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SQtl1rdayi October 'B., 1970


.Page Seven.

4 Saturday, October 3, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven



Although Michigan's Wolverines
have won their first two football
games of the 1970 season, they
still have much to prove when
they meet Texas A&M this after-
noon at Michigan Stadium.
The Wolverines have been far
from spectacular in defensing!
their way to 20-9 and 17-3 vic-
tories over unheralded Arizona and
Washington squads. And in Texas
A&M the Wolverines for the third
time will be meeting a team which
has done a massive job of rebuild-
ing, has a good young quarter-
back, and has proved that it can
surprise highly touted opponents.
Michigan's defense has been
nothing short of superb in its first
two tests of the season. Neither
Arizona nor Washington was able
to reach Michigan's goaline. Since
each of those teams has amassed
at least 30 points in other out-
ings, the Blue defense has shown
that it can stop the most potent
THE WOLVERINES' m a r k of
six points allowed per game ranks
eighth nationally and their de-
fense against the rush (52 yards
per game) ranks fifth among ma-,
jor colleges.
There will be a new problem for
the Michigan defense this week,



on the Aggies' r
of them will be
Coach Gene
a starting team
sophomores, in
standing quart
"pretty good,
praise for the
leader. "James:
back Michigan'
Bo asserts. Whe
Michigan has a
Sixkiller and B
has Rex Kern
agenda, Schemb
added weight.

rugged Aggies.
oster and only two 1 After their first two outings gies will be sure to viewed as a
starting. everything seemed to be going comparison of strength between
Stallings will field right for the Aggies. But then they Michigan and Ohio State's foot-
composed of eight ran into Ohio State. The Buckeyes ball machine.
cluding his o u t - made mincemeat of A&M's de- The added incentive to, impress
erback, Lex James. fense and held James in check the Buckeyes may serve to spur
while overwhelming the Aggies Michigan on, but the Aggies' would
TERMS James 56-13. like nothing more than to head
for a soph", but Thus this first meeting ever be- back tothe southwest with two
has much higher tween the Wolverines and the Ag- major upsets to their cedit.
Aggies' offensive
is the best quarter- The Lineups
will face this year,"
en one{recalls that
ilready seen Sonny Offense

however. End Butch Carpenter
who has performed well in the first
two games as a backup for Mike
Keller and Phil Seymour has been
lost with a knee injury. Coach Bo
Schembechler will replace him
with sophomore Clint Spearman
in the backup role at end.
Defensive tackle Fred Grambau
is also out of action and the result,
is a much thinner line than open-
ed the season for the Wolverines.
THE OTHER injured defensive
starter, halfback Bruce Elliott, will
be inuniform, but will not start.
Sophomore Bo Rather, who has
turned in good performances in
his first two starts will again open
in the Michigan defensive back-
Despite injuries to lessen its
depth and strong offenses to test
its strength, the defense has come
through in grand style. It has
been the offense which has pre-
sented Schembechler with prob-

rian Linstrom, and
on the future
aechler's words take

James has led the Aggies to a
2-1 record which was highlighted
by a stunning upset of LSU at
Baton Rouge. His statistics, a 54
per cent completion record, and a
total of 752 yards gained through
the air, are impressive, and so is
his success at turning a team that
finished 3-7 last season into a
The prime targets for James'
aerials are diminuative 5-7 end
Hugh McElroy and sophomore
tight end Homer May. The Ag-
gies' receivers have good speed and
have already taken six scoring
tosses from James.
The running attack which has
been a problem for the Aggies will
be handled by fullback Doug Neill
and halfbacks Brad , Dusek and
Steve Burks. Burks is A&M's lead-
ing ground gainer, with only 130
yards in three games.


Paul Staroba (209)
Jack Harpring (224)
Reggie McKenzie (220)
Guy Murdock (215)
Werner Hall (219)
Dan Dierdorf (250)
Paul Seymour (235)
Glenn Doughty (195)
Bill Taylor (200)
Bill Berutti (189)
Don Moorhead (200)



Hugh McElroy (160)
Benny DeWitt (235)
Jim Parker (200)
Ted Smith (220)
Leonard Forey (225)
Andy Philley (240)
Homer May (215)
Brad Dusek (200)
Doug Neill (190)
Steve Burks (180)
Lex James (185)


-Daily-Eric Pergeaux
TWO LINKS in the Wolverine defensive wall, H enry Hill (39) and Pete Newell (82) attempt to stop
an Arizona drive. Thus far they have been succ essful As the goal line they are defending remains
31 DEAD:


Phil Seymour (215)'
Tom Beckman (245)
Henry Hill (220)
Pete Newell (225)
Mike Keller (210)
Mike Taylor (217)
Marty Huff (230)
Frank Gusich (190)
Bo Rather (190)
Jim Betts1(185)
Tom Darden (190)



