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THE MICHIGAN DAILY FAG

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Hoover Faces Test
In Trojan Hurdlers

M'Nine To Begin Title Defense Tod

By BYRLE ABBIN
Track captain Don Hoover will
meet the stiffest test of his very
successful career this Saturday and
face the possibility of having his
two conference indoor hurdle titles
blemished slightly by defeats at
the hands of two of the best hurd-
lers ever assembled on one team.
These two, Art Bernard- and
Jack Davis, hold much of South-
ern California's hopes in the top
outdoor triangular meet of the sea-
son at Los Angeles Coliseum be-
tween the Trojans, Michigan, and
Illinois.
* * *
MUCH TO Hoover's disadvan-
tage, both of USC's timber toppers
are specialists, Bernard holding a
decided advantage in the 120-yard
high hurdles, Davis shining bril-
liantly in the 220-yard lows. Thus
Hoover, although able to beat each
of them in their weaker events, will
have a hard time taking a first
from either in his specialty.
The Trojan hurdlers have had
a decided advantage over Hoover
in being able to practice out-
doors, and have three dual meets
under their belts already. In
these meets the pair has been
nothing short of sensational.
Especially was this so in their
Arizona State of Tempe meet. Ber-
nard ran the top high hurdles race
in the United States this year with
a 14.1 timing, and Davis ran the
fastest low hurdles recorded in col-
lege competition this year in a 23.1
effort.
. * *
HOOVER in the meantime has
been making a big name for him-
self in indoor competition. His best
race was a four inch loss to the
great Harrison Dilliard in near
world's record time. His two titles
in the big ten indoor meet, and
his lately won Canadian national
championships titles also add to
the luster.
But, and this is the big differ-
ence, Hoover has not had nearly

the outdoor practice and ex-
perience that his Trojan adver-
saries have. And in races that
are two and three times as long
as he is accustomed to for the
last five months, this puts him at
much disadvantage, especially in
facing the cream of college com-
petition.
Time comparisons put Hoover
somewhat in the background. Hoo-
ver's best high hurdles time lasti
year was 14.4, and his best lows

Wolverines OpposeIllinois'
In Opening Big Ten Contest

By BOB LANDOWNE
Michigan's baseball squad, co-
champions of the Big Ten in 1950,
will begin the defense of their
title when they meet Illinois to-
day and tomorrow on the Ferry
Field diamond.
The weekend series will also
serve as the Wolverines home
opener, and the weather man has
promised his cooperation.
* * *
COACH RAY Fisher seems to
favor Bill Den Houter as his start-
ing moundsman for today's tilt
which will start at 3:30 p.m., while
Bob Larsen will most likely draw
the assignment tomorrow.
But with Fisher still a bit
uncertain as to where his mound
strength lies, a trio of sopho-
mores, Duane Hegedorn, Dick
Yirkowski and John Shuett, as
well as Bob Carpenter, a junior,
may all be called upon for some
hurling duties during the series.
Illini coach, Wally Roettger, is
expected to start a pair of sopho-
BULLETIN
MONTREAL-P)---The Tor-
onto Maple Leafs defeated the
Montreal Canadiens 3 to 2 last
night in a bruising overtime
battle, winning on Harry Wat-
son's goal in 5:15 of the first
overtime period. It was the
third victory for the Leafs
against one for Canadiens in
the four games of the best-of-
seven hockey playoff series, all
four games going into over-
time for a record in Stanley
Cup play.
mores who havehshown great
promise so far this season as
Illinois complied a 4-5 won lost
record.
Trey are Carl Ahrens, a right-
hander, and southpaw George
Maier.
AHRENS WILL probably get the
nod today, but if the lefthanded
Maier throws, then Fisher will
switch his assignments and will
also pitch a lefthander, namely
Larsen, saving the righthanded
Den Houter for tomorrow.
Su Porting his two young

DON HOOVER
.... leads "M" in LA '
was the third fastest ever run in
college competition, 23.0.
But fortunately enough, these
time comparisons do have their
limitations, since Hoover's were
made in 1950, the Trojan pair in
1951.
THE MAIZE AND BLUE captain
has improved greatly this year, as
his indoor results attest to.
The before mentioned trio of
hurdlers will also get top compe-
tition from a trio of expert Illini
cindermen, Jerry Kata, Joel Me-
Nulty, and Wayne Vieth, as well
as Michigan's Van Bruner and
Wally Atchison.
Thus the two hurdle races will
get much attention this Saturday
afternoon, because of both the top
men competing and the key part
they play in the race for team
championship.

