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THE MIChIGAN DAILY

LVichigan Meets Badger

Nine Today

In

First Game Of Tri

Herm Fishman
To Take Over
Mound Duties
Gedeon Goes With Squad,
But Ankle Injury Likely
To KeepHim Idle
Hopelessly out of the running for
any title consideration, Michigan's
Varsity baseball team faces Wiscon-
sin today at Madison in the first of
three road games. A clean sweep
would enable the Wolverines to fin-
ish the season with a .500 record.
Herm Fishman who dropped a 4-2
decision to the Badgers in their first
meeting at Ann Arbor, is Coach Ray
Fishers probable mound choice, with
Gene Hinrichs as his likely opponent.
Fishman has progressed rapidly since
the first tilt, his last two efforts hav-
ing been shutout victories over Ohio
State and Notre i Dame.
Elmer Gedeon, regular first sacker,
who has been out with a sprained
ankle, accompanied the team on the
trip, but is a doubtful participant. If
Elmer is unable to play, Danny Smik
will move in from the outfild to the
spot he held down last season, while
Freddie Trosko or Bob Campbell will
handle the right field duties.
Tomorrow the team travels to
Minneapolis for a two-game series
with the Minnesota Gophers, who at
present are tied with Michigan in the
standings. Burt Smith is the Wol-
verines' mound hope in tomorrow's
game, with Ed Andronik due to work
Saturday. Jack Barry, the greatly
improved sophomore, will be held in
reserve for all three games.
PROBABLE LINE-UP
Michigan Wisconsin
Pink, cf Schilling, cf
Brewer, ss Bietila, c
Peckinpaugh, 3b Gerlach, ss
Kremer, If Dismeier, rf
Smick or A. Smith,
Trosko, rf 3b
Gedeon or Olson,
Smick, lb 2b
Lisagor, 2b R. Smith, If+
Beebe, c Zuehls, lb
Fishman, p Hinrichs, p
Frosh Receive
Track Awards
Doherty Selects 25 Men
For, Spring Numerals
Ken Doherty, freshman track
coach, yesterday announced his selec-
tions for freshman track numerals.
Those who will receive awards are:
Philip Balyeat, Sparta; Robert Bar-
nard, Winnetka, Ill.; Edward Barrett,
Port Huron; Henry Beale, Toledo,
Ohio; Warren Breidenbach, Dayton,
Ohio; Donald Canham, Oak Park,
Ill.; Arthur Cline, Indianapolis, nd.;
William Cochrane, Crystal Lake, Ill.;
Henry Cooper, Detroit;JEdmund
Dickey, Hannibal, Mo.; John Dob-
son, Ann Arbor; William Dobson,
Ann Arbor and Howard Egert, Lake-
wood, Ohio.
Other Numeral Winners
William Gensel, Detroit; Geoffrey
Hall, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Robert Hock-
berger, Chicago; Robert Hook, Grand
Rapids; Leslie Jones, Yonkers, N.Y.;
Perry Kimerer, Toledo, Ohio; Thom-
as Lawton, Walled Lake; James
Monahan, Elmhust, Ill.; Edward Mc-
Donald, Pentwater; Richard North-
way, Royal Oak; Myron Ogden, Utica,
N.Y.; Ralph Pyszynski, Milwaukee,
Wis.; Gilbert Stevenson, Kalamazoo.

