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WEDlNESDlAY, DEiC. 6, 1929



Four Clinch

Berths ForCage Opener With State Saturday

By Mel Fineberg
Central Casting ...
Before us lies a copy of last Sun-
day's Daily. Buried deep in the bot-
tom paragraph of a track story are
these words, "Don Canham, the good
looking junior . . ." They appear des-
tained to shake an entire industry.
We have now a letter for this
same Mr. Canham.
Hollywood, California
My Dear Mr. Canham:
I have at hand a copy of the
Michigan Daily of Sunday, Dec.
3, in which some mention was
,made of your ability as a high
jumper and possibility as a movie
I am concerned with the latter
as we would like to make a
Grantland Rice Sports Short;
we can correct defects in jump-
ing form but we must have a
handsome chap for the star, as
the camera doesn't lie.
Please advise at once as to the
= time most conveilent for an in-
terview. Please do not disappoint
us, Mr. Canham, as we are count-
ing the minutes until we can
say, "Ready, Action, Camera,"
as are all the beautiful starlets
of this fair city. Ah, I wonder if
you really know how many hearts .
flutter at the very mention of
your name.
Wire your answer at once be-
cause you know, as Canham goes,
so goes the feminine population.
Yours truly,
Louis B. Mayer.
Hereafter The Daily will be known
as Central Casting.
The Amazing Freshman..
We were down watching a young
freshman named James Skinner swim
the other day. It was a revelation.
He is more fluid than the water in
which he swims.
The young Ann Arbor yearling is
the antithesis of every other breast-
stroker. Heretofore breast-stroking
was a power art. The bigger the
shoulders and the stronger the arms
then the faster they flew. Jack Kas-
ley, Johnny Higgins, Dick Hough are
all built for this killing stroke.
But not Skinner. He's long
and lean. He's young and hasn't
begun to fill out yet. But with
what ease he flies. He moves
through the resisting water like
the man on the flying trapeze
flies through the air. He's al-
ready the AAU outdoor champion
and we'll predict that Skinner
will be the first to break 2:20
for the 200-yard breast stroke in
the short course.
And while we're dreaming we'llj
find another. What a medley relay
team Matt Mann will have next year
with Skinner, Gus Sharemet in the1
free style and either Bill Beebe or
Francis Heydt as back stroker. Witht
a flying start Skinner will break a
minute and Sharemet can do 51.5 on
a hot day. Both Heydt and Beebe
will be going under a minute (both1
have done it already) and if our ad-i
dition hasn't failed us it all adds up
to about 2:51. The present national
intercollegiate record (best time re-
corded by a college team) held by Thec
Princeton team of Al Vande Wegne,i
Dick Hough and Hank Van Oss isf
2:51.9. T h e National Collegiate1
championship record is 2:54.4, set by
the same team in the Intramural PoolI
last March at the National Col-

*,* *
The current meeting of the base-t
ball purveyors of ivory in Cincinnati
brings to mind an old story about Ty
Cobb whose base running feats ares
legendary today.
Connie Mack was drilling his.
lads on the finer points of base-
ball one sunny afternoon in early 1
April. Suddenly, he turned to
Wally Schang who caught for the
Athletics in those days, and in-
terrogated, "if you were catching
and Cobb started to steal third-
base what would you do?"
Quick as a flash Schang fired back,
"Bluff the throw to third, rl Dd the
ball and tag him as he slid into home
And that is that.
Crystal Stipple Paperj

Sophomores Strengthen First
Doherty-Coached Track Team

Ken Doherty's production, "New
Faces of 1940," has two more
months of rehearsals before the cast
makes its collective debut, but al-
ready nine newcomers are shaping
up as probable point-winners for
the first Doherty-coached varsity
track team.
Only in the middle distances have
last year's freshmen failed to send
up at least one man of promise. Two
dashmen, a hurdler, two squarter-
milers, a two-miler, two pole vault-
ers and one weight man make up the
new contingent.
In the dashes, Indianapolis' Bud
Piel and Detroit's Al Thomas are
the standouts. Both are powerful
'unners and both combine other
talents with their dash abilities. Piel
turned in a :51.2 quarter-mile last
week as he competed in his first
race at that distance. He is one of

