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Heart Beat Important
Distance Run Factor

Yale Natator Gains Swim Mark


Have a heart fellow, but take
it slow.
It may sound funny but this
crude statement may be termed
as an axiom for all long distance
runners. To be more distinct, if
your heart beats at the normal
rate of seventy-two times a min-
ute you have no business running
a one or two mile race unless
, you're doing it for fun.
LONG RANGE running events
stress primarily endurance rather
than speed. However, any track-
ster who aspires tp approach or
break a world's record in a race
covering a mile or over, must po-
sess excessive amounts of both
these qualities and this can only
North Carolina
Nips MSC, 8-1,
Michigan State ran into somie
fancy seven-hit pitching here yes-
terday and dropped an 8 to 1 de-
cision to the University of North
Carolina baseball team.
The Tarheels combined four
hits, a walk and two errors in the
fourth inning for four runs and
pushed over four more two in-
nings later on two hts, a walk, a
hit batsman and two more Spar-
tan miscues.
The Spartans matched the
North Carolina hit total but fail-
ed to bunch their blows. Dean
Cassell, Tarheel righthander whif-
fed 10 Spartan batters. State com-
mitted seven errors in all.

1500 Meter Record Set
By Marshall inAAU's

result with an abnormality of the
Gunder Haegg, the Swedish
track star who holds the world
record for the one and two mile,
had a heart beat of only 46 when
standing still and when put to.
pressure increased to 50. Paavo
Nurmi, the great trackster from
Finland, had a heart beat of 40
and at the finish of a race it
was still only pumping at the
rate of 50, far from the normal
Gil Dodds, former great Ameri-
can miler and two miler, had a
heart beat which was reputed to
be two and one-half times the size
of an ordinary heart and in an
uphill race his legs gave out before
his wind did.
EVEN WITH an abnormal func-
tion of the heart, a long distance
track runner must require long
and laborous training in order to
reach top efficiency. It is said that
the ordinary high school runner
does not reach his peak in a two
mile race until he is twenty-five
years old.
Don McEwen, brilliant Wolver-
ine two-miler whose heart pounds
at a 52 a minute rate, may be also
included in the "slow hearts" club
which includes great runners such
as Leslie MacMitchell, Jim Raffer-
ty, Glenn Cunningham and Gil
Dodds all of whose hearts ticked
between 43 and 55 a minute.
Greg Rice, former Notre Dame
track star, is probably the only ex-
ception to the axiom. His heart
beat 70 times a minute and thus
there lies the 'hope for any nor-
mal track aspirant.

Special to The Daily
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - John
Marshall, 20-year old Yale fresh-
man, set a new American record
last night when he won the Na-
tional AAU 1500-meter race in the
time of 18:37.
Marshall, who represented his
native Australia in the 1948 Olym-
pics, kicked himself home fully
sixty-five yards in front of Jim
McLane, also a Yale freshman,
who placed second.


... slow heart

First, Third Base Positions
Vacant by Stars Departure

A glance at the batting records
of the Big Nine for the 1949 sea-
son reveals the names of two
Michigan players above the .350
Unfortunately for Coach Ray
Fisher both these men-Jack Mc-
Donald and Ted Kobrin - have
graduated and leave the Wolver-
ines openings at first and third
base in the infield which is being
centered around the keystone
combination of Captain Bob Wolff
and Bill Bucholz.
McDONALD, a slugging left-
handed batter, hit .417 to finish
third in the conference while lead-
ing Michigan's hitters. Jack was

Friends gather 'round
Now that you've found


cinnati's seven - game winning
streak in the Grapefruit Belt came
down with a crash yesterday as
the New York Yankess battered
out a 14 to 2 triumph.
The Bombers scored eleven of
their runs off Ken Raffensberger,
who hurled the first five innings
and was tagged for 14 hits. Joe
DiMaggio, Gerry Coleman and
Yogi Berra collected three hits
* * *
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Phila-
delphia Phillies won their fourth
straight game in spring training
competition yesterday, walloping
the Washington Senators 10-3.
* * *

and Vern Bickford combined for
the five hit shutout.
* * *
PHOENIX, Ariz. - The New
York Giants pounded three pitch-
ers for 16 hits yesterday to sub-
due the Chicago Cubs 10 to 5 in
an exhibition baseball game.
The onslaught, topped by
homeruns from Henry Thomp-
son and Jack Harshaman, was
witnessed by 1,616 fans.
However, the Cubs were not
lacking in the four-base blow cat-
egory. Wayne Terwilliger and
Mickey Owen selected offerings
of Dave Koslo for their mighty
* * *
TUCSON, Ariz. - A wild throw
by pitcher Royce Lint of the Pitts-
burgh Pirates let in the winning
run yesterday as Cleveland's In-
dians shaded the National Lea-
guers 4-3 in an exhibition game
The winning Tribe got only a
half dozen safeties off Gerry Sta-
ley and Cloyd Boyer but bunched
two of them with the game's only
balk in the first inning for the
single run of the exhibition.
Al Rosen, on second through two
straight walks, darted for third
when Bob Kennedy rolled a bunt
down third base line and went on
home on a wild throw.
* * *

