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'EIMDA, IEB UArtY 28, 1935 THE MICHIGAN DAILY'

ItAGE THREE

Swimmers Toj
Meet Buckeyes
At Columbus
Ohio State Natators Lack
Concentrated Strength;
Have Individual Stars
MichiganConfident
Woodford, A Sophomore,
Dangerous In . Distance
Events
The Buckeyes of Ohio State, a
squad sprinkled with individual stars
but lacking concentrated t e a m
strength, will attempt to halt Mich-
igan's drive for an undefeated sea-
son when the Wolverine tankmen in-
vade Columbus Saturday night.
Coached by the veteran Mike Peppe,
the Ohioans have never been a power
in Conference swimming circles, win-
ning two seconds and a fourth place1
in the Big Ten meet last spring, but
the addition of several outstanding
performers from the freshman ranks
of last year should make them much
stronger this season. The Buckeyes
have defeated Cincinnati, Purdue, and
Pittsburgh to date.
Woodford Is Versatile
Dexter Woodford, sophomore dis-
tance man, heads the list of new
stars on the Buckeye roster. Compet-
ing unattached as a freshman, Wood-
ford finished a close second to Jack
Medica in the 500-yard free-style
event in the National A.A.U. senior
indoor championships.
The Ohio sophomore also won the
mile event and was second in the
half-mile in the junior outdoor cham-
pionships, and finished third and
fourth respectively in the 440-yard
and mile races in the senior outdoor
meet.
Rated close behind Woodford is
Baker Bryant, sophomore sprinter.
Bryant's times of :53.4 and 2:18.2 in
the 100-meter and 220-yard events in
the National A.A.U. senior indoor meet
were good enough to give him fifth
places in these races in very close
races. In the latter event, Bryant fin-
ished almost in a dead heat with Tay-
lor Drysdale, present co-captain of
the Wolverines.
Salie To Extend Drysdale
Charlie Salie is still another soph-
omore who should make it very un-
comfortable for Drysdale and Fred
Cody in the 150-yard backstroke.
Salie finished two feet behind Drys-
dale to take third place in the race
in which Al Vande Weghe established
a new world's record of 1:36.9 last
spring in the National A.A.U. meet.
Jim Williams and Ray Kessler
round out the list of new men who
are playing a promient part in Coach
Peppe's plans for a successful 1935
season. Both are sprinters, Kessler
defeating Frank Barnard and Jack
Kasley of the Wolverines to win the
220-yard free-style in the National
A.A.U. junior indoor championships
last March.
Kasley Is Favored
Captain George Colville and Russ
Kirbert are the Buckeyebreaststroke
hopes. Colville finished second in the
Conference meet last season, bu
should not extend Kasley Saturday
night.
Supporting Salie in the backstroke
are George Riebel and letterman
Harry Volk. Woodford has the veteran
Dick Figley to help him in the dis-
tances.
The veterans Boyd Graham and
Fred Walton together with sophomore
Harry Kallman handle the diving.
Graham and Kallman placed in th
National A.A.U. junior indoor low-
board championships last spring.

FISHER CALLS CANDIDATES
Coach Ray Fisherbhas issued a
call for all Varsity baseball can-
didates to report in the Field
House any aftrenoon this week.
Upon reporting, the men ard to
sign up and list their last after-
noqp class to enable Coach Fisher
to draw up a batting practice
schedule. Batting practice will
begin in the cages next Monday,
March 4.

Runs Here Saturday

Sextet To Play
Michigan Tech
For State Title
Walter Courtis To Re lace FA
Berrymnan; Tickets Go cons
On Sale Toda for1
f y field
AA.
The fight for the mythical state
hockey crown which the WolverineIaB
vxtet is seeking in additiorn to its nia,
Big Ten title, will be decided this hisa
week-end when the Michigan College mat
Ic Mines hockey team will invade Ann lishi
Arbor for a two-game series Friday Ama
and Saturday. Both games will start N.A
at 8:30 p.m. puta

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National League Will
Put Ruth On Pan-Dean

