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Natatory Expected To Triumph to All Except, y HANK
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By BUD IO VITI
In their last dual Conference tweet of the 1945 season, the ]Maize and
Blue swimming squad will face Ohio State University today, at Columrbu.
in what promises to be no more than a final ttaie-up for the Initer-Colle-
giates, two weeks hence.
Riding on the crest of the Big Ten Ch~anmpionship, in which Mat
Mann's boys collected five out of nine first places over the seven other
major Midwestern college; last Saturday, the Michigan natators are expected,
according to pure statistics, to triumph over the Buckeyes handily.
_____- -~Ohio State, which camne in second I
-~ Jto thc Wolverines by twelve points ini
W orl oi c ies the Confeirnce meet, will threaten
maizLe and Blue supremacy only inj
f Ba e b ll th e diving and long ditstantrce free'-3
Of B"asket al istyle events.
B~uckeyes to Take Diving
Sat ..O a4li jRoy Billingsley, Kenr Chlristak:lo,}
and Bob :Stone, the Buckeye triumn-
fvirate of springboard artists, dlue toI
NEW ORK Mar l6-IPYColegetheir fine showing all through the
basketball's world series, a two-tour- season's comrpetition, are expected to
nament affair leading to the crowning breeze through the fancy diving event.
of the champion on March 29, opens with little difficulty.
in Madison Square Garden tonight I Michigan's opposition to this for- ?
vt~ili wo thefirt rund ame inmidable trio lies wholly on the shoiu1-
withtwoof liefirs rond ame iers of little Ullyses Lopez, the c-
the national invitation tournament, adorean gymnast, and according to
Rensselaer Plolytechnic Institute of coach Matt Mann, "one of the gaini-I
'troy, N. J., whose 13 straight victo- est fellows on the squad"j
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By HANK MVANTIIO
Another highlight of the Chicago Relays this Saturday which will have
a coniglomerationi of famned athletes competing in the various events, the
most notable of whom being G-under Haegg of Sweden, who will attempt
to win the Bankers' Mile championship, will be the return of veteran,
Jimmy Yler'beirt wlio will be seeking his fifth chiampionshiip am 6001 yards in
the stadium.
He will le coinpjering againist the newest star of middle distance men,
l hiore IHarris of Mo'gaii State. College, who is the National A. A. U. chai-
Pion at 600 ;yardls, and this contest between these two stalwarts will continue
a series of mneetings in New York and B~oston earlier in the season.
Herbert, whose old rival and neyresis Bob Uf c of Michigan was
d-la red a jrcies iconal ft short time ago it) a shady decision by the
National ,. A. U. officials., defeated his new opponent Harris in their
first two outings this season. However, Harris, who was new to the
hoards this year, managed to bidk uilleliougli valuable campetitive
experience to entale hint to turn the tables on his veteran adversary
atnd pioutid out victories in the Bueuineyci' 00 of the New York A. C.
games and over 600i yards in the National Championships to eveny the

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Bob Hume To Oppose Haegg in Banker's
Mile Ross Out for 1,000O-Yard dash. Crown
Ry MURRAY GRANT
Six members of Michigan's Western Conference indoor track cham-
paions will Journey to Chicago today to face some of the top thinclads of
the world in the annual Chicago Relay carnival.
Coach. Ken Doherty has named the Hume twins, Bob and Captain
Ross, Dick Forrestal, Julian Witherspoon. Dick Barnard. and Chuck Laur-
itsen as the Wolverine delegates to the relays, which will feature the
famous Banker's Mile.

