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reat LakesLeads Wolverines in First Half of NAAI


Smith Breaks World s
200- Yard Swim Record
Adolph Kiefer Individual Star in Stell['
Vitory-Leads Fieldy y Lap To Win

Tigers To Meet
(ubs in Two
Ga meSes;


By AL RAYMOND own T-Bone Martin who offered
Great Lakes, the much touted competition for the National C
swimmers from the shores of Lake giate Champ, Charles Battermai
Michigan, lived up to expectations he fought neck-and-neck right u
last night as they walked off with the last dive. It was then that
team honors, leading Michigan by terman, Columbia's star di
eight points, as they chalked up walked out into the lead, fin
twenty points toward the National defeating Dobby by eighteen po
AAU championships in the Univer- By far the most interesting e
sity of Michigan pool. of the evening, if one is to judg
Kiefer Stars the cheers of the crowd, was
It was Adolph Kiefer, however, 300-yard individual medley.
who stole individual honors last eve- crowd seemed to sense a record,
ning, as he swam the 300-yard indi- when the many officials gath
vidual medley in the record breaking together to compare times, with
time of 3:23.9. This clocking cut four magnifying glass used to increase
and nine-tenths seconds off of Kie- accuracy of their readings, it
fer's former American record of Adolph Kiefer by a lap and th
3:28.1. Announcing Kiefer's record- quarters. Kiefer picked up four
breaking feat, Matt Mann said, "The ords to add to his long list of
record for this event is 3:28.1. Ladies holdings, in the medley event, al
and Gentlemen, you have just seen broke the American record he se
that record smashed to smithereens." 1(41, the AAU record he set in 1
Thus did the crowd learn of Adolph and the pool record he also se
Kiefer's stellar performance. , 1941. Of course, this American re
First leg of the medley, the breast- is also classed as a world's recor
stroke, gave the evening's winner of the books of most fans, for ther
that event, Joe Verdeur, of the Phil- no other man whohas gone this
adelphia YMCA, a chance to build tance in such fast time.
up a substantial lead over his nearest Michigan in Second Place
competitor, Adolph Kiefer, back- Michigan, holding down sec
stroker from the Naval Station at place in the meet so far, with
Bainbridge, Md. points to its credit, garnered
Backstroke Tells the Tale greatest laurels in the 400-yard f
His lead was short-lived, however, style relay, as the "A" and
for Kiefer proceeded to put on the entrants picked up ten points
heat in the next 100 yards, swimming placing second and third respect
his specialty, the backstroke. Before ly. This race, developing into a c
one lap had been completed, Kiefer test between the two Michigan te
had almost caught Verdeur, and soon for second place, and Ann Ar
Kiefer was far in the lead, churning High School and Detroit Boy's C
the length of the pool in record time. for fourth, was won easily by
Last 100 yards was the free-style, and outstanding swimmers from G
Kiefer maintained his lead, swim- Lakes. Ann Arbor High took fou
ming off to a record-breaking victory. The breaststroke, 220 yards
Bill Smith, the former Ohio State closely fought swimm'ing, was
flash, who now hails from Great by Joseph Verdeur, swimming
Lakes, lived up to expectations in 2:40.3. The record for this even
this first evening (4 swimming, as he held by Jack Kaskey of Michig
streaked to a world's record in the
200-yard freestyle, while going on to
win the 220-yard freestyle, first event Ci nt i it h it
on the program. In winning the -'-'ElJfl(l.7rI
event, Smith not only broke the AAU
record held by Alan Ford, but beat yng Trophy
his own time in the event when he
swam it in 1943. Thus, while Smith MOTELMac 31-(
di nt ange to break th wol ys~IONTREAL, March 31.- (/
Clint Smith, who piled up an as
record in the 220 (he holds it now, record as center for the Bent
orld's recordidtmanage to set200 o Smith-Mosienko line of the Chic
wo:ld.s rBlackhawks, today was awarded
1:55'1. t Lady Byng Trophy as the Nati(
Great Lakes Takes Team Honors Hockey League player who best c
It was easily Great Lakes for the bined sportsmanship with play
greater part of the evening, as mem- ability during the past season.
ters of that contingent placed one, It is the second time the tro
three and five in the 220-yard free-haboettentiefAsnb
style, and second and fifth in the has gone to the native of Assi
divipg. In diving, it was Michigan's Sask., during an li-year professi
~- --- --- - -- - - - - ---- hockey career.
Detroit Catcher (Cardinals D e
Rejected for To Replae Me
M ilitary Service CAIRO, Ill., March 31.-(A)-
EVANSVILLE, Id.,, March 31.--(P) St. Louis Cardinals have more rea
-The Tigers received word tonight to be thankful for their farm sysl
from Dallas, Texas, that Paul Rich- this season than at any time s
ards, their first string catcher last Branch Rickey's brain-child
season, was rejected for military serv- produced the stars for a world che
ice because of an old knee injury. pionship team in 1926.
Richards said he would report Sun- "This is the third war year of be
day along with third baseman Pinky ball," said Manager Billy Southw
Higgins, who has been training at today, "and the draft has made1
the University of Texas. mendous inroads on manpower
Richards caught 100 games for the farms have sent us Emil Vert
Detroit in 1943. He batted a slim a fine infielder, to replace Lou K
.200 and drove in 32 runs. However, and Augie Bergamo, a promi
he was an exceptionally good handler outfielder, to replace Harry Wai
of pitchers and possessed a strong "Also, we must depend this
throwing arm. This season the Ti- on young pitchers to replace ti
ers have Bob Swift, acquired from lost to the armed forces and int
Philadelphia, to share the catching department, too, the farms h
duties. come through. Al Jurisich, Blix D
The Tigers also announced that nelly, Bud Byerly and Fred Schn
Ralph Siewert, six-foot 11-inch bat- were developed on our farms. I d
ting practice pitcher, had been op- know where we'd get four men
tioned to Memphis of the Southern these if we didn't have a farm sys
Association. He will report April 3. functioning so efficiently."
New Powder To Be Tested for

