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,T, APRIL 7, 1939





Nine Opens Season Against





Fisher's Team
Faces Deacon
Strikeout Ace
Barry Or Dobson To Take
Mound Against Champs
Of Southeastern League
WAKE FOREST, N.C., April 6. -
(Special to The Daily) - Michigan's
Varsity baseball team, 16 strong, ar-
rived here tonight ready to launch the
1939 season against the formidable
Wake Forest Deacons.
The Wolverines were scheduled to
face one of the outstanding collegiate
hurlers in the country in big Ed
Scarborough, the Deacon ace who in
his last two starts pitched a no-hit-
ter against Springfield College, and
allowed Michiga. State's Spartans but
three bingles in shutting them out.
Scarborough has a strike-out average
of over 15 per game and added to his
total with 17 whiffed batters against
Springfield and 16 against State.
Fisher Undecided
Coach Ray Fisher had-not definite-
ly decided as to the Michigan mound
starter but the choice lies between his
two right handed aces, Russ Dobson
and Jack Barry.
Dobson, if right, has enough stuff
to stop the Southeastern Conference
champs, but in the past has been
erratic. Barry, while not so talented,
is a more dependable performer.
Peck To Play Short
The big guns in Michigan's batting
attack are Capt. Walt Peckinpaugh,
shortstop, Danny Smick, right-fielder,
and Elmer Gedeon, first baseman, all
of whom swatted for better than .300
last season. The latter two are essen-
tially power hitters and leading home
run threats.
Other Wolverine hopes are Pete
Lisagor, second baseman who clouted
for .305 last season, Charley Pink,
called one of the best lead-off men
in Michigan history, and Fred Trosko
and Leo Beebe, who ranked well down
in the averages last season but have
shown tremendous improvement in
early drills. Mike Sofiak, diminutive
sophomore third baseman, is expect-
ed to be the only newcomer in te
Michigan lineup.
Pink, of Dickens, ss
Sofiak, 3b Williams, of
Peckinpaugh, ss Hoyle, If
Smick, rf Eason, rf
Gedeon, lb Neslon, lb
Tirosko, If Dupree, 3b
Lisagor, 2b Fuller, 2b
Beebe, c Sweet, c
Dobson or Barry, p Scarborough, p
Golfers Meet
South Carolina
In First Test
Lack Of Outdoor Practice
May Hamper Linkmen
In Tomorrow's Match
Coach Ray Courtright and five
Michigan golfers left early today for
Columbia, S.C., where they will meet
the University of South Carolina
team, tomorrow afternoon.
Making the trip are Capt. Bob Pal-
mer, Lynn Riess, Jack Emery, Tom
Tussing and Jim Loar. They are trav-
eling by auto.
Will Play Clemson
On Monday, the Wolverines will en-
counter Clemson College, followed by
Georgia University at Athens on April
11, Tennessee at Knoxville, April 13,
Cincinnati at Cincinnati, April 15, and

will finish the trip against Ohio State
on the following Monday.
Coach Courtright is hoping that the
boys will better last year's record of
three wins, a loss, a tie, and one
match cancelled due to a snowstorm.
Loses To Vanderbilt
Victories were scored over Tennes-
see, 20-7, Georgia, 22%-13%, and
Cincinnati, 12-6. Vanderbilt handed
the outfit its lone defeat of the trip,
winning 12-6 while Clemson tied the
Wolverines at 9 points.
Coach Courtright is rather pessi-
mistic about the chances of the local
lads bettering the last season record
due to the fact that they have had
practically no outdoor practice to
date. The cold weather has forced
the mashie-wielders to confine their
efforts to the I-M building nets.
Buckeyes Last Foes
The most important match of the
trip to the Wolverines is the final
one against Ohio State. Although
there is no official Big Ten cham-
pionship in match play, the golfers
regard their conference opponents as
their leading rivals.
Dodgers Rally To Defeat
Senators By 5-3 Score

