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AY, MARCH 18, 1939


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James Is Elected
Hockey Captain

New Hockey Captain


Letters Awarded
Ten Pucksters

Indoor Batting
Form Pleases
Coach Fisher
Gedeon And Pink Display
Hitting Improvement
In Cage Practice

Harold Nichols,
Bi-ll1 C" bh -W-,


(Continued from Page 1)
nucleus of next year's squad. Sopho-
mores earning letters were Larry Cal-
vert, Jim Tobin, Jim Lovett, Chuck
Ross, and Gil Samuelson.
Bert Stodden, who played most of
the current season, but was forced
to drop the sport because of illness,
was the sixth sophomore to win his
letter. Fred Heddle, another sopho-
more, earned a reserve award.
Being selected captain of a Wol-
verine hockey team is not out of line
for the James family.
"Spike's" captaincy adds to the
hockey fame which his brother Gib
started for the James family back in
the season of 1935-36. Gib continued
to star through last season as a wing,
when Eldon came along to share the
spotlight by taking over the first-
string net-minding duties.
James brilliant work in the nets
last year as a sophomore was one
of the main reasons why the Wolver-
ines split even in their series with the
Gophers and finished the season in
a tie with the Minnesota sextet for
the Big Ten championship.
Although failing to put a halt to
the Gopher's march to an undisputed

Track Team Seeks
Butler Relays Title

Detroit Drops Opener
To Cincinnati Reds, 5-4


Eldon "Spike" James is the newly
elected hockey captain for the
1939-40 season. "Spike's" excellent
goal-tending has brought him
praise equal to that of his brother
Gib who starred for three seasons
as a wing on some of the Wolver-
ines most powerful puck teams.
possession of the title this season,

There's quite a bit of difference
between hitting a baseball inside a:
batting cage, and trying to slap the
ball out of the reach of a waiting in-
field, so Coach Ray Fisher is trying
hard not to get over-enthusiastic soj
early in the year.
But nevertheless, a spheroid square-
ly met sounds the same indoors or
out, and with past indoor campaigns
to use for comparison, Fisher be-
lieves he has reasonable basis to ex-
pect his team to improve greatly on
its collective .253 batting average
compiled last year.

the Wolverines managed to break Gedeon Is Confident
even by taking eight games and tie-k Fisher is especially elated over the
ing two while losing eight in their e showing at the plate of veterans El-
itwenty game schedule. Players and mer Gedeon and Charley Pink. Ged-'
coacy ake gisehesixfoot aysndeon hit .298 last year and led the
coach alike give the six foot James squad in extra base hits. A quite ac-
a great deal of credit for his great eabeicefwrktosyhe
defensive work, which enabled theI ceptable piece of work, to say the
ans dBluerktwhehen attaid theleast. Yet Elmer also headed his team-
Maize and Blue to even attan a mates in strike-outs, due in the main
.500 average. to his tendency to swing at bad balls.
This spring Gedeon appears much
more confident and as a result should
boost his average considerably.
Pink's 1938 average was well over"
the .300 mark but most of his safeties
- came on bunts. Now a good bunter
is an asset to any team, and in that
- - phase of the game Charley was tops.
° _ According to Fisher he's one of the
best ever to play here.
Pink Is Hitting
But now Charley is showing ability
to hit a ball hard, which should make
him doubly dangerous.
Elsewhere the offensive qualities
of the team show a definite tendency
upward. Walt Peckinpaugh, Dan
Smick, and Pete Lisagor, three men
who hit consistently last year, all
look capable of maintaining their
TION 1pace. Fred Trosko, Leo Beebe, and
Forest Evashevski are showing a big
y peace of mind and complete improvement, and sophomore Bill
;ive you the safety and conven- Steppon will bring added punch. Out-
worry-free vacations. Don't risk fielders Horace Tinker and Harold
Floersch also have shown proficiency
ioney stolen . . . and your whole at the plate, and another soph in-
fielder, Dick Gorecki, though inex-
perienced, shows great possibilities
" as a stickman.

