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THUZ DAY, MAY 2, 1946



D. Lake Winner
Of All-Campus
Gymnastic Title
With many a twist, turn, and tum-
ble, the All-Campus Gymnastic
Championships, sponsored by, the
Department of Physical Education,
were held lask night at Waterman
When the competition was over,
Vl. M. Lake received the medal for
being the All-Around Champion,
with a total score of 304 points for
the six events, which included the
horizontal bar, flying rings, side
horse, tumbling, and the trampoline.
Runner-up for top honors was D. V.
LeClair, who competed in the last
event with a twisted ankle, and fin-
ished only four points behind the
Seven coeds also competed on the
trampoline, and Referee Vernon
Sprague announced that it was the
first time women had ever taken part
in this activity. Although they had
only been practicing for three weeks,
they performed capably, and Ruth
Bush was declared the winner, with
Mary Lou Larmee second.
Newton Loken, a member of the
Physical Education Department and
director of the meet, put on an amaz-
ing exhibition along with Tom Till-
man of Muskegon, and George Dales
of the University.

Wolverines Favor '26'
As Tilt with Illini Nears
Score Twenty-six Runs in 26th Consecutive
Win To Tie Record for Single Game Total

Twenty-six seems to be the favor-
ite number of the men on the 1946
Wolverine baseball team as Michi-
gan looks forward to a possible 27th
straight victory at Illinois this week-
This number is the total of conse-
cutive victories the team has won
over a span of two years, the number
of runs it won its 26th victory by,
Batting Averages
The batting averages of the ten
men who have seen the most action





and the number of years it has been
-under the helm of its coach, Ray
Tuesday's 26-3 rout over the Uni-
versity of Detroit nine tied the mod-
ern record set in 1900, for the num-
ber of runs the Wolverines have scor-
ed in any single game and broke
the record for the total number of
runs scored by both teams in the
same game.
Twenty-three hits, including five
home runs, a pair of triples and three
doubles, were hit off five Titan hurl-
ers for the biggest hit total seen in
the local ball park in many years.
Wolverines Favored
This power at the plate, added to
the already well-known fact that the
Wolverine nine boasts six more than
capable college pitchers, makes the
Maize and Blue the definite favorite
to win its third straight Western Con-
ference baseball crown.
The undefeated Michigan team
moves over to Champaign at one p.m.
today for a crucial two game series
tomorrow and Saturday with the
once beaten Illini which may make
or break the Wolverines chances for
the title.
Block Will Start
Fisher has revealed Earl Block will
be on the mound in the first game of
the series, while Bliss Bowman will
do the hurling in the return game on
Sixteen men will make the trip.
In addition to his first eight men,
the Michigan squad will consist of
six pitchers and the two leading re-
serves, Ralph Houser and Jimmy
Brown. The hurlers will be in addi-
tion to the two starters, "Pro" Boim,
Dick Bodycombe, Cliff Wise and
Dick Savage.
Michigan's batting averages leaped
skyward after Tuesday's game. Only
two regulars are batting less than
.300 and one of them, Don Robinson,
hit two for three to show a marked
improvement over his past two

Thinclads Open
Outdoor Season
Against Purdue
Meet Is First in Series
Of Four Title Tune-Ups
With the Penn Relays of 1946 now
in the realm of history, Michigan's
track team will settle down to its out-
door dual meet campaign in prepara-
tion for the Conference Champion-
ships at Champaign on May 31 and
June 1, traveling to Purdue this Sat-
Coach Ken Doherty still has his
eyes glued on the outdoor title, de-
spite the strong showing of the Illini
squad at Philadelphia last weekend.
Consequently he is planning a stiff
training program calculated to regain
the Conference crown.
Four dual meetsrare scheduled as
tuneups for the struggle, beginning
with the Boilermakers at Lafayette.
On successive weekends the team will
meet the most powerful track squads
in the Midwest: Notre Dame at South
Bend, Illinois at Champaign, and
Ohio State at Ann Arbor.
Notre Dame is strong in the dis-
tance events, led by Bill Leonard and
Ed Tully. Illinois' record speaks for
itself, while the Buckeye, outfit
showed surprising strength at Phila-
delphia, with Bill Clifford, Confer-
ence mile champion, 'and Bob Duff,
hurdler and pole vaulter, the leaders.
The personnel of the Michigan
squad is, of course, undecided, and it
is probable that it will vary from
week to week in an effort to find the
best competitors.
Kalamazoo Netters Wiu
KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 1-P)-
Kalamazoo College's tennis team
scored its tenth win of the season by
defeating Albion College 7 to 0 here
today in the first Michigan Inter-
collegiate Athletic Association tennis
match since 1942.
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Tigers Fold as Red Sox

