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THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1946

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PAGE THREE

RIVER ROUGE RELAYS:
750 High School Thinclads
Vie in Meet Here Saturday

PRESENTING FISHER'$ FOUR B-MEN:

Bodycornbe, Bowman, Block, Boim
Are Best on Wolverines'/F'onnd Staffj

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Dave Barclay Cops Tourney
To Grab Number One Golf Slot

By JACK MARTIN
Sixty-seven high school track teams
will converge on Ann Arbor this Sat-
urday to stage the seventh annual
River Rouge Invitational Relays on
the cinders of Yost Field House.
Over 750 -f the state's schoolboy
track stars- are expected to be on
hand for the affair, which has rapidly
become one of the most outstanding
high school indoor track carnivals in
the country. It is recognized generally
as the meet which determines unof-
ficially the Michigan inter-scolastic
indoor championship.
Two Classes of Entries
The entries are divided into two
classes of competition, based on the
official state classification system.
Class A schools will be in the upper
bracket, while Class B, C, D will run
in the second.
Saginaw Eastern is the defending
champion. In last year's relays they
staved off a late rally by Saginaw
Arthur Hill to capture the title by
one point, 28 to 27.
Judson Was High Scorer
Individual scoring honors went,
however, to a local speedster from
Ann Arbor High. Ted Judson captur-
ed three second places in the high
and low hurdles and the high jump,
racking up a total of fifteen points.
The Ann Arbor squad as a whole
placed a close third in the team
standings with 23 points. Battle
Creek, Flint Central, and Wyandotte
followed the three leaders in that
order. The closest thing to a meet
record came in the high jump when
George Osborn of Arthur Hill leaped
5 ft. 11/4 in.
Meet Began in 1938
The River Rouge Invitational Re-
lays were initiated in 1938 by Coach
McDonald of River Rouge High. Re-
cognizing the need for an indoor
track meet which brought together
all the leading thinclads of the state
just as the official state champion-
ships do outdoors, he secured the
cooperation of the coaching staff of
the University and sent out invita-
tions to schools in this area to com-
pete in a relay meet in Yost Field
House.
Fifteen schools answered this first
call, and River Rouge won the first
championship. Since then the annual
affair has steadily grown in size and
importarce until it has become one
of the most popular events in Michi-
gan.
River Rouge Holds Two Titles
River Rouge is the only team which
has been able to capture the relay
championship more than once. After
their victory in the initial-meet, they
repeated to grab the second title in
1939. Wyandotte dethroned the host

squad in 1940, and in 1941 Ann Ar-
bor routed all opposition to score
301/ points for a landslide triumph.
During the war years of 1942-43
the relays were cancelled due to
transportation headaches. They were
renewed in 1944, and Saginaw Hill
thundered to the championship with
37%/ points. They came near repeat-
ing last year, but their cross-town
rivals from Eastern slipped by with
the one point victory.
This Meet To Be Best
This year's event promises to over-
shadow all the previous meets by a
large margin. The number of entrants
has more than doubled in the one
year period. In fact, the meet has
entirely shoved aside one of the fea-
tures which used to dominate the af-
ternon, a track clinic staged by mem-
bers of the Michigan cinder squad.
The clinic will not be held this Sat-
urday.
The preliminary races get under
way Saturday afternoon at 1:00. If
the weather permits, some of the
trials will be held on the outdoor
track to enable the events to be com-
pleted on time. All the races in the
evening will be final events, begin-
ning at 7:30. An admission price of
25 cents will be charged.
Court Declares
Horse Racing
Legal in State
LANSING, April 10 - (AP) - Horse
racing and pari-mutuel betting are
legal in Michigan, the State Supreme
Court ruled today, and in Detroit the
Racing Association immediately an-
nounced a 49-day Spring Meeting at
the State Fair Grounds.
The races will open May 25 and
run through July 20.
In its decision, the high court
voided the lease between the Detroit
Racing Association and the State
Department of Agriculture for use
of the Fair Grounds, but officials
said they thought a new rental con-
tract could be negotiated.
George W. Lewis, General Man-
ager of the Detroit Track, said the
Association interpreted the decision
to mean racing will be permitted
pending agreement on a new lease.
Pari-mutuel betting, the high court
ruled, is not a lottery and therefore
is not prohibited by the State Con-
ttitution. Its decision overruled a
Wayne County Circuit Court which
held the 1933 horse racing law un-
constitutional