By ART
CARS TENIS

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VORITE pastime of track experts
these days is figuring out what
stitute perfect times and distances
the various traditional track and
d events contested on collegiate,
U. and Olympic cards.
rutus Hamilton, coach at Califor -
started the fad when he issued
conclusions based upon the ulti-
e in track and field records pub-E
ed in the February issue of the
ateur Athlete, official organ of the
.A.U. The real basis for all com-
ations of this sort has been the
res arrived at by Finnish statis-
ans and physicists who compiled
new decathlon scoring table to be
d in the 1936 Olympics. The new
ndards were drawn up through'
of energy, expectancy, and fa-
e graphs and application of
hematical laws dealing with
siological compensation. The idea,
we see, is to imagine the best- I

start quickly, and have speed enough
for a 9.4 second hundred, and the
nth degree of balance, coordination
and endurance. Such a man, Doherty
said, could do all sorts of unpredict-
able things with existing records for
the pole vault, hurdles, sprints, and
middle distances and would be no
slouch in the other jumps, weight
events, and distances.
Anyone enumerating the unknown
factors can readily see that any "per-
fect" times or distances are ludicrous'
in the face of past achievements. Our
track stars of today are highly-spe-
cialized machines which appear to be
near-perfect, but a eugenically bred
super-star may be just around the
corner.
Another possibility is that the men
best equipped to set track marks are
not competing today. Most of our
athletes are drawn from the members
of the middle and upper classes who

In the series played at Houghton
two weeks ago. both teams split even.
Tech took the first game, 2 to 1, and 1
Michigan won the second, 3 to 2.
Due to the unprecedented size of}
the crowd seeking admission for the1
Minnesota game last week-end, Coach
Eddie Lowrey has planned an ad-
vance sale of tickets for the Techa
series. They will go on sale today,
and holders will receive first consid-
eration for the impending series.
The Wolverines are expecting
plenty of strife and trouble this week-
end, although they are favored to'
JESSE OWENS win. -The Tech players have a repu-
EaEENtation as a scrappy lot and providedj
* * *opportunity for disagreements at
toller-O(h ens Feud 1H Houghton two weeks ago.

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NEW YORK, Feb. 27. -Dizzy
D:an, slokanan for the celebrated
pitching brothers, already has sound-
ed the only jarring note in the other-
wise universal National League wel-
comie to the fo mcr home run mon-
airch. Dizzy's blunt resentment, voiced
last night, took the form of sympathy
for McKechnie, criticism of the Amer-
ican League for letting the Babe go
and a prediticn that National League
ipayers woul put Ruth "en the pan'
throughout the coming season.
the fact that a 20.4 seconds 200 is
comparatively faster than a 9.4 hun-
dred. It, as the last column shows, is
equivalent to running the hundred in
9.27.
In 1884, however, it is apparent
that runners hadn't sufficient endur-
ance to run the full 220 at top speed.
While they could run the hundred in
10 seconds they couldn't maintain
that pace for 220 yards, even with
the minimizing effect the longer dis-
tance has on time lost at the start.
If,''then, it is logical to believe that
the limit of speed-endurance has been
raised from something under 220
yards to 300 yards, there is no ap-
parent reason by there shouldn't ap-
pear some day a sprinter with stam-
ina enough to sprint 440 yards at
100-yard speed, who will set a record
close to 41 seconds. Who will deny
that it isn't within the realm of pos-
sibility?

1884 1934
Event World Rate per World Rate per
Record 100 yards Record 100 yards }
in seconds in seconds
100-yards .......... 10.0 10.00 9.4 9.4
220-yards ............22.6 10.27 20.4 9.27
440-yards .. 48.8 11.09 46.4 10.54

