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1G, 1935


Major League Season

Will Open


Amid Wintry Blasts


Expect 30,000
For Detroit's
Opening Game
Ruth To Face Hubbell In
National League Debut;
Tigers Meet White Sox
NEW YORK, April 15.- P) -- De-
spite the threat of being given a cold,
wintery shoulder by Old Man Wea-
ther. major league baseball will take
off tomorrow in mass formation on
a 154-game flight calculated to de-
velop extraordinary competitive ex-
citement and designed to recapture
oldtime prosperity.
A snowstorm forced the champion
Detroit Tigers to cancel their final
workout. Cincinnati reported snow
flurries, but a sell-out, nevertheless,
for the opening game at Crosley Field
between the Reds and Pittsburgh
Pirates. Chicago's forecast alone was
of the welcome "fair and warmer"
variety for the opening which will pi
the mighty Dizzy Dean, of the Wor
Champion Cardinals, against the
great Lon Warneke, of the Cubs.
Skies promise to be clear, but over-
coats will be necessary in the Eas
for those who expect to turn out fo
the big day, either to join Presiden
Roosevelt in the send-off at Washing-
ton or to witness the debut of Bab
Ruth as a National Leaguer in Bos-
ton against the opposition furnishe
by the celebrated Carl Hubbell and
the New York Giants.
Latest reports from the scenes of
the impending championship action
indicated an aggregate turnout of at
least 200,000 for the eight opening
games tomorrow afternoon. National
League estimates were for a total of
125,000 at the contests scheduled in
Boston, Philadelphia, Cincinnati anc
Chicago. The American League'E
openers in New York, Detroit, St
Louis and Washington figured to at-
tract less than 100,000. ,
Chicago topped the list with 42,000
predicted for Wrigley Field, where
the Cubs and the Cardinals will renew
their old rivalry. The Tigers hoped
to draw at least 30,000 for their open-
er with. Chicago despite the frigid
weather. The Yankees expected an-
other 35,000 to see the first "Ruthless"
New York club in 15 years, with the
Boston Red Sox furnishing the oppo-
Alix's Injury May Not
Be Lasting Handicap
The compound leg fracture in-
curred by Neree Alix, Michigan's
brilliant two-mile star, as he fell
while leading in that event
against California Saturday will
not necessarily be a permanent
bar to his running, according to
Dr. Frank Lynam, the team
Press reports indicate that Alix
caught his spike on the track's
gutter, tripped, and fell, although
details as to which leg was in-
jured were not given. It was re-
ported, however, that the fracture
was of such a nature that the
broken bone had p r o j e c t e d
through the flesh.

Ward Loses Dash As Bears Whip Michigan

-Associated Press Photo
Willis Ward, Michigan's greatest athlete, is shown coming in second
to George Anderson, University of California track star, in the 100-yard
dash during the dual track meet between the two teams, won by Cali-
fornia at Berkeley Saturday. Stoller of Michigan finished third.



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Tradition demands that we say
,omething about the beginning of the
3ig League baseball season today, but
vhat more is there to say? The
cribes have already decided who will
vin the World Series in October and
:stimated the gross gate receipts for
'he season.
We're sticking to our prediction that
uhe Bengals and Cards finish on top,
end want to wish Mickey Cochrane
and his gang the best of luck.
SOMEONE has said, facetiously, that
if the authorities are going to
;nvestigate subversive activities on the
campus they could well start with the
1934 football team. Certainly no
;roup of students has departed more
completely from tradition than the
squad that didn't win a Conference
game, and no one will insist that the
publicity the University received from
:he gridders was helpful in preserving
Che dignity of the institution.
WTE'D LIKE TO offer our sympathy
to Neree Alix, plucky little two-
miler who broke his leg in the Cali-
fornia meet Saturday. Added to the
ortures of a compound fracture, heI
'aces the prospect of a tdo-week stay
n a California hospital, and, on top
>f that, a 3,000 mile trip with a half-
riealed injury. Probably the thing
(hat bothers him most is the knowl-
edge that Michigan may need the

