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'Schoolmaster' Fisher, Former tC nt, Red
Cappon Returns Home
ICHIGAN'S COACH RAY FISHER, the man who direct
the destinies of the baseball team, was in the majo
leagues as a pitcher for 11 years and had a batting aver-
age of around .294. Then he came to' Michigan and is nov
serving his twelfth year.
One story heard about him is the time he lost his
itching arm. He was with the Oilers, the Oklahoma City
team, at that time in the Western league. He pitched fo:
Seven innings one day in Oklahoma City and then begge
,o be taken out. His manager refused and he finished the
ame, winning 3 to 1. That night the team went on an
over-night hop. On the train Fisher sat beside an open
window and when he awakened next morning, he had a kink in his neck
and a bulge in his pitching arm. After he dressed for the game that after-
noon; he found that he had lost his fast ball. From then on he was
through and he soon came to Michigan.
He started playing scrub ball when a kid. He played in organized
baseball while in high school. He graduated from Middlebury college, Ver-
iont, after being one of their mainstays on the diamond.
He signed with Hartford but played there only a short time when the
Giants bought him. He learned his

Last Net Matche
D c ies Sta te,1
'Michigan Meet



f'irst H1o1(-Ifl-One( IS
Sunk . GBy eorge D"vid
The first hole-in-one of the sea-
son for the University golf course
was made last Sunday by George
David, a member of this year's
Varsity squad. The miracle was
accomplished on the eighth hole in
a match between David, Captain
Jolly of the University team, and
Bill Slack, when the lucky manj

Team Tui
Net Schedule
Slowed Up By
IRainy Weather
All-Caimpus Singles Will
Have To Be burie(To
Finish By Date S t


Varsity Ball Team Freshmen Will
Begins Drills For Play -ar sit
A hio1Stte Lou test N siy
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Snel-siet, Vic
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Aiueirw ays of eoniorced id-
ness due to inclement weather the
Michigan ball team returned to the
diamonc yesterday afternoon, and
with the squad divided into two parts
ran through a practice game.

nickname, "Schoolmaster" then be-
eause he was teaching Latin in a
New Jersey prep school between sea-
After nine years with the Giants,
he went to war. After his return he
joined the Cincinnati Reds and stay-
ed there for two years. He had one
record while in the majors which
differed from his manager's, John J.
McGraw, and that was he never got
into a fight. IHe has been banned
from the field for protesting deci-
sions, but nary a blow.
It was largely due to Branch
Rickey's. (son of Col. Joseph Rickey
after whom "gin rickey" was named
--mmm-m and beer today) efforts
that Fisher came to Michigan. The
vacated post of baseball coach had
been filled by the time he got to Ann
Arbor to see about it, but he joined
the coaching staff shortly afterward.
He is proud of two clubs that he
has coached here, 1924 and 1929.
Harry Kipke and Jack Blott played
tn his '24 team. The '29 club was
the first one to make the trip to
japan for a series of games. They
were more successful than the team
that returned this last fall.
The recent decline of baseball here
is due, he thinks, to the fact that
Michigan spectators see major league
baseball with little effort and they
Slower times for the 220-yard
dash and low hurdles will be made
in the forthcoming Big Ten track
meet as the events will be run on
the curve with lanes used entirely,
instead of starting on the shoot.
The new marks will be new rec-
ords as they are entirely different
The 440 is still on the curve, as
frmerly, and will be run in lanes
past the first curve until they
reach the stretch.
The mile relay, which was
started on the shoot, will start on
the curve.
The reason assigned for the
change that the spectators can
now see the athletes throughout
the race, while formerly they could
not see the start in the shoots.
It means that the hurdlers will
have to learn to take the hurdles
on the curve.
carry over their expectations of the
Vrofessional game to Big Ten games.
When Fisher first came here, it was
a full day's trip to go into Detroit
and see a game. Now its just an aft-
' In the Conference race, Fisher ex-
pects that Wisconsin will capture the
pennant from Indiana. The Hoosier
diamond team is the biggest obstacle
'on the Wolverine schedule and Mich-
'igan is in need of a great deaf of
improvement before they will have a
chance to win. He says that perhaps
'the Chicago victory is a sign of what
is coming but he adds that boys are
going to get a chance to know what
work is, in an effort to improve.
He expects to give some of the un-
derstudies a chance yet, although the
games originally planned for them
:to work in, have been rained out.
Chief among these are Ratterman
and Ware.
FANKLIN C. CAPPON, assistant
athletic director, returned to his
home yesterday after spending a
veek in University hospital recuper-
"ating from an appendicitis operation.
Cappy recovered quickly and was
given the run of the house and all
privileges. He delighted in answering
the phone himself to sympathic
friends and fellow coaches who called
'to find out how the jovial mentor
was getting along. The other coaches
were of the opinion that the patient's
physique was the reason that he was
allowed to leave the hospital as soon
as he did.

