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AGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26.1967

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By BILL LEVIS
While Michigan does not ad-
ere to Michigan State's left
nd right footed platoon punt
stem, another type of platoon
icking made it possible for the
olverines to squeak out a 10-7
ictory over the Duke Blue Devilso
st Saturday.
According to Michigan offen-
ive backfield coach Hank Fonde,
he key to the game was sopho-
nore Garvie Craw's punt that
vent out of bounds on Duke's
our yard line with less than two
ninutes left to play.

Punt

Key to

olverine

win

The Wolverines had employed
sophomore Pete Drehmann to do
the kicking the three other times
Michigan had to give up the ball
yet they went with Craw when
the chips were down. Fonde ex-
plained that "we planned to use
Garvie when we had to punt
within 50 yards of the Duke goal
line because he is a shorter
kicker than Drehmann. He's also
able to get greater height on
the ball making it harder for a
punt return."
As it turned out, when the
Wolverines had to kick with less

than two minutes left, they were
within the 50 and Craw was
sent in to punt and ne responed
with a 36 yard kick that rolled
out of bounds within Duke's five]
yard line.+
Craw's booming kick "put the
Blue Devils in quite a hole with
a minute and 45 seconds left,"
Fonde stated and with Michi-
gan's four time outs remaining,,
the possibility of Duke running
out the clock was slim.3
Fonde said the long pass was
risky because of the interception
threat so Duke elected to run and

got nowhere on two plays Gambl- ball on the 20 and would prob-
ing to get out of their hole and ably have gone for the win in-
put Michigan in one with a little stead of playing for the time. If
less than a minute left, the Blue this had occurred and the Blue
Devils quick kicked oi third Devils would have had to punt,
down. , the punt most likely would have
Change of Pace been kicked deep into Wolver-
The Wolverines recovered the ine territory greatly diminishing
ball on the Blue Devil 49 and Michigan's chance of scoring..
the last ditch Michigan drive was And asked if Duke's punt on
capped by Sophomore Frank third down was a proper man-
Titus' game-winning 27 yard field euver at the time, Fonde as-
goal with 11 seconds remaining. serted that "if they had waited
What made this three point to punt on fourth down, we
victory so rewarding was the fact would have been able to put on
that it has usually been the Wol- a massive rush increasing the
verines who have been on the chances for a blocked punt and
short end of these come from be- a safety, giving us the game by
hind games. Prime examples two points. By kicking on third
have been Michigan's five losses down, they avoided that rush
to Purdue by a total of eight and increased the chances of
points over the last five years. getting the ball deep enough into
Remembering this heartbreak, our territory to prevent a score."
head coach Bump Elliott grin- Still Must Improve
ned and said yesterday, "you feel When looking over Saturday's
good anyway you can win, if it's narrow victory in terms of his
by one point or by many." newly formed backfield, Elliott
Otherwise .. , expressed some pleasure while he
To show the importance of noted that there always is room
Craw's kick, Fonde said that if for improvement.
the punt had gone into the end Without graduated fullback
zone Duke would have had the DavedFisher, and halfbacks Carl
IWard and Jim Detwiler, field
To Tengeneral Dick Vidmer had to work
with a completely inexperienced
To .e backfield combination of Warren
By The Associated Press Sipp, a tight end last season,
The Top Ten, with first- place Ernie Sharpe, who saw limited
votes in parentheses, season ree- action as a halfback last season,
ords and points out on a 10-9- and Ron Johnson, a backup run-
8-7-6-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis: ner.

GARVIE CRAW

1. Notre Dame 31 1-0 390
2. So. California 4 2-0 340
3. Houston 6 2-0 279
4. UCLA 2-0 275
5. Georgia 1-0 260
6: Colorado 2-0 118
7. Nebraska 1-0 79
8. Texas 0-1 76
9. Alabama 0-0-1 75
10. Purdue 1-0 70
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Of the three, Johnson had the
most auspicious starting debut
carrying the ball 19 times for a
4.3 yard average. He also caught
}four passes for 45 yards.
A joyful Elliott asserted that
"Johnson did an exceptional job
at halfback." Fonde supplement-
ed this praise saying "he was our
bread and butter back last'Sat-
- urday." Johnson gained most of
his running yardage on power
sweeps through holes on the left
side opened by guard Ray Phil-
lips, tackle Bob Penska and soph-
omore tight end Jim Mandich.
Sharpe also gained some rec-
ognition spearing four passes and
picking his way through the line
for Michigan's only touchdown
in the third quarter.
The one play familiar to
Michigan supporters in recent

