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TUESDAY, MAY 30, 1939



Golfers Second, Netters

Third After

First Day Of Big


By Mel Fineberg

Senior Sluggers .. .


No Game Today. Snow



Michigan Nine
Closes Season
Five Wolverine Regulars
Will Play Last Game;
Smick To Pitch Finale
Fresh from a weekend double vic-
tory over Purdue, the results of which
clinched the Wolverines third place
in the Conference standings, Coach
Ray Fisher's baseball tossers will ring
down the curtain on their 1939 season
when they meet Michigan State in a
return game at East Lansing today at
2:15 p.m.
For five Wolverine regulars and one
substitute the Spartan tilt will be the
finale in Michigan livery. Capt. Walt
Peckinpaugh, Danny Smick, Leo
Beebe, Elmer Gedeon, Pete Lisgor
and reserve Earl Smith are the seniors
who will be making their final bows
in this afternoon's encounter.
Smick Seeks Eighth
The veteran Smick will cap
three years of faithful service as a
Varsity regular by drawing the mound
assignment to face the Spartans.
Smick, whose last performance was
a two-hit 5-3 victory over the Boiler-
makers, will be bidding for his eighth
win of the season.
Shortstop Mike Sofiak will again
be missing from the Michigan line-
up. An aggravated sore throwing arm
and a family wedding have combined
to keep the Wolverine pepperpot at
home in Gary, Ild
As usual, the task of filling in for
Sofiak will fall to Bill Steppon, while
George Ruehle .will take over right
field. The rest of the lineup will re-
main unchanged.
Spartans Won First Duel ,
The Spartans, who took advantage
of Jack Barry's wildness and seven
Michigan errors in the Wolverines'
home opener to hang a 6-3 defeat on
the Varsity, have compiled a record
of 11 victories and seven losses for
the year. In their last' four games,
State has recorded an 8-3 triumph
over Minnesota, a 6-0 shutout over
Toledo, dropped a 7-5 thriller to Wis-
consin and defeated Armour Tech of

Leo Beebe, Michigan's depend-
able catcher, will be behind the bat
for the last time in today's meet-
ing with the Spartans at East
Lansing. In past years a weak hit-
ter, Leo has been hitting the ball
hard this season.
Play Theta Chi
Has Beens Face Fraternity
Softball Champions
The Intramural "World Series"
featuring the Has Beens and Theta
Chi, Independent and fraternity soft-
ball champions, will* be played this
morning at 9:30 a.m. at south Ferry
Playing for the Has Beens will be
five all-star men including the bat-
tery of Jack Hubeler and Howard
Millard. Ed Murphy, at first base,
Don Nicholson on third and speedy
Al Chadwick in the outfield are the
other all-star selections.
Dick Shroth, the number one fra-
ternity hurler and a Theta Chi main-
stay, will lead two other fraternity
all-stars into the battle, Paul Nielsen
and Bill Keas, outfielders.
This game was arranged by the
teams themselves, but will be officiat-
ed by regular I-M umpires

Chicago Leads
Net Tourney;
N.U. Is Second
Percival And Durst Take
Only Singles Matches
Captured By Varsity
CHICAGO, May 29.-(AP)-Michi-
gan's up and coming tennis team
rested in third place tonight after the
first day of the Big Ten tennis tour-
nament. The standings at the con-
clusion of today's matches are: Chi-
cago 9; Northwestern 7; Michigan
51/; Minnesota 4; Illinois 4; Ohio
State 3; Iowa 11/2; Wisconsin 2;
Purdue 0.
Sam Durst, Wolverine number six
man, provided the upset of the day
as he routed Bob Milne of Northwes-
tern in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. Milne
was one of the fa=-writes to take top
honors in this spot. This loss was
the only one suttered in the singles
matches by the Wildcats. Durst's
twist service, aided and abetted by
his accurate forehand drives, had his
foe running in circles as he romped
to an easy win.
Percival Faces Trouble
Capt. Don Percival, the other Wol-
verine singles. player to triumph in
the early rounds, will meet Chet
Murphy, Chicago ace in the semi-
final round tomorrow.
In the doubles matches, the Wol-
verine number one combination, Capt.
Don Percival and Ed Morris, were
unfortunate in the draw, as they
were paired with the Murphy twins,
Chicago aces. The Michigan team
put up a gallant fight, but were com-
pletely out-classed, 6-3, 6-0.
Maroons Unbeatenf
Chicago won all six of its first
round matches in the singles: Bob
Sandler, one-armed netter from Iowa,
won his preliminary and first round
singles matches, as he triumphed over
Hary Chanowitz, of Illinois, 6-4, 7-9,
6-4, and then beat Herb Fuente of
Purdue, 6-3, 6-4.
As a result of the first day of play,
Chet Murphy will meet Percival and
Marv Wachman, Northwestern, will
engage Sandler in the semi-finals of
the number one bracket.
First round matches will be com-
pleted tomorrow with the finals com-
ing on Wednesday.

