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Writers Have Difficulty; Find
'Hoyt Has Ainother Winner' Trite


Eight Natators Head Candidates
For 'Outstanding Swimmer' Title
By DAVID ZEITLIN that whoever gets the award will have
A team title denoting National to establish a new record, or two, be-
swim supremacy will be at stake at - . i a 4.t., - 4t rm

Depite Losses By Death,
Gradiiation, Wedlock - -
Teamiii Is A Winner
For five years now, when spring is
just around the corner and the in-
door track campaign is history, sports
chroniclers peck around on their
typewriters in search of a new lead
for an old story.
Invariably they come out with ap-
proximately the same old saw which
reads: "The Michigan track team
has come through again." Some-
times they vary it with "Charlie Hoyt
has another winner," but it all adds
up to the same thing.
Tiresome Work
This gets a little tiresome for the
boys, especially when their fall prac-
tice stories have indicated slim pick-
ings for the Wolverines. It makes
them feel foolish.
It was even harder to take this
year. At the end of the 1937 season
Charlie Hoyt's mighty track team
rolled up their tents and departed
practically en masse with and with-
out diplomas.
Surely nothing could come of even
the most herculean Hoyt efforts this
year. Another blow hit the track-
sters when Captain-elect Steve Ma-
son lost his last race. What remained
of the Michigan sprinters collapsed
completely when Al Smith took the
vows of holy matrimony.
Just Big Bill
Nothing was left of the 1937
champs but Big Bill Watson, Michi-
gan's versatile shot putter and not
even the "one man track team" could
do the impossible. Michigan would
have to relinquish her titles to an-
other more potent team. Even
Charlie who had seen so many- of
them come and go thought so.
But Charlie hadn't given up hope
altogether. In September things
looked black. In October and No-
vember, blacker still. By November
it was being noised about that Michi.:
gan might win a dual meet or two
at that. In January the news was out
that another conference contender
was practicing in the Field House.
Sophs Look Good
Sophomores were beginning to look
like winners. Rambling R a I p h
Schwarzkopf was coming close to the
Field House record in the two mile.
Wes Allen was bettering six feet in
the high jump by four inches.
Harold Davidson hit top stride in
the mile. Big Bill Watson moved
into the sprints with gratifying re-
sults. The Elmer Gedeon-Stan Kel-
ley hurdle combination came into be-
ing when the former was coman-
deered to strengthen the barrier
Veterans Show
Other veterans were beginning to
show. Doug Hayes suddenly became
a capable quarter miler and Bill Bu-
chanan teamed with sophomore Tom
Jester and Dye Hogan to give the
Wolverines strength in the middle
distances. Jim Kingsley was bet-
tering 13 feet in the pole vault.
Michigan State -came to Ann Arbor
rated as having a chance. They left
crushed in the typical old style Mich-
igan manner. Ohio State was
trounced by an equally convincing
margin. The Illinois Relays, Big
Ten indoor and Butler were mopped
up and "Michigan had come through
Judge Landis
Declares 100
Players Free
BELLAIR, Fla., March 23.-(/P)-
In a sweeping denunciation of the
St. Louis Cardinals system of "work-
ing agreements" with minor league
clubs, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Lan-
dis made free agents today of an

estimated 100 players belonging to six
Midwest teams and fined offending
owners $2,176.
Basis of the entire ruckus was, the
decision discloses, a bit of work that
has been going on between the Car-
dinals and Cedar Rapids for the last
two seasons. Cedar Rapids wasn't
listed as a Card affiliate, yet, says
the Judge, "investigation establishes
beyond doubt or question that the
Cedar Rapids Club and its affiliates
in 1936 and 1937 were merely ad-
juncts to the St. Louis system and
that St. Louis controlled the players'
of two clubs in each of the three
class "D" leagues in 1936 and in each
of four class "D" leagues in 1937.
KcC uViMIuaizes Trouble
Forimtig Olympic Team
Clifford Keen, coach of the Univer-
sity of Michigan wrestling team, said
tonight that the United States will
be "seriously handicapped" in form-
ing a wrestling team for the 19401
Olympics at, Tokio.
"It is manifestly impossible for col-
lege wrestlers to leave their studies
for a month to compete if the Games
are held in late September and early

