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THE MICiGAN DAiLY

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Top Aquatic Teams Will'
Com pete Here in Meet

Michigan Prepares
Sports Carnival
Michigan's Varsity Pool will be
the scene of one of the biggest ath-
letic events of the year March 30-31,
when a host of top college and uni-
Mikan Breaks
Garden Record
With 53 Points
By WHITNEY MARTIN
NEW YORK, March 23-(A)-
George Mikan of De Paul scored 53
points the other night and fractured
all kinds of Madison Square Garden
basketball scoring records, and as
George Mikan is six feet and nine
inches tall some folks might say:
"Well, why shouldn't lie," figuring
he's got six hands in the grab bag
when it comes to advantage over av-
erage players.
Exceptional height naturally is an
advantage as its's easier to reach over
and drop a quarter into a collection
plate than it is to try to flip one in,
and once these big guys get the ball
stretched up above their heads under
the basket there isn't much you can
do about it. And on defense they are
the natural magnet for rebound
shots.
Uses Height To Advantage
But in many cases that ends their
usefulness. So often they are slow
and clumsy with an ineptness almost
offsetting their height advantage,
playing in aself-conscious, almost
apologetic way in the manner of a
lad with no particular aptitude or
zest for the game playing just be-
cause he was dragged out there and
told it was his duty.
The best compliment we can pay
George Mikan is this:
He would still be a very good
basketball played if he was seven
or eight inches shorter.
Well Proportioned
He's a well proportioned fellow for
his size, and handles his rangy bulk
quite as well as a well-built lad of
average height. He carries himself
is nothing apologetic about his man-
straight, with head up, and there
ner. He's an aggressive, hard-work-
ing guy who does more than his share
of the dirty work, or that necessary
but unspectacular business of getting
the ball and working it into a posi-
tion for himself or a teammate to
take a shot. He seems to be at both
ends of the court at once, always
scrapping for the ball.
We saw him play when he made
those 53 points, and when .his team
was far, far out in front and loaf-
ing could be forgiven, a tournament
player sitting behind us said:
"Look at that guy dig."
Which meant Mikan was in there
pitching every minute. He's not a
big goon standing around waiting
for four little men to feed him. He
does his share of the feeding, and
did his bit to fatten up the bo
score totals of his teammates.
We hadn't meant to sing all th
song about one man, but once you get
started on him it's hard to stop. We
had meant to talk a little about a
Bowling Green player named Wyn-
dol Gray, too, just about the smooth-
est, slickest piece of basketball ma-
chinery we've seen in quite a spell
Real poetry of motion.
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versity swimming teams compete in
the annual National Collegiate Ath-
letic Association's championship
swimming meet.
Stellar mermen from all over the
country are determined to amass na-
tional honors for themselves and their
alma maters in this gala sports car-
nival. Although the entry blanks
have not yet been received, Coach
Matt Mann, Wolverine swimming
mentor who is in charge of the meet,
expects such strong squads as those
from Ohio State, Minnesota, Michi-,
gan State College, Illinois, and North-
western to appear.
Michigan Unbeaten in Big Ten
The Michigan mermen, who finish-
ed the season undefeated in Western
Conference competition, have been
priming for this clash all year. They
exhibited their power quite decisive-
ly in the Big Ten championship meet,
held at Northwestern two weeks ago.,
by downing the runner-up, Ohio
State, 55-43, to win the crown for
the second consecutive year.
Outstanding members of the Maize
and Blue crew are Captain, Mert
Church, holder of the Conference
titles in both the 50 and 100-yard
freestyle divisions; Chuck Fries and
Bob Mowerson, two more powerful
freestyle men; Bob Munson, young
backstroker; and Heini Kessler, co-
owner of the Big Ten 200-yard
breaststroke crown, with Vern Ojam-
pa, of Minnesota.
Coach Mann believes the Wolverine
squad is in top condition and expects
the boys to give a good account of
themselves in next weekend's battles.
"We, have a well-balanced squad," he
stated, "and will be right up there
fighting all the time."
rThree .Baseball
'Tilts added to

