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SUNDAY, MAY 16, 1'937

THE MICHIGANiDAILY

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SUNDAY, MAY 16, 1937 PA(U1 TIflLEE-

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Conference

Track Title

To Be Decided Here Next Week-End

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Hoytmen Out
To Win 15th
Championship
Writer Predicts Michigan1
Triumph Over Hoosiers
By 17 PointMargin
Don Lash To Head
Parade Of Greats
By FRED H. fnE LANO
Michigan's track team gets its big
chance Friday and Saturday.
Twelve thousand sport fans will
fight their way into the Ferry Field
stands next week-end to see the 37th
annual Big Ten track and field cham-
pionships which should develop into
the greatest track spectacle since the
1936 Olympics.
A mighty Indiana squad, boasting
the greatest collegiate distance run-
ners in the world, will be battling to
defend its Conference title won in
the 1936 meet at Columbus. Ohio
State will be depending on two of
the world's best high jumpers and a
national championin the half mile
to make it a contender for the crown.
Wisconsin's hopes for the title rest
on its great power in the pole vault.
Varsity Favored
Over and above all this. the great-
est Michigan team that has ever
been produced, a team that ranks as
the outstanding track and field squad
in the United States, will be gunning
for its 15th Western Conference
championship-and what's more im-
portant should win it.%
Since the track teams of the Big
Ten started holding this meet in 1901
the Wolverines have won 14 times,
Illinois 12, Wisconsin 3, Chicago 3
and Indiana only 1. No other team
has won. Also, Michigan has won
the last four Big Ten indoor meets.
Preliminaries in both hurdles, the
100, 220, 440, 880, shot put, discus,
broad jump and javelin will be held
Friday afternoon and finals in all
events will be Saturday starting at
2 p.m.
Owens Outstanding In '35
Two years ago the Conference
teams assembled here for this meet
and Michigan emerged as champion.
That same afternoon the track star
of theage Jesse Owens of Ohio State,
broke three world records and tied
a fourth. While the coming meet may
not produce that many world records
it certainly will lack none of the
glamour of the 1935 affair.
From'the time the meet opens with
the mile run until the concluding mile
relay there will be a steady parade of
"greats" on Ferry Field. Eight de-
fending champions will be on hand
to try again for the titles they cap-
tured last year and to all appearances
there is one certain to fall. This is
Dominic Krezowski of Minnesota,
shot put champion. It's an odds-on
bet that Michigan's great sophomore,
Bill Watson, will lift his crown.
Other champions who will be here
are Don Lash in the mile and two
mile, Chuck Beetham in the half mile,
Al Haller of Wisconsin in the pole
vault, Mel Walker in the high jump,
Bush Lamb of Iowa in the javelin
and finally Michigan's own Capt. Bob
Osgood in the high hurdles.
Lash In Spotlight
The spotlight will likely shine
brightest upon Indiana's great ace,
Don Lash, as he attempts to break
his own Conference records in the
two distance runs. His teammates
Tommy Deckard and Jim Smith will
give him all the competition he may
want in both races while Chuck
Fenske of Wisconsin has proved in

