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____, UH Zo, 147 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE THREE

Varsity

Trackmen To Compete In Chicago Relays Tonight

.._ _ _

Michigan, Indiana Clash
AgainIn Two-Mile Relay

Hank Loud Elected Hockey Captain

Ufer To Face Cochran, Herbert In 600
Thomas To Meet Carter, Stickel In

Yard Dash;
Sprint

(Continued from Page 1)
the former Hoosier ace's time for the
440 already this year and may repeat
that performance in the longer dis-
tance tonight. Herbert, moreover, is
the past record-holder for the 600
yard dash and will also be very much
in the running.
The second Michigan entrant in
tonight's giant track carnival will be
the two-mile relay team, composed of
Johnny Kautz, John Roxborough,
Dave Matthews, and Ufer. With the
prospect of battling it out with Indi-
ana, their traditional arch-rival for
the title, the Wolverine baton-passers
will be seeking to make up for the
setback handed them by the Hoosier
quartet in last week's Butler Relays.
Thomas Battles Carter, Steckel
Al Thomas, star sprinter of the
Michigan aggregation, carries the
Wolverine colors into the 60 yard
dash tonight against another out-
standing group of thinclad artists.
Pitt's Bill Carter and Hap Stickel will
probably break for the tape when the
starter's gun sounds, along with Ohio
State's Ralph Hammond and several
other of the country's fastest speed-
sters.
Hampered by a flaw in the way he
broke from the blocks for most of the
season, Thomas has not displayed as
much speed this season as he had
last year. Constant work under the
tutelage of Coach Ken Doherty has
improved his starting form, however,
and it is possible that the blond
sprinter may be another Wolverine
to turn the trick on the rest of the
field tonight.
Many more of the nation's track
stars will appear in the Chicago Re-

JOHN ROXBOROUGH
lays, most famous of whom is prob-
ably Cornelius Warmerdam, the
greatest pole-vaulter of all time.
With a phenomenal vault of 15 ft.
7%4 inches to his credit already this
season, Warmerdam will be striving
for the first 16 foot vault in the his-
tory of track tonight.

Fisher Is Looking For Players
To Fill Open Positions On Nine

By MYRON DANN
With the opening game less than
a month away, Wolverine baseball
coach, Ray Fisher, is hard at work
attempting to fill vacancies on last
year's Big Ten championship team.
Fisher must find a first baseman,

a shortstop and a right-fielder be-
fore the season starts, to assure
Michigan a strong chance of retain-
ing its crown.
Apparently the "Vermont Wizard,"!
will have his biggest difficulty in try-
ing to replace the capable and color-
ful Mike Sofiak. Last year at the
shortstop position little Mike was a
driving spirit behind much of Michi-
gan's inspired play. Not only was
Sofiak a better than average hitter,
but he was also considered to be one
of the best fielding shortstops in the
Conference.
Johnny Erpelding, sandy haired
junior, and footballer Don Robin-
son have been leading candidates for
the shortstop position, but until the
squad gets a chance to work out-
doors. Fisher will refrain from cen-
tering his attention on any of he
candidates for Sofiak's old berth.
Wakefield Slugging Gone
With the graduation of Dick
Wakefield into the professional
ranks, Michigan lost their number
on1e sluggezr. 'The s ophl~omore bean -
pole (as is teammates called him)
provided the slugging poyer that
won many of the Wolverines' impor-
tant games. Naturally, Fisher doesn't
expect to find anybody who will fill
Wakefield's shoes, but with many ex-
cellent sophomore candidates work-
ing out inthe field house,l e feels a
competent left fieldier will be found.
Duane Pagel, who played some first
base for the Varsity last year, and
halfback Paul White are strong con-
tenders for George Ruchle's old posi-
tion at first base. Pagel is an excel-
lent fielder while White, although a
sophomore, has ite a reputation as
a hitter.

