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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1945

THE MICHIG~AN DIAILYV

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Cagers
Feinberg, elbo
On First Strig
Only one day of practice remains
before the 1945-46 Michigan basket-
ball' squad sets out for Mt. Pleasant,
home of Central State Teachers' Col-
lege, to take on the Chippewas in its
first regularly scheduled game of the
season.
Bill Barclay, head coach in the
absence of Bennie Oosterbaan, Wol-
verine grid mentor, has named a ten-
tative starting lineup for the opener.
Marty Feinberg will be given the cen-
ter assignment, according to Barclay.
Feinberg was a member of the squad
last season. Although he didn't earn
a letter, steady improvement in ability
and forpn has merited him a place on
the Varsity.
Selbo and Harrison To Start
The two forward slots will be filled
by Glenn Selbo and Bob Harrison.
Selbo starred for Western Michigan
the past two years, and his showing
in practice has proved him deserving
of the stellar advance notices that
preceeded him to Michigan.
Harrison, Selbo's fellow forward, is
the only freshman in the lineup. He
hails from Toledo, where he sparked
his high school squad through a suc-
cessful season.
Walt Kell, letter winning guard
from last year's team has received the
nod for one of the guard berths,
while Bill Gregor and John Mullaney
are still fighting it out for the re-
maining position.
Gregor, Mullaney Fight for Berth
Both Gregor and Mullaney started
on the '44-45 quintet and won letters
for their play, but the squad has been
bolstered by so much good material
that it is necessary for them to con-
test for the assignment this year.
Coach Barclay is optimistic about
the team's chances this season. He
states that the cagemen are, "bigger
physically, just as fast and a better
group of ball handlers than last year's
players."
* * *
Quintet Hopes
To Break Jinx
Michigan's cagers, opening its 19
game schedule tomorrow, will be at-
tempting to swap a long-standing
jinx this season. In the past the Wol-
verines have swept all opposition be-
fore them in pre-conference tilts,
only to slump when meeting Big Ten
schools.'
Typical was last season's campaign
in which the Wolverines chalked up a7
respectable season mark of 12 victor-,
ies against seven losses, but in Con-
ference play, they won only five con-
tests in a dozen games and placed
fifth in the Big Ten race.
In an attempt to shake the ill for-
tunes of previous years, the cagers
have been working out at the Field
House daily since September. Under
the able supervision of Assistant
Coach Bill Barclay, this year's squad
has shown much improvement, and
with the return of several veteran
hoopsters, stock in the club's title1
chances have taken a decidedboom.
The Wolverines split home and
home contests with Indiana, North-t
western, Wisconsin and Illinois. while
dropping a pair of games each to
Ohio State and Iowa's conference1
champions last season.t

Play

First Tilt

Tomorrow

VGridders To Encounter

'Dipsey Doo'

Saturday

OFF THE KEYBOARD
By MARY LU IIEATH
Asseciate Sports Editor
AFTER happening across an account of the Michigan-Stanford Rose Bowl
tussle of 1902 the other day, we decided that a Wolverine athletic teamj
never does things by halves. During the 1901 season, one of the brightest
in Wolverine sports history, Fielding H. Yost piloted an unbeaten, untied,
and unscored upon eleven to victory in the New Year's Day classic.
Not only was the perfect record of the gridders maintained in the first
Rose Bowl game, but Yost, in his initial year at Michigan, saw his Wolver-
ines run up the highest score ever registered at the famed Tournament of
Roses. The 49-0 triumph over the Stanford Indians by the Maize and Blue
has never been approached. The second highest score in the Pasadena
classic was registered in 1933, when Southern Cal trounced Pitt, 35-0.
The 1901 Michigan squad was the first of Yost's five Point-a-Minute
teams in the early years of this century, and ran up 501 tallies against
the opposition that year. The Wolverines were held to a "mere" 22
points twice during the season, but in the other eight games played,
they managed to squeeze out a few more victories. They beat Albion
and Iowa, 50-0; crushed Case, 57-0; and swamped Beloit, 89-0. They
had trouble in the game with Buffalo--trouble'keeping their score to a
total which would be believed in contemporary grid circles. They finally
decided on 128 as a nice round number.
Individual stars on the squad included Willie Heston, certainly among
the top gridders in Maize and Blue backfield history. Heston's most illus-
trious mate was Neil Snow. While he was active enough on the football
team, Snow was not satisfied to continue his athletic endeavors to that
sport. He also participated in baseball and track and wound up as Michi-
gan's first and only 10-letterman.
THE ROSE BOWL game was a fitting climax for one of the greatest all-
time football teams. The superiority of Wolverine manpower is shown
by the fact that Yost had coached at Stanford in 1900. Each team was
thus acquainted with the style of play and with the players of its opponent.
Michigan's advantage as the best team is, then, undeniable.
After they appeared in the inaugural of the New Year's Day classic,
the Wolverines dropped out of Rose Bowl history altogether. By the
time the series of games was renewed in 1916 after a discontinuation of
several years, the strong prejudice of Big Ten against post-season bowl
games made it impossible for further Michigan participation in the Rose
Bowl.
Writeups and photographs of the 1902 winner, nevertheless, occupy a
prominent place in the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame. Not only is the team
honored, but a pamphlet devoted entirely to data on Yost himself holds a
deservedly top spot in the display.
LionsRams ThanksgiVing Day
Clash May Settle Pro Grid Title

