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SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 1937



Strong Ohio State

Track Squad Meets



_ ____ _

Dave Abritton
Lead Buckeyes
440-Yard Event Features
Clash; Varsity Favored
To Take Most Firsts
High Jump Conceded
Merely the fact that it's Ohio State
vs. Michigan on the cinder track to-
night at Yost Field House should be
sufficient guarantee that this dual
meet will be one of the year's finest.
When it is also realized that the in-
vading Buckeyes have even a stronger
team than those which boasted the
great ' Jesse Owens, the impending
clash becomes the peak of a long and
intense rivalry.
From the opening of the meet with
the mile run at 7:30 p.m. right down
through the last event on the card,
the mile relay, the affair should be
a cat and dog fight with the outcome
long in doubt.
Beetham Leads Bucks
Leading the undefeated Buckeyes
against Coach Hoyt's Wolverines will
be Capt. Charlie Beetham, ace quar-
ter and half miler. His duel in the
440 with Michigan's Stan Birleson
stands as the biggest attraction of
the evening for the race may result
in the breaking of the Field House
mark and perhaps the world record
for the event. The local mark, set by
Birleson last Saturday, is :49.2 sec-
onds and the world record is :48.9.
Never has Coach Larry Snyder at
Ohio State had such an evenly bal-
anced team. Michigan is practically
conceding the Bucks a slam in the
high jump where America's Olympic
star, Dave Albritton, is practically
certain to break his own Field House
record. He is a co-holder of the world
mark at 6 feet 9 inches and local
fans are hoping that he nears that
height tonight.
The Wolverines have a chance to
turn the tables on Ohio and perhaps
win a decisive victory by copping the
first two places in the first two events,
the mile and 60-yard dash. This
would give Michigan a 16-2 edge
which the Bucks would find hard to
Whip Illini, Hoosiers
Ohio last Saturday defeated Illinois
in a dual meet, 58-37, and then came
back Monday to upset Indiana, 46-40.
The victory over the Hoosiers labels
Ohio as a defiinite contender for
Michigan's Big Ten indoor title and
tonight's meet should give fans a
good indication of relative strength
of the two teams.}
Michigan is favored to take the
majority of first places and it is the
battle for seconds that will prob-
ably decide the winner. Michigan's
hopes received a setback in the loss
of Ross Faulkner, quarter miler, who
has been ill all week. Hoyt announced+
yesterday that he would not run How-
ard Davidson in the half but instead
use him in the 440 and relay in place
of Faulkner, thus practically conced-
ing Beetham a victory in the half.
As the only other local athletic event
tonight is the swimming meet with
Minnesota, which will not start until
the track meet is over, one of the
year's biggest crowds is expected at
the Field House.
Conference Heads
To Study Proposed
Coast Track Meet
The recent proposal to have the
track and field stars of the Big Ten
oppose those of the Pacific Coast

Conference late in June will be con-
sidered by the athletic directors and
faculty representatives of the West-
ern Conference at their meeting
March 12 and 13 in Chicago.
Coach Charles B. Hoyt of MichiganF
stated yesterday that he and Direc-
tor Yost are now studying the plan<
but as yet have not formulated a
definite opinion.
The National Intercollegiate meet
will be held June 18 and 19 in Berke-
ley, Calif., and it has been proposed
to hold the inter-Conference meet the.
following week-end. Winners of the
first three places in each event of
the Conference outdoor meet would
make up the squad and, with Mich-
igan the ranking favorite to cop the
team title this year, it appears pos-
sible that the Big Ten team may be1
made up largely of Wolverines. l
If plans for the meet go through
it should be the greatest attraction
of the 1937 season and perhaps will1
develop into an annual affair with-
the site alternating between Califor-
nia and the Mid-West.
Michigan's powerful team already
has one trip to Berkeley scheduled fort
this season, the Wolverines facing the1
University of California in a dual

Tankers Return Tonight From Iowa To Meet Gophers Here


National Champion


Gophers Drill Three Big Ten
Hard To Give Quintets Loon
Varsity Battle In Possible Ti



