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Mechanical Brain.
IF YOU WANT to know practically
anything about practically any-
thing, journey over to the southeast,
corner of the campus and consult!
one of the denizens of that part of
the world. Consult him about al-
most any question of morals, man-
ners, fact, or even engineering and
he will reach into his pocket for that
little mechanical brain he carries
there even as the marsupials carry
their young around in pouches.
That mechanical brain (and the
ordinary engineer is lost without it)
is the slide-rule. And believe it or
not, the engineer occasionally arrives
at interesting conclusions with it.
For instance make your guess how
fast the average major league base-
ball pitcher burns them over. The
engineer already has his slide-rule
out, postulates a ball without any
spin on it, and calculates speed by
the amount of drop from the time
it leaves the pitcher's hand until it
snuggles into the catcher's glove with
that explosive "wop!"
They figure a good average speed
to be in the neighborhood of 100
miles an hour, substantiated by these
figures and well-nigh incredible when
you realize that that is just about
the height of speed reached by tons
and tons of motor driving the fast-
est speedboat in the world over the
But take the instances when bat-
ters are hit with the ball in any
vulnerable spot. Remember the time
when Carl Mays, the side-arm ar-
tist, fractured Ray Chapman's skull
with one of his fast ones. Chapman
died a few hours later. That speed
isn't so incredible after all, although
my calculations may have gone a
trifle optimistic.
Of the batters hit in the head by
pitched balls, many are called to
take their bases - but very few an-
* * *
mer, who was yesterday elected
captain of the 1934-35 Wolverine
court team. Al played a good con-
sistent game at forward throughout
the major part of the season, and
looks like a sure regular for the en-
tirety of the next campaign.
Al comes by his basketball ability
honestly. He's from Wabash, Ind-
iana, where they grow 'em and train
'em right. Just another case of the
boy from the Hoosier town who made
good in fast company.
Congratulations a 1 s o t o L a r r y
Smith, chosen as manager of the
team for the next season. And here's
hoping that Larry wins more money
betting on the Michigans than did
Harry Hattenbach, this year's man-
Cage Battle Nears
Quarter-Final Stage
Play in the fraternity class A bas-
ketball league is rapidly narrowing
down to the quarter-final stage of
its existence. All of the first round
elimiiation games between league
leaders have been played with the
exception of two contests. Theta
Delta Chi will meet Theta Xi, and
Theta Chi will play the winner of
the Sigma Nu, Delta Phi, Pi Epsilon

