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ThinC,.adsPointi'ng 1owards Saturday 's Relays

Cagers Seeking To Climb up
Big Ten Ladder in Two Tilts
Wolverine Five Will Meet Wiilats, Badgers
This Week-End in na Try To Raise Stand igs
As the Western Conference basketball race enters its final phase with
the eventual winner still a matter of considerable doubt, Michigan's cagers
will have an opportunity this week-end to better their present fifth-place,
standing when they ake on Norhwestern and Wisconsin on successive
Northwestern, solidly entrenched inK -------------- ~~

Former Cage
Star Returns
To Michigan
John Townsend Now
Enrolled in J.A.G.'
John Townsend, oneeofrthe great-
est. basketball players ever to don a1
Maize and Blue uniform, has return-
ed to the Michigan campus after a
"'x-tai bahCPY1'.A a c ~LUU t±i n i-l tI t

/king the /un4
Daily Sports Editor

Individual, Team Duels
To Provide Keen Riva lry
6i(-Yard Dash, I-Mile Relay, Loom as Most
hrillijig Events: Barnard May Not Compete


a tie for last place in the Big Ten
standings with a record of two wins
and five losses, will furnish the oppo-
sition Friday evening in the last home
game of the season. The Wildcats,
after getting off to a fine start with
two straight victories, ran into an
as yet unbroken five-game losing
streakw nhich has removed them from
the running.
Badgers In Sixth Place
The Wolverines have already met
Wisconsin once this year, beating the
Badgers 50-37 here last weekend with
one of their finest exhibitions of of-
fensive play in recent years. Coach
"Bud" Foster's squad is currently in
a tie for sixth in the Conference with
a two and four record.
Of the two quintets Northwestern
has gained the most attention largely
through the presence of Max Morris,
a comparatively small but dynamic
renter who is making a runaway of
the individual scoring race. At last
reports, Morris had tallied 114 points
in seven games, an average of mre
than 16 per contest, while his closest
rival, Michigan's Bob Geahan ha
only 92 in two more tilts.
Wildcats Have Two Victories
Morris's supporting cast includes
guard Ben Schadler, the Wildcats'
leading scorer last season, and Du-
ane Sickels, a reserve letterman in
1944, who operates at forward. Frank
Wright at guard and Bud Pettit, for-
ward, round out the quintet which
has beaten Minnesota and Wiscon-
sin, and dropped two games to Pur-
due, and single engagements to Ohio
State, Illinois, and Wisconsin in a
return match.3
In most of the Wildcats' games this
season, the Purple have been out in
front most of the way, only to lose
in the final minutes, indicating that1
Coach Lonborg has a potentially
dangerous crew. Several of the
Northwestern losses have been by '
narrow margins.
Wolverines May Find Trouble
Wisconsin also has had a rater I
indifferent season. The Badgers
started off in fine style by beating
Seek Acclaim
WASHINGTON, eb 6.- n -h
W A H N T N ,F b . (P - hsis to let the basketball. world know
about a service team at Fort Belvoir,
Va., that would like to take a shot at
somebody's national championship.
These "Fighting Engineers" are
convinced they are to the indoor
sport what the Randolph Field fliers I
of Texas were to football last season
-just about the best in the land.
Their lineup, studded with former
college stars from the east, south and
midwest, the engineers have won 15c
games and lost ony one.,
Most of Fort Belvoir's games havet
been with service teams although
they number among their victimst
such college teams as Marshall and}
garyland University.
In the Engineers' front-line com-
bination are Lt. Larry (Spike) Pic-s
cilli, John Carroll University; Lt.r
Herb Bergman, Georgia Tech., and
Lt. Milton Kuhl, University of Iowa
and one-time Big Ten high scorer.

