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AY. MAY 24, 1958

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE

MV MAY ~ 1~R THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE

ennis

Team

Gains

Second

in

Big

Ten

Prelrms

Boilermakers Lead Field
[n Conference Golf Match

Netters Place Four in Singles Finals;
Follow Iowa in Bid for Championship

Special to The Daily
COLLWBUS - Purdue's enter-
ising golf team, led by Jon Kon-
k and Bob Black, opened up a
)mmanding lead on the rest of
ie field yesterday at the halfway
oint of the Big Ten championship
olf meet.
Two 18-hole rounds today, one
us morning and the other this
fternoon, will climax the 72-hole
fair.
The Boilermaker linksmen, with
n aggregate of 756 strokes, open-.
I up'a 19-stroke margin on Indi-
na and surprising Minnesota,
eadlocked for second at 775..
Michigan occupied seventh place
ith a 788 team score, only seven
iots out of ninth' place and only
3 out of second. Captain Stan
:wasiborski carded 76-74-150 to
ad the Wolverines after 36 holes.
Ray Lovell shot 75-77-152, Pat
:eefe had 78-78-156, Dick Bither
0-79-159, Chuck Blackett 83-
5-168, and Larry Leach 85-87-
72. Since only the five top scores
or each team count in the team
>tal, Leach's score was not in-,
uded in Michigan's 788 score. I

Wolverine coach Bert Katzen-
meyer, who had predicted before
the meet that it would be "a real
job for us to stay out of 10th
place," was somewhat surprised
that the overall Big Ten team
strength was not as good as ex-
pected. .
He noted Purdue's apparent
runaway and the bunching of the
second- through eighth-place
squads, saying that the meet as it
stands is "a question of who is
going to finish second."
Konsek was yesterday's medalist
with three shots to spare. He card-
ed 70-74-144 in perfect weather
over the Ohio State course. Iowa's
John Liechty was second with 147,
Wisconsin's Jim Remmert third
with 148, Indiana's Ron Royer
fourth with 149, and Kwasiborski
and Purdue's Black were next at
150.
Team totals through yesterday:
Purdue 756, Minnesota and. Indi-
ana 775, Wisconsin 778, Ohio State
784, Illinois 785, Michigan 788,
Iowa 790, Michigan State 795, and
Northwestern 802.

By AL SINAI straight sets, 6-0, 6-2, to qualify
The Wolverine tennis squad for the finals.
placed four men in the singles The most improved player on
finals and one doubles team in the the Wolverine squad, Wayne Pea-
semifinals, to vault to second place cock, advanced to the sixth singles
in the Big Ten Conference Meet by defeating Bruce Mikkelson of
at Evanston, Ill., yesterday. Minnesota, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.
Iowa, the pre-tournament co- In the third singles slot, Bob
favorite, has 35 points to lead the Sassone of Michigan defeated Al
field, Michigan follows with 31, Fraser of Wisconsin, 6-3, 6-2, in
while Northwestern, Indiana and the quarterfinals. Sassone had an
Illinois are bunched together with easier time in the semifinals de-
24, 22, and 21 points, respectively. feating Gay Messick of Northwest-
Illinois, the strong favorite of ern; 6-1, 6-2.
the meet, has completely lost any The Wolverines' fifth singles
chance of victory, while Indiana man, Frank Fulton, had no trouble
has been the surprise team of the as he defeated Jack Fitzpatrick of
tournament, garnering 22 points. Indiana, 7-5, 6-3, and Dave Shep-
Iowa holds a tight clamp on first, ard of Wisconsin, 6-3, 6-0. Fulton
placing four men in the singles will meet last year's runnerup in
finals, and three doubles combina- this slot, Jay Kramer of North-
tions in the semifinals. The Wol- yestern, for the title today. Fulton
verines are faced with the task of was leading Kramer, 4-1, in the
winning three of their singles if third set of the Northwestern dual
they are to seriously challenge the meet last Saturday when rain end-
Hawkeyes. ed the meet.
John Harris, Bob Sassone, Frank Jon Erickson, the Wolverine's
Fulton, and Wayne Peacock were first singles man, lost to Art An-
the Michigan players who ad- drews of Iowa, in the semifinals,
vanced to the singles finals by 5-7, 3-6. Andrews, the sensational
virtue of double victories yester- Hawkeye who lost the champion-
day. ship to Barry MacKay last year,
Harris, in second singles, played had difficulty beating Erickson as
beautiful tennis to defeat Bill the Wolverine played one of the
Hotchkiss of Michigan State, 6-3, best matches of his career.
6-3, in the quarter-finale, and then Coach Bill Murphy has pushed
beat Jack Egan of Northwestern in his Wolverines to their peak per-

