THE MICHIGAN DAILY
-By AL NEWMANI
The Booing Section.,. ..
FOR YEARS AND YEARS now the
University of Michigan has had
a good booing section at various ath-
letic contests. Not the best booing
section I have ever seen, but still
a pretty fair booing section. Through
all those years and years, people
have been deploring its existence,
trying to hush it up on the grounds
that it was poor sportsmanship and
a very lamentable manifestation of
something or other.
Now I am going to draw down
a great deal of criticism by condon-
ing the practice, but I think that it
reflects a rather healthy University
The man on the receiving end of
the booing is the referee, a rather
hard-boiled individual, who like the
be-moustached villain of the old
melodrama, usually realizes that if he
isn't booed to the echo he isn't put-
ting on a very good performance. I
have never seen a referee who was
all broken up because the crowd reg-
istered disapproval of his decisions.
Being human, the referee thinks he
is right'and all the other people are
wrong. And as far as the idea of a
Big Ten referee's being at all biased
is concerned, if you will sit down
and think about it you will realize
Most of the spectators realize that
an official is perfectly impartial in
intention, but regard him as mis-
guided in judgment and register dis-
approval. They don't hate the ref-
eree as a person at all . . . in fact,
they don't even regard the referee as
a person, but rather as an automaton
which sometimes makes mistakes.
And they would boo a robot just as
Well, what is at the bottom of
the booing section? Pure animal
spirits. Students go to athletic con-
tests to forget all about work and
get rid of a bit of excess nervous
energy. They get, rid of a few ounces
of hatred by booing the referee. They
could do the same thing by getting
all worked up about the 1911 drink-
ing fountain over on the campus and
going over and booing it or by emit-
ting a hiss of deadly hatred every
time they passed it. Or they could
take it out by arguing with the
What do they do in the foreign
universities and in those of this
country where there are practically
no organized athletics? Well, they
gather into small factional groups
and set themselves to hating the
Government, or the Capitalists, or
Mussolini, That's how they get rid
of their hatred in such places, and
this method occasionally gives rise to
international unpleasantness and
That is why I say that a good
booing section reflects a healthy uni-
versity spirit. It shows that the stu-
dents aren't taking it out on the
roommate and Hitler and the
R.O.T.C., and building up a lot of
international hatred and internal
strife in the University, So here's to
the referee as a public benefactor. He
makes life around the campus a good
deal easier and much more pleasant.
INCREASE SEATING CAPACITY
With the Hawkeyes a pre-season
favorite in Big Ten basketball for the
first time in seven years, University
of Iowa athletic officials have added
a second deck to the fieldhouse seat-
ing accommodations, making room
for about 12,000 fans where the pre-
vious capacity was 9,000.
To Meet Chicago
Field House To Be Scene
Of Big Ten Home Debut;
Teams Evenly Matched
Michigan's basketball team will
play its first Big Ten home game
of the season tomorrow night on the
Yost Field House court. The Chicago
Maroons will provide the opposition.
Both teams have poor early season
records, and neither will go into the
fray a favorite.
Although the Chicago team won
only one of its four pre-Conference
games, sentiment on the Midway is
optimistic. The reason for this is that
three brilliant sophomore stars,
Haarlow, Pyle and Oppenheim, who
have been ineligible, will be avail-
able for use against the Wolverines.
They were reinstated at the opening
of the second term, Jan. 2.
Maroon Lineup Undecided
Coach Norgren of the Maroons is
undecided as to who will constitute
his starting lineup against Michigan.
It is probable that he will start an
all-sophomore quintet with Peterson,
six foot four, at center, Haarlow and
Pyle, both well over six teet, at the
forwards, and Oppenheim and Lang
at the guards.
Lang displayed an uncanny eye
for long shots in the Marquette game,
when he rang up five baskets, all
from far out on the floor.
Has Unusual Record
Haarlow, who is sure to start,
amassed a great prep school cage
record. During three years of high
school competition he maintained an
average of 23.5 points per game. In
the last contest of his prep school
career he rolled up the amazing total
of 52 points.
Coach Cappon of the Wolverines
will probably start Plummer and
Ford at forwards, Allen at center,
and Tessmer and Capt. Petoskey at
guards. Jablonski, Tomagno, Rudness
and Oliver will undoubtedly see ac-
tion. The game will be called at
7:30 a. m.
Glen Harmeson, assistant football
coach at Purdue ,has been signed for
three years as head gridiron mentor
at Lehigh University.
Called By Ray Fisher
Coach Ray Fisher yesterday is-
sued the first call for candidates
for Michigan's 1934 baseball team.
Battery-men will be given first at-
tention by the Coach, and all can-
didates for pitching and catching
are asked to report at Yost Field
House at 3:30 p.-m. tomorrow.
Fisher has four veteran pitch-
ers, Wistert, Patchin, Tillotson,
and Menefee, to work with, as
well as several good hurlers from
last year's freshman squad. The
loss of Mike biffley, captain and
catcher last year, creates a serious
situation over a catcher and Coach
Fisher especially requests candi-
dates for this department.
