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v eI


Swimmers Go
To Columbus
For Big Tens
Heavily Favored Natators
Will Be Aiming At New
All-TimeScoring Mark
Matt Mann's super-charged spe-
cial, as swift and streamlined a
swimming team as Michigan has
ever had, shoots off today toward
Columbus to defend its crown in the
Conference championships at the
beautiful Buckeye Natatorium to-
morrow and Saturday
Undefeated, untied, in fact, un-
approached in dual meet competi-
tion so far this season, the Wolver-
ines are heavily favored to roll up
the highest score in the colorful his-
tory of the meet. Last year the Matt
Mann charges scored 73 points to
set a new mark, but when the Wol-
verines start cutting through the
waves tomorrow, anything up to 80
points might result.
Only one other team has the least
chance in the meet this weekend,
and that one, Ohio State, lost to
the Michigan team two months ago,
47-37. Since then Matt Mann ha
added experience and confidence,
and a supreme coating of condition
as well as backstroker Francis Heydt,
to his ranks. At the same time, the
Buckeyes have failed to improve to
any marked extent. Besides the
Michigan setback they have been
beaten by' Yale, Wayne and New
"York AC.
In this dual competition so far,
the powerful Wolverines have rolled
over four of the nine foes they will
swim against this weekend. After
losing two of the firsts in the Buck-
eye meet, the Michigan mermen won
every other event on their Big Ten
schedule. All in all, they scored 233
points to 102 for their Conference
rivals in the four dual meets.
It will be the Michigan freestyle
and backstroke strength that will
especially be impressive in the Con-
fererce this year. The Wolverines
have Charley Barker, the collegiate
sprinting champion, Gus Sharemet,
one of the greatest freestylers of all
time, Jim Welsh, the Conference 220-
yard champion, Ed Hutchens, a vast-
ly improved performer, as well as
John Gillis, Tommy Williams, Bill
Holmes, Larry Wehrheim and Blake
Thaxter to take care of the free style
With the addition of Heydt, the
Iowa transfer, Coach Mann now has
three backstrokers who can consis-
tently crack 1:39 over the 150-yard
distance. Heydt finished second in
the Conference two years ago. Bill
Beebe, a junior, was third in the
meet at Lafayette last year, and Dick
Redl, the sophomore of the trio, has
proven he is capable of staying right
in his teammate's speedy company.
Except for divers Hal Benham and
Jack Wolin who ar& already in Co-
lumbus testing the boards there, the
entire Michigan team sets out at
10 a.m. today in a three car proces--
sion for the Ohio capital. Included
in the traveling squad are Gus and
John Sharemet, John Haigh, Thax-
ter, Wehrheim, Welsh, Hutchens,
Williams, Barker, Gillis, Holmes,
Heydt, Beebe and RiedL

By Mel Fineberg
Tidbits ...And Track...
We felt very flattered yesterday.
Someone called us up and asked
us the result of some basketball
games (we don't know yet what
game it was). Sorry, we said, we
didn't hear you. Our anonymous
caller repeated his query but it
was still unintelligible. Finally,
he said "wait a minute," appar-
ently turned away from the phone
to ask a friend something and
then came back to us.
"Excuse me," he excused, "I just
found out that game is tonight. I
guess even you wouldn't know the re-
* * *
We heard a good story the other
day and while'golf is a little out of
season, humor never is. And with
that little bit of philosophy out of the
way, we'll get on to the tale.
A certain golfer was playing a
hole on some unnamed course. It
was one of those affairs where a.
good drive would clear a water
hazard, a fair drive would drop
in the drink with the penalty be-
ing ,the loss of a stroke. Well,
this' certain golfer hit his first
ball into the creek, then a second
and a third and a fourth and a
fifth. He walked up to the creek
(his caddy behind him) and then
not so calmly threw his driver in-
to the water. Then he turned to
his golf bag, threw 17 balls in.
One by one he tossed every club in
and finally the golf bag.-
By this time, the caddy was in hys-
terics and burst out laughing. So
the irate monster in plus fours picked
up the caddy and threw him in too.
The payoff came when the caddy
couldn't swim and our golfing friend
had to jump in himself to save the
kid. That made it quite unanimous.
Twice each year, the German de-
partment's Mr. Philip Diamond takes
it upon himself to enlighten others
as to the outcome of the Big Ten
track meet. He manages this enlight-
enment with a great deal of success.
This year, he feels, the meet will
be much closer than it was last year.
The Wolverines will be a one point
winner with 35 points with Indiana
and Wisconsin breathing hot on their
necks with 34 and 251/2 points re-
Here are the Diamond conclusions.
Usually they are (pardon the pun)
The team scores behind the leaders
are: Northwestern 13%/2, Illinois 12,
Ohio State 11, Purdue and Minnesota
7, Chicago 3, and Iowa 2.
60-yard dash: Piker, Northwestern,
winner; Smith, Michigan; Cochrane,
Indiana; Davenport, Chicago; Franck,
440-yard dash: Cochrane, Indiana,
winner; Breidenbach, Michigan; Sulz-
man, Ohio State; McCown and Downs
880-yard run: Kane, Indiana, win-

