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If East Met Us-.-.
THAT the National Collegiate swim-
ming title will remain in the
West this year is aptly demonstrat-
ed by the margin which only one
school, Michigan, holds over thec
cream of the eastern swimming crop.
According to the times made inĀ£
Eastern League competition, Michi-
gan could win four out of eight events
if the Wolverines were to meet an
all-star team representing the East-
ern Intercollegiate League. And when
you consider that there will be an
abundance of talent from the other
schools-especially Ohio State and
Texas-you can count the eastern
representatives 'out of the running
with little misgivings.
For evidence you may peruse the
following: j
50-yard dash: The best time
made in this event this year by
eastern swimmers in League com-
petition was 24. attained by Eric
Perryman of Yale. For Michi-
gan, Walt Tomski has done 22.9;
Charley Barker, 23.3; Bill Holmes,
23.8; and Bill Beebe 24 flat.
100-yard dash: Johnny Good of'
Yale leads in this event with a 53.6
performance. For Michigan, Tomski,
52.1; Barker, 52.6 (flying start); Ed
Hutchens, 52.9 (flying start); Capt.
Tom Haynie 53.3; and Holmes 53.5
have all bettered this mark.
440-yard free style : Top east-
erner is Eric Cutler of Harvard;
his time, 4:59.4. For Michigan,
Jim Welsh has done 4:54 and
Haynie, 4:54.5.
150-yard back stroke: The all-East
team would cop this event. Prince-
ton's great Albert Vande Weghe has
a 1:35.7job to his credit while Michi-
gan's, best has been 1 :38.6, whih
both Barker and Beebe have accom-
plished. But before jumping at con-
clusions read on a little further.
200-yard breast-stroke: Top eas-
tern performance of the year-
2:24.5 by Richard Hough, Prince-
ton star. This means another all-
East victory for Michigan's best
is John Haighs 2:27.6. Also wait
before you decide.
Fancy-dive: Russell Greenhood of
Harvard with 408.3 points leads the
eastern divers. Hal Benham has hit
390, but boys, don't forget Mr. Patnik
,and Mr. Clarke, our Ohio friends.
300-yard medley relay: De-
spite the fact that Beebe, Haigh
and Hutchens copped this event
in 2:58.2 in the Yale-Mihigan
dual meet, the Eli's team of John
Brueckel, Edwin Gesner, and Wil-
liam Moonan have a 2:57.9 to
their credit which is one-tenth of
a second better than the Wolver-
ine trio have been able to do this
year. Prineton's trio is the East's
strongest but has not shown, it in
League competition. But .again,
hold tight.
400-yard free-style relay: Michi-
gan takes this one with Holmes, Bar-
ker, Tomski and 'Hutchens having
reeled off the event in 3:34.1 this
year. Best time made in the East to
datde is 3:42.5 by Yale's Eric Perry-
man, Brinton Young, Willis Sanburn
and Ellery Snyder.
NOW here's why you ca't count
these eastern advantages too
seriously. The University of Texas is
entering a team in this National o1-
legiate meet, and two of the probable
entries from way down thar' are a
couple of lads by the name of Adolph

Kiefer and Ralph Flanagan, a. pair
of pretty fair country swimmers.
Flanagan, if he is here, will monopo-
lize the distance events without too
much trouble. Kiefer will nose out
Mr. Vande Weghe in the back-stroke
-so discount that first-and with
Kiefer and Flanagan pairing up with
Mike Sojka, who finished second out-
doors this summer, in the medley,
Yale can forget any delusions of
In fact, if Texas can get those
two champions eligible, the East's
only possible first ,it seems to me,
will be in the breast-stroke where
the brilliant Hough, Ohio's great
Johnny Higgins, and Texas' Soj-
ka will fight it out. Hough in
this book holds a slight edge.
In case you've forgotten, by the
way, Texas is coached by a Michigan.
alumnus, appropriately named Tex
Robertson. And it seems that Mr.
Robertson must have read Dale Car-
negie's "How To Win Friends And
Influence Peope" since his under-
graduate days. He certainly has
rounded up a couple of lulus to repre-
sent his adopted institution.
Meanwhile Matt Mann whispers
that he will win the Big Ten at Lafay-
ette this weekend and in the same
whisper he'll tell you: "That national
meet will be a tough one all the way."
11.1t4AfimA A T-oaiPtt .

Varsity Cagers
Whip Wildcats
To End Season
32-26 Win Leaves Crowd
Unimpressed; Quintet'
Climbs From Cellar ,
(Continued from Page I)
end of the first period, came back
after five minutes of the second half
to finish out. Beebe was knocked
out later when his head cracked the
floor in a scramble for the ball, but
also stayed in the game.-
While Pink was out, reserve Milo
Sukup, stubby guard, inadvertedly
furnished the comedy relief of the
evening. Twice as he was engaged in
making' typical Sukup solo dashes
the length of the floor, Milo's scamp-
ering feet flew out from under him
and both charges he finished on the
seat of his pants.
Sidelights on the Game: "Well, we
won," Coach Oosterbann grinned rue-
fully after the contest. "Their close
defense is tough to get through and
when the- longs aren't dropping ..."
The referee was John Getchell of
"wrong decision" football fame.
Varsity letter winners were an-
nounced after the game. The awards
go to Capt. Leo Beebe, Dearborn; Ed
Thomas, Ishpeming; Charley Pink,
Detroit; Jim Rae, Toledo, O.; Tom
Harmon, Gary, Ind.; Dan Smick, Ha-
zel Park; Milo Sukup, Muskegon
Hgts.; Mike Sofiak, Gary, Ind.; Russ
Dobson, Ann Arbor; and John Nich-
olson, Elkhart, Ind.

