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FRIDAY. MARCH 6. 1936

THii MICHIGAN DACiY

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Michigan Trackmen Favored To

Defeat Ohio State

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Albritton Leads
Assault On High
Jump Record]

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Giant Hurlers Prepare For Big Year

Vic Heyliger Enters Hockey Hall Of

The HOT
STO E
-- --- By BILL IEDl)

Fame'

As He Breaks Sherf's Record

Four Other
Marks May
Wolverines

Field House,
Be Tied By

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Osgrood

Faces

Test

Stan Birleson Expected To
Meet Strong Competition
From Beetham
With Michigan an odds-on fa-
vorite to beat the Ohio State thin-
clads tonight in Yost Field House,
local track fans will probably get
their thrills from record breaking
performances instead of from the
closeness of the meet as was the case
a week ago.
Four Field House records are defi-
nitely in danger of being tied while
another, the high jump mark, will
probably be broken.jDave Albritton,
lanky Negro jumper and hurdler, is
the man expected to give the Buck-
eyes possession of another local mark
Osgood Favored
Sam Stoller will make another as-
sault on the 60-yard dash record of
:06.2 which he has tied twice al-
ready this season. Another Wolver-
ine, Bob Osgood who is rated one of
the foremost hurdlers in the Wes-
tern Conference, last week ran the
highs in :08 seconds flat to tie Willis
Ward's Field House mark. Pushed
by Albritton he may do the same or
better tonight.
The 440 should be the best race on
the card with Charles Beetham and
Stan Birleson fighting it out in the
stretch. Last week a new record for
the event was hung up by Hicks of
Indiana who was clocked in :50.4.
Birleson was only a step behind and
against the Buckeye star, Beetham,
may be able to better even that time.
Beetham is defending outdoor Con-
ference champion in the half mile
and will probably be good for a first
place in the event tonight. Another
mark in danger is that for the mile
relay, Michigan's favored team hop-
ing to break it in its last indoor ap-
pearance here.
Albritton Is Sure Bet
Albritton is a sure bet in the high
jump, having bettered six-feet five
inches already this year. Ohio State
is also expected to pile up points in
the shot put and pole vault where the
Wolverines are weak. To offset this
Michigan will be forced to score
heavily on the track and local fore-
casters are expecting an easy Michi-
gan win.
The Buckeyes have been in two
dual meets so far this season and
have lost both. Indiana and Illinois
were the victors. Ohio's hopes to be
a Conference power this year fell
considerably at the end of the first
term with the announcement that
Jesse Owens was ineligible. Last
year, however, in the Buckeye-Wol-
verine meet here Owens could get but
one first, that in the low hurdles.
Michigan is expected to take the
meet in stride as a preparation for
the Big Ten meet to be held in Chi-
cago next week-end. The meet will
begin at 7:30 p.m.
Coach Keen's
Wrestlers Will
Meet Yearlings

