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THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1939



By Mel Fineberg
How High Is Sky ??1?
Football Coach Fritz Crisler and
Line Coach Clarence Munn were
watching the place-kickers at spring-
practice yesterday afternoon and
somehow the shot put duel between
Bill Watson and Elmer "Honey"
Hackney of Kansas State became the
conversational football.
Well, one thing led to another
and Munn, who was Big Ten
champion and record-holder in
the shot back in 1932, mentioned
that there were 10 men in the
country now who could throw
at least two feet better than his
record of 49 ft. 5. in.
"Why," said Munn, "there are only
a couple records still around from
the old days when "men were men."
In the Big Ten only Binga Dismond's
440-mark of :47.4 and Arlie Mucks'
discus throw of 155 ft 2 in. goes back
farther than 1930." (Both of these
were set in 1916). "And they say
this is a weak generation.' y
"It's always been like that,"
interpolated Crisler, "they al-
ways get better. But there's got to
be ceiling somewhere. No one -
is going to run the hundred in
nothing flat."
Without looking too deeply into
the statistics, it must be admitted
that Crisler is somewhat justified in
saying this and in answer to his
query about a ceiling we delved deep
into Daily files and came across
someone who, by some scientific ex-
perimentation and vivid imagination,
has evolved the last inch and second
in human effort. Brutus Hamilton,
track coach of the California Bears
and a member of the Olympic coach-
ing staff, has compiled it and with
the Conference meet only a week
away we think it is of sufficient in-
terest to reprint it.

Tennis Squad Meets Irish


In Home Opener

Varsity Netmen
Seek Revenge
For '38 Loss
Capt. Percival Meets Fay
In Grudge Battle ; Tobin
Will PlayFirst Singles
Today is homecoming day for the
Wolverine Varsity tennis team. At
3:30 p.m. the squad will make its
initial home performance when it
meets the Notre Dame team at the
Ferry Field courts.
This afternoon's match has a
special significance of its own, be-
sides being the Ann Arbor opener. It
seems that last year, the Weirmen
were sailing along with a consecu-
tive win streak of eight, when they
met up with this same team. When
the dust had cleared, and the last
ball had been driven into the net,
the score stood--Notre Dame 6, Mich-
igan 3.
From the start of the year, the
players have been readying them-
selves for the match, and a chance
to gain revenge for the unexpected
setback. Especially anxious for a
win are Capt. Don Percival and
Steve Woolsey, who are the only
Wolverine singles players who par-
ticipated in the match last year. Each
of the two lost in straight sets to
their South Bend opponents.
However, Don will be the only one
to have a chance to equalize the
count, as Steve will only be playing
in the doubles matches. Don's last
year's foe, Bill Fay, is still with the
team, and will probably be in second
position, the same as Percival will
play. Should these two meet, the
feature match of the day will un-
doubtedly develop.
In first place for the Weirmen, will
be Jim .Tobini. His opponent will, be
ither Bill Fay, or' Jack Joyce. Joyce
like Tobin is a sophomore, and very
little is known about his ability. John
Kidwell will play number three'- for
Michigan, Sam Durst four, Jim Por-
ter or Ed Morris five, and Bob Jef-
fers, six. The doubles combinations
are unchanged from last weekend at
In. The Majors

Faces Crack Buckeyes

Ends Are No Problems Next Fall
With Nicholson, Frutig On Hand

Frosh Blow Lead
In Ninth To Lose

Kiroes Beat Robert Owen
In I-M Softball Playoffs

To Reserves,

7.6 -


Phil Balyeat, Michigan sopho-
more, will run the second leg for
the Wolverine mile relay team that
faces the crack Buckeye quartet
here, Saturday. Balyeat turned in
a :48.2 quarter mile to finish be-
hind teammate Warren Breiden-
bach at the Indiana meet last

