WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 1942
THlE MICHITGAN DlAILY
Big Ten Whips
Pacif ic Coast
In, Track Meet
an Rescued As Seattle Water Main Floods Large Street Tourists Watch
ST dShips Hit
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Losers' Hal Davis Shines,
Sets Two New Marks;
EVANSTON, Ill., June 16.-PA1)-
The Big Ten's All-Stars won their
dual track meet with the Pacific
Coast's best tonight for the first
time in the six-year history of the
Before a twilight crowd of 12,000
in Northwestern University's Dyche
Stadium, the Big Ten team upset
all the pre-meet dope to ring up a
69 2/3 to 57 1/3 victory.
Although the Westerners lost, their
Hal Davis, of California, set two new
meet sprint marks but the Big Ten
had its record-breaker too in Bob
Wright.of Ohio State, who rang up
a new meet high hurdles time.
The three exhibition events were
noteworthy only in the performance
of an Illinois high school boy, Dwight
Eddleman of Centralia, who high
jumped 6 feet 6 inches, two inches
better than the winning collegian
height, but 1 1/8 inches under the
national interscholastic record he
sought to exceed.
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EVANSTON, Ill., June 16.-()-
Tonight's summaries of the sixth
annual Pacific Coast-Big Ten dual
440-Yard Relay: Won by Big Ten
(David Trepanier, Ohio State; Dick
Kelley, Minnesota; Lee Farmer, Iowa;
Bob Wright, Ohio State). Time,
Mile Run: Won by Campbell Kane,
Indiana; second, Leroy Weed, South-
ern California; third, Paul Kendall,
Indiana. Time, 4:14.
440-Yard Run: Won by Cliff Bour-
land, Southern California; second,
Russell Owen, Ohio State; third, Le-
roy Collins, Ohio State. Time, :47.5.
100-Yard Dash: Won by Hal Davis,
California; second, Jack Trout,
Southern California; third, David
Trepanier, Ohio State. Time, :09.5.
(New meet record, old record :09.7
byArnold Nutting, California, in
120-Yard High Hurdles: Won by
Wright, Ohio State; second, Ed Her-
tel, Stanford; third, John Biewener,
Southern California. Time, :14 (New
meet record, old record :14.3 by
James Humphrey, Southern Califor-
Shot Put: Won by Carl Merritt,
Southern California; 50 feet 10%
inches; second, Ed Stamm, Stanford,
50 feet 92 inches; third, John Biles,
California, 47 feet 71/4 inches.
High Jump: Won by Vernon Hart,
Stanford, 6 feet 4 inches; three-way
tie for second among Robert Hodgell,
Wisconsin, Gil Greene, Southern
California, and Searles Talley, South-
ern California, 6 feet 2 inches.
880-Yard Run: Won by Bob Reh-
berg, Illinois; second, Warren Smith,
Southern California; third, David
Matthews, Michigan. Time, 1:54.2.
Broad Jump: Won by Dallas Du-
pre, Ohio State, 24 feet 7 inches;
second, William Lewis, Illinois, 23
feet 10/ inches; third, Rod Bleeker,
Southern California, 23 feet 9% in-
220-Yard Dash: Won by Hal Davis,
California; second, David Trepanier,
Ohio State; third, Robert Smith,
Washington. Time :20.4. (New meet
record, old record :21.0 by Lee Orr,
Washington State, in 1937).
Two-Mile Run: Won by Earl Mit-
chell, Indiana; second, Clarence
Dunn, Illinois; third, Ralph Dewey,
California. Time, 9:20.3.
Pole Vault: Tie for first between
Jack Defield, Minnesota, and Wil-
liam Williams, Wisconsin; tie for
third, John Schmidt, Ohio State;
Ray Maggard, UCLA, and Russ Peck,
Stanford. Height 13 feet 9 inches.
220-Yard Low Hurdle: Won by
Robert Wright, Ohio State; second,
Ed Hertel, Stanford; third, Dick
Browning, USC. Time 23 seconds.
Discus Throw: Won by Robert
Fitch, Minnesota, 165 feet 10 inches;
second, Robert Johnston, Ohio State,
154 feet 5 inches; third, Robert Bei-
erle, Wisconsin, 147 feet 10 inches.
