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Buckeye Tops 1500-Meter
Mark; Mann Takes Second

Ohio State's strong young free-
styler, sophomore Jack Taylor,
turned in the fastest 1500-meter
time ever recorded by an American
swimmer last night at the I-M
pool as the Western Conference
swimming championships got un-
der way.
.Taylor's clocking was 18:58.1.
* * *
THIS CRACKS the intercolle-
giate record of 18:59.3, set by Jack
Medica of Washington University
in 1935, and the Big Ten record
of 19:20.6, set last year by North-
western's Bill Heusner.
Matt Mann III of Michigan
was second to Taylor with a time
of 19:43.5, and Gus Stager of
Michigan, Chuck Stefanos of the
Buckeyes, and Iowa's Don Wat-
son completed the quintet of
Taylor toured the first 440 yards
in 4:53, and was under 10 minutes
for the half. He led Mann from
NEW YORK - (iP) - Dick
Schnittker of Ohio State, yes-
terday became the first west-
ern player to accept an invita-
tion to compete in the annual
East-West basketball game in
Madison Square Garden on
April 1.
the outset, but didn't lap the
Michigan captain until the 60th
length of the 66-length race.
TAYLOR'S TIME isthe third
fastest in history. The world's
record of 18:18 by Japan's Furuh-
ashi andhis teammate Hashizu-
* i's 18:32 being the top two.
The Big Ten championships
will really hit fever heat today,
with preliminaries in the diving
and five swimming events sched-
uled for 2:30 p.m. in the after-
noon, with the finals at 8:30 to-
night. ....
Matt Mann's Michigan swim-
mers will be out to present their
coach with an anniversary pres-
ent, since the veteran mentor is
coaching the Maize and Blue
swimmers for the 25th straight
year. Mann's men must upset the
favored Buckeyes from'Ohio State,
the defending conference champs,
to do that-and today should be
THE EVENTS to be run today
are the 50-yard free style, 220-
yard free style, the 150-yard back-
stroke, 200-yard breast stroke, low-
board diving, and 400-yard free
style relay.
The Buckeyes are strong in all
of these, and the Wolverines'
ability or inability to break
through the Ohio State domin-

ance should be demonstrated to-
In the 50, a strong field will be
fighting it out, with Herb Kobay-
ashi of Ohio State, Rusty Garst of
Iowa, Michigan's Dick Martin, and
Purdue's Chuck Thomas leading
the pack.
THE 220 WILL see the Buck-
eyes' Stefanos attempting to once
again turn back the challenge of
Wolverines Gus Stanger and Matt
Mann III.. In the backstroke, Pur-
due's Everett Brooks and Iowa's
Duane Draves are given an out-
side chance of besting the power-
ful Buckeye contingent which may
include Taylor, Bill Sonner, Gor-
don Leaf, or Joe Prata.
The 200-yard breast stroke
shapes up as a real battle with
Michigan's John Davies and
Stew Elliott, Iowa's Bowen Stass-
forth, Ohio State's Jose Bal-
mores, and Purdue's Bob Dun-
lop, fighting it out for the top
The lowboard diving should be
all Ohio State, according. to the
form book. Buckeyes Bruce Har-
lan, Hobie Billingsley, Jack Cal-
houn, John Simpson, and Joe
* * *

Favor Iliini
In Big Ten
(EDITOR'S NOTE-This is the last
in a series of stories spotlighting the
Western Conference Track and Field
Championship scheduled for today
and tomorrow in Champaign, Illi-
(Special to The Daily)
Champaign, Illinois - The
Fighting Illini, host team to the
Big Ten Track Championships,
are expected to win their third in-
door championship in the past
five years, as competition gets un-
derway in the qualifying trials
here today.
One of the finest fields in the
history of the Western Conference
classic is entered, paced by Michi-
gan's Charlie Fonville and Don
McEwen, Don Gehrmann of Wis-
consin, Len Truex of Ohio State,
Illinois' Don Laz and Lou Irons,
Frank Harder of Purdue, and
Charlie Peters of Indiana. .
IN PREVIOUS competition this
season, four athletes have turned
in performances better than exist-
ing Big Ten records.
- cEwen has toured the two-
mile in 9:06.9 compared to
Ralph Schwarzkopf's record of
9:10.7 and Gehrmann has run
a 1:51.8 half-mile, much bet-
ter than his own record of 1:53.1
Ohio's star sophomore, Truex
bettered the existing Conference
mile record when he out-kicked
McEwen to run 4:10.7 last week
and Laz, given the opportunity of
competing on his home floor, is
almost certain to top the pole
vault record of 14tfeet, 1 5/8
inches. The Illinois junior has
cleared 14-4 consistently.
RUGGED competition is slated
for the dashes, distance events,
and both hurdle contests. In the'
featured mile, there is a possibili-
ty that eight runners will break
the 4:20 mark, and it is expected1
that the milers will have to run{
under 4:15 to place in the meet.
In his second year as head1
coach, Michigan's Don Canham
is making strategic use of his
whole team by entering 35 men.
The Wolverines have been ratedl
an outside chance to take the
title and Canham is out to offset,
the seventh-place ranking earned1
by Michigan last year.l
Big Ten indoor meets have a habit
of providing an "anything can1
happen" class of competition is!
another important variable this
The coal strike has hit
southern Illinois severely and at
last notice, it was announced
that the meet will be run in an;
unheated field house.;

