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CH 15, 1934

TH E MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE

PLAY &
BY- PLAY

I--By AL NEWMANT-gn
The .gon. . ..
SOME ADVICE to the next sports
editor, who will be appointed
some time in May. First, do not write
a column if you want to lead a care-
free existence such as sports editors
are supposed to lead and don't. A
daily column is the chief bane of a
trying existence. A column will prob-
ably bring your grey hairs in sorrow
down to Sheol faster than anything
I can think of.
Now take for example this column,
written on a decidedly off day. What
is there to write about? I take a sheet
of very blank copy paper, insert it
into my machine, and optimistically
head it.
Then I sit down and wait. Nothing
happens. I scratch my left ear with
my left hand. Still nothing happens.
I scratch my right ear with my right
hand. No results.
T HEN A TOUR of the Publications
building is in order. I wander
aimlessly about from office to office
where people are working on definite
jobs. They don't just have so much
blank space staring at them out of
a page dummy. They are normal and
happy.
Returning to the machine, I sit
down with my right leg up on the
table beside the typewriter. Then
things do begin to happen. I make
a momentous decision to begin the
day's effort with the word "Some,"
having no idea of what is to follow.
After ten more fruitless minutes
looking at that accursed word leap-
ing out of the white paper in insolent
and; solitary grandeur, I get dis-
gusted and play a few holes of waste-
basket golf. This game consists essen-
tially of pitching a gum rubber eraser
into a previously designated waste-
basket at some distance from the
designated tee in as few shots as pos-
sible.
OF COURSE, if you want to be
crude about it all right. Say that
a game consisting of heaving an
eraser into a wastebasket has no fine
points, nothing to arouse the enthu-
siasm. But the local devotees have de-
veloped such things as bank-shots off
the walls.
Now this is just avoiding the main
issue which is turning out a column
of matter supposedly fit to read .
maybe a trifle informative, but any-
way amusing.
And strangely enough, nothing ever
happens in the way of work while I
am playing wastebasket golf. Still I
feel that I should get, back to the
machine and try to get something out
of it.
So I return and there is that hellish'
word "Some" staring me in the face.
So with a deep sigh and an intense
look of concentration, I open the por-
tals of my mind and out comes some-
thing like this.
Ann Arbor Cagers
Play In State Meet
'Ann Arbor High cagers will play
Benton Harbor tonight at Kalama-c
zoo in the first round of the finalst
of the State High School Basketball
tournament. ,.t
Both teams are coached by formerx
Michigan football stars, Ann Arbor
High by LaVern 'Kip' Taylor and
Benton Harbor by Bill Orwig.
The winner of tonight's game will
meet the winner of the Saginaw East-f
ern-Lansing Eastern game at GrandI
Rapids in the semi-final round. Finalr
games are to be played in Grandt
Rapids.t

Fordson High
May Be Scene
Of State A.A.U.
Large Group Of Yearling
Wrestlers Expected To
Participate In Meet
Tentative plans indicate that the
State A.A.U. wrestling meet will be
held on Saturday at Fordson High
School, but a definite decision on the
matter will not be forthcoming until
a later date, Coach Cliff Keen of the
Michigan team stated last night.
The original date had been set for
this week-end but was postponed.
Action by the coaches at Michigan,
Michigan State and Fordson High
School, the three schools chiefly in-
terested, has led to the tentative
agreement upon Saturday.
Michigan will have a strong entry
list, with Coach Otto Kelly of the
freshman squad planning to enter
16 or 20 men and Coach Keen plan-
ning to enter several of his Varsity
reserves. All Michigan entries will
be as unattached contestants.
Kelly will enter at least two men
in each weight division. At 118 lbs.
he plans to enter Allen Rubin, broth-
er of the Varsity wrestler and Ed
Kellman. In the 126 lb. class Wal-
ter Heavenrich, who made an im-
pressive showing in an exhibition
bout before the Michigan-Cornell
College meet, will be entered.
Frank Bissell. one of the outstand-
ing members of the yearling squad.
will wrestle at 155 lbs. In the heavy-
weight division Harry 'Tiny' Wright
and Cloyce 'Bud' Hanshue will en-
ter. All are freshman football nu-
meral winners.
Another freshman gridder is Abe
Levine, who will wrestle at 165 lbs.
other freshmen who will enter in-
clude Gardner at 135 lbs., Louis Mas-
curuskus at 145 lbs., Otto Kersch-
baum and Garver, both at 165 lbs.
Ch si's Make
id For Hockey
Crown Toniht
The inter-fraternity hockey title
will be decided tomorrow night at
10 p.m. in the Varsity Arena when a
sextet representing the Chi Psi Lodge
opposes the winner of the Lambda
Chi Alpha-Frieze and Cornice semi-
final match.
Chi Psi assured themselves of a po-
sition in the finals when they shut
out Theta Chi Tuesday night 5-0. The
game produced some excellent
hockey, and the Theta Chi's were
held scoreless only because of the
competent job of net minding turned
in by Curt Matthews, Chi Psi goalie.
Frieze and Cornice and Lambda
Chi Alpha led their respective leagues
throughout the entire season, but the
latter team is considered rather
stronger than the architects because
of a recent victory over the powerful
Rinkeydinks, 2-1.
The Lambda Chi team, boasting
such stars as Chuck Kocsis, Ralph
Whisler, and Johnny Schaupner, are
conceded the edge over the Chi Psi's
as far as an offensive threat is con-
cerned, but with Matthews in goal for
the State Street lads, the title game]
should prove to be pretty much of a
toss-up. Coach Eddie Lowrey will
referee the match and preparations
are being made for a sizeable crowd.
BAN FRIGID BASEBALL
The Chicago White Sox, heading
for their west coast training camp,
planned a southern return trip to
avoid cold exhibition games which
trainers blamed last season for ge-

ting players out of condition.

