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-'AGE 9,
Varsity Percentage Shows Fall
as Teams Lose More Than
Half of the Time.
Athletic fortunes of Michigan
teams, usually in the ascendancy
over Conference rivals in dual com-
petition, did not fare so well in the
1929-30 season just closed. In 62
contests with other Big Ten teams,
the Wolverines emerged victorious
on 37 occasions, while they lost 21
encounters to the opposition. Four
games ended in tie scores.
This gives Michigan a percentage
of .638 in Conference dual compe-
tition, a mark considerably lower
than thatrofthe last three years.
Michigan's percentage of victories
in dual contests has been steadily
declining since 1926. In the 1926-
27 season the Wolverines registered
53 wins for the high percentage of
.841. This dropped to .705 during
the 1927-28 season, while it took
another slump to .690 last year.
Minnesota proved the- easiest foe
for Maize and Blue teams to con-
quer, the Gophers winning only a
single con'test out of 10 scheduled
during the season, while 'another
ended in a tie. The hockey team
was responsible for both this loss
and tie game. Chicago was also
an easy victim, losing seven out of
eight to the Wolverines.
Purdue, Illinois, and Northwest-
ern were the only three Conference
schools to do better than break
even against Michigan. The Wolves'
won only one-third of their con-
tests from each of these rivals. Il-
linois and Purdue vanquished the
Maize and Blue in the three major
sports of football, basketball, and{
baseball without a defeat. The on-
ly game played with Iowa, that in
(Contnued on Page 7).




DAILY WEDN~$DAY, 3UN~ 4; 1930







(By Associated Presi)
ORANGEBURG, N. Y.,--Ten set-
ting suns from the night he will
climb into the ring in thehYankee
stadium to battle Max Schmeling
for the heavyweight championship,
Jack Sharkey is coasting down the
home stretch of his conditioning
campaign, calm and confident that
the title will stay as it always has)
-in America.
For Sharkey this is the greatest
test of his carer. He fought and lost
to Jack Dempsey when all the fistic
world still lay before him. He "tin-
canned" through two vital str'ug-
gles with Johnny Risko and Tom
Heeney with a shot at Gene Tun
ney's title 'resting on the outcome
Now he is up there for the thirO
and most i'mportant time.
Apparently, the Boston sailor
man, - a strange fighting creature
of moods and temperament, now
realizes at 27 that championshipj
opportunities will come to him only
just so long.
Tank Marks Approved
by Federation Board'
(By Associated Press)
BERLIN-The International Am-I
ateur Swimming federation's 1930
meeting wound up today with the!
re-election of virtually the whole
slate of officers and directors and
the decision to hold the next meet-
ig in Los Aneles i n uA st, 19$2.
Daniel J. Ferris, the only American
delegate present, extended the in-
vitation for the meeting to: be held
in Los Angeles..
Five marks made recently by
American swimmers were recog-
nized by the federations as newc
world records. Josephine McKim,v
Los Angeles, A. C. ttar, set two ofr
these and Walter Laufer, Chicago;t
George Kojac, New York and Al- I
bina Osipowitch, Worcester, Mass.,r
accounted for the others.v


After adding to his laurels the S lU ___9P91
. ~most coveted golf title, 'the British
amateur championship last week, Wolverihe Pole Vaulter Chosen
<wBobby Jones, American golf wizard, to Lead 1931 Michigan
k :is now on 'the continent turning! Cinder Team.

in record score cards on foreign
links. His latest achievement is a
victory over Andre Vagliano and
Marcel Dellemagne in a best ball
tourney in which the Atlantan was;
j paired up with Harrison Johnston,

amateur champion of the United
Jones' performance was three
strokes better than par, golf for the
Saint Germain course. His oppon-
ent Dellemagne who last week won
the French profesional champion-
ship, one up in an 18-hole match,
was playing on his own course and
also bettered par with a 72. The
American's card showed a 37 out
and a 33 in for a total of 70. Par
for the course is 73.
For the first nine holes the Am-
ericans were at a disadvantage
with Jones playing off form. He
failed to win a hole on the way out
and the Americans were down at
the turn. However, the Atlanta at-
torney came back on the second
ern Confer- nine to outplay his opponents with
the individ- a fine exhibition of championship
artin; R. H. golf.
On the eleventh hole Jones
chalked up an eagle two. He follow-
Given ed this with a string of five fours,
With Jones shooting a three on
Release the seventeenth hole, the Ameri-
e 3-Grover cans came to the final one up, and
veteran a half on the last hole decided the
, ,, , -4 ;match.


John L. Pottle, '31A, Varsity pole
vaulter, was chosen captain of the
Michigan track team for 1931 yes-
terday, according to an announce-
ment by Coach Steve Farrell. Pot-
tie, one of the best pole vaulters in
the Big Ten, has been a member of
the Wolverine cinder team for the
past two seasons.
Pottle will succeed Edwin Poor-
man, shot putter, as leader of the
Michigan team, and will be the
third straight Wolverine track cap-
tain that will be strictly an entry
in the field events. Wilford Ketz,
1929 leader, was the Big Ten
champion in the hammer throw,
while Poorman has competed only
-in the shot put.
The new Michigan captain is.a
former athlete at Detroit Northern
high school, where he starred in
both the pole vault and hurdles.
While at Michigan, however, he has
restricted his efforts to the polo
vault alone, on several occasions
bettering 13 feet in that event.
Only McDermont of Illinois, Big
Ten pole vault champibn, and, Tom
Warne, Northwestern star, were
able to nose out the Varsity vaulter
for top honors in this event at the
Conference meet held in Evanston
two weeks ago. At the I. C. A. A. A. A.
meet held last week at Cambridge,
Massachusetts, Pottle, with a leap
of 13 feet, was tied for second place
with eight men from other schools.
Pottle also was among the leaders
at the Ohio Relays, and is expect-
ed to gain some points for Mich-
igan in the coming National Inter-
collegiate meet that will be held at

Members of this year's championship University of Illinois golf tear
ence links squads in a title meet at Champaign recently. Martin, star I
uial crown in this meet, with Hicks of Michigan second. They are, fr
Crowe; J. H. Utley, coach; F. S. Lyon; S. G. Alpert.
Two veteran members of Amer- tional release, it was indicated a
ican League baseball clubs have 1 short time ago by Manager Connie
drawn their release within the last Mack. Ehmke's arm has gone dead
dand the veteran can no longer fool
week, with another junior circuit the batters as he did in past years.
pitching star slated to be sent to) Joe Shaute, veteran portsider of
the minors within a few days. the Cleveland Indians, has been
Howard Ehmke, World Series sent to New Orleans in exchange
hero of the Philadelphia Athletics, for a young right hander, Belve
will soon be handed his uncondi- Bean, v ,

,m who bested other West
Illini mashie wielder, won,
rom left to right: R. B. M

Phllie Veteran

Cleveland Aexander,
pitcher and one of th
in the National league
days, has probably come
of his major league ca
nouncement was made t
Philadelphia National1
management that "Old
been unconditionally re

he greatest
in his best
to the end.
areer. An-
oday by the
league club
Pete" had
leased. '

The match was played with a
light rain falling during the first,
nine and a steady downpour dur-'
ing the last nine. Nevertheless, the
inclement weather did not affect
Jones' driving, though it did seem
to hamper him on the greens.



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