More Lantern Oil .,. .
PAUL WARREN is back again-and that means more of his pungent wit
and keen journalistic insight. Paul is the sports editor of the Ohio
State Lantern, and every so often he interrupts the daily humdrum exist-
ence of the sports realm with one of his classics.
Here is Mr. Warren and his latest gem:
"Michigan's failure to enter a team in the A.A.U. meet may be
because of studies which kept.some of the members of the team at Ann
Arbor . . . Yet Matt Mann knew that his intercollegiate champions
wouldn't have had a ghost of a chance to win the title which the Bucks
captured . . . It is doubtful whether Michigan could have won first
place in any event and Matt realized this when he kept his team at home
One thing we couldn't understand though was why Tom Haynie did
not swim in the 220- and the 500-yard free style . . . Haynie has been
in great shape all year and he could have given Flannagan and Jack
Medica a great race here."
Mr. Warren's memory is as bad as his ethics. Lest we forget-in the
Big Ten:
Michigan 72
Ohio State 49
In the National Collegiates:
Michigan 65
Ohio State 58
Lest someone think that this column harbors any maniacal animosity
towards the Columbus institution, let me state, just for the record, that
Ohio happens to be my home. Yet I would prefer to have someone other than
Brother Warren stating the opinions of the state university.
I can understand Warren's, total inability to comprehend the local
press of academic affairs which honestly did prevent Michigan from
competing as a team at Columbus. This is no doubt an environmental
influence which results in natural naivete.
Matt Mann repeatedly stated that there would be no Michigan team
at Columbus. The trip might easily have.jeopardized.,a e_;stuogies ofse,
of the natators. Any swimmers who desired to go, however, were allowed
to do so on their own hook. '
Warren's assertion that Michigan wouldn't have had a "ghost of a
chance" and would probably fail to win a first place sounds a bit incon-
gruous along with his query as to Tom Haynie's failure to put up a "great
race." Riding back to Ann Arbor the week before the nationals Haynie told
"I'm going to the A.A.U. meet next week but only on a lark. I'm
getting fed up with swimming under pressure and keeping in shape. I'll
have a lot of fun."
According to Tom, he did just that.
There is a chance that Michigan might not have won a first place-
a good chance. But how Mr. Warren can use this as a basis for counting the
Wolverines out of the meet is beyond me. Many a meet has been won by
the placers, especially those of the character of the A.A.U.'s. If you don't
believe it ask Charley Hoyt.
But I have spent too much time already in discussing Warren's babble.
I trust that the sports lore of which he writes is on somewhat of a higher
plane than his comments have led me to believe.
PICKUPS:-Add iconoclasts:-Bill Harris of Indiana, who threatens to
shatter Michigan's discus idol, Capt. Bill Watson . . . The husky Hoosier
'has tossed the plate some 173 feet unofficially this year . . . The American
record of 174 feet is held by Stanford's former star, Kenny Carpenter . . .
Julian Black, major domo of the Joe Louis stable, will not allow the Bomber
to cool Jack Roper in Los Angeles this month unless George Blake is the
third man in the ring . . . Unpleasant thought:-Ohio's Al Patnik, the in-
comparable, still has another year of competition left and Earl Clark
has two more . . . Unpleasant for Michigan, of course . . . Matt Mann.
predicts that James Skinner, local boy, now swimming at Exeter, will break
the world's record in the breast-stroke as a freshman here next year .
He'll train at Matt's camp this summer . . . Orchids to Wisconsin for can-

May Face Deacons

Russ Dobson, junior pitching ace,
is a possible choice to start for the
Wolverine baseball team today as
they open their season against the
Wake Forest Deacons at Wake For-
est, North Carolina.

