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Weinberg's Records Point to Best Year

Purdi t asket ball Til
Hints at New 'MV' Look,

Michigan's oldest pool record
/ent the way of all records two
-eks ago, and last Saturday one
f the newest marks took the same
Dick Weiiber, co-captain of
lie Wolveine wimtnng uain,
dded ar-otl I:e aciomplishment, to
is long line of aquatic successes
,Ihen he broke the record ort th
0-yard free style in the time of
2.8 seconds. The record of 22.9
,as held since 1938 by Waldemar
romski, a former Michigan great.
urther distinguished himself as
qualing the pool record for the
00-yard free.style at 51.1 seconds.
'he record was previously held by
ill Smith of Ohio State who set
in 1948.
Dick, a free style dash spe-
cialist, has been swimming in
competition for about six years.
In high school, his first love was
football, with basketball and
track occupying his spare time.
back injury suffered in track
ended his football career and
.einberg turned to swimming.
During the summer of 1947, Dick
as one of the swimmers invited
participate in the Keo Nakama
nnual Swim Meet held in Hono-
zlu, Hawaii at the Kakiki Nata-
There he participated as one
wurth of a relay team composed
f Wally His (Iowa), Halo Hirose
hio State) and Bill Smith ,Ohio
tate), and gave exhibitions
roughout the Islands and in the
nited States.
DICK LIKED Hawaii so well

that he intends
after graduation
oiting for him

to return there
where a job is
in a Hlonolulul

One of the most memorable
events in nick's swimming ca-I
reer is the NC'AA meet held in
Seattle in 1947 when he won'
both the 50 and the 100-yd. free
style events. In addition, he
was the anchor man of the rec-
ord-breaking medley team of
Holiday, Sohl and Weinberg
which copped the 300-yard

The 5,000-odd fans who took the
time to see the Wolverines dump
Purdue Monday night, besides see-
ing one of the best games of the
season, may have had a preview of
what is to come it) Michiain bas-
After the first five minutes of
the game, which looked like the
first round of a boxing match,
with both teams feeling each other
out and afraid or unable to land
a punch, the fans witnessed some
very fine basketball.

Perhaps the greatest disap- v. MICHIGAN played a good game
pointment in his swimming career throughout most of the contest,
was his inability to qualify for the but the outstanding factor was a
1948 Olympics held last summer. style of play, at certain times dur-
Leading his heat in the elimina- ing the battle, which was quite
tion trials, Weinberg developed a unfamiliar to Wolverine followers
cramp in his leg and was forced of the last two or three years.
to retire from the race. DICK WEINBERG Evidences of a fast-break and
... new champ twice race-horse basketball colored
AS FAR AS Dick is concerned
the biggest meet of the year will
take place in March 'when the SAGE SA TCH SAYS:
Big Nine Swim Meet is held 6 t
Purdue. For the past tw o years ! s EeoBe
he has placed second in both the
50 and 106-yard free style events.

Last year he finished behind
Olympic champ Wally Ris of
Iowa in the 10 and another
Olympic star, Keith Carter of
Purdue in the 50.
Carter, who will have the ad-
vantage of swimming in his own
pool, has unofficially cracked Ris'
Big Nine record in the 100 this
season and may try to make it of-
ficial next month.
This is Dick's last season of col-
legt competition and if his per-
formayce of the past two weeks is
any indication, watch out Wally
Ris !

