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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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PRESS
PASSES
-By BUD BENJAMIN-
Sport Splashes...,
NATATORIAL idols are taking their
daily baths in the Intramural
Pool this week in preparation for
the weekend's big splash, the Na-
tional Collegiate Championships.
Yesterday afternoon's session found
the big shots of aqualand exhibiting
their wares in what appeared to be a
page out of the 1939 swimming guide.
Adolph Kiefer, Ralph Flanna-
ganiand Paul Wolf were paddling
around, Al Patnik and Earl Clarke
were sailing through the air
from the high board, and Matt
Mann, Fred Cady, and Tex Rob-
ertson were watching. Add these
luminaries to Michigan's regular
hit parade, and you have a pretty
fair collection of swimmers.
Swimming stars are a strange breed.
By reputation, they're hopelessly
conceited, physically superb, and
academically disinterested. Yet a cur-
sory appraisal after an hour of chew-
ing the fat with the boys indicated
that this is an unwarranted general-
ization. Some of them are, and some
of them seem quite normal. Which
is the way that generalizations usually
go.
TAKE Adolph Kiefer, for example.
Adolph is the Olympic backstroke
champion, a big, likeable chap of
pronounced capabilities. No muscle
man, hardly a Weissmueller type,
Kiefer is rather flabby, lacking the
expected athletic trimness. His stroke
reminds you of the kind seen in the
final 100 yards of the Toronto mara-
thon swim. One might describe it as
lethargic. Its beauty is the apparent
effortlessness, the smooth perfection
with which he cuts through the water.
He is completely relaxed and yet his
near perfect form gives him a maxi-
mum of speed with a minimum of
wasted motion.
Why a person like Kiefer should
be modest--a shrinking violet-
is something you can try to fig-
ure out. I can't and neither can
he. Take a simple question ad a
simple answer:
Q. Adolph, what is the world's
record in the 150 yard backstroke?
A. One minute 32.5 seconds.
Q. What is your best time?
A. One minute 31.7 seconds.
If you're looking for comparisons
the Western Conference mark, shared
by Curly Stanhope and Charley Bar-
ker, is 1:38.1.
You ask Kiefer questions and he
tells you with the same minimum of
effort with which he swims what you
want to know:
He won the backstroke in the
Berlin Olympics in 1936. His best
time in the 440 backstroke is 5:07
(Blake Thaxter of Michigan
qualified in the Big Ten meet
this year in the 440 FREE-STYLE
in 5:09). He believes Michigan
will win the national title. He is
going to swim the 1500 meter
free style, the 440 free style, and
the 220 free style. He will swim
in the backstroke at Columbus,
March 30 to Api 1, in the Na-
tional A.A.U. meet. He figures that
Albert Vande Weghe of Prince-
ton and Taylor Drysdale of Mich-
igan will give him close competi-
tion-but not too close. Texas
can't win the collegiate title.
Michigan women (who should
like this gent) are a foreign ele-
ment to him thus far. He has
been swimming competitively
since he was 15 years old. He is

interested in a college education.
You'll like this Kiefer fellow this
weekend. Don't give up on him when
he begins to mosey along with that
lazy man's crawl. Brother, that's sub-
terfuge.
POOL ROOM NOTES:-Cady, who
is the coach of Southern Cali-
fornia, brought along one man-
Wolf-but his protege is an Olympic
star and will gather points . . . Add
incongruities: Tex Robertson, Tex-
as coach, wearing an M' sweater ...
Affable, glib, and well built, this
Robertson guy is definitely the Adon-
is type . . . He too hands the palm
to Michigan . . . Cady was giving
Patnik, Clarke and Hal Benham plen-
ty of diving tips yesterday, and how
those lads did open their ears . .
He coached the Olympic divers in
1936 . . . Flannagan, whose form
surpasses even Kiefer's, claims he's
through swimming in 1940 "to go to
school" . . . This he punctuates with
"if the government doesn't send me
to Europe with a gun and some bul-
lets" . . . Robertson, incidentally
holds the pool record of 4:51 in the
440, a mark which Kiefer will have
to break this week . . . "It's jake
by me," drawls Tex, "if he wins" . .
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Collegiate Swimming Aces Stream

