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It aking the oun44
Daily Sports Editor

Landis' Psition
sStill Uniled

Varsity Letters
Church, Fries, Kessler
Leading Honor Winners
Westerberg, Chubb, Mowerson, Munson
Drake, Pulford, Breen Also Snag Letters

Farley, Frick Remain
As Prospects for Job
Vacated Months Aorio

TN 'A MT w'T ~hich 1fivcrd to he afthee-war fihtfor tihe N. C. A.A.

championship, with Michigan, Ohio State and Cornell as the prime con- By WHITNEY MARTIN
tenders for the crown in the 22nd annual collegiate title meet, the Buckeyes Associated Press Columnist
from Ohio managed to nose out the Wolverines by nine points last Satur- NEW YORK, April 4--(AP)-Wed
day at the Intramural building.,.
haven't picked a baseball commission-
This triangular muddle developed into a two-way affair between er in quite a spell, which makes us
Michigan and Ohio State after Gene Rogers, one man swimming team practically assembly-line stuff as far
from Columbia and one of the finest swimmers in intercollegiate circles, as originality is concerned. Nobody
found it necessary to leave here following competition Friday night, else has, either including the gentle-
in order to comply with the rules of the Navy. men whose selection is official.
It is more than four months now
The departure of Rogers not only put a crimp in the attack of the since K. M. Landis died, and even the
Lions but it also hampered the Wolverines, as Rogers was conceded a Northwest Mounted gets its man inj
good chance to cop all of the events in which he was entered, and this less time than that, and the man
might have taken points away from the vaunted. Buckeye attack and usually is running. The prospects
staved off defeat for Michigan. Rogers is acclaimed as the 220 yard free- for the commissioner's job aren't run-
style champion, and was the only defending champion signed up for the ning, unless it is toward it. They're
meet, having won 56 to 57 dual races in three years, losing only to Alan Ford just sitting still waiting to be tapped
of Yale in dual competition previous to his jaunt to Ann Arbor. for bingo.
The two day meet found 65 athletes, representing 14 teams, focussing Owners Warned
their attention on 11 N. C. A. A. titles, with Michigan, Western Conference If the club owners aren't careful
champions, and Ohio State, runners-up, placing 10 entries each. ;they're liable to find out they can get
along without a commissioner, like a
As the meet went into the second day, the Scarlet and Grey of fellow who didn't discover that trhp-1
Ohio were ahead of the Wolverines by seven points. However, this ping himself on the head with a
deficit was overcome in the first event of the evening the 100 yard dash, hammer wasn't really necessary until
when teammates Merton Church and Chuck Fries finished one-two for he lost the hammer.
Michigan. The Wolverines added to this lead as Heini Kessler placed The leagues already have saved
second to Paul Murray of Cornell, but this advantage was short-lived close to $15,000 in salary, figuring thef
when the Buckeyes came back strong to register a victory in the 440- j1new commissioner will draw around
yard freestyle as Seymour Schlanger placed first for them. The Ohio $50,000 a year. That is, they've saved
State divers, Hobart Billingsley, Bob Stone and Ted Christakos, domi- it unless they are splitting the money
nated the high board diving as they did the low board events the pre- among the three supernumeraries,
vidus night, to give the Ohioans their. margin of victory. Will Harridge, Ford Frick and Leslie
vO'Connor. That we doubt, prefer-;
That this defeat was a heart-rending one to the Wolverines mentor, ring to believe it is just a labor of
Matt Mann, is apparent, for the genial coach was in quest of his 13t1 g love on the part of those esteemed
national title, which barely eluded his grasp by one point last year when gentlemen.
Yale won the crown. That Ohio State, runner-up to Michigan in the Big Outlook Was Dark
Ten race, and minus their star distance man, Keo Nakama, should win, seems Anyway, the Major Leagues stum-
peculiar to many sports fans, bled through their darkest days withj
no single rudder to guide them The
sHEIR MARGIN of victory came in the 25 points that they picked up in

