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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Quadrangular Meet At Indiana
To Test Outdoor Track Chances

Crow4 Of 49,417 Sees Tigers
Drop Opener To Browns, 5-1

By HERM EPSTEIN
Michigan's outdoor track prospects
will get as healthy a testing as they
could have in their first outdoor
meet of the season at Indiana Satur-
day afternoon. This will be a' quad-
rangular meet, with the Hoosiers,
Notre Dame, and Illinois trying to
stop the parade of Wolverine track
victories.
The competition will be in relays,
with six baton events on the list:
four-mile, two-mile, distance med-
ley, sprint medley, one mile and
shuttle hurdles.
Hoosiers Seek Record
According to the Indiana student
paper, the Hoosiers, will attempt to
crack the American two-mile record,
but to do so they will first haveĀ°to
take the measure of Michigan's quar-
tet. The four men, Dye Hogan,
Tommy Jester, Johnny Kautz and
either Capt. Ralph Schwarzkopf or
Ed Barrett, have not yet run to-
gether and are capable of giving the
Hoosiers a real battle.
As has been the case in all the
Relays the Wolverines have taken
part in this year, they will be the
team to beat in every event. The

one-mile brings together Michigan,
Illinois, and Notre Dame-all with
great teams. The distance medley
pits Indiana's record-holding quartet
against Michigan's team which has
also broken the old indoor record.
The four-mile event has Michigan's'
team running against a possible seri-
ous threat by Indiana.
Field Events On Progarm
In addition, this will be the first
chance to see Michigan's strength
in the events added to the program,
when the teams go outdoors: the dis-
cus, javelin, broad. jump, and the
second dash event.
The return of Charlie Decker and
Bud Piel brightens the outlook, even
though both have scarcely had a
reasonable amount of time to get
back in shape.
Piel was in the hospital with an
infected ear and reported for work
just a few days ago. Decker's in-'
jured ankle has kept him from do-
ing the necessary work, but the abil-
ity that has stamped him greatest
vaulting prospect in Michigan's track'
history should bring him up to re-
spectable heights despite the handi-
cap.

lj'ury JiX Hits Grid Practice

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By CHRIS VIZAS
"Keep Smiling" is a very nice
motto, and people like an individual
who always smiles. Now head foot-
ball coach Fritz Crisler appreciates
people with a sunny disposition and
he likes to be included in the group
of- cheerfuls himself.
But there's a limit to everything in
this world and there will come a day
when an individual just can't force
himself to put,a shining glow on his
face. Crisler is still smiling, that is
more or less, but he's reached the
stage where it has to be forced.
He took a double shot of troubles
yesterday when freshman tackle Pete
Gritis had his nose broken and year-
ling Lloyd Thompson was told by
the doctor earlier in the day that
the pain in his arm that he com-
plained of Monday was a fractured
wrist.
Gritis is rated as one of the better
tackles among the newcomers and

was expected to add some much need-
ed reserve strength at the tackle
posts, and Thompson was attracting
quite a bit of attentign as a guard.
Last fall on the freshman squad
Lloyd played tackle but was switched,
this spring.
They're liable to have quite a few
bad afternoons because of these in-
juries, and Fritz Crisler's smile is
taking a beating these days because
too many ofTthe players are having
off days. The virtue of consistency
is lacking, and championship teams
are made up of a majority of players
who don't bog down.
This on again-off again business is
due to two factors. First the late
start of the training season because
of inclement weather has prevented
the gridders from getting into top
condition, and secondly, afternoon
laboratories are adding to the incon-
sistent showing of some of the men,
since they are unable to attend prac-
tice regularly.

