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:10, 1937

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Michigan Swimmers Leave

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Quest Of Big

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Buckeyes, Iowa Threaten;
Squad Gives Exhibition
At Indianapolis Tonight
Grady Leads Divers
By STUART FITCH
Matt Mann and a team of 13 swim-
mers will leave today for Blooming-I
ton, Ind., where they will make a!
bid for the Big Ten championship
scheduled to be run Friday and Sat-
urday nights of this week. The Var-
sity will seek to regain the Conference,
championship that was lost to thea
Iowa natators last year.
Included in the group that will
make the trip are Co-captains Frank
Barnard and Jack Kasley, Ben Grady,
Fred Cody, Bob Mowerson, Phil
Haughey, Ed Kirar, Tom Haynie, Bill
Farnsworth, Walt Tomski, Baker
Bryant, Fred Robinson and Hanley
Staley. The entire team will travel
by auto.
Exhibition Scheduled
Tonight the Wolverines are slated
to put on, an exhibition at the In-
dianapolis Athletic Club. The exhi-
bition, coming two days before the,
championship meet gets under way,
will give the swimmers a chance to1
get a mild workout and relieve the
tension 'that always accompanies a
championship effort.
Mann is taking three divers on the
trip to Bloomington. Ben Grady, the
Varsity's diminutive springboard ace'
will lead the trio into the competition
which will be plenty tough. Phil
Haughey who has been garnering
second andthird place points all sea-
sop and Hanley Staley will complete
Michigan's aerial entries..
Michigan Is Favored
According to all of the dope that
the dopesters have been able to com-
pile on previous performances this
season makes Michigan a strong fa-
vorite to regain the title lost to Iowa
last year. The strongest competition
will come this year not from the
Hawkeyes but from the red and white
tankers from Ohio State.
The Varsity easily overwhelmed the
Iowa team in their home pool but
ran into more difficulty against the
Buckeye mermen. Michigan is al-
most assured, however, of enough
firsts alone to easily take the cham-
pionship meet.
The Daily will carry an exclusive
story of both Friday's preliminaries
and the finals on Saturday night.
George J. Andros, Daily Sports Edi-
tor will accompany the team on the
trip and will send his exclusive cov-
ers of the meet.
Competition Is S1
Classes At B

PRESS

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ANGLE
By GEORGE J. ANDRa{.
(Dally Sports ratter)

Out For Revenge . . .
OT DAY FINDS the Varsity swim- ,
ming team embarking for an-,
other Big Ten meet . . . And your
editor goes along 'in hopes he will
have a better story to write than the
defeat by Iowa I sent from last year's;
Championships . . . But there is no
danger of an upset this week-end if
prognostications worked out by Co-
Capt. Jack Kasley and yours truly
are anywhere near correct. We find
Michigan scoring a possible 61 points
for a new record far ahead of the
nearest rival nt The complete pre-
dictions by events will appear in to-
morrow's, Press Angle . . . The loss
of Butch Jordan is no mean blow to
the Varsity wrestlers' chances for a'
Big Ten title . . . Now the meet WILL
be close . . . The Indiana Daily stu-
dent names eight outstanding Big
Ten basketball players rather than a
team of five . . . Jake Townsend was
one of the four unanimous choices for
the octet . . . Young, Combes and;
Rolek were the others . . . Patanelli
and Gee received honorable mention
A plan such as this, or a
naming of ten outstanding perform-
ers without any definite ranking,
would be more fair than the present
system, it appears to me.
Where Is 'Smith' ?.? ?
HE CHICAGO TRIBUNE all sea-
son has been listing an unknown
"Smith" of Michigan in the weekly
Big Ten basketball scoring reports ...
And it isn't Smick, either . . . Danny
has been getting his own ranking ...
The mysterious "Smith" is said to
have scored four points in two games
. . . Cappy says he hasn't been re-
porting for practice lately . .. Another
mistake the Associated Press' final
scoring report makes is putting Jake
Townsend in a tie for second in the
individual total . . . Unfortunately
Jake is two points back in third place
Coach Johnny Johnstone is sport-"
ing one of the most beautiful shiners
seen in the I-M in some time . .
Does Johnny's Phys. Ed boxing class
know anything about this? . . . Merle
(Lefty) Kremer, Varsity left fielder,
joined the ranks of the married men
Friday . . . The new Mrs. Kremer
is the former Ardis Jannette Rhine-
hart of East Conneaut, O. . . . Good
luck, Mr. and Mrs. Kremer.
trong In All
ig Ten Mat Meet'

