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tESDAY, APRIMLz71936 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

raum RIVAS

Mann Names

Best Bets

For

Positions On

U. S. Swim Team

Rates Degener
Kasley At Top;
31 Are Listed
Drysdale, Haynie, Christy
And Fehsenfeld Named
In Coach'sRanking
By GEORGE J. ANDROS
Fresh from the National A.A.U. In-
door Championships, where he acted
in the capacity of timer, Coach Matt
Mann yesterday named the swimmers
he considers the best prospects at the
present time for positions on the
American team to compete in the
Olympic Games at Berlin next Au-
gust.
In rating the country's swimmers
on his All-American check list, Coach
Mann named Jack Kasley of the Wol-
verine Varsity as number one breast-
stroker, and Dick Degener, twice Na-
tional Collegiate champion from
Michigan, as the leading diver.
Capt. Frank Fehsenfeld of the Var-
sity, ex-captain Jim Christy, Taylor
Drysdale and freshman Tom Haynie
are other performers Coach Mann has
coached or is coaching now who are
included on the list of 31 swimmers
and divers.
American Victory Predicted
The choosing of the leading Amer-
icans in each of the six swimming
and two diving events follows Coach
Mann's prediction made earlier this
year that the Japanese would not re-
peat their 1932 win over the United
States at Berlin next summer. The
veteran coach who has brought seven
National Collegiate titles in ten years
to Michigan believes that the Amer-
ican swimmers are every bit as good
as the Japanese and the vastly su-
perior divers of this country will pro-
vide the winning margin.
The American Olympic team will be
composed of three men for every
event, with no limit on the number
of events for which one man may
qualify.
Peter Fick, young star from the New
York A.C. who last week swam the
fastest competitive 100-yard free-style
in history in 51 seconds flat, is picked
by Coach Mann as America's best
chance to whip the Japanese in the
100-meter free-style. Fick turned the
trick last summer at Tokyo.1
Ray Walters Namedl
Following Fick in order as prospects
for the remaining two positions on
the American team are Paul Wolfe ofr
the Hollywood A.C.; Art Highland,
former Northwestern star and now
on the Lake Shore team of Chicago;t
Matt Chrostowski of the Olneyvillel
Boys Club of Providence; Chuck
Flachman, former National Collegiate
champion from Illinois and now also
of the Lake Shore A.C.; Ray Walters,
Big Ten champion from Iowa; and
Jimmy Gilhula of the University of
Southern California and the Detroit
A.C.
Supplementing the usual 200-metert
free-style, the Olympic Games callr
for a four-man 800-meter relay. Jack
Medica, the Washington husky who
won nine Collegiatehchompionships
in three years, makes his first appear-
ance on the list as number-one man
in this event.
Medica is followed in order by Fick;
Ralph Flanagan, 18-year old Miami
star; John Macionis, Yale sophomore;l
Gilhula; Haynie; Art Lindegren of
the Los Angeles A.C.; and Chuck Wil-
son of the University of Chicago
Medica Again Named1
In the 400-meter free-style Medicat
again heads the list, with Flanagant
second. Rating so close to each other
as to defy being rated in order for,
the next four positions are Gilhula,E
Haynie, Macionis, and Ralph Gilmant
of the Ohio State freshman squad.
Medica leads the parade for the,

third time in the 1500, with Flan-
agan again second. Gilman is third
this time, followed by Norris Hoyt
of Yale and Jim Christy, Michigan;
captain in 1934 and first white man
to finish in this event in the 1932
games at Los Angeles. Coach Mann
saw Christy swim in Chicago last week
and believes the third-place winner
of the last Olympics will be in fine
shape for the American tryouts next
July.
Kasley, with his performance of
2:37.2, is placed at the top among the
200-meter breast-stroke men. Johnny
Higgins of the Olneyville Boys Club,
America's best before Kasley stepped
in, is ranked second, with big Ray
Kaye of the Detroit A.C. third. Coach
Mann believes that no other breast-
stroke swimmer in the United States
will threaten this trig.
Kiefer Best Bask-Stroker
Adolph Kiefer, 17-year old Chicago
high school student, is easily the lead-
ing candidate for the 100-meter back-
stroke, and will undoubtedly lead the
way in Berlin.
Behind Kiefer Coach Mann ranks
in order George Kojac, old Rutgers
star and establisher of the present
Olympic record in the 1928 games at
Amsterdam (if he decides to swim);
Al Vnne-Weghe in the Hun School;

