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by merle levin, sports co-editor
THEY SAY hone springs eternal in the human breast, and so,
having picked Michigan to win the NCAA hockey title, Wisconsin
to xi'± taie big ien oasKetall title, and Illinois to win the Big Ten
track meet, Fearless Levin today ventures forth into the world of
professional sports to announce the finish of the 1950 American
League race.
Quickly before anyone can stop me it will be Boston, Detroit,
Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis and Wash-
ington. Dissenters will please form an orderly line in the outer
You just can't ignore those Red Sox - on paper anyway. They've
got the best outfield in the league in Williams, Dom DiMaggio and
Al Zarilla and, an equally potent infield with Johnny Pesky, Vern
Stephens, Bobby Doerr and Billy Goodman. They Boast two of the
league's best pitchers in Mel Parnell and Ellis Kinder and a po-
tential great in young Mickey McDermott. Joe Dobson and Walt
Masterson are above average hurlers and Charley Stobbs figures to
be of help.
* * * *
THE BOSOX CATCHING will be handled by Birdie Tebbetts
and Buddy Rosar and unless both these veterans pick this season to
fold up, manager, Joe McCarthy's only major problem will be his
lack of reserves. Since the other seven clubs have many more
problems and since the Beantowners are bound to get off to a normal
start one of these seasons I'll string along with the Sox one more time.
Detroit with a fine outfield and excellent pitching should be
up close to the top, but Red Rolfe apparently has too many prob-
lems in the infield and catching departments to make the long
jump from fourth to first in one year.
Third base, of course, is set with George Kell, the league's best,
and Gerry Priddy will strengthen the Tigers at second but Johnny
Lipon leaves much to be desired at short and Dick Kryhoski despite
a great spring showing this year still has to prove himself in actual
competition. Remember he's the man the Yankees farmed out
in mid-season last year at a time when they were desperately in need
of a first baseman.
(ATCHING DUTIES will be split by Aaron Robinson and Bob
Swift a couple of run-of-the-mine receivers and the Tiger re-
serves, like the Red Sox-are weak. Rolfe will deserve hearty plaudits
if he can guide his charges to the top.
Cleveland is the league's dark horse team. They've got the
league's best pitching staff with Lemon, Garcia, Feller, Wynn,
Gromek, Bearden, Benton et al. They have a top-notch catcher
in Jim Hegan and one of the league's heaviest hitting outfields
with Dale Mitchell, Larry Doby and the much-publicized Luke
Easter, who was burning up the Grapefruit League, labeled a sure-
fire star by all who have observed hint-
But the Tribe's fortunes rest on the performance of their aging
infield. Shortstop-manager Lou Boudreau has lost 10 pounds and
looks like his 1948 self this spring but first baseman Mickey Vernon
has been mediocre and Ken Keltner's poor showing has given Boudreau
a third base headache which may prove tough to get rid of. 35-year
old Joe Gordon has looked good at second but no one knows how the
Flash will stand up on these hot summer afternoons.
AS THEIR INFIELD GOES, so will go the Indians which means
anywhere from first to fifth. We'll compromise and give theth'third.
The World Champion New York Yankees seem destined to
battle it out with the Philadelphia A's for fourth place this season
despite the magic touch of Casey Stengel-
The Yankee's success rests on the broad but aging shoulders of
Joe DiMaggio and Tommy Henrich. The great but fragile DiMag'
is taking a regular turn in the outfield after a brief injury scare
(shoulder this time) and there's no reason but his age (35) to suspect
that the Jolter won't have another great season, but Henrich has
been on the sideline most of the spring with miseries in his knee and
the Yanks and Tommy are mighty worried.
TENRICH IS being counted on to handle the first basing chores
for the World Champions which is an indication of how bad
things are in the Yankee camp. DiMaggio is set in center field but
the other two garden posts are likely to be manned by Hank Bauer
and Gene Woodling, neither of whom gives promise of setting the
baseball world on fire.
Jerry Coleman has been plagued by a bad back this spring
but will undoubtedly step into the second base spot when he
recovers while little Phil Rizzuto will do likewise at short when
his sore arm has healed. Bobby Brown and Billy Johnson will
again split the third base chores and Yogi Berra will handle the
catching. Pitching will be good as long as Joe Page is available
but the Bomber pitching staff is aging and Vic Raschi who does
his most effective hurling in the spring and early summer months
has looked terrible in exhibition appearances.
The Yankees have stood pat on the team which won the pennant
by one game last fall. Nobody understands how they did it then.
If they do it again somebody had better give Casey Stengel's boys a
saliva test.

