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TIIJESTi A , j 13IHE 13, 1944





Wins Conference Baseball Title in

Michigan, Boilermakers
Battle for TwoRun Lead
Coach Fisher Calls '44 Team 'One of Best';
Wiese Ups Batting Mark, Passes Blanchard

The two games with Purdue Sat-
*urday, which clinched the Western
Conference baseball title for the
Wolverine . nine, were marked not
only by victories for Michigan but
also by the uncomfortably close
scores which appeared on the, records
as the contests progressed.
In neither of the tilts were the two
teams more than two runs apart at
any time in the eighteen inning span
of play, and in the second game, the
Wolverines went into the last of the
ninth with the score tied at two up.
Even in this frame, not a single hit
was registered by Fisher's men. The
final marker was scored on a free
pass, a stolen base and a two-base
error on catcher Bob Stevenson's fly
by the Boilermaker left fielder, Ray
Murphy, which allowed first-sacker
Elmer Swanson to come all the way
home from second.
Bowmnan Hit Freely
In the first contest, which clinched
the title for the Wolverines, the
home nine had a much easier time of
it, managing to collect four runs off
Purdue hurler Ed Timm to the Boil-
ermakers' two. This pair of markers,
gleaned from the southpaw slants of
ace Bo Bowman, were the result of a
nine-hit attack on the Michigan
starter. This rather free clubbing of
Bowman was, with the exception of
last week's first game with the Irish
at South Bend, the hardest attack an
opposing team has administered to
Bowman all season. However, the
Wolverine hurler tightened up no-
ticeably in the later innings.
On the other hand, hurler Elroy
Hirsch pitched one of his best games
of the season in the second contest.
The closeness of the score was due
mainly to rather poor support, a
factor which seems to mark a Hirsch-
pitched tilt. The big right-hander's
curve was breaking more sharply
than usual and he seemed to be doing
some spot-pitching.
Wiese Stars at Plate
Bob Wiese, who replaced Bob
Nussbaumer in the left-field spot,
had the best day at the plate for
Michigan. Wiese collected four hits
is blended and shaped with
your facial features and per-
Liberty off State

in six times at the plate for a day's
average of .667, to pull into the
Wolverine batting lead for the sea-
son. Wiese, whose hitting was very
feeble at the beginning of the cam-
paign, has developed into one of the
most potent of the Michigan sluggers.
After Saturday's contests, Coach
Fisher called his '44 team one of his
best. "It equals most past Michigan
nines in the field," stated Fisher,
"and is always a threat at the plate.
It fails to measure up to my other
squads only in its hurling."
Praise -Blanchard
Fisher called Bruce Blanchard, his
heavy-hitting shortstop, almost as
good at the plate as Bennie Ooster-
baan, the all-time pick as the great-
est Michigan slugger. Oosterbaan is
this year's assistant baseball coach.
An example of the excellent Wol-
verine fielding was demonstrated
Saturday, as centerfielder Don Lund
made a bare-handed circus catch of
Murphy's powerful drive in the
fourth frame of the second tilt.
Fisher has seen only one such catch
in Big Ten competition, and none in
the majors.
Meet Broncos
Meanwhile, the Wolverines are
preparing 'for the games Friday and
Saturday with Western Michigan at
Kalamazoo. The lineup will be con-
siderably juggled, as Stevenson, third
baseman Mike Farnyk and second-
sacker Charley Ketterer will prob-
ably not be on hand for the tilts.
Swanson, who caught for the var-
sity last season, will be behind the
plate, and Fisher will be calling his
outfield up to fill in at the infield
positions. Fisher may also pitch his
reserve hurlers, distributing the
mound assignments among Al Wil-
lers, Dick Schmidtke, Jack Hack-
stadt and Denny Manko.
White House Upsets
Chicago Lodge, 11-7
Chicago Lodge baseball team
muffed an opportunity to win the
Resident House Softball Champion-
ship last night when they lost to the
White House, 11-7.
Jean Hannas pitched effectively
for the White House, and was able to
gain credit for the victory through
several miscues by the Chicago Lodge
infield. The defeat will probably
mean a three-way tie for the title.

