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SATURDAY, MAY .29, 1937




Spanish A.C. Mi
Athletes Tally 9-3 Victory IM Awad Pending... Gai
For Independent Crown; LAST FALL the powers-that-were of the sports staff conceived of the O
Daily Individual Performance Award, to be presented to the outstanding H
Hendrix Pitches Well athlete in the Intramural league. I-M officials are now busy poring through
the files and compiling points, the ultimate total of which will determine Fil
By MIKE NEAL the award winner. He is chosen on a basis of number of points participated will
In a game featured by the pitching in and team success. The I-M authorities report that the winner will East
of Don Hendrix, the Spanish Ath- probably have partaken of from 12 to 15 different sports. For such versa- Mich
letes beat the Jay Hawks 9 to 3 to tility, a man deserves recognition in a permanent form. And The Daily will noon
win the Independent softball title yes- announce the lucky individual on Wednesday morning of next week. the
terday at South Ferry Field. While hAnn
his teammates were getting to the Tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock, on South Ferry Field, the red- Tht
two Hawk pitchers for 10 hits and pencil wielders of the English dept. encounter the linguists of the tnat
eight walks, Hendrix allowed only Romance Languages in a softball siesta. It may sound like the man
brooding of a disappointed grammarian, but it strikes me as an Burt
ingout sn6.sexcellent opportunity for the student to make subtle retaliation Co
ing out 16. against his faculty oppressors. It would be an act of discretion, that
The Jay Hawks opened the scoring however, if the razzes and Bronx cheers remained anonymous, in view of h
with two runs in the first inning. Af- of impending finals. send
ter fanning the first batter, Hendrix *nwith
walked Ed Wisniewski. Then Leo
Fiegal found one of Don's fast balls The 220 nxtidale
to his liking and slammed a home run
over the right fielder's head. FOR SOME INEXPLICABLE REASON three of Michigan's brightest out
Spanrgtd's Lead. F prospects in the 220-yard run have never quite reached Varsity compe- John
After failing to scare in their half tition. Disappearance, ineligibility and injury have been advanced as causes. agai
of the first, the Athletes pushed three In 1928 Victor Leschinsky established a freshman outdoor mark aga
runs across the plate to take the lead. of :21.3. With equal rapidity he passed out of the collegiate picture, righ
After two were out, Chet Stabovitz, never returning to Michigan for reasons unknown. In 1932 George ,Co
hurling for the Hawks lost control Hitt negotiated the distance indoors in :23.4 to set the one lap fresh- had
and walked Hendrix, Bob Frailing, man record in the event. He tripped over the scholastic hurdles and year
and Don Rivette to fill the bases. All quit school as a result. In 1936, Roy Heath, a still b.righter prospect, staff
three romped home on the strength tied Hitt's indoor mark and lopped two tenths of a second off Leschin- part
of Forest Keown's lusty triple to left. sky's eight-year old outdoor record. In his first start against State this hard
The Athletes put the ball game on season, Heath pulled a tendon and hasn't been able to compete since. two
ice in the third when they scored four Incidentally, Bob Collier's winning time for the 220 in the Conference hitti
times. Herm Ulevitch cracked a meet last week was :21.1-the same as Heath's last year. C
single over second and went to third * * * * walk
when the second baseman muffed Bob DOTS AND DASHES-A Cleveland baseball scout, watching Illinois play is sa
Dewitt's hard grounder. Both men Spani
were safe on the error. Roger Nor- Northwestern Wednesday, remarked that the only actual playing field that whe
ton drove Ulevitch home with a rivals the Illini diamond is Minnesota's, which has no seats for the fans . . sity
single, and Hubbard also singled to The scout reveals the limited extent of his traveling, for Michigan has one his(
send in Dewitt. Stabovitz fanned of the best bail yards in the Conference . . . Besides, an infielder could easily Lan
the next batsman but again walked break his neck going back after a fly ball at Illinois, for the infield there inni
Hendrix and Frailing, forcing in Nor- is elevated almost a foot . . . cien
ton. Diegal relieved Stabovitz on the Jake Townsend, cage captain-elect, shot-putter and discus man, to c
mound and induced Rivette to ground makes his third trip to the Pacific Coast in six month when he entrains
to Ed Bloom at short forcing out Hen- for the East-West and National meets in a couple of weeks , . . The In
rx at thir but allowing Hubbard to best things Jake likes about the jaunts are eating on the trains and ag
Jay Hawks Score the 6 foot 8 inch bunks on the new streamlined rattlers. setti
Hendrix handcuffed the Hawks in gain
the fourth but in the fifth they mom- MesTJ
entarily found their batting eyes to Mechanic ISKd Ton y M aneroieT
score their last run. Jack Brennan nra k fienc
slapped a single over second and went In c urserackL aIefou
all the way to third as the short field- Lsele
er fumbled the pickup. After- get- INDIANAPOLIS, May 28.-(/P)- take
ting a new lease on life when the Frank McGurk of Los Angeles,. G olTourney wee
catcher dropped his foleaguer back crashed into the southwest wall of__ that
of first to send Brennan home, the Indianapolis speedway late to- PITTSBURGH, May 28.-()-Na- can
The Athletes scored their last two day in qualifying for the 500-mile au tional Open champion Tony Manero
runs in the sixth. Rivette singled and tomobile race and was taken to a hos- took the sweetest victory of his life H
Keown was safe when the third base pital, apparently in a serious con- today and joined Denny Shute, Ky
man ,after making a nice pickup of dition Laffoon and Harold "Jug" McSpaden I
his grounder, made a low throw to in the semi-finals of the Professional
second trying to nab Rivette, who McGurk's car, an eight-cylinder Golfers Association championship.
went to third on the play. Ulevitch rear drive entered by Murrell Belan- Gor Aociatio hamponshN
got his third hit of the day, a double der of Gary, Ind., turned over sev- Four down at the end of 27 holes for
to send both runners home. eral times after crashing through the to Harry Cooper, the man he "robbed" Det
__sen _b__hrunnrhome inner wall. Albert Opalko of Gary, out of the Open title, little Tony rat- stru
his riding mechanic, also was in- tied off seven pars and two birdies and Tue
I jured and taken to the hospital, ascended the Field Club's mountains FC
where he died. with a one up lead. met
* r .Opalko's death was the second re- Cooper, badly shaken down the the
Tennis Finals sulting from racing car crashes at stretch, squandered 40 shots on the the
the speedway during the day. last nine. The nearer he got to the stat
Earlier, George Warford of In- home hole the wilder he became. At "I
WD11dianapolis, a spectator, was killed every vagrant shot he seemed to have said
and four other persons injured when a vision of Manero's magnificent cuss
a speedster driven by Overton Phil- finish at Baltusprol. T
Kalamazoo, Grosse Pointe lips of Los Angeles crashed into the Steady as the Field Club's hills, gitis
Are Class A Favorites On crowded pits lining the front stretch Shute defeated Jimmy Hines of Gar- long
of the track. den City, N.Y., 4 and 3. gua
Ferry Field Courts
Prep school tennis stars from all
over the state played through the
first two rounds of the finals of the
State Interscholastic net tourney yes-
terday at the Ferry Field courts and
looked forward to clear skies and 1
completion of the meet today.1
A total of 152 players, the men of

