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:TUESDAY, -AIYA~tY 'Fij48

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olverine Cagers

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'M'-Penn Tilt
On Grid Off
Schedule Difficulties
Prevent '48 Contest
PHUADELPHIA, Jan. 12 (i
The University of Pc:lnia
announced today its proposed
football game with the University
of Michigan next IpClmbr has
been called of i because of sched-
uling difficulties.
MSC Unable to Shift
Dr. Leroy Mercer, dean of the
University's physical education
department, said the decision had
been made after a conference with
Fritz Crisler, Michigan's coach
and athletic director, in New York.
The proposed date, September
25, originally was slated for a
game between Michigan and
Michigan State. Dr. Mercer said
that when the Penn game came
under discussion, Michigan State
authorities thought they could
move their game back to October
2.
Confers with Crisler
But, said Dr. Mercer, Michigan
State later advised it had a con-
tract for an October 2 game with
the University of Hawaii and was
unable to shift that date.
"We at Pennsylvania are very
sorry that the game with Mich-
igan could not be scheduled," said
H. Jamison Swarts, Penn's direc-
tor of athletics. "We still owe
Michigan a game and hope to play
it within a few years."

Michigan Five Suf fers
Initial Conference Defeat
Suprunowicz Paces Quintet with 14 Poiits;
McIntosh Astounds Crowd with Shooting

Brother of ' Puckslers Prepare for Minnesota Tilt
Gym Coach Ion in Pai with N. Dakota
Gopher Squad --

(Continued from Page 1)
tackle spot, did considerable more
damage tonight in addition to,
sending Northwestern in front in
the first half. He added three
points in the final two minutes
to help decide the issue.
Once Northwestern took the
lead Michigan was unable to
regain its early shooting form.
Boyd McCaslin managed to tie
it up once at 14-14, but North-
western surged back in front
and stayed there.
Leading 24-22 at the half Coach
Cowles pulled Elliott and McIn-
tosh out of action when they both
were charged with their fourthl
personals late in the first half and
that didn't help matters. Pete had
held Sticklen to seven points-five
of them free throws-before leav-
ing. Capt. Bob Harrison guarded
the flashy guard after that.
Just as it took Northwestern
11 minutes to catch the pace in
the first half, it was 11 minutes
before the Wolverines caught
up in the second. Suprunowicz
and McIntosh set the stage, and
Gerrit Wierda's one hander put
Michigan in front 36-35. That
lead was built to 40-36 and 42-

38 but then Maddock went to
work. lie collected five points in
quick order and Northwestern
led 43-42 with two minutes and
45 seconds left.
The lead changed six times in
those final two minutes with Su- 1
prunowicz getting two field goals'
for Michigan. Mikulich dropped a
free throw to tie it up at 47-47
with a minute and 20 seconds to
go. But Sticklen dropped a long
set shot. Maddock tossed in a free
throw after Morrill fouled him as
he stalled for time and Joe Zurav-
leff's sleeper killed all chances.
Mikulich sang a final free throw
at the gun.
Clawed'

Tunbling is a farnily+ a o
the Lokens.
Newt Loken, coach of Mici-
igan's varsity gymnastics team
used to spend his Sunday after-
noons in high school teaching
his two kid brothers the funda-
mentals of tumblin~g. Ncxt Satur-
day afternoon one of those kid-'
brothers is coming to Ann Arbor
to prove brother Newt's work was
not all in vain. In fact, he will
meet his big brother face to face
when Minnesota's champion
squad faces Michigan Saturday
afternoon at the Intramural
Building.
Number One Tumbler
Hailed as the number one iin-
bler on the Gopher team, 23 year
old Herb Loken is expected to
make those Sunday afternoon
workouts in a Minneapolis saw-
dust pit pay off in a big way.
A former high school champ on
the parallel bars, Herb served with
a paratrooper outfit in the Euro-
pean theater and is now a soph-
omore at Minnesota.
Another Brother
Herb is not the last of the Leap-
in' Lokens either. Don, a fres hman
performer for Minnesota, will be
along next year to give brother
Newt another family headache.
For the rest of the Michigan
gymnastics squad, Saturday's met
will be anything but a family af-
fair. Realizing that they will be
facing a veteran outfit that boasts
three Big Nine champs, the Maize
and Blue acrobats worked right
through the weekend in order to
be in top form against the Goph-
ers.

