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don wirtchafter's

Piel Takes

Two Seconds, Third In Chicago Relays

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In Re: Abe Simon .,..
(Editor's Note: Today's column is
written by Joe Walker, who knows
nothing about boxing or baseball.)
of Jack Doyle, the name of Abe
Simon appears three times. First of
all, the Wizard of Odds concedes
Ample Abe one chance in seven of
ever copping the heavyweight box-
ing championship of the world. He
also states that the odds against
Abe's becoming the President of these
United States are somewhat in excess
of 2 (followed by eleven zeros) to
1. while, he gives Abe the regula-
tion 440-1 against contracting the
chestnut blight. It is not with these
latter figures that we shall concern
ourselves, however.
Now, having got safely into the
second paragraph of the column, I
am going to avail myself of the op-
portunity to nominate Abe Simon as
my choice as the next boxing cham-
pion of the whole wide world. More-
over, I make this prediction free to
every one, as an unparalleled op-
portunity to back a certain winner
(or as we put it in the investment
and real-estate game, "to get in on
the ground floor"). But now let us
go on to the ensuing paragraphs for
an explanation of the reasons for
my choice.
First of all, Abe has a right hand,
and what I mean, a right hand.
In addition to this, he has a left
hand, two sisters, and a fine home
in the Bronx. One has only to
consider these, recall the old saw
about teams that won't be beaten,
and Abe becomes the only logical
choice instanter. (Does Louis have
a home in the Bronx? Granted he
has a left hand, is it such a hand
as Abe's? The answers are clear to
even the most untutored reader).
FINALLY, look at all the things
Louis comes up against: draft,
the exigencies of city life, even auto-
mobile exhausts (a danger with which
Simon is comparatively unfamiliar.
There are no automobiles in the
Bronx). It is obvious: at the very
hour in which the St. Louis Browns
are preparing to meet the Philadel-
phia Nationals for the baseball cham-
pionships, Big Abe will be crowned
with the olive wreath of glory. And
yott know what Jefferson said about
self-evident truths.
In rebuttal to what I have said
about the Philadelphia Phillies, some
among my readers may claim that
such a championship can be won only
by the team from Cincinnati. Their
mistake is evident, however; there is
no such place as Cincinnati. What
probably happened to them is that
they became confused with the team
from Chicago. There is also no such
place as Chicago.
Montreal 4, Chicago 3 (Second ov-
ertime period).
Toronto 5, Boston 3.
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Canham Bows
To Mel Walker
In High Jump
Records Fall In Dashes
And Hurdles As Wolcott,
Thompson Pace Field
(Continued from Page 4)
In the high jump Wolverine Capt.
Don Canham, still hampered by his
leg injury incurred in the Big Ten
meet was unable to stay with his
top-notch competition, dropping out
at the 6 feet, 4 inch mark. Canham
cleared 6 feet 3, but missed by a
whisper at the higher notch.
Loose-limbed Mel Walker, former
Ohio State ace defended his high
jump crown wiith a tremendous leap
of 6 feet, 7 inches, bettring his old
mark of 6 feet, 5% inches.
Michigan's sprint twins, Bud Piel
and Al Thomas, took second and third
respectively in the 50-yard dash open
event, which qualified them for the
Olympic sprint series, consisting of
three dashes at 40, 50 and 55-yard
distances, against another. trio of
sprint aces, Herbert Thompson, Na-1
tional AAU Champion, Myron Piker
of Northwestern and Howard MillenJ
of Marquette.
Fast-flying Thompson emerged
from this series with blazing firsts
places in all three events (while Piel
copped second honors with a pair of
seconds and a third. Thomas scored
a third in the 55, for his only place.
50-yard dash won by Millen (Mar-
quette); second. Piel (Michigan);
third, Thomas (Michigan). Time
40-yard dash-Olympic sprint priz-
es: won by Thompson (Jersey City);
second, Piel (Michigan); third, Mil-
len (Marquette). Time :04.5.
50-yard dash-Olympic sprint ser-
ies: won by Thompson (Jersey City);
second, Piker (Northwestern); third,
Piel (Michigan). Time: :05.3. (Equals
meet record held by Wilbur Grier,
Michigan State College).
High jump: Won by Walker (Nash-
ville); second, O'Rourke (Notre
Dame); third, Byrnes (New York
City). Height: 6 feet, 7 inches (bet-
ters former meet mark of 6 feet, 5/8
inches held by Walker).
55-yard dash-Olympic sprint ser-
ies; Won by Thompson (Jersey City);
second, Piel (Michigan; third, Thom-
as (Michigan). Time :05.7.
Intramural Track Meets
Carded For This Week
The Intramural Indoor Track
Meets begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday in
the Field House with competition
among the Residence Halls and the
Independents. This is a change in
the schedule for the Independents,
switching from Tuesday night to
Monday night.
On Thursday night, at 7:30 p.m.,
the Interfraternity Track Meet will
take place. At the same time the
Independent Swimming Meet will be
held at the Sports Building.,
rTigers, Reds Rained Out
LAKELAND, Fla., March 22.-(/P)-
The second game in the World Series
epilogue between the Detroit Tigers
and Cincinnati Reds in spring camp
was washed out by rain today.

