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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19, 1938


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wrestlers WillFace Penn State Team Here Saturday



Veteran Squad De
Invades; Holds S
Eastern Title

hner Leads Sweet, Thalner
coring Race; Feature Fights
Young Second Today At Gym;


I-M Sports

'Off' Night Tragedies ...
IN HIS moment of deepest cerebra-
tion, the sports psychologist has
never figured out the whyfore of an
"off" day. Today Carl Hubbell's
screwball breaks six inches and the
backs of opposing batters; tomorrow
a cactus patch outfit shillalahs every-
thing he serves across the neighbor-
ing river.
'Take this Big Ten cage race,
for instance. Saturday night
Minnesota resembled fragile dubs
against Michigan and lost. Two
nights later, they undergo a com-
plete form reversal against Illi-
nois and look like real champions.
The Wolverines, on the other
hand, beat the Gophers rather
handily one night and slumped
against Wisconsin. The Badgers
have a scrappy five. They out-
played Michigan, and no one
wants to detract from their vic-
tory.- But Michigan was decidedly
Capt. Jake Townsend had a tough
night. He made only four points and
his floor game was throttled almost
entirely. On several occasions, the
refs found him taking steps trying
to find an opening around the pivot
line. Nothing seemed to come right
that night. To explain his plight is
impossible. because an "off" affair is

Lions Attempt Comeback The Big Ten's big one this week,
After Princeton Upset and you can take it from practically
Last eek !all the experts that he's going to be
Last Week up there the rest of the season, is
Their one-sided victory over Mich Lewis "Pick" Dehner, the Illini's ace
ignStat-eda thitory therstioach-center. With 90 points totaled in five
igan State a thing of the past. Coach gmss a hssao o n1-
Cliff Keen's wrestlers spent the after- point average, thiey're speculating on
noon on stiff workouts in preparation juit wenehey're akiJgeon
for their meet with Penn State this just when he will break Jewell
Saturday night at Yost Field House. Youngs high scoring mark of 172,
established last season.
The appearance of the Pennsylvania So far this year Young has gar-
contingent in the Field House will ner his mar Yo wng hngr-
mark a change in procedure. Last year However he has played in one less
the Wolverines confined their inter- gawe.er entheni erles
sectional tilts to matches at Lehigh regame. But even then his average is
and Franklin and Marshall. This sea- three paints below that of the Illini's
son, however, Coach Cliff Keen ar- marksman; and unless the latter
ranged for the Lions to come here. shows a complete reversal of form,
magedfrincthn'sallnsealmeh erx.while the Boilermaker's pacesetter
m aPrinceton' eTolldufeall his- keeps going, there's going to be a
tered by Princeton last week, Penn high mark that probably won't be
Sn only' touched for some time.I
State will bring a team, not onl Should both keep hitting the hoop
abundant in veterans, but also a
squad which will be out to show the at their present rates, Dehner will
quality of Eastern wrestling to the finish the season with a total of 216.
midwest. 44 better than Young's record of last
Drop Tiger Meet j season. Young will have a total of
The Tiger's win over State was 180, which is also quite a bit on the
their 16th consecutive dual meet vic- asset side.
tory, and it also marked the first de- ~----~
feat that Penn has suffered on their THE BIG TENS BIG TEN
local mat in seven years. Including games of Jan. 17.

Coach Larson's Boxers
Make First Appearance
On Waterman Card
Coach Vern Larson's boxing squad
will make its first public appearance
this afternoon when the first of three
fight shows will be staged in Water-
man Gymnasium.

Of the thirty houses that have
postedttheir scores in Intramural
bowling, the highest sixteen will be
chosen to conduct an elimination
tournament against each other.
The Phi Kappa Sigma team of Lynn
Parker, Frank Meier, Bob Archer, Art
Treut, and Joe Paulus are heading
the list with 2320 points.. Following
are Phi Delta Theta (2318), Zeta Psi
(2298), Alpha Sigma Phi (2210), and
Psi Upsilon (2216). George Petersen
(Phi Delta Theta) is topping the in-
dividual scorers with a round of 227.
Sam Singal, Grad., won the finals
of the Intramural Twenty-One tour-
nament Monday afternoon by down-
ing Norman Rosenfield '41, 21-15 and

