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TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1940



Track Team Elects Highjumper Don Canham 1941 C


Leader Holds
Big Ten, Drake
Relay Crowns
Coach Doherty Announces
28 Varsity Letters ; Six
Get Secondary Honors
(Continued from Page 1)

arsity-Irish Baseball
Game Halted By Rain


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don wxrtehafter's

-1I1Dorm Athletes

Team Balance, Spirit Spurred
Cindermen On To Big Ten Title

the new Michigan leader lived upI
to all advance promise, jumping 6
feet 5 inches, but last year, hisfirst
in varsity competition, was a disap-
pointment both to his coaches and
to himself. He was bothered with a
bad leg and his old-time western
roll was not functioning smoothly.
Perfects New Style
This year he perfected his newv
straddle style of leaping, and the
results are inscribed in the record
books. He smashed the Yost Field
House indoor mark, then bettered it
less than a week later with a. jump
of 6 feet 6% inches. He added the
Illinois Indoor Relay Carnival rec-
ord to his collection, leaping 6 feet
6% inches. He copped the Drake
Relays outdoor crown, tied for the
Big Ten indoor title, won the Butler
Relays championship, always addingj
valuable first place points to the
Wolverine cause.
Letters Are Awarded1
Coach Kenneth Doherty named
28 men for varsity letters and six
for secondary awards. "M" winners
were: Canham; Wilbert Ackerman,
Bryan, 0.; Phil Balyeat, Sparta;I
Robert Barnard, Winnetka, Ill.; Ed-1
ward Barrett, Port Huron; Warren
Breidenbach, Dayton, 0.; Carl Cul-
ver, Detroit; David Cushing, Wood-
bury. N. J.; Francis Hogan, Hornell,
N. Y.; Charles Decker, Elyria, 0.;
John and William Dobson, Ann Ar-
bor; Howard Egert, Lakewood, 0.;
Geoffrey Hall, Sioux Falls, N. D.;
Henry Heyl, Tyrone, Pa.; Tom Jes-
ter, Schenectady, N. Y.; John Kautz,
Chicago; Stan Kelley, Lakewood, 0.;
Tom Lawton, Detroit; Jack Leutritz,
Saginaw; John McMaster, Philadel-
phia; George Ostroot, Viborg, S. D.;
Alfred Piel, Indianapolis; Capt.
Ralph Schwarzkopf, Saginaw; Alan
Smith, Paw Paw; Karl Wisner, Cor-
ning, N. Y.; Robert Hook, East Grand
Rapids, and James Rae, Toledo, O.
Secondary awards went to Fred'
Culver, Detroit; Perry Kimmerer, To-
ledo; Sherman Olmsted, Saginaw;
John Keller, Midland; William Har-
nist, Brooklyn, N.°Y., and Ray Gau-
thier, Shaker Heights, O.
Nine Linksmen
Given ,Vrsity
Letter Awards
Nine smooth swinging golfers, win-
ners of eight straight Big Ten dual
matches, three nonconference meets
and runners-up for the Southern In-
tercollegiate and Western Conference
crowns, were awarded letters, Coach
Ray Courtright announced last night.
Held to a 9-9 tie in their last match
of the season, the Michigan links-
men finished one of their most suc-
cessful seasons last week as they
missed the Big Ten championship for
the second year in a row, this time
to Illinois.
Capt. Bob Palmer, leader of the
squad for the past two seasons, went
undefeated through the 12 match
schedule and was runner-up to both
the Southern Intercollegiate and
Conference individual titles to end
his collegiate career as one of Mich-
igan's great golfers. He won his
third letter.
Jack Emery, Bill Black, Tom Tuss-
ing and Lynn Riess, all graduating
seniors who will not play next year,
also were awarded their third let-
ters. Fred Dannenfelser and Fred
Lamb, reserves last year, won letters
for the first time in addition to soph-
omores Goodwin Clark and Dave Os-
The captain for next year will be
selected by the team today when the
squad picture will be taken. Reserve
and freshmen numeral winners will
be announced later in the week.

