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January 04, 1934 - Image 5

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V 4, 1934


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Decrepitude . . .
* * *
N0 W I can feel that old age is ad-
vancing and the mists and fogs
of decrepitude are slowly but surely
enveloping me as these kindly old
eyes become dimmed with age and I
can no longer enjoy the sport of a
youth that was wild and reckless.
Yes, I am afraid that I am becoming
You, by this time, are wondering
just what has given rise to this, and
you shall hear the whole sad story.
Long ago it was my delight of a
snowy- winters' day to make a pil-
grimage to the nearest high hill and
coast on a sled in company with
other urchins swathed in clothing
that was, fortunately, thick and soft
enough for the eventuality of collis-
ion and accident as well as suffi-
ciently warm to withstand the rig-
orous of the weather. It always seem-,
ed to me that there was never a hill
high enough nor a slope steep enough
to satisfy the juvenile appetite.
Only last week there was a wonder-
ful snowstorm and I, eager to re-
capture the delights of the old, be-
took myself to - well, just a slight
hill, to be perfectly honest about it.
I had a sled with rusty runners. You
could hardly call it a racing job, if
you get what I mean. In fact, it was
probably the slowest sled that par-
ticular hill had seen in many a long
year and I could almost feel the
sneers of the youngsters clustered
about the crown of the rise waiting
their turn to go.
The track was perfectly straight
and very icy . . .one of the easiest
coasting hills I had ever seen. Never-
theless, there were a few ruts in the
surface and with a great deal of sup-
plication to the deities which govern
that particular sport, I shoved off.
I enjoyed it for the first five feet.
After that, it was just simply a case
of picking the softest spot in which
to break the fewest bones possible.
The wind sang as it passed my ears,
and telephone poles, at least three of
them, whizzed by with something ap-
proximating the speed of light al-
though I can give you no accurate
I came to the full realization of
the fact that sleds, unlike auto-
mobiles, are n o t equipped with
brakes and the only thing to do is
steer. To be perfectly honest with
you that particular sled was not an
invention of the field. It would have
taxed the ingenuity of several fiends
to hit upon anything like it. It didn't
steer worth a cent and I am not re-
ferring to a pre-inflation cent either.

Bernard Stars
In East-West
Football Battle
Chuck Bernard and Herm Ever-
hardus are now on their way back
from San Francisco after participat-
ing for the Eastern all-star team in
the annual East-West football bat-
tle on New Year's Day.
Reports of the game show that
Bernard played one of the best games
at roving center ever seen on the
west coast according to the state-
ments of several of the prominent
coaches and football authorities who
witnessed the game. Everhardus also
turned in an excellent performance
at half-back for the Eastern team.
The Western team won the game,
12 to 0, before a crowd of fifty thou-
sand fans. The game was played on
a wet field and under bad weather
The Columbia Lions proved to be
good sea lions Monday in their battle
with the Stanford football team in
the annual Tournament of Roses
classic, and as a result they earned
a surprising and clear-cut 7 to 0
No gamer, more determined bunch
of football players ever appeared in
the Rose Bowl than this furious crew
Coach Lou Little loosed on the un-
suspecting Indians. Twice turned
back from the Cardinal Goal line
in the first period, they kept plugging
until Al Barabas, left halfback, raced
across the line for a touchdown.
Six different times during the con-
test, twice in the first half and four
times in the second, the Big Red
team crashed and drove its way to
the shadow of the Columbia goal, and
each time Columbia staved off those
In the matter of statistics Stan-
ford possesses the consolation of far
outpointing their rival. They com-
piled 1 first downs to six for Colum-
bia and gained some 272 yards from
scrimmage to 114. Likewise, the Car-
dinals had 6 scoring chances to three
for the Lions but unfortunately these
figures are not recorded on the
So the only thing to do was to steer
the unsteerable and the Philosophy
department will tell you after some
deliberation that that is quite im-
So I just gave her her head and
hoped that somehow she would find
her own way down the hill. And she
did. Grindingly she came to a safe
stop at the bottom and I betook my-
self and sled back to a nice safe
place by the fire, realizing that
neither of us are what we once were
in the far-away days when we were
young and none of the paint was
worn off.

