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"h4 1940TUE lTCHiTCNN. DrY
atorsVie For AAU Crown; Nine Opens With Tar He

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Relay Teams
Carry Varsity
Titular Hopes
Maize And Blue Favored
To Dethrone Buckeyes;
Jim Skinner To Swim
(Continued :rom Page 1)

Veteran Backstop

faster. field here in New York ti
weekend, but the experts say the fas
ter the field, the faster the Gus. Pete
Fick, the New York AC star, who h:
won five staight indoor centuri
and four outdoor titles, will be bac
once again, but even that does
keep Sharemet from being the dope
sters' choice. Fick holds the world'
record of 51 seconds flat. His tean
mate, who will also compete, Walt
Spence, holds the intercollegiate mar
of :51.6. Walt Tomski, the ex
Michigan performer, Paul Wolf, tb
Southern Califqrnia star who place
second in the Collegiates, Howi
Johnson of Yale, along with sever
other speedsters will fill out the al
star field.
Hough In Breast Stroke
Probably the feature event on tU
two-day card is the 220-yard breast
stroke with Princeton's Dick Houg
last year's "Outstanding Swimme
defending his title against unquec
tionably the fastest group that he
ever competed in this stroke.
'For the old school of veterans in
eluding, Hough and Johnny Higgir
from Ohio will find a younger gene
ation around that can really trav
via the butterfly method. Headii
the list of youths is Ann Arbor's ov
Jim Skinner, the Michigan freshma
ace, who won the outdoor title la
summer in Detroit.
Heading the list of backstrokei
on hand for tomorrow's clash is t
r amazing dorsal star from Chicag+
Adolph Kiefer, who will be favor
to win in world record time or there
alfout. Even Al Vande Weghe, th
great collegian from Princeton, is n
in Kiefer's class, but the Tiger ve
elan will probably wind up in U.
runner-up spot. Also in the runnin
will be Francis Heydt of Michigan
Haynie To Meet Clark
The distance events will bring ba
Tom Haynie, last year's Michiga
captain who will swim along wit
Tomski for the Detroit A.C. this tim
"Tireless Tom" will have his greate
competition from Wayne's Andy Cla
in the 440 and Yale's Johnson in t
'The National AAU diving even
both high and low board, will
course find Patnik and Clark leadii
the way both nights with Stroth
Martin and Hal Benham carrying tt
Michigan hopes.

Russ Dobson
Slated To Hurl
Curtain Raiser
Sophomores Chamberlain
And Holman Or Nelson
To Start For Michigan
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 4.-_
Coach Ray Fisher and his Michigan
baseball team arrived here today to
launch their 1940 season against the
University of North Carolina nine
tomorrow afternoon at Varsity Field.
Lanky Russ Dobson, bespectacled
righthand curve-ball artist, has been
selected to start on the mound for
the Wolverines. Fisher plans on
keeping Dobson in the box as long as
the latter feels right, and relieving
him with Lyle Bond or Mickey Stod-
dard should Russ tire.
Fisher Has Six Vets
The Wolverines, with but three
days outdoor practice behind them,
will take the field with six veterans
in the eight remaining positions.
Evashevski will start behind the plate;
Ruehle on first base; Steppon, sec-
ond, Sofiak at shortstop and sopho-
more Bud Chamberlain at third.
The outfield will be comprised of
Trosko in left field, Captain Pink in
center, Don Holman in right field
against right-hand pitching j.nd
Davie Nelson against southpaws.,-
The Tar Heels have already played
four games on their season's sched-
ule. The Southerners opened with an
8-7 victory over Maryland and
dropped the next three games to
Penn, Harvard and Cornell, the first
two being one-run decisions.
Benton Takes Mound
Coach Bunn Hearn, who prepped
'such stars as Burgess Whitehead, Lew
Riggs, Nate Andrews, Johnny Hum-
phries and Johnny Peacock for their
major league careers, will probably
start Horace "Red" Benton, veteran
right-hander, on the mound against
the Wolverines. Benton was defeat-
ed by Harvard, Monday, by the score