Over Pugilistic Prowess

Michigan's usual conservative
type of play. Although the Wol-
verines frequently lost the ball
because they did try to start
down the floor quickly instead
of waiting to get set, this style
of play did prove to be effee-
This was one of the factors
which contributed to the record-
breaking point-total Mack Su-
prunowicz piled up. Supe looked'
even better than he does from his
usual forward position when he
raced in under the basket for
ANOTHER contributing factor
to his performance, while we're on
the subject, was the play of Boyd
McCaslin. Boyd did one of the fin-
est jobs of his career here at
Michigan. He was a relentless
ball-hawk and set up what seemed
like at least half of Supe's shots
while he was in the game.
Bill Mikulich, who evidently
has adopted Purdue for a cous-
in, had his best night of the
season Monday. In the first
game against Purdue Bill pacedI
the Wolverine scorers, but
looked even better against them
this time. His work with Supe
at forward highlighted the eve-
ning's performance.
Michigan will lose most of its;
present players this June. Aside
from Hal Morrill and sophomore
center Leo V inde1lmuy all ,Xcpt
cne of the leu'lls are , li l.-
"Super'' Suprnnowicz will bel
back for one more season . . . to
lead Michigan in the fast break
if the rest of the t eam which
Coach Ernie McCoy develops fits'
this style of play.
Great things could be in store
for Michigan!
Five men will represent Mich-
igan in the Union sonsored tele-r
graphic billiard tournament, to be
held at 8:30 p.m. today in the
Union's billiard room.
The men are Harold Kippen,"
Joseph Plazonja, Lawrence Gray,
William Jewell. and Timothy Har-
Michigan's team will compete
with those of six other midwest
colleges: Notre Dame, Purdue, In-
diana State Teachers College. In-

FENCING IS an outstanding
collegiate sport in Michigan's Col- with each meet and if his ailing limb is on the mend, the Buckeye
leges and Universities. Wayne, duo can expect some trouble from that quarter.
Michigan State, the University of The swimming team is one of four OSU squads that will
Detroit and Lawrence Tech boast be in Ann Arbor this weekend. Included in the mass exodus from
vighland Park Junior Colleges Columbus will be the gym, wrestling and track aggregations. And
while this is going on, the Buckeye cage team will be playing host
However, Michigan's prestige to Michigan's hardwood squad. By the way, the Ohio gymnasts
in the nation's fencing circles have a fancy performer who might give Bob Schoendube some
continues to grow as the Scimi- Itrouble on the trampoline. After he finishes his diving stint for
ta Cf t eunoffnivca itypdse - the natators, Harlan will move across the hall of the I-il Building
laurels to Wolverine fame. to challenge Schoendube. Versatile, these Buckeyes!
Highly popular on the east and Getting back to swimming and Matt Mann . . . Matt, who was
west coasts, fencing is gradually born in England, copped the British Empire free-style championship
permeating the mid-west and the when he was only 16. After he came to the United States, he took over
Western Conference. In addition, coaching duties at Yale and Harvard. It wouldn't really be so unusual,
the NCAA recognizes the sport. except that Matt piloted both schools at the same time. And what's
The governing body of amateur more, he was directing the pool activities of Navy during the same
fencing is the Amateur Fencers period. I was wondering what Matt did in his spare time, until I
League of America, an organiza- found out that he was simultaneously coaching the Princeton natators
tion which sponsors tournaments
and generally promotes fencing in by mail!!!!
almost every major city in tIhe
United States. 1lIM McTNTYPE, the Minmwsota string-bean who helped squelch

Feiieing Tilt
To Be HeldI
Heise Soon
Another tribute came to thet
Scimitar Club, Michigan's unof-
fieial fencing team with the an-
nouncenent (hat the Michigan1
Iitercollegiate 'Three Wea ponr
Championships would be held in1
Ann Arbor, Saturday, March 19th.
The fencing event of the year
is thus added to the calendar of
outstanding sports events to beE
held in Ann Arbor this winter.

