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THE MICHJGAN DAILY

Team

Downs Spartans; IN

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Michigan Opens Two-Game
Series With Buckeyes Today

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(This week's Doubles are being written by members of the Junior staff, Today's
column is by Hal Wilson who is covering track.)
From Heston To Infinity...
N REFERRING TO THE UNIVERSITY of Michigan and Wolverine ath-
letic teams, an Eastern sports writer once remarked: "From Heston to
Infinity is the span of her eminence."
Those are just ten words, just a few syllables strung together in a man-
ner no one had ever done before. But behind them lies a wealth of Maize
and Blue tradition, athletic lore, spirit, sportsmanship and all the other,
things, both tangible and intangible, that have served to make Wolverine
sports representatives the much-feared and highly-respected competitors
they have come to be throughout the nation.
When we first came across the quotation just three years ago, it carried
little significance. But as it stands in print before us now, it brings a rush
of memories, a flood of concrete illustrations to mind of events that have
occurred since that time. Over and over again have we seen instances on
the field of action, in the locker room, in the stands, which help to instill a
deeper and more profound meaning in the phrase.
They haven't all been championship performances-or always win-
ning ones for that matter-but they have possessed an inexpressible some-
thing which has added to Michigan's great athletic heritage and prestige.

T HERE WAS THE TIME back in
1938, for instance, when a bad-
ly outweighed Wolverine grid team,
playing in its first season under
Coach Fritz Crisler, was fighting
a desperate scoreless battle against
a powerful Northwestern machine.
Wildcat Ollie Hahnenstein had
just tossed a 52-yard-pass to Bernie
Jefferson and Michigan was backed
to the s 1adow of its own goalpost.
On the first play the Wolverines
were offside and penalized back to
the six yard line. Then in three
plays the Purple juggernaut edged
the ball to the Maize and Blue one,
a scant 36 inches from victory.
Fullback George McGurn cracked
to the one foot line. But Jack
Ryan,' Jefferson, and then Ryan
again were thrown back in three
successive plays by an almost un-
believably indomitable Wolverine
line Eight chances the Wildcats
had from the 11-yard stripe, but

Maize and Blue seniors Heikkinen,
Siegel, Smick, Brennan and Hook,
and the rest, playing their last
home game for Michigan, courag-
eously made it their best one.
And then there was the pair of
dual swimming meets with Ohio
'State that same year. The Buck-
eyes were riding the crest that sea-
son, spearheaded by such tank
aces as Al Patnik, Billy Quayle and
Curly Stanhope. In the first meet
at Ann Arbor the crowd, whipped
to a feverish pitch, roared as an
inspired Wolverine relay team
touched out a desperately-churn-
ing Scarlet quartet in a photo fin-
ish to gain a 42-42 deadlock.
Several weeks later the same
teams staged a repeat performance
down at Columbus, and once again
it required an incredible touch win
in the final relay for the Wolver-
ines to gain a tie with the supposed-
ly-invincible Bucks.

Michigan State
By 7-2_Margin
Capt. Jim Tobin, Hammet
Pace Squad With Wins
In Doubles And Singles
(Continued from Page 1)
and Chicago, who were defeated by
Michigan last weekend.
In the number five and six singles
matches, Tom Gamon polished off
Floyd Krause with little difficulty,
6-4, 6-1, and Alden Johnson downed
Bob Harris in similar style, 6-3, 6-2.
In the doubles contests, Tobin and
Hammett walloped Drilling and Per-
kins, 6-3, 6-1, but Porter and Stille
were forced to go three sets to defeat
Maxwell and Beeman.
Coach Leroy Weir made one change
in his lineup, teaming Roy Bradley
with Gamon at the number three
doubles spot. This combination beat
State's Harris-Krause duo, 6-4, 6-4.
Singles - Tobin (M) defeated
Drilling 2-6, 6-2, 6-1. Hammett (M)
defeated Perkins 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Max-
well (MSC) defeated Porter, 6-4, 3-6,
6-4. Beeman (MSC) defeated Stille,
9-7, 6-3. Gamon (M) defeated Krause,
6-4, 6-i. Johnson (M) defeated Har-
ris, 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles - Tobin-Hammett (M)
defeated Drilling-Perkins, 6-3, 6-1.
Porter-Stille (M) defeated Maxwell-
Beeman, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. Gamon-Brad-
ley (M) defeated Harris-Krause, 6-
4, 6-4.
Louis Signs For Fight
NEW YORK, May 1.-UP)-Joe
Louis' program of one-a-month title
defenses was extended another notch
today when promoter Mike Jacobs
announced that after meeting Buddy1
Baer in Washington May 23, the!
heavyweight champion would take on
former light-heavyweight titleholder
Bill Conn of Pittsburgh at the
Polo Grounds June 18.
DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 2)
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side at the Convocation and Dr. John
W. Studebaker, United States Com-
missioner of Education, will give the
address.

