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Andy Phillip, Illini Cager,
Awarded Big Ten Trophy
CHICAGO, March 13.--()-Andy
Phillip, Illinois' record -smashing'
basketball forward, was awarded the
Western Conference's Most Valuable
Player trophy today.
Phillip, who scored 255 points dur-
ing the Big Ten season to erase-
in 12 games-the 15 game record
made last year by Johnny Kotz of
Wisconsin, was named for the award
by a 23-man board headed by Major
John L. Griffith, Commissioner of
Athletics for the Big Ten.
Whiz Kids Dissolved
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 13-(V)-
Any hopes that the University of Il-
linois Whiz Kids would be available
for another basketball season next
year were dashed today when two
players-guard Jack Smiley and for-
ward Ken Menke-were notified to
report to Fort Custer, Mich., March
Of the four players who were the
sophomore mainstays of last year's
Big Ten championshill team and who
repeated this season as juniors, only
Andy Phillip andGene Vance have
not received calls from the armed
Toronto 3, Detroit 1
Chicago 6, Montreal 6

Diver Alex Canja Takes Second
In Junior AAU's; Evans Fourth

Alex Canja, Varsity diver, took a
surprise second place behind Ohio
State's Charlie Batterman Friday
night in the Men's National Junior
Indoor Three Meter diving champion-
ships held at Cleveland under the
sanction of the Northeastern Associ-
ation AAU swimming committee.
Michigan freshman Gil Evans placed
Alex, who finished fifth in the Big
Ten diving event last week, was in
fine form as he beat Conference
third-place winner Jim Strong of the
Buckeyes by four points. Batterman'sj
winning total was 144 points, Canja
accumulated 130 markers, and Strong
126. Evans rated 122 points to finish
ahead of John Novak of Ohio.
The Buckeye Big Ten and Intercol-
legiate champion,. Frank Dempsey,
could not compete, because he had
won the title, thus barring him from
future junior competition. He was
awarded a plaque during the meet
and gave an exhibition after the
competitive diving.
'Hot As Firecracker'
Canja said of himself, "I was as
hot as a firecracker." He has often
been spectacular in practice, but Fri-
day night marked the first competi-
tive engagement in which he has
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maintained a 'hot' grade of diving.
Evans, making his first appearance
under the Maize and Blue, performed
well, showing promise for a fine
career under Coach Matt Mann.
The Ohio State swimming team,
under the tutorage of Mike Peppe,
gave an exhibition. The Buck fresh-
man flash from Hawaii, Bill Smith,

Ufer Wins
Special to The Daily
NEW YORK, March 13.-Michi-
gan's Bob Ufer, Conference and Na-
tional quarter-mile king, romped to
an easy five-yard victory tonight in
the Casey 600-yard run at the
Knights of Columbus meet in Madi-
son Square Garden.
With 15,000 fans looking on, the
slender-legged Wolverine took over
the lead at the end of the first half
lap and was never challenged as he
came home in 1:11.4, slowest time
since 1937, and short of Hugh Short's
world record of 1:10.2. Manhattan's
Fred Sickinger was second and Char-
ley Beetham, former Ohio State ace,
Ufer's victory came shortly after
Penn's Gerald Carver had copped
the special 1,000-yard run, beating
Michigan's Dave Matthews. These
were the only two individual events
entered by Wolverine runners.
The Wolverine two-mile relay
team of Captain Dave Matthews,
Ufer, Ross Hume and John Roxbor-
ough won over Fordham in 7:48.8.
Columbia's Bill Vessie won the high
jump at 6 feet, 8 inches. Greg Rice
won the two-mile in 8:52.7, missing
the world's record by 1.6 seconds.
Bob Wright, National timber-top-
ping titlist, waltzed home in :07.3 to
win the 60-yard hurdle final, just
one-tenth of a second off tl1 eet
record. Whitey Hlad, former Michi-
gan Normal star, was, second by
New York's Frank Dixon won the
Columbian mile in 4:09.6. Gil Dodds,
Boston, was second; Jim Rafferty,
New York A.C., third; and Don
Burnham, Dartmouth, fourth.
Herbie Thompson, National AAU
champ, nosed out Barney Ewell in
the 60-yard dash in :06.2.

Pinney Victor in 70-Yard Low
Hurdles at Illinois Tech Relays
Bob Hume Close Third in Mile Won by Hunter;
Notre Dame Team Leads in University Division
Special to The Daily the meet record. Michigan State's Bill
CHICAGO, Ill., March 13.-A 12- Scott was second ahead of Wolverines
man Michigan team scored only one Bob Hume and Ernie Leonardi who
first place tonight at the Illinois Tech finished third and fourth, resnective-
Relays here when Chuck Pinney, tim- ly. Hume almost nipped the fading
ber-topping ace, blazed through the Scott,
70-yard low hurdles in the fast time Harrison Dillard, Baldwin-Wallace,
of :08.0. . hit an :08.0 performance in the finals
The blonde Wolverine hurdler was I of the College 70-yard high hurdles
never threatened and won handily to match the preliminary record time.
from Missouri's Bill Alexander. Notre Dame's two-mile relay team
Michigan's Jack Martin grabbed fifth of Frank Conforti, Frank Martin, Ol-
place. ver Hunter and Don Currie sped the
Two Maize and Blue runners distance in 7:46.7, smashing another
grabbed places in the mile run which record. Marquette's University relay
mo y. b ~ir Tlmao 'i ~in _

erased two freestyle records at the
Cleveland A. C. pool, and Captain
Mark Follansbee, who finished be-
hind Wolverine Harry Holiday in the
Conference backstroke race, bettered
the pool mark held by former Michi-
gan Captain Bill Beebe.

