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To Open NCAA Swim
Manager O'Neill Likes
His Ball PlayersSlim
EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 29-( )v
-"The baseball player who reports
for spring training without having to
take off weight to get into shape is
way ahead of the field, manager
Steve O'Neill told his Detroit Tigers
at their Evansville camp today.
The subject was Rudy York, belt-
ing first baseman, who reported three
days ago from his Georgia farm home
weighing exactly 19 pounds under his
playing weight of 209 pounds in 1944.
The streamlined Rudy entered into
his first 1945 workout with the zest
of a rookie and came out of a hard
drill feeling fit as a fiddle. Proof
that he doesn't need all that bulk to
'maintain his power hitting was pro-
vided in his second trip to the batter's
box in hitting practice.
Rudy, at 190 pounds and with his
clothes flapping on his trim frame
like rags on a scarecrow, watched!
four pitches before he belted the next'
one over the brick wall in left field.
The next swing sent the ball rattl-
ing off the fence in the same sector.
York, after a hard winter's work on
his Cartersville, Ga., farm, was ready
for a slugging good season.
Another case of expert condition-
ing is 39-year-old Roger (Doc) Cram-
er, the "Mr. Graceful" of Detroit's
center field. A carpenter in Mana-
hawkin, N. J., in the off-season,
Cramer reported in at 186.
CHAMP INSPECTS BASE--Commander Jack Dempsey of the Coast
Guard, takes his carbine in hand as he inspects a rugged part of a new
base in the Pacific with Coast Guardsman Richard J. Schwarz of
Newark, N. J. The former heavyweight is on an inspection tour of
Coast Guard forward units.
Squad Preparing for
Opener on April 13
By BILL LAMBERT
Baseball Coach Ray Fisher's at-
tempt to angle for a week-end game
with Oberlin College fell through, it
was announced last night.
The turnout at Oberlin has been
large, and as a result no definite
squad has been sorted out. Because
the majority of the Ohio club is com-
prised of Navy V-12 men, thus enab-
ling them to play only week-end
games, there will be no later game
"T guess I'm just as glad," Coach
Fisher stated, "The weather made
me itchy for a game, but our boys
still need a lot of work."
Team Stays Indoors
Yesterday's bad weather confined
the team to the Field House, where
the batters, pitchers, and catchers
took their workout in the nets. t
The tentative first team line-up
now places Bob Stevenson, last year's
spark plug, behind the plate; Jack
Hackstadt, who worked as a relief
pitcher last season, on first; speedy
Walter Kell, who shared thirtl with
Mike Farnyk in '44, at second; fresh-
man Jack Weisenburg covering
short; and gridder Joe Ponsetto in
the hot corner.
Bill Gregor, the Wolverine's big
stick at the plate last year, appears
to have the inside track on left field;
veteran Don Lund, in his third year
of varsity baseball, will get the call
in center; and Bill Nelson, former
reserve outfielder, is the likely starter
'Civilian Day' Established
Wednesday, because of Navy drills,
has been established as "civilian day."
Only the civilian element of the
squad is able to repor* to practice,
but Coach Fisher expects tEils to give
them a good chance to form a smooth
working machine for midweek tilts.
One of the new candidates to re-
port for practice is Bob Callahan,
recently discharged from the Mar-
ines. The burly veteran, who two
years ago played football for Mis-
souri, is taking his turn behind the
plate. Should he round into playing
form, he may solve Coach Fisher's
problem of a civilian catcher.
Weather permitting, the squad will
again move outdoors tomorrow for
another intra-squad game. Bo Bow-
man, Ray Louthen, and Jack Mark-
ward will undoubtedly see some work
on the mound.
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State Share Spotlight
Coach Matt Mann Pins Hopes on Captain
Church, Pulford, Munson, Chubb, Kessler
inkster s Face
Titans April 21
Coach Barclay Starts
Practice for First Tilt
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By BUD ROVIT
The annual NCAA's, which Michi-
gan is playing host to today and
tomorrow, will officially open up
with time trials in the 1,500 meter
freestyle this morning, followed by
preliminaries in the 50 and 220 free-
style, 150 yard backstroke and 300
yard medley relay.
