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arsit Nine o Seek Second in Over Ypsi Normal



Team To Face
Leading Huron
Andronik, Zacher Named
To Start; Squad Shows
More Fighting Spirit
It will be Ed Andronik vs. Howard
"Rube" Zachar once more when Mich-
igan's rejuvenated Varsity baseball
team hooks up with the Michigan
Normal nine in a return game on
Ferry Field at 4:05 p.m. today.
The Wolverines defeated their
neighbors 6-5, in their first meeting
at Ypsi last week, but coaches Ray
Fisher of Michigan and Ray Stites of
Normal both have high hopes that to-
day's battle will tell a different story.
Wolverines Improved
The reason for ]Fisher's optimism
is a simple one. The Wolverines have
been a different team in their last
three starts. Improved pitching, hit-
ting, fielding and above all a new
spirit, have marked the Varsity's
meetings with Indiana, Western State
and Ohio state.'
Stites on the other hand, is hitch-
ing his wagon to a star, and the star



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Player AB
Smick.... ...57
Peckinpaugh . . . .77
Pink ...........67
B. Smith.......18
Trosko..... .. .50
E. Smith.....7
Fishman ......22'
Barry...... . 2

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THE SCENE CHANGES: At 5 p.m. Saturday, a well-wisher phoned and
in three words told us what we had been yearning to hear for two and a
half years. "You got it," he said. That was all we could hear.
Our stability somewhat unbalanced by pre-appointment festivities, it
took us a while to gain the full import of his words. Then it hit us-you
know the feeling. It's the same emotion that Guiseppe the fruit man got
when he won the Irish Sweepstakes. It's the same thrill, the same tighten-
ing of the craw, that that golfer feels when he drops that telling putt on
the 36th green. It's the throb that hits the baseball rookie when he pitches
his first victory or wallops his first homer. The rarity of the experience
makes it a treasured one.
A myriad of jumbled thoughts and memoirs assailed us. High
school days and freezing after oons in the press box of the football
field. Mad dashes to the corner drugstore to phone in the half
score and detail of the play. Bull voiced rewrite men at the city desk,
their flowing profanity, and their utter disdain for anything but the
facts-pure,, simple and concise.
Then Michigan--freshman year-publications. The first story-corner-
ing Ray Courtright in a handball court of the I-M building and pinning him
down on the merits of the new Rae Crother blocking machine. Sophomore
year-wrestling and the fear of covering a sport of which we knew nothing.
Jim Lincoln and the greatest display of guts we've ever seen the night he
squirmed and fought to avoid a pin at the hands of Indiana's Bob Haak and
give Michigan a win over Indiana. Lugging a WJR mike for Harry Wismer
at the Big Ten track meet with the rain pouring down and Bob Osgood
sloshing through the mud to break a world's record.
Junior year-football practices. Shivering with a group of colleagues a
the sidelines. A study in contrasts-the Wolverine eleven before and after
the Michigan State game. Harry Kipke's face in the locker room after
the Minnesota massacre. The day we were thrown out of the library for
selling Daily extras on the Kipke ouster. The first Fritz Crisler press con-
ference and the floor splattered with used flash bulbs. Basketball: Jake
Townsend in the locker room after the first Ohio State game, his arm torn
from elbow to wrist by the cruel scratches of his guard. Bill Barclay writh-
ing in pain in the Field House training room, his leg badly injured, and an
ambulance on the way.' The night Jake broke the scoring record against
Northwestern. They passed on-and on-and on-a panorama of the most
interesting two and a half years of our life.
Looking Ahead...
ONE BOUNCES BACK to normalcy rapidly. Our colleagues and friends
expedited that. "Well, you're sports editor," they said. "What's going
to be your policy? What are your aims? What do you expect to do?"
We thought it over. Two and a half years is no era, but it's long enough
to give .one some insight into the job at hand. A cursory summary of, the
whys and wherefores:
1 We will not be scalp hunting this year. We are tired of
situations, of intrigue, of Tumor, and of innuendoes. But if, the
inevitable occurs and "one of those things" does turn up, it will be
dealt with objectively and expediently.
2. We will be fair. Accuracy must be maintained at any cost if
we are to be honest with the readers. We will be fair to the coaches.
Their point of view will be deemed worthy of the highest consideration.
We will be fair to Michigan. It tnust come first-always. 1
3. We will betray no confidences either by player or by coach. It's
a prime requisite in this type of job.
4. We will welcome criticism or inquiries by readers. Your con-
tributions will be acknowledged and recognized if constructive.
5. The standards of the page will remain the same. I-M news
will continue to receive a good play. Intramurals are vital to the
welfare of the University and the student body and deserve recognition.
National sports will be freely used, page space determining the volume.
Unless unforeseen contingencies arise, this column will appear daily.
Occasionally we will turn from athletics per se for a brief venture into
other fields should the material seem suitably interesting.
Personal Notes...
PEOPLE we can't help thinking of today:
Irvin "Pete" Lisagor: Stepping into your shoes has us worried, Pete.
They're about four sizes too big. Seriously though, as an associate and later
as an understudy, we learned more about this racket than we'ever imagined
existed. As sports editor, you blazed a trail that will long remain in Daily
annals. It was a magnificent job, one of which you can well be proud. It
will pay dividends, Pete.
Art Baldauf, Stewart Fitch, Roy Heath and Ben Moorstein: Two and a
half years as co-workers moulded us into a body of which I shall always be

