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By Phil Pack
A horse and a log, never ordinarily!
associated with track and field events,
X 0 2rtbest ru Victory Th hes Seconld played the most important, roles in,
Consecutie Year For Pertet the career ot "Steve" Farrell veteran
IiiutIlReet erord Michigan Track Coach, whose squads
won two Big Ten championships last
LOSE IN WATER POLO If I knew I was going to be "snow-
-- r!ed in" in a mountain cabin for twol
Michigan's victorious swimming weeks and were given my choice of'
eam resumed practice yesterday after- any one thing to help pass the time. 1
Moon for the coming Conference chain- I wouldn't pick a radio or a library!
>ionship meet, after decisively defeat- or a movie machine. I'd pick on
ng Northwestern, 49-20, in the last "Steve"' Farrell for a companion-anal
lual meet of the season last Satur- I wouldn't spend a dull minute.
lay. This is the second year in sue- Farrell was born in Rockville, Conn.,
ession that Michigan has finished the the day after Christmas, 61 years ago,
eason with a perfect dual meet rec~ but if bodily vigor, mental keenness
rd, after never having won a meet and a twinkling eye are the attributesj
vith a Conference school previous to of youth, "Steve" is a young man still.
he Chicago encounter last year. Outranking track coaches in age, his
With Rowell declared ineligible for ability, shown by the records, proves,
:ompetition just prior to the meet, that he outranks all in the ability to'
lichigan encountered no difficulty produce champions and championship
thatsoever in winning over last year's squads. "Steve" made records 40.
hampions, taking every event with years ago and his pupils tied and1
he exception - of the fancy diving broke world's record a year ago.
vhich was won by McCorrison of Farrell was never an amateur. Ati
Northwestern, with La Pook second, one time, in the old hook-and-ladder
Starrett of Michigan was third. days, heAvas captain of three profes- I
Both of the relay teams won with sional fire teams at one time. In those
ase, while Darnall took the 40 and days, iaces between rival fire brigades
00 yard free style races. With How- were as important in the public eye
11 out of the quarter-mile Samson as the big football games are today.
,nd Dunnakin finished first and sec- One of the favorite events was the
:nd over Corbett in an easy race. "hose" race, which'took place between'
amson, who had been out of the two teams of 16 men each.'
eater for two weeks, gave a splendid The host carts were placed 800
xhibition, covering the distance in yards away from dummy hydrants
:28 3-10 seconds. and when the gun barked, the hose I
Robert and John Halsted staged a cart was rushed to the dummy hy-
pectacular race in the 150 yard back drant, where the house was uncoupled, j
troke, Robert winning out over John fastened to the hydrant as the cart
y inches in the fast time of 1:53 7-10 continued 200 yards more. Then the
econds. Evanston is their home nozzle was affixed and the time regis-.
own, which may account for the fact tered. Farrell ran "lead" and was
hat both boys made better time than captain of the championship team of
hey have ever made before. Massachusetts.
Shorr and Whittingham finished There were some famous names on
.rst and second in a mediocre breast the rosters of those old teams. Keene1
troke race. Fitzpatrick, now at Princeton; "Mike"
Michigan lost a chance to bid for Murphy, former track coach at Penn,
onference water polo honors by los- Johnnie Mack, Yale. track coach and
ag to the Northwestern team, 13-9, Bill Donovan, Harvard track coach
2 a match' that was featured by great were among Farrell's intimates of the
ffensive work on the part of both fire department days. At one race at
eams. Natick, back in the '80's, the entire
I aggregation was on hand, almost ev-I
COLUMBUS. - George M. Traut- enly divided between the rival teams.:
an, assistant athletic director at Immediately after his hook-and-lad-I
hio State university today was der days, Farrell ran the 440, 880 and
amed manager of the national open the mile in the famous, old Caledonian
olf tournament to be held here July Games. One week it was New York,
9 and 10 next, on the links of the then Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago,
cioto Country Club. Buffalo--Farrell covered the circuit'
_ - for a number of years.

DEVELOPS STARS,'I Hoff Didn't Like
MEET 0DRAWt S 25f Now Look At Him
(By Associated Press)
Annual Track M~ee Wil iNke Place NEW YORK, March 1. - Charles
oight Waman m; off, Norwegian llaround athletic
jraterities Enter star whose performances have been the
sensation of the indoor track season
10 EVENTS ON PROGRAMhere, didn't like pole vaulting and

More than 250 athletes. represent-
ing 32 fraternity teams, ~HI partic-
pate in the qualifying trial., of the
annual interfraternity track t at
7 o'clock tonight at Waterman gym-
The events in which the large num-
her of entrants will compete in this1
year are the high jump, shot put,
I standing broad jump, 50 yard dash, 65
yard low hurdles, 65 yard high
Steve Farrell hurdles, 440 yard run, 880 yard run,
/ and the mile run.
It was then that he made the stand- As a necessary precaution, stepsI
in back jump record of 11 feet-and 1 have been taken by officails of the
only a week ago, in competition with meet to secure physicians from theI
some 20 21-year old Michigan track health service to make a heart exami-'
athletes, this 61-year old-young man nation of all those competing in the
jumped over eight feet and beat them ,440, 880, and he mile runs. None will
all! After his fourth year on the be allowed to compete until they are
Caledonian circuits, Farrell also took examined.
party in the hurdles. The qualifying trials as well as the
Thirty-five years ago Farrell began finals, which are scheduled for Th'urs-
to confine his activities to the 100 and day night, will be officiated by Charles
300 dash events, pre.paratory to train- Hoyt, varsity trainer and freshman
ing for entry in the Sheffield Handi- track coach.
cap, the premier track event of the
world, held yearly at Sheffield, Eng- . .
land.to America from his first victory, Far-
low Farrell went to England, back- rell took third in a race held at Gosh-
ed by citizens of Leicester and won en, Id., to determine the Champion
the $15,000 purse against a field of of America.
" ' u M " (To be Continued)

