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Editor's Note: This column was written by George J. Andros.
NOT THAT it is the position of a naturally prejudiced writer on a university
paper to disagree with a nationally known and respected authority, but
after giving the matter considerable thought, we can find no basis for the
statement of Edward T. Kennedy, Columbia coach and Editor of the National
Collegiate Athletic Association's annual swimming yearbook, in which he
maintains "there is no choice between Yale and Michigan."
In discussing the choosing of the country's best swimming team.
Mr. Kennedy says in full: "The task of picking a leading team becomes
increasingly difficult. Yale, Michigan and Iowa are without doubt the three
outstanding teams in the country. In the opinion of the editor there is no
choice between Yale and Michigan.
"In dual competition between these two, much would depend on the
program and order of events. In individual competition, such as the N.C.A.A.
championships, Michigan has proven to be stronger. But as point scores
are not considered in individual championships, both teams should be
rated equal. Iowa, only a shade behind Yale and Michigan, also had an
excellent team."
Kiputh Refuses To Meet Michigan
Yale has a record of 138 consecutive dual-meet victories, yet has con-
tinually refused to risk that imposing mark (made for the most part
against teams whose best times are as a rule far below even a "fairly
good" rating) in a meet with Coach Matt Mann's Michigan natators. But
before planning a hypothetcial dual clash between the two squads, let us
consider individual competition.
Michigan won the N.C.A.A. championships with a total of 49'points.
Yale tied Jack Medica- of Washington for second with 15. Because the
N.C.A.A. does not see fit to officially tabulate points, Mr. Kennedy disregards
this wide margin of defnite superiority.
In working out an imaginary dual meet between the Eli and the
Wolverines of last year we will use the "Official Program and Order of
Events" as given by the N.C.A.A., and pit average performances of Michigan
men against the best available times of Coach Bob Kiputh's performers.
In this way we give Yale any benefit that might arise from the "unfairness"
of using comparative times as a standard for judgment.
Michigan defeated Yale in the 400-yard sprint relay in the nationals
but the winning time of 3:38.4 does not equal Yale's previously made mark
of 3:34, so we'll open our meet by handing the Eli eight points and giving
Michigan four.
Jack Kasley would win the 200-yard breast-stroke in a breeze, but Alex-
ander C. Brown of Yale has a best mark of 2:37.9 (some eight seconds
over Kasley's average mark last year), and accordingly he takes a doubtful
second over Ed VnderVelde and Bill Crittenden of the Wolverines. Michigan
six points, Yale three.
Perhaps Mr. Kennedy Has Erred
Connie Mittendorf and Charles Rogers both have best times of 1:42.6
in the 150-yard back-stroke event, but Taylor Drysdale and Fred Cody
would feel bad if they failed to hit 1:40 in any race, so the Wolverines take
eight points for first and second while giving Yale one.
Knowing that the medley relay would be a hopeless proposition under
any circumstances, Coach Kiputh would remove David Livingston, his star
free-style performer, from the medley trio, and place him in the 50, 100 and
sprint relay. Livingston would take the fifty from any of Michigan's sprint-
ers, but even were Rogers to stay out of the back-stroke, he could do no
better than third against Bob Renner or Bob Mowerson, so Yale takes six
points to three for Michigan.
Because Norris Hoyt once did 4:56 in the 440, we give him first place
in the next event since Tex Robertson could do no better than 4:58 in
winning the Big Ten title. But Tex swam 4:51 against Indiana and
Frank Barnard defeated Hoyt in the N.C.A.A. quarter-mile, so no one will
deny Michigan four points for second and third while giving Yale five for
In the 100-yard free-style we give Livingston a doubtful first over
Ogden Dalrymple, and since Robert Cooke was fourth behind Dalrymple at
Boston, he is awarded third. Six points to Yale and three to Michigan.
Paul Buckingham would have to display better form than he has
shown in the past three years to place higher than third against any two
divers Coach Mann might pick from his quartet of Frank Fehsenfeld, Ben
Grady, Ned Diefendorf and Der Johnston; so Michigan would outscore Yale
eight to one off the spring-board.
Would Outclass Eli In Medley Relay
Forgetting that Cooke would be tired from the relay and the 100,
we give him first in the 220 because he did 2:16.4 on one occasion last
winter. But it would be unfair to imagine Robertson, who made the same
mark last season, and Barnard, who beat Cooke in this event in the
national meet, taking worse than second and third behind Hoyt or two other
Yale men who have not done better than 2:20 in recorded competition.
So here the count is five to four for Yale.
Equipped with the large advantage Drysdale and Kasley would give
him (as at Boston last March), Dalrymple would have no trouble outdis-
tancing any Yale possibility in the free-style leg of the 300-yard medley
relay and giving Michigan six counters to three for Yale.
In adding up the points we find Michigan the winner by a score of 48
to 36. The margin of victory, although very definite, is not particularly
lairge, but it would take a very biased observer to lessen it by handing
the Eli any more doubtful places than we have done. The total number of
breaks we have given Yale in picking winners would happen once in a mil-