CHAMPIONS DEFEND BIG TEN TITLES-Six of the eight 1949 champions will defend their titles
in the Big Ten wrestling tournament in the University of Iowa field house today and tomorrow. Jack
Powers, Michigan's only Conference titlist, will compete in his regular 165-pound class after a ,
mediocre season at 175. Joe Scarpello of Iowa 'and Arnold Plaza of .Purdue will be seeking their
fourth straight championship and each also has won an NCAA title. Purdue's team will be after its
third successive team championship having won in 1948 and 1948 by one point.
Pucksters Face Michigan Tech at Home
In Two Game Series Beginning Tonight

...smashes records
* * . e
Marino will be the favorites, with
George Eyster and Jim Hartman
of Michigan given a chance to
break into the charmed circle.
The 400-yard free style relay,
tomorrow night's final event, can
go to any .one of three or four
teams, with Ohio State, Michigan,
and Iowa the favorites.
The preliminaries in the low
board diving will be at 9:30 this
morning. The remaining qualify-
ing events will start at 2:30 this
afternoon, and the finals in all of
today's events are scheduled to
begin at 8:30 tonight.

Vic Heyliger's Colorado-bound
hockey crew meets the Engineers
of Michigan Tech tonight and to-
morrow night in the return por-
tion of the home-and-home series.
Tonight's game is slated for 8
p.m. at the Michigan Coliseum.
EARLIER this season, the Hus-f
kies were hosts to the Maize and
Blue at Houghton and shared a
split with the Wolverines in the
two game duo. Tech edged past
Michigan, 3-2 in the first en-
counter while Heyliger's club
jumped back in the second con-
test to pound the Silver and Gold,
At' present, the Wolverines
claim 34 victories over Tech as
against their 20 losses and
three ties to the Northmen.
The Engineers have at present!
a season record of seven wins as
against five losses. The Wolver-

ines will be going into this series game last Saturday. Graham
with a record of 18 wins in 21 Cragg has also joined the casual-
contests. ty list since he has been confined
COACH Amo Bessone's squad to the hospital with the flu.
was dealt a severe blow last Janu-bn
aryjut ftr heHuskiesha If both Grant and Brumm
blasted Michigan State in a two are unable to compete this week-
gameseishatgastaeing.tw end, Heyliger will be faced with
game series at East Lansing. the possibility of having only
As the team was travelling two operating lines, especially
homeward, sophomore defense- if Eddie May has to play de-
man Bob Gitzen was killed in a fense in the absence of Cragg.
bus collision during a blinding
snowstorm near Gaylord, Mich. Under perfect conditions, the
The student manager, Dick Lou- Wolverines will have as their first
tit, was also killed in the crash. line Earl Keyes, Joe Marmo and
Starting lineup for the Huskies Grant. Gil Burford, Neil Celley
places Capt. Marc Olson, Ted 01- and Brumm comprise the second
son and Mike Sulentich on the line while Bob Heathcott, Paul
first line; Connie Adams, and Pelow and Eddie Maymake up
Bob Monahan on defense and the third offensive unit.
Jack Noblet in the nets. Being just three points short of
PRE-GAME information for the the all-time Michigan scoring
Wolverines still isn't too clear on record of 61 points established by
several points since Capt. Wally Gordie McMillan last year, Bur-
Grant and Lenny Brumm are ford's chances of shattering the
doubtful starters after sustaining mark appear bright this week-
injuries in the second Minnesota end.
No Fuss - No Bother - No Worry
No Parking Troubles
__ _ _ __ _ _