No. 1

Timber topper

The (;,d ible (tte . . . After Ohio State's beaten us thricej
already? -.
ALWAYS the sucker for a guy who "Ed Hutchens, for the first time,
confidently whispers out of the this year, is in fine shape. And that
side of his mouth, we fell easy prey will make the difference, in my opin-




to our swimming expert yesterday.
He buttonholed us in a class, and with
that unmistakable glint of omnisci-
ence in his left eye, told us: "Well,
I've got it figured. Michigan's going to
cop the Nationals!"
Michigan? Our tone was one
of unveiled doubt, and it seem-
ingly cut him to the quick be-
cause few people have cheek
enough to question his H2o divin-!
ations. Boss or no boss, we had
apparently committed an act of
lese majestic, and our expert felt
duly offended. But we hastilyj
covered our lapse with a weak
laugh and remarked cajolingly,
"Wiy, sure it's Michigan. Who

ion, in that relay. Of course, when
Haynie left here yesterday, he was
slightly under the weather with a
bad cold. Trusting that he's fully re-
covered by meet time, our chances are
plenty bright. Remember, there's
some points for us in the diving,
With that, he buttoned up his coat
and started out. He turned once
and snapped, "I'll write you a letter
about it." And though he didn't add,
"and draw you a picture," we read
the inference in his manner.
Oosterbqn Wins Aguin
the palm for the prize remark of
the week., Assistant Baseball Coach

Rutgers this week-end when Ameri-
ca's top college swim aggregations
tangle in their annual meet, but an-
other title, that of the "Nation's out-
stand college swimmer" will add to
the zest of the individual achieve-
Two years ago when the award was
first made, Jack Kasley, Michigan
breast-stroke ace was the recipient
for his world record-breaking feats
and general all-around dominance
in his division. "Tireless Tom" Hay-
nie, swam off with two middle dis-
tance championships at last year's
meet at Yale, and looked so impres-
sive to the onlooking coaches, who
comprise the selection committee,
that they promptly bestowed the cov-
eted title on him, despite the fact
that he was only a sophomore.
Haynie On Defense
Approximately eight renown na-
tators loom at the present time as
chief candidates for the 1938 honor.
Haynie, returns to retain his title,
and along with him this year will
be another outstanding Michigan
claimant, Ed Kirar. Kirar stated
early this season that he had aspir-
ations for the "outstanding swimmer"
award, and his performances since
then merit serious consideration.
Kirar's chief rival will be Har-
vard's Charles Hutter, powerful sprint
star who will compete in both short
free-style races, Should Hutter beat
Kirar in fast time he may get the

Elmo'r Gedeon, star junior hurd-
icr, was consistently one of Coach
Hoyt's big point winners through-
out the indoor season. He climaxed
his brilliant showing by nabbing a
first in his speciality, the 70 yard
high hurdles, during the recent
Big Ten Meet.
1(1 inoiitl S(Iu'd

Our about-face didn't register with s - , an wa tut ring he bo s in
himas e, tis ime assmedtheOosterbaan was tutoring the boys in
him, as he. this time, assumed the I the fine art of sliding when Paul Niel-
role of skeptic. "Who else," he repeat- sen, infield candidate, came barrel-
ed, with just the proper sneer. "Why, ing in. Nielsen, whose frontispiece
what's the matter with Harvard and is a mass of emotions when he ex-
Ohio State? Yeh, Harvard's the erts himself, had his mouth wide open
Eastern University you must have as he took off.
heard about. And State's the Big Ten .
champion, remember?" I After landing in the pit, Niel-
But we thought he predicted Michi- sen looked up and inqiired of
gan. Bennie, "how was that?"
"Sure I did. And as soon as I His mouth was still open when
hem other leaBs doped out, ennie apologetically replied,
get ae o'm sorry, Niel. but I wasn't
I'll give you a Cdolp Sheet. Ohio s w ,inf'. I was ito bi usslinz~io


