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13, 1948


Fnveileat s World SotPute


58-Foot 1-4Inch Shot Spurs
American Olympic Hopes

Wolverines efeat aws 9-7

Michigan's mighty shot-putter,
Charles Fonville, gave United
States Olympic hopes a healthy
boost with a world-record-shat-
tering performance at the Kansas
Relays yesterday.
Fonville pushed the 16-pound
iron ball 58 feet 14 inch to top the
recognized world's standard of 57
feet 1 inch set by the former
Louisiana State University giant,
Jack Torrence, at Oslo, Norway in
For the big weight tosser from
Ann Arbor, the Kansas perform-
ance marked the culmination of a
goal toward which he has been
pointing for three years.
Future Dim at First
When Fonville reported to
Michigan's track coach Ken Do-
herty back in 1945,-his future as a
shot-putter did not appear to be
any too bright. He weighed only
195 pounds which, as weight men
go, is not very heavy. (The na-
tion's four top shot-putters, up to
Fonville's time, all weighed in at
over 235 pounds.)
However, the slim kid from De-
troit displayed fine co-ordination,
and he moved across the white'
circle with terrific speed.
In his first year of competition,
he smashed the varsity record for-
merly held by the great Bill Wat-
son, and from that time on he has
been climbing steadily toward his

present position as top man among
the world's shot-putters.
Last Year Thought Peak
Last year, as a sophomore, Fon-
ville hit the 54 foot 10 inch mark,
and it was generally conceded that
because of his lack of brawn, that
he had reached his peak.
However, when the thinclads
came out for action this fall, Big
Charlie showed in his first prac-
tices that he was still going up,
and he proved just how good a
"good little man" can be at the
Michigan State Relays, when he
boomed the iron ball 56 feet 71/
inches to top the world's indoor
record held by Al Blozis of George-
From there on in, during the in-
door season, it was just one record
smashing performance after ano-
ther, with Fonville shooting at his
own mark every time he stepped
into the circle.
He reachel his peak at Lafay-
ette, Indiana, when he won the
Purdue Relays with a mighty
heave of 56 feet 10 5/8 inches.
Charlie's Surprise
Since the beginning of the out-
door season, rumor has had it that
Fonville was bettering Torrence's
mark in practice, but none of the
reports even hinted at a perform-
ance such as Charlie turned in

Slugfest Win Over Hawkeyes
Gives 'M' Nine Two Straigtt

(Special to The Daily)
IOWA CITY, Ia., April 17-
Iowa's Hawkeyes sent Al Dimarco
to the mound today in an effort
to revenge yesterday's 5-2 defeat
at the hands of the Michigan
nine, but the husky right-hander,
couldn't retire a batter in the
first inning and went to an early
shower as the Wolverines went on
to cutslug the home seam, 9-7.
Ed Heikkinen started for the
Maize and Blue but was yanked
in the fifth after giving up five
tallies. Bud Rankin came in to
finish and was credited with!
the win.
Wes Demro, who took over the
pitching chores from Dimarco in
the first, gave up five runs to the
aggressive Maize and Blue and
was tagged with the loss.
Bump Elliott began the frolics
in the initial stanza as he wal-
loped the first pitch into deep
right-center for a triple. Ralph
Morrison followed with a lusty
two-bagger and Michigan was
one up on the Hawks.

Weisenburger kept the rally alive
with a long double to 1. ft, sending
another Michigan run home and
Dimarco to the club house.
Dom Tomasi, who was the Wol-
verines' big gun with three bits
and four RBI's, pumped out a
one-base hit to score Kobrin and
Iowa notched a single tally in
the last of the first on a single
by Smith, a base on balls, and
a miscue by Weisenburger.
Tomasi's double in the third
after Weisenburger's walk gave
Michigan its fifth run, but the
rally was nipped in the bud as the
second sacker was cut down try-
ing to stretch his hit into a triple.
Iowa gave no quarter, however,
and exploded for four runs in the
bottom half of the third to tie the
game up. Heikkinen issued a pass
to his opposing moundsman, Ko-

