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TUESDAY, MAY 11, 1948



Wolverine Links Squad Outshoots Ohio St


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Nine Meets



'M Golfers Smash Par
To Lower Boon, on Bucks

Michigan Meets Tartars
In Non-Conference Tilt
Maize anl Blue Point for Weekend Tussles
With Illinois After SplittingWith Purdue

Ray Fisher's baseball squad is
going to make another try at get-
ting in a ball game on a Tuesday
The Wolverine nine will depart
this afternoon for Detroit where it
will meet Wayne University in a
non-Conference tilt. Wet grounds
squelched the first game scheduled
between the two teams earlier in
the season at Ferry Field.
Stop Illinois
Meanwhile, the Wolverines still
have to stop the Fighting Illini.
Fisher's squad leaves this Friday
for Champaign for a crucial two
game series with the Illini, which
will decide in whose trophy case
the 1948 Big Nine crown will re-
Illinois, with the aid of phe-
nomenal hurling by veteran Marv
Rotblatt, has roared through all
of its six Conference games with-
out a loss, while Michigan trails
the defending titlists with a 7-1
First Conference Loss
Suffering its first loss of the
Conference season Saturday in the
nightcap of a twin bill with Pur-
due, Michigan must win both con-
tests with the Illini to come off
with the crown.
After displaying steady fielding
aground in the opener Saturday,
Michigan's infield crew fell apart
in the closing contest and handed
the Boilermakers their third Con-
4 ference win with nary a hint of a
But Mel Henson's hurling should

have won the game for the Boiler-
makers without the Wolverines',
bobbling tactics, if it weren't for
his own teams' faulty fielding.
Purdue practically handed the
game to the home team in the
sixth inning when it came up with
two miscues good for two Michi-
gan unearned tallies.
Henson Masterful
Henson was masterful on the
mound. He yielded five bingles to
the Wolverines, one of them aI
ninth inning single by pitch hit-
ter Dick Bodycombe with two
away. He fanned ten and issued
only one pass.-
Bill Taft, however, was not as
steady. His performance was good,'
but, under the sloppy circum-
stances, -it wan't quite good
enough. His curve wasn't breaking
with the sharpness that had been
so evident in the Ohio State game,
and his fast ball didn't have the
same hop.
But next week will be a differ-
ept story. The Illini have their
eyes set on the coveted crown, and
its addition to the Michigan 1947-
48 conquests will prove a great in-
centive to the Fisher squad. And
again, as in football, it will be a
Wolverine-Illini battle for the
Today, though not quite as im-
portant, Michigan meets Wayne in
Detroit. And tomorrow, for the
benefit of the home fans, the Wol-
verines play host to the Spartans
of Michigan State in a single game
starting 3:30 p.m. at Ferry Field.

Sohl Head
Bob Sohi and Dick Weinberg
have been elected co-captains
of Michigan's 1949 swimming
team it was announced last
Sohl, rated the finest breast-
stroker in Wolverine swimming
history, came to Michigan from
Mercersberg Academy in Sep-
tember of 1945 and has rapidly
assumed a position right be-
hind Joe Verdeur as America's
leading Olympic hope in the
breast stroke.
Bob took seconds in the Big
Nine and NCAA breast stroke
events this year as well as a
third in the AAU meet. He
formerly held the Big Nine
breaststroke championship.
Weinberg formerly eld the
NCAA 50 and 100-yakd free-
style championships and is
rated another outstanding
American Olympic hope.
A junior, Weinberg took
second in the Big Nine 50 and
100-yard freestyle events last
season and swam the freestyle
leg on Michigan's National
Champion medley relay squad.
Weinberg and Sohl succeed
backstroker Harry Holiday as
Tigers LightU p
DETROIT, May 10-(/P)--In a
pouring rain, Walter 0. Briggs,
owner of the Detroit Tigers,
switched on the lights, in Briggs
Stadium for the first time. The
Bengals' park is the last in the
American League to install the

