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Lt. Glenn Davis To Return To Football Wars

Maize and Blue Icers Seek


Track Stars Shoot for Big Ten Marks

Former A ll-American
Signed by LosAngeles

To Bolster Bid for NCAA
Minnesota Aims for Revenge, .500 Rating
In Return Meetings' With High-Flying 'M'

With this week-end's schedule
of dual meets, Big Ten trackmen
are completing their competitive
warm-ups for the Western Con-
Ir ference Championships, to be held
March 3rd and 4th in the Illinois
But the 1950 indoor champion-h
ships already promise to offer one h
of the greatest fields in the his-
tWry of this track classic. Experts,
predict that at least three con-~
ference records will be broken-
competition, as announced yes-'
terday, show that exceptionally
tight competition is shaping upf
in the distance events, dashes and°
To date, three athletes have
turned in performances that, h
had they been run in the Bigf
' Ten meet, would have broken
existing records.l
Don Gehrmann, of Wisconsin,
has broken his own record of
1:53.1 for the half-mile by turn- jumps.
ing in an amazing 1:51.8 perform- tage of
ance. field ho
f* *
' IN ADDITION, the pole vault 15 feet.
record is almost certain to tumble The
under the efforts of the Illini's former
Don Laz, whd has cleared 14 feet, en, wi
four inches' in competition, and ters b
has gone ~ higher in practice record
- Th
Poor Showing Fac
In Last Bout Mich
Nets ep ie credit
wide a
MIAMI, FLA.--(P)-World of the
featherweight champion Willie Com
Pep yesterday was fined $500 and the eff
his opponent, Jimmy Warren of the thr
Brooklyn, $250, for "poor showing Wester
and lack of effort" in a 10-round Wolveri
non-title fight Wednesday.
The Miami Boxing Commission
assessed the penalties after hold-
ing up the fighters' purses over- Fordh
night. The fines were deducted Ford
before Pep's $3,000 and Warren's S
U. of1
$1,250 purses were released. Easte
BOXING commissioners at first il
threatened to make boxing history Notre
by withholding the purses entirely, Cincin
but after a hearing decided on Florid
fines instead. Duque
Don Cuddy, sports editor of the HOCK
Miami Beach Florida Sun, said Detroi
the bout was booed continuously
by many of the 3,710 spectators
who paid a gross gate of $10,625. smorro
up agai
Furgol Leas cmpe
HOUSTON-UP)-Ed Furgol, 31-
year-old cripple-armed profession- THIS
al from Royal Oak, Mich., took the con
six strokes off par yesterday for Gordie
the first round lead in the $10,000 man ar
Houston Open Golf Tournament. in the E

the Wolverine's Ralph Swarz-
McEwen has run a full 20 sed-
onds faster than the next best
two-miler, Dick Kilty of Minne-
sota, who will have to put up a
stiff battle to beat Michigan's
captain, Jus Williams, who ran
9:29 last week
* * *
PUT .MCEWEN isn't the only
Michigan athlete who is far ahead
of the, field in his specialty. Mak-
ing a brilliant comeback in the
shot-put is Charlie Fonville, the
Wolverine's former world's record
holder in thiwrevent.
Charlie's best heave, a 55 foot
effort, is five feet better than
the best of Byrl Thompson, who
currently ranks as number-two
in the weight event.
And Michigan can challenge
that ranking, oo, by entering Pete
Dendrinos, who ranks as the sec-
ond best shot-putter in Michi-
gan history. Dendrinos has consis-
tently thrown the 16-pound sphere
a distance of 50 feet.
The meets scheduled for this
week:-end are:
Ohio State at Michigan, first
event at 7:30;
Iowa, Purdue and Northwest-
ern at Illinois;
Minnesota at Wisconsin and;
Indiana at Notre Dame.

