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Houk New Yank Pilot; Bill DeWitt Quits

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Colorful Tiger President
Resigns After Year at Helm
By Te Asocited res

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By The Associated Pres
DETROIT-Bill DeWitt's turbu-
lent reign of less than one year,
as Detroit Tiger President ended
today with his resignation under
fire from the post that paid him'
$50,000 a year.
This latest in a-series of shake-
ups in the Tiger front offce was
expected.
DeWitt, who had two years left
on a three-year contract signed
only last Nov. 1, was criticized in
recent weeks by some Tiger pwn-
ers.
Fetzer President...
John E. Fetzer, I Kalamazoo,
Mich., radio - television executive,
replaced DeWitt and became the
fourth Tiger president since 1956.
Fetzer, who had headed a group
owning one-third of the club's
stock, purchased control of the
Tigers just last week.
DeWitt, in resigning with an
"amicable settlement," turned
down Fetzer's offer to become as-
sistant to the president.
Harry Sisson, Executive Vice-
President, was given general
charge of the club's affairs. Sisson
has been associated with the
Tigers since 1935 when the late
Walter 0. Bo'ggs, tho- a club

-AP Wirephoto
YANK PILOT-Ralph Houk, just named to succeed Casey Stengel
as Yankee manager, lights up with club President, Dan Topping.

BOB TOPP STARS:
Former M' Flanker Leads
Falcons to Pro Frat Victory

owner, brought him in to handle
negotiations with co-owner Frank
Navin.
Sisson said he would do the
work done normally by a general
mpanager, a post also held by De-
Witt.
DeWitt received a free hand in
running the club's affairs when
the Tigers' 11 owners hired him.
A veteran baseball man, in con-
trast with the businessmen own-
ers, DeWitt made wholesale
changes on the field as well as in
the front offlice.
Two Managers
Two managers departed - both
with blasts at DeWitt-in the hec-
tic year of his control. But it was
Joe Gordon's surprise resignation
as manager -- just two months
after he took over-that started
DeWitt's downfall.
Tiger owners were critical when
DeWitt engineered the unique
managerial swap with Cleveland
that send Jimmie Dykes to the
Indians and brought Gordon to
the Tigers. Tiger criticism be-
came more harsh when Gordon
quit .the day after the season
ended, despite a 1961 contract. A
sixth-place finish was added fuel.
'Two of DeWitt's severest critics
were Fred Knorr .and Fetzer.
Knorr, also a Michigan radio ex-
ecutive, now controls one-third of
the club's stock. Fetzer controls
the .rest.
DeWitt said he would like to
remain in baseball-his life ever
since he sold peainuts as a boy in
fSt. Louis' old.Sportsman's Park
in 1915. But he said his future
plans are indefinite.
"I'm going to take a vacation
for two or three weeks," DeWitt
said. "Then I'll look around.. I'm
leaving the Tigers with mixed
emotions. I enjoyed my stay with
the Tigers, but it has been rough."
Fetzer said he would assume the
presidential duties immediately
and handle them until stockhold-
ers can approve- his appointment.
SOCIAL FRATERNITY VOLLEYBALL
Pi Lambda Phi 4. Theta Chi 3
Beta Theta Pi 5, Sigma Alpha Mu 1
Sigma Nu 6, Tau Epsilon Phi Q
Phi Sigma Delta 5, zeta Beta Tau I
Kappa Sigma 6, Alpha Sigma Phi o
Zeta Psi 6, Triangle 0
Psi Upsilon 4, Delta sigma Phi 2
Delta Upsilon 6, sigma Alpha Epsi-
Ion 0
Phi Gamma Delta 5, Theta Xi 1
Phi Delta Theta 5, Lambda Chi AI-
pha I1
Alpha Epsilon Pi 5, Delta Chi 1
Phi Sigma Kappa over Kappa Al-
pha Psi, forfeit
Tau Delta Phi over Delta Kappa
Epsilon, forfeit
Phi Epsilon Pi over Alpha PhI Al-
pha, forfeit

