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Pro Baseball Calls .. .
ELMER GEDEON'S track days are
nearing an end. The lanky Cleve-
land (O.) senior, who commutes be-
tween the track and the diamond
during the spring as hurdler and first
baseman, will pass up his cinder
activities afte'r the Conference meet
for a baseball career.
Gedeon has confided to his friends
that he would make this move for
several weeks .but preferred that the
matter remain unpublished. However,
the story leaked out, and Elmer will
don his track shoes for- the last time
at the Big Ten roundup here, May 19.
The husky three sport athlete,
whose quiet mien and gentle-
manly tactics have won him re-
spect in every line of endeavor,
will sign with some professional
team in the East.
The move, means that Gedeon, one
of the nation's outstanding hurdlers,
will not compete in the National Col-"
legiates at Los Angeles, June 16 and
17, nor in the Big Ten-Pacific Coast
meet at Berkeley, June 21.

Michigan Team
Faces Big Ten
Tennis Champs

Joins Relay Ranks

Illness Keeps Yost On Sidelines
As 68th Birthday Aproaches


BARNEY McCOSKY, current toast
of Detroit, might have been wear-
ing a Michigan uniform insteai of a
Tiger suit this year had he not shown
such unusual baseball prowess.
MoCosky was all set to enter
Kthe University but was dissuaded
by Tiger scouts, who realized that
the youth had the stuff and sent-
him to a minor league club.
This practice is common among
all major league timber seekers, who
will stake a promising lad to a col-
lege education but reserve the right
to place the standouts in organized
ball, sans the academic background.
On occasion, the scouts have
jerked their protege' out of the ivy
halls before their pursuits were con-
cluded. A notable example was Char-
ley Gehringer, who quit Michigan
after a single semester. Not oply had
Gehringer proven his diamond abil-
ity beyond any doubts, but his schol-
astic inclinations were such that the
move seemed justified.
LACROSSE w a x e s enthusiastic.
Since Sunday's letter movements
have been afoot in various campus
quarters to get the new sport started.
The advocates claim, and I have
heard several members of the athlet-
ic department agree, that the sport
is one of thie fastest, roughest, and
most thrilling propositions in the
athletic realm. Personally, I believe
that the athletic and intramural de-
partments, given enough campus In-
terest, should Aake steps towards the
inception of the sport on a trial basis.
As I understand it, that's all the
supporters ask.
Writes a lacrosse enthusiast:
To the Editor:
The letter concerning lacrosse
printed in your column a few
days ago interested me very
Lacrosse is played at most of
the well-known Eastern col-
leges and Universities, such as
Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Dart-
mouth, Cornell, Penn, Rutgers,
Colgate, Army, Navy, and many
Body contact and speed make
it as interesting to the spectator
as it is to the players. Its popu-
larity has been proven by the
numerous spectators that go to
see it played at the institutions
where it is a major sport.
There is no reason why Michi-
gan should not have a team in
inter-collegiate conpetition. We
have the material and the inter-
est. All that is lacking is the
support of the student body and
the Board in Control of Physical
In answer to your query-I'll
second the motion!
Charles S. Breslauer, '42.
PICKUPS: Eddie Lowrey's son, Bill,
will probably enter the Universi-
ty next fall . . A 165 pound 'hockey
prospect, he has been prepping at
Assumption College in Canada .
Incidentally, Lowrey is expecting
plenty of help next year from ear.
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Bill Murphy, Maroon Ace,
Doubtful Starter; Hopes
Rise For First Victory
The Wolverine Varsity netmen open
their Big Ten dual meet season this
afternoon when they face the power-
ful University of Chicago tennis team
at Chicago. The match is the first of
a two-day stay for the Wolverines in
Chicago. Tomorrow they will face the
Wisconsin Badgers.
Seven players made the trip with
Coach Leroy Weir. They are: Jim
Tobin, Capt. Don Percival, John Kid-
well, Sam Durst, Ed Morris, Jim Por-
ter, and Steve Woolsey. The first six
will play in the singles matches in
the order named.
Doubles Teams Undecided
The doubles teams which will see
action have only been decided on in
part. Jim Tobin and John Kidwell
will be the first pair, with Steve
Woolsey and three others making up
the other two combinations.
This afternoon's match against the
Maroons, will probably be the most
difficult which the Wolverines will
have to play this year. Even with
the eligibility of their top ranking
player, Bill Murphy, in question, the
Chicago team will be heavy favorites
to win.
Chet Murphy In Singles
Chet Murphy, Bill's twin, Charlie
Shostrum, Art Jorgensen, John
Krietenstein, Jim Atkins, and Bob
Reynolds are the singles players
whom the Weirmen will have to beat
in order to cop the honors.
In the doubles competition, Chi-
cago's top team, the Murphy brothers,
will probably be broken up due to
Bill's ineligibility. The pair ranked
tenth nationally last year, and their
absence will greatly aid Michigan's1
To Meet Badgers
On Friday afternoon the Wiscon-
sin Badgers will be the opposition for
Michigan. Both teams will be play-
ing on foreign ground as they meet
on the Chicago courts.
The Badgers have been handi-
capped by adverse weather condi-
tions, but according to latest reports,
they have one of the best teams in
recent years.
Gymnasts 'Hitch' To Title,
Paced, by all-around man Joe Gal-1
liombardo, the Illinois gymnasts
hitch-hiked 55 miles from Champaign1
to Chicago to compete in the national
meet last weekend. They won the
national title.t

