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TUESDAY, JNEB'12, 1945











NCAA Track

Squad Praised by Coach
Doherty Cites Performances of Humes,
Thomason in Mile, Birdsall in Two-Mile

|I~akin9 the t('unh4
Daily Sports Editor

Five Battalion s
To Compete
Navy Olynes
Progr'm Will Finilg
Semueser's Training~

Nine Wins Big Ten Title,
Racking Up 20 Victories
P 8 eYet (ofaierence Hecord Brings Crown
T) Mieligan on Fisher's 25th Anniversary

"Our performance with only seven
men at the NCAA Track and Field
meet Saturday was one of the best
a Michigan track team has ever turn-
ed in, "Coach Ken Doherty said yes-
"When you stop and realize that
these seven men scored on the aver-
age almost eight points apiece, the
magnitude of the performance be-
comes clear, "Michigan's track coach
went on to say.
Praises Ross Hume
Coach Doherty cited Ross Hume's.
performance in dead-heating the mile
with his brother Bob in 4:18.5 and
Major League

New York.......27 18
Detroit.........25 17
Boston..........23 22
St. Louis........22 21
Cleveland.......20 22
Chicago.........21 24
Washington.....20 23
Philadelphia ....16 27
New York.......28 18
Pittsburgh......26 20



then coming back 40 minutes later
to win the 880 yard run in 1:55.7 as
the outstanding one of the meet.
Chuck Birdsall, who won the Big
Ten two-mile championship in 9:50.3,
clipped 14 seconds off his best time
to finish third behind Frank Mar-
tin, defending titleholder, and Bill
Kandl, IC4A two mile champion.
Birdsall was clocked at 7:07 for a
mile and a half, which was five sec-
onds better than he has ever done
for this distance alone. "And then,"
said Coach Doherty, "he kept running
to chalk up a 9:31- performance."
Thomason Set Record
Doherty also called Bob Thoma-
son's performance in the mile out-
standing. Thomason ran the dis-
tance in 4:23.9 to set a freshmen rec-
ord, that was formerly held by Ralph
Schwarzkopf, adding this record
to the three-quarter -mile mark and
half-mile mark that he has previous-
ly set.
Commenting on the season as a
whole, Coach Doherty said that this
has been one of "our more success-
ful years." It was climaxed indoors
by the one point victory in the indoor
Conference meet, while outdoors, the
Penn Relays, outdoor Conference,
and NCAA performances stand out.
Four Firsts at Penn
Michigan, during the outdoor
season, participated in one dual meet,
one triangular and one quadrangu-
lar meet, while also competing in
the Penn Relays, the outdoor confer-
ence meet, and the NCAA meet.
In the Penn Relays, Michigan won
firsts in the distance-medley, sprint-
medley, two-mild and four-mile re-
lays. They also took a second behind
Army inthe mile relay. Here the
Wolverines recorded a 3:19.4, which
was to remain as the best time turn-
ed in by this quartet all season.
Swamped Purdue, 97-25
In the dual meet with Purdue,
Michigan swamped the Boilermakers,
97-25, whilein-the triangular meet,
the Wolverines defeated Purdue and
Miami, 80-40-32.
In the quadrangular ; meet with
Great Lakes, Illinois, and Ohio State,
Michigan lost by. twQ :points to the
Sailors, 43=41, in a meet which was
not decided until after the final re-
sults had been ,tabulated. In the
outdoor Conference' meet, the Wol-
verines again finished second, this
time to Illinois, 65 1/2-54 1 6.

