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FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 1937



Varsity Cagers Face Purdue's Firehouse Five Tomorrow



Cappon Names
To Make Trip
Dan Smiek Is In Condition
Following Injury; Slavin
Unable To Go
Is ~Big Ten Opener



Gee Will Start At Center;
Quintet Seeks Revenge
For 1936_Trimmings
For the last three years Purdue's
irresistible force has faced no immov-
able object. The only pandemonium,
supposedly the result of the meeting
of such a force and object, that has
been in evidence in Lafayette lately
has come from the news of still an-
other Conference basketball title.
It is Michigan's duty to change
all that Saturday night when the
Varsity cagers face Piggy Lambert's
Boilermakers in Lafayette at the Jef-
ferson High School gym in the Wol-
verines' Big Ten opener.
The Wolverines will be in top shape
physically tomorrow night. Capt.
Johnny Gee is still wearing a modi-
fied catchers mask to protect the
broken nose that he received in
Seattle, Wash. Danny Smick is in
condition for the first time in a
month and should see action. Only
Manny Slavin will be unable to take
the trip. He sustained a knee in-
jury during the vacation drills and
was released from the University
Hospital yesterday.
Game Below Par-
Still it is hard to say that the Wol-
verines are taking the floor at the
top of their game. Tuesday at But-
ler they looked bad. New Year's
night at Toledo they looked only
fair. And the team has shown little
improvement during the past week,
having trouble hitting the basket and
getting its offense into working con-
Coach Cappy Cappon's hope is that
all this is just the result of a natural
tightening up before the opener.
Most disappointing is the perform-
ance by Jack Townsend. He is hav-
ing trouble getting his teammates in
the clear with his passes and dropping
his own shots. This may be be-
cause he is playing too far up the
floor on the offense or it may be that
he is bothered by the prospective en-
counter with Purdue's Firehouse boys.
The outlook is actually much
brighter than it would appear on the
su.rface. . The squad appeared in
much the same mental condition last
year before it started the drive that
defeated Illinois twice and almost
shoved the worrisome. Boilermakers
out of the title.
The Lafayette team has shown up
only fairly well despite the fact that
it is unbeaten so far this season
Jewell Young seems to be the stand-
out performer on the squad. After
his 27-point exhibition against Iowa
Monday night he is really due for a
little relaxation tomorrow and it
would not be surprising if it were
Johnny Sines or little, Pat Malaska
who helped carry the battle to Mich-
Boilermakers Lack Size
Size is Coach Lambert's major
weakness. It may be that he wil
put his two centers into the lineup
and take out Sines. This would find
Young and Bud Anderson at for-
wards, Jim Seward at center, and
Malaska and Glenn Downey a
guards. It is hard to predict, how-
ever, what lineup Lambert will use fo
he has been juggling his players al
season and there is no reason why
he should settle down to one com
bination now.
The Michigan squad will entrain
this afternoon for Chicago, wher
it will spend the night and then con
tinue to Lafayette tomorrow.
The ten men who will make th
trip are Captain Gee, Townsend; Mat
Patanelli, Bill Barclay, Herm Fish
man, Smick, Leo Beebe, Dick Long
Ferris Jennings and Ed Thomas.
CHICAGO, Jan. 7. -(P)- Worl
Light Heavyweight Champion Joh
Henry Lewis will battle Harry Thom
as of Eagle Bend, Minn., on Jan. 1
in Chicago Stadium.

Another Patanelh. .
JOE PATANELLI, brother of Michigan's popular Matt who captained
J last season's grid team, is reported to be a coming star in both football
and basketball . . . He is a junior in Elkhart, Ind., high school and will
probably come to Michigan . . . Harry G. Kipke left yesterday afternoon for
New York City where he will aderess a meeting of Wolverine alumni Friday . .
Ray Fisher, baseball coach, has a lifetime pass to all major league baseball
games ... He was with the Yankees for nine years and with the Cincinnati
Reds for two ... Local basketball fans are expecting Danny Smick to develop
into nearly as sensational a basketball handler as Johnny Townsend before
he finishes school . . . With good material coming up it looks as though
Coach Franklin Cappon will have a title-contending quintet for several
Christmas vacations should be banned for future sport editors of The
Daily . . . Last year Bill Reed returned to school only to immediately enter
the Health Service with the mumps . . . Now it's our present boss, George
Andros, who's confined to a hospital bed . . . Bill Bates, 1936 football man-
ager, tell's us that the All-Conference basketball team for this year (even
though the season has just opened) will have Johnny Townsend at center.
Young of Purdue and Gunning of Indiana at forwards and Dye of Ohio
State along with Huffman of Indiana at the guards ... He may not be far
wrong at that.
Mann Is Satisfie4 .. .
IF CAPT. VIC HELIGER maintains his present scoring average per game
through the rest of the 18-game hockey schedule he will set a new offen-
sive record with 72 points . . His 1936 mark, the present record, was 44 ...
The "Beaver" is also something of a baseball player . . . Although he hit
near the end of the batting order last season he led the Big Ten in runs
batted in . . . This department hopes to see the sportsmanship of Wolverine
basketball fans improve next Monday night when Michigan faces North-
western in the Field House . . . It will be well to keep in mind that the
officials call the plays just as they see them and no amount of booing
will alter a decision a fraction ...
Matt Mann thinks that his present swimming team which opens its
schedule Jan 16 in the Intramural pool with Indiana is the best he has
ever coached . . . He's expecting dire things for 1938, however, with most
of the trouble coming from Ohio State . . . The professional swimming
troupe, of which Dick Degener is an outstanding member, opened in Chicago
Wednesday night and the former Michigan diver was given loud acclaim,
by Windy City swim fans . . Ray Goodman, basketball expert of The
Daily, is planning to travel with the Wolverine cagers on all Conference
game trips this winter. ta-DeLano.