PHILADELPHIA HAS A top notch infield with Fain, Suder,
Joost and Dillinger but they are all over thirty, which means that
the going may get pretty rough along about August.
The outfield will be made up of the capable but erratic Elmer
Valo in left, the aging and disappointing Sam Chapman in center
and Barney McCloskey in right, if the heavy-hitting Barney's
injured back, which kept him out of competition last year, has
responded successfully to treatment. So far results have been en-
couraging, and hs return would be a great help to the A's.
Sore arms have plagued the pitching staff all spring with Dick
Fowler and Joe Coleman the most serious casualties. Their loss would'
seriously deplete a fine pitching staff which also ncludies Alex Kell-
ner, Lou Brissie and Bobby Schanz.
THE ATHLETICS will be somewhat weak on catching with Fermin
Guerra and Joe Tipton splitting the receiver's job but if some of
Connie Mack's question marks are satisfactorily answered the boys
from Philly could be mighty tough.
So could the Chicago White Sox with their good trio of left
handed hurlers in Bill Wright, Bob Kuzava and Billy Pierce aided
and abetted by two more southpaw starters in Mickey Haefner and
rookie Bob Cain
Old Luke Appling has moved back to short after a brief trial at first
base and will team up with Cass Michaels to give the Sox an excellent
second base combination. Hank Majeski will give the Chicagoans ade-
quate third basing while Red Kress and Herm Reich will split the first
base job with some degree of major league ability.
* * * *
HARD HITTING Gus Zernial, Dave Philley and rookie Jim Busby
will cover the Sox outfield and 33-year-old Phil Masi will be the No. 1
catcher on a team that will prove a soft touch for no one but which

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Michigan Golf Team Faces
Three North Carolina Foes

Michigan's 1950 baseball season
gets under way this afternoon as
Coach Ray Fisher and 16 barn-
storming Wolverines open their
nine-game invasion of the South
against the University of Mary-
land at College Park.
* * *
BEFORE leaving Ann Arbor
yesterday, Fisher announced his
traveling squad and released ten-
tative starting lineups.
The veteran Wolverine men-j

. . . heads invasion

Spring Recess To Delay
Varsity Football Practice

tor picked Big Ed Grenkowski
to start on the mound for the
Maize and Blue with Pete Palm-
er behind the plate.
Last year Grenkowski posted a
2-0 record in Big Nine competition
and is being counted on this sea-
sson to be one of the strong potlics
in Michigan's somewhat question-
able pitching staff.
* ' *
FOUR OTHER pitchers, Dave
Settle, Bob Hicks, Al Virgona and
Jack York, are making the South-
ern tour and can expect to see
considerable action as the Mich-
igan team has games on eight con-
secutive days following today's
Terrapin encounter.
Moving around the infield,
cage star Hal Morrill will be at
first with Bill Bucholz and Capt.
Bob Wolff at second base and
shortstop, respectively. Ed Fro-
scheiser will back Morrill at
Over on third Ted Berce Will
get the starting nod with Gerry
Dorr held in reserve. Both players
had some experience at the hot
corner on last year's Conference
* * *

Rangers Win
York Rangers scored all their
goals in the final period last
night to defeat Montreal, 3-0,
and gain the final round of the
Stanley Cup hockey playoffs.
By The Associated Press
DETROIT-Goalie Turk Broda
whitewashed the Detroit Red
Wings for the third time in the
Stanley Cup semi-final series as
the Leafs beat the National Hock-
ey League Champions 2-0 last
* * *
T1lE WIN put Toronto ahead
3-2 in the best of seven game
Broda posted 21 saves in
hanging up his shutout, but only
a few were difficult shots as the
Leafs gave him terrific protec-
tion against Detroit's would-be
scoring thrusts.
The game was marked by 121
penalties, but none of them was
incurred via brawling.


