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Maize and Blue Wrestlers Go D.wj ,a Frs
Dual Meet Defeat at Hands of Fightin Illini

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Daily Sports Editor

Initial Conference Clash
Won by Maize and Blue
Church, Fries, Munson, Mowerson Star for
Michigan; Wildcat Squad Misses Bob'Tribble


Skiliman Scores
Fall for Michigan
A game but outplayed Michigan
mat squad went down to defeat at
the hands of a very powerful Illinois
wrestling team yesterday by the
score of 21-10.
The Wolverines were in trouble
from the very start as Art Sachsel
lost the opening match to Bob Bur-
well, 3-1. The Illini relinquished the
lead only once thereafter and con-
tinued to build up their advantage
throughout. The bright spots of the
afternoon from the Wolverine's
standpoint were the pin by Newt
Skillman and Jim Galles' 12-5 deci-
sion over Louis Agase.
Burwell Beats Sachsel
Although the match between Sach-
sel and Burwell was tied at the end,
the decision was given to Burwell
since he had registered over two min-
utes of riding time.
The next match of the afternoon
pitted Bob Johnston against George
Voorhees, a letter winner last year.
After Voorhees had scored a take-
down early in the first period, John-
ston scored a reversal to knot things
up. In the second period Voorhees
again went into the lead with a re-
versal and during the third period
Johnston rode his opponent to tie
the match once agotin.
The match then went into two
overtime periods and since neither

man could gain an advantage, the
match ended in a 4-4 tie. Referee
Pat Rider of Iowa said after the
match, however, that he thought the
Michigan man had a slight advan-
tage but not enough to decide the
Skillman Scores Pin'
With the match score 5-2 in Illi-
nois' favor, Newt Skillman put the
Wolverines into the lead for the only
time during the afternoon as he
pinned Bob Smith in 5:37.
Fred Booth then lost a close 4-2
decision to Bob Bohannon, giving the
lead once more to the Illini. Booth
went ahead with a take-down, but
Bohannon scored a reversal making
the match even. In the second peri-
od Bohannon rode all period to add
riding time to his score. Then he
escaped in the third period to clinch
the match.
In the 155-pound match, Stu Sny-
der, who defeated George Darrow
earlier in the week to earn the right
to wrestle in this class, scored a take-
down over Ed Bower, another letter-
man, in the first period. Then Bower
turned the tables and even before the
crowd realized what was happening,
he had scored a fall in 2:14.
Captains Battlej
The 165-pound match pitted-theM
opposing acting captains against one
another. Charles Telfer and Roland
Harkness fought on even terms
throughout the match, but two fine
escapes and a minute of riding time

turned the decision to Harkness by a
5-2 count.
The second bright spot of the af-
ternoon came in the 175-pound
match as Jim Galles made Louis
Agase, a "grandstand" wrestler, look
foolish to notch a 12-5 decision. But
this win was short-lived, however, as
Ray Snyder succeeded in pinning
Walt Blumenstein in 2:56. Blumen-
stein up until then held a 4-3 point
advantage, and the turning point of
the match came when Snyder caught