Veterans And Rookies Limber Up For Another Pennant Chase

-Associated Press Photo
With the baseball season just around the corner, stars and rookies alike are working out the kinks at spring training camps. At left
Hughie Critz, New York Giants infielder, spears a high one at Miami Beach, Fla. Below Charley Beery of the Athletics socks one at Fort Myers.
Carl Ulrich is catching. Above three Chicago White Sox players are pedaling the air at. Pasadena, Calif. Left to right: Whitlow Wyatt, "Mule"
Haas, and Milton Bocek. And at right old Dazzy Vance, now with the Cincinnati Reds, is shown ready to send a fast one across the plate.

Petoskey And
Paulson Belting'
BallAlready
Squad's Heaviest H i t t e r
And Third Sacker Sock
Pill Into Indoor Nets
The baseball boys have only been
batting for three days, but it seems
as if Ted Petoskey and Clayt Paul-
son have found their batting eyes al-
ready. They are hitting the ball of-
tener and harder than anyone else
in the cages; in fact the pitchers
don't exactly relish the idea of throw-
ing to these two, for it's hard to
dodge those whistling line drives i
the cages.
Petoskey will be playing his third
year as the regular centerfielder. He
is a ball hawk in the outfield, has a
good arm, and he was the hardest
hitter on the team last year, despite
the fact that Artz led him by a few
percentage points in the final tab-
ulation.
Last year, during the early part of
the season, Paulson started out as
the regular third baseman. He had
shown great promise as a hitter on
the freshman team the year previous,
but his career was cut short when
he stopped a hard line drive with
his thumb, in an early practice game
with Michigan State Normal.
This year, Coach Fisher needs a
catcher. He is trying to convert Paul-
son, who has had high school and
sandlot experience as a catcher, and
it is probable that he will get first
call at the receiving assignment, al-
though Ted Chapman, reserve catcher
last year, will push him for the job.
The cast of 45 aspirants for Var-
sity berths is still intact, but it is
probable that Fisher will cut several
of them by the end of next week.

Every Winner A Record-Holder
Is Possibility In Big Ten Meet

By ART CARSTENS
When the smoke of battle has
cleared away from above the Iowa
University pool late Saturday how
many shattered Big Ten records will
float upon theruffled surface of that
body of water? -
One prognosticator says a new rec-
ord may be set in all eight events,
another says that no records will fall.
The latter bases his prediction on the
fact that the meet will be held for
the first time in a 50 yard pool, in-
stead of the usual 25 yard affair.
The 150 foot Hawkeye pool is one
of the few of its length in the coun-
try and, consequently, few swimmers
are accustomed to swimming twice
the usual distance before making a
turn.
Automatically A Record Holder
The National Intercollegiate A.A.
lists records for both 75 and 150 foot
pools, and perhaps Big Ten records
may be divided the same way this
year. If so, every winner in Saturday's
meet will automatically become a rec-
ord holder.
Most swimmers tend to gain time
on the turns, it is believed, and the
smaller number of turns in the longer
pool tends to cut down time corre-
spondingly. This is partially born
out by the N.C.A.A. 150-foot records
which are seconds slower than those
recorded in the 75-yard pools.
If the Michigan, Northwestern, and
Illinois swimmers can accustom
themselves to the new pool in two
days of practice, any number of rec-
ords may fall.
If Captain Jim Cristy will "shoot
the works" in the 440 a mark con-
siderably under the 5:06.4 recorded
by Kennedy, Michigan, three years
ago will go into the books. With the
meet almost a walkaway for Mich-
igan James Crapo should feel no
scruples about attempting to set a

mark around 4:54 or 55, that will
stand for years to come.
In such an event the matter of
breaking the 220 mark will have to
be left to Robertson, Michigan, al-
though Cristy is defending champion.
Johnny Schmieler, last year's Mich-
igan captain, set the existing mark
of 2:17.4 two years ago. Tex knocked
a tenth of a second off this time in
practice yesterday.
Hershberger's eight year old mark
of :24.1 in the 50 will have to be
broken by Highland, Northwestern, or
Flachmann, Illinois, if at all. High-
land has negotiated the distance in
23 and a fraction on several occa-
sions this year.
Flachmann Is Favored
Wilcox's 53 seconds for the cen-
tury is still regarded as pretty decent
time around the Conference, but
Flachmann may knock off a few
fractions of a second if he is at his
best.
Don Horn, Northwestern, has been
attempting to loosen Johnny Schmie-
ler's hold on the 210-yard breast
stroke crown for a year now, but
the Michigan captain's record still
stands. Will Horn crash through in
2:31.3 or less Saturday? Few people
think so.
After waiting two years for a
chance at his own 150-yard back-
stroke mark no one believes that Tay-
lor Drysdale will let his opportunity
on Saturday go unused. Taylor can
make his 1:42.3 look like something
out of the 19th century archives and
may lower this time by three, per-
haps four seconds.
Michigan also has a well-balanced
bunch of sprinters who may crash
through with a new mark in the 400
yard relay. They have to better the
mark of 3:44.2 the Wolverine team of
1931 set.

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