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Ufer Breaks 440-Yard Record As

Thinclads Place Fourth


Ohio SteWins First
Crown With 37Points
Bob Wright, Buckeye Star, Equals American Indoor
Mark In High Hurdles; Varsity Gets 251/2 Points
(Continued from Page 1)
on the downward path as Frank McCarthy, obviously hampered by his in-
jured hip, failed to qualify in the semi-finals of the 70 yard high hurdles.
Running his heart out in an effort to finish among the first trio, the valiant
McCarthy just couldn't make it and
finished fourth, one position out of:
the running.
Indiana maintained its hold on the
Conference distance runs with Kane's
victory in the mile and Earl Mit-
chell's winning race in the two mile
event. Kane and Mitchell fought it
out all the way in the shorter run,
with Kane turning on the heat in the
last lap and passing Mitchell just a
stride from the tape. This was the
Hoosier ace's third consecutive Con-
ference indoor victory in the race.
, Buckeye Wright and Illinois' Don "
Olsen gave the near-capacity crowd
on hand tonight its most thrilling
race. Running in the 70 yard low .
hurdles, Olsen attempted to win back
the record which the Ohio State
speedster had taken away from him
in last night's preliminaries. But
Wright was not to be denied his1
laurels. Taking the hurdles in ballet-l
like form, the lanky Buckeye sprinted
to his second win of the evening in
7.9 seconds, leading Olsen to the
finish line by the narrowest of mar-
Michigan wound up the evening's . . . returns to form
activities with a display of the power
Ior which the Wolverines have be- Pettersen, Thomas and, Ufer, raced
come famous, as the mile relay team, to a two-tenths of a second win over
composed of Buel Morley, George the Ohio State quartet.
Buckeyes Finaly Atain Long-Sought Goal

i .. ..ter. .. : .

0 Defense Keynotes Meet
* U/fer -Man Of The Hour
Daily Sports Editor
* * * *

-National defense was the key-
note o fthe 32nd annual Western
Conference Indoor Track Meet in this
vast hall tonight. The crack Maroon
concert band played a lively medley
of war tunes and theme songs of
the various arms of the nation's serv-
ices preceeding the final events.
Don Canham, 1940 cinder cap-
tain and Bob Barnard, ace quarter
miler on that team, were both in
the stands; Canham had to leave
immediately after the meet for Al-
abama where he will serve as an
athletic instructor in an Army
training camp.
Conference heads failed to pro-
vide any Meet Queen as they hgve
inprevious years, but the Wolverine
team crowned its personal choice-
an attractive little brunette waitress
in the Windermere Hotel, June
Spotts. Phone number Plaza 7916.
Tipoff on the eventual outcome
of the meet came in the very first
heat of the night's events. Michi-
gan's Al Thomas, who took third
in last year's indoor meet, failed to
qualify. His time in last night's
quarter-final qualifying trials, 6.3
seconds, was the same as the win-
ning time tonight.
By far the most mighty ovation of
the evening went to the greatest in-
door quarter-miler in Michiganrhis-
tory, Bob Ufer, who is now the great-
est 440-man in world history. And
as Matt Mann says, "Brother, when
you're a world champion, you're bet-
ter than an awful lot of people.''
Ufer's triumph was a complete
one. His mother and dad drove from
Pittsburgh to see him perform.
Bob's dad, C. E. Ufer, was a former
Michigan record holder a quarter
century ago. He established a Wol-
verine varsity 880-yard mark in
May,1916 with a remarkably fast
clocking for those days of 1:56.2
Ironically enough, Roy Cochran,

