THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1936
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wolverine Basketball Team
Will Not Compete
Record Is Cited
By Cage Mentor
Participation Would Take
Players From Baseball
Michigan's Varsity basketball team
will not enter the Olympic cage elim-
ination tournament Coach Franklin
Cappon said yesterday. An unsatis-
factory record so far this season was
given as the major cause for this de-
Coach Cappon said that because
the tourney is scheduled to be played
after the close of the regular season,
the harm that entrance would do to
the baseball and track teams would
hardly justify playing in the elimi-
nations. Such men as John Gee,
George Rudness, John Jablonski,
Matt Patanelli, Manny Slavin, and
Herm Fishman would be unable to
report to Coach Ray Fisher until late
in the season.
Must Report Late
John Townsend, ace shot putter,
and Bill Barclay, a member of the
golf squad, would also be unable to
report until late and would handi-
cap the performances of both of
The Wolverines, had they entered,
would be forced to compete with Pur-
due, Indiana, Notre Dame, DePaul,
Illinois, and Ohio State for the Fifth
District includes Michigan, Indiana,
Ohio, and Illinois. The District tour-
nament will be held at Butler Field
House in Indianapolis and will in-
clude eight teams. The Fifth Dis-
trict champion will meet the Sixth
District winner. The Sixth District
is made up of teams from Wisconsin,
Iowa, Minnesota, and the Dakotas.
Plans Not Final
Although final arrangements have
not been settled as yet, it has been
indicated that winners, or both win-
ners and runners-up, of the collegiate
section will meet Y.M.C.A. and ama-
teur champs at Madison Square Gar-
den in New York City.
Seven members of the winning
team, three from the runners-up, and
one from each of the two semi-final
squads will make up the team that
will travel to Germany to compete for
the first Olympic basketball title.
It is rumored that the Olympic
court will be of gravel or dirt and
that no 10-second line will be used
thus allowing free use of the "old
time" stalling game.
Returning home for the first time
since the Michigan State meet which
preceded the second semester, Mich-
igan's matmen face Chicago's grap-
plers at 3:30 p.m. Satuday and
Washington and Lee next Monday
night. Both meets will be held in
the Yost Field House.
Having defeated the Windy City
team last year 19-15, the Wolverines
will not only attempt to make it two
straight but also avenge the recent
Ohio State loss. There is also the
opportunity of winning their first
Big Ten meet of the season before
the home fans that is spurring Coach
Keen's proteges on to greater heights.
The Maroons' star wrestler is Lein-
hardt, who also plays football for the
Chicago institution. He is the "handy-
man" on the aggregation being able
to compete anywhere between 155
and 175 pounds.
Judging from their past record
Washington and Lee may be called
"the wrestling king of the South."
They have only lost one dual meet
in the last eight years and have
annexed the Southern Conference
mat title for the past seven years.
So far this season Washington and
Lee has registered three shutout vic-
tories including a 32-0 win over Duke
University. The Leemen are coached
by Mr. Mathis, a former Western
Conference champion from Illinois.
Michigan lost to Washington and Lee
last year by the score of 19-13, thus
you can expect a victory as far as
the Wolverines are concerned.
The Varsity will close their home
season on Feb. 29 against Northwest-
The HOT Prepares For
STOVE Gopher Tilts'
By BILLREED - Coach Lowrey Looks For
AT- . in k . W 1- r C
Drugstore Coaches Call John
Townsend 'Standout' Center,
PITCHERS, CATCHERS CALLED
All pitchers and catchers wish-
ing to try out for the Varsity or
freshman baseball teams are
IT SEEMS the Olympic Hockey com-
petition was a big success but for
the fact that there weren't enough
Canadians to go around.
Practically unnoticed in the
A.A.U. meet Tuesday night was
the brilliant mile run by Ralph
Schwarzhoff of Saginaw Eastern.
Only three interscholastic per-
formances during 1935 are listed
in the annual Athletic Almanac
as bettering Schwartzhoff's time
of 4:29.4, and they were all reg-
Best high school time listed there
was that of Louis Zamperini, Tor-
rance High, Los Angeles, in 4:26.3,
andonly two other were better than
4:30. The national interscholastic
record is held by Glenn Cunningham,
running.from Elkhart, Kan., in 1930,
when he set a mark of 4:24.7.
Cunningham is today the center of
controversy among the track dope-
sters as they wonder whether he may
be used up following his successive
defeats in the mile by Joey Mangan
and Gene Venzke. The concensus,
however, seems to be that the Kansas
Flyer is still the man to beat for the
Olympic post at 1500 meters. At any
rate, he will certainly be in the thick
of it. Few miles, be it remembered,
will be run indoors or outdoors faster
than Mangan's 4:11 in the Millrose
Games, and Cunningham was very
much in that race.
