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"THE - I A N 0 AIL






Virginia, 9-3; Netters Meet Irish Here



* Easter Week Talk
" And Mint Juleps
Daily Sports Editor
The entire University of Virginia
campus is flushed this week with an
official sort of spring fever, mani-
festing itself by means of an annual
device known as Easter Week. In
plain words this is an organized ex-
cuse to indulge in alternate dancing
and drinking mint juleps. Sometimes
the two pleasures are not alternated.
Easter Week is similar to Michi-
gan's J-Hop--except the festivities
are sustained over a week-long
period. Tonight and tomorrow
night comes the gigantic climax
with an elaborate dance in the be-.
decked cavalry gymnasium to Tony
Pastor's band.
Some of the Charlottesville gro-
cery stores are capitalizing on the
advent of you-know-what by adver-
tising in huge chalk marks on their
store windows: "Fresh Mint" for the
traditional juleps. And more than
one jug was openly displayed in the
stands at the baseball game this
'Quartered in a dormitory wing of
the ig gym, the Michigan team
willingly or otherwise will listen
to Pastor's seat singing and John-
ny Morris' paradiddling until 3
a.m. Virginia's student newspaper,
The College Topics, heralded the
advent of Michigan's diamond crew
with a thinly-veiled admonition to
all cavalry students with lovely im-
ported Southern belles that the in-
vaders may be wolves in more than
one sense of the word. This is ab-
surd, of course. The Michigan
baseballers wouldn't impolitely cut
in on the Virginia gentlemen at
the dance-besides, it's formal.
MICHIGAN'S 1938 All-American
football guard, Ralph Heikkin-
nen, was out to greet the Wolverines
when they arrived from Maryland
this morning. Heik's a line coach
here at Virginia now.
Immediately after Paul White's
tremendous three run circuit clout
against Maryland -Thursday Joe
Cambria, the Washington Senator
baseball scout, popped his head in-
to Michigan's dugout. Coach Ray
Fisher spotted him and grinned:
"I know-you want to buy Wake-
field again."
Fisher has been getting excellent
slugging from the two Wolverines
he alternates in Wakefield's old right
field berth, sophomore White and
senior veteran Bill Cartmill. The
Whizzer clouted two terrific homers
today, making three in two days.
Whitey Fraumann and Bob Flora
former Michigan gridmen, were
beth at the Naval Academy com-
pleting their training for the Bur-
eau of Aeronautics Naval Cadet
Program. "They've been out of the
mile and a half Academy grounds
only once during their entire pre-
paratory program. Both will ob-
tain leave upon completion of their
course shortly and after a short
furlough will probably be assigned
to the University of Iowa center for
a possible football career under
Bernie Biermanm.
DON ROBINSON, Michigan's fine
sophomore shortstop, incurred
an ankle hurt sliding into third base
in the Maryland game. He was com-
ing into the bag standing up but
caught sight of the ball out of the
corner of his eye and decided to slide
at the last moment, with the result-
ant injury. Johnny Erpelding fin-
ished the game for Robby who turned
up lame this morning. He refrained
from action against Virginia.

There's only one fault to find with
this job. It's difficult to type with
a mint julep in one hand.
Major league

Fishman Gives But Four
His; White Stars At Bat

(Continued from Page 1)
the cinder paths more than 400 feet
from the plate. In the third inning
White not only startled Mr. Scafuro
with a repeat performance with one
on but treated him to a shower bath
to boot.
In that same third frame the Wol-
verines added a pair of runs on Don
Holman's single to center, an in-
field error on Wayne Christenson's
grounder and a two base error by the
Cavalier first baseman, which al-
lowed Don and Christenson to dent
the plate. That made the count 5-0
but Virginia quickly grabbed back
part of the lead with two unearned
runs in the last half of the third.
A walk, an error by Christenson on
a double play ball and a single by
centerfielder Dick Wiltshire shoved
two tallies across.
Michigan added four more in the
fifth after two were out. Capt. George
Harms and Fishman singled into
center, Davie Nelson strolled, and
Don Holman singled Dixie and Mick-
ey home, sending Whitey to third.
Christenson promptly whaled a high
pitch into deep left center for a
triple, upping the Michigan count to
Hank Latchum, second Cavalier
moundsman, then settled down and
faced only 13 Wolverines in the last
four frames, allowing but one lone
Meanwhile Fishman was proceed-
ing along steadily insofaras hits and
runs were concerned but he was just
wild enough to keep a Wolverine
hurler working in the bull pen at in-
tervals. In the fifth Fishman al-
lowed an infield single, then after two
were down lost control of his good
fast ball and curve long enough to
fill the sacks with a pair of walks,
but the third man was retired on an
infield popup.
The next inning Virginia grabbed


its third run when third baseman
Bim Patton lashed a liner into cen-
ter field which Nelson misjudged at
first, then slipped while chasing it.
The blow went for a homer. In the
seventh, Mickey issued another pass
to pitcher Latchum, the leadoff man,
but a double play eased the situa-
tion. The first man in the eighth
singled again, but Mickey retired the
next three in order, the ninth was a
duplication and Mickey pocketed
both the ball and ball game.

