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Netters Meet
Wildcats, Seek

Death Takes Wheel In Speed Trials

Red Sox


Search In Record Book Reveals
Only Two .300 Hitters On Varsity

Fifth Straight
Match At Evanston Today
With Big Ten Favorites
Opens Important Series
Michigan's tennis team, winner of
its last four matches, will meet
Northwestern University's netters to-
day, at Evanston, Illinois, in the firstj
of a series of three matches.
Led by Seymour Greenberg, Na-
tional Public Parks champion, Har-
rison O'Neill, and Jerry Clifford,(
Northwestern is considered to be the,
outstanding favorite to win the Con-
ference championship at Evanston,
May 23-25.
The Michigan lineup will be the
same throughout the three matches
with Northwestern today, Ohio State
Friday, and Notre Dame Saturday.
Captain Sam Durst will play num-
ber one singles followed by Tom
Gamon, Harry Kohl, Wayne Stille,
Bob Brewer, and Bob Jeffers. Coach
Weir plans to use Durst and Gamon
as his number one doubles combin-
ation until next week when Jim To-
bin will be able to play. Bud Dober
and Harry Kohl will take over the
second spot, with Wayne Stille and
Bob Jeffers playing number three
Before they left, Coach Weir and
the squad were heartened by the
news that Jim Tobin's knee isn't as
bad as had been previously feared.
Early Wednesday morning Tobin
went through a complete examina-
tion by Dr. Hammond at the Uni-
versity Hospital, and it was discov-
ered that he had a torn cartilage, not
water on the knee as was earlier
Coach Weir plans to use Tobin
sparingly for the rest of the season
only expecting to play him in the
number one doubles spot with Cap-
tain Sam Durst. Tobin intends to
undergo an operation late in June, and
Dr. Hammond indicated that the
knee would be just as good as ever
after this minor operation.

Crashing broadside into an inner guard rail during a trial run
on the Indianapolis Speedway, George Bailey, 38-year-old Detroit
race driver, was thrown from his car and later died in an Indianapolis
hospital. The wreckage of the speedster is shown here, with speedway
guards fighting the blaze which followed the crash.

Major League Standings



Chicago .....
New York.......
St. Louis.......
Pittsburgh -.......

11 2
11 4
9 9
6 8
6 8
7 10,
5 8
4 10.


Philadelphia .....
St. Louis ........
Chicago ..........
New York ........

13 5
11 6
11 7
8 10
7 10
7 10
7 11
6 11


Wednesday's Results
New York 10, Pittsburgh 6.
Boston 10, Cincinnati 4.
St. Louis 7, Philadelphia 4.
Brooklyn at Chicago, rain.
Thursday's Games
Boston at Cincinnati.
Philadelphia at St. Louis.
Brooklyn at Chicago.
New York at Pittsburgh.

Wednesday's Results
Boston 5, Detroit 4.
Cleveland 10, New York 4.
Philadelphia 10, St. Louis 8.
Chicago 6, Washington 3.
Thursday's Games
Detroit at Boston.
Cleveland at New York.
St. Louis at Philadelphia.
Chicago at Washington.

Detroit Tigers
To Keep Lead
Cincinnati Loses To Bees,
Remains In Second Place;
Yanks Lose Fifth In Row
BOSTON, May 8-U4P)-The stout-
hearted relief pitching of Jack Wil-t
son enabled the Red Sox to protect
their American League lead today by
defeating the Detroit Tigers, 5-4.
Wilson choked off _> threatening
rally when he stepped into action in
the seventh inning with the bases
loaded and in the ninth, with the
tying and winning runs on the sacks,
he ended the game by fanning
mighty Hank Greenberg. Greenberg
opened the Tigers' scoring in the
fourth by blasting his third homer
of the season against starter Jim
Bagby with one out and none on.
Boston Trounces Reds
Getting to Paul Derringer for four
runs in the opening stanza at Cin-
cinnati, Boston shelled him from the
mound in a five-run fifth inning
and went on today to a 10 to 4 rout
of the Reds. The game deprived last
year's champs of a first place tie
with the idle Brooklyn Dodgers and
ended at five their streak of vic-
Derringer, seeking his third tri-
umph, found instead his second de-
feat as Boston launched early into
a 13-hit parade. Five of the blows,
including Eddie Miller's second
homer in as many days, were for
extra bases.
Indians Beat Yanks
The world champion Yankees
wrecked on the shoals of southpaw
pitching today for the fifth con-
secutive game and the ninth time
this season as the Cleveland Indians
smacked out a 10 to 4 decision over
them at Yankee Stadium.
Al Smith, making his first start
of the season, held all the New York
sluggers except Joe DiMaggio and
Flash Gordon in check for eight
innings and then was replaced by
Al Milnar, another lefthander, as a
precaution when he allowed a single
at the start of the ninth.
Bill Combs Elected
M' Club President
Bill Combs, captain elect of the
wrestling team, was chosen president
of the M Club at a meeting held in
the Union last night. The varsity
lettermen also chose wrestler Don
Nichols vice-president, and Francis
Heydt, backstroker, secretary-treas-
Retiring officers were, Dye Hogan,
presi'dent, and Ed Hutchens, secre-
The date of the annual M Club
banquet was set for May 28. Free
admission will be given every person
wearing an M sweater.

