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(Daly Sports Editor)
For Men Only ? ? ?
athlete turns out for a Varsity
squad and shows the ability to gain
a regular post? Big Ten officials be-
came conscious of the fact that. they
may have to face that problem in the
near future when a woman golfer was
asked to report for the Illinois fresh-
man team. She did so on the invita-
tion of the coach but was promptly
persuaded not to by the director of
athletics. Nevertheless the problem
remains. There are feminine golfers,
tennis players and divers who could
hold their own in Varsity competi-
tion at some Big Ten schools. Some
day an intrepid female will turn out
and cinch a place on some team.
Then what? "Cappy" Cappon, assis-
tant director of athletics, admitted
yesterday the question had him
stumped. He knows of no Confer-
ence ruling for or against. So I guess
there is nothing to do but wait for
some courageous lady to come to the
front and cause a test case.
Sherf, A Blusher ? ? ?
TUESDAY morning's Detroit Free
Press reporting the departure of
Johnny Sherf with the Red Wings
characterized the former Michigan
hockey captain time and again as a
"blushing schoolboy." Freddie Bues-
ser, who has covered hockey for the
last three years, and I have been
wondering where the 'Calumet "wild
man" (as Fred puts it) acquired the
tendency toward facial coloration. He
certainly didn't have it when he left
here, and major league hockey com-
petiticn seems hardly the place to
pick up blushing. Otherwise Doc
Holst (id all right in his report on
Johnny. He told of "the fastest
skater on the Wing squad," "a bullet
shot that rises slowly like a Lou Geh-
rig single," "a movie type who is the
idol of the fans everywhere,' and "an
ability to sweep along the boards and
in on a goal keeper like a comet."
Anyway, Johnny may get his big,
chance in this world championship
series and make up for two fair years
persistent injuries have brought him.
Then watch Coach Eddie Lowrey
beam in righteous pride.
* * *
Chasers .. .
fungos to the Varsity outfielders
yesterday and looked like a second
Babe Ruth when the wind was with
him . . . The University of Chicago
has abandoned spring football prac-
tice after 43 consecutive sessions ...
"Outside work, scholastic load and
the competition of inseason varsity
sports" were given as the reason for
the change by Coach Clark Shaugh-
nessy ... "Informal instruction to in-
dividual players will be given as long
as interest warrants," says the report
for the Midway ... The short-cropped
authors of the B.M.O.C. Bluebook
turned out a generally good volume,
but why was football Captain Joe Ri-
naldi left out? ... And Alpha Phi is
the sorority, men, not Tri Delt .
"Rain or snow, we've got to get the
boys 'outside," was Coach Charlie
Hoyt's comment as he and his track-
men braved the wind of Ferry Field
yesterday . . . Who is the co-ed on
Campus who has made a bet on the
-Michigan-Navy baseball game with
the sports editor of the Annapolis
Grid Squad Is
Sent Through
Long Practice

Separating the linemen and backs I
for an intensive blocking and ball
handling drill, Coach Harry G. Kip-
ke sent his charges through a long
drill yesterday at Ferry Field.
An hour scrimmage topped off
the workout with an offensive eleven.
working plays against the defensive
team, although no yardage or gains
were counted.
Pass plays featured the greater part
of the drill with Stark Ritchie and
Wally Hook tossing the pigskin all
over the field but connecting only in-
Art Valpey and Al Slawinski were
on the receiving end of most of the
heaves, but the defense broke up
most of the pass attempts.

Rangers Beat
Red Wings 5-1
Annex Fifth Consecutive
Playoff Game To Top
Detroit Sextet
NEW YORK, April 6.-(P)--The
New York Rangers defeated the De-
troit Red Wings, 5-1, in Madison
Square Garden tonight to gain their
fifth successive National Hockey
League playoff victory and their first
in the best of five series for the Stan-
ley Cup. The Blue Shirts scored
three goals in the first period, then
added one in each of the next two
For 57 minutes and eleven sec-
onds of the game, the 16,000 or more
spectators who were hanging from
the Garden rafters expected to see
Ranger Goalie Dave Kerr hang up
his fourth shutout in five games.
Wings Finally Score
Then a five-man Detroit surge
carried the puck into New York ice.
The Rangers were unable to clear
the disc fast enough and Sid Howe,
converting passes from Gordon Pet-
tinger and Ebbie Goodfellow, beat
Kerr on a close-in shot. Davey waved
his arms in disgust as he turned
and saw the puck lying tucked
against the strings.
With Kerr and the Blueshirt rear
guard-Ching Johnson, Art Coulter,
Ott Heller, Joe Cooper and Babe
Pratt - sharing defensive honors.
Lynn Patrick, son of the Ranger
manager, and the veteran Frank
Boucher split the offensive laurels.
Young Patrick scored the second and
final goals, with assists from the wily
Boucher on both, and Frank chalked
up the fourth of the winners' goals
with the aid of Johnson.
Smith Guards Goal
Goalie Norm Smith, vezina Trophy
winner, was in the-nets when Keel-
ing, Patrick and Cooper scored in the
opening session. Smitty, who hurt
his left arm during the N.H.L. title
series with the Montreal Canadiens.
was withdrawn at the start of the
second in i. ui rookie Earl Rob-
Earl was in the nets when Boucher
and Patrick blasted the shots that
sewed up the game beyond repair.
Two brawls enlivened the third pe-
riod. Heller and Red Wing Ebbie
Goodfellow drew major penalties-
Heller also a long scalp wound-asR
prime agents in the first scrap, whicl
involved everyone on the ice in addi-
tion to two special police, while Phil
Watson and Sid Howe exchanged
some harmless blows in the final sec-
The series now moves to Detroit
ice, where the Rangers hope to win
the -second and third games Thurs-
day and Sunday.
Looking 'Em Over
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last in
a series of stories describing the base-
ball teams thatMichigan will play on
Its Southern trip.
THE MIDSHIPMEN rank as one of
'the East's better.teams in spite
of a 6-1 loss to Penn State last Sat-
urday ... Coach Marty Karow's team
is bogged down at the present by a
lack of capable hurlers . . . Joe El-
iot, dimunitive star of last year's
mound corps, is back but can hardly
be expected to carry the entire bur-
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Bill Ingram, football star, who
led the Navy in hitting last sea-
son with a .458 average after a
slow start, is back and his slug-

