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JRDAY, SEPTEMBER 26,

vichigan Faces Missouri Today

THE CHURCHES

NEW OFFENSE, NEW COACH BUT SAME PLAYERS--That's the situation as Coach Bump Elliott
opens the 1959 season with his winged-T offense and an all-letterman' starting line-up. Starters and
layout of the new offense are shown in the diagram.

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SIDE LNhrES
Sby ,Tir Benagh, Sports Editor,

A 'Team without Stars'
REMEMBER NOTRE DAME'S "Four Horsemen and Seven Mules"?
And recall Michigan's "Mad Magicians" of 1947? Or Louisiana
State's "Chinese Bandits" last year? Or old timers like Fordham's
"Seven Blocks of Granite"? By using these labels, press box poets have
established the said teams immortal.
Now comes Michigan, 1959 edition, with its "Team Without Stars'
-a nickname that was picked up last spring when the squad got to-
gether without graduated game-breakers like Bob Ptacek, Gary Prahst
,and often-injured John Herrnstein. Bennie Oosterbaan was the first
to 'describe the team this way, and Coach Bump Elliott wasted no
time adding the phrase to his vocabulary. There's probably no better
way to speak of Elliott's contingent. The .only "color" present as the
season opens are a new coach and the new winged-T formation.
The starting halfbacks-Brad Myers and Darrell. Harper-aren't
flashy, speedy or shifty. In fact they are just a shade better than the
second-string halfbacks, Bennie McRae and Fred Julian. Myers is a
good pass-catcher, but certainly is no breakaway runner. Harper can
pass and kick but doesn't have much power or speed when he carries
the ball.
Fullback Tony Rio is a fighter, but doesn't have much size (he's
only 180 pounds) or speed to support his courage. The other back, Stan
Noskin, is the mystery man of the quartet. It will take a lot of his
completed passes if Michigan is to have any "game-breaking" play
because of the lack of speed. But Nbskin can't run and gives lot of
ground on defense.
THE LINE HAS NO standouts unless it's George Genyk, who was
accorded third-team All Big Ten mention last year. Only end John
Halstead has any high school all-state clippings in his scrapbook. (He
even earned prep All American honors.)
Genyk came to Michigan as a 175-lb. tackle whose future didn't
look too bright. But he was a ffghter and worked his way through the
ranks by perfecting his techniques to cover up his lack of power. Jerry
Smith, a teammate of Genyk at Detroit's Pershing. High, likewise got
little attention as a freshman. In fact, the converted fullback hardly
saw action last year until the final game against Ohio State. He was
given his chance in a desperation move when injuries wiped out the
first three strings of the center corps. Still, Smith only weighs 187
pounds.
Tackle Don Deskins came to Michigan with a big Marine Corps
reputation but opponents found out soon that he had defensive weak-
nesses-primarily that he could be trapped easily. The running mates1
on Deskins' side of the line are Alex Callahan, a 193-lb. guard, and
Bob Johnson, who's been working his way through the end ranks for
three years now. Callahan developed as a pretty good pulling blocker,
but doesn't have great size on defense. Johnson started out his careerJ
with the Michigan band, but went back to his old love-football--after
he added some weight.
Apparently, tl doesn't give a team a bright outlook to begin the
season. However, the word is out that the Team Without Stars would
like to make the pre-season critics digest their own pulp and ink.
To accomplish this, they have adapted the old standby "spirit"
that enabled teams like Indiana and Northwestern to make creditable
advances last season.t
According to a lot of insiders, this year's team has more spirit
than those as far back as fthe 1950 Rose Bowl contingent. Nobody ist
draming of Rose Bowls this year .. . but the hustle at Ferry Fieldf
practice sessions hints that the Team Without Stars is thinking of
balancing the won-loss records.

