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Michigan Nine Opens

Two-Game Series At Indiana

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Illinois Meet
May Produce A BENCHCOMBEH
New Records
Three Marks Threatened L"'DyDi)HN "
In Dual Clash Saturday; B
Alkon Out With Fever -Daily Sports Editor

B oi To Start
In First Battle
With Hoosiers

Gridders Ease Up On Contact
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By ED ZALENSKI
Three records appeared in jeopardy
as Michigan's well-balanced cinder
squad prepared to wind up its heavy
training program today for the im-
portant dual meet Saturday after-
noon at Ferry Field with a potential-
ly powerful Illinois crew.
Eyes of Wolverine fans will be fo-
cused on the 440-yard dash in which
Bob Ufer, Michigan's ace trackman
and holder of the national quarter-
mile record, is expected to break the
mark of :48.4 seconds held jointly
by Ed Russell and Stan Birleson,
former Varsity stars.
Watch Matthews
The second record in danger of
falling is Clay Brelsford's 880 mark
of 1:54.6, set in 1937. Dave Matth-
ews, definitely at the peak of his
career, may steal the spotlight in his
half-mile duel with the colorful Illi-
nois star, Bob Rehberg. Matthews
clipped off a 1:53.2 at the Drake Re-
lays last weekend and has done well
in practice this week.
There is some possibility that the
record of 3:19.6 in the one-mile relay
may be crossed off the books. Varsity
Coach Ken Doherty will send Al
Thomas, George Pettersen, Johnny
Kautz and "Hose Nose" Ufer to the
firing line, probably in that order.
The suspense won't end with these
three events, however. Rehberg, en-
tered in the mile, may be hard pressed
by Wolverines John Ingersoll and
Will Ackerman, since he must run
the half-mile 40 minutes later.
Akon Is Il
Michigan'skstrength in the short
sprints was weakened by the an-
nouncement yesterday afternoon that
Lenny Alkon, sophomore dashman,
had been confined to Health Service
with glandular fever and would be
shelved for about two weeks. Capt.
Al Piel, handicapped by an injured
foot, Thomas and Chuck Donahey
will take care of the 100-yard dash,
while Ufer and Piel will run the 220.
Illini's Don Olsen, one of the ace
timber-toppers in the Big Ten, will
get plenty of fight from Frank Mc-
Carthy in the 120-yard high hurdles
and from Thomas and Chuck Pinney
in the 220-yard lows.
Nothing spectacular is expected to
happen in the field events in which
Michigan is picked to break about
even with Illinois. Big George Os-
troot, Wolverine discus and shot put
specialist, may score a double vic-
tory.
Dodgers Purchase
Rowe From Tigers
For Unknown Sum
DETROIT, April 30. - UP) - The
American League pitching career of
Lynwood (Schoolboy) Rowe - one
without parallel in the last decade
for sheer brilliance and contrasting
setbacks-came to an end today when
the Detroit Tigers sold the 30-year-
old right-hander to the Brooklyn
Dodgers.
Whle the purchase price was un-
disclosed, it was believed that Larry
MacPhail paid $15,000 to complete
the transaction that sent the tower-
ing' Arkansan into the National
League for the first time. He joinsI
the Dodgers tomorrow at Pittsburgh.
Rowe, who shares with Smoky Joe
Wood, Walter Johnson and Robert
(Lefty) Grove the league record of
16 consecutive victories, was starting
his tenth season with the Tigers and
ten day ago defeated the Chicago
White Sox for his lone 1942 victory.
Only once in his career did he have
a 20-victory season, but he compiled
a remarkable record of 105 victories
and 62 defeats.
All eligible freshmen interested
in trying out for the Michigan
Daily sports staff should see Bud
Hendel, sports editor, at the sports
desk Monday at 2 p.m.