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CAPTAIN MERT CHURCH, Wolverine swimming ace, churns the last
few yards to victory in the 100-yard freestyle race at the National Col-
legiate swimming meet held here last weekend.
Thinelads Dominate Bi TenI
Since First C0mpetition in '0
Present-day Michigan track teams have a lot of precedent behind
them when they toe the mark in quest of Western Conference champion-
ships, for the Wolverines have been dominating Big Ten cinder circles everl
since competition was opened in 1901.
Over the 45-year span Michigan squads have captured 35 of a possible
80 crowns, 15 in indoor meets and 20 outdoors. The Wolverines total is
14 more than that of their nearest rival, Illinois. which has picked up 21,1
nine indoors and 12 outdoors.

en members of the 1945I
swimming squad, Western
ce champions, were award-I
ty letters yesterday at the
post-season distribution of
Church, Wolverine captain,
named the "Most Valuable
Swimmer" by the college
g coaches association at the.
neet last Saturday, led the
letteirmen. Church, a senior1
ontiac, grabbed national;
n both the 50 and 100-yard
divisions to become one of
i scorers of the multi-team
ns Award
Fries and Bob Mowerson,t
Ann Arbor; Duane Drake,
anti native; Bill Breen, of
.; and Gordon Pulford, from
i Park, complete the roster!
iylers to win awards.
was the number two man to
in this department, as was
d by his placing second to
mate in the 100-yard NCAA
Ten tilts. He also snagged a
lace in the Conference 220
n Swam Relays
son and Pulford, two reli-
d steady charges, handledI
hs on the Wolverines unde-
0-yard freestyle relay squad.
ion Mowerson, a veteran of
acific military action, held
or-leg slot on the 300 med-
while Pulford, who doubled
ackstroke, swam the longer
freestyle events, also.
and Drake complete the list!
yle letter winners. Both men
ong additions to the Wol-
ower, swimming mostly in
ys. Drake was unable to
'this semester because ofj
Chubb Honored
Kessler and Raph Chubb,
n Arbor boys, make up the
oke contingent of honor
essler. who shares the Big
-yard crown with Vern Oj-I
Minnesota, snagged a 2nd
Cornellian Paul Murray, in
AA championships, besting
Ojampa, who took a third.
idder Chubo has become

known as one of the most versatile
men on the squad. In addition to
performing in mid-season breast-
stroke clashes he entered the realm
of the springboard last week-end
and managed to garner fifth place in
the high-board diving contest.
Four Backstrokers
The remaining 1945 award winners
are all backstrokers. Ed Fulkman, an
Akron. O. boy; Russel Potter, of Ni-
agara Falls, N.Y.; Jim Munson, Con-
nesville, Pa.: and Harold Westerberg,
from Evanston, Ill. make up this
Potter emerged as the "black
horse" of the season, turning in a
sterling performance in the NCAA
competition. Swimming the 150-yard
backstroke for the first time this
year, the young charge came from
behind in the last lap, passing Ise-
man, of Cornell, and Buckeye Bob
Dennis to snatch the third place
Munson Most Improved
In the early season dual meets
Fulkman and Munson placed con-
tinuously in their department, but
both were unable to compete this
semester. Munson was regarded as
one of the most improved men on
the squad, as was Westerberg, and
Coach Mann believes that both "have
come a long .way".
When asked his opinion of the
1945 Wolverine crew, Matt Mann,
winner of 15 Western Conference
crowns for the Maize and Blue, stat-
ed, "I am very proud of my boys'
performance and think they are a
great bunch of fighters. Their show-
ing in the Big Ten clash established
them as the top team in the middle
west. As for the results of the NCAA
meet, Ohio State's power in the div-
ing division was too much for us and
could not be countered by our stren-
gth in the freestyle, breaststroke and
backstroke departments. Nonethe-
less, the 1945 Maize and Blue crew
was one of the best balanced aggre-
gations in Michigan's history."


