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In Chicago To
CHICAGO, March 7.-()-Big Ten
football coaches, some of whom are
advocating unlimited spring and
summer drills, will meet in Chicago
Thursday and Friday.
Directors of athletics also will con-
vene to select the site and dates for
the annual conference outdoor track
and field championships, discuss the
feasibility of continuing tennis, golf
and baseball in the face of a man-
power shortage and transact other
Major John L. Griffith, Big Ten
Athletic Commissioner, acknowledg-
ing that the matter of keeping inter-
collegiate athletics going has become
a growing problem, said:
"The spring semesters at some of
the universities close the middle of
April, and this means that it is pretty
hard for the men at those universi-
ties to know whether they will have
enough men to play out the baseball
season or to do very much in track,
tennis and. golf. I'm sure, however,
that we will go ahead with all our
Some of the coaches reported to be
in favor of unlimited spring practices
were Harry Stuhldreher of Wisconsin
and Fritz Crisler of Michigan. Oth-
ers advocate extension of summer
drills from four to five or six weeks,
and still others believe the regulation
four weeks' drill is sufficient. Wis-
consin, Minnesota, Illinois and Pur-
due are reported as the only Big Ten
schools which have definitely sched-
uled spring grid drills.
Service Tea ms
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WASHINGTON, March 7.-.(P)-
Major League Baseball Clubs may
play pre-season exhibition games
with service teams without restric-
tion, the Office of Defense Trans-
portation said today, as long as the
games are held near the ball teams'
spring training camps.
This means that the pre-season ex-
hibitions will be viewed only by those
soldiers and sailors quartered north
of the famed "Landis - Eastman
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lost before exam week. Faintly
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ward. Call 6662.
LOST-Blue angora gloves on cam-
pus a week ago Saturday. Re-
ward. Please call 24471.
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University High School, or Michi-
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U Hall or phone 5258. Reward.
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Sports Building. Inscription in-
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initials P.T.A. Please return at'
least the keys. Call Pat 25631.
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at V-Ball containing key, please
return it. Call 22539.
ARE YOU male, female, single, mar-
ried, divorced or Phi Bet? Don't
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Plans for New
Bagby Only Holdout
So Far; Just Two
With Complete Squads
NEW YORK, March 7.-(P)--Virt-
ually the only avowed holdout as
major league baseball shows the
first signs of awakening from its
winter organization is Jim Bagby of
the. Cleveland Indians.
A major league survey by the As-
sociated Press today revealed that
while Washington and Pittsburgh are
the only clubs which could field a
complete squad at this time none
of the remaining outfits anticipates
trouble signing its hirelings despite
a few rumblings to the contrary.
While Bagby probably wouldn't ob-
ject to more of the Cleveland gold,
his primary reason for not having
signed is his distaste for playing
out another season under Manager
Lou Boudreau, and that't not likely
to happen. Only a physical exam-
ination stands between Bagby and
the Maritime Service and Boudreau
is IA in the draft.
Luis Olmo, fleet centerfielder, and
Rube Melton, squire of the Missing
Acres Ranch in the Carolines, are
two of the old-style holdouts and are
asking more money from the Brook-
Biggest problem at St. Louis is
Morton Cooper, ace Cardinal pitcher.
He has indicated that he could both
smile and pitch for $17,500-an in-
crease of $5,000-and Owner Sam
Breadon says he anticipates no dif-'
William Dewitt, vice-president of
the Browns, expects "trouble signing
one player-but he isn't a regular."
PittsbUrgh sets the National League
pace with 22 of-29 players in the fold
but outfi'elder'Viace Diinaggio, with
whom President William E. Bens-
wanger recently had a "friendly vis-
it," remains unsigned. Everything
is serene with-both Boston clubs and
at Cincinnati where 18 of 28 players
have initialed pacts and four of the
remaining ten have agreed verbally
It is the same way with the two
New York teams and-the Philadelphia
entries but the tune is different
There Thornton Lee, who under-
went a double operation this winter
on his, pitching arm, s balking at
taking the White Sox's conditional
contract and Phil Cavarretta and
Bill Nicholson of the Cubs want more
Detroit's 11 signees include -Paul
(Dizzy) Trout, 20-game winner, who
reportedly got a, big pay boost. Fif-
teen Tigers remain unsigned.
