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'rack Meet Cancelled



Flu Epidemic

Illness Places
Many Ohioans
On The Shelf
Busy Week Faces Squad
In View Of Oncoming
Conference Meet
The final home appearance of the
indoor season for the Michigan track
team, scheduled for -tonight at Yost
Field House, was erased from the
books yesterday when Coach Larry
Snyder of Ohio State arranged for
cancellation of the dual meet between
the Buckeyes and Wolverines.
Snyder called Coach Charlie Hoyt
and requested the cancellation be-
cause several members of his squad
are ill from the flue in an epidemic
that is sweeping Midwestern cam-
Seven Buckeyes Ill
Snyder said that since his team was
the one that had to travel he didn't
want to take a chance with the boys
who are either ill or just recovering.
Michigan has several mainstays on
the sick list, also, but* was willing to
go through with the meet until the
cancellation was requested 'by the
Buckeye coach.
Reports from Columbus indicate
that Bob Lewis, sprinter; Forrest
Fordham, sprinter and shot putter;
Durwdod Coorerrider, quartermiler;
Arthur Kane, shot putter; Jim Whit-
taker, two-miler; Nelson Price, dis-
tance runner; and Art Pagel, hurd-
ler are thoseron the sick list.
Coach Hoyt's own little band of flu1
sufferers is beginning to appear at
the Field House again. Tom Jester,
premier half-miler, was back on thea
track yesterday for the first time in
two weeks as was Jack.Dobson, sopho-
more miler, also a flu victim.
Ralph Schwarzkopf, who has been'
in bed for several days, was around'
'but did not work out on the advice
of Coach Hoyt. Jester, Dobson,
Schwarzkopf and Wes Allen, who has
a- case of water on the knee, would
not have seen action against the
Buckeyes, but all are expected to be
in shape for the Conference meet.
The cancellation not only deprives
local fans of their last chance to see
the Wolverine squad in action until
after Spring Vacation but also puts
an end to hopes of the Michigan one-
mile relay team to turn the tables on
the Buckeye quartet that defeated
them at the Illinois Relays. -
Another feature race that "might
have been" is the quarter-mile bring-
ing, together Harley Howells of the
Bucks and Ross Faulkner and War-
ren Breidenbach of the Wolverines.

Heads -Hoosier Attack,

Matmen Face
Two Opponents
This Weekend
Seek Fifth, Sixth Straight
Wins, Meeting Chicago
And Northwestern




Swimming - Yale Vs. Michigan

. . .

Capt. Ernie Andres of the In-,
diana Hoosiers who will lead his
team against the Wolverines to-
morrow night at Yost Field House.
In the first division cage play-offs
last night, the Phys Eds were forced
to take a 26-24 overtime decision
from the Doughboys. With only 15
seconds of regular playing time re-
maining the Doughboys were trailing
by one point when Lynner sank a
free throw and knotted the game at
22 points. In the overtime Levine
put the Phys Eds ahead, but the
persistent Doughboys tied the game
up again on a tally by Bidwell.
Chandler then came through for the
winners with a basket that gave his
mates their margin of victory.
In the other first-place game, the
Eskymos had little trouble in beat-
ing the Dynamos 16-5. Leo Jablon-
ski paced the winners with 10 points.
A second-place "B" game in which
both teams had difficulty locating
the hoop, gave A.T.O. an 8-7 win over
the Dekes.
SDown in the squash courts, Zeta Psi
downed SAM 3-0, and Phi Chi beat
Alpha Omega 2-1.
All freshmen boxers report in
the boxing room today at 4 p m.
Vernon Larson, Coach.

