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WtDNESDAY, TAY 2- 1945


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Victorious Michigan Nine Beats Titans, 5-3

Thinclads Meet Purdue, Miami
In Triangular Contest Saturday
Encounter To Test Track Team's Strength
Before Quadrangular Meet Here May 12

Lea gue Teams
Renew Rivalry
Sixteen Teams Saw
Action Last Saturday

Five Errors Help Team
To Win Over Detroiters

Following their sterling showing in
the Penn Relays last week-end when
they won four of five possible first
places, Michigan's thinclads will take
the road again Saturday, meeting
Purdue and Miami in a triangular
affair at Lafayette, Ind.
The meet will give Coach Ken Doh-
erty some indication of his all-
around team strength before the im-
portant quadrangular meet, May 12
here, in which Illinois, Great Lakes,
and Purdue will run against the
Wolverines. Only 11 men from the
squad saw action at the Penn Relays.
Neither Purdue nor Miami is ex-
pected to offer any serious threat to
Michigan's chances of winning, but
the combined strength of the two
schools should provide a stiff test
Purdue's squad is rated as the third!
strongest in the Western Conference,
behind Michigan and Illinois, wvhile
Miami showed plenty of power in
annexing top honors in the college
division at the Purdue Relays.
The Miamians rolled up a record
point total in winning the team title
and established a new meet record in
their division in the sprint medley.
Miami is strong in the hurdles and
Iorter distances and may give the
Aolverines some trouble.
Purdue has several middle distance
men who figure to cut into Michi-
The Tr Are

cornered duel scheduled for next
week. The Illini, victors over Michi-

BILLY MOORE of Western Michigan comes within one-sixteenth of
an inch of equalling the all time Drake Relays record at Des Moines
as he clears the bar at an even 14 feet. Record of 14 feet and 1/16
inch was set in 1940 by Beefus Bryan of the University of Texas.
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.Fortes-ee 4- inte il
Track stars come and go, and with them the records that have been
established by these cinder greats are continually being shattered.
Years ago when races were based on' how long a runner could keep
going instead of on how fast that man could cover a given distance, expert
runners were those who could cover the marathon distance in under three
hours. But during the ensuing years the distances to be covered were
shortened and with this the times re- ---------------------

gan in a dual meet during the indoor Swinging into its second week of
competition, the Intra-Mural soft-
ball league saw sixteen teams in ac-
4,. v<< ::',::".; tion Saturday, despite adverse wea-
4 ther conditions of high winds and
t tgrounds.
The outcomes of these contests are
as follows:
Western League-Alpha Tau Ome-
~y" ga 5, Ramblers 2; Robert Owen Co-
op 9, Bartel's Nine 3; Eastern League
-Xi Psi Phi 5, Lawyer's Club 3; Am-
erican League-Delta Kappa Epsilon
16, Phi Sigma Delta 3.
National League-Delta Tau Delta
t , Sigma Phi Epsilon 2; 3rd Williams
:< "21, Zeta Beta Tau 5. In a game play-
ed during the week in the American
Leagu~e, Phi Gamma Delta swamped
Delta Kappa Epsilon, 24-6.
I Two of last week's games were
forfeited for infraction of the eli-
gibility rules. Phi Sigma Delta lost
its game to Sigma Alpha Mu, and Phi
Delta Theta's victory was awarded to
Sigma Phi Epsilon for breaking these
I rules.
Score sheets are furnished by the
DICK BARNARD Intra-Mural and are to be used in
season and losers by one point to the all games. The symbols on these
Wolverines by a single point in the sheets should be employed by all
Conference indoor meet, will have scorers so that accurate batting aver-
ages and earned run averages may
be calculated.
At the end of the second week of
ngrplay, Alpha Tau Omega leads the
Western League as does Xi Psi Phi

Michigan's title-bound baseball team had trouble defeating the Univer-
sity of Detroit Titans 5-3 in a non-Conference tilt at Ferry Field yesterday.
In an error-packed ballgame, the Wolverines nicked Chuck Cunning-
ham, Titan hurler, for only five hits, taking advantage of five Detroit mis-
plays eke out the victory. Three Michigan pitchers, Jack Peddy, Jack
Hackstadt, and Ray "Red" Louthen, shared the mound duties allowing only
four safeties.
Michigan pushed across a run in the first inning as Walt Kell and
Bill Gregor's singles combined with a base on balls, provided the tally.

