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Yerges Slated for First
String Qarterback Post


Tre/ltiis Lizwi I't ll'itgattagsIiu
UnIdcidIed As ToSct~rt-),SoernuI(, isecu

A chunky, blonde engineering
school senior is now drilling hard
in spring football practices in
preparation for the first-string
quarterbacking burden that will
fall on his broad shoulders this
The situation in which Howard
F. Yerges finds himself may be
best summed up by that tine-
worn old saying, "like father, like
Learned from Father
The 175-pound, five foot nine
inch field general is built along
the same general lines as his
father, Howard F. Yerges Sr.,
who quarterbacked Ohio State
regularly in the days of Chick
Harley and his great Buckeye
From his father, Howie Yerges
Jr, learned that brawn and weight
Track Squad.
Hit by Losses
Cinder Men Leave
Team During Year
Track seasons are remembered
for many things, for champion-
ships, for records, for outstanding
But this past seasonn will be
remembered for one other thing
as well. Coach Doherty lost more
runners in the course of the year
than ever before, even in the un-
predictable days of the Navy V-12
When a coach didn't know the
Sstatus of his service bread and
butter from one day to the next.
But for all of the governments
action, the ax usually fell at the
end of the terms. This year it
merrily loped off the boys at in-
00 convenient intervals.
First to depart without beck
or hue was Dave Williams, out-
standing distance ace. All thru
the cross country grinding Dave
led home the field. And after
a few indoor sessions he looked
a, sure first or second in the con-
ference 2 mile. But the squeeze
got him, the Ann Arbor HCL,
and he and his family left for
the East where he holds forth
at Villanova.
Next on the agenda, was Dean
Voegtlen. A letter winner in the
2 mile, he left at the end of the
tedm for his home in New Jer-
sey. The final blow came with
the resignation of Hugh Short as
captain of the team and leading
quarter miler. Hugh just couldn't
find the time with the prior com-
mitments of a job, and the respon-
sibility of his family and studies.
This battery of losses didn't
settle things. Injuries began to
plague various and sundry. To
mention only a few. Don Quel-
ler distance ace was hit so hard
by a cold that he ended up for
a sojourn in Health Service, los-
ing some 3 weeks of practice.
Joe Haydn received a leg injury
that is still keeping him from the
cinders. And just to touch on it,
but Charles Fonville pulled a leg
muscle after a few trys at the 60
yard dash where he had run a 6.4.
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are not essentials of grid star-
dom. "Dad always told me that
his team-mates weren't big, eith-
er," Yerges recalls. "But he al-
ways emphasized that they were
fast and smart, that they could
Starred in Army Games
That Yerges took his father's
example seriously can be proven
from pictures of the Michigan-
Army games of the past two sea-
sons. Movies of these two highly
publicized grid clashes reveal four-
clean, crushing blocks thrown at
thrice All-American Doc Blan-
chard. Yerges was the blocker
on each occasion. The pictures
also show that Yerges twice nailed
Glenn Davis to prevent long runs
by the California comet.
It was in the third quarter of
the 1945 Michigan-Illinois game
that Yerges took over for the in-
jured Joe Ponsetto, Wolverine
captain and a terrific blocker in
his own right. Michigan scored
three times in the last quarter.
First String Quarterback
Since that time, despite the I
moans of some sideliners who con-
sider him, too small to block and
tackle against man-sized oppon-
ents, Howard Yerges has been
Michigan's grid field general and,]
barring the unforeseen, will be
directing the Wolverine eleven on
the field when fall rolls around.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Yerges
spent most of his boyhood at
Point Pleasant, West Virginia. He
holds letters from both Ohio State
and Michigan, transferring to Ann3
Arbor after a year of football
achievement at Columbus.
His grid philosophy is simple.
When asked which was his tough-
est game, Yerges replied seriously,
"It's the one we're playing the
next Saturday. It's the next one
that's all-important."
Pauline Betz
As Yet Unsure
Of Pro Career
NEW YORK, April 22-()-
Honey-haired Pauline Betz flew
home from Europe today, still un-
decided about turning professional
but not the least bit peeved at
the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association
which has ordered her to stand in
the corner for flirting with a play-
for-pay career.
The world's foremost feminine
net star, suspended two weeks ago
by the governing body of amateur
tennis in this country, was met
at LaGuardia by Sarah and El-
wood Cooke, her parents in a pro-
jected money-making tour which
led to her banishment from the
amateur ranks.
Tired but smiling after her 36
hour trip from Switzerland and
somewhat tickled at finding her-
self entered erroneously on the
passenger list as a housewife, the
Los Angeles court queen told
1. That Cooke's plans to sound
out various cities on the possibil-
ity of an exhibition tour for her
and Mrs. Cooke'had her approval
before she left for Europe six
weeks ago but that she had made
no definite commitments and
still didn't know which way she
would jump.
2. That after talking things
over with the Cookes she would
call on USLTA officials, perhaps
to seek a hearing on reinstatement
as an amateur if she decides not
to turn pro.
3. And that she has received
several other professional offers
since her suspension was an-


