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ThURSDAY, APR'" 21 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE THREE

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Babe Herman
Joins Bengals
In Fair Shape
Detroit Hurlers Gain Extra
Day Of Rest As Weather
Forces 'Postponemerit
DETROIT, April 21.-(P)-De-
troit's squad was augmented todayj
by the arrival of Floyd (Babe) Her-
man, the $7,500 waiver-price out-
fielder cast out by the National
League.
Herman arrived by airplane from
Chicago-with his favorite bat-and
announced he was in "pretty good
shape."
He said he worked out with the
Chicago White Sox this spring until
President William Harridge of the
American League banned holdouts
practicing with players in good.
standing. Herman was owned by1
the Cincinnati Reds until Detroit
bought him.
The Tigers, in .tomorrow's game,
will attempt to make it two in a row"
before opening a three-game series
at Chicago with the White Sox.
The postponement of today's
game gave two Detroit hurlers, Tom-.
my Bridges and Lynwood (School-
boy) Rowe, a chance to recuperate
from ailments.
It also gave Elden Auker, who1
pitched the Tigers to a 4 to 3 vic-
tory yesterday, a day's rest and a
chance to work perhaps the fourth
Tiger game of the season.
Bridges still is being treated for al
torn muscle and Rowe is receiving]
hospital treatment for a head cold
that has affected his throwing' arm.1
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The PRESS ANGLE
By GEORGE J. ANDROS-
along since last season, but seems
The 1937 Eleven . -doomed to understudy Captain Rin-
,HO WILL BE on the field for the aldi at center again.
Varsity when the referee's whistle'
for the first kickoff of the Michigan [HE BACKFIELD under the direct
State game sounds through the Sta- tutelage of Wally Weber pre-
dium early next October? This is sents more problems-and more sur-
THE question that sports scribes will prises. Doug Farmer, fullback re-
be guessing at from now on as spring serve as a sophomore and as a junicr
practice for the Wolverines swings last season until the tag end of the
into the home stretch with scrim- schedule when he was shifted to
mage and more scrimmage. To make quarterback, appears to be well on the
my prognostications more than a way to becoming regular signal caller
guess I put the question to Coach for the 1937 eleven. Coaches Kipke
Harry Kipke the other afternoon. and Weber are looking for a brainy
While Kip was not didactic in his 'lad with enough weight and speed to
comments on any position (except fill the important quarterback block-
maybe Capt. Joe Rinaldi's center ing assignments, and Doug looks like
job), some of the statements he made he might do. Tex Stainton, wo
surprise me no end. But maybe I subbed for Ced Sweet during 1936, is
haven't had my eyes open. tossing the javelin for Coach Charlie
* * Hoyt at present, and it seems as

ART VALPEY, letter-winning re-
serve for two years, has been
coming along by leaps and bounds
during the pasttcouple of weeks, and
if he keeps up the improvement will
start the 1937 schedule at one end of
Hunk Anderson's first Michigan line.
Danny Smick, regular most of the
1936 season, will have to battle letter-,
winner Elmer Gedeon and sophomore
John Nicholson from the football
town of Elkhart for the starting job
at the other flank. Fred Janke, in-
jured as a sophomore in the Minne-
sota game last fall, looks improved
enough to warrant the statement
that he is likely to start at one tackle,
probably on the left side of the line.
Don Siegel, who looked promising in
finishing the 1936 schedule at left
tackle, will probably be moved to the
right side of the line. But Freshman
Joe Savilla is a real comer, and may
oust the veteran Siegel. In which
case Siegel will be demoted to Sa-
villa's potential role of replacement
for both tackles.
COMING into his own after two
years of injuries, Fred Olds to-
day stands ahead of the rest of the
guard candidates. Intelligence, size,
strength and great improvement in
speed and coordination make the East
Lansing engineer a favorite to cinch
one of the posts beside Captain Ri-
naldi. Archie Kodros, smiling fresh-
man from Alton, Ill., and the tre-
nWendously improved Ralph Heik-
kinen are waging a battle for the
other guard post, with Kodros get-
ting the nod a little more of the
time at present. John Jordan, Chi-
cago Alumni Award winner as a
freshman last spring, has moved

