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TUESDAY, MARCH 3L1 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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VarsityDiving
Quartet Makes
Unique Record
Coach Mann's Prophecy
Of Victory Fulfilled By
Fehsenfeld And Crew
When Michigan's quartet of div-
ers placed first, third, fourth and
fifth in the three-meter (high) board
event of the National Collegiate
swimming meet Saturday to "win"
the title for the Wolverines, one of
the most unusual records in collegiate
swimtming was established.
The performance in the high board
made the sixth consecutive time in
two years that Wolverine divers had
captured four out of the six places in
the National and Big Ten meets.
Only the record-shattering assaults
of Jack Kasley, today the outstand-
ing breast-stroker in the world, could
parallel the showing of the divers.
Led by Capt. Frank Fehsenfeld the
Varsity divers won four places in
the Conference meet last year and
then repeated in both the one-meter
and three-meter events in the Na-
tionls. This year, despite an off-day
in the Big Ten meet, the quartet
went through their act all over again I
and fulfilled the phophecy of Coach
Matt Mann that they would win the
national title for Michigan.
Johnston Upsets Fehsenfeld
Friday Der Johnston upset Fehsen-
feld, the defending champion who
placed third while Ned Diefendorf
and Ben Grady placed fifth and
sixth. Fehsenfeld came back the
next day, however, to win the high
board with Diefendorf third, Grady
fourth, and Johnston fifth. The
points collected by the divers made
up half of Michigan's total of 30
and would have been enough to tie
for fourth with Medica in the team
competition behind Iowa's 21 and
Yale's 17.
Kasley, after giving Michigan the
necessary margin to assure it of vic-
tory in the medley relay in the record
breaking time of 2:58.2 and swim-
ming a lap in the 400-yard relay,
came back Saturday to turn in the
outstanding individual performance
of the meet, smashing all the existing
records in the breast-stroke.
Surprise World Mark
Swimming the necessary 200 yards
in the unbelievable time of 2:22.5,
far below the world mark of 2:25.2
set by Jacques Cartonnet of France
last year, to outdistance all of the
other entrants and make Cartonnet's
time his only competition, Kasley
went on to establish a new interna-
tional record in the 200 meters and
a new American mark in the 220
yards. The only reason that the
Michigan star failed to set a world
record in the last distance was that
none existed.
The Wolverine junior's time in the
200 meters of 2:37.2 surpassed Car-
tonnet's mark of 2:42.6 by almost
five seconds and his 2:38.4 in the
220 yards broke Johnny Higgin's
record by exactly five seconds.
Michigan's other first came in the
medley with Harry Rieke swimming
back-stroke, Bob Mowerson, the
free-style, and Kasley the breast-
stroke. This trio broke its own meet
record of 3:00.8 with a time of 2:58.2.
Frank Barnard placed fourth in
the 1500 free-style and the 440-yard
free style and swam a lap of the
400-yard relay in which Michigan
plced fifth with Drew, Mowerson,
and Kasley.

MIost Valuable' Rticrie Stee dFor Al ittors

Fiwrst Outdoor
Drill Of Year
Varsity Irked By Owens'
Threat To Defeat Team
Single-I landed

Pig Tei Baseball Teats Start
IT(IiII ;fl fiSchoeiIdes This Weelk'

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By RVIN LISAGORl
Whi1e the wolverine baseballers
S.nestl prepare for action on the
wul .n trout , the opening salute o
1ch wil be fired on April 10
agaiost Ohio Wesleyan, other Big
Ten eams are inaugurating their
tre-Conflerence schedule this week.
Down at Champaigi Coach Wally
Roettger sent his Illini charges
against Illinois Wesleyan in their
first test the season. Reports
fron the Illinois camp indicate aI

Michigan's track team took to the
open yesterday for the first time this
year as Coach Chuck Hoyt sent his
runners out on the Ferry Field oval
for their initial taste of outdoor1
work. A note of determination!
marked the workout as the team
members scowled thru their drillsj
after reading Jesse Owens proclama-t
tion issued yesterday to the effect
that he would beat Michigan single-
handed in the outdoor meet at Co-z
lumbus.
Johnny Townsend appearec much
improved yesterday as he woi ked out1
with the shot in the Field house, his
best toss measuring 45 feet 6 inches.
The runners confined their outdoor
drills to jogging around the track
and none of them stayed outside long
due to a chilly breeze that swept
across the field.
Hoyt, commenting on the relative
strength of the team inside and out
refused to make any definite pre-
dictions, but seemed to think that
Michigan would be stronger. With
Townsend a good prospect for points
in the shot and Skip Etchells, Mike
Savage and Townsend as discuss
hurlers, the Wolverines will be well
fortified, and although the javelin
men have had little opportunity for
intensive practice, indications are

_ -Three members of Coach Kelly's
riaker lineup vith the several prom- freshman wrestling squad will make
'ing sophomores present. Armon, bids for places on th'e American
uarding ih' hot corner. Bob Lucas. Olympic Wrestling team next week
at shortstop, and Lefty Martin an c'nd when they compete in the Chi-
.3l(n Dow ne. both pithers. are C go AA.U. meet.
it e only veterans. The Purdue squad, The yearlings entering the meet
v entiy strong, departed yesterday for are Forrest Jordan, All-Campus
is t raining trite into 1,1 i i im mand heavyweight chaupion, Frank Mor-
Me ililri. gan, who wrestles in the 158-pound
(J'iio St ate and Minnesota, steal- class, and Harold Nichols, a 145-
S a arch on atll others.hye been pound grappler.
touring the south the past week or Earl Thomas, 135-pounder and a
1io, the Buckeyes going into the former National Scholastic title hold-
Souiheast, along a route similar to er in the 118-pound division, already
that the Wolverines will travel, and has earned his way into the Olympic
Minnesota penetrating into the bay- finals, which will be held next month
ous of Louisiana The Buckeyes at Bethlehem, Pa.

