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Nine Needs
Two Wins o
Clinch Title
"The rains came," and wiia lh3 nw
went Michigan's last home iselmli
game that was supposed to haVe been
a twilight affair last night wUh th-
Detroit Tigers.
Steve O'Neill was going to bring
the Bengals out to Ann Arbor for
what would have been the grand fin-
ale to an otherwise slim, but sur'-ess-
ful season. It was also going to be
Dick Wakefield's first homecoming I
appearance since he left the Wolvr-
ines ' two years ago when Detroit
made him a present of $52,000 ,j us
to sign a contract.
Need Two Wins
Since the Maize and Blue al
players must win both games agains
Ohio State this week-end in order to
finish on top in the Conference,
Coach Ray Fisher is a little con-,
cerned over the fact that his charges
have not been on the diamond since
last Wednesday. If the Varsity cani
take both tilts against the Buckeyes
they will win the championship re-'
gardless of what Wisconsin doe s.
Yesterday and Monday the squad
worked out underneath the stands.
Fisher especially wanted the batter--
ies to work since the nine will be
playing six contests in seven days,
starting tomorrow with a game
against the Fremont Green Sox, a;
semi-pro outfit in Fremont, Ohio.
After playing Ohio Friday and Sat-
urday, the Varsity will return to Ann
Arbor for a one day rest before tak-
ing on Selfridge Field Monday after-
Face Grosse Ile
Tuesday the team will go to )De-
troit to play Grosse Ile at the North-
western High School diamond, and
then the following day Fisher will
take his squad ,to East Lansing to
face the Spartans in the final game
of the year.
Yesterday's contest was the tenth
game that has been called this year,
something of a record considering
the fact that the Wolverine nine
played 48 consecutive contests fromj
June 1940 until May last year with-a
out having one either l)OStPOwd or





Team Downs State,




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Not To Be'

AnT MARCH a small item ap-
neared on The Daily sports page
1 nounwing that Varsity wrestling
Si fers had been awarded to six mem-
bu; of the team. Coach Ray Court-
righs list included Captain-elect
IJ k: Kopel, 128-pounder; Captain
Minley Johnson, 145 pounds; Pete
S1k. 155 pounds; Bob Allen, 165
p ondis; Tom Mueller, 175 pounds;
and Johnny Green, heavyweight. To
tie ordinary reader the story was
eOmpletC. But we are still waiting
t o read that last graph.
Two names were missing from
t hat is;t-Larry Loftus, 121-pound-
er, and Hal Rudel, 135-pounder.
A;parently Loftus and Rudel
? xn't met University specifica-
scis to earn their letters. What
is this ruling on wrestling letters?
We looked up section 12 of the
Roles and Regulations for Awards
and under the heading of wrestling
we found the following paragraph:
"The wrestling awards shall be made

by the above authorized committee
to such members of the Varsity
wrestling team who shall win one
and compete in at least two Confer-
ence dual bouts during the season or
win first or second in the Conference
LOFTUS did not meet the spe-
cific terms of the rule. Hej
wrestled in the Indiana meet fori
the required Conference victory,
but failed to participate in at least'
two dual matches. Ile did wrestle
Bo Jennings in the meet with
Michigan State, but the University
athletic authorities do not accept
this non-Conference match in
figuring out their letter-winners.
And this despite former Coach
Cliff Keen's recent statement that
the Michigan State match had
been considered by him as a letter-
winning match for the last eight
years of his stay here. Loftus
broke his wrist in the Spartan
match and was shelved for the

rest of the season.
How about Rudel? A brief resume
of his wrestling accomplishments
last season would refresh your mind.
He competed in seven matches, win-
ning two and losing five. He met
some of the best grapplers in the
Conference, yet was not pinned once,
losing all matches on decisions.
Here's a recapitulation: Pinned
Leo Zograph in match with De-
troit YMCA; lost decision to Bo
Jennings, Michigan State's Na-
tional champion; dropped a 3-2
decision to Captain Davey Jones,
Ohio State star, and only grappler
to pin a Wolverine last year;
dropped a close bout to Harry
Hopkins, Indiana's Big Ten cham-
pion; lost a decision to Bo Jen-
nings of Michigan State after a
terrific tussle; won his bout in the
Northwestern match on forfeit,
when no opponent appeared
against him; and lost a 7-4 deci-
sion in his final try against Illinois
when seven of our eight matmen
were defeated.