winning teams in the sectional meets JLV5AvV(6W V V 0
began the tourney in Class A B and
C divisions for the annual trophy
awards. Forty schools are represent-
ed. St IT
In the Class A division Kalamazoo
and Grosse Pointe stand as the fa-
vorites to cop the prizes, the former
having one player left in the singles
and a team in the doubles. Grosse
Pointe has two doubles teams left
for the semi-finals and finals this HILLEL FOUNDATION, B'NAI B'RITH ST. PA UL'S LUTH
morning. Lansing Eastern, the de- Oakland and East University. (Miss
fending champion, has one doubles Cal.ThardnvndyLa
team left. Saginaw, Owosso and Dr. Bernard Heller, Director. Cor. Third and
Battle Creek each has a man in the 10:00 A.M. - Morning Sunday School Carl A. Brauer,
singles. Open House. 9:30 A.M. - Chur
In Class B, East Lansing, the de- 10:45 A.M. - Morn
fending champion, looked as if it Branches," ser
might repeat, with a singles player Fairground Cl
and doubles combination still in the FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
running. Grand Haven and Dowa-
giac each have adrepresentative in Revn Temple, at 327 South Fourth Ave. FIRST METHODIS
both singles and doubles. Also left Re. W. P. Lemon, Mnse
in the running are Allegan with a Miss Elizabeth Leinbach, Assistant. Corner State and
player in the singles competition and 10:45 A.M. - "Forgive Us Our Virtues." Rev. Charles W. P
Western State with a doubles team. A Memorial Day service. Sermon by the 9:45 A.M. - Stu
In the Class C-D division the title Minister. Student choir and double quar- Carrothers.
is a toss-up with eight teams repre- tette. 10:30 A.M. - Morn
5:30 - Outdoor meeting of the Westminster ject: "The Un
sented in the final rounds. East Ta- Guild at the home of Prof. O. S. Duffen- 6:00 P.M. - Wesl
was, Lowell, Vicksburg, and St. Al- dack, 2107 Devonshire Road. Hall to go tot
phonsus of Detroit all have one man annual Seniorl
in the singles. Teams in the doubles will speak on
which will open the semi-finals in- Fellowship hou
elude Detroit University High, Stan- BETHLEHEM EVANGELICAL CHURCH-
dish, Tawas City and University High South Fourth Avenue, near Packard
of Ann Arbor.Re T . R.r h a ne, a r PR TkPrdC
Play in the semi-finals and for Rev. T. R. Schmale, Pastor FIRST BAPTIST C
the championships, both singles and 9:00 A.M. - Early service (conducted in Ger- East Huron betwe
doubles in all the divisions will stirt man) 10-45 A M -Srm

