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lftlhSDAY,. MARC1 18, 104S

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No Florida Balminess Here

Daily Sports Editor
O hids for Michigan
Army officials at Washington know a good thing when they see it.
And'the proof is right here. In setting up its intensive' physical training
prOratn for the soldiers stationed on campus, the Army has virtually dupli-
cated the conditioning setup which has been in effect at-the University
since early last summer.
Michigan's well-developed PEM program has been adopted for the
350 students in the special Meteorology School here, and Will be a part
Of their weekly routine for the duration of their stay. The additional
b0 men who will be shipped here for this school, are expected here,
sh'Ortly, so by midsummer it is anticipated that 3,000 men will be
.ndergoing PEM drills.
The compulsory physical education program was adapted by the Uni-
,vtsity effective with the full summer semester last June. All male students
cii campus have been required to enroll in the stiff physical training setup
mnabped by Athletic Director Fritz Crisler.
A close study of both the Michigan PEM program and the current
Ariry ,setup show striking similarities. There is little doubt That Army
authdrities adopted Michigan's PEM program practically 100 per cent after
jearhing of the beneficial results to participating students. Orchids to the
WoIverines who had a part in drawing up the PEM program!
Members of Michigan's coaching and physical education stafts now
h Ve the dual responsibility of administering the program to both the
eiuolled personnel of the University and the Army trainees. But they
do not expect any difficulty.
Army men, like soldiers on all other campuses, will spend six hours each
* ek (three two-hour periods) in physical training classes. In addition to
basic- conditioning activities they will have special Instruction in aquatics,
pofrbatives, gymnastics and team sports.
"A breakdown of these general headings shows such activities as
under-water and long-distance swinuming, life saving, boiing, wrestling,
"ruth-and-tumble fighting, obstacle course races, football, hockey,
sobeer, lacrosse and other hard, body-contact sports.
Additional orders from Washington state that "trainees should be
4nouraged to devote a part of their daily and week-end periods of free
tine to intramural sports." And this free time may eventually be, inter-
,'pOted to allow Varsity athletes to continue big-time collegiate competition.
Of Interest is the Army's announcement that competitive goups
~an ,be organized for contests on free Saturday afternoons. No direct
men ion is made of using Army men in intercollegiate contests. In fact
.prlier reports said they would not have time' for this. It appears,
h' wever, that the Army will allow Varsity competition, if It does not
lftterfere with routine.
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Golfers Start
Practice; Smith
May Not Play
With the Big Ten championship as
their goal, the members of Michigan's
1943 golf team have been limbering
up in the indoor golf driving neets at
the Sports Building.
Heading the list of the 25 candi-
dates around whom the team will be
built, are last year's lettermen Bob
Fife, Captain Ben Smith and John
Leidy, last year's leader. Although
Leidy graduated last year he will still
be eligible as he is one of the Ad-
vanced ROTC Unit who will return
to Michigan after being inducted!
into the Army. However, the chances
of Smith's playing the whole season
are slim, for he has been released
from the Health Service and also is
in the Navy V5 group which might be
placed on active duty April 29.
Frosh Promising
Other varsity men who look good
are Bill Ludolph and John Sweeney.
According to coach Courtwright, the
promising freshmen are Paul O'Hara,
Duncan Noble, Ken Berke, Doug
Beath, and Bob Welling.
Alleviating the teampower short-
age caused by the the draft will prob-
ably be soldier athletes whom coach
Courtwright wishes to stress "will be
eligible for varsity competition even
though they are in a graduate school
or have once played in the profes-
sional ranks."
Schedule Tenative
At the present time a schedule has
not been definitely set up; however,
matches are being planned with Ohio
State, Illinois, Purdue, Michigan
State, and maybe Indiana. Topping
the season will be the Big Ten cham-
pionship held on neutral links of
Chicago May 17 and 18.
Another season highlight will be a
match featuring four golfers from
five Michigan schools-Michigan,
State, University of Detroil, Michigan
Normal and Western Michigan-par-
ticipating against the pick of the
state's pro shotmakers. At the same
time the college individual and team
championships will be determined on
medal scores.

Intramural basketball 6ame to a Almost from the very beginning.the
head last night when Alpha Tau Alpha Tau Omega boys took corni.
Omega and Sigma Phi Epsilon mand of the situation and they were
moved into the final round of the never headed.
A League. These two finalists will Although the Sig Phi Eps didn't
face each other for the Greek chain- have a chance to show their strength
pionship in the near future. last night, they promise to be very
In the first semi-final game Sigma much in the show when the. final
Phi Epsilon defeated Alpha Delta game is played. They have looked
Phi by forfeit. In the other bracket very good in their previous gaImes
Alpha Tau Omega trounced 'Sigma and finished with an impressive rec-
Phi by the score of 41 to 19. Led by ord.
'Paul White, who scored sixteen 'rBoth teams arethe cream of.the
points, the ATO's had little diffi- crop and the finl match .promies
culty in overcoming the opposition., to be a nip and tuck affair.


