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WIIDAY;M"A""^ 193" THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Hurons Down Netters 5 To 2 As Johnstone Saves Re,

AGE ""REE
gulars

Regulars Rest
For 'Iron Man'
Schedule Ahead
Verdier, Barowsky Win
As Mates Fail In Return
MichiganNormal Meet
By JOHN H. HILTON
Michigan Normal's tennis team de-
feated the University of Michigan by
a score of 5-2 yesterday afternoon
on the Ypsilanti courts. In order to
rest his regular players for the hard
schedule immediately ahead Coach
Johnny Johnstone used a number of
his reserve players in the meet.
In the number one match Tony
Sargenti of the Normal defeated
Jarvis Dean, 6 0, 6-3. Sargenti con-
tinually outsteadied Dean who was
in some difficulty because of an in-
jured back he was trying to protect.
Normal also captured the second
and third singles, when Romine
Minard downed Neil Levenson 8-6,
4-6, 6-1, in the longest and closest
match of the day and Capt. Ed
Bernard of the Ypsi squad handed
Bob Edmonds a 6-0, 6-3 defeat.
Michigan's two points came in the
last two singles matches. Leonard
Verdier outlasted Merlin Schultz,
chop stroke specialist of the Normal,
to win 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, while Mike Bar-
owsky experienced no difficulty in
taking Raeberg, 6-1, 6-0.
Sargenti and Minard outplayed
Dean and Barowsky to win the first
doubles, 6-2, 6-4, and insure the
Hurons of a victory in the meet.
Schultz and Bernard teamed to-
gether to defeat Levenson and Ver-
dier, 6-1, 1-6, 8-6, in the loosest
match of the day, the last set of
which was completed in a light rain.
SUMMARIES
Sargenti (N) df. Dean (M), 6-0,
6-3.
Minard (N) df. Levenson (M), 8-6,
4-6, 6-1.
Bernard (N) df. Edmonds (M),
6-0, 6-1.
Verdier (M) df. Schultz (N), 6-4,
6-1.
Barowsky (M) df. Raeberg (N),
6-1, 6-0.
Doubles:
Sargenti and Minard (N) df. Dean
and Barowsky (M), 6-2 ,6-4.
Schultz and Bernard (N) df. Lev-
enson and Verdier (M), 6-1, 1-6,
8-6.
Lusk's Two Hit
Hurling Downs
Z.B.T. Nine, 10-1
D.U.'s Trim Phi Kappa
Sigma 15-7 As Bolas
Stars; Chi Psi's Lose
Following up the fine performance
yesterday at Dwight Butler, Pat
Lusk, Sigma Phi hurler led his team
to a 10 to 1 victory over Zeta Beta
Tau when he struck out 14 and al-
lowed only two hits. Lusk finished
off the affair by fanning the last six
players. Meanwhile his mates gar-
nered ten hits to tally in every in-
ning, easily touching the delivery of
Ben Aaron. Dick Cohen, Z.B.T. out-
fielders proved to be outstandin in
the field with his fine running
catches. Stan See clouting two
doubles led the winners at bat.
George Bolas' fast steady delivery
was too much for the Phi Kappa
Sigma team as the Delta Upsilons
won 15 to 7, the last few innings be-
ing played in a fine rain. Although

mixing up a sizzling fast ball with a
change of pace slow one and strik-
ing out many Grant Nault could do
little when his teammates did not
give him the necessary support. Clar-
ence Eldridge, Phi Kappa Sigma
looked well at the plate while Dick
May of the other team showed up
well in the outfield.
In the hottest fought battle of the
day Kappa Sigma edged out Chi
Psi 15 to 14. Dick Evans starting on
the mound for Chi Psi was knocked
out in the first inning to be relieved
by Jack Palmer, when the Kappa
Sigs found his delivery to their taste
and scored five runs, Evans, though
was the star of the game in the field
and at bat by means of his many
hits, including a home run, and his
fine stops. Jack Stein was the win-
ning pitcher, going the route for
Kappa Sigma.
Today's Results
Trigon 15, Tau Kappa Epsilon 1
Geography 8, Chemistry 6 (faculty)
Sigma Alpha Mu 12, Theta Xi 9
Hermitage 12, Kappa Delta Rho 11
Acacia 6, Phi Delta Theta 5
Sigma Phi Epsilon 21, Alpha Omega
20.
NEUN BOSSES NORFOLK

