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Johnson Stars in Close




Golfers Swamp University oDetroit, 17%-
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Michigan Captures Four Singles Matches;
Falters in Two out of Three Doubles Tilts

Major League Highlights

j'Linksmen Complete 1944 Season

Grabbing its sixth Big Ten win of
the season, Michigan's well-balanced
tennis squad competently defeated
Northwestern, 52 -3%V2, yesterday at
Ferry Field, in one of the closest
matches the team has played all sea-
The Northwestern team had to re-
turn to Evanston on an early train
because of the rules governing Naval
V-12 trainees. Therefore, the matches
were judged on the basis of 12 games,
one point being awarded to the play-
er that accumulated seven games,
while a half point was given each
player in the case of a 6-6 deadlock.
Michigan Dominates Singles
Michigan cleaned up in four of the
singles matches, while losing one and
tying one. In the doubles play, North-
western took two matches while the
varsity players were able to save only
In the feature match of the after-
noon, Jinx Johnson, capable number
one man .defeated Harry Hall, great-
est Wildcat threat, 7-5. For the first
eight games Hall battled gamely with
Jinx, showing a vicious overhead that
kept Johnson away from the net.
In the ninth game Johnson went
ahead, 5-4, and from that point on
overpowered Hall with drop shots and
short cross-court volleys.
Frolik Loses To White
Jim Frolik, playing in the number
two slot, lost a tough match to Dave
White, Northwestern southpaw. Fro-
lik took an easy lead and had White
completely subdued, 5-2, but the
Northwestern player solved the prob-
lem of Frolik's style, and forced him
to the net, where the Wolverine play-
er was unable to cope with White's
persistent lobs. White took the next
five games and the match, 7-5.
Merle Gulic, De Pauw transfer who
has moved from sixth to third place
in the Michigan lineup, was pitted
against Wildcat Bill Roper in the
third match of the day, and showed
the same steadiness which has char-
acterized his play throughout the sea-
son, defeating Roper, 8-4. Gulic re-
mains unbeaten in competitive play.
Ford Plays Clawson
Bill Ford, crop-headed freshman
star, played opposite burly Frank
Clawson of Northwestern, and al-
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though the hard-hitting youngster
did not lose the match, he was un-
able to win conclusively, and split
with Clawson, 6-6.
Roger Lewis took a close match
from Wildcat Art Meyer in the num-


ber five tilt, narrowly winning, 7-5.
Lewis' high-twisting serve baffled
Meyer and caused him to return nu-
merous balls either outside the court
or into the net.
Post Wins Easily
Playing in the sixth position Dave
Post garnered one of the easiest Mich-
igan wins of the day as he trounced
Lane Fortinberry, 11-1.
Aside from the Johnson-Hall fra-
cas, the number one doubles match,
which saw Johnson and Ford taking
the count of Hall and White, 8-4,
was probably the most spectacular
of the afternoon. Both teams show-
ed considerable style, and at times
blistered the courts with a display
of overhead strength. Both Ford and
Johnson were able to pass the Wild-
cats at the net, however, and much
of the credit for their victory was
due to this.
Frolik, Lewis Defeated
In the number two doubles match
Jim Frolik and Roger Lewis failed to
coordinate and were beaten by the
clever Wildcat team of Roper and
Meyer, 7-5. The Northwestern men
both looked better in doubles play
than they did in their singles matches.
Likewise, in the third doubles match
Frank Clawson and Lane Fortinberry
teamed up successfully and trimmed
Merle Gulic and Dave Post, 7-5.
Was Second Match for Wildcats
It was the second match of the day
for the Northwestern team who met
Ohio State in the morning, and, play-
ing the same 12,game matches, were
defeated, 5-4, by the Buckeyes, who
were themselves defeated Friday, 7-2,
by the Maize and Blue squad.