Local track dopesters are turn-
ing their attention to the Mich-
igan-Indiana dual meet here next
week as probably the closest event
on the year's card. One of them
was figuring the points yesterday
and gave Michigan a one-point
margin-a very slim edge so early
in the season.
The tough breaks which have to
date been the practical extent of
Davey Barnes' collegiate athletic com-
petition have hit again. This time
it's another pulled leg muscle which
kept him from the A.A.U. meet and
which will definitely keep him from
the State dual meet Friday night.
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BILL WATSON, just enrolled as a
fieshman, impressed observers
Tuesday night in a number of ways,
not the least of which was the whip
in his right arm as he shoved the
16-pound shot almost 46 feet despite
deplorable form. But most striking
was the physical resemblance to Willis
Ward which was noted. A little more
than two inches shorter, Watson
weighs 192 as did Ward and carries
himself almost exactly as Willis.
While Varsity athletes have
ceased to breathe or are just re-
suming regular respiration after
announcement of their first se-
mester grades, there are some an-
nouncements which are possible
before the meeting of the eligibil-
ity committee tonight. And head-
ing those announcements are the
straight A records of Nelson Drou-
lard and Harvey Patton of the
track team and Earl Townsend,
who plays basketball. Earl, it ap-
pears, turned the tables on
brother John, who could do no
better than one A and four B's.
Discovery Is 'Hot'
For Track Classic
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19. - W)~
Discovery, champion of the American
turf, was reported "dead right" today
for Saturday's racing extravaganza,
the $100,000 Santa Anita Handicap.
Bud Stotler, Discovery's trainer,
said he was convinced the horse was
ready for the race of his life after
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt's big mon-
ey winner ran a mile and orie-quar-
ter yesterday in 2:08.
This final tune-up over the Handi-
cap distance was run on a sloppy
track with Discovery's stablemate,
Scotch Bun, furnishing the opposi-
Regardless of weather, Discovery
will go to the post a pronounced fa-
vorite. He was 8-to-5 in the future
books today, and has been since
Head Play and Cavalcade were with-
Victory Despite Lack OI
Eddie Lowrey began tuning up his
2-cylinder scoring machine in a stiff
drill at the Coliseum last night in
preparation for the forthcoming title
series with the Minnesota Gophers
here Friday and Saturday nights.
Much encouraged by their impres-
sive 12-5 win over St. Thomas Tues-
day night, the players went through a
spirited drill, at the conclusion of
which Lowrey announced that Minne-
sota would be in for a real battle
despite the Wolverines' lack of re-
Boast Great Record
The rampant Gophers have com-
piled a great record this season and
will be seeking their seventh con-
secutive win when they face the
Michigan pucksters Friday night.
Victorious already in two of the four-
game series to determine the Confer-
ence champion, the Gophers will be
favored to sweep both Friday and
Saturday's tilts, but the fact that
1 Coach Larry Armstrong has raised a
considerable row over the question
of who will officiate in the series seems
to indicate that the Gophers are tak-
ing the two games very seriously.
Coach Lowrey, as is the intercolle-
giate custom, has already selected
Paddy Farrell, International League
referee to act as arbiter. 'Minnesota
' has never made any bones about pick-
ing the officials when we played in
Minneapolis," said Lowrey, "and they
aren't going to come down here and
pick them too."
Shalek Is Keyman
jSince Michigan fell before the
Gophers in mid-January, Minnesota
has not lost a game, but four of their
j wins have been at the expense of
With James and Heyliger working
together Michigan will have a good
chance to stop the Gophers at least
once this weekend. The new found
scoring punch which was so evident
against St. Thomas will stand the
Wolverines in good stead, but it is
upon Irwin Shalek, Michigan's goalie
that the responsibility will fall for
keeping the Michigan net clear.
Shalek had a bad night against
Minnesota in the first game of the
series this year, but came back in the
second tilt to hold the Gophers to
one questionable goal.
If Shalek can deliver this week
Michigan will have an excellent
chance to take both games and tie
for the Conference title, Lowrey
FROSH BOXERS REPORT
All freshmen interested in box-
ing, including members of the
freshman boxing team, should re-
port to me immediately.
Coach Vern Larson.
By RAYMOND A. GOODMAN
Michigan is due for its first All-
Conference basketball player in three
years. The candidate - John Town-
§end, of course.
.With the end of the basketball
season only a few weeks away the
drugstore coaches are beginning to
mull All-Conference possibilities over
in their minds and the Wolverine
sophomore is a standout at the cen-
ter position for despite the fact that
he is listed as a forward in the line-
up and John Gee does the jumping
for the Wolverines, Townsend is ac-
tually the Varsity center and pivot
Scored 70 Points
With eight Big Ten games played
John has scored 70 points to rank
seventh in individual scoring with
four of the six men ahead of him
having played at least nine games.
But the Michigan "wonder boy"
has not only been outstanding in the
scoring columns. As a passer it is
doubtful if his peer is to be found
in the Conference or even in Con-
ference history. As a ball handler he
is definitely tops.
