THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1951
THE MIChIGAN DAILY
ON THE SPOT
By GEORGE FLINT
It may be the Ides of March and all that, but even the Ann Arbor
weather can't conceal the satisfaction which an amateur Dr. Gallup
feels when his predictions come out on the credit side of the ledger.
Seems that back in December, when this writer was feeling brave,
he forecast-with misgivings-the probable state of the national
basketball picture when the end of the season rolled around.
A* * *
THE END OF the season has now appeared on the horizon, and
the returns are in, and darned if we didn't come pretty close.
For instance: Of the first ten teams in the nation as picked
by the AP and by the basketball coaches themselves for another
wire service, this scribe's selections appeared no less than seven
Our number one pick, CCNY, fell to the temptations of gamblers,
so they aren't in the running.
A' * * *
BUT THE NEXT two teams we picked in December, Kentucky and
Oklahoma A & M, are the top two in the nation in March. Bradley,
the predicted number four team, is number seven.
We missed the boat in the Big Ten, picking Iowa as the best
team. The Hawkeyes, who still looked to be one of the strongest
potential aggregations when we saw them at season's end, were
just not able to get going until too late.
Indiana and Illinois, however, the other forecasted contenders,
ended up as runner-up and champion, respectively. And both were
ranked in the first ten nationally in the final AP-coaches combined
poll. The Illini finished in the fifth spot,, with the Garrett-led Hoos-
IN THE SOUTH, we picked North Carolina State. North Carolina
State turned out to be the best and highest-scoring quintet below the
Mason-Dixon line, with an all-American, Sam Ranzino, showing the
They placed eighth in the country in the final analysis.
The eastern situation, with the six scandals and the consequent
obliteration of the records of New York's two best teams, LIU and
CCNY, was left in turmoil as far as our predictions were concerned.
We did salvage one selection from the unholy metropolitan mess.
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ST. JOHN'S, led by the much-improved Zeke Zawoluk, who aver-
aged 21.9 points per game, was the best of the Madison Square Gar-
den teams with the Beavers and Blackbirds disqualified. We picked
them as third best in the areas. In the national ratings, they finished
up as the number nine team.
The big surprise in the East was the phenomenal record
compiled by Columbia's Lions. Playing a schedule which is light-
er than for most big time schools, but which was nevertheless
loaded with possible land mines, the Lions finished with 22 wins
and no losses for the season.
They placed fourth in 'the nation in the opinions of writers and
coaches. Sad to say, we didn't even think about them last December.
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MOST OF THE TEAMS mentioned, with the exceptions of In-
diana and Bradley, who were beaten' out in their conferences, will
answer the roll call when the NCAA tournament gets started this
week in Kansas City, Raleigh, and New York.
Kansas State and Brigham Young are other members of the top
ten who will be seeking the laurels the champion will receive when
crowned at Minneapolis' Williams Arena on Tuesday night, March 27.
CHICAGO -- Big Ten Athletic
officials will decide today whether
to renew, revise or refuse the Rose
Bowl football contract with the
Pacific Coast Conference.
A special meeting of the Big
Ten's 10 faculty representatives
and 10 athletic directors will con-
sider the problem.
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THE TWO conferences have
disagreed -on how the Big Ten
representative for the annual New
Year's Day game should be .se-
The PCC at a recent meeting
voted to continue participation
in the Rose Bowl games and to
approach the Big Ten about a
However, the coast schools have
expressed dissatisfaction with a
clause in the old five-year agree-
ment, which ended after last New
* * *
THAT CLAUSE limits Big Ten
schools to one Pasadena appear-
ance every three years. The PCC
wants to play the Big Ten cham-
pion every year, regardless of how
many times any one team might
There were reports, none con-
firmed, that some Big Ten rep-
resentatives favored withdraw-
ing from Rose Bowl competition
unless the old contract is fol-
lowed to the letter. Others were
said to be amenable to a revi-
sion that would lower the three
year restriction to two.
A special committee met with
Pacific Coast loop representatives
recently to get the PCC's views.
The committee, composed of Com-
missioner K. L. Wilson, faculty
representatives Kenneth Little of
Wisconsin and Ralph Aigler of
Michigan, and Athletic Directors
Fritz Crisler of Michigan and Dick
Larkins of Ohio State, will report
to the other Big Ten officials on
the PCC attitude this morning.