ichigan Nine
o Play State
This Afternoon
me At Lansing Is First
If Series; Spartans Play
[ere On Memorial Day
fteen Varsity baseball players
leave by auto this morning for
Lansing where they will meet
igan State's Spartans this after-
in the first of a two game series,
econd of which will be played at
Arbor on Memorial Day.
e same team will make the trip
went to Hillsdale last Tuesday
iding pitchers John Gee, Her-
Fishman, Johnny Smithers and
ach Ray Fisher stated last night
he is still uncertain as to which
is four available hurlers he will
to the mound to start the game
the Spartans. He left his choice
the last minute before the Hills-
game and pulled the right man
of the bag for the game. It was
Gee, who pitched hitless ball
nst the Dales. Coach Fisher
n hopes that he can make the
t last-minute choice.
Pitchers Collapse
ach John Kob's State nine has
a rather disasterous season this
due to a collapse of the pitching
and a batting slump on the
of most of his hitters. Milt Lehn-
t and Steve Sebo are the only
in the line-up who have been
ng the ball at a consistent clip.
)ach Fisher doesn't expect a
:-away however. George Hill who
ated to take the mound for the
rtans is a very effective hurler
n he is "on." However, the Var-
had a great deal of trouble with
offerings in the game at East
sing last year. Only in the final
ngs did they get to him suffi-
tly to push across enough runs
linch the game.
Kobsmen Seek Revenge
spite of ltheir poor showing
nst other competition so far this
the Kobsmen have hopes of up-
ing the Varsity and would like to
revenge for the double defeat of
he Wolverines are still exper-
ing hitting trouble although all
of the pitchers that Fisher has
cted for the trip look ready tc
the mound today. All of this
k's drills have been turned ove
tly to batting practice in the hope
the slugging "Gas House Gang'
regain their batting eye.
opes Of Recovery
For Cochrane Soar
EW YORK, May 28.-(J')-Hopes
the recovery of Mickey Cochrane
oit baseball manager, who was
ck in the tempie by a pitched bal
sday, soared today.
r the first time, Dr. Robert Em-
Walsh, chief in attendance fon
stricken baseball star, came out o1
sick room with an encouraging
am encouraged, definitely so,'
Dr. Walsh. He refused to dis-
the case further.
he danger of secondary menin-
or infection of the sinuses, whic-
have bothered Mickey, still wa
rded against by physicians.

Michigan Baseball Collapse Due
To Slump In Witching, Hitting

What happened to Michigan's base-i
ball team in 1937?
What caused the promising Gas c
House Gang of the spring to nose dive
in mid-season and end up the year]
among the also-rans?t
What does the future hold in store1
for Michigan baseball after their poor
Analyzing the success or failure of
a team in any sport is a precarious
business. Prosperity in athletics is
considered by many a cyclical affair'
-with the bad years being as inev-
itable as the good ones. Yet, in re-
hashing the 1937 baseball season,
definite causal factors become ap-
parent as reasons for the team's flop
-factors which discard inevitability
in favor of more concrete reasoning.
Conference Crown Contenders
When the Wolverines left their
musty Field House abode this spring
and headed for the more favorable
climes of the South, they were doped
as outstanding contenders for anoth-
er Conference crown. The champion-
ship team of 1936 had lost five of its
mainstays, Captain Berger Larson,
John Jablonski, Joe Lerner, Carl Fer-1
ner and George Rudness, but therel
were plenty of replacements.
Down South, they took up right
where they had left off in 1936.
Pounding the apple at 306 clip, they
won four games and lost two-a good
record for any spring trip. The team
was hitting, the pitchers were doing
nicely, and it looked like another
crown might not be an idle dream
after all.
Herm Fishman, stocky junior
southpaw, who in his first year had
won eight games for the Wolverines
led the mound corps with Burt Smith
and veteran John Gee lending as-
sistance. Fishman too continued his
'36 ways, holding Ohio State to three
hits in his first game and giving Mich-
igan a victory in their Conference

