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Fishman Ill As
Quintet Leaves
For Purple Tilt
Guard May Not Take Trip
To Evanston; Changes
Are Made InLineup
Michigan's chances for the Big Ten
cage title took a severe drop last
night when Dr. Luther C. Carpenter,
team physician, announced that it
was doubtful if Herm Fishman,
sparkplug guard, would be in condi-
tion to entrain with the rest of the
squad this afternoon for the North-
western game at Evanston, Ill.
A throat infection and general cold
kept Fishman in bed yesterday. Dr.
Carpenter was unable to give any
definite decision as to the possibility
of the little Varsity guard's taking
the floor against the Wildcats. He
did feel, however,tthat there was some
chance that he would have recovered
enough by train time to allow him
to take the trip.
Thomas Is Sub
With Fishman out of the lineup,
temporarily at least, Coach Cappy
Cappon shifted Bill Barclay to his
spot and put Ed Thomas, the fastest
man on the squad, at Barclay's for-
ward post. Despite this change the
Varsity continued to show the form
that it displayed Monday in over-
whelming Indiana.
Although the Purdue game Monday
night holds the spotlight Coach Cap-
pon, assistant-coach Benny Ooster-
baan, and members of the team all
expressed anxiety over the North-
western game. In their previous en-
counter with the Wildcats the Wol-
verines were forced to rally in the
closing minutes of the game to eke
out a three-point victory.
Despite their eighth place ranking
All reserved seats for the Mich-
igan-Purdue basketball game
Monday night have been sold,
Harvey Tillotson, ticket manager,
announced yesterday. The re-
maining seats are exclusively for

Bill Watson Set To Heave Shot
At Horner's 26 -Year Record

Nearly 26 years ago, on March 25,
1911, to be exact, Capt. Joe Horner
of that early Michigan track team
broke all former Varsity records
when he put the shot 48 feet three
and one-half inches. For a quarter
of a century that mark has been un-
touchable by Michigan weight men
and it remains for big Bill Watson
to erase it from the books.
Watson, a sophomore, is considered
one of the best track prospects 1hich-
igan ever had and tomorrow night he
will attempt to break that ancient
shot put record with a heave of 49
feet or better. Several times in prac-
Varsity Track
Men Eye Field
House Marks

Hope To Set Several
Records In State


But Will Not Comment in the Conference standings Coach
Dutch Lonburg's Northwestern five
Football Coach Harry G. Kipke boasts plenty of strength, with plenty
had "nothing at all to say" last of .size and speed and the accuracy
night when questioned as to a re- of Mike McMichael and Fred Trenkle
ported interview with Heartley to boot. Just why the Wildcats, one
(Hunk) Anderson at Battle Creek. of the pre-season favorites, have
Kipke, who is seeking a line fared so badly it is hard to say.
coach for his football forces next Wildcat Defense Weak
year, encountered the former North One of tmjfeneses h
Carolina State and Notre Dame One of the major weaknesses of the
mentor while visiting in Battle Evanston team has been its defense,
Creek, but no evidence was forth- but this seems to be solved with the
coming that they had discussed a eligibility of Bud Curie, rangy soph-
possible job for the ex-Rambler omore. Curie, a good ball handler
leader. and guard, replaces Hi Bender, who
Anderson, recently deposed as dropped off the squad because of
head coach at North Carolina scholastic difficulties.
State, was first line coach and An eleven man squad was named
then head coach at the South Bend by Cappy to take the trip. It in-
University. He was succeeded by cludes: Capt. Johnny Gee, Town-
Elmer Layden in 1934. Anderson send, Matt Patanelli, Bill Barclay,
last night was not available for Thomas, Leo Beebe, Danny Smick,
comment. Long, Bill Lane, Ferris Jennings, and
Fishman, if he is able to travel.

