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WEDNESDAY, AY 17, 1939



By Mel Fineberg



Team Downs Kalamazoo Netters 6-3


Swan Song .. .

Bill Watson will cut short his col-
legiate track career after the Big Ten
meet here Friday and Saturday to go
to work on June 10 as general secre-
tary and companion to Joe Louis,
heavyweight champion of the world,
but he may devote his remaining fall
semester of collegiate competition to
playing varsity football for Michigan
in 1940. If the Saginaw One Man
Track Team undergoes a knee opera-
tion this summer, he plans to try out
for the varsity here.1
Watson asserts he will not turn
professional and go into the ring.
He still wants to go to the Olym-
pics in 1940.
"I'm through with collegiate track
after the Big Ten meet this week-
end." said :Hil Watson yesterday.
"This Samiday will be my swan song."
So Watson joins a select trio of
Michigan greats who will be writing
finis to their track careers at the meet
Saturday. For the rest of the team
here is still the NCAA meet in Los
Angeles, Calif., June 16 and 17, and
'or a select few who win the honor,
there will be the annual Big Ten vs.
Pacific Coast Conference dual meet
in Berkeley, Calif., June 21. But for
Head Coach Charley Hoyt who takes
up his duties at Yale for Elmer
Gedeon who goes on to play profes-
sional baseball, and for Bill Watson
who starts to think about his future,
the Big Tens will cap Michigan ca-
But even for a "One Man Track
Team" there is a life after gradua-
tion. So Watson goes to work for
Joe Louis on June 10 as general secre-
tary and companion-the same po-
sition he held during the first semes-
ter -of this year. And with this de-
cision to forego the dual meet with
the coast teams, goes the Big Ten's
chances of avenging two drubbings
the Western team has given it. Last
year at the meet in Chicago, both
Gedeon and Watson were injured and
anable to contribute their expected
points. This year both will be gone-
and with them goes Western Confer-
ence hopes.
Watson realizes this. He says, "I
hate to let the Big Ten down but it's
necessary. The Big Ten can't give
you steaks."
But working wi t h Louis
doesn't mean that Watson gives
up track. He expects to enter
the AAU's in July for the ex-
press purpose of meeting Elmer
Hackney, the Kansas State sen-
sation who has put the shot 55
ft. 11 in. this year. "If I don't
meet him at least once, people
will say I'm afraid of him. And
I want to compete against him."
And Then What ? ? ?
After this summer, Watson's plans
are still rather hazy. He wants to go
to the Olympics but he doesn't know
in which events to compete. The
thrill of competing in the decathlon
still lingers in the back of his mind.
At present, Watson doesn't know just
what he'll do. "If the shot and discus
keep coming along as well as they
have been lately, then I'll just forget
about the decathlon. But I may
have my knee operated on this sum-
mer. Then, if it will stand the strain
of high jumping and the hurdles,
I'd like to try the decathlon. But
then if my knee is okay, I'd like to
play football here next fall." (He will
still have a semester of competition
here in the fall).
But Bill's immediate plans call
ifor going to Louis' camp at
Pompton Lakes, N.J. to help the
champion train for the Tony
Galento fight late in June.
Whether or not the one Man
Track team intends to enter the
professional fight ring himself
is doubtful. He says his plans
don't include that but "steaks"
can do a powerful lot of persuad-

ing and Bill's friendship with
Louis and his manager, Jack
Roxborough, can open a lot of
closed doors to the inner sanc-
tums of the pro circle.
* * *
Lo, all these many years Phil
Diamond of the German department,
track expert, timer and critic unex-
celled in these, parts, has been mak-
ihg predictions of Conference track
meets. Each year, his predictions
are closely watched for, closely fol-
lowed and widely respected. Of
course, his predictions have been ac-
curate to a high degree but what can
lerr Diamond of the German de-
,artment do under pressure? Has
he ever known the breath of an op-
'ponent hot upon his neck? Has the
run of the wire ever been fraught
with competitors? The answer comes
back-no. So This Corner issues an
official challenge to Herr Diamond
of the German Department. We will

