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VV"NESDAY, MAY 4, 1955




M'Netmen Humble Wayne, 8-1, in Home



Entire Squad Sees Action,\
Prepares for Northwestern

Michigan's highly-rated tennis
squad opened its home season suc-
cessfully yesterday afternoon with
an 8-1 victory over Wayne Univer-
Coach Bill Murphy, Wolverine
Coach took advantage of the tune-
up for Friday's first Big Ten meet
with Northwestern by playing all
of his nine-man team against the
Tarters in the six singles and three
doubles matches.
From the time that number one
player, Barry MacKay, took the
opening game of his first set from
Larry Soloman with a powerful
cross-fire shot into the left court,
Michigan's triumph over outclass-
ed Wayne was never in doubt.
MacKay Masters Soloman
Combining a blistering serve
with some stellar net play, Mac-
Kay went on to master Soloman,
6-0, in the first set and 8-6 in the
more closely contested second set.
Mark Jaffe, Dick Potter, Pete
Paulus, and Bob Mitchell contrib-
uted points to the Wolverine win
by copping their matches in
straight sets.
Don "Rookie" -Brown, in the
number six singles position, was
the only Wayne player to break
into the scoring column.
All three Michigan doubles com-
binations came through to com-
plete the near whitewash of the
Jaffe, employing a devastating
overhead slam, finished off Carl
Domalske by scores of 6-2 and 6-3.
Potter downed Ed Krause twice
by the same comfortable margin,
6-2, 6-2, while Paulus had a slight-
ly rougher time in tripping Titan
,Vred Trifonoff, 6-3, 7-5.
Chuck Soloman, younger brother
of Wayne's first singles player, was
Mitchell's victim in the number
five singles match, 6-4, 6-0.
Brown Wins for Tartars
Dick Cohen tried hard to keep

...'nets' win

Barr Stars
In Football
Corey, Pace Make
Long Ground Gains
Highlighted by an hour and a
half scrimmage, spring football
practice continued yesterday at
Ferry Field.
Led by veterans Terry Barr,
George Corey, and the Arkansas
speedster, Jim Pace, the team ex-
hibited a devastating running
game. Barr's first attempt on the
ground resulted in a sixty yard
gain through the left side of the
Continuing to dominate the
play, Barr threw a pass in the flat
to Mike Rotunno who gained ten
yards on the play. At this point
the defensive line tightened up
and stopped the offensive play, led
by John Greenwood at quarter-
back, for three successive downs.
Karcz Makes Long Gain
Then Jim Maddock took over
the quarterback slot. Zeno Karcz,
on a Jim Maddock pitchout,
smashed through the opposition
for a six yard gain. A Terry Barr
pass clicked to George Corey for
a forty yard gain and on the next
play it was Corey again, this time
off right tackle for three yards.
Karcz picked up one of the longest
runs of the day as he crashed
through the left side of the line
for 35 yards.
Jim Pace continued his amazing
performances on the field by weav-
ing his way throughda maze of
tacklers for 12 yards and two
stirring runs of 40Mand30 yards
respectively. Jim Maddock, on a
pass into the fiat, connected with
Pace who ran for 20 yards, Mad-
dock extracted himself from dif-
ficulty as, caught behind the line
of scrimmage with no apparent
receivers, he kept the ball and sped
around left end for a 25 yard gain.

The University has recently been
playing host to a 44-year-old foot-
ball player.
Mr. Fritz Becker, who is quite
active in athletics in his home
town of Cologne, Germany, is now
equally active in the study of
amateur athletics in this country.
His personal host at Michigan has
been Varsity Track Coach Don
Canham, who recently returned
from a trip to Europe and brought
the distinguished guest with him.
Plays Soccer-Football
In addition to participating in
soccer-football in Germany, Beck-
er is executive secretary of the
largest soccer-football association
in that country, which also spon-
sors track and field events. There
are 800 such clubs in Germany,
with a total membership of 80,000,
30,000 of which are boys between
the ages of 10 and 18, making it
somewhat of a sequel to our
The main reason for the need
and popularity of such clubs, says
Becker, is that there are no sports
played in Germany's schools and
universities. The boys have to pay
a small fee-around 50 cents a
month-to be able to be active in
the clubs.
The Football Pool
During the Second World War,
many of the facilities for the ath-
letic clubs were destroyed, and
their rehabilitation was brought
about by something which, gener-