Coaches' Poll
Names Sofiak
Best In State
Mike Sofiak, tiny Wolverine star,
was awarded the state's biggest bas-
ketball trophy in the annual coaches'
poll conducted by the Detroit Free
Press to determine the outstanding
college cager in Michigan for the
1940-41 season.
Diminutive Mike bad only one close
competitor for the giant trophy.,
Keith Carey, Alma College center,
polled 33 points to Sofiak's 49. No
other player received more than 18
points. The tabulations were made
on a 5-4-3-2-1 basis, each coach se-
lecting five players. Only three men-
tors failed to mention the Michiigan
Although one of the smallest cag-
ers in the Big Ten, Mike played 708
of 765 minutes in one of the tough-
est basketball leagues in the nation.
He scored 192 points in nineteen
games for the Wolverines. Michigan's
captain, Herb Brogan, placed tenth
in the voting.
Last year the trophy was won by
Bob Calihan, All-American center
at the University of Detroit, who has
been an outstanding performer for
the Detroit Eagles this year. But lit-
tle Mike is a worthy successor to the
Detroit star.
Sofiak has won three varsity bas-
ketball letters at Michigan and has
been the sparkplug of the team for

Best In State

Galles Takes
Third Place
In Nationals
BETHLEHEM, Pa., March 22 -(A')
--Jim Galles, Wolverine 175-pound-
er, lost his semi-final N.C.A.A. bout
here this afternoon to the tourney
favorite and eastern champion, Dick
Dibattista of Pennsylvania, but sal-
vaged third place by virtue of a 5-0
triumph over Earl Hager of Wiscon-
sin tonight. Earlier in the consolation
matches he defeated Art Johnson,
University of Iowa, 5-2.
Galles put up a hard battle against
Ditbattista but succumbed to the
Penn boy's great strength, 5-1. Most
of the latter's margin was gained in
the third period when Galles was
rushed off his feet and taken to the
mat. Both boys were credited with
escapes but the Quaker gained two
points on time advantage.
Bill Courtright, 165-pounder, beat
Wallace Johnson of Minnesota, 4-1, in
his consolation match but was then
eliminated from the tourney by drop-
ping an overtime bout, 11-9, to Char-
les Hutson of Michigan State.
Terry Browne
SClass ACrownt
In a meet marred by many spills
as well as many chills, the title-hold-
ers of the 1941 Michigan Amateur
Skating Union were decided last
night at the Coliseum. The speed-
sters, hampered by the small size of
the University rink, afforded the
small crowd of fans on hand many
thrills as they slackened their speed
around each of the many turns, lost
their footing and piled up.
Terry Browne of Detroit-was
crowned the Class A Senior Men's
champion with a total of 90 points
and so became the 1941 Michigan
Indoor skating king. Vincent Bozich,
also of Detroit, who copped the out-
door skating championship this past
winter, received second place honors
with 60 points.
The Class B Senior Men's crown
went to Bill Katzenburger of Flint
with 120 points, Leo Wotkoviak of
Wyandotte assuming runner-up hon-
ors with 50 points. Bonnie Doyle of
Saginaw and Helen Wrona, also of
Saginaw, tied for the Senior Women's
Championship with 90 points, while

Swimming Team In Peak Form
For Wildcat Meet Wednesday

the last two years. Local fans are
familiar with his fighting brand of
play which has salvaged many games
from the scrap heap for the Wol-

