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FRIDAY, MA Cif 22, i 40


F A, G F, 'j-LH R E E


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World, National, State

Track Stars

To Meet Here Saturday

Maki Will Run
In Two Mile
Don Canham Will Attempt
New High Jump Mark;
Bill Watson In Shot Put
One hundred sixteen young men
representing some of the greatest ath-
letic prowess the world, country, and
state have to offer will take part in
tomorrow night's Michigan A.A.U.
Relays which are being held in Yost
Field House for . the benefit of the
Finnish Relief Fund.
That was the count when the en-
try list for the meet was closed yes-
terday. Included among them were
The entry of Doyle Rhoades,
Pittsburgh's Central Intercollegi-
ate pole vault champion was re-
ceived and accepted by wire late
last night. Rhoades, one of
the Midwest's foremost vaulters,
cleared 13 feet, six inches in the
world-record holders Taisto Maki, the
Finnish distance star, Al Tolmich, ex-
Wayne hurdle ace, and Sam Stoller,
Olympic dashman.
Maki, who is touring the country
with the former Flying Finn, Paavo
Nurmi, whose records have fallen be-
fore the onslaught of his protege, will
face the challenge of Michigan's
captain and great two-miler, Ralph
Schwarzkopf, who is rapidly becoming
one of the two or three top two-
milers in the country, if not in the
The high and low hurdle events
bring together Tolmich and a number
of rising young stars, including
Whitey Hlad, Michigan Normal's bril-
liant sophomore, Jeff Hall, Michi-
gan's junior timber-topper, and Mar-
shall of Butler.
In the special 50-yard dash, Stoller,
co-holder with Jesse Owens of the
world 60-yard record, will stack his
speed against such mercury-footed
individuals as Bill Carter and Harold
Stickle, Pittsburgh's sensational duo
who ran one-two in the Butler Re-
lays last week, Wilbur Greer, Michi-
gan State's former IC4A 100-yard
king, Tolmich, and Michigan's senior
sprinter, Al Smith.
The crack Michigan mile relay
team of Bob Barnard, Jack Leutritz,
Phil Balyeat and Warren Breiden-
bach will face the challenge of Pitts-
burgh's and Marquette's quartets.

Battles Finnish Star

Capt. Ralph Schwarzkopf will
attempt to make it two straight for
American runners over Finland's
world-record holder Taisto Maki
in the two-mile feature of the Fin-
nish Relief Fund track meet to-
morrow night in Yost Field House.
Walter Mehl, former Wisconsin
runner, nipped Maki in Kansas
City, Monday night.
Pittsburgh led the Wolverines until
the last turn in the Butler Relays
last week, and only a sensational
sprint by Breidenbach enabled the
Wolverines to pull out victorious.
Don Canham, Michigan's undefeat-
ed high-jumper, will seek to better
his own Field House record of 6 feet,
6 3/8 inches. Competing with him
will be Michigan State's Negro ace,
Walt Arrington, Arnold Cooperman
of Michigan Normal, and seven other
of the best the Mid-West has to offer
this year.
The one-mile run brings together
almost as attractive a field as the
two-mile, with Earl Mitchell and Bill
Southworth of Butler, Ed Holderman
of Purdue, Ed Barrett and Tommy
Jester of Michigan, and several other
of the state's best milers.
In addition to these events, there
will be special events in the half-mile,
pole vault, shot put, mile walk and
35-pound weight,

