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Good Old Daze...

CAN IT BE that big league baseball
is taking off the kid gloves and re-
verting back toa the salad days of
sharpened spikes, dusters and whole-
sale fisticuffs? Dizzy Dean and Jim
Ripple sparked a mass brawl be-
tween the gas house gang and the
Giants in New York last week, for
which catchers Mickey Owen and
Gus Mancuso were bounced. The.
umpire called a balk on Diz, and the
Great One began to show his resent-
ment by pitching balls at the heads
of Giant batsmen. Finally, everybody
got sore and hauled off at everybody
A couple of nights later, Van Lingle
Mungo, Brooklyn's ace, swayed home
at 3 a.m. after a "night of refresh-
ments," barged into a roommate's
quarters and emerged with a black
eye, a $1,000 fine and a 3-day sus-
pension for his trouble. At least,
Mungo confines his daffy antics to
after-hours; he acts like a big leag-
uer on the mound. All these affairs
may have a revolutionary effect up-
on the stereotyped baseball leads
which the daily paper carries each
day. It requires little imagination to
visualize this sort of report:
"Dizzy Dean squared 'off
against Van Lingle in Ebbets
Field yesterday, with Burleigh
Grimes in Van's corner and
Frank Frisch squiring the LoudI
One. Dean threw a blow at
Mungo, Grimes threw several
words at Frisch that melted the
wax in the ear of a spinster seat-
ed behind third base-and Um-
pire Barr threw all of them out
of the game for conduct unbe-
coming grown-ups.
"Incidentally, the Giants won, 3-2."
Compensation.. .
WHEN Capt. Bob Osgood clipped
a full tenth of a second off the
high hurdles record in the Confer-
ence finals Saturday, it compensated
somewhat for his failure to make the
Olympic tear4 last summer. Bob had
virtually cinched a place on the team
as he chased Glenn Hardin, Louisiana
State ace, the winner, across the last
hurdle. Then, just as he landed, he
stumbled and was, of course, elimi-
It seems that the powers-that-
be should show no hesistancy
in recognizing .Osgood's new mark
inasmuch as it was set in such
adverse conditions. Being curious
as to the effect rain would have
on glasses, I asked Bob did it
hamper his vision while running.
The lanky hurdler believed not,
and his success evidently con-
firms the fact.
* * *
Dots and Dashes-Steve Mason,
track captain-elect, is a direct de-
scendant of Michigan's first gover-
nor . . . Long John Gee, Varsity
pitcher, is reported to be a first-rate
tennis player, one who might have
cut a wide swath in collegiate circles

Michigan Golf
Team Defeats
Karpinski Is Low Scorer
With 74; Is Last Dual
Meet Of Season
Michigan's varsity golf team de-I
feated Michigan State yesterday by l
a score of 10%-7% in a thrice-post-
poned match held at East Lansing.'
Al Karpinski took the medal honors
for the day with a fine 74, to win his
match from Ray Nelson, 2-1. Nelson:
had a 76, for the second best round
of the match. Billy Warren and
Scotty Taylor fought to a draw, each
taking 80 strokes, and splitting the
score 1%-1/2.
Capt. Al Saunders suffered a set-
back at the hands of lanky Ed Flow-
ers, 2-1, as Flowers ,shot a 78 to the
Michigan captain's 79. Bill Barclay,
however, took his singles match from
Tommy Brand by the score of 2%-1 /
taking 79 blows to 81 for Brand.
The Michigan State team of Flow-
ers and Brand downed the Wolverine
combination ofCaptain Saunders and
Barclay by a 2-1 count in the first
best-ball match, but in the other
best-ball foursome, Warren and Kar-
pinski came through to cinch the
match with a fine 2 1/2-1/2 victory over
The win over State marks the close'
of the dual meet season for the Mich-
igan linksmen. In their first en-
gagement with the Spartans, the
Wolverines emerged with a 12-6 vic-
tory, giving them a clean sweep in
the season's contests with State.

