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ossman Picked

on All-American Hockey Sext


College Humor Also Gives Reid
Honorable Mention for
Wing Position.
Keith Crossman, co-captain 6f
Michigan's Varsity hockey team for
next. year, was named a spare on
College Humor's All-American sex-
tet selected by Les Gage, the sport
editor of the magazine.
Emmy Reid, co-captain with
Crossman, was given honorable
mention at a wing position. Jack
Tompkins, this year's leader and
an All-American goalie last year,
was given considerable considera-
tion for the net minderberth, but
lost the selection to Oscar Alm-
quist, of St. Mary's.
Outstanding in College Circles.
Crossman has been one of the
outstanding centers in college
hockey circles since his first season
on the Wolverine Varsity. 'The
Reid-Crossman combination is one
of the' most feared scoring duos
in the Western conference, the two
of theme usually combining to pro-
duce the Michigan scores.
This is the first year that Cross-
man has received national recog-
nition on the team selected by Les
-Gage. Last season, Reid was
named as a wing on the second
Wood, Morton Named.
The first sextet selected included
two forward lines, a pair of de-
fense men, the goal teder and
two spares. The two centers nam-
ed on the mythical six were Barry
Wood, member of Harvard's Olym-
pic team, and William Morton, of
Dartmouth. Both men are good
stick-handlers, smart-players and.
fast skaters. Wood is especially
dangerous on offense with his won-
derful body fake.
The first pair of wing men was
comprised of McAlpin, Princeton
leader,aand Charles Cunningham,
of Harvard, who was selected to the
post for the third, successive year.
Many experts consider the Crimson
forward as the best right wing of
the season. -
Defense Men Are Captains.
The'other pair named was Dun-
bar Bostick, Yale, and Lane,
Princeton, a sophomore. The two
defense men selected, John Muhl-
feld, Yale, and Hanley, New Hamp-
shire, were both ,captains of their
respective teams. The selection of
:Hanley is remarkable in that he
carried the entire burden of a
mediocre team.
Oscar Almquist received the
goalie's berth because of his great
courage, his skillful timing, speed
and excellent judgment. Hawkes,
Dartmouth, and Thouron, Prince-
ton, were the other men considere
for the post with Tompkins.
Final round matches in the
freshman wrestling tournament
were held at Waterman gymnasium
yesterday afternoon, and the offi-
cial season for the yearling grap-
plers was brought to a successful
In the first match on the pro-
gram at 125 pounds Smith scored
an upset in beating out Rubin,
"Michigan A. A. U. champion, after
two overtime periods. Neither man
had a substaiitial advantage at any
time. 'At 135 pounds Stowatook the
referee's decision from Gary after
a% close match. Lewis won the title

145 pounds by pinning Sweet in
six minutes, the match being one
of the fastest on the program.
In the 155-pound class Duxbury
threw Jacunski in three minutes,
and at 165 pounds Cook lost to Par-
ker by a fall in three minutes and a


Wolverines Begin With Western
State Teachers College
December 5.
Michigan's Wolverine - basketball
team will engage in six non-confer-
ence games next season in addition
to the Big Ten campaign on the,
hardwood court, meeting four dif-
ferent quintets. Michigan State
and Western State Teachers will be
met in home and at home games.
The Maize and Blue five will, pry
the lid off the 1932-33 season on
Monday, December 5, encountering
Dec. 5-Western State Teach-
ers College, here.
Dec. 10-Michigan State, here.
Dec. 15-Mt. Union, here.
Dec. 17-Western State Teach-
ers College, there.
Jan. 2-Syracuse, here.
Feb. 11-Michigan State, there.

Veterans Compose
Nucleus for Golf
Team; Fischer Out
Although the weather up to this
time has not permitted members
of the Wolverine golf squad to do
much playing, most of the prospec-
tive niblic wielders have taken ad-
vantage of what nice weather there
hase been to loosen up their swings.
The "grand old man of Michigan'
golf," Coach Thomas Trueblood, is
still .vacationing in Florida but is
expected back within a very few
days at which time members of the
squad will get down to work in
Prospects Bright.
Prospects for a winn:ng team ap-
pear to be unusually bright with
Captain Lenfesty, Johnny Howard
Gene Hand and Alex Jolley all
back in school. In addition to the
above named veterans, Johnny
Fischer, star of last year's fresh-
man team, will be on hand.
Fischer is perhaps the most re-
nowned golfer on the campus. He
holds the present record for the
University course, having turned in
a 68, forthehonor of being the
only person ever to break 70.
Potent National Figure.
In addition to his accomplish-
ments at Michigan, Fischer has
made himself a potent figure in
in national circles. He led the
Western Open at the quarter post
in 1930 and has qualified for the
National Amateur on various oc-
casions. He has also been a con-
sistent winner of the Kentucky
State championship and numerous
other tournaments in and around
the Cincinnati district.
The opening meet of the season
is scheduled for April 16, when the
Wolverines will travel to Detroit
for a match with the Detroit Coun-
try club. Last season Trueblood's
men administered a neat, and
rather unexpected pasting to the
A tentative schedule, not includ-
ing matches with Purdue and Chi-
cage, for which no dates have been
selected, follows: April 23, Michi-
gan State, here; May 9, Northwest-
ern, there; and May 14, Ohio State,
there. ' The Conference meet is
scheduled for Minneapolis, May

Faces Tough Job

Keith Crossman, co-captain-elect of Michigan's varsity hockey team
for next year; was selected as spare on College Humor's All-American
hockey sextet selected for the publication by Les Gage, sport ediitor;
Crossman has been one of the outstanding centers in college circles for
the past two years.

