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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1939

Spartans

Halt Golfers Streak At Seven

With

10-8

Victory

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Capt. Palmer Gains Three
Points, For Wolverines;
Loar Also Wins Match
(Continued from Page 1)
team, wak the only Wolverine to make
it clean sweep of his match, defeat-
ing Bud Tansey two up on each nine,
and three up on the eighteen. He
combined two 38's for a 76 against
Tansey's 80.
In the number two slot, Jim Loar
picked up two points in his match
with Stan Kowal by taking the first
nine two up and the round one up
after going down on the last leg. He
carded a 39 and a 37 to match Kowal's
40 and 36.
In their best ball match, Emery
and Loar lost three points to the Spar-
tans' Nelson-Kowal combination.
They dropped each nine two down,
and the round four down.
Lynn Reiss fared badly in his match
with Art Kerkau and dropped all
three points to the visitors' number
four man. He went down to his op-
ponent on the first nine, and came
in the same way, losing the round
two down. He put a 38 and a 40 to-
gether for a 78, while Kerkau got a
37 and a 39 for a 76.
In their best ball match, Palmer
and Reiss got together and took all
three points from Tansey and Ker-
kau. They took the first nine one up
and came in on the back stretch two
up.
SUMMARIES
Individual play, Roy Nelson 68 de-
feated Jack Emery 76, 3-0; Jim Loar.
76 defeated Stan Kowal 76, 2-1; Bob
Palmer 76 defeated Bud Tansey 80,
3-0; Art Kerkau 76 defeated Lynn
Reiss 78, 3-0.
Best bah matches, Nelson and Kow-
al defeated Emery and Loar, 3-0;
Palmer and Reiss defeated Tansey
and Kerkau, 3-0.

Stable Rivalry
Adds Interest
To 65th Derby
By MEL FINEBERG
East and West will meet in the
Derby Saturday and a two horse race
may be the result as Johnstown, th,
Eastern colt who will go to the post
at almost even money, is expected to
find his chief opposition coming
from Technician, Herbert M. Wolftf's
hope.
But there will be more than geo-
graphical scores to settle at Church-
hill Downs; there'll be a fight be-
tween stables.
Last year, William Woodward's
Fighting Fox captured the Wood
Memorial, went to the Derby barrier
as the favorite and then never fig-
ured as an 8-1 shot, Lawrin, staved
off a stretch drive by Dauber to win.
Lawrin had the same sire as Tech-
nician-Insco, is trained by the same
man and is owned by the same owner.
Johnstown Sets Record
This year Johnstown won the Wood
Memorial by six lengths, set a track
record for a mile and an eighth at
Jamaica and catapulted himself into
the favorite's spot. Technician, on
the other hand, gained his support
while losing in the mile 'Derby Trial
Stakes on Tuesday to Viscounty. But
the Wolff colt is a stretch runner and
in the mile and a quarter Derby, the
closing kick is important. Ira "Babe"
Hanford, who booted Bold Venture
home to victory in the 1936 Derby,
will be up on Technician.
Particularly suiprising has been
the drop of El Chico, the leading
money winner of the two year olds
and the winter book favorite, from
popular support., Winner of all, his
seven starts last year, William Zieg-
ler Jr.'s sprinter was bumped at the
start of the Wood and never figured.
He's a horse that may come back.
Challedon Is Mudder
The mudder of the crew is Chal-
ledon, about whom surprisingly little
has been said. Owned by W. L.
Brann, this Eastern horse is another
strong finisher and may be the sur-
prise of the race.
The only other horse who is fig-
ured to show is Xalpa Clown, who,
due to the paucity of outstanding
horses, has risen from comparative
obscurity. The Clown is a Western
horse, won over $16,000 last year but
has done nothing as a three-year old.

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PRESS PASSES
By BUD BENJAMIN
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The Column this week is being written by applicants for the
sports editorship next year. Today's article is contributed by Newell McCabe.)
Trials And Tribulations . .
THE MAJORITY of fans who spend a beautiful Ann Arbor afternoon
trying to make themselves comfortable in a small seating area either
at the football stadium, or even the handful of ardent and loyal fans at one
of the local hockey games, a definite opinion has been formed, by them, in
regard to the hard-trying reporter who is covering that particular contest
for the Michigan Daily.
Somewhere in the past, although you can not place the blame on any
one person, it was said, or written, that all artists are temperamental people.
In subdividing the word artist into various categories by glancing in a lower
bracket one will find listed college athletes and collegiate coaches. Having
definitely established themselves as "artists" it is only natural that they
should acquire a touchy disposition.
It is absolutely impossible to find any basis for such a conclusion,
but grandstand coaches and reporters seem to take great pleasure in
considering their class as an "artistic" type.
In writing up this coverage of an athletic contest the common
everyday sports writer for the Michigan Daily must make an attempt
to satisfy three different classes of people.
The first group are those who watch the game from the fifty-yard line
and get great delectation in condemning the article as it appears in the
Sunday edition of The Daily. These persons can be disposed of by simply
stating that if they do know so much about the game and have got such
great hidden talent for writing then why don't they do something about it.
Let them walk over to the "little red-brick building" and then try their
hand at producing a Paul Galico masterpiece.
To be sure there are a large number of students who do not have the
time, because of some other activity, but you can rest assured that these
are not the ones who complain about the Daily articles. It is the Joe College
persons who spends the greater part of his college career playing bridge,
walking across campus-"hand-in-hand,"-or the one who trys all kinds
of wise tricks at a local beer garden, that trods upon the writing of a
sports event.
As for the problem of the coaches. One should be a major in psy-
chology rather than journalism if he, or she, intends to become con-
nected with a newspaper, especially when trying to seek a few sheckles
by taking over sports events. It is not so much the coverage of the game
that causes the coaches and writers to sever relationships, but rather
the buildups preceding the contest. When one reads, on the front page,
about the strict censorship correspondents have in certain foreign
countries little do they realize what the average student sports writer
goes through along the same line when he is trying to carry on diplo-
matic negotiations with collegiate coaches.
Although seeming to be on excellent terms with the coach one day,
upon making an appearance at the next practice session more than once
the reporter with good intentions is completely ignored, probably because
he casually mentioned something in his advance which the coach sai .
and at the time of the statement the coach made no request to "keep it
under your hat."
Because of the position of the coaches and knowing the difficulties
and pressure under which they work it is only right that a scribe for a
student publication should show respect, play the newspaper game fair with
the coaches, and work on the principle of finding out, before making a
statement in print, just how much moral harm can be inflected upon the
team by this particular remark.
Off the field the coaches are a fine lot, and so are the reporters, with
the inevitable result that relationships are carried on in a very warm-
hearted and friendly manner. However, the minute the coach turns to busi-
ness and the reporter follows suit a barrier is set up which cannot be
broken until a game or even a championship has been won.
In the future one things that must be done in order to have friendly
relationships between the coach and reporter at all times is to have the