Fathe r Congratulates

Record Holder

Phys. Ed. Nine
Defeats Frosh
By 8-1 Margin
Annis Hurls Five-Hit Ball;
Prochaska Leads Attack
. With Three Hits
Behind the brilliant pitching of
Bob Annis, the Physical Education
baseball team soundly trounced the
freshmen nine yestrday afternoon on
the varsity diamond by the score of
Annis held the Frosh to five hits,
and was forced to pitch himself out of
many tight holes, since his team-
mates played ragged ball and com-
mitted six errors behind him. He also
kept the hits well scattered, not more
than one coming in any single in-
ning, and retired eight men via the
strike-out route.
Russ Dobson, on the mound for
the freshmen, was equally effective,
,striking out 11 men and allowing but
four hits in the six innings he worked.
However the Phys Eds hopped on
Hyle Carmichael in the 7th, for two
runs, and added three more in the
eighth and two in th ninth off Jack
Barry's offerings.
The freshmen scored their only run
in the first inning when Mike Rod-
nick tallied on Forrest Evashenski's
long single.
Charlie Prochaska was the big gun
F in the Phys Ed attack with a triple
and two singles to his credit. Al Guen-
ther, Bob Smock, and Lou Everhard
i n de r utr i tiitwn sin yle, a , ipe


Bob Osgood, Michigan track captain, led the Conference assault on
Ferry Field, Conference, and world records, when he broke the tape
in the high hurdles fully ten yards ahead of Kellner of Wisconsin in the
remarkable time of .14 seconds, .1 second under "Spec" Towns' Olympic
Rebuilding Track Squad Will Be
Hard But Charlie Hoyt Can Do It

Coach Charlie Hoyt sat at the table
ilast night at the annual track ban-
H illsdale INinequet, cleaned his already spotless
Host To Varsity spectacles and blinked a little. It
H y was the last gathering of the greatest
of his many great Wolverine track
It will be a gaping hole Charlie will
The Varsity baseball team will leave have to fill next year when he begins
at noon today for Hillsdale where it to rebuild his track machine. But
will meet the Hillsdale College nine that wasn't what was on his mind. He
this afternoon at the opponent's Var-i has built teams after graduation has
sity field. taken most of his best parts beyond
Coach Ray Fisher has announced his reach. He can do it again.


that four pitchers will accompany the
regular squad on the trip. Herman
Fishman, John Gee, Burt Smith and
Johnny Smithers will make the trip
With Big Ten competition com-
pleted for the season the Varsity will
round out its schedule against three'
non-Conference teams meeting Hills-
dale today, Michigan State here on
Saturday and at East Lansing on
Monday then finishing the season in a
night game with Toledo University
at Toledo a week from Wednesday.
The players making the trip in-
clude Capt. Kim Williams and Leo
Beebe, catchers; Burt Smith, Johnny
Smithers, John Gee and Herman
Fishman, pitchers; Steve Uricek,'
Walter Peckinpaugh, Pete Lisagor,
Danny Smick and Bill Lane, infielders
and Harold Floersch, Bob Campbell,
Vic Heyliger and Merle Kremer, out-
had he devoted his time to that sport
Although official averages haven't
been compiled as yet, Merle "Butch"
Kremer will likely be the only Wol-
verine to bat above the coveted .300
mark in the Conference this season

1937 Team Were Fighters
But those seniors gathered of the
last time around the table were dif-
ference. They came to the Wolverine
forces and were moulded by Ken Do-
herty into the finest yearling team
he ever coached.
They were fighters of the highest
caliber who didn't know when they
were licked and in consequence they
seldom were. They ripped through
three Conference titles despite Owens,
Lash, and Beetham, before they
dropped one to Indiana last year. At
least two of those titles were ground
26 Freshmen Will
Get Track Honors
Twenty-six freshman trackmen will
receive numerals for their work this
spring, it was announced yesterday
by the publicity department of the
Athletic Association. They are: John
Blackburn, Grand Rapids; Peter Car-
ter, Tuskegee, Ala.; Donald Cash,
Elmhurst, Ill.; Carl and Fred Culver,
Detroit; David Cushing, Woodbury,
N.J.; John Eldredge, Dearborn;
Frank J. Feely, Jr., Westfield, N.J.;
Robert F. Golden, NewHaven, Conn.;
Henry Heyl, Tyrone, Penn.; 'Jack
Hoover, Penn.; Thomas Jester,
Schenectady, N.Y.; Stanley Kelley,
Lakewood, O.; Dennis A. Kuhn, River
Rouge, Mich.; John D. Kutsche,
Monroe; Derwood Laskey, Milan;
Paul Nielsen, Ann Arbor; Sherman
Olmstead, Saginaw; Paul Penvenne,
Lenox, Mass.; Carl O. Peterson, East
Cleveland, O.; Joseph Rogers, Royal
Oak; Ralph Schwarzkopf, Saginaw;
Charles Shaw, Sturgis; Kenneth
Steen, New Rochelle, N.Y.; Harry K.
Wisner, Corning, N.Y.

