TtSUBDAY, MAY 23, 1940 THE MICHIAN DAILY
Netmen To Compete For Big Ten Crown At Evanston'
In Title Chase
Northwestern Is Favored
As Five Squads Battle
For Runnerup Position
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will be added to the Michigan total.
Bob Brewer, who hasn't lost a con-
ference match at the number five
spot, also is counted on to pick up
valuable points. Brewer has a very
unorthodox game which invariably
distracts his opponents. If he's suc-
cessful in his provoking antics, Mich-
igan will benefit accordingly.
Northwestern is the odds-on fav-
orite to take the Championship this
year with Seymour Greenberg, Har-
rison O'Neill, Jerry Clifford and Harry
Hall leading the way. Michigan, Illi-
nois, Ohio State, Chicago and Wis-
consin are all closely bunched and
a fierce battle for the runner-up posi-
If Tobin's knee holds up; if Durst
plays the type of tennis he is cap-
able of; if, Brewer and, Jeffers come
through as they have in the past;
and if Durst and Gamon continue
to surprise in the doubles, Michigan
should place second Saturday in the
1940 Big Ten tennis championships.
In The Majors
In Golf Defeat
An undefeated golf team repre-
senting the University of Michigan'
traveled hopefully to Columbus lastl
weekend seeking the Big Ten cham-
pionship. And as last year when they
trailed Northwestern, the Wolverines
finished second again, this time to
But nine strokes out of first place,
the Maize and Blue found Ohio
state's new course not especially to
their liking. "The greens weren't
in the proper shape for tournament
play," Coach Courtright remarked,
"but they do have a fine course."
Wind Bothers Linksmen
"Our boys had trouble with the
wind on the first day, and on the
whole didn't play as well as they
are capable. Illinois played steadily
all the way," Courtright went on,
"with a good group of golfers."
Minnesota was third and Ohio State,
Bob Palmer's play was the one
outstanding factor in the Wolverine
cause. At one time in his match
with Bill Gilbert, new singles champ,
the Wolverine was 11 strokes be-
hind. But with his iron shots drop-
ping beautifully, Palmer closed the
gap on the 69th hole.
Palmer Misses Shot
Halving the next two the collegians
went to the 72nd and final hole all
even. But luck was all Gilbert's way
as Palmer missed a sensational 50-
foot chip shot for a par as the baN
hung on the lip of the cup, giving
Gilbert a one stroke advantage.
"Bob has a swell opportunity to
take the National Intercollegiate
meet at Manchester, Vt., the last
of June," Courtright said. "With
this experience and the way he's
playing, he has a fine chance."
The entire five-man team Court-
right took to the meet will be lost
through graduation. But he still has
Fred Dannenfelser, John Barr, Cliff
James, juniors, and sophomores
Goodwin Clark, Dave Osler, John
Leidy and some promising freshmen
coming up for next year.
Nine To Meet
Improved Batting Power
Encouraged by the discovery of
some latent batting power in the last
game with Western State, a confi-
dent squad of 14 Wolverine baseball
players left for Minneapolis yester-
day afternoon to engage in a crucial'
two-game series with Minnesota to-
morrow and Saturday.
The squad included: pitchers Jack
Barry, Lyle Bond, Russ Dobson and
Mickey Stoddard; catcher George
Harms; infielders George Ruehle, Bill1
Steppon, Mike Sofiak, Bud Chamber-
lain and Davie Nelson; and outfield-
ers Fred Trosko, Charlie Pink, For-
est Evashevski and Don Holman.
A chance for a share of the Con-
ference title awaits the Varsity in
the Gopher series. A double victory
for Michigan and a Northwestern de-
feat at the hands of Ohio State would
result in a triple-tie for the crown
between the Wildcats, Wolverines and
* * *
Left fielder Fred Trosko picked up
17 points in the last six games to
swell his batting average to .377 and
maintain a wide margin over the rest
of his teammates in the race for
Michigan batting honors.
Forestry Club Wins
Allowing only five hits and striking
out 12, Ward Phiel pitched his For-
estry Club ten to a 4-3 victory over
Hillel and the first division cham-
pionship of the Independent soft-
ball league yesterday.
Phiel had to be good for Al August,
twirling for the opposition, gave up
only six hits and put third strikes
by seven men. After Hillel had
scored once in the first inning, For-
estry countered twice to take a lead
that never was overcome.
dtoi iirtlla Ler's
Varsity Trackmen A im For Fourth
Consecutive Big Ten Track Crown
New York 8, Detroit 2
Cleveland 9, Boston 6
Chicago 10, Philadelphia
Washington 9, St. Louis
New York 6, Cincinnati 4
Brooklyn 3, Pittsburgh 1
St. Louis at Boston, rain.
