THE MICHIGAN DAILY
To Z6 Mermen
By IRVIN LISAGO'
A 4lll s l1
Kirar-And A Success Storyt. . .
Numerals Given To Eleven4
.oAAU. SOME PEOPLE have greatness thrust upon them, 'tis true, but many'
Frosh; National A' ' ' others achieve it-with deliberate intent ...
Meet To End Season Three "years ago a husky, blond lad loitered about Matt Mann's desk
in the I-M building, seeking a moment's conference with Michigap's swim-
Following Michigan's retainment of ming coach. When Matt had finished the business at hand, 1ie turned
the National Collegiate swimming to face his visitor.j
crown last week, 16 Wolverines were "You remember me!" the stalwart youth began, expectantly.
announced Varsity award winners l Raking his memory with a furrowed brow, Matt slowly shook his head,
yesterday by Coach Matt Mann. gruffly replied, "Nope, I don't believe I do."
Freshmen numerals will be awarded "Well, my name is Ed Kirar," the boy quietly stated. "I met you
to 11 of the yearling squad. C-wn at the Big Ten meet last year, and I wrote you a letter a short
Five on the list will end their time ago about enrolling at Michigan. Here I am."
swimming career for Michigan as this Whereupon Matt finally recalled the Wisconsin sprinter who had
chased Charlie Flachnan, Illinois' star, to the wire for a hair-line
Cat. ed irar Kenosha Wis.; Bake second in the 50-yard event. With customary good grace, the Wol-
L. Brya Ar J Wverine mentor welcomed the newcomer, but promptly forgot his name.
L.Bryant, , Ann Arbor; J. Wallis
Creighton, Jr., Hastings, Nebr.; Harry "He asked my name on several different occasions after that," Ed mused.
A. Rieke, Jr., Chicago; and' Hanley "Sometimes I think he did it purposely, to keep his freshman down to their
W. -Staley, Tonawanda, N.Y. normal proportions. Anyhow, I've never forgotten that first .encounter."
Other Award Winners But why would a fellow suddenly transfer from Wisconsin to Michigan
Other award winners include the without knowing his new coach? That isn't the usual procedure.
following: Hal Benham, Jr.. '40, In-
iol I Bd.;hWilliam, H. Farns- "I've always wanted to become a good swimmer," Ed continued,
worth, '39, Buffalo. N.Y.;. Adolph "but I wasn't getting very far at Wisconsin. No matter how hard I tried
Ferstenfeld, '39. Des Moines, Ia.; John to improve my stroke, I couldn't. I lacked the proper criticism, for one
Haigh, '40E, Chicago; Captain-elect thing. Instead of improving, I found myself getting steadily worse.
Thomas G. Haynie, '39, Detroit; Da- When my roommate, who was also a swimmer, and another fellow
vid Holmes. '39Ed., Detroit; Edward and I went to the Big Ten meet, without the coach, I watched Michigan
Hutchens, '40, Milwaukee, Wis.; Ed- swimmers and was impressed by them. It was that roonunate who
ward E. Mack, Jr.. '40, Glencoe, Ill.; put the bug in my ear about going to Michigan, if I really wanted to
Robert F. Sauer, '39, Jackson; Walde- get anywhere as a swimmer. At his suggestion, I wrote Matt-and
mar Tomski, '39, Detroit; and Jack eventually came here.'
Wolin, '40, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
The eleven freshmen letter winners The rest is legend. Matt Mann corrected Kirar's style, applied the
for the 1937-38 season include: coaching psychology which elevated him to an ambitious height. To repeat
Charles L. Barker, Tampa, Fla.I Wil- a stirring story, Ed defeated Charley Hutter at Rutgers last week to annex
liam F. Beebe, Wilmette, Ill.; Arthur firsts in the 50 and 100 and to anchor the free style relay-feats which gave
G. Ebeling, Jr., Chicago; Robert Michigan another National swimming title. And somehow, while talking
Gabriel, Detroit; Williami F. Holmes, tto him, you get the feeling that he's known all along just where he was
Detroit: Thomas P. O'Neill. Detroit; going, just what he's wanted. Not because of any immodesty, either. For
Ralph P. Pyszynski. Milwaukee, Wis.; the big fellow is a study in reserve and self-effacement. His was a pre-
J. Blake Thaxter, Brookline, . Mass.; meditated success, to be sure, but it takes considerable plumbing to find
James E. Walsh, Rockford, Ill.; James!that out. And his path was not strewn with plush carpets and hyacinths.
