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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Yale Wins Swimming itle; ggies Retain restling

Grown

Mermen Finish Second; Relay Tean
]Patrnen Place Fourth; Johnson Los

(Continued from Page 1)

match the Maize and Blue star's closing kick. No breast stroker in history
could have stayed with Skinner during that final 25 yards. With his head
raised, his teeth tightly clenched, and his flailing arms scooping tremen-
dous portions of water, the Wolverine champion spurted ahead to victory
and his second consecutive national title.
Meyer, who had defeated Skinner in the Yale-Michigan dual meet,
swam the best race of his life, but finished second. Charles Gantner of
Rutgers was third, while Joe Jodka of Massachusetts State, who also owned
a previous decision over the Wolver- -

(Continued fi
turn. With catlike agility he reverse
with tricky leg tackles. The final s(
formance of a master workman.
Although the three other Michi
their afternoon opponents, by no me
up terrific death struggles. Take Di
nings. The match score was a very x
sided of the entire tourney, but the

ine, was fourth. Michigan's number
two breast stroker, John Sharemet,
failed to qualify for the final.
Then in the final event' of the
night, the 400-yard free style relay,
Michigan gave the 1500 assembled
swimming followers the greatest
team performance ever seen in Har-
vard pool. The Maize and Blue relay
quartet of Captain Dobby Burton,
Lou Kivi, Jack Patten and GusX
Sharemet broke the pool standard
and the National litercollegiate rec-
ord as it defeated the heretofore in-:
vincible Yale relayers in the amazing
time of 3:27.8, just one-tenth of a
second short of the accepted world's
record.
Burton Take( Lead X
Burton swimming his leg in :52.9,
opened up a three yard lead over Eli
Jack Lilley and the Wolverines were,
on their way. Kivi did his century in s
52 flat,.and the margin had been in-:
creased to four yards. Patten fol-
lowed up with a brilliant :51.6, but
Yale's Ed Pope kept with him-only
four yards back. Sharemet added R;
another yard to the advantage as he
out-sped Bulldog Captain Howie
Johnson to the tape in :51.8. The Wol- ..
verine victory marked the first time
this year that the Yale quartet has GUS SHAREMET JOHNNY JOHNSON
been beaten, and brought Michigan ... anchors winning relay loses to former teammate
from third place to second in the
final standings as the Ohio State re- l T o M ch F r-ic ig n T o H a ndl e
lay aggregation did not qualify in the 10 MUC ror 'sichga 10 Ha le
afternoon's trials. _______________________________________
The fourth record that was wipedI
off the booksewas the pool record Wrestling . . . Swimming . . .
in the 440. Rene Chouteau went all 121 Pound Class: Jennings (Michi- 440-Yard Free Style: Won by
out from the gun and churned the gan State) def. MacDonald (Purdue), Chouteau, Yale; second, Ryan, Ohio
quarter mile in the clocking of 4:46.4 3-2. State; third, Storrs, Dartmouth;
to smash the old standard. 128 Pound Class: B. Jennings fourth, Bacon, Williams; fifth, Dun-#
Century Most Exciting (Michigan State) def. Marks (Okla- bar, Amherst; sixth, Grimm, Ohio
Despite the absence of any record- homa A&M), 5-3. State. Time, 4:46.4.
breaking, the 100-yard free style was 136 Pound Class: Maxwell (Michi- 100-Yard Free Style: Won by
the most exciting race of the night. gan State) pinned Bishop (Cornell Johnson, Yale; second, Patten, Michi-
When it was over there wasn't even College), 5:16. gan; third, Pope. Yale; fourth,
.air space between Wolverine Patten 145 Pound Class: Arndt (Oklaho- Kelly. Yale; fifth, Kivi, Michigan;
and Bulldog Johnson. But Johnson I ma A&M def. Johnson (Michigan), sixth, Hall, Massachusetts State.
won the judges' verdict in the time of 18-5. Time, :52.4.
52.4, while Patten's 52.5 was good 155 Pound Class: Logan (Okla- 400-Yard Relay: Won by Michigan
enough for second. Pope and Dick homa A&M) def. Seabrooke (Illi- (Burton, Kivi, Patten, Sharemet);
Kelly took third and fourth for Yale, nis), 9-3. second, Yale; third, Princeton: fourth
while Kivi garnered the fifth spot 165 Pound Class: Smith (Okla- Iowa; fifth, Dartmouth; sixth, Min-
for Michigan. hema A&M def. Carmichael (Navy). nesota. Time, 3:27.8. (new NCAA;
Frank Dempsey captured the high 2-1..record).
board diving crown with a 152.26 175 Pound Class: Di Battista Teoe :y m
(Pensylani) df. artn (owa Three-Meter Dive: Won by Demp-
point total. Just two tallies be- (Pennsylvania) def. Martin (Iowa sey, Ohio State, 151.20 points; sec-
hind the blond Buckeye ace was State Teachers College), referee's de- ond, Cook, Yale, 149.54; third, Lee,
Bulldog Jim Cook, and Occidental's cision. . Occidental, 146.42; fourth, Batter-
Sammy Lee finished three behind Heavyweight: Arms (Oklahoma man, Ohio State, 140.32; fifth, Mar-
Cook for third place. Charlie Batter- A&M) def. Porowski (Kent State), tin, Michigan, 129.26; sixth, Jaynes,
man gave Ohio State the fourth place 7-5 Northwestern, 128.44; seventh, Perry,
markers, and Strother (T-Bone) Southern California, 123.86.
Martin could do no better than fifth Semi-Final Results . . . 200-Yard Breast Stroke: Won by'
for Michigan. i _ ,Skinner Michigran; second- Me er.

