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'M' Virtually Wraps Up.
Big Ten Tennis Crown

Track Stars Hold Field Marks

Special to The Daily
EAST LANSING - Michigan's,
tennis team continued to make a
shambles of the Big Ten tennis
tournament yesterday as every
man in the Wolverine delegation
swept through their semifinal
Never before in the history of
the Big Ten meet has there been
such a great total of points
amassed by one school at this
point. Michigan's total going into
today's championship matches is
60 points, with Illinois far behind
with 40 points.
Minnesota and Iowa are third
with 18 each, while host Michi-
gan State has 15 points for fifth.
None of the Wolverines has yet
lost a contest. The margin of
points thus accumulated is so
great that only Illinois stands a
remote chance of catching Michi-
gan. The Illini could win only if
every "M" netter lost and the re-
maining Illini won all their
The most controversial of to-
day's championship matches will
involve Michigan captain= Jon
Erickson and top-seeded Hawkeye
Andrews in today's finals.
Erickson knocked out highly-
rated Mike Field of Indiana, 6-2,
8-6. Erickson was effective and
consistent as always, rushing the
net and overpowering his oppo-
Gerry Dubie picked up the
second win of the day for the
Wolverines by downing another
Hoosier, Jack Fitzpatrick, 6-4,
6-1. Dubie, who won without too
much effort, will meet Illinois'
Bob Breckenridge in the finals.
Bob Sassone steadied himself
in time to beat Ohio State's Denny
Nabors, 7-5, 6-4, in an error-filled
match. Minnesota's Ray Raddse-
vich will oppose Sassone in the
third-singles finals.
Larry Zaitzeff got an early edge
on Minnesota's Dan Olson to down
him, 6-1, 8-6. The Wolverine will
Host Gophers
Michigan's baseball team, rained
out of yesterday's game with Iowa,
hosts Big Ten leader Minnesota
todayin a morning-afternoon twin
bill at Ferry Field.
Game times are 10:30 and 3:30.

oppose Illinois' Joe Epkins for
fourth-singles honors this after-
In fifth singles, Frank Fulton
squeezed by Ohio State's Jake
Schlosser in the day's most inter-
esting contest. Fulton lost the first
set, 4-6 and was down 4-5 in the
second before he let loose.
Fulton went on to win the next
three games to take that set, 7-5,
and then had to battle to the fin-
ish in the final set, 6-4.
Wayne Peacock will defend his
number six singles crown today as
a result of his victory over an-
other Illinois representative, Bob
Landsford. Peacock moved to the
final round by coasting to a 6-4,
6-4 triumph.
In doubles, the Mutt and Jeff
combination of John Wiley and
Fulton took quarter- and semi-

final wins in third doubles. Min-
nesota's Bruce Mikkelson and
Ralph Olson were 6-4, 6-3 vic-
tims in the quarters. Nabors and
Fred Rothmuller of OSU fell in
the semis, 6-2, 6-3.
Erickson and Dubie dueled
Iowa's highly-rated Al Holtmann-
Breckenridge duo in a climactic
match for Michigan. A victory
meant security; a loss a possible
close battle for the team title.
'We Can Relax'
Both Dubie and Erickson didn't
appear to be in their stride at the
start, but soon pulled away to a
6-3, 6-1 victory.
The final Wolverine entrants of
the long day's activity were Pea-
cock and Zaitzeff, playing number
two doubles. They dropped MSU's
Foster Hartman-and Bob Sassack
without much difficulty, 6-1, 6-2.


Balanced 'M' Linksmen
Pace Field into Final 36

(Continued from Page 1)
On the other hand, Purdue's
Jon Konsek was the only player
to break par on the back nine
with a 35, although many
matched par 36. This helps to
prove the toughness of the course,
along with the fact that Konsek,
who had 152 yesterday, led with
144 last year, and 152 was only
good for a tie for 10th.
Michigan's Dick Youngberg, the
last player to finish, also had 152
to pace the leaders' charge to the
front. As elated Coach Bert Katz-
enmeyer remarked, "There is an
adage which says, 'get a lead and
keep it'."
The Wolverines showed excel-
lent team balance in taking a
one-stroke lead after the morning
round over Ohio, 383-382, and
adding two more to it in the aft-
ernoon. /
Iarry Markman and Ray Lovell
each had a 77 and a 78 for 155,
Joe Brisson a pair of 78s for 156,
Pat Keefe a 75 and 83 for 158,
and Chuck Blackett had a bad
day with 81-83-164.
"However, Chuck is not out
yet," said Katzenmeyer, "he can
come back strong today. We still
have six men in the race."