the diving events. If there had been a high board diving event in the Big man-power outlook very dim indeed
Ten meet instead of just the low board performance, Ohio State would have and the race tracks already closed,
undoubtedly won that, tob. was no bargain, to say the least. It
When the finally compiled figures of the meet are taken into con- would seem that those days were the
sideration, the 12 points that Billingsley chalked up in the two diving days when baseball would need an
affairs, are as many points as the final team total points of Minnesota official spokesman, or an official si-
lence man such as Landis. more than
and Michigan State, and more than the final team totals of Columbia, neat any other time.
Princeton, Canisius, Northwestern, Indiana, Purdue, Iowa, Rensselaer Yet the game muddled through,
and Illinois 'Tech.and the new commissioner, if and
Also, the 25 points that the three Ohio State divers picked up were as when, should be in velvet, compara-
many points as third-place Cornell scored. Hence, if Mike Peppe, Ohio tively speaking. The outlook is get-
State coach, would have only brought down three men, he could have placed ting better by the day. The game
his squad in third place. practically cured itself, with little}
therapy on the part of the officials.J
Diving is the only event that can bring so many points, and though Post-War Problem!
other teams have an equal chance of doing the same, it seems that this The chief job of the next commis-
is too easy a way for one team to dominate a swimming meet. Granted sioner, now that the game is on theI
that the officials are right in having both the low and high board upgrade, will be the supervision of
diving events, there should be some system of lowering the points so post-war plans. It is admitted that
that a team will have to have all around balance to come through with a that job will be tremendous, with
championship. The way it stands now, it is very hard to tell whether service athletes returning in droves.
or not the best team has been named national collegiate champs, and clubs saturated with man-power.
But it will not be a question of keep-
Personally, I would like to see some revision of the diving champion- 'ing the game alive.
ships, and I'm sure that many people feel the same way about the matter. ,

That Michigan and Illinois have came out on top the first four years, of freesty
enjoyed practically complete domi- lost out to Chicago in 1905, finished were stro
nation of Conference track meets in front again in 1906, and then fad-! verine p
is shown by the fact that Chicago, ed from prominence while Illinois and the relay
the third place occupant of the Wisconsin did most of the winning. compete
"championships won" column, has Although indoor competition began Navy rest
a mere six to her credit. Wiscon- in 1911, the Wolverines did not cash Kessler,C
sin and Indiana have five each, in until 1918, when they copped both Heini
followed by Iowa and Ohio State the indoor and outdoor crowns. They both Ann
with two. Northwestern, Minne- turned in a repeat performance the' breaststr
sota, and Purdue have yet to gain following year, and annexed both men. K
their first titles. titles again in 1923 and '25. ; Ten 200-
From 1901 to 1910, only outdoor! 1926, '30, '32. and '33 saw outdoor ampa of
competition was offered. Michigan championships come Ann Arbor way, place to4
but it was not until 1931 that Michi- the NCA
gan got back on the victory trail in- his rival,
Adoors. From that point on, the ree- Ex-grid
ord reads almost exclusively "Michi-
I ! gan." For seven successive Years,
C1934-40, the Wolverine thinclads held
sway in indoor circles, repeating again
WAN--- -ED in the years 1943-45.
HELP WANTED- Outdoors, the string was not quite
so imposing, but Michigan managed
FEMALE HELP WANTED: Women I to win in 1935, 1937-40, and in 1943
or girls for lunch counter and soda and '44. The Wolverines have a
fountain. if you are in need of chance for another double-barrelled -
part time, evening, or week end triumph this year. if they can add
employment, contact Mr. B. John- the outdoor title to the already-won
son at 226 S. Main St. indoor crown.

The pig Ten must have realized the weakness of having two diving affairs!
and allowing so many points for just one event, hence they only have low
board diving. If the officials would take heed of this request and devote
some time to the topic, I'm sure that some means could be devised which
would enhance the fairness of competition.s
Wolverine Linksters Prepare
For Coming Initial Encounter

Our personal guess still is that the
new commissioner will be either
James A. Farley or Frick, with em-
phasis on Farley. That either would
listen to reason if approached is in-
dicated by the fact that most of the
other potential candidates mentioned
have hung out the "Nobody Home"
sign. In other words, they've said
they're not interested, while neither
Farley nor Frick has committed him-
self one way or the other.
At any rate, we have an idea ac-