was won by Notre came s Ouie Hun-
ter in 4:20.8, which is 11.9 seconds off
Only Half a Team
University 70-Yard High Hurdles
-Won by Alexander, Missouri; sec-
ond, Dillon, Notre Dame; third,
Crane, Illinois; fourth, Swanson,
Michigan; fifth, Nicholson, Notre
Dame. Time :08.7.
University Sprint Medley Relay-
Won by Michigan State (Fraser,
Scott, Davis, Kaulitz); second. Illi-
nois; third, Notre Dame; fourth,
Michigan; fifth, Wisconsin. Time
University 440-Yard Run-Won
by Franck, Northwestern; second,
Young, Drake; third, Fehlig, Notre
Dame; fourth, Archer, Purdue; fifth,
Wenger, Chicago. Time, :51.2.
University 70-Yard Dash-=Won by
Shy, Missouri; second, Joggerst,
Missouri; third, Alkon, Michigan;
fourth, Towle, Wisconsin; fifth,
Davis, Michigan State. Time, :07.3.
University Two-Mile Relay-Won
by Notre Dame (Conforti, Martin,
Hunter, Currie); second, Illinois;
third, Purdue; fourth, Chicago. Time
UniversityShot Put-Won by De-
laney} Notre Dame, 50 feet 6 inches;
second, Saban, Indiana, 50 feet 5%/
inches; third, Welcher, Drake, 48
feet 91/2 inches; fourth, Yonaker,
Notre Dame, 48 feet 91/4 inches;
fifth, White, Notre Dame, 48 feet %/
University 70-Yard Low Hurdles-
Won by Pinney, Michigan; second,
Alexander, Missouri; third, Sky,
Missouri; fourth, Dillon, Notre
Dame; fifth, Martin, Michigan. Time
University One Mile Run--Won
by Hunter, Notre Dame; second,
Scott, Michigan State; third, Bob
Hume, Michigan; fourth, Leonardi,
Michigan; fifth, Dunn, Illinois. Time
University High Jump-Won by
Eddleman, Illinois, 6 feet 64 inches;
second, Donovan, Drake, 6 feet 41/4
inches; tied for third and fourth,
Matter of Illinois and Welch of Mar-
quette, 6 feet 2 inches.

mark of 7:52.4 had stood for two today by the Detroit Free Press as
years. Illinois finished second after captain of its all-state basketball se-
a great anchor man race between lections.
Currie and an Illini freshman, Bill Other first team choices: Harold
Beile. Beile was nosed out by less than Gensichen, Western Michigan, and
a yard on the last lap. Jack Howe, Alma, forwards; Lee
Jim Delaney, Notre Dame, winner Knorek, Detroit, center; Bob War-
of this years' Central Collegiate shot drop, Central Michigan, guard.
put title, also took that event in the Michigan placed Bob Weise and
Relays championship with a toss of Jim Mandler on the second team, and.
50 feet, 6 inches, compared with the Michigan State landed Ollie White on
record of 51 feet, 9% inches. the third team.
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Michigan Nine Begins To Take
Shape Despite Losses to Army
Like many a major league pilot, and he seems to have acquired more
Coach Ray Fisher of the University zip this year.
of Michigan baseball team finds him- Someplace around the diamond
self today talking about two teams: will be Dick Walterhouse, three-sport
the one that might have been and sophomore star from Ann Arbor.
the one he'll probably have to use. Fisher likes his looks at the plate,
Fisher's Wolverines finished the and the lad plays any of three or

1942 season atop the Western Con-
ference, and his outlook was excel-
lent for just as good a record in 1943.
Then the Army stepped in. At the
latest counting Michigan will have to
operate without its captain, its best
pitcher, three or four sophomore
moundsmen, and a dozen or so as-
sorted infielders and outfielders.
Robinson, Wise Gone
If Capt. Don Robinson were com-
ing back to his old shortstop posi-"
tion and if Cliff Wise were still a
member of the pitching corps, Fisher
believes he would have "the best
team since I came here." Robinson,
is in the Army Air Corps, and Wise
is in the Army.
"But I'm not complaining," Fisher
said. "That would have been a beau-
tiful outfit, but even so we've been
lucky and should be tough enough.
Among other things, we've got our
1942 pitching staff back."
Irving (Pro) Boim and Mickey
Fishman hurled the Wolverines to
the top last season and both are
ready for duty. Boim's earned run
average was the best in the league,

four positions.
Elmer Swanson, a Detroit sopho-
more who also does some classy
hurdling for the track squad, will be
the catcher. First base is wide open,
but either Wayne Christiansen or
Bob Stenberg will be back at second,
Bruce Blanchard, another Detroit
soph, is slated for third, and short-
stop will go to Keith Phelps of St.
Johns, Mich., Fred Leenhuis of Chi-
cago, or Howard Wikel of Ann Arbor.
White Only Outfield Veteran
Powerful - shouldered Paul White
will return to the outfield, the only
veteran available for garden patrol.
Don Lund, another three-sport ath-
lete from Detroit, Bob Nussbaumer of
Oak Park, Ill., and John McCormick
of Detroit are bidding for outfield



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