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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE TH1REI

Wolverine Varsity Nine Tackles Illinois Here

This Afternoon

Smick Agaiii
Receives Call
In Crucial Test
Injury Jinx Keeps Two
Illinois Mound Stars
Benched For Series
(Continued from Page 1)
ting record of .514 in nine games, and
has included many extra base knocks
among his bingles. Drish will be
ably assisted at the plate by Capt.
Tom McConnell and Kallis who rank
above the .400 mark, and Russ
Dreschler who is hitting .389.
In case Kallis is unable to start,
Dreschler will move from his left field
position to the hot corner and foot-
baller Tony Mazeika will get a chance
to start in the outer garden.
Hapac To Start
Another Illini batting threat is sill
Hapac, All-Conference basketball for-
ward who plays center field. Bill's
average is somewhat short of .300
but he specializes in long distance
hitting.
Saturday's game will find Michi-
gan's Jack Barry facing either Grant
or Zeller, probably the former. Jack
reached peak form in shutting out
Western State Teachers College Tues-
day and will be hard to stop if he is
anywhere near as effective. Sopo-
more Mickey Stoddard, whose stock
jumped several notches after his fine
performance against Ypsi, will be in
reserve for both games along with
Lyle Bond and Russ Dobson.
Bill Steppon, hard hitting sopho-
more will take Smick's place in right
field today while Danny performs on
the mound.
LINE-UP
Michigan Illinois
Kallis, 3b Pink, ef
Mazeika, if Sofiak, ss
Hapac, of Peckinpaugh, 3b
Drechsler or
Drish, rf Gedeon, 1b
McConnell, a Trosko, If
Ziemba, 3b Steppon, rf
Pyrz, ss Lisagor, 2b
Cavallo, 2b Beebe, e
Zeller or Grant, p Smick, p
Williams' Two
Homers Down
Detroit, 7 To 6
Boston Red Sox Slugger
Tops Drive On Lawson,
Starting Tiger Pitcher
DETROIT, May 4.-(M-Ted Wil-
liams, a slender young rookie who
roams right field for the Boston Red
Sox, slammed out two home runs in
consecutive trips to the plate today
as the Sox nosed out the Detroit Tig-
ers 7 to 6.
In the fourth inning he bounced
a home run off the press box with
Manager Joe Cronin on base. The
ball dropped 350 feet from home
plate.
In the fifth inning Williams came
up again. This time he slammed a
home run over the roof of the press
box in right field, a feat nobody has
ever done before. That homer cane
with Jimmy Foxx and Cronin on
base.
Young Jim Bagby started on the
mound for Boston and lasted until
the third when Rudy York's homer
and Greenberg's single chased him
to the showers. Denny Galehouse,
former Cleveland right-hander, took
over but was routed in the seventh
and Joe Heving finished.
The fifth was the big inning for

the Sox. Cramer walked,, Vosmik
singled and Foxx walked, filling the
bases. Cronin singled, scoring Cram-
er and Vosmik and tying the score
at 4-all. At this point Roxie Lawson
was retired and pitcher Bob Harris
took up mound duties for Detroit.
Then came Williams' second homer
and three runs came in putting Bos-
ton in the lead 7 to 4.
From then on the Tigers fought
to catch up. They scored a run in the
fifth when Gehringer and Greenberg
hit successive doubles and another
in the seventh when Gehringer walked
and scored on singles by York and
Fox, but that one tying run proved
too big to make.
Detroit outhit Boston 11 to 8, but
the secret of the defeat may be found
in the left on base column.'

