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onmers Breai
Records To I

(Continued from Page 1)
mier the old mark of 24:04 set by
4e Wolverines in 1935.
That made it six records down and
tne to go. And the nine did go in the
dWe back stroke.
Varsity men Charley Barker and
31ll Beebe turned in 1:44.3 and
:43.9 respectively and then fresh-
aan Dick Riedl did 1:41 flat. Once
pore the record cameup to Haynie
in a silver platter. He had but to do
:r5 to smash the Olympic Club of
an Francisco mark of 7:00.2 for
'P yards. Haynie did 1:44.5 and the
wolverines were again on their merry
Williams performed an encore and
:pt the ball rolling with 1:44.6 for
;other record. Freshman Bill Buck-
nuham turned in 1:46.3 to make a
otal of 10:23.5 for 900-yards, 16.6
!conds better than the listed record.
kt Ebeling and Bill Holmes added
wo more marks with 1:48.4 and 1.:46
nd in spite of frosh Dean Thomas's
$9, the Wolverines were 18.1 sec-
MCds ahead of the old time at 1350
Little Dobson Burton managod a
48 and Jack Sherill a 1:49.7 to
rinig two more into the fold and then
3a.b Sauer made it 20:4.8 for the
al', The old mark of 21:28,9, set i
Tovember of 1938 by Olympic Club

15 National Louis Flattens
Rout State, 67-17 Lewis In First
f Pan ancisco w 1;!etteregi 401 Round Of Bout
The meet itself : was a typical
Michigan-Michigan State meet. The Champion's Head Blows]
outcome was never in doubt. Send John Down
The Michigan team of Jack Slher- H
rill, Johnny Haigh and Bill Holmes Three Times In K.O.u
won the medley relay in 3 :2?.5.p
Jim Welsh and Blake Thaxter MADISON SQUARE GARDEN,,
placed one-two in the 220 in the med- New York, Jan. 25.-(P)-A ruthless,n
iocre time of 2:23.2. Joe Ruke of smashing killer with as much mercy I
State finished about 20 yards behind, as a bombing plane, Joe Louis blast-.
Bill Beebe nosed out Ed Hutchens ed John Henry Lewis into submission
.n the 50 by a foot and Spartan Bar- in less than three minutes tonight to
ney Slamkowski managed to sal- successfully defend his World Heavy-
vage the usual third. weight Championship for the fifth
Talph Pyszinski garnered 298 time.
Apparently willing to believe the
-xints in the low board diving to ystories he had heard of the classy
beat his teammate Jim. Wilkinson by ;boxing skill of Lewis, who is still rec-
1 points. Ed Vincent was third withogdkioalioxisg
77 points. ognized in National Boxing Associa-
77 oint , -T Htion territory as light-heavyweight
The ;100-yard went to Tom Haynie champion, Jolting Joe sparred cau-
n the slow time of :58. The Michigan tiously for the first 10 or 1 seconds,
:aptain was the only Wolverine en- leading only with a light left.
rant in this event and so the Spar- Suddenly he leaped forward as the
ans captured their only second of crowd of 17,350, who contributed to
he meet.
Bill Holmes switched from his a gross gate of $102,015.43, roared'. He
sual free-style stroke, turned over drove the challenger into a neutral
Corner " alnd smash~Ed iover anfear'-ul
n his back and came home in front crght and.hok oer a fearul
n the 150-yard back stroke. Ja1 nh hook full to he bin ,aw. That
Thrilwas second, imre h bgnigo h
hinny Haigh turned in his sco ed. f, although John Henry took
Jast breast stroke when he s n ego d it wihout failing, his knees sagged
he 200 in 2:30.2. Eddie Mackei'rj-c and his cyes became glassy.
scul four yards ahead of Ec( From that point, it was just a ques-
wen. tion of how much more he could take
Welsh and Thaxter repeated their before the inevitable ending. Anoth-)
erformance in the 220 when they er smashing right swing dropped him
ini.hed in the same order in the for the first time.1
Iarter mile, Welsh, with a last l-p On arising, the Phoenix, Ariz., bat-
'rint, whipped Thaxter by two yards ter, by way of Pittsbur"h), tried to
ad they both were a pool's lengr k( cp ,ut of firing range, but Joe was
head of the third place Len tWilliji. in on him like a bolt of lightning. Two
on from State. imore rights and some three or four
The Free-style relay team of Bill left hooks to the body draped John
3eebe, Charley Barker, Bill Holmes Henry over the bottom strand of the
E 'nd Ed Hutchens swam as they ropes where he swayed until the count
?leased and still were good enough to reached three. Then he came up
:eat the E. Lansing quartet by 10 again.
yards. He countered Louis' next charge
_______________________with a hook to the body, the only
clean blow he landed during the brief
battle, and then was battered along
the ropes, helpless and defenseless,
under an unmerciful onslaught, be-
fore the final right rocked hir to the
floor, near a neutral corner.
There John Henry Lay, helpless and
Michaels Stern Finest Clothes goggle-eyed, as Referee Arthur Dono-
van counted five, before deciding to
halt the contest, with Louis the win-
ner and still champion by a technical
knockout in 2 minutes, 29 seconds of
NowOff the first round.




