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LAY 24, 1936








Lower Bracket
Doubles Match
Decides Title
Miller Sherwood Defeated
By Leavens In Second
Division Final
CHICAGO, May 23.- (') - North-
western university's courageous ten-.
nis team captured the Western con-
ference tennis championship from
Chicago today when George Ball and
Don Leavens of the Wildcats defeat-
ed John Shostrom and Herbert
Mertz of the Maroons in a second
bracket doubles match, the final duel
of the three-day tournament.
In the second bracket match, Don
Leavens, Northwestern, defeated Mil-
ler Sherwood, Michigan, 6-3, 6-1.
The final point score between the
schools, which dominated play, was
Northwestern 14, Chicago 13.
Michigan placed third with five
points. Wisconsin had four and Il-
linois, Ohio State and Iowa two each,
Minnesota did not score.
The Maroons, while they lost the
team title, captured the singles and
doubles championships. bapt. Nor-
man Bickel downed Bob Niehousen of
Ohio State 11-9, 6-1, while Bickel
teamed with Norbert Burgess to beat
Russ Ball and Dick Rugg, Northwest-
ern, 6-0, 6-2, for the doubles crown.
Tied at 13 points, the team title
was decided on Leavens and George
Ball's three set victory in the final
match. The scores were 4-6, 6-3,
First bracket: Norman Bickel, Chi-
cago, defeated Robert Niehousen,
Ohio State, 11-9, 6-1.
Second bracket: Don Leavens,;
Northwestern, defeated Miller Sher-
wood, Michigan, 6-3, 6-1.
Third bracket: George Ball, North-
western,, defeated Herbert Mertz,
Chicago, 6-2, 7-5. -
Fourth bracket: Dick Rugg, North-
western, defeated John Shostrom,
Chicago, 8-6, 6-2.
Nine More Qualify
For Speed Classie
Fear, not of the hazardous turns but
of the gasoline their motors might
consume, governed drivers in qualify-
ing trials today for the 500-mile au-
tohobile race to be run here at the
speedway next Saturday.
Nine made the grade in the 25-
mile tests today, bringing the total of
speedsters eligible to start to 25.
Thirty-three cars will be permitted to
The Week's Sports
Tuesday: Western State Teach-
ers College, here. Game starts at'
4 p.m.
Wednesday: Toledo University,
there. Games starts at 8:30 p.m.
Friday: Michigan State College,
here. Game starts at 4 p.m.
Saturday: Michigan State Col-
lege, there. Game starts at 2:30

Big Ten Rules Out
6 Gopher Gridders
MINNEAPOLIS, May 23. - P)-
Four regulars and two promising
freshman candidates are among Go-
pher football players enrolled in the
University of Minnesota's general col-
lege, students of which were ruled out
of athletic competition by the Big Ten
faculty committee unless they can
produce certain scholastic credentials.
The regulars are Andy Uram and
Rudy Gmitro, backfielders; Lew Mid-
ler, tackle, and Charley Schult/
Two outstanding frosh prospects
in the college are Wilbur Moore, half-
back, and Eldred Miller, tackle.
Julius Alfonse, Cumberland, Wis.,
co-captain of the 1936 team, is in
the college at present, Coach Bernie
Bierman said, but will have trans-
efrred to the college of education by
Fair Grounds
Feature Goes
To Stand Pat
DETROIT, May 23. - (UP) -Stand
Pat, E. F. Seagram's big chestnut
horse, galloped to an easy victory to-
day in the $5,000 Wolverine handi-
cap, feature race of the opening day
program at the Fair Grounds track.
A crowd of 20,000 ,the largest in-
augural day turnout in the history of
the track, saw Stand Pat rush to the
front in the upperturn and drive
ahead under energetic urging by
Charley McTague to finish two and
a half lengths ahead of Marynell, the
The chestnut ran the mile and one
sixteenth in the good time of 1:45/5
over a lightning fast track. He paid
$7.60 for a $2 ticket, and his victory
was worth $4,200 net to his owner.
Woodlander finished third, a half
length behind the filly, Marynell.
Azucar, owned by Fred M. Alger,
Jr., of Detroit, disappointed the
crowd by finishing last in the field of
nine. Grand Slam was the only
The "electric eye" Was used for the
first time at the track and was
brought into play in both the first and
second races.
McTague scored a double victory by
bringing Chastity in ahead by five
lengths in the seventh race after she
had faltered in the upper turn.
Brevity Trounced
By White Cockade
NEW YORK, May 23.- (/!') - Leav-
ing no room for arguments, Ogden
Phipps' White Cockade. soundly
whipped the great Brevity in the
61st running of the Withers Mile at
Belmont Park today.
A distant last in his only previous
race this year, White Cockade held
a two-length advantage over Brevity,
owned by J. E. Widener, as he flashed
past the judges stand with his jockey,
Eddie Litzenberger, looking back at
the nine other three-year-olds.
The Wheatley stable's Teufel, run-
ning a surprisingly good race follow-
ing his failures in the Kentucky Derby
and the Preakness was third.