... Conclude Careers

Palmer, Loar Each
152 To Tie For


Pete Lisagor, Varsity second
sacker, will play his last game for
the Wolverines in today's contest
with Michigan State. FPete has been
hitting the ball at a commendable
.330 clip this season and has been
an important cog in the Michigan,
Reds, Yankees
Add To Leads
ByEasy Wins
CINCINNATI, May 29.-(P)-Lee
Grissom held the Chicago Cubs to
five hits today as the Cincinnati Reds,
with a five-run splurge in the eighth,
won 6 to 3 for their 14th victory in
15 starts.
Gabby Hartnett, Cubs' manager,
said the latter half of the game was
played under protest against an um-
pire's decision.
The Reds got to General Bill Lee,
Earl Whitehill and Jack Russell for
10 blows.
Gabby pasted a ball ags4nst the
side of a passing truck, some 400 feet
from the plate for his circuit clout in
the fifth.
Then, in the last half of the inning
he engaged in futile harangue against
a decision of Umpire George Mager-
kurth holding Ernie Lombardi safe at
second with a double and said he
was playing the remainder of the
game under protest.
BOSTON, May 2J.-1P)--Proving
that they are as apt defensively as
offensively, the Yankees increased
their lead in the American League
today to 61/2 games, downing the Bos-
ton Red Sox 6-1 in the first game
of their series.
The Sox, second place American
League club, threatened on. several
occasions, but the Yankee infield,
tired of being boosted for its hitting
prowess alone, came up with four
smartly executed double plays to cut
off potential runs.
DETROIT, May 29.-(AP)-A club-
bing festival of 31 hits conducted on
virtually a rally-every-inning basis
ended today with the Detroit Tigers
outpointing the St. Louis Browns, 10
to 9, in a panting finish after two
hours and 17 minutes of frolic.
Equaling their best winning streak
of the year-three straight-and
treating a couple of old mates scan-
dalously, the Tigers finally emerged
on top in the last of the ninth when
Pinky Higgins smashed a double to
center to score Red Kress with two
BROOKLYN, May 29.-(P)-For-
rest (Tot) Pressnell came near a per-
fect pitching job today, limiting the
Boston Bees to two hits as he hauled
the Dodgers to their fourth straight
victory by a 1-0 score.
The Dodger run came in the eighth
inning and was started by Pressnell
himself, when he beat out a hit be-
hind second base.

