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$$D-~iMARCH 1W 1943



Faces Champs

Tomorrow in

Holiday Swims to 200
Meter Backstroke Mark

Hap Is Happier

Yesterday afternoon at the Detroit
Afhletic Club Harry Holiday did
*hat he was trying to do-he broke
a world backstroke record. The dis-
,tnce he traversed was the rather
_ftiUsual 200 meters; and his record-
breaking time was 2:22.9, one-tenth
of a second under the established
mark held by the great Adolf Kiefer,
owner of every backstroke record in
!Harry was expecting to turn in a
fster time than he did, but a gun
Freshman swimming numeral
inhers were announced yester-
40ay. They are: John Alt, Detroit;
Dick Dugan, Peekskill, N.Y.; Rob-
*rt Heath, Ann Arbor; John Jans,
Detroit; Gordon Kiester, Highland
ft*'k, Mich.; Jesse Kreger, Wyan-
4otte, Mich.; James Lamy, Van
Wert, 0.; Harry Skinner, Ann Ar-
bor; and Jerome Stenbuck, Brook-
lin, Mass.
Gil Evans, who is a freshman
dive r,Is competing in the National
voliegiates. He has a chance to
win his varsity "1M" providing he
places in the Collegiates, otherwise
hie will receive frosh numerals.
6jitt twice failed to go off set his
njorves a little too much on edge to
get his long stroke to functioning as
smoothly as it could.
printBrings Record
-s split times for each fifty yards
'wre:28.7 seconds, 1:U0.9, 1:35 and
240.2, with the final approximately
frenty yards being covered in 12.7
.sconds It was that final sprint
,iiit: saved the big sophomore. Harry
Ms , : planning on about a 58-second
iunded and a 2:08 or 2:09 two-hun-
ired:, which would have enabled him
'to ;really crack' the old record wide
n .And he was capable of such
a race.
J Hwever, the main point is that
Harry got his record, no matter by
how slim a margin. That makes the
deond .Kiefer 'ecord to fall to the
blond prodigy from Butler, Pa. Ear-
$s in the season he surpassed the
ndard of 57.2 seconds for 100
y"'i by two-tenths of a second,
Iotttng the Wolverine medley relay
off toward a new American rec-
Try for New Mark
requently, also, he has come close
t the mark of 1:30.4 for 150 yards
st by Kiefer last year in the AAU's;
he man pushing Kiefer to that
mark was Harry, then a freshman.
f will, In all probability, make an-
other try to surpass it next week-end
at the Intercollegiates at Columbus.
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Michigan Nine
Taking Form;
Prospects Good
After looking over all of the pros-
pects that have tried out for the
baseball team it is quite easy to see
just who stands a chance of winning
a place in the lineup.
In the infield the first base spot is
being tried for by a number of fine
ball players. Big Bob Wiese with
his potential power at the plate, and
Jimmy Brown have shown up best
in practice for this post. Dick "All-
around" Walterhouse has played this
position and might be called on to
perform at first during the season,
At second Wayne Christenson,
regular last year, has returned to
battle for his former position. Little
Bobby Stenberg willalso be another
of those trying to capture the cov-
eted varsity spot. "Stenny," if neces-
sary, can fill in at shortstop and is
slated for one of these posts this
season. Bob has hit very well in
practice up to date. Charley Ket-
terer is another of those, trying to
capture that second sack.
Moving over to the shortstop posi-
tion we find almost the'entire team
trying to win starting positions.
Keith Phelps, a freshman, looks
pretty good in practice and seems to
have an excellent chance, but Fred
Leenhuis, another freshman, has
handled himself all right,' also. Com-
ing into the back stretch'with these
two is UowardWikel who played ball
for Ray Fisher this summer. Howard
is one of the power hitters on the
team and ought to see a lot of action
this season.
Varsity Golfers
31~ayNot'Go to
Yesterday, when the Michigan col-
legiate-pro golf match 'was tentative-
ly scheduled for May 16, the chances
for Wolverine participation were
made slim.
The date for the proposed spring
meet between the stars of five Mich-
igan colleges and some of the state's
top ranking professional golfers con-
flicts with the previouslyset Big Ten
meet in Chicago. The Maize and Blue
linksmen will be in the Windy City
on May 15- engaged in practice for
the Conference battle, and will not
be able to attend the collegiate-pro
match if it is held on May 16. ,
The matches between the five
Michigan schools, Detroit University,
Western Michigan, Michigan Nor-
mal, Michigan State and the Univer-
sity, are to include four representa-
tives from each of the five college
teams. These men will play against
the professionals, but at the same
time the meet will decide the indi-
vidual champion, as well as the team
champion, of the five schools.
Should the conflict in the sched-
uled dates be eliminated Michigan
would send her four representatives
to the collegiate-pro match. If John
Leidy plays with the team he will
probably be included in the Wolverine
delegation. Smith, Fife, and perhaps
Ludolph will probably complete the

