SATURDAY, TAN. 15, 1938
T HE MICHIGAN DAILY
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-- By IRVIN LISAGOR
An Unlucky number ...
INSCRIBED on the Field House
blackboard yesterday was this
"Bill Barclay said last night-
'I have trained and looked for-.
ward to the Minnesota game all
season and now here I am washed
"How about sending Bill a tele-
gram after the game up there and
be darned sure he can smile when
he reads the score." . .
His leg left encased in a plaster
cast, which had an ironical date on it
---1-13-38-Bill was in a philosophical
frame of mind when we visited him in
5-private at University Hospital ye-
"It's just one of those things," said
the curly-haired Flint athlete. "I
kinda wanted to make that Minnesota
trip. I'd been looking forward to it
since the season opened."
"Wanted another crack at 'em. af-
ter that football game, eh?"
Bill smiled and wiggled his big toe.
How long would he be laid up?
"They haven't told me any-
thing, but Ray Roberts said it will
be about six weeks. That probably
means I'm through with basket-
ball for the season. My father
doesn't want me to play until
I'm completely healed."
Bill's father and brother, Jim Bar-
clay, who coached him in basketball
at Flint Northern, had visited him
Bill gazed through his window and
his mood deepened. "Cappy was up
this morning and didn't make me feel
much better by telling me he intend-
ed starting me against Minnesota. It
wouldn't be so bad if I thought I'd
be sitting on the bench anyway "
"You'd probably feel twice as
bad, .Bill, if he told you other-
A chuckle trailed off into an
academic discussion. Bi's in the
engineering college and was
slightly perturbed by his protrac-
ted absence. "I've been to only
two classes this week."
Barclay's injury was a distinct blow
to Michigan basketball. To call him
a great competitor is to repeat a de-
scription applied not infrequently
since he reported for football as a
spindly-legged, frail-looking sopho-
more Against odd's which might eas-
ily overwhelm a less doughty man,
Bill matched a rich store of what
the phrase-coiners like W call
"moxie," and emerged with top hon-
This succinct summary charac-
terizes Barclay, the cager: "When
we're three points behind and
less than a minute to play, give
me Barclay-he'll bag those two
baskets." Coach Cappon said
Only a letter award missed in
basketball as a sophomore pre-
vents Bill from becoming one of
those Michigan rarities-a nine-
letter man. "And basketball was
the one sport in which I was
supposed to be playing the most
here at Michigan; yet, I've played
least of it."
An accomplished golfer, Bill putted
himself into the National Collegiate
semi-finals last summer after beat-
ing the favorite, Willie Turnesa, of
the famous fairway family. His oth-
er sport was, of course, football. With
just the proper mixture of nerve and
dash, he overcame a slight physique
and lack of exceptional speed. Though
only a part-time halfback last fall, he
piloted the Wolverines in 1936 and
ably understudied Capt. Bill Renner
Bill was again looking through
the window, across the wide,
snow-clad expanse. A cloud of
smoke could be seen in the dis-
tance as a steel caterpillar chug-
ged in from the East. "Pretty
soon, the boys'll be boarding one
of those," he said somewhat sad-
ly, "and as soon as they get on
they'll start a game of hearts.
They've got that game boiled
down to a science." Bill owns a
reputation of being one of the
better 'hearts' players.
This Minnesota Jaunt is the first
trip he's missed as a member of a
Varsity team since Christmas of his
Before leaving, we autographed
Bill's plaster cast, and there was
nothing much he could do about it ...
A Good Man's Down .. .
CHARLEY HOYT happened to shift
his gaze from his circling track
men in the Field House Wednesday
night to the busy cagers on the court
... there was a mad melee near the
foul circle . . . a man fell heavily to
the floor . . . It's an ordinary occur-
ence . . . .happens every day, in fact
In Hard Battle
Michigan Hopeful Of 3rd
Straight Big Ten Victory;
Ten Men Make Trip
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concerned, however, in his two games
this year, only six points being credit-
ed to him.
