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Great Lakes Thinc4ads Slated
To Run in May 12 Comipetitionr
Grover Kilemmer, Champion Runner
To Appear in Four-Cornered Meet
Coach Ken Doherty yesterday announced that the originally scheduledI
triangular meet between Illinois, Ohio State and Michigan on May 12,
would probably be increased to a quadrangular meet which would include
the Great Lakes Naval Training Station squad.y
The Great Lakes team, which was slated to meet the Wolverines
in a dual meet on June 2 expressed the desire through their track officer
to be included in the triangular meet here on May 12. Coach Doherty
stated, however, that "the meet, al-' -----

Tank Tain
Nakama is Eligible
Peppe Elects Seven.
For New York Tilt
Mike Peppe, Ohio State swimming
coach, announced his intentions, yes-
terday, of bringing a seven-man
squad to New York for the National
Amateur Association Swimming Meet,
held next week-end.

Civilian Entlusiasis Only Ones
ileporting for Second Practice


though probable, is subject to final
authorization from the new track of-
If the Sailors do come to Ann Ar-
bor for the meet, Michigan track fans,
would probably witness one of the
outstanding quarter mile races ever
on a Wolverine track.
Itwould pit GroverKlemmer, World's
Champion at this distance, now per-
forming for Great Lakes, against
Illinois' Bob Kelley, Conference
Champion, and Dick Forrestel, Wol-
verine sprinter who finished. second
to Kelley in the Conference meet.
The Sailors have appeared once be-
fore here this season. They placed-
second to the Wolverines in a triangu-
lar meet with Western Michigan.
In that meet the Sailors seemed not
to be in top physical condition and
Major Leagues
In Training for
Spring Openers
All-American Sport'
Returns to Limelight1
Reports, which are sweeping in
from all parts of the country testify
to the fact that baseball is definitely
in the air again._
The spring training camps are get-
ting into the full swing of things in
preparation for the inter-league ball
games which are on the docket all
through the training period.
Opener Washed Oit
FRENCH LICK, Ind., April 3.-(M)
-.-The Cincinnati Reds' first sched-
uled inter-club training game of the
year, with Chicago's Cubs, was post-
pc, d today and reset for tomorrow
iecause of flooded grounds.
Bill Nicholson, Chicago slugger, in-
formed Cubs' manager Charley Gri-
mm by telephone that he would not
report until opening day.
Yanks at 500 Mark
()-The New York Yankees took
-their third loss in six exhibitions
when they were outscored, 6-4, by the
Red Sox today on the high school
field used for training by the Boston-
Floyd Bevans and Allen Gettel
yielded 10 hits to the winners, the
longest being a homer off Gettel by
Bob Johnson.
Mike Garbark of the Yanks hom-
ered with one on off Rex Cecil of the
Red Sox, who went six innings. Mike
Ryba finished on the hill for the
Giant Hurlers Ready
LAKEWOOD, N. J., April 3-R)-
Ace Adams, relief pitcher for the
New York Giants; Johnny Gee, 6-
foot, 9-inch portsider, and Ray Ber-
res, catcher, had their first work-
outs with the squad today.
Adams, who has been reclassified
1-A from 4-F, expects to be called
for re-examination about the middle
of this month. Loren Bain, pitcher,
went to Newark today for his third
examination. He is 4-F.
Senate Gives 0. K.
WASHINGTON, April 3-(W)-De-
feat of compromise manpower legisla-
tion in the Senate today apparently
removed the last lingering threat to
Baseball's wartime position.
As matters now stand, the game
has enough players to man the teams,
and presumably will not be disturb-
ed again so long as the war's pro-
gress is satisfactory.

