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IF HE WOULD have listened to my
,well-meant advice. and worked
conscientiously, I think my razor-
backed hog could have finished in the
money at the Kentucky Derby next
He has. sturdy legs, a fine heart,
keen running sense, a blue-rib-
boned grandmother and a father
that was made into a regultion
football, and after all, that's far
more than most of these bangtails
can boast of.
Take Our Boots, , King Cole, and
Porter's Cap out of this Louisville
affair, and the rest of the contenders
aren't worth the oats their praying
owners feed them. Frankly, the
Double had his heart set on Whirl-
away. Forhmonths I have been watch-
ing that horse. The 1940 two-year-
old chiampion had everything, and
besides my uncle on my mother's side
once had a cocker spaniel named
Whirlaway and he used to run rings
around every dog in Owosso county.
But Alas, Whirlaway, the horse, ran
five lengths behind Our Boots in the
Blue Grass warmup at Keeneland
the other day, which only goes to
prove the old saying that horses are
more fickle than womn, which in-
deed seems impossible.
As soon as Our Boots scored two
impressive victories at Keeneland, the
so-called experts climbed on his
Ohio-owned bandwagon and brought
his odds down to where you have to
invest the price of a new suit to win
a necktie. But that phases me none,
for wasn't it these same smart guys
that studied the situation last May
and came up with that sure invest-
ment, Bimelech. Ah, there was a
KING COLE is another of these
people's choices. The merrie old
sole captured the Paumonok Handi-
cap at Jamaica not so long ago and
gets his real test in the Woods
Memorial today. But I ask you
man to man, who wants to bet on
a kink when there are so many of
them fleeing hopelessly around
Europe. Cross him off my list.
One by one we can dispose of Little
Beans, Ohission, Robert Morris, Dis-
pose, Curious Coin, Bull Reigh and
Agricole. The Double will have no
part of Agricole because that means
farmer in Italian, I think, and the
Italians are at war, and that's bad.
By the process of elimination, you
can see that I am about to hurl my
vast resources upon the nose of Port-
er's Cap. He has a great two-year-
old record and won his only 1941 start.
His owner is C. S. Howard, the lucky
one. Besides Porter's Cap is a nice
name, and my roommate thinks he
I still believe that lazy hog could
have been in this battle, but alas,
all that is left of him now is old
* * *
THE DOUBLE received a long let-
ter from gang-buster Bill
Combs yesterday. The former Wol-
verine wrestling captain and M
Club prexy is in De Ridder, La.
driving a truck "a mile long" for
a pipe line company. Since leaving
here a month ago, Combs has rested
in Tulsa, worked in a rodeo in Tex-
as, vacationed in Houston, Galves-
ton, New Orleans and Mexico, and
has been in two dozen street fights
along the way.
"While I was in Mexico," writes
Combs, "I beat a fellow who was pos-
ing as the heavyweight wrestling
champ of the country. It all came
about this way. He hurt his opponent
in his scheduled match after they
had exchanged several grunts, so the
management offered $10 to anyone
who could stay with him for 10 min-
utes. He didn't look so hot so I
accepted. My attire was simply ter-
rific-xll I had on was a pair of
swimming trunks-not even any
shoes. I was just going to stay for
the 10 minutes. Butt when we start-
ed the guy was so dumb that I pinned
him in about seven minutes with a
head scissors. Now I'm Mexican na-
tional champ, I guess."
"The girls in New Orleans are really
beautiful. I was going to transplant
a bunch to Michigan, but the sudden
change would probably be too much
Qualify In Four Events
Longlorns Sliatter All Existing Records
In Sensational Sprint Medley Relay
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tracted 10,000 roaring fans to the
gigantic carnival, the Wolverines
managed to achieve only a third,
fourth and sixth in five finals which
were completed today. Despite a splen-
did 1:52.6 half mile performance by
anchorman Warren Breidenbach, the
Maize and Blue sprint medley four-
some finished behind the invincible
Longhorns and Ohio State.
Junior Will Ackerman fulfilled
much of his previous promise as he
led off Michigan's distance medley
team with a very creditable 1:56.4
880 yard leg, the best he has ever
done. But his mates Bill Dobson,
John Purdue and Herb Leake, were
unable to keep up the pace and finally
ended in sixth place. Michigan Nor-_
mal's Tommy Quinn staged a blister-
ing last lap drive to overtake the fal-
tering Notre Dame milerefor a great
Huron victory in this event.
In the individual two mile run,
Karl Wisner ran an excellent race
for seven laps, but weakendd at the
end and was nipped for third place
by Yankton College's Virgil Grace.
