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TUESDAY,. MARCH 24, 1936



Thomas Takes
Third Place In
National Meet
Varsity Sophomore Wins
Way To Final Bracket;
Beaten Only By Two
Earl Thomas, Michigan's star soph-
omore grappler, returned here last
night from the National Collegiate
meet held at Lexington, Va., last
week-end the holder of the position
of the country's third best college
wrestler in the 134-pound class.
Thomas took the third place award
by gaining the final bracket of four
in his class, and then losing to Wayne
Martin of Oklahoma A. and M., the
eventual winner, and to Dick Brandt
of Cornell College of Iowa. The
Michigan wrestler defeated Bob Lar-
son of Iowa, Big Ten champion and
conqueror of Thomas in the Confer-
ence finals, who was the fourth man
in the championship bracket.
By virtue of pinning all of his four
opponents in the final round, Martin
was presented with the coaches' and
officials' award for the most out-
standing performance in the meet. In
1934 the Sooner star won the 135-
pound title, while in 1935 he annexed
the 145-pound crown.
The University of Oklahoma,
coached by Paul Keen, brother of
Cliff Keen, Wolverine mentor, won
the team championship by beating
Oklahoma A. and M., champions for
the past five years. Walter Jacobs,
Michigan State's mat captain, gained
the 145-pound title.
Although beaten in the semi-finals,
Brandt annexed second place title
honors next to Martin by virtue of
his previous victory over Thomas.
However, all four wrestlers, Martin,
Brandt, Thomas and Larson, quali-
fled for the Olympic tryouts to be
held April 18 and 19.
The tournament was conducted in
round-robin fashion with three points
registered against the contestant if
he were thrown and one point if he
were decisioned. A total of five points
eliminated the wrestler.
Varsity Swimmers Meet
New York A.C. Tonight
NEW YORK, March 23. - Mich-
igan's Varsity swimming team, en
route to New Haven to defend its
National Collegiate championship,
rested here today in preparation for
tomorrow night's warmup dual meet
with the New York A.C.
The Wolverines are slight favor-
ites to win and gain revenge for
the defeat the New York team eked
out over the national champions in
I-M Sports

Yankee Recruit

-Associated Press Photo.
Joe Dimaggio, sensational rookie
outfielder, is making a strong bid
for an outfield berth with the New
York Yankees this season. Di-
maggio starred for the San Fran-

cisco Seals of the
League last year.

Pacific Coast

WITII no home events on the sports
'card until after vacation, local~
fans are hoping that the much talke d
about wal king contest between Phil
Pack, em inent publicity director and
a diplomat from 'way back,' as thej
writer knows and Wallie Weber, whol
needs no introduction, may eventual-
ly be staged.
The event, much talked about
b eiwen the two to the extent
that their intimates are hopeful
of ending the discussion by an ac-
tual engagement, would be the re-
sult of a boast by Mr. Peck that
the could out-hike any and all
corners, relying on a long army
Being informed of the Pack boast,
Mr. Weber promptly took up the
challenge as one who will not be out-
done by anyone be it walking,
weight-lifting or-
Original plans were to have the
contest between Ann Arbor and
Ypsilanti or a point beyond pre-
viously agreed upon, but that
plan was abandoned in favor of
a present suggestion to stage the
contest between Whitmore Lake
and a point to the north, also
previously agreed upon.
More than twenty loyal membersI
of' the local order of Curbstone
Coaches have volunteered to stage
arid judge the finish, if and when.
It's up to the boys now.
T's Sad Sam Stoller these days,
and he has a right to be
crooning the blues. For Saturday
iWght, in the biggest chance of
his collegiate career to best Jesse
Owens, a victory on the track was
changed to a defeat in the books.
Stoller, running against Owens in
the latter's first engagement of
the season, in the 60-yard dash at
the Butler Relays, was the clear
winner according to the expres-
sion of the crowd which heartily
booed a decision by the finish
judges which gave the race to
Jesse, after the race, had congrat-

Hitters Display
Pitchers Bear
Strenuous Pra

Yearlino s Beat
Indiana Tractk
4 Michigan's freshman track team
downed the yearling crew of the Uni-
versity of Indiana 60 to 40 to wind
up an undefeated indoor telegraphic;
Michigan's "Big Bill" Watson camej
through with firsts in the broad
jump, high jump and shot put for a
total of fifteen points and high scor-
ing honors for the meet. Elliott andf
Trutt led the Hoosiers with ten points
apiece, Elliott taking firsts in the 601
and 440 yard dashes and Trutt win-
ning the mile and half-mile.
Elliott showed varsity form in the
440 with a 50.7 seconds f6r the dis-
tance to top Smith and Heath of
Michigan who raced to a tie in theI
event in 51.8.
The Wolverine broad jumpers

