SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 1953
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
... By Ed Whipple
Browns, Braves Seek New
Q(UICKIES FROM here and there in the current lull between winter
Xand spring sports:
QUESTION-: Inwhat nearby basketball arena does the roof
dribble more than the players?
ANSWER: Earl Riskey's Intramural Sports Emporium on Hoover.
For two years now every rain or snowstorm has brought a deluge
through the leaky ceiling of the I-M Building. Rumor has it Matt
Mann's Swimmers may trade places with the cagers so the former will
have more and the latter less water to operate in.
i. Seriously, anyone who has dodged the drip buckets in the
course of his basketball game will tell you the leaky roof is a
hazard. Not too long ago a player was sent to Health Service with
an injury incurred when he slipped on the wet floor.
On real rainy days one of the courts can't be used at all. A while
' back Riskey was advertising how the windows had been bricked up to
reduce glare on the basketball courts. If the I-M Department can
afford to pay masons to brick up windows, it should certainly be able
to afford some tar for its roof.
A Hazy Rule...
ANOTHER QUESTION: In what local sporting establishment do
they put up "NO SMOKING" signs, then sell cigarettes?
ANSWER: The Michigan Coliseum. By the third period of most
hockey games, the atmosphere is so hazy the fans in the end zone
can't see who's who at the other end of the rink.
I suggest next season the "M" Club either remove the smokes
from its refreshment counter, or Harry Kaseberg remove the
"NO SMOKING" sign from the press box and stop calling for ob-
servation of the "no smoking" rule over the public address system.
Speaking of Hockey . .. It's strange how Michigan's Alex Mc-
Clellan managed to make the hockey coaches'.All-American team at
defense, but he couldn't make the All-Midwest League team on a poll
taken by Bob Bowie of the Denver Post.
A Familiar Tune.. .
NO PUBLICITY DEPT: You didn't read much about this proposed
stadium switch: MSC Athletic Director Ralph Young asked Mich-
igan to move its game with State in 1955 from Ann Arbor to East
This was after the grid schedules were drawn up at Champaign
for '55 and '56 at the time of the Big Ten Track Championships, and
.,after Michigan State had made such a big stink about switching next
year's game from Lansing to Ann Arbor.
Michigan made no stink about the Spartan proposal. Athletic
Director Fritz Crisler quietly informed Young that the schedules
were written on the blackboard for everyone to see, and that's the
way they would stay.
"Football is for the students, and the Michigan students have
every right to expect the game to be played on their campus," added
Crisler, whose choice of words was not too original, but highly ap-
pfopriate, considering what MSC had said three weeks earlier. ... .
Congratulations to the state House of Representatives for refusing
to butt into the affairs of the Big Ten. When Commissioner Tug
Wilson slapped the probation on Michigan State, the state Senate
passed a resolution demanding an apology to MSC from the Big Ten
and telling Fritz Crisler to stop picking on the Spartans.
That part made the papers. Then the measure went to the House
for its approval. Nothing has been heard of it since. Presumably it's
buried in committee....
Bi Ten Hoop Coaches Adopt
14-Ga me, Slate for Next Year
Loops Will Consider Moves
To Baltimore, Milwaukee
Bruner Tops Illini's McNulty in Hurdles
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-(A)-
Except for the formalities of ob-
taining official approval, the
transfer of the St. Louis Browns
to Baltimore and the Boston
Braves to Milwaukee is a virtual
The Browns probably will be
the first to move into their new
home when the American League
holds a meeting in Tampa tomor-
row to approve the switch. Al-
though three-quarters-or six of
eight-agreement from the other
American League teams is neces-
sary, no hitch is expected.
* * *
WHILE THE American League
representatives are discussing the
Browns' move, the International
League also will meet to decide
what to do with the Baltimore
Orioles, who will be dismissed
from their home when the Browns
About the only mystery still
bothering the magnates involved
in the transfers is where the
two displaced Minor League
clubs will go. At first, it was
thought that Baltimore would
shift to Toledo, which had an
American Association franchise
until it was moved to Charles-
ton, W. Va., last year.