W ings Whip
BOSTON, Mass., March 7.-(P)-
The Bruins, with manager Art Ross
back on the bench for the first time
in more than a month, used four
defensemen for the first time this
season, including Jack Crawford, who
still is bothered by an injured arm.
That array of secondaries, how-
ever, did not prevent the Wings from
scoring three times in each of the
first two periods and twice in the
finale. Two of their tallies were reg-
istered while a Bruin was resting in
the penalty box.
Another to play a prominent part
in the decisive Detroit triumph was
Carl Liscombe, who collected five
assists to raise his season's point
total to 66.
Big Ten Meet To Be
By BILL LAMBERT
Michigan's powerful track team
which has bowled over Western Mich-
igan, Notre Dame and Illinois in suc-
cession as well as making stellar ex-
hibitions in eastern invitational
meets, will be out to add the Indoor
defending his 1943 Conference title.
Ufer, who also holds the NAAU 600-
yard championship, established his
indoor 440 record two years ago this
week-end at the Conference meet
in the Chicago Filed House. The 440
this Saturday is expected to be strict-
ly a dual between these indoor and
outdoor champs, and may indicate
what to expect this spring when the
teams take to the outdoor.s
Ross Hume Defends Title
Ross Hume, *1943 Big Ten mile
champion, will also be defending his
title, but possibly will share the
honors with brother Bob, in view of
their previous dead-heat firsts in
their mile runs so far this season.
The twins may possibly double back
in some other event during the meet,
but nothing has been set definitely
this early in the week.
Elmer Swanson, the Wolverine's
husky hurdler, who has been one of
the most consistent point - getters
this year, will toe the mark against
Bob Hinkle of Illinois in the highs,
and after the former's time of :8.8
against the Illini last Saturday, he
should have a good chance of bring-
ing the hurdle title back to Ann Ar-
bor. He will also again meet Buddy
Young, the hurdle ace from Illinois,
who last week nosed him out in the
lows, and could he get a fast break
he might upset Young and cop first
Mile Relay To Be One of Features
The mile relay should be one of
the meet's feature events, and al-
though Coach Doherty's quartet beat
out Illinois last week, the fact that
neither Young nor Kelley, both ex-
ceptional dash men, ran, means that
if they are used this week, they will
be a serious threat to the relay crown.
Will Glas, a member of last years'
mile relay team, will be again run-
ning for the Maize and Blue in his
first appearance this year. His medi-
cal school duties prevented him from
coming out sooner, and as a result,
he has not rounded into shape yet
Bob Nussbaumer and Bruce Blan-
chard, both of whom are potential
Conference stars, are still bemng
hampered somewhat by leg injiuies.
and there is some doubt. as to t heir
condition for the meet. Julius With-
erspoon, who has been steadily im-
Eleven Cagers Receive
1944 Varsity A wards
Dave Strack Elected Honorary Capla;ll;
Tommr1y IKing VotedI Most Vailtale PMay'r
By DAVE LOEWENBERG
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan an-
ununced last night that eleven var-
sity awards have been presented to
members of the 1944 basketball team.
Those receiving the coveted 'M'
were Elroy Hirsch, Wausau, Wis.;
Charles Ketterer, Detroit; Tom King,
East Lansing; John Leddy, San
Francisco, Calif.; Don Lund, Detroit;
Bill Seymour, La Grange, Ill.; Dick
Shrider, Glenford, O.; Dave Strack,
Indianapolis, Ind.; Wayne Thomp-
son, South Bend, Ind.; Rex Wells,
Twin Falls, Id.; Bob Wiese, James-
Reserve awards were given to
Bruce Hilkene, Indianapolis, Ind.;
Bill Oren, Evart, Mich.; Al Pertile,
Bessemer, Mich.; Walter Rankin,
Detroit; Art Renner, Sturgis, Mich.;
Bob Stevens, Sidney, Ind., and Robb
Rutledge Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Strack and King Honored
Deadly Dave Strack, Michigan's
long range shooting expert, was elec-'
ted honorary captain for the season.
In addition, Strack was chosen by
the Detroit Free Press as the out-
standing basketball player in the
state of Michigan. Strack finished in
tenth place in the Big Ten individual
Slender Tommy King, Lansing's
sharpshooting star, was elected the
most valuable player on the Michi-
gan cage squad. King thereby be-
comes eligible for the Western Con-
ference trophy annually presented t2
the outstanding performer in the
Big Ten. King wound up the season
in sixth place in the Western Con-
ference individual scoring race.
