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THE i~MICHIGAN DILYf

Ace Wolverine Hurler

At New York Athletic Club Pool

IN THIS CORNER
By MEL FINEBERG_

NEW YORK, April 3-Michigan's
Western Conference and National
Collegiate swimming champions had
the largest invading delegation at
the luxurious New York Athletic
Club here today and appeared headed
for their third major title of the year
When the two-day National AAU
Senior Indoor Championships get
underway tomorrow.
What will probably be the amazing
thing about this meetis- that Mich-
igan will get its most powerful threat
from the diving-charged assault of
the Ohio State Buckeyes and not
from Bob Kiphuth's Yale Bulldogs,
who finished a closed second last
week-end and who defeated the Mike
Peppe squad by an overwhelming
score in a dual meet earlier in the
year.
Eli Balance Offset
The Eli all-around balance will be
lost in the galaxy of notables who
will perform here tomorrow and Sat-
urday. Even Howie Johnson and Rene
Chouteau will have their, difficulties
in the distance events. Aside from
those they faced in the Collegiates
will be Tom Taynie, the last year's
Michigan ace who will represent the
Detroit AC here, Chicago Lane Tech's
sensation, Otto Jeratz, and several
other experienced veterans.
The Flying Frenchman won't be
able to compete in his 1500-meter
gruelling grind, because that event
isn't listed on the AAU card. An-
other difference from last week's
program is that the amateur title
clash calls for a 300-yard individual
medley race and not a 50-yard free-
style sprint.
Ohio with its tremendous diving
strength is almost sure of 20 points
in Al Patnik and Earl Clark, his
recent conqueror. Mike Peppe also
has Johnny Higgins in the breast-
stroke for other possible points, but
just where he'll wind up is a prob-
lem. There's far more here than
Princeton's Ed Parke who gave him
competition in the Collegiate meet.

The veteran Dick Hough. formerly
from Princeton, Michigan's phenom-
enal freshman, Jim Skinner, who
will enter unattached, Dick Gantler,
she kid star from Blair Academy,
are among the notables in this
event.
Michigan will base its chances on
its two great relay teams, che talk
of the - Collegiates, sophomore Gus
Sharemet, Francis Heydt in the
backstroke and divers Strother "T-
Bone" Martin arid Hal Benham.
Sharemet Favored
.Michigan's freestyle relay quartet
cracked the world's record Saturday
night and the medley team's timing'
was the fourth fastest in history.
Sharemet, through his brilliant work
in New Haven, will be favored to
come through even against the in-
.experienced efforts of Peter Fick,
the defending sprint champion, and
Walter Spence, both representing the
New York AC, and Walt Tomski, the
former Michigan natator who will
swim for the Detroit AC.
Heydth willhave his difficulties
against the same Al Vande Weghe of
Princeton who defeated him last
week-end and the top-heavy favor-
ite Adolph Kiefer from the Chicago
Towers Club, formerly called the
Medinah AC. Kiefer recently swam
220-yard the dorsal style in 2:22.4
which is far faster than 99 and
44/100 per cent of the swimmers in
the world could have done it free-
style.
Martin, who finished third in the
high board at the Collegiates, and
Benham, who finished fourth in the
lows, will face almost the same field
as last week with the addition of
Al Greene from the Illinois AC.
With that many possible points,
Matt Mann's irrepressible Wolverines
ought to roar on to their third big
title of the year here this week-end.
All freshman baseball 'candi-
dates are requested to report to
the Yost Field House with own

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Winchell Leads In
Dorm Standings
After a full week of activity, the
Residence Hall sports program will
be curtailed until after Spring Va-
cation. The track meet took up the
major portion of the week's sportt
program what with working out in
preparation for the all important
meet by the numerous participants."

Russ Dobson is expected to take
up most of the pitching slack on
Coach Ray Fisher's 1940 edition of
the Wolverine nine. Upon Dobson's
right arm rests the chances for a
successful invasion of the South.
Phi Delts Advance
In Fraternity Race
Kegling its way to first place in
the fraternity bowling league, Phi
Delta Theta has added 30 points to
its total. Should the Phi Delts de-
feat Psi Upsilon this afternoon in
the fourth place squash platyoffs,
their 1,038 total will advance to 1,073,
only one point behind the league lead-
ing Psi Upsilon.
Psi Upsilon ..... . ... 1074
Phi Delta Theta ..........1038
Sigma Chi ................ 937j
Theta Xi .................874
Delta Tau Delta . ......... 853
Phi Kappa Psi ............ 806
Phi Beta Delta ............ 802
Phi Gamma Delta ........ 787
Lambda Chi Alpha ........ 759
Sigma Nu........ ......755
DodgersSign New Coach
ROME, Ga., April 3. -m(P)- The
Booklyn Dodgers announced today
the signing of Ben Tinup, former
National League pitcher,