ally speaking, is scorned in the
United States-the football pool.
The use of this method, howev-
er, must be sanctioned when one
realizes that the need for it was
a real one. Bets were placed on the
various soccer matches, six per
cent of the take going to the asso-
ciation for the rebuilding of play-
grounds and clubhouses. At the
present time, nearly all of the
competition is on an amateur ba-
sis, but there are a few scattered
semi-pro clubs.
Studies Sports
Becker came to this country to
study sports facilities and activi-
ties in city and youth planning.
"I thought that an industrialized
country like yours would accord-
ingly find need for a highly-con-
centrated system of recreation,
and I am discovering that I was
right," smiled Becker. "I really
must say that I didn't expect
such facilities at the University,
however. Your field house is extra-
ordinary. We have no indoor track
in Germany, you know."
Becker also cited the tennis
courts and golf facilities on and
around campus. "In Germany,
golf is so expensive that only the
richest people can afford to play
it," he related. "In Cologne, which
is a city of 640,000, there are only
one golf course and two indoor
swimming pools."
Attends Classes
While at the University, Becker
has also been attending classes in

various types of sports theory and
dancing. "One thing which really
interests me is the large-scale ac-
tivity in dance," he observed. "I
was quite impressed by the classes
in social, square, and especially
modern dancing."
Becker's career has not always
been one of song and dance, how-
ever. He fought under Rommel in
North Africa in World War II, and
was taken prisoner in 1943 by the
U.S. He remarked about the fair
treatment he was given as a PW
at Camp Hood, Texas, where he
was in charge of sports and recre-
ation. Pointing out the average
German's addiction to soccer, he
recalled that "they tried to im-
press us with baseball at the pris-
on camp, but it was a fruitless en-
The great number of good ath-
letes in America also impressed
the visitor. "It is a pity, though,
that in America, many talented
athletes only play football. If some
of the better football players
were to attempt track, your Olym-
pic teams would be even better
than they are," Becker said,
"Our idea of sports in Germany
is to combine the education of
body, mind and spirit," he con-
tinued. It's an idea which dates
back to the days of ancient Greece.
To me, this theory is the one
which makes your campus the
'Athens of the Middle West' in
more ways than one."

Becker, German Amateur Athlete,
Visits Michigan;_Can ham Acts as Host

Wayne from scoring, but Brown
edged the Wolverine twice, 6-4,
With three men playing for the
first time in the meet, Michigan's
doubles teams looked far from im-
pressive as they played uninspired,
but adequate tennis.
MacKay and Potter stopped Do-
malske and Trifonoff, 6-4, 6-2, in
the first doubles match. Al Mann
and Captain Bob Nederlander
slowly warmed to the task of de-
feating Larry Soloman and Krause,
6-4, 6-0.
Bob Paley combined with Jaffe
to end the meet with a 6-4, 6-2
win over Brown and Chuck Solo-
man in the third doubles match.
With MacKay, Jaffe, and Potter
already fairly assured of positions
in the regular Wolverine lineup,
yesterday's performances of Mit-
chell, Paulus, Cohen, Mann, Paley,
and Nederlander were expected to
furnish Coach Murphy with fur-
ther information concerning the
remaining positions on the team.

-Daily- John Hillyer
THE LOWDOWN-Fritz Becker (right), distinguished German
sports figure, touring the country to gain some impressions of
American athletics, seems to be getting the inside dope from Track
Coach Don Canham.
LCAoDowns. Phi Kappa
Sigs,3j-1, in I-MSoftball

Loss to NU Caps Golf Team Slump

Coach Bert Katzenmeyer faces
the arduous task of lifting his
Michigan golfers out-of a very bad
And in a hurry.
After yesterday's 19-17 loss at
the hands of Northwestern, pre-
ceded by a poor showing against
Purdue and Ohio State on Sat-
urday, the Wolverines' Big Ten
tournament hopes have dimmed
somewhat. T h e championships
start three weeks from this Friday,
at Lafayette, Ind., with Purdue as
host team.
Improvement Necessary
If Michigan expects to make a
bid for the crown, or even a con-
tending position, it will have to
improve more than a little over
these few weeks.
It is conceivable that Michigan,
which finished in the ninth spot
in the Conference last year, could
come awfully close to the leaders,
or even take the first-place tro-
phy, if its troubles are ironed out.
Teams Aren't Far Apart
Katzenmeyer feels that Purdue,
Ohio State and Michigan aren't
far apart from each other in team
strength. Although the Boilermak-
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ers have beaten the other two
teams on two successive weekends
now, there is a possibility that
things may change this Saturday,
when the three squads duel at Ann
Bob McMasters gave Katzen-
meyer some encouragement yes-
terday when he partially recovered

the game he had lost Saturday.
Henry Loeb, who didn't even make
the team's Southern trip, is also
improving constantly.
Katzenmeyer has prescribed a
slight "rest cure" for his squad,

