Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

April 05, 1942 - Image 3

Resource type:
The Michigan Daily, 1942-04-05

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.



Holiday Second As Kiefer Sets

World Backstroke Record

White, Gilbert
Hurt In Crash
In Centerfield
Gilbert Sent To Hospital,
May Have Concussion;
White Receives Stitches
Paul White and Bob Gilbert were
injured yesterday afternoon when
they collided in center field dluring
a game between the Varsity A team
and the Varsity B team.
Gilbert received a contusion of the
right cheek and forehead with a pos-
sible concussion while White suffered
a deep gash over his right eye. Dr.
A. W. Coxon sent Gilbert to the Uni-
versity Health Service for X-rays and
a more thorough examination but
saw no need for hospitalizing White.
Three stitches however were re-
quired to close the wound.
Chasing Long Fly
The accident happened when both
outfielders were chasing a long fly
ball and failed to see each other
coming as they lunged to catch it.
White, who weighs 200 pounds,
crashed into Gilbert, who weighs
only 150 pounds, with such force
that the slightly built centerfielder
had to be carried off the diamond
on a stretcher.
In the game itself, the Varsity A
team earned a well deserved 4-2
victory over the Varsity B team for
their fourth straight win.
Bill Cartmill, lanky centerfielder
for the A team, clouted a tremendous
home run with teammates Dave Nei-
son and George Harms on base to
account for the margin of victory.
The pitching on both sides looked
much improved compared to any
other game this season with only 12
hits being made all afternoon. Mickey
Fishman started on the mound for
the A team and held the opposition
to two hits in the four innings he
Newcomer Pitches For B's
Coach Ray Fisher used a new-
comer to the Wolverines pitching
staff when he sent in Bill Cain to do
the hurling for the B team. The
bespectacled sophomore was tagged
for four hits and three runs before
Don Smith replaced him in the fifth.
With the opening of the 1942 base-
ball season less than two weeks away,
Fisher seems all settled on his start-
ing lineup except for the first base
and shortstop positions. In all prob-
ability the Wolverine coach will wait
until a few days before the opening
game to announce his starting nine.
VOL. LII. No. 137
Publication in the Daily Official1
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Faculty Tea: It has become neces-
sary to cancel the President's Tea
formerly announced for this after-
Note to Seniors, May Graduates,
and Graduate Students: Please file
application for degrees or any special
certificates (i.e. Geology Certificate,
Journalism Certificate, etc.) at once
if you expect to receive a degree or
certificate at Commencement on May
30,- 1942. We cannot guarantee that

the University will confer a degree
or certificate. at Commencement up-'
on any student who fails to file such
application before the close of busi-
ness on Thursday, April 30. If ap-
plication is received later than April
(Continued on Page 4)


Hard Hitting Catcher

" Onkle Franz Makes Good
" On Shakeup Promise
Daily Sports Editor

Yale Wins AA U Title;
Martin Out In Trials
Prew Ties Weismuller's Mark In 100 Yard Event;
HolidayFinishes Four Yards Behind Leader

(The columns this week are begIg written by junior members
staff who are applying for the position of sports editor for the
Today's Sportfolio is by Dick Simon.)

of the sports
coming year.

George Harms, fiery Wolverine
backstop, will lead the Michigan
teain this year. Harms, an ex-
cellent handler of pitchers and a
heavy hitter, seems headed for his
best season and is recognized as
one of the greatest catchers in the
annals of Michigan baseball.
Detroit Downts
Leafs Itt First
D~ort Crosso Scores Two
Goals Tfo Give 'Wings
Hard-Earned Win
TORONTO, April 4.-(Al)---Detroit
beat the Toronto Maple Leafs to the
punch tonight for a 3 to 2 victory in
the first game of the Stanley Cup
hockey series.
The game, the first of a best of
seven series, wvas pAyied before 14,185
The hard hitting visitors racked
up two goals in the first period,
which the Leafs matched, and got the
inner in the second,
After establishing this lead the
Red Wing s threw uip a sound de-
fense, which hacked by great goal,
tending from Johnny Mowers, turnued
balckthli(,Lea f: at every stage.
Don ''The CountI Grosso wtas the
indiwidhual star of the torrid contest,
He got the first Detroit goal less than
wominutes after the game started
andl he daropped home the winner
late in the second period.
The other Red Wing tally went to
Syd Ab)el and Grosso earned an assist
Johnny McCreedy and Sweeney
Scrluiner were the rscorers foir the
Leaf s.
Jimm.>yCOrlando drew a imajor pen-
alty early in the thirdl for nicking
Bob Goldham on the head and
draw ing blood. So tight ,was the De-
troit defense, however, that Mowers
had only one real shot to handle
dur ing the fivre minutes his team
was short-handed.
The team: b 'oke' evon in .liot,: on
4oal, ec h fthrow ing 10 it the rivalI
net minders,
With only 10 secronds left, Coach
Hap Day of the Leafs pulled] out his
goalie and] put six forwards on the
ice. On the fa'ce off in the Detroit
defense /zone, Syd Howe shot 'the
puck down the ice and the game
ended before the Leafs cou>ld bring
it back .
1 4NA