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 aticle is contributed by Ton Phares.
flow Good Is Siegel? . .
JUST how g'ood a fighter is Don Siegel?" That question has been troubling
Michigan fistic circles for three years and the Wolverine heavyweight's
57-second victory in his opening professional encounter last Tuesday night
has only added kindling to the fire of controversy.-
Many suspicions have been voiced in Ann Arbor since that rock-a-byec
round at Arena Gardens: "Hollis must have taken a dive." "This Hollis
must be a half-blind push-over." That's what they're saying.
In refuting the first rumor, it seems certain that, contrary to the
old Detroit custom, the loser did not "take a dive." When Hollis went
down after a right to the jaw, the referee recognized the obvious and
didn't waste his breath counting. Instead, he helped in the immediate
efforts to revive the Canadian. After the fight he testified, as did several
other ringside officials, that Hollis was indeed "out cold." At any rate,
if a man can make his eyes glaze over at will, he is wasting his talents1
on a small fight card-they could use him on Broadway.
The knockout blow, while not appearing to be a murdeous attempt to
decapitate the victim, still was a well-timed punch which carried 2141
pounds behind it. Among heavyweights, as with husky baseball sluggers,
the knockout blow or home run swing often doesn't seem to require a
terrific output of energy but the re-
3 sults make evident the perfect tint-
ing which turns the trick.
s Siegel admitted after the fight that
tehe was all set with th'at one punch.1
"I was instructed to box him care-
' _fully in the first round," said Don,
x>"and that's what I started to do, but
4when he made the mistake of let-
ting his left slip and feinting the
wrong way I was poised perfectly,
u so I swung."1
THE claim that Hollis was a "half-
R blind push-over" is, of course, a
- lurid exaggeration but suggests an1
element of truth nevertheless. Hi
eyesight was okay and he had never
3. been knocked out in his 14-fight
sYcareer, which seems to free him from
the "push-over" class, and yet it was
?'z evident that he was grossly over-
matched and never stood a real
chance of winning. Whenever a boxer
gives away a 30 pound weight advan-
tage plus two inches in height and
much more than that in reach, he is
signing a death warrant, unless of
DON SIEGEL course his opponent is the awkward,
beefy type of behemoth who is an attraction because of his size and noth-
ing more.
Naturally, Siegel's managers were not going to match him with a.
good professional in his first go-and they didn't. The chances are
that his next opponent will be another so-called "bum" who is in the
game for a few subsistence dollars.
This process is necessary and manager Harry Baxter realizes it. It was
he who offered the first honest opinion after the excitement Tuesday night
had died down.
Said the dapper Baxter: "This is the first time I have seen Don with
gloves on, and after what I had heard I expected hMin to be a polished
fighter; instead I find that he is awfully green and has a long way to
go. He has to learn more defense and he has to get more snap in his
punching. He's not a ten round fighter yet by any means, and, in my
opinion, it will be about two years before he'll be ready to go that dis-
tance with a really good heavyweight. After two years? Well, things
should look pretty bright." And that seems to be a fair answer to the
question, "how good is Siegel?"
The terrific power in Don's punch is his chief asset at present and that
is what impressed Roscoe Toles, top-flight Negro heavyweight of Detroit
who took time off from his training for the coming Bob Pastor battle to
watch the University of Michigan hope make his debut.
"He has a wicked wallop and a wonderful build," said Toles, "but of
course he needs more experience. He seems to be a fine prospect however."
IT was a pleasure to watch Siegel weigh in at a Woodward Avenue fight
club. His towering, powerful physique and clean-cut features looked
attractively out-of-place. Broken-down Jimmy Adamick was leaning against
the ring talking to a friend. as others nodded to him and murmured "poor
Jimmy." Adamick was the victim of a tremendous build-up and quick
break-down. A score of disheveled hangers-on who were loafing in the
gym asked "who's the big guy?" when Siegel strode into the room.
If Don can get somewhere in the fight game he will be akin to Gene

Tunney-the last "gentleman" to make a name for himself in the squared
circle. But that day is still far off. He may chuck it all before then.
-T.K.P.
Results Of Major League Baseball Games
AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 10. Cleveland 6 New York 6, St. Louis 3
Chicago 4, Washington 3 Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 4
St. Louis 9, Philadelphia 4 Brooklyn 6, Chicago 2
Boston 7, Detroit 6 Cincinnati at Boston, rain.

