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Y 4, 1945


Thinclads Go
Outdoor Track Team
Primed for First Meet
Winners of Western Conference Excepting
Hume Twins, Marcoux, Vetter To Compete

To Purdue; Gopher ine Plays Here


Linksmen To Play

Two Matches Baseball Squad To Face
M at c h e s I'H;Wn n .'a T h is W o.k.n/

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Daily Sports Editor

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A 21-man Michigan track squad'
will leave Ann Arbor tomorrow morn-
ing for Lafayette, Ind., where it willf
hook up with Purdue and Miami
Universities in its opening outdoor
meet of the season.
The Wolverine contingent will be
substantially the same as that which
won the Western Conference indoor
meet, with the exception of hurdler
Bill Marcoux and quarter-miler
George Vetter-both lost to the Army
-and the Hume twins, Ross and Bob,
Rep. Price Says
Draft Is Unfair
To Pro Athletes
complaint by; Rep. Melvin Price (D.-
Ill.) that professional athletes are
victims of draft discrimination has
started a War Department investiga-
tion, and Price predicts a change in
regulations "in a few days."
The congressman disclosed today
that he had protested to the depart-
ment that some athletes are being in-
ducted into the Army even though
they cannot meet physical require-
He received a reply from Under-
secretary of War Patterson, saying:
"I have asked the inspector general
(Major General Virgil L. Peterson)
to make an investigation into the
manner in which the War Depart-
ment directives, in regard to induc-
tion of professional athletes, are be-
ing administered."

who will be unable to compete be-
cause of their Medical School work.
Thomason, Parsons Sub
Coach Ken Doherty estimated that
the loss of the Humes could mean as
much as 12 points to Michigan's
total, depending on whether Bobi
Thomason and Archie Parsons, who
will take over for the two distance
aces, can beat out strong Purdue op-
position in the mile and half-mile.
Both Purdue and Miami are reVl
tively unknown quantities going into
the meet. The Boilermakers, only. a
fair team during the indoor season,,
have received some reinforcements
for the outdoor campaign, and are
considered strong in the dashes,I
jumps, and middle distances, accord-I
ing to Doherty.
Miami Hurdlers Good
Miami, which put up a good show-
ing in winning the collegiate title
at the Purdue Relays two months
ago, has a fine corps of hurdlers, led k
by Charles (Whitey) Fisher, who top-
ped the 120-yard highs in :15.1 last
weekend at the Drake relays.
Illinois' Title Hopes Dim
With Loss of Track Stars
Three Illinois track stars, counted
on for almost certain first places in
the coming Western Conference out-
door meet, have been lost to the
squad in the past week, seriously
weakening Illini title hopes.
Dave Nichols, NCAA hurdle king,
recently withdrew from school, while
pole vaulter Bill Phelps and sprinter
Bill Buster, both indoor champs, have
suffered severe injuries

S WE OPENED the mail on this morning's sports desk, we found a letter
from a student, who desired to inform us of what he considers an
"injustice," in the Intramural program. Our policy has always been to
present student views in the light in which they are presented, and for this
reason, we are printing the letter in its original form:
"As a student who likes competitive sports, and wants to participate,
I feel the desire to express my views on the recent Intramural softball
league eligibility rules, and can think of no better place to "blow off
steam" than on the sports page of our own newspaper.
"I feel, and there are many others with me, that an injustice has
been done in excluding all fellows with a Health Service P. E. M. exempt-
ion from the Intramural program.
"As these rules are now, no consideration is shown for any different
types of disability, the Health Service slip is enough to put a boy on the
sidelines. Doesn't the Intramural administrator realize that in many
cases a boy who would be unable to go to P. E. M., run a mile,, do
strenuous calisthenics, and engage in body contact work, is perfectly
capable of getting some relaxing exercise playing softball with his
fraternity or friends?
"Another thing which makes us wonder about all the new edicts and
qualifications, is the fact that as far as we have been able to discover, this
is the first year that such rulings have ever been handed down. Last
year, when the late Jimmy James was the head of the Intramural program,
I played during the entire season, and my status was no different than it
is at the present time.
HENthe league was organized this year, the competing teams were
k iven no voice in setting up the rules by which they would have to play.
If there are objections to the players' qualifications, who has a better right
to ask for a rule change than the teams themselves?
"The veterans, who are automatically exempt from P. E. M., are
allowed to play, yet in,some cases their physical disability may be of exactly
the same nature as a civilian with a Health Service permit. This very
evidently doesn't follow a very logical pattern. Why then, is there such
discrimination against one section of students?
"Certainly this sort of policy will not lead to a larger enrollment in
the P. E. M. classes-if that is the ulterior motive. The P. E. M. attend-
ance rules are indeed stringent, and strictly adhered to, and if our
Health Service is to receive the credit it deserves, their judgment
of a student's capacities should be accepted. Their exemption is given
with the activities of the actual classes in mind, not Saturday afternoon.
Bob Nuton
We are not fully aware of the exact rulings,orthe reason behind them,
#but as the problem has been presented here today, we can't help but; feel
that Mr. Nuton, has a point. It certainly is a new controversy, and one
which affects the student body directly.
Tigers, Sox Washed Out

