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Improvement As


Two Positions
Still Undecided
On First Five
Barclay Presses Thomas
For Starting Post; Rae
Retains His Placef
Still improving with added practice,
Michigan's' cagers went through a;
long drill yesterday in the Field House,
and served notice that they will be in
top form in Saturday's opener withI
Michigan State.
The team showed a lot of zip and
form in all'departments, and Coach
Franklin C. Cappon expressed satis-
faction with their progress to date.
Last night's session saw the squad
rehearsing fine points both offensive-
ly and defensively with a brief scrim-
mage of all three teams topping off
the workout.
Results Encouraging
Cappon had his back line men tak-
ing the ball down the floor with de-
fenders meeting them under their
own basket in down court guarding.
The results were encouraging, the
offensive team invariably working the'
ball past the center line.
With a view toward the new rule'
which practically abolishes the center
jump, Cappon had the men taking
the ball off the backboard after a
successful shot and working it down
the floor.
A semi-scrimmage preceded the
regular inter-squad game. The back
line men worked the ball down court
with the defense meeting them at
the center line.
In the regular session the lineups
remained practically intact. Capt.
John Townsend, Jim Rae, Herm
Fishman, Leo Beebe, and Bill Bar-
clay worked on the first team with
Eddie Thomas alternating with Bar-
Two Question Marks
On the seconds, Cappon had John
Nicholson, Dan Smick, Bob Palmer,
Charley Pink, and Dick Long. The
third stringers were composed of
Mannie Slavin, Vince Valek, Fred
Trosko, and Russ Dobson.
Only two question marks now re-
main in Saturday's starting five. Bar-
clay is' pushing Thomas hard for a
starting berth, and Smick is still
battling Rae for front line honors.
Rae has virtually cinched his job, but
Barclay's form improvement makes
him almost an even starting .bet
against the Spartans.
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FERRY FIELD PRESENTED a 100- Michigan football and its growing
yard snow bed yesterday afternoon similarity to the Chicago variety, be-
to a group of Canadian rugby play- cause of scholastic standards which
ers who romped and whooped about, discourage the good players. As long
as these standards prevail, Shaver
like paroled eight-year olds. Lodged lwrites, Michigan cannot hope to have
in an, I-M doorway along the side- winning football, even if the best
lines, watching the Winnipeg visit- football brains in the nation are
ors scrimmage for some sort of Do- hired. In another column of the
minion championship, against To- same paper, Bob Murphy,. another
miion hampionship, agadint T- f Times' sports expert, reporting the
ronto Saturday, we fathered in a few football bust, quoted Ira Smith,
details. There are 12 men on a University registrar who was the
team, five backs. They run, pass, principal speaker, as saying, in sum-
lateral and kick in a manner similar mation of his talk, that Michigan
to the American game of football. scholastic requirements haven't
Someone near us added, however, changed in the last 15 years.
that they can block only within a Mr. Shaver should certainly get
space Qf 10 yards beyond the line of together with his Mr. Murphy, or
scrimmage. Whereupon, Merle Kre- Mr. Smith, perhaps, and get his sig-
'mer, Varsity baseball captain, quip- nals straight. After all, someone
'ped, "Oh, just like Michigan foot- ought to tell these things to us-
ball, eh!" situated out' here as unknowingly as
* * *we are ...

Hockey Team
Looks Better
In Second Tilti
Mueh Improvement Still
Needed In All Phases
Of Game
Although Michigan's hockey team
looked better in defeat Saturday night
than it did winning two weeks ago,
certain wrinkles which will have to be
ironed out were easy to perceive. The
Wolverine sextet was beaten 3-2 by
London A.C.
Despite the fact that three goals
were scored past him, Spike James,
Wolverine goalie, played a great de-
fensive game. The sophomore net
minder left his baliwick on numerous
occasions to pounce on a loose puck
and squelch the enemy offense.
Team Off-Color
Outside of this single brightspot,
the team wasoff-color. The maneu-
vering of the front line on attack,
and the checking of the rear wall
were shoddy at times and still show
the effects of only two weeks of con-
In the first period Michigan had a
chance to take the lead but failed
to capitalize. With a pair of the
visiting club in the penalty box for
illegal tactics, the Wolverine outfit
was troubled to keep the puck in the
London territory.
Unable to Force Play