former world champion, provided a
portion of the incentive for Ufer.'
Now running under the colors of the
Great Lakes Naval Training Station,
Cochran requested that he be allowed
to try to shatter his own standard of
48.2 seconds, set on this same fast
clay track two years ago. With no
good Conference quarter-milers to
push him in his race, Ufer now had
his incentive: to beat Cochran's time.
And it took BIab's piston legs just
48.1 seconds to accomplish the feat.
Ten minutes later Cochran dof-
fed his middie track sweatsuit for a
paced exhibtiion quarter, the field
announcer, Theodore J. Canty,
boomed out over the loud speaker:
"In all history of track--at least
in my long years of experience-I
have never seen aworld's champion
with more stimulus than Roy Coch-
ran tonight who, just a few min-
utes before he goes out to better
his world mark, finds himself de-
throned." Then Cochran went out
and ran a pretty fair paced quar-
ter in 48.3 seconds, just one tenth
higher than his previous competi-
tive record.
Gamest trackster in the Field
House in more than one person's book
was Michigan's injured Frank Mc-
Carthy. Still limping from his hip
contusions suffered in last weck's
Pittsburgh meet, the big, hard-work-
ing junior put forth 100 percent in
the hurdle eventsand broad jump.
The hip hurt him with every nimble
motion of his body. That was obvious.
But he never quit trying.
The. hard - fighting Buckeyes
from Ohio State grabbed their first
Conference championship in his-
tory. Led by a magnificent Bob
Wright, the Scarlet Bucks accom-
plished what Jesse Owens and Co.
never quite could do. After the final
relay results were posted, the jubi-
lant Buckeyes tossed Coach Larry
Snyder on their shoulders and par-
aded around the huge Field House.
They deserved their glory tonight.

Big Ten Heads
Change Frosh
Athletic Rules
Freshmen Denied Varsity
Participation But Given
Three Game Schedule
(Continued from Page 1)
against retention. One important
modification of the existing setup,
however, is that one year of residence
will henceforth be construed as an
academic year rather than a calendar
year. Previously a student entering
a university in September would be
forced to wait until the following fall
before he gained varsity eligibility.
Now the ruling is based uopn two
semesters. This will allow an incom-
ing freshman who enrolls, for ex-
ample, in February and attends sum-
mer school, to become eligible the
same fall.
Crisler's Plan.
Adopting essentially the same plan
which Michigan's Athletic Director
Herbert O. (Fritz) Crisler has advo-
cated, Conference heads also went on
record as favoring limited intercol-
legiate competition among freshman
teams. Yearling football combina-
tions would be limited to three games
with other schools after four weeks
of academic work had been com-
In other sports no curb on the
number of contests has been set.
Harvard On Schedule
Retention of present contracts with
other schools which have already
dropped the freshman rule is mean-
ingful for Michigan in that the Wol-
verines have a grid clash slated with
Harvard for next fall. This new rul-
ing makes it possible for the two in-
stitutions to carry through present
The optional addition of two serv-
ice teams to grid cards also is vital
to the Michigan athletic program, for
the Wolverines and the Great Lakes
Naval Training Station have already
made tentative agreements. Another
service possibility for Michigan next
fall is a game with the Iowa Naval
Cadet Commandos, who will be
coached by Bernie Bierman,
Competition in various sports dur-
ing the summer on a semi-official in-
tercollegiate basis will be left largely
up to individual schools while the
date for the beginning of football
practice drills and a few other minor
matters have been left until the May
meeting of directors and faculty men
for final decision.

(Continued from Page 1)
Kemp scored both Michigan counters,
and came very close to garnering a
couple more. The first was unassist-
ed, the second after a pass from
Johnny Gillis.
While Kemp was stealing the scor-
ing spotlight, Hank Loud had his
best night of the year in the Michi-
gan nets. Turning away 35 Miner
shots, Hank came within one minute
and four seconds of marking up his
first shut-out after nearly two years
in the Wolverine nets.
With the timekeeper's trigger fin-
ger itching for the final pull in the
third period, Art Dorffi, in a wild
scramble in front of the Maize and
Blue nets, picked up a loose puck
of f the stick of teammate Bold Peta-
ja, and there went Loud's shut-out.
The plucky junior gained shouts of
approval from the largest crowd in
the Coliseum this season and every
one was well deserved.
The entire battle was last, with the
visitors on the defense for a major
portion of the three periods. Kemp,
Gillis and Bob Collins powdered the
Tech goal time and time again, but
Fred Meyer, the busy goalie for the
Miners, came up 40 times with the
puck safely cleared.
Michigan took a 1-0 lend in the
first frame when Kemp slid the puck