Scrappy Goalie
Is Workhorse
Of Pueksters
Replaces Paul Golsinith
As Wolverine Leader;
Lowrey Gives Letters
(Continued from Page 1)
been definitely handicapped because
of his size. Standing just under five
and a half feet, and no bruiser when
it comes to pushing his weight
around, Loud has tackled his job in
high fashion. .
Sharp thinking has brought him
out of the nets to cover pokes in
front or to the side of the goal. And
watching him clear a long, hard shot
with his mammoth gloves or stick
has brought many Michigan fans to
their feet game after game.
Most of all, Loud's peppy chatter
has kept the spirit of his teammates
high just when the going began to
get tough. Following Paul Gold-
smith, great retiring captain, Loud
is sure to be an important spark next
year when the Wolverines start to
climb into the position where they
rightly belong.
Coach Lowrey announced yester-
day that 11 members of the puck
team will be awarded Varsity letters.
Including Loud, four seniors are
recipients of awards - Goldsmith.
Swampscott, Mass.; Bob Collins, De-
troit; John Corson, Birmingham and
Johnny Gillis, Hibbing, Ont.
The remaining letter-winners are:
Max Bahrych, Syracuse, N.Y.; Roy
Bradley, Detroit; Bill Dance, Brook-
lyn, N.Y.; Doug Hillman, Grand
Rapids: Bob Kemp, Oakville, Ont.,
and Edward Reichert, Ann Arbor.
Warner Forsythe will receive a sec-
ondary award.
Gilman Gambs, '43, was selected
to succeed Art Hawley, '42, as senior
manager of the hockey team. Assist-
ing him will be Bob Rees, '44, and
Fred Marble. '44.
Three Netters
For Top Spot
By 1ICK SIMON
Although the opening tennis match
of the 1942 season is still a month
away, Coach Leroy Weir is having
quite a problem finding who to put in
the number-one singles spot left va-
cant by the graduation of Jim Tobin,
last year's captain.
Tobin, who won the Detroit Pub-
lie Parks tournAment last summer,
went to the finals in the Big Ten
matches at Chicago last year before
he was beaten by SeymourIT Green
berg, Northwestern southpaw who is
ranked among the l irst 20 a imaitnrur
in the count ry.
El i~iflI'.at, stifle(w ' rP(ff'i
io'(far this seasL5Oi, (co-captains
Lawton iIlaniet t and1(1 V/YiicStill,
and Jim Porter have been playing
such even tennis that Weir hasn't
made up his mind who will take over
the first singles position. Last year
Hammett played in the second spot,
Porter in the third and Sillf in lw
four th.
Just the other night in the 1-M
Open House, Porter tagged a 6-2, t-3
defeat on Hammett while in practice
on the Sports Building indoor courts,
Hammett and Porter have been put-
ting on a daily battle which finds
the score ,iust abouet veni at this
point.
Stille, who was recently plagued

with the German measles, has also
had his share of victories and defeats
in the daily clashes with the I wo net-
men.
All Tlree Use Different Style
All three play a, different style of
aune. Hammett, an excellent net
player, consistenly rushes the net to
score points, while Stills varies his
gamne---sometimes playing the base-
line and other times rushing to the
net to gain points by placeinents.
Porter serves left-handed and plays'
right-handed, and very seldom rush-
es the net. All three have hard, fast
serves, with Stille's probably the most
difficult to return.

T HREE DAYS yet remain beforel
Head Coach Fritz Crisler's grid-
men sink the initial cleat in Michi-
gan's 1942 spring football session-a
practice drill that shapes up as the
most vital in Wolverine grid history.
Legislation concerning war-
born scholastic and eligibility prob-
lems was ground out in Chicago
two weeks ago at the Western Con-
ference Athletic Director and fac-
ulty representatives' meeting. The
many ranifications of their action
will appear in various forms next
fall. But it is in this impending
spring practice that the ground-
work, the foundation for much of
the alteration in peace-time pro-
cedure will be laid.,
VIRTUALLY all Conference schools
will play 10 game schedules next
fall, including no less than two con-
tests with service teams. The bur-
den of a pair of extra games will
force many universities to lengthen
their grid cards at both ends, open-
ing the season one week early and
closing seven days later. A solid 10-
game slate, with at most only one
open date. will naturally throw an
extra burden on the physical capaci-
ties and endurance of the players.
This, coupled with the fact that the
potential squads of all schools will
be depleted by the demand of the{
nation's armed forces, indicates that1
manpower will take on added signi-
ficance in the forthcoming campaign.
It is with this idea securely
lodged in the forefront of the train-
ing strategy formulated by the
Wolverine coaching staff that
spring drills will get under way
Monday afternoon. There will
definitely be a greater need for
new talent. Men who perhaps had
high school football background1
but failed to throw themselves into
the stiffer competition of college
freshman ball may find themselves
in demand on varsity squads. How
great an extent to which this the-
oretical situation becomes fact de-
pends, of course, upon the inroads
upon present depth of material