Gehrmann -Defoeas ilt
BMargin of Fire Yards
Richards Clears Bar at 15 feet, 4% inches;
Wolverines Hoover, Carroll Perform Well
Special to The Daily
six man track contingent led by
the two mile relay quartet, turned
in three top performances in the
annual Chicago Daily News Re-
lays last night, but had to lose top
billing to Vaulter Bob Richards
who soared 15'4%" for the best
performance since Connie War-
merdam starred fifteen years ago.
The foursome of Al Rankin,
Chuck Whiteaker, Aaron Gordon,
and Don McEwen sped the two
mile distance in 7:49.4 in the fea-
ture Tom Jones Relay, edging
Purdue by three yards in a thrill-
* * *
MICHIGAN STATE COLLEGE,
who beat the Wolverine quartet
last week, fiiished third while In-
diana was fourth.
Don Hoover and Jack Carroll
turned in the other top Michi-
gan performances. Hoover lost
by a scant few inches to Harri-
son Dillard, one of the world's
top hurdlers, in the 60 yard high
hurdles in the terrific time of
:07.3,inear world record break-
Carroll met a top dash field and
wound up a six yard second to the
Olympic star and former Big Ten
Great, Mal Whitfield in the 600
yard dash. Whitfield's time was
1:11.6, Carroll's 1:12.1.
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CARROLL WAS losing by ten
yards with 60 yards to go and
turned in a blazing finishing kick
to cut the margin down to six
yards on the great air force star.
This was the Canadian fresh-
man's .second top performance
in two weeks. Last Friday in
the Knights of Columbus meet
he topped to the best Big Ten
middle distance stars, Gene Cole
and Henry Cryer in the KC 600
yard feature dash race.
Don Gerhmann came out of hii
slump to flash his famous finish-
ing kick and beat Fred Wilt by
five yards in the famous Banker's
Mile in 4:09.7. This was Gerh-
mann's fourth straight Banker's
title and his best race in three
weeks. As usual Wilt was in con-
tention until Gerhmann turned on
his kick down the stretch.
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IN THE EQUALLY famous Mer-
riman Two Mile Race, Horace
Ashenfelter, former Penn State
distance ace, closed' strong to
edge two time winner Curtis Stone
by five yards. Bob Dellinger, who
was second to Don McEwen in
the Big Ten Indoor meet ended
up a distant third.
In the great vaulting per-
formance, Richards had the bar
raised to a height of 15'8/s" try-
ing for the new world mark, but
failed to come close in three at-
Don Laz, who has been coming
close to Richards all indoor sea-
son had an off night, missing 15'1"
after clearing 14'6".
IN THE FEATURE college mile.
relay, Illinois, Big Ten Champ,
topped Oklahoma, Big Seven Ti-
tlist in the good time of 3:20. OSU
won the other heat in 3:20.5.
Jim Golliday of Chicago won
the 50 yard dash in :05.3 with Bob
Ulrich of Hinsdale, Illinois, sec-
Jack Heintzman of Peoria
turned in a good high jumping
performance with 6'6%" leap. He
defeated the aging star, Dave Al-
briton former OSU all time great.
TWO MILE RELAY TEAM-Al Rankin, Charles Whiteaker, Aaron Gordon, and Don McEwen turned
in their top two mile relay effort of the-year last night by winning the Tom Jones Feature in the
Chicago Relays. The Foursome, pictured with Coach Don Canham, set the world's record in the
distance Medley relay only a month ago.
To Win NIT; St. Jo ha's Taks Third
tigers Lose Third Straight Game, 6-1
BRAVES 6, TIGERS 1
LAKELAND, FLA. - (R) - os-
ton's Braves cuffed Ed Gray with
two three-run rallies to hand the
Detroit Tigers a 6-1 loss, their
third straight setback yesterday.
Hal Newhouser, making his first
appearance of the spring training
campaign, blanked the Braves
with two hits through the first
four innings as Detroit led 1-0.
* * *
SAM JETHROE'S home run
and a two-run triple by pinch-
hitter Sid Gordon were the big
wallops for the Braves who also
cashed in on Gray's wildness.
