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'' 'THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Michigan Trackmen Leave For Butler Relays Today

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* By GE E J. ANMd -mJ
When Owens Lost .,..
SAMMY STOLLER is going to be
busy at the Butler Relays this
week-end getting 60 yards of revenge
for the defeat administered him in
the Conference Championships by
Bobby Grieve, of Illinois, but the
pleasant Olympian will not be forget-
ting the same meet last year when he
beat the great Jesse Owens-and did
not get credit for it. Sam and Jesse
had been rivals since high school, but
the Wolverine ace had never bested
the brisk Buckeye. Last March be-
fore 5,000 spectators in the huge
Butler Field House, Sammy thought
the time was ripe to take Owens.
Quiet settled over the huge crowd as
the country's two fastest short-dis-
tance men scuffled at their marks
and stepped into their blocks. Then
the gun. The Ohio State alumni
roared. The Michigan alumni roared
back. And it was over-just like
that. Jesse turned around and con-
gratulated Sam on the latter's vic-
try. Then came the announcement:
"Finals, 60-yard dash. The winner
. . . . Jesse Owens, of Ohio State.
Second, Sam Stoller, of Michigan.
Third . . " The crowd sat back.
Owens did everything but give the
medal to Sam, but the decision stood.
Down on the field house floor was a
young man with a camera. In that
camera was a plate that had been
exposed just as Sam and Jesse hit
the tape. 'hie next day that plate
was developed, and it told the ob-
vious truth-Stoller had defeated
Owens in the 60-yard dash.
THIS IS THE week-end of the finals
of the State Interscholastic bas-
ketball tournament, and I won't go
any farther than to predict that Lan-
sing St. Mary's repeats a Class C
champion, but it does bring to mind
that last week-end I saw Indiana
in the midst of its high school re-
gionals. Ray Goodman had pounded
Indiana basketball madness into my
head for three and one-half years,
but seeing is believing. And believe
you me, I saw. During the first meal
I ate in a Bloomington restaurant
the waiter said to me: "Gosh, I wish
this were Saturday." "Why," ,I re-
plied curiously, "pay day?" "Hell,
no," came -the quick answer, "regional
basketball tournament." From that
point on it came to me in great
lumps that Indiana really and truly
is basketball mad. I saw the high
school field house in a city of 4,000
population that holds 5,000 specta-
tors. And they fill it. I heard horns
and sirens below my hotel window at
all hours of the night. I saw serious
looking youngsters in hotel lobbies
get barked at by worried looking
coaches because they had stood on
their feet five minutes after coming
out of the elevator. But the payoff
came Sunday. The Varsity swimming
team's entourage of three cars pulled
up in Bloomington's largest gas sta-
tion to fill up for the trip home.
Three silver cups were in evidence
and tired happiness was beaming
round about. "Say," queried the at-
tendant, "what's all this? Who are
you?" He was informed that it was
the Michigan swimming team that
had just won the Big Ten swimming
meet held in town that week-end.
"Big Ten swimming meet? What's
that?" And I had the brass to won-
der why only 100 people came to the
meet.
McCARTHY IS WORRIED
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 18.
--IP)-Manager Joe McCarthy is wor-
ried. His world champion New York
Yankees are too perfect. Search as
he will he can't find anything wrong
with his infield, outfield, pitching or
catching-except the holdouts-and
the perfection is causing his brow to
wrinkle because something may pop
up.

