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TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 1948

THE MICHIGAN D A ILY

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By DICK KIRAUS
Daily Sports Editor

Team Moms

Mi chigan Scores Double KO

Baseball Practice
Lund, B1anchardI Dapper Work Out
With WoIverine Aspirant Batsmen

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Bq HERi RUSKIN
Baseball practice, now entering
its seventh dlay in Yost. Field
House, has attracted not only the
usual crop of newcomers but also
several professional ball players.
Two former Wolverine diamond
stars, Don Lund and Bruce Blan-
chard have been working out with
Coach Ray Fisher's charges, along
with Cliff Dapper, catcher for the
Mobile club of the Southern As-
sociation and voted the most val-
uable player in that league for
last season.
Both Lund and Dapper are
the property of the Brooklyn
Dodgers and Blanchard's con-
tract is owned by the Detroit
Tigers.
It was Lund who sparked the
Wolverines to their last Western
Conference diamond champion-
ship in 1945, when the Wolverines
took '0 out of 21 games played,
losing only the opener to Western
Michigan.
Aftcr his graduation, he was
signed by the Brooklyn club and
assigned to the St. Paul Saints,
where he saw action for the entire
year. He remained with St. Paul
during the first part of last sea-
son and batted .280 before he was
called up to the home club before
the World Series. During his stay
with Brooklyn, Lund batted .300.
Blanchard, cne of the finest
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infielders who ever wore a
Michigan uniform, saw action
last year with the Williamsport
club of the Class A Eastern
league, batting .298 for the sea-
son.
This pre-spring training prac-
tice has run along the lines thatI
coach Fisher has prescribed for
his hopefuls and includes such
things as batting practice, fol-
lowed by a pepper game and then
a few laps around the field house
track. All this has been done
without the slightest interference
with the Wolverine tryouts, the
trio doing their batting before
regular practice hours.
Both Lund and Dapper will
leave Ann Arbor Saturday night
for New York to join the Dodgers
for their trip to their southern
training grounds.
Irish Defeat
NVIYU Violets

FORMER WOLVERINE - Ilon
Lund joins in daily baseball
practice at Yost Field House.
'M' Seen as
Track Threat
In Fure
Michigan resurgent tr ack team

SCENE: Western Conference Faculty Representatives Meeting, a
1945. Discussion, Perry Moss eligibility. Professor Richart of Illinois is By REV BUSSEY
speaking. Mother's Day came early for
Richart: But gentlemen,'the issue is clear cut. Moss attended sum- three of the women who watched
mer school the two weeks between receiving his discharge and the end their sons bring home the coveted
of the summer session. He has received his eight hours credit and is Big Nine championship to Michi-
naturally eligible to play football this year. gan last night.
Board Member: Eight hours for two weeks work.He must be a bril- They sat in the same vicinity
liant student. What courses did he receive credit for, behind the Wolverine bench,
Richart: Four hours for camping, watching, their boys-Bob Harri-
son, Mc Suprunowicz, and Iry
Entire Board: Camping! Wisniewski-turn the trick that
Richart: A very difficult course, gentlemen. He was forced to carry hasn't been accomplished since the
his own frying pan. year that "champs" Harry and
Board Mm.: What else? Supey were born back in 1927.
Richart: A philosophy course. The aesthetics of football. For Mrs. Harrison, who rides
The scene fades with Moss receiving the blessings of the board the bus from Toledo for every
and its probable result was the Conference title for the Illini. game to lend her unfailing sup-
And with the memory of that "eligibility controversy not yet faded port, it was the biggest moment in
away, the same Richart announces that Bump Elliott has been denied all her years seeing Bob play ball.
another year of eligibility because the rules must be tightened. There was a twinkle in her eyes as
It is an odd coincidence that the elibility rules are tightened ghe rushed of f to send Bob's
around the "Most Valuable" player in the Big Nine. Mrs. Suprunowicz, arriving Sat-
If Elliott didn't have a sound case, Prof. Ralph Aigler, Michigan urday from Schenectady, N. Y.,
faculty representative, would not have reacted as strongly as he did. with Mr. Suprunowicz and Mack's
The ruling, Aigler pointed out, was discriminatory a lesser cog in Mich- teen age brother Walter, saw the
igan's machine would never have been denied another year of compe- sparky Wolverine forward for the
tition. first time since he's been here. She
The ruling in effect penalizes Elliott for having been in service. A : was pleased as punch with the en-
student (and in Elliott's case, unlike Moss's, the term is used in its tire team, and couldn't get over
dictionary sense) is entitled to three years of varsity competition, with how Mack had improved over his
a fourth year granted under the wartime rules. The rule stipulates hi schol rays.Wisniewski, who
that a competitive year consists of a calendar year. Elliott's two sea- knows the road from Lambertville
sons with Purdue, the school chosen by the Marine Corps not Elliott, to Ann Arbor blindfolded, she
fell within a one year period. tugged+at Mr. W's sleeve and whis-1
Disregarding the written rule, the Faculty representatives have pered. "l34tter get out the map and
chosen to play politics, to hamstring the champions and give the other look for the shoriest route to Newl
schools a better chance. York."
So Elliott, a pre-law student, and an amateur, not what Wally
Weber used to refer to as 'migratory athletes," is the goat.
The decree doesn't work any hardship on Bump. It simply forces 1.i0,)1
him to play pro football for around 15,000 dollars. But the fact that he y
tried to receive another year indicates how important it was to him. # + I 1,
One of his reasons for coming to Michigan was to play football
with his brother, Pete. Everyone on this campus knows that they are
practically inseparable. For two years Pete has been unable to oust Michigan annexed its second
Howard Yerges from the first string quarterback berth. This season ktball champish bnferenceaBas-
probably would have been the first opportunity Bump and Pete to get Iowa 51 to 3p5. pbyd ing
together in the same backfield. On two previous occasions the
But Bump Elliott was the most valuable player in the league last Wolverines had to be content with
season and the logical target of any move to "tighten the rules." a share in the title having tied
Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp supposedly terms the Purdue in 1921 and Wisconsin in
Western Conference, "the Holy Land." After the Elliott decision, I'm 1929.
sure he must have meant the "Hooey Land." Western Conference

