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December 13, 1938 - Image 3

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Cagers Stress
Faster Offense


For Irish Tilt




Oosterbaan Declares
Satisfaction With


In This Corner ...
R7G Jan. 17 on your calendar as a
late to remmeber. It is the night
of the first boxing show sponsored
by Congress, Independent Men's or-
ganization. The place is 'the Yost!
Ivield House. The attraction: 10 top-
notch bouts between the stars of
Michigan's abundant ring talent.
The cause is worthy and the price
is right. The return will be used by
Congress to provide a scholarship
fund for independent men. The tar-
riff is only a quarter. And you'll be
treated to a real evening's treat as
the Michigan boxers exhibit their
This corner has long favored
such a show, feeling that a sport
as popular as boxing deserves
some place on the athletic cal-
endar. There is a surplus of able
boxers working out under the
auspices of coaches Martin Lev-
andowski and Vernon Larson in
Intramural Building and Water-
man gym, and the two will pit
their top men against each other
at Congress' show.
Congress has been considering the
move since the first of the year. They
received support from Deans Joseph
Bursley and Walter Rea, both of
whom felt that some activity which
deemphasizes the social side of the
organization would be of value. It
would lend a healthier spirit of fra-
ternity among independent men,
something which Congress has sought
since its inauguration.
The sponsorers, headed by Phil
Westbrook, chairman of their activi-
ties committee, at first sought to se-
cure outside talent, but the physical
education department preferred to
keep the show closed. This hardly
detracts from the card, however, with
such stars as Don Siegel, Mike Rod-
nick, the Root brothers, Len Spector,
and Ken Chernin booked to box in the
10 bout program.
The judiciary committee of
Congress, composed of Dean
Bursley, .Prof. Bennett Weaver,
and Lloyd Berridge of the health
Service, will select the recipients
of the scholarships this spring.
The awards will be based oh
scholastic proficiency, need, and,
to some extent, activities. The
amount of each scholarship has
not as yet been determined, but
it will undoubtedly cover a se-
mester's tuition. The number of
awards depends on the student
response to the show.
As yet the plans for the evening
are still in the formative state. The
officials have not been chosen. The
sponsorers are hoping to obtain Matt
Mann as announcer, and that alone
should be worth the admission price.
It's a highly meritous project, ex-
cellent entertainment at a small price,
and a chance to see some of the boys
you've been hearing about do their
stuff inside of the ropes. Think about
CALL TO DUTY in the mail bag:
Dear Sir:
Have heard much talk about'
smoking at basketball games. The
condition is deplorable.
Don't feel that the Athletic
Board is acting like an ostrich in
requesting spectators not to
It seems to me that there is a
simple solution to the problem.
Have the University station uni-
formed poli'ce at strategic points
in the Field House and eject all
smokers. If students, disciplinary
action' can be taken. The same
plan works as to excessive drink-
ing at football games. The cost
would be slight. Let some of the
cops cease hunting student cars
for an evening.

As sports ed of the Daily you
owe the players and spectators
the duty of getting the University
to do something constructive.


