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On The Sidelines


Qualifying Lead
Held By Sigma
Chi Swimmers




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Southern Hospitality...
YESTERDAY we published an in-
terview with Minnesota's John
Mariucci wherein he declared that he
had had an offer to change his name
upon graduation, pick any school in
Texas and play there at a price of
from $100 to $150 per month. Today
we have a letter from a former Michi-
gan athlete who dropped out of school
here and is now at a Southern college
(not in Texas).
Dear Corner:
Im down in good old X (name
of school), some life. Two hours
practice daily until March 18 then
we're through until fall. I'm get-
thig my room, board, books and
tuition plus $7.50 every two weeks-
for shows and cigarettes. No
strict training rules except to bed
at 10 o'clock Mondays through
Thursdays. We even smoke at
the football meetings-honest.
Are the women choice! . No
fooling! Wow-two to every guy
and the athletes get the pre-
I'm enrolled in the education
school with classes from 8 till
11 two days a week and from 9
till 12 the rest. No Saturday class-
(signed) Your boy
P.S. Down here I'm a damn-
yankee. It's all one word.
Not a particularly crudite letter
but it shows a point.
* * *
Then there was the story about
the athlete who was smoking one day
and his coach happened to come
around. The athlete tossed his butt

away until the mentor left,
calmly lit another.


"Wazzamattabud," some one
queried, "does the coach kick if
he catches you smoking?"

Place Men In All
Finals Will Be
Of I-M Open



"Nah," replied the athlete, "he
knows we smoke but he can't do any-
thing about it. I just throw my
cigarette away out of respect for
Now that the hot stove league is
beginning to disband and the baseball
season itself draws nigher and nigh-
er, we'll open a little question box.
What happens to a baserunner
who is standing on a base and lets
an infield fly fall on the top of
his bean? What happens to the
The answer is that the batter is
out while the only thing that hap-
pens - to the baserunner is that he
nurses a sore noggin for a while and
then tries to ward off an irate man-
Babe Cranfield Will Give
Billiards Exhibition Today
Arthur "Babe" Cranfield, world's
youngest contender for the profes-
sional pocket billiards crown, will dis-
play his skill in that field, in two
exhibitions at the Union poolroom
today, appearing first at 3 p.m. and
again at 8 p.m.
This year marks the Syracuse boy
wonder's second year of traveling as
a professional star, since relinquish-
ing his amateur championship in 1938
to turn pro.

An injured knee has forced Bill
Combs, Wolverine 145-pound wrest-
ler, to turn over his spot to John
Paup for the meet with Indiana's
Conference champions Saturday.
One of the leading threats for the
Big Ten title at his weight, Combs
expects to be back in shape'for the
Conference Meet next week.
Bill Dickey Signs Contract,
St. Petersburg-()---Catcher Bill
Dickey signed a 1940 contract with
the New York Yankees Wednesday
which was reported to call for $20,-
500, a $2,500 increase over last year.
Another pitcher, Spurgeon (Spud)
Chandler, reported to the training

Fishe's Freshman Basket(ball Squad
Will Strnte etYa sVarsity

Winding up their season's practice
sessions, Coach Ray Fisher's fresh-
man basketball players yesterday laid
aside their cage equipment till next
year when they will launch their
initial bids for berths on Bennie Oos-
terbaan's Varsity squad.
And there is plenty of material of
Varsity calibre included on the cur-
rent yearling outfit. Size, speed, scor-
ing finesse-all are present in abund-
ant quantities. Furthermore, these
attributes are spread throughout the
entire squad rather than concentrat-
led in just a few players as has been
the rule in the past. According to
Fisher, the fresh group can boast of
no individual standouts, but instead
consists of a large number of good,
steady ballplayers.
Best In Years
In the frosh mentor's opinion, this


