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Wolverine Baseball, Golf Teams Open 1944 Season


Fisher Names Startin
Hurlers Against Ober
Bowman, Schmidtke Win Pitching Berths;
Bill Gregor Paces Former Teammates
Coach Ray Fisher's 1944 Wolverine Outfielders Don Lund and B
baseball team leaves this morning for complete the list.
Oberlin, where they will open the Oberlin Has Navy Trainee:
season against the Ohio club in a The Oberlin team is ma
doubleheader. most entirely of Navy V-12
Of the 18 men on the traveling stationed on campus and
Of te 16menon te reurpng lettermen. Becau
squad, eight are possible pitchers in fact the actual strength of
the two games. Lefthander Bo Bow- has not yet been deter
man will start the first game while many of the members of
Dick Schmidtke a righthander who Unit have had previous
did some relief pitching last season, semi-pro experience. The
will pitch the second. In the major five top notch pitchers an
relief role Fisher has Elroy Hirsch,goodtcatchers.
who will start the game in right field g
and Who-has pitched six innings and Despite the rain ands
given up only two hits in the intra- Michigan team went thro
squad games. Besides Hirsch, south- their scheduled practice
paws Denny Manko, Jack Hackstadt, Coach Fisher put his nu
Ralph Strem, outfielder Bob Wiese team in the fieldeotd
and Al Willers, a righthander, will be needed workout. f
available. GeTedtwrt.
Also making the trip are infielders Gregor To Start
Elmer Swanson, Bob Stevenson, Coach Fisher's starting li
Charlie Ketterer, Bob Nussbaumer, the game will find Bill Gr
Bruce Blanchard and Mike Farnyk. Marine trainee who was to
from Oberlin March 1,
against his former tem
M ichi uan Host left field. Don Lund in c
"Ghost" Hirsch in right fie
The newly ordained first
Tr c Elmer Swanson, will start, a
Charlie Ketterer at secon
Track Carnival hitting BruceBlnhrBoNusamrttid
$1 Bob Nussbaumer at third
Bob Stevenson doing thei
The best of the state high school A Wolverine team has pla
track athletes will gather at Yost lin only once since 1912 and
Field House this afternoon and eve- in 1930 when Michigan wo
ning for the fifth annual running
of the State Invitational Indoor Y ork s nuri
Track Meet.
This meet, which is held under theB
supervision of the River Rouge Phys-Br g De r
ical Education Department, is being g
resumed this year after travel restric- over B-
tions caused the postponement of last
year's meet. More than 250 boys MUNCIE, Ind., April 14.-
representing some 20 state high dy York smashed two hom
schools, will compete in the events, day as the Tigers broke
As an added attraction, the Uni- rash of extra base hits to d
versity of Michigan track team, un- Pittsburgh Pirates, 7 to 2,i
der the direction of Coaches Ken Do hibition game before 631 sr
herty and Chester Stackhouse, will York connected off sout
perform in a track clinic. The Wol- win (Preacher) Roe in th
verine stars will perform in a relay and eighth innings, each ti
and hurdle and field events, man on base. The score w
Preliminaries in both dash and 1 to 1 and Roger Cramer wa
hurdle events will begin at 3 p.m. on an error when big RudyI
and the finals in all events will take ball over the left field fen
place at 7 p.m. The exhibition by the 340-foot miark to provide wl
Wolverines will start at 1:45 p.m. ed to be the wining margin.

ill Gregor
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Golfers Begin
Season Agaminst
U. of D. Squad

LOWdown on Sports
s. by BUD LOW
Associate Sports Editor

Marcelhis, Welling,
TV es, OellingForException That Proves the Rule ...
Tews, O 'Hara Form !
Wolver1ineF ou1rsomneHE MONTREAL Canadiens downed the Chicago Blackhawks 5 to 4
Thursday night to take the Stanley Cup in four straight games. Sup-
When the Maize and Blue links- posedly the Stanley Cup is emblematic of world hockey supremacy, and
men tee off to the University of one might say, "what is so strange about the Canadiens taking the well-
Detroitthis afternoon to begin the known trophy, since they were undoubtedly the class of the league."
1944 golf season, they take the field Statistics prove that the team that is the leader in the National Hockey
with little practice to meet a team League at the end of the regular season usually does not win the cup, and
that gathers its strength mostly from therefore this year the Montreal club was the exception that proved the
freshmen. rule. Until this year, the team that won the pennant repeated to win the
Coach Ray Courtright said last Stanley Cup only five times out of 14 seasons. The Boston Bruins, for
night that he would start Capt. Phil instance, finished in first or in a first-place tie seven times, yet won the
Marcellus, the only returning letter- cep only twice. On the other hand, the Chicago Blackhawks, who failed to