The HOT STOVE
-- Br BILL REED
pROVINCIALISM is when a college sports writer claims that the star
sprinter from his school can beat the world's champion.
With that preface we proceed to the discussion of the day, the 100-yard
dash at the Big Ten meet, and in that discussion we propose to be so pro-
vincial as to say that Sam Stoller, if he does nou beat Jesse Owens, is going
to come so close to it that the judges will have to huddle as only finish'
judges can.
Our predictions in the field of track competition this year have been
based to a censiderable extent on intuition, and we admit the present
prediction is of that sort. However, there is this time ample background
in fact upon which one can base such an apparently rash judgment.
In the first place there is the relative condition of the two, Stoller and
Owens. Owens, it is well known, is still approximately a month from his
peak after the winter's layoff. That is, it is highly unlikely that he can du-
plicate any such performance as his in the 1935 Big Ten meet (if anyone ever
can), but that he will probably be in his best shape for the Olympics. Stoller,
on the other hand, is in ideal trim, and getting keener every day.
The question remains whether Owens four weeks from the peak can be
beaten by Stoller or almost anyone else in their prime. But that is the
very question in hand, and it is circumvention to raise it as an answer. The
only answer will of course come in about ten days.
In the second place there is the race between the two in the Ohio
State-Michigan dual meet. In that meet Stoller was the actual leader
for better than 90 yards, at which point Owens busted to the front to
win by a margin of no more than ten inches. And the time in the race
was as fast as man has ever been timed, :09.4, with a back wind to be
sure but on a rain bogged track. After that race the genial Jesse turned
to Sam, "Holy Gee, Sam, you scared the stuff out of me. I used to be
able to run fifty and coast the rest but that's all over."
Stoller, according to Coach Charlie Hoyt, lacked strength, and so for a
week worked him hard at 120 yards, giving him that extra zip near the
tape. The results of that work were graphically demonstated Saturday when
Stoller won going away from Bobby Grieve, no mean sprinter and much
stronger than Stoller, in :09.7. The best part of the race, of course, being
Stoller's finish, the strongest of his career.
In other words, Stoller appears to be developing the very finish which
might have meant the race at Columbus.
There are admitted circumstances under which Stoller is at his best.
Chief of these is his lane position, there being no question that he is at his
best beside Owens. That was proved at the Penn Relays when he ran second
in the next lane to Owens and in the dual meet when he was again next to
Jesse, those two races being the best of his career.
Given such a break as a draw which places the two together, our money
goes on Sam on what they call a hunch bet, not because we underestimate
the abilities of the great Jesse, who has few more sincere admirers than
ourselves, but because things are ripe for Sam to get the break which he
really deserves.
State Colleges Decide Track
Championships Here May 15-16

