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Armed Services May Grab Four
Of Ray Fisher's Varsity Pitchers

Feeling for the first time the actual
effects of the manpower shortage,
Michigan's baseball team may lose
four first string pitchers to Uncle
Sam via the ERC, advanced ROTC,
and the Air Corps Reserve by the end
of this week.
Cliff Wise, who led the hurlers in
1941, but wasn't in school last season,
was expected to have a starting berth
this year. He, however, is in the ERC
and will be lost to the Wolverines for
the duration.
One of last year's relief pitchers,
Bill Cain, expected to play this year,
is in the advanced unit of the ROTC
and may be missing. Bill, a control
artist, was to be promoted to a start-
ing role this year. A third hurler, who
may be affected, is Dick Savage, also
one of last year's "firemen." Dick is
an advanced ROTC member, and
may not be allowed to pitch.
Fourth hurler to be called is Dick
Spartans Seek
Slot in Big Ten
Substitution: "Michigan State for
Chicago in the Big Ten Conference."
The Michigan Senate has before it
a resolution asking that Michigan
State be admitted for membership in
the Big Ten Conference to fill the
place vacated by the University of
The resolution was introduced in
the Senate Monday by Senator Has-
kell L. Nichols of Jackson.
Grid Games Canceled
NEW YORK, March 9-(IP)-Inter-
sectional college football games def-
initely are on the way out for the
Notre Dame's cancellation of con-
tests with two of its traditional
rivals -Southern California and
Standford-brought word from every
section of the country that few if
any college elevens would travel out
of their own bailiwicks..
State May Issue Paper
License Plates Next Year
LANSING, March 9.- (A)- Paper
license plates are in prospect for
Michigan motorists next year.
The department of state is experi-
menting with plates made of thick
corrugated paper, soaked in oil and
painted. Sample tags now are being
used on about eight State Police cars
to test their durability.

Borycomb, one of last season's out-
standing freshmen. He was expected
to make the jump to the Varsity with
little trouble.
Coach Ray Fisher still has two vet-
eran moundsmen to build his staff
around, however. "Pro" Boim who led
the Conference in earned run aver-
ages, allowing less than one run per
game, is a sure starter this year.
The other -veteran is Mickey Fish-
man who won seven and lost two Big
Ten games in 1942. These two gave
Fisher of the best one, two com-
binations in the Conference.
Struck Named
M~ost Valuable
Members of the 1943 Wolverine
basketball squad recently named
Dave Strack as the most valuable
player on their team.
The aggressive Michigan star was
chosen alongside these other notables
picked by their respective teammates:
Otto Graham, Northwestern; Lawson,
Purdue; Duggar, Ohio State; Phil-
lips, Illinois; Logan, Indiana; Trick-
ey, Iowa; Exel, Minnesota; Sullivan,
Wisconsin; and Ellman of Chicago.
Friday, a board headed by Maj.
John L. Griffith, commissioner of
athletics for the Western Conference,
will announce from among these men
the cager whom they consider the
most valuable player in the Big Ten.

Thinclads Send
Squads To K.C.,
Illinois Relays
Michigan's Maize and Blue banner
will float over Chicago and New York
City this week-end.
A four-man team, headed by Cap-
tain Dave Matthews, will invade New
York for the Knights of Columbus
games, while a 12-man crew returns
to Chicago for the Illinois Tech Re-
lays. Both meets are slated for Sat-
urday night.
Matthews who lost by less than an
inch to teammate Ross Hume in the
Conference mile last Saturday, will
run in the special 1,000-yard race.
The Wolverine captain is considered
one of the best half-milers in the
country and will be one of the men to
watch in his event.
"Bullet" Bob Ufer will compete in
the other special, the 600-yard run,
and is favored to win. The only other
man in Eastern competition who may
have beaten Ufer, is Hugh Short, the
Georgetown flash and winner over
the Michigan quarter-mile champion
at the Millrose meet. And Short will
not run since he is on active Army
Coach Ken Doherty will also enter
a two-mile relay team of Matthews,
Ufer, Ross Hume and John Roxbor-
ough. Hume and Roxborough are
the Conference mile and half-mile
champions, respectively, while Ufer
is national indoor quarter-mile and
Conference king.

