M', Illini Dominate
lichigan Qualifies Seven
In Big Ten Track Trials
Wolverines Place Space,
Stapp in Wrestling Final
Leads Mat Fiek
By BILL CONNOLLY
(Special to The Daily)
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Wol-
arines led the qualifiers here last
4ght by placing 10 men in the
-reliminaries o f t h e hurdles,
broad-jump, 880, 440, and 60 yard
dash to rank as the number one
challenger for the Big Ten Track
and Field Indoor Title.
Powerful Illinois was close be-
hind, qualifying 9, and Purdue fol-
lowed with seven men. Northwest-
ern, Ohio State and Wisconsin
tied with five qualifiers and Min-
nesota placed four runners.
* * *
FIVE OF the 10 places earned
by Michigan came in the hurdles,
with Jim Mitchell and Don Hoov-
BOB VOKAC, Night Editor
er qualifying in both the highs
and lows and Wally Atchison also
placing in the highs.
Sophomore Bruno Boelster
got as far as the semi-finals of
the lows, but was eliminated in
a fast heat of the semis. The
high hurdlers must get past
semi-final heats scheduled for
today, before running in the fi-
nals, while Hoover and Mitchell
are two of the six men slated to
run in the finals of the lows to-
Running in an unheated field
house, the runners were warming
up wrapped in football parkas and
blankets, as the mercury hovered
in the vicinity of 60 degrees.
IN THE half-mile, the Wolver-
ines quilified George Jacobi and
Sophomore Ciuck Whiteaker, who
ran second to Wisconsin's Don
Gehrmann in the fastest heat of
Gehrmann, last year's cham-
pion, was clocked in 1:56 flat,
and Whiteaker was close on his
Jacobi finished second to Law-
ton Lamb of Illinois, who was
clocked in 1:58.
OTHER WOLVERINE qualifi-
ers are Art Henrie in the 60 yard
da'sh and Eck Koutonen and Bob
Fancett, both in the broad jump.
The Michigan jumpers were
the fifth and sixth placers, res-
pectively but will get a chance to
advance on the Illini's Don Laz
wnd Captain Lou Irons, who
placed just ahead of them, when
the finals are contested today.
Michigan's prospects brighten-
ed when Irons injured his spurred
heel in his final qualifying jump
last night. He was expected to win
the high jump and rank higher in
the broad-jump, but with Irons'
heel injury aggravated, Ed Jones
of Purdue looms as a strong con-
tender for the high jump crown.
Other best qualifying perform-
ances were turned in by Iowa's
hurdler Russ Merkel who ran :08-
flat in the lows and :08.8 in highs
to pace the contestants in both
NEW YORK - (P) -- Jersey
Joe Walcott celebrated his return
to Madison Square Garden last
night by stopping wild swinging
Omelio Agramonte of Cuba in 2:11
of the seventh round of a sched-
uled ten-rounder. Walcott, a 1 to
4 favorite, outweighed his foe 198
Making his first fighting ap-
pearance in the Palace of Sock;
since he almost lifted Joe Louis'
heavyweight crown on Dec. 5, 19-
47, the 36-year-old veteran from
Camden, N. J., floored his crude
opponent five times. Two of the
knockdowns came in the seventh
when referee Jack Watson wisely
stopped the uneven contest.
'M' Wins 400-yard Freestyle
Relay;_Mann Takes 220 Race
For 9m3 Win
Buford Still One
Point off Record
By JIM PARKER
In one of the rowdiest hockey
games to be seen in Ann Arbor
in many a moon, Michigan's Wol-
verines blasted out a 9-3 victory
over Michigan Tech before a
near-capacity crowd at the Coli-
seum last night.
Between the numerous scuffles
that saw but ten penalties in-
flicted by the referees, right wing
Gil Burford posted two goals to
bring his season's total to within
one of Gordie McMillan's record
* * *
NEIL CELLEY, Len Brumm and
Eddie May each ruffled the nets
twice as the Wolverines chalked up
their 19th win of the year and
their second straight over the
Huskies, the only American team
to beat Michigan this season.
May opened up the barrage
against the Engineers' goal at
3:41 when he sank a screen
shot from inside the blue line.
Assists went to Brumm and
At 8:26 Brumm followed up Bur-
ford and Celley's two-man break-
away to drill the puck past goalie
Jack Noblet on Celley's rebound.
WITH LOU PAOLATTO and
Huskie Ten Olson both off the ice
for high sticking, Tech narrowed
the margin to 2-1 on Mike Sulen-
tich's goal at 14:00.
Then Burfordracked up his
first goal of the evening at 19:26
after taking Brumm's pass from
behind the nets and batting the
puck high into the rigging.
Keyes also assisted the play.
The second period featured
puck tight defensive play until
Burford converted on Celley's
goal-mouth pass at 12:48. Five
minutes later Wally Grant caught
Marmo's pass and breezed the
disk past Noblet.
