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Take Second In Row, Down Buckeyes,54

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Daily Sports Editor
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter was contributed by a Michigan sit-
dent. We reprint it in the belief that its subjet is particularly important in
the post-war era of amateur sports which threatens to become a. big business
To the Editor:
SOME OF THE fellows around the sports circuit get a lot of laughs from
the antics of the national and international amateur athletic organiza-
tions. These groups remind one of a Donald Duck cartoon: they let out a
lot of ya-tata ya-tata about ethics and pure sports, wind up and throw a
punch at some athlete to prove how strong they are, and never seem .o
understand that they are hitting themselves in the back of the head.
One-of the first acts in this fantasy occurred several years ago when
the Flying Finn, Paavo Nurmi, made his successful tour of America.
After the trip, the Amateur Athletic Union declared him a professional
because he received expenses fat in excess of his actual needs. No doubt
this was true, but the smiles were wry and knowing among the people
"on the inside".
Act Two took place last year, when the Swedish Athletic Union ruled
their two great athletes, Gunder Hlaegg and Arne Andersson, ineligible for
further "amateur" competition. The reasons for the ban were the same as
in the Nurmi case - and the insiders had another chuckle.
THE THIRD ACT is now on stage. The Argentine Tennis Association has
barred Heraldo Weiss from playinh amateur tennis (quotes around that
word again would be merely repetition) and the organization is about
to throw the book at Weiss' teammate, Alejo Ruissell. The reasons? You're
The Joke lies in the fact that everyone kniows these athletes dop ]t
compete for the better part of each year out of putre love for the sport.
Athletes are also human, and they love to eat. One eannot inake a liv-
ing on bare expense money. If the word "ana teutl" is becoming farcical
and obsolete, the athletic organiations have no one to blame but them-
OF COURSE, no athlete in his riht mind will admit to receiving an un-
usual amount of money for his atliktit abilties, but if I remember cor-
rectly, it wasn't the vogue until recently to admit the ownership of an ath-
letic scholarship.
Some reaction has been setting in against the attempts by these ama-
teur organizations to make the little boys slide into line by cracking down
on a few of the big ones. Tlhe two Swedish runners, with others of their
country, plan to make an exhibition tour of the South American countries
this summer, running for those who will pay out the most cash. The chances
are that they will be successful, for they are good competitors, and there
is just as much incentive for world-record performances in a pot of gold
as in an olive wreath.
PROFESSIONAL tennis is also coming of age. Before the war there was a
stampede to the pro ranks, led by such stars as Don Budge, Bobby Riggs,
and Frank Kovacs. The war interrupted this play-for-pay program, but it
is definitely on the upswing again.
Both amateur and professional athletics have their place on the
American sports scene. However, the efforts to draw a line between them
have not been very effective recently. Either the rules and regulations
by which these athletes are supposed to abide are ill-conceived, or ill-
enforced, or both. The method of blasting at the results and ignoring
the causes does not seem to be working out.
COOPERATION between the various amateur and professional groups and
colleges, leading to the construction of a more rigid set of rules and en-
forcement procedures, is the only basis upon which fair and equitable stand-
ards can be founded and maintained.
Amateur athletics had better "get on the ball," or they will soon find
themselves directly behind it. Now if you. will-pardon me, I have a meeting
with the National Amateur Yo-Yo Champion -- something about his income
tax ...
Archie Parsons
Students will be admitted to the baseball game between the De-
troit Tigers and Michigan on Monday by showing their identification
cards, M'ore than 3,000 fans, a capacity crowd for the Ferry Field
stands, are expected to attend.
Major League Standings
W L Pct. GB W L Pct. GB
Boston ........ 23 6 .793 ... Brooklyn. ...... 16 9 .640 ...
New York .... 18 10 .643 4 St. Louis.......15 9 .625 /1/
Detroit........16 12 .571 6 Boston.14 11 .560 2
Washington .... 13 13 .500 8 Cincinnati ....12 10 .545 2%
St. Louis .......11 14 .440 10 Chicago .......12 10 .545 2
Cleveland ...... 11 14 .440 10 New York ...... 11 14 .440 5
Chicago .......8 16 .333 12/ Pittsburgh .... 9 14 .391 6
Philadelphia .. 7 21 .250 15 Philadelphia .. 5 17 .227 9%
Detroit 3, Philadelphia I Brooklyn 16, Pittsburgh 6
Cleveland 3-4, Washington 0-9 Boston 4, St. Louis 1,
New York 4, Chicago 2 Chicago at New York, rain

