TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1939
-By BUD BENJAMIN -
Coliseum Queries ,.. .
ONE of The Daily sob sisters, who is
compiling data on points of in-
terest around the campus; dropped
down to the Coliseum last week,
posed the following questions, and
received the following answers:
Q. How many miles of piping do
you have here?
A. We have 10z miles under
the ice, but including the radia-
tors and the plumbing there are
about 25 miles.
Q. Why is the ice so grey?
A. It's getting old. We painted
it white at the beginning of the
year, but age will tell.
Q. How has your attendance been?
A. Pretty fair. Nothing like it
used to be. Lady, before the de-
pression those turnstiles were
clicking so fast that we used
them for dynamos to light up the
Meanwhile our feminine scribe
took copious notes and listened at-
tentively. One of the facts that she
did miss and is of interest is this.
The Coliseum temperature machine,
which runs only when the weather
outside is warmer than needed with-
in, ran 820 z/2 hours in 1938. This
year it ran 819% hours, a -difference
of 45 minutes in two years. Who said
our weather was screwy? It's al-
ways that way.
And before I forget I wish the lady
would see this department before
running her story.
NOT ON SPORTS but interesting
enough to pass on: Donal Haines
was reading one of the student's
stories in journalism 108, (magazine
writing) which went something like
Story opens with lady, her hus-
band, and nephew riding to fu-
neral of heroine's father. Strick-
en with grief, her sorrow is ac-
centuated because people believe
that she brought on her father's
death by marrying a man of
whom he disapproved. Doctor's
verdict in the case was heart fail-
ure, and this is directly correlat-
ed with her action in marrying
against her father's will.
She knows this isn't so, that her
late father's objections were slight,
and that he secretly approved of her
husband. She suspects the nephew
of fighting with the father, for rea-
sons which the writer builds up by
character analysis, etc.
They get to the cemetery. The
last rites are said, the body is
being lowered into the grave,
when suddenly the girl's aunt,
sister of the deceased, enters on
the run. She has hurried to the
scene by plane and demands that
the casket be opened. After much
fuss, she finally gets her way.
Leaning over the dead body she
suddenly screams. There is blood
on the pillow. A doctor in the crowd
investigates. Behind the left ear of
the deceased he finds a small bullet
hole. The man had been shot by a
.22 calibre bullet, the ride in the
hearse had opened the wound which
had been partially closed, and thus
the blood. The man had been mur-
dered. The story then fades, the girl
realizing that the brat of a nephew
had done it, etc.
The derision of the class knew
Second Best In Nation
Bill Combs, sophomore, showed
mat fans last weekend in the Na-
t i o n a I Intercollegiate Wrestling
Meet, that he was the second best
155-pound wrestler in the country
by defeating Tom King of Lehigh,
a finalist in the last Olympic try-
outs. Bill had prbviously lost to
Stan Henson of Oklahoma A&M,
voted the outstanding collegiate
wrestler for two years.
no bounds. Ten reasons were
stated why the whole thing was
preposterous, and there were oth-
ers yet to be heard from. When
a body is embalmed the blood is
drained, undertakers don't miss
bullet holes, etc. The whole thing
Haines just smiled. Attached to
the story was a New York Times news
clipping which told of precisely such
a case and had inspired the writer's
PICKUPS: "Since yesterday was the
first day of spring football practice,
it seems fitting to repeat Lynn Wal-
dorf's remark to a scribe at Chicago
a few weeks ago ... You know, they.
are calling Northwestern, "1939's
dream team," and not without some
justification . . . Said Waldorf: "I
wish that people would do me just
one favor. Wait until we START
spring practice before -you concede
us the national title" . .. And spring
football always reminds this corner
of the ancient story about the Big
Ten school which had to turn down
a post-season game because it inter-
fered with their spring drills-Con-
petent baseball observers, who have
watched him play, claim that Leo
Beebe is a better defensive catcher
today than Rudy York of the Tigers,
a Detroit baseball club . . Those
Cincinnati scribes are so hopped up
about the Reds that one of them filed
700 words of story and 500 words of
notes on Sunday's game-and forgot
to give the score.
Scholastically eligible second
semester freshmen interested in
trying out for football manager
are asked to report to Ferry Field
any afternoon this week.
Carl Wheeler, Varsity Mgr.
Track Team Easily Cops
Sixth Straight Butler
Despite some unexpected reverses
at Indianapolis Saturday the Wol-
verine track team finished an unde-
feated indoor season, easily annexing
the team title at' the Butler Relays
for the sixth straight time.