Track Team
To Pit Power
Against Irish
By BOB STAHL
Javelins flying through the air,l
pole-vaulters soaring over the bar,
shouts of "Track! Clear the track!" -
such was the scene of varied but in-
tensive activity at Ferry Field yester-
day as Coach Ken Doherty put his
charges through their final workout
before the dual meet with Notre
Dame at South Bend tomorrow.
With the Irish offering opposi-
tion in the form of one of the most
powerful aggregations the Wolverines
will face in their outdoor season this
year, Doherty spent most of the time
yesterday polishing the rough edges
- working on starts with his sprint-
ers, casting his watchful eye on Bob
Hook at work with the shot put and
Tommy Lawton throwing the discus,
and supervising the baton-passing of
his crack mile relay team.
Mile Relay Problem
The biggest problem confronting
the Michigan coach before this meet
is that of which of his five top quart-
er-milers to cast together in the mile
relay. Warren Breidenbach is a good
bet to run the anchor leg, but Doherty
is faced with the difficult task of
selecting his other three men from
among Bob Ufer, Al Thomas, Jack
Leutritz, and little Bobby Barnard,
all of whom have turned in very good
times in preceding meets this year.
Jeff Hall and Bob Barnard are
slated to run the low hurdles, with
Neil McIntyre topping the tall tim-
bers for Michigan. And with Capt.
Don Canham, who high-jumped over
6 ft., 5 in., in practice this week, and
Charlie Decker promising much in
the pole-vault department, the Wol-
verines will present plenty of power
against the strong Irish tomorrow.
Squad Leaves Tomorrow
The traveling squad which will en-
train for South Bend at 8:50 Satur-
day morning is as follows: Bill Ack-
erman, Barnard, Breidenbach, Can-
ham, ,Decker, Jack Dobson, John El-
dredge, Jeff Hall, Gene Hirsch, Hook,
John Kautz, Lawton, Herb Leake,
Leutritz, McIntyre, Dave Matthews,
Frank McCarthy, John McKean, Al
Piel, John Purdue, Bob Segula, Thom-
as, Ufer, Wilbert Wedenoja, Johnny
Wise, Karl Wisner, and Bill Dobson.

(Continued from Page 1)
the equal of any college foursome in
the country in the field, and is hit-
ting at a .275 clip.
Catcher George Harms sensa-
tional hitting streak led the club's
attack since the home opener. The
little receiver has an all-game aver-
age of .396, and paces the Conference
with a .625 mark compiled in the
two Chicago games. Bud Chamber-
lain is crowding him with .372, and
outfielders Dick Wakefield and Don
Holman are both well over .300.
Wakefield seems to have found the
range, and the big sophomore should
hit for a lot of extra bases from
now on.
Pitchers Perform Well f
Fisher's mound staff, too, has
turned from his big headache to one
of the best staffs in the Conference.
Chiefly responsible for the change
is Wise, whose two-hit beauty in the
BATTING AVE1l AGES

