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Need Victory
To Remain In
BigTen Race
Extra Height Is Expected
To Bring Win; Chicago
Is OpponentMonday
With victory a necessity if it is to
remain an outstanding threat in the
Big Ten cage race, Michigan's Varsity
basketball team will meet a vastly
improved Minnesota five tonight at
In their first meeting with the
Gophers two weeks ago at Yost Field
House the Wolverines won easily, 38
to 28, despite the efforts of a fighting,
but obviously out-classed, Minnesota
team. Since then, however, the Norse-
men have come within two points of
upsetting Indiana, Big Ten leaders,
and have succeeded in beating a
highly-favored Northwestern team,
30 to 29. The Wildcats were forced
into a tie for third place with Mich-
igan Monday night by virtue of that
George Roscoe, Minnesota's ace
half back and sparkplug forward who
was forced out of the Michigan game
with four fouls before the end of
the first half, scored six field goals
to lead the Gophers in their victory
over Northwestern.
Height Greatest Advantage
Height is the Wolverines' greatest
advantage against a team like the
Gophers with control of the ball
boards virtually assured. It was this
superiority that was the most im-
portant factor in the Varsity first
victory over the Minnesota team.
Coach Cappon named his regula
five to start against the Gophers
with the two Townsend brothers at
the forward posts, John Gee, center.
and Capt. Chelso Tamagno and
George Rudness filling the guard
As in the past three weeks, Tam-
agno, still hampered by the leg in-
jury he sustained against Butler Uni-
versity, did not take part in yester-
day's short practice. Earl Meyers
worked in the veteran guard's posi-
May Break Tie
With Northwestern playing but one
game this week-end, meeting Chicago
tonight, the Wolverines can break the
third place tie by defeating Minne-
sota and then beating the Maroons
in the Varsity's last game before the
final exam lay-off. In their first en-
counter with Bill Haarlow and his
mates the Michigan squad ran up 51
points to the Chicago quintet's 33.
Jake Townsend and George Rud-
ness, who are ranking third and fifth
respectively in the Conference indi-
vidual scoring race, will get their final
opportunity to fatten their totals
against the Norsemen and Maroons
until February 17th when the Wol-
verines meet Indiana at Bloomington
in the crucial games of the season.
Probable lineups tonight:
Michigan Po's. Minnesota
E. Townsend F Roscoe
J. Townsend F - Baker
Gee C Jones
Tamagno G Seebach
Rudness G Rolek
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 24. -
(P) -Vernon (Whitey) Wilshere, of.
Skaneateles, N. Y., who will be grad-
uated from Indiana University Mon-
day, received his 1936 contract to
pitch for the Philadelphia Athletics
of the American League today. He
said he will sign and return it Fri-'1
day, and report at Fort Myers, Fla.,
for spring training March 2.]


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Contest SliIad, I Champion Boxer Dog Is
For 7:30 P. M. Incorporated For $4,000
At Field House MILWAUKEE, Jan. 24. - (R') -
The world champion boxer dog John
P. Wagner, of Milwaukee, imported
Varsity Seeks To Avenge from Germany three weeks ago has
Setbacks Inflicted By been incorporated at the purchase


