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THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 1936



Ten Varsity Cagers Named Today To Leave For Seattle


Three Games
The PRESS ANGL E Are Schedule
S ---- v GEORGE .J. ANDROSI At Washin t

'-. -

List Pro rout Burlesque
d For Dearborn Mat Meet

Weissmuller Gets Publicity Gratis As
Ali Baba Challenges Varsity Matmen


Letters To Santa Huskie Quintet Won Coast
Dear Santa: You boosted our football attendance some this past season, Title Last Year; Loverich
but those stadium bonds still look forboding. Can't you induce a few more And Egge Are Stars
thousands to turn out every Saturday. And please, Santa, don't be too nice!
to that student editor who said our football players went hungry. By RAY GOODMAN
-Fielding H. Yost. Coach Cappy Cappon named the
10-man basketball squad yesterday,
Dear Santa Claus: I asked for an All-American backfield sparkplug that will entrain this after'noon for
last Christmas and all you gave me was a worse headache than I had Seattle, Wash., to meet the University1
before. Is that nice? Now how about making up for it and developing of Washington squad in a three-1
a couple or three of the army of sophomores we had last fall into a game series, December 21, 22, and 23. I
Wistert, a Newman or a Patanelli? And I certainly would appreciate The players who will take the west-
some better dinners on that "roast beef circuit" I travel every winter. Townsend, Herm Fishman, Matt Pat-
-Harry G. Kipke. anelli, Ed Thomas, Leo Beebe, Dick
* Long, Manny Slavin, Bill Barclay, and
My good St. Nicholas: You have given me all the championship swimmers Ferris Jennings.
I need, but what good are they to me if they can't get their lessons? Make, Just what kind of a team Hec Ed-
them into students as well as record-breakers, won't you? mundson will put on the floor it is
-Matt Mann. impossible to say, for Cappon has
been unable to scout the Huskies and
last year's team has been more or
Santa Claus, Esq.: I have two lines now, thanks to you, and the iess broken up by the graduation of
goalie situatio'n isn't too bad. But what am I going to do when those its ace center, Ralph Bishop.l
two freshman goalies become eligible? I would hb. your friend for life 1936 Coast Champions
if you could make one of them over into a center to take Heyliger's Back from the 1936 quintet thatI
place next season. won the ncrthern division of the Pa-<
-Eddie Lowrey. cific Coast Conference and lasted
P.S.: I am still praying for seats on the other side of the Coliseum. I hrough the semi-final round of thel
Olympic play-offs, are "Big Ed" Lov-
erich, Bob Egge, and Bud Wagner.-
Dear Santa: After that Big Ten championship you brought us last Spring, Walt Kastner, one of Edmundson's,
I am afraid to ask for anything else. So how about just a little bit less rain outstanding reserves and a letterman,
next season? is also back.

When the wrestling team from the
Boys' Club of Dearborn opens the
Varsity mat schedule here Jan. 9, at
Yost Field House, the best in both
amateur and professional bouts will
be offered local fans.
This has been promised by none1
other than Coach Cliff Keen, who is,
backing up his statement that it only1
takes 30 minutes to training to teach1
all the tricks of those who performl
for money by matching two of his
charges in a typical "Ali Baba" bout.
Among those who will appear on
the Dearborn team, whose addition
to the schedule was announced last
night by Coach Keen, are the form-1
er Wolverines, Jack Herrod and Har-
vey Bauss.
Bill Hewitt To Leave
Pro Football Ranks
6HICAGO, Dec. 16.- )-Rabidi
professional football fans have yelled,
"offside" at Bill Hewitt for the last
time, the Chicago Bears' great end,
said today.
Bare-headed Bill, whose thunder-
bolt defensive charges were made so
fast t h a t opposition supporters
screamed that he was offside whole
seasons at a time, said his retire-
ment from money football dated from
the last game of the 1936 season. He
has a position with a railroad and
intends to devote all his time to it.
Hewitt, a star end and fullback at
the University of Michigan in 1929-
30-31, joinedthe Bears in 1932 and
immediately became a standout. Be-
fore the close of his first campaign
the fans were coming out to watch
him hurl his 182 pounds into opposi-
tion plays with devastating effect. As
a forward pass receiver he was one of
the best in the National Professional
The former Wolverine reached his
peak in 1933.

