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P A t T t

Conference Football Coaches Prepaie For

Verbal Tug-of-War"

Thursday

"8Y IAJIOLD CLA AS SEN
Associated Press Correspondent
NEW YORK, May 22.-college football's verbal tug-of-war
over its playing code gets down to cases this week with the
Big Ten mentors meeting in Chicago Thursday and the Football
Coaches Association holtiing its first war-time session in New
York Sunday and Moriciay.
The latter confab was called today by Lt. Cmdr. Matty Bell

of the Navy, president of the association and peace-time grid
coach at Southern Methodist University.
There has been considerable agitation in the East and MVid-
west for code changes, especially the rules affecting the kickoff,
passing behind the line of scrimmage and those laws pertaining
to fumbles.
Lt. Col. William Bingham, Harvard's director of athletics
and new chairman of the NCAA Football Rules Committee, has
held the changes are not needed nor universally desired.

Technically, the coaches' actions will have no effect on the
rules. Reports from Chicago, however, are that the Big Ten
mentors likely will amend the code by gentlemen's agreements
among themselves until such time as "the NCAA catches up with
the times," one authoritative source said.
Similar reports have been heard recently in New York and
P1iiladelphia concerning eastern colleges.
Lou Little, Columbia coach and chairman of the Coaches'
Rules Committee which is not to be confused with the NCAA

rules group, has been the most ardent champion of the sugges-
tions to penalize teams for out-of-bounds kickoffs and to make
passing pernissable anywhere behind the line of scrimmnage.
Both rules are part of the National Football League rule

Pulled

Leg

Muscle

Brings

Ufer's

College

"'We are not trying to fight the NCAA
Bingham on this thing" Little said today,
to do the best for college football. It simply
opinions."
Career to

rules group or Bill
"but we are trying
is a clash of honest
End

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H ER E T ODAY
By HARVEY FRANK
Sports Editor

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Today

WHEN TRACK COACH KEN DOHERTY announced yesterday that a
pulled leg muscle would keep dab Ufer out of the Big Ten Outdoor
championships at Champaign next Saturday, the curtain came down on one
of Michigan's most brilliant athletic careers.
Ufer came to Michigan in 1940 and was rated one of the decade's
best prospects, being able to hold his own at any distance from 100 yards
to a half-mile, and he ran most ot them before graduating. Although
the only recognized mark he holds nationally, is the American indoor
440-record of :48.1, he was also rated among the country's best in the
half-mile.
"The Hose" set a new National AAU indoor 600-yard record at New
York last winter, too, but two days later a group of officials belatedly decided
that he had had an illegal start, and consequently refused to recognize his
1:11.3 mark. However, in winning at New York and Boston, he did fulfill.
his goal of breaking the tape in the 600 im each of the citie; composing the
major indoor circuit.
Although he was able to win the lEig Ten 440 indoor crown three
times in a row starting in 1942, Ufer has never been able to reach the
same heights outdoors, finishing second three straight times.
Last Saturday marked the first time that he ever ran the century ins
college competition, and even though pulling his muscle, he managed to
take third.
A sure point winner in eithep the 440 or 880-, he'll be sorely missed at
Champaign come Saturday.
OLD ,U' PLUVIUS, who last year frowned so fiercely upon Michigan's
baseball team, seems to be frowning out of the other side of his
mouth this year.
Last year the Wolverines, seeking to retain the Big Ten crown which
they had annexed in 1942, ran into a tough opponent as far as the weather
was concerned. Thirteen of their scheduled 25 games were rained out,
many of these being with Conference foes. So they ended the season with
a Big Ten record of three wins and two losses, and since the championship
is decided on a percentage basis, their hopes for the crown were literally
washed out.
But this year the rain is coming at more opportune times. Last Satur-
day Michigan was scheduled to play a doubleheader with Illinois, admitted-
ly its toughest foe. Gong into the last of the seventh the Maize and Blue
had a three-run lead, but Bo Bowman began to weaken and the Illini had
tied the score by the time the side was retired.
The Wolverines did nothing in their half of the eighth, but the
Illini put a man on second with one out and lost one chance to score
when Don Lund made a diving catch in centerfield. Then before the
game could continue those beautifkl rains came tumbling down.
So Michigan comes back to town with its perfect recdrd of four wins and
no losses intact.
NOT TO BE OUTDONE by Michigan's Elroy Hirsch, Notre Dame has
come up with its own four-letter ran, Johnny Lujack. Lujack, besides
being well known for his football ability, was also a star basketball player,
and is now winning letters in baseball and track.
Two weeks ago Lujack was playing rightfield for the Irish nine
against Western Michigan while the Irish thinclads were taking on
DePauw. So while Notr Dame was at bat, he rushed down to the other
side of the field to take part in the track meet, capturing the javelin
throw but being forced out of the high jump at 5 feet, 10 inches, because
his baggy baseball pants hit the bar three times after he had cleared it.
To ervice Suads
Lind Saves Illinois Game with Leaping Catch;
Gregor Stars at Plate with Single and Homer