Kundla's supporting cast is of high
calibre. At the other forward post
will be Gordon Addington, a reliable
veteran and a good floor man. Robert
Manly will probably get the nod at
center although Ed Spear has also
been used in this spot. The guards
are Paul Maki and George Nash-
both experienced in Big Ten compe-
The Gophers have been hard hit
by the loss of Marty Rolek, one of
their main cogs last season. He has
been benched by injuries. Harold Van
Every, Minnesota's grid ace, is among
those reserves certain to see action.
Wolverine hopes will again pivot
around their incomparable captain,
John Townsend. Jake has accounted
for 24 points in the Conference this
year despite the fact that he has been
a marked man in every game played.
His passing, floor work, and general-
ship have left nothing to be desired.
Pairing up with Townsend in the
front line is Jim Rae, rapidly devel-
oping sophomore. Inexperienced at
the outset of the season, Rae's play
has improved in every game. His work
against Ohio State, in which game he
tallied 11 points to lead the scorers,
was by far his best effort of the year.
The back line men will be Herm
Fishman, Leo Beebe, and Ed Thomas,
who had been alternating with Bar-
clay prior to the latter's injury.
Game time tonight is 8 p.m. (CST).
A capacity crowd is expected to be on
hand as Gopher and Wolverine meet
again in heated Conference combat.
Michigan pos Minnesota
Beebe .........G........ ..Maki
Varsity Cagers To Be
On Air This Week-end
If you can get your old four tuber
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play by play description of the Minne-
sota, Michigan basketball game.
WCCO Minneapolis will carry it at 9
On Monday night, the Michigan,
Wisconsin tussle will also be broad-
cast. Station WTMG, 620 kilocycles,
,Milwaukee, will air the proceedings,
at 9 p.m. also.
Lash Seeks Record
In Meet Tonight
NEW YORK, Jan. 14.-(P)-Don
Lash, sandy-haired Indiana iron man,
will make his first official record at-
tempt of the Indoor track season to-
morrow night at the 69th Regiment
A.A. meet in the regimental armory.
The Hoosier is one of the five en-
tries in the Joyce Klmer two-mile
special. But it's the 3,000-meter mark
of 8:26.4 credited to Paavo Nurmi,
rather than the two-mile standard
which he himself set last winter, at
which Lash will be aiming.
Ranged against Lash, who also will
seek to lower the citizens' 3,000-meter
record of 8:27.4 set by Archie San
Romani a week ago, will be veteran
Joe McCluskey, national 5,000-meter
champion who ran one of the best
races of his career last week.
San Romani and Glenn Cunning-'
ham, crack mile rivals, are entered
in separate events.
Gopher Scoring Ace
arsity Faces |B' Ten Cag
Indiana Today IWith nine more basketball games.
In Swim M eet on the schedule, Conference fans are
getting set for a weekend of play thatI
will in all probability alter the Big
Volverine Team Heavily Ten standings.
The Northwestern squad, tied for
Favored In First Meet; the League lead with the Wolverines,
Twelve Make Trip is host to the Hoosiers tonight. While
Indiana has won two and lost one in
Michigan's twelve - man Varsity Conference games, ranking third, the
vim squad relaxed at Bloomington, Wildcats have no easy contest.
diana this morning waiting to be N. U. Meets Indiana
fled into action this . afternoon The Purple bruised out a one-point
;ainst Indiana University's aquatic victory over Ohio State last Saturday
presentatives. and then took a listless contest from
Coach Matt Mann, although he the Iowa quintet. The latter squad
es not expect the Hoosiers to be accounted for the Hoosiers' only de-
o powerful a club, has his team in feat so far. That might mean a lot
od shape and anticipates several in comparative strength were it not
ne performances. Ifor the fact that the Hoosiers
Kirar, Tomski To Swim squeezed in an extra tally over the
Kirar will swim in the fifty yard Gophers.
ent at which he is the Big Ten and .Possibly the best battle of the eve-
tional Collegiate title-holder but ning will be the one at Lafayette,
ill not race in the 100-yard event where Purdue meets Wisconsin. Their
aving the job to Tomski, a Big Ten supremacy bubble burst last Mon-
ad National finalist in that race day by the Illini after nine straight
st year. Both are capable of swim wins, the Boilermakers are no longer
ing record-wrecking races-and expecting legend to play a major part
ay. reast-srok r - of their battle.
