PAGEFOURTHIE MICHIGAN DAILY
Air Force Raids Russians
At Dnieper Bend; Port
Of Odessa Bombarded
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was announced yesterday; it was de-
clared the remnants of four Russian
divisions were destroyed in their ef-
forts to break out.
Today's aerial attacks in the Dnei-
peropetrovsk area, in one of which
24 American-made or designed Mar-
tin bombers were reported destroyed
on the ground, were subordinkte in
importance to the Luftwaffe's broad-
er assignment along the Dnieper
where it winds to the south and
southwest of that city.
Few bridges span the river and so
Soviet craft of all types were under
violent aerial fire. Specifically, re-
ported sunk were one gunboat and
two smaller craft.
Damage to a number of freighters
on the Black Sea also was claimed,
and aerial squadrons were reported
ceaselessly patrolling the Odessa re-
gion against any Russian effort to
escape by sea there.
The Odessa encirclement, where
the Germans'say a large Soviet force
is entrapped, was reported to be clos-
ing methodically and -uninterrup-
Reports of other sectors were
vague. However, southeast of Smo-
lensk, on the central front before
Moscow, the completion of another
encirclement and the capture of 10,-
000 prisoners was claimed.
(The German wireless asserted this
was a three-day battle in which Nazi
tank formations annihilated two re-
treating Russian divisions. It was
added that 700 Soviet trucks, 90 guns,
25 anti-aircraft guns, 20 anti-tank
guns, 25 heavy tanks and 10 armored
cars were captured or destroyed.)
On the Finnish front two minor
engagements in which the Russians
lost 1,500 men to the Germany and
Finns were announced.
Johnny Hopp Called Sparkplug
Of 'Hell-For-Leather' Cardinals
By WHITNEY MARTIN c
NEW. YORK, Aug. 18.-(The Spe-
cial News Service)-A stocky figure,
feet kicking back dirt like a dog
burying a bone, tears down the base-
line between second and third at Eb-
bets Field, Brooklyn. Several feet
from the bag it takes off in a tre-
mendous, all-out slide which not only
carries it to the destination: but sev-
eral feet beyond. Before it can scram-
ble back the ball has arrived and the
third baseman sees his duty, and
"Those Cardinals," mutters a
Brooklyn inmate in grudging admir-
"That Johnny Hopp," he might
have said, for the stocky figure was
the 25-year-old dynamo who, per-
haps more than anyone else, typi-
fies the dashing, hell-for-leather
style of play that has kept the St.
Louis.Cardinals up there all season.
There's something uncanny about
the way Branch Rickey and Sam
Breadon come up with these Hair-
breadth Harry type of athletes. They
get rid of Pepper Martin and Don
Gutteridge, a couple of galloping
goons, and presto! They come up
with a Johnny Hopp.
Now One Of The Gang
Sure, he was with the Cardinals
May B kGiven
FORT CUSTER, Mich., Aug. 18.-
(R)-Corporal Hank Greenberg may
soon give up his army uniform for
the more accustomed togs of the De-
troit Tigers Baseball Club, but there
are several ifs.
The biggest "if" is whether the 30-
year-old former slugging outfielder
applies for release from the army un-
der the law which makes it possible
for selectees of 28 years or more to be
discharged from active duty.
Next biggest question is how much
weight the recommendation of his
commanding officer will carry should
the application be made.
Captain Glenn A. Sikes, command-
er of the second infantry anti-tank
company to which Greenberg is at-
tached, said today he wold approve
such an application if Greenberg
Sikes said Greenberg conferred
with him regarding provisions of the
new lbw, but added: "I can't divulge
the nature of our conference, nor
tell what Hank intends to do."
The baseball star, who was selected
as the American League's outstand-
ing player last year, was less talka-
tive. He told reporters he had noth-
ing to say about reports. he would
seek imm diae release from service.
is full of opps playing baseball or
football or running or jumping.
Injury Jinx Strikes
CLEVELAND, Aug. 18. (P)- A
couple of injured Cleveland Indian
infielders learned today they might
be out of action the rest of the
Hal Trosky, currently hitting .294,
went on the shelf for "at least' sev-
eral weeks" as Dr. E. B. Castle, club
physician, found the first baseman'
received a double fracture of the
left thumb in his colision with Ted
Lyons in the first game of yester-
day's doubleheader at Chicago.,
Shortstop Lou Boudreau, generally
regarded as the Tribe's sparkplug
although he is batting only .256, has
a possible incisional' hernia-a rup-
ture of an incision for the appendec-
tomy he underwent last fall. He
strained his side in the seventh in-
ning of yesterday's opener.
MIDLAND, Aug. 18.-(P)-Emerick
Kocsis of Detroit was dethroned to-
day as Michigan Professional Golf-
ers Association Champion, but the
expert services of Midland's city en-
gineer were required to complete the
one-up conquest by Mortie Dutra of
Detroit on. the 19th hole.
Kocsis and Dutra, squared at the
end of the regulation 18 holes this
afternoon in a first round match of/
the 20th Michigan P.G.A. tourna-
ment were delayed nearly an hour
on the first extra hole before Dutra,
1934 champion, won it with a parC
Kocsis overclubbed his third shot
on the 542-yard hole, driving the ball
beyond and to the right of the
green. Midland "Country Club offi-
cials thought the ball was out of
bounds, but to, make certain they
called city engineer John Sheblessy,
who after detailed study of blue-
prints, ruled the ball had left the
club property. Kocsis replayed the
shot with the loss of one stroke.
