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By Mel Fineberg

Lloyd House, Phys Eds Capture I-M Track


4aping Tarzan...
A" this talk about comparing Gus
Sharemetrwith Johnny Weiss-
' mIueller has more than clay as its
foundation. Weissmueller's best time,
set incidentally in the Union pool in
1927, was 51 seconds flat. That now
stands as the world's record, equalled
only by Peter Fick.
But the Wolverine sophomore was
clocked in 51 seconds flat in the an-
chor leg of the freestyle relay last
Saturday and we submit that that
was as fast as the screen Tarzan
ever swam. When'Weissmueller swam
51 seconds he was timed from his
own start. In others words, the tim-
ers snapped their watches when his
feet left the wharf, the pier, the dock
oi whatever one calls the ends of a
swimming pool. In short, as Micaw-
ber would say, he got a flying start
just as Sharemet gets a flying start
on the relay..
And Gus' time of 51.8 in winning
the hundred is taken from a flat or
gun start. Expert timers agree that
there is a difference of about six-
tenths of a second between, a relay
and a gun start. All of which brings
him down pretty close.
FROM the New York Herald
Tribune of last Sunday
(which went to press just before
Saturday night's finals): "Yale
Nears N.C.A.A Swim Title."
"Yale's array of sophomore swim-
mers, tuned by Bob Kiphuth for
the races of their young lives,
took a solid grip on their first
National Collegiate A.A. team
championship and set the stage
for the downfall of the hitherto
invincible Michigan squad in this
afternoon's trials.
And later, "Yale struck a blow
for its ultimate team success."
It just goes to show ...
* * *
C HARLEY Barker's being shut out
of the finals of the 100 can be
?alf-explained. He swam in the first
heat, won it in 53 seconds flat. Last
year he tied for the title in 52.9 and
with the finalists determined on a
time basis he appeared a cinch to
But then six men turned in 52.8 or
better and one more did 53 seconds.
And that eliminated Barker. He did
come back in the relay with a spark-
ling 51.8.
* * *
DON Wirtchafter, down in New
Haven for the meet, relays
some short items for your diges-
tion: Ohio State's Harold Stan-
hope lost four pounds in winning
the 1500-meters again . ,
Music critic John Schwarzvald-
er has been teling us for days
that he'd do it (win, not lost the
four pounds) . . . Only three
teams in swimming history have
swum faster nyedley relays than
the 2:54.9 Fran Heydt, John and
and Gus Sharemet turned in last
week . . . Two were swum by
Princeton teams and.one by the
Lake Shore A.C. . . . Heydt did
:59.6 (Al Vande Weghe for
Princeton led him with a :58.6),
John S. had a 1:03.1 and Gus S.
a 52 second even ... Yale quali-
fled two men for every individual
event Saturday night and one
Eli finished sixth and out of the
money in every one of the finals
Johnny Haigh, who came
up with a surprise fourth in the
breast stroke, alternated with the
orthodog and the butterfly
strokes and beat John Sharemt
for the first time this year.
Jack Kasley, former Wolverine
breast stroker who was awarded the
"Outstanding Swimmer" award in
1935, was at the meet and finally re-
ceived his prize, a stop watch . . Ralph
Schwarzkopf, on his way to New
York, stopped in to visit his old

coach, Charley Hoyt, and both attend-
ed Saturday's finals . . . Hoyt, Eli
track mentor now, calls $8,000,000
Payne Whitney Gymnasium a glori-
ous waste of money . .. It looks
like an English palace . . . There
are 56 doors leading into the pool and
the pool is eight feet deep at its shal-
low end and 16 feet deep under the
diving board.