PAUL WARREN, sports editor of the'
Ohio State Lantern, wins my vote'
of appreciation for the day. Writin '
with a vitrolic naivete and spicing his
piece with some farcical misstate-
ments, Mr. Warren has provided the
most refreshing bit of journalism that
this corner has perused since Mushky
Jackson's Galento story.
Mr. Warren's pungent, albeit
unintended, humor is devastat-
ing. His wrath knows no bounds.
He flays the Miehigan swimming
team, Matt Mann, Clarence
Pinkston, and you folks who
watched proceedings last Friday
night with an unmerciful ire. And
yet, outside of exhibiting a woe-
ful lack of good taste, a total
absence of sportsmanship, and a
wholly Juvenile perspective, Mr.
Warren has made a valuable con-
tribution to the archives of Jour-
nalistic humor..
Employing such side - splittmng
cliches -s referrinq to referee Pinks-
I On as "Pxinky" onr loboel'; Mvaft
Mann as being a member of the "we
wuz robbed" school, M . Wrren3
clinches his picce by ding deeoly
into the sports muck. Bellyaches he:
"Neither of the ti o Woiv 4
ers (Benham and ,Erst'nfeld
could ever beat Patnik or Clark
with a aver, but ctwa'dly
Matt cvicently didn't bclve thIs.
Whenever Benham, the best of
the two Wolve men, made a dive,
Matt would come through with
his cry, "Great," and the tanei
spectators would aeinost tear thi
roof down with their thunderous
applause. This despite the caliber
of the dive. The judges couldn't
help but being influenced by such
actions, as witness the apparent
close margin by which Clark beat
"Yet when Patnik and Clark
, came through with some of their
geratest dives, a faint ripple of
applause was barely noticeable.
And both Buck divers really
showed the Wolves how it's done."
Thus Mr. Warren ends his master-
piece. Of .course I could go ahead
and point out to this aspiring jour-
nalist that his facts are badly in er-

