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"AGE IX

TTHE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1948

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CRISLER SIGNS PAIR:
Swanson, Murphy Fill
Track, Tennis Vacancies

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SPIURTS
DICK HURST, Night Editor

(By The Associated Press)
The Boston Red Sox postponed
the fatal day of reckoning in the
American League race by hammer-

against Detroit. It
hope.

was a thinI

Two new members have been
added to the Wolverinecoaching
staff, H. 0. Crisler, director of
athletics, announced today.
They are William E. Murphy,
former niationally ranking am-
ateur tennis- player, who will coach
the Maize and Blue net squad, and
Elmer Swanson, former Wolverine
track and baseball star.
Swanson, running for the
Conference champion Wolver-
ines, won both the Big Nine
high and low hurdles titles in
1944. He will handle the fresh-
man track squad and assist
Head Coach Don Canham with
the varsity.
A Detroiter, Swanson ranks high
on the list of versatile Michigan
athletes. He was a six letter man,
earning three each in track and
baseball.
A graduate of Northwestern
High, he was ,city high and low
hurdles champion in 1941. During
the war, he served two and one-
half years in the Marine Corps.
He still holds the freshman ree-
ord of :08.4 seconds for the 65
yard highs and the :07.5 mark for
the 65 yard lows.
Besides scoring a double vic-
tory in the Conference track
meet, Swanson served as a util-
ity infielder on coach Ray Fish-
er's 1944 baseball squad, an-
other team of Conference
champs.
He was graduated in 1947, and
assisted in coaching the indoor
varsity last spring, specializing in
the hurdles. During the past three
baseball seasons, Swanson played

with the Williamsport Grays, of
the Eastern League.
The new Wolverine tennis coach
succeeds W. Robert Dixon, who
last spring accepted an academic
position at the University of Illi-
nois. Murphy served as basket ball
coach and athletic instructor at
Navy Pier, Chicago in 1941-42.
Later he joined the Navy Air
Corps. As a dive bomber pilot
lie received the Air Medal, Dis-
tinguished Flying Cross and
Navy Cross in both the Atlantic
and Southwest Pacific areas. He
was attached to the U.S.S. Ben-
nington.
Murphy is a former city of Chi-
cago, Illinois, and Wisconsin and
Indiana state tennis champion.
'He was a member of the runner-
up national collegiate doubles
team in 1939, ranked number nine
in the country, and played on the
Big Nine doubles team that same
year.
Cardinals Wint
ST. LOUIS - (P) - Harry (The
Cat) Brecheen chalked up his 20th
victory of the season when he
pitched the St. Louis Cardinals
to a 4 to 1 victory over the Pitts-
burgh Pirates in the night section
of a day-night double header.
The double win enabled the Red
Birds to gain a second place tie
with the idle Brooklyn Dodgers
while the Pirates dropped to
fourth.

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ing Washington, 7-3, with a 15- IN DETROIT the Tigers fin-
hit barrage that sliced the lead of ished off their home season here
the idle Cleveland Indians to 112 today with a simple 7 to 2 win over
games. the St. Louis Browns on Teddy
The die hard men of McCarthy Gray's seven-hit pitching and a
now are sure to cling to a mathe- 12-hit attack of their own off
matical chance until Saturday af- three St. Louis pitchers.

THE AMERICAN LEAGUE
PENNANT RACE
Clubs W. L. Pct. G.B. T.P.
Cleveland .95 56 .629 ... 3
Boston ....94 58 .618 11> 2
New York .94 58 .618 112 2

ELMER SWANSON
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Mich* Oian Set
Grid aide
Saturday when the Webfeet
Oregon take the field against theI
Wolverines, they'll be expecting a
team that squeaked by Michigar
State by a narrow six-point mar-
gin.
They'll be mistaken.
* * *
THE LINE THAT seemed to melt
against a driving State offense will
be backed by veteran Wolverine
Dick Kempthorn.
Joe Soboleski will be back at left
tackle, and Teninga and Ortmann
will both work out of the left half-
back position.
The webfeet will be counting
primarily on the passing of Norm
Van Brooklin. Though he com-
pleted 76 out of 198 tries last year,
he'll now be passing into a dan-
ger area of Michigan defense.
Teninga and Elliott have both
shown up superbly on pass de-
fense.
GENE DEICOTTE was in
the hospital today with his knee
still bothering him, and Pete Den-
drinos was on the sidelines also.
But Kempthorn and Soboleski and
Ghindia would all be back in
playing condition fq' the game.
Kempthorn was working out of
an offensive backfield with Tenin-
ga at left half; Peterson was work-
ing combined Ortmann.
Rifenburg was looking as good
as ever at end, and Kocesski was
gathering the pigskin in from both
Ortmann and Teninga.
DANNY DWORSKY, 210 pound
center, looked very good in the
State game and seemed to be do-
ing fine at practice.
He, Ralph Kohl and Al Wistert,
220 pound tackles, will be the only
Michigan men over 300 facing the
Oregon line that averages 209
pounds, 13 over the Wolverine
line average.