Carl Culver, junior sprinter, has
been selected to represent the Wol-
verines as a member of the 440 and
880-yard relay teams at the Penn
Relays tomorrow and Saturday.
T'igers :Down
St. Louis, 7-6;
Cubs Triumph
DETROIT, April 26.-2P,)-The De-
troit Tigers climbed into second place
in the American League today by
taking a ten inning home run bee
from the St. Louis Browns 7 to 6.
Bill Rogell scored . Hank Green-
berg from second base with a sharp
single to center field off Jim Walk-
up to break the deadlock.
Seven homers were swatted, two
of them by Hank Greenberg, of the
Tigers. Rogell and Charley Gehr-
inger also hit for the circuit for the
Bengals while Billy Sullivan, Mel
Almada and Myril Hoag had homers
for the Browns.
CHICAGO, April 26.-(P)-The Na-
tional League's pace setting Chicago
Cubs ran their victory string to four
today as Gene Lillard, former Cub
infielder making his major league
debut as a pitcher, turned back the
Pittsburgh Pirates 3 to 1.
It was the sixth straight defeat for
Lillard allowed eight hits and
walked four men, pitching himself
out of several tight spots as the Bucs
managed to get their flist man on
base in everyi nning but the fourth
and ninth.
CLEVELAND, April 26.-(AP)-With'
bespectacled Bill Dietrich scattering
eight hits in his first starting assign-
ment of the season, the Chicago
White Sox trounced the Cleveland
Indians 5 to 1 today in the deciding
game of their series.
The White Sox crammed four of
their runs into the third inning in
a foray which cost Johnny Broaca
the first game he has pitched since
jumping the New York Yankee's res-
ervation in 1937.
ST. LOUIS, April 26.-(RP- -Two
accurate throws by outfielder Terry
Moore helped Curt Davis pitch and
bat the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1 to
0 victory today over the Cincinnati
Davis limited the Reds to five hits,
but they could have scored one and
possibly two runs had Moore's pegs
been wild.

