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The Cracker Barrel
By Mike Dann
Daily Sports Editor




A Civilian Pilot Training program,
revised in line with recommenda-
tions of the War and Navy Depart-
ments, will begin July 1, according
to Mr. J. F, Cline, assistant coordi-
nator of CPT, and applications are
now being accepted in the aeronauti-
cal engineering office.
At the present time the Unive -
sity's quota and the length' of the
summer course are unknown, but it
is likely that the training will be
full-time work, covering an. eight-
week period, with the government
paying a small salary to all students.
To be eligible for enrollment, stu-
dents must be between the ages of
18 and 37, and must pass CAA men-
tal and physical tests, it is expected
that the program will attract large
numbers of students who have been
unable to meet the stringent physical
requirements of the Army for com-
bat pilots.
The enrollees in the new CPT
course will be required to take CAA
4 commercial examinations and will
be enlisted in the reserve corps in a
new category whereby specific num-
bers will be called at the completion
of certain courses for prescribed du-
ties in the army. The others will re-
main on inactive status as civilian
instructors, airline pilots or ferry
pilots. 1
Housing in the dormitories of col-
leges giving ground instruction will
be furnished most of the trainees
and in 24 to 40 weeks from time of
initial flight, students will be eligi-
ble for jobs as service pilots. Pilots
with previos flight experience will
be able to qhalify for these positions
in a very short time, and are par-
ticularly urged to enroll so that sea-
soned instructors in CAA Training
Schools may be released for military
Because of the urgency of the war
effort, the original plan and policy
for pre-flight training in CPT and
enrollment in the Air Corps Enlisted
Reserve Corps will be abandoned and
those trainees who have taken CPT
and have been enlisted will be caled
to active duty at an early date.
According to Mr. Cine, who has
Just returned from a conference at
Lansing, where Civil Aeronautics Ad-
ministration personnel an train-
ing contractors discussed the new
program, those who cannot be ac-
commodated in the first class will be
given priority for later classes start-
ing each eight weeks.
Russian War
Relief Supper
To Be Monday
Proceeds Are To Be Used
For Medical Supplies,
Surgical Instruments
A Russian buffet supper-zahuski
-complete with samovars of tea and
blintchniki, will be held at 8 p.m.
Monday in the Masonic Temple for
the benefit of Russian- War Relief,
Russian music and dancing will be
featured at the program. Prof. John
L. Brumm of the School of Journal-
ism will act as master of ceremonies.
Tickets will be sold at the door.
Named "Aid To Russia Day" by
rayors and governors throughout
tle nation, including Mayor L. J.
Young of Ann Arbor, Monday will
see intense drives for Russian Relief
Scrolls of signatures, greetings to
the youth of Russia, will be ciru-
lated on campus Monday. Nation-
wide distribution is expected to net
1,000,000 signatures.
After the collection of the scrolls
has been accomplished they will be

presented to Soviet Ambassador
Maxim Litvinoff, who will forward
them to the Soviet Union.
A double purpose is served by the
signature collection for scrolls.
Signers will be asked to contribute
small sums to the Russian War Re-
lief Fund.
Medical supplies and surgical in-
struments will be purchased by the
RWR to be sent to the Soviet Union.
They will be transported to the ci-
vilian population and the front-line
hospital by the Soviet government.
Already cooperating in the inten-
sive drive for funds and scroll signa-
tures are Ann Arbor churches, fra-
ternities, sororities, campus organ-
izatiqns and cooperative houses.
Victory Dance Scheduled
The Michigan Wolverine will hold
the first in a series of victory dances

Summer Intercollegiate Sports . .
Despite countless obstacles the University of Michigan athletic depart-
ment is starting to mold a well balanced intercollegiate athletic program
for the present semester.
Definite plans have not been completed yet, but it is certain that the
Wolverine baseball, tennis and golf teams will be active this summer.
First to see action will be Coach Ray Courtrighl's golfers, who will
compete in the national intercollegiates starting Monday at the Chain
O' Lakes course at South Bend.
Courtright will take a six-man team with him but only four of that
group will score officially for the University of Michigan golf team. Three
other varsity linksmen will participate in the tournament unattached.
The Wolverine squad, which holds the Big Ten crown, will be headed
by Capt. John Leidy and Ben Smith, captain-elect. Others who will make
the trip are Chan Simonds, Dave Osler, Bill Courtright. Bob Fyfe, Bill Stew-
art, Phil Marcellus and Bill Ludolph.

