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May 15, 1937 - Image 3

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Trackmen Finish Dual Season Today At Champaign




"u- By GEO. 3. ANDROS
Matt's Secret. . .
EIGHT National Collegiate Cham-
pionships in the past 11 years is
a very brief way of stating Matt
Mann's record as swimming coach at
Michigan. But what is Matt's for-
mula? Wherein lies his secret of suc-
cess? Ah, there you have me-and
everybody else who ever has tried
to answer that question. Charles
MacCaffree spent
:1the past year as
Matt's assistant,
on his own, in an
attempt to find
out before taking
the jump from a
*. developer of high
school champions
to a position in a
4 "swimming" col-
lege. "Mac" arose
at the annual
team banquet
JACK KASLEY last week and
confessed he was as much in the dark
as ever. "There's something there
-Matt has something-but what it
is, I do not know," was his report o
the year spent under hjs forme
coach. Others who have tr d to find
out have met with no mor success
"They accuse me of holding back,'
Matt will yell when someone brings
up the subject. "I have 'no formula.
no method, no prescribed system o
training. I do work the boys hard
but they don't complain. Every mar
is an individual with me, but usually
I don't know what sort of work he
will do that day until he reports fo
practice." That's all there is to it.
Matt inspires a great confidence ir
the men who work under him, he
works them hard, he gives them a
little word of advice here-anothei
there, his boys always have a good
time and they swim to be champion
.Eight National Collegiate Cham-
pionships in 11 years.
It Is Not So...
IT HAS BEEN SAID time and' agair
that Matt Mann's swimmers ar
champions before they come to Mich-
igan. I have stated figures to dis-
prove that argument and I will con
tinue- to state others. Jack Kasley
was just a kid with an over-developed
chest when his father first sent him
to vacation at Matt's summer camr
in Canada. He holds most of th
important world records in the
breast-stroke now. Taylor Drysdale
was doing 1:11 for 100 yards back-
stroke when he was a freshman. He
became three times National Colle-
giate champion before he left Mich-
igan and flirted with a minute flat
every time he got in the water as a
senior to do the century. Ed Kirai
had a best time of just under 56 sec-
onds for the free-style century be-
fore he came to Ann Arbor. In twc
years he became National champion
at 52.3, with 51.4 recorded officially in
a 20-yard pool. Walt Tomski could
do 56 in high school, Bob Mowerson
could do 59 and no less an authority
than Coach Pinkston of the Detroit
A.C. said Tom Haynie would never
break 55 for the 100. All did under
53 this season, and with Kirar set a
world record in the free-style relay.
That for the scoffers.
Louis-Braddock Go
Is Set For June 22

Illinois Hopes
For 50-Point
Stoller Vs. Grieve To Be
Feature Race Of Meet;
Knee Hinders Watson

Stars Who Compete

Here lay 21-22 In Big Ten Meet

Daily Basketball Expert Gives
Recollections As Parting Shot

Reviews Highest
Of Career As
Cage Reporter


15.-A 23-man Michigan track team.
with six straight dual, and two car-
nival victories under their belts will
arrive here at noon today with every
prospect of running their victory total
to ten straight, Coach Don Seaton's
Illini tracksters being number ten
With the Wolverines just now hit-
ting their full stride, Illinois seems
to be in for an A-1 drubbing at the
hands of the Hoytmen this afternoon,
with even the chances for a hoped
for 50-point "moral victory" fading
.n light of the fact that none of the
teams which have experienced Mich-
igan's outdoor power this season have
been able to pass the 50 point mark,
California scoring but 49, Indiana
and Ohio State exactly 50 apiece.
Watson Resting
Big Bill Watson, Michigan's touted
"one man. track team" will probably
;e forced to limit his activities to two
events instead of his usual four due
yo the development of water on the
Knee. Watson aggravated an old in-
iury in high jumping as he rang up
four first places against Indiana
two weeks ago. He has been forced
to favor the knee since and will be
laid off in all but his favorite events,
the shot and discus, by Coach Char-
ey Hoyt in an effort to get him in
Shape to compete in at least three
m the Big Ten championships next
week at Ann Arbor.
100 Looks Good
Going at it hamnier anG tong for
he third time this season will be the
wo most bitter sprint rivals in the
aig Ten, Illinois' Bob Grieve and
Michigan's Sam Stoller. Both men
ire credited with 9.7 efforts this sea-
;on with Stoller going into the race
vith a slight edge on past perform-
mces against Grieve. Stoller does
lot compete in the 220 event, but
Jere Grieve will find his hands full
igain with Michigan's crack soph-
>more flyer Al Smith who has reg-
istered 21.5 for the route this season.
Wolverine Golf
Team To Meet
Indiana Today

