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Varsity Track men Win Seventh Straight Butler Rela

Ts Title


By Mel Fineberg

Adds Another Crown

Leg Wins



Steals The Show

Mie Relay

Peace Pact Signed:
Civil War Ended As Swimmers
Cancel Inter-Class Tank Battle

Quarter Miler's Great Sprint Climaxes
Meet; Indiana Is A Close Second

(Today's column is written by Herb
Lev, Senior Assistant Sports Editor).
That Final Fling... -
It was just thee years ago this
spring that a long and lanky fresh-
man whose long hair and glasses at
first glance made him appear out o
place in Yost Field House, reported
to Coach Ray Fisher in the batting
The lad wasn't exactly a stran-
ger to Ray. He had just complet-
ed a strenuous campaign on Fish-
er's yearling basketball squad and
his change into baseball togs was
eagerly awaited by the veteran
diamond mentor. He was Russ
Dobson, a local boy who many
times in past years had sauntered
over to Ferry Field to give im-
promptu exhibition of his pitch-
ing skill. Here Fisher thought
and with good reason that he had
a freshman moundsman who
would show the Varsity the type
of pitching the approaching Big
Ten campaign had in store for
Dobson didn't disappoint him. Day
after day he dazzled the Varsity hit-
ters, mixing his blistering fast ball
with wide sweeping curves and ex-
hibting more natural stuff than any
freshmian had shown Fisher since the
days of the peerless Berger Larson.
The sports minded factions of
the campus eagerly awaited Dob-
son's athletic coming of age. He
was the logical man to lead the
Wolverines back to the Big Ten
championship after a season
among the also rans.
The conclusion of the indoor work-
outs found the youngster holding a
high place in Fisher's plans, and the
season opener found him on the
mound in place of two tried and true
veterans of Conference warfare. When
he was shellacked from the box, it
was attributed to inexperience. He
was give nanother chance in the Big
Ten opener but fared no better and
a rest cure was ordered.
On his return to action, a medi-
ocre Toledo nine drove him to the
showers, and he was finally rele-
gated to bull pen duty for the
remainder of the season. Strange
to say, during practice sessions
he lost none of his stuff, and
hence there developed a mystery
unsolved to the present day.
Came the junior year and roughly
the same results. In practice a wow,
in competition a washout. Towards
the fag end of the season he showed
signs of coming around but natur-
ally Fisher's first concern was vic-
tories so he preferred to stick to less
talented but more dependable hurl-
They're saying around the
Filed House that it's a rejuven-
ated Dobson back for his last
try. The bespectacled youth
informs all that he's serious
about his baseball this year. He's
a senior and professional baseball
looms in the future.
In his three years at Michigan Russ
has seen pitchers with far less native
ability make the big jump into pro
ball. He has convinced his coaches
and teammates that he has the stuff.
Now all he has to do is convince him-
self, and he may yet realize his am-
bition along with enhancing Michi-
gan's chances for recapturing Con-
ference honors after three years.
-Herb Lev

Don Canham, Michigan's co-
holder of the Big Ten high jump
title and undefeated in track com-
petition this season, leaped six feet
five inches to win the Butler Re-
lays crown last night. Walt Arring-
ton, Michigan State entry, finished
second with a jump of six feet
three inches.
Tigers Beat Dodgers, 3-2
On Dick Bartell's Single
LAKELAND, Fla., March 16.-('P)
-The Detroit Tigers made the most
of seven hits today to win their
fourth spring exhibition game and
their third victory in four starts
from the Brooklyn Dodgers, 3 to 2.
Shortstop Dick Bartell's eighth-
inning single scoring Earl Averill,
broke a 2-2 deadlock and put the
game on ice for the Tigers.
Bill Fleming, right-hander obtain-
ed from Hollywood, and Alton Ben-
ton allowed the Flatbush Gang seven
hits, including two doubles and a
triple, but kept them scattered.
Fleming yielded five of the blows
and all of the runs.

