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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
By BUD BENJAMIN
''yEEK-END DIARY-Friday: Jammed into wild Bill Reed's sedan at
9:30 a.m., over to Phi Delt Roy Heath's Washtenaw den, and off to
Chicago-track, wrestling, and you-know-what . . . Wild Bill, who claims
he knows every filling station en route,--gas and beer-missed very few
of them, and it was 4:30 p.m. (Chicago time) before he highballed the
freight in front of the spacious Windemere, overlooking Jackson Park and
Lake Michigan in Eddie Kelley's village . . . The Western Conference, its
dignitaries, competitors, and scribes had moved into this staid hotel en
masse, and the lobby was seething with familiar faces . . . Lynn Waldorf,
Harry Stuhldreher, Northwestern's Tug Wilson, Wisconsin's Tom Jones,
Meyer Morton, and E. C. Hayes of Indiana were a few of the celebs who
usually grace these gatherings . . . A room, a bath, a meal, and wrestling.
CHICAGO UNIVERSITY may revile commercialism, sanctify the
simon-pures, and reform the wayward, but Bartlett Gymnasium,
where the wrestlers held their tourney, reminded me of a stop-off post for
the underground railroad . . . The W.P.A. might well expend sone
slum. elearance efforts here . . . Why not move palatial Waterman
Gymnasium to Chi, for compared to that Maroon hole, it is an archi-
tectural dream? . . . To the tourney:-Why did we lose? . . , (1) In-
diana-whose strategy reminded me of that of Chicago's famed hitless
wonders or Michigan's dull punt, p, and p . . . The Hoosiers, whose
boys know the ropes, would grab a lead and then close shop with some
of the most uninteresting, albeit effective, grappling I've ever seen . . .
Anyway Frank Morgan lost a close one to Chauncey McDaniel, Butch
Jordan got bopped by Wilbur Nead in the last 28 seconds, and so did
Tom Weidig and Bill Combs . . . Jim Mericka, who pinned every op-
ponent but one during the tourney, lost his lone bout to Joe Roman, an
orange-headed gent who kept away from James after going to a lead
. . . Felt sorry for Don Nichols after his defeat by Chris Traioff, a
rough brother . . . Nick took it though despite the fact that he had
pointed for the guy since December . . . Don seemed unduly conserva-
tive to me .. . (2) Kaare Krogh, not a contralto, but a referee, who got
a mad-on when someone on the Wolverine bench called him Falstaff
and proceeded to issue the strangest decisions since Long Count Dave
Barry's classic . . . In the Mericka-Roman, Morgan-Leverich bouts,
Mr. Krogh should have been dressed in a black hat, a mask, and a black
coat with a stilleto holster adding charm . . . The Keen clan, Mr. and
Mrs., were in a fry-but their vocal vituperation only infuriated the
miniature Jesse James . . . Glad Capt. Harold Nichols finally achieved
his treasured aim-a Conference crown.
Back to the hotel to write the story, try to beat a deadline, and receive
phone calls from Chase Sanderson with the results . . . The Postal Tele-
graph messenger who had to be fed assorted brews to keep him in the room
while I pounded out the story . . . And so, at 12:30 a.m., to a few night-
spots, talking shop with brother scribes, and to bed.
QATURDAY-Downtown on the I.C. in 12 minutes and those sordid
faces aboard . . . Worried faces, pinched faces, hungry faces all
hurrying-but where? . . . Walking down Wabash Street and wonder-
ing how many cars crack into those pillars which support the El tracks
above . . Michigan Avenue and the smart shops, shifting scenes-the
squalor, the splendor, the crashing symphony of sound of the big city.
THE HOTEL again, and a few random chats. . . Fielding H. Yost's back
from Florida: "21 meetings this trip, and none of them scheduled"-..
E. C. Hayes, Indiana coach: "Don Lash is now a member of the Indiana
State Police . . . He practices with us from 5:30 to 6 every night . . . Sure
is serious about his work . . First week out he pinched a faculty member
for speeding and hauled him in." . . . Campbell Dickson, end coach: "New
Mexico has one bad winter every 10 years, and .this one was it" . . . Tug
Wilson: "Northwestern should have a better than average football team
this year" . . . Ralph Schwarzkopf, about to leave for the Chicago Field
House, to an approaching well-wisher: "Yeh, I know. Give 'em hell, Ralph"
Butch Jordan: "Say, this Kitty Davis' sounds like a nice place but
ain't it expnsivq . . . An old lady who lives permanently at the hotel:
"Don't these visiting boys wear the prettiest sweaters."