Diz Gets In Shape

Fisher To Put
Nine Throwgh
Practice Game
Larson And Gee To Pitch;
Team Will Concentrate
On Batting,_Hurling

'The HOT
STOVE
By BILL REED

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T HE Ohio Wesleyan baseball series
scheduled on the Michigan
team's southern trip is going to have

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Anxious to develop the hitting and its personal side. Catching for Wes-
pitching to such a degree that better leyan will be Louie Banks, a counsel-
than an average record can be made lor at Matt Mann's summer camp,
on the forthcoing southern trip, where Ray Fisher has also been an
Coach Ray Fisher will send his base- adviser for several years.
ball team through an intra-squad The personal rivalry will be livened
game this afternoon, weather per- by the fact that Ray has coached
mittings Banks in his catching for the past
Fisher announced yesterday that several summers while at the camp.
the open date in the training sche- COACH Yost was in great ex-
dule, caused by the cancellation ofc citement yesterday after-
the Marshall game of April 11, has noon when a grass fire near his
been filled. Ohio Wesleyan will fill home began to encircle and
the position, and as a result the Ohio march in on his house. Prompt
club and Michigan will clash twice, aid from the Ferry Field main-
the opener Friday also being played tenance department under Lor-
there. enzo Thomas, summoned by the
Larson To Pitch Coach, and other sources ended
Berger Larson and John Gee will the danger.
both be sent into today's game, and THE athletic department has been
Larson will undoubtedly hurl the first in receipt of a letter addressed
game of the year. Gee is expected to the "University of Michigan, near
to be on the hill for the second. Yes- Detroit, Mich."
terday the outfielders worked out- Highly indignant, and "seized with
doors for the first time in a week, nausea and pity-nausea because of
spending most of their time chasing careless manner and pity because of
fly balls. the ignorance shown," an answer was
Fisher is about set on his batting sent back which set out that "when

Relay Decision Three Rules Chlr
Remains With Coaches At Ano
Athletic Board By RAYMOND A. GOODMAN
Three changes in the rule book
Michigan's Entry In Penn came out of the annual meeting of
the National Basketball Coaches As-
Relays Received; Discus sociation which was held in New
Men In Good Form York City last week-end.
Not one of these can be referred to
Michigan's entry in the Penn Re- as a major change likely to make any
lays was officially confirmed yester- great difference in the cage game
day by the Penn Relay committee next year. The first adds another
along with that of Ohio State, and circle to the floor, this one to be
although the Drake acknowledgment drawn around the centerjump circle
has also been received here, there is and to act as a restraining line on the
still no definite report as to whether jump in the same manner as the foul
Coach Chuck Hoyt will put his Var- circle in the toss-ups in that region.
sity squad on a train for Des Moines The exact size of the circle has not
or Philadelphia the first week-endjbeen decided upon as yet but will be
after spring vacation. between six and eight feet.
The decision rests with the Board Allows Substitutes
in Control of Athletics as to which The second change allows substi-
Relay event the Wolverine team will tutes to communicate with their
compete in, but there is no doubt teammates immediately instead of
that it will decide to send the team waiting for the resumption of play.
one place or another. Hoyt yester- In practice this will only be the legal-
day reaffirmed what he said a week ization of such communication for
ago and emphasized that wherever the old rule merely made the substi-
the team went it would go as a unit. tutes wait until the whistle and
Team Kept Inside meant only confusion.
The problem of outdoor condition- Four time outs instead of three was
ing is becoming constantly more se- the third change provided for. This
rious as one flurry of snow after an- will make but little difference as far

rnged By Cage
nual Convention

-Associated Press Photo.
Dizzy Dean, star Cardinal hurler,
begins the conditioning grind for
this year's pennant campaign after
a protracted holdout. From the
grin on "Old Diz's" face the salary
which he settled for must have beenf
satisfactory.

