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SUNDAY, DEC. 19, 1943

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Broncos topple
Daly Sports Edtor

Michigan from

Jim Galles Returns

Undefeated Ranks,
Western Quintet Checks Eas
Wolverines' Winning Streak ?la

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We're Sick of Bertelli Too ...
SATURDAY MORNING'S DAILY carried a letter to the editor in which
Taking It Easy was criticized by "A.W." for "continally bringing up an
issue three or four times, for his presentation, and for his attempt to delve
into a field in which he is not qualified."
In the first place, we DID NOT bring up the issue three or four times.
This column carried three stories about Angelo Bertelli, but only ONE
was ours. The other two were LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, like the
one A.W. wrote, which we were DUTY BOUND to reprint. Since both
letters were-definitely derogatory, we would have been accused of cow-
ardice, if they had been ignored. or completely suppressed.
And what does A.W. mean with the words "for his presentation, and for
his attempt to delve into a field in which he is not qualified T
THERE is no further attempt to explain this statement. Besides, we
would like to know, who can set himself up as a judge to decide-
whether or not a man is qualified to delve into any field. According to
that above statement made by A.W., he is better qualified than we are
because he could not justifiably make such a positive statement, if he
A.W. not only criticizes us for "too much Bertelli," but also sets himself
up as a critic on what is or is not a good short story. He refers to the '"sad
excuse for a short story" which we printed about two weeks ago. He adds
that the "sports page is no place for fiction," and bluntly tells us that we
are definitely not a Christopher.Morley.
APPARENTLY, A. W. is also a literary critic. Just by way of comparison-
the story was appraised by one of the top men of the University English
department who really is a critic, antd this professor thought differently.
"The biggest criticism I have," he said, "is that I gessed the ending
from the emphasis placed on certain phrases in the story.On the whole,
the story was well written; it had a, certain pace to it that carried the
reader along; and the language escaped triteness except in one or two
A. W. shows his unfamiliarity with literature by using Christopher Mor-
ley's name in connection with a short story on sports. Grantland Rice,
Damon Runyan, Paul Gallico or John Lardner would have been much more
appropriate. Morley is known chiefly as an essay writer and a novelist. He
has written a few short stories, but John Steinbeck has written some poetry,
yet we know him strictly as a novelist.
THERE is one more point we would like to comment on. A.W. says
that "a sports page is no place for fiction." Why not? The only
reason is that custom says so. We are not used to seeing fiction in a
sports column, so, naturally, there will be violent reactions when it does
appear. A New York sports editor once ran an insignificant sports
ballad in his column. Today, Phineas Thayer's "Casey at the Bat" is
an immortal piece of Americai literature.
INDIRECT COMPLIMENT: The story in yesterday's Daily on the
Army-Navy basketball game; which the soldiers won in a heated battle,
called the winners the "Army All-Star .squad." In reality, this All-Star
squad was the number one team of Company E which had recently won the
Army cage tournament. To be called an Army All-Star team is a compli-
ment, even though it is rather an indirect method of handing the boys a

