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by Bill Bullard
Yanz on the Sidelines
After .Five Grid Seasons
John Yanz will be leaving University hospital sometime today or
orrow. When he leaves, he'll be walking on crutches and he'll
r play football again.
With one play Saturday his hopes of finishing out the season
i the team he has worked with for five years were destroyed.
n sat out his senior year with torn ligaments and cartilage suf-
d in his first game of last season. Granted another year of eligi-
y, he had become a stalwart as "a first-string guard on the Mich-
Y defensive platoon.


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"I went so far with the team," John said from his mechanized
ospital bed. "It's disappointing not being able to finish up the
eason. Especially if the team goes to the Rose Bowl.. ."
John recalled the kickoff play on -which he was injured. Just
fore he was hit from the side by 217-lb. Illini tackle Bill Minor, he
d planted his right leg in an inflexible position. Right away he
ew his leg was badly hurt and he'd be out for the season. It turned
t to be a seriously torn ligament in his right leg. Taken into the
ker room where ice packs were placed on his leg, he listened to
e rest of the game on the radio. After the game he was, taken to
e hospital. And then there was plenty of time to think over what
d happened in between visits from numerous friends.
The injury ended John's collegiate career. It also ended any
oughts John may have had in the back of his mind about playing
,::............:...pro football. But he's still going
through with plans to be married
at the end of the month.
John's case is not unique. Al-
"-*ready Dick Vidmer, Jack Clancy,
~' ..;4:John Rowser, Rich Hahn, and
j Barry Dehlin have been knocked
out of action for the season for
:'{: ,various physical reasons. But all
but Hahn and Yanz have some
eligibility left. And Hahn may
still have one chance left to play
if the team goes to the Rose Bowl
:nd he can get back into shape in
:::f "::^ r,.tim e.
John started out his senior
year in the fall of 1963 as one of
t h e veteran standouts Coach
Bump Elliott was counting on. In
pre-season depth charts, he was
put at the starting right tackle
spot ahead of 6'3", 220-1b. sopho-
JOHN YANZ more, Bill Yearby. This made the
two linemen about identical in
ature and size. In the opening game against Southern Methodist,
e *as only in the game for seven or eight plays before he was
jured and was forced to the sidelines for that season.
John missed spring practice but worked out with weights all
pring and summer to strengthen his leg.
As John was considered somewhat of a question mark due
to his injury prior to the start of this season, he was listed on
the third-string in pre-season estimates. But he didn't stay there
long. By the time of the Navy game he was making fans sit up
and take notice as he spent most of the afternoon in the Navy
backfield harassing All-American quarterback Roger Staubach.
Before the Michigan-Illinois game, Coach Pete Elliott commented
hat the Wolverines had suffered injuries that would have crippled
n ordinary team. Now with Yanz out for the season, the team has
ost another key ballplayer and the task of defeating Iowa and Ohio
tate has been made that much more difficult.
Are you superstitious, do you believe all that stuff about Friday
the 13th? Are you afraid to walk under ladders, or have black cats
walk in front of you? Could it be an omen that this week's grid
selections are due at The Daily office at 420 Maynard St. by midnight
on Friday the 13th. Don't let the date scare you off, enter this week's
contest. The winner will receive two free tickets to the Michigan
Theatre which is now showing "Send Me No Flowers," and becomes
eligible for the grand prize at the end of the year.

To the victors go the spoils, but
at Michigan, there are just too
many spoils.
The "leaders and best" have
been champions of the Westi so
many times and in so many sports
that there isn't enough space to
exhibit all the souvenirs and tro-
phies garnered in the long, il-
lustrious , history of Wolverine
The momentos of victory can
be seen at various places on cam-
pus, from the display windows of
local stores to the trophy c&ae at
Yost Field House-a souvenir in
its own right.
Swimming prizes can be seen
outside Matt Mann Pool whie
most of the wrestling laurels -are
at Yost. But the trophy explosion
-comparable to a population ex-
plosion but caused by an abun-
dance of winning,. teams-has
played havoc with further at-
tempts to organize the yarious
symbols of victory.
Here, There, Everywhere
Tennis loving cups arein the
display case in the Athletic Ad-
ministration Building. So are the
golden hockey statues. But foot-
ball, track and baseball mementos
are located in both Yost and the
Athletic Building.
Of course the most famous tro-
phy of all is the Little Brown Jug
which Michigan won back from
Minnesota just a few weeks ago.
The jug, however, can't be viewed'
by the public. In fact equipment
manager Ron Pulliam refuses to


