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Records May Fall At Michigan A.A.U. Relays Here


Last Chance

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Officials Deny
Charoes Made
Against Maki
Local Paper Claims Finns
Turned Temperamental
During Good Will Tour
Charges in a local paper yesterday
to the effect that Taisto Maki and
Paavo Nurmi had turned tempera-
mental and "although they were sup-
posed to be on a good-will tour of
the U.S. they have spread anything
but goodwill since their arrival in
Michigan" were vigorously denied
last night by A.A.U. officials.
The denials came to The Daily
from Lloyd Olds, president of the
Michigan A.A.U., Naylor Stone, Pub-
licity man for the Nurmi-Maki tour
and George Heideman, Finnish vice-
consul in Detroit.
"It's all the result of their (Nurmi's
and Maki's) being asked to appear
at social functions when they had
been promised that there would be no
such demands on them, and the con-
flicting directions given them by local
and national A.A.U. officials," de-
clared Olds.
The charges that Nurmi had re-
fused to leave East Lansing to come
to Ann Arbor arose from the fact
that while their original itinerary
called for their being here yesterday,
Charles Brennan, secretary of the
Michigan A.A.U., informed Nurmi
that he and his protege might re-
main in Lansing as long as they
wished, and Nurmi thought it best to
stay there until this morning. After
having this confirmed by Brennan by
phone yesterday morning, Nurmi was
phoned at 10 o'lock by Olds who asked
why they hadn't come to Ann Arbor
as scheduled.
After being told that Brennan had
given permission for them to remain
in Lansing, Olds requested that the
Finns come here as soon as they
could, and Nurmi said it was too late
to get there in the morning, but they
would arrive about 3 or 4 o'clock in

Galaxy Of 120 Trackmen To Display
Talents At Finns 'Relief Benefit Meet

Dye Hogan, varsity half-miler,
will get his last crack at the Yost
Field house and Michigan var-
sity indoor records tonight in the
special 880 in the Michigan Re-
lays. Hogan has shown great im-
provement in his running this year,
and has several times bettered the
records, but not on the Michigan
track. Tonight he intends to do it
the afternoon. They were here at
3:50 p.m.
Heideman was astonished at re-
ports that he had been cooly greeted
by Nurmi at the airport in Detroit,
saying "I wasn't even at the airport!"
And Stone, referring to charges that
he and Nurmi weren't even on speak-
ing terms, referred the matter to Olds
who said they had been Joking all the
way to Ann Arbor yesterday after-
The statement that Nurmi had de-
manded that tonight's two-mile run.
be changed to 2/2 miles was also de-
clared ill-founded. "In fact," said

Capt. Ralph Schwarzkopf
To Face Taisto Maki'
In Duel At Two Miles
(Continued from Page 1)
that still another Field House record
is in great danger.
The shot put is another event which
threatens a new standard. Michi-
gan's former captain Bill Watson,
who holds the mark, will meet up
with Pennsylvania's giant Ed Beetem,
whose performances in his first year
of varsity competition stamp him as
one of the best in the country.
Watson May Break Record
In practice this week, Watson has
been flirting with the 52-foot mark,
which is seven inches above his pres-
ent Field House record. Beetem, com-
peting in the East this season, has
also heaved the iron ball approxi-
mately that far. And, it takes only
one heave to break the record.
The one-mile relay, which will close
the program, has everything neces-
sary to provide a fitting climax to
the greatest track carnival in recent
Michigan history. The Wolverines'
record-holding quartet will be fresh
from this event for the first time this
season, since none of the team is en-
tered in a special event,.
With Pittsburg, which came with-
in a hair of upsetting the Michigan
team at the Butler Relays, and Mar-
Stone, "when I told Nurmi that it was
two miles as had been agreed upon
in New York, Nurmi said, 'We want
two miles-in New York, 'too,' and
Maki is scheduled to run three miles
in the New York meet. I asked Bren-
nan to change it to 2'/2 miles myself
and Brennan told me it wasn't pos-
sible, so I said it was all right, but
Paavo didn't even mention changing
the distance."
"We can't imagine how such stories
could have been printed as the truth,"
was the common assertion.

quette both sending their crack relay
teams, the outcome is unpredictable,
but the time should be extremely
The former Michigan star, Sam

