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Swimmers Rated Underdogs At Nationals

Michigan wrestlers Seek Titles
In National Collegiate Tourney

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* Eddleman Stars At Centralia
* To Attend Illinois
Daily Sports Editor

Bulldogs Expected To Display
Record-Breaking Performers.


ATE THE SCENE back to 1939. A husky 16-year-old lad-big for his
sophomore standing in highr school-entered the University of Michi-
gan's famed hospital. Even from down in Centralia, Ill., this strapping kid
had heard of the surgical skill and finesse of Michigan's Dr. Carl E. Badg-
That's exactly what the lad was after-the best doctor money could
obtain. For he knew his entire athletic career, already beginning to
glow with future promise, would be shadowed, perhaps blacked out
completely unless a bone operation could successfully restore him to
perfect health.
WIGHT EDDLEMAN was his name. It's a name that shot all over the
Midwest last week as fast as the press wires could form the syllables.
In the three years since Dr. Badgley and the University Hospital's
expert care gave back to big Dyke the very foundation of his continued
athletic success, physical fitness, he has immortalized his powerful 6 foot
2 inch frame among Midwestern prep circles and established himself as
one of the nation's outstanding high school athletes. A partial list of his
spectacular sports prowess reads like a page, or even better a few chapters

out of Horatio Alger.
PERFORMING at Centralia High,
Eddleman has carved his pro-
minent No. 40 in Illinois prep rec-
ords with lavish strokes of athletic
skill. In four years of basketball
competition Dyke poured 2,702
points through the cords, an aver-
age of 675 a season. His single sea-
son record, established last year,
is 969 points, while his largest one-
game total is 44.
Almost single-handedly the hus-
ky Eddlenian led his quintet to a
state championship last week. With
only six minutes remaining in the
final game Centralia trailed, 30-17.
Then Dyke swung into inspired ac-
tion and, generating most of his
team's scoring punch, dumped in
the last four points to hand Cen-
tralia the cage crown, 35-33.
FOR THREE consecutive years
Dwight has been named to the
All-State basketball honor team.
Only former athlete in Illinois his-
tory to be accorded a similar award
is Lou Boudreau, present manager
of the Cleveland Indians.
But that's only a small portion of
Dyke's athletic accomplishments.

Because he did not desire to un-
necessarily strain his recently-suc-
cessful operation, Eddleman re-
frained from football competition
until his senior year last fall..Then
he underwent his first full season
of grid play, climaxing it with a
selection as halfback and captain
on the All-State honor eleven.
TWO YEARS running Dyke has
pocketed the Illinois high
school high jump championship.
His best leap is 6 feet 5v, inches,
good enough to have won last
month's Western Conference meet
by two inches. Reports indicate
that three major league baseball
teams have bid for his services in
the professional diamond ranks.
In short, this Dwight Eddleman
is a fabulous character. It's no
surprise to learn that 18 universi-
ties are said to have put in a bid.
one way or another, for his serv-
iees. Less than a month ago Dyke
indicated that Illinois and Michi-
gan were his current preferences.
Even Illinois' Gov. Dwight I-
Green talked over Dyke's choice of
schools in an informal chat.

Mann Switches Michigan
Entries; Skinner, Patten
Sharemet Are Shifted
(Special to The Daily)
the Trans-Atlantic Limited, March
25.-Convinced that the National
Collegiate crown will not be lifted
from their heads without a struggle,
ten Michigan natators talked swim-
ming, fidgeted, and then talked more
swimming as this crack Eastern train
bore them towards Boston today.
Harvard Pool, the scene of the nat-
atorial classic Friday and Saturday,
may be the site of a deluge of rec-
ord-breaking performances before
the weekend has drawn to a close.
Yale is favored to do most of the
standard-busting, and if they do, the
Wolverines feel that they will be the
ones who press the Bulldogs to new
marks. -
Michigan's Jack Patten will not
enter the 440 yard freestyle in this
meet. Both Patten and Coach Matt
Mann feel that the Wolverine ace
can add more to the Maize and Blue
point total if he swims the 220, the
100 and the 400 yard freestyle relay
Mann will probably make two other
switches in his battle array. Gus
Sharemet will likely swim the 50 yard
sprint instead of 'the last leg on the
medley relay, while Dobby Burton will
take Sharemet's place on the medley
team. And Jim Skinner will handle
the medley breaststroke chores in-
stead of John Sharemet.
Event by event, here's the way the
meet stacks up.
300 yard medley relay: Yale's trio
of Lou Dannenbaum, Ted Davidge
and Ed Pope appears a safe bet.
Michigan's Dick Riedl, Jim Skinner
and Dobby Burton should take sec-
220 yard freestyle: Eli Capt. Howie
Johnson will defend his champion-
ship in this one. His main competi-
tion will come from Wolverine Jack
Patten, Also don't overlook Stan-
ford's Stan Powlinson and Yale's
Rene Chouteau. The Collegiate rec-
ord is 2:09.6, and it may fall before
these four lads are finished.
50 yard freestyle: Sure to be a dog-
fight, but no records expected to
topple. Burton, Gus Sharemet and
Lou Kivi will swim for Michigan with
Jack Pulleyn, Dick Kelly and Jack
Lilley carrying the burden for the
Bulldogs. Bob Amundsen of North-
western is rated among the favorites.
High and low board diving: Maize
and Blue ace Strother (T-Bone)
Martin will participate only in the
highs, and he has a good chance of
winning. His big competition will
come from Yale's Jim Cook, Ohio
State's Charlie Batterman and Frank
Dempsey and Occidental's Sammy
Lee. Dempsey is favored for the low
board crown. Alex Canja will be the
Michigan lower atmosphere entry.
1500 meter: Rene Chouteau of Yale
has won it for two years and prob-
ably will again. Walt Stewart may
finish second for the Wolverines.
100 yard freestyle: This is the one
that has the boys ga-ga. Johnson has
already tied the world's record this
year, and last week Ed Hall, a soph-
omore from Massachusetts State,
came within one-tenth of a second
of doing the same. Michigan's Gus
Sharemet seems ready, and Patten
churned 51.9 in a time trial the other
day. Powlinson and Amundsen have
already proved they belong in the
select circle. Also Yale's Dick Kelly
and Ed Pope have broken 52 during
the course of the season. Before it's
all over the fifteen year old record of

