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Thomas Places Twice
In Conference Contests

McCarthy, Piel, Ufer,
As Ohio State Team

Matthews, Donahey Qualify
Dominates Big Ten Classic

(Continued from Page 1)
Hammond of Ohio State who ran
the race in :50.3, just two-tenths
seconds faster than the Michigan
In the last event that the Wolver-
ines placed, only Davey Matthews
survived the preliminary runs. John
Kautz and John Roxborough failed
in the event. Bob Rehberg of Illi-
nois paced the event in 1:58.5 while
the Michigan runner came through
in 1:59.3. Indiana's Campbell Kane
qualified in 2:22.
Due to bad weather many of the
runners were handicapped from per-
forming at their peak. In fact the
mile, two mile, and the mile relay
were postponed until tomorrow. The
field events were also postponed un-
til tomorrow prior to the start of
the finals at 2:30 p.m.
Buckeyes Dominate Meet
If there was any doubt of the
Buckeyes winning the Conference
title, all doubt was lifted as the Ohio-
ans placed 13 men in the preliminary
heats. Led by Capt. Ralph Ham-
mond and Bob Wright the favorites
virtually dominated the early events.
Hammond ran one of the best time
in the century in :09.9 with Wright
close behind his captain. Hammond
led the qualifiers in the 220. Wright
also seems destined to successfully
defend the high hurdles by leading
the qualifiers.
Wright's Title Threatened
Wright's defense of his other title
in the low hurdles, however, is threat-
ened by the performance of Henry
Vollenweider of Iowa. Vollenweider
ran the fastest time in the prelim-
inary running in :23.7 to beat
Wright's time last year of :23.9.
The Ohio State men were timed
first in four of the six events run
today. Trepanier was the only one
to lead two events. He led the cinder
men in the 220 in addition to the cen-
Two injuries highlighted the meet
when Byron Zolin of Wisconsin, run-
ning third to Ufer in the 440, with
just 150 yards to go, slipped and
fell. Wisconsin suffered another set-
back when John Towle, after quali-
Frosh Cnder
Season Ends
Egan And Swanson Shine
In Final Time Trials
The freshman track season drew to
a close with time trials Thursday.
Joe Egan turned in the outstand-
ing performance of the afternoon
when he ran the 220 in 22.4 for his
best time this year. In the 100, too,
Egan topped the field with the ime
of 10.2.
Paul Harsha captured the half-
mile run, running the 880 yards in
1:59.4, while Ross Hume's 4:28.3 in
the mile gave him an easy victory.

. . .qualifies in 880
fying in the century, bulled a leg
muscle in the 220.
With the Buckeyes' 13 men head-
ing the qualifiers Illinois came up in
second place with eight men. Michi-
gan holds down the third place. Fol-
lowing in order, Minnesota placed
five; Indiana four; Iowa four; Wis-
consin three, and Purdue one.
Only Seven Qualify
120-Yard High Hurdles: Wright
and Hoeflinger, Ohio State; Vollen-
weider, Iowa; McCarthy and Byerly,
Michigan; Olsen, Illinois. Best time:
Wright, :14.9.
100-Yard Dash: Trepanier Ham-
mond and Wright, Ohio State;
Thomas, Michigan; Towle and Soer-
gel, Wisconsin; Farmer, Iowa; Kelley,
Minn. Best time: Trepanier, :09.8.
440-Yard Dash: Owen, Yates, Col-
lins, Ohio State; Johnson, Minne-
sota; Price Indiana; Rehberg and
Kelley, Illinois; Ufer, Michigan. Best
time: Owen, :50.3.
220-Yard Dash: Trepanier and
Hammond, Ohio State; Farmer,
Iowa; Bancker, Purdue; Soergel,
Wisconsin; Piel, Michigan; Matter,
Illinois; Kelley, Minnesota. Best
time: Trepanier and Hammond, :21.6.
220-Yard Low Hurdles: Dupre and
Wright, Ohio State; Adams, Minne-
sota; Vollenweider, Iowa: Thomas,
Michigan; Olsen, Illinois. Best time:
Vollenweider, :23.7.
880-Yard Run: Kendall, Mitchell
and Kane, Indiana; Rehberg, Diet-
trich and Kelley, Illinois; Trager,
Ohio State ; Matthews, Michigan ;
Pahland, Minnesota. Best time: Reh-
berg, 1.58.5.