Squad's Total Is 619
EVANSON, Ill., May 29.-(P)-Led
by Capt. Bob Palmer and Jim Loar
who posted 152's, the Michigan golf
squad rests in second place behind
Northwestern at the half-way mark
of the Western Conference golf tour-
Ed Hoagland, Coach Courtright'sG
surprise selection, turned in the sec-
ond best Wolverine score with a 155
for the day's 36 'holes. Jack Emery
stroked a 156 and Tom Tussing shot
the highest of the-Michigan quintet,
a 158.
Wildcat Leads Pack
Chase Fannon, No. 4 player on;
Northwestern's team paced the Wild-
cats with the medal score for the day,
a par 144. Fannon took a three-
stroke lead over Willie Thomsen, Iowa
senior, who was second with a 147.
With an aggregate total of 599, North-
western leads Michigan by 16 strokes
as the Wolverines shot a team total
of 615.
Sid Richardson, defending cham-
pion in the individual race came back
yesterday afternoon) with a sub-par
71 to finish up with a 1 1 following
his teammate Fannon fomsecond low
on the Northwestern team.
Fannon, putting beautifully, regis-
tered four birdies in the first round
and two more in the afternoon. He
was putting for several others, be-
ing on most all the greens in two
Wolverines' Fifth
John David of Puriue finished
third in the race for the individual
title with 150, and Richardson took
undisputed possession of fourth with
his 151. Tied with Palmer and Loar
of Michigan for fifth position were
Frank Perpich and Chester Bland
of Northwestern.
Purdue finished third behind Mich-
igan with 629, and in fourth position
is Minnesota, defending team title-
holder, who turned in a disappoint-
ing 631 to tie with Iowa.
The rolling Kildeer County Club
course took its toll asrWisconsin fin-
ished up with a 632, Illinois 636,
Ohio State 637, Indiana 644 and Chi-
cago 661. Each school has five golf-
ers playing, the scores of the low four
counting as the team's aggregate.
Pick 1939 Cheerleaders
The new members of the Varsity
cheerleading squad are Robert C.
Keetch of Buffalo, N.Y., Walter S.
Flores of Youngstown, Ohio, and
Richard H. Strain o: New Bedford,
Mass., and the alternate is Elmer
M. Steger of Nutley, N.J. The present
members of the squad are Ted
Spangler - head cheerleader and
senior Kenneth K. Kimball with jun-
iors Charles Jaslow, George John-
ston, and Art Treut.

Linksmen Trail
By 16 Points

Barrett, Once Promising Boxer,
Becomes Michigan's Top Miler

Frustrated boxer to third best miler
in the Conference runs the saga of
Edward P. Barrett, Port Huron's con-
tribution to Michigan's track team.
Barrett was a very disappointed
freshman last year when he came to
Ann Arbor. At home, boxing was his
one interest, and though the sport
was banned in high school, he and
several friends formed a boxing club
among themselves.
Winsm127-Pound Title
In his senior year in high school,
Ed entered the Golden Gloves for
the first time. Fighting at 127 pounds,
he won the championship at the
"Thumb" Golden Gloves, and repre-
sented the district in the finals. Here
Barrett was defeated in the semi-
final round, and though he didn't
know it then, his fighting days were
about over.
Came the fall of that year, and
Ed came to Michigan, where he was
unpleasantly surprised to learn that
boxing just wasn't on the curricu-
lum. For almost a whole. semester,
Ed lazed around, doing nothing.
One day a friend who was on the
freshman track team suggested he
come down to work out with him. Ed
jumped. at the chance to do some-
thing, and after a few clays, got run-
ning in- his blood and went out for
the team.
Runs For First Time
He had never before had on track
shoes, so he was slow rounding into
form, and, indeed, was nothing more
than a fair half-miler, which was
the distance he was essaying. How-
ever, in the last time trials of the
year, Barrett ran the mile for the
first time, and did 4:35.I
Encouraged by this showing, Ed
came out for the Varsity last fall,
and was set to running with Ralph
Schwartzkopf in the two mile--a feat
too tough for most two-milers, and
even harder for a half-miler. But
Ed kept at it, and for a while it
seemed as if the race was right for
him. Soon, however, Charley Hoyt
shifted Barrett back to the half-
Cubs Trade With Phils
CINCINNATI, May 29.- (AP) -
Manager Gabby Hartnett today an-
nounced the acquisition from Phila-
delphia of pitcher Claude Passeau in
a straight trade for outfielder Joe
Marty and pitchers Walter Higbe and
Ray Harrell.
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mile, and with veterans Davidson,
Hogan, and Jester running the 880,
it looked rather rough for Ed.
Shifts Once More
But the fighting spirit wouldn't
be beaten, and the slight sophomore
shifted once more, this time to the
mile. It took him until the week be-
fore the Conference. meet to round
into shape for that distance, but
when he did become ready, he
whipped two teammates and Ohio
State's ace distance man, Jim Whit-
taker n the meet with the Buck-
The next week was the Big Tens,
and Michigan was expected to have
one of its two real weaknesses in
the mile. The dopesters didn't figure
on the ex-boxer, though, and as a
consequence when Barrett raced his
way into third place behind Walter
Mehl and Mel Trutt, predictions were
like the track-all wet.
. 4:17 is plenty good for anybody,
still better for a sophomore, and for
Ed Barrett - Well, he had to do
something, didn't he?