Michigan's Big Ten championship TAMPA, Fla., March 17.-(P)1-The ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., March 17.
O penin g Bouts track team will be shooting for its stout stick of first baseman Hank -( P)-Ralph Guldahl, the National
straight team title tonight in Greenberg sang a lively song today, Open champion who has blossomed
the Butler Relays when its 22-man,
Both AdTo NC.A squad invades the Butler University but the Detroit Tigers, opening their out lately as a crack match play golf-
oth dVac e TO . .A.A.Field House at Indianapolis, Ind. exhibition series, bowed to the Cin- er, piloted his team today into the
Wrestling Semi - Finals;I The Wolverines are entered in the cinnati Reds, 5 to 4 in 11 innings, Isemi-finals of the amateur-profes-
Other Wolverines Lose four university relays on the pro-, Big Hank doubled in the sixth in- ( sional best ball tournament.
gram and also in the 60-yard dash, ning and sent home two runs of the He and Morton Bright, Daytona
LANCASTER. Pa. (Special to The 60-yard high and low hurdles, shot Tigers' four in that frame. But while
, put, high jump aiid broad jump. Hank gave indication of regular sea- Beach amateur, won on the 21st hole
Daily)--to of Michigan s five en- . son form, the Tigers lacked the final over Harry Cooper of Chicopee,
tries in the National Collegiate wrest- e f the n punch to squeeze out a victory. Mass., and William Holt, Syracuse,
every one of which the Michigan
ling tournament survived stiff pre- teams should figure, interest centers Oddly enough, it was a former De- N.Y., when Guldahl poked his second
liminary round competition last night on the duel in the shot put with Bill troit infielder who spelled defeat for shot dead to the pin for a birdiie
to enter today's semi-finals. Watson and Elmer Hackney of Kan- the Tigers. Clifford Richardson, who three
Harold Nichols carried the Wolver- sas State as the principle figures, and played shortstop fo Detroit eigh Their opponents tomorrow will be
1 . inthe hurdles where Elmer Gedeon 'years ago, singled in the eleventh and
ne colors into the 145 pound class ill be facing a fast field. Gset the Reds up for the winning score. the surprising all-Michigan combina-
semi-finals with a clean cut decision w____befacinga___d._ Al Benton pitched the first five tion of pro Marvin Stahl, Lansing,
over Joe Scalzo of Penn State in the innings for the Tigers and shut out and amateur Chick Harbert, Battle
quarter finals last night after both Fountain Pens the Reds with four hits. Creek.
had drawn first round byes. Nichols
will meet Harold Masem, Lehigh'sR'S
Eastern champion, today.
Bill Combs was Michigan's other 302 S. State St.
winner last night, defeating Bryant Typewriters
of Lafayette in an overtime bout. ___ __
He will wrestle Stanley Hensen,
twice National 145 pound champion
from Oklahoma A and M who has 7
moved up to the 155 pound division
this year, in the semi-finals.
The third Michigan matman to
wrestle last night, 175 pounder Don
Nichols, lost a tough battle to Trai-
coff, Indiana's Big Ten champion.
After wrestling on even terms in the
regulation rout, the two went into
the extra periods before Traicoff
asserted his superiority. "When I get through,
Earlier in the day two Wolverines
bowed by falls, Frank Morgan to lady, this place will be -V
Raab of Franlin and Marshall in
one of the longest bouts of the day, c lean a s
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matches. Morgan twice gained a
referee's advantage after chasing AA notable ambition, Mr.
J Raab off the mat, but Raab rallied
and three times gained credit for Painter, and an apt compar-
near falls to even the match before ison-for cleanliness of sur-
regulation time ended. After holding roundings and of food, this
the advantage through most of the is the place for fussypeople.
first extra period, Raab twisted out=
from the defensive position and in Delicious dishes too.
27 seconds had slipped a body chan- -Al
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was unable to break. Sauerbraten and Potatoe
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bout, applying the finishing head
scissors after two minutes, 25 sec-
onds of wrestling.
Lewis-Clark Title
Bout Is Called Off
DETROIT, March 17.-(P)-John
J. Nettche, chairman of the Michigan
Board of Athletic Control, announced
tonight the fight between John Hen-
ry Lewis, light heavyweight cham-
pion, and Dave Clark of Detroit had
been called off because of an injury
to Lewis' left eye. Lewis was to have
defended his title against the Detroit
Negro here March 31.
Hettehe said an examination of
Lewis by two physicians had revealed
the champion was "in good condition
except for his left eye."
Dr. Daniel R. Donovan, who exam-
ined Lewis, reported that "sight of
Lewis' left eye is almost nil. He was
unable to read even headline print of
a newspaper and apparently could
distinguish only light from dark."
"Examination of Lewis' left eye,"
reported Dr. C. L. Tomsu, "revealed
that he could not detect the number
of fingers held 18 inches from the
eye." The physician diagnosed the
ailment as "probable traumatic cata-
Lewis failed to appear for an addi-
tional examination today ordered by
Hettche after the two physicians
made their report. He was to leave
tonight for his home in Pittsburgh,
apparently resentful of official de-
mands for the recheck of his condi-

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