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VtDNr$,-DA'Y; rt. 1946



Varsity Swimmers Win Every Event In Sinking State,



Tankmen Win
Sixth Straight;
Set Two Marks

Fate Dealt Wolverine Cagers
Bad Deal, Moans Oosterbaan



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churned the 270 yards in 2:43, more
than four and a half seconds better
than the recent Michigan State frosh
The 220-yard free style event found
Michigan's two sprinting artists, Gus
Sharemet and Charley Barker, tang-
ling for the first time. It was a long
awaited duel, but at a distance strange
to both swimmers, and the race soon
proved exactly that.
Barker took the lead at the gun
and never gave it up. Sharemet fol-
lowing close behind spent most of the
time trying to locate the position of
his rivals in the water. When he fin-
ally discovered Barker, it was too late.
"Good Time". Charley had crossed
the line in 2:23.7.
The Michigan swimmers leave by
train tomorrow for Minneapolis where
they will meet Minnesota in a dual
meet Thursday night.
270-yard medley relay: Won by
Michigan (Riedl, Haigh, Williams).'
Time 2:43, new pool record. Old
record 2:47.6 by M.S.C. freshmen
220-yard free style: Won by Bark-
er, Michigan; second, G. Sharamet,
Michigan; third, Himmelein, State.
Time 2:23.7.
50-yard free style: Won by Holmes,
Michigan; second, Gillis, Michigan;,
third, Hansen, State. Time :24.9.
,Fancy diving: Won by Wolin, Mich-
igan; second, Benham, Michigan;
third, Rogers, State.
100-yard free style: Won by Hutch-
ens, Michigan; second, Holmes, Mich-
igan; third, Ladd, State. Time :55.9.
150-yard backstroke: Won by
Heydt, Michigan; second, Riedl,
Michigan; third, Turner, State. Time
1:39.4, new pool record. (Old record
1:45.8 by Frank, Wisconsin, 1937).
Z00-yard breast stroke: Won by
J. Sharamet, Michigan; second,
Haigh, Michigan; third, Loomis,
State. Time 2:30.9.
440-yard free style: Won by Thax-
ter, Michigan; second Wehrheim,
Michigan; third, Himmelein, State.
Time 5:13.3.
360-yard sprint relay: Won by
Michigan (Gillis, Holmes, Barker,
Hutchens). Time 3:19.2.

Fate shoved the one card the Wol-
verines needed to win Monday's bas-
ketball game down at the bottom of
the pack, and although it seemed as
if it would turn up time and again-
it did not.
The game ended before that final
card could be turned up, and Lady
Luck strung along with the league
leading Purdue quintet while Old
Man Fate took his time about deal-
ing. And time is what basketball
games are played against.
Bennie Oosterbaan contends that
anyone who saw the contest will have
to admit that his boys had the Boil-
ermakers on the run. They outplayed
II-M SportsN
For the eleventh time in 17 years,
Phi Beta Delta captured the annual
interfraternity handball tournamentj
when they defeated Phi Sigma Delta
in the doubles and two singles
matches at the I-M Building last
Ed Zerden and Martin Rudman
trimmed Ralph Reed and Les Bersky
of Phi Sig in the doubles set, 21-9'
and 21-5. Bert Zheutlin, undefeated
in the entire tourney won his singles
match from Norm Rosenberg, 21-5
and 21-6; while Art Weiss made it
a clean sweep by taking two out of
three games from Howie Rothschild,
21-2, 14-21 and 21-12.
* * * *
Chi Psi, Phi Delta Theta, Beta
Theta Pi, and Psi Upsilon qualified
for the interfraternity half-mile re-
lay race by running through the
qualifying heat in that order at the
Field House last night.
Chi Psi's first place time was
1:42.6. The finals will take place
during the Ohio State meet Saturday
* * * *
With sigma Chi, last year's cham-
pions in both the "A" and "B" divi-
sions already eliminated, 10 fraterni-
ties will start battling Tuesday night
in the finals of the basketball play-
offs for Sigs' relinquished crown.
Beta Theta Pi has teams in both
the "A" and "B" playoffs and is the
only team that can possibly dupli-
cate Sigma Chi's unusual perform-
ance of last year.