* * *
ENTERING the ice for the third
period without the services of
Marmo, who was banished for
brawling, the Wolverines sand-
wiched an unassisted goal by
Brumm between two Engineer tal-
lies before swamping the Huskies
with a three-goal outburst.
Celley scored at 10:57 on a pass
from Paolatto and six minutes
later finished off a passing act by
Paul Pelow and Bob Heathcott.
May wound up the scoring at
18:15 when he took a picture pass
from Keyes and sifted the disc
through Noblet from the left side.
The final game of the series will
begin tonight at 8:30.
DO YOU KNOW . . . . that
George Stirnweiss of the New York
Yankees won the AL batting
championship in 1945 with an av-
erage of only .308?
By CY CARLTON
(Special to The Daily)
IOWA CITY-Michigan's wres-
tlers could do nothing to stop the
march of Purdue's Boilermaker
to their third consecutive Western
Conference Title, last night, de-
spite the fact that two Wolver-
ines qualified for the finals.
Two sophs, Dave Space and Bill
Stapp, are the finalists for Mich-
igan. Both won their semi-final
bouts and will compete this after-
noon for the 136 and 155 pound
SPACE WILL meet Charlie Far-
ina of Purdue for the diadem
while Stapp will battle Don Ryan
of Wisconsin, in quest of his first
Big Ten wrestling crown.
Space won his way into the
finals when he beat Warren
Jones, of Ohio State, 9-5. Wres-
tling with unaccustomed fero-
city, Space scored five points in
the final period to gain the
Stapp reached the finals the
hard way. Forced to compete in
an extra match because he was the
odd man in the nine man draw,
Stapp registered three victories to
gain the finals.
S * * * '
IN HIS OPENING match he de-
feated Iowa's Miles Benda on a
referee's decision. Later in the
afternoon he pinned Howard Dick
of Northwestern in 5:05 to gain
the semi-finals. Stapp then took
Indiana's Simon Prizand, 6-2, and
thus earned the right to compete
for the championship.
Four Michigan men reached
the semi-finals but only Stapp
and Space survived.
In the 121 pound class, Byron
Deal won his way to the semi's by
defeating Wisconsin's John De-
Witte. Dean later fell by the way-
side when he lost to Mike Tatone
of Minnesota, 4-3, in a close
match. Dean also lost his conso-
lation match to Iowa's Manny
Macius, by a pin in 3:36.
* * *
JIM SMITH, Michigan Captain,
reached the semi-finals of the 145-
pound clash but was eliminated
121 pounds: Tatone (Minneso-
ta) decisioned Dean (Michigan)
4-3. Plaza (Purdue) decisioned
Carlin (Indiana) 6-2.
128 pounds: Rice (Minnesota)
decisioned Carman (Iowa) 13-3.
Patacsil (Purdue) decisioned R.
Brabender (Indiana) 3-1.
136 pounds: Space (Michigan)
decisioned Jones (Ohio State) 9-
5. Farina (Purdue) decisioned
Zastrow (Minnesota) 7-3.
145 pounds: Keough (Ohio
State) decisioned Smith (Michi-
gan) 4-0. Moreno (Purdue) de-
cisioned Dwyer (Illinois) 5-4.
155 pounds: Stapp (Michigan)
decisioned Prizant (Indiana) 6-2.
Ryan (Wisconsin) decisioned
Schwartz (Illinois) 5-0.
165 pounds: Van Cott (Purdue)
decisioned Gaumer (Illinois) by
referee's decision, after score
tied 6-6. McLean (Ohio State) de-
cisioned Lessl (Wisconsin) 3-1.
175 pounds: Scarpello (Iowa)
decisioned Dasso (Purdue) 7-1.
Ragouzis (Northwestern) deci-
sioned Vohaska (Illinois) by ref-
eree's decision, after score tied
Heavyweight: Nomellini (Min-
nesota) decisioned Perrin (Iowa)
6-3. Miller (Ohio State) threw
l Ford (Northwestern) in 8:58.
when he was shut out by Ohio
State's Bryce Keough, 4-0. Smith
neat Wisconsin's Paul Peterson,
4-3, to gain the semis.>"::rr:>::r
Jack Powers, attempting to
defend his 165 pound title, was
knocked out by Purdue's Walde-
mer Vancott in the elimination
bouts, 7-3. Vancott has been
runner-up in the 175 pound
class two times.
In a 175 pound bout, Joe Planck
lost a 2-1 decision to Illinois' Bill BILL STAPP
Vohaska. Planck lost the decision . quite decisively
on a riding time point.