By P" S. " oW
X~it th qur~e nirk h the
1,1 c'"ey season a;lft behind n111the
North Dakot a series, Coach Vic
Heyliger's veteran skaers are rap-
idly shain: into one of the finest
puck agrcgations ever to repre-
sent Michligan.
In avenging the one loss sur-
fe7-d this year Saturday night,
whe-n the fast-sktating Nodaks
were rudely upset, 5-2, the Wol-
verines racked up their fourth
win of the season in six starts.
One of the two games with the
Univcrsity of Toronto ended in
a tie.
The theme for the rest of this
week will be "practice and more
pry, ci ice" ',s the Maize and Blue
.ce contingent prepa res for the
invasion of Minneapolis this week-
end where it will lock sticks with
the Gophers of Minnesota in a
two-game series.
Ross Smith, who performed
magnificently in the North Da-
kota series, Connie Hill, "the
old reliable," and Dick Starrak,
whose role as a "de-icer" has
LET'S START THE
NEW YEAR RIGHT...
. . with a
PERSONAL I ZED
HAIRCUT
from
between Mich. & State Theatres

been earned by crushing body
checks, wil; strongly aid Mich-
igan's cause in the big "M" riv-
alry which dates back to 1921.
Goalie Jack McDonald's below-
par performance in Friday's game
was overshadowed by the fine job
of net-tending displayed in Satur-
day night's victory. McDonald had
been inclined towardsc1 wandering
from the crease all last season.
but until the first game with the
Dakotans he seemed to have the
nomadic spirit licked.
How the Wolverines will fare
against their only Big Nine op-
ponents will depend largely on
how much of an attraction the
netting will hold for McDonald.

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with Gordie McMillian pacing the
goal-getters in the point depart-
ment. McMillan has ruffled the
ebb sevenltimes in the six
ma1<tches ancd Ihas added eigrht as-
sists for 15 points.
Wally Gacek and Al Renfrew,
wingmen on the well-coordinat-
ed forward wall, haveynine and
ten point, respectivel'y.
Ted Greer, who picked up two
markers in the second Nodak con-
test, leads the second line attack-
ers with seven goals and two as-
sists, while the rest of the second
offensive line, composed of Bill
Jacobson and Bob Marshall, has
added four' goals and seven assists
to Michigan's point total. The
Wolverines have averaged over
five goals per game, with 34 mark-
ers chalked up in the six games.

Heyliger 's
sparkle on

first line continues to
passing and scoring,

PACES WOLVERINES IN DE-
FEAT - Mack Suprunowicz,
stellar Wolverine f oreward,
who scored 14 points for the 'M
cagers.
All 'M' men who had any-
thing to do with the showing
of the Rose Bowl movies are
requested, by 'M' Club presi-
dent Howie Wikel, to meet on
the corner of East 'U' and
South 'U' this afternoon at 3:45
in their letter sweaters

MICHIGAN G
Suprunowicz F....... 6
McIntosh F.........5
McCaslin F.........2
Mikulich F .......... 1
Wierda F ........... 1
Roberts C ........... 2
IHarrison G .......... 0
Elliott G ............ 1
Morrill G...........0
Totals ............ 18
NORTHWESTERN G.
Sticklen F .......... 4
BarrF.............2
Hughes F ............ 0
Maddock C .......... 8
Zuravleff C.........1
Tourek G...........0
Strunaillo G ........ 1
Worthington G ...... 0
Totals........... 16

F PF TP
2 3 14
2 5 12
2 1 6
2 0 4
2 2 4
2 5 6
0 1 0
0 5 2
0 3 0
12 25 48
F PF TP
9 2 17
3 5 19
1 1 3
1 1 1
2 1 4
0 2 0
1904 5

ON BORROWED TIM E:
Poll Picks Ohio tate-Northwestern Grid
Tilt as Outstanding 1947 Sports Oddity

