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%NUARY 13,1934


Michigan Grapplers Seneason Tonight Against W:
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Bieuing. . . .
* * *
N PAST YEARS, many states have
not recognized betting as legal.
They have made it illegal and simply
ignored it or made it illegal and not
igored it. Still and all it is probably
safe to say that in such states there
has still been the wagering of cur-
rency, checks, good and bad, shirts,
and other articles on such athletic
events as poker and craps as well as
games of chance like football, base-
ball, and horseracing.
Now if one of the officers repre-
senting the power and majesty of the
law in such a state should see such
things going on, it would be his
bounden duty to arrest the malefac-
tors and throw them into the local
bastille to await the coming of the
next assizes when they would be
tried. But it is ten to one that he,
like the law, would not recognize it.
Lately there has been a new tend-
ency on the part of the legislatures
in more progressive states to realize
that the state is missing a cut on
quite a fat industry, and there are
now very few industries indeed which
can boast such immunity. Conse-
quently, even the state of Massachu-
setts is revising the current code to
permit betting.
quite a funny story. In defense
of the morals of Boston people among
the rest of those inhabiting the Bay
State, betting on the 'ponies was
quite strictly forbidden, and there
was little or no betting. In fact there
was little, if any, horse-racing in the
But New Hampshire pulled a smart
one . . at least a corporation of
enterprising New Englanders did.
They installed quite a respectable
track at Rockingham, N. H., which
is quite near the border, and ran
excursion trains from Boston. Now
this put the monkey-wrench into the
machinery of the Massachusetts law
inasmuch as the good people of Bos-
ton were having their morals cor-
rupted without the Bay State getting
any of the proceeds therefrom. All
the revenue from the taxation of the
betting went to New Hampshire, and
now the legislatiure of Massachusetts
is forced to let down the anti-bet-
ting bars.
The same thing is happening in
other states . . . at least similar
things, and I think it is probably only
right that a state should have the
money accruing from the ruining of
the morals of its citizens, and not
some other state which has nothing
to do with the matter at all.
ALL THIS is an astounding illustra-
tion of the fact that a govern-
ment cannot prevent its people from
entering the confines of Hades in
their own fashion (going to hell in
their own way). People have been
betting on athletic contests and such
trivialities since before the dawn of
recorded history . . . in fact ever
since Adam bet Eve that the serpent
was nothing but a snake and won an
Yes, and people have been losing
their shirts for centuries. The Aztecs
had a ball game played in a court
300 feet long where the players kicked
a rubber ball back and forth with
their knees and hips, scoring points
when it got by the opposition.
In the middle of the court fifteen
feet up there was a stone ring, and
if a player sent the ball through
that (and it only happened once in a
blue moon) he was entitled to begin
a first-class nudist colony, for all the
clothes and possessions of the on-
lookers belonged to him subject to
immediate collection if the gallery
didn't get a nice head start and run
away. It is reported that first-class

scrimmages resulted from the efforts
of the player and his friends to col-
On those ball games were wagered
practically anything from a dozen
frogs and two ducks to the freedom
of the bettor. Betting was betting in
those high and far-off times!
Anyway, it all goes to show that
people have bet for a long time and
will continue to do so, and it is the
part of a clever state legislature to
take the state's chunk of the proceeds
and pipe down about the entire af-
Pugs Want To Win So
Engage Women Pilots
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 12. - (P) -
Tampa boxers seem to be going in
for "petticoat rule." Two have signed
up with women managers recently.
Tony Cancela, a heavyweight,

