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FAGE TTtREE

TUESDAY, APRIL-19, 1955

THE 31ICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 1955 TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE TtIRPK

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Hopeful Wolverines Begin Spring Footbal

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Big Ten Track Squads
Show Outdoor Strength
Michigan, Illinois, Indiana Top Contenders;
Iowa, Michigan State Also Promising

20 Lettermen Appear for First Workout;
Center, End Positions Marked by Depth

By ALAN WINKELSTEIN
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is first of
a series of three articles dealing with
Big Ten outdoor track prospects. To-
day-the "first five.")
The Wolverine track team, look-
ing to add the outdoor champion-
ship to their indoor title, face their
stiffest competition from four
Conference foes, Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa and Michigan State.
The outdoor season figures to be
a tight battle between all of these
schools. Michigan, which com-
pletel dominated the indoor sea-
son, will be handicapped by the
elimination of certain races in
which they scored heavily. The
other teams, especially Illinois and.
Michigan State, will have added
strength.
Outdoor Quite Different
Outdoor competition is entirely
different from indoors. There are
no odd distance races such as the
300-yd., 600-yd., or 1,000-yd.
events; the sprints and hurdles are
longer in distance, and there is an
additional sprint race. A large
part of the Wolverines' points in-
Just Practice
DETROIT (A)-Al Kaline got
his fourth home run in two
days yesterday, but it won't
w count in the American League
records.
The Detroit outfielder hit
one out of the park in a six
inning intrasquad game to score
the only run for the Tiger reg-
ulars who lost to the reserves,
5-1.
doors were compiled in these odd
distance races, and the short hur-
dles, advantages which they won't
have outdoors.
Illinois, the defending Confer-
ence champion has always per-
formed better outside, and with
the return to form of Henry Cry-
er, one of the best half mile run-
ners in the country, the Illini
should definitely improve on their
disappointing indoor showing.
Indiana has one of the strongest
squads in the conference, and
rates a definite threat for the ti-
tle.

Iowa has the potentialities to be
one of the stronger teams, but
must improve on a very mediocre
indoor record. Michigan State, the
surprise of the indoor meet with
their second place finish, has good
individual performers and will be
aided by the return of two pre-
viously ineligible trackmen.
Seven Indoor Champions
The Wolverines will depend on
the same team that performed so
ably in the indoor season. Leading
the squad will be seven indoor
champions, backed up by a well
balanced team.
Captain John Moule, holder of
the fastest American college mile
of this winter, 4:09.9, will give
the Wolverines the leading con-
tender for the outdoor mile. Pete
Gray rates as one of the best mid-
dle distant runners in the Confer-
ence. He won the championship in
the indoor meet in both the 1000-
yd. and half mile, and holds the
season's record for the fastest in-
door college half mile, 1:52.8.
Jim Love g i v e s Michigan
strength in the low hurdles, and
Ron Wallingford, another titlist
rates as one of the Big Ten's best
two mile runners.
In the field events, the Wolver-
ines have two honor winners, Dave
Owen in the shot put and Mark
Booth, who tied for the high jump
crown with Cal Boyd of Indiana.
Campbell Holds Key
Indiana's chances will depend to
a large extent on the performance
of, Milt Campbell, the runner up
in the 1952 Olympic Decathlon,
and one of the greatest all-round
athletes in America. Campbell was
bothered by a bad leg in the in-
door season, and if it has recov-
ered, he rates as a serious threat
in the hurdles and sprints.
Len Robinson, a quarter-miler
is a serious threat to capture the
Conference honors. Jim Lambert,
who finished third in the indoor
mile, gives the Hoosiers a strong
runner in either the mile or two
mile event.
Jn the field events, Indiana has
three very capable. performers,
Bob Lane, Don Donaldsonrand
Boyd.

