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Medica Retains

National A.A.U. 220-Yard


Haynie Trails
Ralph Flanagan
To EndUp 4th
New York's Women's 300
Yard Medley Relay Team
Wins 9thStraight Title
CHICAGO, April 3. - (AP)- Jack
Medica, giant star from the Uni-
versity of Washington and the Wash-
ington A.C. of Seattle, turned on a
withering burst of speed in the last
20 yards tonight to nip Ralph Gil-
man of Ohio State University and
retain his National Senior A.A.U. in-
door 220-yard free style title.
Gilman, 20-year old freshman,
competing unattached, gave the title
holder a terrific battle before suc-
cumbing by a touch at the finish.
Medica led most of the way.
Sets Fast Time
Medica swam the last 20 yards in
12 seconds to retain his title in the
good time of 2 minutes, 11.6 seconds.
Ralph Flanagan, Miami, Fla., was
third, with Tom Haynie, University
of Michigan freshman swimming un-
attached, fourth.
The Women's Swimming Associa-
tions of New York's crack 300-yard
medley relay team of Eleanor Holm
Jarrett, .Elsie Petri and Dorothea
Dickinson won its ninth straight title,
defeating the Lake Shore A.C., of
Chicago, by about four yards, in
record time. The Hoosier A.C. of
Indianapolis, was third, with the
Town Club trio of St. Louis fourth.
Break Own Record
The time, 3 minutes, 30 seconds,
shaved 8.8 seconds off the New. York
team's American record for the event,
and took 10.2 seconds off its own
meet record figure. Mrs. Jarrett,
America's premier woman back-
stroke swimmer, built up a big lead
for hger team and was credited with
100 yards in 1 minute, 7.3 seconds, as
compared to her own world record of
Johnny Higgins of Providence, R.
I., swimming for the Olneyville Boy's
Club, added another touch to the
record-breaking in winning the 220-
yard breast stroke title for the first
time. His time was 2 minutes, 39.3
seconds, winning over Ray Kaye of
the Detroit, A. C., by nearly two
yards. Higgins' time bettered his
own American record of 2:43.4, and
replaced the meet record of 2:43.5
established by Leonard Spence of the
New York A.C., who passed up de-
fense of the title he won last year.
Gene Heilpern of Ohio State Uni-
versity, was third with fourth place
going to Don Horn of the Lake Shore
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To Inaugurate

