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Catastrophe. . .
* * *
EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the fact
that the Sports Editor is ice bound in
Northern Canada, Edwrd J. Neil,
Associated Press writer is acting as
guest columnist today.
BIA may not have destroyed a
spectre that was haunting Eastern
football but at least they smacked
it around so handily in beating Stan-
ford that the old ghost probably will
never be the same again.
Out on the Pacific Coast, where
football is more of a religion than a
game, the defeat of the burly Cardi-
nals is about the biggest upset since
Wellington won at Waterloo. De-
feat by an Eastern eleven is a heart
rending shock at best. But defeat
by Columbia, laughed at by Califor-
nia experts, derided for lack of man-
power and a record that showed such
things as a 9 to 6 victory over the
Cornell team Michigan swamped by
40 points, is a catastrophe to rank
with the San Francisco fire.
It was all of that on the Coast,
where material comes so big and
plentiful, so fast and able, that the
doctrine of invincibility was a nat-
ural result. Then too, a couple of
Pittsburgh teams that came all apart
in the Rose Bowl against Southern
California, St. Mary's successful
Eastern invasions against Fordham,
Oregon State's vanquishing of both
Fordham and New York University,
and Stanford's walloping of Red
Cagle's Army team in New York a
few years ago, weren't exactly con-
ducive to developing an inferiority
* * *
when Columbia got the Rose Bowl
invitation, this Lion eleven was a
different thing entirely. Size is a
great thing to have in your favor.
It's absolutely necessary that you
have size up to a certain point. But
from another point on, the bigger
you are the more you'll get in your
own way.
Dempsey, you'll remember, weighed
186 at Toledo when he carved great
holes on the 240 pound mass of Jess
Willard. He was big enough. He
had speed, punch, stamina, spirit.
Added poundage in later years added
nothing to his ability. Columbia,
then, was the Dempsey of the Rose
Columbia's victory did two other
things in addition to proving that
any section of the country, North,
South, East or West, can produce a
great football team and that there
is no sectional monopoly on football
It demonstrated the amazing abil-
ity of Lou Little as a coach, and it
blasted the alibi used so many times
in the past that a team can't travel
3,000 miles from the East, accus-
tom itself to Southern California's
hot and humid climate, and do itself
100 Entries Expected In
Campus Handball Meet
Entries for the annual all-campus
handball tourney will close Friday
evening of this week, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Earl N. Riskey,
Intramural athletic director. About
100 entries are expected for tourna-
ment play beginning Tuesday, Jan-
uary 9.

Coach Kipke Is'
Against Changes
In Present Rules
Press Reports From The
Chicago Grid Conclave
Misrepresent His Stand
Changes Disessed
His Committee Has Merely
Suggested Changes To
Be Talked Over Later
Definitely contradicting press as-
sociation dispatches to the contrary,
Coach Harry Kipke yesterday as-
serted that although he was chair-
man of the committee which sug-
gested certain rule changes to the
coaches association meeting in Chi-
cago last week, he personally favored
none of them, and especially did not
favor a change in the rules which
would permit a forward pass from
any place behind the line of scrim-
Kipke was chairman of the com-
mittee which only suggested that cer-
tain changes be brought up for dis-
cussion. The committee did not
recommend that 'they be adopted.
Seven Changes Considered
The seven changes which have
been suggested and which involve
differences of opinion include, besides
the forward pass rule, another for-
ward pass rule change which would
allow an incomplete pass into the
end-zone on the first three downs
to be scored as an incomplete pass,
rather than a touchback, the passing
team losing the ball, as is the case
under the present rules, and a
suggestion that the dead ball rule,
which downs the ball when any part
of the ball carrier's body but his
hands, touches the ground, be
Other changes suggested for dis-
cussion were the moving of the goal
posts back to the goal line, in order
to facilitate the making of field goals,
that a fumbled ball could be recov-
ered and the recovering team run
with it instead of being downed at
the spot if recovered by the defensive
team, that the ball be moved in from
the sidelines fifteen yards instead of
ten when the ball goes inside that
distance, and that an offensive team
may elect, instead of kicking, to
automatically place the ball 25 yards
down the field, which Kipke feels
will never be given serious considera-
New Pass Rule Suggested
The suggested change which would
allow a pass from behind the scrim-
mage line has been agitated greatly
in the Mid-West in the past several
seasons, and for that reason the
change was suggested to the coaches
meeting for consideration. The
change was incorporated into the
Professional Football Rules code dur-
ing the past season with a resultant
increase in the use of the pass as an
offensive threat.
Kipke however does favor the
adoption of the rule which allows in-
completed passes into the end zones
on the first three downs without the
loss of the ball by the passing team.
He feels that the present rule handi-
caps the offensive team in that the
defense is able to more generally con-
centrate on the center of the line,
and he further emphasizes the con-
tention that the "hardest ones to get
are from inside the twenty yard line."
Kipke also favors the revision of
the dead-ball rule.