Player AB
Harms .......48
Chamberlain . . 51
Wakefield ....29
Holman .......55
Nelson........57
Ruehle .......36
Steppon .......46
Cartmill .......10
Sofiak ........ 52

R
8
13
5
7
13
7
10
2
6

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19
19
10
17
17
10
12
2
10

Pet.
.396
.372
.344
.309
.298
.277
.260
.200
.192

have slipped since they swept five
out of six games in the South, and
the team bat'ting mark is around .200
now. If they do show any punch at
the plate, it will probably be from
the bats of outfielders Wayne Heaf-
ner and Jack McLain and shortstop
Jimmy Langhurst. Langhurst was
moved in from his outfield spot to
replace the injured George School,
and is clouting the ball around the
.400 mark.
Bucks ,Beat Purdue
The Buck hurlers, in spite of the
loss of Capt. Gene Dornbrook with
a sore arm, brought them two close
wins over Purdue in their Confer-
ence openers, and the only hitting
the Ohio team showed was in an 11-
inning 10-9 win over Wisconsin. They
dropped the first Badger tilt to take
third in the Big Ten standings with
a .750 percentage. The Buckeyes
were able to split a pair with the
Michigan State team that bowed to
Michigan, 4-3, but dropped two to
Western State, which had to score
twice in the ninth to nose out the
Wolverines.
The Ohio State mound duties, with
Dornbrook out, have fallen to the
veteran Sexton and a pair of juniors,
John Lohrey and Joe Mack. Sexton
and Mack split the Purdue victories,
with Lohrey relieving Dornbrook in
his last appearance to get credit for
the Badger win. Sexton will pitch
today, with Lohrey or Mack starting
Saturday's tilt.
The lineups:

Major League Standings
AMERICAN LEAGUE
W L Pct. GB
Cleveland 12 4 .750
New York .. 11 6 .647 1'/
Chicago .... 9 5 .643 2
Boston.......8 6 .574 3
Detroit ......6 8 .574 3
Washington .. 5 10 .333 61/2
Philadelphia . 4 10 .386 7
St. Louis .... 3 9 .250 7
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Boston 15, Detroit 9.
Cleveland 13, Philadelphia 8.
Washington 7, Chicago 0.
New York 14, St. Louis 5.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pet. GB

St. Louis .... 11 3 .786
Brooklyn .. 13 5 .722
New York .... 8 7 .533 3 ,j
Cincinnati . . 8 8 .500 4
Chicago .... 5 7 .417 5
Boston .......6 9 .400 51
Philadelphia . 5 11 .313 7
Pittsburgh . 4 10 .286 7
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Cincinnati 2, Booklyn 1 (11 in.)
Pittsburgh 15, Philadelphia. 2.
St: Louis 5, New York 0.
(Chicago at Boston rain)
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second Chicago game was one of the
best jobs turned in here for a long
time. Both he and Stoddard were
at their best in short appearances
against Western State and Michigan
State, respectively, and should turn
back the Bucks without a lot, of
trouble. Stoddard has been bothered
with sore chest muscles, but it hasn't
marred his effectiveness on the
mound.
Relief Pitchers Ready
Left-handers Neil Muir and Mase
Gould, who turned , in great relief
jobs this week, will be used for the
same task at Columbus if needed.
Muir turned in a four-hit job in six
innings against the Spartans, and
Gould held the Bronco powerhouse
hitless for four frames before weak-
ening in the ninth.
The Buckeye threat lies in a fair
pitching staff. Ohio State's hitters

MICHIGAN
Nelson, cf
Holman, If
Sofiak, ss
Steppon, 2b
Wakefield, rf
Ruehle, lb
Chamberlain,
Harms, c
Stoddard, p

OHIO STATE
McLain, cf
Inks, 2b
Patterson, 3b%
Langhurst, ss
Fraker, rf
Heafner, If
Dumitre, lb
Wall, c
Sexton, p