Williams .Wins
I-M Softball
Opener,_14-0
Williams House started its bid
for another IM championship yes-
terday with a 14-0 softball trounc-
ing of Strauss. The game was the
most lopsided affair of the after-
noon which saw twelve other in-
dependent, professional fraternity,
and dorm teams begin their sea-
sons.
The Williams conquest also had
one of the outstanding perform-
ers of the day. Cliff Pay pitched
the shutout, allowing only one hit
and added a home run to help
his own cause.
* s .
ANOTHER STAR of the day
was Mal Robertson who almost
single-handedly accounted for
Prescott's 6-2 win over Adams.
Robertson homered t w i ce
driving in two runs ahead of
him both times to account for
all of his team's scoring.
Colen La led Wenley House to
a narrow victory over Tyler when
he homered with two teammates
aboard and brought the score to
7-6 in the last inning.
IN THE PRO fraternity league
Slim Thomas of the Law Club got
his team's game with Phi Delta
Epsilon off to a flying start.
Thomas was leadoff hitter and
homered his first time up.
His efforts were somewhat in
vain as the game ended in an 8-8
tie,
In another pro fraternity, the
Alpha Rho Chi's poured on their
hitting power to out-slug Alpha
Kappa K;appa 16-7.

pitchers, Roettger also has two
remaining lettermen, H e r b
Agase and Ed Zinker, who can
be expected to see duty if neces-
sary,
Although Gus Steger, last year's
leading slugger in the Conference,
has graduated, the Illini still can
present some formidable btting
strength.
** *
THIRD BASEMAN Dick Raklo-
vits of football fame, known as
"Rocky" on the diamond, has re-
turned, as have centerfielder Lou
Krantz, now filling the cleanup
position left vacant by Steger, and
Captain Bill Hoffman who will
handle the receiving chores
Raklovits hit .324 last year
and though Krantz posted a
commendable .297 his value in
the clutch may be more impor-
tant, as indicated by his game
winning three-run homer which
broke up a scoreless battle in
the eleventh inning against
Western Michigan last week.
Also gathering attention with
his bat is sophomore first base-
man, Bob Moore, who blasted a
grand slam homer against South-
west Louisiana on the Illini south-
ern trip earlier this month.
* * *
AROUND SECOND base Illinois
has a reliable combination in
shortstop George Parenti a hold-
over from 1950, and second base-
man Jerry Baranski who did util-
ity duty last year,
The Michigan - Illinois series
which inaugurated Western Con-
ference baseball exactly 59 years
ago today finds the Wolverines
with 59-44 won and lost advan-
tage over the Illini.
Last year the teams split their
two games at Champaign, Michi-
gan winning 6-5 and then drop-
ping the second encounter 9-2.
The Illini finished fourth in the
Conference standings with a 6-5
record.
North, South
Golf Tourney
Enters Semis
PINEHURST, N.C. - (I) - The
North and South Amateur Golf
Tournament settled down to a
North Carolina - Georgia match
yesterday as Georgia's Hobart
Manley and Bill (Dynamite) Good-
loe joined Pinehurst's Dick Chap-
man and Billy Joe Patton, Mor-
ganton, North Carolina, in notch-
ing quarter-final victories.
Three of the matches went the
full 18-hole distance, with the
fourth ending on the 17th green
of the Pinehurst Country Club.
* * *
MANLEY, long-hitting Savan-
nah youngster, had unexpected
trouble before putting away 38-
year-old Dr. W. J. Panowski of
Towson, Maryland, 2 up. His op-
ponent in a 36-hole semi-final to-
day will be Chapman, lone re-
maining Walker Cup team first
stringer, who had to hustle to
gain a one up victory over Jack
Coyle, Springfield, Illinois.
Ypsi Normal Blanks
Wayne 1-0 on Diamond
YPSILANTI -(JP)- Michigan
Normal College right-hander Art
Sheridan pitched a one-hitteryes-
terday as his school set down
Wayne University 1-0 in the base-
ball opened for both teams.
John McMillan got Wayne's only
hit-a fly to center that was mis-
judged and fell safely.
The Hurons, who collected five
hits off two Wayne pitchers, scored
their only run in the sixth. Chuck