Chicago at Philadelphia, rain.
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It's All Over .,.
Michigan's injury-ridden track
forces were hurled from the Western
Conference outdoor throne yester-
day when a mighty Indiana squad
rolled up a total of 49% points to
44%/ for the Wolverines.
SWe realize the whole thing c
won't take place until tomorrow
and Saturday, neighbors, but it's
all over now but the running and
stuff. Phil Diamond, Michigan's
famous German professor, swing
expert and track prognosticator
has spoken and that's all there's
left to it.
Just before every Big Ten meet,
Phil takes himself to his hideout
away up in Barton Hills and goes
to work. With him goes a list of
every man that evernpounded his
feet against a Conference track, and
Diamond isn't particular. Runners,
trainers, coaches, managers, cinder
combers and mechanized troops all
get into his calculations before it's
It's a complex procedure, this
track predicting. Everything has
to be taken into consideration.
Diamond goes through pages
and pages of figures about the
athletes. He takes note of their
previous times, lengths of toe
nails, fathers' an'd mothers' fi-
nancial standings and intelli-
gence quotients. lie was once
known to have picked a man to
win a race merely because his
hair was more streamlined than
the other guys who had entered.
Well, anyway, he figures and fig-
ures and lists and lists until he's
filled up 17 reams of Softy Velvet
Track Prognosticating Bond. Then
he leaves the hideout, returns to
Ann Arbor and the German classes,
and passes the results among the
newspaper hawks. They go ahead
and write their stories for the week-
end, for what Diamond says is the
Gospel and no use putting a story
off when you know the results be-
forehand. In the past 10 years, Phil
has only missed the winner once.
Three years ago, he came within one
point in the outdoors and two points
in the indoor meet.
Yesterday was the day for his
descent down from the hills and
here are the trackresults for the
1940 Conference meet.
100-Yard Dash: First, Piker,
Northwestern; second, Franck,
Minnesota; third, Smith, Michi-
gan; fourth, Hammond, Ohio
State; fifth, Turner, Illinois.
220-Yard Dash: First, Coch-
ran, Indiana; second, Sulzman,
Ohio State; third, Smith, Michi-
gan; fourth, Franck, Minnesota;
fifth, Piker, Northwestern.
440-Yard Dash: First, Breiden-
bach, Michigan; second, Coch-
ran, Indiana; third, Sulzman,
Ohio State; fourth, Leutritz,
Michigan; fifth, Jenkins, Indi-
880-Yard Run: First, Buxton,
Wisconsin; second, Kane, Indi-
ana; third, Hogan, Michigan;
fourth, Eisenhart, Ohio State;
fifth, Hoke, Indiana.
Mile Run: First, Kane, Indi-
ana; second, Holderman, Purdue;
third, Eisenhart, Ohio State;
fourth, Tolliver, Indiana; fifth,
Two-Mile Run: First, Hedges,
Indiana; second, Jester, Michi-
gan; third, Tolliver, Indiana;
fourth, Liliegren, Minnesota;
fifth, Ackerman, Michigan.
High Hurdles: First, Smith,
Wisconsin; second, Kelley, Mich-
igan; third, Reising, Illinois;
fourth, Finch, Northwestern;
fifth, Vollenweider, Iowa.
Low Hurdles: First, Cochran,
Indiana; second, Kelley Michi-
gan; third, Olsen, Illinois; fourth,
Reising, Illinois; fifth, Rankin,
Mile Relay: First, Michigan;
second, Purdue; third, Illinois;
fourth, Ohio State; fifth, Indi-
High Jump: First, Canham,
Michigan; second, Smith, North-
western; third, Ray, Chicago;
fourth, Edwards, Illinois; Harrer,
Wisconsin; Mikulas, Indiana, and
Jones, Ohio State.
Pole Vault: First, Williams,
Wisconsin; second, Lirita, Ohio
State; third, Davidson, Chicago
and Thistlewaite, Northwestern;
fifth, Edwards, Purdue; Decker,
Michigan, and Gardner, Wiscon-
Broad Jump: First, Hodgson,
Minnesota; second, Lewis, Illi-
nois; third, Strausbaugh, Ohio
State; fourth, Tycocki, Purdue;
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