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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Varsity

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Win. asy

Victory Over Spartans, 5034

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DAIL Y DOUBLE
Conference Me Jougs...

WEEKEND JOUrNEY TO LAFAYETTE-Just alter the sun decided to
wake up Friday morning, Ken Doherty honked a blasting horn outside
the Double's green-shuttered maision . . . A quick once-over with the
toothbrush, a half-peeled banana stuffed through still-yawning tonsils,
three hasty stops to pick up Mrs. D.(Doherty, not Double), Phil Diamond1
and Hal Wilson . . . and we were on our way.
Arrived at the magnificent Purdue Memorial Union shortly after noon1
only to hear that the athletic directors were tangling about the Chicago situ-
atidn somewhere in the building . . . Hal and I left the rest to hunt u the1
A.D.'s . Were delighted to find after only two minutes of search a stately
looking room with stately looking men chatting about important affairs in-1
side . The door was open so we sneaked in . . Began to wonder Mhen
the discussion concerned land in the Middle West . . . Thought maybe the
A.D.'s were considering founding a new school to take Chicago's place . .
after five more minutes of intensive listening, learned ,we were attending
the Corn Growers' Conference.
This Purdue Memorial Union is quite the place '. . tremendous,
and serves the place of both our League and Union . . . The fair ones
and not so fair ones being allowed all over the joint except for one wee
enclosure . . They significantly have termed that part "The Men's
Bum Room . Dedicated in 1940 as a last frontier to the sanctity of
man" . . Saw Fielding Yost . . . He came up from Indianapolis where
le was chatting with aul McNutt concerning the defense problem .-.
Saw Sonny Franck . . . He seemed quite worried about the meet .
He sat in the tap room surrounded by three Purdue beauties who each
took turns pattng his All-American cheeks.
JAD A BRILLIANT IDEA Friday night. . . Feeling like a wonderful hero,
in the wee hours, the Double ran up and down the hall in front of In-
diana squad rooms yelling "fire, help, fire" . . . It failed to work though .
Those guys are so lazy off the track, they turned over in bed, muttered "let
the darn thing burn" and went back to sleep . . When I finally did go
to bed, was jarred during the middle of the night by a noise from Wilson's
be He was usily completing his final dope sheet for the approaching
meet "If Hal1 or McCarthy" blurted out the junior night editor, still
sound asleep.
Worried Charley Decker arose early Saturday morning and wanted to
go flying most of all . . Phil Diamond went record buying . . . Came back
with a new version of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby" .
Nice sentiment for a German professor . . . Spent the afternoon waiting for
the athletic "lirectors' meeting to break up . . . The big news hawks waited
patiently outside the door all afternoon, got discouraged after three hours,
went out for a walk . . . and two minutes later, the A.D.'s adjourned and
there wasn't a reporter in sight . . . There was plenty of talk around the
Union building about the Chicpgo mess and Wendell Wilson, Illinois' ath-
letic director, whose flip tongue started the whole thing the night before .. .
He wanted to give the Maroons a hurrie boot out of the Conference . . .
The fact that the athletic directors had no power to do anything about the
matter made the whole thing look foolish.
The Butler Relay beauty queen sa directly behind us in the press
box that night and occasionally we turned around to see the meet .
The high school basketball tourneys made track look sick as far as at-
tendance nd local newspaper headlines were concerned . . . As it was,
the greatest cheer of the evening came when it was announced thatj
"Lafayet- Jefferson had won the Regionals."
FRANCK AND MYRON PIKER are such track enemies that when Sonny
won the 60, the Northwestern flash refused to pose for pictures with his
conqueror . . . Bob Johnson of Minneosta had a tough one . . . He qualified
for the quarter on Friday. but fainted dead away after hitting the finish line
He had been gassed via carbon monoxide five days before . . . Satur-
day night. ie was a spectator It reminded the Double of Minnesota's
Gariity, who helped win the mile relay for the Gophers outdoors last year,
but fainted at the finish . . . He was running with a brain concussion re-
ceived earlier in the week
Things I won't soon forget . . . Charley Decker's second try at 14
feet . . . He cleared the bar by a mile and clipped it off on the way down
with his arm . . . It took the heart out of the Wolverine junior . . . The
Purdue Expofient, school paper, giving the Boilermakers an outside
chance of winning the swim title . . . They scored three points . . .
Michigan 87 ..Phil Diamond's public dope sheet calling the score 48
to 34 . . . His private one brought out after the meet had it 43 to 33%
Those great Hoosier runners, Kane and Cochran, are planning to run
here in the Michigan relays . . . Said Kane after te meet, "If you think
we beat Michigan bad tonight, just wait until Butler" . . . Haw.
Intramural Department To Stage
Annual Open House Tomorrow