Miller Defeats
Two Regulars
In Fast Quarter
Sopliomore Beats Aikens
And Stiles Reeling Off
Distance In 49.3'
Michigan's hopes for a successful
defense of their Western Conference1
track laurels rose a notch yesterday
when Chuck Miller, sophomore
sprinter, ran 49.3 to defeat both Fred
Stiles and Capt. Frank Aikens in a
quarter mile time trial. Stiles was
clocked in 49.4, only a stride in back
of his Petoskey rival.
Coach Charlie Hoyt has named
Miller among 24 men to make the
trip to Bloomington Thursday where
the Wolverines ard scheduled to meet
the vaunted Indiana track squad the
following day in the final dual meet
of the season.
Michigan holds two nods over In-
diana already this year, having tak-
en the measure of Don Lash and
Co. one in a dual meet indoors and
again in the Conference meet in
Chicago. The dual meet score was
uncomfortably close and was decid-
ed in the hurdles when with Dan
Caldemeyer out, Bob Osgood and
Moreau Hunt garnered some much
needed Michigan points.
If the Michigan milers can force
Don Lash to do 4:14 or better to
win the mile Saturday, Hoyt's two-
milers will have a good chance to
take the longer grind. This strategy
appears to be one of Michigan's best
bets to gain points in the Confer-
ence and Friday's meet will provide
an unexcelled opportunity for test-
ing it out.
Among the twenty-four men whom
Hoyt has potentially named to make
the trip are three men who may not
go. There still seems to be some
doubt as to whether BobPeckelsma
and Orlen Zahnow will accompany
the team, and the sore back which
has been bothering Steve Mason of
late may force him to remain at
home.
In the event that these men do
not make the trip, Hoyt may take
Tom Fisher, shot putter who placed
third in the Illinois meet Saturday
with a toss of 42 feet 8 inches.
Rain Halts Contest
Wit1Western State
By FRED DeLANO
KALAMAZOO, May 12.-A mid-
afternoon downpour today thwarted
Michigan's attempt at its 13th win
of the current baseball campaign
after one inning of the scheduled tilt
with Western State had been played.
The opening session was scoreless
for both teams, with Capt. Berger
Larson striking out two of the Hill-
toppers. The game was opened in a
slight drizzle and as soon as the storm
reached its height was called by Um-
pire-in-chief Ernie Vick.
The Wolverines will play Purdue
Friday in the next game and have a
double-header with Illinois listed for
Saturday. None of these games will
be played in Ann Arbor. Captain Lar-
son is sure to pitch in one of the
Illini struggles, and Johnny Gee and
Herm Fishman will work the other
two assignments of the week-end.
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Breaking The Tape'

Myth Exploded

By Exact Science Of Modern Timers

By FRED BUESSER
With assaults and claims upon ex-
isting track records becoming almost
a daily occurrence until each sec-
tion of the country has established
a favorite son in the role of 'record
smasher,' sports followers through-
out the world have been hard put to
tell the difference between a really
outstanding performance and a med-
iocre performance clocked by a par-
tisan or amateur timer.
To appreciate and understand the
precise science of accurate timing it
is, not necessary to go beyond the
confines of Ferry Field, the stamp-
ing ground of Charlie Hoyt's Wol-
verines and the retreat of Professors
Art Van Duren and Phil Diamond.
Recognized Clockers
Diamond and Van Duren are, to-
gether with George Moe, the recog-
nized expert clockers of this section
of the country, and their ability was
duly acknowledged when both were
invited to act as timers in the Con-
ference meet last year.
There are two schools of timing.
Both of course, start not with the
sound of the gun, but with the ap-
pearance of the puff of smoke, and
it is probable, according to Van,
Duren, that the time lost while the
puff of smoke forms is compensated
for by the reaction time of the
clocker when he stops the watch.
It is in the stopping and not in
the starting of the watch that the
difference of the two methods of im-
ing becomes apparent. There is a
certain ambiguity in the rules them-
selves as to just when a man has
crossed the finish line, but the ac-
cepted standard is that the body
of the runner must have passed the
mark.
Amateur Timer's Error
The amateur timer is prone to
consider that the finish has been
reached when the chest or torso
breaks the tape, but the fallacy of
this method can readily be seen were
a man to lean forward at the con-
clusion of the race. Obviously his
body has not crossed the line, but
the tape has been broken and a
record is claimed.
The scientific and approved meth-
od of timing has to do only with
the feet of the runner ,and it is not
until the foot has crossed the mark
that a real timer will click his watch.
A vivid illustration of this principle
may serve to illustrate the point. In
,ie 1932 Olympics held atLos An-
geles, Eddie Tolan and Ralph Met-

