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50 Grand A Minute.. .
are. beginning to press this ques-
tion as to whom, besides a gorilla, is
going to give Joseph Louis Barrow
enough exercise to work off that fried
When the dour Joseph finished
that fungo hitting contest with Jack
Roper, the studio electrician, Mon-
day night, he did a number of things.
First, he collected some $45,000 for
two minutes and 20 seconds of bop-
ping which is a rather tidy package
in this book. Joe's financial state-
ment at present reads like one of
those oil magnate's. Here's the
analysis of his last three dances:
Max Schmeling-two minutes
and four seconds-$321,245.
John Henry Louis-two min-
utes and 29 seconds-$34,413.
Jack Roper--two minutes and
20 seconds-$45,00.
After a brief excursion to the en-
gine school, I learn that Mr. Louis
has fought some six minutes and 53
seconds and for this has received a
total of $400,658. Slide rule analysis
shows that the Bomber has thus re-
ceived a mere $970 per second for his
last three fights.
Secondly, either Joe is improving.
or they're pitting him against some
worse hams than I supposed. Prior to
the aforementioned triple play, Joe
cooled Harry Thomas in four rounds,
Nathan Mann in three, and ex-cham-
pion Jim Braddock in eight. Tommy
Farr waltzed the full 15 to lose, thus
making Joseph a member of the "We-
beat-Tommy-Farr" league, an up-
and-coming organization.
Thirdly, it is generally agreed
that the champion is going to
continue reaping that kind of
change for at least the next two
years, probably longer. Outside
of Louis, the heavyweight divi-
sion is a stagnant, static, and
rather odiferous group. Of typical
calibre is the number, one aspi-
rant for Louis' crown, a fat, loud-
mouthed pub proprietor named j
Tony Galento, who has risen to
fame on a wave of hokum, phony,
fights, and clownism. Galento, '
whose sole asset. is a powerful J
right which he throws from the,
floor, is set up for Louis. His
stance is wide open, and when
Joseph unleashes his Sunday
punh this June the net result
should be a beer geyser, which I
trust will splash into the laps of
manager Yussel Jacobs and the 1
other propagandists responsible
for the travesty.J

Varsity Nine Meets Ohio In Big

Ten Opener


Barry To Face
Buckeyes' Ace
In First Test
Michigan Hurler Competes
With OSU's Dagenhard
In Game At Columbus
(Continued from Page,1)
ly hit the comeback trail. Laybourne
won the Conference batting crown in
his sophomore year, but slumped
badly last season. Others are second
baseman Gene Meyers, one of the
Big Ten's best defensive infielders
and a near .300 hitter, and outfielder
Paul Washburn.
Promising Buckeye Newcomers
Best of the Ohio newcomers are
Bob Lynch, basketball star who will
start at third base, Ralph Waldo,
who is filling in for the injured Mau-
rice Haas at short, and Bill Coyler
who may get the nod in left field in-
3tead of the veteran Frank Smith.
Michigan Ohio State
Pink, of Coyler or.Smith, If
Sofiak, 3b Meyers, 2b
Peckinpaugh, ss Jesko, rf
Gedeon, lb Laybourne, lb
Trosko, If Lynch, 3b
Smick, rf Washburn., of
Lisagor, 2b Waldo, ss
Beebe, c Wulfhorst, c
Barry,. p Dagenhard, p
Greenberg's Homer
Beats Chicago, 8-7
DETROIT, April 20.---(P)-The De-
troit Tigers blew a commanding lead
midway in the game today but a
fourteenth inning home run by Hank.
Greenberg enabled them to edge out
the Chicago White Sox 8-7.
Greenberg's round trip, his first
this season, came with the paths un-
occupied and one down in the last
half of the inning and broke up a
game which lasted three hours and
25 minutes before only 7,300 specta-
The Bengals were ahead 7-2 going
into the seventh, when the Sox pro-
duced four runs from three singles, a
pass, a double and a sacrifice.