Now there is talk of sending the
club to Quebec, Canada, Hart-
ford, Conn., or Providence, R.I.,
and moving the Milwaukee fran-
chise to Toledo.
* * *
THE National League will meet
next Wednesday to vote on the
shift of the Braves to Milwaukee.
Commissioner Ford Frick,
meanwhile, has called a meet-
ing today to familiarize himself
with the transfer plans, which
would be the first in the Major
Leagues in half a century. The
last transfer of a Major League
franchise, ironically, was in 1903
when New York replaced Balti-
more in the American League.
Frick issued a statement to the
clubs indicating he was getting
weary of the talk of moving and
"Move if you are going to," he
said. "If not, shut up."
* * *
FRICK said he would discuss
the situation with George Traut-
man, president of the Minor
Leagues; Frank Shaughnessy,
president of the International
League; Bruce Dudley, president
of the American Association; Lou
Perini, president of the Boston
Braves; Bill Veeck, owner of the
St. Louis Browns; Will Harridge,
president of the American League,
and Warren Giles, president of the
He added that he doubted that
any announcement would come'
from the gathering of bigwigs.
In St. Louis, Mayor Joseph M.
Darst said he would.file suit for
an injunction to prevent the
Browns from leaving the city,
while in Boston, Gov. Christian
A. Herter of Massachusetts said:
"The close association linking
Boston and New England with the
Braves and the National League
should not be broken."
VEECK spent the day in Balti-
more where he went over plans
with city officials.
When the meeting was over
he said all that was needed was
the official approval of the Am-
erican and International League
to move his club there.
"I can't assure anybody of any-
thing," he said. "But I am very
When informed of a report by
the Washington Post that Har-
ridge said the switch would be
a mere formality, Veeck said:
"They (the other clubs) haven't
definitely committed themselves.
They reserve the right of approval
or disapproval on account of cer-
tain arrangements to be made
here today. I think we have the
answers to most of those ques-
FIRST PERIOD: 1-Michi-
gan, Haas (McClellan) 5:28;
2-Minnesota, Meredith (Yack-
el) 8:39; 3-Minnesota, Daugh-
erty (Campbell) 11:34.
SECOND PERIOD: 4-Mich-
igan, Philpott (Shave-Match-
efts) 6:15; 5-Michigan, Mul-
len (Cooney-Chin) 11:08.
Penalties: Michigan: Cooney
(elbowing), McClellan (illegal
play), Paolatto (interference-
THIRD PERIOD: 6-Michi-
gan, Matchefts (unassisted)
3:38; 7-Michigan, Haas (un-
assisted) 7:17; 8-Michigan,
Philpott (Haas) 9:13; 9-Min-
nesota, Yackel (Daugherty-
Johnson) 10:42; 10-Michigan,
Matchefts (Philpott) 19:49.
Penalties: Michigan: Haas
(holding), Shave (interference).
Minnesota: Wegleitner (inter-
ference), Tshida (slashing).
Special to The Daily
MILWAUKEE - Paced by Van
Bruner's victory in the 50-yard
high hurdles, Michigan took two
firsts insthe Milwaukee Journal
Relays last night.
Bruner beat his old jinx, Illini
Joel McNulty, Big Ten indoor
champion in the highs, by a slim
hair in 6.4 seconds. The "leap-
frog" had lost to McNulty in the
Conference meet just the week-
CAPTAIN JACK Carrol also
came through for the Wolverines,
as he took the 600-yard run from
Roy Ebert of Iowa in the time of
1:14.7. Carroll led all the way and
fought off a closing burst by Ebert
at the tape.
The crack Michigan quartet
lost the two-mile relay, when
George Lynch, the leadoff man,
accidentally had the baton kick-
ed from his hand on the third
lap and lost 25 yards. The team
Special To The Daily
COLORADO SPRINGS-- Andy
"Abbey" Moore, slender RPI co-
captain set a new NCAA tourna-
ment record by scoring four un-
assisted goals to lead his team-
mates to a 6-3 win over Boston
University in yesterday afternoon's
The 145 pound Ottawa born
center put on a marvelous
stick-handling exhibition as the
Engineers took the mythical
The fine goaltending of Bob Fox
was instrumental in the triumph.
