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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

[ichigan' s Right End pot
(ell-Manned by Johnsons

'11' RANKS SIXTH:
Iowa Tops Conference

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By DAVE LYONF
Despite the magnitude of Iowa's
rictory last Saturday over the
Michigan football team, several
Wolverine players gave good ac-
:ounts of themselves.
Names like Bob Ptacek and
carrell Harper spring immediate-
y into mind. But second-string
ight end Bob Johnson, given a
hance to play, performed capab-
y in the Wolverines' vain attempt
o stop Iowa's Rose B'owl-bound
Iawkeyes.
Johnson for Johnson
When starting end Walt John-
on (no relation) was sidelined
or the afternoon by a leg injury
' the second quarter, Bob came
n as his replacement.
He proceeded to catch passes
nd carry out his defensive chores
o well that Michigan football
ans may see more action from
m during the rest of the season.
Bob, a senior who got his prep
xperience at Chicago's Lane
'ech, led Wolverine pass receiv-
rs last Saturday, catching four
erials for a 43-yard total. Per-
aps his most significant recep-
on came during the third-quar-
er drive that enabled Michigan
D gain a temporary 14-14 tie.
The Wolverines got a first down
ri the Hawkeye 49, and Ptacek
irew incomplete to Johnson.
hey got together on the next
lay, however, Johnson taking the
ass to the 29. Six plays later
tacek scored to put Michigan
ack in the ball game.

Head Coach Bennie Oosterbaan
praised Johnson's play, saying
that "he caught some good passes,
and played a fine defensive game."
The coach also said that Walt
Johnson seems to be recovering
satisfactorily from his injury, and
will probably play against Illinois
Saturday.
Michigan practiced yesterday
under gloomy skies. After some
light drills, including defense
against Illini running plays, the
Wolverines climaxed the session
with a light scrimmage.
Illinois' injury-weakened right
halfback position was bolstered
yesterday when Doug Wallace,
sidelined the past week with a
leg ailment, resumed practice.
Wallace and Gene Carr worked
behind De Justice Coleman,
switched this week from left half-
back reserve to No. 1 right half.
It is feared in the Illini camp
that quarterback Bob Hickey,
who suffered a hand injury
against Purdue last week, might
not be able to play offensively
against Michigan Saturday. How-
ever, Hickey could see some de-
fensive action.
The injury to Hickey is a blow
to Illini hopes for their first vic-
tory at Michigan Stadium since
1952. Hickey's passing, coupled
with Rich Kreitling's receiving,
had been counted on to exploit
Michigan's rather weak pass de-
fense.
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passer in John Easterbrook, and
since Kreitling is healthy, the
Wolverine pass defenders could;
be in for another rough afternoon.
If Hickey cannot play at all,
sophomore Ken Chalcraft will be
added to the quarterback corps as
a defensive specialist. The Illini
drilled on offense yesterday, em-
phasizing their aerial game. East-
erbrook. Bill Offenbecker and
Russ Martin did the throwing.
Purdue proved last week that
Illinois can be contained, holding
the illni to 33 yards rushing and
75 passing. Thus, the game Satur-
day offers Michigan's defense a
good chance to partially vindicate
itself.

In Total Yar
By BILL ZOLLA
According to the latest Big Ten
statistics released yesterday, un-
defeated Iowa dominates the of-
fensive play in Western Confer-
ence games.
Although Michigan is only sixth
in the rankings of total offense,
the individual statistics reveal
that some Wolverines still are
doing well in various depart-
ments.
'M' Stars Rank High
Darrell Harper, Bob Ptacek,
and Gary Prahst are the 'M' play-
ers who have placed high in the
offensive figures. Harper is well
up in the standings in four di-,
visions, Ptacek in two and Prahst
in one,