lion times in actuality, for it must be thoroughly understood that we have
used only the best times the Eli swimmers have ever made in competition
while disregarding the best times of Michigan natators and several actual
competitive decisions reached in the N.C.A.A. meet last March.
As for Mr. Kennedy's observation that Iowa- is "only a shade behind"
Michigan, consider the fact that the Wolverines beat the Hawkeyes in a
dual meet at Iowa City, 55 to 29, outscored them 59 to 24, in the Conference
championships, and overwhelmed them, 49 to 11, in the nationals. Any one
of these margins is quite a "shade."
Tsk, tsk, Mr. Kennedy.

Fabello's Playing Worries

Low rey

Mark McCarty
Only Newcomer
On Tank Team

New Triumph
Spurs Hockey
Team Onward
Gird For Chatham Tilt
In Lengthy Drill; Sherf
Praises Heyliger
Tuned up to a smooth-purring,
goal-scoring pitch by their defeat of
the Ilderton Athletic Club, 9-1, Wed-
resday, Coach Eddie Lowrey sent his
Varsity hockey team through a stiff
drill on the Coliseum ice last night in
preparation for Saturday night's bat-
tle with the Chatam Maroons.
Still unable to explain the lack of
a gressivness which has marked the
play of Johnny Fabello in the first
three games of the season, Lowrey
will leave Jack Merrill on the right
flank when the teams face-off Satur-
Seeks Solution
Fabello displays all the assets of a
great hockey player in practice ses-
sions as he brings his natural speed
and cleverness into play against his
team mates, but in a game he seems
to lose his flash and only occasional
spurts of fast skating reveal the
ability which lies dormant. Lowrey
is frantically looking for the solu-
tion to Fabello's strange complex, but
until Johnny can throw it off, Mer-
rill will hold down the starting berth.
The Chatam team will present
practically the identical line-up
which it did in its appearance here
ast winter when the Maroons de-
feated Michigan in overtime.
Johnny Sherf, former Michigan
star now playing for the Detroit
Olympics in the International League,
witnessed the Ilderton rout and re-
marked that if Vic Heyliger kept up
his scoring rampage Michigan would
have another championship team.
Restrain Sherf
When the free-for all broke out
in Wednesday's game, Sherf was sit-
ting with several acquaintances and
it was all Johnny's friends could do
to prevent him from rushing to the
aid of his former team mates. Gib
James, Ottawa sophomore who will
bolster the Michigan forward line
next semester, had no one to hamp-
er him and he was out on the ice
before most of the players knew
there was a fight going on.
Chatham will present atough de-
fense for the Wolverines to crack
Saturday, and their goalie will be a
good deal harder to outfox than'
Chapman of Ilderton whose crippled
leg prohibited him from 'spreading'
to stop shots from close in.
Lowrey will practice the team for
only an hour tonight, after which
he will work with the freshmen. All
freshmen hockey players should re-
port at 7 p.m.
Varsity Track
Team To Meet
In Time Trial
Coaches To Eye Distance
Men Who Starred In The
Pre-Christimas Meet