year's team is defiriitely superior
to the general average of yearling
cage squads of the past, altllough he
believes that some of his players may
be at least a year away from the high
standard of play set by Big Ten bas-
ketball. Since his three tallest cagers
are but 17 years old, Fisher thinks
it likely they may not be ready for
the big time till they develop more
fully physically and acquire the ex-
perience and polish requisite for Var-
sity play.
Fisher's two centers, Jim Mandler
and Bob Bartlow, stand ready to
supply some of the height so much
lacking in the present Wolverine
quintet. Mandler is a six ft. four and
a half in. titan who is especially ef-
fective in action around the back-
boards and adept at hook shots with
either hand from the foul circle. Bart-
low, towering six ft. three in., has
shown as much improvement as any
man on the squad, according to Fish-
er, and should he continue to develop,
has a promising future.
Plenty Of Height
Heading the list of rangy fresh-
man forwards is a trio of home-state
cagers. Leo Doyle was named on the
All-Upper Peninsula team while at
Pequaming High School, Richard La-
?ar won All-State honors at River

Rouge, and Arthur Greig, husky six-
footer, was a teammate of Lazar's at
River Rouge for two years.
Fisher's other three forwards hail
from out of state where each cap-
tained his high school quintet. Bill
Houle comes from Bellevue, Ohio,
Noell Pridgeon from Fairport, N.Y.,
and Lawrence Fadler from Pitts-
burgh, Kan.
A pair of yearling gridders, Robert
Kresja from Shaker Heights, Ohio,
and Wallace Keating, captain of
Cooley High's team in Detroit, are two
of Fisher's most promising guards.
Other dependable performers at the
guard position are Sam Gorsline of
Battle Creek, Fred Stein, an Ann
Arbor High product, Dick Wakefield
and Ed Gustafson, both of Chicago,
Ill., Ed Jazourek from Baltimore,
Md., Ed O'Donnell from Norwalk,
Ohio, and John Mikulich from Mar-
Harrison Leads
In Golf Tourney'
Shoots Three Under Par
At St. Petersburg

Sigma Chi's swimming team estab-
lished itself last night as the favorite
to cop the coming Interfraternity
Swimming Meet by placing an entry
in every event in the qualifying heats
at the Intramural Building pool.
More than 75 men, representing
14 social fraternities, competed with
the six best times in each event quali-
fying. Thirty six of the entrants
qualified to participate in the finals,
which will be run off March 13, as a
feature of Open House at the I-M
Phi Kappa Psi, sparked by Jim
Krieger who took two firsts, placed
four men, to make themselves the
chief opposition for the Sigma Chi
crew, which qualified five men in the
individual events and a four man re-
lay team in the 200-yard freestyle re-
lay. Delta Upsilon and Theta Xi
were close with two men and a relay
team qualifying.
200-yard free-style relay: Won by
Theta Xi, 1:52.4; second, Sigma Chi;
third, Delta Upsilon; fourth, Psi Up-
silon; fifth, Phi Delta Theta; sixth,
Beta Theta Pi.
200-yard free-style: Won by Jim
Krieger, Phi Kappa Psi, 2:35.1; sec-
ond, Bill Sessions, Phi Kappa Psi;
third, Bill Gray, Delta Tau Delta;
fourth, Vern Kennedy, Sigma Chi;
fifth, Charles Munn, Tehta Xi; sixth,
Bill Rashkind, Kappa Nu.
50-yard backstroke: Won by
Charles Aldridge, Alpha Sigma Phi
:30.5; second, Dean Thomas, Delta
Tau Delta; third, Malcolm Lang, Al-
pha Tau Omega; fourth, Bob DeLong,
Alpha Sigma Phi (tied with Lang);
fifth, George Sherman, Alpha Sigma
Phi; sixth, John Corey, Sigma Chi.
50-yard breast stroke: Won by
Mickey Fishman, Phi Beta Delta,
:32.6; second, Bert Klein, Kappa Nu;
third, Dick Dunn, Delta Upsilon;
fourth, Gale Brainard, Sigma Chi;
fifth, John Rashbacker, Delta Upsi-
lon; sixth, Bill Beatty,' Delta Tau
50-yard free-style: Won by Jack
Emmett, Phi Delta Theta, :26.1; sec-
ond, Herb Howerth, Lambda Chi
Alpha; third, Jim Ogle, Sigma Chi;
fifth and sixth (tied) Bill Comstock
Zeta Psi and David Haughey, Psi
Frosh Hockey
Lowrey Sees Improvement
In Next Year's Sextet
Hockey prospects for next year
are on the upgrade according to
Coach Eddie Lowrey who made the
final cut of his freshman squad last
night. "We've got a bunch of better
skaters than last year's gang," Lowrey
said, "and things ought tQ improve."
Eight men survived the last close
scrutiny of Coach Lowrey and it is
with these boys that the future hopes
of Michigan rest. They are all for-
wards and will be battling for the
front line positions on next year's
One line looked particularly im-
pressive throughout the last work-
out on Tuesday night. This line was
composed of Robert Fife, Detroit, at
center, James Funk, also of Detroit,
at a wing position and Max Bahrych,
the flashiest of the lot, at the other
wing. Bahrych is from Syracuse,
N. Y.
In addition to this trio there is
John Macbeth of Grosse Pointe, Roy
Bradley, Detroit, Bud Smith, trans-
fer from Colorado, Robert Kemp, of2
Oakville, Ontario, and John Petritz,
from Chicago.

