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Will Meet Wildcats


Squad Scores Fifth Straight
Conference Win of Season
Wolverines Capture All Doubles Matches,
Four of Six Singles; Northwestern Next

Nine F
Illinois Squad
Ranked High






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Michigan's great tennis squad scor-
ed its fifth consecutive conference
victory of the 1944 campaign by whip-
ping Ohio State 7-2 in a match play-
ed yesterday at Ferry Field.
The Wolverines will go after their
sixth straight Big Ten triumph when
they face Northwestern today at 2
p.m. on Ferry Field. The Wildcat
number one man, Harry Hall, is one
of the top-ranking players in the
Midwest and the match between him
and Michigan's Jinx Johnson should
be one of the feature highlights of
the 1944 tennis season.
In yesterday's battle against the
Scarlet and Gray, the Maize and Blue
captured four of the six singles en-
gagements and swept all three dou-
bles tilts. Jim Frolick and Dave Post
were the Wolverine losers, each of
them bowing out in a close three-set
Johnson Wins Again
The feature game of the afternoon
came in the number one singles match
when Johnson squared off against
Ohio State's stocky Aris Franklin.
Johnson played his best tennis of the
season as he managed to round out
a well-earned 6-4, 6-8, 6-4 triumph
over Franklin. Both boys played
steady tennis, and it was finally
Johnson's superior net play that
made possible his victory.
Frolik, Michigan's second man,
lost a heartbreaking three-set tilt to
Ohio State's unbeaten Tom Mitchell.
The scores were 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Both
boys played very aggressive tennis
and a lot of spectacular shots came
from both sides of the court.
Merle Gulik, the Wolverine number
three man, kept his perfect record
intact with an easy 6-4, 6-1 victory
against Alex Frankin, the brother of
the Buckeye number one man. Gulic
had too great a repertoir of shots for
his Ohio State opponent to cope with.
His strokes were especially sound and
Gulic looks like a real threat in the
coming conference championships.
Ford Looks Good
Bill Ford, the sensational Wolver-
ine freshman, amid the cheers of his
Navy rooting section, coasted to an
impressive 6-2, 8-6 win over Jose Co-
riat, the Venezuelan flash from Ohio
State. Ford's play at times was ab-
solutely sensational and on numer-
ous occasions the Buckeye coach
gaped in awe at the performance of
this youthful star.
Roger Lewis, in the number five
berth, scored the most overwhelm-
ing singles victory of the afternoon
as he soundly trounced Bob Bowen,
6-2, 6-1. Lewis was clicking very nice-
ly with a deadly crosscourt shot which
continually caught his opponent flat-
The number six singles match was
the longest of the afternoon andin
a very well-played tilt, Ohio State's
steady Dave Krenzli eked out a close
3-6, 8-6, 7-5 triumph over Post. Post
had a 4-1 lead in thevthird set but
could not maintain his advantage.
By far, one of the best doubles
matches seen here in a long time oc-
curred in the number one tilt, when
Johnson and Ford teed off against
the Buckeyes duo of Franklin and
Mitchell. The Wolverine team fin-
ally won the match in a gruelling
three-set battle. The scores were
7-5, 4-6, 10-8.
Lewis and Frolik Triumph
The number two Michigan doubles
Sailors Whip
Broncos, 3-2
KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 19.-(')
--Great Lakes baseball team came
from behind at Hymes Field here this
afternoon to defeat Western Michi-
gan College's ball club, 5 to 3, Lyn-
woods (Schoolboy) Rowe the winning
Warren (Red) Biddle, Western's
southpaw mound ace, held the Blue-

jackets to seven hits over the first
eight innings but was nicked for
three consecutive singles in the ninth
as the Sailors broke a 3-3 tie.
The count remained 3-3 until the
ninth inning game winning splurge.
Great Lakes . .110 000 102-5 10 1
Western ......000 210 000-3 9 3
Thompson, Rowe and McCullough;
Biddle and Ward.
College Baseball
Minnesota 14, Chicago 2.
Great Lakes 5, Western Michi-
6716 Calls
for Gibbs Secretaries
I - Every year many more Gibbs sec-
retaries are requested than are
available-6716 calls last year. Col-
lege women with Gibbs training
have the choice of many fascinating