A TRADITION:
'9' eeks
First win
For Elliott
By FRED KATZ
Associate Sports Editor
In his tenure as Michigan's
head football coach, Bump Elliott
will be custodian of a multitude
of local sporting traditions. j
But none of them goes on the
line as quickly as the one that has
been preserved for 60 years by his
11 predecessors. (The first 11
teams had no paid coach.)
For today's opener will deter-
mine if Elliott, can begin his ca-
reer on the credit side of the
ledger, thereby continuing a trend
that first started in 1891 when
Mike Murphy guided the Wolver-
ines to a26-6 victory over Oberlin.
Failed Once
Only once has a rookie pilot
failed to bring home a winner his
first time out. That was in 1894
when W. U. McCauley saw his
club tied by Orchard Lake, 12-12.
Inaugural victories weren't the
easiest to obtain, either, for Mich-
igan's last two coaches, H. O.
"Fritz" Crisler and Bennie Ooster-
baan, despite their great success
in the coaching ranks.
The Wolverines presented Cris-
ler with a 14-0 gift over Michigan
State in 1938. And in 1948 Ooster-
baan and company went on to a
perfect season only after being
given their' toughest fight at the
season's outset, again by the Spar-
tans, 13-7.
The Wolverines now have a
string of six" opening-day tri-
umphs. In 1952 MSU turned the
trick, 27-13.
Concept Changed;
The concept of the season's ini-
tial contest has changed drastical-
ly through the years. Gone are the
days when Case Institute, Albion
and Ohio Wesleyan were sacri-
ficed. to the Wolverines. Scores of
88-0 (over Albion in 1902) and
65-0 (over Ohio Wesleyan in 1905)
are relics of an extinct era.
In recent years top intersection-
al foes have been scheduled with
a two-fold purpose: First, to pro-
vide a true. test of Michigan's
strength and as honest prepara-
tion for the rugged Conference
slate ahead; and secondly, to pro-
vide a drawing crowd equal to the
task 'f filling much of the vast
expanse of Michigan Stadium..
Missouri fills the bill on both
counts.

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last year two All-Big Eight guards,
Charlie Rash and Don Chadwick.
and a good tackle, Owen Worstell.
Penn State gained 204 yards rush-
ing last week, despite the efforts
of Mike Magac, who is rated Mis-
souri's best lineman this year.
Finished Second
Missouri's offense, while good,
is not potent enough to challenge
Oklahoma's domination of the Big
Eight. But Tiger Coach Dan De-
vine, in his second season, would
like to have his team repeat the
second-place finish of last year.
The Missouri attack centers
around a good quarterback, Phil
Snowden, and several solid run-
ning backs. Snowden completed
only 4 of 14 passes for 70 yards
last week. against a good Penn
State defense. Missouri's excellent
left end, Danny LaRose, was held
to one reception-foz 32 yards.
Unless the Michigan pass de-
fense performs better today than
expected, Snowden's passing sta-
tistics should be more impressive.
Last year he was second in his
league in passing, flinging 86 times
for 46 completions and 548 yards.
Hope To Improve
Elliott has been emphasizing
pass defense in this year's prac-
tice sessions, hoping to improve
Michigan's feeble aerial defense
of last season.
Devine lost only one man from
his first three backfields of 1958,
and the Tiger rushing attack must
be regarded as potent. The Mis-
souri speedsters are led by left half
Mel West, a junior, who ran 72
yards in 10 carries last week.
Michigan's line, headed by Capt.
George Genyk at left guard, ap-
pears to be equal to that of Mis-
souri. The Wolverine backfields
may not stack up to Missouri's
numerous strong backs, but Elliott
hopes to offset any manpower dis-
advantage by playing his first two
teams essentially as units and
hoping thereby to make the game
a test of conditioning.
Taking a lesson from Michigan's
season-long plague of injuries in
1958, the new head coach has
been working his charges hard in
practice to get the players into
peak shape before the start of
competition.
Only three players are presently
hampered by injuries. Soph half-
back John Haley will not play
because of a back injury. Tackle
Jared Bushong and fullback Ken
Tureaud will see little action, if
any;

Today's Lineups
MICHIGAN MISSOURI
J. Halstead LE R. Sloan
T. Jobson LT B. Wegener
G. Genyk LG P. Henley
G. Smith C T. Swaney
A. Callahan RG R. Calhoun
D. Deskins RT M. Magac
R. Johnson RE D. LaRose
S. Noskin Q P. Snowden
D. Harper LH M. West
B. Myers RH D. Smith
T. Rio F E. Mehrer
Kickoff at 1:30 p.m.
the game any number of times ir
a period while the clock is dead
provided the player has not en
tered,the game twice in that quar
ter as a member of a two-to-11
man unit.

PRESBYTERIAN CAMPUS CENTER
OF THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
1432 Washtenaw Avenue
Wm. S. faker, Campus Pastor.
Patricia Pickett, Roja Nasr, counselors.
Sunday morning worship at 9:00 - 10:30 - 12:00.
Dr. Kuizenga, Minister of the Church, preach-
Sing.
Student coffee hours at 11s:30.
Presbyterian Student Fellowship supper at 5:30.
- Discussion: "Is Faith Necessary?" at 7:00.
THIS WEEK IN THE CAMPUS CENTER
- Tuesday 9-11 P.M. Coffee break at Pat's apart-
ment, 217 Observatory. -
Wednesday 7:15 P.M. 1st session of courses in
CHRISTIAN FAITH-Lewis Room.
Friday 5:30 P.M. Grad group meets at Church for
picnic at Dexter-Huron Park.

