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SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 1949




Out by OSU

on Last

by b. s. brown, sports editor

THEY PUT POSTAGE STAMPS on guys like Bob Chappuis, Jack
Weisenburger and Lennie Ford and sent them out to all corners of
the sports world to prove that Michigan is rapidly becoming the West
Point of athletics.
Chap went to the grid Dodgers, Weisenberger to the Boston
Braves and hulking Lennie to the Los Angeles Dons. But for two
Wolverine greats, a postage stamp was hardly necessary. The first,
Hank Fonde, hopped into a cab last year, rode up East U. and
ended up near campus as head football coach at University High.
If Hank had learned anything in his tenure under Fritz Crisler, it
was that winning games is one way of showing off your talents.
And he learned the lesson well, piloting the Cubs to six wins
against only two losses in his initial fling at coaching.
This year, it's the same old story of hailing a cab and cruising up
East U, but the personality involved has changed. Hal Raymond, cap-
tain and catcher on the baseball squad, will be taking the trip to re-
place Fonde as head mentor. Hank quit his post several months ago
to accept the top coaching job at Ann Arbor High.
There are a few other differences besides the men involved.
Hank was a right half on Crisler's Rose Bowl team while Tubby
held down a guard position. His weight (170) kept him from a
varsity post, but there can be no denying that Harold knows the
game inside out. Jack Blott, Wolverine line coach, puts it this
way: "Hal is one of the best guards for his size Michigan ever had."
The performance of Hal's team should be interesting, for the stub-
by Flint product, like his predecessor, has been thoroughly inbued with
the winning tradition, i.e., the last two grid squads were undefeated
in 19 starts and last year's baseball nine shared Conference honors
with Illinois. Good training, wot?
FORD CAME BACK TO TOWN recently and watched the Wolverines
run through spring drills. It seems as though the men sent out
as athletic emissaries, postmarked Ann Arbor, Michigan, have made
quite a reputation for themselves, thus bolstering the proposition that
the Wolverine territory is a training field for athletic greats.
"Ex-collegians from Michigan, Notre Dame and Minnesota are
perhaps the most highly regarded in pro circles," the towering end
said. After the job Lennie did for the Dons last year, it's no wonder
that a premium has been put on Michigan products.
* * * *
TWO POLITICIANS have come to the fore. Wally Teninga, newly-
elected lit school prexy and Bill Upthegrove, who was the engi-
neers' choice as class president, have shown their versatility by win-
ning their respective elections. Wally, who is probably the most valu-
able back on Bennie Oosterbaan's crew, is currently being considered
for the 1949 quarterback slot. He handled the duties of left and right
half last year.
Upthegrove, besides swimming the breaststroke, the individual
medley and the 50-yard freestyle for Matt Mann's natators, is
president of Triangles. Winner of the Yost Award, Bill copped the
state title in the breast stroke while splashing for Ann Arbor High.
* * * *
A NATIONAL MAGAZINE, which will hit the streets April 26, is
carrying a story on Bob Schoendube, Michigan's gymnastic star
.. .Athletic scholarships, financed by alumni contributions, will be
given at the University of Minnesota for the first time next fall, ac-
cording to a story out of New York ... A total of 66 entries are expected
at the Indianapolis Speedway classic on May 30.... The world's best
soccer outfit, the Scottish International Team, is due to play three
games in New York and one in Newark, Philadelphia, Fall River, St.
Louis and Toronto next month.
Charley Mutter, Michigan grounds keeper, is preparing the Wol-
verine gridiron for heavy action next season, with a resod job. . . . I
hear the old sod is being used for the lawns around the new ad build-
ing. . . . That should add a note of something or other to the State
Street edifice.

