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SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 1935

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Michigan Wins 4 Big Ten Titles In 1934-35

MAKES SURE Newark to New York City until after
Jesse Hill, Yankee outfielder, re- May 15 this year, wishing to be sure
fused to move his residence from he wouldn't be farmed out.

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Maize And Blue
Is Either First
Or Near Bottom
Swimmers Take National
Crown For Sixth Time
In Nine Years .
Is Worst Grid Year
Golfers Rout Opposition,
Prepare For Defense Of
National Team Title
Michigan athletic efforts either suc-
ceeded this year or fell far short as
the Wolverines' won four Big Ten
titles - in .track, hockey, golf and
swimming - and finished low in the
Conference in five other sports: Foot-
ball, basketball, baseball, wrestling,
aind tennis.
Here are brief summaries of what
each team did during 1934-35:
No season in Michigan footballwas
more disastrous than last fall's.
Only one game was won, and that
over a weak team, Georgia Tech.
Michigan finished at the bottom
of the Conference, losing every Big
Ten game. Michigan State, Chicago,
Xllinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio
State and Northwesterndefeated the
Wolverines in that order.
The nucleus of next fall's team
must be found in Matt Patanelli,
Bill Renner, John Viergever, and a'
strong freshman group led by Bob
Cooper, Stark Ritchie, and George

Highlight Of The Michigan Sport Season







WILLIS WARD, who has begun ac-I
tive preparation for competition
in the 1936 Olympic decathlon, has
All the qualifications of a record
breaker, according to Ken Doherty,
freshman track coach here and a
former Olympic decathlon champion.
No other man has ever had the
outstanding qualifications which
Ward possesses, Doherty says, with his
speed and strength, and no man ever
began training with the advantage
which Ward has in four events, the
dash, high hurdles, high jump, and
broad jump. The decathlon is a con-
test in 10 track and field events: the
100-meter dash, 400-meter run, 1,500-
meter run, 110-meter high hurdles,
high jump, broad jump, discus, shot
put, javelin and pole, vault.
Points are scored on the basis of
winning times and distances in the
individual competition in the 1912
Olympic games. One thousand points
are awarded for equalling the 1912,
standard, and adjusted point sched-
ules provide for decathlon perform-
ances better or below the standard.
A revised method of scoring has
recently been released, but it is un-
derstood that it would effect only
point totals and not the 1912 basis.
The present world's record is
something over 8,700 points, es-
tablished this year by Hans Sie-
vert of Germany, in breaking the
mark set by Jim Bausch of the
United States in winning the 1932

petitive spirit, Ward has often
been made the subj ct of such
speculation as "a certain world-
beater if he would concentrate in
this event," and various indivi-
duals 'ame their own events.
like to see him concentrate in the
high hurdles, one says he could break
all records in the dash, and I suspect
that Coach Chuck Hoyt might have
liked to see Willis jump up to seven
feet in the high jump. Personally,
I would like to see him run the quar-
ter-mile, which happens to be my fa-
vorite event, although there is possibly
less chance of his going to the top
At any rate, Willis Ward stands out
as one of the greatest athletes of all
time, or even as Phil Diamond often
has put it, "The greatest athlete who
ever stepped on the track." Whatever
he does he will have the great body
of Michigan behind him, as a partial
reward for the great things which he
has done and will do in her name.
COMMENT in this column yesterday
of vacation pursuits has brought
to light a summer vacation which
arouses my sincere envy. Ken Do-
herty will conduct a two months tour
for college freshmen and sophomores
into the Lake Superior regionona
60-foot power schooner, with a month
to be spent in canoeing into =the in-
terior wilds of Northern Ontario, the
greatest fisherman's paradise in the
world. About six berths are still open
on his tour, Ken adds.

When Stan Birkron, anchor man on the Wolverine relay team,
crossed the finish line in the Big Ten outdoor track meet at Ferry Field,
giving Michigan a victory in the relay and the Conference title, the
climax of a Maize and Blue season that knew both surprising successes
and disappointments was reached.

Submerging all opponents beneath
a flurry of record-breaking perfor-
mances, Coach Matt Mann's 1935
Varsity tank squad established itself
as the "best swimming team ever
assembled under one roof" by setting
new scoring reords in taking the
national collegiate title for the sixth
time in nine years and the Western
Conference crown for the eighth time
in nine seasons.
Co-Capt. Taylor Drysdale took his
third national back-stroke title, Jacl
Kasley set a new record in winning
the brast-stroke, Capt.-elect Frank
Fehsenfeld won the high and low-
board diving contests.
In dual meets the champions
swamped Michigan State, Indiana,
Ohio State, Iowa, and the Ontario
All-Stars, champions of the British
With but six men to: assume the
burden, Michigan's hockey team gave
the most heroic performance of the.
year when it defeated Minnesota in
the second of a two-game series here
to take the Conference hockey crown,
for the first time in five years.
Aside from the thrills of the second,
Wolverine-Gopher meeting here, the,
pucksters finished with a percentage
of .800 to win the first title of the
year. They finished the season with
60 goals in 17 games, exactly twice
the number of their opponents.
Larry David, captain-elect, bore
much of the team's burden as he met
all threats at a defense along withi
the veteran Don MacCollum.1
Injuries and ineligibility hit a Wol-
verine wrestling team which started
the season with high hopes and sent
it to sixth place in the Conference
meet after breaking even in Big Ten
dial meets.
Injuries to Captain Jack Harrod,
Frank Bissell, and Abe Levine and the
ineligibility of Harry Wright in Feb-
ruary broke up a potentially strong
squad. A nucleus of sophomores
from the 1935 team and several out-
standing freshmen promise a better
season next year.
The basketball season turned in3o
a debacle, although an encouraging
side of the year was the fact that a
large part of the squad was made up i
of underclassmen while a few out-'