RALPH HODGIN (sliding)--Chicago White Sox outfielder, is out at
second base as the Chicago Cubs work a double play in the second in-
ning of the opening game of the Spring City series at Chicago. Don
Johnson, the Cub's rookie second baseman, throws to first to complete
double play on Grey Clarke, Sox third baseman. The Sox won in the
tenith, 2 to 9.
Tews Will Aid Golfers in Bid
For Third Consecutive Title
Having won the Big Ten Golf since. Tews was a caddy for several
Championship for the past two yearsyears and acquired some valuable
the 1944 golf squad hopes to makears experience on his many tours around
thre st4ght;sad onesof thmeoysthe links. He has picked up some of
three straight; and one oftthe boys the finer points of the game by
whom Cachlay rs rtis coun- watching the "big time" golfers; and
Tingheal on is Jk The remarked that of all the golfers
Tews is in the Navy V-12 program he has seen, Byron Nelson and Ben
and he came to the University of Hogan have the best styles.
Michigan July 1, 1943. This spring played in Tourenaments
he tried out for the golf team and
soon proved that he was one of the Tews has entered several golf tour-
outstanding players on the roster. His naments, and therefore he has more
natural golf style, powerful drive and confidence than the average college
accurate putting make him' a top player. His first competitive experi-
notch golfer; and this is one of the ence was gained in various caddie
reasons why Michigan is favored to matches, and he has played on the
keep the Conference golf crown. Bay City Tournament for -six years.
.ti. SoHe won this contest four times, and
Captai i High School he has been runner-up twice.
At Central High in Bay City, Tews Tews is a quiet, soft-spoken person.
played two years of golf and basket- He thinks that, "This year's team is
ball. He was captain of the linksters, very good, and one of the reasons
and made quite a name for himself in Michigan has such fine golf squads
both of these sports. Before joining is because Courtright is such an able
the Navy and coming to Ann Arbor, coach."
the Wolverine's new linksman went~
to Bay City Junior College. There he
not only distinguished himself as a Cavareua Is
golfer, but he was also on the varsity
cage squad winning letters in both C
of these activities.l1eua
Coach Courtright's stalwart charge,
first became interested in golf when Player Is Experienced
he was only ten years old, and he has

man from last year's championshipE
team, Jack Tews, Bob Welling and
Paul O'Hara. Courtright is not sure
what to expect from this foursome
as none of them have played much
this year.
Weather Has Held Up Practice
In spite of'the wealth of material
Courtright has had to choose from it
has been difficult to pick a starting
squad since the weather has con-3
stantly kept the boys off the course.
Such men as Duncan Noble, veteran
The 18-hole University of Michi-
gan golf course, located on Sta-
Ilium Blvd. near the, stadium, will
open today. There has been noI
change in fees from last season.
The charge for students and facul-
ty members, presenting identifica-
tion as such, will remain at fifty
cents for each round.
of last year, John Jenswold and Tom
Messinger have not been able to hand
in a score for 18 holes.
This initial match of the year con-
sists of only 18 holes. Though it may'
not be very good golfing weather
Courtright said he hoped Michigan
would take the honors. This is alsoI
the first match of the season for
Detroit so it is hard to tell what kind
of golf to expect from the freshmen.
Entire Squad To Pla Behind Varsity
The entire Wolverihe squad is play-
ing behind the varsity this afternoon.
The scores they turn in for this 18
holes will determine who will play
next Saturday against Northwestern,
last season's runner-up for the cham-
pionship, at Great Lakes. Today
Courtright has the chance to see his
entire squad in action on the links
and hopes to get an all-over view of
his material before Michigan goes
into Big Ten competition.
Spartans Plan
O neGridiron
Game in Fall,
EAST LANSING, April 14.-()-
Michigan State College, still beating
the bushes for football players after
a year's absence from the sport, is
sure of at least one gridiron game
next fall.
Athletic Director Ralph H. Young
reported today he had agreed formal-
ly to a game, previously tentative,
with the University of Missouri at
Columbia, Mo., Saturday, November


