THE MICHIGAN DAIIYYPGEm*
Wolverines, Hoosiers Lead Field In Drake Relay
By Mel Fineberg
Professional Angles . ..
THERE ARE lots of angles to turn-f
ing professional in any sport butj
one which some people take into con-
sideration when turning professional
is money. Mercenary, material, crass
as it may appear, it still warrants
some thought. And, on the other
side, the professionals also consider
the same element in making offers..
Take the case of Eldon "Spike"
James, for instance. Spike has been
the Michigan goalie for the past three
years and earned the admiration of
all who watched-including some-
what irked opponents. Larry Arm-
strong, much-maligned Minnesota
mentor (as pretty an alliteration as
we've seen in many a day, by the}
way), commended him to the man-
agement of the Chicago Black Hawks
for whom he does a bit of material
So In a few days, our Mr. James
gets a small envelop in his mail-
box and after leaving it lie for
three days (fearing it's "a bill)
he finally opens it. Much to his
surprise (but not ours) it's an
invitation from the St. Paul
hockey team, suggesting that he
join their team and that he name
the price. .
But this is not as good as it seems.
It appears that when our Mr. James
sends in his figure they'll pare it
down. Now our Mr. James being as
thin as he is, his figure will not stand
this treatment. So now things are at
a standstill. Our Mr. James waits
on them and they wait on our Mr.
James. And all this timeshe knows
he can probably make good money
playing amateur hockey.
SPEAKING of finding bills in mail-
boxes we noticed this:
While reading Varsity News, as
is my wont, I game upon this
pertinent bit of information. I
"Michigan's Elmer John Ged-
eon, '39,;played in 32 ball games
for the Philadelphia Athletics
last year;.and will report to Con-
ie Mack again this spring."
Along with Lefty Gomez, John-a
tfy Mize, and Dom DiMaggio, we
Yes, andall the tame we wonder!
who Charlotte (Class B Piedmont,
League) thinks is playing in the field.
CORNERSTONES: Jack Emery did-
n't make the trip with the golf
team this weekend because he's to act
as best man at a wedding in Detroit
. Paul Goldsmith, center on the
hockey team, had an offer from the
Boston Red Sox before he came here
to school. He's a pitcher.
Michigan Nine Wolverines Cati
Loses 12-Inning Tennis Opener
Tilt To Indiana Tobin Outstanding Despite
Bad Knee- Sam Durst
Error In Ninth Paves Way Shows Improvement
For Hoosiers 4.3 Win;
Barry Goes Distance
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Bill Steppon drew a base on balls,
went to second when Gentil threw
wildly to first in an attempt to catch
the Wolverine second baseman nap-
ping, and scored on Fred Trosko's
sharp hit to left field.
Coach Ray Fisher's charges jumped
into a 3-1 lead in the third. George
Harms and Capt. Charlie Pink hit
safely and Don Holman walked to fill
the bases. Mike Sofiak then cracked
a single to right to send Harms and
Pink across the plate.
The two-run lead still looked good,
even after the Hoosiers had regained
one of the tallies in the last of the
seventh, but the visitors' defense
cracked In the ninth to send the
game into extra innings.
Mike Kosman slapped out his third1
hit of the day, advanced on an in-
field out, and romped home on first
baseman George Ruehle's error.
The teams will hook up in the finale
of the two-game series here tomor-
row. Don Hundley and Lyle Bond
will be the opposing pitchers.
-M Golf Tourney
Date Is Announced
The Intramural Golf Tournament,
which annually draws one of the
largest fields of participants of any
of the eventskheld by the depart-
ment, will take place on. the 'Uni-
versity course Saturday, May 11, it
was announced yesterday.
Five-man teams will compete for
the titles in the fraternity, faculty,
independent, and the new residence
hall divisions. Those interested, es-
pecially independent men and fac-
ulty members, are urged to form
their squads as soon as possible.
A field of about 400 is expected to
Surn out for the tourney. The first
oursome will tee off at 8 a.m., with
another following at seven-minute
intervals thereafter. The best four
cards turned in by each entry will
make up the team score.
Psi Upsilon, fraternity pacemak-
ers the past two years, will be back
to defend their title. The Wolver-
ines, also two-time winners of the
independent crown, will be shooting
for their third championship.
Iowa 5, Wisconsin 0
Ohio State 4, Illinois 1
Indiana 4, Michigan 3
(Special to the Daily)
LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 26.-
Michigan's varsity netters success-
fully opened their Big Ten season
by defeating Purdue 7-2, here this
Most significant factor of today's
match was the surprising showing
that Jim Tobin made. Despite a
knee injury that kept him on the
sidelines during Michigan's recent
spring trip, Tobin swept through his
singles match dropping only one
Equally pleasing to Coach Weir
was the excellent performance Capt.
Sam'Durst turned in. Up to today,
Durst hasn't shown the form and
consistency that was such an integ-
ral part of his game last year. In
polishing off Funte, Purdue's num-
,ire Bi Ten
From Purdue, 7-2
ber one man, 6-1, 6-1, Durst indi-
cated that he's playing as well as
Tobin and Durst, playing number
one doubles, won easily, while Bob
Jeffers and Bud Dober also won in
straightasets, playingnumber three.