at Purdue e a y s
Michigan Expects Fight;
Relies on Distance Menr
Barnard, Forrestal, Hume Twins To Run
Medley; Lauritsen, Bentz in Pole Vault
By BILL MULLENDORE
Twenty Michigan trackmen en- of turning the tables. Drake and
trained for Chicago this morning Great Lakes also figure to cut heavily
<ent upon a successful defense of into the Wolverines' potential point
their title in the University division total.
of the Purdue Relays tonight at La- Distance Men Slated To Win
rayette, Ind. Michigan Coach Ken Doherty *is
Although installed inthe role of banking heavily on his distance run-
.ine-mee favoritetheaWolvernehi h;: a t, rn
pre-meet favorite, the WolverineHners to pull victory out of the hat
squad is expected to have a much Unless the Wolverines can pick lp
4n du j o anslast ya first places in the two-mile relay and
Mhen it rolled up 49 points against
3f c pa PI i istance medley relay, most observers
77n ecne1cahm agree that their remaining streni th
<,1 second by an eyelash to Michigan in areta hi eain tegl
he srCf, wli not prove sufficient to displace
e dWestern Conference meet, sill the balanced power of the Illini.
:h ..e n hnd wthihe{x"resiprpo e _. . -._... IIA. --. nsn.,,.

Boston Brins
Rated Favorite

GETTING THE PITCHING mound ready for batt ng practice at Memorial Stadium, Terre Haute, Ind.
are Chicago White Sox Coach George (Mule) Haas, Trainer Edward J. (Packey) Schwartz, Manager
Jimmy Dykes and Coach Harold (Muddy) Ruel. (Left to right.)
Highlights from Spring Training Camps

I

Sewell Set for Season
MUNCIE, Ind., Mar. 23-(A)-Tru-
ett Banks Sewell, who is crowding
"37", reports his legs, wind and tan-
talizing "blooper pitch" all are prim-
ed for his third straight 20-game
season.
If the Pittsburgh pirates, virtually
intact from last season's second place
finish, catch the spring-time enthu-
siasm of the "Rip," the champion St.
Louis Cardinals are a collection of
dead birds.
In his first work-out this week,
Sewell toiled three innings with the
jubilant zeal of a rookie. He threw
his slow-motion dive bomb pitch, was
swinging at the plate like Joe Di
Maggio and running the bases with
Cobb-like fervor.
Sewell isn't too chesty though.

Present

Series

Coach Ray Fisher announced yes- "A pitcher has to get all the breaks
terday that three games have been all the way to win 20 games," he
added to the present baseball sched- asserted.
ule, and that several more tilts may The Cardinals, who finished far
be carded before the season begins. ahead of the runner-up Pirates last
These contests include two games season, better hope Sewell doesn't get
with the Romulus Air Base squad "all the breaks" this summer.
which the Wolverines defeated han- The ace right hander finished with
dily last spring. The first in this a 21-12 record last season respite a
series will take place May 6 at Rom- ; touch of pleurisy that had him on the
ulus, and the last will be played ropes for almost a month.
May 21 here.f
The other game will see the Uni- Browns Whip Toledo
versity of Detroit come here for a
single game April 17. The Detroit- CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Mar. 23
ers did not face Michigan last season. -(A)-The St. Louis Browns whipped
First and third base still remain their Toledo farm club of the Amer-
a problem for Fisher, as the Wolver- ican Association for the third straight
ne coach regards none of the men time today, 12 to 1.
who are working out at these posi- Manager Luke Sewell used only
tions "entirely satisfactory." In veteran hurlers Al Hollingsworth and
discussing his current dilemma, Fish- Tex Shirley in the six-inning affair
er stated, "If I could only get one and each allowed the minor leagues
more really good infielder, I could three hits. The American League
move Walter Kell back to his old champions collected 16 blows, three
third base spot and stick the new of them by Pete Gray, one-armed
boy in at second." centerfielder.

