THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Mat Squad Makes Clean
Sweep of OhioU.,30-0
Victors Turn in Impressive Performances
In Initial Test of 1948 Mat Campaign
By JACK MAY
It's one up and one down for
Coach Cliff Keen and his Wol-
verine wrestling squad, by virtue
of a 30-0 rout over Ohio Uni-
versity yesterday afternoon at
Yost Field House, in its first meet
of the 1948 season.
The Maize and Blue matmen
had a field-day, racking up eight
wins out of the same number ofj
bouts. The affair featured three
falls by the Wolverines, and num-
erous near-falls as they out-
classed Coach Thor Olson's Bob-
cats in nearly every division.
Sparked by the outstanding
performances of Capt. Bob Bet-
zig, Hugh Mack, Ed Grimes, and
George Curtis, the Michigan
grappiers gave notice to their
Conference opposition that they
will be a powerful contender for
the Big Nine championship this
In the feature bout of the af-
ternoon, Betzig completely out-
classed George Rizer, in the 165-
pound division, by pinning his
opponent in 2 minutes and 33
seconds of the first period.
The opening period of the 155-
pound tilt was a bruising battle,
but, George Curtis went on to
fell his Bobcat adversary, Pete
Puhar, in the third stanza.
The last fall came when 175-
pound Hugh Mack met 210-pound
Fred Hall in the heavyweight di-
vision. Completely outweighed.
Mack, nevertheless startled the
crowd by pinning the beefy Bob-
cat in 29 seconds of the last per-
The hardest-fought tilt came
when Ed Grimes grappled with
Ohio Captain John Kulzinka for
145-pound honors. The match
ended in a close 4-3 victory for
the Wolverine, but only after a
two period overtime resulting
from a 2-2 tie at the end of the
In the 121-pound division John
Keller of Michigan nosed out Al-
vin Vincent 8-5, acquiring a near-
fall in the third period.
Wolverine Bob Johnson over-
powered his Bobcat adversary 4-0
for 128 pound laurels, going score-
less in the first two periods.
Jim Smith turned in a fine per-
formance in the 136 pound class,
scoring a decisive 7-2 victory over
opponent Bill Stomps. In the 175
pound division Wesley Tebeau'
out-scored Ohioan Co-captain Ed
Zednik, in a rough and tumble
affair which saw Tebeau count on
two near falls.
Michigan's next scheduled ap-
pearance will be on Jan. 17 against
the defending Big Nine champ-
ions, Illinois, at Champaign.
Greer Paces 5-2 Victory
Over N. Dakota Skaters
Tempers Fly in Last Frame as Wolverines
Even Two-Game Series with Nodak Sextet
By B. S. BROWN
Striking three times in the first period, a vengeful Michigan
sextet out-slugged the skaters of the University of North Dakota last
night at the Coliseum, 5-2, in the roughest match of the current
campaign, before 1,300 wildly cheering fans.
After grabbing a 3-1 lead in the initial stanza, the Wolverines
coasted to victory, picking up one more tally in each of the following
periods. The third period saw tempers run amok and fists fly, but
the brief flare-ups were quickly quenched by the referees.
Greer Leads Way
Ted Greer took scoring honors for the evening tallying the pair
of goals in the final two periods,
the last one a brilliant 20-footer.
Gordie McMillan continued asj
Michigan's high scoring ace as he
picked up one goal.
Vic Heyliger's pucksters broke
into the scoring column at 4:121
of the first frame when Al Ren-I
frew took a pass from Connie Hill
just to the right of the- crease and
sent the disc flying past Nodak
goalie Bob Murray.
The visitors settled down to a
tight defense and warded off rush
after rush by the Wolverine first
and second lines until midway in
the period when Bob Marshall
grabbed a perfect flip from Bill
Jacobson just over the blue line
and shot a sizzling 30-foot drive
into the North Dakota netting at
Wes Cole and Jim Doyle teamed
up for the first Nodak score at
16:48 of the first period to bring
their team back into the running.
Michigan Roars Back
Michigan roared back a minute
later displaying a passing attack
TWO PERFECT COMBINATIONS-Michigan's Bob Chappuis,
who made use of the thrown pigskin in reaching fame, hands his
valuable pitching paw to Charlie McCarthy, who has been using
the thrown voice with great success in recent years. Charlie is
perched on Fritz Crisler's knee while Edgar Bergen smilingly
looks on. The picture was snapped in Hollywood preceding the
Rose Bowl classic.
- Michigan Pos. N. Dakota
McDonald ..G...... Murray
Hill ........RD.. McKinnon
Smith .......LD..... Marvin
Greer . ...... RW .. R. Johnson
Jacobson ....C.... Krumholz
} Marshall .... LW. P. Jonnson
Michigan Spares -- Starrak,
Renfrew,. McMillan,. Gacek,
McArdle, Brumm, N. Dakota
Spares: Medved, Silovich,
Noah, Christian, Sullivan,
Doyle, Cole, D. VIgcKinnon.
Referees-Ace Lee and Or-
FIRST PERIOD - Michigan
scoring: Renfrew (Hill) 4:12;
Marshall (Jacobson) 11:07;
McMillan (Gacek) 17:57. N. D.
