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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, 6C7

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SPORTS BEAT
by TOM WITECKI

F jis, Sammies, Sig Eps
Stretch UnbeatenStrings

TOUGH AGAINST GOPHERS:
Wildcats' Defense Worries M'

Just How Good?
"Is Michigan going to have a good football team?" was a question
that frequently popped into campus conversations early this fall.
With three fine performances and two victories the Wolverines
have seemingly answered that question. The query now is, "just how
good is the team and how will it fare in the season's six remaining
iga es:"
Before an attempt is made to speculate on this topic, it seems
only proper to examine how the Wolverines, in the course of three
football games, have lost their "question mark" status and have
become what can unhesitatingly be called a good football team.
There is the fine showing of Dave Glinka at quarterback. Sopho-
mores are always a question mark at this crucial position, but Glinka
has removed any doubts the Michigan coaches might have had with
his good, consistent performances.
Another factor has been the blocking of the Wolverine interior
linemen. The starting quintet-center Gerry Smith, guards Dick
Syring and Paul Poulos, tackles Jon Schopf and Tom Jobson-has
provided the effective blocking that has made the Wolverines' Wing T
offense work so well this fall.
At the start of the season, the Wolverines were known to be;
"fairly strong" at the end and halfback positions. This has proved to
be an understatement.
At the ends, Elliott has such a pleasingly competitive situation
that last fall's first string left end, John Halstead, who missed the
early part of the season with a knee infection, is having ahard time
getting back into the starting lineup.
Starters Scott Maentz and Bob Johnson have performed well
and have had to, because of competitive pressure from Halstead,
George Mans and Bill Freehan. Jim Zubkus, Keith Cowan and Bob
Brown give Elliott depth that makes him the envy of any coach in
the Conference.
Just as competitive has been the halfback position, where a
whole host of Wolverines have been taking advantage of the offensive
line's fine blocking.
Speedy Bennie McRae, hard-fighting Denny Fitzgerald and one
of the Big Ten's outstanding sophomores, Dave Raimey, have given
the Wolverines three starting
halfbacks. Two more sophomores,
Jim Ward and Jack Strobel, along
with the aforementioned trio, give
Michigan the finest halfbacks it
has had since Terry Barr and Jim
Pace were running around and
over Big Ten opposition.
Reflecting over the three games
they have played thus far, it ap-
pears that the Wolverines are
seriously lacking in just one re-
spect--interior line reserves.
The first string interior line
proved that it could hold its own
' against a bigger Michigan State
Ln .line, but due to the lack of depth
at these positions, Elliott was
DAVE RAIMEY forced to use his first stringers
... outstanding soph mostof the game.
Thus in the crucial fourth quarter, the bigger Spartans, who
used 17 interior linemen to Michigan's 11, were able to wear down
the game but physically beaten Wolverines.
On the whole, Michigan must be considered a good football
team. But the question of how good will depend on whether the
Wolverines can get "up" for every one of the remaining games on
their schedule.
This is a big BUT, however, for it must be recognized that the
Wolverines play in the Big Ten, long acknowledged as the toughest
collegiate conference in the country.
The play of the Michigan team thus far has indicated that it
could win any one of the games remaining on its schedule, but this
is if, and only if they are "up."
The problem is that getting "up" for a game is a lot tougher
than it sounds. Many a better team than this fall's Michigan squad
has seen a promising season disappear because it was a little too
over-confident, or because it just wasn't mentally set for a game.
It is encouraging, therefore, when one looks back to last Satur-
day's game against Duke. Badly disappointed following its narrow de-
feat to Michigan State, no one-not even Elliott-was sure how "up"
for the Duke game the Michigan team would be.
Michigan's performance, its best of the season, indicated it could
get "up" for a game under adverse conditions. If the Wolverines
can retain this keen, all-important, competitive edge in the weeks
ahead, there is little doubt that the 1960 season could be the most
surprising and the most rewarding Michigan fans have had in several
years.

