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SUNDAY, MAY 6,1945




Win Six Firsts to Beat Purdue, Miami

Last Tally:Michigan,80;
Purdue, 40; Miami, 32
Fisher, Dimancheff Takes Doubles; Humes
Miss Meet Because of School Responsibilities

#}takf9 the S an 44
Daily Sports Editor

Browns, Giants White Sox Triumph

Kramer Blanks Tigers
DETROIT, May 5.-(A')-Jack Kra-
mer, St. Louis Browns right-hander,
shut out the Detroit Tigers 5 to 0
allowing four hits today in an Amer-
ican League baseball game. Vern
Stephens, Brownie shortstop, hit his
third homer of the season as St.
Louis scored four runs in a big fourth
St. Louis..........000 400 010-5
Detroit............000 000 000-0

By The -AssociatedPresst
LAFAYETTE, Ind., May 5.-Win-
ning six events and scoring in every
contest, Michigan Wolverines romped
off with a three-way track meet with
Purdue and Miami of Oxford,_0.,
Young To Train
Detroit Eleven
DETROIT, May 5 - (P) - Eugene
(Scrapiron) Young, who resigned last
January 1 after 15 years as trainer
of University of Notre Dame athletic
teams, has signed a contract to train
the Detroit Lions professional foot-
ball club, owner Fred L. Mandel, Jr.,
announced today.
Young, one of the nation's out-
standing athletic trainers, succeeds
Dr. Raymond D. Forsyth, who recent-
ly resigned after two years with De-
troit's National Football League en-
try. Forsyth, who also is trainer for "
the Detroit Tigers Baseball Club, has
joined the athletic staff at Univer-
sity of Detroit.

today. Michigan collected 80 points,
Purdue 40 and Miami 32.
Harold (Whitey) Fisher of Miami
captured high point honors with
firsts in both hurdle events and a
third in the broadjump. Boris (Babe)
Dimancheff of Purdue bagged the
only other 'double as he took the
100-yard dash and the broadjump.
11e also was fourth in the 220-yard
dash. -
The Boilermakers were first in five
events and Miami captured three.
Michigan competed without the
services of its great middle distance
stars, Ross and Bob Hume, who were
unable to participate due to scholas-
tic responsibilities.
PGA Naes I
CHICAGO, May 5-(A')-Golfdom's
swing-for-swag brigade this summer
will shoot for approximately $250,0001
worth of War Bond prizes in 16
major events, including the game's
most lucrative meet-the $60,000 Tam
O'Shanter open here, July 26-29.
The Professional Golfers' Associa-
tion today announced a$ summer
schedule which offers almost $100,000
more in prizes than last year's 11-
meet program.

WTHILE discarding various press releases, I espied a letter from Esquire
which had an excerpt of a story in its June issue called "Michigan
Triumphs Again" that immediately caught my interest.
The first paragraph of the article ran something like this: "One of,
Michigan's greatest victories is registered in room 711 of the University
Hospital, where Tom Kuzma and Julie Franks are, both defeating a sick-
*iess which afflicted them two years ago. To rate this triumph with the
school's great athletic moments may seem an exaggeration to an uninform-
ed outsider, but to every Michigan man, from the most enthusiastic alumnus
down through Coach Fritz Crisler and the athletic staff to the meekest
freshman numeral winner, the triumph of Kuzma and Franks is as import-
ant an episode as any that ever happened in the college town of Ann
Thus the narrative of two Michigan immortals was released, and
as I began to think back to their past days of glory, when both of
these men formed a vital cog of some of the greatest teams ever turned
out by Fritz Crisler, their football histories started to unfold.
Kuzma came to Michigan in 1940, the year that Tom Harmon wasI
ending his meteoric career. The Michigan coaches were singing the prover-
bial blues at the loss of Harmon and the fact that they didn't have any one
ready to fill his shoes. However, their worries ceased \vhen they saw
Kuzma, a highly-publicized prep star, in action. For it was Kuzma, a
triple threat back, who turned out to be another ghost and from Gary,
Indiana, Harmon's old stamping grounds. Not only did he live up to all
advance notices, but he just missed being selected on the All-American
team in his sophomore year. A knee injury hampered his running in his
last two years and again prevented his choice as an All-American, but
even with an injury his prowess on the field was respected by opposing
coaches as well as players.
FRANKS, a Hamtramack resident, came to'Michigan unheralded and
made a name for himself among the all-time Michigan greats. In his
sophomore year, he alternated at guard with Mervin Pregulman, and in his
junior year, the papers all over the country carried his name as the out-
standing performer of the legendary Michigan line called the "Seven Oak
Posts." It was in this year of 1942 that the brilliant guard attained the
highest honor that is bestowed in intercollegiate football when he was
placed on the coveted All-American team.
However, many athletes are made merely by the publicity they
receive, hence, my true impression of these athletes was not formulated
until I had seen them in action, where I realized their true greatness.
Although Michigan coaches were startled that the' same fate should
suddenly befall two of their outstanding competitors, they made arrange-
ments to put them in the same hospital room, from whence these two men
managed to bolster each other's spirits, and it is this fact, according to
attedin dotors ,that enhanced their chances for recovery more than
anything else.
So it is with great humility and deference that I take my hat off to two
of the finest men I have ever known, and to a pair of truly great athletes,
who in the greatest comeback of their careers, also achieved their greatest
and most heart-rending triumph.

