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TAKING IT EASY.... by Ed Zal
THERE ARE certain women who, cerpts from her "Kahnotations of no doubt as to interpretation of "DR. CARLSON thought there are attempting, we intend to smear not sufficient criteria for the chal- a case
when they suddenly find them- Sports" of a recent issue: the headline. Paragraph after might be something in the them at the line of scrimmage. The lenging statements made in your col- Kahn.
selves in a position of responsibility "WE ARE STRUCK by the star- paragraph gloats over the good story after all. He said that the letters of explanation should be umn. The Army has given the 168 Anot
and authority, can usually be counted tling portent of a headline in fortune of the Michigan teams in Army had already lifted its ban on here any day. Just as soon as we men in the advanced ROTC, who Kahn's
onI to get in a mess. And Elaine The Michigan Daily, ordinarily being permitted to use the cadets. cadets participating in football, find out 'how come' we will let have been inducted and returned to in the
Kahn (we're taking it for granted one of the better college papers. "We immediately referred the wrestling, boxing, lacrosse, or you know." school as cadets, its permission to She re
this is a coed), sports editor of "Army Cadets Bolster Michigan matter to the Air Corps authori- touch football and that this was M ISS KAHN'S column is replete participate in intercollegiate ath- new ki
the University of Pittsburgh's Pitt Teams" boasts the five-column ties. They assured us that they probably merely a follow-up to with obvious manifestations of letics, as well as other extracurric- tempti
News, is not the exception to the streamer. We found this some- knew absolutely nothing about it that first opening wedge. her inexperience as a writer. She is ular activities. cation
rule. what surprising in that we were and as far as Pitt was concerned "Athletic Director Hagan said guilty of a number of the usual errors Miss Kahn doesn't mind adding insultI
For some strange reason, Miss definitely under the impression the Army ban on cadets partici- the whole story was a complete made by the amateur journalist. We thoughts of her own to strengthen Miss
Kahn finds delight in tossing veiled that army cadets were not per- pating in University athletics still surprise to him and added gra- will cite a few of these instances, a point, regardless of the truth or ever, v
insults and disparaging remarks at mitted to bolster anyone's teams stood. The only thing they could ciously that all college papers were In the opening paragraph Miss falsity of the statement. She speaks agains
the University of Michigan and The with the possible exception of their figure out was that Michigan had not as reliable as our own. Kahn refers to her definite "impres- of The Daily "gloating" over the withou
Daily. In order that you may appre- own. (Editor's Note: Her impres- a different type of college training "We have since carried the mat- sion that Army cadets were not per- University's good fortune in being to lean
ciate Miss Kahn's attempts at liter- sion is definitely incorrect.) program. One that would not be ter direct to Michigan. If this is mitted to bolster anyone's team . . ." able to use the cadets. If a straight umn is
ary flippancy, we will reprint ex- "Yet the Michigan story leaves , affected by the ban. some new kind of sneak play they Definite impressions, Miss Kahn, are news story on Michigan athletes is alleged

of gloating, you win, Miss
her grave error on Miss
part is the inexcusable insult
last paragraph of her story.
fers to the matter as "some
nd of sneak play they are at-
ng." This is not only an indi-
of rank journalism, but an
to Michigan's good name.
Kahn's biggest mistake, how-
was in launching a criticism
t Michigan and The Daily
t any concrete proof on which
i. All in all, Miss Kahn's col-
of the type only an immature,
I journalist would write.











Nine Works at Home
For Week-End Games

With a late spring blizzard sweep-
ing into South Bend yesterday morn-
ing, Coach Ray Fisher's baseball
squad was notified not to make the
trip to play against the Irish team
by Coach Jake Kline of the Notre
Dame nine. Kline called Ray Fisher
yesterday morning just as the team
was about to leave, and told him that
playing was out of the question.
It is impossible for the teams to
xnake up this game because both
nines have a full schedule, and Fish-
er said, "We're just going to forget
about that game."
Work Out in Wind
Ann Arbor weather wasn't any too
favorable for baseball yesterday af-
ternoon either, with a strong wind
making Ferry Field definitely on the
frosty side, but the squad had out-
door workout, notwithstanding.
in order to warm the players up,
Coch Fisher had pitcher Don Smith
put the ball right over the plate, and
the men were given a chance to hit
for all they were worth. At the same
time Fisher used his starting fielders
to take care of the hit balls, giving
them invaluable practice, and warm-
ing them up at the same time, too.
Shortstop Howie Wikel played ex-
ceptionally cagey ball, picking up
grounders and shooting fast, accur-
ate throws to first baseman Dick
Walterhouse. Likewise Don Lund
covered his territory with notable
vigor, making several near-shoe-
string catches.
Outfield Looks Good
Despite the terrific wind, the en-
tire outfield looked very fine during
this drill, and from every angle the
throws to first base showed increased
efficiency and speed.
Smith, a southpaw pitcher, made
several excellent plays, picking up
bunts and slow hits along the third
base line, hard chances for a left-
hander to handle. He also made two
very brilliant stops of balls hit