Boston at St. Louis, rain Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 2
New York at Chicago St. Louis at Boston
Boston at St. Louis Pittsburgh at Brooklyn
Philadelphia at Detroit Chicago at New York
Washington at Cleveland Cincinnati at Philadelphia
g* ** * * * *~** *i*]

Track Team Faces Illinois Today;
Meet May See Records Shattered,

Michigan In Underdog
Role At Champaign
If past performances can be taken
as an accurate guide, the results of
today's dual meet at Champaign be-
tween Michigan's thinclads and the
mighty aggregation of Illinois, will
possibly boast the best marks yet
recorded in any one meet,
Illini Are Favored
Judging from the three new rec-
ords the Illini chalked up last week
on a wet, slow track, Coach Leo John-
son's fast-moving trackmen should
burn up the cinders if good weather
prevails. With the Conference Cham-
pionships only two weeks away, both
teams "can be expected to go all out
in their efforts to reach top form be-
fore the Big Ten meet.
In the 100-yard dash, the Orange
and Blue will send from the blocks
three thinclads who will be hard to
beat. Billy Mathis, Jack Pierce, and
George Walker, the speedy hurdler
who walked off with three champion-
ships in the Conference meet last

Rai, Again!
For the third straight Friday,
rain prevented Michigan's baseball
team from playing its scheduled
Yesterday's game with Minne-
sota in Minneapolis was post-
poned. The two teams hope to
play a double hill today, but if
rain continues, the series will be
Should the weather permit,
Cliff Wise and Earl Block will be
sent to the mound for the Wol-
verines, in hopes of winning the
11th and 12th games of the sea-
son for the Maize and Blue. Each
of the two right handers will be
seeking his fourth victory.
year, are all capable of 9.3 seconds
or better for the century run.
IHaidler To Run 100
Striving to pick up as many points
as possible, Wolverine mentor, Ken
Doherty, has mwitehed flap Coleman

and B li llailer from the events in
wh ich they have keen r(egularly coin-
peting Lurlt-lw ie outdoor seawon.
Haidler will tace tie thr-e Illini aces
in the 10, while Coleman will re-
t(urfn to his old speeialty, the 440.
The battle in the quarter-mile will
be for the second and third place
spots as Herb McKenley's 46.7 440
effort last week establishes the fleet
Jamaican as the favorite in this
event. Michigan's Hugh Short, Ron
Soble, and Coleman will match
strides with two other Illinois speed-
sters, Mariec Gonzales and Carl Ock-
ert, in an effort to grab the place
and show points.
Three Enter 220
Doherty will enter Haidler, Val
Johnson, and Bob Ferguson in the
220-yard dash in an attempt to stop
the Illini onslaught, headed by Mc-
Kenley, Gonzales, and Mathis.
Although Michigan's mile relay
team of Haidler, Johnson, Coleman,
and Short may have to be satisfied
with second place honors, the time
recorded by the Wolverine quartet
may well top the marks of every other
collegiate foursome in the country.