Fox turned away 25 BU shots with
several saves on the spectacular
RPI used two lines and two de-
fensemen through almost the en-
tire game and the eight ironmen
handled the inept Beantowners
* * *
. .. most valuable player
* I *
.. . made second team
.. . bested jinx McNulty
came in third behind Michigan
State and Indiana,
Ron Wallingford, a freshman at
the University and therefore run-
ning unattached, came in fifth in
the two-mile run, behind Robert
Kelly of Loyola, and Jack Well-
man of Indiana, who took first
and second, respectively. Walling-
ford's time was a good 9:35.
The Wolverine mile relay came
in third behind Pittsburgh and
Iowa. Last week the'squad had
beaten Iowa in the Big Ten meet,
MSC To Vote
On Bowl PFact
CHICAGO - (IP) - Michigan
State College, recently spanked
Big Ten member, is expected to
cast its highly-important vote on
renewal of the Rose Bowl football
Two schools already have voted
against renewal, while two others
-exclusive of Michigan State-
were opposed to the last Pasadena
A 5-5 TIE wheh the individual
school votes are counted at the
May Conference meeting in Cham-'
paign, Ill., would end Big Ten par-
ticipation in the Rose Bowl after
the 1954 game.
Thus Michigan State, pre-
viously a pro-Bowl member,
holds a pivotal ballot.
This is the East Lansing school
which several weeks ago was
placed on a year's "probation"
for activity of a booster group
known as the Spartan Founda-
Whether the Conference action,
in effect only a wrist-slapping, has
irked the Spartans into a "spoil-
ing" mood on the Bowl subject is
LONG BEFORE the Conference
finger-pointing, MSC's president,
John A. Hannah, spoke sternly if
vaguely against Bowl competition.
The die may have been cast for
an anti-bowl vote by MSC ever
since Hannah headed a college
presidential committee which a
year ago called for sharp athletic
Len Truex, Ohio State grad,
ran the best mile run anywhere
yet this season in the time of
4:07.8. This also was a new
Don Gehrmann, former king of
American milers, came in fourth
in the mile. He had previously said
that if he did not win, he would
retire from track.
LT. KEN WEISENER set a new
world and American indoor rec-
ord when he leaped 6 feet 9%
inches to take the high jump. The
navy dentist broke his record
which he set in the Philadelphia
Inquirer meet last January.
He placed second in the Olym-
pics to teammate Walt Davis of
In the 50 yard dash Illini Willie
Williams continued to display the
form that led to his taking a con-
ference championship as he edged
Michigan State freshman Ed
Braabham who was competing un-
attached. Williams time was a
good 5.4 seconds.
By Seton Hall
NEW YORK - (A) - Towering
Walter Dukes and a defense that
yielded only 15 points in the first
half carried Seton Hall to vic-
tory in the National Invitation
Basketball tournament tonight,
beating unseeded St. John's 58-
46 before the largest crowd ever to
see an NIT game, 18,496.
The tremendously noisy crowd,
wiped out the previous Madison
Square Garden basketball at-
tendance record of 18,493 as well
as the tournament record, saw
Dukes rack up 21 points in his
final college game.
Duquesne took third place in the
twelve team tournament, routing
Manhattan 81-67, in the prelimi-
nary consolation game.
NCAA BASKETBALL SCORES
Regional at Raleigh, N.C.
Wake Forest 91, Lebanon Val-
ley 71 (Consolation)
Louisiana State 81, Holy Cross
Regional at Chicago
Pennsylvania 90, De Paul 70
Indiana 79, Notre Dame 61
Regional at Manhattan, Kansas
Texas Christian 58, Oklahoma
City 56 (Consolation)
NHL HOCKEY SCORES
Chicago 3, Detroit 1
Montreal 3, New York 2
Boston 3, Toronto 1
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CHICAGO-(/P)-Big Ten bas-
ketball coaches, following orders
of their athletic directors, yester-
day shelved the 18-game confer-
ence schedule inaugurated in the
1852-53 season and mapped a 14-
game chart for the next two years.