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Change Of Style Transforms
Kidwell ito Competent Netter

Chicago, 5-2.
The Lineups:
Pink, of
Trosko, If
Peckinpaugh, 3b
Gedeon, lb
Smick, p
Lisagor, 2b
Steppon, ss
Beebe, c
Ruehle, rf

Michigan State
Diebold, cf
Duncan, ss
Ciolek, rf
Dahlstrom, if
Nuznov, lb
Owen, 2b
Clewicki, 3b
Cook, c
Derrickson, p

Twelve Freshmen Win
Numerals In Baseball
Twelve freshman baseball players
were named yesterday by Coach
Bennie Oosterbaan to receive numer-
al awards. Of these, two are pitchers,
two are catchers, four are infielders
and four are outfielders.
Those winning awards are: Pitch-
ers Paul Goldsmith of Swampscott,
Mass., and Roy Nelson of Struthers,
Ohio; catchers George Harms and
Hanley Wolf, both of Detroit; in-
fielders Bruce Hartwick of Lansing,
Bob Hasseltine of Bristol, Vt., Francis
Chamberlain of Royal Oak and John
Erpelding of Chicago; and outfield-
ers Donald Holman and David Nel-
son both of Detroit, Gus Sharemet
of Hamtramck and Charles Kralovec
of La Grange, Ill.
Indianapolis Race Today
Indianapolis' annual battle of speed
-a daring test of men and motors
that brings upward of $35,000 to the
winner and a new crop of hard luck
stories from 32 other drivers-will be
fought tomorrow before a crowd that
may reach 150,001.

Two years ago, a tall, rangy sopho-
more tennis player stood on the base
line of one of the Ferry Field courts,
lobbing back each and every ball hit
to him. His actions caught the atten-
tion of the coach, and at the same
time irritated him.
If anything roused the coach's ire
it was a "pat-ball" player, and this
sophomore, John Kidwell, was defin-
itely a "pat-baller." Kidwell soon
regretted the fact that he used this
type of play, as it was carefully ex-
plained to him in detail why this
brand of play would never get him
anywhere, and that if he intended to
make the Varsity, he'd better change
his style.
Kidwell took this bit of advice, and
as a result has developed into being
the hardest hitter and one of the out-
standing players on the team. He ex-
plains his "pat-balling" by the fact
that he learned tennis from his older
brother, and due to his brother's
superior play anA strength, the only
way he could return the hard fore-
hand drives, and still garner points,
was to lob the ball back.
Swapped Coupons For Racquet
His tennis days date back to his
early teens when he received his first
racquet by saving coupons which
were redeemable at the neighborhood
grocery store. "This racquet was a
beauty," says John, "it lasted me
longer than any other I have ever
had since."
With his family constantly mov-
ing from Oklahoma, to Indiana, to
California, back to Indiana, and fin-
ally to Michigan, John had a hard
time receiving any instruction in ten-
nis. However, his family finally
settled in Wayne, Michigan, and he
entered high school there.
Tennis, as well as basketball,

caught his interest, and before long
he was top man on the team. In the
off season, he played basketball, but
as John said, "I only played basket-
ball to keep me in shape for tennis."
Regional High School Champ
In his senior year, he won the
regional championship, and repre-
sen ted Wayne in the state finals, but
was eliminated in the semi-final
Upon entrance to Michigan, he
went out for freshman tennis and
was awarded his numerals. In his
sophomore year, he played occasion-
ally at number six singles, and in the
doubles, was paired with Neil Leven-
Last year he moved up to third
singles, and played with Steve Wool-
sey in the doubles. This year for the
third time in three years, his doubles
partner was changed when he paired
with Jim Tobin. In singles, he was
again in number three spot winding
up the season with 14 wins and five
When he is not playing tennis,
Kidwell's favorite pastime is eating.
Shrimps, steaks, and strawberry
shortcake are John's specialty, with
a good long sleep following the re-


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