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Big Ten Nines
Look To Hard
Fought Season
Ohio State, Minnesota And
Illinois Are Only Squadst
To Have Seen Action 1
With the opening of the conference
schedule scarcely two weeks away,
Big Ten baseball nines are now busy
preparing for what promises to be1
one of the hardest fought races in
years. On the basis of pre-season+
games thus far, no one team can be
ranked as a distinct favorite.1
Thus far only Ohio State, Minne-
sota and Illinois have seen any ac-1
tion. All three have shown latentI
power, though none of them have
shown any indication that they ex-
ect to stand head and shoulders
above their rivals.1
Minnesota, last year's Conferencei
ahamps recently returned from a
southern trip, on which they copped
.hree games while dropping two. Al-
though they looked like anything but
Big Ten titleholders in dropping a
double-header to Louisiana State by
overwhelming scores, they looked
rather impressive in victories over1
Mississippi State and Mississippi Col-
lege.
Boast Veteran Infield1
The Gophers boast a veteran infield
composed of Mark Konowski at first,
Frank Slantor at second, Don Lee atj
short, and Babe LeVoir, the football
star, at third, and a formidable'
mound staff headed by Ev Grossman,.
Kermit Aase and Stan Balik.
Ohio State, last year's runner-up,
lost practically a whole team by grad-
uation, but nevertheless has gathered
:ogether a promising aggregation of
youngsters, who have looked good in
early exhibitions. Like Minnesota,
the Buckeyes experienced diffficulty
getting started, losing to Richmond
and Maryland, but gave indication'
of their power in trouncing a strong
Ohio University nine, 7-0.
Tippy Dye, lone returning letter-
man, has been shifted from short-
stop to second and has performed
capably. Jack Peters, brilliant right
handed hurler, who was kept out of
most of last season's games by in-
juries, is back, and is showing his old
time form.
Team Weak At Bat
Illinois has gone through a series
of preliminary games with small Il-
linois colleges with indifferent suc-
cess. Hale Swanson and Howie Berg,
the Illini hurling aces, bid well to
rank among the best in the confer-
ence, but the team has been woe-
fully weak at bat thus far.
Wisconsin and Iowa were forced
to postpone their early games be-
cause of cold weather, and conse-
quently are not set for the Confer-
ence season as yet. Coach Poser of
Wisconsin is pinning his hopes on his
pitching staff, which is headed by
Gordy O'Brien, "Specs" Pearson, and
Bob Neubauer.
The other schools are not due to
open their training schedules until
the end of this week.
COLUMBIA PERENNIAL WINNER

order, planning to lead off with Rud- Los Angeles was nothing but a piece
ness and continue with Brewer, Fer- of uninhabitated land, Ann Arbor
ner, Uricek, Jablonski, Lerner, was a flourishing settlement."
Kremer and Heyliger. Of these eight, Admittedly, "there are no
few have as yet shown definite pow- boosters clubs, no arbortive hot
er at the plate although most of dog stands built to resemble pink
them have improved in Field House pigs in our suburbs and no movie
Gage work. stars, and of course, Los Angeles
Heyliger Has Trouble has long since outdistanced us in
Vic Heyliger has been of particular tp pulation. But we will not ad-
concern to the Michigan mentor. The mit, for a moment, that the Uni-
captain-elect of the hockey sextet is versity of Michigan has no other
a good man in the outfield, but has locale than 'near Detroit, Mich.'"
not been able to master the art of To which William H. Garland,
keeping his eye on a pitched ball. president of the Los Angeles Athletic
It will be remembered that during Club, replied that not being the writ-
t er of the letter, he could only apolo-
to setting a new scoring record for gize for the error. "We won't go into
Michigan on the ice, he was such an the comparative merits of the two
able stick handler that he was able states-I am a native of the State
to take the puck down the ice with- of Maine. California and Los Angeles
n~+ tae h pck onn;thI can owe their present greatness to

ou eeping nis eye on it. I
This, Fisher believes, explains his
present trouble. In baseball the hit-
ter watches the ball, not the oppon-
ents as in hockey, When Heyliger
overcomes this tendency he should
become an excellent hitter.
Big John Jablonski at present looks
like the slugger of the year as far as
Michigan is concerned. Possessing
a world of power in his shoulders and
arms, he drives pitches into the out-
field on a line and will probably be
the cause of many a worry for oppos-
ing hurlers this spring.
Sports cf 1.e Day
(By the Associated Press)
AUGUSTA, Ga.-Corning from be-
hind on a rainsoaked course, sharp-j
shooting Horton Smith of Chicago

