THE MICHIGAN, .DAILY
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
By John Thomas
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HE GAMEST ATHLETE at Mich-
igan-is the title held by hard-!
luck Lawrence Frederick Ratterman.
Kipke called him that last year and
the story was widely publicized in all;
of the Detroit papers.
In Cincinnati he was known as the
best athlete ever produced in their
high school system. He was captain
of the All-Cincinnati high school
football team and rated among the
first five players in the state by Ohio
State coaches. He was an All-South-
western Ohio forward in basketball.
He ranked as number one in Cin-
cinnati and Southwestern Ohio in
tennis. He captained the champion-
ship high school baseball team. Inj
all, his record was the best ever com-
piled by a player there.
Needless to say, every college in
the country made overtures to him
but he chose Michigan in spite of the
tempting offers. He was a sensation
in his freshman year here, starring
in both football and basketball. His
bid for the Chicago Alumni trophy
in spring football was strong enough
to cause a four-cornered race be-
tween Everhardus, Fay, Heston, and
In the first practice of his sopho-
more year, Ratterman suffered a
severe knee injury. After a thorough
examination it was pronounced that
he'd never walk again. However one
of the outstanding surgeons in the
country gave him another chance.
No one had the least doubt about
his athletic career. He was done. But
Fred had another idea about it. Last
summer he ran one mile everyday
and swam the same distance every-
day, building up that leg of his.
He reported to Kipke in the best
possible shape, possibly better than
anyone else on the squad this fall.
Through the winter he kept in
shape with handball and squash and
reported to Coach Ray Fisher for
baseball this spring. He has been
forced out of baseball for the past
several years and has had a hard
time finding his batting eye. But now
he has it. In last Thursday's practice!
he belted a sure homer, but was held
to third by a slight hip injury which'
had no connection with his old knee
injury; His hitting in the last few
practices has been one of the few
pleasant surprises in store for Coach
Grid ders Hold Freshmen Hold'
Long Scrimmage Trials For First
On Ferry Field Outdoor Meet
Tracksters To Michigan Net
Meet Ypsilanti Squad Defeats
Here Tuesday Teachers, 4-3
Everhardus, Remias, Fay,
Tessmer Are Backfield
For Varsity Blues
Make Quick Score
Veteran Half Skirts End
For Touchdown After
Pass, Blocked Punt
In the qualifying runs for the com-
ing Ohio State telegraphic meet for
! the freshman tracksters, nine men
I won through the trials and will rep-
resent Michigan in the mile run, mile
relay, and 100-yard dash events.
Three men qualified to competeI
againstthe Buckeye yearlings in the
j mile run. Gorman ran first in the
trials, clipping the tape with a timeI
of 4:40.9. Stockton and Randall
weroe thne other men to come through,
placing second and third respectively.
rgd m m d Patton, Starr, Norris, and Kauff-I
Four grid teams composed ofE man will compose the mile relay1
forty-four perspiring Wolverine grid- taim Patton monethe qua r heat
ders went through a scrimmage ses- with 52.6 seconds.
sion yesterday afternoon on Ferry earnes and Drennan took the 100-
Field, former battleground of ancienta
Maize and Blue machines. The work- yard dash honors, Barner winning in
out began at 2 p. m. and several hun- -._._seonds__
dred spectators witnessed the pro-;
ceedings. 'I *an
Everhardus, Fay, Remias and Tess-
mer comprised the backfield of the Teais Reach 2nd
starting Blue team which represent-
ed a skeleton Varsity lacking the g sep r Schedule
grid stars participating in spring ek O to leize
sports. In less than four 'minutes
after kicking off, the Varsity had Intramural softball reaches the
scored a touchdown. end of its second week of competition
The White team, after a good run- with the following teams leading
back of the kickoff by Ponto, was their respective league in the fra-
held on two line plunges. Then Pon- ternity division: Delta Kappa Ep-
to's kick was blocked and recovered silon; Psi Upsilon, Delta Sigma Pi
by the Blues. A snappy forward pass and Phi Alpha Delta (tie); Phi Beta
by "Zit" Tessmer brought the ball ! Delta; Sigma Nu tlast year's cham-
down to the five-yard line, and Ever- pions); Beta Theta Pi; Chi Phi;
hardus skirted the end to score. Delta Tal Delta; Delta Chi and
Beyond that point the play was Alpha Kappa Lambda ttie); Tau
ragged, with frequent fumbles on the Delta Phi: Phi Lambda Kappa and
part of both Phi Beta Pi (tie).
teams. Everhar- Leaders of the four leagues in the
dus was doing independent division are: D. D.'s,
some good punt- Humpty Dumpti-s, Bluebirds, and
ing, while Dock- Fli ng Dutchmen.
sh aw f a r t h e
shwf o rt hf eFaculty Softball Next Week
Whites got~ off
some fine kicks. Faculty softball will get under way
Ponto and Tess- next week when Mathematies takes
mer were both on Zoology at 5 p. m. Tuesday and
successful in line Chemistry battles Swimming Club at
plunges. the same time Thursday. Both games
Lateral passes will be played on South Ferry Field.
from Everhardus ; More entries are desired before com-
TESSMER to Fay netted a petition starts.
good many yards Intra-fraternity tournaments in
during the first quarter, both vet- tennis and horseshoes started this
erans handling the ball on difficult week as Theta Kappa Psi, Theta Chi,
laterals with ease. Blocking for the Phi Mu Alpha, Sigma Chi, Phi Kappa
runners was fair on the Blue team Sigma, Zeta Psi, Phi Lambda Kappa,
and particularly unsuccessful for the Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa Nu, and,
Whites. Beta Theta Pi survived the first
"Zit" Tessmer did a good job of round of court competition and Phi
running the Blues. Despite the fact Gamma Delta piched their way to
that the afternoon was hot, the ma- victory over Phi Kappa Sigma. There
chine went through plays with snap are 32 horseshoe and 48 tennis teams
and precision. entered.
