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6-4; Four






Trackmen Face Illinois;
Netters Oppose Maroons
Dual Opener With Indians Is Lone Home Cinder Meet;
WeirmenExpect Chicago To Be Toughest Foe

(Continued from Page 1)
favored to nose out the invading In-
dians for their twelfth straight vic-
tory in a meet that looms as one of
the most colorful dual engagements
staged here in many years.
Michigan's hopes for victory were
dimmed, however, by the loss of Len-
ny Alkon, husky sprinter; and lean-
legged Buel Morley, a member of
Coach Ken Doherty's crack mile-re-
lay team, Alkon is in Health Service
with glandular fever and is sidelined
for two weeks. Morley suffered a
spiked calf at the Drake Relays and
won't run. Added to this is the re-
currence of a foot injury to Captain
Al Piel, Wolverine dashman. Piel is
slated to compete, however.
Illinois is conceded an early lead
as flashy Bob Rehberg, ace running
star of the Orange and Blue, is
heavily favored in the opening event,
the mile run. Rehberg and teammate
Bob Seib will be pitted against Wol-
verines Will Ackerman, John Inger-
soll and Willis Glas.
UfertMay Surprise k {
However, the 440-yard mark of
:48.4, held jointly by Ed Russell and
Stan Birleson, both former Michigan
men, is almost certain to fall as be-
spectacled Bob Ufer lines up against
Bob Kelley. Ufer, holder of the na-
tional indoor record, ran a :47.5
quarter in the sprint medley at Drake
last weekend, There is a chance that
Johnny Kautz may also pass Kelley.
Illinois is conceded some chance in
the sprints as Don Olsen, Maurie
Gould or Bill Lewis should place in
the 100-yard dash, although Captain
Piel, Al Thomas and Chuck Donahey
present a powerful front.
The 220 appears to be sewed up for
the Maize and-Blue as Coach Doherty
has entered Ufer to compensate for
the loss of Alkon. Ufer should make
this race his second first place of
the afternoon.
The Wolverines may lose both first
and second place in the two-mile as
Don Gladding and Clarence Dunn are
both recognized in Big Ten compe-
tition. The Maize and Blue's best
are Ernie Leonardi and John Mc-
Olsen Tops Hurdlers
Olsen will move from the 100 to
the 120-yard high hurdles and has
the inside track against Wolverines
Frank McCarthy, Bud Byerly and
Joe Lahey. He's due to come back
in the 220-yard lows, but here vic-
tory is not so certain as both Michi-
gan entries, Thomas and Ciuck Pin-
ney, have looked good in practice
Perhaps the program high spot will
be in the 880-yard run when the
smooth-striding Dave Mathews and
his sophomore mate, John Roxbor-
ough, battles Illinois' best bet, Kelley.
Matthews may top Clay Brelsford's
record of 1:54.6, a mark he bettered
twice at Drake.
Michigan's relay quartet of Thom-
as, George Petersen. Kautz and Ufer
is rated over the Illinois entry and
there is some chance for a better
time than the 3196 mark set by the
Wolverines in 198.
In the field, nothing spectacular is
expected with the possible exception
of a double for Michigan in George
Ostroot, shot put and discus entry,
Bob Segula in the pole vault and
McCarthy in the high jump and
broad jump should add points to the
Michigan score.

(Continued from Page 1)

the Wolverines thus far this season.
has been able to boast. With the
same team as last year, the Maroon
will have strength in practically ev-
ery position with a couple of special
sticks of dynamite in the top brack-
Chief of the Chicago stars playing
this afternoon is a face known and
feared throughout the Conference,
namely, Cal Sawyier. A senior, Saw-
yier is the Maroon leader and has
an outstanding record in Big Ten
competition. Two years ago he won
the three championships at the Big
Ten meet. Last yearhe defeated the
Wolverine captain, Jim Tobin, and
was only excelled by Northwestern's
great Seymour Greenberg and Wis-
censin's ace, Sherwood Gorenstein.
This year he has lost only to Green-
Inasmuch as Varsity Co-Capt.
Lawton Hammett has played the
best tennis of his life this spring
and beaten Gorenstein; their match