Golfers Open
Season Today
With Kentucky
Opponents Are Unknown
Quantity; Simonds, Fife,
Smith, Osler Will Pla.
Four Wolverine golfers square off
against the University of Kentucky
at Lexington today to officially open
their 1942 season.
In the absence of Capt. John Leidy,
who leaves this morning for Ohio
State, Ben Smith will lead the Var-
sity linksmen against a quartet of
Kentuckians who are out for blood.
Up to now the Kentucky coach has
practically ignored every request by'
Golf Mentor Ray Courtright for
a match, but this year "Corky" re-
ceived a letter from Lexington long
in advance of the season inviting
Michigan to play at any convenient
This eagerness to play the Maize
and Blue team indicates that the
gentlemen from the South think they
have an exceptionally good squad,
else they would not be so willing to
risk a contest with the Wolverines.I
Have State Amateur Champ
So far as any outsiders can de-
termine, Kentucky seems to be an
unknown quantity, for little infor-
mation can be gleaned other than the
fact that one of the members of
their squad is state amateur champ-
ion. The Blue Grass linksmen have
a distinct advantage in having been
able to practice outside long before
Coach Courtright's charges took to
the open fairways.
In addition, southern courses have,
as a rule, much slower greens be-
cause a different type of grass is
used than the creeping bent used in
the North. All this may or may not
have its effect on the final outcome.
Smith At Number One
Smith is again playing in the num-
ber one spot which he so capably
filled last year. Backing him up will
be two seniors--Dave Osler and Chan
Simonds-and junior Bob Fife. Osler
is playing his third year of varsity
competition. while Simonds is a new-
comer to the team. Last year as a
sophomore Bob Fife turned in some
exceptional scores and should give
a good account of himself against his
opponent today.
Leading a second group of golfers
to Columbus, O., Captain Leidy will;
.ioin "Corky" and the rest of the
squad Monday when the Wolverines
battle the Buckeyes in an eight man
match. Leidy, who left at 10 o'clock
this morning, is being accompanied
by Fred Brewer, Phil Marcellus, Bill
Stewart and Bill Ludolph.
Each one of these newcomers has
impoved steadily since practie be-
gan early in the semester, added to
the fact that they have been pushed
by four or rive other members of
the squad who have given them some
real competition.
Brewer captured the Trueblood
Trophy last fall in garnering all-
campus honors, whie Ludolph won
the closed junior tournament in Chi-
cago last summer.
Robjllsoll, 1,1sor Wil
Along the boxing fronts . . . Wel-
terweight champ Ray (Sugar) Rob-
inson scored his 30th professional
victory a Detroit last night, knock-
ing out lhlvey Dubs of Windsor,
Ont., in six rounds. Over at Cleve-
land heavyweight challenger Bob
Pastor took a ten-round decision
from Jimmy Bivins.

F or Last Season


Weirmen Seek Revenge

(Continued from Page 1)