Michigan's Varsity wrestlers, intent
upon being the first Wolverine mat
team to go through a dual meet sea-
son undefeated, will attempt to walk
off with their fifth and sixth straight
victories of the year when they tangle
with Chicago tonight and North-
western tomorrow night in winding
up what has been a highly success-
ful campaign to date.
Tonight's Windy City encounter
will find Coach Cliff Keen's Wolver-
ines heavy favorites to subdue a
mediocre Chicago team. The Maroons,
coached by Spyros Vorres, have won
but two out of five Big Ten dual
meets this season, both victories com-
ing at the expense of Purdue.
D. Nichols Meets Gridder
Undefeated Don Nichols, who hasn't
lost a dual meet battle instwo years,
will be called upon to use all his
strength and skill tonight for Chica-
go's Capt. Ed Valorz, his 175-pound
opponent and a star halfback on the
Maroon eleven, is also undefeated in
five starts. His wins include three
Sophomore Bill Combs will seek his
third straight win since joining the
Wolverines when he meets 155-pound-
er Willis Littleford of the Maroons
in another battle of the undefeated
while Capt. Harold Nichols is favored
to down Colin Thomas, Chicago 145-
pounder, for his sixth in a row.
Whittemore Gets Chance
In the 121-pound encounter, Michi-
gan's Tom Weidig will get a chance
to climb back to the .500 mark again
when he takes the mat against Walter
Young, who still seeks his first win
of the season, while Andy Sawyer,
who likewise has yet to win his first
dual meet match, will attempt to
hit the win column in his set-to with
Chicago's Art Parmelee.
Coach Cliff Keen will give Phil
Whittemore a chance to show his
wares tonight in the 135-pound
match,. in which he will meet Jimmy
Loeb. Whittemore replaces undefeat-
ed Jim Mericka.
A Northwestern Is Strong
At 165, Frank Morgan will go u
against Bob Butler of the Maroons
in a match which should see Mor-
gan chalk up his fourth win of the
year, while Keen will use either For-
rest "Butch" Jordan, who has been
favoring a sprained muscle in his
side, or Joe Savilla, giant 200-pound-
er, against the inexperienced Bob
Brown, who has gone down to defeat
four times to date.
After their meet tonight, the Wol-
verines will move to close-by Evans-
ton, where a strong Northwestern
squad, sporting a record of five wins
out of six Big Ten meets, will make
a last effort to stop Keen's powerful
crew. Capt. Arnie Taylor, crafty 128-
pounder undefeated thus far; Joe
Gluckman, 121-pounder; John Fer-
guson, star 165-pounder and winner
in four Big Ten matches this year;
and Joe Vavrus, football tackle, wil
lead the Wildcat barrage agains
Sophomores interested in trying
out for Varsity Baseball Manager
report at the Field House, 4 p.m.
today. Charles Crowe, Mgr.