CHICAGO, April 16. -(P)- Bob
Feller of Cleveland, with an amazing
opening-game performance, pitched
a no hit game today as the Indians
beat the Chicago White Sox 1 to 0.
As 14,000 fans cheered, the 21-year-
old mound star entered baseball's
hall of fame. Ray Mack, Indians
second baseman, knocked down Taft
Wright's hard smash and threw him
out on a close play to end the game.
It was the first no hit game in
the majors since Monte Pearson beat
the Indians Aug. 27, 1938, at New
York.
Coffman Beats Newsom
DETROIT, April 16.-(P)--George
(Slicker) Coffman, Detroit castoff,
pitchel the St. Louis Browns to a
5 to 1 victory over the Tigers to-
day. A crowd of 49,417, largest open-
ing day throng in either major
league, sat in chilly April weather for
the contest.
The Tigers got away to a one run
lead in the opening inning but saw
it fade as the Brownies tallied two
runs off Louis (Buck) Newsom in
the fifth.
Homer Parade
CINCINNATI, April 16.--(A')--The
National League Champion Cincin-
nati Reds won their first opening
day victory since 1932 today, blast-
ing a pair of home runs for a 2 to 1
decision over Chicago's Cubs before
a capacity crowd of 34,342.
All three scores came via the cir-
Fisher Squad
Faces Battle
In Title Quest
By NORM MILLER
If Coach Ray Fisher and his Wol-
verine diamond gladiators are har-
boring any notions about capturing
the Big Ten baseball pennant this
season, they'd better prepare for a
long, hard astruggle on the Confer-
ence battle front in order to realize
their objective.
A perusal of the rosters and early
season performances of several of
the varsity's opponents foreshadows
one of the closest pennant scrambles
in years with no less than five other
outstanding contenders for the cov-
eted title.
The following are sketches of the
prospects of Michigan's foremost ob-
stacles in the Big Ten flag race:
Illinois: Your reporter's best bet
for the crown . . . veterans in every
position, except catcher, including
Capt. Pyrz, Hapac, Drish and pitch-
ers Grant and Alexander . . . have
already won eight games and lost
two . . . opened Conference season
with 11-7 and 1-0 triumphs over
Northwestern . . . have six regulars
batting .300 or better.
Iowa: Defending champs again
have a strong team . . . led by co-
captains Jim George who paced Con-
ference batters last year with a mark
of .452 and Harold Haub, league's
leading pitcher . . . latter shut out
Purdue, 2-0, in Hawkeyes' opener,
fanning 11 men . . grid captain
Prasse, key man in infield, batting
.347 . . . Iowans have von nine and
tied one thus far.
Minnesota: Another team loaded
with veterans, including George
Boerner, star outfielder and Con-
ference batting runnerup last year
. mound corps led by Stan Sowa,
southpaw knuckle-ball artist, unde-
feated in two years of Big Ten com-
petition . . . Gophers won four out
of six games on southern trip against
Tulane, L. S. U. and Mississippi
State.
Purdue: Has seven lettermen in
starting lineup and promises to be
right in the thick of the race . .
infield built around co-captains Fe-
lix Mackiewicz, third-baseman who

led team with .368 average in '39,
and Wayne Hearne . . . quantitative-
ly weak in pitching with Bob Baily,
who had second best earned-run
average in Conference last year, only
tried hurler
Indiana: Conference runners-up
have top-notch mound staff led by
Dave Gentil, who defeated Michigan
last year, and Don Hundley . . . Boz
Stoshitz back to handle catching
duties . . . Hoosiers also have veter-
ans Don Danielson and Mike Kos-
man in the infield and a pair of
hard-hitting outfielders in lettermen
Bob Dro and Jock Corriden

cuit drive route. Augie Galan
crashed one for the Cubs. Frank
McCormick laced a line drive over
the center field wall in the third.
Ival Goodman's long smash in the
eighth settled the issue.
World Champs Lose
PHILADELPHIA, April 16.-(')-
Lovill (Chubby) Dean, a chunky
little southpaw, took full charge of
the local American League opening
festivities today as the Philadelphia
Athletics edged out the world cham-
pion New York Yankees 2 to 1 in 10
innings before 20,817.
Grove Shows Form
WASHINGTON, April 16. -(1?)-
Pitching his extra best before Presi-
dent Roosevelt and scores of promi-
nent persons, the veteran Lefty Grove
let Washington down with two hits
today to give Boston a 1 to 0 victory
in the opening game of the 1940 base-
ball season. He retired the first 21
Washington batters in order.
Wyatt Hurls Shutout
BOSTON, April 16. -(i)- The
Brooklyn Dodgers gave an indica-
tion of the terror they may be to
the rest of the National League by
shutting out the Boston Bees 5 to 0
today on the five-hit hurling of Whit-
low Wyatt.
Frisch Makes Debut
ST. LOUIS, April 16. -(iP)- The
improved Pittsburgh Pirates, under
the managemerit of Frankie Frisch,
leader of the world championship
St. Louis Cardinals in 1934, won
their season'opener from the Cardi-
nals, 6 to 4, today before a crowd
of 16,600 fans.
Phillies Drop Giants
NEW YORK, April 16.-(IP)-A two
run homer by Gus Suhr in the eighth
inning capitalized on Kirby Higbe's
three-hit pitching today to give the
Philadelphia Phillies a 3 to 1 victory
over the New York Giants before an
opening day crowd of 20,000 fans.

