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Thinclads Engage in NAAU, Illinois Meets During Va


Individuals Star in Newv
York; Squad Tops Illini
Ufer, Hume Twins Are Standouts at Garden;
Swanson, Hirsch Contribute to Saturday Win

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Departs ftr Army

Although most university activi-
ties enjoyed a between-semester va-
cation, the Wolverine track squad
was busily engaged in competition,
which is shown by their individual
showings in the National AAU meet
at Madison Square Gardens Feb. 26,
and their impressive 661-37 2/3 vic-
tory over Illinois last Saturday night.
Bob Ufer, Michigan's veteran dash
ace, raced to a sparkling first place
in the 600 yard run, in 1:11.3 at New
York, bettering the former record by
four tenths of a second. The record
was not established as official be-
cause of some disagreement on the
part of the starters.
Hume Twins Look Good
Bob and Ross Hume turned in the
best mile performances of their car-
eers in the NAAU meet in finishing
third and fifth respectively. Bob was
clocked in 4:15.9 and Ross in 4:17.9
which were both fast times, but not
quite up to Gil Dodds, who placed
first with the amazing time of 4:08.
John Roxborough, in his last inter-
collegiate race, was just beaten to the
tape by a yard in the 1000-yard run
by Les Eisenhart of Ohio, former Na-
tional Collegiate half mile champion.
Relay Team Second
Michigan's two-mile relay team
placed second in their specialty to
Dartmouth, and as a result of the
points piled up by the squad as a
whole Coach Doherty's five man'
squad placed second to the New York
A.C. in team scoring.
In downing the Illni Saturday:
night, the Wolverines showed the
same well balanced power which has
enabled them to-romp through their.
schedules undefeated so far this sea-:

son. They captured eight firsts, and
had other members of the team well-
sprinkled in the seconds and thirds.
Humes in Dead Heat
The Hume twins repeated their
dead-heat performance in capturing
the mile run shoulder to shoulder.
Bob later entered and won the two-
mile run in 10:10.1 while Ross bat-
tled Bob Kelley in the 880 finally
forging ahead to win in 1:59:9.
Elmer Swanson, Michigan's crack
timber-topper, took first in the 65-
yard high. hurdles, and was barely
nosed out in the lows to show that
he is a promising contender for the
conference hurdle crown.
Hirsch Shows Promise
Elroy Hirsch, the Wisconsin trans-
fer who sparked the Wolverine back-
field last fall and held down the cen-
ter spot on the basketball quintet,
placed second in the broadjump with
a leap of 23' 1/4". This was Hirsch's
first itercollegiate track competi-
tion, and one leap in which he com-
mitted. a foul was measured at
23'7i/2" which means he will be a
valuable asset to the track team in
future meets.
The squad. will be working out this
week in preparation for this week-
end's conference indoor, champion-
ships which will be held in Chicago.
Walker Takes Physical
A)-Dixie walker, 33,.Brooklyn Dod-
ger outfielder, reported today at Fort
McClellan, Ala., for .his :physical ex-
amination preliminary to possible in-
duction into┬░ the atmed services.
The-examination was not complete
late today.

. . . Michigan's ace half-miler
and Western Conference champion
in that event, will be inducted into
the Army March 10. His loss will
be a severe blow to Coach Ken
Doherty's hopes for a Wolverine
triumph in the forthcoming Big
Ten indoor track meet.
Major Loops
Lose 400 Men
NEW YORK, March 6.- (A)-
Uncle Sam has enough major league
ball players in his armed forces right
now to start a pair of rival big-time
After June 15, American and Na-
tional League teams are restricted to
25 players each or 400 for the two
circuits and a check today of the
majors' national defense lists shows
that the American League has 203
players in the service while the senior
circuit has 197 stars in its flag.
First to go was Eugene Stack,
rookie pitcher slated for a try-out
with the Chicago White Sox. He was
drafted Jan. 7, 1941 and his death on
June 26, 1942-of a heart attack-is
the only one among the big-time dia-
mond athletes at this time.
Cage Mentors To Meet
NEW YORK, March 6.-(A)-Bas-
ketball coaches and members of the
National Collegiate section of the
rules committee will convene in New
York during the National Invitation
and N.C.A.A. tournaments at Madi-
son Square Garden.