other meets that he has the ability
to beat the Hoosier "Iron Man." Last
Year Lash won the mile in 4:10.8
with Fenske second in 4:10.9.
Five Conference records are defi-
nitely on the block. Besides the mile
and two mile marks the shot put,
half mile, and high jump records may
go by the boards while that in the
discus is considered none too safe.
Undefeated in 1937, Michigan
should win the meet. Indiana, Wis-
consin, Ohio State and Illinois will
trail the Wolverines in very close to
that order. This observer, in his final
contribution to The Daily, takes the
liberty of making this prediction and
adds that Michigan's margin over the
Hoosiers will be in the neighborhood
of 17 points.
COP I-M GOLF TITLE
Phi Kappa Psi won its second
straight Intramural golf title with
a total of 333. Theta Delta Chi fin-
ished in second place five points be-
hind the winners. Third place went
to Beta Theta Pi. Individual medal
honors were won by Fred Schwartz
of the Phi Psi team with a 78.
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, Track Summaries
SUMMARIES
One Mile Run: Won by Harold Da-
vidson; Stachle, second; Fink, third,
all of Michigan. Time 4 minutes, 19.4
second.
440 Yard Runs: Won by Birleson,
Michigan; Miller, Michigan, second,
Gaines, Illinois, third. Time1 49.1 sec-
onds.
100 Yard Dash: Won by Stoller,
Mich.; Grieve, Ill., second; Ashley,
Ill., third. Time 9.6 seconds. (New
meet record). Former record, 9.7 sec-
onds, Russell, Illinois, 1934).
120 Yard High Hurdles: Won by
Osgood, Mich.; Brunton, Ill., second,
Cullinan, Ill., third. Time 14.3 sec-
onds (Newmeet record, former rec-
ord, 14.7 seconds by Ward, Michigan,
1934).
880 Yards Run: Won by Brelsford,
Starr, second; Devine, third, all of
Michigan. Time, 1 minute 54.6 sec-
onds. (New meet record. Former rec-
ord, 1 minute 54.7 seconds, by Smith,
Michigan, 1934).
Shot Put: Won by Watson, Mich-
igan, 50 feet; Townsend, Michigan,
48 feet 5/2 inches, second; Bruder,
Ill., 46 feet 81/2 inches.
220 Yards Dash: Won by Ashley,
Ill.; Grieve, Ill., second; Smith,
Mich., third. Time 21.9 seconds.
High Jump: Won by Spurgeon;
Riegel and Diefenthaler, tied for
second, all of Illinois. Height 6 feet.
Two Mile Run: Alix, O'Connell and
Staehle, Michigan, tied for first.
Time 10 minutes 9.5 seconds.
220 Yards Low Hurdles: Won b.y
Osgood, Michigan; Mason, Michigan,
secoind; Brunton, Ill., third. Time
23.8 seconds.
Broad Jump: Won by Stoller,
Mich.; Brunton, Ill., second; Smith,
Mich., third. Distance 23 feet 1 1/
inches.
Pole Vault: Won by Hunn, Mich.;
Hackett, Ill., second; Kingsley, Mich.,
third. Height 12 feet 6 inches.
Mile Relay: Won by Michigan
(Miller, Clarke, Starr, Birleson).
Time 3 minutes 20.5 seconds.
Javelin Throw: Won by Martin,
Mich.; Rudolph, Ill., second; Brown,
Ill~, third. Distance, 186 feet /2 inches.
Discus Throw: Won by Watson,
Mich., 146 feet 4 inches; Townsend,
Mich., second, 144 feet6/ minches;
Frary, Ill., third, 140 feet 8 inches.
Cummingrs Sets
New Speedway
One Lap Mark
INDIANAPOLIS, May 15.-(I)-
Wild Bill Cummings, dare-devil In-
dianapolis pilot, established a new
Speedway one lap record and an all-
time 25-mile qualification mark be-
fore more than 25,000 enthusiastic
spectators here late today.
Cummings thundered around the
last lap 2/2 miles) of his test at an
average speed of 125.139 miles an
hour. His performance shattered the
lap record of 124.018 set by Leon Du-
ray a few years ago.
Cummings whipped the 25-mile
qualification test in an average speed
of 123 .445 miles an hour, breaking
the all-time 25-mie mark ofb122.751
established by Wilbur Shaw, another
Indianapolis speed demon, earlier in
the day.

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The PRESS ANGLE
By GEORGE J. ANDROS
Swan Song .,. .
THIS IS THE SWAN SONG of The Press Angle, the farewell appearance
of the most neglected and most notorized sports column to appear in
The Daily in the past five years. This parting shot will be no formal, well-
organized essay-but rather a recital of the multitude of thought that
come to me now as I hoist my leg up around the battered Royal and peck
out for the last time: "Andros for the column for Sunday . . . 111111 . . .."
But let us away, our time is short; and Tom and Red, linotype men as
accurate as they are patient and long-suffering, are ringing for copy. '
I could go back to my childhood days in Lansing when I shagged
balls for the Michigan State baseball team and cheered for the Spar-
tans to whip the daylights out of Ray Fisher's Michigan nine. But
that is a forgotten chapter. The greatness of the University, apparent
to me in a small way even at a distance, changed my attitude as I grew
older and brought one more very green freshman to Ann Arbor to I
join the class of '37.
Not for one moment have I doubted my choice. I am and always shall
be proud to have been a Michigan man. And prouder yet to have had
even an insignificant part in carrying on the traditions of Michigan. I have
made mistakes, I have been hypocritical, and I have had the attitude that
Michigan is a king who can do no wrong; but my only regret is that I have
not taken advantage of all the opportunities Michigan has offered me.
THE PAST YEAR has been one of ups and downs. Football at Michigan
became a "situation." I took a side directly opposite that of most
of my fellow writers, and regret it not one little bit. I have great faith
in Harry Kipke as football coach at Michigan and have no doubt that
next season will see a great rise in the football . fortunes of the Maize and
Blue. In the short time I have known flunk Anderson and watched him at
work, I have come to realize that he is the new blood that Ferry Field needed.
And Michigan football teams again will block.
Last November I wrote: "One might even say Alex Loiko went home
for dinner." That started agitation for a football training table in the
Western Conference. Next weekend a committee appointed as an
eventual result of that sentence meets to decide the fate of the
possibility of a training table in the Big Ten. I still maintain the
Michigan football squad needs assistance from the University in the
form of one meal a day.
Since a year ago today I have learned to respect as great moulders
of Michigan men the Varsity coaching staff. I have no fear for the boys
who are fortunate enough to have the opportunity of working under Kipke,
Anderson, Matt Mann, Chuck Hoyt, Ray Fisher, Wally Weber, Cappy Cappon,
Bennie Oosterbaan, Ken Doherty, Cliff Keen, Johnny Johnstone and Ray
Courtright. I thank them one and all for the time they have given me
when other matters were more important. And especially Matt Mann and
his swimmers who had a great deal to do with my being in this spot tonight.
*. **
HAVE HAD the privilege of working under three sports editors. Once,
again may I express my appreciation for their help and inspiration. It
was Al Newman who started me off on the right track (and made me a
fraternity brother). Here was one "hot box" rushing point that did come
true. I DID become sports editor. It was Art Carstens who gave me a
bit of a start on the rest of the boys in my sophomore year by handing
me the swimming beat. (And he had no small part in finding me a wife).
To Bill Reed, my immediate predecessor, I need say little.
Tonight marks the dissolving of the "Sports Staff Class of '37." I
am proud to have been a member of it and have worked with Freddie
Buesser, Fred DeLano and Ray Goodman. Perhaps "We Three Shall
Meet Again," Bonth, but until then never forget the lad you plied with
eggs. To the other Fred (DeLano), let me say only that I am
thankful for library regulations. I shall always remember you as the
most versatile one of us-the one who someday WILL be a true editor.
You, Ray, will probably be missed more than the rest of us. You and
Johnny Townsend put Michigan basketball on its feet. You have
made the sport page of The Daily respected when winter comes along.
He who fills your shoes will have a great task before him-in more
ways than one.
To my successor, whoever he is to be, only a brief message.. Remember
the possibilities-and responsibilities-of your position. Always keep in
mind the great heritage Michigan athletics pass on to you. Do not fear
to speak your own mind. Do not listen to those whose attitudes are destruc-
tive. Do not be afraid of those who criticize. You are a part of Michigan
now-she is beyond and above all the pettiness you will encounter in the
next twelve months.
Not too good, eh, inspiration?
But, that's all there is; there isn't anymore.
THE PRESS ANGLE IS DEAD; LONG LIVE THE PRESS ANGLE.