Hoosiers Deal
Varsity Initial
Big Ten Defeat
Error By Car iill Helpo
Indiana In Big Inning
Rally; Robinisoin Shines
(Contiued from Page J)
mound. Boim allowed five runs and
seven hits in the five complete inn-
ings he was tossing. It was his second
defeat of the season. Altogether In-
diana collected 10 safeties which was
matched by Michigan.{
Don Robinson paced the Wolver-
ines at bat today as he garnered four
hits in five trips to the plate and
knocked in three runs. Two of these
were bunts which he beat out.
Michigan scored in only one inning
in the fray as they pushed across four
in the fourth after two were out.
Michigan's runs were also gifts. Af-
ter Paul White and Cartmill had
gone out, Capt. George Harms started
it by drawing a pass. Boim, next up,
was then safe when Roy Kilby, Hoos-
ier shortstop, dropped his pop fly in
short left field and Harms went to
Davey Nelson drove Harms in for
the first run when he hit a sharp
single into left field. Boim stopped
at second. Don Holman promptly
singled to left to jam the sacks. With
the crowd yelling for pitcher Johnnie
Logan to get Don Robinson out,
"Robby" crossed them up and lined
a long triple in left field far over
the fielder's head. All three runners
came across and the Michigan team
thought the parade was on, but Bud
Chamberlain ended it by grounding
Hoosiers Come Back
In the fifth frame Coach Paul Har-
rel's team came right back and tied
it up. The first two batters, Kermit
Wahl and Bill Cronin, reached base
on singles. Boim settled down and
retired the next two men to face
him, but he walked the lead-off bat-
ter, Bob Pavis. Then came the error
that hurt. Capt. Charles Shumaker
hit the second pitch at Cartmill and
it hopped off his shoes, bounding over
into right field. Before the ball could
be thrown back three runs had scored
and Shumaker had gone to second.
Everett Hoffman lined a fast ball
just over Wayne Christenson's glove
into center field to score the Hoosier
captain. Pro' then struck out the
next man.
The two teams meet again tomor-
row with Mickey Fishman slated to
hurl for Michigan.

I Daily Sports Editor
* Derby Day Talk From Up North

Michigan Linksmen Seek 17th
Win Over Boilermakers Today

ONE END of this bench is about to
fall down with a loud thump.
The BencIcomber, at risk of life and
limb, is making ready to predict the
winner of today's turf classic, the
68th Kentucky Derby.
Advance publicity has it that 17
frisky oat-burners will march to the
post this afternoon, while ice cubes
jingle to the musical strains of "My
Old Kentucky Home" and nearly
100,000 excited spectators shake
Louisville's historic Churchill Downs
with a booming ovation and too many
tall, cool ones. The only thing
wrong with the setting is that in this,
the dizziest, daffiest, most unpre-
dictable Derby of all time, the band
should strike up "Deep in the Heart
of Texas" instead of the time-hon-
ored Stephen Foster tune.
Three of the favorites, if any
horse can be called a favorite to-
day, are Texas-owned, and all
three have so impressed the men
who are supposed to know when a
horse can run or should be hitched
to a milk wagon, that no one of
them can be counted out of the
running. The three Lone Star en-
tries are Hollywood and Valdina
Orphan, from Emerson F. Wood-
ward's Valdina Farm, and Request-
ed, Ben Wihtaker's bargain buy.
Each of these, Hollywood, Valdina
Orphan and Requested, has captured
at least one important race the three-
year olds run prior to the big Louis-
ville blowout. Requested, in fact, has
raced home ahead of the pack on two
occasions - the Wood Memorial
Stakes and the Flamingo Stakes.
Hollywood scampered home the win-
ner at Keeneland a week ago, while
Valdina Orphan had the wreath
placed around its neck in Tuesday's
Derby Trial at Churchill.
'HE TRACK sensation of last year
Alsab has proved a complete
bust in seven starts this season and
every indication points to the fact
that owner Al Sabath ran the game
little colt out in 1941. Sabath bought
Alsab for $700, an investment that
netted him over $100,000 last year.
Devil Diver and Shut Out, the
twin entry from Mrs. Payne Whit-
ney's Greentree Stable, are being
heavily backed in the Bluegrass
land. Most of the experts, consid-
ering the fact that Eddie Arcaro
will he up oneDevil Diver, are pick-
ing the Diver to finish a flying
first. And they may be right.
UT The Benehcomber likes the
nags from Texas. Most particu-
larly, he likes Hollywood. In the
Derby Trial on Tuesday the Irish
bred Hollywood was held back by
Jockey George Woolf all the way and
still finished an easy fourth, behind
a tiring Valdina Orphan, a wilting
Sun Again, and a faltering Alsab.
Hollywood has the stamina to go the
mile-and-a-quarter course today, and
if the track should be wet, he should
leave the others wallowing far be-
AND F" it in't Hollywood who cops
' the $65,000 purse this afternoon,
afternoon, The Benchcomber goes
further out on his now precarious
perch and proclaims Requested as
le nag to reseive an extra-rich por-
tion of hay ere nightfall. Requested
left little to be desired in the Wood
Memorial and Flamingo Stakes, and
the betting gentry have bracketed
the Whitaker horse with the Green-
tree entry of Devil Diver and Shut
Out in the low odd position at 3-1.
Reports have it that the Diver
doesn't have the driving stretch
run so necessary in the long mile
and a quarter run, while Requested
is renowned as a strong finisher.