SItormiy (ume
Marks Local
Hockey Finale
By ART MILL.
Well, the old hockey season is over
as far as Ann Arbor fans are con-
cerned. And nothing could have pro-
vided a more fitting finale than
Saturday's great contest between
Michigan and Illinois, topped off by
an exchange of fisticuffs between
Bert Stodden of the Wolverines and
Artful Amo Bessone of the Illini that,
for sheer animal-like ferocity, would
be hard to beat. _
From a Michigan standpoint,'the
game wasn't so much to rave about
since the visitors took an 8-2 victory.

rOnly One Man
In Each Event
Backstroke Relay Tan
Cracks National AA'U
Mark In 6:42.2 Time
(Continued from Page 1)
Michigan's medley relay team even
with a couple of "ringers" in the line-
up. Bruce Allen, sophomore sprint-
er, took Jim Skinner's place as a
breast stroker while Bill (Doc)
Holmes replaced Claire Morse on the
free style anchor leg. Fran Heydt
took his usual backstroke position
and started the Wolverines off to a
3:10.7 timing.
With the veterans taking it easy
for a night. Matt's sophomorep took
over heavy duty and came out bn top
every time. Claire Morse, steaminga
in like a late locomotive, just nipped
a close field in the 100 yard free style
i race with Ralph Newton and Don
Farmer, Spartan sprinters, beating
out Bob West for a position.
Jim Skinner breezed home in one
of his fastest races this year in
2:26.4 for the 200 yard breast stroke
while Horlenko started the 600 yard
backstroke relay team off to a good
start, beating Spartan John Becker
and James Walker in his 150 yard
leg.
Matt shuffled his distance lineup
so that it read: Will Garvey-winner
in the 220, and Blake Thaxter-win-
ner in the 440. They were the lone
Michigan entries in these events-
and eight more points went to the
Spartans with the seconds and thirds.
State captured another four pooints

Varsity

1s

Bob ifer'

's Performance In 440 Led
Vain Jffort To Retain Title

By HAL WILSON.
C iNDERS FR(OI THE CINDER-
PATh: They say that familiarity
breeds contempt, but it did better
than that for trackman Al Thomas
competing at Purdue in the

ran on the winning relay team, net-
ting him three trips to the beauty;
queen's platform . . . the first time
he received the usual medal and a
perfunctory nod, the second trip a
smile of recognition . . . and the
third time he hit the jackpot when
the gorgeous young lady presented
him with a ticket to that night's Big
Ten victory dance.
Pole - vaulter Charlie Decker
waged a great duel with Wiscon-
sin's Bill Williams and Minnesota's
Jack IDefield . . . the clean-cut
Cardinal narrowly cleared 13 feet
1014 inches, but the other hair of
vaulters couldn't follow . . on
his second leap the Wolverine jun-
ior beautifully cleared the height
by several inches, but brushed the
bar with his forearm ; . . Defield
also mised three times . . . but
on the coin flip for the second-
place medal, Charlie lost again.
Capt. Don Canham also made a
trek to the victory platform after
he leaped to a Conference crown in
the high jump . . . Don spouted
with adjectives describing the queen's
pulchritude later . . . but hastily
added that his Michigan miss is still

better . . . the Wolverine leader
suffered a recurrence of a leg muscle
injury, but went on to win, clear-
ing 6 feet 3% inches.
Shot-putter Bob Hook flashed
marked improvement in his specialty
with a throw of 48 feet 13/4 inches
that was the best distance the
husky senior has ever tossed the 16
pound chunk of iron indoors . . . in
fact he was leading Indiana's highly-
favored Archie Harris until the final
throw.
Another Wolverine standout was
sophomore Bob Ufer who placed
second to World Indoor Champion
Roy Cochran in the 440 . . . Bob
led the Hoosier ace until the final
turn, but was finally edged by a
scant two yards . . . his time of
48.6 was only four-tenths of a sec-
ond off the world's" mark set by
Cochran last year and two-tenths
behind the Hoosier's Saturday
clocking . . .
Indiana scored 19 points.in the mile
and two-mile runs . . . while Michi-
gan managed to eke out only three
in these events on' Karl Wisner's
third in the two-mile . . . and that
I was the story of the meet.

N

Coach Cliff Keen's Wrestler's
Lost Crown To Tough Breaks

CHARLIE DECKER
Conference indoor championships
Saturday, Al copped thirds in the 60-
yard dash and the low hrdles, and

By STAN CLAMAGE
The Big Ten wrestling season is
over, but one can't help but look back
to last fall ,and then start pondering
on what might have been.

