JANUARY 17, 1934
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
To Play Gophers
In Two Contests-
Squad Will Provide Acid
Test For Maize
Sheri Tops Scoring
Strong Wolverine Sextet
Has Five Victories; Only
One Defeat Mars Record
The Varsity hockey squad, led by
Coach Eddie Lowrey, will entrain this!
afternoon for Minneapolis where they
will meet the Minnesota Gophers,
champion sextet of the Big Ten, in
a two-game series starting Friday.
Coach Lowrey named nine players
to make the trip consisting of Capt.
George David and Johnny Sherf,
wings, Ted Chapman and Larry Da-!
vid, defense men, Johnny Jewell,
goal, Avon Artz, center, Walter Cour-
tis, Tom Stewart, and Hugh Mc-
Gophers Are Strong
The two games against the Go-
phers will probably give the Wolver-
ines their hardest test of the sea-
son as the Northmen boast one of the
best college sextets in the country.
The Michigan hockey team will not
be far out-classed, however, as Coach
Lowrey contends that he has one of
the strongest squads in recent years.
So far this season, the Maize and
Blue have won five contests in six
starts, with victories over such
strong teams as Dearborn, Amherst-
burg, Colgate, Kitchener, and Mich-
igan Tech. Their only defeat came
last Friday at the sticks ;of the
During the six games, the Wolver-
ines have piled up 21 goals against
12 for their opponents. Dearborn
was defeated, 4-3, in the opener, fol-
lowed by wins over Amherstburg, 3-2,
over Colgate, 7-1, over Kitchener,
2-1, and over Tech, 1-0. The score
of the only defeat was 5-4.
Johnny Sherf, the Calumet flash,
is the leading scorer of the Wol-
verines with 10 goals and four assists
for a total of 14 points.
On their return, from Minneapolis,
the Maize and Blue will meet Point
Edwards of Ontario, leader of the
Ontario Hockey Association, in a
Anderson Greeted On Arrival At New Post
Swim Team To Invade
Eastern Seaboard After
National A.A.U. Meet
Coach Matt Mann announced defi-
ni tely 4-esterday that the Varsity
swimming team will make its annual
Eastern invasion during spring va-
cation this year.
Following the National A. A. U.
meet to be held April 5, 6, and 7 at
Columbus the team will leave by au-
tomobile for the East where a meet
with the New York Athletic Club has
been definitely scheduled for April
A lit Of EnforcedI 'Fudginig. ..
ThIe1 Amal.zedi tiid IBlue Feincers.
1DIFFICULTIES IN REGARD to refereeeing are not entirely confined to
professional hockey. The amateurs have their troubles, too. It. all
arises as the carrying forward of an ancient tradition arising from hockey's
origin and popularization in Canada.
It was a quaint old custom in those days when men were men, etc., to
practically murder the referee along with various players of the opposition
following a contest lost by the home lads unless said referee had done his
level best and practically gypped himself green in the jowls to help the
locals make good.
Hockey refereeing is a job fraught with sorrow and disaster enough
j without spectators taking a hand, so quite naturally the referees were
gentlemen enough to fudge a trifle for the homesters and save the annoy-
ance of later having to place charges against the aroused supporters for
mayhem and such crimes of violence.
Mann is now angling for
-Associated Press Photo
Football players at North Carolina State came out in a body to
welcome their new head coach, Heartly "Hunk" Anderson (center),
on his arrival the other day at Raleigh, N. C. The former coach at
Notre Dame succeeds John "Clipper" Smith.
Jack Tompkins Keeps Busy By
MeansOfhree Different Jobs
Slerf ................ 10
G. David .... .......... 2
L. David ............. 1
Chapman . ............ 1
Team record: Won, 5; L
Tied, none. Points, 10.
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By CHARLES A. BAIRD'
This is the annual "Local Boy
Makes Good" story, and Jack Tomp-
kins, former Michigan hockey star,
is the subject.-
The Detroit papers have been fea-
turing and photographing him for
some time and just to disprove that
old saying, "A prophet is not without
honor, save in his own country,"
we're giving you the dope on him.
The busiest man in hockey - that
is what they call him, and with a
reason. He might well be called the
busiest man in sports, with apologies
to Messrs. Wistert, Regeczi, Ward,
?etoskey, and Oliver.
Michigan's former All-American
goalie and baseball star is signed
with the Detroit Red Wings and also
the Detroit Tigers. Yet he hasn't
engaged in a minute of big time
This, however, doesn't mean thatl
he hasn't had plenty to do. At last j
notice he was petitioning for a 10-
day week in order that he'd have
time to sleep.
In the first place he's spare goalie
on Detroit's major league hockey
club, the Red Wings, and on the
minor league club, the Olympics,
also. The Wings signed him a few
weeks ago when John Ross Roach
At present, his duties are to guard
the net in the practice scrimmages
of the Olympics"and Red Wings at
home. He does this three or four
days a week.
On top of this he is coach of the
Mundus Club of the M-O League.
W 0 M E Nl 'S
S_ P 111kT
Proportions of the Open House,
a weekly event which takes place
every Wednesday evening, have in-
creased. Not only are all the facili-
ties of Barbour gym thrown open to
the participants but also Waterman's
The Corrections class is called for
7 p.m. in the corrective room of Bar-
bour. Dance Club and badminton
will start at 7:30 p.m. the former in
Sarah Caswell Angell upstairs in Bar-
bour gym and the latter in Water-
The two fencing classes will be in
Waterman, the first at 7:30 and the
second at 8:15 p.m.