team of Lewis and Frolik swept to a
convincing 6-1, 6-4 triumph over
Franklin and Coriat. Lewis and Fro-
lik displayed some nice shots and
both boys were connecting with their
overhead smashes.
Post and Gulic playing in the num-
ber three slot for Michigan had a
very easy time of it as they blasted
Krenzli and Bowen off the court with
a 6-0, 6-3 win.
"Gunner" Johnson,' the erstwhile
Marine, concluded the Wolverine
scoring accomplishments for the day
as he won an easy 6-3, 6-3 exhibi-
tion tilt over Ohio State's Tim Cant-]
Linksmen Aim
For Second Win
Over Detroiters
Wolverines Prepare
For Big Ten Matches
Next Week at Chicago
When the Wolverine linksmen tee
off against the University of Detroit
golfers today at the Detroit Golf
Club, they will be shooting for their
second victory over the Titans, hav-
ing defeated them 18-0 in the open-
ing match of the season.
This will be the golfers' final duel
contest of the season as they warm
up for their Big Ten championship
matches in Chicago next Saturday.
Coach Ray Courtright said that he
would take Phil Marcellus, Jack
Tews, Tom Messinger, Paul O'Hara
and John Jenswold to Detroit to face
the Titans.
Only four of these will play, but
the quartet has yet to be decided
upon; nevertheless, it is quite certain
that Tews and O'Hara will form half
of the foursome. The one golfer who
does not compete in the matches will
tour the course in an effort to keep in
shape for conference play.
Titans Lost Seven Straight
So far this year the Titans have
failed to win a single contest, suffer-
ing sevenstraight setbacks. Five of
these were shutouts. Last Saturday
on the Detroit course, U. of D. was
whitewashed by Notre Dame, 18-0.
Bob Ryan, Harold Sadowski, Adam
Nowicki and Dick King made up the
Titan squad in their first match with
the Wolverines. This same quartet
will undoubtedly face the Wolverines
today, since they have formed the
basis of Detroit's team all season.
Tom Messinger is the only Wolverine
making the trip tomorrow who played
against the Detroiters in the previous
In defeating Detroit in the other
match, the Wolverines were far
enough ahead at the end of 15 holes,
that it was mutually agreed upon to
call the battle at that time. This
being the case, it appears that an-
other 18-0 score is in the making,
despite the fact that the Titans will
have the advantage of their home
Scores Below 80 Last Week
The scores turned in by Notre
Dame last Saturday against the Ti-
tans were similar to the ones their
golfers carded against the Wolverines
two weeks ago. Since most of the
Wolverines shot below 80 in that
match, it is possible to predict that
they will card scores close to the
middle 70's today. If this comes true,
the Wolverine clubbers will probably
enter the Western Conference match-
es as favorites.
The Maize and Blue golfers will
defend their title at the No. 3 course
of the Medinah Country Club in
Chicago next Saturday, May 27. In
this match they will receive the most
competition from Ohio State, Purdue
and Minnesota, all of whom will
bring strong squads to the Windy

Big Ten Standings
W L Pct.
Michigan.............4 0 1.000
Minnesota..........,.4 1 .800
Illinois ................5 2 .714
Purdue..............2 1 .667
Wisconsin ..............4 3 .571
Northwestern ....... . .. 2 2 .500
Iowa .................3 4 .429
Ohio State ............2 4 .333
Indiana..............1 3 .250
Chicago ..............0 7 .000
Michigan at Illinois (2).
Minnesota at Chicago (2).
Northwestern at Wisconsin (2).
Purdue at Indiana (2).
Office and Portable Models
of all makes ,

