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'IV AYr APR~b-48r, -1 4
Taft Twirls for Wolverines
In Michigan State Tilt Today


Michigan Skippers

Third in Regatta


With one diamond victory al-
ready under their belts the Wol-
verines will try to make it two in
a row when they take on the in-
vading -Spartanh from Michigan
State this afternoon at 3:30 at
.erry Field.
After a slow start the Mich-
igan hitters are gradually round-
ing into shape knocking out ten
hits in their 8-3 win ovel' Indiana
last Saturday.
inated big Bill Taft to go to the
mound against the Spartans this
ofternoon. Taft will probably be
opposed by Charles "Bus" Bowers,
Four Drivers
Share Hot-Rod
Racing Honors
The opening day honors of hot-
rod (racing in Michigan, which took
place at the Ypsilanti Speedway
Sunday afternoon, were shared by
four drivers out of the qualifying
field of twelve racers.
Top man was Al Miller who won
the feature event, a 20-lap grind
on the half-mile track. This was
the best contest of the seven-race
schedule, as Miller was pressed
all the way by Bill Thurman and
Phil Gerhart. Marion Adams led
the pack for a while but spun out
on the teith lap, and from then on
Miller managed to stay in front.
THIS QUARTET of men were
the standouts of afternoon's pro-
ceedings which were witnessed by
over 1500 fans.
-..4am set t time record of 33
seconds for once around the dry
track in the time trials held
Saturday afternoon. Gerhart
clipped one second off the time
on the wet speedway on Sunday.
Thurman- won the Australian
Pursuit, a reverse start race in
which the cars the staggered ac-
cording to whichever is the fastest.
Races will be held again this
Sunday, and the management
promises to provide more adequate
seating arrangements for hot-rod

a sophomore, and currently the
Green and White's top hurler.
The Wolverine lineup will be
the same team that Fisher has
fielded in the last two games.
This includes Jack McDonald at
first base, Bill Buchholz at sec-
ond, Bob Wolff in the short-
stop slot with Ted Kobrin
rounding out the infield at the
hot corner.
The outfield will find Hal Mor-
nill in rigrt, Ralph Morrison in
center and Willard Baker in left.
Doing the honors behind the plate
will be captain Hal Raymond.,,
been riddled with injuries which
have had a telling effect on the
Wolverine's performances . this
year. Ted Kobrin and Bill Buck-
holz have been nursing stiff legs
for the past two weeks and first'
baseman Jack McDonald is both-
ered by a painfully twisted ankle.
Sophomore catcher Pete
Palmer is just about recovered
from a deep spike wound in his
knee which he sustained before
the team left on their southern
According to Fisher, injuries
had a lot to do with the 1-0 loss
to Indiana last Friday. Ted Kobrin
Any independent team wish-#
ing to enter tennis competition
must submit their entries to the
I-M office by tomorrow.
-Chuck Orwick.
was caught at the plate trying to
score the tying run. If he had
been in good shape he might have
scored easily.
* * *
game last Friday was one of the
bestg ames to be played in these
parts in a long time. Indiana
coach Ernie Andres called it the
best college game that he ever
The Spartans boast a power-
ful aggregation which was not
hurt much by graduation last
year. Shortstop Frank Bagdon
has been moved from the infield
to the catcher's position.
Among the other lettermen who
will see action against the x Wol-
verines tomorrow are infielders
Jack Dillon and Captain Dan Ur-
banik. Playing in the outfield for
coach John Kobs will probably be
Ed Sobczak and George Ruten-