six-year a sence as a student in the
Minnesota but then proceeded to Judge Advocate General's school. 2
split a pair with Northwestern and Townsend, who was selected for
lose to Michigan and Ohio State. all-Conference honors as a center
After falling before the Wolverines for three successive years, climaxed a
Friday night, Wisconsin travelled to brilliant cage career by serving in the
Columbus, 0. and managed to give capacity of Assistant coach to Bennie
the high-flying Bucks quite a tussle Oosterbaan, after Oosterbaan was
before succumbing, 40-36, to indi- named Head Basketball Coach to suv-
cate that the Badgers may be a differ- ceed Franklin Cappon in 1938.
ent team Saturday than the one After serving in that capacity for
which was smothered here last week, three years, Townsend retired from
Wisconsin is led by Ray Patterson, the coaching game in 1941 to prac-l
the rangy center whose ball handl- tice law in Indianapolis until he en-s
ing and floor work last Friday proved tered the Army last year. Before be-
his rating as one of the topnotch per- ing transferred to Michigan for Judge
formers in the Conference. The Bad- Advocate training, he was stationed
gers' other main threat is forward at Fort Belvore, Ga.;
Des Smith, who counted 14 of his' Although he has no thoughts of re-
team's 37 points against Michigan, turning to the game which originally
brought his name before the public
NUMBER 3? eye. Townsend still has a warm spot
in his heart for basketball. While in!
j the Armed Forces, he has played with
EIIZ d Rl, im P service teams throughout the South.
As a member of the Wolverine five
through the years 1934-38. Townsend
won wide acclaim around the BigI
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SSHORT TME AGO, five members of the Brooklyn College basketball Individual as well as team duels ence winner leading the attack. The
tear- wereexposed in a plot to throw games to a gambling clique, and are fast shaping up for the Michi- Wolverine entrants are listed <
this news, which managed to assume country-wide proportions. dominated gan Track Relays, which will be held Jim Artley, Clem Bauman, Bob Graz-
sports head lines from coast to coast. Saturday at 7:30 p. m. in the Yost dy, Don Nufer, and Al McNab.
It seems that this news should be less startling to leaders of inter- Field House. vte Wolve ties bestchances f
collegiate athletics, because these same leaders had the foresight to prediet With Notre Dame, Michigan State, middle distance events, with sus
such incidents at least five years ago. Purdue, Western Michigan, and Ohio'performers as Archie Parsons, Geom..
"Phog" Allen, Kansas Coach, created quite a stir among athletic State bringing teams, the win, place, Vetter, Ross and Bob Hume, all c
Circles when he initiated remarks pertaining to gambling more than and show, positions will be bitterly whom ran in the Millrose Games, toe-
five years ago. Many people regarded his statements as inocuous and contested. ing the mark.
others considered him a crack-pot. It has taken five years for his wise The 60-yard dash looms as a. three Wolverines Strong in Distances
admonitions to be proved, but the old gent could undoubtedly capital- cornered affair, with Michigan's Jul- These men, along with quarter mi-
ize on his foresight were he now to go into the fortune telling bisness. ian Witherspoon, who finished sec- ers Dick Forrestel and Dick Barnard,
ond in the Conference Indoors last two-milers Charles Birdsall and Ro;
"The National Collegiate Athletic Association met in Columbus in Janu~ year, Purdue's Ben Harvey, who grab- Wilad d Bob Thoaso and W
ary and expressed regret' at the prevalence of gambling on intercollegate bed the same spot outdoors, and Bill Fairservis, both 880 men should pr-
sports," Allen asserted in a recent interview. "But they continue to team Porter, a Western Michigan man who
vide the Wolverines wEithan abux-


up with professional promoters to nold tournaments in arenas whe.'e won the 60 in :6.4 in his team's meet
every one knows big time gamblers operate in hordes." against Notre Dame last week, all
seeking top honors.
ERE ARE THE WORDS of a man who has been studying this same situa- Purdue Mile Rela
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tion for many years and obviously knows what he is talking about.
But when a remedy to avert similar situations was sought, we have the
panicky efforts of the officials who were surprised at these crooked pro-
ceedings, and the edicts which ensued stated that newspapers should re-
frain from giving information on athletic contests over the phone. and
that sports writers should cease to list any factual material on probable
outcomes of any contests,
Thus, we are barely touching the problem on hand, and missing the?
root of the trouble entirely. Gambling on basketball is ever bigger busi-
ness than on football, which was rated second only to horse racing in money
bets several years ago.
Since basketball games are played every night of the week, it is '
next to impossible for colleges to combat gambling interests to any
extent whatsoever.
Colleges could avoid much of this unpleasantness by playing natural{
rivalries, and by playing all of their games either on college floors or under
college supervision as the Big Ten teams are now doing. This would tend

Purdue also has two holdovers from
their last year's mile relay team.
which copped the title in the Big Ten
outdoor meet. Don Weber and Dick
Major, the two veterans, will team
with Larry Nielsen, a minor letter-
man two years ago, and Wallace Dest-
erhaft, V-12 transfer from Wheaton
college, in an effort to beat out a
highly touted Wolverine foursome.
All the hurdle events promise some'
close finishes, as Porter, who hast
the best time of :7.8 in ,the midwest
yet this season, Ohio State's Bill Sei-
bert, and Bill Marcoux of Michigan,
clash in the timber-topping events.
Ohio's Schmidt To Vault
Johnny Schmidt, the Buckeye cap-

dance of power in such events as tl
3-4 mile runthe 1%r, -mile run, th
distance medley re layh,te 2-mile n -
lay, and the mile relay.
Both Barnard, who has been out
for several .weeks with an illnes
and Forrestel, who sprained an ank
in the Millrose 600, are doubtful
starters, and it won't be known unit i
later in the week whether they wil
compete or not.
Preliminary heats will get under.-
way at 7:00, and the final events ar
slated to begin promptly at 7:3
As the schedule now stands, this Wit
be the only home appearance of th
iWolverine thinclads, for the indoor