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TRACK HAS SUPPLIED hundreds of thrills, but none that can match for
sheer satisfactioi Michigan's great team comeback victory in this year's
Butler Relays. Coach Ken Doherty's fighting lads had bowed only the week
previously to Indiana's overpowering cinder might and went down to Indian-
apolis with the prospect of watching Hoosier spikes again all weekend. But
Michigan, fighting furiously, scored an unheralded three point win over In-
di na for the team title.
Then there was the Ohio State football classic of 1939 when little Freddy
Trosko scored the winning touchdown on a fake placement attempt in the
last 40 seconds.
And the basketball game against Indiana's title-bound Hoosiers
which closed out big Jim Rae's Michigan career last year. Inspired to
the very heights of emotional fury, the Wolverines staved off Indiana's
cage wizardry and surged to a spine-chilling victory.
Last fall there was the Minnesota grid clash at Minneapolis. After the
heartbreaking 7-6 loss a weary Fritz Crisler leaned back on a dressing room
equipment table with a cigarette drooping from his lips out of which came
tired, forced answers to eager Twin Cities reporters . . . Bob Westfall sat
exhausted and bruised on a nearby table . . . outside Line Coach Clarence
Munn had nothing but praise for his Wolverine lads . . . "They were just
great," he kept repeating.
Just this week there was the Michigan State baseball game with the
Wolverines staging a sensational ninth inning rally to down the Spartans.
:.t took a little extra effort, a little
additional drive and push to turn in

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Next week there'll be something
else and the week after that . . .
"From Heston to Infinity is the
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Recording of Louis Untermeyer's
poetry: Mr. Untermeyer reads several
of his original poems. The few copies
left can be purchased at the Broad-
casting studios, Morris Hall.
Recordings of Michigan songs: Two
records sung by the Men's Glee Club
are available. One record contains
the following songs: 'Tis of Michigan,
I Want to Go Back to Michigan, When
Night Falls, Dear, Goddess of the In-
land Seas, and In College Days. The
other 'contains Laudus atque Carmi-
na, Drink, Drink, The Yellow and the
Blue, Nottingham; Hunt, and Holy
Mountain. These may be purchased
as long as they last at the Broadcast-
ing studios, Morris Hall.
Petitions for central committe e
positions for the Sophomore Cabaret
are due in the Undergraduate Office
(Continued on Page 4)

iniiana University' sinvading forces
on the University Golf Course.
Coming to Ann Arbor with revenge
on their minds for the 13 to 11 de-'
feat that Michigan handed them last,
year, the boys from Indiana will bring
with them a squad bolstered by five
letter-winners and nine numeral win-
ners. With only three returning vet-
erans this year, on the face of things,
Michigan is thus considered as the
underdog by the experts. But from
the way Courtright's men have been
behaving in past matches this season,
the Hoosiers are going to have a hot
weekend.
Soutar Is Coach
Coached by James Soutar, profes-
' sional fmi nthe Bloo mington Country
Club, Indiana has already won
matches from Detroit and North-
western, annual producers of strong
golf teams. It is here that Michigan
has its most ominous warning, for

Northwestern has been on top of the
golfing heap for many a year. But
the Wolverines have met and outdone1
other highly touted teams this year,
and from the way Courtright has
been practicing his men, the out-
come of the meet is likely to be high-
ly interesting.
Ranking Hoosiers
The Hoosiers' five ranking players
today are Bill Horton, Wilbur Van
Horn, Harold Schmidt, Frank Pen-
ning and Steve Rose. Bob Sill and
Julius Brownstein are also likely to
get the call to action.
For the Wolverines, Coach Court-
right expects to start Captain Fred
Dannenfelser, Johnny Barr, Bob Fife,
and Ben Smith in the first four po-
sitions, with John Leidy, Dave Os-
ler, Ken Calder and Chandler Si-
monds in the supporting roles. Court-
right will play more of his reserves
according to the number of men In-
diana brings from Bloomingto,
Rain Forecast For Derby
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