Michigan T ite
Hopes Depend
On Last Round
Stille, Gamon, Schaflander
Win Singles; Michigan
Captures Two Doubles
(Continued from Page 1)
co-captain was in for a trimming he
came back to eke out a 7-5, 6-3 vic-
tory. Stille was behind 2-5 in the
first set before he could get going
but he finally got his shots working
and won nine straight games to take
the hard-earned victory.
The other singles winners for the
Wolverines, Gerry Schaflander and
Tom Gamon, had a somewhat easier
time of it defeating two of yesterday's
upset winners, Irv Tobkin (OSU) and
Don Skinrood, (NW). in straight sets.
Schaflander played very good ten-
nis yesterday and rushing the net
and smashing beautifully he defeat-
ed his opponent, whose chief weapon
was a deep lob, by score of 6-3, 6-1.
Gamon likewise was on his game
and after losing the first game of his
match, won the next 12 games, 6-1,
6-0. He played a rushing game and
continually maneuvered Skinrood out
of position to put away numerous
Need Eight Points
One of the things which Michigan
absolutely must do to stand a chance
of winning the championship is pick
up eight points in the doubles, that
is, two individual titles and one run-
ner up position. The Wolverines
made two important strides in that
direction today when they eliminated
a tough Minnesota number one duo
and a surprisingly poor Chicago two
At one time Stille and Lawt Ham-
mett ran into an unexpected battle
with Christy Geanakoplis and Walt
Anderson, (Minn.. The Wolverines
walked away with the first set, 6-0,
but at that point the Gophers settled
down and took a 5-3 lead in the sec-
ond set. Although Hamm .t and
Stille then tied it up at 5-5, the Go-
phers took the next two games and
the set, 7-5. The third set saw Ham-
mett and Stille still not playing their
best tennis and the Minnesotan look-
ing better and better. Finally, with
the score 4-2 against them, the Wol-
verine duo regained their game and
went on to win, 8-6. Hammett in
particular had trouble with his
strokes and it was not until he found
himself that they really started click-
ing. The two doubles between Porter-
Gamon and Kemetick-Liftton (C)
proved far easier than was expected
and the Wolverines after winning the
hard-fought first set, 8-6, never were
in trouble from there on and won the
deciding set, 0-4.
Wildcats Threaten Varsity
Tomorrow Michigan will play 12
matches because of the last two days
rain and while they are given slight
edges must win all of them to score
more than the 17 points Northwest-
ern is almost certain to gain.
Stille vs. Harry Hall 1 NW) and
Gamon vs. Clapper (Ill.) are the
two matches in which Michigan
faces the greatest possibility of being
knocked out of the tourney.
-- --

Duily Sports Editor
0 A Case Of Mistaken Identity



Nine Plays Double-Header Today

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 15.-Mich-
igan's pennant-bound baseball team,
came to a temporary standstill this
afternoon as rain forced the post- I
ponement of the first of their two-j
game series with the rugged Illini.
The postponed contest will be
played tomorrow as part of a double-
,- ~

AN INTERESTING and amusing
yarn about Roy Cochran hit the
Benchcomber's desk yesterday, sent
there by his old friend, Vic Reed, who
is now working for NBC in Chicago.
Everybody, it seems, but one North-
western freshman trackman has
heard of Cochran, the ex-Indiana ace
whose indoor 440 record of 48.2 was
broken by Michigan's Bob Ufer in
48.1 this winter. Anyway, here's the
story passed along to you.
Cochran was taking a workout
in Northwestern's Dyche Stadium
recently, garbed in Northwestern
track attire. A Wildcat yearling
approached him and apparently
didn't recognize the great runner.
Quothe the fresh, "What do you
run, kid?
"Me? I run the quarter," said
Cochran. To which the youngster re-
plied, "Well, that's a good event.
What's your time for it?"
Oh, answered the midwestern har-
rier, "I do it in about 52.3." The
freshman was impressed and said,
"That's not bad, but what other
events do you run?" Cochran re-
plied, "I do a little hurdling on the
"Well, keep it up kid," said the
frosh, "and you'll win your num-
ALL OF WHICH is a round-about
way of discusing the 42nd West-
ern Conference Track and Field
Championships currently taking
place at Evanston. Yesterday in the
preliminary heats, the Wolverines
qualified seven men, two less than
Indiana and barely half of Ohio
State's 13 total. The Buckeyes are
now more heavily favored than ever
to add the outdoor crown to their
indoor title, a good year's average for
a team that had never before won a
Big Ten track championship.
The Wolverines left for Evanston
two days ago in a vengeful frame of
mind. Just last weekend they had
absorbed a one-sided defeat at the
hands of the Buckeye crew. They
were determined to throw every
ounce of energy into the battle, but
the trouble is that every ounce of
Michigan energy isn't available.
Sprinter Lenny Alkon can't com-
pete because of an attack of gland-
ular fever, Quarter-miler Buel
Morley is still recovering from a
spike wound, and can't see action.
Captain Al Piel is bothered by a
torn foot muscle, a hurt which
dates back to last year at this.
time. Frank McCarthy is hampered
by pulled leg muscles which have-
n't responded fully to treatment,
and speedy Bob Ufer has a painful
thigh bruise to pester him all the
way around the track.
No team can win points when its
top men are held back by injuries.
And so it is with the Wolverines. At
full strength, they could give the
Buckeyes a tight battle till the very
end. But now they'll have to stave
off Indiana and Illinois for second
place. The trackmen still have the
heralded Michigan spirit, but Old
Man Injury has first claim to the
power and speed.

