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AY 1, 1934



Baseball Team Meets State In Home Opener


Patchin Chosen
To Start Game
Michigan ine Seeks To
Return To Form Afterc
16-2 Buckeye Debacle
The Wolverine baseball team will'
open its home season on Ferry Field at
4:05 p.m. today, against the Michigan
State nine. Michigan has alreadyj
played 10 games away from home,i
winning four and dropping six. Four
of them were Conference games in
which the Wolverines broke even.
The Spartans have a formidable
team, not having been defeated since
their southern training tour. On the
basis of comparative scores, the State
boys stack up a little stronger than
the Maize and Blue. The Wolverines
had a tough time in gaining a split
series with Northwestern, losing the
first game, 3-1, and taking the second
in 10 inning, 7-5, Michigan State
had an easy time with the Wildcats
last week, downing them by a 9-3
Patchin To Start
Coach Ray. Fisher will probably
start Art Patchin on the mound today
with "Whitey" Wistert in reserve.
Patchin has pitched good ball this
season, with the exception of the Ohio
State game Saturday in which he
had a very abbreviated stay. Art has
a good fast ball, but his most effec-
tive ball has been a sharp-breaking
With the exception of several errors
by Waterbor at short, in the two Ohio
State games, the infield has been
playing good ball. Paulson, after an
erratic start has steadied, and is now
fielding flawlessly around second
base. He also continues to lead the
team in hitting with a .372 average.
Wistert and Oliver have been fielding
well at first and third respectively,
and Wistert hits the ball with more
power than any of his teammates,
Outfield Strong
The outfield can hold its own with
any collegiate outer garden in the
country. To find a better outfielder
than Ted Petoskey, one would have
to confine his search to the big
leagues. "Pete" covers twice as much
ground as the average fielder, and
he's the line drive type of hitter, very
seldom popping up. Regeczi has prov-
en himself an excellent fielder and a
fair sticker, while Captain Artz con-
tinues to smash all kinds of pitching,
as he's done for the past two years.
The recent series with Ohio State
was one of the oddest on record. The
Wolverines garnered 17 runs and 15
hits to rout the Buckeyes with their
best pitchers in the box, 17-2. The
next day Ohio Stat pulled the same
stunt and beat Michigan by almost
exactly the same score, 16-2. The boys
are still trying to figure out how it
Michigan will make its home ap-
pearance with the same lineup that
has participated in the 10 games to
date: Waterbor, short; Oliver, third;
Petoskey, center field; Artz, right
field; Wistert, first base; Paulson,
second base; Regeczi, left field;
Chapman, catcher; and Patchin,
AB H Pet.
Paulson ........43 16 .372
Artz...........41 14 .341
Petoskey ........48 16 .333
Regeczi ........43 14 .326
Wistert ........34 10 .294
Waterbor.. ....46 13 .283
Chapman,.......40 10 .250
Lerner ..........17 4 .236
Oliver ..........39 8 .205
Patchin .........11 1 .091



U. S. Navy Plays Boog ey-N1 an.. .
* * *
4WAR IS HELL," according to an old gent named General Sherman who
fought in some general disagreement in this country some time ago
resulting no doubt from something that happened in Congress. But Gen.
Sherman never realized that lack of war also has disastrous effects.
Gosh, look at what it did to the Navy last week. Having nothing better
to occupy itself with, the entire U. S. Navy had a game of bogey-man down
in the Canal-Zone last Wednesday. With bated breath they snuck through
the Canal at record speed. Nobody on the ships was allowed to even sneeze,
and everybody with coughs was sent down in the noisome depths of the hold
and muffled heavily with mattresses and such.
If a little boy had shot off a cap-pistol the gunners probably would have
gotten nervous and blown the northern end off South America.
It would have been a dirty mean trick to put on whiskers and a cape
and with an indoor-baseball painted black in the hand, sneak out from
behind a post and holler "Boo" at the first battleship. All the officers in
sight would have died of heart-failure right on the spot.
IT SAYS IN THE NEWSPAPERS that bombing by an enemy plane was
feared. Incidentally, it would have had to be a record distance flight
because the nearest foreign power whose intentions might, through any
remote stretch of the imagination, be considered faintly hostile is at least
three or four thousand miles away.
After it was all over, and nothing more hostile than a couple of lamp-
posts -at the Pedro Miguel locks was encountered, the Secretary of the Navy
said "We wanted to see how quickly the fleet could get from one ocean to
If they are out for speed records in that matter I might suggest going
from the Pacific Ocean to the Antarctic Ocean. They could do that in nothing
Incidentally, the two hosstyle lamp-posts were taken care of in fine
shape by the aircraft carrier Saratoga. With signal bravery the Saratoga
knocked off the posts in good shape.
It was a pathetic spectacle . . . the entire U. S. Navy armed to the
teeth parading through the Panama Canal with all the precautions you can
imagine. Even the cables and dispatches were strictly censored. They must
have had Will Hays along.
It's not that I don't recommend ordinary care in snaking 111 ships
through the Canal, but I think in view of the conditions of peace that they
might just have told the helmsmen where to steer and then gone to sleep.
Of course, there should have been a few handling the lines at the locks and
what have you.
My own opinion is that they were trying to sneak up on Dillinger from