years that was not in evidence
Saturday was the straight ahead
fullback run, engineered by Fis-
her in the past. Fonde explained
that the Wolverines didn't run it
because Duke's defense was keyd
against it.
Elliott noted that Sipp, who
only carried the ball twice Sat-
urday, will carry the ball more
in the future. Still, he said "it
all depends on the defenses we
run against."
The key difference in the pass-
ing department Saturday, when
compared to last year was the
absence of one prime receiver,
All-American split end Jack
Clancy who nailed down 78
passes last season.
Fonde said "still we have to
do better than completing 13
of 27 passes. But we like to see
with four different receivers
nailing passes. And three of those
boys caught four."
Elliott said that Vidmer did
not look as sharp as in the past
because "it will take him a little
.while to get used to the alternate
receiver. He just has to get down
his timing . . ." He also expres-
sed some disappointment with
the offsense's inability to sustain
a drive. But as Fonde said, "we're
never completely satisfied." Still
it's nice to win one in the final
seconds."

Behind losed Doors
BO:IB MFA4 R LAND.
Ste Louis:
The Real Spirt
Charles Lindbergh's plane held "The Spirit of St. Louis" title
in 1927.
But baseball was to relinquish that name only grudgingly
after Grover Cleveland Alexander, who was supposedly more
washed up than the old gray mare, had led the St. Louis Cardinals
to a World Series triumph over the hallowed New York Yankees
in 1926, and as it turned out, the courageous little aircraft was
allowed the title for only one year. Baseball was back in 1928, with
another pennant for the Redbirds, and they've held on to "the
spirit" ever since.
It has been typified by the Gashouse Gang of the 30's the Musical-
led squads of the World War II years, and the pennant winners of
1964, who snuck in the back door to take a crown that nobody else
wanted. And the '67 model, which is more enthusiastic about the
natioial game than a hippie is about Haight-Ashbury, has to rate
among the best ever.
It didn't seem to make much difference to this year's club when
everyone from the baseball writers on down to the bleacher bums
picked the Cardinals as a concensus seventh. It didn't seem to have
an effect on the St. Louis fans, either, who regard it as arch-heresy
if their club is ever picked lower than second.
. After all, Orlando Cepeda was on their side for the entire
season this year. They knew Tim McCarver was the best catcher in
the National League. Bob Gibson could whiz fastballs by almost
anyone. How many years had outfield spectators been watching
centerfielder Curt Flood double as a chameleon bringing flies in
off the wall? Lou Brock had led the league in steals the season
before. And if this wasn't enough, Roger Maris would be in right
field. Put all these guys in the most beautiful stadium around
(just ask Cardinal announcer Harry Caray), and predict a
seventh-place finish for them? Come on now. Maybe those Eastern
sportswriters really do dominate the polls.
St. Louis views the game in a slightly different light than else-
where. You don't go to the ball park, because the movie theatre is
filled to capacity. You go to the theatre when the ballpark is filled to
capacity. Baseball isn't just another amusement to the St. Louisan.
It's more the focal point of community interest. You know, something
to be cherished, like-Linus' blanket.
They look on crowd reactions in Philadelphia with horror. How
could anyone boo Richie Allen with a clear conscience? A baseball star
is to erect statues for (the bigger-than-lifesize Musical monument
is soon to be unveiled).
And Cardinal fans just love unpopular castoffs. They called Brock
"The Rock" in Chicago. The only chant he hears in St. Louis is the
"go-go" yell everytime he reaches base. Cepeda was over the hill in San
Francisco, but St..Louis greeted him like a resurrected Babe Ruth.
Speaking of Ruth, the Maris case comes to mind. Saying that
a surly .260 hitter didn't deserve to hold the home run record made
about as much sense as a Russian saying Orville and Wilbur
, Wright didn't deserve to invent the airplane. The red carpet was
rolled out for Maris and he responded in kind, legging out a bunt
and stretching a single into a double in his first game. You get
what you deserve, New York.
' Loyalty is built up early in a Cardinal fan's life. The first game
I remember attending was in 1950. My family had arrived at the ball
park early. The stands were nearly empty, and only a few players were
out on the field. A normal, boisterous four-year old, I was soon
climbing on the backs of chairs, railings, etc. My foot slipped and
disaster struck, as my chin chracked a bar. Reverberating through the
empty stadium, my wailings caught the attention of one Enos
Slaughter on the field. Slaughter quickly volunteered a remedy for my
pains, a National League baseball. I was a convert to the cause.
Our first television set was purchased because of the Cardinals
in that very same year. My father, convinced that the Redbirds
had the pennant wrapped up in early September, couldn't bear
the thought of missing the World Series. He purchased a TV, only
to see the Brooklyn Dodgers edge by the Cards in the closing weeks
of the season.
This isn't to imply that the affection held by St. Louis for the
sport wasn't selective. Cardinal supporters hated the Browns, and
vice versa. Vigilante gangs, made up of six-year olds, used to roam the
neighborhoods beating up kinds wearing Brownie T-shirts. They were
just outnumbered, those Browns were, and wisely headed for greener
pastures in Baltimore.
Success, of course, is an important element in baseball in-
terest, but not primary in the "Gateway to the west." The game
itself is primary. If the Cardinals aren't winning, maybe Cepeda
will be hitting, or a superstar like Willie Mays can be found
patroling the outfield. Eveit in an off year, the club will still draw
close to 1,000,000 in attendance.
Beer baron Gussie Busch is another element of the St. Louis
baseball scene. He's not a William Clay Ford when it comes to
meddling with team management, by any means, but he does like the
National League banner flying from his flagpost. Thus, he publicly
inforrmed the biggest trader of them all, Frank Lane, that he had
three years to produce a winner or he would be "out on his rump."