Todd Christopher (200)
Boice Best (225)
Mike Lord (200)
Van Odom (215)
Max Bird (210)
Clifton Thomas (215)
Kent Finley (195)
Dave Hoot (190,
Ed Ebrom (185)
Dave Elmendorf (200)
Bland Smith (160)



Wichita gridders

SILVER PLUME, Colo. WP A. in Logan, Utah, where Wichita
plane carrying some members of State was to play Utah State on
the Wichita State University foot- Saturday. The game was can-
ball team, athletic staff and team celed.
boosters crashed Friday in rug- Assistant Coach Chuck Ramsey
ged mountain country near the informed those aboard the second
Continental Divide. Thirty-one plane of the crash at the Logan
persons, including 14 football play- Airport. Sedatives were adminis-
ers, were believed killed. tered to many players at their
Eleven persons, nine of them hotel and they planned to go to
football players, a pilot and the church later.
team trainer, were known to have Mike Bruce, 21, of Sherman,
survived. The Colorado State, Pa- Tex., another survivor said from
trol said it was informed there his hospital bed in Denver:
were 40 persons aboard, including "Everyone was looking at the
a crew of four, when the twin- mountains. We kept getting closer
engine plane crashed and burned. and closer. We were enjoying our-
Among those presumed dead selves-laughing. The plane took
were the head football coach, Ben a dip . .. or something Next thing,
Wilson, and his wife; Athletic the plane ended up in the trees."
Director A. C. "Bert" Katzenmeyer
and his wife; Associated Athletic "IT ALL happened so fast I
Director Floyd Farmer; Kansas didn't really think about it until
State Rep, and Mrs. Ray King, and we got out," said Glenn Kostal, a
Wichita banker John Grooms and 20-year-old linebacker from Chi-
his wife. Katzenmeyer was a long cago who survived the crash. Kos-
time golf coach at Michigan be- tal's mother said her son called
fore accepting the position at her soon after the crash and said:
Wichita State. "Mom, I'm alive. It's a miracle.

ers from a highway project below
met the youth near a road and he'
directed them toward the crash.
He said the plane banked to the
left and everyone asked what was
happening. The plane then banked,
to the right, and hit, he said. He
and others were under a pile of.
rubble and "we just dug our way'
out," Kostal said. "I think I was
trying to climb up and out." The
linebacker said he hit his head
when the plane crashed and did
not remember the impact.
Sheriff Harold Brumbaugh ofI
Clear Creek County said the plane
crashed in timber just off U.S. 6,
a heavily traveled winter route to'
Colorado ski country. He said the+

plane burned in the Dry Creek
area, about eight miles west of
this old mining town.
"This is a sad, tragic day in
the history of Wicsita State Uni-
versity," said Wichita State pres-
ident Dr. Clark Ahlberg, who kept
a telephone line open to St. An-
thony's Hospital to keep track of
condition reports.
Katzenmeyer became athletic
director in May, 1968, after 21
years as golf coach and adminis-
trative assistant to Fritz Crisler,
former University of Michigan
athletic director. He collaborated
with Sam Snead to write a book
called How to Play Golf.

M' alumni gridders

star in pro circuits


THE SURVIVORS were taken!
by ambulance- and Army helicop-
ter to hospitals in Denver, about
55 miles east of where the plane
went down near the eastern base
of 11,992-foot Loveland Pass, a:
main route across the Continental
Most of the players aboard the
plane that went down were firstl
A second plane carrying 23
other players and the rest of thei
staff and boosters landed safely.

My buddies are all dead."
"John Hoheisel and I were ly-
ing on our sides in the plane. We
all scrambled out-four of five
of us-and I was the least injured,
they were burned pretty bad."
He said the group started down
the hill but Bruce, realizing the
others were hurt more seriously
then he was, told them to stay
behind. He went ahead, "toward
the sound of a truck below . .
in a hollow or something."
A GROUP of construction work-I


Umps still threaten strike
CHICAGO (9) - A meeting be- been unable to reach National,
tween National League president League President Feeney to relay
Charles Feeney and the Major to Feeney the results of the um-
League Umpires Association, aim- pires decision about the threaten-
ed at preventing the umpires ed strike.
*threatened strike of the playoffs Reynolds s a i d he contacted
and World Series, was delayed yes- American League President Jo-
terday to await the arrival of four seph Cronin in Minneapolis and.
umpires who worked Thursday that Cronin informed him Feeney
n i g h t 's Baltimore - Washington would be in Pittsburgh at 4 p.m.
game. EDT.
John R. Reynolds, legal coun- The umpires association, which
sel for the umpires, said that an has threatened to boycott the
offer hiking umpires pay to $3,000 playoffs and World Series unless
for the playoffs and $7,000 for the they receive higher pay for work-
series was not a new proposal but ing the games, have drawn a
one that had been offered by counter - proposal to baseball's
Feeney some time ago. offer.
The Chicago Sun-Times report- Reynolds said the umpires also
ed the offer Thursday and said took a strike vote but he declined,
the umpires discussed the proposal to elaborate on the counter-pro-
#in a Chicago hotel late Thursday. f posal or the results of the strike
Reynolds added that he had vote.

