THURSDAY; APRIL 22, 1943
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
ANN ARBOR HI GETS IN SHAPE:
300-Yard Obstacle Course
Constructed in Phelps Park
By HANK MANTHO
Ann Arbor High School, following
16 the steps of many of the colleges,
has set up an obstacle course for
students taking physical education.
L. H. Hollday, Athletic Director at
Ann Arbor High School, is in charge
of this obstacle course and is being
assisted by D. D. Drake.
The obstacle course was completed
last week and is located at Phelps
Park, north of the Health Service.
It is 300 yards square at present and
was built after the requirements of
the national physical fitness pro-
Permission was obtained by the
Athletic Department at Ann Arbor
High School to use this ground for
the duration through the park de-
partment, and the total cost for the
The Michigan football team, a
little more battered than usual but
in fine spirits after a well deserved
day off, again took the field to re-
sume play in their third week of
Tuesday the coaching staff showed
the team pictures of last fall's Notre
Dame-Michigan football game, in an
effort to point out some of the mis-
takes made by the gridders, in the
meantime hoping that the boys
would pick up some of -the finer
points of the game.
After the fundamentals of charg-
ing and individual blocking, which
has become a familiar routine to the
players, Crisler split his team into
two groups and let them scrimmage
Julie Franks and Bill Pritula, vet-
erans of last fall's eleven, were the
bright stars of yesterday's session,
not only in actual scrimmage, but
al1so in demonstrating various blocks
in an effort to help the rest of the
players improve in their play.
obstacle course was provided by the
Board of Education.
The object of this course "is to
get the boys in shape, with every
precaution taken for the safety of
the boys," said Hollway.
Hollway feels that the boys are
in good shape right now. Tests of
the high school students have been
made for swimming and other hard-
ening devices in comparison with
what army recruits go through, "and
the boys are stacking up pretty well."
The obstacles encountered by the
high school students on this course
are the scaling of an eight foot wall,
a balance beam, an under obstacle,
and a solid four foot wall which has
to be vaulted. A little further is an-
other crawl-under, another four
foot wall which has to be vaulted,
and a hand-over-hand event that is
twelve feet long. The last obstacle re-
quires a boy to go through a dodge
assembly. This course is more or
less a square, and the boys start and
finish at the same line.*
The record time at present is 59
seconds, "but this time is expected
to be bettered as soon as the boys
get used to the course," said Hollway.
The obstacle course is primarily
for high school seniors, in an effort
to get them in good shape, anticipat-
ing their induction into the armed
services after their graduation from
high school, but it is also open to
When asked about the importance
of such an obstacle, course, Hollway
stated, "the course keeps within the
ability of high school boys and gives
them an' idea of what they will go
through in many army camps."
Drake Entries Diop
DES MOINES, Iowa, April- 21.-
(P)- Despite a drop of 00 in the
number of university and college
performers ,Drake Relay officials be-
lieve as many as five meet- records
may fall in the 34th antlual Relay
carnival here Friday and Saturday.
Bill Easton, Relays diiector and
Drake track coach, said today that
424 'entries have' beenI received for
the track and field classic, 260 from
20 universities and 164 from 26co1-
Fisher to Use Regular
Lineup; Both Teams
Need Outdoor Practice
By JO ANN PETERSON
Providing the weather continues
warm and the mud holes around
third base dry up, Michigan's nine
will play a squad from Michigan Nor-
mal College at 4:00 p.m. today. .
Having been haunted by snow-
storms, rainstorms and just plain
cold weather, Coach Ray Fisher is
riot counting on anything until he'
sees the two teams on the field. This
spring has been enough to discourage
even the most patient of coaches, and
Ray, along with all the members of
the squad, has had to spend plenty
of afternoons outdoors, with the
thermometer hovering at an unsea-
sonable 30 degrees.
Yesterday was the first time this
week that the players have been able
to have any kind of practice at all,
as Monday they were forced indoors,
and Tuesday only a feW members
turned out for practice which was
carried on under the bleachers in
Ferry Field. Yesterday the field was
too wet still to hold an organized
intra-squad game, but batting prac-
tice was held in two different sec-
tions, and all the squad was given
an opportunity to warm up, taking
turns shagging and hitting.
will probably see their first action
of the season. Ray Fisher indicated
that in all probability he would also
use Bill Cain and Dick Drury some-
New Season Opens Today
... captain of this year's tennis
squad, tastes his first competition
of the season this afternoon, along
with teammates Roger Lewis and
Fred Wellington and company.
time during the contest, as all of
these boys need the opportunity to
work out for at least an inning or
The rest of the squad will be the
same that played in the Iowa and
Michigan State contests, with burly
Elmer Swanson catching, Dick Wal-
terhouse, Bob Stenberg, and Bruce
Blanchard covering the bases, Howie
Wikel playing shortstop, and Bob
Wiese, Don Lund and Paul White in
Don McIntosh, freshman hurler, is
expected to start the contest, which
will be his initial opportunity. Like-
wise, Dick Savage, veteran of last
year's mound squad, and Dick
Schmidtke, tall freshman pitcher,
Jimmy Evert, Irish
Soph Star, Obstacle to
Michigan Win Today
By HARVEY FRANK
With yesterday's match against
Michigan State postponed because of
the threatening weather, Michigan's
tennis team will get a chance to open
its 1943 season at home today when
it meets Notre Dame in a match
starting at 3:30 p.m. or the Har-Tru
courts at Ferry Field.