By WALT KLEE
It almost seems that to be a pitch-
er on Coach Ray Fisher's baseball
team this season, one has to have a
last name beginning with the letter
"B", for the top five hurlers on the
staff are Bowman, Boim, Bodycombe,
Block and Wise.
Two B-Men Have Letters
Two of the four "B-Men" have won
letters in years gone by for"their
skill on the rubber, while one has
played freshman ball and was a
member of a summer Wolverine nine,
while the fourth is a newcomer to
the Michigan baseball scene.
Bliss Bowman heads the list of the
four moundsmen. The diminutive
portsider was the second hurler on
last year's squad with an 8-1 won
and lost record, and a two-year rec-
ord of eight straight victories against
Big Ten competition.
"Bo" Develops Curve Ball
For two seasons "Bo" has relied
chiefly on his fast ball, only rarely
using his curve and a change of pace.
But during the winter, he developed
a fine assortment of curve balls which
have shown up to great advantage in
practice and against Pepsi-Cola last
Saturday..
Bowman's only loss last year was
in the first game of the season when
he lost to Western Michigan by a 5-4
count in 10 innings. Of the loss the
Maize and Blue coach says, "It was
bad baseball on the team's part, not
any fault of Bo's."
"Pro" Boasts 4-1 Record
The second veteran among the B-
men will be Irving "Pro" Boim, who
is one of the most colorful "charac-
ters" in the annals of Michigan base-
ball. Boim had a 4-1 record in the
Conference and a 7-3 record for the
entire 1942 season.
Boim, a right hander, has an ef-
fective fast ball and perhaps the best
curve on the squad when it is under
control. IHs effectiveness is proven
by his earned run average for the
1942 season, which was a mere 1.4
runs a game.
Boim Loses to Great Lakes
Among the three defeats suffered
by the big right hander was one by
Tigers Squeeze
By Reds 24 on
Mullin's Homer
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., April 10-
(P)--Right fielder Pat Mullin's fourth
inning home run, scoring Dick Wake-
field who had walked, brought the
Detroit Tigers from behind today for
a 2 to 1 victory over the Cincinnati
Reds in the-opener of a four-game
exhibition series.
The triumph was the first for the
Tigers this spring over a Cincinnati
club which licked Detroit three
straight times in Florida.
Mullin's big blow clinched the vic-
tory for Paul (Dizzy) Trout, who had
pitched the first five innings for De-
troit and allowed three hits and one
run. Johnny Vander Meer, Cincinna-
ti's double-no-hit lefthander, gave
up all seven of Detroit's hits in his
five-inning turn.
O'Neill Releases McCoy
Benny McCoy, released this spring
by the Philadelphia Athletics, failed
to make the grade in his week's try-
out for a Detroit infield berth, Mana-
ger Steve O'Neill announced today.
McCoy joined the Tigers in Ala-
bama on their northward swing and
played second base in three exhi-
bition games against the Boston
Braves without impressing O'Neill
favorably.
In 1940, McCoy received a $45,000
bonus for signing with the Athletics
after the late Baseball Commission
Kenesaw M. Landis had declared
him a free agent. Prior to that time
he had played parts of two seasons

with the Tigers.
Three Bengals To Rest
Although the Tigers are scheduled
for four more exhibition games in
Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky this
week, O'Neill sent three of his stars
home to Detroit today to rest up for
the opening of the American League
season next Tuesday against the St.
Louis Browns.
Leaving the club in Terre Haute
were infielders Hank Greenberg and
Eddie Mayo and Pitcher Virgil
Trucks. Greenberg and Mayo have
been complaining of sore muscles
and Trucks has a cold.

the big league star-studded Great
Lakes nine. Boim was behind 3-1
when lie was removed in the eighth
inning for a pinch hitter after yield-

