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"JTHE MICHIGAN DAILY

P,,i F THPUEs

FluyRidden restling eam
Weidig, Paup T
Out Of Tough
Spartan Clash
Wolverines Will Default
In 128-Pound Match;
Galles To Meet Hutson
(Continued from }age 1)

To Invade East Lansing Today

4
ft still StOel

Bio Te Race;
Varsity Ninth

For Strong Track Aggregation
By HAL WILSON sophomores, Frank McCarthy and
Despite the loss of 10 lettermen Neil ManentvrP wh h bv h

The Spartans have won in the sane
fashiontover Wheaton College and
Ohio State.
With exceptions in the two flu-
ridden classes, Coach Cliff Keen in-
tends to start the same Wolverines
that faced Northwestern here on
January 18. Jim Galles, Art Paddy,
and sophomore Ray Deane will each
be after a third straight victory.
Deane will attempt to lengthen his
streak 'of falls to three against a
tough Spartan opponent. Varsity
gridder, Jack Butler should do better
than he did last week against North-
western's Lyman Grover, when he
lost his match by default by using an
illegal body slam from a standing po-
sition.
PROBABLE LINEUP:
121-pounds: Klemach, Michigan,
against Jennings, State.
128-pounds: Defaulted by Michi-
gan.
136-pounds: Deane, Michigan,
against Merrill, State..
145-pounds: Mary Becker, Michi-
gan, against Maxwell, State.
155-pounds: Combs, Michigan,
against Riggs, State.
165-pounds: Paddy, Michigan,
against Novak, State,
175-pounds: Galles, Michigan
against Hutson, State.
Unlimited: Butler,.Michigan,
against Thompson, State.
Cobb Proposal
Taken Lightly
By Fisher, Gee
Ty Says That Expansion
Of Home Plate Gives
Edge To Pitchers
By MYRON DANN
Ty Cobb's recent proposal to ex-
pand the width of home plate from'
17 inches to 19 inches is not being
accepted too well in most quarters,
nor does it strike a responsive note
with Ray Fisher, varsity baseball
coach, or with pitcher Johnny Gee,
former member of the Michigan base-
ball team and now on the roster of
the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The "Georgia Peach" recommended
that, becausebaseball is all offense
now, with defense having little or
no chance, the plate should be in-
creased in size. Ty claims this would
give the pitcher a real advantage be-
cause the number of long hits would
be cut down and there would once
again be pitchers like Pete Alexander,
Christy Mathewson and Herb Pen-
nock, who pitched with control and
brains. %
Better Attendance
Cobb further maintained that the
proposed rule would bring back into
circulation thousands of fans who
quit the parks for the movies when
the lively ball made baseball a slug-
ging match instead of one in which
brains and speed played a part.
Commenting on the proposed rule
Coach Fisher pointed out, "the in-
creased size of the plate would make
the players use longer bats and con-
sequently raise havoc with their bat-,
ting stance."
Gee Disagrees
Pirate Pitcher Gee disagrees with
Cobb, saying "the only thing that will
give the pitchers a real break is by
getting rid of the lively ball."
Although Fisher maintained that
he personally liked the dead ball be-
cause it gave the outfielders chance
to throw base runners out, and in
general because the defense had more
of a chance. He thinks the matter
should be left up to the fans as to
what kind of baseball they like.
High Scores Popular

The Michigan coach thinks the
fans have already decided that they
like high scoring games, or a strong
offense because of the huge crowdsf
that attend the parks today as com-
pared to those that witnessed ball
Get the Habit
SAVE at
CANTON'S