First Lieut. Glenn Davis, former
All-America gridiron star at Ar-
my, said here yesterday he would
play professional football next
autumn with the Los Angeles
Davis was notified yesterday af-
ternoon that the Army had ac-
cepted his resignation. Although
the resignation becomes effective
June 3, Davis said he would be,

free to

accept civilian employment
- *

- long shot
* * *
Laz will enjoy the advan-
f competing in his home
use, where he oncq cleared
third outstanding per-
r is Michigan's Don McEw-
hose 9:06.9 two-mile bet-
y almost four seconds the
that was set in 1940 by

DAVIS said he would leave Fort
Monroe March 1 for his home in
Except for a couple of exhibi-
tion games played for charity,
Davis has played no football, he
said, since the Army-Navy bat-
tle of 1946.
Until the professional football
season opens, Davis said he would
accept a business offer with the
Baum Folder Machine Company of
Philaddlphia. He indicated he
would be assigned to one of the
company's California branches.
* * *
ABOUT his forthcoming pro-
fessional football career, Davis
"I'll play professional football
as long as I can."
Davis said he expected to play
either right or left halfback in
the Rams' backfield which also in-
cludes Bob Waterfield.I
* * *
DAVIS was permitted to resign
from the Army under a policy per-
mitting West Point graduates to
leave the service three years after
Davis was one of the greatest
football players in West Point
history. He teamed in the back-
field with Felix (Doe) Blan-
chard, now in the Air Force.
Together, they proved an un-
beatable offensive football com-
Three times All-America, Davis
was known as "Mr. Outside."
Blanchard was "Mr. Inside."

...takes five
* *
MSC Lauds
Four Tallies
As Record
Michigan's hockey team had lit-
tle trouble disposing of a game
but woefully inexperienced Michi-
gan State sextet at East Lansing
Wednesday night.
For the Wolverines the 10-4 vic-
tory marked the third time this
season that the Michigan club has
posted a double-figure score and
br'ought the all-time record be-
tween the two schools to an even
more lop-sided 15 wins for the
Wolverines as against one defeat.

Michigan's barnstorming hockey'
club entrained yesterday for Min-
neapolis where they meet the Go-
phers tonight and tomorrow night
in the second half of a home-and-
home series.
Vic Heyliger's highly polished
ice club previously edged past the
Gophers in the two game set here
early in February, 2-1, and 6-2.
THUS FAR, Minnesota has a
season record of five wins and
seven losses. They have dropped
Michigan State four times and
Colorado once while losing to Col-
orado once, North Dakota four
times, and Michigan twice.
With the NCAA playoffs just
six games off, the Wolverines
are keenly interested in expand-
ing their 16 wins and thereby
enhancing their unofficial bid
to the Nationals at Colorado
Springs next month.
At present, Colorado, North Da-
kotA and Michigan are the main
contenders for the western divis-
ion of the national playoffs. Two
teams from the West will face two
teams from the East in the cham-
pionship series.
* * *

season to form an effective uni
but has managed to stay only
step ahead of the less experience
Michigan State Spartans in seaso.
Heylinger plans on using his
same combinations against Min-
nesota with Jack MacInnes back
in the nets after his short rresit.
MacInnes was rested during the
MSC game Wednesday night as
Paul Milanowski and Hal Downes
were utilized to give them addi-
tional experience.
Michigan's Burford - Celley
Brumm line, paces the club wit
105 points, more than twice tha
of its nearest competitor - th
Grant-Heathcott-Keyes line wit
52 points. - Next to Burford's 5
points is Neil Celley with 40 marl
ers ano Capt. Grant with 27 point
Heyliger also intends to kee
the third line of Paul Pelow, JC
Marmo and Eddie May intact wit
Ross Smith, Graham Cragg an
Louie Paolatto handling the di
fensive assignments.
Irish Gridder

ree M Trampoline Stars
ce Stiff Test From Iowans

igan's gymnastics team to-
will either confirm or dis-
a notion which is gaining
cceptance among follower
sport here.
ments have been made tc
ect that Michigan now ha:
ee best trampoliners in the
u Conference. When thE
ines travel to Madison to-


Late Scores
am 64, Georgetown 63
Hall 80, Hawaii 69
Kentucky 54, Xavier 53
rn Kentucky 54, Evans-
le 52
Dame 55, St. Louis 52
nnati 83, LIU 65
a State 74, Stetson 68
esne 59, Geneva 34
it 1, Montreal 1
for a triangular meet with
sin and Iowa, they will be
inst the stiffest trampoline
ition they will probably see
* * *
SHOULD prove or disprove
ception that Ed Buchanan,
Levenson and Tom Till-
re the best trampoline trio
Big Ten.

