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Greene Natators Capture
sde nce wCrown
Champs rown Taylor, Indiana Still
32m,25; ZI3T VictoriousTp nA
Tops in A
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Led by the swimming mastery,"
of Don Jones, Greene House the six events. John Lewy took theCR ati
downed Taylor House, 32-25, in 25-yard free style with a time of
intramural swimming competition. first and shared in another. He
won the 25-yard breast stroke and Kentucky, Duquesne
The Greene House squad consist- swam on the winning 75-yard .
ing of Jones, Dave Gross, Al Reid- medley relay team.HdSecond, Third
inger and Basil Considine, set out Ken Fowler took the other first
early to establish new records as for Theta Xi as he won the 25- NEW YORK - ) -- Indiana,
they set a new intramural mark in yard back stroke with a time of Kentucky and Duquesne, tabbed
the 100-yard free style relay, with 12.8. as this year's big three of college
a time of 48.1. This betters the old * * * basketball before the season be-
mark of 48.5. TAYLOR VS. GREENE gan, held on to the top positions
* * * 100-yard free style relay . . . (1) in the national ratings in the first
IN THE 50-YARD free style, Greene (Jones, Gross, Reidinger, weekly Associated Press ranking
,Tones set another IM record with Considine), (2) Taylor. Time 48.1 poll Monday.
time of 25.0 bettering the old ne) iWith Indiana's NCAA cham-

Stirring memories are kept alive'
in the mind of Michigan's wiz-
zard of the water, Matt Mann.
The British born coach recalls
the episodes in his career as a
swimming coach here at Michigan
very vividly. His accomplishments
have gained world recognition and
his rewards have been great. Here
are just a few scenes out of the


past decades with Matt Mann.
* 'i *
MARCH 27, 1932-It was a cold
rainy night and sleet was falling
on the windows of the Michigan
pool. Inside, the National Inter-
collegiate Swimming meet was
taking place. Stanford, a power-
ful team from the west, was heav-
ily favored to cop the title and,
the Wolverines were fighting for)
every point they could garner. I
The crowd was tense and a
deathly - silence prevailed' as
Michigan diver Dick Degener
climbed to the heights of the
diving board. He was compet-

swimming teams, the 1935 squad,
proved its power in a dual meet
with the Iowa Hawkeyes. The
Maize and Blue broke several rec-
ords and splashed its way to a
one-sided victory in what was
termed a "swimming carnival."
The 300-yard "medley relay
team, composed of Jack Kasley
(breast stroke), Taylor Drysdale
(back stroke), and Ogden Dal-
rymple (free style), began the
show. It sped to a 2:59 time
which was 4.4 seconds beneath
the old mark. Kasley continued
with a record-breaking 2:26.2
for the 200-yard breast stroke,
which eclipsed the intercolle-
giate mark of 2.29.
Then Drysdale took over. He
bested his old 150-yard backstroke
record of 3/10 of a second with a
time of 1:38.4. This was a new

records. The 400-yard free style
relay team set a new record of
3:37.9 for that event and Dal-
rymple picked up the 60-yard
sprint mark in :29.4.
Frank Barnard took the 220-
yard free style record with a
2:13.4 effort, erasing the old
time by six seconds.
And all that Coach Mann could
say was, "the boys just went
* * *
MARCH 24-25, 1939-The Na-
tional Collegiate Athletic Asso-
ciation swimming championships
were in progress with some of the
greatest swimming stars in his-
tory competing. Michigan was the
defending champion and relied on
such men as Charley Barker, Tom
Haynie, and Walt Tomski to re-
tain its title.

The day opened with Haynie.
the Michigan captain, takingf
the 220. Princeton countered1
with a 2:54 time in the 300-yard
medley relay to bring tremen-
dous applause from the crowd.
Barker beat out his teammate
Tomski for an upset in the 50-
yard sprint after Tomski tied af
record in that event in the
trials. Thus, the Wolverines
led at the end of the first day,z
34-30, over Ohio State.
Mann was pleased. He knew
that his squad was better at Sat-
urday's events. Princeton opened
the second day with a world-rec-j
ord by Richard Hough in the 220-
yard breast stroke.
In the 100-yard free style event
Barker was tied by Southern Cal's
Paul Wolf. Haynie wrapped it up
with a new pool record in the 440
and even a victory in the high


I I !

Moments of Michigan Swimming Greatness Recalled by M

backstroker," Al Patnik, Ohio board diving couldn't save the
State's fine diver, and Ohio's Curly Buck yes.

BUT TilE Wolverines were not
finished. They went on to set a
pool record in the 400-yard free
The final event was a dunking
for Coach Mann as the score was
announced: Mh'higan 65, Ohio
Slate 59. and the rest of the field
far behind.
Tlese are just a few of the
stirring memories of genial coach
Matt Mann, who is reaching the
end of a long and glorious career.
Beta Theta Pi 4. Sigma Phi 2
ZBT 4, Pi Lambda Phi 1
Sig EDs 4. Delts I
Willow Run Research 6, Econ 0
Museum 6, Social Research 0
Psych "B" over iNOTC (forfeit)
Engineering Mechanics 6, Pub-
lic health 0

intercollegiate mark. They faced stars such as Prince-
* * * ton's Albert Vande Wehhe, a tall
THE MICHIGAN team went on backstroker, Adolph Kiefer, who
to pick up a few of the Iowa pool became the "world's greatest

