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- .. -i-i..7TAHE M+IC H I lG A N DAILY

Daily To Present Trophy

To Outstanding Intramural Athlete


Hoyt To Have
Crack Quartet
In Mile Relay
Breidenibach And Balyeat
Join Varsity's Faulkner
And HayesOn Team
Showings in summer track meets
by two Michigan first year men indi-
cate that the Wolverines will have
an exceptionally strong mile relay
team during the 1938-39 season.
Phil Balyeat and Warren Breiden-
bach, who along with Jack Leutritz
and Bill Dobson comprised the fresh-
men relay team of last spring,
journeyed to the Michigan A.A.U.
meet and competed in the 440, where
they finished one-two, Breidenbach
Breidenbach Wins in Ohio
Next they competed in the Ohio
State A.A.U. meet where they again
walked off with similar honors, Bal-
yeat again running second to his.
teamate.The winners time was 49.4
Buffalo and the National Junior
A.A.U. championships marked the
next stopping point. Both runners
captured their respective heats. When
time for the final came around, the
call went out for Breidenbach but
he was apparently not around, so
after the customary five minute de-
lay the race was run as scheduled and
Balyeat won in 49.4. Shortly after-
ward, Breidenbach appeared on the
scene and explained that he had gone
behind the stands to rest, expecting to
hear the call for his.race. His mis-
take was not notifying anybody as
to his whereabouts.
Five 49 Second Men
Balyeat, Breidenbach and Leutritz
have all'done as well as 49 seconds
flat for the quarter mile at one time,
as have Doug Hayes and 1toss Faulk-
ner, returning varsity lettermen, The
Conference Record for the mile is
3:16.2 established by Michigan in
1935 on Ferry Field which is slightly
less than an 49 flat average.
Add the few ecnds that mray be
shaved off by the running start
gained in passing the baton and four
of these five men may possibly team
together to furnish 'Coach Charles
Hoyt's outfit with another crack mile
Gee Survives Bean Ball
Ineident, Regains Form
When Long John Gee, former Var-
sity pitcher, now a top-flight pitcher
with the Syracuse Chiefs of the In-
ternational League, beaned Woody
Abernathy of the Buffalo Bisons in
the same circuit this summer it was
feared by many that the lanky ex-
Wolverine would lose some of his ef-
With the recovery of Abernathy,
however, Gee regained the stuff that
had caused owner Jack Corbett of the
Chiefs to put a $200,000 price tag on
the big fellow and he pitched several
- low-hit games in the last month of
the season.

Nicknames Supplant Names As
Makers' Of News In Sports

Points Scored
Through Year
Decide Winner

Jimmy Foxx Shoots For Third
Most Valuable Player Awarl

Once, long, long ago, someone high
ip in the journalistic profession madej
he statement that "names make
iews." Through the years that axiom
"as been handed down until it has 1
become one of the number one rules
of the press.
But today that simple phrase must
be changed. It isn't enough. Today, at
least on the sports pages, it's nick-
names which vie in importance with
names when it comes to making news.
The Dope On Jesse
Babe Ruth, Lefty Gomez, Ducky
Medwick, Goose Goslin, Strangler
Lewis, Gabby Hartnett, Tex Rickard,
Pie Traynor, Pepper Martin, and Rab-
bit Maranville are just a few of the
sports personalities who have risen
to high positions in the world of
sports to be remembered, not by
their names, but by their nicknames.-
Even Jesse, in the case of Jesse
Owens, is little more than a nick-
name, the ex-Olympic flash's real
monicker being James Cleveland Ow-
ens. The "Jesse" is a result of a school
teacher converting his announced
"J. C." into the name under which
he gained so much fame.
Crisler No Exception
Michigan sport figures have their
nicknames, too. Coach Crisler exem-
plifies the power of a nickname.
Known everywhere as Fritz it would
indeed be news to many football fans
Bowling Alleys In Union
Enjoy Great Popularity
Bowling, which has risen to new
heights in popularity in the last sev-
eral years, will again be a featured
part of the Michigan Unkin i:ecrea-
tional facilities. I' -
Entirely new alleys were opened last
year and leagues for faculty members
as well as for students will soon be or-
ganized. The aleys are now open and
offer an excellent chance to get in
same practice before the season offi-
cially opens.

Last Year's Award
By Tom Harmon,
Football Star


to knoiv that his name is Herbert
Orrin Crisler.
And while we're on football two
of Fritz' men are recognized. more
readily by their nicknames than by
their give nappelations. "Butch" is
really Forrest Jordan and "Flop" is
Robert L. Flora. The "Flop" is a
hand-me-down from the sophomore
tackle's illustrious brother of the
Bennie Ooosterbaan era.
Crystal Ball In Use
Strangely enough one member of
the team would seem to own a most
appropriate nickname, Hercules Ren-
da, really has none at all. His parents
must have gazed'tino a crystal ball
when Lh~y chose 'the stocky little h alf-
back's first name.,Like those of.Field-
er. Jones and Bronko Nagurski Ren-
-;a's given name fits him better than
any nickname could.'
Hockey provides two more "nick-
I 'name boys." Spike James; . goalie,
signs his checks as Eldon James and.
high-scoring forward Edwin Allen is
knoIvn to puck fans as."Smack."
Track has its Francis "Dye" Ho-
gan and baseball's Pete. Lisagor was
christened Irvin by his parents.
That's the way it goes. Names mean
a lots to the newspaperman but in
sports it's the nickname that coimts.

