WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 1953
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
. ..by Dick Lewis
BOB HARRISON, that pepper-pot guard who sparked the Wolver-
ines to their last Big Ten cage title in 1947-48, is back in Ann
Arbor again and he's got a new slant on the timely problem of just
what is wrong with Michigan basketball.
"The big weakness is defense," the veteran backcourt operator
of the professional Minneapolis Lakers pointed out. "Those boys have
the ability to shoot and run and score, but their defensive play is
definitely deficient." And not being the type of guy who would let
his old alma mater down, Harrison is taking a week out to help Coach
Bill Perigo and assistant Dave Strack administer some defensive know-
how to better than 15 candidates in the spring cage drills.
Perigo and Strack (Harrison's old buddy) are glad to have the
veteran of four years play with the Lakers back with the college
boys, but Harrison, at the present tirge, has no notion of leaving
the pro ranks. He's currently regarded as one of the top notch
defensive players on the Lakers, National Basketball Association
kingpins for the past two years, and he figures on close to five
more years of pro ball. After that, he might consider a coaching
job at some college or university, but would probably rule out a
high school offer.
For the past few days, Harrison has been working out some of his
coaching theories on the Maize and Blue hopefuls, including remnants
of last season's ninth-place finisher and a crop of promising young-
sters up from the freshman squad. The Toledo native (his wife's from
Ann Arbor) diagnoses the Wolverine weakness as a variety of switch-
ing-the time-honored misfortune where players switch defensive as-
signments in the course of play and get all fouled up in the process.
He believes that if the defensive player sticks with his own man in-
stead of shifting to another man, then half the problem of preventing
the opposition from scoring is solved.
* * * *
THE OTHER HALF is snatching the ball and putting it through the
hoop, but this part never bothered Harrison. While at Michigan,
under Ozzie Cowles, Harrison was named to the 1948 all-conference
honor five as the Wolverines went to the NCAA playoffs at Madison
Square Garden and finished third, after dropping a contest to rugged
That was in 1948, and then Harrison graduated to the pro ranks,
where he's been ever since. During the Easter vacation, Harrison's
defensive work and the clutch shooting of Whitey Skoog, another Big
Ten product, paced the Minneapolis entry to its second straight NBA
title-both being achieved with victories over the New York Knicker-
bockers in the finals.
Harrison still finds time to keep tabs on the group that with
him brought the conference bunting to Michigan for the first time
since 1931. Pete Elliot, forward on that team, is now the assistant
football coach under Bud Wilkinson at Oklahoma, while Boyd
McCaslin is coaching high school basketball in Washington. Bill
Roberts is with an accounting firm in New York City, while Mack
Suprunowicz, until recently on tie Ann Arbor basketball scene, is
working as a salesman in this area.
This is Harrison's off-season, but the affable one-hand set shot
ace will soon be off to Minneapolis where he is employed as a salesman
by ABC Trucking, the firm that salaries some of the big names in
sports. Then its basketball practice again come October 1st, followed
by the annual tilt with the College All-Stars.
At that time, he'll probably be looking with a partisan eye
back to Ann Arbor, where Michigan will also be warming up for its
22-game campaign. Just as many others, he's already taken an
eye to the flashy freshman gubards, Jim Barron and Tom Jorgen-
son, who have impressed quite a few others in the spring drills.
Sophomore Paul Groffsky, being converted into a forward, also
looks promising to Harrison.
t vMeanwhile, it's just the pleasant routine of an occasional defen-
sive tip to the players and more frequent two-man basketball games
with Perigo as the opposition and Strack as teammate.
Jeffries Honored . . .
SPINNING THE SPORTS WHEEL-Michigan swimming captain
Wally Jeffries was recently awarded the outstanding swimmer tro-
phy in the National YMCA Championships at St. Louis. Jeffries took
the 440-yard free style, 1500-meter and 220-yard free style races . .
John Kobs, Michigan State baseball coach, has been crying the
blues for some time now about the major leagues grabbing off his
stars before they graduate. Kobs was crying for a different reason
last weekend. The Spartans dropped a doubleheader to Ohio State,
4-1 and 2-1, with Paul Ebert (the same Paul Ebert that Michigan
knocked out tvith an 8-run first inning barrage the day before) going
the route for the Buckeyes in the nightcap. The double loss left MSC
in the cellar with an 0-3 record ...
Track fans are still talking about the amazing performance
of the Wolverine thinclads at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.
Coach Don Canham's charges took a dozen gold watches with four
firsts, a second and three thirds-a feat which has not been
equalled in recent years . .. .
4 Next on tap for the Maize and Blue runners is a dual relay meet
with Michigan State at East Lansing. This experimental competition,
slated for May 5th, was thrown into the schedule in expectation of a
special Big Ten relay meet in 1954 . . . . Bernie Kahn, former Michi-
gan backstroker, now swimming for the Ohhrbach A. A. in New York
City . ...
* * * * .
Million Dollars? . . .