Purdue Crew
Sails to First
Place Honors
Bowling Green Takes
Second by One Point
Last Saturday and Sunday a
smart sailing Purdue crew piled up
a total of 82 points to easily win
the Michigan Invitational regatta
at Whitmore Lake.
Bowling Green, last year's win-
ner, placed second with 65 points,
the Michigan sailors finished a
close third with 64 points.
* * *
other schools entered were: Indi-
ana 56, Minnesota 42, Cincinnati
University 42, Illinois Tech 41,
Wayne 36, and St. Thomas 0. St.
Thomas withdrew from the re-
gatta Saturday afternoon after
capsizing before the start of the
first three races.
Michigan got off to a good
start Saturday morning in the
first race when Ned Stuart and
Nancy Fairman gave the Wol-
verines their first victory of the
regatta. Michigan was cloely
pursued by Bowling Green and
Purdue who finished second and
third resspectively.
'In the 'B' division of the first
race Danny Cortpassi and Pat
Adams sailing for Michigan placed
third behind Purdue and Bowling
* * *
THE 'A' DIVISION of the sec-
ond race was won by Bowling
Green with Purdue second and the
Wolverines a close third.
The wind was steadily in-
creasing all morning and by the
time the 'B' division race was
ready to be sailed Whitmore
Lake had become too rought to
continuing sailing.
Later in the afternoon they
tried to sail the race but six boats
were capsized before they could
reach the starting line. Jim Rukin,
commodore of the Michigan Sail-
ing Club then postponed the rest
of the regatta until Sunday be-
cause "the weather was too heavy,
the boats just won't take it."
AT THE END of the first day of
the regatta Purdue was leading
with 29 points, Bowling Green sec-
ond with 25 points, Michigan third
with 24 points, and Indiana fourth
with 16 points.
Sunday t h e Boilermakers
steadily increased their lead.
They took one first, three sec-
onds, two thirds, and one fourth
for a total of 82 points.
The Wolverines got off to a poor
start Sunday by placing fourth in
the first race of the morning. In
the next two races Michigan
placedfirst and second but was
disqualified for barging at the
starting line. These disqualifica-
tions killed Michigan's bid for first
The Wolverine skippers finally
settled down to some real sailing
and piloted their boats to victory
in the last three races of the re-
Sunday's Daily incorrectly lab-
eled a picture of Gene Ring, In-
diana shortstop, as Wolverine out-
fielder, Ralph Morrison.

California Track Coach
States Team'Just Good'
"We have a good team-not outstanding,.just good; the boys have
a good attitude, and that counts a lot."
This was California Coach Brutus Hamilton's over-all picture of
his Golden Bear track squad yesterday as it was practicing for its dual
meet with the Wolverines Wednesday.
* * * *
"WE HAVE GOOD strength in the distance races-the mile and
two-mile. We have three boys who can run the mile under 4:20, and

Major League Round-Up
By The Associated Press Three errors and four Giant
NEW YORK - Vic Raschi hitshelpedrNew York score four
pitched the New York Yankees to off Hank Borowy in the eighth
a 3-2 decision over his oldt "cous- to come from behind.
ins," the Philadelphia Athletics, * *
yesterday with the help of two
errors by shortstop Eddie Joost NEW YORK-Behind.Bill Vois-
in the fourth inning. Raschi and elle's six hit pitching, the Boston
his opponent, Joe Coleman, each Braves blanked the Brooklyn
allowed five hits. Dodgers, 3-0, yesterday.
{ * *
Raschi, who has beaten the A's
nine out of 10 times in his brief BOSTON-The Red Sox cashed
major league career, chalked up six hits into two runs to beat
his second straight win of the sea- Washington, 2-0, yesterday. Mel
fon. He shut out Washington in Parnell went the route for Bosox.
the first start.* * *
* * * ST. LOUIS - The Cardinals
PHILADELPHIA - Clint Har- paced by Stan Musial's home run
tung the outfield "phenom" of two and heavy hitting by Al Schoen-
springs ago, pitched the New York diest and rookie Al Sauer walliped
Giants to their fourth straight vic- the Cincinnati Reds, 9-3, last
tory today, 6-3, as the Philadel- night.
phia Phils' defense fell apart in * * *
the eighth inning. Only a tie with CHICAGO-Rain forced cancel-
the Braves breaks the Giants' lation of the Tiger-White Sox
string. came yesterday.