Weirmen Come
From Behind
To Win Meet
Wolverines Take Singles
Matches After Percival,
Tobin Lose Their Tilts?
KALAMAZOO, May 16. (Special to
The Daily-After dropping the first
two singles matches, the Michigan
netmen came from behind to take
the remaining four singles matches
and two of the doubles to defeat Kala-
mazoo College here today, 6-3
The win which was their fourthi
straight was the tenth of the year
for the Weirmen.
Marion Shane, Michigan Intercol-
legiate singles champion, gave the
home team an early, but short-lived,1
lead, when he downed Jim Tobin in
straight sets, 6-0, 6-2. Dor Worth
added the other Kalamazoo singles
win by defeating the Wolverine cap-
tain, Don Percival, in straight sets,'
6-3, 6-4.
Kidwell Turns Tide
The turning point was the third
singles match, which John Kidwell
took from Bud Hunter, 4-6, 8-6, 7-5.
Hunter won the first set without
much trouble, and led 5-3 in the
second, when Kidwell suddenly came
to life and took the set, 8-6. The
third and deciding set went on serv-
ice until the score was five all. Kid-
well then broke Hunter's service to
take the lead 6-5. The twelfth and
final game was finally taken by Kid-
well after a long rally. Each man
had many chances to clinch the
game, but Hunter finally weakened
enough to allow Kidwell to put away
an overhead smash.
With this victory; the Wolverines
settled down andsoon put the Kala-
mazoo team to flight by taking the
remaining three singles matches, with
Sam Durst, Howie Bacon, and Bob
Jeffers turning in the wins.
Durst Wins
Durst had very little trable in
defeating Bob Linsenmeyer, 6-2, 6-1.
It marked the tenth win of the year
for Sam, and the fifth straight
match he has won without dropping
a set. Bacon lost his first set, 6-3, to
his Kalamazoo foe, but rallied to
win the last two and take the match.
Bob Jeffers won in straight sets.
In the doubles matches, Kalama-
zoo threatened to overtake the Wol-
verines when their first team of
Marion Shane and Don Worth de-
feated Don Percival and Ed Morris,
6-0, 6-3. The second and third Wol-
verine combinations took the Kala-
mazoo teams by straight sets.
The Wolverines continue their dual
meet season tomorrow when they
meet Western State Teachers Col-
lege at Ferry Field at 3 p.m.
Singles: Shane (K) defeated Tobin
(M) 6-0, 6-4. Worth (K) defeated
Percival (M) 6-3, 6-4. Kidwell (M)
iefeated Hunter (K) 4-6, 8-6, 7-5.
Durst (M) defeated Linsenmeyer (K)
6-2, 6-1. Bacon (M) defeated Cut-
ler (K) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. Jeffers (M) de-
feated Williams (K) 7-5, 6-3.
Doubles: Shane, Worth- (K) de-
feated Percival, Morris (M) 6-0, 6-3.
Tobin, Kidwell (M) defeated Hunter,
Williams (K), 6-2, 6-2. Durst, Wool-
sey (M) defeated Cutler, Linsenmey-
er (K) 6-4, 6-4.
In The Majors
New York .....203 001 000-6 7 1
St. Louis ......000 123 lOx-7 15 3
Gumbert, Melton and Danning;
Bowman, Cooper, McGee, Davis and
Boston '.......010 000 000-1 7 0

Cincinnati.....200 000 20x4 10 2
Turner and Lopez; Grissom and
Brooklyn .....720 300 000-12 16 0
Chicago ......000 001 001- 2 4 0
Wyatt and Phelps; Page, J. Rus-
sel, Dean and Hartnett, Garbark.
Philadelphia ...000 005 000-5 9 0
Pittsburgh...122 010 02x-8 11 2
Passeau, Poindexter and Davis,
Detroit ........100 120 101-6 13 0
Washington . . . .100 001 000-2 9 1
Bridges and York; Krakauskas and
St. Louis ......100 100 003-5 6 1
New York .......010 003 03x-7 8 1
Kramer, Gill and Glenn, Sullivan;
Hadley, Murphy, Donald and Dick-
Chicago .......003 000 010- 4 6 0
Boston ........035 070 012-2-18 19 1
watches at 30 paces shall be the
weapons and the Big Ten track meet
at Ferry Field Friday and Saturday
the time.

