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Wolverines To Defend Title At Butler Relays Today



Lmaa By GEORGE J. A I3GWi 4
(Tally Spart. UuIWm
Caustic Comments ...
BIGGEST LAUGH of the week
from the sports columns of thek
University of Washington (Seattle)
News with its publication of an all-
American basketball team selected
by A. A. Schabinger, former Creigh-
ton coach and past president of the
National Basketball Coaches Associa-
tion. Schabinger's first team boasts
such men as Luisetti of Stanford,
Moir of Notre Dame and Young of
Purdue at forwards, Notre Dame's
Nowak and N.Y.U.'s Teriensen at
center and Orebaugh of Drake, Noble
of Kansas, and Rolek of Minnesota.1
The second team had an L.I. man,
the Big Ten's Combes, Downey, and
Gunning, two boys from the Big
Six and a gent from the Southwest.
Of course I hate .to criticize any-
one who will even attempt an all-
American team, but I hope my read-
ers will excuse us if I mention that
this one stinks. All this is in a trans-
Mississippi conglomeration with a'
couple of big names thrown in. And
I don't think much of the big names.
Glen Downey didn't rate a single all-
Big Ten team I know of. In fact he
rarely made honorable mention. Gun-I
ning was definitely second team ma-
terial. I've seen the Missouri Valley
Conference from which Schabinger
picked up a good part of his team and
most of its teams couldn't beat a
well-coached high school five.
And it isn't just patriotism that
makes me wonder why Jake Town-
send, the Conference's best ball play-
er, isn't even mentioned. But what
really gets me is the Washington
News sports editor's comment that he
can't understand why they rave about
Big Ten dominence when that Con-
ference didn't do so well in the Olym-
pic eliminations. He forgot to check
with record books. Northwestern and
Minnesota are the only Big Ten
teams that entered that pseudo-na-
tional tournament. Anyway, he
should have turned up when Michi-
gan beat his Bears two out of three
last Christmas.

Varsity Track
Squad Favored
Over Hoosiers
18 Man Team Will Seek
Fourth Consecutive Title
In Indianapolis Meet
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 19.-
(Special to The Daily)-The leading
track and field stars of the Mid-West
were gathering here today for their
annual attempt to dethrone Michi-
gan as -Butler Relays champion, an
attempt that most observers here be-
lieve will meet its usual doom when I
the teams clash tomorrow night.
Coach Charles B. Hoyt arrived
here late this afternoon with his 18-
man squad and if victorious will take
the championship trophy back to
Ann Arbor for the fourth consecutive
year. Indiana and Ohio State are ex-
pected to prove the biggest barrierst
in Michigan's drive for another
Hoyt announced today that Steve
Mason, Howard Davidson, Capt. Bob
Osgood and Stan Birleson would
make up the Wolverine mile relay
team with the result that Michigan
is a decided favorite to repeat as
winner in this event. It was this
quartet that ran 3:19.8 against Ohio
State three weeks ago.
On the two mile relay team, also a
defending champion, will be Ed De
Vine, Harold Davidson, Howard Da-
vidson and Clayt Brelsford running
in that order. Neree Alix, Harold
Davidson, Ray Fink and Brelsford
make up the four mile team. In the
medley Harvey Clark, Harry O'Con-
nell, Paul Pinkerton and Bill Staehle
will carry the baton for the Wolver-
ines. In this event the legs are 440-
yards, 880, three-quarters of a mile
and one mile.I
Sammy Stoller is expected to winI
the 60-yard dash with Alan Smith
close behind, battling Indiana's Bob
Collier for second place. Osgood is
also running in both the high and
low hurdles while Mason will also
run in the lows with Martens and
other Michigan entries in the highs.
Bill Watson will hold the spotlight
in the shot put as he endeavors to
establish a new Butler record of bet-
ter than 50 feet. His best effort of
the year was last week's 50 feet 4 1/4