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Trosko, Richie Hold Selec
Team Hits Lowly .250
Old Jupe Pluvius opened the heav-
ens, let loose a torrent, and washed
out the Wolverine baseball team's
scheduled game with Hillsdale Col-
lege at Hillsdale yesterday afternoon.
It marked the second time in as
many weeks that the Varsity had
been checked by the weather man,
as was the case with Notre Dame
last week, yesterday's contest with
Hillsdale will not be played off due to
the absence of any open dates on the
Michigan slate.
With plenty of time on their hands
as a result of the cancellation, the
Wolverines delved into the scorebook
in an attempt to discover the reasons
behind the disappointing showing
they're making this season.
After two hours of tedious digit-
manipulation, the prodders emerged
with some enlightening revelations,
to wit:
1.) Michigan baseball team, as a
whole, is hitting the ball at an alarm-
ingly low .250 clip, an average below
that of the lowly Philadelphia Phillies
of the National League.
2.) Coach Ray Fisher's charges
have made 35 errors in 13 games, an
average of almost three misplays
per game, and a resultant fielding
average of .935, also lower than the
worst major league team.
3.) The Varsity pitchers have given
up 69 earned runs over a stretch of
116 innings for an average yield of
5.36 earned runs per nine-inning



Aging Amber~
Gets Big Test
In TitleFight
SUMMIT, N. J., May 8.-(P)-It's
not a matter of how many punches
Lou Ambers is going to have to take
in defending his lightweight cham-
pionship against Texas Lew Jenkins
in Madison Square Garden Friday
night, but how much bounce there's
left in his legs.
Winding up his intensive prepara-
tion here among the north Jersey
hills today, Herkimer Lou showed
he is ready to take the very best
belts pitched by Sweetwater Lew,
one of the snappiest sockers that
the little fellows have seen in a long
He pointed out that he has been
whacked firmly by the very best
clouters-like Tony Canzoneri, Sam-
my Fuller and Henry Armstrong-
and has bounced right back to beat
Now it's a question of whether an
Ambers, approaching 27 and no
longer "hungry," with all the money
he'll ever need and happily married,
still has the "bounce" in his legs
to catch Jenkins' high hard. one on
his chin for 15 rounds and still come
up with all his speed.
That he's an easier target to tag
than the "cutie" who. had Arm-
strong, Canzoneri, and company
swinging at thin air in past fights
was proved in his final sparring
session. Austin McCann, a lanky
New Yorker who wouldn't have been
able to hit the Herkimer Hurricane
with a handful of buckshot a couple
of years ago, connected with plenty
of punches in a three-round workout.
Bucs Get Vince DiMaggio
PITTSBURGH, May 8. -(P)- The
Pittsburgh Pirates today traded out-
fielder Johnny Rizzo to the Cincin-
nati Reds for outfielder Vince Di-
Maggio, one of the three ball-playing
DiMaggio brothers. It was a straight
player transaction with no cash in-


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P ositions Among Haflers.
Clip, Makes 35 Errors
Add to this some occasional lapses
of spotty base running and one can
easily understand why the current
edition of the Wolverines has won
but four games out of 13 this year.
Fred Trosko and George Ruehle are
the only members of the team who
can boast a batting average better
than .300. The most notable victims
of batting slumps appear to be Mike
Sofiak and Forest Evashevski, who
are sporting marks of .109 and .179,
respectively. Capt. Charlie Pink, who
led the squad with a .377 average last
year, is batting only .281 to date.
Trosko leads the squad in runs bat-
ted in, 11, but Bill Steppon with 10,
and Bud Chamberlain with 9 are
right behind.
Ruehle's four two-baggers have
earned him the lead in that depart-
ment over Steppon and Trosko who
have three apiece. Steppon and Sofi-
ak are tied for the lead in triples
with two each and to Evashevski is
credited the only home run hit by the
Wolverines this year.
Sofiak and Pink are the team's
leading base stealers, each having
beaten the catcher's throw four
Trosko....... 13 50 11 18 .360
Ruehle....... 13 45 7 15 .333
Steppon.......13 49 16 14 .286
Pink .........13 57 9 16 .281
Chamberlain .. 12 42 6 11 .262
Holman......11 23 5 6 .261
Harms ........13 37 8 8 .216
Evashevski .. 9 .28 5 5 .179
Barry.........7 17 0 3 .177
Sofiak ........13 55 7 6 .109
Nelson .......12 21 3 2 .095

Alpha Chi Sigs
Wini l-M Meet
Move Into rtf essional
Fraternity Lead
Alpha Chi Sigma forged into first
place in the professional fraternity
league last night as it outscored four
opponents in a swimming meet held
in the SportsiBuilding pool. The
winners placed in all eight events to
post a 42-point total. 1012 points
ahead of the runners-up. Nu Sigma
Nu. Phi Chi was third with 23 points,
Delta Theta Phi fourth with 52 and
Alpha Omega last with 2.
The new league leaders split first-
place points with Phi Chi, leading
in five races while Phi Clhi took the
other three victories.
Bill Wright, of Alpha Chi Sigma,
took individual honors with victories
in both the 50 and the 100-yard free-
style events and swam a leg on the
winning 150-yard medley relay team.
Bob Werner, in the 50-yard back
stroke, and Derland Johnston, in the
dive, were other individual winners
for Alpha Chi Sigma. Art Hoyt;, in
the 50-yard breast stroke, and Emyr
Griffith, in the 220-yard freestyle,
were the Phi Chi firsts, in addition
to a win in the 220-yard freestyle
The league standings to date are
Alpha Chi Sigma, 444; Delta Theta
Phi, 416; Nu Sigma Nu, 361; Alpha
Omega and Phi Chi (tie), 330; Phi
Delta Phi, 278; Williams House, 258;
Alpha Rho Chi, 242; Delta Sigma
Delta, 238; and Phys Eds, 232.
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