MICHIGAN OFFICIALS TRY TO DECIDE which is the real Little Brown Jug. The photographer
who took this picture back in 1931 forgot to mention which was the authentic water receptacle. The
men in the picture, Fielding H. Yost, Wally Weber, Benny Ooosterbaan, Jack Blott, Franklin Cap-
pon, and Harry Kipke, were able to tell the difference however, and the replica is now on perma-
nent display in the Athletic Administration Building.
Frosh Cagers To Meet Varsity

Paul Bunyan Trophy awarded to
the winner of the Michigan-
Michigan State game.
This prize has problems of its!
own which keep it from being
shown to the public. Mr. Bunyan
and the base he stands on rise to
a height of nine feet. Naturally
there's no trophy case that can
accommodate something of these
When it was taken back to Ann
Arbor from East Lansing last
month the trophy was dismanteled
into three separate pieces and
transported in two cars.
The prize is currently in the
equipment room allowing the foot-
ball players to see the fruits of
their triumph. Pulliam doesn't
plan to keep it there permanently
but as yet he hasn't been able to
think of a' better spot. He is open
to suggestions, however.
Among the other assorted sou-
venirs not exhibited are the re-
tired uniforms of four gridiron
stars. Never to be worn again are
Bennie Oosterbaan's 47, that of
the Wistert brothers-Albert, Al-
vin, and Francis-all number
eleven, Tom Harmon's immortal
98, and most recently Ron Kra-
mer's 87.
Pulliam explained that he does
not have their actual game uni-
forms because these are given to
seniors after their last game. In-
stead he only has their extra uni-
In the case of Tom Harmon,
Pulliam doesn't even have that.
It seems that several years ago
Harmon and athletic director
Fritz Crisler were to appear on a
television program. Since Crisler
was supposed to present the Wol-
verine All-American with his uni-
form, the late Henry Hatch, who
was then equipment manager,
loaned the extra uniform to the
Everything went smoothly but
Harmon never returned the maize
and blue suit and old number 98
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hasn't been seen in Ann Arbor
One of the most common sou-
venirs is the large assortment of
game balls. But recently they have
not been increasing because they
are given to seniors after the
season. The only way Michigan
gets to keep them is if the seniors
don't want them or-more likely
-forget co take them.
Purple Pigskin
The oldest ball on display dates
back to 1894 when Michigan play-
ed Cornell on November 24. It is
quite round in shape and looks
more like a huge wrinkled purple
plum than like a football.
Some of the other items on dis-
play in the Athletic Administra-
tion Building could make the cur-
ator of the Smithsonian Institute
There's a souvenir horseshoe
from the 1902 Rose Bowl which
was the first one ever played. Also
shown is a battered football hel-
met made out of leather and
lamb's wool. The "new type of
head gear" was introduced by the
Spalding Company back in 1893.
Ivy League Trophy
One real collector's piece is a
football shaped plaque from the
1930 game with Harvard. It con-
tains a spike forged by Paul Re-
vere and a, piece of wood from
the USS Constitution.
There might be other treasures
which are stored away because of
the lack of space. The, hope is
that the new University Events
Building will provide more space
for the display of all the Wol-
verines' loot.
But as long as Michigan keeps
on winning, officials will-be hard-
pressed to find even more room
for the ever increasing total of

. I

Freshman basketball c o a c Ji
Tom Jorgensen is harboring no
illusions of a possible victory for1
his team in the annual game witht
the varsity Tuesday, Nov. 24.
The freshmen have, not beaten I
the "Big Boys" since 1955, and
this year's varsity squad is one of
the outstanding cage quintets in
the nation.
"Our overall strength is not as
good as some of our past fresh-
men teams," says Jorgensen, "but
we do have some players who will
help our basketball program." Jor-
gensen hopes to make up for the
squad's lack of size and rebound-
ing power with "speed, quickness,
and good ball-handling."
Detroit Guards
Much of the speed will come
from two Detroit area guards, 6'3"
Jim Pitts (no relation to the
Northwestern center), and 5'11"
Gerald Peaks. Jorgensen considers
Pitts an "outstanding prospect,"4
pointing out that the All-Stater
from Northwestern high school
"has great speed and jumping
ability," as well as being "a good
ball-handler and a deadly shoot-
er." Peaks, from Eastern high
school, has also been impressive
in the early weeks of practice.
Tallest member of the team is