... Chip off the old block

Football Squad
Shows Talent
In Grid Drills
Outdoor Scrimmage
Now in Second Week
Outdoor football scrimmages,,
now in the second week, find
Michigan's prospective eleven tak-
ing shape under the keen tutelage
of coach Fritz Crisler and his able,
hard-working staff.
Yesterday's practice found the
Head Man personally drilling with
a lineup that featured a number
of reliables back from earlier
years, a scattering of promising
transfers, and a host of flashy
Lettermen from past Wolverine
elevens who were in Crisler's
group yesterday include ends,
Donovan Hershberger and Irv
Wisniewski; guard Joe Soboleskie;
and backs, HankF onde, Hugh
Mack, and Tom Peterson.
Transfers Standout
Jim McEvoy, ex-Iowa Seahawk
fullback and Byron Lasky, star
Albion transfer were standouts in
the drill who have already made
names for themselves at other in-
Newcomers who shined in the
workout yesterday were for the
most part young, husky line can-
didates. Harry Smale, Dave Gom-
berg, Pete Dendrinos, Dick Mc-
Williams, Al Wistert, and Hal
Jackson all showed up especially
well in the scrimmage.
Smale Aggressive
Smale, a center from Chicago's
Lindbloom High where he made
an impressive record, spelled Las-
ky at the pivot post for the Cris-
er group. His play was aggress-
ive and consistent.
A third center, drilling on the
sidelines under the special guid-
andce of line coach Jack Blott,
was another center of interest.
Dan Dworsky is beginning an ex-
periment which Michigan coaches
are very carefully observing.
Four Tackles Shine
At the tackles a group of four
alternated in pairs. Pete Dendri-
nos, powerful Wolverine shotput-
ter, Dick McWilliams, giant Ohio
all-stater, Albert Wistert, and Hal
Jackson, all-city star from De-
troit's Redford High School, are
all competing for varsity tackle
The team that Crisler worked
with for the most part of the af-
ternoon found itself confronted by
a hard-charging, fierce-tackling
opposing line which assistant
coach Wally Weber had selected
from the large assemblage of grid
talent at his call. Weber drilled
a group of about sixty-five on an-
other area of Ferry Field turf not
far removed from the Crisler
scrimmage ground.
Howard Yerges, probAble Fall
first-string quarterback who has
been out of action several days
with a sprained thumb, is expect-
ed back in uniform either today
or tomorrow.

Cleveland Wins, 5-0
CLEVELAND, April 22-(P)-Al
Zarilla's single to center in the
seventh inning spoiled what might
have been BobtFeller's third no-
hitter today, the fast fireballer
collecting his record ninth one-
hitte against the St. Louis
Browns, 5 to 0.
Joe Gordon's three-run homer
in the sixth provided the artillery
for the Indians' victory as Feller
was striking out ten men and
walking only one, Jack Moss, first
batter in the ninth. Only 29 men
faced him.
St. Louis 000 000 000-0 1 0
Cleveland 002 003 00x--5 9 0
Muncrief, Fannin and Moss;
Feller and Hegan
Yanks Beat Boston, 5-4
NEW YORK, April 22-(P)-
Three New York Yankees hits, one
a three-run homer by Charley
Keller in the first inning and two
automatic singles, enabled Floyd
Bevens to win a 5-4 decision over
Boston today in the first meeting
of the two clubs this season.
Boston 001 100 020-4 7 1
New York 300 000 02x-5 3 2
Dobson, Johnson, Dorish and
Partee; Bevens and Robinson
Dodgers Blank Phillies
BROOKLYN, April 22--(/PW)-
Making his first starting appear-
ance of the season, righthander
Hal Gregg turned back the Phila-

Opener Nears
Coach Bob Dixon, who figured
his seeding problems would be
about solved by this time, is still
undecided on a lineup for the sea-
son's homeopener against Pur-
due, Saturday.
With Captain Bill Mikulich and
Fred Zieman playing improved
tennis, even the top duo of Andy
Paton and Fred Otto are not cer-
tain of retaining their positions,
while at the other end of the lad-
der a red hot three way battle for
the number six position is still in
Freshman Dick Lincoln handed
Hal Cook, current occupant of the
number six slot, a setback to go
one up in their seriestwhich began
before the Southern tour.
Gordon Naugle, who rated num-
ber eight on the Dixie Jaunt, is
also playing fine tennis and rates
a good chance to move into the
starting lineup.
Dean McCluskey will probably
hold down the number five berth
against the Boilermakers but he
will have to turn back the chal-
lenge of Lincoln before the match
on Saturday.
With a break from the weather-
man the rest of the week, the boys
will settle the starting lineup
among themselves within the next
day or so.
Woman Aided
By Matt Mannrt