Hollywood, too, is a colt that can
run fast and far before the pace
begins to tell. The only other re-
ported stretch driver in the bunch
is Shut Out, and with Wayne
Wright holding the reins and with
Shut Out going to the post in the
number three gate, he may get the
opportunity to turn on his home-
stretch burst.
But it still looks like Hollywood
from this corner of the bench. Wood-
ward paid $12,000 for the Irish bred
colt, and his entry of Hollywood and
Valdina Oruhan, at 5-1, will give the
Greentree boosters a run for their
money before it's all over.
While the horses race aroundE
Churchill Downs, Michigan's track
team will battle Illinois in its only
home meet of the season this after-
noon . . . Ken Doherty's Wolverinel
thinclads expect this to be as tough
as next week's tussle with the indoor
Conference champ, Ohio State, and
a close win for either of today's con-
testants won't surprise anybody.
Dr. George May, the kindly gent
who has directed physical educa-
tion and started track meets at
Michigan since 1902 was recently
honored by the Big Ten when he
was asked to be the official referee
at the outdoor Conference track
meet at Northwestern May 16 ...
Doc will retire on his 70th birthday
this month, and the honor was giv-
en him in recognition of his valu-
able services to the Big Ten and
Michigan over the past 40 years.


By BUD UOWW I look very promising. If Joh n can
When the Wolverine linksmen bat- play the brilliant golf that he has
e Purdue at West Lafayette, Ind., this last week, Coach Ray Courtright
day, 'they will be seeking their- 17th need have no fears as to who ;ill be
the winner of this match. JiA~n un-
ctory over the Boilermakers. . In doubtedly will play Dahl or Schutt,
ie history of the matches between whichever of the two who dos not
le two schools, Michigan has won play Simonds.
6, one ended in a tie, while the In the last two positions, BillStew-
old and Black has managed to eke art and Bill Courtright will carry
ut only one win, back in 1926, over the hopes of the Varsity.: Coach
Vi Varsity. Courtright may switch Stewart and
Last yarwCourtright around, depending on
Last year when urdaues h a teamhow each man plays in his practice
ionship, the Maizeand Blue golfers round and in the 'morning matches.
on handily by a score of 19-8., This Fred Kroft and Douglas Mcaniel
ear each squad has won one con- will probably play in the iast two
st. Michigan has lost two close positions for the Gold and Black.
atches to Kentucky and Ohio State,
hile scoring over Michigan State
st Saturday; Purdue lost its first
ree tilts to Northwestern, Notre
ame and Ohio State-all top-notch Running T od y
ams in the Midwest-while their
ne win came at the expense of the /
niversity of Detroit. Field Of 17 Starter&.WilI
On the basis of the performances Go To Post In Classic
the two squads .so far this season,

