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Wrestlers, Trackmen Second in Big Tee

n eets

Nelson Lightweight Champ;
OSU Wins First Mat Title

* * *

':~ * *

Illinois Takes Track Crown;
Hoover, McEwen Winners


Special to The Daily
EVANSTON, Ill. - Ohio State
won its first Western Conference
wrestling title in history yester-
day afternoon at Northwestern's
Patten Gym, as Michigan's Wol-
verines placed second and Michi-
gan State a close third despite
Larry Nelson's victory in the 123-
pound class.
L Ohio scored 26 points, the Maize
d Blue totalled 20 and the Spar-
tans amassed 19 tallies.
* 4 4'

p1laza of Purdue as Big Ten light-
w e i gh t champion when he
whipped B ill Buckingham of
Iichigan State, 3-1. Nelson se-
cured his crown in the second
period when he escaped and scored
i takedown for the winning mar-
gin. Buckingham managed an es-
gape in the final period.
Despite a sore arm which was
jenclosed in a rubber cast
throughout the meet, the Wol-
verine lightweight star won as
expected, winning four bouts in
the two day meet to take the ±
Jack Gallon, Michigan sopho-
more star at 130 pounds was de-
eated in the finals in a 5-3 heart-
'breaker. Gallon lost to Dick
Picard, Illinois mat veteran, via
two riding time points.
I * *
tyiarkers in the final period on a
takedown to make the running
score, 3-3, but th superiority of
Picard in the first six minutes
won the bout for the Champaign
Picard's win was somewhat in
;the nature of an upset since
Gallon had defeated the Illini
ace, 5-3 in Ann Arbor during a
dual meet last month.
In a 157 pound match, Michigan
captain Bill Stapp was beaten by
Don Ryan, defending champion
from Wisconsin, 10-6. In spite
of a game battle by Stapp, two
takedowns in the first period by
the Wisconsin Star, who rates as
one of the best wrestlers at any-
weight in the nation, assured the
* * *
better matches of his career in a
valiant effort to take the 157
pound toga from the strong
shoulders of the Badger great.
The Wolverines won one third
place and one fourth place in
the consolation bouts.
In the light heavyweight match,
Joe Planck became third place
winner as he beat Ohio State's
Jack Milligan, 6-1, with a three
point rally in the final three min-
utes, Planck dominated the match
all the way to win his first Con-
ference medal.
JOE SCANDURA, wrestling in
the 137 pound consolation bout,
lost to Joe Dibello of Michigan
gtate, 5-0, and had to be content
with fourth place.
Ohio State's victory was as-
Isured when the Buckeyes fin-
ished second in the 137, 167
pound classes and won champ-
Late Scores
Vanderbilt 61, Kentucky 57
North Carolina State 67, Duke
Toledo 70, John Carroll 57
Columbia 63, Penn 58
NYU 61, Fordham 60
Navy 61, Army 58
Cornell 53, Princeton 52
Western Michigan 86, West-
ern Reserve 70
Nebraska 46, Oklahoma 44
Oklahoma Aggies 50, St. Louis
U. 29
Penn St. 69, Pitt. 44
Harvard 59, Yale 55 (over-
Dartmouth 69, Brown 68
St. Bonaventure 74, Villanova
69 (overtime)
Wyoming 50, Utah St. 49
Marquette 55, Notre Dame 50,
De Paul 94, Ohio State 67


ionships in 147 and heavyweight
and took third in the 130 pound
In the biggest upset of the day',
Ohio's Bryce Keough upended de-
fending champion Jack Moreno
from Purdue, 1-0 in the day's best
match. Keough scored the win-
ning point with an escape late in
the second period.
* * *
OSU'S SECONDS came at 137
where Ron Lax lost to defending
champion, Chuck Farina of Pur-
due, 3-2 and at 167 where Fred
McClean was dropped by George
Bender of Michigan State, 5-2.
T h e Buckeye heavyweight
champ, Bill Miller took his sec-{
ond straight Conference cham-
pionship, pinning Joe Paulson
of Iowa with a cradle in 1:00
Miller was voted outstanding
wrestler of the tournament.
Michigan State won two Con-
ference crowns, Bender at 167 and
Gene Gibbons at 177. Gibbons'
edged out Martin Schwartz of Illi-
nois, 3-2 for the diadem.
* * *
ILLINOIS finished fourth in the
meet with 16 points, followed by
Purdue, 11, Iowa and Wisconsin
8, Minnesota 6, Northwestern 5,
and Indiana 0. Purdue was de-
fending champion.

DOUBLE WINNER-Captain Don Hoover of Michigan's track
team won both high and low hurdle events in the Big Ten Meet at
Champaign yesterday.