DIPLOMATIC NOTE:-Amid sporadic rumblings on the swimming front, p
it is gratifying to report the following: s
Yale's swmming coach, Bob Kiphuth, was so appreciative of the manner u
in which his squad was received, Feb. 11, when the Elis came west of the
Alleghenies for the first time, that he penned a letter of thanks to Matt h
Mann. G
Wrote Kiphuth: "While I was slightly dianpqinted at the meet's out-
come (Michigan 53, Yale 22, worst drubbing in Kiphuth's reign) I was T
very gratified at the fine way in which both you and the Michigan d t
spectatorstreated us."
This corner has dropped a note in the old feed box predicting ,that in I
view of this attitude, it is highly probable that swimming relations between :
Yale and Michigan will be resumed. The arrangement just terminated called
for a two year home-in-home series. If there is anther agreement it will 1
probably be on the same terms. That means that Michigan would go East b
next year with Yale returning in 1941.
Columbus papers please copy.
IETARY DISH:-An unimpeachable source tells us this yarn and guaran-
tees it 100 per cent.
Doctors at a certain Big Ten university are compiling data on the
effect of athletics on the competitor's physiological well-being.
Naturally guinea pigs had to be found, but this indeed, offered no
For the past month or so the five starting members of this university's
basketball team have been the guest of the University Hospital for their
three daily meals.
The five fortunate gentleman dine within the confines of the instiu-
tion and are then subjected to a rigorous physical examination. They are
weighed, their heart is chcked, and the calorie content of their food is
varied according to the reaction.
"Hey, Butch, pass me the pate de foie gras. Dat last basket took some-
thin' outa me."
TRUTH WILL-OUT DEP'T:-No matter how strongly you resist, Tony
Galento ballyhoo -should have you quite 4umb by the time Louis tees
off in June. In view of this fact, it seems quite appropriate to present these
lines by that erudite columnist, Dan Parker. The scene is the ringside after
the Galento-Feldman murder last week.
"His left hand reminds me of Corbett's," said a gentleman of the old
school . . . ducking a shower of water as Abe went down, either from a
left or force of habit.
"Yeah!" agreed his companion. "Gentleman Jim wore a signet ring
on the fork finger, too.
"He looks just like Jeffries," said another.
"Especially around the left ear," added the man next to him, pull-
ing the collar of his rain coat up around his neck. "Jeff had a tin ear just
like Tony."
"What is there about this Galento that reminds me of Tunney?" asked
another critic.
"I'll tell you what," answered his neighbor. "Tunney never entered
the ring wearing the left glove on the right hand or vice versa, and
neither does Tony. It's a remarkable coincidence, that's what!"
Someone else thought he saw a bit of Tommy Burns in Galento. When
cornered, he admitted it was the roll of fat on the back of his neck.
pOT-POURRI:-That Ohio State track cancellation is one for the book
. I thought that only happened when West Kentucky Teachers met
Rebecca Heights during the floods . . . Can't figure out why a school the
size of State can't round up a team . . . And then there's Michigan with
Schwarzkopf, Allen, Jester, and Dobson ill, among others . . . And what's
this about one of the wrestlers being declared ineligible? . . If true it will
hurt Cliff Keen and Co. more than a little . . . John Gee, the six-foot nine-
inch southpaw, who did three years of chucking for Ray Fisher here, joined
his Syracuse teammate Herm Fishman yesterday . . . He donned baseball
uniform 'and warmed up in the Field House . . . Reports he'll be off for
Miami and training camp in a few days . . . Don Siegel, who will open his
pro career next week at Ypsi, polished off his last amateur opponent in just
r 70 seconds Tuesday night . . . Siegel's nose had been bothering him and he
wanted no further irritation to the ailing beak . . . Quickest finish at these
l Kalamazoo bouts came when a boy from Indiana made the mistake of trying
t to shake hands before the first round-an old Hoosier custom, it seems . .
His opponent ignored this pleasantry, pushed the boy's two hands down with
his left, and teed off with a right uppercut . . . Time: 13 seconds . . .
Scratch Michigan Tech off the Michigan hockey schedule for March 9 and
11 . . The boys wanted such a big guarantee that Eddie Lowrey had to call
the whole thing off . . . That Toronto gang cost the association plenty to
bring down here, and the crowd was poor . . . Point Edward and Paris, I
understand, will replace the Tech crew, March 8 and 11 . . . That means no
battle for the state championship, doesn't it?

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Frosh Tracksters Show Much Power

Although the exploits of the crack
varsity track team continue to occupy
the spotlight in Michigan track cir-
cles, several outstanding feats recent-
ly performed by Coach Ken Doherty's
freshman cinder-pounders bode well
for future varsity squads.
So far this season, no less than
three freshman Field House records
have been broken, another tied, and
several others remain in jeopardy
as each day the frosh continue to
show marked signs of promise. And
once again it appears as though the
capable yearling track mentor has
a squad of top-notch prospects.
The first of the aforementioned
marks was shattered several weeks
ago when "Bud" Piel, yearling sprint-
er from Indianapolis, traversed the
330-yard practice distance in :33.6 to
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lower Roy Heath's 1936 record by;
three tenths of a second. In addi-
tion to this feat, young Mr. Piel has
turned in a :06.4 in the 65-yard dash,
just one-tenth of a second short of
the mark set by Sam Stoller in 19 4
and tied by Paul Kromer in 1938.
Then Al Thomas, former Detroit
city high school hurdling champion,'
skimmed over the 65-yard low hurdles
in :07.4 to break the record time of
:07.5 set by Willis Ward in in 1932.
Thomas has also shown well in the
sprints, and together with Piel, Jim
McGhee, Don James, and Gail Che-
ney promises to bolster the varsity
next year in the department where
it now appears weakest.
The latest Field House mark to go
the way of all records was Ray Fink's

3:59. over the practice distance of
1540 yards. Freshman Bill Acker-
man, of Brian, Ohio, was the lad who
turned the trick when he ran the
seven laps in 3:57.4, while John
Kautz, former Chicago half-mile
champion, tied the freshman record
for 660 yards by turning in a 1:24.7
over the distance.
Still another rated as an excellent
prospect by Coach Doherty is Yearl-
ing Bill Coffman, of Lakewood, Ohio.
Fountain Pens
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