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old mark by Pittsburgh, Kans .State
Teachers College, 1936, 8:01.2).
Shot Put: Won by John Bazyk,
Pittsburgh University, (49 feet, eight
inches); second, Cliff Brosey, Notre
Dame (49, four and 1/8 inches);
third. Archie Harris, Indiana, (48 ft.
one-half inch); fourth, Edward Kas-
putis, Ohio University (47 feet, four
and one-half inches).
University Medley Relay: Won by
Indiana (Hoke, Cochran, Hedges,
Kane) ; Second, Michigan; third, No-
tre Dame. Time 10:10.3 (New world's
indoor record. Old mark of 10:14 set
by Indiana in 1938).
60-yard Dash: Won by William
Carter, Pittsburgh; second, Harold
Stickel, Pittsburugh; third, Alan
Smith, Michigan; fourth, G. Stuck-
kie, Western State. Time 6.2 seconds.
High Jump: Won by Donald Can-
ham, Michigan; (6 feet five inches) ;
second, Walter Arrington, Michigan
State (6 feet three inches); tied for
third and fourth, Ted Leonas, Notre
Dame and Ed Miklus, Indiana Uni-
versity; Al Livingston and Andy
Jones, both of Ohio State. (six feet
two inches).
60-yard High Hurdles: Won by Ed
Smith, Wisconsin; second, Charles
Marshall," Butler; third, Dave Reidy,
Notre Dame; fourth, Dave Rankin,
Purdue. Time seven and four-tenths
seconds. (Equals world's and Relays
records set by Ken Sanbach of Purdue
in 1934 and equaled by Harvey Wood-
stra of Michigan State in 1938 and
Smith in 1939).
University Four-Mile Relay: Won
by Michigan (Heyl, Schwarzkopf, Ac-
kerman, Barrett); second, Michigan
State; third, Indiana; fourth, Ohio
State. Time 17:49.8 (New Relays rec-
ord. Old mark 17:55.6 set by Michi-
gan in 1939).
College Mile Relay: Won by Wayne
University (Wingo, Ainsworth, Was-
kiewicz, Doan); second, Butler; third,

Western Michigan State; fourth, Mi-
ami. Time 3:28.7.
Pole Vault: Won by Mike Linta,
Ohio State, 13 feet, 3 inches; tied for
second and third, Lorence Stout, Illi-
nois, and Doyle Rhoades, Pittsburgh,
13 feet, 1 inch; tied for fourth, J. Ed-
wards, Purdue; David Cushing, Michi
gan; J. Dean, Notre Dame, and Ray
King and Hugh McAdams, Indiana,
13 feet.
University One Mile Relay: Won
by Michigan (Barnard, Leutritz, Bal-
yeat, Breideribach); second, Pitts-
burgh; third, Notre Dame; fourth,
Indiana. Time 3:22.3.
Other team totals:
Pittsburgh 311/2, Michigan Normal
20, Western State 20, Ohio State 14%/,2
Notre Dame 13 9/20, Miami 10, Wayne
10, Michigan State 9, Wisconsin 5,
Illinois 41/, Purdue 4 1/5, Wichita 4,
Depauw 4, Indiana State 2, Drake 2,
Ohio University 1.
East Detroit Takes
Scholastic Mat Title
East Detroit captured the state
wrestling championship last night in
the second annual Michigan Inter-
scholastic Invitation Tournament.
held at the Intramural Building.
The champions scored 52 points to
beat out Grand Rapids Union, sec-
ond with 38, and Grand Rapids 't-
tawa, the defendingrchampions, who
took third spot with 31. The strong
Ann Arbor High squad, runners-up
last year, placed fourth with 24.
Alvin Moss, tiny East Detroit 95-
pounder, stole the show as he pinned
Louis DiGrandi, of Grand Rapids
Union, to take the state crown and
the trophy for the outstanding indi-
vidual performance of the meet. Moss
thus completed a perfect season, hav-
ing won all his matches this year by

Just when the outbreak of a civil
war seemed only a matter of time,
Michigan's undefeated swimming
team gathered together yesterday and
came to terms.
The pact mediated by Coach Matt
Mann and agreed on by the natators
called for everlasting internal peace
and a concerted effort to whip the
nation in the approaching intercol-
legiate meet.
For the past two months there has
been disorder within the Wolverine
ranks. The sophomores were calling
the juniors "bums." The seniors
thought the sophomores "stunk" and
all in all, a general class strife was
about to break out.
Three Class Struggle
The climax was planned for Wed-
nesday. Matt Mann had scheduled
all inter-class meets for his nata-
tors. It was to be a triangular affair
with the sophomores composing one
team, the juniors another, and the
seniors and freshman joining forces
to make up the third.
All of the mermen had looked for-
ward to the class Struggle. Each