(Special To The Daily)
NOTRE DAME, Ind., May 27.-A
heavy downpour at the end of the
fourth inning washed out the Notre
Dame-Michigan baseball game here
this afternoon. The Irish were lead-
ing, 1-0, at the time.
Lyle Bond, Wolverine hurler, had
given up two hits, while his oppo-
nent, Rex Ellis, had allowed singles
to Charlie Pink, Bill Steppon and
Bud Chamberlain.
Breaks Placed
Netters Fourth
In Conference
Luck. Played Large Part
In Wolverine Losses;
Letter Winners Named
The "ifs" that had to materialize
if the Varsity tennis squad was to
finish high in the Conference race
just didn't fall "Ann Arbor way,"
and as a result, the netters finished
fourth in the Big Ten tournament
at Evanston last weekend.
Sam Durst, who was expected to
pick up at least one point, ran up
against a very hot number one man
from Minnesota, Ed Van Seim, and
went down 6-3, 6-1. Jim Tobin's
knee stood up very well, and only
the narrowest of margins prevented
him from going much farther in
both singles and doubles.6Tobin de-
feated Craine of Illinois 6-3, 6-4 in
the first round, before losing to Gor-
enstein, Wisconsin's number two
man, 4-6, 6-0, 7-5.
Gamon Scores Upset
Tom Gamon was the only surprise
winner for Michigan as he upset
Jerry Rosenthal, Ohio State's num-
ber three man, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Cal
Sawyier took Gamon 6-1, 6-1, in the
next round and went on to win
the division title. Wayne Stille de-
feated Bruce of Wisconsin 6-2, 3-6,
7-5 before losing to Lewis of Ohio
State, 6-2, 6-2.
It was in the draw for the number
six tournament that the Weirmen re-
ceived their biggest blow. Bob Jef-
fers had beaten every player he had
met in the Conference except Sha-
piro of Northwestern. In the face
of this, there was no excuse for the
seeding ,committee to neglect him
in the seeding. Not only that, but
Jeffers drew Shapiro in the first
round, losing 7-5, 6-3.
Wolverines Lose Heartbreaker
In the doubles, Durst and Gamon
were promptly eliminated by Neilsen
and Gorenstein, Wisconsin first com-
bine, 6-2, 6-3. Tobin and Stille
started out very impressivly taking
Sandler and Wollenwerber of Iowa,
6-1, 6-1. Then Tobin and Stille lost a
heart-breaker to O'Neill and Hall of
Northwestern, who later took the
title, 9-7, 11-9.
Bob Jeffers and Harry Kohl de-
feated Bruce and Eck of Wisconsin,
6-4, 6-3 in the first round, and Sha-
piro and Richards of Northwestern,
6-4, 6-2 in the second round. The
next day Jeffers and Kohl lost to
Lieberman and Wilcox, Iowa's third
team, 9-7, 6-3.
Awards Announced
Coach Weir announced yesterday
eight Varsity, three Reserve, and
ten Freshmai award winners. The
following men received Varsity
awards: Captain Sam Durst, New
York; James Tobin, Highland Park,
Mich.; Tom Gamon, Red Bank, New
Jersey; Wayne Stille, Chicago; Bob
Brewer, Owosso, Mich.; Bob Jeffers,
Grosse Pointe; Bernard Dober,
Bridgeport, Conn.; and Harry Kohl,
Dayton, Ohio. Reserve awards were
given to James Bourquin, Ann Arbor;
Maynard Cohen, Detroit, and Lewi
Sessions, North Muskegon.
The Freshman numeral winner

were Roy Bradley, Detroit; Alder
Johnson, Grand Rapids; Gerald
Schaflander, Detroit; Richard Lazar
River Rouge; Richard. Peltier, Mt
Clemens; Leo Schamadan, Cleve-
land, 0.; George Madiel, Detroit;
Emory Freeman, Grand Rapids;
Robert Bellairs, Flint, and Fred
Sleators, Ann Arbor.