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18 Make Trip; Freshman Swimmers Feature
Meet To Close Quartet Of Outstanding Divers
Indoor Season B
By DAVID ZEITLIN on the freshman team. Wolin is the
A powerful freshman team will present Ohio State and Cleveland
Hoyt To Enter Four Relay furnish Coach Matt Mann with a City champ. Two more aces com-
Tgoodly array of swimmers to replace plete the quartet. Lawrence Luoto,
the stars who will be graduated this a Gardner, Mass., lad who gained aI
For Individual Titles June. A half dozen interscholastic place on the All-Amreica list in 1933c
All-Americans and a host of other and '34, and Billy Brink, Detroitr
Eighteen members of the Michigan reputed swimmers are working out champ. Both have shown unusual l
rack squad leave this afternoon for daily in the intramural deep, hoping ability in practice. Whatever diffi-v
Indianapolis where tomorrow night for a position on Matt's '38 outfit. culty Coach Mann had last year de-I
they will wind up their indoor sched- Probably the best known among ciding which divers lie would use forr
ule with the Butler Relays. The Wol- the freshmen, and probably the meets, he will have again next year.
verines have won this meet for three most versatile is Hal Benham, for Two free-style swimmers on the t
consecutive years. two years America's leading inter- frosh outfit will be in the thick of1
Four Michigan relay teams have scholastic low board eiver and breast- the battle for Varsity starting postsr
been entered by Coach Chuck Hoyt stroker. Benham is rated first in next winter. Bill Pioch, a sprinterr
and six of the Wolverines will also both these events on Spaldings of- from Detroit, and Ed Hutchins, a
perform in individual events. Those ficial All-American teams for 1936 middle distance stroker from Mil-
named by Hoyt to defend the Butler and 1937. He has done 1:05.0 in the waukee both gained places on the
title are Capt. Bob Osgood, Sammy hundred breast and his most notable All-American team for their work int
Stoller, Bill Watson, Alan Smith, diving achievement was his fifth in high school. Pioch broke 24 seconds1
Dave Hunn, Bob Martens, Ed DsVine, the National A.A.U. swim meet held on numerous occasions for the 50-
Harold Davidson, Howard Davidson, at Chicago last year. yard dash, and has bettered :54 in1
Clayt Brelsford, Harvey Clark, Harry Wolin Also Stars the century. Hutchin did 2:16.7 in
O'Connell, Paul Pinkerton, Bill en am hails from Indianapolis practice last week, and Coach Mann1
Staehle, Neree Alix, Ray Fink. Steve stated after the swim that the Mil-
Mason and Stan Birleson. Ind., and tops a group of four yearl saukee merman will do much better.
Watson Eycs r ig divers who bidufair to duplicatewu mranwill Nd cet
Waton Ec~ MrkM2chigan's great quartet of the 1936, aekstroker Needed1
Besides running a leg of the mile season. And in the breast stroke event
relay Osgood is entered in both the ;The same list in which Benham is which has been dominated by Michi-
low and high hurdles. Martens willp d t hd hs -yan's Jack Kasley are two freshmeni
also run the highs. Hunn is the lone placed at the head of the school-boy gansJc aly tofehe
Wlvrine ig the polevaltbu tepring board artists includes the who are expected to carry on in
h ise ofnlastheek in akingtatrname of Jack Wolin, Cleveland Jack's absence. John Haigh of Chi-
his feat of last week in taking sC~ I-Iejgits Star. Wolin ranks number cago and Ed Mack, a Glencoe Illinois
end at the Conference meet it is two, and with Benham gives Michi- lad, have both shown well. The for-
felt that he is a certain point winner. ' the distinction of having Amen- mer negotiated the 200 distance in
Bill Watson, who last Saturday es- ca's two leading interscholastic divers 2:35 well behind Kasley's best time
tablished a new Big Ten shot put ------------ but after all, the great Kasley's best
record with his heave of 50 feet 4I times are the present world's records.
inches, will be out to set a new mark atme A ViVe 2:35 is better than average time for
for the Butler meet tomorrow. Stol- IuA college swimmers, and coming from
ler and Smith who were second and r T freshman it merits notice.
third in the Conference sprint should I Terre H aute Probably Mann's greatest difficulty
have things their own way at Butler. will be the developing of a winning
Stoller, Smith and Watson will also 'backstroker. The Wolverine Coach
be competing in the broad jump and F or I ationals has Nelson Davis of Pontiac and Dick
will use the meet as a means of pre-a .lo Dvs fPotacadDc
wi use the etd r me of McClurg from Chicago as his lead-
California, April 17. TERRE HAUTE, Ind., March 18.- ing frosh dorsal swimmers, but neith-
Defends Relay Title (Special to The Daily)-Four Mich- er has done any stroking comparative
The mile relay team is defending a I igan wrestlers led by Coach Cliff to the great demonstrations of speed
title at Butler and the Wolverine Keen, Wolverine mentor, arrived here and power shown in the other events.
quartet should win. However, In- today to compete in the National In-
diana's fast stepping team that near- tercollegiate Wrestling Tournament Ping Pong Entries .Due
ly upset the Wolverines last week at the Indiana State Teacher's Col-
in this event will be out to do just lege.'Today In Union Tourney
this tomorrow which may again cause Leading the squad are two newly All Fraternities and Independents
the Wolverines to crack 3:20. crowned Big Ten champions. Capt. intending to enter the Union Ping
The two-mile team was also the Frank Bissell, undefeated this year Pong Tournament are urged to sign
at 155 pounds, and Earl Thomas, who up immediately. Entries are due
winner in the 1936 meet and has a won the Big Ten title last week-end upt mmitey. Entr iesans a refoud
title to defend while the four-mile at 135 pounds. Thomas, however, has today. Entry blanks may be found
and medley teams, both second last ai dn 1 pounds or his in the student offices of the Union.'
year, are seeking to do equally as touraeon t 2 nsfrti This year's tournament will be run
well tomorrow. -The two other grapplers to make off on the "round robin" principle,
After this meet the Michigan team the trip are Harland Danner, aggres- and the winner will be awarded with
will return home to rest after a stren- sive sophomore 165 pounder, and a large silver loving cup, donated
uous indoor campaign that as yet Johnny Speicher at 118 pounds. Dan- by the Union. Play will start Mon-
has seen nothing but victory for the ner won second in the Conference this day.
Wolverines. Indiana and Ohio State year, Speicher was third in his divi-
are expected to furniish most of the sion.
opposition at Butler but Michigan Leading wrestlers from all over the
ranks as a decided favorite to repeat country are gathered here for the
and return to Ann Arbor the cham- meet. Heavily represented are the
pion. Oklahoma schools, perennial title
FELLER WINS
NEW ORLEANS, La., March 18.- H
(M)-With Bob Feller, Willis Hudlin H EY, JOE -
and Ivy Paul Andrews on the mound, Es e
the Cleveland Indians handed the If you want some good stationery
New Orleans Pelicans their fourth cheap, stop in at Rider's. They
have the best I've seen yet and
consecutive exhibition defeat today, at baigainbprices, too!nytGn
7 to0 . . .G I