M' Disqualification in Medley Relay
Gives Iowa Swimmers 48-43 in

special to The Daily
IOWA CITY - Disqualification
in the 300-yard medley relay
meant the difference between vic-
tory and defeat here last night
for the Michigan swimming team,
as 'Iowa's power in the sprints
swept the Hawkeyes to a 48-43
The Wolverines won the medley
by two yards, but backstroker
Bernie Kahn was called for a
missed turn and Iowa took the
event for the record books.
* * *
FOR MICHIGAN, the breast-
stroke - backstroke - distance com-
bination of Johnny Davies, Bernie
Kahn, and Wally Jeffries kept the
Wolverines close on the heels of
Dave Armbruster's crew.
Davies won the breast stroke
ahead of teammate Stew Elliott
in 2:21.2, and also swam on the
Ill-fated medley team.
Kahn turned in his best per-
formance of the season, with a
well-paced win in the 200-yard
backstroke. His time was 2:20.9,
with Michigan's Dick Howell close
* * *
JEFFRIES was the big point
man for Matt Mann's improving
splashers. He took the 440 in
4:53.5, swam a near dead heat in
the 220 to place second, and an-
Red Wings Tip
Canadiens, 3-I
The league-leading Detroit Red
Wings retained their four-point
edge in the National Hockey
League race last night by downing
the Montreal Canadians, 3-1, be-
fore 14.453 fans in Montreal.
Montreal drew first blood
when Mosdell slipped one by the
Red Wings' Terry Sawchuk
midway in the first period.
With less than six minutes re-
maining in the period, however,
Gordy Howe tied it up for De-
Glen Skov, Detroit rookie, broke
th2 tie at 7:41 of the third period
by caging Ted Lindsay's rebound.
Defensemen Red Kelly added the
clincher in the final minute when
he fired the disc into an open net
after Montreal took out its goalie
in an effort to pull even. This
ended the scoring for the night
with the Red Wings on top, 3-1.

chored the second-place 400-yard nual Big Ten championships, with

relay team.l
Iowa's great Ed (Rusty) Garst
turned in a superlative perform-
ance. His wins in the 50 and
100-yard free style races were
important threads in the victory
tapestry for the hawkeyes, and
his anchor leg on the 400-yard
free style relay pushed them to
a new conference record-unof-
ficial since the mark was not
made in the Big Ten meet-of
Iowa's Otto (Bunny) Broeder, a
sophomore who is figured to give,
Ohio State's diving corps some
trouble next weekend in the con-
ference meet, edged out Michi-'
gan's Frank Keller in that event
with 342.7 to 335.4. Michigan's
Jim Hartman was second.
* * *
their dual meet season with the
Hawkeye meet, and now have a
record of five wins and three loss-
es. Mann's swimmers travel to
Minneapolis this week for the an-

NCAA competition scheduled for
the following week.
* * *
by Iowa (no time - Michigan won
but was disqualified).
220-YARD FREE STYLE - Won by
Labahn, (I); 2-Jeffries, (M); 3-By-
berg, (M). Time: 2:11.7.
Garst, (1); 2-Labahn, (I); 3-Neisch,
(M). Time: 51.9.
by Davies, (M); 2-Elliott, (M); 3-
Johnson, (I). Time: 2:21.2.
DIVING - Won by Broeder, (I),
342.7; 2-Keller, (M), 335.4; 3-Hart-
man, (M), 298.0.
Kahn, (M); 2-Howell, (M); 3-Web-
ster, (1). Time: 2:20.9.
440-YARD FREE STYLE - Won by
Jeffries, (M); 2-Leengren, (M); 3-
Watson, (1). Time: 4:53.1.
Garst, (I); 2-Nicholson, (1); 3-Mar-
tin, (M). Time: 23.5.
Won by Iowa (Mana, Labahn, Nichol-
son, Garst); 2-Michigan (Martin, By-
berg, Neisch, Jeffries). Time: 3:28.7
(new pool and varsity record; also
breaks Big Ten record unofficially).