XfandIler, Sofiak, Brogan who walked the graduation gang- well over the 6 foot 2 inch mark.
Ranik Amiionig Leaders plank last June, Michigan will in Also Michigan's best bet in
In Conference Scoring 1941 once again send forth a strong, broad jump, McCarthy has done
well-balanced track outfit into in- feet 6 inches in this event an
If the Wolverine cagers can derive door cinder warfare. improving steadily. The annour
some measuie of consolation from Indiana I4 Powerful Imnnt of the loss of Minnesota's C
Monday night's defeat, it might pos- Whether or not Coach Ken Doher-
sibly be the fact that it's never any ty's second Wolverine varsity team ference champion, Welles Hodge
disgrace to be beaten by "the best can successfully defend its string of to Uncle Sam's military service al
in the business." the broad jump situation consi
For that's exactly what the Var- ably, throwing it wide open.
city's Indiana conquerors must be - Decker Is Back
rated at the present stage of the BigL tee-vu fock
Ten basketball race. The Hoosiers Leading the pole-vault forces is
are all alone at the top of the Con- for Charlie Decker, who has cle
I ference scramble with a record of the bar at 13 feet 6 inches, and
three victories in as many games as should be one of the best vau
the Big Ten campaign reaches the in the Conference. Jack McMa
midway vacation lull. n hoedConfrtne. a
Coach Branch McCracken's quin- . tied for fourth in last y
t s lhve a tentsranddoor meet, is also back 'to lend
tet shudhvr ateo t ad strength to the squad. Bob Sel
to maintain its lofty, perch, however, Wilbert Wedenoja and Bob Can]
when the Hoosiers meet their tradi- form a promising sophomore tri
tional rival, Purdue, at Lafayette, In the shot put Doherty ha
Saturday.nmbrostogm ,icu
Should Indiana be upset, Wis- number of strong men, inclu
consin's second place Badgers, who :. Bob Hook, who has bettered 47
have compiled a record of five wins consistently in practice, and vet
against a single setback, are ready -Tommy Lawton, as well as a pa
to jump into the Hoosiers' top posi- newcomers, gridder Rudy Sengel
tion. has tossed the iron apple aroun

the
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Capt. Bill Combs on the left,
.: :":::.:":.. ' seeks his 19th straight win in the
S/ dual meet with Michigan State :. to-
......day. Marvin lBecker, abvis18
pounds. Art Paddy, right, is 165.
Raph Sh warzkjzfs FaingRae
'Are Due To Lack OfGood Condition

BIG TEN STANDINGS

By HOE SELTZER
AST YEAR Ralph Schwarzkopf,
captain of the Wolverine track
forces, was one of the best if not the
best collegiate two-milers in the na--
tion. And this year, within two
weeks, he has placed sixth and fifth
respectively in his specialty, where aI
year ago he was never any worse than
in show position when the winners'
names were chalked up.
All of which causes more than
one track devotee to ask: how comes
this about?
Let Schwarzie tell you himself
about his performance in the Veteran
of Foreign Wars meet:
"They made me set the pace,"
he says. "They just dropped be-
hind me and there I was in front,
running eat y, saving myself. Then
with two laps to go Rice and Lash
made their bid and tried to meet
it. But something was wrong. I
just couldn't turn it on, there was
nothing left. I've never felt likeI
that before. Something was wrong."
So Ralph finished sixth when Greg
Rice won in a mediocre 9:12, a full
eight seconds slower' than Schwarzie's
best time. But what really hurt was
that he was even beaten by Joe Mc-
Cluskey, whom all the other track-
men call "Mister" out of respect for
his age.
THEN last Saturday the finished
fifth in the two-mile in theI
Prout games. And more than one
of the loyal sports fans reading of
it in the paper, snorted to the ef-
feet that Ralph was washed up. But
these hasty critics did not know
the whole story:
At the mile and a half mark Rice,
Lash and Schwarzkopf were running
in that order so close together that
it looked like the start of the race
instead of the three-quarter mark.
The time was 6:46 which may be
significant to but few people until it
games when Cobb used to slide
around the bases.
Fisher concluded by saying that
"all legislation undertaken by the
baseball moguls in the last several
years has been designed to aid the
offense, and that is why Ty Cobb's
suggestion is not likely to be acted
upon."

is pointed out that the time of the
record breaking mile and a half run
in the Finnish Relief Fund meet last
year, when Ralph crossed the line a
step behind Don Lash, was 6:39. That;
is to say the first three-fourths of
that race Saturday night were run
at distinctly more than a dog-trot.
And Schwarzie stayed right up there
with the boys.
The fact that he faded in the
last half-mile and finished fifth is

but anti-climactical and only indi-
cates that he's not in shape.
So O.K., he's not in condition yet.
But just wait a few weeks until
those pins of his regain thedendur-
ance they had the night he drubbed
Taisto Maki here last year, Maybe
he won't even be ready by this Satur-
day, when he runs in the Millrose
Games. But keep your gleamers on
him Feb. 15, when he runs in the
New York A.C. meet.
Then we'll see.

f W
Indiana..........3
Wisconsin ...... 5
Illinois ......... 3
Iowa 2
Ohio State..... 3
Minnesota ......3
Purdue.......
Northwestern ... 1
MICHIGAN .... 1
Chicago ... 0

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0
1
1
1
2
2
5
6
3

Pts
141
254
176
128
236
183
117
199
262
99

Opp
107
219
164
124
209
176
137
226
287
146

feet and Gene Hirsch.
Varsity Cagers
To Meet Frosh

WES ALLEN
seven consecutive Conference indoor
crowns against the onslaught of a
very powerful Indiana crew which
was virtually untouched by gradu-
ation, however, is a question which
will remain unanswered until March
8, the date of the Western Confer-
ence championships.