Varsity Tennis
Squad Begins
Southern Tour
Netters To Use Eight Men
In First Match Of Year
At Washington And Lee
Tomorrow morning a two car cara-
van, headed by Coach Leroy Weir
and consisting of eight Varsity tennis
players will head out of Ann Arbor
for points southeast.
The eight players, as previously an-
nounced this week, are: Capt. Don
Percival, Steve Woolsey, John Kidwell,
Ed Morris, Jim Tobin, Howard Bacon,
Jim Porter, and Sam Durst.
Perform On Clay Courts
Saturday night will be, spent in
Pittsburgh, Pa., where Coach Weirj
will watch the team perform in intra-
squad matches on the indoor clay
courts of the Pittsburgh Golf Club.
This will be the first opportunity for
the team to play on any other surface
than wood, and Coach Weir hopes
that the players will be able to adjust
their timing.
As yet, the order in which the play-
ers will participate has not been de-
cided. Coach Weir announced that
he will probably juggle the men quite
a bit during the trip, but once the
season starts, the order must be fol-
lowed religiously. While on the train-
ing trip, he will have ample time and
opportunity to watch all the men in
Team Meets V.M.I.
Three teams, which the Wolverines
met last spring, reappear on the
schedule this year, University of Vir-
ginia, V.M.I., and Duquesne Universi-
ty. Virginia, triumphant over Michi-
gan last year, 9-0, and perennially a
powerful team has lost little of last
year's material, and will be the team
to beat. The Wolverines will meet
them on April 12, the third match of
the trip. V.M.I. also defeated the
Varsity last year, 6-3, and Duquesne
was beaten 8-1 by the Weirmen.
The opening match is against
Washington and Lee on April 10.
Pelicans Halt Indians, 4-0

Found -Number One
Wolverine Grid Fan

Track men Are Rated Favorites
To Remain Unbeaten Outdoors

It looks like fair weather ahead for9
Coach Charlie Hoyt and his undefeat-
ed Michigan track team. That is, itI
will take a rather large scale reversal
of form to send them down to de-a
feat from their first dual meet of1
the outdoor season right through
the Big Ten meet.
At present it doesn't appear that
the additional points resulting from]
the enlarged program outdoors willl
react at all unfavorably to the Wol-
verine cause. The javelin may be a+
weak event for Michigan but the
Wolverines appear to be well forti-
fied in the 220, discus, and broad
Will Miss Martin
That Hoyt will miss Fred Martin,
the blond, Brooklyn javelin thrower,
there is, little doubt. Anyone who
can toss the spear 200 feet and place
second in the Conference meet is
bound to be missed. But several of
the men who have been working for
the past three weeks in the Field
House are showing better form and
Ken Doherty who watches over aspir-
ing spear tossers has a hopeful gleam
in his eye.
Michigan's 220-yard dash forces
had rather a lean time of it last year,
failing to take a place in the Con-
ference meet, but the comeback of
Allen Smith should eventuate in
Michigan points over the long sprint
distance. Warren Breidenbach will
also be moved into this race and from
Barnard, Monahan, the Culvers, Kro-
mer, Harmon or Rae, Charlie Hoyt
should be able to find a third that
will give the Wolverines as good a trio
as there is in the league.
Watson Seeks Third Title
Jake Townsend will be missed in
the discus but the ever-present Bill
Watson will be shooting for his third
straight Conference disk sailing title.
How successful Bill will be should
find an answer early in the season
when Archie Harris, giant Indiana
weight star, meets the Michigan cap-
tain in a dual nieet at Ferry Field,
May 6. Harris has done 10 feet bet-
ter than Watson's best according to
dispatches from Bloomington.
The broad jump is perhaps the best

of the new events for Michigan. This
is Capt. Bill Watson's third title
event and he has been in the neigh-
borhood of 25 feet on several occa-
sions. Smith is also a good jumper
and a distinct possibility as a point-
Allen's Knee Troubles
The only cloud that appears on the
Wolverine horizon at present is the
possibility that Wes Allen may not
be in shape. Allen's knee has not re-
sponded to treatment and the holder
of the Michigan record for the high
jump is still forced to use a cane. If
'Allen's knee keeps him on the' side-
lines the burden for the event will
fall on sophomore Don Canham, sec-
ond in the Indoor Conference meet.
The outdoor schedule lists dual
meets with Illinois, Indiana, and
Ohio State, the Penn Relays, and the
Big Ten meet. Michigan will also
be represented in the NCAA and the
Big Ten-Pacific Coast meets on the
West Coast in June.
Bruins Beat Leafs, 21
BOSTON, April 6.-(P)-The Bos-
ton Bruins opened their National
Hockey League playoff series for the
Stanley Cup by defeating their arch
rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs, 2-1
tonight before a crowd of 16,523
- Armory
Auspices of Company K
and his band.
Every Friday and Saturday.
_o__ o__ -1c .

