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10 Michigan Thinclads Entered in Chicago Relays T
By JOAN I NDSAY
Bruce Blanchard, 21-year-old Mar-
ine from Detroit and ace third base-
nan, is one of the outstanding vet-
erans back this year to form a nu-
cleus of Coach Ray Fisher's ball team.
Starting his second season this
spring as the regular third sacker of
the Michigan squad, Bruce has been
Last Times Today -
playing baseball since he was a fresh-
man in high school. Although he
never participated in any sports reg-
ulated by Cooley High School, which
he attended, he played sandlot ball in
Class A of the Detroit Baseball Fed-
In 1941, playing third base on the
Altes Lager team, which won the
world's amateur title, Bruce batted
.345. On the same team the fol-
lowing year he boosted his average
15 points. Last summer agile Bruce
covered third for the Paris Cleaners'
team and finished the season with an
average of .345.
"Player of Week"
The Detroit free Press carried a
special feature entitled "The Player
of the Week" of the Detroit sandlots.
Blanchard was the only player ever
recognized three times in this col-
After graduating from Cooley High
School, Bruce prepped at Kiski in
Pennsylvania where he played base-
ball and some basketball.yHe then
came to Michigan and in the spring
reported to Ray Fisher to try out for
varsity baseball. It was at freshman
practice that Bruce met Elmer Swan-
son who was destined to become the
regular catcher on the ball team and
a champion high hurdler. Since that
time they have been inseparable, be-
ing roommates for two years and now
both members of the Marine Corps.
Bats Left handed
Batting left handed, Bruce's av-
erage last season was .337. He is a
colorful ball player and especially
adept at swooping up hot grounders.
Qf him, Coach Ray Fisher says, "I
expect great things of Blanchard
Bruce has had several offers from
major league ball clubs and has work-
ed out with the Chicago White Sox,
the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit
Tigers. The irony of this situation
is that he could not make the team,
in high school.'
Out for Track
Th is year, Blanchard came out for
track and won the 60-,yard dash in
:6;.4 seconds in the first meet he ever
participated in against Western Mich-
igan. Unfortunately he hurt his leg;
and was unable to measure up to the
promising showing he made at the
beginning of the season. H-owever, he
did reach the finals of the Big Ten
Conference meet, but was again hind-
ered by the old injury and didn't
When it comes to hobbies, Bruce'
has just one and that is baseball
with a capital B although he does
enjoy watching hockey games and
played two years of amateur hockey
in Canada. His favorite ball player
is 6 ft 4 inch Ted Williams, former
Boston Red Sox star, who contrasts
greatly to Blanchard's 5 ft 9 inches.
Naturally his favorite ball club is
the Tigers, being a product of 1)c-
Family Baseball Mindel
"My whole family are rabid base-
ball fans," commented Bruce, with
a grin. "They come to Ann Arbor
to all the games."
Bruce is a senior physical educa-
tion major and should graduate in
October, but he will probably be ship-
ped to Paris Island in July.
Rusin 60D- Yard IDash
...who holds the fastest time
for the 600-yard run yet this sea-
son, will be favored to cop top lion-
ors in this event.
The University of Michigan ice
rink will close for the season at
5:00 p m., Sunday. Persons who
have stored skates at the rink are
asked to remove them by that time.
Golfers who can shoot under 80
report to Coach Courtright. Golf
nets at the Intramural Building
available at 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.
daily beginning Monday, March 20.
