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TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1948

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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JUsT KIBITZING
By DICK KRAUS, SPORTS EDITOR

A LOT of people may be wondering why The Daily, an affirmed
enemy of the tennis tariff, should propose a compromise plan
rather than fight for a complete elimination of all tennis charges.
An explanation is certainly in order. It is a simple one and here
it is. The long talked about athletic building program will take up all
the money the football team has earned and then some.
The Athletic Board instituted the tennis fee as part of its
plan to make othier sports pay for themselves as far as possible, so
that football income can go for the building.
From The Daily's standpoint it is important that the University
finance the building program itself. If a bond issue is necessary to
pay for it, the student body will run into the same sort of ticket dif-
ficulty that perennially hamstrings student football seating.
Michigan plans a huge indoor stadium to accommodate some
20,000. But if the choicest seats in this arena are taken over by bond
holders, what good will it do the students?
]JHAT IS WHY WE accepted Crisler's statement that a fee'for play-
ing tennis is necessary. We did not accept the type of fee that was
levied. It was unfair because it unduly penalized those who are most
enthusiastic about their tennis.
The new tennis fee plan is an improvement. Aside from not tak-
ing into account the fact that this semester is half over, it is not un-
fair.
It is now so late in the term that the two buck charge should
have been cut. But the saving for the tennis fanatic is still enough
to make the smester assessment a worthwhile revision.
The violent reaction of the campus to the tennis fee was sur-
prising. But its continuation was even more surprising. The adminis-
tration of this University takes it for granted that most of its old
and all of its new regulations will meet with student gripes, but it
prefers to bide its time and wait for the gripes to die out by themselves.
The revision in the tennis fee plan was no great victory for the
student body, but it did show that a sustained and concentrated bar-
rage of expressed dissatisfaction can produce some consideration for
the best interests of the student.

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Doherti
Track Squad
Gins National
Fame at Penn
Four Firsts Equal
Record Set Long Ago
They're calling Michigan's
track team "mighty" again.
After a famine of almost three
years, cindermen wearing the
Maize and Blue have once again
soared to national prominence
with one of the greatest team per-
formances ever recorded in the
Penn Reays.
The Wolverine's feat of four
firsts and two seconds has only
been duplicated twice in the long
history of the Philadelphia tra'sk
carnival and never surpassed.
NYU, the pre-meet favorites in
fur of the relay events was forced
-o take a back seat to the Wolver-
ines who came home victorious in
both the sprint medley and two
mile relay events diong with the
shot put and pole vaul individul
titles.
The Violets prevented the
Wolverines from walking away
with another relay title, how-
ever, when they barely edged
out the Maize and Blue in the
mile grind.
Every one of the Michigan
quartet of Val Johnson, Joe Hay-
den, George Shepherd and Herb
Barten performed brilliantly in
turning in a 3:15.7 clocking, the
best recorded by a Wolverine
squad since 1941 when Bob Ufer,
Ralph Schwartzcop and company
set the Michigan varsity record of
3:12.
The duel was seemingly decided
on the anchor which matched
Herb Barten against NYU's Reg-
gie Pearman.
The Wolverine captain, who had
run anchor in the two-mile relay
just a half hour previously could
not quite pace the long, smooth
striding Pearman' who was run-
ning fresh.
The New York speedster passed
Barten on the final turn but fin-
ished not more than four feet
ahead. Barten's leg was clocked
in 48.3 seconds.
Although the Wolverine tri-
umph must definitely be attribut-
ed to team performance several
individual efforts stood out as
particularly pleasing.
Herb Barten was at his best
in anchoring three relay teams
and turning in a fine 1:52.4
clocking in the anchor half of
the sprint medley.
There were several "best ever"
performances which include Bob
Thomason's 1:55 flat in the two
mile relay, Justin Williams' 1:58.2
in the same event and Charlie
Fonville's discus heave of 160 feet
2 inches, almost twelve feet bet-
ter than his previous best.
Fonville's 56 foot toss in the shot
contributed a first place for
Michigan along with Ed Ulvestad's
13 foot leap in the pole vault.

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May

Track entor Considerin
Pennsylvania Coaching J4
By BUD WEIDENTHAL
Track Coach Ken Doherty may be leaving Michigan.
The veteran mentor who is in his ninth year as Wolverin
coach said yesterday that lie is "considering very seriously" a "
ing offer" to assume the head track position at the Univen
Pennsylvania.
Doherty is reported to have been offered "several thi
dollars more" by the Ivy League school than he is now receivin
The announcement came on the heels of his greatest a
ment in three years as Wolverine coach-leading the Maize an
to dominance in the Penn Relays. * * *
Contacted Twice
The Penn officials originally
hadl contacted Doherty two
months ago, but at that time the
deal fell through. About a month.
ago he was contacted again and:
presented with an offer, "that *'*.
would be hard to turn down.,"
Then while leading his team to
victory at Philadelphia during the
past week-end he had a final con-
fab with the Penn officials and
was reassured that the offer still . * *-** : **.***}:
stood.:
The slender, graying mentor }
said emphatically yesterday that
he had not as yet decided wheth-
er he would make the switch but
that an official announcement
would be forthcoming "in two or
three days."
Offer Looks Very Good
To insiders, however, the offerw
looked too good to turn down. It
is rumored that his salary would
be somewhere in the neighborhood KEN DOHERTY
of $10,000 and would involve a . . . rumored leaving
high position in Penn's Physical *
Education department. Possibly a came to Michigan ninetee
full professorship.
Doherty made it quite clear ago as assistant track coax
that if he decided to accept the took up head coaching rei
offer he would definitely want to years ago when Charlie Ho
take assistant coach Don Canham into retirement.
along with him.
Canham, however, is in line for As head coach he has pr
consideration for the head coach- three indoor and threec
ing position in Ann Arbor if Do- Big Nine track champions
herty leaves. Michigan and has become
Succeeded Hoyt ed as one of the finest
The present Wolverine mentor coaches in the country.

