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T he Victors.
* * *
OPEN AGAIN the most controver-'
sial book in sports annals . .
I mean the one about "which is bet-
ter, a good big man or a good little
man?" Open the ponderous, dusty
tome and chalk down a good big
mark for the good little man.
George Ford, forward on Mich-
igan's basketball team, not regular
forward but just reserve forward, is
that little man. Standing about five
feet seven or eight in his basketball
shoes and weighing not more than
one-fifty, he is a veritable midget
among Big Ten basketball players. Or
maybe the terminology "reserve"
wouldn't fit sophomore George very
well. He started last night's game,
but for most of the season he has
warmed the bench. Anyway, he could
start all the games on my ball team
or even on Cappon's ball team after
last night even if just for sentimental
George was not merely better than
one big man, he was better than nine
big men. His game v~is really a
standout. Such things as his astound-
ng accuracy in shooting last night
when he twisted and turned under,
over, and around those behemoths
on the floor . . . such things, I say,
may be governed by chance in the
individual game. But who will ever
forget the way. George hawked that
ball? He got stepped on and bounced
around for the entire game, but still
he stayed on that ball.
* * *
a scant two points separating the
frantic teams, when possession of
the ball meant everything, who will
forget the spectacle of George trying
to beat a big Indiana opponent who
was way ahead of him by leaving
his feet in a flying lunge for the
sphere. And the ball went out of
bounds instead of into the Indiana
Then again who was it that, with
cold-steel nerves, went out there and
virtually put the skids on the Indians
in the last gasp of the game by
shooting a foul and increasing the
precious two-point leadinto a three
that was safer than a Government
Bond? George Ford again, who not
only played a fine floor game, and
led his team in points, but played
also a splendid defensive game and
did it all with a bandage partly over
an eye that looked like it had been
stepped on.
A ND THEN don't forget sophomore
Dick Evans either. That lad
crashed through some Long Toms
that helped Michigan a great deal in
overcoming an Indiana lead that
stretched at times from 14-4 to 20-
10. Dick played an aggressive game
And Chelse Tomagno did some
pretty tall camping on that elusive
Indiana forward he was guarding,
and Fred Allen went in in the first
half and played a mighty finished
game at center. Al Plummer was in
there too. He and Tomagno were the
only strictly old-timers and regulars
in the lot, and they did a good deal
to balance the play of the newcom-
ers and youngsters.
Say what you like about records
and basketball teams. No matter what
Cappon started out with, they had
fight all the way through and fin-
ished as a vindication of his ability

. . . a splendid team that came from
far far behind to win in the final
"Little Jack" Grover, son of J. C.
Grover, president of the Missouri
Valley A.A.U., broke into the sports
limelight by winning a table tennis
tournament from 150 Kansas City
high school lads.

Winning Track
TeamPoints To
Big Ten Meet
Settles Down To Work Of
Intensive Drill After A
Triangular Victory
After vanquishing Northwestern
and Chicago by an overwhelming
score, Michigan's track team now
points to the most crucial test of the
indoor season- the Big Ten Cham-
pionship Meet to be held at Chicago
next Saturday afternoon.
To the Wolverines the meet has a
special significance because they have
almost an even chance of winning
the title.
Track prognosticators as usual vi-
sion a close battle between the de-
fending champions, from Indiana,
and Michigan, winner of last year's
outdoor meet.
Both Appear Strong
Both have been undefeated to date,
and both appear to have well-di-
vided strength in almost every event.
The showing of the Wolverines in
the triangular meet last Saturday
was especially encouraging to Mich-
igan supporters.
The mile relay team was back in
form as is shown by their winning
time of 3:23.7. The quartetwhich
represented the Wolverines was Tom
and Dick Ellerby, Harvey Patton and
Cass Kemp.
Willis Ward scored a triple win for
the third consecutive week end, at-
taining a new height of 6 feet, 3 /2
inches in the high jump.
Dave Hunn went further into the
stratosphere with this year's record
vault of 13 feet, 2 inches and appears
to be a strong Conference threat in
this event.
Another sophomore, Neree Alix,
continued his good performances of
the past in winning the two-mile in
Childs Repeats Mile Victory
Moreau Hunt won the low hurdles,
and Jack Childs won his second con-
secutive victory in the mile. His
time was a bit slower than last week's
record run, but fast time neverthe-
less. He covered the distance in
Indiana track followers cursed
when they heard that Harvey Smith
had transferred from Illinois to
Michigan, and with reason. The
Lakewood, o., half-miler has been
turning in times of late which have
Church Hornbostel, Hoosier star,
A 1:57.9 half-mile Saturday was
his latest accomplishment, and Coach
Hoyt is looking for him to give
Hornbostel a run for his money in
the Conference meet.
The Wolverine tracksters have
only three more days of preparation.
Yearling Cage
Squad Awarded
1937 Numerals
Thirteen members of the freshman
basketball squad in whose ranks will
be found several strengthening addi-
tions to next year's Varsity, have been
awarded numerals on the recommen-
dation of Coach Ray Fisher.
The freshmen receiving the nu-
merals are Richard Castle, Jackson;
Grant Cheney, Grand Blanc; Chris
Everhardus and John Powell, Kal-
amazoo; Ferris Jennings, Ann Arbor;
John Rieck and Harry Solomon, De-
troit; Alfred Drewes, Yonkers, N.Y.;
Thomas Fisher, Anderson, Ind.; Mat-
thew Patanelli, Elkhart, Ind.; John