"We're going to work on our fast
break and get it faster," decreed
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan yesterday
and the squad took him at his word.
A brief 12 minute scrimmage be-
tween the first two teams assumed
all the aspects of a fireman's track
meet as the ball was raced from one
end of the floor to the other with
the fighting second team lead by
Herb Brogan winning the melee 21 to
But even that didn't please Bennie
any more than did his squad's per-
formance against Michigan State
last Saturday night. The Spartans.
were favored to spoil his debut as
head basketball coach but the Wolver-
ines turned the tables.
Liked Their Fight
"I was very pleased with the team's
work," he said yesterday afternoon
as he watched the boys sinking someR
long shots. "Our defense was good and
they fought like the devil. I liked
that especially. Our conditioning'
helped. I believe we were in better
shape than they and we were improv-
ing as the game progressed.
"Brogan? Herb looked good, very
good for a sophomore."
And once again in the scrimmage
yesterday Herb Brogan stole the show
hitting for three baskets in the 12
minutes and displaying a fine floor
game. He teamed with Mike Sofiak,
Milo Sukup, Russ Dobson and John
Nicholson to turn back the regulars
who were paced by Jim Raeg and
Eddie Thomas.
Foul Zone Defense
Earlier in the practice, Bennie had
his charges working against a zone
defense set up by two reserve squads
in preparation apparently for Satur-
day's game at the University of
Rochester. The Yellowjackets used
that type of defense last year.
Of more immediate interest to the
Wolverines however is Thursday's
clash with Notre Dame at South
Tigers Bag Hutchinson
NEW YORK, Dec. 12.-()-Del
Baker, manager of the Detroit Tig-
ers, announced tonight the Tigers had
bought Freddie Hutchinson, ace
pitcher of the Seattle Club of the
Pacific Coast League, for an unan-
nounced sum of cash and four play-
ers, outfielder Joyner (Jo-Jo) White
and infielder Tony Piet of the Tigers,
first baseman George Archie of the
Toledo Mud Hens in the American
Association, and pitcher Ed Selway
of Beaumont of the Texas League.

Trade Winds Blow
As Leagues Meetj
NEW YORK, Dec. 12-P)-Base-
ball's bargain counters opened for
business all over town today, but in
most cases-including a rumored
three-cornered American League deal
involving Detroit, Cleveland and Bos-
ton-the activity was confined to
sales talks.
There was much whispering as
baseball men from all over the map
gathered for tomorrow's start of the
three-day major league meetings. In
hotel rooms-smoke-filled or other-
wise-there was lots of good old-
fashioned chinning, but although the
trade winds blew hot around several
transactions, no one seemed ready to
come right out with a swap.
The start of the league meetings
tomorrow will find both loops meet-
ing separately for two days each. On
Thursday, they will meet jointly
with Commissioner Kenesaw M. Lan-
Matmen Point
To First Meet

Hockey Squad
Of 11_Departs
Meets Western Reserve
TuesdayEvening .
Determined to have a clean slate
when the vacation starts Coach Eddie
Lowrey's Wolverine sextet left at
six this morning for Cleveland, where
they will meet the hockey team of
Western Reserve tonight.
Those making the trip were:
George Cooke, Ev Doran, and Al
Chadwick who will compose the
starting forward wall for Michigan.
"Spike" James, Les Hillberg, and
Lawrence Calvert will fill in the
goal and two defense posts respective-
cAlso going to Cleveland are : Jim
Tobin, Gilbert Samuelson,dBert Stod-
den, Chuck Ross, and Jim Lovett.
Last night Coach Lowrey put his
players through 90 minutes of hard
practice in an effort to polish off
the many rough spots that Michigan


continued to show in Saturday's con
test despite their decisive victory ove
Western Ontario.



Start Intensive Workouts
For Opener With Indiana
Coach Cliff Keen's Varsity wrest-
ling team has let bygones be bygones
and is hard at work again preparing
for its first dual meet gfnthe season
against Indiana here on Jan. 13.
Keen's men had to be .content with
a second place in last weekend's Mid-
west meet at Chicago won by the
Indiana Hoosiers but it's history now
and the Wolverines are looking ahead
to their Big Ten meeting with the
same Hoosiers, determined to avenge
last Saturday's defeat.
The Chicago meet helped the squad
in two ways. Coach Keen believes.
First, it provided valuable experience
for the two sophomores on the squad
who competed, namely Tom Weidig,
121 pounder and Johnny Paup, who
performs in the 145-pound class. And
second, it revealed some glaring weak-
nesses on the part of Keen's exper-
ienced grapplers, meaning that the
squad is not as far along as it should
Since no meets are scheduled over
the Christmas holidays as was the
I case last year, Keen can concentrate
in-ironing out his squad's faults and
by the time the Indiana meet comes
up, the Wolverines should be more
than ready to start their defense of
the Big Ten title.
Jim Mericka, Ralph Turner and Joe
Savilla are the only boys who are
under par at this stage. Mericka in-
jured a cartilege in his side two weeks
1 ago, Turner is bothered with a slight
cauliflower ear, and Savilla has fa-
vored an ankle injury suffered in the
football season. All three should be
back in shape upon their return from
the vacation.