'Osgood Equals
High Hurdles
World Record
Patton Finishes Second To
Ellinwood In 440; Skip
Etchells Wins Discus
(Continued from Page l)
rier beat Michigan's Bob Osgood by
less than a yard in 23.5.
Osgood ran the best race of his
career in the 120-yard highs to win
easily in 14.2, equalling the world
record held by Percy Beard with less
than the maximum three mile wind
at his back.
Dan Caldemyer of Indiana took
the lead away from Osgood at the
fourth hurdles but fell on his face
over the sixth barrier just as Osgood
regained the lead and failed to fin-
Patton Ends Career
Patton ended his Conference career
in glorious fashion by outsprinting
teammate Birleson down the home
stretch to take second in the 440 be-
hind the great Ray Ellinwood of Chi-
cago. Birleson was a good third.
Patton, with his small statureand
light frame, was at .a definite disad-
vantage as the race was started
around a turn.
Skip Etchells maintained his su-
premacy in the discus for the second
straight year, his throw of 146 feet
9%/ inches besting Bill Friemuth of
Minnesota by more than four feet,
as John Townsend gave Michigan
another point in fifth place. Town-
send was the only one of the shot
put qualifiers to better his throw
of Friday and finished third in the
16-pound event with a push of 47
feet 45/ inches, less than two inches
out of second.
Beetham Breaks Record
Howdy Davidson and Ben Starr
gave Michigan a third and a fifth in
the 880-yard run as Ohio's Beetham
broke a Conference record with a
1:52.9 effort.
Lash andrtenske battled it for two
laps in the mile, the former winning
by a step in 4:10.8 to break his own
Conference record of 4:14.4. Lash's
9:19.9 in the two-mile was also a new
Big Ten mark, the old record being
9:21.9 made by Wright of Wisconsin
in 1931.
Staehle was second in the two-mile
for four laps, but Deckard and Smith
passed him going into the fifth lap
and Paul Benner of Ohio did the same
at a mile and three-fourths. Stone
came from the ruck in the last three
laps to pass Staehle on the seventh,
but could not batch Benner.
Clayt Brelsford reached fifth place
in the third lap of the mile, but could
not withstand George O'Brien of Oho
on the last turn. Fink never threat-
O'Brien finished in fifth in 4:15,
and was forced to scratch in the
half after making the best time, 1:54,
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Coaches And Conference
ARE COACHES effected by the fortunes of the game in the same manner
as their athletes?
Perhaps the reactions of coaches and players are not exactly the same
but they certainly resemble each other in a variety of ways.
Our example is Franklin C. Cappon of the basketball team. Cappon
suffered through a number of bad crops of cage players before the opening of
the 1935-36 schedule. The beatings that his teams took prior to the advent
of the Townsends were beginning to show in his attitude toward the game.
Somehow he didn't seem as interested in hardwood floors and twine nets
as he once might have been. Whether this had any harmful effect on his
teams is a question which we cannot answer accurately, and we doubt
whether anyone else can do so either.
As the last season progressed, however, one could see the success
of his team making a difference in Cappon. Gradually he became
quieter en the bench and more confident. Cappy has never been a
member of what might be termed the "Piggy Lambert school of bench
warmers," but still has become quite hot under the collar at times. He
even began to look at basketball as an acceptable subject for general
conversation and his strategy became more evidently clever in every
The basketball squad, including both the players and the coaches reached
their peak when the last two weeks of the campaign came into sight. It
wasn't that there was any noticeable increase in enthusiasm, but somehow
a confidence that hadn't been evident around Yost Field House for some
time came into being - and with good reason. During those final two
weeks Michigan's "giants" took Iowa into camp, whipped a capable Illinois
team twice, and then played inspired ball for 30 of the regulation 40 minutes
against a Purdue five that was not to be denied the Conference title by the
Wolverines or anyone else.
Genuine confidence, of course, is a hard thing to define -even harder
to recognize. In a man actually competing, one can put his finger on it
with a reasonable amount of assurance. In a coach it is most difficult to be
sure. It shows up in the tone of a suggestion or order, or maybe just in a
casual conversation.-
At the end of the season Cappon had it.
Cagers Do Their Best
INCIDENTALLY the basketball team is doing its bit to keep the University
of Michigan up in the running this spring.
John Townsend, all-Conference center, turned in an excellent per-
formance for the track team yesterday winning a third in the shot put
and a fifth in the discus. Bill Barclay is a member of the Varsity golf
squad and in the fall does his bit with Patanelli on the football team.
On the baseball team are George Rudness, John Jablonski, erstwhile
"'letterless wonder," captain-elect John Gee, Herm Fishman, Don Brewer,
Manny Slavin, Bill Lane and Matt Patanelli.
Ten of the thirteen award winners are competing this spring with only
ex-Captain Chelso Tamagno, Dick Evans, and Earl Townsend spending these
final months in the background.
We Suggest
WITH the championship games of the Intramural softball tournaments
scheduled for the coming week and with more campus interest evidenced
than in many years, we tunk that it might be a good idea to play these
final tilts at Palmer Field, back of the Mosher-Jordan dorms.
The Palmer Field diamonds are in much better condition than South
Ferry Field's, and with their excellent location would enable a greater number
to view the games. -R.A.G.

