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Ohio State

To Swim Here; Quintet Plays Hoosiers


Tankien Meet
Buckeyes Here
This ,Saturday
The Wolverine swimmers will be
the favorites this Saturday afternoon
when they play host to Mike Peppe's
Ohio State natators in the third Con-
ference meet of the season for the
The Buckeyes, who are defending
Big Ten champions, have lost every
member of last year's squad except
Captain Keo Nakama. The Scarlet
and Gray swimmers also won the
National Collegiates and the National
AAU indoor and outdoor titles. So
far this year the Bucks have looked
very impressive in losing to Oberlin,
51-33, and to Northwestern, 60-24.
It is quite probable that the Buck-
eyes will only be able to pick up four
first places, in addition to garnering
a third in~ every event, against Matt
Mann's charges. Nakama should not
have too much difficulty in taking
the 220 and the 440. but if he expects
to repeat his performance of gaining
three firsts against Oberlin and the
Wildcats in the meet with the Maize
and Blue mermen, he will really-have
to turn on the pressure.
Probably Peppe will swim his Ha-
waiian ace in either the 50 or the 100,
but in either case he will have diffi-
culty. Against Oberin Nakama swam
the 50 in :24.5, which is seven-tenths
of a second under Wolverine Charlie
Fries' time in the state AAU meet
four weeks ago. In the same meet
he took the century in 55 seconds
flat, far over bothFries' and Mert
Churchs' best times this year.
The possibility of winning the
fourth first place for the Bucks rests
on the shoulders of diver Bob Stone.
Peppe has been noted for producing
the country's best divers, and it looks
as ifl he might have another fine
springboard artist in Stone. Al Pat-
nik, Earl Clark, Frank Dempsey, and
Charlie Batterman are just a few of
the outstanding diyers that the Ohio
coach has produced in the past.
Adams Concedes NHL
Title to Canadiens
DETROIT, Feb. 1.-(WP)--Manager
Jack Adams of the Detroit Red Wings
conceded today that the Montreal
Canadiens have clinched the Nation-
al Hockey League title Detroit won
last winter, but said the Stanley Cup
playoffs are something else again.
"The Canadiens are too far in front
to be overtaken for the league titl9,"
said Adams, eying Montreal's 1'-
point lead with 18 games remaining.
"The playoffs are much different
though," he added. "Anything can
happen in a short series. Prom here
on in, it's going to be a hot race."
The Wings, also defending cup
champions, won eight out of 11 games
in January to soar to a tie for sec-
ond place behind the Canadiens.
Pittler Suspended for
Ringside Demonstration
DETROIT, Feb. 1-(A)-Harry Pit-
tler of Pittsburgh, manager of mid-
dleweight Ossie Harris, was fined $200
and suspended today by the Michi-
gan Athletic Board for participating
in a ringside demonstration follow-
ing Harris' defeat last Friday in a
ten-round fight with Jake La Motta
of New York.
The Board also considered the case
of Mike Delia, Los Angeles light-
weight, who failed to appear for a
fight with Billy Miller of Pittsburgh,
but withheld its decision to permit
Delia to appear later this week.

