8, 1934 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Basketball Fans Sigh, Look To
Next Season For Winning Team
By JOEL NEWMAN
Sadness, pervaded by a deep gloom,
has constituted the greater part of
Coach Cappon's mental-makeup dur-
ing the current and now almost ex-
tinct basketball campaign. Michi-
gan fans know the reason. The Wol-
verine cagers do not win games.
Last December, the court squad
was an unknown quantity. That
however is nothing new. Every De-
cember Cappon's men are Confer-
ence puzzles. Usually the boys would
drop the first few pre.conference
games, then right themselves, and
at the end of the struggle for the
To Begin Series
Free Golf Less
-Associated Press Photo
New York and baseball fans throughout the nation like to remem-
ber the late John J. McGraw, for years pilot of the Giants, as the
belligerent, hard-driving manager and as the still more belligerent and
crafty ball player. At the right he is shown in a characteristic activity,
as manager, driving out fungoes in practice. At left, all dressed up for
the races at Havana, where he vacationed.
Believe It Or Not -A Michioan
Trackster Beat Michgan Once
Ray Courtwright, Varsity golf
coach, will hold his second series of
golf instruction and demonstration
beginning March 5 in the Intramural
driving nets. Four classes a week, for
faculty and students, will be offered.
Over 30 have taken advantage of
the free instruction which Court-
wright offered during the first course,
completed this week, and he hopes to'
have a greater number enrolled in the
Individual instruction as well as
group instruction and demonstration
is offered in the course which is
designated to meet the needs of not
only beginners but experienced golf-
The main topics will be as to men-
tal attitude, stance, grip, and the
swing, with special emphasis on the
latter. At least 15 minutes a day of
practice in that department is recom-
mended, and the net facilities of the
building are open at all times for
Courtwright will follow to a large
extent the teaching principles of Alex
Morrison as expounded in his book
"New Way to Better Golf," and that
book will be used as reference by the
Billiard Tournament To
Be Held By Telegraph
Eight universities will be repre-
sented in the annual telegraphic bil-
liard tournament to be held.tomorrow
night. The representatives of the
University of Michigan will play at
8:00 p. m. in the game room on the
second floor of the Union.,
This year's tournament, which is
being sponsored by the student offi-
cers of the Union, has attracted en-
tries from Brown, Purdue, Minnesota,
and other Universities.
Big Ten crown, the Maize and Blue
would find themselves roosting high
up in the first flight of Conference
This year. however, things have
been different. The team started
out in very much the same way,
dropping five out of seven pre-con-
ference games, but to the amazement
of their followers, failed to retrace
the steps of their predecessors and
kept right on losing.
Up to the last game against North-
western, there remained faint glim-
merings of hope that the cagers
would suddenly find themselves and
pull an inspired victory out of the
fire and confusion of the second half.
But with the gun, those same glim-
merings vanished and a Michigan
audience beheld the spectacle of a
Wolverine team that couldn't win.
There's Still Indiana
There remains, of course, another
game on the schedule with Indiana.
Perhaps Captain Petoskey and his
men can save this final game. If they
do, the ending of the campaign will
be a great deal softer and there will
be a much happier landing for both
players and followers.
Was there anything fundamental-
ly wrong with the team? The an-
swer can be easily attributed to a
single statement: The winners of a
basketball game invariably play bet-
ter basketball than the losers, and
"better basketball" has the qualify-
ing element of making more points
than your opponents. There's your
answer in a nutshell, Michigan's op-
ponents made more points than did
The question, therefore, uppermost
in the minds of everyone concerned
is, will the Varsity cagers of 1934-
35 win games, and according to the
above formula, we look for men who
will make points next season.
Next Year's Prospects Good
Remaining on the Varsity squad,
we have nominal point-getters in
Plummer, Ford, Fishman, Regeczi,
and Joslin Right now there ar
many people who would be willing to
wager that the last named player
will be high in the list of Conference
scorers next year. This also means
a capable and dependable center
without whom a team can do little
Tomagno and Oliver will be in the
Comparatively little is known of
the freshman team outside of the
fact that in every scrimmage with
the Varsity the scores have been re-
markably close. Coach Fisher offer
to his colleague, Coach Cappon, an
early Christmas present to be de
livered at the first practice session
next fall. Out of the package wil
probably tumble such prizes as Ear
Meyers, Harry Solomon, and a hos
Face M. S.CC.