Waterproof Baseball Diamonds

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Don Ross in Limited<
Service; York Reports, anyc
For Physical Exam Marin
EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 31.-(P) Bob
-The Tigers will resume their spring year
exhibition schedule tomorrow by tutela
meeting the Chicago Cubs, regarded an in
as one of the foremost National left f:
League clubs, in the opener of ajBe
two-game week-end series. Detroit er's p
divided two games last week-end quest
with the Chicago White Sox. his v


Sum mar iesI

936, 200 Yard Free Style
t in Won by Bill Smith, Great Lakes;
cord Jack Hill, Naval Station from Olathe,
d in Kansas, second; Jerry Kerschner,
re is Great Lakes, third; Keo Nakama,
dis- Ohio State, fourth; Walter Ris, Great
Lakes, fifth; time 2:08.0.
220 Yard Breast Stroke
ond Won by Joseph Verdeur, North
12 Philadelphia YMCA; Elroy Heidke,
its Purdue, second; Richard Domeraski,
ree- Lake Shore A.C., third; Norman
"B" Zheutlin, Princeton, fourth; Robert
by Sturgpner. Indiana, fifth: time
ive- 2:40.3.
con- Low Board Diving
ams Won by Charles Batterman, Co-
rbor lumbia, 400.50; Strother Martin,.
Club Great Lakes, second, 384.70; Hobie
the Billingsley, Erie, Pa., Strong-Vincent
reat A.C., third, 311.30; Bob Stone, Ohio
rth. State, fourth, 282.10; John Galvich,
"of Great Lakes, fifth, 265.90; Barney Ci-
won priane, Detroit Boys' Club, sixth,
in 262.30; Harold Kallman, Fremont,
at is Ohio, seventh, 260.30.
gan. 300 Yard Individual Medley
Won by Adolph Kiefer. Naval Sta-
tion, Bainbridge, Md.; Joseph Ver-
deur, North Philadelphia A.C., sec-
ond; Charles Fries, Michigan, third;
Tom Gastineau, Riviera Club, Ind-

