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Haynie Chases


To A. A. U. Individual

Freshman Star
Is Body Length
Behind Winner
Kiefer Sets New World's
Mark In Back-Stroke As
Drysdale Is Second
CHICAGO, April 2. --(AP) - Johnny
Higgins, breast-stroke specialist from
the Olneyville Boys' Club of Provi-
dence, R. I., added his bit to the rec-
ord-breaking performances in the Na-
tional A.A.U. Indoor championships
in the Lake Shore A.C. pool tonight
by swimming away with the 300-yard
individual medley in 3 minutes, 28.7
seconds. He built up a long lead in
the breast-stroke, the first style of
the event, but had to stand off a rous-
ing challenge by Tom Haynie, Univer-
sity of Michigan freshman swimming
unattached. Haynie gained steadily
in the back-stroke and free-style, but
lost by about a body length.
Higgins' time took nearly six sec-
onds off the meet record established
by Taylor Drydale, former Michigan
star, in 1934. Andy Clark of the
Detroit Yacht Club, was third, and
fourth went to Chalres Wilson, Uni-
versity of Chicago, who competed un-
Kiefer Well Ahead
Swimming by himself all the way,
Adolph Kiefer, sensational Chicago
high school boy, smashed all records
for the 150 yard backstroke, finishing
in the amazing time of 1 minute, 32.7
The tall youngster, in a class by
himself in stroke and power and
aided by mastery of the somersault
turn at the ends of the pool, whip-
ped Taylor Drysdale, former Michi-
gan star and now of the Detroit Ath-
letic Club, by seven yards in his re-
markable performance in the Lake
Shore A. C. Pool, his home course.
His time was 4.2 seconds faster than
the recognized record of 1:36.9,
established by Al Vande Weghe of
Newark, N. J., at Honolulu, T. H.,
in 1934, and trimmed a sizeable piece
off his own mark of 1:35.6 which has
been submitted to the International
Amateur Swimming Federation for
Sandy Sinkiewicz of the Detroit
A.C., was third, with Bill Beebe of
the Shawnee Country Club, Chicago,
Fick Wins 100
The title was Kiefer's second in
succession indoors.
Petet Fick, husky from the New
York A.C., hurled himself through
the water in 51.7 seconds to success-
fully defend the 100-yard free-style
championship, after a spirited strug-
gle with a team mate, Walter Spence,
and Art Highland of the Lake Shore
Club. Spence outfinished Highland
by a narrow margin, and another
home club representative, Charles
Flachmann, landed fourth.
Although he made it two titles in
two years, Fick failed to match his
great performance of the semi-fi-
nal trials this afternoon when he
won his heat in 51 seconds even. The
afternoon mark was tops for com-
petitive free-style swimming and
equalled the accepted world record
set by Johnny Weissmuler in an ex-
hibition at Ann Arbor in 1927.
Johnny Schmieler, Michigan cap-
tain in 1933 and now of the Detroit
A.C., and John Macionis, Yale soph-
omore, were the remaining two final-
Ed Kirar and Baker Bryant, Mich-
igan freshmen competing unat-
tached, failed to qualify.
I-M Sports

With the winter sport season com-
pleted, fraternity teams are now
looking forward to the three major
spring sports, baseball, tennis, and
horseshoes, in which play will start
directly after vacation.
Theta Chi, with a 830 total, is now
leading the pack, with Delta Upsilon
trailing in second place. Alpha
Omega, last year's champions are
relegated to eighth position and are
practically out of the running for
the title.
The Leaders:
1. Theta Chi .............830
2. Delta Upsilon .........770
3. Psi Upsilon ............718
4. Phi Beta Delta ........716
5. Pi Lambda Phi ........708
6. Alpha Kappa Lambda . .663
7. Kappa Nu ............662
8. Alpha Omega .........645
9. Lambda Chi Alpha . .. .643
10. Sigma Chi ...........575
The All-Stars, Independent bas-
ketball champions ,won the unofficial
All-Intramural championship, when
they defeated Csi Psi, fraternity title-
holders by a score of 12-8. Norman
Purucker led the victors with 6 points.
The All-Campus twenty-one cham-
pion will be crowned this week. Her-


