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Varsity Seeks
Win For Third
Year In Row
Buckeyes Become Threat
As Jesse Owens Returns
To Competition
RecordsMay Fall
Michigan Mile Relay Team
Expected To Crack Old
Meet Standard
Twenty-one teams headed by the Un-
iversity of Michigan squad, defending
champion and slight favorite to take
the crown for the third successive
year, will compete here today in the
fourth annual Butler Relays.
Standing between Coach Chuck
Hoyt's Wolverines and permanent
possession of the Butler team trophy
are such formidable opponents as
Indiana's vaunted Hoosiers, Notre
Dame's Central Intercollegiate cham-
pions, and Ohio State, reinforced by
their crack sprinter and broad jump-
er, Jesse Owens, who yesterday re-
gained his eligibility.
Face Buckeye Threat
Twice victorious over Indiana, the
Michigan squad was suddenly called
upon to face the new and more dan-
gerous Buckeye threat. The loss of
Bob Osgood in the hurdle events due
to an injury, which Coach Hoyt re-
fuses to take a chance on aggravating
also made the Wolverines hopes more
The Maize and Blue will enter the
mile, two-mile, four-mile and medley
relays and is expected to crack the
meet mark in the mile event, as the
team has run the distance in 3:21,
five seconds under the present stand-
Records In Danger
Sam Stoller, the only runner to
equal Owen's time of 6.1 for sixty
yards, is set to give the Buckeye flash
the race of his life. Moreau Hunt
will compete in the hurdles and
White, Fisher, and Townsend will
represent the Wolverines in the shot.
Many records are in danger before
the onslaught of such individual stars
as Don Elser of Notre Dame in the
shot put, Owens and Stoller in the
60-yard dash, Dave Albritton of Ohio
in the high jump, and Dan Calde-
meyer of Indiana in the hurdles.
One of the closest races of the eve-
ning will take place in the four-mile
relay in which Indiana and Michigan
should put on a battle royal. The
Hoosiers will have their star distance
trio of Lash, Deckard and Smith with
the fourth man still undecided while
Bill Staehle, Clayt Brelsford, Ray
Fink and Walt Stone will run for
Michigan. The record of 18:02.6
seems almost sure to fall.
Wolverine Centers
Use New Machine
To Gain Accuracy
The football stooge is a forgotten'
man at the Yost Field House these
days where the grid squad is indulg-
ing in a bit of spring practice. No
longer need valuable material be
wasted in serving as a blocking ob-
stacle or in warming up centers. The
day seems to be passing when pros-
pective gridders would get the unwel-
come job of standing as a target for

some husky to practice blocking on,
or to hold out their hands in the
manner of the baseball catcher so
that centers could practice accuracy.
Hatch Is Inventor
Believe it or not, the Michigan foot-
ball coaching staff has definitely be-
come mechanically inclined. Along
with the new blocking machine at the
Field House is a new contraption
which we will call, for the sake of
convenience, the Accuracy Target.
This device was invented by Henry
Hatch, not an inventor or mechanic
but equipment manager of the Field
House, a job which he has held for
seventeen years. Little need be said
concerning the disastrous effects of
inaccurate passing by a center, and
Coach Harry G. Kipke, realizing this
fact only too well, encouraged Mr.
Hatch to expend some effort in de-
vising a machine which might elimi-
nate this difficulty.
Admirable Target
Mr. Hatch readily complied, and
now he can proudly look out over the
Field House and watch his machine
in action. The whole idea is based
around a regulation basketball hoop
and its net. This is suspended be-
tween a metal rectangle, and pros-
pective centers aim the pigskin at
the net, an admirable target indeed.
The machine seems to be serving
its purpose excellently, for the cent-
ers were dropping the ball into the
net with a regularity which became