Everything from a no-hit pitch-
ing performance, to a triple play,
and a couple of "walkafests" fea-
tured the opening round of the
Intramural Social Fraternity
championship yesterday.
Dick Heusel pitched a brilliant
no-hit victory for Lambda Chia
Alpha as they defeated Phi Kappa.
Sigma, 3-1. In addition to pitch-
ing a no hitter, Heusel struck out
a total of twelve opponents; six
of them in a row.
A triple play featured the Sigma
Alpha Epsilon victory over Alpha
Delta Phi, by a similar score, 3-1.
In the fourth inning with two on
and no outs, Dwight Galloway
caught a line drive, tagged the
runner on second and threw to
first to complete the play. Bud
Engle hurled a fine two hitter
for the winners, with the lone
tally off him an unearned run.
SAM Triumphs
In one of the wierdest games,
Sigma Alpha Mu downed Zeta
Beta Tau 19-10, in an abbreviated
four inning contest, called because
of darkness. The 29 runs were
scored on only 16 hits but there
were 29 walks in the contest.
ZBT scored eight runs in the
bottom of the second on only two
hits, and the Sammies came back
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score nine runs, on only four hits.
Larry Pearlman lead the SAM up-
rising with a home run in the
third with two men on.
Delts Win
In the final game of the first
place play offs, Delta Tau Delta
defeated Sigma Phi Epsilon in an-
other walkafest, 16-5. The Delts
scored their 16 runs with but four
hits. Jim Cartwright hit a homer
for the losers in the first inning.
Theta Chi downed Phi Sigma,
8-7, in a free hitting second round
playoff contest. Theta Chi came
up with five runs in the last two
innings to win the contest. Bob
MacKenzie was the hitting star
of the game with three hits in four
trips to the plate.
Phi Sigma Delta routed Phi
Kappa Psi in another second round
playoff game 8-2. Simmy Brim-
berg lead the victors attack with
a home run. In the final second
round playoff contest, Chi Psi
trounced Psi Upsilon 10-5.
One Hitter
In a third game, Delta Sigma
Phi defeated Sigma Phi, 3-1 on
the fine one hit pitching of Hugh
Kabat. Sigma Nu outslugged Chi
Phi in a fourth round contest
12-10. The game was called in
the bottom of the fifth with Chi
Phi still at bat because of a time
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Sigma Alpha Mu, battling for
the all-year Intramural cham-
pionship, kept in the running as
it defeated Tau Delta Phi, 2709-
2856, to capture the bowlinu crown
at the Michigan Union, Sunday
The winning total was the sec-
ond highest score ever recorded
in intramural play. The victory
also moved the Sammies into first
place in the Fraternity league,
four points ahead of Phi Delta
Leading the victors was War-
ren Wertheimer who knocked
down 585 pins. Wertheimer was
given able support as Al Rein
racked up 575 pieces of wood and
Erv Rubenstein picked up 562.
Freddy Gordon placed fourth
knocking down 497 pins and Larry
Bizer accounted for 490.
Purdue 3, Notre Dame 2
Idaa 1, Miami (Ohio) 0

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Tau Delta Phi's Paul Russman,
with a single game high of 224,
was the leading bowler in the
match. Russman smacked down
587 sticks of wood. Larry Rosen
held down second place for the
Tau Delts.

The Sammies broke the contest
wide open in the second game tal-
lying 936 pins while Tau .Delta
Phi garnered 854. The SAM win
avenged last year's defeat at the
hands of the Tau Delts, 1954 bowl-
ing champions.

which will take things easy1
Thursday, when practice for
urday's meet will begin.




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Cleveland .....13
Chicago .......11
New York .....10
Kansas City ... 8
Washington .... 6




Brooklyn ......16
St. Louis....... 8
Milwaukee. 9
New York ..... 7
Philadelphia .. 8
Pittsburgh .... 6
Cincinnati ..... 5

L Pct.
2 .889
8 .579
7 .533
9 .500
9 .438
it .421
11 .353
13 .278



Detroit 4, Boston 2
Cleveland 7, New York 4
Chicago 5, Washington 3
Kansas City 4, Baltimore 3
Washington at Chicago
Baltimore at Kansas City
Boston at Detroit (night)
New York at Cleveland (night)

Chicago 6, New York 0
Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 0
Cincinnati 7, Philadelphia 5
Chicago at New York.
St. Louis at Brooklyn (night)
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh (night)
Cincinnati at Philadelphia (night)



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