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Wednesday, September 25, 1968


Page Nine

WensaSetme 5 16 H ICIA AL




Kutschinski to captain 'NI' track

A football team has 22 regu-
lar starters. Last spring, Duke
lost 14 of their 22.
A football team has one start-
ing quarterback. Among Duke's
departing graduates was its
A football team has three;
other offensive backs. Duke is
looking' for all three.
There are five men on the
interior offensive line. Duke has
only two coming back from last
There are also five men on
the defensive line. Duke's one
returnee is mighty lonely.
Of the six other defensive-
men, Duke needs five.
Last week, Duke beat South
Carolina 14-7.
"It was a freak," claims Blue
Devil Coach Tom Harp.
"Every poll in the country
picked us to be the victim. Our
quarterback was out 'with a
bad leg. We just scored twice
and prayed."
With his prayers answered
pnce, Harp sobered up and look-
ed at the remainder of the sea-
son. "We've also been picked to
finish last in our conference'
(Atlantic Coast). The most op-
timistic observer felt we would
only win two games'."
It is very hard to spot Duke's
weakest area. It's probably
most accurate to say the whole
defense. The Blue Devils' one,
returning lineman is right end
George Joseph. Senior Dan Rose
is the probable starter for the
0 other end.
The middle of the Duke line
is an abyss. Fred Zirkle and
Frank Lilly are positioned there.
Lilly. only played slightly last
season and Zirkle has never


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Devilish trio of receivers

seen any action. Harp calls the
line "our most inexperienced
Looking behind the line, pros-
pects are no brighter. For the
six positions, two returnees were
available at the beginning of
the season. After last weekend,
the number was reduced to one.
Junior Dick Biddle has done
an excellent job at left lineback-
er and provides the Blue Devils
their one glimmer of brightness.
Two year veteran Ed Newman
was the other linebacker but an
injury against South Carolina
last Saturday eliminated him
from further competition. His
probable replacement is Mark
Telge, a senior who sat out last
season with an injury.
Both the safety and the rover
back have little experience. Sen-

for Larry Dempsey acts as safety
this year after alternating with
senior Tom Edens last year. The
rover position is not settled.
All in all, Harp does not place
too much faith in the defense.
"My only hope," he notes, "is
that they can keep up with
Michigan." He also added that
"we are scared to death of Ron
Johnson (Michigan's halfback);
he's probably the best back we'll
face all season."
I Duke's offense, meanwhile, is
little stronger than the defense.
The brightest spot on the whole
team are the receivers. The Blue
Devils use the flanker as the
wide man and hold the ends
in relatively tight.
Tom Edens was switched from
the defensive secondary and is a

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little prayer
veteran who has been moved
from the tight end spot.
The flanker for Duke is a
junior, Marcel Courtillet, was
last year's regular wing end and
averaged well over 10 yards per
pass reception.
Duke's biggest problem with
its passing game is getting the
ball to the receivers. Al Wood-
hall, last year's signal caller,
isn't back because of disciplin-
ary problems. His replacement
was to be junior Dave Trice, a
red shirt. Trice, however, was
injured at the first scrimmage,
and wasn't able to play last
week. His status for this week
is unknown.
If Trice is unable to play, his
replacement is Leo Hart. Hart
did an excellent job last week
in leading the Blue Devils to
two touchdowns, but his effec-
JIM DEARTH tiveness against Michigan's pass
defense could be dubious.
Duke will also be impaired by
ful runner after he catch- not having an effective running
ass. He will handle one of game to balance its passing at-
rd slots and Jim Dearth tack. Both the fullback and tail-
her. Dearth, a junior, was back spots probably will be fill-
nker last year but was ed by sophomores. John Cappel-
I to take advantage of his lano, last year's top freshman
ng ability. ground gainer, will probably
wing end, when used, will team up with Wes Chesson and
pably filled by senior Hen- Nader Baydoun.
arter. Carter is a two-year The front wall, however, will
hurt both the passing and run-
ning attack due to its inexper-
i ience. The Blue Devils must find
replacements for their center,
one guard, and one tackle.
The center is junior Bob
o r ts1 PMorris. He will have to fill the
shoes of last year's co-captain,
Mike Murphy.
NIGHT EDITOR: Next to Morris is senior J. B.
JOEL BLOCK Edwards. Edwards is, in Harp's
J__EL__LCK_ words, "a guard as good as any
in the conference." The other
- position, however, is dubious
with senior Ken Homa and
stersophomore Don Gunter still
Taking another step outwards
again finds one experienced per-
Side former and one newcomer. Jun-
ior tKen Bombard is an ade-
adage of the International quate returnee at tackle, but the
cial charges against him by other side is really open. Mike
~ia chrge agins hi byGarner, a transfer student from
mpic track and field team the Air Force Academy, sopho-
more Guy Johnson, and senior
hday Saturday, said he was Art Morgan are all being con-
by 21 Negro athletes con- sidered.
ade by him on a national Harp; is also concerned with
what he feels could be an up-
apparently stemmed from coming tragedy. His hopes for
the Michigan contest are that
Brundage's speech Sept. 17 "We (Duke) won't be too em-
on. barrassed by the score."
on of facts in this matterr"