Weir Mel Play
Northwestern
And Buckeyes
Tennis Team Faces Cats'
Today, OSIJ Saturday;
Two Days In C .olumnuls
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 4.-(Spe-
cial to The Daily) -Coach Leroy Weir
and seven Wolverine netmen arrived
in town late this evening for a two-
day stay. During the two days, the
Michigan tennis players will face
Northwestern and Ohio State.
The seven men with Coach Weir
are: Jim Tobin, Capt. Don Percival,
John Kidwell, Sam Durst, Ed Morris
and Howard Bacon.
Wildcats First Opponents
Northwestern will be the first team
the Wolverines will meet. The match
was originally scheduled to be played
tomorrow morning, but due to the
fact that the Wildcats have to re-
turn to Evanston on Saturday for a
dual match, the match with Michigan
has been pushed up to today.
Leading the Wildcats will be Ma-
vin Wachman. Mary hails from Mil-
waukee, and during the past few years
has won many singles titles through-
out Wisconsin. His match against Jim
Tobin, Michigan's top man, will
probably be the feature of the day.
Five Lettermen Back
The Wildcats have five of last year's
seven lettermen on this year's squad,
and are out to regain the Conference
title which they lost to Chicago in'
1937.
On Saturday morning, the Weir-
men meet up with the Ohio State
Buckeyes. Last year, the Bucks were
easy prey for Michigan, losing 8-1.
However, this year the story is not
quite the same.' The Ohio team has
been greatly fortified, and the battle
should be close all the way.
Previous to this weekend, the Weir-
men have one win and one loss to
their credit in conference meets.

ortMch Jordan Eases Burdeni
.for Mother Of Bouncing Baby

13:ii l iIhIti'd

In I-M Games
Chi Phi Scores 17 Runs;
Theta Xi Tallies 12
Seven scheduled games were played
yesterday at South Ferry Field in the
Intramural Softball League. Batsmen
enjoyed a field day as at least 10 runs
w ere scored in all but one tilt. 126
runs in all were scored during the
afternoon, with the pitchers definite-
ly having an off-day.
The day's largest score was regis-
tered by Chi Phi in its 17 to 3 victory
over Delta Upsilon. The lowest scor-
ing game was won by Delta Sigma
Delta, with pitcher Edson Pool limit-

Elects Himself President,
Chauffuer, Secretary And
Treasurer Of Circle
By DON WIRTCHAFTER
If all your troubles are little ones,
you don't have any troubles any
more. Just have your kiddies join
"Butch's Bouncing Baby Club."
The organization was founded three
weeks ago when the president, chauf-
fuer, secretary and treasurer, Forest
"Butch" Jordan, Wolverine* gridder
and wrestler, decided that he could be
a savior to Ann Arbor mothers and
their children and at the same time
sort of help pay his way through
school.
The members, boys from six to nine
years old, meet every afternoon with
their president, and the meetings us-,
ually last about two hours. During

ing Alpha Omega to a lone run while
his mates pushed across six.
Ptchers Wanzer Bosworth of Al
pha Kappa Psi and Byron Harris of
Delta Sigma Pei saged a mound duel
in a game marred by errors, the de-
cision going to the former by a 11-10
score, as Delta Sigma failed to match
-Daily Photo by Zeitlin its opponent's sixth-inning three run
" rally.
this time they take nature tours, go In another wild game, the Physical
on ike, hve icncs r pay allEducation Graduates bested Phi Al-
on hikes, have picnics or play ball pha Kappa with a last-inning rally
in e pars aroun own.to win, 12-11
Butch has had great success with In the other three games, Psi Upsi-
his club so far. In fact he has 20 lon swamped Sigma Phi Epsilon, 16
members and Tom Haynie, the assis- to 2, Alpha Chi Sigma downed the
tant to the president, already signed Lawyers Club, 13 to 5, and Theta Xi
up in theebooks. outlasted Sigma Alpha Mu, 12 to 7.
Haynie Helps 'Butch, The League's elimination playoffs
wimaynie Hes 'Btc' will begin Monday with Fhi Delta
Swimmer Haynie is a newcomer to Theta engaging Theta Chi, the win-
the outfit and to date his only func- ner to face Delta Kappa Epsilon. Tri-
tion is that of "keeping the younger gon will face the winner of the Phi
kids amused." After a few weeks Kappa Sigma-Alpha Delta Phi game.
experience, however, Jordan expects - De __Ph____