Paige had two hits for the winners.I

College Billiard Wizards
Here for National Meet

Captain Hetzeck Product
Of Michigan Net Hotbed)

TRUMAN TRIES AGAIN:
MajorLoops Gird For Second Round
NEW YORK-(M)-Seven major vived Chicago White Sox trying who won the 1950 National LeE
league clubs which made their 1951 to trim Detroit before the home race on the final day and 1
debuts away from home will run folks. bowed in four straight to the Y
up the bunting in their own ball The Brooklyn Dodgers and New kees, play their home op
yards today. York Giants, two top favorites to against the Boston -Braves; the
If it doesn't rain again in Wash- win the National League flag, come Louis Cardinals entertain the
ington, President Truman finally to grips at the Polo Grounds under cago Cubs in a night fray.
will get his chance to throw out the rather unpromising circumstances. Up to this point, attendance
first ball when the Capital City's They will find themselves compet- not been too good anywhere. (
Senators engage the champion New ing for patronage against a paradenobentogdaywr.C
York Yankees at Griffith Stadium honoring Gen. Douglas MacAr Cincinnati had its traditional
thur. out on opening day, and there i
THE CHIEF executive has been ay«* been some exceptionally
warmed up ever since last Monday, THE PHILADELPHIA Phillies, crowds all around the two circ
when the game originally was
scheduled. To make up the deficit
the Yanks and Senators will play Major League Standings
two games, one in the afternoon
and one at night, with Truman
performing at the matinee. AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
Other American League open- 'w L Pct, W L I
OhrAeiaLegeoe- New York ..... 2 0 1.Q00 Pittsburgh .... 2 0 1.1
ers will find the bruised Boston Cleveland .... 2 0 1.004 Chicagoh ..... 2 0 1.
Red Sox playing host to the Phil- Washington ... 2 0 1.000 New York ...... 2 2
adelphia Athletics, the Cleve- Chicago ...... 2 0 1.000 Boston ....... 2 2
land Indians throwing open their troit.......0 2 .000 Brooklyn ...«,. 1 1 ,
huge Municipal Stadium to the Dtrois.......0 2 .000 Brilyp .. 1 1
St. Louis Browns, and the re- S. Louis ..... 0 2 .000 Piladelphia .. 1 1 .
hi"-r^-lhia,. t ^^ft t ~- - 0

By GEORGE FLINT
One of the reasons for Michi-
gan's great dual meet record over
the past two tenis seasons and the
man who'll lead the Wolverines
into their season opener against
Western Michigan on Monday is
Al Hetzeck, a smooth-stroking
court veteran.
Hetzeck, co-captain with Don
Mackay last year and captain this
season, started on the road to net
stardom as a young man in Ham-
tramek.
IN THAT HOTBED of racquetry,
he had the kood fortune to learn
the game from Mrs. Jean Hoxie,
one of the most famous of anma-
teur tennis instructors.
Under her direction he won
the National Interscholastic
title, and two national indoor
doubles titles. The last of these
championships came after four
and one-half hours of tight and
tremulous tennis.
From Hamtramck to collegiate
competition was an easier step for
Hetzeck than for many young ten-
nis players. Blessed with quick re-

BILL DenHOUTER
. .opens Illini series

flexes and a smooth stroke, he
was not a power player. Nor has
he now developed the Kramer type
of "big game" so popular these
days.
* * * ,
HE NEVERTHELESS is a strong
man at net play, with an accurate
overhead smash and a sufficiently
aggressive style of play to keep
him from being rated a "retriever"
of the Segura type.
Hetzeck played at Kalamazoo
College in 1947 and was the state
junior champion in both '46 and
'47.
Then he came to Michigan, and
after sitting out the 1948 season
because of ineligibility as a trans-
fer student,"came back in 1949 to
break into the Andy Paton-led
Maize and Blue squad.
* * *-
NUMBER TWO MAN that year,
Aetzeck also played at that spot
last season, and was a consistent
winner for Coach Bill Murphy's
men.
In the conference meet, he lost
out in the semi-finals in a hard-
fought match and was on the~run-
ner-up number one doubles team
with Don Mackay.
As number one man, he'll face
rugged competition this season as
the Murphymen seek to continue
their dual meet victory string,
which was extended to 23 last sea-
son.