* * *
THE TRACK meet with Chicago's ambitious band blowing lusty notes
too close to my ear. . Fritz Crisler, dressed smartly in blue, oan-
Ing me his pencil . . . John Shommer, whose refereeing I have neer
appreciated, yelling: "Throw those Michigan bums in the alley" . . '
The Associated Press' Earl Hilligan wearing a Michigan Union button
and commenting that he had the right horse for once . .. He graduated
in 1929 . . . All lights out, the national anthem, and the flag raising
... Impressive! . . . Milt Padway, who looks too big for a pole vaulter,
knocking off the bar with his arm at record-breaking 14 feet 6 inches
Ken Doherty clocking Breidenbach in :49.3 in his relay quarter and
saying it might be :49.1 . . . A timer catching Harley Howells in :47.9 in
his anchor lap which almost nipped Ross Faulkner . . . Schwarzkopf
pushing Heyl in the back before dropping out due to stomach cramps
. . . Bill Watson's 52 feet 2 inches in the shot-but fouling .,.
Elmer Gedeon's desperate lunge which nipped Steve Gutting in the
hurdles . . . Charley Hoyt's "I'm proud of every one. of them," enunci-
ated a bit wistfully. . . Yost's elation when the swimming results came
in . . . A Michigan heritage repeated as the unheralded come through
-Don Canham, Harold Davidson, Al Smith, and Heyl . . . Stan Kelley
and a girl!
* * * ,
QUNDAY-Kelley, minus the girl, joins the homeward brigade . . . Balmy
Chicago weather, rain, and then the beautiful ice . . Telephone poles
down near Jackson . . . The same filling stations . . . Heath and Kelley
competing with witticisms . . . And both scoring . . . Home at 1:30 a.m.
and wondering why.
Aids Wolverine Cause
Go To Nationals
Seek Intercollegiate Titles
Against Nations Best
The Varsity wrestlers are still at it.
Right on the heels of the Big Ten
meet in which the Wolverines lost
their title to the Indiana Hoosiers
five members of Coach Cliff Keen's
squad will be gunning for higher
honors when they journey to Frank-
lin and Marshall College in Pennsyl-
vania to take part in the National In-
tercollegiate wrestling championships
The Michigan representatives at
the Nationals will be Capt. Harold
Nichols, undefeated 145-pounder who
won seven straight dual meet matches
and added a Big Ten title; Bill
Coombs, speedy sophomore who cop-
ped a second place at Chicago; Frank
Morgan, veteran 165-pounder; Don
Nichols, who after winning seven
straight during the dual meet sea-
son, was forced to relinquish his 115-
pound Big Ten title to Chris Trai-
coff of Indiana in a hairline 3 to 2
decision; and Forrest "Butch" Jor-
dan, heavyweight who finished sec-
ond to Wilbur Nead of Iowa at the
Big Ten meet.
Morgan, Combs, Don Nichols and
Jordan, irked no end by the peculiar
decisions rendered by the referee
which robbed them of important
points at Chicago, will be out to leave
no room for questions when they enter
the Nationai meet which will run
Friday and Saturday. Most of the
Big Ten clubs and some of the top
teams in the East are entering.
Thompson Is Retained
As Blackhawk Manager
CHICAGO, March 13.-(A1--Paul
Thompson signed today to manage
the Chicago Blackhawks of the Na-
tional Hockey League for the 1939-40
season. Thompson, who has been with
the team eight years as a player,
succeeded William Stewart as man-
ager Jan. 5.
Hoyt Congratulates Track Team
O. Fine Work At Big Ten .feet
By DICK SIERK
"I wish to congratulate the squad
on our great victory Saturday night.
It was one of the finest demonstra-
tions of competitive spirit and team
morale we have ever had. It is use-I
less for me to tell each of you what
it meant to me.
(Signed) Charles B. Hoyt,
With this short but expressive
notice which appeared on the track
bulletin board at the Field House
yesterday Charlie Hoyt paid tribute
to his Wolverines who Saturday night
in Chicago gave Hoyt and Michigan
Sophomore Bill Holmes, one of
the most improved swimmers on
Matt Mann's undefeated team, was
an important factor in the Wolver-
ines' triumph in the Big Ten meet
last weekend. Holmes swam on the
Vinning 400-yard freestyle relay
team, finished third in the 100-
yard free style and fourth in the
I-M Skating Meet
Is Set For Tonight
The All-Campus Skating Meet will
be held tonight from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
in the Coliseum. Six events, from
the 100-yard dash to the two-mile
feature, will be run off and the in-
dividual who scores the most points
will be awarded a gold medal for his
Anyone may enter two events with
the exception of the mile and two-
mile races. Point scores will be 5
for first place, 3 for second, 2 for
third, and 1 for fourth and in addi-
tion to the gold medal, ribbons will
be awarded to second and third place
winners. Entries may be made up
until meet time.,
Taylor Drysdale Again
Breaks Backstroke Mark
Taylor Drysdale, former Michigan
ace swimmer, continued to shatter
national backstroke records, when he
set a new mark in the 110 yard back-
stroke by 1.4 seconds, on Sunday.