With the Butler Relays title
hanging in the balance, Warren.
Breidenbach pnt on a sensational
sprint in the anchor leg of the
University mile relay to give Mich-
igan a victory and the points need-
ed to edge out Indiana last night at
Indianapolis to capture its seventh
straight Butler Relays title.

team figured its possible points and
considered itself a certain winner.
Internal Harmony Now
But, alas, it all came to an end yes-
terday with the signing of the peace
pact. From now on it's internal har-
mony and external warfare for the
invincible Wolverines.
According to Constantine Share-
met, the sophomore ambassador, "I
consider this treaty neither a victory
for the sophomores or the Russians.
We could have won without exerting
Contacted last night, Bill Holmes,
the junior representative had noth-
ing to say except, "It doesn't make
sense. We could have won in a
And senior Hal Benham had words
too concerning the treaty. As he
pointed out, "Our boys had every-
thing under control. We were best.
Everybody knew it."
Peacemaker Mann who dictated
the terms, it is rumored, was happy
that the struggle had 'ended. "We'll
all join together now and concentrate
on beating Yale in the Nationals,"
he said.


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All-Midwest Goalie

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HOUGHTON, March 16. --(A)-
University of Minnesota's powerhouse
hockey team, recent winner of the
National AAU championship, placed
four men on the 1939-40 All Star
Midwestern Collegiate hockey team
announced here today.
First and second teams were select-
ed by Coaches Larry Armstrong,
Minnesota; J. E. Lowery, University
of Michigan; Vic Heyliger, University
of Illinois; Joseph Savini, Michigan
Tech, and John W. Rice of the Daily
Mining Gazette of Houghton.
Four of the first team selections
were unanimous-John Mariucci,
Frank St. Vincent and Harold Paul-
sen, all of Minnesota, and Eldon
James, Michigan goalie.
First team selections were as fol-
lows: Goal, Eldon James, Michigan;
defensemen, John Mariucci and Ken-
neth Cramp, Minnesota; wings, Mau-
rice Villeneuve, Michigan Tech and
Harold Paulsen, Minnesota and cen-
ter, Frank St. Vincent, Minnesota.





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The task of replacing five key men
from his last year's lineup would or-
dinarily be sufficient cause for many
a sleepless night for baseball coach
Ray Fisher.
But somehow, Ray isn't being both-
ered by any insomnia this year. The
reason? The most promising batch
of sophomore candidates the Wol-
verine mentor has had in a decade
plus the return of several crack re-
serves from. his 1939 squad.
The vacated berths left behind by
catcher Leo Beebe and second base-
man Pete Lisagor are, no doubt, the
least of Fisher's worries. The back-
stopping duties should be quite cap-
ably taken care of by Forest Eva-
shevski, Beebe's understudy for two
years. Evie is a first-class receiver,
possesses a fine throwing arm and
can hit for distance.
Behind Evashevski are Bob West-
fall and George Harms, two sopho-
mores who have made a hit with Fish-
er. "I've started seasons with catch-
ers who weren't as good looking re-
ceivers as those two are," Ray recently
At second base, Fisher is sold on
hard hitting Bill Steppon, 1939 utility
man. It was only Lisagor's experi-
ence that kept Bill from winning a
regular job last season. At that,
"Step" managed to appear in 26
Elmer Gedeon's evacuation of first
base has caused a virtual stampede

for the position. George Ruehle ap-
pears to have the edge over a half-
dozen of his early season rivals, but


berg, and sophomores Bob Hasseltine
and "Lefty" Muir.
Third base looms as the most diffi-
cult spot to fill. Ray is banking on
"Bud" Chamberlain, Davie Nelson and
John Erpelding, a trio of sophomores
who have been hitting the ball hard
in the spring batting drills. The
Michigan mentor has also been toy-
ing with the idea of shifting Mike
Sofiak to third should Harry Kohl,
hustling shortstop candidate, display
any real ability.
Horace Tinker and Don Holman are
set to wage a merry battle for Danny
Smick's right field post when the
squad moves outdoors. Should these
two fail to produce, Ray plans to
shif one of his excess infielders or
catchers to the outfield.
"Yes, sir," chirps the ex-Vermont
schoolmaster as he watches his charg-
es crack the ball into the Field House
nets, "Win or lose we're going to have
a darn nice-looking ball team this
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