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Won National Championship Two Years Ago
By BILL MULLENDORE
Michigan's basketball team, vic-
tor in six straight contests, will have
to be on its toes in more ways than
one Saturday night when a towering
Wyoming five, averaging 6 ft. 4 in. in
height, invades Yost Field House for
'Flo of Year'
NEW YORK, Dec. 19--(R)-Wash-
ington's pennant-picked Senators,
who finished a badly beaten last in
the American League, today suffered
- the ,added indignity of being named
"filop of the year" in the annual
Associated Press year end poll.
Spring flag hopes, born of expected
pitching strength, faded and died in
mid-summer when Ossie Bluege's
hurlers - folded, the infield sprang
leaks at two positions and injuries
felled George Case.
Of the 78 sports editors participat-
ing in the AP poll, 26 cast first place,
ballots for the Senators who piled"
up 94 points to outdistance all oppo-;
sition in the disappointment league.
Notre Dame's football club was
voted into second place with 39
points, on the basis of the 59-0 score
Army ran up against the Irish, al-
though Ed McKeever's South Bend-
ers put on a strong- finish against
Army's gridmen, had been named
the team-of-the-year by a wide mar-
gin over the St. Louis Cardinals who,
stjatigely enough, were "busts" of'
1943 after bowing to the Yankees in
the Woild Series.
its first appearance in any sportt
against a Western Conference team.
Wolverine mentor Bennie Ooster-
baan will be busy the rest of the week
attempting to set up a defense to
halt the giant Cowboys, all of whom
measure considerably more than 6 ft.
Center George Nostrand takes the
altitude honors at 6 ft. 9 in.
Coach Ev Shelton's outfit has not
fared too well thus far this season,
lsing three games in as many
outings, two to the Caspar Air Base
Bombers and one to DePauw. All
three defeats were by decisive mar-,
In spite of the slow start, Wyom-
ing is considered a dangerous oppo-
nefit, both because of the tremendous
height advantage it will enjoy over
the Wolverines and because of its
past reputation in the national bas-
The Cowboys were hit by the man-
pow6' shortage last year and tem-
poraily dropped the cage sport, but
in the preceding year they ranked as
the top quintet in the nation. Wyo-
nring> defeated St. John's in Madison
Square Garden in 1942-43 for the
National Collegiate championship.
Wyoming has none of the same
squad whih annexed the title back
fo the present campaign and has
cE.equently had a little difficulty
getting started. Coach Shelton,.
however, feels that some of the
kinks will be ironed out by the,
time his team undertakes its east-
crux invasion Saturday.
To mneet the threat Oosterbaan will
have to find some method of counter-
acting the height advantage for he
has no possible combination to match
the opposition in that respect. By
juggling his lineup he could cut the
difference to four inches.
During First Period
t By MURRAY GRANT
Thy intra-squad wrestling tourna-
ment to tentatively decide the men
who will start the wrestling season
for Michigan ran more or less true
to form yesterday as twelve matches
Art Sachsel, promising young stal-I
wart in the 121-pound division won1
his match handily as he pinned Jim
Kirk in two minutes and 47 seconds
of the first period. Sachsel's pin was
the only first period pin of the day.
The 128-pound division found
things going according to schedule as
Bob Johnston, despite a minor shoul-
der strain, pinned Forrest Dayton in
two minutes of the third period. Dick
Freeman of last year's squad, who
transferred from the 135-pounders,
won his match with Jim McGraw eas-
ily as he pinned his opponent in two
minutes and seven seconds of the
second period. Johnston and Free-
man meet today to decide the winner
of this division.
Gittins Has Trouble
The 136-pound division, which
promises to bring forth one of the
most hotly contested scraps, saw two
matches take place. Bob Gittins, who
is the only returning letterman, had
the most trouble as he eked out a
9-7 decision over Don Draper, a
tough and fast *restler. Gittins shot
into an early lead as he scored a take
down over his opponent, and as the
period came to a close both men had
scored take downs and escapes and
the score stood 3-3.
In the second period, with Gittins
assuming the referee's position;
Draper scored a take down only to
have this advantage nullified by a
fine escape and hold by Gittins.
Draper, not to be outdone, came back
and led at the close of the second
lived, however, as Gittins showed his
previous experience and' camej
through to victory in the last period. I
In the other 136-pound match.
Newt Skillman, who did a fine job
of refereeing all afternoon, decision-j
ed Maurice Smith, another fine 136
pounder, 4-1. Johnston and Skill-
man meet today in what will be an
The outstanding match of the day,
and one which might be called a mild
came back to score a breakaway in
the second period and almost had an
advantage as the period closed. Zum-
bcrge, took the referee's position to
start the third period, but Darrow
quickly scored a take down. The
match came to an end shortly after
this and Zumberge eked out a 4-3
decision. Zumberge however, has
been wrestling in the 145-pound divi-
sion, and if the situation presents
itself may return to that division.
In the other 145-pound tilt, Fred
Bocth pinned Norman Ginsburg, a
Marine trainee, in two minutes and
45 seconds of the second period.
Booth will meet Ray Murray, who
came up from the 136 pounders, to- I
day, and the winner will meet Zum-
berge on Thursday.