Badger Star
Paces Field
In Fast Mile
LAWRENCE, Kansas-(R)-Don
Gehrmann of Wisconsin ran the
fastest outdoor mile of the sea-
son yesterday to win the "Glenn
Cunningham" Race, feature of the
Kansas Relays, in 4 minutes 10.1
He beat graduate student Jerry
Thompson of Texas by a good 30
BATTLE OF the tiny milers-
Gehrmann, a 130-pounder, and
Thompson, 120 pounds-provided
the outstanding entertainment
for an estimated 10,000 fans who
sat under a bright, warm sun for
the 24th running of the track
His time tied the relays record
set by Blaine Rideout, North
Texas State, in 1940.
Gehrmann is the National Col-
legiate 1,500 Meter Champion and
winner of the Wanamaker Mile at
4:09.5 in the Milrose Games last
* * *
59 seconds for the first quarter,
2:03 at the half and 3:09 at the
three quarter mark.
Gehrmann came back 40 min-
utes later to anchor Wisconsin's
distance medley team to victory
in 10:16.2. He was clocked un-
officially at 4:15.1.
The Oklahoma A&M Aggies,
who shared the unofficial team
championship with Missouri at
20 points each, came up with a
new relays record of 7 minutes
and 41 seconds in the University
Two-Mile Relay. The old mark
of 7:44.7 was by Wisconsin last
* * *
THE AGGIES' Harold Tarrant
came from behind to beat out
Pat Bowers in the anchor leg of
the two-mile event. John Minch-
er, Bob Brandeberry and John
Teakell teamed with Tarrant.
Robert Walters, of Texas,
cleared the High Jump bar at
6 feet 8 3/16 inches for a new
relays record, beating the old
standard of 6 feet 7 9/16 inches
by Gilbert Cruter, Colorado, in
Walters, voted the outstanding
athlete of the day by a narrow
margin over Gehrmann, also
cracked the Texas University rec-
ord with his sensational high
* * *
strong man, failed to break the
discus record, but his throw of
161 feet 10 inches was good
enough to give the title to a
Gopher star for the fifth succes-
sive year.

Kessler Fires Two

To Take Medalist Honors
Wolverines Are Third Consecutive Victim
Of Buckeyes in Windy Conference Opener
(Special to The Daily)
COLUMBUS, O.-A pair of birdie threes on the 18th hole by
Ohio State's Bob Rankin and Chick Henderson gave the Buckeyes a
14%-12%1, victory over Michigan's golf team in a Big Nine match at
the Scarlet course here yesterday.
It was the Ohio squad's third win in a row.
* * * *
BOTH TEAMS were bothered considerably by a stiff wind which
prevailed all afternoon. The Wolverines salvaged medalist honors
when Rog Kessler fired two identi-


HEADED THIS WAY-Half-miler Don Jackson, one of a trio
of sterling half-milers who will arrive here this afternoon as the
California Bears prepare to meet Michigan in twilight meet
Wednesday. A six foot junior, Jackson turned in a best time of
1:54.6 last season to become the find of the California season.
Phil Arnot, who is capable of turning in a 1:53 clocking if an
injured heel suffered last season doesn't hamner him, rates as
potentially the finest middle distance man on the Coast and
Dick Cotton with a best time of 1:56.6 also figures to give the
Wolverines plenty of trouble come We.dnesday afternoon.
Golden Bears Fly in Today
To PFrepare for TraceMeet

A powerful squad of California
thinclads will arrive in Ann Arbor
tonight for a three-day "cooling
off" period.
The Golden Bears, boasting tre-
mendous depth in all events, will
meet Michigan in a dual meet
TOP MAN IN the star-studded
western aiggregation is Donnie An-
derson, a flash of greased light-
ning who was second to world rec-
ord-holder Mel Patton in the 1948
NCAA 100-meter championships.
Anderson figures as California's
best potential point-getter. He has
run :09.6 for the 100-yard dash,
and :21.1 for the 220. The Pasa-
dena junior is pegged for two
first places against Michigan
* * *
CALIFORNIA'S team will work
out on the Ferry Field track to-
morrow and Tuesday, because,
they claim, they will need at least
two days toacclimate themselves
to Ann Arbor weather.
Wednesday's meet is some-
thing new in sports events for
Wolverine fans. The meet is the
first "twi-light" meet held in
Ann Arbor. It is scheduled to
begin at 4:15, and will be over
by 5:45, so that it won't inter-
fere with classes or social night-
The meet will be the first out-
door engagement for the Wolver-

ines, but
have five

the westerners already
meets under their belts
a dual meet with USC.

