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Don Percival Is



Of Tennis





Records.. ..
son is just about over. There'sa
couple of baseball games left, th
cream of our excellent track crop wil
engage in two more meets, and then
1937-38 joins a host of past years a
just another page in our athletic ar-
chives. The wins and losses will soon
be forgotten. Only a few of the thrills
and chills will be remembered. Cer-
tam, to attain some posterity, how-
ever, is an imposing list of new rec-
ords set by Wolverine participant
during the year.
It was a rough year on Michi-
gan individual performance ree-
ords. An even dozen fell to the
onsluaghts of Wolverine team
members. Collectively they won
the national intercollegiate swim-
ming title, tied for the Big Ten
hockey title, and won indoor and
outdoor Conference track cham-
pionships. Here's what they did
John Townsend, the superb bas-
ketball captain, climaxed his three
years of play as an All-Conference
center by setting a new three-year
record scoring mark of 364 points and
a new one-year record of 135, dis-
placing Bennie Oosterbaan's mark of
Swimming Captain, Ed Kirar,
swam 50 yards in 23 seconds flat
to lead Michigan to their colle-
giate title and set a new national
as well as Michigan record.
Sophomore Edwin "Smack" Allen
established a new hockey scoring
mark for 15 games with 23 goals and
12 assists.
Dan Smick, the slugging base-
- ball star, hit safely in 20 consecu-
tive games to better his 1937 rec-
ord of 18 games.
Track marks were abundant. Elmer
Gedeon, hurdling indoors, tied the
best listed American marks in the
60-yard, 70-yard and 75-yard highs.-
Bill Watson set a new Conference
and, of course, a new Michigan mark
in the Conference track meet by put-
ting the shot 52 feet, 111/2 inches. Wes
Allen high jumped 6 feet 6 inches for
another new mark. Jim Kingsley's
pole vault of 13 feet 8 inches and
Ralph Schwarzkopf's 9:11 two mile,
both;negotiated at the Conference
meet, top off the list of new Michigan
standards for the season.
dronik, the jocular right-handed
pitcher, drops us a card from Madi-
son. Asks Ed:
Dear Bud:
-I met LaFollette. He gave me
a cigar. Should I smoke it? It
would please him if I would, and
it would please Fisher if I would-
n't. Please advise--
Dear Ed:
--Where is your school spirit?
Don't you dare let that team down.
Save the cigar. I know just the fel-
low- who deserves it. His job doesn't
require training. Be seeing you.
columnist afew years back and
present law student, also penned us a
squib. We saw Bonth, chortling away
with an irrepressible glee the Monday
after the Derby. An inveterate racing
fan, he took his annual trip to Louis-
ville, slapped a four spot on Lawrin
and brought back $32 of gravy. Writes
"To date I have been on Law-
rin in the Derby, Dauber in the
Preakness, and Menow in the
Withers. I pass it along to you
that Pompoon looks like a swell
bet in the Suburban Handicap

Saturday, and War Admiral will
win In a gallop from the Biscuit
Decoration Day."
Bonth wrote this early in the week.
Since then, the race between the Bis-
cuit and the Admiral has been called
off. As to the other one-Jeeves, our
racing form please. And thanks,
* * *
PICKUPS: Earle Luby, a fellow
really worth knowing, is report-
edly working at the T.V.A. project
in Tennessee ... . you remember him,
of course . . . former football tackle,
columnist, Hopwood winner, and af-
ter dinner speaker par excellence.
To Chuck M . . . thanks for
the kind woids ... sorry about
the Phil Diamond oversight ...
we thought he still called out the
times and places at the local
track meets ... The lust for an
education: asked why he went to
Michigan State Normal, Rube
Zachar,' their eccentric pitcher
retored, "Aw, I figured if I join
the little guys and knock off the
big guys, I'll get more publicity

