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SATUTRDAY, FEIIUAUY 1, 1949 iE1tCGA DTV

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Nodaks

Shutter as

Wolverine

Puckmen Click, 14-7

WINDY CITY BLOWS IN:
'M' Gymnasts Host to Chicago 'oi-ighi

Gacek Pulls 11at Trick
In Free Scoring Gane
Icemeniw Raze Visitors b)V Snaring Six First
P+eriod Goals To Nab Eleventh Season Win

Pep Decisions
Saddler for
World's Title

By CAL KLYMAN'
A treat is in 'store for followers
of the gymnast trail tonight after
the swimming meet at the IM
Building when Newt Loken and
his Wolverine Acrobats play host
to the University of Chicago.
Not only are the Chicago gym-
nasts considered to be one of the
top aggregations in the country
but most of the team acts in a
unique production called the Chi-
cagoAcro-theatre which was fea-
tured in a recent issue of a widely
read national magazine.
Citizens of the "Windy City"
packed the university theatre
foi two performances and de-
inanded a third from this troupe
who crossed ballet and gymnas-
tics to create a new species of
fascinating entertainment.
This is the brand of competi-a

tion which the Wolverine tumblers This impressive list ends with
will face tonight. Gordie Levenson, trampoline ex-
Sincesthis is the first meet of pert from Hamilton, Ohio and
the season, Wolverine potentiali- Fred1 Thom))son. tumblr n aii,-

VSU-mIllini
TilIt Heads
Conference
CHICAGO--(P)--Front-running
Illinois is host to Ohio State which
still has a slim title chance tomor-
row night in the feature brush of
a four-game Big Nine basketball
program.
The Illini (6-1) will be battling }
to stay ahea4d of second-place
Minnesota (6-2) which entertains
eighth-place Iowa (1-5).
TOMORROW NIGHT'S card
aiso sends defending champion
Michigan (4-2) to Indiana andI
W isconsin (1-5) against North-
western (1-6) at the Chicago Sta-
dium.
Illinois defeated Ohio State
(5-3) in a first meeting at Co-
lumbus, 64-63, but the Buckeyes
really are buzzing at the mo-
ment with three players-Bob
Raidiger, Dick Schnittker and.
Bob Donham -- among the
League's top ten scorers.
Last Monday night, the Bucks
belted Indiana, 72-59, and last
Saturday night neatly trimmed
Minnesota, 48-39, compared with
the Gophers' only other setback of
the season, a 45-44 loss at Illi-
nois.
Michigan's appearance at In-
diana is important for the third-
place Wolverines, who apparently
hold the key to the Conference
Championship.
MICHIGAN FACES Illinois,
Ohio State and Minnesota in
three of its last four League
starts The tilts with Minnesota
Fe 19) and Illinois in a March
7 sason finale will be played at
An Arbor, giving the Wolverines
a much-desired home court ad-
vantage against the two leaders.
If the Illini hurdle Ohio
State, they may be confident of
at least a share of the confer-
ence title, with only Iowa,
Northwestern and Indiana to
meet before the Michigan wind- U
up. a a
Minnesota, after facing Iowa, t
plays Michigan, Purdue and Wis-
consin, Besides the invasion of
Michigan, the Gophers can wor-
ry about formidable Ptwrdue' b~
visit Feb. 26.
The Boilermakers from Purdue,
who- handed Illinois its only
league reversal, 55-53, at La Fay-
ette, Ind., skip Conference com-
petition tomorrow night for a
non-loop date at Michigan State.
Sharing Chicago Stadium bill- a
ing with the Northwestern-Wis- N
consin fray tomorrow, De Paul t
and Loyola will renew their sharp ,
intra-city- rivalry. Loyola (16-3) p
whipped De Paul earlier this sea-
son.

ties as a conference threat will be
reflected by their performance
with Chicago.
Coach Loken can be comfort-
ed by the return of five gym-
nasts who contributed greatly toI
Michigan's capture of third
place in the Western Conference
last year.
Besides Dick Fashbaugh, cap-
tam of the team and master of the
flying rings, Bob Schoendube, na-
tional AAU trampoline champion,
an asset to any gymnast team and
Bob Willoughby, cheerleader and
high bar extraordinaire.
In addition Tom Tillman whose
versatility is brought out in his
mastery of the flying rings, par-,
allel bar, and trampoline in whi'h
he placed a high third in the
NCAA meets last year, and Dave
Lake on the trampoline will be
the lettermen on hand for the
contest.
If potential strength in the form
of newcomers is criteria for a good
team, Michigan fans have nothing
to fear.
The lettermen are backed up
by: Jeff Knight, Glendale, Cali-
fornia high school star on the
side horse and, Pete Barthell, a
fine sophomore tumbler from
New Trier High School, Winnet-
ka, Illinois.
Edsell Buchanan who migrated
all the way from Amarillo, Texas,
where he specialized in the tram-
poline, and Bob Checkley, a local,
boy from Ann Arbor whose spe-
cialty is the siderhorse will com-1
pete.

from River Rouge, Mich.

