THE MICHIGAN DAILY
To Put Varsity
At Top Strength
Off-Timing And Condition
Drop May Affect Hockey
Team This Week
Evidently the two-week vacation
lay-off didn't prove a bit harmful to
the Michigan hockey team judging by
the showing they made as they went
through their first practice of the
The Varsity meets Michigan Tech
of Houghton here Thursday and Sat-
urday nights. These games will be
the first of four in a home and home
series with the Miners.
Stiff Workout Held
The return of Evvie Doran to the
line-up brought the team to full
strength in preparation for their fifth
game of the season. Doran did not
play the last two games, suffering
from a broken bone in his hand.
The stiff workout held last night
at the Coliseum saw every one of the
starting team on the ice. Spike
James received a slight cut over the
eye when a flying puck caught him
Coach Eddie Lowrey does not ex-
pect the sextet to make as good a
showing in the first game as in the
second because he feels that the
outfit will need more conditioning
than the three days of practice can
Timing Is A Problem
The biggest problem facing the
team will be the matter of timing.
That's about the only thing, outside
the small drop in the matter of con-
dition, that the vacationwseemed dto
affect. The timing, however, is
bound to improve and should be at
par by game time.
Tech comes here in the hope of
avenging three defeats handed it last
year when Michigan took the series.
At that time Michigan played the en-
tire series with never more than one
or two alternates. This year Mich-
igan will have a complete second
line plus two other wings.
Ca gers Blast
After making Tuwnsend converts
of Eastern sports writers and fans,
the touring Michigan basketball team
paused in Toledo Saturday night to
question the 'Ohioans' claim that
their Rockets were destined for na-
tional honors and that their Chuck
Chuckovits was unparalleled in col-
When the argument subsided,
Michigan had blasted the Toledo su-
premacy myth, broken the hearts of
the rabid Toledo fans and further
established Capt. "Jake's" prowess as
a wizard of the hardwood. In justice
to a brilliant performer, however, it
must be recorded that Chuckovits'
fame is more than the product of ex-
travaant publicity. But he is hard-
Even contentious Toledans must
have admitted that after watching
Jake tally 19 points against Chucko-
vits & Co. Chuckovits himself,
though absent from action for fully
five minutes, made an equal number
of points and would certainly have
bettered that mark had he served
out his string. But the final score
was 50-38-and the 12-point mar-
gin might reasonably be attributable
to Michigan superiority.
Lest some mistake the victory as
strictly a one-man triumph, it should
be stated that Townsend was ably
assisted. Herm Fishman, playing an
alert and scrappy game, stole the ball
on several occasions and consequent-
ly set up several baskets, besides add-
ing seven points in his own right.
Bill Barclay accounted for eight, Dan
Smick for seven and Leo Beebe for
Combined, their efforts provided a
sour beginning of the New Year for
the 6,200 spectators and Coach Har-
old Anderson's hitherto unbeaten
Hoosiers Have Two 1936
Olympic Men In Line-up;
Varsity In Good Shape
Michigan's 1938 wrestling team will
open its season Saturday afternoon,
meeting the powerful Indiana Hoos-
iers at Bloomington. Although they
didn't have the benefit of a warm-
up meet during the holiday season as
in the past few years, the team has
been working out daily during the
past week and appears to be in good
Last season the Wolverines man-
aged to eke. out a one point margin
over the Indiana grapplers by virtue
of Jim Lincoln's valiant stand against
Bob Haak, the Hoosiers' giant heavy-
Looking For Best Combination
With adequate material on hand it
will remain for Coach Cliff Keen to
juggle his men around during the
final week of practice in order to find
the best combination for his starting
Leading the Wolverines will be
Co-captains Earl Thomas and John
Speicher at 136 and 118 pounds re-
spectively. Paul Cameron, Harland
Danner, Harold Nichols, Dick Tasch,
and Frank Morgan are other letter-
men available. Keen's most import-
ant loss was that of Captain Frank
Bissell, Conference champ at 155
pounds. Danner, who wrestled at 165
last season may move down a notch
to replace him.