Taking to the soggy course as
if they had web-feet, Michigan's
golfers went to work on the Buck-
eyes yesterday afternoon and
pounded out a 15-12 victory.
The morning rain forced the
teams to hold off until some of
the water soaked in, but the af-
ternoon match, combining the
best ball and individual competi-
tion, crammed more than its share
of excellent golf into one 18 hole
Wolverines Shoot Low
The Wolverines played bril-
liantly, five of the men shooting
in the 70's and one slipping up
to an even 80.
Rog Kessler paced Michigan,
touring the course in a one-under
par 71. Kessler and Dave Barclay
went off the first tee together
against a pair of OSU sharp-
shooters, Alex Polli and Don
Schock. Polli was as effective as
Kessler turning in the Buckeyes'
best round, another sub-par 71.
Barclay had to go up to 74 to
make the trip and his medal score
was equalled' by his opponent
Schock. Each of the foursome got
1'"2 points for medal work with
Michigan taking best ball honors
Elliott Nets Three Points
Pete Elliott added a big three
points to the Wolverine column
when he posted a par 72 against
OSU's Pete Sohl. While Elliott
was taking the course apart, Sohl
found the going a little more dif-
ficult and wound up with a 79.

Playing in the other half of the
foursome, Captain Ed Schalon
and Buckeye Jack Zoller tangled
in another close match. Zoller
shot a fine 72 to edge Schalon but
by a stroke. The two players di-
vided medal honors 1i-1% but
Michigan picked up 2% valuable
best ball points while the Bucks
were countering a %.
Ohio State Gets Hot
OSU had the better of the
third match and almost caught
up with the Wolverines as they
took 2% of the best ball points
while limiting Michigan to a
measly 1.
Doug Beath took on Buckeye
Art Deak and while they both
posted 78's, Deak ended up on
the long end of a 2-1 count. Ken
Berke and John Winters both tal-
lied 80's and each earned 11/2
points for his respective side.
The match had been announced
as a ten-man team affair but the
adverse weather conditions forced
a reduction to six man teams.
The other two foursomes went
out, however, and Michigan won
a pint sized struggle 10-8.
Chuck MacCallum and Wes
Carlson playing against Buckeyes
Norm Schlei and Dick Horck were
drubbed 8-1, but their teammates
Tom Messinger and Bill Cutler
whitewashed Jack Carruthers and
Hamrich 9-0 to give the Wolver-
ines a victory and a half for the

Wolverine Pole- Vaulting
Looks Up With Iivestad

Jayvee Links
Squad Whips
BoWlintg Green11n
Wolverines Swamp
Falcons, 2012-6/2z
Even Old Man Weather couldn't
stop Michigan's jayvee golf squad
from winning its fourth straight
match on the home course as the
Wolverines decisively defeated
Bowling Green's Varsity, 20 et2 -6 2
yesterday afternoon.
Revenge was the order of the
day as Coach Bill Ludoph's six-
man team took to the rain-soaked
links and walked off with all three
best ball matches and three wins
and one tie in the six individual
events. In a previous meeting of
the clubs on the Ohio course, the
Falcons were victorious, 20-7.
Sieple Downs Weiler
Moe Sieple of Bowling Green
repeated his stellar performance
of a few weeks ago in the first
singles match as he carded a
brilliant 76 to defeat Jerry Weiler,
2-1. Weiler, who was down four
at the end of the first nine holes,
toured the rest of the course in
a neat 36 strokes to come within
a scant two of victory,
Keith LeClaire and John Mc-
Cloy matched Weiler's 78, thus
blanking Chuck Hunter and
Hooper Jones, 3-0, in the second
and third singles tilts. Dick Pres-
ton also registered a shutout over
John Hersland, with an 81 score.
Wolverine Bill Telfer turned in
a commendable 79 but was just
edged out, by a stroke, by Mere-
dith Davis. The final individual
contest, between Mack Supruno-
wicz, of basketball fame, and
Ohioan Bill Mossing ended in a
tie, 1-I '. Suprunowicz, in his
first playing role of the season,
matched his opponent hole for
hole as both posted a 93.
'M' Whitewashes Two More.
Two more shutouts were record-
ed by the Michigan linksters in
the best ball events. Weiler and
LeClaire and Preston and Su-
prunowicz whitewashed the
Sieple - Hunter and Hersland -
Mossing duos, respectively. The
last foursome went to McCloy and
Telfer over Jones and Davis, 2 1-
The Jayvees journey to Albion
today in an effort to repeat an
early season triumph over the
Britons and will be seeking their
first victory away from the
friendly Ann Arbor course.
Tuesday, May 11-Wayne Uni-
versity, away.
Wednesday, May 12-Michigan
State, at Ferry Field, 3:30
Friday, May 14, and Saturday,
May 15-Illinois, away.
Saturday, May 15-Ohio State;
dual meet, at Ferry Field.
Friday, May 14-Northwestern,
Saturday, May 15 - Purdue,
Wednesday, May 12-U. of De-
troit, away.
Saturday, May 15 - Illinois,
Monday, May 17-Notre Dame,
University Golf Course.
Tuesday, May 11 - Albion,