To Seek New


Tankers Defend
Crowns Today
Battle Creek High School
To Defend Class A Title
For Seventh Time
The University of Michigan is host
this week-end to the ~14th Annual In-
terscholastic Swimming Champion-.
The meet will be run in two classes
again this year. Those teams en-
tered in Class A include Ann Arbor,
Battle Creek, Fordson, Grosse Pointe,
Jackson, Monroe, Pontiac, River
Rouge, Royal Ooak, Wyandotte,
Class B consists of teams from Adri-
an, Trenton, University High School,
(Ann Arbor), Ypsilanti Central and
Ypsilanti Roosevelt.
Battle Creek Defends Title
Battle Creek High School, the de-
fending champions in Class A, will
attempt to win the title for the sev-
enth consecutive year. The team is
coached this year by John Vydareny.
In class B Ypsilanti's Roosevelt High
School will defend the title-won last
year. The team is coached by Roger
J. Heath.
The preliminaries in all swimming
events will be held at 10 a.m. today
with diving preliminaries at 3 p.m.
Finals for all events will be held at
7:30 p.m. All events will take place
at the I-M pool.
Burton After Crown
In class A, the defending cham-
pion in the individual events will'be
Burton of Battle Creek in the 220-
yard free style. He is the only in-
dividual champion to again defend
his honors. In the relays, Battle
Creek will again be defending cham-
pions in'both the 150-yard medley
and the 200-yard free style.
In class B, the defending cham-
pions will be Anders of Ypsilanti
Roosevelt in the 100-yard free style,
Bibbins of Ypsilanti Central in the
100 yard back, Jenks of Ypsilanti
Roosevelt in the 100 yard breast,
Ypsilanti Roosevelt in the -200-yard
free style relay and U. High School
lin 150-yard medley relay.

Fisher A Title
Holder? That's
News To Him
Ray Fisher, varsity baseball coach
and one time major league baseball
player, just recently found out the
fact that he is a co-holder of a ma-
jor league record. Although he didn't
know it, the records credit him and
Walter Johnson with the combined
feat of having struck out more men
in one game than any other opposing
hurlers in the history of the Ameri-
can League.
In 1914,at New York, the Yankees
were playing the Washington Sen-
ators with Fisher on the hill for the
Yanks and the "Big Train" working
for Washington. On this particular
afternoon, Johnson fanned 14 men
while Fisher struck out nine for a
total of 23 victims to go down on
strikes. This only happened on one
other occasion and that in 1901 in
the National League with Frank
Hahn of Cincinnati and Vic Willis
of Boston turning the trick.
Once Fanned Eleven
"I remember one game against

Cappon Favors Trial Of Rule
Bringing Center Jump Change

An attitude ranging somewhere be-
tween resignation and mild satisfac-
tion was the impression we got after
speaking to Cappy Cappon on his re-
turn from the Big Ten and National
basketball coaches meeting.


Cappy's attitude toward the elim-
ination of the center jump, which was
so neatly accomplished last week, was
a willingness to give it a chance for a
year and see what happens. To our
surprise he didn't seem to think that
the absence of the tip-off would make
a whole lot of difference to his
Michigan team.
The way we had looked at it was
that, with Johnny Gee graduating,
the Wolverines were going to have
trouble getting the jump, despite the
ability of Danny Smick and Jimmy
Rae, freshman center, and with the
tip out Michigan was getting the
break. But Cappy feels that, either
way, he and his boys are in about the
same condition.
One thing Cappy did bring back
with him was the news of a second
change that has been overlooked so
far. This concerned the length of
the floor. Following the dimensions
of the West coast's hardwood plat-
forms, two extra feet have been add-
ed under each basket. The idea of
the additional length is that players
going up on follow-in play won't be
landing outside w~hen they come
This should eliminate a little of the
whistle blowing and keep the play

Cappon feels that the best thing
that could be done is to leave the
rules alone for a few years and let
everyone get used to the present ones.
Every two years someone has been
getting the modernizing urge and
becomes destructive or overly con-
Just what will happen next year
with regard to the center-jump elim-
ination is hard to say. At the past
meeting a few of the Big Ten coaches
wanted the elimination badly, the
others were willing to give it a chance
but made the more enthusiastic sup-
porters realize that the new rule was
definitely just on trial.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla., March 19.
--UP)-The Phillies regulars, aided by
errors, took an early four-run lead
to defeat the Yannigans, 6 to 3,
in a six-inning intra-camp game to-
Have you seen the billfolds down
at Rider's? They are all genuine
leather, and from 50c to $8.00!

