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M' Chances Depend on Luck
IN MICHIGAN OPEN:
Freshmen To Make Debut Saturday
By JOHN McREYNOLDS
By JAN WINKELMAN
Michigan's track aspirations in
Penn Relays Friday and Sat-
ay depend on luck."
hus spoke Michigan Track
ch Don Canham. Although
ham is the first to venture
t his trackmen are good, the
ients of weather and chance
play havoc with many athletic
anham stressed the fact that
large, congested meet like the
n' Relays anything can hap-
Even so, the Wolverine thin-
is number among the favorites
Sprint and middle distance man
Tom Robinson is feeling fine after
a brief bout with a sore back.
Every man seems to be fit. The
Wolverines are strong this year.
All the ingredients for an in-
teresting meet Saturday are there.
Even a touch of chess is present,
for Canham must juggle his men
to obtain the best results in four
races which run together.
The races in question are the!
440-yd. Sprint Medley - relays in
which the finals are planned close
together Saturday, and the Dis-
-ascari Leads Yearlings
n Flint Open Gym Meet
By JAN WINKELMAN
Top performances by Michigan
freshmen in the Flint Open gym-
nastics meet held last Saturday at
Flint enhance prospects for next
Michigan Gymnastics Coach
Newt Loken entered only fresh-
men in the meet,_in which var-
Arrangements have been made
for a home-and-home football se-
ries between the California Gold-
en Bears and the Wolverines,
Michigan Athletic Director H. O.
(Fritz) Crisler announced yester-
But don't hold your breath.
The games won't be played until
1965 and 1966..
The teams have met only twice
previously. In 1940, the Wolver-
ines, led by Tom Harmon, white-
washed California, 41-0.
The "roses that bloomed in the
snow" Michigan team downed the
Bears, 14-6, in the 1951 Rose Bowl
game in the only other encounter
between the two schools.
The scheduling of the games
with the California school con-
tinues Michigan's policy of meet-
ing sectional rivals in non-Con-
sity competitors from Big Ten
schools, high school gymnasts and
past Olympic team members com-
peted. Top man-for the Wolverines
was Arno Lascari who placed in
Equal of Montpetit
Lascari, who appears to be the
equal of this year's Big Ten all-
around champion, Michigan Cap-
tain Richard Montpetit, won the
high bar. He took second place in
the parallel bars and third in all-
around. Lascari also placed in
both the sidehorse and still rings.
Redheaded sidehorseman Paul
Levy from Winnetka, Illinois, plac-
ed third in his event. Both Levy
and Lascari placed behind 1956
Olympic competitors, Joe Koty
and Jack Toth, Levy in the side-
horse and Lascari in all-around.
In tumbling Phil Bolton finished
second. His performance xas
equalled by little Lewis Hyman
who came in second on the Tram-
poline. Both Hyman and Bolton
have made continual progress
since the beginning of the year.
Another stellar performer for
the Wolverines was Arnold Finn,
who placed second on the long-
horse and seventh in all-around.
He also finished well on the still
The good showing at Flint conies
on the heels of a fine performance
by these same men two weeks ago
in the Michigan AAU meet, held
in Ann Arbor.
tance and Four Mile Relays which
present the same enigma to Can-
Michigan is defending cham-
pion in both the Distance and
Four Mile Relays. Canham's even-
tual choice of entries will be in-
fluenced by developments later in
the week, such as weather, pre-
liminaries and other teams' plac-
Yale, Villanova, Harvard, Penn
State and Michigan are just a few
of the teams that will be strong
for the relays. Yale is defending
champion in two events, the Two
Mile and Sprint Medleys.
Villanova is seeking an unpre-
cedented seventh straight victory
in the Mile Relay. Abilene Chris-
tian will be a strong dark-horse
after a one-year absence from the
67th running of the Relays.
Locke, Bird Strong
"Both Ray Locke and Les Bird
will be strong," said Canham.
Locke excelled his previous best
indoor shotput heave last weekend
at the Ohio Relays, while Bird
is defending broadjump champion.
The field entrants include over
4,500 competitors from over 100
colleges and universities With
such a large field the possibility
of an upset is great. Canham em-
phasized that the crowded condi-
tions make for many "breaks."
Canham will probably not run
hurdle star Bennie McRae in the
hurdles because McRae is an ex-
cellent sprinter and could bolster
a relay in the sprints and middle
Overton in Vault
Sophomore pole vaulter Steven
Overton is capable of a winning
performance in his event. Locke
could also win providing he gets
off a good toss.
Michigan's best hope for victory
is in the Four Mile Relay. Seniors
Dave Martin, Wally Schafer and
Jim Wyman will run with junior
Ergas Leps if Canham is able to
juggle successfully his men to
A disappointment to Canham is
the loss of 440-man Len Cercone,
who quit track to keep up his
studies and enter Law School.
