)AY, MAY 17, 1945
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
By MARY LU HEATH
Hampered by rainy weather all
week, Michigan's baseball squad to-
day completes its preparation for the
all-important series with Indiana,
tomorrow and Saturday, which will
at least temporarily break the tie
between the two teams for first place
in the Western Conference race.
The possibility of a one-game post-
ponement and a substitute double-
header Saturday, if the rain con-
tinues today, presented itself yester-
day, owing to the condition of the
playing field. Both teams will be
risking perfect Conference records,
if rain does not force cancellation of
the entire series as it did two weeks
ago when the Wolverines were sched-
uled to play Minnesota twice.
Wolverine Lineup Unchanged
The Michigan lineup for the con-
tests will remain the same as usual,
but the Hoosiers may decide to switch
their Saturday list, according to the
result of the first game. Walter Kell
will lead off at third for the Wol-
verines, followed by Jack Weisen-
burger at short, Bill Gregor in left,
Fifth Win of
Buckeyes To Furnish
Aiming for their second Conference
win and their fifth victory of the
season, Michigan's linksmen will en-
counter Ohio State Saturday, in the
second home match of the year, at
the University golf course.
A six man squad will tee off against
the Buckeye opposition, coach Bill
Barclay announced yesterday. Cap-
tain Paul O'Hara, Phil Marcellus,
John Jenswold, John Tews, Bob
Ernst, and Ken Morey have been
selected to represent the Maize and
Blue as thegolfersseektheir fourth
Wolverines Seek Revenge
These same six players faced the
Ohioans on April 28, at Columbus,
when the Wolverines dropped a hard-
fought contest, 15-12, and Barclay's
men will be out for revenge in Sat-
urday's tilt. The bulwark of Michi-
gar's squad has been the four var-
sity letterwinners from last year's
team O'Hara, Tews, Marcellus, and
Ernst and Morey are the two first-
year men on the club, and so far this
season Ernst has only missed one
match which was the contest with
Western Michigan. Morey has par-
ticipated in two matches having seen
action against two Conference op-
ponents, Ohio State and Northwest-
OSU Wins Nine
Ohio's linksters have attained a
record to date of nine straight wins.
Last weekend in a triangular contest,
the Buckeyes trounced the Univer-
sity of Detroit 11%X2-re and held
Michigan State scoreless by carding
a 12-0 shutout. ,Before coming to
Ann Arbor Saturday, the Ohio golfers
will play a return engagement with
the Titans at Detroit.
Don Lund in center, Bill Nelson in
right, Tom Rosema at first, Dom
Tomasi at second, Bob Stevenson
behind the plate, and Bo Bowman
and Ray Louthen doing the pitching.
Bowman, Louthen Lead Conference
Bowman and Louthen are at pres-
ent tied for first place in Conference
pitching with perfect records of one
victory and no defeat. In all games
to date, Bowman's record included
four wins against one loss, while
Louthen has registered four straight
Opposing the Michigan duo will be
Mike Modak and Don DeArmond.
Medak also has a perfect record in
the Big Ten, with an all-season rec-
ord of four wins and one loss. Al-
though DeArmond has not won a
contest, he has yielded only 13 hits
in 20 innings.
Tomorrow's Indiana lineup will
probably include Robert Miller at
third, Ed Zabels at short, Mike Linko
in left, Ted Kluszewski in center, Al
Kralovansky on first, Ed Murray in
right, George Cherry at second, Ed
Big Ten Record Tomorrow
Cohen catching, and Modak on the
The Hoosier lineup for Saturday
will remain the same, except pos-
sibly at two spots. Tom McConnell
may sub for Linko in left, while John
Lescak may replace Murray in right.
Among the reserve hurlers which
Indiana can call into action are Wil-
lard Kops, Al Williams, and Don
Leaky. Kops and Leaky have similar
records, with two wins apiece, while
Williams has registered one victory.
The Wolverines will find the Indi-
ana team particularly formidable at
the plate. Boasting six batsmen
whose averages top the .300 mark,
the Hoosiers have managed to send
32 runs across the plate in four Con-
ference games. Hitting over .300 are
Kluszewski, Linko, Kralovansky, Za-
bels, Miller, and Murray, all regu-
On the other hand, the Wolverine
second base combination of short-
stop Jack Weisenburger and second
baseman Dom Tomasi picked up con-
siderably at the plate in Friday's 12-3
. ..Indiana pitcher.