points he won't be able to contribute
to win the Big Ten outdoor meet
here in May.
It seems that the jinx that has
dogged Coach Hoyt's footsteps since
he became head coach here in 1930
may continue its evil spell this year.
In the five years of his regime Hoyt's
track teams have won three indoor
and two outdoor titles, one each year.
Ineligibility and -injuries have always
come along when he had a good in-
door team to bring defeat in the out-
door campaign.
The injury to Alix, coupled with the
fact that Ohio State has a couple
of newly-eligible middle-distance men
available, may turn the balances
against the Wolverine tracksters here
in May.
and winter sports now completed,
the Wolverine 'scutcheon is back
where it belongs at the top of the
Conference heap. A little bookkeep-
ing reveals that six Michigan teams
have won three Conference and one
National titles to date.
Football, wrestling, and basketball
are just bad dreams, but the hockey,
swimming, and indoor track teams
have captured Conference titles. In
addition, the natators copped the Na-
tional crown.
That doesn't leave an awful lot for
the other schools in the league, now,
does it?

Golf Team To1
Open Season At
Eight Will Make Trip To
East Lansing; Season's
Plans Are Begun
Prof. Thomas C. Trueblood, Varsity
golf coach, tanned from a long Pan-
ama and South American cruise, yes-
terday outlined plans for the imme-
diate future of both the Varsity and
freshman golfers.
The Wolverines will meet Michigan
State in a dual meet at Lansing Sat-
The Varsity squad will consist of
ten members throughout the regular
season, eight of whom have already
been named. They are Johnny
Fischer, Chuck Koesis, Woody Mal-
loy, Captain Cal Markham, Dana See-
ley, Carrol Sweet, Larry David, and
Allan Saunders.
The freshman. squad will be made
up of the best eight first year men on
campus, whether freshmen or trans-
fers from other schools.
Each man must turn in three prop-
erly-attested scores for 18 holes each
week to remain eligible for either of
the squads and new squad lists will
be posted on the bulletin board at
the club house each Monday morning.
Eight. men will make the trip to
Lansing Saturday to engage the Spar-
tans in the opening meet of the sea-
son. The eight men already named
on the Varsity squad will probably be
the men who will play.
The match will be played at the
Lansing Country Club and will start
at 12 o'clock.
Cappon Up In Air
Over Meaning Of'
Cage Rule Change
Because as yet he has not received
the complete text of the new rule gov-
erning the pivot play, made by the
national basketball rules committee
last week, Coach Franklin Cappon
was unable to say just what effect it
would have on the Michigan offense.
The press reported the rules com-
mittee as saying that a player "may
not remain in the flee throw lane
with or without the ball, for more
than three seconds except when try-
ing for a loose ball." No definition
as to what the free throw lane con-
stitutes was included. Cappon was
not sure whether the section behind
the foul line was part of the lane in-
dicated in the new rule, for he had
understood prior to the meeting, that
the committee was going to leave
this section open.
The Intramural Building will
be open until 8 p.m. on Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
and Friday. The building will
close at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The
building will not be open on Sun-

