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TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 1936




I-M Athletes
To Get Award
From The Daily
Trophy Will Be Given To
High Man In Numeral
Recognizing the worth and service
rendered by the Intramural Sports
department The Daily has indicated
its intention to contribute an award
in conjunction with the I-M numeral
award to be given to the student
making the outstanding individual
record. It will be known as The
Daily I-M Individual Performance
Details of the award have not yet
been worked out, :although Director
Elmer Mitchells' approval has been
received. According to the present
plans the man receiving the highest
number of points in the numeral
competition will receive the trophy.
For the year 1935-36 approximate-
ly 150 men won intramural letters,
some individuals scoring as many as
646 points. The scoring was figured
on the same plan as the team scor-
ing in a maximum of 10 team and
individual sports.
Points are given for entrance and
extra points are added if the en-
trant is successful in winning his
way beyond the first round or win-
ning gamnes or matches. As an ex-
ample 50 points are awarded to every
entrant in soft baseball with 150
given to the members of the winning
Other individual intramural awards
include official intramural ribbons
for winners and runners-up in All-
Campus tourneys with the option to'
purchase medals or trophies.
Ed Lamy, Saranac Lake, N. Y., in
1912 jumped over seven barrels while
on skates; the distance was 27 feet,I
six inches.

1936 Captain

Ace Golfers Are Numerous
Among Michigan Sport Stars F

Walker Cup Star

Chuck Kocsis, captain of the
1936 Wolverine golf team has
climbed far toward stardom in the
golfing world this summer. He
numbers among his triumphs the
Big Ten and National Intercol-
legiate titles and was low amateur
in this year's national open.
Cricket In England
LONDON-Within five years base-
ball will be more popular than cricket
in England and within 10 years it
will be a serious challenger to the
league football as the national sport
of the country.
This opinion belongs to a half-doz-
en English sports writers who know
their country and its games. Ask
them why this optimism for the
American game in the tight little isle
and they point out the healthy
groups that have enjoyed the sport
here for the past two years and-
what is more important-the almost
unlimited capital of men who are
determined to see it succeed.

A fine showing in fast company.
That has been Michigan's reputa-
tion in sports for a long time, and
in support of that record the Wol-'
verines can point to golf tournaments
the country and the world over and
show a Michigan man among those
posting low scores.
Ace linksmen for all time from
this school has been Johnny Fischer,
the Cincinnati lad who has burned
up the golf courses for the last five
years. His excellent showing in the
National Amateur that was held last
week at the Garden City course in
Long Island is still fresh in mind.
An indication of the play he would
show in this meet was forecast late
in August when he made the lowest
qualifying score, shooting a 137 to
set a new record for that event.
But his record over a period of
time shows that he is a formidable
golfer whenever a match is needed
to win. For the past two years he
has been chosen a member of the
Walker Cup squad to play against the
British amateurs. Brilliantly justify-
ing the committee's judgment in se-
lecting him, the former Michigan star
,von his match in each encounter to
contribute his part in retaining the
coveted cup for the United States.
Has Good Record
Back in 1932, Johnny's first year
in college competition, he served early
notice of his prowess by sweeping
through all his matches and then
topping that by seizing both the Big
Ten and the National Intercollegiate
crowns. He repeated his Big Tenl
supremacy by repeating again in 1933
and 1935, dropping out of school dur-
ing the '34 season to travel with the
Walker Cup team- to the British
Paying a visit to his Alma Mater
early this summer, Fischer displayed
the finest golf that has been seen
here by cracking the University

course record wide open. HO nego-
tiated the 18 holes in 64 strokes,
surpassing the former mark by three
strokes. The former record, inciden-
tally, was held jointly by the great
money player, Walter Hagen, and
Another Wolverine who has been
heard quite a bit in golfing circles
this year is Chuck Kocsis, last sea-
son's captain. One of the low qual-
ifiers for the National Open this year,
he showed himself the class of the
amateur field by posting the lowest
score of all the simon pures. His
failure to qualify was one of the
major surprises of the National Am-
ateur tourney as he has been compet-
ing in that event since his high school
days at Redford in Detroit.
Kocsis Plays Well
Climaxing an outstanding season
in which he dropped only two
matches in dual competition, Kocsis
took both the Big Ten and National
Intercollegiate titles this summer with
some of the best golf he has ever
played. He tied with Woody Malloy,
another top Wolverine linksman, for
the lowest qualifying score in the In-
tercollegiate event last year, and went
on to the semi-finals before being
Woody Malloy, another graduate
of last June, also has marked his
place in the golfing firmament. Han-
dicapped during his stay at Michigan
by playing number two to Kocsis, he
nevertheless has turned in good per-
formances in every match he has par-
ticipated in. M i c h i g a n golfers
throughout the state have learned to
fear his deadly iron play in the open
and amateur meets.
Barclay Is Back
Returning to bolster Coach Ray,
Courtright's squad this year is Bill
Barclay, a candidate for quarter-
back on the football team as well
as an outstanding golfer. Bill spent
a golfing summer which not only
put him in good condition for the
fall grid campaign, but also garneredt



Johnny Fischer, three years a
star golfer for Michigan, has been
a member of the United States
Walker Cup team for two years
and ever since rising to fame here
has been rated as one of the na-
tion's leading amateurs.
him more links laurels. Competing
in the Michigan Amateur tourna-
rnent, he reached the semi-finals be-
fore being eliminated.
Among those who are expected to
stand out in competition next spring
is Jack Emery, Detroit boy who
reached the second round in the Na-
tional Amateur last week before be-
ing eliminated. He has swung a club
among the leaders for some time now,
and is expected to leave his name
among the rest of the Michigan
greats before he concludes his college
Allen Saunders, consistent veteran
of two years, may keep Emery from
the number-one position next Spring.

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Owens' First Coach 'Knew It'
By CARL GERSTACKER ertson, generally considered the
Eight years ago a spindly shanked, greatest of all track and field coaches,
xg legged, dusky hued youth ran up that Jesse won his way to Olympic
d down Cleveland's busy E. 55th fame, and it was under Larry Snyd-
reet .er's tutelage that the ebony antelope
Today Jesse Owens is the toast of amazed the collegiate world by break-
e athletic world ..... ing three world records and equalling
Jesse's mother is happy, his father a fourth last spring at Ann Arbor;
happy, his wife is happy, the Negro but it was old Charlie Riley who took
pulation of Cleveland loves to refer a gawky soft-spoken kid and taught
"our Jesse" but there is a little him the fundamentals of running
, wizened man, named Charlie Ril- and good sportsmanship when Jesse
who'll tell you that lie knew Jesse was attending Fairmount Junior
uld do it all the time. High and working as a shoe shine
You see it was under Lawson Rob- boy.


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