T rackymen Good Mudders; Royt
Pleased With Saturday's Results
By DICK SIERK the day attended the pole vault as
Under conditions very similar to Jimmy Kingsley, a consistent 13 foot
those which characterized last year's vaulter, was forced into a tie for
Big Ten meet on Ferry Field the Wol- second at 12 ft. 3 in. a Sandy Farrell
verines proved to be good mudders slid over the bar for his first major
Saturday as they coasted to an easy triumph at 121V feet. A water filled
78-53 win over Ohio State at Colum- runway added to the hazard for the
bus. up-and-over boys.
Coach Charlie Hoyt expressed him- Zalph Schwarzkopf ran under
self as highly pleased with the work of wraps as he idled home in 4:30 in the
his charges in their final tune-up for mile and gave Whittaker of the Buck-
the Big Ten meet this week-end, also eyes a great battle on the home
at Columbus. stretch in the two-mile before suc-
Ohio State Beware
"Considering the extremely adverse Dave Cushing, sophomore pole vaul-
weather conditions the boys came ter of the Wolverines, suffered minor
through in fine shape and I'm look- spike wounds yesterday afternoon in
ing for our best performance of the practice. Several stitches were taken
year this week at Columbus," said but it is expected that Cushing will
Coach Hoyt yesterday as he put the be available for duty in the Big Ten
squad thrdugh an easy workout. In- meet Friday and Saturday.
tensive training will begin today.
Tommy Jester's performance in the cumbing. Schwarzkopf is in excel-
half and the showing of Watson and lent condition according to Coach
Townsend in the discus were among Hoyt and the Conference two-mile
the highlights of the Buckeye rout. bringing together Mehl ofWiscsin
Jester spalshed through to win by indoor champ, Smith and Deckard of
five yards and lent definite hope that Indiana, and Michigan's "Galloping
he 'will better his fifth place in the Automaton" promises te be a dog-
Conference meet indoors this winter'igtAlheay
Dye Hogan, hard luck runner of the fight all the way.
mde dan frckfinished strong Hurdles In Order
middle distarce fos hi' Stan Kelley's double In the hurdles
in third, inches behind Ohio's Ben- Staugurs well for the loquacious Irish,
ner. er's chances and with Gedeon re-
Watson's winning distance of 155 turning after another sojourn with
feet in the discus topped Townsend's the ball team Wolverine points in the
second place effort by only three feet. stick events later in the week appear
Both improved on the distance that to be pretty much of a certainty.
landed them first and second respec- Fred Martin, despite very poor foot-
tively last year in the Big Ten meet. ing, whipped the javelin 183 feet be-
The most treacherous conditions of fore being withdrawn by Coach Hoyt,

Tommy Jester, slender sopho-
more half-miler who won his first
race Saturday at Ohio State, was
fifth in the Conference meet this
winter and will be out to better that
mark this weekend at the outdoor
Big Ten meet at Columbus. The
Schenectady lad was one of an
outstanding crop of distance run-
ners turned out by freshman coach
Ken Doherty last year and his in-
creasing improvement indicates
tha he may develop into one of the
conference top-notchers at the 880

is the same Mr. Zachar

whom theI

Trigon, Phi Delta Theta Climb
Into I-M Softball Semi-Finals
By DON WIRTCHAFTER semi-final round yesterday when they
Combing Dick Shroth, Theta Chi's defeated Acacia 5-4 behind the steady
star pitcher, for two runs in the sev- twirling of Tom Harmon.
enth inning, Trigon nosed out a 4-2 With the score 4-3 in favor of Aca-
win yesterday in the I-M fraternity cia, two out in the last inning, and
softball league and earned the right with two strikes on him, Gridder Jack
to meet Theta Xi in the semi-final Meyer cracked a long homer to left
round of the championship division field scoring Tom Peterson ahead of
next week. him for the tying and winning runs.
After yielding two hits in the first Big Art Valpey, Acacia pitcher, also
inning, Tom Lawton, Trigon hurler, hit a home run with a mate on base
settled down and limited the Theta in the fourth inning to give his team
Chis to one single during the rest of that short-lived lead.
the fray. Shroth -gave up five hits Sigs Whip D. U.
and fanned 11. In the seventh, the In the second division fraternity
first extra inning, Roland Athay and games played yesterday, Bob Parkin
Randall Jones both singled and tal- hurling seven hit ball, led the Sigma
lied the winning runs. Chi team to an 8-5 victory over Delta
Phi Delts Trim Acacia Upsilon. Gil Phares, the Sigma Chi's
Phi Delta Theta also entered the slugging second sacker, was the lead-