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Buckeye Diving
Champions Are
EarlyArrivals
Survey Of Friday's Events
Indicates Close Contest
For First Night's Lead
The cream of collegiate swimmers
began converging upon Ann Arbor
yesterday with the National Collegi-
ates Friday and Saturday as their
mecca.
They started coming from East,
West and South, a small vanguard of
the 25 schools who will attempt to
put a halt to Michigan's victory
march to its sixth consecutive Na-
tional Collegiate crown.
The first to arrive was Texas with
its 14-man squad. The Texans (most
of whom come from Chicago, De-
troit and Floria) pulled into town
Monday and have worked out at the
Intramural Pool twice. Then, about
four o'clock yesterday afternoon,
more started to stream in.
Ohio Divers Report
The Ohio divers, led by the na-
tion's top springboard artist, Al Pat-
nik, surprised everyone by coming
to Ann Arbor three days early. In-
cluded in the troupe were Earl Clark,
runner-up to Patnik in the Big Tens,
and Brud Cleaveland.
A little later, Southern California's
ambassador of swimming, Paul Wolf,
and the Trojan coach, Fred Cady,
came in. Cady was the 1936 Olympic
diving coach and Wolf was a mem-
ber of the team.
Finals in six events will be swum
off Friday with the pre-meet strength
in each of the events looking some-
thing like this:
Kiefer Is Favored
1500-Meters. This one is swum in
heats and the places decided on a
time basis. Adolph Kiefer elects to
swim this one instead of the back-
stroke; he should win. But to win
he'll have to swim faster than Johnny
Macionis did last year to triumph in
20:15.2. Jimmy Welsh of Michigan
probably will give the Texas sopho-
more some competition if they swim
in the same heat. Bob Lowe of Il-
linois who placed third last year is
back and should fight it out with Eric
Cutler of Harvard. Blake Thaxter
of Michigan may pick up a point but
to do it he'll have to beat Ohio's El-
wood Woodling and Leon Macionis
of F.&M., brother of last year's win-
ner.
50-Yard Free Style: Michigan
should take one-two here with Walt
Tomski and Charley Barker finishing
in that order. The fight should come
for the remaining three places with
Wolf, fourth last year, leading the
pack. Bill Walter of Georgia is cap-
able of better than 23.8 while Eric
Perryman of Yale, Julius Armstrong
of Dartmouth and Billy Holmes of
Michigan have all hit that same time.
Wolf, almost unbeatable in the long
course, may be a surprise in this event
if he is right.
- Vande Weghe If ...
150-Yard Back Stroke: If Kiefer
doesn't swim this one, Al Vande
Weghe should successfully defend the
championship he won last year. If
Kiefer does swim, the Olympic cham-
pion must be favored. The rest of
the field will be strung out far be-
hind with Curly Stanhope of Ohio,
Texas' Bob Tarleton and Michigan's
Bill Beebe and Barker all having
broken 1:39. Barker, however, may
forego this event for the hundred.
LymanBrandt, Minnesota captain
who took a fifth last year and Bill
Griffin of Kenyon both can do about
1:41.
220-Yard Free Style: Haynie will
have to swim faster than he did last
year in taking second because that
man Kiefer is in again. And then
there's a little matter of Welsh who