-Associated Press Photo.
Although it was but a week ago when President Will Harridge,
American League head, called him the "best rookie I've seen this year,"
Rudy -York will probably be farmed out by the Detroit management now
that Hank Greenberg has ended his holdout siege to return to his old
job playing the first sack for the World's Champions. York will be sent
to Milwaukee on a 24-hour option.

that they too will bolster the Wol-
verines' outdoor hopes.
The question of whether or not
Michigan would compete in the
Drake Relays April 25 and 26 has
not beeA decided as yet and until
By BILL REED _it is definitely known Michigan will
---_have to postpone entering a queen
candidate in the Drake carnival con-
JACK MEDICA, the bespectacled University of Washington swimming star, test.
breaks training in his own unique ,way, according to members of the That the team will go somewhere
Michigan tank team, returned from the national meet at Yale. was Coach Hoyt's only prediction and
Entering a New Haven restaurant shortly after the meet, the Michigan it is understood that there is still
swimmers found Medica, winner of nine National Collegiate titles in three some thought of sending at least the
two championship relay teams to the
years, with a quart of ice cream, washing down mouthfuls with a bottle of Penn Relays.
beer. IPennRelays.
SPECULATION as to the possibility of a Michigan-Yale dual meet has been Betting Commissioner
renewed after the Wolverine team victory in the national meet. Fielding
H. Yost, Michigan Director of Athletics who was present at the meet, said Favors Tigers, Cubs
that he had spent the week with Yale's Director Malcolm D. Farmer, but ST. LOUIS, March 30. - (A) -The
that nothing had been said concerning a possible meeting of the schools' Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers
swimming teams. were made the favorites at 8 to 5 to
Yost added, however, that the feeling in and around New Haven was repeat their major league pennant
extremely cordial towards Michigan, leaving speculators to their own con- victories in odds posted today by
clusions. betting commissioner Charles Burke.
The St. Louis Cardinals were made
A~n invitation for Michigan to send a baseball team to South Africa the second choice to the Cubs in the
this fall has been received by Coach Ray Fisher from the South Africa Base- NationalLeague at 2 to 1.
ball Board. The invitation, which did not mention terms, is for games N Burke made the Boston Red Sox
with amateur teams in Capetown, Durban, Bloemfontein, and Johannesburg the runner-up choice to the Tigers
during the southern hemisphere season from October to March. in the American League at 2 to 1.
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fo61midatble outfit in the Conference j
scramnble this semester.
Infield Almost Intact
Hale Swanson, last lear's ace
whose excellent control counted
heavily iii hismound success, and
diminutive Howie Berg, possessor of,
fair speed and a good hook, appear
ready for regular duty now. The in-
field remains intact, with the ex-
ception of third baseman Lewis. Red
I utfner, the boy with the powerful
ba,, at first, Swikle in the short field,
Franklin at third and the rookie
Haefler at second will give Roettger
a strong front line. Six capable out-
fEiders vie for regular posts on the
squad.
Bobby Poser, Wisconsin coach who
will join the St. Louis Browns as a
pitcher when the Conference season
is over, is readying his Badger nine
for its first battle of the season with
Illinois Normal on April 2. Poser
will rely upon Spec Pearson, a curve-
baller who impressed the Wolverines
here last year, to replace Johnny
Tomek as his number one hurler.
O'Brien, a lanky righthander, and Al
Nelson are also counted on in the
pitching department. Batting power
will be provided by Captain Chuck
Heyer, second sacker, Fritz Wegner,
veteran first baseman, and the slug-
gng Rondone, backstopper.
Optimistic Over Prospects
Coach Otto Vogel is optimistic over
his Iowa prospects, after watching
his regulars decisively drub the yan-
m!Mans in intra-club combats. Cap-
t-'n Underwood, who patrols the cen-
er pasture, and Gosser and Black-
s(.e veteran twirlers, are outstand-
rig among a crop of hustling candi-
With only four returning lettermen
to build around, Piggy Lambert,
Puvdue mentor, hopes he can satis-
favtorily plug the gaps in the Boiler-
i "l.EIHMAN WRESTLERS MEET
All freshman wrestlers will meet
a. Rentschler's Studio at 4:00 p.m.
touhtl to have their pictures taken.
Coach Otto Kelly.
TE N IS RACKETS
Now at
712 E. Washington Ph. 9793

stop, the only returning letterman.
Peters, a righthander who etTectively
stifled the Wolverines for three in-
nings last year until he hurt his arm,
1omises to play an important pitch-
ing part for the Ohio State nine,
provided his arm has full recovered.
Chicago, Northwestern and Indi-
ana are rounding out their drills,
preparatory to playing a practice
schedule with other nines in the Mid-
west.

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most of their regulars of last
with Tip~py Dye, rniite short-

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with the Yanks, is now a radio com-
mentator in Grand Rapids.

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