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1945 World Series Deemged
Boost to Servicemen's Morale


ODT Has Withheld,
Approval So Far
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, July 24 -(/P)-
Senator Mead (D-N. Y.) said today
the World Series should be played
this fall "even if they have to go
back to the horse and buggy days."
"It means so much to the boys in
service," the chairman ofthe Sen-
ate War Investigating Committee
told a reporter, suggesting transpor-
tation difficulties might be met
through pooling of private motor
Furthermore, Mead said shortly
after his committee had concluded
public hearings on the country's
transportation situation, no gov-
ernment .regulations .prohibiting
traditional fall athletic events
should be issued "now or prema-
ttrely." Transportation problems
may be improved by autumn, he
The Office of Defense Transporta-
tion has not yet said .whetherit will
approve the playing of the 1945
World Series even though the Navy
recently asked that the series win-
ner be sent on a 90-day tour of ad-
vanced Pacific bases.
Also, reports have circulated that
the ODT will soon cut out non-cham-
pionship games in the National Pro-
fessional Football League. The ODT
has already expressed disapproval of
post-season or bowl games in college
Later, Col. J. Monroe Johnson,
Xeep A-head of Your Hair"
Bob, our new porter, says, "I'll
give you the best shine in Ann
The fDascola Barbers
Between Mich. and State Theatres

ODT head, said that the profes-
sional football situation is being
"kept open" until Elmer Layden,
commissioner, completes his pre-
Layden conferred with ODT of-
ficialsrlasteweek, but no decisions
were reached. He promised to pro-
vide further information about
league travel within about a week.
Mead foresaw the possibility of lo-
cal communities pooling their private
vehicles, if necessary, to overcome
transportation difficulties in some
instances, possibly including the
World Series.
"I'm rather optimistic that we'll
have our transportation problem
quite improved if not solved by au-
tumn," he said.
In view of the possibility of "Japan
seeing the light," Mead remarked:-
"Any drastic ruling now prohibit-
ing traditional athletic games in the
fall would be premature and such
rulings had better be made in the
light of realities of that particular
time . .. conditions are changing so
Mead predicted that the gasoline
shortage will be further diminished
by autumn "when we'll be getting
substantially more petroleum from
the Middle East and East Indies."
Ex--M' Center
Meets Varsity
Men iN Navy
Forrest (Butch) Jordan, center and
tackle for the Wolverines in 1939 and
a heavyweight wrestler on the var-
sity squad, returned to Ann Arbor
yesterday on a brief visit.
Jordan, who is in the Navy rescue
service at Seattle, Wash., told of see-
ing other former Michigan football
players. Jordan encountered Jack
Brennan, a former linesman, and Bob
Flora, an end on his old team, on car-
riers in the South Pacific area.
Bennie Friedman, all-American
passing partner of Bennie Ooster-
baan in 1925 when he played quar-
terback for the Wolverines, and Paul
Goebel, a regular on teams during
1920, '21, and '22, are stationed on
the aircraft carrier 'Shangri La', ac-
cording to Jordan.
The former Wolverine linesman
has also seen Dave Nelson, halfback
in 1940, aboard the Yorktown, and
Forest Evashevski, Tom Harmon's
running mate, at Astoria, Wash.,
where he is a naval officer.
Major League

By BILL MULLENDORE, Daily Sports Editor
BASEBALL HISTORY was made last Saturday as the Detroit Tigers and
the Philadelphia Athletics battled to a 24-inning 1-1 deadlock at Shibe
Park in a game lasting four hours and 48 minutes.
The marathon broke by one minute the American League record for
the longest time consumed for a single game. Curiously enough, the
Athletics also participated in the second longest contest on the American
League books, another 24-inning affair with the Boston Red Sox back in
Long as it was, the duel missed the Major League mark by two
full innings. Brooklyn and Boston hooked up in a 26-inning National
League struggle in 1920.
Without doubt, the outstanding individual feat of that long afternoon
was Les Mueller's 19 2 3 innings mound stint without relief. Mueller,
'who recently came to the Tigers via the Army discharge route, gave up
Philadelphia's lone run in the fourth inning, and that Was unearned. Al-
though he allowed 13 hits and was in trouble frequently, he had the neces-
sary stuff in the pinches to keep the plate free of Athletic spikes.
BUSSCHRISTOPHER, Connie Mack's starting pitcher, labored for 13
innings before tiring. The lone Tiger run was also tainted by sloppy
fielding. Joe Berry, Christopher's successor, added 11 innings of shutout
ball to the day's superb display of hurling prowess, although the Tigers
twice loaded the bases on him in the late innings.
As a matter of fact, good fielding would have entered the game in the
record books as a 0-0 tie. Philadelphia's tally was set up by Rudy York's
error, followed by a pair of hits, one of the scratchy variety. Roy Cullen-
bine slid across the plate with the tying run in the seventh as the usually
reliable Dick Seibert held the ball at first base with plenty of time to hrow
him ou.
Thus, thrills galore were in store for the slender crowd of 4,325
spectators who sat faithfully through to the end of the grind. But
it seems to us that the fans, and the players, should have had the
satisfaction of a decision one way or the other. Twenty-four innings
is a lot of baseball, especially when, in the last analysis, it is simply
a "no contest" affair, calling for a reply at some future date.
The game was called on account of darkness, even though Shibe Park
is fitted with lights for night baseball. But the lights could not be turned
on, owing to a Major League ruling that a game started in the dayime
mus not be finished under artificial light. We don't know the reason for
this rule and would certainly appreciate somebody giving us one. But on
the face of it, it seems just a trifle silly for two teams to play their hearts
out on the diamond for almost five hours, all to no purpose.
W hat's What in the Majors

