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WNtmSIDv MAY 5, 1940


Netters Beat Western State, 6-3, For Fifth Straight Hon

ie Win

Injured Tobin
Returns; Durst
Wolverine Captain Extends
Home Victory Record;
Tobin Looks Impressive
(Continued from Page 1)
opportunity, and his drop volleys
and effective smashing pulled out
the second set. Russell, realizing
that he couldn'twin from the base-
line, took over the forcing himself,
but the Wolverine southpaw was
equal to the attack as he passed
Russell continuously off both fore-
hand and backhand to run out the
third and final set at 6-3.
In the number two match Don
Crook of State showed lots of fight
and courage in taking Tom Gamon
of Michigan, ' -5, 1-6, 7-5. After
losing the first set, Gamon came
back strongly as his forehand clicked
behind well placed drop shots, to
win the second set with ease, 6-1.
Gamon Loses Touch '
Gamon had a 3-1 lead in the third
set, but seemed to lose his touch as
Crook outsteadied him in many long
rallies. With the score five all Crook
doubled up on the court with a
cramp in his side. Resuming play
after a short respite, Crook raced
through the last two games to win
out at 7-5. %
Harry Kohl, Wolverine number
three man, put up a tough defense
against John Vander Meiden's net
attack but went down to the State
man 10-8, 6-2. Wayne Stifle had
little trouble in disposing of Ralph
Linder, Teacher number four man,
6-3, 6-3. Stille went to the net when
he needed a point and volleyed very
decisively when he got there.
Brewer Wins Long Duel
Bob Brewer beat a hard-hitting
Western State number five man,
Jack Sims, 8-10, 6-3, 8-6. Brewer
kept hitting them back all day, and
only after a three-hour struggle did
the State man give in. Bob Jeffers
won another long drawn out battle,
out-steadying Bill Taylor, Western
State number six man, 2-6, 6-0, 6-4,
to give the home lads a 4-2 lead
before the doubles matches were
Durst and Gamon ran through the
State number one team, 6-0, 6-2.
This new Michigan combine has won
its last three matches. The only
match they lost was their first one
together against Northwestern.
Jim Tobin and Wayne Stille, a new
combination, looked exceptionally
fine in winning over the Teacher
number two team, 6-0, 6-2. This
team seems to be the answer to
Coach Weir's dream, as they volleyed
and teamed together as if they were
life-long partners.
Western State won their lone dou-
bles match, beating the Michigan
third team of Bud Dober and Bob
Jeffers, 1-6, 9-7, 6-3.

don wirtehafter's
'Ramblin' Ralph' . .
A weak little 99-pound kid went rushing down the street. Perspiration
was dripping from his brow, but a 13-year-old heart was determined not
to be late.
It seemed that bible class always did come at the wrong time,
but when Ralph Schwarzkopf had to get there by eight, he did it even
though it meant running all the way. .For any other kid, getting to
bible class by eight was a pretty easy assignment. But nt for Ralph.
"The Air Adventures of Jimmy Allen" came at 7:45, and the only way
that he could get to class on time was to scoot out as soon as his hero,
Jimmy, had finished his last dramatic speech and then set his feet
moving as fast as they could go toward the church. That usually gave
Ralph about three minutes to get there, three minutes that cihe an-
nouncer spent on the advertising.
It usually meant that he sat in class half asleep from his workout,
his clothes clinging to his perspired frame. But it was all worth while, cause
Ralph had his cake and ate it too.
And it did thing for the kid too. It made a man out of him. It turned
him into the greatest two-miler that Michigan has ever had.
You see, Schwarzkopf makes up one of these "heroes are made and
not born stories." If you would have looked at that 99-pound kid tearing
toward class, you would have never labeled him as a comer. His legs were
long and skinny. His body was recovering from the effects of two rapid-fire
attacks of pneumonia. In short, he looked like a fugitive from a fresh air
And he wasn't fast either. Even though he made the bible class in
time, Ralph wasn't a fast lad. In junior high school he entered his
first race ... just one of those gym classes where they race to see who
is the fastest kid. Ralph ran his heart out. He put everything into the
dash that lie ever put into getting to bible class, but he was eliminated
in the first heat. The natural talent just wasn't there.
It didn't come till Schwarzkopf had been in high school for two years:
Then one day a 115-pound kid wearing gym shoes and a home-made outfit
came trotting onto the Saginaw High track. The old timers around let out
a chuckle or two to see the skinny lad, and the coach, (Chester Stackhouse
in a surprised manner, asked him what he intended to do.
"Some fellow told me I had legs long enough for a hurdler," the little
weak kid replied, and it proved the start of a sensational track career for
"Ramblin" Ralph Schwarzkopf. From there on he rose rapidly to big time.
They didn't keep him at the hurdles long. He tried quarter-miles to
strengthen his legs for the obstacles, and he soon stuck to the quarter-
miles cause those were easier. Then he tried half-miles to strengthen him-
self for the 440, and, well, it kept on going until he became a two-miler
and a great one at that.
And it was work and hard practice that brought Schwarzkopf to
the top. As a captain, he was ideal. There wasn't a harder worker on
the track. He kept running and running until you'd think his body
would cave in. And then he'd rest a few minutes and start running again.
When they called off the Olympics, you'd think that a great distance
runner would ease up 'cause there wasn't so much left to conquer. But'
Ralph kept right on going, working all the harder. He was finishing his
Michigan career and wanted to do it in grand style.
Just before the Illinois meet, he felt a pain or two. Something was
wrong, but he let it go for a day. He didn't tell anyone. It probably would
go right away. But it didn't, so he went to the Health Service and they
put him in bed . . . evidently for a few days. But the few days turned
into weeks when they found a streptococcic infection in his throat. And
then came the news that Ralph was definitely out of the Pitt meet, and a
"most unlikely starter for the Big Tens."
The fates played a dirty trick on the kid who used to run to bible
class. At first they assigned him the task of leading a grea Wolverine
team triumphantly over its last big hurdle. They made him good ...
good enough to crack the present Conference two-mile record if he so
And then they changed their minds and made him sick.