letroit To See
Vines, Perry
In Tennis Meet
Professionals To Appear
January 12; Two Other
Stars Included
Tennis on the major league scale,
that is, matches involving four of the
world's top professionals, will be of-
fered at Olympia in Detroit January
12 under the sponsorship of Detroit
Tennis Club. The feature involves
Fred Perry, late king of the amateur
field, and H. Ellsworth Vines, ac-
knowledged universally as the pro-
fessional champion.
George M. Lott, ranked as the
world's best doubles player, and Bruce
Barnes, "the Texas powerhouse," fur-
nish the other singles attraction. A
doubles contest completes the pro-
gram. The matches were transferred
from Naval Armory to provide for an
expected attendance of 10,000 or
Encourage Young Stars
As a means toward stimulation of
ambition among young players
through giving them opportunity to
see the game at its best, 5,000 seats'
are set aside, at a low admission fee,
for school children. It is the plan to
create a fund to send promising
youngsters to national tournaments.
Until he turned professional, Perry
dominated the amateur realm more
than did Bill Tilden in his day. Win-
ner at Wimbledon, emblematic of the
world's championship for three suc-
cessive years; successful defender for
England of the historic Davis Cup in
the last four years; and universally
ranked the world's "number one"
amateur, Perry is unquestionably the
leading drawing card of the day.
Perry's Attack Thorough
Perry offers the highest exemplifi-
cation of the all-court game. Not so
hard a hitter as Vines, machine gun-
ner of the courts, Perry nevertheless
employs an attack that contains such
sweep, variety, and strength as to
put his opponent under severe pres-
His running forehand "opens the
gate" and at the net his volleys and
smashes prove decisive more often
than not. Combined with his court
covering, abundance of staying pow-
er, poise and coolness under stress,
these weapons make him all but irre-
sistible to any other player save a

Gopher Puck Officials Refuse
Proposed Schedule Revisions,

rTHE bitter Michigan - Minnesota7
hockey rivalry flamed up again
today in Ann Arbor when Coach
Eddie Lowrey of the Wolverines re-'
ceived word from the Gopher Ath-
letic Association that Larry Arm-
strong, Minnesota puck mentor, had
refused to consent to a schedule
change which would allow both teams
a day of rest between games.
Armstrong's refusal to Lowrey's
suggestion was interpreted to mean
that the Gophers are only too con-
scious of their superiority in man
power, and that they realize it will be
to the advantage of their 15-man
squad to engage the Wolverines on
successive nights both here on Jan-
uary 15 and 16, and next semester in
Look Good In Practice
Captain Vic Heyliger and his mates
only scowled when they heard the
news and went out on the ice to put
in one of the most convincing prac-
tice performances of the week. It is
no secret that the Michigan title
hopes rested to a considerable extent
on the possibility of a day's layover
between games, but the Michigan
pucksters are used to the role of
iron men-underdogs.
The coming series will be no harder
for the Wolverine stalwarts than
those of other years when they have
fought it out on equal terms with the
Norsemen although outnumbered,
two to one.
For the present, thoughts of the
Minnesota games have been put out
of mind as Lowrey grooms his charges
for the invasion of the formidable

Pt. Edward club of Sarnia on Sat-
urday night.
Merrill Replaces Berryman
One important change will prob-
ably be noticable when Michigan
takes the ice tomorrow evening in the
Coliseum. Dick Berryman will not be
at his accustomed center post on the
second line. Instead Jack Merrill,
consistent winger for three seasons
will be shifted to that spot from his
berth on the left flank and Ed Chase,
Grosse Pointe junior, will be moved
up from the reserves to take over
Merrill's old job.
Berryman has not reported for
practice since the post holiday drills
commenced Monday, and may be
forced to drop off the squad due to
scholastic difficulties.
Bring Veteran Players
The Pt. Edward club boasts one of
the veteran outfits of amateur hock-
ey. Three members of the squad are
30 years old or over and the majority
of the players are more than 25.
Claude Harris, 29-year-old 180-pound
goalie, is one of the outstanding
amateur performers of Ontario.
Coach Cliff Keen announced
yesterday that the admission for
the Dearborn wrestling meet to be
held in the Field House at 7:30
p.m. Saturday will be free.

