T'HURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1954
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, MAR01! 4, 1954 THE MICHIGAN IJAILY PAGE THREE
Adams Cops T1wo Events To Spark
56-40 Triumph in Final Home Meet
Konno Seeks Big Ten 1500
Meter Championship Today
National and World Champs To Compete
In Three Day Meet; Buckeyes Favored
KING OF THE SHOT PUTTERS:
Nilsson Picked To Retain Big Ten Title
By DAVE BAAD
Superior depth proved the dif-
ference last night as Michigan's
gymnastics team racked up its
fourth straight victory and sixth in
eight starts by whipping Michigan
Each team garnered three first
places and a trio of seconds but
the Wolverines came through with
five thirds to sew up the win. It
gave Newt Loken's squad an un-
defeated record in home competi-
* * *
UNPREDICTABLE Frank Ad-
ams turned in outstanding per-
formances on the trampoline and
n tumbling and Lee Krumbholz
notched 18 points with a slick all-
around exhibition to spark the an-
nihilation of the Spartans.
Adams, who hadn't won an
even since the Minnesota meet
two and a half weeks ago, came
through beautifully with 257
points in tumbling and a 177 in
the opening tramp event. (Only
two Judges took part in the scor-
ing of trampoline competition.)
The burly junior also scored a
,.ourth on the high bar, the only
other event he entered.
* * *
KRUMBHOLZ, who in recent
weeks has developed into Michi-
gan's most dependable point col-
lector, pulled the surprise of the
evening when he edged out
State's sensational appa'ratus man,
Carl Rintz on the high bar. ,
Both awed the crowd with
smooth performances but aft-
er a close analysis of the two
routines, which included a slick
dismount by Krumbholz, the
judges gave Michigan's senior
star the victory, 267-263.
He picked up his other 12 points
with a second on the side horse
and parallel bars, a third on the
flying rings and a fifth in tum-
Rintz who finished second last
season for all-around performance
in the NCAA meet, won two first
places by annexing top side horse
and parallel bars totals.
His seconds on the high bar
and flying rings gave him 20
points, tops for the evening. In
no event did he collect less than
a 263 total.
The niost graceful routine of the
evening was turned in by the
Spartans flying rings specialist,
Ken Cook. Cook, who will be a.
definite first place threat in the
Big Ten meet a week from this
Saturday, was almost flawless as
he edged out his teammate Rintz
by eight points with a neat 274.
* * *
ALTHOUGH Krumbholz and
Dick Bergman both scored totals
of over 250 the best they could do
was third and fourth respectively.
Wolverine captain Mary John-
son, who along with Krumbholz
and Bergman, was competing in
his last home meet was rusty from
the inactivity accompanying a
wrist injury he received a week
His timing was off in spots but
he grabbed 11 points with a sec-
ond, two thirds and a fifth.
... jumping gymnast
ST. PETERSBURG -(A)- Billy
Martin, hero of the New York
Yankees' 1953 World Series vic-
tory over the Brooklyn Dodgers,
received word yesterday that he
must report for military service
Monday, March 8.
Martin said his mother had
called from his home in Berkeley,
Calif., saying his orders had arriv-
ed there and called for him to
report Monday morning in San
* * *
MARTIN, the Yanks' regular
second baseman for the past two
years, said he would fly home from
St. Petersburg today.
The call to service had been
expected momentarily ever since
Martin was reclassified to 1-A
by his draft board.
Martin's departure does not
leave the Yankees lacking a sec-
ond baseman, however, for man-
ager Casey Stengel still has Jerry
Coleman available for duty.
Coleman was the regular second
baseman for the Yanks until he
went into service early in the 1952
season, at which time Martin took
By LEW HAMBURGER
Ohio State's defending cham-
pions will send Ford Konno
against the field tonight as the
Western Conference's 44th an-
nual swimming championships get
under way with the 1500 meter
freestyle at 8:00 here at the Sports
The diminutive Hawaiian, win-
ner of last year's 1500, has con-
ducted a personal assault on the
record books all season, climaxing
his efforts in last Saturday's dual
meet with Michigan by establish-
ing a world record and an inter-
collegiate mark in the 220 and
440 yards freestyle events, respec-
HE IS FAVORED to defend his
crown tonight with little effort,
but the fight for second place
points will be closely contested.
