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Crisler Report Stresses
Amateurism in Athletics
Declares Approval of NCAA Resolutions;
Denies Subsidizing of Athletes at Michigan
"Probably the greatest accomplishment of the year" was the
manner in which Athletic Director H. O. "Fritz" Crisler's annual re-
port to the University described the approval of six resolutions for
the preservation of amateur standards in inter-collegiate athletics
at a National Collegiate Athletic Association meeting earlier this year.
While these resolutions are merely approved principles, the re-
port states that it was further decided at the meeting to make themas
part of the constitution, possibly aking the form of requirements for
membershin in the NCAA. If such changes are made, the report
continues, "institutions which fail to support these principles will be
unable to scheaute games with those that do."
Crisler's report cited the athletes of this University for their fine
scholastic achievements, and scotched any speculation about sub-
sidization of athletes at Michigan.
"Unlike many institutions," the report says, "Michigan has
no athletic scholarships. All scholarships to athletes are awarded
through duly constituted University officials in exactly the same
manner as if they were not athletes."

Branch Rickey
Received 'M'
Law Degree
Head Baseball Coach
Here From 1910-13
If you're one of those "interest-
ing facts picker-uppers" and a
sports fan to boot you'll no doubt
appreciate learning that Branch
Rickey, that superman in the
baseball trading and scouting
business not only graduated from
the University of Michigan law
school (with honors!) but also
was head baseball coach for the
Wolverines for four years.
The, current president of those
lovable "Bums" from Brooklyn re-
ceived his law degree in 1911 and
was soon afterwards offered a pro-
fessorship at his alma mater, all
of which proves his wizardry ex-
tends beyond his chosen field of
judgings and handling baseball
While piloting the Michigan di-
amond outfit from 1910 to 1913
Rickey made one of his first great
discoveries-he considers it his
best. In 1912 a young freshman
by.the name of George Sisler caus-
ed a sensation by tossing shut-out
ball and contributing some power-
ful stick work in an intramural
game and in the annual varsity-
alumni tilt. Rickey took the fu-
ture Hall-of-Fame first baseman
in hand the following season.
According to Rickey, who is
noted as the greatest connoisseur
of baseball ability, Sisler, was the
greatest natural, all-round base-
ball player who ever lived. He
could do everything-pitch, field,
hit, and catch.
Indirectly Rickey's influence
still exists on the Ferry Field di-
amond for it was he who recom-
mended Ray Fisher for the base-
ball coaching post which he has
held here since 1921.
Athletic Plan .
(Continued from Page i)
committee reached the conclusion
that "Michigan ranked in the
lowest quarter of a national scale
in respect to requirements and
credit in physical education."
Of the 168 schools studied, 84
per cent required two years or
more of physical education, with
46 per cent requiring two years,
and 33 per cent four years. Fur-
thermore, 82 per cent of them
gave credit toward graduation for
suc courses.
In the Midwest, Illinois is one
of the leaders in this field. They
require two years of physical ed-
ucation work from all undergrad-
uates and grant them regular aca-
demic credit for it. Iowa has an
identical requirement. Minnesota
and Ohio State require and give
credit for one year,
Stroke Proves
Fatal to Evers
ALBANY, N.Y., March 28_-(/P)-
Johnny Evers, one of baseball's
all-time greats, died today.
The middle-man of the Nation-
al League Chicago Cubs Tinker-
to-Evers-to-Chance double play
combination of four decades ago
died in a hospital here four days
after he was stricken with a cere-
bral hemorrhage.
He was 65 years old.
Evers had suffered a stroke in
1942 and had been in poor health

Eleven months ago the former
standout second baseman was
elected to baseball's hall of fame
at Cooperstown, N.Y., on a list
of 11 oldtime players. The list
included first baseman Frank
Chance who died in 1924 and
shortstop Joe Tinker.
Tinker is recovering in Orlando,
Fla., from an operation last Jan-
uary in which his left leg was
amputated. He said Evers' death
marked the nassing of one of

In the few instances where ath-
letes received scholarships, the
report stated, they were in most
cases insufficient to cover present
tuition costs, "to say nothing of
board, room, books, etc., the ear-
marks of typical 'Athletic .Schol-
On the mater of jobs held by
Michigan athletes, the report said:j
"Contrary to general belief, these
jobs do not consist of clock wind-
ing and guarding campus monu-
ments. Some are employed in
private homes and in stores, but
the greater number find employ-
ment as waiters and dishwashers
in fraternities, sororities and res-
taurants. The compensation in
all instances is in keeping with
services rendered."
Professor Ralph Aigler, the
University's faculty representa-
tive to the Western Conference,
said, in a special statement quot-
ed at length in Crisler's report,
that "the year 1946 marks the
initiation of two significant
steps... (1) the agreement by
our Conference with the Pacific
Coast Conference for the joint
operation of the R o s e Bowl
game. . .for a period of five years
and (2) the adoption of a series
of 'Principles' by the NCAA."
The former Conference attitude
against post-season games was re-
versed because of the conviction
that amateurism in college ath-
letics was being threatened by
"semi-professional trends in cer-
tain regions," the report said. "Ty
joining hands with the Pacific
Coast Conference the position of
the semi-professional teams will
be weakened because they will be
barred from Rose Bowl competi-
tion," it was concluded.

