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AY, FE1BUARY 20, 1949
atmen Fill
iding Time Purdue N(
rovides Edge
By PRES HOLMES
n Tight Match Michigan's cage squad will be
out to prevent a repetition of the
Betzig Scores Only "lost weekend" which they suf-
Pin in Fast Match fered last January, when they lost
to both Minnesota and Purdue,
By BOB VOKAC when they meet the Boilermakers
Indiana nailed the door a bit in a return match at 7:30 p.m.
ighter on Michigan's wrestling tomorrow night on the Yost Field
ortunes as they 'squeezed out a House court.
4-13 decision over Coach Cliff
Ceen's matmen at Yost Field
ouse yesterday afternoon.
A small, howling band of grap-
ling fans watched the Wolverines
rop their fifth straight match of
he season as superior Hoosier rid-
ng time in two crucial bouts pro-
ided the measure of power neces- x
ary for Indiana's third win
gainst one loss.
*
AFTER LOSING four straight
ndividual bouts, the Wolverines
et the stage for their ill-fated
ictory drive.
Captain Bob Betzig literally
;roared out inta the ring to nail
Dick Fisher of Indiana in 1:34
of the first period of the 165
pound tilt. Betzig's fall left him
undefeated so far this season
and provided the only pin of the
dual rpatch.
Then came the powerful Maize
Ind Blue 175 pounder, Jack Pow-
rs, to keep the up-hill drive going
ull blast. Pitted against Hoosier B
ob Johnson, Powers outclassed BILL MIKULICH
is opponent to win a decision, 12- - - . hot last time
With the score, 14-10, Indiana's The Purdue quintet has been
aver, the final bout of the after- running hot and cold all year, but
oon saw Michigan's hopes riding at the present time it is just about
ith heavyweight Byron Lasky at the preent teit t
at the boiling point.
=ho needed a fall to achieve the
o-near, so-far victory. COACH MEL Taube's squad
x a
STAGING THE greatest per- had won four in a row up until
nal demonstration of the entire last night's contest with Indiana,
atch, Lasky battled the Hoosier and one of these was a 55-53 win
cef-trust, Chuck "Man Mountain over the league-leading Illini.
ean" Hurly to a 4-1 decision. Un- Purdue turned cold again, how-
ble to harnass the giant from ever, last night as their traditional
rownstown, Indiana, Lasky ham- state rivals topped the Boiler-
ered out a decision that brought makers 56-50.
e score to 14-13, Indiana on top. The Boilermakers started off
Although Michigan's drive the season with two quick vic-
(was snapped just short of a vic- tories, a crushing 73-53 win over
tory, the match demonstrated a Iowa and a surprise 45-36 win
vastly improved mat club that is over our Wolverines.
destined to be reckoned with
before the season is over. For the next three games they
The first match of the meet saw did an about face and went com-
ic 121 pounders, Bob Cunning- pletely cold. They lost three tilts
am of Michigan and Dave Miller
f Indiana battle to a 7-7 draw.
Jack Keller represented Michi-
an in the 128 pound class against J
ob Brabender of the Red and
bite. After an uneventful first ]S e I
eriod, Brabender piled up enough o Victory
onts to decision Keller, 8-2.
to*O v e r Illito tsl
Defending Conference Champ
at 136 pounds, Michigan's Jim By CAL KLYMAN
Smith met Andy Puchany of "Beat Dolan of the Illini and we
Indiana in the 145 pound fea- can be considered a genuine threat
ture. This was the meet's rough- to win the conference champion-
est match as Smith drew blood ship."
in an attempted take-down dur- So spoke Newt Loken, coach
ing the third period. Although of the Wolverine gymnasts, about
the match ended in a 3-3 tie, this sophomore wonder tumbler
ndiana was awarded riding who presents a major obstacle to
time, thus winning the bout, a Michigan victory over the In-
5-3. dian acrobats this Monday at Ill-
The second match of the after- inois.
oon that Indiana won on riding 1 1

