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Buckeyes Overtake ichigan in Closing Mir

SUNDAY, NOV. 26, 1




Whip Central StaI

Wolverines Win Second Game in Row;
Ted Berce Paces Team with 12 Points

Squad's Showing
Is Disappointing
Michigan's basketball team made
it two wins in as many evenings last
night by trouncing a badly outclassed
Central Michigan quintet, 39-27, in a
dull, listless contest marked by loose
ball-handling and poor shooting.
The Wolverines jumped into an
early lead on quick baskets by Keith
Harder and Ted Berce, starting for-
wards, and were never headed there-
after. Central strove valiantly to
make up the ever-widening Michigan
margin but fell farther behind as the
game progressed and failed to make
a serious threat.
Michigan held a half-time margin
of 17-9, thanks largely to the one-
handed shots of Berce, who account-
ed for six of the 17 points as well as
turning in a fine floor game. Harder

dumped in two baskets and a free
throw during the first period.
Michigan Protects Lead
The second half was almost a rep-
etition of the first as Michigan count-
ed three times before the Chippewas
could set themselves, to increasetheir
lead to 22-9. Central put on a be-
lated drive at this point to pull
within eight points of the Wolverines,
but the threat was quickly erased as
Walt Kell connected for two baskets
and Bill Gregor added another.
With three minutes remaining to
be played, the Chippewas again put
on a spurt to make the score 34-26,
two tallies by Berce and Don Lind-
quist thwarted this dying bid.
Berce Tops Team
Berce lead the Wolverines in scor-
ing with 12 points on five baskets
and a pair of free throws. Kell,
who played a commendable defen-
sive game, finished second in the race
for scoring honors with 10.
Forward Joe Lozier of Jackson
High football fame paced the Chip-

pewa attack with three field goals
and as many charity tosses for nine'
tallies. Ed. Bahlow, guard, followed
with six markers.
Barclay Disappointed
Assistant Basketball Coach Bill
Barclay, who is handling the Michi-
gan squad until Head Coach Ben
Oosterbaan is relieved of his football
duties as end coach, was disappointed
over the showing of his charges in
their first home game. "We played
a good game against Romulus last
night," he commented, "but we didn't
do nearly as well tonight. The ball
handling wasn't very good."
Michigan's next opponent is West-j
ern Michigan, which will move into
Ann Arbor for a single game Satur-
day night. The Wolverines dropped
two decisions to the Broncos last

Two in a Row


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Harder, f...........2
Berce, f ............5
Gregor, f ............1
Theunissen, f .......0
Mullaney, ac.........1I
Geahan, c ..........1
Lindquist, g ........2
K ell, g ..............5
Hamilton, g .........0
TOTALS .........17

