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May 15, 1942 - Image 12

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FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1042

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Big Ten Linksmen

To Play Here

Hopes Of Aatmen Depend On Draft

Rate Buckeyes
Over Michigan
(Continuedtfron Page 1)
glandular fever, while Buel is recov-
ering from a spike wound suffered in
the Drake relays early this month.
The greatest setback to the Maize
and Blue cinder squad was the sea-
son-long injury of Captain Bud Piel.
Bud pulled a tendon a year ago and
recently the injury reacted to greatly
handicap the speedy Wolverine cap-
tain. ie ran in every meet this sea-
son, despite the injury, but the con-
tinual exercise just made the sore-
ness worse.
Even as Coach Ken Doherty primes
the squad for the Western Confer-
ence meet the problem still confronts
him of whether Bud will be able to
run or not. There is a possibility that
he may be entered in the 220 yard
Preliminaries will begin at 3 p.m.
this afternoon in the sprints, quarter
mile, half mile, hurdles, shot put,
discus, and the broad jump.

Ohio State Favored, Michigan
Given Slih t Chance This Week

On Monday and Tuesday of this
week the Michigan golf team will
play host to nine -other schools when
the twenty-third annual Western
Conference links tourney gets under
way, but this year Ohio State will be
the favorite, that is if any one school
can be considered to be rated over
the rest of the field.
Four teams will be in the thick of
the fight when the first rounds start
this Monday on the University course,
with a possible fifth team also given
a chance. Ohio State has yet to lose
a Big Ten match and on that basis
must be given a slight edge to take
the team crown.
Michigan, Northwestern, and Illi-
nois must not be counted out, how-
ever, and neither should Minnesota.
Illinois has finished on top the last
two years, and even, though Alex
Welsh and Dick Wolfley, who took
medalist and runner-up honors in the
meet last year have graduated, the
Illini still have a team that will bear
The Wolverines and the Wildcats

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played an extremely close contest just
last week when the Maize and Blue
linksmen eked out a 14 to 10 .victory.
Each team has a potential Confer-
ence winner, and either might easily
down the Buckeyes. The Purple squad
has lost only to Michigan, while the
Varsity in turn has lost only to- the
Minnesota's chances are slim, but
nevertheless they tied Illinois' Con-
ference champs 12 all, the only blem-
ish on the Orange and Blue squad's
record. The Gophers have lost. two
matches while winning four so far
this year.
On the surface the Maize and Blue
Big Ten record is not very impressive,
but the Varsity has had its good and
its bad days, and if they happen to
be on in the Conference meet, don't
be too surprised if they come out on
Varsity Loses First Match
After only a little over a week's
practice outside during that cold
spell, the Maize and Blue linksmen
journeyed south to meet the Uni-
versity of Kentucky in the season
opener. The Blue Grass golfers gave
evidence of their longer practice pe-
riod by emerging victorious by a score
of 11/ to 6 .
On the way home to Ann Arbor
the Varsity engaged the Scarlet and
Gray aggregation from Columbus for
the first in a home-at-home series.
Coach Ray Courtright's lads lost, for
the first time since 1931, 20V2-15'.
Taking the next three matches-
two of them Conference tilts from
Purdue and Indiana-Ben Smith and
company prepared for their big week-
end last Saturday and Monday, and
emerged with an even split, winning
from the Wildcats and dropping a
decision to Ohio State, 24-12.
Smith Rated On Top
As far as the individual crown goes,
this also seems to be a tossup with
each school presenting its favorites.
Of course our own Ben Smith has as
good a chance as any, despite the
fact that he probably will be playing
with his shoulder still taped. Johnny
Holmstrom, who tied Smith for third
place in the meet last year, is being
counted on to give a good showing
of himself, and might even lead the
Illini to their third championship in
as many years.
'T'hen too, there is Banging Billy
Gilbert from Ohio State who was the
individual champ two years ago. Dick
Haskell, captain of the Northwestern
outfit last season, is the fourth con-
tender for the crown, as exemplified
by his showing here last week when
he carded a one over par 73.

