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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1951




rample NC State, 84-70
BESTROOKIE? KentuckyWallops St. Johns
Can Yanks Aggies Also Win in NCAA
New Whiz Big Ten Champs Put Game on Ice with
T1f 18 Point Spree in Final Minutes of Contest

Fisher Encounters Infield Problems

* * * *


Versatile EttI Sets Pace
For Michigan Gymnasts

"Versatility plus" would be an
appropriate phrase to describe the
work of Michigan's most consist-
ent scorer in gymnastic meets this
When Pete Barthell, coach Newt
Loken's ace, left school because of
scholastic difficulties after the
first semester, the tough job of
keeping the Wolverinesin conten-
tion with other squads was sud-
denly thrust upon one Connie
Ettl has doen his part well along
with Ed Buchanan in attempting
to hold the gymnasts high in con-
ference competition. No blame
whatsoever can be laid upon Ettl's
shoulders for Michigan's defi-
ciency in winning meets.
junior is Loken's most reliable
athlete as he performs with great
ability in all five events. The
quintet of gym exercises consists
of the horizontal bar, which is
Ettl's specialty, the parallel bar,
the rings, tumbling, and the side
In speaking of Ettl, the Maize
and Blue mentor had this to
say: "Connie always reaches
his peak in the meets which is
the sign of a great natural com-
petitor." Exemplifying this
statement is the fact that Con-
nie has compiled 92 points for
leadership among his mates in
meets this season.

and at Ann Arbor the following
coming important matches Ettl is
working on six events which are
included in the Big Ten and NCAA
Numbered among t h e six
events are the four apparatus
efforts, free exercise, and the
long horse. This sextet consti-
tutes the all-around champion-
ship, whose titleholder in the
NCAA is Kent State's Joe Kotys.
Prior to his entrance at Michi-
gan, Connie held the all-around
gymnastic crowr-for three conse-
cutive years in his native Milwau-
kee. In addition to gymnastics,
Connie displayed his talents in
track performing in the 100 yard
dash and the pole vault.
Connie competed for the Ameri-
can Turner, a private organiza-
tion in Milwaukee before entering
high school.
Being the outstanding athlete
that he is, Ettl is holding up the
rich sporting tradition of his
abode in the Phi Kappa Tau
house, a room which is appropri-
ately dubbed the Athletic Club.

LOS ANGELES-(OP)-"He's the
greatest prospect I've seen in my
time, and I go back quite a ways,"
said Bill . Dickey, the Yankees'
catching coach, "I'll swear I ex-
pect to see that boy just take off
and fly any time.
Dickey, who does not enthuse
easily about anything or anybody,
was, of course, referring to Mick-
ey Mantle. And what he said about
this 19-year-old refugee from a
lead mine was only typical of what
every baseball man on the coast
is saying.
THEY SAY this husky Yankee
kid can't miss being one of the
greatest. No rookie in this writer's
recollection has created the spon-
taneous commotion that Mantle
has stirred up since he reported
to the Yanks' school at Phoenix in
Mickey, whose 190 pounds are
stacked on a solid 5-11 frame,
hits with frightful power either
from left or right. He is an ex-
tremely modest, quiet youngster.
He finished high school at Com-
merce, Okla., only two years ago,
and he gives the impression that
all this is something of a pleas-
ant surprise to him.
"I don't know which side I can
hit better from," he says, serious-
ly. "I'm righthanded, but it seems
natural to hit from either side.
I guess I've hit lefthanded more,
but that's because there are more
righthanded pitchers."
After watching Mickey lay down
a bunt and fly to first, students
agree it will be very difficult ever
to nail him on the second half of
a double play. He did not compete
in track and so never has been
timed. He looks, offhand, as
though he might do the hundred
in about 9.8.
The only question in anyone's
mind is how long it will take the
kid, fresh out of Class C ball, to
learn to play the outfield the way
it must be played in the big show.
It was as a shortstop that he hit
.383 for Joplin in the Western
Association last year.