Puckmen Finuish Ho ne Season
By Beating Michirane Tech, 2-i

against the fallen Meyer, and then
into the nets. With the Wolverines
short-handed, Captain Petaja sent a
trio of hot shots toward Loud, but
the scrappy net-minder survived the
Michigan started to really "pour
it on" in the second period, and
after picking up his own rebound
shot, Gillis passed over to Kemp.
Michigan 2, Tech 0.
The final 20 minutes were the
wildest of the battle. Collins hopped
in on several rebounds, but couldn't
beatMeyer to the punch. Then, at
18:56, with a shut-out within his
grasp, Loud was pulled out of posi-
tion and Dorffi countered. In the
dying seconds, the Wolverines tried
to get the score back, but the gun
turned in the final and deciding shot.




Mich. Tech,
Petaja (c)

Spares: Dance, Corson,
Tech Spares; Kello,

Lyford, Robillard, Thornton, Cran-
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One-Mile Run: Won by Kane, In-
diana; second, Mitchell, Indiana;
third, Jentsch, Purdue, fourth, Reh-
berg, Illinois; fifth, Kendall, Indi-
ana. Time 4 minutes, 14 seconds.
60-Yard Dash: Won by Farmer,
Iowa; second, Hammond, Ohio State;j
third, Wright, Ohio State; fourth,
Soergel, Wisconsin; fifth, Piel, Mich-
igan. Time 6.3 seconds.
440-Yard Dash: Won by Ufer,
Michigan; second, Owen, Ohio State;
third, Kelley, Illinois; fourth, Price,
Indiana; fifth, Anthony, Purdue.
Time, 48.1 seconds. (New Conference
Indoor record. Also betters American
Indoor record. Both old records 48.2
seconds set by Cochran, Indiana, in
70-Yard High Hurdles: Won by
Wright, Ohio State; seocnd, Vollen-
weider, Iowa; third, Kron, Purdue;
fourth, Hoeflinger, Ohio State; fifth,
Olsen, Illinois. Time, 8.5 seconds.
(Equals American and Big Ten Con-
ference records set by Wright in
Shot Put: Won by Beierly, Wiscon-
sin, (47 feet 8% inches); second,
Fitch, Minnesota (46 feet 9% inches);'
third, Ostroot, Michigan, (46 feet 71'4
inches);' fourth, Mail, Illinois, (46
feet); fifth, Johnston, Ohio State,
(45 feet 3 inches)..
Two-Mile Run: Won by Mitchell,
Indiana; second, Gladding, Illinois;
third, Leonardi, Michigan; fourth
Dunn, Illinois; fifth, Knox, Wiscon-
sin. Time, 9 minutes, 30 seconds.
880-Yard Run: Won by Kane, In-

diana; second, Kendall, Indiana;
third, Jones, Ohio State; fourth,
Matthews, Michigan; fifth, Kelley,
[llinois. Time, 1 minute, 56.2 sec-
70-Yard Low Hurdles: Won by
Wright, Ohio State; second, Olsen,
Illinois; third, Vollenweider, Iowa;
fourth, Thomas, Michigan; fifth, Pin-
ney, Michigan. Time, 7.9 seconds.
(Equals Big Ten Indoor and Ameri-
can Indoor records set by Olsen, Illi-
nois, in 1941.)
Broad Jump: Won by Farmer,
Iowa (23 feet 9. inches); second,
Dupre, Ohio State (22 feet 11%/ in-
ches):; third, Gould. Illinois (22 feet
31/ inches) ; fourth, Lewis, Illinois
(22 feet 2 inches; fifth, McCarthy,
Michigan, (21 feet 111 inches). (New
Conference Indoor record. Betters
old mark 23 feet 2% inches set by
Farmer in preliminaries.)
High Jump: Tied for first and sec-
ond, Smith, Northwestern and Hertz,
Wisconsin (6 feet 2/2 inches); tied
for third, fourth and fifth, Edwards,
Illinois; Stark, Illinois and Hoef-
linger, Ohio State (6 feet 1/2 inch).
One Mile Relay. Won by Michi-
gan (Morely, Pettersen, Thomas,
Ufer); second, Ohio; third, Purdue;
fourth, Minnesota; fifth, Indiana.
Time, 3 minutes 22 seconds.
Pole Vault: Tied for first Williams,'
Wisconsin and Defield, Minnesota
(13 feet, 10 inches) ; tied for third
and fourth Segula, Michigan, and
Anderson, Wisconsin (13 feet); fifth,
Steinbeck, Iowa (12 feet, 8 inches).
Jolhny loiz Sets New
Season's Scoring Mask
MADISON. Wis., March 7. -(P) -
With forward Johnny Kotz scoring
31 points, Wisconsin won a share of
second place in final standings of the
Big Ten Conference by walloping
Iowa, 62 to 45, before a capacity
house of 13,650 tonight.
The Badgers share the runner-up
spot with Indiana and Iowa.
Kots' scoring activities brought his
season's Conference total to 242
points in 15 games, an average of
16 1/10 points a game. This surpassed
the mark of 15%/, points set by Jewell
Young of Purdue in 1938 in a 12
game schedule.