Fielding H. Yost, Michigan's Orand
Old Man of athletics, will celebrate
his 68th birthday and a half-cen-
tury of close association with inter-
collegiate athletics conjunetly Sun-
day in a most unforeseen manner-
confined by illness to his own home.
For Yost, to whom thought and
action are synonomous, confinement'
to his home for a day is gall and
wormwood. But to be there for seven,
weeks, forced for a major portion of
that period to remain quietly in bed,
unable to go down to the $3,000,000
Field House that bears his name to,
See the athletes work out, is the epit-
Dine of perdition to the Director of
Suffers From Exhaustion
Since March 12, when he returned
from a "rest" in Florida and a rainy
Big Ten track meet in Chicago, Yost
Lawyers' Club Wins
In oftball Opener
The Lawyers' Club opened its
campaign for the I-M professional
fraternity softball league title yester-
day with a victory over Phi Kappa
Alpha. Jake Townsend hurled steady
ball for the winners.
John Moring collected two doubles
and a home run to lead Nu Sigma Nu
to a 10 to 2victory over Phi Chi. Ed
Pool' of Delta Sigma. Delta hurled
the only.shutout of the day, defeating
Xi Psi Phi, 10 to'0.
Alpha Chi Sigma was beaten by
the Physical Education Graduates 9
to 4, Delta Theta Phi won from Alpha
Kappa Psi 15 to 7, and Phi Delta Phi
(overwhelmed Delta Sigma Pi 18 to 3.s
There were three games played in
the Independent league.
The Has Beens defeated the Cloids
9 to 6, Hillel lost to the Badgers 15 to
4, and the Doughboys won from the
Senators by a score of 5 to 2. ;
Shuns Pro Grid Ranks
Bob MacLeod, Dartmouth halfback,
will not play pro football. Undecided
between graduate work in business
school and an immediate job, Mac-
Leod, if he chooses to remain at Dart-
mouth, will be given a post on the
freshman football coaching staff.

has been suffering from nervous ex-
haustion induced by over-exertion.
Pains racked his right arm and
shoulder, forcing him to retire to bed
under doctor's orders. According to
Mrs. Yost, "trying to get him. to rest
all his nerves when he never knew
he had one nerve in his body" is like
trying to tether a wild horse.
"It's hard to hold him down. He's
never sat still in his life and he can't
get used to it. But now he is able
to walk around, to sit up and receive,
visitors occasionally."
Played On Nine
Yost was born in Fairview, W. Va.,
April 30, 1871, and from then to his
present seven-week siege his life has
been replete with action. He received
his introduction to intercollegiate
athletics as a member of the base-
ball team of Ohio Normal College
(now Ohio Northern) in 1899, exactly
fifty years ago and it is the beginning
of this association that has given
so much to collegiate sports in gen-
eral and to Michigan athletics in
particular that will be commemorat-
ed concurrently with his natal day.
Even in his youth, Michigan's
Grand Old Man was robust and ag-
gressive. As an outlet for his over-
flowing enthusiasm and unabound-
ing joie de vivre, he was enlisted as
a boy marshall in the tough coal-
mining community of Fairview.
Spirit Is Still Evident
The spirit of the boy marshall is
still evident today. Anyone who has
seen Yost explain "old 83" or has
heard him discus the future of Michi-
gan athletics, sees mirrored in him
the same irrepressible energy that
he has transmuted to Wolverine
sport to make it a living, growing
Fielding H. Yost may spend his
68th birthday in bed but his begot-
ten child, Michigan spirit, will sit
around the bed with him, offering
him comfort and solace, extending
him the desire of all Michigan men
and women-that he have a speedy
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rugged center from Swampscott,
Mass. . . . Detroit reporter ap-
proached Walt Peckinpaugh yester-
day and asked: "Do you bat like your
Dad, Peck?" . . . "Not now I ain't,"
retorted the hit hungry Wolverine
captain . . . Race fans: They say
War Admiral's form at Belmont is
the toast of the track . . . A proposed
Giant-Bee deal, Danny MacFayden
for Jimmy Ripple-phfft . . . Jack
Dempsey has been telling the coun-
try that Galento is a ham, so vin-
dictive Mike Jacobs is spreading the
story that Joe Louis could swat the
old mauler quite silly any day
Mayor Frank "I Am The Law" Hague
passed the word around and 45,112
turned out at Joisey City for the In-
ternational League opener . . Next
day, the attendance slumped to 1,812
. . .As Eddie Brietz reports: "Just
a one inning pitcher" . . . Add pa-
thos: Passing DiMaggio to get Geh-
rig . . . The George Stauters (He's
a local AP staff, writer) have adopted
a baby girl.


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