and outfought the invaders, and if
Fate had been kind enough to deal
out two baskets in rapid succession
somewhere in that first frame or even
in the second period, Purdue would
still be cleaning the dust out of its
Not once but several times Michi-
gan missed set-up shots under the
basket that could just as well have
gone in as not, and several times .
those Wolverine shots would take a
quick turn around the hoop and
Lady Luck would give them the old.
Would Have Sunk Fouls
If they'd have gone in instead of
out "just twice in rapid succession,"
that ghastly number of foul shots
would never have been missed and
quite a few of the Wolverine "dogs"
that failed to slip through the meshes
would have been certain points. All
this is firmly entrenched in Coach
Oosterbaan's mind and it will take
more than an earthquake to displace
this belief.
Those two quick baskets would
have loosened up Michigan's play-
ers to such an extent that they would,
have burned a whole through the
floor with the pace they'd have set,
and it would not be the least bit sur-
prising to find the fieldhouse hard-
wood blistered from the hot pace
Michigan set Monday night.
Purdue's Shooting Checked
It was too hot for the Boilermak-
ers, and they were glad to get out
of town. Ranked as a high scoring
speed demon outfit, Purdue had all
it could do to keep up with Michi-
gan's mercury merchants and it fail-
ed to even take as many attempted
shots as it ordinarily does.
The Boilermakers have averaged 80
shots per game against their oppon-
ents, but they could only get 52
against Michigan. This, in the opin-
ion of Oosterbaan, was due to the
great defensive work of the Wolver-
ines, which, he believes, at least
equaled if not bettered that of Pu-
But Michigan did lose and they
pay off on final scores. However,
this does not alter Oosterbaan's opin-
ion of his team as he says, "I'm proud
of the boys; they played as hard and
as well as any group of boys could
play, and if they could have just
gotten those two quick baskets . . ."

-Michli g a n
Star May Take
Dickson's Post
Ernest McCoy, '29, Winner
Of Proficiency Award
In Athletics, Mentioned
Campbell Dickson's intention of
resigning his post as end coach here
will be made known within four days,
it was learned yesterday. The schol-
arly lawyer - coach communciated
with head coach Herbert 0. (Fritz)
Crisler by telephone Monday night
but failed to give a final answer as
to his decision.
The offer which he is considering
has come from Hamilton College in
Clinton, N.Y., where he would be a
dean. He had also had negotiations
with Rutgers.
If Dickson leaves, Bennie Ooster-
baan will probably move back to the
end coach post he held undertHarry
Kipke. The new addition to, the
coaching staff is expected to be Er-
aest McCoy, basketball captain here
in 1929 and a winner of five letters,
three in basketball and two in foot-
ball. McCoy was also awarded the
Conference medal for proficiency in
athletics and scholarships, a distinc-
tion he shares with Dickson, Crisler,
Clarence Munn and Earl Martineau.
McCoy was an all-Conference
guard in 1929 and a teammate of
Oosterbaan in 1927 and 1928. He
is now a high school coach in New
Jersey. Others are also being con-
sidered for the position should Dick-
son decide to leave.
The new man would assume duties
as frosh baseball coach (Ooster-
baan's present chore), assistant frosh
football coach and then be ready
to take over Jake Townsend's post
as assistant basketball coach when
Jake graduates from law school next
Spartans Take To Air
EAST LANSING, Feb. 20.-(P)-
Coach Ben F. Van Alstyne picked
eight Michigan State basketball play-
ers today to make the trip by air Sat-
urday for a game with Marquette at
Milwaukee. Two reserves and the
team manager will follow by rail.

New 440iMark
May Be Made
In OSU Meet
When Michigan met Ohio State in
track last May, it was the quarter-
mile which was expected to be the
feature event and which surprised
no one by producing a Ferry Field
record for the distance when War-
ren Breidenbach outraced teammate
Ross Faulkner and Jack Sultzman
of Ohio, in 47.2 seconds-
When the Wolverines meet the
Buckeyes here this Saturday, it is
the quarter-mile which is expected
to provide the fireworks of the eve-
ning, and no one will be surprised if
the Field House record takes a shav-
ing when Warren Breidenbach meets
Ohio's Capt. Jack Sulzman.
Woodruff Set Record
This record which is under fire
may prove to be more difficult to
erase than was the Ferry Field rec-
ord, for it was set by Long John
Woodruff, Pittsburg's former star at
any distance from the 440 tothe
mile. Woodruff's lengthy stride
pulled him around the Field House
track in 49.1 seconds back in 1937,
breaking the Michigan mark held by
Stan Birleson by one-tenth second.
Last year neither Breidenbach nor
Sulzman approached that figure, for
Warren didn't seem to have much
indoors, while Sulzmanj's develop-
ment as a 440-man came during the
end of the outdoor season. This
year, however, both seem capable of
doing a job on the mark. Sulzman
ran 31.3 in the 300-yard special at
Illinois, only one-tenth second off
the American record, with Breiden-
bach one-tenth second behind the
Ohio speedster.
Ran :48.7 Anchor
Later that evening, the fleet
Breidenbach ran a 48.7 second anch-
or leg. Allowing five-tenths of a sec-
ond gained by the flying start, War-
ren would have run about 49.2. With
the two men meeting for the first
time this year in the 440, anything in
the way of record-breaking might
Sulzman wants revenge for those
defeats he absorbed last year;
Breidenbach is determined to avenge
his being outrun at Illinois. Add to
these personal motives for a hard-
fought race that of the natural
rivalry between all members of the
two schools, and you have one of the
best 440 races the country will pro-
duce this year.
at the