High Jump And Mile Run
Marks Are In Danger;
Star Hurdlers To Run
Stoller, returns to Field House com-
petition in the special 50-.yard dash
in which he will compete with Michi-
gan State's 1939 IC4A king, Wilbur
Greer, Al Tolmich, Bill Carter and
Harold Stickle of Pittsburg, and
Michigan's present dash ace, Al
Smith. Stoller is co-holder of the
international 60-yard dash standard
with Jesse Owens.
Quinn Favored In Half Mile
The half-mile run finds Michigan
Normal's Tommy Quinn heading a list
of men who make up the best 880
field since the Conference Meet last
year. Michigan's Dye Hogan and
Johnny Kautz, and Capt. Roy Fehr
and Bud Lautenschlager of Michigan
State, are all very capable half-milers,
and the field looks ready to smash
Abe Rosenkrantz's Field House mark.
In addition to these special events,
there will be such novelties as a one-1
mile walk, with four of the United
States' last Olympic team competing,
and a 35-pound weight throw for
height, with four Detroit policemen
attacking the record of about 21%
Then, there will be four special col-
lege relay races and several high
school relays. Also, a number of spe-
cial events for both colleges and high
I-M Sports. .
Phi. Beta Delta Wins
FCou l Throwing Title
Phi Beta Delta won the Fraternity
Foul Thro;iing Contest yesterday, as
their 10 man team flipped in 189 out
of a possible 250 foul tosses.
Sigma Chi and Phi Delta Theta tied
for second with 184 buckets apiece.
Delta Tau Delta, and Chi Psi were
close behind with 178 and 177.points
respectively. The individual cham-
pionship is still in the process of be-
ing run off.
* * *
In the semi-final round of the resi-
dence hall handball tournament
Michigan House eliminated Williams
House last night, 2-1. Michigan
House willface Fletcher Hall in the
final match for the championship
next Tuesday.

Coach Fisher's B
Has Plenty (
A coach's lamentations over the
lack of material is by no means un-
common in the athletic world, but
when he complains because of an
abundance of good prospects, it's
a decided anomaly.
Yet that's the situation in which
baseball coach Ray Fisher finds him-
self these days.
"I don't know what to make of
this squad," Ray mused yesterday
to the accompaniment of the sharp
cracks of batted balls in the Field
House cage.
Anxious To Get Outside
"There aren't any star ballplay-
ers in the group, but it's been a long

aseball Squad
If Good Prosp

Quarter-Mile King

time since I've had so many fairly
good ones. I'm anxious to get out-
side so that I can tell just what
these newcomers really can do. I'm
going to hate to cut this squad."
And the early season form dis-
played by several of his diamond
hopefuls seem to bear out Fisher's
Ruehle and Tinker Improve
Veterans Charlie Pink, Fred Tros-
ko, Bill Steppon, Mike Sofiak and
Forest Evashevski have been hitting
especially well and appear fairly cer-
tain of their jobs. But behind them
come a host of capa fle performers
who are due to stage a dog fight for
the remaining positions when the
team moves outdoors.
George Ruehle and Hora/e Tinker
have shown a wealth of improvement
over last year; the sophomore crop,
paced by Bob Hasseltine and Bud
Chamberlain, looks better every day,
and catchers George Harms and Bob
Westfall, teamed with Evashevski,
comprise one of the best backstop-
ping brigades the Wolverines have
had in a long time.
Goldsmith Only Casiaity
The pitchers haven't cut loose yet,
but holdover aces Jack Barry, Russ
Dobson and Lyle Bond appear to be
in fine mettle.
The ony casualty on the squad is
Paul Goldsmith, promising sopho-
more pitching candidate, who will
have to undergo an operation for
a torn muscle in his throwing arm,
an injury sustained during the hoc-
key season.
Hank Leiber Ends Long
Holdout Siege And Signs
CHICAGO, March 22.-(AP)-Hank
Leiber, hard hitting outfielder with
the Chicago Cubs, signed today after
holding out for 22 days, according
to word received by Cub officials
from the training camp base at Los
The terms were not revealed. Lei-
ber, however, had been holding out
for $17,500. The signing ended the
Cubs' list of holdouts as pitcher
"Dizzy" Dean came to terms Sunday.
Leiber will start working out tomor-





-. returns to local scene
Croticher Paces
Tigers To Victory
PLANT CITY, Fla., March 22.-)P)
--Frankie Croucher, possible heir tot
Charley Gehringer's second base job,
tripled in two runs in the eighth and
then scored himself to lead the De-
troit Tigers to a 7 to 5 verdict over
the Buffalo Bisons today.
Slapping out a single and double
in addition to the three-bagger and
scoring twice, Croucher was the big
show in turning back the Interna-
tional Leaguers after they had rap-
ped Lynn (Line Drive) Nelson for a
4 to 0 lead early in play.
Figuring prominently in two ral-
lies, Dick Bartell again helped De-
troit to a Grapefruit League victory
and, with Croucher, shared a major
place in today's performance.

