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THE MICHIGAN DAILY PA

GE SEVENJ

i THE SPOT
By GEORGE FLINT

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THIRTEEN of the proteges of Matt Mann, the tireless Michigan
swimming coach, will head for Merrie England late this summer
for a tour which has been in germination for twelve years.
Back in 1939, the genial Wolverine mentor had planned a similar
trip to the haunts of King Arthur. The date set for departure fell on
a Monday. The preceding Friday, a fanatic named Adolf Hitler
marched the German army into Poland, and European visits became
as unpopular as Dean Acheson is in Tribuneland.
So the trip Mann and his men will take this summer (barring
44 further disaster) fulfills a long-felt hope..
* * * *
MAKING THE jaunt along with Matt and Mrs. Mann will be
four Michigan swim captains-Dave Neisch, (Matt Mann III, and 1952
co-captains John Davies and Stew Elliott. Mann, the excellent dis-
tance man who captured the Big Ten 220 title in 1950, is the present
coach of University High, following in his famous father's footsteps.
In addition to the quartet of captains, Alex Canja, one of the
best divers developed here during the past decade, will handle the
springboard duties in the twenty-town tour.
From this season's varsity and freshman team, distancemen Wally
Jeffries, Burwell (Bumpy) Jones, and Colombian Olympic star Luis
Child; sprinters Don Hill and Bob Benner; backstroker Bernie Kahn;
and medley man Rusty Carlisle will carry the Maize and Blue colors.
In addition, Bill Schuelie, a promising tankman from University High
will accompany the squad.
IN MOST OF such towns as Brighton (the famous health resort),
Leeds, Carlisle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen, the Michigan
contingent will be splashing through exhibitions, with little real com-
petition slated.
The group leaves on the Mauretania, one of the Cunard lin-
ers, August 18. Coach Mann will fly over and meet the group at
Brighton.
The trip is sponsored in England by the Shiverers Club of Hove,
Sussex, of which Carl Wooton has done most of the contact work.
** * *
THE CLUB will make arrangements for the group, which pays
its .own way individually with some help from the Michigan athletic1
department. The swimmers will travel by bus to the string of one;
day stands, which extends from North Scotland through London and
South England.
It will be a return home for Coach Mann, who last visited 1
his native England in 1946. He was at one time a British Empire
champion in the tank sport.
At the end of the tour, the team members will have around four
days to spend in sightseeing and possible side trips. They may wander
in the direction of Paris, according to their own choice.
* * * *
THE TEAM will travel, in much the style of the US Olympic team,
in that they will wear blue jackets and gray flannel trousers, along
with white buckskin shoes. The Wolverine natators figure to be some
of Britain's more feashionable visitors in this, her 100-year festival
summer.
The return trip will start on the 21st of September, again on a
Cunard liner, the Queen Elizabeth. Coach Mann will remain in Lon-t
don to conduct a four-day clinic for British Olympic aspirants andf
some of the younger British coaches.Z

Williams, Phi
Eps, Newman--
OtherChamps
Intramural director Earl Riskey
announced yesterday the final
standings of the top teams in each
of the four divisions, fraternity,
residence hall, professional fra-
ternity and independent.
Although three championship
events are still out in the fratern-
ity division, and the professional
fraternity softball final was play-
ed last night, the uncounted points
from these events will not change
the standings of the top teams, ac-
cording to Riskey's calculations.
IN FRATERNITY PLAY Sigma
Phi Epsilon ran away with the
title for the third straight year.
Counting last night's win over Chi

DIAMOND MEN GRADUATE:
Wolverine Nine Loses Five Regulars
* * *

The University Golf Course
will be closed Saturday, June 2
until 2 p.m. for playing due to
M-club day.
Psi, the Sig Eps gathered in eight
trophies during the course of the
year, representing titles in eight
events.
Last year's runner-ups, Phi
Delta Theta, sank to the number
four spot behind up-and-com-
ing Kappa Sigma and Alpha Tau
Omega.
Williams House made a shambles
of the residence hall race by scor-
ing the all-time high total of 1,566
points. In their march to the top,
the men of Williams won nine
championships, also a new mark
in residence hall competition. Hay-
den House, last year's winner,
dropped into fourth.
PRESCOTT AND Fletcher ran
2-3, while Winchell House occu-
pied the fifth berth. It is interest-
ing to note that the West Quad
squads grabbed 17 of the 21 pos-
sible championships.
In independent circles it's New-
man Club by four points over the
Foresters for first place. Michigan
Christian Fellows ran a distant
third and the Hawaiians finished
fourth a mere six points ahead of
Michigan Co-op.
Phi Epsilon Kappa outlasted the
Law Club in the professional fra-
ternity race, while Nu Sigma Nu,
last year's champs, finished third.
Delta Sigma Delta rounded out
the top four.
IM Standings
Fraternity
1. Sigma Phi Epsilon..........1537*
2. Kappa Sigma..................1386
3. ATO..................,..1351
4. Phi Delta Theta.........1313
5. Sigma Chi....................1289
Residence Hall
1. Williams...................1566
2. Prescott.. ..............1362
3. Fletcher...................1224
4. Hayden.......................1201
5. Winchedl......................1162
Independent
1. Newman Club.................1152
2. Foresters......................1148
3. M.C.F...........s..............841.
4. Hawaiians......................602
Professional Fraternity
1. Phi Epsilon Kappa ........1108**
2. Law Club....................1086
3. Nu Sigma Nu..................967
4. Delta Sigma Delta............938
*Three events yet out;
**Softball finals out

