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TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1940


T~~lE MICIIIcaN J. . sa. S. 1 urS- .3 .4 1

Golfers In Third Place At Half-Way Mark Of Big Tex



Linksmen Trail
Leading Illin
By 12 Strokes


Ohio State Second; Gilbert
Shoots Medal Score
LeadingCaptain Palmer
(Continued from rage 1)
strokes behind in second place with
The Wolverine scores as a whole
were high with the usually depend-
able Jack Emery soaring to an un-
precedented 85 on the .afternoon
round to take the highest Wolverine
score. He shot a 79 in the morning
which gave him a 164 total for the
Bill Black rallied after his 82 on
the first 18 holes to take second
place . among the Maize and Blue
strokers with an afternoon 78 to give
him 160.
Lynn Riess and Tom Tussing soared
to the 80's in the disasterous final
18 holes for the Wolverines. After
carding a 78 in the morning, Riess
blew to an 83. Tussing also stroked
an 83 in addition to his morning 79.
Northwestern's defending cham-
pions were dealt a severe blow when
their star, Chase Fannon, was de-
clared out of the meet because of
scholastic ineligibility.
The final 36 holes of the match will
be played tomorrow with the best
aggregate 72 hole total giving the
team the Big Ten title.
Palmer 76-77-153; Black 81-78-
160; Riess 78-83-161; Tussing 79-83
=162; Emery 79-85-164.
Detroit 10, Boston 7
Cleveland 10, New York 2
Chicago 5, Washington 4
New York (N) 6, St. Louis 0
Chicago 6, Brooklyn 4
Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 7
Boston 13, Cincinnati 4

don wirtehafter's
A Strange Defeat...
The wind blew the wrong way Saturday and Michigan lost its first
track meet in four years.
We don't mean that as an alibi. That's not our purpose today as
we look back over that strange defeat. The Wolverines simply lost.
Every team has to go down sometime.
But without offering alibis, we can attempt to analyze the factors
which led to the Michigan upset. They're many in number and inter-
esting in nature.
They started more than two weeks age when Capt. Ralph Schwarzkopf
was confined to the Health Service and they didn't stop until the 220-yard
low hurdles, the second last event on the program, had been run off Satur-
day afternoon.
Schwarzkopf's illness was just one of those things. It certainly wasn't
anybody's fault. The senior two-miler wasn't needed when it came to his
specialty. Ackerman and Jester took care of that event. But 'Ramblin'
Ralph could have been a big help in aiding the Wolverine cause in the mile.
Then came Alan Smith's injury. In a way you might say that he
played a dirty trick on his coach and teammates. An important cog
in a big track machine has no business playing baseball when the tough
meets are coming along. The speedy senior went on a picnic, just
messed around a bit in a ball game, and finally wound up with a
sprained ankle after a risky slide into second. His services were sorely
needed in matching the Panther sprinting power. With Smith out of
the way, Stickel saved himself enough in the two dashes to continue
on and win the low hurdles. But then again, that was just one of the
many factors and certainly Smith did not realize what might happen
when he made that ill-fated slide.
When the meet got started, the very first event found the Michigan
runners making their first mistake. Boulanger had previously been beaten
at 4:26 this year. Barrett and Wisner were told to set a fast enough pace
so that the Pitt mainstay would have no chance of staying near the front.
However, instead of running :63 at the quarter, the Wolverines were out
in :66. At the half, they were running 2:13 instead of 2:09. During the
third quarter, they continued the slow pace and the windup found Barrett
getting caught in a pocket and following the Panther runner to the tape.
But then again, that was just one of the factors.
Along came the high hurdles. Kelley took a nice lead followed in
second by teammate Hall. But as they cleared the fourth obstacle,
Hall started to strain and press to hold his position. It was a fatal
attempt. lie got tighter than a High C piano string and finished third.
The same thing happened in the lows, only this time it was Kelley who
did the pressing. Coming on to the final leap, Stan and Stickel were
running step for step, but the Wolverine tried to dig harder than ever,
clipped the top of the wood, and wound up in second place. Those are
things that happen in every meet, but when you stop and consider that
both of these men lost by the narrowest of margins, it gives you the
jitters. If either had won by the same narrow margin, Michigan would
have maintained its undefeated pace.
And there were incidents in the field events too. Charley Decker,
usually a most consistent performer, couldn't get over 13 feet, 3 inches.
You might blame that one on the new poles he had to use. His old ones
were crushed in the train ride back from the Drake Relays. In the broad
jump Carl Culver finished second to an Ohl jump of less than 23 feet.
While the Wolverine kid has been leaping over that distance all throughout
the year, Saturday he kept stepping over or in front of the board on almost
every attempt. His technique just wasn't up to par. Perry Kimmerer came
in third in the javelin with his best toss of the year, but it was just 15
inches shy of giving Michigan a track meet. Just that much more and he
would have finished second.
And last but not least was the case of George Ostroot in the discus.
The winner in that event was John Bazyk, the husky Pitt senior, with
a toss of 141 feet, six and one-half inches. At one time in the afternoon,
Ostroot heaved one 143 feet. Bill Watson doing the officiating measured
the distance and gave George credit. Bazyk, who was standing at the
side, protested to Watson. He thought that Ostroot had fouled. The
former Michigan captain hadn't seen George hit the ring, so he walked
over and asked him. "Yep," said Ostroot, and the 143-foot toss went off
the record. He could have just as well said, "I don't know," but George
isn't that kind of guy.
Well, you could point to a lot of reasons why Michigan came in second
Saturday. But you can always point out reasons like that when track meets
end so closely. Michigan isn't asking for any alibis. We said that at the
- -- outset. Instead, we might just men-
tion the outstanding things that the
Wolverines did. Dye Hogan's bril-
liant 1:53.8 performance, for exam-
ple. It was a grand farewell appear-
ance for the well-liked senior.
Another of those great, showings was
Breidenbach's amazing quarter-mile
California Klemmer's best time of the
year. Then too, there was Don Can-
ham with his jump that would have

cracked Diefenthaler's Ferry Field
L S C record if the ground had been level.
~ V'S S~iit,,i~i~~When you're looking back over the
meet those outstanding performances
are the ones to remember and not
WIC Scotch Mutton Broth the reasons for the Michigan loss.