BOB JOHNSON
... shining second-stringer

Kimball, Cheerleader Captain, Says
Student Spirit Needs Improvement

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GRID SELECTIONS
With upsets still running high in college football, the winner of
this week's grid picks will have to be sharp once again.
In the last three weeks a percentage of .650 has been good enough
to win the contest, while the average entrant has dropped below the
.504 mark.
If you think that you can do better, be sure to enter Grid Picks.
To enter, clip the list of games printed below out of The Daily, circle
the teams you think will win, predict the score of the Illinois-Michigan
game and send your entry to Grid Picks, The Michigan Daily, 420
Maynard, Ann Arbor.
The winner will receive two free tickets to see "Onionhead" which
opens at the Michigan Theater Friday.
THIS WEEK'S GAMES
1. Illinois at Michigan 11. Georgia at Florida
2. MSU at Indiana 12. Harvard at Princeton
3. Northwestern at Wisconsin 13. Vanderbilt at Kentucky
4. Iowa at Minnesota 14. Navy at Maryland
5. Purdue at Ohio State 15. Houston at Mississippi
6. Notre Dame at Pitt 16. North Carolina at Virginia
7. Army at Rice 17. Oregon St. at Washington St.
8. Mississippi State at Auburn 18. Penn at Yale
9. Texas at Baylor 19. Washington at USC
10. Clemson at Georgia Tech 20. Texas A&M at SMU

By DICK MINTZ
Spirit at Michigan is said to be
an unknown phenomena.
But Dick Kimball, captain of
the Wolverine cheerleaders and
the man who ought to know, says
the response of the crowd to the
hearty efforts of the eight-man
cheering squad is "favorable."
"Of course," he adds, "it could
also be a lot better."
Kimball complains about the
rarity of any "spontaneous ef-
forts" to rouse a pep rally. The
planned rallies, though, he be-
lieves for the most part have been
successful.
Caused by Poor Timing
"The poor turnout at the last
rally," he says, "was rather a re-
flection on poor timing for having
it held in the afternoon than a
genuine reflection of school
spirit."
He anticipates a great turnout
for Friday night's. rally to be held
at the r-Mebuilding before the
Illinois game.
Kimball finds, too, that much
of the crowd enthusiasm at the
game is blanketed because they
are unfamiliar with. the cheers
being used.
"The Locomotive Speller cheer,"-
he says, "has always been the
crowd favorite since it is a carry-
over from high school grid games
and is most familiar to everyone.
"Although the cheers are tra-
ditionally the same," Kimball
adds, "we have tried to introduce
new stunts into our gymnastic
routine."
All-Male Squad

ds Gained
Harper, who wasn't a member
of the first string until the Min-
nesota game. has moved up to the
third slot in rushing with a net
gain of 236 yards in 42 carries.
This gives him an average of 5.6
yards per rush. two more yards
per carry than Big Ten leader
Bob White of Ohio State.
White has picked up 355 yards,
>ut has averaged only 3.6 yards
per play. Ray Jauch of Iowa. who
had a fine day against Michigan
last Saturday. moved up to second
in total rushing and has a terrific
record of 8.5 yards per carry.
Harper. with his touchdown
against Iowa. moved up to fourth
among the Big Ten scorers with
a total of 22 points. He is sixth in
total offense with 328 yards, and
ranks fifth among the punters
with an average of 36.3 yards per
kick.
Ptacek Is Fourth
Ptacek is fourth in passing with
.535 completion percentage, hit-
ting on 23 out of 43 attempts, for
287 yards and one TD. The Michi-
gan quarterback also is fifth in
kickoff returns.
Prahst, the big left end, is fifth
among Conference pass receivers
with eight receptions good for 87
yards.
Dick Thornton, Northewestern's
sensational sophomore, and Ran-
dy Duncan of Iowa, the two lead-
ing quarterbacks in the Big. Ten,
are waging a tight duel for- su-
premacy in both the passing and
total offense .departments.
Thornton leads in total offense
having compiled 567 yards in 104
plays for a 5.5 average. Duncan
is the runner-up with 527 yards
gained overall.
Duncan, however, leads in pass-
ing with 35 completions in 62 at-
tempts for 501 yards and four tal-
lies. Thornton follows with 26
aerials completed in 56 tries for
420 yards and five touchdowns.
'Hawks Average 29 Points
In team statistics, the Hawk-'
eyes are the leading scorers with
2 points per game. They also
have averaged 401.8 yards per
game, pressing the Conference
record of 415. They lead, too, in
rushing, passing and many other
lesser areas.
Purdue has been the stingiest
team, leading in all important de-
fensive departments, while Michi-
gan ranks last defensively.'