1 37
0 1 10
S1 0
5 14 39

e, 39-27
Bowl Situation
Is Clarified as
Favorites Win
Ohio State, Tennessee
Southern Cal May Get
Rose Bowl Invitations
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK, NOV. 25-New Year's
Day bowl fixtures began to fill up
today as Ohio State, Teinessee,
Southern California, Texas , Christ-
ian and Oklahoma Aggies rolled up
important victories on the last full
Saturday of the 1944 football cam-
Ohio State teetered on the brink
of its first defeat before getting up
off the floor to whip Micigan, 18-14,
to the delight of 71,958 fans at Col-
umbus, copping the Big Ten title
and finishing its first perfect season
since 1920 with nine straight victo-
If the Western Conference gives
the go-ahead of a special meeting to-
morrow, the Buckeyes probably will
go on to Pasadena for a Jan. 1 date
with Southern California which as-
sured itself of the Pacific crown by
downing U. C. L. A., 40-13 before
90,019, the seasons largest crowd.
Vols Triumph
Tennessee, understood to be in line
for the West Coast bid if the Ohio
lads do not go, completed an un-
beaten season by trouncing Ken-
tucky, 21-7. The Vols were tied 0-0
by Alabama in mid-season.
After smothering Oklahoma, 28-6,
the Oklahoma Aggies received a cot-
ton Bowl invitation to oppose Texas
Christian, which captured the South-
west Conference championship by
shading Rice, 9-6.
Georgia Tech, assured of an Or-
ange Bowl berth, fell before the re-
juvenated Notre Dame Irishmen,
21-0, and Tulsa, its Miami opponent,
was idle after flattening Arkansas
Upset of the Day
The No.- 1 upset of the day was
Mississippi's 13-8 margin over fav-
ored Mississippi State which played
without the full time services of its
star, Tom McWilliams.
Both Army and Navy were idle
before their "Battle of the decade"
at Baltimore next Saturday.
Badger Mentor
To Go Overseas
MADISON, WIS., NOV. 25-()-
The University of Wisconsin' Board
of Regents today granted a four-
month leave of absence to Harry A.
Stuhldreher, Athletic Director.
Stuhldreher had been asked by the
Special Service Division of the War
Department to accompany a delega-
tion of athletic specialists overseas to
demonstrate and assist in the promo-
tion of sports among servicemen.
While it has not been determined
definitely whether Stuhldreher can
take time off from his duties, he will
make the trip if possible, President
Clarence A. Dykstra said.

Yes, it would be a
good idea to get
CARDS early .
while our selection
is at its best.


Culcigan Scores Two Touchdowns in
Bitter Fray; Bad Breaks Cause Defeat

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Hodge, f ...........
Lozier, f ...........
Alban, f.........
Richardson, c .......
Johnson, c .........
McArthur, g ........
Bahlow, g ..........
Fahs, g ............
Baker, g ...........
Harbaugh, g
TOTALS .........

..2 1
..3 3
..0 0
..1 1
..0 0
..2 0
..2 2
..0 0
0 0
..0 0
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Ponsetto Stars
I Backfield Play
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attack fell apart. Michigan was
forced to punt with Ohio taking
possession on its own 44.
Two running plays failed, but Dick
Flanagan broke loose on third down
and caromed down to Michigan's 35.
Derricotte was injured on the tackle
and had to retire for the remainder
of the game. The Bucks then let
loose with their fireworks, and Cline
.finally went over from the one yard
stripe. It took Ohio three plays to
cover that last precious yard. Jack
Dugger's try for the extra point was
blocked by Michigan's center, Harold
Punting Duel
The game then turned into a punt-
ing duel with both teams unable to
register any appreciable gains. With
about four minutes to go in the first
half, Ralph Chubb intercepted Hor-
Southern Cal
Whips UCLA
Trojans Receive Rose
Bowl Bid as Reward
biggest football crowd of the year,
90,019, saw Southern California
smother UCLA, 40-13, today and be-
come the Western nominee for the
Rose Bowl against either Ohio State
or Tennessee.
The undefeated Trojans closed
their season with a brilliant per-
formance. They scored in every per-
iod against the team that tied them
last September. They had the best
of it in the line and their backs, Jim
Hardy, Duane Whitehead, Bobby
Morris, Don Garlin, George Calla-
nan and Don Burnside, gained re-
peatedly on delayed bucks. This one
play was unstoppable. The Bruins
never solved it.
Southern California, one of the
nation's top passing teams, took to
the air occasionally, but never of
necessity. Coach Jeff Cravath's line
seemed always able to clear a path
for the ball carrier and the backs
darted inside the guards and off the
tackles for one long gain after an-
After piling up three touchdowns
in the first half, the Trojans really
went to work in the third period.
They took advantage of Bruin mis-
cues and every break of the game
went in their favor except a penalty
for pass interference, called on them
three minutes before the final gun.
.drake Runners
Capture Cross
Country Title
-(AP)-Led by Fred Feiler, Drake Uni-
versity's cross-country team made
a 1-2-3 finish of the Sixth annual
N. C. A. A. championship here today,
winning the team title with a 25-
point total, lowest in the history of
the meet.
Lowest previous winning total was
the 51 scored in 1938, first year of
the meet, by Indiana University,
which did not compete today. 1
Feiler, despite chilly weather and
a slight wind, toured the four-mile
Michigan State College course in 21
minutes, 4.7 seconds, and was follow-
ed across the finish line by Ashley
Hawk and Howard Johnston, Drake
Feiler's time was well above the
course record of 20:18 set in 1942,
last year the'cross-country run was

