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4, 1935



Ten Swimmers Are Entered In Huge


Thirty Schools
Will Take Part
In Tank Show
Seven Varsity And Three
Frosh Make Up Squad
Going To Ft. Lauderdale
Ten Michigan swimmers, in-
cluding seven Varsity men and three
first-year performers, will spend the
Christmas holiday period in Fort
Lauderdale, Fla., competing with rep-
resentatives from thirty universities
and collegesCoach Matt Mann an-
nounced yesterday.
The list of natators making the
trip is headed by Capt. Frank Feh-
senfeld, and includes Der Johnston,
Ben Grady, Ned Diefendorf, Jack
Kasley, Fred Cody and Dick Blake of
the Varsity,and Ed Kirer, Bill Farns-
worth and Tom Haynie from the
yearling squad.
Travel By Auto
The Wolverine tankmen will travel
by auto, leaving Ann Arbor Friday,
Dec. 20, and returning here the
day before classes resume in January.
This affair is made possible
through the cooperation of hotel
owners in the Lauderdale district who
are making an attempt to compete
with the annual swimming festivals
held at Miami.
Every large institution in the East
and Middle West, members of the
Eastern Collegiate and National Col-
legiate Swimming Associations, has
been extended an invitation, and
thirty have made reservations to
date. Every Michigan swimmer
making the trip is paying his own
All Divers Go
Coach Mann's performers will have
one public performance under their
belts before appearing in the South,
the Olympic Preparation Gala to be
held Friday, Dec. 20 in the Intra-
mural pool.
The quartet of Varsity divers who
presented Michigan with eight out of
a possible eleven places in the Na-
tionals last March is making the
trip intact. Capt. Fehsenfeld, Dief-
endorf, Grady and Johnston are evi-
dently about on an even footing again
this year, with Fehsenfeld perhaps
a slight favorite to retain his Na-
tional high and low-board titles next
Among the other men composing
the squad, Kasley is National and
Big Ten breast-stroke champion and
record-holder, Farnsworth is Nation-
al Interscholastic record-holder for
50 yards, Cody and Barnard placed
high in both the Conference and Na-
tional meets last year, Kirer took
second in the Big Ten 50-yard event
competing from Wisconsin, and Hay-
nie is a nationally-known versatile
star formerly of Manasutten and the
Detroit Athletic Club. Blake has
been a letter winner for two years
in the free-style events.

Uzcuden Ready For Joe;?
He Even Wants To Bet
NEW YORK, Dec. 3. -- Paclino
Uzcudun, the next target for Joc
Louis' punches, says that he might
conceivably place a wager on him-
self against the Brown Bomber
in the Dec. 13 fiasco if the price
is right.
The Bounding Bacque who is
going around saying, "I weel keel
thees Louis," no doubt may be
interested in knowing that gam-
blers are speculating solely cn
how long Uzcudun can stand up.
He is hard to knock off his feet
but not hard to hit and may not
be sent down for the count al-
though he should be hit with
everything but a bound copy of
the Treaty of Versailles.
Coach Pleased
With Showing
Varsity Works At Defense
In Preparation For Home
Game Against Normal'
Coach Franklin Cappon expressed
general satisfaction with the show-
ing of the Varsity basketball squad
in the initial encounter of the sea-
son against Calvin College at Grand
Rapids Monday night. The Wol-
verine mentor found real flaws only
in the defense which he hopes to
clear up in the drills preparatory for
the first home appearance of the
Michigan Normal Saturday night.
John and Earl Townsend, making
their first start in the Michigan uni-
form, lived up to the expectations of
observers, scoring more than half of
the Varsity's total between them, Earl
collecting 17 points and John six.
John was unable to get much of an
opportunity to show off his shooting
ability, but his passing, which fea-
tured. the preseason practice drills,
showed to good advantage.
Great On Offense
Earl, a senior who filled the center
post for the Depauw University five
his sophomore year, while outstand-
ing on offense, did not show up well
on the defense. Some reason for this
may be seen in the fact that this is
the first time in three years that he
has seen actual competition at the
forward position.
Capt. Chelso Tomagno played the
best defensive game for the Wolver-
ines breaking up numerous Calvin
attacks while adding seven points to
the Wolverine total.
As observers had ,predicted during
the preseason drills, the great height
of the Michigan five, which averages
over six feet two inches, showed to
good advantage, many of the Varsity's


Southern Methodist Eleven Is Rated Over Stanford

-Associated Press Phiotoi
Here is the undefeated and untied Southern Methodist University football team which was selected to play Stanford in the annual Rose Bowl
game at Pasadena, Calif., on New Year's Day. Backfield, left to right: Smith, quarter; Russell, fullback; Turner, right half; Wilson, left half.
Line, left to right: Stewart, Orr, Stamps, Johnson, Baker, Spain, Tipt on. The powerful Mustangs have romped through 11 successive victories
this season and have only to play Texas A. & M. before marching on t he Stanford Indians. The Mustangs are rated on a par with the nation's
two other undefeated and untied teams Minnesota and Princeton, and ab eve their opponents in the Tournament of Roses classic. Boasting not
only a powerful running attack but possibly the greatest overhead ga me in the country, S. M. U. has been made an 8-5 favorite to give Stan-
ford its third straight Rose Bowl defeat. Last Saturday the Mustangs w on. the right to an invitation by beating Texas Christian, 20-14. It is
the first Texas team ever to play in the Bowl.