Don Budge Chosen
Year's Top A thlete;
ArmstIron Second

NEW YORK, Dec. 12-(P)-For his
unprecedented achievements on the
tennis court, Don Budge again tops
the list as the country's foremost ath-
lete of 1938.
In a nation-wide poll conducted
by The Associated Press, the red-
thatched Californian was given top
ranking by 26 of the 63 participating
sports writers and enough seconds
and thirds to roll up 122 points.
Budge's triumph, however, was not
as great as last year, when he was
selected almost to the exclusion of all
others. This time he was given a\
battle right down to the final ballots
by Henry Armstrong, great Negro
fighter who likewise created history
by holding the featherweight, light-
weight and welterweight champion-
ships at the same time.
The Tabulated Results
Firsts Points
Don Budge, tennis ...... 26 122
Henry Armstrong, boxing 19 104
John Vander Meer, baseball 8 37
Davey O'Brien, football .. 2 28
Glenn Cunningham, track 3 16
Ralph Guldahl, golf......1 14
Sam Snead, golf.........1 13'/
Joe Louis, boxing1.......0 9



Herb Brogan May Shock Irish
When They Meet Up Thursday


When George Keogan's Irish meet
the Wolverines this Thursday, the
South Bend five may be in for the
shock of their lives. For strangelyI
enough the play of one of the Michi-
gan boys is strangely reminiscent of
that Notre Dame luminary of last
year, Johnny Moir. And to top it all
Herb Brogan, the player in mind, is
as Irish as the sod of Erin.
Those who were fortunate enough
to have seen All-American Moir dur-
ing three years under Keogan will
readily remember the style of ball
that he played. On one play he
might feint the man guarding him
completely out of position and dribble
around him for a lay-up shot. Or
if he couldn't completely fool his man
through his feint, he would straight-
en up and pop shots through the
hoop all evening. This type of ball
is practically unbeatable as any one
who guarded Moir will vouch.
Brogan, the Lansing sharpshooter,
eems to have rather unconsciously1
fashioned his style of ball-handling
directly after Moir. Although hel

pis quite a bit smaller than Moir, Bro-
gan makes up for this by his tremen-
dous speed and great adeptness at
ball-handling and dribbling. It's
really a sight to watch Herb in the
process of going around his man.
He will fake to the right or left with
bewildering speed and then dribble
around for a lay-up. His set shoot-
ing is admittedly the best on the
Michgian squad, and when he is on it
is not uncommon for him to sink
8 or 9 out of 10 shots.
Brogan, who is an extremely like-
able and very modest son of Erin,
attributes his remarkable shooting to
the amount of practice that he puts
into it at all times. He even goes
so far as to practice during each
month including the off season.
While a student at Lansing St.
Mary's Brogan averaged close to 18
points per game (he won't tell you
this himself). In one game alone he
sank 42 points for what may consti-
tute a state record, and should he
approach this form to any extent
the Notre Dame faithful may walk
out muttering that Johnny Moir has
returned to the courts.

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DEAR H.O.S.: I heartily agree with
you on most of your contentions.
I suppose it would be asinine to point
out that mere consideration for oth-
ers would remedy the situation. That
has become so trite, it actually sounds
ridiculous. The annoyance to fellow
specators and the undeniable harm
to players that smoking causes is in-
estimable, and yet annual pleas have
proven fruitless.



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have to be slightly more efficient
than the gendarmes who watched
for drinking at the Stadium. It's
not quite so noticeable from the
stands, but from my vantage post
in the press box this fall, I often
turned my glance downward to
behold a most awe-inspiring sea
of upturned bottles. Ask some
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