Special to The Daily
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois,Z
showing unexpected strength and1
balance in all events, ran off with
the Big Ten track and field1
championships held in the im-
mense Illinois Armory here yester-
day by scoring a total of 50%
Michigan's Wolverines, over-
coming a couple of bad breaks
along the way, pulled up fast in
the final events to come in sec-
ond with 33 points. Michigan State
College was third with 28 points
in their first conference track
competition. Ohio State with 26%
points, and Indiana with 26/ were
close behind. ;
FINISHING UP the field in or-
der of placing were Purdue, Wis-
consin, Iowa, Northwestern, and
Illini Don Laz turned out to be1
the top performer of the two-dayI
meet by setting a new record of
14 feet 8 inches in the pole vaultI
and winning the broad jump
with a leap of 23'3%" set in the
preliminaries Friday night.
Wolverine Don Hoover and Len
Truex, the OSU flash were the
other double winners. Hoover won
both the low and high hurdles, his
times being a excellent :08.7 in
the highs and :08.1 in the lows.
Truex won the battle of the top
American College milers by eight
yards as he defeated Don McEwen
in the Conference record-tieing
time of 4:10.4.
The Buckeye then came back to
win the half-mile race in a very
close finish over Don Makielski of
MSC and Lawton Lamb of Illinois
in 1:55.4.
* * *
attempt to double, McEwen never-
theless put on the top performance
of his career in running both the
mile and two mile within an hour's
time. After running the mile in
4:11.0, the Canadian ace repeated
as top Big Ten two-miler by lap-
ping half the field and winning by
125 yards over his nearest competi-
tor in the excellent time of 9:10.7.
In winning the title for the
twelfth time in the forty-one
years the Conference meet has
been held, the Illini piled up five
first places, a tie for first, two
seconds and a third to exempli-
fy their all-around power,
Only Michigan could approach
this display of top placings, and
lack of depth and balance cut
short any chances the Wolverines
had. Two tough breaks, the dis-
qualification of Chuck Whiteaker
in the 880, and the tripping of Van
Bruner on the last hurdle of the
low hurdles semis also put a crimp
in Michigan's hopes.
Jesse Thomas, trying to do
what few men in Conference
history had ever hoped to ap-
proach, ended up with twelve
points in his four events. Not
since the great Lloyd Duff of
OSU had qualified in four events
in 1948 had the conference seen
such a versatile star as the
Spartan, who placed second in
both hurdle events, third in the
60 yard dash, and fifth in the
broad jump.
Other first place winners includ-
ed Illinois' fabulous sophomore
sprinter, Joe Gonzales, in the 60
yard dash. Panamanian Circilo
McSween paced the 440 field in
what was the top race of the day,
considering both closeness of the
finish and time.
* * *
the event with the excellent time

of :48.8. Gene Cole of OSU was
just four feet behind, and Badger
Leroy Collins, Gary Scott of Iowa,
Howie Kunz of OSU and Wolver-
ine Al Rankin just feet behind in
almost a dead heat for third place.
Whiteaker and Bruner both
came back after their tough
breaks to place in other events.
Chuck was a surprise starter in
the mile, and finshed a very re-
spectable fifth in a highly com-
petitive field, while Bruner was
edged out by inches by Thomas
in the high hurdles to wind up
The Wolverines' mile relay team
put on its best performance of the
year to cinch second place for the
Wolverines. Even with a bad baton
pass intermingled with the run-
ning, the quartet finished a close
five yard second to Illinois. Both
Al Rankin, who finished his lap
with an eight yard advantage over
the field, and Joe LaRue, who
made up ten yards of a fifteen
yard deficit on the great McSween
ran terrific races.
* * *
440-YARD RUN-1, Cirilo McSween,
Illinois; 2, Gene Cole, Ohio State; 3,
LeRoy Collins, Wisconsin; 4, Gary
Scott, Iowa; 5, HowardKunz, Ohio
State. Time :48.8.

NEW YORK-Fred Wilt of the
New York Athletic Club finally
beat Don Gehrmann last night in
a mile run in 4:08.4.
After winning 39 straight races
since the 1948 Olympics, Gehr-
mann simply did not have the kick
to make up the tremendous lead
the FBI agent opened up. A big
assist to Wilt was made by Stewart
Ray of the N.Y.A.C. who led the
field for 7 of the 11 laps before a.
Madison Square Garden crowd of
7,500 watching the Knights of Col-
umbus games.
* * *
PREVIOUSLY, Gehrmann had
whipped Wilt 8 straight times this
season. But this time Wilt was
not to be denied.
In another event at the K. of
C. meet,, Bob Richards pole-
vaulted 15 feet 1/8 inch. It was
the third time Richards has
cleared 15 feet.
PHOENIX-Joe DiMaggio broke
the calm of the New York Yankees'
spring training camp yesterday by
announcing that the 1951 season

