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Western Conference Grid Rivals Wind Up Spring Tr-


Graduation To Take 1eavy Toll Of Track Team
But Freshmen Show Promise As Varsity Timber

Next Season's
Golf Team Hit
By Graduation

Wildcats Rely On Frosh;
Illini End Long Session

Graduation will take a heavy toll
from Michigan's varsity track team
this year. Leaving the squad will be
the greatest distance runner in
Michigan history, Capt. Ralph
Schwarzkopf, whose place appears to
be unfillable for the present.
In addition, such stars as dashmen
Al Smith, Carl and Fred Culver,
hurdler Stan Kelley, quarter-miler
Jim Rae, half-miler Dye Hogan,
milers Tommy Jester and Kirl Wis-
ner, and two-miler Brad Heyl will
be gone from the Wolverines.
So, Ken Doherty faces a huge
task when he tries to build still an-
other Conference champion, but he
has one of the best balanced fresh-
man teams in history to draw from.
Boasting strength in every event on
the list, Coach Stackhouse's year-
lings are especially strong in the
distance running events.
Thomas, Piel Return
In the dash, Michigan has soph-
omores Bud Piel and Al Thomas
returning. Piel ran 6.2 for the 60-
yard dash indoors, but illness over-

took and stopped him. Next year
should find him ready. Thomas,
too, has been assailed by injuries,
but should be set to go in the fall.
Freshmen Chuck Donahey, Bob Ufer,
Ernie Lampkin and Norm Elson will
be around for support. A frosh team
of sprinters, including Donahey,
Hugh Dalzell, Bob Winkley and Le-
roy Pecar has set a new 880-yard
relay record this year.
Middle Distance Strong
The middle distances will have
Michigan's greatest strength. War-
ren Breidenbach and Jack Leutritz,
one-four in the quarter last spring
are both back, as well as Bob Bar-
nard, the surprising little ex-hur-
dler. In addition, Bob Ufer, who has
ruined whatever freshman marks
were available, Hugh Dalzell, Fred
Nassar, and Buck Dawson are capa-
ble 440-men. Ufer is perhaps the
best prospect, next to Breidenbach,
that has appeared on the Michigan
The half-mile finds Johnny Kautz
and Howie Egert back for another

year of competition. In his first
season on the varsity, Kautz has'
shown tremendous drive, and should
be as tough as they make them next
season. And, coming up from the
frosh team are a host of good 880
men. Five yearlings ran better than
two minutes indoors, and three,
Quentin Brelsford, Ufer, and Mat-
thews ran under the old frosh mark.
John Purdue and Buck Dawson were
the other two.
The mile finds Ed Barrett, third
indoors and outdoors and Jack Dob-
son back for more running. Stack-
house sends up, in addition to the
above-mentioned quintet, Bill Bain,
Willis Gloss, and Rene Hall. Some
of these men will be shifted to the
two-mile, with Gloss, Matthews,
Purdue and Brelsford especially
promising for the longer event.
Sophomore Bill Ackerman should
come through with many points for
the Wolverines in the two-mile.
Hurdlers Strong
The best group of hurdlers the

frosh team has had will come up
to reinforce Jeff Hall, Ray Gau-
thier, and Sherm Olmsted. Neil Mac-
Intyre and Bud Byerly tied the high
and low hurdle records indoors, and
after only one week outdoors, Mac-
intyre set a new all-time Michigan
yearling high-hurdle mark of :15
seconds. Frank McCarthy is anoth-
er excellent prospest. In the lows,
Norm Elson has equalled the indoor
record, and, with Byerly and Mac-
intyre, will help hold the fort in
the event.
The weight events find Michigan
well-fortified with both quality and
quantity. The best prospectysince
Bill Watson, sophomore George Os-
troot has shown well since becoming
eligible, He should do even better
next year, especially in the discus.
Bob Hook, a 49-foot shot-putter, and
Tommy Lawton, who can do 47 feet,
are also returning. The freshmen
send up Rudy Sengel, Bill Steele,
Gene Hirsch and Dave Eldridge to
support the veterans.


Senior Stars Leave
Hole; Replacements
Few, Inexperienced

TLcspiwIA) Lss
LAoks For

of All-American Nile Kinnick, Iowa
One Of Its Best Conference Seasons

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Michigan's golf team, shooting at
an unbeatable clip this year, willE
find the going tougher next season
as they lose their two irrepressible
sparkplugs, Capt. Bob Palmer and
the colorful Jack Emery.
Undefeated in dual competition
and leading the Big Ten conference
race with three impressive victories,
the Wolverines are riding the crest
of some superb shooting on the part
of seniors Palmer, Emery, Bill Black
and Tom Tussing.
When Old Man Graduation fin-
ishes his annual purge this June,
Coach Ray Courtright will have to
look far and wide for experienced
players. With the exception of Lynn
Riess, Fred Dannenfelser and John
Barr, all juniors, there are few sea-
soned veterans.
Dave Osler and Goodwin Clark,
both sophomores, have already
shown Courtright that they have the
ability to play with the varsity as
evidenced by their respective vic-
tories in the Indiana match recently.
Osler also played in the Notre Dame
Cliff James, a junior from Flint,
and John Leidy and Don Jones,
sophomore artists from Ann Arbor
and Detroit respectively, have been
poking the pellet around the diffi-
cult University layout in the low
80's consistently all season and will
undoubtedly see plenty of action
next year.
Freshman Coach Trueblood, who
has been keeping an eagle eye on
the yearlings, reports that on the
basis of recent scores turned in, Ben
Smith, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Buel
Morley, of Toledo, are leading the
Following close behind are Robert
Fife, frosh hockey player from De-
troit, Morrie Boas, Chicago, and
Dick James, Cliff's brother, fron