ON VERY FEW occasions have I seen a football player who was never a Approximately 1,000 Navy trainees,
starter on a major college team, after once breaking into the line-up, representing five battalions, will take
become a regular on a professional team that finished in second place in the part in the Navy Olympics at Ferry
Western Division. Field at 7 p.m. EWT (6 p.m. CWT)
However, this is the case of Johnny Greene, ex-Michigan griddev This program will bring to a close
now the property of the Detroit Lions. Gr eene started his college the Navy's spring semester pvhysical
career when he matriculated at the Tniversity in 1940, and though lie training program. Members of the
broke his hand in three places, managed to get his numerals. physical education staffs of the Navy
and the University will officiate. The
From football, he went to wrestling and won the trophy awarded to the unit will march from the West Quad-
outstanding wrestler on the team. In his sophomore, junior, and senior rangle to the field and g t things
years, Greene played second-string on the football team and received two under way with a mass calisthenics
letters. Combining his football ability with wrestling, he enjoyed more drill. Then each battalion will en-
success on the mat squad, coming in third and second in the Conference gage in a oneminute ecml.titive
finals, respectively, and captaining his tetam to a Big Ten championship dPoii.etto, l int To Box
in his last year. Special events include a complete
After graduation, his services were sought by the Green Bay Packers, track and field meet, boxing andj
and though he signed a contract with them, he was drafted by the Detroit wrestling matches, a cross country
Lions in the national football draft, and had no alternative but to play run, pyramids, and performances on
with the Lions. the trampoline. Joe Ponsetto and
John Lintol, both from the football!
Not in the starting line-up until he played an important part in squad, will compete in the heavy-
the 21-21 tie with the Chicago Bears, Greene became a vital cog in weight boxing bout and Vince Yirak
the Dorais machine and started in the final six games, averaging 55 and Joe Aucoin will provide the ac-
minutes a game. The Lions were alsori undefeated in these last six tion in the 145-pound class.
Five teams of 10 men each will be
games. entered in the cross country event.
I Inasmuch as Greene was the fastest man on the Lion's squad last The spectators will witness some-
year, Dorais played him at end, blocking back, halfback, and guard thing rather new in the trampoline
;in order to best utilize his speed and further substantiate his value td and pyramid performances. Each
the team. battalion will be represented by its
ace gymnasts striving to win these
WHILE being nominated to play in the All-Star game last season at th6 events.
end of his collegiate career, Greene failed to get into the game as he 12 Events Scheduled
was overlooked for the big name players who were present; but many of All in a1e, the program will con-
'these name players failed to make the grade in the pro ranks, and this ist of 12 events. They will be runl off
should have assuaged the wounds he undoubtedly received while warming pieU. The winner of each event will
the bench in this all-important game. Albeit All-Star coaches didn't be announced at the end of that
realize his potentialities, members of the squad voted him their own award event and he will be brought forthto
as the player who showed the most aggressiveness and enthusiasm on the the winners' platform.
practice field, and this can speak for itself. -------

Coach Ray Fisher's 25th year of
coaching at Michigan was celebrated
in an appropriate manner this season
as his victory-laden baseball club
burned up the Big Ten league, grab-
bing the Conference crown for the
second successive Year on eight
straight victories.
The Wolverine nine, captained by
Don Lund, who just completed his
athletic career for Michigan by re-
ceiving his ninth letter, ran up. the
amazing victory streak of 20 games,
after dropping the season opener
April 13 to Western Michigan, 4-3, in
,i 10-inning contest.
Terined by Coach Fisher as "the
best balanced ball club I have ever
worked with," the squad showed
not only defensive abilities on the
field, but attained more power at
the plate as the season rolled on.
Tom Rosema, who held down the
first base slot, was among the lead-
ing batters, also riding high on the
Conference list of hitters.
Ray "Red" Louthen, the big right-
hander who last year played for
Western Michigan, and Bo Bowman,
veteran southpaw, shared the pitch-
ing duties during all of the Confer-
ence games, and pitched the Maize
and Blue nine to the championship.
The mound duo rests on top of the
Big Ten pitching standings, an honor
which Bowman held last year.
Backstopping for these two ace
hurlers was Bob Stevenson, a mem-
ber of the 1944 club, who worked be-
hind the plate during all the Big Ten
games, making a total of 72 innings
in the eight games.
After splitting the opening ser-
ies with the Broncos, the Wolver-
ines moved into their first Con-
ference competition with Illinois.
The combined pitching of Bow-
man and Louthen provided the 1-0
margin of victory in the first game,
and Louthen took the second by a
3-0 count.
Notre Dame, who fell before Mich-
igan three times during the year, was
next on the list of victims, bowing
6-1, 12-4. After being rained out of
an important doubleheader with Min-
nesota, an early season afavorite,
Coach Fisher's crew clashed with a
highly touted Indiana nine May 19,
and came out with two wins, 4-2,
12-5. The Maize and Blue bats had