time by 3/10 of a second. Consi- 25-yard breast stroke . . . (1) Becker
(Taylor), (2) Dent (Taylor), (3)
Freshman football numerals Gross (Greene). Time 15.5.
50-yard free style . . (1) Jones
- may be picked up at Yost Field (Greene), (2) Boyle (Taylor), (3)
House. Hickman (Greene). Time 25.0 (new
s-Henry Hatch intramural record; old record 25.3).
t_25-yard back stroke . . . (1) Consi-"

dine came through in the 25-yard
back stroke with a time of 13.0 also
setting a new mark. He bettered
the old time of 14.5.
Greene House took another
record in the 75-yard medley re-
lay, with 'Gross, Jones and Con-
sidine breaking the old record by
1.8 seconds, with a time of 39.5.
Taylor house took the other
firsts with Ron Fukushima coping
the 25-yard free style and Bob
Becker taking the 25-yard breast
* * *
fraternity swimming meet, Zeta
Beta Tau dunked Theta Xi, 34-23.
Only one recond was set in this
meet, as Lee McLaughlin broke the
intramural mark of 24.8 in the 50-I
yard free style, with a time of
24.0. This is the third record he
3has set this year in intramural
competition, each time bettering
his own mark.
Zeta Beta Tau captured four of

dine (Greene), (2) G r a h a in
(Greene), (3) Henrich (Taylor).
Time 13.0 (new intramural record;
old record 14.5).
25-yard free style . . . (1) Fukushima
(Taylor), (2) Reidinger (Greene), (3)
Kirchgessner (Taylor). Time 12.4.
75-yard medley relay . . . (1) Greene
(Considine, Gross, Jones), (2) Tay-
lor. Time 39.5 (new intramural rec-
ord; old record 41.2).
100-yard free style relay .. . (1) ZBT
(Siegel, Blum, Kadens, Lewy), (2)
Theta Xi. Time 47.4.
25-yard breast stroke . . . (1) Ham-
burger . . . (1) Hamburger (ZBT),
(2) Victor (ZBT), (3) Salditt (Theta
Xi). Time 14.2.
50-yard free style . . . (1) McLaugh-
lin (Theta Xi), (2) siegel (ZBT),
(3) Sogard (Theta Xi). Time 24.0
(new intramural record; old record
25-yard free style . .. (1) Lewy (ZBT),
(2) Gersabeck (Theta Xi), (3) Blum
(ZBT). Time 11.6.
25-yard back stroke . . . (1) Fowler
(Theta Xi), (2) Martin (ZBT), (3)
Lave (Theta Xi). Time 12.8.
75-yard medley relay . . . (1) ZBT
(Siegel, Hamburger, Lewy), (2) The-
ta Xi. Time 40.5.

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pions at the top, these three teams ingagainstSouth-ern Cals--
kept their records clear of defeat Mickey Riley inuthe fancy dlv-
through the past week and split ing event, third from last on
up most of the first-place ballots the program.
of 78 sports writers and sports Stanford was leading with 'Tonnig ht is ShoppLng N ight ifo i en O n I
castersparticipating in this week's Michigan second and fighting for hop p n 9 r g 9 1r en y
.* * * the points in the remaining events.
Degener took his dive and the
INDIANA, with a 3-0 record, crowd tensed waiting for the re-7 to 9 PoM
was awarded the No. 1 rating in sults. The announcement came.7 o PA
last week's pre-season forecast He had just missed and was
poll. The Hoosiers collected 35 of awarded second place, a spot the
the 75 first place votes and a total Wolverines hadn't counted on.h
of 743 points on the usual basis of * May we suggest you s ps
10 for first place, 9 for second, etc. THERE WERE two events re- s
Kentucky, kept out of inter- maining. The Michigan hopesois
collegiate competition all last were left in the talents of Johnny snon her ly two Schmi disapp oinment
season and playing only two Schmnieler, a record-breaking prod- ~ hit a
games so far this year, drew 20 igy of Mann. He was swimming On Chrismas mornin
first place votes and 621 points. in the 220-yard free style. He had g y
Duquesne drew five firsts and previously set the record for the
584 points. 200-yard breast stroke and was
* * * very tired as he approached the3° DRESSES MNITIES_______
KANSAS, LOSING its first two slippery edge of the Michigan ~ ~-
starts, and LaSalle failed to jus- pool.
tify their high pre-season ratings The starting gun sounded and F t COATS PANTIES _
and dropped far down the list he dove in with five of the fin- a <
while Illinois, Louisiana State and est swimmers in the country.
Minnesota moved up on the His chief opponent was Walter SUITS HOSIERY f
strength of unbeaten records. Spence of Rutgers, who kepta-
even pace with the Wolverine
swimmer through the first hun- ROBES SWEATERS
HSC-Purdue dred yards. Spence began to
pull away as the final dash be-
G a e Picked gan, but Schmieler, encouraged _________ AKTS_______
GatP'e egE~?:"sd-"SKIRTS JACKETS
] ~faster and fastr and with a a
As Tose fina urgee the Rutgersf BLOUSES __PAJAMAS _ _ _
ace. This gave the Wolverines a
needed ten points and put them
NEW YORK - A) - Michigan within striking distance of Stan- SLIPS -___GLOVES
State's 1952 national football ford. ? *
champions were rolling along on One event remained, the 300-
28 game winning streak, the na- yard medley. Northwestern was a SLIPPER SQX
tion s longest, strong contender in this event.
Purdue, fumbling and inert at The first Michigan man held his I
the start of the season, had been own, but the second fell behind
beaten four times on his hundred yards. The crowdsl s t
SO THEY met on Purdue's gasped. The matter of winning or Experiencedsalesladies will 'be happy to asssyou
losing was left to Bob Ladd.
home field. Final score: Purdue He slipped through the stormy
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That was the most astounding cat swimmer. But spurred on
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