The Tigers worked two hours to-
day in warm sunshine in preparation
for the Cub series, but the principal
developments were on the Selective
Service front. Don Ross, handy man
infielder-outfielder who is expected
to open the American League season
as Detroit's right fielder, disclosed
that his Arcadia, Calif., draft board
had accepted him for limited service.
Ross has a hernia.
Ross may be available for some
time, thus giving the Tigers an out-
field that appears reasonably certain
to remain intact. Jimmy Outlaw in
left field is 4-F and Roger Cramer
in center field will be 38 in July.
Meanwhile, Rudy York made ar-
rangements to take his pre-induction
physical examination in Evansville,
probably before the squad breaks
camp April 11. He had been ordered
to take the examination Monday at
Cartersville, Ga.
Pitcher Joe Orrel, who finished
last season at Detroit following his
purchase from Portland of the Pacif-
ic Coast League, likewise arranged
to take his draft examination hero.
Orrell arrived today from National
City, Calif., where he was reclassified
1-A. He worked last winter in a
foundry and reported at 185 pounds
some 25 pounds lighter than in 1943.
Hal Newhouser, Zeb Eaton and
Joe Mare will pitch against the Cubs
tomorrow. Newhouser looked good in
three innings against the White Sox
although an error let in three runs.
Eaton, former Texas Leaguer who
received a medical discharge from
the Army, and Mare, trying to make
a comeback at 33, are making their
first exhibition starts. Both are
The Cubs will start Hank Wyse, Ed
Hanyzewski and Johnny Burrows on
the mound. Paul Derringer, who beat
Detroit in the deciding game of the
1940 World Series, will hurl for Chi-
cago along with Paul Erickson and
Bill Fleming Sunday when the Tigers
will use Elon Hogsett, Paul Trout and
Frank Overmire.
Manager Steve O'Neill has rein-
forced the Tiger lineup with Roger
Cramer, Don Heffner and Ross who
are appearing for the first time. The
batting order: Cramer, cf; Heffner,
2b; Outlaw, f; York, lb; Eddie Mayo,
ss; Ross, rf; Edward (Red) Borom,
or Joe Wood, 3b; Bob Swift or James
(Hack) Miller, c.
In today's drill, O'Neill worked be-
hind the plate in batting practice and
was particularly impressed by pitcher
Ruffus Gentry. who arrived belatedly
a week ago.
'He showed me plenty of stuff and
speed," said O'Neill, "and he may
be ready to pitch against the Pitts-
burgh Pirates next week."
La Motta Decisions
Woods in 10 Rounds
CHICAGO, March 31.--(P)-Jackie
La Motta, the one-man riot from the
Bronx, registered his tenth successive
victory in the last nine months by
beating Sgt. Lou Woods, Camp
Grant, Ill., in a blstering ten round
battle in the Chicago Stadium.
The verdict, however, was split
with Referee Walter Brightmore and
one judge voting for La Motta, while
the other judge ballotted for Woods.

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Nussbaumer Hopes To dill
bt;il, I 3 th ,ott yarsa, y Nt
By JOAN LINDSAY football and track and won minor
would rather play baseball than letters in both sports and in the
other game." says 19-year-old spring made the varsity baseball
ie Bob Nussbaumer from Oak team. As a halfback on the football3
Ill. squad. Bob stepped into Elroy'
, who is beginning his second Hirsch's shoes after the "Ghost" was
of varsity baseball under the injured. The records show the shoe
ge of Ray Fisher, is working on fit very well.
field position after playing in Bob reported to Coach Ken Doh-
ield last season. erty for the indoor track season and
ause second only to Ray Fish- finished the season by winning a
itching problem is the infield fourth in the low hurdles and fifth
on, Fisher has been. shifting I1in the dash at the Big Ten track
eteran material around to try meet.
at both infield and outfield "Nuss" got his start in sandlot ballI
ons. Bob Nussbaumer at one of playing on American Legion teams.
nfield positions may be part of After his team won the Illinois state
nswer. championship in 1941, Bob was
4sbaumer came to Michigan in singled out by the Chicago Cubs to
ill of 1942 from Oak Park High attend their baseball school the next
heralded as their outstanding summer. 45 boys from all over the
"ound athlete, where he partici-I country were brought together to
in football, track, baseball and work out with the Cubs for nine
tball. After playing three years weeks. It was at this school that Bob
itball, Bob was chosen All-State vk.ItwsathschothtBb
ack on the Associated Press met his favorite ballplayer, Bill Nich-
Hckwos theoAssodiatedhPres- olson, the 1943 National League
He was a forward on the bas- homerun king. Nicholson took par-
H11 squad, and as a track man ticular interest in Bob and gave him
he Chicago city championship many pointers about covering the
e low hurdles and the 60-yard outer garden.n
Bob's high school baseball
on which he played center- Bob, who would like to play pro..
won the Illinois state cham- fessional baseball after the war, says
hip. i of Bill, "He's a top combination of a
)n entering the University, great . ball player and a real fellow,
aumer went out for freshman and he really helped me a lot. I
--mr - owould like to try to equal his perfor-
_mances some day."
+ 0I Nussbaumer has a lot of speed and
Y m nIa good throwing arm. Last season,
his hitting was not up to par and,
gal ( therefore Coach Bay Fisher has had
h""" a him pay particular attention to his
fact that Ann Arbor High batting in order to utilize his abili-.
l walked off with fourth place ti"Whetheie plays in the infield
e 400 yard freestyle relay can or outfield," commented Ray Fisher,'
ily be attributed to Matt Mann ,Nussbaumer' should be in the .300
ho churned the 100 yards with Nsac meson."h.
11_.p- ---T-bracket this season,"

