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FR-MAT, JAN. },8, D1 23

fiITE MICHIGAN DAILY

flUDAY",' JAN.'1 118, Y1I1 1LT111 V CTY TCAN Ai. Y

Coach Charlie Hoyt Keeps.Mum
While Track Teams Do Talking ASID E LI NES
By ROY HEATH Schwarzekopf but they are few and By IRVIN LISAGOR_
An apt analogy could be drawn, by' far between. In the long run Michi-, sGOR n_____x _tt
anon hoe id ant da ig gan's track teams are made up of Terrible' Terry .. Ismething on thze ball to extract that
anyone whose mind ran to drawing mediocrities whom Hoyt has de- . desire.
analogies, between Michigan track veloped into outstanding performers. IEVERALYEARS ago in Shreveport le ma iz a diamond Simon
coach Charlie Hoyt and the "Ole Man He will have a real job of build- Bill Terry hocked his wife's en Lgre but the man in whose tra- '
River" the darkies down along the I ing on his hands this year. His lastrditicn le was rail-d, John J. Mc- n
levees are said to sing about. year's champions have gone the way gagement ring to buy a breakfast raw, was norale Carnegie in s
Charlie. like the river, "knows of graduation. But if Charlie Hoyt's two. And according to Terry, in his his approach. And who denies
levsare saik th si knout handiwork takes on this years squad, Satevepost article, "Terrible Terry," McGaw a pedestal in baseball's i
sumpum but he don' say nuthin" and it has already begun to do so, the that Shreveport belly pang has acN Vawha Fieytalein basel
and his teams just keep rollin' along, oppositionhraround thelyBignTenawill- Valhalla? Fiery-tempered, given
Te pin is Charliesn'tjust e'atlyn opposition around the Big Ten will tuated his every move since. In his to voluble condemnation and of-I
The point is Charlie isn't just exactly; have to have something to skin theI avaricious zeal to acquire a nest egg tentimes resorting to fisticuffs to
what could be termed a gabby charac- Wolverine of his regal track mantle and forever erase from his life those impre!s a paint, McGraw was
ter: In the meantime nosey reporters will hungry interludes, he ignored, some- liorized by newspapermen. Per-
They Have A Chance find themselves carrying on a mono- times contemptuously, the Press. And hars "Little Napoleon," as he
When speaking to representatives logue. Gotham's press, accustomed to kow- was fendly called, realized the
of the press Charlie makes the late towing heroes who fear its venom, value of the press and afforded
Cal Coolidge sound like a sideshow P -1 became quickly resentful of the Terry them diplomatic treatment. The
barker. In an extremely expansive V, 1i oOtu'I hauteur and obviously cracked down. press can be invaluable, you
afternoon Charlie will admit to any A cold. calculating ousiness man first. know.
Journalist who happens to be at hand 4 ttle ic t C he New York Giants' manager didn't!
that his team might have an outside t c Cinclude backslapping in his commer- I
chance against Ann Arbor High. . . . cial credo, and failure to indulge in **Hungry c* .
The point in the proverbial nut- W ith 11ch Ian convivial drinking bouts and reveal But on the other hand, it can be a
shell is that Charlie would rather trade secrets provoked the New York diabolical instrument in this aimless!
have his teams talk for him and they newspapermen into a vicious alliance furore, to get somewhat bitter about
have proved very able orators in the Northwestern High School in De- against him. our present affairs. We feel a bit
past. He has put in seven years as troit has proved to be a potent feed- That's Ter y's story in the Post, qualified to speak in that vein, hav-
Michigan's head track coach and his er for Michigan athletic teams, and he cites several instances in ing recently witnessed the press go-
teams have annexed nine Big Ten turning out such stars as Willis which reporters delibe-ately dii- ing through its unprincipled pace in
indoor and outdoor titles.or one track Ward, Jack Heston, Stan Fay, toi ted facts to indict him. It's not a local controversy.
crown for Michigan every year since Frank Barnard and Tom Haye for a coege punk to infer that
he took over and both of them two the end is not yet. Tr waa lg t o infe "Terry's justifies his actions:
} , edube i 3 ad'3. Fr xmpeosev acrai ~ ry was right or w rong,. Being I"T~oday the engagement rmnd, is
ears. He doubled in '35 and '37. For example observe a certainjimbued with reportorial ambi- out of hock and back where it
Keep 'Em Dark sophomore on Coach Cappy Cappon's tions ourselves, perhaps in loyalty belongs My oldest son is a
Charlie's tight-lipped attitude when basketball squad whose play is re- to the craft we should side with sophomore in the University ol
chatting with the press emanates miniscent of that turned in by the scribes. But there's something Virginia,ssuring me that his
from a number of causes. The first George Rudness two years ago, whose about a man who asks no quar- legal training, when it is finished,
and most obvious involves the old stature is also reminiscent of Rudy's j tcns, who stands practically alone I will be priceless. I believe him.
principle keeping good stuff under and whose record speaks for itself. ii the face of printed calumny, My daughter, thirteen, is boning
cover to spring on the boys when they 'Promising Player' Yet who produces a winning team, away in school and sO is a see-
least expect it. Charley Pink, ex-Northwestern an aggregation, in fact, that wins ond ,.on, nine. The third son,
The second reason is simple enough football, basketball and baseball star against great adds. Terry answers now five, is just learning to count.

