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Record Crowd Expected At Purdue Game




)UR CONGRATULATIONS to Ray Roberts, "master of the lamps" in the
Field Houre, for a double score in the field second closest to his heart -
Ray has not only completed final written tests for his private pilot's
license, but has been elected president of the recently organized Ann Arbor
Aviation society, a club of local fliers using the facilities of the Ann Arbor
Airport, whele Ray took his lessons.
The Class of 1939 in athletics, it appears, are no shrinking violets. First
it was a yearling swimming squad which established itself as "the best team
in the country." Now a freshman wrestling squad has hurled a challenge
at Coach Cliff Keen's Varsity. And Otto Kelly, who directs the freshman
mat activities, stands back of them with the claim that his 48-man squad
will take the Varsity in a meet with two bouts in each division. The meet
will probably be staged tle last week in March, following the Conference

Varsity Points
For Third Spot
In Court Race
Boilermakers Must Score'
Victory To Tie Indiana
For First Place

Ace Of Yankee Hurling Corps Works Out

Matmen Hold
Workouts For
Indiana Matchl
In preparation for their hardest
meet of the year against Indiana,
the Conference champions who have
been undefeated in dual meet com-
petition since 1930, the Michigan Var-
sity wrestlers are holding strenuous
I workouts to sharpen up on their of-
fensive and defensive maneuvers.
Coach Keen plans to take his
charges to Bloomington Friday where
they will meet the Hoosiers the fol-
lowing day. The Wolverine matmen
fwill undoubtedly enter the meet as
underdogs, but the home team will
know that they all have been in a
match if the Michigan boys show
the same spirit they have displayed
in practice sessions.

* * *
come to this department, to one
fine scholar-athlete from another
who has already established himself
at Michigan for his own fine qual-
ities as student and athlete. It comes
from Tom Fisher, who played bas-
ketball with Bob Kessler at Ander-
son, Ind., in high school and who
played basketball and was on the
track squad his first two years here.
** *
"Piggy" Lambert is bringing
Bob Kessler and the rest of the Pur-
due lads up to A.A. this weekend for
the final Big Ten tilt for both teams.
I do not wish to do any prognosticat-
ing, on the grounds of personal ex-
pediency, since I am both a close
friend of several members of that suc-
cessful ball club and also a loyal
Michigander. However, I should like
to call your attention to a brief con-
sideration of their highly touted star
You have heard, of course, of
this fellow Kessler. You know
that he was All-America last
year, and that he is supposed to
be one sweet ball player. I just
want to back up all of that dope
a full one hundred per cent, plus
adding a little of my own "say,"
in order that you may better un-
derstand him as he goes through
his crazy antics on the floor this
coming Saturday night.
Kes, in my opinion, represents the
ideal athlete. In the first place, he
is the practical example of that neb-
ulous term, "good mental attitude,"
for his very presence seems to buoy
the Boilermakers on to wilder scoring
sprees. In the second place, he com-
bines with an athletic career, a scho-
lastic record which has frequently
placed him on the much honored
"distinguished list." That he really

has something to him is evidenced
by the fact that he has continued
from successful high school days his
winning ways inboth basketball and
As to his basketball ability, the
records are sufficient, needing
little elaboration. You will find
that he is as colorful a playei as
Purdue has turned out since
"stretch" Murphy. His native
adeptness with the left hand has
brought general despair to his
guards and high scoring honors
to himself. Paradoxical as it
seems, his one weakness is a di-
rect result of an especially strong
point of his. Driving in under
the left side of the floor, he
literally "milks" fouls out of op-
posing, apparently-i n n o c e n t
guards. Yet when he steps up to
the free throw line he does well
to bat .500 on the conversion. But
equally true is it that with five
players on the other team hang-
ing all over him, he somehow
managers, by a couple of inside-
out twists, and a left hand, to hit
the nets for a goal.
One thing about this game Satur-
day: it will probably be the best
Michigan fans have seen for several
seasons. Keep your eye on Kes; yell
for Michigan; and truly, may the
better team win.
As ever,
T. K. Fisher.
As has been mentioned in this col-
umn before, the meeting Saturday
night of Kessler and Michigan's John
Townsend will be a basketball event,
not only for a comparison of the
cage abilities of the two Hoosier state
products, but because few of our
acquaintance as perfectly fit Tom'
Fisher's tribute to Kessler as does

