SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 1939 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
By BUD BENJAMIN
Kiefer In, Flannagan (Gut .. .
D)OLPH KIEFER, famous Olympic backstroke star, will represent the
' University of Texas in the National Collegiate Championships to be
held here, March 24 and 25, but his schoolmate, Ralph Flannagan, couldn't
make the grade.
Twenty-two year old Ralph is still a freshman at the southwestern
institution, and he'll have to wait until his sophomore year before he
e competes. This elevation may occur next year, and it may be pro-
longed for a few decades, depending upon Ralph's academic aptitude
and inclination. Needless to say, the former talent falls far behind his
Kiefer, who holds the accepted world's record in the backstroke, prob-
ably won't even swim in this event. Those in the know claim that the
Chicagoan will confine his activities to the 440 yard swim and the 1500
meter swim, in which he also excels. They point out that Kiefer has long
professed an ambition to compete in the 400 meter free style in the 1940
Olympics. The Texas entries are in, but Matt Mnn can't release them as
he's sworn to secrecy.
DEFENDING champons return in six of the 11 events. A Yande Weghe of
Princeton will be entered in the backstroke; Capt. Dick Hough, who
shattered the world's record in the 100 yard breast-stroke Friday when he
went the distance in :01.2, will be back in his event; Al Patnik of Ohio in
both the high and low diving, and Princeton's medley team of Vande Weghe,
Hough, and Henry Van Oss complete the list.
Kiefer's expected decision to forego backstroke duty removes one of
the best matches of the meet. His duel with Vande Weghe, who set an in-
tercollegiate mark in winning last year, would have been a natural. His
probable absence gives the Princetonian a fairly open shot at another
crown. Hough looks like the class of his event although Ohio State's Johnny
Higgins, an Olympian, may make a battle out of it. The Princeton medley
relay trio, American record holders, set a championship mark in winning
the event last year and should repeat. Texas with Tarleton, Mike Soika,
and Kiefer, if he should take the free style turn, may give the Tigers a
chase as will Ohio's Curly Stanhope, Higgins, and Billy Quayle. Patnik has
only teammate Earl Clarke to worry about, and his job of defending his
titles should be the easiest. 1
INCIDENTALLY, the ticket situation is static. There jist isn't a ducat left
for the finals-unless you know the N.C.A.A. officials who are running
the meet. Saturday night seats were gone two days after they were put on
Final events will be held on both Friday and Saturday of the meet.
Finals of the 1500 meters swim are scheduled for Friday morning. Finals
of the 50-yard sprint, back stroke, 220-yards free style, medley relay,
and low board diving will be held Friday night with trials scheduled for
the afternoon. Finals in all other events, the 100-yards sprint, breast
stroke, 440 yards free style, free style relay, and high board diving will
be held Saturday night, trials in those events in the afternoon.
pICKU1S:-An edit staff tryout, who loves a social consciousness even
in a sports column, writes: "June 28 is the 25th anniversary of the
murder of the Archduke at Sarajevo, a bloody incident which precipitated
the war to end wars. June 28 is also the date of the Tony Galento-Joe Louis
epic, which bids fair to be the war to end all Galentos!" . . . Haw
Incidentally, Caswell Adams of the N'Yawk Herald Trib calls Galento "the
cheerful little beerfulul" or "Orange Bowl" . . . Note to Ray Fisher:-So
many turned out for baseball at Michigan State College that Coach John
Fobs had to cut the squad in two, half working out in the afternoon and
the others at night under the floodlights . . . Howard "Jeep" Mehaffey, not
enrolled in school this semester. reports that his leg operation proved high-
ly successful, and he'll be ready to rip 'em comes September . . . This Me-
haffey guy has enough guts for a small army . . . The New York Athletic
Club is entering a pretty fair free style relay team in the A.A.U.'s at Colum-
bus, March 30 to April 1 . . . Bill Kendall, Charley Hutter, Walt Spence, and
Peter Fick are the quartet who will do the paddling . . . Spence, nearing
40 years in age, is still a champion . . . Michigan will not enter a team,
but many of the Wolverines are entering unattached or under the colors
of an athletic club . . . Included are freshmen and graduates, chiefly Ed
Kirar who will swim for Chicago's Medina Athletic Club . . . Jack "Who's
He?" Roper, who fights Joe Louis in Los Angeles next month, has a new
training stunt . . . He's climbing mountains to build up his chin . . . Pick
Dehner of Illinois landed a berth on the NEA all-American basketball team,
only Conference cager so honored.