Hutchins Assumes Iron-Man" Role
As Wolverine Swimmers Rout State
By DAVID ZEITLIN the lead at the gun, lengthened his second in the 50-yard free-style race
Invariably an "ironman" athlete margin with apparent ease and fin- at last year's National Intercollegiate
makes his appearance on a stage of ished going away, meet. He-will be a threat in both
athletic competition and Wednesday Twenty minutes later. Hutchens re- sprint events this year.
night at East Lansing Ed Hutchens, turned to action in the quarter mile Others who aided the Wolvarine
sophomore free-style swimmer, made !race, 15 lengths of the 90 foot Spar- sd
his debut in that role to materially i tan swim tank. Stroking with per- cause and contributed five points each
aid his teammates in their route of feet precision and smoothness, Hutch- by winning first places are Haniey
Michigan State's swim team. ens moved ahead in this event and Staley in the dive, Dick McClurg,
Hutchens, the outstanding crawl, had an easy time leading his oppon- iback-stroke, and Wally Creighton,
swimmer on last year's yearling club. ents under the wire. breast-stroke.
But this race was only two-thirds-
of Hutchens' assignment. With but'
two minutes rest, he was back in the
_ - ;water, this time anchoring Michi-
;:;;,gan's free-style relay team to a new
Michigan State pool record. OFF
Matt PleasedE
Coach Mann was pleased with the OV
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enthused with Ed's exhibition of
even, relaxed and powerful stroking
labeled him "Iron Man Ed," a handle
S'. .that should stick.
Walt Tomski, veteran sprint star, OFF
was another bright light in the Wol-
verine triumph. His 23.9 seconds inS '
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this stage of the season. ALL e tICHAVELS-STERN
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Tomski is one of the hardest work-
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_.. -_ . ,....._ ,T) -Kathryn Hemphill, Columbia,
won two races against State and S. C., golfing stylist, was unsteady
swam a fast leg in the free-style re- from the tees today and lost her semi-
lay, final match of the Women's Winter B1sTINCTIVE MANS VAA
Takes 220 Championship to Jean Bauer, Provi- 116 E. Liberty - 8912
In the 220 yard free-style he took dence, R. I., on the 19th hole.

with coaching track, or any other is the boy in question. Standing five
sport, what it is. A multitude of evils feet, eight and one half inches in
can befall athletes and often do. height and tipping the scales at 150
There is ineligibility, torn muscles, pounds, Charley is "a most promising
shinsplints, fiat feet, to name only a
few of the things that can happen to
track men.

Foolish Feeling
Charlie reasons that should he ever
come out with a pre-season statement
couched in jubiliant and enthusiastic
terms to the effect that a "dream
team" was in prospect at the Field
House, he and the dream team are
both going to feel as foolish as a
Murphy in a synagogue when thel
Whole thing caves in at a crucial.
moment,
The third and least suspected cause
for Hoyt silence is often he has noth-
ing to talk about, or to phrase it dif-
ferently, Charlie's memories are for
the most part brighter than his pros-
pects. It is a rare case when the
Michigan track roster is overburdened
with the names of men that have
done time in the headlines while still
doing service on a high school team.
Builds TeamsI
Charlie builds his own teams. Now
and then there is an Osgood, a Tolan
or as at present a Watson and
Frosh Cagers Are
Short On Height
But Long On Speed
No better and no worse. That's.
what you might say about this year's
freshmen basketball squad. No bet-
ter and no worse than those which
former years have produced. Of
course, it doesn't quite measure up to
last year's squad but then last year's
was exceptional.
At present, the 22 survivors are!
working out daily at the I-M learn-
ing the fundamentals of the Michi-

MOMMORNMEM i

his critics' charge of lack of har-
mony among the Giants by point-
ing to his record.
If Terry is the villain reporters
paint him to be, how do they explain
his success? If. Mel Ott and Clyde
Castleman, for example, aren't on!
Terry's side, how do they explain the
willingness of these men to get in
there day in and day out and strive to
win? They'll be paid their stipend
without the do-or-die aspect. From
our cloistered perch, Terry's got

"They have a good home, a de-
gree of security and pride in their
parents. There will be more se-
curity, unless I suddenly alter an
economic philosophy and start
throwing money away instead of
collecting it . . .
"All this is a far cry from the
bitter gall of the Shreveport cafe-
teria, but the journey was made
the hard way-deliver or step
down . .."
Hungry men are hard to lick!