The greatest onslaught on Yost
Field House track records in several
years will be made tomorrow night
by Coach Chuck Hoyt's Wolverine
thinclads when they open their sched-
ule against the Spartans of Michigan
Even though Coach Ralph Young's
State aggregation swamped Michigan
Normal Wednesday, 63-32, they are
conceded little chance of beating the
mighty Michigan team which is plan-
ning on annexing its fourth consecu-
tive Big Ten indoor championship
next month.
Watson Seeks Mark
The record in greatest danger is
the shot put mark of 46 feet seven
and one-half inches which was set
in 1930 by Charles Weaver of Chi-
cago. Bill Watson is expected to
extend this mark at least a foot
in his first appearance in competi-
A three-man duel for first place
in the mile run between Ken Waite
of State, Clayt Brelsford and Harold
Davison of Michigan may cut some-
thing off the present Field House rec-
ord of 4:19.7. Two Michigan men.
the veteran Stan Birleson and soph-
omore Ross Faulkner, are expected to
lead the pack in the 440 and the
keen competition between them may
lead to the breaking of the record
Charlie Beetham of Ohio State hung
up last season at :50.3.
Stoller Is Favored
In the sprint Sammy Stoller, who
is co-holder of the world record for
the distance along with Jesse Owens.
may be pushed to equalling the Field
House mark of :06.2. Wilbur Greer of
State and Alan Smith and Roy Heath
of Michigan may surprise the fans by
making Stoller extend himself to win.
Capt. Bob Osgood of the Wolverines
may equal his own record of :08 sec-
onds flat over the highs if enough
competition presents itself.
For the first time in a number
of years Michigan now has definite
strength in the pole vault. Dave
Hunn, 1936 National A.A.U. indoor
champion, has. regained his eligibility
and together with Jim Kingsley
should come through to deprive op-
ponents of many points they have
taken from Michigan in recent meets.

tice this winter he Sias shoved the
heavy ball that far and all eyes will be
upon him as he enters intercollegiate
competition for the first time tomor-
row night.
Horner's record was set in a dual
meet with Cornell, held in Waterman
gymnasium, which was won by the
Eastern aggregation, 381/2 to *7%. It
broke the former Michigan record,
set by Ralph Rose in 1904, by nine
The Michigan Daily of the next
day stated, "Capt. Horner heaved I
the big shot 48 feet 3 and 48-100
inches, nine inches beyond Ralph
Rose's mark, placing his name among
Michigan's immortals and thus win-
ning five of the 16 points that he
contributed to his team's total."
Horner Was Versatile
There was certainly no inaccuracy
about the statement that Horner
should go down as one of Michigan's
immortals. The present generation,
however, has practically forgotten
Capt. Horner as other athletes have
stolen the spotlight, but his record
still stands.
Horner, in that Cornell meet, also
won the 35-yard dash and was sec-
ond in the high jump and 40-yard
high hurdles.
The Daily continued, "The Wolver-
ine captain carried a heavy burden
in brilliant fashion. Competing in
five events, he took two firsts and as
many seconds. When the first event,
the shot put, was called at 7:30
Horner could not be found and many
anxious searchers were sent scurrying
for the star.
Aroused By Phone
"A telephone message finally
aroused him from a quiet sleep and
he hurried to the gymnasium while
the other contestants waited. His
first, heave netted a mark of over 46
feet and he improved with each
succeeding effort until the mighty
toss came that enabled him to claim
the record as his own."
Michigan State's track team meets
the 1937 Wolverines, the greatest
team in Michigan history, tomorrow
night, not in Waterman gymnasium
where the Wolverines faced Cornell
in 1911, but in Yost Field House
where thousands of people may wit-
ness the meet. It will be before these
thousands that Watson will seek to
break that 26-year mark.
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from his student days at the Hill
School in Pottsdown, Pa. Here he
tasted the usual hard knocks that
those new to the mat game are
forced to undergo, and he even took
a whirl at the Olympic tryouts in
1932. He was duly eliminated but
not without adding another notch to
his experience belt.
Worked With Varsity
His freshman year at Michigan saw
Frank working out regularly with
the Varsity due to a shortage of
155-pounders. As a second year man
he won a regular berth and was beat-
en only three times in eight starts.
His junior year was arbitrarily term-
inated at mid-year, but he returned
this year to replace Tiny Wright, who
withdrew from school, as mat cap-
His superior ability has carried him
to the fore in all of his matches to
date. He knows the whys and where-
fores of wrestling and uses them in-
side of the ropes. He hit a real
sou'wester in Olympic finalist Tommy
King at Lehigh, but came through
with flying colors in a brilliant over-
time victory to keep his slate clean.
The mat leader is enthusiastic as
to the possibilities of the team this
year. "Given a few breaks," he ex-
plained, "and we'll be in there all
the way at the Conference meet.
Michigan's wrestling is out of the
doldrums," he continued. "The team
this year, and certainly in the next
few seasons, should put Michigan on
the map in collegiate wrestling circles
all over the country."




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