Michigan temporarily suspended
its spring football drills yesterday
afternoon after four days of rig-
orous practice, which included two
The University adjourns today
for spring recess, and practice will
resume along with classes on Mon-
day, April 17.
* * *
SUMMING UP the week's work,
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan said:
"We've got a lot good boys out
her among the newcomers. We'll
get right down to work fitting
them in when school resumes."a
A large squad of 150 candidates
wound up the week's workouts,
with their coaches still placing the
stress on fundamentals.
fek was the only first string regu-
Bus Easter
Planined For
Tennis Team-
Michigan's tennis team will not
be idle over spring vacation with
Coach Bill Murphy scheduling
leisure time practices for players
on hand during the recess.
STILL WAITING for agreeable
weather to determine place posi-
tions, the squad plans to concen-
trate on testing possible doubles
A strong number one duo
would combine Co-captains Al
Hetzeck and Don MacKay. Het-
zeck defeated Grant Golden,
Northwestern ace for the Con-
ference number two champion-
ship last season, but he and Fred
Otto, now graduated, lost to the
Wildcats Ted Peterson and Lar-
ry Daly.
MacKay turned the tables on
Daly to win the number five sin-
gles title last year. The Michigan
co-captain and Gordie Naucle lost
the number three doubles to
Northwestern, however.
LEFT-HANDED Dick Lincoln is
slated to pair with sophomore
Steve Bromberg at the number two
doubles post, unless Coach Mur-
phy decides to split the pair be-
tween Len Brumm and Ross Her-
ron, number five and six singles
players, for more balance.


larly in attendance at the closing
session, as the unwieldy squad
jammed every corner of old Ferry
Oosterbaan and his staff ex-
pected the total would be cut
down considerably by dropouts
when drills are resumed.
The second scrimmage in two
days highlighted yesterday's prac-
tice, with no serious injuries re-
ported in either workout.
Considerable improvement in
the execution of plays by the
offensive units was noticable in
the concluding scrimmage as the
gridders huddled innfreezing
temperatures on a wind-swept
During the recess, the players
will be concentrating on memoriz-
ing plays as they anticipate the
grueling three hour scrimmages,
scheduled for every Saturday for
a five week's period after their re-
With attention being directed
towards newcomers, the only let-
termen in addition to Dufek who
have reported during the past
week are Chuck Ortmann, left
half; and Les Popp and George
Sutherland, ends.

ki and Ralph Morrison
ed by Fisher as definites
left and center respectiv
field presents a unique
with pitcher Bob Fancet
cher Linc Painter both
in the outergardens in a
their. battery chores. T
will alternate on the i
Fisher stated that he
ed to use his entire1
roster (ho pe fullye
pitchers, of course) in t
land contest, searching
best working overallc
After a game with th
sity of Virginia April 15,t
igan squad will return t
bor to open its home
against Wayne Univers

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were list-
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Michigan's seven-man g o 1 f
squad left before dawn today for
its "spring training" swing into
North Carolina, whire it will face
three top Southern teams during
the coming week.
The Wolverines will sandwich
daily practice rounds between their
matches with Duke, Wake Forest,
and North Carolina. It will be
their first real opportunity to play,
since the Ann Arbor weather has
limited the outdoor sessions to a
THE SEVEN MEN making the
trip are co-captains Chuck Mac-
Callum and Bob Olson, and Leo
Hauser, Keith LeClair, Dean Lind,
John Fraser, and Dick Evans.
MacCalum, Olson, Hauser, and Le-
Clair are lettermen, while the
other three are sophomores.
First stop on the tour will be
Ashville, North Carolina, where
they will spend the week-end
with practice rounds.
These week-end rounds will give
Coach Bert Katzenmeyer a chance
to decide the order in which he
will use his men. Present indica-
tions are that the two co-captains
will be played in the one and two
positions, but from their on down
it is uncertain.
ON MONDAY the Wolverines
take on Wake Forest at the Ral-
eigh Country Club. Wake Forest
M' Gym Stars
To Tour North
There will be no vacation for
two Michigan gymnasts next
Tom Tillman, outstanding tum-
bler and trampoliner, and Bob
Willoughby, high bar star of last
year's team, will take off Monday
for a week-long tour of northern
Michigan high schools.
THE TWO WILL hold clinics
and exhibitions in cheerleading
and acrobatics in six northern
peninsula towns. Accompanying
them will be two members of the
marching band who will conduct
sessions in baton twirling and
band tactics.
Starting next Monday, the group
will visit Manistique, Negaunee,
Houghton, Watersmeet, Menomi-
nee and Escanaba.