Despite the fact end Coach Camp-t
bell Dickson will be without the serv-
ices of three of his mainstays next
season, he is not singing the blues.1
He is quite confident that he will find
three capable men to replace Danny
Smick and Elmer Gedeon, who aret
graduating, and Vince Valek, whoz
dropped out of school. Although, he
does not go out on the limb to make
any bold predictions, Dickson does
say, "I don't doubt that the ends will
perform as well next season as they
did last fall."
The Wolverines will need six cap-
able ends for next season, and of this
number four will carry the burden
during the games. The other two
will be used mainly for relief pur-
poses. The standout combination to
date is that of the veterans John
Nicholson and Ed Frutig.
Nicholson Ggodi Last Year
"Nick was the heavy duty end last
year, although he was not as flashy
as the others, he carried more of the
burden than the other ends and was
the work-horse of the group," Coach
Dickson said.
Nicholson had the hardest assign-
ment among the ends in the last cam-
paign. He played right end on of-
fense, and took care of the blocking
duties. On defense he shifted to the
left side of the line. Dickson ex-
pressed his confidence in him by say-
ing, "I haven't any doubt Nick will
have as good, if not a better, year
next season."
Continuing he stated, "Frutig has
turned in some brilliant performances
in the past, but he was not a consis-
tent 60-minute player. However, he
has put on some weight which should
help him, and he has acquired more
poise, which makses him one of the
most improved lettermen on the
Czak, Neilson Are Reserves
Two others who saw service last
fall and who may break into the first
six are Ed Czak and Paul Neilson.
Both were injured last fall and again
this spring, which make their chances
entirely dependent on whether or not
they can get through the early part
of the fall without further injury.
Outstanding among the newcomers
as a group are Joe Rogers, Whitey,

Frauman and Ted Kennedy. Rogers, {
who returned to school this winter
after being out for a year, is ratedI
as good a prospect as Frutig and Va-
lek were last spring. Frauman was
ineligible last year, but his outstand-
ing defensive play makes him a good
prospect. Kennedy is a converted
center who has possibilities, but needs;
more experience.
Michigan Nine1
Meets Indiana
In Vital Series
Flushed with pennant-fever for
.he first time since 1936, Coach Ray
Fisher's Wolverines will face the cri-
sis in their Conference title quest
when they entertain Indiana's defend-
ing champions in two games here this
- And from all indications, the twin
bill should prove no cinch for the
Varsity. For one reason, the Hoosiers
have titular aspirations of their
own. Resting in fourth place, but
one-half game behind the league-
leading Purdue nine, Coach .Har-
rell's charges served definite.notice
that they intend to hang on to the
Big Ten crown after having broken
gven with the Boilermakers in a two-
game series last weekend.
Aside from this factor, there, is' the
revenge motive. The Hoosiers haven't
exactly forgotten the way Michigan
knocked them completely off the Con-
ference basketball pinnacle last win-
Especially vengeful should be ex-
hoop captain Ernie Andres and Bob
Dro, members of, that ill-fated Indi-
ana quintet. Andres, who has been
hitting the ball at a .300 clip, for the
Hoosiers, plays third base, while Dro
holds down the left ,field berth.
So, it will be with an attitude of
respect that the Fishermen take the
field against Indiana this Friday and
Saturday, ever mindful of 1 the fact
that the visitors will be aiming ,to re-
turn the "compliment" paid them
during the recent- basketball season.

Coach Bennie Oosterbaan's fresh-
man infield blew sky-high in the
ninth inning yetserday at Ferry Field
to allow the Varsity Reserves to
squeeze out a 7-6 win over the year-
On the short end of a 5-4 score
going into the final frame, the Re-
serves grabbed the lead by making
a single, a triple and three freshman
errors good for three runs. The year-
lings threatened in their half when
they scored one run and had the ty-
ing man on base, but Chuck O'Brien,
the winning hurler, bore down and
fanned shortstop Bus Jones, who had
treviously hit three times safely, for
the final out.
Les Viegel started on the mound
for the Reserves and was greeted
with a three-run outburst in the first
inning. He yielded the hill to O'Brien
in the fourth after allowing three
more hits and one additional run.
Chuck let thedfrosh down with four
bingles for the rest of the game.
Steve Vukas hurled the first six


innings for the frosh, allowing but
three runs; two of which were un-
earned. Bill Steppon was particular-
ly troublesome for Vukas, as he has
been for opposing hurlers in Varsity
competition, touching Steve for a
single, double, and homer in his first
three appearances at the plate.
Lanky "Nels" Nelson succeeded
Vukas on the mound and allowed four
hits and as many runs. He was
charged with the loss.