NEW YORK - (A) - Illinois,
champion of the Big Ten, put on
a rousing finish in the final five
minutes last night to beat North'
Carolina State, 84-70, and move
into the finals of the Eastern di-
vision of the NCAA basketball,
tourney, where they'll meet Ken-
tucky, 59-43 victors over St.'
Meanwhile, at Kansas City, a
scrawny 145-pound guard named
Joe McKephen scared the day-'
lights out of Oklahoma A & M
with 15 points before the nation's
number two team eked out a 50-
46 victory over Montana State in
the semi-finals of the Western
The Illini, ahead at half time
by 40-29, apparently were headed
for defeat when the underdog
Southern Conference champions
came from behind to lead at 66-65
with little more than five minutes
nois broke the game wide open.
Baskets by Don Sunderlage and
Rod Fletcher put the Illini out in
front at 69-68. The Big Ten
champs broke loose for 11 straight
ponts to make it 80-68.
Sunderlage, Fletcher and Ted
Beach were the big guns as the
lads f r o m Champaign, Ill.,
turned the game into a rout.
Each flung in two baskets in the
Illini spurt.
Altogether Sunderlage scored 21
points, Fletcher 19 and Beach 17.
Sunderlage and Fletcher each got
nine field goals. Beach rimmed
eight two-pointers.
S* *
goals was a spectacular long shot
that set a tourney record of 61 feet.
8 inches. The heave came as the
halftime buzzer went off and elec-
trified the crowd.
This gave the Illini their 11-
point intermission edge.
Kentucky broke their game
wide open after St. John's had
erased an eight-point deficit to
tie the score at 43-43 with five
minutes to play.

sidelines under the NCAA rule
that prohibits a player from com-
peting four years for his college.
McKethen, wearing glasses and
dribbling left-handed, scored only
three times from the floor but he
dropped in nine free-throws to
keep the Rocky Mountain team in
the running and the 9,000 fans
* * *
Washington 0, Texas A & M 40.
(Western playoffs)-

il -

By The Associated Press
SARASOTA, Fla. - Starter Sid
Hudson and Gene Bearden held the
Boston Red Sox to seven hits to-
day as the Washington Senators
gained a'6-5 decision before 2,487
'C * *
BRADENTON, Fla.--Gene Mau-
ch's ' single scored Earl Torgeson
with the winning run yesterday as
the Boston Braves tallied four
times in the tenth inning to defeat
the Cincinnati Reds, 11-10.
The Tribe's big tenth cancelled
out a three run Red rally in their
half of the same inning which fea-
tured Lloyd Merriman's two-run
inside the park homer.
-C * *
Catcher Clyde McCullough belted
a four-run homer yesterday as the
Pittsburgh Pirates walloped the
St. Louis Browns 13-4 in an ex-
hibition game.
McCullough's wallop came in the
second inning when the Pirates
scored 11 runs.
* * *

The youngster is being groomed
to fill Joe DiMaggio's shoes.
DiMaggio made a motion to-
wards snapping out of his spring
batting slump by getting a single
in two times at bat. He now has
three hits in 21 tries, an average of
~~* * * ,
run by pinchhitter Hal Rice with
one on in the third inning gave
the St. Louis Cardinals a 2-1 vic-
tory over the New York Giants be-
fore a crowd of 3,423 yesterday.
Rice connected off southpaw
Frank Fanovich, driving the ball
over the right field wall.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.-Rookie
first baseman Chuck Connors sing-
led with the bases loaded in the
10th inning yesterday to give the
Chicago Cubs an 8-7 decision over
the Cleveland Indians.
A three run homer by pitcher
Paul Minner and a single homer
by Frankie Baumholtz gave the
Cubs four runs in the sixth inning
off Bob Lemon. The Cubs tied the
score 7-7 in the seventh.

(EDITOR'S NOTE-This is the sec-
ond in a series of four articles de-
signed to introduce the Michigan
baseball team to Daily readers.)
There's a small puzzle board on
the desk of Michigan baseball
Coach Ray Fisher.
It is shaped like an infield and
in it are four slots of various
shapes and sizes. In his spare
moments he contemplates the
board and his list of ball playing
* * *
THE TASK at hand is the se-
lection of four men to fit into the
scheme to produce an inner circle
combination which will combine
airtight fielding and adequate hit-
ting for the rapidly approaching
1951 baseball season.
One of the slots will be filled
by veteran third baseman Gerry
Dorr who is a virtual cinch to
return to the hot corner. He
led the Wolverines in batting