Major League
Standings

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In addition to the new coaching
staff and new Michigan offense,
fans today will observe the two
major rules changes in operation.
One widened the distance between
goal posts from 18'6" to 24 feet.
The other rule change allows
one player (and one only) to enter
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WELCOME YOU!

ANN ARBOR

"0Ocome, let its worship and bow downl; let s

kneel before the Lord our maker."

AMERICAN LEAGUE
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Chicago 92 60 .60
Cleveland 89 63 .59d 3
New York 79 73 .520 13
Detroit 76 76 .500 16
Boston 73 79 .480 19
Baltimore 72 80 .474 20
Kansas City 64 88 .421 28
Washington 63 89 .414 29
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Cleveland 8-8, Kansas City 2-7
New' York 5, Baltimore 2
Detroit 6,-Chicago 5
Boston 10, Washington 4
TODAY'S GAMES
Kansas City at Cleveland
Baltimore at New York
Chicago at Detroit
Washington at Boston

Psalm 96, 6.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE
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Los Angeles 85 67 .559
Milwaukee 84 68 .553
San Francisco 82 69 .543
Pittsburgh 78 74 .513
Chicago 73 79 .480
Cincinnati 72 80 .474
St. Louis 69 82 .457
Philadelphia 64 88 .421

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YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
San Francisco at St. Louis (R)
Philadelphia 6, Milwaukee 3
Los Angeles 5, Chicago 4
(Only games scheduled)
TODAY'S GAMES
San Francisco at St. Louis (2)
Philadelphia at Milwaukee
Los Angeles at Chicago
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati

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Top-Ranked LSU To Meet
Highly-Rated TCU Tonight

By TOM WITECKI
Louisiana State's p o w e r f u l
Tigers, the nation's number one
team last fall, could take a big
step towards retaining they myth-
ical national championship, if
they can beat a highly rated Texas
Christian squad in a gridiron
battle at Baton Rouge tonght.
A capacity crowd of 67,000 will
be on hand to watch these two
giants of the Southwest battle it
out. LSU, rated number one in

this week's A? poll, is a one
touchdown favorite over the. ninth-
ranked Horned .Frogs.
The contest will also feature
one of the season's top individual
battles between "everybody's All-
American" Billy Cannon of LSU
and TCU's rugged fullback Jack
Spikes.
Another crucial game in the
heart of old Dixie will be a con-
test at Atlanta between offensive-
minded Southern Methodist and
Georgia Tech's disciples of de-
fense.
The key to this annual inter-
sectional battle will be whether
Bobby Dodd's Engineers can stop
the passing of the Mustang's
highly touted Don Meredith.
Also down South: Auburn will
put its 24 game unbeaten streak
on the line when it meets upset-
hungry Tennessee and All-Ameri-
can candidate Bobby Franklin will
try to raise Mississippi's rankings
when the Rebels face Kentucky.
In the East, "the Big Three,"
Army, Navy and Penn State all
face light opposition - meeting
Boston College, William and Mary,
and VMI, respectively.
Top attraction in the Far West
will be a contest between defend-
ing Skyline Champions Wyoming
and the high flying Falcons of-
the Air Force Academy.
In the Midwest's outstanding
independent contest the Fighting
Irish of Notre Dame will be seek-
ing to regain lost prestige when
they meet 'the Tarheels of North
Carolina in another annual con-
test

