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1 TM iAY,- N IVIL 25a'r a 1944



I 3E'~IYA'~V7 AX~flI ~5, 1944 PAGE.. ~E

olverines To OpenBaseball Season Here



Two-Day Iowa Series
Threatened by Wet Turf
Preul or Spencer Will Start on Mound for
Hawkeyes; Bowman May Go for Michigan
After being rained out in its two previous attempts at starting the
1944 season, the Wolverine baseball team prepares to face Iowa today,
although a four-day deluge has made it doubtful if the condition of Ferry
Field will permit play.,
Meanwhile, Coach Ray Fisher's charges contented themselves with an
intensive batting practice yesterday until a sudden downpour caused them
to seek cover in the Field House. Southpaw Bo Bowman is scheduled to
start the game today, with the hurl-------
er for tomorrow's contest still unde- dea, centerfielder, is surrently batting
cided. at .375. The team average so far is
Although the Iowa club has not .287 to their three opponents' .243.
arrived in Ann Arbor, it is probable Iowa's past record in Big Ten
that Coach "Waddy" Davis will competition is a good one, the
start either Jack Spencer or Herb Hawkeyes ranking number one in
Preul today. Preul has a .500 composite Conference standings of
record so far in Big Ten competi- the past eight seasons. Iowa has
tion this season, having' won one won 61 and lost 25 for an average
and lost one while Spencer regis- of .709, while Michigan follows
tered a victory in his only start. them closely with a record of .667.
The Wolverine squad should be in The Hawks were Conference chain-
the best of condition, because only pions in 1939, tied with the Wolver-
one man will be out of action as a ines in '42 and finished up the sea-
result of an injury. Jack Hixon, son in the number one slot in '38.
second-string catcher, suffered a During the '43 campaign, Iowa won
split finger in Friday's practice and six Big Ten contests and lost four,
will not be able to report again for to share fifth place with the Wol-
some time. However, infielder Bob verines.
Nussbaumer has recovered from the The game will get under way at
effects of a pulled leg muscle and 4 p.m. today. Admission will be by
may see action today. ident card for students and 40 cents
The Iowa nine begins a five-day for other patrons.
road trip with today's:contest. They
will play Western Michigan Thurs- Probable Line-ups:
day after they conclude their series MICHIGAN IOWA
with the Wolverines and will make Farnyk 3 b Dunfrund
their last stop at Northwestern Ketterer 2b Bendorf
Saturday when they play a double-. Blanchard ss Hughes
header. Meanwhile, the Notre Gregor If Woodard
Dame baseball club invades Ann Lund cf Gildea
Arbor Friday and Saturday. Swanson lb Anderson
The outstanding Hawk batsman to Wiese rf Ahrendsen or
date is Dick Woodard, left fielder, Stewart
who has a .500 average. Second Stevenson c Hansen
baseman Marvin Bendorf follows with Bowman p Preul or
a season mark of .400, and Bob Gil- Spencer
Golf Team Opens Schedule
With Two Smashino Victories

Broncos Down, Crisler Opens
Neuers Drill First Spring
For Maroons Football Ilrill


Wolverines Open Big
Ten Slate in Chicago
Clashes This Week-end
With a determined 8-1 win over
Western Michigan stacked up on the
credit side of the ledger, Coach Le-
Roy Weir's netters are now prepar-
ing for the initial Conference matches
against Minnesota and Chicago, which
will be played Saturday on the Mar-
oon's home grounds.- "
As an opener, the dual match with
the Broncos was highly satisfactory
for the varsity net squad. Five out
of the six singles matches resulted in
victories for Maize and Blue players,
with Jinx Johnson, Bill Ford, Dave
Post and Roy Boucher all winning
straight two-set victories. The only
player to lose was number two netter,
Roger Lewis, who came out on the
short end of a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 battle.
Lewis was downed by John Hoekie,
Bronco veteran, and it was obvious
that the smooth-stroking Lewis had
not come up to his usual par.
Jim Froelich, former West Coast
player, now playing in the third slot,
had some difficulty in his match
against Bob Carman, but pulled out
with a well-contested 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
Michigan made a clean sweep of
the doubles matches, Lewis and Froe-
lich, top duo; taking an easy victory,
6-2, 6-4, while Johnson and Ford
rallied after a hectic second set, to
win the number two doubles match
handily, 8-6, 1-6, 6-0.

152 Players Report
Most Candidates Are
Sailors and Marines

With the rain falling in torrents,
152 hopeful gridders were on hand
yesterday to greet Coach Fritz Crisler
in the initial spring football drill of
the 1944 season.
This spring practice is not being
carried out in the same sense that
has been characteristic of spring
football in previous years; most of
the candidates who have reported for
the squad have never played football
befbre, and the principle object of the
drills will be to get a line on some of
the players to see if they will be able
to fit into Coach Crisler's plans for
next fall's eleven.
The main contingent of gridders
will be composed of Navy and Marine
personnel with a few civilians to
roundaout the team. There will be no
football equipment issued and the
boys will work out in shorts, with the
greatest emphasis being laid on con-
ditioning. If the weather is good and
the squad shows a market improve-
ment, pads may later be given out for
contact work, but it is doubtful.
Practice sessions for this group will
last approximately four weeks, and
the workouts will consist of passing,
catching passes, punting and swim-
ming interspersed with calisthenics,
with this group following almost the
same daily schedule that a regular
P.E.M. class undergoes. The main
reason for taking this group out of
their P.E.M. classes is to see how this
group-of players would react as a
All men interested in becoming
football managers should try out
at spring practice. Call Bob Kes-
elring, senior football manager,
4084, for details. Exemption from
PEM will be granted.
Smart Military Styles:
Does your hair style stand
The IASCOLA Barbers
Liberty off State