Swim Card Includes'Hell Week' As
Tankers Face Elis, Bucks, Gophers
By DAVID ZEITLIN crew will be climaxed by a jaunt to
Coach Matt Mann's varsity nata- Milwaukee for a meet with Minne-
tors will have a "Hell Week" all their sota's Gophers on Tuesday, Feb. 22,
own this winter as they swim out Thus in one week, Matt Mann and
their 1937-38 schedule. company will ride the rails and high-
Returning from the Chicago Con- ways to the tune of nearly 35,000
ference confab Sunday, the coach miles to swim three dual meets.
brought with him the complete "date Home But Twice
list" for his Conference and Na-
tional Intercollegiate title holding .
tank team. in their home pool but twice, but will
The schedule calls for seven dual be competing against two oftheir
meets, most of which will be minor toughest foes. Ray Walters, former
skirmishes, but also calls for a week Big Ten sprint champion will lead
of competition that will make travel- Iowa's team here for a meet on Sat-
ing salesmenout of the Wolverine urday, Feb. 26 in the I-M pool. And
swim specialists. one week after that battle, Ohio State
Elis ardedwill visit the I-M Building for the
Elis Carded second meet of the home and home
The long sought meeting with aeries between the two schools. More
Yale's Boys in Blue will take place in fans will probably be turned away
the Eli school's palatial pool on Wed- from islmetoanhve ereen
nesday, Feb. 16. The sixteenth is dne this eothn a Wleverinbeen
the third day of the second semester, battle.
and will make it necessary for the
Michigan team to leave here Tues- The Big Ten Meet will be held thi
day afternoon, the preceding day so year on Friday and Saturday, March
11 and 12 in' Chicago, and The Na-
that they will miss as few classes as tionallnter collegiate battle will be
The boys will literally get down staged in the waters of the Rutgers
off the New Haven station platform, r pool on the 25 and 26
climb into their silk suits, swim the March.hd
powerful Eli outfit, and then reboardiSchedule
the train for the return trip to Ann Saturday, Jan. 15, Indiana, there.
Arbor. Arriving here Thursday, the Wednesday, Jan. 26, Michigan State
team will rest and study until the there.
next day, and then hit the road Wednesday, Feb. 16, Yale at New
again, this time in the direction of Haven.
Ohio State's super dreadnaught. Saturday, Feb. 19, Ohio State, there
Bucks Tough Tuesday, Feb. 22, Minnesota, there.
On Saturday, the 19, the Wolves Saturday, Feb. 26, Iowa, here.
and the Buckeyes tankers will clash Wednesday, March 2, Ohio State
in a meet that will probably produce here.
the fastest times and keenest com- March 11 and 12, Big Ten Meet a
petition of any dual meet between Chicago.
two college teams. Both Michigan
and Ohio State are believed to be far
above the rest of the nation's tank
teams, and it will be these two who
will battle it out for top honors. BETTER VAL UES
The "Hell Week" for the Michigan

BUD SHAVER, eminent sports edi-'
tor of the Detroit Times ranted in
his lengthy Sunday column about
Matmen Fight
Injury Jinx As
Opener Looms
i - x
With no Christmas vacation trip to
worry about, as was the case last year
at this time, wrestling coach Cliff
Keen is hoping that all his injured
grapplers will be ready for the Con-
ference opener against Indiana, Jan.
Although there are returning veter-
'ans in all weight divisions, Keen is
still very much undecided as to the
make-up of his team, especially in
the heavier classes. Only Co-captain
Johnny Speicher, 118 pounder who
placed third in the conference last
year, is sure of his starting post.
Paul Cameron, veteran 126 pound-
er is back and although slightly over-
weight at present still holds an edge
over Jimmy Laing, an exceedingly
promising sophomore prospect.
Co-captain Earl Thomas, Big Ten
champion in the 136 pound division,
has been handicapped by injuries
since the beginning of practice and
has not reached top form as yet.
Meanwhile, Jim Merucka, a transfer
student from Detroit Tech, is show-
ing exceptional promise.
When Thomas is fully recovered,
it is possible that Mericka may be
moved up to the 145 pound class, and
then will contest Harold Nichols, a
letterman, and Rex Lardner, a re-
serve from last season, who is a much
improved wrestler, for starting hon-
Harlan Danner, Conference run-
ner-up at 165 pounds last season, will
probably move down a notch to fill
the shoes of the graduated Capt.
Frank Bissell.