Daily Sports Editor
* *
Yesterday the Detroit News ban-
nered a story by Sam Greene about'
two brothers of Dick Wakefield,
former Michigan baseball star and
now a Detroit Tiger outfielder, in
the armed services. We read between
the lines and visions of Hank Green-
berg and Ted Williams floated be-
fore our eyes.
Wakefield has earned his trial
with the Tigers. Last year the big,
likeable fellow blasted Texas
League pitching for a healthy .345
average, led the league in bat-
ting, runs batted in and was voted
most valuable. He played in the
outfield for Beaumont.
this spring and summr will be no
bed of roses. He's going to have his
Here's what Dick has to face
this season. If he hits well, the
fans will yell and make cracks
about "draft dodger" and "slack-
er" as Boston fans did about Wil-
liams and Tiger fans about Green-
berg. If he does poorly, they will
pay no attention to him, and cer-
tain newspapers will continue nip-
ping at him like vultures until
their campaign of propaganda
stirs up the readers.
Recall the cases of Greenberg and
Williams. Both had every reason to
continue playing until the draft
board signed them up. But did they
have a fair chance to decide their
own futures? NO! Certain Detroit
newspapers riled up the public with
subtle and obvious hints about their
wasting time in baseball while others
were giving their lives on the battle-
fields. That latter job is the more
important of the two, but it's not
the point of issue.
it seems as if the papers have
found another victim in Wake-
field. The Detroit News story
looks like an obvious attempt to
create an impression in the pub-
lic's mind that Wakefield is shirk-
ing his, duty, since two brothers
are already in the service.
Wakefield's draft board has classi-
fied him in 3-A, since he is the sup-
port of his widowed mother and a
15-year-old brother, Jim, who is at-
tending high school in Chicago.
papers were to blame for the un-
fair treatment of Greenberg and
Williams by fans. Both players
were insulted by spectators unnec-
essarily, and decided to join up in
self defense. The same insidious
propaganda can do harm and
damage to Wakefield.

Highway Bill
Again Blocked
By Opponents
State Senate Minority
Opposes Bill to Cut Out
Commissioner's Post
LANSING, March 9.- (/P)- Oppo-
nents of a bill to abolish the office
of State Highway Commissioner
again blocked its passage today, cre-
ating new parliamentary tangles
which may form the basis for a court
attack if the bill eventually is passed.
The opposition, a bi-partisan mi-
nority, moved to adjourn and Lieut.
Gov. Eugene C. Keyes put the ques-
tion so quickly that the bill's support-
ers were unable to get into action
and stop the adjournment.
The newest parliamentary entan-
glement was based on a chamber rule
that if the Senate postpones action
on a House-Senate conference com-
mittee report more than one legisla-
tive day the bill affected is dead.
The conference report, embodying
a compromise on the highway bill,
was received in the Senate last night
but Keyes then single - handedly
blocked its passage. He ordered it
sent to the Senate Finance Commit-
tee and resolutely refused to recede
from that position, declining to rec-
ognize an appeal to the floor from
his decision. The veteran Senate sec-
retary and parliamentarian, Fred I.
Chase, said Keyes' action was un-
precedented and that the chamber in-
self must decide what course to fol-
Senator George P. McCallum, Ann
Arbor Republican and leader of the
floor fight to pass the bill, said it
could not be considered dead under
the one-day rule and that his bloc
would continue to seek its passage
House leaders said they had giver
up hope of its enactment.
Opponents of the measure conced-
ed privately both last night and today
that their foes had 17 votes, enough
to pass the bill if they could bring it
to a vote.

