THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1941
By ART HILL
Rare Sport. .
That lucky group of searchers af-
ter knowledge which is scheduled to
assemble in this seat of learning for
the summer session next month will
be laboring under one disadvantage
which regular session students do
not have to put up with. There are
no Varsity sports at Michigan during
You won't be able to see the great
Michigan grid powerhouse in action,
you warm weather students. Like-
wise, Ray Fisher's baseball team will
have folded up their suits and
marched, off to their homes, the pro-
fessional ranks, the army or the
great outside world, this latter group
with their diplomas clutched tightly
in their chubby little fists. The
same goes for all the rest of the
Michigan -athletic teams.
But all is not lost for those among
you who either like to partake of a;
little body-building sport yourselves'
or prefer your athletics from the
Ann Arbor in the sumnier pro-
vides plenty of opportunities for
the sports lover. First of all, there
are intramural sports. These are
always jolly fun and there's no
greater thrill than to be able to
come home and tell your room-
mate that you hit five home runs
to pace the Quantitative Analysis
Club to a 24-21 victory over the
Stratigraphic Invertebrate Paleon-
tologists, thereby giving your lads
the right to meet the Horse Thieves
for the all-campus championship.
And there is always that hardy
perennial of summer sports, golf. The
University Golf Course is a fine lay-
out. We would say that it was one
than which there is none finer if
we were addicted to the use of awk-
ward phrases. But we aren't so we'll
content ourselves with saying that it
is a good course.
The University course has 18 holes,
each of which is equipped with a
fairway. And it is an even bet that,
any time you go out to play on this
course, each fairway will be equip'ped
with one lovely girl who has been
trying to get out of the rough since
early that morning. This is an an-
noyance which one can condone if
said girl is sufficiently lovely.
There are a number of other an-
noyances which interfere with sum-
mer sport at Michigan, and we
don't mean the auto ban. (Note to
new students: The auto ban is a
quaint rule at Michigan which for-
bids students to ride in automo-
biles. It's relaxed a little in the
summer. We're not sure how it
works but we think it gives any
student the right to drive a car
between the hours of six and sev-
If you are one with us and like
your sport from a safe vantage point,
there is big league baseball about
35 miles away. Herewith are set
down specific directions for reaching
this palace of pitch-and-catch.
You walk down South University
Street from the Union until you
reach Washtenaw. You stand on
the corner of Washtenaw and hold
out your thumb. Precisely, along
will come a woman in a 1941 Cadil-
"Is this the road to Detroit?" she
"Yes," you will say, beaming.
"Thank you," she will say, and
This wil probably make you an-
gry. It did us. (And just for the
record, it has actually happened to
us twice). But you will persevere
and, in anywhere from an hour to
two hours, you will be at the gate
of Briggs Stadium.
This particular ball park, inci-
dentally, has one outstanding virtue
even if you don't like the Tigers.
You couldn't see a National League
game there if you wanted to, which
you certainly wouldn't since you are
a fairly intelligent lad.
All in all, you won't be too hard
pressed to find an outlet for your
innate love for sports at Michigan
this summer. If all else fails, you
can always go swimming ... in one
of the swimming holes near Ann
Arbor which hasn't been condemned
for being the habitat of the elusive
Michigan Has Thirteen
When TomHarmon was chosen by
the sportwriters of the nation for
All-American honors last fall, it was
the thirteenth time since 1924 that a
Wolverine gridder has been named.
tEdliff "Butch" Slaughter was the
first Maize and Blue player to be
chosen when he was selected as the
Scene Of Varsity
Lowrey opes For Better Puck Team
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Intramural Department Offers
Varied Summer Sports Program
The Intramural Sports Department
will again offer a fine program for
students, faculty and other individu-
als during the coming University
Immediately upon opening of the
new session, the program will get
started under the capable hands of
Dr. Elmer D. Mitchell, director of the
activities. Assisting Dr. Mitchell will
be A. A. James and John Stone.
Organized tournaments will be of-
fered in the Intramural Sports Pro-
gram where there is sufficient de-
mand. If past experiences are any
criterion, participation will probably
be exceptionally heavy in tennis,
softball and golf. And contrary to
many suppositions, indoor activities
-squash, handball, and swimming-
will get a fair share of participation.
In addition to the regular program,
extension courses will be offered to
adults. Competent instructors will
be in charge of golf, tennis and swim-
ming classes. A fee will be charged.
Should there be sufficient desire
and demand, the Department will co-
operate in organizing co-recreation-
al swims among men and women.
Recreational service will again be
offered to any organized University
groups. Sport equipment will be
furnished "to those groups that de-
Hours have been established for
the convenience of those persons who
will be expected to take advantage of
the fine facilities which the Universi-
ty will offer. The Sports Building
will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
except on Sundays and Holidays.
The late date has been fixed so that
tennis players and golfers will have
access to the lockers when they have
finished a late match. The swim-
ming pool will be open from 10 a.m.
to 12 noon; and from 3 to 5 p.m.,
on the same days that the entire
building will be open.
Grid Schedule Calls
For Five Home Tilts
An attractive football schedule will
greet Michigan students next fall.
The 1941 Wolverine gridiron card
calls for five home games, one of
them with Pittsburgh, a newcomer
to the list of Michigan opponents.
, The other four contests set for Ann
Arbor are with Michigan State, Iowa,
Minnesota and Ohio State. Three
road games will be played, against
Northwestern, Illinois and Columbia.