Cappon Explain s Why Michigan wolverine Matmen
Sticks To Man-To-Man Defense Have Gained Many

All contestants in the fraternity
and independent divisions of the in-
tramural wrestling tourney are asked
to report this afternoon between 3:00
and 5:00 at either Waterman Gym
or the Intramural Sports Building to
weigh in for tonight's bouts.

Former Gopher Hockey Stars
Seek Berths OnOlympic Team

"Try shifting John Gee and George
Rudness and you'll see one good rea-
son why we us a strict man-to-man
defense," Coach Franklin Cappon
said yesterday, explaining why the
Michigan basketball team sticks to
the assigned man-to-man style of de-
fense closer than any other quintet
in the Western Conference.
The present Varsity squad is not
physically equipped, Cappon believes,
for the shifting type of defensive play
that most of the other teams in the
Conference us, but, he added, even if
it were suited he would still favor the
strict man-to-man type.
Doesn't Like Shifting
"Shifting is just laziness and in ad-
dition isn't too practical. Often two
defensive players shift and then find
they have the shift right back again.
If they had followed their men there
is a good chance they would never
have run into trouble, he said. Most
of the Michigan players that lose
their men do so because they try to
shift and then find that they are
trailing behind and that only luck can
keep the ball out of the basket."
Cappon followed the same argu-
baskets coming on follow-in shots by
Earl Townsend and John Gee.
Handicapped By Floor
The game was played on the Bur-
ton High School floor, which is a
prep hardwood and smaller than
regulation college floor. This diff-
erence proved a handicap to the Wol-
verines and prevented them from
making use of the formations that
they have worked on for some weeks.
The Calvin quintet was improved
over the team that came so close to
defeating the Michigan five in last
year's opener. Don Green, veteran
Grand Rapids forward, was outstand-
ing for the Knights, collecting six
baskets. Green was hitting trick
shots from all over the floor with re-
markable accuracy.
Cappon used ten men against the
Knights including three sophomores
in addition to the Townsends. They
were Herm Fishman, Bill Lane, and
Manny Slavin. Little opportunity,
however, was given to judge the per-
formances of these newcomers against
competition for they saw but little
The whole squad was put through
a defensive workout yesterday in an
effort to improve the Michigan man-
to-man defense.
Sixty Freshmen Out For
'36 Indoor Track Squad
Monday afternoon marked the
opening of the indoor track season.
Sixty men reported to Coach Doherty
for the freshman squad. This turn-
out showed an improvement over the
first of the autumn, but there is still
a lack of high jumpers and pole
vaulters which continues to give Ken
Doherty no end of worries.
Many'from this number transferred
from Wally Weber's squad. Among
these are Siegel and Jordan who have
decidedly strengthened the weight
division. Others have been recruited
from the Waterman gym classes.

ment in suporting the strict man-to-
man defense around the pivot player.
Despite all of the blocking that the
offense brings into play around the
pivoter, shifting is often more of a
burden than an aid, the Wolverine
mentor said, for here also there is
too great a chance that in making
the shift the cutting man is going to
be open for a shot or make an open-
ing' in forcing the players to shift
Record Proves Theory
Past records show that Cappon has
more than just theory behind his
argument. Despite one of the weak-
est teams in Michigan history, last
year's quintet was third in defensive
average in the Big Ten allowing only
30.08 points a game. Only Wiscon-
sin, with an average of 25.25, and
Northwestern's 29.50 were ahead of
the Varsity..
In commenting on the Wolverine
defense, Dr. Walter E. Meanwell, Wis-
consin coach, has said, "Michigan
employs defensive shifts perhaps less
than any of the conference teams and
yet has one of the tightest defenses
year in and year out."
Coaches May
Return Posts
To Goal Line
NEW YORK, Dec. 3. ---A) - Grow-
ing sentiment for restoring goal posts
to the goal linemmay develop into
an organized demand by football
coaches at the rules committee meet-
ing in February, Chick Meehan, Man-
hattan mentor, said today.
"With a few exceptions the art of
field goal kicking and dropkicking has
been lost ever since the goal posts
were moved back to the rear boun-
dary of the end zone" said Meehan.
"Professional football leaders kept
the posts on the goal line - where
they belong - with the result that
the pros play a more spectacular
"The colleges moved the uprights
back so as to remove the danger of
players colliding with them head-on
or suffering other forms of injury. I
don't think there has been a goal post
casualty -major or minor -- in pro-
"Bring the posts back and fellows
like Sandbach and Monk Moscrip of
Stanford will restore a lot of the
thrills that have been lost."
El Sayre, regular center for two
years was named captain of the Uni-
versity of Illinois football team re-
cently. Ed. Grybowski, guard was
judged the most valuable man on the
team by vote of the members of the
Indian squad.
Woodrow S. Stromberg, Chicago,
has been elected captain of Army's
1936 football varsity. Stromberg, an
end, succeeds Bill Shuler, also an end.

