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Phi Psi Wins Fraternity Softball Title; Clark To Lead (



Frosh Back Happy At Michigan
Following Pair Of False Starts;


With one year at both Western
Reserve and the University of South
Carolina behind him, Bob Kresja,
frosh candidate for a spot on the
1940 football team, has finally found
his way to Ann Arbor.
At both Western Reserve and
South Carolina, Bob played f irst
string on the freshman football
squads at quarterback and guard,
respectively. Having, left Reserve
because of a distaste for going to
school in his home town, Bob went
At South Carolina football was
played from three to six each after-
noon and a skull session was held
in the evenings starting at seven.
This was too much football and there
was little time left for studying, so
Athletic Award
Won By Rae At
M Club Banquet

(ut came the bags and Bob was again
a traveler. At Ann Arbor Bob has
finally found what he has been look-
ng for, and the bags have been
packed for the last time.
Bob went to high school in Shaker
Heights, O., from where he grad-
uated in 1937. While in high school
he played three years of football
and basketball, and threw the discus
in track. Bob received high recogni-
tion in each of the sports that he
participated in. He was named all-
conference quarterback in football,
captained a championship basket-
ball team, and set a discus record in
the Lake Erie League. His record
distance will stand, for the toss of

116 feet was made with
heavy discus.
Fierce blocking and
backed up with a fighti
have made Kresja a highl:
starter at the open right
post next fall. His 190 p
a five foot ten and a half i.

the old
rng spirit,
y possible
ounds on
nch frame

will be a mighty formidable object
to push around next fall.
Bob is in the School of Education
and intends to play basketball next
year if he finds time.

Phi Kappa PsiI
Takes Softball
Defeat Theta Xis, 6 To 4,
In Fraternity Finals;
Weber Hurls Five-Hitter
Holding grimly to their lead, Phi
Kappa Psi fraternity turned back
Theta Xi yesterday to take the fra-
ternity league softball championship,
6-4. The game, held at Wine's Field,
was well played despite the, wet
After a scoreless first inning, the
Phi Psis broke the ice by chasing
across three runs. Irwin, leading
off, was the first strike-out victim
of the Theta Xi pitcher, Wadsworth.
Eagon, next up, got the first hit of
the ball game, a single, and advanced
to third as Wadsworth gave passes
to Bachman and Bennett. Eagan
scored on a passed ball, and was
followed closely by Bachman, who
tallied on a wild pitch. Bennett later
came in on an error by Wadsworth,
who threw the ball away on an in-
field chance. Ballaires went out
on a liner to shortstop. Theta Xi
could do nothing in their half of
the inning.
Theta Xi cut the lead down by a
run in the last of the third when
they scored on a combination of a
double by Conley and two wild
pitches by the Phi Psi pitcher, Weber.
The Phi Psis got one run back in
the first of the fourth on a double
by Irwin, who came in on a long
fly to center by Eagan to make
the score 4-1 in favor of the Phi
Theta Xi got another run in the
last of the fourth on a walk and two
wild pitches, but three men were
left on the bases when McLaughlin
grounded out to third.
No further scoring occurred until
the seventh, when each team gar-
nered two runs. The Phi Psis got
theirs on successive clean hits by
Eagan, Bachman and Harrelson.
Theta Xi tried once more to close
the gap, but only succeeded in equal-
ing the Phi Psis' lasteffort. Conley
led off with a double and scored on
a single by Simpson. Simpson scored
the last run as the result of an er-
ror; two men were left stranded after
being issued passes.
Weber, the Phi Psi hurler, gave
only five hits, while Wadsworth
yielded seven.

doin wirtchafter's


Jim Rae was given the Conference
Award for proficiency in scholarship
and athletics and 39 seniors were
awarded "M" blankets at the third
annual M Club banquet at the Union
last night.
Rae, basketball captain last sea-
son, and member of the basketball
squad for the last three years, has
compiled an outstanding scholastic
record in the engineering school to
boot. The award last year was won
by Leo Beebe.
Rae came here from Toledo, her-
alded as a potential star. During his
sophomore year, the Toledo center
came through in brilliant style, his
play off the backboards being con-
sistently outstanding. In his junior
year, Jims suffered a back injury
which lingered throughout the sea-
son, hampering his play as a whole.
This past season the tall pivot man
from the Engine' school held a me-
diocre team together by virtue of his
excellent spirit, fine defensive play,
and effective shooting in the pinches.
The 39 seniors who received blan-
kets were: Roland Savilla, Archie
Kodros, John Nicholson, Charley
Pink, Fred Trosko, Ralph Schwarz-
kopf, Bill Smith, Herc Renda, Horace
Tinker, Dye Hogan, Sam Durst, For-
rest Jordan, Ed Hutchens, Ed Mack,
Hal Benham, Al Chadwick, Bill
Black, Bob Palmer, Jack Emery, Alan