McClusky, Schoenlaub Clinch
Triumphwith Doubles Victory
Frankin Defeats Hersh; Mikulielh, Cook
Whip Foes To Balance Michigan Loes
(s pe-a l -T h-D - -
(Special to The Dai; y) rover rJim Evans, 8-6 8-6, while Hal
EVANSTON, Ill.--Takint, their I Cook got that point bick by taking
second Big Ten victory in as many the measure of Gifford in the mini-
days by the same score, 5-4, the mum of two sets, 6-4, 6-4.
Michigan netmen defeated the Ohio All of the doubles matches went
State squad yesterday afternoon on to three sets. Hersh and Evans team-
the Northwestern courts. ed together to face Franklin brothers,
As in the Thursday match against who are the defending Conference
Northwestern, it was the number doubles champions, in the number
three doubles combination that made one encolter. The match was well
the margin of victory for the Wolver- played, bil the clamps iroved to,
ines. And again Dean McClitsky and much for te Michigan duo in win-
Paul Schoenlaub rose to the occa- ning, 3 6, 8 6, 6-3. Mikulich and Wel
sion and defeated their adversaries. hfigtoii combined to 1eat Cole and
Gordon Gifford and Bob Brewer in Levestein in the s n oubles
straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. This was the contest, 6-2, 1.6, 6-1.
eighth time that these netters have The Weirmen face their third Big
played together in the number three Ten opponent this wek-end when-
slot and was thleir seventh victorly. they tangle with Minnecsota nletters
Hlersh Beaten in Chicago. Coach Leroy Weir will
use the same lineup he used in yes-
Playing at his usual number one terday's and Thursday's match in the
position, Jack Hersh faced Aris hope of making three in a row for
Franklin for the Buckeyes. Franklin the series of matches for the week.
was the Conference singles champion
last year and came from behind after
losing the first set to beat Hersh, 2-6, Tennis Summaries
6-0, 6-1.
Bill Mikulich again playing in theSigs
number two slot had little trouble t ingl
heating Alex Franklin, brother of the Avis Franklin (0cdef. ,ack iersl,
Buckeyes' number one man, 6-2, 6-1. (A,) , , 6-0, 6-1.
This victory brought Mikulich's sea- Bill Milk lich (M) def. Alex Prank-
son's record to four wins against five lin (0), 6-2, 6-1.
reversals. Dick Cole (O) def. F'red Wcllington
Fred Wellington lost his second (M), 6-2, 9-7.
match in two days after winning his Dean McClusky (M) def. Arnie Le-
first seven contests of the sea~on. venstein (0), 6-2, 6-2.
His victorious opponent was Dick Bob Brewer t0) def. .Jin Evani
Cole who won in straight sets, 6-2, (M), 8-6, 8-0.
9-7. McClusky, competing in the Hal Cook (M) def. Gordon Gi f
number four bracket had little trouble ford (0), 6-4, 6-4.
with Arnie Levinstein and won his Doubles:
seventh tilt in nine starts, 6-2, 6-2. Franklin-Franklin (0) def. Hersh-
Evans, Cook Split Evans (M), 3-6, 8-6 6-3.
Michigan and Ohio State split the Mikulich-Wellington (M) def. Cole-
two points for the number five and -Levenstein (O), 6-2, 1-6, 6-1.
six singles matches with Brewer win- McClusky-Paul Schoenlaub (M)
ning for the Bucks at number five def. Gifford-Brewer (0), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
One of the Greatest Spectacles 'of all time-
To Thrill You Again, Again, and Again!
- -Plus

Wolverine L inksmen lost To Purdue
here Today, face B.uckeyes Monday

Harrison, Radavich
Core of Purduhe Team
Michigan's golfers will face the
Boilermakers of Purdue today on the
University course with one eye cocked
toward their all-important match
with Ohio State on Monday.
Not that the Wolverines lightly re-
gard today's opposition but on the
basis of past records, Purdue does not
constitute as great a threat for top
honors in the Conference tourney as
do the powerful Buckeyes.
Wolverines Seek Confidence
Although the decision of Monday's
match will not have any direct effect
on the Big Ten title, which is decided
in the Conference tourney, a vic-
Badg ers Wiln
And Lengthen
Big T'en Lead
Wisconsin nailed another half-
game to its Big Ten baseball lead by
blanking Ohio State's luckless Buck-
eyes, 8-0, yesterday at Wisconsin.
Gene Jaroch, the Badgers' ace
hurler, chalked up his fifth straight
win in Conference play. Jaroch, the
leading Big Ten flinger, has now
yielded only six runs in the five
Big Ten contests.
Michigan, kept idle by rain, backed
into undisputed second place in the
standings when Illinois upset In-
diana, 10-6, to virtually eliminate
the Hoosiers from the chase. The
only other game yesterday found Io-
wa whipping Northwestern, 4-1, to
take over fifth spot.
In games slated today Michgan
will be at Minnesota for a double
header with Wisconsin-Ohio State,
Indiana-Illinois and Northwestern-