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 - (AP) -
Ohio State's "borrowed time" grid
victory over Northwestern was the
outstanding sports oddity of 1947
according to the nation's sports
editors participating in the Asso-
ciated Press' year-end poll.
Cookie Lavagetto's double that
ruined Floyd Bevens', no-hit
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game in the World Series, turning
an apparent New York win into a
Brooklyn victory, was next on the
list with the decision on the Joe
Louis-Joe Walcott bout ranking
third. Neither was close to the
Ohio State-Northwestern Affair.
Ohio State really did it the
hard way in shading the Wild-
cats, 7-6, some three minutes
after the final gun, as the re-
sult of a penalty against North-
western for having 12 men on
the field.
A fourth down Ohio forward
pass from Northwestern's seven
was intercepted as the game ap-
parently ended. But there was a
horn on the play because the
Wildcats had an extra man on the
field.
After the field was cleared of
ex citd fans and stray band mem-

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bers, Ohio's quarterback threw a
touchdown pass to Jim Clark to tie
the score. But that wasn't all.
On the first try for point
after touchdown, Ohio missed
but Northwestern was offside.
The acond try was good. Ohio
won 7-6 in the wildest finish of
the season.
Never before has a World Se-
ries game been won under more
dramatic circumstances than the
fourth game of the '47 competi-
tion at Ebbets Field. Bevens, an
in-and-outer for the Yanks all
season, was one out away from the
first no-hit game in Series his-
tory. With Al Gionfriddo on sec-
ond and Eddie Miksis on 'first, the
Dodgers' Lavagetto delivered a
pinch double that ruined the no-
hit effort and won the game.
The decision for Louis over
Walcott provoked the most pro-
longed protest of the year. Ar-
guments still continue as the re-
sult of the split verdict by
which the two judges voted for
the champ and referee Ruby
Goldstein named Jersey Joe.
Leo Durocher's case also drew a
scattering of votes as the oddest
happening. Both his suspension
for the season by Commissioner A.
B. Chandler and his re-appoint-
ment as, Brooklyn manager by
Branch Rickey were mentioned,
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halftime Score: Northwestern
24 Michigan 22... . ..........
..Free Throws Missed: North-.
western: Barr, Maddock, Tourek 3,
Zuravleff 2. Michigan: McIntosh
2, Suprunowicz, Roberts, McCas-
lin 2, Wierda.
Bsadgers Down
Iowa Cagers;
Hoosiers Wint
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 12-(/P)-
Wisconsin grabbed the undisputed
Big Nine lead tonight with a last-
half rally that knocked Iowa out
of the nation's list of undefeated
basketball teams, 60 Eto 51.
Big Nine high scorer, Bobby
Cook was held to six points by the
Iowa quintet, but Badger center,
Rehfeldt amply compensated for
this by putting 20 points through
the hoop. Murray Wier of the
Hawkeyes equaled this point pro-
duction as he sank eight shots
from the floor and added four free
throws. The score at the half
found Iowa leading the Badgers,
33-26.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 12
--( P)-Indiana University won its
first Big Nine basketball victory of
the season tonight and inflicted
Ohio State's third defeat in four
conference starts, 71 to 54. The
Hoosiers held a 36-26 lead at the
half as they ended a three-game
losing streak that included two
eran foreward, Ritter, was the
eran foreward, Rutter, was the
evening's high scorer as he sank
five field goals and four free
throws for a fourteen point total.
Meyer, Hoosier center, was sec-
ond high man with 13 points.
Buckeye forward, Winter, paced
the losers as he put together five
goals and one charity toss for 11
points.
Hamilton Quits
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 12-(V)
-The Navy, after 14 years of
playing football wtih its own offi-
cer's as head coaches, wvent into
the market today for a civilian to
replace Capt. Tom Hamilton, who
steps up to director of athletics.
By its action, the Navy joined
the Army in seeking its football
coach outside of the service. West
Point made the change in 1941,
hiring Coach Earl (Red) Blaik as
its first civilian mentor, after a se-
ries of losses to Navy.
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