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Big Ten Hopes Fade; In m ni
Ton PaeDeedBi e
Attack inIConferetnce T i 'tle Saturday(
By HANK MANTHO
"We have definitely lost the best WOlVerines Corn plete
sprinter on the track team," wasj
Wolverine Coach Ken Doherty's com- Scheuile with Two
ment on the leg injury which has Conference Victories
put "Bullet Bob" Ufer out of com-
petition for the rest of the season. By BOB CLINTON
Coach Doherty, playing on a B BThe BClinTo e
hunch, ran Ufer in the 10O-yard T powerful Wolverine golf team,
dash, as he was priming his ace sprin- defending Big Ten titlists, came with-
ter for the Big Ten outdoor finals to in half a point of ending their 1944
be held Saturday, when Ufer pulled schedule the same way they started
a muscle in his leg. Michigan was it when they walloped the University
competing in a quadrangular affair of Detroit Titans, 17%1-%. Saturday
at Lafayette, which the Wolverines
won with 62 7/12 points last week- at Detroit.

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Aitters Prepare for Big
Frolik, Gulic, Unable To Compete in Match;
Jinx Johnson Again Faces Victor Soukup

end, and as. Ufer was leading the
pack in the centry, he came up
lame, still finishing third.
Sang His Swan Song in Meet
This injury which he sustained
could mark the end of a colorful
career for Ufer, who has been the
Conference 440-yard indoor champ
for the past three seasons, and who
reached his peak performance in '42
when he established an American
record for the 440-yard run with the
fast time of :48.1.
Ufer will definitely be out for the
remainder of the season, and as he
graduates this spring, he will un-
doubtedly drop out of intercollegi-
ate athletics.
Coach Doherty said "Ufer has run
the 100 in :09.8 and the 220 in :21.2
and I thought that it was the best
event for him to run at the time."
Bullet Bob was the logical choice to
finish second in both of these sprints
when the Conference finals roll
around Saturday, as he finished these
same races in that order last year
when the Wolverines copped the Big
Ten outdoor title.
The loss of Ufer was a big blow to
Michigan's intentions of retaining
the Big Ten outdoor crown and the
nine points which he compiled in
last year's meet, should mean' that
the Wolverines are out that many
points for the finals, "which should
throw the race wide open," Doherty
stated.
Illini at Top Strength
With the weakening of the Michi-
gan squad, Illinois has been strength-
ened as their two star hurdlers, Bob
Nickols and Jack Hinkle, have re-
joined the squad, and will be team-
ing up with Bill Ruther to give the
Orange and Blue squad a decided
edge in the high hurdles. At the
some time it has been announced
that Claude (Buddy) Young of the
Illini will also be entered in the 220-
yard low hurdles.
Michigan will now be banking on
its two distance men, Ross and Bob
Hume, to carry the full burden of
the load in the Conference meet, with
the hope that there is an equal dis-
tribution of firsts, so that their old
stand-by, numbers, will help them to
salvage their Big Ten crown.
Today and Wednesday I
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Hmphrey
BOGAR
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In the opening match of the sea-
son, the Wolverines handed the De-
troiters an 18-0 lacing. Saturday's
victory showed that the linksmen
would enter the Big Ten champion-
ship as one of the favorites. The
Western Conference Sweepstakes will
be held on the No. three course of the
Medinah Country Club this Saturday{
in Chicago.
Coach Ray Courtright was well'
pleased over the squad performance
Saturday, especially since it was the I
first time the quintet had played on
the Detroit course. John Jenswold
paced the clubbers with a two over
par, 74. In defeating Harold Sadow-
ski, 3-0, Jenswold not only was low
man for the day, but the score was
the lowest he has carded all season.
Jack Tews and Tom Messinger both
turned in scores of 75, but only Tews'
was of value in the matches. He