However, it was reported that Wil-
Realizing that before the week is liams' condition was not serious since
over they may drill outside for the the transfusion was made only in an
first time this year, members of effort to speed up the former back-
stop's recovery. Williams has been
Michigan's Varsity baseball squad ill for the past month and has defi-
yesterday displayed more enthusiasm nitely dropped out of school for the
in going through their Field House remainder of the semester.
workout than they have at any time
since practice opened. !Thi e 1 Res
Ideal weather conditions over the a
past week have made the Ferry Field
diamond almost playable and, if such After }inning
weather continues, it is expected that
the infielders will be drilling outside D
by the end of the week. Outfielders
will probably get outside sooner, per-
haps either today or Wednesday.
Last year Fisher took the team out- John Townsend Showing
side about this time and with a hard Much Promise In Shot
spring trip starting within three more
weeks he wants to do the same now Put; Hoyt Pleased
in order to get in all the practice pos-
sible before the opener, April 10. With the Butler Relay trophy now
Much time is still being spent in a permanent Michigan possession.
the sliding pit with Coach Bennie standing not only for three consecu-
Ooosterbaan teaching the men the tive victories at Indianapolis, but also
fine rudiments of how to hook into symbolizing the conclusion of their
the sack under a throw. From this
it may be judged that the Wolverines third undefeated indoor season, the
will be after every extra base they Wolverine track team will spend the
can get this spring, rest of this week loafing, Coach Chuck
Hitters are showing power in the Hoyt said yesterday.
I batting cages despite the fact that Only the men in the field events
the hurlers are now bearing down. will do much work, while the run-
On days when light in the Field Housen .e
is good the batsmen have been driv- ners will rest up in preparation for
ing the pitchers' offerings back at the commencement of the outdoor
them with a zest that speaks of a season.
good number of base hits during the John Townsend yesterday served
coming campaign. notice to track followers that he
Carl Ferner, who may be holding would be a real threat in the outdoor
down the hot corner when the sched- meets when he tossed the shot 44 feet,
ule opens, has shown a great deal of 6 inches in practice.
improvement over his batting form Commenting on the team's per-
of last year. formance at the Butler Relays, Coach

eani Larson Donates Blood
For To Teammate Williams
D rills cKim Williams, veteran Wolverine
catcher, was given a blood tranfu-
sion yesterday in the University hos-
Power As pital by his roommate and battery-
Down In mate, Berger Larson, who is also cap-
tain andesa e pitcner of the Varsity'
[dtire baseball team.

Five Yearling Batterymen Show
Promise In Pre-Season Drilli


Bennie Oosterbaan, freshman base-
ball coach will have to wait until
after spring vacation to get a defi-'
nite line on his prospects for the
season, as infield and outfield can-
didates are not due to i'eport until'
At the present Oosterbaan is work-
ing with a small but impressive squad
of battery men. Among his pitchers
he has two who show exceptional
promise, Danny Smick of Hazel Park
and Elmer Gedeon of Cleveland, both
right handers.
Possess Ideal Builds
Both boys are ideally built for
hurlers, standing well over the six
foot mark in height, and possessing
unusually large pairs of hands. The
two promise to rank among the out-
standing all-around athletes in the
school, both being candidates for
end positions on next fall's grid team,
while Smick is also a star basketball
Another all-around freshman star
who is making good in baseball is Leo
Beebe of Dearborn, who ranks as one
of three outstanding catching pros-
pects. Tom Draper and Jimmy Bar-
nett are the other backstops who
may go far in baseball.
Clark Shows Promise
Smick and Gedeon are by no means
the only pitchers who have shown
good form. Francis Clark, also a
football player is an excellent pros-
pect as are Stoddard Spader, Al Du
Bois, Ed McKenzie and Phil Finkle-
Oosterbaan has not seen any of his
infield or outfield candidates as yet,
but admits that he is expecting great
things from Walter Peckinpaugh, son
of Roger Peckinpaugh, former major
league player and manager. Walt,
tvho is a shortstop, hopes to follow
in the footsteps of his illustrious
dad. His past experience speaks well