The details of the 1964 front office, fiasco are only too well known.
But his philanthropy knows no bounds. Busch contributed $5,000,000
to the new ball park which was appropriately named "Busch Memo-
rial Stadium."
Where else would 6000 fans deluge the switchboard of a radio
station in a 11/ hour period to protest the trading of Bill White?
Where else would baseball be discussed more often than the weather?
Appropriately another pennant has come to the Mississippi River
banks.
Shamefacedly, I must admit that I predicted only a second-
place finish for my ball club, and I was guilty on a second count.
My persuasive talents failed to sway my fellow sports editors, when
filling out our Associated Press pre-season ballot. They laughed,
and wrote "St. Louis" behind number seven.
Ahhhhh, well.

GRID SELECTIONS
This week's lucky winner of The Michigan Daily Grid Picks con-
test is Freshman Michael Gordon. Along with our sincere congratula-
tions, this discerning young man will receive our weekly prize of two
free pizzas from Cottage Inns PLUS two passes to the Michigan
Theatre, now featuring "The Family Way."

THIS WEEKS GAMES
MICHIGAN at California (score)
Rice at Navy
Southern California at'
Michigan State
Kansas at Indiana
Minnesota at Nebraska
Missouri at Northwestern
Pitt at Illinois
Arizona St. at Wisconsin
Arizona at Ohio St.

Oregon St. at Iowa
Purdue at Notre Dame
Auburn at Tennessee
Rhode Island at Brown
Georgia at Clemson
Idaho St. at Idaho
Kent St. at Ohio
Texas A&M at LSU
Cincinnati at Memphis St.
Texas at Texas Tech
Muhlenberg at Ursinus

Depends on the giant. Actually, some giants are just regular
kinds of guys. Except bigger.
And that can be an advantage.
How? Well, take Ford Motor Company. We're a giant,
in -an exciting and vital business. We tackle big problems.
Needing big solutions. Better ideas. And that's where you
come in. Because it all adds up to a real opportunity for young
engineering graduates like yourself at Ford Motor Company.
Come to work for us and you'll be a member of a select
College Graduate Program. As a member of this program,
you won't be just another "trainee" playing around with
m"ake work" assignments.
You'll handle important projects that you'll frequently
follow from concept to production. Projects vital to Ford.
And you'll bear a heavy degree of responsibility for their
success.
You may handle as many as 3 different assignments in
your first two years. Tackle diverse problems. Like figuring
how high a lobe on a cam should be in order to yield a certain
compression ratio. How to stop cab vibration in semi-trailer
trucks. How to control exhaust emmission.
Soon you'll start thinking like a giant. You'll grow bigger
because you've got more going for you.

A network of computers to put confusing facts and
{gures into perspective.
Complete testing facilities to prove out better ideas.
And at Ford Motor Company, your better ideas won't
get axed because of a lack of funds. (A giant doesn't carry a.
midget's wallet, you know.)
Special programs. Diverse meaningful assignments. Full
responsibility. The opportunity to follow through. The best
facilities. The funds to do a job right. No wonder 87% of the
engineers who start with Ford are here 10 years later.
If you're an engineer with better ideas, and you'd like
to do your engineering with the top men in the field, see the
man from Ford when he visits your campus. Or send your
resume to Ford Motor Company, College Recruiting De'
partment.
You and Ford can grow bigger together.

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What's it like
to engineer
for a giant?

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Who is H-W? In the century following Harbison-Walker's estab- f Business or Liberal Arts
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The 4400 people we currently employ all contribute to our total OPPORTUNITIES
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