giig should go far to overcome
Cich Karow's pitching weak-
rn:ess . . . Captain Matheson,
rcgular left fielder for two years,
is a consistent hitter and the
leading fly chaser .. Jimmy Adair
has a strong arm in the back-
stop post.
Coach Marty Karow, a former Ohio
State star, in his first year at Navy,
is introducing a brand of heads-up
ball that places the emphasis on
speed and is developing his younger
players with an eye to the future.
The Michigan game is the only in-
tersectional contest on the Midship-
men's schedule and consequently they
are pointing for it.
"BUTCH" KUEMER had his
glove ready waiting for a
line drive yesterday afternoon
andi suddenly decided to look
and see where the ball was. He
took his glove away from his
face, caught the drive on his left
eye and developed a beautiful

A I [1t11St Defa r By PETE TENNEY
_ F Last Friday afternoon down in the
By FRED H. DE LANO old wrestling roam in Waterman
Gytakadfedforces Gm the Freshman wrestling squad
Michigan's track and field frs presented Coach Jim Kelly with a
will beat California IF the Wolverines watch. The timepiece was given for
do as well in their first outdoor meet twogood reasons. In the first place

Shines In Classes Too

John Gee, Varsity basketball and
baseball star, was selected last
night as the winner of the annual
medal for combined athletic and
scholastic ability in the University.
Baseball Team
Shows Spirit
In Final Drills
Pitchers Receive Attention
As Squad Faces Game
With OhioWesleyan

ter this spring in baseball. " "' """1 UkLo )I .Lt1 n cnam
pions to their peak. But such prac-
The medal, which was won last year tice does not appear to be forthcom-
by Harvey Patton, isspresented by' ing as wintry blasts continue to sweep
each of the Big Ten schools to the over the Ferry Field track and make
athlete boasting of the best scholastic outside work perilous.
average along with notable prowess O basiof icg'e.
in sortsOn a basis of Michigan's perform-
in sports. ances during the winter indoor sea-
The meeting of the Board last son as compared to what the Bears
night was called to rule on eligibility have done in their three meets the
for the spring sports. All thosewh Wolverines rank as favorites. How
came before the board fof ruling jever, there is a great difference be-
were declared eligible. tween running on an indoor track
An important absentee from eligi- and one outdoors.
bility ruling was Elmer Gideon, Timing and rythm are thrown off
sophomore football and baseball star,1 by a 440-vrd track aaftpr oj- hv c

Pep and enthusiasm were the key- who is ineligible for competition this;
notes of the Varsity's drill yesterdayspring and did not tender his name.
as the baseball players went through A cheering note to Coach Ray
final workouts in preparation for the Courtright's golf forces was the de-
spring trip and the first game of the clared eligibility of Jack Emery, in-
season Friday with Ohio Wesleyan. I elgible last year, and looked upon as
The outfielders and infielders went one of the leading contenders of the
through some extensive shagging golf squad.
practice outside and then came back 1 The combined average for all ath-
in the Field. House to iron out some letes ruled upon was 1.67 with 4103
pitching and catching difficulties. hours of credit bringing 6875 honor
Coach Ray Fisher concentrated points.
most of his attention on his hurlers,
taking each one in hand and working
on small faults, in delivery. Danny Netters To Oppose
Smick and Bill Lane worked out on Bn
the first base bag under the watchful B adgers I , Oene
4ye of Coach Bennie Oosterbaan and
seem to be getting, quite adept at Four regulars and two second string
keeping one foot on the bag when men will probably compose the team
reaching for a wide throw. that will meet the Wisconsin netters
The squad will leave Friday morn- in the Varsity tennis squad's first
ing in three cars for Ohio Wesleyan. meet of the season April 17, Coach
Coach Fisher has not, as yet, an- John Johnstone announced yesterday.
nounced the names of the men that Miller Sherwood, captain of this
he is taking but the squad will prob- year's squad, Jarvis Dean, Ted Thor-
ably number 16 men. This would ward, and Neil Levenson are the first-
provide for one utility infielder and string men who will probably see ac-
either an extra outfielder and five tion, while Don Percival and Seymour
pitchers or six pitchers. Morrison, sophomores, have been
Pete Lisagor and Joe Paulus are slated to fill the remaining posts.
the likely candidates for the utility The absence of Jesse Flick, and Bill
infielder job.' Should Fisher decide Mills, the other two regulars, is not
to take six pitchers, he would prob- due to choice but to the fact that
ably include Chuck McHugh in the they will both be unable to be in
list " that would have Johnny Gee, Ann Arbor at that time.
Herm Fishman, Johnny Smithers, Players continued work in doubles
Burt Smith and Danny Smick. play yesterday

I * a .YV-y . u t LU, , l. L1 OlIle lias
been running on a track just half
that size. Also, a trackman finds it
difficult to become accustomed im-
mediately to the clear outdoor air
when he has for several months been
running on an indoor oval.
Nevetheless California has been far
from impressive this season as it has
captured two out of three dual meets
and Michigan power in the mile, two
mile, pole vault and shot put may
pave the way for a Wolverine tri-



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