plans on using Arnie Palmer in
the number one singles slot and
Buddy Worsham in number two.
The latter is the brother of Lew
Worsham, the National Open
The next two days the team
will tackle the tough Pinehurst
Country Club course at Pine-
hurst, N. C. This course is known
to be one of the finest in the
Thursday Michigan will meet
North Carolina on the Hope Val-
ley Country Club links. North Car-
olina boasts collegiate golfing's
top player, Harvey Ward, who won
the NCAA title last year. The
Tarheels finished seventh in the
NCAA behind sixth-place Wake
Forest. .
FRIDAY the Wolverines will
wind up the Southern tour with a
match against Duke University,
also over the Hope Valley course.
Duke, who beat Michigan last year,
does not look to be as strong this
Against the same three teams
Michigan was unable to salvage a
single win on their last trip. The
best they did, as a team, was tie
Wake Forest, while they dropped
the matches to North Carolina and
Duke. Southern schools, however,
have the advantage of year round
play and longer team work-outs.
Ma/c Rhyt/hm/s
InI Dnceible 15"

starters ac TORONTO moved into a 1-0
ely. Right lead at the 10:35 mark of the first
situation period as Ted Kennedy rammed a
t and cat- 10-footer past Detroit goalie Har-
doubling ry Lumley while each team was a
.ddition to man short because of penalties.
these two
ight field ThesWings, who played their
poorest home ice game of the
e expect- series, looked pretty weird in
traveling the first two periods. They
excepting couldn't get going.
he Mary- Detroit looked better in the last
g for his period, but efforts to press home
combina- a score backfired as Max Bentley
stole a puck from the Wing's Lee
e Univer- Fogolin at 8:37, skated half the
the Mich- length of the ice and blasted an
o Ann Ar- unassisted 15-footer past Lumley
schedule to make it 2-0. That tally blasted
sity April the hopes of - 14,806 fans-largest
crowd of the Detroit season.

MSC, Wildcats Name New Cage Heads

"FREDDY MARTIN (above) plays
Jerome Kern" . . . Make Believe,
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Who, 3
others in a brand-new album "De-
signed For Dancing"! 15 such al-
bums just released by RCA Victor.
15 big-name bands, 15 great com-
posers! 90 great hits, wit hthe
solid danceable beat you've yearn-
for! Hear Martin's album and
you'll want to roll back the rug
and dance! Own all 15 albums!
At Liberty Music Shop, Inc., 205
E. Liberty.

By The Associated Press
(Sparky) Stalcup, head basketball
coach at the University of Mis-
souri since 1946, yesterday was
named head coach of basketball
at Michigan State College.
The appointment was announc-
ed by MSC Athletic Director Ralph
H. Young. Stalcup succeeds Al
Kircher, who resigned after a sin-
gle year as head coach to go to
Washington State as a football
backfield coach.
STALCUP HAD A four year rec-
ord at Missouri of 54 wins and 43
defeats. This past season his team
won 14 and lost 10.
Stalcup is 39 years old and has
fifteen years of coaching behind
him. His overall record is 256
wins against 95 defeats.
Kircher resigned after a dismal
season with a record of 18 defeats
against only 4 victories. Michigan
State lost all its games with West-
ern Conference teams during the
1949-50 season.
* * *

