THE MICHI;AN DAILY
Talking Over Their Change Of Jobs
Natalors Set For Ducking
IN THIS CORNER
By MEL FINEBERG_ _
e Confpssion _they start to boo me at home
RIG BAD MAN John (Sonia) Mari-
ucci has a lot of funny ideas. Not
only does he have funny ideas about
how to play hockey but he also has
funny ideas about football and sports
We had a long talk with Big Bad
Man John (Sonia) Mariucci at the
Union desk, until interrupted by a
brunette. But up till then we learned
a lot. We ascertained that he thinks
football players should be subsidized,
that he could get a job playing college
football under an assumed name in
the South after he graduates, that
. . . But all that in due time.
First we learned that Mr. Marl-
ucci intends, his collegiate critics
notwithstanding, to play big
league hockey. He plans to join
the Chicago Blackbawks after
graduation and become a cog in
the American hockey machine
that Major McLaughlin is trying
to build. "But," says Mr. Mari-
ucoi in response to his critics, "I
know I'll have to change my style
of play. If I play then like I do
know I wouldn't last three days.
Why I'd probably get my head
cut off. FI 'pin myself to the
blue line and stay there till death
do us part."
That certainly isn't the way he
plays here, we ventured.
"Of course not," 'he pipsqueaked
back in that screechy voice that is be-
lied by every belligerent action he
takes on the ice, "why should I. I'm
getting sick of hockey-as hockey.
If I had to go out there every day
and just play I'd go crazy. So I take
my time getting back to my defense
position; so I play hard when I feel
like it. So what!! It's my busi-
ness. The spectators pay their money
to be entertained and have fun. When
I play I want my fun too.
"Take Big League hockey play-
ers. How many of them would
keep on playing if they weren't
getting paid? Why take away
their'weekly pay check and they'd
peel off their shirts in a minute.
Or maybe sooner. Well, I have
to get my pay in a different way
-through enjoying what -I do
When I stop enjoying it then I'll
Judging from the reactions of
Michigan fans for the last three years,
his manner of enjoyment wasn't rel-
ished by them. "I once: heard,". he
rejoined philosophically, "that you're
on top of the world when they. cheer
you at home and jeer you away. When
I'll begin to worry."
WE were interested in his opinion
that he played hard when he
felt like it. We pressed him further
and things began to fall into order.
He also thought football players
should be helped at least with their
tuition. "After all," he said, "the
school makes a profit from football.
Minnesota made $350,000 last year
and we on the football team made it
for them. And what do we get?" Be-
fore we could guess he popped "noth-
ing. They want us to play for 1G'od
"Now if they don't want to at
least give us our tuition, then
why should they charge admiis-
sion. President Hutchins had
the right idea when he preached
10 cent football. Why last year
I invited a bunch of my relatives
down for the Wisconsin game. I
couldn't even get tickets'for them.
There were 55,000 people at the
gamne and I, one of the gus who
was helping attraet that crowd,
had to tell my relatives that they
had to buy their own tickets.
And I've got quite a tribe of them
"I think they ought at least give
it a trial. Shucks, if they gave us
our tuition ($75 to resident students)
it'd be a drop in the bucket to them
and an awful lot to us. They do it
at other schools. Why a friend of
mine asked me what I was going to
do when I graduated, told me he
could get me a job for $100-I50 a
month playing football. 'Profession-
ally,' I inquired? 'Naw,' he said,
'just change your name and pick any
college in Texas, any one at all. Go
there and play. They'll never catch
you. It's being done all the time'."
Then along came the brunette and
"Seek Farm. "Clubs
FLINT;. Feb. 27.-(RP)--Two big
league baseball clubs were ready to-
day to back entries if a minor circuit
is formed in Michigan.
T. J. Halligan, organiZational direc-
tor of the proposed state league, said
the Brooklyn: Dodgers want Grand.
Rapids and the Detroit Tigers the
Halligan said he had been informed
by Elmer Dailey, promotional.direc-
tor of the National Association of
Minor Baseball Leagues, that Larry
McPhail, general manager of the
Dodgers, had told him "We want
Grand Rapids if the league is formed."
Hank Greenberg (left) and Rudy York are shown at the opening
of Detroit Tigers' spring training at Lakeland, Fla., as they discussed
plans to move Greenberg to the outfield and place York in the first base
position. York played in 19 games at first base last season and caught
in 67 games.
Grappler May Be Unable
To Face Hoosiers
Michigan's highly-touted grap-
pling team ran into its second stumb-
ling block of the season Monday at
Columbus when it was held to a
14-14 tie by Ohio State, but what
may turn out to the greatest mis-
fortune of the day, was the injury
suffered by Bill Combs, Wolverine
145-pounder, as he decisioned his
Buckeye opponent, Tony Montonaro.
In his hard-fought win over Mon-
tonaro,,Combs twisted his knee, mak-
ing it doubtful whether he will be
in shape by Saturday when the
Michigan grapplers travel to Indiana
to engage .the powerful Hoosiers in
a dual meet. In the event that
Combs, who has swept four straight
matches since returning to the squad
at mid-year, is unable to wrestle in
the Hoosier meet, John Paup will be
the probable starter in his place.
In the -forthcoming Big Ten Con-
ference meet at Lafayette, Ind.,
March 8 and 9, Combs, if fully re-
covered .from the injury, will be one
of the favorites to cop the 145-pound
crown. Last year as a sophomore,
the Wolverine tock a second place
in the Conference Meet at Chicago.