Fast Action In Columbia's Upset Of Standford

Wolverines Puzzle Experts As
Conference Ca oe Openers Neat,

The annual struggle for the BigJ
Ten basketball championship gets
underway Saturday night with five
games scheduled; and with the op-
ening, Big Ten experts are going for
a ride once again. After taking a +
terrific drubbing during the football
season, the never-discouraged critics
have "ranted another pre-season
crown, this time to Iowa.
Indications, of course, point in a
Hawkeye direction, and it does seem
that Northwestern and Ohio State,
last year's co-champions are going to
land elsewhere this year. The Buck-
eyes, who suffered a last game defeat
co end their season in a tie, have
lost Bill Hosket, keyman of their
offense, through ineligibility.
Northwestern's prospects were also
-onsiderably dampened by the loss
of Elmer Johnson and Joe Reiff both
of whom led the conference in in-
dividual scoring last year. This sea-
son the Wildcats have found it diffi-
cult to hit their stride.
With the elimination of that duet,
Iowa, with an all-veteran five comes
to the fore. Reinforced by Ivan
Columbia Lions Leave
Los Angeles For Home
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4- (AP) -
The Lions of Columbia University
were homeward bound today after a
glorious conquest of the western
football realm.
The team of Coach Lou Little,
conquerors of the Giants of Stan-
ford in the annual Rose Bowl game
here Monday by a 7-0 score, boarded
a transcontinental train last night.

Blackmar, high scoring center, the
Hawkeyes rate as favorites with Wis-
consin, Purdue, and Illinois ranked
as big threats. Chicago has a pow-
erful group of sophomores and In-
diana has lost only one game out of
seven since the season began. Min-
nesota looks no stronger than it did
last year when it wound up in a
tie for last place.
Michigan is once again the puzzle
team of the circuit. A notoriously
slow starter, the Wolverines finished
in third place last season after los-
ing four out of five pre-conference
games. This year again, the balance
is all on the wrong side of the scale
with only two victories recorded out
of seven games played. What the
Maize will do against conference
competition remains to be seen.
The games carded for the opening
include Ohio State at Chicago; Min-
nesota at Purdue, Wisconsin at Il-
linois, Michigan at Indiana, and
Northwestern at Iowa which finale
promises to be the best battle on the

-Associated Press Photo
Cliff Montgomery, captain of the Columbia team which scored one of the biggest upsets in Rose
Bowl history by defeating Stanford in a muddy New Year's battle, is shown getting off a low, bounding
punt. His teammates, Barabas and Brominski, who figured heavily in Columbia's 7-0 victory, are checking
Reynolds, No. 15, giant Stanford tackle.



