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Purdue Five Holds Big Ten Lead, Defeating Varsity,



ivimmning T eami T o Face Weak Rae. Pink Star
SpartanNatators Away T onight For Miehigan
aremet To Duel Barker ff The Michigan duo will face Dick Ini Ragged Tilt





n u; neym 10 iae
His Debut As Wolverine
(Continued from Page 1)
again, but the score all depends on
where Mann chooses to "shut the
gates of mercy."
With few exceptions the State mer-
men will face the same team that
swallowed up the previously unbeaten
Iowa Hawkeyes, 63-21 here last Satur-
day night. Two new faces, however,
will be injected into the diamond-
studded Wolverine lineup.
Swimming in their first meet under
the Michigan banner will be Francis
Heydt, the Iowa transfer, and Larry
Wehrheim, a sophomore who recent-
ly returned from the limbo of ineligi-
With the addition of Heydt, Mann
now has three backstrokers who can
break 1:40 with ease. This is far too
great an assignment for the Spartan
dorsal agents to handle. Capt. Eddie
Ochocinski, and sophomores Don Far-
mner and Ken Turner, all find it diffi-
cult doing better than 1:50 for the
Wehrhelm will team up with Blake
Thaxter to take care of the Wolver-
ine quarter mile duties, giving junior
Jim Welsh, the distance ace, a day

SWith Welsh at home, the long
awaited duel between sophomore Gus
Sharemet and National Collegiate
sprinting champion Charley Barker
will finally take place, but over the
220-yard free style route. Coach
Mann will experiment with his speed-
demons over the longer distance "just
to see what they can do." Strange
distance or not, the two Wolverines
will have no trouble taking care of
the Spartan swimmers, Himmelein
and Al Harris. .
In the sprints Mann will use Ed
Hlutchens, Bill Holmes, Tommy Wil-
liams and John Gillis against the
mediocre State performers, Dale Han-
sen, Huntley Johnson, Farmer and
Don Ladd.
John Sharemet and John Haigh,
the Wolverine breastrokers, will have
an easy time tonight against Ladd
Loomis and Lee Grant, the Michigan
State aces.
For the diving event, Capt. Hal
Benham, Jack Wolin and Strother
"T-Bone" Martin will all be on hand
to outmaneuver Daubert's best, Len
LaFrance and George Rogers, giving
another Spartan demonstration of
"the best that is none too good.",
With the pool in the new Jennison
Gymnasium still in the process of
construction, tonight's meet will take
place in the old Spartan 30-yard tank.

Wolverines Miss 14 Foui
IShots; Fisher Leads
Scoring With 9 Points
(Continued from Page 1)
8-3. But that started a 12-minute
Wolverine scoring drought while Pur-
due was pulling away. Dan Fisher,
high scorer of the evening with a
measely nine points, showed how it
Iwas done by netting four foul throws
in a row. Then John Tierney faked
Brokan out of position and sank a
push shot to send the Boilermakers
out in front, 9-8, and from then on
they were never headed.
Fisher and Tierney both counted
from the field and with three min-
utes to play Wood notched one for
IMichigan as the half ended with the
scre, 13-1, in favor of the invaders.
The second half had barely opened
when Purdue lengthened its lead
with Beretta counting first a free-
throw and then a basket on a quick
break. Rae was fouled, by the very
unpopular Elwood Yeager and to the
amazement of all concerned, he made
it Itswas thenly succes any Wol-s
in the second half.
From then on the scoring was spo-
radic with both teams alterx'ating.
Brogan and Pink both connected on
long prayers and the latter also
tossed in his favorite left-handed
hook shot. While they were having
their little fun, the crowd was al-
ternately watchng Pru scr and
joyed both, this putting him one up
bon he crowd which enjoyed only the
Both teams started the game by
checking at half court and even in-
side its opponent's territory. But
even this didn't appear to open up
either club's defense.
* * * *
Mike Sofiak suffered a gash over I
his right eye four minutes before the
half ended when Fisher came from
behind him and stole the ball. It
was bleeding badly and the cut was
reopened in the second half again.
Both times he was taken from the
game. That might be why he missed
each and every one of his five foul
* * * *
Six-foot three-inch Dan Fisher

Cooch's Commyents .
BACK from the Illinois Relays over
the weekend, Ken Doherty and
his Michigan track sqad were hard
at work against yesterday. There
appears to be no rest for the wicked
and the track men-not that there
is any nexus between the two.
But in spite of the fact that the
Wolverines failed to annex as pmany
individual tities as they did last year.
Doherty was satisfied with the show-
ing ,,We did as well as we expected
to do," he said. "After all, we went
down there knowing just what we
could do. We did that well. So we
showed well. The others might have
been a little stronger than we expect-
ed but as far as our ;eam was con-
cerned, I'm well satisfied."
Doherty had a few notes scrawled
on his cuff (not literally-Mrs. Doher-
ty would never stand for it). But his
few pertinent observations on the
Relays should have some value.
"Michigan scored in every
event in which she entered ex-
cept in the shot put. here Bob
hoo0k put 47 ft., 5 in., his best
effort of the current season.
Michigan scored two firsts (the
pole vault), three seconds, two-
thirds and two-fourths.
The Wolverines set two of the