Wilkinson, Park Ridge, Ill.; and Sig- .
mund V. Wroblewski, N.Y. Last August, Ed was taking a pleasure jaunt in Lake Beulah, Wis.,
Conclude Hectic Season with his entire family, when the Chris Craft suddenly exploded,'
Both the Varasity and freshmen na- leaving his family with only minor burns, while he was so badly seared
tators will conclude their activities that doctors feared for his life. Fron head to foot, his skin was burned,
for this year's season with the Na- off. Bandaging was impossible, so treatment consisted of applying
tional A.A.U. meet to be held this unguentine and placing him between two sheets. He laid motionless
week-end in Columbus, Oh'io. for two weeks, wondering whether he'd ever be able to swim again.
The Wolverines retained their Na- Judging by his recent successes, one would surmise that he made a
tional Collegiate title, lost their Big
Ten championship to Ohio State's] courageous comeback in the face of such odds, that no ill effects remained.
star aquatic cast and will meet the But Ed thinks otherwise.'
nation's most outstanding stars to de- "The explosion came just when I had gotten back from Matt's camp
cide their final status at the Colum- last summer. At the tinye I was in wonderful shape and honestly felt I could
bus meet. do the 100 in 51 seconds this year. . But the accident must have taken too
Ending one of the most hectic much out of me. I'm tired for several days now, after a meet." Ed's best
swimming seasons they have yet gone time has been 52-flat, achieved in the anchor leg of the National Collegiate
through, the Wolverines came up on relay.
,top with only two defeats in their Son of a Kenosha, Wis., inn and tavern keeper, Ed hadn't seen much of
dual meet record.! both losses handed' the world until reaching Michigan. "And .then, smiled the Wolverine cap-
them by the Scarlet Scourge of O.S.U. tairi, "I really began to travel." His brother, Bill, is also a good swimmer,
Phi Delts Top
Psi U. Drops To Second
After Track Meet
. Gaining 100 points by taking first
in the indoor track meet last week,
Phi Delta Theta jumped back into
first place in the I-M interfraternity
standing, raising its season's total to
This marks the fifth sport that the
Phi Delts have won this year. Previous
to the indoor track, they had taken
top honors in speedball, outdoor track,
wrestling, and the indoor relays.
Psi Upsilon who stepped into first
place for a short time last week is
back in second now. Although the
Psi U's have not won top honors in a,
single sport so far this season, consis-
tent efforts in every department have
kept them fighting for the lead in the
standings. They now have a total
of 1027 .points.
Chi Psi, defending champion, by
taking second in the track meet last
week and gaining 95 points through
its efforts firmly implanted itself in
third place with a total of 991 points.
Theta Xi has held onto fourth
place amassing 927 points so far this
year. Alpha Tau Omega, in fifth po-
sition, has a total of 868 points. Not
far behind is Kappa Nu who has
scored 857 points to hold sixth place
in the standings.
In seventh and eighth positions are
Lambda Chi Alpha with 817 points
and Delta Upsilon with a total of 681.
Sore Arms, Training Camp's
Curse, Also HitMichigan Nine
By BUD BENJAMIN any of his weight behind his pitches.
The sore arm season is in full swing. He couldn't put any pressure on that
It's the baseball player's perennial injured toe, and thus had to use a
nemesis, the most unsavory ailment "full arm" deiivery with little body
that the diamond artists face. motion. The result: Dean, a sore
Especially prevalent and dangerous arm victim, won one game after July
is the ailing pitching wing. Infield- 4.
ers and outfielders may conceivably The other half of the Dean clan,
play with a minor arm malady, but Paul, injured his arm in 1936 and is
when the hurlers begin to feel that still unable to regain his stuff. Medics
Sold ache in their pitching members, claim that Paul's only hope is rest,
it's a danger sign-often curtains, which is a discouraging note--espe-
Michigan Feels It cially to the Cardinal bosses.
Take Michigan, for example. In-
evitably at this time of year the
plague begins. Many of the ailments
aren't serious and can be cured by
the various treatments which are ap- Save -D6
plied. Others are chronic and write
finis to the players' careers.
