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THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAaOT

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Bob Hume Faces Haegg
In Special Bankers'Mile

Swim Champs Favored'
To Breeze By Ohio State,
Church, Fries, Kessler Sure Bets as Usual;
Losses Seen in Distance Swims and Diving

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Fresh from a successful defense of
its Big Ten title, Michigan's cham-
pionship swimming squad is highly
favored to score its fifth Conference
win this Saturday, when it journeys
to Columbus to renew the traditional
rivalry with Ohio State.
Coach Matt Mann, reflecting upon
his teams performance in captur-
ing its 16th Western Conference
crown, stated confidently,n"There is
no doubt in my mind that the boys
will win this Ohio meet. They are all
in top condition and should have no
trouble in taking six out of the nine
events."
Wolverines May Take Six
On the basis of last Saturday's
results, the Wolverine crew figures to
grab first place honors in both re-
lays, the 50 and 100-yard freestyle
clashes, the 150 backstroke and the
200 breaststroke. Buckeye, Keo Nak-
ama, is regarded as being superior
to any Maize and Blue entrant in
both .the 220 and 440 distance swims,
while Ohio's trio of Billingsley, Chris-
takos, and Stone have proven them-
selves tops in the diving division.
Wolverine captain, Mert Church,
who shared high-scoring honors with
Nakama in theConference tilt and
snatched. the 50 and 100 freestyle
crowns in the process, will be count-
ed on to sew up one of these events
for Michigan. Teammate Chuck
Fries, runner-up in the Big Ten 100-
yard freestyle, will handle the other.
Kessler Favored
Heini Kessler, co-owner of the
breaststroke title, is expected to in-
cur little opposition from the Buck-
eye contestants. Kessler, who swam
a dead heat with Minnesota's Vernon
Ojampa, has completely recovered
from his illness of a few weeks ago,
and is reported as being in perfect
condition.
Mastery of both relays, according to
Coach Mann, lies with the Maize and
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Weekdays 30c to 5 P.M.
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AIMDREWS SISTERS

Blue tankmen. The backstroke.
breaststroke and freestyle legs of
the 300-yard medley will probably be
taken care of by Bob Munson, Kess-
ler, and Bob Mowerson, respectively.
However, it is possible that, since the,
Michigan aggregation is given such
a definite edge, the team's lesser
lights will be given opportunity to
demonstrate their ability.
Reserves for Relay
In the other relay, the 400 free-
style, Mann's abundant supply of
reserves gives him wide latitude in
the selection of his starting crew.
In picking the four entrants, the
Wolverine tutor has Church, Fries,
Mowerson, Bob Breen and Gordon
Pulford to choose from.
The backstroke performances of
Munson. and Pulford, in last Satur-
day's championship meet, point to a
first and second place for the Maize
and Blue against Ohio. Although
Munson ended up second and Pul-
ford finished fifth in the Conference
duel, no Buckeye was in the run-
ning, which indicates to Coach Mann
that the Ohio squad has no one of
sufficient calibre to best his boys in
that event.
American League
Teams Cuird Trips
CHICAGO, Mar. 13.- (A'}- The
American League will play a custom-
ary 154-game schedule for its fourthj
wartime season, but expects to wind
up with a "considerable saving of
man miles" over 1944, president Will;
Harridge said today.
The league season will open April
16 as New York faces Washington in
the traditional curtain-raiser in the
nation's capital and will close Sept.
30 with 77 road games and 77 home
games for each club.
"In 'addition to the great travel{
saving from cancellation of the ma-
jor league All-Star game," Harridge
said, "the American League hopes to
conserve numerous man-miles by
having individual clubs use skele-
tonized squads on short jumps."
It also plans to keep umpires in
each city longer than the usual max-
imum stay of two series per appear-
ance. As has been the practice since
1943, the league will have only three
complete east-west pivots instead of
the customar┬ž four.