Seven Netters'
Given Awards
By CoachWeir
Neil Levenson And Cohen'
Only Seniors To Receive
Letters At Banquet
Don Percival, '39E, of Saginaw,
was elected captain of Michigan's
tennis team by this year's squad
s members at a buffet supper at Coach
Leroy Weir's home last night. He
will succeed Neil Levenson.
The captain elect played as num-
s ber two man during the past season
and finished the season with a slight-
ly bette' thad~.500 average, winning
nine singlesamatches while dropping
seven. In the Big Ten Meet at Chi-
cago, Percival lost his first round
match to Rich of Illinois and did not
compete in the doubles.
Letter Winers Listed
Major varsity awards were given at
the supper with retiring Captain Neil
Levenson, White Plains, N.Y.; Henry
Cohen, Brooklyn, N.Y.; John Kidwell,
Wayne; Tom Slattery, Brookline,
Mass.; Steve Woolsey, Evanston, Ill.;
Ed Morris, Youngstown, Ohio and
Percival as the recipients.
Of these award winners, it is the
second major letter for Percival, Lev-
enson, and Kidwell. Minor awards
were presented to Herb Cisco, Detroit
and Jim Talman, Birmingham.
Next year's prospects appear par-
ticularly bright with only Levenson
and Cohen graduating from this
year's squad. The advent of a prom-
ising yearling crop added to the re-
turn' of the five lettermen and two
squadmen should put Michigan ten-
nis fortunes on an upward swing.
Squad Sees Movies
At the buffet supper, moving pic-
tures in technicolpr were shown of
the Southern trip taken by the squad
during Spring Vacation. Coach Weir
attributed much of the success of the
early season matches to the exper-
iences and conditioning gained from
this southern swing.
Doherty Seeks
Spear Tossers
I-M Baseball Throw Is
Means Of Discovery
The Michigan track team will suf-
fer a great loss this June when grad-
uation rolls around. A yawning
cavity will be left by Fred Martin,
senior javelin thrower, who is wind-
ing up his final year of competition
with consistent 200 foot efforts.
Coaches Charley Hoyt and Ken
Doherty are hot on the trail for
some potential javelin material for
the next few years, and are leaving
no stone unturned in their search.
They have looked over numerous men
this spring and will continue to do
so next fall in hopes of finding a
successor to Martin in the spear de-
Doherty has ..it upon one good
method of luring promising pros-
pects. He is sponsoring an Intra-
mural baseball throw next Septem-
ber which he hopes will bring out the
presence of some good throwing arms.
The best 10 or 12 contestants will be
invited out for Varsity javelin train-
ing and it is hoped that out of them
at least one or two good men will bei
salvaged who might never have oth-,
erwise come out for the cinder sport.I
The baseball throw will be official-c
ly Sanctioned by the I-M Departmentc
and will offer points for regular In-
tramural competition. According tot
Earl N. Riskey, assistant director of

the I-M, the throw was held severalI
years ago but had been discontinued.
He is in favor of its renewal and is
of the opinion that it will continue
to be a yearly event.
r r

New Net Captain

Don Percival, veteran racquet-
wielder on Coach Leroy Weir's var-
sity tennis team was elected cap-
tain of the 1939 team at a ban-
quet held last night _ at Coach
Weir's home, succeeding Neil Lev-
National Collegiates
Offer Track Team
Next Competition
With the National Collegiates and
the Big Ten-Pacific Coast meet still
ahead, some of the Wolverine track
forces have resumed training. The
N.C.A.A. meet is set for June 17 and
18 at Minneapolis and the Big Ten-
Coast meet will be run off the follow-
ing Saturday.
Coach Hoyt will name the squad
which will try to better Michigan's
eighth in the team standings of last
year at the N.C.A.A. meet the first
of next week. , The Wolverines who
will participate in the June 25 meet
are those who won first or second in
the Conference meet with the pos-
sible addition to the squad of anyone
who shows well at Minneapolis.
The State A.A.U. meet in Grand
Rapids will also draw some of the
Hoytmen. As the meet is scheduled
for next,Friday, the day before finals
begin, only a few Wolverine track
men will make the trip.
There is also a possibility that
Rambling Ralph Schwartzkpf will
be entered in the Princeton Invita-
tional affair June 18.
Yanks Win Exhibition
BINGHAMTON, N.Y., May 27.-(/')
-The New York Yankees today de-
feated their Binghamton Eastern
League "farm team," 10 to 2, in an
exhibition game watched by an over-
flow crowd of more than 7,000.