Greene, Varsity Footballer, Is
Mainstay of Wrestling Team

At the start of the present wrest-
ling season, Coach Ray Courtrightj
was building his team around two
lettermen of last year, one of which
was. Johnny Greene, heavyweight
grappler from Pittsburgh.
Greene is big of stature and nicely
proportioned, as well as being agile
for a man of his size. Because of his
big build, Johnny has been nick-
named Superman, Tarzan and the
like. He is a graduate of George
Westinghouse High School in Pitts-
burgh, Pa. While in high school,
Greene did no wrestling as the sport
had not yet been introduced to the
Greene Is Active in Many Sports
However, he was active in many
other sports; namely, swimming and
tennis. Johnny won three letters in
tennis and three letters in swimming,
breaking the city breaststroke relay
record, and finishing second in the
National YMCA freestyle. He also
won letters in football, track and
After graduating from high school,
Greene attended Kiski, a prep school,
for two years. This is where his
wrestling career began. He wrestled
both of the years that he spent at
Kiski, winning two letters in this
3port, as well as winning two letters
in football.
Johnny Wins Fame in Wrestling
From Kiski, Johnny entered Mich-
igan, where in his first year of wrest-
ling, he won the outstanding fresh-
man award. He earned a letter in
his sophomore year, and was one of
the varsity mainstays on last year's
wrestling team, which finished sec-
and in the Conference.
Greene has combined his wrestling
with football and has been active on
he gridiron the past two years. He
was one of the outstanding linemen
n last season's Big Ten champion-
3hip squad, winning his varsity letter
rnd his "M" ring.
Johnny spent two years in the
University's engineering school, then
transferred to the Physical Educa-
tion School, which he intends to
-make his major. Greene is also ac-

Live in extra-curricular activities,
and is now president of the "M"'
Club, Druids, and his fraternity, Phi
Delta Theta. He has maintained a
fine average while in school here.
Selected Captain of Mat Squad
He has worked in P.E.M. for a year
and a half, training military men in
combat tactics and wants to secure a
coaching job when he graduates this
June. Johnny has won both of his

Captain of Matmen

Dully Sports Editor
WJ'HAT DOES A MAN, who has spent nearly half of his lifetime actively
T' engaged in sports, thing about after lying in bed for five or six months?
I found one answer the other night after spending more than an hour in
Room 7111 of University Hospital-the "home" of Tom Kuzma since Aug. 7
and Julie Franks since Sept. 5 of last year.
I had a long session with Kuzma, while Ray Dixon, a Daily junior
night editor, interviewed Julie about the beautifirl silver and gold trophy
he received from the Composite Free and Accepted MT asons of Ham-
tramck-a tribute to his sportsmanship and athletic ability. Franks
was named All-American guard in 1942.
Tom has had plenty of time to think during the past six months,
and frequent visitors have given him an opportunity to discuss these ideas
he has formed in his mind. "I naturally read every issue of The Daily,"
Tom said. Michigan, I would assume, means even more to him than it
ever did and it gives him a chance to keep an active interest in what is
going on around campus.
From our conversation it became apparent to me that every cam-
paign, every issue, every squabble that aopears in a Daily story,
editorial or letter to the editor is carefully taken apart and analyzed.
The recent airing of the food situation at Stockwell, the alleged lack of
interest shown by women in war work, the poor showing of freshman
women on the campus clean-up project, etc., have been food for thought,
almost as much as Michigan sports.
NATURALLY, the subject of Michigan basketball came up and Tom
commented on the team's poor showing. Not having seen any of the
games Kuzma was more interested in the team's speedier style of offense.
"We used a fast break at Gary High School and had a lot of success with
it," he said. Tom played on the Gary cage teams, but never tried on a
Wolverine basketball uniform.
The conversation turned to football and Kuzma revealed that he
had almost accepted a scholarship at the University of Alabama and
later at Tulane University. "I had thought a great deal about their
generous offers," he said, "but the thought of going to college with a
bunch of football tramps didn't appeal to me."
The offer, as Kuzma pictured it, was enough to lure any unsuspecting
high school athlete. Both Alabama and Tulane boast compuses more beau-
tiful than any in the Big Ten. The buildings are new, large, and beautiful.
And, on top of this, the Alabama authorities offered Tom tuition, board,
books, and $15 per month. Tulane offered him all of this, while the expense
account was to be taken care of by a New Orleans business man. "Some
fellows even got gifts of clothes, personal items, etc.," Tom pointed out.
Kuzma was enough interested to take a trip to Tuscaloosa, Ala.,
and New Orleans, La., in his senior year at Gary, Ind., High. The cam-
pus and offer appealed to him. "However, I couldn't stand the company
of the so-called football burns who came to school simply to play the
sport," he said. The same was true of Tulane.
TOM HAD plenty to say about the way football was run at these two
schools. "Fall practice started a month before the season opened and
the last game was played in December. There was a vacation of two months
before spring practice which carried right into summer. And the Alabama
and Louisiana sun is pretty hot all this time. I couldn't see a career of
football and nothing else for four years," Tom said. And we were deep
in a discussion of the evils of the southern colleges when it was time to

