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THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1954




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by dve it vig ton
by dave livingston

Victors End
State's Long
Tennis Jinx

I FERRY FIELD is going "Big Time." In less than a month America's The Michigan tennis squad:
top track and field performers will invade Ann Arbor for the served warning to Big Ten net foes
nation's greatest track extravaganza, the National Collegiate Cham- that it'will be one of the teams to
pionships. beat at the conference finals next
Michigan has waited for this one a long time. Although this is week, as the Wolverines walloped
the 33rd annual meet, June 11-12 will mark the first time the Michigan State, 6-3, here yester-
affair has ever been held in the state. In fact, never before have the day.
championships been held east of Chicago. Michigan's victory, its first over
the Spartans since 1950, reversed
For hree years Ferry Field has been gradually warming up the 8-1 thrashing it received at
to the Nationals. In '52 the track was widened and improved for East Lansing 11 days ago. The
the Western Conference title meet, last summer competition improved Wolverines, as they await Satur-
a notch when Michigan hosted the first annual Big Ten-Pacific Coast day's match with Illinois, are cur-
Conference clash, and now Wolverine track fans will have the biggest rently riding the crest of a four;
of all NCAA championship meets in their own back yard. game winning streak against con-
ference opponents.

Gomberg Gains Residence Hall Finals
a 4-3 count with a two run rally Dunn contributed to the fourth
Gomberg House, behind the in the sixth inning to advance in place slaughter. Dunn collected
four-hit pitching of Bob Manm, second place competition. Bob three hits, while five of his
swept to an 8-5 victory over Lloyd Hurley was the winning pitcher teammates were banging out two
House yesterday. in a first place and Dale Back the loser. Delta or more.
semi-final residence hall softball Kappa Epsilon defeated Alpha
gameon South Ferry Field. Sigma Phi, 125 in a third place Ta Kappa Epsilon also a c
Big guns in the victor's eight hit SimIh,1-,i hr lc ed in fourth place play with a 9-5
contest. Deke's George Aster al- triumph over Delta Chi. In anoth-
attack were Jim McClurg with a:'lowed five hits in the loosely play- erfut:lcr ti iei h
home run, and Ed Godfrey and w ed affair er fourth placer, this time in the
Earl Kaufman with two hits Residence Hall league, Scott House
apiece. Anton Kramer was the los- KAPPA SIGS WIN combined 11 hits for eight runs
ing hurler for Lloyd but collected a An eight run third inning to edge Hinsdale, 8-6. Den Or-
key hit in Lloyd rally when it brought a 12-7 win for Kappa Sig- mond of Scott belted a timely
bunched together two walks and ma over Tau Delta Phi in another homer.
i three of it's hits for three runs. third place game. Ed White was The Astronomy Department
The winners came back with three the winning pitcher with team- routed an Air Force squad in a
in the last frame to put an end mate Dave Swanson belting a faculty contest, 23-1; while Evans
to matters. homer off Tau Delt hurler Ron Scholars, with John Hirtzel pitch-
Gomberg will face Michigan Charfoos to pace the winners. ' ing a nifty one-hitter, down Nel-
House next week for the residence T D C l p son House, 10-1.
ha? capinhp Theta Delta Chi rolled up the-
hall championship. afternoon's largest score with a
In asecond place playoff tilt, 26-2 rout of Phi Kappa Tau. Mass A southwestern Ohio steel plant
Co move into the second lor e confusion to the tune of 16 hits has found a way to reduce use of
finals. Winning pitcher Norm Kiel and 17 base on balls and thewate from the Great Miami River
as m e Istrong two-hit pitchino by 17,0,000 gallons a day.
was hit hard but managed to -_________________

Nothing would be more apropo than for Coach Don Canham's
Wolverines to walk off before the home folks with their first NCAA
title since 1923, but it looks as though only Illinois stands the slightest
chance of cracking Southern California's track supremacy. Right
now Michigan could probably whip any team in the country, includ-
ing the Trojans and Illini, in a dual meet, but depth and balance
don't pay off in national competition. Both of the cinddr powers
have an abundance of thinclads who represent the best talent any-
where in their individual events, and that's what wins NCAA titles.
Southern Cal has stowed away the amazing total of 17 national
crowns of 32 parceled out since 1921, and since 1935 has gone home
empty handed but five times. The monopoly was broken in the lean
war and post-war years from 1944 to 1948 when Illinois gained the
laurels three times and Navy and Minnesota each once.
f Gophers Toss Hammers ...