Former Star
Bolsters Mat
Suad's Hopes
At the beginning of the present
wrestling season, Coach Ray Court-
right was building his team around
two lettermen of last year, Johnny
Greene and Bob Allen: However it
was learned that Jim Galles, a Mich-
igan man, and. 175 pound. Conference
king of a few years back, was on the
campus, and this meant one more
man to use as a nucleus for this
year's team
Jim graduated from the Univer-
sity with his B.S. degree in 1942 and
therefore all Michigan fans had
thought that they had heard the last
of this great grappler, as far as inter-
collegiate wrestling was concerned.
But the present war arose, and with
it all of the peculiarities of any inter-
collegiate sport. This meant that
Jim, who had gone into medical
school as a Navy man shortly after
graduation, would again be permitted
to compete in wrestling.
Corky Elated
Corky was very elated over the fact
that he could have another veteran
to bolster his squad, and when Galles
secured permission from his com-
manding officer and went out for the
team, things started to brighten up.
Jim is very nicely built for the 175
pound bracket, and with the mat- ,ex
perience that he has acquired in past
years should give a good account of
himself: Galles was a graduate of
Hammond High School in Indiana.
He wrestled three years while in high
school- and won three letters in that
sport. His last two years in prep
school, Jim won the state champion-
ships in the 145 and 155 pound divi-
sions respectively. He also played a
guard on the football team and won
three letters in this sport, too.
Won Honor as a Freshman
After graduating from high school,
Galles came right on to Michigan,
where he went on to the greatness
that was expected of him from past
records. While a frosh, he won a
first in the state AAU in the 4165
pound division.
His next year at Michigan, Jim
won a berth on the varsity squad and
placed second in the Conference at
165 pounds. This year the teamalso
came in a close second to Indiana in
the Conference; they lost by one
point. His greatest year as a wrestler
at Michigan was his junior year,
when Jim placed first in the Confer-
Flu Epidemic
Hits Matmen
In the second intra-squad wrest-
ling matches held yesterday the
Blues walked away with a close 14-11
There were only six matches held
altogether, but the final outcome of
the team score was not settled until
the last match, breaking an 11-11
tie between the teams and seeing the
Blues forge ahead to a well earned
Coach Ray Courtright blamed the
flu bug for the lack of men that re-
ported for the meet. He stated that
almost the whole team had developed
the flu at one time or another this
past week, and that it had left the
grapplers fairly weak.
The matches yesterday were leng-
thened to a total of 712 minutes;
that would be three two and a half
minute periods, with a decision
counting three points and a fall
counting five points.

tern League
y-Off Today
YORK, Dec. 19.-(')-The
ork Giants and Washington
s collide today for the Na-
Professional Football League's

Jim Galles, who starred for
the Michigan mat squad in 1942,
is back on the varsity team again.
Graduating from the University
with a B.S. degree, Galles is now
a Navy medical student here on
ence and third'in the Nationals at 175
The Michigan wrestlers showed
their confidence and respect for Jim,
when they selected him to captain
them through his last year in school.I
Galles came in second in the Confer-
ence as did the team, to supposedly
end a brilliant wrestling career.
Galles Helps Squad
Jim has been in the medical school
since he graduated in 1942. He would
like to go into surgery after the war,
but as long as he remains in the ser-
vice he does not know where he willj
be sent when he graduates from medI
school in 1945. His contributions to
this year's wrestling team will not
only be seen in his individual record
at the end of the season, but also the
final tabulation of the whole squad;
as Jim has been passing on much of
his knowledge of the game to the
other members of the team.
There are rumors the Michigan's
mat squad is loaded down with plenty
of potential power and should have
one of the best teams in the history of
the. school this year. Galles' presence
Intha fo in acr their n tni_

A powerful Western Michigan
quintet ended the Wolverines' three
game winning streak by pounding
out a well earned 48-38 triumph be-
fore a nice crowd of 2,500 fans.
The game started out at a fast
tempo with the Wolverines holding
a 7-6 advantage at the end of five
minutes of play. Marvin Bylsma hit
for the Broncos and from this point
on the Broncos held the upper hand.
Bylsma a few seconds later, scored
again this time on a beautiful one-
handed hookrshot and the score read
10-7 in favor of Buck Reed's boys.
Miss Many Foul Shots
The two squads kept playing at a
furious rate and the half ended with
the Broncos holding a 20-17 advan-
tage. Had Michigan been more pro-
ficient at the free .throw line, they
might easily have kept on even terms
with the Western cagers. The Wol-
verines missed nine out of twelve at-
tempts while the Broncos only missed
one shot in seven tries.
Any hopes that Michigan had of
winning this ball game quickly faded
in the opening minutes of the second
half. The opposition scored three
field goals in the first minute of play
and maintained this margin for the
remainder of the game.
Mason Stars
Russell Mason, Western Michigan's
star guard, was the individual who
provided the punch for the Bronco
rally. He collected three field goals
and one free throw in this startling
uprising and he was constantly
breaking up any scoring plays which
the Wolverines attempted.
Coach Buck Reed then substituted
Bill Morton for'Mason and the fans
breathed a sigh of relief, for now
they thought that Michigan's main
nemesis had been removed. However,
Morton proved that he also was
something to reckon with for now
Michigan had pulled up to within
five points of the rampaging Wester-
ners, and the crowd was hoping for
a Frank Merriwell finish. Morton
quickly dispelled any fancy notions
of a Wolverine victory as he came
through with two successive field