' le dood it, but he will have
to wait for official recognition.
Thinclads Have
2.7 Average To
Win as Students
A review of scholastic records dis-
closed today that Coach Kenneth
Doherty's University of Michigan
track team, Big Ten indoor cham-
pions, is as proficient in the class-
room as in athletic competition.
For the 16-week University semes-
ter which ended in February Doher-
ty's full squad of 32 men had an ac-
ademic record of 2.70, which in pop-
ular terminology is a "B minus..
average. The 19 Michigan men'who
competed in the Big Ten meet at
Chicago had the even better average
for that semester of 2.77.
A grade of "C" in a University sub-
ject is ,worth two so-called honor
points, "B" is rated at three and "A"
is worth four for each hour of cred-
it gained in a course. With a straight
"C" average a student gains exactly
twice as many honor points as hours
of academic credit and a record of
2.0, which is the minimum require-
ment for graduation'and eligibility.
For the full school year of 1941-!
1942 the academic average for all
men in the University was 2.53 and
although the figure is not yet avail-
able for the semester just closed it is
doubted if it varies greatly from
that mark.
Two members of the track squad.
had perfect "all A" records for the
semester. They were high jumper
Bill Dale and distance runner James
Conant. Their averages were thus
exactly 4.00.
Of special brilliance also were the
records of Capt. Dave Matthews and
John Roxborough. Matthews' record
was 3.4, well over a "B" average while
that of Roxborough, Big Ten half-
mile champion, was 3.59.
The semester's classroom perform-
ance is regarded as all the more im-
pressive because of the general un-
certainty of the future for college
students and a tendency in. some
quarters to slight studies because of
approaching calls to active duty in
the armed forces.

Herbert and
Smith Oppose
Michigan Ace
Varsity 2.Mile Team
Meets Irish, Illinois
In Toss-Up Contest
Three champions will be among
the topnotch runners scheduled to
toe the mark in the special 600-yard
run tomorrow night in the famed
Chicago Relays at the Windy City's
huge Stadium.
Michigan's Bob Ufer, Knights of
Columbus champion after his victory
in the 600 last Saturday night, will
face strong opposition in Lew Smith,
listed as National titilist, and Jimmy
Herbert, ruler of the Boston race at
that distance.
Uter copped the K.C. 600 in 1:11.4,
the second fastest winning time
turned in the East this season. Her-
bert held the old K.C. record at 1:11.3
in 1940 before the late Johnny Bori-
can broke it the following year In
1:10.8 and then again in 1942 in
Ufer, Herbert Favorites
Although the race appears to be
between Ufer and Herbert, both
Smith and Charlie Beetham, former
Ohio State ace, are not to be counted
out. Smith is capable of 1:11 clocking,
and Beetham finished right on Fred
Sickinger's heels in the K.C. 600 be-
hind Ufer.
Ufer's 1:11.4 clocking was his sec-
ond best for that time this season.
The holder of the National and Con-
ference quarter-mile ran second to
Hugh Short of Georgetown in the
Millrose Games when the latter tied
Borican's world mark of 1: .2 Ufer's
time was 1:10.7. The lean-legged
Wolverine can be expected to break
1:11 at Chicago on the larger 220
yard clay track.
2-Mile Relay Entered
In addition to Ufer Coach Ken
Doherty will enter his crack two-mile
relay quartet, Captain' Dave Mat-
thews in the 1,000-yard .run, Bob
Hume in the two-mile grind and
Chuck Pinney in the sprint series.
Sprinter Len Alkon was slated to
make the trip, but a pulled leg muscle
has ,shelved him for the rema.nder of
the indoor season.
The two-mile team, unde feted in
indoor competition 'this saon, has
victories at Milrose and Knights of
Columbus meets to its credit. Stiff
competition from Notre Dame and
Illinois should make it a close race.
Race Will ile Close
Michigan's quartet would be a
definite favorite if the four men-
Ufer, Matthews, Ross Hune and
John R6xborough-entered the race
fresh. However, less than an hour
separates the relay event and the 600
and 1,000 in which Ufer and Mat-
thews are competing. On the basis
of this factor the race is a toss-up.

Tigers' Manager O'Neill Rations
Pitchers As Only Nine Report

EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 18.-
UP)- Manager Steve O'Neill ran
afoul of the manpower problem in
the Detroit Tiger training camp to-
day, but he pitched in along with
Coach Al Vincent to overcome a dire
shortage of pitchers.
There are only nine Tiger pitchers
under contract, and Johnny Gorsica
hasn't reported and Roy Henshaw
isn't ready to work. After six hurl-
ers participated yesterday in batting
practice, O'Neill had practically
nothing left for today, so he and
Vincent each took a regular turn on
the hill.
Presently the pitching arms will
get stronger and the Tigers will be

able to work oftener. In the mean-
time O'Neill has worked out a plan
to ration his pitchers to spread the
supply over each practice day. His
system will remain in effect indefi-
In the past the Tigers frequently
have had too many pitchers in camp.
Two years ago, for instance, they
had 20 and there wasn't enough
work to go around.
The Tiger practice today consisted
of the customary batting and field-
ing drills. Most of it was batting,
which is one way for a ball player
to enjoy himself. O'Neill promised
some more of the same tomorrow.


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