By DAVE KIMBALL
Bob Gamble paced the Falco.ns
to a 1-0 overtime victory over
Psi Omega to highlight the first
round of Professional Fraternity
playoff games at Wines Field last
night.
Gamble, the Falcon quarterback,
completed three passes-two of
them to glue-fingered Bob Topp,
former Michigan end, his favorite,
target-in four attempts, good for:
35 yards, in the sudden death per-
iod. The winner was the team
with the most yards gained in
four offensive plays from scrim-
mage.
Psi Omega, undefeated prior to
tonight's game, couldn't get a drive
going as the hard-charging defen-
sive Falcon line prevented PO
quarterback Nel Sherburne from
locating his targets downfield.-
Sherburne, star of the PO offense,
was rushed on almost every play
and several times was thrown for
big losses.
The Falcons threatened in the
opening minutes of play as a
Gamble to Topp pass found the
ball deep in PO territory. How-
ever, the drive was stopped two
plays later when an intercepted
pass gave the ball back to the
Dental Fraternity.
Neither team threatened after
that for the rest of the half as
40 degree weather and great de-
fensive play combined to dull the
effectiveness of the two quarter-
backs.
Psi Omega almost scored in the

opening minutes of the second
half as Harv Johnson made a
beautiful circus catch of a Sher-
burne pass and scampered down
the sidelines for a touchdown.
However, the play was nullified
when the referees ruled that John-
son had jumped offside before the
ball was snapped.
That play proved to be the last
real threat of the game, how-
ever, and time ran out with the
two teams deadlocked in a score-
less tie.
The Falcons won the flip of
a coin for initial possession of the
ball in the overtime period and
Gamble immediately rose to the
occasion by flipping a 10 yard
pass to Topp. Another pass, good
for 15 yards, and another 10 yard
completion to Topp put the ball
on the PO five. Sherburne, mean-
while, was unable to complete a
pass in four attempts.

In another top playoff game
former Wolverine tackle, Jerry
Bushong and Mike Bazamy spark-
ed Phi Epsilon Kappa to a 28-0t
rout over the Law Club. Bushong
threw four TD passes and Ba-
zamy, in addition to scoring two
of the TD's put on a tremendous
display of broken-field running to
set up the other two.
In other Professional Fraternity
games Phi Delta Phi shutout Phi
Rho Sigma, 24-0; Phi Delta Ep-
silon edgen Alpha Omego 7-6 in
a disputed overtime game; Alpha
Chi Sigma whipped Alpha Kappa,
12-0; Delta Sigma Pi topped Phi
Chi, 14-8; and Delta Theta Phi
won by forfeit over Tau Epsilon
Rho.
In independent IM action at
Ferry Field the Zips defeated the
Drifters 14-2 and the Foresters
licked the Moskrats, 20-12.

Baltimore, Cleveland Top NFL Statistics

Led by fleet Bobby Mitchell,
All-Pro Jimmy Brown, and the
accurate booting of Sam Baker,

has totalled 114 in compiling its
3-1 mark. The Philadelphia Eagles
are third in team scoring with

Cleveland's undefeated Browns 110.
have joined the defending cham- The Browns' pace-setting 661-
pion Baltimore Colts atop the sta- yard rushing total is nostly the
tistic charts as the National Foot- work of their speedy pair of backs.
ball League heads into its fifth Brown has personally accounted
week of competition, for 265 yards gained on the
Cleveland has scored 117 points ground, with Mitchell adding an-
in three victories, while Baltimore other 254. Jim Taylor, of the Green

Bay* Packers, is the individual
rushing. leader, with 281 yards on
63 rushes for a 4.5 average.
Cleveland, Detroit, Green Bay.
and Washington have played
three games; the nine other NFL
members have' completed four.
A Baltimore, in walloping the Los
Angeles Rams Sunday, rolled up
326 yards to surpass the Pitts-
I burgh Steelers in total yards gain-
ed.

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