Wildcats All Set1
To Avenge Last
Year's set-back
Keen Announces Starting
Men; Still Undecided In
118 Pound Division
Ponto Starts At 175
Hard Battle Is Expected
Between Captain Mosier
And D. Kaufman
Michigan will inaugurate its wrest-
ling season at 7:30 tonight at the
Yost Field House when it engages in
a dual meet with a powerful North-
western squad. 'There will be eight
Coach. Clifford Ieen yesterday an-
nounced all of his starting lineup
with the exception of the Wolverine
representative in the 118 pound divi-
sion. He is still undecided in his
choice of either Jimmy Landrum or
Don Fiero and will wait to see what
condition both will be in when they
weigh in at 2:30 this afternoon.
Joe Oakley will be the starter in
the 126 pound class and will wrestle
against Captain Seiferth of the Wild-
cat team. Last year, Oakley won a
time advantage over the present
Northwestern leader and is the fav-
orite for the bout.
The Wolverine in the 135 pound
battle will be Seymour Freedman who
will meet G. Bronson. Harrod of
Michigan will meet Hanley in the
145 pound bout. Although Hanley did
not wrestle against Michigan in the
dual meet last year, he is a veteran
of three year's experience.
Mosier Meets Kaufman
The 155 pound battle is expected
to be the outstanding match of the
evening with Captain Art Mosier
meeting D. Kaufman of Northwest-
ern. Kaufman, in the meet last year,
threw Wilson one of the Michigan
dependables, in the 165 pound bout.
His coming down in weight forbodes
bad things for Michigan but Mosier
is considered the best wrestler on
the Wolverine squad and is expected
to come through.
Lewis Parker will start for Mich-
igan in the 165 pound struggle and
will meet N. Horsting. Hilton Ponto
will fight S. Mondala in the 175
pound bout and John Spoden will
have it out with C. Sutton in the
heavyweight match. The Northwest-
ern representative in the 118 pound
class is L. Williams.
Michigan beat Northwestern last
year at Evanston by a 17 to 15 score
and the Wildcats are expected to

To Wrestle Tonight

400 Spectators Attend Handicap Swimming Meet

make the

evening interesting for

Wisconsin Game
Badger Quintet Is Strong
Despite Two Previous
Conference Setbacks
The Michigan basketball squad,
escorted by Coach "Cappy" Cappon,
left Ann Arbor yesterday afternoon
for an extended week-end trip dur-
ing which they will meet Wisconsin's
Badgers at Madison tonight and the
Northwestern outfit at Evanston on
A squad of ten men made the pil-
grimage including Captain Petoskey,
Zit Tessmer, Chelso Tamagno, Jabby
Jablonsky, Fred Allen, Al Plummer,
Manny Fishman, Georgie Rudness,
Russ Oliver, and John Regeezi.
It was evident in the last practice
held just before the team left that
Coach Cappon would adhere to the
starting lineup that caused such a
sensation in the game against Chi-
However, it is also evident that
Michigan will be up against an en-
tirely different proposition when they
encounter the Wisconsin outfit at
Madison. True enough the Badgers
have failed to live up to the pre-
conference expectations, but the
games they lost to Illinois and Iowa
were both close. The Badgers split
a two-game series with Marquette
earlier in the season.
If the Wolverines can defeat both
Wisconsin and Northwestern, they
will probably be close to first place in
Conference ranking.

Nataors Make
Good Showing
In Exhibition
Johnny Schmieler Trns
In Excellent Ti e In
75-Yards Medley
More than 400 spectators turned
out last night at the Intramural pool
to witness the opening exhibition of
the swimming material with which
Coach Matt Mann hopes to regain
the national intercollegiate cham-
pionship lost to Northwestern last
Swimmers and divers from the
Varsity, freshmen, both local and
Ypsilanti Central high schools, and
two former Varsity captains, Bob
Miller, '32, and Johnny Schmieler,
'33, competed in the Open Handicap
In the swimming events, each com-
petitor was given a handicap accord-
ing to the time he had made in his
particular event in the trials which
have been held this week. Some of
the entries started at "go," while
the faster sprinters had handicaps
ranging from one to 15 seconds. In
the high board diving, Derland John-
son started at scratch while Arthur
Kuesel, freshman diver, was given an
advantage of 25 points.
Several excellent times were made
by the entries in the various events.
Johnny Schmieler, under a handicap
of 10 seconds in the 75-yard medley,
covered the distance in 42 seconds,
closely approaching record time. The
best mark turned in by the Varsity
was made by Tex Robertson in the
200-yardfree style, whocovered the
distance in 2:05.
25-yards Boys - 1. Brier; 2. Allen;
3. Fries. Time- :16.5.
50-yards free style -1. Kennedy
(Freshman); Robertson (Varsity);
3. Kamienski' (Varsity) ; 4. Dersch
(Varsity). Time - :27.2.
50-yards breast stroke -.1. Miller
(Alumni); 2. Crittenden (Freshman);
VanderVelde (Freshmen). Time -
50-yards back stroke -1. Selevan
(Varsity); 2. Schaible (Ypsilanti
Central); 3. Batter (Varsity). Time
200-yards free style - 1. Dersch
(Varsity) ; 2. Robertson (Varsity);
3. Lawrence (Varsity). Time-2 :19.
25-yardsndouble oar --1. Blake and
Renner (Varsity); 2. VianderVelde
and VanderVelde (Freshmen). Time
High Board Diving - 1. Fersten-
feld (University High), 79 points;
2. Grady (Freshman), 72 points; 3.
Johnson (Varsity), 71 points.
75-yards medley --1. Allen (Fresh-
man); Brady (Freshman) 3. Seal-
ski (Freshman). Time-:49.7.
100-yards relay-1. Ypsilanti Cen-
tral (Brier, Fries, Comstock, Gordie) ;
2. Freshmen (Dennison, Vander-
Velde, Crittenden, Lawson) ; 3. Var-
sity (Robertson, Lawrence, Dalrym-
ple, Renner). Time - :53.2.
Nine more games have been played
off in the Intramural basketball
tournament, with scores proving in
many cases the strength of the fa-
vorites. Twenty-six sextets have been
placed in either the A or B divisions
of the series in just this one week's
All the winners automatically go
into the A ranking, while the losers
enter the B play-offs. Champions