By The Associatcd Press
BOSTON, May 1-The Red Sox
romped to their sixth consecutive
victory today, routing the Tigers 13-1
as the World Champions displayed
probably their most ragged game of
the season.
DeltaDave Ferriss gave the Tigers
but four hits in winning his second
game without a defeat.
The Sox went on two merry-go-
rounds, nine men going to the plate
in both the first and second innings.
George Metkovich started things
off with a running bunt which he
beat out for a hit. That hit was the
first of four Metkovich made for a
perfect day at bat.
Yfank~s Clip Indians, 6-3
NEW YORK, May 1 - The New
York Yankees reacted in healthy
fashion after their no-hit experience
yesterday, making nine hits today
against Cleveland pitching to win 6-3
for the veteran Red Ruffing, who was

making the initial start of his 21st
major league season.
The old master went the full dis-
tance for a four hitter, and the 266th
victory of his long career.
Dodgers Bombard Cubs
CHICAGO, May 1-The Brooklyn
Dodgers broke out with a rash of base
hits that shelled three Chicago pitch-
ers off the mound while their own
Hal Gregg was rationing the Cubs
sparingly today to take a 5 to 1 vic-
tory and even the current series at a
game each. The victory put the
Dodgers in a tie for first place with
the St. Louis Cardinals.
Phils Trim Pirates, 8-0
PITTSBURGH, May 1 - Isaac
(Ike) Pearson, making his first start
of the season after three war years
with the Marines, hurled brilliant
five-hit ball today as Philadelphia
hammered out an 8 to 0 triumph over
the sagging Pittsburgh Pirates before
4426 fans.

from the
Sports World
by The Associated Press
Dodgers Release Davis
CHICAGO, May 1-The Brooklyn
Dodgers gave veteran pitcher Curt
Davis his outright release today.
The 40-year old Davis, who came
into the National League with the
Philadelphia Phillies in 1934, also
played with the Chicago Cubs and St.
Louis Cardinals in addition to the
Dodgers. Davis broke even in 20 de-
cisions last season to bring his maj-
or league lifetime record to 158
games won against 131 lost.
Dons Get Kinautrough
LOS ANGELES, May 1-John Kim-
brough, All-American fullback with
Texas A. & M. in 1939 and 1940, to-
duy signed a two-year contract to
play with the Los Angeles Dons of
the All-America Football Conference.
Salary terms were not disclosed
by General Manager Slip Madigan
of the Dons,


Ostroot Goes from Nazi Prison.
To Penn Relays in Year's Time

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Returning to the Michigan track
scene after a three year absence, is
George Ostroot, who took second
place in the discus throw at the Penn
Relays last week.
Alhough Ostroot has been out of
competition for several years, track
coach Ken Doherty states that his
competitive spirit as well as his ef-
forts' with both the shot and discus
are better than ever before.
Ostroot first came to Michigan in
1-938 from Washington high school in
Sioux Falls, South Dakota. While in
prep-school, he went out for spring
football practice in his sophomore
year. But the track coach needed
some weight men for his cinder squad
and when he saw big George out on
the football field he asked him if he'd
like to try out. It was then that Os-
troot traded a football for the shot
and discus.
Iigh School State Champ
Ostroot improved steadily in his
newly chosen sport and won the state
discus championship in his senior
year. As a freshman at Michigan he
set a new mark for first-year men
when he hurled the discus 147 ft.
Competing individually in the Na-
tional AAU Junior Championships in
1939,tOstroot took second place in
the discus behind the former George-
town star, the late A. Blozis.
Ostroot made an impressive varsity
debut as a Michigan thinclad in 1940,
by winning the discus throw at the
Indiana Relays, beating the favored
Hoosier ace, Archie Harris. Not con-
tent to cop an unexpected first place,

Ostroot also took third in the shot
Leaving school for a year to work,
Ostroot returned to Michigan in 1942
to add more valuable points to the
Wolverine track team. But once again
his athletic career was interrupted,
this time by the. war.
He joined the Air Corps in 1943.
While flying in a bombing raid on Vi-:
enna, his plane was shot down and
he was. taken prisoner in Hungary.
Ostroot was kept in solitary con-
finement for two weeks in Budapest
before being sent to a prison camp in
During his 11 months as a prisoner
of war, Ostroot managed to practice
the shot put and discus throw with
equipment furnished by the YMCA,
and to win his specialities in a prison
camp track meet.
Liberated Year ago
Just a year ago, April 29, Ostroot
was liberated from the Germans. Re-
turning once again to Michigan he
has shown that he is still improving
in both the shot and discus. In the
closely contested Indoor Conference
meet this year, Ostroot added valu-
able points' to the Michigan cause by
taking third in the shot put. During
practice sessions this spring, he has
been throwing the discus over 150 ft.,
which is better than he's ever done
When the Pcnn Relays were held
last year, Ostroot was in a German
prison camp. Now, just a year later,
he has demonstrated that he has not
lost any of his form by achieving the
best competitive discus throw of his
career in this year's relay carnival.

Major League Standings
W L Vct.~ W L ,Pct
Boston.-.,----..-..-12 3 .801 S , uis... . 9 4 .692
New York . 10 5 .667 Brooklyn- - - 9 4 .692
Detroit-.,.-. . . ...... . 7 6 .538 Boston ..7 4 .636
Cleveland-......-.-.-.4 6 55 Chicago 7 6 .538
St. Louis-.-.-.---.-.-.4,-. 8 A9 Cincinnati- .....--5 7 .417
Chicago ,. ...-... 5 8 .385 New York ..5 7 .417
Washington........-5 8 .385 Pit tsburgh- - - 5 9 .357
Philadelphia ........ 4 10 .286 Phila delphia - 3 9 .250
Boston 13, Detroit 1 Brooklyn 5, Chicago I
New York 6, Cleveland 3 Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 0
Philadelphia 3, St. Louis 2 Boston at Cincinnati, postponed
Chicago at Washington, post- New York at St. Louis, post-
poned. poned
Detroit at Boston Brooklyn at Chicago
Cleveland at New York New York at St. Louis
Chicago at Washington Boston at Cincinnati
St. Louis at Philadelphia Philadelphia at Pittsburgh

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