(Daily Sports Editor)
Doc Okays John .
DR CARL BADGLEY, world famous
bone and joint specialist of the
University Hospital staff, has pro-
nounced Johnny Smithers' knee fit
for the pitching duties this year . .
The ailing joint was injured in the
football game with Northwestern last
fall . . .Smithers originally came to
Mvichigan to 'lay baseball, but be-
came a star halfback and is getting
his first crack at the diamond sport
this spring ...Ineligibility kept him
off the mound last season .. .Whitey
Wistert, Micligan's All-American
tackle in 1933, will not play first base
for Columbus in the American Associ-
ation this season unless the Red
Bird's management allows him to
t2inish his semester's work in the Law
'School ... Whitey's contract was re-
cently bought by Columbus from the
Cincinnati. The 210-pound blond hit
.388 for Nashville in the Southern
Association last season ... He gained
most of his baseball fame at Michi-
Igan as a pitcher, and performed for
Cincinnati on the mound after grad-
Uation from Lit school.
* * *
For The Champ.. ..
THE SEASON'S high-point man of
the Varsity wrestling team will be
well compensated for his prowess ...
Goldman Brothers are offering a
handsome prize, and the member
of Coach Cliff Keen's squad are cash-
ing four bits apiece to provide a
trophy . . . Right now Capt. Frank
'Bissell and sophomore Harland Dan-
ner are leading the parade with 28
points apiece . . . Each has scored
five falls and a decision victory in
six bouts .. . Johnny Speicher, con-
sistent 118-pound junior, is close be-
hind . . . Harvard's swimmers have
asked their coach to challenge Mich-
igan to a dual meet . . . The informa-
tion comes from a letter from one
jof the members of the team to Arn
'Daniels of The Daily edit staff . .
To the anonymous crank who has
taken me to task for various short-
pomings and ancestral defects, I issue
a challenge to prove his definite
Icharge of plagiarism ... And see Bill
Reed of the Free Press about those
:auotes . . . Also, until you sign your
Name I shall consider your corres-
pondence so much pusillanimous
Detroit Teams
Meet In A.A.U.
Handball Final
Zerbo Brothers To Battle
Holtzman And Dworman
Duo For State Title
Winning in straight games last
night the Detroit handball teams of
Al and Lou Zerbo, and Lefty Dwor-
man and Joe Holtzman will meet to-
morrow for the championship of the
State A.A.U. Handball Tournament.
The finals will be held at 4 p.m. at
the Intramural Building.
Taking the first set 21-13, the Zer-
bo brothers found little opposition in
the Stilson Ashe and Tom Estep team
and went on in the next set to win
21-11. The left hand of Lou Zerbo
and the fine teamwork of his brother
were too much for the Ann Arbor'
Dworman-Holtzman Win Easily
In the other match Holtzman and
Dworman, a pair who have been'
playing the handball circuit for quite

a while, found it easy going .against
another Detroit team, Milt Lapin and
Bob Dressler. The scores were 21-9
and 21-4. Dressler only 17 years old,
showed the ability needed for cham-!
pionship play but needs more ex-
Both Estep and Ashe, although
playing as an Ann Arbor team, are
Michigan students and are entered
in the All-Campus singles tourna-
ment, being favored to place high.
Both the Zerbo brothers have been
copping championships around these
parts, especially in Detroit, for the
last few years and are given the edge