By DON LINDMA'
Bolstered by the appearance of
20 lettermen, Michigan's power-
laden football team opened its
Spring practice yesterday in hopes
of living up to its role as favor-
ite in the 1955 Big Ten gridiron
wars.
Approximately 100 grid hope-
fuls, I ed by Captain Ed Meads,
turned out for the first of 20
Spring workouts, ."which will be
climaxed by the annual intra-
squad in the Michigan Stadium on
May 14.
Five Stars Absent
Five Wolverine stars were ab-
sent from the first day's practice,
Nationwide
The Michigan-Iowa gridiron
clash on October 29, 1955, will
be televitsed nationally, accord-
ing to an announcement yes-
terday by the NCAA. The Mich-
igan State-Notre Dame co r#
test will also appear on. tele-
vision, October 15.
but four were engaged in other
Spring sports.
All-Conference end Ron Kra-
mer and halfback Tom Hendricks
are both members of Michigan's
track team, while center Gene
Snider and halfback Tony Bran-
off are playing baseball. End Tom
Maentz, the fifth missing regular,
is ineligible this semester.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan ran
his squad through some running,
passing,. and blocking drills dur-
ing the opening practice, but he
intends to step up the pace enough
to hold a full-scale scrimmage on
Saturday.
One or the questions which the
Wolverine coach will attempt to
solve is where to play Lou Baldac-
ci, a senior who saw extensive ac-
tion at both the fullback and
quarterback posts last season. Ops-
terbaan will also attempt to
strengthen his tackle and left
halfback positions, the only poten-
tial weakspots on the team.
Pace Bolsters Left Halfbacks
The graduation of Dan Cline,
who filled the left halfback slot
duringmost of last season, leaves
the talented but relatively inex-
perienced Terry Iarr and Tom
Hendricks as the only returning
lettermen at that position. The
much-heralded speedster from Ar-
kansas, Jim Pace, may be the. man
Oosterbaan is looking for as a
successor to Cline, however.
Pace, who will be a sophomore
next fall, is a capable as well as a
sensational runner and is being
compared to Michigan's 1947 All-
American tailback, Bob Chappius.
At tackle the situation isn't quite
as bad, with veterans John Morrow
and Bill Kolesar returning to pro-

Baseballers
Challenged
At Wes tern
By LYNN TOWLE
The Wolverines will be seeking
revenge when they meet Western
Michigan in a baseball tilt today
at Kalamazoo.
Last season the Broncos de-
feated Michigan twice, 4-1 and
7-3. Curently Western Michigan
has a one game edge over Michi-
gan in the all time records, 25-24.
A victory by Coach Ray Fisher's
forces would give both teams equal
standings.
The game will the Maize and
Blue's last contest befort starting
Conference play against North-
western on Friday.
After taking two wins from
Iowa, the Broncos should provide
good competition. Michigan has
looked good since returning from
their Southern trip. They have
won three games in a row and a
total of eight wins as against four
losses so far this season.
Toledo Win Proves Little
The game against Toledo last
Thursday did very little to prove
the strength of the Wolverines
other than the short, fine no-hit,
no-run pitching of Al Levy. It
also gave three other pitchers a
chance to show what they could
do. The only solid hit for the
Wolverines was a double in the
third inning by Catcher Gene
Snider that scored three runs.
The Western Michigan baseball
team outlook seems to have some
unanswered questions.
The outfield includes the only
positions that are set with the
trio of veterans Al, Nagel, Bill
Lajoie, and Lowell Johnson. In
the infield Norb Krfngs, second
baseman, is the only man sure of
his.position. Kenneth Hamlin and
Jerry O'Connell are both vieing
for shortstop. Following Graham,
Mike Schwartzkoff appears to be
a dependable starter after his
excellent five-hit performance
against Iowa last week.
If Coach Charles Maher an
come up with some answers to
his questions, he will have a team
in competition for top rating in
the Mid-American Conference.
Graham Throws Two-Hitter
In the first game against the
Broncos last season, the Wolver-

