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THURISDAY, TTII: 15, 1940

THE MICIGAN DAILY

PAGE 7

Wolverine Sextet Clashes With Huskies At Houghton'

Today

Hockey Squad
Seeks To End
LosingStreak
Samuelson Shifted To First
Line Position As Stodden1
Moves Back To DefenseI
(Continued from Page 1)
Canfield will make up Lowrey's sec-
ond line.
The Miners from the snow country
will start the same line-up that saw
action here last month. Maurice
Villeneuve, Charley Baird, and
"Moose" Mulliette will go into action
on the first line. Of this trio, Vil-
leneuve, who has earned the nick'
name of "The Flying Frenchman" is
by far the most dangerous. He com-
bines fast skating with clever stick-
handling, and his bruising body
checks make him a tough man to get
by on the defense.
Mulliette is the other threat on
the first line, and although not as
effective as Villeneuve with the body
checks, he is a fast skater and a
good back-checker.
Ernie Alvord and Arne Mars will
be at the blue line for the Huskies,
and although they are not so dan-
gerous bodily, they are both good
poke-checkers and are quite handy
at breaking up pass plays. Bespec-
tacled Kurt Gustafson will be in
the nets for Tech, and in the goal-
mouth he presents quite a formidable
last line of defense. In the series
here he held the Wolverines to a
single goal in the first game, and
blanked them in the second contest.

Ken Doherty Lauds Track Squad
For Its Excellent Demonstration
After a coach watches his team roll him as a competitor, and all that re-
up 79 points in a meet, you might mains is for Decker to continue as
think he'd be sitting on top of the he has been in practice in order to
world-but not a Michigan coach. allow him to become the best vaulter
Ken Doherty's remark after watching Michigan has had.
his first Wolverine varsity run away Johnny Kautz's display of strength
with all but two first places was and "heart" in driving up into third
merely, "They were all right, consid- at the end of the half-mile and Bill
ering. . Ackerman's performance in the
it was the middle distance men gruelling two-mile run showed that
who were on the disappointing side they too will be ready to take their
to their coach. To be sure, the half- share of the points when the time
milers ran one-two-three, and the comes.
milers ran one-three-four, but Mich-
igan track isn't based on relative per-
formances; it's figured against that To Be Site
of the rest of the country. 1:58.5 and
4:21. isn't bad for the half and the Of All-Star Game
mile, respectively, so you can expect
to see something when Ken puts TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 14.-UP)-Tam-
the stamp of approval on the efforts pa was chosen today as the site of
of his men. the All-Star baseball game between
Otherwise, Doherty had nothing two picked National and American
but praise, with the high-jumping League teams for the benefit of the
star Don Canham coming in for top Finnish Relief Fund, and Sunday,
mention. CanhAm's success is a March 17, was selected as the date.
tribute to the hard work he has put A group of the city's civic leaders,
in developing his new straddle style including Mayor R. E. L. Chancey,
jump, and that he could set such a met with columnist Joe Williams,
great mark in his first competition of chairman of the sports committee of
the season augurs nothing but the the relief fund, and enthusiastically
greatest of success for the remaining guaranteed that both attendance and
meets. receipts for the game would establish
The hurdlerscame next on Doher- a new record for southern baseball.
ty's hit parade, with Stan "call me So far as possible, the game will be
Watson" Kelley and Jeff Hall rating a duplicate of the All-Star game
high. Kelley competed and did very played regularly at mid-season. Com-
much improved hurdling that drew missioner K. M. Landis will attend,
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look as though Stan were finally
coming into his own in the barrier
events.
Hall had never shown much of
anything in the high hurdles, but in
recent. weeks has been coming along
at a fast pace. The form he displayed
while taking fourth brought a glint
into his coach's eyes, and that means
something. His low-hurdling, al-
ways good, left little to be desired.
Last, but hardly least, came the
sophomores. The way Charlie Deck-
er handled himself in his first varsity
meet put the stamp of approval on

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Michigan alternates-Corson, Can-
field, Heddle, Collins.
{ Tech,,. alternates-Meyers, Sihvon-
en, Frederickson, Petajo, Karane,
Johnson. .