frackmen To Compete Natators Mn
Swanson Alim s for Relay Championships
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By BILL LAMBERT ference crown, will be entered in the Only Retui'iiig Champ
Ten members of Michigan's con- mile and 1,000-yard runs respectively. To eend 44 () Til
ference championship track team will Bob, who placed third behind Dodds
be competing against 170 of the na- in the NAA.U, will again be compet- Seeking their 13th title in 18 years
tion's top-flight stars when they in- n in a star-studded field, and will under the tutelage of Coach Matt
vade the Chicago Stadium tonight at have to turn in one of his best times Mann, the Wolverine swimming team
8 p.m. at which time the first event to place in such fast company. Ross has a good chance of wresting the
on the Chicago Relays' card is slated turned his ankle in the confer 'National crown from the weak Ohio
to beginwho s- State squad, when they enter the
ence meet last week, is still a doubt- NCAA in New Haven, Conn., March
This annual track and field corm- ful entry, but Dick Barnard, his run- 24 and 25.
petition which is sponsored by the ning mate who placed third in the This meet will be shy of the power-
Chicago Daily News, has attracted an mladen teams that were represented
array of championship calibre mater- mile and half-mile at Chicago, is in pre-war days, and the only re-
ial, which includes Gil Dodds, the definitely going to start. turning individual champion will be
present holder of the world indoor Swanson Is a Threat in Hurdles Ked Nakama of Ohio State. Who will
mile mark, Cornelius Warmerdam, Elmer Swanson, who last week defend his 440-yard free style title;
the pole vaulting ensign, "Hose Nose' tucked both high and low hurdle while Michigan will defend both re-
Bob Ufer, Michigan own ace quarter titles under his belt, will be aiming lay titles which they now hold.
miler and present NAAU titlist, ten to add the Relay championship to On the basis of their season's rec-
other Big Ten Conference winners his collection and is entered in the ord of five wins and two losses in dual
from last week's meet, and many hurdle series. Ed Dugger of Dayton, meets, and the ease with which they
others, too numerous to mention. Ohio, the NAAU champ, will be a captured the Big Ten title at Evans-
Eight American champions who serious challenger for the crown. ton, Feb. 19, compiling a 72-point
were crowned in the NAAU, seven Julius Witherspoon, the standout total, the Wolverines will have more
titlists from the K. of C. games, freshman member of the Wolverine than a fair chance to come through
and entrants representing Notre squad, and Bill Dale, co-owner of the with their second crown this years.
Dame, Great Lakes and Iowa Pre- Big Ten high jump title, are entered Coach Mann is only taking six men
Flight promise to make the Relays a in their specialties, and will encount- tn the trip, but team balance, ond
meeting of champions. er the cream of the crop in this their relay teams, will put Michigan
Ten-Man Squad Makes Trip giant field of contestants. in the thick of the skirmish.
Coach Ken Doherty is taking a Relay Team Is Favored ___________________________
ten-man squad to the Relays, in an Michigan's crack mile relay team
effort to give the boys some valuable which is composed of Jim Pierce, W ELCOME
experience, and at the same time Will Glas, Fred Negus and Ufer, is STUDENTS!
grab some more national recogni- considered as having a good chance *
tion for the Maize and Blue. Ufer, of slicing the tape in their specialty, we teel proud to have served the
who holds the fastest time for the in as much as their time of 3:23.6 stiident body, and we- invIte yotU
600-yard run yet this season, is con- which they turned in last week in the new students to become famIliar
ceded a good chance of taking top conference meet, is reputed to be at w!th our hair styles,
FI+ ye tBal hers 1' r v You+ r~
honors. He will encounter stiff con- least two seconds faster than any
petition, however, from stars who mile relay time yet turned in through-
have been covering this distance more out the country this season. Whether
' regularly than he has, making any the boys can repeat their performance 1) .scoIa Bre rs
sort of a prediction rather haphazard. on the boards in the stadium is an- Domenic D. Dascola, Mgr.
Bob and Ross Hume, the galloping other question which will be answered iberts3 off State
twins who share the Western Con- tonight.
Intramural. Cay;e Tournament
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Resuming play this afternoon, the
All-Campus Intranural Cage League
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Building after some weeks of inac-
tivity, due to exams and the ending
of the semester.
League I will begin playing at 1:30
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they will be champions of their
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for the championship of the tourna-
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