Watson-Harris Competition Will
Probably Feature Indiana Meet

to make him almost as valuable as
the president.
Of course every respectable organi-
zation has its private limousine, and
so "Butch's Bouncing Baby Club"
bounces around town in "Butch's
Bouncing Baby Buggy." This car is
relatively new, well newer than the
president anyway. Ford put it out
about nine years ago, it's only traveled
250,000 miles sinice that time.
Kids Love It
Regardless of age, the "Baby Bug-
gy" gets the club around, and that's
all that's necessary. "After all,"
claims Butch, "there is a humani-
tarian principle behind this organiza-
tion. It's invaluable to the mothers.
The kids are getting a lot out of it,
and Tom and I are having some fun
besides."
Social and financial dividends
aren't the only ones that the club is
paying off moreover. Butch has de-
rived a lot of practical experiences
from it.

MARSHALL
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Phone 5933 We Deliver
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By DICK SIERK1
It's Michigan vs. Indiana tomor-
row in the home outdoor track open-,
er and included on the program areI
two meetings between Michigan's vet-
eran Bill Watson and Indiana's soph-
omore colored star, Archie Harris.
On the basisof past clashes be-
tween the two huskies, Big Bill has
little to fear. But Harris is of the
erratic type and if he should be
particularly hot at some time during
Saturday's action on Ferry Field he
might score one of the major upsets
of the year.
Disappoints At College
The case of the six foot, four inch,
Harris is very puzzling. In high school
his shot putting indicated that he
would bf a sure 50 foot plus 16-lb.
college weight man. But his best
heave up to this point is 49 ft. 11/2 in.,
still a good heave.
Even more disturbing is his failure
to come through in the discus throw.
In his high school days back in New
Jersey, Harris sailed the platter more
than 174 ft., which eclipsed the listed
world record of 174 ft. 21/ in. held
by Germny's Shiroeder. Only one
thing kept that phenominal mark
from going into the records. That
one thing was that Harris, through
some slip-ups, was competing in the
wrong district and the record was
disallowed.
High School Star
His best official mark is, however,
164 ft. 9 in., also set in high school.
Since hitting college he has gone
back in this event and his best as a
Hoosier is 144 ft. 6% in., at least 15
feet short of what Bill Watson can
do.
Last week at Penn Watson was easi-
ly the master in both shot and dis-
cus. But Big Bill still maintains
that Harris is the strongest athlete

he has seen. Only the fact that he
hasn't yet mastered the form neces-
sary to top-notch performances keeps
him from taking his place among
the best in the country.
Both Boys Versatilo,
Harris is singularly like'- Watson in
his versatility. Indoors the big Hoos-
ier high jumps and pole vaults in
addition to his shot putting. And, like
Watson, reports indicate that Harris
was plenty good with his fists as an
amateur scrapper in his high school
days.
Rival Second Basemen
Wi;~7eintraub Products

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Lou Weintraub, former Michigan
diamond star who is assisting Bennie
Oosterbaan with the latter's fresh-
man baseball coaching duties this
spring, will have a hard time making
up his mind for whom to root this
afternoon when the Wolverines meet
Illinois here.
The reason for Lou's perplexity is
the fact that both Pete Lisagor and
Ernie Cavallo, rival second-basemen,
are products of Weintraub's coach-
ing. Pete held down the keystone
sack of Marshall High School in Chi-
cago a few years ago when Lou
coached there, and was supplanted
upon graduation by the present Illini
infield luminary.
Bing Miller Is Suspended
DETROIT, May 4. -(P)- Bing
Miller, Detroit Tiger coach who was
tossed out of Wednesday's game with
the New York Yankees for protesting
one of Umpire Emmett Ormsby's de-
cisions, learned today that the expul-
sion also carries with it a three-day
suspension.

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