by b. s. brown, sports editor
11/1ATT MANN. Michigan's swimming coach, is priming his lads for
the invasion of Ohio State's natators Saturday. The Bucks are
the number one obstacle to Michigan's retaining the Conference
championship which the Wolverines won at Iowa last year. I don't
know how the rest of the fellows feel about the meet, but Ralph
Trimborn, Michigan's top diver, insists that the Wolverines are going
to dump the Buckeyes come Saturday afternoon.
Incidentally, Ralph will have quite a job on his hands with the
Columbus divers. Bruce Harlan, Olympic three meter titlist, and
Jack Calhoun are two of the best board artists around and nosing
them out won't be half as easy as Ralph might like. Trimborn in-
jured his foot last week and came through with only a fair per-
fr-an n-inftnfnhr nvPi ha hsa ar mrvr

iiuerm en, Sd eiv etord

Call it the breaks, if you will,
ut it wasn't lack of effort that
ut the Wolverine track squad two
oints behind the fighting Illini
i last Saturday's triangular meet.
Four of Coach Don Canham's
en put forth the best efforts of
eir tra.ck careers when the squad
Iged out Purdue, but bowed to
1e Illini.
CAPTAIN 1OB Thomason ran
4:21:6 mile and was followed
cross the finish line by Justin'
illiams, who turned in his best
me, 4:28.8.
Eck Koutonen, Olympic hop-
step-and-jump performer,
broad jumped his greatest dis-
Lance, leaping 23 feet, K inch.
The pole vault bar was cleared
t 3 feet, 9 inches by Ed U1-
estal, also marking his top per-
Hard luck tagged two Wolver-
ies when Clay Holland, almost a
ard ahead of the field in the low
urdles, tripped and failed to
lace, and Art Henrie was nosed
ut of first place in the 60-yard
ash by inches.
MICHIGAN WAS shut out in
me quarter mile when Bob Serge-
n tied up on the last lap and
liled to count any points. And in
ae broad jump, It was only a
action of an inch that disquali-
ed Eric Koutonen's best jump of
Le evening which would have

been good for five first-place
i points.
The uile run, the most excit-
ing event of the day, kept the
spectatorsaon their feet for four
minutes and 21.6 seconds, as
Bob Downs of Illinois nosed out
Thomason by five-tenths of a
Thomason had the lead coming
off the last turn of the final lap,
but Downs took the turn wide and
There will be a meeting of
Phi Epsilon Kappa at 7:30 p.m.
tonight in Room 3-D of the
Michigan Union.
started to edge up. It was stride-
for-stride down the stretch when
Downs knifed ahead to shatter the
And that's what we mean by
"breaks"-those five-tenths of a
second could have meant victory
for the Wolverines.
A League-Residence
Hinsdale 43, Prescott 15.
Winchell 33, Hayden 27.
Strauss 26, Williams 24.
Wenley 38, Lloyd 35.
B League - Residence
Winchell 24, Vaughan 18.
Tyler defeated Fletcher on a
Williams 24, Cooley 22.
Adams 29, Green 17.

. . . it's a right to the head by
Setomer . . . a smashing blow to
the midsection by Setomer . . . a
mountain moving left hook to the
jaw by this slugging wonder . . .
though he's only an amateur now,
folks, look for this boy's name
among the serious contenders in
the not too distant future ..."
That's the way it was eight
years ago when Lee 'Satch' Se-
tomer, now a senior at Michigan's
School of Engineering, won his
thirteenth consecutive amateur
bout by a K.O.
TIlE NO<ING pi\omoters who
tlsually spoke in conservative
tones were heard making enthus-
iastic remarks concerning a cer-
fain young pugilist who displayed
a combination of intelligence,
speed, and a convincing left that
would stand up in any ring.
But the time came when Lee
arrived at the crossroads, one
path leading to a professional
ring career, the other back to
school, with his mother, whose
main ambition is to see him
graduate, a civil engineer,}
throwing .iabs for this latter
Fame and fortune were just
around the corner. The "big time"
with all its inducements beckoned,
but the "Kid" from Manhattan
couldn't bring himself to answer
its seductive call. His mother's
peace of mind meant more to him
than all the trophys and coveted
championships ever collected.
'Satch,' as this well - built,
friendly guy is called by everyone
who knows him, is a living testi-
mony shattering the argument of
those prejudiced few who insist
that boxers have been and al-
ways will be cauliflower-eared.
moronic individuals.
INSTEAD OF merely pulling
good grades in engineering school,
a full time occupation with most
students, Lee has time left over
to devote to his true love, the ring.
Monday, Wednesday and Fri-
day, he can be found at the
IM Building, coaching anyone