Highlighting yesterday's resi-
dence hall softball competition
was a masterful no-hit, no-runl
pitching performance by Bob Du-
lude of Wenley House, in an 8-01
win over Winchell.
Dulude struck out 15 of the 18j
batters to face him, with 12 of
these strike outs coming in the
first four frames. The single bat-
ter to reach base was caught while
trying to steal. In the entire game
there were only two fair balls hit
by the Winchell squad.
Jim Bresson, who hit the first
pitch of the game, Phil Oles, and
Bill Mueller all homered for the
victors in this one-sided slugging
match.
Gomberg Wins, 1-0
In other action, Gomberg and
Strauss battled scorelessly for six
and one-half innings until Ken
Swartz, of Gomberg, got a home
run to give a 1-0 victory over
Strauss. Hugh Hickok, pitching for
the winners, came through with a
one-hit performance.
Another game found Cooley

Wenley's Delude Hurls I-M
No-Hitter Over Winchell

House walloping Greene by the
lopsided margin, 26-2, in a
game which lasted only four stan-
zas. In spite of the large score
the Cooleyites managed to garner
but -seven hits, gaining most of
their scoring opportunities via bas-
es on balls and stolen bases.
OTHER I-M SCORES:
SOFTBALL
Michigan 5, Reeves 4
Lloyd 2, Hayden 0
Van Tyne 15, Huber 4
Taylor 19, Adams 4
Alpha Kappa Kappa 18, Phi
Delta Chi 1
Simple Seven 7, Pill Pushers 5
HORSESHOES
Kappa Sigma 2, Tau Delta Phi
1
Pi Lambda Phi 2, Theta Delta
Chi 1
Alpha Tau Omega 3, Alpha Del-
ta Phi 0
Tau Kappa Epsilon over Acacia
(forfeit)
Delta Sigma Phi over Delta Chi
(forfeit)

ED MEADS, 1955 Michigan football captain, runs through
blocking drills during yesterday's opening of spring football.
First Intra-squad scrimmage is scheduled for Saturday

vide a nucleus. Lacking in depth,
Oosterbaan may try to make
tackles out of some of his surplus
ends and centers, the two strong-
est positions on the squad. End
Charlie Brooks has already been
mentioned as a tackle prospect.
Including Brooks and Kramer,
five of Michigan's six top ends are
returning for another season.
Maentz, who started most of last
year at right end, is expected to
be back in action in the fall, while
John Veselenak and Mike Rotun-
no are also back.

At center the Wolverines can
boast four men who are capable
of playing Big Ten football. Jim
Bates, John Peckham, Jerry Goe-
bel, and Gene Snider, all of whom
started at one time or another for
the Maize and Blue last season, are
among the top centers in the Con-
ference.
In addition to this array of tal-
ent, Oosterbaan can pick from two
veteran quarterbacks, two experi-
enced fullbacks, four veteran
guards, and five letterwinning
right halfbacks.

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1945 LAST CROWN:
wolverines Hope To Break
Ten Year Net Title Famine

Major League Standings

By DICK CRAMER
The season of 1945 still hods'
its place as the time of Michigan's
most recent Big Ten tennis cham-
pionship.
There are great hopes that this
year will end the decade of "near-
misses" which has been the lot of
the Wolverine squad.
Many times in the past ten
years Michigan seemed on the way
to snatching the championship. In
1949 and 1950, under Coach Bill
Murphy, they smashed undefeated
through their dual meet schedule
only to finish second and third,
respectively, in the decisive Big
Ten Meet.

AMERICAN LEAGUE
W L Pct. GB
Boston ........... 5 1 .833
Cleveland ..........5 2 .714 ,j
New York ......... 4 2 .667 1
Chicago ............3 2 .600 1%
Detroit .............3 3 .500 2
Washington ........2 2 .500 2
Kansas City ....1. 4 .200 3%~
Baltimore . ..0 6 .000 S
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Cleveland 11, Kansas City 9 (night)
New York 6, Baltimore 0 (night)
NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pct. GE
Brooklyn ..........7 0 1.000
Philadelphia ........4 2 .667 2%
Milwaukee .........4 2 .667 2%
Chicago ............4 3 .571 3
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St. Louis :..........3 3 .500 3
New York..........21.S .286 5
Cincinnati .........2 5 .286 5
Pittsburgh ........0 6 Loos 6
'YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
New York 12, Pittsburgh 3
Milwaukee 2, Chicago 1
Brooklyn 5, Philadelphia 3 (night)
Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 4 (night)

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