By JIM STOMMEN
Phi Gamma Delta ran wild over
Phi Epsilon Pi last night, 42-6,
in I-M social fraternity action,
stretching its unbeaten streak to
three games, as did Lambda Chi
Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and
Sigma Alpha Mu.
The Phi Gams were led by Don
Pirates Hope
'To Wrap Up
.Title T oday
PITTSBURGH M)-Bob Friend
will try to give Pittsburgh its first
world championship since 1925 to-
day when he faces the New York
Yankees in the sixth world series
game at Forbes Field.
He probably will be opposed by
Whitey Ford, the veteran left-
hander who shut out the Bucs
Saturday.
Aroused by the two comeback
victories in New York after their
crushing defeats in the second
and third games, the scrappy Pi-
rates now are 4 to 1 favorites to
win it all.

McNeal's two touchdowns and
Dick Lyons' crisp passing while
Lambda Chi Alpha downed Kap-
pa Sigma, 18-6, making use of
an extremely versatile offense and
tight defense. '
Squeaking through with a 10-8
victory over Phi Sigma Delta, Sig-
ma Phi Epsilon's pass defense
sparked the victory and Sigma
Alpha Mu shut out Sigma Chi,
16-0, as Steve Wittenburg scor-
ed 14 points.
Dick Maire's 20 points led Phi
Kappa Sigma to a 26-8 conquest
of Alpha Kappa Lambda. Chi
Psi nipped Delta Kappa Epsilon
in overtime, 8-6, as Bruce Mac-'
Donald passed to Frank Fulton
for Chi Psi's only TD.
Phi Kappa Tau shut-out Tau!
Epsilon Phi, 30-0, and Phi Sigma
Kappa whitewashed Alpha Sigma1
Phi, 10-0. Zeta Beta Tau conquer-
ed Delta Sigma Phi, 24-6, and Tau,
Kappa Epsilon downed Triangle
and Phi Kappa Psi defeated Alpha
Phi Alpha by forfeit.
INDEPENDENT SCORES
Canadiens 20, Trust 4
Evans Scholars 6, Pioneers 0
Fletcher 6, ASCE 2
Nakamura 6, AFIT 0
CMS 6, Owen 0
Sportsmen 6, Hawaiians 2

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By FRED STEINHARDT

Ej

RAY PURDIN
... Wildcat speedster

EX-WOLVERINE STAR:
Boros Paces Denver to Flag

"Don't let anyone tell you dif-
ferently; Northwestern is a very
good football team."
These were Don Dufek's first
words of warning to Michigan
after viewing the Wildcats' 7-0
loss to the nation's tenth-ranked
team, Minnesota, last week.
"The Wildcats have a tough de-
fense which held Minnesota to 93
yards rushing and 63 yards pass-
ing, a real achievement against
the Gophers' mammoth squad."
Thornton Ready
The freshman coach also re-
marked that Northwestern's All-
America quarterback candidate,
Dick Thornton, "will be at 100 per
cent efficiency for Michigan." He
is recovering from a leg injury
which kept him out of the Iowa
game in which Northwestern was
thumped 42-0.
But, in spite of rumors to the
contrary, Dufek points out that
"Northwestern is far from a one-
man team. They have many out-
standing players, but Thornton's.
presence seems to tie the team
together."
Fritzgerald
Out of Action
At practice yesterday it was
learned that senior halfback
Denny Fitzgerald probably will
miss this week's game against
Northwestern because of a blood
infection.
Fitzgerald, who scored twice
against Duke and once against
Michigan State, is suffering from
fatigue, but team physician Dr.
A. W. Coxon reported that, as
yet, no trace of infectious mono-
nucleosis has been detected.
On the brighter side, starting
fullback Ken Tureaud and start-
ing left halfback Bennie McRae
will both be back in action after
a week's absence. Tureaud was
suffering from a bruised hip and
McRae from a twisted ankle, both
sustained in the State game.
NHL RESULTS
Montreal 3, New York 2
Detroit 3, Boston 3
I-M TOURNAMENTS
Anyone wishing to enter I-M
all campus tournaments in
Paddleball, Handball, and 21
(basketball) should check with
I-M Director Earl Riskey in-
mediately. The tourneys start
tomorrow and entries will be
accepted as late as 4:30 to-
morrow.