The 1940 double champion who
was shorn last month of his Michi-
gan open title, was the principal cas-
ualty in a day of upsets. Gilbert
(Gib) Sellers, recently-crowned
Michigan open champion, fell be-
fore Tommy Shannon of Detroit 3
and 2. Marvin Stahl, three-time
Michigan open titleholder from Lan-
sing, was defeated by a fellow towns-
man, Ole Clark, one up. .
Mlast year. Played in 80 games and
batted .270. But they never really
took the shackles off him until this
year, and now he's a one-man gas-
house gang. At the moment he is
hitting around .332, tops among the
league regulars, and driving pitchers
daffy with his antics on the base
He is just another example of the
careful seasoiing the Card bosses
give their athletes. The boys might
get tired of being just a tomato on
a window sill in the sun, but they
may be sure that when they are quite
ripe they'll get their chance.
Runs In The Family
There is nothing unusual about
Hopp's athletic ability. He comes
from a family of athletes. Nebraska
A brother, Harry, or "Hippity," was
a speedy halfback on the Huskers'
Rose Bowl football team this year.
Another brother, Ruff, was a foot-
ball and baseball star at Kearny Col-
lege, and a good amateur golfer. An-
other brother was all-state halfback
and basketball guard at Hastings
High School the past school year.
We understand there are one or two
other brothers; younger. A couple
of short Hopps, no doubt.
Starred In Many Sports
' Johnny was an amateur athlete of
no mean ability himself. He was an
all-around athlete at Hastings High,
and started his baseball career in a
twilight league there. He starred in
football, basketball and sprinting at
Hastings College, and played a little
semi-pro ball in Iowa, before he was
signed by Joe McDermott, manager
of the Norfolk Club of the Nebraska
He hit close to .400 in that circuit
and promptly was promoted to Roch-
ester, a jump from Class C to Double
A. In his second year there he de-
veloped a sore arm, .but Rickey liked
the kid's style so he sent him to
Houstion for the 1939 season with or-
ders that he be played regularly at
first base where his lame wing
wouldn't hinder him so much.
He joined the Cards late that sea-
son as utility first baseman and out-
fielder, edged nearer a regular job
last year, and this year is exhibit I-A
of the St. Louis system of feeding
the boys experience where their mis-
takes won't be noticed. Then tust-
in' them with a regular job on a
pennant contender their first year as
a regular. You can't beat it.
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with the regulations of the Regents.
S. W. McAllister,
Teaching Departments wishing to
recommend August graduates from
the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts and the School of Edu-
cation for Departmental Honors
should send such names to the Regis-
trar's Office, Room 4, U. Hall, before
Lockers ip the Intramural Sports
Building must be renewed for the
coming school session or vacated on
or before Friday, August 22, 6 p.m.
A. A. James, Supervisor,
Student Graduation Recital: Nellie
Boswell, Mezzo-Soprano, who is doing
graduate work in the School fo Music
this summer, will present a recital in
partial fulfillment 'of the require-
ments for the degree of Master of
Music at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug-
ust 20, in the Rackham Assembly
Hall. The recital is open to the gen-
Guy Criss Simpson, who is studying
under Professor Christian, will give
an organ recital in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the degree of
Master of Music at 8:30 p.m., Thurs-
day, August 21 in Hill Auditorium.
This recital is open to the general
Student Graduation Recital: Le-
Roy Carlson, Pianist, who is a gradu-
ate student in the School of Music,
will present a recital in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for the
degree of Master of Music at 8:30
p.m., Thursday, August 21, in the
Rackham Assembly Hall. The reci-
tal is open to the general public.
Home Loans: The University In-
vestment Office, 100 South Wing, will
be glad to consult with anyone con-
sidering building or buying a home or
refinancing existing mortgages and
is eligible to make F.H.A. loans.
Library Service after Summer Ses-
sion: In the interim between the
close of the summer session and the
opening of the fall semester the Gen-
eral Library will be closed evenings,
but service will be maintained in the
Main Reading Room, the Periodical
Reading Room, the Medical Reading
Room, and the Circulation Depart-
ment from 8:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.,
with the exception of the period from
E September 1-September 7, when the
M A I D S O F M A I N E--prettiest twins at the fourth annual
Maine twin club at Skowhegan were Helen and Vivian O'Jala, 17,
of Rockport, but don't ask which is which. More than 200 sets of
twins were at the meeting.
TPS F R O M A N E X PER T-opera Singer GraceMoore
gets pointers in native calypso singing from a lad in Puerto Rico,
where Miss Moore 'stopped .en route to South America. Puerto Rico
has been under Stars and Stripes for about 43 years.
TYPING-Experienced. Miss Allen,
408 S. Fifth Ave. Phone 2-2935 or
CHAPERON for girls' co-operative
house starting September. Gradu-
ate student. Call 2-1454 after 6:30
LOST and FOUND
LADY'S Waltham wrist watch lost in
Rackham Bldg. Phone 6817 and
ask for Mr. Pfeiffer.
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or partly. East of Field House.
ROOMS FOR RENT - Single and1
double-also large room in ex-
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DESIRABLE SUITE in private home
for faculty man or graduate stu-
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1929 CHEVROLET. Looks and runs
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FOR SALE-1927 Buick sedan. Good
condition. $35. 414 W. Liberty St.
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S I L K I N T H E R A W--After 32 days of -eating mulberry
leaves every three hours, the silkworm starts spinning a cocoon
about his body. Bill Jarrell says 1,200 of these weigh a pound, is
trying to perfect a machine for silk-spinning.
PA T T E R N F O R P L A N ES--Big riveted sheets of alumi-
num alloy are wrapped into cones like these, in early stages of
plane-making at Ryan Aeronautical Corp. plant in San-Diego, Cal.
Even the rope reflections add to the pattern.