ror. I could stake the word of the '
entire press corps, who sat directly
across from Matt as I did, that no
such actions were discernible, and
that the applause was evenly divided.
As for the crowd stooging for Matt
as Warren states with his "He
(Mann) surely has the spectators
who watch the meets in the Michigan
pool trained to obey his every "wish"
-I'll leave that to you. The crowd
was rich in its applause for Patnik
in my opinion.
I might tell Warren that Michael
Peppe. his coach, picked the officials,
not Matt. I might inform him that
there was no change of decision in
the 100 in the duel between Haynie
and Johnson. The announcer re-
ported the wrong decision and had to
be corrected by the officials. There
are other examples-but, ah, why
fret. Anything for a laugh, eh Mr.
Warren! And then there's a repeat
engagement next month, one which
°e are all looking forward to with
h2 keenest of anticipation.
XII: LETTERS and two cards added
new fuel to the Burlingame-Lar-
jon ba'e yesterday, and this de-
ra rinht ray hire a secretary to
audie the unprecedented mail.
Among the letter wr'iters were
Don Siegel, Ken Chlrein, Carl
W. Carr, W. D. Reynos, Bruce
._ ,yer, and Sam nad Tcvm
Foot. The cards were anonymous
both denreciating Mr Eurli.-
game with gusto.
claimed that the writer was
Uiased since "without University box-
ers in his show it would amount to
very little." He commended Larson's
handling of the men, especially with
regard to withdrawals in bouts.
This corner will have a few
comments of its own to make
about this affair and its bearing
on the University's athletic pro-
gram in the near future.
And before I forget, if Al Cotton,
sports editor of the Jackson Citizen
Patriot, can round up some heavy-
weight talent, Siegel will enter the
Jackson Golden Gloves tourney next
month. Wonder why he isn't fight-
ipn here?

CLc OT '
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Gehrig Agrees
To Salary Cut
Yankee Star Signs Early
For Thirty Thousand
NEW YORK, Jan. 25.-(IP)-Lou
lehrig, who has played first base for
the New York Yankees in 2,122 con-
secutive games, today signed a con-
tract calling for a salary of between!
$30,000 and $39,000 for 1939, his 15th
season with the world champions.
As baseball's. highest-paid player,
Gehrig received $39,000 last year
vhen he had one of his poorest sea:"
sons. When the new Yankee con-
tracts were put in the mails last Sat-
irday, it was reported the big first
sacker had been asked to take a $9,-
100 cut.
Last night he called at the home
of Edward G. Barrow, newly-elected
president of the club, and the , two
came to what Barrow called "A com-
promise agreement." He added that
Lou "appeared satisfied."

From an insignificant bench warm-i
er to a spot among the leading scor-
ers in the Big Ten in a space of
hardly three weeks-that's Tom Har-
mon's record.
Counting 17 points to lead the on-
slaught on Iowa and adding nine more
against Ohio State Monday, Michi-
gan's great sophomore athlete now
boasts a total of 49 points in six
games and fifth place in the list of
she leading point-makers in the Con-
Two notches below Harmon, rank-
ing seventh on the list is Eddie Thom-
as with 41 points. "Ish" counted 16
points in last week's two starts to
Pump from 16th place to the, ranks
of the leaders.
Taking advantage of the illness of
the Iowa star, 'Ben Stephens, Pick
Dehner, sharp-shooting Illinois cen-
ter leaped into the scoring lead.
Scoring 10 and 12 points in two week-
end starts, the big pivot star now has
accumulated 74 points. In second|
place, but three points removed from

his teammate is Bill Hapac, Illini
forward who advanced from fourth
place to second by virtue of 17 mark-
ers against Wiscoisin.
Still very much in the running for
the scoring title is Ohio State's flashy
forward Jimmy Hull whose record
now totals 58. The Buckeye captain
has participated in only four games,
and boasts an average of 14 plus.
Although benched by a severe case
of influenza, Stephens, Hawkeye cap-
tain and last week's leader, remained
in fourth place in the standings with
56 points in four games.
1. Dehner, Illinois .. 6 25 24 74
2. Hapac, Illinois .... 6 25 21 71
3. Hull, Ohio State .. 4 23 12 58
4. Stephens, Iowa ... 4 18 20 56
5. HARMON, Michigan 6 17 15 49
6. Kundla, Minn. ... 5 19 4 42
7. THOMAS, Michigan 6 15 11 41
8. Addington, Minn. . 5 13 13 39
9. Dick, Minn....... 5 16 5 37
-10. Dupee, Iowa ......5 12 13 37





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