Besides Pitt, Michigan meets two
other opponents which were not on
the schedule last year, Iowa and
Columbia. The Hawkeyes return af-
ter only a year's absence while Mich
igan has not met Lou Little's Lions
By ART HILLt
You can't blame Eddie Lowrey forX
being just a little discouraged. Down
in Champaign, Ill., on March 15, his
Varsity hockey team fell before a
great Illinois aggregation by a 4-1
score, thus completing the most dis-
astrous season a Michigan puck
squad has suffered through sinceI
Eddie first came to Ann Arbor, some
13 years ago.
This wasn't the first bad year
Lowrey's lads have had but it was the
worst. To get down Lo cases, they
played 17 games, winning two, tying
one and dropping . . . well, figure
it out for yourself.
The Wolverines did manage to'sal-
vage one shred of glory from the
1940-41 season, however. The two
victories which they sandwiched in
were both over Michigan College of
Mines and, since this is the only,
other school in Michigan supporting
a Varsity hockey team, they gave thel
locals the state championship.
Did Poorl In Conference
In Big Ten competition, the Wol-
verines fared very poorly, however.
For the third consecutive year, theyl
dropped four contests to the peren-
nially strong Minnesota club, tally-
ing only four goals in the series as
compared with 21 for the Gophers.
Against Illinois, the only other
team in the Western Conference,
the Michigan pucksters were similar-
ly unsuccessful. During the 1930-40
season, Illinois had been an easy
mark and had won only one encount-
er from Michigan while dropping
three so no one was quite prepared
for the fine team which the Illini
iced last season.
It was truly great, too. Display-
ing passing and stick-handling abil-
ity superior to anything seen in the
Big Ten in the past few years, the
boys from Champaign swept over the
Wolverines with little trouble in two
contests on Michigan ice.
The following week, the two teams
clashed again, this time in Illinois,
and to everyone's surprise, the Maize
and Blue clad lads proceeded to give
the powerful Illini two real battles.
Michigan didn't win, that would have
been asking too much, but they did
show enough to give Lowrey hope
that next year may be his year.
There is a possibility that it may,
too. While graduation losses will be
severe, Eddie has a pretty fair crop
of sophomores coming up and re-
turning letter-men will all be im-
proved -by experience.
Missing from next year's squad
will be Capt. Charley Ross, hard-
checking defenseman or speedy wing,
as the situation required; Bert Stod-
den, fiery little back-liner who dearly
loved bodily contact of the rougher
sort; Jimmy Lovett, fast and a great
play-maker; Gil Samuelson, who
made up in fight what he lacked in
finesse; and Fred Heddle, depend-
able center man.
Goldsmith New Captain
On the other side of the ledger,
returning lettermen, may be listed
such worthies as Captain-elect Paul
Goldsmith, a hockey stylist of the
first order; Bob Collins, the posses-
sor of a blistering shot; and Bob Fife.
These three will probably make up'
the starting front line unless Lowrey
can find someone among his sopho-
mores who rates one of the wing
positions. Fife was ineligible the first
half of last season but showed enough
during his short term with the squad
to earn a letter and clinch a start-
ing berth. Collins, a senior next
year, improved tremendously during
his junior campaign and may be the
man needed to team with Goldsmith
and provide a little of that much-
needed scoring punch.
One spot where Michigan will un-
doubtedly be strong is ,rin the goal.
Here, they have a returning veteranj
in the person of Hank Loud who, in
spite of his many defeats, was un-
toubtedly the best net-minder in the
Big Ten. Hank will be a junior next
season and so will be around for two
years, a factor which bodes ill for
Wolverine opponents if the little
goalie gets a good team in front of
Gillis On Defense
On the back line, Michigan will
have one returning veteran. John
Gillis is a junior who spent his sopho-
more year fooling around with Matt
Mann's swimmers, being a member
of a record-breaking relay team, but
last year he gave up the water sport
for hockey and Mann's loss was Low-
rey's gain. Johnny will definitely
do. The Wolverine mentor's job now
is to find someone to pair with him
This problem may be solved by Ed
Reichert, a lad who was with the
squad all last year but never broke
into the lineup. Ed is a good defen-
sive, player and may get the starting
berth next fall.
Another player who will see plenty
of service is Max Bahrych, speedy
sophomore from Syracuse, N.Y. Max
played in every game last season
and scored a respectable number of
goals. If he doesn't make the start-
ing front line, he will surely hold
down a regular position on the sec-
Other returning veterans are Toy
Bradley and John Corson, wings,
and Hugh McVeigh, goalie.
Two freshmen on whom Lowrey
is counting for plenty of action. are
Johnny Braidford and Bill Dance.
Both are speedy forwards who will
give the Wolverine lineup a little of
the hustle it lacked last season, It
they can get by the Old Man of the
Dean's Office, they will, positively
make the squad. Other promising
yearlings are Jim Claypool, Warner
Forsythe, Doug Hillman, Jim Hull
and Keith Nicolls.
Weber, Frosh Coach,
Receives Odd Letter
Michigan's freshman football
coach, Wally Weber, certainly has a
The other afternoon the jovial
mentor received a letter with his pic-
ture pasted on the envelope, and ad-
dressed: "See if you can deliver this
letter in Ann Arbor, Mich." With-
out the slightest hesitancy one of the
clerks in the post office handed it
to the carrier on Weber's route.
It was mailed from State Senator
ChesterM. Howell, editor of a county
ot i e
the nark of
No, poise can't be put on like
a blanket; it still must come
from within. But somehow the
affinity of well-dressed, compe-
tent men for Superior worsteds
leads to the conclusion: Supe-
rior quality belongs with men
of the same caliber.
Here is a choice Worsted cloth,
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