Nine Displays
Spirit In First
Open Air Drill
Michigan's baseball team broke
their first record of the 1942 season
yesterday afternoon by getting out-
side the Yost Field House to practice
the earliest in history.
The eager Varsity players took to
the Ferry Field diamond like kids
trying out a new pair of roller skates.
There was plenty of the old "hussel"
with only cheering stands and the
peanut venders necessary to com-
plete the picture.
The squad was under the directionj
of Coach Ray Fisher's capable aide,
Fred Andrews of the NROTC. The
"Chief" is an ex-professional ball
player himself, and one of the best
infield coaches in the Conference.
Fisher heard the best news he has
had so far this season when Athletic
Director Fritz Crisler informed him
that Bob Stenberg was eligible to
compete in Varsity competition.
Stenberg was forced to drop off the
football squad last season because of
a mix-up of credits, but this matter
has now been cleared up to the satis-
faction of the University officials.
Stenberg is considered to be a
leading contender for the shortstop
berth because of his excellent fielding
and aggressiveness at the plate,
Fisher worked a few of the pitch-
ers indoors but the rest of the squad -
was able to carry out complete infield
and outfield practice.
Spectators gave special attention
to Don Boor, because he made some
excellent stops, and to Dave Nelson,
Spunky little centerfielder, for some
long drives.
Boor is being highly touted for the
first base position, while Nelson is
practically a cinch to be in center
field when the season opens.

Six men for sure, and maybe seven,
will, constitute the Wolverine mat
contingent which leaves town at 7:30
p.m. today enroute to the National
Collegiates battle area in East Lan-
The doubtful member is heavy-
weight Al Wistert, who is sporting
a mashed up wrist sustained in a
scrimmage session early in the week.
Acting coach Ray Courtright was not
sure last night whether the big boy
would be able to go along and will
have to inspect Al's duke again today
before he decides.
Otherwise every weight but the
128 pound bracket will be manned by
Wolverine challengers, the same per-
sonnel indeed which tied for second
in the Big Tens two weeks back.
Michigan was really a lot better in
that tournament than might be su-
perficially indicated by their 18
points as compared to Purdue's title-
twinning 33. At least three of our
losses were hair-line affairs that
could have gone either way.
Meet Will Be Tough
And it stands as fortunate that we
really are more potent than the cold
record shows, because the affair this
weekend is for none but the lion-
hearted. Six of the eight national
champions crowned last year are re-
turning to beat back all assaults on
their titles.
The mighty Oklahoma A&M-ers
mentioned yesterday constitute half
of these, two are from Michigan State
itself and Pennsylvania contributes
the sixth.
The Spartan duo should be famil-
iar to you by now. They are Merle
and Berle Jennings. Twins these