Has Two Olympic Men
Not only will Coach W. H. "Billy"
Thom of Indiana send a revengeful
team against the Wolverines, but he
will also have two members of the
1936 Olympic team in his starting
These two men are Willard Duffy
who will wrestle in the 126 pound
class, and Charley McDaniel, heavy-
weight. Both were active in col-
legiate wrestling two years ago, but
were out of competition last season.
After mixing work with pleasure
under the burning sun of Fort Lau-
derdale, Florida for two weeks, Coach
Matt Mann and his Michigan swim
forces returned to the campus late
Sunday afternoon; ready to continue
preparation for the impending swim-
The two weeks spent in the South
saw the Wolverines drill twice a day
and partake in numerous activities
which were features of the Third An-
nual Aquatic Forum, held every year
in Fort Lauderdale.
Thirty of the nation's schools were
represented at the forum by their
respective tank teams. Ohio State,
Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa gave the
Big Ten conference ample represen-
tatives while Rutgers, Cornell, Dart-
mouth, Rider, Franklin and Mar-
shall, William and Mary, Bowdoin,
Rollins and Colgate attended from
Picked teams from the two sec-
tions clashed in a relay meet on
Christmas day, and the East, by virtue
of an overwhelming quantity of nat-
ators, captured its first victory in
the three-year history of the meet,
winning, 53 to 37. The Western cause
was delivered a severe blow when
Ohio State and Iowa bolted the meet.
Coach Mann's Michigan men stood
out for the West, but lacked suffi-
cient forces to turn back the East-
ern tide. Freshman free-styler Jim
Welsh, backstroker .Bill Beebe and
Bob Sauer, Varsity breast-strokers
John Haigh and Ed Mack dominated
the field in their respective events.
Watson Plans To Return
To School Next February
Bill Watson, Michigan's leading
track threat who dropped out of
school shortly before Thanksgiving,
but who plans to re-enter in Feb-
ruary, has been working out daily in
Yost Field House in order to keep in
condition for the coming indoor sea-
Watson's out-door record in the
shot put last year labeled him as one
of the best weight throwers in the'
Peterson To Give Free
Cue Exhibition At Union
Charles Peterson of the National
Billiard Association, considered to be
the world's most spectacularcueist,
will give exhibitions today and to-
morrow at the Union. Performances
will be at 3 and 8 o'clock both days.
Besides displaying his abilityhto ex-
ecute trick and difficult shots, Pet-
erson will instruct the students in
five easy fundamentals of the game.
The exhibition and instruction will
be presented free of charge to stu-
dents and faculty members.
Varsity Cagers Townsend Plays Santa Claus
Down Eastern As Cagers Sweep Holiday Tilts
__ _ By IRVIN LISAGOR_
Button, Button (contd.) .. .
BRUSHING OFF the holiday tinsel and finding aside lines in abund-
1938 STINGER: Name a coach who hasn't an "in" as the new Michigan
coach . . . Most newspapers and wire services espouse different men: Davis
Walsh, INS chief, likes Dorais; the Detroit News, in a convincing exclusive,
gives Crisler the nod; AP's Eddie Brietz prints successive rumors making
Ray Morrison and Harry Mehre the likely recipients; a Chicago daily
sees George Veenker, no, Irwin Uteritz, as a certain choice. Our New Orleans
informative spotted Athleti Director Yost chatting with a southern redcap
and swears he's the next mentor. A postcard, scrawled in familiar green
ink, confides: "Quit guessing. Michigan's next coach will be-Kipke!
Signed, Falstaff."Whereupon, we join the motley throng and inquire in
remarkable unison, "Who does it look like ? ? ? "
1938 PUFF-UP: The Detroit sports editor, who raked us over the
coals of reportorial indignation because of a recent piece, finally
did a complete about-face and admitted the charges he claimed we
failed to prove ...
Mere lyBy Way Of Summary .. .