Baseball Team
Faces Gophers
In Twin Bill
Smith, Andrmnik S are
Hurling Duties; Bears
Play Here Tuesday
Yesterday's game with Minnesota
postponed due to wet grounds, the
Varsity nine will face the Gophers in
a double header at Minneapolis this
Burt Smith and Ed Andronik, Ray
Fisher's No. 1 and 2 right-handers,
will share the mound burden for the
Wolverines, Sinith working the early
game. Howie Schultz, ace of the Go-
pher staff, will be Burt's opponent,
while Coach Frank McCormack will
choose from a group including Cliff
Johnson, Ed Dvorak, and Ed Gins-
burg for his starter in the nightcap.
In defeating Wisconsin Thursda
the Wolverines moved into undisput-
ed possession of seventh place in the
Big Ten standings. By winning the
double header today they can end
the Conference season with an even
.500 record. Minnesota holds the
ninth spot with two wins against five
Play Two Next Week
Two games next week mark the
close of the 1938 season. Monday the
Wolverines will invade East Lansing
for a holiday tilt with Michigan
State. The Spartans drubbed Michi-
gan, 9-3 in their last meeting but
since then the East Lansing boys
have suffered a serious slump, drop-
ping their last four games, two of
them to Michigan\ Normalland Notre
Dame, teams whom the Wolverines
have defeated.
Tuesday, the mighty Golden Bears
of California come to Ann Arbor to
face the Wolverines in the season
finale. Champions of the Pacifi
Coast Conference which is generally
acclaimed the stiffest t~ollegiate
league in the country, and unbeaten
thus far on their extensive eastern
tour, the Bears will undoubtedly of-
fer Michigan their toughest. test of
the season..
Chapman Is Missing
In winning the coast title, four
players placed the California drive.
Outfielder Sam Chapman has since
joined the Philadelphia Athletics, for
whom he is playing regularly and hit-
ting hard, but the Bears still claim
three stars of the first magnitude in
Pitcher Bill Priest, Catcher Ed Lom-
bardi, and Third-baseman Jack
Priest, a big right-hander was
unanimously voted to a place on the
Coast All-Star team by the various
coaches. Capturing eight straight
league games, he led his Conference
in earned run averages with a mark
of 1.2. Irn the past two years, Bill
has dropped but one game,
In case Priest doesn't work Tues-
day, Aubrey Dougherty, another
right-hander with almost as imposing
a record, will get the call. With Herm
Fishman due to hurl for the Wol-
verines, a nip-and-tuck pitchers' bat-
tle is in porspect.

Burt "Bucko" Smith, game little
right hander, will toe the rubber
at Minneapolis this afternoon in.
the first game of a double header
between Michigan and the Goph-
ers. Smith has won two and lost
two this year,-his last defeat com-
ing against Notre Dame when he
lost a 10-inning pitchers' battle.
Ross-Armstrong Go
Rained Out Again
NEW YORK, May 27.-(RP)-The
weather man gave the Barney Ross-
Henry Armstrong world welterweight
title fight its second consecutive set-
back today and caused Promoter
Mike Jacobs again to postpone the
15-round battle, this time until Tues-
day night.
Not only was the big Madison
Square Garden bowl on Long Island
thoroughly soaked from, heavy rains
yesterday and this morning, but more-
showers were forecast for tonight.