Illini Block Way To Title Hopes;
Boim, Fishman To Take Mound

THE Conference sports scene will
shift to the home front Monday
and Tuesday when the Big Ten golf-
ers will invade the scenic University
course for the championship meet.
Here again, it is Ohio State who is
favored, although by a smaller mar-
gin than in track. The Buckeyes'
favorite role is mainly a result of two
impressive triumphs over the Maize
and Blue linksmen.
Michigan can win the golf
crown. It has the necessary links
skill and is playing on its home
course. All depends on whether or
not men like Chan Simonds, Bill
Courtright, Capt. John Leidy, Bob
Fife and Dave Osler can come
through with the brand of golf
they are capable of during the
tournament. Ben Smith, the ace
Wolverine and a good possibility
to win the individual title, will fire
his steady, brilliant rounds if his
injured shoulder is sufficiently
healed. If it isn't, though, Michi-
gan's chances are decidedly less-
ened. Ohio State has a veteran
team, a team tough to beat. But
a few breaks and some good golf
by all of the Wolverines can do it.
Today the linksmei face Illinois
in what may be termed an indicator
as tortheir present condition. The
answer to the fitness of Smith's
shoulder, and the recovery from
staleness on the part of the others
should be forthcoming from this
match. And while Michigan meets
Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin
will also traverse University course in1
competition. The Gophers and Bad-,
gers are playing here today to ac-,
quaint themselves with the Maize
and Blue layout for next week's big,
The only important result sched-
uled to come out of the Big Ten
athletic and faculty directors' meet-
ing in Chicago is the changing of the
date for the opening of fall football'
practice . . . the present date is Sep-
tember 10, but because of the speed-
ed-up grid schedules it will likely
be switched to September 1 . . . the
directors estimated that $200,000
would be turned over to Army and
Navy relief this fall as a result of the
scheduling of serviceteams on the
grid cards of the Conference schools.
The Board of Regents will meet
tcda y, and it is practically certain
that the new physical hardening
set-up for Michigan men will be
announced officially after their
session . . . it may also be learned
today from this meeting whether or
not Athletic Director - football
coach Fritz Crisler will be at Mich-
igan next semester or at the Great
Lakes Naval Training Station.
Billy Conn isn't the only person
who's fought withhis father-in-lawv,
Jimmy Smith . .. Ray Fisher, Michi-
gan baseball coach, recalls a ball
park fight he once had with the for-
ner major-leaguer when both were
playing with the Cincinnati Reds.
. Smith, according to Fisher, "was
one tough cookie."

one-hitters to their credit and there-
fore should provide plenty of chance
for a pitching duel. Despite the fact
that Illinois is already out of the Big
Ten race it is one of the heaviest hit-
ting teams in the Conference. Right
now the boys from Champaign are
leading the Conference in runs bat-
ted in, which in itself makes them a
tough hurdle for the victory-seeking
The Illini are making a special ef-
fort to trip up Michigan because to-
morrow's series will end the college
baseball careers of seven Orange and
Blue players: Schiller, Liz Astroth
Paul Milosevich, Bill Brewer, Bob
Finn, Warren Hambourger and Bob
The Wolverines spent much of
their time today trying to find out
the results of the Ohio State-Wis-
consin game. Both of these teams
are battling with Michigan for the
Conference lead and Ray Fisher's
boys would like nothing better than
to see the Badgers and the Buckeyes
split their series.
Because of the double-header
against Illinois Fisher is going to
have a real pitching problem because
the varsity must meet Chicago in a
twin bill this Monday. Playing four
Big Ten games in three days is not
the pleasantest talk when you have
to win all of them to stay in the Con-
ference race.
Directly after the games tomor-
row Michigan will leave for Chicago.
Sunday afternoon they will be the
guests of the Chicago White Sox at
Comiskey Park.
Iowa Downs OSU, 10-1
IOWA CITY, Ia., May 15.-(P)-
Iowa's hard-hitting Hawkeyes land-
ed on John Lohrey for 11 hits to-
day and kept their Western Con-
ference championship hopes alive by
blasting Ohio State 10 to 1 in the
first game of their series here.
Logan Beats Gophers, 2-1
MINNEAPOLIS, May 15. -(p)-
Indiana's John Logan pitched the
Hoosiers to a 2-1 victory over Minne-
sota today to make it five losses in
seven Western Conference starts for
the Gophers.
Purdue at Northwestern; rained
out; double header tomorrow.
Missouri 6, Iowa 4
Kansas State 18, Nebraska 4