An almost complete team of seniors
will represent Michigan when Coach
Cliff Keen's wrestlers lock holds with
Michigan State on Saturday after-
noon in the Field House. Seymour
Rubin, the sophomore star who has
substituted for Joe Oakley in the
126-lb. division, will be the lone
Keen has announced that Jimmy
Landrum will be replaced at 118 lbs.
by Don Fiero and that Louie Parker
will wrestler in the 175-lb. division
instead of Ralph Neafus.
Fiero, a senior without previous
Varsity experience, has wrestled in
two meets for the Wolverines this
year and will meet Genson with
whom he drew when the Spartans
were defeated in the team's first
meeting by a 16 1-2 to 11 1-2 score.
Parker, too, will be in a return
engagement, meeting Knudson, whom
he defeated in the previous meet.
The Spartans will bring a greatly
improved team, according to Keen,
and will have two outstanding stars
in Captain Austin at 126 lbs. and
Gordon Reavely in the heavyweight
Austin has met but one defeat this
season, and that at the hands of
Joe Oakley. Seymour Rubin, who has
replaced Oakley in their last two
matches, is undefeated, and will at-
tempt to continue the fine showings
which he made in the Cornell and
Chicago meets. Oakley, too, was un-
defeated, and Rubin will be out to
keep the Wolverine 126-lb. division
In Reavely, the Spartan unlimited
entry, State has one of the out-
standing wrestlers in the country, ac-
cording to Keen. Reavely was chosen
in 1932 as one of the six heavyweights
in the United States to tryout for the
Olympic team. He was forced to leave
"school last year because of illness,
however, and has not been as effec-
tive during the present season.
BOXING SHOW TONIGHT
Over 12 matches are scheduled
s by Co. K, of the National Guard for
their one night amateur boxing show
to be held at the local Armory to-
enight. The show will be a continua-
tion of the meets which have been
f held in the Armory throughout the
e winter and will f e a t u r e return
matches of bouts held during the
recent Golden Gloves tournament.
ll ANN ARBOR TRAIL
Between Wayne & Middle Belt Rds.
;t Dancing and Entertainment Nightly
M c COLLUM, CHAPMAN, and Da-
vid play pretty good defensive
games all the way through and are
hard to evade, while offensive hon-
ors go to Johnny Sherf as usual.
He handles his stick like I once see
a fencer handle his sword. That boy
is plenty good.
Artz and David work pretty hard
but get very few places on account
of the Londons are good poke-check-
ers and play a defense far up the ice.
Between periods I go out to thaw
and who do I see but Coach Frank-
lin C. Cappon warming his ft. Frank-
lin C. you probably know is coach
of the local basketball team which is
not doing so well this season. Frank-
lin C. is amused with the way Coach
Eddie Lowrey of the hockeyers hol-
lers around and is nervous during a
game. "What has he got to holler
about," says Franklin C. disgusted-
like. "Look at what I have to put
The game is so secret that not
even the regular referee gets there
and Emmy Reid fills in. Maybe I
shouldh't even have let the secret out
but I don't see any harm in people
knowing there was a game.
Sextet, 4 To 2
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made a solo trip through the Cana-
dians to score and give the Michigan
six a two-goal lead.
Artz scored the final Wolverine
tally in the closing minutes with
both teams a man short. Red Mac-
Collum and Jack Barkley had both
been sent to the penalty box after.
a short scrap in front of the Mich-
igan net. Barkley hit MacCollum as
the Michigan defenseman checked
himt and Red promptly applied his
stick to Barkley's back, causing Reid
to send them both off the ice.
Neither team was able to score
after Artz's goal until the final min-
ute of the game when the reserve
line of the Canadians drew the Mich-
igan defense out of position, allow-
ing Taylor to score his second of the
Only eight penalties were called
during the contest, six of these com-
ing in the hectic second period and
one each in the first and third.
ichigan Pos. London East
Jewell......Goal.... . Bibbings
L. David.. . .RD....... Hodgings
G. David......RW ..........Pook
Michigan spares MacCollum,
evened matters with a 50 second
quarter for another record.
