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Defend Swim






Natators Seek
Fourth Straight
Big Ten Title
Ohio State Chief Threat
To Varsity; Trial Heats
Take PlaceFriday Night
The greatest record in Big Ten
history will ride the waves with Mich-
igan's favored swimmers in the an-
nual Western Conference Champion-
ship Meet here this week-end.
Defending titleholders, the Wolver-
ines will carry into the waters an
insurmountable mark which attests
for itself the tremendous long-run
power and durability of Coach Matt
Mann's Michigan teams. For in the
past 15 years the coveted Conference
crown has been brought to rest in
the Maize and Blue showcase no less
than 12 times. More than that, this
1942 Wolverine crew will be seeking
to capture Michigan's fourth con-
secutive Big Ten title.
Won't Be One-Sided
But even the experts, who bespeak
with pronounced odds the indomi-
table authority of Michigan on the
WesternConference seas, won't con-
cede the title to the Wolverines by
any margin approaching the one-
sided victory of last year. For in the
last Conference meet, the Maize and
Blue dreadnaught swept all but one
first place as it rolled up the greatest
point total in the annals of Big Ten
swimming, scoring 87 markers to
second place Iowa's 24 and better-
ing the aggregate score of all other
nine entries.
Still powerful and defeated only by
the admittedly greatest team in his-
tory; Yale's supercharged crew, the
Wolverines won't hit the water with
the same all-around balance and
strength that pervaded that team of
last year. In every event, Mann has
one outstanding natator. But when
it come to depth, the nod must be
given to the mermen of Ohio State,
who with a few breaks can dethrone
the Big Ten rulers.
Buckeyes Have Balance
The Maize and Blue swimmers are
favored to capture individual titles
in seven of the nine events, but if
Ohio State can take the other two,
the diving and 50-yard freestyle, as
well as the majority of seconds and
thirds, they can outscore the Wol-
Qualifying trials will be run off
Friday afternoon and night, with
the finals taking place Saturday
night. There will be no admission
charge Friday afternoon, but a 30-
cent fee will be levied Friday night.
Saturday the usual price of 40 cents
to students for a limited amount of
tickets and 75 cents general admis-
sion will prevail.
Hockey Fans
See Puck men
At Their Best
As for a climactic session, Michi-
gan's 2-1 puck victory over Michigan
Techrlast Saturday takes front row.
Item 1-The largest throng to take
over the Coliseum this season picked
the right time, place and setting to
see the Varsity sextet garner its first
victory on home ice. Most of them
saw the Wolverines win their first
puck game (the writer included). It's
been a long wait, but Eddie Lowrey's
men finally showed that they can
come through when the chips are

Item 2-An additional touch of
excitement almost made the long, 60-
minute pull-Hank Loud scoring his
first shutout while in the nets for
the Maize and Blue. But victory and
shutout were too much to grasp. The
Wolverines have been riding the crest
of hard luck all season, but for 58
minutes and 56 seconds it looked as
though Loud would send the Miners
away scoreless. Then came a scram-
ble, a poke by hard-shooting Art
Dorffi, and Tech scored.
Item 3-The Tech battle was the
last home appearance for three sen-
iors-Johnny Gillis, John Corson and
Bob Collins. A fourth, Captain Paul
Goldsmith, was forced to watch the
contest from the sidelines, still nurs-
ing an injury incurred in the second
Minnesota game.
Item 4-The Wolverines conclude
the 1941-42 season at Champaign
this week-end when they battle Illi-
nois, defending Big Ten titleholders.
The original Illini sextet trounced
Michigan earlier in the season, 10-0
and 6-2. But things are a bit differ-
ent now since Coach Vic Heyliger's
entire first line, composed of Roland
DePaul and the two Palazzari broth-
ers-Aldo and Mario, who were the