Ahead iim Open
Golf Tourneyk__
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 31.
( P)- Philadelphia's Harold (Jug)
McSpaden, gallery favorite, led the
first round parade in the $6,666
Knoxville Open Golf Tournament to-
day but a drove of darkhorses and at
least one well-known shotmaker were
dogging his putts.
McSpaden, who won the pro-ama-
teur warm up yesterday with a rec-
ord-tying 63 on the par 70 municipal
course, was three strokes over that
form today. Trailing him with a 67
was Jimmy Johnson of Detroit, a
rank outsider.
Tied for third with 68's were Craig
kWood, the duration open national
champion, Tonny Penna of Dayton,
and another outsider, Dave Clark of
Houston, Tex.
Toledo's "Lord" Byron Nelson, for-
mer National Open and Masters
Champion who has been chosen most
likely to give McSpaden a race, fired
a 69 to tie for fourth with Bob
Hamilton of Evansville, Ind. Six
players, including Sammy Byrd of
Philadelphia, were bunched at 70.
The others were George Low, Clear-
water, Fla., Nathan Smith, Chatta-
nooga, Tenn., Joe Zarhardt, Norris-
town, Pa., George McAlister, Dur-
ham, N.C., and Joe Taylor, .lohnson
City, Tenn.
McSpaden was in fine form with
his putts, sinking 10, 8, 12 and 10-
footers on the front line and another
10-footer on the back side. His ap-
proach shots were excellent. Wood
and Byrd were firing well and gal-
leryites were attentive as the bond
tourney sponsors abruptly raised the
prize money to the odd $6,666 figure.
Two well known linksmen, Jimmy
Hines of Amsterdam, N.Y., and thme
veteran Johnny Revolta, Evanston,
Ind., were well back with 71's, shar-
ing that spot with Ott Willowett of

4')- I

ianapolis, fourth; John McCarthy,
Michigan, fifth; time 3.23.0.
400 Yard Free Style Relay
Won by Great Lakes (B. Smith, J.
Kerschner, D. Burton, W. Ris),
3:29.1; Second, Michigan "A", (Mer-
ton Church, Ace Cory, Bill Kogen,
Charles Fries), 3.35.5; Third, Michi-
gain "B", (Paul Maloney, J. McCar-
thy, Gordon Pulford, T. R. Potts),
3:45.8; Fourth, University High
School (M. Mann, J. Tobias, D. Ste-
phenson, T. Coates), 3:55.0; fifth,
Detroit Boys' Club (D. 'Cogan, J.
Marte, A. Pylakas, E. Pinkerton)

nd on iarm System
1n in Armed Forces
The As a matter of fact, the Cardinals
ason also owe thanks to a benevolent boss
stem ( in Detroit, a group of cannery work-
ince ers in Richmond, Calif. and the De-
firstI troit Tigers.
Verban is heralded as one of the
am- finest fielding second-basemen ever
to come to the Cardinals. Playing
ase- with Alexandria, La., in 1938, he was
orth ostensibly released but was ordered
tre- to report to Hot Springs, Ark., an-
but other Detroit Farm Club. Instead,
ban, he signed with the Cardinals. He
lein batted .310 at Houston in 1942 but
sing slipped to .257 at Columbus last year.
ker Bergamo, .324-hitting outfielder at
year Columbus, got into baseball when
chose ( his factory boss in Detroit gave himr
that a week off to attend a Cardinal try-
iave out camp. And Mickey Burnett,
)on- rookie infielder-outfielder from Sac-.
midt ramento, won his professional start
on't with the aid of fellow workers at the
like Richmond cannery, who pooled their
tem funds to send him to a Cardinal
Southworth has taken the strain
off' his four recruit pitchers, telling
them they 411 were going to stay
with the Cardinals. Byerly won nine
and lost 21 with a weak Sacramento
Club; Donnelly won 17, lost 8 with
Rochester; Schmidt won 13 and lost
10 with the same team, and Jurisich
lting was in the Coast Guard last season.