Star and Coach Are Attempting
to Effect Comeback.
By Albert Newman.f
Starting out nine years ago as a
high-school boy who did not like to
wrestle, Blair Thomas, captain-
elect of the Michigan grappling
squad, began an amateur career
which brought him at its high
mark to the finals of the 1928
Olympic tryouts. The story of the
new Varsity leader's rise in this
sport reads like fiction.
Captain-elect Thomas became a
high school freshman at the Cresco,
Iowa, preparatory school in 1922, as
a boy who was not particularly tak-
en with the mat sport. Prevailed
upon to give it a try, his interest
and skill increased rapidly and fi-
nally -in his senior year he won the
state championship in his class.
- Entered Nationals.
Thomas came to the University
in the fall of 1926, one of the few
yearling grapplers here in the past
decade possessing any previous ex-
perience in the sport. Under the
tutelage of Coach Keen he improv-
ed still more, and at the end of the
season, he entered the nationals in
the 135-pound class. There, he lost
out in the finals, but gained consid-
erable experience.
Thomas' sophomore year was his
best. Kept out of the Big Ten and
the Nationals because the 1928 cap-
tain here was the defending cham-
pion in thatclass, he resolved to en-
ter the Olympic tryouts at Grand
Rapids on the 4th, 5th and 6th of
July, 1928. .In five bouts he fought
his way through to the finals of the
tryouts. In a thrilling match which
ran to two ovetrimes, the new
Wolverine leader lost to Morrison of
the University of Illinois by a three-
point decision.
Go West Young Man.
It was a double failure. Discour-
aged by his defeat, and in fin ncial
difficulties because of the length of
his training period, Thomas left
the'University and became con-
nected with a refrigerator firm in
Portland, Oregon. It was while he
was there that he married the
The All - Campus swimming
meet will take place tonight at
the Intramural pool. Entries will
be accepted until 5:00 p. m.

present Mrs. Thomals, nee Miss Ev-
elyn Meeker, of Portland.
Thomas resolved to return to
Michigan last fall, and his decision
was joyfully greeted by Coach!
Keen, a strong personal friend. The
mentor challenged him to stage a
comeback, and both of them set
themselves to the task of proving
the old saying about an athlete's
never coming back a fallacy. Thom-
as had not wrestled for three years.
This season, a fairly successful one,
was largely spent by coach and pu-
pil in atempting to regain the fine
points gained by the grappler in
Dropped Only One Bout.
Events have proven their success
so far. While Thomas has not re-
gained all his former skill, he has
recovered it to a surprising degree.
His one defeat this year was admin-
istered by Belshaw of Indiana, Na-
tional champion in the 135-pound
class. Thomas characterizes his
skill as superior to that of Morrison,
the Olympic choice of 1928.
Next season should see the con-
summation of the comeback hinted
at this year. The grappling squad
seems headed for a good season,
barring accidents, and Thomas and
Keen will again set themselves to

Western State Teachers college in
Yost Field house. On the tenth of
that month the Wolverines will
once again take up their rivalry
with Michigan State, meeting the
Spartans here.
Mt. Union is the next opponent
on the cart, making an appearance
in Ann Arbor on December 15. Two
days later the Wolves will play a
return engagement with the Teach-
ers at Kalamazoo.
Starting off the new year, Mich-
igan will play host to Syracuse, en-
gaging the Easterners on January
2. The Wolverines will be out to
revenge the defeat they suffered
this past season at Syracuse. On
February 11 the Maize and Blue
will return the visit of the Spart-
ans, meeting them on the East Lan-
sing court.
Faculty members desiring to
play in the squash tournament
should telephone in their entry
to the intramural department,
phone 22101.

Associated Press Photo
Bill Killefer, pilot of the St. Louis
Browns, is faced with the stiff as-
signment this year of lifting. his
weak hitting Brownies into a first
division berth in the American
Three first round matches of the
faculty handball tournament have
been played off already: Mort Dan-
iels defeating Jack Sharmon, 21-14,1
21-14; Bill Crandall taking Fred
East, 21-7, 21-4; and Bittenger de-
faulting to Hardy. Several other
matches were carded for late last
Further competition will be pro-
vided by Cohen. vs. Griggs, Thomp-
son vs. Barnum, K. Fischer vs. A.
H. Smith, Hess vs. Arnold, Hardy
vs. Dorsey, Van de Lustyer vs.
Steere. Purdum will play the win-
ner of the Cohen-Griggs match.
All freshman battery men re-
port at Yost Field House on any
afternoon after 3 p.m. Bring your
own equipment.
B. G. Oosterbaan, Coach.

Heller Is Star in Playoffs
Gotham Sextet in Finals
for Stanley Cup.
For the first time in the sly, year
they have been a member of th2
circuit, the New York Rangers hav
captured the championship in tl
playoffs of the National Hocke
league. The Gotham sextet swep
into the title by defeating Les Ca
nadiens o f Montreal, 1 a r g e 1
through the efforts of a newcome
Ott Heller, who was by far tho ou
standing star of the playoff serie
The victory also put the Rangers
the finals for the Stanley Cu
which will be held as soon as ti
playoff series between Toronto ar
the Montreal Maroons has bee
Toronto advanced to the semi-i
t nals series by subduing the Chicag
Blackhaw'ks, six goals to two. Trail
ing by one goal at the end of ti
first game, the Maple Leafs can
back in the finale to beat the Win
dy City team, 6-1. The Maroor
earned their playoff berth throug
a defeat of the Detroit Falcor
After fighting to a 1-1 tie in th
first game, the Maroons came bac
to take the last contest, 3-1.
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