Tom Haynie, one of Coach Matt
Mann's outstanding sophomore
swimmers, who broke two National
Intercollegiate records against Iowa
last night, will perform at home
for the first time tonight when the
Wolverines meet Minnesota in the
Intramural pool.
Cagers To Meet
O.S.U. Tonig'ht;
Title IsAt Stake
(Continued from Page 1)
Capt. Johnny Gee and Jake Town-
send, last year's all-Conference
choice, while the Columbus team will
have Earl Thomas, all-Conference
second team selection in 1936, in the
center circle. In the earlier Wol-
verine-Buckeye confab it was Thomas
who put on the best performance as
Townsend had a bad night.
Monday the Michigan quintet will
travel to Bloomington, Ind. where aI
soured Indiana team will be waiting
to restore its self-respect. In their
first game with the Fightin' Hoosiers
two and a half weeks ago the Wol-
verines made mincemeat of the Fancy
Dans to the tune of a 55 to 31 score.
It is not certain whether the In-
diana star, Vernon Huffman, will be
able to make an appearance against
the Varsity. In bed with an influ-
enza attack for the last week, Huff-
man was released from the hospital
only today.
Swim Summaries
Michigan 55, Iowa 29
300-yard medley relay: Won by
Michigan. (Cody, Kasley, Mower-
son). Time 2:55 flat, bests Michi-
gan 's National Intercollegiate record
of 2:59 set by Michigan in 1935.
220-yard free style: Won by Haynie
(M) ; Barnard (M), second; Chris-
tians (1), third. Time 2:09.7. Bests
Yale's National Intercollegiate record
set by Livingstone in 1934 of 2:12.2.
60-yard free style: Won by Wal-
ters (1); Tomski (M), second; Farns-
worth (M), third. Time :28.7. Bests
Natinal Intercollegiate record of
:28.9 set by Walters in 1936.
Low board fancy diving: Won by
Grady (M); ;Nissen (I), second;
Haughey (M), third. Total points
100-yard free style: Won by Kirar
(M); Walters (1), second; Bryant
(M), third. Time :51.4. Bests Na-
tional Intercollegiate record of :51.5
set by Schwartz, Northwestern in
150-yard back stroke: Won by
Westerfield (1); . Cody (M) second;
Sauer (M) third. Time 1:36.0. New
University record.
200-yard breast stroke: Won by

Backstroker Brandt Stars
For Invaders; Time Set
For 8:30 P.M.
After handing the Iowa swimmers
a 55-29 defeat last night at Iowa
City, the Michigan natators en-
trained for the 500-mile jaunt back to
Ann Arbor where they will tackle the
Minnesota team at 8:30 p.m. in the
Intramural pool.
Niels Thorpe's swimmers have been
drilling hard for tonight's meet in an
attempt to put a team into the pool
that will provide Michigan's National
Intercollegiate champions with some
real competition.
Three Gophers Undefeated
Outstanding among the Gopher
splashers are Rex Hudson, dash man,
Lyman Brandt, backstroker and
Leonard Klune, diver, all of whom
are undefeated thus far this season.
Hudson will be pitted against two
Varsity stars, Walt Tomski in the 50
and Ed Kirar in the 100, and his
chances for remaining in the unbeat-
en class are very slim. Tomski and
Kirar, along with Ray Walters of
Iowa are rated three of the best
sprint men in the conference this
Coach Matt Mann has an-
nounced that student admission
will be twenty-five cents with a
forty cent price to outsiders. All
of the bleacher seats will be
erected to accommodate an ex-
pected capacity crowd.
Brandt who swims the 150-yard
back-stroke and a leg of the medley,
although unbeaten this year, will
have to show more speed than he has
to date. The time of 1:43.4 that he
turned in at the Illinois meet to gain
first place is not fast enough to keep
him in the race with Fred Cody who
has been doing 1:40 and under all
Morris Has Little Chance
Morris, who is the Gopher hope in
the distance swims will find himself
facing an almost impossible task
if he entertains any illusions of beat-
ing Co-Captain Frank Barnard and
Tom Haynie in the 220 and 440
_ The varsity medley trio has twice
bettered the old I-M pool record and
the free-style quartet sped over the
400-yard course at Columbus last
week in a time that cracked the exist-
ing intercollegiate mark by two sec-
Although Ben Grady was edged out
of a win in the fancy diving event
by Jimmy Patterson of Ohio State
last week, Klune will probably have
no such luck against the Michigan
ace of the springboard.
Kasley (M); Haskips (1), second;
Lowry (1) third. Time 2:20.5. Bests
National Intercollegiate record of
2:26.6 set by Kasley, Michigan in
440-yard free style: Won by Hay-
nie (M); Barnard (M), second;
Christians (1), third. Time 4:47.
Bests National Intercollegiate record
of 4:512 set by Wiget, Stanford in
400-yard free style: Won by Mich-
igan (Tomski, Bryant, Mowerson.
Kirar). Time 3:30.7. Bests Na-
tional intercollegiate record of 3:34.5
set by Yale in 1935.