PRESS
PASSES
-By BUD BENJAMIN -
Captain Bill ... .
CAPT. BILL WATSON arrived at
track practice early yesterday af-
ternoon. Apparently unperturbed by
his newly acquired captaincy, he af-
fably accepted congratulations from
a handful of visitors and proceeded
to work out, unassuming and quiet as
ever.
He put on quite an exhibition.
First he strolled over to the dis-
cus circle and topped off his
workout with a heave of approxi-
mately 165 feet, almost 10 feet
better than Arlie Muck's ancient
Conference record. That seemed
quite adequate to William, and he
turned to the shot. After a few
tosses in the 50 feet bracket, he
dropped over to the broad jump
pit. Then a few laps around the
track, and Bill was ready for an
interview.
But first a few words of recapitula-
tion. Tuesday night William Watson
was elected Michigan track captain
for 1939. That he deserved it is un-
questionable. Undoubtedly the great-
est track athlete in Michigan history,
he is everything that a captain should
be. He is a worker, he is respected,
and he stands head and shoulders
above a remarkable team in ability.
A slave for work, Watson is
untiring in his attention to de-
tail. Hour after hour, he works
away at the minutia of track
technique the most fruitful, al-
beit the most irksome, task of
the athlete. He tears an event
apart, analyzing every detail no
matter how small.
Unlike Fred Martin, Watson didn't
start from scratch on his trip to col-'
legiate fame having held three rec-
ords in high school.
* * *
BUT LET'S let Bill do the talking.
He's far better informed than
we are.
Q-What do you think of your1
captaincy, Bill?
A-I'm really thrilled about it.
We'll have a swell team next year,
especially if we get, a javelin.
thrower. I like all the boys and
know them well. I hope I live up
to their faith in me.
Q-Everybody is calling you the
greatest track man in Michigan his-
tory, Bill. How about it?
A-Nope, , that isn't right.
Don't put me in the same class
with Willie Ward. Willie was the'
cream of the crop. If he hadnt
played football he would have
high jumped 6 feet 10 inches
easily.
Q-They tell m you're quite a
football player. Why didn't you play
here?
A-I wanted to play, but
Charlie figured that it would
'hurtme in track. It hurt Willie
plenty. I'm going into coaching
work, and the training would
have helped.
Q-What's up for this summer,
Bill?