SnoweHalts Oberlin
Game; Nine Returns
Michigan's Varsity baseball
team returned from its spring
training trip early last night after
the final game with Oberlin had
been snowed out.
Out of five games played on
the trip the Wolverines won two.
They defeated Marshall College
and Navy, while falling before
Duke, Virginia, and Maryland.
After Ford, the first batter, had
singled yesterday, snow swept-I
over the playing field with suchC
fury that the game could not bea
Michigan's next game is withB
with Ohio State Friday.
Ward Stars In t
Defeat As Alix1
Fraetures Leg
Loss Of Star Two-Miler
S'ikes Serious Blow At
A cold rain and grim tragedy fea-
tured the Michigan-California dual
track meet on Saturday, in which a
superbly balanced Golden Bears team
downed a valiant Wolverine squad led
by Willis Ward, 76% to 54.
The bad weather overshadowed
brilliant performances in any event,
and the tragedy came as Neree Alix
junior two-mile star, fell and broke
his leg while leading the distance
run. With Alix lying on the track
in obvious agony, Walter Stone, his
sophomore teammate, was forced to
hurdle the injured star, going on to
take second place behind Bob Fowler
of California.
Alix's Loss Is Blow to Team
Alix's injury was a great blow to the
Wolverine squad, and his absence at
least for the remainder of the season
will materially decrease the team's
strength. Alix was Conference two-
mile champion while a sophomore
and placed third in the indoor meet
this season.
Most pleasing to Michigan fans
was the showing of Willis Ward, who
opened the outdoor season by scoring
17 points. The big star tied for first
in the high jump with his teammate,
Konrad Moisio, won the broad jump,
the high hurdles, and placedsecond
in the hundred behind the fleet
George Anderson of California.
See Two Dead Heats
Two dead heat finishes were re-
corded in the meet, with Howard Da-
vidson running even with Brace of
California in the half-mile and the
two-mile relays team coming in
The Golden Bears demonstrated
their strength in the weight events,
piling up their winning margin in the
shot put, javelin, and discus, taking
25 points while Michigan was gather-
ing but two.
The Wolverine squad, without Alix,
who will remain in a California hos-
pital for two weeks, will arrive in
Ann Arbor tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.

Letter Awards
To 17 Tankmen
Are Announced
Eight Sophomores, Four
Juniors To Return For
Next Year's Squad
Seventeen members of Michigan's
Big Ten and National Collegiate
championship swimming team will be
awarded Varsity letters, it was an-
nounced yesterday by Coach Matt
The Wolverine tankmen have hung
up their suits for the year after a
successful campaign in the East, and
the only task left for them is to elect
a captain for next season
Co-CaptainsBob Renner and Tayl-
lor Drysdale head the list of letter-
winners, which includes four seniors,
five juniors, and eight sophomores.
Aside from the Wolverine leaders,
the other men who will graduate
in June are Ogden Dalrymple and
Chuck Drew. Tex Robertson among
the juniors will be ineligible next
year due to the Conference three-
year rule.
Juniors returning next season in-
clude Frank Fehsenfeld, Ned Diefen-
dorf, and Der Johnston, divers; and
Dick Blake, free-styler.
The sophomores who were honored
are Jack Kasley, Bill Crittenden, and
Ed VanderVelde, breast-stroke swim-
mers; Fred Cody, back-stroker; Ben
Grady, diver; and Frank Barnard,
Bob Mowerson, and Paul Keeler, free-
style performers.
Renner and Drysdale are being
awarded their third "M," and Dal-
rymple, Robertson, Johnston, and
Blake are being honored for the sec-
ond time.
Kahn's Return
Brings Varsity
To Top Form
The Wolverine tennis squad is at
full strength, ready for the opening
matches against Ypsilanti, for the re-
turn of the squad to outdoor practice
finds Howard Kahn again on the
Kahn, who was on the injured list
with bad leg before vacation, was
one of the stars of last year's team,
and his loss would have been a serious
handicap to the Maize and Blue net-
With the Normal contest little more
than a week off, Coach Johnstone
plans to devote the rest of this week
to ranking matches. Bob Anderson,
a senior out for the first time, and
Kahn lead the list as probable rank-
ing players. Captain Seymour Siegel,
Milton Eskowitz, Ted Thorward, Bud
Dreyfuss and Art Sempliner are the
other experienced candidates.
Johnny Rodriguez, Porto Rican
star, Miller Sherwood, and Jarvis
Dean complete the list. Coach John-
stone expects to pick his squad to
face the Normal aggregation by Sat-


GREENE'S believe that now is the
time for you to get those overworked
vacation suits as well as your Spring
clothes that have been in the closet

Burr, Pa

all winter pressed.

It is only

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is now located at
Between South U & Hill
Still serving those same,
scintillating smooth

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Let us suggest that your Spring
Hat be cleaned and blocked
in preparation for EASTER.
Dobbs Use the Some Blocking
Equipment Used In Our Plant.

F- R-E-E

Complete inspection of garment,
Resewing of Any Torn Seams.
Resewing of Missing Buttons.

Cuffs and

Pockets Brushed Out.



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