By BOB LANDOWNE
Five seniors all of whom held
down regular berths on this year's
diamond squad have participated
in their last game for Ray Fisher
and the Wolverines.
They are pitcher Bob Larsen,
catcher Pete Palmer, leftfielder
Leo Koceski, and infielders Gerry
Dorr, third base, and Al Weygandt,
first base.
FOR LARSEN, who hardly saw
action last year, it has been a very
busy season marked by both som-
ber and gratifying notes. The
southpaw was called on to start
seven of the twelve conference
games and ended up with a 2-3
won lost record amidst the 4-8
record of the Wolverines.
His two victories were both
stellar performances one a seven
hit 1-0 shutout over Purdue, the'
other a three hitter over Michi-
gan State in a 15-1 victory.
Larsen almost made Big Ten
history when he pitched eight in-
nings of hitless ball against Iowa,
but he was not only robbed of his
no-hitter in the ninth but was
shelled from the mound with
three consecutive hits to start off
the inning in which the Hawkeyes
overcame a 3-0 deficit and won
4-3.
* * . *
PALMER WAS always the sec-
ond half of Michigan's battery this
year, which was his second season
of consistent duty behind the
plate.
His batting average dropped
from last year's mark of .340 to
a disappointing .262. He hit two
home runs, and batted ten runs
across the plate.
Captain Koceski who was on two
previous championship teams was

LEO KOCESKI
... ends 'M' career
a little disappointed this year in
having the team he led wind up
in seventh place.
BUT THE SPEEDY outfielder
was always in there himself and
ended up with a .341 conference
average that even topped last
year's .333 percentage that won
him an NCAA district all-star
berth.
For Koceski it will be a double
farewell to intercollegiate ath-
letics in view of his three years
of competition that he put in
for the Maize and Blue on the
gridiron.
Weygandt was not even a letter-
man until this, his senior year, but
he proved he deserved the award

Lee Wallard Establishes New
Indianapolis Speedway Mark

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Special to The Daily
INDIANAPOLIS-Lee Wallard,
a likeable 40-year-old speedster
from Altmont, N.Y., became the
first man in history to win the
Memorial Day Classic in less than
four hours here Wedneseday.
Wallard's blistering 126,244 mph
average covered the 500 mile dis-
tance at a rate almost 5 mph
faster than the mark set by Bill
Holland in 1549.
* * *
THIS IS THE same Wallard
they laughed at just three years
ago at the Speedway. On the last
Name Fay Top
Athlete in Quad
Cliff Fay of Williams House was
named the outstanding athlete of
the West Quad at the annual West
Quadrangle Athletic Banquet held
last night in the dormitory dining
hall.
The award highlighted a pro-
gram headed by toastmaster Bob
Fancett, athletic director of the
quad. After Dr. Peter Ostafin's
opening welcome, IM director Earl
Riskey presented the All-Residence
Hall trophy to Williams House and
the various trophies for each
sport.
His assistant, Rod Grambeau,
made the presentations to the
numerous individual award win-
ners, while Herbert Wagner award-
ed the West Quad Champions' tro-
phy to Williams House.

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day of qualifying in 1948, he sat
in the Iddings Special, a little car
well suited for dirt tracks but
not heavy or powerful enough for
the tricky 2% mile Indianapolis
oval.
But despite the smiles of on-
lookers, Wallard managed to
qualify the Iddings for the big
race at a respectable speed.
Even more amazing is the fact
that at the end of 500 miles, the
car and driver were still going
Lockers at IM Building must
be cleaned out by June 9th.
Earl Riskey
strong, strong enough in fact to
nail down seventh position. Hard-
ly a person in the stands that day
was unaware of Wallard's achieve-
ment.
A CAPACITY throng of racing
enthusiasts had watched him fight
his way over the gruelling route
without relief in his bouncing lit-
tle car.
In 1949 Wallard was selected
by Indianapolis Race Cars, Inc.,
to drive the Maserati, and al-
though he was forced out of
the field with mechanical trou-
ble, he displayed driving bril-
liance as he led the pack for
several laps.
By 1950 he had arrived as a
highly regarded chauffeur, and
Lou Moore, one of the smartest
men in racing, selected him for
his famed Blue Crown team. Wal-
lard rewarded Moore by wheeling
his mount home in sixth place in
the rain-shortened test.
.After that race Moore sold his
cars but Wallard was quickly sign-
ed by Murrell Belanger to drive
his entry in this year's whirl. He
qualified the Belanger Special at
upwards of 135 mph which put
him in the number two starting
position.
Dodgers Top Phils,
4-3; Erskine Wins
BROOKLYN -(AP)- Carl Ers-
kine's steady relief pitching helped
the Brooklyn Dodgers top the Phil-
adelphia Phils last night by the
count of 4-3.
By losing the Phils dropped to
within a. half-game of the cellar
dwelling Pittsburgh Pirates.

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