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c'ou~t at two-all.
That these defeats at the hands of a comparaitive newcomer
humiliating to Herbert, is attested by the remarks made by the latter

were
after

in either the invitation or the NCAA
tournaments, tangles with Bowling
Green of Ohio in the opening en-
counter. Tennessee's defensive-mind-
ed Southeastern conference five meets
the razzle-dazzle rams of Rhode
Island state in the second game.
TDAY
MATINEE at 2:30
NIGHT at 8:-30
On Stage
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G The other two events generallyk
conceded to the Ohio Staters, are
the 220 and 440 freestyle distances.
Keo Nakama, the Hawaiian speed-
ster, and Seymour Schlanger, the
New York schoolboy, placed numbers
one and two respectively in these
events in the BSig Tren tourney, and
it is to be doubted whether they cant
Kbe beaten.
Opposing them will probably be
Charlie Fries, Gordon Pulford, or
maybe Mert Church. If Mann jug-
gles h is line-up around to put Church.
in the 220 and 440, and leave Fries
for the shorter distances, the compe-
tition between Church and Nakama
jmight p ossibly result in a much keen-
er race.
The rest of the events are fairly
well catalogued as to the point totals.,
Mann summarized them completely
before he went to Columbus yester- '
dlay as follows:
K~essler Picked in Breaststroke
"Munson should take the 150 yard
backstroke, by dint of his second
place to Bob Knight of- Indiana in!
Saturday's meet. The breaststroke
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Hlarris had beaten him. in the Nationals. He had all the racing luck,
and I had all the bad luck. One- of the bowl veered out on me twice, making
me cat my stride. Itt wasn't bad enough, that T was almost left at the
post when the starter gave us a quick gun. Nor was it had enough that
I: drew the orutsIde lane, something that seenms ito:,happ1en 1.o me more than
it does to anybody else."
These reasons by Herbert for losing were no dboubt authentic, but it
was always by impression that an. established athleteiof thre calib~er of Herbert
could. take defeats as gracefully as he could victories. After all, this is the
real test of a true athlete and it could easily be the distinction that is
drawn between a good athlete and a great; one. That Herbert was disgusted
and bitter is readily apparent, but that lie sh~nild express his emrotions on
such an impulse was rather purzling.
His defeat at the hands of Harris did not detract from his previous
records, ti'or discredit him in any way. It merely focussed attention on
the rise of a new star among the middle distance r-unners.
When Herbert opened the carp p aign with a triumph in the Mel
Sheppard 600 of the Millr'ose Meet, there were not protests heard from
Harris, who, because of his inexperience, stumbled and fell to the track
a -few yards from the starting line.
Nor were there any complaints the following week at Boston
Gardenu when Herbert had the better of the racing luck in winning the.
tilt with a 1:15 mark.