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(Today's column is written by Herb
Lev, assistant sports editor.)
Here They Are . .
Only two copies of the Michigan
Daily separate us from the opening
of another Major League baseball
season, so rather than be accused
of waiting for any inside informa-
tion, we'll take out our crystal ball
while the teams are still way down
South in Dixie and give out a few
tips on how American League race
will stack up.
CINCH CHOICE . .. True, Ruff-
ing, Dickey and Crosetti can't be
classed as chickens, but like other
products of the late Colonel Ruppert,
the Yankees seem to mellow. with
age. True, Babe Dahlgren won't
come close to filling Lou Gehrig's
shoes, but then, who else is there?
New York by 10 games.
DARK HORSE .. . There's
nothing we hate more than to be
accused of partiality but a pitch-
ing staff headed by Bob Feller
and'including Harder, Milnar,
Eisenstat, and Hudlin in addition
to the comeback bent Johnnies,
Allen and Humphries deserves
more than a fleeting glance. And '
if the collegiate keystone combi-
nation of Lou Boudrea and Ray
Mack come through half as well
as they did in the Hot Stove
League the past winter, there
may be real reason to fear the
Indians of Cleveland
OVERRATED . . If Tom
Yawkey's millions could influence
the moguls to adopt a substitute
for pitching this summer, the
Red Sox might figure. But as
it looks today Beantown will
have to repose in the glory of
Jimmy Foxx and Ted Williams
and their mighty bats and the
all-around brilliance of Bobby
Netters Leave
On Annual Trip
Play Six Games On Tour
Before Big Ten Opener
Tomorrow afternoon Coach Leroy
Weir and a squad of seven Michigan
netmen will start on their annual
southern invasion.
Although the squad has been
picked, Coach Weir has not yet
named the players that will start,
If Jim Tobin's knee has healed suf-
ficiently he will take over the num-
ber one spot with Capt. Sam Durst
at number two, but if the knee does
not hold up, Durst will take over the
top position. The other four posi-
tions and the doubles teams will be
decided in playoffs to be held today.
The team will engage in six mat-
ches in six days, beginning with Vir-
ginia Military Institute on Monday.
They then meet Virginia U., Duke,
Presbyterian College, George Wash-
ington U., and Maryland U. on the
next five days.
Following the Maryland match,
the Wolverines will head home to pre-
pare for the opening of the Big Ten
season, which begins on April 26,
with a match against Purdue.
Last year the netters had a suc-
cessful trip, winning five and drop-
ping but one match. They lost that
match to Virginia, against whom the
play their second match this year.
This season Coach Weir will be con-
tent if his team can come through
with an even split.

Doerr. We won't even take
guess on Dom DiMag.

LONG SHOT . . . The Old Fox,
Clark Griffith pulled another fast
one when he secured Gerald Walker
and his potent stick in exchange for
a couple of guys named Joe. He dug
up another gem in young Sid Hud-
son, whose mound victories will great-
ly outnumber the thousands of dol-
lars laid out for his contract. If
Griff didn't get stuck with a $40,-
000 lemon in shortstop Jimmy Pofahl,
who has exhibited glaring throw-
ing weakness, Washington might well
be on the road back.
MAYBE NEXT YEAR . .. Now
that, vacation is upon us and we'll
be leaving the environs of Detroit, it's
safe to place the Tigers in fifth place.
The infeld lacks smoothness, Teb-
betts has never caught a full season,
and though the pitching staff shows
promise, only Bridges and Newsom
are proven big leaguers.
ON THE DOWNGRADE . .
One needs only to imagine Juli-
us Solters and Taft Wright in
the same outfield to realize that
the White Sox are getting no-
where fast. The end of the trail
is approaching for Ted Lyons and
Clint Brown, leaving most of
the hurling burden on young
Dungan Rigney. The infield is a
fine defensive unit but lacks
power and ditto for regular cat-
cher Mike Tresh. A sad summer
for Chicago.
SEVERAL YEARS AWAY ...
Slowly but surely with emphasis
on the former, Connie Mack is
moulding another pennant theat.
But he'll have to virtually re-
make a pitching staff now stud-
ded with unknowns before his
team can be seriously consid-
ered. At the moment Philadel-
phia can boast an outfield coin-
parable to any, two top-notch
catchers and an infield lacking
only in experience.
1,000 to 1 . , And no takers. If
Fred Haney is. successful in secur-
ing a few more Yankee discards, he
may eventually lead his St. Louis
crew as high as seventh place. But
little hope now.
--Herb Lev