Mermen Open
Long Schedule
Against Indiana
The Varsity tank team, just back
from a vacation trip to Florida, is
getting down to work in preparation
for the forthcoming series of dual
meets, the first of which is against
Indiana on Jan. 16. The meet gets
under way at 3:30 p.m. in order not
to interfere with the hockey game
that night.
Eight dual meets have been carded
for the current season, six of which
are scheduled for the second semes-
ter. Matt Mann has obtained five
conference meets. The Wolverine
tankers tackle the strong Ohio State
aggregation twice, on Feb. 13 at Co-
lumbus and March 3 in the local
Intramural pool. On Feb. 6, the mer-
men journey to Iowa City, Ia., to meet
the Cornhuskers who last year de-
feated them in the scrap for the Big
Ten swim title. The meet here with
Minnesota on Feb. 27 rounds out the
schedule with Big Ten squads.
On Jan. 27, the Wolverines are
hosts to the Spartans from Mich-
igan State,

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Now that the sounds of pigskins no
longer echo andi re-echo through the
air, that basketball, track, and hock-
ey have successfully replaced King
Football, and that the Bowl games
of 1937 have become a thing of the
past, it would not be amiss to tab-
ulate the record of former Michigai
grid luminaries as they furthered
their reputations as football coaches.
Michigan Well Represented
Although fewer Wolverine stal-
warts adopt this course of providing
for the future than those of some
schools, this university was well rep-
resented during the season just
Yale University, located at New
Haven, Conn., is probably the scene
of the greatest triumphs of the "M
Men" during 1936. Former captains
Ivy Williamson and Bill Renner,
along with that stellar center, Gerald
Ford, are members of this formidable
coaching staff which permitted only
Dartmouth to defeat its charges, and
that only after a hard game on the
preceding Saturday.
Renner, the sharpshooting nem-
esis of former years, had complete
charge of the pilots and passers. In
this, his first season as a coach, Bill
registered as great a victory as he
did when he directed the destinies of
the Wolverines, for he already has
one All-American to his credit. Clint
Frank, acclaimed by many as the
greatest player of the year and a
member of Grantland Rice's team,
owes much of his success to this
quiet, hardworking boy.
Williamson, not to be outshone by
his arch-henchman, possesses an
equally enviable record, for he is
credited with the complete develop-
ment of the indomitable, loquacious
Larry Kelley.
Oosterbaan And Friedman
The two Bennies of the famous
"Benny to Benny" passing combi-
nation which dominated Mid-West-
ern football and has now become an
integral part of the lore of the game,

are both trying their hand at the
coaching game. Oosterbaan, of
course, is right here at Michigan, and
has maintained his reputation by
turning out numerous star ends.
His cohort, Benny Friedman, fol-
lowing a fling at Post-Graduate ball,
is now firmly intrenched as head
coach at City College in New York.
No list of former greats would be
complete without mentioning prom-
inently the name of "Tad" Wieman
perhaps the greatest line coach in
the country. "Tad" played here un-
der Yost in 1918, and later rose to
the position of head coach immedi-
ately previous to the Kipke regime
le is line coach at Princeton at the
present, and annually turns out fast
powerful forward walls.
Figures Promise
High Scoring Mark
For Court Season
Statistics point to a high scoring
basketball team this season. With
the seven pre-Conference games be-
hind it the Michigan cage team can
boast an average of over 38 point
a game while its opponents have
managed to put together only a 28
point average.
Jake Townsend and Herm Fish
man are tied for individual scoring
honors with 63 points apiece, while
Matt Patanelli is third with 42. The
team's foul shooting has been of
with Townsend missing 14 and hit
ting 17 and Fishman making 15 ou
of 25 chances. Bill Barclay is out
standing missing only once in eigh
attempts, while Leo Beebe has a per
fect record with three out of three

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Lest adventurous Americans,
who enlist in either of the
Spanish Armies, might embroil
the United States in a new
world wide conflict, the United
States Senate hopes to immedi-
ately effect legislation that will
deprive such men of their
American Citizenship. This
action will be one more wise
move of an always wise body.
Another wise move is to phone
8270 and have the Arbor
Springs Water Co., 416 West
Huron, deliver a supply of thatj
healthful, refreshing spring
water that is so very effective
as an aid to good health.

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