didn't help matters, the Varsity beat-
ing only the weak Boilermakers. The
Gas House Gang was taking it on the
Interspersed, however, among the
losses were wins over Toledo and Wes-
tern State Teachers, which, although!
they may have aided the team's rec-
cord, didn't make them look any bet-
Season Proves Bad
An even bread with Minnesota, and
John Gee's no hit victoryuover Hills-
dale brings the season up to date.
And a pretty bad season it has been.
Why did they lose? First, they
didn't have reliable Berger Larson
to step in there when the going was
tough and turn on the heat. The
pitching staff fell far below expecta-
Then the team couldn't hit. Their
average today is below the .200 mark.
For example, Vic Heyiliger who hit
over .300 last year ard led the Con-
ftrence in runs batted in, hit below
.100 this year. He had plenty of com-
pany too,sfor only Steve Uricek bat-
ted consistently.
Thirdly, the loss of Brewer, whether
psychological or actual-was felt.
How much is impossible to say.
Only Three Graduate
Yet all is not failure. Only three
men: Gee, Heyliger, and Patanelli-
graduate. The mound corps will be
intact, with two good yearlings in
Bob Annis and Russ Dobson coming
up to lend a hand. Leo Beebe, whose
puissant whip made him one of the
most feared catchers in the Confer-
ence, should develop into a real star.
So, should Danny Smick, Walter
Peckinpaugh and the other sopho-
Yes, 1937 was a bad year. The
team disappointed its supporters and
coach as well as itself. Yet, barring
the unforseen, 1938 should mark a
definite form reversal. Michigan
teams have a habit of doing that.

17 Freshmen
Get Numerals
For Baseball
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan an-
nounced the awarding of freshmen
baseball numerals yesterday to 17
members of this year's yearling squad.
Of this number only five are out of
state men. According to Coach Oos-
terbaan five or six of his better pros-
pects were made ineligible last se-
The men receiving awards were
John Barry, New York City; Ralph
Bittinger, Detroit; Hyle Carmichael,
Wayne; Herbert Cross, Grand Rap-
ids; Russell Dobson, Ann Arbor; For-
est Evashevski, Detroit; Howard
Greenberg, Dayton, Ohio; Thomas
Netherton, Colorado Springs, Colo.;
Charles Pink, Detroit and Bruce Ran-
dall, Detroit.
Other athletes winning numerals
were Dean Ray, Gobles; Michael Rod-
nick, Chicago; Joe Savilla, Gallagh-
er, West Va.; John Schuler, Royal
Oak; Virgil Scott, Hazel Park; Hor-
ace Tinker, Battle Creek and Fred
Trosko, Flint.
DETROIT, May 28.-OP-Roxie
Lawson pitched his eighth victory of
the season today as the Detroit Tig-
ers took both ends of a doublehead-
er from the St. Louis Browns, 6 to 5
and 7 to 2, and climbed into second
place in the American League. Hank
Greenberg's eighth home run gave the
Tigers their margin in the first game,
Beau Bell hit one for the Browns with
Vosmik on-base for the only St. Louis
runs off Lawson in the second.
At All Dealers
J. J. O'KANE, Dist. Dial 3500


Lose To Iowa
The season progressed in due fa-f
shion, a lone defeat at Iowa marring
an otherwise perfect record. On May
7, the Wolverines lost a 6 to 5 de-
cision to Indiana, sloppy base-running
handing the Hoosiers the game on
a silver platter.
The following day a sophomore
hurler from Illinois, Ray Poat by
name, set the Wolverines down for
their second straight loss. This game
marked the season's turning point for'
the team. Now they really started to 7
slide. Don Brewer, sparkplug short-
stop, was lost for the rest of the sea-
son in this game due to a thumb frac-
ture and with Brewer out the team
collapsed-although it was well on
its way down prior to the injury.
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