Bob Hume is Coach Doherty's nm
no-ination for this mile run and he will
Diam ond Crea~ce three strong opponents. Gne
es E aeggholder of many distance rec-
( # ords, will be the man to beat in his
.' EItiO~ third American appearance of his
* current tour. Haegg,' however, has
A lost his first two races this season,
P ractce lboth times to Jim Rafferty, New
eise I-~e sLatest judfae nsvnsat hsyear.
ShmoI~to PropectRosy Hume Expects Trouble
The second of the "dead-heat"
Michigan's baseball squad againj twins, Captain Ross Hume will carry
h eaded for the outdoor diamond yes- the Maize and Blue colors in the 1,000 '
torday after a first excursion Wed- yard dash, Ross will have consider-
;nesday was washed out and two teams able difficulty in annexing this crown
,hooked up in a game which, said as hie will face two of the best middle
Coach Ray Fisher, showed that' distance men in the country, Les
"things aren't going to be bad with Eisenhardt, former Ohio State star
us at all this season." and now running for Great Lakes,
According to Fisher, the brightest; and Charles Beethiam, veteran holden
newc, prospect for the Michigan nine £ er of many records, will provide Hu -
is JIack Weisenburger, an infielder me's ch ief threats as he seeks to add
Iwho has demonstrated one of the fin- ; to the glory he piled on himself when
est throwing arms the Wolverine h le took two first places at the Con-
mentor has ever observed on Ferry ference meet.
Field. Barnard to Run 100
Weisenburger Probable Shortstop Also in the 1,000 yard dash, Coach
aWeisenburger will probably go at DoetEa hse madt u
shortstop this year, filling the shoes beside Hume. This will further en-
of Bruce Blanchard, who was both a Ntan~ce the Wolverine possibilites in
hitting arid fielding star last spring. tr 1,000 yard run.
Fisher says that although Weisen-
burger may not hit as well as Blan-I Running in the 600 yard dash will
chard he will be just as good other-I be Dick Forrest-al who placed third
wise, in the Mel Shepard 600 at the Mill-;
Rounding out a fine short to sec- rose Games, and who has been a
and combination will be Walter Kell, consistent point-winner for the thin-
second string third baseman last clads all season.
season. Kell, Fisher states, will be( Forrestal Faces Kelley
as good as last :year's second sacker, 1 Forrestal will face two for'mer con- i
Charlie Ketterer. querors when he competes in this
Stevenson, Lund Buack; race. They are Bob Kelley. who nos-
Thus, the Wolversines will have i ed out For'restal in the Conference
Thus, the Wolverines will haveI half-mile, and Jimmy Herbert, vet-
marks a good ball club, With Bob eran New York Athletic Club runner.I
jHerbert defeated Forrestal in the
- j Sheppard 600 as lie copped this race
here will be a meeting of Sphinx ! for the sixth time since 1937.
at 12:110 p.m. today at the Milichi- Witherspoon~ will again face his
gai Union-all old and new mem~f-; nemisis. Larry Buster. Illinois 60 yard I
Lens are asked to attend.1 dash man, who has beaten "the
- ________ Spoon" in both their meetings. An-
other serious threat in the 60 yard~
Stevenson back as catcher and Don 1 dash will be Barney Ewell, who has
Lund in center field. the "middle" made this his specialty.
combination looks strong,. The final competitor for Michigan I
Two uld otswllbfledb will be Chuck Lauritsen, who hasI
Bill Gr'egor, last year's cleanup hitter been improving steadily this year,
who poled several basehits yesterday, and is expected to figure highly in thej
in left field, and Lund in center. Bill poevut
Nelson, a reserve last season, will ___
proba-bly play in right field, vacated
by last spring's regulars, Bob Wieseg i't D Tirt
and Bob Nussbaumer. Mri a tr
FBob Morrin, a reserve second base- I K illed in Italy

Hence, this match promises to he a wild and wooly affair, with both
contestants ready to go all out in an effort to establish their supremacy over
each other' and with eye on past events, it would not be at all surprising
to this scr'ibe if Harris once more turned the tables on Herbert.
TO/MORROJJ S WINNER:
ThomasonShows ThatY iit
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By BILL MULLENDORE
A lot of people have said that: col-
lege freshmen are not capable of
holding their own with older athletes
in normal times, even though they
have done pretty well inder relaxed
war'timne eligibility rules. But the
IMichigan track s juad boasts at least
one goo~i argtument against that no-
rtoiiiith oe person. of Bob Thonmason,
63--year old distance runner.
TI'oxzasonr, ta fryeshmarn from As-
F ts Tger
1EV1ANSVILLE, mId(], Mar'. 1.l~-
Arrival of rookie catcher Milton
IWelch, 20-year-old prospect from
Farmerville, Ill, today boosted the
Detroit Tigers baseball training camp
squad to 13 men, mostly pitchers and
catchers, as Manager Steve O'Neill
senrt his charges through their first
batting workout under a blazing
southern Indiana. sun.
Fully a half dozen 'Tiger pitchers
tossed 'enit into the hitters, throwing
I longer and harder than in any p3re-
viol.s drill.
Both. Newhouser, who won 29
games for Detroit last year, and.
"Trout, who copped. 27, took their
turns throwing to the hitters.