[GRID SELECTIONSJ
Pushing the Michigan-Northwestern game to the sidelines this
week is one of the most traditional of all traditional rivalries,
Tougaloo vs. Philander Smith.
Philander Smith, last year's victor by a 30-12 score, must rate
as one of the all-time great powers in the Gulf Coast Conference,
and will try to improve their high rating.
Select the winner of this game, and include the score. The
person who comes closest to the actual score will win two free
tickets to the Michigan Theater, now showing "The Dark At The
Top of the Stairs".
In addition, decide the winners of the' other 19 games on
this week's list, as well as the score of the Michigan game to break
possible ties, and the person who picks the most correct games will
also win two free tickets.
Entries may be picked up at the Daily office on the second
floor and returned by mail or in person to Grid Picks, Michigan Daily,
420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor. All entries must be in by Friday mid-
night to be eligible.
Here are this week's Grid Picks:

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Some of these players should be
Painfully familiar to Wolverine
fans. Fullback Mike Stock and
fleet halfback Ray Purdin both
were instrumental In the "Cats"
20- victory over Michigan last
fall. Purdin scored on, an 85-yard
touchdown run late in the game
to seal the Wolverines' doom.
Leading Scorer
"Stock is an excellent player,"

Dufek said. "He isn't really great
at any one thing but he's good at
everything." stock: was the Big
Ten's leading scorer last year.
"Their game against Minnesota
was evenly contested and could
have gone either way and an in-
terception was the key play for
the Gophers. Northwestern's line
is starting to get tough and they
have an awful lot of team speed."

1. Northwestern at MICHIGAN
(score)

By GARY GUSSIN
After four years in the Detroit
Tiger farm system, it looks like
ex-Wolverine third baseman Steve
Boros is ready for the major
leagues.
Boros, who signed a bonus con-
tract with the Tigers after gradu-
ating from Michigan in 1957, was
named Most Valuable Player in
the American Association, an AAA
league, this year.
Playing for Denver, the Tigers'
top minor league farm club, Boros
hit .317, led the league in runs'
RugbyClub
Wints Twvice
The Ann Arbor Rugby Club
opened its second full season of
play with impressive victories over
two strong Canadian clubs last
week-end.
The Ann Arbor squad, which is
composed of University affiliates,
defeated the Guelph University
fifteen, 16-0, on Saturday at Wines
Field. On Sunday, the club de-
cisively downed the St. Catherines'
Wasps, 13-3.
Saturday's match was especi-
ally impressive since Guelph had
been undefeated in its last two
seasons. The brilliant play of
wingers Ed Kurz and Pete Colvell,
and the kicking of Duane Golvach
spearheaded the victory.
Against St. Catherines, the Ann
Arbor Club started slowly, but ag-
gressive forward play provided the
turning point in the game.
Bruce Thompson broke the game
open by getting the first score
after a pass from Whata Whini-
ata, a wing forward.

scored with 128, tied teammate
Larry Osborne for RBI leadership
with 119, and was high in total
bases with 329.
In addition, the former Michi-
gan All-America clouted 30 home
runs, 8 triples and 42 doubles, as
he, Osborne, and George Alusik
paced Denver to the American As-
sociation championship.
Although he had shown promise
in three earlier seasons in the
minor leagues, and in one season
with the Tigers, it was evident
that Boros had not realized his
full potential before this year.
According to Don Lund, Wolver-
ine baseball coach who was a'
Tiger coach when Boros signed,
the young third-sacker always had
the ability, but needed experience
to make him major league caliber.
Lund feels that three years in
the minors and two years of win-
ter ball were a major factor in
Boros' improvement this year. "His
first year with the Tigers actually
set him back, but now with the
necessary experience, I think he;
has the ability and self-confidence
to stick with the Tigers nextM
year," Lund continued. (Because