ines were stunned into a 6-3 defeat,
Tom Gamon and "Jinx" Johnson
winning in singles and Gamon and
Howie Bacon teaming to get Michi-
gan's lone point in doubles.
Three men have been graduated
from that Notre Dame 'team-Jack
Joyce, 1941 captain and number two
singles player, John Walsh, number.
five man, and Norm Heckler, sixth
singles player, while captain-elect
Dan Canale, top singles player last
year, Olen Parks, third singles man,
and George Biittner, number four
racqueteer, are back.
Faught Boy's Champion
Supplementing them are Bobby
Faught, sophomore basketball star,
Bud Ford, Lyle Joyce, brother of last
year's captain, Fred Doutel and Nick
Pappas-the latter two holdovers
from the 1941 team. Faught, form-
erly number 10 in the nation in boys
tennis, was schoolboy champion of
With this assortment of talent on
hand, Coach Walt Langford hasn't
made up his mind whom he will start
in the number one singles spot, but
in all likelihood it will be Sanale ver-
sus Michigan's Co-Captain Lawton
Hammett. Last year, Canale took
Jim Tobin, Wolverine 1941 captain,
in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.
Jim Porter's opponent in the sec-
ond singles position will be either
Parks or Faught, with the burly jun-
ior likely to get the nod because of
his collegiate experience. In any
event, Co-Captain Wayne Stille, play-
ing in the third spot, will battle the
one who doesn't take on Porter.
Schaflander At Four Singles
Gerry Schaflander will again be in
the fourth singles slot and will at-
tempt to regain his form which was
lacking in the Spartan match last
Thursday. Biittner will probably be
his opponent.
Gamon and Johnson, Michigan's
fifth and sixth singles players, re-
Merm en Swim
In DAC Meet
Pattlen, Butron, Sharem et,
Gloria Callen, the sensational and
beautiful high-school swimmer who
holds over 30 women's records, will
share honors tonight with the na-
tion's greatest male natators in the
DAC Invitational Exhibition Meet.
The 18-year-old aquatic queen will
compete against foremost women
stars in both backstroke and free-
style events, while four members of
Michigan's crew will participate in
special races.
Jack Patten, winner of the Big Ten
and National Collegiate 220 yard
.championships, will face Bill Prew
and Allen Ford in the 100 yard free-
style. Prew recently tied Johnny
Weismuller's 15-year-old record of
51 seconds for the distance, and to-
night, swimming in his home pool
and pushed by Patten, he may crack
that standard.
In a featured 50 yard freestyle
event, Wolverines Dobby Burton and
Gus Sharemet will meet America's
top freestyler of the last decade, Otto
Jaretz, while freshman Harry Holi-
day will again battle the great Adolf
Kiefer in the backstroke. This time
Holiday and Kiefer will race over the
100 yard course, in contrast to their
last meeting of 150 yards when Kiefer
staved off Holiday's challenge by set-
ting a new world's record of 1:30.5.


spectively, will face either Ford, Joyce
or, Pappas in their singles matches.
Both Wolverine netters put in a good
afternoon's work last Thursday, with
Gamon playing 63 games of tennis
and "Jinx"'Johnson taking part in 67.
Weir will stick to Stille and Schaf-
lander as his number one doubles
team, while Langford will throw his
ace duo composed of Canale and
Parks into the fray. The Notre
Dame pair played together all last
year and are one of the outstanding
doubles combinations in the Mid-
Second Doubles Looks Good
Hammett and Porter will be op-
posed by Faught and Biittner in the
second doubles battle. The Michi-
gan pair looked quite impressive in
its three set victory against the Spar-
tans in the opening dual meet of
the season last Thursday, and this
match should be one of the best of
the afternoon's festivities.
Last night Langford was unde-
cided whom he would start in theJ
third doubles match against the
Wolverine duo of Gamon and John-
son, but indicated that lie would use
a combination of Ford, Joyce and
Both Michigan and Notre Damea
have played one match so far this
season and that was against Michi-
gan State. The Wolverines won 7-2,
while the fighting Irish captured
their engagement, 6-3. Both teams
have well-balanced outfits and net
fans will probably witness one of
the best exhibitions of collegiate ten-
nis seen in Ann Arbor for a long time.

s Defeat

Wings, Leafs
Rest For Final
Play Deciding Stanley Cup
Tilt At Toronto Today
TORONTO, April 17.-(IP)--Some-
thing new will be added to the hockey
history books if the Toronto Maple
Leafs gain the Stanley Cup at the
expense of the Detroit Red Wings to-
morrow night-never before has a
club won the world title after drop-
ping the first three games in the
And there's just a possibility that
the best-of-seven game fight won't
even be settled Saturday night. Can-
ada has blue laws which would halt
play at midnight and if the teams are
deadlocked at the deadline a speedy
solution to end one of the dizziest ice
seasons on record would have to be
Elated over their 3 to 0 victory in
Detroit Thursday night, their third
straight over the Wings after ab-
sorbing an equal number of pastings,
the Leafs' took things easy after ar-
riving home today. Most of the play-
ers merely tested their skates.
Gordie Drillon, Bucko McDonald
and Hank Goldup, regulars who were
benched after Toronto lost the first
three games, staged a brisk workout
among themselves on orders from
Coach Clarence (Happy) Day.
Asked if any of the benched play-
ers might be used in the playoff final,
Day remarked: "Could be, but I won't
know myself until tomorrow after-
The Wings did not work out be-
cause Coach Ebbie Goodfellow fig-
ured the rest would do his athletes
more good than would a rehearsal.
Baseball Does Part
To Help Services
NEW YORK, April 17.-(kP)---Base-
ball went to bat for the Army and
Navy today by setting aside one regu-
lar game in each major league park,
J and in every minor league possible,
for the Service Charities in addition
to arranging for a major league all-
star team to play an all-service
Commissioner Kenesaw M. Landis,
I after meeting with baseball leaders
and representatives of the Army and
Navy, announced that the winner of
the first all-star clash between play-
ers of the National and American
League at the Polo Grounds in New
York the night of July 6 would meet
a team picked from the Army, Navy
and Marines the following night in
Cleveland's Municipal Stadium.