In First Match
With the Northwestern meet a
week off, Coach Cliff Keen is still
undecided regarding the entire ag-
gregate that will represent the Mich-
igan wrestling squad next Saturday.
Keen is certain that Joe Oakley
in the 126, Spoden in the heavy-
weight, and Captain Art Mosier in
the 155 pound divisions will face the
Purple invaders, but the remaining
positions are still a bit indefinite.
Don Fierro, 115 pound class, won
a title in the recent 1l-campus
wrestling meet, but Landrum, veter-
an of last year, disputes his candi-
dacy. As well, in the 135 pound di-
vision, Friedman, all-campus title
holder, Taylor and Caldwell are put-
ting up a stiff three-cornered bat-
Hilton Ponto defeated Lewis Park-
er in a cautious match in the all-
campus struggle, but his margin of
victory was so unconvincing that the
165 pound division remains as un-
certain as the others. This class,
however, is the most hotly contested
of any. Lawton and Ross are also
offering plenty of beef and compe-
Herrod is outstanding in the 145
pound class, having won an all-cam-
pus championship, but here again
competition is strong in the form of
Lewis and Sweet.
Michigan's undefeated varsity
hockey sextet will meet another un-
beaten team from Kitchener (Ont.)
on the Varsity Arena ice at 8 p. m.
Tuesday in the first of two remain-
ing home games for the Maize be-
Kitchener, Senior champions in
the "A" league of the Ontario Hockey
Association last year, is classed as
the best outfit of college calibre in
either Canada or the United States.
Last year the Kitchener puckmen
registered a clean slate for the sea-
son over all teams in the O.H.A.
Their opposition came from Niagara
Falls, Port Colburne, three Toronto
teams, including the crack Univer-
sity of Toronto sextet, and twelve
more Ontario teams of the same
Coach Eddie Lowrey is highly
pleasedhover the selection of Kitch-
ener for Tuesday's battle. Lowrey
feels that he has a winning team
this year and a win over the cham-
pionship Kitchener team would
strengthen his convictions as well as
establish the fact for everyone else.
The Wolverines have been working
.since the holidays to polish off the
attack that has beaten Dearborn,
Amherstburg, and Colgate by rather
close margins. Capt. George David
has shown much improvement in
speed and puck-handling over his
pre-vacation form and is working
well with Johnny Sherf in practice
drills at the forward post.
On the spare list Tommy Stewart'
continues to display better form onI
offense and promises to become a
valuable asset to the Wolverine Con-
ference championship hopes this
Following the game here Tuesday
night Michigan will meet Michigan
Tech at Houghton and Minnesota at
Minneapolis for two games with each
team. The finale of the semester
shows the Dearborn White Stars on
the local rink.
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Wistert Makes All-Michigaii
All-American Team Possible
Henry A. iErnie) Vick, 1921; Jack
Blott:, 1923;Mayarv d Morrison, 1931,
Charles Bernard, 1933.
Quarterbacks: Bennie Friedman,
1926; Harry Newman, 1932.
Halfbacks: Willie Heston, 1903,
1904; James Craig, 1913; John Maul-
betsch, 1914; Harry Kipke,-1922.
Fullbacks: Cedric C. Smith, 1917;
Frank Steketee, 1918.
The naming of Francis M.7
(Whitey) Wistert at tackle on theI
majority of the All-American grid
teams for the last season for the
first time makes it possible to have
a complete All-Michigan, All-Amer-
ican squad. Although previous to the
1933 season 18 Michigan gridders had,
received the mythical honors, butF
one tackle, Otto Pommerening, All-
American in 1928, had been named.
The total list of the 20 Michigan
All-Americans, including Wistert and
Chuck Bernard, the past season's ad-
ditions, which represents the finest
. .G.A. Revises
Method Of Play
In U. S. Amateur
NEW YORK, Jan. 6 - OP) - The
United States Golf Association, at
its annual meeting today, decided
upon a drastic change in the con-
duct of the national amateur cham-
pionship effective this year, elimi-
nating the qualifying rounds at the
tournament and substituting a com-
plete week of match play for a max-
imum of 180 entries.
Under the new arrangement, which
follows in general the lines of the
British amateur and will be tried in
this year's championship at Brook-
line, Mass., Sept. 10-15, six rounds
of 18-hole matches will be played on
the first four days, followed by the
semi-finals and finals over the 36-
The field will be selected chiefly
through the sectional qualifying
competition, already well established
and scheduled this year in 22 sepa-
rate districts on Aug. 21.
The association detailed a num-
ber of other national tournament
arrangements and announced the
selection of the Walker cup team for
the international matches to be
played against the British, May 11-
12, at St. Andrews.
record of any school in the history of
modern football, follows:
Ends: Bennie Oosterbaan, 1925,
1926, 1927; Stan Wells, 1910.
Tackles: Otto Pommerening, 1928;
Francis Wistert, 1933.
Guards: Albert Benbrook, 1909; E.
J. Allmendinger, 1917; E. R. (Butch)
Penn State's 1933 football squad
isn't much heavier than a high school
team. The average weight is 171
pounds and the .average height, 5
feet 10 inches.
Centers: Adolph Schulz, 1907;
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