Buchanan is generally consid-
ered the best in the country at
the present time and he has the
titles to back up this opinion.
He holds the Big Ten, Western
Open, National AAU, and NCAA
tramp crowns in his possession.
Ed has won handily in all three
meets so far.
Levenson's improvement this
year has put him right on Bu-
chanan's tail. He came closest to
the national champ in the Indiana
meet when the performance mar-
gin was a mere seven points.
* * *
TILLMAN, a senior, is one of
the three most improved men on
Coach Newt Loken's outfit. Bu-
chanan, Levenson, and Tillman
have finished one - two - three
against Chicago, Minnesota, and
Iowa's trampoline squad is con-
sidered to be the only one which
stands a good chance of upsetting
the local threesome. No less an
authority than Coach Ralph Piper
:f Minnesota, whose acrobats trim-
med the Hawkeyes, feels that after
seeing Michigan in action Iowa
must be rated a slight edge in
the trampoline event. Big gun for
the Hawkeyes is Ed Harrison who
may give Buchanan the only ser-
ious trouble he'll have this year.

. . . big gun
Buckeye Five
Sets Sizzling
Big TenPace
Though doomed to a .500 or less
percentage in the Conference,
Michigan's cagers can salvage
some Maize and Blue prestige
Monday night if they keep their
winning Yost Field House record
intact against league-leading Ohio
Despite relatively unimpressive
marks in overall standings, Michi-
gan has 'been beaten only twice in
the friendly confines of the Field
House since Ernie McCoy took up
the coaching/ reins in 1948. And
both these losses were to McCoy's
llustrious predecessor, Oswald
"Ozzie" Cowles, and Minnesota.
* * *
BUT STOPPING the rampaging
bucks is easier said than done.
The Ohioans come to Ann Ar-
bor with a healthy Conference
leading margin, needing only a
victory over the Wolverines to
clinch the banner. They are
ranked third in the nation by
the latest AP Poll, and boast the
league's runner-up scorer in
forward Dick Schnittker.
Second only to Wisconsin's All-
American center, Don Rehfeldt,
the 6 ft., 5 in. Schnittker used dev-
astating hook shots and sure-fire
accuracy rfom the free throw line
to mesh 28 markers against Mich-
igan at Columbus earlier this year.
He is hitting 20.5 points-per-game.
* * *
IN ADDITION, Ohio State leads
the Conference in every scoring
department but free throws.
In winning 10 of 11 starts this
year, the Bucks averaged 62.5
points-per-game, and need 66
against Michigan Monday to set.
a new season's scoring mark.
Considering marksmanship, Ohio
State is in a class by itself. The
club has hit a season's average of
.353 for the 11 games, rising to
their heights against Indiana last
Monday with a .491 average.
* , * *
BOB DONHAM, Schnittker's
running mate at forward, has a
sensational .438 shooting mark to
pace the team and the league.
Ohio's bevy of records is im-
posing, but Wolverine supporters
remember a high-flying Illinois
five that proudly invaded the
Michigan stronghold in the final
game of the 1948-49 season. That
Conference champ slinked out of
Ann Arbor, victims of a crushing
23 point defeat.
Can history repeat itself?
DO YOU KNOW . .. that the New
York Giants of 1948 hit 221 home-
runs, an all-time major league rec-

DAVIS attempted to get out of
the Army in 1947. His application
to resign was personally turned
down by Kenneth C. Royall," who
then was Secretary of the Army.
After he was notified of the
rejection, Davis said:
"They make the rules. I'll have
to abide by them."
Davis, a brilliant all-around ath-
lete, has-been rated an outstand-
ing major league .baseball pros-,
SEVERAL big league clubs were'
reported interested in his services
in case he ever decided to give up
Army life. Branch Rickey, head'
man of the Brooklyn Dodgers, was
particularly sold on the young
In Los Angeles a couple of
years ago he set 4 world record
of 10.8 seconds for the 100-yard
dash in full football equipment
and' carrying a ball.
In 1944 at West Point Davis set
a modern intercollegiate scoring
record of 20 touchdowns while
pacing Army to its first national
The following year his average
net gain per play, rushing and
passing, was 11.59 yards-accepted
as a modern mark. He won the
Heisman Trophy in 1946, his last
season, as the outstanding college
football player of the year.