Big Ten Teams!
On Michigan' s
1934 Ice Card
Minnesota, Wisconsin To
Meet Wolverine Sextet
In Six-Game Series
Michigan's hockey sextet, facing
a schedule of foreign invasions be-
fore final examinations in February,
enjoyed a snappy workout last night
after the holiday let-up. No games
are on the books for this week, but
Coach Eddie Lowrey expects to con-
tract either the Chatham A.C.'s or
London (Ont.) city team for a game
next Tuesday night.
White Stars Booked
It has been definitely settled, Low-
rey stated last night, that the Wol-
verines will battle the White Star
team of Dearborn in the Varsity
Arena immediately after the team
returns from the trip to Minnesota.
The Whitel Stars have been going
big guns this season in the Michi-
gan-Ontario amateur league and.
along with the game next week, will
provide Maize and Blue fans with a
pair of thrilling encounters before
The remainder of the winter's
hockey has not yet been completed
by Coach Lowrey, but the following
dates and teams have been con-
tracted for thus far :
Jan. 12.-M i c h i g a n Tech at
Jan. 13.--M i c h i g an Tech at


Wolverines Capture Four Titles
In Big Ten 1933 Competition

Michigan athletic teams won four
Big Ten titles during the 1933 sea-l
son in the same events in which they
captured crowns in 1932.
The events were football, swim-
ming, outdoor track and golf. In ad-
dition the football team was gener-
ally conceded the national champ-
ionship, having won the title for the
second successive year under the
Dickinson rating system. The swim-
ming team also made a bid for the
national crown but was nosed out by
the Northwestern team which they
had defeated in two dual meets and
the Big Ten competition.
Tracksters Surprise
The track team supplied the sur-
prise of the season when a supposed-
ly mediocre team came to a great
height during the Big Ten outdoor
meet to gather the amazing total of
60 points behind the stellar all-
around performance of Willis Ward,
who alone contributed 18 points.
Besides the Big Ten title the Wol-
verine tracksters captured the West
Virginia relays, the State A. A. U.
indoor meet, a triangular meet with
Ohio State and Illinois, and finished
second in the Conference indoor
The swimming team kept up its
winning ways, annexing for the sixth
time a crown that they captured in
1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, and 1932.
Ward Individual Star
Willis Ward was undoubtedly the
brightest individual star of the year.
His performance in winning the 100-
yard dash and high jump in the Con-
ference meet, besides taking seconds
in the high hurdles and broad jump
stamp him as the greatest all-
around track man Michigan has ever
produced. His work at end on the

football team, while not as flashy as
Petoskey's, was consistently good,
and critics are picking him to be one
of the team's best prospects for All-
American next season.
Figures show that Michigan com-
peted in 97 dual events, won 71 and
lost 24, for a winning percentage of
.747. Tennis was the only sport in
which the Wolverine teams failed to
get an even break or better.
The 1933 record follows:

Golf............... 7 0
Fencing ............ 6 0
Swimming ..........4 0
Track .............4 0
Football............7 0
Baseball ...........13 3
Hockey ............11 4
Basketball ..........10 7
Wrestling .......... 4 3
Tennis .............5 7



Swimmers To Meet
In Handicap Races
Michigan's 1934 swimming squad
will be on parade for the first time
this year on Friday night, January
12, when the Open Handicap meet
will be held at the Intramural pool.
The meet will be open to everyone
interested in participating in the
various swimming events including
the Wolverine Varsity, freshmen, and
those who are ineligible for the Var-
sity. It is also expected that some of
the Michigan coaches will take part
in the meet.
The entire swimming squad was
sent through a long workout by
Coach Matt Mann yesterday after-
noon. The policy of strenuous prac-
tice sessions will continue until after
the Handicap meet.


18. - Minnesota at Minnea-
19. --Minnesota at Minnea-
16. - Wisconsin at Ann Ar-
17. --Wisconsin at Ann Ar-
23. - Minnesota at Ann Ar-
24. - Minnesota at Ann Ar-
h 2. - Michigan Tech at Ann



3. - Michigan"

Tech at Ann

Slim Margin

Purvis Conference
Honors Over Ward

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(By Associated Press)
Beating Willis Ward of Michigan
by the slender margin of two votes,
Duane Purvis, Purdue's mighty man
of football and the javelin was
named the outstanding athlete for
1933 by conference coaches and
sports writers.
In the final count of the fifty-five
votes cast in the Associated Press
poll, Purvis received seventeen votes
to fifteen for "Michigan's one-man
track team," Ward. A total of eigh- --
teen of the Conference's outstanding
athletes, representing every school in
the Big Ten, were named.
Third place in the balloting went
to Ted Petoskey, Michigan's basket-
ball captain and three-sport star,
with five votes. Dutch Fehring, Pur-
due's three-sport ace, and Joe Laws
of Purdue ranked fourth and fifth
with three and two votes respectively.
Two other Wolverines were named,
Dick Degener and Herm Everhardus
each receiving one vote.
Purvis, a junior, was the outstand-
ing member of a brilliant Purdue
backfield, and culminated a brilliant
season by being named a practically
unanimous choice on the various All-
American teams.
Purvis also won the Big Tenrjav-
elin championship with a record
heave and then went on to win the
national collegiate, missing a new
record in the meet by inches.

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