It's A Natural .. .
Back in 1935, the Michigan Daily
campaigned for a truce between the
Irish of Notre Dame and the Wol-
verines of the University of Mich-
Whenever these two schools
had met on the gridiron before
that, the battle was always a
'natural'. South Bend's proxim-
ity to Ann Arbor clearly made it
that way. It was a Michigan
squad that traveled to the baili-
wick of the Irish lads one sunny
Friday afternoon in 1887 to give
the fellows there a lesson in the
new game played with the feet
and an inflated oval pigskin.
They gave them the lesson, those
Wolverines did, and a mighty
good one it was at that. For on
the following day, Michigan had
the time of its life whipping its
pupils 9-0.
The two schools met on the grid-
iron exactly seven times after that.
Six times the powerful Wolverines
marched off triumphantly, and just
once, in 1909, did the Irish hand
their educators a beating. That par-
ticular year found a typical Notre
Dame-Michigan clash. They were
the two dreadnaught squads of the
nation. The Western Conference ti-
tle was destined to fall into one of
their palms. Fielding Yost coached
Michigan and a member of his
famed point-a-minute squads, Shor-
ty Longman, handled the Irish stra-
tegy and legerdemain. It was a 'na-
tural' if there ever was one, and
Notre Dame broke the Wolverine
jinx by smashing the Yost attack
and capturing the Conference crown,
And the following year gave
promise of another match of the
Gargantuas. The nation looked
forward to the clash which was
scheduled to take place at the
Ferry Field Stadium, Nov. 5,
But on the Thursday before that
fateful Saturday, members of Mich-
igan's Board in Control of Athletics
gathered in their meeting room for
a momentous discussion. The cam-
pus looked on with anxiety. Some-
thing was wrong in the state of
Indiana. Why else were the ticket
sales held up, the students asked?
All day Friday they met again and
on Saturday morning came an im-
portant story in the Daily. "Mich-
igan Breaks With Notre Dame,"
streamed out the bold headlines.
"Cancellation of Today's Game Prob-
ably Ends Relations With Catholics,"
it went on to say. "Varsity Will Meet
Reserves' was the concluding line.
The Board blamed the move
on the Irish laxity of enforcing
Conference eligibility regula-
tions. They protested against
Longman's use of two particular
players, Dimick and Philbrook.
Boston 7, New York 1
Brooklyn 6, Philadelphia 0
Cincinnati 2-7, Pittsburgh 1-3
Chicago 7, St. Louis 1

The report showed that these
two men had begun their col-
legiate careers in 190-3, seven
years before the date of the
scheduled meeting. They played
together at that time with Pa-
cific University, stayed there for
two years. After that, they start-
ed as freshmen again at Whit-
man College at Walla Walla,
Washington, where they remain-
ed until 1908, reporting to Notre
Dame at that time, freshmen
once again. .Dimick and Phil-
brook were track sensations too,
having scored half of the points
the Irish rolled up in taking the
Conference crown the year be-
The following day, of course,
brought counter-attacks from the
South Bend area. The Irish charged
that Michigan was likewise using
ineligible men. "Cole and Clark,"
they yelled, "are just as bad as our
boys." One thing started another,
and before long, the official an-
nouncement came forth that both
schools were through forever.
The break brought on by an
inconsequential difference lasted
for almost 30 years. In 1924, the
two teams engaged in a baseball
series, but no one ever dreamt
of Irish-Michigan gridiron spec-
tacles. Then in 1935 came the
Daily campaign. The paper
rightly thought that a truce was
the sensible solution. There was
no reason why the strong Wol-
verine teams of that era should
not meet theirrnatural rivals,
the Irish of Notre Dame.
In 1937, the first signs of a patch-
ing came forth. Michigan and Notre
Dame signed to play in baseball, bas-
ketball, track and golf. Football, it
was believed, was only a matter of
time. As soon as the schedules could
be arranged, they said, the two
schools would be back at it again.
Last Saturday morning, Elmer
Layden and Fielding Yost shook
hands. They met along with Fritz
Crisler in a room at the North Shore
Hotel in Evanston. When the meet-
ing was over, Michigan and Notre
Dame had signed the last clause in
the everlasting peace pact. Gridiron
'naturals' in 1942 and 1943. Since the
Irish will be staging theircentennial
celebration in 1942, the first game
will be held in South Bend.
Just as the Daily was in favor
of the match in 1935, so we today
celebrate this peace pact. Lay-
den and Yost have always been
great friends. Michigan and the
Irish should have followed suit
long ago.
We are looking forward to that
day in 1942 when the gridiron 'nat-
ural' will be resumed.

~ ...!