The weather undoubtedly had
a lot to do with the scores yes-
terday and today's forecast is for
mostly cloudy with a chance of
rain before noon, with a 10-20
mile wind coming from the north-
For those interested spectators
here are today's 'M' starting
times: Blackett, 8:04 and 12:59;
Youngberg, 8:32 and 1:27; Lovell,
8:46 and 1:41; Markman, 8:53 and
1:40; Brisson, 9:00 and 1:55; and
Keefe, 9:07 and 2:02.
Broadcast Meets
Two local radio stations will
cover Michigan sports events
today. WOIA (1290) will con-
duct a program from 2-6 p.m.,
with Daily sports reporters as
guests, of three Big Ten meets
-the Michigan-Minnesota
doubleheader, state prep track J
championships, and the Inter-
state Conference track meet.
WUOM-FM (91.7) plans to
have direct coverage of Ferry
Field track results, plus reports
on other events, on a program
lasting from 1:35-2 p.m. and
2:40 p.m. until the track meet
is over.


by Jim Benagh, Sports Editor
Just for the Record
N THE SPORT of track and field, history and records are synony-
mous. And at Ferry Field, the slate of field records and exceptionally-
great performances are synonymous.
The present archives are dotted with such former world record-
holders as Jesse Owens, hurdler Jack Davis and Charlie Fonville.
Others like Ernie Shelton, Sam Iness and Arnie Sowell set field marks,
too, at a time when they were the greatest in the world in their
respective events.
. It's because of these all-time greats that for each record at the
staid old cinder track there is a special story. Event by event, here
they are:
100-yd. dash, 220, low hurdles and broadl jump-In the history of
track, the 14 Olympic meets included, no athilete has ever matched the
performance of Jesse Owens here on May 25, 1935. The famous "Ebony
Express" cracked three world records and tied another (see letter
below). Owens was remarkable all day long. In the century sprint, he
brought the world record back to the United States-it had been held
solely by South African Dan Joubert. In the furlong he set a mark
that went untouched for 13 years. The 220-yd. low hurdles was the
last event and, thanks to an attentive announcer, had the crowd in
complete silence and awe. Owens' broad-jump performance is still by
far the oldest world record in the book. The 26'8Y4" leap, unlike many
other present records, has never been bettered in practice, on a foul,
or unofficially! It is seven years older than the second most ancient
mark-Cornelius Warmerdam's 15'7%" pole vault.
440-yd. dash-Quartermiler Jim Lea, the former Southern Cali-
fornia great, follows true-to-form the majority of those who establislhed
Ferry Field standards: 12 of 13 record breakers have won the NCAA
championship at least'twice.
880-yd. run-Today George Kerr will try to assault not only the
field mark by Arnie Sowell-but the Big Ten, collegiate and possibly
world's best. Kerr has been timed as low as 1:46.1 unofficially in a
leg of a relay. The world's best is 1:46.8.
Mile and two-mile runs-Michigan stars John Ross and Don
McEwen set these marks in the 1952 season but a pair of Michigan
Staters could lower both those times today. MSU's Bob Lake, who has
found Ferry Field to his liking for record-breaking, has run the mile
In 4:04.9 this year. He set the state prepr 880 record the last time he
ran here. Spartan coach Fran Dittrich expects him to be around 4:04
today. Dittrich thinks his other ace, Crawford Kennedy, can record a
9:00 clocking in the two mile to wreck McEwen's standard.
High hurdles-Jack Davis, an Olympic champ, took advantage of
the Pacific Coast-Big Ten dual meet series a half-dozen years ago to
win top billing in this event.
Pole vault-Local fans are still talking about the day three weeks
ago when five vaulters soared over 14'-and three of them went on to
14'93/a". Vaulters Bob Gutowski, Mel Schwarz and Eeles Landstrom
share the mark. Landstrom, the giant Michigan ace, hopes to get that
record back in his scrap book today when he may be competing in
the United States for the last time. He leaves for his homeland Tues-
day. The faned "Flying Finn" said he has been vaulting better than
ever in practice recently.
Weight events-Charlie Fonville, 19,5-lb. Wolverine, tossed the
steel ball 56'10%" at a time when the world shot put record was 57'1".
Fonville made the put during a two-month rampage, in which he
bettered 56'9" nine times and culminated -the spurt with a record
58'%". Sam Iness, one of the three outstanding discus throwers in
history, holds the field standard at 178'5%/"-less than seven feet off
the present world record.
High jump-Ernie Shelton, another Southern Cal star, tried to
reach the seven-foot barrier for the first time. He had to settle for
"only" 6'101", but won the NCAA championship here in doing so.




Ten o verines Qualify for Finals
(Continued from Page 1)



meets until today's effort. Bird,
who was having trouble with his
approach, got off a jump of 24'5%"
on his final try, to take second
Forman took third, Stan Morrow
of Minnesota fourth, and George
Ward of Michigan State, fifth.
The only other event finished
yesterday was the discus. Ohio
State dominated this event, taking
first place on the strength of
Larry Schmalenberger's 'toss of
159'91", OSU's George Mirka took
second and Bill Fields tied for
Trio Leads Michigan
Carrying the brunt of the Wol-
verine attack today will be Robin-
son, John Gregg and Pete Stanger.
These three each qualified in two
events to account for six of Michi-
gan's ten qualifications.