ball season as a full-fledged West-
ern Conference member. Michigan
State has a full schedule of 14 Big
Ten games slated for next year.
The new MSC coach began his
basketball career at the Oregon,
Mo. High School. He captained
AP Baseball
ATLANTA-The Detroit Tigers
got off to a five run lead in the
first inning and hung on to beat
the Atlanta Crackers of the South-
ern Association 7-5 in an exhibi-
tion game before 835 chilled fans
DALLAS, TEX.-Bobby Thom-
son and Nap Reyes hit home runs
yesterday as the New York Giants
routed the Cleveland Indians, 5-1.
Sheldon Jones went the route
on the mound for the Giants,
scattering nine hits.
* * *
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Boston's
Braves, aided by clutch pitching
of bonus lefthander Johnny An-
tonelli, shut off a ninth inning
rally by the Cincinnati Reds to
win the opener of a northward
exhibition tour 8-7 yesterday.
Clague, Director of Bureau of La-
bor Statistics; with the following
campus men as chairmen: James
P. Adams, provost; John A. Per-
kins, assistant provost; R. P.
Briggs, vice-president and John W.
Lederle, associate professor of Po-
litical Science. Reservations for
luncheon and dinner should be
made with Mr. Brennan, Bureau
of Appointments.
Choral Union Members are re-
minded that a regular rehearsal
will be held Tuesday evening, April
11. All members who are not out
of the city are requested to attend
at the usual hour, 7 p.m., Haven
Members are also reminded that

a state championship team and
was named an all-state forward.
In Chicago, Harold G. Olson, for
24 years basketball coach at Ohio
State, was appointed basketball
coach at Northwestern yesterday
succeeding Arthur (Dutch) Lon-
OLSEN, WHO won five Big Ten
basketball championships at Ohio
State, left there in 1946 to be-
come executive vice president and
coach of the Chicago Stags in the
Basketball Association of America,
from which position he resigned a
year ago.
Lonborg recently resigned to
become athletic director at the
University of Kansas. Lonborg's
duties as assistant football coach
will be filled by Robert P. Reih-
sen, Evanston Township High
School football coach. The ap-
pointments of Olsen and Reih-
sen were announced by T. B.
Payseur, Northwestern Athletic
Olsen has been prominent in
basketball circles for a quarter
century. He originated the Na-
tional Collegiate Athletic Asso-
ciation basketball tournament and
is former chairman of the N.C.A.A.
basketball committee.
Thor Johnson will conduct re-
hearsals on both Monday and
Tuesday nights, April 17 and 18.
Easter Sunrise Service, sponsor-
ed by Inter Guild. Meet at Lane
Hall at 6 a.m. to go to Arboretum.
In case of bad weather, service will
be at Lane Hall. Breakfast to fol-
Group Discussion on Mysticism:
Lane Hall, Mon., April 17, 4 p.m.
Discussion leaders: Father Bradley
of St. Mary's Sudent Chapel, and
Dr. Boulding of the Economics De-
AIM Meeting: Council meeting,
7 p.m., Mon., April 17, Union.



The netters ha
the four Intra
courts all wintc
switch to the gr
faces of Ferry F
weather permits.

ve performed on KIRCHER, a former assistant
Lmural Building coach, succeeded Ben F. Van Al-
er, but plan to styne, who was head basketball
een Varsity sur- coach at Michigan State College
Field as soon as for 23 years. Stalcup will coach
the Spartans in their first basket-

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816 Business Administration Bldg.
Chairman, W. A. Paton.
Doctoral Examination for Ray-
mond Clifford O'Rourke, Physics;
thesis: "Theoretical Studies in
Photoelasticity," 4 p.m., Fri., April
7, 2048 Randall. Chairman, W. A.
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culums: Application for admission
to a combined curriculum must be
made before April 20 of the final
preprofessional year. Application
forms may be obtained now at 1010
Angell Hall and should be filed

torium, followed by a group of
songs by the Tudor Singers, May-
nard Klein, conductor, in the
Rackham Assembly Hall at 5:30.
Dinner will be served the group at
7 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church,
Ypsilanti, and at 8:30 two School
of Music students, Patricia Baum-
garten and William MacGowan,
will present a program in St.
Luke's Church. The three per-
formances will be open to the
University Museums Friday Eve-
ning Program: Exhibits on display
in the Museums building from 7
to 9 p.m. Moving pictures: "Baby
Animals," "How Animals Move,"
and "The Fur Seal," 7:30 p.m.,
Kellogg Auditorium; auspices of
the University Museums, through
the courtesy of the Audio-Visual
Education Center. "Portraits of
Michigan Mammals," by Richard
P. Grossenheider, on exhibition in
the rotunda, Museums building.
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