"SATUREDAY, IMLt 26, 1945-
TilE MICiGAN iAiL-Y
Thre Micdin ,Ua s
To Defend Titles
Illini Chief Threat
In Big Ten Clash
By BILL MULLENDORE
Special to The Daily
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 25.-Aim-
ing at a clean sweep of Western Con-
ference track laurels for the 1944-45
season and retention of the outdoor
crown it has held for the past two
years, Michigan's track team is
scheduled to take on the other eight
Big Ten cinder squads here this
afternoon in what may well develop
into another dog-eat-dog duel be-
tween the Wolverines and Illinois.
Although installed as a slight pre-
meet favorite by those "in the know"
in Conference cinder circles, Michi-
gan expects to face a serious chal-
lenge from a determined Illini squad
which bowed to the Wolverines by a
single point in the indoor meet three
months ago at the Chicago Stadium.
Ailing Illini May Start
Illinois is conceded a good chance
to score a mild upset, if several of
their doubtful starters have rounded
into sufficient form to be of much
use to Coach Leo Johnson. Heading
the Illini ailing list is key man Bob
Kelley, winner of the 440 indoors
and a sure bet to score points in at
least two events, should he be able
Bill Buster, indoor champ in both
the 100 and 220, and pole vaulter
Bill Phelps, also an indoor title-
holder, are the other two question
marks on the Illini roster. Both men
suffered injuries early in the season,
but have been entered by Coach
Johnson after having been out of
action for more than a month.
Wolverines in Top Shape
Michigan, on the other hand, is in
top shape, according to Coach Ken
Doherty, and has reached its peak
both mentally and physically for the
clash. "We'll be out there to win,"
he promised on the eve of the meet,
"and we won't lose without putting
up a tough fight."
The 23-man Wolverine squad re-
flected Doherty's determination and
expressed confidence that as a team
it would stand up against all comers.
"We're going to beat them," one of'
the thinclads said in referring to
Illinois, and the rest agreed.
Main Events in Afternoon
Michigan will get its first taste of
competitidn this morning when trials
in the high and low hurdles and the
100, 220, and 440-yard dashes are
run off to determine the finalists in
the main event this afternoon.
The Wolverines are expected to
make their strongest bid for victory
in the distance events-the half-
mile, mile, and two-mile, and are
favored to pull down firsts in all
three. Charlie Birdsall is expected
to have the two-mile all to himself,
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Baseball squad IGolfers, Netters To Play
To Encounter Today at Northwestern
IF.MICHIGAN wins its 21st Western Conference track and field champ-
ionship in the 45th annual running of this affair at the University of
Illinois today, the Wolverines' power in the middle-distance and distance
runs plus their perennial good team balance, will be a large factor in the
retention of their crown.
Coach Leo Johnson's Illini squad, with several of its individual
stars on the injured list, will be the main contender, but dopesters'
forecasts don't concede them much of a chance and they have given
the nod to Michigan. However, should Bill Buster, defending cham-
pion in the 100 and 200-yard dashes, and Bill Phelps, Big Ten pole
vault titlist and national intercollegiate co-champion, round into suffi-
cient shape for the meet, the Yllini would undoubtedly add ten points to
their team total, which would again throw the championship fracas
into a wide-open battle between the Wolverines and Illinois.
On the other hand, Coach Ken Doherty is assured of first and second
place in the mile, and with the rapid improvement of Ross Willard and
Charlie Birdsall, will undoubtedly secure the first three places in the two-
mile event, barring a major upset.
In the mile race, the Hume twins, Bob and Ross, will be trying to notch
their fourth straight Conference win before they hang up t eir shoes,
and they will be gunning to keep their joint record of 4:14.6 ihtact with
another of their dead-heat victories.
ROSS HUME will double back in the half-mile run, while Archie Parsons
and Dick Barnard are also being counted upon to score valuable points
in this race. Bob Hume will also run the two-mile race and his record
of 9:45.4 almost assures him of a victory. The only other entries expected
to push him to the finish line will be his own teammates, Willard and Birds-
all, who have both been timed at 9:51.4.