Signs of Improvement
Noted by Coach Crisler
Inexperience Continues Big Stumbling Block;
Probable Starter Leaves Campus for Navy


. . . Still Working
Baseball Bats;
Factory to Field
Many Steps Involved
In Complex Process

After practicing for a short time
in yesterday's intense heat, Michi-
gan's grid squad removed its collect-
ive shoulder pads and jerseys in order
to engage in a concentrated offensive
and defensive workout which cul-
minated in a brief scrimmage.
Still stressing speed, Coach H. O.
(Fritz) Crisler could see signs of
improvement from a squad he had
earlier characterized as a group of
"eager beavers," although inexperi-
ence continued to be the chief stum-
bling block to the Wolverines.
Mann Leaves School
Gloom hovered over the Michigan
camp momentarily when end coach
Bennie Oosterbaan learned that Boba
Mann, a sure-fire bet for a starting
end post, had received his Navy cal]
and already left campus. If Mann is
sent to Great Lakes, he may possibly
play against the Wolverines in the
season's opener. Meanwhile, Ooster-
baan looked to four others to re-
place his number one end prospect,
Bright spots in yesterday's practice
however, showed up in the first punt-
ing drill of the summer season a,
line coach "Biggie" Munn demon-
strated proper punting technique;
and Ed Bahlow, an end candidat
showed up to advantage. Jack Weis-
enburger, a '44 letterman, is also ar
excellent punter and is expected t
report to Crisler Aug. 27. Weisen-
burger, a halfback who also partici-
pated in basketball and baseball thi
year, is not enrolled in the Univer-
sity this summer. Another bright

spot yesterday was the reappearance
of Russ Reader in uniform. Meader
had sustained a leg injury earlier.
Two Squads Picked
Crisler has narrowed the most
promising men down to two squads
on which he will -work intensively.
Besides Bahlow, Don Herschberger,
. Ed McNeil, and Louis Brunsting are
leading prospects at the end posts.
George Johnson, Al Wahl,.Gene Hin-
ton, and Stan Kuick are. trying out
at tackle, while Stu Wilkins, Dom
Tomasi, letterman John Lintol, and
Jack Smith aie being tested at guard.
Harry Watts, a regular last year,
and Anton Momsen are center pros-
pects, while Capt. Joe Ponsetto and
Howard Yerges, both varsity players,
alternate at quarterback. Pete El-
liot and Walt Teninga are working
l ouf at left half, while Warren Bentz
and Henry Fonde share the right half
duties. At fullback, Jim Foltz and
George Chiames are the leading pros-
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Walks Give Red ox
Win Over Browns
BOSTON, July 24--(')-Four St.
Louis Browns pitchers handed out 12
walks today as Emmett O'Neil and
the Red Sox defeated the 1944 Cin-
derella men 6-0.
Jack Jakucki, the loser, started for
the Browns and gave up one hit and
five bases on balls in the first inning
before he was replaced by Weldon
West. Before Eddie Lake, 10th bat-
ter of the inning, hit a fielding choice
grounder to end the inning, the Sox
had four runs.
That would have been enough but!
they added singletons in the fourth
and fifth.
Cubs Gain Ground
By Beating Phillies
CHICAGO, July 24-(P)-The Chi-
cago Cubs improved their position at
the head of the National League to-
day by defeating Philadelphia, 8 to
3, but they had a lot of help from the
two Philly pitchers who couldn't find
the plate. The game was played be-
fore 8,393 fans.
Dick Barrett, the starting pitcher,
and Manager Ben Chapman. who
finished the game, gave the Cubs a
total of eight passes to first base and
five of these eventually wound up in
Chipman gave the Phils only six
hits. A wild pitch accounted for the