Baseball Crown To Be Decided
By June Michigan -Iowa Series

The 1936 Western Conference base-
ball championship will be decided
.Wednesday afternoon, June 3, on the
Ferry Field diamond when Michigan
and Iowa meet in the second game of
their two game series. It cannot be
The fickle weather man caused the
cancelling of the Wolverine-Wiscon-
sin game yesterday and also the
nightcap of the scheduled double
header between Iowa and Minnesota.
Iowa won the opener, 3-0, although
it was, cut to five innings by rain.
One of three teams, Michigan,
Iowa or Illinois, will be the new,
champion, taking Minnesota's place
on the throne. The Gophers, by los-
ing three times this year to the
Hawkeyes, are mathematically out of
the running for the 1936 crown.
Illini Campaign Ended
Illinois has finished its Conference
campaign with 10 victories and two
losses for a percentage of .833. Iowa
and Michigan have both won eight
and lost one for an .889 mark. These
two clubs play here Tuesday and
Wednesday, June 2 and 3, and if
advance indications mean anything,'
at least 5,000 people will be in the
stands both days.
Unless either the Wolverines or
Iowa sweep the two game series, Il-
linois will be the new champion, for
a split in the games would leave both
teams with a final average of .818. If
one club wins both tilts, it will have a
final percentage of .909 with 10 wins
in 11 starts. Should the elements
force cancellation of one of the
Big Ten Standings

games ,the team winning the single
battle would be the champion with
nine wins and one loss for a .900
average. It might be possible, how-
ever, that the Hawkeyes would stay in
Ann Arbor an extra day in this case
to get in the second game.
Both Games Needed
In other words, the team winning
the first game of the double bill must
win the second. If it doesn't Illinois
will take the title.
The Michigan team will return
from its road trip today and in the
next week and a half will play seven
games. Tuesday local fans will get a
chance to see Capt. Berger Larson
pitch against the powerful Western
State aggregation. The team will
play a night game Tuesday in Toledo.
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