Then the half-mile. Ned Turner,
Olympic ace, was favored to win
and Chuck Eknovich, another Wol-
verine, to place.
Hornbostel, however, u p s e t the
dope bucket and broke the tape
ahead of Turner in 1:57.1. Ekno-
vich and Smith of Illinois were bat-
tling for fourth place and the point
it would bring. Smith, noted al-
ready for his sprint, turned it on full
force on the home stretch and passed
the Michigan runner.
When the points were totaled, In-
diana had 27 5-6 and Michigan 27.
Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin
trailed far behind.
Smith will have to win many points
for the-Wolverines before he makes
up for that one point. Michigan is
looking to him in this year's Confer-
Puck Season Will
End Against Tech
The final hockey games of the
year for the Michigan hockey team
will take place Friday and Saturday
nights when the Michigan Tech sex-
tet will come to the Varsity Arena for
a return series with the Wolverines.
In two games played during the
first semester at Houghton, the two
sextets split even with the Miners
soming from behind to win the first
game, 5-4, while the Wolverines won
a hard fought battle the following
night, 1-0. r
Somewhat disappointed over the
results of the M i n n e s o t a series,
Coach Eddie Lowrey is expecting the
Maize and Blue to compensate for
the defeats by the Gophers with a
double victory over the technicians.
Because the games will be played
on the home rink before a home
3rowd, the Varsity are conceded a
light edge over the Miners although
Ehe Northerners were able to win a
same from the Minnesota sextet, a
'eat which the Wolverines could not
Complete First Round Of
City Badminton Lourney
In the first round of the All City
mixed doubles badminton tourna-
ment held last night in Harris Hall,
three well-played matches furnished
a sizable crowd with excellent enter-
Miss Jean Kyer, Ann Arbor girl
and prominent in State golfing cir-
cles, paired with Robert McNair of
Ypsilanti and defeated Miss Good-
rich of Betsy Barbour and Gordon
Hayes, Zeta Psi. Miss Margaret
Conklin and Bob Speer met defeat
at the hands of Miss Sue Haviland
and Ray Augustus in a thrilling
match by close scores in both sets.
In the final match of the evening,
Miss Helen Alexander and C h r i s
Mack, ranking players in Ann Ar-
bor badminton circles, defeated the
Reverend Saint and Mrs. Taylor of
Canada in a hard-fought contest.
Play throughout the entire three
matches was fast and showed a good
deal of finesse, furnishing the crowd
with badminton thrills galore.
Smith transferred here from Illi-
nois the year following this, and is
now one of the surest point-winners
on the Wolverine squad. His team-
mates, however, won't forget that
day in March two years ago when his
lowly fourth .place spelt disaster for
Michigan. They kid Harvey about it
often - good-naturedly, of course.
Talking to him about it the other
day, he told me the whole ironical
The year before this, in 1931, the
Wolverines had had little trouble in
copping the coveted indoor pennant.
But in 1932 men like Hornbostel and
Fuqua appeared on the horizon mak-
ing Indiana a team to be feared.
Came the Conference meet. Dope-
sters were perplexed. It was a toss-
up between Michigan, the defending
champs, and Indiana.
Zowie! How They Ran-
Things happened that day on the
Chicago track. Six Conference rec-
ords were shattered. World records
were tied or endangered. The Wol-
verines and Hoosiers were giving ev-
erything they had.
Henry Brocksmith. Hoosier dis-
tance star, started things off by run-
ning one of the fastest miles in his-
tory. The timers clocked him at
In the next event, the 60-yard
dash, Michigan came into her own.
Don Renwick, star Wolverine sprin-
ter, won, tying the world's record
with a :6.2.
Brocksmith set a record in the
two-mile, covering the distance in
Captain Russell of M i c h i g a n
Wade Ison, sports editor of the
Charlotte (N. C.) News, has been ap-
pointed secretary of the North Car-
olina Boxing association.
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