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FRRMAY, MAY 14, 1954

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE TftRFR

FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1954 ~IHE MICHIGAN DAILY

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MSC To.Collide

Today on Lansing Diamond

Michigan Track Squad
Gets Iron Curtain Invite

Big Ten Championship To Be Decided
On Outcome of Crucial Weekend Series

Tracksters
To Compete
In Windsor

Wolverine Netters To Face
Buckeye, Wisconsin Squads
Michigan's tennis squad enjoyed
its only free d WHILE STATING that he felt
day yesterday in the "
_ the less said. the better" about

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By DON LINDMAN

Michigan's star-studded track
team has received an invitation to
perform behind the Iron Curtain,
Coach Don Canham revealed to-
day.
In a telegram received Tuesday,
Canham and several members of
the Wolverine cinder squad were
invited to participate in the 12th
Annual World University Games,
to be held in Budapest, Hungary,
from July 31 to August 8.
* * *
ACCORDING to the information
received by Canham, many coun-
tries have been invited to send uni-
versity athletes. The proposed
Michigan delegation has been of-
fered an expense-free trip to the
games.
"I'm not optimistic about the
possibilities for taking such a
trip," he added, 'but it would be
a wonderful opportunity for the
fellows. We intend to explore all
the possibilities."
TWO PROBLEMS stand in the
way of the proposed trip-an okay
by the United States Department
of State and approval by the Uni-
versity.
When asked whether it is un-
usual to guarantee expenses,

Canham answered, "Guaranteed
expenses on European trips are
not unusual at all.
"Last summer I took an AAU
team on a tour of Europe in which

By PHIL DOUGLIS
Michigan and Michigan State
collide head on today and tomor-
row in a three game showdown se-
ries with the Big Ten baseball
crown as the virtual prize.
The teams play today at 3:30 on
East Lansing's Old College Field
in a single tilt, and return here to-
morrow to Ferry Field for a cru-
cial doubleheader starting at 1:30.
* * *
THE SPARTANS are leading
the league by one game with a 6-1
record, with Ray Fisher's Wol-
verines close behind in second
place sporting a 7-2 conference
mark.
One of the league's top hur-
lers, Bud Erickson, will hurl
today for the Spartans, against
Michigan's Jack Ritter. Erick-
son, a sharp curve baller, sports
a 3-0 season mark, and will be
hard to beat.
Saturday, Michigan will parade
it's own league leading pitcher in
the person of Jim Corbett, and
will follow up with Marv Wis-
niewski. Michigan State is ex-
pected to pitch Eddy Nobaugh,
Chuck Gorman, or Dick Idzkowski
on Saturday.
* * *
BOTH COACHES are fairly op-
timistic. Michigan State's John

five-day period from Tuesday un-I
Wolverine trackmen will invade' til the end of the week. the team's two setbacks already
Canada tonight, trying for vic- this week, Coach Bill Murphy has-
tories in four events in the Sixth The team spent the afternoon tened to comment that he was not
Annual Kennedy Relays at Wind- attempting to regain the form!
sor, Ont. which had won for it five of its greatly dissatisfied by the perform-
Fifteen Michigan runners are first six dual meets before the con- ances of his men. "We played two
entered in the nineteen event secutive defeats at the hands of of the best tennis clubs in the Mid-
meet, which is considered a Michigan State and Western Mich- west, and we really didn't do so
breather by Coach Don Canham, igan on Tuesday and Wednesday. badly as the scores of the meet
The events entered are the 660, ndicate."
880fl ni ,diln ,r mn nr th mils ,_ - - - Y_.

a, an m e runs, and tie mle
relay. In addition, Roy Pella,
Canadian record holder in the dis-
cus, will throw as an exhibition.
ENTERED IN the 660 for Mich-

THIS AFTERNOON the Wolver-
ines will attempt to resume their
winning ways as they entertain a
strong Wisconsin club on the home
courts at two o'clock. The Badgers

. 4N it AWA.: AIN V11C. VVV 1V

SPARTANS PLOT 'M' DOWNFALL-Michigan State Baseball
Coach John Kobs shows his starting hurlers Chuck Gorman and
Bud Erickson how to pitch to Michigan's defending champions.

igan
Ross,
man

are Canadian-born
Grant Scruggs and
Laird Sloan. Since

DON CANHAM
.. invitation to Europe

all expenses were paid by the na-
tions which we visited.
'The proposed meet at Budapest,
pitting American university track
men against the best European
university athletes, would undoubt-
edly draw a large enough crowd to
cover the expenses," he added.