Phi triangular tie for first place in
their league.
The defending champions, Alpha
Delta Phi, won its first round game
by polishing off Kappa Sigma, 29-14.
With Jacobs tossing in 7 baskets,
Alpha Tau Omega defeated Phi Gam-
ma Delta, 23-11. Alpha Sigma Phi
in stepping into the quarter-final
round, was forced to the limit to pull
out a 16-10 victory over Alpha Ome-
go. Shea's 4 "buckets" made the
Alpha Sig triumph possible.
The class B fraternity cage tour-
ney is not yet as far along as its
brother league, as the elimination
series has not yet started. Five of
the six league winners are deter-
mined; they are: Delta Tau Delta,
Delta Upsilon, Alpha Sigma Phi, Del-
ta Chi, and Chi Psi. A two-way tie
for the sixth league leadership exists
between Tau Delta Phi and Sigma
Alpha Epsilon.
Squash Finals
For the second consecutive year,
Ray Fiske wears the all-campus
squash crown, and for the second
consecutive time, he proved to be the
nemesis of Louie Westover. Fiske
beat Westover in the squash finals
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Eleven Cagers
Are Named To
Receive Letters
Lawrence Smith Is Named
Manager; Fred Jones Is
To Be Alternate
4 Reserve Awards
Plummer A Regular For
Two Seasons; Had Fine
High School Record
Eleven basketball players were
named yesterday to receive Varsity
awards for the 1934 season. At a
meeting of the lettermen Alfred
Plummer, Wabash, Indiana, forward
was elected to lead the 1935 team.
Men to be awarded "M"s were:
Zaptain Fred Petoskey, Captain-elect
Plummer, Estel Tessmer, Fred Allen,
:helso Tomagno, Dick Evans, John
Regeczi, Dick Joslin, George Ford.
VIanny Fishman and Russell Oliver.
Secendary awards were made to
Bill Borgmann, Bob Kositchek, D.
K. Lewis, and Clayt Paulson.
Smith Named Manager.
Lawrence D. Smith of Grand Rap-
ids was named basketball manager
for next year, with Frederick Jones,
Erie, Pennsylvania, as his alternate.
Plummer has been a regular for-
ward on the Michigan team for two
years, after winning his numerals as
a freshman. He played at center
and forward for four years on his
high school team, being mentioned on
several All-Indiana teams.
Plummer came here as a freshman
and immediately attracted the atten-
tion of his coaches by his speed and
accurate shooting. In high school
tie had been a center, but he was.
made over into a forward, which po-
sition he has played every since. '
He was one of the outstanding
members of the frosh team, caus-
ing the Varsity players much trouble
in scrimmage.
As a sophomore he was immediate-
ly shoved into a Varsity berth to be-
come an important factor in the
Michigan scoring machine. In the
first six games he accounted for 42
points, placing him high in Confer-
ence point honors.
Breaks Ankle.
In the Chicago game he broke his
ankle and was on crutches for several
This year he starred on the Eastern
trip, defeating Rutgers almost single-
handedbysscoring 13 of Michi-
gan's points. He was also high-
point man in the Wisconsin game.
Plummer is 20 years old, weighs
160 pounds and is a member of Phi
Gamma Delta fraternity.
Of the eleven lettermen only three,
Petoskey, Allen and Tessmer, will be
lost by graduation in June, leaving
four juniors and four sophomores
available for 1935. Coach Franklin
Zappon will have as a nucleus for
,ext year Joslin at center, Tomagno,
Regeczi, Evans and Oliver as guards
and Plummer, Evans, Fishman and
Ford at the forward positions.
Sophomores who will assume Jun-
ior manager positions next year are:
Paul Phillips, Kenilworth, Ill., Wagar
3las, Ann Arbor, Robert Young, Oak
Park, Ill., and John Cawley, Elkhart.
Head Football Coach Harry Kipke
will be the guest of honor of the
University of Michigan Club of Phil-
adephia at their luncheon meeting
today at the Warwick Hotel, Phila-
lelphia. Upon the conclusion of the
mneal, Kipke will address the mem-

The University of Virginia boxing
team triumphed over Virginia Poly-
technic opponents recently with the
scars of battle limited to one black

New Cage Captain

Presenting-Michigan's Big
Ten Track Hopes-In Review

,$here is cAt ways

When Michigan's track team leaves1
for Chicago and the Big Ten In-
door meet tomorrow it will number
among its 20 or so members only a
few men who have had previous Con-1
ference experience. Willis Ward holds
the only individual championship and
that is in the high jump. Capt. Tom
Ellerby was a member of the record-
breaking mile relay team both in
1932 and 1933.
Here are a few more pen portraits,
of the men upon whom the Wolver-
ines' hopes rest.
Harvey is the only member of the
present squad, with the exception
of Ellerby, who figured in the 1932
meet scoring. He took fourth place
in the half-mile for Illinois, beating
out Chuck Eknovich for the point
that beat Michigan.
He is being counted on heavily in
the 880 for at least a second place.
Chuck Hornbostel is favored in this
Harvey comes from Lakewood, O.,
where he led a colorful track ca-
reer. He was a member of a two-
mile relay team which won three con-
secutive National championships and
set a world record in that event and
the medley relay.
Coach Hoyt always knew he had
it in him, but Jack waited until a
short time ago to really turn on full
speed in the mile and go places.
Against Tomi. Ottey of M.S.C. he
ran the fastest race of his career, set-
ting a new Field House record of
4:19.7. He won again last Saturday
at Chicago with slightly slower time.
"The best potential miler I ever
coached" is what Coach Hoyt calls
him. Friends expect it to become an
actuality soon. He hails from Ann

is expected to place high in both
hurdle events.
He attended Alpena high school,
where he was a high jumper, and a
member of the football and basket-
ball teams.
He is another sophomore who add:
much to the team strength of the
Michigan team.
His favorite events are the mile
and half-mile, although he was also
a quarter-miler at one time.
Outstanding as a freshman, he has
showed steady improvement on the
He attended South Park high school
in Buffalo, N. Y., and was a :.nem-
ber of the track team his last year,
as well as playing football and base-
Five Grapplers
Will Enter In
Big Ten Meet


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Al Plummer, Wolverine forward,I
who was yesterday elected to the'
captiincy of.the 1934-35 basketball
tearh. He is a veteran of two, years'
experience and before entering Mich-
igan starred on the Wabash, Ind.,
high school five.