quired to cover these distances were
considerably lessened.
Paavo Nurmi Tried
Take for instance, the mile run,
which has been the most highly pub-
licized of all races. Years ago run-
ners like Paavo Nurmi, the Flying
Finn, and other foreign runners were
covering this distance in a little less
than five minutes.
Then came the era of Sidney Wood-
erson, Glenn Cunningham, and oth-
ers, and the mile record was obliter-
ated. These great tracksters took
the mark for the mile, down to slight-
ly over four ntinutes. Cunningham
established an American record of
4:04.6, which is still in effect. But
track fans were yet to see even greater
decreases in the time needed to cover
those 5280 yards.
Rice, Fenske, Venskes
American runners then took over
the mile picture and runners likeI
Greg Rice, Gene Fenske, and the
Venske twins pushed the mile records
still further toward the four minute
Then, track fans began to hear
about the accomplishments of the
Flying Swedes, Arne Andersen and
Gunder Haegg. These milers were
continually breaking one anothers
records for the middle-distance
events. Haegg made two trips to
the United States, and in the first
he and Gil Dodds, the Flying Parson,

established individual records all over
the country.
At the same time Andersen was
busy setting a record for the mile
i that some experts said could neverI
have been set. His time for the dis-
tance was 4:01.2. Experts gasped
in admiration and sports fans again
brought up the age old question of a
four minute mile.
Cunningham's Coach Predicted !
This question has long lived in the
minds of track coaches, trainers, and
track authorities. Could it be possi-
ble for a runner to cover a mile in
four minutes? Cunningham's coach
said it could be done if the runner
covered his quarters in 57,61,63, and
59 seconds respectively. But Cun-
ningham failed in his attempt non-
Thus with the establishment of a
new mile record, people are again
pondering and figuring on a way to
run a four minute mile. Maybe, in
our lifetime, it will be done, but even
if it is never accomplished it will
serve as a goal for those track greats
yet to come who will follow in the
footsteps of Nurmi, Cunningham,,
Haegg, Dodds, and Andersen; trackI
immortals past and present.
Progyram for 1
Fitness Advised
By Old Coach
WASHINGTON, May 1-(1P --Tad
Wieman, former Michigan and
Princeton coach, spoke up emphatic-
ally today for not only universal mili-
tary training but a nation-wide physi-
cal fitness program as well.
"One program without the other
would be unsatisfactory in improving
physical standards, found shockingly
low in this war," he told a reporter.
1 1

LANSING, May 1-(A)-The opening of the trout fishing season
Saturday bore out pre-season predictions that fishing would be "only
fair," F. A. Westerman, chief of the Conservation Department's Fish
Division, reported today.
gan's point total, being especially their first chance for an outdoor
strong 'in the 440-yard dash and the crack at their arch rivals.
half-mile. The Boilermakers also The Great Lakes contingent will
have some able competitors in the be headed by distance man Les Eis-
field events, Michigan's weakest de- enhart and quarter-miler Grover
partment. Klemmer, both nationally known
Following the triangular meet Sat- cinder stars who have a string of
urday, the Wolverines have their victories to their credit in their spe-
work cut out for them in the four- cialties.
Major Leagtyue Standin~gs
TEAMS Won Lost Pet. Gb. TEAMS Won Lost Pet. Gb.
Chicago ........6 2 .750 New York .......8 4 .667
New York ...... ; 4 .636 A Chicago ........7 4 .636 1%
Detroit........6 4 .600 1 St. Louis ..... .5 4 .556 1!
Philadelphia ... 6 5 .545 1!> Boston.....6 5 .545 1 sr
Washington .. ..6 6 .500N 2 Brooklyn......5 5 .500 2
St. Louis.......4 5 .444 21/2 Cincinnati ..... a 6 .455 21,
-otn ~. ~...- -.33 4 Pittsburgh.....4 .7 .364 3'/
Cleveland.....2 7 .2 2 412 Philadelphia . . .3 8 .273 4?12
Chicago 5, Detroit 0. Boston at Brooklyn, rain.
Boston 5, Washington 4.
Philadelphia at New York, rain. New York at Philadelphia, cold.
Cleveland at St. Louis, postponed, St. Louis at Pittsburgh, cold.
rain. Only games scheduled.
Chicago at Detroit.
Cleveland at St. Louis, night Boston at Brooklyn.
game. New York at Philadelphia.
Washington at Boston. St. Louis at Pittsburgh (2).
Philadelphia at New York. Cincinnati at Chicago.
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in the Eastern League. Delta Kappa
Epsilon is on top in the American
League, and the National League
leader is the 3rd Williams team.
All games are played in conjunc-
tion with the Women's Athletic De-
partment with the use of Palmer
Field. This week's games are as
Sigma vs. Xi Psi Phi.
en Co-op vs. Orioles, Bartel's Nine
vs. Alpha Tau Omega.
pha Mu vs. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi
Sigma Delta vs. Sigma Chi.
Delta vs. Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Phi
Epsilon vs. 3rd Williams.
'Batting Leaders
PLAYER, CLUB g ab r h. pc.
Stephens, Browns .. . .7 23 8 10 .435
Ott, Giants ........12 37 15 16 .432
Holmes, Braves . . . . 11 47 10 20 .426
Kreevich, Browns .. .7 23 3 9 .391
Ross, Tigers-Indians 8 29 3 11 .379
O'Brien, Pirates .... 10 38 3 14 .368

Runs batted in

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