ANN ARBOR REFORMED CHURCH
YMCA Building, 110N. 4tKAve.
Rev. Raymond Weiss, pastor. NO 3-0348
SUNDAY-
.0:00 A.M. Morning Worship: "Believing
What We Profess."'
11:20 A.M. Students' Bible Class.
7:30 P.M. Evening Worship: "Jesus: Messiah
and Lord."
WEDNESDAY-
7:30 P.M. Geneva Student Fellowship, Lane
LUTHERAN STUDENT CENTER
AND CHAPEL
(National Lutheran Council)
Hill St. at S. Forest Ave.
Dr. H. 0. Yoder, Pastor
Phone: NO 8-7622
SUNDAY--
9:00 and 11:00 A.M. Worship Services.
10:00 A.M. Bible Study on Genesis.
6:00 P.M. Supper.
7:00 P.M. "Higher Education and the
Church." Discussed by Dr. Allan Pfnister
and Prof Leslie Ross.
UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN STUDENT
CHAPEL & CENTER
1511 Washtenaw Avenue
(The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)
Alfred Scheips, Pastor.
David Schramm, Vicar.
Saturday at 4:15: Open House after the game.
Sunday at 9:15 and 10:45: Worship Services, with
sermon by the pastor, "The Christian's Four-
Fold Fitness." (Holy Communion in both Serv-
ices).'
Sunday at 9:15 and 10:45: Bible Study Groups.
Sunday at 6:00: Gamma Delta, Lutheran Student
Club, Supper & Program, with talk on "Psy-
chology and the Christian Student" by Prof. A.
Klautsch of General Motors Institute. .
Tuesday at 6:00: Married Couples' Potluck Supper.
Thursday at 8:00: First meeting of pastor's fall se-
mester church membership class. Interested
persons cordially invited.
EMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
corner of E. Washington & 5th Ave.
(3 blocks west of State Street)
10:00 Sunday School.
10:45 Worship.
7:30 P.M. Sunday Evening Service.
7:30 P.M. Thursday Evening Meeting.
We invite you to learn from the Scriptures with us.
BETHLEHEM EVANGELICAL
REFORMED
United Church of Christ
423 South Fourth Ave.
Rev. Ernest Klaudt, Minister
Orville Schroer, parish minister
9:30 A.M. German service (First and third Sun-
day).
10:45 A.M. Worship service.
7:00 P.M. Student Guild, 524 Thompson.
ST. MARY'S STUDENT CHAPEL
William and Thompson Streets
Rev. John F. Bradley, Chaplain
Rev. Paul V. Matheson, Assistant
Sunday Masses 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 A.M., 12:00
noon and 12:30 P.M.
Holyday Masses 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 A.M.,
12:00 noon and 5:10 P.M.
Weekday Masses 6:30, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 A.M.
Novena Devotions: Wednesday evening, 7:30 P.M.
Rosary and Litany: Daily at 5:10 P.M.
Classes in Catholic Doctrine, Philosophy, Church
History, Scripture, Medical Ethics and Nursing
Ethics taught at the Center on weekday eve-
nings.
CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
1131 Church St.
Dr. E. H. Palmer, Minister
9:30 A.M. University Bible Class.
10:30 A.M; Morning Worship Servie, "Men of
Violence." (Nursery care available)
7:00 P.M. Evening Worship Service.
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST
W. Stadium at Edgwood
Lester F. Allen, Minister

CAMPUS CHAPEL
(Sponsored by the Christian Reformed
Churches of Michigan)
Washtenaw at Forest
The Reverend Leonard Verduin, pastor
10:00 A.M. Morning Worship Service.
11:15, A.M. Coffee Hour.
7:00 P.M. Vesper Worship Service.
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH
1917 Washtenaw at Berkshire
Edward H. Redman, Minister
Donald H. Meyer, Ministerial Interne
10 A.M. Unitarian Adult Group-Prof. Leslie Kish
on: "Problems of Nuclear Disarmament."
1 A.M. Services, Mr. Donald H. Meyer preaching
on:"The Faith Beyond Nihilism." r
7:00 P.M. Unitarian Student Group. Dr. 0. Chav-
arria-Aguilar on: "The Significance of Lan-
guage and Area Studies."
ANN ARBOR FRIENDS MEETING
(QUAKERS)
1416 Hill Street
NO 8-8802
10:30-11:30 Meeting for Worship
10:30-1 1 :30-Sunday School.
10:00-10:30 Family Worship.
Young Friends' program: September 27th 7:00 P.M.
-Play Reading.
ST. ANDREWS CHURCH AND
THE EPISCOPAL STUDENT
FOUNDATION
306 North Division Street
8:00 A.M. Holy Communion.
9:00 A.M. Holy Communion and sermon for
students, followed by breakfast in Canterbury
House (Morning prayer on first Sunday).
11;00 A.M. Morning prayer and sermon (Holy
Communion on first Sundoy).
5:00 P.M. Canterbury Buffet Supper and Pro-
gram.
7:00 P.M. Even hg prayer and commentary.
MEMORIAL BAPTIST
411 Fountain Street
Rev. William Nicholas, Pastor
10:00 A.M. Sunday School.
11:00 A.M. Noon Worship.
6:30 P.M. Training Union.
7:30 P.M. Evening Worship.
affiliated with Southern Baptist Convention.
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH AND
WESLEY OUNDATION
State and Huron Streets, Tel. NO 8-6881
Dr. Hoover Rupert, minister
Rev. Gene Ransom, minister to students.
9 & 11:15 morning worship, "A Search of Char-
acter."
10:15 A.M. Student Discussion Group, "Meet the
Professor." This week Dr. James Morgan, Pro-
fessor of Economics.
7:00 P.M. Worship and Program: Student panel,
"How to be a Christian Student on Campus."
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
502 East Huron
Dr. Chester H. Loucks, and the Rev. Hugh D.
Pickett, Ministers
SUNDAY-
9:45 A.M. Student class, "Study of the Sermon on
the Mount."
11:00 A.M. Church Worship, "Guardian of the
Faith," The Rev. Hugh Pickett.
6:45 P.M Student Fellowship, "Green Lake' Im-
pressions."
FRIDAY-
The American Baptist Student Fellowship is
having a Football party at 8:15 -games,
songs, cheers,-refreshments.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
State and William Streets
Dr. Fred E. Luchs, Minister
Services 9:30-10:20 and 11:00-12:00.."Come to
a Feast" (a sermon for students)--Dr. Fred E.
Luchs.
CHURCH SCHOOL 9:30-10:40 & 10:55-12:00-
crib through 9th grade.
STUDENT GUILD: 7:00 Mayflower Room. Bob
Marshall leads discussion: "A Personal Ap-
proach to Methods of Inquiry"-Refreshments.
6:30 P.M. Dr. Luchs speaks over WOIA, 1290.
ST. NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX
CHURCH
414 N. Main