ternoon, although a Cleveland win
over Detroit tomorrow would as-
sure them of no worse than a tie.
IDLE TOMORROW while the
Indians open their final three'
game set with the Tigers, the Red
Sox close out their season Sat-
urday and Sunday in a two game'
struggle with the New York Yan-
kees. If they can win both from
the Yanks, Cleveland must drop
two of three to force a Monday'
afternoon tie playoff.
The New York Yankees re-
tained their slim stake in the
American League flag race by
outscrambling Connie's Mack's
Athletics 9 to 7 in a rain-swept
game at Shibe Park today.
When Vic Raschi, third Yankee
pitcher in the ninth inning, stifled
the last two Athletic batters with
the bases loaded, it meant that the
World Champions still had an out-
side chance of winning the
pennant they captured last year
by a dozen games.
The figures tonight showed that
Bucky Harris' club could sneak in
by beating the Boston Red Sox in
both their closing games in the
hub city Saturday and Sunday-
providing the front-running Cleve-
land Indians drop their final three
Doctor Bares
Use of Drugs
LONDON - (/) --A prominent
London doctor said today that
some continental European ath-
letes during the summer Olympic
Games were stimulated by drugs,
much in the manner of race
horses.
Dr. Christopher Woodard, direc-
tor of the Athletics' Clinic at Lon-
don't Middlesex Hospital, exon-
erated all British and -American
athletes.
When he was asked what spe-
cific events he referred to, Dr.
Woodard replied "to sports in gen-
eral and cycling in particular."
The 34-year-old physician, an
official medical adviser to the
British Olympic team, said "I'm
sick of this dirty business. It's time
it came out."
Campus shots by Lmanian
-Ensian.

The skimpy crowd of 2,622
cash customers raised Detroit's
best home attendance total in
history to 1,743,035 for 77 games,
considered exceptional for the
Tigers' second division standing.
Bob Dillinger, the Browns' fine
hitting third sacker, got three of
his team's seven safeties off Gray,
raising his hit total for the season
over the 200 mark to 202.
Everybody in the Tiger lineup
except George Vico hit safely at
least once as three Brownie hurl-
ers paraded to the hill.
AT ST. LOUIS this afternoon
the Cardinals continued to win
games that only fatten their final
percentage rating as they beat
Pittsburgh in the first half of an
afternoon - night double - header,
6-1.
At Wrigley Field the Chicago
Cubs brought their home schedule
to a close today by defeating the
Cincinnati Reds, 1 to. 0, in a
pitching battle between Cliff
Chambers and Ken Raffensberger.
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Though it is still ealy in the
season for the big games, what
is expected to be one of the
most thrilling games scheduled
this year on the I-M agenda
will be fought out next week
when high-flying Sigma Alpha
Mu tackles Zeta Beta Tau.
This week ZBT whipped last
year's champions, Alpha Tau
Omega, 9-0 in a brilliant game,
while SAM romped to a spec-,
tacular 47-0 win over Kappa
Nu.
Mort Golde led the scoring
attack with three touchdowns
while teammate Marv Tolan
was counting a pair.

Junior Varsity Players
Vie forStarting Berths
Competition is tough in this in early drills working at
post-war era for a berth on any Jim Bremer, the pride
football team and Michigan's Jay- ville, Illinois, and John
vee squad is no exception. West Palm Beach, Forida
Coach Don Robinson listed at are the outstanding cand
least two men who were outstand- the right half slot.
ing for almost every position. Norm Jackson, who d
All of these men have been out fullback for the jayvees
for practice since early in Sep- son, is aagin the leading
tember, the men who reported der for that position.
after school began being veri- John Anderson, Rosto
tably left in the dust. dourjian, and Bob Twin
The competition seems strong- shown the most promise
est for the quarterback position. drills for working at'th
Irv Small, who directed the "B' On the line Carl K
team attack last season, is back holding his own at cent
and seeking to retain his starting Gomberg, Chuck Cerec
berth. Powers, and Mario Marc
Hal Raymond, well-known in the strongest bidders fort
Wolverine athletic circles,. as positions on tbissye
catcher on the diamond squad, has iis _nisyear
turned his signal calling abilities
to the gridiron this fall. Close onDS'hi e sW Yna d
his heels is Walt Young, a Toledo, -'"""'
Ohio lad.
* * * COLUMBUS, O - t
AT LEFT HALF Jim Moorish, Wesley Fesler let his O
another numeral winner from the University football teami
'47 squad, is the leading con- out a scrimmage today in
tender for the tailback slot. Russ tion for the SouthernC
Osterman has also performed well game Saturday.

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