Linksmen Win Golfers Begin Drive Tomorrow
22-2 Victory For 6th Big Ten Title In Ro
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Over H.oos

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Saunders, Barclay
73's To Capture
Honors In Match
Using Indiana only as a f
to the Big Ten meet at Eva
morrow, Coach Ray Courtrig
sity Golf team trouncedthe
yesterday by the top heavy
22-2. The meet, which was1
the University course, was
dual Conference tilt of the s
the Wolverines.
Medal honors for the day
Captain Al Saunders and
clay, each shooting a 73,
par.
The morning round saw th
teams of Al Karpinski and
defeat Indiana's Edwin Ea
Jack Mueller, 2%-%, withr
scores of 77, 83 and 82. Int
double matches Saundersa
Emery combined to down th
pair, Howard Beaver and W
who took % point. The sc
in order, 73, 76, 78 and 75. B
ren, playing a singles mate
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iers By BEN MOORSTEIN Illinois, though easily beaten by
Another Big Ten title, the sixth in Michigan, is strong, and Minnesota
Score 6 straight years-well, that's what is plenty good. It is not necessary
Medal Michigan's golf team will be after[to reckon the other teams in the Con-
when it enters the Conference meet ference as possible threats.
at Evanston tomorrow and Tuesday" The overwhelming defeat handed
morning. I Indiana yesterday by the Wolverines
fnal step'j Coach Ray Courtright is taking hisshows them to be right on their toes
nston to- first five men to the meet and theys and in the right frame of mind -and
ht's Var- will include the crewvthat has lost they do not intend to let anything
Hoosiers only one tilt so far this year, that to stop them in going after a crown, the
score of Northwestern by a one-point margin. wearing of which has become a habit.
played at The men making the trip will be Cap-
the last tain Al Saunders, Jack Emery, Bill ;WT' Ad 1E 1 Takes
eason for Barclay, Al Karpinski, and Billy War- tl ri
ren. And the whole bunch will be out First In Preakness
went to to show that their only loss was a
Bill Bar- let-up and that they are back in the
one over, best of shape. BALTIMORE, May 1-P-ai
Competition will be keen, as it al- uel Riddle's War Admiral repeated
e doubles ways is. Michigan will be given no his Kentucky Derby triumph over J.
I Barclay favorite's odds, but more than likely H. Louchheim's Pompoon in the $50,-
aton and will be an underdog. Northwestern, OCO Preakness before a crowd of more
respective because of their win, does look strong, than 40,000 at Pimlico today. Only a
the other although they dropped one game, that head separated the pair at the finish
and Jack to Iowa early in the season. Iowa as John Hay Whitney's Flying Scot
e Hoosier however lost badly to Wisconsin and finished six lengths back for third
Valt Cisco Wisconsin has also lost a meet. money.
ores were---
illy War-
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Brewer, ss ......... ,. 3
Lisagor, ┬žs ............1
Beebe, c .............4
Uricek, 2b ...........4
Kremer, cf ...........2
Smick lb....... ..3
Campbell rf .........2
Heyliger if ..........3
Fishman, p ...........3
Totals ...........29
Illinois AB
Henry, cf ...........5
Haefler, cf ......... ..0
Reinhart, if .......... 4
Boudreau, 3b ........4
Franklin, 2b .........4
Hinze, rf...........5
McDonald, rf ........0
McConnell, c ........3
Callahan, lb.........5
Sisco, ss ............4
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