made by the armed forces in the
dear future.
AT PRESENT Coach Crisler and
his capable aides have a sound
nucleus of 14 lettermen around which
to mold a gridiron combination equal
to what will perhaps be the stiffest
of all Michigan football schedules,
including clashes with Notre Dame,
Minnesota. Ohio State, Northwestern,
Michigan State, Iowa, Illinois, Har-
vard, probably the Great Lakes Naval
Station, and perhaps Bernie Bier-
man's Naval Commandos of the Iowa
Aviation Cadet training center. Com-
prising eight linemen and six backs,
this group of returning veterans from
last fall's highly successful team is,
of course, subject to military call.
A fairly sizeable group of fresh-
men, including several very prom-
ising members of Wallie Weber's
yearling team of last year, will have
much of the coaches' attention
placed directly upon them. Their
capabilities and potentialities of
making next fall's, club will be
carefully noticed and filed away in
retentive memories. Impressions
made in spring drills are of utmost
importance in formulating plans
for the forthcoming campaign.
A BSOLUTELY nothing can be set
down in type these. days and
categorized as definite. But if you
want a pretty good tipoff on Michi-
gan's grid fortunes in 1942, grab a
sideline seat at the annual intra-
squad game early in May. This year,
they're playing for keeps.
SWIMMING NOTICE
All Varsity swimmers report to
Rentschler's Studios at 12:30 p.m.
today for a team picture. Bring
your swimming suits with you.
- Coach Matt Mann
I-M NOTICE
Tonight is the last night for
foul-shooting in all divisions. All
shooting must be started between
'7 and 9:30 p.m.

It Can Be YOU!

PORTFOLIO
* Spring Football Practice
*9Theoretical Obstacles
By HAL WILSON
Daily Sports Editor
* * * *

Varsit 'M's'a(sV yven
To 15 Swimmers
Coach Matt Mann announced yes-
terday that 15 swimmers had been
awarded varsity letters.
The letter-winners are Capt. Dob-
son Burton, Battle Creek; Bruce Al-
len, Milwaukee, Wis.; Alex Canja,
Flint; Lou Haughey, Battle Creek;
Ted Horlenko, Buffalo, N.Y.; Lou
Kivi, Ann Arbor; Strother Martin,
Jeffersonville, Ind.
Jack Patten, Carbondale, Pa.; Dick
Riedl, Buffalo, N.Y.; Gus Sharemet
and John Sharemet, Detroit; Jim
Skinner, Ann Arbor; Walt Stewart,
San Diego, Calif.; Perry Trytten, Ann
Arbor; and Bob West, Jackson.
Dave Levy, Detroit, received a
secondary award.
The Wolverines will leave next
week to defend their National Col-
legiate title at Harvard.

Grapefruit
League...
TAMPA, Fla., March 19. -(P)-
The Detroit Tigers reverted to their
familiar Grapefruit League pattern
today, dropping a 4 to 3 decision to
the Cincinnati Reds with Eric Mc-
Nair's ninth inning error deciding the
contest,
Detroit.........102 000 000-3 5 1
Cincinnati ......300 000 001-4 9 1
Fuchs, Trucks (6) and Tebbetts;
Thompson, Vander Meer (4), Der-
ringer (7), and Hemsley, Lakeman (7)
*
Cleveland .......120 000 000-3 7 0
Boston (A) .... 200 000 000-2 6 3
Kennedy, Smith and Desautels, He-
gan; Chase, Wagner and Conroy.
* * *
New York (N) . 000 200 010-3 11 1
Washington (A) 001 000 21x-4 10 3
McGee, Melton and Danning, Blae
mire; Wilson, Leonard, McCullough
and Early.

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