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""III MICHIGAN O IIY

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Opponents' Power, Bad Breaks
Whipped Trackmen At Butler

By BOB STAHL
Besieged for the past eight yearsI
by a score of mid-western track
squads, the Wolverine cinder crew
finally succumbed at Indianapolis
last Saturday, relinquishing the But-I
ler Relays crown it has held almost
perpetually and winding up in fifth
place in the meet.
It was just a case of too muchI
power from the opposition coupled
-with a few bad breaks for the Wol-
verines that pried the Michigan team
loose from its death-grip on the title.
Notre Dame's powerful aggregation
furnished the major part of the op-
position but it was a combination of
factors that furnished the bad
breaks.
Ackerman Sets Hot Pace
In the university four-mile relay,
for example, the Wolverine baton-
passers were very much in, the run-
ning all the way. Will Ackerman led
Puck Seniors
Close Careers

Quartet
Game

Starred
Against

In Finial
Illinois

By STAN CLAMAGE
The hockey season has ended, and
with the final results already record-
ed, we now draw finis to reporting
the exploits of Captain Paul Gold-I
smith, Johnny Gillis, Bob Collins and
John Corson.
These four seniors have donned,
their skates as Wolverines for the last
time, and against the Big Ten cham-
pions from Illinois, the quartet main-
tained a high brand of hockey de-
spite a most disastrous season. They
were the best fighters on the Illini
ice for the Maize and Blue sextet--
you can ask no more.
Along with junior Max Bahrych,
Corson and Collins made up the en-
tire offensive punch for Michigan.
In the Thursday night 6-2 loss, each
of them banged in a goal; in the
finale on Saturday (Illinois 9, Michi-
gan 4), they both cashed in on un-
assisted markers. Add Gillis, and
there is the backbone of the Wolver-
ine defense. The big Michigan de-
fenseman became a member of the
sextet at the start of the second sem-
ester, and has been one of the prin-
ciple guns in Coach Eddie Lowrey's
attempt to regain heights which were
Michigan's not too many years ago.
. Goldie was a real inspiration to the
squad. Playing on the front line, the
captain time and time again proved
his worth. And particularly last Sat-
urday. He wasn't able to see action
in the first game of the concluding
series, but not even a back injury
could pr'event him from starting his
last game.
It appears rather pointless to make
a complete round-up of the season.
The Wolverines came 'through an
18-game schedule in no "red hot"
fashion. Playing one more game than
last year, Michigan won but two, tied
the same number and came out sec-
ond best in the remaining 14. That
makes the record comparable to last
year's when they won two and tied
one.
It has been a season of up-and-
down hockey, with the Maize and
Blue outfit failing to reach high
enough in a great majority of the
contests. On many occasions, par-
ticularly in the present semester,
Michigan was not out-played in every
respect. Where they missed was
where it counted-marking up in the
scoring column.

off for the Michigan quartet and,
running a beautiful race, handed the
baton to Ernie Leonardi well out in
front. Leonardi, turning -in the best
mile run of his career, relinquished
the lead to Illinois, however, and was
in second place when Dave Matthews
took over.
Matthews ran his leg in good time
and finished third, handing the baton
to John Ingersoll for the sprint on
the anchor leg. But Don Gladding,
running the third leg for Illinois, did
not pass his baton to the Illinois an-
chor man, Bob Rehberg, until he had
run an extra lap, which should have
disqualified the Illini immediately.
. Illinois Wins On Fluke
The judges, however, figured dif-
ferently, declaring that Illinois had
suffered more of a disadvantage than
an advantage through Gladding's er-
ror, and so awarded first place to
them. Michigan finished second,
ahead of Ntre Dame, and had the
judges adhered strictly to the rules,
would have won the event.
In the mile relay, which the Wol-
verines were favored to win, it was
again a case of the breaks turning
in the wrong direction. Competing in
a field of eight teams, all running at
the same time. Michigan's lead-off
man, Buel Morley, was pocketed at
the very start, and lost so much
ground that George Pettersen, Al
Thomas, and Bob Ufer, the other
members of the Wolverine quartet,
never succeeded in working them-
selves out of the pack and into the
lead.
INTRAMURAL
Sport Shots
By BAT' JENKS
Tomorow night is Open House at
the Intramural Building. In a three
hour period from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
visitors will see 500 athletes compete
in 25 sports in one of the largest one
night athletic exhibitions in the
country. For the Intramural Depart-
ment it will climax the winter season
and provide the biggest single day in
the year.
Started 13 years ago with the pur-
pose of showing the public what the
I-M program was all about it has
become an event enjoyed annually by
several thousand people. A glance at
the program is guarantee that this
year's program will offer as fine a
program as ever before and also a
little something new,
Headlining the events are the three
basketbaill finals which will be played
off in the course of the evening. In
addition to these three will be finals
in tennis, squash, handball, badmin-
tion, and in dormitory wrestling and
swimming..
Nor will exhibitions be lacking.
Varsity and freshman divers will
show their wares and experts will be
on hand to demonstrate archery,
badminton, bag punching, boxing,
carballo, codeball, dart baseball,
fencing, gymnastics, golf, handball,
juggling, lacrosse, paddleball, soccer,
squash, table tennis, volleyball, water
polo, anl weight lifting. Keeping in
spirit with the times a special mili-
tary physical fitness drill will also be
shown. Those desiring to receive in-
struction in these sports will be aided
as much as time and circumstances
permit.
A detailed article telling exact
times and places as well as partici-
pants will appear in tomorrow's
Daily.