Wha A Man This Myers
* Just Look At The Recoids
Daily Sports Editor
* * * ,


Thinclad Crew


(Three days in the Windy City of
Chicago finally caught up with the
boss yesterday and he now reposes in
the Health Service with peculiar red
blotches. Today's guest column is by
Dick Simon.)
This is the story of a guy whom
track coaches all over the country
would like to have on their team.
About 50 years ago, an American
athlete earned a title that has never
been disputed. The title is All Around
Champion Utunner, and the athlete
was L. E. (Lon) Myers. During his
track career, he compted in dis-
tances ranging from 50 yards to five
miles, and in each event he stood
in a class by himself.
In 1880 he performed his greatest
feat in winning four American
track titles in one championship
meet-the 100-yard dash, the 220-
yard dash, the 440-yard run and
the half mile event. On three other
occasions, he won three American
championships in a single meet
In 1879 and 1884, le won the 220-
yard, the 440-yard and half mile
titles, and in 1881, he was first in
the 100-yard, 220-yard and 440-
yard events. He won the quarter
mile championship in 1882 and
1883 and the English 440-yard ti-
tles in 1881 and 1885.
What makes his feat of 1880 :l
the more remarkable is the fact that
the entire meet took place in one
afternoon, and lie ran trial heats,
semifinals and finals in the 100 and
In championships he did not com-
pete in events longer than the half
mile, but in other meets he met and
defeated champions at the longer
distances. His most noteworthy per-
formance in that respect was the de-
feat of W. G. George, the champion
Yankees 'Si
Four Holdouts'
DiMagrgio, lRed Rolfe Fail
To Agree Oni Termis
ORLANDO, Fla., March 9.--U')- -
The New York Yankees swept four of
their holdouts into the fold today in
one big swoop, leaving Joe DiMaggio
and' Red Rolfe still holding out till
what may soon be the "bitter" end.
Within a few minutes after the
World Champions arrived here today
for an exhibition game with the
Washington Senators, Manager Joe
McCarthy emerged from a telephone
conference with President Edward G.
Barrow, who is in New York, and
announced that Red Ruffing, Bill
Dickey, Joe Gordon and Charley Kel-
ler all had agreed to terms.
He said today that Ruffing, Dickey
and Keller were leaving their homes
immediately for St. Petersburg. Ru-
fing, the big righthanded ace o1f the
New York staff and winner of 15
games last season, has been working
out with the Philadelphia Athletics
in California.
TheSignig of this quartet semd
to indicate an early showdown for
DiMaggio and Rolfe. Barrow said last
week that he had made a final offer
of $40,000 to his star centerfielder,
who last season hit in 56 consecutive
games and was voted the American
League's most valuable player.

and ercord holder in thel
cialty, the mile run.

latter's spe-

At the close of his colorful track
career, his name appeared as the
holder of 26 American and English
records, between 50 and 1,200
yards. These are some of his ac-


yards ......... . :05.5
yards ..............:06.4
yards ...............07.75
yards ......... . . ..:10
yards .......... . ..:48.8
yards . . .. . ... .. . ...1:11.4
yards ............ 1:55.4
yards ..............2:13

All these records were made on
tracks that were slower than our
modern tracks, and it is doubtful
whether any of our present day mid-
dle-distance stars-Campbell Kane
of Indiana for example-could do as
well under the same conditions. If
Myers had used the crouching start
now used in the sprints, he would
have run the short sprints about two-
tenths of a second faster, and his
name would still appear in the rec-
ord book.
As it is today, Lon Myers would be
a welcome sight on any track team in
the country, from little Podunk Col-
lege all the way to Michigan or Ohio
AP Announces
A li-Conference
Cage Choices
(By The Associated Press)
To the victor goes the spoils so to
the first division teams in Big Ten
basketball race go places on the con-
ference all-basketball team selected
for Associated Press by the coaches.
Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana
and Purdue each placed one man on
the honorary selections. Illinois won
the championship and Iowa, Indiana
and Wisconsin tied for second place.
Purdue shared fifth place with Min-
nesota, which placed a man on the
second team.
Big Andy Phillip, sophomore sensa-
tion who led the individual scoring
of the championship Illinois five, was
the only unanimous selection. He was
placed at guard, along with Andy
Zimmer of Indiana. Milton Kuhl of
Iowa was voted the outstanding cen-
ter. Forward positions went to John
Kotz of Wisconsin and Forrest
"Frosty" Sprowl of Purdue.
On the coaches' second team, Vie
Wukovits, the Illinois senior who
served as a balance wheel for his
sophomore teammates, was shifted to
guard, to pair with Vic Siegel of Iowa.
Big Jim Mandler of Michigan, who
received four first team votes to six
for Kuhl, retained the second team
center position which he wasnaward-
ed last year. Forward spots were
voted to Otto Graham of Northwest-
ern and Don Smith of Minnesota.
Varsity Play fireslAjnwl)
The freshman hockey team get an-
other crack at the Varsity tonight
and will attempt to make up for the
5-3 setback which was incurred last
week. The game will start at 6:30
p.m., and the Coliseum is open to all
who care to attend.