GLEN PHELPS, a freshman on the sports staff whose home is in Barrie,
G Ont., has contributed today's column on lacrosse, a sport native to]
Canada, as it is played around his home.1
IN such articles as have been suf--- -
ficiently adventurous to mention neck to the wrist, and hip pads that!
it, the game of lacrosse has been por- come almost to the chest are not un-1
trayed as a process, not unlike war common. Heavily caned gloves like
itself, in which the only aim is the those of hockey, are worn to pro-
ultimate annihilation of whosoever tect the hands, while on the knees
might be the enemy of the moment. are found the regulation basketball
While it is not our contention that knee guards. Tennis shoes supplant
lacrosse is one of the better tea party the skates in an array of equipment
diversions, still in justice to a really that very closely parallels that worn
thrilling pastime, we should like to by the well dressed hockey player.
examine it more closely. At the start of the game, when
To begin with, the lacrosse of the 'face off' is made, inside a
today no more resembles the la- four-foot circle in the center of
crosse of ten or twenty years the floor, the men take the usual
ago than does the modern gas positions of hockey players. The
buggy bear resemblence to its seventh man, as his name "rover"
brass-fronted ancestor of a like implies, keeps on the move about
vintage. Until the spring of 1931, this circle, trying to draw hisj
lacrosse was played on a field opponent's attention away from
very much like that used as a the center floor play. With the
modern gridiron. Eleven men whistle, the centers 'break,' and
comprised a team, and indeed, for a moment, a bitter contest of
the game resolved itself into a rib poking and body checking
marathon running contest, in ensues within the circle. When
which the endurance of the men one of the centers has either
was the prime factor. This va- gained posession himself, or has
riety of the game is played today cleared the ball to another of his
in some of the eastern colleges teammates, the battle is on. The
of the United States, and al- attacking forwards spread out
though it has gained little of the across the breadth of the rink,
popularity of which it once ahd amid a furry of most intri-
boasted, still it provides a suit- cate passes that travel with pow-
able source of reference for those er closely approximating that of
who would find a living example the well known Dean boys, these
of legalized murder. forwards converge on the hapless
In 1931 however, in the province of goal keeper. He, like a hockeyI
Ontario, in Canada, the offspring of net minder, is padded in every
the generation that had popularized direction and is supplied with aI
the field game banded themselves to- stick of the same outline, but of
gether, revamped the lacrosse set- larger proportions than those of
up, and came out with a condsensed his fellow players. But all is not
version of the game to which they a path of roses for the attacking
applied the name, "Box Lacrosse." forces, for there is a defense that
THE "Box" idea arises from the fact is not easily eluded. It is the
that the new game is played in duty of these defense men, and
an enclosure the size of the well- precious few of them ever shirk
known hockey rink. The man power it, to spill the invaders about in
per team has been cut from eleven such a manner that will convince
to seven, and speed in almost unbe- them that the immediate attack
lievable amounts has taken the place should be abandoned.
of the old time marathon contests. T is in the passing attack and body
A white India rubber ball, about the checking defensive tactics, that
size of a tennis ball, constitutes the modern lacrosse makes its bid for
focal point of the whole struggle. popularity. Although many will dis-
Each player is provided with a stick, pute the fact, still it is true that the
warped in the general configuration speed of play is faster in this game
of a question mark, with that portion than in hockey. True it is that men
between the beginning and end of cannot run as fast as a hockey play-
tlle loop, strung loosely with heavy er can skate, but the ball changes
cat gut. The participants are up- hands (or sticks, for handling the
holstered to the absolute limit of ball with the hands is forbidden) so
human endurance with every kind of fast that a stranger to the game will
padding imaginable. be at an utter loss to follow the play.I
Shoulder pads extend from the Overhead, over the shoulder, and

New Point System;
1 50 Get Numerals
Intramural officials have devised a
point system, and have designed a
numeral award for this purpose. By
this plan a definite number of points
is given for each of the 34 sports on.

Varsity Track Uricek And Brewer Hold Key
Squad To Run To A Successful Baseball Year
Before Clinic If it is true that the record of aing Jablonski's throws and tagging

Moving Pictures, Lectures
Will Feature 2nd Annual
Meeting Here Today
Track interest throughout the state

the program.
Points for each sporL are divided
into three classes, entrance points,
additional points, and winner's
points. Each contestant receives en-f
trance points for participating in a
tournament even though he may lose
in the first round. Additional points
are made by advancement. Points
may be obtained in either individual
or team sports.
According to Earl Riskey, assistant
director of the Intramural Depart-!
ment, 150 such awards will be passed
out this year, 50 of these before
spring vacation, according to Mr.
Riskey, the following men are desig-
nated as sure recipients of numerals:
George Frid and Walker Graham of
Theta Chi, Dick Gerkensmeyer of
Theta Xi, Al Blumenfeld of Phi Beta
Delta, Art Whiting of Lambda Chi
Alpha, Jack Mitchell, Tom Watkins,
and Sanford White of Psi Upsilon,
and Harold Clayton of Delta Upsilon.
Mr. Riskey thinks this a novel idea
since it will arouse a greater interest
among the students in intramural
underarm passes are but routine mat-
ters to the experienced exponent of
the game. The body checking is a
thing of beauty to one who enjoys
the rugged body to body contact va-
riety of sport. The padded hips and
shoulders are highly specialized ap-
pendages, and many the tooth jar-
ring crash has resulted when a de-
fensive player has no more than
touched an opponent.
While it is a rough-tough game
in which no quarter dare be asked,
for none is ever given, still it is
gradually becoming a great attrac-
tion in the Dominion. .BoxLacrosse
made an invasion into the United
States under a professional banner
several years ago, when a pro league
was organized to operate in Pittsburg,


is centered in Ann Arbor today with
a host of high school athletes and
their coaches gathered here to take
part in and witness the second an-
nual Track and Field Clinic.
Coach Chuck Hoyt announced yes-
terday that the Varsity squad would
put on an exhibition for the visitors
after the conclusion of the demon-
stration period this afternoon in
which sprinters, hurdlers, and dis-
tance men would compete. Hoyt