THE GOPHERS manipulated one of the biggest farces in track
history to sneak off with their first and last trophy in '48. With
the meet held at Minneapolis, and most schools still suffering from
the war-time dearth of athletes, Minnesota stocked the less-filled
events with entries. In the hammer throw, where here were prac-
tically no entries, the hosts pulled a couple of gridders, including
hulking Leo Nomellini, onto the scene. The pair, who hadn't known
that a hammer was used for anything but pounding nails, picked
up enoigh points for the Gophers to scrape through to the title.
But with no hammers to be thrown this year, only a miracle (or
Illinois) can deprive Southern Cal's home-grown athletes of their
sixth straight championship.
As this seems to be the season for reducing "impossible" track
marks to shambles, all eyes will be focused on the high jump pits
where Trojan Ernie Shelton could conceivably become the first man
ever to soar seven feet. His best effort has just missed 6' 11".
Ia* * * r
Southern Cal Loaded ... j
ALL DOWN THE USC lineup it's the same story. In Jim Lea, the
defending 440 champ, the Californians have a sprinter who has
hit :47 flat. Parry O'Brien has out-worn his eligibility, but Des Koch
and Leon Patterson can toss the discuss as far as their Trojan pre-
decessor. If they had lighted shot put arenas in their backyards,
as does O'Brien, maybe they could throw the shot sixty feet, too.
The talent won't all come from the west coast, by any means.!
The first entry received at the Ferry Field offices was that of Duke's
Joel Shankle, the Penn Relay champ in both the broad jump and high
hurdles and one of the countries top athletes. Texas, as usual, won't
be outdone as it sends up Dean Smith to challenge Illinois' defending
titlist Willie Williams in the 100 yard dash. Smith, who recently
edged Williams in a widely heralded meeting between the two, has
run the 100 in :09.3 with a seven mile wind.
The invaders won't find their hosts playing a passive role, either.
Fritz Nilsson, Roy Pella, John Ross, Pete Gray, Grant Scruggs and
other Wolverines can give anybody trouble in their respective events.!
Michigan's single national winner last year, Milt Mead, and team-
mate Mark Booth .won't match Shelton if he starts playing with
the seven foot mark, but are both good bets to place.

It was Al Mann, "playing one of
his greatest games," in the words
of Coach Bill Murphy, who opened
the flood gates for the Michigan
netmen. The Wolverine captain
defeated last year's number five
Big Ten singles champion Jim
Pore, 6-3, 7-5 in the number one
singles match.
Another dramatic come-back
was staged by Pete Paulus in the
number two singles match. After
losing 6-1 in the first set, Paulus
regained his composure and de-
feated Dick Menzel in the last two
sets by 6-1 and 6-4 margins.
The only Spartan victory in sin-
gles play was registered by number
three man Dave Brogan. After
dropping the first set to Bob Pa-
NCAA Tickets
Tickets for the thirty-third
annual National Collegiate
Track and Field Championships
to be held June 11 and 12 here
on Ferry Field, go on sale-.this
morning at the Athletic Admin-
istration Building.
Student prices will be 60 cents
for the Friday preliminaries,
and one dollar for the Saturday
finals. Reserved seats, available
only for the Saturday session,
will . cost $2.40. Non-student
general admission slats will sell
for $1.20 on Friday, and $1.50
on Saturday.


1Benedict, Ronan Click
As Soph Keystone Duo
By STAN LEVENSON fesses that with Bill and hi
If a fan were to leave a Wolver- ter at Michigan, he didn't
ine baseball game early, and as much choice.

-Daily-Chuck Kelsey
SOPH WHIZES-The slick keystone combine of Moby Benedict
left) and Frank Ronan (right) has pulled 11 double plays for Ray
Fisher's Wolverines this season.

s£ SiS-

MEajor League

weather the storm and add to his
cause by smacking a long three-
run roundtripper off Taylor hurler
Doug Lootens.
A social fraternity game saw
Theta Xi nip Phi Sigma Delta by;

he were walking out, would hear
the familiar cry, "try for two," he
could almost be sure that shortstop
Moby Benedict and second base-
man Frank Ronan were about to
I complete another double play.
After playing together for only
two years, both sophomores have
developed into one of the strong-
est combinations on Coach Ray,
Fisher's ball club. To date they
have executed 11 double plays, av-I
eraging close to one every game
while making only four errors be-
tween them all season.
In1952, after graduating from
Dearborn High School, Ronan de-
cided to bypass an offer from the
Chicago White Sox in favor of at-
tending the University of Michi-j
gan. While a freshman in high
school, he started to pitch, but

