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WY 6, 1934




Rose Bowl.. .
Skiing... .
Alice Longworth... .

olverinesOpen Conference Court Season Tonight



Rose Bowl battle, strictly figura-
tive dust because it was mud, has
all settled and the captains and kings
and things have departed I can get
some second-guessing done. I must
confess that in this case I have no
chance to say "I told you so." In
fact, to use a good old Anglo-Saxon
expression, my guess was lousy.
I was all ready to have Coach Rip
Miller of the Navy all committed to
my own private insane asylum to-
gether with people who said that
Prohibition was a success, simply be-
cause Miller was acute and expert
enough to pick Columbia.
Still, here is one case where I
can crawl out. I had no idea that
CoachKipke would have anything to
do with readying the boys from Mor-
ningside Heights for the battle. Nei-
ther did anyone else until he breezed
into the Field House where Colum-
bia was working out and was greeted
enthusiastically by Lou Little and his
baord of strategy. Nearly every sports
columnist in the city commented on
Kipke's visit and began to be a bit
more optimistic about the Lions.
One thing is certain. Stanford
wasn't quite what it was cracked up
to be. No good team fumbles as of-
ten as the Indians muffed, and if
taking advantage of the breaks is pe-
culiarly Michigan football, then Co-
lumbia played Michigan football.
SKIING, the Norwegians and the
Swiss had better look to their lau-
rels. Skiing has become popular in
New England during the past dec-
ade. Of course, to me, the sport is
nothing more nor less than a par-
ticularly de luxe and fancy way to
break your neck, but when it comes
to mountains, New Hampshire and
Vermont have slopes where you can
do a good job of fracturing your
spinal column. Of course breaking
your neck there isn't quite as stylish
as doing it over in Europe, but still
they are doing some splendid skiing
up there.
"Snow trains" from Boston come
up into the mountains loaded to the
gunwales with winter sports enthu-
siasts complete with skis and snow-
shoes for a day's enjoyment con-
sisting of dodging trees and things
at a high speed.
But the thing that impressed me
about the whole business was that
they put the babies on skis about
as soon as they are weaned. On a
snowy afternoon you can see crowds
of these youngsters from five years
old on up taking the tricky hills like
veterans. Some of them aren't more
than ayard tall, but they're better
skiiers than the adult beginners be-
cause they have the essential quality
of relaxation. And then of course,
the smaller they are, the less dis-
tance they have to fall.
* * *
THE COLUMN has nothing to do
with sports, but I couldn't resist tell-
ing an anecdote that occurred dur-
ing the vacation. It concerns that
much-publicized belle of Washing-
ton, Mrs. Alice Roosevelt Longworth,
and it happened about three weeks
ago at a tea given by the Authors'
Guild for the benefit of indigent au-
thors down in New York city at One
Fifth Avenue.
Mrs. Longworth was the guest of
honor at the tea, and she and Louis
Bromfield were backed against the
wall as a sort of received line while
flashlights popped all over the place
and newspaper characters were quite
excited. t
Then it was announced that they
were going to raffle off a rare set of
Dickens, and during the course of
half an hour about three hundred
chances were sold at a dollar per
Mrs. Longworth did the drawing.

Will Encounter
Indiana In First
Big Ten Contest
Calppon 'Fakes Ten Calers
To Bloomington To
Open Title Quest
Following Michigan's victory over
Ypsi Normal Wednesday, Wolverine
basketball fans are hoping for a new
deal by the cagers as they stack up
against Indiana in the Conference
opening at Bloomington tonight.
Coach Cappon left with the team at
9:20 last night for the Hoosier city,
taking a squad of 10 men on the
The players Cappy took on the
journey are: Guards-Capt. Ted
Petoskey, Chelso Tomagno, Zit Tes-
smer, and Russ Oliver; Centers -
Fred Allen and Johnny Jablonsky;
Forwards-Al Plummer, George
Ford, Manny Fishman, and George
Coach Cappon last night would
predict nothing about the game. He
expected neither a win nor a loss.
"All I can say is that it will be a
tough game and we will be lucky to
win," was his only comment 'as he
left for the invasion.
Indiana is rated by the self-styled
experts as one of the three strongest
teams in the Big Ten. In contrast
to the Wolverine record so far of
two victories and five defeats, the
Hoosietr quintet has dropped only
one game in eight starts, taking the
other seven by comfortable margins.
Michig an State
Cagers Lose
Three Players
EAST LANSING, Jan. 5-1P)--
Three members of the Michigan
State College basketball squad have
been removed because of scholastic
difficulties, it was revealed today
when definite returns on class room
work were available. .
Two of them, Loren Leonard, of
Mason, and Lloyd Wieting, of Hart,
failed to make the required grades. A
third, James Birney, of Lansing, has
found his winter term schedule re-
quiring too much time for his par-
ticipation in the sport. All were re-
Loss of Wieting and Leonard de-
pleted the list of candidates for one
of the forward positions. Coach Ben
Van Alstyne has shifted Leo D. Friz-
zo, Niles sophomore, from center to
forward to compensate for the loss.
Frizzo, whose scholastic status was
doubtful, has been approved.
The Spartans face their stiffest
test of the season here Saturday
night when Notre Dame comes to
town. A near capacity crowd of 5,000
is expected.
Call Is Issued To
All Glove Entrants
The annual Golden Gloves tourna-
ment has been announced recently
by the Michigan Amateur Boxing As-
sociation. The Ann Arbor branch of
the Association has announced its
willingness to co-operate with the
main office and has issued a call to
all University students who are in-
terested to announce their intention
to compete to Coach Johnstone at
the intramural building some time
next week.
Perched up on a chair, she drew a
number out of a derby hat placed
higher than her head. It was num-