boys are and last year Cut (that's
Merle) snagged the 121 pound bauble
while Bo (Merle's brother Berle)
swept through to take the 128 pound
diadem. And although both boys
moved up one weight division for the
dual meet season just past, they are
expected to drop down to their for-
mer poundage by game time tomor-
row afternoon. Upon the shoulders
of these miniature Greek god speci-
mens from Tulsa, Okla., rest the
chances of the most powerful State
mat team in history to blast Okla-
homa A&M loose from its perennial
national championship.
Meet Battista Of Penn
The remaining title defender is a
gent little known here in the Middle
West but widespread in point of fame
and dread along the. Eastern sea-
board. He is Dick Battista of Penn,
and to date when he has stepped on
the mat of competition all other 175
pounders have bowed down and said
master. Dick has piled up the in-
credible record of 74 straight vic-
tories beginning in his sophomore
high school season and growing in-
exorably down through the years.
Mr. Battista is expected to be the
outstanding performer this weekend
in a tournament which is of 'course
the outstanding wrestling event of
the season. Which will make him
very outstanding to say the least.
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THREE DAYS AGO, Eddleman announced definitely that he would enter
the University of Illinois upon graduation from high school in June,
And the Illini are already starting to count the blue chips. Under new
Conference rulings Dyke will be eligible for varsity competition in one aca-
demic year. This means no scholastic barriers will prevent him next Febru-
ary from joining Andy Phillip, Ken Menke, Gene Vance, and Jack Smiley,
the four amazing Illini sophs who copped the Big Ten crown this year. In
1940 he was named to the All-State team with the first three of these lads,
and now would like nothing better than to team up with them as a group.
A truly great collegiate athletic career now shapes up for the husky
lad. He will undoubtedly come to Ann Arbor plenty of times in the next
three or four years with a mission far different from that which brought
him here as a knobby-kneed sophomore three years ago-
ND WHEN the time comes to toss out the bouquets, look at the factors
underlying his record. Then you can hand the University of Michigan
credit for paving a goodly portion of Eddleman's path to athletic fame.

51 seconds, set by Johnny Weismuller,
may be history.
150 yard backstroke: Mark Fol-
lansbee of Ohio State, Eli Lou Dan-
nenbaum, Wolverine Dick Riedl and
Princeton's Tom Shands will fight it
out. Dannenbaum has the fastest
time of the four, and Follansbee is
expected to give the Bulldog the
strongest challenge.
200 yard breaststroke: Michigan's
Jim' Skinner puts his title on the
block here. Already defeated by Joe
Jodka of Massachusetts State and
Johnny Meyer of Yale, Skinner will
Vout to repay the New England
stars in kind. Vic Deane of Wayne
will present another threat.
400 yard freestyle: Chouteau again
counted upon for victory, Buckeye
Jack Ryan will probably take second,
while Stewart of Michigan is given
an even chance for third against
Minnesota's Arnie Elchlepp and
Princeton's John Storrs.
400 yard freestyle relay: It seems
that every time Yale swims this one,
a new world's record is established.
Their quartet of Lilley, Kelly, Pope
and Johnson is undefeated. But
Michigan wants to win this more
than any other. Burton, Kivi, Pat-
ten and Gus Sharemet are primed for
it. And they may do it.
Dave Matthews Voted
Preside,,t Of 'M" Club'i
Dave Matthews. Varsity half miler,
was elected piresiden of the M' Club
in a special meeting ld Tuesday
At the same time, Ben Smith of
Coach Ray Courtright's golf squad,
was made vice-president and Hank
Loud, captain-elect of the hockey
team, was named secretary-treasurer.
Retiring officers of t he club of
which all Varsity lettermen are mem-
bers are Gus Sharemet, president;
Norm Call, vice-president: Howard
Mehaffy, secretary, and Jim Galles,
All eligible second semester
freshmen and sophomores inter-
ested in becoming football mana-
gers get in touch with Jim Kline
at 2-4481 immediately.
Jim Kline, Head Manager

Sport Shots

At long last the foul-shooting re-
sults have been tabulated and team
winners have been determined. In
the fraternity division there is an
unusual situation with two teams,
Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Sigma
Phi, tied for first with a score of
195. Following these teams are Sig-
ma Chi (194), Phi Delta Theta (189),
and Beta Theta Pi with 186. In the
dormitory division mighty Williams
House took the championship with
186 which was well over the best
which its closest competitors, Flet-
cher (65) and Chicago (140), could
do. Congress was able to score only
173 but this was enough to win in
the Independent league.
The most interesting thing about
the tourney this year was the way in
which SPE and ASP made their win-
ning scores. The Sig Eps used 29
men while Alpha Sigma Phi used
only eight. And for the Alpha Sigs
only five men, the minimum number
possible, figured in the scoring.
Tuesday night the Sig Eps added
some more points to their total as
they became the second team in I-M
history to win both basketball titles.
This time it was the 'B' title and Al-
pha Delta Phi was their victim, 22-14.
Capitalizing on the second and
third place points, Chicago House
defeated Williams House, 33 to 28,
in the Residence Halls Dual swim-
ming finals last night. The win-
ners won first place in two events
of the meet.

Today is your final opportunity
to cast your vote for
B. 0. M. 0.#C.
Winner will be Announced Tonight
at "Zoot Suit Stuff"

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