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THE 111CUIGAN WAILY

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Diamondmen Face Iowa

'THE RETURN of track star Jesse Owens to Ann Arbor this past
Monday as main speaker for Greek Week sent me scurrying to
the record books, back to a day before many of us were born.
The story occurred on Saturday, May 25, 1935. The event was.
the Big Ten outdoor -track championships here at Ferry Field. A
week from today the Big Ten outdoor championships will be starting
at Minneapolis, Minn., May 25, exactly 21 years later. The performance
of the speedy Ohio State sophomore Owens and of a classic Big
Ten track title is occassionally revived-it's a story worth looking
at in some detail.
It was back in the days when the now non-existent Majestic
Theater on Maynard St. was showing the movie, "Our Little Girl,"
featuring cgild star Shirley Temple. A short article that came over
the Associated Press wire back then read, "Casey Stengel, manager
of the Dodgers, says he does not think Charley Grimm, manager of
the Cubs, made any mistake in nominating 18-yr.-old Phil Cavaretta
to take over the first-basing when he retired as 4 player. Stengel
regards Cavaretta as one of the best rookie first basemen he's seen."
But the big news for the world
.'on May 25, 1935, was that Jesse
Owens had set three world- track
marks and tied a fourth. Owens
ran the 100-yds dash in :09.4 to
4 tie the world .record. (Current
standard is :09.3 with Duke Uni-
versity's brilliant sophomore Dave
Sime already near it and master
:$ of the 220-dash in :20.1 and the
'220 low hurdles in :22.2.)
2 Owens ran the 220 in :20.3, the
Y ~ 220 low hurdles in :22.6, and broad
Y ~Jumped a fantastic 2618:14". Alone,
r any one of these performances
would have been exceptional. All
' four together on one day bordered
on the unbelievable.
Also of note is how well these
standards measure up' with the
definitely better times and greater
f z ..,., distances of modemn track. For
{.} ea ple in the same Big Ten meet
~ . ;::at Ferry Field, Don Lash of Ind-
-Courtesy Ann Arbor Ne ana set a Conference mark in the
JESSEOWENSmile with a time of 4:14.4. Today,
JESSE OWENS the four-minute has become a
. ..quite a day reality in the world of track,
But Owens' 20 solo points under perfect weather conditions for
Ohio State was far from the total story of the tight meet. A total
of seven Conference records were set that day in the 15 events. Mich-
igan beat OSU by a very narrow margin, 48-43:%2; and it togk a win
in the final events, the mile relay, to overcome a 43/2-43 deficit.
Diamond Remembers Day...
HIL DIAMOND, well-know national track expert who lives in Ann
Arbor, judged the meet. He remembers standing near the broad
jump pit and seeing Owens place a white hankerchief at the 26-foot
mark - just a couple of inches shy of the world record and four
whole feet beyond the Ferry Field standard.
"Here's a cocky guy," Diamond remembers thinking. To con-
serve energy, Owens had planned to take only one jump. He did, and
his mark of 26'8%" still stands.
After meeting and talking with Owens on Monday, I can't help
but feel that here is a man who is not living in thetpast. Owens was
later to star in the 1936 Olympics under the glaring eye of Adolph
Hitler. He ranks as one of the most famous athletes of all time, but
he is using his fame to help others. Owens' work and sincere, dynamic
interest, in the problems of youth make him a leading representative
of the sporting world in general.
He will long be remembered for what he did after that day in
Ann Arbor-May 25, 1935.

Meet Gophers T
By' HANK ROSENBAUNi~ Bill Thurston and outfielder-hur-
With another busy weekend ler Bruce Fox splitting the other
ahead, the Michigan baseball two assignments.
squad embarked early yesterday1 Fisher also plans to use Dean
for Iowa City. Finkbeiner in a relief role, if nec-
HakeyWlverina s wigle gface t essary, and perhaps will give an-
and then travel to Minneapolis other outfielder, Howie Tomme-
for a big doubleheader with Min- lein, a chance to show his hurling
nesota tomorrow, wares.
Gophers- Hawkeyes Display Power Face Strike Out Artist
In a doubleheader slugfest be- Today the Hawkeyes will send
tween the Wolverines' two oppon- Conference strikeout leader Don

wice

To

while Minnesota will use Red Ois-
tad and Ron Craven. Oistad has
chalked up three victories without
a defeat.
Iowa will be led by outfielders
Les Hawthorne and Milt Scheuer-
man, star guard on the Hawkeye
Big Ten champion basketball
team, who are hitting at a .393
and .345 clip respectively,.
However the Hawkeyes, who are
presently in ninth place in the'

Today,
norrow
Conference standings, should not
pose as tough a problem as the
Gophers, who are leading' the lea-
gue with a record of 8-1.
Fisher Rates Minnesota Tops
The squad from Minneapolis is
also leading the Big Ten in hitting
with a team mark of .330 and is
second in fielding. Fisher rates
the Gophers as the best team in
the Conference, position for posi-
tion.

ents last weekend, 13 home runs
were registered-moreathan any
one team had hit all last season.
Minnesota walked off. wit# two
victories; 17-7 and 18-8.
Coach Ray Fisher is still un-
decided as to his pitching order,
but Don Poloskey should pitch
one of the Saturday games with

Dobrino against the Wolverines

-Daily-Dick Gaskili
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN-Michigan's Dick Flodin (left) passes
baton to his teammate, Bob Brown, as the two practice up for the t
Big Ten track championship next Friday and Saturday at Minne-
apolis,' Further practice will be had today in meet at Michigan
State.
Track Team Faces MSU,
Toda at East Lansin

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A warmup for the Big Ten climax
next weekend at Minneapolis will
provide the theme for a relay duel
between the Michigan and Michi-
gan State track teams today at 4
p.m. at East Lansing.
Michigan Coach Don Canhain
de-emphasized the importance of
the contest, and added that if the
weather isn't somewhat agreeable
SPORT SOT
by the Associated Press
Jenkins Turns Pro
MINNEAPOLIS - Hayes Alan
Jenkins, world and olympic figure
skating champion, turned profes-
sional yesterday to star with the
international touring Holiday on
Ice.
MAJOR LEAGUE SCORES
American League
New York 14, Chicago 3
Boston 6, Kansas City 1
Baltimore at Detroit. rain
Only games scheduled

to running conditions, the clash
would be called off.
Lot of Experimenting"
It's more or less a warmup for
both schools," Canham pointed out.
" We aren't going to score it and
both Karl Schlademan (MSU
coach) and I probably will do a
lot of experimenting."
Thei meet will be almost strictly
of the relay variety, with field
events and relays comprising per-
haps the entire afternoon's menu.
Five Have Best Performances
Recent statistics from the West-
ern Conference Service Bureau
reveal that five Wolverines have
turned in the best 1956 perform-
ances in theri particular events
amn rgs all Big Ten trackmen.
Boles Landstrom in the pole
vault: Brendan O'Reilly, high
jump: Dave Owen, shot put; Ron
'Wallingford, two-mile and Dick
Flodin in the 220 have the top
Big Ten efforts.

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