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TE SDA7, MARC!! 26, 1940



200 Are To Compete In I-M Fraternity Track Meet T4



RL orkl On BaIitig Eye

Gold And Diamonds. 0.
PICTURE of a guy getting the
needles - Don Canham. The
junior high jumper, reported as being
sought after by numerous movie mo-
guls, set a new Field House record at
the A.A.U. Relays here Saturday
night when he cleared six feet six
and three-quarter inches on his third
For this unprecedented Field
House leap, he received, besides
the plaudits of his friends, a
tall cup and probably a neat-
looking travelling case which he
forgot to pick up. Nice enough.
But the same night in Chicago,
at the Chicago Relays, Mel Wal-
ker captured the high jump by
clearing an inch less than Can-
ham did. And for this received
a gold medal with a diamond set
in it, pawnable at about $75
(which, of course, no amateur
athlete would ever do.)
So all his buddies on the campus
are needling Canham, reminding him
of the delectable Chicago award,
pawnable at about $75 (which, of
course, no amateur athlete would ever
do) and everytime he hears about it,
invisible sobs wrack his lean, lanky
AT LEAST two races were run ex-
actly a planned Saturday night
-the two mile and the 880.
Ralph Schwarzkopf had hoped to
run right behind Taisto Maki in the
distance and then outsprint him on
the last lap. His hope was that the
Finn wouldn't get too far out in front.
Well, everything went as
planned. For 15 of the 16 laps,
the Wolverine captain stayed a
stride behind the foreigner and
then on the last lap unleashed a
terrific finishing kick that left
Mali, literaUy ,nd figuratively,

gasping for breath. After the race
he asked Schwarzkopf through an
interpreter, "Why didn't you pass
me sooner?"
We asked Schwarzie if he could
have kept with Maki had he set a
pace that was five seconds faster. He
answered in the affirmative "although
I probably wouldn't have had that
kick left. I was pretty much sur-
prised that he ran so slow. I knew,
that the first mile was pretty slow
(it was 4:36). We should have been
going around 4:30.
** *
THE OTHER race which went on
schedule-or at least half on
schedule-had Dye Hogan as it pro-
tagonist. Hogan hoped to break the
Field House record of 1:55.1 in this,
his last attempt at it. He thought
that if he ran a 56 second first quar-
ter he'd do it.

Well, the first quarter was
right on the nose, 56 seconds even.
And the way Hogan was steam-
ing down, the stretch the old
mark seemed doomed. But one
thing was forgotten in pre-race
calculations-and that was that
the race ended on a curve. And
instead of Hogan being able to
pile it on all thg way into the
tape, he had to slow down. The
result: he was two-tenths of a
second off the mark.

Thirty Houses
To Run Teams
At Field House
Phi D ells To Defend Title
Against Strong eams
O Psi U And Phi Gain
Over 200 athletes are expected to
compete tonight at 7:30 in the Yost
Field House, where the 13th annual
indoor fraternity track meet will be
Thirty houses will be represented in
this, one of the oldest ever ts on the
I-M program. Last year s indoor
championship was won by Phi Delta
Records Seem Secure
It will be difficult for the fraternity
men to break any of the established
records, for at one time members of
the freshmen track team were al-
lowed to compete in this event. Now,
since varsity and frosh trackmen are
ineligible to participate, most of the
records seem safe.
Perhaps the outstanding perform-
ance was turned in by Elmer Gedeon,
when he ran the high hurdles in :08.7
and the lows in :07.7, at the 1937
fraternity track championships. Ged-
eon later went on to become the lead-
ing hurdler in the Big Ten confer-
Pole Vault Starts Early
With the exception of the pole
vault, which starts at 7 p.m., the meet
will commence at 7:30 p.m. and run
on through the following events: 60-
yard dash; 60-yard high and low
hurdles; and the 440, 880 and mile
runs. At the same time, the high
jump, broad jump, shot put, and pole
vault will be held.
Despite the fact that Phi Delta
Theta won the indoor title last year,
Psi Upsilon and Phi Gamma Delta
who finished first and second in the
outdoor championships this past fall,
will be very much in the running.
The first Residence Hall track meet
will be held April 1, at which time the
Independent championships will be
staged simultaneously.