Gamon and Stille, sophomore com-
bine playing number two, lost the
lone doubles point for Michigap in
Durst (M) defeated Funte (P)
Tobin (M) defeated Hebbler (P)
Anderson (P) defeated Gamon
(M) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Kohl (M) defeated Richards (P)
Jeffers (M) defeated Lucht (P)
Stille (M) defeated Meihaus (P)
Tobin and Durst (M) defeated
Funte and Hebbler (P) 6-1, 6-0.
Anderson and Lucht (P) defeated
Stille and Gamon (M) 6-1, 6-4.
Jeffers and Dober (M) defeated
Meihaus and Berg (P) 6-2, 6-4.
Nine Frosh Receive
Freshman wrestling coach Port
Robertson announced yesterday that
numerals have been awarded to nine
members of the freshman squad.
Those receiving the awards are:
Marvin H. Becker, Melvin H. Becker,
Robert Begle, William Couxrtright,
Phillip Detwiler, Harvey Littleton,
Emil Lockwood, Albert Trowell, and
Schwarzkopf's Slow Time
Takes Two-Mile Run;
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all the way, finishing in 10:12.6.
Roy Cochran sent the Hoosiers out
to an early lead, and Bob Hoke and
Ed Hedges kept right on that way.
Coming into the back stretch of the
final lap Michigan's Ed Barrett,
sprinting like mad, raced into the
lead. But, it was only momentary,
for Tolliver passed the Wolverine
junior who faded and finished third
behind the Oklahma Aggie anchor
The one-mile relay team won its
heat after a bitter battle with a sur-
prising Minnesota quartet, coming
in first by four yards in 3:19.9 on
the strength of a great anchor run
by Warren Breidenbach.
Al Smith, Michigan's only en-
trant in the 100-yard dash, failed
to qualify, running third in his heat.
Wolcott also led the parade in this
event, nosing out Billy Brown of
Louisiana State in :09.7.
Michigan's half-mile relay team
was a big disappointment to Wolver-
ine fans, failing to qualify with a
third in the first heat.
2500 athletes from 183 linivrsities,
colleges, and high schools made the
largest field in eleven years. 10,000
fans attended opening events today.
Tomorrow's doings include the
four-mile relay (Michigan is favored
in this event), 440, 880, mile, and
two-mile relay finals, pole vault,
high jump, shot put, 100, and shutti6
Kosman, 3b . .....4
Corriden, rf ...... 4
Danielson, 2b 5.
Dro, cf .......... 4
Francis, cf .......1
Whipple, ss ...... 4
Armstrong, lb .... 5
Hursch, If .......4
Clifton, if ........2
Stoshitch, c .......4
Gentil, p . .......5
Totals....... 42 4 13 36 19 2;
Pink, cf ........
Holman, rf ......
Sofiak, ss. ...
Steppon, 2b ......
Ruehle, lb .......
Harms, c .......
Barry, p ........
3 7 33 20 2
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120 000 000-3
Runs batted in: Sofiak 2, Trosko,
Hursch, Danielson, Clifton. Two base
hit: Gentil. Three base hits: Hursch,
Corriden. Double plays: Holman to
Ruehle; Sofiak to Steppon to Ruehle;
Francis to Danielson. Stolen base:
Ruehle. Left on bases: Indiana 10;
Michigan 7. Struck out: by Gentil
7; by Barry 5. Bases on balls: off
Gentil 3; off Barry 5. Wild pitches:
Gentil 2. Umpires: Casey and Pat-
Minnesota 17, Iowa 7
Western State T'chers 11, Wayne 7
Griffith Defends Intercollegiate.
Football; Attacks Hutchens Stand
(Special to the Daily)
DES MOINES, Iowa, April 26.-
Major John L. Griffith, commission-
er of athletics in the Western Con-
ference, struck once again at Chi-
cago University's president, Dr. Rob-
ert M. Hutchens, here tonight and
lent his wholehearted support to the
continuance of intercollegiate foot-
Speaking at the Drake Relays
Banquet, .Griffith expressed almost
the same views that Herbert O. Cris-
ler, Michigan's head coach, expound-
ed last February in a magazine ar-
"For my own part, I am convinced
that there is more good than bad
in cpllege athletics," the commis-
sioner declared. "Let us beware of
those who would destroy the good
along with the bad."
Griffith termed Hutchens ideas
concerning football's harm to mod-
ern education as "categorical" and
"susceptible to proof." He compared
it to saying that "music is a major
handicap to painting" or "basket-
ball is a major handicap to philos-
Continuing his charges against
the Chicago president, Griffith
quoted him as saying that "football
has done much to confirm the pop-
ular misconception that the Uni-
versity is a country club."
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Fresh Fruit Cup or Ice Cream
Creamed Fresh Asparagus
French Pastry or Ice Cream
Swedish Meat Balls
Cold Roast Turkey,
German Potato Salad
Fresh Green Beans
Pineapple Cream Pie,
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