held, by Oliver H. Hunter III of
Notre Dame.
Drake's other runners finished in
tenth and fourteenth positions, the
low team total being accounted for
by the elimination from team point
compilations of runners competing
Notre Dame placed second in the
team race ith 64 points, followed by
Ohio State, 72 points; Oberlin, 88;
Michigan State, 109; and Wayne
University, 167.

vath's aerial and ran back to Ohio's
25 yard line.
Ona reverse, Chubb made it a
first down on the Buckeye 12. Chubb
picked up nine more yards on the
next play, but Ohio's line stiffened
and Michigan lost three yards in two
plays. However, Chubb came to the
rescue again with a five yard jaunt
through center. Bill Culligan went
over on the next play and Joe Pon-
setto's try for the extra point was
The half ended with Michigan
kicking -off to Brugge and the Wol-
verines had won their desperate race
with tlme clock.
Ohio Regains Lead
Ohio jumped back into the lead
early in the third frame, when Apple-
by recovered Chubb's fumble on
Michigan's 23 yard line. The Wol-
verine forward wall made a deter-
mined goal-line stand, but Horvath
finally broke through from the one
yard line.
The ball changed hands quickly in
the next series of plays and after
Johnny Lintol recovered an Ohio
fumble on Michigan's 25, Matt
Brown, Buckeye fullback, stole theI
pigskin from Ponsetto and Ohio had-
a first down on the Michigan 20.

Ohio made only three yards in four
tries and Michigan took over on its
own 17 yard line. At this juncture,
the Wolverines made the longest sus-
tained drive of the game, as they
covered 83 yards in 19 plays, with
Culligan scoring his second touch-
down from the one inch line.
The crucial play of this march
occurred when with third down and
eight to go on Ohio's 44, Culligan
faked a run and then threw a pass
to Ponsetto who grabbed the pigskin
with his outstretched arms, giving
the Wolverines a first down on the
Ohio 17. Culligan, in five running
plays, covered the remaining 17
Kickoff Backfired
With eight minutes still left in the
game and Michigan ahead, 14-12, a
poor kickoff backfired on the Wol-
verines and Ohio took possession of
the ball on its 49 yard line. Brugge,
Horvath and Flanagan all took turns
at denting the Michigan forward
wall and in 14 plays this trio had
accounted for 51 of the 54 yards in
this climactic touchdown assault.
A Michigan pass was intercepted
by Flanagan with two minutes to go
and the Wolverines' last bid for vic-
tory had slipped from their grasp.


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Gwethalyn Graham $2 50
IMMORTAL WIFE-Irving Stone $3 00
THE RAZOR'S EDGE-W. Somerset Maugham, $2.75
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Catherine Drinker Bowen $3.00
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Van Wyck Brooks $3.75
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Franz Werfel . . .. ..... $3.00
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Mike Turnesa
Retains Lead in
Portland Open
PORTLAND, ORE., NOV. 25--(')-
Slipping momentarily from the con-
sistent pace he set for 36 holes, Mike
Turnesa of White Plains, N. Y., card
ed a 75 today but retained his lead,
at least temporarily, through the
third round of the 72 hole Portland
Open Golf Tournament. He had a
total of 217 for the three rounds.
Miserable conditions faced the con-
testants-almost steady rain, muddy
spots on the fairways, and many
greens with standing ~water. The
weather failed to douse the scoring
ability of some of the performers,
Sub-par golf was produced by some
of the boys, notably dark horse, Jim-
my Johnson of Dearborn, Mich.

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