Seek Honors In National A.A.U. Swimming Meet

RAY ROBERTS, Michigan's versa-
tile athletic trainer, inventor, and
aviation enthusiast, has published a
pamphlet, "A Guide for Training in
Athletics." which contains the meat
of his many years of service as one
of the top-notch trainers, at West
Point and at Michigan.
"Training," according to the
pamphlet, "is to put the mind and
body under the influence of all
the agents which promote its
health and strength, or in other
words, doing everything possible
to build oneself and doing nothing
which does not aid in this build-
"An athlete is one whose desire
to excel in athletics has been
sufficient to induce the necessary
period of mental and physical
training, which is the only pos-
sible medium to higher and
greater degrees of physical skill.
The sincerity employed in train-
ing measures and controls the de-
gree of success."
"A champion," it continues, is a
man who fulfills all the moral obliga-
tions in training for the strengthen-
ing of his character. To be a cham-
pion means to be an idealist, perhaps
a dreamer; it means working and
fighting to put this dream into prac-
"A consistent champion never trav-
els upon the wings of luck. He ar-
rives at his goal through the one and
only medium of hours upon hours
of hard work and intelligent for-
bearance from harmful habits."
The pamphlet, according to Roberts,
is to be expanded into book form
in the future.
WE TAKE this opportunity to
correct a story in the Thurs-
day Daily citing All-Americans as
winners of the Independents track
meet. Winners of the meet were
the Wolverines, with 30 points to
the All-Americans 28, the win
putting that team in the lead for
the all-sports championship over
Edward Arnold Stone writes us to
tell of a few chuckles which were
missed by The Daily account: "In ob-
scure corners of the Field House many
competitors were seen surreptiously
exchanging street clothes for track
pants in high glee. Another chap
was running about with a huge rent
in his trousers, gained by an un-
fortunate contact with a splinter on
the high jump bar, his attempts to
cover' up being ridiculous."
Most talked about yesterday in Var-
sity track circles was the showing of
two competitors in the fraternity di-
vision of Wednesday's Intramural
meet. Elmer Gideon's time of :08.6
in the 65-yard high hurdles and Fred
Schwarze's time of :06.7 in the 60-
yard dash and his 19 feet, 10 inches
in the broad jump, stamped them as
Varsity material.
Gideon's time equals the best fresh-
man mark of the year in the event,
and was made without preliminary
Both Gideon and Schwarze
however, have other athletic in-
terests. Gideon, a freshman, is
out for football and baseball and
Schwarze, a sophomore, although
he reported for Varsity track last
night, will probably make a bid
for a Varsity golf berth. He is a
former Detroit District junior golf
Leafs Beat Americans
3-1; Gain Playoff Finals
TORONTO, April 2.-- (,) -The
Toronto Maple Leafs gained a final

berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs of1
the National Hockey League tonight
when they defeated the New York
Americans 3-1 in the third and decid-
ing game of their series. The Leafs
engage the Detroit Red Wings, league
champions, in the final.
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont., April 2.-
(/P)-The Buffalo Bisons drew into a
tie with the Windsor Bulldogs in the
semi-final round of the Internation-
al Hockey League playoffs here to-
night, winning the second of a three
game series 1 to 0.
,AY ot

Shoes Make The
Man' And Lynam's
Will Make Stars
In track the only really important
Vlecc of equipment is the shoes and
ni that sport it can really be said
Iiat "the shoes make the man." In
fact Dr. Frank Lynam, team physi-
ci n. feels confident that a change
n the present track shoe would give
t.'e runners such an added advan-
t.ige that full a second might be cut
from the quarter mile record.
Dr. Lynam believes that the
straightening of the sole from the
arch to the toe on the inside of the
shoe would be the only necessary
change. The advantage of such a
change would be that the big toe
would not be cramped in any way
and the foot would be subject to less
fatigue than at present.
It is on the turn that this revision
would make the greatest difference.
When rounding a curve the big toe
of the left foot is turned in because
of the slant of the shoe. The result
i8 greater fatigue, faulty balance,
and a reduction in the drive that
the runner can get and, of course, a
reduction in speed.
The change that Dr. Lynam sug-
gests would prevent the toe from be-
ing turned in and therefore add to
the speed.

-Associated Press Photo.
Champions and outstanding contenders in the National A.A.U. Indoor Championships being held at the
Lake Shore A. C. in Chicago this weekend are included among these four bathing beauties. Left to right
are: Marie Gestring, 13, Los Angeles; Dorothy Poynton Hill, Los Angeles, low board diving champ; Marie
Mansfield, Chicago; Claudia Eckert, Chicago, high board title-holder and winner of the 100-yard free-style
Wednesday night.