According°to Lowrey's latest plans,
Bert Stodden and Charley Ross will
be the number one defense pair for
next season. Gil Samuelson and Fred
Heddle will be switched to make up
the second defense pair with Jim
Lovett and Paul Goldsmith on the
front line.

Are You a
Are You a
If not
Attend the
and his "New
Trend in Music"
$1.00 per Couple
Friday, March 1
at the


to save
on all SUITS
on all Overcoats
A group of Michaels
Stern Topcoats cut
to Half Price.
Only a few more days remain
in which to take advantage of
these fine savings.
$6.00 Bob Smart Shoes .. $3.00
$1.50 Mufflers.......... $1.00
$2.00 Jaysn Shirts . . ...$1.65
$3.95 Suede front Sweaters 2.95
$3.50 Pigskin Gloves..... $2.80

St. Petersburg, Fla., Feb. 28-(IP)--
E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, Little Rock,
Ark., professional, clipped three
strokes from par for a 68 and the
first round lead in the $3,000 54-hole
St. Petersburg Open Golf Tourna-
ment at the Lakewood Country Club
here today.
Harrison, recovering from a bogey
5 on the first hole, shot 13 pars and
four birdies, displaying unerring;
touch with his putter. He held a
one-stroke lead over Jimmy Demaret,
smiling Houston, Tex., professional
and leading money-winner of the
winter tournament campaign.
Sammy Snead, the defending
champion from Shawnee, Pa., who
defeated Henry Picard in a 25-hole
play-off for first money last year,
occupied third place with his 70, the
only other card better than par.-
Clayton Heafner, Linville, N. C.;
Byron Nelson, U. S. Open Champion
from Toledo, Ohio; and Billy Burke,
former National Open titleholder of
Belleair, Fla., equalled par with 71's.
The 72-bracket included John Re-
volta, Evanston, Ill., and Paul Run-
yan, White Plains, N. Y., former
P. G. A. champions, and Ben Hogan,
also from White Plains.
Harrison clipped one stroke from
par with two birdie 2's and a birdie
4 on the outgoing nine after a bogey
5 on the first hole. Coming back he
had seven 4's and two 3's to clip
one more stroke from par. Ten,
eight and four-foot putts were good
for three birdies and the fourth was
the result of a chip to within a few
inches of the cup on a par five hole.
The 60 low professionals and 10
low amateurs qualified for the final
36 holes tomorrow. First money is

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