THERE'S BEEN LOTS of talk about Michigan's "Million-dollar in-
field," and whether the combination of Bill Mogk, Gil Sabuco,
Bruce Haynam, and Don Eaddy will stand up. Eaddy, although he
made the all-Big Ten team at third base last season, committed half
of Michigan's 16 errors; Haynam's bad leg, which kept him out of the
bulk of the Western Michigan series, was also a question mark. The
million dollar boys dispelled most of these doubts by completing three
double plays, two with the bases loaded, in the opener at Columbus ...
U of D,8-1
Special to The Daily
DETROIT-The Wolverine ten-
nis squad got their season off on
the right foot yesterdayas they
stormed to an 8-1 triumph over
the University of Detroit's net con-
tingent at Detroit.
Michigan took easy two set vic-
tories in every match except the
number one singles, the only
match in which they suffered a
* * *
TITAN CAPTAIN Bob Wood
took quick advantage of Pete Paul-
us' early nervousness and grabbed
a 6-0 decision in the first set of
the number one match. Paulus
then settled down but still dropped
the second set, 8-6. Wood is an
experienced veteran with two years
of varsity play behind him.
Number two man Dave Mills
rolled over Detroit senior Ralph
Raucher in two sets, 6-2, 6-3, in
his first appearance as a Mi-
chigan player. Mills' smooth
play kept him out of trouble all
Exhibiting some of the form
which won the Big Ten consola-
tion singles tournament last year
Michigan's Al Mann completely
outclassed Dick Lane, another De-
troit senior, 6-2, 6-0, in the num-
ber three slot.
* * *
MAURY PELTO racked up
another Wolverine win with his
6-1, 6-0 trouncing of Wayne Bruce,
who played as Titan number four
In the five and six singles spots
Bob Paley and Bob Nederlander
scored lopsided victories over U
of D netters. Paley downed
Bruno Kearns with no trouble,
6-0, 6-2, and Nederlander, a
sophomore from Detroit, beat
another Detroit product, Titan
Larry Kaznecki, 6-1, 6-1.
Michigan Coach Bill Murphy's
choices for doubles pairings paid
off as the Maize and Blue breez-
ed through three matches without
* * *
MANN COMBINED with Bob
Curham, playing only doubles, in
extinguishing U of D coach Fred
D3 Lodder's top combination of
Wood and Lane. Michigan annex-
ed the first set easily by a 6-1
margin but had to work for a 7-5
win in the second.
A Bob Russell-Bob Dunbar
combo netted a 6-2, 6-0 verdict
in number two doubles. They
were matched against Raucher
In the final match Jim Holtz
and Ron Morgan slammed Kaz-
necki and Bruce, 6-2, 6-2.
Michigan used eleven men in the
meet compared to Detroit's six
and Coach Murphy announced
that his lineups would probably re-
main unchanged for the next few
Yirkosky Gives Two Walks
For Tying, W
By WILL PERRY
Special to The Daily
DETROIT-A two run rally in
the ninth inning enabled the Uni-
versity of Detroit to edge Michi-
gan, 6-5, yesterday before a chilled
crowd on the Titans' home field.
The tying and winning tallies
came as a present to Detroit as
the Wolverine pitching staff sud-
denly collapsed and walked both
THE FATEFUL ninth started
with Bob Reid, hitting for the
catcher, driving one of Garby Ta-
dian's deliveries far out in the
left field corner for a triple and
only fast fielding and a great
throw by Paul Lepley prevented
Charley Lotzer then batted for
the pitcher, Howard Hughes,
and got a free ride to first. When
Tadian walked the Titan lead-
Pavichevich's sharp single and a
two run single by Bill Mogk.
The Wolverines were trailing
by two going into theeighth
when Mogk beat out a drive to
deep short for his second hit of
the afternoon. After Frank How-
ell drew a free pass, Don Eddy's
screaming double down the
left field foul line sent Michi-
gan's third run across the plate
and put Howell on third base.
Lepley then gave Ray Fisher's
nine their first lead of the after-
noon with his two run single.
In a continuing effort to find a
punter to replace the graduating
Bill Billings, football coach Ben-
ny Oosterbaan sent his charges
through an extensive kicking drill
Tony Branoff, regular right half
of last fall's squad, and Lou Bal-
dacci, a highly touted freshman
quarterback prospect from Akron,
Ohio, did most of the booting, but
neither exactly brought back me-
mories of Billing's performances
of the past two years.
HOWEVER, BOTH did a couple
of pretty fair kicks, and carry re-
putations for being pretty fair
Because of the cancellation of
two platoon football, it is manda-
tory to thecoaching staff that a
first string player be found who
can adequately handle the kicking
duties. Billings' play was gener-
ally limited to punting situations.
The pass defense, one of Michi-
gan's foremost weaknesses last
fall, also received a thorough
By PHIL DOUGLIS
Howie Guggenheim's towering
home run blast into deep center
field gave Pi Lambda Phi a thrill-
ing 2-1 victory over Alpha Tau
Omega yesterday, highlighting fra-
ternity softball action.