Canham will take from ten to
twelve men with him to Philadel-
phia in an effort to duplicate the
two firsts, three seconds, fourth
and fifth that Michigan men ac-
complished last year.
Due to a scheduling mishap the
Michigan Open will lose some of
the Wolverine stars to the Penn
Relays, but making its debut and
possible only appearance will be
the freshman track squad.
"We expect to see some good
races here," revealed Coach Don
"We'll have 150 to 200 entries
aside from our own team. Western
Michigan will do the same thing
that we do-send the strongest
part of their team to the Penn Re-
lays or the Drake meet, and send
Few Records Broken
With captain Tom Robinson, Les
Bird, Bennie McRae, Dick Cephas,
Charles Aquino, Carter Reese, Er-
gas Leps, Jim Wyman, Dave Mar-
tin, Bryan Gibson, and Walt Scha-
fer at the Relays, there will be few
varsity records broken, but races
should be all the closer. Worse-
than-usual weather may also hurt
Strong entries from the fresh-
Rain Saves Diaimondmen,
Erases Early 4-1 Deficit
RELAY MAINSTAYS-Seniors Dave Martin (left) and Tomn Rob-
inson are being counted on by Track Coach Don Canham in the
Penn Relays this Saturday, Martin for two distance relays and
Robinson for two sprint relays.
man team, which Canham believes
to be "about average for a Michi-
gan team," will be Mac Hunter in
sprints up to the 660, Dave Hayes
in the 880 and mile, George Wade
in the pole vault, Cliff Nuttle in
the hurdles, Rocky Casto in the
880, and Arnie Soudek in the dis-
"This will probably be the only
real meet for the freshmen," stated
Assistant Coach Elmer Swanson,
who will be the director of the
meet. "They might compete in the
Michigan AAUJ championships, but
those often fall during finals."
Entered so far from the varsity
will be Rod Denhart in the pole
vault, Wallace Herrala in the shot
put, Charles Peltz in both hurdles,
Fred Langille- in the mile and two
mile, Marshall Dickerson in the
440 and 660, Frank Geist in the
880, and Dick Monk in the 1,000-
In addition both the varsity and
the freshmen will probably enter
In last year's Open, Michigan
won three firsts, three seconds,
three thirds and a tie for third,
but Canham has high hopes for
his budding stars when away from
the shadows of their more famous
Net Competition Helps Vogt
Earn Good Grades, Keep Fit
It rained yesterday . , . again,
but the downpour was greeted
with mixed emotions by the Mich-
igan baseball team.
After three and one-half in-
nings of play, the Wolverines
found themselves on the short end
of a 4-1 score, at the hands of
powerful Western Michigan.
The Broncos' lead was the re-
sult of a walk, two singles, and a
three-run circuit clout by catcher
Bud Dodge, off Wolverine lefty
Fritz Fisher, in the second in-
The lone Michigan tally came
in the first inning when the Wol-
verines slashed four singles, but
managed to snuff their own rally
when Jim Steckley and Barry
Marshall steamed into third base
-at the same time, from oppo-
Coach Don Lund and his crew
may have been a little relieved
when the game was called in the
top of the fourth inning, but
they undoubtedly were a little
disappointed as well.
They now will have gone seven
days without playing a full game,
when they host Michigan State
A scheduled doubleheader with
Iowa was rained out last Satur-
day, so that the Wolverines have
played only one Conference game
so far-last Friday's win over
By JOHN SCHOCHIN
Varsity athletics mean more to
Michigan tennis player Bill Vogt
than just a way of getting a let-
ter. They are also a means of
promoting good grades, in addi-
tion to keeping physically fit.
A junior in dental school, Vogt
is currently the Wolverines' num-
ber-five singles man. Last year
he beat out Ken Mike for the spot
at the end of the dual meet sea-
son and went on to the Big Ten
finals at that position, His per-
formance paved the way for
Michigan's title conquest.
In his undergraduate years,
Vogt found athletics and schol-
astics to be a worthwhile combi-
nation in maintaining an admir-
able 3.8 average. "Playing tennis
helps me to relax. I always get
better grades in the spring when
I'm practicing because I get need-
ed exercise and then dig into my
studies with more vigor," he com-
Because of course conflicts in
his freshman year in dental school
Vogt missed varsity competition,
after earning his letter the sea-
son' before. Ie came back last
spring in the Big Ten tournament
and this year he is figured to be
a mainstay in the Wolverine line-
Living only two doors away
from the tennis courts in a muni-
cipal park, Vogt became interested
in the game at an early age. He
practiced for hours, hitting against
backboards to improve his strokes,
and later began to make the local
tennis circuit, competing in tour-
naments throughout the state.
In high school, he was captain
of the Saginaw Arthur Hill squad
and then moved on to ply his
trade at Michigan.