Five riit Cagers
DETROIT, Feb. 27. -(p)- Five
University of Detroit basketball play-
ers, including Capt. Jack Piana, were
suspended for the remainder of the
season by Coach Lloyd Brazil today
for appearing in an unauthorized
game last Wednesday.
The suspensions were announced
shortly before Brazil and his squad
left for London, Ont., where the Ti-
tans were to play the University of
Western Ontario tonight.
Titan athletic authorities said the
suspended players violated eligibility
rules by playing the St. Anthoy CYO
Those dropped from the team, be-
side Piana, a forward, were Nick Pe-
gan and Frank Dulapa, forwards;
Henry Lundgren, guard, and John
Tigers' Condition Pleases
Baker In Practice Drill
LAKELAND, Fla., Feb. 27. -(P)-
Tiger manager Del Baker said after
today's practice session that he was
pleased with the general condition of
Most of the players, except Paul
(Dizzy) Trout, already are down to
playing weight. Trout is expected
to have no difficulty in working off
his excessive poundage.
Baker appeared pleased, too, with
the showing of Lynwood Schoolboy
Rowe in today's workout.
Free and Prompt Delivery
Vic Heyliger, former hockey star
at Michigan and present coa ih of the
Illinois team, has started a drive to
form a new midwestern intercollegi-
ate hockey league with his own team,
Michigan, Minnesota, Michigan Tech
and University of North Dakota.
"But, say," says Larry Armstrong,
coach of the powerful Minnesota
crew, which just left Ann Arbor yes-
terday, "it can't be done. Why, I've
been trying to do that same thing for
five yeaws now," Armstrong pointed,
out. "The conference'forbids any of
their teams to play outside .of their
own league and that's all there is to
"This plan of Vic's wouldn't change
the present situation anyway," the
Gopher pilot remarked. "We'll play
the same teams next year that he
would include in the new league with
the exception of North Dakota, which
has a pretty weak outfit."
Asked about the set-up for the Big
Ten Conference for next year, Arm-
strong felt that it might be slightly
stronger. ,"Chicago _might . come in,
he said; at least they have a hockey
team down there. But I haven't
heard about Ohio State.
From the tone of Armstrong's
statements it looks as though the new
"Dream League" of Vic Heyliger's
will be a tough one to get started.
"I'm in favor of anything for hockey
because I love the game," the Minne-
sota coach concluded. "But it seems
that Heyliger will have a battle on
his hands to convince the Conference
moguls enough to waive the rules."
Chick Harbert Enters
Ranks Of Professionals
BATTLE CREEK, Feb. 27. -(P)_
Twenty-five-year-old Melvin (Chick)
Harbert joined the ranks of the pro-
fessional golfers today.
The trans-Mississippi and former
Michigan amateur and open champion
signed as professional at the Battle
Creek Country Club, a post once held
py his father, E. W. Harbert.
By DON WIRTCHAFTER
Michigan's crack swimming squad
will be toppled from the ranks of the
unbeaten, for the big big North-
western team is coming to town Sat-
urday night and that means a shel-
The mighty Wolverines, having
trampled over everything in their
path so far this year, will get a taste
of what the other half undergoes,
however, come three more days.
Not that Matt Mann is worried
about winning the dual meet with the
Quintet Is Notu
Ahead Of Last
Ten down, two to go, and five
chalked up on each side of the books.
That's Michigan's basketball record
for the current Big Ten season.
And yet, with only two games re-
maining over the weekend the Wol-
verines have already better ther
Conference record of last year when
they won four and dropped eight.
By beating Ohio State, whom they
defeated in the season's opener, and
then Minnesota Saturday and Mon-
day nights respectively Michigan
might land in third place in the
standings and the worst they could do
would be a fourth place tie.
'Conference Results Undependable
But using Monday night's battle
with the Wildcats as a measuring
stick is not a very sound policy. It's
safer not to make any predictions for
it's anybody's game it seems when
two Big Ten quintets meet this year.
Air castles in the present race have
been tumbling down faster than the
most loquacious person can say Jack
Robinson. Michigan opened the sea-
son by trouncing Ohio State's de-
fending champions; Ohio turned
around and upset the fast traveling
Illinoissquintet ; Indiana dumped Pur-
due;, Minnesota tripped the Hoosiers;
Chicago toppled Minnesota for its
only Conference victory, and the list
goes on and on.
This Big Ten monkey business on
the basketball court won't stop prob-
ably until the last game is' over next
Monday night, but everyone who has
seen Michigan play this season will
admit there is one thing certain about
The certainty is that the players
who make up he Wolverine aggre-
gation are about the scrappiest and
most colorful in the league, and the
most feared by opponents who have
ideas of trampling the Wolverine
Midgets. This is practically a unani-
mous opinion of Big Ten scouts who
have sat in the Field House press box
and observed the boys in action.
Variety is the spice of life and the
Wolverines have it in abundance.
Mike Sofiak keeps the crowds roaring
with his rough house antics and
"fancy Dan" dribbling; Jim Rae
dazzles the crowd with his fancy ball
handling; Herb Brogan makes the
fans whistle with his looping long
shots; and Charlie Pink's habit of
stealing the ball away from oppon-
ents and his left handed hook shot
adds the finishing touch'to the Wol-
verine's crowd appeal.
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