The final running off of these
events plus the low board diving con-
test, will take place at the Varsity
Pool in the Intramural Building to-
In the 50 yard freestyle event, Cap-
tain Mert Church of Michigan, who
holds the current 50 and 100 yard
Conference crowns, is favored over
the rest of the field, which includes
team-mates, Charlie Fries and Gor-
Rogers Swims Saturday
Gene Rogers, Columbia's "one-
man" team, due to a navy restriction
will be able to compete in only Sat-
urday's events, thus leaving him out
of the running. The other main com-
petitors in the race, Ohio State's
Grody and Thompson, have already
been twice beaten this year by
Church, and are not afforded too
much chance for an upset.
The 1,500 meter freestyle shapes
up as a wide open affair, with Rudy
Schlanger of OSU, Milford Maloney,
of Canisius, brother of Paul Maloney
the former Maize and Blue ace, and
Buddy Byers of Purdue contending
for first honors.
i rThe 220 freestyle promises to be
a keen battle. Ralph Riehl, Cornell's
speedy captain, Milford Maloney,
Rudy Schlanger; and Charlie Fries,
have all posted excellent times dur-
ing the season, and with Lion Rogers
unable to compete in this event, the
result is a toss-up among these top
Shand Is Favored
Jim Shand, Princeton freshman,
has registered a 1:41.7 150 yard back-
stroke, a time 2/10 seconds better
than the winning time in the Con-
ference heat, thus giving him a slight
edge over Paul Klein qf Cornell, Big
Ten champ Bob White of Indiana,
Bill MoehlQnbrook of Purdue, and
Michigan's Pulford and Munson.
The low-board diving event will
be all Ohio State, with -Buckeyes,
Hobart Billingsley, Ted Christokos,
and Bob Stone expected to stave off
Coach Bill Barclay, Michigan's new'
golf mentor, already has started pre- The'Wolverine athletic department
paring for the first match of the received the well known "nod" from
season which is scheduled for April Lady Luck when the Navy Depart-
21 against the University of Detroit. ment transferred Ray "Red" Louthen
For the past few weeks, weather here for the rest of his college train-
permitting, the golfers have been ing.
practicing, and today the players' The 19-year-old redhead, who last
will tour the links,dcompleting 18 year starred in football, basketball,
holes for the first time, and will turn and baseball for Western Michigan,
in their scores. Four veterans from is now one of baseball coach Ray
the 1944 squad will shoot and they Fisher's most shining prospects for
are Captain Paul O'Hara, Phil Mar- a starting pitcher's berth.
cellus, John Jenswold, and John Ray'shome town is Columbus, 0.,
Tews. where he was a nine letterman at
Last year the Maize and Blue link- Central High. While competing in
sters encountered the University of varsity sports, Central won city titles
Detroit twice, defeating the Titans in basketball, football, and baseball.
at Detroit in the initial match of the 'Ray Plays Quarterback
year 18-0, while in the final match Last year the former Bronco star
of the season in Ann Arbor, the held down the quarterback slot on
Wolverines easily won again, this the gridiron, and proved to be a stel-
time by a score of 172-%. lar passer. On the hardwoods, he
played with a squad which wound up
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Course To Open
The University of Michigan golf'
course will open Saturday, March 31,1
with an important policy change in
effect this year, according to William
Play this season will be limited to
members of the Board of Regents,
students, alumni, faculty and em-
ployees of the University. Others
must be accompanied by a member
of this group, Barclay said. On Sat-
urdays, Sundays and holidays, the
number of guests of any person hold-
ing playing privileges shall be limited
\to one. Alumni or students wishing
to use the course should be prepared
to show their identification upon ad-
Barclay -also issued the last call
for candidt tes for the University golf
team, asking that all those interested
report to him immediately at the
the season winning 9 and losing 1U.
While playing baseball for Western
Michigan, he finished the ybar win-
ning four and losing two. Besides a
victory over Michigan, he also con-
quered Fort Custer, Iowa, and Fort
Sheridan. Notre Dame proved to be
his jinx, as they solved hisvdelivery
to rack up two victories.
Ray is slated to be a regular starter
this spring, and as Coach Fisher put
it, "He's a boy with a lot of stuff plus
Louthen has five more terms of
school to complete before being com-
missioned, and should the Navy make
it Ann Arbor, he will undoubtedly
bolster Michigan's chances for future
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