By DICK LEWIS
Champions galore will feature the
National Intercollegiate Billiard
Championships to be held today
and tomorrow at the Michigan Un-
ion.
In addition to eleven of the na-
tion's top collegiate billiard play-
ers, professional luminaries Willie
Hoppe, Willie Mosconi, and Char-
lie Peterson will be on hand at
this annual event.
MOST HEATED competition is
expected to be in the pocket billi-
ard division. Leroy Kinman of
Eastern Kentucky, two-time title-
holder,,looms a top-heavy favorite.
Kinman, whom tourney judge
Peterson terms a "tough boy to
beat," must be at his peak to
conquer an outstanding field.
Notable among -his opposition is
Joseph Saponaro of Suffolk Uni-
versity in Boston. Caponaro, a
four-time father, recently put
champion Mosconi to a stiff test
in a Boston exhibition.
* * *
JOHN WHALEY of Notre Dame,
Jap Schoolboy
Wins Marathon
BOSTON - (-) - A stolid 19-
year-old Japanese schoolboy, Shi-
geki Tanaka, from atomic-bombed
Hiroshima, strictly followed his
own timhe schedule yesterday to
become the sixth consecutive for-
eigner to win the famous Boston
A.A. Marathon.
In so doing, however, he missed
the 26 miles - 385 yards course
record by two minutes, six seconds.
Tanaka broke the tape in 2:27.45,
about two third's of a mile ahead
of John Lafferty, the sponsoring
B.A.A. 's favorite.
AFTER ALMOST ignoring the
terrific pace his 26-year-old coun-
tryman, Shunji Koyanagi, set from
the first through the 22nd mile,
Tanaka negotiated the range of
four hills so easily that he ap-
peared certain to erase the 2:25:39
mark Korean Sun Bok Suh set
here in 1947.
But instead of extending him-
self over the last two miles of
easy going, Tanaka religiously
followed his pre-race plans,
which called for only a comfort-
able finish drive.
"I knew I could win if I stuck
to my own schedule," the victor
explained through an interpreter.
"I didn't plan a record-breaking
race, I ran only to win."

who is, incidentally, Saponaro 's
arch-rival, and William Lebold of
Washington State complete this
event's roster.
The struggle for the straight
rail laurels shapes up as a duel
among Conrado Roa of-Michi-
gan, Leonard Stein of Wisconsin
and Normand Poirier of Cornell.
Roa led the qualifying trials with
a high run of 47 in this contest.
Perhaps the most scientific of
all competition, the three-cushion
championship, is also a three-fold
tussle which promises to be tight.
Michigan's entry is Larry Gray,
who led the way in the Chicago
team competition with a tally of
26 points in fifteen innings.
HIS HIGH CALIBRE opposition
will consist of Bob Mausert of
Florida University, recent winner
of the intercollegiate telephone
set-shot tourney, and Ronald
Goldberg, three-cushion champion
from Illinois.
The three professional wizards
plan to do more than just offi-
ciate while in Ann Arbor. Pet-
erson, America's fancy shot
champion was seen in an amaz-
ing exhibition last night. He
plans to give a similar showing
for "the boys in the hospital"
and also for championship on-
lookers.
The 74-year-old billiard magi-
cian, a recent television star, will
attempt to make his fabulous ca-
rom magic shot. This is achieved
by striking the ball as squarely as
possible, and then counting the
cushions hit. Peterson's high-wat-
er mark in this stunt is 13.
Mosconi, six-time world pocket
billiard champion, and Hoppe, the
ageless cue veteran will engage
in similar exhibitions.

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