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WOLVERINE BASEBALL SQUAD WILL MAKE JAPAN

r TRIP

TRIP EXTENDS ROM
JULY UNTIL OCTOBER
Schedule For Coach Fisher's Squad
Is Now Being Arranged By I.G
Joga Otsuki

Basketball Quintet Starts Work For Game With Iowa

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SIXTEEN TO MAKE TOUR

Michigan's Varsity baseball team
will make the long contemplated
trip to the Orient this summer, it'
was announced yesterday by Field-
ing H. Yost. Present incomplete
plans call for a two and one-half
month's stay in the far ea'st, 30
days .of which will be spent in Jap-
an, during which time the Wolver-
ine nine will meet various col-
legiate teams.
A squad of 16l"players and Coach.
Fisher will probably go on the trip,
leaving the United States the lat-
ter part of July and returning early,
in October. The decision made at
the meeting marks the completion
of many months of work on this
project, during which time the Ath -
letic association has been in corre-
spondence with G. Jogi Otsuki, di-
rector of intercollegiate athletics at
Meiji University of Tokio, Japan,
at whose invitation the Michig.n.
team will make the trip.
Mr. Otsuki is now arranging the
schedule for the Varsity nine.
Series with the numerous teams
which have come into #existence
with the tremendous growth ofI
popularity of the game in Japan,
aid elsewhere in the Orient will be'
scheduled, according to reports
from Mr. Otsuki, who will take care
of the itinerary for the team from
the time it leaves the United
States.
In giving permission for the,Var-
sity to make the trip, the Athletic
Association board is following the
precedent set by Chicago, which
has been sending its baseball teams
to Japan and the far east at four
year intervals. The object of the
trip will be to promote closer rela-
tions between the Orient and the

SIX CHAMPIONS DEFEND
HONORS IN TRACK MEETI
(Special To The Daily)
Each will memories of a personal 1
triumph scored last year, six ath-
letes from four . universities will
come trooping back to the Univer-
sity of Iowa field house March 8!
and 9 intent on defense of West-
ern conference indoor champion-
ships.
Five of the men will transact
their important business upon the
track, largest indoor cinder cir-
cuit in the country, and the other
athlete will center his efforts upon
the high jump bar.!
The University of Illinois, indoor
and outdoor track champion lastl
year, will send David Abbott, twoi
miler; who cracked the indoor ree-
ord, Joe Novak, miler, and R. J.
Carr, high jumper. George Baird,
the Iowan who cracked the indoor
record, will race in the quarter
mile; and Orval Martin, Purdue,
holder of the record, will compete.
in the half mile. From. Ohio State
will come George Simpson, 60-yard
dash champion and therefore pos-
sessor of the record since Big Ten
sprinters traversed that distance
for the first time last winter.
International competition has*
been faced by Baird and Abbott
since they won their: titles. Both
were members of the American
Olympic team. Baird helped the:
Yankees to set a world's record in
the 1,600-meter relay at Amster-
dam, and Abbott was. one of. four;
Americans in the 5,000-meter run..
MANAGER. HARRIS,7
MEN LEAVE F
Stanley Harris and his first de-I
tachment of Detroit Tigers were.
en route yesterday for their spring
training site at Phoenix, Arizona,
where they will start on Monday,
to condition themselves for the
199 hacehall cam Tain n . adi-

GREENLEAF WILL MEET
WILLIE IIOPPE AT UNION

VEENKER SENDS TEAM
THR-OUGH LONG DRILL
Cagers Test Out Defense Aganst
Iova Plays; clCoy Shines
In Free Throw Test
HAWKEYES EAgER TO WIN

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Far from being eliminated from
the running for the Big Ten
basketball championship, t h e
Michigan basketball team : Ldownr
to serious work again yesterday1
preparing a reception for the Iowa
quintet at the field house this Sat-
urday. Four Conference games
still remain on the Wolverine
schedule with/ the final and con-.
cluding tilt against Wisconsin, the
present leader of the race.#
The long trip out' to Minesota
was the main cause in the Michi-
gan defeat on Monday night when
the Iflini quintet won in an over-;
time game, 27 to 24, according to
Coach Veenker. The Maize and1
Blue showed the effects of so much
travelling and the overtime pe-l
riod brought out more clearly thel
tired condition of the players. Y
S'ckers Take Long Shots.
The annoying habit of the Suck.-
ers in sinking long shots also some-1
what upset Michigan and threw the'
Ralph Greenleaf defense off balance. The second
Who will meet Willie Hoppe in a basket scored by the ultimate win-
series of. matches Tuesday after- nersin the overtime period was a:
noon and night at the Union. beautiful shot by Harper madej
from well back of the center of thel
TIGER BATTERY flor. Coach Veenker said the Wol-
OR TRAINING CAMP ]thefinal whistle had sounded, but
the Illinois' five was a bit better.
Harris himself, late of Washington, ----
Francis Sigafoos, who has had pre- Hoosier Teams Have
vious experience with the Athletics
and George Uhle, who was received Full Week-End
in a trade with the Cleveland In-
dians. The most ,notable newcom-
ers to the club, besides Harris and :(Special To The Da*,>
Uhle, are Roy Johnson, who has BLOOMINGTON, Feb. 19. - A
been touted as a second Ty Cobb crowded' week-end of athletic
and who hails from the San Fran- events is in store for local fansI
cisco club, Dale Alexander, a slug- with Indiana's basketball, swim-
ging first baseman, and Johnny ming, and wrestling teams'meeting,
Prudhomme, a promising pitcher, Big Ten foes here Friday nd Sat-
both from Toronto, and Heinie urday. The main event of the pro-
Scheuble, former Cardinal, who will gram is the Indiana-Illinois bas-:
fill in the gap at shortstop left by ketballg
the departure of Jack Tavener for intet fi game which will be played
Cleveland. in the field house Saturday night.