been received from Mrs. Frank C.
(Shorty) Longman, wife of the former
Michigan gridder and Notre Dame
coach in 1909-10 at the time of the
Michigan-Notre Dame football split.
Mrs. Longman, who is a native of Ann
Arbor, defends the position of her
husband, who died in 1928, against the
opinion that the original break was
the result of feeling against him for a
betrayal of his old school when his
Notre Dame team defeated Michigan,
11 to 3, in 1909.
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Jan. 24, 1936
To the Sports Editor:
After having read the article Jan.
23 in the Detroit News written by
John E. McManis, I feel that as the
wife of Frank C. Longman it is my
duty to defend him-a dead man
cannot tell what he knows. I myself
know practically nothing about foot-
ball, although I knew every rule in
the rule book when Mr. Longman was
-oaching. I understood all his plays
and did most of his correspondence
for him.
When they say Mr. Longman wa
disloyal what can they mean? I did
not know him while he was playing
)n the 1903, 1904 and 1905 Michigar
football teams, but I do know that fo
hat great honor he was never fre
:rom pain-not one minute. Never
vas he able to sleep the night through
without getting up to sit in a chair o0
tretch out in some way to relieve the
ain in his back and neck. His nose
vas broken seven times, his knee re-
tuired an iron brace all his life, hi
ack was permanently injured and
xe died as the indirect result of in-
uries to his heart and lungs brought
n by athletic competition. Who is
t that can sit on the sidelines and
fudge a man who gave his life for
football fame?
He was a man of honor in all
things, with a love for children
and old folks alike. He radiated
tenderness, his Irish wit never
failed him. There was seldom a
day that he was not called upon
to do or give himself or his time
to those in need. I never knew
him to refuse.
He is criticized for bringing the
seam he was coaching back to play
Michigan and for beating them. He
was advised it would not be the right
thing to win from Michigan. But
in a period in which considerations
)f "loyalty," despite Mr. McManis,
were entirely secondary to the aim
of winning, as Mr. Yost can well at-
test, how was it possible for him tc
tell his team to deliberately lose tc
Michigan when the result of the game
showed his team was really superior?
I know of plays sent back to Mich-
igan when he was coach at Arkansas,
and Michigan used them. That is a
fact, for I mailed the letters and it
was I who finally advised against giv-
ing away his best plays. If that isn't
loyalty I don't know what is. And
Mr. Yost had never done anything
for him, because his first coaching
job was secured not through Mr.
Yost but through the recommenda-
tion of Coach A. A. Stagg of Chicago,
who called him "a true sportsman,
every inch a man."
Mr. Yost should have been proud
of a pupil whom he taught so well
that he not only won from him but
from all other Michigan-coached
teams he played against -Wooster
beating Ohio State with Hernstine
coaching and Tulane, coached by
Joe Curtis, was beaten by his cham-
pionship team at Arkansas.
When Notre Dame came to play
Michigan they won, and anyone who
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saw the game will remember they
never saw a better coached team. He
was told so by all, except one. That
was the man who taught him how to
play the game. So it appears that it
is really just a personal grudge on
the part of Mr. Yost against Mr..
Longman, and through him Notre
Dame, which has prevented another
game between the two schools. So I
why do Michigan and Notre Dame
fans have to wait until Mr. Yost is
removed by fate from control of
Michigan athletics to renew a rela-
tionship of good sportsmanship.
The year after Mr. Longman's
team defeated Michigan the
Notre Dame team was stopped
on the way to Ann Arbor and
told Michigan would not play
because of two men on Notre
Dame's team. When the con-
tract for the game was signed
Mr. Longman said he could not
play the game without those two
men and it was then agreed that
the two would be allowed to play.
But, after a man sent out by Mr.
Yost returned to Ann Arbor to
tell him the real strength of the
Notre Dame team, Michigan
withdrew from that agreement
and the game was cancelled.
You will also find if you search that
:our men, I believe, were removed
prom the Michigan squad of 1909 for
neligibility. One was a Mr. Smith
rho had played against Arkansas in
907 and who told Mr. Longman at
:hat time that he had played be-
ween 10 and 15 years of football. He
was playing on the Michigan team
he season that Mr. Yost so objected
;o Dimik and Philbrook of Notre
Today when Mr. Yost says that
Notre Dame is not a "fit playmate"
for his team he should think of the
men who are the heads of that won-
derful institution. Never will my
memory forget the grand loyalty of
the Notre Dame priests, so full of
knowledge and of kindness and in
whom there is no room for petty
jealousies. I prize among my finest
memories the warm friendship of the
former heads of the school, Father
Cavanaugh and Father Mallay who
throughout the years since we were
there never failed me with their,
sympathies and understanding, al-
though I am not of their faith.
This school and all in charge
stand for only the highest stand-
ards in living and Michigan