Robinson won his heat in the
100-yd. dash in :10, edging out
Miller of Illinois by an eyelash. He
then came back to sneak into the
220 finals by placing fourth in his
heat, while running on the leg that
has been troubling him since the
Penn Relays.
Gregg also placed in these two
events. He put on a burst of speed
to take second in his century heat,
nipping touted Del Coleman of
Rough Road Ahead
Stanger qualified in both the
120-yd. high and the 220-yd. low
hurdles, but appears to have an
uphill fight ahead of him. In the
highs, he will have to face de-
fending titlist Willie May of In-
diana (co-holder of the meet rec-
ord) and Dave Odegard, who
topped him in yesterday's heat.

When he comes back for the
lows, he will again face May and
also teammate Dick Cephas, the
two heat winners.
Other Wolverine qualifiers in-
clude Marsh Dickerson in the 440-
yd. dash and Tony Seth and Earl
Deardorff in the 880.
Russia May
Help Detroit,
Get Olympics
MUNICH (/P)-Informed sources
said yesterday Soviet Russia has
decided to throw its support to
Detroit as the site for the 1964
Olympic Games.
Russia controls 10 to 12 votes in
the International Olympic Com-
mittee, which opens its meetings
here today. With the support the
United States can muster, Rus-
sia's endorsement might be enough
to tip the scales for Detroit.
Miss No-Hitters
Two American league pitchers,
Paul Foytack of Detroit and Hoyt'



Records and Challengers


Ferry Field

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Major League Standings

W L Pct. GB
Milwaukee 22 11 .667 -
x-San Francisco 19 16 .543 4
x--Los Angeles 20 18 .520 4y2
Chicago 20 19 .513 5
Cincinnati 18 18 .500 51/
Pittsburgh 17 18 .486 6
St. Louis 15 21 .417 81/2
Philadelphia 12 22 .353 10/
St. Louis 3, Chicago 1 (14 Innings)
Milwaukee 10, Philadelphia 5
Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 3
x-Last night's game incomplete,
1-1 tie, 11 innings.
San Francisco at Los Angeles (N)
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
Milwaukee at Philadelphia
St. Louis at Chicago

W L Pct. GB
Cleveland 22 11 .667 -
Chicago 23 13 .639 1/2
Baltimore 21 15 .583 2%
Kansas City 15 18 .455 7
Washington 17 21 .447 71/2
Boston 15 19 .441 71/
Detroit 13 21 .382 9/
New York 12 20 .375 9%z

100-yd. dash
220-yd. dash
440-yd. dash
880-yd. dash
Mile Run
Two-Mile Run
High Jump
Broad Jump
Pole Vault
Shot Put
120-yd. high hurdle
220-yd. low hurdles


:09.4 Owens, OSU (1935)
:20.3 Owens, OSU (1935)
:46.7 Lea, USC (1954)
1:50.5 Sowell, Pitt. (1954)
4:10.7 Ross, MICH. (1952)
9:01.8 McEwen, MICH. (1952)'
6'10/4" Shelton, USC (1954)
26' 8/41'~ Owens, OSU (1935)
14' 93%s" Landstrom, MICH.,
Gutowski, Schwarz,
Quantico Marines (1959)
56'101" Fonville, MICH. (1948)
178' 5%s" Iness, USC (1953)
es :13.8 Davis, USC (1953)
s :22.6 Owens, OSU (1935)
Corley, 1ll. (1954)


Robinson, MICH.
Robinson, MICH.
Nixon, Wis.
Kerr, Ill.
Lake, MSU
Kennedy, MSU
Haisley, Ill.
Event Over
Stewart, 111.
Event Over
May, Ind.
Cephas, MICH.



Owens Recalls Moments of Triumph

(Below is a letter from Jesse
Owens describing therday he broke
three world records and tied an-
other in the Big Ten meet in Ann
Chicago, Ill.
To The Michigan Daily:.
Perhaps the most vivid in the
minds of most people would be the
victories that I gained in the 1936
Olympics. But in my own opinion,
I would think of that day on May
25, 1935, at Ferry Field as the most
interesting and greatest thrill of
my entire career.
In the Big Ten, which must be

I persuaded Larry (Snyder), my
coach, to at least let me try the
100 and if I didn't do well in the
finals then we would withdraw
from the rest of the races.
Event by event, here is what I
In the 100, we were thinking of
my back more than anything, and
at no time all day did I think of
When the running broad jump
began, our objective was to get a
good jump in order that we might

In the 220-yard low hurdles, the
coach and I felt that perhaps this
would be the toughest to win. Bob
Osgood of the U. of M. was a very
fine hurdler and possessed a great
deal of speed and stamina. If we
could reach the first hurdle before
he did we had a fairly decent
chance of winning. As you may
recall from the account of the
meet, I was able to reach that
hurdle first and was able to beat
the great hurdler.
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