formance of the season. None of
tlje experts conceded Michigan a
chance for any higher than fourth
before the tournament started.
STATISTICS
QUARTER-FINALS
Singles
1. Erickson (M) def. Bisard
(MSU), 6-2, 6-8, 6-2.
2. Harris (M) def. Hotchkiss
(MSU), 6-3, 6-3.
3. Sassone (M) def. Fraser
(W), 6-3, 6-2.
4. (no Michigan qualifiers)
5. Fulton (M) def. Fitzpatrick
(Ind.), 7-5, 6-3.
6. Peacock (M) det. Mikkelson
(Minn.), 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.
Doubles
1. Harris and Erickson (M)
def. Hentzen and Potter (W)s
6-2, 6-2.
2. (no Michigan qualifiers)
3. Kramer and Hibber (N) def.
Korol and Wiley (M), 6-2, 6-4.
SEMI-FINALS
Singles
1. Andrews (Ia.) def. Erickson
(M), 7-5, 6-3.
2. Harris (M) def. Egan (N),
6-0, 6-2.
3. Sassone (M) def. Messick
(N), 6-1, 6-2.
4. (no Michigan qualifiers)
5. Fulton (M) def. Shepherd
(W), 6-3, 6-0.
6. Peacock "(M) def. Hibber
(N), 6-4, 6-2.

FINAL ROUND-Bob Sassone (left) and Frank Fulton were two of the four Michigan singles players
who advanced to the finals of the Big Ten Tennis Championships yesterday by virtue of their double
victories. Michigan also placed a doubles team in the semi-finals to advance to second place in total
team score.
Indiana Qualifies Ten in Track Meet;
Five.Mi chiganEntries Make Finals
11