Ross "Buddy" Lucas of Iowa,
Dick Talbot of Purdue, Don
Sammons of Illinois, Jack Beat-
tie of Michigan State, and Roc-
co Cirigliano, Konno's teammate
at Ohio State, are all considered
able to capture the second place
spot. Matt Mann's Michigan
entries will not be known until
after the officials' meeting at
* * *
TOMORROW and Saturday will
also feature record breakers and
The breaststroke event will be
a tightly contested affair be-
tween Michigan State's John
Dudeck, last year's winner at
the 100 yard distance, and Bob
Clemons, Illinois' defending na-
tional 100 yard titlist. Mike De-
laney of Michigan and Jim Can-
field and Bob Van Heyde, both
of Ohio State, are given outside
Ohio State's Yoshi Oyakawa,
considered by many experts to be
the finest swimmer competing this
year, will probably be the most
solid favorite of the meet when
Here again the battle will be
for second place. Michigan's
John Chase, Purdue's Fred
Bautz, Wisconsin's John Hoag-
lund will all figure in the race
for runner-up spot. MichiganI
State's Frank Paganini and Jim
Kruthers of Michigan will fight
for the remaining places. I
The diving events, low and high
board, will be one of the highlights
of the meet. Last week at Colum-
bus Morley Shapiro and Jerry
Harrison of Ohio beat Jimmy
Walters of Michigan as the three
displayed some of the year's most
THIS WEEK Walters will be out
to avenge the defeat, and on his
home board will be much tougher
than a week ago.
Michigan State's Jack Helle-
wege, Ohio State's third man,
Fletcher Gilders, and Wolverine
Charley Bates will be fighting
for the spots behind the top trio.
In the individual medley Bum-
py Jones will be favored to run
away from the field in defense of
his crown, if Coach Mann decides
to use his versatile junior in that
event. Jones holds the world rec-
ord for this event and on that
basis is considered one of the best
all around swimmers in history.
*4 * *
BRUCE ALDRICH of Michigan
State, Lucien Beaumont, and eith-
er of Michigan's Wardrop twins
or Ben Ledger of Ohio State will
be in the thick of the fight behind
Jones, if the respective coaches
choose to use these men in this
The medley relay will be an-
other closely contested affair, and,
although the composition of the
relay teams of the league will not
be knownuntilttoday's officials'
meeting,. Ohio State will be f a-
vored on the basis of the season's
The results of some of these
races depend, to an extent, on how#
Mann decides to use his work-
horses Bumpy Jones and Bert and
One thing seems to be certain,
and that is that the Intramural
Building pool records will undergo
quite a revision, as may several
world or intercollegiate standards.
By STEVE HEILPERN
Big Fritz Nilsson has dug him-
self a rut.
The captain of the current
Michigan cinder squad wins with
such regularity that track fans
barely take notice of his victories.
* * *
THE 6' 6>" 240 pound senior
has outclassed his Big Ten oppon-
ents in the shot put and discus
events for the past two seasons
and is heavily favored toretain
his shot put title in the Big Ten
indoor championships opening to-
morrow in Champaign.
Nilsson turned in one of the
greatest performances of his
career last year in the Penn Re-
lays when he shattered the Re-
lays discus record with a heave
of 174' 2" and then won the
shot put event with a 55' 9" at-
The tall blonde was born in
Svano, Sweden, thirty years ago,
and served with the Swedish army
during, the World War. He came
to the United States in 1949.
WHY DID he come?
"Well," commented Fritz, "I
. . . old faithful
guess I came to this country be-
cause of its reputation as the
Land of Opportunity."
"But," he added, with a twinkle
in his eye, "I really was impressed
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when I saw pictures of the pretty
Michigan coeds in the Swedish
magazines." We can't doubt his
word, considering that he married
Barbara Henderson, one of Michi-
gan's pretty coe&s, last summer.