Two featherweight bouts open the
program. In the first, Bruce Beyer
and Ken Chernin, both freshmen, will
match blows, while the second bout
will bring together Ray Mason and
Fred Levine. Mason won the feather-
weight division crown in the Ann Ar-
bor Golden Gloves last year and is a
slight favorite over his freshman op-

Cagers Fight For First Place
In Topsy-Turvy Big Ten Race
By BUD BENJAMIN "We just didn't play good ball in
Michigan's basketball team re- Madison. Wisconsin did. We were
turned home yesterday afternoon in definitely outplayed. The team; in-
the thick of one of the hottest Con- dividually and as a whole, had a bad
ference races in recent years. night."
Deadlocked with Purdue's Boiler- "Wisconsin." Cappon continued,
makers in second place, one-half "has a good ball club. But in this
game behind Northwestern's leading man's league you never can tell how
Wildcats, the Wolverines seemed far good a team is after one game. After
from disgruntled after their even seeing Minnesota on Saturday night,
split of the past week-end. I didn't think that they had a prayer
Coach Franklin C. Cappon gave the against Illinois. Yet Illinois beat
squad a brief workout in the Field them on Monday."
House and called it quits for the day. "Against both Minnesota and Wis-
Active drills begin today in prepara- consin," he went on, "we had trouble
tion for the winning Wildcats and with our shots. Against Minnesota,
Ohio State's rough house, the week- however, our defense was good enough
end's opposition. to keep us in the ball game during the
Surprise-Not Upset first half. In the second half we
Recapitulating the team's win and started to hit the bucket."
loss brings forth convincing evidence Offense Slumps
that their Monday night defeat is not "In the Wisconsin game, our of-
actually a tremendous upset. A de- fense did not click, and our defense
feat had been predicted for the Wol- bogged down too. All in all it's just
verines before the end of the semes- one of those off nights that hit every
ter, and Wisconsin turned the trick. team."
Prior to the outset of the season, "The Conference is screwy all the
Conference critics predicted the way. Northwestern and Purdue look
toughest, most hectic dog fight in like the teams to beat," he concluded
many a year. Upsets would be num- One thing the week-end did bring
erous. All would feel the sting of de- out is that the Wolverinces can do
feat. The events of the past few things with the pigskin oval when
weeks seem to bear out their asser- they're on their game. The Minne-
tion. sota game, against a team determined
Wildcats Also Lose to show predicted form after twe
Michigan and Northwestern were straight losses, is perhaps the besi
the last to feel the bite. Purdue did example.
the expected to the Wildcats. Wis- Second Half Spurt
consin did the unexpected to the Wol- Behind 13 to 11 at half time, the
verines. Varsity, with Capt. John Townsend
What happened? Here's what leading the way, added 20 points t
1 Coach Cappy Cappon has to say: their total in the final frame. They

ponent. Stilson Ashe, '39, won the All-Cam-
Root Meets Skriganuk pus Handball Tournament yesterday
The third bout on the card promises afternoon by defeating Bruce An-
to be one of the outstanding scraps thony '38, in a well-played 21-10,
of the afternoon as Sam Root, half 21-20 match.
of the "Battling Brother" act, tangles*

with Denny Skriganuk. Both boys
are clever boxers and Larson predicts
a very even match.
Clarence Peterson and John Sim-
mers come together in a light-heavy-
weight bout and in a lightweight con-
I test Jim French will meet Virgil

Both graduate and undergraduate
all-campus squash matches have ad-
vanced to the final round. In the
first division Lloyd Black will oppose
Emil Schnap who won his semi-final
match yesterday afternoon, triumph-
ing over Reece Hatchitt 3-0. In the
undergraduate division, Reidar Nor-
bom will play H. N. Rogers for the


still one of life's little enigmas.
No one should have expected
Michigan to weather the weekly
upsets. In fact, without deserting
the Wolverines, we'd be bold
enough to allow they'll lose an- 1
other tussle, maybe two, before
curfew. But they remain our
choice to cop the title. Against
Northwestern, another topflight 1
quintet, they should learn more
about their chances.
'Joke'-On Whom ? ? ?j
S PEAKINGof "off" nights, some
athletes go along at a gfadual
pace, then suddenly crescendo into
record breakers.2Bob Osgood's 14-flat
clocking in the 120-yard high hurdles
during the Conference outdoor meet
last spring is an example of an athlete3
reaching a pinnacle.H But a J. P.
Abramson, New York Herald-Tribune
sports writer, disputes Bob's mark,
reports an A.A.U. official as calling ita
a "joke" record, and casts an obvious
aspersion on the timekeepers. Abram-
son makes his allegations in a eulogy
of Forrest 'Spec" Towns, the Georgia
hurdling whiz, who recently turned in
his amateur card to assist in coach-
ing track at his alma mater.