SENTIMENTALITY, we have been told, should play no part in the realm
of sports, but somehow or other we can't help feeling that way about
Frankie Frisch and his rejuvenated baseball team, the Pittsburgh Pirates.
For in his gang of Buccaneers this year, Onkle Franz has the makings of
a second Gas House Gang. He has a team that will drop gloves and bats
and take up the cudgels for themselves at the least opportunity.
When Frankie took over the reins of the Pirates in 1939, one of the
first things he said was that "they were an old team that has to be pulled
apart and put together again." He asked for and got a three year contract,
and the shakeup began.
If you would have taken a look at the Pirates roster at the begin-
ning of the spring training season this season, you would have found
only three names that were on the team when Frisch took over-Lee
Handley, Rip Sewell and Bob Klinger. And now Handley is gone, having
been sent home with a sore arm that will probably keep him on the
sidelines for the 1942 season, if not for good.
THE PITCHERS besides Sewell and Klinger then under Pirate contract
were Russ Bauers, Cy Blanton, Joe Bowman, Mace Brown, Red Lucas,
Bill Swift and Jim Tobin. Only Blanton and Tobin are still chucking in
the majors while the others have found greener pstures in the minors or
have passed down the hall of oblivion. Al Todd and Ray Berres were the
catchers. Big Al has passed out of the picture almost completely now, and
Berres is still being shunted from one major league club to the other.
In the infield were Gus Suhr, Pep Young, Arky Vaughan and Handley.
Vaughan is now the only one still playing with the Big Leaguers. The Waner
brothers-Paul and Lloyd-Heinie Manush and Johnny Rizzo made up the
outfield. Rizzo is now playing with his fourth National League team, while
the Waners, not that famous brother act of years ago, are on their last
legs as far as the big time goes.
That was the inheritance that the ex-Gas house leader took over.
To begin with, he added rookie Ken Heintzelman to the mound corps,
and later Maxie Butcher entered the scene. Todd disappeared from be-
hind the plate, while Ray Mueller and George Susce (present Cleveland
coach) were the new additions to the mask and pad brigade. Suhr was
subtracted from the infield and Elbie Fletcher came to town. Frankie
Gustine, only 19, dropped anchor in the Smoky City to take over the
keystone sack. To the outfield, Chuck Klein added real punch and
then faded like a dying rose. But in September, two of Pie Traynor's
youngsters-Bob Elliott and Maurice Van Robays-reported.
THE MAJOR DISTURBANCE, however, started in 1940. Long Johnny
Gee, a $75,000 pitching-parcel that hasn't even paid off one two-cent
stamp as a dividend, barged into the picture, along with Danny MacFayden
and Johnny Lanning. The catching staff was augmented by reliable Spud
Davis, and Al Lopez was finally brought from the Boston Braves, just two
years late -for he would have meant the pennant in '38.
Debs Garms was secured as a utility infielder and outfielder and became
a hitting fool. He won the National League batting crown that year,.just
in case you've forgotten. Rizzo was traded to the Cincy Reds for Vince
DiMaggio and Chuck Klein was made a free agent.
/ For 1941 the new pitchers were Aidon Wilkie, Lloyd Dietz and
Dick Conger, a fugitive from the Detroit farm system. Baers, Brown,
Swift and Bowman went the "way of all flesh." Lopez headed th back-
stopping crew that was made up of Mueller and Davis, and Bill Baker
was bought from the Reds. Stu Martin, ex-Card, Rip Collins, former
Cub and Card, and Alf Anderson were the infielders who had not been
around the previous season. Paulq Waner had left the scene, but Lloyd
stayed on for a while before going to the Reds.
THE FIRST noticeable change in this year's club is the absence of Arky
Vaughan whom Onkle Franz "peddled" to the Dodgers for Pete Cos-
carart, pitcher Luke Hamlin, catcher Babe Phelps and Jimmy Wasdell.
Pitcher Hank Gornicki was picked up from the Cards. In the outfield, the
Flash has a problem-three clouting rookies who can all field well.
Now, we're not saying that this team of Buccaneers is going to win
the National League flag, but take a look at the spring training facts.
They've won 17 of their last 20 games. The team as a whole is batting .288
and its three catchers are hitting .388, .348, and .303. Elliott, moved in from
the outfield, has taken over third without a hitch and Coscarart is holding
up well at short (he's batting .324 and fielding like a fiend).
The 1942 Pirates are a belligerent bunch too. And why not?
Frankie Frisch is an old Gas Mouser and he now has a lot of help from
the crowd that moved in from the Dodgers. If an ex-Brook can't jaw
an umpire, he has forgotten what he learned over there in Flatbush.
WITH A NEW SLATE on hand, Frankie Frisch has kept his promise to
give Pittsburgh a complete turnover. His gang is a hard-hitting, tough-
playing outfit that means to be up there battling for the senior circuit flag.