tory over the Ohio golfers would no
doubt impart more confidence to the
Wolverines wien they face the Bucks
at the end of the month in Minnea-
Tomorrow's match with Purdue will
consist of 18 holes of best-ball doubles
starting at 8:30 a.m. and another
18 holes of singles play, beginning
at 1:30 p.m. Purdue has not enjoyed
very much success on the links so far
this season, having bowed to Ohio
State, Northwestern, and Notre Dame.
Boilermaker3 Have Two Lettermen
Two lettermen, Jim Harrison and
John Radavich form the nucleus of
the Boilermaker team. Another pro-
mising player is Bill Dahl, Indiana
state junior champion.
Coach Bill Barclay is using the
same men who played at South Bend
in today's match. They are Dave Bar-
clay, Bill Ramsey, Pete Elliott, Rog
Kessler, Ed Schalon and Bill Court-
right. Hank Zimmerman will replace
Courtright in the doubles play.
Wolverine hopes for a victory over
Ohio State were given a decided shot
in the arm when Northwestern, top-
ped by Michigan earlier in the sea-
Feller Wins Sh.uto t
CLEVELAND, May 17 --()- Fire-
ball Bob Feller pitched five-hit, shut-
out ball and struck out 14 batters
today as the Indians split a double-
header with Washington, 3 to 0 and
4 to 9.
The nightcap was called at the
end of the eighth inning because of
I raves Club Cards
BOSTON, May 17 -(A')- Tommy
Holmes continued his savage attack
against the St. Louis Cardinals'
pitching today and his pair of doub-
les plus a singlerpaced the Boston
Braves to a 4-1 triumph.
The Braves got topnotch twirling
from Johnny Sain, who, while chalk-
ing up his fourth win of the sea-
sou, held the Cards at bay in all but
the fourth inning and limited them
to seven hits.
Dod ers Take Lead

soi, P1-1:, edged the Buckeyes by
the sane score. Previous to this de-
feat, tie Ohio linksmen had been
clipping along at what seemed an
unbeatable pace with seven conse-
cutive victories. Included in the list
of toppled foes is Michigan who drop-
ped their match in Columbus, 19%-
Michigan Seeks Revenge
After that match Coach Bill Bar-
clay expressed the opinion that the
Wolverines could even the account
with the Buckeyes if they could make
the close ones fall on their side. The
Wolverines will get this chance Mon-
In order to win they will have to
top the play of last year's national
medalist champion, Howard Baker,
who had a 73 in his first match.
Tigrers Defeat
Athletics, 34
rr cke Hit in Eighth
Nets Hii Fourth Win
DETROIT, May 17-(P)-A pair of
unearned eighth inning runs enabled
the Detroit Tigers to squeeze out a
3 to 1 victory here today over the
Philadelphia Athletics, who put run-
ners in scoring posi-lon in each of
the last four innkigs but lacked the
punch to drive them across.
Virgil Trucks, who yielded eight
hits, thus notched his fourth vic-
tory, this time at the expense of Phil
Marchildon, who gave the Tigers only
five safeties but was charged with the
Philadelphia and Detroit each scor-
ed once in the fourth, the A's on
George Kell's double and George Mc-
Quinn's single and the Tigers on
Eddie Lake's single and Eddie Mayo's
It was still 1-all in the eighth when
Trucks singled with one out, was safe
at second on Irv Hall's fumble of a
double play and scored on Mayo's
single to center. Lake, who took third
on Mayo's hit, scored after Doc Cra-
mer's fly to deep center.
Phil. 000 100 000-1 8 2
Detroit 000 100 02x-3 5 1
Detroit, Trucks and Swift; Phil-
'delphia, Marchildon and Rosar.

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tween semesters! Student help is needed during the
Alumni Victory Reunion. Start after your last exam,
June 18-19, or before. Work available until June 23rd
or June 30th. Jobs for both men and women students
at good hourly pay.
PART TIME WORK also available during Summer
Session, July 1 to August 23, 1 946.
Apply: Manager's office, Michigan Union, Ph. 2-4431.

Iowa scheduled to meet in
contests. The standings:

Wisconsin ............
Iowa ................
Indiana ..............
Ohio State ...........
Purdue ..............






Sports Shorts
Opportunity to learn the art of
boxing awaits the enterprising stu-
dent who is any sort of a pugilistic
enthusiast at all in the intramural
boxing classes held at the Sports
Building from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
daily except Wednesday.
Ed Cochrane, intramural fight
coach, is urging any men who are in-
terested in learning the correct tech-
niques of boxing or who want to im-
prove their ability in the ring to join
the intramural group. Beginners are
started with a calisthenics workout
and basic exercises to round them in-
to shape and improve their wind.
The build-up routine is followed
with instruction on footwork, tim-
ing, and boxing strategy. Class mem-
bers receive coaching on the heavy
and light punching bags, practice in
shadow boxing and paired with a
sarrina mate. then learn the hbasic,


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