NOT GIVEN to excessive enthusiasm, we shouldn't like to tout Michigan's
basketball team to the high heavens and suddenly find both the tout
and our dwindling afflatus landing with a dull thud after Cappy's cagers
get beaten. And the Conference titlists are likely to drop at least three
games. But after the Wolverines' triumphant Eastern tour, during which
Akron, Maryland, Dartmouth, and Rochester fell by the wayside, the hard-
wood critics of the East must have sought recourse to a thesaurus for
superlatives describing Capt. Jake Townsend's performance and the general
play of the Wolverines. A Rochester scribe wrote of Michigan: "It had won
with a display of court legerdemain that left the biggest collegiate turnout
ever to watch a game 4t the River Campus stunned, stupefied and the
Michigan alumni greatly pleased." They repeated Ray Goodman's "Houdini
of the Hardwood" description of Jake, called Michigan a "wonder" team.
The New York Times reported Michigan's victory over Dartmouth as a
"one-man show." The Herald-Tribune, although saying, "What this fellow
Townsend could not do to and with a basketball just doesn't have to be
done," didn't forget the presence of nine other Wolverines.
"Michigan, however, was not completely a one-man team," the
Herald-Trib wrote. "In Herm Fishman it had a fine dribbler and an
outstanding defensive player. In Ed Thomas it had an opportunist
who was quick to seize his advantages. And the Wolverines played as a
team, with or without Townsend to guide them."
Another Rochester reporter said of Ed Thomas, "a basketball double
for the famous Nat Hickey if there ever was one . . . poetry of motion,
etc." You get the rough idea, of course.
A Quick Backward Glance ...
MEL FINEBERG, sophomore on the sports staff, burrowed through
the files for a quick retrospection of the '37 season, and though lack
of space forces us to shave it down, the highlights were:
October-Pep rally, tear gas and stink bombs .. . State 19-14 . . . Kipke
says, "It's going to be a long winter," and wag adds, " .. . and a cold
one!" ... Bob Cooper and Butch Jordan quit. . . Janke at fullback.. . North-
western 7-0 . . I ipke perks up as Siegel and M band get heavy boost from
Husing ... State 7, Jayvees 6 (a habit?) . . . Janke at tackle . . . Minn. 39-6 ...
Lincoln quits and Kipke shivers (winter again!) . . . Haynie left eff A.A.U.
All-America swim team . . . Kasley, Tomski, Kirar remembered . . . Mich.
7, Iowa 6 . . . Much rejoicing with blasting of defeatist myth .
November: Purucker replaces Trosko ... Ritchie replaces Purucker
and scores twice, sensationally, in last four minutes for 13-12 victory
over Chicago ... Phys. Ed. Board to investigate subsidization rumors
... Kipke peppered by curious reporters ... Mich. 7, Penn 0 as Ritchie
and Purucker prove brilliant mudders . . . Tom Harmon crashes na-
tion's headlines as Tulane wires "offer" . .'. Harmon says, ".... didn't
think it would go beyond the Daily!" ... Heikkinen chosen All-Con-
ference guard by UP . . . OSU 21-0 . . . clouds gather over Kipke ...
Janke made captain ... basketball starts ....
December: Hockey team beats Western Ontario, 3-0 . . . loses to London,
3-2 . . . Notre Dame scheduled in golf, baseball . . . Kipke fired and huge
smelleroo sets in as alumni choose up sides and protest . . . European war
shunted off front pages as l'affaire Kipke shrieks in bold banners ... Eight
considered for coaching job . . . Cagers beat State, 43-40 . . . Sextet tops
Brantford, 2-1, then McMaster, 5-0.. . Matt Mann appointed to AAU com-
mittee . . . Cagers beat Akron, Maryland, Dartmouth, Rochester . . . Mickey
Mouse eliminated in Michigan coaching "possibilities"
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ing a new page and starting afresh. Why not
begin right and resolve to make a better finan-
cial success of this year than 1937. Take the
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Squad Gathers Momentumr1
As Tour Progresses;
'Jake' Wins Praise1
Approximately 20,000 enthusiasts
and a host of Eastern sportswriters
will attest today that the 1937 edition
of Michigan's basketball volume is
apt to be one of the Wolverines'
The Maize and Blue express roared
triumphantly through five cities this1
Christmas, while the local basketball
populaces sat by and applauded their
successful and impressive court ef-
Gaining momentum as the tour
progressed, the rampant Wolverines.
left in their wake three eastern and
two midwestern opponents to keep
their slate unblemished.