Capon Primes

For Gophers

Ca pt atin s JWrestlin g Teami

Injured Leg
Keeps Captain
On Sidelines
Michigan Favored To Beat
Minnesota As Purdue
Game Looms On Horizon
Coach Cappon put his Varsity
basketball team through the last
hard scrimmage of the week yes-
terday in preparation for the Min-
nesota game at Yost Field House
Saturday night and the Purdue con-
test at Lafayette Monday night.
Capt. Chelso Tamagno is definitely
out of the Gopher tilt with the leg
injury that he sustained against
Butler last week, but it is not known
definitely as yet where he will be
back in action against the Boiler-
maker five or not.
Meyers To Start
Earl Meyers, who started against
both Toledo and Indiana, will prob-
ably be in Tamagno's guard posi-
tion again Saturday with the rest of
the lineup the same that has started
in all of Michigan's eight games so
far this season.
While the Wolverines are favored
to take the Gophers by a comfortable
m.r ai gin the Purdue game is the big
question mark. The fast Boilermak-
er five took the highly touted Ohio
State team by a comfortable margin
Monday in its Conference opener af-
eter dropping three pre-season games
including a two-point loss to Butler
two weeks ago.
e Coach Ward Lambert's teams have
a reputation for their steady im-
provement as the season goes along
and the Varsity can look for a tough
p battle. Michigan will hold a big
e height advantage over the Lafayette
five but will be way behind in speed.

Rudness Tops All
In Total Baskets
For Eight Games
With eight games played, George
Rudness, speedy little guard, is lead-
ing the Michigan basketball team in
scoring, having hit the basket for 49
points, just one point ahead of Earl
Townsend. Rudness is also leading
the team in time played with 274
minutes out of a possible 320.
The Varsity has made a total of
268 points for an average of 331%2
points a game while its opponents
have scored 201 or 25 a game. The
Wolverines' defensive record is about
one-fourth point better than that
made by the record-breaking Wiscon-

Husky Sprint Star Is Lone
Second-Year Man To Go
Against Indiana Team
But one, Mark McCarty, sopho-
more is included in the list of en-
tries Coach Matt Mann posted last
night for the opening dual meet of
the season against Indiana Universi-
ty's swimmers tomorrow afternoon in
the Intramural pool.
The husky sprinter is the only sec-
ond-year man who has shown enough
ability to make his way into the
regular line-up of last year's Nation-
al Collegiate champions. McCarty
has been pushing Bob Mowerson,
veteran Ann Arbor junior, for top
ranking in the 100-yard free-style
event in practice sessions all season,
and with the shifting of Mowerson
to the back-stroke duties due to an
indisposition of Fred Cody, he will
carry the main burden in the cen-
tury, being teamed with the veteran
Ed Drew. McCarty will also swim in
the sprint and medley relays.
Paul Keeler and Dick Blake will
do the honors for the Wolverines in
the 50-yard sprint and with Drew
and McCarty compose the free-style
relay quartet. Frank Barnard will
be Coach Mann's only entry in the
220 and 440, and is favored to come
out on top in his first two local starts
of the season.

sin team last year.
The individual records:

* * .*
Heavenrich Is Out
To Extend His Row
Of Dul ,r~lMeet n.
Undefeated last year in eight Big
Ten dual matches, Captain Walte
Heavenrich will be out to continue
his string of victories when the West-
ern Conference season opens Feb-
ruary 22 against Ohio State at the
Buckeye camp.
Since Earl Thomas, 1 18-pound
N.A.A.U. champion in 1934, has beer
converted into a 135-pounder, Coach
Cliff Keen has moved Heavenrich ux
into the 145-pound bracket. The
change proved very strategic as Heav-
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Rudness ............14
E. Townsend ........19
J. Townsend ........18
Jablonski ..........11
Tamagno ...........14
M eyers ..............8
Gee .................5
Fishman .............4
Patanelli ............2
Evans ...............2
Barclay ..............1
Lane ................1
Brewer .............1
Slavin ....0
Castle ..............0




