.Y, JANUARY 27, 1934
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Michigan Courtmen Score Upset, Defeating Buckeyes
By AL NEWMAN
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THERE ARE SPECTATORS. Two
thousand of them went down to
the basketball contest last night to
see what made the Mourning Mich-
igans that way. And were they sur-
prised? Ask your Uncle Franklin C.
Cappon all about it. He had a grin
on him like a Cheshire Cat in the
locker room after the Wolverines
downed a pretty good O.S.U. quintet
by four points and by playing better
The Mourning Michigans were still
a bit crude. It's unkind to say it
right now, but they were still a bit
clumsy and inaccurate as a team. But
they showed conclusively that they
have the stuff. Fight? They had large
quantities of that. They came out of
the locker room after the rest period
at the half time and went to town.
The Buckeyes soon found a four-
point lead as non-existent as frogs
Ted Petoskey proved pretty con-
clusively that he had a place in the
lineup. So did "Loose" Jablonski.
Rudness was in there fighting all the
time, and Regeczi's bouncing game
was a bit more bouncing.
IT WAS "CHELSE" TOMAGNO
who had the finesse in that outfit.
His passes were bullet-like and ac-
curate, and he played some very
smart basketball altogether. Dick
Joslin played his first game for Mich-
igan, and was acquitting himself well
when he went out on four fouls.
It was neck and neck toward the
finish, but Plummer and Tomagno
scored a couple of fast ones in the
closing couple of minutes and Cap-.
tain Petoskey, not to be outdone,
popped in a pretty one that definite-
ly put the game on ice. It was really
on ice for only about forty seconds
during the whole battle, and never
really got a good chance to get cooled
THERE ARE FEW' MEN, if any,
that I'd rather see out there ref-
ereeing a basketball or football game
than John Schommer of Chicago. He
was officiating last night. Somewhat
reminiscent of Will Rogers, Mr.
Schommer combines a bit of homely
wisdom and justice in his interpreta-
tion of the rules. He isn't a "rule
book" referee. Occasionally, he makes
a somewhat dubious decision
like any referee . . . and just as
every referee has to. But you can bet
your bottom dollar that when the
tumult and the shouting dies, the two
teams have had absolutely even
breaks on the refereeing.
Schommer rambles around on the
floor and is about as much fun to
watch as the game. When he makes
a decision, he makes it so you can
hear it. In fact, he shakes the dust
off the top row of the pressbox. Also
when he makes a decision, you will
notice that there is no back-chat
among the players. They realize that
he is just about as impartial as they
come and will even stretch the rules
a notch or two to see justice done.
He's my favorite "Simon Legree."
FINE SADDLE HORSES
Beautiful Wooded Riding
Paths Along River
From Ohio State
Capt. Petoskey, Jablonski
Lead, Michigan Scorers
By ROLAND L. MARTIN
Michigan's revamped basketball1
lineup, ably assisted by Capt. Ted
Petoskey and Chelse Tomagno in
stellar roles, bowled over the Ohio
State cagers last night at Yost Field
House to win: its second Big Ten
victory, 32-28. More than 2,000 wildly
excited fans cheered the Wolverines
as they stormed to victory, boosting
their standing in the Conference cage
.race to seventh place.
The contest was a thriller from
start to finish as both quintets bat-
tled desperately for the victory. The'
determined play of the cagers re-
sulted in many personal fouls. the
Wolverines being guilty of 12 offenses
to 14 for the Buckeyes.
Defense Is Good
The highly-touted Buckeye scoring
power was helpless before the tight
defense of the Wolverines, the Ohio
cagers being forced to resort to long
shots to keep pace with the fast-
working Maize and Blue. More than
half of the 12 Buckeye field goals
were the result of these long heaves.
Capt. Petoskey, substituting at
guard for George Rudness,played a
brilliant floor game, accounting for
three field goals as he led the Wol-
verines in their second half rally.
The Michigan leader played a great
game on defense, dogging Bob Col-
burn, the Ohio scoring ace, and hold-
ing him to two field goals during the
time he was guarding the Buckeye
Petrolle Is Through After Losing To Ross
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26. - (AP) -
Branch Rickey, master farmer of
the St. Louis Cardinals' vast farm
system, sees brighter days ahead for
the minor leagues.
"When times get better," he pre-
dicted today, "we'll have more minor
leagues working than ever. The rea-
son is obvious, as transportation has
developed to such a degree that oper-
ating expenses for minor league clubs
have been reduced considerably."
The reason the number of minor
leagues now operating is smaller
than years ago, he believes, is due
to "general conditions" and not to
lagging interest in the game.
"No, no!" he replied when asked
if he believed the supply of baseball
players would diminish some day to
such an extent as to cause the Car-
dinals to reduce their far-flung chain
"I've heard a lot of talk about
baseball dying out, but I don't think
it ever will. There are more men and
boys playing the game now than
there were ten years ago. Baseball
in the biggerfcities may not be played
as much, due to the lack of fields,
but I doubt even that, and I know
that the game is being played more
by men and boys today in the smaller
cities, on the amateur and semi-pro-
-Associated Press Photo
Billy Petrolle (right), the once-great "Fargo Express," decided
that he is "all through" after taking an unmerciful beating from
Barney Ross in New York Wednesday night. The lightweight champion
won every round, and the referee is shown raising Barney's hand in
A.A.U. Track Meet Will Present
Imposing List Of Relay Teams
Tomagno was not far behind Petos-
key in leading the way to the Mich-
igan victory, his quick, accurate pass-
ing and heady play paving the way
for many of the Wolverines' points.