Briefly here's the story of the vic-
tory march :
AKRON-The Wolverines, still dis-
playing some of the lethargy of their
Michigan State debut, eke out a 32r
to 27 win as Leo Beebe tallies 11
points. With 11 minutes to go, the
score 22 to 21 in Michigan's favor,
the Wolverines stage their flashiest
offensive drive of the evening to
MARYLAND - Outclassed Mary-
land fails to give the Varsity much
competition as the locals lose 43 to
26. Danny Smick leaves the bench to
tally 10 points and lead the victors.
. DARTMOUTH-Michigan defense
takes on stone wall motif as the
Green is held to a single point in
the first half. Johnny Townsend
wins himself the plaudits of the crowd
and the eastern sport scribes, tally-
ing 13 points and feeding for many
more. Dartmouth, undefeated before
the game, is completely at a loss to
stop the big Michigan captain whose
uncanny passing and deadly accuracy
clicks. Final-Michigan 41; Dart-
ROCHESTER-The Maize and Blue
hits a zone defense and likes it. Town-
send, still in form, leads the parade
with 17 points, while Jimmy Rae, his
running mate, is good for 12. It is
Michigan from the start as the Wol-
verines, superior in every respect, run
roughshod over Rochester
TOLEDO - The plague named
Chuck Chuckovitz hits the Wolverines
and all advance notices seem cor-
rect. The Toledo ace is good for
19 points, but Townsend, still in form,
matches his rival's performance, with
eight field goals and three fouls.
Thomas, f ...........
Barclay, f ........... ,
Sm ick, c ............
Beebe, g ..............
Fishman, g ..........
Pink, g ..............
... 12 8
Hanna, f .....
Cottone, f ..
W. Thomas, f..
Sullivan, c ...
White, g ......
.0... . .
.. . .. . 0
Akron (27) fg ft
Endress, f..............0 0
Becker, f...............4 4
Carnahan, f ..............0 1
Tsaloff, c .......... .....3 0
M ott, g ..................3 0
Totals ............10 7
Michigan 42, Maryland
Barclay, f ..........
Beebe g .
Barclay g .
. . . . . . .. . .. .... 0
Michigan (50) fg
Townsend f ..... ........7Z
Thomas f ................6
Slavin f .................0
Rae c ....................5
Spies f .........
Gilbert f ........
Cohen f ........
Lane f ..........
Mee c ..........
Roberts g .......
Ulrech g ........
. . . . . . . 1. .
. . . . . . . . ..1
... .. ....5
Norton, f ......
McCarthy, c ...
Headley, c ....
Mulitz, g ......
Knepley, g ...,
Mondorff, g ...
Rea, g ........
fg ft tp
,0 0 0
.... 2 2 6
.. . .. . ... . .1 0 2
.1 1 3
............5 1 11
............0 0 0
.. .......... 0 0 0
..11 4 26
th Comes Easy
Wood f ...
Smick c ..
Valek c ...
(50) fg ft
f ..............8 3
.. . .. .. .. . .. . ...0 0
. .. . ... ... . .. . ..0 0
. . ... .. .. .. . ... .1 0
. . .. . .. ... .. .. ..3 1
. . . .... .. .. ...0 0
Beebe g ..................2
Fishman g ...............3
Pink g ...................0
Dobson g ................0
Smick, c ..
Rae, c ....
Slavin, g ..
Pink, g ...
42) fg ft
f ..............5 3
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0
...... .... ......1 0
............... .0 0
Totals .... .
Chuckovits f ..
Hintz f' ...... .
Gast f ........
Swihart c .... .
Alvarez c .....
Crow g .......
19 4 42
.13 12 38
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