With a deluge of Ann Arbor
liquid sunshine forcing cancella-
tion of yesterday's scheduled
match with Detroit, Michigan's
netters took a well earned day of
rest before turning their atten-
tions towards Friday's match at
The Wildcats are ,loaded froml
their first singles to their thirdr
doubles, but the Wolverines'
chances were considerably bol-
stered by their impressive 8-1 tri-
umph over Illinois.
The Illini ranked high in the
Conference, chiefly because it1
was believed that their sixth
singles man was almost as
strong as their first. Yet, the
Wolverines made a clean sweep
of the singles matches and had
the Illini muttering to them-
Andy Paton took his No. 1
singles in straight sets from Fred
Steers and then teamed up with
Bill Mikulich to take the doubles,
also in straight sets from Steers
and Mel Randoll.
Mikulich downed Dave Brown
in the No. 2 singles to remain
undefeated since he assumed the
second slot and Jack Hersh out-
slugged Randoll to take the fourth
This cleared the courts except
for the third singles match be-
tween Wolverine Fred Otto and
Illini Joe Weiss. Fred, who has
been suffering from sinus trouble
for the last two weeks, had lost
the first set 0-6 then rallied to
take the second 6-2, but was down
0-4 in the deciding set.

Wolverine Tennis Hopes
Bols ered by Illini Rout

Both men were visibly tired,
frequently double faulting on
their serves. Otto took the fifth
game and then the sixth. He
took the seventhsgame and the
crowd began to sit up.
Weiss served the eighth game
and wilted noticeably. The game
went to Otto as Weiss double-
faulted twice and it was 4-4. Otto
served and returned the favor by
twice double-faulting to give
Weiss a 5-4 lead.
But Fred came back to tie it at
6-6 and then in a game that saw
Weiss at advantage at least a
half-dozen times he finally broke
through to assume a 7-6 lead.
But still the match wasn't
over. With Otto at match point
he drove, deep to the baseline
and Weiss called it out at the
same moment the linesman
called it good. The point was
played over and after a short
volley Weiss drove into the net.
That was the match and it was
the straw that broke the Illini's
backs. Naugle and MacKay won
the fifth and sixth singles and
then teamed up to easily take
the third doubles.
Only the second doubles team
was able to salvage a remnant of
glory for the visitors, but it wasn't
enough to dampen renewed Wol-
verine hopes for a repeat per-
formance of last year's upset of
Chicago 8 Iowa 1
Notre Dame 14 Northwestern 13
Wisconsin 15 Indiana 12

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BOSTON, May 10-( P)-With
Manager Lou Boudreau starting a
triple-play and Larry Doby and
Joe Gordon homering, the Cleve-
land Indians med a clean sweep of
a three game series with the Bos-
ton Red Sox today with a 12-7 tri-
* * *
NEW YORK, May 10-(IP)-
Home runs by Bill Johnson, Joe
Di Maggio and George Stirn-
weiss helped Red Embree win
his first start for the New York
Yankees today by a 9-3 score
over th2e Chicago White Sox.
* * *
Washington pounced on Sam Zol-
dak for four runs in the sixth in-
ning tonight to defeat the St.
Louis Browns, 6-2. Early Wynn
limited the Browns to five hits to
win his third victory of the sea-
PfTTSBURGH, May 10 - (P)
-Ralph Kiner got a home run
-his sixth-and a double to-
night to drive in three of Pitts-
burgh's runs as the Pirates beat
the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4 to 2.
Elmer Riddle limited the Dodg-
ers to five hits, including a
homer by Bruce Edwards in the
* * *
ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 10-()')
-Midshipman George J. Eliopo-
lus, 23, died today, 20 minutes af-

