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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Track

Team Qualifies 19 In Big Ten Meet; Nine Loses, 6-5

PORTFOLIO.
Illinois Athletic Headaches
0 Aspirin For Philadelpiia
By HAL WILSON
Daily Sports Editor'

Piel, Thomas Qualify In Two Events;
,Dunker HaltsMichigan In Piches

HE ATHLETIC SITUATION at the
University of Illinois which has
existed in a sort of volcanic dorman-
cy for the last several years-smould-
ering with an ominous current of
undelying discontent, but not ac-
tually erupting-finally overflowed
into the public prints several weeks
ago with the open, forthright criti-
cism of present Illini policy by prom-
inent St. Louis alumni.
Yesterday another startling de-
velopment became public when it
was reported that there had been
unofficial attemnts to settle the
athletic situation by having "a cer-
tain man," presumably either foot-
ball CoachrBob auppke or ath-
letic director Wendell Wilson, re-.
sign his post.
This latest move was said by Park
Livingston of Chicago, a member of
the board of trustees, to have'resulted
from a meeting held May 8 between
"certain members" of the board of di-
rectors of the athletic association and
of the athletic committee of the board
of directors.
Spurred by the recent blast from
St. Louis, this athletic committee is
reported to have been investigating
the Illinois track and football situa-
tion, The original criticism from St.
Louis arose when the victory-con-
scious officers and directors of the
local Illini club passed a resolution
INTRAMURAL
Sport Shots
By STAN CLAMAGE
Records are funny things. Some
remain on the books for a long time
- others get broken before the ink
gets a fair chance to dry.
Here are some that we dug up out
of the Sports Building files:
From 1927-1930, Phi Sigma Delta
won 41 consecutive baseball victories
and four championships ... Phi Gam-
ma Delta finally stopped them after
this terrific string of wins.
In the Phi Kappa Psi-Phi Epsilon
Pi baseball tilt that was played May
13, 1935, the Phi Psis were victorious
24-16. In the third inning the win-
ners made seventeen runs for a new
Intramural record. But Phi Epsilon
Pi, undaunted by the fury of their
opponents attack, came back to score
11 runs in their half of the inning
. . . the way the 'track meet soft-
ball games' are coming along these
days, down at South Ferry Field, this
,peculiarfeat of 28 runs in one inning
looks as if it might have seen its
best days. Already many games have
been stopped because of the Intra-
mural ruling which automatically
ends a game at the end of the fourth
inning if a team succeeds in scoring
15 runs.
Tessmer of Sigma Nu took advan-
tage of the above rule by setting down
all 12 men to face him via the strike-
out route.',
Add to any scoring meats the game
between Delta Alpha Epsilon (inactive
at present) and Phi Gamma Delta.
The score was tied at the end of thee
regular six innings .. . the teams bat'.
tied away for three more innings, andv
at the end of the ninth, D.A.E. had
a huge ten run deficit to make up
. . . but, after the dust had cleared
away when the ninth was over, the
Delta ten had scored 11 runs to win
the game.
During the 1936-37 season, Bob and
John Palmer, of Chi Psi, were mem-
bers of the championship basketball
team and were picked in the All-Star
selections. They later formed a pretty
good battery for their fraternity'sa
baseball team . .. John the hurler,b

turned in three no-hit performancesE
... both were picked on the All-Stara
softballteam.A

