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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TRIRMDAY MAT'b.1937

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JON ERICKSON

By RAY BERNREUTER
Jon Erickson is the leading
sophomore on the Wolverine tennis
squad, but that is not the only
field in which he is tops.
Erickson maintains a 3.5 scho-
lastic average in Engineering
School. He is serving on the Soph-
omore Executive Board and has
just been elected Junior Class
President.
Erickson, hailing from Kalama-
zoo, started playing tennis when
he was thirteen years old. In his
home town, he entered the Na-
tional Juniors Boys Tournament
for boys under eighteen. In 1953
he won the Michigan State Junior
Championship.,
Tennis All the Time
Erickson likes tennis very much
and plays it the year around. In
the winter he practices with the
Michigan squad in the. I-M Build-
ing. In the spring there is the
regular season, and in the summer,
he travels on a tennis circuit.
On this summer tour, Erickson
feels he gains much exeperience.
He loves to travel and the circuit
takes him all over the country.
Last summer Erickson played in
Atlanita, Georgia against the Cu-
ban Davis Cup player Reynaldo
Garrido. At Colgate he represented
Michigan, in the Eastern Inter-
Collegiate;Tournament. He was
seeded fourth and lost in the semi-
\finals.
Academic Reasons
Erickson says he came to Michi-
gan for academic reasons. He is
in the science engineering program
and hopes to become a nuclear
physicist. "
Besdes practicing 12 hours a
week, Erickson works for the
English Research Institute fifteen
hours a week.
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Last season Erickson was No. 1
on the freshmen team. He and
George Korol were the only men
that advanced to the varsity..
Fast Game
Erickson plays a fast game. He
likes to move up to the net and
put the ball away. Therefore, he
likes to play indoors or on grass.
These surfaces are faster than
gravel or clay.
Erickson hopes to play in the
NCAA tournament in Salt Lake
City, Utah, this summer. Michigan
will send a squad out there, and
Erickson would sure like to be a
member of the team. If Michigan
can do well in Salt Lake City, they
will be among the top ranking col-
lege teams in the country.
Undefeated
This season Erickson has been
undefeated in the singles and the
doubles. He and Mark Jaffe team
up for double matches. Erickson
has been No. 4 man on the 'M'
tennis squad so far. He is in the
midst of a challenge match with
teammate John Harris to deter-
mine the final positions.
Next season Erickson should be
Michigan's No. 1 player because
Barry MacKay, Dick Pottere, and
Jaffe are now in their last season.
Slipped Disc
Disabels Klu'
CINCINNATI (-Ted Kluszew-
ski, eager to undergo an operation
for a slipped disc, said yesterday
the surgeons will not know how
serious it is "until they have a
chance to look at it."
"They won't know how long I'll
be out until they actually cut and
get in there," the big Cincinnati
Redleg first baseman told report-
ers.
A "fusion" type operation would
sideline him for the rest of the
baseball season, he said.
"However, if it is the less seri-
ous type of operation, it would
mean just the removal of a disc,"
he continued. "Then, I'd probably
be able to play toward the end of
this season."

HERB SCORE RAY BOONE TED WILLIAMS
impaired vision? ... 1000th hit ... three homers

STAN MUSIAL
another plateau

PLAY OF 'OLD MEN'

ALSO SPARKLES :

Courage Stands Out in Seore-McDougald Incident

By RUDE DIFAZIO
Notable performances by major
league baseball players on and off
the field within the last two days,
mark this season as one which will
keep sports writers and historians,
in copy for tlie next generation.
In years to come, the writing
fraternity will dwell on stunned
Gil McDougald, near tears after
his line drive felled Herb Score
Tuesday night, telling the world
he would quit baseball if Score
went blind.
They willtell of the game Score
lying in his hospital bed, listening
to his Indians win the game un-
doubtedly for him.
Condition 'Encouraging'
He still is not out of danger of
losing his sight. His doctor de-
clared "what signs we could see
were encouraging." He spoke of
"considerable improvement."
The writers will tell how doctors

wouldn't allow McDougald to see
the ace lefthander and how Score
sent word to Gil through a nurse
-"tell Mac it wasn't his fault."
But the newsmen will have more
to write when they look over this
season.
Namely, they will reminisce of
the two old men whose careers
were already immortal, going on,
and on, and on.
Musial Ties Sisler
Yesterday Stan Musial" rapped
out the 2,812 hit of his career, ty-
tng him with George Sisler in 20th
place in the list of most hits in
a careeer. Tomorrow Musial takes
out after Charlie Gehringer who
clubbed 2,839 hits. And it is prob-
able that "The Man" could with
another 120 hits this season move-
into tenth place ahead of such
legendary figures as "Babe" Ruth,
Mel Ott, and Rogers Hornsby.
In the American League Ted