calf raced almost a dead heat in the
100 meter dash. Metcalf broke the
tape ahead of Tolan because he was
a bigger man, and the majority of
the officials credited the Marquette
speedster with the victory. A special-
ly equipped camera lad caught the
finish however, and the picture de-
veloped that evening, showed that
while Metcalf had broken the tape,
his foot was just going down while
crossing the finish line while Tolan's
foot was coming up, showing that
he had already completed his stride.
The Olympic committee studied the
picture and reversed its decision.
Feet As Indicators
Both Van Duren and Diamond use
only the feet as indicators in tim-
ing and have become so proficient
that they invariably get the same
time in any event under a quarter
mile. In the longer distances the
difference in watch mechanisms be-
gins to enter in.
Four watches are used to time
with, one being designated as a spare
and used only in the event that one
of the regular watches goes haywire.
It is seldom that the watch will stop
exactly on the tenth of a second
mark, for instance, and it is here
that the opportunity for discrepancy
or bias enters in. The instant a tenth
second marker is passed, say if the
hand is barely past 9.6, the time im-
mediately becomes 9.7 and it is the
failure of timers to take this factor
into consideration that results in so
many strangely phenominal times.
In establishing world records each
of the three timers must turn in his

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May 23
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Unfinished Spartan Track
Causes Meet To Be Held!
At Ferry Field
By RICHARD A. FORSYTH
The twenty-first annual State In-
tercollegiate Track and Field Meet
will be held Friday and Saturday
afternoon, May 15 and 16, at Ferry
Field. This is the first time. in
twenty-one years of the meet that
it has not been held at Michigan
State College, due to the fact that
their new track has not yet been
completed.p
Last year the meet was won by
Michigan State by a two and one-
half point margin over Western
State. According to Ralph H. Young,
Michigan State College track coach,
the meet this year should be pretty
much of a four-way proposition with
Michigan Normal, Wayne University,
Western State, and Michigan State
dominating the field. Other colleges
competing will be University of De-
troit, Kalamazoo College, Central
State and several of the junior col-
leges, chief among them being Grand
Rapids Junior College.
Seek Olympic Rating
Application has been made to have
the State Intercollegiate meet des-
ignated as an official Olympic try-
out meet, with the winners of the
first three places in each even qual-
ifying for the U. S. Olympic semi-
finals. Active Olympic candidates
to compete include Abe Rosenkrantz
of Michigan Normal, winner of two
events in the Jewish Olympics in
Asia Minor last year, Allen Tolmich
of Wayne University, William Haw-
thorne of Michigan Normal, Harvey
Woodstra of Grand Rapids Junior
College, and James Wright and
Major Leagues
American League
Detroit 5, Boston 0
St. Louis 7, New York 0
Washington-Chicago, rain
Philadelphia-Cleveland, rain
National League
Cincinnati 6, Philadelphia 4
Brooklyn 5, St. Louis 2
New York 5, Chicago 4
Pittsburgh 6, Boston 6 (called
in tenth because of darkness).

Francis Dittrich of Michigan State.
Besides the regular course of track
and field events, two open events
will be added to the program this
year and will be run off at the con-
clusionof the finalsonSaturday.
They are the 5,000 meter run and
the 440 yard hurdles, and will be
open to all men eligible for places
on the U. S. Olympic team. The lead-
ing candidates so far entered in the
5,000 meter run are William Daly,
formerly of University of Detroit,
and William Zepp, former Michigan
Normal athlete.
Beatty Files Entry
Last winter Daly turned in a 4:12
mile in Madison Square Garden.
Zepp took part in the Sugar Bowl
running events in New Orleans dur-
ing the Mardi Gras. Gene Beatty,
former Michigan Normal star, is the
first man to file his entry in the 440
yard hurdles. Beatty won this event
at the Penn Relays for three straight
years. All three of these men will be
active candidates for the U. S. Olym-
pic team.
The preliminaries of the meet are
scheduled to start at 2:30 Friday
afternoon, and the finals will begin
at 2:00 p.m. Saturday.
State Baseball Team
Leaves For Eastern Trip
Michigan State's slugging baseball
team, which has tallied 30 runs in
its last two shutout victories, head-
ed eastward yesterday to play Col-
gate and Cornell Universities.
Coach John Kobs selected 19 men
to make the first eastern invasion a
Spartan nine has ever made. Blaine
Henkel will make his mound debut
today at Hamilton, N. Y., against
Colgate. Warren Walters will hurl
against Cornell at Ithaca Thursday.
En route home State will meet Mich-
igan Normal at Ypsilanti.

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