BERT STODDEN
But from the viewpoint of the impar-
tial fan who likes his hockey rough,
fast and liberally dotted with- tricky
scoring plays, Saturday's contest was
as good as any seen on the, local ice
this season.
First of all, of course, there was the
exhibition put on by Norbert Sterle.
The Illinois Wizard did everything
but take tickets in as thrilling a one-
man show as these old eyes have ever
witnessed.
Flashing up and down the ice, al-E
most miraculously controlling the disc
with his stubby stick (he cuts off the
end), the Eveleth, Minn., star turned
up in front of the Michigan net so
often that Hank Loud, the Wolverine
net-minder, began to think he was
homesteading there.
Five of his shots got past Henry.
Sterle aided his left-wing, Gil Priest-
ley, on two more goals and the other
Illinois marker was scored by Joe
Gannon on an assist from Starr
Owen. r
Bert Stodden scored both goals for
Michigan and, in addition, took part
in the set-to already mentioned. The
battle was worth seeing. Since both
boys play the same rough type of
game, it was evident something was
brewing every time they collided.
With two minutes to play, it came..
Stodden bounced off the boards'
swinging after a hard check and Bes-
sone retaliated in kind. They fell to
the ice locked together. When they
finally were separated and deposited
in the penalty box, they went at it
again. Bessone's banishment to the
locker room put an end to the battle
which highlighted the game for the
crowd of almost 1,000 fans.
GOLF LESSONS
The second series of free golf
lessons for University students
and faculty will begin at 3:30
p.m. Wednesday, March 12. This
series will be given on Mopdays
and Wednesdays and Tuesdays
and Thursday at 3:30 and 4:30
p.m.
Varsity Coach Ray Courtright

when Don Ladd and Harold Heffer- Tough luck coach number one is
nan finished behind Wolverine Tom- Coach Fisher A dds Cliff Keen . . . and he sits on that
my Williams in the 50 yard sprint. unhappy spot way ahead of anyone.
Heydt, Big Ten champ, had the Toit intent on regaining the Conference
best leg on the record-breaking back- crown, he visualized a great opportun-
stroke relay with a 1:39.5. Captain hedule ity of seeing this dream come true
Beebe turned in a. 1:39.7, Reidl was when the second semester began in
clocked in 1:41.3 and Horlenko, the The addition of Wayne University Out came the grades, and 'six men
leadoff man, i 1:41.7. to the Michigan baseball schedule, became automatically indisposed.
announced by Coach Ray Fisher yes- sometimes there are others to be-
SUMMARIES terday, raises the number of games on come capable subs . . . but it's a
300-rd mdle rela Wo b the Wolverines' card to 32, the high- mighty hard task to replace one of
yiard(He de Arelay:Honmes)est in recent years. The Tartars will the best 155-pounders in the country,
TiyMichig ( t, Allen, Holmes). be met in Detroit, May 12. A total one of the most promising 121-pound-
Time, 3 minutes, 10.7 seconds. of 21 different schools will be met e e i o tmeong only
220-yard free style: Won by Gar- during the season, which is.also some- big and tough heavyweight in the
vey, Michigan; second, Himmelein, thing of a record.
State; third, Feeney, State; time, 2 Coach Fisheri nMichigan market.
minutes, 24.8 seconds.F , with a pitching prob- A stab in the back couldn't have
50-yard free style: Won by Wil- lem giving him a few pre-season been more painful. Some say that
liams, Michigan; second, Ladd, State: headaches, is working his squad hard it's just life . . . but why save up
third, Heffernan, State. Time, 24.9 in the Field House batting nets with all the bad news and spring it all
seconds. one eye on the early spring weather, at one time?
Low board diving: Won by Wolin, n. etter break tLian last year, whenjaoei
Michigan, 337.4 points; second, Luo- the Varsity had practically no out- Observers couldn't help but applaud!
to, State, 314.9 points; third, Wilkin- side work before leaving for the to themselves in seeing the gallant
son, Michigan, 288.2 points. Southern trip, is almost a certainty. efforts that those six Wolverines-
100-yard free style: Won by Morse, THE SCHEDULE Weidig, Barnett, Paup, Paddy, Court-
Michigan; second, Newton, State; April 11, Maryland at College Park. right and Galles-put forth. They
third, Farmer, State. Time, 54.6 sec- April 12, Washington and Lee at scrapped all the way . . . even with
onds. I Lexington, Va. all odds against them.
150-yard backstroke: Won by Hor- April 14, North Carolina at Chapel Weidig was pinned by what some
lenko, Michigan; second, - Becker, Hill. still think was an illegal leg-split ...
State; third, Walker, State. Time, 1 April 15, V.M.I. at Lexington. Courtright looked like a champ Fri-
minute, 41.7 seconds. April 16, Navy at Annapolis. day night, although he became sev-
200-yard breast stroke: Won by April 17, Georgetown at Washing- erely ill . . . he almost won at that.
Skinner, Michigan; second, Bigelow, ton, D.C. His victory in the consolation match
State; third, Grant, State. Time, 2 April 18, Richmond at Richmond. proved to all that he's really good.,
minutes, 26.4 seconds. April 19, Virginia at Charlottes- Barnett lost a close one to Cham-
440-yard free style: Won by Thax- ville. pion Ben Wilson after he had a
ter, Michigan; second, Himmelein, April 22, Notre Dame lead, but came back to pick up a third
State; third, Feeney, State. Time, April 25, 26, Chicago. place on Saturday . . . Galles was
5 minutes, 19.6 seconds. April 29, Michigan State the only one to come through with a"
400-yard free style relay: Won by April 30, Western State. title-bloody nose and all.
Michigan (Burton, Patten, Barker, May 2, 3, Ohio State at Columbus.
G. Sharemet). Time, 3 minutes, 35.3 May 6, Michigan Normal. Don't take too much credit away
seconds. May 7, Hillsdale at Hillsdale. from Minnesota and Iowa, because