"THAT remarkable relay team" will
make its final bid for the Field
House record tonight, but even if un-
successful,it will not be forgotten for
the mere fact that another quartet
retains the mark.
As one of the team's members said
after he had run his heart out to
keep the record clean, "I guess it's
just tradition, we can't seem to help
but give everything we've got."
Recognition of such a tradition
probably goes back to a locker-
room scene last spring, after the
quartet had just won the Confer-
ence track title for Michigan.
Draped over benches in a mixed
state of unconditioned happiness
and utter weariness, there was an
unspoken pledge that as long as
the team held together, another
year, it would continue with the
record it had established during
the last year.
That was just as the team had
established itself as one of the bravest
combinations ever to compete for
Michigan-providers of many thrills.
Outstanding among those thrills was
the Conference indoor meet, and the
Butler Relays, not to mention the
California dual meet. Although the
team's composition might vary, be-
tween Frank Aikens, Fred Stiles, Bob
Osgood, Harvey Patton and Stan
Birleson, their performances never
did.
It was in the Conference indoor
meet that the team of sophomores
(Patton did not run) came from be-
hind to win in 3:22.7. but two weeks
after, at the Butler Relays, was an
even greater race. Buffeted about on
a bad track and in a rough field, the
ouartet came ahead of Pittsburgh,
the East's best, after a sensational leg
by Bob Osgood.
But the greatest thrill, and the
greatest test, was the Conference
outdoor meet. Michigan trailed
Ohio State by a half point:
Michigan had to place ahead of
Ohio State in the relay to win
the meet. And the fighting quar-
tet was ready. To finish ahead of
Ohio State was secondary to
them, Stiles, Patton, Aikens and
Birleson. And so it was that they
turned in the fastest mile ever
run East of the Pacific Coast, a
new Big Ten record, 3:15.2.
But their thrills did not cease with
the current season, and the same five,
augmented on occasion thisy ear by
a sophomore, Steve Mason, will leadI
Michigan into the Conference meet
next week the underdogs, but with
real Michigan money behind them.
Few people will forget the two
races which the team has run this
winter, the comebacks against Pitts-
burgh in the A.A.U. meet and the
race against Indiana which kept
Michigan's dual-meet record intact.
There is only a chance that the
Field House record of 3:22.9 held
by DeBaker, Eknovich, Turner
and Russell, will be broken to-..
night. Unless Charlie Beetham
and the Buckeyes should un-
leash a big surprise, there will be
little incentive to do so. They
thrive only on close races or over-
whelmig odds.
They remain "that remarkable
relay team."
CHANGES ONLY SHAFTS
Willie Hoppe, regarded as the
greatest billiard player who ever
lived, uses the same butt on his cue
that he played with 30 years ago. He
changes the shafts as they become
crooked or worn but keeps the butt.

-Associated Press Photo
Fred Fitzsimmons (left) and Carl Hubbell, mound stars of the New
York Giants, are unlimbering their arms at their Pensacola, Fla., train-
ing camp in preparation for the 1936 National League campaign. Both
have announced themselves as ready for a big season.

By FRED BUESSER pucksters were annexing both the clean brand of hockey that they
Victor Heyliger, famed as the Con- Big Ten and mythical state crowns. played. Captain Larry David led the
cord Flash, joined the ranks of Mich- Won 7; Lost 9 offenders with nine penalties,
igan's great yesterday when the offi- Statistics show, however, that dur- INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
h cial scoring records of the 1935-36 Ig G A P TP
hockey season revealed that the fa- ing the recent season, Michigan, al-
mous Minute-Man had broken John- though winning only seven out of six- Heyliger ..........21 23 5 44
ny Sherf's all time Wolverine mark teen games, outscored their opponents James .......... . .16 6 2 22
by one point. r 63 goals to 56, demonstrating rather Fabello ...........14 4 2 18
Twenty-one goals and 23 assists for clearly that early season reverses were Berryman.9 1 0 10
Td sdue in a large measure to the in-
the sixteen-game season give the experience of the Wolverine goalies, Merrill............2 4 1
Michigan center a 44 point total, Reed Low and Irwin Shalek. Shalek David .............1 4 9 5
eclipsing the record count piled up by developed very fast in mid-season Simpson". . . . . ".".".".0 0 5 0
Co-Captain Sherf when he rammed however, and in Lowrey's opinion will Radford .......... 0 1 0 1
home 33 goals and was credited with be a very competent net minder next Smith............ 0 0 0 0
10 assists during a season that includ- year Griggs.... . . . . 0 0 0 0
ed 17 games. year.
Gib James, Ottawa sophomore, al-
Will Play Next Year though he played in only six games,
Whether or not Heyliger will fol- counted 16 goals and 6 assists to top
low in the footsteps of Sherf who the rest of the scorers. Johnny Fa-
jumped from college hockey to a bello was third with eighteen points,
starting berth on the Detroit Olym- Dick Berryman fourth with ten and
pics after his collegiate scoring spree Jack Merrill fifth with six points. FILTER-COOLSD
of last winter, is still a question in The Wolverines spent a total of only
Heyliger's mind. Vic is far from a 50 minutes in the penalty box dur-
cocky athlete and his modesty would ing 960 minutes of hockeythissea-
preclude any statement about his son - another tribute to the hard, j
own ability. One thing however is -'i__-- PAT -D)
sure. Heyliger will completehis col- Th issinpl&a
lege career at Michigan and that ingt lettluai
means that again next season local ventio with Celn
hockey enthusiasts will be treated to phane exteriorl Ad
the brilliant spectacle of the Concord SOEL coolin Meahrereen
Flash outskating and outthinking his aSdANRkesjile
rival hockey teams in the Coliseum. Mandoutofnouth.
Heyliger's performance is the more Prevent4 ,oD~
Iremarkable in that he established the W i M P wE-
new high scoring mark on a team ( W I M\\ IdEoet frag bie .
that failed to win half its games, and BURGERS - C-x C te"toi*n
NEST o breakiug
- one that was stricken with misfor- FNE1N.Imroei
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Purdue Game
Is Last For Five
VarsityNM - Men
Earl Townsend, Tamagno,
Rudness, Evans And
Jablonski In Finale
Five members of the Michigan
basketball team will be playing the
last cage game of their college career
Saturday night when the Wolverines
meet Purdue in the closing tilt of the
Big Ten season and make a final
stab at the Boilermaker five, tied for
first place with Indiana.
The seniors are Capt. Chelso Ta-
magno, George Rudness, Earl Town-
send, John Jablonski, and Dick Ev-
ans.
Tamagno and Rudness have un-
doubtedly been overlooked this year
because of the spectacular play of the
two Townsend brothers. Rudness,
with 79 points in 11 games, is the
highest scoring guard in the Confer-
ence. His ballhawking and floor play,
especially on the offense, has been
one of the main factors in the Var-
sity's record of 15 wins against four
losses.
Tamagno, despite being handicap-
ped at the beginning of the Big Ten
season by a leg injury, has proved
himself one of the best defensive
guards in the Conference as well as
a continual scoring threat...
Jablonski and Evans have turned in
excellent jobs as reserves, both play-
ing a steady dependable brand of
ball.
Coach Piggy Lambert is sure to
work for all the height he can pos-
sibly get for the greatly improved
work of the Varsity around the back-
board is the real threat to the Boiler-
makers.
Just what lineup Lambert will put
on the floor Saturday night is a mat-
ter for conjecture. Bob Kessler and
Jewell Young, Purdue's brace of left-
handed forwards, are sure to be in
the front line but the rest of the line-
up is doubtful. Kessler is six-feet tall
but Young is only five-feet ten inches.