Feted At West
Q uad Banquet
(Continued from Page 1)
Andrew, '42, Fletcher Hall, was given
an all-star baseball award.
Allen-Rumsey intramural awards
were made to Robert Dillingham, '43,
athletic chairman; Robert Mott, '43E,
football all-star.
Residents of Wenley House award-
ed all-star ratings were Harvey Lip-
sitt, '43, volleyball; Barton Cook,
'43E, basketball; Edwin Banta, '43,
and Alex Scharff, '43, baseball.
John Hanzlick, '43E, of Chicago
House was given ai all-star football
award. Robert Bartlow, '43, also of
Chicago House was awarded athletic
chairman recognition. Glenn Poy-
zer, '43E, of Adams House was pre-
sented with an athletic chairman
Harry Moorstein, '42, was given the
Williams House athletic chairman
award. Williams House members
receiving all-star presentations were
Charles Pratt, '43, and Robert Miller,
'41E, in basketball.
The athletic chairman award for
Winchell House went toJohn Ander-
son, '43. All star awards' for Win-
chell were given to George Jaquillard,
volleyball; Robert Krebs, '43, volley-
ball; Wayne Christensen,kbasketball;
Howard Rahn, '42, basketball and
baseball and John Hanlon, baseball.
Freshman numerals were also pre-
Theta Xi Plays
Phi Psi_-Today
Fraternity Title At Stake;
Novak Wins Golf Crown
Theta Xi's softball team will meet
the Phi Kappa Psi ten at 4:15 this
afternoon at Wines Field for the fra-
ternity league crown. Theta Xi will
start Bill Wadsworth on the mound,
with John Straus behind the plate.
Howard Weber, who turned in a no-
hitter against Delta Kappa Epsilon
in the semi-finals last week, will hurl
for Phi Kappa Psi, With Bill Harrel-
son receiving.
The game will be a seven-inning af-
fair. Harold Westerman, Bob Wines,
and Charles Ochs will do the officiat-
* * *
In matches played over the week-

Michigan's team balance once
again paid dividends as it won its
fourth consecutive Big Ten crown
Saturday. Of the 19 men who quali-
fied in Friday's preliminary round,
15 came through to win points in the
Team balance alone did not tell the
whole story. It was the spirit of all
the boys that helped keep up the
team morale. The infield seemed to
be alive with blue jerseyed Michigan
men, each shouting to a mate in an
effort to instill confidence.
Smith Wins Sprints
Alan Smith showed what the con-
fidence of his teammates could do
for him by running two thrilling
sprints. In the century Smith was
nosed out by Myron Piker of North-
western in a fast 9.7 race. Later, the
two met again in the 220, with Smith
winning the event by a close decision
in 21 seconds. This was Smith's first
Big Ten championship, and, incident-
ally, it was the first time Piker had
been beaten in dual or Big Ten cham-
pionship competition.
Dye Hogan, another senior mak-
ing his final stand in Big Ten compe-
tion, ran the best race of his career,
finishing third in the 880 in 1:53.2.
Little Dave Cushing, who two
weeks ago cut his hand on the handle
of a shower, came back to vault 12

ft. 10 in. which was good enough to
gain him a tie for third.
Although still doubtful about the
strength of his leg, Phil Balyeat made
three appearances in the meet, two
of them on the same day. Phil gar-
nered a fifth place in the 440 and
then came back to run his best race
as lead off man on the relay team,
covering his leg of the race in :48.9.
The seniors were not the only ones
to be affected by the spirit that per-
vaded the squad. Jack Leutritz ran
one of the best races of his college
career in the 440, losing to his team-
mate, Warren Breidenbach, in a pho-
Bob Hook likewise produced when
he was most needed. With a heave
of 47 ft. 91/2 in., Bob surpassed his
own record for the year and took
fourth place honors in the shot put.
Schwarzkopf On Field
Not to be forgotten are Bill Acker-
man, who gave the winners a hard
fight in the two mile run; Tommy
Jester, who gave up the 880 in order
to help fill the gap left by the ill-
ness of Capt. Ralph Schwarzkopf in
the two mile, Jeff Hall, who took
third in the low hurdles; and Johnny
Kautz, the boy that was amazed to
find himself leading the pack early
in the 880, but wound up in fifth
Although not an active participant
in the meet, Capt. Ralph Schwarz-
. kopf did his part to spur the team
on. Dressed in a warm-up suit, Ralph
spent the entire afternoon walking
up and down the field patting the
athletes on the back, showing what a
team athlete :he really is:.

end, Charles Novak put together
rounds of 74 and 76 to take the all-
campus golf title. He defeated How-
ard Weber, 5 and 4, in the semi-finals
on Saturday, and holed a birdie four
on the 18th hole to take the finals,
one-up, over Stan Moore Sunday.
Beta Theta Pi won the fraternity
second-place softball ,finals yester-
day, in a well-played contest, beat-
ing Theta Chi; 4-3. Ford Whipple
the winning hurler, gave up six well
scattered hits, while Ruben Frost,
who worked for Theta Chi, limited
his opponents to four. Jim Mead
caught for the winners, while Charles
Dillman was the Theta Chi receiver.
* * *
Carefully placing their strokes the
Adams House tennis team white-
washed Lloyd House, All-Spor
champions of the Residence Hall
league, to win the loop net crown

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