These recent elections have con-
eluded Michigan's cage activities for
the 1943-44 season. It was a heart-
breaking year for the Wolverine team
as time and time again the Maize
and Blue dropped decisions in the
last minute of play.
Michigan Ties Illini
Michigan wound up the season
with a record of five wins against
seven losses, placing them in a sixth
place tie with Illinois in the Western
Michigan's record against non-
conference opposition was only medi-
ocre. They scored victories over Cen-
tral Michigan, Fort Custer and Rom-
ulus Air Base, while bowing twice to
Western Michigan and once to Fort
Custer in a return engagement.
Footbal ers, To
CLEVELAND, March 7.-(P)-Un-
attached football players became fair
game for the Chicago Rams today-
with a price on their heads.
Charles (Chili) Walsh, coach and
vice-president of Cleveland's Nation-
al Football League entry, said he
would "pay $50 for information lead-
ing to the capture and contracting
of any football player who is avail-
able and eligible under league rules,
and who will remain with the club
for at least three regularly scheduled
MaCuSO Asks Increase
HOUSTON, Tex., March 7.-(jP)_
Gus Mancuso, veteran catcher of the
New York Giants, said tonight he
would not report next Tuesday for
spring-training "unless I am offered
better terms." Mancuso said he had
been asked to take a $1,500 salary
Conference Championship to their
1944 string of victories, when they
travel to the Chicago Field House
this Saturday night.
The competing teams will be bring-
ing a roster of starts-among them,
Bob Kelley, 1943 outdoor 440 and 880
Conference champion from Illinois,
will be seeking to make it tough
for Michigan's Bob Ufer, world's 440
indoor record-holder, who will be
proving, may, however, bolster the
George Kraeger, a standout on
Fritz Crisler's forward line last fall,
will be throwing the shot for the
Wolverines, and going by his latest
practice heaves, he has. chances of
grabbing some top honors in his spe-
cialty. Kraeger placed second in the
Conference outdoor meet last spring.
Iowa Enters NCAA
IOWA CITY, Ia., March 7.-(/')-
The University of Iowa has accepted
an invitation to compete in the,
Western NCAA basketball playoff at!
Kansas City March 24-25, E. G.
Schroeder, Director of Athletics, an-
High School Cage Tournament
Under Way in Lower Peninsula
Oratorical Association Lecture Course
MADAME KOO LECTURE
Scheduled for March 8
'ierrre Clemenceau, grandson of the Premier of Franc, \World
War 1, will speak on March 16 on "France-Today and Tomor-
row." Tickets issued for the Madame Koo lecture will admit.
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DETROIT, March 7.-(-P)-The
fight for berths in the final round of
the Michigan High School Basket-
ball Championships opens tomorrow
night at two lower peninsula centers
and then flares the following night
into completion at 23 communities
from Detroit to Houghton.
Regional tournaments at Ferndale
and Dearborn 'start tomorrow, 24
hours earlier than the others. By
Saturday night, the 225 survivors
vast starting field of 700 teams will
be reduced to 48 qualifiers for the fi-
nals-32 schools in four divisions in
the lower peninsula and 16 in four
divisions above the straits of Mac-
The state finals are March 16 to 18
at Lansing and Ishpeming.
Tomorrow's play will mark the
first appearance of class A teams
representing schools of 800 enroll-
ment. Spared the trouble of wading
through district eliminations because
there are only 40 schools in the top
division, the class A teams will be re-
duced to eight this week.
Four will be eliminated tomorrow
at Dearborn where once-beaten
Dearborn Fordson tops the program
in a game with Wyandotte. Other
partings are Dearborn vs. Dearborn
Ford Trade, Detroit Catholic Central
vs. Lincoln Park and Ecorse vs. De-
troit De La Salle.
At Ferndale, Royal Oak is matched
with Ferndale Lincoln tomorrow in
class A. In class B, Farmington meets
East Detroit and Flint Tech tackles
Play starts Thursday at St. Jo-
seph, Kalamazoo, Albion, Ypsilanti,
Pontiac, Lapeer, Lansing, Grand Ra-
pids, Muskegon, Saginaw, Flint, Mt.
Pleasant and Petoskey.
Upper peninsula district centers
are Cedarville, Iron Mountain, Es-
canaba, Marquette, Michigamme,
Iron River, Houghton and Ontona-
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