In the way of a final story I resort
to a brief, very brief in fact, recol-
lction of four yars of basktball, now
as out of season as bock beer.
The first basketball game that we,
the class of '37, has the pleasure (it
faded into displeasure after we had{
had a good look at the motley crowd,
that called itself a team) of seeing the
Michigan cagers win, 27 to 25, against
a mediocre Ypsi five. This perfor-
mance was preceded by a resounding
25 to 22 victory over a disgracefully
weak Calvin College team.
Regeczi Otustanding
The high point of that season was
the performance of John Regeczi,
who after three years of basketball
was still an outstanding football
player. His foremost feats include
his defensive work against Purdue's
Norm Cottom, which resulted in six
baskets for Cottom despite the physi-
cal efforts of the great punters and
the Muskegon Heights' star's dive
into the "retaining" net around the
Yost Field House floor, which result-
ed in the complete demolishment of
the fence.
Our sophomore year we saw a
team that made the "motley crowd"
of 1933-34 look like a wonder five.
Dick Joslin forgot that the rules al-
lowed passing, Johnny Gee's feet
lit The Majors
Detroit...........200 300 000-5
St. Louis ...........004 000 20x-6
Bridges and Cochrane; Caldwell,
Blake, Knott and Huffman.
St. Louis ......011 020 000- 4 12 2
Pittsburgh ... .031 420 04x-14 20 1
J. Dean, Ryba, Andrews, Chambers
and Ogrodowski, Owen; Lucas, Brown
and Todd.

never did find out what his hands
were doing, and Jake and Earl
Townsend were still playing fresh-
man ball.
But things looked mighty nice last
year and this. If you wanted to name
an all-1933-through-1937 team all
you'd have to do would be to put
those two fives together, divide by
two and you'd have it.
Future Is Bright
Right now Michigan has a bright
future as far as basketball is con-
cerned. As official publicity agent
for Jake Townsend I can unpreju-
dicedly say that he is undoubtedly
Michigan's best cager, not that it's
any news, although I really have no
right to say it having never seen
Bennie Oosterbaan play. And John-
ny Gee is undoubtedly the most im-
proved cager we'll probably ever see.
As a parting bit of advice to Cappie
Cappon, who always gives me a grin
that hovers between skepticism and
profanity when I give him adyice, I
say go over to Indiana, also known
as God's country, and pick up some
basketball players, not that I want
to be provincial, and you'll never
have another worry-at least not
about the basketball team.
Mrs. Hampton's Famous
Served Every Sunday from 12:30-2:30
605 Forest Phone 2-3836


When it's so inx-

Varsity Is Heavy
In Last Home
Before Big Ten


At Comiskey


CHICAGO, May 14.- (P) -The
world's heavyweight fight between
James 'J. Braddock and his Negro
challenger, Joe Louis, is definitely on
for Chicago.
The date will be the night of June
22, the site Comiskey Park, home of
the Chicago White Sox, and the dis-
tance 15 rounds, or less.
The last apparent legal obstacle
was hurdled today when Federal
Judges Guy L. Fake gave his long
awaited decision in Newark, N.J.,
refusing the application of the Madi-
son Square Garden Corporation to
stop Braddock from defending his
crown against the Brown Bomber.
The machinery back of the fight
was set in full motion as quickly as
the decision was received.
Joe Foley, nominal promoter of the
match, announced he would begin
accepting mail orders for tickets im-
mediately. Since the bout was first
signed here, Feb. 19, an amazing flood
of ticket applications has been re-
ceived by Foley, but he was obliged
to reject all, pending the court set-

