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Mann To Use Undef
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eated Mermen ,-- -

Crisler Serimma ges Gridders
In Hour Drill At Ferry Field

Simon Fought Louis With Injured HandI


Cold Weather
Keeps Varsity
Nine Indoors
Coach Ray Fisher's Varsity base-
ball squad remained in the shelter
of the Field House yesterday as
continued cold weather cancelled
plans for outdoor drills. The week. '


Powell, Fahrbaclh,
Wildcat Natators,
Unbeaten Records

The 1941 model of the University
of Michigan's football machine put
on a premature display of its ability
in an hour scrimmage session under
Coach Fritz Crisler's direction at
Ferry Field yesterday afternoon.
In spite of adverse football con-
ditions, namely the slippery mud, the
gridders gave a good account of them-
selves-considering that it was only
their second scrimmage of the current
spring training grind.
And the honors for the day were

he frequently broke away for long
runs. Ray Sowers and Bob.Morrison,
two sophomores who are out for their
first spring practice this year, were
the other two backs who showed
plenty of promise along the pigskin
lugging line..
But the veterans didn't take a back
seat by any means. Al Wistert, Bob
Ingalls, Bill Melzow and George Cei-
thaml clearly showed that they have
lost none of their bone jarring block-
ing ability as they sent many a de-
fenseman sprawling.

(Continued from Page 1)

er-Dick Fahrbach. He, too, is un-
beaten and holder of third place in
the Conference 50 yard race and fifth
in the century. He recently whipped
Don Wenstrom, Iowa star, in a dual
Gray A Threat
These two, Powell and Fahrbach,
form the backbone of the Wildcats.
Doyle Gray, a surprise fourth place
winner in the Big Ten 50 yard dash
is another threat with Jerry Zehr,4
a backstroker and Johnny Walsh, a
distance man, listed as dangerous.
Outside of that Northwestern has
little to cope with the man-heavy
Wolverines. But both teams are at
their respective peaks physically and
mentally and that in- itself can cause
plenty of fireworks.
With one eye cocked on the Na-
tionals, Matt.Mann is previewing his
400 yard free style I relay quartet of
Jack Patten, Dobby Burton, Gus'
Sharemet and Charley Barker which
he is planning to shoot against Yale's
world record-holders.
Sharemet In 220
He' will also taken a gander at Gus
Shavemet in the 220-a surprise move
designied to bring the Maize and Blue
more points in the Collegiates. Tak-
ing the "Great Gusto's" place in the
100 for tonight will be Claire Morse
and Tommy Williams.
The rest of the Wolverine lineup
will remain just about the same as
has been swimming all year. Jim
Welsh and Blake Thaxter take over
the 440-Dick Reidl will be given the
backstroke event to himself with Ted
Horlenko a possible entry-and Bruce
Allen and Bob West will match
strokes with Fahrbach in the 50.
The return of John Sharemet to
action will provide Mann with his
strongest breaststroke corps with Jim
Skinner in top shape.