Season's Final Hardwood Tilt
Matches Wolverines, Purdue
By TED PAPES uniform. He is on the brink
Michigan and Purdue. close out becoming the team's top poi
the current basketball season at maker for the fourth consecuti
Yost Fieldhouse tonight with both year. Last season he was an al
teams battling to escape the West- Conference forward.
ern Conference's cellar.
Game time is 7:30. He and McIntosh and Morril
* awere members of the champion
THE BOILERMAKERS and ship 1947-48 combination.
Wolverines enter the contest with Although Purdue has won or
identical records of three games nine of 21 starts so far it cann
won and eight lost in Big Ten be regarded lightly. In an ear
traffic. One of Michigan's set- season meeting with Bradley, t:
backs was accomplished by Pur- Boilermakers emerged with a 7
due at Lafayette last month by 65 decision. Since then Bradl
a score of 61-53. has surged to the position of tl
country's best basketball team.
A trio of seniors has been the Most recent accomplishment
backbone of the visiting team the visiting quintet was a 55-
all season. They are Howard conquest of Minnesota, a tes
Williams, guard and leading which has -defeated Michig
scorer, Dick Axness, forward and twice.
most accurate sharpshooter, and The host quintet will be fig-
Andy Butchko at center. ing to snap a losing streak whi
Sophomore Carl McNulty will extends through its last five 10
display his ball-handling talents at contests.
one forward while Norm Greiner
is slated to team with Williams
at the other guard position.
THE LATTER was a first team
selection among the all-Big Ten
nominations by International'
News Service this week. Butchko
received honorable mention.
Wolverines Mack Supruno-
wicz and Leo VanderKuy also
were singled out by INS for
their performances inebearing
the team's scoring burdens.I
Tonight's clash marks the end
of five Michigan hardwood car-
eers. Seniors who will play for the MEMORIAL CH RISTlAI
last time are Suprunowicz, Hal
Morrill, Don Macntosh; Iry Wis- (Disciples of Christ)
niewski and Al Martin. Hill and Tappan Streets
* * * Rev. Earl Grandstaff, Acti
SUPRUNOWICZ, the captain in Howard Farrar, Choir Dire
his fourth campaign, has woven 9:45 AM.: Student Clss.
a brilliant record in a Wolverine 10:50 A.M.: MorningCWorsl
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score by placing fifth. This event
meant 11 points for the Maize and'
MICHIGAN picked up a juicy
twelve points when Dave Neisch
touched out Iowa's Rusty Garst
to give the Wolverines the 400-
yard free style relay. Charlie Moss
was slightly behind OSU's Herb
Kubayashi at the end of the first
leg. But Dove Tittle and Dick Mar-
tin swimming excellent legs, made
up the deficit and gave anchor-
man Dave Neisch a narrow lead.
Garst made a strong bid in the
stretch but Neisch outlasted him
and brought home the bacon in
3:31.5. Ohio's relay squad of Ko-
bayashi, Frank 'Dooley, Bruce
Ransom and Chuck White took
third with Wisconsin and Min-
nesota bringing up the rear.
The 50-yard free style was won
by Garst of Iowa in the time of
23.6. The best Ohio State's entry,
Kobayashi, could do was salvage,
a fifth, surprising, to say the least.
Second place went to Purdue's
Chuck Thomas with Jim Erkert of
Northwestern, and John Rebney
of Minnesota taking third and
JACK TAYLOR, who smashed
the record for the 1500-meter
event on Thursday, became the
first double winner when he won
the 150-yard back stroke in 1:33.4.
Everett Brooks of Purdue took sec-
cond and Buckeye Bill Sonner of
OSU placed third.
Bud Dunlop won the 200-yard
breast stroke for the Boilermak-
ers in 2:19.9, just touching out
Iowa's Bowen Stassforth. Jose
Balmores came in third for Ohio
while Michigan's two entries,
John Davies and Stew Elliott
garnered fourth and fifth.
The championships continue to-
day with preliminaries in the aft-
ernoon at 2:30 p.m. and the finals
tonight at 8:30.
TODAY'S EVENTS are the high
board fancy diving, the 100-yard
backstroke, 100-yard b r e a s t
stroke, 100-yard freestyle, 440-'
yard freestyle,h150-yard individual
medley and the 300-yard medley
Tickets are still on sale for
today's sessions at the price of
$1.50 for the evening finals and
sixty cents for the preliminaries
in the afternoon.
The scoring in the meet is six
points for the first, four for the
second, three for third, two for
fourth and one for fifth. The re-
lay scoring is' twelve points for
first, eight for second, six for
third, four for fourth and two for
Last night's showing by the
Wolverines came as a mighty
pleasant surprise to Michigan fans
and a rather rude jolt to Mike
Peppe and his Buckeyes. It was
widely expected that the Buckeyes
would make the session a runaway
but the Wolverine's surprising
strength coupled with timely wins'
by Iowa and Purdue are thus far
keeping the Ohioans from widen-
ing the gap.
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