By HERB RUSKIN
With the final score looking
more like a football result than a!
hockey game, Michigan's red hot
pucksters submerged a game but
outclassed North Dakota squad
last night, 14-7.

l
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SPOUTS

The Wolverine
in the openings

I,

four more in each
periods for their
of the season.
NINE MAIZE
sters shared in
honors divided
REGIONAI
Minnesota 5, IV
Gacek, who turnE
and added an as,
Gordie McMillai
and four assists
Michigan sta
ball of fire an
lociked like the

s blasted six goals
stanza and added DICK HURST, Night Editor
h of the other two
eleventh victory
the NCAA champs had scored
again, this time the goal going to
and Blue puck- j Bassey with assists bo Starraic and
the scoring with Owen McArdle.
between Wally Michigan stayed hot and
pumped two more tallies behind
L HOCKEY Murray before the 11 minute mark
Michigan Tech 1. of the second stanza. Grant
scored at 6:59 from Burford and
ed the "hat trick" Celley sent the count soaring to
sist, and linemate 11-3 at :08 of the stanza netting
n with one goal a shot from a scramble in front of
the Nodak net. Grant got the as-
Celtley, and Gacek whipped in one
rted out like a Celtley, and Gacek whipped in one
d for a while it Millan and Hill ac 10:29.
y couldn't be a

BOB SCHOENDUBE
... tramp champ

I f a the uweiglits
uGo 15 wounds

Hopeful 'M' Wrestlers
Clash with Iowa Today
Tucking an improved and im- handled Ed Fox of Northwestern
proving record under their belts, 5-0 in the 136 bracket. Captain
the Wolverine matmen hit Iowa Bob Betzig will be up for Iowan'
City for their third Big Nine meet Ralph Thomas in the 165 pound
of the season, as they face a bracket.
Hawkeve te mto VY .O John a

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stopped. They scored three
times before North Dakota even
could get a shot on goal,
Defenseman Dick Starrak drew
first blood for the 'M' squad with
a long screened shot at 1:25, the
assist going to Gacek. Then Gil
Burford added another, thirty sec-
onds later, on"'a high 10-footer in-
to the upper corner.
The Wolverines pierced thej
weak Nodak defense almost at
will, and Wally Grant made it
3-0 at the 7:35 mark with a beau-
tiful fake on a two man rush, the
assist going to Neil Celley.
THEN, THE TIDE turned and'
North Dakota got two quick goals,
one with the Wolverines short-
handed. Forward Jim Medved
netted the puck for the visitors at
10:22 and with Connie Hill offl
for tripping, "Ginny" Christians
closed the gap to one goal with a
tally at 11:21 high into the open
corner of the net.
Their ire raised by the North
Dakota flurry, Michigan came
back with a three goal outbreak,
setting a new 'M' record by net-
ting them within 55 seconds of
each other.
At 15:04 McMillan took the
puck on a solo dash and beat
Nodak goalie Bob Murray with a
good fake. Al Renfrew continued
with a goal from close in at 15:481
from McMillan and 11 seconds
later Len Brumm made it 6-2 on a
pass from Al Bassey.
North Dakota closed the first'
period scoring at 17:37 on a goal
by Christian from Bob Grina.
IN THE SECOND period it wasI
all Michigan with a stout Wol-

THEN BOTH teams cooled off
and played pretty. ragged hockey
until the end of the session. The
Wolverines had several good shots
on goal, but the puck just
wouldn't go in for them.
While the first two periods
saw soue excellent hockey on
the part of the Wolverines, the
third' was marked by wild rushes
which saw each team tally four
times.