took it up under protest but today me
stands in a class by himself, in this
spectacular specialty, holder of all.


world's records, indoors or out.
It was little more than four years
ago that this slim, dark-haired young-
ster--then 19 and now only 23-first
took a vaulting pole in his hands. Yet
within less than a year he had soared
to a world's record height, 13 feet 6 in-
ches. Since then he has improved hisI
own mark four times until now it is
13 feet 11 13-16 inches.
Indoors, this "Vaulting Viking,'"
adapting himself to. new conditions
and a strange setting, has shattered
records with this same reckless aban-
W. Kreigsman, who serves as Nor-
way's national track and field direc-
tor, is his coach and counselor.
"Most of my athletic experience had
been in running, cross-country and
jumping," Hoff explains. "I didn't
like the idea of pole vaulting, but my
coach was convinced I would make
good at it. He thought my build and
equipment suited to this event and
finally persuaded me to try it.

GFQDE F Name Pairings In
Second Round C
With the season rapidly approach- With the first round of compe
ing, the. golf squad was given its first completed, the Michigan Unio
workout of the season yesterday af- nounced the pairings of the s
ternoon at the new net in the YostI round in the all-campus billiar
field h T ibowling tournament yesterday.
similart thued n i t gf Union officials also announced th
similar to that used inindoor golfseconld round matches must be p
schools. off not later than 11 o'clock tom
The present squad wili lpractice night.
every Monday, Wednesday andThurs- The bowlers are reporting
day afternoons at the field house. qualifying, lines faster than wa
With the aid of the new facilities the lpected, and unless the few rema
I team will be able to round into shape men, who have not reported
before the outdoor links are in playa- scores, turn in higher totals tha
ble condition, looked for, the 16 qualifiers fo
The present indoor squad, composed ' second round are already deterr
of Captain Feeley, Hasting, Newman, Resman, with a total of 651,
Cole, Goodspeed, Berglin, Werner, the list, his closest rival being
Quirk, Connor, and Glover, was select- mer, with X71. Bumpus, lastY
ed by their showing made in the tour- champton, could not duplicate hi
neys last fall, and the net is reserved liant record, scoring only 53
for their exclusive use. Any mren who though the score was high e
desire to try out for the indoor squad to allow him to compete in the s
are urged to report to Feeley at the round.
field house any afternoon when the The qualifying lines in the d
squ tl is holding a practice. Coach tournament have not as yet been
Wells will soon designate a time for a pleted, so the eight highest teams
trial test for all men who wish to j not be determined. All teams a
try out for the team. minded, however, that the first
must be reported to the Union no
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Twenty-one world series of basball
games have been played between the
j American and National Leagues, and

l men wtz ne Stranger s mark
handicap is still a story of English
athletics. Twice later Farrell entered
the Sheffield Handicap, but took first
place but once more. On his return
Coach Farrell will hold time
trials in the half -mile at 4:15
o'clock this afternoon to deter-
mine the men who will compose
the two mile relay team that has
been entered in the Michigan
j State college indoor meet which
will be held at East Lansing
Besides the two mile team, in-
dividual performers on the team
have been entered in the various
events, and a squad of 30 men
will be taken to the meet. I

- - -during that time only four pitchers
The Caughnawaga ice hockey team I have won three games in one series
of Canada is a speedy group of In- Iwithout losing any. They were Babe
dians with Louis Curotte goal-tender, Adams, Stan Coveleskie, Christy Math-
who weighs over 400 pounds. ewson, and Jack Coombs.

y looo ,ogers tornsb~y, (xeorge et than tonight.
Sisler, Tris Speaker, Babe Ruth, Har-
ry Heilmann, Eddie Roush and Eddie IOWA CITY. - Nick Kutsch, who
Collins are the only major league was a sensation of the 1925 football
players who have maintained a bat- season as an Iowa halfback, has re-
ting average of .300 or better over a I ported for baseball. He hopes to hold
10 year period.' down a place on the infield.
a 00


August i*s


Tom Gibbons, veteran heavyweight
xer of St. Paul, and the only man
'e to stay in the ring 15 rounds with
Lck Dempsey since the latter became
Tampion, has retired from the° ring.
Afcade-"Sally of the Sawdust,"
with W. C. Fields and Carol
Dempster. I




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Kitty Kelly."
Bonstelle Playhouse (Detroit)-
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Shubert Lafayette (Detroit) -
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New Detroit (Detroit) - "The
Show-Off," with Louis John
Bartels and Helen Lowell.

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