Third And Fourth Place Points
To Decide Big Ten Swim Meet

If Matt Mann, Tom Haynie and
the rest of the swimming team
appear to be suddenly affected by
an aggrevated case of estropia (cross

eyes) it's only because they've got one
collective eye on the Big Ten meet
this week-end, and the other on the
National Collegiates in Ann Arbor
two weeks later.
This year, as it was last, the ap-
pellation "Big Ten Meet" is some-
what of a nisnomer. If tradition
could be successfully flaunted, the
meet this week-end would be known1
as the "third Michigan-Ohio State
dual meet" or "why eight Western
Conference teams are somewhat cha-
Teams Evenly Matched
But anomalous as it might appear
at a casual glance, it will be outside
strength that will throw the balance
of power to either the Bucks or the
Wolverines. The dual meets could-
n't decide the superiority between
Ohio and Michigan; the two were
too evenly matched. It will be some
other Big Ten swimmers sneaking in
for a lowly third, fourth of fifth to
snatch a coveted point away from
one of the rivals that will decide the
For Michigan, the white hope
might well be Capt. George Lowe of
Illinois. Lowe can offer material aid
to the Wolverines in the distances by
finishing ahead of Ohio's Bob John-
son in the 220 and in front {of Buck-
eye Elwood Woodling in the quarter.
Lowe, against Northwestern, went the
440 in 4:56 and the furlong in 2:15.5.
Although this was in the 20 yard

son's best.
Of course, Mr. Lowe could carry
a good thing too far by beating either
of Michigan's Tom Haynie or Jimmy
Welsh in one of the distances. Both
Welsh and Haynie have swum faster
than the Illini captain but Lowe, who
finished second behind Haynie in
last year's Big Ten 440 and third be-
hind Haynie and Johnson in the 220,
might whip Welsh in the longer event
or athird Michigan entrant in the

Nunerals Awarded Michigan Sends Entries
To Yearling Cagers The University of Michigan, team
champion of the Butler University In-
Freshman basketball numerals will door Relays the last five years, en-
be awarded, it was announced yester- ered 34Indianapois Mac .ve t e
day by freshmen Coach Ray Fisher, Wolverines first must go to Chicago
to Robert Antle, Saginaw; Roland for the Big'Ten this weekend.
Brandau, Detroit; Carl Bernstein,'
Chicago, Ill.; Wayne Fitzgerald, Kal- BIG TEN BASKETBALL
amazoo; Tom Gamon, Rod Bank, N. Chicago 28, Purdue 26.
J.; Charles Gieson, Superior, Wis. Minnesota 54, Iowa 43.
Others earning the award are
James Grissen, Holand; Bob Hassel- Ellicott City, Mr.; Ray Tritten, Utica,
tine, Bristol, Vt.; Don Holman, De- N. Y.. Werner Wassmandorf; Scotia,
troit; David Nelson, Detroit; Bob N. Y., and Henry Zeller, Orchard
Raddatz, Muskegon: Ray Schneyer, Park, N. Y. '

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Sets World M

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Taylor Drysdale, former University
of Michigan :backstroker, continued
his assault on world back stroke
records when he shattered the 100-
yard record over a 50 meter course,
Sunday at the Miami Biltmore pool
in Coral Gables, Fla.
His time, 1:01.8, shattered the for-
mer record held jointly by Al Van de
'Weghe of Princeton University, and
Adolph Kiefer of the University of
Texas, by 1.2 seconds.



A Happy Endingi

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Northwestern FG
Butherus, f .......2
Melchoir, f .......3
Harman, f'........ 0
Davis, f .........1
Koble, c ..........1
Shepard, c....... 0
Voigts, g......... 2
Vance, g.........0
Currie, g ......... 1
Totals .......10
Michigan FG
Harmon, .......2
Pink, f .......... 1
Sukup, f .........0
Sofiak, f-g .......0
Smick, f .........0
Rae,' c ........... 3
Beebe, g .......... 2
Thomas, g ........ 2
Half time score:
Northwestern 11.