squarely at him, and made good on
his toss-outs at first.
The nine meets Michigan. Normal
Friday in its first home game, and
then takes on Michigan State Satur-
It is expected that Fisher will
pitch Boim, Cain and possibly Dick
Drury in Friday's game, as they were
the boys slated for the Notre Dame
battle, and will start Fishman again
in Saturday's encounter.
Broncos Open
Net Season
On Saturday
KALAMAZOO, April 13.- (f)-
With Harold Gensichen, sensational
basketball star from South Bend, as
the only veteran back for the 1943
tennis team, the Bronco netters will
open the season next Saturday with
the University of Wisconsin, one of
the three Big Ten teams listed on
the schedule, shortened almost half
because of travel restrictions.
Three Kalamazooans, two sopho-
mores, Bill Honey and John Hoekie,
and a freshman, John Milroy, and
two freshmen from Milwaukee, Wis.,
Bob Stuckert, Wisconsin State Sin-
gles Champion, and Donald Pullam,.
will comprise the balance of the
Bronco team.
The schedule:
April 17-Wisconsin at Kalamazoo
April 23-Northwestern at Evanston
April 27-Michigan at Ann Arbor
May 1-Notre Dame at Notre Dame
May (Date not set)-Central Michi-
gan at Kalamazoo
May 14-Central Michigan at Mt.
May 15-Michigan State at East
May 22-Michigan State at Kala-

Famed Count
Fleet Victorious
In 1943 Debut
Derby Favorite Takes
Tune Up with Ease;
Wood Memorial Next
NEW YORK, April 13.-(P)-Count
Fleet came to the races today for the
first time this year-and definitely
proved he is no myth.
The Kentucky Derby glamour boy
-shortest priced future book favor-
ite in Derby histoi'y-who has re-
ceived as many headlines over the
winter as a movie star, made every-
one of them "stand up."
He did it the hard way, too-over
a sloppy track, spotting weight to a
couple of other well-liked Derby can-
didates, and running into some bad
racing luck. And still he won by
four lengths with no more trouble
than he has dipping into his oat-
For jockey Johnny Longden, who
just grabbed himself a handful of
hair and hung on, the once-around
the Jamaica track was like a ride on
a merry-go-round-that's how easy
it turned out.
Bossuet, who ran a bang-up sec-
ond in the experimental handicap
last week and was given considerable
consideration as a result, was the
best of the others-four lengths back
of the Count and five in front of M.
Slifkin's Towser, who took the show
spot by a head from Four Freedoms,
one of Mrs. Payne Whitney's Derby
hopes. Another of the Whitney stan-
dard bearers for the big May 1 heat,
Famous Victory, wound up fifth.
.Having had so much fun in his
debut, Count Fleet will try it again
Saturday in the $25,000 Wood Mem-
orial here and then head for Louis-
Athletics Sign Blanton
WILMINGTON, Del., April 13.-
(P)- Cy Blanton, veteran right hand
pitcher, was signed today by the
Philadelphia Athletics.

.. .one of the three returning
veterans on the golf team who is
almost certain to start in Michi-
gan's matches this year.
Detroiter Medalist in
North-South Amateur
PINEHURST, N.C., April 13.-
(?)- Corporal Ronnie Williams of
Detroit, now at Camp Butner, near
Durham, won the medal today in the
18-hole qualifying round of the 43rd
annual North and South Amateur
Golf Championship with a one over
par 73.
Ralph T. Strafaci of Brooklyn,
N.Y., brother of former North and
South Amateur Titlist Frank Stra-
faci, was runner-up with 36-39-75.