Michigan's outdoor Conference
quarter-mile king, Warren Breid-
enbach will anchor the Wolverine
mile relay team in a race against
Pittsburg and Marquette as the
closing event of the Michigan Re-
lays tonight in Yost Field House.


Pens - Typewriters - Supplies
"Writers Trade With Rider's"
302 South State St.

The Hard Way .

. .


THEY looked like a pair of

men as they walked in the Field
House door at 4 o'clock yesterday.
Completely impervious to the stares
of the twenty-odd people assembled
there, the pair walked about. First
the elder stepped gingerly on the
cinders, his dead pan registering less
than a minimum of emotion.
Then the other one, a hand-
some sort of a chap with gay
eyes and a quick smile, went
through the same routine and
seemed to find everything to his
The pair was Taisto Maki and
Paavo Nurmi, Flying Finns II and I
in that order.
For the first ten minutes there
was no opportunity to talk with ei-
ther and if such a moment had pre-
sented itself it would have made lit-
le difference; Maki knows but two
English words (okay and some oth-
er we weren't able to distinguish)
and Nurmi, though more conversant
with the language, is on the taci-
turn side.
The two emissaries of Fin-
nish good-will slipped. into the
locker room and the next thing
anyone knew, Maki was being
rubbed down by trainer Steve
Bronson and Nurmi was urging
the rubber to press harder, hard-

er, harder. "Move over," he said
(or at least whatever its Fin-
nish equivalent is) and suiting
his actions to his words, edged
Bronson over and began prod-
ding the youngster's (age 29)
legs as tle onlookers gasped.
According to Nurmi, there is a
fundamental difference in the way
Americans and Finns train. The
difference was apparent when Ralph
Schwarzkopf came into. the room,
stripped and sat himself down under
a pair of lamps. Nurmi shook his
head and looked exceedingly sol-
emn. We asked him if he thought
there was something wrong with the
lamps and with owl-like wisdom hey
grunted, "Lamps okay but not goodI
enough. Train hard and make mus-
sce (Finnish pronunciation of mus-
cle) hard. Get tough. Run hard.
Get mussce (see parenthesis above
for explanation) hard."
In the meantime Bronson was
digging into Maki's legs for all
he was worth and Nurmi was
telling him "harder." Schwarz-
kopf looked on in admiration,
said he'd stick to the lamps.
The Finn didn't work out here,j
having already run twice in East
Lansing that morning. And he's ac-
quired sore shins from running on
the board tracks in this country.
fTHEN the world's two greatest dis-
tance runners in the last 20 years

walked in, someone asked Coach Ken
Doherty if he had met Nurmi yet.
"Why yes," replied Doherty,
"I met him in Amsterdam in
"Oh, that's right," retorted his
interrogator. "You were in the
decathlon in that ,Olympi(1,
weren't you?"
Nurmi heard that and perked up.
"Jah", he gutteralled, "Yrgola (pro-
nounce it and you can have it) and
P. S. They finished one-two
and Doherty was third.
Two world-record holders, Maki
and Allan Tolmich, will compete to-
night. Tolmich probably holds more
records than any other man.
In The
Detroit (A).000 012 031-7 11 0
Buffalo (IL) . 013 000 001-5 8 3
Nelson, Pippin, Giebell and Teb-
betts; Roche, Maglie, Ogiegoa and
1olton, Zubek.
At Los Angeles, Calif.
Pittsburgh (N) . 00 003 030-6 7 0
Chicago (N) .. 010 004 011-7 14 2
Bowman, Bauers, Sewell, Heintzel-
man and Mueller, Berres; Bonetti,
Epperly, Bertram. Campbell and
Todd, Collins.
At Ontario, Calif.
Chicago (A) .. 010 000 100-2 9 3
Los Angeles (P) 100 000 02x-3 5 1
Brown, Dobernic, Boyles and Tur-
ner, Silvestri; Prim. Kush and Her-
nandez, Holm.
At San Francisco, Calif.
Philadelphia (A) 001 00 006-7 6 1
S Francisco (P) 000 001 030-4 10 3
McLaughlin, McCrabb, Dean and
Wagner, Hayes; Powell, Jensen, Bow-
en and Sprinz, Leonard.
At Miami Beach, Fla.
Columbus (AA) 000 090 242-17 18 2
Philadel. (N) 002 000 230- 7 8 1
Hades, Ferens, Owens and Neidson;
Mulcahy, Smoll, Pullig, Jones and

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