Sets Mark; Swim Fans Cheer I
es In Finals Sammy Lee's Diving Feats Win1
Patten Gets Ovation After V
'rom Page 1)_By BUD HENDEL
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 28.- Harvard
d behind Johnny and tripped him upAweKoenfmOcintl01plrn '
core of 18-5 amply evaluates the pr A wee Korean from Occidental Cl- ploring M
lege has captured the fancy of all front.
gan semi-finalists were eliminated by spectators and participants here at They r
igansemifinaistswereelimnate byKeeping
ans did they succumb without putting the National Collegiate swimming ard tra
ck Kopel in his match with Cut Jen- meet. Little Sammy Lee who stands n't confi
prodigious 22-5, in truth, the most one no more than five feet when on tip- each cent
figures lie if they intimate that Dick toes, is the ruling favorite of the last name
Ctook his licking passively. crowd whenever the divers take to the intro
Cut Jennings was never a more Itebad to every r
e-the board. ten andI
savage wrestler than he was this af- A spinning fool, the Oriental from usual Pal
texnnon when his superior speed and Occidental attempts dives that, no gan. Need
experience combined to smash the other springboard artist would con- swimmer
bitterly scrapping nWolverine into sider trying. Whipping his small, formality
near fall positions no less than five well-proportioned body off the board The C
times. But with a heart as big and in an amazing series of somersaults Associati
solid as the carillon tower- Dick ab-antwsthtiygybnste
solutely refused to be pinned even and twists, the tiny guy brings the morningf
souely mhouse to its feet every time, whether and elect
by a champion, and each time the dive is good or bad. And whether ya~ e
bridged himself out of danger.An thdiesgodrbd. Andwhtr year. Leo
bridgedh himse outofanger. An or not he hits or misses the dives, president
to showthat he.still has plenty on little Sammy comes up on every oc- Michigan
title winning calibre, Dick took his casien with a big, broad grin spread new sec
tilenning cainre Dckookisn over his oriental features. McGilver
opening bout in the consolation
matches, defeating Illinois' Bill To- Patten Receives Ovation president,
maras 6-3, and thus took a fourth in But the one fellow who has been -
the entire tournament even though taken right into the hearts of the
he was pinned by Penn State's Char- fans is Michigan's own Jack Patten. Sena
lie Ridenour in his final match. When Patten beat Yale's great Howie ORLAN
Courtright Loses (;lose One Johnson last night, the ovation he Stan Spen
B Courtright'ss seene m received from the 1,000 throats and inning wi
Bill Courtright's semi-final mix the 1,000 pair of hands brought a shy gave the
with Oklahoma's Virgil Smith is an- grin to his face. And as that hap- over the E
other saga of a Wolverine who would pened, Gus Sharemet, who was not
brook no guff even from a defending in any of the events last night and
national champion, was sitting up in the stands, turned
Why, this Courtright won't have to those around him and said, "You
a chance, they said, he looked like couldn't pick a nicer guy to treat that
a crumb bun in his match last iight. way."
Well, Corky stepped out there this Not only has Patten left the Mich-
afternoon and dished out to his big- igan mark with the multitude, but
ger and more famed foe what Michi- tvo other' Wolverines 'have received
gan fans have been waiting for all their full share of acclaim. Capt.
year. Moving fast as a panther and Dobby Burton. who yesterday again
attacking savagely as one, Corky showed that when the pressure is on
bulled the big boy around themat and the chips are down he is as great
so well that with only a half minute a money swimmer as can be found
to go he was leading 4-3. But in one anywhere, is one of the favorites of
final desperate lunge Smith came every spectator. And Michigan CoachYes
up from underneath and pulled a Matt Mann has been singled out by effo
quick reversal which, with the aid of one and all as the most colorful staff
his accumulated time advantage, figure in the entire cast.
gained him a reputation saving 6-4 Crowd Roots For Wolverines you
victory.Iof#
Even following the let-down of los- Strangely enough, it is the Michi-
ing after giving so much Corky still gan team that the crowd is rooting
had enough ginger left to win his for to win the meet. Most of the fans
way into the consolation finals by are from Harvard or nearby Boston,
pinning his first opponent in 4:39. and just a few hundred Yale men are
And in the evening he took a third on hand to cheer the Elis on. Since
place in the tournament by whipping the Crimson of Harvard is out of the
Bob Bader of Kent State 5-4. running, and since the Harvard men H
Martin Downs Galles dont like Yale, they have transferred
artinmGwsGalesth Iddtheir attachment to the Wolverines
Captain Jim Galles was the third and throughout every race cultured
W olverine who vainly poured every- ______ evey _race _ _utured
thing out on the mat in the semi--_
finals. His man was rough and tough -- -
Leon Martin of Iowa State Teachers
College. The match was see-saw
throughout but the last take down
threw the balance in Martin's favor
and he copped an 8-5 win.
This same Martin, got the rawest
deal of the championship matches
when, after fighting the mighty Dick
Di Battista of Penn on even terms for
the regular nine minutes and then
four minutes overtime to a 4-4 stale-
mate, the referee for some incom- TREATED
prehensible reason gave the tecision EWITH
to Di Battista. Martin accepted his4
disappointment silently. The crowd
of 2,000 fans did not.