The upsets found Big Ten hurdles
champ Elmer Gedeon bowing in both
the high and low stick events, and
Michigan relay teams failing to win
more than one of the four university
events on the card. Team balance,
however, brought the Wolverines
home far in front with 46 points,
more than 20 points ahead of the
Gedeons reversal of form enabled
him to salvage only a third place in
the 60-yard highs behind Ed Smith
of Wisconsin and Steve Gutting of
Purdue, both of whom he bested a
week ago at Chicago.
Kelley Takes Second
Stan Kelley finished second in the
low hurdles and only the refusal of
the judges to reverse their previous
decision kept the Irishman from
successfully celebrating St. Patrick's
day a few hours late. Masoner of
Kansas received thejudges' nod at
the finish of the race but "photo '
finish" pictures showed Kelley to
have nosed out Masoner. The judges
remained adamant, however, and
Kelley had to be content with second
Bill Watson's wins in the shot-put
and broad jump, Al Smith's second
behind Wilbur Greer in the 60-, and
Don Canham's tie for second in the
high jump with his best effort of the
year at 6 ft. 4 in. gave the Wolverines
more than their share of points in
the individual events.
Break 4-Mile Record
Michigan's four-mile relay team of
Ed Barrett, Karl Wisner, Ralph
Schwarzkopf, and Brad Heyl gave
Charlie Hoyt's team its lone relay
first place. The time of 17:55.6
established a new Relays record, low-
ering that of Indiana set last year.
Barrett's 4:25 was the best Michigan
An unusual occurence shoved the
two-mile team back into third-place
rather than the second place they
earned. Hod Davidson, running the
anchor leg for the Hoytmen, found
that two times two isn't four in In-
dianapolis and he was forced to run
an extra lap after spending himself
in a great last lap (or what he
thought was the last lap) duel with
Mel Trutt of Indiana. Because some
official became confused anextra lap
was required of everyone and while
Trutt was able to withstand the
challenge of Bodeau of Purdue, Da-
vidson missed out in the killing fifth
lap of the four lap anchor leg and
Michigan ended up in third behind
Indiana and Purdue.
The one-mile relay team ran a
good race and again conquered Ohio
State's quartet but Pittsburgh with
its greatrJohntWoodruff runningwthe
anchor leg, came home first, closely
followed by the Wolverines. The
medley relay team likewise finished
second, Ralph Schwarzkopf's final
4:15 mile being not quite good enough
May Be At Third Base
After two years at second base,
Pete Lisagor may be transferred to
third to permit Bill Steppon, hard-
hitting sophomore, to enter the
starting lineup. Pete, a senior from
ChicIgo, batted .321 last year and
tvas one of the steadiest defensive
links in the Michigan infield.
New Mentor Is Former
PITTSBURGH, March 20.-(iP)-
The University of Pittsburgh's trus-
tees tonight named Charles W. Bows-
er, an honor student and quarter-
back at the institution from 1920 to
1923, to succeed Dr. John Bain
(Jock) Sutherland as football coach.
The Board also acceded to a re-
quest to Chancellor John G. Bow-'
man to appoint a committee to study
the "entire situation" at the Univer-
sity in "all its phases" and report to
[the Board as soon as possible.
Sutherland in resigning criticized
the school's administration, as did
Don F. Saunders, executive secretary,
of the general alumni association,
who announced his resignation to-
Named to the investigating com-
mittee were A. E. Braun, banker, A.
W. Robertson, of the Westinghouse
Manufacturing and Electric Co., E.
T. Weir, steelmaster, Norman Mac-
Leod, Leon Falk, Jr., E. R. Weidlein
and C. W. Reitinger.
3 Rosar's Triple In Tenth
Gives Yanks 6-5 Win
ST. ETERSBURG, Fla., March 20.
- (AP) - A tenth inning triple by
Rookie Buddy Rosar gave the New
York Yankees a 6-5 decision over the
Boston Bees in today's exhibition
Rosar's belt followed a pass which
Joe Sullivan issued to Babe Dahl-
at FAIR PRICES
E. L. GREENBAUM
Now at 625 E. Liberty St.