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With the initial golf match of the
season only a little more than twoj
weeks away, Michigan linksters are
preparing for the opening tee-off
against the University of Detroit.
Four veterans from the 1944 cham-
pionship team and three new players
toured the University course several
Continuous from 1 P.M,
Now Playing

ttion may be expected shortly. The LOST: Glasses. Colorless, shell rims,
turnedin ths i sorek fo the firs committee named to beat the bushes in brown case. Vicinity of campus. i
turned in their scores for the first and scare out prospects has complet- Call 6118, evenings.
time in last Friday's practice session. ed its work. Now all that is left is
Low man of the day was Bob Ernst to pick the man, offer him the jab LOST: black change purse, red to-I
with 75 who is seeking a placein theand hope he accepts. kens, receipts. Call Lt. Lawton,
1945 squad. He was followed by John I_ _ _East Quad, Hinsdale House.
Jenswold, 1944 letterman, who shot ---
a 78. ntm u al al LOST. tan wallet, corner No. Uni-
Coming up with a 79 was John versity and State St. Friday after-
Tews, also a member of last year's 1 To Beginon__Apri2 noon. Reward $5.00. Call 6630.
Conference title holders, and follow-: epLo Rewad $5d0 . Balw6630
mg, with two points higher, were Ken "All service, independent, frater- Stockwell and State St. Karen Hol-
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Morrey and Bill Theunissen who are nity, and residence hall teams inter- mes, 4002 Stockwell. Reward.
hoping to become members of the ested in joining the spring soft-ball ----- --- -
Wolverine golf team. Two veterans,;leagues should file their intentions WANTED
Phil Marcellus and Captain Paul in the near future, as competitionI
O'Hara, carded scores of 83 and 84 will commence on April 21." Howard J ROOMMATE WANTED to share
respectively. Leibee announced today. comfortable three room apartment
Coach Barclay Pleased With woman. East of University,
Coach Bill Barclay said that he All team entries must be accompa- convenient. Call 2-6467.
was well pleased with such low scores nied by a team roster, and filed with cC
because normally players do not have either Earl Rickey at the Intra-Mural TAILORING and PRESSING
the opportunity to practice so early Building or Howard Leibee at Water Cs
in the season. man Gym. CAMELET BROTHERS, tailors, 1191I
When the Maize and Blue linksters A large turnout is desired, because S. Univ., remodel clothes, relining,
encounter Detroit on April 21, it will the more teams there are in the dif- reweavmg. Also make hand-made
be the fourth time in Michigan's ferent leagues, the more spirited the button holes.
athletic history that they have faced rivalry. The soft-ball leagues, which FOR RENT
the Titans. The first match was will resume this spring, have been
held in 1924 with the Wolverines curtailed since 1942, but were started NICELY FURNISHED two or three
trimming their opponents 24 - 0. anew this season due to the large room apt. and room in suburban
These two teams did not vie against amount of professed interest. Ann Arbor. Phone 9_."8.
each other until last year when ------
Michigan decisively defeated Detroit
twice 18-0 and 17%%./-2

Michigan's highest indoor point
total is 7514, a Big Ten record, rack-
ed up last year. Outdoors, the
Wolverines' best performance was
70 points, also run up last year,
good for second place in the record
books. Illinois' 74 point total in
1924 is tops for the outdoor cir-
Yanks Win; uzas
Continue Streak
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 4.-
(Ih)-Rookie shortstop Joe Buzas of
the New York Yankees stretched his:
exhibition game hitting streak to
seven straight games today as the
Yanks defeated the Boston Red Sox,
8 to 3.
Boston (A) . . .000 000 021-3 5 0
New York (A) 030 010 04x-8 11 1
Wilson, Barrett (6), and Walters;
Roser, Singleton (7), and Drescher.
in the hilarious


Speaking of Op'erations!,
An invasion fleet of several hundred warships uses
some 48,000 telephones-from 1,500 on a battles
ship to 10 on a motor torpedo boat. That's as
many as are used by most cities of 160,000!
Our fighting men are using telephones, wire,
switchboards, and other communications equip-
ment in huge quantities: And Western Electric
workers, peacetime suppliers to the Bell System;
are busy meeting those needs.
That is why there are not enough home tele-
phones right now. But we are looking forward to

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