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,A'TURDAY, MARCH 28, 1953



Michigan Free-Style Entry Establishes NCA

A Mylark

'Hill Triumphs in Sprint;
Ohio State Trailing Yale

Special to The Daily
COLUMBUS - Michigan's 400-
yard freestyle relay quartet of
Ron Gora, Bumpy Jones, Tom
Benner and Don Hill broke the
N.C.A.A. record at the Ohio State
University Natatorium last night
to virtually assure the Wolverines
a third place finish behind ram-
paging Yale and the ailing Buck-
The Maize and Blue sprinters
lowered their own record 3:25.7 of
last year to 3:24.0 to capture four-
teen badly needed meet points.
Kiputh continued to dominate the
meet, and at the close of last
night's action, the point total of
the top three teams stood: Yale
57, Ohio State 35, Michigan 27.
The other schools were ,left far
behind in the wake of the per-
formances of stars from these
three established powerhouses of
the sport.
Michigan's co-captain Don
Hill triumphed in the 50 yard'
sprint in the excellent time of
22.4. Hill had paced all the
qualifiers with a 22.5 in the
afternoon. Ohio's great star Dick
Cleveland finished a distant
fourth. He may be suffering a
loss in efficiency due to his con-
finement earlier in the month
with a case of the mumps.
The outstanding individual per-
formance of the evening was turn-
ed in by Yoshi Oyakawa, who was
called by Matt Mann "The greatest
Bradley, A&M
' Struck Harder
By NCA Action
CHICAGO - (P) - The North
Central Association officially de-
manded Oklahoma A&M and
Bradley University to put their
athletic programs in order Fri-
Even as the NCA placed Brad-
ley on one year probation and
gave Oklahoma A&M 30 days to
comply with its athletic code, the
president of the University of
Oklahoma said he would lead a
move to repeal the association's
"unrealistic rules."
* * *
AND IN ILLINOIS state legis-
lator from Peoria said a legisla-
tive commission should renew its
two-year-old investigation of the
academic accrediting group which
he described as a "real Gestapo
outfit." Bradley is at Peoria.
At their annual business ses-
sion, NCA delegates approved the
report of the association's com-
mission on colleges and univer-
sities in the universities in the
Bradley case. The commission
had cited Bradley for both sports
and administrative conditions.
Wednesday, the commission had
recommended Oklahoma A&M be
dropped from the NCA list of ac-
credited schools July 1 because
of alleged "questionable" athletic
* . *
BUT AFTER the Stillwater,
Okla., school's president, Dr. Oliver
S. Willham, said Oklahoma A&M
would comply with the NCA pro-
gram, the executive committee
gave the school a month to show
it is observing the code.
There was no action by the
delegates in the Oklahoma A&M
case, but Charles W. Boardman,
association secretary, told them
of the executive committee's de-
"It's up to them to show their
good faith," Boardman said, add-
s ing the NCA doesn't like to crack
down on any of its members.
* * *
DR. GEORGE L. Cross, Univer-

sity of Oklahoma president, said
at Norman, Okla., that four con-
ferences-the Big Seven, Skyline,
Big Ten and Missouri Valley of
which Oklahoma A&M is a, mem-
ber-were affected by the NCA
code which restricts giving athletic