Swimming in the 25-yard Miami
Biltmore Pool , Drysdale covered the
distance in 1:06.8. The former record
was held by Adolph Kiefer, of the
University of Texas, who swam the
distance in 1:08.2 in 1936.
a sixth straight Indoor Conference
Final For Charlie
It was more than just a sixth
straight Conference title to Coach
Hoyt, however. Only the day be-
fore it had been announced that
Charlie will relinquish his post as
track coach at Michigan to accept a
similar position at Yale next fall. The
team that made it six straight for
Michigan was his last team in an in-
door Conference meet.
Of three new records established
in the meet Michigan athletes ac-
counted for two of them. Capt. Bill
Watson, in his-last crack at the shot
put record he set as a sophomore,
upped the standard to 51 ft. 8 3/8 in.
and had another effort of 52 ft. 21%
in. nullified when his foot grazed
the top of the shot-put ring and a
foul was called.
The one-mile relay team gainedl
sweet revenge when they beat the
Bucks in record time. Warren Bread-
enbach put the Wolverines out far
enough in front so that the shojving,
pushing, fighting for existence in the
quarter-mile could not be duplicated.
Tough To Double
It was a tough night for those who
tried to "double up." Walter Mehl
won the mile from Mel Trutt but he
didn't have the stuff to come back
and Whittaker of Ohio, only a fair
two-miler, won the longer grind in
the mediocre time of 9:26.4. Ralph
Schwarzkopf also found the two races
too much on top of a cold and a
slightly upset stomach and had to
drop out of the two-mile after three
laps of agony from stomach pains.
Mel Trutt of Indiana found run-
ning the mile had taken its toll and
he couldn't even pull out a place in
the half-mile which he was expected
to win. Dye Hogan, who likewise
didn't place after he was boxed on
the third lap, finished ahead of Trutt.
Karl Wisner, a good two-miler, found
himself unable to continue after a
half-mile of the grind because his.
4:19 mile that gave him a fifth place'
took too much out of him.
Few Tickets Left
For National Meet
Tickets for the Marcn 25 half of
the National Collegiate Swimming
Meet to be held in Ann Arbor have
been all sold but there are a few left
for Friday's events.
Unlike Big Ten meets, firfals in
the events are swum off on both days
and there will be finals in six events
on Friday and five on Saturday. Tic-
kets may be secured at the Athletic
By MEL FINEBERG
It was a happy Michigan team that
celebrated its collective re-coronation
as Big Ten swimming king after Sat-
urday's finals at Rurdue . . . After
the meet the entire team met in one
of the Purdue Union's elaborate ice
cream lounges and drank coca cola
from one of the tall silver cups that
symbolized their crushing victory.
At one point during the meet Ohio
was as happy as Michigan was after
it . . . It was the conclusion of the
first event, the medley relay, which
Ohio won and in which the Wolver-
ines finished third . . . Every Buck-
eye was jumping and shouting .
For the rest of the meet they were
pretty glum and sober as Michigan's
powerhouse monopolized all events.
The class of the field-or rather of
Michigan and Ohio-was amply dem-
onstrated by the fact that six Big
Ten records fell . . . Tomski led the
parade by personally cracking his for-
mer teammate's, Ed Kirar's, 50 and
100 yard free style marks and then
swimming on the record-breaking
400-yard relay . . . The individual
times on the last relay were Ed Hutch-
ens, 55.1, Bill Holmes, .53, Charley
Barker, 52.9, and Tomski, 52.6.
The evening's toughest breaks came
to Barker who bettered two of last
year's Conference marks but didn't
win an individual title . . . He set a
new 150-yard back stroke time of
1:38.1, in the preliminaries but lost
the event and half of his record to
Ohio's Curly Stanhope who whipped
him by a hair in the finals and
equalled the new time . . . Then
Barker took second to Tomski in the
50 and bettered last year's mark of
23.3 by one-tenth of a second . . .
"Good-Time" Charley was just be-
Welsh Nips Haynie
Capt. Tom Haynie's loss to sopho-
more Jimmy Welsh in the 220 was the
only thing that marred the otherwise,
happy evening . . . It was the first
time that Haynie has been beaten in
six events in three final Conference
meets . . . Haynie was the only one
that took the beating as a matter of
course . . . Welsh was sorry, Mr. and
Mrs. Welsh who saw the meet were
sorry, the team and Matt Mann was
sorry . . . Says Welsh "Gosh, I'd like
to be as good as Haynie some day."
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