The Kiroes defeated Robert Owen
13 to 6 in an Independent I-M soft-
ball league first play play-off game
yesterday. Marvin Arent, Robert Ow-
en pitcher, had a home run with two
There were two first place play-
off games played in the professional
fraternity league. Phi Delta Phi, with
Francis Wistert on the mound, won
from Delta Sigma Delta, 8 to 5.
The Physical Education Graduates
trounced Nu Sigma Nu, 9 to 5.
Acacia won a close game from Phi
Kappa Psi, 4 to 3, and Alpha Omega
lost a,,slugfest to Delta Theta Phi,
20 to 18 in second place elimination
games. Kappa Nu defeated Chi Psi
10 to 4 in a fourth place play-off.

Several hundred
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packages, regularly
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Closeouts at
316 South State

100 yards .,.
100 meters . .
200 meters . .
X20 yards ..
400 meters . .
(2 turns)
400 meters
(1 turn)

..... . ........9.13
....... . .20.05

800 meters ...............1:46.7
1,500 meters ...........,3:44.78
Mile ....... ............4:01.6
Two miles..............8:44.2
High hurdles .............13.82
400-meter hurdles ..........50.4
Shot put .................57' 1"
Javelin throw ., .256' 10 32-100"
High jump ........6' -- 22-100'
Discus throw .....182' 1 84-100'
Hammer throw ... 200' .8 281-00"
Pole vault.. .. ..15' .1 .8-100"
Broad jump .......27' .4 74-100"
Hop, step, jump . . .54' .8 28-100"
Now Mr. Hamilton is not one to
jump at conclusions. He, like his
ers in a somewhat correlated
field, the novel, used the experimen-
tal method. Fatigue charts were
drawn and the results are interesting.
Probably in the case of the high
hurdles, the subject had been out the
night before, had tired too soon and
thrown Mr. Hamilton's chart off.
Forrest "Spec" Towns evidently
"o'er reached himself" by flying the
distance in 13.7 which shows that
Mr. Towns doesn't believe all that he
In spite of the inspired putting
of Hackney and Watson which in-
spired this piece, they are still
over a foot off Jack Torrance's
world record set in 1934 which is
also the Ultimate. The only oth-
er record which coincides with
Hamilton's is the 400-meters
mark of 46.2 around one turn.
Ken Doherty, who will step into
Charley Hoyt's shoes as head coach
after this season, rather doubts, the
validity of the Ultimates. Doherty,
always fair, says that "since I haven't
made any study of .it, I'm not really
qualified to speak but offhand I don't
see how anyone can put a stamp of
finality on ability. We're liable to
get another Owens. I should think
you'd be able to compute an Average
Man's Ultimate (if there is such a
thing) but not an all-inclusive ulti-
To us, Doherty's analysis is a
sound one. 20 years ago, anyone
dreaming of a four-minute mile was
hustled off to the nearest psychiatrist.
When the boys from Yale began ap-
proaching 14 feet in the pale vault,
the meek in turn began placing iron
bars on their second story windows.

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Relay Record
Is Threatened
In Ohio Meet
An oft - deprecated expression,
"Pass the Buck," will become an hon-
orable Michigan motto next Satur-
day when the Ohio State and Wol-
verine mile relay teams clash as the
finale of- the meet between the
Though Michigan holds the edge
in the three meetings between the
foursomes this year, the Buckeyes ran
the fastest mile that has ever been
run east of the Rockies two weeks
ago when they won the Drake Relays
in 3:14.1. Michigan turned in its best
outdoor time for the year on the
same day as it ran 3:15.8 behind
Pittsburgh at the Penn Relays.
The Ohio team of Co-captains
Harley Howells and Bob Lewis, Con-
ference champs at 440 and 220 yards
respectively, Jack Sulzman and Dur-
wood Cooperrider will face no easy
task in beating Michigan's quartet.
Last weekend against Indiana Ross
Faulkner ran his anchor leg of the
relay in 48.7, and the three sopho-
more members of the team ran one-
two-three in the quarter mile as
Warren Breidenbach won in 48 flat,
followed by Phil Balyeat and Jack
Leutritz with 48.2 and 48.8 respec-
tively. A little arithmetic will say
the rest-3:13.7.
The Ferry Field record of 3:15.2
set by the Michigan team of Stiles,
Patton, Aikens, and Birleson in 1935
looks very insecure, and when the
dust has settled over the track after
the relay, a new standard may be
waving in the breeze. The Wolverines
have already wiped the indoor record
off the books when they trimmed the
Bucks in 3:18.9 last winter.
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As Munn told us, the record for the
shot just after the turn of the cen-
tury was around 34 feet. We wonder
what the fatigue chart showed 30
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