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Got nued from aI'ige 1
held a 27-18 lead with two min-
utes to play. At this point Cowles
came thiough with a wonderful
gesture. With the Conference title
at stake Ozzie sent in Bump El-
liott, a B-team plugger all season
who had not seen any varsity ac-
tion all year. The crowd all but
tore down the rickety rafters of
ancient Yost Field House in ac-
knowledging their appreciation.
Team Show
The Wolverine win was strictly
Halftime score: Michigan 29.
Iowa 22.
Free throws missed: Michigan
-(7)-Harrison, P. Elliott 3, Wis-

Iowa (35)
W ier, f ..........
Magnusson, f.....
Finley, c ......... .
Spencer, g.. . .... .
Schultz, g .........
Vollers, f .........
Hayes, c .........
Mason, f ..........
Straatsma. f .....
Giuzowski, g........
Hall, g .......... .
Totals..........
Michigan (51)
Suprunowicz, f
Mikulich. f .......
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niewski, C. Elliott, McCaslin. Iowa
.-(2)-Wir 4, Finely, Spencer 2,
Schulz 2, Vollers, Hayes 2.
a team show with every one com-
ing in for a fair share of the
plaudits. Suprunowicz paced the
scorers on 14 points, with the rest
of the scoring pretty evenly di-
vided between Roberts. Harrison,
McIntosh, Pete Elliott, and Mor-
The victory capped two seasons
of painstaking coaching for Oz-
zie's cagers4 From the time he
first took over until the Iowa
climax, which will probably bring
an invitation to the National Col-
legiate Invitational tournament,
Ozzie has been preaching defense
and control basketball. That was
the doctrine his cagers used to
bring him the Big Nine title,
Michigan outshot the Iowans 89
to 74 and counted with 17 shots
while holding Weir and company
to 11. Unlike the Ohio State club
Saturday, Iowa was unable to take
away the domination of the back-
boards.
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11 n t 1.osC J atindicated by their stand-off with
Michigan State Friday night that
they are ready for any and all
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winning streak of New York Uni-
versity in a pulsating, nip-and-j
luck basketball game tonight at!
Madison Square Garden, 64 to!
59.
A sellout house of some 18,4001
saw the Irish, led by the sparkling
Kevin O'Shea, turn on a late scor-
ing spurt to gain the verdict after
the lead had changed hands re-
peatedly in a rousing demonstra-
tion of fire-engine play. 9
The lead alternated every few
seconds in the final half until
O'Shea started hitting to push
Notre Dame into the front. The
Fighting Irish led 60-55 and 62-
56 but NYU pulled up to within
three points, 62-59, shortly before
the verdict was iced.
BIG NINE CAGE SCORES
Illinois 52, Indiana 51.
Minnesota 46, Wisconsin 41.
Michigan 51, Iowa 46.