Fishermen pounced on for nine solid
hits and six runs in the first game.
The eccentric righthander was de-
cidedly off against Michigan, and the
Wolverine tilt was Rube's only bad
performance all season. Among other
feats, Zachar boasts a one-hit shut-
out over Alma, a 12 'inning scoreless
tie with the strong Wisconsin team,'
and a 2-1 victory over Armour Tech,
this game also going 12 innings.
Regulars To Start
The Michigan line-up will remain
the same as it has been during the
past few weeks, although Fisher will
attempt to break in a few of his
sophomores if the occasion warrants.
Jack Barry, who turned in a fine re-
lief job against Toledo, may divide the
hurling duties with Andronik, while
catcher Forest Evashevski, and in-
fielders Earl' Smith and Howard
Greenberg, rate chances of breaking
Batting averages for the first 18
games on the schedule show' three
players, Dan Smick, Pete Lisagor, and
Walt Peckinpaugh, above the coveted
.300 mark, with "Dangerous Dan's"
lofty, 369 topping the list.
Michigan Ypsi Normal
Pink, cf Walsh, ss
Brewer, ss DeFroscia, 2b
Peckinpaugh, 3b Russell, of
Kremor, if Scripter, If
Smick, rf Zachar, p
Gedeon, 1b - Todt 3b
Llsagor, 2b Anderson, C
Beebe, c Everett, lb
Andronik,. p Pokrywka, rf
Announce Junior
SportsStaff Jobs
Sport staff night editors for the
coming year were appointed last
night by Bud Benjamin, Daily sports
The following received junior posi-
tions: Mel Fineberg, '40, Buffalo,
N.Y.; Irving Geison, '40, Detroit; Her-
bert Lev, '40, Cleveland, 0.; Newell
McCabe, '40, Evanston, Ill.; Tom
Phares, '40, Ann Arbor; Richard
Sierk, '40, Attica, N.Y.; and David
Zeitlin, '40, Bridgeport, Conn.
American League
Washington . 000 002 050- 7 7 1
DETROIT .. . .101 304 40x-13 11 3
'Chase, Kohlman, Phebus, Kelley
and R. Ferrell; Kennedy and York.
Philadelphia .010 011 000 0-3 8 1
Cleveland . .. .000 200 100 1-4 12 2
Thomas and Brucker; Allen, Hud-
lin and Pytlack.
National League
New York .....000 002 01- 3 8 2
Philadelphia . .420 042 00x-12,13 0
Schumacher, Lahrman, Vandenberg
and Danning; Walters and Atwood.
unA Qnnn 1it) nn in 1 I

proud to be considered a part. Fete-
ever fickle-chose one of us, but the
trials, tribulations, and thrills that
only a publications can provide are
something we shall always share
Betsey Anderson-You will always
remain an indelible memory of ap-
prenticeship days. Ever since the
time that you shyly bequeathed the
women's }desk to others more socially
minded and journeyed into the hectic
sports realm, we have been amazed
at your effort and of your work. From
the time that you described Tom Hay-
nie's ideal girl a year or so ago up
to your story on Butch Kremer Sun-
day morning, you injected a remark-
able spirit and enthusiasm into our
staff. We'll miss you, Betsy.

ing hitter, collecting, a homer and a
triple in three times up.
Phi Sigma Kappa walloped Phi
Beta Delta 44-8 and Sigma Alpha Mu
eked out a 15-14 decision over Alpha
Delta Phi. The Alpha Delt's seven
run rally in the last itgning fell one
Hermitage Wins 5-1
Hermitage defeated Tau Kappa Ep-
silon 5-1 in a third division match.
In the fourth division, Beta Theta
?i knocked off their Chi Psi neighbors
8-5. Delta Tau Delta trimmed Phi
Kappa Tau 11-4 and Zeta Psi downed
Alpha Kappa Lambda 14-8.
In the Independent games played
yesterday, the Pink Elephants
trounced the Pacers 13-2, and the
Whirlwinds blasted out a 14-8 win
over Fletcher Hall.

Crisler To Address
Detroit Club Today
"Fritz" Crisler will make his first
Detroit appearance since taking over
the head football coaching duties at
Michigan when he addresses members
of the Intercollegiate Club and guest
alumni of the University of Michi-
gan at 12:15 this noon.
Guests of the club will include the
three new members of Michigan's
coaching staff, Clarence Munn, Earl
Martineau, and Campbell Dickson;
Fielding H. Yost, athletic director at
Michigan and for many years a
famous coach at the University; and
such former Michigan All-American
stars as Harry Kipke, whom Crisler
succeeded, as head coach, Germany
Schulz, Willie Heston, Dr. Angus
Goetz, Ernie Vick, Bennie Oosterbaan
and Chuck Bernard.
Philip E. "Dutch" Marion is chair-
man of the Luncheon Committee and
Judge James C. Murfin will be the
official toastmaster. All Michigan a
alumni and football fans are invited
to attend the luncheon.
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