THE Intramural Department's
Fourteenth Annual Open House
slated for the Sports Building tomor-
row night takes on new significance
this year. Overshadowed this time
are the usual galaxy of playoff games
in various sports. Secondary now are
the clashes between the Phi Psoftly
fraternities and the Delta Jerk hous-
es.
Moving into front-line promi-
nence are mass physical education
drills stressing fitness for everyone.
One of the outstanding features of
tomorrow night's gigantic 25-sport
program, in which the turnstile
traffic is expected to approximate
4,000 spectators, is an exhibition
drill of physical fitness which will
be staged by freshman physical ed-
ucation students.
'HIS GROUP will illustrate the
military camp physical and ath-
letic program through a series of cal-
isthenics and mass exhibition con-
tests. This type of activity-of the
utmost value in a nation at war-will
keynote tomorrow's Open House in
its Fourteenth, and by far the most
important, public performance. In
previous years the value of the In-
tramural Department has been wide-
ly acknowledged. Today its well-co-
ordinated and complete program of
athletics-for-all is not only valuable,
it is vital. Michigan's Intramural De-
partment is doing a fine job, con-I
tributing wisely and heavily to the
nation's war effort.
* 4' *
SPORTS 11ASH: Michigan's grid)
coaches live football twelvel
months a year . . . thus it was no
surprise to find line coach Clarence
Munn and backfield mentor Earl
Martineau re-running the game shots
of last year's Ohio State clash at the
Athletic Administration Building
yesterday . .. Biggy diagrammed uhe
Buck's third scoring play of that
20-20 classic for freshman coach
Wallie Weber.
That was the one on which the
Bucks scored on a flat pass to the
left from fullback Jack Graf to
Dick Fisher who streaked a goodly
distance to the goal line for the
score... behind the actual toss and
run, which is what the 85,000 fans
noticed, was a beautiful piece of
execution by the Buckeyes . . their
right end went straight down the
field deep to hold Michigan's safe-

SPORTFOLIO
' New, Vital Open House
0 Defense Is Keynote
By HAL WILSON
Daily Sports Editor
* * . *

ty man Tom Kuzma, while the
right half hustled into Capt. Bob
Westfall's territory . . . the Scarlet
left end went straight forward,
then cut in to the right, drawing
defending right halfback Tippy
Lockard with him ... and to clinch
the play one Wolverine line-backer,
George Ceithaml, was cross-block-
ed, while the other, Bob Ingalls,
rushed the play on a virtual seven
man line . . . that left Fisher free
in the flat on the left. . . he snared
a short forward, eutfeinted Leck-
ard who came over fast after
guarding the Buck left flankman,
then faked Kuzma and outraced
Westfall to the goal.
MOST FUTILE FEELING PRIZE
of the week goes to shot-putter
Al Blozis who easily won the Knights
of Columbus tossing contest last
weekend . . . at the request of pho-
tographers he stripped off his sweat
suit after the meet and lofted an iron
apple 57 feet, 9%l2 inches-an effort
that would have wiped out every
known record had it been made in
competition.
The American flag which hung
at the Sports Building pool at the
Conference swim championships
last weekend contained only 44
stars . .. somebody suggested that
Ohio wasn't represented . . .every-
one at the pool Saturday night re-
alized just how much Capt. Dobby
Burton meant to the Wolverine
title effort . . , they would never
have won it without the fighting
little Pocket Battleship whose un-
quenchable spirit and team leader-
ship gave him the best times of
his tank career in the 50 and 100-
yard freestyle sprints and eight
all-important Michigan points.
"JHEN, with the. entire meet hing-
ing on the final relay, Dobby
whipped his tired body through the
leadoff leg of the 400-yard freestyle
in amazing time to hand his team-
mates a lead which they barely held
through the final three places for the
crown.., as Matt Mann said: "I was
proud of the team performance in
general, and especially proud of my
captain."
YORK SIGNS WITH TIGERS
LAKELAND, Fla., March 16.-(A)-
Rudy York,. Detroit Tiger first base-
man, ended his long holdout siege
today by signing his 1942 contract.