BADGER FRESHMAN COURT ILLINOIS GRIDDERS D IBE[ IN SE'OND
SQUAD LOOKS PROMISING LACK PEP, SPIRIT UNU
(Special to Daily.)Coach Bob Zuppke is experienc
The showing of the Wisconsin ing quite a great deal of trouble1IUJKEY bUNtM 3
Freshmen basketball squad under with the Illinois spring football
Coach George Nelson this seasonhg
indicates that Dr. Walter E. Mean- candidates. The squad, which is Wisconsin Displays Reversal Of
well will have at least a dozen out-|now in its third week of training, Form To Gain Revenge For Defeat
standing sophomores on deck when!'has dwindled considerably until In First Contest
he issues the first call for practice# now even the lettermen, the nuc-
next autumn. leus of the team, are strangely JOSEPH AND HART STAR
Nelson, who finished three years i missing from practice.
as a Badger forward and guard last The last few drills have lacked Wisconsin gained revenge for
year, has been giving the yearlings the snap and vigor that is desired, their 3-2 defeat at the hands of
the same plays that are used by the in a football team, although the the Wolverines Monday night by
varsity, but his chief concern has reason for this apparent lack of1 coming back to take the second
been in teaching the men the com-! interest on the part of the players game of the series Tuesday by a
plicated pivots, blocks, and passes may be due to the fact that the 3-0 score. This game was marked
of the Meanwell system. I work on fundamentals is becoming by the unusual number of penalties
The frosh have met the regulars irksome and is wearing on them. inflicted by the referee, a steady
in several practice games, losing by The condition at Minnesota, stream of players being waived by
a two points score on one occasion, however, is exactly the opposite. the penalty box during the greater
20-18. Several athletes who can The call for grid material there has part of the contest.
boast exceptional prep school rec- been answered by the largest squad Play was fast throughout, but
ords have added strength and class ever to turn out for spring football i lost of the men showed a tendency
to Nelson's squad. The freshmen
willgoson'Northwestiern Feb.23to' practice at that institution. There to play their opponents rather than
see the varsity meet the Wildcats in are, in fact, so many candidates he puck, thus incuring many of
a conference battle, according to1 that Dr. Clarence W. Spears, the the penalties. Eighteen of these,
present plans. coach, has planned a round robin fouls were called during the melee,
schedule between the teams repr and the desire, of the Wolves to
Two members of the Watertownpre- stop their opponents led to their
five, Wisconsin high school cham- sentin the various colleges on the shaving to play at one time with
pions last season, are on the squad. campus. Dr. Spears is confidentI only four men on the ice.
They are Harold Dornfeld, at guard, that the keen competition aroused The Badgers played a much bet-
and Lester Zoelle, forward. How- by this type of schedule will stimu- ter game Tuesday evening than
ard "Whitey' Jensen, whose bril late interest in the sport and thus !they did Monday, when their shnw-
liant play at forward helped the encouraged more men to try out ing was rather ragged, and were
(Continued on Page Seven) for the Minnesota varsity. only kept from scoring two more
goals by wild shots which were al-
"STRETCH" MURPHY LEADS WAY IN most sure scores. The Wisconsin
defense, composed of Thomson and
RACE FOR BIG TEN SCORING HONORS Meiklejohn proved very effective in
keeping the Wolves at bay, and
Retaining the position which he ability to score from the penalty when the Michigan men did break
sheldsince early in the season, stripe that has given him his high through, goal-keeper Frisch was
"Stretch" Murphy still leads the position. I right on the job.

