THE MICHIGAN DAIL
By BILL REED
Golden Gloves Roberts' 'Invention'
Tourney Opens' Rouls Mat Menace Cul owrE'
Totre ~Califlor Ears
With 21 Fights -
Cauliflower ears, the menace of
amateur wrestling, will no longer
Calls Halt T
Heyliger -Iay Break Scoring Record
MATT MANN may have a fresh-
man swimming team which fur-
nishes his Varsity with its best dual
competition, but Coach Charlie Hoyt
has a varsity track squad which can
furnish in time trials as keen compe-
tition as will be found in practically
any outside meet.
Last Saturday's time trials, which
showed, incidentally, that Michigan
will be ranking favorites in their de-
fense of the Conference indoor meet,
saw four races which will rank with
any similar events in dual meets.
Not only were exceptional times
turned in, each good enough to place
high in a Conference meet, but the
intra-squad competition furnished
races as close as could be asked.
In the quarter Stan Birleson
won his favorite event with a
bit of fancy sprinting to the first
turn as three others finished close
behind him at :51.3 in practically
a dead heat. They were Harvey
Patton, Steve Mason and Fred.
In the half-mile Howard Davidson
showed his strength in winning in
better than 1:59, but the big surprise
was furnished by Ben Starr, who had
earlier been working at a mile, as he
finished less than half a stride be-
hind Davidson and was caught in
the same time.
Ray Fink, whose performances this
year have proved the sensation of the
pre-season training, repeated his
three previous wins over Clayt Brels-
ford in the mile in better than 4:26,
with Brelsford, Conference champion
indoors, finishing strong but several
steps behind. In the two mile, Walt
Stone stepped out ahead of Bill
Staehle, the sophomore distance star,
to win another race in much below
Starr and Fink have proved the
teaym's biggest surprises. Starr, a
fair quarter-miler when a sopho-
more two years ago, returned after
a year away from school much
stronger and has practically landed
a definite place on the team at a
ialf-mile. Fink is an even greater
surprise, having cut ten seconds in-
doors off his best time made out-
doors last year. Added weight and
strength, along with a slight change
in shoulder carriage, are his explana-
tions of the improvement.
With strong entries in the
quarter, half, and mile, Michigan
may be expected to make a bril-
liant showing in relay meets dur-
ing the coming season. The quar-
ter mile team, Conference record
holders, has all of its 1935 mem-
bers returning, the two-mile team
will be strong when led by David-
son and Starr, and the four-mile
team, composed of Fink, Brels-
ford; Stone and Staehle or any of
f several others, including Harry
O'Connell, who finished fifth in
the Conference indoors last year,
will be a serious contender in any
Eight Knockouts scored i
As A Capacity Crowd Of
1,200 Witnesses Show
By FRED BUESSER
Forty-two ambitious young Golden
Gloves slungleathereat one another
for more than three hours at the
Armory last night before a capacity+
crowd of 1,200 people in a wholesale
elimination to pair down the hundred
entries for Friday night's semi-finals.
Eight knockouts featured the show
as wild swinging, tempered at times
with discretion, but more often not,
put eight of the hopefuls out under
The crowd was enthusiastic
throughout the entire show, but dis-
played an antagonism toward several
decisions in bouts which the judges
might well have called draws.
Jack Plise, fighting the first bout
of his career, put on the cleverest
boxing exhibition of the evening
when he decisively whipped Art
Downing, local fighter who was ex-
pected to cut Plise down within two
rounds. Downing attempted to out-
box Plise, but the Detroit boy, who
fights for Bill Rogell, got in under
his guard to ram home a series of
stiff body punches and then tie up
his rangier opponent.
Haller Out Cold
The shortest fight of the evening
saw Bud Petrowski hang a beautiful
right on Chuck Haller after less than
a quarter of a minute of the first
round, and referee Clarence Rosen
did not even bother to start his count
as Haller's eyes went glassy even be-
fore he hit the canvas.
The fight which the crowd got the
most kick out of brought together
Dick Williams, local Company K
fighter, and Steve Ramaree, wild
punching Italian. Ramaree rushed
from his corner with a volley of wild
blows that had Williams backed
against the ropes, but the Ann Arbor
boy weathered the storm and came
back to slug toe-to-toe with his op-
ponent. In the final round both
righters had frequent openings, but
failed to follow up fast enough as
first one and then the other had his
opponent on the verge of a knockout.
Williams gained the nod of the judges.
Former Champion Defeated
In the final go of the preliminary
show, former Golden Gloves cham-
pion Ribowski caught a hard right
hand punch from Jim Stevenson in
the right round of their fight, the
only open bout of the evening, and
although .he got up at the count of
nine, was never able to regain enough
points as Stevenson kept after him
with a short left and away from him
with the fear of a wild, but dangerous
Other knockouts saw Charles Slo-
cum finish off John Peters in 1:53
seconds of the first round, and Larry
Donnely, Ecorse fighter, nail Tommy
Ford of Detroit after a round and a
half of wild slugging. All four men
May Lose 1936
Bout For Title
MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 29. - (P) -A
hint that there might be no world's
heavyweight title fight between Joe
Louis and Jimmy Braddock this year
came today from Joe Gould, cham-
pion Braddock's manager.
"If the report is true that he will
not challenge in 1936," said Gould,
"we consider Louis stricken from the
list of contenders.