Other individual performances for
Michigan were those of sprinter Al
Piel, who. nosed out Illinois' Jim
Turner for a berth in tomorrow's 100
yard dash finals, shot putter ,Bob
Hook's powerful heave Hof 49 feet
1 inch, which placed him third in
his preliminary trials,.and Frank Mc-
Carthy's fine hurdle flight, although
he was -ncsed out by Northwestern's
Chuck Horvath for a spot in the
Making his first Varsity appear-
ance, Bob Reutter handed Al Thomas
a slight lead after his opening 2201
yard leg of the half mile relay,
which Thomas, Chuck Donahey and
anchorman Piel increased to a credit-
able margin to win the first heat.
The Texans, however, bettered Michi-
gan's time in the subsequent pre-
liminary trial, which presages a hot
Last event of the afternoon was
Michigan's 3:18 flat performance in
the mile relay, featured by the 48.8
'clocking of senior Bob Barnard on
his quarter. Ufer coasted to the tape
only inches in front of Drake and
Louisiana State, but he was obviously
saving his strength for tomorrow's
crucial events. Yet to see action for
the Wolverines are the crack two
mile quarter, the four mile foursome,
and Capt. Bob Canham and Wes Al-
len in the high jump.
A s . Nletmnen Trip
Hammett Whips Badger
I Capt. Nielson; Face
Chicago Team Today
(special to The Daily)
CHICAGO, April 25.-The Univer-
sity of Michigan tennis team swept
eight of nine natches against Wis-
consin's highly rated squad on the
University of Chicago Varsity court
today to take an impressive 8-1 vic-
tory from the Badgers.
Wisconsin's lone point came in the
number one singles match when the
Badgers' star, Sherwood Goernstein,
defeated Michigan's Captain Jim To-
bin after an up-hill battle. Tobin
took the first set handily, losing only
two games, but Goernstein retaliated
by copping the next set after it had
gone to deuce four times, 10-8. Tobin
also ran the third set to deuce but
Goernstein won out, 8-6, to take the
match for Wisconsin's only point.
Lawton Hammett, playing in the
number two spot for the Wolverines,
won a three-set match from Art Niel-
son, the Badger captain, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
Jim Porter and Tom Uamon, hand-
ling the second and fourth Michi-
gan positions respectively, won their
contests in straight sets, Porter de-
feating Ed Koehl with scores of 6-4,
6-3, while Gamon took Bob Bruce's
measure with little trouble, 6-0, 6-2.
Wayne Stille, Wolverine number
four, was forced to go three sets in
defeating Bob Negendanke dropping
the second tilt, 6-3, after winning 'he
opener, 7-5. The third set, however,
was all Stille and the flashy Michi-
gan lad ran out the set after drop-
ping the first game.
,In the sixth singles match, Alden
(ohnson of Michigan ran into trou-
ble, but finally won out over Bill
Wright, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.
Michigan's great doubles team of
Jim Tobin and Lawton Hammett ran
over Goernstein and Nielson of Wis-
consin with little difficulty, 6-3, 7-5.
In the other two doubles matches,
Stille and Porter beat Koeh and Ne-
gendanke, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, and Gamon
and Howie Bacon combined to over-
power Bruce and Wright. 6-3. 6-3.
Goernstein (W) def. Tobin (M),
2-6, 10-8, 8-6.
Hammett (M) def. 'Nielson (W),
6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
Porter (M) def. Kochli (W), 6-4,
Stille (M) def. Negendanke 4-W),
7-5, 3-6, 6-1. /
Gamon (M) def. Bruce (W), 6-0,
Johnson (M) def. Wright (W)
6-4, 5-'1, 6-3..
Detroit Edges Browns
In Weird Game, 12.1 1
DETROIT, Aprl 25. - (P) -The
champion Detroit Tigers and the St.
Louis Browns indulged in a typical
Grocers' picnic ball game today with
the Tigers finally coming out on top
in a weird three-hour struggle, 12 to
11, with their third straght victory.
Broad-beamed Rudy York, soon to
occupy the Tigers' slugging throne
alone when Hank Greenberg marches
off to the army, put, an end to the
whacky business with a bases-full
single in the ninth for two runs after
the Browns had gone ahead in their
Varsity Nine Wallops Chicago,
10-1,_In First Big Ten Game
New York .........
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alone, for everybody in the starting
lineup with the exception of Don
Holman and George Ruehle, collected
at least one safety. Dick Wake-+
field produced the longest blow of the
tilt with a tremendous drive to right
in the first inning that went for three
bases as the throw just nipped him
at the plate.