By Opponents
Fisher To Use Ace
Pitchers, Bowman,
Hirsch on Mound
For the first time this season Mich-
igan's baseball team will come up
against an opponent rated equal, and
perhaps superior to, the Wolverines
when it takes on the University of
Illinois nine in a doubleheader this
afternoon at Champaign.
In all previous starts, Coach Ray
Fisher's high-riding squad has en-
tered the game a heavy favorite to
win, but most observers give Michi-
gan no more than an even chance to
stop the Illini. It is generally con-
ceded that Wallie Roettger's fresh-
man outfit is a stronger team at the
plate than the Wolverines and prob-
ably rate no worse than a tie as far
as fielding is concerned.
Illini Are Strong Hitters
Best evidence as to the feeling
around the Big Ten may be summar-
ized in the words of Ohio State's
coach, Fritz Mackey, whose squad
met both teams. Mackey observed
that "Illinois is a much better hitting
team than Michigan, and is probably
a little better all the way around."
In the pitching department, the
Wolverines seem to top the Illini
with ace hurlers Bo Bowman and
Elroy Hirsch slated to go against
Howard Judson and Lou Possehl,
both freshman chuckers with limited
experience. The main question mark
on the mound is Hirsch who, as one
observer put it, "has a fast ball that
isn't very fast and a curve that
doesn't dip very much."
Hirsch May Have Trouble
Hirsch has succeeded very well so
far with his limited repertoire, but
today for the first time he will be
facing a team with a reputation for
heavy hitting.' Bowman, with his
sharp-breaking curve and sneaking
fast ball should have little trouble,
according to Fisher.
Fisher summarized his thoughts
regarding the all-important twin-bill
with just one sentence: "We'll be all
right if we can only start to hit
again." The inadequacy of the Michi-
gan power at the plate has been very
apparent in the past few games, a
surprising development as pre-season
dope established the Wolverines as
one of the heaviest-hitting collegiate
nines around.
Michigan Bids for Championship
Michigan needs only to gain an
even break in the twin-bill to retain
a fairly firm hold on the Conference
championship, and would remain in
the running for at least a share of the
title if it dropped a pair.
Three teams, Purdue, Minnesota
and Illinois have an excellent chance
to temporarily usurp the lead from
the Wolverines if Michigan should
come to grief today in one or both
A double win for Fisher's crew
today would almost eliminate Illinois
from the picture, giving them four
losses against five wins and a tie for
the season's record, and would place
Michigan in a good position to coast
in with the title. The Wolverines
have only four Big Ten tilts remain-
ing after the coming doubleheader
and figure to win at least three of
Hoosiers Considered Weak
Indiana will furnish the opposition
on May 26 and 27, and to date the
Hoosiers have shown nothing to indi-
cate that they will seriously challenge
Michigan. The strong Purdue team
invades Ann Arbor June 10 for a
twin-bill, but the advantage of home
grounds plus a possible title at stake
is enough to almost assure the Wol-
verines at least a split.
In connection with today's games,

inclads Are Favored
In Four-Wa Meet Today
Segula, Glas, Dale Unable To Go with Squad;
Swanson, Hirsch Play with Baseball Team

Chicago Cubs Manager Charlie Grimm-his predecessor at Milwaukee
-an armful of Brewer bats.. The Brewers currently lead the American
Association. The Cubs currently are in the National League cellar.
Charlie and Casey met in Chicago at Wrigley Field.
Tigers Beat Senators, 4-4
WASHINGTON, May 19. -(f.P) inm the fifth on three safeties and a

A compact Michigan track squad
will meet Purdue, Minnesota and
Western Michigan today in a quad-
rangular affair at Lafayette, which
will be the last meet before the thin-
clads enter the Big Ten finals May
On the basis of their performance
last Saturday, the Wolverines will
enter the fray as overwhelming fav-
orites, although the Maize and Blue
squad will be minus the services of
five of their top men who, because
of school work or other duties, are
unable to make the trip.
Michigan Should Win Easily
Michigan has already competed
against Purdue and Western Michi-
gan this year, finishing way ahead of
them in the final tabulations; and
Minnesota, which came in third in a
quadrangular meet with Illinois,
Northwestern and Chicago, did not
show enough power to offer the re-
motest threat to the Maize and Blue,
which is a clear indication that Mich-
igan should breeze in with an easy
The five men who remained be-
hind were Elroy Hirsch and Elmer
Swanson who will be playing with the
baseball team today, while Bob Se-
gula, Will Glas and Bill Dale did not
make the trip because of other pend-
ing duties.
Kavief To Compete
However, all was not gloomy in the
Michigan lair, as three former Wol-
verines rejoined the team earlier in
the week, and enhanced their chances