Three Swim
Wins Go to 'M'
A small group of Michigan
swimmers surprised the nation's
swimming experts last night as
they won three out of six firsts to
move into second place behind
Ohio State in the first night of
the NCAA swimming champion-
ships in Seattle.
Wolverines placed four men
and their medley relay team as
they garnered 25 points to the
Buckeye's 28. The Bucks on the
other hand, though rated heavy
favorites were able to place only 8
men out of a squad oft18. Four of
these qualifiers were their divers,
where they were expected to pile
up points.
Wally Stewart, Wolverine dis-
tance freestyler, met competition
a little stronger than he's ever
faced as he placed fifth behind a
record breaking performance in
the 1500 meter finals. The record
breaker was George Hoogerhyde
of. Michigan State who smashed
the old record of 20:02.2 to smith-
ereens with a blistering 19:44.2
Bill Heusner of Northwestern was
second with Al Taioli of Stanford
and Don Beanston of California
rounded out the placewinners.
Harry Holiday had little diffi-
culty capturing his specialty, the
150-,yard backstroke as he was
clocked in 1 :33.6, only one-tenth
of a second off the present meet
mark. Following Holiday was Alan
Stack of Yale with the Weeden
brothers of Stanford and Bob de-
Groot and Dick Fettermapc of
OSU rounding out the finalists.
Dick Weinberg gave the Wol-
verines another first as he took
the 50-yard freestyle in the fast
time of :23.3. Surprisingly con-
spicuous by their absence were
any Buckeye swimmers. Weinberg
defeated Pete Powlison of Wash-
ington by inches and succeeded in
dethroning defending chain Bob
Anderson of Stanford who finished
Bill Smith dethroned teammate
Jack Hill as 220-yard freestyle ti-
tleholder as he took the finals in
2:10.2 followed by Hoggerhyde of
Michigan State. Gus Stager, Wol-
verine freshman, placed fifth.
Michigan took the 300-yard
medley relay in the comparatively
slow time of 2:54.9, while Purdue,
Stanford, Ohio State and Rutgers
followed in that order.
The Buckeyes made practically
a clean sweep of the diving to in-
sure of them of first place as they
swept the first four places. Gil
Evans of Michigan placed fifth
behind Anderson, Harlan, Cal-
hour and Strong all of the Buck-
eye squad.

Fisher Seeks.
For Chappuis
Raymond, Yerges
Pace Contenders
With snow still on the ground
and with Michigan's baseball
team scheduled to open its sea-
son next Friday afternoon with
Maryland at College Park, Coach
Ray Fisher has many problems
facing him, a major one of which
is who will do the catching for
him during the coming campaign.
Of the numerous backstops who
reported to Coach Fisher last De-
cember, the field has narrowed
down to four possible starters. Two
of these will be with the team
when they leave for their South-
ern trip next week.
Chappuis Out of Action
Bob Chappuis, star halfback on
the football team and slugging
outfielder on last year's nine, had
been relied upon to do most of the
catching this spring. But when
it was revealed that he would
not be available for the baseball
team because of his convalescence
from a wrist operation, Coach
Fisher was sent in search of an-
other first class receiver.
Of the four leading candidates
for the top berth, two of them,
Hal Raymond and Fred Capoferi,
understudied Elmer Swanson, who
now is under contract to the De-
troit Tigers, last spring. Ray-
mond is greatly improved from
last year and has developed into
a fair hitter according to Fisher.t
Two newcomers, Walter Han-
cook and John Kulpinski, are also'
fighting for the top backstop po-
sitions. Hancook is a freshman
from Flint's Central High, while
Kulpinski hails from Detroit.
Both receivers have shown up well
behind the bat catching the slants
of the 22 man pitching staff in
the batting nets set up in Yost
Field House.
Nine Here April 15
A fifth catcher is Howard Yer-
ges, number one quarterback on
last fall's football team and sec-
ond string backstop last spring.
Bob Davis will probably see action
on the freshman team when it
is organized after the squad re-
turns from the South.
After encountering Maryland
on Friday, the team will move on
to play a Quantico, Virginia squad
on Saturday. Then the Wolverine
nine will meet one opponent every
day for the next week. Camp
Lee, the University of North Car-
olina for two games, Duke Uni-
versity, University of Virginia,
Washington and Lee, and VMI
will f u r n i s h the opposition