OUT TO CONQUER EAST'S BEST-Bob Ufer and the Hume twins, Bob (left) and Rossf(right), will
carry the brunt of Michigan's hopes when the Wolverines enter the four university events at the Penn
Relays this week-end. The Humes will run in the four-mile, the distance medley and the two-mile
relays, while Ufer will compete in the latter two besides being . member of the mile quartet.
Thinclads Seek Penn Relay Laure"ls

The 1944 outdoor track season will
officially begin for Michigan's mighty
track squad this week-end when they
invade Philadelphia to compete in
the Penn Relays, in an effort to con-
tinue their winning ways which be-
gan last February 12 when they
swamped Western Michigan, 93-11.
After a highly successful indoor
seasono which was climaxed by the
winning of the Conference crown
with a record total of points, the re-
lays will be a good indication as to
whether the team will show as well
outside. It must be noted that the
squad as a whole has been weakened
somewhat because of the loss of sev-
eral of the members to other spring
sporas. However, Coach Ken Doher-

The 1944 golf team proved that it
was a strong contender to keep the
Big Ten Golf Championship, which
the Wolverines have won for the past
two years, when they opened the
season with two smashing victories.i
The initial match of the season
was on Friday, April 21, when Michi-
gan played the University of Detroit,
and the Titans were defeated, 18-0.
Even though this was a non-confer-
ence contest, it gave the linksmen
practice for the Wildcat tilt which
was played the following day. The
turf was soaked, which accounted for
the fact that only two players broke
80, and the match had to be stopped
at the 15th hole. By this time,
though, it was apparent that Coach
Courtright's charges had completely
out-classed the Detroit squad.
Tom Messinger, a freshman in the
Navy V-12 program, turned in a
score of 79, which was tops for the
day, and Duncan Noble, Bob Welling
and Ken Burke also showed good
playing for the first match of the
year. The scores of both teams were
rather high because neither squad
had done much previous practicing.
Saturday, April 22, the linksters
officially started the 1944 Big Ten
schedule which was also played under
unfavorable weather conditions. It
rained off and on throughout the
day, and the fairways were heavy,
which prevented any bounce or roll
on the tee shots, and the greens were
slow. Regardless of these conditions,
the teams finished 18 holes.
Jack Tews and Tom Messinger
were the only participants of the
match who broke 80, with Messinger
turning in a score of 79, and Tews'

card showing a 77. The best ball
matches were played in the morning,
and Warren Williamson and Dan
Fargo defeated two of Michigan's
best men, Capt. Phil Marcellus and
Paul O'Hara. In the second matchj
the Wolverine linksters took the lead
when Tews and Jenswold beat Stotter
and Kuehn.

Hitters Take a Back Seat
NEW YORK, April 24.--A)-The Figure Filberts took advantage
of today's baseball lull to check up on how the boys performed during
the first week of the campaign.
The pad and pencil addicts discovered that the St. Louis Cardinals
are the only big league club hitting over .300, and that both major
loops, as a whole, are far under the batting averages they amassed
last season.
Bill Southworth's National League champs are banging the ball at
a .308 clip in winning five straight, as compared with the .279 figure
with which they led the circuit a year ago.

ty has been working on several new
prospects who look promising but
who as yet have not had the chance
to show exactly what they can do.
Squad To Compete in Four Events
The Wolverines will be running in
four relays, thq listance medley on
Friday, the four, two and one-mile
relays on Saturday. In the four-
mile, Dick Barnard, Ross and Bob
Hume are cetrain starters, while the
fourth member will be determined
this afternoon in a time trial which
will be held at 4:30. Fred Stoliker,
George Vetter and John Purdue are
the three candidates for the other
position on this team. Purdue, who
two years ago earned hic letter in
track but dropped from competition,
is back in school with the Army and'
may be a valuable addition to the
Friday, the distance medley team
will be composed of Bob Ufer, who
will run either the 440 or the half-
mile, Will Glas, running the same
possible distances, and the Hume
twins, either of whom will carry the
baton for three-quarters or the mile.
It hasnot yet been definitely de-
cided just who will run which, but it
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is a certainty that these four will
make up the quartet.
Two-Mile Combination Undecided
The two-mile relay has six possible
starters. The Hume twins are being
counted on as is Ufer, but it is very
doubtful whether Barnard will be able
to double back because of an injured
foot which threatens to hamper him
through the outdoor season. In case
he is not able to run, either Glas or
the unknown member of the four-
mile team will fill the gap.
That winning mile relay combina-
tion, composed of Jim Pierce, Fred
Negus, Glas and Ufer will again be
running for the Maize and Blue, and
should they turn in a performance
equal to their indoor exhibitions, it
will be hard for any other quartet to
finish ahead of them.
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Manpower Dearth; Phils
Sign Inexperienced Player,
The Phillies announced today the
signing of, a 210-pound pitcher who
has never before played in organized
He is 23-year-old, six feet two
Charley Ripple of Whiteville, N.C., an
Army rejectiee who attended Wake
Forest for two years and pitched on
semi-pro teams for three seasons in
the Carolinas.

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But over in
with six wins in
of last season.

the American League the surprising St. Louis Browns,
a row, are hitting only .239 as compared with their .245
Five American League clubs are hitting better than


the Browns.

Ott Accepted for Military
Service; McCarthy Still Ill
NEW YORK, April 24.-(A)-Mel
Ott., manager of the New York Giants,
was accepted for Army service today
shortly before a Buffalo physician
announced that Joe McCarthy, boss
of the New York Yankees, would be
away from his club indefinitely be-
cause of ill health.
Ott, a resident of Louisiana, passed
his induction physical at Camden,

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