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For Strong

Ih ni Invasion


Indians After
Seventh Win
In Conference
Larson To Face Swanson
Or Berg In Mound Duel;
Illini StrongAt Plate
Believing it to be a necessary fact
that everything which goes up must
come down, Ray Fisher's pennant
chasing Wolverines will Saturday af-
ternoon assume the role of giant kill-
ers and go about the herculean task
of lowering Illinois' perfect six game
won and lost average in what should
be the outstanding game of the 1936
home schedule.
So far this season Coach Wally
Roettger's Illini have made a clean
sweep in Conference competition to
boast a percentage of 1.000, having
taken two games from Ohio State,
two from Northwestern and one each
from Purdue and Chicago. Michi-
gan, Minnesota and Iowa are also
undefeated in Conference play.
Have Good Hurlers
A pair of right handers, Hale Swan-
son and Howie "Ice" Berg, stand at
the head of the Illinois hurling corps,
and it will probably be Swanson who
starts on the hill at Ferry Field Sat-
urday. If the weather man comes
through with a warm day, a capacity
crowd should be on hand to witness
the Wolverines in their acid test.
A defeat at the hands of the Il-
lini would go far towards eliminating
Michigan from the championship
class, while a Wolverine win would
establish the Fisher charges as fa-
vorites to cop their first Conference
crown since 1928.
Michigan's strike out king, Capt.
Berger Larson, will get the starting
assignment as Michigan pitcher. So
far this season in 28 innings he has
fanned 35 men, not a small feat in
any league. If the weather is suitable
Berger will have more than an even
chance of curve balling the invading
Illini into their first Big Ten defeat.
Illinois will present a strong veteran
lineup to local fans that apparently
possesses a world of power, both of-
fensively and on defense. The latter
is centered in the excellent control
and Ohility of the hurlers. In the field
the left side of the infield seems weak-
Are Heavy Hitters
At the plate the middle of the Il-
lini batting order is by far the strong-
est section. Capt. "Red" Duffner,
first baseman, is a heavy hitter but in
late games has given way to Freddie
Reinhart, left fielder, Ed Danisak,
center fielder, and Murray Franklin
third baseman, in the race for the
Illinois batting crown.
During the season's play the Il-
lini have dropped but one tilt, that
to Notre Dame when Andy Pilney, the
great Irish back who led the way to
the victory over Ohio State last fall,
drove out a long hit with the bases
loaded in the ninth to assure his team
a 5-4 win.
Michigan Normal Star
Signs With Detroit Lions
Charles Hanneman, Michigan Nor-
mal all-around athletic star Tuesday
signed a contract for the 1936 season
with the Detroit Lions according to
Coach Potsy Clark he will be a can-
didate for an end position.
Hanneman, rated by many critics
as the outstanding wingman in the
State last fall, is the third Michigan
college star to join the Lions.

Huron, Varsity Nines
Rained Out; Play Today
Coach Ray Fisher and his hard-
hitting baseball club were forced
to wait 24 hours in their try for
the season's eighth victory when
rain made playing Michigan Nor-
mal yesterday impossible. The
game will be played this after-
noon, weather permitting, on the
Ypsilanti diamond.
Gee and Fishman are still slated
to hurl against the Hurons, thus
giving the Ypsi nine plenty of
southpawing for one afternoon.
Matt Patanelli will probably be
on first base for the Wolverines,
Lerner being moved to the outfield
in place of Rudness whose injured
ankle is still giving him trouble.
Steve Uricek, also suffering from a
slight injury, will be replaced at
second base by Mike Miller.
The game will start at 4 p.m.
Sullivan Leads
Tigers To 8-1
Win Over Nats
Greenberg And Goslin Hit
Homers As Bengals Gain
Fifth StraightVictory
WASHINGTON, April 28. - Uip) -
Hank Greenberg, who tied with Jim-
my Foxx for American League home
run leadership with 36 last year, got
his first of the 1936 season today as
the Detroit Tigers beat Washington
8 to 1 in their eastern debut.-
Goose Goslin also got a home run,
his second of the year. Greenberg
coupled his circuit clout with a
double and a single in four times at
bat. He and Goslin eachbatted in
three runs. ThesTigers got 12 hits in
all, for 22 bases.
The victory brought the Tigers
within half a game of the League-
leading Cleveland Indians, who lost
today. They trail the second place
Boston Red Sox, who won today, by
seven perecentage points.
Joe Sullivan, making his first start
of the season, allowed the Senators
eight hits, but he scattered them well.
Only in the fifth inning, when Wash-
ington clustered three hits for its
only run, did he give up more than
one safety an inning.
Manager Bucky Harris, of the Sen-
ators, attempted a bit of psychology
by sending Ed Linke against the Tig-
ers. Washington has blamed Man-
ager Mike Cochrane, of the Tigers,
for making the protest that caused
League president Will Harridge to
outlaw a pocket heating device Linke
used during the spring to keep his
pitching hand pliable. Cochrane de-
nied it, but the accusation aroused
one of those minor feuds that make
baseball players hurl invectives at
each other.
Linke did not do so well. The Tig-
ers got to him for nine hits, including
both home runs, and shelled him from
the mound, with none out, during a
four-run attack in the sixth. Henry
Coppola succeeded Linke, and the
Tigers fell on him for three more hits
and three runs in three innings. Jack
Russell pitched the ninth inning, and
gave up no hits.
April 28.- UP) - Baseball's big five
was still led by Manager Bill Terry
of the New York Giants.
g ab r h Pet.
Terry, Giants ..... 9 24 4 12 .500
Medwick, Cards ... 9 42 4 19 .452
Moore, Giants .....11 48 15 21 .438
Lombardi, Reds . . . .10 37 8 16 .432
Gehringer, Tigers . .11 51 16 22 .431