really begun ringing as they piled up
17 hits in the twin bill.
After brushing aside the Romu-
lus Air Base team, Michigan trav-
eled up to Madison, where they
trounced the second place Badgers.
I11-1 and 8-1, pounding out a total
of 26 hits. With these victories
tnder their belt, the Wolverines
aimed for a twin killing at the ex-
pense of Purdue-the club stand-
ing between them and the Con-
ference title.
With Bowman and Louthen show-
ing their usual stuff, and the Mich-
igan sticks accounting for 26 safe-
ties, the Wolverines cinched the
Conference crown by dropping the
Boilermakers 9-2, 4-3.
Having the title tucked away, the
team moved down to Columbus last
weekend only to be rained out of the
final game on the 1945 schedule. Thus
ended one of the longest winning
streaks in Michigan- baseball history,
a streak which was climaxed by the
successful defense of the Big Ten
championship-a fitting anniversary
present for the squad's veteran men-
Linksmen Tune
pfor NCAA
Teeing off in their one and only
practice golf tilt before the NCAA
tournament, which will be held June
25-27, at Ohio State, the Michigan
linksmen defeated Romulus Air Base,
30-0, yesterday afternoon at the Uni-
versity golf course.
Winning seven singles and three
doubles matches to blank the visit-
ors, the six golfers selected by Coach
Barlay to represent the Wolverines
in the NCAA meet, Capt. Paul O'Hara,
Phil Marcellus, John Tews, John
Jenswold, Bob Ernst, and Ken Mor-
ey, plus one other linksman, Charles
McKinlay, swamped the Romulus
One blended - shaded - cut to
conform to your specifications!
The Das ol T Barbers
Between State & Mich. Theatres


Brooklyn ...
Chicago .....
St. Louis ....




Chipman Passes Physical
CHICAGO, June 11-()-Pitcher
Bob Chipman of the Chicago Cubs
today passed his draft examination
at the Chicago induction center, the
second Bruin star to be accepted for
military service in four days.

Greene started his athletic career while attending Westinghouse
High School in Pittsburgh, where he won letters in track, soccer, foot-
ball, tennis, and broke a city record in the breaststroke event while
swimming for his high school team. For the successful combination of
grades and athletics, Johnny received a congressional appointment to
Annapolis two years in a row.
From high school, Greene attended Kiski Academy for two years,
where he wrestled, played tennis, and captained the football team.

To continue his interest in athletics after the Lions' season came
to an end last year, Greene coached and taught at Eastern Nigh
School in Detroit, and his basketball team lost to the city champs in
the divisional play-offs by four points to culminate a successful season
and made Greene's debut into coaehing a success.

Former Track
Referee Dead
Charles W. Burton, long-time ar-
dent Michigan track fan and head
referee at all Wolverine home cinder
meets for 25 years, died Saturday at
his home in Detroit at the age of 68.
Burton had the distinction of offi-
ciating under four Michigan track
coaches, beginning in 1912 with Alvin
Kraenzlein. Following Kraenzlein's
departure in 191?, Burton refereed
meets in which teams coached by
Steve Farrell (1913-30), Charlie Hoyt
(1930-39), and present mentor Ken
Doherty participated.

H ungry?

At present Johnny is working on his master's degree in education, and
will report to the Lions some time in the middle of August when he will
again start training for his sophomore year in the professional league.






Hoop, Jr., Is Ready
To Run Preakness
BALTIMORE, June 11-A1)-Fit
and rarin' to go after the second cog
in racing's triple crown, Hoop, Jr.,
the Kentucky Derby king and his con-
fident trainer, Ivan Parke, arrived at
Pimlico today, along with half a
dozen other candidates for the
$50,000-added Preakness Stakes Sat-
Sphinx will meet at 7 p. m. EWT
(6 p. m. CWT) today in the lounge
of the West Quad, president Bo
Bowman announced, to distribute
pins and make plans for next year.






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And a grand collec-

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