NEW YORK-(/P)-Willie Pep,
his face a gory mess from cuts
around both eyes, recaptured his
World Featherweight Title from
Sandy Saddler, spindly Harlem
slasher, on a unanimous 15-round
decision tonight at Madison
Square Garden. It was a sensa-
tional form reversal of his four-
round knockout loss last October.
A jam packed mob of 19,097 who
paid $87,563 for the first Garden
sellout since 1946, roared through-
out the 15 savage rounds as the
little gamester from Hartford,
Conn., survived a furious last-
round assault by Sandy.
Wild turmoil broke out in the
Garden which was loaded with
rabid Pep fans as announcer
Johnny Addiengave thenunani-
mous decision.
Pep boxed brilliantly all the
way against his heavier punching
opponent, bouncing in and out
with his dazzling array of jabs,
hooks and right crosses.
Almost always Saddler was
moving forward, measuring Wil-
lie with unblinking eyes, but the
artful dodger from Hartford was
too much for him with his coun-
terpunching.
Time after time in the thrill-
packed brawl. Pep jabbed five or
six times to Sandy's face. The pat-
tern of the fight was an early
lead for Pep, a middle spurt by
the free - punching Sandy and
then an eye filling display of ring
craft by Willie in the final sec-
onds.
dwest Sail
Clubs Confer
Here Today

ULL SESSION
by b. s. brown, sports editor
OLD FATHER KNICKERBOCKER is still rubbing his eyes in dis-
belief.
Seven million people running around never bothered the old boy,
but the goings-on in the sports world is enough to make him pack up
and head across the Hudson for the greener fields of Jersey.
The old codger began to wonder what was happening in the
shadows of his many sky scrapers last year when Lippy Leo
Durocher took a jaunt across the Brooklyn-Manhattan straits to
replace the Jint's beloved Mel Ott, as the Polo Grounds' boss.
Dodger fans, who once cheered every antagonistic act by Loqua-
cious Leo when the two New York teams tangled> began to ride
their former idol.
And the Manhattanites, who once called the "Lip" everything
but "the guy who married Lorraine Day," hopped on the Durocher
bandwagon saying, "Mel is our boy, but he just isn't the manager
type.")
Sten gel and Bombers Unite
Casey Stengel, new MGR of the Bronx Bombers, caused a few
more of the fans and Father Knick to shake their heads. Though the
animosity between the Yankees and Dodgers never reached the pro-
portions of the battle that raged between the two National League
teams, there was no love dancing back and forth between the hor-
oughs. Yet Stengel, another ex-Dodger chieftian, wore a broad smile
when he announced he was moving into "the house that Ruth Built."
As if that weren't enough, along came the Tournament of
Champions protesting Uncle Mike Jacobs' monopoly in the boxing
world. Poppa Knick really began to blink his eyes when he saw
the programs Uncle Mike put on in Tex Rickard's gardens to off-
set the whopping shows the T of C sponsored over in Jersey.
But New York town had a chance to recover from the initial shocks
even though Frankie Frisch was finally signed to a Giant coaching
job (after he had consistently stolen the coaches' signs for two years
from his radio booth) and a couple of cage bribes were revealed.
Then came the blow which sent the old man reeling for the
count. The grid Dodgers and their AAC cousins from across the watery
border, Dan Topping's Yanks, merged into one outfit. Everyone ex-
pected the Dodgers to drop out of the loop (they were losing money)
but no one ever thought they would become half of a Yankee-Dodger
label.d
44
Wolverine Reunion Nixed
For followers of the Michigan alumni, the merger had special'
significance, because there was the possibility that two Wolverine all-
Americans would be carrying on in the pro ranks next year at Yan-
kee Stadium in an attempt to bolster the shaky status of the AAC.
But because the Chicago Hornets (nee Rockets), now operating be-
hind new financial backing, had the opportunity to grab off some of,
the Dodger players, the reunion of the two former Wolverines will

xlwgsy bu11L'11,1LW1 usu' John Powers at
last week drew their first con- Maize and Blue t
ference blood downing Northwest- hands full withI
eIn 19-9. Scarpello, if the 0
Iowa, led by veteran coach Mike j tier's eligibility ge
Howard, started the season with c ned around.
only three men who had inter- Byron Lasky will
collegiate mat experience. One ofIWolver'ines against
these was Joe Scarpello, 174! r, j i , 1 i.. th

175 for thej
will have his
Hawkeye Joe
lympic wres-
ets straight-
stand for the
Iowan Bob

pounder who was Olympic alter-
nate in that division.
Scarpello was also winner of
NCAA, NA AU, and Big Nine,
titles. He wasout of competi-
tionslast semester due to schol-
astic deficiencies but may be
back in time to compete against
Michigan.
Besides this weight group Iowa
also ..holds the strength at both
ends of the weight scale. At the
bottom end is diminutive captainj
Vern McCoy at 121 pounds and at I
the top end is Bob Geigel who I
finished third in NCAA Heavy-
weight competition.
Coach Cliff Keen's Michigan
squad was set back in both of
their Big Nine starts, but showed
great improvement. Illinois floored
the Wolverines 25-3 in the first
meet of the season, but Purdue,
ast season's Big Nine champs,
lust squeezed by with a 16-15 vic-
tory as the Michigan squad fought
back.
Phil Carlson, Maize and Blue
155 pounder will face sopho-
more George Tesla, who has
shown some fine mat work in
his first season of inter-colle-
giate play.
Bob Cunningham will come up
against Hawkeye captain Vern
McCoy in the 121 battle, while
eammate Jack Keller will work
ver George Halis in the 128
pound bracket.
Wolverine Tom Miller challenges
Ed Steinhoff who last week man-
Op

eg9e I n e heavywergn t dvision
while Michigan's Jim Smith will
handle the 145 pound post against
Iowa's Ken Keith.
Frosh Cagers
Trip Jayvees
It was a day for regrets as the l