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pack in the race for individual . Murphy's 34 field goals place h
scoring honors in the Big Ten. The only two ahead of Strickland
lanky Purdue center is within a that department, but he has dr
field goal of the century mark in ped in 30 free throws, whereas1
total points, having tallied 10 Hoosier has totalled only six. Ov
against Indiana last Monday. zealousness on the part of oppos
How of Illinois has vaulted into guards, who endeavor to keep1
seond dace in the standings Purdue threat fm I

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tion to Harris, there are three
pitchers, two catchers, Business
WOLVERINE SWIMMERS Manager Sheehan, and a group of]
DOWN GRAND RAPIDS Y newspaper correspondents and pho-
4tographers who were in the party
Michigan easily defeated the which formed the advance guard
GrandgapidsiY d.f A.swim- of the Tiger squad.
Grand Rapids Y. M. C. A. sThe team is taking 37 players
ming team 53-20 in a meet held south with it this year, the great-
in the Furniture City last night. est total ever taken on the spring
The results were: . training trip by a major league
160 relay:-Won by Michig an, club. Besides the pitchers and
(Walker, Seager, Reif, and Ault). catchers who will be given a
110 yard breast stroke:-Won by chance to get into condition befqre
Goldsmith, (M); second, Mertz, the rest of the squad arrives, out-
(M), third; Clark, (GR). fielders John Stone and Roy John-
40 yard dash :-Won by Walker, I son are making the trip.
(M); second, Rose, (GR); third, I The balance of the Detroit squad
Reif, (M). will report at Phoenix on March 3,
220 yard free style:-Won by Ault, giving Manager Harris just 15 days
(M); second, Mertz, (M); third, in which to condition them-proper-
Kolenda, (GR). ly for the first exhibition game
100 yard back stroke:-Won by with the Hollywood club of the'
Hubbell; (M); second, Spindle, (M); Pacific Coast league on March 18.
third, Clatworthy, (GR. The whole squad will contain 19,
Diving:-Won by Mitchell, (GR); players who finished the 1928 sea-
second, Stewart, (GR); third, Bai- son with the club, four who were
ley, (M). sent back to the minors for season-
100 yard free style :-Won by Wal- ing, 11 newcomers to the ;Tiger
ker, (M); second, Seager, (M); ranks from minor league teams and
third, Uhlinan, (GR). three who have seen service with
Medley relay:-Won by Michigan, other major .league clubs.
(Hubbell, Goldsmith, and Reif). These three include.- Manager

boosting his total to 75 as a result
of four field goals and two free
throws againstsMichigan, but thea
Illini forward is far back of Mur-
phy, trailing the Boilermaker by 23
points. Van Heyde, star Buckeye
center, is right on Dow's heels with
74 counters.
Michigan is the only Conference
team not represented in the first

3 uu~i flliga, 1V. c;o;rjng, I
given Murphy a greater opport
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BENNIE MIGHT HAVE WON,
TENTH LETTER IN TRACK
Bennie Ooosterbaan apparently
forewent an opportunity to winj
four major letters in one season
when he neglected to try for a
place on the track team while a
student here. The Wolverine nine
letter winner, now an assistant on
the coaching staff, picked up a 16
pound shot the other day in the
field house and heaved it 43 feet,
10 inches.
No Michigan weight man was
able to attain that distance last
year. However Bennie was busy
holding down first base on the
baseball team and bringing another
diamond championship - to Michi-
gan.

The Crimson wrestling team will 10 scorers. Ohio State has two
compete in its first home meet Fri- high scoring players in Van Heyde
day night, since its Eastern jaunt. and Ervin, both among the first
Northwestern will furnish the op- five.
position. The Purple matmen have With only four contests remain-
several veterans on their roster who ing on the Conference schedule,
were the main contenders in the Murphy seems virtually assured of
Big Ten championships held here the Big Ten title in individual
last Mar'ch. Coach Paul Thomp- scoring. Although he leads the
son's swimmers will open the home other players both in field goals
(Continued on Page 7.) and free throws, it has been his

The 10 leading scorers:
FG
Murphy, Purdue.....34
How, Illinois........30
VanHeyde, Ohio State .30
Strickland, Indiana....32
Ervin, Ohio State....28
Gleichmann, North'n...27
Gist, Chicago..........26
Foster, Wisconsin......25
Wilcox, Iowa...........21
Otterness, Minnesota. .24
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im Frisch played a great game at
in his position, making many. diffcult
op- stops. In addition to the fine
the playing of the Wisconsin backs, the
er- Badger forwards hampered the
ing Wolverine attack continually.
the Gordon Meiklejohn, with one goal
and one assist to his credit wasth,e
has best man on the ice, however his
un- teammates were not much behind
him in effectiveness. For Michi-
gan Joseph and Hart played, best.
TP These two men repeatedly swept
98 down the ice all alone only. to lose
I the puck to their opponents. Maney
74 was far,. below his usual brilliant
70 form.
69 TUCSON-A player named Clark
68 on a Hawaiian football team was
68
67 barred from the game until he
64 learned to control his strength.,

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