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NOVEMBER 151.1961



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OSU in Top Positioi


The extensive use of the for-
ward pass is making the National
Football League one of America's
top sport attractions.
Bart Starr, Milt Plum and com-
pany open up the defenses with
their spirals and provide running
room for the Jim Taylors and
Jim Browns. However, this sea-
son, one of the most delicate of
pro football skills, pass-receiving,
is finally getting the attention it
deserves. The' passers are ever-
improving and so are the ends,
only more so.


When it comes time to pick a defensive star, so his emergence
he All Pro receivers, the selec- as an offensive threat is all the
rs will be in for quite a job. more surprising. Ditka has already
here is Sonny Randle, Kyle Rote, caught nine touchdown passes,
[ike Ditka, Ray Berry, Boyd many of them in the 40 to 80
owler, Buddy, Dial, R. C. Owens, yd. range.
ail Cogdill, Red Phillips or Del Randle, now in his third season
hofner. Then, of course, there is with the St. Louis Cardinals, is
ommy McDonald, a slotback, always a threat on medium-dis-
ho catches almost everything tance and long passes. A :09.4
rown toward him. sprinter, Randle once defeated
Ditka Top Rookie Dave Sime, the Olympic dash-
Ditka has been phenomenal in man. However, despite all his

speed, Randle was very ineffec-
tive in his first season. It was only
after studyiny game films of Mc-
Donald and Berry and practicing
cuts and feints that Randle was
able to attain stardom.
Last year. he caught 62 passes,
second in the league, on a team
that was not essentially pass-con-
scious. He capped off his sensa-
tional performance with two beau-
tiful touchdown receptions in the

his rookie season with the Bears.
At Pitt last year, he was mainly

'wimmerettes To Host
Toronto, Western Ontario

The strongest group of collegiate
girl swimmers ever assembled in
this country will pit their skills
this Saturday at 10 a.m. at the
Women's Pool.
The triangular meet with ad-
mission free will feature Michi-
gan's Speed Swim plub, the Tor-
onto Women's Swimming Team
and the Western Ontario Women's
Swimming Team. The last two are
the Canadian National champions
and runners-up.
The Michigan squad boasts four
national champions, three national
record-holders, one .world record-
holder, a dozen junior national
champions and a list of state
champions. Arrayed against Mich-
igan's three All-Americans will be
three Pan American team medal-
ists and a two-time'Olympic swim-,
mer and former record-holder for
the Canadians.
} Top-notch Meet
There has never been such an
opportunity to see top-notch wo-
men's swimming and diving at
Michigan. In fact, this is the first
intercollegiate meet for girls held
here in more than 25 years, the
last meet being an Ohio State-,
Michigan dual meet in :the middle
There will be 50-yd. races in
each stroke plus a 100-yd. freestlye,
and 200-yd. relays. The diving will
introduce June Mori, Japanese
tower diving champion from
Tokyo; Sara Watt, U.S. National
Junior Springboard Champion;
and four State Champiqns -
Becky Walther (Ohio), Karen
Ryan (Michigan), Gretchen Groth
(Nebraska) and Linda Lyle (N.Y.).

The first three are freshmen and
the last three sophomores here.
Heading the group of Univer-
sity girl swimmers are Sue Rogers,
National breaststroke champion
and indoor world record holder;
and Barbara Nullmeyer, freestyle
sprinter, National Junior Cham-
pion and 1960 Olympic alternate
in the 100-meter freestyles.
Two of this country's top girl
butterflyers, freshmen Sue
Thrasher and Carolyn Coffman,
will swim along with Marty Sinn,
Sue Clifford, La June Rodgers,
Sperry Jones, and others who are
National Junior Champions.
Thrasher, Jones and Sinn are also
All-American Water Polo players
and National Champions in that
Retired swimmers including
Olympic gold medalist Joan Spil-
lane, All-American backstroker
Eileen Murphy and Water Polo
Champions Malie Forest and Mar-
cia Jones are expected to officiate.
Offsetting this array of local
talent, the Canadians will offer
two - time Olympic backstroker
Sara Barber, former World record
holder and 1959 Canadian Woman
Athlete of the Year. Miss Barber,
twice a British Empire Games
finalist and Pan American Games
medalist, will be supported by
Bonnie Benson, Canadian breast-
stroke champion, and Western On-
tario's Mary Lou Whitwell, fourth
and fifth in the 1959 Pan Ameri-
can breaststroke finals, plus a host
of Canadian National Collegiate

This year Randle is somewhat
behind his 1960 pace, but this is
explained by the Cardinals' loss
of John Crow, whose job it was
to keep the defense honest with
his all-around play.
Shofner on Comeback
Shofner had his greatest sea-
son with the Rams in 1958. After
that year, the fleet end was beset
with injuries and was finally dealt'
this season to the New York Gi-
It may well have been the best
deal the Giants ever made. A
healthy Shofner has been up
among the league leaders in both
total catches and touchdown
passes. Against the Redskins two
weeks ago, he snared three TD
passes, and last week, he riddled
the Eagle defensive secondary,
taking full advantage of the ab-
sence of Eagle defensive star Tom
Rote came to the Giants from
SMU in 1952, heralded as one q.:
the greatest college football play-.
ers ever. Then he suffered several
severe knee. injuries, seriously
hampering his speed. Rote, how-
ever, compensated by developing
patterns and cuts far superior to
those of most other ends in the
Master Receiver
"Houdini" Rote is today rec-
ognized as the league's foremost
master of pass c atching tech-
niques, and has been invaluable
to the Giants, who are currently
tied for the Eastern Conference
lead with the Eagles.
Little McDonald of the Eagles
has made it on sheer determina-
tion. After an unsuccessful fling
at halfback, McDonald was
switched to the slotback position
and proceeded to become the
league's best. Unbelievable catch-
es, clutch plays, and runs into
the goal post are typical MdDon-
ald routines.