Hoover, Michigan; 2, Jesse Thomas,
Michigan State; 3, van Bruner,
Michigan; 4, William Taylor, Indiana;
5, Joel McNulty, Illinois. Time :08.7.
SHOT PUT-1, Clifton Anderson,
Indiana, 53 feet, 3Y/2 inches; 2, Mar-
vin Berschet, Illinois, 49 feet, 91/4
inches; 3, John Roberson, Indiana,
49 feet, 1% inches; 4, John Calder-
wood, Ohio State, 48 feet, 534 inches;
5, Ted Bleckwenn, Wisconsin, 48 feet,
1 inch.
HIGH JUMP-1, Tie among Thom-
as Floyd, Illinois; James Harper, In-
diana; Ralph Schaefer, Ohio State, 6
feet, 31/ inches; 4-Tie between Gene
Decker, Illinois; Jack Weik, Iowa, 6
feet, 2% inches.
BROAD JUMP-1, Don Laz, Illinois,
23 feet, 334 inches; 2, Arthur Kurtz,
Northwestern, 23 feet, 22 inches; 3,
Robert Henard, Iowa, 23 feet, 1/4 inch;
4, Ron Soble, Michigan, 22 feet, 10%
inches; 5, Jesse Thomas, Michigan
State, 22 feet, 8% inches.
TWO MILE RUN-1, Don McEwen,
Michigan; 2, Robert Dellinger, Indi-
ana; 3, James Urquhart, Wisconsin;
4, George Brananm, Indiana; 5, Wal-
ter Deike, Wisconsin. Time, 9:10.7.
880 YARD RUN-1, Leonard Truex,
Ohio State; 2, Donald Mlakielski,
Michigan State; 3, Lawton La'mb, Il-
linois; 4, Stacey Siders, Illinois; 5,
Benjamin Sheaffer, Purdue. Time,
Hoover, Michigan; 2, Jesse Thomas,
Michigan State; 3, Richard Henson,
Michigan State; 4, William Taylor,
Indiana; 5, Robert Mastrovitch, Pur-
due. Time, :08.1.
POLE VAULT-I, Don Laz, Illinois,
14 feetES inches; 2, Dick Coleman, Il-
linois, 14 feet, 3 inches; 3, Thomas
Carroll, Minnesota, 13 feet, 8 inches;
4, Tie among Dick Calisch, Illinois;
Edward Brown, Indiana; William
Bruney, Ohio state; Jerry Welbourn,
Ohio State, 13 feet, 4 inches. (New
Western Conference record. Old rec-
ord, 14 feet, 33/ inches, Don Laz, Illi-
nois, 1950.)
ONE MILE RELAY-1, Illinois
(Wayne Nast, Hunter Gilbertson,
Roger Swank, Cirilo McSween), 2,
Michigan, 3 Purdue, 4 Ohio State, 5
Michigan State. Time, 3:21.3.

may be his last in a Yankee uni-
The great centerfielder, who
draws $100,000 a year, tempered
his announcement by adding:
"That's the way I feel right now.
Maybe I'll feel different later on."
* * * V
"I'D LIKE TO hang up my spikes
while I'm on top," he said. "I
don't intend to stay in baseball
when I do quit. I'm not interested
in coaching or managing. I have
as many offers to go into other
lines of business when I'm through
as a player."
S * *
Ferrier, big Australian, laid a
soft hand on his putter again
yesterday and shot his third
great round in the $10,000 St.
Petersburg Open Golf Tourna-
Ferrier carded a 5-under par 66,
which, coupled with his previous
rounds of 64 and 69, gave him a
3-round total of 199 and a 5-stroke
edge over his nearest competitor,
Bob Toski.

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Captain Frank Dolan, Western
Conference all-around champion,
led the Illinois gymnasts to a
64-32 win over Michigan at the
Intramural Building last night.
Dolan, who scored 19 of his
team's 64 points, was first on the
high bar and the parallel bars,
second on the side horse and third
on the flying rings.
** *
Irvin Bedard scored 287 out of a
possible 300 points, utilizing the
difficult back double twisting som-
ersault and the two-and-one-half
twist in his routine.
The trampoline event, evi-
dently the favorite of the esti-
mated twelve hundred specta-
tors at the meet, developed into
a close contest between Ed Bu-
chanan, Michigan captain and
holder of the NCAA trampoline
crown, and Bruce Sidlinger, out-
standing Illinois performer. Bu-
chanan took first place; Wol-
verine Stick Davidson placed
The only event in which the
Wolverines outpointed the visitors

was the side horse. Jeff Knight
was first, Bob Checkley second
and Con Ettl fifth.
* * *
who placed were Ettl and Check-
ley on the high bar, Ettl and Wal-
ly Niemann on the parallel bars,
Ettl and Mills on the flying rings
and Ettl and Don Hurst in tum-
Ettl was the top Wolverine
scorer with 12 points.
Illinois, 1950 NCAA and con-
ference gymnastics title holder,
is expected to retain both titles
this year.
Charley Pond, Illinois coach,
praised Buchanan and Ettl highly,
but expressed regret that his team
was not in top form because of a
hard meet against Michigan State
on Friday night.
* * *
ken, too, was pleased with the
showings of Ettl and Buchanan
and with the side horse results.
The meet was true to form, with
Illini depth and polish accounting
for the rather one-sided results.

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