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Letter. ..
an open letter to
francis albert schmidt
the new coach at osu
in the football business
my dear mister schmidt1
colon i understand that
having been put in to1
succeed sammy willaman'
who had some difficulties
in making his football
teams beat michigans
and is now out of a
job you made some
statement about how
the michigan football
team put on theirgrid
panties just the same way
that the ohio states
do period now mister schmidt
i am not one to quibble over
technicalities so let
your statement stand period
after all you are new to
this big ten racket and
let me tell you it is
a tough one period in
fact you are about the
first big ten coach i
have ever heard who
breathed confidence in
the way of a michigan
team since harry kipke
arrived here a few
years ago period
well mister schmidt
i only hope that you
will feel the same way
about things just before
the michigans go down
there next fall and i
will conclude by telling
you that even if the
michigans do put their
pants on the same way
that the ohio states do
very very few teams have
ever found out what they
looked like without them
by taking them down period
yours truly comma al
Sport Fans Note:
Life Will Soon Be
Worth Living Again
Good news for local sport fans.
You've had a tough time these last
few weeks. Track meets away. Swim-
ming meets away. No baseball. No
golf. No tennis. No nothing.
You've had to satisfy yourselves
with reading accounts of the Wolver-
ines winning track and aquatic titles.
But don't lose hope. The most active
sport season of the year is just around
the corner (like prosperity was for so
If you happened to drop down to
the Field House recently you'd have
seen plenty of activity. Baseball play-
ers working out. The sound of bat
against ball and ,ball against mitt.
A pistol shot. Coach Hoyt sending
his sprinters down the cinders. Ward
goes over the cross bar at six feet.
Hunn goes thirteen feet up in the
And at night. Shades of Willie
Heston. Coach Kipke and his men
hard at work, preparing for another
tough grid campaign.
The golfersuand racqueteers have
been hiding out some place too. They
are all waiting for the weather man
to have a change of heart and give
'em a break. Kinda tugging at the
Following vacation they hope to go

outdoors. The track team will be
gunning for its sixteenth Conference
title - the baseball team for its elev-
enth - the tennis team for its fourth
-and the golf team for its third.
Prospects for a successful season
are brilliant. The tracksters are fa-
vored to repeat. Although the golf
team lost Johnny Fischer, it gained
Chuck Kocsis, so it's favored also.
The baseball and tennis teams are
of untested ability. Anything may
happen. New stars may develop.
Surprises are in store for you - may-
be good, maybe bad - you can't tell.
Coach Hoyt is pessimistic. Coach
Fischer is pessimsitic. Coach John-
stone is pessimistic. Coaches Court-
right and Trueblood are pessimistic.
All coaches are pessimistic.
Delta Kappa Epsilon, champions
of the frateinity bowling league, will
meet a picked team of independent
bowlers for the All-Campus team
championship soon after spring vaca-
tion. The Pendalterps, leaders in the
independent league, are expected to
place a majority of men on the team
which will oppose Delta Kappa Ep-


Michigan Nine
To Play Colgate
In First Game
Lack Of Outdoor PracticeL
To Handicap Infield Ona
Training Tour
Coach Ray Fisher announced yes-y
terday the squad of 16 all players,
who will make the Eastern trainingy
trip. The team will leave Ann Arborn
early Sunday; moining and travelf
East via automobile to Hamilton,a
N. Y., where Colgate will be played
Monday in the first of a two game1
series. Single games with Lehigh,
Temple, Rutgers, Westchester Teach-
ers, and Oberlin, will complete the
spring training schedule.
The men who are making the trip
are pitchers, "Whitey" Wistert, ArtJ
Patchin, Harry Tillotson, Art Settle,
Ed Wilson, Leslie Fish, Milton Melt-
zer; infielders, Clayt Paulson, Russ
Oliver, Stan Waterbor, Joe Lerner,
Harold Roehrig; outfielders, Captain
Avon Artz, Ted Petoskey, John Re-t
geczi; catcher, Ted Chapman. Settle
and Lerner are the only sophomores.h
Coach Fisher was forced to makec
his selections solely on the basis ofc
indoor performances. Although the.
squad will be under a severe handi-r
cap due to no outdoor practice, the9
pitching and hitting of the Wolver-t
ines should be above par.
"Murderer's Row"
When Petoskey, Artz, Oliver andt
Paulson face the opposing pitcher,
in that order, the poor hurler will
be reminded of the
old N e w York l
Yankees' "murder-
er's row" of Babe s
Ruth, Gehrig, and
Meusel. s
These four Wol-
verines have been":"
slamming the ball
hard for the last
month, and if the
change in atmos-
phere f r o m the PTOstS
Field House to an outdoor diamond
doesn't impair their batting, the
Eastern aggregations will see some
real hitting.
The only weak spot lies in the
fielding phase of the game, and this
weakness will be only temporary. The
infield, which is a completely re-
vamped one from last year's, is in the
most urgent need of some outdoor
practice. However, it appears un-
likely that the infield will have any
outdoor workouts before the Colgate
game, and a ragged performance will
be not at all surprising.
Regeczi or Lerner at First
Either Regeezi or Lerner will play
first base. Whoever is the best fielder
of the two will win the job, while
the .other will play one of the out-
field posts. Clayt Paulson at second,
Russ Ol1ivye r at
third, and Stan
Waterbor at short,
round out the in-
The pitchers have
been working out
s i n c e Christmas
vacation, and their
a r m s are well
enough oiled to
show the Eastern-
+a/i~reR ers some real hurl-
"Whitey" Wistert is a sure bet to
pry the lid off against Colgate. He
should be a great pitcher this sea-
son; he has a very fast, fast ball, a
sharp breaking curve, and a good
change of pace. With the exception
of two games, he won all of Michi-
gan's Conference victories last season.
Art Patchin appears to rate next