Adam Weissmuller is a very subtle
individual. As such he is subjected
to many odd aversions and hobbies.
One of Mr. Weissmuller's pet hob-
bies is seeing the Arena Gardens in
Detroit, where he reigns supreme as
promoter, filled to the rafters.
When these seats are filled Mr.
Weissmuller's face beams with in-
estimable pleasure, and he is care-
ful never to let an opportunity pass
which might be of aid to him in this
his pet delight.
Such an opportunity availed itself
to the ingenious Mr. Weissmuller last
Tuesday when he chanced to read an
article in The Daily on the respective
merits of professional wrestling, the
chief activity in the Arena Gardens
at present.
Mr. Weismuller's temperature rose
as he read this tirade against his
favorite sport, and he immediatelyI
sat down and penned a release to
one of the Detroit papers. In writing
a supposed telegram Mr. Weissmuller
undoubtedly had an eye on the Gar-
den's gate receipts. Here was free
publicity for the asking. The result
of Weissmuller's efforts follow:
Mr. Clifford Keen
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich.
I note in today's papers that
you are seeking your annual slice
of publicity at the expense of
professional wrestling. It has
been our experience in the past
that you have always welched on
your boasts when challenged to
back them up. You say that your
college team has little respect
for the abilities of certain wrest-
lers and include Ali Baba. YouI
insinuate that Earl Thomas, of
your varsity squad, is superior to
pro wrestlers. Here is a challenge
and it is not made just as bally-

hoo. I will pit Ali Baba against
Thomas or any member of your
squad, wager you 10 to 1, hold the
match any place you wish, and
give our share of the winnings
to the Goodfellows Fund . . . a
worthy cause. Ali Baba is ready
to meet your challenge. For once
in your life why not go through
with your boast?
Adam Weissmuller.
Coach Cliff Keen when asked about
the above telegram said that he had
received no such communication from
Weissmuller or anyone else. Un-
doubtedly the unusual length of such
a telegram has clogged up the ad-
ministration of the particular tele-
graph company, and Coach Keen can
certainly expect this lengthy wire toj
be forthcoming. Weissmuller's pub-
- _ . _ _ _ _ _ _

licitv. if this is so, is certainly costly.
Coach Keen further added that
any statements made to the Daily
were reasserted. As to Weissmuller's
challenge, he stated that the Detroit
promoter knew full well that any
members of the Michigan squad were
barred from wrestling a professional.
To do so would make them ineligible
for future collegiate competition.
Keen said that he sought no publicity.
that he only answered questions that
were asked as to his opinions of the
matter, and that he stood behind
everything he had said one hundred
All in all Mr. Weissmuller has his
publicity, Coach Keen is pleased with
the work of his squad thus far, and
both will probably spend a very merry
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-Ray Fisher.
* * * *
My Dear Santa: That new checker board was the nuts, and the
squad material is even better than last year. but can't we do something
to stop such things as almost happened against State last Saturday
night? -Franklin C. Cappon.
Dear Santa Claus: The track situation seems to be well in hand with the
intersectional meet this winter and the Conference Championships in the
spring both to be held here, so all I can ask is: Please go easy on the injuries
and ineligibilities-we'll do the rest.
-Charlie Hoyt.
Dear St. Nick: Look upon us with favor next spring; both Chuck
Kocsis and Woody Malloy are through swinging golf clubs for
Michigan. -Ray Courtright.
Santa Claus, Esq.; Dear Sir:
Rid the world of such:guys as Adam Welssmuller.
-Cliff Keen.
My Dear Santa Claus: What happened to that good fortune on
the gridiron I asked for last Christmas? I'm asking you again. And
for a new megaphone for my larynx. And less Harvey Patton.
-Wally Weber.
* * * *
Dear Santa: I'm last. it seems, so 111 go easy on you. Just another
feather mattress, friend.

Men Like to Get
Gifts from Miltons
at Christmas Time

--Bennie Oosterbaan.
Writers Rate Kelly
Nation's Grid Star
NEW YORK, Dec. 5.-GP)-Law-
rence Morgan Kelley, the apple-
cheeked Irishman from Williamsport,I
Pa., whose pigskin exploits and wise-
cracks provided perhaps the most
glamorous chapter in Yale gridiron
lore, hauled down his house again
today as he received the John H.
Heisman trophy as the outstanding
college football player of 1936.
As 750 banqueteers, among them
his mother, father and sister, hon-
ored h1m at the presentation cere-
monies. Kelley picked up the ball
and scored the winning touchdown of
the luncheon with his wit.
Ashensat down, clutching the big
bronze trophy given by the Down-
town Athletic Club as recognition of
[he year's greatest player-arn honor
won last season by Jay Berwangernof
Chicago-he was given a rising ova-
tion that lasted several minutes.