The progress of Michigan's foot-
ball team next fall depends to a
large degree upon how good the
other schools in the Big Ten will
be. It might be interesting, then,
to see how these rival teams are
faring in their respective spring
training grinds.
At Evanston, Ill., Coach Lynn
Waldorf called a halt to the spring
session with the annual intra-squad
game last Saturday. Northwestern
billed as the team to beat last year.
faces a heavy graduation problem
and Waldorf spent most of the

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team upset Michigan last year, has
lone a considerable amount of shift-
ing around in hopes of fortifying
his team.
George Bernhardt has moved from
the line to the fullback post, but his
performance in this position leaves
much to be desired. On the other
hand, burly Ike Niedzelski has been
transferred from the backfield to
a tackle. Johnny Worban, freshman
half back, looked better than any
other back during the spring drills
and much is expected of him.
Anderson Has Troubles
Eddie Anderson has his hands full,
trying to find a suitable replacement
for Nile Kinnick, who graduates in
June. Outside of this backfield
weakness Iowa seems set for one
of its biggest seasons.
All of last year s centers return,
the guard positions are well forti-
fied, theatackles will be taken care
of by Capt. Mike Enich and Jim
Walker, and there is little to worry
about concerning the ends, although
Prasse will be lost by graduation.
Wisconsin will close its drills to-
morrow, with the first open intra-
squad contest. Up to now the spring
training session has been held be-
hind closed doors, but some news
has leaked out.
Badger Hopes High
The Badger hopes are running
high these days because of the ex-
cellent passing of Johnny Tennant,
who has shown up very well this
spring. Capt. Dick Embzck has been
playing a lot of guard, and freshman
Len Caligaro looks like a comer at
the fullback post.
The Boilermakers of Purdue are
not looking forward to a very prof-
itable season. In the words of Coach
Mal Edwards, "The squad looks
green." The freshmen have been
showing up well but they are too
inexperienced to be counted on. The
passing attack has proved to be one
of the few bright spots in the Purdue
Ohio State seems to have it again
this year. The Buckeyes have been
lashing out with tremendous power
all spring. Halfback Les Horvath
and Capt. Jim Langhurst have been
the standouts so far.
Bernie Bierman is another one
who will have little need for the
crying towel this coming fall, if the
reports from the Gopher spring
training base are true. The Minne-
sota juggernaut is set to roll again.
Bierman has made animportant
change in the lineup, switching end
Bernie Nelson to center, and center
Bob Bjorklund to end.

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Michigan Athletes


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Of Eventful



spring drills developing replacements
for the sixteen lettermen who will
be lost after June.
Waldorf announced that he was
counting upon a trio of freshmen to
fill the gaps. These men are Bill
Urlaub, center, Ken Littlejohn, tac-
kle, and Dan Williams, halfback.
Capt. Dick Richards has also served
notice, by his spring performance,
that he will be one of the best quar-
terbacks in the conference.
Illinois also closed shop last Sat-
urday, after a lengthy five-wek ses-
sion. Wily Bob Zuppke, whose Illini

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the day in mourning as news came
from Avery Brundage's office that
the Finnish Olympics would probably
have to be cancelled.
Feb. 17: Michigan's basketball
forces broke their three-game Con-
ference losing streak with a victory
over Chicago in a game that was as
exciting as a lassie's marble tourney.
Feb. 24: Wrestlers sunk the Navy
forces here as track team trounced
Ohio, cagers lost to Illinois and puck-
sters took another Gopher whipping.
March 4: Jim Rae led his squad
to a 43-32 win over Minnesota in
season's final basketball game. The
win placed Michigan nixth in the
March 9: Track and swimming
teams capture Big Ten titles as wrest-
lers wind up only one point behind
championship Hoosier outfit.
March 16: Briedenbach's amazing
final lap in mile relay race gave
Michigan the Butler relay team title.
March 23: Ramblin' Ralph Schwarz-
kopf left Maki planted to the Yost
Field House cinders when he turned
on the final lap steam to win the
two-mile feature of the Michigan Re-
March 30: Gus Sharemet set the
swimming world talking as he car-
ried the Wolverines to their seventh
straight Collegiate title., Don Nich-
ols won the 175-pound National Col-
legiate mat crown.
April 19: Ray Fisher's ball hawks
open their home season with a 5-2
victory over Wisconsin.
April 28: Schwarzkopf, Don Can-
ham, one and two mile relay teams
take Drake relay titles.
May 3: Wolverine athletes spend
today in mourning, etc.

To You All
This Summer
The Pretzel Bell


. o . of the Women Students while
fashioning studies in class, may be

classed as studies in fashion.
Their Slightly White and Sheerest Prints of
Pastel Tints Cleaned to Newness Again by. ..
Micro clean


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To Milady's Summer Wardrobe
Sudan due to our individual treat- Tropical
ment of the many popular
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