As far as ticket manager Harry
Tillotson is concerned, Michigan's
number one football fan is B. A. Mill-
er, of 3830 St. Clair Ave., Detroit.
Mr. Miller was first under the
wire when his letter requesting two
season tickets on the 50-yard line
reached the ticket office on Feb. 23.
Another Detroiter was disqualified
in the race because he asked for seats
at the non-existent Michigan-North-
western game.
Reds And Red Sox
Tdie In W~eird Gamie
FLORENCE, S.C., April 6.-(.P)-
The Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red
Sox used up their entire supply of
baseballs in eight innings of an ex-
hibition game today and then called
the game with the score tied at 18-
After Ival Goodman had singled
in the ninth, Harry Craft fouled the
last of the 48 balls into the crowd
and they had to quit.
The game was played in a high
wind and dust storm which made
pitchers ineffective-to say the least.
celing that triangular track meet and
a lusty belch to the University of
Missouri for their reprehensible tac-
tics in refusing Ed Smith, a Negro,
the right to compete. . . They're
calling Woodrow Rich of the Red Sox
the best looking prospect since Wal-
ter Johnson . . Sounds familiar.

Typical Varsity Swimming Team' Is
Mann's Prediction For Next Season





Admiral Matt Mann was back iu
the crow's nest of the Michigan Ship
of Swim, his telescope swinging again
but this time it was pointed toward
the future. The Admiral was mu-
sing with the muse, and with apolo-
gies to the poet, was "leaving the
past to the fate it was fit for, the fu-
ture be thine."
And the future might well be his.
For deserting the Ship are but two
hands who brought it safely into Big
Ten and National Collegiate cham-
pionships, Tom Haynie and Walt
Matt Has Material
But strangely enough, The Ad-
miral is not walking around with his
chin on his chest and a blank stare
in his eyes,,'snot deprecating, Cheev-
er-like, his natal day.
Jimmy Welsh, a sophomore who
handed Haynie his first beating in
Big Ten championship competition
in three years when he dethroned
him as 220 champion, finished sec-
ond to Haynie in the quarter at both
the Big Tens and the Nationals, and
third in the furlong at the latter
meet. Charley Barker, another sopho-
more, nosed out Tomski in the 50
and tied for first in the century at
the Nationals. Without an iota of
wishful thinking, it might be said
that this pair has the free style situ-
ation well in hand.
Holmes Comes Back
But the swimmers are an amiable
group. They wouldn't think of let-
ting these boys carry on alone. Still
another sophomore, Bill Holmes, who
finished sixth in the Collegiate cen-
tury, comes back and then there's Gus
Sharemet, a freshman who has
threatened to raise the temperature
of the water every time he swims,

yearling who will make WolverineJ
sprint forces even more formidably-
Admiral Is Worried
But in the back stroke, Matt has
his worries. In sophomores Bill
Beebe and Barker he had two of the
best dorsal exponents in the country.
But Francis Heydt, who has swum
faster than either, and Dick Reidl,
who shows great promise, are coin-
ing up. The Admiral is worried.
Where will he put them all? Barker
can easily be shifted to free style
events but the remaining trio will
worry Matt. (AAny other coach in the
country is on the lookout for this
specie of worry).
Oh yes, the breast stroke. Johnny
Haigh, fifth in 'the Collegiates, re-
turns to be aided and abetted by

freshmen John Sharemet, Bob John-
son and Tommy Williams, a versatile
Benham Will Dive
That leaves the dive with Capt.-
elect Hal Benham, third in the Col-
legiates off both high and low board,
handlI ig things quite efficiently.
Matt Mann says "Itil be a typical
Michigan team. Anybody that beats
us will know they've been in a fight."
Now at 625 E. Liberty St.


When Kiddy's Away
Painter Will Play

Next week is vacation time
for the student and decor-
ating time in Ann Arbor.
Take advantage of a golden
opportunity to redecorate
your home with the least
inconvenience. West Paint
offers you this opportunity
to brighten your home in-

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