NILSSON worked in various cit-
ies in this country for a year af-
ter his arrival, then decided that
a college education was the best
thing for him. He entered the
University in 1950.
Fritz has a set practice pat-
tern for preparing for a meet.
A visitor to Yost Field House on
a Monday afternoon would find
him jogging around the track,
and then taking a few sprints.
A half-dozen leaps over the high
jump bar would end his warming-
up activities, followed by serious
work with the 16-pound sphere.
He follows the same routine on
Tuesday and Wednesday, devoting
Thursday solely to shot putting.
* * *
HE PERFORMED for his native
Sweden in the 1952 Olympics, and
gave a fine account of himself,
placing fifth in the shot put and
seventh in the discuss.
He can't help breaking out in
a deep grin when reminded of
his misfortunes in the 1948
Olympic qualifications at Lon-
don. He was waiting in the
crowded Wembley Stadium lock-
er room for his tryout call over
Because of the noise and con-
fusion of the place, he didn't hear
his name called, and was auto-
matically disqualified. Tired from
weary hours of practice, he went
to sleep on a bench.
Next morning the London news-
papers carried banners saying,
"Swedish Athlete Sleeps Through
Many of his Big Ten opponents
wish that he would still be sleep-
NEW YORK - (A') - A panel
of 184 college coaches named Don
Schlundt of Indiana, as the coun-
try's outstanding basketball play-
er for Collier's Magazine yesterday.
He was named to the publica-
tion's all star team along with Bob
Pettit of Louisiana State, Cliff Ha-
gan of Kentucky, Tom Gola of La
Salle and Frank Selvy of Furman.
The team is identical to the All-
America team picked last week by
the nation's sports writers and
broadcasters for The Associated
NO TIME FOR SWIMMING:
Krumbholz Stars in Difficult
Side Horse Gymnastic Event
By DON LINDMAN
Gymnast Lee Krumbholz can't
be accused of picking the easy
spots in his gym work.
The Wolverine star considers the
side horse, one of the most dif-
ficult events in the entire program,
as his favorite. Krumbholz turns
in some of his finest performances
on the side horse, which is other-
wise a definite Wolverine weak
NOW ONE of the mainstays of
the Michigan squad, Krumbholz
has worked on the apparatus since
"as far back as I can remember."
His parents, members of the Amer-
ican Turners, were gym enthusi-
asts, and their son made good use
of the equipment available through
the Turners and through a neigh-
borhood boys' club.
A resident of Chicago, Illinois,
before moving to his present
home in T a m p a, Florida,
Krumbholz was a gymnast and
diver in high school. A teammate
of Wolverine swimmer Ron Gora
at Lane Tech, Krumbholz has
dropped swimming to devote all
his time to gymnastics since he
came to Michigan.
Krumbholz has devoted a lot of
time into the perfecting of his side
horse routines. He and Capta;4
Marv Johnson spent most of their
freshman year working on the
horse, a difficult piece of appara-
tus to master.
AFTER a slow start this year, he
turned in fine performances
against Minnesota and Ohio State
to win his specialty. His return to
the form which made him the top
Maize and Blue side horse man for
the past two seasons has con-
siderably brightened the cham-
pionship hopes of Coach Newt Lo-
The 22-year old Physical Educa-
tion major has turned into one of
the Wolverines' top all-around
men in recent, weeks.
Last Saturday he garnered 27
points, with four firsts and a third
over for him. he takes to the water to defend
Martin had appealed his reclas- his 100 and 200 yard champion-
sification to 1-A because he has ships.
five dependents. * *
He already has served five HE IS UNDEFEATED in these
months in the Army-from No- events and his performance last
vember 1950 to March 1951-and Saturday against Michigan, which
was discharged because he had produced a world record, estab-
f our dependents at the time. Ilishes him as even more a favorite.