who cares to learn boxing or
get into good physical condi-
tion. At the present time, Satch
is promoting the boxing show
which will take place, March
To further the argument, Lee!
graduated from high school at the
quiz kid age of 15 years, and im-
mediately entered New York's City
Domestic trouble forced him
out of school to look for a job
to help pay the rent.
IT WAS while caddying at a
New York country club, whereI
Setomer sparred around with a'
few of his buddies in his spare
time, that he was noticed by
Benny Valgar, whom the old tim-
ers will nostalgically remember
as one of the greatest flyweight
champions that ever threw a jab.
Valgar, who liked Satchmo's
ability and the way- he did
things, employed him at his
dress shop in the day time and
instructed him in the finer
points of boxing after working
hours at Stillman's Gym, an in-
stitution whose list of fighters,
past and present, reads like a
roster of all time greats from
the annals of pugilistic history.
Lee developed into a first rate
fighter through much hard work
and perseverance, but after his
thirteenth bout, Satch turned in
his boxing robe and gloves, for
the promise of a cap and gown.
4 * *
ALMOST AS SOON as he re-
entered City College, in 1942,
Satch received one of those per-
sonalized "Greetings" postcards
which Uncle Sam was prone to
send his nephews at this time.
Due to his physical and men-
tal abilities, Setomer was sent
to Chapel Hill Preflight school,
North Carolina. In spite of a
rigorous training program, Lee
managed to win the base box-
ing championship.
After serving three and a half
years as a pilot, rising to the rank
of Lieutenant J.G., Satch decided
to return to school to collect that

I .

* the Wolverines' howl for another Conference cage crown last
SINCE iWTROIT is a hot-bed week. might refuse lucrative pro offers anld enter the ministry utpon
for the sport, fencers from all graduation
imirts of the middle west partici-

pate in tournaments here. The
University's fencers have fared
well in these matches.
Recently copping the StateI
Three - Weapon Championship,
the Scimitar Club trio of Pete
Young, Ed MicloIff, and Dave
Marnett has helped spark en- I
thusiisin toward fencing at-
taining varsity status on cani-
Young took the Foil crown,
Micleff nabbed the Epee cham-
pionship, and Barnett wpn the
Sabre title to give the Scimitar
Club the state title.
The group hopes to add the
state college crown to its ever
growing trophy case.
Princeton 47, Yale 45.
Long Island U. 78, Maryland
State 64.

This is only a rumor, so take it for what it's worth: Army
and Notre Dame may resume warfare on the Yankee Stadium
gridiron one of these seasons . . . Frank Leahy, head Irish coach,
is one of the principal instructors at the 17th annual Purdue
Football Clinic. Leahy will lecture at Lafayette on the T for-
iation--what else?-April 8.
Bob Chuappuis, Michigan's 1947 all-American tailback, tells this
one a out Lennie Ford, his ex-Wolverine teammate on the Rose
Bowl e hampionship squad. Lennie was at his end position for the
Los Angeles Dons last year while Chap was in the backfield for the
Brooklyn Dodgers. Just before the two pro teams met, scout reports
revealed that Ford never rushed. The Dodger backs were told that
he waited on the line of scrimmage to cover thrusts at the flanks,
Chappuis, who had taken many a shocking tackle from Ford in
practice here, closed his eyes and tried to visualize a waiting Ford.
"When he played, it was like I thought," Chap said. "Ford rushed
all afternoon and I was never hit so hard or so often in all my days
of football."
"Lennie almost killed me," Chap recalled. "After each of those
tackles, he'd pick me up and set me back on my wobbly legs and
say, 'Sorry, Bob. I'm just doing my job. No hard feelings.'"

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