though ne may nave a tough job get-
ting the starting nod away from Ed
Cristy, husky freshman from the
Gary steel district. Cristy, a dark
horse earlier this spring, has come
along as a blocker, and the blocking
duties of a Michigan full look mighty
important to the coaches after three
years of victory starvation.
JOHN SMITHERS, regular blocking
half for the past two years, is a fa-
vorite to retain his job another year
if injuries that have handicapped his
pitching this spring do not assume
major proportions next fall. Yet a
great abundance of running backs
may cause Coach Kipke to move one
of them, the veteran Bob Cooper, into
the blocking post if Smithers fails to
measure up to specifications.
W HO WILL RUN with the ball next
season is the least of the back-
field worries. Freshman Freddie
Trosko seems lacking only in experi-
ence, Stark Ritchie is even better as
a runner than he was last fall, Cooper
is a known quantity of still greater
potentialities and Wally Hook is tops
among this quartet. as far as sheer
running ability goes. The man to
do most of the ball-carrying next fall
will be the one who looks best de-
fensively is my observation, but four
runners to alternate during a game
will not worry the coaches too much,
I'm sure.

Fishman, Smith
Seek Victories
In Two Games
Iowans May Prove Tough1
For 'Gas House Gang';I
Fifteen Make 'TripI
Fifteen members of Michigan's
baseball team, seeking their second
and third Conference victories, left
at 8 a.m. this morning for Iowa City,
Iowa, where they will face a strong
Hawkeye team tomorrow and Sat-+
urday.
The squad making the trip, with
the exception of Bill Lane, is the
same as that which just returned'
from a highly successful invasion of
the South, and includes infieldersl
Danny Smick, Steve Uricek, Petel
Lisagor, Don Brewer and Walt Peck-
inpaugh; outfielders Matt Patanelli,
"Butch" Kremer, Vic Heyliger, and
Bob Campbell; catchers Captaini
Kim Williams and Leo Beebe; and
pitchers Burt Smith, Herm Fishman,"
Johnny Gee and Chuck McHugh.
Rain forced the cancellation of
yesterday's scheduled game with
Wisconsin and, since the two teams
were not scheduled for a return"
game this season, Coach Ray Fish-
er's nine will not face the Badgers"
ht all this year. The cancellation
of the game hurt Michigan's chances
in the Big Ten title race somewhat
since Wisconsin was one of the weak-
est teams in the Conference and
should have provided the "Gas House.
Gang" with an easy win.
The Varsity went through another
light practice yesterday afternoon<
since it was impossible to go outside
and the Field House was too dark
for batting drills. Coach Fisher spent
most of his time working on hisI
pitchers with the exception of Herm
Fishman who took a day of rest in
preparation for the two game series
.at Iowa.
Coach Fuzzy Douglas, Wisconsin
mentor, called Fisher from Jackson
this morning to inquire about the
game and when he found that it
would have to be cancelled, he took,