ime was the 155 pound attrac- LAST WEEK, Illinois soundly
ion. Michigan's Phil Carlson trounced a strong Ohio State ag-
lashed with Simon Prizant of gregation with Jack Dolan sweep-
diana in a powerful demonstra- ing two thirds of the first place
ion of aggressive wrestling. The events and most of the seconds
tra-point stipend for riding time won by his team. The situation
ave the match to Prizant, 8-7, would not be half bad if Dolan
nd provided the necessary incra- were the only man the Wolverines
ent to put the Indiana club far had to fear, but it seems that
xnough ahead to win despite the trouble comes in droves.
ower-surge of the Wolverines in
he last three matches. Known as a "team of sopho-
- more sensations". the Illini
boast of two more turners who,
ayvees Seek combined with Dolan, provide
a terrific one, two, three punch
that will worry opposing teams
for years to come.
Punch two and three of the
The Michigan Jayvee five will ecmbination are Jack Sharp and
y to even up a two game series Holly Echols, who excel in their
hen they play the Lawrence Tech respective fields.
B" team at 2 p.m. Monday in rsetv ils
etroit.
Last Monday the Wolverine ALTIOUG 'I'61 THESE three are1
agers bowed to the Blue Devils the backbone of the Illini, the re-
9-49 in a hard fought game at mainder of the squad are seasoned
ost Field House. The Jayvees, lettermen who placed second in
ho have won four of their six the Conference last year.
ames to date will do their best to A victory over the Illinois out-
et back in the win column. fit could very well be a prophecy
Probable starters for coach J.T. of Michigan ending on top of
rhite are: Hall Pink and George the Big Ten heap.
oyce at forwards, Bill Eggen-
erger at center, and Jerry Burns Coach Loken will use tkc Esm c
nd Oscar Agre at the guard posi- crew that competed against In-
ions. diana last night.
FREE
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within an eight-day period to
Minnesota, Indiana, and Ohio
State. After a layoff for a week
the Boilermakers snapped out of
their losing ways and whipped
Northwestern, Illinois, Iowa, and
Wisconsin.
THE PACEMAKERS on the
Purdue quintet are guard-forward
Howie Williams and center Andy
Butchko. Williams is presently
fourth in the Big Nine scoring
race with a total of 134 points-
just four less than league-leader
Bob Raidiger of Ohio State.
Butchko has scored 98 points to
place him ninth in the Confer-
ence.
Michigan will be out to ac-
coimplish two things when theyV
tip-off against the Boilermakers
tomorrow. First, they want to
avenge the setback they re-ceiv-
ed from Purdue early in the sea-
son, and second the Maize and
Blue must win to stay in eon -
tention for the Conference title.
In the first game Michigan
played a team of iron men, with
Taube using the same five players
throughout the entire game. Wil-
liams, Butchko, Captain Norris
Caudell, and Bill Berberian and
Norm Greiner at guards played
the whole 40 minutes.
THE SAME FIVE is scheduled
to start tomorrow night with the
possible exception of Greiner.
Either Julius Ritter or Bill Banks
may get the nod from Taube.
Remembering the perform-
ances of some of the men who
have seen little action since the
first Purdue contest, Coach Er-
nie McCoy may make frequent
use of some of the shorter men
on his squad.
Playing teams that have had a
wealth of height, McCoy has been
unable to use anything under six
feet for over a month. But the
Boilermakers are not particularly
long in this department which
maly give more of the Wolverines a
chance.
IN THE GAME at Lafayette,
Bill Mikulich and Bill Doyle were
outstanding during the time they
were in the game. Michigan trail-
ed by 11 points at the end of the
first half, but with these two Wol-
verines combining their efforts
with Hal Morrill, Pete Elliott and
Leo VanderKuy, Michigan knotted
the count at 27 apiece with the
period about half over.
Coach McCoy put his regulars
back in the game at this point,
but they couldn't match the ef-
forts of the Purdue five and ended
up on the short end of the score.

.irvj so a
No Threat
To Natators
With fourteen, straight dual
meet victories under their belts,
Matt Mann's mermen prepare to
entertain Minnesota's so-so tank-
men at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in the
I-M pool.
THE GOPHERS, with only
three returning lettermen and a
couple of good sophomores to
boast of, are strictly in the tune-
Everyone interested in try-
ing out for the golf squad, in-
Coach Bert Katzenmeyer Tues-
day, Fe~b. 22, at 4 p.m., on the
I-M golf driving range.
up class as the Wolverines prepare
for next Saturday's "big one" with
Ohio State.
I Best of the Gopher tankmen
is probably Roger Ahlman, a
backstroker who may be good
enough to cop a fifth in the
Big Nine meet.
Breaststroker Mel Ivonen also
figures to pick up points for Min-
neasota, having been down to 2:30
in his specialty.
MANN WILL ONCE again make
liberal use of second stringers as
he seeks to get a further line on
talent for the trip to Purdue.
Bernie Kahn and Bob Sohl will
be the only Wolverine regulars
sure of seeing action.
flXCIrs uin Chcago
For Golde Gloves
CIHICAGO-(P)-Golden gloves
boxers from 39 centers in 26 states
began converging yesterday for
the opening of the 22nd annual
tournament of champions in the
Chicago Stadium Monday night.
These amateur swingers, proven
the best in more than 500 cities,
towns, villages and crossroads that
make up the vast golden glove
territory, will be in action three
nights to reduce the field for the
finals March 4. Teams will be in
the competition from as far as
California in the west and Ten-
nessee in the Southeast.
"KEEP A -HEAD
OF YOUR HAIR"1
A well-groomed appearance is
an asset.
The DASCOLA BARBERS
Liberty off State

N E E D L, E W 0 R K A R T _.. Margaret Dave finishes 0118
,of her pictures trade of stitched scraps of costumes in London.

Cr .0 N C; R E.S.S. M A. N.. FAR M ER- Rep. Fn d. L. C'rtw-
ford (R-Alieh.) and his son, "Skip," 15, discuss the drir's nexts
activity on their farm at Oxen Bill, :old., 11 wiles from Washington.

M I SS AUSTRAL I A - Miss Beryl James noses at the
ocean's edge near Sydney, her home, 'after being chosen "Miss
Australia," winning a wardrobe and a six-months' tour of world.

B U T C H' A T H 0 M .-r Chicago's recent snow re-
minded some animals at the Brookfield Zoo of their Arctic homes.
"Butch," the seal, romps over snow-covered rocks.

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