Let "Us Be
Your Headquarters
Photographic Needs

Michigan Has
Chance To Cop
Tennis Crown
hlammeRt Seeded Second;
Stille, Johnson, Gamon
Expected To Do Well
Michigan's mighty netmen enter
the Conference meet this weekend
strong favorites to repeat their title
winning stunt of last year.
Several unexpected things have
happened to bolster the Wolverines'
hopes. The first is the seeding of
Lawton Hammett in the number one
singles. Hammett was supposed to
have taken third place, not good
enough to be seeded, but because
Seymour Greenberg has not played
enough matches this season, Ham-
mett squeezed into the second seed-
ing. While the most optimistic don't
give Hammett a chance to overcome
Greenberg for the title, he should
add valuable points to the Michigan
Other things which make the out-
look for the Varsity bright are the
seedings of Wayne Stille, Gerry Scha-
flander, Jinx Johnson, and possibly
Tom Gamon. Any of these four could
conceivably win the title in his brac-
ket barring an upset.
However, Big Ten tennis has in
past 'years seen many upsets and it
is a rare occasion when one can
predict accurately how a team will
Take Wayne tille for example.
Stille has consistently faced tough
opponents and will have to overcome
Northwestern's Harry Hall in order
to win the three title. Or Schafland-
er and Gamon. After slow starts both
Schaflander and Gamon have been
playing consistently good tennis but
there are at least three other teams
in the Conference who have men
who could possibly upset the Weir-
If any one team is to be feared it
is Northwestern. The Wildcats have
in Capt. Seymour Greenberg and
Bobby Jake a one-two punch with
dynamite in it. In fact, these two
are just about dead cinches to finish
first Sn their brackets. Add to this
a probable first in the number one
doubles of Greenberg-Jake and a.
possible winner in Harry Hall, the
number three man and you have a
hard team to beat. Even if the Wild-
cats do not get this maximum they
can expect in any event to get 10-12
points. Considering that the Wol-
verines winning score last year was
only 14 points it is evident that they
are going to have to fight hard to
come back to Ann Arbor winners.
Some of these points may come
from an unexpected source. Coach
Weir's doubles combinations this
year, notably the two and three duos,
have of late shown very promising
play. At two Weir seems to have
found a winner in Porter-Gamon
while at the three slot Schaflander
have shown some of the most spirited
play on the Ferry Field Courts this
year. Keep your eyes on these com-
After taking everything into con-
sideration, our vote still goes to Mich-
Jine Elngrares
Ieits I aSeries1

The departure of the Wolverine
wrestling coach, Cliff Keen, after 17
years service as thermentor of Michi-
gan wrestling teams, leaves the Ath-
letic Department with an as yet un-
solved problem. In a recent inter-
view, Athletic Director Fritz Crisler
said, "Nothing definite has yet been
done to fill the vacancy, but you may
rest assured that we will find a cap-
able man to take the place of Coach
Keen, while he is serving in the
In spite of the departure of their
coach at the end of the season.
Michigan's matmen finished the sea-
son in a more than creditable fashion
under the apt tutelage of Ray Court-
right, coach of the golf team.
Second In Conference
The team finished in a tie with
Illinois for second place in the Big
Ten finals and finished fourth behind
a strong Oklahoma A&M in the
National Tourney.
The team loses but four lettermen
to graduation including last year's
captain, Jim Galles. The others who
will receive their diplomas this June
are Herb Barnett, at 135 pounds,
Morris Anderson, at 128 pounds, and
Eddie White, in the 135 pound class.
Anderson was ineligible the second
semester due to scholastic difficul-
The personnel of next year's grap-
pling squad is very indefinite. Marv
Becker, at 155 pounds, and Ray
Deane, 136 pounds, have applied for
entrance in Uncle Sam's Air Forces,
although it is uncertain when they
intend to enter. Deane took a second
place in the Big Ten tournament,
when he lost by a referee's decision
after two overtime periods. Becker
had passed his peak after a fine
record in dual meet competition and
did not live up to expectatins in the
two tourneys. Tom Coffield has said
that he wanted to enlist in the Navy,
but as yet has done nothing about
Five Lettermen Return
Unless the draft interferes there
will be five returning lettermen. Out-
standing among these is Manley
Johnson, who won the Big Ten title
in the 145 pound class and finished
second in the Nationals. Johnson is
expected to attain new peaks during
next year's season.
Big Al Wistert and Johnny Greene,
both heavyweights, will also be
around next year. Wistert improved
greatly during the last part of the
season and is a possibility to cop both
Big Ten and National laurels. He took
fourth place in the Big Ten matches.
Bill Courtright, captain-elect for
next year, by finishing third in both
the Big Ten and Nationals, shows
promise of being Michigan's leader

For Over Half a Century
For 56 years CALKINS-FLETCHER has been
Student Headquarters for

next year. Sophomore Dick Kopel, a
121 pounder, also will provide plenty
of opposition for Michigan's foes on
the' mat.
This year's freshman wrestling
squad has provided several good
wrestlers. Best among these are Bob

DRUGS .. .




Allen, who won the Frank Bissel
trophy for the outstanding freshman
grappler, and Bob Burron; who took
the Bissel trophy for the most im-
proved wrestler on the freshman
squad. The former is 155 pounds and
the latter 121 pounds.






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( 'o n t~liued froul ti r 1)j
tbird besIE. in the Conference.
Pacing the Michigan squad in bat-
ting is sophomore Don Robinson.
;,hortstop speelste'r. "Robby" is hit-
ting at a .469 clip. Robison never
pIlayed hascbu ll in high school, but
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ola fire by his hitting,
B('l1>i>d Iobinson is Don Hol mal.
:,euior left, fielder. who has a ,360
average. '[The Wolverine out field is
one ot t1lilestiln several ecars with
lHolmian. Davey Nelson and Paul
White patrolifilg the outer garden for
Michigan. White, a sophomore from
Rive' Rouge, has taken over the spot
C:aeIId by the sensational Dick
Wakefield, who landed a $50.00(0 cox-
tr ct with the Detroit Tigers upon
comupletionl of the 1941 season. Paul
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Bi Cartnill, a converted outfielder,
replaced Don Boor at first base when
an injured knee put Boor out for the
rest of the ycar. The "Wheel" has
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tial sack and is improving with each
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some are ?ohinson and Bob Stenberg.
Stenberg alternates with Wayne
Christenson at the keystone sack.
Christenson played several games last
year. Bud Chamberlain, a veteran
of three seasons, holds down the third
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