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SIate may be 'onquerors in the.,,.title,
M(!S 11(YILMidwest, but the fastern sim- cavisIn the longer races, Bill Kendall,
ters, espeally those Princeton another IHarvard stalwart, comes
me r . havel .ist enough to nie- .lOI' AND )ASHES: Abraham forward to strive for the title. Like
ate the ]lickeyes in the back Lincoln was one of the first baseball Hutter, Kendall, an Olympic star in
111bugs>,gNCtrponlyt didhthBuPryesiinnthe9b6c
and breast stroke, and their div- bugs" ... Not only did the President 1936 as Australia's number one rep-
dcs and relay efforts aren't quite play the game himself in his younger resentative, will offer most trouble
Of all the problems besetting a enough to sustain 'em." days, but during the Civil War, he for a Michigan swimmer, this time
baseball coach or manager, that of!. . often left the White House to watch Haynic being the "victim."
an insufficient pitching staff is prob- But this Charlie flutter of Harvard soldier teams play in their camps s
ably the most distressing. That isn't going to do much to enhance along the Potomac ... We never knew Yale's John Macionis, almost con-
problem, however, is practically non- , our chances in the sprints, where till now that the Big Ten has a rule e's hn Macionis, amoton-
existent on this year's diamond crew. I Kirar and Tomski are tough. And this j prohibiting athletes from being ab- may clinch the award for himself if
Coach Ray Fisher has enough New Zealander. Willie Kendall, is one sent- on trips more than seven days he shatters the existing record in that
hurlers working out to make up a l of the best 220- and 440 men in this during a semester- Saturdays ex- event. As a matter of fact, it appears
whole team of pitchers with a couple country, despite our' Tom Iaynie. cluded . .
of base coaches to boot. WtDianond Oddities: In 1815 a
Included in the mound staff are 1 "iutter's tough, yeh. But so is basel'all team had to score '1G r a etsuh
southpaw Herman Fishman, senior Kirair and iTomski. And Haynie is runs first in order to win a game 11
slow and curve-ball artist, Burt strictly a money boy. When the . . . In 1867 a batsman was al-
Smith, dependable starter for the heat's on,' he sizzles. Ile's just as low 'd the privilege of calling for
1 past two years, and Chuck McHugh, fast as he has to be. Besides, a high or low ball . . . In 1871, TH RILL
who lacks only a good curve. All we've got a good chance of win- the home plate in baseball was
were members of last year's Varsity. ning the 400 free style relay." inade of iron .. A.
Ed Andronick who was a reserve .CHARLIE HOYT
pitcher two years ago has returned */"It's great to coach the track stars,
with a much better curve and a fast H ank IiĀ®hI j\o Is' S#Y 'l alnd we've had plenty of them here-
one that Fisher claims is twice as Tolan, Ward, Stoller, Watson, and
fast as it was then. 7others. Yet my greatest thrills have
John Herring, a lefthander with A if ter N ineteen Years H ard Use come from the kids who weren't
considerable experience on the rc- counted on-the unknowns who came
serve squad, is back and may see ac- through when nobody' expected them
i y IRsVING MUNSON cording to Hank. "There would only to.
Lion on the Varsity. , b 0 r10toest.ewse
Dobson Heads Rookies "Aw, come on, Hank, let me have be 100 or 150 towels to be washedMelikehillWolfe,lrby
.e.Jnaeach day, but now we sometimes have
Among the newcomers are Russ it .ust for toight, pleaded one of a2500"nd Moisio who won surprise
Dobson, Tom Netherton, Bruce Ran- the specimens of brawn and muscle a )foggy'as x"places to give us a Big Ten title
dall, Ralph Bittinger, and Jack Barry. which. represent Michigan in its ath- -kin 1932. Fellows like Cass Kemp
All are right handers with the excep- letic endeavours. Football is the sport which gives who took thirds in the hundred
tion of Randall. "No!" snapped back lan:k for !ank the most work, and hockey lets and 220 in 1933 to again give us
Of this crew Russ Dobson, who is, about he twentieth time, making him oil the easiest "That's because needed points and another title.