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Lloyd House ..............
Wenley House....: ...
Fletcher Hall............
Michigan House...... .
Williams, House.........
Allen Rumsey...........
Chicago House.........
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FLINT, April 3.-(/l')-Announce
ment by President Thomas J. Hal
ligan that the Brooklyn Dodger
had agreed to operate at Gran
Rapids apparently removed the las
obstacles from the path of the nei
Michigan State Baseball Leagui
a Class C circuit.
Previously promotion of the leagi
was halted because of the inabilit
of the Brooklyn Club to obtain
park at Grand Rapids at what
termed a suitable rental.
Halligan said that Branch Ricke)
Jr., an official of the Brooklyn clul
telephoned him from Americus, Ga
and said the Dodgers would supply
manager, players and an undisclose
amount of money

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ORLANDO, Fla., April 3.-(/P-)-A
game between the Senators and the
St. Louis Cardinals was halted by
rain in the fourth inning today with
Washington leading, 2 to 0.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., April
3.-/P)--Monte Pearson. the veter-
an righthander who pitched a no-hit
no-run game for the New York Yan-
kees in 1938, duplicated the feat
today for five innings as the World
Champions thumped Oklahoma City
8 to 1.
The Texas Leaguers got four hits
and a run off Lee Grissom, who fin-
ished the game.
WAYCROSS, Ga., April 3. -(A)--
The Cleveland Indians turned on
the New York Giants, their travel-
ing companions, with a 19 hit assault
today that brought an easy 9 to 5
victory. '
ROME, Ga., April 3.-(R)-A home
run by Pete Coscarart with two on
in the eighth gave the. Brooklyn
Dodgers half of their runs today in
a 6 to 1 triumph over the Atlanta
Crackers of the Southern Association.
Boston (N) .. 100 200 001- 4 9 1
Newark (IL) 103 131 01x-10 14 0
Posedel, Early, Barnicle and An-
drews, Masi; Branch, Washburn and
Sears.
Chicago (N) .. 300 010 000-4 10 1
Chicago (A) .. 312 000 00x-6 8 01
Passeau and Todd; Dietrich, Smith
and Turner, Tresh.
Tigers Leave Florida
LAKELAND, Fla., April 3.-(/P)-
The Detroit Tigers said goodbye to
Florida's sunshine tonight as they
hopped aboard a sleeper and head-
ed for home.

Ball Club En Route To Southland
To Face Strongest Teams In Dixie

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By NORM MILLER -
One of the stiffest and most color-
ful spring trips in Michigan baseball
history awaits the squad of 16 Wol-
verines who left Ann Arbor by auto-
mobile yesterday afternoon for the
sunny climes of Dixie.
There are very few breathers on
the eight-game schedule that Coach
Ray Fisher has arranged for the Wol-
verines, and several of the campuses
that the team will visit are listed
among the most picturesque in the
country.
Open Against Tar Heels
The first stop will be Chapel Hill,
N.C., where Michigan opens against
a strong University of North Carolina
team. The Tar Heels' lineup includes
four veterans who hit well over .300
last year, including George Stirn-
weiss, one of the nation's star quar-
terbacks.,
North Carolina has already de-
feated Maryland and has dropped
two one-run decisions to Pennsyl-
vania and Harvard.
The next stop on the schedule will
be Duke University, one of the most
beautiful campuses in all Dixie.
Coached by Jack Coombs, former
Philadelphia Athletics great, the Blue
Devils year in and year out produce
one of the best teams in the. South.
Duke routed Harvard, 14-0, Tues-
day and should provide the Wolver-
ines with their stiffest opposition on
the trip. Realizing this fact, Fisher
is planning on pitting Jack Barry, his
ace righthander against the 'Devils.
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Next on the Michigan itinerary will
be Lexington, Va., where the Wolver-
ines will visit historic Washington
and Lee and Virginia Military Insti-

tute. Here Capt. Charlie Pink and
his mates will face Bob Gregerson,
Washington and Lee speedball artist
who recently pitched a one-hit shut-
out against Ohio State. V.M.I., whom
the Wolverines edged out 2-1 last
year, have lost several men by grad-
uation and shouldn't prove too hard
to beat.
Following V.M.I. comes the United
States Naval Academy, coached -by
Max Bishop, another former Phila-
delphia Athletics star, and the Uni-
versity of Virginia, seat of learning
of numerous American statesmen.
The latter defeated the Wolverines,
2-1, last year and again have a strong
team.
The University of Maryland,
coached by Joe Judge, ex-Washing-
ton Senator first-baseman, will be
Michigan's next foe. The Terrapins,
paced by Hugh Keller, younger broth-
er of Charlie of the New York Yan-
kees, have broken even in four games
played thus far, one of their victories
being over Dartmouth.
Out For Revenge'
The Wolverines wind up their
southern jaunt, Saturday, April 13,
at the Nation's Capital with an en-
counter against Georgetown. The
game with the Hoyas is a fitting cli-
max for the trip, since Michigan will
be out to avenge last year's 12-11
defeat in which Georgetown staged
a sensational four-run rally in the
ninth inning to whip the Wolverines.

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