A record-breaking crowd of 9,500
persons is expected by officials to jam
Yost Field House to capacity Satur-
day night when the Michigan basket-
ball team, playing its last game of
the year, will make a last effort to
jolt the Purdue Boilermakers out of
the title race in what is looming up
as the crucial game of Big Ten sea-
son. Purdue is tied with Indiana,
which has completed its schedule, for
the lead.
The only crowd on record rivaling
that expected to witness the Purdue
tilt saw Michigan defeat Wisconsin
back in 1929 in the final game of
that season to go into a tie for the
Conference crown.
Drill Against Frosh
Should the Michigan five upset the
sharp-shootingtBoilermakers they
would finish the season with eight
wins and four losses. Benny Ooost-
erbaan, assistant coach, has pointed
out that this was the same record
turned in by the Michigan team of
1925, of which he was a member,
when they won the title. Third
place, however, is the best that the
Varsity can do, win or lose.
Coach Cappon put the Wolverines
through a practice drill against Ray
Fisher's freshman team working Matt
Patanelli in Earl Townsend's forward
position. The elder Townsend broth-
er played only a short time taking
no chances on injuring his bruised
heel again. This bruise is the result
of Townsend's style of jumping on the
back-board play by which he always
hits the hardwood heel first. There-
fore practice only irritates the al-
ready sore spot.
Squad In Good Shape
George Rudness, Matt Patanelli,
and John Gee are also hampered by
sprained ankles but both have been
rounding into shape fast. All four
will be in prime condition in time for
the final game Saturday night.
The Varsity encountered the same
difficulty with the freshman squad
yesterday that they have encountered
for the last three weeks. In the first
short drill the Varsity was nosed out
17 to 16. This has been the usual
procedure since the Indiana game at
the beginning of the semester. How-
ever, it was apparent today that the
first string cagers were taking no
chances and were merely coasting in
their scrimmages with the frosh.
Cl1i Psi Advances
In I-M Basketball
With the score tied at six all, Jack
Palmer dropped a charity toss to give
Chi Psi a 7-6 victory over Pi Lambda
Phi and a place in the quarter-finals
of the play-offs in the fraternity Class
"A" basketball league, Tuesday at the
Intramural Sports Building. The
game was marked throughout by ex-
tremely close guarding.
Theta Chi and Nu Sigma Nu en-
gaged in a battle that was every bit
as close with Theta Chi finally com-
ing out on the long end of a 25-24
score when Russ Coward sank a free
throw in the last few minutes of play.
Theta Chi was beaten in the finals
last year by Alpha Omega.
The quarter-final pairings are:
Lambda Chi Alpha vs. Theta Chi,
Alpha Delta Phi vs. Delta Kappa Ep-
silon, Sigma Phi vs. Chi Psi, and Sig-
ma Alpha Mu vs. Theta Delta Chi.
Mexico, Cuba and Australia are
entered in the North American zone
Davis Cup tennis eliminations with
the United States.

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Lefty Gomez, ace hurler on the New York Yankees American League
ball club, has reported to Manager Joe McCarth.y at the Yanks' training
camp at St. Petersburg, Fla., to begin preparation for the coming season.
Although he had a rather disappointing season in the 1935 campaign,
Gomez, who was the league's leading pitcher in 1934, is certain that this
year will be a different story. The Ruppert Rifles will kank heavily
on the Castillan's arm to carry them to or near the top.
Reike's Chance In Conference
Back -Stroke Is Big Mystery




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Trackmen May
Lose Davidson
For Ohio Meet
Beetham And Albritton To
Lead Visitors In Friday
Night's Encounter
Michigan's track team will make
its last home appearance until May
9 when it faces Ohio State tomorrow
night in Yost Field House, and the
Wolverines appear intent on serving
a final notice to the rest of the Big
Ten that they will be the team to
beat in the Conference meet, March
Michigan may not be at full
strength for the Buckeye clash, how-
ever, due to the illness of Howard
Davidson, star half miler. Davidson
is suffering from intestinal influenza
and may be kept out of tomorrow's
Charles Beetham and Dave Al-
britton will lead the Buckeye delega-
tion and will probably collect at least
a pair of first places between them.
Beetham, the Big Ten's defending
outdoor 880 champion, is also an ex-,
cellent quarter miler and may take
both of these events. To win the 440,
however ,he will have to outrun Stan
Birleson of the Wolverines, which is
a full evening's job in itself.
Michigan's mile relay team ,having
run the, fastest race outdoors ever
turned in east of the Rockies, will
have its last crack at the Field House
mark Friday. Birleson, Osgood, Pat-
ton and either Fred Stiles or Capt.
Frank Aikens will carry the baton and