FACING THE possibility of their toughest week-end series of the year
as the Michigan cagers prepared to play Iowa and Ohio State this
week-end, the Wolverines played the first of these engagements against.t
Iowa Friday night and lost another heartbreaking decision. 29-27. in the1
last minute of play
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan's outfit entered this contest as complete
underdogs as they entertained unbeaten Iowa, which was currently rated
as the outstanding basketball team in the country.l
Although none of the critics gave the Wolverines a chance of t
winning, Michigan's inspired and scrappy ball club, rebounding after
their defeat by Illinois the previous week and striving to stay in the t
Big Ten title race, jumped off to an early lead which they didn't
relinquish until the final minute of play.
The Wolverines held the Hawks scoreless until eight minutes of ther
half had slipped by, when Clayton Wilkinson tallied the initial field goal
for the Iowans, and although Michigan held a 27-22 point edge on Iowa
going into the final minutes of play, Murray Weir, substitute for the1
Hawks, caged three straight field goals to put Iowa ahead for the first
time in the game. Co-captain Jack Spencer got the final point for
Iowa on a technical foul.7
MICHIGAN did all that could have been asked of any team. The rangy
and experienced Hawkeye cagers had all of the advantage in height
and sharp shooters, but the superior guarding and deliberate defense and
offense by Michigan threw Iowa completely off stride, so that they had
to rely on long shots whicl didn't prove to be effective.
Michigan stopped the Iowa fast break, controlled the back boards.
ruined the Hawks 67.5 points per contest average and managed to hold
Dick Ives to four points. Ives, an All-American player last year, was also
leading Conference scorer, and he had an average of 14.2 points per game
so far this season.
However, Michigan didn't put the ' saie check on the 5 ft.#
8 in. Weir, and his last minute tallies turned the tide of the battle.
Weir's aggressiveness and speed threw Michigan's deliberate style of
play off form, and in the last minute of frenzy, the more experienced
veterans from Iowa City squeezed through with a victory.
Since the Wolverines have already lost two such tough' games, the
first being an overtime decision to Ohio State, and the Iowa defeat, both
against the two top teams in the Big Ten when the game could have
gone either way, you begin to wonder what effect it will have on the
Michigan ball club.
ON THE BASIS of past performances, I don't think that this scrappy
outfit will fold. There is an old saying that you can't condemn a
fighter when he has given his all, and this year's team is characteristic of
all Michigan teams, in that they are never outfought. They are never
outfought because all of the Michigan coaches impress upon their minds
that it is no disgrace to be beaten, kut that it is a disgrace to be out-!
I The clearest evidence of this spirit of fight and determination was
not only demonstrated by the whole Michigan basketball team last
night, but to single out one individual, I would center my attention on
Don Lund. For it was this veteran athlete, who not only gave hisj
best performance in three years of basketball competition but also
paced the scoring column with his 12 points. Lund's defensive guard-
ing, his continual fight under the backboards to steal the limelight from
the taller Iowa boys, and his general all around play, established
this as one of the best individual performances seen on a Michigan
court in the last few years.
When this stocky cager began to leave the floor after he had received
a slight injury in the final seconds of play, not only did the Iowa team
run over to congratulate him, but he was also mobbed by the fans. It
is this type of spirit that will fill the stands week in and week out, and
it is this type of spirit that is, has been, and will continue to characterize
Michigan athletes and Michgan teams.
Professional Sports Hit Hard

In the
Those hard-to-get white cardigan sweaters are
here.. . they're all wool, of course. Wear theins
to top a bright pullover in cherry red, purple,
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our sport shop. They're just the thing for cruise-
wear. . ..even though you only cruise around
the campus in the snow.
A Michigan Fashion Institution for 75 Years

In their first Big Ten Conference'
meet, the Wolverine swimming team,
taking seven first places out of a
possible nine, swamped the North-
western Wildcats. by a decisive count
of 54-29.
Michigan ace freestyler. Charlie
Fries, repeated his performance of
tw'o weeks ago by copping first place
in the 50 and 100-yard sprints, while
teammates Mert Church and Heini
Kessler turned the same trick in the
220 freestyle and 200 breaststroke,
Tribble Missing
Even though Bob Tribble, North-
western star and Big Ten backstroke
king, failed to show up at the meet
due to a Navy restriction, the 150-
yard event still proved to be a high
point in the meet, as Bob Munson,
up-and-coming Maize and Blue
backstroker, churned through the
distance to win handily.
The Wolverines drew first blood by
winning the 300-yard medley, and
from there on for the rest of the
meet were unchallenged. In the
freestyle leg of the medley, Bob Mow-
erson, old-time Michigan ace, and
now attending graduate school after
eight years' absence, showed his old
form by slamming out a fast hundred
in 55 seconds.
Fries Notches First Win
Charlie Fries then notched up his
first win of the evening in the 50-
yard freestyle, a feat which was
immediately duplicated by Captain
Mert Church in the 220. Church,
noticeably fresher than in the Great
Lakes meet of two weeks ago, wasI
300 yard medley-Won by Mich-
igan (Pulford, Chubb, Mowerson),
second Northwestern (Daskal, C.
L. Anderson, Luers); Time--3:14.6.
50 yard freestyle-Won by Fries
(M), second, Ruschmeyer (N),
third, Opdyke (M); Time-:24.2.
220 yard freestyle-Won by
Church (M), second, Koblish (N),
third, Zimmerman (M); Time-
Fancy Diving-Won by Keith
I(N),second, Lopez (M), third,
Kimball (N).
100 yard freestyle-Won by
Fries (M), second Higgins (M),
third, Luers (N); Time-:53.8.
150 yard backstroke-Won by
Munson (M), second Fulman(M),1
third Whitson and Sampson (N)j
deadheat; Time-1:46.0.
200 yard breaststroke-Won by
Kessler (M), second Daley (N),
F. Anderson' (M) was disqualified;
400 yard freestyle-Won by
Huesner (N), second, Pulford (M),
third, Zimmerman (M); Time-
400 yard freestyle relay-Won
by Michigan (Breen, Higgins,
Opdyke, Mowerson), second,
Northwestern (Daskal, Merriman,
Luers, Koblish) ; Time-3:48.0.