Texas Swimmers Arrive Here
For National Collegiate Meet
By MEL FINEBERG here? The Chicago boy who tried to
A Texas tornado blew into Ann enter Michigan (as did his pal Flana-
Arbor yesterday headed by Tex Rob- gan) was Olympic back stroke cham-
ertson, Adolph Kiefer and Ralph pion in 1936 but may not enter that
Flanagan. event here. He says "I'll swim the
The tornado, or to be more specific, 220 and 440 yard free style and eith-
the University of Texas swimming er the 1500 meters or the back stroke.
team, is of the 26 participating "I'm anxious to get down to the
schools to come into Ann Arbor for pool. I've got to learn to breathe."
the National Collegiate Swimming This sounded somewhat ludicrous
meet scheduled next Friday and Sat- from the swimmer who won the out-
urday in the Intramural Pool. door AAU 220 yard free style title last
They (14 swimmers and a coach) year but he admitted quite frankly
were sprawled comfortably around that Flanagan (who is noted for his
the Union lounge, their orange and coordination) "is teaching me how
white T sweaters and an occasional to do it. And then he waved his
Southern drawl giving more than arms i a couple of, strokes to prac-
a suggestion of the range from which tice breathing.
Fears Tom Ilaynie
they hailed. They had reason to "But even if I don't swim back
.sprawl, it was their first chance to stroke here I'm certainly going to at
sit comfortably since they left Aus- Columbus. I want to swim against
tin, Texas three days ago by car. Or, Al Vande Weghe and Taylor Drys-
as Kiefer more aptly put it "four days dale."
out of a swimming pool." When asked whether he expected
Not Out To Win much trouble from Michigan's Tom
But surprisingly enough, Texas Haynie in the free style he replied
doesn't seem to be up here to win "and how-too much trouble."
the Collegiates. They are, more or
less, up here for the ride. Coach Then the whole crew went off to the
Robertson, who by the way, got his show with each buttoning up care-
swimming training at Michigan un- fully before he braved the cold
derMat Mnnandwh stllholds Northern blasts. A teammate,
der Matt Mann and who still hld4,Crouch, was muttering wistfully "I
the I-M pool record for the '440, wish we'd have a snow storm so I
doesn't think that Texas can win wsu d g avenaasnowa t."And
this year but he, with Kiefer, felt could get in a snow ball fight." And
that "1940 is going to be our year" then they all trouped down the
with Flanagan and a highly-rated street, praising the University of
crop of freshmen coming up. Texas, the climate and the sociabili-
But Kiefer thought, however, that tyi of their campus. Ann Arbor wvas,
Texs o raherthe Texas Aquata they claimed, "cold in more ways
Texas or rather th easAut than one."
Club under which name they would thanone_"
swim at Columbus a week later,
would win the National A.A.U.'s there.
With Flanagan eligible to swim there, Newsom Cautioned
he thought, "we should be right in About Ove ork
But the, more immediate interest
was the Nationals here and while it SAN ANTONIO.-P-Buck New-
should be pleasant news for rival som, St. Louis Browns' ace pitcher
coaches to hear that the Texas boys who came into the fold only last week,
don't think they have much of a had to be cautioned Monday about
chance for the team title, they should overwork.
have a lot to say about individual Buck put so much steam into his
crowns. pitches in a workout, his third in uni-
What was Kiefer going to swim form, that Manager Fred Haney had
200 Natators Will Swim kept Ca
In Nationals This Weekend his hea
Twenty-six schools have entered Hom(
more than 200 men in the National Sox T
Collegiate Swimming meet here this
weekend. Among those universities SARA
who will be here are, besides Michi- -JimI
gan, Ohio State, Illinois, Purdue, and on
Iowa, Northwestern, Harvard, Yale, up, bro]
Princeton, Dartmouth, Kenyon, Tex- ning h
as, Columbia, Minnesota, Southern Red Si
California, Franklin and Marshall, farmha
Indiana, Rochester, Syracuse, Mich- Thej
igan State, Georgia, Lehigh, Penn- sters m
sylvania, N. Carolina State, Iowa seven r
State and Penn State. while D
a halt after just 20 minutes.
w curves and fast balls that
tcher Harold Spindel nodding CLI
d in approval.
er By Tabor Helps came
Defeat Louisville 10.7 hibiti
LSOTA, Fla., March 20.--(P) ey O
Tabor, freshman third sacker each.
ly first-stringer in the line-
ke a 7-7 tie with a sixth in-
omer today when the Boston
ox defeated their Louisville En
nds, 10-7. * o
American Association young- best
ade all of their 10 hits and 438
uns against Jake Wade, erst- Soul
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