AV, .AN. 26, 1938
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Fight Card Brings
Is, One Knockout
Indiana Loss May Provide Key
Sweet To Rally
To Score A Win
Vern Larson's Annual Mitt"
Show Is Seen By Capacity,
Crowd In Waterman Gym
By DICK SIERK
A capacity crowd witnessed the ac-;
tion-packed fight card presented by
Coach Vern Larson yesterday after-
noon in the Waterman Gymnasium.
Cedric Sweet, seeking a workout in
his preparation for the Ann Arbor
Golden Gloves tourney, found it in
the person of Bob Thalner. Sweet
was forced to stage a terrific last
round blast to get the nod over the
The bout aroused the greatest en-
thusiasm of the afternoon as Sweet
stumbled through the first two
rounds. Finafly settling down to ser-
ious fighting, the ponderous ex-Wol-
verine fullback managed to thumr
out a decision over his lighter op-.
The only knockout on the card wa,
administered by Bob Trowels wher
he flattened George Wallach after 20
seconds of the last round. Wallach
towered above his stockier opponent
but was the victim of a wild punch
to the jaw in the midst of a leather
One of the best bouts of the day
was the curtain-raiser between Ken
Chernin and Bruce Beyer of the frosh
squad. After a wild first round in
which plenty of punches were thrown
by both boys, the bout settled down to
a good exhibition of boxing skill.
Beyer came back strong in the third
round but much of his good work
was nullified by several low blows and
Chernin was awarded the decision.
A classy colored battler, Virgil
Young, won the' fancy of the crowd
as he threw stinging potshots to the
mid-section and forehead of Jim
French in their; lightweight scrap.
French had the greater reach but was
unable to protect himself from the
aggressive attack of his opponent.
Ann Arbor's brother combination
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ASIDE LINES... by Irvin Lisagor
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CHERUBIC Coach Vern Larson may In the annual ratings compiled by
have lacked an announcer with the American Football Writers' Asso-
the stentorian Brooklynese of a Joe ciation, composed of leading metro-
Humphreys in his Waterman fight politan sports writers, the University
of Michigan press box and its man-
show yesterday afternoon, but he had agement were given top honors for
everything else. Larson's enterprises the United States in a story released
are hidden under the proverbial bu- yesterday by the New York Herald-i
shel, so to speak, because he gets little Tribune. Michigan's rating was 100,
publicity and isn't exactly swamped a perfect score, and the only press box
managed to the perfect satisfaction
with candidates. But he manages,! of all users.
nevertheless, to develop some inter- j
esting scrappers, many of whom havet
rained laurels in the Golden Gloves Still Folds E'
Ratings were based on cooperation
with writers, news releases, attitude
of the management toward the press,
working facilities, sanitary accom-
modations, promptness and clarity of
announcements a n d accessibility.
Michigan's press box is managed by
Philip C. Pack, public relations di-
The 10 most efficiently operat-
ed press boxes were rated as fol-
Ohio State ...........
New York University ..
Boxing contains a subtle fas-
cination for the sporting element
that prefers individuality in its
spectators. It attracts a colorful
species of homo sapiens, too, for
the downtown gyms swarm with
ex-pugs, trainers, managers and
hangers-on, who speak an argot
of clipped accents distintcly their
own. And some of the best sports
writers spent formative years in
the mingling aromas of resinand
honest sweat, including Damon
Runyon and the late Edward J.-
But boxing is more than a bond be-
tween mangled has-beens, or a source
for writers who find the staccato fistic
,ace an excellent device for curbing
verbiage. It offers opportunities for
developing coordination, resourceful-
ness and self-confidence, because in
no other sport do the beatings and
:isappointments so nearly match the
vicissitudes of life. And a man stands
upon his own.
Larson gets the rawest type of
men, unschooled in any artifice of
the sport. And they 'learn fast.
All of this leads to one question:
Wonder why the Conference
frowns on intercollegiate boxing?
And why doesn't Michigan or-
ganize a boxing squad? "The
manly art of self - defense"
teaches some values hard to un-
learn. Men come out of those
roped squares. Maybe we ought
to look into this.
Cedric Sweet, the man who bowled
'em over for Michigan's football
team from a fullback berth a couple
of years ago, is now laying 'em low
for himself. Sweet has abandoned
the ponderous livery of the gridiron
for the scanty togs of the squared
ring and is enjoying consistent
success in the folds of simon pure
The only professional ball park to
receive a high rating by the press was
Fenway Park with a rating of 90.0.
The Yankee stadium and the Polo
Grounds were among the four others
Hold 45 Minute
Practice D rI 1
Townsend Returns To Old
Form; Cappon Satisfied
But Promises Hard Work
Michigan's second-place basketball
team held a short but intensive drill
yesterday in preparation for week-end
encounters with Northwestern and
Determined to whip the varsity into
top form again after the disappoint-
ing play in the Wisconsin game, Coach
Franklin C. Cappon sent his charges
through a strenuous forty-five min-
Cappon was satisfied with the re-
sult but indicated that there would
be no let-up in the practice sessions
today or tomorrow.
Especially pleasing was the appar-
ent return to form of Captain John
Townsend, who has recovered his eye
and his old finesse again.
Jake's passes were hitting the mark,
and he repeatedlybroke away for set-
up shots on his pivot specialty.
Leo Beebe was another who dropped
them in with regularity. During the
drill, Beebe sank six out of seven shots
from behind the foul line.
The Wolverines realize that they
will have two rough battles on their
hands in the impending games.
Northwestern despite their loss to
Purdue, is still among the class of the
Conference, while Ohio State's rough
tactics may cause trouble.,
Michigan is in a second-place tie
with Purdue, one-half game behind
the league-leading Northwestern
quintet. Monday night's game marks
the half-way point in the Wolverines
"We learned a lot in the Indiana,
meet, but it will help us in the Con-j
ference race," said Coach Cliff Keen
last night as he looked over Mich-
igan's chances to win the Big Ten
wrestling title this year.'
All of the squads this year have
good men on them but Indiana, Illi-
nois, and Michigan boast the best
Michigan will not meet Illinois be-
fore the Conference meet this spring,
but it appears likely that Illinois will
be defeated by Indiana.
At 118 pounds "Two Bit" Meyers of
Indiana will return to competition to
defend his Conference title against
his old rival Johnny Speicher.
The outstanding wrestler in the
meet this year will be Willard Duffey,
Indiana's 126 pounder. Last year he
was voted the outstanding amateur
wrestler of the year. National Cham-
pion at his weight and Olympic alter-
nate, he has never been defeated in
dual meet competition.
Earl Thomas looks as good as any
of the men in the 135-pound class but
he is going to get plenty of competi-
tion for the title.
Chicago puts its best man forward
at 145 pounds in Bob Finwald and he
should be able to go the course with-
out serious opposition.
Harlan Danner, one of the few
Michigan men who won his match in
the Indiana meet early this season,
is picked to help the Michigan team
score along by winning the 155 pound
Nichols At 175
At 165 pounds it is a three-way
battle between Frank Morgan of
Michigan, Bill Ginay of Illinois, and
Russ Hyde of Indiana. All of these
men are given an even chance to
Michigan again is in the spotlight
at 175 pounds where Don Nichols will
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