backstroker the world has ever
seen." The little Hawaiian proved
his claim to that laudatory appel-
lation by swimming the fastest 200
yard backstroke ever recorded-
2:05.1. This must remain unof-
ficial since there are no recog-
nized marks for the event.
,* * *
YALE'S DICK Thoman swam
the event in 2:07.0, a superb time
and a victorious time on any other
night, but he had to be content
with second place behind the great
Jerry Holan of the Buckeyes
captured the 200 yard breast-.
stroke in the time of 2:14.0. An
excellent clocking, it brought
memories of Michigan's fabled
Johny Davies' performances in
years past. Holan finished well
in front of Stanton Smith of
Chet Otis of tiny Beloit College
was a close third. Otis is the sec-
ond small college swimmer to ac-
complish great things in the meet.
Last night Bill Yorzyk of Spring-
field College finished third in the
1500 meter race. Performances of
the nature of these offer some con-
solation to small college fans who
have become used to seeking the
big three run away with all swim-
ming honors.
* * *
Wolverines a third and a fifth
respectively in the 220 yard free-
style. The event was won by Jim-
my McLane of Yale in the time
of 2:06.9. Wayne Moore, last year's
winner, and also from Yale, fin-
ished second though his time was
two-tenths of a second slower than
third placer Jones of the Maize
and Blue.
Ohio State, as had been ex-
pected, completely dominated
the low board diving. The Buck-
eyes ran one-two-three, with
Jerry Harrison, Bob Clotworthy
and Morley Shapiro doing the
honors. The point totals for first
place found Harrison with 485
and Clotworthy with 481. Clot-
worthy was last year's cham-
Ford Konno has still not put in
an appearance, and what with
Cleveland obviously slowed by
the after-effects of his recent bout
with illness, it is beginning to look
very much as though the swimmers
from New Haven are going to
journey back East with an N.C.A.A.
title firmly in their grasp.

sets backstroke mark ... in semi-finals
Eight Wolverine Track Stars
To Compete in Chicago Relays

Move A head
In NCA A's
Nalan In Semi-finals
With O'Shaughnessy
Special to The Daily
igan's pair of Big Ten champs,
Snip Nalan and Dick O'Shaugh-
nessy, swept through the prelim-
inary rounds of the National Col-
legiate Wrestling Tournament held
here at Penn State yesterday to
earn spots in this afternoon's semi-
final events.
Two other Wolverine entries,
Joe Scandura and Miles Lee, were
dropped from championship con-
tention in the quarter-finals,
while Andy Kaul was ousted, 6-5,
in his first match by Oklahoma's
Ron Scott, the Big Seven 137-
pound titlist.
* * *
nessy had much trouble keeping
their hopes alive. Captain Nalan
pinned his first opponent at 130
pounds, Mario Williams of South
Dakota State, in 7:11, and then
came back to take his quarter-
final bout with Toledo's Dick Leff-
ler. 7-2.
O'Shaughnessy pinned a de-
cisive 10-1 pasting on the
Southern Conference 177-pound
champ Jacj Shanahan to quali-
fy for the semi-finals, after he
had grabbed an easy 8-1 deci-
sion over Penn State's George
Dvorozniak in his initial tussle.
Lee got off to a great start in
the NCAA festivities when' he
trounced Kansas State's Leslie
Kramer, holder of the Big Seven,
157-pound crown, 13-9, but lost a!
very close 11-9 match to Indiana's
Jim Elis the second time he took
to the mats.
* * *
147-POUND Scandura picked up
Michigan's second fall of the ear-
ly sessions when he downed Math-
ew Midea of Lockhaven, Pennsyl-
vania, Teachers College in 5:02, but.
the Wolverine senior lost out in
his next match to Kent State's
Ian McEwen, 6-4.

Eight Wolverine thinclads will
start in the star-studded Chicago
Relays to be held at the Chicago
Stadium tonight.
This indoor meet which annually
draws some of the top performers
in the track world will be staged
before a sell-out crowd of close to
* * *
COACH DON Canham will en-
ter such individual stars as Van
Bruner, George Lynch, Milt Mead,
and John Ross, along with the
mile relay team composed of Al
Rankin, Grant Scruggs, Jack Car-
roll, and Bill Barton.
Mead will be competing in the
high jump against a host of in-
dividual champions such as Ron
Mitchell, who is current co-
holder of the Big Ten outdoor
crown with Mead. Mitchell is
from Illinois but will be com-
peting unattached due to col-
legiate ineligibility.
Also in the high jump field will
be Walt Davis who is current
Olympic champion and Navy den-
tist Ken Weisner who recently es-
tablished the world indoor record.
* * *.
LYNCH WILL run in the 1,000,
yard event against Mal Whitfield,
Gene Maynard of Illinois and oth-
er outstanding distance men. Not
only will this be the first time