Combs Pinned By Henson
In Semi-Final Match;
Lehigh Places Second
LANCASTER, Pa., Marcn 18.-
(Special to The Daily)-Harold Nch-
ols, sturdy 145 pounder, gave Michi-
gan its only national wrestling cham-
pion tonight by decisioning Vernon
Logan of Oklahoma A. and M. in an
extra period final bout of the N.C.A.A.
Tournament at Franklin and Mar-
shall College. Nichols won the match
in the extra periods ordered by ref-
eree Austin Bishop after neither-man
demonstrated his superiority in the
Taking the defensive in the first
extra period, Nichols switched to a
neutral position and was free of Lo-
gan's hold in a few seconds while he
held his advantage over the Aggie
throughout the second extra period.
Capturing threeindividual titles,
Oklahoma A. and M. tonight clinched
its third straight National Collegiate
Wrestling Championship before a
crowd of 2,000 at Franklin and Mar-
At the conclusion of the individual
title bouts, the Agges boasted 22
points and Lehigh was second with
11. Trailing were Minnesota with
eight points, Illinois and Franklin
and Marshall with seven each, In-
dana with six and Michigan with
The Aggies champons were Joes
McDaniels, who won the bantam-
weight title for the third straight'
year, Capt. Stanley Henson, former
145 pound champion who won the
155 pound crown, and Johnny Har-
Other champions crowned were
Dale Hanson, Minnesota, 128 pounds;
Archie Deutschman, Illinois, 136
pounds; Harold Nichols, Michigan,,
145 pounds; Henry Matthes, Lehigh,i
165 pounds, and Chris Traicoff, In-
In semi-finals today Henson, twice
national 145-pound titlist, pinned Bill}
Combs of Michigan in 5:38.
Buckeyes Score Victory
PHILADELPHIA, March 18.-(YP)-
Ohio State's fast-breaking Big Ten
Champions swept to an easy 53 to
36 victory over Villanova tonight to,
win the Eastern Championship in!
the National Collegiate A.A. basket- !
Led by Jimmy Hull, who tossed in
28 points, the Buckeyes took the lead
at the start and were never in danger.
Wins 145-Pound Title I A-1... r /rrre
SARASOTA, Fla., March 18. - (/P) their heavy bats today to blast out
-Jim Bagby held the hard-hitting a 9-6 exhibition triumph over the
Cincinnati Reds to one run in the Pittsburgh Pirates.
five innings he pitched today as the Buc mound aces Jim Tobin and
Boston Red Sox came from behind Russ Bauers were shelled for three
to win 5 to 4. ciircuit clouts by Joe Marty, Steve
Two other Red Sox "Jims," aided Mesner and Phil Cavarretta. Marty's
blow with two on topped a five-run
the cause, Foxx by driving out a triple rally in the opening frame.
and a single that scored runners, and Maurice Van Robays, Pirate re-
Tabor by starting a great double play cruit outfielder, made his debut
that halted a potential Reds rally, against major league opposition by
firing a line drive into the center
LOS ANGELES, Cal.,, March 18.- 1 field stands when he hit for Bauers
(A-")-The Chicao_ Cubs unlimbered in the seventh.
Capt. Harold Nichols of the Wol-
verine wrestling squad finally at-
tained his goal last night in Lancas-
ter, Pa., when he, for the first time
in his career, annexed a national
roes To Jackson
Capturing five :,f the nine events,
Jackson High School retained its
State Class A Swimming Champion-
ship with a total of 49 points. Ford-
son barely captured second place
with 30 points to Battle Creek's 29.
Monroe ended up fourth' with 20
points; Ann Arbor fifth with 17;
Lansing Eastern, 11; Mt. Clemens,
7; River Rouge, 2; and Grosse Point 1.
Two records fell during the meet.
Jackson's crack medley relay team
broke the record it had set in the
afternoon's trials by covering the dis-
tance in 1 minute, 25.6 seconds.
Morse, of Battle Creek,.broke his
own 220 yard record in the after-
noon, swimming the distance in 2:21.
A powerhouse from Ypsilanti Cen-
tral ran away with the Class B meet,
rolling up 86 points, to lead their
nearest rival, University High, by 49
points. Ypsilanti Roosevelt was third
with 23 points, followed by Trenton
with 22. Three new records were
established when Bill O'Neall, of Cen-
tral, swam the 50-yard free style in.
:34.7 seconds, Jim La Fontain swam
the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:10,
and Walton, of Central, swam the
100-yard backstroke in 1:07.8.
BIG TEN TRACK
Iowa 43, Minnesota 38.
Iowa 46; Northwestern 38.
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Toronto 2; New York Rangers 1.
302 S. State St.
"PIG IN A POKE"
MARCH 23, 24, 25, at 8:30 p.m.
TICKETS ON RESERVE