155-Pouud Wide Open
The 155-pound division, which i,-
now wide open, staged two matches
yesterday. Stewart Snyder, who ap-
pears to have the inside track in the
race among the 155 pounders, defeat-
ed Frank Little in the first match of
the: afternoon as he pinned his ad-
versary in two minutes and six sec-
onds of the second period. In the
ether 155-pound clash. Gene Ross
decisioned Irwin Swall in a hard-
fought tussle. Ross oil, 6-2.
Charles Telfer, who appeared to be
the top man in the 165-pound divi-
sion, decisioned Phil Holcombe, 5-2.
Telfer will meet the winner of the
Brown-Monge battle which will take
The 175-pound division received a
setback yesterday as Coach Wally
Weber learned that Hank Mantho, a
promising candidate for this divi-
sion, had left the ,squad. Hal Sta-
son appeared as successor to 4'Ian-
tho in this division as he pinned
Bob Spiegel in two minutes and 24
seconds of the second period. Sta-
son will meet Bob Stancliffe today to
decide the winner in this division.
Blumenstein, Sachsel Sure
In the unlimited bracket, Walter
Blumenstein, outstanding young pros-
pect. had no difficulty in pinning
Frank Saravia in one minute and 12
seconds of the second period. Thus,
the only two -men reasonably sure
of their positions as the tournament
goes into its second day are Blumen-
stein and Art Sachsel in the 121-
Heyliger's Star Center
Was High Scorer In '43
Greer One of Best Michigan Puckser, ;
Sextet To Face Vickers in Jan. 6 Opener
Ted Greer, star center and highV -
scorer on last season's hockey team, hockey and football, the new cap-
was elected captain of the 1944-45 tain demonstrated his versatility at
sextet yesterday afternoon, to become Michigan by winning his letter in
the leader of Vic Heyliger's first Mi- football this fall as an end.
chigan ice squad.
Coning out for the team last
Greer, a member of the Naval fall as a sophomore, Greer inane-
ROTC unit, was instrumental in diately worked himself into a
helping the Wolverine hockey team starting berth with his hard, fast
to a five won andthree lost record skating and accurate shooting.
last year and woud up the season Teaming with Johnny Jenswold,
as high point-maker on the squad, also back this season, and Vince
A native of Wayzata, Minnesota Abbey in the first line, Greer was
and a graduate of Blake Academy in in on practically all of the Wol-
Minneapolis where he starred in both verine scoring in the eight games.
At the beginning of the present
upset, was fought between George
Darrow, a minor letter winner last
year, and Jim. Zumberge, who wrestl-
ed at Duke University. The first per-
iod saw little action as the tall Zum-
berge was the only one able to score
a take down, but in the second per-
iod, after Darrow had lost the toss,
Zumberge scored a second take down
and appeared well on his way to
scoring a decisive win.
But Darrow was not through; he
K horru nshahr Detroit Red Wings, professional
hhockeyteam. He is rated as one-of
the best hockey players at Michigan
in recent years, and possibly the best
A 'avEn U/to .bran E since Vic Heyliger, his new coach.
Greer will lead his team into ac-
Hfy A m irabad tion for the first time Jan. 6 when
Michigan opens the season against
CHICAGO, Dec. 20-OP)-American the Vickers Hockey Club, whom the
GI's in Iran didn't miss the football Wolverines also met last year.
season. They had one of their own -
in a unique but technically coikect
setting which included college yells
from Iranian soldiers led by "coed"
cheer-leaders, "tastefully attired" in
fatigue garb. Now Showing
The Persian Gulf command has
sent here an account of a "regularly
scheduled battle in the Big 11 Con-
ference" played in the Iranian sta-
dium at Teheran on Nov. 26.
As for the game itself, "Camp Am-
irabad, headquarters of the P. G. C.,
took an early lead and never was
headed to defeat the Camp Khorram-
shahr Dusters from the lowlands of
Southern Iran, 20-0," the dispatch
related. "Three backs from the
states of Maine, Oklahoma and
Washington sparked the Mountain-
eers to victory."
But the contest in the stadium
built by the late Shah Reza, seating Alan Loretta
12,000, had to vie for attention with LA DDYOUNG
a polyglot crowd of Americans, Brit-
ish, Russians, Iranians which gener-
ally didn't know what was going on.
Two Iranian army bands played
weird Eastern music during the game,
while two pretty cheer-leaders, Miss
Frances Reese and Virginia Ander-
son, American Red Cross workers
from Minneapolis, led the GI cheer-
ing. The Yanks were somewhat rus-
ty on the cheering, the dispatch ex-
plained, but they got plenty of help
from the Iranian army. S N
Training Site Announced HAYWARD
NEW YORK, Dec. 19-()-The
New York Yankees will train at At-
lantic City again next spring with
the players reporting to Manager Joe Soon
McCarthy on Sunday, March 11, club "FRENCHMAN'S CREEK"
president Ed Barrow said tonight.
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ORDERS TAKEN for Christmas
chickens-Roasting or stewing.
Phone 8195 before Wednesday.
VACANCIES for boarders at Robert
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work per week. Men. Call 7211.
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aecessorles wanted. Drop card
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WANTED-Ride to Detroit for two
people Friday evening, Dec. 22, 8:30
p. m. Call 2-2591. Mrs. Newell.
CHICKENS for Christmas: roasters,
broilers, and stewers. Orders tak-
en not later than Saturday noon.
TWO TUXEDOS for sale: size 38
short and 36 regular. Call 5870
afte six o'clock.
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