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Five Thinclads Face
Baseball Squad Remains Indoors
With Iniag ura Three Weeks Off

Tough Foes

Tonight at Chicago Meet

With cold winds, mud, sleet and
various other of the elements making
outdoor practice impractical, mem-
bers of the baseball squad are still
forced to hold practice indoors in
the confusing maelstrom of Ybst
field house, where track men and
baseball players intermingle in be-
wildering groups.
Weather Is Boss
If the present weather continues
chances for outdoor practice seems
to be slim indeed, and it will be a
virtually "indoor" squad that will
take to the field against Iowa in the
opening Beg Ten game, April 9 at
Iowa City. The Wolverines meet the
Hawkeyes, who shared championship
honors with them last year, in a two
game series, the second game being
played on April 10. The two teams
will be defending their baseball hon-
ors, and considering the fact that
they held the top slot together in the
Big Ten last year, is should be a hard
fought contest.
It will be the first appearance of
a Wolverine baseball team at Iowa
City since 1937, when they broke
even with the Hawkeyes. Interesting-
ly enough, - the two teams have not
met each other since that time at
all, and although last year both the

Hawkeyes and the Varsity squa
won 10 out of 12 games, and th
year before Michigan was the chain
pion with a 10-2 record, with Iow
runner-up with 9 wins and 3 losses
these two top ranking squads hav
had no opportunity to try out thei
prowess on each other.
No Cut Yet
Although the Varsity has not beer
chosen as yet, and final cuts wil
probably not be made for some time
due to the fact that several of thE
men may not be eligible for com-
petition in a few weeks, there ar
several freshmen and sophomorE
tryouts who are whipping into shap
in unexpectedly quick fashion, Al-
though it is difficult to ascertain ex-
actly how well these players wil
shape under actual playing condi-
tions, there are some players like
Howard Wikql and Dick Walterhouse
who have had enough experience to
warrant a certain amount of confi-
With infield practice going on at
the field house, and the kinks being
ironed out of the various pitching
arms, given a change of weather it
is very possible that the squad may
turn out equal to those Michigan
teams of 1941 and 42.


Hue Twvins AddPunch

Promising Freshmen May
Help Veterans Retain Title

Michigan's 1943 golf squad prom-
ises to be a strong contender for this
year's coveted Big Ten title.
Coach Ray Courtright will prob-
ably have four veterans present
April 17 when the curtain is official-
ly raised on the Wolverine golf sea-
son. There will also be a large reser-
voir of promising. freshmen who may
offer plenty of competition for rival
Leidy Eligible
John Leidy, whose status in the
advanced ROTC gives him an oppor-
tunity to compete in varsity golf,
will probably join his teammates of
i'st season, Ben Smith and Bob Fife.
Bill Ludolph who was with the squad
last year "has probably had enough
experience to make the team," ac-
cording to Coach Courtright.
,Calitain Ben Smith, star per-
former on the Wolverine squad for
the past two years, is still not a cer-
tainty for the 1943 group. Should
Ben be graduated April 29, as he
wants to, in accordance with the
V-5 program, he will, of course, be
lost to the team. It was only Friday,
however, that he was released from
Health Service after a severe attack
of pneumonia and this illness may
make him unable to leave school
with the Navy group.
Promising Freshmen I
A large group of freshmen have
shown considerable ability in prac-
tice, but Courtright hesitates to
make any predictions about their

futures until he has seen them play
on the links. Pat O'Hare, Bob Well-
ing, who has played well in tourna-
ments in the Detroit area. Doug
Beath, who showed promise last fall,
Duncan Noble, Ken Berke and Ros-
coe 'Bonisteel, are only nart of the
young hopefuls who must prove

ToAi chigct
Five Michigan track aces will rep-
resent the Wolverines tonight in the
seventh annual Chicago Relays held
every year in that city's spacious
Leaving at 8:40 this morning the
runners will arrive in the Windy City
about noon and have an afternoon's
rest for the night's competition.
Two Mile Relay Featured
The best race of the evening is
expected to be the long-awaited two-
mile relay, which has turned into'
a duel between Michigan, NotreI
Dame, and Illinois. Carrying the ba-
ton for the Wolverines is the famous
quartet of Bob Ufer, Captain Dave
Matthews, Johnny Roxborough and
Ross Hume.
On the basis of comparative times,
The Maize and Blue foursome will
take third place. Both Notre Dame
and Illinois have bettered Michigan's
mark of 7:47:7, established in the
Millrose Games. But the Madison
Square Garden track is smaller than
the Chicago Stadium oval where the
Irish and Illini ran their best.
Illini Have Best Time
Defending champion in the event
is Illinois, whose relay squad last
year set a new meet record of 7:45.6.
The Champaign Indians of the pres-
ent season have one of the outstand-
ing two-mile times in the country. It
is composed of Clarence Dunn, Bob
Seib, Bob Goddell, and Don Kelley;
all except Gooddell were members of
the record-smashing foursome.
Notre Dame's quartet - were the
victors in last week's Illinois Tech
Relays, winning over the Illini. The
Irish have the famous Ollie Hunter,
Don Currie, Central Collegiate cham-