ber fifty-nine. She announced it,
and there was a sudden silence. Mrs.
Longworth looked perplexed, then
began to laugh. Out came a ticket
from the Longworth purse. She had
drawn her own number!

New Tiger Manager



1 11



Associated Press I'ho*.
* * *
"The old order changeth" and a
new generation of Big League man-
agers moves in to take the place of
the men who failed to produce in the
big time circuit.
When Philadelphia's Old Man
Mack broke up his Athletics this{
year, one of the men he did not
count on losing was Mickey Coch-
rane. Along with Jimmy Foxx, Coch-
rane, who has been called the great-
est catcher ever by many old timers,
was expected to bear the brunt of the
1934 campaign. Connie was just a
little bit put out, however, when
Frank Navin of the Detroit Tigers
drifted into Philadelphia one Sun-
day afternoon and left the next day
with a contract which made Coch-
rane the big chief of the present
edition of the Tigers.
There were more men mentioned
for the Detroit post, and more ex-
citement stirred up about the selec-
tion than there had. been in any
baseball.center for some time. May-
be Mickey is lucky, and then again
when you consider that Detroit
wound up in fifth place last year
and has added only one new man
for the new year, you begin to won-
der a little bit.
Gordon Stanley Cochrane has
done just about everything but man-
age a Big League club. He is a sax-
ophone player, a song writer, a duck
hunter, an actor, an after-dinner
speaker, a broadcaster, and a ball
player. He has made only one New
Year's resolution and. that is to give
Detroit a better ball club.-
There are fewer apparent weak-
nesses in the lineup today than there
were at the same time last year. Per-
haps Mickey will realize his resolu-
tion and perhaps the Tigers will fin-
ish the season in the first division.
Perhaps ...

Fiv eBig Ten
Basketball Tilts
Cai'ded Tonight
PuriuW, 'isconsin, Iowa
Machines, Outstanding
To Date, Will Be Tested
Five Big Ten basketball games to-
night will give every one of the teams
a chance to try its mettle against
Conference competition. Tonight's
battles begin the annual race for a
prize which is so elusive that no team
has won it twice in a row since pre-
war days, the Conference champion-
Tonight's card takes Northwestern
to Iowa, Wisconsin plays at Illinois,
Ohio State at Chicago, Minnesota at
Purdue, and Michigan at Indiana.
Preliminary game results make
Iowa, Wisconsin, and Purdue the
teams to beat. The athletic renais-
sance at Iowa has carried over to
basketball and produced a team that
hasn't lost a game to date. In win-
ning four straight non-Conference
games they piled up 159 points to 95
for their opponents.
Purdue lost only one preliminary
game, a mark equalled by Wisconsin,
Indiana, and Illinois. Of these four
the Boilermakers appear the strong-
est, with Wisconsin next. Purdue
closed its preliminary season Thurs-
day night by swamping Mississippi,
61 to 25.
Co-Champions Are Weak
Northwestern and Ohio State, co-
champions last year, are both doubt-
ful quantities on the eve of the
present race. The Wildcats are sure
to have their hands full against Iowa
tonight, since they have been weak-
ened by the loss of Reiff and John-
son who were high point men in the
Conference last year. Ineligibility
has also taken its toll in the Wildcat
camp, as well as among the Buck-
Chicago, which tied for last place
a year ago, appears incapable of rais-
ing a very potent barrier against
Ohio State tonight if the Buckeyes
have anything at all.
Minnesota, another cellar team,
will be lucky to hold the point-a-
minute Boilermakers to a low score.
Illinois and Wisconsin must be
rated about even on the basis of pre-
season performances since each has
lost one game, although the Illini
have won only five while the Bad-
gers were taking six.
1HigIi Cagers Lose
T o Lansing Central
Ann Arbor High cagers opened
their home Five-A league season last
night with a 27 to 22 defeat at the
hands of Lansing Central. The de-
feat was the second of the season
for Coach LaVerne Taylor's basket-
eers, having lost to Lansing Eastern
in the opening conference tilt.
The game was close throughout,
with Central forging to the lead in
the last minutes on three successive
baskets by Curtiss, blond guard.

