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Red Wings Defeat Leafs, 5_2, For

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Detroit Rallies
To Overcome
Toronto Lead,
Grosso Approaches Mark
As Bush Leads Wings
Closer To Puck Title
DETROIT, April 9. - (A") - The
amazing Detroit Red Wings spotted
the Toronto Maple Leafs two first
period goals tonight and then came
on to seize their third straight vic-
tory 5 to 2, before 13,354 spectators
in the best of seven Stanley Cup
hockey series.
The hustling Detroiters. seemingly
in serious trouble when the veteran
Lorne Carr of Toronto bagged a pair
of goals 30 seconds apart, squared the
count before the initial period ended
on shots by rookies Jerry Brown and
Jack Carveth.
McReavy Gets Third Goal
Then young Pat McReavy, substi-
tuting for the injured Sid Abel who
suffered a possible fractured jaw,
pushed the puck past goalie Walter
(Turk) Broda in the third period for
the deciding goal. Syd Howe and
Eddie Bush also tallied to put the
verdict beyond Toronto's reach.
By crushing the favored Leafs for
the third time, the Detroit club, fifth
place finisher in the National League
before the start of the playoffs, can
close out the series here Sunday.
Last year Detroit made hockey his-
tory by losing four straight in the
finals to the Boston Bruins.
Secondary Aids Detroit
Detroit received assistance tonight
from its secondary strength at a cru-
cial time. Its top line of Abel, Don
Grosso and Eddie Wares was broken
up in the first period by injuries, al-
though Grosso picked up two assists
to draw within one point of the play-
off scoring record.
Principal figure in the Detroit of-
fense was Bush, burly defenseman
who joined the club in mid season.
Bush figured in all five Detroit scores,
drawing assists on the first four and
then winging a 50-footer past Broda
that closed the scoring.
Broda made 35 stops against the
sharp shooting Wings, while goalie
Johnny Mowers had 28 saves, 17 in
the last period.
There were 21 penalties in the
rough contest, and Detroit drew 14,
including two misconduct assess-
ments. But even with numerical edge
in manpower, particularly late in the
game, the Leafs were no match for
the inspired Detroiters.

" A Surrealistic Impression '
* Famous Last Words
Daily Sports Editor
y pors tI

(The columns this week are being
written by junior members of the
staff who are applying for the position
of sports editor for the coming year.
Today's Sportfolio is by Stan Clamage.)
THIS COLUMN has little intention
of dealing with any tale of how
a handicapped youngster heroically,
battled with all the chips stacked
against him, and then followed up
with a great personal victory. Nor
shall we set forth several reasons
just why the Detroit Tigers (home
town team, of course) will positively
finish better than a pre-season
prognostication-in the second divi-
As for the pugilistic world, a doz-
en or more inches might be batted
out on one Charlie Hayes (also of
the Motor City). But few have
heard of him outside of Detroit. Any-
way, he's my brother's friend, and
I've never had the pleasure. He's
just beginning to crack the pro
racket, and there will be more heard
from him later on'.
This column is dedicated to those
self-styled "typewriter athletes."
(However, if you have watched how
more than 70 per cent of them
peck and sway hour after hour,
the description is hardly applic-
able). Yes, all this trouble is for
those "swivel-chair lizards" who
spend all their precious time read-
ing other copy to make use of in
their tomorrow's story. There are
always many record books on the
lap to make things run more
THIS CLASS of human activity
(sic) may be divided into three
groups: 1) the literary genius who
can write copy that's fit to read; 2)
the guy who really knows what he's
writing about, and can write; 3) all
those between one and two (this
group contains 99 44 100 per cent of
the total).
Type one writes sports like fic-
tion (John Kieran, for example).
And if you like to read, this is a
,much better selection than the av-
erage. Type two writes sports as
sports should be written (Bill Cun-
ningham stands out with a few
others), and these carry the most
weight in the most places.
The other classification, in the
strictest sense, refers mostly to the
gents who spend their well-paid-for
time comparing Joe DiMaggio with
Ty Cobb, and then when this gets
boring, they tackle the links game
and the Sport of Kings, horseracing
-only for diversion's sake, of course.
BIGGEST GRIPE about those per-
sons in class three is the way
they handle things (this simplifies
the case with the use of such an
over-bearing generality, common to
all types). No one can doubt the