'Team Wasn't
Good Enough,'
Explains Hoyt
Trackmen Not In Proper
Physical Condition For
Relays, Says Coach
"We just weren't good enough,"
was Coach Charlie Hoyt's brief, but
to the point, summary of Michigan's
disappointing performance at the
Drake Relays last Saturday."
With 12 men entered in the classic
event Willis Ward's second in the high
hurdles was all the Wolverines had
to show for their 2,000 mile jaunt.
Continuing, Coach Hoyt said "The
boys weren't ready for the meet. They
hadn't had a chance to get in good
condition with the weather as it was
last week. Naturally they didn't do
as well as was expected. They were,,
however, as good as the other Big
Ten teams entered."
There are circumstances surround-
ing Michigan's failure to come
through, however, which are not
found in Coach Hoyt's statement and
newspaper reports of the meet. For
one thing Willis Ward suffered a re-
currence of a knee injury which he
received in football. Coach Hoyt saw
that it was bothering him and with-
drew him from the high jump for fear
he might strain his knee still further
and face serious consequences.
Ellerby Also Injured
Along with this,sCapt. Tom Ellerby
pulled a leg muscle in the sprint
relay which kept him out of the mile
event. Cass Kemp was sent in as a
substitute for him, but not having
trained for the longer distance Mich-
igan's relay team was slowed up. It
qualified in sixth place without El-
lerby and, according to coaches, the
Wolverines would have won second or
third place had their captain been
able to compete.
In the individual events, Michigan's
sophomores did as well as was ex-
pected. Skip Etchells threw the discus
135 feet. Ed Stone surprised his fol-
lowers with a heave of 183 feet in the
javelin. Dave Hunn vaulted well past
the 12 foot mark.
The comic-tragedy of the meet
came in the two-mile event. Neree
Alix and Rod Howell were entered for
Michigan and Alix, Big Ten indoor
champion, was favored to finish
among the leaders. Through a mis-
understanding, however, both boys
missed their call for the event, and
neither competed; consequently they
made the trip for nothing.
Illinois Meet Saturday

Netters Play Three Matches,
But DogSees None Of Them

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There was a little brown, dog with
drooping ears who wanted to see the
tennis matches that were held last
week at the Ferry Field courts. There
were three matches. Michigan played
Ypsilanti on Wednesday, Michigan
State on Friday, and opened its Big
Ten season with Illinois on Saturday.
But the little brown dog with drooping
ears saw none of them.
The reason for this was Lassie,
Coach Johnstone's canine pet. Lassie,
is a very old police dog and very
faithful. She has been taught that
the success of a Varsity tennis match
depends upon whether or not little
brown dogs with drooping ears are
running about on the courts. And
thus it was that every time the brown
dog approached to watch the white
balls bounce about he was met by a
snarling, crouching police dog, very
old and very faithful. The brown dog
missed the Ypsi meet as a conse-
quence. And that is too bad, for the
' Ypsi meet from the Michigan stand-
point was a very jolly carnage, the
local lads winning by a clean sweep
of all matches, 12 to 0.
So the brown dog, with ears droop-
ing lower than ever, went away, but
he came back. He came back Friday,
the day the meet with Michigan State
was scheduled; he came back for an-
other try at the white, bouncing balls.
Lassie did her duty and kept the per.
sistent little dog at bay, but Mich-
igan lost, nevertheless, 5 to 4.
Coach Johnstone tore his hair and

pulled Joe Appelt from the number
one position, which he had gained by
his fine play against Ypsi, and put in
Dan Kean, Negro youth who had
won two matches at second and third
Saturday came, as did the Illini,
and Dan Kean came through in fine,
if not miraculous style, settling
Johnstone's worries about the number
one position for the time being at
least .Michigan tied, 3 to 3, and it was
Kean's phenomenal net game that
made it possible. At the base line
he was only fair, but when he came
in on the net he looked great. He
also established himself as a money
player of the first order. The games
were 5-3 against him in the second
set of his singles match before he
began to click; but when he did Stan
Braun, his opponent, was helpless.
The little brown dog with the
drooping ears, however, missed all
this. He did not even show up Sat-
urday, which was certainly a bad
piece of luck, because Lassie, for some
unknown reason, was not present