will be decided in each group, thus
giving the losers a second chance to
fight for the title.
Delta Gamma routed a weak
Theta Phi Alpha team, 21 to 0, while
Martha Cook did even worse to Alpha
Chi Omega, the final on this being
36 to 0.
Betsy Barbour defeated Tri Delt,
26 to 7, while Kappa Kappa Gamma
won over the newly organized Grad-
uate sextet, 20 to 12. The Indepen-
dents smashed Alpha Chi Omega,
finishing with a score of 28 to 19.
Chi Omega took Jordan's second
team 24 to 4, and Newberry ran
rough-shod over Gamma Phi Beta,
13 to 3. Two defaults completed the
week's schedule, as Kappa Alpha
Theta defaulted to Alpha Xi Delta,
and Alpha Epsilon Phi to Adelia

Big Ten Standings -
W L Pct.
Iowa ................2 0 1,000
Purdue ..............2 0 1,000
Indiana ..............2 0 1,000
MICHIGAN ..........1 1 .500
Illinois 1 . 1 .500
Illinois ............... 1 1 .500
Northwestern .........1 1 .500
Ohio State.... .....1 1 .500
W isconsin ............0 2 .0001
Minnesota ...........0 2 .000
Chicago .......... ....0 2 .000
The Freshman track squad will
hold a meeting at 2 p. m. before
the time-trials this afternoon.
Coach Hoyt and Prof. Carver will

All Conference Teams Play Off
Third Basketball Round Tomiiht
A five-game card will launch Big anced aggregation in the league, with
Ten basketball teams on their third the veteran Bastian, Moffit, Black-
round tilts tonight. mer, Selzer and Grim combination,
The Purdue-Indiana hook-up will should win easily. Minnesota has yet
The urdu-Inianahoo-up illto achieve a conference victory.
hold the spotlight, for both quintetsortcheeatoernneOhioratyit
are undefeated in Conference play, Northwestern and Ohio State, with
and the losing team will topple from one win and one loss each, will tangle
a the-cosngresareofthepleagrueat Columbus. The Purple, performing
a three-cornered share of the league poorly in early practice games, are
lead. rapidly hitting their stride, and
Indiana, in two previous Confer- should have a slight edge over Ohio
ence starts, defeated both Michigan, State, weakened by injuries to her
and Ohio State, by impressive mar- two star forwards.
gins, while Purdue experienced little The Fighting Illini engage Chicago
trouble in subduing Minnesota and tonight on the Midway floor. Illinois,
Illinois. The outcome is a toss-up, for with such stars as Captain Hellmich,
not only are the teams very evenly Froschauer, and Benham appear too
matched, but competition is extreme- strong for the Maroons, who after
ly rife when the two Hoosier teams their recent poor showing against
'get together.' Michigan, don't rate to win many
Iowa, the only other unbeaten team Conference games.
in the Big Ten, will meet Minnesota Michigan takes on Wisconsin at
on the Gophers' home floor, and the Madison to round out a complete eve-
Hawkeyes, possessing the best-bal- ning's action in Big Ten circles.

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