..to pitch today
header, the first twin bill the Wol-
verines have played in at least five
Unless the lads from Ann Arbor
can take both of these important
games their chances of gaining the
1942 Conference baseball crown will
be as slim as the Mikado's chances
of buying destroyers from the United
States government.
Mickey Fishman and Pro Boim
will be on the mound for the Wol-
verines while Chuck Cambell and
Chuck Schiller will hurl for the Illini
in tomorrow's bargain-day feature.
Both Fishman and Schiller have





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Bill Wheatley took the 440 in 51.7, 0
and the low hurdles were won by inksmen Hope To End Slump
Elmer Swanson, who turned in the
excellent time of 24.2. In Today's Match With Illnois
In the field events, Bill Osgood andSM ac W ih Iln s
Berk Nott showed up well, the former.
doing 21 feet, 6 inches in the broad By JO ANN PETERSON ual number one position during 'the
jump and the latter putting the shot Having already played two matches singles matches, it is possible that
for 38 feet, 6 inches. in the rain during this week, it is there may be a change in the lineup
Other members of the freshman an undeniable fact that the Michigan although positions haven't been
squad who did well during the regu- named as yet. It is possible that Bill
lar season were sprinters Bob Walker, golf team will meet Illinois in another Courtright, the junior who has been
Bob Feinberg, and Don Straka, and slippery ball match when they tee banging out such long drives for the
hurdlers Osgood, Russ Reader, Bob off this morning in the last match past two weeks, may be moved up to
Sturm and John Mack. that the golfers will play before the j the number three position, in recog-
Wheatley, Harsha and Ralph Gib- Big Ten Conference next Monday nition of his vastly improved play.
son stood out in the 440, while George and Tuesday. If the golfers are going to win this
Luckett, Art Mancl and John Kamin The match will be a five man affair match with the Urbana men it will
made out well in the 880. In the mile with two doubles and a singles match be necessary for them to pull out of
run, Elmer Born, Art Upton, Bob in the morning and five singles mat- the slump, probably brought on by
Hume and Bob Tink provided the op- ches in the afternoon. Ben Smith, too much play, which they have set-
position for Ross Hume. who has been resting this week in tIed into during the week. The Illi-
Otustanding in the two-mile run an effort to cure his sprained shoul- nois midiron swingers have a good
were Roy Currey, Des Howarth, Hal der, was not expected to play in record and an outstanding player in
Shulte and Bob Schnaars. both the morning and the afternoon, their captain, John Holmstrom, whc
Lyman Fluke and Wilbur Hann in but Coach Courtright says that un- finished third in the Big Ten tourna-
the high jump, Truman Atkinson less something unforeseen happens or ment last year behind two of his own
and Ken Fryar in the pole vault and unless the shoulder is bothering teammates.
Charles Fish and Martin Price in the Smith more, he will probably play in However, Coach Courtright expects
discus throw all looked promising, both matches. He will need at least the team to rebound from its. recent
while Osgood, Hann, Reader and Bob that much practice in order to be downswing and adds that "they'l
Becker are frosh coach Chester in the best possible shape for the have to recover if they hope to take
Stackhouse's hopes in the broad Conference meet. this match, because Illinois has a
jump. Although Smith will play in his us- fine team."

Friday's Results
All postponed (weather)
Saturday's Games
New York at Detroit (2)
Washington at Cleveland
Philadelphia at Chicago
Boston at St. Louis

Friday's Results
Brooklyn 8, Pittsburgh 3
Boston 3, St. Louis 2
Chicago 2, Philadelphia 1
New York 13, Cincinnati 5
Saturday's Games
Pittsburgh at Brooklyn
Cincinnati at New York
St. Louis at Boston
Chicago at Philadelphia











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