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By MEL F
Groans About Zones.,.
Periodically, and sometimes often-
er, there arises something that is sure
to upset the equilibrium which bas-
ketball so precariously enjoys. Ever
since the late Dr. Nainsmith set up
a pair of emasculated bushel baskets
at either end of a YMCA gym for
pleasure-seeking members, howling
cassandras have predicted the death
of basketball.
They ordered a casket for the game
when the 10-second rule was in-
stalled. They rang the death knell
when the center jump was eliminat-
ed. The symphony began to play
Beethoven's funeral march when the
pick-off play was redefined. But
somehow basketball continues to
play to some 80,000,000 spectators a
year, and it keeps most of them sat-
isfied.
Now there's another gripe-
the zone defense. "Positively
ruinous" say many coaches;
"tsk, tsk," cluck some other
clucks. The common cry now
appears to be "stop the zone de-
fense before it ruins basketball".
Now what are these things that are
so objectionable about a zone? In
the first place it relegates the use of
the offensive pick-off play to a min-
or position.' In fact, the zone was
given a healthy impetus in the East
two years ago when the rule-makers
decided that the offensive blocking
should be looked upon a little more
leniently, more as it was in the mid-
west and west. So to counteract the
block, coaches began to use zones.
In a zone defense every man plays
the ball. The intention is to shift
from side to side with the ball--and
since no guard watches any particu-
lar forward the block play is almost
useless.
If this were all that the zone
had then it wouldn't be cursed so
much, but it also affects their
offense. The primary rule of
such a defense is to get back and
form a defense. The men never
follow up their shots but immedi-
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1:42.6 as the Wolverines rolled up a
Injuries Alter Hedt Refuses 61-23 score.
o ryeBeebe's best time so far this year
Court Lim e-Uwas the 1:38.1 he turned i against
p To Encounter the Eli natators in New Haven. At
Ohio he did 1:38.5.
George Ruehle May Start d Tea in cate But even the great need for good
In Place Of Pink competition won't get Francis Heydt
By DOUN WHRTCHAFTER
George Ruehle, a junior reserve, yDNWRCA'?R--_
will replace Charlie Pink on the back Francis Heydt has a chance to
line, if the latter's injured ankle has humble his former friends from Iowa
riot healed sufficiently to permit him this Saturday when Dave Armbrus-
o start against the last place Chi- ter brings his Hawkeye mermen tog
the I-M pool to share the spotlight
cago Maroons this Saturday night. in the Wolverines' 1940 competitive
Pink worked out with the varsity debut, but the Michigan backstroker
yesterday afternoon as it drilled who transfered from Iowa last year
against the second team, which was just isn't that kind of guy.
employing a zone defense, but he Austntthandheofrrgy. p ihnP o
did not take part in the scrimmage And when the cartridge explodes SCOTCH SODA
folowe an styedoutof llfor the 150-yard backstroke event
that followed and stayed out of all the fans will see Bill Beebe and LIME RICKEY
work that required a great deal of Dick Reidl churning the water forG
moving about. Michigan, and Heydt, the swimmer GINGER ALE
Most of the action that Ruehle who did 1:36.6 in the National AAU
has seen has been at a forward post, Meet in Columbus last March and
but in the system Coach Bennie who finished second in the Western At Your L(
Oosterbaan is using this season it is Conference and National AAU's then
very easy for a player to quickly year before, will be on the bench
adapt himself to a new position. watching.--
A hard working player, George has Won't Swim Against Pal
continually been improving since the The t Apa
season got under way, and he has The tall bespectacled Wolverne
advanced and polished his playing dorsal artist isn't scared and he's
more than any other member of last not staying out of the meet becauseC eara n ce
y e a r 's r e s e r v e s q u a d . A s i x - f o o t e r , h e o f o r d e r s f r o m M a t t M a n n o r C o a chwi l a d c n i e b e h i g t f h e A m r s r . T e y d o h l k e o sehm i n h r e,
will add considerable height if he Armbruster. They'd both like to see
breaks into the line-up, and it will him in there, but as Heydt puts it,
aid him in setting up long passes "I just can't picture myself in com-
which are essential in working the petition against a fellow like Al Arm-
ballthrugha zne efese uchastruster, the Hawkeye backstroker."
ball through a zone defense such as "Wewere real buddies when I was
Chicago employs.Q s o l
Capt. Jim Rae who is also handi- at Iowa, in fact we used to live to- U% scour
capped with an injured ankle took a gether" he explained, "and it cer-
stiff workoutyesterday tainly doesn't seem right for me to
sifwkotytedytry to beat Al now that I am on the T
other side of the fence."o
One thing certain i that Heydt
could use the competition Saturday.
CORNER Aside from swimming along with iOPCOAT"
Beebe and Reidl, he hasn't been in
a race since the AAU's last spring.CT"
against a real backstroke star (ex- O C O T
I NEBERG ~~~~Furthermore, Heydt 'won't come upagisarelbctoksarex
So the two offensive maneuvers of eluding his two teammates) until
most teams are blocked before they the Big Ten meet next month.
start. Teams either use the fast And Armbruster has developed in- PAJAMAS - ROBES
break, the pick-oft plays or both, And to a real star, let there be no ques- SWEATERS MACKI NA'
tion about that.. When the Hawk-
it's too tough to beat a zone defense eyes opened their season by whip- -
,vith those limited weapons. ping the Frosh, 50-34, the Iowa dor-
Now, how can it be done? Well, sal agent, who incidently is no rela- R ITZ SH I RTS
there are two ways. The first is to tion to his coach, turned in a 1:36
timing over the 150 yards. Even $1.59 shirts, now $1.29
get a long shot artist who can hit considering the flying start, this was
with consistency. Adnitted that exceptional. $2.00 shirts; now $1 .59
that's a tough order it's the best way Armbruster Is Improving
to whip a zone. It's the best way In the Illinois meet, which Iowa
because to stop the long shots, the won 64-20, Armbruster won the event
defense has to come out. And that in 1:37.7 while 1:38.1 was his timing
strikes at the very heart of the zone as the Hawkeyes trimmed Minnesota
otandry's hpltess. Thrend iste 56-28. This shows a tremendous im-
tm and it's helpless. T-eff s the provementa over the Iowa lad's last DOWNTOWN
t year's form. In Iowa City last Feb-
The second way is one which ruary, Beebe licked him easily in
is pretty much neglected in these ......._......._--
days of high scoring-fast and
clever ball handling. If you can
get the defense jumping from
side to side then once more
you've got them spread out. And
then they're licked.
There is, of course, a third way to
whip the defense and that's to get a III
lead and then stall. The defense has ou are corcal4 t/
to come out and get you-and once
they come out they've no longer a
zone defense.
One of the big advantages ofI IL r/da j
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tunity for the fast break because
the center man in the front line
of defense is expected to break
down the court, either to inter-
cept a pass himself or whenever
he thinks his teammates are
about to intercept. That's one
reason why Think Luisetti of
Stanford looked so much like a
basket hanger-he was always
breaking down the court.

But now the coaches are squawkt- "V CI, f 2
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ing to break the Yankees-because
it takes too much trouble to beat
them. There are ways to whip the
defense. All the coaches have to do
is employ the means at their dis-
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