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Football Game
Is Scheduled
For Saturday

Introducing Ruthie Root ~
"The choice of Ruth Root for the Under a broiling sun Coach Kipke's
office of president of the Women's spring grid players yesterday swung
Athletic Association was a particu- into the last week of practice before
larly good one," said Miss Marie the final game to be held in the Sta-
Hartwig, head of the Intramural dium Saturday afternoon.
athletics department yesterday. "She, Coach Kipke made some last min-
has proved her competency by acting ute changes in the personnel, shiftingI
as house athletic manager for two players from the Blue to Yellow squad

Charles kocsis Is
Placed At Scratch,
In District Ratings
Chuck Kocsis, number one man on
the Varsity golf team, added another
to a long list of link honors when he
was the only golfer in the metropoli-
tan area placed at scratch in the
Detroit District Golf Association's
handicap ratings for 1934, which
were announced Saturday. Kocsis
held this honor in 1931 and 1932, but
was ineligible for ranking last year.
Woody Malloy, Varsity number
three man and a player of great repute
in local golfing circles, was given a
handicap rating of three strokes, and
Dana Seeley, also a member of the
Varsity golf squad and playing at the
Barton Hills Country Club, was given
four strokes. ,Carl Markham, who
holds down one of the positions on
the Varsity squad and who also re-
'sides in Ann Arbor, was not listed
because he has no club affiliations.
Harry Kipke, head football coach,
and Jack Blott, one of his assistants,
were given handicap ratings of six
and seven strokes respectively.
American League
St. Louis 7, Detroit 2.
Philadelphia 6, Boston 2.
Chicago 20, Cleveland 10.
New York 7, Washington 4.
National League
New York 5, Brooklyn 0.
Philadelphia 5, Boston 4 (10 inn-
Chicago 8, Pittsburgh 6 (12 inn-
St. Louis 10, Cincinnati 6.
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years, and as an active member of the1
W.A.A. board."
Ruthie, as she is affectionately
known to almost all the girls on the
campus, hails from Monroe, Michi-
gan. Her interest in athletics did
not begin until she became active in
sports in her early school days. Since
she has come to Michigan, her par-
cipiation has been chiefly in team
sports -hockey and basketball, and
she has also swum, which she says
"doesn't mean anything."
During the past year, as well as
beingactive on the honor class teams
in hockey and basketball, she has
been W.A.A. swimming manager.
Her plans as to the future policy
of W.A.A. during her term of office
are as yet purely her own ideas, as
the board has not yet met to formu-
late a definite policy. One of her
projects, however, is an All-Campus
play day, which will bring together
all girls on the campus, and provide
a means of having them mingle in
competition regardless of house af-

and vice versa. This week the two
squads will work separately developing
plays which they will uncork Satur-
day. Kipke himself is handling the
Blue squad which includes most of
the veterans, while Cappy Cappon is
"head" coach of the Yellows.
A final scrimmage is scheduled for
Wednesday but Kipke said yesterday
that this may have to be called off
due to the great number of injuries
suffered in last Saturday's battle. Eli
Soodik, promising guard was out in
street clothes yesterday, having
turned his ankle in the scrimmage.
The lack of capable punters has
been evident all season, but Kipke
said yesterday that Cedric Sweet has
fine possibilities and may develop into
a capable kicker. Matt Patanelli,
freshman end, has also tried his hand
at kicking.
Vincent Aug, freshman, has shown
himself to be the most capable passer
on the spring squad, according to
Kipke, and the blond youth may be
very much in evidence Saturday.



The squad is now pointing for the
Illinois meet, to be held on the Ferry
Field track next Saturday. It being the
only home meet of the year, the Wol-
verines are more than anxious to
make a good showing.
With the weather perfect for prac-
tice !ast night, Coach Hoyt sent his
tracksters through one of the most
rigorous drills of the season. He plans
to hold time trials for his men both
today and tomorrow in a hurried at-
tempt to give them the conditioning
that they need and have so far lacked.
Coach Hoyt hopes that both Ward's
and Ellerby's injuries will be healed
enough to enable them to compete
against the Illini. This is almost too
much to expect, however, and the
Wolverines will undoubtedly compete
at a disadvantage.
Illinois has always been a strong
track school. The Wolverines will need
all the power at their command to
turn back the invaders.


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