For the second time in three
years three teams may tie for first
place in the Big Ten basketball race.
In 1935, Purdue, Wisconsin and Ill-
inois each grabbed a share of the top
position to lay claim to the Confer-
ence championship.
Michigan, Illinois, and Minnesota,
with but two losses apiece seem head-
ed for the crown. Illinois is in first
place by itself now but that only be-
cause it has played one more game
than the other two schools.
Varsity Has Hardest Battle
Michigan, with probably the hard-
est schedule of the trio, meets Ohio
State tonight. Also this evening, Ill-
inois takes on Iowa, and Minnesota
clashes with Wisconsin. Ohio State
has beaten the Wolverines before this
season while Iowa and Wisconsin
form part of the cellar-occupying
group of the Conference.
Monday night Michigan faces an-
other opponent that is expected to
prove quite a hurdle notwithstand-
ing the shellacking it received from
the Maize and Blue team before. In-
diana is the stone in the way and
even in lean years has to be entered
into the figuring. Minnesota plays
Northwestern, and the battle is ex-
pected to be a close one, although
the Gophers are the favorites. Illinois
i1 idle.
Illini Meet Gophers
.If all the teams come through thes
two nights unscathed then the hopes
of each as a co-holder will go much
higher. The final night's play in
the Big Ten will see each of the
three in action. Michigan will meet
Wisconsin and is favored as Wiscon-
sin at present has a firm grip on
ninth place.
Illinois comes up against the tough-
est of the lot when it takes the floor
against Northwestern but the Illini,
too, are odds-on favorites to win.
Minnesota has a cinch. The Gophers
knd Chicago meet, and Chicago has
yet to win a tilt in Conference play.
Hockey Summaries
Michigan Pos. Minnesota
W. Chase .... ...G...... Wilkinson
Simpson ........ D..... R. Carlson
Smith ...... ....D.......... Kroll
Heyliger ........C... . ..... Bjorck
Fabello ........W......... Ganley
Spares: Michigan-Merrill, Cooke,
E. Chase; Minnesota - J. Carlson,
Taft, Baker, Anderson, Randall, Wal
lace, Bresen.
Tom Cunningham, Referee.
First period: Scoring: James (Hey-
liger) 1:34. Penalties: J. Carlson, R.
Second Period: Scoring: Baker, un-
assisted, 3:44; Cooke, unassisted,
4:37. Penalties-Heyliger, Cooke.
Third Period: Scoring: Randall un-
assisted, 5:59; Heyliger, unassisted,
19:49. Penalties, R. Carlson, Arnold.
W. Chase ..............2 9 8-19
Wilkinson .............7 4 4-15
LONDON, Feb. 26.-(A)-Canada
virtually clinched the World Ama-
teur Hockey Championship today by
defeating England 3-0.

Indiana Wrestlers Suffer Only
One Defeat In 36 Dual Meets
By BUD BENJAMIN Bassham, scrappy New Albany sopho-
One defeat in their last 36 dual more, is Thom's usual choice for the
meets and Conference winner five 145-pound assignment.
times in the last six years. Sophomore Forces Veteran
That's the imposing record that In- John Keeler, a sophomore, is giving
diana's powerful wrestlers boast of as John Tatum, seasoned veteran, a
they prepare for their dual meet with rough run for 155-pound supremacy
Michigan at 7:30 p.m., Monday, in with neither having much advantage
the Yost Field House. to date. Chauncey McDaniel, sopho-
The lone defeat administered to more brother of the former Indiana
Coach Billy Thom's charges came Olympic star, has practically elim-
this year when Lehigh, the East's inated allacompetition in the 165-
most powerful mat aggregation whip- pound department.
ped them 26-18 at Bethlehem, Pa. Three men are scrapping for Coach
Michigan has also dropped only one Thom's nod in the 175-pound bracket
decision this year, the same team with Chris Traicoff, a sophomore,
whipping them in January, 23-13. holding the inside track.
Indiana grapplers have been in- No doubt exists as to leadership in
vincible against Western Conference the heavyweight niche. Bob Haak,
opponents in dual competition since 215-pound sophomore from Ham-
Illinois spilled the Hoosier squad of mond, Ind., has already shown high
1930 in a match for the Conference promise of becoming one of the most
championship. capable heavies in the Conference.
Lose Olympic Men Haak, rosy-faced, chunky product of
The outlook at the beginning of the Northern Indiana steel mills, has
.his .opinned every foe he has met to date
this season was not too bright with this season in a decisive manner.
all of Indiana's three members of the
U. S. Olympic team out of harness.
Capable sophomores have filled in BASEBALL PLAYERS REPORT
these vacancies, however, and along All candidates for the baseball
with the returning veterans the team team are requested to report to
has been coming along rapidly all Coach Ray Fisher at Yost Field
year. House immediately. Hitting drills
l will start Monday, March 8.
"Two-Bits" Myers, Big Ten champ, wi__startMnday,_March __.
is a dependable mainstay in the 118-
pound division. Myers whipped Mich- THREE PROS TIED
igan's undefeated Johnny Speicher ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 26.
in the Conference last year, but wee -(AP)-Three top ranking professional
John is a much better wrestler this golfers, Ralph Guldahl, Harry Cooper
year and the bout should be a corker. and Horton Smith, all of Chicago,
Scotty Sefton and Seth Boyd are tied today for first place in the St.
sophomore rivals for the 126-pound Petersburg Open Golf Tournament
slot with Tom Bryce, who wrestles with 72 hole scores of 284. They will
anywhere from 135-pounds to 145, meet in an 18 hole play-off Monday
working at the former weight. Cliff afternoon.