Joslin Opens Attack
The entire Michigan lineup, with
four sophomores, played heads-up
basketball, out-thinking and out-
fighting the more experienced Buck-
Dick Joslin, starting his first game
with the Varsity, stamped himself
as a comer as he opened the Wol-
verine scoring attack with a one-
handed over-head shot after three
and a half minutes of play in the
first half. He counted again a short
time later when he took the tip-off
from center and dribbled past Wilson
to drop a "dog." His eagerness, how-
ever, caused him to foul often and he
was removed from the game on per-
sonals half-way in the first period.
Shifty Whitlinger, midget Ohio
forward, led the scoring for both
teams, dropping in five field goals
and one free throw for 11 points. Col-
burn, second in the Conference scor-
ing race, was held to three field goals
and one free throw by Rudness and
Scoring Is Divided
Petoskey and Jabby Jablonski di-
vided the Wolverine scoring honors,
each with three field goals. Plummer,
Joslin, Regeczi, Rudness and Tomag-
no each accounted for four points.
Both teams seemed to find diffi-
culty in finding the meshes from the
foul line, the Buckeyes dropping in
four gratis shots out of 14, the Wol-
verines accounting for two out of 18.
The Wolverines went into the lead
at the start on Joslin's two goals, be-
fore Colburn dribbled past Rudness to
count the first Ohio points. Buckets
by Plummer and Rudness put the
Maize in the lead, 8-7, midway in the
half, only to see the lead wrested
from them as Wilson and Whitlinger
counted on long shots. The Buckeyes.
maintained this lead, holding a 16-12
edge at half-time. C
Two buckets by Jablonski and a
free throw put the Wolverines in the
By CHARLES A. BAIRD
If, in the middle of the exam pe-
riod, you get that "down and out"
feeling, one of the best things in the
world for- it will be the Michigan
A.A.U. track meet, held right here in
Most of the outstanding amateur
track stars of Michigan will convene
at Yost Field House next Saturday
nght to battle for state recognition
in their various events.
Although a team champion is never
officially chosen, Michigan is unof-
ficially the defending title-holder.
The Wolverines won the meet last
year by quite a margin and are fa-
vorites to repeat on Feb. 3.
This year's program features an
innovation which is expected to
create much added interest in the
meet. It will be almost in the form
of a relay carnival. Eleven mile relays
have been arranged in such a fashion
lead shortly after the second half
started, and they were never headed,
as to give all natural rivals a chance
to meet each other.
The event which will hold the spot-
light is a race between picked quar-
tets from Michigan, Ohio State, and
Illinois. These Big Ten rivals will
give a pre-view of what may be ex-
pected in later Conference meets.
The tentative program of relays
arranges for races between the fol-
lowing teams: Michigan State, West-
ern State Teachers and Michigan
Normal; Northern State Teachers,
Central State Teachers and U. of D.;
Grand Rapids Junior College, Flint
Tech and University of Toledo.
In the M-O Conference Adrian, As-
sumption and Detroit Tech will clash.
Hillsdale, Kalamazoo and Albion will
represent the M.I.A.A. Three Detroit
'Y' teams, Northern, Adams, and St.
Antoine will race.
In the class A high school group
Ann Arbor, Jackson and Kalamazoo
Central will form one group, and
Flint Central, Monroe and Lansing
will comprise the other. Class B
schools competing are Wyandotte,
Birmingham and Dearborn.
These arrangements are not final,
and some changes may be made be-
In addition to the relays eight open
events are planned, in which en-
trants will compete as individuals.
These will be the 60-yard dash, 65-
yard high and low hurdles, mile run,
two-mile run, pole vault, high jump
and shot put.
Plummer, f ............ 2
Joslin, f ...............2
Regeczi, f .............2
Jablonski, c ............3
Allen, c ................0
Rudness, g ............1
Petoskey, g........... .3
Tomagno, g ............2
Tessmer, g .............0
Fisher, f ........
Padlow, f .........
Laybourne, f..... .
Busich, c .........
It is expected a number
college stars will enter
Beitner, g .............
Personal Fouls: Michigan - Joslin,
4; Regeczi, 3; Rudness 2; Plummer,!
1; Jablonski, 1; Petoskey, 1. Ohio
State - Whitlinger 4; Wilson 3; Beit-
ner, 3; Padlow, 1; Conrad, 1; Busich,
1; Colburn, 1.
Officials: Schommer (Chicago) and
Here Is A Reao
EVERYONE IS ELIGIBLE to enter and to receive prizes pro-
viding that he does not receive help in building the plane that
THE RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Both scale size and flying models are eligible for this contest.
Cards with the name, address and age of entry must accom-
pany each plane.
All planes will be entered into one of the following groups:
CLASS A - For boys up to age of twelve.
CLASS B-- For boys from 12 to 16.
CLASS C - For boys who are 16 or over.
All planes will be placed in the store window February 12th,
Judges will be students in the aeronautical department of the
A orize of $3.00 in trade in this store will be 6iven to the win-