Gee, Syracuse, N. Y.; Herbert Sa-
vitch, Binghampton, N. Y. and Cedric
Sweet, Fremont, O.
Loyola University of Los Angeles
has booked a football game with
Texas Tech for next fall. It was a
home-and-home agreement for two

Schmidt Appointed Successor To Willanan

Puck Squad To
Start Practice
For Next Year
Replacements Needed For
G. David, Artz, Sindles,
Chapman, And Stewart
Eddie Lowrey, Varsity hockey

This Drysdale Is A Man
After Mann's Own


-Associated Press Photo
Francis Schmidt (right), who has been head coach of football and
basketball at Texas Christian University, was named head grid coach
at Ohio State University, succeeding Sam Willaman who resigned after
the close of the last gridiron season. Schmidt is shown with L. W. St.-
John, Ohio State athletic director.
Coach Keen To Enter Complete
Wrestling Squad In Nationals

coach, is already looking ahead to
next year's puck season. For the next
two weeks this year's Varsity, except
for the seniors who have played their
last game for Michigan, together with
he freshman aspirants will hold daily
practice sessions to enable Lowrey to
get a line on next year's material.
Ted Chapman, Varsity defense man
for three years, George David, this
year s captain, Avon Artz, regular
center, Harold Sindles andiluTminy
Stewart, reserve forwards, are the
seniors who played their last gam,
for Michigan in the Tech series last
Friday and Saturday.
Must Replace Capt. David
From the freshman squad and Var-
sity spares, Lowrey will have to find
replacements for David and Artz.I
Dick Berryman and Vic Heyliger are
the two freshmen who are the lead-
ing candidates for the positions. Low-
rey is also counting on Gil MacEach-
em and Walter Courtis to be in the
first for the forward be' tis.
Red MacCollum and Larry David
are practically assured of the two de-
fensive berths on next year's Var-
sity. Reed Low and. John Connolly
of the freshman squad are the lead-
ing candidates for reserve defense-

"Who is this man Drysdale?"
That is what swimming fans are ask-I
ing after he set a new intercollegiate
150 yard backstroke mark at North-
western Friday night, and Saturday
afternoon beat Captain Jim Cristy,
Michigan's premier distance swim-
mer, in the 440.
Taylor Drysdale is not exactly un-
familiar to old fans since he made
the All-American swimming team in
1932 while helping Michigan to win
the collegiate title. At that time he
swam on the medley relay team
which set a national mark of 3:08.6,
as well as taking the intercollegiate
backstroke crown.
Out Last Year

However he was ineligible during
the second semester last year, his ab-
sence undoubtedly accounting for
Michigan's loss of the N a t i o n a 1
Coach Matt Mann has the highest
praise for Drysdale both as a back-
stroker and all-around swimmer,
saying, "Taylor is, I believe, capa-
ble of breaking every world back-
stroke record from 220 yards up to
a mile. He could swim the mile on
his back in 2 minutes less than the
existing mark.
"Drysdale is really getting down
to work now and I'm sure he can be
counted on for firsts in the Big Ten
and the Nationals this year."
Another little surprise that Drys-
dale is saving for the boys in the
National- A.A.U. is his ability to swim




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the 300 yard medley in sor
like several seconds under
marks. His chief opponents
will be Johnny Schmieler,
the colors of the Detroit A.
Spence of the New York A.C.
Taylor began his competil
reer as a senior at Highlar
High School where he set a
Interscholastic mark of 1:11
100 yard back stroke. He w
16 years old at the time,

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth
of a series of articles about the forth-
coming National Intercollegiate Wres-
tling Meet.
That Michigan will be completely
replresented in the approaching Na-
tional Intercollegiate Meet is now a
certainty. Coach Cliff Keen is plan-
ning to enter a full team of eight
men in the mat classic, and although
none of them have any previous Na-
tional experience, one of them may
come through. The exact personnel
of the Wolverine contingent is not
known, the performances of the men
in the Conference Meet, set for this