Coach Cappon
Worried After
Wolverine Lineup For The
Indiana Game Saturday
Still Undetermined
Although Michigan won its second
basketball game of the season against
Ypsilanti Wednesday night, Coach
Franklin Cappon evinced extreme
dissatisfaction with his team's per-
The mentor expected the game to
furnish him with a line on the dif-
ferent players so that he could choose
a starting lineup for the season's Big
Ten opener at Indiana Saturday
night, but he said that the players
were so uniformly bad that he had
to hold a game against the fresh-
men yesterday, to get a further line
on his men.
Two full teams were used against
the frosh, each of them playing a
half. A team composed of Plummer,
Fishman, Jablonsky, Petoskey and
Tessmer eked out an 11 to 9 victory
over the freshman first team in 20
minutes of play. The second outfit,
composed of Regeezi, Ford, Allen,
Oliver and Rudness had better suc-
cess with the frosh scrubs, collecting
23 points to their opponents' nine.
Fred Allen returned to form to be
high point man for both Varsity out-
fits with three field goals, while Ford,
Oliver, and Plummer each collected
two field goals as well as several free
An interesting feature of the game
was the competition between Fish-
man and Solomon, since both of
these men played on the Detroit
Northern team which won the State
championship in 1931.
The team will leave tonight for
Bloomington where Cappon will seek
the answer to many puzzling ques-
tions in Saturday's game.
The Varsity coach said last night
that he would not be able to name
the players who would make the
trip until sometime today. He was
also undecided as to the starting

Gathering in the loose ends left
by the abrupt cessation of activities
for the Christmas holidays, we find
three sports on the Intramural cal-
endar which are to be finished by
the exam period.
Basketball is the major attraction.
Elimination play, which will split the
winners and losers into two divi-
sions, begins Monday at Barbour
gymnasium. A title will be decided
in each section, and then the winner
of each group will° play off for the
Houses will be notified of the
hours at which their games are
scheduled. Due to the necessity of
hurrying the program, some of the
games will have to be played at night.
Bowling enthusiasts may still en-
ter competition for the alley crown.
Scores on three strings must be
turned in at the Field House, and
play-offs will go through the week
of January 8.
Drawings for the badminton tour-
ney have been posted at Barbour
gym, and players are urged to play
their matches as soon as possible.
Good Condition Is
Goal Of Mat Team
With most of the squad returning
about four days before the start of
school, Coach Clifford Keen is now
pushing his Varsity wrestling squad
forward with hard work in an at-
tempt to get it in the pink of con-
dition for the dual meet with North-
western here on Jan. 13.
The work for this week will con-
sist mainly of smoothing out the fun-
damentals. Condition however will
be the goal that will be attempted
to be reached. Coach Keen is striv-
ing hard not to repeat last year's
mistake in letting the squad lose the
good condition it had gained early
in the season.
With results of the All-Campus
meet in mind, Coach Keen has cut
the squad down to 40 men. This will
probably be the size of the squad for
the remainder of the season.

Tips For Ripley Are
Found In Archives
.On I-M Competition
All the outstanding athletic feats,
some of them impressive and others
rather peculiar, that have taken
place over a good many seasons of
Intramural competition have been
preserved in the Intramural depart-
ment archives and now present an
interesting study in sport mythology.
One of the sport items has a Rip-
lean appeal: Irv Galstein, playing
four years ('29, '30, '31, '32) as goalie
on Phi Beta Delta's water polo team,
could not swim a stroke. Keith Ben-
nett, though; he could swim, played
goalie for Theta Chi in '29, '30, '31,
'32, and '33, was never scored upon,
and lead his team to a champion-
ship each year.
Up until May of 1933 no hitless
soft baseball games had been pitched
for five years. In the week of May
15 last year, however, Prieskorn of
the Bluebirds, then Tessmer of Sigma
Nu turned in two such performances.
All winners of indoor tennis cham-
pionships conducted since 1928 have
gone on to make the Varsity squad.
The cross country championship
which Pi Kappa Alpha won in 1931
was the first and only event that
team has won. On the other hand
Alpha Kappa Lambda in the 1930-31
season scored 1396 points out of a
possible 1650, a record that still
Jack Yuen, a Chinese battler, won
All-Campus boxing championships
for three years, the bantamweight
title in '27, flyweight in '28, and ban-
tamweight in '30.


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