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FRIDAY, EP . 16, 1940



Tech Wingman's Last Minute oal Blasts Hockey Tea

mn, 1-0

Game Features
Inspired Work
By Goaltenders
Petaja Registers Deciding
Goal With Only Three
Minutes OfPlay Left
(Continued from Page 1)
and somewhat more profitable, eve-
ning's work for Michigan Tech as he
held the aggressive Wolverines com-
pletely scoreless.
The win put the Techmen one up
on the University in their competi-
tion for the mythical state cham-
pionship. Each team won a game
in their series at Ann Arbor and
Saturday night is Michigan's last

Defending Relay Title

chance to

again even the score.
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field, Corson, Heddle.
Michigan Tech: Briden, MacPhail,
Bourne, Baird, Fredrickson, Karam,
First Period
Scoring: None. ,
Penalties: Bourne, tripping, Vil-
leneuve, boarding, Briden, tripping.
Second Period
Scoring: None.
Penalties: Goldsmith, tripping.
Third Period
Scoring: Petaja, 16:40.
Penalties: Samuelson, tripping.
Referee: Al Jacobson.
Martin, Wolin
Solve Toubles
For Iowa State
A strange case of waterphobia and
an incompleted history course almost
left Matt Mann with one diver for
the Iowa meet here tomorrow night.
It's all under control now though
for Strother "T-Bone" Martin found
the remedy for his heebee jeebeeat-
tack and Jack Wolin made up the
incomplete. With Capt. Hal Ben-
ham on tap, the Wolverines now have
three capable springboard artists to
face the invading Hawkeyes.
Strange As It Seems
Martin's case was truly a strange
one. A week ago he became eligible
to compete with the Michigan mer-
men and started working in earnest
for his first big college meet. But
something odd came over the sopho-
more diver. He felt different on the
board. He couldn't feel his dives.
The water looked peculiar and far
"T-Bone" was afraid to go into a
high board dive for fear it would ruin
the low board dives that he knew
well. At the same time he didn't
want to dive off the low board since
it might have bad effects on his high
board dives. Everytime he thought
of a back dive, he saw a twist in the
middle of it somewhere, and a solid
brutal crashing against the hard
water below.
The kid was in a strange quandary,
one that is difficult to overcome. He
stayed down at the pool and kept!
looking at the water . . . but it was
not the same stuff that he used to
confidently glance at and pounce
into with ease.
Solution Found
The night before last, Martin ar-
ranged with Matt to work out at
night when the pool was empty and
quiet. He tried it and it worked.a
Everything came back, and once
again the husky sophomore began1
looking like the "T-Bone" Martina
who came to Michigan last year as
one of the outstanding diving pros-
pects in the nation.
Matt Mann will have to choose two<
of his three springboard artists to
represent the Wolverines tomorrow1
night, but it appears quite certain
that Martin, the diver of waterpho-1
bia fame, will take part in the meet.

Stan Kelley, varsihy hurdler, re-
turns to Champaign today to de-
fend his 75-yard low-hurdle cham-
pionship in the Illinois Relays. He
will face stiff competition in the
persons of Roy Cochran, Indiana,
member of last summer's U.S. team
in Europe, and Charles Had,
Michigan Normal, who nipped
Kelley in the highs in the meet
here Tuesday.

Chicago Cage
Tilt Promises
To Be Unusual
Soup to nuts may be listed on the
menu as the dish to be served at this
Saturday's basketball game between
the slipping Wolverines and the al-
ready flattened out Maroons, who are
carrying their nine Conference broth-
ers on their shoulders these days as
they comfortably rest down at the
bottom of the Big Ten pile.
The contest may turn out to be a
pink tea or the fray can easily turn;
into a battle royal with a possible
riot of enough hot pepper or what
ever kind of spice is needed gets into
the tea, and starts the boys boiling
Hardwood Tricks
It appears as if Chicago may be
trying to "out Zup" Zuppke, the wily
gridiron master mind of the Illini
who is always pulling something
phenomenal, out of the so-called bag,
like a flea-flicker or a flying circus.
Only, since Chicago gave up football,
have they turned to "Zuppke-ing" on
the hardwood.
The type of defense Chicago will use
all depends on the mood the boys are
in. It may be a zone defense which
will have Michigan standing around
as if they were at a lawn party, while
the ball is passed around like a hot
potato, or all of a sudden Chicago
may take a notion to switch to a man
to man defense, and then Michigan
will have to resort to its breaking
game to score.
At any rate it has Coach Bennie
Oosterbaan worried, because the
Windy City lads are so temperamental
that it requires preparation for two
distinctly different styles of opposi-
tion. The general opinion seems to
be that it's easier to prepare for a
winning team, whose game is known
in advance than a loser, whose plans
are unpredictable.
Chaos May Reign
The zone defense if employed may
result in plenty of congestion and
jamming on the floor and a little
roughing might add some spice to the
encounter, and if Chicago starts al-
ternating between a zone and man to
man defense, chaos will reign supreme
and even the Maroons might not know
what's going on.
That Zuppke spirit that is pouring
out of Champaign seems to be infect-
ing the rest of the state of Illinois
by degrees so anything from a con-
servative to a radical brand of basket-
ball is likely to be seen when Michi-
gan and Chicago meet.