Williams showed he couldn't be
forgotten just yet as he knocked
out three homeruns in yesterday's
game and raised his batting aver-
age to .474. His hits have knocked
holes in the theory that the vet-
erans don't hit until the weather
gets warm. He has nine home-
runs, a total he didn't reach until

July 26 last year when he hit 24.
But, the writers may not note
that on this day Ray Boone, the
type of player who will set few
longstanding records, but the type
of solid player that makes base-
ball the "American game," also
reached a milestone-his 1000 ma-
jor league hit.

Delta Tau Delta Scores 3-0
Shutout over Delta Upsilon

S cene from the
IDELINES
by Dick Cramer
The Reason f or Sports
COLLEGE SPORTS are big business; and with the tremendous
financial investment in it, there's doubt that it can ever really be
deemphasized.
But with college sports here to stay-and in a big way-the
rationale behind it must be brought again to the forefront as a
guide to future developments.
The men in charge don't hesitate to explain the "role of college
athletics." Simply stated; it is seen as a way of building men morally
and physically and as a means for creating fellowship among them.
There probably isn't an athletic director at any college who
wouldn't subscribe to these traditional principles. But putting them
into operation is another matter. The practical aims of winning,
making money and pleasing alumni often supersede more lofty con-
siderations.
The frequent indications of cut-throat competition in recruiting
and subsequent under-the-table payments to athletes at some institu-
tions hardly point up any general moral uplifting in, college sports.
And while physical development has obviously been attended
to, this has often appeared to be at the expense of academic achieve-
ment. The latter is still supposed to be the primary purpose of college.
But when rigid training schedules cut deep into the time and eergy
of the athletes, academics may suffer.
Not Much Fellowship . .
AS FOR the creation of fellowship, there's not much of this that
can be done when a person travels long distances just to participate
in one sports event at anothe~r school-especially if he then leaves
without having had any more intimate contact with his hosts than
to tag one of them out at second base or to tackle one to prevent a
touchdown.
In all this Michigan has come off fairly well. At least we have an
athletic director who recognizes that shortcomings do exist in present
sports setups. H. O. "Fritz" Crisler has opposed the spread of dangerous
recruitment policies. He has been successful to the extent of helping
shape the Big Ten's reasonable new middle-of-the-road athletic code.
His huge sports department has also kept in mind that the huge
profits from varsity sports should serve the entire college community.
Its hands have been somewhat tied by Regents' regulations that forbid
use of athletic funds for anything other than sports. Yet within
those limitations it has provided sports facilities and a great intra-
mural program of which all students and faculty can take advantage.
Crisler also has come up with some constructive ideas on how to
promote inter-collegiate friendships through sports. To date they
have not gained widespread approval. These ideas deserve publicity,
and the final column of a soon-to-graduate associate sports editor
seems a good place with which to start.
As was implied before, when a team visits another school, it often
has very little contact with any of the students except on the field of
battle. Crisler has suggested a way of improving this situation while
at the same time simplifying scheduling work.
Crisler's Suggestion :.e.
THE PLAN is to have all of a school's teams travel together during
the season. During the winter, for instance, Michigan's six active
sports squads would all visit the same opposing schools on the same
weekends. Other schools would send all their teams to Ann Arbor
for the remaining weekends.
When visiting teams were not in action, they could be meeting
students of the host school in what would be a broadening experience
for all concerned. This idea could be expanded so that Saturday nights
need not be the time "to catch the bus or plane back home," but
could be when the weekend climaxes in a big social affair in honor
of the guests.
Such a plan would be especially valuable when it drew together
faraway schools. South and North, East and West might really get to
know each other a little bit better. Even football teams - though
they'd travel alone - could plan to increase their social contact with
students at the schools they visit.
This may seem like a little thing to devote so much newspaper
space to. But it is an effort to return college sports to its proper
perspective as a means of bringing together different persons into
valuable educational contact.
Crisler has a good idea. Let's tope he will take the lead in
promoting this plan as well as all other plans that view sports as
a means to more universal goals instead of as an end in itself.
Michigan has had much to be proud of in its long sports tradition.
But it can do even more in the future in furthering the principles
on which the entire intercollegiate athletics system was founded.

