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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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FOLLOWING NCAA:

'Small Squad
Greets Staff
O First Day
(Continued from Page 1)

Gymnasts Travel
To National A AU

The ninth annual NCAA Gym-
nastic Meet is history, but that
r certainly doesn't mean the end of
the season for several members of
the Michigan squad.
Seven Wolverines will compete
in the National AAU Gymnastic
conclave to be held at the De-
troit Fair Grounds' Coliseum on
Friday and Saturday, May 4 and
5.
COACH NEWT LOKEN points
out that three members of his
varsity aggregation, Ed Buchan-
an, Sticks Davidson and Connie
Ettl, will head the Maize and Blue
contingent. This trio will be aug-
>~mented by four freshmen.
Competing from the frosh
ranks will be Dick Bergman in
the flying rings, Duncan Ear-
ley in tumbling, Mary Johnson
on the high bars and Lee Kum-
boltz en the parallel bars
Although approximately 100
athletes competed in the recent
NCAA meet, only one serious in-
jury resulted. Dan Rene of Spring-
field University suffered a frac-
tured vertabrae in attempting a
double cut catch at the front. end
of his swing in the flying rings.
* * *
RENE FELL heavily to'the floor
and was rushed to the University
Hospital. The Springfield gymiiast
has been resting comfortablysince
his entrance at the hospital, but
the dislocation is still evident.
Medics have to straighten the
vertabrae in Rene's back be-
fore he will be allowed to leave
the hospital.,
Another flying rings combatant,
Joe Kleberg of the Army, gave
the fans quite a stir Saturday
evening as he performed his event.
Kleberg removed his hands entire-
ly from the apparatus in the midst
of his performance. When he
reached contact with the rings a
second later, a sigh of relief was
heard throughout the audience.
* * *
THE CADET took a third,
chalking up four points for the

WHO'S ON THE MOUND!
wolverine Pitehing Situation Unertain

lads from the plains high above
the Hudson.
The meet's victor wasn't de-
cided until the last event, which
was the trampoline. Before this
match Florida State had a total
of 26 points'to Southern Cali-
fornia's 202 and defending Il-
linois' 19/.
The Seminoles, the eventual
winners, didn't have any men in
this event with the result that
Illinois and Southern California
both had opportunities to advance
on the Southerners.
* * *
WORKING FOR the Illini was
Big Ten trampoline titleholder,
Bruce Sidlinger, who could if he
won, pick up seven points and
the championship for his team.
The Trojans from balmy Los
Angeles also had entrants in
Bill Roy and Ed Lucitt. How-
ever, everything turned out well
for Florida State as Michigan's
smooth-working Ed Buchanan
won the event with ease.
The meet's outstanding star was
Bill Roetzheim, who compiled 23
of his squad's 26 points. The tan-
ned Seminole captain took first
place honors in the all-around
and the high bar in addition to
taking thirds in the side horse'
and parallel bars and a sixth on
the flying rings.
AFTER THE meet's conclusion
Roetzheim was the subject of en-
ergetic cameramen from Univer-
sal, Fox-Movietope, and Para-
mount News. Roetzheim was par-
ticularly happy over the victory,
for he had previously lived in Chi-
cago and attended the University
of Illinois.
The Seminoles' coach Hartley
Price won his fifth NCAA Gym-
nastic title and his first for the
talented Tallahasseeans. He had
previously coached the Illini to
four pennants. i
Crowding Roetzheim for indi-
vidual honors were Kent State's
Joe Kotys and Michigan State's
Mel Stout.
I-

-Daily-Jack Bergstrom
ROSE BOWL CHAMPIONS RETURN TO THE GRIND
Tyson Takes Over Tiger
Broadcasting; Drowpo Out

F

YOUR OFFICIAL,
MICHIGAN RING

By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Ty Tyson, veteran
Detroit sportscaster, was chosen
yesterday to do the play-by-play
broadcasts of the Detroit Tiger
baseball games during the illness
of Harry Heilmann.
The selection was announced
by Edwin A. Anderson, Presi-
dent of local brewery, which
sponsors the broadcasts.
Heilmann was stricken with,
pneumonia two weeks ago in Lake-
land, Fla., where he went to
broadcast the Tigers' spring train-
ing games. He is now convales-
cing in Ford Hospital here.
Scopis Takes
Handball Title
John Scopis, a senior .in the
dental school, has won the all-
campus handball singles cham-
pionship for 1951.
Scopis gained the crown by best-
ing Bill Riekels in the final match
of the intramural tournament at
the I-M building last week. The
champion had previously beaten
John Grylls, Frank Wollowitz and
Bob Spatz.
* * *
RIEKELS DEFEATED Gene Al-
bin in the semi-finals to advance
to the championship contest with
Scopis.
Last spring, Lee Setomer cap-
tured the handball title by beat-
ing John Kulpinski. Both Seto-
mer and Scopis were members of
Robert Owen Co-op's champion
independent team.