During the last ,four summers
' both boys have been playing base-1
ball with the National Amateuri
Baseball Federation. Last year
Moby's ball team won the Na-;
tional playoffs.
Among other sports in high
school Frank has lettered in foot- j
ball and basketball while Moby
also starred in basketball for
In their four years of high school
and during the summers, Ronan
and Benedict have played in four
major sports, and have covered
five different positions in base-r
Moby is the best baserunner on
Michigan's team and is leading the
club in stolen bases with 15. Frank,
through his consciencious effort
has shown much improvement.
Their future at Michigan is in-
deed as bright one.
Night Editor

Cleveland ., .20
New York ....19
Detroit ......16
Baltimore ....12
Washington ..10
Philadelphia .10




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New York 3, Chicago 2
Detroit 4, Philadelphia 3
Cleveland 5, Boston 3
Baltimore 5, Washington
* * *

i because he had the desire to play
j ley, 6 to 1, Brogan won the match as much bail as he could, he con-
with 6-2, 6-2 triumphs in the sec- verted to second base and has
ond and third sets, remained at that position ever
Bob Nederlander captured his since.
match with Steve Britton, 6-1, ILLUSTRIOUS RELATIVE
5-7, 6-4. Nederlander blew a 5-3
lead in the second set and was Moby Benedict attended South-"
behid43 in the deidig rda eastern High School in Detroit
behind 4-3 in the deciding third and after graduating, he too was
set before he regained his poise offered a contract to play major
and won. league ball. Instead of deciding
Bob Mitchell romped in his num- between the Tigers and the New
ber five singles match with John York Giants, Moby came to Michi-
Brogan, 6-4, 6-2, while Bob Sas- gan and is taking up where the
sone made an auspicious return to other half of his family left off,
the courts after a weeks illness by for last year's captain Bill Mogk,
winning the number six singles j is his brother-in-law. Moby con-
6-4, 4-6, 6-3._ _ _ _ _ _
After Mann and Nederlander
combined to down Britton and It's Crew Cut Time!!
Dana Squires, 6-2, 6-2 in the num-
ber two doubles match, Michigan Collegiate Styles
State won the other pair of dou- j our Specialty
bles matches, as Pore and Men- 10 Barbers
zel edged Paulus and Paley, 7-5 I No Waiting
and 6-3, while Dave Brogan and
Jim Beechum took the measure of The Daseola Barbers
Mitchell and Ron Morgan, 6-3, near Michigan Theatre
16-3. ____________ _

St. Louis .....18 14
Philadelphia .16 14
Brooklyn ....16 14
Milwaukee ...15 14
New York ....16 15
Cincinnati .. .17 16
Chicago .....14 14
Pittsburgh ...11 22





St. Louis 3, New York 0
Chicago 9, Brooklyn 3
Milwaukee 6, Philadelphia
Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati


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. * *


T HE WOLVERINES will have to go some, though, to match the per-
formances of past greats who have worn the Maize and Blue into
the nationals. Through the years Michigan athletes have won 19
individual crowns, and one of the more recent stars, Don McEwen,
still holds the NCAA two mile record of 9:01.9 he set as a sophomore
at Minneapolis in 1950. The Hume twins write one of the most
brilliant pages into Wolverine track history when Bob won the
mile title in '44, and the next year brother Ross took double honors
with both the mile and half mile crowns.
But whether the current edition of Michigan trackdom sets any
records, or even wins a race, Ann Arbor will host one of the most
colorful spectacles in American sports. A major automobile company
has donated a fleet of cars to transport the visiting performers andj
officials around the city. Cornelius Warmerdam, who holds the world
pole vault record, will head the coaches clinic held in conjunction with
the meet, while another of sport's most noted figures, Ralph Young,1
the retiring Michigan State athletic director, will serve as honorary
referee. With one of the finest outdoor tracks in the country and a
ready-made alumni weekend crowd waiting for the great athletes of
track and field,,NCAA officials will think twice in the future before
they boycott the East-and Michigan.



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