Last year Penn won the Eastern
Intercollegiate wrestling champion-
ship by the highest score that has ever
been attained by a winning team in(
that tournament. With the excep-
tion of the men in the 118 pound class
and in the heavyweight division the1
Wolverines will come face to face
with practically the same team that
took the Eastern championship.
Opposition Is Stiff
However, Coach Keen is not look-
ing upon either of these events as easy
matches for the Michigan men in
these weights. In the lowest division
Carl King, a sophomore, won his
match in an upset victory over an ex-,-

D Young, classy colored boy.
eYoung, Pur........23 14 7 60 4 1 In another feature bout George
And Ind.22 11 10 55 5 11 Wallach and Bob Trowell, '39, at 160
Powell Wis.......21 13 10 55 5 11 pounds, will meet. Wallach has come
Rooney, Wis. ......21 12 12 54 5 11 along fast in the past couple weeks,
Nagode, N.U. .....18 10 7 46 5 9 according to Coach Larson, and
Boudreau,1ll.....15 14 9 44 5 9 should give the favored upperclass-
Stephens, Iowa ... 15 14 6 44 4 11 man a good battle.
Townsend, Mich . .13 14 7 40 4 10 Sophomores Battle
Jones, Wis ........17 6 8 40 5 8 The semi-final event features Don
Platt, Ind .........16 8 11 40 5 8 Cash, '40, and Tom - Root, '40, in a
Smith, N.U. .......16 8 5 40 5 8 light-heavyweight bout. Both boys
Legend: b, baskets; f, freethrows; were mainstays of last year's frosh
p, personal fouls; t, total points; gp, squad and have come along rapidly
games played; av, average points per under Larson's tutelage.
game. The special heavyweight bout


After N.Y. Fiasco
NEW YORK, Jan. 18.--(P)-Enrico
Venturi, knocked out in his non-title
bout with featherweight champion
Henry Armstrong in Madison Square
Garden last Wednesday, was suspend-
ed for 90 days today by the New York
State Athletic Commission which de-
cided the bout had an "unsatisfactory
Carmine Tarrentino, Venturi's
manager, drew a like suspension and
in addition was given 30 days for let-
ting his man weigh in at more than
the 135 pounds called for in the con-


Big Ten Standings

We concur in the opinion that
Towns was perhaps the greatest!
American hurdler in a memory
span. But that's scarcely justifi-
cation for scorning Osgood's feat.
Writes Abramson:
'By retiring, Towns forfeits his
chance to correct the injustice
done him wen his 120-yard record
was supplanted. Paul Jordan, of
Indianapolis, chairman of the
National A.A.U. records commit-
tee, apparently on his own re-
sponsibility, recently approved
the 14-flat clocking of Robert Os-
good, of Michigan, made in the
Big Ten championships last May.
"Osgood, a personable athlete,
is a fine hurdler, but he is no
world-beater or record-breaker.
lie never placed one, two three in
an important hurdles test; lie
never has beaten 14.3 under ap-
proved conditions except for the
14-flat creditedto him in the Big
Ten meet-in a driving rain!."
The exclamation point, we assume,
indicates Abramson's personal in-
credulity of the time, and suggests
that maybe not all was jake at the
clock. Two of the same men who
timed Jesse Owens record-cracking
marks in the '35 meet here, which
were accepted without question,
tclocked Osgood. They were Art Van
Duren and Phil Diamond, both of
whom have made an avocative study
of track.
Track Coach Charley Hoyt
probably tapped the source of
this. Eastern scorn when he cited
Osgood's disappointing perform-
ances in the National Collegiate
meet and the dual engagement
with the Pacific Coast Confer-
ence. Bob had turned an ankle
prior to his coast tests and there-
fore had justifiable reason for his
failure to come through as ex-
pected of a champion. Moreover,
Hoyt points out, Michigan doesn't
barnstorm its track stars. Wic
is probably why some people
shook their heads when Osgood
burst through with his record.
Abramson quotes Judge Thomas T.
Reilly, new A.A.U. track and field
chairman, as calling the approval of
Osgood's record, "considering his
background and prevailing condi-
tions," as "a joke." And he hopes
that the A.A.U., for the good of the
sport, ought to throw out the record.
A.A.U. nabobs, from time to time,
1inva nupn to h te tinkeg" in theI