Defend Butler



Morris Outpunches Scott In Amateur


The )T
FROM present indications tonight
may mark the most important
date in the athletic career of Sam
Stoller, Michigan's Crooning Cannon-
ball. For tonight, if he is ever to do
it, he may best Jesse Owens of Ohio
State in the sprint.
Although Owens, who is expected
to compete in the Butler Relays to-
night in his first appearance of the
year, and Stoller have been compet-
ng against each other for the past'
even years, Stoller's only victory was
in their first year in high school.
Tonight, however, conditions
are favorable for a win by the
Michigan sprinter. In the best
shape he has ever reached, not
feeling the effects of a muscle
cramp which bothered him in the
finals of the Big Ten sprint last
week after he had tied Owens'
world's record of :06.1, Stoller
will have the advantage of a
winter's competitin while Owens
will be without any.
And Stoller recognizes the fact,
oo. His last remark before' he left
yesterday was, "It's this time if it's
ever going to happen."
A RARE experience in track com-
petition, a close four-mile relay,
is in prospect at the Butler Relay to-
ight, between Michigan and Indi-
ana. With Don Lash recovered from
the throat ailment which put him out
of the running in the Conference
meet, and supported by Tommy Deck-
ard, Jim Smith and Duke Hobbs, the
Hoosier quartet will be a strong ag-
But the Michigan team, also,
presenting the winners of 15
points in the two distance runs in
the Big Ten meet, will also be
hard to beat. Michigan will run
Walter Stone, Bill Staehle, who
holds the Yost Field house mile
record for freshmen although he
has competed only in the two
mile while on the Varsity, Ray
Fink, who has done 4:22 or bet-
ter, and Clayton Brelsford, who
was timed at better than 4:18 as
he finished second in the Big Ten
mile last week.
Although the best individual per-
formances of the Michigan team
would. point to a better than 17:40
total, the obstacles in the way of a
good mark are great. For one thing
the Butler track, cut up by the large
field entered, is not an ideal running
track and secondly, a ten-lap track
such as Butler's is confusing to the
pace judgement of the runner used
to an eight-lap track.
The Butler record for the four-mile
relay is Michigan's 1935 time of
18:02.6, the American indoor record
17:21.7, set by a University of Penn-
sylvania team in 1933, with Gene
Venzke running the first leg.
cuss champion, is working out
these days with a bandaged left
hand, badly cut when a tea cup
broke in his hands while he was
washing it. Etchells, who coined
Sam Stoller's latest appellation,
"Crooning Cannonball," says that
had the south end instead of the
north end of the cup broken,
Michigan would have been with-
out one defending champion this
Etchells, incidentally, has already
registered a throw indoors of 150 feet.
His winning throw in the Big Ten
meet was 154 feet, 10 inches, and he
has his eye on 160 feet this year and
a possible Olympic berth.


Laggona Gains
Knockout Win
Over Underhill
Ann Arbor Gloves Winner
I Drops Rematch In Fast
Bout With Indian
Tommy Morris, vengeful little In-
dian who dropped a decision to EddieI
Scott in the finals of the Ann Arbor
Golden Gloves tourney and then went
on to punch his way to the semi-finals
of the Chicago Tribune tournament,
after cleaning up the Detroit area
en route, returned to the Armory last
night and gained his revenge.
Scott, a beautifully built negro with
an effective jab and good timing, was
just not good enough as the stocky
Indian featherweight, resorting to
body punching in the first two stanzas
of the five round go, softened up the
Ann Arbor champion, and then pro-
ceeded to go to work.
Fast Slugging Duel
Mixing a vicious overhand right
with a right cross, Morris carried the
fight through most of the last three
rounds and effective infighting piled
up points. Morris who fights for the
Neighborhood House in Detroit, took
plenty of punches himself, but his
poker face never changed expression
as he waded back into the battle.
Pummelling both hands to Scott's
head and then to his midsection, Mor-
ris kept crowding in, and in the final
round caught the negro first with a
right hook and then followed with a
right smash to the side of Scott's
head. Down for the count of nine,
Scott struggled to his feet and kept
dancing away until the bell.
Is Terrific Puncher
Red Underhill, redheaded South
Lyons youth who won the award as
the most promising fighter in the no-
vice class of the Ann Arbor Golden
Gloves, ran into another terrific
puncher in Jim Laggona of Detroit.
Underhill and Laggona stepped into
the ring and for two and a half
rounds, put on one of the best slug-
ging matches local fight fans have
ever seen.
Underhill, packing a lethal left
and a powerful right, came out swing-
ing, but a moment later the boy