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TUCKED AWAY in a corner of the spacious Yost Field House is the office
of the man who made Michigan a great athletic power'and who gave
his name to the tremendous Wolverine athletic plant. And as he sat in
that office observing his 71st birthday yesterday, Fielding H. Yost, the
same "Hurry-Up" Yost who spread the Maize and Blue fame from coast to
coast, let his mind go back to those days and years when his "Meecheegan"
was making its ascent to the top of the collegiate world of sport.
Surrounded by pictures of all his great and near-great teams, Yost, with
remarkable vividness, went from item to item, ornament to ornament, ex-
plaining all the while the significance of each article that decorated his
crowded quarters. There was the massive birthday cake from the Fort
Worth, Texas, Alumni Club, there were the large plaques and posters offer-
ing proud and humble tribute to the Grand Old Man, there was the saddle,
longhorn and 10-gallon hat presented to him by the Texas Longhorn Club,
and there were the hundreds of telegrams, letters and cards that had arrived
from all parts of the nation congratulating him on his birthday anniversary.
Mrs. Yost passed out cake and punch to those who filed in and out
of the room, and while she busied herself with that task, her renowned
husband fastened his eyes and attention upon one particular picture
which hung on the wall beside his desk.
IT WAS A REMARKABLE PHOTO of the late Davey Allerdice punting out
of danger in the Pennsylvania game of 1909. Just a year ago this spring
Allerdice, his wife, and two sons were burned to death in a fire that de-
stroyed their home, and only their two oldest sons, Dave, Jr., and John, re-
main to carry on the Allerdice name.
So yesterday afternoon, while celebrating his 71st birthday, Yost talked
about the late Davey Allerdice. While admirers paid tribute to him, he
paid tribute to one of his departed stars.,
Most particularly did Yost dwell upon Allerdice's last year at Michi-
gan. The final two games of that season were with Pennsylvania and
Minnesota, both tilts won by the Wolverines, 12-6 and 13-6, mainly be-
cause of the punting and passing of that same Davey Allerdice.
"HE PLAYED THOSE TWO GAMES with a busted hand," reflected Yost,
"and it was the first time in the history of football that a player was
ever used as a waste man. He coudn't carry the ball, and on every play he
would skirt the backfield in what has now become the man in motion maneu-
ver. That had never been used until Davey broke his hand.,"
"But how he could kick," mused the white-haired Wolverine dean. "He
didn't carry the ball once in those two games, but his punting won them
for us. I suppose he was the best kicker I ever saw."
Then Yost diverted his attention to some newcomers who had
entered the office, and as the gentlemen of the press filed out, the
Great Scalper's oft-quoted motto popped into mind-"It's the spirit you
do it in that makes it count." Fielding H. Yost is 71 years old, but he
still lives up to that ideal. He can look about him to Michigan's immense
facilities, great teams and high standards of sportsmanship and know
that his is a Job well done--and a job that will live as long as Michigap
itself.
DRIFTWOOD AND SPLINTERS: Joe Hunter, the Boston Redsox scout,
took in last Tuesday's baseball game with Michigan State . . . maybe
Joe and the rest of the scouts don't know it, but if they're after Paul White,
slugging Wolverine outfielder, they might be more than casually interested
in learning that Uncle Sam has first call on the River Rouge boy's services
. . . White has signed up with the Marine Reserves and will go into train-
ing as soon as he graduates, which is two years distant . . . if he leaves
school now, however, he won't play ball for any Major League team but will
immediately become a leatherneck . second baseman Wayne Christenson
is in the same program as White.
The illness of Lenny Alkon, sprinter on the track team, will make
tomorrow's meet with Illinois even closer than previously thought ...
Alkon was being counted on for first place in the 220 but glandular
fever will keep him away from the cinders for over a week . . . with
Alkon out, the Illini can pick up some unexpected points and may con-
ceivably win what all along has been publicized as a tight battle .
MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS
AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pet. GB W L Pet. JB
Cleveland ........12 3 .800 - Brooklyn ...... ...14 3 .824 -
New York ........ 10 5 .667 2 Pittsburgh,. .......9 6 .600 4
Detroit ..........11 7 .611 2% Boston ............9 8 .529 5
Boston ............9 6 .600 3 New York ....... ..8 8 .500 5%
Washington .......8 9 .471 5 St. Louis ..........7 7 .500 5%
St. Louis .. . .......7 11 .389 6% Chicago ..........7 9 .438 6%
Philadelphia 5 12 .294 8 Cincinnati........5 10 .333 8
Chicago ..........3 12 .200 9 Philadelphia ..... 4 12 ..250 9%
Thursday's Results Thursday's Results
Boston 8, Detroit 3 Brooklyn 11, Cincinnati 8
New York 3, St. Louis 0 Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 3
Cleveland 6, Philadelphia 1 Boston 3, Chicago 2
Washington 1, Chicago 0 St. Louis 7, New York 3

(Continued from Page 1)
Don Boor, sophomore first baseman,
would not be able to make the trip.
Boor, who twisted his right knee in
the Notre Dame game, is still con-
fined to theBHealth Service in Ann
Arbor. Art Bergensen will take over
at the first sack, but the loss of Boor
definitely hit' h~ e i d rirrid l th

By KEV JONES
Spring football practice yesterday
saw the Wolverine gridders take it
easy as far as actual contact work
was concerned. But don't worry,
after the boys had shed their pads
the backs and ends went through a
high speed drill on pass plays, while
the big lads who do the ground work
took a short lesson in line play from
Coach Biggie Munn.
As usual, practiceconcluded with a
half hour session in which the first
string Blues" took the offensive
against the "Reds," but no contact
was the word for the day, so dummy
scrimmage on passes took up the final
period.