In The Majors



Tuesday's Results
Detroit 8, Cleveland 5
New York 12-3, Washington 4-1
St. Louis 10-7, Chicago 9-5
Boston 4, Philadelphia 1
Wednesday's Games
Detroit at Cleveland
Chicago at St. Louis
Boston at Philadelphia
Washington at New York
Tuesday's Results
Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 2
St. Louis 5, Chicago 0
Brooklyn 4, Philadelphia 2
New York at Boston, rain
Wednesday's Games
St. Louis at Chicago
Philadelphia at Boston
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
(Only Games Scheduled)

A FELLOW who calls himself the
mailman brought us this bit
yesterday morning:
Dear Double Trouble:
Recently I have been con-
fronted with what I consider to
be the two outstanding disap-
pointments of my college career
from a sporting point of view.
The recent decision of the
athletic department to renew
competitive football relations
with Notre Dame University is
certainly a blow to one who has
always taken pride in the high
standards heretofore character-
istic of Michigan athletics. To
my mind any relations we can
have with Notre Dame will spell
a black page in Michigan ath-
letic history.
From what I have seen of
sportsmanship, specifically foot-
ball, at Notre Dame, Michigan
fans are in for a new experience
when they witness the complete
lack of decency, conduct and
sportsmanship exhibited by the .
loyal supporters of the "Fighting
Irish." What one will see and
hear while attending a football
at Notre Dame is much too dis-
gusting to put into writing. In
addition, to my knowledge sub-
sidization of athletics is openly
acknowledged at Notre Dame. It
seems to me that if athletics
must be conducted on purely a
business basis, as it now seems
they are, we might as well be
above board and contract to play
teams like the Chicago Bears or
the Detroit Lions.
The second disappointment I
mentioned is in reference to your
article which portrays the above
calamity as a step forward for
Michigan athletics. Since the
sports editor is the only one who
can successfully crusade for de-
cency and a high standard, your
placid acceptance of so obvious
a mistake is disappointing, to
say the least. In conclusion, if
my indictments seem unjustified
to you, and if there are any an-
gles that the average man who
watches a game may not know,
I would appreciate a statement
from you to enlighten a Mich-
igan supporter who has seen
"the beginning of the end" to a
high ideal.
A. K.


Selected Head
Of (olf Squadl
Sophomore Will Captain
Links Team For Next
Year; Succeeds Palmer
(Continued from Page 1)
Purdue's C. T. Curran to take thet
three maximum points and medal
honors for the day.
Sweeps 12 Points In A Row {
Ohio State's Tony Montonaro was
next for the hard hitting Wolver-
ine. With two holes to go, Clark was
three up and added another clean
sweep to his record. That gave the
new sensation 12 points in four
matches, the most possible.
He continued undefeated throughj
the Northwestern and Illinois mat-
ches but dropped his first one to
Ralph Kortge, Michigan State sharp-
shooter in the final match of the sea-
son. Clark was not taken to the
Western Conference meet at Colum-
bus, since Coach Courtright took all
his five graduating seniors.
Extremely Cool
Extremely cool under pressure,
Clark combines a long driving game
with an approaching technique that
is near-perfect, to consistently tour
the University course in near-par fig-
Michigan's youthful star was Chi-
cago District Junior champion in '38
and went to the semi-finals of the
same tournament last year. He won
the Hinsdale club title and also
played four years in high school com-
petition. "Goody" was elected cap-
tain of his high school team for two
straight seasons.
Heads Inexperienced Squad
Clark will lead a squad next year
composed mostly of untried reserves
with several promising freshmen des-
tined to step into the big time. Only
Fred Dannenfelser, John Barr and
Dave Osler have had Conference ex-
perience with the remainder of the
squad of unknown quality.
Big League Banter
LUke Hamlin, Brooklyn Dodgers
pitcher, isn't really named "Luke'
. . . his parents christened him sim-
ply "L. D. Hamlin" . . . Buck Wal-
ters, now that his position as a star
is established, rests in the dressing
room instead of participating in bat-
ting practice before a game in which
he is going to pitch.