is the Big Ten champion. To make
the field tougher there will be Johnny
Good, Yale's captain who has done
2:14.3, one-tenth of a second faster
than Welsh's winning time at the Big
en but .7 seconds slower than the
new record Haynie set in the prelims.
Ned Parke of Princeton, Eastern In-
tercollegiate champion, Northwes-
tern's Irv McCaffery, third at the Big
Tens, Eric Cutler of Harvard, Russ
Duncan of Yale, Bob Johnson of
Ohio, fifth in this year's Big Ten
WEDNESDAY
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Tigers Score
First Viectory
Three Homers Aid Detroit
In 7-3 Win Over Cards
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 21.
-(U)-The Detroit Tigers staged a
four-run rally in the eighth inning
today to defeat the St. Louis Car-
dinals 7 to 3. It was the first Tiger
victory in the four exhibition games
the Detroit club has played this sea-
son.
The Tigers were trailing 3 to 2 un-
til the big eighth inning. Then, with
one out, Pete Fox found one of Bill
McGee's offerings to his liking and
drubbed the ball over the left field
wall for a home run.
That started the panic. Gehringer,
next up, lined a single to right. Hank
Greenberg scooted to first to beat out
a bounder and Tebbetts got on when
his grounder was fumbled. Dixie
Walker's grounder forced Gehringer
at the plate, but Barney McCoskey
worked McGee for a pass, forcing in
Greenberg with the second run of the
inning.
Croucher led the Tigers in batting
for the day with a double and a hom-
er.

Johnny Haigh, Michigan's num-
ber one breaststroker, will face the
same tough competition which held
him to fourth place in the Inter-
collegiates last year. Princeton's
Hough, Ohio ,State's Higgins, and
Columbia's Callahan, who beat
Haigh at Rutgers, will all be back
Saturday night.

Reconstructing Forward Wall
Will Be Tough Job, Says Munn

Gedeon Competes
Hurdlers At C
By DICK SIERK
One member of Charlie Hoyt's Wol-k
verine track squad refuses to consid-r
er the indoor season as finished. Ther
lone dissenter is Elmer Gedeon, Big
Ten hurdles champ.
Although "Gid" is about to launch
a busy spring campaign that willt
find him leading a "double life" inE
which his time will be divided be-
tween track and. baseball, he has1
accepted an invitation to compete int
the third annual Chicago Relays to
be held this Saturday in the Windy
City.
No Favorites Here
For one of the few times in his
career as a hurdles champion, Gedeon
will not be favored. But, then, neith-
er can anyone of the other entries
in the special event be set up as the
favorite. In a field that includes
Gedeon, Allan Tolmich, Ed Smith,
Larry O'Connor, Steve Gutting, John
Collinge, Dick Brunton and Joe
Shurilla there can be no favorite-
it's bound to be too close.
Gedeon suffered a reversal of form
at the Butler Relays last weekend
and he finished third in the high
stick race behind Wisconsin's Smith
and Purdue's Gutting, both of whom
he had beaten in retaining his Big
Ten championship a week previous.
For Elmer, therefore, the Chicago
meeting Saturday will offer him the
opportunity to reverse the defeat.
Meets Conqueror
In Tolmich, former Wayne ace, and
O'Connor, Canada's best, Gedeon
will be meeting two rivals he en-
countered a month ago at the Mill-
rose Games in New York. There,
O'Connor nosed him out but the Wol-
verine star upset Tolmich, who holds
world records for several of the in-
door hurdles events.
It will mark Gedeon's second start
on the boards this year. The Mill-
rose event was also run on a board
track.
Nine Frosh Hockey
Numerals Awarded
Freshman hockey numerals will be
awarded to nine men from the year-
ling puck squad, Coach Eddie Lowrey
announced yesterday.
Those receiving the awards are:
Robert Collins, Detroit; John Cor-
son, Birmingham; Clifford Dance,
Brooklyn, N.Y.; Paul Goldsmith,
Swampcott, N.Y.; Warren King, New
Rochelle, N.Y.; Henry C. Loud,
Grimsby, Ont.; Lawrence Smith, Ply-
mouth; Richard Taylor, Syracuse,
N.Y.; and Chester Witters, St. Johns-
bury, Vt.