111LS esaciyneKeefe Works Hards
better hitter and fielder of the two. Pat Keefe gets the medal for the
Capt. George Harms' right hand, hardest worker of yesterday's drill;
which was spiked in the Michigan he was the only passer on the field,
Normal game, has improved rapidly so while the other gridmen were al-
and he will be ready to lead his ternating positions, taking it what
mates against the local nine. Harms, some people might call easy, Pat was
though bothered by his hand in the tossing. them on every play. How-
last two games, has looked good. ever, any job has its compensation,
Michigan's baseball squad has set and the Chicago flash had his in
something of a record in college the fact that he did no running in
baseball over the last three years. the sweltering heat.
The Wolverines have played 43 con- On the receiving end of Pat's passes
secutive games which have appeared were a variety of ends and backs,
on their schedule without being most flashy of whom was Elmer
rained out once. The last game to Madar. This Detroit boy really tray-
be postponed was in 1940. els out there, all Keefe has to do is
Michigan 1ndia% put the ball in the air somewhere
Nelson, cf Pavis, cf in front of Elmer, and he finds a
Holman, if Shumaker, rf way to get under it.
Robinson, ss Brunner, 2b Smeja Also Catches Them
Chamberlain, 3b White, if Rudy Smeja is another lad who
Christenson, 2b Wellman, c found it easy to hold on to the pig-
White, rf Wahl, 3b skin yesterday. Rudy doesn't move
Bergensen. lb Hoffman, lb quite as fast as Madar, but what he
Harms, c Kilby, ss lacks in speed hetmakestup in size,
Boim, p Logan, p o he is easy to throw to and hard
to cover.
Another end who looked good in
McCoy Enthused yesetrday's workout is Cliff Myll.
Mc oy Cliff didn't go out for the grid sport
Over Best Frosh last fall.
Wingbacks Bill Keenan, Warren
lin In His Time' Yaap and Russ Reader were also on
the list of receivers. Keenan does a
Ernie McCoy, freshman baseball nice job at snagging them, even
mentor, has smiles for even bill col-
lectors this spring. It seems that the INetter Gird
latest set of cub baseballers is quite
a capable crew. -

though he is handicapped by an in-
jured shoulder.
Yaap is a speed merchant, who gets
plenty of distance between the line
of scrimmage and himself by the time
the ball gets to him. Also a fast man,
Reader is still taking it easy under
the influence of a couple of pulled
tendons.
SIDELINE SIDELINES: Al Wistert
can be seen almost every day some-
where around the sports plant. Whit-
ey still has a cast on his arm, the
result of a break suffered in the
Northwestern game last fall. The
Ox went through the rest of the sea-
son and the whole wrestling season
before it bothered him enough to have
it looked at.
. . . Then, by that time he could
hardly use his hand, it was operated
on and spliced with a little piece of
bone stolen from above the break.
. . . Wistert claims he's in the
best condition of his life . . . says
he now weighs 205, played last fall
at 217 . . . hopes to be ready for
final spring game Saturday, May 9.
.. . Bob Wiese, promising fresh-
man fullback, has a chance to throw
the ball these days . . . he now
works in a series of plays in which
the fullback passes.
...Johnny Green, quarterback
now converted to tackle, is jogging
around the field during practice . . .
Johnny can't get in scrimmage be-
cause he hasn't recovered from a
pulled tendon yet.
. . . Cecil Bovee, freshman end,
watched practice yesterday with his
arm in a sling . . . Cece dislocated
his shoulder blocking downfield Wed-
nesday . . . will probably not see
action before the end of spring prac-
tice.

Golfer Leave
For Two Big
Ten Matches
Coach Ray Courtright and five var-
sity golfers left at six o'clock this
morning for points west where they
will engage Purdue and Indiana in
the last away-from-home tilts of the
current campaign.
Playing the Boilermakers tomorrow
and the Hoosiers Monday in 'the
second and third Conference matches
of the year, the Wolverines will be
gunning for their second triumph
against two defeats. Players making
the trip are Ben Smith, Chan Si-
monds, Captain John Leidy, Bill
Stewart and Bill Courtright. In all
probability they will lineuzp in that
same order except that Stewart and
Courtright might possibly switch, de-
pending upon how each one shoots
in his practice round on the respec-
tive courses.
Sorely missed on the trip will be
lettermen Bob Fife and Dave Osler
who are staying in Ann Arbor to keep
up with their studies. Both men
played exceptionally good golf
against Michigan State last Satur-
day. One should not, however, har-
bor the idea that capable replace-
ments are not on hand.
Although lacking the experience of
Fife and Osler, Stewart and Court-
right have consistently been shooting
in the seventies this week and should
give a good account of themselves.
Encouraging to Coach Courtright
is the top-notch performances turned
in by Captain Leidy. In the last 27
holes "Big John" has carded a bril-
liant three under par. Yesterday he
scored a 35 on the front nine at the
University course while Tuesday he
had a 70 for eighteen holes.