Chicago Defense Weak
But the Michigan plate power is
only part of the story. A Chicago
defense that fell apart at regular
intervals during the game would have
given them enough runs to win any#
way. Seven misplays by the visitors
and an equal number of bases on
balls by Carl Nohl, who hurled the
first seven frames for Chicago, ac-
counted for half of the Wolverines'
The debacle started in the first in-
ning when lead-off man Davey Nel-
son hit to short and went all the
way to second after Earl Shanken
heaved the ball into the first base
bleachers, He went to third as catcher
George Basich juggled Don Holman's
sacrifice bunt, and when Holman
broke for second on the next pitch,
second baseman Sy Hirschberg
muffed the throw from Basich and
Nelson scored. Holman crossed the
plate on Steppon's single to left a
moment later, and Steppon followed
him in front of Wakefield's terrific
Double Starts Rally
That was the way it went from
then on. In the second, after Chi-
cago had scored their lone run on a
double by Nick Parisi and two in-
field outs, Michigan counted another
when Nohl walked Sofiak to force in
Harms. and Nelson and a walk to
Stoddard had loaded the sacks.
Michigan's pair of tallies in the
third came on a combination of two
base knocks and an error. Cham-
berlain was safe when third base-
man Ken Jensen kicked his ground
ball around, and scored on Harms'
double to center. Harms followed him
around on Mickey Stoddard's single
The Wolverines finished their going
ov er of Nohl's slants with single runs
in the fourth and seventh. The last
two counters came off Bob Meyer,
who came in at the start of Michi-
gan's 'eighth, and they were pure as
the driven snow. Sofiak led off, and
smashed a line to right that was
too hot for Aaron Manders to hold.
Steppon then blasted one down the
left field foul line that went for two
bases, Sofiak scoring standing up.
Wakefield followed with an infield
bingle to second which scored Step-;
pon with the final run.
By LYONS HOWLAND
Michigan's surprising golfers are
scheduled to play in their first home
match of this season today when they
take on Michigan Stagte's invading
forces on the fairways of the Univer-
sity Golf Course.
Coach Ben Van Alstyne is bringing
with him a strong squad nucleated
by three outstanding veterans. Stan-
ley Kowal, Bill Zylstra, and Ralph
Kortge will carry the main burden
of State's power with George Busch,
Chester Kennedy, James ;Funston
and Leonard Hutt backing them up
as newcomers to the squad.
Michigan will present a less experi-
enced team than the Spartans, but
from the showing the Wolverines
have made on their southern trip,
State is in for a tough tinie of it.
Capt. Fred Dannenfelser of Toledo,
Ohio, will lead the Wolverines against
State with Ben Smith, John Barr,
Dave Osler, and Bob Fife as likely
contenders for berths.
Both Captain Dannenfelser and
Smith have outscoredBig Ten cham-
pion Gilbert Qf Ohio State when
Michigan met the Buckeyes April 21.
Both boys are expected to lead the
potential scoring power the Wolver-
ines have displayed this year.Bob
Fife and Dave Osler have held their
own so far this season, and both pos-
sess a beautiful swing which ought to
be very effective. John Barr is on
the "vastly improved" list the last
few weeks, and Courtright looks to
him to bolster Michigan's chances
against the Spartans. Ken Calder,
DaveLadd, John Leidy, and Chandler
Simonds are also like to get the call
The reserves will play behind the
varsity during the whole tournament,
and the teams will tee off for the
first hole at 12:45 p.m.
Shanken, ss ... . 5
Hirschberg, 2b .... 3
Manders, rf .... 3
Lopataka, lb .... 2
Basich, c......... 4
*Gruhn .......... 1
Jensen, 3b ...2
Nohl, p .......... 3
Cleveland 5, Chicago 3.
New York 6, Washington 0.
Boston 3, Philadelphia 1.
Totals ........ 31 1 6 24
Nelson, cf .......4
Holman, lf .......4
Steppon, 2b ...... 5
Wakefield, rf.... 5
Cartmill, rf ....... 0
Ruehle, lb ....... 4
Chamberlain, 3b .. 5
Harms, c.... .5
Stoddard,- p ,...". 1
St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 4.
Brooklyn 5, Boston 0
Chicago 8, Pittsburgh 7.
New York 7, Philadelphia 4
* batted for More in 9th.
Chicago .........010 000
Michigan ........312 100
Meet Eastern Stars,
At Brown's Regatta'
Michigan's Midwest intercollegiate
sailing champs meet the cream of
the East at Brown University's In-
vitational regatta today with two
crews carrying the Maize and Blue
colors into battle.
Al Donkin and Chet Lyman will
team together while Roger McAleer
and Robert Heinduck form the sec-
ond varsity crew that made The long
journey for the first competition of
Meanwhile, at home, Chuck Town-
send andRay Jones are all set'to run
off the interfraternity meet to be
held today on Whitmore Lake with
a maximum of 20 crews set for action.
Last year's winner, Sigma Phi, will
enter a, rugged team led by Bill 'De-
witt who narrowly whipped the ATO
duo captained by Bill Lopworth in
the 1940 meet.
M CLUB MEETING
There will beaan important M
Club meeting at 8 p.m. in the
Michigan Union next Thursday
evening. All members are request-
ed to be there.
Francis Heydt., Secy, -Treas.
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