Sehl4arz kopf
Plans To Run
In New Event
With the 1940 Olympic trials less
than a year off, Ralph Schwarzkopf,
Wolverine long distance star, has
announced that after the Western
Conference meet he intends to con-
centrate in a new event, the 3,000
meter steeplechase.
Faced with the problem of fighting
it out with such experienced bands
as Don Lash, the Hoosier polic man,
Greg Rice, winner of last yea- s 5,-
000 meter run at the Nationa. AAU
outdoor championships and the Ride-
out twins, for a place on the Olympic
team, "Ramblin" Ralph feels that his
chances of making the trip to Fin-
land will be greatly enhanced by en-
tering the 3,000 meter steeplechase.
Will Run Event At Nationals I
This new venture will begin, Ralph
has- indicated, at the next National
outdoor championships, and his final
decision as to what event he will run
at the Olympic tryouts will depend
on his showing there.
The Saginaw ju -iior has done a
little hurdling in 1. igh school and
figures that with a .ttle more prac-
tice he would encounter little trouble
with the four hurdles and the water
jump which constitutt the obstacles
in the event.
His running ability, lased on past
performances in races of approxi-
mately the same distai ce, is un-
questioned. Running in a 3,000 meter
race at the Penn Relays in 1938,
Ralph was able to outlast 1;;n Don
Lash and Joe McCluskey, the Na-
tional steeplechase champion.
Plenty Of Competition
Discounting the problem of hurd-
ling, most of Ralph's worries ; hould
come from McCluskey, Tommy Deck-
ard, the world's record holder in the
indoor 3,000 meter steeplechase run,
and Forrest Efaw, an up and coming
steeplechaser from Oklahoma.
All of these men are experienced
hands at the event; the veteran Mc-
Cluskey having competed in it for
more than a decade, and it may prove
to be too difficult a task for Schwarz-
kopf. But with all this in mind
Ralph will stake his Olympic hopes
on the gruelling test if he performs
satisfactorily at the Nationals.
Northwestern 4; Chicago 3 (13 ins.)
Indiana 4; Butler 3.
Wabash 11; Earlham 2.

Nine Titles Threatened Saturday
In Big Ten Meet At Ferry Field

(Editor's Note: This is the first of two
articles reviewing the Big Ten Track
Championships to be held here Friday
and Saturday. The events are in the
order in which they will be run.)
The 39th Annual Western Confer-.
ence Track and Field Championships
will get under way Friday with nine
Big Ten records in a precarious posi-
tion. At least five new champions will
be crowned and a fine crop of sopho-
mores will get their first crack at
Conference marks.
Pole Vault: Co-champion Milton
Padway of Wisconsin is the class of
one of the best fields ever to parti-
cipate in this event. He has consist-
ently bettered' the present record,
and stands a good chance of setting a
new standard. Bob Cassels, Chicago,
The price of admission for stu-
dents with identification cards at
the Big Ten track championships
to be held here Friday and Sat-
urday will be 40 cents instead of
50 cents as erroneously announced
in yesterday's Daily.
Ed Thistlewaite, Northwestern, Ed
Davidson, of Chicago, and Bob Gard-
ner of Wisconsin are figured to place
in that order.
One Mile Run: Mel Trutt of Indiana
will have to battle Wisconsin's Wal-
ter Mehl and the Purdue sophomore,
Ed Holderman in a very close race
to determine Chuck Fenske's succes-
sor. Ed Buxton of Wisconsin, Les
Eisenhart of Ohio, and Ed Barrett
and Karl Wisner of Michigan will
fight it out for the other places.
High Jump: An event that looked
like a terrific battle last fall between
Capt: Bob Defenthaler of Illinois and
Michigan's Wes Allen has become al-
most a sure first for the Illini ace, be-
cause of Allen's injury. Wolverine
Don Canhem is also hurt, but may
repeat hic indoor second place. Riley
Best of Wisconsin and Jim Smith,
North,'Jestern, are the other top-
aotc sers here.
;hot Put: Capt. Bill Watson ap-
pears ready to retain the first of
the three championships he now holds
and may set a new inark doing so.
Archie Harris of Indiana will pro-
vide whatever opposition Watson can
expect. Purdue's Forest Weber, the
Badgers' Bill Malisch, Chicago's High
Rendleman and Michigan's Bob Hook
will battle for the other three places.
440 Yard Run: A new record seems
very probable here wth Michigan's
Warren Breidenbach expected to do