The Midwestern Inter-Collegiate
Sailing Association will begin a
series of conferences at the Mich-
igan Union Saturdayamorning.
This is the third annual meeting
of the Midwest Sail Clubs which!
boast a membership list of all the
Big Nine schools plus Bowling{
Green, Notre Dame, Ohio Wes-
leyan, Illinois Institute of Tech-
nology and Denison.
TIHE NATIONAL Collegiate
Sailing Championship which is to
be held here June 11-12 will be
the main topic under discussion by
the group. In addition the associa-
tion will elect officers and discuss
plans for enlargement of the Sail3
Clubs at the various schools.
The National Championship Re-
gatta is something entirely new
and has all the prospects of estab-
lishing a competitive relationship
between the nation's Sail Clubs.
The Regatta will include many
tiew western clubs as well as the
old established salt water clubs of
the eastern coast.
j TURDAY EVENING the growl
ISATURDAY evening the group
will hear talks from three notable
speakers on various phases of sail-
ing.

not take place.
Bob Chappuis, the man with the arm, and Dick4Rifenburg,
the man with the hands, were the two in question. But Ray
Flaherty, new Hornet mentor, announced that he would use the -
Ssinglewing next year and he promptly picked up Chappuis, whose
training at Michigan suits hinm for the system.
It would have been interesting to watch Chappuis and Rifenburg in
action together again. Chappuis lugged the mail (he and Bob Hoern-
schmyer did it practically single-handedly) for the Flock last season,
while Rife announced that he would sign a contract with the Yanks
for the '49 and '50 seasons. Those two lads compiled quite a record"
when they played together for the glory of the Ann Arbor institution.
In the 1947 grid season, which saw Michigan undefeated in nine
games, Rife snared eight passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns.
All of the scoring flips came from Chappuis, one for 40 yards in the
Stanford tilt, another for 51 in the Hoosier rout, and the last for seven
yards in the Wisconsin battle. Yes, a reunion might have been very
interesting.
Incidentally, sketchy details of Rifenburg's contract reveal
that Topping's outfit is going to make an effort to start the
husky end on a sportscasting career, possibly with Mel Alien, the
ace Yankee announcer. And this brings up another switch in the
New York sporting scene.
Allen's sidekick, Russ Hodges, recently left the Alabama Yan-
kee's fold to take up broadcasting from a new locale - just across the
Harlem River in the Polo Grounds, where he'll replace Frisch in airing
the Giant diamond activities!
- - -t

Jayvees dropped an intersqaud
game to a fighting frosh team 35- GORDIE McMILLAN
28 yesterday. oreo. . . four assists
Though the frosh won, Jayvee *V*j
center Bill Eggenburger was thei l ist. Then Gacek added the lid to
high scorer of the day, sinking' i It iyV his "hat trick" scoring at 8:47,
five field goals for 10 points. assists going to McMillan and
Freshman Guard Jim Scala was Renfrew.
high scorer for the winning neo- verinc defense holding the Nodaks I
phytes as he collected eight count- scoreless. Goalie Jack McDonald MEDVED GOT North Dakota's
erIs. looked good on several occasions, fourth goal and then, even though
H-e also turned in one of the kicking out several tough shots.r they were a man short, Michigan
best all-around performances of 1 Michigan's offense was "on"' got two quick tallies, Burfordand
the day. Frosh forward Tom Tier- and the forwards put on a beau- Starrak netting the puck. But
nan and center Dick Williams tiful exhibition of passing. from this point it was all North
each added seven points to the Gacek got the first of his three Dakota, as they scored three more
total. igoals at 4:04 from McMillan. timnes.
The jayvees took an early lead He slipped the puck into the The two teams meet again to-
butTh twot it in thmeetoadahalto-
but lost it in the second hal as lower corner of the net on a night with game time at 8:00 p.m.
the freshman turned on the pies- screen shot. Tickets will be on s622 at th2 Coh-
sure. The jayvees were leading ath - Less than a half minute later! seurm before the game.
the half 17-12,.________________
The Freshmen came close to
duplicating their December win
which read 37-31.
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