Swimming Summaries
400-yard free-style relay: Won by
Michigan (Drew, Blake, McCarty and
Osgood); second, Ohio State. Time-
200-yard breast-stroke: Won by
Kasley (M); second, Kirbert (0);
third, VanderVelde (M). Time-2:32.
150-yardback-stroke: Wonhby
Rieke (M) ; second, Salie (0) ; third,
Smith (0).
50-yard free-style: Won by Faul-
kenstein (0); second, Mowerson (M);
third, Williams (0). Time-:24.9.
440-yard free-style: Won by Bar-
nard (M); second, Woodford (0);
third, Figley (0). Time-4:57.
100-yard free-style: Won by Mow-
erson (M); second, McCarty (M);
third, Smith (0). Time-:55.5.
High-board diving: Won by Pat-
terson (0); second, Kallman (0);
third, Grady (M).
220-yard free-style: Won by Bar-
nard (M); second, Woodford (0);
third, Mowerson (M). Time-2:18.8.
300-yard medley relay: Won by
Michigan (Rieke, Kasley and Drew);
second, Ohio State. Time-3:01.6.
WINTER Haven, March 4.--
(4") - Arriving Phillies - 24 of them-
had their first workouts on schedule
for today.
are given an excellent chance of low-
ering the present mark of 3:22.9.
That record was set by DeBaker,
Eknovitch, Turner and Russell. If
the present quartet of stars is not
able to best that, it is at least a ser-
ious threat to the dual meet record
of 3:23.7.

Victor in his first three appearancesf
as a Michigan swimmer -all of themE
Big Ten races against the second and
third ranking All-American back-
strokers - Harry Rieke is fast be-t
coming the favorite to win the Con-1
ference title in the 150-yard event in1
the annual championships at Min-
neapolis next week.
Two question marks hanging over
the back-stroke events in next week's1
meet, however, threaten to reduce
Rieke's status to that of dark horse.I
The first and greater of these is the
mystery surrounding Danny Zehr ofI
Northwestern, and the second is the
problem of how great an advantage
Minnesota's 20-yard pool will give'
Dick Westerfield of Iowa.
Handicapped By Injury
Zehr, member of the 1932 Olympic
team and point-winner in the in-
ternational meet between the United
States and Japan last summer, has
given up the back-stroke in favor of
the 220 and 440-yard free-style events
in every Conference meet Northwes-
tern has had this winter, supposedly
because of an arm injury suffered last
fall that is said to handic-p him only;
in the back-stroke.
Yet the Wildcat sophomore turned
in one back-stroke time in a meet
last December with Northwestern's
freshmen that came close to the Na-
tional Intercollegiate record.
Defeated Westerfieldl
Now it remains to be seen whether
Coach Tom Robinson will put his star
in the back-stroke in the champion-
ships next week or leave him to tryI
his luck in the distances. And then

again will Zehr be able to go fast
enough to beat Rieke even if he does
enter the back-stroke? Several ob-
servers at the Intramural pool are
answering this question in the nega-
tive even though Zehr's times in the
past have been better than anything
Rieke has done.
Rieke defeated Westerfield easily
in Michigan's 25-yard pool, but the
Iowa star recently set up a new In-
tercollegiate record for the 150-yard
event in 20-yard pools with the fine
time of 1:36.6. Considering the fact
that "hitting the turns" means a
great deal in a back-stroke race, Wes-
terfield's familiarity with a 20-yard
course (Iowa's pool is this length)
may give him an advantage at Min-
The Wolverine sophomore was Il-
linois interscholastic champion from
Carl Schurz High of Chicago.
Ohio Freshmen Foes In
Telegraphic Track Meet
Sixty-one yearling trackmen get
their first taste of action in a tele-
graphic meet against the Ohio State
freshmen squad Saturday afternoon
at Yost Field House.
Although little is known of the
strength of the Buckeye yearlings,
Coach Doherty feels that Michigan's
best chances for points lie in the 60-
yard dash, 440 and 880-yard runs,
high jump, broad jump, and shot put.
A special 440-yard run will be held
jduring the Ohio State-Varsity meet
Friday night.



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