evenly divided among the backfield
men and the linemen. The backs O l h m -
broke awaytfor several long runs, but
the forward wall slashed through
more than a few times to spill the H as """y
ball-carrier.. More than that, the i s . onY 11 p
first year men held their own with
the seasoned veterans of past cam-
Three guards and three backs stoodI
out yesterday among the men who By STAN CLAMAGE
have had no previous varsity ex- ' Once upon a time you could put a
perience. Stocky Angie Trogan, bruis- finger on the map and say that ma-
ing Julius Franks, and big Merv Preg- terial for any sporting activity came
ulman, who has been shifted from from a distinct section.
center to guard, put on a devastat- Only two sports can at this time
ing show of guard play as they be so classified-hockey and wres-I
)locked and tackled with deadly effi- tling. But hockey is definitely in a
ciency. Trogan and Franks sparkled class by itself because of weather
on defense, while Pregulman and condition requirements. In this
Franks, when the latter was on the field, you must have cold-and plenty
offensive, opened up gaping holes for of it.
the prancing backs. Although no attemptshas been made
Paul White, the big freshman from recently to make a compilation of
River Rouge, was easily the day's out- statistics on sectionalism in athletics,
standing ball toter. Using his tricky a marked distinction can again be
change of pace to its best advantage, shown in wrestling, evidenced by the
recent National Collegiate Wrestling
Tournament at Lehigh.
Relay Quarte ,TFor no particular reason at all,
Oklahoma A. & M. has taken every-
Runs Saturday thing there is in wrestling-leaving
only a few scraps for the other inter-
ested schools to fight for. The Aggies
Trackmen Face Buckeyes just finished taking their fifth
Trackmenstraight National title. And if you
In Meei At Cleveland I want to go back any farther, there's
plenty more where those came from.
A crack Michigan medley relay Since amateur wrestling came into
team will travel to Cleveland Sat- its own-well over a decade ago-the
urday to compete in a special invita- Sooner state has turned out a great
tional duel with Ohio State as an majority of the top-notch wrestlers
exhibition feature of the annual City and coaches. Right here at Michigan
High School track championships. we have Cliff Keen, who himself was
a National Champion from Oklahoma
Running in order for the Wolver- back in the middle twenties. At Mich-
ines wilt be Warren Breidenbach for igan State, Fenley Collins, who has,
the half-mile leg, sophomores Bob just turned out the greatest team in,
Ufer in the 440-yard dash, lanky Bill the history of the Spartan school, is
Ackerman in the three-quarter mile also from Oklahoma. And six of
and anchorman Karl Wisner in the State's grapplers are also from Okla-
final mile run. homa.
In the Butler Relays two weeks ago In Oklahoma, wrestling is the state
a strong Buckeye foursome snatched sport, like football in the rest of the
the medley relay crown from both country. If nothing else, every high
Michigan and Indiana. But neither school has a wrestling squad. Talk-
the Wolverines nor Hoosiers sent ing about monopolies, here's a good
thei strongest men into action in this case for the Federal Trade Commis-
particular race, preferring to enter sion.
powerful teams in the mile and two- Give or take, it is just about time
mile relay events. for the rest of the country to awaken
Probable starters for Coach Larry and help pass the fun around. It cer-
Snyder's outfit will be Ed Porter in tainly would help the sport a lot.
the half, either speedy Ralph Ham- - -
mond or Leroy Collins in the quarter, AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Gene Kiracofe in the three-quarter, Pittsburgh 4, Hershey 1.
and Capt. Les Eisenhart anchoring Cleveland 6, Providence 5.
the quartet in "the mile. (Cleveland wins series, 3 to 1).

Abe Simon, back in New York after his fight in Detroit with Joe
Louis, points to his bandaged right hand which he said was broken be-
fore the battle. Abe said the injury, fracture of a small bone between
the wrist and index finger, occurred in sparring about 10 days be-
fore the fight. Louis won by a technical knockout in the 13th round.

end spring weather disappeared be-
fore Fisher could take advantageIof
it, but the Wolverine boss hopefully
mentioned forecasts of warm weath-
er for today.
Three regulars were absent from
yesterday's workout as Fisher sent
his charges through the regular bat-
ting and fielding practice. Captain
Bill Steppon, second baseman, and
third sacker Bud Chamberlain are
off the active list for a few days
because of illness, and regular catch-
er George Harms was called home to
Detroit by an injury to his mother.
Another squad member was put
on the sidelines in yesterday's drill
when Bill Burke, Billings, Mont.,
catcher, was hit in the head by a
pitched ball in the batting cage.
Burke was knocked to the ground by
the blow, which raised a lump on
his left cheek bone, but Dr. Alfred
W. Coxon declared that the injury
was not.serious. Burke has been con-
fined to the Health Service for rest
and ice-bag treatments, and an X-
ray was to be taken of his cheek this
morning. The X-rays might possibly
show a broken cheek bone, but noth-
ing worse, Dr. Coxon reported last
Strong Appointed Coach
- Dave Strong, former Michigan
halfback, was singed as head coach at
the South Dakota State School of
Mines, it was learned here today.
The 24-year-old ex-Wolverine grid-
der was assistant football coach here.
He starred at Helena, Mont., high
school, lettered one year at the Uni-
versity of Illinois and two years at
the University of Michigan.

AP Baseball
Briefs ...

Red Wings, Leafs
Trounce Rangers,'
1ruins In Playoffs

(By The Associated Press) DETROIT, March 25. -VP)- De-j
LAKELAND, Fla., March 25.-Us- troit's Red Wings eliminated the de-1
ing a largely substitute lineup, the fending champion New York Rangers
Detroit Tigers today defeated the from the 1941 Stanley Cup hockey
Buffalo Bisons of the International play-offs tonight with a 3 to 2 victory

Northwestern's two big guns who
will lead the Wildcats into action
tonight in the Sports Building
pool are Powell and Fahrbach, Big
Ten point winners and rated among
the leaders in the nation.