The Inside Dope . -- the
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fT WAS with purpose aforethought Tig
that we waited one day before rec
making our long-awaited-with-bat- rea
ed-breath-predictions about the 1940 lea
baseball season. But the first day's prc
games bears out, in the fullest, our (
own thoughts about the 'matter. abo
Before we let you in .on what tell
has become known to the sport- whE
ing world as "the inside," we'll wif
philosophize about the advan- cot
tage of propounding predilec- bet
tions (which come out as pre- Wh
dictions) at this time. It is very
simple and the theory is a sound the
one: if you hit them somewhere sh
ovei
near correctly, you can always fina
remind your readers about that
fact (which of course you ex- 1.
pected all the time) or else you
can benevolently let the whole
matter slide. If you've missed,
then no one read them in the
first place, or if he has he's for-
gotten about them anyhow.
Before sounding off we'll general- a
ize briefly on the strength of various
and assorted teams in the American
and what has been kindly cal1id
the National League.
1jew York Yankees: Burning ques-
tion in baseball hot stove league is
whether or not it'll be a fifth term
for the Yankees. Team hasn't hit-
ting, pitching or fielding-only rep-
utation.
New York Giants: Mayor Laguar-
dia threw out first ball in opener-
probably only good pitching Giants
will see all season. Bill Terry should
hire him for the rest of the season.
Cincinnati Reds: Since the inva-
sion of Finland this club has lost
favor-except Jello which has six
delicious favors. Jack Benny as
pitcher would help.
St. Louis Cardinals: Spring was
late in coming but the Redbirds
won't have the same trouble. House
of Cards will fall-right on rest of
league's head.
Brooklyn Dodgers: Show? Sho as

Golfers Whip Southern Foes

Correction
Genuine Russell Moccasins
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State Street at Liberty

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Michigan's touring golfers had
four scalps dangling on their golf
bags when they returned home after
a very profitable. Southern tour that
ended at Ohio State where Coach
Courtright's mashie wielders took
the Buckeyes to camp for their first
Big Ten win of the season.
The power-packed duo of Capt.,
Bob Palmer and little Jack Emery
led the Wolverines throughout the
entire trip. "They were almost un-
beatable," Courtright said.
To start things off right, Tennes-
see fell before the Wolverine forces,
20%-12. The hard swinging varsity
then duplicated that top-heavy score
when they met Georgia Tech at
Atlanta. Victory number three came
at Athens, Ga., where the University
of Georgia lost to the Maize and
It_ _ _ _ _ _

Blue as Palmer, Emery and Bill
Black led a 131%1-412 rout.
The Wolverines finished third in
the Southern Intercollegiate tourna-
ment behind a record-breaking Lou-
isiana State foursome and Duke Uni-
versity as they took 618 strokes to
the 601 for the winners
Tom Tussing and Capt.. Palmer
qualified for the championship flight
as Tussing carded a 75-77--152 and
Palmer one stroke behind with
rounds of 77-76--153. The Wolverine
captain was runner-up for the title
and was rewarded with a gold medal.
Saturday finds the Michigan State
team that whipped the Wolverines
twice last year playing here on the
University course. The following
Monday, another conqueror of Mich-
igan plays here as Notre Dame comes
for a duat match.

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