Michigan Nine
Meets Normal
At Ypsi Today
Fisher To Use Substitutes;
Mase Gould Will Start
On Hill For First Time
Several of Coach Ray Fisher's de-
serving substitutes, who thus far this
season have been acting in the capa-
city of mid-week sparring mates for
the Varsity, will finally receive an
opportunity to see some real action
as the Wolverines travel to Ypsilanti
to meet Michigan Normal at 4 p.m.
Fisher plans to give Mase Gould,
southpaw pitcher, his first big chance
in a regular role when he starts little
Mase against the Ypsi combine this
Gould Gets Chance
Gould has been a batting practice
pitcher on the Michigan squad for
two years now, lack of control having
always relegated him to a seat on the
bench. But the diminutive portsid-
er has looked impressive in the last
few practices and with the prepond-
eranee of left-handed hitters in the
Normal lineup, may be just the man
to check the Huron sluggers.
The Wolverine mentor's strategy
calls for Gould to pitch the first three
or four innings, Mickey Stoddard to
supplant Mase for the next three
frames, and aces Jack Barry and
Lyle Bond to divide the rest of the
Westfall Behind Plate
Two more bench warmers who will
see service are gridder Bgb Westfall
and Johnny Erpelding. Westfall will
make his Varsity debut in the role of
an outfielder before the game is over,
while Erpelding, who has already
broken into the lineup twice as a
pinch-hitter, will spell one of the
regular infielders.
Fisher also intends to substitute
Howard "Hank" Greenberg, Davie
Nelson and Don Holman into the
Wolverine lineup during the course
of the game.
Normal Has Lost One
Michigan has yet to gain a victory
over a state rival, having been de-
feated by Michigan State, Western
State and Normal earlier in the sea-
son. The Hurons have lost but one
game to date.
Ray Dennis, big righthander who
stopped the Wolverines, 7-3, two
weeks ago, will be out to put on a
successful command performance for
Coach Ray Stites.

Fresh men Backfield Prospects
Show Promise In Spring Drills

The sudden appearance of spring
in Ann Arbor found Coach Fritz Cris-
ler's grid warriors shedding most of
their heavy equipment yesterday as
they swung into the last week of
practice before the intra-squad game
With an almost midsummer sun
beating down on the perspiring play-
ers, the coaching staff decided to con-
centrate on keeping the men in what-
ever shape they have already attained,
ruling out any more contact work.
After a session of drills on pass de-
fense and kick formations. yester-
day's workout degenerated into a
rather lackadaisical game of touch
Crisler Seeks New Halfback
The end of heavy duty for the squad
this spring leaves the backfield situa-
tion still firmly locked ih the minds
of Crisler and "Marty" Martineau,
backfield coach. With Paul Krom-
er's injury and the graduation of
Freddie Trosko in mind, fans at Sat-
urday's contest will be centering their
attention on the men who will fill
the open spots on next year's first
and second backfields.
Two of last year's sophomores,
Norm Call and Jim Grissen. have
been attracting much attention in
the scrimmage sessions. Call, who
showed flashes of being a great run-
ner last year, especially in the Yale
game, has lost none of,his shiftiness
this spring, and his blocking, kicking
and passing have been bright spots,
Grissen, shifted from quarter to a
fullback post, is a powerful plunger
and good blocker.
Wise's Kicking Outstanding
Along with Call at the left halfback
post are two yearlings, Cliff Wise and
Fred Dawley. Wise, a Kiski pro-
duct from Spring Lake, has been one
of the brightest of the year's fresh-
man prospects. He is one of the best
kickers, the Wolverines have had re-
cently, is an excellent passer as well,
and has shown flashes of being a
better than average ball carrier. Daw-