Jesse Owens Again

Softball Games Sports f Da Speculation Rife As Derby Day
Are Cancelled -Approaheis; Irevi4y Rated 1igh
a n By Ra n (By the Assocated Press)
expected courage in the face of de- By FRED BUESSER ing to fini'h second and third is
feat, Mrs. Silas B. Mason's He Did Saturday that moment comes likely to supply the country's book-
established himself as a definite Ken- again. Other moments may appioxi- makers with a lot of money.
Postponement Of2tucky Derby threat today when he mate it but nothing can truly rival
Tilts Necessitates New whipped seven other eligibles. includ- the single >emi-fiushed moment just
sngsi e hpedhighly h reg e d Slam before the running of the Kentucky far the most outstanding of the en-
Speed-UpIn Schedulerde Grnd la
In Schedufrom the Bomar Stable of Detroit, in Derby. tries by reason of his winning of the
the one mile of "the trial" stake at Only the nervous staccatto remarks Florida Derby at a mile and an
For the second consecutive day the Churchill Downs. of high strung spectators break the ; eighth in 1:48 and 1/5, equalling the
Intramural softball games were _-- stillness of that moment when, with world mark set by Discovery in 1935,
rained out yesterday causing the SALT LAKE CITY - Capt. George the sun gently lowering itself into J. E. Widener's brilliant performer
postponement of over 20 games al- Eyston of London, seeking a flying the surrounding blue hills, the prize fu ither established himself as a heavy
ready this week and setting the whole mile" record for Diesel-power auto- three-year olds of the country step favorite when he copped the Sopho-
schedule behind with a speeding up mobiles ,said today he will make his gingerly into the starting gate far up more Purse at Churchill last Sat-
of the softball program due for the first run Thursday. The speed test the home stretch on the historic urday.
next week. will be made in his "Flying Spray" on Downs. Muttered curses and prayers The Fighter, winner of the Texas
According to an announcement by the Bonneville Salt Flats -- scene of rise and fall in rumbles of unison as Derby, and outstanding western
Earl Riske, assistant director of the Sir Malcolm Campbell's 301-mile-an- first one and then another of the horse, has shown none of Brevity's
I-M, yesterday's games will be played hour sprint last fall. great thoroughbreds breaks through speed while Grand Slam, whose sen-
Thursday while Monday's postpone- _- the barrier. sational victory in the Arlington Fu-
ments will be scheduled for a later CHICAGO, April 27.-The pro- One Of Breaks turity after being left at the post
date as yet undecided. The man- hbto fMjrLau aebod
aes of the competing teams will hibition of Major League game broad- Suddenly, as if done with a wall of established him as a good bet, has
agers b tehoehn te ime casts into Minor League territory will glass, there is a split second when not shown a great deal this spring.
i ebe demanded tomorrow of Kenesaw the whole field is in direct line with Granville A Good Bet
The Phys. Ed. team, defending Mountain Landis, commissioner of the starter. For just that fraction Teufel and Granville who ran one-
champions in the independent divi- baseball. that Mir Leaue fans of a second the hush over the crowd two noses apart in the Wood Mem-
sion, played its first game Monday, becomes an electric tension--a ten- orial at Jamaica last week are two
meeting Plowhorse A.C. The game was lsen tt d League sion that is shattered by the jingling, horses that should be given serious
called with one and a half innings games rather thanattend contests in clangy surge as the tattoo of slashing consideration, but at even weights
of play completed and the defending their own city, the Minor Leaguers whips blends into the lowcrescendo Granville whobcan run s day nd
champions leading 4 to 0. DickprtsetoCmiinrLadso of "hyr off." Every spectator in on has speed to burn, deserves the nod
Forsyth was on the mound for Plow- have the broadcasts stopped. his toe tips as the sprinters fight for' over Mrs. H. C. Phillips' stretch run-
horse while Dwight Butler, fast ball the rail on the first turn. ner, even with the crafty Litzenberg-
artist, was hurling for the Phys. Eds. 1Truck Coach Must Saturday's Derby, the 62nd in the er in the saddle.

