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DAY, MAY 30, 1940



don wirtehafter's
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the Daily Double's first annual Ladies' Day, and for
this great occasion we have imported a tiny, vivacious bit of femininity from the
desk across the way, Since she's women's editor. thcy call her Osser the Bosser
over there, or sometimes the Wizard of Osser. She comes from Munising, and is
silly enough to brag about it. Here is a woman's slant on sports, or so says Esther
That FeminiIe Touch. .
"Papoose-mouth" Wirtchafter wanted me to mention at the outset
that all opinions expressed herein are the writer's own and that The Daily
assumes no responsibility for them. That was after I told him I was going
to predict next year's football scores. All I can say in defense is that his
accusations to the effect that "fools rush in where angels fear to tread"
are entirely unfounded and have no basis in fact. Don's no angel. Besides,
who better than a woman is qualified to dope out a form sheet-outside
of George Petty.
Anyhow, the measurements for the 1941 parade of pigskin cuties, ac-
cording to a creepy clairvoyant I know, ought to run something like this:
University of California: To be played September 28 at Berkeley.
This team is Michigan's answer to Chicago's decision to keep their
round-table conferences down to a minimum. Not much of an answer,
as retorts go, but at least we ought to be able to get a reply from THEM.
General appearance and possibilities: obvious. They come from the
state where men have more to look up at every day, you know. On the
gridiron, we'll pick the Wolverines though.
Michigan State College: The Spartans will probably have their usual
crowd of agriculturists out to give us a harrowing day October 5. Duane
Crosthwaite, who scored MSC's second touchdown last year, looks good for
another season. Due to the addition of this year's freshman line, supposed
to be the best in recent history, Charley Bachman's buoys will probably be
20 to 25 percent stronger this year than they were last. Arm strength?
Ask Marion Phillips. We'll take Michigan.
Harvard University: Coach Herbert O. Crisler and entourage will
make a one-night stand at Cambridge October 12. "Night," because the
Crimson's stadium ought to be steeped in plenty of gloom by the time
the Men of Michigan give out their "all," and despite the fact that
Harvard's almost exclusively sophomore team has had plenty of exper-
ience the past year-on the football field, of course-and will be aided
and backed up by this year's reputedly hefty freshman team, Head-
work? Well, we like their crew haircuts.
University of Illinois: Bob Zuppke's blitzkrieging battalions are sche-
duled to invade the enemy territory October 19, with Ralph Ehni in the
advance guard. Unless the Illini pull some of that Fifth Column stuff again
(sleepers and off-play signals) the Wolverines should be able to make up
for last year's humiliating humble. Punting ability? We've got a river
here, too.
University of Pennsylvania: Coach George Munger's "Quakers"
expect to leave their dent on Ann Arbor society October 29, with Cap'n
if he's not they showed poor choice) Frankie Reagan expected to co-
dominate the field of attention. The Hoosier Hammer is expected to be
the other dominator. Both boys (just call me granunaw) excel in every
department as will'be recalled in the Penn game last year, where Har-
mon made the most sensational run of his brilliant career. Ta da!
Handicaps? With a tag like "Quakers" what team would want to live
up to its reputation?
November 2. Open date. To whom it may concern: The Michigan
football team will be "at home" from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at their Stadium
Boulevard residence. Any takers will be welcome. Outlook: Uncertain.
University of Minnesota: Michigan travels to Minneapolis Novem-
ber 9 to meet the first installment of their bad news schedule-the
other two chapters of which are located at Evanston and Columbus,
respectively. The Golden Gophers have been juggling that brown mug
long enough. With Van Every out of the picture maybe Miehigan's
lines will show up better. Backfield? WAY back, we hope.


