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Cagers Close Season

With 43 To 32 Victory Over Go

Jim Rae Leads
Varsity Attack
With 12 Points.



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Michigan Breaks Even
With Sixth Conference
Win; Sofiak Scores 10
(Continued from Page 1)

No Feudin' Please . .

the floor swished the nets as the gun
went off to close the contest at 43-32
for the Wolverines.
Pink, Wood and Rae dropped the
curtain on their varsity careers to-
night along with Minnesota's dimin-
utive guard, Johnny Dick and Harold
Van Every.
Gopher Endin +g

Minnesota (32) FG
Carlson, f-.....3
Warhol, c .......2
Anderson, g.... 1
Dick, g .. . ..... 2
Mohr, g .........1
Van Every, g.,.... 1
Ahrens, f ........ 0
Pearson, c.......1
Johnson, g .......1
Totals... 12
Michigan (43) FG
Sofiak, f........2
Ruehle, f .......
Rae,c ..........4
Pink, g ........... 2
Wood, g . ....0.
Brogan, g......4.




ONE of the swimming races of the year was run off (we never know
whether or not swimming races are run or swum off) last Saturday
night-one week ahead of schedule. Charley Barker and Gus Sharemet
met for the first time over the 100-yard route and the result was that it
appears that the old order changeth.
Gus Sharemet beat Charley Barker, National Collegiate champion
at 50-yards and co-champion at 100-yards, in the second fastest time
ever swum (this time we're sure it's not run) by a Michigan swimmer
(not runner). The time was :52.2, surpassed only by Walt Tomski's
52 seconds flat last year against Yale. .
The story lies in the fact that this is the first time this year that Barker
has essayed the century. All along he's been concentrating on the 50 and
then swimming a leg on the free-style relay. Sharemet, on the other hand
and also on his stomach, has been swimming hundreds all year.
Matt Mann was a little bit afraid to let the pair swim against each
other.' Sharemet is undoubtedly the brightest prospect ever to hit the
campus. Barker is the champion. Both are team men but still he was afraid
they'd start feuding. That's what happened to Ed Kirar and Tomski for
two years and on a minor scale, too, Tom Haynie and Jimmy Welsh last
year. It's something unconscious when you're trying to beat someone else.
Anyhow, Matt wasn't taking any chances of anything changing
Barker's name to Martin and Sharemet's to Coy. So what we've been
driving at is that the first time they were going to meet was this week-
end at the Conference meet in Columbus. Instead Matt shoved the
schedule up a week, probably because he feared that the first time out
together they might try to beat each other.
Well, if Gus swims another 52.2 and Barker, after a slow first fifty,
finishes three feet behind him, the rest of the swimming world can start
wishing they'd stop trying to beat each other and concentrate on the rest
of the field.
CORNERSTONES: Tommy Decker, injured pole vaulter, started to sprint
on his injured ankle last night and will be able to vault at the Conference
meet this week ... Strother Martin, sophomore diver who sprained his ankle
a couple of weeks ago, probably won't be ready to compete at Columbus .. .
Davie Nelson, who can play half a dozen positions on the diamond, popped
up with a pain. in the side that was diagnosed as chronic appendicitis ...
Unless it becomes .worse, however, Nelson will not have to undergo an oper-
ation until summer . .. Les Veigel's brother Alan is a candidate for the
Boston Bees' pitching staff . . .Al made his big league debut against Johnny
Gee and the Pirates last fall . . . Hurlers Jack Barry and Mase Gould were
high school rivals several years ago when Barry pitched and played third
base for Kotona, N. Y., and Gould did the pitching for Scarsdale, N. Y. ..
Bennie Oosterbaan is the only Michigan man ever to have led the Big Ten
in scoring in the 22 years during which the records have been kept. He did
it in 1928 by scoring 57 field goals and 15 free throws for a total of 129
pointq... Wisconsin and Minnesota are the only Conference teams which
haven't had an individual scoring champion. . . Purdue has had nine indi-
vidual leaders and Illinois, in second place, has had but three . . . Indiana
is the only team which has never been undisputed title-holder The
Hoosiers have, however, finished in a first place tie three times ... . Purdue
has won the most Big Ten titles-five-and has tied for it seven times.
Wisconsin is next with four crowns and the same number of ties... Mich-
igan has been on top alone but once, in 1927, and in 1926 and 1929 was tie
for the title.

Rowe Shows Back In The Picture
His Old Form
In Tiger Drill
Team Is Brought To Full
Strength As Gehringer,
Averill, Campbell Arrive
LAKELAND, Fla., March 4.-(P)-
Warning to the New York Yankees
and the rest of the American League
-your old pal Lynwood Rowe looks
like he has finally found the come-
back trail.
The one-time schoolboy, now 28
years old and matured beyond his <> >-
age by the tragedy of having his
mighty arm go "dead," dominated SCHOOLBOY ROWE
the Detroit Tiger workout today with
his free, easy pitching in batting sons before going down to Beau-
practice. mont of the Texas League, where he
"He started to use a full arm swing won 16 and lost nine. Rowe made
late last season," said a jubilant Man- something of a comeback in 1939 as
ager Del Baker, "and that was the he scored 10 victories and lost 12
first time he did it since he had his games for Detroit.
arm trouble. I'm glad to see him do Rowe has worked himself into con-
it because it convinces me that he dition gradually this season but he
has lost all fear of arm troubles." may get a test , against big league
In case you have forgotten, Rowe competition next week-and if his
won 24 games in 1934 and Detroit comeback appears genuine the stock
won the pennant. The following sea- of the Tigers will climb accordingly.
son the big fellow scored 19 victories The Detroit squad was completed
and he came up with tthe same num- today when outfielders Earl Averill
ber of wins in 1936. and Bruce Campbell and second base-
Then came the arm trouble and man Charley Gehringer rolled into
Rowe won only one game in two sea- camp.
Grapplers' Title Hopes Remain
Alive DespiteHoosier Licking