asking that all coaching contracts
be withheld pending an investigation
of the school's athletic setup.
"The record of the University of
Illinois football team during the
past 12 years, and of the track
teams," the resolution said, "is in
our opinion far below the standard
representative of American institu-
tions the size and calibre of the
university." Furthermore, the res-
olution declared that sucha "con-
dition is detrimental to interests of
the university in general, the mo-
rale of the student body and the
alumni."
Back in 1938 Zuppke submitted his
resignation under heavy pressure,
only to have it refused by the board
of directors. Now this latest action,
although it is befogged with rumor,
mystery and secrecy, gives definite in-
dications that the trouble is far from'
a solution.!
* , ,
SPORTS hASH: Plenty of Wol-f
Svere attention will be focusedf
on the Illinois campus today, but
not because of their athl'etic tem-
pest . .. it will be the Michigan golf
match with the Illini outfit . . . a
crucial meeting, it will be a tipoff
on Maize and Blue chances in the
Conference meet next month . . .
the Illini copped the Big Ten links
crown last year.
The loss of Michign's Varsity nine
to Indiana, 6 to 5, yesterday was a
heartbreaker . . . but no worse, re-
port the English professors, than the
loss of their Faculty league softball
clash to the Chemistry department
yesterday by the same score . . . they
had the stage set for a storybook end-
ing . . . men on second and third,
two out . . . but the English Depart-
ment's next batter. Harry Garvin,
was called tout at firstwhen the ump
declared the Chemistry first sacker
pulled in a high throw before Garvin
touched the bag.
Off the Associated Press teletype
comes a squib to the effect that the
Y ankees' star rookie second base com-
bination Phil Rizzuto and Gerald
Priddy, has been benched . . . which
is further proof that pennants and
batting averages aren't determined
by spring headlines.
And out of Philadelhia, Amer-
ica's Cradle 'of Independence and
Home of the Nation's Worst Ath-
letic Teams (e.g. Phillies; A's;.
football Eagles, nee Steelers; hock-
ey Ramblers, ad infinitum) comes
word that historic old Shibe Park
will be "Connie Mack Stadium"
from here on . .. today is Connie
Mack Day in the Quaker City, with
the 79-year-old A's manager waving
his score card as usual in an effort
to shove his men to a win over the
Tigers.
Thus far it looks like an even split
in the pitched battle on two fronts
between the Wolverines and Hoosiers
up in Minneapolis Coach Ken
Doherty's vengeful trackmen staged
an astounding display of balance and
power with 19 qualifiers in the pre-'
liminary tests . . . but much can still
happen this afternoon ... with Hoos-
iers Campbell Kane, Roy Cochran,
Archie Harris and Wayne Tolliver
still in action, nothing is certain . .
except perhaps that Rudolph Hess
will not win the 100-yard dash.,
Here in Ann Aror it was a dif-
ferent story ... a fighting crew of
Hoosiers staked their ace mounds-
men, Don Dunker, to six runs,
which were good enough for hisr
fifth Conference win . . . the two1
teams go at it again today at Ferry
Field . . . another loss would be aE
huge dent in the Wolverine titlet
hopes.
Also crowding the home sports slate
are the finals of the National Volley-
ball Championships at the Sports
Building all day and night . . . plus

a regional high school track meet at
Ann Arbor's Wines Field,.

Harris, Hoosier Ace, Sets
American Discus Mark;
Four 880 Men Qualify
(Continued from Page 1)
came in second, and Bob Ufer, in his
heat, nosed outtEd Porterof Ohio
State to break the tape. But there
is every likelihood that.Indiana will
still get a majority of points in this
event tomorrow because both Roy
Cochrane and Marc Jenkins won
their heats, Jenkins, surprisingly,
running the fastest race.
Wright Leads In Hurdles
Bob Wright, high-stepping Buck-
eye hurdler, did exactly as. was ex-
pected of him, qualifying in the fast-
est times in both the high and low
hurdles. With McCarthy and MacIn-
tyre placing in the highs, Jeff Hall
came second in his heat in the lows
and will have to ,face both Wright
and Roy Cochrane of Indiana in his
effort to gain a place for the Wolver-
ines in the finals.
In the half-mile preliminaries,
Campbell Kane, lanky Hoosier star,
demonstrating a stride that made him
one of the best middle-distance run-
ners in the country, finished ahead
of Wolverine Johnny Kautz in thy,
first heat. Warren Breidenbach,
Michigan's best half-miler, took his
time today, finishing behind Indiana's
Wayne Tolliver. Bill Ackerman and
Dave Matthews also qualified for the'
Wolverines, but it was Indiana's Paul
Kendall who set the pace in the 880,
striding off his half-mile in 1:54
seconds flat, With three winners in
the half-mile preliminaries, the Hoo-
siers showed power enough to take
at least two places tomorrow.
Hook Third In Shot,
The Wolverines placed five men in
the field preliminaries. Bob Hook,
placing third in shot put, McCarthy
finishing sixth in broad jump, and
Perry Kimmerer, Johnny Wise and
Bob Tillson all becoming eligible to
compete in the javelin finals. A severe