Performs Well
Despite Results
Ufer, Leonardi Standouts
As Wolverines Finish'
Fourth In Big Ten Tilt
Besides the Buckeyes, who won the
first Big Ten track crown in their
history, and Wolverine Bobby Ufer,
who set a new world's record in the
440 yard run, it would appear that
Robert Ripley, he of the "Believe It
Or Not" fame, benefitted most from
the final outcome of the Western
Conference indoor meet at Chicago
last Saturday night.
For what could be more incred-
ible than that the Michigan track
team, whose very name has so long
been synonomous with the great in
track history, wound up in fourth
place in the meet? This is probably
the best item Ripley has pad for his
famous cartoon since the right and
left wings of the Red Sea parted com-
pany to let the Children of Israel pass
But for those who witnessed the
meet, Michigan's name is still synon-
omous with the great in the annals
of track. Those spectators saw every
Wolverine thinclad who had been
counted on to win points come
through with those points in the
finals. And those spectators saw a
display of Michigan's competitive
spirit that equalled any tale they had
ever heard of how fine this tradi-
tional spirit is.
Bobby Ufer, whose churning legs
carried him over a quarter-mile dis-
tance in the fastest indoor time ever
recorded, was not the only Wolverine
thinclad who turned in the best per-
formance of his caree' Saturday
night. Ernie Leonardi in the two-
mile run, Bob Segula in the pole
vault, George Ostroot in the shot put,
and Bud Byerley and Joe Lahey in
the high hurdle trials, all bettered
their previous best records in the
And it was Frank McCarthy who
displayed the competitive spirit for
the capacity crowd on hand. Ham-
pered by a severely injured hip, the
husky thinclad, whose versatility has
been one of the highlights of the
Wolverine squad, poured everything
he had into an effort to pick up much
needed points for the Wolverine
cause, but his injury proved to be
too much for him.

All-Powerful Hawkeyes Upset;
Conference Race Wide Open

You know, the Big Ten Wrestling
Friday and Saturday it is, in Chi-
cago. And it's going to be a knock
'em down stamp on 'em affair what
I mean.
Listen. Up until last Friday you
ask anybody they'd say Iowa, who
else but Iowa could take the title?
So Saturday undefeated Iowa meets
likewise all-conquering Illinois and
what happens but the Champaign
boys give the heretofore terrific
Hawkeyes the boot by a score which
would be a typo if it weren't the same
in every paper. The figure was 22-6,
and the way it happened is that after
i taking the first two matches on de-
cisions the Iowans might just as well
have stood in bed so thoroughly did
the amazing Illini manhandle them.
Illinois Pulls A Surprise
What adds to the happy surprise
is the fact that Illinois wasn't sup-
posed to have a thing this year but
a whirlwind 155-pounder, Capt. Ted
Seabrooke. So what do the amazing
Indians do then but sweep through a
lengthy eight meet schedule with
nary a loss, to chalk up their greatest
record in 11 years of wrestling ac-
tivity. And they do not lick a bunch
of pikers in so doing. They nose out
by 14-12 a highly awesome Purdue
outfit, and you've just read what
happened to Iowa.
A trio of other teams however are
going to have much to say before the
Conference cup gets engraved with
the winner's moniker. There's Iowa
and Purdue and finally there's us.
Take Iowa now. Those boys are out
for the kill for good. They had a
streak of six straight wins entered in
the ledger previous to last Saturday,
and this week they'll be out to dem-
onstrate that the Illinois debacle was
due solely to barometric conditions.
Iowa Wins Six Straight
Then there's Purdue. Purdue has
four very strong boys, and that num-
ber of strong boys, if strong enough,
can win a Big Ten title. What adds
to the general melee is the fact that
this Bpilermaker potency is centered
in divisions which are on the whole
not too stiffly challenged by the other
schools, namely the 121, 128, 145 and
heavyweight brackets.
Michigan is mentioned fourth to-
day but in the final Conference rank-
ings it'll be different. We have at
least five men who'll swear to it. Ray
Deane is just starting to get back that
fire he had last year. Johnny John-
son at 145 will give Purdue's Bob
Britt a hearty struggle any day. The
same goes for Mary Becker against