Sluggers DiscoverI
Fishman Has Quite
EnoughOn Ball
One suspected fact was definitely
established on the Wolverines' south-
ern training trip: Herm Fishman has
something on the ball. His three-
hit shutout of an improved Ohio
State nine Monday was conclusive
evidence that he pitches more than
lgta "nothing" ball.
Last season, when Herm turned in
eight victories as against no losses,
certain skeptics were prone to call
him lucky. They couldn't under-
stand how that slow stuff he was
serving up failed to rebound all over
the lot in solid basehits. Angry
sluggers swung from their heels but
could do little more than top his
pitches, or hoist harmless poppers in
the infield.
"Try to Hit him"
Red Duffner, Illinois' hard-hitting
first sacker of last season, watched
the Fishman slants in a game at
Champaign and remarked after-
wards: "It looks like you could hit
him a country mile, but try and do
it."
More than one reputed slugger has
harbored similar sentiments once
they've tried to dent Herm's pitch-
GOLF TILT POSTPONED
The golf match which was to
have been played betweensthe
Varsity and the Michigan State
team yesterday afternoon has
been postponed until Tuesday,
April 27, it was announced last
night.
ing. And the skeptics have crawled
into their storm cellars.
Fishman is what is known as a
smart pitcher. He constantly mixes
up his delivery and has a ball slower
than his slowest one. Hitters eye
his stuff and rear back to slug, but
the mixture keeps them off balance
just enough to rob them of power.
Won Eight
Last season Herm chalked up eight
important wins, five of them in the
Conference and all highly instru-
mental in the Wolverines' ultimate
championship. His earned run aver-
age was best among Coach Fisher's
hurlers.
In its bid to repeat in the Confer-
ence this season, the Wolverine nine
will need winning pitching. Berger
Larson, captain and ace of the hurl-
ing staff in '36, isn't around to bolster
the boys. But it appears certain that
Herm will still be dishing up his per-
plexing stuff and winning with it.
Ohio State, with a nine'greatly im-
proved over last season, couldn't
handle his slants.
Browns Beat Sox
15-10 InSlugfest
ST. LOUIS, April 21.-(/P)-There
were 39 hits in the slugfest which
the St. Louis Browns won from the
Chicago White Sox, 15 to 10 to open
the American League baseball sea-
son here today, but Rogers Horns-
by's home run led all the rest.
Hornsby, nearly 41 and back in
active duty at second base after a
layoff last season, smashed a home
run into the center field bleachers
back of the flag pole-430 feet from
home plate. It started the Browns
off on their 7-run fifth inning which
*drove the White Sox ace pitcher
Vernon Kennedy, to the showers.
HEY JOE-
I wish I could keep my notes
in shape as easy as you do.
You can! Rent a typewriter
from Rider's. Their machines
are TOPS!

I-M Spring Sports
To Begin Saturday
Only three more days remain to
register in the I-M spring fraternity,
independent, faculty, and all-campus
sports programs.
Special attention is called to the
all-campus events in which entries
are none too numerous at present.
Tennis, golf, horseshoes, archery, and
a baseball field meet are the events
open to any student on campus.
For the remainderaof the semester
the building hours at the Z.M. will
be from eight to eight Monday
through Friday and eight to six on
Saturdays. Outdoor tennis courts
may be reserved by the hour starting
at a quarter after the hour by pre-
senting identification cards
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This is the time of the year when
football coaches become Freshman
conscious, and the daily gridiron
practice sessions at Ferry Field aptly
show the truth of this old adage.
The veterans are still getting their
share of attention as Coach Harry
G. Kipke and staff set about mould-
ing a Michigan eleven for next fall,
but it is the yearlings that are re-
ceiving the special consideration and
watching.
Important Period
For them it is an equally impor-
tant period. They are tasting their
first bit of Varsity competition and
making their maiden appearance be-
fore most of the coaching staff.
Three men rate placed in the f.a-
vored bracket. In spot number one
stands Rci'and "Joe" Savilla, big
tackle from Gallagher, W. Va. Pack-
ing over two hundred pounds on his
six-foot three inch frame, Savilla
combines speed, aggressiveness, and
a fine competitive spirit with a lot
f football enthusiasm. He should go
a long way.
Only a step behind big Joe is
Freddie Trosko of Flint, a dynamite

charged back with plenty of "get"
and natural capabilities. A triple-
threater, passing, kicking and run-
ning with equal prowess, Trosko has
come to the fore with an amazing
rapidity this spring and will see a
lot of action during the season.
Kodros Gets Attention
Spot three finds Archie Kodros,
husky guard from Alton, Ill., holding
the spotlight. Despite the fact that
Kipke has plenty of returning guards,
he has been giving this yearling a
lot of attention in the spring work-
outs..
There are plenty of yearlings com-
peting in each of the positions. At
present the following stand out: Hor-
ace Tinker, Battle Creek, center; Ko-
dros and Herman Ulewitch, Cleve-
land, guards; Savilla, Bill Smith of
San Antonio, Texas, Ken Steen,
brother of Syracuse's famous Jim, of
Detroit, and Dennis Kuhn of High-
land Park, tackles; Joe Rogers, Royal
Oak, Al Slawinski, Saginaw, and Don
Cash, Elmhurst, Ill., ends; and Tros-
ko, Hercules Renda, another Gal-
lagher product, August Fabyan, Mus-
kegon, and Ed Christy, Gary, Ind.,
backs.
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