SARASOTA, FLA. - Big Walt
Dropo, who led the Boston Red
Sox in home runs last year, yes-
terday was lost to the team for
possibly two months with a broken
right wrist.
The slugging first baseman
was hit on the wrist by a pitched
ball in the seventh inning of
Sunday's exhibition with De-
troit, which the Sox won 8-1.
Hewas unaware of the extent
of the injury until Dr. Harold T.
Lawler took x-rays this morning
at Sarasota Hospital.
YANKEES 4, INDIANS 2
PHOENIX, ARIZ. - First base-
man Joe Collins smacked a two-
run homer in the 11th inning yes-
terday to give the world champion
New York Yankees a 4-2 decision
over the Cleveland Indians.
SENATORS 5, CHATTANOOGA 3
WINTER GARDEN, FLA.
Sam Mele blasted a first inning
homer with two aboard to help
give Washington a 5-3 defeat of
Chattanooga yesterday. The Sen-
ators got their other runs in the
eighth on successive doubles by
Cass Michaels, Sam Dente and
Frank Sacka.
** *
CARDINALS 2, RED SOX 0
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.-Bril-
liant six-hit pitching by right
handers Gerry Staley and Cloyd
Boyer yesterday gave the St. Louis
Cardinals a 2-0 shutout over the
Boston Red Sox in an exhibition
game here.
NIGHT GAMES
Phillies 8, Dodgers 7
San Antonio (TL) 7, Browns 3

the speed and strength necessary.
No scrimmage is planned for
at least the next two days, and
it's possible none will be held
until after springhvacation.
One position which sorely needs
filling is offensive center, where
the graduation of Carl Kreager
leaves a pivotal gap in the other-
wise solid returning line.
* * *
A SOPHOMORE, Emil Morlock,
who was sidelined last fall because
of a bad knee, is back in harness
and may give reserves Wayne
Melchiori and Howard Welch a
good battle for the spot. Morlock
is big and strong and is a smooth
passer.
At guards, Peter Kinyon and
Bob Timm are in line for first-
string posts next fall. But re-
serves Don Dugger and Don
Rahrig are fast and rugged
enough to gain attention if they
improve sufficiently this spring.
Big Dick Stroszewski, who let-
tered last fall, was on hand to get
in some preliminary conditioning
for the tackle position. Other
tackles who should figure promi-
nently as the drills continue in-
clude Ben Pederson and freshman
Jim Balog.
* * *
AT END, Lowell Perry, Merritt
Green, Tom Kelsey and Fred
Pickard lettered last fall and will
figure prominently in 1951 plans.
But freshmen Gene Knutson and
Bob Topp will have a chance to
break into that formidable quar-
tet, as will a promising defensive
wingman, sophomore Bud Reeme.
Captain Bill Putich, last sea-
son's signal caller, watched prac-
tice from the sidelines. Putich is
ineligible for athletics this se-
mester and must raise his ave-
rage to compete next fall.
If he's converted to halfback, as
many observers feel he will be, a
transfer, Don ZanFagna, looks
like a good bet at quarterback. He
attended Michigan his first semes-
ter, then switched to West Point
for a year. He will be after the
position which ace linebacker Ted
Topor could also claim next fall.
Practice will continue through
this. Thursday, and will be re-
sumed for five weeks after the
spring recess.
Munn Pleased
With Spartan
Grid Outlook
EAST LANSING - 03) - Michi-
gan State football coach Biggie
Munn got a first look at his 1951
football squad yesterday as 167
players answered the opening call
for spring pratcice.
Munn appeared well satisfied
with what he saw.
"They're big enough and we've
got numbers enough," Munn com-
mented as he looked over the turn-
out. "It all depends on whether
or not they want to play football."
For the first' year since the war,
about a dozen freshmen were on
hand with the sophomores and
returning juniors and seniors.

(EDITOR'S NOTE-This is the last
in a series of four articles designed
to introduce the Michigan baseball
team to Daily readers).
By JIM PARKER
It's a pretty tough job to analyze
Michigan's pitching staff this
year-and especially when Coach
Ray Fisher himself is not sure of
who will be doing what on the
mound in the coming diamond
campaign,
This season Fisher is faced with
a problem that he has not been
forced to cope with in recent
years. And that is not having an
experienced pitching ace returning
around whom he can build his.
hurling corps.
ED GRENKOSKI was expected
to provide that nucleus this year,
but the big righthander, who was
one of the top pitchers in the Big
Ten last season, joined the pro
ranks with the New York Yankee
system last February.
So it looks like Fisher will
have to rely on Al Virgona and
Bob Larsen as his starting point
this season. While neither can
be rated as seasoned veterans,
both saw a mixture of relief and
starting assignments last year
in which they proved themselves
capable performers.
Virgona, the strong-armed fire-
baller from Detroit, seems to need
only more confidence in himself
to become a top-notch college
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-Rod Grambeau
hurler. With that confidence
should come " the control that
would make Virgona's blazing fast
ball a potent weapon on the
mound.
Larsen was Fisher's best south-
paw last year, when he won two
games without defeat, one of
which was a crucial victory over
Ohio State with a share /of the
Big Ten title hanging in the bal-
ance.
EARL KEIM is another pitcher
with limited experience from last
year, but the Dearborn right-
hander seems to be destined to
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ED GRENKOSKI
.. ..gone but not forgotten
sharing mound duties with a first
base post.
The remainder of the pitching
staff is completely untried, but
then experience is not exactly in
abundance with Fisher's squad.
Bob Carpenter, a hard working
junior with a good fast ball and
an assortment of "stuff," is a left-
over from last season.
THEN THERE are four sopho-
mores that have caught Fisher's
eye. Two southpaws, John Schuett
from Detroit and Dick Yirkowski
of Chicago; and two righthanders,
Duane Hegedorn, Webster, N.Y.,
and Bill DenHouter, an Ann Ar-
bor High product, are being
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