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Coach Lowrey has planned an al- 8 r . .4
Starts Fif th Season teration in his starting lineup for Fri- Mile...............4:19.8
day night. Walter Courtis, who
Ii Saturday's Meet played through 55 minutes of the equipped man who can reasonablya
second Gopher battle, stepping into be expected to come along, and figuret
wingman Dick Berryman's place when out what he could do in each of thesei
By WILLIAM R. REED the latter was injured, will be at right events.c
The 60-yard dash, feature event of wing. Berryman will furnish the No writer of the articles appearingt
Saturday's dual track meet between spark for an untried second line, with in Sportsman's magazine, or in Sun-lc
Michigan and Ohio State, will mark Ed Chase at center and Jack Mer- day's Detroit News has tried to de-c
the renewal of a rivalry between Sam rill at right wing. . scribe the ideal track and field man.a
Stoller, Michigan's sophomore star In the games played at Houghton Ken Doherty, freshman track coachy
who is undefeated for the indook sea- two weeks ago the teams split even. and former National A.A.U. decathlon
son, and Jesse Owens, the sensational Tech took the first game, 2 to 1, and title-holder, attempted the descrip-t
Buckeye, which has extended over Michigan won the second, 3 to 2. The tion for us the other day in his vis-
three years of high school competi- results are not indicative of the prob- ualization of the perfect decathlonc
tion and is now in the second year of able outcome of the coming games, man.
intercollegiate competition. however. At the time of the earlier That man would be about 6 footc
The two first met in the sprints clash with the Miners, goalie Bill 2 inches tall, weigh 180 to 190 pounds,1
when both were sophomores in high Chase was meeting his first big test. and have broad, powerful shoulders.
chool, Stoller OeHughes High, C He had been in the net only once be- Along with these physical character-
Cievelnd an the five neasietheifore istics he would have the ability toi
first meeting the two have met four
times, with Stoller winning once, andMatc
Owens in the other three meetings. MI
Stoller Won First Teste Ohi
Stoller's Ione win came in the Ohio In 1926; PurdueMay Dulicate
State Interscholastic meet in 1931, )hnbt eespooe.TeWl
Teeonl-te sophomorethe00-
verine sophomore won the 100-yard By RAYMOND GOODMAN plenty of worry. His main hope is
dash in 9.9 seconds with Owens fol- defending champions and that Bob Kessler, amazing under-the-
In the Ohio high school meet of pre-season cage favorites, will have basket contortionist, who played only
1932 Stoller was forced out with a a chance to bring about a four-way a short time in the first game, will
pulled tendon, and Owens duplicated tie for the leadership of the Big Ten make the necessary difference.
Stoller's 1931 time of :09.9 for the basketball race when the Boilermak- In their other game, the Badgers
hundred. ers meet the pace-setting Wisconsin meet Chicago. If Lang or Flinn, or
In 1932 the two met again ill the five next Monday. one of the other Maroons can team
Ohio interscholastic meet,\with Owens Only once before in the history of up with Haarlow, who has done al-
coming home in the hundred less than the Conference has such a tie oc- most all of the scoring for the lowly
six inches ahead of Stoller, the finish curred. In 1926 Purdue finished its
being so close that both were clocked schedule ahead of the other teams sin, though it seems very unprobable.
Purdue's 12th contest is with North-
ofially in9.6 seconds. rra nd seemed well entrenched in first western, which shouldn't cause the
Owen's greatest outdoor race came place. Hoir o uhtobei hypa
in the same year as he againbested Then the Michigan five, which hadtHo ies too much trouble if they play
Stoler ths tme n te Ntioal n-suffered a disastrous early season, --__
terscholastic meet, his time of 9.4 sec- losing four games, suddenly came to
onds tieing the recognized world mark life and won five straight to go into 1 TIME CHANGES
for 100 yards, Stoller finished third; i ihteBiemkr:Awe
in that meet, behind Bob Grieves,now a t with the Boilermaers. e MANY THINGS
at Illinois, with the unofficial time later Indiana beat Wisconsin and Yet for more
of 9.9 seconds. Iowa defeated Minnesota to close the , than half a cen-
Bothdo 6.3 Seconds cage year. The record of each of the tury WALNUT
The fourth meeting of the two was first place teams was eight wins and has not varied
last year in an invitational 50-yard sses. one iota in its
dash event at the Cincinnati Relays, This season conditions seem to be ability to give
in which Owens again beat the Mich- much the same. The Badgers have fact on. If you
igan star to the tae by a shade. Yvon eight games and lost two, while smoke a pipe,
The time was 5.8 seconds. Indiana, Illinois, and Purdue have you are sure to
This year both Owens and Stoller seven victories and three defeats. enjoy the flavor
have consistently done 6.3 seconds for Purdue, Wisconsin To Tangle and aroma of
the 60-yard dash; last week Owens If the Hoosiers and the Illini con- thd famous
vas credited with a new 60-meters tinue at the same pace they have en.r Dealer
nark of 6.6 seconds, but neither have set for themselves so far, they shouldHas 1#:
is yet cracked 6.2 seconds, the recog- win their two remaining games with
sized national mark as well as the ease. Both play Minnesota, while
Yost Field House record for the 60- Indiana meets Northwesternhand Il-
jard distance. linois opposes Michigan in their re-ts
maining contest.
TORRANCE BELOW FORM Only Purdue and Wisconsin, of the
After training a week and lowering four title aspiring teams, play each - --
his weight to a pleasingly pluinp con- I other. In their season openers, the
:ition of 298 pounds. Jack Torrance, Boilermakers went to Madison and
orner Louisiana State football player eked out a 19 to 18 win over the
and world record holder in the shot Badgers. The strong Wisconsin de- O ur Spring
out, was still unable to crack even the fense which held down the high-
fifty foot mark in recent eastern scoring Lafayette machine is now
naoor track meets. causing Coach "Piggy" Lambert
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are attending or have attended insti-
tutions of higher learning. When and
if education extends its scope to other
classes there is a strong possibility
that there will come forth a brawny
coal miner or quarry worker capable
of tossing the shot well over 60 feet
and slamming the javelin a hundred
yards or more.
No one can predict what combina-
tion of endurance and speed the fu-
ture man is likely to possess. We
can best demonstrate our point by
a comparison of sprint and middle
distance records made in 1884 and
1934.
Experts today agree that the great-
est distance man can run at top speed
is approximately 300 yards. This is

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