Michigan's star middle distance
runner, Ron Kutschinki, was ac-
corded another honor this week,
close on the heels of his successful
attempt to earn a place on the
U.S. Olympic Team, when his
teammates elected him captain of
the 1969 Wolverine cindermen.
Earlier this month, Kutschinski,
from East Grand Rapids, qualified
for the Olympics in the 800-meter
run, along with two other Amer-
ican athletes, Tom Farrell and
Wade Bell, at the U.S. high alti-,

tude training camp in South Lake
Tahoe, Nevada. The trio earned
a trip to Mexico City by taking
the first three places in the final
qualifying race at 800-meters, the
metric equivalent of the half mile.
Farrell placed first in 1:46.5,
Bell finished second, and Kuts.
chinski nipped Mark Winzenreid
of Wisconsin 'for the third spot.
Among the non-qualifiers, in ad-
dition to Winzenreid, was Jim
Ryun of Kansas, world record
holder in the mile and half mile.


Cridde Pickings


Meanwhile, deep in the Urals, a small man of strange gait and
stranger gaiters made his way to -n earthen cave door most cleverly
hidden by spruce boughs.
He tugged the boughs away, pulled the hidden latch, and walked
sloly into the murky cave entrance. He could here vague strains of
"Light My Fire" wafting out into the frosty Russian night.
"Come on baby, light my fire," he heard. "Try to set the night
on fire."
The record, if it was a recoard, changed suddenly to "Lovely Rita,
meter maid."
"Took her home, tried to win her" was generated.
"Good God," said the man. "The only thing that I'd have to hear
now to convince me I'm not in my correct time period would be some-"
thing by the Byrds."
But he froze to death before anything else happened.
Moral: I think that maybe I'm dreaming.
Hot dogs, Gridde Pickings socks it to you again this morning.
Pick the winners and win a hot, juicy, sorta greasy Cottage Inn
pizza and then retire. Entries must be in by midnight Friday and
anybody who turns in more than one gets a fly in his ointment or
vice versa.
L. MICHIGAN at Duke (pick score) 11. West Virginia at Pittsburgh
2. Iowa at Texas Christian 12. Miami of Fla. at Georgia Tech
. Missouri at Illinois 3. NC State at Oklahoma
5. Baylor at Michigan State 15. Florida at Florida state
6. Nebraska at Minnesota 16. Texas at Texas Tech : !
Southern Cal at Northwestern 17. Ohio University ataKent State
8Purdue at Notre Dame 18. Virginia Military at Virginia !
9. SMU at Ohio State 19. Lehigh at the Citadel
10. Washington at Wisconsin 20. St. Norbert at River Fallst