three new Illinois Relays records. Don
Canham bettered the old mark of 6 ft.
512 in., set by Burg of Chicago when
he leaped 6 ft., 6% in. The four-
mile relay team composed of Karl
Wisner, Jack Dobson, Ed Barrett and
Capt. Ralph Schwarzkopf turned in
17:39.4, 11 seconds better than 'the
mark set by Penn in 1930.
Sophomore Charlie Decker took but
three vaults in tieing for first place
-12 ft., 6 in.. 13 ft. and 13 ft., 6 in.
This is probably the best indoor per-
formance in the history of Michigan
pole vaulters. However, a badly
twisted ankle on his last effort may
keep him out for the remainder of
the season. (Ed. note: incidentally in
the triangular meet last week when
Decker tied for first at 12 ft., 8 in.,
he tried to go no higher because the
meet was running behind schedule).
* * * *
Allen Smith ran beautifully,
taking second in a camera fin-
ish. The judges were long in
making their decision. (Ed. note:
Myron Piker of Northwestern,
the winner, is Big Ten champion
and that might have influenced
the judges).
Stan Kelley took fourth in the
high hurdles in another blanket
finish, nosing out Charles Hlad,
Michigan Normal star, wo bat
was the same as the winner's,
Warren Breidenbach, while not do-
his leg of the mile relay.
The somewhat makeshift two-mile
relay team surprised by its perform-
ance. Sophomore two-miler Bill
Ackerman ran 1:58.2; Howie Egert
1:58.9; Ed Barrett, repeating after'
an earlier mile, 1:59.2 and Johnny

Elmer Gedeon, who for two years was Michigan's Conference chan-
pion in the hurdles as well as being first-baseman on the baseball team,
is shown hurdling teammate Jimmy Wasdell at the Washington Sen-
ators' Orlando, Fla. training camp. Gedeon played in the outfield for
the Orlando club last year, came up to the big leagues during the last
few wieeks of the season, and showed enough promise to warrant his
being taken south this spring.


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plays in his glasses (not in his cups)
without wearing a cage to protect
It was general opinion that this
Purdue club was not a champion. A
look at the standings corrects this

Halftime score: Purdu
gan 10.
Free throws missed:

Back from a dramatic 16-14 victory
over the fighting Penn State squad
before more than 4,000 fans at State
College, Pa., last Saturday, Michi-
gan's grapplers began preparations
yesterday to turn back another dan-
gerous Eastern threat, Navy, this
Saturday afternoon.
Capt. "Butch" Jordan's default win
over Warren Elliott, after Don Nich-
ol's upset defeat by Ernie Bortz had
put the Lions three points in front,
was enough to send the Wolverines
home with a win over one of the
strongest teams in the East.
The victory was further proof, if
any was needed, that Coach Cliff
Keen has produced another great
squad. Fully recovered from their
early loss to Illinois, the Wolverines
are again on their way, with the Con-
ference title, now held by Indiana,
straight ahead.
A large part of this greatness must
be credited to Harland Danner. When
he pinned Penn State's Roy Gensler,
Danner kept intact a sensational
record which at present shows five
straight falls, two of them over heavi-
er opponents, without a defeat.
Further honors in Saturday's win
go to Bill Combs and Sophomore
Jim Galles. The 145-pounder, in his
decision victory over Joe Scalzo, gave
last year's runner-up in the Nationals
such a trimming that Coach Keen
hildrawals, Injuries
itVarsity Net Hopes

Team Satmrda y
declared, "They'll be talking about
Combs out there for years."
Galles, in his first year on the var-
sity, is rapidly shouldering his way
into the crowded ranks of Michigan
wrestling greats. His decision over
[aion Charles Rohrer was the fifth in
mnother unbeaten string. Galles,
while not so spectacular as some of
us mates, is showing signs of having
L rosy future.
The meet also served as a gauge
>f the strength of this week's oppon-
mnt. Navy's 17-11 victory over Le-
high, which had tied Penn State
earlier in the season, shows that
Joach Keen has no easy task in whip-
pAng his squad into shape for the

Tierney 2,

In setting the new record in the
four-mile relay, Karl Wisner, Jack
Dobson, Barrett and Schwarzkopf
averaged better than 4:25.
* * * *j
The finest individual performances
of the meet were Canham's leap and
Missouri's John Munski's 4:10.6 mile
in the medley relay."

Blanken, Yaeger, Vernon, Sofiak 5,
Ruehle, Rae, Brogan 2, Pink, Wood
2, Grissen 2.
Referee-Powers, Detroit; Umpire
-Burt, Manchester,


Eastern Post

:autz 1:58.8.
* et *

Oosterbaan Will Assium
End Coaching Duties
(Continued from Page 1)


- I

Michigan's tennis prospects for the
coming season were handed a stiff
jolt this past week when two of the
men who were expected to be main-
stays of the squad failed to return to
.school for the second semester.
Sam Rotberg, left-handed star
from Bay City, who was expected to
play in one of the two top spots, and
Howard Bacon, both left school last
week. Rotberg played on the Wayne
University team two years ago, and
was one of the finest players Michi-
gan has had in recent years.

graduation, he went to Minnesota
as assistant coach in basketball, foot-
ball and track.
The following year he returned to
[Chicago where he stayed until 1928
as assistant football coach and as the
first Maroon sports publicity director.
In 1928, he graduated from the Chi-
cago Law School and was adimitted
to the Illinois bar. He was appointed
head football coach at Beloit Col-
lege in 1928, but quit at the end of
the year to serve as an aid in foot-
ball and adviser in Alexander Meikle-
john's Wisconsin Experimental Col-
He dropped out of athletics in
1930 to practice criminal law but re-
turned to sports again the "follow-
ing year, serving as scout for the
University of California. In 1932,
he came to Princeton with Crislet
and remained there until coming here
in 1938.

Ohio State 58, Northwestern
Chicago 35, Minnesota 32.


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