State Squad Last Year
Led by Captain Wally Heavenrich,
veteran 145-pounder, Michigan's Var-
sity wrestling team will open its
home schedule for 1936 by opposing
their arch rival, Michigan State's
Spartans at 7:30 p.m. tonight in
Yost Field House. The Wolverines
seek to avenge one of last year's
two defeats suffered at the hands of
Coach Fendley Collin's proteges. The
meet will inaugurate Michigan State's
mat season.
Coach Cliff Keen announced his
starting lineup as follows: 118-
pounds, John Speicher; 126-pounds,
Gard Slocum; 135-pounds, Earl
Thomas or Wendell Taylor; 145-
pounds, Capt. Wally Heavenrich; 155-
pounds, Frank Bissell; Arnold Gross
will either wrestle in the 165 or the
175-pound division with Bill Low-
ell competing in the weight left va-
cant by Gross and in the heavyweight
bracket Harry "Tiny" Wright.
Incligiblity Hurt State
Although ineligibility cost Coach
Collins the services of Mike Polimac,
175-pound candidate, and Burt Col-
lings, 145-pounder, he has a host of
experienced men from which to make
his final selections. A possible Spar-
tan lineup follows: 118-pounds, Lov-
ell Genson; 126-pounds, Frank Teske;
135-pounds, Jay Davenport or Rob-
ert Mummey; 145-pounds, Perry Co-
nant; 155-pounds, Walter Jacob; 165-1
pounds, Joe MacDevitt; 175-pounds,
John Kellogg; and in the heavy-
weight class either Walter Luecke,
Nelson Schrader, or Fred Hunt,
three inexperienced grid men.
The Wolverines won two of their
three dual meets in the recent East-
ern invasion, scoring a surprise 19-13
should be honored to play with so
great a school. So why does not
Mr. Yost forget his loss, his pet-
ty jealousy, and be the big man
that the world considers him, for-
getting the past.
It may be that I am crippled where
crutches will not help me, but I must
defend my husband's name - for he
was honorable and loyal, a true
friend. This I know, he was ready
to meet his God when his time came
to go. What more can be said?
-Mrs. Edyth Eberbach Lo'ngman.

I price, $4,000 with some of the nation's P
best known celebrities subscribing to
stock at $1 a share.
The boxer, named Dorian von Mar-
ienhof, of Mazelaine, was imported
duty free for the purpose of improving
the breed in the United States. Dorian
won the World Sieger title at the In-
ternational Dog Show held at Frank-
fort-In-Main last April.
Jack Dempsey is stockholder No. 1.
He holds a $10 "piece" of. Dorian.
Other widely known stockholders,
Wagner said, are Sally Rand, the fan
dancer; George Whiting, the song
writer; Princess der Ling, the writer;
Jack Pearl, the comedian and Olson
and Johnson, comedians.
victory over a strong New York Ath-
letic club aggregation in their open-
ing meet of the season, eking out a
18-16 win over Franklin and Marshall
and finally losing to Penn State by
a 19-11 county. Wright won all of
his matches by falls the first two en-
abling Michigan to register their
two victories. Although he was un-
able to make the New York trip due
to an attack of influenza, Frank Bis-
sell managed to chalk up two deci-
sions in the Franklin and Marshall
and Penn State battles.
Heavenrich Defeated
Wrestling in the 135-pound divi-
sion, Earl Thomas, 118-pound N.A.-
A.U. champion in 1934, scored impres-
sive wins in the first two Eastern
meets but was defeated at Penn State
by Captain Bishop, former Eastern
Intercollegiate champion. Capt. Heav-
enrich continued his string of eight
dual meet wins when he beat Gon-
zales, a former Eastern champion
from Lehigh, at New York but the
streak was broken by successive de-
feats at Franklin and Marshall and
Penn State. Speicher won two and
lost one, Slocum chalked up his win
in his first and only start at Frank-
lin and Marshall.
Scoring four falls, Michigan State
defeated the Wolverines 20-14 in last
year's opener held at East Lansing
and in the return match at Ann Arbor
won 18-12 on three falls and a de-
Both teams will weigh in at 2:30
p.m. Students will be admitted with
their coupon books while the admis-
sion charge is 25 cents.


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