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MARCH 12, 1939


Wolverine Track Team Captuses Sixth Straight Indoo

r Title

Cinder Squad
Retams Crown
By Big Margin
Michigan Scores In Nine
Of Ten Events To Gaiii
Overwhelming Victory
(Continued from Page 1)
while three others were dethroned.
Walter Mehl lost his two mile crown,
John Davenport his sprint title, and
Carl Teufel of Iowa the 440 cham-
Gedeon, extended at the finish by
the determined bids of Purdue's
Steve Gutting, who led going over the
final hurdle, and Ed Smith of Wis-
consin, sailed home in :08.6. Stan
Kelley trailed the three leaders to
cop fourth place.
Mehl's defeat in the two-mile,
which went to Ohio State's Jim
Whittaker, was obviously due to his
hard tumble in the mile, one hour
previously. The Wisconsin star won
by an eyelash over Indiana's Mel
Trutt with Ralph Schwarzkopf,
sprinting up from a tail end position,
in 'third and Karl Wisner fifth. The
time, 4:16.3 was far off Chuck Fen-
ske's imark of 4:11.1 set last year.
The two-mile between Mehl and
Schwarzkopf failed to materialize
as Whittaker won in the mediocre
time of 9:26.6. Besides fatigue,
Schwarzkopf suffered an attack of
stomach cramps and had to drop out
with two laps remaining, but still
Michigan lost no ground.
Plucky Brad Heyl, out of the mon-
ey most of the time this season,
passed his faltering team mate, and
almost overtook Mehl, the favorite,
who had to sprint the last lap to
insure second place. Heyl coasted in
a surprise third to add three more
points to the Wolverine's mounting
In the 60 yard dash, defending title
holder Davenport was far back in
fifth place as Northwestern's chunky
sophomore, Myron Piker just edged
out Alan Smith of Michigan, a chal-
lenger. Smith, who finished third in
the 1937 Indoor meet was out last
season with illness but came storm-
ing back tonight to push the favorite
Piker to an :06.2 performance.
Tuefel relinquished his quarter mile
title to _a game Harley Howells of
Ohio State, who shook off a foot in-
jury incurred when he collided with
Breidenbach in last night's prelim-
inaries, to win in the good time of
:49.4. Ross Faulkne' was jostled back
on the third turn and had to put on
a desperate last lap to finish in
fourth place.
BesidesaHeyl and Smith, two other
Wolverine entries contributed un-
expected points. In the 880 senior
Harold Davidson ran an inspired race
to finish three yards behind Art
Bodeau of Purdue, the favorite, who
won in 1:55.3. Davidson moved into
first place during the third lap, but
lost out in the final drive in one of
the best performances of his career.
Dye Hogan, boxed in the rear all
the way, was never a factor but little
Tommie Jester duplicated his per-
formance of last year by slipping in
The other unheralded Wolverine to
help make Hoyt's final indoor meet
complete success was sophomore Don
Canham in the high jump. With Wes
Allen limited to a tie for third by his
injured knee, and Watson from his
top jumping form, Canham leaped
six feet three inches to finish an inch
behind Bob Biefenthaler of Illinois,
the winner.

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Tie For Second As Indiana W insChampionship