Rev. Andrew Missiras, Pastor
10:30 A.M. Worship Service.
WEST SIDE METHODIST CHURCH
900 South Seventh Street
Dr. H. Vaughn Whited, Minister
Rev. Emil Haering, Assoc. Minister
Mr. Burton Lankin, Youth Director
Worship 8:30 and 11:00 A.M. "Immediate Serv-
ice"
GRACE BIBLE CHURCH

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TILDCATS FACE SICK SOONERS:
Conference Teams Start Play Today
On eeTEC Bum fA.

By DAVE ANDREWS

Mr. Touchdown, the idol vf the
midwest each fall, takes over
again today as Big Ten football
has its first big Saturday of the
year.I
In the big games tomorrow
around the midwest, Oklahoma's
food poisoned Sooner takes on
Northwestern's suddenly ferocious
Wilidcat. -Pete Elliot's Golden
Bears of California meet Iowa at
Iowa City. Wisconsin, the favorite
for the Big Ten title this fall is
host to offensively-minded Stan-
lord.
The Spartans of Michigan
State, on the comeback trail, meet
once beaten Texas A & M. Ohio
Sttae meets Duke, while Minne-
sota takes on Nebraska.
Illini Favored
In the only Big Ten game
scheduled for tomorrow, Indiana
is host to Illinois. The Illini, al-

MSU, a dangerous team and a
possible conference champion,
could have trouble with Texas
A&M, but then again, the Aggies
do not have a Blanche Martin to
run for them.
Minnesota's Gophers face Ne-
braska at Minneapolis. Neither the
Cornhuskers or the Gophers are
supposed to be too powerful this
year.

Just the opposite could be true
at Columbus where a capacity
crowd will be on hand to see the
Blue Devils of Duke try to upset
Ohio's powerful Buckeyes. Both
coaches have threatened to junk
their ball control offenses.
From here it 'appears to be a
great opening Saturday, plenty of
thrills, and possibly a couple of
tremendous upsets.'

WARREN RABB
... LSU quarterback

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'_ Big Ten Football Schedule for Your Scissors

Sept. 26
At
Indiana

DIlnois
Indiana

Oct. 3
Army
At
Minnesota

Oct. 16
At
osU
Marquette

Oct. 17
Minnesota
At
Nebraska
At
Wisconsin

Oct. 24'
Penn St. at
Cleveland
At
MSU
At
Purdue

Oct. 31 Nov. 7

Illinois
At
Calif.

Purdue
At
Northwestern
Kan. State

Michigan
At
osU
Minnesota

Nov. 14
At
Wisconsin
Michigan
At
. OsU

Nov. 21
Northwestern
Purdue
Notre Dame

Iowa I

Northwestern MSU

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