Play Local

Nines ..a.

Coach Ray Fisher has mapped tentative plans for his summer schedule
but must wait for official acceptances from some of the colleges. Notre
Dame and Ohio State are two of the universities that Michigan will prob-
ably play.
A major portion of the Varsity's dialmond tilts will be played against
local nines in the Industrial and Business loops. Some excellent teams make
up these two leagues and should give their Wolverine neighbors plenty of
Capt. George Harms and Bud Chamberlain, who were seniors this
spring, have returned to school and will probably form the nucleus of Fish-
er's new aggregation. Chamberlain refused several Major League offers to
play professional ball this summer because he is enrolled in the Navy's V-7
program.' In order to remain in this branch of the service Bud has to take
several math courses this summer.
The tennis program for the summer is still very much up in the air
according to Coach Leroy Weir. There will be a big IM tennis program but
who will be Michigan's opponents in intercollegiate competition will prob-
ably be announced/iext week.
Wakefield May He Brought Up. . .
Cracker Crumbs: Dick Wakefield, ex-Wolverine star, is still burning up
the Texas League with his sensational hitting. Several nights ago Dick
pasted Shreveport pitchers for three home runs and two doubles in six
times at bat. According to rumors the big fellow will be brought up to De-
troit to give the Tigers sQme much needed batting power . .. James Chase
Fannon, who was the Big Ten individual golf champion in 1939 while play-
ing for Northwestern University, was killed Wednesday 'when his naval
training plane crashed. . . Wise money has it that Benny Friedman, Michi-
gan All-American quarterback in 1925, will resign his post as coach of the
City College of New York football team and join the Navy. If he does that
City College will drop grid activities for the duration . . . Talk of summer
football practice for the 1942 Wolverine team is out of the question because
Conference rules forbid any organized practice before September 7 . .. the
athletic career of Bob Riley, co-captain-elect of the Purdue basketball
squad and star fielder, will be suspended for the duration of the war at
least. Bob has enlisted in the U.S. Naval Air Corps and expects to be called
foK active training in the near future.
Vir idi1TrueksPitches Tigers
To 34 Victory Over New York

Dark Horses
Hale America
,ot 05s;Pae
Forly-light Players Shoot
Under Par As Turnes
And Crisnmu Are TIed
CHICAGO, June 18.-fA- -A little-
known pro from Alabama and one
of seven golfing Turnesa brothers
posted low scores of 65 today in the
opening 18-hole round of the Hale
America National Open Golf Tour-
nament at the Ridgemoor Country
Otey Crisman of Selma. Ala.. up
here "gallivanting around," came in
with the first 65 and for four happy
hours gloried in his lead, which ap-
'peared to be safe.
But the firing wasn't over yet, for
Crisman had overlooked little Mike
Turnesa of White Plains, N. Y., one
of seven brothers.
Mike, shooting a 34 on the first
nine and a blistering 31 on the sec-
ond, sneaked up to tie Crisman and
thus the two led the field after 96
players-81 pros and 15 amateurs-
had finished wrecking the course
with sub-par golf. Eleven of 107
entrants withdraw:
Forty-eight players ripped par to
pieces and 15 equalled it. Par for
the compact little 6,519-yard layout
is 72, but thpt's for the club members
and not for the golfing slickers who
trampled over it today.
Crisman had five birdies on the
back nine, while Turnesa scored six.
Grouped two strokes behind Turn-
esa and the drawling Alabaman were
five players-Lawson Little of Mon-
terey, Calif., 1940 National Open
Champion; Al Brosch, Farmingdale,
N. Y.; Lighthorse Harry Cooper,
Minneapolis, Minn.; Lloyd Mangrum,
Monterey Park, Calif., and Mike Sip-
ula of Ottawa, Ill.
Another group of six were in the
68 bracket-they were Dick Petz, Oak
Park, Ill.; Herman Barron, White
Plains, N. Y.; Jimmy Demaret, Red-
ford, Mich.; George Schneiter, vet-
eran pro of Ogden, Utah; Wilford
Wehrle, Racine, Wis., lowest shooter
of the 15 amateurs, and the veteran
Horton Smith, Pinehurst, N. C.
Local Pitcher, Pail Beer
May et State Sanction