6'7" center John Gee, from Cort- The team's depth rests largely even say where he keeps it locked7
land high school in New York. on the shoulders of two hefty for- up.1
The. only out-of-stater on the wards, 6'4" Alan Freedman and The special security measures
starting five, Gee is termed "a 6'5" Bill Thomas. Freedman was are taken to prevent the watert
hard worker with good potential," mentioned for All-City honors at receptacle from being stolen as it,
by the coach although "he's got Detroit's Mumford high school. was back in 1931. Just a few hours,
a way to go as far as Big Ten Tony Ashman, who- played on a before the kickoff of that year's
frontliners are concerned." Gee is state championship team at Ben- game with the Gophers, the jug,
well grounded in the Michigan torn Harbor last year, will fill in was taken from the lobby of a
athletic tradition as his father as a third guard. Ashman is 6'3". trophy case. Quick thinking Uni-,
Work on Fundamentals versity officials somehow man-
Ticket Sellout During most of the early sea- aged to buy an exact replica, but
son practice sessions, Coach Jor- the original was found in a clump
The Ticket Department an- of bushes a short time later.
nounced yesttrday that there gensen has concentrated on fun-ofbseashrtiele.
damental plays and skills required The newly purchased jug is
are no more season tickets for playing Big Ten basketball. kept at Michigan and is perma-
available for basketball games. nently on display in the mases of
A limi'ed number were sold to An interesting feature of the ethe Athletic Administration Build-
students, faculty and staff, and scrimmages has beenthe appear-
will be mailed to the purchas- ance of two former Michigan' ing. h ea tr
ers. Refunds will be issued to basketball stars to give the fresh- The Real Story
ers.n aetaste of competition. TomThere are many stories as to the
those not receiving tickets by men a taste of competition. Tom infamous water bottle, but it
mail as soon as possible. Cole captained the 1962-63 Wol- was actually bought at a dime
verine squad, and 1960-61 captainwaaculybghatadm
John Tidwell once held a Big Ten store before the 1903 Minnesota
played basketball and baseball for scoring record. contest by the student manager
the Wolverines from 1935 to 1937. Coach Jorgensbn, in his fifth Ho R obertsh
yearas resman entr, ap- He paid only 30 cents for the
Both All-State Year as freshman mentor, cap- five gallon water container which
tamed the 1955-56 Michigan team. was originally a putty color. The
Both forwards on the team re- value of the Jug now is hard to
ceived All-State mention in Mich- I I determine because of its great
igan and both possess deadly jump Scores sendmental and historical vaue
shots. Mark Fritz from Birming- While kept in hiding, it is en-
ham is 6'5" and his counterpart, NHLWhlketihdngitse-
Gary Bowman, is 6'4". Bowman is New York 4, Boston 2 closed in a special velvet lined
from Garden City where he also Toronto 3, Detroit 1 case which cost a great deal more
exeldasabsbllpae. Montreal 4, Chicago 1 than the Jug itself.
excelled as a baseball; player. NBA-Anheawdgvntohei-
Boston 110, San Francisco 84 Another award given to the vic-
I Philadelphia 123. Baltimore 114 {tor of a traditional rivalry is the

..and days

1. MICHIGAN at Iowa
2. Purdue at Minnesota
3. Northwestern at Ohio State
4. Wisconsin at Illinois
5. Michigan State at Notre Dame
6. Oregon at Indiana
7. Air Force at Wyoming
8. Alabama at Georgia Tech
9. So. Methodist at Arkansas
10. Colorado at Kansas

11. Brown at Harvard
12. Baylor at Kentucky
13. Mississippi at Tennessee
14. Missouri at Oklahoma
15. Oregon State at Stanford
16. Pittsburgh at Army
17. Texas A&M at Rice
18. UCLA at Washington
19. Texas at TCU
20. Georgia at Auburn

-Daily-Jerry Stoetzer
STARTING AGAINST MICHIGAN'S nationally-ranked varsity on
Nov. 24 will be these five freshmen basketball players. Standing
from left to right are Gary Bowman, 6'4" forward from Garden
City; John Gee, 6'7" from New York; and Mark Fritz, 6'5" from
Birmingham. Kneeling are highly touted guards Jim Pitts and
Gerald Peaks. Pitts is 6'3" while Peaks stand 5'11." Both are from






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