he was a bonus baby, Boros was
forced under league rules to spend
his first full season with Detroit.)
Another factor in Boros' im-
provement may have been the
chance to play his normal position
for a full season. In the past there
has been some doubt as to his
ability to play third, and so he
has been moved back and forth
between third and the outfield.
But Lund thinks he has "good
hands and the right reactions" to
make it at third base.
Boros himself is extremely hap-
py about his excellent perform-
ance this past season and feels he
could be ready for the jump to
the Tigers.
According to his parents, he
will play ball in Puerto Rico this
winter as he has for two of the
past three years. Last year he
interrupted his career briefly to
spend six months in the military
service.
He also hopes to re-enroll in the
University next winter, providing
he sticks wi.th Detroit. Based on
his play for Denver this year,,
there is little reason to doubt that1
he'll be back on campus next fall.,

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10.

Wisconsin at Iowa
Marquette at Indiana
Illinois at Minnesota
Michigan State at Notre
Dame
Ohio State at Purdue
Army at Nebraska
Oklahoma at Kansas
Penn State at Syracuse
Air Force at Navy

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20.

Arkansas at Texas
Alabama at Tennessee
North Carolina State at
Duke
UCLA at. Washington
Clemson at Maryland
Wake Forest at North Caro-
lina
Colorado at Iowa State
TCU at Texas A & M
Holy Cross at Dartmouth
Tougaloo at Philander Smith
(score)

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Loves of DobieGsttis, etc.)

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"HOME SWEET HOMECOMING"

A gret number of people have been asking me lately, "What
i% Homecoming?" but I have been so busy trying to find out
why my new sports ear leaks that I haven't had time to answer.
I am now pleased to report that I finally discovered why my
sports car leaks-I have been driving it upside down-and so
I am ready today to turn my attention to Homecoming.
Let's begin with definitions. Homecoming is a weekend when
old grads return to their alma maters to watch a football game,
visit old classrooms and dormitories and inspect each other's
bald spots.
The weekend is marked by the singing of old songs, the slap.
ping of old backs and the frequent exchange of such greetings
as "Harry, you old polecat!" or "Harry, you old porcupine!"
or "Harry, you old rooster!" or "Harry, you old wombat 1"
As you can see, all old grads are named Harry.
It is not just old grads who behave with such liveliness during
Homecoming; the faculty also comports itself with unaccus-
tomed animation. Teachers laugh and smile and pound backs
and keep shouting "Harry, you old Airedale I" This unscholarly
behavior is carried on in the hope that old grads, in a transport
of bonhomie will endow a new geology building.
The old grads, however, are seldom seduced. By game time
on Saturday their backs are so sore, their eyeballs so eroded,
their extremities so frayed, that it is impossible to get a kind
word out of them, much less a new geology building.

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Even the football game does not improve their tempers.
"Hmmph 1" they snort as the home team completes a 101-yard
march to a touchdown. "Do you call that football? Why, back
in my day, they'd have been over on the first down! By
George, football was football in those days-not this namby-
pamby girls' game that passes for football today! Take a look
at that bench-50 substitutes sitting there. Why, in my day,
there were 11 men on a team and that was it. When you broke
a leg, they slapped a piece of tape on it and you went right back
in. Why, I remember the big game against State. Harry Siga-
foos, our star quarterback, was killed in the third quarter. I
mean, he was pronounced dead. But did that stop old Harry?
Not on your tintype! Back in he went and kicked the winning
drop kick in the last four seconds of play, dead as he was. Back
in my day, they played football, by George!"
Everything, say the old grads, was better back in their day-
everything except one. Even the most unreconstructed of the
old grads has to admit that back in his day they never had a
smoke like Marlboro-never a cigarette with such a lot to like
-never a filter so easy drawing, a flavor so mild yet hearty, so
abundant, so bountiful-never a choice of flip-top box or soft
hackr.

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