Leave

Major League Standings

American
W. L. Pet.
Cleveland .....5 0 1.000
Washington . . .5 3 .625
St. Louis ......3 2 .600
Philadelphia 4 3 .571
New York .....3 3 .500
Detroit .......3 4 .429
Boston ........2 5 .286
Chicagos.......1 6 .143.
Yesterday's Results

National

G.B.
1%
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4
5
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New York ....
Philadelphia
Cincinnati ....
Pittsburgh ....
St. Louis ......
Chicago ......
Brooklyn ......
Boston........

W L PCT
6 2 .750
4 3 .571
4 4 .500
4 4 .500
3 3 .500
3 -3 .500
3 4 .428
2 6 .250

GB
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Michigan
iTopnotch Golf
o Features 'M'
Victory at Ohio
e head DeVries' Long Putt
flatter- Decides Tight Match
sity of
After a whole day of spectacu-
ousand lar golf it was the last shot by
g. Michigan's last man that decided
i the winner of the Wolverine-OSU
Lchieve-match at Columbus last Saturday.
nd Blue Michigan was leading OSU by
%2 point with only two more golf-
ers still on the course. Gerry De-
Vries socked his approach onto
the 18th green and it rolled to a
stop about 15 feet from the pin.
He needed the putt to clinch the
victory for the Wolverines.
DeVries stroked the ball and
it rolled in the front door to
give the Wolverines their first
Big Nine victory of the season.
The match was filled with
wonderful golf that gave the 250
spectators plenty of chance to
watch some of the nation's finest
college golfers at their best.
Match play in the morning
turned into a terrific battle with
Michigan hanging on to a three
point edge when the dinner bell
rang.
Pete Elliott and Ed Schalon
hooked up with OSU's duo of John
Zollar and Alex Polli in the most
exciting match of the morning.
The foursome went 12 holes
g before either team could pick
up a hole on the other in the
n years hest ball affair.
ch and Elliott broke it up when he
ns nine birdied the 12th. Both pairs were
three under after the first nine
yt went holes. Schalon and Elliott turned
in a pair of 73's in the morning
roduced round while Polli scorched the
outdoor links with a 72 while him team-
aisfrmate was taking a 76.
hips fornCoach Katzenmeyer sent Dave
regard- Barclay and Doug Beath out
t track against OSU's number two men,
Pete Sohl and Don Schock. The
Bucks picked up two of the points
their lead-off men had lost trip-
ping the Wolverines 2% to .,
Rog Kessler and Chuck Mac-
Callum teed off in the third spot
against Art Deak and John Win-
rteenth ter and stuck the Wolverines a
mer off little further out in front shutting
pitcher, out the Buckeyes 3-0.
nce the Both Wolverines crept in un-
Chris- der the 80 mark, Kessler belting
eveland out a 76 and MacCallum (in-
to Taft ishing with a 79.
Robin- Bill Cutler and Tom Messinger
of the got trounced by OSU's Norm
r took Schlei and Dick Horck but the
last Michigan duo, Garry DeVries
:ennedy and Mort Cohn, were a little too
Thur- hot for Jack Carruthers and Bob
)elsing's Adams to handle and put Mich-
igan three points up at lunch
time.
In the afternoon, Michigan's
linksters concentrated on holding
ng his on the insecure margin won in
ing a the morning's encounter. Ed Scha-
pitch- lon and Pete Elliott again turned
-hitter in excellent scores in the indi-
Phillies vidual play. Schalon shot a 73
Giants playing in the number one slot
traight while Elliott did just a little better
carding a 72 for the 18 hole
stretch.
ashing- Evans Signs Contract
tonight
Boston KANSAS CITY, April 26-()-
y. Wil- Ray Evans, All-America halfback
singles at the University of Kansas,
ice and signed a one-year contract today
perfect to play professional football for
9,043. the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Fresh from two victories over
Indiana last weekend; Michigan's
baseball team will 'make another
attempt to get in their home open-
er today, this time against the
University of Detroit on the Ferry
Field diamond at 3:30 p.m.
The Wolverines kept their Big
Nine slate clean against the
Hoosiers as they came from be-
hind twice to beat them 10-4 and
7-6. Batting averages also took a
jump over the two game series, as
the Maize and Blue hitters
smashed out a total of 24 hits, in-
cluding a home run by Howie
Wikel and triples by Ralph Morri-
son, Bob Chappuis and Jack Weis-
enburger.
In continuing his search for
more diamond talent and begin-
ning a campaign for next season's
material, Wolverine coach Ray
Fisher said that he would use
quite a few players in today's
contest.
Taft To Start
He indicated that Bill Taft,
rangy sophomore hurler would
draw the starting assignment
against the Titans. He will be
followed by John Olsen, who will
be working his first game for
Michigan. Bob Hicks will wind up
the Wolverine pitching for the
day, with the possibility that Art
Dole will be used for the last in-
ning to get him in shape for the
weekend series with Ohio State.
In regard to the rest of the
team, Fisher said he would start
his regulars, but would insert oth-
ers during the game, no matter
what the outcome.
Bump Leads Off
In the leadoff positioh will be
center fielder Bump Elliott, fol-
lowed by Ralph Morrison in left
and Ted Kobrin at third base.
Jack Weisenburger will be on
first and batting in his usual
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cleanup spot. Batting fifth is
Howie Wikel, currently the team's
leading hitter. He has slammed
out 17 hits in 39 appearances t
the plate for a .436 average.
Tomasi at Second
Second sacker Dom Tomasi will
hold down the sixth post, with Bob
Chappuis in right field and either
Hal Raymond or Walt Hancook
behind the plate to complete the
batting order.
. Others who may see action to-
day are infielders Hal Morrill, Ted
Berce and Bob Wolff; and out-
fielders Paul Vieth and Dick
Bodycombe.
The Buckeyes of Ohio State will
provide Michigan's first Confer-
There will be a meeting of
the M Club tonight at 7:30
p.m. in the M Club room.
ence opposition at home this Fri-
day and Saturday. So far in the
standings, OSU is right up there
along with the Wolverines.
Ohioans Powerful
Showing plenty of power at the
plate, the Ohioans crushed Pur-
due twice in thier first games and
then downed Northwestern last
weekend in a two game series.
It is generally conceded that
the Conference race this year will
be a team affair, with Michigan,
Ohio State and defending cham-
pion Illinois battling it out for the
honors. Michigan meets- the Il-
lini in Champaign the 14th and
15th of May.
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St. Louis 2, Detroit 1.
Cleveland 12, Chicago 11
innings).
Boston 6, Washington 0.

YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
New York 5, Philadelphia 1
Boston 5, Brooklyn 0
(Only games scheduled)

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AP SPORT FLASHES

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ST. LOUIS, April 26-(P)--The
St. Louis Browns shaded the De-
troit Tigers 2-1 today behind the
effective pitching of Fred San-
ford. The opener of a three-game
series drew only 1,274 fans.
Making up for an opening day
appearance when he was blasted
out of the box in the second, San-
ford doubled in the sixth inning,
advanced on Bob Dillinger's sin-
gle and then scored the winning
run himself on Chuck Stevens'
single.
Whitey Platt's long double drove
in Dillinger with the Brown's
other score in the fourth. Catcher
Bobby Swift came back with a
four-bagger to the left field
bleachers in the next inning to tie
the score.
* * *
BOSTON, April 26-(A')--
Eddie Stanky, traded off by the
Brooklyn Dodgers last month,
enjoyed a field day in his first
crack against his old mates to-
day as the Boston Braves shut
out the National League cham-
pions 5-0 to end a four-game
losing streak.
The little second baseman
cracked out a triple, single and
drew a walk in four times at bat.
His walk came in the first inning
as leadoff man and led to Boston's
first run. His triple in the third
led to another run, and his single
in the seventh was followed by
Jim Russell's home run. In the
field, Stanky handled eight
chances cleanly.
Bill Voiselle, who as a member
of the New York Giants, defeated
the Dodgers six times in 1944,
handcuffed the Brooks with three
singles.
* * *
Chicagcl, April 26-(,P)-Eddie
Robinson and Bob Feller-appear-
ing as a relief pitcher-produced
unbeaten Cleveland's fifth straight
victory today when the Tribe
trimmed the Chicago White Sox,
12 to 11, in a four hour and 20
minute, 14-inning game before
5,965 persons.

Robinson opened the fou
inning with his second ho:
Earl Caldwell, the losing1
for the game's third run si
fifth inning. When Russ
topher, sixth of seven Cl
pitchers, threw a singlet
Wright and walked Aaron
son in the Chicago half
fifth extra inning, Felle
over.
Bob struck out Bob K
and Cass Michaels before
man Tucker caught Jim D
fly to end the game.
* * *
NEW YORK, April 26.
Lefty Dave Koslo, maki
first league start follow
winter operation on his
ing elbow, hurled a seven
against the Philadelphia P
today as the New Yorkt
registered their fifth si
victory, 5-1.
WASHINGTON, April 26
Mel Parnell stopped the W
ton Senators on five hits
as Ted Williams led the
Red Sox to a 6-0 victor
liams contributed three
and a double, walked on
scored four times for a
night before a crowd of 2

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