Veterans' Condition To Decide
American League Pennant Race
Tigers' Manager Worries of uniform will raise his average.
Over Doubtful Condition He will be patrolling the shortest left
garden in the league at Fenway Park
Of Goslin And Crowder which should help some.
The White Sox, early season sen-
By RICHARD F. SIDDER sations in the 1935 pennant race, are
Many of the keymen on American a curious mixture of youngsters and
League clubs this year have been veterans. Behind the plate they have
around a long while and if 'Father the cagey Luke Sewell who is still
Time should catch up with them the a wizard at handling hurlers, al-
pennant race may take an altogether though he is not as spry in going after
different course. bunts as he once was. ManagerI
The two big question-marks on the Jimmy Dykes is scheduled to hold
World's Champion Tigers' roster are down the hot corner and Mule Haasj
Goose Goslin, World Series hero, and will try to protect his centerfield spot"
General Alvin Crowder whose 16 vic- against his younger rivals. Ted Lyons
tories did much toward giving the led the Sox moundsmen last year, butl
Bengals their second straight pen- gained nothing by the added winter.
nant. Goslin is still a fine hitter. but The Browns, Senators and Athletics
his aging legs handicap him greatly are for the most part young ball
in the field, and it is doubtful if he clubs with only one or two veterans
can last out more than half the sea- of many campaigns on their rosters.
son. Earl Whitehill of Washington and
Crowder Is Doubtful Sam West of St. Louis are about the
Crowder is a good spring pitcher, only two veterans on their respectiveI
but this year has been troubled with a squads whose loss may be felt.
sore arm that may definitely limit hisr
talents. Manager Cochrane is groom-
ing Lawson and Phillips to take the Mate Archers To Hold
General's place inathe starting quar- Annual Meet On Sunday
tet, hoping to spare the veteran for
relief duty. Crowder still possesses The Michigan Archers Association

~Sports of the Day.J
DETROIT-Dick Shikat's proposed
tour of Michigan mats in defense
of his recently-won claim to thes
heavyweight wrestling title appeared
assured tonight by action of the
State Athletic Board of Control.
AUGUSTA, Ga.-- Washed out for
a day by heavy rains, topped off by
a gale-swept clcudburst, the $5,000
Augusta National Invitation Golf
Tournament faces a frigid start to-
Playing conditions were conducive
to a wide-open scoring battle, featur-
ing the comeback threat of Bob Jones,
and the first professional start of
his new business associate, W. Law-
son Little, Jr.
LAKELAND, Fla. - The St. Louis
Browns fell on Elden Auker for eight
hits, including three triples, in the
first five innings of their exhibition
game with the Detroit Tigers today,
and won eight to three. Detroit scored
all its runs off Cain in the first three
ATLANTA, Ga. -Pepper Martin
was injured as the St. Louis Cardinals
defeated the Atlanta Crackers, 8 to 7,
in an exhibition game today. The
outfielder, crashing into the wall after
a foul fly, hurt his right hand and
may be out for two weeks.
The Cardinals staged a ninth-in- I
ning rally to win after the Crackers
had pounded Paul Dean, making his
first start of the season.
Now at
712 E. Washington Ph 9793

Gymnasts Prepared For
Campus Meet Tomorrow
With more than, twenty gymnasts
working out every afternoon for the
last two weeks, Elmer R. Townsley,
gym instructor, yesterday announced
the All-Campus Gymnastic meet to
be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the
Waterman gym.
The meet will be divided into two
divisions, the elementary and ad-
vanced. Thirty-five contestants have
entered the first group while eight
are signed up for the advanced sec-
Events will include the high hori-
zontal bar, the parallel bars, the
horse, the rings, and tumbling. Med-
als will be awarded in the advanced
division to each winner of each event.
In the elementary division only the
man receiving the highest score in
the opinion of the judges will re-
ceive a prize.
Jules Bender, Long Island Uni-
versity basketball star, has been the
leading scorer in Metropolitan circles
for the last two seasons. This year
he totaled 264 points in 26 games.

enough pitching knowledge to offsetj
his physical deficiencies as long as'
he does not have to pitch too often.
The Yankees are trying hard to de-
velop a second sacker to take Tonyi
Lazzeri's place should the "ancient"
Italian need relief. Tony is suffering
from the same trouble that is bother-
ing most of the other old-timers -
bad underpinning. He can no longer1
cover the territory around the key-i

will hold its Annual Spring Meet in
Yost Field House at 9:45 a.m. Sunday.
These spring meets are gradually
gaining in popularity, for noticeable
increases in attendances have pre-
vailed in each of the past three tour-
While it is sponsored by the Mich-
igan Archer's Association, still invita-
tions have been sent out to archers
in Indiana and Ohio as well. A com-

stone sack in the big-league manner, plete program or archery events has
but his hitting ability makes up for been planned, to run from 9:45 a.m.,,
this to some extent. He is always a until 4:30 p.m.
valuable man in the pinch. -------
Grove Past Prime -___-
Lefty Bob Grove and Heinie Man-
ush are both past their prime and maya
give the hopes of the Red Sox' sup-
porters a setback if they suddenly bog
down after the season has gotten
under way. Grove won 20 games for"
the Sox last year and also had the
lowest earned-run average among the I
league's regular moundsmen. Man-imfo
ager Cronin is counting heavily on
the southpaw's ability to repeat.


Manush batted .273 for Washington
last season, but thinks the change
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