out by the barest of margins, because
9L game Hoyt-coached Michigan out-
fit didn't know they were licked be-
fore they started. They added three
Butler Relay trophys to the collection.
This year they were a question.
They had fallen upon some evil times
in 1936 as they dropped first two
dual meets and then their conference
title. Could they come back? And
how. Starting with Michigan State,
through indoor Butler and Big Ten
titles, California, three more outdoor
duals, then the Conference outdoor
title. Charlie Hoyt's Wolverines re-
inforced by some tough sophomores,
headed by Big Bill Watson lambasted
everything in their path. No team
could score more than 50 points on
them and only two managed 50.
Veterans Leave Opening
That game outfit that has been
the nucleus of three Michigan track
teams is on the way out. Spring-
legged Sam Stoller who ran into dis-
appointment wherever he ran from
Cincinnati to Berlin, yet went on
to claim his Big Ten century title,
Bob Osgood, who could clip over the
timbers with the best of them, then
come back in the relay to put Mich-
igan out in front, Stan Birleson, the
big Britisher, who could be depended
on in any 440, Clayt Brelsford, the
most unpredictable of Charlie's foot
racers, Dave Hunn, the madman who
could clear close to 14 feet one day
and slide down the pole the next,
Howdy Davidson who could run and
I talk to his brother Harold at the
same time, Harry O'Connell, Neree
Alix, Fred Stiles and all the others
who could be depended on for a point
when the chips were down.
But Charlie can build another team,
he and Ken. They still have Big Bill,
Steve Mason, John Townsend, Al
Smith, Chuck Miller and the rest plus
some great yearling material. But
those seniors sure were the real Mc-

I-M Sports
In a hotly contested game, Chi Psi
nosed out Phi Kappa Psi, 2-1, yester-
day to go into the finals of the in-'
tramural softball championship.
The Chi Psi's scored the first run
of the'game, when, in the second in-
ning, Jack Palmer, Chi Psi hurling
ace, doubled, went to third on a wild
pitch, and scored on Neil McKay's
The run which proved to be the
winning margin came in the next in-
ning as Roy Fraser reached first on a
fielder's choice stole second, and
crossed the plate on John Lillie's
After having Dave Barnett's fluke
home run in the fourth not counted
because he failed to touch second
base, John McKee scored the only
Phi Psi run in the next inning when
he doubled and came home on Ralph
Zimmerman's infield single. Palmer
struck out 14 in the six innings.
At All Dealers
J. J. O'KANE, Dist. Dial 3500

Michigan Pat Ball Netters Are
Main Cause For Big Ten Loss


e . .

Chicago 18
Northwestern 13
Ohio State 9
Those are the scores of the three
teams who won top honors in the
Conference tennis meet. After them
came Michigan, tied with Wisconsin
for fourth place. Behind that is the
story of a team which failed to live
up. to expectations, because it just
wasn't good enough. "While several
of the players showed up well, Michi-
gan lost the Conference tennis meet
with pat ball players," declared
Coach John Johnstone. That is the
whole story.
The Wolverines were an easy mark
for their opponents largely because
of this point. With the exception
of one or two men who played good
games both at the baseline and the
net, the varsity took it too easily.
"They weren't prepared to play
a driving game because they did not
practice it sufficiently during the sea-
son," he said. "One man played this
type of game, and he went farthest in
the meet."
Michigan had only one player at
the most who could follow ground
strokes into the net and put them
away for points. And according to
Coach Johnstone the ability to make
good ground strokes is essential to a
.good player,.one who can score place-
ments, can play a good net game.
Michigan lost out on the serves al-
so. No varsity man can put away
many aces or get his opponent suf-

ficiently off balance and time to give
himself the advantage. On the other
hand the Wolverines were often at a
disadvantage in this respect when re-
"From now on the men are going
to have to work to stay on the squad,"
Coach Johnstone said. "No more pat
ball artists for Michigan,-that type
of game doesn't belong in collegiate
So May 22 marks the beginning of a
renaissance in tennis at Michigan.
More practice, driving, work at the
net, hard volleying, playing with every
type of player, and as much practice
every day as is possible will be the
order. If that doesn't work? Well
it just has to, because that's all that
Chicago (18), Norlfhwestern, (13),
Ohio State (9) use to develop their
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