Wolverine Cagers Face
Indiana This Weekend

With the major part of a dismal
season behind them, Michigan bas-
keteers will try to salvage some glory
during the last lap of the campaign
which begins this week-end with a
two-game home series against Coach
Harry Good's "Hurryin' Hoosiers" of
Although the Indiana quintet has
lived up to its nickname by employ-
ing its traditional "racehorse" fast-
/olverine Guard

dropped both ends of two-game
series with Ohio State and Iowa. The
Buckeyes shellacked them to the
tune of 72-46 and 74-38 and the
Hawkeyes followed up with a pair of
victories by scores of 43-42 and 52-
Such a poor record is unusual for
Indiana, a school which is perenially
in the thick of the fight for cham-
pionship honors. The Hoosiers start-
ed at a disadvantage, having no Navy
or Marine trainees to bolster a mea-
ger civilian male population, and to
top things off lost their coach,
Branch McCracken, to the Navy be-
fore the season started.
McCracken Gone
McCracken rates with Phog Allen
of Kansas, Ward Lambert of Purdue,
and Clair Bee of Long Island as one
of the top mentors in the nation.
Good, who is attempting to fill his
huge shoes, brings a fine record to
Indiana from Indiana Central, where
he turned out several "wonder fives"
which consistently knocked off some
of the country's big name schools.
Good has had little to work with
in his first season in the big time.
His squad is composed entirely of
freshmen and 4-F's and has con-
stantly been riddled by the draft.
Of his original squad of 21 perform-
ers only eight remained when Big
Ten play started, and among the
missing was his entire starting line-
Lineup Juggled
Working under such difficulties,
Good has been forced to juggle his
starting five repeatedly. Barring
further losses, he will probably put a
team on the floor Friday pomposed of
Paul Shields and Claude Retherford
at forwards, Don Peed at center, and
Bob Brandenburg and Sam Young at
the guard positions. This was the
quintet which took the floor against
Iowa last week-end and turned in
the best performance of any Indiana
team so far this season.
This outfit averages about six feet
in height and is composed of former
high school stars, but is lacking in
experience. All the men are fresh-
men, and only one or two have been
with the squad since the beginning
of the campaign. They have been
improving rapidly, especially in the
Iowa series, and will undoubtedly
give the Wolverines a battle. How-
ever, in comparative scores, Michigan
rates a definite edge and seems a
good bet to gain its second and third
Conference victohies.

wrestling matches so far this season
and is one of the top men on Michi-
gan's "title bound" squad. Accord-
ing to Coach Claude Reeck of Purdue,
he is a strong contender for the Con-
ference heavyweight championship
this year. In addition to his other
laurels, Johnny has been selected to
captain the Wolverine matmen.

. . . one of the best ball-handlers
in the Big Ten, played outstanding
basketball against Ohio State last
breaking style of play, it hasn't been
going any place. The Hoosiers have
played and lost five games to date
and did very little better in pre-
season play.
Hoosiers Drop Five Straight
Opening the Conference season
with a 62-43 loss to their traditional
rivals, Purdue, Good's charges have

Four Varsity
Squads in Action
This coming week-end will be an-
other big one for Michigan sports as
four athletic teams go into action
Friday and Saturday in home con-
Highlight of the program is a two-
game basketball series in which the
cagers will seek to break into the
win column against Indiana. Both
Friday's and Saturday's contests are
scheduled for 8 p.m. in Yost Field
Saturday afternoon finds the Maize
and Blue wrestlers in action against
Purdue in the Field House, while the
swimming team entertains Ohio State
in the Sports Building pool. Both
meets start at 3 p.m.
That same evening Michigan's
hockey team takes the ice against the
Paris, Ont., club at 8 p.m. in the Coli-
seum. The pucksters will be after
their third victory and an even break
in games won and lost, having won
two and lost three to date.
With such a variety of athletic
events taking place, Wolverine sports
fans need only to decide which are!
their favorite sports and attend as
many of the events as possible. All
the matches promise to be closely
contested and interesting to watch.