Last Saturday Mickey Fishman
pitched and won his first ball game
of the 1943 season, and in so doing
defeated Iowa for the first time in 19
home games. Fishman allowed 10
hits but he kept them well scattered,
and with men on the base paths he
bore down, giving up three runs while
his teammates collected seven.
This is the type of game that
Mickey usually pitches-and it's the
smart way to play ball. When your
team is ahead by a comfortable mar-
gin, throw the rawhide in there and
let the opposing batters get a few
hits now and then. Save yourself
for the tight spots, and then bear
down until the side is retired.
Not all hurlers can pitch this
brand of ball because it takes a
steady, consistent moundsman to do
it, but Mickey can, and don't let any-
one fool you-the jovial senior has
just the right change of pace and
steadiness that will allow him to bear
down only in the clutches.
Last year Fishman was one of the
leading hurlers in the Conference,
winning four and losing one against
Big Ten opponents.
Probably Mickey's greatest thrill,
and at the same time one of his big-
NVewest Draf t
Law Bolsters
Indi~ans, Giants
NEW YORK, April 13.-()P)-Base-
ball executives today still were pon-
dering the effect of the government's
newest draft regulations and their
first reactions were mixed because
some clubs apparently may be helped
and others may be hurt by the chan-
The New York Giants and Cleve-
land Indians are two of the teams
that expect to receive a lift from the
order which directed that fathers of
children born before Sept. 15, 1942
be placed in 3-A and deferred as long
as possible.
Ray'Mack, second baseman of the
Indians, recently was classed 1-A by
his draft board and notified to be
ready to answer a call for induction.
Since he has an 18-months-old baby,
however, the Indians now believe hie
will be returned to a 3-A classifica-
tion and probably be available to
them throughout the season.
Sid Gordon, rookie third baseman
who has figured large in the Giants'
plans, is in a similar situation.

Links Letterman

gest' disappointments, was the one
hitter he pitched against Northwest-
ern last May. This was one of the
few times that the Wolverine
moundsman really put the pressure
on all the way.
Two men were out in the Wildcat
half of the ninth, and up to that time
Fishman had hurled hitless ball, al-
lowing only three men to reach base.
Mickey walked the next batter after
the count had been knotted at three
and two. Heavy hitting Ed Hirsch
was up, and he promptly lined a
single to center, and with that first
Northwestern safety went the Michi-
gan star's bid to the Maize and Blue
Hall of Fame.
Mickey just naturally comes from
an athletic family. His oldest broth-
er, Ben, won a letter in swimming in
1930. Then in 1934 Mannie earned
one in basketball. Herm, the most
famous of the Fishman clan, won
six varsity letters, three in basketball
and three in baseball in the years

Mickey Excels as Clutch Pitcher



1936-38. Later Herm pitched for
Syracuse in the International League
and Winston-Salem of the Piedmont
When Mickey won his letter in
baseball last year the Fishman fam-
ily became the first in the history of
Michigan athletics to have four let-
ter-winning brothers.
In his high school days at Detroit's
Northern High, the youngest of the
Fishmans won two letters in swim-
ming and three in baseball. Then in
his senior year his teammates hon-
ored him by electing him captain of
the baseball squad.
Since Coach Ray Fisher has only
six veterans on hand, and because
four of these are pitchers, a great
deal of the burden will be carried by
the mound staff. Fishman, along
with Pro Boim, will probably shoul-
der most of the Conference pitching
assignments, and these two hurlers
will provide Fisher with an excellent
one-two punch.

We'll go too

Illinois 7, Western Ill. Teachers


Highlights in Major League Baseball

Tigers 6, Cubs 4
GEORGE FIELD, Ill., April 13.-
1)-The'Detroit' Tigers and Chicago
Cubs, unable to keep their exhibition
date at Vincennes, Ind., today, be-
cause of weather conditions, moved
to this nearby advanced air base
where the Tigers pounded out a 6 to
4 victory in a game cut to five inn-
The Tigers scored in each of their
four innings despite three Cub double
Plays, nicking four Chicago pitchers
for 11 hits. One was a homer by
Roger Cramer. Dick Wakefield con-
tributed a double and single. Dom
Dallessandro homered for one of the
seven hits the Cubs got off Hal New-
houser and Frank Overmire.