Set For The Gala Occasion ...
It'll be an entirely different Field House that you'll see when you walk
into the House That Yost Built tomorrow night at the A.A.U. Relays. There'll
be flags bedecking the walls and, for the first time in 12 years (since Cor-
nell-Michigan meet in 1928) a track will be laid down the middle of the
The sprints and the hurdles will be run off on this center-piece
while the distance events will have the regular track as their locale. In
this way, the entire program will be speeded up. There'll be no lag be-
tween events (for which everyone will give ardent thanks) and no sooner
will one event be ended then the next will begin. It's an altogether
wholesome improvement on the regular system
Incidentally, Coach Ken Doherty thinks this will be the finest indoor
meet ever held here. "It shouldn't be called a meet or Relays," Doherty
says, "it's more like a carnival. It's unlike anything that's ever been held
here before. And the caliber of competitors is exceptional. Without Taisto
Maki (world's premier distance runner) it would be the greatest indoor
meet ever held here. With him, it'll be even better."
N yesterday's Daily we noticed, by pure coincidence, a story on the track
meet which read: "Another feature of the meet will be the opening
event-the mile walk. Very few Midwesterners have seen a walk, and they
will be fortunate in seeing some of the country's greatest men in the event."
To this we wish to murmur a hearty "amen." Ever since the last
time we saw a walk (two years ago at the outdoor AAU's) we've been
counting the days until another one turned up. Now, at long last, our
chance has come.
It's been our private opinion, and we now make it public, that there's
nothing quite so aesthetic as a good walk. To see a man strolling along,
stiff-legged, heel first and then toe-ah, there's nothing like it. You can
have your art, your music, your literature but for pure aesthetic enjoyment,
we'll take a good walk.
One of the things that plagues us is that it is only a mile. We vet-
erans, used to 5000 meters or more, aren't sure that we can work up
an appreciation of this one in so short a time. As a member in good
standing of the I Love A Good Walking Race Clb of America, we
deprecate the lack of understanding of the authorities in limiting the
distance to one mile. An official protest will be lodged at the next meet-
ing of the local lodge.
Of course the event is the first on the program (7:30 p.m.) and if we
get there too late to see it it'll be because we were unavoidably detained.
What else?
THERE'S another event on the program that intrigues us-the 35-pound
weight throw for height. It was found necessary to import four police-
men from Detroit for this one (for the life of us we don't see why Ann Arbor
policemen aren't hefty enough).
But now that they've found four men silly enough to compete in it
how the devil are they going to measure it? When we first saw that it
was "for height" it occurred to us that it was a misprint, that it should
have read "for Heydt," and thus become a benefit for Francis Heydt of
the swimming team. But further investigation showed this hypothesis
Well, we sleuthed about and discovered that they'd try to throw it up
against a "bang-board" suspended from a pole vault standard. Now new
complications arise: how to protect one's self after one throws the darn
thing. 35 pounds is an awful lot to have come down on the konk. Or maybe
you get extra points if you let it bump you on the bean. Kind of make it a
miniature war games. Three points for a direct hit, two for a glancing blow
and one point if it just scares you. It might be tough on the skull but it'd
be easy on the scorekeeper.
Anent our column of yesterday wherein we mentioned that there was
an inconsistency in Maki's saving money by taking subways and then ar-
riving in Detroit by airplane, both Ralph Schwarzkopf and Doherty inform
us that his travelling expenses are being paid for him.
Bruins Top Rangers, 4-2 Leafs Eliminate Hawks
BOSTON, March 21.-(P)-After CHICAGO, March 21.--(P)-The
being held scoreless for more than Toronto Maple Leafs, who finished
157 minutes by Dave Kerr the ars-third in the National Hockey League,
ed Boston Bruins drove four tallies elimnated the Chicago Elackhawks,
through that all-star goalie in about fourth place finishers, from the
35 minutes tonight as they came Stanley Cup playoffs tonight, 2 to 1.
A crowd of 15,306 persons watched
from behind for a 4-2 victory over the Leafs make it two in a row over
the New York Rangers in a National the Hawks on unassisted goals by
Hockey League play-off game. Gordon Drillon and Hank Goldup.