Captain Bob Osgood, hurdler ex-
traordinary, and Sam Stoller,
Michigan's ace sprinter, will head
Coach Chuck Hoyt's tracknmen at
the Butler Relays tonight. Os-
good will represent the Wolverines
in the mile relay and the hurdles,
while Stoller will star in the 60-
yard dash.
Handball Stars
Play Informal
Matches Here
Games At I-M Tomorro (
Are To Raise Interest
In Inter-City Contests

Washington when I struck out 11 or
12," said Ray when questioned about
this record, "but I never like to re-'
member the times I pitched against
With conversation swiftly working
down to the present, Ray was .cau-
tiously asked whether anyone stood
a chance of stopping the Yankees'
this year.
"It doesn't look like it but you
can't tell until things begin and the
clubs shape up a little more," said
Fisher evading the issue neatly.
"However, if this club over here
(Detroit) can come uphwith one good
rookie pitcher along with the return
of Hank Greenberg, they'll go places."
Doubtful About York
Someone then expressed the hope
that Rudy York will stick at third
since he showed good hitting in the
minors, only to be promptly dis-
couraged when Ray observed that
"how he hit in the minors doesn't
mean much. There he sees about one
good pitcher a series," he continued,
"and the best pitcher he faces is
just a little poorer than the poorest
pitcher in the majors. Some fellows
just go right on hitting but others
can't make it. The pitching in the
majors has that extra something
which is lacking in the minor


* * *

CHASERS: Earl Thomas, the Var-
sity's 135-pound Big Ten cham-
pion, is training down, to 126 for the
National Intercollegiates this week-
end . . . His strongest foe will be
Capt. Rudy Ashman of Lehigh, three
times Eastern Intercollegiate cham-
pion ... Ashman beat Paul Cameron
of the Varsity in a dual meet this
winter . . . Oklahoma colleges are
sending four complete teams to the
1 ationals . Ed Hutchens, fresh-
n free-styler, has great possibili-
ties . .. And he is getting plenty of
hard work this season to develop
those potentialities . . The late
Maurice Buysee, greatest of the freak
shot artists, practiced 500 hours by
himself one season . . . I was dere,
Charlie ..Hey, Woods (Daily Il-
lini), what's the idea of calling Tom
Haynie a "goof?" . . . Flat feet pre-
dominate among athletes,, says Ray
Roberts, Varsity trainer . . . Three
members of the Washington basket-
ball team Michigan took two out of
three from last Christmas have been
named on the all-star five of the
Northern Division of the Pacific Coast
Conference . . . Dutch Lonberg has
resigned as basketball coach at
Northwestern to replace the well-
known Phog Allen at Kansas.
FLINT, March 19.-()-Lansing
St. Mary's defending champions in
Class C. became the first team to
gain the finals of the annual tourna-
ment of the Michigan High School
Athletic Association, here, tonight,
scoring a 30 to 28 victory in over-
time over Kalamazoo's scrappy St.
Augustine quintet.

inches which was good
Ten record.

for a new Big

Bridges Is Sick
As Tigers Start
Practice Games
LAKELAND, Fla., March 19.-(A)--
The Detroit Tigers begin their Grape-
friut League season tomorrow against
the Cincinnati Reds, but missing from
the line-up will be little Tommy
Bridges, ace hurdler.
Bridges, whom Manager Mickey
Cochrane had planned to use in the
exhibition opener, is in a Miami hos-
pital for treatment of an ailment at
first described as hernia but later
reported as only a sprain.
The Tiger moundsman, most fit
of any of the Detroit pitchers, was
stricken during a workout yesterday.
He complained of "cramps" and went
to Miami at the suggestion of owner
Walter A. Briggs.
His physician said he could leave
the hospital tomorrow and should be
able to resume training at Lakeland
soon. The hurler himself was cheer-