vfirst run he allowed in the fourth in-
ning. Johnny Antonelli singled and
went to second on thej wild pitch.
Coaker Triplett drove him home with
a single. In the ninth he gave his
only walk of the game to Triplett.
Glen Crawford forced Tripiett, and
Vance Dinges singled. Hal Spindel
scored both of them with a double.
* * *
Chicago White Sox
Win Exhibition Tilt
CAMP KILMER, N. J., July 24-
(P)-The Chicago White Sox defeat-
ed' the Camp Kilmer Eagles today 6-2
in an exhibition game before 5,000
returned European veterans..
The Chicago nine made four runs
in the second and two in the sixth,
while the soldier team scored in the
eighth, when Ed Murphy drove out
a long homer with one on base.
The Eagles got eight hits, made
one error, while the Sox racked up
nine hits and no errors.
Cleveland......000 103 000-4 11 0
Washington .. .000 000 000-0 7 1
Reynolds, and Hayes; Leonard,
Carrasquel (9), and Ferrell.
New York 022 200 000-6 11 0
Cincinnati 200 000 200-4 7 0
Feldman, Adams (9), and Luttz;
Fox, Riddle (3), Lisenbee (4), Modak
(8), and Unser.

One of the most important factors
connected with a baseball player's
ability is the bat itself.
Most people think of a bat as a
piece of wood sjtting in a hardware
store. But there is a highly technical
process employed in the construction,
of that piece of wood before it reach-
es the hands of the man who uses it.
Most bats are made from white
ash. This lumber is first cut into
boards at the mills, and then shipped
to a timber yard where it is set out
to dry with the fresh air circulating
around it to dry it out. Thus the
lumber is seasoned in nature's own
After the wood has been completely
dried, it is shipped to the factory,
where both ends are cut off. The in-
dividual pieces are then placed on
lathes, where razor sharp blades
shape them into cylindrical bars.
The cylinders are taken to other
lathes, with finer finishes, where they
are shaped into rough-out bats. it
is at this step that the bats begin to
take shape. Rough-outs next go to
the scales where they are weighed
to determine what type of bats they
are best adapted for.
The next step for these rough-outs
is the shaping department, where
lathes shape them into bats. The
knives of this lathe have been ad-
justed so that bats will be turned to
the exact length, diameter, and shape
of the original models.
After being taken from the lathes,
the newly shaped bats are moved to
automatic sanding machines where
they get a rough sanding. The most
exacting of all inspections is made
here. Eachbat is carefully scruti-
nized for blemishes that might have
escaped, previous inspections. After,
inspection, bats go back to the auto-
matic sander for fine sanding.
Then the ends, which were left on
to permit the lathes to get a strong
hold, are cut off. Those bats which
are not to have natural finishes are
dipped into vats of stain and stood
up to dry.
Next in line comes the stamping on
of trade marks. This is followed by
another very close inspection, and
the final step is the packing.
These new sluggers are then
shipped to all parts of the world,
where all peoples, young and old
alike, get many hours of enjoyment
playing their favorite game.

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Washington ......44
Boston ...........44
St. Louis .........41
New York ........42
Cleveland ........39


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*Games behind leader..
No games scheduled.


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Chicago ..........53 32 .624 . . -
St. Louis .........49 38 .563 5
Brooklyn .........49 38 .563 5
Pittsburgh ........47 42 .528 8
New York ........46 45 .505 19
Cincinnati ........40 41 .494 11
Boston..........41 46 .471 13
Philadelphia......25 68 .269 32
*Games behind leader.
No games scheduled.



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WED., JULY 25, 1945
7:05-Morning Round-Up
7:15-Sleppy Head Serenade
8:15-1050 Club.
8:30-Breakfast Melodies.
8:45-Bouquet for Today.
8:55-Musical Interlude.
5.05-Music Box.
9:30-Community Calendar
9:45-Lean Back and Listen
10 :00-News.
10:05-Music for Remem-
10:15-What Do You Know.
10:30-Broadway Melodies.
10:40-Women Today.
10:45-Waltz Time.
11:05-Popular vocalist.

11:15-Parson's Grist Mill.
11:30-Farm & Home Hour.
12:15-Jesse Crawford.
12:20-Milt Herth.
12:30-Trading Post
12:45-Luncheon Melodies.
1:05-Salon Music.
1:10-Dick Gilbert
1:15-Reuel Kenyon.
1:30-Lawrence Welk.
1:45-Ellen Mitchell-Al &
Lee Reiser.
1:55-Today's Hit Tune
2 :00--News.
2 :05--Bob Chester.
2:15-Johnny Green.
2:45-Round Towners.
3:05-Jesse Crawford.
3:15-Glenn Grey.
3:30-Band Music..
3:45--Merle Pitt.
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4:45-Misch Borr & Orch.
5:05--Music for Listening.
5:10--Hollywood Reporter
5:15-Mystery Melodies.
5:30-Rec. Room Rythms.
5:45-Sports Review.
6:15--Albert Wallace.
6:30-Telephone Quiz.
6:45--Flashes from Life.
6:55-Piano Interlude.
7:15-Fireside Harmonies.
7:25-Band of the Week.
7:30-Evening Serenade.
7:45--Dave Reed.
8:05--Dance Time
8:15-Put & Take It.
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