'Wins 220 Heat I

(Continued from Page 1)'
on only two hits. In that frame with
the sacks full of Michigan base run-
ners as the result of walks, Cham-
berlain socked a single to center scor-
ing the first runs of the game. Rueh-
le then poked a Texas Leaguer to
left, and pushed a third run of the
frame across.
It appeared as if the varsity would
have an easy time of it because Stod-
dard retired 11 out of the first 12
men to face him. But the thirteenth,
Charlie Shumacher, spelled trouble
for the Wolverine ace by getting In-
diana's first hit of the game. The
next five men to face Mickey got
safe hits to push four runs across
the plate and put the Hoosiers in the
lead, 4-3.
What's Happened Here

Wakefield, Chat
Lead Michigan
With Two Hits

mberlain
Attack
Apiece

AL PIEL

blow was dealt to the Indian's hopes!
for the title, when Bob* Burnett, whoI
captured the indoor broad jump
crown failed 'to qualify, top three
places in this event going to Illinois.
And so with the qualifying events
finished, this season's Big Ten out-
door track meet still looks as though
it will end in a fight to a finish be-
tween the all-around team power of
the Wolverines and Indiana's indi-'
vidual stars. But Michigan, qualify-
ing men in all but one event today,
while the Hoosiers placed men in
only five events, will enter the finals
carrying a good chance of capturing
the crown and winning its fifth con-
secutive title.

INDIANA AB
Kosman, ss .......4
Shumaher, rf .. .. 2
Danielson, 2b .... 4
Clifton, 3b ....... 4
Dro, cf..........4
Francis, If4.......4
Hoffman. lb .... 4
Wellman, c .......4
Dunker, p .......4
Totals.......34
MICHIGAN AB
Nelson, cf ........ 4
Holman, If ...... 4
Christenson, 2b .. 3
Wakefield, rf .... 3
Chamberlain, 3b .. 4
Ruehle, lb .......4
Sofiak, ss........ 3
Harms, c.........4
Stoddard, p .......2
Muir, p ..........1

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Golfers Face
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SquadToday
(Continued from Page 1)
wood department are very liable to
spell damage to .their opponent's
score.
Carrying the rest of the Wolverine
power will be sophomore Bob Fife,
and, eniors Johnny Barr, Ken Calder,
and Breard Fishburn. Fife and Barr
have won their first letters this year
by their outstanding scores against
Purdue, indiana, and Ohio State, both
boys poking the pellet around in the
high 70's. Fife's lowest score in com-
petition at home has been a 75 on
72-par University Golf Course. Sink-
ing two birdies on the ninth and fif-
teenth, Barr has carded a 74 for his
low.
Calder saw his first varsity action
this year last week against Purdue
when he took 11'/2 points in his after-
noon shsingles match with Knipp, but
Fishburn will represent Michigan for
the first time tomorrow. According to
observers, these two seniors will do
much to raise the Wolverine team
score.
Leading the Fighting Illini into
battle will be Alex Welsh. His singles
match with Smith will be quite a
battle for the Illinois sharpshooter
has carded some low scores, and he
seems to be all the better when un-
der the pressure of competition. His
season's lowest marks have been a
67 and 69 slot on a 72-par course.
Smith has not gotten under 69 this
season.
Bolstering Welsh will be John Hom-
strom, Don Buzick, Dick Wolfley,
Johnny Harp, Frank Jasonik, Bill Hu-
singer and Ross Reed, all contribut-
ing to Illinois' perfect record this
year.
After meeting the Illini on Satur-
day, Coach Ray Courtright will take
his men over to Evanston to clash
with Northwestern on Monday to fin-
ish up the two-meet trip.
Montgomery Outponts
Champion Lew Jenkins
NEW YORK, May 16. -(A')- Bob
Montgomery took Lew Jenkins' fai.
ous "Sunday punch" for a couple of
rounds tonight without finding it
too tough to sample, and then came
on to outpoint the World Lightweight
Champion in 10 rounds in Madison
Square Garden.
Baseball's.
Bi" Six ....