Coach Benny Oosterbaan, Cappon's
scout, has seen the pick of the Con-
ference, including Earl Thomas of
Ohio State, John's major competi-
tion for the selection, and he rates
the Michigan sophomore as the class
of the league. William P. Fox, Jr.,
director of the Fifth Olympic basket-
ball district, rates John as the best
center he has seen in the state of
Indiana and all of the Big Ten teams
have played in that state this year.
Townsend's impossible passes have
been the talk of the Big Ten and
Michigan's recent opponents have
held him in such high regard that
they invarably put two men on him
in what have been vain attempts to
stop him. At Indiana Monday night
Vernon Huffman and Wendel Walk-
er, the Conference's most capable
Gib James Gives John
Jewell's Pads Workout
Johnny Jewell, former Michigan
goalie and co-captain of last year's
championship team, was considerably
embarrassed after the conclusion of
the Michigan-St. Thomas puck tilt
Bud Connor, St. Thomas net mind-
er, forgot his pads, and Johnny, who
plays for Tool Shop in the Michigan
Ontario League, generously donated
his big leg protectors to Connor.
"Twelve goals, why that's the most
that have ever been scored on those
pads," Johnny grinned, as he con-
gratulated Gib James after the game.
But the real blow came just before
the start of the third stanza, when
the score 7-1 in Michigan's favor,
Connor, still wearing Johnny's pads,
stuck his head in the Wolverine dres-
sing room and in a pleading tone
asked, "How about letting up this
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brace of guards, both, covered John.
True, they stopped his passes, but
only at the expense of allowing him
As impressive as John's passing,
scoring, and ball handling is his
"brains" and desire to win. A loose
ball isn't lost until it is actually out-
side as far as he is concerned.
Indiana Still Talking
Some fans may recall John's use
of the retaining net at Yost Field
House in the Iowa game to recover a
loose ball. Indiana is still talking
about the manner in which he went
around Huffman to pick up a rolling
ball for a basket after the Hoosier
guard had knocked down John's piv-
ot shot. These incidents aren't the
exception - just the rule.
Townsend's outstanding. competi-
tion for the All-Conference center
post is Earl Thomas of Ohio State.
The Buckeye center is leading the
Big Ten pivot men in total points
scored, if not averaged, with 80
points in 10 games played. Despite
the fact that he is, along with War-
ren Whitlinger, one of the main rea-
sons for O.S.U. success so far, he has
not shown himself to be on the same
plane with Townsend as an all-
Patty Berg Is
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By GEORGE J. ANDROS
"He must be good" is the naturalI
reaction of any layman when shown
the record of Matt Mann, coach of
Michigan's perennial national cham-
pionship swimming team, and while
the observation is exactly correct,
the genial Britisher waves aside the
suggestion that het has anyparticular
recipe to offer for the development of
"I don't profess the power to work
a miracle," Matt laughs, "two boys
of the same build, strength and tem-
perament, if such a thing can happen,
come to me for college training. One
of them becomes a member of our
team and wins high honors. The
other fails to develop in spite of all
the teaching and coaching I can give
"Why? Simply because one has
good swimming habits and the other,
is tied hand and foot by bad habits i
he has picked up in his prep schbol
PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 19. -(/P)
aym an's 1raiSes -Patty Berg, sensational young
golfer from Minneapolis, today de-
feated Mrs. Glenna Collett Vare, na-
days. All I can do for a boy is givef
him a great deal of training on fun- tional women's champion, 3 and 2 in
damentals - the blocking and tack- the second round of the Palm Beach
ling of swimming, to borrow a foot- golf tournament. Ironically, the score
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Matt feels that in swimming more
than in any other sport bad habits
contracted early in the athlete's ca-
reer affect him in later years.
When he gets his hands on a pros-'
pect, the Wolverine mentor has a defi-
nite idea how he wants the boy to'
swim - and then comes the work.
"Work, work, work, and more work"
-that is Matt's gospel and only work
in the pool after the season starts,
contrary to the majority of coaches
who put their men through gym
workouts every day during the sea-
The results speak for themselves.
Six national collegiate championships
in nine years and five consecutive Big,
1935 Interlachen was the same as that
by which the Philadelphia veteran
beat the seventeen-year-old Minne-
apolis schoolgirl for the national title.
Outstanding in today's 18-hole
clash on the Palm Beach Country
Club links was Miss Berg's remark-
able shot on the thirteenth that
earned for her a 2 up advantage -
a sizzling 150-yard approach.
Struck with a four iron, the ball
rifled to the very lip of the cup. Mrs.
Vare's companion shot was trapped.
Mrs. Vare found in the Minne-
sotan today a vastly improved, sea-
soned campaigner from the little
freckled-faced girl she defeated over
her home course in the national
championship last fall.
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