I- SPRLIH
By Bob Bolton
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Bob Bolton is a former Daily Sports Night Editor and
a resident of Cooley House, writing this column to express the feelings of
that residence hall after winning the I-M crown from Gomberg douse.)
Cooley Rules the Roost
I''TLE DAVE KRATZE stood at the base line, pausing before he
served. It was only an intra-mural residence hall match, but to
some Afty onlookers and to Dave Kratze it could have been the Davis
Cup finals. ,
Dave served, a short volley ensued, a passing shot drove Kratze's
opponent to the ,corner, the return came back-it. was long. Point,
game, set and matclj to Mr. Kratze and the All-Year I-M Title for
residence oills to Cooley House.
I We had done it, we had finally done it. After five years the reign
of the "Big Red Machine" was over. Gomberg was down. And the house
they had kicked in the teeth more often it seemed than any other,
"The Big Orange" of Cooley, ruled the roost.
But the story of the drive to the all-year title cannot be told
merely by talking about yesterday's decisive tennis match, for that is
only one small part of the tale.
The drive to the crown started early in September with an idea,
a spirited house, and an unimpressive little man, Walter O. Hall,,who
the men of Cooley will never forget whenever they get together and
talk about the "good old days.".
" The idea had been around the House for a long time, but no one
said anything about it because it was too fantastic. Sure, everyone
who had lived in Cooley for more than a year or two wanted to win the
title and be the'top house on campus s well as in East Quad . . . but
you had to beat Gomberg to gain that honor and the idea was just
plain ridiculous.
Gomberg was just too good, they were the "Big Red Machine" and
they had been on top for so many years it was almost laughable to
think that they might not be on top again this year.
The Spirit ...
BUT ALONG about the end of November we began to think the
idea of Gomberg finishing behind Cooley wasn't so ridiculous after
all.
After six sports, "A" and "B" football, outdoor track, cross
country, volleyball and handball, we were in first place and things were
looking promising.
Along about this time the spirit part of the story comes in. Men
who had lived ian the house two or three years and had never been
out for anything were coming down to all the events, and watching
the points change on the scoreboard like some stock market tycoons
watching a ticker tape.
But behind the idea and behind the spirit was Waltey O. Hall,
athletic chairman, who at times was so inconspicuous that only the
men who had known him three and four years knew he was there.
But he was there, every time we needed him, Walt was there. Out
of the dozens of athletic events played this year by Cooley, Walt didn't
miss more than one or two.
And when we won Walt was there with a smile and a handshake,
and when we lost Walt was still there with a pat on the back and a
"nice game guys, we'll get them next time," even if it wasn't (a nice
game) and we wouldn't (get them next time).
That's the way it went through the year, there was the idea, the
spirit and Walt. But it was more than that too, there were the men
who played the sports, the stars and the mediocre ones, the guys who
manifested the spirit and the desire for the title on the playing fields.
....And the Men
HERE WAS Kim Greene, a guy who can do anything with a ball,
any kind of ball, who made I-M All-Star football and basketball
teams and who played a half-dozen other sports the only ways he
known how to play a game-all out.
And there were others, many others, I couldn't name all, I would
have to take an hour or so just to think of who they were. Let's see,
there was Dean Metzger, Art Gnewuch, John Dulek, Rog Norris, Dave
Marchini-guys who played in a lot of sports and were good in every-
thing they did. Then there were some others, men who had no particu-
lar athletic skill, but who just wanted to win so bad that they came
down to cheer day after day. I'll give that list a whirl: Bill Allen, Al
Klien, Fred Cotton, Joel Gottlieb and maybe a dozen or two more.
Well, maybe that takes care of the Cooley part of the story, but
there is still more. The fight Gomberg put up right down to the wire
was marvelous. They "didn't give us an inch all year long, and every
time we were ready for the kill Gomberg would come up with the
big effort to hold us off.
They weren't the old "Big Red Machine," but with the chips on
the table they came through almost every time. They won the swim-
ming meet and the golf meet when a loss could have been costly and
they stayed in and punched until the final bell.
It was a great fight all the way, it was nice to win it .. . real nice.

Special to The Daily

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Olympic
broad jump champion Greg Bell
led the defending team champion
Indiana to an impressive prelimi-
naries showing in the Big Ten
track and field meet yesterday.
Bell qualified in three events dis-
appointing somewhat in the broad
jump with a best of 24'3" to pace
the 10 Hoosiers who gained the
finalsin seven events.
This afternoon's program will
include finals in 13 events. The
only championship decided yester-
day at Purdue's windswept track
being in the discus.
The discus title went to Ohio
State's Jim Marshall with a toss
of 172'1".
Indoor champion Illinois and
surprising Iowa each qualified
8 men followed by Ohio State with
7; Michigan, Michigan State, and
Purdue 5 each; Northwestern 4;
Minnesota 3; and Wisconsin 2.
Earl Deardorff, Michigan sopho-
more, qualified in the half mile
run with a 1:53.1 timing.
The Wolverines' also placed Pete
Stanger and Ron Trowbridge in
both the 120 high and 220-yd. low
hurdles. Stanger's qualifying time
in the 120-yd. high hurdle event
was 14.3, the best he ever recorded.
Bell, who had been expected to
menace Jesse Owens' 23-year-old