Dorm Teams,
Fletcher, Winchell House
Finish Up Second, Third
Among Residence Halls
Lloyd House, and the Phys Eds won
4he Residence Hall and Independent
Track Championships, which were
run off simultaneously last night at
Yost Field House.
Ed Grieder, 17-year old, from
Lloyd, paced his teammates to victory
taking both the 60-yard dash and low
hurdles. Other oustanding Residence
Hall performers were, Hank Clauser
of Fletcher who took a first in the
high hurdles and a second in the
lows, and Theophlis Oleznicak, Lloyd
House with a first in the pole vault
and a fourth in the high hurdles.
In winning the meet, Lloyd House
ran up 38 points. Fletcher was 'sec-
2nd with 28, with Winchell, Wenley
and Williams following with 26, nine
%nd five points respectively.
The Phys Eds took the Independent
championship for the second straight
year, scoring 30 points as the Hill-
Billy A.C., Robert Owen, Wolverines,
Club Matinee, and the Forestry Club
followed behind with 21, 18, 17 and
seven points. Joe Rogers of the Wol-
verines was high point man.
' Residence Halls
60-yard dash: Won by Grieder,
Lloyd; second, Hutchinson, Fletcher
Hall; third, Johnson, Lloyd; fourth,
Shapiro. Time :07.
65-yard Low Hurdles: Won by Grie-
der, Lloyd; second, Clauser, Fletcher
Hall; third, Vibbei't, Fletcher Hall;
fourth, LeGrew, Wenley. Time, :08.4.
440-yard Run: Won by Anderson,
Winchell; second, Miller, Fletcher
Hall; third, Grunewald, Lloyd;
fourth, Coleman, Williams. Time,
880-yard Run: Won by Smith, Flet-
cher Hall; second, LeGrand, Lloyd;
third, Julius, Wenley; fourth, Kline,
Lloyd. Time, 2:15.8.
One-Mile Run: Won by Villaverde,
Winchell; second, Howe, Wenley;
third, MacLeod, Fletcher Hall; fourth,
Johnson, Lloyd. Time, 5:35.2.
Broad Jump: Won 'by Hillhouse,
Lloyd; second, Vibbert, Fletcher
Hall; third, Lorig, Lloyd; fourth, Jul-
ius, Wenley. Distance, 18 feet 7
High Jump: Won by Carpenter,
Winchell; tied for second, Horton,
Fletcher, and Evans, Winchell. Height
5 feet 1 inch.
60-yard Dash: Won by Nelson,
Phys. Eds; second, Renda, Phys. Eds;
third, Richards, Forestry; fourth,
Reisdorf, Club Matinee. Time, :06.7
65-yard Low Hurdles: Won by Rog-
ers, Wolverine; second, Lewis, Hill
Billy; Renda, Phys. Eds; fourth,
Buck, Robert Owens. Time, :07.6.
65-yard High Hurdles: Won by
Rogers, Wolverine; second, Lewis,
Hill Billy; third, Reid, Club Matinee.
440-yard Run: Won by McKeown,
Robert Owen; second, Reid, Club
Matinee; third, Matson, Wolverine;

I ChwiE'lLioII Of Champons Il

Swim Experts Go Overboard
For Michigan's Gus Sharemet

Performance At Collegiate
Brings Coaches' Praises
For Wolverine Sprinter
NEW YORK, April 1-Michigan's
Gus Sharemet was the center of at-
traction here in the New York Ath-
letic Club today.
A slap-happy band of victorious
Wolverine swimmers pulled into the
metropolis yesterday to prepare for
the National AAU championships
that will be held here this weekend.
And by today the news had slipped
around the club that the Great Gus
was present . . . the amazing sprinter
who had done everything but change
the water in the Payne Whitney pool
last Friday and Saturday.
All through their terrific struggle
with the Eli, the Wolverine natators
aptured three first places, and the
phenomenal sophomore figured in
every one of them. He anchored the
victorious medley relay team on Fri-
day night with a 52 flat, and came
back on the following' eve to 'grab
the century title for himself with
a timing only two-tenths of a sec-
ond off of Walt Spence's :51.6 inter-
collegiate record. And in the grand
finale, Gus completely stole the show
by whipping Yale's Howie Johnson
in the anchor lap of the deciding free
style relay with a magnificent 51
seconds flat performance.
"Greatest Of All Time"
After the thrilling National Colle-
giate meet, the experts on hand gen-
erally agreed that Michigan's Share-
met was one of the greatest swimmers
of all time.
"He's the nearest thing to Johnny
Weissmuller we've ever had" was
the comment of Ed Kennedy, Columh-
bia's great coach. "He's got power,
beauty, poise and racing ability un-
der pressure."
Mike Peppe, Ohio's mentor, declar-
ed that Sharemet is "unquestionably
the greatest in the United States to-

day, and he hasn't even reached his
peak yet."
Even Fred Cady, the Olympic div-
ing coach, agreed that the Michigan
speedster is one of the finest swim-
mers we have ever had. "For his age
and the length of time he's been in
the game, Gus is tops . . . and he will
be for some time," he pointed out.
Ought To Break 51 Seconds.
According to Bob Kiphuth; Yale's
shrewd coach, "Sharemet ought to
break 51 seconds before he's through.
He's a strong boy and a great racer."
Michigan's own Matt Mann had
nothing.but praise for his outstand-
ing natator. "He rose to superlative
heights," he said, "and carried the
team to a great victory . . . one of
Michigan's greatest victories."
And what really puts the clincher
on Sharemet's ability was the com-
ment of America's famous distance
star, Jack Medica, who didn't know
how the Michigan natator compared
with Weissmuller cause he has never
seen Weissmuller swim. "But Gus is
a good boy, and he's got possibilities,"
declared Medica, far out on the limb.
Schwarzkopf Finishes
Second To Chuck Fenske
Capt. Ralph Schwarzkopf finished
second to Charles Fenske in the mile
and a half run held in Madison Square
Garden as part of the New York Fin-
nish Relief Fund Meet Sunday night,
losing by a stride in 6:39.4, less than
two seconds off the world record.
Walter Mehl led the pack most of
the way, but was passed by Fenske
and Schwarzkopf with half a mile to
go. Just before the start of the last
lap, Schwarzkopf put on a kick
which sent him out in front of Fenske,
and he held the lead until the home'
stretch was reached. Fenske then
pulled out slowly to win- the race.
Finishing third and fourth were Gene
Venzke and Mehl.