Menacing Chi Omega's hold on the
Intramural swimming crown, some
30 of the best women swimmers of
the campus will compete in the an-
nual title races at the Union Pool
this evening at 8 p.m. All tryouts
who were timed have been entered
automatically in the races.
Seven relay teams are entered. in
the 100-yard relay, representing the
strongest houses entered in the meet.
Chi Omega, defending champions,
set the pool record last spring in
this event, finishing in 1:11 min-
utes. Collegiate Sorosis, .Alpha Phi,
Tri Delt, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa
Alpha Theta, and Alpha Epsilon PhI
will endeavor to wrest the itlay
crown from the defenders.
The 25-yard free style is the most
popular of the evening's events. A.
present 22 contenders have entered
There will be 10 co-eds competing foi
the diving honors.
The complete list of events in-
cludes 25-yard sprints in free style
backstroke, side stroke and breast
stroke, 40-yard swims in. free style;
pack and breast, and the 100-yard
Dr. Margaret Bell, Miss Lauric
'ampbell, and Miss Marie Hartwig
will judge the diving, and the sen-
iors of the Physical Education ma-
jor class will act as officials for the
Admission will be free, and specta-
"ois are asked to sit in the balcony,
aacording to Ruth Root, swimming

Rod comes from a track family, his
brother Doc having been one of the
best milers Michigan ever turned out.
Along with track he has been active
in cross-country for the past two
His event is the two-mile runt and
both he and Neree Alix, a sopho-
more, are expected to place next Sat-
He won his letter in the outdoor
season last year by winning', first
place in the Ohio State meet, and
has improved steadily since.
With the news of Boyd Pantlind's
ineligibility Michigan's hopes in the
hurdles went on a sharp decline, un-
til this sophomore surprised Coach
Hoyt by revealing unexpected speed
in this event.
"Mo" has contributed points for
the Wolverines with firsts and sec-
:nds in every meet this year, and he
All sophomores and juniors who
are interested in trying out for
positions as assistant managers of
the Varsity baseball team, report
to Head Manager, Charles Ehres-
man any afternoon at the Yost.
Field House.

Four seniors and one sophomore
were named yesterday by Coach
Cliff Keen to comprise the wrestling
squad which will enter the confer-
ence meet Friday and Saturday at
Bloomington, Ind. The squad wil
leave by auto today.
Captain Art Mosier, Don Fiero,
Hilton Ponto and Louie Parker, and
Seymour Rubin, the lone sophomore,
have been named to make the trip.
Captain Mosier, who has wrestled
throughout the season at 155 lbs.,
will enter the meet at 145 lbs., and
Keen looks to him to win the Con-
ference title in that division. Peters
of Indiana and Smith of Ohio State
will furnish his chief competition.
Fiero at 118 lbs. will meet stiff
competition from Felix, captain of
the Minnesota team, who has a
record of five falls and one decision
in six meets. Max Bernstein of Chi-
cago, who defeated Landrum in the
Chicago-Michigan meet, will also en-
ter at 118 lbs.
Ponto will wrestle at 175 lbs. and
Parker in the 165 lb. class, and both
will have stiff competition, but Keen
looks to both of them to place.
In the 165 lb. division Gillam of
Indiana and Cramer of Ohio, defeat-
ed once by Gillam, appear to be out-
standing. Cramer came from behind
to pin Ponto in the Michigan-O. S.
U. meet.
Six Events To Be Run
Off In Union Swim Meet
Six events will be run off in the
annual Union All-Campus swimming
meet, for which registration has al-
ready begun, according to an an-
nouncement made yesterday by O'-
Neill Dillon, '35, student executive
councilman in charge of the meet.
The list of events includes the 50-
yard free style, 100-yard free style,
220-yard free style, breast stroke,
back stroke, and fancy diving, Dil-
lon said. The competition will be
held in the Union pool.

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