By virtue of his performance,
the tall Wolverine senior became
the first Michigan cinderman to
earn a berth on the U.S. Olympic
team since Herbert Barten and
Erkki Koutenen competed in the
London Games of 1948. Coinci-
dentally, Barten also ran the 800-
meters, finishing fourth.
The new Wolverine captain,
who succeeds graduated Alex Mc-
Donald to that position, was the
only Big Ten athlete to make the
U.S. track and field squad. Two
other Western Conference cinder-
men, Ray Arrington and Ralph
Schultz, were vying for an 800-
meter spot, in addition to Kuts-
chinski and Winzenreid.
A pleased Dave Martin, who re-
cently was named to the position
of head track coach at Michigan,
talked about his top runner last
week. "His efforts are going to
be a good inspiration to the team
this year. We always knew Ron
was going to be good. We Must
didn't know how good."
According to Martin, Kuts-
chinski has one important ad-
vantage over most other runners.
"His biggest asset is that he does-
n 't think about track 24 hours a
day. He concentrates on it hile
he's practicing or competing and
then puts it out of his mind,"
Martin said. "This is a stealthy
mental outlook."
Just a few months ago, Kuts-
chinski was unknown outside of
Big Ten track circles. In May, he
started a string of successes by
winning his first Big Ten individ-
ual crown in the half mile. Three
weeks later, he breezed to a 1:47.1
time in the 880 at the U.S.T.F.
Outdoors in Houston, Texas. The
mark is the world's fastest so far
tin 1968.

Black athletes ask Brundage o

The blacks' side
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (R)-Negro members of the United States
Olympic track and field team, upset over statements made by Avery
Brundage, have called for his removal as president of the International
Olympic, Committee.
A petition was signed Monday by 21 athletes and an assistant
coach of the team training at this high altitude site in preparation
for Mexico City.
The statement declared Brundage's 'removal . . . is long overdue
and is a necessity before a progressive overhaul of the national and
international sports situation can begin."
The group charged that Brundage appeared on a national tele-
vision program and "dared us to participate in protest and then
threatened us with a quick trip home."
Last spring a movement was. started for Negroes to boycott the
Olympics but athletes later decided not to boycott and the decision
* was announced long before the Brundage statement..
Stan Wright, an assistant coach of the men's Olympic team was
among the Negroes signing the petition.
'The athletes took exception to the statements," Wright said.
In their petition, the athletes declared Brundage had said he
would not tolerate a boycott.
"It appears Mr. Brundage is inciting some sort of action with
these statements," they continued. "He apparently did not seek to
inform himself that we, as a group, had formally decided not to boy-
cott the Olympics.
"We're certain that Avery Brundage does not condone violent
protest; but if he also condemns peaceful protest, then we question on
his sympathies and understanding. Does he thing progressive change
will be a result of maintaining the status quo?-...
"He issued a threat and a dare, but more basic than that, his
statement reflects the stage of his thinking."
Those signing the petition were Mel Pender, Jim Hines, Norm
Tate, Charlie Mays, Charles Green, Vincent Matthews, Erv Hall,
Larry James, Ed Caruthers, Ronald Ray Smith, Art Walker, Ron
Freeman, Lee Evans, Ralph Boston, Louis Scott, John Carlos, Stan
Wright, Leon Coleman, Willie Davenport, Tommie Smith, Dave Smith
and Ray Brown.

Brilda e's
CHICAGO (A')--President Avery Brun
Olympic Committee declared yesterday ra
Negro members oft the United States Olyr
were a "complete distortion of facts."
Brundage, who celebrates his 81st birt]
deeply concerned about a petition signed
demning him for statements allegedly ma
television program.
Brundage said the questioned remarks
a question and answer session following P
before the National Press Club in Washingt
"There seems to be a complete distorti

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Pick up Petitions
outside SGC loff ice
1st floor SAB

said Brundage. "There were no dares nor threats."
'The fundamental basis of the Olympic movement is no dis-
crimination of any kind-racial, religious or political. Every com-
petitor is judged on his own merits.
"The Olympic Games, however, must not be used as a tool or
weapon in any controversy and they are not a forum for protest or
demonstrations of any kind.
"I nade a general statement that demonstrations are not per-
mitted at the Games, that the word boycott is not used in Olympic
circles, and that demonstrators of any nationality :would be sent
home. This is a permanent Olympic policy."
Brundage said he explained his stand yesterday afternoon in a
phone conversation with Stan Wright, Negro assistant Olympic track
coach, who also signed the, petition at the Olympic training camp in
South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Wright earlier had explained, in an-
nouncing release of the petition, that Negro athletes had planned no
Olympic protests.
"I told Wright I never used that kind of language attributed to
me in the petition and that there certainly was no challenge intended
of any race or nationality," said Brundage.
" I don't know how my comments were presented in whatever
television program was involved, but my remarks certainly were not
directed against any specific group."

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