Varsity Faces Serious Indiana
Bid In Conference Track Meet

No matter what side the dopester
is on, he can come to only one con-
clusion about the 1940 Indoor Con-
ference track meet: it will be a
three team race, with Michigan de-
feating Indiana by several points,
and Wisconsin slightly behind the
two leaders. That, briefly, is the way
things shape up for Saturday night
in Chicago.
However, a few breaks here and
there can throw the meet into the
laps of the gods, with any one of
the three winning. A pile-up in the
rat race, familiarly known as the
440-yard dash, can make a differ-
ence of as much as ten points in
the final score. Similar possibilities
for upsets are present in almost eve-
ry event.
Close Struggle Ahead
So, the closest struggle in recent
years looms ahead of Ken Doherty's
first Michigan varsity track team,
with the Indiana three-man team
of Roy Cochran, Campbell Kane and
Archie Harris offering the most ser-
ious threat to Michigan's domination
of the meet. And, once again, it will
probably be the characteristic bal-
ance of the Wolverines which will
pull them through.
While the Hoosiers present the
probable winner in four events, the
Wolverines will offer only two fa-
vorites-Capt. Ralph Schwarzkopf in
the two-mile, and Don Canham in
the high jump. Kane is the man to
beat in both the half mile and the
mile, Cochran in the 440, and Ar-
chie Harris in the shot put. Wiscon-
sin has the favorite Ed Smith in the
hurdles, so that the three schools
may have all but three of the win-
All Depends On Trio
In addition to their great'trio, the
Hoosiers may place only in the dash
(Cochran again!), Hedges in the
mile or the two-mile, Hoke in the
880, and their relay team, so their
showing will depend directly on how
-well the triumvirate can hold up
through all the running they will
have to do in the trials and the fi-
nals. If they fall down in any one
ner; Buxton, Wisconsin; Hogan,
Michigan; Hoke, Indiana; Jester,
Mile run:/Kane, Indiana; Holder-
man, Purdue; Barrett, Michigan; Eis-
enhart, Ohio State; Hedges, Indiana.
Two mile run: Schwarzkopf, Mich-
igan, winner; Hedges, Indiana; Ack-
erman, Michigan; Farin, Wisconsin;
Liljgren, Minnesota.
65-yard high hurdles: Smith, Wis-
consin, wvinner; Kelley, Michigan;
Finch, Northwestern; Olson and Reis-
ing, Illinois.
Mile relay: Illinois, winner; Indi-
ana, Michigan, Purdue, Ohio.
Shot put: Harris, Illinois, winner;
Paskvan and Malisch, Wisconsin;
Lenz, Iowa; Weber, Purdue.
Pole vault: Linta, Ohio State, De-
field, Minnesota, and Williams, Wis-
consin, grouped in first place tie;
Thistlewaite, Northwestern; David-
son, Chicago.
High jump: Canham, Michigan,
winner; Smith, Northwestern, and
Haarer, Wisconsin, tie for second;
Livingston, Ohio State, Butler, Minne-
sota and Edwards, Illinois, tie for