ahead all the way, and was never in
In the next event, the Fancy Div-
ing for Form, the Northwestern
Wildcats collected one of their two
firsts, as Herb Keith out-pointed
Ulysses Lopez to take the number one
prize. Lopez, who was hot on Keith's
heels all through the event, showed
a tremendous improvement over his
previous performances.
Fries Scores Again
Charlie Fries, now leading point
scorer for the squad, hung up his
second win of the meet, and his
fourth for the last two meets, by
winning over teammate, Charlie Hig-
gins, in the 100-yard sprint.
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Pihimenstein's left arm, which was
injured in last week's meet, in an
Coach Wally Weber said after the
match: "They were a better team
today than we were," but he inti-!
mated that things may be different
in the conference match on March
9 and 10.,
121 pounds: Burwell (Ill.) dec.
Sachsel (M), 3-1.
128 pounds: Johnston (M) and
Voorhees (Ill.) drew, 4-4.
136 pounds: Skillman (M) pin-
ned Smith (Ill.) , 5:37.
145 pounds: Bohannon (Ill.) dec.
Booth (11), 5-2.
155 pounds: Bower (Ill.) pinned
Snyder (M), 2:14.
165 pounds: Harkness (Ill.) dec.
Telfer (M), 5-2.
175 pounds: Galles (M) dec.
Agase (Ill.) 12-5.
Heavyweight: Snyder (Ill.) pin-
ned Blumenstein (M), 2:56.
al u F me
Fr Net i . en
Is Proposed
NEW YORK, Jan. 20-(IP)-A ten-
nis Hall of Fame was proposed to-
day at the annual meeting of the
'United States Lawn Tennis Associa-
tion after- Holcombe Ward of New
York had been re-elected president
for a ninth term and 1945 tourna-
ment dates had been determined.
Award of the clay courts title to
the River Forest (Il.) Tennis Club
on July 9 proved the only disturb-
ing note of a two-hour session when
Eastern delegates attempted to re-
verse the committee's intentions and
return the championships to a date
"before July 2."
The proposal was defeated with
the probable result that the entire
Eastern grass court schedule will
be shoved back to late July instead
of the customary Independence Day
In direct contrast to last week's
action by the U. S. Golf Associa-
tion, the tennis group voted to con-
tinue with a championship schedule,
emphasizing the development of
junior players. All regular U. S.-
L. T. A. events will be held.


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By Government's New Ruling
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20-(AP)-If'
wartime professional sports didn't persons concerned with horse rac-
get a knockout punch from Uncle ing and baseball were mapping out
Sam today, at least they'll need a future plans.
long count. Baseball was prepared to confer
The Army came pretty close to with high government officials next
finishing what Jimmy Byrnes started week to see if some men rejected as
about a month ago, by announcing physically unfit might be allowed to
that professional athletes will no play, and not required under work-
longer be rejected for physical dis- - -or-jail rules to go into war plants.
ability until their cases have been
reviewed by the War Department. The answer here apparently is
In sport circles, this was accepted that not enough professional ath-
as the finishing punch. . . . The tes will be rejected to make any
as te fiishng pnch. Thedifference in baseball's manpowers
answer to the question that organ- sitfatin.
ized baseball and professional foot- _ituatin.
ball have been asking' "Where do i


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we go from here?"
For most of these athletes, the ap-
parent answer is that they go into
uniform, either for general (com-
bat) duty or to do less exacting
tasks in this country.
The Army's blow landed just when

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