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April 07, 1931 - Image 7

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Captain-Elect Places Second in
National Championships in
175-Pound Division.
Carl J. Dougovito, '32E, was elect-
ed to lead the 1932 Wolverine Var-
sity wrestlers last night at a meet-
ing of this year's lettermen.
Dougovito was the outstanding
performer on this season's mat
team, wrestling in the 175-pound
class. The new leader downed every
one of his opponents in the past
campaign with the exception of one
man. This man was from Okla-
homa A. and M. and defeated Dou-
govito in the bout for the National
Intercollegiate championship in
this division.
In 1929, his first year as a Var-
sity grappler, Dougovito won the
Western conference title in the 175-
pound class. He was out of school
the following year, and this season
he came back to again take the
honors in the Big Ten meet for his
weight. In the National meet held
at Providence, the Wolverine star
placed second.
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piorgship, this time the Cincinnati
District Amateur, which he captur-
ed by defeating Ralph Shelton in
the final round.
Shortly after matriculating- at
Michigan, Fisher tried his hand at
the new University Golf course. He
succeeded in establishing a series
of records for the course which fin-
ally culminated in a 70, two under
par, and one better than his pre-
vious marke His card on the rec_-
ord breaking round follows:
Out .. ......545 434 333-34
In ... ....354 335 544-36-70
Holds Several Records.
Besides the record for the Uni-I
versity Course which he holds, he)
has set several others. Chief among)
them was a 65 on the Western Hills
Country Club in Cincinnati, and a
68 on his home course, the High-
lands Country Club, also in Cin-
In the Western Open last sum-
mer at Indianwood, after being
well up among the leaders the first
day with a brilliant 71, John sud-
denly, round imself in all sorts of
trouble and ended the second round
with a somewhat miserable 79
Which disqualified him.


Move Climaxes Downfall of Ace;
Also Signs to Manage
Bewhiskered Team.
How the mighty have fallen! That
phrase, used so often to' mark the
downfall of some highlight in the
national eye, became applicable
yesterday to one of baseball's most
prominent figures a few short sea-
sons ago, Grover Cleveland Alexan-
der, formerly the bremier pitcher
of the National league.
For, Sunday, Alexander signed to
play ball for and manage the dia-
mond outfit representing the House
of David, famous bewhiskered in-
stitution of Benton Harbor, Michi-)
gan, and thus climaxed a rapidly
accelerating downfall from the
highest place of any senior circuit
hurler to the point where he was
practically begging for a job on
some mound staff.
One of Great Hurlers.
Alexander formerly was one of
the greatest hurlers that ever toed
the slab in a major league contest.
His name was always mentionea)
along with those of Walter John-
son, Christy Mathewson, Ed Walsh,
Joe McGinnity and all of the other
old stars that helped to raise the
national game to the position it
holds today. Alexander was oxi' of
this group, and had become recog-
nized after years of service with
several teams in the league as one
of the greatest right handers that
ever lived.
A few years ago he began slip-
ping, but he was still good enough
to come into the game as a relief
pitcher, in a world series between
the Cardinals and the Yankees, and
in one of the most dramatic mo-
ments the fall classic has ever
known set the hard hitting Tony
Lazzeri down on strikes to win the
contest and the series for the men
led by Boss Rogers Hornsby.
Waived Out of Majors.
From that time on managers ex-
perienced considerable trouble with
Alexander, who insisted on break-
ing training rules and appearing at
the park in no fit condition to pitch
major league ball. After a short
time of this sort of thing Alexan-
der was traded from the Cards, and
a little later was waived out of the
From the majors he drifted to a
minor circuit, where he continued
to break training rules with a ra-
pidity that was alarming, and with
a marked decrease in his winning
ability he was finally cut loose from
that circuit. Now after drifting
around doing nothing but pitch

by Brian Bell

One American league club and first four.
two National league outfits leftthe The Del
Pacific coast for the East in great the St. Lo
physical condition and expecting Sox teams
close races in each league. not beam
The Chicago Cubs think they willnot be on
have to be taken into consideration Pasaden
when pennant plans are discussed. good Calif
The Cubs as a whole seemed to) verge of m;
think Brooklyn would be the club) as to whic
to beat, with the St. Louis Cardi- be selecte
nals, New York Giants and Pitts- camp of th
burgh Pirates threatening. inter-city1
The Pirates, in an informal con- byan ann
sensus, voted the Cubs the toughest dians woul
club in sight with reservations in- General
cluding the Cardinals, Robins and an imprest
giants. fornia, the
Detroit's Tigers claimed no pen- tainly mat
nant, but one and all they hope to 1932, with
be "up here." The Jungaleers left Diego as t
an impression that the Athletics tions.
should win in the American league StoriesX
"unless something happens to Robins wi
them." Washington was conceded a fornia tra
place well up in the race, and, as Uncle Ro
one player said, "You can't ever pennant.N
laugh off the Yankees." ican leagu

troiters were equally sure
ouis Browns and the two
s, Red and White, would
a and San Diego, both
fornia towns, were on the
raking faces at each other
ft had the best chance to
ed as the 1931 training
he Cleveland Indians when
hostilities were prevented
ncuncement that the In-
ld return to New Orleans.
Manager Billy Evans left
sion, after a visit to Cali-
at Cleveland would cer-
ke the long jump West in
either Pasadena or San
the base of spring opera-
persist that the Brooklyn
ll be interested in a Cali-
ining ground, espec.ally if
abby's nephews win the
Visits from Chicago Amer-
ue executives in the spring
to reports that the White
t select a California train-
in 1932. In addition to
go and Pasadena, Long
in the market, too, for a

semi-pro ball for some time, Alex
is again back in harness, but this
time with the House of David nine.
It may be that as a member of this
outfit he will come back to his win-
ning form, and if that were the case
it would be a great joy to the many
thousand fans that idolized Alex in
his major league days.
Alexander will be the pilot of the-
team, and will also take his regular
turn in the box. As all of the rest
of the members of the club follow
the House of David custom in al-s
lowing their beards to blossom un-
disturbed, Alexander has also inti-
mated that he would be in style
and try to develop a cookie-duster
that will vie with the best his team-
mates have to offer.


No player on either the Cubs or
Pirates conceded a chance to the
Phillies or Reds for first division
honors, and only two thought the
Braves might squeeze in among the

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