Quarterback on the football squad,
member of the tennis team, former
utility infielder on the Varsity nine
and forward on last year's All-star
Intramural basketball team all rolled
into one, is 155-pound Harry Kohl.
Calling Harry a versatile athlete
would be a gross understatement.
Many outstanding competitors in the
field of sports combine football,
baseball and basketball, but it's a
rare occasion when you find an ath-
lete participating in football and
tennis, and doing as fine a job as
Harry has done.
Football, Tennis Opposed
Football requires tremendous ,con-
centrated body action with all the
force one can generate being thrown
into every block, tackle and charge.
On the other hand, tennis demands
the exact opposite in the way of body
action and applied power. Tennis
is a game strictly for the loose, re-
laxed, highly coordinated individual.
A heavy-muscled body isn't as con-
ducive to loose action as a smooth-
sheathed structure would be, so
Kohl's accomplishments are all the
more surprising in view of his short,
musicular build.
In high school when at Dayton,
Harry won three letters in football,
three in basketball and two in ten-
nis to set a mark the boys back in
Ohio are still shooting at. He would
have played baseball but for the
fact that it was not included in his
high school athletic program.
Mite Rated High
Since he's been on campus, the
tiny titan has made quite a name for
himself. Last fall he rated as the
second string quarterback on the
squad until he hurt his leg before
the Illinois game. This coming fall
the plans seem to indicate that Harry
won't be blocking from the quarter-
back back post, but will be running
from the tailback spot, where his
W L Pet.
Illinois ..........9 3 .750
Northwestern ... 9 3 .750
Minnesota.......6 2 .750
Iowa............6 3 .667
MICHIGAN. 7 5 .583
Wisconsin........ 5 7 .416
Indiana.........3 5 .375
Ohio State.......3 5 .375
Purdue..........2 7 .222
Chicago.........1 11 .083
Games left to be played:
Minnesota at Iowa (2)


ood win Clark

Kohl Combines Football, Tennis
To Perform Rare Sports' Feat

speed and shiftiness will be utilized
to a greater extent.
When the baseball season started,
"Cuddles," as the boys call him, was
battling Sofiak for the shortstop
berth, but when he saw that splinters
were to be his lot, he hiked over to
the tennis courts and asked Coach
Weir for a chance to try out for tli
squad. How well he succeeded is
indicated by his showing in the Con-
ference championships just conclud-
ed at Evanston this past weekend.
There, Harry and his partner, Bob
Jeffers, went to the finals of the
number three doubles tournament
before losing.
Now that the tennis season has
drawn to a close, Kohl has packed
his racquet away and plans to work
out all summer in preparation for
the coming gridiron battles.
Baseball Letter
Awards.a med
Fisher Honors 15 Players;
Seven Are Detroiters
Fifteen varsity letters and three
secondary insignias were awarded to
members of the 1940 Michigan base-
ball team, it was announced yesterday
by Coach Ray Fisher.
The letter recipients are: Capt.
Charlie Pink, Forest Evashevski, Bill
Steppon, George Ruehle, George
Harms, Davie Nelson and Don Hol-
man, all of Detroit; Fred Trosko,
Flint; Jack Barry, Katonah, N.Y.;
Russ Dobson, Ann , Arbor; Howard
Greenberg, Dayton, O.; Mike Sofiak,
Gary, Ind.; Lyle Bond, Clare; May-
nard - (Mickey) Stoddard, Davison;
and Frances (Bud) Chamberlain,
Royal Oak.
Reserve insignias were awarded
to Tom Netherton, Colorado Springs,
Colo.; Les Veigel, Tuscarawas, O.;
and John Erpelding, Chicago.
The Wolverines wind up their sea-
son Thursday against Michigan State,
at East Lansing. Captain for the
1941 team will be elected after the
game with the Spartans.
wltb a "Scalp. Treatment" - "Crew
Haircut" or "Personality Hair Style."
Liberty off state
Formerly Esquire Barbers

Smith, Stan Kelley, Phil Balyeat,
Tom Jester, Carl Culver, Jack Barry,
Tom Tussing, John Haigh, Eldon
James, Harlan Danner, Don Nichols,
Jim Rae, Russ Dobson, Larry Cal-
vert, Fred Olds, Sherman Olmstead,
Henry Heyl, David Cushing, Lynn
Reiss, Dave Strong.

1 E r_


It seems a shame that the Double
should have caused poor disillusioned
A. W. one of the outstanding disap-
pointments of his college career. Af-
ter shedding a tear or two, we turn
back to our guns. The Double is
still strongly in favor of the Notre
Dame rivalry. As we said yesterday,
it's a natural, if there ever was one.
A. K.'s knowledge is wrong too.
The Irish do not indulge in the so-
called 'Open subsidization' policy. If
they did, there would be no game
with Michigan, we can assure you
that. Our Board has looked into the
matter. The Wolverines never will
play against a purely business outfit.
That is one of the laws of our ath-
letic association.
If A. K. objects to all aid to ath-
letes, and protests all matches
against such schools that do give it,
he'll soon have his Wolverines in the
Chicago class. The Maroons don't
meet schools that aid athletes. The
Maroons don't meet schools.
Then too, our contributor, no
doubt in his youth, paid a visit to
the South Bend Stadium. He sat
in front of a bunch of kids from
across the tracks. They shouted.
They swore. In fact, they were just
plain nasty. A. K., no doubt, is just
like an elephant. He never forgets.
Frankly, we have never noticed any
poor sportsmanship among the Irish
Well, "The Yanks are coming,"
neighbors, and let there be no ques-
tion about that. Coming right up
from the cellar stairs. The Senators
were all for .this peace business yes-
terday, but they couldn't stop the
Yanks who the Double believes will
be in first before the fireworks go
on sale.



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