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Golfers Eye Stiff Competition,
Prepare For Big Ten Tourney


Canham To Defend High Jump Title

Wolverine Divot Diggings: Michi-,
gan's title-conscious linksmen are
faced with the double problem of
getting into shape for some stiff
opposition in both the Big Ten meet,
on June 18 and 19 and in their final
examinations this week -. -
In order to keep the boys "up to!
snuff," Coach Courtright scheduled
a varsity-freshman match last Wed-
nesday. Curiously enough, the year-
lings won, 20 to 18. Bob Corely, Les-!
ley Lemak, Dick Emery, Bill Brooks,
and Johnny Winters all showed prom-
ise of good things to come, but. need
some mellowing off before they wield
the mashie for Michigan next year.
The Varsity's loss might be accounted
for by the dearth of first string play-
ers thatswere present .. -
Roster Includes Prep Champs
This year's Varsity roster reads
like a championship record book .. .
Freddie Dannenfelser won the To-
ledo, Ohio, Junior Championship in
1936; and there is Captain-elect
Johnniy Leidy and Dave Osler, both
Ann Arbor Junior champs in their
high school days, Osler being a mem-
ber of Michigan's Junior Western
Trophy team of 1940. The "Bomber"
Barr is right 'at the top, too, with
his Detroit high school championship
in '37, an enviable record .
Fife Rates High
High on the list is "Coed Killer"
Fife, former Highland Park ace golf-
er and member of Michigan's famous
Junior Western squad . . . And senior
Cliff James who won his varsity let-
ter this year after some stiff under-
graduate campaigning, has under his
belt the Flint Junior District Cham-
pionzship. Husky John Leidy has to
his credit the distinction of being the
only member of this year's team to
qualify for the National Intercolleg-
Ben Smith's list of past accomplish-
ments, is the longest . . .Michigan's
star was Florida High School Cham-
pion for two years, third in the All-
Southern High School Tourney in
1938, member of the Western Junior
squad, and winner of the Trueblood
, Trophy for the outstanding freshman

golfer last year. Nothing more need
be said .. .
If fans are any criteria for good
records, Dannenfelser and Fife ought
to have classy backgrounds. After
every match of the current season,
a call from some sweet young thing
would come in to The Daily office
inquiring after "the outcome of Fred-
dy Dannenfelser's match" or "how
did Bob Fife do?" With such inspira-
tion, the boys are bound to clean
up in the conferenceand intercol-
legiate matches .. .
The team which will represent
Michigan in the Big Ten tournament
will stay in dormitories on the North-
western campus in Evanston during
the two days of the match. Those
scheduled to go are: Captain Fred
Dannenfelser, Captain-elect Johnny
Leidy, Ben Smith, Johnny Barr, Dave
Oster and Bob Fife.

Major League t
W L Pct. GB
Cleveland......31 '20 .608
Chicago........2'l 20 .574 2
Boston ........24 19 .558 3
New York .. ..25 22 .532 4
Detroit .........26 23 .531 4
Philadelphia . .. 24 23 .511 5
St. Louis........ 16 29 .356 12
Washington ... 16 33 .327 14
Yesterday's Results
Detroit 11, Washington 8
Cleveland 2, Philadelphia 0
- Boston 6, Chicago 3
Only Games Scheduled)
Today's Games
Washington at Detroit
Boston at Chicago ui
New York at St. Louis
Philadelphia at Cleveland
W L Pet. GB
Brooklyn .... . ....33 13 .717
St. Louis ........ 33 14 .702 2
New York.......22 21 .512 9%
Cincinnati ... , ..22 25 .468 11/2
Chicago ......... 19 24 .442 121/2
Pittsburgh .......17 22 .436 12 1/2
Boston .......... 15 26 .366 15/2
Philadelphia ... 14 30 .318 18
Yesterday's Results
St. Louis 3, Boston 1
Pittsburgh 5-4, New York 4-3 ,
Cincinnati 7, Phillies 0
Brooklyn 4, Chicago 1
Today's Games
Chicago at Boston
Cincinnati at Brooklyn
St. Louis at New York
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia /j
Stanton Allen Chosen
As Baseball Manager
Coach Ray Fisher and Charley
Knapp, retiring manager, announced
yesterday the appointment of Stanton
Allen as the baseball manager for'
1942. Allen was appointed from a
-iroup of this year's junior managers
by Coach Fisher, Knapp, Captain Bill
Steppon, and Fielding H. Yost.
Allen appointed the following as
jLnior managers to help him next
year: R obert Richardson, Jack
Schooler, Robert Norwick and Bill
rligers DoWn Senlators
DETROIT, June 6.-UP)}.-The De-
troit Tigers spotted Washington seven
runs, then scored seven themselves
in a single inning and went on to
defeat the Senators 11 to 8 in the op-
ener of a 3-game series today.