First-String Guard

the two sophomores who are expect-
ed to provide a partial solution to
thie problem of the fourth man in
the mile relay team.
Thomas Shows Promise
Thomas was easily the class of the
lowhurdlers last year, and this year
his performances over the barriers
give indication that he may bring
Michigan points in that event. Slen-
der Ray Gauthier is the high hurdle
hope of the sophs. The Shaker
Heights, Ohio, boy has been staying
right up with the veterans thus far
this year.
The third of the athletic Dobson
family of Ann Arbor, Big Bill Dobson
and Chicago's Johnny Kautz are
the quarter-mile men. The rangy
Dobson was right at Piel's heels last
week, and Kautz wasn't far behind
in his heat.
Ackerman Runs Two-Mile
The long-striding Bill Ackerman,
from Bryan, Ohio, is the besttwo-
miler since Capt. Ralph Schwarz-
kopf first reported here three years
ago. With Schwarzkopf and Brad
Heyl, he will form one of the most
formidable long-distance groups ever
to represent Michigan.
In Charlie Decker and Wayne Mc-
Master Michigan has the best duo
of pole-vaulters in its history, the
two boys having done 13 feet 5 inches.
and 13 feet respectively while in
high school.
Ostroot In Weight Events
Last, but very far from least, is
the biggest one of the newcomers,
George Ostroot. Last spring the big
boy smashed Bill Watson's fresh-
man discus record to the well-known
smithereens with heaves of almost
150 feet despite being kept from con-
centrated practice by spring foot-
ball. In addition, he is a very prom-
ising shot-putter.
With a crew like that to supple-
ment an already strong varsity, it
looks as though the Doherty era in
Michigan track should have a most
auspicious beginning.
Minor Leagues
Oppose Landis

Juniors Battle
For Wide Open
Forward Post
Cart ill, Glasser, R-11hle,
H~erriann Wage Fight-
TomH armon Reports

Starts Third Termt

With four starting posts already
clinched for the opening game with
Michigan State this Saturday at the
Field House, a battle looms ahead
this week for the fifth berth among
four juniors.
With Capt: Jim Rae at center,
Mike Sofiak at one forward, Herb
Brogan and Charlie Pink at the
guards, certain starters, Bill Cartmill
is fighting to hold the edge he has
for the second forward post, since
Joe Glasser, Bill Herrmann, and
George Ruehle are pressing right be-
hind him. Coach Bennie Ooster-
baan will have two seniors and three
juniors in the starting line-up.
Rae and Pink are the two seniors,
and the only other man playing his
last year for the Wolverines is Dave
Wood, who would be in the thick of
the fight for the last starting post
but for a charlie horse which has
kept him on the sidelines for the
past few days. It is likely that it
may keep him out of the State game.
Hammer Reports
Tom Harmon; last year's leading
scorer, reported for practice yester-
day afternoon, but stands only aI
slight chance of seeing action in the
The presence of Harmon brought
the total of juniors on the squad up
to nine as compared with the three
seniors and six sophomores, who
stand the best chance of sticking
throughout the season.
Two. other juniors besides Har-
mon and those competing for a start-
ing post are Mio Sukup, who re-
ported this week after taking a rest
following the close of the football
season, and Harold Westerman, a
reserve last year.
Westerman Injured
Westerman was putting up a
strong bid for a position among the
first ten early in the season, but a
hip injury kept him out for several
weeks and put him behind the rest
of the squad. Sukup won his letter
as a relief guard last season and is
again expected to see plenty of actiont
filling in when he, gets into form.
The leading sophomore at present
is 6 feet 5 inch Bob Fitzgerald, who
is -being worked in as Rae's under-
study and an alternate at forward.
His classmate Don Holman, who is
the scrappiest man on the floor down
at the Field House, is also putting up
a strong bid for a place in the select
circle of the first ten.
Call Plays Alternate
Right behind these players is
sophomore Norm Call, who reported
immediately after the grid season
ended and worked himself up from
the fourth stringers to an alternate
post on the second squad.
Other sophomores who are certain
to stay with the squad are Jim Gris-
sen, another gridder who reported
this week, Buck Antel, a rangy six
foot forward, an Penny Morris,
who towers 6 feet 3 inches and plays
Be A Goodfellow
Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nology 41, Harvard 28
Kansas 34, Oklahoma Aggies 30
Missouri School of Mines 55, Cen-
tral Wesleyan 21
DePauw 32, Rose Poly 27

Eleven remaining home games on Master heads this list as a peren
a twenty-game schedule character- nially powerful team. The collegian
ized by its lack of breathing space is from across the border will meet ti
the menu for Michigan's puck fans Wolverines here Saturday night.
for the 1939-40 season. The longest trip ever made by
After starting their season Satur- Michigan hockey squad is slated f
day in a style that served notice of Christmas vacation with Colorad
their intentions to maintain the Springs the goal. Lowrey's squa
eleven-year .700 win average of will make the long jaunt to me
Michigan hockey teams, the Wolver- Colorado College, Dec. 15, 16.
ines will soon be engaged in the The remainder of the Michiga
seriousness of a difficult schedule, schedule follows:
The program calls for the renewal Dec. 9 McMaster University here
of old rivalries, as well as giving Ann Dec. 15 Colorado College, there
Arbor fans their first look at Yale's Dec. 16 Colorado College, there
sextet which plays against the cream Jan. 2 Yale University, here
of collegiate squads from Harvard, Jan. 4 Michigan Tech, here
Princeton, McGill, Dartmouth, Tor- Jan. 6 Michigan Tech, here
onto and Queens. The Elis are slated Jan. 11 University of Illinois, he
to make their appearance Jan. 2. Jan. 13 University of Illinois he
Minnesota's big bad men whose Jan. 18 University Minnesota, the
annual trip to Ann Arbor calls for Jan. 20 University Minnesota, the
local rioting, renew a rivalry which Jan. 24 Ontario Agricultural
makes the gridiron feud between the College, here
two schools seem mild in compari- Feb. 10 Sarnia A.C., here
son, here Dec. 29 and Feb. 2. How- Feb. 15 Michigan Tech, there
ever, the Big Ten hockey champions Feb. 17 Michigan Tech, there
will get the first crack at Michigan Feb. 24 Paris A.C., here
this year on their home ice Jan. Feb. 19 University Minnesota, he
18, 20. March 2 University Minnesota he
Strong Canadian squads are not March 7 University Illinois, ther
lacking from the schedule, and Mc- March 9 University Illinois, ther
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Hockey Schedule Is Announced;