Approximately 50 handballplay-
ers from Y.M.C.A.s and other city
clubs throughout the. state will be
guests of the Intramural department
Sunday afternoon in an informal get-
to-gether at the I-M courts, titled
by the department a "Handball Fo-
The gathering, the first of its kind
in the state, follows on the heels
of the state A.A.U. tourney held here
recently and is intended primarily
to stimulate interest in inter-city.
competition in the game and to pro-
vide outside competition for teams,
which have centered their attention
for the most part on city competition.
Fourteen squads have been ex-
tended invitations to join in the pro-
gram. Play will start at 1:30 p.m.
and continue throughout the after-
noon and evening. It will be strictly
informal, and no attempts being made
to organize a tournament.
Several outstanding players will be
on hand for the occasion. Foremost
among them is Al Baneuet, who held
the national singles championship for
three consecutive years and to date
has never been defeated. He retired
while still champion and is now a
professional in the game.
Teams from the Y.M.C.A.s in Grand
Rapids, Kalamazoo, Port Huron, Ad-
rian, Flint, Saginaw, Ann Arbor, and
Detroit have been invited to take

All Wolverines
Entered In Mat
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., March 19.
--(,P)--Qualifying rounds of the Na-
tional Collegiate Wrestling Tourna-
ment were held here this afternoon
in the Indiana State Teachers Col-
lege Gymnasium.
Oklahoma A. and M. College qual-
ified six men for the quarter-finals
tonight, gaining an edge over Okla-
homa Unversity, the defending cham-
pion team, which placed five in the
second round.
Twenty-four colleges are compet-
ing in the tournament.
Qualifiers follow: Nebraska, 1; Ok-
lahoma U., 5; Michigan, 4; Iowa
State Teachers, 2; Indiana Univer-
sity, 3; Haverford, 2; Central Okla-
homa Teachers, 5; Cornell College,
3; Iowa State, 3; Oklahoma A. and
M., 6; Illinois, 4; Kansas State, 4;
Southwestern Oklahoma Teachers, 4;
Kent State, 1; Lehigh, 3; West Vir-

Looking 'Em Over
Johnny Gee, Herm Fishman and
Burb Smith took their turns on the
mound during batting practice yes-
terday ... Herm made suckers out of
the hitters with a slow ball . . . Gee
was having trouble with his fast ball
and had a private session with Fisher
afterwards to iron out the difficulties
. . Burt is farther along than the
rest of the hurlers and spent his time
working out a change of pace.
Kimy Williams is up to 150 pounds
and is looking better every day. Kim
may be made into an outfielder if he
doesn't recover enough of his strength
to take over the regular backstop
Coach Fisher is starting a crusade
against stalling on, the part of op-
posing pitchers. Matters reached a
height of something or other in last f
year's Iowa game when the Hawk-
eye pitchers stalled continually. Ray
thinks that li can cut the time of a
game down to about an hour and a
half if the opposing clubs cooperate.

Makes It or Mars It
For a landscape that isa
mark of beauty, use PEAT
MOSS to fertilize your
grass and shrubbery.
The Perfect Aid
To Landscape Beauty.


Routs Murray
Bermuda Net Title

HAMILTON, Bermuda, March 19.
-(P)-Frankie Parker, who pushed
ahead of Bitsy Grant into the No. 2
spot in the United States tennis rank-
ings, today succeeded the "mighty
mite" from Atlanta as Bermuda men's
champion. Parker routed Robert
Murray of Montreal, former Cana-
dian Davis Cup player, 6-1, 6-0, 6-2,
in the final.
Mrs. Frederick McBride of Short
Hills, N. J., and Ernie Sutter of New
Orleans upset the favorites, Mme.
Sylvia Henrotin of France and Wayne
Sabin of California in the mixed
doubles final, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.
ginia University, 2; Ohio University,
1; Chicago University, 2; Minnesota,
1; Michigan State, 1.

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