. 'Indiana shortstop.
... Indiana, catcher.
Maize and Blue Faces Purdue in Dual Meet
Boilermakers Here Saturday
In Final Dual Clash Of Season
Michigan Favored To Repeat Rout of Purdue
Before Entering Western Conference Meet
By MURRAY GRANT
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Ways Have Fans,
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By HANK MANTHO
Daily Sports Editor
before the Western Conference meet
it engages Purdue in a dual meet Sat
Purdue and Michigan have met o
lar meet, May 5. In that meet the W
40 and Miami's 32. Thus, the schedu
installed as heavy favorite.
The 100 yard dash will be a duel
between Boris "Babe" Dimancheff,
stocky footballer and Julian With-
erspoon, Wolverine ace dash man.
Dimancheff beat "Spoon" on a
slow track at Lafayette in :10.6,
but, last week Witherspoon ran a
:10.2 against strong opposition, on'
a very muddy track, to cop the 100
In the 220, Ben Harvey, outstand-
ing during the indoor season, will
attempt to defeat Michigan's "fly-
ing twosome" Val Johnson and With-
erspoon. Harvey ran the distance
in :23.3 two weeks ago, but both
Wolverine thinclads have done bet-
ter than this since then. Johnson
pulled a leg muscle last week in the
quadrangular meet and was unable
to participate in the 100 or the 220.
He is, however, expected to be able
to run Saturday.]
The 440 should be one of the out-
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urday ery iead.g NEW YORK, May 16 - The
nce before this season in a triangu- much - puzzled folks hereabouts
olverines scored 80 points to Purdue's are sure there must be some trick
led meet Saturday will find Michigan about it, so in the absence of visible
-- - evidence they are thinking of pass-
standing races of the afternoon if ing a hoop around the Brooklyn
Boilermaker Wallace Desterhaft, Dodgers to find out what really is
crack quarter-miler, is able to run. holding them up.
Even the scribes who studied the
Desterhaft, a veteran of the Pacific Bums in their training at Bear Moun-
war, will hook up with Dick For- tain are amazed, as most of them
restel, who finished third last week- were pretty well convinced the team
end, after-losing one of his shoes. couldn't win in the Tri-County
Even in the middle-distance Early Wins Please Fans
runs, which are reputed to be Yet here they are, well up toward
Michigan's specialties, the Wolver- the front and with an early-season
ines may experience some threat. winning streak that made the rabid
Bob Hawk, Purdue distance man, fans think of last year as a horrible
has shown great improvement and ( nightmare. They'll even consider
will give the Hume twins and their putting up a monument to Branch
cohortsa race in the ialf-mile and Rickey if the prosperity continues.
the mile. They did last year, too. only they
wanted him under it.
The mile relay will bring together Everything from invisible Mae
two highly improved teams. The Wests to hidden wires has been men-
Wolverines defeated all opposition tioned as responsible for the seeming
last week to win the relay, while non-support of the soaring Dodgers.
Purdue paced by Dimancheff and It even was hinted that the winning
Harvey will provide a serious threat. streak was a plot to boost the sale of
Frank Graham's book on the Bums.
} Not meaning it is a bum book. It is
I They're Puzzled
Actually, the fans realize the team
has been going well because it has
I been playing good baseball. What
puzzles them is why it has been play-
LOST AND FOUND ing good baseball, as everyone knows
what keeps a balloon aloft but can't
'T help wondering where all the hot air
W HEN ED McKEEVER, formerly head football coach at Notre Dame, left
his duration post to accept a job at Cornell, one of his most startling
changes occurred when he moved Paul Robeson, Jr., an end last year,
into the backfield, and thus broke a tradition started by Paul, Sr. when
he was proclaimed an All-American end at Rutgers in 1918.
McKeever's reason for moving the veteran end to a halfback post
is that he plans to install the "T" formation at Cornell this fall,
and such a system necessitates plenty of speed, so it is here that
Robeson, Jr. figures largely in the plans of the new coach.