Durocher Visits
Florida Camps
Expects To Head for
Overseas Camps Soon
TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 1.-(P)-Man-
ager Leo (Lippy) Durocher of the
Brooklyn Dodgers, has been delayed
on his trip overseas to entertain serv-
icemen but expects to be on his way
anytime now.
Durocher, here to entertain con-
valescent soldiers at Drew and Mac-
Dill Field Hospitals, said today he
expected to head overseas as soon as
he returns to Miami from a tour of
Florida Army camps.
He took cognizance of the fact that
President Branch Rickey of the Dodg-
ers hadn't been kept up to the minute
on his whereabouts, a touchy sub-
ject in the Brooklyn front office.
"Boss Rikey thought I had already,
gone over," said Leo.
Durocher expressed optimism over
the coming season although he said
there was no telling what calibre of
material the majors would have.
"There may be a bunch of 15-year-
old kids in camp when I get to Bear
Mountain," he explained, "but if
that's what we have I'll make the
best of it, but P'm sure we'll have
Durocher doesn't take issue with
Commissioner Kenesaw M. Landis
and ODT officials for not allowing
spring training in the south this
year, but since making the tour of
Army camps he said he was convinced
southern training would have given
the morale of the servicemen a boost.
Outfielder Rejected
P1LADELPIIA, Feb. 1 - )
Outfielder Elvin C. "Buster" Adams
of the Philadelphia National League
baseball team has been rejected for
military service, General Manager
Herb Pennock said tonight with a
sigh of relief.-
Adams, 27, married and a father,
was rejected because of a stomach
ailment, Pennock said.

Beau Jack Off to Army;
Bouts Set in Early March
New York, Feb. 1.-(P-The two
lightweight championship bouts to
determine a single occupant for the
division's throne were moved up to-
day when it became known that Beau1
Jack, recognized as the titleholder in
New York and Pennsylvania, likely
would be in the Army in two months.
The New York State Athletic Com-.
mission and Mike Jacobs, 20th Cen-
tury Sporting Club promoter, movedt
Jack's bout with challenger Bob
Montgomery of Philadelphia to Marcha
3 from March 31.-
Skating Meet Postponed
DETROIT, Feb. 1.-(IP)-The Mich-1
igan speed skating championship, re-
scheduled for tomorrow at Belle Isle
after a week-end of soft ice, today
was postponed again, this time until
Friday or SaturdIay. Officials said
there was too much snow.
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THE University clocks may be off
but mine's a darn good wristwatch
and I'd like it returned. Lost it
Saturday night enroute from
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Backlawks Whip
Bruins in Shltout
BOSTON, Feb. 1.-(/P)-The Chi-
cago Blackhawks gained a firmer
grasp of the National Hockey
League's fourth place, thereby im-
proving their playoff chances, by
subjecting the Boston Bruins to their
first shutout of the season, 2-0, to-
night before a slim crowd of 8,500 at
the Boston Garden.
I4 was the fourth successive win
for the Blackhawks and the seventh
setback in a row for the injury-
riddled Bruins.
After rookie Maurice Courteau
kicked out 14 Chicago shots during
the first 17 minutes of the opening
period, Bill Mosienko managed to
break him by caging his own re-
George Allen countered the second
Chicago 'goal at 13:01 in the finale.
The Bruins tried a five-man rush
and when it was broken up by Earl
Seibert, that big defenseman put a
long pass on Allen's stick and he was
unchallenged as he went in to beat
Courteau from 10 feet out.

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