Only Erich Barnes of the
Giants has been able to cover
him adequately this season. Typi-
cal of his play was his game-
winning 40-yd. grab of a Sonny
Jurgensen aerial against the Red-
skins two weeks ago.
Three Favored
When the league selections are
made known, it could well be that
Berry, Dial, and Cogdill will get
the nod.
Berry Is Johnny Unitas' favor-
ite target and has been a peren-
nial All-Pro selection. Berry was
injured earlier this year, but still
has a nexcellent opportunity to
pull-in his usual 70 receptions
since this season's schedule is two
games longer.
Dial has teamed with Rudy
Buvich to give the Steelers a ser-
ious passing threat, while Cogdill
has been on the receiving end of
many important Jim Ninowski
aerials from the Lion's new twin-
spread attack.
One thing is for sure, those All-
Pro end posts will be filled bril-

Guess what? Neither Michigan
nor Michigan State can win the,
Big Ten title this year.
As a matter of fact there are
only three teams in the conference
that could possibly go to the Rose
Bowl if the snooty West Coast
wants a Western Conference team.
And if you're a bettor, put ;your
money on Ohio State.
Yes, the Buckeyes, Minnesota
and Purdue are the teams which
are mathematically in the run-
ning. With their 5-0 record and
one remaining conference game,
Woody Hayes and his "cloud of
dust" Buckeyes are sitting pretty.
Showdown Saturday
The Gophers and the Boiler-
makers each have two remaining
games and one with each other.
That contest will take place this
Saturday at Minneapolis. A loss1
to Purdue will make the Boiler-
makers an also-ran, since they
have already lost a conference{
game to Michigan. The Gophers,


however, will still be in the race
if their recent luck decides to run
out. If Minnesota does lose, the
race will really be tied in a knot,
Anything Can Happen
With this three-team race we
could have many possibilities
What if Purdue beats Minnesota
and then Indiana in its last game
of the season? What if Minnesota
loses to the Boilermakers and de-
feats Wisconsin? And what if Ohic
State loses to Michigan?
Yes, you guessed it, the Go-
phers would take the Big Ten
championship: Why? Because they
play seven games while Ohio State
and Purdue schedule. only six.
This I sall highly hypothetical
Either Minnesota or Ohio State
should be the champion, and if
the Big Ten gets the bowl bid
the Boilermakers probably will gc
West, because the Athletic Admin-
istrations of both Minnesota and
Ohio State have said that they
will probably refuse the bid.

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"for the student body".

' ONE OF THE MANY-Kyle Rote, the New York Giants' ace pass
receiver, is one of the many top-notch targets of NFL quarterbacks
throughout the league. The presence of so many great ends in the
league, should make this year's All-Pro selections interesting if
difficult to decide upon.

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Texas Students Send
Apologies to Baylor

AUSTIN MP) - Texas students
and officials began a series of.
apologies yesterday to Baylor for
nine pranksters who killed a Bay-
lor mascot bear cub in a kidnaping
The nine-month-old cub, named
Ginger, died last Thursday night
when slugged with a wrench during
the kidnap plot. Ginger was one
of a set of twin cubs. The other,
Pepper, was unharmed.
Dean of Student Life Arno No-
wotny said the nine culprits met
yesterday afternoon with members
of a special committee of student
leaders, faculty members and ath-
letic department officials, known
as the Rally Committee. That
group made three recommenda-
1. .That the nine appear today
at 3 p.m. before a University Dis-
ciplinary Committee of three fac-
ulty members and two students
"for serious disciplinary action."
2. That student leaders go to
Waco to make a public apology to
Baylor students for the death of
the mascot.
Fetzer Buys
Knorr Stock
DETROIT WP)-John E. Fetzer
said yesterday he has bought up
the final one-third interest in the
Detroit Tigers and is now sole
owner of the American League
baseball club.
Fetzer said he purchased the
one-third interest held by the,
Knorr Broadcasting Co.
Fred A. Knorr, who died last
December, was one of Fetzer's
partners in the syndicate which
bought the Tigers from the W. O.
Briggs estate in 1956. His widow is
president of Knorr Broadcasting.
Fetzer gained two-thirds con-
trol of the club in October of last
year and became president of the
Fetzer, who is in Tucson, Ariz.,
said in a statement that the deal
was made to guarantee continued
smooth operations at Tiger Sta-
Price paid for the Knorr ,stock
was not given.

3. That Texas President Joseph
R. Smiley be asked to issue a
statement to the effect that any
similar actions by Texas students
in the future would result in im-
mediate suspension of those stu-

Nowotny said he
lease the names of

could not re-
the nine stu-


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