be called sometime after mid-April
and may not attempt to play ball be-
fore he reports for army training.
With Orrell a doubtful starter, and
Mike Higgins lost to the Navy, the
Tigers lack but seven men of hav-
ing their complete spring training
roster in camp. Infielder outfielder
Don Ross has been enroute from Ar-
cadia, Calif., for three days, and
Zeller expects Pitcher Ruffus Gen-
try and first baseman Rudy York to
report here by Sunday.
Only other absentees are pitcher
Bob Gillespie, catchers Al Unser and
Jim Miller, and shortstop Carl Sul-
livan. .
The Tigers had a lengthy fielding
drill today and planned their first
squad game Saturday.
* * *
Nagel Joins White Sox
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., -March 23-
(A)-Portly Bill Nagel, infielder up
from Milwaukee, may get the cleanup
assignment in Manager Jimmy Dykes'
White Sox lineup. Nagel, slated to
hold down third base, hit .307 for
the Brewers last year, and has been
hammering the ball all over the lot
in training camp. Right now, Nagel
needs to take off 15 pounds in ex-
cess weight, however.
' .'e
Wyse To Play for Cubs
FRENCH LICK, Ind., March 23-
(I)-The pitching staff of the Chicago
Cubs began to take shape today when
Henry Wyse, who won 16 and lost
15 last season, took his first workout
with the squad. Manager Charlie
Grimm now has eight.
Pitchers in the fold, with two oth-
ers, Ray Prim, and Dwight Adams
taking their preliminary conditioning
with the Los Angeles club. The pitch-
ers will be invited to cut loose in Sun-
day's second intra-club game.
A's Beat Coast Guard
BALTIMORE, Mar. 23-(A)-The
Philadelphia Athletics turned back
the Curtis Bay (MD.) Coast Guard
team today 14-13 in the first game
of the season for both.
The A's game through with the
slam bang seventh inning in which
I winning run in the eighth after a

24 batters came to the plate. Char-
ley Metro, who is fighting for a reg-
ular post with the Athletics, turned
in the best performance. leading off
the attack, that clinched the game.
He doubled to left in the eighth
with bases loaded, scoring two runs.
Joe Burns followed with a single,
bringing in Dick Siebert and Metro.
Philadelphia .. 040 010 850-14 12 2
Coast Guard .. 200 110 900-13 12 2
Black, Knerr, (4) Horner, (7), Con-
way, (7), and Hayes, Pruett. Ronay,
Sipple, (6), Kerr, (7), and Tabacheck,
Reeves.
Cardinals 'Washed' Out
CAIRO, Ill., March 23.-(AP)- The
flooded-out St. Louis Cardinals have
given up hope of accomplishing a
spring training program here and
will move the camp to Sportsman's
Park, St. Louis, over the week-end.
The decision was made after the
arrival today of President Sam Brea-
don to inspect the futile five-day
efforts of other club officials to drain
seepage water off the park's outfield.
Green Light Still on
For Baseball Teams
WASHINGTON, March 23--(P)-
Baseball today apparently was in a
position to circle the bases steadily
in the 1945 season, a check of gov-
ernment departments revealed.
Selective Service and War Depart-
ment persons said that no thought is
being given to altering regulations
now in effect governing professional
athletes, and the White House indi-
cated a similar attitude.
Meanwhile, Branch Rickey, Presi-
dent of the Brooklyn Dodgers, dis-
closed at his team's training camp,
Bear Mountain, N. Y., that War
Mobilization Director James F. Byr-
nes has indicated he will make no
ruling to ambarrass the game this,
season.
Rickey said he received a state-
ment to this effect from Ford Frick,
National League head.
Byrnes' office said that it "knows
nothings about" such a statement.
Frick and Will Harridge, American
League President, once conferred with
Byrnes on baseball's manpower prob-
lems.

