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Track Squad Called Best Ever After Swamping State,


Spartans Win
In High Jump
And Two-Mile
New Field House Records
Set By Birleson, Watson,
Brelsford; Stoller Wins




Michigan's Varsity thinclads last
night opened their 1937 schedule with
one of the greatest displays of power
ever seen in Yost Field House when
they swamped the Spartans of Mich-
igan State. 67-28.
Three new Field House records
were hung up in the process of
downing the Spartans, one of these
being a new mark in the shot put
by Sophomore Bill Watson at 49 feet
91/2 inches to set a new all-time
Michigan record. This heave bettered
by 18 inches the old record which
was set by Capt. Joe Horner of the
1911 Wolverine thinclads.
Birleson Tops Beetham's Mark
The two other new records were
made by two seniors, Clayt Brels-
ford in the mile and Stan Birleson
in the 440. Brelsford's time was
4:17.1 which clipped two and six-
tenths from the old mark which be-
longed to Jack Childs. Birleson was
clocked in :49.2, one and a tenth
seconds under the mark set last year
by Chuck Beetham of Ohio State.
The Spartans won only two first
places, these coming in the two mile
and the high jump, and at no time
even threatened to take the lead.
Capt. Bob Osgood of Michigan was
the outstanding man of the meet in
regard to individual points, the Wol-
verine leader taking firsts in both
the high and low hurdles for 10
Brelsford Wtns Going Away
Brelsford opened the meet with his
impressive victory in the mile. Ken
Waite, State's IC-4A cross country
champion, broke ahead of the field
and led until the last 65 yards. Brels-
ford lagged behind during the first
two laps but from then on ran stead-
ily a pace behind the Spartan. At
the last turn the Wolverine forged
ahead and won by a full five yards.
Sammy Stoller followed with an
easy win in the 60-yard dash, beat-
ing Wilbur Greer, State sophomore,:
to the tape by at least a yard. Alan
Smith, Michigan sophomore was
In the quarter Birleson broke on
top and was never headed. Another
Wolverine making his first appear-
ance in competition, Ross Faulkner,
captured second ahead of Dudley of
Osgood led all the way in both the
highs and lows. McDurmon of State
was second in the highs, a nose ahead
of his teammate, Springer, and in
the lows he finished third. Steve
Mason of Michigan was second in
the latter event.
:Boss Scores EayWin
The two mile was not as impres-
sive as expected and Boss of State
had little trouble in finishing ahead
of Alix and Pinkerton of Michigan.
It was Alix's first race since the Cali-
fornia meet in. 1935 when he suffered
a broken leg while running this same
Ben Starr raced home ahead of
the pack in the 880 with Ed DeVine a
close second. The best State could
do here was a third. In the pole
vaulteJim Kingsley was the only one
to clear 19 feet and thus added an-
other five points to the Wolverine
total. Dave Hunn was second.
State Takes Wgh Jump
State captured its only other first
when Yovonovich won the high jump
by clearing the bar at five feet eight
inches. This is the only event where
Michigan lacks strength, but against
State Friedenberg and Hunn of the
Wolverines were second and third.
In the mile relay State never had
a chance. Waldo Abbott, r-unning
first for the Wolverines, ended his
quarter with a 16-yard lead. Bill
Aigler extended it another five yards
and Howard Davidson stretched it to
all of 30. Stan Birleson, the anchor
man, finished at least 45 yards ahead
of Dudley, fourth State runner.

.rAT E 1T1?EET

Track Summaries
Mle run: Won by Brelsford,
(Michigan); Waite (State) second;
Harold Davidson (Michigan) third.
Time: 4:17.1 (New Field House
record; Old mark set by Jack Childs
(Michigan) was 4:19.7).
60-yard dash: Won by Stoller
(Michigan) Greer (State) second;
Smith (Michigan) third. Time: :06.3.
440-yard dash: Won by Birleson
(Michigan); Faulkner (Michigan)
second; Dudley (State) third. Time:
:49.2 (New Field House record; Old
mark set by Beetham (Ohio State)
was :50.3).
65-yard high hurdles: Won by Os-
good (Michigan); McDurmon (State)
second; Springer (State) third. Time:
Two mile run: Won by Boss
(State); Alix (Michigan) second;
Pinkerton (Michigan) third. Time:
880-yard run: Won by Starr (Mich-
igan); DeVine (Michigan) second;
Gardner (State) third. Time: 1:57.4.
65-yard low hurdles: Won by Os-.
good (Michigan) ; Mason (Michigan)
.second; McDurmon (State) third.
Time: :07.3.
Pole vault: Won by Kingsley
(Michigan) ; Hunn (Michigan) sec-
ond; Habrle (State) third. Height:
13 feet.
High jump: Won by Yovonovich
(State) ; Friedenberg (Michigan) sec-
ond; Hunn (Michigan) third. Height:
5 feet 8 inches.
Shot put: Won by Watson (Michi-
gan) ; Jenkins (State) second; Smith
(State) third. Distance: 49 feet 9/2
inches. (New Field House record; old
mark set by Weaver (Chicago) was 46
feet 7% inches. Also new all-time
Michigan record, breaking mark set
in 1911 by J. J.' Horner).
Mile relay: Won by M/ichigan (Ab-
bott, Aigler, Howard Davidson, Birl-
eson). Time: 3:26.
Natators Trim
Oho In Close
COLUMBUS, O., Feb. 20.-(PX)-
University of Michigan's swimming
team splashed to a 45-39 victory
over Ohio State today in a dual meet
which saw three Western Conference
records broken.
The Wolverine sprint relay team
hung up a record of 3:33.4, bettering
the old Big Ten mark of 3:38.3. Bill
Neungry, Ohio State backstroke star,
led Fred Cody, Michigan, to the fin-
ish line in the 150-yard event to win
in 1:36.7, clipping 2.3 seconds from
the old record of Zehr, Northwestern.
Waldemir Tomski, Michigan, did
the 200-yard free style in 2:16, two
seconds under the former Big Ten
record mark established by Lewis, of
Hurons Take Butler
With Closing Rally