plenty of speed. In fact. all the Ann
Arbor High teammates swam well,
and held their own against the stiff-
est competition the world has to
The crowd wasn't what it will be
tonight, but then, the Navy had to
leave before the relay was begun, and
the 100-yard event, easily the attrac-
tion of the meet, is scheduled for
Matt Mann, during the course of
the evening, let it be known that
there are no tickets for sale for
Saturday night's event, and standing
room only for Saturday afternoon.
at two-bits a throw.
The diving almost saw a new na-
tional champion crowned, as T-Bone
Martin, Michigan's ex-diving champ,
led Charlie Batterman by one point
right up to the final dive. That last
dive told the tale, however, as
T-Bone tried a complicated dive
which could only end up in his get-
ting lost in mid-air. No one could
know where he was going in such a
dive, and T-Bone was no exception.
He got lost!
Between halves, so to speak, there
was an exhibition of precision swim-
ming by two girls from Chicago, and
later on, a swimming race by three
young Ann Arbor girls. Local color,
and the new champ was given a
Cubs, White Sox May Meet
I In All Chicago Series
FRENCH LICK, Ind., March 31.-
(IP)-Tomorrow being April Fools'
Day, this is as good a time as any to
reveal there is a growing conviction
the Cubs and White Sox may meet in
an all-Chicago World Series this fall.
The best qualifications the two
clubs have of becoming World SeriesI
rivals for the first time in 38 years
is their exceptionally large stock of
draft ineligibles. Thirteen Cubs and
19 White Sox are currently exempt.

Besides playing baseball, basket
ball, football and track, Bob still ha
one other sporting interest-and tha


NEW YORK, March 31.-(A)-Sid-
ney (Beau Jack) Walker of Augusta,
Ga., former holder of the New York
version of the lightweight champion-
ship, outpointed Juan Zurita of Mex-
ico City, holder of the NBA light-
weight crown, in a close ten-rounder
tonight in Madison Square Garden.
Ex-ISC Track Star Dies
LANSING, March 31.-OP)---Fun-

Beau Jack weighed 136, and Zurita
A crowd of 17,593 contributed to a
gross gate of $87,802.
It was a thrilling, punch-packed
scrap all the way, with the judges
deciding the ex-bootblack landed the
heavier blows. There were no knock-
downs, although both fighters ap-
peared in trouble on occasions as they
battered each other about the ring.
Referee Frank Fullam gave Beau

is hocke.Srn ~ " ~ '
A second semester junior physical 'P Still W y
education major, Bob is treasurer ofI Lower Michigan-cloudy with oc-
Sphinx and a member of Sigma Chi casional light snow Saturday except
fraternity. in extreme south portion.
Beau Jack Oitpoints Juan Zurita
-wtTssleat Garden

eral services will be held here Mon- Jack seven rounds, Zurita two and
day for Clark S. Chamberlain II, called one even. Judge Marty Mon-
roe called six for Beau and four for
nationally known Michigan State i h J Jundfm r
natinall knwn Mchian SateZurita, while Judge Jim Hagen gave
College distance runner of a decade Jack six, Zurita three and called the
ago, who died today at the age of 34. other a toss-up.


Ann Arbor Defends Volley
EAST LANSING, March 31.-(P)-
The State YMCA volley ball cham-
pionships will bring six teams hereE
Saturday for the final competition.,
Ann Arbor, the defending champion,i
will send one team, Detroit two and
one each is entered from Grand Rap-
ids, Owosso and Lansing.
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ST. LOUIS, March 31.-P')-"Game
Iostponed, wet grounds," may dis- i
appear from baseball language if a It
chemically treated resin combination
developed by a powder company per-
forms as well on the baseball diamondt
as it has for the armed forces.
It makes soil waterproof. Roads'
treated with the substance remainl
dusty even though covered with sev-
eral inches of water, and Theodore
Marvin, of the Hercules Powder Con-
pany, thinks that it will do the same
thing for basepaths, pitchers' mounds
and batters' boxes.
"Of course, we can't tell for cer-


soil. The soil then is rolled, resul
in a waterproof surface retain
the same characteristics as theo
inal soil.
"Until it rains, nobody can tell
difference in the appearance of
soil that has been treated," Ma
said. "But after the rain grour
keepers will be able to sweep the N
paths dry."

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