for a bigger point total than was
first anticipated.
Among this additional crew was;
Sheldon Kavief, ho will again com-
pete in the high hurdles for the first
time since he sustained an injury in
the Conference meet; Warren Bentz,
who in his first appearance last Sat-
urday, came in fourth in the pole
vault and broad jump, jumping 21
feet, 4 inches, in the latter event;
and Mel Detwhiler, the second best
quarter-miler on the squad, who has
been incapacitated since the indoor
Notre Dame meet with an appen-
Detwhiler Aids Team Balance
Coach Ken Doherty of Michigan
realizes that Detwhiler has not yet
rounded into perfect shape, but lbe
will again be counting on team bal-
ance as per usual, and Detwhiler's
efforts will undoubtedly contribute
towards this end, though Coach Do-
herty does not believe the squad will
approach last Saturday's point total
of 71.
In the distance runs, the Hume
twins, Ross and Bob, who bulwarked
the Michigan scoring with 16 points
last week, will again be out to lower
the record mile run. Jack Exler of
Purdue will be the only person on
the cinders able to press the twins
at all. Exler, when competing against
these two in last Saturday's matches,
made a determined bid for victory on
the last turn in the two-mile grind,
and it was only a last minute spurt
by the twins which enabled them
to stave off the intrepid Exler's bid,
as they breasted the tape in a dead

The Detroit Tigers backed up John-
ny Gorsica's tight hurling with an
effective hitting attack to defeat
Washington tonight, 4 to 1, tumbling
the Senators into third place in the
American League standings.
Gorsica gave up seven hits. He
held the Senators helpless until the
fifth, when a single with two out
left the runner on third. The Sen-
ators scored in the sixth on two blows
and an error, and threatened in the
eighth, but were cut off by some fast
Detroit fielding.
The Tigers nicked Earl Wynn for
eight blows. They counted twice in
the third on three hits and an in-
field tap, and added a pair of runs
Major- Leagune
Sta ndingsl

fielder's choice.
The defeat kept Washington out of
first place and gave the St. Louis
Browns the league lead, a scant few
points ahead of New York and half a}
game ahead of the Nats. The TigersI
remained tied for sixth place with1
Cleveland. -

Detroit .......002 020
Washington . 000 001
Gorsica and Swift;


8 2
7 3


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St.. Louis
PhiladelpliBo a
Boston. ...
New York ..,
Brooklyn ....
Chicago .... ,

W L Pet.
- . - - 1) 8 .704
. . . . 15 11 .577
. . . . i3 10 .565
13 11 .542
14 15 .483
. . .12 14 .462
. ... 11 15 .423
,.. .5 18 .217


Cincinnati 7, Philadelphia 5.
Boston 4, St. Louis 3.
Pittsburgh 5, Brooklyn 2.
Chicago 3, New York 2.

St. Louis .......17
New York.....14
Washington . .. 15
Philadelphia . ..13
Chicago ........13
Detroit .........12
Cleveland ......12

L Pct.
12 .586
10 .583
11 .577
13 .500
14 .481
16 .429
16 .429
15 .423

4 /

Detroit 4, Washington 1.
Cleveland 9, Philadelphia 1.
St. Louis 6, New York 5.
Boston 3, Chicago 2 (12 innings).
it is interesting to note that Michigan
has played only two contests away
from home so far this spring, and in
one of them suffered its only setback
of the season. It remains to be seen
now how it will perform on the road
against Conference opposition.


Nationally famous mimic and impersonator now starring at
Oriental Theatre, Chicago.
Sensational father and son acrobatic team from Radio City
Music Hall.
Boy and girl tumbling and dance team recently at Chicago
Theatre, Chicago.
An unusual dog act which has played the best theatres in Europe
and in America.
Roller Skating Team from Strand Theatre, N.Y.
King of Balance, featured with Ringling Bros. Circus
Bill Sawyer and his Orchestra
U. of M. Women's Glee Club
"Doc" Fielding" Master of Ceremonies
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