Robeson can spot any man on the Big Red team five yards and still
outsprint him in a 50 yard dash. McKeever needed to see this speed just
once before he made up his mind that the shifty Robeson's talents could
best be utilized by carrying the pigskin for Cornell next October.
However, Robeson has adapted himself to his backfield duties
quite easily and McKeever attributed this to the fact that Coach Carl
" Snavely used the elusive runner on end-around plays frequently
last year, and usually referred to him as his "fifth back."
Although the change in position of his son will appear odd to Paul
R obeson. Sr., who is on a theatre tour as the Moor in the play "Othello,"
the elder Robeson has already made plans to attend most of the games
carded on the 1945 schedule of Cornell to watch his giant son in action.
WILLIAM BEE BEE of Washington is reputed to be the busiest boxer
in the District of Columbia, as this 21-year-old lad has partici-
pated in 36 fights from October, 1943 to November, 1944, and he has
come out victorious in 32 of his fistic encounters. His prowess in the
ring comes natural to him as he is following in the steps of his father
i and at present has his eye on the middleweight boxing title of the
l'RANK PARKER, long a top-flight tennis player and present singles
tennis champion of the United States, had to surmount one diffi-
cult obstacle before he could really achieve the greatness that is now' in
store for him. While playing in various tournaments in 1939, Parker's
forehand drive didn't have the speed or timing that was necessary to
make him a definite contender for the United States tennis crown. At his
wife's suggestion, Parker started using a heavier racquet, and although
it took three years for the desired results to materialize and meant losing
more tournaments until he got used to his new racquet, he stayed with his
experiment and is now reaping the rewards.
WE HAVE IT EASY:
Daily Rains Have Little Effect
On Panamanian Sporting Life
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DON'T LET SATURDAY. NIGHT be
the loneliest night in the week.
Take in Soph Music Bar.
For one thing, the hitting has been
timely, with Dixie Walker knocking
the ball egg-shaped. Opposing
pitchers who last year considered
games with the Dodgers as some-
thing of an open date have been get-
ting their ears pinned back this year.
Stanky Takes Second
A sturdy, peppery little guy named
Ed Stanky was shoved in at second
base when skipper Leo Durocher vot-
ed himself out of the lineup after a
couple of games, and he and short-
stop Ed Basinski have been working
together like Joe Tinker and Johnny
Evers, only speaking to each other.
Stanky also has been getting on base
more than a little as leadoff man.
The pitching has been very, very
good on the whole. The latest find
is Pfund-Leroy Pfund, a young fel-
low from the suburbs of Chicago who
won't play Sunday baseball on reli-
"Fritz" Crisler swung around in
his swivel-chair, turning away froml
the window, and said, "You might
not believe it but it rains- more than
this down in Panama."
180 Inches a Year
Commenting on the weather, which
seems to be the main topic of dis-
cussion around these parts. the fam-
ed Wolverine football coach revealed
that in the Panamanian Command
Area, from which he recently re-
turned after eight weeks on a gov-
ernment athletic mission, the troops
see 180 inches of rain a year.
"It drizzles every day without fail,"
he commented, "but this has no
effect on the athletic activities of the
men. The boys wait until the daily
shower has subsided, then pitch into
a spirited baseball or touch-football
sports very closely and even have
their own baseball leagues and
"World Series" competition. In Pan-
ama there are two leagues, one of
four teams, the other consisting of
American Terms Adopted
At Balboa, on the Pacific side of
the Canal, is situated the largest
stadium in the area. There one can
watch "besbol" games, (as the na-
tives call them), and hear our enthu-
siastic neighbors from the south
(south Brooklyn it would seem) yell
for "jeets", "rons" and -"jom rons",
(The Spanish "j" is pronounced like
Coach Crisler, deeply tanned by
the sun, has resumed his duties as
Athletic Director after two days in
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Adverse weather conditiolls huve
little effect on the s orting life of the
native po uli on, Michigan sAth-
PEt. letic Director coniinued. The Pana-
.667 manians, and citizens of the neigh-
.650 boring South and Central American
.611 countries, which Crisler visited on
.540 "good will" tours, are all rabid sports
.429 These Latin-Americans follow U.S.
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