for him, he having topped off a bril-
liant high school career last summer
with' a year's experience on one of
Cleveland's fastest amateur ball
According- to Oosterbaan, the two
outstanding players to graduate from
the freshman ranks during recent
years have been George Ford and
Steve Uricek, both infielders. Ford
terminated a brilliant career as Mich-
igan's third baseman last season and
Uricek is expected to fill his shoes
during the coming campaign. Peck-
inpaugh bids well to rank on par with
both of these.
Union Downs Ypsi
In Bowling Match
The Michigan Union bowling team
defeated a picked squad from Michi-
gan Normal last night at the Union
alleys, thereby extending their string
of victories to eight. The final score
was 2445 to 2029.
Terpenning, of the Union team,
bowled 182 for the highest game
score. He also had the best individ-
ual score, 490, but was closely fol-
lowed by Sidman, another Union
bowler, who had 489. Shedd of the
Normal led his teammates with a
single game of 159, and a total of
Terpenning, Markham, Zak, Falk
and Sidman composed the Union
team, while Lawry, Moroz, Shedd,
Sargenti and Ward competed for the
At All Dealers
J. J. O'KANE, Dist. Dial 3500




made a clean sweep of the event as ulated Sam on his victory, and after
Watson leaped 23 feet 11% inches to the judges had made their decision
set a new freshman record. Alan earned the respect and gratitude of
Smith, who held the old record of 22 everyone present by again congratu-
feet 11% inches, fell short of his old lating Stoller, admitting the verdict
record with a leap of 22 feet 2 inches to be in error.
for second and Clark took third at-!_ _
21 feet 7 inches. WINGS BEGIN PLAYOFFS
The Dohertymen will spend this Detroit's Red Wings will open the
week in an assault on the existing playoffs for the National Hockey
freshman records of which seven have League Championship against the
already fallen. Ken Doherty will an- Montreal Maroons', defending Stan-
nounce the names of those who will ley Cup champions, Tuesday night in
receive numeral awards as soon as the Forum at Montreal. The Wings
they are approved by the administra- will be trying for their first victory
tion office. in the Forum this season.

Sid Wagner Signs
With Detroi Lions
DETROIT, March 23.-Sid Wag-
ner ,star guard on Michigan State's
Spartans for the last three seasons,
has been signed by the Detroit Lions,
National Football League champions,
it was announced today.
Wagner's signing was no news to
the Lion's followers as the team has
been dickering for him since the
close of the 1935 season when he was
named on several All -American elev-

Hoyt had only praise for his squad,
which hit by ineligibility and ham-
pered by injuries, fought through to
a victory over Indiana and Jesse
Owens' Buckeyes.
Competing without Dave Hunn and
Bob Osgood, the Wolverines were still
able to eke out a victory over the
strong field, and to Moreau Hunt-
goes a lot of the credit. His second
in the low and fourth in the high
hurdles proved Hunt to be a great
competitor, and the points which he
gave Michigan with his brilliant races
were of the utmost importance in
the final reckoning.
Two Michigan relay teams estab-
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The finals of the fraternity and
independent relays will be held at
the Yost Field House at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday. The fraternity teams
that survived the trials last week to
qualify for the finals were the Tri-
angle house, with the best fraternity
time of the meet, 1:39.6, the Chi Psi,
Phi Psi and Phi Gamma Delta houses.
The independent finalists are the
All-Stars, who had the best time for
the free-lancers, 1:39.3, the J.O.E.'s,
the D.D.'s and the Wolverines.
A faculty singles handball tourna-
inent will start next Monday and will
continue until the elimination has
been completed and the winner se-
lected immediately before spring va-
cation. For the past five years, Dr.
John Dorsey has been the champion,
but as he is now on a leave of absence
lie will not defend his title this year.
Favorites in the tourney include E. M.
Esperlie, A. H. Smith, C. D. Jones and
Ralph Smith.
An all-campus archery meet will
take place in the Intramural's large
gym on Sunday. Many entries have
been already received, and the meet
is scheduled to bring together some
of the best archers of the W.A.C.
for an afternoon of interesting com-
Interview With a
Knit-tex Coat
(Questions and Answers)
Q. They say you're liglt in weight?
A. I've never been a burden to any-
Q. How do you behave on cold days?
A. I'm as warix and snug as a bear-
Q. Can you rough it?
A. I'll take a pounding all day long
and never show a trace.
Q. Where do you stand on the wrin-
kle question?
A. Wrinkie and me don't mix.



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