Eight Squads
Escape Defeat
Int Volleyball
Tourney Reaches Climax
Toight With Crowning
Of National Champions
By GEORGE SCHUMACHER
The competition in the National
Volleyball tournament grew more in-
tense yesterday as the field of 40
competing teams narrowed down to
only eight crack sixes. One champion-
ship has already been decided, Dav-
enport, Ia., winning the veterans title
Thursday evening in a whirlwind
comeback. Of the eight teams remain-
ing in the race, four appear to hold
the upper hand. These four are Chi-
cago North Avenue, which has lost
only two games all season; Hughes
Tool of Houston, Houston YMCA,
runners-up in last year's meet; and
Embarcadero from San Francisco.
The Embarcadero outfit is consid-
ered an especially strong team on the
basis that they have defeated the
Los Angeles Athletic Club, who were
the 1940 open champs six straight
times this season.
Three All-Americans
There are three All-Time, All-
American volleyball players compet-
ing in this tournament, including Jim
Wortham and Harvey Orrison of the
Houston YMCA team and Walter
Brown of the Chicago North Avenue
team. Altogether there are 15 play-
ers in the tournament who at one
time or another have been named
All-Americans. Wortham is consid-
ered the greatest volleyball player
that ever lived. H. O. Collisstar spik-
er of the Hughes Tool team, is con-
sidered the best of the younger stars.
Play will be resumed at 9:30 a.m.
today with a game between Houston
YMCA and Chicago North Avenue. At
10:30 a.m. Clinton, Iowa, meets the
Hughes Tool team of Texas. The
final matches are scheduled to begin
at 7:30 p.m. today; all of the compe-
tition taking place in the Sports
Building. Fans attending tonight's
session will see thebest volleyballin
the nation. And they may see a lot
of it, too, some final matches lasting
into the wee hours of morning.
TENNIS NOTICE
Michigan's tennis match sched-
uled with Kalamazoo College today
at Kalamazoo has been postponed
until Monday, May 26, at which
time the dedication of Kalamazoo
College's new tennis stadium will
take place.

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Half Way To A Fifth Straight Crown

120-Yard High Hurdles: Bob
Wright, Ohio State; Chuck Horvath
and Joe Finch, Northwestern; Bill
Benn, Minnesota; Neil MacIntyre and
Frank McCarthy, Michigan; Robert
Eiel, Iowa; Don Olson, Illinois. Best
time, :14.6.
100-Yard Dash: Myron Piker,
Northwestern; Ralph Hammond, Ohio
State: Al Thomas and Al Piel, Michi-
gan; Art Schlauder, Iowa; George
Franck, Minnesota; Jim Turner, Illi-
nois; Russ Novak, Wisconsin. Best
time, :09.9.
440-Yard Dash: Marc Jenkins andj
Roy Cochran, Indiana; Bob Barnard,
Jack Leutritz and Bob Ufer, Michi-
gan; Leroy Collins and Ed Porter,
Frosh Baseball
Players Show
Great Proise
By BOB SHOPOFF
Michigan's freshman baseball squad
has been keeping the dust flying down
at Ferry Field since the first of
spring. Under the direction of Coach'
Ernie McCoy, the yearling team has
been practising daily and several of
the players look like they may make
strong bids for Varsity positions next
year.
This season's crop of rookies was
the largest to report in the long his-
tory of the Wolverines. The squad
numbered 93 at the first of the sea-
son, but McCoy has made two cuts so
far and there are now 38 men.
Coach McCoy has his eye openr
mainly for infielders and pitchers
because the Varsity will have holes to
fill in these positions next year. How-'
ever, he has some other men that
might reach Varsity calibre by 1942.
Leading members of the frosh
pitching staff are Ted Garby, Harry
Caswell, Ervin Boin and Don Smith.
Caswell is a big hurler and can put
plenty of push behind the ball. The
mound crew's main trouble is lack
of control, but they are improving.
In the infield spots, the promising
players are first basemen Phil Allix
and Bob Gilbert, second baseman
Tom Higgins, shortstops Dick Savage-
and Walt Long and third baseman
Morrie Bikoff.
Phil Allix has turned in some good,
work at first. He is a good target to
throw at and can cover plenty of
ground. Savage's play around the
keystone sack has also been above
average.
Good Outfielders
Wally Spreen and Bob Sheinky are
McCoy's best outer-garden. men. Both

