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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE THREE

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SLAMMING SOPHI:
Johnson Makes Fourth
Rockford Golfer for 'M'

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By HANLEY GURWIN
Rockford, Illinois seems to be a
training ground for University of
Michigan golfers.
In recent years, Rockford has
supplied the Maize and Blue with
three top notch golfers, including
Phil Marcellus and Dave Barkley,
National Collegiate Champion in
1949. The most recent .of the Illi-
nois linksmen is Captain Dean
Lind of this year's squad.
* * *
NOW A FOURTH man from the
golf-crazy town has joined the
team. He Is Russ Johnson, a soph-
omore who shows great promise
of equaling the greatness which
his predecessors from home have
shown while playing as Wolver-
ines.
When Russ was a sophomore
playing golf for East Rockford
High School, Lind was a senior
on the squad. In fact, it ws
Lind that persuaded him to
come to Michigan.
Unlike Lind, who has walked off
with major events at several
tournaments, Johnson hasnever
won a major event. However, he
does state with pride that he has
qualified in every tournament that
he has entered.
QNE OF Johnson's golfing ac-
complishments was placing third
from Illinois in the National
Junior Chamber of Commerce
'Tournament held at Houston,'
Texas, a few years ago. Incidental-
ly, first place from Illinois was
captured by Lind.
Johnson started playing the
game of golf when he'was eight
years old. This was partly due{
to the great opportunity for
playing golf which Rockford of-

fered its young athletes. John-
son recalls that for a small sum
paid at the beginning of the
summer, a kid could play golf on
any of three good local courses
every morning during the sum-
mer.
The Rockford linkster claims
that his biggest thrill in golf came
when he was sixteen years old,
while he was playing in the Chi-
cago District Junior Tournament.
He was paired against Roger Kess-
ler, a member of the University of
Michigan golf team and captain
for the following year.
* * *
BY SHOOTING a two-under
par 68, he defeated Kessler five
up with four holes to play. The
fact that Russ was defeated in
what he terms his "Jinx second
round" does not distract from the
big thrill of turning back the
Michigan star.
The Rockford sophomore does
not consider that his best round
of golf however. Johnson. gives
that distinction to the two suc-
cessive rounds of 69 which he
carded in practice on the tough
2'par University course last fall.
Coach Bert' Katzenmeyer's con-
fidence in Johnson's ability to pro-
vide Michigan with a sound golfer
is shown by the fact that he has
installed the short, but powerful
Johnson as a regular starter in
varsity matches.
* * *
HIS BEST performances this
year were a 72 which he turned in
against Duke during the southern
tour and a one-over par 73 which
he carded against Ohio State and
Purdue in a triangular meet at
Columbus. Johnson states that he
hasn't had more of these low
rounds due to a loss of his usuall-
sure. putting eye.
Despite this temporary lag in
putting, Johnson feels that his
play on the green, which he con-
siders the best part of his game,
is definitely coming around. He
has been dropping quite a few'of
the long putts lately which has
led him to believe that his scores
will improve.
Johnson is the fourth from
Rockford, but he may not be the
last. Both he and Lind are now
trying to convince another prom-
ising golfer from the hometown
to come to school at Michigan. If
they succeed, Rockford may claim
a permanent spot of the varsity
team.
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Wildcats, Badgers Provide
Crucial Weekend Contests

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McEwen Favored to Retain
Two Mile Conference Title

Michigan Aces To Face Big Ten Opponents
In Attempt To Capture Conference Crown
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RUSS JOHNSON
... Rockford's latest
12I1 Chooses
Wst Quad's
Top Athlete
Earl Kauffman, a second semes-
ter freshman from Washington,
D.C., was named as the outstand-
ing athlete in the West Quad yes-
terday at the anual banquet hon-
oring the quad's sports partici-
pants.
Kauffman took part in fourteen
sports for Williams House and
was named all-IM in water polo.
In the residence halls track meet,
he took a first in the 880 yard run
and he was nominated for all-
campus honors in football and
softball.
He is enrolled in the Natural
Resources school and intends to
go into forestry after graduation.
In other presentations Williams
House was awarded the Wagner
Centennial Trophy for the house
in the quad with the highest ath-
letc standing. The trophy is given
annually but was retired this year
after Williams won it for the third
year in a row. Second in the West
Quad standings was Allen-Rumsey
House, while Wenley House took
third.