The breast-stroke race will find Purdue Plays Badgers
ichigan represented by two new- The Badgers, on the other hand,
mers to the squad, one a sophomore with two and one on their books,
nd the other a senior. Johnny and the two coming as results of an
aigh, wedge-shaped natator from unexpected blow to the Minneapolis
hicago, will be favored to cop the crowd and an impressive 50-29
utterfly race, but his teammate, slaughter of the doormat Maroons
nior Wally Creighton is a sure bet have almost as much reason to ex-
make a race out of the affair. The pect a win tonight as their opponents.
erformances of these two boys will The Ohio State-Iowa melee is just
ave a definite bearing on the degree as much a toss-up. Battering ram
'optimism which the Wolverines will tactics are the Buckeyes forte, while
ave for future conquests. the Hawkeyes can offer a surprise
Wolin To Do Fancy Diving win over the Hoosiers to possibly
Jack Wolin should clinch a first in slightly overbalance an eight point
ie fancy diving event for Michigan. loss to Northwestern.
olin, one of the best mechanical
vers in the game has been cuttimg
Unless an unpredictable impossi-
bility happens, the Illini will have
balanced their books at the end of the
evening's play. They are hosts to the
Chicago quintet. Almost enough said,
except possibly that the boys from
the Midway have begun to show some
signs of improvement.
I Going on the basis of part perfor-
mance and disregarding the games
scheduled for this evening, Mon-
I day's contests are almost as unpre-
ers To Face Big Week-end
The effects of a steam bath are
truly like magic. It relaxes the
tired muscles which ache after
a strenuous workout and is
guaranteed to relieve those be-
Michigan must stop John Kund-
la, Minnesota's crack shot forward,
tonight at Minneapolis. Kundla
led the Minnesotans in scoring last
Michigan (2) pos. Minnesota (1)
Fabello LW Wallace
-. James RW Anderson
Allen C Randall
Simpson LD Kroll
Smith D Mariucci
E. James G Petrich
Michigan alternates: Doran, Ed
Chase, Bill Chase, Chadwick.
Minnesota alternates: St. Vincent,
Scoring: (1) Allen (unassisted)
15:19; (2) Wallace (Mariucci)
16:53. Penalties: G. James, Simpson
2, Ed Chase, St. Vincent.
Scoring None. Penalties: Simpson,
Mariucci (major), Smith (major).
Scoring: Allen (Unassisted) 2:13.
Petrich 5, 10, 6-21. (Minn.)
James 11, 7, 8-26-(Mich.)
UNIVERSITY SKI JUMP OPEN
The University Ski Jump, located.
on the 18th green of the University
golf course, is now open for the sea-
son, and all'students are welcome to
use it at any time.
some fancy capers in practices and
will undoubtedly treat the Hoosier
fans to an interesting exhibition. Wo-
lin will be ably supported by Hanley
Staley, senior diver, who is enjoying
the fruits of three workouts per day
in Florida during the holidays.
Sophomore Bob Burke and Junior
Bob Sauer should bob along in the
backstroke race with enough celerity
to clinch top honors in that event for
Hutchens, Holmes In 220
The long-distance races will find
Ed Hutchens, powerful sophomore
free-styler and David Holmes, veteran
natator representing the Wolverines
in the 220-yard and quarter mile
events, and also in the 400-yard relay
along with Kirar and Tomski.
Hal Benham, sophomore diver and
breast-stroke swimmer, will test the
arm which he broke this winter in
an exhibition meet in Detroit when
he swims the breast-stroke in the
medley relay. Burke will carry on in
the back-stroke while Bob Emmett,
who will race in both sprint events,
will anchor the medley trio.
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