This year has been no exception as
far as the Wolverines are concerned.
To date, Dan Smick, Burt Smith,
Russ Dobson, Pete Lisagor, Earl
Smith ,Ed Andronik, Walter Peck-
inpaugh, Leo Beebe, and Don Brewer
have been hit the hardest. Some of
them have since found a cure; others
are still suffering. . Virtually every
member of the squad has incurred the
minor sore arm, neither serious nor SPEC I AL LOW V
out of the ordinary.
Sore arm causes briefly are: (1)
cold weather; (2) insufficient warm-
up; (3) overwork; (4) snap throws; New York ,
(5) bearing down too hard or trying
to get a greater curve on the all. Kansas City . .
Shoulder Injuries Worst
The injury may be immediately felt B-u-ffao . .
or may develop gradually. Often a c"hiCog'
throw will result in a snap or sharp Cica-o-.-+-. -
twinge of the )shoulder-the most
feared and difficult to cure of all arm Albany . " . . ..
injuries. The other type grows onRoChester
the player, each pitch causing in- . . .
creasing pain.' This variety is usually
felt in the elbow and is not as ser-Roston . .
ious as the shoulder ache.
Treatment varies according to the On special buses leaving Mi(
type of injury. The heat lamp is TICKETS - RI
Probably the most popular of the
doctoring agents. Michigan's train-
ing room also uses a short wave set,
which produces an electrical current M IC H IGA N U N'0 '
that provides a penetrating rather
than a superficial heat. Phone
Massage is used in some cases, espe-
cially in adhesions which'* can be _
rubbed out. Occasionally a hurler is
allowed to work out a sore arm by
warm-up pitching, fast balls and
curves naturally being barred.
The Dean Case
Dizzy Dean, famous St. Louis Car-H ead u
dinal pitcher, presents an interesting
sore arm case study. In last year's
all-star game, Dean was hit on the Iiotograp1
toe by a smashing line drive off the
bat of Earl Averill. The injury crip-
pled Dean and he was unable to pitch
again for two weeks.wC
When le started to hurl again,
Dean claims he was unable to get g
ern, and you know how it is."
Kirar's crowning ambition is to
swim in the Olympics." He'd
evidently been impressed by the
He thinks Harvard's Willie
Kendall is a great swimmer, but
that if teammate Tom, Haynie is
in shape when the two meet in
the A.A.U. next week-end, Haynie
will emerge the winner.
Enrolled in the Engineering Col-
lege, "The Moose," as friends affec-
tionately tag him, plans to enter the
sanitation engineering field upon
graduation, provided he can find the
opening. As a last resort only, he'd
He got his biggest kick out of an-
choring the winning relay last week.]
He's come a long way from Kenosha!
high school days. He's got courage,
viz., transferring schools and coming
back after that explosion. In his
quiet manner, he has accomplished
much as a great swimmer. More as a
NEW ORLEANS, April 2.-IP)-
Paced by Tommy Henrich's slugging,
the New York Yankees belted the
New Orleans Southern Association
Pelicans, 12 to 1, today.
Golf Heam To Face
On Southern Trip
used to beat hint in high school. He does an occasional stint noW, but---
let Ed tell about it-"he isn't in the best of shape. He helps Dad in the tav-
Br ihten up your home...
Four lettermen will be included in
the 10-man golf squad that will make
the Southern trip, Ray Courtr-ght,
Varsity Golf Coach, announced yes-'
The team. which meets the Univer-
sity of Kentucky on April 9 in its first
match of the season, will leave Ann
Arbor next Friday at 1 a.m. Making
the trip will be lettermen Al Kar-
pinski, captain of the team, Bill Bar-
clay, semi-finalists in last year's in-
tercollegiate golf tournament, Bill
Warren, Bill Yearnd and squad mem
bers Bob Palmer, Jim Loar, Lynn
Reiss, Ken Johnson, Fred Schwarze
and Tom Tussing.
The team will meet seven oppon-
ents during the trip. After the Ken-
tucky match, the squad will face the
University of Ten nessee, Clemson
College, the University of Georgia,
Vanderbilt University, the University
of Cincinnati. and will wind up
against a conference opponent. Ohio
Coach Courtright added that the
six remaining, squad members who,
will not make the trip have good
chances of breaking into the regular
line-up when the squad returns from
its southern swing later this month.
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