cal rounds in 75, three over par.
A morning series of doubles
matches saw the Bucks take a
5-4 lead when their number
one due of Rankin and Norb
Schiel defeated Michigan aces
Ed Schalon and Bob Olson. Hen-
drickson and his partner, John
Winters, followed up with a de-
cision over Wolverines Kessler
and Keith LeClair.
The only Michigan doubles vic-
tory came in the third bracket
with Chuck MacCallum and Pete
Elliott outlasting Dick Widdoes
and Dick Horch.
* * *
TEN GOLFERS teed off in the
all - important afternoon singles
matches as Ohio State sought to
protect its slim one point margin.
Schalon in the number one
spot was unable to cope with the
mastery of Rankin and was
blanked, 3-0. Rankin's climac-
tic birdie nailed down his vic-
Hendrickson couldn't quite match
his teammate's performance but
his last hole bird salvaged a vital
point as he lost to Kessler, 21/2-11/2.
* * *
OLSON came back to shut out
Widdoes, 3-0, keeping Michigan's
hopes alive, but Schlei lengthened
the Buckeye lead with his 21/2-1%
victory over Leo Hauser.
Elliott contributed a 2-1 nod
over Winters but the final sin-
gles tabulation gave Ohio 9'
points against only 8'/, for the
By adding a 76 to his morning
round of 75, Rankin turned in the
low medal score for the winners.
The Wolverine golfers returned
home today to prepare for a re-
matchwith Detroit at Detroit on
April 27.
They are not scheduled for an-
other home match until Ohio State
journeys to Ann Arbor on May 14.
The Western Conference golf meet
is scheduled for Ann Arbor on
May 27 and 28.
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MSC Defeats
Wildcats, 6-4,
In LateRally
EAST LANSING-Two runs in
the lucky seventh inning ust be-
fore a downpour of Tain washed
out the game, gave Michigan State
a 6-4 baseball win over Northwest-
ern University here yesterday.
The victory gave the Spartans,
who drubbed the wildcats 8-1 yes-
terday, a clean sweep of the ser-
BOTH TEAMS scored in the
first inning, but the Wildcats
umped ahead 4-1 when three sin-
gles and two errors gave North-
western three runs in their third.
Michigan Statetied it up with
three runs in the fifth inning on
two singles, a walk, a double
and a fielder's choice. Jack Kin-
ney, slugging left fielder from
Owosso, Mich., knocked in the
tying run.
Kinney, who had three singles,
also drove in a run in the first
His third hit, in the seventh
inning, put the game away after
a walk, a single and an error had
given the Spartans a one-run
Football quarterback Bob Kres-
pel received credit for the Spar-
tan win. Northwestern pitcher
Chuck Anstrin, who was pulled
in the sixth, was charged with
the loss.
DO YOU KNOW ... A peb-
ble won the 1924 World Series?
A hard hit ball by Earl McNeel-
ey of the Senators hit a pebble
and bounced over the head of
thirdbaseman Lunds of the
Giants in the twelfth inning of
the final game of the series.

ponementofthe sailing regatta
after the third race.
Bad Weather
Causes Delay
In 'M' Regatta
Heavy wind and rough water
combined to cause the postpone-
ment to today of most of the races
in the Michigan Invitational Re-
gatta being held at Whitmore
When six of the seven boats in
the fourth race capsized or swamp-
ed, the commodores of the com-
peting schools decided to call the
sailing meet to a halt for therday.
At the end of the first three
races Purdue had a slight edge
over Bowling Green, the defending
champion, and Michigan was, with
the other six contenders, far down
the line.
Ned Stewart skippered Michigan
to its only win of the day, this be-
ing in the first A' race. In the
second 'B' race the Wolverines fin-
ished fourth, and they ended up
third in Third Race 'A'.
DO YOU KNOW ... Julius
Caesar originated the sport of
Bull Throwing.

Michigan and California have
each won one meet. The Wol-
verines lost a 12-point meet at
Berkeley in 1935, and piled up 81'2
points to win in 1935.
California coach Brutus Ham-
ilton has another fast sprinter
in Roland Maples, who is just
a scant step behind Anderson
in the 100 and 220. Maples is
also running the quarter-mile
this season.
After the meet Wednesday the
California team will leave for Des
Moines for the Drake Relays Sat-
urday to complete their one-week
Eastern tour.
Badger Batsmen
Batter Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, O.,- Wisconsin
downed Ohio State 10-0 in a Big
Nine baseball game here today.
Catcher Red Wilson of the
Badgers hit a triple in the fifth
inning with the bases loaded.
Three Buckeye hurlers were
hammered for 13 hits, while Floyd
Leve of the Badgers allowed only
Wisconsin . .060 040 000-10 13 2
Ohio State .000 000 000- 0 4 2






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