Berres Takes Over
LAKEWOOD, N.J., April 2.--(IP)-
Catcher Ray Berres reported to the
New York Giants today, boosting the
total of regular receivers to two.
Ernie Lombardi had been doing all
the heavy work in early games with
relief from rookies.

to compete as he had wrenched his He also announced that one of the
ankle in practice. Michigan fans prime factors, motivating his deci-
were very disappointed because of his .ion, lay in the fact that Keo Na-
failure to appear, so this should pro- kama ruled ineligible for the NCAA's
vide that long-awaited chance to last week, would be able to contend
view Klemmer in action. for national honors.
Another stalwart on the Great At this point I believe that the
Lakes squad is Les Eisenhart, middle whole sporting ord ought o pu
distance runner, who has constantly *r rbt oNkm.i h od
threatened the Hume twins for sup- of Bob Kiphuth, Yale swimming
remacy in the Midwest. The meet on mno," iesimr n ra
May 12 should provide an answer to mentor,aind gr
who is the outstanding distance manr .
in this sector of the country. AL BENTON Nakama Realized
- - --- Although the diminutive Hawaiian
was not officially disbarred from the
BALANCE IS TOPS: NCAA's until last Thursday night on
the eve of the first day's competition,
ifIthe and Peppe fully realized that his
Gooch DefinesFamed participation was almost an impossi-
,VI-Thus thwarted in his own attempt
/ S to swim for his school, Nakama none-
lektheless, did not let his team down.
Being probably the number one 220
By MURRAY GRANT and 440 freestyler in the country, he
Team balance has always been em- flat and Leutritz's was right behind. naturally turned to his specialty in
Breidenbach also ran on the mile re- an endeavor to help Ohio sew up a
phasized by Coach Ken Doherty when lay team that holds the Michigan NCAA victory.
yecarstthat hk teams, and i he th record in that event. IjTrained Schlanger
team balance has become a tradition Running in the half mile run Accordingly, for about two weeks
with Michigan track squads. was John Kautz, whose best time before the meet, he took young Sey-
was 1:54 for that distance. In the mour Schlanger. no mean distance
To have a teamwith "team bal- mile, Ed Barrett carried the mail man himself, under his wing, and
ance" is to have "a team than can for the Maize and Blue. He was groomed him for the longer distance
place in every event. A team that consistently among the top finish- events.
has strength throughout and only a ers during the season and his best Admittedly, Schlanger had to have
few individual stars is my conception time during the year was 4:15 flat. had the stuff in him to have per-
of a team that possesses team bal-
ance." This is Coach Doherty's dei-{Ralph Schwarzkopf, who captained formed the way he did, but the amaz-
nition of and this is.the premise he that squad also ran in the mile. His ing steadiness of stroke which he
has always used in turning out the 4:15.2 for that distance still stands displayed, and the incredible sense
championship squads that have borne as a record among Michigan track I of timing which carried him through
Michigan track colors during his ten- stars. the distances, as he won the 1,500
ure. Schwarzkopf also ran in the two meter, the 440, and a second-place

the Wolverines won easily. Grover
Klemmer, in that meet, was unable


graduate ruling in all NCAA compe-
tition. There is an undercurrent feel-
ing that it is not fair to penalize the
bright boy working on an accelerat-
ed program, from competing in four
years of athletics.
Meanwhile, Nakama is going to
New York for the NAAU's, and I am
sure that sports lovers all over will
join Michigan's popular swimming
coach, Matt Mann. in wishing Keo
"the best of luck in his search for
national recognition."
I'Tgers IWiling 1 1
Toy Merge Wit.
Boston Yanks
NEW YORK, April 3-UP)-The
Brooklyn Tigers, currently the or-
phans of the National Football
League, would be willing to merge
with the Boston Yanks for the 1945
season, acting president Tom Gallery
said today on the eve of an important
league meeting.
"We will do it if it will help the
League," Gallery said. "We don't
have a coach and they have a darn
good one."