Buckeye Quintet
Cops Big Ten
Basketball title
Northwestern Dumps
Iowa to Second Spot
By virtue of Northwestern's sur-
prising 42-41 upset of Iowa last Sat-
urday night, Ohio State's strong
quintet found itself in sole posses-
sion of the Western Conference bas-
ketball championship for the 1943-
44 season.
The Hawkeyes had only to take
both ends of a two-game series
from Dutch Lonborg's weakened ag-
gregation, but slipped in the second
contest after winning the first hand-
ily, 45-39. The Wildcats entered the
series minus the services of four of
their starting players who had been
inducted into the armed forces, but
still managed to spill Iowa from its
chance for a first place tie.
Badgers Tie for Second
Wisconsin's triumph over the hap-
less Chicago Maroons, who completed
their abbreviated eight-game slate
without a single victory, coupled with
Indiana's stunning upset of the dis-
appointing Purdue five, enabled the
Badgers to move into a deadlock
with Iowa for runnerup honors.
The Hoosiers win over Purdue un-
doubtedly ranks as the major upset
of the campaign. The Boilermakers,
pre-season favorites and early pace-
setters, slumped badly in the stretch
but were expected to romp over Harry
Good's all-freshman outfit with ease
and tie fore second position. How-
ever, the bitter rivalry between the
two teams takes precedence over the
form sheets, and Indiana emerged
the winner for their second win of
the season. For the Boilermakers,
the loss meant a tie with Northwest-
ern for third place.
Wolverines Are Sixth
Michigan and Illinois head the sec-
ond division with identical records of
five wins against seven setbacks. The
Wolverines completed their card
three weeks ago, and the Illini were
forced to cop two contests from Min-
nesota's weak quintet in order to
pull into a tie. Michigan, a team
which figured heavily in early-sea-
son speculation, got off to a bad
start and never figured in the race
at any stage.
Illini Lose Crownr
Illinois, defending champion, was
forced to start from scratch after
losing what has been called the
greatest team ever to set foot on
the hardwoods. The "Whiz Kids"
of 1942-43 shattered numerous rec-
ords in playing through a murder-
ous schedule without defeat, but
their successors, the "Gee Whiz
Kids," did not fare so well this sea-

NAA U Tank Meet
Tickets To Be Sold
Tickets for the two-day Na-
tional A.A.U. swimming meet to
be held in the Sports Building
March 31 and April 1 will go on
sale tomorrow morning at the
Athletic Administration Building,
Fred DeLano, the University ath-
letic publicity director, announced
Since the national meet is not
part of the regular season, stu-
dents will not be admitted for the
usual price of 40 cents plus ident
cards as in all scheduled dual
meets, but must purchase their
tickets just like the ordinary spec-
The ten events will be spread
evenly between the two days, five
preliminaries being run off Fri-
day afternoon beginning at 2:30
p.m. with their finals being held
the same night starting at 8 p.m.,
with the other five being conduct-
ed the same way Saturday.
Afternoon seats will be unre-
served, while all seats for the
finals will be reserved. The tick-
ets will remain on sale as long as
they hold out.
Boxer Takes
Jack's. Jak'
PHILADELPHIA, March 6.-({)-
Bob Montgomery, who won the New
York Boxing Commission's version of
the lightweight title from Beau Jack
last week, said today he would miss
Jack as a "meal ticket" when the
latter enters the Army.
Preparing to leave for a two weeks'
vacation with his wife and son at Hot
Springs, Ark., the 'Bobcat' said he
had earned approximately $25,000 in
his last match with Jack and about
$75,000 in their last three matches.
The Philadelphia fighter meets
Sammy Angott, National Boxing As-
sociation lightweight champ, March
31 at Madison Square Garden to, de-
cide the undisputed champion of the
Mikan Honored by
Windy City Scribes
CHICAGO, March 6.--(P)-DePaul
University's 6 ft. 9 in. center, George
Mikan, was named by Chicago bas-
ketball writers today as the out-
standing player to appear this sea-
son on the Chicago Stadium's double
header programs.
A few scattered votes went to Stan
Szukala of Camp Grant, Paul Arm-
strong and Herman Schaefer of
Great Lakes, and Mikan's teammate,
Dick Triptow,
The writers' all-star team had Otto
Graham and Schaefer at forwards,
Mikan at center, Triptow and Junior
Kirk of Illinois at guards.

will write on an individual is re-
Herbert G. Watkins,
Assistant Secretary
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ricular activities but will have their
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the five-week period and at mid-
semester. Continued participation
after these checks will depend upon
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Ohio State ...........10
Iowa ..............9
Northwestern ....,. 8
MICHIGAN ..........5
Illinois .............. 5
Minnesota... ..... 2
Indiana .............. 2
Chicago .............. 0




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