"A man cannot be considered for
a championship fight unless he is
ready and willing to challenge. Last
year we went on record as saying we
would be pleased to give Louis a
crack at the title. Now that he is ap-
parently unwilling to challenge, he
has eliminated himself. From now
on let there be no cry about drawing
of the color line."
keep potential grapplers from com-
ing out for Coach Keen's Varsity
team. The authority for this state-
ment is none other than Ray Roberts,
head athletic trainer, who has de-
signed a wrestling helmet to protect
the ears of all of Keen's proteges.
Seven more were ordered yesterday
from Wilson's Athletic Goods, Chi-
"It's just a football helmet without
the upper part," Roberts explains.
"Coach Keen had so many wrestlers
suffering from cauliflower ears that
he asked me to see if I couldn't work
out some sort of equipment to help
him. The bottom of A football head
gear is used because it has a fine
encasement for the ear."
Asked if he planned to continue
improving the helmet he said, "I ex-
pect, in time, it will wind up with
metal ear covers in place of fiber be-
cause fiber material soaks up the
perspiration and loses its shape. Met-
al wouldn't do that because it will
be covered with felt and leather.
We're also working on a plan to cut
down the size of the helmet, es-
pecially the back part."
Coach Keen plans to require all
wrestlers to use them in practice
drills. Captain Wally Heavenrich,
John Speicher, Frank Bissell, and
Lilburn Ochs have all praised the
newest invention in Michigan sport
Roberts is also the designer of an
improved locker room weight chart
which is gaining general acclaim.
Meanwell Is (questioned
By Wisconsin Regents
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 29. - (,') -
Thd University of Wisconsin Board
of Regents, after hearing Dr. Walter
E. Meanwell's defense of his admin-
istration as athletic director, stood
adjourned today until Feb. 6.
Questioned for almost five hours
last night at the first session of the
Board's investigation into troublous
Badger athletic contitions, Dr. Mean-
well defended his giving whisky to
football players and his secret agree-
ments with coaches.
Regents indicated Dr. Clarence
Spears, football coach whose differ-
ences with Meanwell precipitated the
investigation, would be heard at the
Cagers To Keep In Shape
With Informal Practicesj
The practice schedule to be fol-1
lowed by the Michigan basketballt
team over the final-examination per-
iod was announced by Coach Cappon
Informal drill, with the purpose of'
keeping the cagemen in condition,
will be substituted for the regular or-
ganized practice sessions during the
lay-off period until Saturday, Feb. 8
when the usual practice drills will be
resumed with a night session starting
at 7:45 p.m. in order to avoid con-
flict with the examinations.
Following the evening drill regular
practices will be resumed, starting at
On February 15th the Wolverines
play their first game of the second
semester at East Lansing against the
Michigan State Spartans in the re-
turn game of the traditional series.
The Varsity won the first game by
a 35 to 24 score.
The Indiana game on February
17th at Bloomington, Ind., will mark
resumption of the Big Ten campaign.
The league-leading Hoosier aggrega-
tion handed the Michigan team its
first defeat of the season in the Con-
ference opener, 33 to 27.
BIG FAMILY MEN
Red Ormsby, Bill Summers and
Tommy Connolly, American League
umpires, have eleven, eight and seven
Ill augered fortune has cast the I
depressing cloud of defeat about
Michigan's Varsity hockey team, but
Victor -1eyliger and his long stick
have continued their goal-getting
tactics until the Concord Flash with,
eight games left to play, needs to
figure in only 18 more scoring play's
to break Johnny Sherf's mark of 43
points set during the 1934-35 season.
Thus far Heyliger has banged home
fifteen goals and been credited with
11 assists for a 26 point total. Hey-
liger has averaged 2.89 points per
game, while in order to tie Sherf's
mark, he will have only to maintain
a 2.12 average for the second semester.
During the first semester Michigan
has scored 29 goals, or an average
of 3.2 scores per game, and still the
Wolverines have been able to chalk
up only three wins in seven starts.
Over the same period of time last
year Michigan dropped just one game i
and still had a lower scoring average
than Eddie Lowrey's present squad.
These figures reveal very clearly1
that it is not the Michigan attack
which has suffered from graduation.
The blame cannot be placed on the
defense, for a close scrutiny of the
records reveal that in every game
played to date the opposing goalie
has had more stops than either Reed
Low or Irving Shalek, Wolverine net
minders, or in other words, that Cap-
tain Larry David, Bert Smith, and
Bob Simpson have been more success-
ful than rival defenses in protecting
The obvious conclusion, then, is
that Michigan's unimpressive first
semester record is due either to few,
but costly defensive lapses, or to poor
,, ~. 1
work on the part of the goal guard.
Coach Eddie Lowrey thinks they are
due to both, but promises that next
semester will tell a very different
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IMMORTALITY is already Bennie
Oosterbaan's on the Michigan cam-
pus, but his feats are becoming those
of a football Paul Bunyan elsewhere.
Jack Drees, Iowa basketball center,
was telling a teammate about Ben-
nie. "Why he used to drop back into
the backfield, take the pass from
center, heave a long high pass way
down the field, and then beat it down
the field to catch it. He scored a
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"Fast," added John Barker, "that
guy was a whirlwind for speed. Why
he used to do all the punting. After
he kicked the ball, he'd whip over
and lead a cheer, and then beat his
teammates down the field and tackle
the safety man in his tracks."
Fred Perry Back.
In Cup Competition
LONDON, Jan. 29. - (A') - Fred
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tennis, temporarily or otherwise.
The sparkling Briton said so him-
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