world broad jump record of 26'8"
fouled on the last three tries in
his four trials. His 24'3" effort
came on his first try. He gets three
chances in the finals.
Indiana's Willie May, defending
in the 120- high and 220-yd, hur-
dles qualified in both his special-
ties.
With a favoring wind more than
nine miles an hour, performances
were good but most winning quali-
fiers were not pressing for records.
Another returning double cham-
pion, Willmer Fowler of North-
western,defending in the 100- and
220-yd. dashes, qualified in the 100
with 9.7 and was second to Hugh
Hines of Iowa in his 220 trial.
Other defending champions who
qualified easily were Michigan
State's Dave Lean, who won his
half-1mile heat in a creditable
1:51.7 and Wisconsin's Jesse Nixon,
who qualified in the 440.
Ohio State's one-man gang,
Glenn2Davis, won his 220-yd. trial
in 21.2 and also qualified in the
broad jump and 440. Michigan's
Lou Williams disappointed by not
qualifying in the broad jump.
Michigan Coach Don Canham
looks forward to this afternoon's
events with no small amount of
pessimism. "We're in terrible
shape," he stated.
Brendan O'Reilly, Michigan high

jump ace, will be up
competition in this
events as will Geert
the two-mile run.

against stiff
afternoon's
Keilstrup in

LOOKS TO BRIGHT FUTURE:
anhamr Praises Outstanding Freshmen

By CHUCK KOZOLL
A worldwide grouping of top
freshmen track stars provides
coach Don Canham with the back-
bone of future championship
teams.
Ferry Field Olympics
These youthful cindermen are
competing this week in their per-
sonal 17-event "Olympics." Each
man is to compete in all the
events, with the one compiling the
highest point total to be declared
the winner.
The middle distance events
stack up as potentially the strong-
est area in the games, with three
freshmen able to run the 440-yd.
dash in times under 50 seconds.
Dick Cephas and Marsh Dicker-
son, who sparked their Wilming-
ton, Del., high school team, will
provide future points for Michigan
in this event with Canadian ace

Bryan.Gibson able to supply addi-I
tional depth. Relay combinations1
should include verstile sprinterf
John Gregg and Don Shalfant,
who can shift easily to the broad
jump pit.1
Potential Developed
Moving his freshmen around to
obtain their maximum potential,
Canham finds Cephas available to
work the low hurdles, sprint events
and the high jump. Dickerson, who1
appears on his way to winning the
freshman Olympics, has constantly
bettered his efforts in the half-
mile, breaking the 1:58 mark sev-
eral times.
The Montour, brothers, Fred and
Jim, should establish the family;
name in four cinder categories.r

While Fred's specialties are the
half-mile and the' mile run, Jim
favors the low hurdles.
Already established in the mile
run with a record-breaking 4:20.1
time, Dave Martin i's also a fleet
half-miler as well as an outstand-
ing two miler.
Sprint Whiz
Opposing sprinters have begun
to worry about the leading Michi-
gan sprint prospect, Tom Robin-
son, from Nassau, Bahama, who
breezed the 100-yd. ,dash in :09.5
behind whirlwind Ira Murchison
at the Ohio Relays. "He's the best
sprinter we've had -here in 20
years" was Canham's emphatic
evaluation of the star who is cap-

nclads
able in the 100-, 220- and 440-yd.
dashes.
Gregg, a relay possibility, has .
missed the outdoor season with a
broken foot, also competes in the
dash department.
Field Strength
St. John's, Antigua, contributes
large field event potential in Les
Bird, who has leaped 23'10" in the
broad jump and soars 6'2" over
the high jump bar. Ray Locke
adds scoring power in the shot
put, tossing the sphere over 51'
constantly.
Product of a Canharn tour of
South America is distance artist
Tony Seth who calls Georgetown,
Guiana, home. Wally Schaffer has
also done well in the distance
events.

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