Tennis Team
TO lDeclded
By Tourne Iy
Fighting for the six positions on
the team, 2!0 tennis players are now
in the process of a round robin
tournament at the Sports Building
under the guidance of Coach Leroy
The players Who will capture the,
first five places are almost certain,
but their" order isn't. So far Roger
Lewis. by virtue of a win over Captain
Jinz Johnson Wednesday, holds down
the number one spot, with Johnson
Freshman Rises
Fred Wellington took Roy Bradley
in straight sets the same evening to
annex the third place behind John-
son. Bradley, playing anothed match
the next night, dropped to fifth
place after a long three set defeat at
the hands of freshman Jerry Gurman,
who thereby moved up to four. Gur-
man had previously moved up from
six to five by dropping Roy Boucher
in straight sets.
The battle for the sixth spot, how-
ever is still wide open. Among those
who have a chance for the position
are Boucher, Ed Scott, Fred Sleator,
Paul Van Wert, Merle Brown and
bave Post, with Boucher seeming to
have the inside track. The other nine
are fighting for places on the reserve
Because of transporation difficul-
ties, Purdue has cancelled its match
with the Wolverine schedule for April
23. However to make up for this,
Coach Weir is attempting to ar-
range amatch with Western -Michi-
gan. against Illinois April 24.
Angott Che cks I
pep' s Streak
NEW YORK, March 19,-(IP)-The
longest winning streak in pro ring
history came to an end tonight as
swarthy StAmmy Angott sky- rocket-
ed up the comeback trail with a ten-
round decision in Madison Square
Garden over Willie Pep, the Con-
necticut Kid who had never been
beaten before in 62 straight starts.
Returning to the ring after a six-
month retirement and abdictation of
his lightweight championship, An-
gott looked like a champion.
It was a new Sammy who rushed
in with swinging hooks through the
first five rounds to beat Wee Willie.

pion, Frank Conforti, and Frank
Besides running the anchor po-
sition on the two-mile, the Wolver-
ine 's Bob Ufer will try for a victory
in the 600-yard run. It is evident
that he won't have any easy time of
it when a look is taken at his oppon-
ents. Jimmy Herbert, winner in the
Boston 600, leads the list. ,He and
,Ufer appear to be the favorites for
first place.
Lew Smith will be on hand, how-
ever, to make things interesting.
Smith is National A.A.U. 600-yard
champion and has every possibility
of turning the trick tonight. Charlie
Beetham formerly of Ohio State,
should not be forgotten. Beetham has
a fast final sprint which is always
Matthews To Have Trouble
Captain Matthews will also run the
1,000-yard run, facing such national
leaders as Jimmy Raferty, National
A.A.U. champion, Gene Venzke, well-
known former Penn mile star, and
Les Eisenhart. Matthews was origin-
ally intended to run the 1,000-yard
race in the K. of C. Games in Newi
York last Saturday, but Coach Stack-
house pulled him out because of the
nearness of the two-mile relay.
Bob Hume will carry Michigan's
colors in the two-mile run. The lanky
Wolverine will be up against two of
the nation's finest distance men. Greg
Rich will compete, fresh from his
outstanding performance in the K.
of C. Games last week. He covered the
two miles in 8:52.7, only 1.6 seconds
over his world record mark. Notre
Dame's Ollie Hunter should give Rice
a run for his money. He has been
running around 9:00 flat all season

PElW Does All Right
(Editor's Note: This column was
written by Harvey Frank,.a junior on
the Sports staff, in tim absence od Ed
Zalenski, Daii sports Editor.
PEM would make us tough they
told us when we signed up for it
last fall, and even though we had
our doubts we went boldly ahead
with our body-building. Our doubts
were suddenly erased the other day
when we heard this story of a sup-,
posedly true incident.
It's the story about one of the
students who, while running on
the outdoor track, stumbled, fell,
and hit his head against the fence
rail. As he lay on the ground, an-
other runner, passing, looked down
at the fallen comrade and shouted:
"Well, don't just lie there, do some
push-ups or something."
Now it appears that the influences
of PEM are spreading. Coach Leroy
Weir of the tennis term has an-
nounced that calisthenics will pre-
"cede and running will follow every
practice. Although this is old stuff
to the football team, it's compara-
tively new to the ntes
A BIG NAME LOST: Many of the
big names of sports are already in
the services, but for the first time in
this war one was reported lost
Thursday. He was Sam Lo Presti,

IftelIy Sports Edilor

regular Chicago Blackhawks goalie
from 1940 to 1942, who was in charge
of a gun crew on a Merchant Marine
ship and is now missing. Lo Presti
once set a National Hockey League
record by stopping 80 of 83 shots in
a game with Boston.
Despite transportation and other
difficulties, there is going to be
another Kentucky Derby this year,
and although it won't be run until
May 1, we're going out, on a limb
with a winner now. From people
close to sources usually reliable,
we have it on good authority that
a nag named Blue Swords has a
good chance.
Since this usually reliable source
is bigger than we are, we will cn-
cede that a horse might win. But the
entry that appeals to us is Devil's
Thumb, and we will put our hopes
on his nose. We're the ones who
agreed with former Sports Editor
Bud Hendel in picking Requested as
a favorite in last year's classic. If
you don't remember, Requested fin-
ished eighth.
to be a bad season for winning
streaks. First Ray "Sugar" Robin-
son got beat by Jake La Motta in
Detroit, and then Willie Pep got beat
by Sammy Angott last night.


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themselves before they will find a
place on the team.
New Prospects
Adding further light to these
bright prospects is the fact that a
couple of guys whose names are
pretty well known around these
parts may be able to add their
strength to the team. It is rumored
that Hank Loud is as proficient with
a golf club as he is with a hockey
stick. Coach Courtright has ex-
pressed hope that both he and Harry
Holiday, Michigan's swimming star
and ace backstroker, will take their
places on the squad.
Michigan's golfers are aiming to
retain that Big Ten golf crown won
last year, and hope to snatch it in
what might possibly be the last in-
tercollegiate season for the duration.
It is hoped that the Inter-collegiate
golfing matches will be held during
the coming season.

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