ottnue s. -from Pge 1)
ler 's total of enemy planes destroy-l
ed in combat to eight. His fighter
also has a miniature painting of a flag
with a bomb in the center to indicate
that he dropped a light bomb on a
Japanese anti-aircraft batterly at7
Salamaua, New Guinea, on March 10.1
At that time he was the Navy's lead-
ing ace-having three more credits
than Edward (Butch) O'Hare. Gay-
ler's total, however. may have been
surpassed by other pilots in the Mid-
way Island battle.
Brett Comies From Cloud
Let us *revert for a moment to the
attack on Japanese carrier No. 1 as
Commander Brett's torpedo planes
came snaking out of the low cloud,
Commander Ault's four heavy dive
bombers were gaining altitude for-
their attacks. They first flew over
the Japanese at 3,500 feet, picked
the carrier from amid the form tions'
below. The Japanese ships mdmen-
tarily were in clear air but were
steaming fast for a rainsquall.
The four piaaes turned into their
dives just as the first torpedoes were
being released. Much of the car-
rier's anti-aircraft was busy with the
torpedo planes--there being 11 of
them-and Commander Ault's bomb-
ers were not molested in their swift,
straight descent. The result was
that three of their bombs plunged
through the carrier's deck. Tower-
ing masses of smoke and debris rose
after each blast.
"The bombs seemed to act in a dual
manner," one of the torpedo pilots
who saw the dive bombers come down
said afterward: "Not only did they
tear that carrier apart but they also
had an incendiary effect. Of course,
that's not so strange. Carriers have
huge tanks full of fuel oil and high
test gasoline. Once this starts to
burn it's, goodbye."
Only one of this force of four dive
bombers reached the Lexington after
the battle. A cloud of Zeros inter-
cepted Commander Ault's little force
and shot down three. The Command-
er's last words ov&r the radio were:
Gunner Badly Hit
"My rear gunner is 'adly hit, I'm
also wounded. Going down on the
Ensign N. A. Sterrie, one of Com-
mander Brett's torpedo plane pilots,
"Many Japanese fighters showed
up during our attack but they didn't
push their- attacks home. The car-
rier went into a tight corstant turn
when it was attacked, and was smok-
ing heavily when we went away. As
I came out of my attack, I found one
of our group had saved his torpedo,
since the carrier seemed to be def-
initely gone.
"He turned away and made a run
toward one of the four cruisers that
were accompanying the carrier. I
had no fish but accompanied him on
the attack in order to absorb some of
the anti-aircraft fire from that ship's
guns. We were unable to see the re-
sult of the torpedo shot.,"
Bombs Released
The assault on Japanese Carrier
No. II was just as furious as the raids

our objective," Ensign J. H. Jorgen-
son in one of our carrier No. II tor-
pedo planes told me after the fight.
"We circled once and saw two car-
riers, two battleships, three heavy
cruisers and three light cruisers. They
were increasing their speed to 25
knots and were spread over a dis-'
tance of five miles long and three to
four miles wide at that time.
"We dived on the, starboard car-
rier, the skipper, Lieut. Comm. W. O.
Burch, led and I followed. My bomb
was released at 2,000 feet. I could
see the skipper's 1,000 pounder hit
flush on the carrier's deck. Then I
saw a lot. of smoke.-
As he swooped up out of his dive,
Ensign Jorgenson said, his plane was
hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire.
"It lurched and started into a left
spini After recovering I discovered
a shell hole in the left aileron and
wing. Fabric quickly ripped off and
the wiring and tubing protruded.
"As I gained a climbing altitude
three fighters jumped my tail. Their
bullets peppered the plane and es-
pecially the wings and front end of
the fuselage. Some passed in over
my right shoulder and tore off the
rear of my telescope. Others hit the
back of the seat (which was arm-
ored). More came through wreck-
ing most of my instruments. One
bullet passed through the oxygen
tube which was lying on my foreari
-causing the tube to smoke.
"Three bullets grazed my right leg
and I got some shrapnelsor powder
burns in my foot and toes."
Radioman Sees Jap
The plane became difficult to con-
trol, became heavy in the left wing,
the Ensign said.
"I flew through some clouds and
my radioman saw one Japanese fight-
er. Three more attacked from above
ahd ahead. One came in head-on
and I shot into him until he veered
off smoking. After this my engine be-
gan to lose power-missing on one or
two cylinders. I picked up a group
of Douglas scout bombers ahd came
"Arriving, I tried to land with flaps
down, but the plane was uncontroll-
able. I then raised the flaps, notified
the carrier I would land in the water,
and sat the plane down in the sea.
I was picked up four minutes later."
Lieut. E. S. McCusky, also from
United States Carrier II, was in a
fighter accompanying a group of dive
bombers and torpedo planes. He also
saw two carriers and watched his
comrades in the bombers and torpe-t
do planes deliver ,strong assaults.
Then he found himself in a fight
with Japanese defensive fighters that
occupied all his attention until he
dived into a cloud and escaped. Mc-
Cusky's official report read as fol-
When we saw the enemy they
- - - - - --