RUDEL had never wrestled until
this year. So it is certainly a
tribute to the lanky 135-pounder to
go through a list of such tough oppo-
nents without being pinned. In most
of the bouts he was urged to "do his
best" against more experienced oppo-
nents and was reminded not to get
pinned! And he did both!
Looking back over his record
we see that Rudel has fulfilled all
requirements for a Varsity letter.
He won one and competed in at
least two Big Ten bouts. Although
he won his match on a forfeit, the
Here's something else to be con-
sidered. When Northwestern's man
forfeited to Rudel, Michigan was
awarded five points for the victory.
All he had to do was weigh in to be
declared winner. These five points,
added to the Michigan team total,
gave the Wolverine grapplers a two-
point margin of victory over the
Wildcats. Michigan acknowledged

Rudel's victory by accepting the five
points and the match victory.
HERE IS no doubts in the
minds of Coach Courtright and
members of the wrestling squad
that Rudel earned a letter. He
came out for the team last fall
weighing 157 pounds and pared off
22 of them to make the 135-pound
limit. And this job was done by
daily workouts on the mat and at
the dining table. Add to this the
fact that Rudel was Michigan's
135-pounder all season and worked
faithfully for five months even
while carrying an extra heavy
scholastic load.
It was a bitter pill for Rudel to
swallow last March when he was not
included among the letter-winners.
The only glory the boys get are those
letters-small repayment for the
work put in. And the pill was just
that much harder to swallow be-
cause everyone knew that Rudel had
earned his letter-legally, morally
and physically.

Team Looks
Good in Win
Over Rivals
Johnson, Lewis Score
Victories; Boucher,
Wellington Also Win
Closing its dual meet season, Mich-
igan's tennis team revenged an earli-
er setback by conquering Michigan
State, 6-3, yesterday on the indoor
courts of the Sports Building.
Confidence gained from being back
on the faster courts may have been
the reason the Wolverines played
some of their best tennis of the sea-
son in defeating their traditional ri-
Michigan's Captain Jinx Johnson
showed that he was in shape for
the Conference meet Thursday, Fri-
day, and Saturdayby repeating an
earlier win over Fred Ziemann, 6-4,
6-2., Johnson played his usual steady
baseline game and forcing his six-
foot opponent into error after error.
Lewis Provides Surprise
Roger Lewis provided the biggest
surprise of the day by trimming the.
Spartan's Captain, Fred Beeman, in
straight sets, 8-6, 7-5. In the first
encounter between these two Beeman
had things all his own way. But
Lewis turned the tables in this re-
Coming to the net behind his
serve, he put most of Beeman's re-
turns away for placements. The
State man was a constant threat,
however, playing good tennis also.
Dozier Loses Match
A service man stationed here, Bill
Dozier, played number three for the
Wolverines but couldn't match the
pace of ambidexterous Bill Maxwell
and was conquered in straight sets.
Roy Bradley seemed to have one of
his infrequent off days, and fell be-
fore the onslaught of Earl May, tak-
ing only two games in two sets.
Coach LeRoy Weir experimented
with his doubles combinations, put-
ting Dozier and Lewis at number one
and Wellington and Boucher at three
while leaving the second duo of John-
son and Bradley intact. The number
one team lost in straight sets but
the other two came from behind to
win in three sets.

Wolverines, Illinois, To Battle
For Outdoor Track Crown

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All Set For Conference


"A dual meet with complications"
is Coach Ken Doherty's method of
describing the annual Big Ten Out-
door track and field championships
at Evanston Friday and Saturday.
A study of performances turned in
by competing Conference schools in-
dicates a terrific battle between
Michigan and Illinois for the crown
now slipping off the Buckeye "head."
There is little to choose between
the Illini and Michigan. And Coach
Doherty has figured that is will take
more than athletic prowess to win.
"I believe that the team which wins,
Saturday will be at one with the
best mental attitude, moral and com-
petitive spirit," he prophesied.
Ohio State with little Dallas Dupre
in the driving seat will battle it out
with a surprisingly powerful Minne-
sota team for third place. The Goph-
ers have Floyd Foslein in the two-
mile, Ralph Pohland in the half, Dick
Kelley in the sprints and Ed Gordein
in the field events to offset Dupre's
The Wolverines have several scores
to settle this week-end. Their biggest
job will be to avenge that 62-60 de-

feat at the hands of the Illini in a
dual meet two weeks ago. And the
boys are all agreed that they will
take care of that little job.
Of course, Michigan's biggest task
will be to regain the outdoor title
that now rests with Ohio State. Last
year, the Buckeyes piled up 66 points
to take an easy victory with Illinois
and Indiana tied for second place at
30 points apiece. Michigan, at its
lowest point in many years, finished
sixth with 16 points.
The Wolverines scored a one-
sided triumph in retaking the Indoor
Conference crown at Chicago last
March from Ohio State and will put
practically the same team on the
field this week-end.
Missing from the indoor cham-
pionship team are big George Ost-
root, shot putter; John Ingersoll,
miler; and Bill Newcomb, sprinter.
In their place Doherty has George
Kraeger and Bob Gardner in the
field events and Don Sternishain the
sprints. Captain Dave Matthews has
been forsaking his favorite 880-yard
run to fill up that mile slot left vac-
ant by Ingersoll's departure.