Seeks Big Ten Win

Jack Barry, dependable sopho-
more right-hander, will attempt to
hurl Michigan's baseball team to its
first Big Ten victory this after-
noon when the Wolverines meet
the Ohio State Buckeyes at Co-
lumbus. Jack allowed but four
runs in 24 innings on the southern
Siegel Signs
Fight Contract

Hoytmen Open
Outdoor Track
Slate Tomorrow
Team Leaves For Illinois
Today; Locals Favored;
Gedeon To Miss Meet
(Continued from Page 1)
Backing up Watson in the shot put
will be surprising Bob Hook, who has
come along rapidly and who shoved
the iron ball 47 ft. 3 in. this week, a
mark which has been beaten only by
Watson and Jake Townsend during
Charley Hoyt's reign as coach.
George Gragg is the Illinois shot and
discus threat.
Illinois will present its greatest
strength in the sprints where Bob
Ashley will test Al Smith and Carl
Culver in the 100- and Smith and
Jack Leutritz, moved up from the
quarter, over the furlong distance.
The high jump will be a dual be-
tween Bob Diefenthaler of the Illiini,
and Wolverine Don Canham, one-two
in the indoor Conference. If Bill Wat-
son is entered he will also be a con-
Schwarzkopf Does Double
Ralph Schwarzkopf, premier dis-
tance runner of the Hoytmen, will
probably work in both the mile and
two-mile with Brad Heyl to back him
up in the longer distance and Ed
Barrett and Karl Wisnerto accom-
pany him over the mile route. Illi-
nois will offer Wayne Yarcho in the
two-mile and Park Brown and John
Krivec in the mile.
The veteran Wolverine trio of Tom
Jester, Hod Davidson, and Dye Ho-
gan should dominate the half-mile
but Coach Leo Johnson's Burt Downs
might combine with Wolfgang Schu-
bert to spring an upset.
The mile relay has been dropped
from the program by mutual agree-
ment. This leaves Ross Faulkner, Phil
Balyeat, and Leutritz with only the
440- on their hands. McCown, Krivec,
and Herm Dunfee are the Illinois
Three Javelin Throwers
Ken Doherty, who coaches the jave-
lin throwers, will send out Dick Ben-
nett, Perry Kimerer, and Bob Hock-
berger to match spears with Ray
Kireilis and Jim Wollrab, erstwhile
Illini swimmers.
The squad named by Coach Hoyt
includes Capt. Watson, Bob Hook,
Tom Lawton, Paul Penvenne, Bob
Hockberger, Dick Bennett, Perry Ki-
merer, Dave Cushing, Don Canham,

Six Michigan wrestlers, seeking
greater worlds to conquer, will at-
tempt to earn places on the 1940
United States Olympic squad which
will travel to Helsingfors, Finland,
next summer.
Capt. Harold Nichols of this year's
Wolverine array will head the ambi-
tious group, which will consist of
Nick, his younger brother Don, capt.-
elect Forrest "Butch" Jordan, sopho-
more Bill Combs, senior Jim Mericka,
and Harland Danner, a star per-
former of last year who will return
to the squad next fall.
Nick Seeks Berth
Harold Nichols is especially anxious
to land a berth with the American
team, for he already holds the Na-
tional Intercollegiate 145-pound title
and would consider the winning of a
place on the Olympic squad the apex
of his brilliant career. Of the five
Michigan aspirants, Nick has prob-
ably the best chance to survive the
long, drawn-out district tryouts which
will be held throughout the country
next spring. Since he still has a
semester more to complete his studies,
Janke Gets Coaching
Job At Jackson High
Fred Janke, '39, captain and tackle
of the 1938 Michigan football team,
has joined teammates Ralph Heik-
kinen and DannyhSmick in the coach-
ing ranks. He has been appointed
assistant to Fortune Sullo at Jackson
High School for the coming season.
The . former Wolverine leader be-
comes the third Michigan football
player to accept a coaching position
in the last four months. Heikkinen
was named line coach on Fritz Cris-
ler's staff in January, while Smick
was signed as head football, track
and basketball coach at Manistee
High three weeks ago.
Carl Culver, Al Smith, Ross Faulk-
ner, Phil Balyeat, Jack Leutritz, Dye
Hogan, Tom Jester, Hod Davidson,
Ed Barrett, Ralph Schwarzkopf, Karl
Wisner, Brad Heyl, Stan Kelley, Jeff
Hall, Bob Barnard, and Sherm Olm-