were steering for the cover of a rain-
storm. In their group were three
battleships, two carriers, with an ac-
companying screen of destroyers. I
was at 2,000 'feet and the torpedo
planes were right down on the water.
"As the torpedo planes went in I
could see the Japanese main batteries
firing their heaviest guns-either six
or eight inc ers-in salvos. They
were kicking up spouts of water close
to our planes, which were all fanned
out to cover any angle the carrier
might turn to evade the missiles.
Zeros Get Set
"Thirty seconds later I saw three
Zeros above preparing to attack. I
closed in on my leader, Lieut. George
S. Leonard, to warn him. I overshot
and the first Jap dived on me from
above and behind,. I applied full
throttle and made a steep climbing
turn toward him. His tracer bullets
trailed behind my plane.
"In a few seconds I saw him pull
up in front of me, smoke hesitate,
then go down in flames-evidently
hit by one of our fighters, I believe
by Lieutenant Leonard."
McCusky saw another Zero com-
mencing a dive at him. He turned
toward the plane in a "scissor maneu-
ver" to avoid the attack. Then as
the Japanese pilot climbed for an-
other dive the Ensign raised the nose
of his plane until his sights were full
on the enemy.
400 Rounds Fired
"I fired 400 rounds into him," Mc-
Cusky wrote. "He did not attack but
turned, straggled into a cloud with
smoke trailing behind him. At this
moment another .Zero attacked me
from above and as I was almost at
stalling speed I went into a cloud to
avoid him. As I entered I saw three
more Zeros below and behind."
The dive bombing pilots of Unit-
ed States Carrier II were busy mean-
while dropping ,their big explosive
charges on and around Japanese Car-
rier II. There were 24 of these, which
accounts for the large number of
hits-seven--as compared with the
Lexington's total of three on the car-
rier her dive bombers hit. The-Lex-
ington's main dive bomber group, re-
member, did not find the Japanese at
all, and the only dive bombing sup-
port given the torpedo planes was by
four planes.
"In these stories I have mentioned
several natnes. I want to point out
that the men whose exploits I cited
as examples to illustrate the univer-
sal valor of our airrien and ships'
crews, were no more ,brave, daring,
or self-sacrificing than a large num-
her of others whose names have not
been mentioned. In news accounts,
even as full as my editors have al-
lowed these to run, it is obviously im-
possible to cite every outstanding
- - -I-

Lexington Airmen Devastate Jap
Carriers In Great Coral Sea Battle

From Associated Press Summaries
If every club in the American
League pushed the Yanks around
like Detroit's upstart Tigers, July 4
would find fans still pouring into
the ball parks trying to figure out
the pennant wiener.
Young fireballer Virgil Trucks
brought the season score to 6-4 for
the Tigers yesterday as his four-hit
masterpiece whipped the world
champions 3-1. Spud Chandler went
all the way for the losers, but De-
troit bunched four of their six hits
in the second inning to wrap up the
ball game.
Trucks Settles Down
Trucks, wild in the early innings,
settled down after Keller drove home
the Yankees' only run in the first,
and with great support afield turned
back Murderer's Row with a mini-
mum of difficulty.
Jubilant over their series victory,
the Tigers didn't go off the deep end.
Birdie Tebbetts, No. 1 Detroit- catch-
er, will leave the club for the Army
Air Corps July 9, while the draft
threatens off-and-on young pitcher
Hal (Lefty) Newhouser, and rookie
shortstop Bill Hitchcock and Murray
Meanwhile those rough, tough
Brooklyn Bums gave - the St. Louis
Cardinals both barrels in a night
game. In a scrap marked by sixth-
inning fisticuffs, the Dodgers halted
the seven-game St. Louis string with
a 5-2 win behind the steady eight-hit
hurling of veteran Larry French.
As usual belligerent "Ducky" Med-
wick was mixed up in the extra-
curricular activities, but even Dolph
Camilli-named Father of the Year
before the game-threw a few
Army Decision Places
Damper On Louis Fight
WASHINGTON, June 18.-W)-
Prospects of another title fight- by
Corporal Joe Louis Barrow faded
into the indefinite future today as
the Army decided that the heavy-
weightf champion must complete his
basic military training forthwith.
Secretary Stimson announced that-
Louis had been ordered to report to
Ft. Riley. Kans., Cavalry Replace-
ment Training Center and added
that, until his period of intensive
soldiering there was completed, "ap-