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F F eastern championship--and the Gi-
.0 1
4 1 a ants. who only faintly resembled a
0 1 1 football team back in October, are
4 1 9 definitely the guys to beat.
- 1 1 As a matter of fact, all stout Steve
. 1 0 2 O .Dens comeback kids have to do is
1 0 0 repeat their performances of the past
. 1 0 two Sundays to turn the trick and go
:)n to next week's brawl with the
0 4 bone-crushing Chicago Bears for the
league crown.
___ And the betting boys think so well
18 12 48 of the Giants' chances against the
injury-riddled Redskins that they've
installed the local bruisers favorites
G F TT at 5 to 7 to turn the trick they start-
(6 1 13 ed two weeks ago when they came off
0 0 0 the floor to whip the 'Skins the first
2 2 6 time. Last Sunday, stout Steve's
1 0 2 steppers did it even fancier, rolling
. 2 1 5 up a 31-7 parade, to throw the east-
. 1 0 2 ern title tussle into a dead heat
0 0 0 necessitating tomorrow's playoffs.
0 0 0 Despite the fact the pro gridders
0 1 1 have drawn out their campaigning
. 0 1 1 for close to five months, the fancy
. 3 2 8 job the Giants have done sets them
up as a definite threat down the
.15 8 38 stretch this year.

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P.G.A. Golf Tournament
May Be Revived in 1943
CHICAGO, Dec. 18.-(YP)-Revival
of the national P.G.A. Golf Tourna-
naent in the fall of 1944 is being given
serious consideration, Ed Dudley of
Colorado Springs, Colo., President of
the Professional Golfers Association
of America, said today.
"We have two or three bids from
cities to hold the PGA there next
fall," Dudley said. "We are thinking
seriously of reviving the tournament.

on h U1eeami ncreases e er pOaiiIu goals and a free throw, putting Wes-
alities for success, and he will defin- tern out in front 40-30.
itely be one of the main guns fired
by Coach Courtright at all opponents Broncos Well Balanced
encountered this season. This knocked the spirit out of the
Wolverine attack resulting in a gen-
Syd Reynolds, who wrestled his eral feeling that this Western squad
match Friday, put the Yellows in wastocope with.balancedBroncoMichigan
the lead as he won an 8-3 decision tained this ten point advantage to
from Bill Wenzlau; Ned Atkins then the end and four minutes later the
gave the Yellows a commanding lead game ended with Western Michigan
yesterday as he won a clear cut deci- on top 48-38.
ysteray as k heuw n -lear cut d Dave Strack for the third consecu-
sion from Dick Kuwhen, 8-0; Ken tive time waas Michigan's high point
Reese and George Darrow then bat- man. Strack registered six baskets
tled to a brilliant 4-4 draw, which and one free throw. for a total of
gave each of the two teams 21/2 thirteen points and his excellent all-
points. around performance stamped him as
Curtis Wins Decision Michigan's outstanding star.


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In the next contest, Lowell Oberly
won the first decision for the Blues
when he defeated Alan Holcombe of
the Yellows, 7-4; George Curtis kept
the Blues' streak going with a hard
fought 9-3 decision from George Mc-
Intyre, which was perhaps the best
match of the day.
Alan Holcombe, doing Herculean
tasks for the Yellows, wrestled a sec-
ond time, this one being with Bill
Caldwell of the Blues. The outcome
of this match was a 5-5 draw. The
final match of the day saw Mort
Klein of the Blues wind up the match
and the final tabulation of the team
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