importance of the press today in in-
fluencing the attitudes of the reading
public. And the whole is equal to
the sum of its parts, and here stands
out an equality of each part as com-
pared to each other part and to the
entire piece. Thus to break it all
down, the sports page is a part of
the whole paper.
To the outside public, the sports
scribe is the sole source of desired
information. In the eyes of this
same public, the ever-flowing copy
makes and breaks individual ath-
letes. The scribes are therefore, in
a qualified sense, general publicity
agents. Their compensation usu-
ally amounts to freely-handed-out
ducats. Some don't even get that
They can make All-Americans out
of average performers. They can
break down all the good work turned
in by a better-than-average athlete
just by blacking his face with print-
er's ink. And the only reflection is
in the minds of the fans-and they
are the ones who really matter.
AlIND YOU, these men know little
about what they write, and care
less-it's copy, after all. They can
operate in a slightly different fash-
ion, also. By building up an aver-
age player who might fail to come
through, they may actually injure
nim for life. Many sometimes won-
der whether there are any scruples
Remember this is still case three.
Remember that these men are the
ones who make a man for life by
, *n All-American selection. In a
,najority of cases, they haven't even
seen the members of their team.
All they know is what they read in
the papers. So, it's just an ever-
enveloping circle with no end and
no beginning. Enough has been
Iwritten 'elsewhere on the same
subject, so we'll take a detour.
Something about these fellows, they
even run out of ideas, so theyhtry to
pick "the greatest player in the his-
tory," etc. They write ". . . is the
nearest thing to ... that I've seen,"
and then they never saw the other
guy in the first place. A fellow men-
tioned recently that Bob Westfall was
the nearest thing to Ace Gutowsky
that he'd ever seen. (The Ace was a
great spinning fullback on the De-
troit Lions football team a few years
back.) The first speaker almost got
sandbagged by the listener who had
never seen the Lion's star.
ADD it all up and you find just a
few links of art! ,endless chain, a
chain withktales enough to fill vol-
umes, but time is fleeting and space
is limited, and after all, this idea has
just been speculation on speculation.
And there are many more important
matters to hold one's attention in
times such as these.

Dual Pairings
Offer Problem
To Net Squad
With the singles problems gradual-
ly working themselves out, Tennis'
Coach Leroy Weir is now casting a
wary eye toward his doubles teams.
Last year Jim Tobin and Lawton
Hammett played number one, Wayne
Stille and Jim Porter two and Gerry
Schaflander and Tom Gamon three.
*But now that Tobin has graduated,
Weir must revamp his lineup in
order to give the Wolverines strength
,in the doubles.
All through the practice sessions
s on the Sports Building's indoor
courts, Weir has been experiment-
ing with different pairs. For a while
Stille and Hammett were playing one,
Porter and Gamon were in the second'
spot.. and Schaflander and Alden
Johnson made up the third duo.
Then last week, the net mentor
decided he'd like to try something
different and see what happened. He
put Stille and Schaflander together,
tried out Hammett and Porter as a
team and then let Gamon and John--
son see what they could do.
Of the three pairs, the Stille-
Schaflander duo has looked the most
impressive in the daily workouts.
Both players are very aggressive,
rushing the net to score numerous
points with deadly volleys and over-
head smashes. Stille is one of the
best doubles .players in the Confer-
ence and has probably the toughest
serve to return of anyone on the
It will be interesting to see wheth-
er Weir places the Stille-Schafland-
er team first or the efficient and
steadier duo of Hammett and Porter
in the number one spot.
Weir wants to wait until he has
had a chance to see what each pair
can do outside, and therefore will
Smake no definite plans until the
squad has had more of an oppor-
tunity to practice on the new Har-
tru courts at Ferry Field.
Mann's Loss, Doherty's Ga
Former Swimm(
Stars On Var