Hlelps Carry Michigan's Hope
the Illini's fabulous Seabrooke. Bill
Courtright was nothing less than
blazing hot down on the Field House
pracitce mats yesterday, and finally
Capt. Jim Galles is the champion at
his weight and intends to stay that
ROTC fiftle 'e
Defeats Detroit
The University ROTC Rifle Team
made it two straight over the Uni-
versity of Detroit squad Sunday when
it won a return match before 300
Detroit Sportsman Show spectators
by a score of 1.438 to 1,402.
Earlier this year, the team fired
its first shoulder-to-shoulder match
with the Detroit marksmen on the
local range in the ROTC Building to
chalk up its initial victory over that,
Richard O. Jones, '43E, fired the
highest score of the match, netting
372 points out of a possible 400. Fol-
lowing him on the Michigan team
were team captain Verne Kennedy,
'42E, Demott D. Riley, '43E, George
Valette, '44, and George Hooper, '44E.
Lieut. L. W. Peterson of the mili-
tary science department is faculty
adviser to the rifle team, while Sgt.
D. G. Bonnewell is assisting.

Sport Shots
Prescott House, represented by
only five men, unofficially won the
dormitory wrestling title last night
by placing four of them in the finals.
The Prescott aggregation needs only
show up at the finals on Open House
day to officially win the title.
Summaries and highlights of the
meet are as follows :
121 pounds: Stu Linton (Allen
Rumsey) showed too much staying
power for Bob Jones (Fletcher) and
pinned him at 4:02. Chuck Isleib
(Adams) drew a bye.
145 pounds: Bob Milnor (Clii-
cago) defeated two opponents to
gain the finals. Don Eckber (Flet-
cher Hall) declsioned Grant Allen
(Fletcher Hall).
154 pounds: Harry Qilmnore (Pres-
cott) defeated Dick Hines (Allen
Rumsey) and pinned Bob Van Nor-
strand -(Allen Rumsey) at 2:50. Au-
gie Altese (Prescott) dorm athlete of
the, year in more tharn one person's
book, outspeecled and overpowered
Ben Sproat for. a 6-1 win and then
repeated by pinning Johnny Fox
(Fletcher) at a:34.-
165 pounds: Maurice Edwards (Al-
len Rumsey) decisioned Martin Cohn
(Allen Rumsey).. Roy Boucher (Win-
*chell) showed too much for game
Rudy Haeteli and downed him at
175 pounds: Bill Earle (Prescott)
took Just 1:30 to pin Don Taylor
(Allen Rumsey). 'Cliff Myll (Pres-
cott) gained the other final berth
by defeating Dick Bloomfield.
Unlimited. One Atlas name of
Fred Bryan (Michigan) took less
than one minute to pin Joe Proctor
(Fletcher) and then propeeded to
polish off another very strong gent
Cecil Bovee, freshman footballer, in
37 seconds. In the fight for the other
berth Harry Williams (Williams) had
too much weight and defeated Bob
Lutz (Allen-Rumsey), 4-3. Then in
a very close bout he pinned Simon
Toomajanian at 4:13 with what ref-
eree Cliff Keen termed a 'country
style' body press.
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