Harold will be around in the fall for
regular workouts with the 1940
Michigan squad.
Danner, who dropped out of school
this year to study primitivetribes
in the wilds of Mexico, was an out-
standing grappler on last year's team
at 155 pounds and wound up with the
Big Ten title at this weight. He still
has another year to go at Michigan
and will probably be a starter at eith-
er 155 or 165 for Coach Cliff Keen
next year.
Combs Likes Rules
Combs is a speedy Oklahoman who
specializes in quick "snap-downs,"
which should stand him in good stead
if he succeeds in gaining an Olympic
berth. Olympic rules state that "a
wrestler shall receive credit for a pin
if he succeeds in touching his oppon-
ent's shoulders to the mat." There
is no required time such as in colle-
giate wrestling in which a wrestler's
shoulders must be held to the mat for
a period of three seconds.
Don Nichols is especially good on
defense, boasting a fine sense of bal-
ance. This fact alone will make him
a strong contender next spring. The
fifth Michigan hopeful, Capt.-elect
"Butch" Jordan, like Combs, is adept
at quick take-downs, especially via leg
pickups. He must acquire a better
sense of balance, according to Keen,
but once he gets this factor under
control, he'll have a fine chance to
get by the tryouts and gain the covet-
ed heavyweight spot on next year's
American aggregation.
As for Mericka, the veteran 136-
pounder who wound up his collegiate
career this year with an undefeated
dual meet record can be expected to
put up a great fight for the right to
represent this country in Finland.
Jim is truly aggressive, one of the
most colorful wrestlers in Michigan
history, and his doggedness should be
an important factor when the tryouts
come along next spring.

Six Wolverine Wrestlers Have
Visions Of 1940 Olympic Berths


Makes Baxter

Big Don Siegel, University of Michi-
gan heavyweight, yesterday signed
the second contract of his yet-to-
bud professional ring career and at
the same time definitely scheduled
his first fight for May 2 at the Arena
Gardens in Detroit.
More than a month ago, Don
signed a contract which made Coach
Vern Larson his manager. Yesterday
Harry Baxter, manager of K.O. Mor-
gan, signed on as co-manager of the
Wolverine heavyweight hope at a
meeting in Detroit.
With his management definitely
established, Siegel put his pen to the
papers of Promoter Sam Rosenthal
who is staging a card at the Arena
Gardens May 2 and will provide an
opponent as yet unselected.


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Other leading challengers


day are Max Baer and Lou Nova.
Louis swatted Baer quite silly with
consummate ease a few years back,
and while the Livermore adonis
claims he's through with the dolls,
the night clubs, and the booze, he
has shown nothing to indicate that
Joe couldn't do it again.
Maxie's next opponent, Mr. Nova,
received a nice build-up in one of
those nickel mags a few weeks back,
but he's still of unknown quality. He
has beaten Farr, which labels him as
a regular fellow, and has lost to Slap-
sy Maxie Rosenbloom, whose terpsi-
chorean prowess inside of the ropes
won him a light-heavy crown during
his prime.
Neither Baer nor Nova can beat
Louis when the Bomber. is in
form. The Louis threat today
must come from the ranks of
youth, and two gentlemen who
a e being touted as possible chal-
lengers are Pittsburgh's Billy

Conn and Brooklyn's Pat Com-
Conn, who started as a middle-
weight and is now campaigning in
the light-heavy ranks, has beaten the
tough Fred Apostoli and has showr
unusual potentialities. Ring experts
label him as the finest boxer in the
ring today. He stands upright like
Corbett, has an amazing grace and
agility, and a beautiful left hand. As
yet he has shown no knockout punch
but the youngster is still maturing
and his cleverness inside the ropes
makes him an outstanding contender
Comiskey is pure raw material. Un-
like Conn, the 18-year old pugilist
knows little of the finer points. But
he can hit. Comiskey is handled by
one of the more astute members of
the managerial profession, he has an
atavistic love of combat, his right
hand is lethal, and given four years to
develop, he may be the fair-haired
Other names have been men-
tioned-Buddy Baer and Roscoe
Toles, among them--but these
gentlemen have shown nothing to
label their bid as serious.
From this corner, it appears that
the Louis cash register will continue
to ring out merrily. The day when
Joe chalks up "no sale" seems to be
a long way off.



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