His Bat Rings, But Danny Smick Theta Xi Beats
Still Sighs For Pitcher's Mound, Trigons, 134-
By HERB LEV the first Purdue game (the 15 inning i Black Pitches Team
It was a dejected Danny Smick affair) out of the fire, but his mighty
who ambled out to right field from Into I-M Softball Finals
the pitcher's mound that April after- cit
noon. He had just been batted out the Boilermakers the next day to The Theta Xis slugged their wa
of the box by a first inning Michigan even the series, into the final round of the I-M fra
State rally, marking the second time Since then, Danny's bat has been a ternity softball league yesterda
in two games that he was unable to potent factor in every game. Until when they cracked out fifteen hit
survive the initial stanza. Saturday's Notre Dame battle, he toedefeay Tron 13-6.
A dream of a lifetime appeared to defeat Trigon 13-6.
shattered. The football injury had THE BIG FIVE Little Tommy Black went the en
taken too much out of Danny's arm. Player AB " IH pet. tire route for the winners and al
Danny had cnly one more chance Smick .........65 12 25 .385 lowed but nine scatcered hits. I
to make good and he decided to Peckinpaugh ...88 17 28 .318 only one inning, the second, did th
make the most of it. Coming up to Pink..... ...77 12 24 .312 Trigons score more than one run.
the plate in the third inning, he Gedeon ........74 12 22 .298 ill Mason lead the Theta Xi at
stepped into one of Pitcher Dahl- Kremer........77 18 20 .259 t ith a home run, double, singl
strom's fast balls and lined it into ____k____h___hmerun,_dub__,__ing__
the right field tennis courts for the had never been held hitless. Now a base on bals fourtime
first Michigan home run of the sea-wha 2ergeneldhe's.Nad
son. That was only a start. Just to th 2am es playe he's a ding Sigma Chi earned the right to mee
mnake it more emphatic, he singled age more than 60 points higher ave Psi Upsilon in the final round of the
sharply to center on his next trip to age more tha second division when they downe
the plate. Despite his batting successes h Sigma Alpha Mu 13-7 yesterday.
And big Danny hasn't stopped yet. ee his bisuess, how- In the other softball games, Her
His two hits weren't enough to pull evg anny's fr lov e ti p mitage nosed out Phi Sigma Delta
______________ _____ing and he looks forward to the time 13-12, Alpha Chi Sigma whippe
when he'll be able to resume his Alpha Omega 6-5, and the Forestr
turn on the mound. Each day he asks Club massacred the Whirlwinds 21-
Cohen im bs to pitch in batting practice, and he's Chubela acr d e ltandapp-
always the last to leave the field Phi Delta Theta and Delta KapP:
at night, that is, if he can find an Epsilon tangle today at South Ferr;
To Fam e Via ambitious catcher to work overtime Field in the other semi-final gam
with himu of the championship division. Th
. j Wyf srsing winner will meet Theta Xi next Tues
I- vln low Danny feels his arma is coming day at Palmer Field.
back, and longs for the chance to
By MEL FINEBERG )itch again. But this chance may
never come, this year at least, for ,
More experienced in second story two distinct reasons. First, the pres- STROH S CARLINGS
work than in actual tennis competi- ent mound staff of Herm Fishman, FRIAR'S ALE
tion, for he was without an iota of Burt Smith and Ed Andronik is im-
the latter at the beginning of this proving rapidly, and then a .385 hit- At All Dealers
year, the presence of Henry "Hank' ter is a handy guy to have in right J.J. O'KANE, Dist. Dial 3500
Cohen on the Varsity tennis team field.
may be called without fear of con-
tradiction, "surprising."
Up until this year, Cohen had
never gone out for either high school
or college tennis. He was "more
worried about grades than about a
letter." But in this, his senior year,
safely past the scholastic barrier
after being admitted to Long Island
College of Medicine, Hank finally
went out for tennis.
In The Hard Way
Admitedly green and sheepishly
confessing that much of his playing
had been achieved only after sneak-
ing through the windows of the In-
tramural Building on Sunday morn-
ing when the building was supposed-
ly closed, Cohen reported to Coach
Leroy Weir early this year. Luckily
for Hank, Weir, in his first year All wool Shetlands, styled in the
here as coach, was willing to give
more than a modicum of time to popular wide shoulder pain back
anyone who showed the least prom-
ise. three button model. Green, camel
When the men who were to take
the spring trip south were named, he shade and brown.
was one of the eight selected. After
this southern trip, Cohen finally set-
tled in the number five spot and
won thirteen of his fifteen matches. VeKy pcilat
The two defeats he suffered were at
the hands of number three men
from Chicago and Minnesota. me105
Reaches Semi-Finals
At the Conference meet, Hank gar-
nered half the varsity's total when he
reached the semi-finals before losing
to Levy of Minnesota. Now, his col-
legiate career brought to a halt al-
most before it began, Cohn hopes State . at
to compete in the National Inter- Street WLbert
collegiates in the singles and thenrY
team up with Neil Levenson in the siNc " 8g4
doubles.
Cohen is a far superior indoor
player than outdoor. The reason is- -
simple-he plays balls on the rise
and the faster bounce on the wood
in turn enables him to hit a much
faster ball. It is one of Weir's pet
gripes that Hank isn't as good on
clay as he is on wood.Fi

SUI T SALE
(All Wool Suits in this Sale)
at a Saving of 20% Discount
Many suitable for Fall wear in medium and dark shades and
for Spring and Summer in medium and light shades.

$40.00
$35.00
$32.50

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$30.00
$27.50
$25.00

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(No charge for alterations).
~0taeb & uba
309 SOUTH MAIN ST2EET
NEW STYLES FIRST AT WILD S
College-End
CLEARANCE SALE
78 SUITS and SPORT COATS
Rather than carry these suits and sport coats until the
end of the season, we group these "broken lots" and
close them out at:
Suits fprmerly $35 and $40.
$22.50

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A-Well, I've got three more
meets left, the Big Ten-Pacific
Coast meet, the National, and
the AA.U.'s-all in June. I'm go-
ing after that South American
trip that the A.A.U. is offering
for track men who do well at
their meet.
Q-How about the 1940 Olympics?'
A-I'm going to enter the de-
cathalon along with the shot and
discus. I have a year and a half
of school left, and I'll spend that
last year getting in shape and
practicing.
That was about all Bill had to say.
He walked down the track, nodded
at a half pint freshman who was
trotting by, and joined Allen for an-
other lap. He's Captain Watson now
-a fellow who overcame all obstacles
to climb up the ladder and place
himself head and shoulders above
the field. He'll stay there!

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Your chance to become acquainted with Varsity-Town
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