LOWdown on Sports
. . by UD LOW
Associate Sports Editor
Farewell, and 30... .
FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS here at the Daily, sportswriters have found
that the most difficult task they were called upon to do was to bang out
a so-called "last column." Most of them found that they had crammed so
much into four years of college life at Michigan that they didn't know
where to begin. They tried to put down in a very limited amount of
space the memories that had been gathered during their stay in Ann
Arbor. Realizing, as did all the rest, that it is impossible to say even an
infinitely small number of things that I wish to say, I should like to dwell
on that particular phase of my life here that seems to me to best typify
Michigan spirit, traditions, and color.
Of all the men on the Michigan coaching staff, I got to know Ken
Doherty and Chester Stackhouse the best. I did not choose to write
about these two men because they were necessarily any better than the
others on the staff, but because they played a more important part
in my particular life and because, since I did get to know them better,
I feel a little better qualified to write this column about them.
The record of the track teams of the last five years, three indoor
Conference crowns and the same number of outloor titles, is of course
a tribute to both Ken and Stack, but this tangible thing doesn't begin to
tell the story. Perhaps the easiest way to introduce what I am trying to
put across is illustrated by the performance of the track squad in the
1943 Big Ten meet in which the Wolverines took top honors without
annexing a single first place. It was the first time in history that a Con-
ference school captured the meet without taking a first place, and several
facts can be directly observed from it.
MOST COACHES are interested primarily in the individual stars and
let the "unknowns" shift for themselves-but not so of Ken Doherty
and Chet Stackhouse. Each will spend hours at a time helping some run-{
ner who may or may not prove a good investment. Sometimes theyf
take the time that they should be giving to the stars of the team,
for often they are the ones that pay off in the end, to help a man
on the team that might not even place fifth in a Conference meet.
Roth have often been blamed for this "team balance" theory on the
basis that it is not what the spectators want. I can't help feeling that
in helping these unknowns on the team, both Doherty and Stack-
house are putting team balance secondary to what is really the
principle reason for their actions-helping and coaching a man for
his own sake, building better bodies, moulding character and instilling
a spirit of sportsmanship in the individual.
Coaching a sport for the sole purpose of turning out winning teams
in order to build up the school's financial reserves or to enhance the repu-
tation of the school should be pushed far in the background. Athletics
should be conducted for just those purposes mentioned above. Michigan
seems to have succeeded very well along this line, and Ken and Stack
couldn't have done a better job.
I don't think any of the fellows that have worked under Ken
and Stack will. ever forget the help and encouragement each has given
them. When I first went out for freshman track and told Stack
that I had run only one year in high school, he was very encouraging,
telling me that it didn't matter what my high school record was. I was
just a third rate hurdler, but that didn't make any difference to Stack.
His help was invaluable to me, and after a while even I could see a
slight improvement. His improving my running ability wasn't what
impressed me, however, but rather the patience he exhibited and the
friendly manner in which he coached the fellows on the team. My
lack of ability never warranted his spending any time with me, but
Stack would always treat me just as though I was one of the fellows
breaking all the records.
WHEN I AGAIN WENT OUT FOR TRACK my junior year, it was the
same story over again. And my case was just one of the many that
befell Ken Doherty. A number of the members of the squad were only
fair runners, some improved enough to pick up fourths and fifths in the
Conference meet, and somne like myself were, as far as the team was con-
cerned, liabilities. I doubt very much, though, that either Ken or Stack
ever regret any of the time they spent with those of us that never contrib-
uted points to the championships won since they have been coaching here,
for their reward lies in the satisfaction tlat they have made a valuable
and priceless contribution to each of the individuals they have tutored.

Hume Twins
Race to Ninth
Win of Season
All Other Wolverine
Entrants Gain Place
. . , A I a11.