One Mile Relay: Won by Pacific
Coast (Bob Smith, Washington; John
Long, Washington; John Wachtler,
USC; Cliff Bourland, USC. Time,
Detroit Splits Bill
With Yanks; Home
Run Wins Opener
DETROIT, June 16. -(AP)- The
Detroit Tigers smashed a three-game
losing streak, their longest of the
season, by defeating the World
Champion New York Yankees, 7 to
6, in the opener of a double-header
today, but rookie Hank Borowy got
some assistance in the nightcap to
win his fifth straight game for the
New Yorkers, 5 to 3.
The second game, starting at 5:20
Thousands Of Vacationers
See Merchant Vessels
Attacked Close To Coast
(By The Associated Press)
The fierce battle of the Atlantic
has moved to the very edges of
United States shores, the Navy
reported last night in disclos-
ing that a submarine boldly torpe-
doed two American merchant ships
within sight of thousands of vaca-
tioners at a Virginia beach resort.
One of the vessels went to the bot-
tom in the twin attack yesterday,
bringing the announced toll of sink-
ngs in Atlantic and adjacent waters
to 272. Earlier today 30 survivors of
a medium-sized U.S. ship were landed
at a Gulf port.
The spellbound Virginia tourists
watched a vivid demonstration of of-
fensive warfare, too, as bombing
planes and a Navy blimp soared over
the area in search of the undersea
raider. As a half dozen surface ships
joined in the attack, bombs and
depth charges sent geysers of water
Soldiers, sailors and coast guards-
men quickly cleared the resort
beaches and forced back crowds as
a surf boat brought ashore one body
and three empty lifeboats. The vic-
tim was Rubin Redwine of Phila-
delphia, second assistant engineer
aboard one of the torpedoed ships.
The Navy reported Redwine was
the only victim, and made no comn-
ment on the fate of the submarine.
There were 46 in the crew of one
vessel and 62 in the other. The dam-
aged ship was towed into port.
The Gulf sinking was the second
after two weeks of clear sailing in
that area. Fourteen seamen were
Ypsi Workers Walk Out
YPSILANTI, June 16. -(A)- Em-
ployes of the Central Specialties Co.
walked out today and plant officials
attributed the stoppage in all non-
defense departments to a dispute
with the United Automobile Workers-
CIO over vacation pay.
Ann Arbor taxpaye '2 face a slight
raise in property taxes for 1942-43
following an almost unanimous vote
by the city's supervisors Monday to
make a five per cent increase in pro-
Only one member, Supervisor Hlar-
old Finkbeiner of the second ward,.
Cast- an opposing vote as the super-
visurs. itting as a board of review
approved the increatsed assessment in
order to meet the 1942-43 city budget.
The five per cent increase, amount-'
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Word has recently reached Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Cound, that their
nephew, S. 0. Snodgrass, '24, of Clin-
ton, was rescued when the aircraft
carrier Lexington sunk following the
battle of the Coral Sea.
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In this dramatic scene, five men rescue Frank La wson (third from right), after a downtown water main
break and sidewalk cave-in threw him into eight fee t of water in Seattle, Wash.
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the watch system that prevails everyI
hour a ship is at sea.
An hour before dawn the "dong-
dong" and trumpet call of general
quarters awakened all. Our scout
pilots, always the first away in the
morning and last in at dusk, slid into
their "Mae-West" life jackets, took
a thermos flask of coffee, and then
winged away into the predawn dark-
ness. Dawn in those latitudes comes
about 6 a.m.
Pilots Stand By
All the other pilots stood by their
planes, prepared to get into the air
at once. Our gunners stood by their
weapons, the heavy five inch dual-
purpose high velocity guns, the clus-
ters of one pounders, and smaller 20
MM machine gun cannon.
The whole fleet crouched, like a
runner on his mark, awaiting the
first "enemy-contact" report. The
day was clear, but with the huge
fluffy cumulus clouds that forever
seem to float over these waters, all
around us. Visibility, however, was
When the primary search-an area
of 50 miles around the Lexington-
had been finished we relaxed some-
what. Engines were stopped and
pilots and off duty ship officers had
breakfast. Meanwhile the scout fly-
ers began a systematic hunt over the
sea surface in a circle with a 250
mile radius around us.