Purdue Slight Favorite to Win Third Title'
In Row; Wolverines Rated as Darkhorse
By'JERRY BALBUS has come down to the lighter"
Coach Cliff Keen will be aiming weight for the championships.
at his fifth Conference champion- Another top contender will be;
ship when the Big Tn mat com- Purdue's Jerry Dasso.
petition gets under way today at Defending the title which he
Iowa City, Iowa. has held for the last three years,
Pre-tournament favorite for the Joe Scarpello, Iowa's captain, will
meet is Purdue, who has won the find Illinois' Bill Vohaska also
title for the last two years by the making a determined bid.
slim margin of one point. However, THE OTHER undefended berth,
any one of four other teams, Illi-
nois, Michigan, Minnesota or the heavyweight division, finds
Ohio State stand angoodchance. Leo Nomellini of Minnesota foot-
IN DUAL MEETS this year, the ball fame as the most likely win
Maize and Blue wrestlers have ner with strong contention com-
compiled a commendable 6-2 rec- ing from Bill Biller of Ohio State.
ord with victories over Purdue, Nomellini has previously beate
previously unbeaten Ohio State, Miller, however, 5-2.
and a Navy team that had lost Points for the team title are
only once in its last 63 starts. scored on the basis of six points
Arnold Plaza, Purdue's out- for each first place, four for
standing performer will be back second, two for third and one
to compete for the 121-pound for fourth. Each fall or default
crown he has won four years in counts one additional point.
a row. Plaza is undefeated in 26
dual meets but has been side-
lined for part of the 1950 season
with a shoulder injury.
Michigan's Byron Dean, who has
fared pretty well in competition
will have to come a long way to
overtake Plaza. Cinder Meet
PURDUE'S other defending
champion, Joe Patascil will have EAST LANSING - (A) - The
no easy time in keeping his crown. Central Collegiate Conference
Larry Nelson, Wolverine star track and field meet, which lookec
sophomore at 128, will be grap- like an unwanted orphan because
pling to wrest it from him. of the coal shortage, will be stage
Nelson has been looking for Monday at Michigan State Gol-
this chance to prove his mettle lege.
ever since the Boilermakers Wednesday MSC said that
wrestled in Ann Arbor earlier in Notre Dame had agreed to take'
the year and Patascil was out of over the meet. But then E-
the line-up, ward (Moose) Krause, Notre
The 136-pound clash should be Dame athletic director, said the
a three-way fight between Captain Irish were having their own
Alan Rice of Minnesota, defend- coal troubles and would shut
ing titlist, Dave Space, another of down their fieldhouse over the
Michigan's top sophs and Bill weekend.
Brabender of Indiana. The meet was first set for Satur
* * *day at Michigan State College
ONE OF THE two undefended MSC asked Notre Dame to tak
slots will be at 145-pounds. The over because the college didn"
man to beat here is Boilermaker feel it had enough coal left to hea
newcomer, Jack Moreno, who is the fieldhouse for the afternoo
unbeaten so far and included in and evening affair.
his record is an 11-4 victory over
Michigan Captain Jim Smith.
Smith has come a long way Try FOLLETT'S First
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Bryce Keough, Ohio's 155-
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set him back with an impressive
5-2 victory.
Michigan's only defending
champ is Jack Powers at 165.
Powers has been wrestling at
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Seven Men Hold Key to Title
Bid of 'lVI' Gymnastics Squad

When Coach Newt Loken an-
nounced last week that he was
going to trim his travelling squad
down to seven, the Michigan gym-
nastics mentor had pretty well in
mind just whom he could count on
to produce those precious team
Loken has already started to
think in terms of the Conference
meet which is at the end of this
month. Or rather he has been
building up to it since the start of
the Big Ten season.
took to Madison Loken has prob-
ably the nucleus for most of the
team scoring which the Wolverines
will do on March 25 at Iowa City,
when for the first time all the
teams in the Western Conference
will be represented.
Only three more meets re-
main for the Lokenmen before
the Conference get - together.
This week-end they face ano-
ther stiff test when they jour-
ney to Columbus, Ohio to mix
with Ohio State and Purdue. The

Boilermakers may not have too
much to offer, but it is a safe
bet to assume that the Buck-
eyes will put the Wolverines
through some fancy paces be-
fare allowing them a victory.
Michigan missed a good chance
to compare notes on the trampo-
line and other events Saturday
when the Iowa Hawkeyes failed to
show up for the scheduled tri-
angular meet. Loken did learn
however that his choice for the,
seven-man nucleus was well-
made. * * *
BESIDES the dependables, Cap-
tain Pete Barthell, Ed Buchanan,
Tom Tillman, Connie Ettl, and
Gordie Levenson, the Michigan
acrobats picked up valuable points
in the side horse and high bar
when Bob Checkley and Jeff
Knight came. through. Knight was
third in the horse and Checkley
took fourth in both the horse and
high bar in the dual contest with
Knight has figured in the scor-
ing in three of the four meets to
date, as has Checkley. Jeff has
two seconds and a third so far and
Bob has two thirds and a fourth
to his credit.
Both are holdovers from last
year, Knight winning a letter for
his side horse specialization in
1949. Checkley works the side
horse as well as the high bar.




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