Cappon Pleased
With Prospects
For Cage Team,
This Year's Frosh Cagers
Will Provide Height For
Next Year's Varsity
The probability that next year's
Varsity basketball team will be a
much more powerful unit than the
present lower division club, was re-
vealed yesterday afternoon by Coach
"Cappy ' Cappon while discussing the
potentialities of the 1934-35 court
squad and the forthcoming spring
drill, which begins today for a three
week's stretch.
"The worst handicap this year's
team had was a lack of height," said
Cappon. "There were only two men
on the team who had sufficient height
to play the boards with any degree
of satisfaction. And they were Jab-
lonski and Joslin. Jablonski became
ineligible. Joslin was only fair on
the defensive back board. He used
to play forward before he came to
Michigan and is more used to playing
the offensive board. Without players
to play the backboards, we usually
had to be satisfied with one shot
everytime we got the ball. And some-
times the ball handling was so bad,
we weren't sure of getting even one
shot. On the other hand our oppo-
nents got two or three shots while
we were trying to catch the re-
Freshmen Tail
This year's freshman squad has
height. Dick Castle has six feet, five
inches of it. John Gee is six feet, six
inches tall. Mat Patanelli stands six
feet, one inch. Earl Meyers and Ed
Solomon tower better than six feet.
And as far as ball handling and all
around skill goes, this frosh squad is
the best since the one that included
such men as Deforest Eveland, Ray
Altenhoff, and Bob Petrie, according
to the mentor.,
Graduation will take three veteran
cagers from the squad, but none of
them, as Cappon points out are
three-letter men. Capt. Ted Petoskey
has played regularly for two years;
Fred Allen and Zit Tessmer have
always been substitutes.
In the spring practice sessions, to
be held at the Intramural Building,
Cappon expects to try different coin-
binations in an effort to find the
most effective quintet. In fact he be-
lieves he will have a fairly good line
on the team for next year by the
end of this week.

week-end, being one of the deter-
A tentative Maize-and-Blue entry(
list has been issued, but two weeks
of training remain before the meet,
and the official blank may differ;
from the roster given out recently. In
the probable list the heavier weights;
were the most certain. John Spoden
in the heavyweight class and Ralph
Neafus at 175 lbs. are fixtures, as is
Hilton Ponto, 165 pounder. Louis
Parker, after a slow start has shown
.capability and may grapple at 155
lbs. If Parker wins a place Captain
Arthur Mosier will be dropped from
his usual spot to competition in the
145 lb. class.
The remainder of the Michigan
contingent is largely conjecture. With
Mosier at 145, Jack Harrod and Sey-
mour Freedman will fight for the
right to represent Michigan at 135.
The 126-lb. group will have either
Joe Oakley or Seymour Rubin. Oakley
suffered an injury in an early meet
and may find himself outsted by
Rubin who has been wrestling well of
late. Rubin also has an impressive
record to his credit, having captured
a State A.A.U. title two years ago.
Jim Landrum or Don Fiero will be
entered at 118 lbs.
Two official team entries have al-
ready been received by the commit-
tee, one from Lehigh, rated as one
of the outstanding grappling teams
in the east, who is entering five men,
and one from Kent Normal College of
Kent, O. The Ohioans are entering
a full eight-man squad. Further en-
tries are expected fromthe Big Ten
schools early next week, after the
Conference meet. Minnesota, who has
established an impressive dual meet
record; Indiana, claimants of the
1933 team title; and Ohio State, are
expected to lead the entry list for
the Big Ten.
(The fifth article of this series will
appear in Sunday morning's Mich-
igan Daily.)

Johnny Jewell is expected to be the
guardian of the Michigan net again
next year but two freshmen, Curt
Matthews and Don Stewart, will be
available for substitute duty in the
Wolverine cage.
Lowrey Selects Teams
Coach Lowrey has tentatively se-
lected two teams to oppose each other
in the practice sessions. The regulars
will line up with Jewell in the net,
David and MacCollum at defense,
Berryman at center, and Johnny
Sherf and Heyliger at the wings.
The reserve team will be composed
of Matthews -or Stewart, goal, Low;
and Connolly, defense men, Edward
Chase, center, and Bill Chase and
John Merrill, wings. Dave Fornetti,
Henry Herkner and Theron Gifford
are other freshmen fighting for Var-
sity positions.


Baseball Candidates
To Report Wednesday
All candidates for the Varsity
baseball team are requested to re-
port to Coach Ray Fisher in the
Field House, .Wednesday, after 2
p.m. Those men who have never
previously been out for baseball,
should bring their own equipment.
Actual practice will begin Thurs-

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Faculty, Student Golf
Classes Begin Toda
Golf classes for members of th
faculty and student body will begi
at 3:30 o'clock this afternoo:
Candidates are requested to repo
at that time to Coach Courtrigb
in the Intramural Building.


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