+ Wiizze - R c fly Socks 'FM
Nelson, cf......,.,... 4 1 0 3 0 Fechter, rf. ........ .3 1 0 0 0
Holman, ]f. ......... 5 2 2 1 0 Wiltshire, cf........3 0 0 3 0
Christenson, ,b ..... 3 1 2 9 3 Gillette, c. ..... 3 0 1 1 0
Chamberlain, 3b .... 4 0 1 1 3 Patton, 31...... . .... 4 1 1 0 2
Erpelding, ss....,... 3 1 0 0 2 Merritt, ss. .........4 0 1 6 4
Stenberg, ss. ........ 1 0 1 2 0 Farquart, If.........4 0 0 2 0
White, rf............ 5 2 2 1 0 Walsh,2 ......... 4 0 0 3 5
Boor,lb -............ 5 0 2 7 0 Brown,11 ...... 4 0 1 12 01
Harms, c. ........... 5 1 1 3 2 Scafurop..........0 0 0 0 21
Fishman, p. ....... . . 4 1 1 0 1 Latch um, p. . . ..,.... . I 1 0 0 1
- xTyl-r-........xT 1 0 0 0 01
Totals ...,. ...... 39 9 12 27 11
MICHIGAN . .... 014 040 000-9 'Fot'iis....... .31 3 4 27 14
VIRGINIA .. ,..... 002 001 000-3 x Tyler bat ted for Latcullm in ninth.
Lack Of Weight Keeps Madar
From Becoming Great Gruider

Coach Fritz Crisler, the bespec-
tacled gent who directs the Wolver-
ine grid forces with fundamentals,
psychology and success, has a speed
merchant on his squad fo' whom he
.iust can't seem to find a spot,
Speaking Of Elmer Madar
The gridder, who is so fleet of foot,
is a junior answering to the name
of Elmer Madar. But poor Elmer,
not from the song of the same name,
discovers that all his speed goes for
naught when he tosses his mere 168
pound frame against the bruising
pigskin huskies of 200 pounds or bet-
ter, although the lads up to the
double century figure fall like bot-
tles at a brewers' picnic before his
vicious forays.
And so a problem of vast propor-
tions confronts the good Master Fritz.
Here he is with a guy who can make
his feet fly with astounding speed,
but who is too light to throw a bone-
crushing block on those big boys who
so often can wreck a play designed
for a quick touchdown.
Hampered By Injuries
As a freshman, Madar performed
at .the tail-back slot. As a sophomore,
Madar looked good at wingback, but
Old Man Injury victimized his arm
before lie ever gave the Stadium
customers a sampling of his ability.
Last year, with a bevy of wingbacks
on hand and only George Ceithaml
to handle the quarterback chores,
Crisler shifted him to the signal-

Ia fling post, and for awhile he did
a ni'e 5 i i1t , Ceithaml's understudy.
Before Ihe sison vas half over,
I 1OWCv',i Ma 1ria hd inired first one
knee ;d hen I he Ot hIr II' and thi I
ci)de(d Ihis (arecr of 1941.
Right noW in the spring drills,
Crisler is utilizing Madar's speed and
exceptional pass-catching ability at
the rigi t end position in the search
for a mnii to replace the departed
,oe Rogers 'h ctaci 1u mMichigan
roach admits that Elmer has a long
way to go before he will become a
good Conference lflankman, but he's
working with him and hoping. The
big trouble, of course, is Madar's
weight He still has difficulty when
he tries to rid a giant-sized tackle
out of the play, but he's improving
every day and gets the large lads
just as often as not.
Likes New Post
Madarhimself likes his new post,
He says it's a lot rougher than gai
loping in the backfield, but just as
much, if not more, fun.
Everybody knows that Madar has
always given everything he has when
on the gridiron, and now he may fin-
ally have found the place where he
can pcrform in regular fashion for
the Maize and Blue array. Still,
Cri sler would like some more pound-
age on h is new-found. end's muscu-
lar body, because a mite more weight
would make Elmer a mighty good
football player.



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Friday's Results
St. Louis 7, Detroit 6
Chicago 1, Cleveland 0
Philadelphia 5, Washington 4 (10
innings) t
New York 1, Boston 0
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