ley, a diminutive Detroiter, is a fast
and shifty runner.
At the fullback spot, Bill Windle,
from Valparaiso, Ind., and Earl Mill-
er, a Lansing boy, have looked best
among the first year men. Both are
good blockers, with Windle having an
edge in speed.
Freshmen Understudy Evashevski
The answer to the problem of a
capable replacement for Forrest Eva-
shevski at quarterback may be found
in two good freshman prospects.
George Ceithaml, from Chicago, and
Detroiter Elmer Madar have both
proven themselves good field generals
and capable blockers and tacklers.
A willingness to work hard put Ceith-
aml and the speedy Madar in the top
spots for the second-string signal-
calling post.
At wingback two Ohio yearlings,
Bob Krejsa from Shaker Heights, and
Harold "Tippy" Lockard, from Can-
ton, lead the candidates. Hampered
by full class schedules which keep
them away from practice much of
the time, Krejsa, nevertheless, exhib-
ited some sparkling blocking, and
Lockhard's blocking and running
have attracted notice too.


I Ow4

busend Stars
As Lawyers Winl

Sparked by Chuck Quarles' and
George Bisbee's home runs, and
Johnnie Townsend's steady pitching,
the Lawyers Club gowned Victor
Vaughan house yesterday, 10-7. The
Barrister's victory sent their team
into the semi-finals of the first place
play-offs in the professional frater-
nity league. The winner of the Al-
pha Omega and Phi Delta Phi battle,
played today, will face the Lawyers
in the semi-final contest.
Ralph Bittinger, star hurler, and
Max Bussard were the battery for
the Vaughan house, who were in the
lead for a few innings as a result
of Jim Collins' four-baggier.

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Pink, cf
Sofiak, ss
Evashevski, rf
Steppon, 2b
Trosko, If
Chamberlain, 31
Ruehle, lb
Harms, c
Gould, p

Sierra, rf
Newlands, cf
Drusbacky, 2b
Borovich, lb
Oxley, lf
Lamiman, c
Shada, ss
Grady, 3b
Dennis, p

Drink More Milk
Milk Dealers of Anneg Aror

Wolverines, Panthers Risk Unbeaten

Records In Saturday


Track Meet


When Pittsburgh's star-studded
galaxy of trackmen invades Ann
Arbor this Saturday for a dual meet
encounter with the Wolverines, it
will once again be the old case of the
irresistable force meeting the immov-
able object.
For both powerhouse cinder squads
will carry long- win streaks into the
engagement. The Panthers' last loss
was back in 1937 when Penn State's
Lions tripped them up in the season's
final contest. Since then Coach Carl.
Olson's squads have inscribed 10
straight dual meet triumphs on the
record books, in addition to walking
off with highest'honors in the Penn
Relays for the last three years.
Even more impressive, however, is
the record which Michigan's track
team has compiled. The Wolverines
haven't come off the field second best
in a dual, triangular, or quadrangu-

lar meet since 1936 when Indiana's
Hoosiers edged them out. Piling up
23 consecutive wins since that after-
noon four years ago, Michigan's cin-
dermen have risen to the pinnacle
of Midwestern track dominance, cop-
ping the last three Big Ten outdoor
Pitt's undefeated trackmen have
already met and hurdled one of the
greatest obstacles in the way of a
perfect 1940 season. Meeting the
powerful Indiana squad, which has
-given the Maize and Blue very tough
competition in several meets this
year, in a dual meet, May 4, the Pan-
thers set them back, 72-59, with a
great show of power. Run off on a
wet track under extremely bad weath-
er conditions, the clash, nevertheless
produced some creditable perform-
Last Saturday while Michigan was
scoring a 781/2-521/2 win over the

same Ohio State team that Pitt had
trounced earlier in the outdoor sea-
son, the Panthers were downing a
formidable Penn State outfit, 79-61.
One of the teams that participates'
at Ferry Field Saturday has reached
the end of the road. The other will
boast of its eleventh-or twenty-
fourth-consecutive win.
Bettering his own mark of 1:20.5
for the 660-yard run, Warren Breid-
enbach yesterday blazed the distance
in 1:19.5 for a new Michigan mark.
Dye Hogan pushed Breidenbach all
the way, finishing three yards be-
hind in 1:19.7.

Wayne Stille Wins
Ping-Pong Crown
Wayne Stille, varsity tennis ace,
won the University ping-pong cham-
pionship, late Monday night, as he
decisively whipped Irv Anthony, 21-
13, 21-16, 15-21, and 21-18, in the
Michigan Union.
In winning the crown, Stille is
only following in the footsteps of
more famous net stars. Fred Perry,
former United States, Wimbledon,
and present professional champ, at
one time wore the national ping-
pong crown on his titled head. An-
other tennis luminary who has
gained ping-pong honors is Dave
Freeman, former junior national
tennis titleholder and present bad-
minton king.

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GRADUATION DAYS are days to be remembered forever.
Preserve those precious memories in the lifelike loveliness of

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