Big League Stuff...
THE OFFERS that the pay-for-play
boys have been making to big
Dick Wakefield are the kind that
take your breath away. Every time
somebody tells somebody else about
it, the figure gets a little larger. In
spite of our skepticism, though, Dick
is undoubtedly slated for the largest
bonus ever paid to a college ball-!
player for signing a major league
On the other hand, there doesn't
seem to be any truth to the rumor
that the Cleveland Indians will send
Bob Feller to Wilkes-Barre in
order to make room for Dick on
their roster.
Professional offers have become a
pretty common thing around Ann
Arbor. Report has it that Bill Step-
pon will be sporting the livery of
Springfield in the Class A Eastern
League shortly after final exams are
over. Springfield is a Washington
farm so perhaps the presence of scout
Joe Cambria in the local stands dur-
ing the recent California series
was more significant than anyone
The consensus was that Cambria
was just here, to take a look at a play-
er his club couldn't afford. But per-
haps Joe sneaked in and picked up a
pretty fair performer for the Nats
while all the other bird-dogs were
busy helping Wakefield play right
Both Wakefield and Steppon
worked out with the Senators yes-
terday in Detroit but it's 'our opin-
ion that Dick will be with either
the Indians or the Tigers when '
he finally makes the step.
If Steppon does catch on with
Springfield, it won't be at the ex-
pense of his college career, however.
Bill definitely irntends to come back
in the fall and clean up a few mat-
ters incident Ito the obtaining of a
Third Michigan senior who may
be tempted by the lure of the green-
back is little Mike Sofiak. The Wol-
verine shortstop went up to Lansing
last night to have a chat with the
officials of the Michigan State
League team there. As this was
written, it was not known yet wheth-
er he signed up and played last
night. Jack Barry and Danny Smick,
both former Michigan hurlers, are
with the Lansing club.
AT CAVANAUGH, hurling for
St. Paul's high school in a De-
troit Catholic League game Thurs-
day, turned in a no-hit game,
fanned 17, got five hits in five
times at bat and stole 12 bases. His
teammates pilfered an additional
30 sacks, making a total of 42. We
don't hate anybody so we'll refrain
from mentioning the nameof Iis
opponents. It is not known whe-
ther their catcher has come out of
hiding yet.
All information to the contrary
. notwithstanding, Pat will not be on
the mound for the Tigers when they
face the Washingtons today.
k 4 4
STORM of protest (emanating
from one or two close friends)
has greeted our American League all-
star selections. Chief gripe seems
to be over the selection of Joe Cronin
at shortstop and Buddy Lewis at
third base.
Cronin, we'll admit, is fast ap-
proaching the status of a dodder-
ing old geezer. But as long as he
continues to club the apple for an
average of more than .350, his posi-
tion on our team is safe. There's
a good casefor Ken Keltner at
third base, however, and we wo't