Illinois Relays
Draw 28 Men
From Michigan
Canham In Try For Meet
Record; Kelley Faces
Stiff Test In Hurdles
Twenty-eight strong, the largest
group ever to represent Michigan at
the Illinois Relays, the Wolverine
track team leaves for Champaign at
1:37 p.m. today, determined and con-
fident that they will dominate the
meet again as they have for the past
two years since its revival.
Michigan has one of the three in-
dividual champions returning in the
person of Stan Kelley who took the
75-yard low hurdles last year. Bill
Watson and Elmer Gedeon, who won
the other individual firsts captured
by the Wolverines, are both gone.
Michigan will also be defending
champions in the mile team race.
With the exception of the shuttle
relay, in which no team is entered,
and the individual all-around cham-
pionship, the Wolverines will be out
after every championship at stake.
Hurdle Field Tough
Kelley will face some stiff compe-
tition in the defense of his title, with
Roy Cochran of Indiana, who began
to develop toward the end of the in-
door season last year, providing the
biggest threat. Cochran represented
the United States on the team sent
to Europe last summer. In addition,
Whitey Hlad of Michigan Normal,
who nosed out Kelley Tuesday night,
will be on hand to try to repeat that
Michigan's entry in the mile team
race seems stronger than the team
which won last year, with the sub-
stitution of Ed Barrett, third in the
outdoor Big Tens for Brad Heyl, who
will devote his attention to the 1500-
meter run. Otherwise, the team will
be composed of the same men: Capt.
Ralph Schwarzkopf, Jack Dobson,
and Karl Wisner.
Mile Relay In Doubt
The second strongest Wolverine re-
lay entry will probably be in the med-
ley, with Bob Barnard, Dye Hogan.
Tommy Jester, and Schwarzkopf.
The mile relay team, which would
ordinarily have been the best team,
will have a hard job, for two of its
members, Phil Balyeat and Jack
Leutritz, have only recently begun to
get in shape, and they could hardly
be expected to do as well as they
otherwise would. Stan Kelley will
be number-three man, and Warren
Breidenbach, Conference 440 cham-
pion, will anchor the team.
Breidenbach will also be running
in the special 300-yard dash, where
he will find himself pitted against
such stars as Ohio State's Capt. Jack
Sulzman, who was second behind
Warren in the Conference meet, and
Roy Cochran who ran a phenomenal
47.8 second leg on a relay last week-
May Crack Record
After his record-shattering per-
formance of Tuesday, Don Canham
will be installed the heavy favorite
not only to win the high jump, but
to crack the relays record of 6 ft.,
52 in. Canham did almost an inch
better than that Tuesday, so it seems
a foregone conclusion that he will
add this mark to what should be a
lengthy list 1y the end of the season.




Old Dogs

And New Tricks . . .

IN THE CURRENT ISSUE of The Quarterly Review of the Michigan Al-
umnus Herbert Orrin Crisler, sometimes called Fritz, expounds in exactly
three double column pages, 210 lines and approximately 1,100 words on
"Athletics In Education." In these three double column pages, 210 lines
and approximately 1,100 words Herbert Orrin Crisler, sometimes called
Fritz, unencumbered himself of the startling revelation that athletics do
have a place in education.
This is both surprising and amazing--not to mention startling which
we believe we did mention in the preceding paragraph. Now, if we start
from the hypothesis that athletics do have a place in education, we get
along to the rest of the 1,100 words and find, and find . . . Why my good-
ness, the article doesn't say anything else.
We aren't cognizant of what Herbert Orrin Crisler's attitude
toward collegiate athletics was before he came to Ann Arbor but
in the short two years he's been here lie's been eminently success-
ful in picking up the platitudinous, high-sounding phrases that have
resounded through these hallowed halls the past few years. And
even so we would take exception to Mr. Crisler's cliche that "there is
nothing greater than being a gracious loser together with the de-
termination in the heart that the next time it will be a victory.
There is nothing finer than a winner who takes victory without
:boasting. There is nothing better than athletics to prepare the
individual for the ultimate crises of life."
Yes, if we wanted to be picayunish about "what is greater" we could
think of many things. And when he drags in "at the conclusion of the
past football season two million boys hung up their football uniforms and
are now pursuing in orderly fashion their aims and objectives while at the
same time there were two million young men in trenches in Europe armed
with implements of destruction" we suspect him of using a flanker as a
decoy to make us forget about the point in your dissertation. Oh well,
the words always sound good.
Mr. Crisler, we all realize that athletics has a place in education. We
all realize that athletics have tremendous moment in the athlete's life.
What we're all interested in is seeing that athletics retains its proper
place in education. We are faced now with a situation where one of the
greatest of American educational institutions feels that athletics, or
specifically intercollegiate football, is incompatible with education. An
"unidentified spokesman" for that University said that it could not play
football and "remain honest."