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The rapidly improving Wolver-
ines must now be considered any-
thing but an also-ran in this
week-end's Western Conference
track and field championships in
Champaign.
By no stretch of the imagina-
tion can the Maize and Blue be
considered pre-meet favorites to
dethrone the defending cham-
pion Illini. however with the re-
cent eligibility squabble at the
Illinois school the outcome of
the affair remains somewhat in
doubt.
Contrary to what has been the
case during the past several years
the Wolverines have exhibited a
good deal of strength in the field
events. It was here that things
were evened up with the Spartans
Friday night.
Charlie Fonville hasn't failed to
surpass 55 feet at any time this
season and will be a big point
gatherer for the Maize and Blue,
along with the high jump "twins"
Tom Dolan and Bob Harris.
Dolan and Harris tied for first
against Stag and have been
steady, dependable point grab-
bers all year and Ed Ulvestad
continues to surpass 13 feet with
little difficulty and has risen to
promience as one of the Big
Nine's top vaulters.
Undoubtedly the biggest neme-
sis to the. Spartans was Michigan's
captain Herb Barten who more
than lived up to the expectations
of Coach Ken Doherty by soundly
whipping MSC's Jack Dianetti in
both the mile and the 880.
It now appears likely that Bar-
ten will retain his conference
crown in the half with little diffi-
culty and may grab a second or
third in the mile.
Val Johnson turned in the
top indoor quarter mile of the
conference season. His 49.4 was
the best effort of his career.
Alex Morris running with an in-
jured leg in the two mile grind led
the pack at the half way mark but
was forced to drop out. His per-
formance indicated, however, that
he is coming along and with a
little more practice can return to
top form.

Mann Praises Swimmers,
For Rousing Defeat of OSU

cage chnampionships :
Year W. L. Pet. Pts. Op.
1920-21 8 4 .667 273 250
1926-27 10 2 .833 414 302
1928-29 10 2 .833 341 262
1947-48 10 2 .833 647 556

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Matt Mann added his own words
of praise to those accolades al-
ready bestowed upon the Wolver-
ine swimmers in tribute to their
rousing victory over Ohio State
Saturday, snapping the Buckeye
dual meet win streak at 19.
Mann said, "The boys swam
like the champions they are andI
I was proud of every one of them."
He especially beamed whenever
the 400-yard freestyle relay was
mentioned. "There was one of the
finest races I've ever witnessed,"
the genial Michigan mentor con-
tinued.
Fans Exhausted
And well might he beam over
this race, for it had over 2,000
fans on their feet for the entire
distance and left many as exhaust-
ed as the swimmers. It was one
of the closest races ever seen by
most of the scribes at the press
table at the Ohio State Natator-
ium.
At its start Tom Coates and
Buckeye Bill Zemer matched each
other stroke for stroke as Zemer
pulled away to a scant lead at the
end of his leg. Then Bill Kogen of
Michigan picked up where Coates

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Totals ............17 17 23 61
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had left off and outswam Bob de-
Groot to give the Wolverines an
advantage of a foot at the end
of the second leg.
Play It Safe
But the Maize and Blue tank-
sters were playing it safe and
Dave Tittle made sure he didn't
disqualify the team by diving a
little late in his leg against Mr.
Swim, Bill Smith. But Tittle
matched the "Flying Hawaiian"
stroke for stroke and at the end
of the third leg it was still all
even. By/this time the stands were
quaking with excitement as Dick
Weinberg and Halo Hirose hit the
water with one splash.
Weinberg and Hirose were even
at the 25 yard mark and at the
half-way point. At about 65 yards
the Michigan swimmer began to
pull away and that was it as
Weinberg touched Hirose out with
about a yard to spare. That too,
was the meet as the 8 points for
first given to Michigan clinched
the meet and spelled defeat for
the men of Mike Peppe.
Coach Mann was also lavish in
his praise of other Wolverines.

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