Conference Honors
Although wrestling was first recog-
nized as a minor sport here in 1923-
24, Michigan grappling teams have
managed to gain their share of laur-
els in the Big Ten Conference.
Despite the fact that the Wolver-
ines have won the Conference title
only in 1929, since Coach Keen suc-
ceeded Richard Barker as Varsity
mat coach in the last of December,
1926, Michigan has produced six Con-
ference champions and two Olympic
finalists. They were Ed Don George,
recognized years ago in some of the
states as professional champion, and
Bob Hewitt, both of whom gained
these honors in 1929.
The Conference titleholders are, in
addition to Hewitt and George, Otto
Kelley, Ray Parker, Al Steinke, Carl
Dougovito, and Art Mosier. Hewitt
was captain in '30, Dougovito in '32,
and Mosier led the grapplers in '34.
Ray Parker recently coached wres-
tling at Fordson high school where
he produced a number of state cham-
pionship teams.
Michigan's banner year was 1930,
although the Wolverines only an-
nexed third place. They suffered
their lone loss of the season at the
hands of Indiana, who won the title,
Michigan won four of the nine indi-
vidual titles'.
In1927 the Conference was divided
into group A and B on the conven-
ience basis. The winners of two
groups would meet as well as the in-
dividual stars. Illinois emerged vic-
torious in Class A and was scheduled
to meet Michigan, Class B winner.
Illinois eked out the Conference
championship with a 12-9 victory.
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Two Minnesota hockey players of
other days, members of former cham-
pionship Gopher teams are practic-
ing nightly with Eddie Lowrey's Wol-
'verines in preparation for the Amer-
ican Olympic trials to be held at
New Haven, Conn., next week.
Phil La Batts, Minnesota captain
in both 1932 and 1933 worked out
at defense last night in the Wolverine
scrimmage. A teammate of La Batts'
who played with him in 1933, Andy
Toth skated on one of the forward
lines. Both men gave finished ex-
hibitions as they teamed up with
their heretofore deadly hockey rivals.
Play With Baltimore
Last season both Toth and La
Batts played amateur hockey with
the Baltimore Orioles. Last night
was their first on the ice this winter,
but judging from their appearance
but judging from their performance,
if the American committee does not
give them a great deal of considera-
tion in the Olympic trials, the charge
of "politics" that was made when
every man on the 1932 team was
picked from the East, may well be
The American hockey team is se-
lected every four years by the Olym-
pic committee and Walter Brown,
Olympic coach. This year invitations
to attend the trials were extended
to 59 amateur hockey players all
over the United States.
The number actually is less than
that when the trials begin, due to
the fact that only native born Amer-
icans are eligible for the team.
Sail January 3
The candidatas usually number
about 35 men and the team is os-
tensibly determined by individual
play in three hockey games. The
first game is to be at New Haven
December 7 after which the teams

3 and play exhibition games in Lon-
don, Paris, Switzerland, and Ger-
many before actual commencement
of the Olympics on February 5.
The series final is a two out of
three game match. In the 1932
finals the American team lost to the
University of Manitoba in the second
overtime of the third game by a score
of 3-2.
America's principal opposition in
1936 is expected to be from the Can-
adians again, this time with a team
from Port Arthur.
U. S. Chances Good
The Americans are conceded a
better chance to annex the Olympic,
hockey crown this year than ever be-
fore. Included among prominent
hockey men who have been asked
to compete are Joe and Vince Pa-
paik of Wichitaw, Spencer Waugnild,
and Art Samec of Chicago and John-
ny Phillips of Baltimore.
Toth and La Blatts will practice
with Michigan today and tomorrow
and then leave for New Haven, where
they will report to Coach Brown Sat-
urday morning.
Asked what they considered their
chances were of making the team,
both boys shrugged their shoulders
and remarked that they were not
very great if the entire squad was se-
lected from Yale and Harvard as it
was four years ago.

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