Individual Demonstrations
1:00-1:15 p.m. Sprint Relays by
P. L. Churm, track coach, South
High School, Grand Rapids.
1:15-1:30 p.m. Distance Relays
by A. E. Stoddard, track coach,
Central High School, Kalamazoo.
1:30-1:45 High Jump by Ken-
neth Doherty, assistant Varsity
track coach.
1:45-2:00 p.m. Broad Jump by
Miles W. Casteel, assistant track
coach, Michigan State.
2:00-2:15 p.m. Hurdles by A. T.
Ryan, track coach, Ann Arbor
High School.
2:15-2:30 p.m. Pole Vault by L.
W. Olds, track coach, Michigan
State Normal College.
2:30-2:45 p.m. Shot Put by
Towner Smith, track coach, Wes-
tern State Teachers College.
plans to run his route men in odd dis-
tances, and the 660 and three-quar-
ters will take the place of the half-
mile and mile runs, respectviely.
The clinic will open at 10:30 a.m.
today with a session in Natural
Science Auditorium conducted by
David L. Holmes, track coach of
Wayne University, and will include
motion pictures of correct form in
all events. The morning session will
close with movies of the 1934 N. C.
A. A. Track and Field Meet and the
Clinic will adjourn until 1:30 p.m.
when it will be resumed in Yost Field
Individual events, both track and
field, will be demonstrated by prom-
inent track coaches from 1:00-2:45
when the Michigan Varsity will put
on its impromptu exhibition, al-
though limiting itself to track events

baseball team varies with the power
shown in the positions included on a
line drawn from the catcher to cen-
ter fielder, as a popular baseball
adage would have it, a pair of sopho-+
more infielders hold the key to Mich-
igan's 1936 success on the diamond.
Don Brewer and Steye Uricek,
prospective second baseman and
shortstop respectively, are the men
in question, and it is on this pair that
Coach Fisher is heavily depending for
the needed impetus that will make
this year's Wolverines a first division
Brewer Unexperienced
Brewer comes from Detroit and has
had little diamond experience while
Uricek, whose home is in Flint, has
put in considerable time in the short
field and has already established
himself in Fisher's mind as a coming
Behind the plate Michigan has big
John Jablonski who gives promise of
being better than a .300 hitter this
season. Not only this, but he also
possesses a great throwing arm that
should reduce the number of stolen
bases chalked up by the opposition.
On the mound, although nothing
will be a certainty until the season
actually starts, Fisher appears to
have ample strength in Larson, Gee
and a trio of southpaws. Continuing
the imaginary line inter center field,
Fisher in that spot has placed de-
pendable George Rudness whose
speed has proven him a big asset
to the club. Rudness' work at the
plate has also shown improvement
in drill this year.
Uricek Is Dependable
With known power in these three
positions it rests with the second base
combination to better last year's won
and lost average. Uricek, from ap-
pearances the few days the team
worked outside, is one of the most de-
pendable ball hawks on the club. At
present he is troubled by a sore
throwing arm which is expected to
heal before the spring trip is over.
Fisher is spending much of his
time improving Brewer's work around
the sack and even the frigid weath-
er is not halting the process. Play
has been resumed in the Field House
where most of his drill is in receiv-


Rochester, Syracuse, Montreal anda
Toronto. After one season, however,
the league folded up, much the same
as had the early attempts at hockey
in this country. To gain additional
impetus, the game returned to the
smaller Canadian cities, and there
has attracted huge crowds' in local
ice palaces that otherwise would be
idle during the summer months. So
much favor has the game enjoyed
in fact, that the larger centers are
once more bargaining for many of
the first rate .players in the hope of
reestablishing a big time loop.


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