This means that he must direct the
team in its games and also in its
workouts. The club usually engages
in two games and two practices per
week. Add 'em up - that makes
Bu't Tompkins found he still had
time on his hands, so last week he
accepted a third job.
He has taken the job of coaching
the players of the Metropolitan High
School Hockey League and also of
holding a "clinic" for the league's
There are 16 teams in the prep
puck league and each team has a
squad of from 30 to 50 men. Tomp-
kins must attend practices and ex-
plain the fundamentals to the would-
be hockey players in addition to
helping the coach select his first
team. Once a week all the coaches
convene and Tompkins gives them
tips on the finer points of the game.
Finally, he has been hired to offi-
ciate at all of the games of the prep
loop. He is the only one guy and we
can't figure it all out.
In the spring and summer Jack
plays baseball. Farmed-out from the
Tigers to the Shreveport club in the
Dixie League, he was outstanding
last season. Friends expect that he
will be given a try-out with the Tig-
ers in March. If he doesn't make
good, he'll probably be sent to Beau-
mont, one of the best minor league
clubs. He's an outfielder.
other meets to fill the week's sched-
ule. Tentative plans are to meet
the Newark A. C. on April 9 and
Pennsylvania A. C., April 10.
After the meet with the strong
New York outfit which annually cops
most of the National A. A. U. titles,
Mann hopes to have meets with Col-
gate or Columbia on April 12 and
Buffalo, April 13, before returning
to Ann Arbor.
Though Mann has scheduled only
four dual meets, two at home and
two away, with conference opponents
before the Big Ten and National
tourneys come around, he plans to
give his, swimmers plenty of chance
to accustom themselves to strange
pools as well as pad the swimming
treasury, by giving exhibitions in
three states. The complete sched-
ule of exhibitions and meets follows:
Jan. 24- Michigan State, there
Jan. 26 - Highland Park H. S., Ex.
Feb. 16 - Ohio State, here
Feb. 17 -Cleveland Club, Ex.
Feb. 21-Battle Creek, Ex.
Feb. 23 - Iowa, here
Feb. 24 -Cleveland Y. M. C. A.
March 1- South Bend H. S., Ex.
March 2 - Northwestern, there
March 3 - Illinois, there
March 17 - Big Ten at Iowa
March 29, 30, 31-National Inter-
collegiate at Ohio State
April 5, 6, 7 - National A. A. U.
at Ohio State
April 9 -Newark A. C., there (ten-
April 10 -Penn A. C., there (ten-
April 11-N. Y. A. C., there
April 12 - Colgate, there (tenta-
ii BIG TEN STANDINGS
THERE IS STILL THAT TENDENCY, and it may be noted from time
to time in collegiate hockey as well as in Big Ten hockey, where the
home team hires the referee instead of there being a number of Big Ten
officials as is the case in football and basketball. And in passing it might
be noted that this season's refereeing on the local surface has been
There have been difficulties in the past up at Minnesota, and the
Michigan hockey team is headed for the Gopher stronghold again. It is to
be hoped that no such occurrences mar this trip.
Once, prior to a Minnesota-Michigan ice spasm a certain character
called Eddie Lowrey, coach of the Michigans on the telephone and gave him
the idea that he was a reporter. After the usual questions about the lineup,
this party asked Ed whom he would like to referee the game. "Anyone but
Mr. Blank," replied the coach, "I don't like Blank's refereeing."
"Oh, is that so?" said the Voice, "well this is Blank speaking and I'm
LATE REVERBERATIONS FROM THE FRONT in the battle for exist-
ence being waged by the Nameless Wonders that used to be the Fencing
Team against the unfavorable edict of the Board in Control indicate that
the score is now approximately'ten to nothing in favor of the Board.
According to Bob Nahrgang, captain-elect of the Masked Marvels, all
engagements are about to be cancelled, and in addition to the interdict on
the Michigan name, thereis also a new "Verbotoen" sign on all University
fencing equipment. It looks like the boys will have to hold all their meets
out in the alley with broomsticks.
Well, I at least got a name for the Anonymous outfit. They used to be
the Maize and Blue Fencing team; now they are the Amazed and Blue
W L Pct.
Purdue ...........4 0 1.000
Iowa .............3 1 .750
Northwestern .....3 1 .750
Indiana ..........2 2 .500
Illinois..........2 2 .500
Ohio State ........2 2 .500
Minnesota ........1 2 .333
MICHIGAN ......1 3 .250
Wisconsin........1 3 .250
Chicago ..........0 3 .000
Boast Average Qf
6 Feet, 2 Inches
OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 16- Any col-
lege basketball team with hopes of
stopping Creighton university's pow-
erful Bluejays this season will need,
among other things, plenty of height.
Among the "other things," as has
been shown in early games, are
speed and plenty of defensive ability.
But about that height. The nine
men constituting the first squad have
an average height of 6 feet, 2%
inches, with Willard Schmidt, vet-
eran 6 foot, 8 inch center, topping
Forwards are Englebreston, 6-2,
and Lomax, 5-11, with Miller, 6-2,
and Kockrow, 6-1, at the guards.
O'Leary and Wilson, each six feet
even, and Skoda, 6-3, and Brick, 6-1,
are leading reserves.
Englebretson, 192-pound sopho-
La Salle Hats
and we're selling them at the
same low prices, in all the
new shades and shapes.
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