Coach Tom Robinson, dean of Big
Ten athletic coaches, is now in his
32nd year as Northwestern's swim-
ming mentor, but it is doubtful if he
has ever laid eyes on as powerful a
team as he will be privileged to see
Wednesday night when Michigan
meets Northwestern in a dual meet
at the Sports Building.
Two of the Wildcats Robinson is
bringing. are top-notchers-the rest
are just average tankers which means
they are in a different league than
Matt Mann's merciless mermen.
Capt. Tom Powell is currently one
of the classiest divers in the Con-
ference and one of the better spring-
board artists in the nation, while
Dick Fahrbach can hold his own with
most of the sprinters in big-time
These two are the backbone of a
Wildcat team that has met with
mediocre success this past season,
finishing fifth in the Big Ten meet
at Iowa City.
Powell, after showing scintillating
form in the qualifying trials of the
Conference, ran into the worst night
of his career in the finals though he
still ended up in fourth place. A tall,
slim lad of over six feet, Powell has
remarkable timing and coordination
for his size.
As a sophomore, Fahrbach placed
in both sprint events in the Confer-
ence meet a year ago and again this
Exhibition Baseball
At San Antonio, Texas
Boston (N) 010 011 000 - 3 8 0
St. Louis (A) 000 020 000 - 2 4 1
Erickson, Salvo and Berres; Caster,
Ostermueller and Swift, Grace.
At Los Angeles
Chicago (A) 001 120 000 --4 11 1
Chicago (N) 000 000 102 - 3 8 3
Lyons, Dietrich Humphries, Apple-
ton and Tresh; French, Olsen and
Esther Wrona, the only other en-
trant, automatically became the third
place winner with 50 points.
In the other speed events of the
evening, Tommy Saunders of De-
troit was the recipient of top rank-
ing in the Intermediate Boys' Divis-
ion, Dorothy Koinis and Margaret
Cook, also of Detroit, tied for the In-
termediate Girls' Crown, and Ed Fin-
negan of Wyandotte carried home
the Junior Boys' trophy.

Wally Pipp Explains Workings
Of NYA Athletics In Michigan

Usually when a famous ball player
hangs up his spikes for the last time,
he starts looking around for the best
way to make a profit from his fame.
But not so with Wally Pipp, firstI
baseman for the New York Yankees
from 1916 to 1925 and twice holder
of the AmericanLeague home run
crown while a teammate of Babe
Pipp was interested in boys and
looked for some way to aid them.
Consequently he became active in
a number of youth organizations.
And he has been at it ever since.
Wally was in town yesterday and
was quite willing to explain his latest
project. Last year the government
asked him to handle the National
Youth Administration's Athletic pro-
gram in Michigan. He accepted and
immediately outlined a complete pro-
gram while enlisting the aid of boys'
clubs all over the state.
He centered his project around
baseball because they needed a sport

that would give proper body building
exercise and at the same time appeal
to the boys.
Pipp pointed out. "The primary
aim of the Federal Government is to
get the boys and men of the country
physically fit. Recent results show
that over half of the draftees have
been rejected on the grounds of being
physically unfit. The thing we have
to do before we can teach a boy
how to shoot a gun is to give him
the strength to carry it."
Wally added that some of the big-
ger cities have provided the proper
recreational facilities but in the rural
parts of the state the boys are in
genuine need of a sound athletic
"The first year of NYA junior base-
ball has been a tremendous success.
It has laid the groundwork for an
even wider program in 1941. The pub-
lic at the outset was skeptical of its
worth, but today is in full accord
with every move."

Sice Weather Calls
Gridd ers Outdoors
In Spring Workout
Coach Fritz Crisler 's spring foot-
ball squad took advantage of the
balmy spring breezes that finally
came wafting into Ann Arbor and
moved out to Ferry Field yesterday
afternoon for the first outdoor work-
out of the season.
With the footing a bit treacherous
as a result of the muddy sod, Crisler
took it easy with the gridders. An
hour's work on the blocking and
tackling dummies followed by an in-,
trascfuad offensive and defensive
scrimmage was the program for the
The Wolverine mentor plans to
start working the gridders in earnest
this week if the favorable weather
continues. Crisler's big job is to find
replacements for Tom Harmon, Ed
Frutig ,and his graduated guard duo,
Ralph Fritz and Milo Sukup.

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Rifle Shooting Tournament will
be held at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday,
March 25, in the ROTC Building.
All undergradutaes are eligible to
compete for the winner's gold
medal. A 25-cent entry fee will be
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--John Ifroste,

March 23, 1941
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And this year it's not just the old reliably saddle shoe that
wilh grace the foot of many a comfort-seeking collegian.

Can't you feel it already? A warm breeze, a clear blue sky, the sight
of good black earth breeath the thawing snows of wrinter--yes, even
the thud of a ball in tbe catcher's mitt. We all have that feeling-
Spring's on the way!
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your hopes of shopping for a new Easter bonnet at home. But
you are wise, you will see the manifold advantages in doing your
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choice and quantity of the newest in Easter styles to put away your
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new season, local services can provide you with just the thing! Don't


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