easily won from Dick King of the;
Titans who shot at 91. MessingerI
did not play against U. of D., and hisj
score was shot in a practice round,
with Coach Courtright and Prof.
Joyce, the Detroit golf coach, as he
attempted to keep in shape for Con-1
ference play.
Paul O'Hara shot an 80 when he
shut out Bob Ryan, 3-0, as the Ti-
tan player turned in an 85. Phil
Marcellus lost the only half-pointa
when he carded an 83 against Adam,
Nowicki who played the course in 84.1
The victory brought down the cur-,
tain on match play for the Wolver-
ines as next Saturday's Big Ten meetj
will be medal play. The linksmen
opened the 1944 season with the al-
ready described victory over U. of
D. Throughout the early part of
the schedule, rain prevented the Wol-
verines from reaching top form, andf
also, caused the U. of D. encounter
to be delayed.1
Buckeyes Trounce Team in Columbuso
On April 22, the golfers fought off
a steady drizzle all afternoon when
they turned back the Wildcats, 13-8.
Jack Tews was the star of this match
when he turned in a 77 on the waterI
soaked turf. The next week, the
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The Wolverine tennis squad, un-
beaten in conference play this year,
- ;.. "f faces Western Michigan's netters
..' .:: -'~':here today in a final tune-up match
. ""before the Big Ten Championships
. -.Saturday.
I :Br;The sracqueteers will meet the
i r Broncos for the second time this
season, having easily overwhelmed
them 8-1 in a dual match on April 22.
The Wolverines will enter the con-
' ".:':..: test without the aid of Jim Frolik
... and Merle Gulic, who will be unable'
. ~ ::: KAto play because of other duties.
"".. "' """'' : :::::::.Coach Roy Weir announced that
he would start Jinx Johnson, Roger
Lewis, Bill Ford, Dave " Post, Roy
STAR SPRINTER--Bob Ufer, who Boucher and Farnum Johnson a-
has paced the Wolverine track gainst the Broncos. The men from
team, is out for the year with a Kalamazoo will be headed by Vick
pulled leg muscle. Soukup, one of the top-ranking jun-
- ---_---- ior tennis players in the Chicago area
Buckeyes from Ohio State had little for several years.
trouble with the Wolverine quartet Johnson-Soukup in Main Match
and walked off the fairways with a In the previous match, Jinx John-
12-6 victory. However, the links- son scored his second triumph in a
men were handicapped by the fact row over the Bronco sensation and
the Ohio course was covered with will be out to duplicate the feat to-
tricky greens. day. Roger Lewis, No. 2 man on the
The following week, the Wolver- Wolverine squad, suffered the only
The olloingweek th Woler-defeat at the hands of Western Mich-
ines were still on the road and on igan in their previous match when
Saturday romped to.an easy 25-2 win he lost to John Hoekje, and will be
over Western Michigan, but took it on !___
the chin the next day as the Notre I
Dame golfers turned on the heat 11 ,.,. T ..-.

out to avenge the loss this afternoon.
The remainder of the Western
Michigan team will undoubtedly be
made up of Bob Carman, Jack Loo-
mis, Bob Preuss and Paul Mauzy.
Despite the fact that the netters will
be minus the services of two of its
top-ranking players, they should
have little difficulty in conquering
the Western Michigan squad.
So far this season, the Wolverine
netters have been victorious in all
but one match, and that one to a
strong squad from Notre Dame. Last
week-end, the racqueteers captured
their fifth and sixth straight Big Ten
wins as they defeated Ohio State and
Northwestern.
The fact that the Wolverines have
turned away all Big Ten opposition
to date will make them the favorites
at the Western Conference cham-
pionships Saturday. They will prob-
ably receive the most competition
from Ohio State, but considering the
close battle with Northwestern, may
receive some trouble from the Wild-
cat charges.
Today the match with Western
Michigan will begin at 4 p.m. at
Ferry Field and will be the Wol-
verines' last dual contest of the
season.