French Club To
Hear Berahya
Robert Berahya, Grad engineer,
will give a short talk on his life as a
student in France, "Memoires d'un
Etudiant en France," at the meeting
of the French club at 8 p.m. today in
the League.
When war broke out in Europe,
Berahya was studying at L'Ecole Na-
tional d'Arts et Metiers, an engineer-
ing school in Angers, France. In
November, 1939 he left France and
came to America.
He has since revisited Turkey,
Spain and Portugal, having returned
from this trip just last November.
In his speech today Berahya will
describe his studies and life at Angers
and other French schools.

Ann Arbor Called Leader
In Per Capita Bond Sales
Ann Arbor is one of "the top citiet
in the country in per capita bond
sales" Fred E. Benz, city chairma*nof
the War Bond committee, said yester-
day when he announced that 44. Ann
Arbor firms are now eligible for. the
treasury department's Bullseye; Flag.
This flag is awarded to firms who
have more than 90, of their em-
ployes in the 10 Per Cent Club whic4
deducts 10% or more of their pay.



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Athletes Discuss Women and
Plato at Sports_'Round Tiable'

That intellectual looking group
that gathers each day in the lunch
room of the Union is none other than
the big guns of the Maize and Blue
sports world.
The members of this select group
of intelligentsia can be numbered
among the sport "greats" of the U. of
M. Varsity track has an able repre-
sentative in the personage of "Hose-
nose" Ufer. Football has several
members including "Angie" Trogan,
Elmer Madar (a recent member),
Don Lund, Bob Kolesar, Milt Perga-
ment, Julie Franks and sometimes
Tom Kuzma. Ben Smith is the dele-
gate from the golf team and baseball
has "Barrister" Whitey Holman, Pro


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Boim, Bruce Blanchard, and Charley
Ketterer. Charley also doubles on
basketball and he and Mel Comin
seem to be the only other ambassa-
dors from the basketball :team. Oc-
casionally this confab is visited by the
United States Navy-Chief Petty Of-
ficer Andrews, who incidentally helps
Ray Fisher with baseball, and mem-
bers of the masses (student body).
The meeting is usually. called to
orderby the first athlete who arrives.
His arrival may be due to the fact
that the athlete doesn't have an 11
o'clock or that he isn't in the mood
to go to class. Late comers have to
be content to eat their food from a
45 degree angle as the "round. table"
is usually packed to the rafters at
about three and a half minutes after
The first subject that is discussed
is Plato, and his effect upon the stu-
dent body. After a period of four
and a quarter seconds Plato is
dropped and the Board members pro-
ceed on to the fields of higher learn-
ing-sports and women. About this
time Pro Boim decides to show how
some of the faculty and coaching
staff act when they are in the midst
of their teaching chores Pro's facial
contortions and dialogue put those
present into hysterics. . One thing
about Pro, his making people laugh
helps a great deal in the digestion of
the food-no reflection on Union
food. (It has been said that the "Pro'
has been asked to contribute his
talents to the professional 'theatr
because of his acting ability.)
About every fifteen or twenty min
utes someone is bound to discuss the
position of our basketball team in the
Big Ten, or the way the team looke
at the last game and here is where
the fireworks really begin. Some
argue that we should have won while
others sit calmly by and devour thei
food as if nothing was happening
Every argument is composedof three
sides, those who are in favor of it
those who don't know and don't car
and those who just eat.


"National Sovereignty-Should It
Be Limited" will be the topic of Prof.
Preston W. Slosson in the second in
a series of weekly panel discussions
sponsored by the Student War Coun-
cil at 8 p.m. today at the League.
Participating in the discussion, fol-
lowing an introductory talk by Prof.
Slosson, will be Prof. Wolfgang Kraus
of the political science department,
and Mr. Max Dresden of the physics
Discussion will then be opened to
the audience. Harold Sokwitne, '46,
will act as student chairman.


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War Council To
Slosson Talk


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