Tennis Coach Bill Murphy com-
mented, "Bill is a good, steady
player who makes few mistakes.
He has perfected his backcourt
game in the last year and can be
relied upon to help us consider-
ably throughout the season."
Being a veteran performer,
Vogt feels this year's team has
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good depth and compares favor-
ably with winning Michigan
squads of recent years. "Our
toughest competition for the Con-
ference crown should come from
Northwestern a n d Michigan
State," he added.
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BALTIMORE ()-The Balti-
more Orioles did all their scoring
in the first five innings while the
Cleveland Indians were going hit-
less against southpaw Steve Bar-
ber and then hung on to win 5-2
The 22-year-old Barber even-
tually was reached for five hits,
three of them two baggers, and
was removed with two out and
two on in the ninth. Hoyt Wil-
helm relieved him and struck out
Jim Piersall on three pitches to
preserve Barber's second victory
against one loss.
The Orioles got only two more
hits than Cleveland, but one of
them was a homer by first base-
man Jim Gentile and three were
Gary Bell was the victim of the'
Oriole runs, all driven in by Gen-
tile and Jerry Adair, and went
Today marks the beginning of
five all-campus tournaments, in
rifle shooting, archery, badmin-
ton, tennis singles and horseshocs.
The rifle shooting will be held
from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the
Michigan rifle range. Competitors
for the other four sports should
meet at the I-M Building at 4:30.
Even if weather does not permit
the playing of the games, signups
and placements will be held.
The defending champions -are:
badminton, David Wang; tennis
singles, R. S. MacKenzie; %nd
horseshoes, Dan Johnson. Archery
and rifle shooting are new this
down to his third straight defeat.
Second baseman Johnny Tem-
ple, the American League's lead-
ing hitter, broke the Barber spell
as second batter in the sixth with
a double to left. He scored on a
single by Willie Kirkland.
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Boston 6, Washington 1
BOSTON (R)-Big Gene Conley,
fresh from his labors with basket-
ball's Boston Celtics, was staked
to a 4-0 lead in.the second inning
yesterday and went on to a 6-1
seven-hit victory over Washing-
ton in his debut with the Boston
Te e6'8" righthander ran into
trouble in the ninth, giving up
leadoff singles to Dale Long and
Gene Woodling and Mike Fornieles
came on to mop up for him, Long
scoring on a double play.
Conley, 8-14 with the Phillies
last season, was bailed out of his
only other big jam by a quick
double play-which he started-
in the fifth.
With one out, pitcher John Ga-
bler and Coot Veal stroked con-
secutive singles, but Conley grab-
bed Danny O'Connell's blast back
to the mound and started the
double play that ended the in-
* * *
Milwaukee 4, St. Louis 3
ST. LOUIS (JP)-The Milwaukee
Braves, trailing 2-1, scored three
runs, one unearned, on three hits
and an error in the eighth inning
last night and defeatea the St
Louis Cardinals 4-3.
The unearned run came on an
error by the Braves' former team-
mate, Red Schoendienst.
The winner, Lew Burdette (1-0),
yielded six hits. He walked two and
struck out three.
Stan Musial hit his second home
run of the year in the ninth for
the Cardinals but it was to no
Until the eighth, Cardinal starter
and loser Curt Simmons (1-1) had
held the Braves to one run on six
But he weakened and was re-
place4 by Lindy McDaniel, who
inherited a two on, none out situ-
Hank Aaron tied the game with
a single on McDaniel's first pitch
and the Braves took the lead when
Schoendienst threw Lee Maye's
bouncer to second, Eddie Mathews
and Hank Aaron scoring. Frank
Bolling and Mathews had started
off the inning with singles.
Kansas City 20, Minnesota 2
KANSAS CITY (IP) - The Kan-
sas City Athletics pummeled the
Minnseota Twins 20-2 last night
and presented young Norm Bass
with his first major league pitch-
The crushing defeat ruined the
Minnesotans' chance to climb into
a first-place American League tie
with the Detroit Tigers, whose
game with New York was rained
The A's exploded 16 hits against
starter Ed Sadowski and six other
pitchers, and also benefitted from
ten bases on balls, two wild
pitches and two Minnesota errors.
Sadowski retired after giving up
six runs in the third inning. The
A's got three more in the fourth
off Fred Buckbauer and clobbered
Paul Giel and Ray Moore for
eight more in a farcical sixth in-
ning when 14 batters went to the
plate. Marv Throneberry finally
ended the inning by striking out
with the bases loaded.
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Cleveland 6 5 .545
Chicago 4 5 .444
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Washington 3 8 .273
Los Angeles 1 7 .125
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Boston 6, Washington 1
Kansas City 20, Minnesota 2
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Los Angeles at Chicago, rain
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