Far the third consecutive year, The
Daily will present to the student com-
piling the most points in Intramural
athletic competition, the trophy
known as the Michigan, Daily In-
dividual Performance Award.
All students registered in the
University whether fraternity men or
independents, are eligible to compete
for the award, with the only excep-
tion being in the case of Varsity ath-
letes, who are not allowed to com-
pete in. -those sports in which they
have earned Varsity status..
A definite number of points is al-
lowed for entering any sports com-
petition, and a proportionate num-
ber of additional points is awarded
for each advancement made in that
Last year's winner was Tom Har-
mon, sophomore football star from
Gary, Ind. Harmon, a member of
Phi Delta Theta fraternity, held a
slight edge on Paul Keller, Psi Upsi-
lon junior, who won the trophy the
previous year. Harmon was pre-
sented with an attractive cup by Bud
Benjamin, Daily Sports Editor.
According to Earl Riskey, I-M
Sports Director, the outstanding I-M
athletes participate in at least 12 dif,
feren t sports..It is hoped than The
Daily's. :-recognition of ;outstanding
performances,-will induce'more stu-
dents to avail themselves of them.
All freshman football candidates
should ┬░report this. afternoon 'at 4
o'clock to Henry Hatch. at the
Field House for equipment.'
Wallie Weber,
{ Freshman Coach-

Along about this time every year.
all the sports writers in various cities'
are sending in their votes for the
most valuable player award in both
the American and National Leagues.
Although this is not an official vote,
it nevertheless is a sincere vote for
one Jimmy Foxx, already twice win-
ner of the award.
Cavorting around the initial sack
of the Boston Red Sox, Jimmy, known
in the Hub city as the boy with the,
blacksmith arms, has made the lives.
of opposing pitchers very miserableE
by his terrific slugging. Showing a,
completek reversal of form from last
year, when he led the league in the
none too popular department of
strikeouts, Foxx hasn't let up on any
team at any time.
Good In The Pinch
From the very first game of the
year, he has been out in front in
the runs-batted-in column, which up
to, and including Saturday's game has
reached 165. He has come up time
and time again with baserunners
waiting to be driven across the plate
with needed runs, and time and time
again he has come through.
At present he is leading both
leagues in batting with the fat aver-
age of .350. Provided he doesn't slump
before the end of the season, Jimmy
will walk off- with the $500 prize
money annually -awarded to the lead-
ing batter of the American League.
Hot After Greenberg
Along with this dynamic clouting,
Jimmy has ┬░also be n dong his best
to keep up' with the hot pace set by
Hank Greenberg in home run hitting.
Up to, and including Saturday, Jimmy
has lost exactly 48 balls: over the
fences of the' various ball orchards
in the American League.
Summing up what Foxx has done
for the Red Sox this past season,
would be a difficult task. Practically
singlehanded James Efnory Foxx has
lifted the Red Sox into second place,

and for the past two weeks has kept
them barely ahead of Cleveland.
When and if the gold-plated Yawkey-
ites should keep second place, there
is only one to be thanked, the next
holder of the most valuable player in
the American League, Jimmy Foxx.
Here's something to raise the blood
pressure of all true golfers. Into thek
broad turf of the 13th green at Fair-.
mount Golf Course, Dayton, Ohio, an
exuberant and unknown golfer car-
ved "I made a birdie," and it took
three weeks and $200 to repair the

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Ba rclay Returns
As Grid' Official
Bill Barclay, former Wolverine grid,
golf, and basketball star who ended
his college career last year, is back
on campus this-fall,.not to participate
in athletics but to referee games for
Ann Arbor High school.
Barclay recently became the new
theoretic national amateur golf king.
Back in 1937 he defeated Willie Turn-
esa in the quarter-finals of the Na-
tional Intercollegiate tourney. Two
weeks ago "Little Willie" trounced
Pat Abbott 8-7 over the difficult Oak-
mont layout at Pittsburg for the Na-
tional Amateur crown.
Since Barciay met Turnesa only
once and whipped him then, Bill, in
theory, is the nation's best simon

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Hatch Retires Benny's Number

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The only number which Michigan
grid jerseys will no longer sport is the
47 worn by Benny Oosterbaan in his
three years as an All-American. The
numberhas been permanently retired
by equipment manager Henry Hatch
who assigns the playing numbers.
However, other numbers which have
been worn in years past by Michigan
greats will adorn the jerseys of the
present team. Sophomore Tom Har-
mon will wear the 35 which Stan Fay,
great blocking baak of several years
ago, carried into the grid wars.
The numbers worn by former Wol-
verine All-Americans are al' pretty
well taken up. Tom Ford, reserve
center, is wearing the number, 57,
which Maynard Morrison carried to
All-American recognition. Dennis

Kuhn's 27 is a double All-American
number, both quarterback Benny,
Friedman and center Chuck. Bernard
having worn it.
Lau Levine,.qdarterback,' will wear
the 46 that Harry Newman All-Ameri-
canized in 1932. Harry Kipke's 6
which also won All-American honors.
in 1922."now graces the back .of Jack
Kinsey, the junior fullback. Ted Pet-
oskey's 17 is worn iy Burgess Vial,
another fullback.
Numbers of rother former greats be-
ing worn by members of the present
squad are Pat Patanelli's 67, worn by
end John Nicholson, "Butch" Slaugh-
ter's 30 being worn by quarterback
Les Persky, "Flop" Flora's 36, being
worn by Ralph Heikkinen, All-Big Ten
guard, and Joe Gembis' and Bo Mol-
enda's 43, worn by tackle Bill Smith.

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