Navy Pav-day Decreases Size of Squad
Munn Subs for Crisler, Now Overseas
Pigskin practice went into its second day, yesterday afternoon, a bit
hampered by Navy Pay-day, but no less enthusiastically, as about thirty-
five gridiron aspirants showed up.
Line coach "Biggie" Munn, acting as head coach until Herbert 0.
(Fritz) Crisler returns from the Pacific coast, announced that k for the
first few practices, "it would be all a matter of getting acquainted with
Proceeding on this plan, Munn,j
Oosterbaan, and Martineau gathered have ever faced, the coaching staff
the try-outs out on the field, disre- , declined to make any comment as
garding the somewhat chilly April the season is much too young
The practice consisted mainly of
throwing the ball around to get theSchedules
feel of things, as the neophytes were April 13-14, Western Michigan
divided into two passing and snag- at Ann Arbor.
ging groups.j April 21, Illinois a~t Ann Arbor.
Among the more known newcomers . April 27-28, Notre Dame at
participating in the drill were Jim South Bend.
Foltz, a marinetrainee and former May 4-5, Minnesota, at Ann Ar-
all state halfback from Toledo, and bor.
Arnie Pohs, a half-back from the May 11-12, Notre Dame at Ann
City College of New York. Arbor.
Practice is expected to continue May 18-19, Indiana at Ann Ar-
until the middle of May, followed by bor.
a short lay-off until July, when the May 25-26, Wisconsin at Madi-
summer session will get under way. son.
Crisler is slated to return some- May 30, Western Michigan at
time in May, but according to lat- Ka lamazoo.
est reports, there is a possibility, June 1-2, Purdue at Latayette.
that his return might be belated.
June 8-9, Ohio State at Colum-
Facing one of the toughest sched- bus.
ules in fall, which Michigan teams



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When asked whether this year's
team had that balance Coach Doh-
erty said "that although we placedF
in 9 out of 1 events in the confer-
ence meet, a team that scores 36
points in three events and only 18
in the others has not what I call1
perfect team balance.
On the other hand, Coach Doherty
said that Illinois in placing in all
but one event and capturing eight
first places out of twelve had better
team balance this year. 18 Illini
scored points in the conference meet
and they were strong in almost all
Coach Doherty then went on to
say that if you compare a team's
opposition to that premise of team
balance, the best balanced outfit
that he has coached here at Mich-
igan would be last year's squad that
amassed 75 points in annexing the
Conference crown.
But if you disregard the opposition
the team faces, Coach Doherty said
that he considers his 1941 squad as
the best balanced team he has coach-
ed during his six years at Michi-
On that squad were outstanding
stars like Charles Decker, who holds
the Michigan record in the pole vault,
Don Canham, record holder in the
high jump, and Ralph Schwarzkopf,
titlist in the mile and two mile runs.
Running the 100 and 220 yard
dashes was Alan Smith, who was
recently killed in action over Eu-
rope. Smith's best times during
that year were :09.8 in the 100 and,
.21.8 in the 220. These times were
not compiled in one single meet,
but, instead, were that performer's
best time throughout' the entire
Warren Breidenbach and Jack
Leurtritz were the Wolverines who
ran in the 440 yard dash. Breiden-
bach's best time that year was :47


mile, and there his best time that
year was 9:03.5. This is also a Mich-
igan varsity record.
To top this all off the mile relay
quartet of that year set a Michigan
mark that will long remain in the
records of Michigan trackdom. The
team composed of Bub Ufer, Leit-
ritz, Breidenbach, and Al Thomas
ran the mile in 3.12.
In the field events the Wolver-
ines of 1941 were equally strong.
Charles Decker, ace pole vaulter,
established a varsity record of 13
feet 11 inches which still stands to-
day. While in the shot put, Coach
Doherty had Bob Hook, who con-
sistently put the shot over 47 feet.
Hook's best distance in the shot
was 49 feet 11 inches.
In the high jump, Don Canham
was outstanding. Canham's record
leap of 6 feet 714 inches is another
record that is as yet unbroken. Can-
ham tied the record set by George
Allen in 1938.
Carl Culver led the field of broad
jumpers that year as he consistent-
ly leapt well over 20 feet. His best
jump of the season was 23 feet.
Chicago Boxers
Af. r Tior ar(dugW in
CHICAGO, April 3-UP)-Chicago's
hard-poking squad, represented by
the simon pure pick of the West, will
seek its third straight conquest over
New York's choice Atlantic,Seaboard
contingent in the 18th annual Inter-
city Golden Gloves Championships
before more than 20,00 fans at the
Chicago Stadium tomorrow night.
Neither squad will have its full
larrayof backyard champions, but
the 16 bouts in eight weight divisions
promise to be crammed with the
usual quota of skill, slugging and

ber th in the 2u yard freestyie, can
largely be attributed to Nakama's
Graduate Ruling
Talk has been raised in swim-
! ming coaches' circles, regarding the

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