i eam mi'ist es lra The powerful and well-balanced
Wolverine golf squad, which cap-
Bob and Ross Hume, Wolverine tured the Big Ten championship
distance men, ran their ninth more than two weeks ago at Chicago,
straight dead-heat victory in the will compete for the NCAA links title
mile chase of the 23rd annual run- June 26, 27 and 27 at the Inverness
ning of the National Collegiate Sat- Golf Club in Toledo.
urday in Milwaukee, as they paced Coach Ray Courtright, who has
a five man Michigan squad. piloted the team to the Western
In helping to ring- down the cur- Conference title for the last three
tain on a successful track season, years, said that six golfers would
all five of the Maize and Blue repre- make the trip to play for the Wolver-
sentatives placed in the meet. which ines.
saw Coach Ken Doherty's charges Tnes
chak u fotypoits ha wee god The same quintet which played
chalk up forty points that were good at the Big Ten meet will undoubtedly
ing. form the basis of the Wolverine pow-
Humes Tie er. These five men will be John
The Hume duo ran the third best Jenswold, Phil Marcellus, Tom Mes-
Ted the doan tee thid the singer, Jack Tews and Paul O'Hara.
tieo hi aera hyDnWlig Ken Berke and Ken
breasted the tape handl-in-hand more DnWlig oe will probably fight it out for
than 100 yards ahead of their near- Moreynber six position.
est competitor, Frank Martin ofhs
Notre Dame. This was accomplished Were Runners Up
in the fast time of 4:16.6. Had the Last year, the linksmen were run-
competition been a little stiffer, they ners-up to Yale in the National Col-
would undoubtedly have broken their legiates held at Olympia Fields in
previous record for the mile, set in Chicago. Captained by Ben Smith,
the Central Collegiates. who was co-champion in the Big
Bob Kelley of the Illini had' to Ten meet, the Wolverines provided
come from behind in the last 75 the Eli with plenty of competition,
yards to beat Bob Hume in the half- but were unable to beat the stronger
mile run with a time of 1:55,1. Dick foursome. Smith and Bob Fife, an-
Barnard of Michigan finished third other former Wolverine, lost out in
in this event. the quarter-finals of the tourna-
Martin Places Third ment, to decide the individual chain-
Jack Martin, outdoor Conference pion.
champion in the low hurdles, came On the basis of the linksmen's per-1
in third in his specialty with a time formange this year, they should have
of 24.3, and George Kraeger threw ! a golden opportunity to win the
the shot 46 feet, which was good for title. Jenswold, who won individual
a fifth place. honors at this year's Big Ten meet,
Illinois led by Claude (Buddy) will head the Wolverine title quest.
Young, won the team title easily as Captain Phil Marcellus has been per-
it registered 79 points, scoring in ten forming in his usual fine style re-
of the 14 events and winning four
individual championships. Young NATIONAL LEAGUE
won both the 100 and 220 yard A 4 EAGUE
dashes, and placed second in the Brooklyn ....410 021001- 9 12 1
broadjump to walk away with indi- New York ...533 010 21x-15 16 2
vidual honors. Webber, McLish, Flowers, Franklin

Big Ten Title Holders
Attempt To Better Last
Year's Performance

Two Close Games
Linksmen Prepare for National
Collegiate Golf Championships

cently and should be in top form
during the between semester holi-
Have 6-2 Record
Previous to this year's Big Ten
sweepstakes, the Wolverines were vic-
torious in six dual meets, fosing two.
One of these defeats was -at the
hands of Ohio State, but this was
avenged at a later meeting when
Michigan handed the Buckeyes a
humiliating 16-2 lacing.
The othertsetback was admini-
stered by Notre Dame, 1612 - 9%ar
As yet, however, it is not known if
the Irish squad plans to compete in
the NCAA's.
If the Wolverine team shoots as
they have in recent weeks, Coach
Courtright will be able to place a
squad on the golf links as good as,
if not better than, any other school
in the country, even though its mem-
bers are not tops individually.
There will be a meeting of
Sphinx at 7 p. m. today in the
lounge of the West Quadrangle,
President George Kraeger has an-
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Washington 100 000 000 21-4 11 2
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Cleveland ....100 500 00x-6 8 1
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in her recital at 4:15 this afternoon,
in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Miss
Peck,is a student of Lynne Palmer,
and the program will be open to the
Events Today
Am. Soc. C.E. Student Chapter
Meeting: Final meeting of the spring
term. Lloyd B. Reid, City Traffic
Engineer of Detroit, will speak on
"Detroit Expressways," at 7:30 p.m.
in the Union.
Mathematics Club will meet this
evening at 8 o'clock in the West Con-
ference Room, Rackham Bldg. Dr.
Kaplan will speak on "The Mechan-
ism of Condensation of Gases." An-
nouncement of the Miller Award
will be given at this time.
There will be-a meeting of the
Christian Science Organization, this
evening at 8:15 in the chapel of the
Michigan League. Students, alum-
nae and faculty are cordially invited
to attend.

& Owen; Voiselle, Adams & G.
Rm. 303 Chemistry Building. L. B.
Scott and Peter A. S. Smith will
speak, respectively, on the following
subjects: "Some Aspects of the Diels-
Alder Reaction," and "Reactions
Involving the Radical NH." All in-
terested are invited.
Hopwood Play: An original Hop-
wood-winner Irish play will be pre-
sented at the University High School
auditorium Wednesday, June 14, at
7:30 p. m. sharp. The play was writ-
ten this year by Charles Leavey and
will be presented by students of act-
ing from the Speech Department.
Admission is free.
Office and Portable Models
of all makes
314 South State St.


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term. Call Ronnie Leitner, 2-5587.

Coming Events
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