DESPITE the fact that . the
Spartans held the lead on two oc-
casions in the first period the
Maize and Blue six plainly was
not extending itself.
After center Earl Keyes broke
a 2-2 tie with a goal At the open-
ing of the second period even
the die-hard Spartan rootes
knew that the "picnic" was over.
They were sure of it when 71
seconds later Neil Celley challied
up his first goal of the evening.
But even the decidedly partisan
crowd was pleased at the outcome
of the game . . . four goals is the
most that the Spartans had scored
in a single game this year.
TEMPERS hit the boiling point
midway through the third period
. . . Ed May, god conked on the
noggin by a descending stick .
slightly irritated by the incident,
May whipped off his gloves and
went after the culprit.
Then the referees interceded
and issued five-minute summons
to the cooler to MSC's Joe Suar-
ez and May, who was accused of
fighting before he could land a
blow . . . Ed was also ejected
from the game, Earl Keyes serv-
ing his sentence in the penalty
Twenty seconds later Joe Mar-
mo clobbered Suarez with a high
stick . . . five minutes more . .
then the penalty box roster was
swelled to five when Lou Paolatto
and State's Don Kauppi both drew
two - minute minors for high-

MICHIGAN has a '16-3 record
with six games yet to be played,
North Dakota has a 14-4-2 record
with two games yet. remaining
while Colorado has a 14-5-1 rec-
ord, also having two games yet to'
be played.
Repeated delays in the cortple-
tion of the new Minnesota ice rink
has kept Coach Doc Romnes' Ma-
roon and, Gold sextet from much
pre-season practice and has there-
by thrown off their entire schedule
of preparation.
In addition, heavy graduation
losses left the Gophers without an
experienced goalie and adequate
* * *
CONSEQUENTLY Minnesota has
been constantly scrambling this
Publication in The Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewritten form to the Office of the
Assistant to the President, Room 2552
Administration Building, by 3:00 p.m.
en the day preceding publication
(11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
VOL. LX, No. 95
Faculty Housing Service has
been transferred from Mrs. Helen
Totman, Ext. 427, to Mr. Gordon
Hansen, Ext. 311, Rm. 1056 Ad-
ministration Bldg.
Emplofees who are eligible for
Group Insurance: ...
The University is required to
pay the premium for Group In-
surance in advance and will col-
lect your contributions monthly
in advance. If you enrolled prior
to February 1, your contribution
for February and March will be
deducted from your February pay.
Thereafter, deduction will be made
from your pay each month to cov-
er your contribution for the fol-
lowing month. Deduction will be
made from June pay to cover July,
August, and Septembercontri-

.dies of In jury
SOUTH BEND, Ind--(P)-Char-
les Raymond (Ray) Espenan, ,24-
year-old Notre Dame football end,
died late yesterday of a broken
neck he suffered in a gymnastics
Unhurt in four years of big-time
collegiate football, Espenan was
injured attempting a back flip on
a trampoline in Central High
School gymnasium here Monday :
The demonstration was part of his
practice teaching as a senior in
the Notre Dame school of physi-
cal education.
DO YOU KNOW ... Chuck Ort=
mann is nearing the all-time Big
Ten total offense record?
butions of persons paid on a ten
month basis.
Employees who are eligible for
Group Insurance:
If you were eligible for Group
Insurance on February-1, but have
not enrolled you may enroll with-
out medical examination any time
through March 3. After that date,
if you are still eligible, you may
enroll oniy after satisfying the
Prudential Insurance Company of
America that you are a good in-
surance risk.
Hopwood Contests for Fresh
men. Winning contestants will be
notified by mail before noon, Sat.,
Feb. 25.
Announcement of the winners
in the Hopwood contests for fresh-
men will be made in the Rackham
Amphitheatre, Mon., Feb. 27, 4:15
p.m. Prof. A. L. Bader will give
the talk preceding the announce-
ment of the awards. Open to the
Women students planning to at
tend the 1950 Summer Session
may apply now for housing in the
Dean of Women's office. Accom-
modations will be available in
residence halls, League houses,
sorority houses (for non-member
as well as members), and coopera-
tive houses.
The type of residence desired
should be specified at the time the
application is made. Accommoda-
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Freshmen Cagers Click on Fast Break