The match with the Spartans will
be played next Monday, and com-
bined with meets against the Irish
today; Illinois, Saturday; and West-
ern Michigan, next Tuesday, will
give the Wolverines a busy week.
Wolverines Face National Star
The Irish will be led by one of the
best players the Maize and Blue will
face this year, sophomore Jimmy
Evert. Evert has won the National
Indoor Junior Singles Championship
and is now ranked nationally. He'll
undoubtedly start in the first sing-
les position and will probably also
start in the top doubles tilt.
Bob Faught, who beat Wayne
Stille in the number three match
last year, will return as the two man
on this season's edition of the Notre
Dame squad. Faught also teamed up
with the then number one man, Don
Canale, to beat Stille and Gerry
Schaflander in the second doubles
match when the Irish came here in
The Wolverines will probably line-
up as they would have against State.
Roger Lewis, Captain Jinx Johnson,
and Fred Wellington will play one,
two and three, although not neces-
sarily in that order. Roy Bradley,
Fred Sleator and Roy Boucher will
start at the remaining singles brack-
In the doubles for Michigan it will
probably be Lewis and Wellington at
number one, Johnson and Bradley at
two, and Boucher and Merle Brown
at number three.
NEW YORK, April 21.- (AP)-
Probable pitchers in the major
American League: Washington
at New York, Wynn s. Chandler;
Boston at Philadelphia, Hughson
vs. Flores or Wolff; St. Louis at
Chicago, Calehouse vs. Smith; De-
troit at Cleveland, Trucks vs. Har-
National League: St. Louis at
Cincinnati, Gumbert or White vs.
Starr; New York at Brooklyn,
Lohrnian vs. Head or Macon;
Philadelphia at Boston, Rowe -vs.
Javery; Pittsburgh at Chicago,
Gornicki vs. Passeau.
"THEY GIVE THEIR
War Bonds Today
Eleven Trackmen Leave
Today for Penn Relays
Eleven Wolverine trackmen board
the early east-bound train at 6:45
this morning enroute to the famous
Penn Relays held every year in Phil-
Doherty has possibly six relay
combinations which may see action
in the Friday and Saturday races.
The strongest foursome will un-
doubtedly be Michigan's well-known
two-mile relay squad, but the cinder
mentor also holds his sprint-medley
aggregation in high regard.
Two-Mile Team Favored
Running on the two-mile team ar
the four men whose names are rap-
idly becoming nationally familiar:
Captain Dave Matthews, Ross Hume,
Johnny Roxborough, and Bob Ufer.
This group is favored to walk away
with top honors the coming week-
The sprint-medlay has a good
chance of finishing in front, too.
Ufer will start it with the 440, Chuck
Pinney and Leonard Alkon will dash
the 220's, and Matthews will wind
it up with his half-mile.
In addition Doherty will probably
enter teams in the mile relay .and
distance medley. While these two
are not rated as highly as the two-
There will be a meeting of the
M-Club at eight o'clock Thursday
in the Union. All those men who
have recently won their varsity
letters are especially invited to
mile and sprint-medley, they are not
to be overlooked. On the mile com-
bination would be Matthews, fresh-
man Bill Matney, Willis Glas, and
Ufer. Matney, a star of Coach Chet
Stackhouse's frosh squad, has been
outstanding during the past week.
The distance-medley will be com-
posed of Glas in the quarter, Rox-
borough for the half, Bob Hume in
the %-mile, and Ross Hume in the
Two Others Possible
Two other possibilities are the 880
relay and the four-mile relays. The
former is more likely to be entered,
with Pinney, Matthews, Glas, and
Alkon carrying the baton.
Besides the relay events, George
Kraeger, freshman shot-putter, is
entered in both the shot put and
discus events. Kraeger heaved the
iron ball 46'7" in practice the other
day to earn his place on the traveling
Doherty plans to go to New York
City from Ann Arbor today, arriving
at midnight. After an overnight
stop there the team will go to Phila-
delphia Friday morning, staying in
the Quaker City for the rest of the
meet. After the events Saturday
they will return to New York, stay
all night, and return Sunday morn-
ing, arriving home at 11:23 p.m.
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CLEVELAND,.April 21.- (P)- The
veteran Tommy Bridges pitched a
brilliant six-hit American League
opener today, but young Jim Bagby
hurled an even better game and
khnoclied in the winning run in the
ninth inning to give the Cleveland
Indians a 1 to. 0 victory over the
For eight innings 36-year-old Tom-
my matched goose eggs before a slim
crowd of 13,847 fans with young
Bagby, whose dad once was the bat-
terymate of Steve O'Neill, Detroit
Manager. Then in the ninth the
Tribe loaded the bases with out out,
and O'Neill called a conference at
It was decided that Bridges would
stayin the game to pitch to Bagby,
who had gathered- two singlesI and
lined to the outfield. Tommy worked
cautiously and pitched a ball, just
missing the corner. On the next
pitch Bagby hit the ball deep to right
field, and ex-Tiger Roy Cullenbine
raced from third after the catch for
the vital run.
* * *
Browns 3, Chisox 0.
Pirates 6, Cubs 0.
Reds 1, Cardinals 0.
Other games postponed.
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