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and trimmed the linksmen, 17% -9%.
Wolverines Avenge Loss
On May 14, the Wolverines return-
ed to the Michigan golf course and
avenged the previous defeat at the
hands of the Buckeyes when they
trounced them 16-2. It was a glo-
rious afternoon on the links, for
the Maize and Blue also defeated
Western Michigan, 161/-l12.
This gives the Wolverines links-
men a total of six wins against two
defeats for the season. Included in
this record is two Conference wins
and one defeat. Therefore, it is
hard to predict how the golfers will
fair in the Conference meet.
Greene in ll-Str Game
Johnny Greene, a Wolverine tackle
for the past three years, has received
a bid to the Chicago Bears-Collegiate
All Stars game to be played at Chi-
cago Aug. 30, he revealed yesterday.
The Collegiahs will assemble at
Northwestern University Aug. 12 for
the start of their practice.
Greene was picked by the Detroit;
Lions in the pro grid draft.
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ST. LOUIS, May 22.-UP)-A nat-
ural righthander from the hills of
North Carolina has become the Na-
tional League's leading pitcher-as a
lefthander.
Hubert Max Lanier of Denton, N.C.,
currently topping senior circuit twir-
lers with six victories and no defeats
(officially, at least), signed a St.
Louis Cardinal contract in 1933 after
a successful high school record.
The Cards wanted Max to work up
gradually, but he didn't like minor
league salaries and refused to report
for four years.
Finally, Branch Rickey sent his
brother Frank to talk to Lanier, and
Max agreed to play for the Cardinal
system, providing he could get to the
majors in two years.
Lanier came up to the big time in
1938. After only fair success, he
found his stride last season to mark
up the best left-handed record in the
league--15 victories, seven defeats.
But Max started out life as a right-
hander and did everything right-

handed until he was eight years old.
Then he suffered a broken right arm.
With the arm in a sling he tried out
his left arm. Two more breaks in the
right one and Max was definitely
committed to the southpaw way of
life.
Maybe because his left-handed
throwing style is only adopted, Lan-
ier is anything but the typical eccen-
tric portsider.
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By MAItY LU HEATH
With the return of Coach Ray
Fisher's baseball squad from Cham-
paign yesterday, the details of the
seven inning 4-4 tie between the
Wolverines and the Illini Saturday
became more clear.
In interpreting the contest, which
was to be the first of a two-gafne card
for the afternoon, but was called'
because of inclement weather, Coach
Fisher stated yesterday that his team
looked "swell afield" and that pitcher
Bo Bowman "had very little trouble
until the last half of the seventh,'
yielding only three bingles, two of'
which were definitely scratch hits."'
The first Illinois run came in the
fifth, when a man reached first on a
two-base error by Bowman, who
threw over first in an attempt to get
his man. Catcher Bob Stevenson;
threw over second into centerfield inI
trying to pick the runner off the bag,
and the Illinois player reached third
on the misplay. He scored on the
throw-in from leftfielder Bill Gregor
after two outs were racked up by
Bowman.
Battery Makes Four Errors
The four errorsaregistered by the
Wolverines were al charged to the
battery. Bowman was charged with
two misplays and Stevenson also!
committed a pair. However, none of
these errors were respinsible for the

Captain Don Lund saved the ball
game in the seventh when he made a
great catch far out in centerfield.
The ball appeared much too high for
Lund to reach it, but the big fielder
jumped high into the air to pull it
down. Fisher also complimented
Blanchard for his fine showing at
short.
Gregor was the hitting star of the
game, and had a perfect day at the
plate, getting his first hit in five
games. He garnered a single and a
round-tripper in his two official
times at bat, hitting the first home
run which the Wolverines have regis-
tered all season. Gregor's mighty
clout was hit far out into right center.
Gregor and Hirsch Temporarily Out
Gregor will be out of action at least
a week, it was estimated, for upon the
team's return to Ann Arbor, he was
sent to Health Service with an attack
of glandular fever.
Meanwhile, the Wolverines pre-
pared for two home games this week.
They will play Fort Custer, whom
they were scheduled to meet earlier
Wednesday. Thursday they will play
a return contest with Camp Perry,
who administered their only defeat
this season.

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