the breaking. Phil Balyeat and Ross
Faulkner of Michigan, and Jack
Sulzman of Ohio should take the next
three places, with Wolverine Jack
Leutritz, present champion Harley
Howells of Ohio, Roy Cochran of In-
diana, and Milt Billig of Iowa will
scrap for fifth.
100 Yard Dash: Bob Lewis, Buckeye
co-captain and Michigan's Al Smith
are tops here, but defending cham-
pion from Chicago, John Davenport,
and Myron Piker, Wildcat sopho-
more may come in. Bob Ashley of
Illinois, Frances Kaufmann of Wis-
consin, and George Franck and Don
Evans of Minnesota are other possi-
Javelin Throw: A fair field finds
Hoosier Roger Poorman number one
man. Howard Ell and Durwood Coop-
errider of Ohio and Jerry Siefert of
Wisconsin make up the second group.
Michigan's Perry Kimerer, Badger
Ken Carlson, and Jack Ryan of North-
western have bettered 185 feet.
High Hurdles: Elmer Gedeon is
set to defend his championship, with
teammate Stan Kelley, Wisconsin's
Ed Smith, and Purdue's Steve Gut-
ting trailing the winner, and Dick
Reisin of Illinois and Iowa's John
Collinge winding up the parade.
Varsity Nine Routs
Freshman Squad
With Coach Ray Fisher working
behind the plate, the Varsity squad
members gave Bennie Oosterbaan's
freshman an 8 to 1 shellacking yes-
terday for the yearlings' second
straight defeat.
The Wolverines started off with a
bang against Gus Sharemet, con-;
verted outfielder with a run in the
first inning when Bill Steppon scored
from third as an attempted dIouble
play failed by inches. Thereafter,
Fisher's men kept pecking away at
Sharemet and his successors, Lou
Flevelling and Mickey Fishman, with
Elmer Gedeon's long home run to
right center field featuring the on-
Russ Dobson, who may le called
upon to start Saturday's game against
Notre Dame, pitched six scoreless in-
nings allowing but three hits, while
Lefty Mase Gould shut out the. frosh
until the ninth when Jim Reed banged
out a double to score pitcher Mickey
Fishman, who had walked.

Favorite In Half Mile

Golfers Break
Even On Trip
Wolverines Upset By Illini
After BeatingWildcats
The Michigan golf team returned
from their Illinois trip yesterday after
being humbled unexpectedly on Mon-
day by the Illini linksmen who robbed
them of any joyous feeling they may
have felt as a result of their triumph
over Northwestern's Big Ten cham-
pions two days earlier.
In beating the Wildcats Saturday,
the Wolverines showed all the power
and balance that has carried them
through so many wins this season.
Coach Courtright's squad turned in
impressive scores led by Bob Palmer's
72 and Jack Emery's 73. Both these
cards won enough holes to net the
Wolverines 5% out of a possible 6
The Michigan linksmen took 2%/2
points in the best ball matches on
Emery and Loar's win over the crack
Wildcat combination of Richardson
and Bedrosian.
But at Champaign it was a differ-
ent story, with the Wolverines turn-
ing in some of the highest scores they
have carded all season. Jack Emery
and Lynn Riess marked up a 73 and
a 74, but the rest of the boys stayed
above the 75 mark, and the usually
dependable Jim Loar fell victim to an
The best ball matches were even
more disastrous, and the Michigan
combinations could only take 12
points from both Illini twosomes.

Art Bodeau is expected to add the
outdoor 880-yard title to the indoor
crown which he won earlier this
year when he races in the Big Ten
meet here this week. The Purdue
senior has run the event in 1:55.
Theta Xi, Phys Eds, Win
In I.M Softball Contests
r Jack Keller pitched Theta Xi, 1938
champions of the fraternity softball
league, to a first place playoff vic-
tory yesterday over Triangle, 9-5.
Herb Brogan slammed out two
singles and a double as the Phys Eds
edged out the Burlers, 8-6. Gridmen
ou Levine and Ed Frutig were the
winning battery.
Psi Upsilon nipped. Phi Sigma Kap-
pa 3-2, Kappa Nu walloped Kappa
Sigma 12-8,, and Pi Lambda Phi, lost
;o Alpha Tau Omega 13-4. Parrot
defeated the Senators 6-5, and Acacia
squeezed out a 5-4 win over Delta Tau
Dodgers Whip Cubs, 12.1
CHICAGO, May 16.-- (,P)-The
Brooklyn Dodgers scored 12 runs in
the first four innings today to whip
the Cubs 12 to 2, but Dizzy Dean
handcuffed them as a relief pitcher in
the late going, pitching three-hit ball
through the last five innings


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Michigan Baseball Team Trails
Big Ten Leaders By Half Game
Still embroiled in the heat of the Capt. Ed Roy, outfielders George
Big Ten pennant chase only one-half Boerner, Tom Sirany, and Bob Grono,
game behind the first-place Purdue and third baseman George Masolog-j
and Iowa nines, the Wolverine base- ites.
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series with Minnesota, this Thursday
and Friday.
A split in the series will put a de-
cided crimp in the 'Varsity's cham-
pionship aspirations, while a double
defeat at the hands of the: Gophers
will kill whatever hopes Michigan
has for the Conference baseball
Minnesota, embedded in sixth place
as a result of their four Big Ten
victories against as many defeats,
has given up its titular ambitions for
the year.
Coach Frank McCormick will pre-
sent a lineup comprised of five men
who are batting better than .300 in
Toronto 8; Baltimore 0.
Syracuse 12; Montreal 10.
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