Phone 3 534

With Cracks 1eeE~we
hicago Saturday Ankl In Practice
BATON ROUGE-(A')-The first
serious injury of the New York Gi-
The hurdles championship will not ants training season put Frank De-
be decided on the basis of the win- maree out of action Tuesday with a
ner of one race but wlii be detr-. sprained left ankle and possibility of
mined as the result of a series of 40. a slight fracture. The former Chi-
50 and 60 high hurdles races. The cago center fielder turned his ankle
winner of the series and the hurdles while chasing a double off the bat of
champion of the meet will be de- Bob Seeds, his chief rival for the po-
termined on the basis of accumulat- sition, in an intra-club game. An x-
ed points in the three races. ray was taken to determine the se-
The Relays will be held at the In- riousness of the injury.
ternational Amphitheatre in Chi-
cago and the entry lists indicate that STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
it may well turn out to be the out- Toronto 4; -Americans 0
standing meet of the indoor season. Montreal 2; Detroit 0
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By TOM PHARES
Chunky Clarence Munn, the man
who last year turned out one of the
best lines in Michigan football his-
tory, isn't so cheerful these days. With
the experts boosting Wolverine
chances for 1939 sky high, it's his job
to provide an answer to that trouble-
some question -"what about the
line?"
Confronted with that query yes-
terday before the second spring prac-
tice of the season, Michigan's like-
able line coach pondered for a mom-
ent and then apparently decided thatj
after all honesty is the best policy.
Lost 'Best Line'
"Frankly," he admitted, "it's going
to be a darn tough job to 'replace a
line like last year's.~I'm not singing
the blues because it's not an impos-
sible job by any means but it will be
a mighty hard one.
"That line was the best I have ever
coached. Yes, and it was a little bet-
ter than any I ever played .with," he
grinned. "You know, last season ourt
lines worked as units and we shifted
and substituted a lot. That may be
harder this season now that such boys
and fourth in last year's Nationals,
and Ed Hutchens of Michigan all
hover around 2:27 or better.c
One Meter Dive: It's Al Patnik all[
alone with teammate Earl Clark, Russ
Greenhood of Harvard, Eastern
champ and third last year, Hal Ben-
ham of Michigan close together. Fifth
place will be fought for by Theran
Feigel of Indiana, Billy Brink of
Texas, Tommy Powell of Northwes-
tern and Adolph Ferstenfeld, Ralph
Pyszinski and Jim Wilkinson of
Michigan.
Medley Relay: Princeton's record
smashing team of Dick Hough, Vande
Weghe and Hank Van Oss should
crack the mairk they set last year.
Ohio with Stanhope, Johnny Hig-
gins and Quayle should beat off the
Texas trio of Bob Tarleton, Mike
Sojka and Will Choniski, Yale with
Joe Burns, Ed Gesner and Bill Moon-
an, Michigan wtih Beebe, John Haigh
and one of the "H" men, Hutchens,
Haynie or Holmes, and Minnesota
with Brandt, Sahlman and Jablonski.

as Heikkinen, Siegel, Janke and Bren-
nan are gone."
It was that first-string line that
put the steel into Michigan's defense
as all fans who watched the North-
western game will remember. This
forward wall was not scored upon all
year, the only touchdown play to go
through the line being engineered by
Pennsylvania when the second and
third string forwards were in the
game.
Stop-Gaps Wanted
Now husky Mr. Munn is working to
fill the gaps left by his star guard
and tackle pairs.
"I don't know about Joe Savilla
1 yet," he says. "He is still troubled
by that bad foot I understand." Sa-
villa received the injury in the Minne-
sota game and was out the rest of the
year. "Bill Smith will be out there,"
Munn continued, .and Ralph Fritz,
Milo Sukup and Freddie Olds arere-
turning guards.
Orchids For Fritz
Fritz? he's a very good man. He
is a fine blocker especially on down-
the-field blocking, he's fast for his
size and good on the defense."
Included among Munn's other
prospective proteges for either spring
or fall delivery are tackles, Bob Flora,
Bob Smith, George Ostroot, Bill Val-
mer, Reuben Kelto, Dennis Kuhn, Al
rWistert, J. Labadie, Ernest Zielinski;
guards Ted Denise, Bill Melzow, Jim
Galles, Warren Brock, Charles Lane;
centers Horace Tinker, Bob Ingalls,
Tom Kieckhefer, and Jim Grissen.
SWIMMERS NOTICE
The I-M swimming pool will be
closed to students for the rest of
the week. It will be open to col-
lege divers from 12 to 3 p.m., and
5 to 7 p.m. daily.
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