perienced Tiger opponent. ------ -- ---- -- -- -- brings together Cedric Sweet and Bob
Although defeated in the heavy- Actually there are 12 included in Thalner, '40. Sweet lost a split de-
weight class, Ernie Bortz, of Penn, the first 10 this week, for Jake Town- cision last year in the Ann Arbor
Princeton's Toll needed all his ex- send, Wisconsin's Charlie Jones, Jean Golden Gloves finals to Don Siegel'
perience and a 40 pound weight ad- Smith of Northwestern, and the Hoo- who went on to annex the state
vantage to take the match. sier's Joe Platt are all knotted up at crown,
Frank Craighead will represent the 40 points apiece for ninth place. The bouts will be fought in the box-t
visitors in the 126 pound division. This is Townsend's first appearance ing room at Waterman Gymnasiumt
Pinned in the last few seconds of his in the column this year. However, and the first scrap is scheduled to
match last week, Craighead was rated while he is down at the bottom of the get underway at 4 p.m. The officials,
as one of the outstanding wrestlers heap now. he will undoubtedly rank I as announced by Coach Larson, are:
in the East last year. much higher as the season progresses, John Johnstone, of the Physical Ed-
Aldo Zazzi, Eastern champ at 135 Also he has played in only four games. ucation department, referee; Berger
pounds, has changed his weight class Wisconsin leads tne field with three Larson, timekeeper; Don Siegel, and
and will oppose Harold Nichols in j men up in the high ranks. Illinois, Vincent Scanio, of the Romance Lan-
the 145 division. Indiana and Northwestern have guage Department, judges; and Irvin
Three Classes Tough # placed two this week. Michigan, Pur- Lisagor, Daily Sports Editor, an-
Bob Reynolds, Don Bachman, and duce, and Iowa each have qualified nouncer.
Capt. Russ Schaffer won against the one, while Chicago, Ohio State, and Admission to the chow will be free.
Tigers in the 135, 165 and 175 weight Minnesota, the three squads at the__ __
classes respectively. All of these men4 bottom of the Conference race, have
are veterans and will cause co-cap- no one to carry their colors. OWEN IN FOLD
tain Thomas, Frank Morgan, and - CHICAGO, Jan. 18. -() - The
either Tim Hurd or Don Nichols of i Ssigned contract of third baseman
the Wolverines a lot of trouble when RiggsAr Marvin Owen reached the Chicago
they meet them Saturday night. First Round Competition White Sox offices today. Outfielder
Steve Priolo of Penn State who met .,Gerry Walker and Catcher Mike
defeat in the recent Princeton match, TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 18.-(P)-Fa- Tresh, who with Owen came to the
will be out for a win when he faces vorites survived the first round com- Sox in exchange for Pitcher Vernon
Harland Danner in the 155 pound petition in the 14th Annual Dixie Kennedy, Outfielder (Dixie) Walker
class. Tennis Tournament today. and Infielder Tony Piet, signed their
Bobby Riggs of Chicago, top-seeded contracts several weeks ago.
HOCKEY PRACTICE and co-favorite with Bryan M.
(Bitsy) Grant of Atlanta, defending
Varsity hockey practice will be champion and seeded second. elimin-
held tonight from 6 to 7:00 p.m. ated W. B. Marcum of Lakeland. Fla.,
at the Coliseum. 6-3,6-3
Coach Eddie Lowrey. Grant defeated Gene Busbee of
Tampa, without difficulty. 6-2, 6-1.
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Michigan .....
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Iowa .........
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W L Pct.
.4 1 .866
.3 1 .750
.3 1 .750
.3 2 .600
.2 2 .500
.2 3 .400
.2 3 .400
.1 2 .333
.1 3 .250
.0 3 .000







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