Yanks Take Browns, 3-2
NEW YORK, May 20.-(I)-Walt-
er (Monk) Dubiel pitched and batted
the New York Yankees into first place
in the American League standings to-
day, as the fold champs defeated the
I St. Louis Browns 3-2, before 11,790
paid admissions.
Dubiel held the Browns to four hits
and made two himself, scoring one
and driving in another. He scored
the first Yankee run in the fifth
when he singled, went to second on
a safe bunt by George Stirnweiss, to
third on Bud Metheny's sacrifice and
tallied on Ed Levy's long fly. His
double in the eighth drove in Rollie
Hemsley with the run that decided
the game.
The triumph ended the Yankees'
losing streak of four straight.
St. Louis .... 000 100 001-2 4 2
New York .... 000 020 Olx-3 7 1
Kramer and Hayworth; Dubiel and
Boston Beats Sox, 8-
BOSTON, May 20.-(P)-A triple
play with the bases loaded and no
one out highlighted the game today
as the Boston Red Sox defeated the
Chicago White Sox, 8 to 1.
A run was scored while the triple
play was in progress during the Red
Sox half of the first inning.
Leon Culberson scored as Bob John-
son's grounder went to Jimmy Webb,
Roy Schalk and Hal Trosky for two
outs. Then George Metkovitch was
thrown out as he tried to score from
second base-Trosky to Tom Turner
-to complete the triple play.
Chicago......100 000 000-1 7 3
Boston .......110 110 04x-8 11 1
Lee, Haynes and Turner; Bowman
and Partee,
School Track
Meets Are Held
(t)-Paced by stellar Dick Rifenburg,
who won the shot put and shared
first in the high jump, Saginaw Ar-
thur Hill took an early Class A lead
in the 37th Annual Lower Peninsula
High School Track and Field Meet
here today.
Rifenberg, who qualified for the
high and low hurdle finals this after-
noon, tossed the shot 46 feet, 11
inches and cleared 5 feet, 8%/s inches
with three others in the high jump.
Rifenburg personally accounted
for 10% of Saginaw Arthur Hill's
15 points in the morning competition.
George Osborn, Rifenburg's team-
mate; Pete Van Enennaam of Grand
Rapids Central and Jack Hampton
of Battle Creek shared first with
the Saginaw star in the high jump.
(P-Four records were broken and
another tied as Escanaba, Stephen-
son and Chassell won Upper Penin-
sula High School track champion-
ships today at Michigan Tech Field.
Escanaba gained its third straight
title in Class B by piling up 572
points to outdistance the field.
Stephenson replaced Newberry as
Class C champion by nosing out
Gladstone by the narrowest of mar-
gins. Stephenson totaled 27 9/10
points and Gladstone had 27 1/5.
Chassell amassed 46 5/6 points in
class D-E to defeat Hermansville,
defending champion, which had
40 r/g. William Eilola of Hancock
stepped 220 yards in 24.1 seconds in
Class C and Robert Curley ofManis-
tique ran it in :23.3 for records.

Boston.......100 010 000-2
Chicago......000 003 0x--3
Andrews and Masi, Kluttz;
ringer and Hlolm.
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Cubs Defeat Braves, 3-2
CHICAGO, May 20. - (/P) - WithI
second baseman Don Johnson making
three spectacular run-saving stops,
the Chicago Cubs edged out the Bos-
ton Braves, 3 to 2, today to give
them two straight triumphs for the
first time this season.
Johnson's fancy stops, two of which
started fast double plays, extricated
Paul Derringer from fifth and ninth
inning jams and gave the veteran
right-hander his first victory of the
year. He has lost five. The Braves
got to him for nine hits.
The Cubs clustered four of their
seven singles off Nate Andrews in
the sixth inning and thereby scored
all their three runs.
The victory was the Chicagoans'
sixth in 24 games this year.

"With Five 1
The Wolverine golfers ended the
1944 season yesterday in a blaze cf
glory by defeating the University of
Detroit, 17%-l%.
The match was played at the De-'
troit Golf Club; the weather was
ideal and the golf course was in per-
feet shape. Coach Courtright saidi
that "the team played excellent golf'
considering that the course was
strange to the whole squad."
John Jenswold topped beth teams
when he carded a 74, and Jack Tews
and Tom Messinger placed close sec-
onds with identical scores of 75.
Capt. Phil Marcellus lost a half
" point to Harold Sadowski in the in-
dividual matches. Other~wise, the
linksters white-washed the Titans
when they held their. opponents
scoreless throughout the rest of the
Even though Tom Messinger did
not tee off against the Detroiters,
he toured the fairways with Coach
Courtright and Prof. Joyce, the
Titans' golf mentor. Michigan's
golf coach, commenting about the
tilt, said "Messinger and Jenswold
played their best golf of the year
at Detroit."
Courtright also stated that "It was
a stern test for the team to go out
and play such fine golf before the
Big Ten matches this Saturday at
Medinah." Courtright announced
yesterday that the quintet of Tom
O'Hara, Marcellus, Messinger, Tews,
and Jenswold will represent Michi-
gan in the Conference playoffs on
May 27.
The team's average at Detroit was
77, which is considered good because
it was registered on an unknown
course. This is a good indication
that the Wolverine linksters may
successfully defend their Big Ten
Crown Saturday.
Yesterday's match wound up
the season for the Maize and Blue
golfers, and the final results are
five victories against two defeats.