Henry Aihara, freshman at Illinois, has already leaped 23 ft. 2 in.I
this season and he is expected to cop the broadjump event. He will
.be opposed by Satoshi Yamamoto of Minnesota, and the interesting
sidelight to this contest is that both of these men are Americans oft
Since there are no outstanding performers in the field events, the battle
will be a wide-open affair. On the basis of past performances this season,
Max Morris of Northwestern and Stan Sprague of Illinois will fight it out
for the shot put title, while Jack Dugger of Ohio State, Holton Hayes
of Indiana, and Clem Bauman of Mchigan are given outside chances to
The discus throw will also be a toss up, with Ougger oif Ohio State
as the pre-meet favorite and Bob Grandy of Michigan and Keith Gott-
hardt of OSU as his closest rivals.
Hence, should Michigan's entries in the distance and middle-distance
races live up to expectations, Michigan could score 26 or more points,
which would go a long way toward deciding the meet, since they won the
indoor title with 55 1/10 points. The Wolverines could pick up the addi-
tional tallies to win on their all around team balance.
THE MANLY ART:
To Hurl in Twin Bill
Michigan's 13-man baseball squad
entrained yesterday for Madison,
Wis., where it will tangle today with
a Badger nine which now ranks sec-
ond only to the Wolverines in the
If Coach Ray Fisher's team is able
to knock Wisconsin out of the race
in the doubleheader with the Bad-
gers, it will have eliminated its lead-
ing rival and virtually insured itself
of another Big Ten championship, its
tenth in the loop since Fisher took
over the coaching duties 25 years ago.
Louthen vs. Jaroch
The Wisconsin series, one game of
which is now scheduled for the morn-
ing and the other for the afternoon,
will find Red Louthen, Wolverine
ace, meeting Gene Jaroch of the
Badgers in the first contest. The big
red head, who is nursing a sore arm,
will probably be in shape for the
game, according to last reports; and
will be seeking his sixth straight vic-
tory this season.
Bo Bowman, who is tied. with Lou-
then at the top of the pitching heap
in the Conference, will face John
Robinson in the second game, and
will also seek his sixth win of the
13 Make Trip
3Making the trip for the Wolver-
ines will be Walt Kell. third baseman
and leading batter of the club at pres-
ent; Jack Weisenburger, shortstop:
Bill Gregor, left fielder; Don Lund,
centerfielder; Bill Nelson, right field-
er; Tom Rosema, first baseman; Bob
Stevenson, catcher; Dom Tomasi,
second baseman; Jack Peddy, relief
hurler; Don Yerges, reserve catcher;
Joe Soboleski, infielder; and Bowman
The Wisconsin lineup will prob-
ably include Bob Sutton at third,
Jerry Thompson at second, Bob Per-
thel in center, Jim Ackeret at short,
Eric Kitzman in left, Dick Carpen-
ter in right, George Wirtz on first,
and Dan Murphy behind the plate.
No More at Home
If the Wolverines get by Wiscon-
sin safely, they will find themselves
with only four more games left in
the Big Ten. Next Saturday, they
will face Purdue 'at Lafayette in a
doubleheader with the Boilermakers,
and will follow these games up with
a two-game series against Ohio State
at Columbus May 8 and 9. Neither
Purdue or the Buckeyes are expected
to give Coach Fisher's crew much
trouble in its march toward the
Big Tef Laurels
By RU'TH ELCONIN
Michigan's linksmen will tee off
today at Evanston, Ill., in the 1945
Big 'Ten golf championships, attempt-
ing to capture their fourth consecu-
tive Conference title.
Coach Bill Barclay and the Wolver-
ine squad of five players, consisting
of Captain Paul O'Hara, Phil Mar-
cellus, John Jenswold, John Tews,
and Bob Ernst, left Ann Arbor yes-
terday. The Maize and Blue golf
mentor said that the players will
have an opportunity to shoot a few
practice rounds at the Wilmette
course before the tournanent gets
Field of Forty
A field of forty leading college golf-
ers, five men from eight Conference
schools, will participate in the con-
test. Chicago and Iowa are the only
two schools that are not sending rep-
resentatives to the Big Ten cham-
Reports indicate that the contest
will find four teams, Michigan, Ohio
State, Northwestern, and Minnesota.
vying for top honors, but the Wol-
verines are given the edge over the
rest of the contenders owing to the
fact that four members on the squad.
Marcellus, Jenswold, O'Hara, and
Tews, were on the 1944 title-holding
club. Not only did the Maize and
Blue linksmen take the team crown,
but Jenswold was Conference champ
with Marcellus as runner up.