Aids Michigan


Hoosiers' Mat
Team Regains
Big Ten Title


Nichols Captures
Individual Crown

Ross Faulkner added to the point
total of the victorious Wolverine
track squad by capturing fourth in
the 440 yard event, and ran as
anchor man on the record break-
ing mile relay squad.
One Mile Run: Mehl, Wisconsin;
Trutt, Indiana; Schwarzkopf, Michi-
gan; Holderman, Purdue; Wisner,
Michigan. Time, 4:16.3
60 yard dash: Piker, Northwestern;
Smith, Michigan; Allen, Indiana;
Kauffman, Wisconsin; Davenport,
Chicago. Time, :06.2.
440 yard run: Howells, Ohio State;
Teufel, Iowa; Cochran, Indiana;
Faulkner, Michigan; Sulzman, Ohio
State. Time, :49.4.
70 yard high hurdles: Geodeon,
Michigan; Gutting, Purdue; Smith,
Wisconsin; Kelley, Michigan; Wasem,
Chicago. Time, :08.6.
Two mile run: Whittaker, Ohio
State; Mehl, Wisconsin; Heyl, Michi-
gan; Liljgren, Minnesota; Williams,
Ohio State. Time, 9:26.4.
880 yard run: Bodeau, Purdue;
Devidson, Michigan; Hoke, Indiana;
Eisenhart, Ohio State; Jester, Michi-
gan. Time, 1:55.3.
Shot put: Watson, Michigan; Har-
ris, Indiana; Rendleman, Chicago;
Malisch, Wisconsin; Silkey, Minne-
sota. Distance 51 feet 8% inches.
New Western Conference Indoor
Record. Old record, 50 feet 4% inches,
by Watson in 1937.
Pole vault: Padway, Wisconsin;
Thistiewaite, Northwestern; Cassels,
Chicago; tied for fourth and fifth,
Davidson, Chicago, Roberts, Iowa and
Gardner, Wisconsin. Height, 14 feet
1% inches. New Western Conference
Indoor Record. Old record, 13 feet
10 inches, by Lenington, Illinois, in
High jump: Diefenthaler, Illinois;
Canham, Michigan; tied for third and
fourth, Allen, Michigan and Best,
Wisconsin; tied for fifth, Ray, Chica-
go and Smith, Wisconsin. Height, 6
feet 4 inches.
One mile relay: Michigan (Balyeat,
Breidenbach, Hayes, Faulkner); Ohio
State; Indiana; Iowa; Illinois. Time,

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bout in his bitter rivalry with Don
Nichols, and thus reversed last year's
decision when he was forced to be
content with the second spot. Both
men were wary but, in spite of this,
it developed into the roughest match
of the afternoon. Traicoff had a
slight edge in aggressiveness, and he
earned the narrow 3-2 decision.
Capt. Harold Nichols was never
pressed in his match with Jack Mor-
ton of Minnesota and rolled up a
16-2 margin in points. Morton's two
points were the only ones scored on
Nichols in the three matches he had
as he shut out both of his opponnts
in last night's competition.
Bill Combs had little trouble in
his matches today and breezed into
second on the wings of a victory over
C. "Hal" Kemp of Iowa, Jack Peltier
of Ohio State, and Al Janesko of
Mericka Takes Third
Jim Mericka gained only a third
place in the 136 pound class, but he
added four points to the Michigan
total by virtue of his one point for
his individual third place and three
points for the three falls he turned in.
He added pin falls over Purdue's
Linderman, and Iowa's George today
to his victory over Butler of Chica-
go, via the same route last night.
Tom Weidig who gained Michigan
points last night ,by pinning Morris
of Chicago, was eliminated from the
consolation matches today when he
was decisioned by Berkheiser of Pur-
Frank Morgan was likewise elimin-
ated when he lost the referee's deci-
sion to Wes Leverich of Illinois when
arbiter Kaare Krogh levied one of
the strangest verdicts of the tourna-
ment. Leverich had previously been
penalized for stalling and when the
match ended in an 8-8 tie, Krogh de-
cided that the Illinois boy had shown
the "most aggressiveness."
Only one defending champion suc-
ceeded in retaining his title as Archie
Dutchman of Illinois won the 136
pound championship. Joe Roman of
Indiana again placed second.
Dutchman Repeats
Dave Helman of Illinois annexed'
the 121 pound title, winning the deci-
sion over Andy Likovich of Indiana,
5-1, and Pewee Hanson of Minnesota
topped Bob Antonicci of Indiana to
win the 128 pound crown.
Angie Lazarra and Chauncey Mc-
Daniel of Indiana were the other
Hoosiers besides Traicoff to walk off
with championships. Lazarra, who
defeated Michigan's Combs last night.
won an easy 10-5 victory over Jan-
esko of Minnesota, who wound up
third in the tourney. McDaniel, who
whipped Morgan yesterday afternoon,
had an even easier time when he
trounced Minnesota's Hugh Easler
12-2 in a slow bout.
Wilbur Nead of Iowa copped the
Hawkeye's only first place when he
out-tussled George Downes of Ohio
State in the heavyweight scrap. Nead,
who put Jordan out of the finals, ran
up eight points to his opponent's two.
121 pound class: First, Helman, Illi-
nis; second, Livovich, Indiana; third,
Sherman, Iowa.
128 pound class: First, Hanson,
Minnesota; second, Antonacci, Indi-
ana; third, Petri, Illinois.
136 pound class: First, Dutchman,
Illinois; second, Roman, Indiana;
third, Mericka, Michigan.
145 pound class: First, H. Nichols,
Michigan; second, Morton, Minne-
sota; third, Anderson, Wisconsin,
155 pound class: First, Lazarro, In-
diana; second, Combs, Michigan;
third, Janesko, Minnesota.
165 pound class: First, McDaniels,
Indiana; second, Leverich, Illinois;
third, Easler, Minnesota.
175 pound class: First, Traicoff,
Indiana; second, Nichols, Michigan;
third, Bronnan, Illinois.
Heavyweight: First, Nead, Iowa;
second, Jorda-n, Michigan; third,