'Revenge Is Sweet' When
Barnard Defeats Rival
Frank Barnard is happy - and in
cidentally, so is Coach Matt Mann.
The reason for the jubilation i
the Michigan swimming camp is Bar
nard's double defeat of Dexter Wood
ford of Ohio State in the 220 and 440
yard free-style Wednesday night
which came as revenge for the twc
wins the Buckeye edged out in the
first dual meet between the two team
two weeks ago.
However ,the pair of victories a
Columbus mean more than merely
revenge for Barnard; they indicat
that the Wolverine junior is roundin
into top shape for the Conferenc
meet next week after a slow start thi
season and at the same time put
the score of the two-year dual be
tween the two stars at 6-3 in favo
of Barnard.

First Year Men
Holds; Varsity
For Indiana

Practice
Leaves

SCHEDULE ICE MEET
All entrees for the All-Campus
ice skating carnival, which is to
be run off at 7:00 p.m. Monday,
March 9 at the Coliseum, should
be sent to the Intramural Sports
Building immediately. Members
of the varsity hockey squad and
numeral winners cannot compete.
Elliot has been starting at the center
position regularly but he is only six-
feet two. Jim Seward, six-foot sev-
en inch giant, may replace Elliot in
order that he can counteract the
great height of Gee and the Town-
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Before leaving for Bloomington to-
day with his Varsity mat squad which
is scheduled to meet the Indiana team
in a Big Ten meet tomorrow, Coach
Keen accepted the challenge of the
freshmen wrestlers on behalf of the
Varsity. Although he failed to set a
definite date for the match, it will
probably take place the week follow-
ing the Conference finals.
Meanwhile the freshmen were hard
at work at Waterman Gym where
Coach Otto Kelly is sending his year-
lings through eight-minute matches
to determine the two men who will
represent the yearlings in each divi-
sion. Neither the coach nor any of
his 48 proteges seem to give the Var-
sity even the remotest chance of
gaining a victory in the coming fights.
Their only concern at present is the
personnel of the team.
Although only two of the first-year
men have ever had any competitive
experience before entering school, the
freshmen are practicing the most in-
tricate holds with seeming ease,
Coach Kelly has been teaching them
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