I erIaterloo ---
After suffering a 15-2 defeat at the aegg Keeps in Trim
hands of Minnesota last Saturday, LONDON, Feb. 6, , UP)- Gunder'
the Wolverine hockey team will be Haegg and Haakon Lidman's Swe-
aiming for their third victory of the den's traveling trackmen, kept iri4
season against the Waterloo Athletic athletic trim today by trotting three
Club. miles in Kensington Gardens. En
Coach Vic. -leyliger, commenting route, they gave some pointers to

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on the prospects of this week's con-
test, said that the Waterloo squad is
about equal in strength to the Sarnia
and Brantford teams which Michi-
gan has defeated 4-3 and 6-4 respec-
tively. The Maize and Blue puck
mentor stated that he expects the
visitors to "cause a lot of trouble and
lut up a good battle."
The main emphasis in the practice
sessions before the Waterloo contest
will be on defensive work, because
Heyliger believes that the Wolver-
ine's weak defensive was one of the
important reasons for the Gophers'
triumph. Stress during the work,-
outs will fall on developing the de-
fense of the second line of Francis
Allman, Fred Lounsberry, and Bob
Lilienfield; also the squad will prac-
ice covering up in front of the net.
To date the Michigan hockey team
has won two games and dropped
three. Losing two to Minnesota and
one to Vickers A.G., and topping
Sarnia, and B~rantford. A win in
Saturday's match will give the rink-
sters a 500 average.
Are Bolstered
NEW YORK, Feb. 6.--(P)---Return
of Jimmy Bivins, Arturo Godoy and
Lou Nova to the ring, plus the sensa-
tional rise of Lee Oma, promises to
re-establish the heavyweight class as
the leading attraction of the fight
business despite the absence of Sgt.
Joe Louis.
Bivins ;eturned from the Army
with a fourth round technical knock-
out over George Parks in Washington
yesterday and is due for a Madison
Square Garden appearance soon.
Godoy, recently arrived from South
America on a new comeback cam-
paign, hasn't any definite dates but
manager Al Weill will have him
scrapping for heavy sugar when a
suitable opponent develops.
Nova has been sidelined by a hand
injury but is ready to leave his
California ranch and head east for
a tentative March 12 warm-up date
against an un-named foe for his new
manager Jimmy Johnston.
Oma has emerged from two bouts
with Tami Mauriello and a win over
Joe Baksi as Mike Jacobs' best hea-
vyweight "draw" of the moment and
is due to tangle with Mauriello again
in late March.

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Britain's No. 2 miler.
D. G. Wilson, next to Syd Wood-
erson as England's top distance run-
ner, paced Haegg through the Gar-
dens where the only running usually
is done by flocks of sheep from ad-
joining Hyde Park.

'. "i""llo """ '± tAt~'"""""" tain and Big Ten champion, may en-
T-OWEVER, it is incongruous that if a coach had the ocmplete respect counter plenty of opposition in his
of his players and had instilled the proper spirit in them, that such specialty-the pole vault, in the per-
son of Bill Moore, new Western Mich-
things as throwing games would never occur. Much of the remedy= to this igan thinclad, who last year cleared
evil will lie with the individuals. Maybe this Brooklyn College case was an a3'6 while competing for Drake Uri-
isolated one-then, too. maybe this is the rule instead of the exception. versity.
And then maybe we are getting excited over nothing. Past season performances, give
Still, I can't help recalling this year's Michigan-Ohio State foot- Ohio State the edge in the shot put,
ball game not so long ago that the Wolverines lost, 18-14. The vision with Rus Thomas, last year's Confer-

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of 34 tear-stained athletes in the shower room after the game-men whno
had fought for victory till they couldn't stand-awakened me to the
realization that these athletes were men in the true sense of the word,
and that they wouldn't have thought of giving tha game away for all
of the money in the world. Maybe these athletes were imbued with
the right spirit. Then again, maybe they presented the true concep-
tion of what we term athletes, and the Brooklyn cagers involved in
this money matter represented mere mercenary, immature imitations of
Nevertheless, the problem. still remains, and it will be interesting to note
the action taken to curb such calumnious practices in the future, and
whether or not this Brooklyn case was the exception to the golden rule.


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In accordance with the recent ef-
forts to eliminate the opportunity
of gambling on collegiate sports
and owing to the shortage of tele-
phone equipment, the Daily asks
its readers to refrain from calling
in for information concerning
Michigan athletic contests. Full
details of the games will be carried
in the following day's Daily.

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