ter a javelin flung by a fellow ath-
lete pierced his neck Navy officials
Capt. E. B. (Whitey) Taylor,
Navy athletic director, said the
second class midshipman was
"struck in the neck by a javelin
that slipped from the hands of
midshipman George B. Stone."
Stone, a second classman, was
"hospitalized suffering from
shock," Captain Taylor reported.
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CHICAGO, May 10- (P) -
Four teams today resigned from
the National Basketball League
and were granted franchises a
few hours later by the rival Bas-
ketball Association of America.
The resigning teams are the
Minneapolis Lakers, led by bril-
liant George Mikan, the Roches-
ter Royals, the Indianapolis
Kautsky's and the Fort Wayne
* * *
ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 10-(iP)
-Navy's 1948 football schedule
was signed, countersigned and
made completely official today.
The schedule is:
Sept. 25, California at Balti-
more; Oct. 2, Cornell at Balti-
more; Oct. 9, Duke at Durham,
N.C.; Oct. 16, Missouri at Balti-
more; Oct. 23, Penn at Philadel-
phia; Oct. 30, Notre Dame at Bal-
timore; Nov. 6, Michigan at Ann
Arbor; Nov. 13, Columbia at New
York; Nov. 27, Army at Philadel-

Ed Ulvestad, Michigan's big
hope in the pole-vault, started his
career in the seventh grade in al-
most disastrous manner.
At this early age, Ed seeing
some older boys vaulting, decided
to learn this sport that more than
any other requires ability to run,
jump, hand-stand at the top of
the pole, and the coordination and
timing necessary to do all at the
proper time.
Getting a rotten old stick and
fixing up a place in the backyard
of his Oak Park, Ill., home, Ed
started working to master the in-
tricacies of the pole-vault.
Suffers Concussion
The inevitable happened when
the stick, not designed to bear the
strain,esnapped, and Ed suffered
for three days with a slight brain
Rather than let himself be dis-
couraged at this point, Ed decided
to learn to vault correctly and
continued to vault through high
school and, after his discharge
from the navy, at Michigan.
Took State Crown
After a promising career in high
school (he was runner-up to the
Illinois State champ in 1944 and
was state champion in 1945), Ul-
vestad today as a sophomore vaul-
ter, is as good as any vaulter in
Michigan history, in the eyes of
Coach Ken Doherty.
In high school Ed's best effort
was 12'9" and last year he set the
Michigan freshman indoor record
of 13'2." This year his best height
has been 13,4" which he feels he
can do consistently if there is no
wind in his face.
He tied Duff of Ohio State for

first place with a vault of 13'4" in
the indoor meet with Ohio here, as
well as winning in the Penn Relays
and being runner-up in the Michi-
gan AAU Meet.
Getting Better
Ed feels, as does Coach Doherty,
that his form is not yet well devel-
oped, but that he is now starting
to find good form as he continues
to gain balance.
At present he is dissatisfied with
the fact that he is pushing off
from the top of his vault at about
a 40 degree angle rather than the
desired 70 degrees.
To correct this Ed has been
working out in gymnastics,
working on the parallel bars and
doing handstands, and 'feels en-
couraged at the improvement
made long this line.
Must Improve Holding Pole
Another problem that Ed thinks
he can lick by next year is an in-
correct manner of holding the pole
which prevents him from seeing
the box, that holds the pole on the
Nevertheless Ulvestad, a sopho-
more in chemical engineering, is
looking for 13'6" this year and
Doherty thinks he has an excel-
lent chance to break the Michigan
record of 13'8" within the next
two years.
He expects to reach his peak a
couple years after college and
hopes to be a contender in the
Olympic Games of 1952.
Lambert Quits
CHICAGO, May 10-(P)-Ward
"Piggy" Lambert today resigned as
National Professional Basketball



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