finish in first place during any one of
on two occasions.
In 1937 the Hawks finished 304K'
points (two points being given for
a win, one for a tie) behind Boston,
and then the Chicago team went
on to win the Stanley Cup in the
playoffs. In the 1929-30 season
the Bruins had a terrific team, los-
ing only five and tieing one out of
44 games. Montreal, who had lost
16 tilts and tied five, defeated Bos-
ton in two straight games in the
cup series (in those days the Stan-
ley Cup was decided by the winner
of two-out-of-three games).
Another strange occurence hap-
pened in 1933. Boston and Detroit
tied for the pennant, but neither

the 14 seasons, captured the trophy
were in the 'final series. Toronto
and the Rangers won the first set
of games, and then the two clubs
met in the finals with New York
coming out on top.
Detroit has finished first four
times, and taken the cup three
times, so the Red Wings have the
honor of being the club to ~finish in
first place and take the cup in the
same year three out of the five
times that it has happened. Tor-
onto has won the pennant twice,
and in two other years garnered
the Stanley Cup, for another un-
usual record.

STRANGER STILL, is the fact that from 1938 to 1942, seven teams (last
year the Rangers dropped out of the league) played all season to elim-
inate one club. The top six then entered the playoff brackets to determine
the winner of Lord Stanley's famous trophy. Some irate fan went so far
as to say that the National Hockey.League should drop the "1" from play-
off, and the "b" from brackets, making the Stanley Cup games the pay-off
The reason advanced for the fact that only five times have pennant
winners won the cup, is that in a short series a team will not play its -usual
brand of hockey, for there is too much at stake, consequently it places the
emphasis on defense, plays cautiously and hopes for'the best.
Who's Who
ONE of the strangest sports tales we have heard for some time oc-
curred "somewhere in the South Pacific" involving two Marines in a
boxing match. The two Marines, Harvey and Moe Weiss, are identical
twins, who not only look exactly alike, but wore the same kind of trunks
and fought in the 'same style. To further complicate matters, twins
were in their corners acting as seconds. When the fighters changed
corners at the end of the second round (at least they said they changed),
even their handlers could not tell them apart.
We imagine that the referee and judges were rather perturbed for a
while, but being typical Marines who overcome all obstacles, the judges
finally came up with a decision when they were tipped off that the boxers
had switched corners. The servicemen in the audience, as baffled as the
officials, cheered long and loud when the announcer came forth with,
"the winnah-Weiss," and pointed to both corners at the same time.

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The following inning Cramer was
on third after hitting a triple, and
this time York hammered the ball
over the left field fence just inside
the foul line for a 325-foot drive.
Detroit got nine hits for 20 bases
off Roe, who became the first Pitts-
burgh pitcher to go the distance this
spring. Meanwhile, Johnny Gorsica
and Frank (Stub) Overmire spaced
seven hits, each allowing a run. Gor-
sica yielded four hits in five innings,
and Overmire gave up three hits in
the last four frames.
The Tigers tied it up in the second.
York singled to left and took an ex-
tra base on Frank Colman's error,
and Pinky Higgins got his fourth hit
in five tries this spring by singling to
center, scoring York.
Roe, who yielded four runs in four
innings against the Tigers last Sun-
day, retired the side in order in the
next four frames. However, in the
seventh Cramer was safe on Gustine's
error and York homered. Jimmy Out-
law then tripled and went all the way
around when Vince DiMaggio made a
poor throw for an error.
Don Heffner doubled with one out
in the eighth and scored on Cramer's
triple. York then applied the bat to
Roe's curve ball for another homer,
his fourth of the training season.
Pittsburgh scored its last run with
two out in the ninth when Babe
Dahlgren doubled and Harry Amato
singled him home.
Pittsburgh (N) ..100 000 001-2 7 2
Detroit (A) .....010 000 330-7 9 0
Roe(and Camilli; Gorsica, Over-
mire (6) and Swift.
Bosox Whip Braves, 6-5j
BOSTON, April 14.-(/P)-Boston's
Red Sox came from behind in the
ninth inning today to defeat their
hometown rivals, the National
League Braves, 6 to 5 in the first of
a three game city series before 1,000
Al Javery, the Braves' ace limited
the Sox to one run and six hits, all
singles, in seven innings.


