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Pre-Conference Schedule Complete;
'M' Nine To Face MSU Tomorrow

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Although their record compiled
in pre-conference games was ex-
cellent with 10 wins and only
three losses, there are still many
questions that coach Ray Fisher
has been unable to answer.
The biggest question that faces
Fisher is that of his pitching staff.
He readily admits that his hurlers
are not top flight and thinks the
only way to tell how they will fare
in Big Ten play is to wait and
Pitching Questionable
Fisher attributes an abundance
of sore arms as one of the reasons
why the pitching staff is so ques-
tionable. He can't remember any
of his previous Wolverine pitching
staffs being plagued with so many
sore arms, and he has seen quite
a few in his 38 years as Michi-
gan's head baseball mentor.
Fisher is so unsure about the
health of his pitching staff that
he doesn't know who will start the
Big Ten opener. When asked who
would be on the mound for the
Wolverines against Mic hig an
State tomorrow Fisher answered,
"Either Herrnstein, if he's ready,
or Liakonis, if he gets over his
sore arm."
On the brighter side is the hit-

ting department which has been
strong so far this season. This was
seen in last Tuesday's Notre Dame
contest in which the , Wolverine
swatters blasted Irish starter
Chuck Symeon, the fastest pitch-
er Michigan has seen this year.
Leading Hitters
Leading the Wolverine hitters
have been Jim Dickey and sopho-
more Bob Kucher, both of whom
have garnered 11 hits since re-
turning from the spring trip. Bob
Sealhy, who has been hitting at a
.500 clip, with nine hits in 18 tries,
has the highest average on the
Sealby was the big threat to
the Notre Dame pitchers, keeping
his slugging average well in accord
with his total batting average.
Sealby uncorked his second home
run of the young season in the
Fisher gives -a lot of praise to
the sophomores on the squad for
bringing the hitting into shape.
He especially lauds first baseman
Bill Roman for his good play and
steady improvement this spring.
The strapping sophomore from
Detroit brought his pre-confer-
ence games average up to .350 by
collecting three hits in five trips
to the plate in .the Notre Dame
game last Tuesday. He is, in Fish-
er's words, "our most improved
ball player this season.'"
Improving Player
Another player who has shown
rapid improvement is third base-
man Dave Brown. Fisher thinks,
however, that the Battle Creek
sophonore is not as yet a fin-
ished ball player.
The outlook for the team, now
that the regular season is only a
day off, looks a little ominous.
Fisher refused to go out on the
limb with any cut and dry pre-
dictions, but left the. impression
that the pitching, which is sup-
posed to be from 60 per cent to
90 per cent of the game, will be
quite poor.



Although Michigan's tennis team
enters the Big Ten season next
Tuesday as defending Conference
champion with 45 consecutive dual
meet victories to its credit, the
Wolverines cannot be rated as
favorites in their quest for afourth
straight Big Ten title.
According to Michigan Coach
Bill Murphy, Iowa, Illinois and
Northwestern rank ahead of the
Iowa is bolstered by the return
of its top two players, Art An-
drews and Bob Potthast, who lost
in the Conference finals to Michi-
gan's Barry MacKay and Mark
Jaffe, respectively, last year.
Iowa Disappointing
The Hawkeyes were picked to
give Michigan the most competi-
tion last spring, but Andrews and
Potthast received little help from
the rest of the team and Iowa
settled for a surprisingly poor

... sore arm ... returning veteran

Tennis Team Underdog
In Bid for Big Ten Title

'' T Host First Open Track Meet


NEW YORK (A') - President
Warren Giles of the National
Legaue said yesterday the idea of
bringing another club to New York
is "dead.",
"At least the issue is dead at the
moment," he added. "No one has
spoken to me about it, nor have
I heard anything from the mayor's
Giles was here to meet with
Commissioner Ford Frick and
American League President Will

Don Canham hopes to start a
tradition this Saturday.
At 1 p.m. Saturday at Ferry
Field the genial Michigan track
coach will play host to the first,
and maybe the first annual, Michi-
gan Open Meet.
The Wolverines will be host to
athletes from Michigan State,
Wayne State, Western Michigan,
Eastern Michigan, and the Detroit
Track Club in an experimental
Annual Event
"If this meet is successful,"
Canham states, "we are thinking
of setting it up as a real big event
next year. While we are concen-
trating only on trackmen from the
state of Michigan this time, we
may invite athletes from all over
the Midwest in the future."