Kobs says "The Wolverines are in
a position where they have to beat
us to take the title. They cannot
falter a minute." Fisher admits
that State has the best ball club
in the league, with by far the bet-
ter hitting, but claims that "if
our pitchers play it smart out
there, we're going to be plenty
tough."
The Spartans lead the confer-
ence not only in the standings,
but also in hitting. Ray Collard,
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a slugging sophomore, leads the'
conference at the plate with aI
.500 batting average, while the
whole Spartan squad leads the
Big Ten in team hitting with a
.302 percentage. The Wolverines
are way down in seventh place in
team batting, with a weak .234
average.
The big series actually boils

is a quarter-miler and
half-miler, the race over t
dle distance should prove
esting.
In the 880 yard run,
igan's Roy Christianson
Moule, George Lynch
freshman Hobart Jonesa
to shut out Canadian co
tion. Pete Gray, who s
record for this event las
will not r in the

J1 IJoshn have already proved their worth
foh- with their 5-4 upset of Iowa, one
Sfresh- of the pre-season favorites for the
Scruggs Big Ten crown.
Ross a
he mid- The leading threat on the
e inter- Wisconsin squad lies in the per-
son of Jack Vincent, number one
Mich- man, who last year reached the
John finals of the Big Ten Champion-
and ship playoffs, where he was elim-
will try inated by the Conference cham-
mpeti- pion, Stan Drobac of Michigan
et the State.
t year, Tomorrow Michigan travels tol
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Murphy based his statement
on the results of the individual
matches in the Michigan State
encounter and on the fact that
in Western Michigan the Wol-
verines faced what perhaps is
the best squad in the Midwest.
The Broncos from Kalamazoo
have been victorious in every
one of their thirteen dual meets
this year. Still Michigan man-
aged to cop three of the nine
matches from the triumphant
Broncs.
Despite the 8-1 score In the
Michigan State meet, the Wolver-
ines battled the Spartans all the
way. Six matches went to three
sets and two of the three others
included sets extended beyond the
six-game mark. In one of the
doubles matches, a 10-8 score was
needed for Steve Britton and Dana
Squire to subdue Wolverines, Pete
Paulus and Bob Paley.
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PHIDS TRIUMPH 7-6:

Phi Kaps Win on Sikkema's No-Hitter

I il ut un in Le mee.
dSh aColumbus to meet Ohio State's net
down to Spartan hitting against The mile run will see Wolverine team. The Buckeyes present small
the classy Michigan pitching. The Ron Wallingford defending the threat to the Wolverines, as they
Wolverines well realize that they title he won last year, and at- have been largely unsuccessful this
must win at least two out of the tempting to break his own record season in their dual meets.
three games to remain in the run- in the event, set at that time, of
ning for the title. 4:48.0. Also entered for Michigan
________________in the mile are Al Lubina and C l s n
gaasue MwClosing
Hall of Fame who isn't officially on the squad.
Ray Fisher, hg aThe concluding event of the E
ball coach, and John Kobs, meet will see Bob Rudisell, Dave I
MSC diamond head, whose Hessler, Grant Scruggs, and Ca-
teams oppose each other this nadian Jack Carroll attempt to
weekend in a crucial series, better the mile relay meet record
were both named to the Helms of 3:35.0, set by Kennedy C.I. in
Athletic Foundation Hall of!1952.
Fame in Los Angeles, Wednes-I
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By DAVE ROROBACHER
Behind the brilliant no-hit
pitching of Don Sikkema, Phi Al-
pha Kappa shut out Alpha Kappa
Kappa, 6-0, in a pro fraternity
second place playoff yesterday.
Striking out eleven men, Sikke-
ma became slightly wild in the
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closing innings, walking two men
in the fifth and three in the sixth,
but he managed to pull through
without any runs crossing the
plate.
* * *
IN AN EXTRA inning first place
playoff tilt, Phi Delta Phi eked
out a 7-6 win over Nu Sigma Nu.
The winning run came in the bot-
tom of the eighth inning when
Bill Mackay hit a single to score
teammate "Stick" Williams.
Delta Sigma Delta defeated
Phi Chi, 6-4, in the other first
place playoff of the afternoon.
Although marked by average
pitching, the very fine fielding
on both sides kept the score from
mounting higher.
In a lopsided contestDelta The-
ta Phi blasted Alpha'Omega, 23-0.
Led at the plate by Don Black,

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who had three singles in four times
at bat, the victors collected sev-
enteen safeties in the three in-
nings of play. The losers were un-
able to get more than three men
to bat in any inning.
In a game loaded with walks,

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Blue, White Grid Squads Meet
As Spring Practice Bows Out
Fans will have their last chancei.
including such standouts as Lou
of the Spring season tomorrow Baldacci, Johnny Morrow, and
afternoon at 2:00 to watch the Art Walker. Missing from to-
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Playing with the newcomers line has partially been solved with
will be 15 returning lettermen, the good showing of the tackles
and ends. Guards and center posi-
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all spring and have received a
great deal of emphasis in practice.3
PRODUCE ,A new face at tackle is John Mor-
row, who has been moved over
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