Matmen Leave,
For Trip East
Penn State Squad To Face'
Grapplers On Saturday
Coach Cliff Keen's Michigan
wrestling team will head for points
East and some stiff competition this
weekend. Saturday will find the1
Wolverine matmen facing Penn
State, perenially one of the strongest
squads in the country, at State Col-
lege, Penn. The squad left early this
morning for its battle with the Nit-
tany Lions.
Michigan's starters will be the
same that faced State recently. Tom
Weidig is slated for the 121-pound
spot while a newcomer, sophomore
Dick French, will wrestle at 128. Jack
Sergeant starts at 136 and the vet-
eran Bill Combs, who has returned
to competition, holds down the 145
berth. Harland Danner, 155, Jim
Galles, 165, Don Nichols, 175, and
Capt. "Butch" Jordan complete the
Stand Even In Series
Penn State and Michigan stand
even in their series, each having won
two meets. The Wolverines came
out victorious last year, 16 to 12, and
are among six schools ever to de-
feat the Lions, Lehigh, Cornell, Navy,
Princeton and Iowa State being the
other select few. The Easterners'
record speaks for itself, 144 meets
won. 26 lost, and 5 tied since 1909.
The Wolverines will face a team
which has only two missing members
from the 1939 runner-up to Lehigh
in the Eastern Intercollegiate tourna-
ment. Returnin lettermen include
Carl King. 121, who holds a decision
over Weidig, Dave Waite, 128, Frank


Goldberg-Morgan Fight
Called After Six Rounds
OLMPIC ARENA, Detroit, Feb. 15.
-(Special to The Daily)-It looked
as if Kayo Morgan, the irrepressible
as if Kayo Morgan, the irrepressible
fight game longer than Joe Palooka,
might have jitter-bugged his way
dovn the first step of the road to
pugilistic oblivion tonight.
Morgan. whose machete-like fists
have cut swaths from Edinburgh to
Porto Rico, met a young man named
Sammy Goldberg here tonight and
the best man won-Referee Sam
Gleason, a 136 pounder holding last
year's Eastern championship. Joe
Scalzo, at 145, is the outstanding mati
on the Nittany Lions' squad. Roy
Gensler wrestlers at 155, Capt. Ernie
Bortz, at 175, and Warren Elliott,
called the most improved by Coach
Sppidel, heavyweight.





525 East Liberty



At one juncture Mr. Crisler "ventures to conclude that out of
some thousand colleges and universities in our country there are
not more than a dozen where athletics have been over-emphasized
to the detriment of amateur sport and of education in general."
We wonder what does Mr. Crisler mean by over-emphasis? And if
there are only a dozen who do over-emphasize (whatever this over-
emphasis might be) then the University of Michigan is awfully par-
ticular about whom it plays in football.



Without straining a cerebellum already over-strained, from an ex-
amination period, we can recall that when Michigan was seeking an op-
ponent to replace Chicago on its 1940 schedule many groups of universi-
ties were thrown out immediately because they didn't conform to standards
which Michigan considered desirable. Such leagues as the Southeastern
Conference and the Southwestern Conference could not even be mentioned.
Su'ie independent teams wcro out because they "gave athletic scholarships.
It seems that included in these categories are slightly more than a dozen.
"Some say that our present athletic activities have no place in our
educational system," Mr. Crisler continues. "They believe athletics, and
especially football, should be eliminated because of some evils. They would
kill a dog because he had the mange rather than try to effect a cure."
Granted, granted. Now we should get to the root of the matter. Let's start
curing. Let's keep the old dog but let's teach it new tricks. But no, Mr.
Crisler begs the question. He says that "our athletics will endure and con-
tinue to grow to a more wholesome state with a high standard as a chal-
lenge" but alas, Mr. Crisler proposes no plan, no policy to start reforming.
He almits deficiencies but suggests no cures. He admits the mange but
denies a medicine. He glories in "being a gracious loser" and "facing
the ultimate crises of life" but he neglects facing a crises in football.
Let's get down to earth on the football problem or else leave it alone.
We prefer the former.

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querors of the crack Ohio State tank-
sters, defeated Michigan State easily
tonight, 56 to 19.


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