Pitches Again Today

Fond Memories
Retained By Mi
The Big Ten golf championship of
1938 is just a memory, the cold fig-
ures being written indelibly on the
record books.
To the Michigan team and Coach
Ray Courtright, the memories are
many and vivid and include such
things as:
The lead that the Wolverines held
at the end of 45 holes of play
The hard, untrue greens of the
Minnesota University course . .
The cold, dismal weather on the
first day causing the contestants to
wear sweaters, jackets and even
gloves, contrasted with the bright
sunshine on Tuesday .. .
Bob Paimer's excellent play which
placed him fourth in the standings
for the individual title, one shot
ahead of Bill Barclay ---.
Palmer Leads Squad
All three Michigan sophomores,
Palmer, Lynn Riess and Tom Tuss-
ing, showing that they have the shots
and will make Michigan very difficult
to beat next year ...
The obvious advantage that Min-
nesota held on its home course, par-
ticularly because of the already men-
tioned hard greens and also due to
to the large number of blind shots.
on the layout ...
Sid Richardson's sensational come-
back on the final eighteen' holes,
where he went three over par on the
last three holes and still finished
with a one over par 72 enabling him
to retain his individual champion-
ship ...
Courtright Is Satisfied
If the Michigan players had each
gained pars on the last three holes,
the trophy would rest in Ann Arbor
Coach Courtright, however was sat-
isfied with the showing that his
charges made considering the hand-
icaps. After playing the University
course here where the greens are
-soft and will hold shots well, the

)nly Souventrs
chigan Linksmen
Varsity had trouble playing to the
Minnesota greens.
Time after time, according to
Courtright, good shots would hit the
greens and roll over into the rough.
Adding insult to injury, the fairways
were soggy with heavy rains and if
an approach shot lit short it would
stick in the wet ground.
National Meet Remains
The only comnpetit:on1 remaining on
the Michigan schedule for this year
is the National Intercollegiate Meet
to be staged at Louisville, Kentucky,
beginning June 27. A six-man team
will be sent with Bill Barclay seeking
to repeat his performance of last
year when he reached the semi-
finals, and possibly go on to win.
The players making the trip will
be elected sometime next week and
it is expected that several of the boys
that are not picked will go down on
their own.
Coach 6ourtright is looking for-
ward to next season when it is ex-
pected that the Michigan golf team
will be considerably improved. The
only men to graduate are Captain Al
Karpinski and Bill Barclay. Three
regulars, Palmer, Riess and ' Tuss-
ing will all be back and will be aug-
mented by several promising soph-
omores and freshmen.
Charley Yates
Beats Thomson

Coach Ray Courtright To Rely
On Freshmen To Bolster Squad
By LARRY ALLEN also holding high places on the fresh-
When graduation depletes the man team.
ranks of Michigan's golf squad this Fred Dannenfelser, another prom-
year, Coach Ray Courtright will be
confronted with the task of selecting ismg neophyte linksman, comes from
a few men from an aggregation of Toledo where he attended Libbey
promising freshman golfers to fill High. He represented 'them four
the gaps. years in the Northwestern Ohio
Under the sage tutelage of Coach High School championships, and in
Thomas - Trueblood, the first-yearH his sophomore year captured the
squad has been rounding into shape State High School tournament at
fast. Daily practice has resulted in Columbus.
quite a number of scores in the 70's, Two Detroit boys, Phil. Clapp and
and this coupled with a 14-13 vic- John Barr have also shown them-
tory over the Varsity reserves has selves worthy of recognition on
favorably convinced Coach True- Coach Trueblood's squad.
blood as to the ability of his charges.
Standing at the top of the list is Wins Seventh
Fred Lamb, who played his golf for Kennedy
Highland Park High School. Over CHICAGO, May 27.-(JP)-Vernon
seven years of experience, and com- Kennedy, wiry, Detroit screwball
petition in Detroit High School tour- hurler, came back today to the dia-
naments have given Fred the exper- mond he called home for three years
ience and confidence needed to keep and defeated his old White Sox mates,
his game hovering around par, and n to 2, on six hits for his seventh
himself in number one position on consecutive victory.
the freshman team. _onsecuti _____ctry.
Ken Calder who holds the second
position claims Flint as his home
town. There he attended Flint Cen-
tral High School on whose team he
obtained four of his six years of golf-
ing experience. Playing in the State AN NOt
High School tournament he placed T H E D E B U T A
second there two successive yars.
Flint is well-reprsented here with OF
two of Calder's high school team-
mates, Cliff James and Dave Rhame,