Red Sox 17, Boston Col. 2
BOSTON, April 13. -(A)- Boston
College's baseball Eagles opened
their season today against a big
opponent-the Boston Red Sox-and
lost by a big score, 17 to 2, but col-
legian Bill Boyce fared better pitch-
ing to the American Leaguers than
did a pair of their own hurlers bor-
rowed for the game.,
Yank Terry and Norman Brown
each pitched against their team-
mates for three innings and yielded
nine hits apiece. Then Boyce took
over, to set down the Red Sox one-
two-three in the seventh, for the
first time of the -game, and hold
them hitless in the eighth.

other two Brooklyn runs with singles
in the second and fourth innings.
An error by shortstop Arky
Vaughan contributed to the Giants'
lone run in the third.
New York (N) 001 000 000 -- 1 5 1
Brooklyn (N) 010 100 lx -- 3 6 3

Feldman, Adams (6)
land; Chipman,Kimball
Moore, Bragan (7).

and Po-
(6) and

Chicago .... (N) 013 00 -- 4
Detroit .... (A) 311 lx -- 6
(Five Innings)



B. C......010000100-- 2 8
Boston ... 214 324 Olx -- 17 18


Passeau, Derringer (2), Bithorn
(3), Hayzewski (4) and Todd, Mc-
Cullough;_ Newhouser, Overmire (4)
and Parsons.
* *
Braves 7, Yankees 5
NEW YORK, April 13.-(P)-The
Boston Braves continued unbeaten
in their exhibition competition today
by overpowering the New York Yan-
kes 7 to 5 on the strength of a three-
run homer by Johnny McCarthy in
the seventh inning.
It was the fourth straight setback
for the American League Cham-
pions; who outhit the Braves 15 to
12, but left nine runners stranded as

Terry, N. Brown (4), Boyce (7) and
Conroy, Chisholm (6); Judd, Dobson
(6) and Peacock.
Dodgers 3, Giants 1
CAMP UPTON, N.Y., April 13.-
(,P)-Bob Chipman and Newt Kimball
combined to hold the New' York
Giants to five hits today as the
Brooklyn Dodgers knocked out a 3 to
1 victory in their exhibition game be-
fore 12,000 officers, soldiers, nurses
and WAACS.
No civilians were in the assem-
blage, but the service fans saw a
tight ball game in which the Dodgers
themselves were held to six safeties

* * * i
Toronto 7, Philadelphia 0
WILMINGTON, Del., April 13.-
(P)-The Toronto Internationals
blanked the Philadelphia Athletics,
7 to 0. in an exhibition game here
today, but more important the A's
temporarily lost the services of third
baseman Eddie Mayo.
Mayo was hit over the left eye by
a ball thrown by catcher Bill Swift
during Toronto's four-run splurge
in the fifth inning. He was taken to
Memorial Hospital for observation.
The A's got only four hits, all off
Southpaw Joe Sullivan who worked
the first five frames for Toronto.
Nick Strincevitch pitched hitless ball
for the last four innings.
Athletics. (A) 000 000 000 -- 0 4 5
Toronto .... 002 040 001 ---7 9 2
Sullivan, Strincevitch (5) and
Crompton, William (6). Odom, Sal-
erno (4), Fagan (7) and Swift.
* * *
Writers Pick Cards
NEW YORK, April 13.-()-The
nennant races may wander into a

lot of confusion this season, but an
overwhelming percentage of the
baseball writers believe the World
Champion St. Louis Cardinals will
come to roost on top of the National
League again.
Of 72 Major League scribes who
participated in the annual Associ-
ated Press survey of the senior cir-
cuit, 54 rate the Redbirds as likely
to repeat and the others figured
manager Billy Southworth's speed
demons would be no worse than sec-
ond or third.
This tide in favor of the Cardinals
was bucked by only 18 observers,
who cast 11 first place votes for the
Brooklyn Dodgers, four for the Cin-
cinnati Reds and three for the Chi-
cago Cubs.
Many of the writers made note on
their ballots of the uncertainties
facing all baseball clubs this season,
but the fact that the Cardinals have
good reserve strength as well as an
imposing starting array supported
their selection.
The probable order of the finish,
as predicted by the writers, is St.
Louis, Brooklyn, Cincinnati, Chicago,
New York, Pittsburgh, Boston and





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