Ohio State; Bob Johnson, Minneso-
ta; Byron Zolin, Wisconsin. Best
time, :50.
220-Yard Dash: Al Piel and Al
Thomas, Michigan; Art Schlauder,
Iowa: Ralph Hammond, Ohio State;
W. D. Bancker, Purdue; Russ Novak,
Wisconsin; Jim Turner, Illinois;
George Franck, Minnesota; Myron
Piker, Northwestern. Best time,
:21.9.
Shot Put: George Paskvan, Wis-
consin; Archie Harris, Indiana; Bob
Hook, Michigan; Forest Weber, Pur-
due; Robert Bierle, Wisconsin; Emil
Moldea, Ohio State. Best throw, 49
feet.
220-Yard Low Hurdles: Bob Wright,
Leroy Collins and George Hoeflinger,
Ohio State; Dave Rankin, Purdue;
Geoffrey Hall, Michigan; Robert Bob-
ber. Wisconsin; ChuckrHorvath,
Northwestern; Roy Cochran, Indi-
ana. Best time, :24.6.
JIavelin.Lawrence Hadley, Wis-
consin; Don Kienlen, Illinois; Perry
Kimerer, Bob Tillson and John Wise,
Michigan; Frank Silkey, Minnesota.
Best throw, 187 feet 72 inches.
AP Baseball
Briefs . .
Bag by Leads Indiana
BOSTON, May 16.-(P)-Jim Bag-
by came back to defeat his old Bos-
ton Red Sox teammates today, 9 to 3,
as the league-leading Cleveland In-
dians made it two straight in their
three-game Boston series. Manager
Joe Cronin of the Sox got three of
the seven hits Bagby allowed.
Mullin Homers For Tigers
PHILADELPHIA, May 16.-G)-
Substitute outfielder Pat Mullin's
inside home run, Shibe Park's first
in several years, carried the Detroit
Tigers to a 5 to 4 triumph over the
Athletics today. It was the Tigers' sec-
ond victory in a row over the A's.
Dodgers' Streak Halted
PITTSBURGH, May 16.---P)-The
seven game winning streak of the
Brooklyn Dodgers was snapped today
as Elbie Fletcher hit a home run in
the 11th inning to give the Pittsburgh
Pirates a 3 to 2 triumph.
Gun bert Pitches Shutout
ST. LOUIS, May 16.-(A')-Harry
Gumbert, obtained from the New

Totals ..... 32 5 8 27 10 2
Indiana ........000 400 020-6
Michigan .......300 000 101-5
Two base hits: Chamberlain, Fran-
cis. Three base hits: Wakefield, Nel-
son. Runs batted in: Chamberlain
2, Ruehle, Wakefield, Christenson,
Francis 2, Wellman, Danielson, Clif-
ton. Sacrifice hits: Shumaker 2,
Christenson. Hit by pitcher: by Dun-
ker 2 (Nelson, Holman). Left on
bases: Indiana 3, Michigan 8. Bases
on balls: off Dunker 5. Struck out
by: Dunker 6, Stoddard 1. Hits off
Stoddard, 7 in 7 2-3 innings; Muir, 1
in 1 1-3. Losing pitcher: Stoddard.
Double play: Danielson, Kosman and
Hoffman. Umpires: Knode and
Lindsay.
Golfers Strive
For I-M Team
Crowns lodayU
More than 300 golfers take over the
University Golf Course today while
the seventh annual intra-mural golf
tournament is held. Starting at 7
a.m., teams from five different groups
will compete for championships.
A special prize, and one which will
attract much interest, is a gold medal
which will be given for Athe longest
drive off the eighteenth tee. This is
the only individual award given and
competition should be keen.
Largest entry list is in the fraterni-
ties. with 30 teams competing. Alpha
Delta Phi, last year's champions,
will be on hand to defend their title
and should be the team to watch.
Residence Halls Compete
Twelve Residence Hall teams are
entered, with Fletcher Hall attempt-
ing to repeat their victory of last
year, Independent teams are well re-
presented with nine entries fighting
to wrest the championship from the
Robert Owen powerhouse.
The Intramural Department team
in the faculty division will be out to
defend their title, with only five oth-
er teams competing, while Alpha Chi
Sigma is trying to hold theirs against
the onslaught of nine other teams.
York Giants two days ago, won his
first start for the St. Louis Cardinals
today, shutting out the Boston Braves
on six hits, 4 to 0. Frank Crespi,
Cardinal second baseman, handled 15
chances, one short of the modern
record.

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Johnson, A's
DiMag'o, Yanks
Keller, Yanks
Gordon, Yanks
York, Tigers

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National League
Ott,; Giants 8
Camilli, Dodgers 7
McCormick, Reds 6
Nicholson, Cubs 6
Walker, Dodgers 6

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