Atlantan Sinks 'Nine Foot
Putt In British Golf
TROON, Scotland, May 27.-)-
One hundred yards from the sea and
nine feet from glory, Charley Yates
of Atlanta stood on the nineteenth
green of the old Troon Course this
evening and made golfing history as
10,000 Scots surrounded him.
Hector' Thomson; his r.ival in this
semi-final match of the British Am-
ateur Golf Championship, stood aside
and twitched nervously at his putter.
Then Yates, with a tug at his cap and
scarcely a glance at his line,walked
up and stroked his ball across those
nine green feet and into the cup for
a birdie 3.
When the ball vanished into the
cup, Yates took off, his vcap.' One.
American let out .the southern rebel
yell. Charley looked around, and
smiled. He was in the final round
of the British Amateur-the first
American ever to get there without
previous competitive experience in
the gusting, veering winds of these
sea-side links.
Tomorrow in the 36-hole final he
meets Cecil Ewing, conqueror of U.S.
Walker Cup captain Francis Ouimet
on Wednesday and of C. Ross (San-
dy) Sumerville of Canada, 2 up, in
the other semi-final this afternoon.
The gigantic Irish insurance agent,
one of the longest hitters in the
game, is a determined and, for this
week at least, a lucky golfer. But he
is given only a 1 to 2 chance of
beating the Atlantan.

Mw. w rri i r .wi i i ire riir i


Morris' World Decathalon Mark
May Be Bettered By Bill Watson


Major Standings


The consensus of opinion of Mich-
igan's track authorities seems to be,
that Bill Watson of the Varsity
track team, stands a good chance of
cracking Glenn Morris' world rec-
ord of 7,900 points in the Decathlon,
should he decide to try for a place on
the 1940 Olympic team.
A comparison of Watson's best per-
formances with those of the former
automobile salesman from Denver,
who at present isin H1ollywood, mak-
ing Tarzan pictures, reveals that
Saginaw Bill has surpassed Morris in
four events, is capable of beating his
marks in two others, and would prob-
ably fall short of Glenn's achieve-
mepts in the final four events.
Bill Leads 'Field Events
Big Bill has put the shots52 feet
111/2 inches. Glenn's winning tossI
in the last Olympics was 46 feet
2 33/64 inches. Watson has tossed
the discus 165 feet, while Morris'
mark is 141 feet 47/64 inches. Michi-
gan's track captain has covered 24
feet 11 3/4 inches in the broad jump,
whereas the best Morris could do at
Berlin was 22 feet 10 13/32 inches,
and Bill has high jumped 6 feet >
inches, as against Morris' leap of 6
feet 27/32 inches.
Morris finished second in the 100-
meter dash in the excellent time of

0:11.1, but, Bill ran 100 yards in 10
flat in high school, and according to
Ken Doherty, Freshman Track coach,
he should be able to cover 100-meters
in 0:10.8. On the basis of Bill's marks
in the shot and discus, he should be
able to toss the javelin at least 1801
feet, which tops Morris' Olympic ef-
fort of 178 feet 10 inches.
Morris Best In Hurdles
Glenn's best performances were in
the 400-meter dash, in the 110-meter
hurdles, in the pole vault, and the
1,500 meter run, and it is more than
likely that Watson would be unable to
match his marks of 0:49.4 for the 400,
0:14.9 for the hurdles, 4:33.2 for the
1,500, and 11 feet 5 inches for the
pole vault. But, since points are
awarded on the basis of performance
in individual events, rather than on
the basis of first or second place,
Bill's superb efforts in the field events
would carry him far past the Olympic
and world Decathlon record of 7,-
900 -points, held by Glenn Morris.



Cleveland...........22 11
Boston' ................19 12
New York ............17 12
Washington ...........19 17
Detroit ...............15 17
Chicago..............12 14
Athletics............11 19
St. Louis .............. 9 22
(Not including night game).
New York .............22 9
Chicago ...............22 13
Boston...............16 12
Cincinnati ............17 16
Pittsburgh............15 16
St. Louis ..............12 18
Brooklyn..............12 23
Phillies ...............9 18





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