IOWA PRESS CLIPPING BUREAU
Des Moines, Iowa
Evening Tribune Des Moines, Iowa
Draft Takes Farmer
Early in February
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IOW; disaster is versity of I prepanss fo: Wisconsin Badger invasion, Saturday. Capt. Lee Farmer, defending Big Ten indoor dash and broad jump champion, has been notified by his draft board that he will be drafted in the early part of February.- H_--
Already having LEE farmer. lost two out of the four available lettermen for the 1943 season, the loss of Farmer would take the heart out of the Hawkeye squad. Farmer was Iowa's leading scorer of last year-his first year of collegiate competition-in addition to the Big Ten honors that he won He has no indication concerning the specific date that he will be called.
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At present, Coach George Bresnahan is working with a squad that varies between 12 and 14 men, and the loss of his Negro ace would leave only one man familiar with Big Ten competition - Ken Steinbeck, letterman pole vaulter from Rebio. Iowa opens the season against Wisconsin and the Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks, o o o ] Already Bob Workman and Irvin Wolfe, lettermen of last year, have notified Coach Bresnahan that their courses will not allow them to compete this year. Tmis has weakened the Hawkeyes i^fthe distance runs. Dick Washington outstanding Negro sprinte/ fror
Gary, Ind., who recently beat Farmer, has already left the campus in anticipation of service call. * o o
As Iowa heads into the last week of practice before opening their schedule, here's the way the squad shapes up:
Outstanding prospects that have not yet reported: Gerald DeFreece of Long Beach, Cal., sophomore hurdler; Dick Hoerner of Dubuque, sophomore shot putter; John Foster of Cedar Rapids, sophomore quarter miler, and Melvin Stone of Cedar Rapids, junior quartermiler.
Prospects counted on for the Wisconsin meet, Saturday:
Sprints: Hubert Cline, Shenandoah; Bob Bowles, Des Moines, and Farmer.
Hurdles: Harold Fiala, Waterloo, and Art Flint, Highland Park, 111.
Quarter mile and one mile relay: Dick McCarthy, Webster City; Bernard Fran-luemont, Des Moines; John McCollister, Iowa City, Bowles and Cline.
Half mile: McCollister.
One mile: Bob Orth, Sioux City.
Two mile: No eligible candidates Immediately available.
Shot put: Don Thompson. Vinton; Don Dirks, Reinbeck and Roger Kane. Mun-delein, 111.
High jump: Flint and Fiala."
Running broad jump: Farmer, Fiala and Cline.
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