Downes, Ohio State.
4 I

Next Year's liyockey Prospects
Depend On Freshman Players
By CHRIS VIZAS rangy, and his height and reach make
"This outfit is one hundred per him an excellent poke checker. In
cent better than last year's freshman addition he is a good stick handler
hockey team, and next year's hopes and boasts the hardest shot on the
lie in these boys," is the way Coach team, and only needs a little season-
Eddie Lowrey appraises the value ing to become first string varsity
of the 1939 yearling puck squad. material.
Paul Goldsmith, a center, and Bob Collins is about the most aggressive
Collins, a defenseman, whom Low- man on the squad, and is spending
rey calls his "two prize Old maids,' considerable time working on the
are the outstanding performers of the front line to improve his skating.
crew of twelve that has survived the Both Collins and Goldsmith have had
numerous, cuts. Goldsmith is fast and two years of organized hockey. Right
behind these boys is Cliff Dance, d
At A Glane e wing, with three years' experience,
who has shown considerable improve-
In brief, the results on the ment since the beginning of the sea-
Michigan sports front for the son, and shows considerable promise
weekend are as follows: for the future.
Coach Charles Hoyt's last Wol- With the exception of the two
verine track team swept to a lone Canadiens who joined the squad
smashing triumph in the 29th this semester, Ardin Boland, a wing,
annual Western Conference in- and Alex Stanyar, a defenseman, the
door meet with a total of 421/ remainder of the players have had
points. Wisconsin was second little or no experience. Boland has
with 24%, Indiana, 20, Ohio State had six years of team play around
18, Purdue 11, Northwesterii and North Bay, and Stanyar, who is a first
Chicago 9, Iowa 7 and Minesota 3. semester freshman, played four years
The hockey team finished its in the Lower Ottawa Valley League.
season with a 4-3 win of a Paris, Stanyar is about the hardest bddy
Ontario sexted. George Cooke and checker on the team, and the most
Capt. Les Hillberg finished their quiet and unassuming of the lot.
careers by scoring all the Wolver- One of the hardest workers is Fitch
ine scores. Tillotson, a wing, who has never
The wrestlers had to be content played any hockey, but picked up all
with a second place tie in the he knows when he used to sweep off
Conference meet at Chicago. In- the ice for the varsity while attend-
diana copped the title with 27 ing University High. Other wings
points, and Illinois tied the Wol- who have made the grade are Dick
verines at 19 points. Taylor, John Corson, and Chester
At Lafayette, Indiana, the swim- Witters, as well as defensemen Bill
ming team annexed the Big Ten Hurley and Warren King.
swimming crown tallying 73 The team will work out every night
points. Ohio State, was second next week, and Coach Lowrey will
with 24 points. spend ccnsiderable time in correct-
ing the flaws of the individual nlav-

Baker Names
Plans To Start Crot cher,!
Laabs, And Cullenbine
LAKELAND, 1-a., March 11.-(AP)
-More than five weeks remain be-
fore the Detroit Tigers open their
American League schedule against
the Chicago White Sox at Briggs
Stadium but David Delmar Baker,
starting his first full year as leader
of the club, already has a pretty good
idea of the identities of the young
men who wil comprise the starting
Baker indicated today he expects
to open the season with Hank Green-
berg at first base, Charley Gehring-
er at second, Frank Croucher at
shortstop and Frank Higgins at third
and Ervin (Pete) Fox, Chester Laabs
and RoyCullenbine in the outfield.
Rudy York will be the catcher.
A great believer in team-play, Bak-
er is keeping the lineup mentioned
above intact and the players are
working together on what is known
as the "morning shift." The other
athletes are members of the "after-
noon shift."
Thus, the Tigers will have an en-
tirely new left side of the infield.
Croucher, who suffered a broken*
ankle here a year ago, has demon-
straed to he complete satisfaction of
everyone in Lakeland that injury
has not weakened his play. In the
few practices they have been togeth-
er, Croucher has teamed well with




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