As a forerunner to the Conference'
meet at Evanston Monday, Michigan's
Varsity golf team meets the Indiana
squad at the University course this
morning. The meet is the last dual
Conference tilt scheduled for the
Coach Ray Courtright will start the
same crew that he has regularly been
starting all season. Captain Al Saun-
ders will tee off at the initial posi-
tion with Jack Emery, Al Karpinski,
Bill Barclay and Billy Warren fol-
lowing in that order.
Indiana, which is bringing a five
man team along, willEhave on its ros-,
ter Acting Captain Edwin Eaton at
No. 1, followed by Jack Mueller, Char-
ley Boswell. Howard Beaver and Walt
The course, which is in fine shape
except for a couple mudholes here
and there, will see two doubles and
one single matchin the morning
round and five single matches in the
afternoon, thus making for a total of
24 points for the days play.
Since the loss the Wolverine team
received at the hands of Northwes-
tern last Monday. the players have
been concentrating on chipping and
putting and only occasionally travers-
ing the course.
Indiana's tentative lineup for the
double matches in the morning sees
Mueller and Boswell pairing up and
Eaton and Beaver .
Aromptly and neatly done by expel.-
.ticed operators at moderate pri ,,
314 South State buireet

These seven Negro athletes will attempt to carry on in the Big Ten outdoor meet, next week, where Jesse
Owens and Willis Ward left off. James Smith is a member of the famous Indiana distance trio of Lash,
Smith, and Deckard. The two clearing the bar in the upper right are Ohio State's altitude twins. Together
they hold the world's indoor record of exactly the same height as Albritton's outdoor mark, 6 feet 9% inches.
Robert Nelson ran anchor on Iowa's four-mile relay team. Eugene Skinner captured third place in the Big
Ten 440 indoors in 1934. Homer Harris, captain-elect of the football team, is the third of this versatile
Iowa trio. Michigan's own Bill Watson broke the indoor Big Ten shotput record last winter, and seems
destined to do the same to the outdoor mark.
Box Score Thirteen To e Lansing Central's Big Reds are fa-
G v nvorites to retain their Five-A track
Michigan AB R H O A iven Yearliniy title today at Wines Field.
Peckinpaugh, ss, 3b ..4 0 0 1 1
Lisagor, 2b, ss . .. .. . ..5 0031O 1
Beebe, c . .. .. ... . .. . .4 0 2 2 1
Uricek, 3b, 2b ........5 3 2 4 2
Kremer, of..........3 1 0 2 0 Coach Vern Larson yesterday an-
Smick, lb...........3 0 0 11 I nounced the names of the 13 frosh
Campbell, rf ........4 0 2 2 0 boxers who will receive the gold medal
Heyliger, if..........3 0 0 2 0 award given in this sport in lieu of
Smithers, p ..........2 0 1 0 4 numerals.
Larson stated that he based the
Totals...........33 4 7 27 10 C
judgment of his yearling sluggers on Let Us
Purdu AB R H O A consistency of performance, improve-
ue ment, promise and natural ability.
Malysik, of ..........2 1 0 3 0 Don Cash, scrappy light-heavy, analI
Lyboult, 2b..........4 1 0 2 0 "The BattlingRoots" Sam and Tom! A U TO M A TI
Bartz, rf...........3 0 0 1 0 were cited as comers by the freshman
Breslin, s.......... 4 1 1 0 1 mentor.
Baber, 3b...........1 0 0 0 0 'Cash showed the greatest naturalFO R
Waling, 3b .......... 3 0 0 0 3 ability in his bouts this year and the!
Dean, lb......4 0 2 9 0 Roots. who have both encountered,
Bredewater (Art), 0c. .2 0 1 5 0 veteran opponents only this year,
Poulos, if............ 2 0 0 1 0 show real promise of becoming top-,
Malaska, cof........3 0 0 6 0Iflite ringsters in all departments.op-
Bredewater (Arn), p .. 3 0 1 0 The following men were named to
Mangas ............1 0 0 0 0 receive awards: Jim Flyn, Bob Smith,
- - - Jim Scott, Sam Root, Tom Root, Jim
Totals ............ 32 3 5 27 8 French, Bob Snyder, Miles Lihn,
er inMng batted for Arn Bredewat Leonard Spector, Jim Brown, Dave
Tennenberg, Don Cash, Bob Thalner.
Michigan .......000,101 020-4 7 5-
Purdue .........101 000 001-3 5 5-- -
Errors: Michigan 5 (Peckinpaugh Eye Glass Frames
2, Lisagor 2, Uricek); Purdue 5 Repaired.
(Malysiak, Lyboult, Waling 2, Dean). Lenses Ground. .
Struck out: by Bredewater 4; by
Smithers 2. Bases on balls: By Brede- HfA LL E R'S Jewelry
water 4, by Smithers 4. Wild pitches: State Street at Liberty

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