13 15 431

scare at half: Michigan 16, Minne-
sota 13.
Big Ten Swim
Marks Sought
By Wolverin
There is nothing sacred, nothing'
inviolable in fact, nothing immortal
about existing Big Ten swimming
records and Matt Mann's mermen
will get a chance to prove that fact
when they pull into Columbus this
weekend for the Conference cham-
In last year's 'meet at Lafayette,
six of the eight records melted dur-
ing the struggle, with the Wolver-
ines accounting for five of them.
According to Coach Mann, there is
no reason why the Michigan power
can't improve on those performances
comes this weekend. "This present
bunch I have is capable of cracking
them all except the breastroke per-
haps, and Ohio's Johnny Higgins
can take care of that one," he pointed
Certainly the Wolverines ought to
find no, trouble surpassing the relay
marks. Ohio State is the present king
of the medley with the 2:56.8 timing
turned in last year, but it was just
two weks ago that the crack Michi-
gan trio, Bill Beebe, John and Gus
Sharemet, swam the distance in 2:55.4
with a minimum of opposition from
their rivals, the Iowa Hawkeyes.
In the 400-yard free-style relay,
it's the same story. The present


Michigan's hopes for a Conference
wrestling title were not killed by the
Indiana beating Saturday, as the
23-3 score might indicate. In spite
of the fact that only the brilliant
Harland Danner was able to come
out on. top, the Wolverines gave a
performance that showed them cap-
able of taking the crown this eek-
end if they get their share o the
With Capt. Forrest Jordan and Bill
Combs on the sidelines with injuries,
the Wolverines suffered only one fall
at the hands of the Big Ten cham-
pions, and in four matches came
within a shade of getting the nod.
Jordan and Combs will return to
the lineup this week.
Closest bouts of the meet were Jim
Galles' one-point loss to Conference
titleholder Chauncey McDaniels and
lbn Nichols' defeat by "Tuffy" In-
man by the same margin. McDaniels,
behind his less experienced foe dur-
ing most of the match, scored a go-
behind with two minutes to go and
rode Galles the rest of the way to
squeeze out an 8-7 win. Nichols'
match with Inman went much the

record board reads 3:33.8 set by Ed
Hutchens, Bill Holmes, Charley Bar-
ker and Walt Tomski during the
1939 meet. This year's Wolverine
quartet, made up of John Gillis, Bar-
ker, Tommy Williams and Gus Share-
met did three-tenths of a second bet-
ter against Northwestern last Satur-
day, with Gus loafing through the
final lap.
Even the senational freestyle times
that Tomski and Tom Haynie turned
in last year will be' threatened this
weekend. Barker, the intercollegiate
sprint king, with a 23.2 against Mich-
igan State and a 23.0 while finishing
second to Tomski against Yale here
a year ago, is Matt Mann's bet to
take care of the :23.1 record for the
50-yard race.
For the century, it will be Michi-

gan's great sophomore, Gus Share-
met, who will be favored to upsetJ
Tomski's present mark. No more need
be said than the fact that Gus's
:52.2 against Northwestern was four-
tenths of a second faster than the
record Walt hung up in Lafayette last

in Over Irish Pleases Doherty

It was easy to tell that this was
the week of the Conference Meet,,
at the Field House yesterday, for the
building hummed with activity. Ken
Doherty was occupied with the prep-
aration of his track team for the
meet in Chicago, but he took time
off to say a few words about last
Saturday's meet with Notre Dame
in which the Wolverines came the
closest they've been to a dual meet
defeat in the last two years-only a
13 point win.
"In the first place," remarked Do-
herty, "we were holding back for
this weekend. That's only natural.
All the boys want to have everything
they've got for the Big Tens, so
they didn't go all out. And, what's
more, some of the men were not run
at all because they were not quite
in shape or were slightly injured.
"For instance, Warren Breidenbach I

had a strained muscle, so we didn't
run him in the 440. In the relay, he
picked up all but a foot of the lead
Notre Dame had, but he didn't let
himself out because we did 't need
it. No, I wouldn't say the closeness
of the meet had any real signifi-
Doherty went on to say that the
peculiar shape of the Notre Dame
track harppered men like Jack Leu-
tritz who couldn't reduce their long
strides as mucn as the banked turns
Next came words of commendation
for almost everyone who went on the
trip. "Al Smith looked great despite
the fact that the judges picked Sag-
gau as the winner, and Bill Harnist
surprised everyone with his sprint-
Ed Barrett chimed in with "I wish
they'd told me the Field House mile
record was only 4:19.1. I was leading
by quite a bit, so I coasted in with

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