College Cab



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Purdue Fast


enrce aeea~e uonzaies, ormery uuCra
of Lehigh University and recent Lambert has Bob Kessler, All-
Eastern Intercollegiate champion, in American forward in 1935, Jim Se-
the holiday meet with the New York ward, six foot six inch center, and
Athletic Club which the Wolverines Downey, Lambert, and Elliot from
won 17-13. Coach Keen said that last year's co-championship quintet.
the match was the most exciting Three up-and-coming sophomores
battle of the evening. have added enough speed to make
To prove that the contest was a Purdue the fastest team in Big Ten.
real struggle Heavenrich was kept They are Johnny Sines and Jewel
out of practicebdrills till today be- Young, forwards from Lafayette, and
cause of his badly bruised knees. Pat Malaska, five foot eight inch
Heavenrich exhibited his fine qual- guard. Not one of these men hit the
ities as a leader when he worked out six footmark but theyhave so much
despite the soreness. speed that they have made the Pur-
due fast-break even faster than in
past years.
Flood Lames May Seward has not shown much scor-
Light Track Meet ing ability this year but is still Lam-
bert's best defense bet. He has been
COLUMBUS, 0., Jan. 9. - (P) - sharing the center post with Elliot
Larry Snyder, Ohio State Univer- in the last three games. Kessler of
sity track coach, said today that course is his old self, playing under
the Western Conference may hold the basket in old "jumping-jack"
its track and field meet at night style.
this year for the first time. The Purdue team is primarily an
"The Big Ten coaches, at their offensive team, believing that a
winter meeting, left the decision strong offense is the best defense.
up to me," Snyder said. Michigan, on the other hand, has
"I am seriously considering emphasized _hedefense
running off the entire two-day
program under the flood lights." REAL 'STRONG MAN'
Snyder said several Big Ten "Dutch" Gibson, guard of the New
schools have sponsored dual meets York Giants football club, has 8 rep-
at night, but that, never before utation as a "strong man." One of
has the Conference considered his stunts is tearing a deck of play-
holding the championship meet ings cards into quarters.
under lights.

Choral Union
Tuesday, January 14
RUDOLPH KOLISCH, First Violinist
FELIX KHUNER, Second Violinist
BENAR HEIFETZ, Violoncellist
Monday, January 20
Guest Conductor, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Friday, January 24
Monday, February 17
MYRA HESS, Pianist
Monday, March 16
TICKETS for Individual Concerts On Sale at
The University School of Music, Maynard St.
$1.00 - $1.50 - $2.00

Golf Prospects
To Hinge Upon
Kocsis' Return
With chances of repeating their
National and Big Ten Champion-
ships on the condition that Captain
Chuck Kocsis returns to school the
Wolverine golfers are beginning to
look ahead to an equally successful
year in 1936 as they had in 1935.
Kocsis, head man of the team and
secretary of the National Collegiate
Golfing Association has been out of
school working since the end of last
semester. Whether he will return
or not to lead the squad is a matter
of conjecture although it is fervently
hoped and strongly rumored that he
Ray Courtright speaking in the

Bierman Refuses
To Discuss Tulane
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 9. - (R) -
Bernie Bierman, Minnesota football
,oach, tonight flatly refused to dis-
muss a published report that Tulane
athletic authorities had offered him
a $15,000 a year contract for 10 years.
The Gopher coach, who admitted
several days ago that the Tulane au-
:horities had talked to him at the
mnual meeting of the National Foot-
ball Coaches Association in New York,
,aid simply, "I have nothing to say
Frank G. McCormick, Minnesota'
athletic director, also stated he knew
,.othing about the situation.
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