Barclay's Men
To Face Titan,
Bronco Golfers
Marcellus, Jenswold,
O'Hara, Tews Named
As Starters by Coach
Playing a return engagement with,
the University of Detroit at 1:30 p.m.
today on the University golf course,
the Michigan linksmen will tee off in
their first home match of the season,
and tomorrow a. team will encounter
Western Michigan at Kalamazoo.
Bill Barclay, mentor of the Wol-
verine golf squad, has named a four
man team to face the Detroit offer-
ings. Leading the squad will be Capt.
Paul O'Hara followed by John Jens-
wold, Phil Marcellus, and John Tews.
Split Two Matches
In the first meeting of these two
teams two weeks ago at Detroit, the
Wolverines marched off the links
with a decisive 151%2-2%/ victory, but
last Saturday at Columbus, in Michi-
gan's opening Big Ten contest, they
encountered some stiff opposition
against Ohio State and suffered a 15-
12 setback. Thus the Maize and Blue
squad boasts a season's record of one
victory against one defeat.
Since meeting the Wolverine team
on April 21, the Titans have defeated
Purdue and Indiana, but lost to Notre
Dame, 1012-71/. The Detroiters will
line up this afternoon with the same
team that has participated in the
previous matches.HInthenumber
one spot will be Harold Cook, and
following him are Salvatore Pomante,
Jerry Fitzgerald and Adam Nowicki.
Meet Broncos
Tomorrow the Wolverines will face
the Broncos at Kalamazoo, and Bar-
clay announced that five players will
mgke the trip, but only four will
play. Bob Ernst will switch off with
O'Hara, and the rest of the squad will
consist of Marcellus, Jenswold, and
Western Will Encounter
Irish Nine at Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, May 3-6T)--West-
ern Michigan College Broncos, al-
ready with five baseball victories in
six starts, play.Notre Dame here Fri-
day and Saturday afternoon in a
renewal of a series started in 1914.
Charles "Lefty" Maxwell, Lawton1
freshman, will hurl the Friday game
against the Irish.

One of the biggest baseball weekends of the season is slated to begin
this afternoon at 4:00 p. m. (EWT) when Coach Ray Fisher's first place
Wolverines tangle with Minnesota in a two-game series which will have a
direct bearing on the Big Ten title race.
The Maize and Blue club goes into today's game with a string of eight
victories against one loss, and will attempt to hold its top spot in the Confer-
ence standings. Minnesota, doped as-

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about his stock of Sir Walter Raleigh."

DETROIT, May 3.-()- Major,
league baseball's entire 6-game sche-
dule was rained out today as the De-
troit Tigers and Chicago White Sox
were washed out of their series final
here for the fourth time in six sched-
uled meetings this season.
Thus, a Briggs Stadium duel of
lefthanders Hal Newhouser of the
Tigers and Thornton Lee of the
White Sox failed to materialize and
the Chisox left town with an even
break in the two games of their ser-
ies that were played. Previously an
entire three-game set between the
Tigers and White Sox was post-
poned in Chicago.
The Tigers planned to send New-
houser, their 29,game winner of 1944,
against the champion St. Louis

Browns here Friday in the first of a
three-game series. Manager Jimmy
Dykes of the White Sox said Lee
would pitch tomorrow against the
Cleveland Indians.
The day's complete wash-out put
all major league clubs on the !move
tonight for a change of partners in
the last sectional sets before the sea-
son's first east-west meetings start
next Wednesday.
Postponements gave many a man-
ager an added headache in the form
of a flock of up-coming double-
Major League

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New York ..............9 4
Chicago ................7 4
Boston ................7 5
St. Louis ..............6 5
Brooklyn ..............5 6
Cincinnati .............5 6
Pittsburgh .............5 8
Philadelphia ...........3 9
All games postponed.
Chicago ................6 3
New York ..............8 4
Detroit .................7 4
Philadelphia...........6 6
Washington .............6 7
St. Louis..............4 5
Boston .................5 8
Cleveland ..............2 7
All games postponed.




Chandler Moves Office
CHICAGO, May 3.-()P)-The of-
fice of Baseball Commissioner, lo-
cated in Chicago during the 24-year
regime of the late K. M. Landis, will
be moved to Cincinnati, Commis-
sioner-elect A. B. (Happy) Chandler
disclosed today.
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