Michael "Mike" Sofiak, diminu-
tive junior guard, has already.
cinched a berth on the Michigan
basketball squad for Saturday's
opener with the Michigan State
Spartans. Sofiak, a Gary (Ind.)
boy, won a varsity letter last year
as a sophomore.
Trust y Toes Still
Play Deciding Role
In Football Games
ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 5. -(P)-
Trusty toes still are vital aides for
football's brain and brawn.
Field goals, the revival of which
was a major trend in 1937, supplied
the margin of victory in 73 college
games this season to lift the little
three-pointers to their most profit-
able use in years. Points after touch-
downs decided 136 other battles.
Field goals and extra points were
kind and unfavorable by turns to
many of the nation's major teams.
Notre Dame trimmed Purdue and
Georgia Tech with three-pointers,
and squeezed out one-point decisions
over Southern Methodist and Car-
negie Tech with conversions before
fate backfired in a 7-6 loss to Iowa.
Extra-point kicking kept Cornell in
unbeaten and untied ranks once.
Undefeated Tulane survived twice
with conversions, once with a 7-6
decision over Clemson and again
with a 14-14 draw against North
Most of the winning field goals-
25 more than last season-were for
short distances.
Other major elevens triumphing
on field goals included Yale, Army,
Nebraska, Missouri, Syracuse, Miss-
issippi State, Ohio State, Auburn,
Purdue, Kansas State and V.M.I.

Rulings Passed
Grip On Farm


Charley Pink, veteran forward
from Detroit, will start his third
year as a member of the Michi-
gan cage squad when the Wolver-
ines open their schedule against
Michigan State here Saturday
night. Pink along with Rae are
the two seniors with starting
Texas Aggies
To Play Tulane
Two Teams Accept Offer
To Meet In Sugar Bowl
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 5. -(MP-
The New Orleans Mid-Winter Sports
Association announced tonight that
Tulane University and Texas A. and
M. College had accepted invitations
for their football teams to play in
the, Sugar Bowl here on New Year's
Texas A. and M., undefeated and
untied in ten games, is currently
ranked as the nation's No. 1 team in
the Associated Press poll of sports
editors. Tulane, which has been tied
by North Carolina and won all the
rest of its nine-game schedule, is
No. 5.
The Sugar Bowl announcement
climaxed a day in which an offer of
$85,000 each to Texas A. and M. and
Tennessee to play in the Cotton Bowl
at Dallas failed to bring results.
For weeks it had been predicted
the Aggies, Southwest Conference
champions, and Tulane, co-cham-
pions of the Southeastern Confer-
ence, would meet in a post-season
tilt. Today's Cotton Bowl offer had
created fears that the Texas repre-
sentative would be diverted to the
Dallas game.
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CINCINNATI, Dec. 5. -(-- In
one swift swoop today, the minor
leagues told baseball's Commissioner
Kenesaw M. Landis they wanted re-
strictions on the big farm systems'
relaxed and also disposed of an im-
pressed agenda of half a hundred
proposed code changes.
The National Association of Pro-
fessional Baseball Leagues passed,
not one but several amendments up-
holding the rights of major league
clubs to aintain and increase their
relations with clubs of lesser classi-
The problem still had to come be-
fore the major leagues in their meet-
ings beginning Thursday, when Com-
missioner Landis himself will be on
hand. But most clubs in the majors
were expected to be guided by the
sentiment of the minors and there
seemed no doubt that all of today's
amendments would be incorporated
promptly into the major-minor
Dempsey Says Boxing
Needs Federal Control
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5. ---P)-
Government regulation of boxing was
advocated today by Jack Dempsey.
Speaking at the Press Club, he
said boxing as a whole "appeared to
have fallen to such a low state that
federal supervision of it might be
its salvation."
Dempsey took the occasion to
salute Gene Tunney, to whom he
lost the heavyweight title, as an
"outstanding fighter of his time." He
predicted Joe Louis would hold the
championship until he retired.

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