Now about that Big Ten wrestle
meet in Chicago last Saturday night.
Purdue won the thing right enough,
and placed four champions to our
on-- Johnny Johnson he is, by the
way, and many's the person on cam-
pus 'who doesn't seem to know the
lad but hang around till tomorrow
and you'll find out-and the Boiler-I
makers snatche'd the gravy with 33
points while we were tied with Illi-
nois with 18 counters apiece. But
additional information which has
filtered in during the past two days
indicates that the Wolverines put up
a much mightier fight than the bald
score indicates.
Deane Drops Close Onei
For instance, the simple news item
states that Ray Deane lost the 136
pound title to Purdue's Mark Mato-
vina on a referee's decision. But,
friends, the story behind that state-
ment, you should hear it.
At the end of the regulation three
periods the score was 6-6. Ray had
unleashed a fury on his man which
}seemed to have been conserved the,

whole season for this one match, and
in desperation Matovina had scam-
pered off the mat time and again.
He had in tact sc often lo'ne it that
the ref eventually penalized the Pur-
due man two points.
In the overtime the match slowed
down to a stalemate because Ray had
poured it all out those first nine
minutes. Still he had 52 seconds'
time advantage. But when it was
all over the ref gave Matovina the
nod and Purdue five points.
There were those present who
strongly dissented with the official's
judgment.
Corky Barely Edged
In the 165 pound semi-finals Bill
Courtright was barely nosed out by
Indiana's Harry Traster, who had
come down from his customary light-
heavy spot. The score was 4-3 for
Corky up until the last 10 seconds,
but in those last clock-ticks Traster
pulled a quickie and reversed on Bill
to get the brace of points which
spelled triumph, 5-4. But it was that
close.
Chamtpion .Tin Galles was beaten

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Close Decisions Wrecked Varsity'
Hopes For Conference Mat Crown

by Champion Johnny Roberts of Wis-
consin in the 175 finals. Last year
Roberts was 165 pound Conference
title winner. This year he was heavi-
er-and better. The match was
close, the score reversed its ,-f con
tinually throughout the nine minutes
of battle, but Roberts' last period rush
swept him through to an 8-5 victory
and a new title,
Golf (ioa hi Reveals
Nine Meet Selledule
Coach Ray Courtright, University
golf coach, announced yesterday that
his team will compete in nine dual
meets and the annual Big Ten cham-
pionships.
The Wolverines will face five oppo-
nents on the road and four at home
on the University golf course,
The Schedule: April 18, Kentucky
at Lexington; April 20. Ohio State at
Columbius; Alril 25, Michigan State
at East Lansing;; May 2, Purdue at
Lafayette; May 4, Indiana at Indi-
anapolis; May 9. Northwestern here;
May 11, Ohio State here; May 13,
Michiga, State l"ere; May 16, Illinos
here; May 18-19, Big Ten meet here;
June 22-27, National Intercollegiate
meet at South Bend.

Matt Mann's All Wet, Loves It:
Signifies Triumph Of His Boys

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By BUD HENDEL
C(oach Matt Mann, dripping wet
and grinning like a condemned man
just proved innocent, climbed out of
the Sports Building Pool Saturday
night last and exclaimed to one and
all, "That was the most enjoyable
ducking I ever took."
For the boys on Mann's Michigan
swimming team, the same boys who
just a few minutes earlier had won
their fourth straight Big Ten cham-
pionship, had picked up their genial
mentor and bodily tossed him into
the deep end of the pool as a fitting
tribute to the coach of the winning
crew.
Mann loved it, and with good rea-
son. Because for a while it seemed
that Coach Mike Peppe of Ohio State
was going to be the recipient of the
traditional ducking. Peppe's Buckeye
band, boiling mad because everybody
had already conceded the crown to
Michigan, mustered all its strength,
turned in its best performance of the
year and clung to the favored Wol-
verines right down to the last event.
But it was in the books that Peppe
would have to look elsewhere for his
Saturday night bath. Michigan's 400
yard freestyle relay team won that
final event and the 10 points that
went with it, while Ohio State was
only able to take the six tallies given
for third place. Since the score had
been tied at 44-44 going into the re-

lay, the title went to the Wolverines
with 54 points to Ohio State's 50
and Mann once again was on the re-
ceiving end of a mighty heave pool-
ward. The Wolverine relayers, Capt.
Dobby Burton, Bob West, Lou Kivi
and Gus Sharemet, posted a time of
3:35.7 in their crown-clinching effort.
A Maize and Blue 300 yard med-
ley relay trio of Dick Riedl, John
Sharemet and Gus Sharemet won
their event in 2:59.1, but besides the
two relays Michigan was only able to
garner first place in two other races
on the program. Jack Patten gained
the individual title in the 220 yard
freestyle, swimming the distance in
2:14.8, while Jim Skinner retained
his 200 yard breaststroke laurels with
a 2:27.7 clocking.
Eight Cagers Awarded
Varsity Monograms
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan yester-
day announced the varsity letterwin-
ners for the season just completed:
Captain Bill Cartmill, Verona, N.
J.; Bob Antle, Saginaw; Morrie Bi-
koff, Flint; Leo Doyle, Pequaming;
Don Holman, Detroit; Bill MacCon-
nachie, Montclair, N. J.; Jim Mand-
ler .and Mel Comin, Chicago.

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