Johnny Sain and Vern Bick-
ford stilled the Tiger bats ex-
cept for that of rookie third
baseman Hal Daugherty who
got two singles and drove in the
lone Detroit run.
Newhouser made his first start
of the spring a good one as he
shut out the Braves on two singles
in four frames. But the Boston-
ians found Gray to their liking.
DETROIT'S LONE score was a
lift at that. In the second inning,
Johnny Logan, rookie shortstop,
made a great stop on a smash by
Jerry Priddy but then fired wildly
past first base for a two-base er-
Daugherty then dribbled his
single over second base to score
The Tigers now have won only
two games while losing four and
Manager Red Rolfe is wondering
just what is making Detroit bats
"I CAN'T understand it," Rolfe
said. "Nobody's hitting a lick. It's
bard to figure out, but I don't
The same teams play a return
engagement tomorrow at Braden-
ton with Billy Hoeft, the rookie
southpaw, and Ray Herbert op-
posing Max Surkont and George
Estock, a 16-game winner at Mil-
waukee last season.
SENATORS 7, A's 4
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. -
VP) - The Washington Senators
pummeled Lou Brissie and Bob
Hooper to defeat the Philadelphia
Athletics, 7-4, yesterday and even
the spring training series with the
A's at two-and-two.
Brissie, working his first start
of the season, worked five innings
and left with the Senators holding
a 4-2 lead. The A's tied the score
in the sixth, but the Senators
came back to get two runs off
Hooper in the seventh and an-
other in the ninth.
* * *
PHILS 6, REDS 5
TAMPA, FLA. - ()-Philadel-
phia's Phillies sent Cincinnati to
the laundry again yesterday,
smacking the Redlegs' knuckles
with a 6-5 victory for the home
crew's sixth straight spring exhi-
It was Cincinnati's old nemesis,
Andy Seminick, who did most of
the dirty work. The veteran
Philly catcher banged in four runs
with a three-run homer and a
RED SOX 2, CARDS 1
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.'- (R)
-Walter Masterson and Maurice
McDermott handcuffed the St.
Louis Cardinal hitters as the Bos-
ton Red Sox took a 2 to 1 decision
in their spring exhibition game,
Both clubs scored once in the
first inning. Then Masterson, who
touched for three hits in the open-
ing frame, held the Red-birds to
two singles for the next four inn-
ings. McDermott, despite a touch
of wildness, also was effective,
giving up just one single in four
Them Red Sox put across the
winning run in the fourth on sin-
gles by Walt Dropo, Bobby Doerr
and Billy Goodman.
YANKS 9, ANGELS 6
LOS ANGELES-(;P)--The New
York Yankees slugged four hom-
ers to defeat the Los Angeles An-
gels of the Pacific Coast League,
9-6, yesterday for their fifth'vic-
tory in succession.
Billy Johnson and Joe Collins
and rookies Mickey Mantle and
Jerry Snyder hit for the circuit,
bringing the Yanks' home run to-
tal to a dozen for six games.
Phil Rizzuto, shortstop and most
valuable player in the American
League, twisted his right ankle as
he started to take the field for
the game. He played two innings
but couldn't run without pain and
was replaced by Jim Brideweser.
* * *
WHITE SOX 7, BROWNS 6
PASADENA, Calif .-(P)-Elev-
enth inning blows by rookies J. W.
Porter and Joe De Maestri gave
the Chicago White Sox a 7-6 ex-
hibition baseball victory over the
St. Louis Browns yesterday.
The Browns had sent the game
into extra innings with a four-
run splurge in the ninth.
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CUBS 7, SEALS 5
SANFRANCISCO, CALIF. - (A')
-The Chicago Cubs defeated the
San Francisco Seals of the Pacific
Coast League, 7-5, in an exhibi-
tion baseball game yesterday.
The Cubs got four runs off Bob
Savage in the first inning on
Wayne Terwilliger's double, sin-
gles by Frank Baumholtz and
Andy Pafko and Dee Fondy's
NEW YORK - (R') - Brigham
Young's magnificent Nomads, get-
ting an All-American performance
from bouncing Roland Minson,
shattered D a y t on's cinderella
dreams, 62-43, tonight to win the
National Invitation Basketball
The six-foot Minson, a midget in
this day of hardwood giants,
thrilled a packed Madison Square
garden crowd of. 18,379 with a
fantastic exhibition of rebounding,
stealing and shooting. He couldn't.