LAKELAND, Fla. - (IP) - The
"Regulars" defeated the 'Rookies,"
2-0, yesterday as the Detroit Ti-
gers held their first intra-squad
game of the spring training sea-
When the six-inning affair end-
ed, Manager Fred Hutchinson was
especially pleased with the work
of his pitchers. Both teams man-
aged to make a total of only sev-
LEFTY Al Aber and 33-year-old
Milo Johnson, a sidearming right-
hander, allowed the "Regulars"
four hits while Southpaw Bob
Cruze and Righthander Dick Don-
ovan held the "Rookies" to only
three hits. .
Both Aber and Johnson al-
lowed one run apiece.
Aber struck out three of the
first four men to face him and
then was tagged for a single by
Bob Nieman, issued a walk to Bill
Tuttle and another run scoring
single to rookie Fred Flemming.
. * *
FRANK Bolling, battling for a
second base starting position
pounded out an inside the park
home run off Johnson.
Aber's performance earned
him the right to open the regu-
lar spring exhibition schedule
Saturday when the Tigers meet
the Philadelphia Phillies. Aber's
name is on a tentative list of
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But Cruze, Johnson and Dono-
van showed they weren't out of
contention for starting berths.
Hutchinson claimed. "They all
looked good for such an early
game. I liked what I saw."
CRUZE, who was a 12-6 winner
at Little Rock before going into
the service two years ago, gave up
singles to Harry Bright, another
second base contender, and pinch-
hitter Don Lund in his three-in-
ning stint on the mound. He didn't
walk a man.
Donovan gave up only a single
by Johnny Bucha but needed a
long running catch by Tuttle to
take an extra base hit away from
Donovan was purchased from
Atlanta where he posted an 11-8
record last year.
The Tigers'plan two more squad
games today and Friday as tune-
ups for the opening of the exhibi-
tion season which will keep the
team busy until it arrives in Briggs
Stadium April 12.
Hawkeyes Prove Conference Surprise
In Rapidly-Closing Basketball Season
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By WARREN WERTHEIMER
Whether or not Iowa gains at
share of the Big Ten basketball
title, the Hawkeyes still must be
nominated as the surprise team of1
the year in the Western Confer-
With only three lettermen back
from the 1952-53 outfit and rely-
ing mainly on a group of sopho-
mores, Iowa was the league's big-
gest question mark when the sea-
son got underway. The perform-
ance of the young Hawkeye squadj
throughout the year has probably
surprised even its coach, Frank,
NOT ONLY did Iowa improve
its 9-9 record and sixth place fin-
ish in the Big Ten last year, but
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it also became a title contender
and still has a. chance to share
in the conference crown.
The Hawkeyes have finished
their league schedule and are
currently in second place with
an 11 won, three lost record.
Should Illinois defeat Indiana
this Saturday night, the Iowa City
five will move into a three-way tie:
for the conference title. A win by
the Hoosiers, however, would give'
them the laurels with Iowa taking
the second spot.
* * *
THE NUCLEUS of the Hawkeye
team consists of a senior, a junior,
and five sophomores, indicating a
pretty strong team for a couple!
of years to come.
Chuck Jarnigan is the only,
regular who won't be back with
the squad next season. The 6-3j
guard has been the steadying
influence on the green Hawkeye
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McKinley "Deacon" Davis, the
6-2 forward with the Globetrotter
style, is the junior who helped the
Iowa five click. Davis, who led the
team in scoring during the 1952-
53 season, has dropped off about
five points a game this year.
*$ * *
OF THE SOPHS, 6-8 Bill Logan
has made the greatest difference to
this year's Iowa quintet. While the
Hawkeyes possess a well balanced
scoring attack, Logan has still
found the hoop often enough to
average better than 14 tallies per
Carl "Raisin" Cain and Bill
Schoof have, along with Davis,
given O'Connor a trio of forwards
that can run, dump and score.
Cain averaged 13.3 a game while
it was Schoof with 40 points in the
two games with Michigan who did
much to bring about the Wolverine
Milt Schuerman and Bill Sea-
berg operate from the guard posts.
A pair of tricky ball handlers and
very fast afoot, they combine with
the aforementioned quintet to give
Iowa the fastest team in the con-
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