A crucial weekend looms for the
Wolverine Baseball squad.
With a little smile from "lady-
luck" and an assist from Iowa or
Minnesota, the Michigan nine may
bring back the Conference base-
ball crown when it returns to Ann
Arbor after a four game road trip.
COACH Ray Fisher's charges
play Notre Dame today, tackle
Northwestern in a single game to-
morrow, and then face Wisconsin
in a double-header Saturday.
Garbi Tadian will start
against the Irish today with
Dick Lirkosky, Jack Corbett, and
Mary Wisniewski to face North-
western and Wisconsin.
Michigan with a 7-3 record
trails the "Fighting Illini," who
stand at the top of the heap regis-
tering nine wins against three
losses.
* * *
ILLINOIS also has three Big
Ten games to play, facing Minne-
sota once and Iowa twice this Fri-
day and Saturday at Champaign.
Three Michigan victories cou-
pled with one Illinois loss will
enable the Wolverine squad to
capture its 20th baseball crown,
the 15th under Coach Fisher.
The Maize and Blue must come
from behind because a double
header was rained out with Pur-
due last Saturday.
If everything goes as Michigan
rooters hope for, the Wolverines
will edge Illinois for first place
.769 to .733. The two top pitchers
in the Big Ten will clash when
Illinois meets Minnesota. Illini
Gerry Smith and Gopher Paul Giel
each have a 4-0 record in four
complete games.
* * *
GARBI TADIAN will start
against Notre Dame today. Tadi-
an has a 1-0 record, notching his
lone win against the Universilty of
Detroit. Senior Milt Heath and
Freshman Ralph Fagg may also
see some action ongthe yound to-
day.

Madison. The Badgers have a
chance to climb into second place
if they take both games from the
Wolverines.
Shortstop Harvey Kuenn, third-
baseman Ten Baumgarten, and
outfielders Gust Vergetis are all
batting over the .300 mark for
Wisconsin.
Coach "Dynie" Mansfield will
probably name sophomore Harold
Raether and Gene Radke to face
the Michigan nine.

DON McEWEN
.. . another record?

Phi Sigs Defeat Phi Delts, 7-6,ToR ahI Sft llFn s
Teac * l Sotbl Fal

(Second in a series of articles dealing
with the Western Conference Outdoor
Track and Field Championships to be
held in Ann Arbor May 30-31. Today
the two mile is spotlighted.)
By DAVE LIVINGSTON
Don McEwen, who ran the sec-
ond fastest collegiate two mile in
history last Saturday, will be odds-
on favorite to cop the two mile
title for the third straight year
in next week's Big Ten Track and
Field Championships.
Rich Ferguson of Iowa and Illi-
nois' Ocie Trimble, a couple of
better than average distance men,
should provide McEwen with the
stiffest competition he's faced all
season, but the Wolverine Captain
is still the best two-miler in the
country and the all-time great in
Western Conference annals.
* * *
THE MEET will mark the final
Ferry Field appearance for Mc-
Ewen, one of the most colorful
athletes ever to roam the Wolver-
ine cinder trails.
The Canadian speedster, who
last year set a conference mile
record in addition to winning
the longer distance, will be en-
dangering the two mile mark of
9:10.4 established by Walter
Mehl of Wisconsin in 1938, even
though he will again double in
both events.
McEwen has sped the longer
distance under 9:05 eight times
during his collegiate career, and
holds the distinction of running
more mile and two mile races in
record, or near record, time than
any other athlete in Western Con-
ference history.
* * *
HIS CHIEF competition in the