Sophomore Is -
Out Of Action
With Bad Knee
Treatment Fails To Help
Grappler ; Varsity Hopes
In Heavy Class Gone
Michigan's hopes for the Big Ten
wrestling title to be decided in the
Yost Field House this week-end re-
ceived a minor setback yesterday
when it was announced that Forrest
"Butch" Jordan, Varsity heavy-
weight, would be unable to compete.
The sophomore grappler incurred
a knee injury in the Lehigh meet in
January, and the after-effects of this
injury have kept him out of action
since that time.
He had been going through light
workouts all week in preparation for
the Conference meet, but doctors, af-!
ter conferring yesterday, decidedl
that it would be too risky to permit
the heavyweight to wrestle.
Wrestling against Myron Sterngold
of Lehigh, Jordan was working hard
in a crucial climax bout. A fall would
have tied up the meet, and Butch
seemed well on his way to pinning his i
man, when he suddenly received a
severe jar on his left knee. He took
time out, and the knee seemed all
right after a rest period.j
As luck would have it, however, the'
big heavyweight received a second
bump in the identical spot and was
forced to forfeit.
Jordan, considered a brilliant pros-
pect by wrestling Coach Cliff Keen,
was in line -for a good season prior
to his injury.
The injury was diagnosed as a
severe case of water on the knee, and
despite heat treatments and mas-
sages, Jordan could scarcely bend his
knee yesterday. His injury virtually
eliminates Michigan from heavy-
weight consideration, due to the in-
experience of Stan Schumann and
Jim Lincoln, and the very stiff com-
petition the Conference will provide.
Picard, Revolta Bid
For Miami Golf Win
MIAMI, Fla., March 9.-(P)-Hen-
ry Picard, and incidentally his part-
a third straight victory in the annual
four ball matches today with sub-
par golf in a steady rain.
Picard's deadly pitching gave him
and Revolta a 4 and 3 victory over
Gene Sarazen and Jimmy Hines,J
whom they defeated 4 and 2 in last
year's final, as the field completed the
36-hole quarter finals which rain in-
terrupted at the half way point yes-
terday.
Their opponents in the 36 hole
semi-final tomorrow will be Jimmy
Thomson and Harry Cooper, who
emerged one-up from a tussle with
Dick Metz and Ky Laffoon.

Ten Conference Marks
Challenged At Chicago
The indoor track and field rec-
ords of the Big Ten which will be
on the block Friday and Saturday
nights at the University of Chi-
cago field house:
ONE MILE RUN-4:12.5, Henry1
Brocksmith, Indiana, 1932.
60-YARD DASH-:06.1, Jesse
Owens, Ohio State, 1935; Sam
Stoller, Michigan, 1936.
440-YARD RUN-:48.9, Ray El-
linwood, Chicago, 1936.
70-YARD HIGH HURDLES-
:08.5, Lee Sentman, Illinois, 1930.t
TWO-MILE RUN-9:18.4, Hen-
ry Brocksmith, Indiana, 1932.
880-YARD RUN-1:53.9, Charlest
Hornbostel, Indiana, 1933.1
POLE VAULT-13 feet 10 inches,z
E. E. Lennington, Illinois, 1933.
SHOT PUT-48 feet 9 inches,
Clarence Munn, Minnesota, 1932.
HIGH JUMP-6 feet 5 inches,
Charles McGinnis, Wisconsin, 1927.
MILE RELAY-3:20.6, Michigan
(Ellerby, Lemen, DeBaker, Allen),
1933.
Fisher SeeksE
Five Diamond
R eplacements
By CARL GERSTACKER
With the spasmodic appearance1
of balmy spring breezes herald-;
ing the approach of another baseball
season and, the largest squad that
ever greeted a Michigan coach work-
ing . out in Yost Field House daily,
Coach Ray Fisher finds himself faced
with the task of finding replacements;
for five of the regulars on his last
year's Big Ten championship team.
Captain Berger Larson, Carl Fer-
ner, Joe Lerner, George Rudness and
John Jablonski are the players who
will be sorely missed this year al-
though Coach Fisher has two cap-
able replacements for Jablonski at
the backstop position in Captain Kim
Williams and Leo Beebe.
Beebe Shows Well
Michigan has never had more than
one good catcher but Beebe showed
up well on the freshman team last
year and is expected to prove an able
replacement should Captain Williams
fail to get back to his normal weight.
More than 40 players participated
in the first hitting drill of the season
Monday when the addition of the
men from the basketball team
brought the squad up to full strength.
Coach Fisher has been forced to
spend most of his time with the
freshman hurlers since the nucleus
of his mound corps is on the basket-
ball squad. With the close of the
cage season, Johnny Gee, Herm Fish-
man and Danny Smick will start get-
ting their arms in shape. Gee and
Fishman are expected to be the
mainstays of the pitching staff.
Fisher Starts 17th Season
Fisher, a former major league hurl-
er, is starting his 17th season, as Wol-
verine baseball mentor faced with
one of the most strenuous campaigns
in Varsity history.
The ball team plays Ohio Wesleyan
on April 9 and then goes South to
meet Navy, Maryland, Marshall,
Roanoke, Washington and Lee, Wil-
liam and Mary, and the University of
Virginia. In last year's trip, the Var-
sity won five out of eight contests,
Gee and Fishman winning two apiece.