Enemy Reported Near
At 8:10 a.m. Ensign Smith, who
had gone out on a segment of the
hunt that took him to the northeast,
reported "contact." He reported 'the
enemy was about 190 miles northeast
of us and roughly 40 to 50 miles
southeast of Tagula Island in the
Five minutes later our pilots were
in their cockpits with radio men and
gunners. Engines were turning
again. But the Admiral, fearing
there might also be a closer Japanese
fleet, delayed the departure order.
His problem was to determine whe-
ther the reported Japanese were the
only enemy naval units within strik-
Time passed slowly and tension in-
creased. Lieut.-Comm. Bob Dixon,
who had been flying in a scouting
segment near Ensign Smith, flew over
to the latter's area and also made
"contact" with the enemy. Dixon
reported the Japs in great force with
two big carriers, many cruisers and
destroyers. He also could see the
enemy had most of their aircraft
Hardly had this information ar-
rived when a huge column of smoke
was sighted about five miles off our
port beam. A fighter pilot radioed in
saying he had shot down another of
the big four engined Japanese Ka-
wanishi patrol boats. It was obvious
that the Kawanishi had seen our fleet
and likely that its crew had reported
our presence before crashing.
At 9:30 a.m. the real striking forces
of our fleet got off, headed for the
Japanese fleet. They consisted of 54
dive bombers, 20 torpedo bombers,
and 16 fighter planes. These fdrces
were combined units from the Lex-
ington and another carrier, the name
of which must not be mentioned for
reasons of military security.
As protection for our two carriers,
our cruisers and destroyers, a unit of
16 fighters and some scout planes
were retained. These were distribut-
ed in various sectors of the sky from
20 to 150 miles from our ships which
were steaming at 20 knots toward the
northeast-a straight course for the
enemy to reduce as much as possible
the distance of the return journey
for our striking air fleet.
Rear Adm. Aubrey W. Fitch, who
had been given independent com-
mand of the Lexington group for the
anticipated attack by the Japanese,
disposed his fighters at high alti-
tudes, and the scouts at low alti-
From one of our scouts came a
radio call about 10 a.m. "Twelve un-
identified planes approaching. Still
160 miles away on course to inter-
We reasoned that our reporting
scout had seen part of the Japanese
carrier borne air fleet soon after it
had taken off to attack the Lexing-
ton. Capt. Fred C. Sherman of the
Lexington (recently promoted to Rear
Admiral) and our air officers said
they believed the two air blows-ours
against the Japs and theirs against
us--had been "fired"-that is, the
planes on both sides had taken off-
at almost the same time.
Battle stations for the fleet kept
the Lexington and the other carrier
surrounded by a double line of cruis-
ers and destroyers. Any torpedo
planes coming in low to strike at
either of the important carriers must
pass through the anti-aircraft bar-
rage of the portecting vessels. And
they also could assist the carriers in
laying a barrage against dive bomb-
ers. The cruisers were perhaps a
quarter mile off our beam on either
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S T A T E
Officers In Base Hospital
Lieut.-Col. Walter G. Maddock;
Majors Edgar A. Kahn, George Ham-
mond, Fenimore E. Davis; Captains
Kyril B. Conger, J. Brown Farrier,
Elliot T. Thieme, Peter Crabtree; 1st
Lieut. Kenneth F. McLean.
Majors John M. Sheldon, Moses
M. Frohlich, Harry Towsley, S. Mil-
ton Goldhammer; Captains Homer,
A. Howes, Charles J. Courville, Ralph
R. Cooper; 1st Lieutenants William
L. Cochran, Maurice McL. Scurry.
Maj. Francis Bayliss, Capt. Mar-
shall L. Snyder.
Capt. Frank Windrow.
Capt. Clifford L. Kiehn; 1st Lieu-
tenants Calvin J. Kiffer, Stephen W.
Maj. Robert Shaw.
(Ann Arbor Nurses)
1st Lieut. Margaret K. Schafer;
2nd Lieutenants Genevieve S. Walk,
Katharine M. Morse, Margaret C.
King, Neva L. Cozian, Ruth L. Baker,
Ernestine C. Grindatti, Anne L. Luc-
kinbill, Anne A. Bursley, Joy Spring-
er, Margaret B. Moore, .Virginia M.
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