punches. After the battle, a ten-
minute affair, was completed Lefty
Max Lanier, the Card starting pitch-
er, weakened and the Brooklyns
scored twice to tie up the game. Three
runs off ace reliefer Mercer Beazley
in the eighth won the contest as the
Dodgers picked up another full game
on their closest rivals.
Nine-Game Streak Broken
Their nine-game streak broken
yesterday, Boston's rampaging Red
Sox lost a chance to pick up that
same full game on the Yanks as their
game in St. Louis was postponed.
Lou Boudreau's Cleveland Indians
also lost an opportunity to pick up
percentage points as the Washing-
ton Senators, paced by their young
battery of pitcher Early Wynn and
catcher Jake Early, whipped them
7-1. Wynn scattered' seven hits in
going the distance while Early's dou-
ble0 and two singles drove in four
Frantic Jimmy Dykes' White Sox
continued their merry-go-round with
the Athletics, returning to sixth
place with a 7-2 victory over the
Philadelphians. Kid infielders Don
Kolloway and Bob Kennedy furnish-
ed the punch as Buck Ross, aided
by Joe Haynes, limited the A's to
five hits.
Read States Willingness
To Run For Lt. Governor
LANSING, June 18.-(P)-ThomA
Read of Shelby, veteran of 'many
political wars. bluntly informed
newsmen today, "I'm going to run
for lieutenant governor."
Announcing his candidacy for the
Republican nomination for that post,
Read gave notice of an attempt to
come back politically following his
rejection by the 1940 GOP state
convention when he sought renom-
ination as attorney general and col-
lided head-on with another political
veteran, the then Governor Luren D.

LANSING, June 18. -(R)- The
time-honored drinking custom of an-
other day-"rushing, the growler"-
may be given legal sanction in Mich-
igan once again.
The Liquor Control Commission
disclosed today it is studying the ad-
visability of legalizing the practice
of purchasing beer in a pitcher or
pail, drawn from a saloon tap, which
flourished before prohibition.
The Commission said some brew-
ers and tavern keepers have recom-
mended the practice be restored on
the grounds that the war has caused
a shortage of metal caps and con-
tainers. Under present commission
rules, sale of beer for consumption
off the vendor's premises must be
made in the original container only.

7 7 -. 7 7 _ F

I made by the Lexington's squadrons
on Jap No. 1.
"We had an uneventful flight to

For those who missed his memordble perfor-
mance at the May Festival and - perhaps even
more so - for those who heard it;

SRA Plans Active Summer;
Volunteer Work On Program

plays his own


Maintaining its position as one of
the most active organizations on
campus, the Student Religious As-
sociation is busy with plans for a
full summer's work.
At the Inter-G'uild luncheon which
was held yesterday, President Tom
Johnson announced tentative plans
for an inter-denominational service
to be held in a few weeks and also
for an inter-denominational hymn
sing in the near future.
Patriotic enthusiasm is to be di-
rected into useful channels by a ser-
ies of work holidays in the Willow
Run area. These will consist of
groups of volunteer workers who will
do social service work in cooperation
with the Child Guidance institute
and other organizations. It will also
include-some manual labor such as
the supervising and building of play-
grounds and recreational centers for
the children of defense workers.
Inter-Guild is a cooperative group
of representatives of every denom-
ination on campus. Luncheons are
held every Thursday noon which are
open to the public for the slight
charge of fifteen cents. They fur-
nish an opportunity to get acquaint-
ed wjth members of different groups
to discuss common problems.
Another luncheon group is held
every Saturday noon under the di-

rection of Bill Muehl. This includes
disaussions of political, ethical, and
social problems on campus and in
the country at large and in past
years it has been one of the most
popular of the SRA projects. These
meetings have a reputation of com-
bining humor with enlightenment as
they are gatherings of brilliant wits
and well-informed minds, with a
predominance of graduates and
senior law students, although every-
one is welcome.
The first Coffee Hour of the term
is to be held this afternoon from
4 to 6 p.m., and all those who haven't
yet acquainted theniselves with the
facilities at Lane Hall are particu-
larly invited.




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