Scoring: Cole (Doyle) 16:48.
Penalties: Smith (2 min.)
High--sticking; Smith (2 min.)
body checking in center ice.
SECOND PERIOD - Mich-
igan scoring: Greer (Jacobson)
14:50: Penalties: Gacek (2
miin.) high-sticking; P. McKin-
non (2 min.) high-sticking.
scoring: Greer (Marshall and
Renfrew) 17:21. N. D. scoring:
Sullivan (Christian) 15:12.
Penalties: Marshall (2 min.)
charging; Smith (2 min.)
slashing; Marshall (2 min.) el-
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MARINETTE, Wis., Jan. 10-
(A)-Earl (Jug) Girard, University
of Wisconsin backfield star, dis-
closed today that the Green Bay
Packers had matched the offer of
the New York Yankees for his
services in professional football
next fall and that he was unde-
cided which to accept.
Girard announced yesterday
that he would sign the $7,500 con-
tract tendered him by the Yankees
of the All-America football con-
GREEN BAY, Wis., Jan. 10-
(/)-Lawrence Olsonoski, Uni-
versity of Minnesota lineman
whose teammates voted him the
most valuable player on the
1947 squad, has been signed by
the Grcen Bay Packers of the
National Football League.
EAST LANSING, Jan. 10-(/P)-
Michigan State's swimming team
churned off to a good start here
today by beating Purdue, 55-29,
in the season's dual meet opener
for both teams.
DETOI, Jan 10 IP
Only two players, pitchers Vir-
gil Trucks and Hal White, were
in the fold today as General
Manager Billy Evans prepared
to place in the Monday mail
contract offers to 37 others on
the 1948 Detroit Tigers roster..
D TROIT, ,Jan. 10-_/P--Initial
steel work on a $400,000 project to that completely outwitted the Da-
light the Detroit Tigers' Briggs kotan defenders. Wally Gacek
took the puck over the blue line on
Stadium for 14 night baseball the extreme left and shot an ac-
games next summer is under way curate pass to hard-charging
here, though the work probably Gordie McMillan on the opposite
won't be completed until next side of the ice. McMillan beat
May. the Nodak goalie with a high shot
for Michigan's ,third score at
Detroit, the last American 17:57.
League club to enter the after- Both defensive lines broke up
dark field, will play two nght determined rushes in the middle
Amer- frame and as a result only one
games with each otherer - goal was netted, the shot by Greer
can League club between the at 10:50.
middle of June and the middle Thrilling Session
of August. The third period was outstand-
ing as far as the fans were con-
DETROIT, Jan. 10-(/P)-Pro- cerned as some of the hardest
fessional boxing, with two-minute checking ever seen in the Coliseum
rounds rather than the accepted highlighted the play. Prince and
three-minute stanzas, was ap- Russ Johnson pulled the "brother
proved today by the Michigan act" when Jacobson and Russ
Boxing Commission on petition of tangled in mid-ice. Prince charged
promoter Harry Harris, who plans over and grabbed Jacobson but
a February reopening of the De- further damage was prevented by
troit stand he operated in the the quick action of Referees Lee
20's at Fairview Gardens, recently and Raulston.
given over to wrestling. From that point on it was
strictly a bodycrushing contest.
After a brilliant save bytMcDon-
ald, who was back in top form
after a poor showing Friday night,
the two Johnsons again began to
wrestle with Michigan players.
Jacobson changed roles and this
time helped in staying off further
Seven minor penalties were
called in the game, Ross Smith,
who was superb on the defense,
being charged with three and Bob
Marshall with two.
The Wolverines travel to Min-
neapolis next week to face the
Minnesota Gophers in the first
two games of a four game home
and home series.
NO CHANGES IN SIGHT:
Coaches Satisfied with Gridiron Rules
For the time being, anyhow,
there will be no changes made in
That was the verdict handed
down this week by the rules com-
mittee of the National Assn. of
Football Coaches, which is gath-
ering concurrently with the NCAA
in New York.
The coaches rejected sugges-
tions for major changes. They
aren't going to eliminate the
point after touchdown, or change
the free substitution rule or even
the rule prohibiting running with
a recovered fumble. They are in-
Wcnt upon keeping hands off the
present rules, with one or two
minor exceptions, such as the
However, the coaches are tak-
ing a step toward greater pro-
tection for the players by recom-
mending that equipment be made
with fewer "rocks."
Columbia's Lou Little, speak-
ing for the committee, announced
that it has recommended that "by
1950 we have equipment so man-
ufactured as to do away with un-
"Tle protective equipment is
too hard and unyielding," Little
To the great
explained. "We'd like to see a.
change in thigh guards, hip pads
and shoulder pads. The Stalwart
"As far as the helmets are con- in extra - husky
cerned, there is already a scien- brown angus veal
tific study in progress to deter-
mine what kind of helmet will
give maximum protection and at 179
the same time have consideration
for an opponent. We feel that by
1950 such a helmet will be de-
Little thought that perhaps
greater use of foam rubber and
kapok in the pads rather than 304 SouTh STATE
leather and papier might be the
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