Giants Take Twin Bill
NEW YORK, May 5.-()- The
first place New York Giants increased
their lead to a game and a half over
the Chicago Cubs by taking both
ends of a doubleheader from the
Boston Braves 15-5 and 6-4 today
before 12,936 fans. The second game
was delayed twice by rain and ended
at 7:30 p.m.
First Game
Boston......102 000 200- 5 13 2
New York .. .000 106 08x-15 11 0
Second Game
Boston........001 000 003-4 10 1
New York ... . 103 000 02x-6 10 2

Sox Edge Indians, 3-2
CHICAGO, May 5.-(P)--The Chi-
cago White Sox beat Cleveland, 3-2
today before 3,116 fans in a game in
which Earl Henry, rookie Indian
pitcher who threw but one ball, was
charged with the loss.
The Indians had tied the count at
2-2 in the ninth on three straight
hits. Henry was sent to the mound
when the Sox carne up, and the one
pitch he tossed, Johnny Dickshot hit
into center field for a double.
Cleveland..........:010 000 001-2
Chicago ............100 100 001-3



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who celebrated his seventy-
fourth birthday, received
furthe rtribute to his great
achievements in Michigan
athletics, whe nthe State
legislature adopted a reso-
lution declaring April 30
as "Fielding H. Yost Day."
The "Grand Old Man" who
for 40 years led Michigan
teams to great heights on
the athletic field, was cited
in the resolution for "Hav-
ing trained the minds and
sinews and influenced for
good the hearts of hun-
dreds of Michigan sons who
today are fighting and win-
ning the most devastating
war the world has ever
known." This latest honor
will stand along side the
$3,000,000 athletic plant
which bears his name, and
will perpetuate the memory
of a man whose life has
been dedicated to instill-
ing in youth the spirit of
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not become familiar with
the game of football until
three years later when he
attended the University of
West Virginia. After dis-
tinguishing himself as a
player and student of the
game, he turned to the
coaching profession, re-
ceiving his first appoint-
ment from Ohio Wesleyan.
His exceptional success
there led to many offers,
and he coached at Neb-
raska, Kansas, Stanford,
before finally coming to
Michigan in 1901, With
such memorable stars as
"Willie" Heston, and "Hei-
nie" Schultz leading the
attack, Yost's "Point-a-
Minute" elevens reigned as
king of the grid-iron from
1901 to '05. They piled up
2,821 points against 42 for
their opponents, as they
won 54 straight games.
Yost's last five years at the
helm of the football team,
sw him end his career iust

1940, he resigned in his
capacity as athletic direct-
or, and was honored by a
testimonial dinner where
governors, senators, sports
writers, coaches, and most
important of all to Yost, a
good majority of the boys
he worked with during his
years at Michigan, 22
Michigan All-Americans,
and the 37 captains of the
teams he coached all at-
tended to salute the retire-
ment of not only Yost, the
man, but Yost, the tradi-
tion. "Athletics for All"
has always been Yost's slo-
gan and this has resulted in
not only varsity facilities,
but also one of the largest
intramural setups in the
nation. His aim has been
to have every student com-
peting in some type of
sport, not merely for Con-
ference titles but for the
conditioning and spirit of
competition which it pro-

"been actively engaged in
the gathering and assem-
bling of every scrap of evi-
dence and testimony ob-
tainable, on the subject of
atrocities and cruelties im-
posed upon American ser-
vicemen and by our ene-
mies," said Major-General
Myron C. Cramer. "No
stone will be left unturn-
ed," he said "in our effort
to establish the truth or
falsity of these charges of
inhuman conduct and vio-
lations of accepted rules of
warfare, and to bring to
justice all offenders against
whom cases of guilt are es-
tablished. The perpetrat-
ors will be held to strict
accountability for their
crimes and made to pay
just penalties. Already the
War Crimes Office, direct-
ed by Brig.-Gen..John M.
Weir, has amassed a large
volume of evidence and af-
fidavits based upon accusa-
tions of cruelty committed
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