It will be the Michigan track
team against Jesse Owens (above)
again this Saturday when the Var-
sity trackmen will travel to Co-
lumbus to meet Ohio State in the
first outdoor Big Ten track meet.
Last week Owens nosed out Sam
Stoller, Wolverine star, in the 100-
meters and broad jump at, the
PennRelays, setting a new carnival
mark in the 100-meters with a time
of 10.5.
Ali Baba After
Recooimtion As
New Mat King
DETROIT, April 28. - (P) - The
glowering Ali Baba, billed as a Turk-
ish wrestler, made ready to leave to-
morrow with his promoter-manager,
Adam Weismuller, in an attembt to
get the New York State Athletic Com-
mission to change its decision refus-
ing to recognize him as the new
heavyweight champion.
Weismuller, informed of the ad-
verse ruling, was determined to seek
a "voluntary hearing" before the
commission to argue his claim that
Dick Shikat lost his title here last
Friday night.
"Ali Baba is the best wrestler in
the ring now and h2 can prove it,"
challenged Weismuller.
"The commission was misinformed
about there being a foul when Shikat
was tossed out of the ring. Shikat
came back afterward and was pinned
by a body press.
"The bout here was advertised as a
championship bout and ought to be
considered one."
Weismuller blamed other promot-
ers for the New York ruling.
"Every promoter is fighting for
profits," he said. "Every time there
is a new champion somebody wants
to get a piece of him and if he can't
he attempts to block him."
Weismuller still has hopes, he said,
of putting Ali Baba in the ring with
Big Chief Sanooke at Madison Square

The Sigma Alpha Mu-Trigon tilt
went three and a half innings yester-
day before rain halted the game.
S.A.M. was leading, 3 to 0, with
the Trigon team failing to touch
Jerry Dick, S.A.M. pitcher, who
seemed headed for a no-hit game.
Sigma Alpha Mu scored all of its
runs in the first half of the fourth
when Tom Ayres, Trigon hurler,
walked Hy Gass and Bill Levy and
then yielded a homer to Marsh Samp-
All contests stopped because of in-
clement weather must go at least four
innings before they will be recorded
as full games.
The faculty league will open next
Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. So far three
clubs have entered including the
Chemistry, Physiology, and Geog-
raphy teams. At least three teams
are expected to enter before the start-
ing date.
Irish Backs Hurt
As Damsels Watch
SOUTH BEND, Ind., April 27. -
A little demonstration of how the
famed Notre Dame football teams
make an off-tackle smash, put on
for the benefit of some St. Mary's
College girls, sent two Irish football
stars to the infirmary today with
major injuries and caused another to
be treated for lacerations about the
Shakespeare was supposed to be
the blocking back, Mazziotti the ball
carrier and Gleason the defensive
back. As Shakespeare started off
tackle he tripped on a root and fell.
Gleason tackled Mazziotti and as they
went down his knee hit Tony in the
face, lacerating it. Mazziotti fell on
Gleason breaking his rib. Shake-
speare's fall resulted in a severe in-
jury to his right leg. He and Gleason
were taken to the infirmary.
Illinois 4, Northwestern 0
Wisconsin 4, Illinois Normal 3

/Develop Unknowns
Into Point Winners
Track stars are rarely born great,
in fact so rarely that they play a
comparatively small part in the suc-
cess or failure of a track team. Ac-
cording to Track Coach Chuck Hoyt
the greatest percentage of track lu-
minaries are developed at the Univer-
sities of the country, and more often
than might be suspected eventually
surpass the "advance build-up man"
in ability.
In Coach Hoyt's opinion, high
school experience is unimportant in
the success of a track man providing-
he has natural ability and the ambi-
tion to succeed. "The real job of a
coach is not to give instruction to
I stars like Eddie Tolan, Willis Ward,
or Sam Stoller," stated Coach Hoyt.
"These men," he continued, "come
to college with enough knowledge of
fundamentals and like to be a success
and in their case a coach acts as a
supervisor rather than as an instruc-
Coach's Real Job
According to Coach Hoyt a coach's
real job is in the development of the
unknowns, the men who come to col-
lege without any experience and who
. make up the bulk of a successful
"Take the case of Mike Savage
over there," he began, pointing to a
husky figure who was engrossed in
a maze of complicated calisthenics.
"Mike never threw a discus in his life
before coming to Michigan, yet last
year he tossed it 140 feet to take a
fourth in the Big Ten meet."
Among other examples, Coach Hoyt
cited the cases of Tom Ellerby, track
captain in 1933-34, who had never

history of the American turf, prom-
ises to be one of the greatest of the
modern era. Were it not for one
horse, it would be safe to say that
the 1936 Derby field contains as
evenly matched a group of outstand-
ing three-year olds as renowned
Churchill Downs has ever seen.
Ties Discovery's Mark
The outstanding nominees ,save
one, have beaten each other with
confusing frequency over varied
routes at differentweights, and the
question of just what horses are go-

If enough of Detroit's citizenry at-
tend the Derby they will back the
odds on the Boman Stable's Grand
Slam down to slim figures, but al-
though Grand Slam should be at his
best by Derby day and finish fast in
the last eighth, unless the track is
sheer gumbo, it looks like Brevity,
Granville, and Grand Slam,


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done any work in track whatsoever
prior to his coming to Michigan, of
Rod and Bill Howell, both of whom
became crack distance men despite
the absence of any measurable prep-
aratory school experience.




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