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By FRANK MABLEY
Delta Tau Delta's Cal Haywood
rose to the occasion yesterday, as
he fashioned a brilliant one-hitter
to defeat Delta Upsilon, 3-0, in the
opening game of the "A" first
place playoffs in I-M softball.
The "hit-hungry" bats of DU
were quieted and discouraged as
Haywood struck out 11 men and

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Major League Standings

The Leaders

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NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pct.
Milwaukee 13 6 .684
Cincinnati 13 7 .650
Brooklyn 12 7 .632
St. Louis 10 8 .556
Philadelphia 10 9 .526
NewaYork 8 13.381
Chicago 7 13 .350
Pittsburgh 5 15 .250
Yesterday's Games
St. Louis 13, New York 4
Cincinnati 7, Brooklyn 6
Philadelphia 2, Milwaukee 1
Chicago 7, Pittsburgh 1
Today's Games
No games scheduled

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New York 12 7 .63
Chicago 11 7 .6
Boston 12 8 .6
Cleveland 10 8 .55
Kansas City 11 10 .52
Detroit 11 10 .52
Baltimore 8 11 .42
Washngton 4 18 .18
Yesterday's Games
Detroit 11, Washington 3
Boston 4, Chicago 1
Cleveland 10, New York 4
Baltimore 11, Kansas City 2
Today's Games
Boston at Chicago
Washington at Detroit
Only games scheduled

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Williams, Boston 53 24
Simpson, Kansas City 77 29
Fox, Chicago 64 23
Bertoia, Detroit 63 22
Wertz, Cletveland 60 20

Pct.
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RBI-Sievers, Washington; Simp-
son, 20
HITS-Simpson, 29
STOLEN BASES-Landis, Chi., 4'
PITCHING-Trucks, KC,. 4-0
STRIKEOUTS-Score, Clvlnd, 39

only allowed two men to reach
first base.
Dave Cobb, previously unde-
feated this season in I-M soft-
ball, was also at his best. Cobb
matched his opponent almost
pitch for pitch as he allowed only
one earned run and six hits.
Big Fourth
Four of these hits and two runs
for the Delts came in the big
fourth inning. Here, Haywood got
his first of two singles to drive in.
the first run.
In other first place playoff com-
petition, Sigma Phi Epsilon
blanked Phi Gamma Delta, 11-0.
Cal Atwood set the victory pace as
he allowed only two hits.
The SPE's scored five runs off
Phi Gam pitcher Paul Melgard in
the first two innings and six in the
last two innings. Larry Lever-
cumbe was instrumental in the
victory with the only circuit-clout
of the game.
Other Scores
Other "A" I-M scores were:
Alpha Tau Omega 10, Psi Upsilon
0; Triagles 20, Delta Kappa Epsi-
Ion 1; Delta Sigma Phi 14, Theta
Xi 5; Chi Phi 11, Phi Kappa
Sigma 10; Phi Alpha Delta 9, Phi
Delta Phi 6; and AFROTC over
Pill Pushers by a forfeit.
In "B" softball action Van Tyne
sneaked out a close victory over
Reeves, 18-17. The game was won
by Van Tyne in extra innings
when Hank Appleman hit a home
run to drive in two runs.
In the other "B" game Gomberg
slaughtered Adams, 22-3. Alpha
Chi Sigma topped Tau Epsilon
Rho, 5-3. ,

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NATIONAL LEAGUE
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Hoak, Cincinnatti 61 25
Aaron, Milwaukee 82 32
Musial, St. Louis 72 28
Robinson, Cincinnatti 72 27
Foiles, Pittsburgh 52 19

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RBI-Furillo, Brooklyn; Sauer,
New York, 19
HITS-Aaron, 22
HOME RUNS--Aaron and Adcock,
Milwaukee, 6
STOLEN BASES-Mays, NY, 7
PITCHING-Sanford, Phil., 3-0
STRIKEOUTS-Roberts, Phil., 27
(These figures do not include yes-
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