Infield Switch No Problem for Mogk

for Lynch in this event this year
but also he will be running on the
unfamiliar surface of a board
Bruner will be opposing one
of track's greatest in the per-
son of Harrison Dillard in the
running of 65-yard high hurdle
event. Also in this event will be
Joel McNulty of Illinois, whom
Bruner has beaten the last two
times that they have met.
The only other man who will be
competing in an individual event
will be John Ross running in the
famed Bankers Mile. Len Truex,
Bill Dwyer, Warren Druetzler, and
Fred Wilt complete the entries.
** *
IN ONE OF the featured events
of the evening, the Champion of
Champions, Michigan's Big Ten
champion mile relay team of Ran-
kin, Scruggs, Carroll, and Barton
will be entered.
Along with the Wolverines in
the mile relay will be Oklahoma
University who is Big Seven
champion and Marquette who is
Central Collegiate champion.
Oklahoma also won the Sugar
Bowl relay and has established
a time that compares very closely
with the mark set by the Wol-
verine quartet.
Canham has passed the two mile
relay event in order to allow Lynch
and Ross to devote all their ef-
forts to their individual events.

The best fielding first baseman;
in the Big Ten last year was play-
ing the initial sack for the first
time in his life.
Bill Mogk, captain of this year's
University of Michigan baseball
team came to Michigan as a third
baseman. He played in every game
in his sophomore year either at
third or in the outfield.
* * *
HOWEVER, last season Coach
Ray Fisher found himself need-
ing a first baseman. He had two
third baseman who were capable
of playing Big Ten ball, Don Ead-
dy and Mogk.
Rather than have one of them
sit on the bench, Fisher decided
to switch the other to first and
Mogk was chosen to make the
transfer since it was felt that he
would be able to convert much
more readily.
Though he was kidded by Fish-
er that "when ballplayers get
washed up, they go to first," Mogk
quickly showed that there wasn't
much basis to the Coach's state-
ment in this instance.
THE 21 YEAR old senior from De-
troit took to the initial sack so
readily that he compiled a 1.000
percent fielding record as he han-
dled 118 chances flawlessly. Watch-
ing him cavort around first, you
find it hard to believe that he
hasn't played there all through his
baseball career.
However the changeover was
not made as easily as it may ap-
pear. Mogk used to spend hours
daily in the corner of the field-
house with one of last year's
team members and practice the
various phases of the art of first
basing until he developed into
the top notch first sacker that
he is today.
Despite his success at first,
Mogk feels that his future in base-
ball lies as a third baseman; and
he is not alone in this sentiment.
* * *
SINCE HE IS interested in a
pro career after graduation, Mogk
has spoken to a number of scouts;

and they all feel that he could go
a long way as a third baseman.
Although his hitting was not
sensational last season, the
senior in 6 Physical Education
stroked the ball for a solid .306
season mark and compiled a
.283 record against top notch
Big Ten hurling.
But more important is the fact
that his hitting is steadily im-
proving. In every league that
Michigan's captain has played in,
his hitting has become better each
year and this has also held true in
his Big Ten career.
* * *
AFTER A FIRST year average
around the .250 mark, Mogk pulled
his hitting up by 50 points and all
indications point to a banner sea-
son this year for the well liked
Mogk began his baseball ca-
reer in 1946 playing in a Detroit
sandlot league. He lettered for
three years at Southeastern
high school as a third sacker and
shortstop, hitting .500 in his sen-
ior year.
Just about his biggest thrill from
the diamond game came when he
was chosen to play on the U.S.
All-Star team that opposed a New