in rwy-".Jrs
DETROIT, Mar. 23-(0P)-Boston's
Bruins, their role shifted from that of
underdog to favorite by virtue of their
two victories here over the Detroit
Red Wings, headed home tonight to
renew their first round Stanley Cup
hockey series with the wings on home
ice Sunday.
Cheering news for the Bruins came
from, x-ray examination of Herbie
Cain who was injured in a crash
against the boards in the first period
of last night's game. Cain first was
reported to have suffered a broken
collar bone, but the x-rays today
showed nothing worse than severe
bruises.
Cain May Start
Cain left with the Bruins and it
was indicated he might even be ready
for action Sunday, although it was
considered more likely manager Art
Ross would put utility man Bill
Thoms on the ice and give Cain
further rest. After Cain's injury last
night, defenseman Murray Hender-
son moved to a forward post to re-
place him, and Armand Gaudreault
also was used in the same spot later
in the game.
The Detroit team, facing the neces-
sity of winning in Boston to retain
their hopes of reaching the Stanley
Cup finals, learned they would have
to play without the services''of veter-
an high-scoring Syd Howe, most
versatile player in the club.
Although x-ray examination of
Howe was not completed tonight, it
was feared he had suffered a shoul-
der separation in a fall at the edge
of the Boston goal in the third period
last night.
Manager Jack Adams of the Red
Wings planned to shift Jud McAtee
to Howe's center position, and flank
him with Tony Bukovich and vet-
eran Modere Bruneteau. He said he
would drop Ted Lindsay to the third
line with Murray Armstrong and
Eddie Bruneteau, and leave the sec-
ond line unchanged.
Howe Is Question Mark
Whether Howe would see any more
service in the series remained unan-
swered. If the series is prolonged,
he might be used when the teams
return here.
Red Wings officials said tickets for
the fifth playoff game here Thurs-
day, if one is necessary, would go on
sale at Olympia here on the morn-
ing following a Detroit victory in
either game at Boston. Should oth-
er games be necessary, the sixth
would be played at Boston and then
the teams would return here to com-
plete the series.

In the pitching department, veter-
an Bo Bowman is taking it easy at
present, but Ray (Red) Louthen, the
former Western Michiganshurler,
worked four innings of yesterday's
intra-squad game. Louthen, who
throws a very fast ball; struck out a
goodly number of the players who
faced him. Fisher expects the tal
V-12 trainee to fan opposing bat-
ters with dispatch during the com-
ing season.
A

Toledo (AA) . .. .000 001- 1 6 0
St. Louis (AL)..340 32x-12 16 0
Whitehead, Ikemeyer (5) and
Comyn, Missler. Hollingsworth,
Shirley (4) and Mancuso.
Orrell Passes Physical
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Mar. 23-(P)--
Forrest Orrell, 26 year old right-hand
pitcher who won eight games against
a single defeat last season with Buf-
falo, has passed his induction physi-
cal and may not report for spring
training with the Detroit Tigers, gen-
eral manager Jack Zeller said to-
day.
Orrell advised Zeller that he will
Tickets for the NCAA cham-
pionship swimming meet are now
on sale at the Athletic Admini-
stration Building. They are pric-
ed at $1.00, tax-included, for both
nights with $.25 for preliminaries
in the afternoon.

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Kearns Pleads Innocent
In Mail Fraud Charge
NEW YORK, Mar. 23--(P)-Jack
Kearns, manager of Jack Dempsey
when he was heavyweight champion,
pleaded innocent in federal court to-
day to a 26-count indictment charg-
ing mail fraud, violation of the secu-
rities exchange act and conspiracy.
Judge Alfred C. Coxe released
Kearns in $3,500 bail and set April
16 for his trial with Harry (Packy)
Lennon, boxer now fighting removal
from Chicago, and Gloria Carruth-
ers, who performed as an astrologist
under the name of Princess Zulieka
anr who is not in rcutnlv Rnth were

It"s a pleasan't
habi4. but..
IT'S a pleasant college custom to
pick up the telephone and visit
long and lingeringly with friends.
But if you're on a party-line, it ties
up all the others on the line who
may be waiting to make or
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party-line calls reasonably short

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