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19 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

One Of

Few To Repeat
At Indianapolis
econd And Fourth Places
In Four Other Starts Is
Winner's Record

PLAY &
BY- PLAY

-By AL N EWMAN--
Those Field Events
* * *

Tom Ellerby, Jr., '34, of Bir-
mingham, Mich., was elected Var-
sity track captain for 1933-34 yes-
terday. Tom has won two letters
in track and is a crack quarter-
miler and member of the relay
team.
Charles Parvin, '34E, of Owosso,
Mich., was elected Varsity track
manager for next year also. As-
sistant managers are William
Morgan, '35, Charleston, W. Va.,
Ever"tt Cpcy, '35, BuffalowN.V.,
Fred Smoot, '35, Los Angeles,
Calif., Richard Thayer, '35, Hins-
dale, Ill.; alternate, Gilbert Ward,
'34E, Midland, Mich.

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By virtue of his thrilling win in
the annual Indianapolis Speedway;
event Tuesday Louie Meyer, the 29
year old Huntington Park, Calif.;
driver, becomes a member of another,
of sportdom's exclusive cliques, the;
two-time winners at Indianapolis.;
Tommy Milton is the only other,
double winner of the big event, but
Meyer's record is one of the most
sensational ever hung up. He has
started six times, finished first twice,
in 1928 and this year, second in 19291
and fourth in 1930. He was forced
out both in 1931 and last year.
His time for the 500 mile grind was'
the fastest ever recorded despite the
new rules on refueling stops. The
winning average of 104.162 m.p.h.
was just .018 m.p.h. better than that
set up by Freddy Frame in winning
the 1932 classic.
Tragedy Enters Scene
The race was not without its trag-
edy, for while Meyer and the other
leaders were, racing around the 2 1-2
mile brick track wreckers were re-
moving two smashups and their in-
jured occupants. Three are dead and
another is badly
injured. Mark Bill-
man, 30 year old
drive died almost
immediately and
G. L. Gordon, his
mechanic f r o m'
Lafayette, I n d.,r
died shortly after
in the hospital.
The third victim,
Les Spangler, Los
Angeles driver,
died Tuesday
night. Fred Frame, ,'LOUS MEYER
1932 winner, and
his mechanic narrowly escaped in-
jury or death when their racer
plunged into the retaining wall at al-
most the same spot as the other
wrecks, while in the lead after more
than 100 miles.
With but one exception the drivers
competing were the pick of American
racers, and that one exception was
the Argentine Raoul Riganti whose'
car was unable to go with the Amer-
ican speed creations. The little Ar-
gentine pulled up in fourteenth place,
the last car allowed to finish, with an
average of better than 93 m.p.h., just
outside the prize money.
Louie Will- Retire
Meyer, who intends to quit racing
for the year with his $12,000 first
prize money, took the lead after 300

MICHIGAN track spectators who
have been used to watching the
spectacle of the Wolverines winning
meets solely in the running events
and taking a very decided back seat
when the field events are called
should be due for a big surprise next
season when an unusually good crop
of yearling tracksters take up discus,
javelin and pole.
The Maize and Blue has won dur-
ing recent years almost entirely due
to speed on the cinders; next year,
the aggregation should be better
rounded. In the first place, this sea-
son brought out a stellar jumper in
Ward, who can be virtually sure of a
first place in the high jump and a
place in the broad jump in nearly
any meet.
Since the days of Johnny Pottle
here, the Wolves have been weak in
the pole vault; but next year should
tell a different story when Dave
Hunn, quarterback on last fall's
freshman eleven, comes up to the
Varsity. He topped the thirteen foot
mark indoors during the winter after
the A.A.U. meet, but has had to lay
off lately due to an injury.
* * * .
THONRBURG, best Varsity javelin
thrower, heaved the spear 170
feet in the Conference meet. Lloyd
Adams, yearling from Lakewood O.,
has thrown it 178 ft., which would
have placed well up in the Big Ten
although Purvis of Purdue made a
toss of 208 feet this year to a new
Conference record.
In the discus, the freshmen have
"Skip" Etchells, a transfer from Pur-
due, who manages to wing the pro-
jectile 138 1-2 feet. 142 feet won the
Big Ten meet this year, and Etchells
is improving. Silverman and Vier-
giver also have some good throws to
their credit.
Al Blumenfeld, Varsity shot-putter,
heaves the sphere 44 feet. Art. An-
derson of the yearlings makes 42 feet
indoors, but has not been able to
practice extensively this spring.
Etchells has hit the 40-foot mark al-
though he has never concentrated on
this event. 47 feet won the Confer-
ence meet.
All of which indicates that Mich-
igan track fans will have to brush up.
on their field events for a change if
they want to see the Wolves winning
their points next year.

Varsity Net Teamn
" Season With
Loss To Cleveland
The Michigan Varsity tennis team
ended its 1933 season last Monday
with a 4-2 defeat at the hands of
the Cleveland Tennis Club.
The rcsults themselves do not show
how decisively the Wolverines were
beaten for they were up against a
group of long-experienced players
who won only after a hard battle.
The Michigan team took one match
apiece in the doubles and the singles.
Siegel was the only man to win for
the Maize and Blue in the singles.
The doubles team that won for Mich-
igan was that of Nisen and Appelt.
The Cleveland team won all the other
encounters.
The list of those who are to re-
ceive letters for this season has not
been handed in yet, but it is expected
to be small.

Sigma Nu Wins
Softball Title
In Close Game
Sigma Nu is now supreme in the
fraternity softball world as a result
of a thrilling seven-inning tussle with
Delta Tau Delta yesterday, which
the former won 1 to 0. The game was
scoreless until the seventh inning,
when "Zit" Tessmer drove out a
two-bagger, then scored on Hum-
phrie's single to win the game and
the championship.
Art Berger was the outstanding
player of the game, turning in a
most creditable performance around
third. For the winning team Tess-
mer hurled a no-hit game, fanning
ten and walking the only man to
reach first. Barta, the losing pitcher,
turned in a very good record of only
two hits, five strike-outs, and one
pass.

I-M Building To s
Be Open tiring,
Suimmer School
The Intramural Building~ will be
open during the eight weeks of the
summer school session, it was an-
nounced yesterday by E. D. Mitchell,
head of the Intramural Department.
The announcement followed the ap-
proval of an Intramural summer
budget by the Board in Control of
Athletics last Monday.
For the present school year the
building will be closed at 6 p. m. Sat-
urday, June 3 and will not be open
to activities and showers until 8 a. m.
Friday, June 23.
The building will be open from 8
a. m. to 8 p. in., daily except Sundays
and holidays as has been the plan
of late. However, use of the swimming
pool and showers will be restricted
somewhat. The pool will be open
from 10:30 a. m. to 12 noon and from
3 p. m. to 6 p. in., daily. The showers
will be available from 10:30 a. -. to
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ishing seven miles ahead of Wilbur
Shaw in second place and Chet
Gardner who finished third.

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