Varsity Track
Team Favored
In Conference
Wisconsin, Hoosiers Seem
To Be Only Challengers
To Wolverine Victory
Michigan's great track team, Big #
Ten indoor champion for three con-I
secutive years, will give the other nine
teams in the Conference a shot at the
crown Friday and Saturday nights in
the University of Chicago field house
but no more than a mere handful of
observers give any team more than a
shadow of a chance to dethrone the
Wolverines.
If a new champion is crowned Sat-
urday it is practically certain that it
will be either Indiana or Wisconsin
for these two are the only teams
comparable with Michigan.
Have Wore Crown Four Times
Since 1930 the Wolverines have
captured the title four times, losing
only twice and in the 26 times the
meet has been held have won eight
titles. Michigan, however, competed
in only 20 of the 26 and yet are tied
with Illinois for top honors as far as
titles are concerned, the Illini also
winning eight times.
In three dual meets this season
Michigan has accumulated 796 points
to 99 for Michigan State, Ohio State
and Pittsburgh. In the last year's
title meet Michigan scored 33 points
to nose out Wisconsin with 31 2/3.
Fight Champs Will Return
Champions will be returning in
eight events to defend their individu-
al titles. The returning title hold-
ers are Bobby Grieve of Illinois in
the 60, Beetham of Ohio State in the
880, Fenske of Wisconsin in the mile,
Bill Staehle of Michigan in the two
mile, Al Haller of Wisconsin in the
pole vault, Krezowski of Minnesota in
the shot put, Dave Albritton of Ohio
State in the high jump and the
Michigan mile relay team.
Staehle, who only recently started
drilling, appears likely to lose his
crown to Don Lash of Indiana in the
two mile.
Watson Favored
Michigan's Bill Watson will be fa-
vored in the shot because of his 50
feet heave against Ohio State and is
also expected to break the Confer-
ence record of 48 feet 9/2 inches set
by Munn of Minnesota in 1932.
In the sprint Sammy Stoller will be
after the title with Grieve and Bob
Collier of Indiana, Smith of Michi-
gan and Dooley of Iowa furnishing
most of the opposition. In the mile
Lash will also be favored to beat
Fenske with Clayt Brelsford of Mich-
igan being a third contender for first
place.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of
two articles describing° outstanding
contenders for the individual Confer-
ence wrestling titles to be decided at
Yost Field House Friday and Saturday.
March 12 and 13.
By BUD BENJAMIN
Nip-and-tuck battles in all divi-
sions are in store for the fans at the
Conference wrestling meet at the
Field House this week-end, and with
team championships at stake for the
first time along with the individual
titles, plenty of excitement is in store,
for those that take in the show.
Looking over the first four divi-
sions the limelight falls on the fol-
lowing men:
Four outstanding candidates will
compete for the 118-pound crown.
Leading the pack will be Bob "Two-,
Bits" Myers of Indiana, Big Ten and
National A.A.U. champion last year.
Second, is Dan Blum of Illinois, who
finished right behind Myers in the
Conference in 1936.
Speicher's Contender
Johnny Speicher of Michigan is the
third outstanding entry. Johnny's
draw with Myers, and his eight vic-
tories this year against no defeats
labels him for serious consideration.
A surprise entry in this division is
Capt. Richard Millen of Iowa. Mil-
len, normally a 126-pounder, will
train down to the lighter division,
and he stands a fine chance of walk-
ing off with the title if his condition
is not impaired by the reduction in
weight.
At 126 pounds two men are fa-

vored. Al Sapora of Illinois, a very
good junior, who took third in the
Conference at 135 pounds last year
will be a hard man to beat. On par
with Sapora is Paul Cameron of
Michigan, third in the Big Ten at 1261
pounds in 1936. If Paul's condition,
his nemesis all year, is right, he
should be in there at the finish.
Thomas Heavily Favored
Earl Thomas is heavily favored at
135-pounds. His only defeat this
year\ was at Lehigh, where a bad
leg proved to be too much of a
handicap. Since then he has round-
ed into shape beautifully, and his
comeback has been a big factor in the
success of the Varsity. Thomas took
second in the Conference last year
and third in the National Intercol-
legiates.
Other favored contenders are Ar-
chie eutschman, sophomore from Il-
linois, and Tom Bryce of Indiana, who
Thomas whipped in the Indiana-
Michigan dual meet at the Field
House.
The 145-pound class has the unique
distinction of having two Conference
champions competing for honors. Bob
Finwall of Chicago is last year's win-
ner in the Conference and the Na-
tionals, while Jack Mcllvoy of Illi-
nois is the 1935 winner back for an-
other crack at the crown. The two
defending champs prepped together
in Chicago and in a dual meet fra-
cas this season battled to a draw.
Their match should be one of the
best on the two-day card.

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