(Special to The Daily)
NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 4.-
Adolph Kiefer, long recognized as one
of the world's greatest swimmers,
eclipsed all natatorial performances
in the National AAU Championship
Meet here today as he twice cracked
his own world's record in the 150
yard backstroke.
In the qualifying trials this after-
noon, the sensational 23 year old dor-
sal star smashed the standard of
1:32.7, which he had set six years
ago, by paddling through the Yale
Pool in the heretofore unrecorded'
time of 1:32.4.
New Record In Finals
But that was just a warm-up for
Kiefer. Tonight he raced home far
ahead of Michigan's freshman ace,
Harry Holiday, to set again a new
world mark. Kiefer did it one and
nine-tenths seconds faster than it
has ever been done before, winning
in 1:30.5.
Perhaps if the 180 pound back-
stroke king had not picked tonight
for the greatest of all his great per-
formances, the Wolverine yearling
could have given him a battle. But
as it was, Holiday finished second,
four yards behind Kiefer.
Martin Eliminated
Strother (T-Bone) Martin, Michi-
gan high board diver, was eliminated
in the first flight of the trials this
afternoon. The barrel-chested Wol-
verine was unable to hit his dives,
and placed too far back of the leaders
for a spot in tonight's finals,
The winner of the diving was Miller
Anderson, an Ohio State freshman
unattached. Jim Cook of Yale was
I second, Sammy Lee of Occidental
third and Frank Dempsey of Ohio
State, who last week took the Na-
t o;pn May Fight Winner
Of Pastor-Bivcns Match
CLEVELAND, April 4.-(P)-Billy
Conn, Pittsburgh boxer, was offered
$25,000 today to fight the winner of
the Bob Pastor-Jimmy Bivins bout
scheduled here April 17.
Match maker Larry Atkins made
the offer on beha~lf of promoters Bob
Brickman and Ben Goetz, and said
Pastor and Bivins had agreed to the

tional Collegiate crown, finished
Kiefer wasn't the only one to ap-
proach world fame tonight. Bill Prew
of the Detroit A.C. became the third
man in history to cover the 100 yard
free style in 51 seconds flat. Prew
equalled the world record set by
Johnny Weismuller in 1927, as he
beat Yale's Howie Johnson.
And Kiyoshi Nakama, another
Buckeye freshman, won his second
title of the meet by defeating Eli
Rene Chouteau in the 440 yard free
style in the time of 4:42.6 to set a
new meet record.
In fact the championship victory
of the mighty Yale crew was firmly
overshadowed by the record-break-
ing performances. The Bulldogs roll-
ed up 59 points to outdistance their
nearest rival, Mercersburg Academy
who could only garner seven tallies.

Detroit (A) . ... 000 001 000-1 5 0
St. Louis (N) .. 100 000 01x-2 6 0
H. White, Newhouser (8) and Par-
sons; Gumbert and W. Cooper.
* *
Boston (A) .. 200'510 020-10 15 0
Cincinnati (N) 002 000 200- 4 12 3
Dobson, and Pytlak, Conroy (6);
Starr, Moore (5), Blackwell (9) and
*~ **
Chicago (N) .. 000 000 000-0 4 0
Chicago (A) .. 011 100 00x-3 10 1
Erickson, Pressnell (6), Bowman
(8) and Scheffing, Hernandez (6);
Ross, Rigney (5) and Turner.
Philadelphia (N) 000 000 000-0 5 1
Washington (A) 000 010- 00x- '7 0
Naylor, Lambert (7), P. Masterson
(8) and Warren; Newsom, McCul-
lough (9) and Early.
* * *
Philadelphia (A) 000 001 000-1 9 1
Pittsburgh (N). 100 010 10x-3 6 0
Christopher, McCrabb (8) and Cas-
tiglia; -Heintzelman, Klinger (8) and


., E

The feast of Laster time
awaits you. Our menu fca-
/ ,,- tures delicious foods that
will make your faster
dinner a memorable one,
Plan now to bring the
family here for a meal you
are all sure to enjoy,
122 West Washington Phone 7070








\ '
, /1-



0.**to resist water,

Order your
Cap and Gown
MOE Sport Shops

Abe l



nC s %Selected asSole q as ent for
The 7'qflv fln (tk Process
A Name you have been seeing in Fine Coats and
Other Garments for more than Fifty Years . ..A
Process for making Cloth Repellent to Moisture,
* lieversihle * RainSats
* Jackets
Given this Treatment, Garments Wear Longer and
Keep Their Shape Longer, too.

Referee: King Clancy, Linesmen:
Don McFayden and Sam Babcock.
Detroit Spares: Motter, Bush, Lis-
combe, Howe, Bruneteau, J. Brown,
A. Brown, Carveth, McReavy.
Toronto Spares: apps, Drillon,
Nick Metz, Schriner, Taylor, Carr,
Kampman, Stanowski, Davidson.



Sunday at the Wolverine
Cream of Asprgi, Soup
or Choice of Grapefruit To TlomJt C9
Pickle Relish Celery Brancihes O'vl
raked sugar Curederlamit r e withr ae Marooma deuccr
Grilled Beef'Tenderloin S t ak wi th Mushr on m .cr rrr

III I 3-04t OM -A Ia,



11 I , -

11 .


Back to Top

© 2024 Regents of the University of Michigan