Nine To Meet
Western Sta te

The last act of the annual spring
Big Ten Title Hopes Fade football program will come to a close
"? at 5 p.m. this afternoon with the an-
As Wildcats Win Two nouncement of the winner of the Chi-
Games From Badgers cago Alumni Trophy, awarded each
___year to the player showing the great-
est development and most promise
In spite of the Wolverines' double during spring practice.
triumph over Purdue, the Varsity'sdFingesprinpave.
chances for the Conference baseball .Fifteen men have won the trophy
chanes or te Cnferncebaseallsince its introduction in 1925, and
title waned over the past weekend as smte t to.cie Kodros and
Northwestern's high-riding Wildcats onlythe last two, Archie Kodros and
maintained their rule over the Big Ralph Fritz, havebeen lettermen at
Tenroot b trmmig Wscosininthe time of the presentation. The
Ten roost by trimming Wisconsin in field this year has been narrowed
bath ends of a two-game series' ,down to six players, two of them let-
Resting in first place with a record termen, three freshmen, and one a
of eight victories and two defeats, and reserve award winner last season.
only a double-header with eighth- Ingalls Back At Center
place Ohio State left on its schedule,
the Wildcats are heavy favorites to Both the lettermen are linemen, and
cop. the 1940 crown. are expected to play a lot of football
Coach Wallie Roettger's Illinois for the Wolverines this fall, after
charges remained in second place spending last season as second-string-
after twice defeating Indiana to wind ers. Bob Ingallstseemed destined for
up their slate with nine wins and a lot of rest last year as a replace-
three setbacks. ment for Capt. Archie Kodros. But
Michigan can gain at least a tie when Forrest Evashevski came away
for second place by winning both from the stunning Illinois defeat
with a bad ankle, Ingalls asked for,
games of a double-header with Min- and was granted, a chance to show
nesota at Minneapolis this weekend.nwas grcnldd, atchenal-call-
The Gophers, in fifth place with a what he could do at the signal-call-
record of four triumphs and two de- ming spot. He was no "one-man-
feats, also have a mathematical gang", but when he staggered off the
chaane o hv amthemaitle. field at the end of the Minnesota
ch oeuldNorthtestern split even game, Michigan fans had seen a
with Ohio State, and the Wolverines great fighter in action. Ingalls will
take both games from Minnesota, be back as regular center this year,
the race would end in a three-way and promises to take up where Ko-
tie between the Wildcats, Illini and Bros left off as another in the long
tibeen tline of great Michigan pivot-men.
Michigan. Melzow Looks Good
BIG TEN STANDINGS Bill Melzow, the other varsity man,
W L Pct. saw a lot of service last year as a
Northwestern. .8 .00 sophomore second-string guard. Un-
Illinois . .er..... 9 3 .750 derstudy to little Milo Sukup, Mel-
Michigan .............7 3 .700 zow was a capable relief man and did
Minnesota .......... 4 2 .667 added duty as a placekicker. His
Iowa ... ....... 6 3 .667 work this spring has been one of the
Wisconsin ............ 5 7 .416 highlights of the line situation, and
Indiana ............. 3 537 . he will be a major part of Michigan's
Ohio State .......... 2 4 .333 onger reserve strength in the for-
Purdue.............2 7 .222 ward wall.
Chicago............1 .083 Norm Call, who won a reserve
__________________________award last year as a sophomore, is
a possibility for the backfield spot
Meet Kalamazoo Today left open by Paul Kromer's knee in-
jury. Given the job of relieving all-
Still seeking a victory over one of American halfback Tom Harmon last
their pesky state rivals, the Wolver- year, he saw just enough service to
inesC travel to Koa ,, t dla fnra -

_ ___V_ ___ _____ ... .. ..........

Alumni Trophy To Be Awarded
Tt oOutsxtandlin o C riddnor T~t1-,


111m V ua)ai40 i%- mazoo Louay Ior a
return game with Western State
Teachers' College.
The Broncos, who defeated Michi-
gan 4-1 earlier in the season, have
a season's record of 11 victories in
14 games played to date. Included in
Western State's string of triumphs
are Wisconsin, Northwestern, Ohio
State, Notre Dame and Michigan
State, in addition to Coach Ray Fish-
er's team.
Little Frank Overmire, victor in sev-
en straight games this season, is slat-
ed to take the mound against the
Varsity for the second time this year.
Coach Fisher will start Jack Barry
or Mickey Stoddard against the
Broncs. Both hurlers will work three
or four innings apiece with Russ Dob-
son, Les Veigel or Mase Gould fin-
ishing the game.

Pink, ef
Sofiak, ss
Evashevski, rf
Steppon, 2b
Trosko, If
Chamberlain, 3b
Ruehle, lb
Harms ,
Barry or
Stoddard, p

Western State
McCook, 3b
Nyman, cf
Hill, lb
Cuckovich, if
Snyder, rf
Metzger, 2b
Yarger, c
ribs, ss
Overrrire, p

The all-campus archery meet
will be held at 4 p.m. today at the
Sports Building. All students are
eligible, and entrants may regis-
ter this afternoon when they re-
port for competition.
Dave Conger, Staff Assistant
in Charge of Archery




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