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May 12, 1939 - Image 6

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12, 1939

Michigan Nine, Title Hopes High, Meets Indiana Here


Smick To Hurl
Agamst Rivals
In Big Ten Tilt
Sofiak Moves To Outfield
Due To Sore Shoulder;
StepponReplaces Him
(Continued from Page 1)
muscle, has so ,impaired Sofiak's
throwing, that Coach Fisher thought
it best to shift little Mike to right
field and bring Bill Steppon in to
take over the shortstopping duties.
Indiana. Has Newcomers
Indiana will present a team com-
posed of only two veterans from last
.year's; title-winning aggregation, co-
captains Ernie Andres and Tom
Gwinn, spark plugs of the 1938 team
that hung a 4-1,trimming on Herm
Fishman and the Wolverines.
In spite of the preponderance of
rookies in the Hoosier lineup, the
team has been faring well in Big Ten
competition thus far. They boast
two triumphs over Wisconsin, and
even breaks in their two-game series
with the first place Purdue nine and
Beat Spartans Yesterday
Last weekend, Indiana dropped a
1-0, decision in 11 innings to Purdue,
before nosing out the .Boilermakers,
7-6, the following day. Yesterday,
they scored a 7-0 victory over Michi-
gan State, a team which defeated the
Fishermen earlier in the season. In
addition the .Hoosiers will be out to
avenge the Wolverine basketball vic-
tory that ruined Indiana's Confer-
ence title chances and the Varsity
appears in for a pair of heavy days.
Dale Gentil, Hoosier pitching ace
who gave up four hits in losing to
Purdue, will probably oppose Smick.
Should Coach "Pooch" Harrell choose,
to save his number one hurler for,
Saturday's game, "Lefty" Cox will'
face the Fishermen today.

Varsity Tennis Team Trounces Notre Dame Squad, 9 To 0

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Moves In To Shorstop

Bill Steppon, Michigan's hard-
hitting sophomore utility man, will
start today's, all-important ball
game with the Indiana Hoosiers at
Michigan Indiana
Pink, of Corriden, rf
Sofiak, rf Kosman, ss
Peckinpaugh, 3b Gwin, cf
Gedeon, 1b Cromer, 1b
Trosko, If Andres, 3b
Steppon, ss Danielson, 2b
Lisagor, 2b Dro, If
Beebe, c Stoshitz, c
Smick, p Gentil or Cox, p

Weirmen Drop
But Two Sets
For Easy Win
Wolverines Face Spartans
At Palmer Field Today;
Match Begins At 3:15
(Continued from Page 1)
not being able to meet Fay in singles
competition, Captain Percival was
very happy to win his match. Drop-
ping the first set to Gregory, Don
had quite an uphill battle before he
emerged victor. The third and de-
ciding set was more of a marathon
than a tennis match. Stroke for
stroke, point for point and game for
game, the two duplicated every move
until the count ran to five games all.
At this point, Percival broke Greg-
ory's service, and went on to win his
own and the match.
The most thrilling match of the
afternoon was that played between
Jim Porter and Jack Joyce. Joyce
the South Bend sophomore sensa-
tion, displayed expert form and skill
in the first set, when he downed
Porter easily 6-2. The second set ran
along similar lines to the Percival-
Gregory set, with the score running
up to seven games apiece.
Joyce then broke Porter's service
and took the lead in the set game. Six
times during this 16th game he served
the game, set, and match point, and
six times Porter rallied to deuce the
game. Finally, Porter crashed through,
to win this game and finally win the
set, 10-8. The result seemed to break
Joyce's spirit, and Porter won the
third and deciding set, 6-3.
This afternoon at 3:15 p.m. the
varsity meets the Michigan State
squad at Palmer Field.
Singles: Tobin (M)' defeated Fay
(ND), 6-0, 6-3. Percival (M) defeat-
ed Gregory (ND) 5-7, 6-3, 7-5. Kid-
well (M) defeated Simon (ND) 6-1,
6-3. Durst (M) defeated Bowler
(ND) 7-5, 6-2. Porter (M) defeated
Joyce (ND) 2-6, 10-8, 6-3. Jeffers
(M) defeated Walsh (ND) 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles: Durst, Woolsey (M) de-
feated Gregory, Simon (ND) 6-2, 6-2.
Tobin, Kidwell, (M) defeated Fay,
Walsh (ND) 6-0, 6-2. Bacon, Mor-
ris (M) defeated Bowler, Gottschalk
(ND) 8-6, 6-2.
Tigers Lose Again, 4-2
DETROIT, May 11.--('}-)-Rookie
Joe Haynes' seven-hit pitching and
a three-run rally in the ninth inning
gave the Washington Senators a 4
to 2 victory over the Detroit Tigers
today and an even split in the two-
game series.
Paul Trout twirled for Detroit. He
gave up 12 hits but pitched effective-
ly in the pinches and stranded 13
Senators on the bases.