Three pitchers for the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, (left
to right) Howard Pollet, Ernie White and Mort Cooper, are issued long
underwear by property man Butch Yatkeman on the first day of spring
training at Cairo, Illinois' southernmost city.
Only Seven Lettermen Retu rn
As Coach Fischer Drills N1VVine

or League Highlghts ...

k PitchersWarm Up Melton Newson Holdouts
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Looking over the crop of baseball
tryouts Ray Fisher has down at the
Field House, we were astounded at
the number of new faces present.
There are exactly seven of last
year'si lettermen who have survived
graduation and service in the armed
forces. Four of these men-Irv "Pro"
Bhim, Mickey Fishman, Bill Cain
and Dick Savage-are pitchers, which
means that the mound staff will
probably be the least of Coach Fish-
er's worries, this year.
,Paul While, Bob Stenberg and
Wayne Christenson are the remaining
retuining lettermen on the squad.
White is an outfielder, while the
other two were both second basemen
last season. ,However, Fisher will un-
doubt dly change either Stenberg or
Christensonto third or shortstop.
Chances Still Good
Despite the fact that the diamond
squad-has only'a few veterans around
which to build a team, their chances
to retain the Conference crown they
now share with Iowa are still as good
as any team in the Conference. Just
wfhat effect the new Western Con-
ference ruling concerning eligible
freshmen and those in the service
who are stationed on Campus devot-
Ing the majority of their time to
studies will have on Michigan's team
is hard to say at the present time.
Each of the other schools are just
about in the same boat-losing to
and gaining from the Army and Navy
about the same number of players
as the rest.
Iossis Felt
With the exception of those men
lost by graduation, probably the ab-
sences of Captain Don Robinson,
Cliff Wise, who was one of the lead-
ing hurlers in the Conference two
years ago, and first baseman Don
Boor will be felt most.
Of course "Robbie's" loss will be
the greatest. He was one of the top
hitters in the Big Ten, as shown by
the fact that he got the most hits, 20,
and led the Wolverines with an ex-
ceptionally good average of .416. His
teammates showed their gratitude by
electing him the first junior captain
in more than 10 years.
It was announced yesterady that
Holiday Attempts
To Break World
Backstroke Mark
Wolverine swimmer Harry Holiday
will make another attempt this after-
noon in an exhibition at the Detroit
Athletic Club to weaken the monop-
oly on backstroke records currently
held by Adolf Kiefer, late of the Uni-
versity of Texas and the Chicago
Towers Club. Harry will be clocked
for 200 meters and 220 yards.
A perusal of the World Almanac
discloses that Mr. Kiefer holds every
single world record in the book. The
marks range from that for 100 yards
to the one for 440 yards.
Holiday has already carved a place
for his name after one of those stan-
dards this year. He bettered Kiefer's
best time for 100 yards by two-tenths
of a second, reaching out to a time
of 57 seconds. This afternoon he
hopes to gather both the 220-yard
and 200-meter marks. Both records
are 2:23.
Oldest Battery in Majors
LAKEWOOD, N.J.. March 17.-(,P)

the Detroit Tigers would play an ex-
hibition game here with the Wolver-
ines on May 11. This will mark the
first time that a Michigan nine has
ever played a Major League team,
and an interesting sidelight will be
the homecoming of Dick Wakefield,
former Varsity star who started play-
ing profession ball at the end of his
sophomore year and who is now a
mainstay in the Tigers outer garden.

Matthews in 1,000-Yard Run;
Bob. Hume To Face Greg Rice

Captain Dave Matthews will face
I three of the nation's outstanding
distance runners Saturday night at
the Chicago Relays in the special
1,000-yard run.
Listed on the Relays' entry blank
along with the Maize and Blue cap-
tain are the names of Jimmy Raf-
ferty, National AAU champion;
Gene Venzke, former Penn mile ace;
and Les Eisenhart.
Matthews is one of the ranking
half-milers in the country, and one
of the best milers in the Big Ten
Frosh Record Broken
A product of Cleveland's West
High School, Dick Holl broke the
all-time Michigan Freshman rec-
ord for five laps (% mile) yester-
day afternoon at Yost Field
House, covering the distance in
2:36.6. He broke the old mark of
2:37.9 set last year by Bob Hume.
Conference. He should have little
trouble with the intermediate dis-
tance, especially considering his 3:05
performance in a practice three-
quarter mile race.
Matthews Scratched
Originally scheduled to run the
1,000-yard event at the Knights of
Columbus meet in New York City1
last week, Matthews was pulled out
by Coach Chet Stackhouse. The short
time between the 1,000 and the two-

mile relay prompted Stack to save
his captain for the team event.
Another Wolverine distance run-
ner, Bob Hume, will find himself
pitted against- barrel-chested Greg
Rice and Notre Dame's Ollie Hunter
in the two-mile grind. Rice came
within 1.6 seconds of tying his world
record at Madison Square Garden
last Saturday night, running the
distance in 8:52.7. Hunter has been
running around 9:00 and should
provide some competition for Rice.
Hume's best time is 9:35.
Strong Field in Mile
There will be no Wolverine runner
in the famed Bankers' mile which
boasts of a field consisting of Frank
Dixon, New York's star and winner
of the Knights of Columbus event;'
Gil Dodds, sensational Boston run-
ner; Earl Mitchell, Indiana's crack
miler; Tommie Quinn, former Mich-
igan Normal ace; and Bill Scott,
Michigan State.
A big field is listed in the high
jump event with such names as Mel
Walker, c ur r e n t record - holder;
Dwight Eddleman, Illinois, fresh-
man; Jim Milne, Michigan State;
A. Richmond Morcom, New Hamp-
shire; and Ed Taylor, Western Mich-
The biggest name of the meet will
be Cornelius Warmerdam, holder of
the world indoor pole vault record
at 15 ft., 7% in. He has cleared 15
feet at least 30 times.

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