The program will consist of the
regular run of outdoor races-
including the 100, 220, 440, 600,
800 and 1,000-yd. runs, the mile
and two-mile, and the high and
low hurdles competition. There
will be three relays-the 440, 880-
yd. and mile-and the usual field
events-pole valut, broad jump,
high jump, shot put and discus.
A few problems face Canham in
the organization of this meet. For
one thing, the Drake and Penn
Relays, two of the top drawing
national invitational collegiate
track meets of the spring fall on
this weekend.
"While most of the top per-
formers will be at the big relay
meets," the Michigan mentor
states, "our meet will give the
other team members some real
competition. This will mean that

they won't have to mark time for
a week, and should help their pro-
gress greatly."
As for the future, this problem
doesn't bother Canham. "I think
that the last weekend in April will
always be the best for our meet,"
he says. "Although it will conflict
with the Eastern relays, I think
that we will be able to draw the
best from the Midwest.
Need for Meet
"There is a great need for a big
meet in this part of the country.
I don't plan this as a move to
compete with the Drake and Penn
Relays, but rather as a meet to
fill a *definite necessity for the
schools of the Midwest."
Canham is sending only three
Michigan varsity thinclads to the
Penn Relays, and none to Drake.
Pole-vaulter Mamon Gibson, two-
miler Geert Keilstrup and hurdler
Pete Stanger will represent Michi-
gan in the East.
Besides the other varsity men,
some of the outstanding Wolver-
ine freshmen will be here Satur-
day to battle for honors with the
representatives of the other -Mich-
igan schools.
Sprinter Tom Robinson, who
was edged by Olympian Ira Mur-
chison in the Buckeye Relays last
week, and miler Dave Martin are
only two of the topnotch 'frosh
crew. Martin set a new freshman
record in the rile at Ohio with
a 4:17.4.r

Illinois, too, is blessed with the
return of its first two singles men,
Carl Noble and Al Holtzman. They
also have more depth than Iowa.
The Hawkeyes' greater strength in
the upper singles and doubles .posi-
tions makes them the favored team
Northwestern Darkhorse
Northwestern played the dark-
horse role in last year's meet. The
Wildcats, sparked by many juniors,
finished second to the dominating
These returning juniors again
place Northwestern in a contend-
ing position for this year's team
Michigan suffered the loss of its
top three men from last year's
squad and outside of Jon Erickson
and John Harris have no netmen
of proven ability.
Indiana Strong
The only other team with a
chance for the Big Ten title is
Indiana who will rely heavily on
returning letterman, Gerry Par-
chute, and Bill Petrick, the Roo-
siers' first and second. players last
Lack of depth virtually elimi-
nates them from contention, how-
For the first time since the Wol-
verines won the title three years
ago it is certain that no team will
dominate the Big Ten tennis pic-
ture as Michigan has in winning
three straight Conference cham-
pionships and the NCAA -crown.
.tennis iTroupe
To Perform
Jack Kramer's touring tennis
troupe featuring the world's great-
est tennis stars will perform in
the Ann Arbor High School Gym
on May 8 at 8 p.m.
Top match on the program will
find Pancho Gonzales, the world's
professional tennis champion fac-
ing Wimbledon, title winner, Lou
Hoad. Also on ,the program will
be another singles match between
Pancho Segura and Tony Trabert.
Concluding the evening of tennis
will be a doubles match between
the four greats.
Tickets for:the match are $1.50
for unreserved and $3 for reserved
and are available at numerous
local stores.
Gonzales at present leads :oad,
34-29, in this featured match of
the tournament. Their 100 match
series will take them across the
country and is expected to stimu-
late tennis interest among the
young amateur players, where our
future Davis Cup hopes rest.


(By the Author of "Ratly Rourd the Flag, Boys! "and,
"Barefoot Boy with Cheek.")


I have recently received several letters from readers which
have been so interesting, so piquant, so je ne sais quoi, that I
feel I must share them with all of you. The letters and my
replies follow:
Maybe you can help me. I came up to college eight years
ago. On my very first day I got into a bridge game in the
student union. I am still in the same bridge game. I have never
gone to class, cracked a book, or paid any tuition. All I do
is play bridge.
To explain my long absence and keep the money coming
from home, I told a harmless little lie. I said I was in medical
school. 'this made Dad (my father) terribly proud. It also
enabled me to keep playing bridge. We were both very happy.
But all good things must come to an end. Mine ended when
I came home for Christmas vacation. I arrived to find that
Sister (my sister) was in the hospital with an ingrown spleen.
Dr. Norbert Sigafoos, the eminent ingrown spleen surgeon, was
scheduled to operate, but unfortunately he was run over by
a hot-food cart on the way to the scrubbing room.


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"Oh, never mind," chuckled Dad (my father). "Harlow (4ne)
will fix Sister (my sister)."
. Well sir, what could I do? If I told the truth I would make a
laughingstock out of Dad (my 'father) who had been bragging
about me all over town. Also I would get yanked out of school
which would be a dirty shame just when I am beginning to
understand the weak club bid.
There was nothing for it but to brazen it out. I got Sister
(my sister) apart all right, but I must confess myself completely
at a loss as to how to put her back together again. Can you
suggest anything? They're getting pretty surly around here.
Harlow Proteia
Dear Harlow:
Indeed I do have the solution for you-the
solution that has never, failed me when things
close in: Light up a Marlboro! Knots untie as
you puff that fine rich tobacco. Shade becomes
light as that grand flavor comes freely and friend-
lily through that splendid filter. Who can stay
glum when Marlboro gives you such a lot to like?
Not I. Not you. Not nobody.
Just off the campus where I go to school there is a lake
called Lake Widgiwagan. Thirty years ago when my father was
an undergraduate here he went fishing one day in Lake Widgi-
wagan and dropped his Deke pin in the water. He dived for
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