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UF AND OVER-Members of the Wolverine cheering squad go
through their acrobatic antics on a typical Saturday afternoon.
Most of the squad are outstanding performers on the gym team as
well.

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Michigan is the only team in
the Big Ten to have an all-male
cheering squad, most of the mem-
bers being on the gym squad as
well.
"Ideas,"rKimball says, "for new
tumbles or flips might come to
us while -working out on the
trampoline in the gym."
Kimball, a varsity performer on
the gym team and an Olympic
diver on the swim team spends
enough of his time practicing in
;he air to come up with these new
gyrating patterns.
Jim . Hayslett, Ronnie Munn,
Tee Francis and Bill Skinner are
others of the cheering squad who
perform for the gym team.
Phil Noggle, Terry Kelly and
Frank Starkweather round out
the cheering squad.
Conspicuous by his absence this
year is Ed Gagnier, who in past
years led the grid team onto the
field while precariously perched
on his unicycle.
Knicks, Celtics
Win NBA Tilts
CINCINNATI (M- - Ron Sobie
hit a series of crucial baskets in
the last quarter last night help-
ing New York's Knickerbockers
brush off a late threat and clinch
a 108-97 National Basketball
Assn. victory over Cincinnati's
Royals.
Boston 117, Syracuse 115
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Rf)-- Sam
Jones' jump shot from 17 feet out
with one second remaining gave
the Boston Celtics a 117-115 vic-
tory over the Syracuse Nationals
ir a hectic National Basketball
Assn. game last night.

By HAROLD STEINBERG In ther contests Pi Lambda Phi
Sigma Chi eliminated Delta Up- won by forfeit over Alpha Delta
silon in social fraternity first Phi "B".
place "B" playoffs by a 12-8 score. Playoff eliminations also start-
Sigma Chi was led by Chuck ed in the independent league.
Andrews and Bill Swaney, each Wesleyans trounced Actuaries,
scoring once. Andrews hit paydirt 20-0. The winners were led by
on an end sweep and Swaney ran
back an intercepted pass good for Tom Southwell who scored twice
six points. and Ken Fellows who tallied once.
Phi Gais Win In other games, Kitchen Keepers
In second place social frater- edged the Buckeyes, 2-0; Fred-
nity "A" playoffs, Phi Gamma rick House shamed GMS, 14-0,
Delta whipped Phi Sigma Delta, and the Commuters battled their
22-0. way to a 1-0 victory in overtime
Chi Psi battled its way into over Hardcorps.
second place "B" semi-finals by In I-M volleyball action, the
ousting Zeta Beta Tau, 12-6. faculty opened their season with
Sigma Phi Epsilon trounced two contests. Sociology took Ex-
Acacia "B", 22-0, in a" game in tension, four games to two, and
which Sig Eps' Jim Parker threw Bacteriology whipped Geology-
touchdown passes to Jim Brad- Mineralogy, 6-0.
shaw, Ralph Garlick and Bill Ro- In professional fraternity vol-
man leyball, Phi Rho Sigma beat Phi
Lambda Chi Alpha manhandled Chi, 4-2 and Law Club defeated
Theta Xi by a 24-0 score. Phi Delta Phi, 5-1. Other scores
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Sigma Pi E1and Phi Alpha Kappa
6, Phi Epsilon Kappa 0. Forfeits
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Delta Epsilon, Alpha Kappa Psi
over Alpha Rho Chi, and Delta
Tau Phi over Tau Epsilon Rho.
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