Michigan Trophy Case Holds
A Unique Golfing Possession
By LYONS HOWLAND I by Northwestern, an annual producer
Linking two opposite walls of the of strong golf teams.
outer office of the Athletic Admin- The winners, Dave Osler, Bob Fife
istrationBuildingaretwolargeand Ben Smith are all outstanding
istaton uidig ar wo large cases prospects in Coach Ray Courtright's
housing Michigan's mighty collection prpecs n CocR aC t '
pre-season comnetition

League, 4 to 2, in an exhibition game.
On the mound Del Baker exhibited
Hal White and Freddy Hutchinson
and they held the Bisons to eight hits,
six of them yielded by "Hutch," who.
worked the last four innings. White
allowed no runner to pass first base
in five innings.
25.-The Brooklyn Dodgers ended
the New York Yankees' seven-game
string of exhibition victories to-
day by winning an 11-inning mound
battle, 2 to 1.
Lee Grissom and Kirby Higbe
held the American Leaguers to
seven hits.
LOS ANGELES, March 25.-The
Chicago Cubs registered their third
straight exhibition victory over Pitts-1
burgh today, 10 to 5, piling up a six-,
run lead in the first three innings.

in the third and deciding game of
their series before 8.942 fans.
The Wings thus advanced to the
semi-final round where they will meet
the winner of the Chicago Black-
hawks-Montreal Canadiens 'series in
the best of three games.
Throwing up a tight defense, thej
j Wings scored twice in the first period
and then made victory sure with an-
other counter midway in the third
TORONTO, March 25.-(P)-Syl-
vanus Apps, Toronto's star center, re-
turned to action tonight after a
month on the bench and led the
Maple Leafs to a 7 to 2 triumph over,
the Boston Bruins in the third game
of their Stanley Cup hockey playoff
The victory gave the Leafs a 2-1
lead in their best-of-seven games be-
tween the National League cham-



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of trophies. Back in the northwest
corner of the cases, partially hidden
from view by the shadows, is a tall
and impressive looking trophy with
the image of a golfer, driver poised in
the air, standing on its top.
This trophy is the result of an un-
told story of three Wolverine ath-
letes who went out as dark horses on
the field of battle and came back
with one of the most coveted honors
in the Western Golf Association.
The story started last year around
June at the start of the summer
vacation when Coach Ray Courtright
entered Dave Osler, then a sopho-
more, and Bob Fife and Ben Smith,
who were both freshmen, in the
Western Golf Association tournament.
Competing over a period of several
days at the Millroad Farms Country
Club in Chicago, Osler, Fife and
Smith, 'the terrible three,' overcame
all opposition, and ran off with hon-
ors of the tournament, winning for
Michigan its first Arthur Wood Mem-
orial trophy.t
The trophy itself is a beautiful
two-and-a-half-foot loving cup with1
the aforementioned figure of a golf-
6r on its top. The trophy has one
stipulation-that age limit for com-
petition be 20 years old. It was do-1
nated in 1938 by one Arthur Wood,1
an official of the Western Golf Asso-
ciation. It was won the two years
previous to last year's tournament

Jorgens Battered
As Sox Wip A's
ANAHEIM, Calif., March 25.-(A)-
Orville Jorgens failed in his first
comeback attempt today, but the
Chicago White Sox went ahead to
defeat the Philadelphia Athletics,
9 to 6, in an exhibition game here.
Jorgens, who formerly pitched for
the Phillies, is being given a tryout
by the Sox after being out of action
with arm trouble. He pitched the first
three innings, yielding six hits and
six runs in the third and letting the
A's tie the score.
Moose Solters of the Sox hit a
home run.
Lowrey Rewards Frosh
Four members of the Michigan'
freshman hockey team were yester-
day awarded frosh numerals for their
season's activities, it was announced
by Coach Eddie Lowrey.
The quartet includes: Warner For-
sythe, Birmingham; Douglas Hill-
man, Grand Rapids; James Hull,
Buffalo, N.Y., and Keith Nicolls, Pon-
Chicago ), Montreal Canadiens 2.

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