(special to The Daily)
MINNEAPOLIS, March 7.-Michi-
gan's well-balanced swimming team
churned to its ninth dual meet tri-
umph of the year as it took first
place in every event but one while
swamping an outclassed Minnesota
aggregation, 54-30, here today.
The single Gopher victory came in
the third contest on the program, the
50 yard freestyle where Ray Hako-
maki, Minnesota dashman, beat out
Wolverine Gus Sharemet in the com-
paratively slow time of 24.3. Hako-
maki's defeat of the great Michigan
freestyler, who just two weeks ago
gave Yale's Howie Johnson the clos-
est race of his life, stunned the 700
spectators rimming the pool. Share-
met had been the popular choice to
capture the 50 and 100 yard crowns
in next weekend's Big Ten champion-
ships, but his performances of to-
day may cause a shifting of senti-
Second in surprise value only to
Sharemet's loss in the 50 was the
upset victory of Michigan Capt. Dob-
by Burton over the same Gus Share-
met in the 100. The Wolverine lead-
er negotiated the four length course
in 53.8 to barely edge his heavily-
favored teammate, who just couldn't

Trounce Gophers, 54-30

get his smooth-stroking form in
working order.
Third upset of the evening was the
third place showing of highly-touted
Arnie Elchlepp of Minnesota behind
second place Gopher Bob Acker in
the 220 yard freestyle. Michigan's
sensational Jack Patten was clocked
in 2:15.7 for his winning effort in the
Walt Stewart, sophomore Michi-
gan freestyler, further added to Elch-
lepp's losing streak as he defeated
the Gopher ace in the 440 contest,
chalking up an impressive 5:01.1 tim-
ing to continue his rapid improve-
Maize and Blue breaststroker Jim
Skinner won as expected over Norse-
man Bill Garniss in the 220 yard but-
terfly spectacle with a time of 2:29.4,
while Wolverine T-Bone Martin once
again swept the diving honors, scor-
ing 399.1 points for his first place
total. Dick Riedl continued his win-
ning ways in the 150 yard back-
stroke with a time of 1:41.1, and
the Michigan 300 yard medley and
400 yard freestyle relay teams ex-
perienced little opposition as they
paddled to easy victories.
Today's triumph marks the last
dual meet of the season for the Wol-

verines. Next weekend they will de-
fend their Big Ten title in Ann Arbor.
* * *
300-Yard Medley: Won by Michi-
gan (Riedl, Skinner, Burton). Time
220-Yard Free Style: Won by Pat-
ten (Mich); second Acker (Minn);
third, West (Mich). Time :24.3.
Diving: Won by Martin (Mich);
second Ruotsalienen -(Minn.); third,
Phillips (Minn.). Points 399.1.
100-Yard Dash: Won by Burton
(Mich); second, Sharemet (Mich);
third, Acker (Minn.). Time, :53.8.
150-Yard Backstroke: Won by
Riedl (Mich.); second, Horlenko
(Mich.); third, Ewens (Minn.). Time
440-Yard Free Style: Won by
Stewart (Mich.); second Elchelepp
(Minn.); third, Acker (Minn.) Time
400-Yard Relay: Won by Michigan
(Burton, Patten, West, Kivi). Time
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