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By fANK MANT :
Daily Sports Editor
FROM THE DISTANT shores of Sweden, Gunder Haegg, holder of 10
world track records, has again invaded the United States and finally
rounded into sufficient shape to seek the Bankers' Mile championship
Saturday night at the invitation of the officials of the Chicago Relays.
Haegg's Chicago venture will give him a chance to avenge the
previous defeats he suffered in New York during his process of round-
ing into shape after a long ocean voyage. His most pressing compet-
itor will be Jimmy Rafferty, the American champion. Rafferty will
be seeking his sixth straight indoor mile victory Saturday night.
Although Rafferty won the two-mile event in the meet sponsored last
year by the Chicago Daily News, this will be his first attempt to win
laurels in the Bankers' Mile run.
Rafferty's winning time has hovered around 4:13.1 this winter, and
he doesn't concede himself much of a chance to triumph over the "Flying
Swede" whose 4:04.6 mile established a new world outdoor record. However.
the diminutive Rafferty points to the mile performances of Bill Hulse and
Gil Dodds who were drawn out by Haegg to performances they never
dreamed of.
Haegg will also compete against Rudy Simms of New York and
Ensign Tommy Quinn, both of whom have beaten him in Garden mile
tilts this season. Two other opponents, the Hume twins of Michigan,
will also enter the Bankers' Mile, and they will carry with them the
prestige of being co-holders of the Western Conference mile crown.
That Haegg will win the Bankers' Mile is a foregone conclusion, but
many experts come up with the query that Haegg will not be -able to
maintain his winning ways on a board track. These same track addicts
say that the "World Wonder" takes too long strides, and as evidence for
their argument against such a thing, they point to the past great board
runners, Greg Rice, Don Lash and Venzke, all of whom had short strides.
Siegfried Steinwall, who trained Haegg during his 1943 American
tour attributes these long strides of Haegg's to the fact that "Haegg
was a great skier long before he became a runner," and he leaves the
impression that the long strides will not hinder Haegg any way on the
boards.
Also, Haegg's ability to relax completely before a big meet and
while he is actually running, should aid him considerably. With this com-
bination of long strides and relaxation that has been the secret of his
success so far, Haegg should become the exception to this tradition of
short strides as a prerequisite to be a great board runner. At any rate, it
j will undoubtedly make this American appearance that much more interest-
ing.
BASKETBALL FINALE:
F-M Cagers Draw Opponents
For Elimination Tournament

Michigan Nine
Opens Against
Broncos, Ilimi
Fisher Sees Gophers
And Buckeyes Toughest
Opening of the 1945 Wolverine
baseball season is scheduled for April
13, when the Michigan squad faces a
Western Michigan nine here and be-
gins a season-long pull which in-
cludes 11 games against Conference
opposition, four with Notre Dame, and
three with the Broncos.
After two games with Western over
the April 13 weekend, the Wolver-
ines will not see action again until
April 21, when they open the Big.
Ten campaign. This game will see
Coach Ray Fisher's crew tangle with
a reportedly strong Illinois aggrega-
tion here. Tle rivalry between the
two teams is expected to take up
where it left off last yar, when rain
at Champaign in the seventh inning
of the Wolverine-Illini contest halted'
a game which stood at a 4-4 dead-
lock.
Minnesota Tough
The two hardest series of the seas-
on are expected to be played on the
home diamond May 4 and 5, when
the Wolverines meet a Minnesota
squad which Coach Fisher terms the
"toughest" in the Conference, and
at Columbus June 8 and 9, when a
strong Ohio State team will provide
the opposition for the Michigan
scinad. Minnesota and Ohio State fin-
ished fourth and fifth respectively,
last year in the final standings.
Michigan's two series with the Irish
should produce some colorful games.
The rivalry between the two teams is
particularly strong, especially after
last season. The Wolverines took two
games from Notre Dame here early in
the campaign, but could gain no more
than a split with the Irish in a
doubleheader at South Bend.
Play Service Teams
The present schedule is subject to
some additions, Fisher said, as he ex-
pects to card several games with
service groups and with some of the
smaller colleges nearby. These con-
tests will probably be scheduled for
midweek dates.
The schedule follows:
April 13. 14, Western Michigan,
here.
April 21, Illinois, here.
April 27, 28, Notre Dame, South
[Bend.
May 4, 5, Minnesota, here.
May 11, 12, Notre Dame, here.
May 18, 19, Indiana, here.
May 25, 26, Wisconsin, Madison.
May 301 Western Michigan, Kala-
mazoo.
June 1, 2, Purdue, Lafayette.
June 8, 9, Ohio State, Columbus.
I-M Cage Results
Delta Kappa Epsilon 2, Lambda
Chi Alpha 0 (forfeit).
Sigma Phi Epsilon 2, Phi Sigma
Delta 0 (forfeit).
Alpha Tau Omega 2, Zeta Beta
Tau 0 (forfeit).
Sigma Chi 51, Gaffers 43.
INDEPENDENT LEAGUE
Golden Bears.........5 1 .833
Robert Owen .... .....4 2 .667
Rebels...............4 2 .667
Hi-Temps ............1 5 .167
jForesters .............0 4 .000
GoldensBears 2, Hi-Temps 0 (for-
feit).
Robert Owen 42, Rebels 34.