Welsh To Stay
Out Of School
For Semester

Jim Welsh, Michigan's ace middle Jim Farley's boys in blue are one
distance swimmer, will remain out of up on the Wolverine gridders. Tradi-
school the rest of this semester, it
was learned here yesterday. The tion has it that neither rain nor
Wolverine junior was released from z ow will stop his lads, but with
Grant Hospital in Columbus and un- i Coach Fritz Crisler it is a different
mediately returned to his homne in stOiy---snov is stopping his gider.
Rockford, Ill. Last Monday Crisler postponed the
Welsh had gone to the Ohio capital spring football inaugural for a week.,
on March 7 to swim with the. Michi-fQ~1~yh dpe effo
gan natators in the Western Con- Yesterday he adopted a leaf from
ference championships, but was con- the Big League baseball moguls by
fined to the hospital there the night putting off the opener day by day
he arrived, suffering from a severe because of bad grounds. Practice
attack of lobar pneumonia. may start today or next week, and
Minus the services of their distance as Crisler said, "It all depend;."
ace, the Wolverines easily captured Which means that Crisler and his
the Conference crown, but they will 1940 crew will not start their pig-
find the task more difficult when skin tossing in earnest until Old Man
they journey to New Haven this week- Weather gets around to playing ball
end to defend their National Collegi- and giving out some real spring at-
- inmosphere.

Wolverines another strong teaim. tha
is, on paper, and barring ineligibili-
ties. The basis for this is the coming
up of one of the strongest freshman
squads in years and the return ef
several men who were handicapped
by injuries last year.
Meyer Returns
Among the latter are quarterback
Jack Meyer, who won his letter two
years ago but was out last fall with
a knee injury, and Al Wistert, a
promising sophomore tackle who was
incapacitated in the 1939 campaign
with an ankle injury.
With both tackle posts vacated by
the graduation of seniors Roland
Savilla and Bill Smith, and the great
need of a capable signal caller to
spell Captain Forest Evashevski,
Coach Crisler will pay particular at-
tention to the comeback attempts
of Meyer and Wistert-that is, when
the Weather Man makes up his mind
about spring.
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JACK Leutritz, slowly rounding into
shape, turned in the fastest
quarter on the relay team with a flat
49 seconds . . . Warren Brieden-
bach was clocked in 49.2 . . . Fresh-
man Quentin Brelsford, brother of
Clayt Brelsford who did some neat
jobs at the mile here a few years back,
ran fourth in the half with a 1:57.9.
Brooklyn 18, Detroit 11
Boston (A) 7, Boston (N) 4

Cr sler-s No Farley .,.
Bad Grounds Stop Grid Squad
From Opening Spring Practice

Charlie Pink, Wolverine baseball
captain, appears to have lost :none
of the batting skill that netted him
a .377 batting average and the
team batting championship last
year, as he goes through the daily
indoor batting drills in the Field
To Box In Armory Show
Many of the champions and con-
tenders in the recent local Golden
Gloves tourney will go on display to-
morrow when Company K stages its
amateur boxing show at the Armory.
Twelve bouts are on the card that
is scheduled to get under way at 8:301
p.m. Admission charge will be 40

Welsh had been counted on for a
probable first or second in both the
220 and 440-yard freestyle events at
the Nationals. Without him, the
Wolverines will find it difficult put-
ting down the strong Yale challenge.
Matt Mann and 15 of his swimmers
will leave by train for New Haven to-
morrow to make their title bid.
I- Sports ..
Foul Shooting Won
By Winchell House
'Winchell House won its fifth cham-
pionship in the Residence Halls com-
petition last night as they topped the
other dorms in the foul shooting con-
test with 164 points.
The Winchell Boys squeezed out
Fletcher Hall by four points due to
the excellent shooting of Bob Mor-
rison, the house president, who sunk
18 and 17 out of 25 to pull his team
out in front.
Winchell House ............ 164
Fletcher Hall . ........... . . 160
Lloyd House .............. 154
Michigan House ...... . ....153
Williams House , ....... 152
Wenley Hall..............144
Adams House .............. 111