standing freshmen are looked to bring
the Wolverines out of the cellar next
After winning six of seven pre-
Conference season games, the Wolver-
ines gathered but two wins against
Big Ten teams.
In a successfai season climaxed by
the sensational Conference track and
field meet here last week, the track
team scored its first siam under Coach
Charlie Hoyt, winning both indoor
and outdoor team titles and sweeping
'all Big Ten dual competition.
Led by the seniors, Wiliis Ward and
Harvey Smith, a band of fighting
and distinguished sophomores swept
through all competition.
The Big Ten outdoor meet proved
to be one of the most thrilling in the1
history of modern track, compared
by veteran observers with the 1932
Olympic games. In that meet Jesse
Owens of Ohio State broke loose to
three world's records and tied another
as a valiant Michigan relay team
came back in the final event to win
the team title.
With defense of its national inter-
collegiate title still ahead, Michigan's
golf team has victories in the West-
ern Conference tournament, and five
dual meets out of six behind.
Johnny Fischer won the Conference
individual title with Chuck Kocsis
runner-up. Woody Malloy and Al
Saunders were third and fifth.
Michigan broke the team record
in Big Ten competition by 57 strokes,
while Fischer's total in winning his
third championship was also a record


ment may not have been unparalled I DOHERTY figures Ward should
in the annals of Michigan's tennis be able to score 8,000 points al-
history, but the dual meet record will most at will, and without extended
stand as one of the best of recent training. Consistent work for the
years. Captain Seymour Siegel, year, not necessarily hard work, would
benched for a while in the middle of put the great Michigan star in shape
the season, piloted a team that won to break the mark, he says. Ward
ten engagements, suffered but two would have to concentrate in the fall
defeats, and tied one, on the distance runs and perfection
Howie Kahn, elected captain of next of his form in the field events, Do-
year's aggregation, was perhaps the I herty adds.
most consistent winner in the upper The 1912 Olympic marks are: 110-
bracket. Miller Sherwood, the only meter run, :10.8; 400-meters run,
sophomore to be ranked among the :48.2; 1,500-meter run, 3:56.8; high
first four, was responsible for the two hurdles, :15.1; high jump, 1.93 meters
points garnered by Michigan in the (6,3304 feet); broad jump, 7.60 met-
Conference meet. ers (24.929 feet); discus, 45.21 me-
BASEBALL ters (148.2888 feet); javelin, 60.64 me-
Although Michigan broke even dur- ters (198.8992 feet) ; shot put, 15.34
ing the season's play and finished meters (50.3152 feet); pole vault, 3.95
ahead with an average better than meters (12.956 feet).
.500 in the Conference, Coach Ray Ward has competed actively in but
Fisher has said that he was disap- four events, and occasionally in an-
pointed in the record of the 1935 Var- other. He has a mark of 9.6 seconds
sity baseball team, in the dash which corresponds roughly
to a mark of 100 meters of :10.5; this
"After the spring trip I thought year he has run hurdles at the metric
they were going to do very well," he distance in :14.5; he high jumped at
said, "but inability to hit stopped the Conference meet about 6 feet, 4
them all season." - inches, and is expected to improve
On the spring road trip, Michigan there; and broad jumped 25 feet, 1%
won two out of five games. In the inches in his first test with a revised
Big Ten, six games were won and jumping form. Occasional efforts in
five lost. Eleven victories balanced the shot put brought a best throw of
11 defeats for the season as a whole. about 43 feet, although Doherty has
Michigan had one of its strongest often remarked that Ward has all the
infields of all time in George Ford, qualifications of a perfect weight
Jack Teitelbaum, Clayt Paulson, and prospect.
Capt. Russ Oliver. I While Ward will receive un-
qualified support in his new field,
WIN WITH EIGHT PITCHERS his decision marks the abandon-
The Washington Senators used ment of any possibility of fulfill-
eight pitchers in one game against ing some of the speculation made
the Red Sox in 1913, and finally won, about him. Blessed with a per-
10-9! feet physique and an ideal com-



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