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d g drove the ball 185 yards with a No.
e t1ters 0f For'1. 4 iron to complete the trick. How-
ever, this is not the first hole-in-
j one made by David in his entire
iay Is Ragged As Under- career of golf. Last summer, on
} rai ted' Teams Battle one of the Detroit courses, he did
his first hole-hn-one.
In a thrilling finale to the closest
I tennis match here in recent years. A*g $
Mcihigan's Varsity netters turned II
back a bitterly-fighting Spartan out-
fit by five matches to four yester- eL A Tossup
day afternoon on the Ferry Field clayI
State had things decidedly in her The outcome of the approaching
favor during the singles matches, riack meet between Michigan and
winning four out of six. The Wolve-!
rines were forced to make a clean Illinois is a toss-up, according to
sweep of the doubles to win. In most Coach Charlie Hoyt, Wolverine track
of the matches play was ragged, mentor.
neither of the teams having had suf- Coach Hoyt stated yesterday that-
ficient practice in the past.two weeks I the way things stack up now most
to put on a good performance. anything might happen Saturday.
In the number one singles match, "Both teams have favorites to win in
Weitz beat Siegel, Michigan ace, 6-3, several of the events. The final score
16-1. Captain Dick Snell of the Wol- will be determined largely by the
verines lost to Rex Norris of State, showing either team makes in the
7-5. 4-6, 6-2. Nardwell beat Baldwin remaining events.
of Michigan, 7-5, 6-4. Nisen of Mich- "For example, Michigan appears
igan beat Loose, 6-4, 8-6. Appelt of to have the advantage in the hurdles,
Michigan beat Stonebricker, 6-2, 6-4. the high-jump, the quarter-mile and
1 Goodwin of State beat Sandusky, the half-mile. Illinois, on the other
9-7, 8-6. ' hand seems superior in the pole vault'
State led 4-2 as the doubles began. with Seely and Lennington, the shot
Baldwin and Nisen of Michigan had put and discus with Kamm, and the!
little difficulty in disposing of Loose mile with Woolsey.
and Stonebricker, while Sandusky Hellmichl Strong in 100
and Appelt beat Weitz and Gee of "Most of the remaining events are
State, 6-3, 6-2. That left the match toss-uns. Hellmich in the 100 and
all even at four each. Meanwhile,22-adasewlgieWran
Norrisc f "20- g rdashes, ilie Ward and
Norsand Goodwin of State had Kemp plenty to worry about. tknoestfo SeladSee,'Du-
taken one set from Sneil and Siegel, fresne will give Hill a battle in the
and the second set was progressing two-mile. The javelin, broad jump,
in favor of the Wolverine duo. Iand hammer throw might easily go
Snell and Siegel ran ou the see- to either team.
end set at 6-4, and then play beganr
in the set which was to decide the "Illinois will put up a much
entire meet. Four tired players began stronger fight than did Ohio State
the best play of the whole afternoon. last Saturday."
Services were broken through five The outcome of the meet will, to
times in the set, leaving Michigan a great extent, depend on the per-I
on top at 5-4 in games. fformance of Willis Ward, high point
It was Siegel's serve, and it looked man in every Wolverine meet this
as though he would easily win the year. Coach Hoyt announced the in-'
deciding game as two quick points tention of using Ward in the same
put Michigan on the long end of a four events he did against Ohio