also a power hitter rapping four
homers and driving home ten
runs in Big Nine competition.
Kobrin, a four year performer,
was a star ofensively and de-
fensively. Batting in the fifth
position in the batting order for
most of the season, Kobrin
batted .351 for second on Mich-
igan's list and 12th in the con-
During the past month of prac-
tice, Fisher has narrowed the field
competing for these posts down
to four men.
* * *
smooth fielding first baseman,
was shifted to the outfield last
year to make room for McDonald's
potent bat and was a big help
at the plate in the early season.
Toward the end of the campaign,
his average dropped, but if he can
regain his hitting form of the
spring trip last year, the first base
job would probably be his.
Another senior Ed Froscheiser
is Morrill's competition for the
job. Froscheiser has been hit-
ting well in the nets at Yost
Field House and has had some
previous experience.
Two men with some experience
- Ted Berce and Gerry Dorr -
are vying for the vacant third
base post. Berce saw action at the
corner last year when Kobrin was
injured early in the campaign.
* * *
DORR PLAYED behind Bucholz
at second base last year and can
play anywhere in the infield if
needed. One of his most timely
hits was a homerun that broke
up a tie game with Notre Dame
at Ferry Field.
Barring any unforeseen hap-
penings, Wolff and Bucholz are
certain starters when the Michi-
gan squad opens its Southern
swing, April 7.
Both men were regulars last
year and should give the Wolver-
ines both offensive and defensive
strength up the middle. Bucholz
batted .293 in conference play to
place third among Maize and Blue
batsmen, and Wolff came through
with his share of hits.
Fisher is not worrying about
the defensive worth of his infield,
and hopes that some of his men
will improve enough to pick up the
hiting slack left by the departures
of Kobrin and McDonald.

MARSHIALL'S new record
smashes the record set in 1948 by
Ohio State's Jack Taylor. The fos-
mer record was 20:08.2.
Taylor, Big Ten champ, who
just last week established a new
NCAA and American record for
the same event in the time of
18:38.3, finished third in last
night's race. Just a few seconds
behind Taylor was Bumpy Jones,
a Detroit high school student,
swimming for Camp Chikopi.
Ralph Sala, of Stanford, swim-
ming unattached, was fifth.
What makes Marshall's time
even more amazing is the fact that
the race was swum in a 50-yard
pool. This long course invariably
slows down a swimmer's time as
compared with the 25-yard short
course. If the race were swum on
a short course it is likely that
Marshall's time would have been
considerably faster.
* * *
mate at Yale, is the Olympic
champion for the 1500-meter event
having edged out the Australian
swimmer in the time of 19:16, ten
seconds better than Marshall's
19:26, in the 1948 Olympics.
Indications that a new record
was under way became evident
early in the race, for Marshall's
time at the quarter-mile mark
was 4:43.8 going away. An idea
as to how fast this time is may
be gained by noting that the
winning time in the 440-yard
freestyle in the Big Ten cham-
pionships was 4:43.2.
Marshall uses a highly unortho-
dox stroke which, according to
Wolverine assistant coach Bill Ko-
gen, makes him look like anything
but a swimmer.
Last night's distance event for-
mally opened the 46th annual Na-
tional AAU championships and the
competition will continue through
today and tomorrow. Tonight's
events are the 220-yard freestyle,
100-yard freestyle, 300-yard indi-
vidual medley, 400-yard free-style
relay and the low board diving.
Detroit Blasts
Toronto, 3-I
DETROIT - ().- The Detroit
Red Wings smashed their way
back into the thick of the Stanley
Cup Hockey Playoffs last night as
they beat the Toronto Maple Leafs
3-1 in a bruising battle marked by
two bloody minute-free-for-alls.
Thus did the Wings carry out
their announced intention o f
"winning this one for Gordie
Howe," the Detroit wingman who
was seriously injured in the first
game of the semi-final playoff
here Tuesday night.
They had to do it the hard way
as Toronto made it a battle all
the way in an action packed game
that had 14,297 fans standing up
most of the time. Nineteen penal-
ties, two of them majors, were
called in the rugged scrap.

C . BRADENTON, Fla. - Boston's
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three tries from the St. Louis
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