the early pioneers from all the state'
of our Union, including the highly
educated State of Michigan, founded
under the' leadership of Cadillac in
1701."
A couple of hits, no runs, one er-
ror.I
FOR the Anglophiles who have beenj
bothered by the football betting
pools which "threaten to kill our
sport" we reprint the following no-
tice from the Personals column of the
London Times, March 26, just to
further trouble them.
"Promising young cricketer may
be admitted at reduced rates of 62
poundsbnext term to Public School.
Write box, The Times."
Varsity Cage Manager
Announces Junior Staff

other has kept the team inside, but!
Hoyt promised that should theI
weather turn milder this afternoon,l
he might send his runners and jave-'
lin men out for at least a brief drill.F
Discus hurlers, javelin' men and
quarter milers occupied yesterday'ss
spotlight in the Field House as Skip
Etchells, Mike Savage and JohnnyI
Townsend took turns heaving the;
platter for distance after the con-
clusion of baseball practice. All three{
were getting off good tosses and
promise to give Michigan two and
possibly three places in the Confer-
ence.
Throws Javelin Well
San White was throwing the jave-
lin consistently into the inclosed bat-
ting cages at the far end of the Field
House-a distance of over 150 feet
with comparatively little effort, and
with some outdoor work should do!
Michigan a lot of good.
Steve Mason, Harvey Patton, Stan
Birleson, Frank Aikens and Fred
Stiles were among the middle dis-
tance men who ran three laps of
the track yesterday, and although
times were comparatively slow, got
in what they hoped would be their
last indoor workout for the season.
Fort Wayne Wins
Archery Tourney
Fort Wayne archers took major
honors in the spring tournament
under the auspices of the Michigan
Archers' Association held at Yost
Field House Sunday.
S. B. Stillwell, of Fort Wayne, took
first place in the men's Class A com-
petition with a score of 1207 for the
double American round and assisted
Fort Wayne to victory in the team
competition, Fort Wayne easily win-j
ning the latter with a score of 2253'
to 2094 for the Detroit archers. j
Earl Witz, of Detroit, led Class B
in the double American round with a
score of 956, while C. Otto, of Kala-
mazoo, topped Class C with 742. In
the combination American and Ju-
nior American rounds for women,
Mrs. Fred Bear, of Detroit, was first
in Class A with 1106. Mrs. GlenI
Snow, Toledo, showed the way in
Class B, with 950,hand Miss Hanahan,
Toledo, topped Class C with 643.

as the game itself is concerned but
should prove valuable in allowing
players greater opportunity for rest,
which with the speeding up of the
game was certainly necessary.
The meeting as a whole was quiet,
Coach Franklin Cappon remarked on
his return from New York yesterday.
This was largely because all of the
major questions, such as the elimina-
tion of the centerjump and the inter-
pretation of the blocking rule, had
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Monday captured the Augusta Na- Hubert Bristol, new Senior Varsity
tional Invitation tournament for the basketball manager, announced junior
second time in three years. appointments yesterday, naming four
___--- men for the positions.
FLORENCE, S. C.-Darkness and a The new managers include Jack
threatening storm caused the Cin- Thorn, Phi Gamma Delta; Robert
cinnati-Detroit exhibition game to be Bradley, Phi Gamma Delta; Donald
called in the seventh inning Monday Myers, Chi Psi; and Elmer Frankel,
with the score tied 0 to 0. "School- independent.
boy" Rowe and Paul Derringer were
locked in a pitching duel when the MAY DISBAND LEAGUE
game was called. Each twirler had If Penn resigns from the Intercol-
allowed only three hits. legiate Swimming Association, as has
NEW YORK-Thirteen of the been threatened, the four remaining
country's leading cagers were selected teams likely will vote to disband.
to represent the United States in the
Olympics as a climax to the nation- CALL FOR FRESHMEN
wide tournaments. The entire seven- All freshmen wishing to try out
man championship Universal Pictures for the freshman baseball team
squad, five from the runner-up Mc- are to report at the Field House
Pherson Oilers and Ralph Bishop of on the afternoon of April 20.
the University of Washington make Coach Bennie Oosterbaan.
up the team.
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