Senators Halt Bosox 6-5;
Cards Take Pitchers' Duel

. .Sure-fire third sacker
* * * -
last year with 15 hits in 44 trips
to the plate for a .341 mark.
Among those safeties were two
triples and a pair of doubles. His
defensive work was not so impres-
sive, however. Six errors pushed
his fielding percentage down to
.860 for the 12 game Conference
* * *
SINCE THERE are no other
holdovers, the remaining three
positions will not be disposed of
so easily. At first base the com-
petition is keen and so far Fisher
has only decided on one player's
status, big Earl Keim.
Keim has been hurling in
practice and has shown consid-
erable potential but his hitting
progress h a s prompted the
coach to install him at first
when- the opposing pitcher is a
left hander.
The question of who will take
over against pitchers who toss
them from the right side is wide
Al Weygandt has a slight edge
so far over a group that includes

Mark Scarr, Dave Krupp, and
Paul Geyer. When practice ses-
sions are held outdoors the an-
swer will be simplified consider-
ably. -.
UP THE MIDDLE there's a new
combination in the making, and it
looks like an all-sophomore battle.
Second base candidates are Gil
Sabuco and Tom Goulish. The
shortstops a r e Frank Putich,
Bruce Haynam and Bob -Vander-
If preseason dope means any-
thing someone somewhere on
the infield is going to have to
step aside to make room for a
Detroit youngster named Bill
The reason he is not classified
by position is that he can play any
of them except catcher. He may
be the answer to the problem at
first, or he may slip into the key-
stone combination if others fail
to develop.
With workouts still confined to
the Field House Sabuco, Putich
and Haynam have had no oppor-
tunity to display their talents or
lack thereof. Consequently Fish-
er can only guess at possibilities
for the center of the diamond.
Rifle Contest
Won byn"ROTC
The Army ROTC rifle team out-
shot members of the University
Rifle Club by a scant seven points
Wednesday night to win their an-
nual small bore match.
It marked the secold time in as.
many years that the Army crack-
shots have bettered the Rifle Club
squad. This time the score was
1384 to 1377.
Deadeyes Martin Everitt and
George Becwith tied for ROTCt
individual honors with scores of
283 out of a possible 300 points.

w --U

Our convenient

Freshman Matmen Compete
In Annual AAU Tournament

The affabrous Ettl eagerly re-
lates that he is looking forward;
to the Big Ten and NCAA meets,
which are slated for this coming
Saturday at Madison, Wisconsin,

Freshman Wrestling Coach Bob
Betzig will enter 15 of his top


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Drops Football

first-year men in the annual state'
AAU Tournament, held this year
at the Detroit Western YMCA on
the nights of March 30 and 31.
Betzig's list includes five former
high school champions from as
many different states.
THEY ARE Bruce Bemis, for-
mer Wisconsin prep titlist at 137

the 128-pound class. Olaf Karl-
strom, who did his prep wrestling
at the Cranbrook School, is ex-
pected to enter at 137 pounds.
A dearth of 157 and 167-pound
candidates leaves Betzig with vir-
tually no outstanding light-heivy-
weights. Best of an inexperienced
group at the lighter weight are
Dean Loree and Harmon Nine.
Bronson Rumsey, former captain
of the Hill School team in Penn-
sylvania, is Betzig's only candi-
date at the 167-pound level.

WASHINGTON-(P)-In a com- pounds; Myles Lee, 147-pound
pletely unexpected move, George- champion from Colorado; Doug
town University yesterday dropped O'Shaughnessy, Eastern Prep
intercollegiate football. School winner at 177-pounds last
Fifteen other schools have done year; Ernie Graf, former Ann Ar-
so in the stress of the national bor High wrestler who topped
emergency. Michigan's 175-pound division in
The announcement, citing dif- 1949, and Heavyweight Don Ben-
ficulties raised by "the uncertain- nett, 1949 Illinois state titlist.
ty of the times," came from the Betzig will also enter ten oth-
Very Rev. Hunter F. Guthrie, S.J., er grapplers of varying experi-
president of the university. He ence and background. At 121-
made public a letter to the moder- pounds, Betzig will call upon
ator of athletics, Rev. Cornelius Norm Mangouni, an Ann Arbor-
A. Herlihy. ite with possibilities but little
Georgetown, one of the nation's experience.
oldest football colleges, was the Norvard (Snip) Nalan, second-
third major independent school place finisher in the Iowa high
to drop the sport since the Korean school championships last year,
war began. The other two are and Sandy Schemnitz, a transfer
St. Mary's of California and student from the University of
Duquesne. Wisconsin, will test the field in





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