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January 29, 1939 - Image 6

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New High Jump King?

line, open the indoor season Feb.
14 in the Field House against
Michigan State. A warmup.
Then on Feb. 18, Hoyt takes his
crew to Champaign for the Illinois
Relays where he'll get a pretty ac-
curate sizeup of the rest of the Con-
ference. In the Field House again
on Feb. 24 the fighting Irish of Notre
Dame, which sounds awkward as a
track coloring, Invade for another
home meeting. I think Charley will
spend an enjoyable February.
With exams over, Matt Mann's
natators should be in fine fettle for
Yale in a meet at the Intramural
Pool, Feb. 11. Walt Tomski, assum-
ing he weathers that academic nor-
wester, will be back. Should be a real
Then on Feb. 18, the swim-
mers head for an Ohio town
known as Columbus where an ir-
ate group of Buckeyes will seek
to prove that "they wuz robbed."
Comment would be superfluous
concerning the merits of this
Minnesota brings its notoriously
weak crew here on the 21st, and the
Michigan squad takes a swim out at
Iowa City on the 25th. They fol-
low with an Evanston dip on the 27th.
Back into that Conerence hot-
bed step Bennie Oosterbaan's
forces with Illinois starting things
off in the Field House, Feb. 13.
Feb. 18 the boys move to Chicago,
Feb. 25 to Purdue, and we'll be
watching them again Feb. 27
when Ohio State invades.
Coach Cliff Keen and his undefeat-
ed aggregation, who incidentally, are
slated for Conference honors, ex-
hibit their wares on two occasions.
Feb. 18 they entertain Michigan State
and Feb. 25 Ohio State.
Ed Lowrey's troupe has a busy
month ahead. Feb. 11, they meet
Western Ontario away; Feb. 15
Paris A.C. here; Feb. 18, Water-
loo, here; and Feb. 23 and 25
will be spent in Minneapolis play-
ing you-know-who.
Thus on two successive weekends
some nine events are listed. Feb. 18
finds three teams away, track, bas-
ketball and swimming, and tyo home,
wrestling and hockey. On Feb. 25, the
wrestlers will entertain the local mob
while the swimmers, cagers, and sex-
tet toi*. That's quite a calendar, boys
and girls.
CONTRIBS: Alumnus H. B. Sween-
ey, a Clevelander, calls from De-
troit to tell me that two Kiski offi-
cials spent the afternoon here yester-
day . . .J. L. Marks, Jr., assistant
head of the school, made his first
Ann Arbor visit accompanied by D. C.
Sutherland, athletic director of Kiski
... Sutherland is a Michigan gradu-
ate of 1922 and this was his first re-
turn in 16 years ... They visited Paul
Kromer, Jeep Mehaffey, Jack Meyer,
and Ralph Fritz ... Larry Allen drops
a note with the news that Ken Mc-
Adam, flashy McMaster hocJey play-
ers, has been signed by the Toronto
Maple Leafs and will be farmed to
the Syracuse Stars of the Interna-
tional League . . . His team opened
the hockey season here last Decem-
, - a xaet


Weakness In Pole-Vault Offsets
Unparalleled High-Jump Power
(Editor's Note: This is the sixth in and Doherty is expected to better
a series of articles discussing the pros- [hat mark. Hoyt also believes that
pects for the 1939 Michigan track teamKs
which will be defending its Big Ten Bob King, another sophomore, who
Indoor title this winter. Today-high has gone over six feet, will come
jump and pole vault.) along and develop into a good man.
By DICK SIERK Charlie is rather disconsolate over
The high-,jump represents one of pole-vault prospects. Aside from Dave
thestronge-jmpventsforesens onefCushing, the red-headed junior, there
the strongest events for the Wolver- is very little to stand up and cheer
Ines this year, the pole-vault the about. It is possible, says Hoyt, that
weakest. The high-jump squad boasts Cushing will be up around the 13 foot
three top-notchers, the pole-vault mark before the year is over and if
roster lists only one man expected to he is able to reach that height he can
be a point-winner of any conse- be sure of a high place in Big Ten
quence. circles.
The strength of the high-jump Gus Fabyan, who will -:e-enter
squad lies in the prowess of Wes school in February, and Norm Pur-
Allen. Capt. Bill Watson, and Don uicker, who may forsake sprinting
Canham.aThis trio .is unique in that for the vault, are the only other pos-
all have done at least 6 ft. 5 in. and sibilities
form what is believed to be the
strongest squad of high-jumpers ever
boasted by a college team. Even Ohio Don Sie el To Box
State never had anyone to go with
Dave Albritton and Mel Walker who In Lansino- Tourney
could give it a third better-than-six- i"
three jumper.
Wes Is Top Man Big Don Siegel, the state of Michi-
Allen is the class of the lot, hav- gan's number one amateur heavy-
ing taken second in both the Indoor weight, leaves his gridiron career be-
and Outdoor Conference meets last hind him to enter the Central A.A.U.
year. He has done 6 ft. 7 in. and with boxing tournament at Lansing Feb. 7.
Albritton missing from Big Ten com- Siegel is in great hopes of finding
petition this year, the, lanky Cleve- an opponent. He has been having
lander is heir-apparent to the Buck- his troubles along this line but figures
eye ace's throne. that in a tournament somebody else
Watson is best known for his ex- has to show up.
ploits as a weight-man but he sur- The 210 pound Wolverine gridder
prised everyone last spring when, in is planning to follow up with two or
addition to three firsts in the Con- three other tournaments around the
ference meet, he picked up a third state this year. Don is the present
behind Albritton and Allen in the state amateur heavyweight champion,
high-jump with a magnificent 6 ft. the Detroit CY s king, and has lost
5 in. leap.; but one fight in his career. Eight of
Sophomore Star Competes his 11 victories have been by the
Canham is the sophomore whoI knockout route.
made such a big impression last He has been working out under the
year as a freshman. He, too, has done eye of Coach Vern Larson at Water-
6 ft. 5 in., having cleared the height man Gym ever since returning from
while still in high school and under the East-West football game in San
the capable tutelage of Coaches Hoyt Francisco Jan. 2.

Wes Allen, Michigan junior who
finished second in last year's Big
Ten meet, is the odds on favorite to
grab Dave Albritton's old high
jump crown. Wes makes his open-
ing appearance against Michigan
State Feb. 14.
ber . . . Bob Cohn, '41, sends a letter
with a New York Times clipping re-
porting that Edward Usher, Jr., form-
er Michigan and Green Bay Packer
football star, has been appointed as-
sistant football coach at Long Island
University . . . Usher, who played
with Tad Weiman and Harry Kijke,
is director of the sports division of
the Whalen Fair (sometimes referred
to as the World's Fair).
Michigan State 39; Butler 29.
Cornell 39; Yale 28.
Oklahoma 56; Nebraska 39.
Central St. Teach. 45; Mich. Nor. 26.1
Bowling Green 50; Detroit Tech. 31.t

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