Yearlings
Under

Get
Fire

First Test
Today

Change In Collegiate Wrestling
Rules Provides Greater Thrills

Michigan's Jim Mandler, Mi
Sofiak and Captain Herb rog
were among the leaders in the Co
ference individual scoring race f
lowing the weekend games.
Gene Englund of Wisconsin toss
in 16 against OSU, Saturday,
maintain his lead, while Ohio Stat
Dick Fisher connected with 24 poi
against Minnesota, Monday, to p
up in a tie for runner-up hon
with Mandler. Sofiak was in four
place and Brogan tied for sixth.

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an
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01-

By LYONS HOWLAND
One of the main topics of conver-
sation on the Wolverine wrestling
front these days is this year's revi-
sion of wrestling rules by the Nation-
al Collegiate Athletic Association.
-Designed to make wrestling more
interesting to the spectator, the
change, which the Big Ten has now
been using three years, consists in
establishing a point system to deter-
mine winners of matches.
Previous to this year, the situation
was such that all matches held un-
der the auspices of the N.C.A.A. were
nine minutes long, with the referee
deciding the winner. Comment came
time and time again that nine min-
utes of straight wrestling was boring
from the spectator's standpoint, and
that without some kind of point sys-
tem, no spectator knew who was
winning.
This year, however, officials of the
N.C.A.A. decided that wrestling could
be one of the country's leading show
sports. A point system similar to the
one which the Big Ten has been us-
ing was initiated. Matches are now
composed of three three-minute peri-
ods, during which the referee awards
points for take-downs, escapes, re-
versals of position, near-falls and
time advantage.
Under the new rules, if a fall is
gained by a contestant in the first
three-minute period, he wins. How-
ever, if he gains a fall in the second
period, his opponent gets another
chance to show it was all a mistake
by getting an advantage position in
the third period.
Glad that non-conference oppon-

ents of Michigan can now use a
point system, Coach Cliff Keen says
"The initiation of the point system
will make wrestling a much more
interesting sport, from the competi-I
tor's as well as the spectator's stand-
point."
Purdue Trounces Detroit
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Jan. 28-(, P)--
Purdue University returned to hardy
wood action after an examination
layoff and defeated the University
of Detroit, 38 to 16, tonight in a drab
non-conference game.
Purdue's tight defense had the
Titans helpless in the first half,
which ended 19-6. In the second per-
iod Detroit missed many shots and
was outclassed by Purdue reserves
as well as the regulars.

THE LEADERS
FG FT
Englund, Wis. ...28 21
Fisher, OSU ....30 4
MANDLER, M. 26 12
SOFIAK, M. ....20 21
Clason, N.W.....23 9
Kotz, Wis. ......20 8
BROGAN, M. ...19 10
Carlson, Minn. . .17 13

TP
77
64
64
61
55
48
48
47

PI
12
12
9
8
11
8
7
9

An encouraging factor for Maize
;ed and Blue fans is the added strength
to which looms in the field events.
e'sI High Jump Strength
nts Best fortified, perhaps, is the high
ull jump. Capt. Don Canham, National
ors Collegiate and Big Ten titleholder,
rth appears to be the class of the Con-
ference. Lanky Wes Allen, who
leaped 6 feet 714 inches as a sopho-
more two years ago, is back again
PG after a knee injury, and has already
.8 done 6 feet in practice without ill
.8 effects.
.1 In addition Doherty has a pair of
.0
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.4
of1

Just how good is this year's promis-
ing batch of freshman basketball tal-
ent?
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan will have
a chance to find out for himself to-
day at 4 p.m. when the yearlings will
be tested in a regulation game against
the Wolverine varsity at Yost Field
House.
TheVarsity will employ its regular
lineup, while Freshman Coach Ray
Fisher will select his starting five
from a group that includes: Ralph
Gibert, Wally Spreen, Morrie Bik-
off, Bob Shemky, Wait Freihofer,
Merv Pregulman and Bill MacCon-
nachie.
Freshmen John O'Hara, Marty
Cooper and Harrison Caswell are
among the others who will see ac-
tion against the Varsity.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Defiance College 59, University
Mexico 54.
Georgia 59, Mercer 47.
University of Virginia 37, Unive
sity of Richmond 22.
Calvin 77, Ferris 46.
Lawrence Tech 43, Assumption

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