brin bobbled Smith's easy roller,
Erickson and Tedore punched out
one-baggers and Dittmer doubled
for the scores.
The Ilawkeyes ;orged into the
lead in the fifth on a pass to
Tedore, a sacrifice by Dittmer
There's Still Time . .
You still lave plenty of time
to enter the D~aily 100 yard
dash contest. Phone the en-
tries to 8109 or deliver them
in person to the I-M building
See the trophy awarded to
the winning organization now
on display in the window of a
State Street bookstore. And
don't forget, medals will be
awarded to the first twelve

NEW RECORD HOLDER ... Chuck Fonville

Feature of the Week


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sity High School, not later than
April 24.
Student Recital: Maryjane Al-
bright, soprano, will present a
program in partial fulfillment of
the requirements for the degree
of Bachelor of Music at 8:30 p.m.,
Tues., April 20, Rackham Assem-
bly Hall. Miss Albright is a pupil
of Arthur Hackett, and will sing
groups of English, German, Ital-
ian and French songs. The public
is invited.-r
Events Today
Radio Programs:
9:15-9:45 a.m., WJR, Hymns of
Freedom. Donald Plott, music di-
rector; James Schiavone, narra-
6:30-6:45 p.m., WPAG, Your
Money. Mr. E. H. Gault, professor
of marketing and Mr. D. M.
Phelps, professor of marketing.
Theta Sigma Phi. Initiation, 5
p.m., Henderson Room, Michigan
League. Dinner.
Michigan Sailing Club: Meet
today at 9 a.m., Michigan Union,
for ride to Whitmore Lake.
.Z.F.A.: Picnic - Seminar on
"Resolved: Zionism is a Liberal
Movement." Meet at Hillel Foun-
dation, 2 p.m. Sign list at Hillel
for reservations. Refreshments
(small fee).
U. of M. Hot Record Society:
Mr. Phil Diamond will present a
program 8 p.m., Grand Rapids
Room, Michigan League. Every-
one welcome.
Coming Events
Gilbert and Sullivan Society:
7 p.m., Mon., April 19, full rehear-

American Society of Mechanical
Engineers: Field trip to Ford Mo-
tor Co. Glass Plant in Dearborn,
Michigan, 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tues-
day and Wednesday, April 20 and
21. Sign up on the ASME bul-
letin board, outside the Heat En-
gine Lab. in W. Engineering.
Sigma Rho Tau, Stump Speak-
ers' Society: 'Tues., April 20, 7
p.m., Michigan Union. Exchange
speakers from Detroit, contest
practice, and circle training.
U. of M. Radio Club: Tues.,
April 20, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 1084, E.
Engineering. Mr. Cline of the
Electrical Engineering Depart-
ment will speak on, "Television
Problems in Amateur Radio."
Sociedad Hispanica: conversa-
tional group, April 19, 3 p.m., In-
ternational Center.
La p'tite causette: Mon., April
19, 3:30 p.m., Michigan League.
I.Z.F.A.: News Report, 8 p.m.
Tues., April 20. Rabbi Morris Ad-
ler, of Detroit, will speak on "A
Program for American Jews."
Singing and dancing at 7:30. All
United World Federalists: Mem-
bers who are willing to donate

blood in order to secure funds to
help support the World Govern,
ment College Forum are request-
ed to call Mary Drollinger, 2-2591.
Student League for Industrial
Democracy: Membership meet-
ing, Tues., April 20, 4:15 p.m.,
Michigan Union.
Michigan Dames: Interior Dec-
orating group meets Mon., April
19, 8 p.m., at home of Mrs. A. T.
Scheips, 1511 Washtenaw. Mrs.
H. K. Smith, of Milford, Mich.,
will speak on "Furniture Refin-
Michigan Dames: Child Study
group meets Mon., April 19, 8
p.m., at the home of Mrs. John
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