Michigan must be ruled the favorite
to rack up its first Conference vic-
tory, despite the fact thatnthe Maize
and Blue linksmen will be without
the services of veterans Bob Fife and
Dave Oser.
Starting in his usual position at
the number one spot will be Ben
Smith. Ben has been playing con-
sistently good golf lately and it will
be no surprise if he comes through
with a sub-par round today. Oppos-
ing him will be Wade Knipp, Boiler-
maker ace who was winner in the
state championships last year.
Chan Simonds will tee off second
for the Varsity and will probably
face either George Dahl or Roger
Schutt. Simonds showed up extreme-
ly well on the Southern trip but had
a little bad luck last week against
the Spartans.
It is in the third position, played
by Captain John Leidy, that things

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 1.-.()-
The last piece in the jig-saw,..puzzle
that passes as the 68th Kentucky
Derby will be fitted into place to-
morrow, and 17 three-year-old thor-
oughbreds will try for the $65,225 that
goes to the one who can do it.
Through the entry box today, 16
colts and one gelding, headed by
little Requested from deep in the
heart of Texas and Devil Diver,
the "Big Hoss from the East, ac-
cepted the challenge to do the job
in this widest open Derby in history.
Three are still on the "uncertain
starter" list. However, the best in-
formation tonight was that in spite
of scratches, at least 15 and maybe
all would be in that traditional parade
along about 5:30 p.m. (central war
time) when the hush falls over the
assembled thousands and "My Old
Kentucky Home" drifts softly out over
nicturesque Churchill Downs.

...in number two spot
at the one slot will be the feature
attraction of the meet and should
display some of the best tennis to
be seen on the home courts this
Porter Faces Kemetick
Almost as outstanding will be the
number two match between Jim Por-
ter and Walt Kemetick. Kemetick
won the number two title at the Con-
ference meet last year and this year
boasts the outstanding feat of hav-
ing extended Northwestern's Bobby
Jake. generally conceded about the
best two man in the Conference, to
three sets before losing in a close
Co-Capt. Wayne Stille is slated to
meet Bill Self in the three bracket.
Self though he didn't place high in
the Conference last year is well
above average a; a player and won't
give in to fthe Duke without a stiff
The four bracket will pit Gerry
Schaflander and Bud Lifton in aj
match which is hard to predict. Lif-
Ion is the same fellow who lost a
lhard three set match to Stille in the
first round of the Big Tens last year.
It will probably be Tom Gamon
against Bob Martin in the five spot
and Gamon will be favored on the
basis of his better record. Tom
played some of his best tennis at
the State match and seems to have
hit his stride.
Johnson Undefeated
Jinx Johnson, undefeated this year,
laces Ralph Johanson in the final
fairing and those who have seen
Jinx play have no doubts as to thek
In the doubles Coach Weir will
string along with the same pairings
as in the State meet except for the
final bracket. Hammett-Stille will
start at one while Porter-Gamon, who
did an efficient .job at State, will
play in the two spot. The third
doubles will see yet another combina-
tion in Weir's attempts to find the
ideal pairings with Schaflander and
Johnson matched together.

Speakimg Of Breaks

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Holman, ef
Robinson, ss.. . .
Chamberlain, Tb.
Christenson. 2b..
White, rf.....
Cartmill. lb..
Bergensen, 1 b)
Harms, C,
Boim, p. .
Cain, p.
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Savage, p "
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Shumaker, f 5
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Major L eague Scores


Friday's Results
Detroit 7, New York 2
St. Louis 10, Boston 6
Chicago 5, Philadelphia 2
Cleveland 13, Washington 6
* * *
Friday's Results
Cincinnati 6, Philadelphia 5
Pittsburgh 7, Brooklyn 6s
Chicago 13, New York 9
St. Louis 8, Boston 7 (10 in,)
Today's match with Chicago will
be played on the new H~ar-Tru
Courts at Ferry Field at 3 p.m.
Identification cards will be neces-
sary for admission.


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