To Manage Phillies

-Associated Press Photo
Every Big League ball player
dreams of some day becoming a
manager. About a week ago while
going around the St. Augustine Golf
Course down in Florida, James Wil-
son, Jimmy to you, announced to
his friends that he would guide the
destinies of the National League
Philadelphia "Phillies." Quakertown
baseball experts derided the report
and his intimates refused to take
him seriously.
Yet the fact remains that Burt
Shotton, manager of the 1933 squad,
whose contract has still two years to
run at $15,000 per annum, has been
deposed. And it is also true that
Gerald Nugent, president of the club,
has just announced that the former
catcher has signed a two-year con-
tract at an unknown figure. So may-
be the experts were wrong and may-
be Wilson's friends should have be-
lieved him.
Wilson is a native Philadelphian
and caught for the team for only
one year, having been traded by the
St. Louis Cardinals in 1932. He had
the usual quaint saying only peculiar
to new managers about "we'll be out
there trying." He declined to say
however where his club would finish.
Last year they ended just ahead of
Cincinnati in seventh place.
To Get Many Pitchers
It is Wilson's intention to acquire
as large a pitching staff as is pos-
sible. His philosophy depends on a
supreme confidence in his ability to
make a good pitcher out of just a
In past years Philadelphia has al-
ways depended on a few sluggers to
manufacture the runs and then pray

!Lack Of Height Will Handicap
Cagers In Big Ten Competition

Michigan opens her Big Ten bas-
ketball campaign tonight with one
of the shortest quintets ever to rep-
resent the Maize and Blue.
Commenting on this fact recently,
Coach Franklin Cappon said, "I'll
admit that's a handicap, especially in
a conference which features tall
Open House
Fencing is one of the most popu-,
lar of the sports offered on the wo-
men's athletic schedule each season.
This season, according to the usual
plan, Varsity Coach Johnny John-
stone will have charge of the fenc-
ing classes.
These groups will be part of the
Open House features. Every Wed-
nesday evening Barbour Gymnasium
is open to students, both men and
women, who wish to come and use
the facilities placed at their dispo-
sal. The program includes all the
activities which won favor last year;
when the idea of a weekly Open
House was first tried out.
Mixed badminton, fencing, correc-
tives, and the dance club will be pre-
sented this season. The classes in
fencing are to take in about 24,
with two divisions. The first one is
called for 7:30 p. in., the second at
8:15. Coach Johnstone will be in
charge of both groups.
The first Open House this year
was held the week before vacation,
but activity in the groups has not
advanced too far to admit new mem-
The first 1934 gathering of the
Swimmers' Club will be at the Union
pool this morning at 9. a. m. Plans
for the season, which will open of-
ficially Coon, will be under discus-
sion, and consideration of the com-
petition in the telegraphic meets will
be part of the business of the day.

teams. It's true that a good big man
is better than a good little man. I'm
hoping that my men will offset this
disadvantage with speed and ability."
He also said that weight was an
important factor in basketball. The
court game is one of the most rigor-
ous of sports and requires much
Coach Cappon has had to recon-
cile himself to the fact that his men
lack height, and he has planned
his attack accordingly. ,He has not
placed much stress on tip-off plays
due to the fact that Michigan does
not expect to get the tip-off very
often. As Cappon says, "If I put my
men in offensive position and we
miss the tip-off, it leaves them off
balance defensively. This is some-
times fatal."
Under the Cappon system Mich-
igan does not feature out-of-bounds
plays. "Cappy" explains his position
on this subject by saying that the
time put in working up effective
plays isn't worth the result. Opposing
scouts soon learn the plays and or-
ganize their defense accordingly.
Very few rule changes have been
made in the cage game this year. The
most important one concerns sub-
stitutions. A player can re-enter the
game twice in the same period in-
stead of once as was the case last
Another revision applies only
to high school competition. At the
start of the second and fourth quar-
ters the ball is put in play where it
was ,when the whistle blew, instead
of at center.
A third change provides that the
ball may be taken out of bounds at
both ends of the courts. This rule
effects only college basketball as it
has been in high school competition
for some time.
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