"oie B"-ing .5

fy HERB LEV
Spurred on by the first class com-
petition offered by sophomore Bill
Steppon, Pete Lisagor, senior second
baseman, added one hit against Wes-
tern State to the perfect day at the
plate he enjoyed in Monday's Ypsi
game to take first place in the Wol-
verine hit derby.
Lisagor now has accum';lated 17
hits in 43 turns at the plate for a 14
game mark of .395. A .305 hitter last
,season, Pete now leads his nearest
rival, Charley Pink, by seven points.
Pink Has 19 hits
Pink, called by Coach Ray Fisher
the best bunter Michigan has turned
out in 16 years, now has garnered 19
hits in 49 chances, a record of .388.
Elmer Gedeon and Mike Sofiak are
-the only other regulars to break into
the select circle with marks of .365
and .327 respectively.
Most notable gain since the return
from the South has been recorded by
Sofiak, who jumped from .250 dur-
ing the past two weeks. The little
sophomore has also stolen 13 bases,
putting him far ahead of his nearest
rival and last year's leader, Pink.
Emerge From Slump
Another encouraging feature of the
past few games has been the fact that
Capt. Walt Peckinpaugh and Danny

Smick are at last showing signs of
emerging from their hitting slumps.
Both are well down in the averages
however.
Smick contiinues to be the leading
pitcher in the won and lost records
with three against one, but in earned
runs, Danny yields a slight edge to
Jack Barry.

Lisagor Tops Varsity Batters
As Sofiak Lea ds In Base Thefts

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BATTING AVERAGES
Player AB R H

Veigel.-.-.......-.
Lisagor ...........
Pink ...............
Gedeon ............
Dobson .............
Stoddard............
Sofiak............
Evashevski..........
Beebe .............
Steppon ...........
Floersch ...........
Peckinpaugh.......
Smick............
Barry............
Bond.............
Greenberg..

2 0
43 6
49 11
52 12
6 0
3 0
55 14
16 0
37 2
25 5
9 1
51 7
58 10
18 0
4 0
1 0

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17
19
19
2
1
18
4
9
6
2
11
1.
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Ave
.500
.395
.388
.365
.333
.333
.327
.250
.243
.240
.222
.216
.172
.055
.000
.000

-Daily Photo by Zeitlin
THIRD-SACKER MIKE SOFIAK

- coach regard the reporter as a human being, and this should be coupled
with a bit of psychology on the part of the scribe.
It is a know fact that the big guns, not those being turned out at the
Skoda munition works in Germany, but the leaders in European diplomatic
circles, are able to stay on too of that mass of humanity on the Continent
because of excellent propaganda, which in this country is turned into the
nicer word, publicity. The same thing is true in regard to a college athlete,
but more so with the professional, in that they desire publicity and it is
because of this that they take on their mild tempermental manner.
However because of the status of the M-man, the sports writer has a
more than even chance to explain an accusation or omission he has made
much to the dislike of the athlete involved. The scribes coming into contact'
with the athletes realize that they are both in the same category, some
sports writers are called, "artists," and because of the common desire both
groups have; namely, trying to get through the University of Michigan,
relations can be kept on a more even keel.
Despite occasional flare-ups that occur between the athletes and
coaches on one side and the student newspaper reporters on the other,
the fact cannot be denied that each and every one of the coaches and
players is an "artist." That is one of the reasons why they are in their
present position and therefore they should be treated only as people of
that division are accustomed to.
Yet, in the future if the coaches and players will realize the difficulties
that the collegiate sports writer is continually faced 'with, along with
remembering that there is still "power behind the press," and in turn if the
scribes will use a little psychology and handle both the players and coaches
with "kid gloves" a new brand of sports writing for the student publication
is bound to develop.
-N. McC.

PITCHING RECORDS
Player G W L Pct.
Dobson ............... 2 1 0 1.00
Stoddard............ 2 1 0 1.000
Smick .............. 5 3 1 .750
Barry ...............6 2 2 .500
Bond ...............5 1 2 .333
Veigel .......... . ... 4 0 0 .000
AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York 10, Detroit 6.
Washington 11, St. Louis 10.
Boston 5, Cleveland 1.
Philadelphia 3, Chicago 1.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 6, Cincinnati 4.
Philadelphia 4, Chicago 1.
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