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bury Park, N.J., is the youngest var'-
sity athlete in Michigan athletic his-
tory. Apparently, yoath is no liandi-
cap to him, for lie has done more
thaa all right against older, mnore
matt:-e athletes.
Tvaok Coach Kerr Doherty has
no tniig but praise for his protege
and sees a brilliant future for the
boy "who is as good now as the
Hittie twins were as freshmen."
Comimentin g'oni the performance
of Thomiason, Doherty enthused,

"Hipovmne's making rapid improvement man oriui ±-± GWOzyears g
and should develop into a first- with the squad, and has be
!rate miler. Rob has a fine rn xnirng jing out at thiird base. iiisl
style alid 'good eompetitive spirit.'" Morrin "ok" in the field,
that it is likely that he
Thomas has been a miler for most. down the third base post.
(,f his cinder career but also does a 3 With starter Bo Bowman
competent job) in the halft-mile. Corn- I Ray "Red" Louthen, former
ing here more or less unheralded,i Michigan pitching star, no:
the long, lean New Jerseyite drew !home uniform. Fisher shot
Doherty's eye early and soon estab-! for the season. Only first
lished a reputation for himself. And !mains the big question mar
hie ts getting better all the time.
'Thomason's best performance , , .
came when it was most needed-at ICLA I 1
the Conference Indoor meet last
jweek-end. There, hie ran a. 4.27. { L4 1 4
mile, good for a three-way tie for
{second place and incidentally al -_____________
Smost four seconds faster than his________
best previous time. He also doubledI LOST AND FOU1
back for a. much-needed fourth __- __

Ten work- WASHINGTOYN, Mar. 16.---'~
her terms,
and says Tech. SOt. 'Torger D. Tokle, the chain-
will hold j pon ski ;jumnper, was killed. in action.
March 3 in Italy, the WUtar Depart-
back and I ment announced today.
kr Western 'roke. born in Orkdalil, Norway.
ow in the March 7, 1919, came to this couintry
rld be set fin October, 1942, His mother. Mrs.
tbase re- Emma Tokle. lives in Lokkenverk,
irk.. Norway. and a" brother, Kyrre, lives
- fat N oroton, Conn.
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--Lost Day
Andrews Sisters
"HER LUCKY NIGHT"
-- Starts Sunday

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place in the half-mile at a time I LOST: Brown leather wallet con-
when every additional point could I tamning about $15. Reward. Call
have meant the different between Mary Anne Berger, 22543.
victory or defeat for' the Wolver-
ines. LOST: Liberal reward for man's
Hamilton watch. Left in room 1121I
With teammate Archie Parsons,! Natural Science Wed. a. m., Call
artother' newvcomer to the Wolverine j Psychology department office. f
squad, Thomas entered the National ___-__
AAU 1,000-yard run at M~adisoni LOST: Silver' thunderbird pin, green
Square Garden between semesters stone, Sentimental value. Finlder
and carne away with a third place. call 5974. Reward.
ie iihdasatfu ad eid--- the winer, Don Burnlhialr. LOST: A lady's wrist watch. Re-
t mn te tig,+ eerty's I16.- ward. Call Betty Blaske; 24471.
year' old find has clipper: half a seer-- -_WANTED
a nd from the old freshman three-_____I____WANTED_________
quarter mile mar-k of 3:13.1. And iWILL PAY NEW PRICE for used
t hinS. ays Doherty is only the begin- "Student's Cambridge Edition of,
ring. With the outdoor s~'asonr still Shakespeare." Call 8703 afternoons
to come and the draft a distalt pos- or evenings.j
sibili ty, Thomason should have plen--*________________
tycf time to benefit from Dohierty's; HOUSEHOLD GOODS : Furniture,
expert tutelage. Perhap~s the prob- j rugs, beds and furnishings of all
leini of finding a successor to the kinds. Saturday and Sunday,
flume twins has already been solved.1 2--1989. 507 South Division.
£ YfIA &i~r£i tL~k TL1ATi

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