Wolverines
Crowd's Applause;
ictory in 220
accents can be heard im-
[ichigan men to surge to the
eally do things right up here.
in line with the best Har-
dition, the announcer does-
ne himselftointroducing
testant by merely yelling his
. Instead the official makes
euction with a Mr. prefixed
ame. So it's been Mr. Pat-
Mr. Burton instead of the
tten and Burton of Michi-
[less to say all of the visiting
s get a big kick out of the
ollege Swimming Coaches'
n of America convened this
following the 440 time trials
ed officers for the coming
Barry of Brown was named
and Charles McCaffery of
State was selected as the
retary - treasurer. Charles
'y of Chicago is the retiring
tors Down Braves
DO, Fla., March: 28.-(AP)--
ice's home run in the eighth
ith Steve Sundra on base
Senators a 4 to 2 victory
Boston Braves today.

Leafs Top Rangers,
2-I, Increase Lead
TORONTO, Ont., March 28.-(]P)-
Toronto's Maple Leafs beat the New
York Rangers, 2-1, tonight and took
a 3-1 lead in games in their fourth
of a seven game Stanley Cup hock-
ey series. A record crowd of 15,624
watched the contest in which all the
scoring was concentrated in the last
period.
Wally Stanowski, rushing defense-
man, supplied the spark that inaug-
urated the Leaf drive which netted
two goals within four minutes.
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121 Pounds: Jennings (Michigan'
State) def. Kopel (Michigan), 22-5.
145 Pounds: Johnson (Michigan)
def. Alexander (Penn State), 5-0.
165 Pounds: Smith (Oklahoma
A&M) def. Courtright (Michigan),
6-4.
175 Pounds: Martin (Iowa State
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Yale; third, Gantner, Rutgers; fourth
Jodka, Massachusetts State; fifth,
Dene, Wayne; sixth, Pincombe,
Springfield. Time, 2:23.7 (new Har-
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