'Annual Salary Disagreements j
Feature Early Baseball Reports
Joe DiMaggio Is Leader grand but turned it down cold and
As Diamond Stars Ask plans to sit down until he gets more.
Billy Knickerbocker, shortstop of
For BiggerCheckshn
________the St. Louis Browns had started. to be,

MILITONS

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player" as Coach Cappon puts it. And
the records furnish abundant proof
if any is needed.
While in high school Pink was cap-'
tain of both the basketball and foot-
ball squads in his junior year and
continued to reign as co-captain of
the cage squad the next season. Play-
ing at forward his junior year, he'
led the city league in scoring, averag-
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BULLETIN
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Jan.
27.-(IP-Cletus (Boots) Poffen-
berger, Detroitrookie hurler who
turned in 10 victories against five
defeats for the Tigers, last sea-
son, said today he had agreed to
1938 salary terms calling for 25
per cent increase over his first
year's pay. Poffenberger, who said
recently he had returned such a
contract, commented only that
he had "changed his mind." He
said he will sign the contract
within a few days.
By STEWART FITCH
Every year along with the January
thaw comes an outbreak of an old dis-
ease that sends major league base-
ball managers and owners into pre-
mature old age and cuts years from
their naturalife expectancy. The af-
fliction, commonly known as holdout-
itis, is with us again.
Heading the holdout parade this
year is Joe DiMaggio, sensational!
Yankee outfielder and slugger. Hav-
ing come from a long line of fisher-
men, DiMag has cast his line into
Colonel Jake Ruppert's private pond
and is fishing for whales. He cer-
tainly is not fishing for minnows un-
less you conider $30,000 small fry.
The Italian youth was offered 25

a holdout because of a salary cut but
when-the Browme nianagement asked
him which minor league club he'd
rather play with, he changed his tune.,
"Boots" Poffenberger sometimes
called "Poof" of the Detroit Tigers
stamped his loot and said that the
slight raise he was offered wasn't
enough and that he wouldn't work
very hard for anybody on "minor
league pay.'
No holdout story would be complete
without Hank Leiber. Sure enough
he is in this one. For the third straight
year Hank has decided to withhold
his services until the Giants come
through with a better contract.
Dizzy Dean is arguing with the Car-
dinal management again this year but
Dizzy has- become a wee small voice
in the baseball world and no one even
listens any more.
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..t," --- .--iing 16 points per game, and te next
gan system of play. year tied with a teammate at 13
Squad Is Fast, Shifty points a game to again head the
On the whole the squad is fast and league and pace his team to the
shifty, but small. "What we lack title. In recognition of this fine
most," says Coach Ray Fisher, "is a performance he was chosen on theT
tall man like Jake Townsend, Jim All-City squad. t
Rae, or Danny Smick, who can get Grid Star
the ball off the backboard with any On the gridiron Charley was at
consistency." This is only too true. star of no less magnitude as he again
However, what the squad lacks in the rated a place on the mythical All-
front line, they make up for in the City selection, this time as a quar-
back line in the system..I terback.I
There is Mike Sofiak from Gary, Since high school baseball isn't
Ind., who should fit in well in the really a major sport in Detroit, out-
Michigan system. He is fast, shifty, fielder Pink added amateur ball to
and what is more important, smart. his list of diamond activities. Hel
Another man who should fit in well played on the Pittenger American j
with the system is Herb Brogan of Legion post team, which got as far!
Lansing. Brogan, like Sofiak, is fast as the regional finals before meet-
and shifty. Added to this he is good ing defeat, and hit well over .300
at bringing the ball down the court during his several seasons of come-
and he also ha~s a good long shot eye.; tition. Charley is expected to hold
Another who could be used in the down a regular outfield berth this
rear line is John Petrie, of Hunting- spring on the Varsity diamond squad.
ton, Ind. Petrie is one of the clever- Since coming out for basketball
est ball handlers on thesquad. this fall, Pink has been practicing on
Haag Is Giant the second team as an understudy
The giant of the squad is Dick Haag for Herm Fishman and thereby hangs
who ail frm Tledo Oho. aaga tale. Fishman played guard for
who hails from Toledo, Ohio. Haag Northern High in Detroit when Char-
s 6 ft. 5 nches as Jim "msretce ley was starring for Northwestern and
amehigAscthaaglasJhowedtlttle"the two were enthusiastic opponents.,
Rae. As yet, Haag has showed little jTime has now marched on making,
but promise. However. his potential- the boys teammates.
ities are great. . B.M.O.C. Maybe
Playing in the front line with Haag' Pink not only is popular down atI
is Bill Cartmill, Verona, N.J. A for- the Field House but is well on his way
ward by experience, Cartmill, who to B.M.O.C. ranking, having been just
barely tops 6 ft., has been moved up this year elected secretary of his'
to the pivot because of the dearth of class on the Washtenaw-CoalitionI
tall men. The Easterner's big draw- ticket.
back is his defense work. In high He made nine letters and two All-
school he played in a zone defense City teams in high school and now is
and as vet has not caught on to the! out to prove that Pink can be notI

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