*- * *
ATHLETES sometimes are, they
give sport much of its zest. And Art
(Wottaman!) Shires, Chicago White
Sox first baseman a few years ago,
was refreshingly garrulous about his
ability on any and all occasions. One,
day, playing against Washingtont
Shires strolled to the plate his first


time and eyed the Senator hurler.
"Who's the pitcher?" he in-
quired of the catcher.
"A new guy, we just brought up
from Indianapolis," replied the
backstop. "A guy by the name of
Logan . . . Bob Logan."
Shires wagged his head,
scraped some dirt out of the box,
tapped the plate with his bat and
called out:
"Well, if he gets me out, he's
made ...."

The same thing happened later in I
the contest when the Wolverines were
unable to work four and five men
together in order to force the play.
Drill in this department will consume
a good portion of this week's rehear-
On defense, Burt Smith and Cap-
tain Bob Simpson missed blocks and
permitted a number of plays to get
by them, but this was unusual for
them, and next week should be an


A - Ruling Seen In Bowl
Codes As Unbeaten Rams Get Snubbed'


c- I

It is rumored around the Rose Hill
section of New York, site of Fordham
University, that Coach Jimmy Crow-
ley of the Ram football team is in the
throes of a monumental literary effort
to be entitled "Why Fordham Didn't
Go to the Rose Bowl."
Only one point impedes Mr. Crow-
ley's progress. He can't think of a
good reason why his team didn't get
the nod for the Arroyo Seco expedi-
tion which culminates in a footbal
game Jan. 1.

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Crowley Puzzled Southe
Puzzling Crowley even more is the in the
fact that he didn't even get a shot oppone
at any of the "Bowls" ranging from tion ca
Rose, through Sugar and Orange right from t1
on down to Spaghetti. Other teams
with less illustrious records either If su
from the standpoint of competition or a "dog
games won and lost received hurry-up part o
calls to participate in New Years Day Bowl c
fracases, but not the Rambling Rams and it
It's got Jimmy stumped. So wha
One of the requirements he was shot at
told was to hand all opponents a Crow
shellacking. Well, Fordham almost Rams
did. They belted all their opposition ter an
by rather convincing margins with
the exception of the Pitt steamroller.
The best they could do was a draw
with Goldberg and Co.
Pitt Invited
But didn't the Panthers get an in-
vitation which only a miniature sit-
down concerning wage and hour
scales kept Jock Sutherland from ac-
cepting? Didn't Michigan State get a
bid to the Orange Bowl after being
nosed out 3-0 by the Manhattan Jas-
To be sure Alabama, who finally
picked up the gauntlet tossed out by
California's undefeated Golden Bears,
had a spotless record. But the Crim-
son Tide in the minds of many experts
had a less demanding schedule than
uhe Rams. Besides, one argument
goes, the 'Barms have been to the Rose
Bowl so often they are going to be
created honorary citizens soon if they
don't get an "oldest inhabitants"
medal. Maybe the Bears wanted
someone with experience or, to state

rently, "nice Rose Bowl man-
Priestly, master of ceremonies
e such, for this year's Pasadena
entioned something about get-
opponent "with standards the
s ours," whatever that means.
rate, without casting any as-
s on Alabama's "standards,"
economic, religious, literary or
al, they probably don't have
on the ones at Fordham.
ain of those reputedly in the
ay that the Pacific Coast Mo-
didn't want the undefeated
rners to stay at home and play
Sugar Bowl against a top-flight
nt, thereby creating an attrac-
apable of drawing fans away
heir grid enterprise.
Dog In Manger?
ch be the case, then it denotes
in the manger" policy on the
f the Bears, since the Rose
can only hold so many people
is sold out months in advance.
at? The Rams still didn't get a
t it.
ley and the supporters of the
are still investigating the mat-
d mulling the question over in

their minds. .They have about arrived
at the only conclusion possible. There
is apparently a rule concerning Rose
Bowl and other Bowl invitations
which reads something like this. Ar-
ticle 10 Section 22- and under no
conditions, excepting the remote pos-
sibility that they win all their games
and no other teams win any shall
Fordham University have any part
other than that of spectators, if they
so desire, in these various business
enterprises conducted by us and
known as Bowl games." Phooey!







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