other Big Ten teams? At least they
could have prepared the rest of the
Conference for the big surprise.
Billy Thom, Indiana Coach, couldn't
stand the shock of losing the title
anymore, late Saturday afternoon', so
he stepped out of the Ohio gym and
appeared very unhappy while look-
ing out of a side window, smoking
. . . but he's had plenty of his share
already.
Considering the importance of the
meet, Ohio fans didn't respond very
heavily in their turnouts . . . after
taking out the wrestlers, officials.
coaches, referees and writers, one
could count the rest on both hands
and feet. They are probably still
waiting to see what Paul Brown can
do with the gridders next fall.
Five All-Campus
Mat Titles Decided
In the all-campus wrestling finals
held last night at the Sports Build-
ing five championships were deter-
mined and a 'sixth will be decided at
the Open House Wednesday night.
Robert Fleming was unchallenged
in the finals of the 128 pound divi-
sion; Al Copley took a decision over
Harrison Raynor for the 145 pound
title; J. Gill won honors in the 155-
pound class with a fall over Fred
Warner; Douglas Jeffery took a deci-
sion over John Neis in the ,finals of
the 165 pound divisiopl and J. B.
Vinck took honors in the unlimited
class with a fall after 48 seconds over
J R. Davidson.
KEEP A-HEAD
OF YOUR HAIR
With a scalp treatment. Person-
ality hair style or the famous crew
cut.
THE DASCOLA BARBERS
Liberty off State

r

By DICK SIMON
The Intramural Department pro-
gram for the Thirteenth Annual Open
souse to be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow
in the Sports Building was just
about completed last night. Except
for a few last minute details every-
thing is ready to swing into action.
Last night in the semi-final round
of the Fraternity "A" basketball
championships, Sigma Chi whipped
Zeta Beta Tau, 19-10, and earned the
right to meet Theta Xi, who trounced
Beta Theta Pi, 26-13.
Leroy Weir, Varsity tennis coach,
has replaced Joe Hahn, State squash
champion, in the feature exhibition
squash match, and he will meet John
Reindell, former i State champion. In
the Fraternity finals, Phi Delta The-
ta, represented by Tennis Captain
Jim Tobin, Al Johnson, and Doug
Hillman, will tangle with Spencer
Reitz, Bill Schomberg, and Bob Sum-
merhays of the Chi Psi house.
The all-campus winter tennis finals
will also be decided when Gerry
Schaflander meets Doug Hillman.
This match will be one of the feat-
ures of the evening.
The Jandball courts will draw quite

a crowd because of the exhibition
handball match to be put on by
Messrs. Lappin and Zerbo, National
YMCA champions, and Messrs. Davis
and Miller of the Toledo YMCA.
These two teams met in the finals
last year and put on a sensational
exhibition of handball techniques.
In the pool, Trigon, last year's Fra-
ternity water polo champs, meet Psi
Upsilon, this year's titleholders, in
an exhibition match. Psi U also
holds the Fraternity team swimming
crown. To top off the activties in
the pool, the Varsity divers will give
a demonstration.

Billiard Squad Triumphs
Out to protect their national cham-
pionship, the Michigan pocket-bil-
liard squad easily defeated Wiscon-
sin 473 to 404 in the district finals of
their telegraphic meet held yester-
day afternoon. Veteran Stan Bab-
ioik led the victorious Wolverine
team, turning in a score of 115. Oth-
ers on the varsity squad are William
Stouter, Robert Levine, Henry Ark-
anson and Wayne Stille.

May 9, 10, Illinois.t
May 12, Wayne at Detroit.
May 13, Western State at Kala-
mazoo.
May 16, 17, Indiana.
May 20, Notre Dame at South Bend
May 23, 24, Purdue at Lafayette.
May 27, Michigan Normal at Ypsi-
lanti.
May 29, 30, Northwestern at Evans-
ton.
May 31, Michigan State at East
Lansing.
June 4, 5, California.
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why were they afraid of meeting

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