0 0
2 1
0 3
0 0
1 3-
0 0
2 1
1 2
0 3
6 13
2 2
2 1
0 1
0 0
3 3
4 1
1 4
12 12


pool, Lowe's time in the longer
is far better than Woodling's
his 220 is about as good as,


Strength In Sprints
Ohio State will be rooting for Iowa's
Jack O'Mahoney for all they're worth
in the 50- free style. Michigan has
shown three men, Bill Holmes, Char-
ley Barker and Bill Beebe who can
beat Ohio's best in the short sprint.
Add Walt Tomski to this list (he
didn't swim against the Bucks in
either meet) and you have a four-
man entry that spells trouble for
Ohio. O'Mahoney is the only man
who can interrupt the Michigan pa-
rade here-a consummation devoutly
to be wished by Ohio.
Michigan is headed for trouble in
the dive. Ohio has the first two
places assured with Al Patnik, last
year's winner, and Earl Clark. Mich-
igan needs at least a third here with
Northwestern's Tommy Powell offer-
ing the competition to Hal Benham
and Adolf Ferstenfeld.
Outside of these events, it should
be all Ohio State and Michigan. And
if it's Ohio State, Matt Mann's estro-
pia will be replaced by a bad headache.
Frosh Trackmen
Win Telegraphic
Meet From OSU
Keeping right in stride with the
varsity, Michigan's freshman track
team chalked up their first victory
of the season, last Saturday after-
noon, when they defeated the Ohio
State frosh, 57 to 38. It was the first
of a series of three "telegraphic"
meets in which the yearlings will
engage this ,year.
In winning, ken Doherty's charges
won eight first, places and a tie for
first in another out of the 11 events.
Bill Coffman, of Lakewood, Ohio,
turned in the outstanding perform-
ance of the meet, when he ran the
quarter-mile distance in :51.5, tying
the freshman Field House record set
by Stan Birleson in 1934 and tied
last year by Jack Leutritz.
Another noteworthy feat was
Johnny. Kautz' 1:59.2 in the half-
mile, bu't three-tenths of a second
over the present freshman Field House
The Wolverine quartet of Coffman,
Walter Jacobs, Herb Leake, and Hal
Whittemore won the relay race, while
first places were .won by Al Thomas
in the 65-yard low hurdles, Bill Ack-
erman in the one-mile run, Bill Dan-
nacher in the two-mile run, George
Ostroot in the shot-put and Charlie
Decker in the pole-vault. Al Thomas
tied for first in the 60-yard dash.

e pera
eni Ar b or 's F or emaos t Sh o ps
3:30 till 5:30


I-M Sports
In the all-campus winter singles
tennis tournament, Irv Zeiger ad-
vanced to the semi-final round by de-
feating Dick, Knowe, 8-6, 3-6, 6-1.
Two more fraternity teams, Beta
Theta Pi and Psi Upsilon, advanced
to the quarter-finals in the bowling
matches, by beating Tau Kappa
Epsilon, and Alpha Delta Phi respec-
tively. Psi Upsilon won by the score
of 2174 to 2137, and the Betas won by
2148 to 1965.
Sigma Chi has reached the finals
of the basketball playoffs in both
Class "A" and "B". This is the first
time in the history of Intramural
sports at Michigan that a team has
done this.
The all-campus wrestling tryouts
will start soon with the preliminaries
scheduled for March 13, and the
finals on Open House nigtht. Also, all
tho'se interested in boxing on the
night of Open House, March 15,
should report to Coach Lewandowski
at the I-M building immediately.'

Free throws missed cButherus,
Voigts 4, Harman, Vance 2, Mel-
chior 2, Currie, Harmon 2, Pink.
Referee, John Getchell (St. Thom-
as); Umpire, Lyle Clarno (Bradley).
Hoytmen See
Sixth Straight
Indoor Crown
"Michigan," says Qhio State Coach
Larry Snyder, "will be twice as good
as any other team." This opinion,
while somewhat an overstatement of
fact, is true in that Michigan will
enter the Big Ten Indoor meet at Chi-
cago this weekend as the overwhelm-
ing favorite.
From the records of the past five
Indoor Conference meets it may be
seen that casting Michigan in the
favorites' role is not just a ruse on
Mr. Snyder's part but rather the re-
sult of five straight championships
for Hoyt teams and the fact that
Michigan looks every bit as strong as
any one of past victorious Wolverine
teams did before the meet.
Indiana Dethroned
This string of five straight tri-
umphs, unparalled in Big Ten history,
began back in 1934 when the Hoyt-
men dethroned Indiana. /Michigan
made 38 points to the Hoosiers' 33 2/5.
Bill Watson's forerunner as a one-
man track team, Willis Ward, led the
Wolverines to victory that year as he
won the 60-yard dash, 70-yard high
hurdles, and the high-jump. The
only other Michigan victory of the
meet was that of Neree Alix in the
two mile.
In 1935 Michigan clicked for the
greatest winning total turned in by
any team since the Indoor meet was
first held in 1911, when it rolled up
491/2 points to win by 27 over second-
place Ohio State.
Margin Grows Smaller
The following year, the margin
dropped to only 1 /23 points as Michli-
gan nosed out Wisconsin 33 to 31 1/3.
Only Bill Staehle in the two-mile and
the mile relay team gave Michigan
first place awards.
In 1937 the Wolverines upped the
margin of victory with 35 points to
Indiana's second-place total of 28. In
this meet Bill Watson set the Big Ten
shot put record that still stands at 50
Ift 4 3/4 in., Stan Birleson won the
440- and the relay team set a new
Conference record of 3:20.3. Ross


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