Will Open Home Season
On Ferry Field Against
Strong Huron Team
Michigan track followers will be
given their first opportunity to see
the Wolverine cinder squad in action
, when they meet a strong aggrega-
tion from Ypsilanti at 4 p. m. Tues-
day, on Ferry Field.
Coach Charlie Hoyt has entered
his entire squad of 36 in the home
curtain-raiser. A close battle is in
prospect as the Ypsi outfit boasts
many stars in its roster.-
Perhaps the most prominent man
on the Huron squad is Eugene
Beatty, negro hurdler, who won the
400-meter event at the Penn Relays'
Friday. He will match strides with
Egleston and Pantlind of the Wolves.
Turner To Met Quinn
Ned Turner will not have things
too easy in the half-mile as he will
be pitted against Tom Quinn, sensa-
tional middle-distance star. Quinn
was National Interscholastic cham-
pion in his high school days and was
a threat in last year's Olympic try-
Michigan entrants are: High Jump
-Ward, Moisio, Cox; Shot Put-
Blumenfeld, Salmon, Damm, Bacon;
Javelin - Kosetchek, S c h m i el1e r,
Damm, Northrop, Thornburg; Broad
Jump-Ward, Schell, Rea; Discus-
Damm, Gillilan, Bacon; Pole Vault-
Jennette, Lassila, Northrop, Humph-
100-Yard Dash-Ward; Kemp,
Ieston; Mile Run-Howell, Childs,
McManus; 220-Yard Dash - Kemp,
Ellerby, Heston; 120-Yard High
Hurdles-Egleston, Pantlind, Ward,
Haefele; 440-Yard Dash-DeBaker,
Allen, Ellerby, Akershoek; Two-Mile
Run-Hill, R. Howell, McMillan;
220-Yard Low Hurdles - Egleston,
Pan lind, Haefele; 800-Yard Run-
Turner. Lemen, Braden, Freeze.
Dick Snell, Michigan's tennis squad W L Pet.
was able to eke out a win over the 'New York............9 2 .818
strong Western State net aggregation Chicago .............. 9 4 .690
yesterday at Kalamazoo. Cleveland ............ 7 6 .538
Siegel, conqueror of George Rein- Washington .......... 7 6 .538
del of the Detroit Tennis Club last Detroit ............... 6 6 .500
week, smashed out his second singles Boston..............4 7 .364
victory of the season over Laevin, Philadelphia .......... 4 9 .308
6-4, 5-7, 6-1 and teamed with Snell St. Louis .............4 10 .286
in the doubles to set down Hart and Detroit, 4-10-1, Rowe, Herring,
Laevin, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Snell's defeat Nekola and Hayworth; St. Louis, 11
of Geren was accomplished with -10-0, Hadley, Gray and Ferrell.
ease, 6-2, 6-3 and his win together Washington, 6-8-1, Weaver and
with Baldwin's triumph over Shober, Sewell; New York, 3-11--1, Gomez,
6-4, 6-4 provided the necessary mar- Brown and Dickey.
gin to keep Michigan netters in the MacFayden,eveland,4-9--1, Ferrell and
winning column. Spencer; Chicago, 1--8--3.Lyons
Coach Johnny Johnstone although Faber and Grobey
elated over the performance of his P
number one,twndfvrnkg Philadelphia, $--10--3, Grove and
numernetws , and five ranking Cochrane; Boston, 3-10--1, H.
players, was disappointed with NisenoJohnson, Welch and Shea,
and Sandusky, ranking three and
Nisen lost to Hart, 8-10, 2-6 and In spite of eleven hits against them
Sandusky dropped his match to Gla- the Boston Braves, due to two hom-
ser, 3-6, 3-6. In the doubles Nisen
and Sanduskey went down to Glaser
and Germen, 4-6, 3-6.
Johnstone expressed optimisim over
the possibilities of Michigan's suc-
ess in the Conference tournament, CB art
taking into view the win over De-
troit Tennis Club, undefeated by Custom1 Tal or
Through the brilliant and stellarI
performances of Seymour Siegel,1
sophomore tennis star, and Captain'
"Schoolboy" Rowe, the Tiger's ers by Berger, won their ball game
pitching find, was again knocked off yesterday 6 to 3. However the Cubs
the mound when the St. Louis also came through with a win over
Browns collected seven runs in their Cincinnati and left the Braves still in
half of the seventh to win 11 to 4. the cellar position in the league. By
AMERICAN LEAGUE virtue of a 2 to 1 victory over the
Dodgers the Giants retained a secure
hold on first place.
NATTONAJ LEAG UE
Michigan for years, and the latest
victory over Western State. The
Ieachers have tied Chicago this sea-
son, 3-3, and the Maroons in turn
have defeated Iowa and Northwest-
ern, a strong net team. Johnstone,
however, would feel more confident,
if he had a better balanced team.
Michigan takes on Michigan State
at 3 p. m. next Tuesday here in what
promises to be an interesting clash.
Rackets and Restringing
Chi Phi House Call 4295
Former Varsity Tennis Player
Work Called For and Delivered
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THE MAY FESTIVAL of the University Musical Society has been
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