Unofficial Practice Held
Meanwhile the unofficial praclice
some of the more eager players be-
gan several weeks ago in the Field
House will continue until Crisler
pronounces the soil on South Ferry
Field suitable to absorb bouncing
For Michigan's gridders are going
to be bouncing off of each other in;
no uncertain terms when the starting
gun is fired. That early season open-
er with California incpns that the
coaching staff will have to know
quite a bit in advance what each
player can do.
It has been a Crisler theory that
the best way to find oWt what a man
can do is to scrimmage, and this
has been eagerly accepted by the
players themselves in the past. With
the elements shortening the spring
season and the opener in September,
the daily workouts when they start
will be stiff and long in an effort to
make up for the lack of time.
The pre-season dope gives the

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Local Fans Again See Sci

In the space of little more than a
year, Michigan's Capt. Ralph Sch-
warzkopf has run against Taisto
Maki, Greg Rice and Walter Mehl
here in Ann Arbor, and yet local fans
didn't see Schwarzkopf extended to
win. In fact, with the exception of
the Ohio State meet in his sopho-
more year, he has never pushed at
all in the Field House or on Ferry
Saturday night, the Wolverine
leader was taking things as easily
as one can while running a 9:09
two-mile. He just ran along behind
Maki, letting the Finn do all the
work of setting the pace, and it was,
apparent that Schwarzkopf could
have run considerably faster had it
been necessary. Had a faster first
mile been run, it is likely that a
nine-minute two-mile would have re-
Maki Makes Mistake
As it was, winning was made even
easier by Maki's making the mistake
of getting too close in behind a run-
ner about to be lapped, so that when
Schwarzkopf started his final kick,
Maki had to wait until Ralph was
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past the man ahead before he could
come out around him and try, un-
successfully, to match the sprint.
In looking at the meet from ' a
Michigan point of view, the Wolver-
ines who competed gave a much bet-
ter team performance than they did
in winning the Conference Meet.
Don Canham added another notch
to his high jump record; Jack Leu-
tritz displayed the form that made
him one of the country's best; Dave
Cushing showed even more improve-
ment; Dye Hogan set a new varsity
half-mile mark; Tommy Lawton did
the best shot-putting of his career;
and Tommy Jester ran a great mile-
really great when you consider the
fact that he had never before run
the event and knew nothing, prac-
tically, about how to run it.
Jester Finishes Fast
Jester ran one of the fastest miles
a Michigan man has ever run by
turning in a 4:153 effort. Not sure
of what he could do, Jester remained
behind, running about as fast as he
thought a man should run his first
time, but when the last lap came,
Tommy put on his whirlwind finish
which brought him roaring up into
second place. Had he stayed up with
the leader, Ed Holderinan, he might
have won. The race showed that the
"experts" who had thought Jester
would be a good miler were correct,
and Tommy, who has placed in five
straight Conference meets as a half-
miler, will try to wind up his career
by placing in the mile outdoors, for

, --
cng Extended
Ken Doherty said yesterday that Js-
ter would ru thin mile.
Now the trackmen take a rest after
having competed steadily since the
semester began. Two of the Mich-
igan team have one more rau:e in
the indoor season. Schwarzkopf and
Warren Breidenbach will run in New
York Saturday night. Ralph ill be
in the mile and a hal ta 1tthe
new mile king. Cwrls Fe v Wal-
ter Mehl, and Gene Venzke 13( ; en<
back will be one of the alr(> h e West~ '
ern mile relay f-ern which wiU corn-
pete with the Easern a-i in
an attempt to shatter the world
Hockey Playoffs
NEW YORK, March 2. )-The
Boston Bruins and New York RUngers
renew their National ilockey League
playoff feud on Madison Square Gar-
den's ice tomorrow night with Lester
Patrick's men very much in need of
victory to stay in the running for the
Stanley Cup.
While the Raners and Utruins are
fighting it out, the 'Toron to Maple
Leafs and Detroit Redwings will open
a two-out-of- three seis at Toron-



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