to Wistert, and he may get the call
in the second encounter with Col-
gate. Patchin looked good on several
occasions last year, chief among his
achievements being a five-hit win
over Ohio State.
The third veteran "pitcher is Harry
Tillotson. He is a gool customer in
the pitching box, and he utilizes ex-
traordinary control of his deliveries
to great advantage.. Last year he
subdued the hard-hitting Michigan
State bunch, and won a game from
The other four hurlers will have
to prove their merit. Fish and Melt-
zer were reserves last year, Wilson
is a newcomer, and Settle is a left
hander from last year's fresh nine.
Heavy Hitting Outfield
The outfield will find the slugging
duo, Artz and Petoskey, holding
down the right and center positions,
respectively. Regeczi or Lerner will
play left field.
Colgate will oppose the Wolverines
with a hard hitting lineup, featur-
ing Brooks, Bridge, and Kuk, and an

Dear Mabel:
Just a line to let you know that your friend Mike didn't cash his checks
after that Guffer debacle last autumn -you remember the day that Lug
Lund and his pals darn near put the bite on us down here at Ann Arbor.
You know I let you in on a lot of awful good things last fall -such
as that Grid-Giraffe, but this hot shot is even better. Well there's a nice
little exhibition coming off over at Lebanon (You know, "Yeah, and Moses,
he led the faithful Israelites out of Lebanon.") New Hampshire next Mon-
day at high noon -only the sun will be high though, Mabel, I promise
you, since this Lebanyun is in New England, not Mitchigan.
You know Mabel, spring arrove here officially a couple weeks ago and
you 'member what those poet-guys say always happens in spring. Well, to
make a long story short, Mabul, I've given up poisoning chemistry profs,
putting the bites on football gridders and such unseemly occupations and
am going the way of all flesh (that's from Shakespeare, Mabel). A guy wit
wings and a bow put the bee on me and I'm marrying a girl named
Eleanor at afore-mentioned high-noon next Monday.
Hoping you are the same,
MIKE (by his Ghost)
Expect Better Baseball From
National League This Season