The two loses were suffered at the
han"ls cf Notre Dame and Ohio
State, but en May 13 the linksien
aveng ed the Buckeye defeat. when
the-. cnquere d the Ohioans at Ann
Arbor, 16-2.,
The season opened Aril 21 when
the team encounted the University
of Detroit at the University Golf
Course and defeated them 18-0. The
fellowing day the Michigan players
met Northwestern and came home
victorious in that contest. The next
week the team traveled to Columbus
and suffered its first loss of the sea-
son when the Buckeyes won by six
Saturday, May 6, the Wolverines
faced Western Michigan at Kala-
mazoo. Michigan easily won. when
they trounced the Broncos, 25-2, and
Tews highlighted the match with a
score of 72.
. The next day the Maize and Blue
journeyed to South Bend and bowed
to Notre Dame, 17%-9% .
At Ann Arbor the following Sat-
urday, Michigan had a returned
match with Ohio State and balanced
their first defeat with a surprising
victory. One of the reasons for
Michigan's win was because Tews
bested Ohio's star golfer, Dick Peler-
son. The season closed with yester-
day's Detroit tilt, and now the Wol-
verines are looking forward to Sat-

Victories, Two Losses

Dodgers Beat Reds, 6-1
CINCINNATI, May 20.-(")-Hal
Gregg snapped the Dodgers' four-
game losing streak today, holding the
Cincinnati Reds to seven hits and
Brooklyn won, 6-1.
The Reds' only run resulted from
Ray Mueller's home run in the fifth
inning. Howie Shultz led the Dod-
ger attack with two hits, including
a homer in the ninth with two
aboard. It was the big first base-
man's sixth circuit clout of the sea-
son and gave him a total of 33 runs
batted in.
Brooklyn presented Eddie Basinski
at second base, and the recruit from
Buffalo University, playing in his
first professional game, tripled in
the fifth to register the third Dodger

urday when they will be defending
the Conference golf crown in Chi-
cago. Michigan expects the most
competition from Ohio State and
Tews (75) ....3 King (91).....0
O'Hara (80) ..3 Ryan (85).....0
Best Ball.....3 Best Ball......0
Marcellus (83) 2/Nowicki (84) . . %
Jenswold (74) 3 Sadowski......0
Best Ball .....3 Best Ball.....0
Total .....17'/, Total... ....
Tigers Beat Senators
WASHINGTON, May 20.- ()-
The Detroit Tigers ran their winning
streak to four games, longest of the
season, by defeating the Washington
Senators, 6 to 2, under the lights
tonight for southpaw Frank Over-
mire's first 1944 victory.
Navy Takes Cinder Title
(I)-Navy's track team, relegated to
the also rans late this week when it
was reported that several of the Mid-
die stars were ill, romped off with the
68th annual IC-4A cinder crown to-
day by amassing 81 points.



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Brooklyn .... 002 010
Cincinnati . .. 000 010
Gregg and .Bragan;
and Mueller.

003-6 11 0
000-1 7 0
Katz, Carter



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By Joseph C Grew
U.S. Ambassador to Japan, 1932-42

Pirates Whip Bluejays
PITTSBURGH, May 20.-(P)--Nick
Strincevich limited the Philadelphia
Blue Jays to seven hits,.as the Pitts-
burgh Pirates eked out a 4-3 victory
here today in the first tilt of a three-
game series.
Lefty Al Gerheauser, Phils' south-
paw, was relieved for a pinchhitter in
the seventh after the Buccos mali-
aged to score four runs on six hits.
Philadelphia . 000 900 300-3 7 2
Pittsburgh ... 120 100 O4x-4 6 2
Gerheauser, Donahue and Finley;
Strincevich and Camelli.
Tducker Belts
Ball at .400 Cpli
,NEW YORK, May 20-(P)-Thur-
man Tucker, the man with the Joe
E. Brown przofile and the Joe Di-
maggio way of chastng fly balls,
gives the Navy an indirect assist for
his .400 batting average in the Amer-
ican League.
The Chicago White Sox outfielder
who tops the junior loop in batting
has been accepted by the Nanvy and
is playing ball while awaiting call.
With the pressure off his baseball
future he goes up to the plate com-
pletely relaxed and finds the hits
coming easier.
"Before this year, I was always
swinging for the fences, but; now
I'm up there just trying to meet that
ball," the bespectacled Texan of-
fered as an explanation of his sud-
den surge from' ,235 in 1943 to first
place in the early spring averages.
Manager Jimmy Dykes stuck with
him last year because of his speed,
good throwing arm and ability to
rob the opposition of basehits. Now
he's seeking his confidence repaid
with interest.




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