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Faucett Triumphs
Gains Initial Win
In a game in which the lead
changed hands five times, Michi-
gan's baseball team edged out the
Broncos of Western Michigan, 7-6,
in a wild affair yesterday after-
noon before a very chilled Ferry
Field crowd.
The Wolverines won the game
with a storybook finish in the last
half of the ninth inning. The
teams went inot the ninth with

worked Warren Biddle foi' aps.
Vieth Doublesj
With two on and one out, Paul
Vieth then slapped a hard double1
to right center scoring W isenbur-1
ger with the ting run and send-
ing Tonasi to third. Bronco hurl-
er Biddle was then removed and
Ernest Victor came on the scene
to face the clawing Wolverines.
He intentionally passed third
sacker Charley Ketterer to fill the
bases with one out.
Victor then fanned Walter Han-
cook, Michigan's third catcher in
the contest. With pitcher Bob
Fancett due up, Coach Ray Fisher
sent Ted Berce toward the plate
but called him back to let Fan-
cett hit for himself. The Wolver-
me flinger worked the count to
three balls and two strikes to put
the crowd on the edge of their
seats for the pay-off pitch which
was low and inside to walk Fan-
cett and force in Tomasi with the
winning run.
21 Wolverines Play
Coach Fisher used 21 men in-
cluding five pitchers, three catch-
ers, and six pinch hitters in the
conquest of the Broncos. Captain
Cliff Wise started on the mound
for the Wolverines and hurled for
three innings until lifted for a
pinch hitter. Wise pitched good
ball, giving up but two hits and
struck out one man and didn't
walk a batter. He pitched but
four balls to retire Western's first

0tig Rally
tive Victory
thre batter in oder in the ini-
tial framne. No nian reached third
base in his sitnt.
Southpaw Bud Rankin hurled
the next three innings and Wes-
tern Michigan scored onerun and
t', 'o hits oil his delivecry, Rankin
also beat a slow roller for a single
and drove in two runs in the Wol-
verines' fourth inning.
Bob Hicks, Dick Schmidtke and
Fancett then followed on the
mound. Hicks was quite wild when
hurling the top half of the sev-
enth. He issued three passes,
threw two wild pitches, and gave
up one single before Schmidtke
came on the scene to put out the
fire and twirl the eighth. He was
lifted for a pinch hitter, and Fan-
cett pitched the ninth and re-
ceived credit for the victory,
Western Pitches Four
Western used four hurlers of
which three were southpaws.
Bronco ace Ed Rossi threw six
innings and struck out eight Wol-
verines. Biddle pitched part of
the eighth and ninth stanzas and
was the losing pitcher.
Ketterer and Vieth led Michi-
gan's nine-hit attack, each get-
ting two safeties. Both of Vieth's
hits were doubles. Young and
shortstop Nick Milosevich had
two blows apiece to top the visi-
tors, who also collected nine hits.
Western Mich. 000 100 311-6
Michigan 100 300 012--7

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delphia Phillies with one hit today Thanks to Matt Mann, Michi-
as the Brooklyn Dodgers nosed out gan's talented swimming coach,
the Quakers, 1-0. Mrs. Ida Lang Kuhner of Muncie,
Del Ennis' first inning two-bag- Ind., who won the national 30-
ger was the lone hit off Gregg who foot platform diving champion-
at one stretch retired 20 batters ship in 1924, is still thrilling spec-
in a row. tators around Florida pools with
Philadelphia 000 000 000-0 1 2 exhibitions of the full gainer and
Brooklyn 000 000 O1x-1 9 1 one and one-half somersault.
Leonard and Semenick; Gregg Now past 50, Mrs. Kuhner was
and Edwards a near invalid at 20, when she
started taking swimming and div-
Reds Top Cubs in Tenth ing lessons from Matt Mann!
Michigan's famous Ferry Field,
CHICAGO, April 22-(!P)-Eddie scene of some of the Wolverines'
Miller, who earlier had smashed most famous athletic triumphs,
out his fifth homer of the season, originafly was purchased in 1891
singled in the tenth inning to for $3,000 as a cricket field. For
drive Bert Haas home and give two years the Regents appropriat-
the Cincinnati Reds a 7-6 victory ed $150 for its care and upkeep in
over the Chicago Cubs here today. the interests of cricket.
Bob Adams and Ray Mueller also
numbered homers in Cincinnati's
13-hit attack off five Cub pitch-
Cincinnati 211 110 000 1-7 13 2
Chicago 030 000 030 0--6 11 1
Beggs, lletki, Gumbert and
M u el,l e r; Lade, Meyer, Lee,
Kush, Erickson and Scheffing

... Scores Winning Run

A Comnplete1 Line af.

the score knotted at five runs.
With Bob Fancett pitching, Wes-
tern put together two singles, a
walk and a long fly to take the
lead in their half.
But the Miaize and Blue took
the home half of the final frame
undaunted. Howard Wikel led off
the inning with a hard drive to
center which Bronco Gus Gor
guze misjudged and dropped, giv-
ing the Wolverine first sacker a
three base error. Jack Weisen-
burger then walked. With Dom,
Tomasi up, Wikel was picked ol'
third with a snap throw by Walter
Young, Bronco receiver. Tomasi

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