Wolverine Trackmen
To Run In New York
Michigan's Capt. Ralph Schwarz-
kopf and Warren Breidenbach will
compete in the New York Finnish
Relief Fund track meet, March 31 in
Madison Square Garden.
Schwarzkopf will run against
Chuck Fenske, Walter Mehl, and
Gene Venzke in a 1 % mile
event. Breidenbach will be one of
the Western relay team which will
race an Eastern quartet. The other
of the West's runners, it is rumored,
will be Roy Cochran of Indiana, Will
McCown of Illinois, and Jack Sulz-
man of Ohio State. There is a possi-
bility that Southern California's Er-.
win Miller may run in place of one
of these men.
I-M All Star
Cage Teams
Are Selected
Phys Eds, Wolverines,
Sigma Nu, Theta Xi
Dominate Positions
The 1940 edition of the Fraternity
and Independent All-Star basketball
teams, selected by the Intramural
tourney directors and referees, was
released by the I-M department yes-
The Fraternity first team had Don
Bruce, Sigma Nu sparkplug, and John
Cory, a repeater froilast year's
team, at forwards; Les Veigel, Theta
Xi, who led the league in scoring,
at center; and golf captain Bob Pal-
mer of Chi Psi, and Paul Nielsen,
Theta Chi, at the guard posts.
Robert Jones of Sigma Nu and Ed
Christanson, Theta Xi, won the for-
ward posts on the second team; Rol-
and Savilla, varsity tackle on the
football team from Kappa Delta Rho,
at center; and George Cornell, Delta
Tau Delta and Bob Morrison, Zeta
Beta Tau, at the guard positions.
Phys Eds and Wolverine luminaries
dominated the Independent All-Star
team. Tommy Netherton of the Wol-
verines and Davie Nelson of Phys Ed
were selected for the forecourt berths;
Ed Murphy, Hill Billy A.C., was named
center; while Mike Rodnick, Phys
Eds, and varsity pitcher Jack Barry
of the Wolverine quintet, copped the
guard positions.
The second team lined up as fol-
lows: Clyde Baily, Trojans, and Web-
ster Patterson, Hill Billy A.C., for-
wards; varsity gridder Ed Frutig, cen-
ter; and Oscar Feldman, Varsity
Band, and Joe Czudak, Polish En-
gineers, guards.
Sport Movies
Will Be Shown
Here Saturday
Two prominent sport films will be
shown at the Natural Science Audi-
torium Saturday morning at 10:00
as a part of the University Athletic
Department's fifth annual spring
sports clinic for high school coaches
and athletes.
"Touching All Bases," the Amer-
ican League's annual baseball sound
movie, will open the program. Roger
Peckinpaugh, former major league
star and manager of the New Or-
leans Pelicans, will introduce and
comment upon the film.
Following the baseball pitcures,
colored movies of the 1939 National
Collegiate track championships held

at Los Angeles last June will be
At 1:30 p.m. Peckinpaugh and var-
sity coach Ray Fisher will sponsor
a baseball clinic entitled "Infield
Work" at the Yost Field House. This
will be followed by a clinic on track
and field, featuring discussions by
Coaches Ken Doherty and Chester
Stackhouse and demonstrations by
Bill Watson and Don Canham.
The program is free of charge and
University students are invited to
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Pitts. (N) 000 200 300- 5 9 3
Root Olson, Tubb and Todd, Mc-
Cullough; Lanahan, Swigart, Lan-
ning and Schultz, Mueller.
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Frosh Set New
Relay Record
Half-Mile Quartet Runs
Distance In 1:32.6
Michigan's sensational yearling
trackmen continued their assault on
the freshman track records yesterday1
afternoon when the 880-yard relay'
team of Bob Ufer, Norm Elson,
"Chuck" Donahey and "Buck" Daw-
son ran the half-mile distance in
The feat clipped nine-tenths sec-
onds off the old mark of01:33.5 set
by Stan Kelley, Fred and Carl Cul-
ver, and Derwood Laskey in 1937.
The freshmen had failed in an at-
tempt to lower the same record only
a half-hour earlier when a stick pass
from Donahey to Dawson was drop-
ped after Ufer had turned in a :22.9
from the blocks and Elson had fol-
lowed him in :22.5.
Exhibition Baseball
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Boston (N) 000 000 000-0 1 2
Ruffing, Gomez, Chandler and Ro-
sar; Posedel, Fette and Lopez, An-

I-M Sports
Wenley House won six out of seven
events and tied for first place in the
remaining race to trounce Lloyd
House. 42-19, and walk away with the
first annual Residence Hall swim-
ming meet at the Intermural Pool last
Wenley, coached by John Zu-
bon, staff assistant, set two new
records when the 100-yard relay
team of Dean Woodbury, Bob
Haye, Richard Dunn and Wil-
liam Swenson turned in a :49,0;
and Woodbury, Dunn and Swen-
son swam the 75-yard medley
relay in :42.2.
Lloyd managed to gain a tie for
first in the 25-yard backstroke event
when Bob Morrow finished in a dead
heat with Wodobury of the winners.
Howe of Wenley won the diving event.
In churning their way to the
title, Wenley kept alive the spirit
of Robert Mark Wenley, former
University history professor after
whom the house was named, who
was a famous Scottish swimming
and diving champion.


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