The last strains of "The Vic-
tors" have faded from the gray
November air on that final Sat-
urday signifying the end of col-
lelge football for several seniors.
Most former Michigan football
players pack away their press
clippings which are already be-
gignning to yellow and their mem-
ories of 103,000 people chceering
en masse, and prepare to move on.
The opportunities awaiting them
may be in coaching, athleltic ad-
ministration, or graduate and
professional schools. However, not
all are destined to abandon play-
ing for keeps the game which has
occupied approximately one half
of their lifetime and brought them
this far up the ladder of success.
These are the several seniors who
each year are drafted by pro foot-
ball teams. They have the option
to continue their football careers,
and to increase the size of their
scrapbooks, with further gridiron
The two most recently admitted
members to the pro football chap-
ter of Michigan alumni are Jim
Mandich of the Miami Dolphins
and Tom Curtis of the Baltimore
Mandich finds that the big
difference is that "now I look on
it as an occupation, something I
work at eight hours a day, five
days a week. I find it really en-
joyable and a great life."
The most noticeable difference
for Curtis is in the attitude at
practice. "Practice is a lot more
relaxed than it was in college.

curity of knowing that, even if
you weren't good enough to start,
you were on the team. Here, if
you're not good enough to play,
then you're cut."
Other stellar performers for the
Wolverines have made the suc-
cessful transition to the pros and
have continued to be outstanding.
Tom Mack, a member of the 1965
Rose Bowl team, anchors the im-
penetrable line of the Los Angeles
Rame. Mack has been an All-Pro
guard for four seasons.
Another member of that team
has added All-Pro honors to the
All-American accolades he earned
as a safety inj college. Rick Volk
may eventually play beside the
man who replaced him in Michi-
gan's defensive backfield when
Curtis is reactivated to the start-
ing position he had with the Colts
before he,was injured.
Tom Keating is still another
member of the 1964 squad who
graduated to All-Pro, honors. He
is a defensive tackle for the Oak-
land Raiders, and although side-
lined by an injury for the major
portion of last season, he is fully
recovered and expected to help
the Raiders scalp the Kansas City
Injuries have plagued several
former Wolverines, one of whom
is Jack Clancy. He was originally
drafted by Miami and played a
brilliant rookie season for them.
Knee trouble hit him and he has
been trying to regain the form of
his pro debut. He was traded to
Green Bay over the winter where
it is hoped he will help to fill in
for a receiving corps depleted by
retirements and trades.
Ron Johnson spent a good rookie
season with the Cleveland Browns
and in a surprise move was traded
to the New York Giants. John-
son's speed is considered to be a
welcome contribution to the Gi-
ants' backfield.
If Mandich and Curtis follow
the pattern set by previous Wol-
verine pro matriculants. their
scrapbooks will continue to over-
flow and two more M i c h i g a n
names will be added to the an-
nual All-Pro lists.



There isn't as much yelling and
sr.m.ngo ethethc.................. .oaches
or teammates. I think this is be-
Major League Standings cause we view it as something
we're working at. In college we
AMERICAN LEAGUE 1Wednesday, Oct. 7 - Pittsburgh at still saw it as a game we played
Final Standings Cincinnati, if necessary, 2:30 p.m. not as a job."
East Division American League Both found the transition to the
W IL Pct. G Tdy almrae aguiest4
Baltimore 108 54 .667- Today - Baltimore at innesota, 4 pros similar to that of going from
New York 93 69 .574 15 P~m.hg colt clee adc
Boston 87 75 .537 2 Tomorrow-Baltimore at Minnesota, high school to college. Mandich
Detroit 79 83 .488 29 4 pm says, "You find that 90 percent of
Cleveland 76 86 .469 32 Monday, Oct. 5-Minnesota at Balti- the people up here are super ath-
Washington 70 92 .432 38 more, 1 p.m. letes and you realize that's the
West Division Tuesday, Oct. 6-Minnesota at Balti- competition and how much you
Minnesota 98 64 .605 - i more, if necessary, 1 p.m.sty" uri
Oakland 89 73 .549 9 Wednesday, Oct. 7 - Minnesota at must improve to stay." Curtis
California 86 76 .531 12 Baltimore, if necessary, 1 p.m. adds, "In college you had the se-
Milwaukee 65 97 .401 33 -
Kansas City 65 97 .401 33
Chicago 56 106 .346 42




New Yo:
St. Loui

Final Standings
East Division
W L Pet. GB
gh 89 73 .549 -
84 79 .519 5
)rk 83 79 .512 6
is 76 86 .469 13
phia 73 88 .453 1Sf
I 73 h8 .451 16

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