Crisler Moves
Squad Outside
For Practice
After wearing out a swivel chair, a
pair of shoes, and putting a groove in
his office floor, nervously waiting for
a break in the weather, Coach Fritz
Crisler finally got outside yesterday
where he could put that nervous en-
ergy he has been storing up all winter
to work.
Along with the Crisler energy that
began to labor were 80 gridders who
started tossing off extra weight in.
earnest their first day out. The first
workout was a long one, which was
devoted to fundamentals and running
through formations.
Despite the fact the opening prac-
tice session was delayed two weeks
by inclement weather, the football
squad will only work up until Thurs-
day evening when it will be dismissed
until after the Spring Vacation.
Upon its return the squad will pick
up where it left off, with fundamen-
tals, which Crisler will again stress
as he has in the past two springs
that he has been at Michigan.
If the team has sufficiently made
up for lost time by May 18, when
the annual clinic for high school
players is scheduled to be held, the
training program will end on that
date when the intra-squad spring
classic is held.r
Crisler hopes to get in about 35
workouts and during this period he
must find the men who are to fill
the holes left open at both tackles,
center, one end post, and the left
halfback berth in the event Paul Kro-
iner does not reach the form he dis-
played before he injured his knee
last year.
There are a number of letter win-
ners and reserves back fighting for
the vacated positions, .but none of
them will have clinched a job until
they haye proven to be better than
some likely looking prospects from
last fall's freshman squad.

Varsity Nine
Holds Opening
Outdoor Drill
Hurling Of Veigel, Gould
And Sukup's S;,ugging
Mark Intra-Squad Tilt
Ray Fisher's varsity baseball squad,
preparing to leave for the southland
Wednesday, held an eight-inning in-
tra-squad game yesterday in their
first outdoor workout.
Fine pitching performances by Les
Veigel and southpaw Mase Gould,
and the slugging of gridder Milo
Sukup, who collected two singles
and a triple, featured the first day's
contest, which the "B" team won,
The "A" squad got off to an early
3-1 lead, behind Veigel's one-hit per-
formance in the first three frames,
as they reached Jack Barry for three
runs on six hits and a walk in the
third. They held the lead during the
next two innings by collecting three
runs on as many hits in the fourth
and one run on two blows in the
fifth off the offerings of Lyle Bond,
while Tom Netherton was giving the
"B's" five runs on six hits.
The "B" squad, with Mase Gould
on the mound, took over from there
on, however. While Gould, showing,
the "stuff" which has marked him
as the most improved moundsman
on the squad, was turning in two
hitless innings and giving up a sin-
gle counter in the last frame on
three hits and a walk, they collected
one run in the sixth, one in the
seventh, and three in the last frame
off Charley Ross to clinch the ver-
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IDon Nichols, who won the 175-
pound intercollegiate crown at
Champaign last weekend is shown
here with the trophy he was award-
ed for being the most outstanding
wrestler in the meet among 127 of
of the country's best college wrest-
lers. The meet was won by last
year's champion, Oklahoma A&M,
with Indiana and Michigan finish-
ing second and third.
fourth, Brogan, Phys. Eds. Time
880-yard run: Won by Allmendin-
ger, Club Matinee: second, Tauber,
Robert Owen; third, Thor, Robert
Owen; fourth, Zielinski, Phys. Eds.
Time, 2:13.5.
One-mile Run: Won by Stevenson,
Phys. Eds; second, Gilbert, Robert
Owen; third, Fager, Wolverine;
fourth, Reiber, Robert Owen. Time,
Broad Jump: Won by Murphy, Hill
Billy; second, Buntain, Robert Ow-
en; third, Chadwick, Hill Billy;
fourth, Matson. Distance, 20 feet 5
High Jump: Won by Pyszynski,
Phys. Eds; tied for second, Gilligan,
Forestry and Richards, Forestry;
tied for fourth, Hucksburger, Wolver-
ines and Buck, Wolverines. Height,
5 feet 9 inches.
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