Boxer LaVerne Roach Dead;
Cite head jniqiies as Cause


The 1950 edition of the Wolver-
ine freshman basketball team was
put on display before the early
arrivals at a varsity home contest
for the fourth time last Monday
Coaches Dave Strack and J.T.
White sent their charges through
a regulation 40 minute intra-squad
game in which both teams were
instructed to abandon the slow,
deliberate play which usually
characterizes Michigan basketball,
and use a fast break or race-horse
type of game.
* * * .
THE GAME ended in a 55-55
tie, overtime being impossible be-
cause of the limitation on the
length of time the court was avail-
The progress of the squad is
indicated by the fact that the
Dobbs Quits
TULSA, Okla. - - Glenn
Dobbs, former University of Tulsa
All-America and Los Angeles pro-
fessional football star, gave up the
gridiron yesterday to become
sports editor of Tulsa radio station

scoring has increased in each
succeeding game. This has not
been the fault of the defense,
but instead may be attributed to
improved playmaking and shoot-
No one on this year's squad has
shown the ability that Jim Skala
displayed last season, but in over-
all strength the team is at least
the equal of last year's aggrega-
* * *
THERE is a noticeable lack of
height on the 20 man squad, for
no player exceeds 6' 4"; hardly
the proper measurement for a Big
Ten center.
Probably the most strongly
fortified position is guard where
there are four outstanding op-
erators, Mark Skarr of Barber-
ton, Ohio, Lysle Smith of Port
Huron, Harry Lauder of Bir-
mingham, and Joe Auer of De-
Shortness of stature is a strike
against both Smith and Lauder,
but they may have the ability to
overcome this handicap.
STRACK lost one of his best
forward prospects, rangy John
Jaciuk of Wyandotte, because of

scholastic difficulties, but retained
three others of about the same
calibre in Paul Geyer of Toledo,
Dave Vanderzee of Grand Rapids,
and Bill Wisner of Findlay, Ohio.
Due to the shortage of centers,
both Geyer and Vanderzee have
had to take their turn at this
Coach Strack has been very sat-
isfied with the progress the team
has made, and feels that these
intra-squad games are invaluable
in accustoming his players to the
conditions which must be faced by
those who eventually gain varsity
DO YOU KNOW . .. . That Joe
DiMaggio missed the All-Star
Baseball game only once in his ten
years in the majors? And that was
DO YOU KNOW . . . . that
about 200 colleges now offer regu-
lar instruction in rifle shooting?

NEW YORK - (/P) - LaVerne
Roach, handsgme ex-Marine box-
ing idol of Plainview, Texas, died
yesterday of brain injuries suffered
Wednesday night in a 10th round
knockout loss to Georgie Small of
The end came at 12:50 p.m. at
St. Clare's Hospital, where he had
been taken on a stretcher from
St. Nicholas Arena.
"THE PATIENT was in .a deep
coma," the hospital report read,
"and there was respiratory failure
with final cessation of heart action
due to the after effects of a cere-
bral hemorrhage and brain dam-
Huddled at the bedside in
stunned silence were the boxer's
wife, Evelyn, and his manager,
Johnny Abood, who handled
Roach's career since his days

with the Cherry Point, N.C.,
Marines. Wednesday was his
24th birthday.
The District Attorney's office
announced a full investigation of
'the fight that resulted in boxing's
first fatality of 1950. Ring Maga-
zine records show 18 fight deaths
last year, nine in the United States
of which five were pros.
Detective Lieutenant Henry
Devlin, of the New York City
police, said all persons concerned
with the bout would be questioned
at the District Attorney's office
this morning.



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