The dickey shirt harks



to late nineteenth
ury days, but now
ys returnings favor
town wear in this
-bosom style. The
goes for the dark
N,: t~i'"


..tQ' ar' ..

Girl Reporter Impressed By Matmen

In this machine age, we
take pride in the hand-
sewn glove, ,.because it is
more individual and really
fashioned to tit. More and
more the trend is toward
gauntlet style.

By BETSEY ANDERSON term, could be called "a honey." Heads
With vague recollections of having arms and legs all tangled up in*
heard such terms as "the airplane .heterogeneous confusion came forth
spin," "half" and "whole nelsons," at intervals at surprizing places. Just
s , 'and "grapevines"us yensiasas I'd be prepared to see an arm
and "grapevies" used by enthusias- shoot out to grab the wrist or waist
tic supporters of wrestling who in- of the wrestler who had the upper-
variably sit in back of me i street- hand at the moment, out would pop
cars, it was with a sense of not know- a head followed by the rest of the
ing quite what to expect, that I at- wrestler and everything would start
tended what was to be my first wrest- al lover again.
ling match Monday afternoon at Yost As Ed Kellman of Michigan and
Field House when Michigan wrest- Gene Porozynski appeared for the
lers engaged Ohio University in a 126-lb. match, the only thing I could
dual meet. think of was, the advertisements of
Having only seen movies of the Charles Atlas and the prepared book-
unusual in wrestling, such as the lets on "You, too, can be a man."
huge hunk of humanity known as Energy Amazes Her
"Man Mountain Dean," and heard all Rex Lardner of Michigan and Paul
the usual jokes about "cauliflower DeTuerk of Ohio in the 145-lb. match
tars," "exaggerated biceps," and seemed to use a tremendous amount
flattened noses," my first reaction to >f energy while in motion, and I was
it all, as the two teams came out on continuously amazed by the way they
the stage was that these couldn't be
thewretles Id ear abut --teywould jump back to a standing posi-
the wrestlers I'd heard about -they tion immediately after going through
were just as clean-cut in appearance several minutes of as complicated
as other people. !aa..i ann i-o -- -~z,;,

their anatomies for several turns
around the mat just to keep from
being "pinned." This especially in-
pressed me during the match between
Harold Nichols of Michigan and Ed
Bijak of Ohio.
One A Tongue Twister
Eranus Sepetowski (!!) proved to
be little more than a tongue twister,
Dick Tasch handling him with ap-
parent ease in the 165-lb match.
Although I felt as if I should lose
my standing as a loyal Michigan
student, I couldn't help cheering for
Hjalmar Olson, the Ohio coach's son
in his match with Lilburn Ochs in
the 175-lb. bout. The Ohio coach
had such a proud smile on his face
while his boy wrestled that my ma-
ternal instincts got the best of me,
;and I burst out in wild cheering,
astounding stands all around me who
frowned discouragingly.

English shirt-makers are
casting heavy votes for this
wide-spaced stripe on shirts
carrying the new, farily long
point lounge collar, worn
without a collar pin. Do not
wear a striped tie with this


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