Johnson (M) beat Zieman (S) 6-4,
6-2. Lewis (M) beat Beeman (S)
8-6, 7-5. Maxwell (S) beat Dozier
(M) 6-2, 6-1. May (S) beat Bradley
(M) 6-1, 6-1. Wellington (M) beat
Elliot (S) 6-4, 6-2. Boucher (M)
beat Ott (S) 7-5, 6-1.
Johnson and Bradley (M) beat
May and Maxwell (S) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Beeman and Zieman (S) beat Lewis
and Dozier (M) 7-5, 6-4. Wellington
and Boucher (M) beat Ott and Elliot
(S) 6-8, 8-6, 6-4.
Illini, Big Ten
Matches Await
Varsity Golfers
If Jupiter Pluvius is more kind for
th ernainder of be week, the Wol-
verine golfers will be working out
more often than ever to prepare for
their tough finish to the 1943 season
this week-end.
The last Big Ten meet of the year
is scheduled for Saturday with Illi-
nois. Tam O'Shanter, pride of Chi-
cago, will be the scene of the contest,
to be followed on Monday and Tues-
day by the Conference championship
matches. These last matches, the
17th and 18th will have the same
Michigan Won Last Year
Last year when the Wolverines en-
tertained the Illini here just before
the Big Ten battle, they performed
as good hosts shouldn't, licking the
Indians 211/2-21/2, then went on to
win the Conference title in the next
two days. Jim McCarthy, now Illi-
nois captain, won individual honors
in the Big Ten contest after playing
as Illinois' number five man in the
matches the day before. Gene Mod-
jeska is back with the team, too, but
the Orange and Blue have lost five
lettermen from last year.
After their victory over Ohio State
Monday, 16-8, members of the team
have been counting on a week on
solid practice before their Illini
match to make even better prepara-
tions. The team will leave Friday
morning for Chicago, get in practice
rounds in Evanston in the afternoon
for that meet. Then Sunday will
afford another practice opportunity
for the team before Big Ten medal
play starts on Monday.
Each Team Enters Five
Each team in the Conference will
bring five men. Each of the men
plays 72 holes in the two days of
competition. The four lowest scores
for each team are the ones counted,
and the team with the lowest total
score is named Big Ten champ. Indi-
vidual honors are decided, too, by
medal play. The lowest 72 hole score
for one man gives him first place
among all the men.
There will be a meeting of the
M-Club at eight o'clock tonight
in the Union.
-Julius Franks, President
Case System
Three-Year Day Course


With the unfavorable weather that
Ann Arbor has been experiencing in
the past few days it is very likely that
all of the intramural events sched-
uled for this week will have to be
postponed-for the duration.
Intramural baseball is the sport
that will be the one to suffer the
most because there are still quite
a few games left on the fraternity
schedule that must be played off
this week if the "all-school cham-
pionship" is to be held before fin-
als begin. As it stands now the
winner of the fraternity leagues
will play the champions of the
residence halls group. Lloyd House
of the West Quad has won the
title of their division and is ex-
pected to be a strong foe in the all-
school title battle if it is played.
Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Nu and
Zeta Beta Tau of the fraternity
league are expected to be the teams
that will be in there at the finish
battling it out, for their league cham-

Intramural track will take over
the spotlight this week if the wea-
ther changes for the better and
the officials at the Intramural
Building expect a turnout that will
be slightly under the one that they
had last year. This meet if held
will be the last of the IM tourna-
ments that will be held at the Uni-
versity until the end of the war.
There will be an Intramural tennis
tournament this week also if enough
players can be persuaded to turn
their entries in at the IM building.
Because of a lack of men to take care
of the courts this meet will be only
held for the residence halls and the
fraternities and only singles matches
will be held.
Golf will have its day also when
the annual meet will be held this
week. It is quite possible due to
adverse weather conditions that
golf might have to be postponed
along with the other IM meets
mentioned. It is requested that all
entries for all sports be in this

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