New Mat Captain

Forest FEvashevski, captain-elect
of the Michigan football team, had
to sit on the bench two years be

fare he got his chance
the mask and mitt re
the varsity nine, butt
he is number one man fo
I-M, Sports:
Baseball Will
After Spring
Competition in five
baseball leagues willc

to put on
gularly for
this season
!or the posi-

open Tues-

he day, April 16.. Ninety-four teams
ot will battle for the titles this year.
with the 41-team fraternity division
ng drawing the largest turnout.
Special interest will be centered
on the new Residence Hall loop,
ck where nine squads will participate in
an the first year of competition.
th Theta Chi will be defending the
1s crown it won last season against the
rk large fraternity field, while 20 Pro-
he fessional Fraternity teams will be
f ighting for the championship taken
ts, last year by Phi Delta Phi. In the 16-
of team Independent circuit, the Has
ng Beens will be the defending titlehold-
er ers, while eight teams will compete
he for the Faculty League crown, now in
the hands of the Bacteriology nine.

of 6-5.
The lineups:
Pink .......of
Sofiak . ... ss
Steppon .. 2
Evashevski . .c
Trosko . if
Chamberlain 3
Holman or
Nelxon .. rf
Dobson . .M.. p

Topkins ...... ss
Mathes .......If
Stirnweiss .... .2
Mallory .......cf
Reynolds .... 1
Jennings .... rf
Rich .........3

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..its colors, flattering. Flattering,
too, is that felt binding...a new touch.

Linksmen Open
At Tennessee
The Tennessee Volunteers will play
host to a touring band of Michigan
golfers Saturday as the Wolverines
start their annual "Swing in the
Despite their two-year Southern
record of 10 matches won, one lost
and one tied, the Wolverines will
enter this match as the underdog,
for not one man on Coach Court-
right's veteran squad has completed
a round of golf so far this season.
Last year Capt. Bob Palmer and
Tom Tussing led a 14-7 conquest of
Tennessee while the small but mighty
Jack Emery took medal honors in a
14-4 lacing the Wolverines dealt out
to Georgia Tech, whom they meet
again this year in their second match
April 9.
On April 10 the mashie wielders
lock clubs with Georgia at Athens.
They are entered in the Southern
Intercollegiate Tournament starting
the following day. In addition to
the five seniors who will already be
on hand, sophomores John Leidy,
Dave Osler and Goodwin Clark and
Ken Johnson, a senior, will augment
the Maize and Blue forces.
All freshman baseball candi-
dates are requested to report to
the Yost Field House with own
equipment Monday, April 15 at
at 3:00 p.m.
Ernie McCoy, Freshman Coach

Bill Combs, one of the most col-
orful wrestlers on Cliff Keen's
grappling squad was honored last
night by his teammates as they
selected him to succeed Butch Jor-
dan as their new captain. Combs
is undefeated in dual meet compe-
tion this year.
Mat men Elect
Combs Captain
For, Next Year
The University of Michigan wrest-
ling team, runner-up to Indiana in
the Western Conference and to Okla-
homa A. & M. and the Hoosiers in
the National Intercollegiates, met in
the Founders' Room of the Michigan
Union last night and elected Bill
Combs as its 1940 mat captain. The
popular Oklahoman received a unan-
imous vote for the captaincy at the
annual letterman's banquet given by
Coach Cliff Keen.
Combs succeeds Forrest "Butch"
Jordan in the honor position and
from all appearances will lead an-
other highly successful mat team
during next year's campaigns. The
Tulsa junior returned to the team
after an absence during the first
semester this year and began his por-
tion of the season with a victory at
155 pounds in the Michigan State
An injured knee kept him from the
championship in the recent Big Ten
meet. As Michigan's other finalist, he
fell before Ohio State's Tony Mon-
tonaro, 9 to 5, but defeated Morton
of Minnesota in the consolation mat-
ches to take second and add three
points to his team's total. Bill also
took a second in the National Inter-
collegiate tournament at Champaign
last weekend and is rated as one of
the two top wrestlers in the country
at 145 pounds. He was nipped in his
final match by Harold Masem, East-
ern Intercollegiate Champion, from
Bill was right up at the top in 1939
also. He breezed into a second place
in the Conference meet with a vic-
tory over Kemp of Iowa and was de-
feated only by Henson, Oklahoma A.
& M., twice national champ, at 155, in
the nationals. Depending upon speed
Combs has run up a brilliant string of
dual competition victories during his
wrestling career for the Wolverines.
Mangrum Shatters Par;
Leads Masters' Tourney
AUGUST, Ga., April 4. -(4)-
Lloyd Mangrum, 24-year-old assistant
pro from Oak Park, Ill., broke the
Augusta National golf club couise
record by two strokes today as he
shot an eight-under-par 64 that gave
him the first-round lead in the sev-
enth annual Masters Golf Tourna-
The Texas-born newcomer, one of
the last two players to qualify for
this all-star competition, played each
nine in 32 strokes.