Michigan Dominates Big Ten
Since the opening of the Big Ten
golf tournaments in 1931, Michigan
has been victorious eight times, tak-
ing its first championship in 1932.
The Wolverines then went on to win
for straight years, ending their reign
in 1936. On the championship road
again in 1942, Michigan captured
three in a row, and the linksmen are
out today to make it number four.
Barclay, commenting on the possi-
ble outcome of the contest, said that
if the weather is nice and the team
maintains the pace set these past
few weeks, there will-be a good chance
for the Wolverines to score another;
Barclay's charges will enter the
tournament with a record of six vic-.
tories, winning the last five in suc-
cession, against one defeat which was
suffered at the hands of the Buck-
eyes earlier in the season. Last Sat-
urday at Ann Arbor, the linksmen
avenged the loss by trouncing the
Six Teams To Meet
In Tennis Contest
By BUD ROVIT
Defending their 1944 Big Ten ten-
nis title against Ohio.State, Wiscon-
sin, Northwestern, Minnesota, and
Purdue this afternoon on Northwest-
ern University's clay courts at Evans-
ton, the Maize and Blue racket wield-
ers, under the tutelage of Coach Le-
Roy Weir, are slight favorites to take
Seven Wolverines made the trip to
Evanston including Captain Roger
Lewis, whose play throughout the
season has firmly entrenched him in
the number one slot; Jinx Johnson,
last year's captain; Jack Hersh, an
NRO student; Gordon Naugle, whose
steady performances .against all com-
petition make him one of the most
reliable men on the squad; Dave
Post; Bill Haynes; and Roy Boucher.
Competition Just Fair
Michigan's competition is consider-
ed "only fair" for the big meet, with
the main threats to Maize and Blue
supremacy resting in the Ohio State
and Northwestern squads.
The Badgers of Wisconsin are also
fielding a potentiallynpowerful team
led by Bill Rogers and Fred Dowl-
ing. Harold Taylor, Wisconsin coach,
does "not expect too much," but
claims that "the Cardinals might up-
set the apple cart."
OSU Players Out
Ohio State is not expected to be
too great an obstacle owing to the
loss of her regular second and sixth
men, Bob Gregg and Dave Kuenzli,
respectively. Gregg, a V-12 student,
has been restricted, while Kuenzli has
been inducted into the Navy.
The Bucks still have a formidable
array of racket-wielders in the per-
sons of Aris and Alex Franklin, Joe
Coriat, and Bob Bowen, and will pres-
ent some' trouble to "Weir's Won-
The Wildcats of Northwestern are
the strongest team next to the Wol-
verines, and are somewhat "the most
mysterious" team in the Conference.
The Wildcats have compiled an ex-
cellent record during the past season,
but are comparatively unknown
around this "neck of the woods. ,
Coach Weir, however, as he left
with the team yesterday afternoon
for Evanston, said confidently, "that
whatever happens, the boys will be
doing their best, and we all ought to
be proud of them."
Five Servie Teams Displ
Prowess in Athletic Carni
By CHUCK LEWIS
Five service teams competed in a
gala athletic carnival at the Sports
Building last night.
Proceedings got underway in the
165-pound wrestling division as Stu
Snyder of the 2nd Navy Battalion
defeated George Babe, Marine grap-
pler, 6-0. In succeeding matches,
Jim Bauer, 1st Battalion, pinned
Wally Radeke of No. 3 in :47 of the
second round, Marine Claude Hesse
outpointed 3rd Battalion's Bill Chase,
9-5, and Glen Neff, NROTC, won
from Bob Peck of the Second Bat-
talion, 10-3. In the final match of
the evening, varsity wrestler Walt
Blumenstein, representing Battalion
one, pinned NROTC's Newell Wright
in 1:18 of the first round.
Intermingled with the wrestling
matches were five boxing bouts. In
the first slugfests, Chuck Sprigs beat
Don McGow and Joe Aucoin of the
Marines decisively outpointed Vern
Crabb of No. 3. Vince Yirak had
complete control of his first with
Lynn Davies, and George Avila of
the Marines outslugged NROTC How-
ard Perry. Chuck B
feated Ned Hewitt in t
match of the carnival.
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