, Tom Mueller
Provide Highlights of 22-6 Win
* _______


Michigan 22, Ohio State 6.
And that just about tells the story
of yesterday's wrestling match with
the Buckeyes. The Wolverines, after
getting off to a slow start, gradually
built up a lead on decisions and
climaxed the meet when Tom Mueller
and Johnny Green gained falls inthe
final two matches.
But Coach Tony Montnero's boys
gave the Varsity a scare during the
first three bouts, winning two of the
first three and jumping into a 6-3
lead. After this, however, the meet
was all Michigan.
Green Gets His Man
By far the best match of the day,
from the Maize and Blue standpoint
was the Green-Warren MacDonald
set-to in the heavyweight class. John-
ny, who usually rides his opponents
without being able to add the finish-
ing touches took pains to see that to-
day was going to be an exception.
From the word "wrestle" Big John
had things all his own way. Three
times he gained near falls on Mac-
Donald, and it looked as though he
was still plagued by the usual trouble.
But Johnny did get his man, nailing
MacDonald's shoulders to the mat at
5:42. Then to make the victory secure
Johnny ended the contest in the third
period by again pinning his foe.
Not to be overlooked was the show-
ing by junior, Tom Mueller. Tom
waged an uphill battle to score his
victory. Chet Kasmersky, his oppon-
ent, gained an early two point advan-
tage, and regardless of what Tom did,
he couldn't wipe out this margin. In
the last minute he finally got Mr.
Kasmersky in a pinning position and
it was only a question as to whether
Tom would beat the clock. He did,
scoring his fall with two seconds re-
Johnson Wins
Captain Manley Johnson, not yet
fully recovered from his recent illness,
played cautiously, and obviously was
not out to pin Ohio State's ,:Keith

Johnson emerged with a 16-8 de-
Although Dick Kopel was unable
to pin Bates in the 126 pound class,
Dick completely mastered the Buck-
eye with a series of tricky maneuvers
and scored an easy 15-5 win.
Speek-Weil Battle a Honey
Pete Speek, wrestling at 155 won
a terrifically contested battle with
Seymour Weil. Neither was able to
gain a point in the regulation period.
Then in overtime Pete quickly piled
up seven points to win the event go-
ing away.
Bob Allen rode Vernon Cotterman
throughout the 165 duel but couldn't'
pin the wily Ohio Stater.
The Buckeye's two victories were
scored by Carl Defenbaugh at 121 and
Captain Davey Jones at 136. Defen-
baugh had little trouble with the
Varsity's Bob McDonald. Jones, how-
ever, was behind in his match with
Harold Rudel, gaining his one point
margin in the last thirty seconds of
the match.

Indiana Breaks
Scoring Record
IOWA CITY, Ia., Jan. 23--()-In-
diana's undefeated Hoosiers added
two points to the old Big Ten single-
game scoring record tonight as they
defeated Iowa's Hawkeyes, 71 to 55,
before an uproarious crowd of 7,000
Led by Ralph Hamilton, sharp-
shooting forward who racked up 31
points, just three short of the Con-
ference individual mark of 34, the
Hoosiers gained the upper hand be-
fore the game was more than three
minutes old and at half time held a
37 to 27 lead.
Stunning Iowa with a furious sec-
ond period assault, Indiana swept
into a 21rpoint advantage with only
10 minutes of play remaining. Al-
though the Hawkeyes fought back
stubbornly, they could whittle only
five points off that margin, despite
the fact the Hoosiers were using re-
The Hoosiers, running their vic-
tory string to 11 straight, including
four in the Conference for a first
place tie with Illinois, cracked the Big
Ten scoring mark made in 1937 when
Purdue licked Indiana, 69 to 45, and
tied last year by Northwestern in a
69 to 50 victory over Chicago.


... led his mates to victory last
night with two terrific triumphs in
he 100- and 220. Then he called it
xday after churning an astounding
0.9 heat in the 400 yard relay.

Saturday, January 30
After-finals relaxation
for those who can t go home
Saturday, February 6
to top off Victory Ball week-end



Hockey Team


Has Hopes for
Still seeking their first victory of
the year the Wolverine puckmen will
open the second half of the season
in a rematch with Point Edward at
8 o'clock Saturday, Feb. 6.
Bringing back virtually the same
team that took the measure of the
Michigan sextet, 5-2, earlier this year,
Sarnia will be looking for its eighth
straight win over Eddie Lowrey's
boys. By agreement, Coach Charlie
Levan may limit the number of play-
ers to ten, to give the undermanned
Michigan team a break.
Wolverines Gain Experience
Although the names will be the
same, it will be a different team that
will skate out on the ice for the
Maize and Blue. In the. first game
the stickmen showed the effect of a
Christmas vacation layoff, playing
the game with only two days practice.
The team has gained experience in its
last three games with Port Dover and
Outstanding improvement has been
shown in the play of Ed Reichert,
wingman, who got a goal and an as-
sist in the Port Dover tie. Bob Kemp,
who will be playing his last game for
the team, has shown exceptional
form and hopes to find his shooting
eye in his swan song for the Wolver-
ines. In the last three games he has
missed goals by inches on -many oc-
Offense Needed
The Michigan defense will also be
tighter, an average of one goal a
period being scored against it in the
last three outings. But it will be
up to the offense that the Wolver-
ines can muster that will spell vic-
tory or defeat for the home team.
Up in Minneapolis it could not garner
a single goal in six periods of play.


water finally calmed down after the
final relay, the 'Wolverines had
grabbed six out of nine fSrst places
and five second spots.
Almost every race was a thriller
and the times were nothing short of
phenomenal. One American 'record
was broken for the books and no less
than five Big Ten records and one
NCAA mark were bettered, unofficial-
Holiday Sets Record
Swimming the opening leg of the
300-yard medley relay, the first event
on the program, sophomore Harry
Holiday erased Adolph Kiefer's Amer-
ican mark of 57.8 seconds in the 100-
yard backstroke as he clipped half
a second off it. And, since the re-
quired three watches were on him,
Harry has a legitimate claim for hisj
name to be entered officially in the
record books, a claim which head
timer Charles C. Fries was filling out
soon thereafter.
The relay team, given a huge lead
by Holiday, went on to widen it and
win in a time of 2:54.3, which betters
both NCAA and Big Ten records, the
latter being two and one-half seconds
slower, Pat Hayes swam a fine breast-
stroke leg and Ace Cory finished the'




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