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LEADS B-MEN. . . Bliss Bowman,
southpaw hurler, who will seek to
keep his eight game winning streak
over Big Ten competition intact
this season.
ing but four hits, the lowest total
for the sailors that year.
Dick Bodycombe, another left han-
der, is the third of the quartet that
will share most of the pitching for
the Michigan team this year. He
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played on the 1942 freshmnanil teami,
and played On the sunmmer team that
year before going into the service.
Bodycombe ', on tst anding game so
far was as abbreviated seven-inning
affair against the King-Seeley ama-
teur team in which he didn't allow
a single safety.
Block May Be Top Hurler
The last of the pitchers will be
Earl Block. vho may be the leading
hurler on i!he team in his first year
on the squad. Last year the big right
hander had a 9-3 record, pitching for
the Oberlin College nine.
Block has looked the most impres-
sive of the nurlers on the squad so
far. His assortment of pitches in-
cludes a fast ball, a variety of curves,
a slow change of pace and, what is
most important. almost perfect con-
trol.
His record at, the Ohio school in-
cluded double victories over Baldwin
Wallace College, while losing a 3-0
contest to Ohio State's Buckeyes.
Last fall he pitched for the Bartunek
Clothes nine in the National Ama-
teur Championships held in Cleve-
land, allowing one hit and no runs
in six innings on the mound.
His performances in practice so
far this season indicates that he may
repeat his record of having the most
strikeouts on the team he pitched for
last year, as he has fanned all of
the Wolverine batters repeatedly in
batting practice.
Three Topfight
Caitclhers Create
Problerm at MSC'
EAST LANSING, April 10 - (A") -
Baseball Coac hJohn Kobs, of Michi-
gan State College, with the finest
crop of catchers in Spartan history
at his disposal, feels that "A darn
good receiver" should develop by the
end of the season.
Kobs is still undecided as to which
one of a trio of hard hitting back-
stops will get the nod when the Spar-
tans open their season at home April
19 against Wisconsin, but the MSC
diamond boss has no intentions of
shifting any of the catchers to other
positions to utilize their hitting
power.
In the receiving department, the
Spartans boast Capt. Ben Hudenko,
of Wyandotte, who paced the team in
batting l.ast year with a .370 aver-
agt, Bucky Walsh, of Buffalo, N. Y.,
a 1942 freshman receiver who hit a
.313 clip during the recent southern
tour, and Pete Fornari, a Detroiter
who led MSC hitting in 1942 with a
.303 average.
Taly l'aslei'Seals!

Don't be confused when the nate
Barclay appeal's as the mainstay on
the golf team, for it will be that of
Dave Barclay, who bears the samej
name as the team's Coach Bill Bar-
clay.
The young golfer, who has earned
the right to play in the number one
slot on this year's team by shooting
a neat 36 in the last round of tour-
nament competition, is no relation
to his coach.
Dave Tops Lettermen
Dave will play in the first position
above such lettermen as Duncan No-
ble and Bill Courtright and Pete El-
liot who played on last summer's
links squad. Coach Barclay has
said of player Barclay, "Dave is a
fine -Mayer, and if he lives up to my
expectations. he will be right up
among the top Big Ten players at
the end of the season.
It is easy to see that the younger
Barclay is no novice on the links. At
the age of twelve he started touring
the fairways and scooping out sand-
traps. Most of his early golfing was
done on the public courses of Rock-
ford, Illinois, his home town. After
five seasons of steady play, Barclay
won the City Junior Championship
two years in a row when he was sev-
enteen ahd eighteen.
Barclay Cards a 66
In high school he teamed with
Phil Marcellus, later captain of the
Wolverine '44 golf squad, and two
future Big Ten stars from Illinois,
Alex Welch and Johnny Holmstrom,
to drive through an undefeated
schedule. He carded his best score in
1939, a blazing six under par 66,
which set a new record in the Illinois
State Medal Tourney. This achieve-
ment has been tied only once since
then.
During part of his stint in service,
Barclay was stationed at the Boca
Raton Air Base where he played on
its golf squad. As in high school, his
outfit didn't lose a match against
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To prove that his ability was the
real McCoy, he kept pace with such
wel kno.n pros as Gene Sarazan,
Tommy Ariour, and Tony Penna in
sevral rounds under a hot Florida
sun.
Now that Barclay is a Ireshiman at
the University. he has returned to
his favorite pastime of driving, pitch-
ing, and putting. In is modest man-
ner he insists that the other fellows
on the team are better men, but
with his prowess on the links the
husky blond golfer still continues to
shoot the lowest scores of all.
If this keeps up, Michigan's chance
to cop the Big Ten title will be great-
ly enhanced. However. Dave hopes
"that I can do half as well as my
good buddy Phil Marcellus when he
was playing."
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