Guggenheim's clout, coming in
the last half of the last inning was
only the second hit off of ATO
hurler Bill Munroe. The other Pil-
am run came in the second inning,
while ATO scored in the top of the
fourth. Pilam hurler Sid Amster
did a good job in keeping the ATO
bats quiet, allowing only three hits.
SIGMA Alpha Epsilon took Zeta
Psi into camp, 5-0, as SAE pitcher
Bud Engel pitched his second one-
hitter of the season. The contest
was a pitchers duel until SAE
scored four times in the last in-
MAJOR LEAGUE SCORES
Philadelphia 3, Cleveland 2
Boston 2,;Detroit 0
Chicago 5, Washington 4
New York 7, St. Louis 6 (10 in-
Milwaukee 4, New York 1
St. Louis 6, Philadelphia 5
Brooklyn 5, Cincinnati
Chicago 5, Pittsburgh 3
Have fun at the
Partridge Practice Range
We furnish clubs and balls
-21/ miles out Washte-
now - right on U.S. 23
for 1 mile.
ning. The only hit off Engel was a
triple in the last inning.
Defending fraternity softball
champion, Phi Sigma Delta,
hammered home a 6-3 win over
Delta Kappa Epsilon, as it twice
came through with clutch hits.
Don Cohen bashed a double with
two on board in the first, and
Gene Mackevich smashed a tri-
ple with one on in the third.
In another contest Sigma Alpha
Mu and Beta Pi fought to a' 2-2
standoff. The Sammies had men
on second and third in the fifth
with only one out, but the Betas
retired the side to gain the tie.
PHI DELTA THETA opened up
its big guns in the bottom of tht
fourth inning, scoring 11 times as
they rolled overlDelta Sigma Phi,
20-3. Harry Heil paced the win-
ners with a towering home run.
Phi Kappa Sigma's Russ Res-
corla and Tau Delta Phi's Gene
Curtis hooked up in a tight
pitchershduel for three innings
until the Phi Kappa Sigs tal-
lied three times in the fourth
and five times in the fifth to win
Lambda Chi Alpha, with Jay
Casemier striking out 10 men along
the way, nipped Theta Xi, 4-3.
However, Theta Xi is pfotesting
the game over a time technicality.
In other social fraternity games,
Theta Delta Chi blasted Theta
Chi, 9-2, as Tom Witherspoon
homered, and Phi Sigma Kappa
whipped Sigma Phi, 8-2, on the
hitting of Bob Mueller. Mueller
smashed out a home run and a
Psi Omega 8, Delta sigma Delta 9
Nu Sigma Nu 9, Alpha Chi Sigma 1
Alpha Kappa Kappa 11, Alpha Omega
Phi Gamma Delta 9, Alpha Delta Phi 6
FRATERNITY WATER POLO
Sigma Chi 1, ATO 0 (five overtimes)
RESIDENCE HALL TENNIS
Adams 3, Scott 0
Hayden 2, Gomberg I
Cooley 3, Van Tyne 0
Winchell defeated Fletcher (forfeit)
Reeves defeated Anderson ( forfeit)
SAE DOWNS ZETA PSI, 5-O
Pi Lambda Phi Homer Nips A TO, 2-1
MICHIGAN AB R
Cline, rf 5 0)
Mogk, ss 4 1
Howell, cf 3 1
Eaddy, 3b 4 1
Lepley, If 4 0
Sabuco, 21b 4 1
Leach, c 3 1
Pacichevich, lb 4 0
Carpenter, p 0 0
Woschitz, p 1 0
*Harrington 1 0
Tabian, p 1 0
**Billings 1 0
Totals 35 5
*Grounded out for Carpenter
**Grounded out for Woschitz
DETROIT AB R H
Taub, cf 3 0 1
Handloser, ss 4 0 1
Juif, rf 4 0 2
Diety, 1b 1 1 0
Moore, if 4 1 1
Koster, 3b 4 1 1
Ursini, 2b 4 1 1
McLaughlin, c 3 0 0
Hughes, p 3 0 1
*Reid 1 1 1
**Lotzer 0 1 0
Totals 31 6 9'
*Tripled for McLaughlin
**Walked for Hughes
Michigan 000 020 030-5 9 b
Detroit 040 000 002-6 9 1
off man, Dick Taub, Coach Ray
Fisher called in his ace reliefer,
Dick Yirkosky, who forced in the
next two runs with a pair of
Detroit opened the scoring with
a four run outburst in its half of
the second. A walk and a couple
singles loaded the bases on Wol-
verine starter, Bob Carpenter, and
before he was able to get anybody
out, Sam Ursini, Detroit second
baseman, unloaded a three run
e- * * *
IN THE SIXTH Michigan got
two runs back on Gil Sabuco's
double, a pass to Dick Leach, Ray
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