Varsity Cagers
Rally To'Defeat
Wildcats, 34-32
Wolverines Stay In Race
For Conference Crown;
Thomas, Gee Star
(Continued from Page 1)
hawking that kept the Northwestern
team from getting the ball when
Michigan finally did take the lead in
the last minute and deprived the
Wildcats of an opportunity to even
up the score.
Northwestern's offense was useless,
but the team was so "hot" from the
floor that it didn't need any set-up
plays. Of the 12 shots that the Wild-
cats hit, 10 were longs.
Jim Currie, Sophomore guard who
became eligible with the opening of
the second semester, was the back-
bone of the Northwestern defense,
while his ball handling was also out-
Thomas, playing Fishman's spot,
No decision had been made last
night as to whether Herm Fish-
man would be able to play in
tomorrow's game with Purdue al-
though it was reported from the
University Health Service that
his condition was greatly im-

Rickey's Offer
Turned Down
By Dizzy Dean
DALLAS, Tex., Feb. 20.-(A)-Je-
rome Herman Dean, a very disgustedI
ycung moan, chewed down two cigars,.
called the "Gas House Gang" a bunch
of violets and admitted today he had
returned an unsigned $25,000 con-
tract to the St. Louis Cardinals.
"Outrageous," sputtered Dizzy.
"How could that fellow Branch Ri-
ckey have the nerve to send me last!
year's contract? Why, I didn't even
glance at it. My wife opened it, told
me the figure, we laughed about it,"
and had it on a return train in two
"They always send two contracts
-one to sign and one for me to keep.
I didn't even keep the extra one.
Don't want it laying around to make
me mad."
Dean again set his price at $50,000.
"I'd play cheaper than that for any
other club in the business-just to get
away from Rickey

Chi Psi Cage Team I
Favored To Repeat
In -1MTournament
Four fraternity basketball teams,t
leaders in their respective leagues,t
are prepared to polish off additionalf
league champions in the eliminations
which will begin this week.
Winners have been determined in
nine of the 12 leagues with the re-c
maining three to be decided in thet
next few days. The finalists in both!
class A and B will meet at the In-
tramural Open House on March 17.
Chi Psi, defending champions,
boasts a team which is probably
stronger than the quintet that rep-
resented them last year. In addi-
tion to two All-fraternity men, Pal-
mer and Payne, the champs have two
star freshmen to pace the team.
Last season Delta Kappa Epsilon
was certain that they were the class
of the circuit, however, they were
nosed out in the final game, and were
forced to accept the position of run-g
ner-up. This year may witness an-
other finish, though, for the D.K.E.'s
are primed to regain their lost laurels.
However, these two bitter rivals
will not have the tournament to
themselves, as their are several 'dark
horses' entered in the race who are
bent upon obtaining as many points
as possible towards the all-year total.
Phi Kappa Psi and the Betas will
be strong contenders for the basket-
ball crown, each possessing high
scoring, strong defensive teams. Al-
though the Betas have not figured
very much in previous sports this
year, a victory over the neighboring
Chi Psi's would be a feat well-worth

Boilermakers Trip
Minnesota, 34 T o 33
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Feb. 20.-(P)--
With the final gun halting a sensa-
ticnal Minnesota rally, Purdue threw
the Big Ten Conference race into a
free-for-all here tonight by nosing
out the Gophrs before 5,500 howling
fans, 34 to 3'3.
It was the brilliant play of Johnny
Sines and Pat Malaska which stood
out as the Boilermakers chalked up
their seventh victory against two de-
Purdue shot to the front, 14 to 6,
early in the game


Primed F

Townsend, f
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Gee, c..
Patanelli, g
Thomas, g ..
Smick, g ....
Beebe, g ....
Long, g .....

played beautiful ball. He was hitting
his longs and came through in thi
final minute with the basket that
won the game, putting the Wolver-
ines ahead, 32 to 31. Gee put the
game on ice with a one-hand shot.
Northwestern revived an old de-
fensive tactic, that of checking the
Wolverines in the back-court. While
this didn't prevent the Varsity fror
taking the balldown the floor, it did
disrupt the slow-breaking Michigar
Michigan attempted 12 free throws
and missed six. Northwestern tried
the same number and hit eight.
Townsend, who started the game
in fourth spot in the individual scor-
ing race, made only four points for
a total of 77.

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Score at half-Michigan
western 18.

16, North-

e Personal fouls-Townsend 2, Bar-
- clay, Gee 3, Patanelli 4, Thomas,
r Smick, Beebe, -Long, Smith 4, Na
gode 1, Currie 2, Voigts, Vance 3.

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YPSILANTI, Feb. 20.-OP)-Michi-
gan Normal came from behind to
register a 55-40 victory in a dual track
meet with Butler University, held to-
day in the Waterman gymnasium at
Ann Arbor.
The Hurons, lacking first place win-
ners in the early stages saw Butler
go ahead by a 34-29 count when the
meet was more than half over.
The Hurons came back with a slam
in the high jump and a second and
third in the pole vault, however, pick-
ing up 17 points in the two events
and establishing a lead that Butler
could not overcome.

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