Cards Beat Browns
3-2 in Five Innings
ST. LOUIS, April 14.-(P)-Despite
home runs by George McQuinn R and
Vernon Stephens, the Cardinals de-
feated the Browns today, 3 to 2, in a
game called after five innings be-
cause of rain.
McQuinn and Stephens hit their
homers on successive pitches served
up by Mort Cooper in the first inning.
Moore then smashed a single off the
pitchers foot and he left the game.

Big Ten Baseball
Iowa ...........010 000 0-1 4 6
Wisconsin......230001 1-7 10 1
(Called end 7th, xain)
Preul and Hansen; Eisenach and
Your hair style is important
for those occasions.
Liberty off State

been an avid fan and player everj
Widdoes Named
Bouckeye Coach


April 14.-(IP)-

Carroll Widdoes completed today a
three-year climb from an assistant
high school football coach to mentor
of one of the nation's largest colleges
-Ohio State,
Widdoes, 41-year-old son of mis-
sionary parents who still'are in the
Japanese-occupied Philippine Islands,
was named to guide the Bucks while
Lieut. (j.g.) Paul Brown is in the
The new coach is the last of four
who came to Ohio State from Mas-
sillon in 1941 at a time the Buck
gridiron fortunes were at a low ebb
and skyrocketed the Ohioans into the
nation's top-ranking team in just
two seasons. Wartime calls to serv-
ice, however, wiped out what had
beendescribed as the most promising
squad in history and last year's team,
consisting of 17-year-olds and 4-F's
won only three of nine games.
Widdoes said the three other mem-
bers of the Ohio State staff would
continue on their present assign-
mentt-Paul Bixler, coaching the
ends; Fritz Mackey, the tackles, and
Ernie Godfrey, the guards and cent-
ers. Widdoes will handle the backs'
in addition to his supervisory duties.

Alan on Chicago ieam
CHICAGO, April 14.-( )- Phil
Cavaretta, regarded by his Chicago
fans as the most underrated player
in baseball, appears headed for his
due recognition this season.
Starting his tenth year with the
Cubs, the fiery, intense Italian lad is
dean of the squad at the age of 26.
This old-timer status passed to him
when Stan Hack, an 11-year veteran,
retired from the game this year to
renain on his Oregon ranch.
"It's a cinch that Cavaretta will
have his most important season with
the Cubs, no matter how he hits,"
says Manager Jimmy Wilson. "He's
our steady man in the infield."
The nearest approach to a .300
batting mark Cavaretta has had was
his .291 last year.

Young was reported having diffi-
culty in finding open dates for the
Spartans' resumption of athletics,
ordered after most teams have com-
pleted their schedules. Michigan
State's football play is contingent onj
meeting teams with no Army or Na-
vy players.
Continued from 1 P. M
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Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 4, 5, 6, 7



BIDU SAYAO, Metropolitan Opera
ROSE BAMPTON, Metropolitan Opera
Chicago Civic Opera .
KERSTIN THORBORG, Metropolitan Opera
CHARLES KULLMAN, Metropolitan Opera
JOHN BROWNLEE, Metropolitan Opera


Playing through Saturday
Guys Who Are
Gallant.., and Came'
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SALVATORE BACCALONI, Metropolitan Opera . Bass
NATHAN MILSTEIN, Russian Virtuoso . . . Violinist
Performer . . . . . . . . . Violoncellist
PIERRE LUBOSHUTZ . . . . Two-Piano Team


Orchestra Conductor
Associate Orchestra Conductor
. Guest Orchestra Conductor
Choral Conductor
Youth Chorus Conductor


111"i" - ________



Symphonies: Mahler, "Das Lied Von der Erde"; Brahms, No.
1; Beethoven, No. 7; Mozart, No. 35; Tchaikovsky, No. 6.
Concertos: Brohms Concerto- for violin and Violoncello;
McDonald Concerto for Two Pianos.
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