Skeleton In The Closet .. .
EVEN in the off-season, collegiate football's frankenstein, the subsidiza-
tion question, raises its ogre head to plague The Board in Control of
Physical Education. The Student Senate's resolution to give the aura of
legality to aiding Michigan athletes was the resurrection A a ghost which
the Board- devoutly wishes laid to its final rest. But campus sentiment con-
tinue to shake the skeleton in "amateur" football's closet.
Student sentiment asserts that a football player donates the better
part of his college life to the University in pursuit of alma mater's glory.
Since he adds much to the monetary gain of the University, since he
adds to, beneficial publicity that accrues to the benefit of the University
and since he provides an uplift to the psychic income of the students,
he is justified in asking some financial return.
But according to Prof. Ralph W. Aigler, chairman of the Board, the
University owes substantially nothing to the football player. "Anyone re-
porting for football here at Michigan does so voluntarily," maintains Prof.
Aigler. "We don't force him to come out; he can quit when he feels it takes
too much time from his studies."
"There is no subsidization at Miehigau," Prof. Aigler still asserts,
"and we intend to keep it that way. You can't give athletic scholarships
without aspiring to the stigma of professionalism. Other schools have
tried it and if the practice enjoys. wide-spread continuance it will prove
the doom of collegiate sport. I rather believe that it isn't working at
the schools that have tried it and I believe that they will depart from it."
Of course we'd say it appears pretty far-sighted to predict that the
Southern schools who have employed it so widely are likely to give up the
publicity their football teams have attracted to their institutions but possibly
Prof. Aigler is correct.
"You can't go half way in this matter," he continued. "It's a question
of black or white. Either you're professional or you're amateur and we
intend to remain amateur. I don't know of any athlete on this campus that
is being paid"
"What would happen if anybody presented proof of payment? Why,
we'd declare him ineligible."
Like Head Coach Fritz Crisler, Prof. Aigler claimed there was much
loose terminology used in discussing subsidization. Yesterday, Crisler
said that subsidization meant different things to, different people. To-
day, Prof. Aigler elaborated on what subsidization meant to him.
"It does not," he believes, "include jobs for students. Some athletes do
dish-washing of the most prosaic type. That's not to be criticized. Even
work in a factory, as long as it pays the athlete the same returns as the lay
man next to him, is nor to be deprecated."
The' establishment of a training table for one meal a day was not Wes-
tern Conference recognition of an obligation to the football players, accord-
ing to the chairman of the Board. "It was established because football prac-
tice interfered with the boys getting their evening meal. There is no reason
why they should sacrifice anything to play football."
Speaking of training tables remind us of a rumor we heard about a
Big Ten faculty meeting a few years ago which describes the temperament of
Western Conference action. They were all set to pass a resolution condoning
the training table when some enterprising reporter stumbled on the story
and it found its way into print. The faculty members, angry at the prema-
ture release, killed the resolution. We don't know how true this story is but
it appears typical.
By the way, there is an annual faculty meeting in Ann Arbor a week
from tomorrow.

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Walters and Lombardi, Hershberg-
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New York .... 4000 .000 00*--4 8 0
Bowman, Brown and Berres; Mel-
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Chicago.......001 010 013-6 14 0
Boston ........000 000 011-2 13 2
Indiana Blanks MSC,7-0
EAST LANSING, May 11.--()--
The Michigan State College baseball
team's battirg barrage deterioriated
into a rash of pop flies today and let
Indiana University win 7 to 0.
Neither squad was strong at bat-
State getting four hits and the Hoo-
siers six-but Seward Wilshere, the
Indiana hurler, was able to deliver
with better control.

Page and Hartnett; Turner and
St. Louis at Philadelphia; rain.
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