Navy, Virginia First Opponents
AsBaseball Squad Starts Trip
(Editor's Note: This is the first of
two articles discussing Michigan's op- any of the away games. Walsh en-
ponents on their annual spring trip tered medical school last fall and
starting this Wednesday.) can't afford to leave his studies to
By MYRON DANN play ball outside of Charlottesville.
Navy: The Wolverines will face one "Schuffy" Scafero, who showed
of the most unpredictable teams in great potentiality when he tried out
the East this year when they face for the Cavaliers at the beginning of
the sailors at Annapolis April 15. So last season and then hurt his arm
far this season Navy has beaten Dart- before he got a chance to start on
mouth and Vermont by overwhelm- the mound, is in fine shape now and
ing margins but also suffered a 15-4 is considered to be Virginia's num-
defeat at the hands of a mediocre ber two hurler ...
Harvard nine. Two players who have already
The Middies, who lost only four showed themselves to be the heaviest
regulars last year, have an extremely hitters on the squad are Charlie Mer-
strong mound staff. Heading their ritt, colorful shortstop, and catcher
list of hurlers is Bob Luberda. The Tubb Gillette.
lanky senior was chased from the _
mound in the eighth inning when
the Wolverines met Navy in 1941 Ruth III Of Pneumonia
and was charged with a 6-2 defeat. HOLLYWOOD, April 9. -()-
Navy Outfield Weak Baseball's renowned Babe Ruth,
Max Bishop, coach of the Navy stricken suddenly yesterday with a
team, has been having trouble trying critical ailment, was reported by his
to rebuild his outfield. Most of the physician late today to be suffering
players that defended the outer gar- from pneumonia.
dens last year are busy in Uncle
Sam's armed forces defending some- BASKETBALL NOTICE
thing a little more important right Spring basketball practice starts
now. Monday night at 7:15 at the I-M
Virginia: Michigan will probably Building. All Varsity lettermen,
meet one of the best nines in the Varsity squad members and those
East when they play the Cavaliers on interested please report. Varsity
April 17 in Charlottesville. men can obtain equipment from
Coach Gus Tebell has an unde- Hank Hatch.
feated squad so far this season and Coach Bennie Oosterbaan
wants to be sure the Wolverines
don't mar his record. Virginia, state
champion last season, is banking on
the hurling of Alec Cave for a suc-
cessful year.
Despite Virginia's two victories so
far this spring, Tebell is finding it
extremely difficult to make up his
mind on a definite starting nine. He
has been constantly re-shuffling his
team in an effort to find its maxi-
mum batting power. A
Virginia Loses Walsh R
The veteran Virginia coach will4
not be able to, use Chuck Walsh, his
captain and star second baseman, in 0
lin -
sr Matthews
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The best laid plans of mice and
men do often go astray but seldom
have any man's plans gone astray
more favorably than those of Dave
Matthews, ace half-miler of the Wol-
verine track squad.
One of the best scholastic swim-
mers in the state when he was at-
tending Royal Oak High School,
Dave did not try out for the school's
track team until his senior year, and
that was only at the insistence of
his brother Jim, who was Royal Oak's
assistant track coach at the time.
And even though he took third place
in the state scholastic meet's 440-
yard run, swimming still remained
Dave's true love.
The embryonic star came up to
Michigan in his freshman year with
every intention of continuing his
sports capers in the water, winning
himself a place on Matt Mann's
yearling crew as a very promising
sprinter. But it was not long until
Wolverire track Coach Ken Doherty
got wind of the fact that Matthews
had shown plenty of stuff on the
cinderpaths in high school, and the



following spring found Dave cavort-
ing around Yost Field House.
Converted into a half-miler by Do-
herty, the good-looking runner was
overshadowed as a sophomore last
year by, Warren Breidenbach, the
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thews has come into his own in a big
way and now holds sway as the top
middle distance runner of the Mich-
igan team.
Starting off the 1942 schedule in
mid-season form, the Wolverine star
took first place in both the dual
meets in which he participated, as
well as capturing a fourth place in
the Big Ten indoor meet last month.
And then Matthews climaxed his in-
door activities as he turned in the
fastest time run by any Michigan
half-miler this year, sprinting his
leg of the two-mile relay in the But-
ler Relays in 1:54.6 am ark which
took Michigan's world record-holder
Bob Ufer to equal the following week
in the Chicago Relays.
The well-built Matthews, whose
almost perfect running form has
often been compared to that of the
smooth-striding Breidenbach, still
maintains that swimming is his forte,
declaring that the biggest thrill he
ever received in sports was when he
shattered his high school pool's 50
yard record in 25 seconds.
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