Lone Michigan Man

Tennis Squad Working Hard
For Opening Meet With State

The Varsity netters, under the tute-
lage of Coach John Johnstone, are
practicing diligently these days in
an attempt to get themselves in
shape for the opening meet with
Michigan State, April 21. Ranking
matches are being played which
should go far in determining the po-
sitions for the first meet.
Coach Johnstone is well pleased
with the way the team stacks up at
the present time. The squad, led by
the diminutive veteran Capt. Howie
Kahn, would line up about as fol-
No. 1 position will probably go to
Capt. Howie Kahn. Kahn, who while
not a brilliant player, plays a cool,

Competing as the lone Michigan
representative in the National Col-
legiate wrestling meet which is be-
ing run off today at Lexington, Va.,
Earl Thomas is accorded a good
chance of gaining a place among
the first four men in the 135-pound
class. This would make him eligibe
to compete in the Olympic tryouts.

the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. Sher-
wood is going great guns in the rank-1
ing matches, having already defeated'
Johnny Rodrigue and Ted Thorward.
Dean has not played enough matches
this year to show in what kind of
shape he is, but should be given a
No. 2 or No. 3 place on the strength
of his performance last year. He has
a great deal of "fight" and is never
beaten until the last point is scored.
Johnny Rodriguez in No. 4 positionj
shows more possibilities of improve-,
ment than any other man on the
squad. He has a world of speed, but
is decidedly weak at the net. He seems
to lack experience in picking his time
to go up to the net, and then seems
at somewhat of a loss as to what to
do next when he gets there.
He is a hard worker, however, and
should overcome his weaknesses in
court generalship by the time the
squad gets outside. He is in the best
physical condition of any man on the
squad and should show up well on
those scorching June days.
Jesse Flick, Ted Thorwt ard and Bob
Edmonds are the other members of
the Varsity squad. Flick looks the
part of a very good tennis player at
times and may develop into a star by
the end of the season. Ted Thorward
is having trouble with his eyes which
has handicapped his play to some
extent, but should show up better
when he gets outdoors.

t Armory
Michigan Crowned
Michigan, Purdue and Cornell wer
announced yesterday as national in
tercollegiate billiard champions. Th
Wolverines copped the pocket billiar
title last week, but due to the late
ness of the result report, official an
nouncement has just been made.
At the time of the deadline, In
diana led with a total score of 30,
but the Wolverine report 24 hour
later put them in first plade with
404 total. Indiana has protested th
decision but it is very doubtful if an
change will be made.
Players who participated in th
pocket billiard event were: Ralph Sid
man, Ed Zak, Steve Uricek, John Ku
bow and Harry Sheffman.
Sunda e lOc
Y1 T ..nive.Lrsit

the canvas listening to Referee
Charles Sutherland toll out numbers
- a victim of the Detroiter's destruc-
tive left.
On his feet at the count of seven,
Underhill rushed at Laggona and
after a toe-to-toe slug fest dropped
him for a seven count. Laggona got
to his feet and from his peculiar
crouching style came back to lace
Underhill throughout the remainder,
of the fight. His left, connecting
with various portions of the Underhill
anatomy, had the redhead in trouble
throughout the rest of the fight, but
Red is a game boy and it was not
until his more experienced rival had
floored him for the fourth time in
the final round - and knocked him
halfway through the hopes that Un-
derhill was actually beaten. Even
then his seconds had to toss in the
The decisions in several of the ten
bouts appeared questionable last night
and the crowd continued to be hostile
to the judges after they gave Bob
DeMarce, local boy, the nod over Ted
Sarris of Jackson in what appeared
to be a touch of local favoritism.
In other fights Steve Poules out-
pointed Dave Scott, Mike Lowler bare-

heady game and seems to be in form
to go far this season. He is definitely
a "money player," doing his best
when the going gets rough. His
steady style of play is especially ef-
fective against a hard driving smash-
ing type of player.
Miller Sherwood and Jarvis DeanI
will most likely be the selections for
Fisher Puzzled When
Four Reply To 'Captain'
Anyone prowling among the base-
ball men in the Fieldhouse had better
be careful or they're liable to run into
a captain of some sort. With John
Gee's election as next year's basket-
ball captain, the Wolverine nine can
now boast a quartet of team leaders.
The other honored gents are Matt
Patanelli, football, Vic Heyliger,
hockey, and Berger Larson, of course,
the baseball skipper.
So if Coach Ray Fisher hears any-
one reciting, "Captain, 0 Captain,"
on trips, he'll have a hard time de-
termining who the culprit is, except
that Larson doesn't recite.

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