The 14 game slate was in use
in 1950-51 when Illinois won the
title with a 13-1 record and for
the preceding eight years.
Travel strain and missed
classes by the players were main
reasons for abandoning the r18-
game, home-and-home arrange-
ment which was backed for
adoption by most coaches a year
ago. At that time, coaches agreed
that such a schedule would pro-
duce the first real Big Ten
champion, since each school
played another twice.
Indiana won with 17-1 mark,
setting records over the expanded
The basic plan for the new
schedule consists of five home-
and-home series for each team and
four single games, two at home
and two away. The five home-and-
home opponents were drawn by
lot, as were sites of the single
games. The same basic plan will
be in effect for the 1954-55 sea-
son, except that sites of single
games will be reversed.
By The Associated Press
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Aft-
er losing two games in a row to
American League clubs, the De-
troit Tigers bounced back yesterz
day at the expense of their Na-
tional League cousins.
The Tigers shut out the St.
Louis Cardinals 4-0. They now
have a Grapefruit Circut record
of 5-2 and all five victories were
over National League teams.
Superb pitching by Bill Wight
and Milt Jordan gave the Tigers
a shutout over the cardinals.
The Bengals helped their pitch-
ers by playing errorless ball. Wight
had to face only 16 batters in his
five-inning stint. He struck out two
Cardinals and one of them was
Musial, the major league batting
champ in 1952.
MIAMI - Phil lRizzuto, playing
his first game of the year, Mickey
Mantle, Gene Woodling and Bob
Cerv all hit home runs yesterday
as the New York Yankees evened
their series with the Brooklyn
A crowd of 8,427 also saw
Whitey Ford, the former GI,
make his first mound appeair-
ance for the world champs since
the 1950 World Series. Taking
over in the seventh with the
situation well in hand, the
southpaw walked three men and
uncorked a wild pitch to give
Brooklyn a run.
Russ Meyer, starting for the
Dodgers, went five innings and
allowed only two hits but one was
Woodling's homer following two
walks in the fourth.
* * *
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Wash-
ington Senators blasted the Phil-
adelphia Athletics for 15 hits, in-
cluding four home runs, a triple
and two doubles, enroute to a 13-8
* * *
LOS ANGELES - The New
York Giants hammered out nine
runs off ace righthander Bob Lem-
on in the first three innings to
waltz to an easy 12-2 victory over
the Cleveland Indians yesterday.
Wildness proved the undoing
of Lemon, a 22-game winner
who was making hisfirst appear-
ance of the spring. He walked
six, hit one batter and uncorked
a wild pitch in the three innings
he toiled. He also gave up five
One of the blows was an inside
the park homer by Al Dark with
one on. The ball rolled under the
Cleveland bullpen bench in short
rightfield and before it could be
retrieved, Dark had circled the
Two home runs by shortstop
George Strickland accounted for
both Cleveland tallies.
MESA, Ariz. - The Chicago
Cubs went into an extra inning
yesterday on Hank Sauer's home
run, then grabbed an 8 to 7 vic-
tory from the Chicago White Sox
on another homer by Bob Ramaz-
The National League team
led 4 to 3 going into the eighth
inning. A triple by Nelson Fox
drove in two runs and Ken Lan-
denberger hit a home run, tip-
ping the score to 7-4 in the Sox
Tom Simpson, one of three
pitchers used by the Cubs, got
credit for the win. The losing
pitcher was Gus Keriazakos, third
. * * *
SARASOTA, Fla.-Four Bos-
ton Red Sox pitchers held the
Boston Braves to 5 hits yester-
day for a 2-1 victory in the
opening game of the annual city
series-possibly the last between
two Boston teams.
TAMPA, Fla. - Granny Ham-
ner's two out single in the ninth
inning gave the Philadelphia Phils
a 5 to 3 victory over the Cincin-
nati Reds yesterday-their first
triumph in eight exhibition con-
Hamner's blow tallied Mel Clark
and Del Ennis followed Clark
across the plate on a bad throw at
* * *
MONTEREY, Calif. - The St.
Louis Browns won their sixth
game in eight starts yesterday
against Pacific Coast League op-
position by downing Oakland 6 to
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