Big Ten meet appears to be Fer-
guson, a fellow Canadian who,
like McEwen, will be seeking a
spot on his country's Olympic
team.
Ferguson, whose best time at
two miles is an excellent 9:09.9,
finished second to the Wolverine
in last winter's conference in-
door meet with a 9:19.5 clocking.
Illinois' Trimble and Lawton
Lamb, who finished fourth and
fifth, respectively, in the indoor
affair, will be strong contenders
inthe Ferry Field extravaganza.
Trimble is capable of breaking
9:20.
Michigan mentor Don Canham
will pin his hopes for a second
Wolverine finishing among the top
five on Bill Hickman, a senior
who has been improving rapidly.
Other strong two-milers include
George Branam of Indiana, Jim
Kepford of Michigan State, and
Minnesota's Bill Torp.
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Phi Sigma Delta edged out Phi
Delta Theta yesterday, 7-6, in a
thrilling extra inning softball en-
counter to move into the finals of
the first-place fraternity playoffs.
Larry Sperling stole the show
as he drove in six out of the Phi
Sig's seven runs with a homerun
and two triples.
S * *
PHI DELT went into the bottom
of the fifth leading 3-2, but the
Phi Sigs soon erased that lead as
Sperling hit his second triple of
the day with two aboard to give
them a one run cushion.
The Phi Delts knotted the
score in the top of the sixth
when Doug Lawerence scored
Larry Wegienka from third with
a fly ball to move the game into
extra innings.
The score remained tied until
the top of the eighth when Bob
Kunz broke the deadlock with a
two run bingle to center. Scoring
on the play was Wegienka with
his third marker of the game.
* * *
THE STAGE was set. Sperling
came to bat with two men on and
delivered with a clutch homerun
to win the game. Sperling's homer
not only won the game but also
enables Phi Sigma Delta to meet
the winner of today's Kappa Sig-
ma-Delta Sigma Delta game for
the fraternity championship.
In other fraternity play, Phi
Kappa Sigma was defeated by
Pi Lamba Phi, Tau Delta Phi
bowled over Chi Psi 15-6, and
Phi Gamma Delta beat Sigma
Alpha Epsilon 2-0.
In the feature game among the
Independents, Hayden knocked off
Hinsdale behind the three hit

pitching 'of Dick Weinberg in a
semi-final match. Ralph and Har-
old Keifer paced the Haydenmen
by both polling out decisive home-
runs.
In other independent play
Greene smothered Scott by the
tremendous score of 18-6. Cooley
rapped Allen Rumsey 12-3 in the
third place playoffs.
Horseshoe play found Phi Sig-
ma Kappa winning out over Kappa
Sigma, 2-1, Alpha Sigma Phi de-
feating Theta Chi 2-1, and Delta
Sigma Phi beat Phi Kappa Psi,
2-1.
Brooklyn Sets
Major League
Scoring Mark
BROOKLYN -(i)--- Brooklyn
set a new modern major league
record by scoring 15 runs in the
first inning of last night's game
with Cincinnati.
Twenty-one' Dodgers faced four
Cincy pitchers in the inning, also
a new modern record.
The old record for runs scored
in an inning was 14, held joint-
ly by the 1920 New York Yanks,
1922 Chicago Cubs, 1948 Boston
Red Sox and the 1950 Cleve-
land Indians.
Both the Chicago Cubs of 1922
and the Boston Red Sox of 1948
sent 19 men to the plate in one
inning, the previous modern rec-
ord.
There were '10 hits, including
only one home run.

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Major League
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
W L Pet. GB
Cleveland..........21 11 .656

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Washington ........17 13 .567
New York ..........16 13 .552
Boston.............17 14 .548
St. Louis ..........17 16 .515
Chicago ............14 17 .452
Philadelphia ........11 16 .407
Detroit..............8 21 .276

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YESTERDAY'S GAMES
Cleveland. 5, Boston 1
Detroit 5, Philadelphia 1
New York 5, Chicago 1
St. Louis 2, Washington 1 (10 inn-
ings.

Northwestern will provide the
opposition for the Wolverines in
a single game Friday afternoon.
The sixth-place Wildcats are fresh
from two straight victories over
the fifth-place Minnesota squad.
NORTHWESTERN is paced by
outfielder Bob Will and first-
baseman Don Blaha, both of
whom hail from Morton High
School in Berwyn, Illinois. Blaha
apd Will, along with catcher Tom
Woodworth of Kalamazoo, provide
Northwestern with power at the
plate.
Dick Inmann or George Bar-
vinchak will start against Michi-
gan for the Wildcats.
Saturday, Michigan will en-
counter third-place Wisconsin at

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New York...........0 8 .714
Chicago ............16 13 .552
Cincinnati .........15 14 .517
St. Louis..........15 16 .484
Philadelphia........13 15 .464
Boston..............11 15 .423
Pittsburgh ..........5 27 .156

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