Since the last World Series when
the New York Giants trounced the
Washington Senators so convincingly,
National League stock has taken a
decided jump. For many years the
older circuit had absorbed an annual
defeat at the hands of the leading
representative of its sister league and
a subsequent newspaper razzing. Now
the worm has turned and a man-
agerial consensus is of the opinion
that better baseball will be played in
the National League this year than
in the American.
Two teams represent New York City
in the upper circuit. According to ex-
pert opinion, one of them, the Giants,
will repeat last year's astonishing
victory, while the hapless Brooklyn.
Dodgers can challenge any team to
the position of cellar tenant, give it a
good start, and then win out along in
Can Pitchers Repeat
With the Giants, it is mainly a
question of whether a grand perform-
ance by the pitching staff can be re-
peated. If it can, and if Blondy Ryan
can assure Terry he is a Big Leaguer,
then the other clubs can begin bidding
for second place. As far as the Dodg-
ers are concerned, Manager Casey
Stengel will have to be a second Hou-
dini to break his boys into the rani-
fied atmosphere of the first division.
Yet Brooklyn ball clubs do astonish-
ing things.
A competent pitching staff is the
keynote of a successful baseball team.
Frankie Frisch puts the issue squarely
up to his St. Louis veterans. If Jess
Haines, Bill Hallahan, and Burleigh
Grimes can assist the Dean Brothers
to the extent of a triple comeback,
then Branch Rickey can eulogize his
farm system to the skies, and if not
the Cardinals are sunk. Their team
afield is good, but not good enough
to support a feeble staff of boxmen.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the
Chicago Cubs have been cleaning up
the Pacific Coast during the train-
ing season. Every man in both line-
ups is hitting hard, but most of the
pitching they have been called upon
Tennis Is Most Popular
Sport Among Freshmen!
Approximate figures for freshmen
enrolled in spring physical education
groups were given out Wednesday by
the office of Dr. George A. May, direc-
tor of Waterman Gymnasium.
Tennis has drawn the largest fol-
lowing from the freshman gym
classes, with an enrollment of 175.
From this group the freshman tennis
squad will be recruited.
Work in the gymnasium, including
wrestling, boxing, fencing, and hand-
ball activities, claims 135 members
of the gym classes. Non-instructional
swimming activities have only 75 sup-
Golf has a following of 65. The
freshman baseball squad at present
carries about 20 men, while only 10
chose soft ball as a spring activity.
ace hurler in the person of Red La-

to face is of the minor league variety. o
More will be known of them when o
they face major league opposition on
the trip East. Both outfits are cer-
tain to be in the pennant chase.
Braves Look Strong
The Boston Braves led by the vet-
eran McKechnie will assuredly pro-
vide stiff opposition in their own t
back yard in Boston. If they can
hold up on the road and win a rea-
sonable quota of their games on
foreign territory, then let the other u
teams beware. While it is doubtful if
they have flag aspirations, they can
certainly upset the applecart for so-
called favorites.
It is difficult to talk of the chances
of Cincinnati and Philadelphia. Both
teams have been in the doldrums so
long and have been shaken up so
often without apparent result, that
they have come to be looked upon as
"breathers" in .the schedule, and a
spot for a rookie pitcher to break in.
The process of, rebuilding is a long
one. Cincinnati has found a godfather
in Powell Crosby. There is little hope
for Philadelphia.
1Women's Part
In Turf World
Is Increasing'
NEW YORK, April 5 - (P)-Wom-
en are playing an increasingly im-
portant part in the turf world.
As recently as five years ago, it
was rare for one of them to win a
race. Now more and more women
who can afford it - for it costs big
money to keep horses, no matter how
much you win-are maintaining their
own stables and winning important
Two of Mrs. Payne Whitney's en-
tries - Spy Hill and Black Buddy-
are among early favorites in the Ken-
tucky Derby, which her Twenty
Grand won in 1931. Another out-
standing woman's entry is Mrs. John
Hay Whitney's Singing Wood.
Mrs. Payne Whitney is dean of
American women racers, just as the
whole Whitney clan is the mainstay
of thoroughbred racing in this coun-
Her husband cared nothing about
horses, but after his death in 1927
she organized the Greentree Stable.
She has big breeding farms in Ken-
tucky and at Red Bank, N. J., the
latter with a quarter-mile covered
track. Her Belmont Park stable is
one of the show places of the racing
center, and Mrs. Whitney is one of
the guarantors of the track's deficit.
In three years Twenty Grand won
$260,840, but it costs from $250,000
to $500,000 a year to maintain a large
stable and most of the owners have to
dig deeply into their own pockets.


Waterbor, ss
Lerner, lb or lf
Petoskey, cf
Artz, (C), rf
Oliver, 3b
Paulson, 2b
Regeczi, lb or if
Chapman, c
Wistert, p

Dempsey, ss
McDonough, 2b
Bridge (C), 1b
Brooks, If
Kuk, cf
Anderson, 3b
Flaitz, rf
O'Hara, c
LaFlamme, p

Ted Rosequist, the Ohio State foot-
ball and basketball star, has signed
a one-year football contract with the
Chicago Bears. Although Rosequist
has completed four years of college
competition, he lacks several hours of
having the required work for his
bachelors degree.
He intends to play with the Bears
in their National League campaign
and also on their barnstorming tour
of the Pacific Coast next winter, re-
turning to the Buckeye campus for
the spring quarter next year to com-
plete his academic work.







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