To Wind Up 1940 Campaign At State





Seniors Finish
Careers Today
Barry To Try For First
Victory Over Spartans;i
Monroe Faces Varsity
(Continued from Page 1)
football season ahead of him, mayf
end his baseball career on the bench.
A sprained wrist that has kept the
big outfielder shelved since the Pur-
due series promises to keep Evie out
of action again this afternoon. Soph-
omore Don Holman will take Eva-j
shevski's place in right field.f
The 1940 campaign has been none
too successful for the Wolverines. To
date the Varsity's record reads nine
Pink, Ruel1e Sign<
With Amateurs
Capt. Charlie Pink and George
Ruehle have signed to play for De-
troit sandlot teams this summer,t
the Wolverine stars announcedt
Pink will perform for Altes La-
ger, national amateur title-hold-
ers, while Ruehle holds a contractf
to play for Sam's defending Class
B champions of the Detroit ama-1
teur Baseball Federation.

Drivers Seek
Speed Record
bomb will burst at 10 a.m. (CST) to-
morrow-weather permitting-and 33
or perhaps only 32 stiff-helmeted race
drivers will roar off, before some
125,000 spectators, in a gruelling
four-hour test of men and motors
-the twenty-eighth annual 500-mile
The stake in the Memorial Day
marathon over Indianapolis' two-'
and-a-half-mile brick and asphalt
speedway will be $100,000 in prize
money, to be divided among the con-
testants. The winner will draw
down from $25,000 to $35,000, depend-
ing on the number of laps he leads.
Doubt over the number of starters
grew out of the breakdown yesterday
of an Italian-built Maserati to have
been driven by Rene Lebegue, French
soldier on leave.
Two former winners will be in the
race. They are Wilbur Shaw of In-
dianapolis, seeking to tie Louis Meyer
of Huntington Park, Calif., as a three-
time victor, and Kelly Petillo of Los
Shaw will drive another Maserati,
the same car in which he won last
year. He also was first in 1937. Petil-
lo won in 1935.
On the inside in the front row will
be Rex Mays of Glendale, Calif., who
qualified the first day at 127.850
miles an hour, best speed of all.

Admirals Win
Scond. Place
Softball Ttle
Swimming (Ju Annexes
Faculty Championship;
ZBT In Tennis Finals
Paced by Nat Talbot's seventh in-
ning single which knocked in the
winning run the Admirals edged out
the Phys Eds yesterday, 8-7, to win
the second place finals of the Inde-
pendent softball league. Waldemar
Griesbach hurled for the winners,
limiting the Phys Eds to two hits. Bill
Andaloro worked for the losers.
In the only other softball game'
yesterday, the Chemistry Depart-
ment whipped the English Depart-
ment, 11-10. The Chemists' victory
ended the title race in the faculty
league, with the Swimming Club lead-
ing the pack.
Last Game Of Season
The last game of the Intramural
softball season will take place today
when Sigma Chi meets Phi Sigma
Kappa in the third place finals.
Zeta Beta Tau advanced into the
fraternity tennis finals yesterday as
they swept all matches to down Phi
Delta Theta. The ZBT number one
doubles combination of Art Schoen-
berg and Bob Morrison with the for-
mer's long game and Morrison's net
game outstanding, beat the Phi Delts
best duo, Dick Scherling and Sam
Marshall, 75, 6-3.
Weisman Wins Singles
Bob Weisman took the singles, 6-1,
6-2, over Chuck Solar, and Jack Kes-
sel and Herb Hochbaum whipped
Bob Begle and Jack Swain in a close
match, 6-1, 4-6, 6-0, to take the de-
cision for the ZBT's. The winners
will face Sigma Phi in the finals.
Theta Xi took a 2-1 win over Psi
Upsilon in the fraternity horseshoe
semi-finals yesterday. The winners
will meet Lambda Chi Alpha for the
The Sports Building will be
closed today.
Earl Riskey, Asst. Director