Tennis Squad
Shows Wares
In Early Drills
The night before last Coach John
Johnstone gave spectators at the
Intramural Open House their first
official view of Michigan's 1937 ten-
nis squad in action. Eight men, Mil-
er Sherwood, captain this year, Jar-
vis Dean, Jesse Flick, Ted Thorward,
Bill Mills and Seymour Morrison,
ranking in that order, and freshmen
Tom Slattery and Willard Bidwell,
took over the courts for about an
hour to show their wares. In two
months they will be hosts to the other
Conference teams for the annual Big
Ten meet.
That is May 20-22. Between now
and then they have sixteen dual con-
tests to attempt to tuck under their
belts, and according to Coach John-
stone there's a good chance to take a
large proportion of them.
Only two men left the varsity ranks
by the graduation route last season,
and several whom Johnstone rated
among the best of the freshman net-
ters last year have been added to
take their places.
Approximately three weeks remain
for the squad to get into shape for
their first contest of the season,
scheduled for Appil 17, when the Wis-
consin team drops off on their way
south for a scheduled tour. Listed on
the calendar are only five home
games besides the three-dayvConfer-
ence meet, and nine contests on the
road.

Giants Club Warneke;
Looking Em Over Trounce Cards, 124
C.A.G._DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 18.

April
April
April
May
May
May
May
May
May

T eraisi fSchedule
17--Wisconsin, here.
21-Michigan Normal, here.
30-Purdue at Lafayette.
1-Iowa at Lafayette.
3-Illinois, here.
6-Northwestern at Evan-
ston.
7-Minnesota, Minneapolis.
8-Ohio State at Chicago.
8-Chicago at Chicago.

May 10-Western State, here.
May 12-Michigan State, here.
May 13-Michigan Normal at
Ypsilanti.
May 14-Toledo Tennis Club,
at Toledo.
May 15-Detroit Tennis Club,
at Detroit.
May 20-Conference Meet, here.
May 21-Conference Meet, here.
May 22-Conference Meet, here.

EXHIBITION BASEBALL
New York (A) 3, Cincinnati (N)
Cleveland 7, New Orleans, 0.

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