Egge, along with Bishop, was
named on the All-Pacific Coast first
team and Lverich made the second
In the past the Huskies, like all of
:he far western teams have been
known for their hard driving, accu-
rate shooting offense. They use a
Fast break with plenty of one-handed
-hots, in much the same way as
Piggy Lambert's Purdue team.
As in al of its games in the last
swo years, Michigan's greatest ad-
vantage will be its superior height
on the backboard play and on the
tip-off. The speed of the Washing-
on team, however, may make a dif-
ference since the three games are to
be played on consecutive evenings.
Game Arouses Interest
Edmundson has had a new floor
put in the Washington Field House,
which seats 9,000 spectators and the
series hasbeen attracting a great
d.eal of interest in the Seattle area.
There is only one difference in the
rules of the Pacific Coast Conference
and the Big Ten. Although the bas-
kets are the same distance apart, the
floor is two-feet longer at each end.
This additional length keeps the ball
in play without the annoying outside
decisions that are so prevalent in this
section and makes the game more
interesting from the spectators' point
of view.
Cappon also named four other men
who will join the squad'on its return
from the west and drill with it for
the Toledo University game on Jan-
uary 1. They are Bill Lane, Danny
Smick, Eddie Payne, and Louis Le-
Yankee Team
1 Leads Nation's
porting Units
NEW YORK, Dec. 16.-(A)-While
the New York Yankees did it with
their bats, experts, using ballots,
selected the world baseball cham-
pions as the No. 1 team of 1936 in
the sixth annual Associated Press
sports poll.
For the fifth straight year and the
second time for the Yankees, the
World Series winner nas been chosen
by observers participating in the na-
tionwide poll as sports' outstanding
unit. Football furnished the runner-
up for the third successive year.
Serving to confirm the results of
the final Associated Press ranking
poll which designated Minnesota as
the . country's No. 1 football team,
Bernie Bierman's burly boys gained a
clear. cut title to second place with
112 points. They were No. 1 on 13
lists despite the fact they were beat-
en for the first time in four seasons.1
Third place was awarded the
United States Olympic track and
field team, which mopped up on the
cinder path at Berlin. Fifteen experts
listed the international athletes first.-
The University of Washington's great
eight-oared crew, triumphant in the;
inter-collegiate four-mile pull and
the Olympic 2,000 meter sprint test,
placed fourth.
NEW YORK, Dec. 16.--P)-Jesse
Owens will make his debut as a pro-
fessional runner in Havana Dec. 26,
Marty Forkins, manager of the Olym-
pic sprint and broad jump champion,1
said today.
Owens will run 100 meters against
time between halves of the footballI
game between the Cuban Athletic
Club and the Miami University fresh-
man team.


Varsity Squads Set To Travel
20,000 Miles On Road Trips


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Any proud gob will vouch for Uncle
Sam's advice to unattached young
men to "join the navy and see the
world." If Michigan schedule-makers
adhere to their 1936-37 policy, future
Wolverine athletes will similarly
vouch for the slogan: "Come to Mich-
igan and see the United States."
For within the next few months
Michigan teams will travel roughly
20,000 miles-which is more than
three-quarters way around the world
-spreading Wolverine prowess in the
field of sports to the four corners of
the nation. At least thirty states will
be traversed.
On To Seattle
Coach Franklin Cappon will load
ten basketball players into pullmans
today for a geography lesson in the
great Northwest. The cagers meet
the University of Washington five in
Seattle on Dec. 21-22-23, but these
games are only incidental to the ed-
ucational benefits the boys will de-
rive. They will return via the
Southern route throughDenver, and
upon completion of the long haul will
have covered better than 5,000 miles.
On Friday of this week, Matt Mann,
Varsity swimming coach, will lead an
entourage of his champion swim-
mers to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in
the scutheastern corner of the coun-
try, for two weeks of Dixie sun and
a lone meet on New Year's Day. The
combined mileage of that jaunt
reaches nearly 2,500. The mermen
will then get their second wind pre-
paratory to a trip to New York City
on Feb. 11 for an engagement with
the New York A.C. An additional 1,-
500 miles will boost their total to
The wrestling team entrains for
New York and a match with the N.Y.-
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other 1,500 miles is chalked up on the
Varsity travel sheet.
Coach Charley Hoyt will direct
his indoor track champions to Ber-
keley, Calif., for a dual meet with
'he Golden Bears, leaving Ann Arbor
April 17th and returning ten days
later with 5,000 miles more experience
behind them.
South Beckons Ball Team
At the same time Coach Ray
Fisher will be driving his Conference
baseball champions into the sunny
Routh for games with schools in West
Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. His
speedometers will show a total of
1,600 miles when they are checked.
on his return to Ann Arbor.
These figures do not include the
trip Coach Charley Hoyt and a few of
his prize trackmen will make to Cal-
ifornia in June for the National In-
tercollegiate Track meet.
Michigan may not only supplant
Notre Dame as the Nation's athletic
ramblers but also find a solution
for the problem of inducing good ath-
letes to Ann Arbor without resorting
to the un-amateur methods of scho-
larships, subsidies or whatever prep
stars demand. Trips such as these are
a mighty powerful lure for any ad-
venturous prep star.

Is Now....
at the CAMPUS
"The recreation that has a bang"
for Detroit, Buffalo, New York
and Boston
Leaves Ann Arbor 6:30 P.M.
instead of 6:59 P.M., Time of the
Regular Train.

cYYerry Christmas
arnd a
Tha ppy Ecwsear
H ~Go60/4!!

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