* * .
THE ENERGETIC youngster,
with the crew haircut shot Day-
ton dizzy, hitting with either and
both hands and from all parts ofa
the floor to rack up 26 points.
With a 20 point lead, 61-41,
and two and a half minutes to
play, Coach Stanley Watts pulled
out his regular team-Minson
with it--amid a deafening roar
from the crowd.
Minson's six-foot-five teammate,
Mel Hutchins, nullified Dayton's
potent scoring threat, long Don
Meineke, limiting the six foot seven
pivot star to seven points including
only one field goal. Meineke was
the tournament's leading scorer
with a total of 77 points for his
first three games.
With Meineke completely hand-
cuffed, Dayton's popular little
round man, 230-pound Leland Nor-
ris, took the Flyers offensive bur-
den on his own ox-like shoulders
and gave a show that fell only a
mile short of that of Minson.
* RONNIE McGILVRAY'S t w o-
handed jump shot in the final sec-
ond of a double overtime gave St.
John's of Brooklyn a stirring 70-
68 victory over Seton Hall tonight
for the third place consolation in
the National Invitation Basketball
McGihvray took the ball from
Jack McMahon on an out-of-
bounds with seven seconds re-
maining and dribbled the length
of the floor before scoring with
a corner side shot, one of the
most difficult in the game.
Twice, freezing, clock-watching
strategy that St. John's had used
to beat St. Bonaventure earlier in
the tournament failed as Seton
Hall rose to stop attempts at a
last-gasp triumph with the score
Jacksonville Open Tied*
Fuhs Wins Shotput Title
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., - (P) - he Pros tied with Johnson at
Jim Ferrier, tournament veteran, 143 nsuded: Max Evans of De-
and Jack Shields, tournament no- toit. Ed Furgol of Royal Oak,
vice, shot their second straight Mic. had 70-74-144y
four under par 68 for the 36-hole
lead in the $10,000 Jacksonville S
Golf Open yesterday. SANT1IAGO, Chile, -(P) Jim
Fuchs of the United States won the
Ferrier, the big husky Adstralian shotput event with a heave of 56
who plays out of San Francisco. feet 9'a inches as the International
had 33-35 for his 68. Shields, of Track and Field championships got
Cedar Rapids. Iowa, did it with 34 underway yesterday.
3 , ,Hugo Maiocco, also of the United
THEIR 136 TOTALS put them States, won the 800-meter run in
four strokes out front of two one minute, 54.5 seconds. Brown-
youngsters-Bob Toski of North-ing Ross, U.S., was second in 1:55.5,
hampton,Mass., and Milan Maru- and Carlos Gajardo, Chile third,
sic of Albany, N.Y. Toski and 1:57.
Marusic each added 69s to open- HERB McKENLEY of Jamaica
ing round 71s over the 6.508-,yardwon the 200-meter run in 21.1 sec-
Hyde Park course for 140. onds, followed by Donald Campbell,
HePark orse for 14k n U.S., 21.5, and Gustavo Ehlers,
Lew Worsham of Oakmont, Chile, 21.7, and John Voight, U.S.,
Pa., first round leader with 67, 22.3.
needed 74 blows today and had 22.3.
a total of 141. q
Art Doering of Richmond, Va.,
matched yesterday's 71 and stood
at 142. The former Stanford Uni-
versity golfer'sround today was
just the opposite of his first in
spite of the identical total. Yester-
day it was 33 on the front nine and
38 on the back nine; today it was
39 on the front and 32 on the back.
EDDIE JOHNSON, 18-year-old
Florida State University freshman
from Tallahassee, also had a 68 to-
62-62 in regulation time and 66-661
in the first extra session.
THE WINDUP was made double
exciting by the fact that the two
teams great pivot stars-Bob Za-
woluk of St. John's and seven-foot
Walt Dukes of Seton Hall-both
went out within a minute of each
other on five fouls in the first
Dukes had 19 points when the
whistle caught him at two min-
utes and 20 seconds of the first
extra period. Zawolpk had 16
when he was taken out.
The score was tied 68-68 with
exactly a minute remaining and
the ball in Seton Hall's possession
when the New Jerseyites sought to
pull the game out with the same
strategy that had failed St. John's
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