----- Janvv Wateror, regular second
The bad weather for the past sev- baseman was conspicuous by his ab-
eral days has held up the Intramural sence. H6 has been suffering from a
tennis program to so great an ex- heavy cold and may not be able to
start Friday's game against Ohio
tent that the next two weeks will tr Fridays game aging Ohio
SThe Buckeyes will bring a new
find tennis predominant for some team to Ann Arbor for the two games
while in the spring program, this week-end, only two veterans be-
There are 90 entrants in the All- ing on the Scarlet-and-Gray nine.
Campus Singles Tennis tournament They are Roger Sharp, captain and
so that the matches will have to be catcher, and Sid Hale. who alternates
between third base and right field. In
hurried through if the tourney will a recent contest against Indiana,
be able to end on the scheduled Hale, playing the hot corner, made
date. May 30. In order to straighten 4 errors.
out the affair, all the first and sec- Three newcomers to the Ohio State



Women To GIVe
Sport Program
As a special attraction during the
Homecoming week-end, the Women's
Athletic Department is sponsoring an
exhibition in some of its most im-
portant spring sports on Friday
afternoon at 4:15 at Palmer Field.
Competition in archery, tennis, bad-
minton, and baseball is scheduled.
A mixed playoff series in archery
will start the program. The pair with
the best scores by the end of the
afternoon will be declared winners.
~ 7119 i ln AOIlll
Gym~Tenis Retain
Fros P opnlariuy
Out of ten events open to fresh-
men in the spring physical educa-
tion program this year Dr. May an-
nounced yesterday that tennis and'
gymnasium have maintained their
popularity of former years, but golf
has dropped off decidedly.
Tennis drew 135 while gymnasium
tallied a close second with 123. Golf
dropped its customary third place
when only 45 men signed up for the
sport. Other events polled as follows:
Swimming, 61; track, 60; freshman
baseball, 30; spring football, 30; soft-
ball, 20; boxing, 18; and wrestling,

end round matches must be played
before Sunday evening. Three addi-
tional rounds will take place the
following week. All those interested in
the tournament should arrange for
their games so that they are com-
pleted before Sunday evening.
16 Doubles Teams Entered
Sixteen teams entered in the
All-Campus doubles tournament be-
sides the 48 fraternity teams and va-
rious independent and faculty groups
'have added up the heavy tennis bur-
' den made by the rain for the Intra-
mural department.
The drawings for the Faculty
Singles tournament are as follows:
W. J. Smith vs. Angell, Crandall vs.
H. C. Adams, W. 0. Freyberg vs.
Kronick, Baten vs. Nyswander, Mc-
Cluskey vs. Johnstone, Wagner vs.
Brassfield, Daniels vs. Tracy, and
Dorsey vs. Stapleton. The seedings
for this tourney are the following:
Angell, No. 1; Dorsey, No. 2; Baten,
No. 3; and Johnstone, No. 4.
Independent Race On
The race for the independent di-
vision championship in Intramural
sports remains as undecided as when
it started last September, except that
two teams, Flying Dutchmen and
Humpty Dumpties at present, are the
only ones capable of winning. These
teams, however, are practically dead-
locked, there being a mere three
point difference in their totals, 741
and 739 respectively. While the
Dumpti esare eliminated from horse-
shoes, the Dutchmen still have a slim
chance of earning more points in this
event. Dopesters figure that the out-

lineup, Ulrich, Estell and Williams,
will divide the pitching in the three
games. The Buckeyes have already
received setbacks from Indiana and
Illinois, two games having been
dropped to the Hoosiers in one after-

' thirty-love score. State tied it up, State. Ward won the 100-yard dash, come depends upon the performance
however, winning three consecutive the high jump, broacd jun p and took of the teams in the softball tourna-
points and placing the count at second in the high hurdles. ment. Both have won in their league.
Michigan made it deuce. From then
on, it was merely a toss-up as to
whether Michigan would win or the
set would be deuced. For nine long
minutes the deuced game waveredndMich-hte Gbardine
agonizingly between State and Mich-
igan. It finally fell to the Wolves as
Siegel placed one in the alley to win
the whole match with one stroke.i m


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