be too upset if the "junior loop
managers pick him for the job.
Bill Burke, '43, a pretty astute ob-
server in his own right, suggests that
there ought to be a place on thej
hurling staff for Detroit's John Gor-f
sica and the surprising Denny Gale-
house of the Brownies. Well, we
named six pitchers. There is room for
two more. Add Polish John and the1
St. Louis northpaw to the list.
* * *
ing in a recent issue of Esquire,
suggests something which he calls
two-group baseball (or some other
title equally as asinine). In this
rare form of sport, there would be
15 men on a ball team, nine to
field and six to bat.
The writer argues that, with this
system, a fan can see experts at
every position, something he is en-
titled to when he pays his dough.
We'd like to see this go into effect,
along with 22-man football (11 for
defense and 11 for offense) and two-
man swimming, one to kick and one
with strong arms.

On June 21 Capt. Don Canham will
defend his National Collegiate high
jumping title, which he holds jointlyr
with John Wilson of Southern Cali-
fornia, against a host of stars thatf
include Les Steers, the sensational
sophomore from Oregon University
who holds the world record in this
event at 6 feet 10 7-8 inches. When
Don tied Wilson at Minneapolis last
June, he became the first and only
intercollegiate champion in the his-1
tory of Michigan track.
Although Canham jumped 6 feet I
5 inches in the Central AAU meet in
1936 while still in high school, he
insists that due credit be given Coach
Ken Doherty for developing his pres-
ent style which has brought
him many victories. Coach Doherty
studied Don's jumping style very
carefully and it was his idea to have
him change from the western roll to
the straddle form.
Canham first changed to the strad-
dle in his sophomore year after he
had torn a ligament at the Penn Re-
lays. He had to change that year, in
order to put most of his weight on
the uninjured leg, and ,it proved so
successful that he decided to continue
using the straddle style the next year.
As a result of the change, Canham
made rapid improvement until he
reached his peak when he tied for
first in the Collegiates last year with
a jump of 6 feet 6% inches, the best
of his career.
This year's track captain, Don suc-
cessfully defended both his indoor
and outdoor Big Ten titles despite
the fact that he was severely handi-
capped by two vital injuries. One
week before the indoor Conference

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meet a blood clot developed in his the intent of jumping the highest of
thigh which prevented him from us- his career. The following week, June
ing a kick while clearing the bar. 30, Don will hang up his spikes,
No sooner was this injury healed after competing in the National AAU's
when Don bruised his heel trying at Philadelphia, to finish a splendid
for the Ferry Field record against track career.
Ohio State one week before the out-
door Big Ten meet. Still jumping
with the badly injured heel, Don man- Four Tied In U.S. Open
aged to tie for first place in tht Con- FORT WORTH, Tex., June 6.-g')
ference meet. -Claton Heafner, Craig Wod, Den-
Now that his foot is practically ny Shute, and Lawson Lite are in
healed, Canham will go to Palo Alto, a four-way tie for U.S. Open Golf
Calif., on the 21st of this month with Championship lead.

T'hre SigEs
M1ale A.ll-Star
Softbal Team
The Intramural Department an-
riounced yesterday the selection of the
fraternity softball All-Stars. Sigma
Phi Epsilon led the way with three
players onrthe team. No other tean
placed more than one man.'
The Sig Eps' battery of Max Rafel-
son and John Mikulich, which led
them to the league championship
was made part of the mythical team,
and to complete their total, Henry
Zeller landed the left field position.
The complete team is: First base,
Daniel Defoe, Hermitage; second base,
Doug Jeffrey, Acacia; third base, Bur-
ton Hoddeson, Pi Lambda Phi; short-
stop, Joseph Glasser, Delta Kappa
Epsilon; left field, Henry Zeller, Sig-
ma Phi Epsilon; center field, Jay
Steinhart, Kappa Nu; right field, Bill
Weir, Lambda Chi Alpha; rover, John
T. Lamb, Theta Xi; catcher, John
Mikulich, Sigma Phi Epsilon; pitch-
ers, Max Rafelson, Sigma Phi Epsi-
lon and Bob Kolesar, Phi Delta Theta.


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