also a cager in season, has shown the an effort to be very tough about it. the hockey squad isn't around the harmon Wolfe, Charley Deebach,
most promise thus far. He has a But the athlete persisted as Wol- Seld house and coming in crying for . and most recently John, Town-
better than average fast ball and verin- athletes have been doing for something all the time," says Hank send have done the same thing.
throws a curve that breaks fast and nineteen years, for they all know Hank's dislike for people who arc Jake put the shot 45 feet 8 inches
is hard to hit. that Hank's gruff "no" can usually be always finding something wrong is in the Conference indoor a few
Tom Netherton ne of the hardes gotten around. e pressed by a sign on the outside weeks ago fo take a surprise
workers among the moundsmen als ank's full name is William Henry of his cage. It reads, "kwitcherbell- third and cinch our title. Due to
bids fair to crash the ranks of the HanksfuWllnmisia y Hkn " basketball he'd hardly even prac-
hurersthi seson A oreHatch, but William or any derivation iakin."
start bthing histrolsanth of it, such as "Willie," will immed- Hank is a firm believer in the in- ticed,
t of the training season but he has set- lately arouse his ire. He has been herent honesty of Michigan athletes. "Yes, it's a big thrill to coach the
tied down and has been pitching some zealously guarding and dispensing Although an occasional pair of socks stars. But it's even greatei to see
ood ball in the last two weeks. equipment for Michigan's athletic or a shirt is taken, seldom is anything fellows, that you're not counting on,
Randall, Bittenger and Barry are teams "since the spring before 'Kip' of importance lost or stolen. come through. It's a real surprise,
not to be ruled out at this early date j entered school" as he puts it. Hank doesn't mind if the boys wear a real thrill.
either. All have done creditable work Daughter's A Yankee the socks or shirts themselves, but (Tomorrow-Charley Hoyt's Greatest
in the only practice games thus far. Hank's twelfth wedding anniver- when sorority girls wear U of M socks Laugh)
Schedule Demanls Pitchers sary will be next month. He has an to go skating or practice shirts to play-
Pitchers will be at a premium this !eleven-year old daughter born on St. tennis in, Hank sees red.
year with the heavy schedule the Patrick's day, "But she's a Yankee Served 19 years
Varsity is facing. For example on just like her father," Hank adds. All of Michigan's athletic stars of
the southern trip the squad is forced Hank likes to think over the old the past nineteen years have been -P-C-A
to play eight games with but one days when the equipment room was I equiped by Hank, and he thinks that NEW MICHAELS-STERN
day's rest-six of the games coming emerely a boarded up corner of the they're a great bunch of boys. He
in succession. The rest of the sea- old clubhouse which stood on the only has one criticism to make of SPRING TOPCOATS
son is almost as crowded with never site of the present administration them. To him the athletes of the
more than two-day's lay off between building. Then football was the only last few years aren't as rugged or $30 to $40 values
tilts sport Hank had to take care of, and self-supporting as their predecessors
Also a series of games such as come there sn't much equipment for were. And Hank should know, for$95-$32.50
t the end of the schedule will put that. " he boys used to buy their he's been saying "no" to them and
a heavy burden on the mound staff, own socks for ten cents a pair, and doing his best to be a tough guy
At, that time the Varsity plays Wis- one pair would last all season," ac- for many years. Rmvrsbs. Cats , ie $1C8,50
cousin, Michigan State, CalifornialSee these at o" yu be
and two with Minnesota within six
days. Such a schedule rivals that of surprised at the beauty and
a big league club and will demand a - quality at this low price,
staff well supplied with both starting
and relief hurlers.-s
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