Intramural Sport Shots

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By JACK FLAGLER

U F. *

From a squad that has been gradu-
ally pruned to 28 stalwarts over a
four-weeks' period, McCoy is already
predicting big things. In fact, he
willingly admits that this freshman
team is the best-balanced of his three
year regime here.,
The yearling coach refuses, how-
ever, to pick out a star, preferring to
q ttribute the impressive showings of
his players to a feeling of all-around
good teamwork.
About the only problem that con-
fronts McCoy is in the pitching de-
partment and there the problem is
not to find hurlers but instead to
decide which of his six equally-
matched flingers to start on the
mound each afternoon in intra-squad
games. McCoy rates his mound aces
,.s the best he has seen at Michigan,
with the single exception of "Pro"
Boim, present Varsity hurler, in his
freshman year.
Indians Win Eleventh
PHILADELPHIA, April 30.-UP)-
Behind tight pitching of Verne Ken-
nedy, the rampaging Cleveland In-
dians made it 11 straight victories
today, defeating the Philadelphia
Athletics, 6-1, in the close of their
three-game series here.

Weirmen Meet Maroons
Here Tomorrow
Back from their match with Michi-
gan State the varsity netmen will get
little rest as they face Chicago to-
morrow in what should shape up as
their biggest match of the season.
The Maroons tied with Northwest-
ern for runner-up position in the
Big Ten meet last year. While the
Maroon lineup will not be known un-
til tomorrow, the team's star, Cal
Sawyier, will almost certainly start
at the one slot. This will be the
team's first home Big Ten meet.
Turning to yesterday's match, an
answer to the question of why Michi-
gan won so easily is not very hard to
find. The Wolverines played good
tennis straight down the line to
match the best the Spartans could
offer.
The score might have been closer,
however, had not the Spartans suf-
fered a big blow a couple of weeks
ago. Jim Kline, who was slated to
play in the three slot for the Spar-
tans, became ineligible and dropped
out of school. This necessitated a
shakeup. The number six man, Herb
Hoover, moved up to the four bracket
and Earl May took over the three
spot.

The only loop which seems to be
proceeding with any regularity in the
Intramural League is the fraternity
bracket. So far allfirst round win-
ners in the Greek division have been
decided and two games of the playoff
tourney have already been completed.
The powerful Sigma Phi Epsilon out-
fit advanced to the semifinals with
an 18-8 victory over Phi Kappa
Sigma Wednesday. The Sig Eps were
paced by Big Bob Bartlow who gar-
nered three extra base hits in three
trips to the plate.
Add unusualities of the current
diamond season. . . The Rams of the
Independent league laid claim to
Soundest-Drubbing-of-the-Year title
by defeating Newman Club last Mon-
day, 21-0. Gridder Bob Kolesar al-
Alsab Is Derby Choice
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 30.-VP)-
The final future book odds tonight
for Saturday's Kentucky Derby still
had Alsab-beaten seven times in a
row this season-the betting choice,
adding another dizzy doing to the
collection that makes this the "daffy"
derby of all times.

lowed only one bare single to the
Newmanites. Incidentally, this Rams
outfit is composed of a number of
other varsity athletes including Bob
Ingalls, Mel Comin, Morrie Bikoff,
Jack Kuzmiak, to mention a few
Pi Lambda Phi took just one inning
to defeat Phi Sigma Delta last week,
5-0. Only one Pi Lam was put out,
and that (page irony) was a strike-
out. . . Keeping up the slugfest par-
ade, Lloyd House thumped Adams to
the tune of 21-0 last week to serve
notice as a potential title challenger
Zeta Beta Tau's tennis team is
rolling unimpeded so far to its third
consecutive title. The Washtenaw
Ave. boys have taken two straight
already with very little effort ... Put-
ting an out-season note in the pry-
ceedings, Sumner Myers of the math
department took the annual faculty
squash tourney crown last week by
defeating Martin Niehuss of the law
faculty, 3-0.
ATTENTION, GOLFERS!
The annual All-Campus Golf
Tourney will be held tomorrow.
Matches will be run off continu-
ously from 7:30 a.m. till 5 p.m.,
regardless of weather conditions.
Earl Riskey, I-M Director

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