Frosh Gridders Launch Battle
For Varsity Positions Next Fall
By CHRIS VIZAS 1 badly handicapped as far as attend-
Cold raw winds don't hamper the I ing practice regularly goes because
Wolverine gridders these days, but it of afternoon classes and late labora-
simply invigorates them. Take yes- tores.
terday for example, the boys got so
fired up that the grounds keeper will But those who were present, like
have to re-sod part of South Ferry the veteran quarterback Jack Meyer,
Field. who is making a comeback, tackle
Especially damaging, but pleasing I Flop Flora, Bill Melzow, center Bob
to Coach Fritz Crisler, was the work Ingalls and Ed Frutig displayed a
done by several freshmen. Banging
away as if every play counted were scrappy spirit and a determination
linemen Pete Gritis, a tackle, and to work hrd.
Glenn Ireland, guard. Both boys hit Vets Report
hard and sharp and appear to be Meyer turned in some good block-
theats to some of the varsity men. ing in the backfield as Flora and
Day Shows Speed Ingalls continued to turn in some
Also included in the yearling group fine work on the front line as they
of standouts was half-back Frank kept up with a bunch of rough riding
Daiy who demonstrated plenty of freshmen, who considered the biting
speed and a knack for finding the wind as a tonic.
holes that were opened up for him. At the close of the session yester-
While Crisler was satisfied with day Crisler announced that he would
the work of these men and of the pick the team for next fall at the
group as a whole, he was disap- end of spring practice, which means
pointed at the small turnout for the that the impression the spring grid-
last practice before vacation. Too, ders make will go a long way in
the fact that a majority of the players determining the selections. As one
were first year men caused a couple f-eshman remarked at the close of
of wrinkles to blend in with the practice, "Opportunity only knocks
Crisler smile. once, do you hear it boys?" Which
However, some of the veterans are all adds up to the fact that a high-
ly rated group of rookies is going to
give the regulars a battle for their
In Tile posts.
Grapefruit TH EE- AY-PE
AUGUSTA, Ga., April 4.-(A')-A
pitching duel between Carl Hubbell
and Bob Feller that would have elated FlM
thousands in a major league city I FA
was offered for the edification of COMPLETE RUN OF Sid
500 fans today as the Cleveland In-
dians stopped the New York Giants ENTIRE SPRING STO(
1 to 0. $5.00 FREEMAN SHO
Feller, working easily, scattered six WHITES, SPORTS, PLA
hits in seven innings while Hubbell
was touched for seven in six frames.
Cleveland (A) .. 100 000 000-1 9 1Wr
New York (N) .. 000 000 000-0 6 0
Feller, Al Smith and Hemsley; Hub- 122 E. Liberty St..,. Phone 8(
bell, Brown and Danning.
4' * *
LUBBOCK, Tex., April 4.-(P)-
After Chicago's White Sox had tak-
en advantage of big Johnny Gee's
wildness to go ahead 8 to 1, the Pitts-
burgh Pirates came back with some M A NA T
robust hitting against Jack Knott to -- -
nose out the American Leaguers, 10 THE DOWNTOWN STO.
to 9 today in an exhibition game.
Pittsburgh (N) 001 050 22x-10 14 6
Chicago (A) 020 060 010- 9 8 6
Gee, Lanning, Lanahan and Davis;
Lyons, Knott and Turner, Sylvestri.S e
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 4. 300 SOUTH h
-(AP)-The Philadelphia Nationals
started a two week exhibition tour
in reverse today, taking a 7 to 1
drubbing from Minneapolis of the
American Association.
FT. WORTH, Tex.,hApril 4. -(P)-
George Caster pitched shutout bal
for six innings today as the Philadel-
phia Athletics turned back Fort
Worth, 1939 Texas League champions
5 to 3, in an exhibition game. Caster,
gave up five hits.
* * *
New York (A) 020 201 010- 6 9 2
Tulsa (Te) .. 010 701 01x-10 14 1
Reis, Hildebrand and Rosar; Bark-
elew, Milstead and Sueme, Steiner.
* * *
Boston (A) .. 102 500 401-13 15 1
Cincinnati (N) 000 100 200-3 3
Dickman, Hash and Peacock; Der-
ringer, Beggs, Turner, Barrett and
Lombardi, Baker.
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Get the Boys
Get the gang together tonight
for a celebration at that favor-
ite eating place of so many stu-
dents. Form a dinner party,
make reservations in advance.

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