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Ross Hume, Witherspoon, Forrestal To Run;
Doherty May Also Enter Two Relay Teams
By BILL MULLENDORE
At least four, and possibly more, members of the Michigan track squad
which last weekend nosed out Illinois by an eyelash for the Western Con-
ference Indoor Championship will compete in the annual Chicago Relays
Saturday at the Chicago Stadium.
Wolverine coach Ken Doherty has already selected the two Hume
twins, Ross and Bob, Dick Forrestal, and Julian Witherspoon as individual
entries. He may also nominate one or two relay teams if sufficient compe-
tition is offered.
Bob Hume will be entered in thee'

Bankers' Mile where he will meet the
best of the current mile crop. Gund-
er Haegg, the "Flying Swede," who
was soundly defeated in his first two
mile efforts on American soil, and
Jimmy Rafferty, Haegg's conqueror
)n both occasions, will furnish the
thief opposition.
Brother Ross has been named for
she special 1,000-yard dash, where he
will have a chance to add to his
laurels gained in the Big Ten meet
in which he garnered two first places.
Also entered in this event are Les
Eisenhart,well-knownestar at the
distance, and the veteran Charlie
Beetham.
The 60-yard dash will find
Witherspoon running against Illi-
nois' Larry Buster, who has twice
bested Withe'spoon this season.
Barney Ewell, who took the K. of
C. 60 last Saturday by running
down the track all alone after his
three competitors had been dis-
qualified, is also slated to run.
Forrestal is scheduled to run in
the 600-yard dash against Bob Kelley,
Illinois' middle distance star who won
the half mile and 440 at the Big
Ten meet. Kelley beat Forrestal in
the former event. Also running will,
be Jimmy Herbert, the veteran cam-
paigner who has made the 600 his
specialty.
Other events which may bring
forth Wolverine entries are the two-
mile relay and the distance medley

relay. Doherty indicated that he
would enter teams in both if any
competition presented itself.
The squad as a whole is pointing
for the annual Purdue Relays to be
held at Lafayette, Indiana, March
24. Michigan will have a com-
plete team entered for this famous
carnival which will draw cinder
stars from all over the country.
Substantially the same personnel
composing the team which won the
Big Ten title last Saturday will
make the trip, Doherty indicated.
The Purdue Relays will wind up
the indoor season, after which the
Wolverines will take things easy for
about two weeks prior to the open-
ing of the outdoor grind. First sched-
uled outdoor competition is the Penn
Relays, carded for April 28 at Phila-
delphia.
Practice Starts at MSC
EAST LANSING, March 13-(4P)-
Outdoor baseball practice at Michi-
gan State College today marked the
earliest start of outdoor drills in 21
years.
John Kobs, Spartan baseball coach,
said he expects to have one of his
strongest teams this year.
Albert Amiss, Michigan State
ground's keeper for the past 21 years,
said today's practice was the earliest
start of outdoor baseball drills since
he had been 'at th? college.

Pairings for the opening round of Saturday at Waterman Gym has the
the I-M basketball elimination tour- following games scheduled:
nament in which the first and see- 1:30-Naval Supply vs. Nu Sigma
and place teams of four leagues will Nu. Rangers vs. Delta Tau Delta.
participate have been announced by 2:30-Sigma Phi Epsilon vs. the
Howard Liebee, director of the tour- winner of a playoff between the
ney. Rebels and Robert Owen. Golden
Bears vs. Sigma Chi.
Drawings were arranged in such a Bers im h.
Semi-final matches are slated for
way tiat no two teams from the same March 24 with the finals to be played
league could possibly meet each other March 31.
until the finals. I Final team standings in each league
The first round, to be played off together with results of games last

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Sign up for Michigan Union Staff Banquet
3:00-5:00, March 13-16
To Be Held 12:30, March 17

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Sangeneers 2. Batt. I 0 (forfeit).
Rangers 26, Fourth Lloyd 19.
Sigma Chi V-12 61, RONAGS 43.
Co. C 55, Naval Supply 47.
PROFESSIONAL FRAT LEAGUE
Nut Sigma Nu .........7 0 1.000
Delta Tau Delta ......6 1 .857
Phi Chi ...............4 3 .571
Delta Sigma Delta ......4 3 .571
Xi Psi Phi .............3 3 .500
Alpha Kappa Kappa . .2 5 .286
Sigma Alpha Epsilon . .1 6 .143
Phi Rho Sigma ........0 6 .000
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 52, Phi Rho
Sigma 30.
Delta Tau Delta 66, Delta Sigma
Delta 28.
Nu Sigma Nu 2, Alpha Kappa Kap-
pa 0 (forfeit).
Xi Psi Phi 43, Phi Chi 42.
GENERAL FRAT. LEAGUE
Sigma Phi Epsilon .....7 0 1.000
Sigma Chi.............6 1 .857
Delta Kappa Epsilon ... .5 2 .714
Alpha Tan Omega .....3 4 .429
Phi Sigma Delta ......3 4 .429
Lambda Chi Alpha ....2 4 .333
Zeta Beta Tau ........2 5 .286

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