York All-Star squad in the annual
Hearst sponsored contest. Mogk
started at third for the victorious
U.S. team, the game being played
in the Polo Grounds, home of the
New York Giants.
THE HANDSOME Detroiter was
married last September to Pat
Benedict, a beautiful blonde who
attends school at Michigan Nor-
mal. He feels that his marriage
will, if anything, help his playing.
The new Mrs. Mogk was the
first girl in the history of Nor-
mal to take a course in baseball
coaching and she now plans to
help him correct his mistakes;
sort of a Larraine Day-Leo Du-
rocher relationship.
Mogk is looking forward to a
banner year for Michigan. "We
have been hitting better this year
and if the team plays the ball that
it's capable of, then we should
more than hold our own against
the rest of the Conference."
Mogk's willingness and readiness
to make the switch from third to
first was only one example of his
top notch team spirit. Fisher rec-
ognizes this as do his teammates;
after all they chose him as their

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By The Associated Press
New York Yankees scored eight
runs in the third inning off De-
troit Tiger pitcher Bill Wight to-
day to score an easy 9-3 victory
over the Bengals.
It was Detroit's fifth loss in 14
exhibition games this spring.
Wight, suffering his first loss, de-
served a better fate. Only two of
the Yankee runs were earned. All
three Tiger runs were earned.
Milt Jordan, who took over the
Tiger pitching in the fifth, al-
lowed the Yankees only one more
hit the rest of the way.
The Tigers filled the bases with-
out scoring in the second. In the
third inning, Russ Sullivan sin-
gled. He advanced to second on
Walt Dropo's single and went to
third while Bob Nieman was forc-
ing Dropo. He scored when Del-
sing singled.
* * *
THEN THE Yankees came up
with their big third inning. They
collected five hits and used two
errors, a balk and two walks to
perfect advantage to build up
their insurmountable lead.
** *
CLEARWATER, Fla.-The Phil-
adelphia Phillies put together four
singles and a pair of walks for
three runs in the last of the 11th
inning Friday to edge the Boston

Red Sox 4 to 3 in a grapefruit
league game.
The American League Red Sox
had snapped a 1-1 tie in the top
of the 11th on a two run homer
by outfielder Gene Stephens. But
Maury McDermott couldn't hold
the lead.
Earlier, Robin Roberts and Mel
Parnell had engaged in a hurling
duel. Roberts went nine innings
allowing five hits and one run,
that a homer by Parnell over the
short right field wall.
ORLANDO, Fla.-Jackie Jensen
blasted his fifth exhibition game
home run Friday, a first inning
smash over the rightfield fence off
Jack Faszholz after Mickey Vernon
doubled, and the Washington Sen-
ators carried on to defeat the St.
Louis Cardinals 7-0.
Connie Marrero, stubby Cuban
right-hander, and Lou Slater,
ex-Chattanooga lefthander, lim-
ited the Cards to four hits. Mar-
rero worked the first six innings
and yielded all the Cards' hits.

Washington scored another run
off Faszholz in the fourth inning
when Pete Runnels doubled and
Gil Coan singled. The Senators
erupted for four runs off Cliff
Chambers in the sixth on four
singles, two walks and an error.
MESA, Ariz. -- The St. Louis
Browns overcame a four-run Chi-
cago Cub lead Friday and went on
to a 7-4 victory in a spring exhi-
bition baseball game.
The Cubs struck for four runs in
the first two inning, with Eddie
Miksis' homer the big blow, but
the Browns came back with three
in the third when Cub out-
fielders Gene Hermanski and Hal
Jeffcoat misjudged fly balls.
St. Louis tied it up in the
fourth and went ahead in the
sixth, scoring two runs that
frame as they knocked out re-
lief pitcher Calvin Howe.
Other Grapefruit Action:
Milwaukee (N) 3, Brooklyn (N) 2
Philadelphia (A) 7 Baltimore (I) 3
Cleveland (A) 9 Chicago (A) 5


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