Bill Courtright who advanced
in NCAA wrestling meet with an

Tonmu'k of

Courtright Advances in NCAA Meet
Dworsky Eliminated in Mat Thriller

decision over Emil
Appalaehian State

Special To The Daily
Bill Courtright, captain of the
University of Michigan wrestling
team, defeated Emil Tomick of
Appalachian State Teachers last
night in the first round of the
17th Annual NCAA Wrestling
Tournament at Champaign, Ill.
In the heavyweight division,
Dan D w o r s k y was eliminated
when he lost a heart-breaking 4-2
decision to Robert Geigel of Iowa
in two overtime periods.
Courtright, whose only defeats
in intercollegiate c o m p e t i t i o n
came at the hands of Dave Sha-
piro of the University of Illinois,
wrestled in the 155-lb. class. His
win was by a decisive 9-3 score.)
Others remaining in this weight
division are Leger Steckler of the
University of Oklahoma, Gale
Mikles of Michigan State College,
Lester Davison of Colorado State,
James Wilkinson of Indiana Uni-
versity, Ken Marlin of the Uni-
versity of Illinois, Don Mullinson
of Colorado A. & M., and Richard
Black of Iowa State Teachers.
Courtright will not get a chance
to even his score with Shapiro,
since the latter is wrestling in the
165-1b. class this year. The great
University of Illinois matman ad-
vanced to the quarter-finals in
this division in which there were
no preliminary bouts.
East-West Cage
Tilt Closes Season
NEW YORK, March 28---OP)-
The current basketball season
comes to an end tomorrow night
with the playing of the annual
Herald-Tribune all-star game in
which a squad of senior collegians
from east of the Mississippi River
plays a similar squad from west of
the father of waters.
The West squad, which aver-
ages 6 foot 3 inches in height, is
a slight favorite to avenge the
60 to 59 setback its 1946 counter-
part suffered a year ago. The
East team will average 6 feet 1
inch, primarily because of the pre-
sence of Harry Boykoff, 6-9 cen-
ter from Brooklyn's St. John's


* * * * * * * T 7

Dan Dworsky, pow erhouse full-'
back on the Wolverine football
varsity for the past two seasons
and strong-man extrEordinary of
Coach Cliff Keen's mat squad,'
gave all he had in his thrilling
duel with Geigel but it wasn't
quite enough to return him a win-
ner. The bout was of 13-minute
duration and both participants
were pretty tired boys at its term-
Gagne Victor
Others besides Geigel who ad-
vanced in the heavyweight divi-
sion were Glen Blagg of Colorado
College, Vern Gagne of the Uni-
versity of Minnesota, Ray Gunkle
of Purdue University, Lerod Alitz
of Iowa State Teachers College,
Richard Hutton of Oklahoma A.
& M., Chuck Gottfried of the

Relay Team
Runis Toigh lt
The undefeated record of Mich-
igan's two-mile relay team will be
in jeopardy tonight when the
Wolverine foursome battles teams
from Fordham, Indiana and Notre
Dame in the annual Chicago Re-
lays at the Chicago Stadium.
The Michigan quartet of Char-
ley Birdsall, Chuck Low, George
Vetter and Herb Barten, which
brought the Maize and Blue vic-
tory in the Purdue Relays last
week, will be out to make it five
in a row for the season.
Fordhams once-beaten relay
team of JackO'Hare, Frank Leary,
Ed Carney and Jerry Connelly has
reigned supreme in the east dur-
ing the indoor season. Barten,
Michigan's Big Nine 880-yard
champion, may have to come
through with another blazing an-
chor leg as he did in the Illinois
Tech Relays, a 1:52.9 stint, to
keep the Wolverine record intact.
The Chicago Relays will ring
down the curtain on the indoor
track season. The galloping par-
son, Gil Dodds, will be running
against the clock in another at-
tempt to crack his own indoor
mile mark of 4:06.4, which he set
in this same meet three years ago.

University of Illinois. and Edward
Zednick of Ohio University. The
latter two advanced on byes.
Each of the four favoite teams,
Oklahoma A. & M.. Iowa State
Teachers College, Cornell College
of Iowa, and the University of
Illinois, advanced six men to the
The University of Oklahoma,
Michigan State and Purdue en-
tered four men each; Colorado
State and U.S. Naval Academy
three; Lehigh, Minnesota, Indi-
ana. Iowa and Iowa State two
each; and Michigan, Ohio State,
Colorado A. & M., Waynesburg,
Appalachian S t a t e Teachers,
Springfield College, Kent State,
Lock Haven, Kansas, Wheaton,
the University of Colorado and
Ohio University, one each.


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Wednesday: Trinity Church at 7:30, Com-
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