event, the meet looks to be in the
bag for Michigan.
Badgers Fair All-Around
Wisconsin presents much more all-
around strength, but the men don't
appear quite good enough to match
Michigan's power. Spoerl in the
dash, Outdoor Conference king Ed
Buxton in the 880, Harrer in the
high jump, Williams and Gardner
in the pole vault, Farin and Knox in
the two-mile, and Paskvan and Ma-
lisch in the shot put tells just about-
the whole Badger story. Buxton has-
n't shown too well this year, and is
being doped to run about fourth.
Paskvan will probably take a back
seat to Harris, while their other two
strongest entries, Harrer and Wil-
liams, will have Michigan's Don Can-
ham and a host of good vaulters,
respectively, with which to contend.
Michigan, however, presents many
possibilities. Al Smith was barely
nosed out at Illinois by the defend-
ing Big Ten dash champ, Myron Pi-
ker, of Northwestern. Dye Hogan
has run the fastest 880 in the Con-
ference this season. Breidenbach is
practically the co-favorite with
Cochran in the 440. Ed Barrett, third
outdoors, Jack Dobson, and Karl
Wisner are all highly capable milers.
Add to this a mile relay team deter-
mined to win, and it looks like num-
ber secen in a row for Michigan.
Brogan Is Eleted
Captain Of 1940-41
Basketball Squad
(Continued from Page 1)
high school circles four years ago
when he played for Lansing St.
Mary's. At that time Brogan set a
new individual season's scoring record
with 266 points, and in one contest
he put on a one-man performance as
he connected for 42 points.
Brogan is rated as one of the best
long shot artists in the Conference,
but his scoring ability is not limited
as he can shoot a variety of shots
equally as well from any angle on
the floor.
At the same time that Brogan was
elected captain yesterday, William
Osborn, LaPorte, Ind., was appointed
to succeed Larry Rinek as senior man-
ager of the basketball team. George
Grover, Owosso, was named alternate
senior manager.
The following men were chosen to
serve in the capacity of junior man-
agers: William Schomburgh, Jr., To-
ledo; Charles Solar, Ann Arbor; Har-
old Stackler, Chicagd, Ill.; and Rob-
ert T. Wallace, Rochester, N.Y.
I-M Sports
All nine residence halls will take
part in dual swimming meets at
7:30 p.m. today in the Intramural
The events are: 100 yard relay,
25 yard breast stroke, 50 yard free
style, *25 yard back stroke, 25 yard
free style, diving and the 75 yard

Hockey Team
Opens Series
Against Illini
Sextets Will Play Tonight
And Saturday; Varsity
Favored ToTriumph
After stumbling through one of
the poorest seasons in Michigan hoc-
key history, the Wolverines will go
into the home stretch tonight at
Champaign in the first game of their
windup series with Vic Heyliger's
The Lowreymen hung up an easy
8-3 win over the Paris, Ontario,
Athletic Club here last Saturday, af-
ter being manhandled in four games
by Michigan Tech, and Minnesota,
and the two remaining contests with
Illinois' weak squad should not hurt
the Michigan cause in the win col-
To date, the Wolverines have piled
up 13 losses as against one tie and
four wins, and two of these victories
came at the expense of Illinois here
earlier in the season.
Wolverines Took First Two
Heyliger, who played brilliant hoc-
key for Michigan under Lowrey did
not make an impressive debut here
as coach. The Wolverines had little
trouble with his Illini then, and beat
them 3-1, 5-1. Neither game pro-
vided a great deal of action, and left
much to be desired in the way of
good hockey.
The only change in the lineups
since the last me'eting of the squads
is the absence of Larry Calvert, who
has been lost to the Michigan team
through graduation.
Paul Goldsmith will take the cen-
ter spot in the first line, flanked. by
Jim Lovett and Gil Samuelson. Gold-
smith scored two goals against the
Illini in the first series, while Gil
Samuelson managed to get one goal.
Bert Stodden and Charley Ross
will be on the defense line for the
Lowreymen. Ross had a big night,
last Saturday against Paris when he
turned the hat-trick with three
goals. Against Illinois this season
he has also scored three goals. Stod-
den tallied only once in that series.
James Winds Up Career
Captain Spike James will be in
the nets for Michigan, and for him
these two games will be the last
in his great college career.
Bill Canfield, Bob Collins, John
Corson and Fred Heddle will share
the second-line duties.
Heyliger will start Captain John-
ny White, Joe Lutzer and Wayne
McKibbin on his first line. Lotzer
has accounted for the only two points
Illinois has scored against Michigan
this year. Chet Ziemba and Maurice
Thompson will pair off at the de-
fense posts, with Jack Gillan in the
Chuck Mettler, Howie Kopel and
Tommy Jaworek will make up the
relief line for Illinois.
Probable starting lineups:



James G Gillan With Diamonds $15 and up
Stodden D Ziemba
Ross D Thompson0
Goldsmith C Lotzer
Samuelson W White JEb
Lovett W McKibben * ! P'O
Michigan alternates: Lovett, Sam- J etlers
uelson, Heddle, Corson.
Illinois alternates: Mettler, Kopal, 308 SOUTH STATE
Jaworek, Stewart.

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