and his orchestra


Just As Well .. .
the United States' athletic pres-
tige that the 1940 Olympic Games
were called off because of some silly
thing like an international situation
that has been stretched, by active
use of the imagination, into a war.
As proof we quote from two stories
from Sunday's Daily, both on page
1, but both from different sources.
The first has a Champaign,
Ill., dateline and reads: "Don
Canham, brilliant high jumping
junior, added the relays (Illinois
Relays) record to his collection
by leaping ;6 ft., 6% in. to better
the old mark of 6 ft., 51A in. set
by Burg of Chicago."
The second story bears a London
(Eng.) dateline. It tells of a British
destroyer coming home with 360
Britons rescued from the Nazi prison
ship Altmark. The story leads off
"Kr'aut Line Stars
As Bruins Win, 5-0
BOSTON, Feb. 20.--(/P)-With their
sauerkraut line performing spectac-
ularly, the Boston Bruins regained a
top-place National Hockey League
tie with the New York Rangers to-
night by overwhelming the Toronto
Maple Leafs, 5-0, before 13,286 at
Boston Garden.
Four Boston counters were sup-
plied by the. Kitchener Krauts, two
by Woody Dumart and one each by
Milt Schmidt and little Bobby Bauer.
Schmidt collected assists on each of
his mates' goals to wind up with four
points, which boosted his league lead-
ing total to 43 points.

by saying "The officer-leader of the
boarding party sprang eight feet to
the lower deck of the Altmark,
knocked aside a German guard, and
raced to the bridge to send the Alt-
mark hard ashore with a 'full-speed
astern' ring of the engine-room tele-
Evidently he could not only
jump eight feet but he would
probably have won the decatha-
lon by his ability in the weights
and his speed in racing to the
* * * *
When Fred Mandel, a Chicago de-
partment store owner bought the
DetroitnLions football club recently,
Arch Ward in the Chicago Tribune
had Dr. Robert Hutchins of Chicago
reputedly calling'Mandel and saying
"Why didn't you buy them a month
earlier and then sell them to me. I
could have used them."
And while we're on the Chi-
cago situation we might add that
Wisconsin had to revise its vic-
tory song because of the Ma-
roons' withdrawal from inter-
collegiate football. The lyrics
ran "Run the ball clear round
Chicago" and now they have to
substitute Minnesota. We dare
say that it would have been a
lot easier to run it round Chi-
cago than round the Gophers.
* * * *
Add picturesque reporting a la
Henry McLemore: He was talking
about Kayak II (a horse for those
who have led a sheltered life) and
the story ran "Kayaky hasn't been
out since he finished second to
Wichcee in the New Year Handicap,
which, as you probably have guessed,
was run on New Year's Day. He has
been training well and is as strong as
--well, as strong as a horse."


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Navy SquadBreaks Precedent


H AT 6

Illinois 45, Texas A&M 39.


To Battle WoF
A former pupil will be trying to;
outdo his teacher at his own game
here Saturday afternoon when the
United States Naval Academy's var-
sity grapplers break all naval prece-
dents by clashing with Michigan's
wrestlers in a dual meet to be held in
other than an Annapolis setting.
Michigan's head coach, Cliff Keen,;
years ago taught a big healthy fellow7
named Ray Swartz the tricks of the
wrestling trade, and Swartz, now head
mat mentor at Navy will send boys of
his own instruction into action here,
The meet, attracting more atten-
tion than any wrestling show here in
years, will draw added attention in
the Midwest because it marks the
first time that Navy has left its own
baliwick to engage a foe in a dual
Swartz agreed to break the Naval
Academy precedent out of regard for
Keen who has long been seeking the
meet because of its natural qualities
as a mat attraction. The engage-
ment will be the first intersectional
mat battle seen here in years, and
will pit some of the best grapplers in
Naval Academy history against Mich-
igan's title-aspiring Wolverines.
Keen said yesterday that he will
have his best men available to do
battle with the visitors. Bill Combs,
who shed nine pounds last week to
make the 145 pound division for the
meet with Penn State, is once again
watching his diet as he is slated for
action in the same class against Navy.
With Combs wrestling at 145, Harlan
Danner, building a reputation as aI
college wrestler with more color than
some of the pros who make no attempt
at the real sport, will be able to com-
pete at 155. Jim Galles, Don Nichols
and Capt. Forrest Jordan will be
All Varsity baseball candidates
are requested to sign up at the
Yost Field House any afternoon
this week.
Ray Fisher, Coach

vernee Grapplers
available for duty in the three top
Danner, victorious in five straight
matches, in which he never failed to
pin his foe, will be out to extend his
string, but Navy's Bob Searle, a star
in his own right, is expected to pro-
vide plenty of opposition.
The Navy team boasts consider-,
able power. Last Saturday, while
Michigan was getting ready for the
invasion of one Eastern foe by whip-
ping another, the future Admirals
were whipping Lehigh's Eastern Inter-
collegiate champions, 17 to 11.
The meet will be held in the Field
House, and will start at 3 o'clock.

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