* * *


Bears' Vefing
Likens Home
To Ann Arbor
(Sports Feature Editor)
After only one day in Ann Ar-
bor, thoughts of home flooded
back to Kaare Vefling, University
of California distance man.
They weren't thoughts of sunny
Berkeley, but of Sandefjord, Nor-
way, a little town set back at the
bottom of a fjord near the na-
tion's capital. That's where Vef-
ling lived until a year and a half
HE COMPARED Sandefjord to
Ann Arbor, the campus, and the
surrounding area. "The small
farms and the greenness are more
like Norway than is California.
You can even smell the freshness
of the air here," he said.
"The Michigan track is like
the one in Norway. So far it's
been fast and quite easy to run,
on," Vefling commented.
Back in' Norway, most of the
practicing is done on the back
roads and through the forests. He
There will be a meeting of
the "M" Club tonight in the
Club Room at 7:30. All mem-
bers are urged to attend.
remembers the numerous hikes
in the snow throughout the win-
ter-that are not only fun, but
good for strengthening leg
* * *
THE YUNNERS are on their
own for the most part. Rather
than competing for colleges, Nor-
wegian trackmen belong to and
run for private clubs. During the
season, emphasis is placed on in-
dividuals of different groups
competing together rather than in
dual meets," Vefling said.
Thus it happened that the
University of California miler
won the 1,500 meter Norwegian
title in '47, while running for a
Sandefiord club. He ran 10 sec-
onds behind Lennert Strand who
equalled the world's record in
that race.
A troublesome lew, which was
injured in a California meet last
year, has recovered completely.
Coach Hamilton has taught him
the lesson just to keep running,
and Vefling is doing exactly that.
Because of the injury he didn't do'
too well in the Olympics last
summer, but so far this season he
has won all five races he's been in.
According to Coach Hamilton,
"Kaare is an astute trackman as
well as an astute student."

"hree who have bettered 9:40 for
the two-mile. Four of our quarter-
milers have run between :49 and
:50, but that's about all."
"How did California fare
against Southern Cal last Sat-
"Well, they beat us pretty much
as we expected. We were shut out
in the 440- and 880-yard runs, but
this balanced out when we swept
the two distance events. This is
the way it was predicted.
* * *
"OF COURSE, nobody can
touch Mel Patton. He won both the
100 and 220, and his time for the
220 was :20.9, which isn't bad at
all. Our sprinter, Donnie Anderson
placed second to Patton in the
National Collegiate's last year, but
he didn't place at all last Satur-
"He's been bothered by an
Achilles' heel-something like
Herb Barten's injury, and hasn't
been practicing very long. But
his time againstvSouthern Cal
was 'a fast :10 flat, so it looks
likehhe's rounding into shape
... he ran :09.6 last year.
"But at least we weren't shut
out in the sprints. Jack Norberg
finished second, and his time in
the 100 was :09.8. He's also our
best broad pumper-jumps over 24
"HOW IS California's strength
in the other field events, besides
Norberg in the broad jump"?
"Well, we're weak in the field
events. Out of all the large stu-
dent body at Berkeley, only one
person-Walt Briant-can clear
6 ft. in the high jump. He has
done 6 ft., 1 in. Briant is only a
sophomore, and already he has
run the high hurdles in :14.6. .
He won against USC Saturday.
Unfortunately, he doesn't run
the low hurdles."
"How many men made the trip
East with you? Did anyone have to
stay behind"?
"WE BROUGHT 22 men, but
had to leave two of the point-win-
ners home with injuries. Roland
Maples, a good sprinter and quar-
ter miler, and Dick Cotton, a half-
miler, weren't in shape to make
the trip. We're on spring vacation
at California now, so nobody is
missing any classes.


-Daily-Carlisle Marshall
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Young Tops
Foil Prelims
With Pete Young leading the
way, Michigan Scimitar Club fen-
cers captured two of the four
final berths in the state open foil
preliminaries, held Sunday in De-
Young's victims in the qualify-
ing bouts included Ed Micllef,
Scimitar Club captain and one
of the state leading collegiate
fencers who holds numerous state
foil titles.
in the qualifying round after tak-
ing all his preliminary bouts.
He dropped his first two
bouts to Young and Dick Yas-
enchek of Lawrence Tech but
recovering his composure, to
took the last five, giving him an
over-all fvie and two qualifying
record, thus moving him up to
the finals.
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