Warren Breidenbach's Speed
Makes Relay Team Successful

The Wolverines have a top-notch
mile-relay team. That is an admitted
fact. But why is it that this crew
is something more than just four
guys swiftly toting a hunk of wood
for a distance of eight city block?
What makes the difference is pre-
cisely one fourth of the team-.-the
anchor fourth. The difference is
Warren Breidenbach.
If, in a really close track meet,
Warren were ever to actually start
his final quarter-mile in the lead.
he could hardly be censured if he
fainted dead away from shock. For
the script during the recently com-
pleted outdoor track season has quite
consistently called for him to spot
his rivals anywhere from an eight
to 12 yard handicap before pursuing
them. This makes for an interesting
race, to be sure, but it is awfully hard
on Mr. Breidenbach.
Leads In Two Races
To drag out cold statistics: There
Iwere six outdoor meets, in five of
which a mile-relay event wasiheld.
In two of these five races Breiden-
bach commencedahis final leg with
a lead, which fact naturally strikes
them preemptorily from the records.
The story lies in those other races.
At the Drake Relays, when Phil
Balyeat handedsWarren the baton,
Church of Louisiana State was al-
ready 12 yards on his way to victory.
And it's old but still thrilling stuff
now that Michigan's anchor man
steamed down the home stretch to
pass Church two yards from the
Two weeks ago on Ferry Field he
spotted Ohl, Pitt's anchor man, eight
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yards, took one look, said to him-
self, "I can take this guy." and then
went on to do it-by three inches.
12 Yard Deficit
However, last Saturday at the
Conference Meet in Evanston, Ill.,
somebody must have tampered with
the scenario. Everything went strict-
ly according to schedule up to and
including that scene in which War-
ren starts out with somebody's track
spikes kicking up cinders about 12
yards in the van.
The action continued as usual,
with him bearing down and hauling
himself to within two yards of the
lead. But at that point the usual
happy ending had to be rewritten,
because for the first time 440 yards
was too short a distance in which to
overtake the front man. Breiden-
bach finished second, two yards be-
hind Franck of Minnesota. ,
Nonetheless, coming through two
out of three times when the chips
were stacked high against, him is
a highly satisfactory percentage.
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victories against 12 defeats. But a
triumph over the Spartans will pro-
vide Coach Ray Fisher's charges with
no end of consolation for their medi-
ocre esason.
Michigan State, too, has been point-
ing for today's encounter. The Spar-
tans sharpened their batting eyes
earlier in the week by swamping
Hillsdale, 17-4. State has also re-
corded a 7-1 victory over Michigan1
Normal, a team that has defeated
Michigan twice this year.
George Monroe, who turned back
the Wolverines earlier in the season,j
is slated to face the Varsity again to-
Michigan Michigan State
Pink, cf Morrison, 2b
Sofiak, ss Duncan, ss
Holman, rf Wil Davis, If
Steppon, 2b Wy Davis, rf
Trosko, lf Kamerath, lb
Chamberlain, 3b Klewicki, 3b
Ruehle, lb Starck, cf
Harms, c Cook, c
Barry, p Monroe, p

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Northwestern University: Bill De-
Correvont will lead his classmates to
Harvard on the Huron for what this
column predicts will be one of the
toughest games of the season. As Mil-
ton Berle used to say no brush, no
lather, no rub-in, no shave, no face,
no nuthin'. That's the way the game
ended two year ago. Let's hope we
come out on the right side of the led-
ger this time.
Ohio State University: Fran-
cis-shut - the - gates - of - mercy-
Schmidt and the Buckeye boys
will be hosts to the Wolverine
team Nov. 23, for the last game of
the year. OSU lost only four out
of their 44 best men, so the Buck-
yees should be plenty tough. This
limb is too far for even an ad-
venturous soul like myself to go
out on, so I guess I'll leave you
up the tree on this score.
University of Michigan: Terrific.
Chest expansion? Ought to be quite
That's all for now, but kindly' ad-
dress all stink bombs and other per-
sonal mail in re this column to the
city morgue. I'm predicting my own
early demise. Yours truly,
Esther Osser
Cheerleaders Appointed
Cheerleading appointments for
next year were announced yesterday
by Art Treut, head cheerleader.
Juniors selected are: Dick Strain,
Walter Flores, Robert Keetch, and
Curt Hendricks. Sophomores in-
clude John Williams, Dick St. John,
Bill Deaver, Clarence Anderson and
Dan Smith.
NEW YORK, May 29.-(IP)-Atley
Donald, the Yankees' rookie pitching
sensation of 1939, made a belated
bow as a starter today and held the
Washington Senators to four hits for
a 2 to 1 victory, the fifth straight for
the world champions.




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