Phil Cavarretta
Is Most Valuable
In Senior Loop

Boilermakers' Seemingly Invincible Offense
Effective Against All Except Northwestern

Won BattLing
In Duel with

Crown
Holmes

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK, Nov. 14-Phil Cava-
retta, smooth fielding and hard hit-
ting first baseman of the champion
Chicago Cubs, today was named the
most valuable player in the National
League in 1945 by the Baseball Writ-
ers Association.
Once again the title went to a
player on the Pennant winning club,
snapping a three-year reign of St.
Louis Cardinal performers. Mort
Cooper copped the crown in 1942,
Stan Musial in 1943 and Marty Mar-
ion in 1944.
Phil Beats Out Holmes
Cavarretta, rated by many as the
No. 1 hustler of baseball, earned the
honors by capturing the batting
championship in a stretch duel with
Tommy Holmes, of Boston, and by
leading both clubs at bat in the World
Series.
In announcing the balloting by a
committee of 24 baseball writers, Ken
Smith, secretary of the Baseball Writ-
ers Association of America, said the
29-year old first sacker will receive
the second annual Kenesaw Mountain
Landis Memorial Plaque.
Champ Misses Only One Ballot
Polling 15 first place votes, seven
seconds and one fifth, Cavarretta
failed to score on only one ballot. He
piled up a total of 279 points out of
a possible 336, more than a hundred
points ahead of Holmes' second place
score of 175.
It was Cavarretta and Holmes who
dueled for the League Batting Crown
most of the season.
Evans Credits
Big Penn Line
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14--(NP)-
Touchdown tossin' Bob Evans, of
Pennsylvania's potent football eleven,
credits the Quakers' big 200-pound
line for his impressive aerial record.
"Who wouldn't hit a receiver if he
has all afternoon to pass as I have?"
Evans said. "That line of ours is ter-
rific."
Evans has completed 24 of 44
passes for a 55 per cent average. His
passes have covered 373 yards, and 10
went for touchdowns.
"That's sharp passing in any
league," commented Munger.
Evans is a Sophomore, has rejoined
the Quakers after service as a waist-
gunner over Europe. He won the Dis-
tinguished Flying Cross for aerial
excellence in 33 military missions.

ANOTHER SWITCH-Jack Weis-
erberger who will be shifted back
to his old halfback position to fill
the shoes of the injured Walt Ten-
inga.
Bob arshall
Taught by Top
Hck Stars
Very few collegiate hockey players
can boast that they have been coach-
ed by Charly Conacher and Bucko
MacDonald, all time great profes-
sional players, but Bob Marshall, Wol-
verine defenseman is one who can.
Marshall, who has just came to
Michigan after serving two years as
a pilot in the RCAF, was on several
Canadian amateur sextets before en-
tering the service in 1943. Prior to
this, he had established a reputation
as one of the outstanding amateur
Canadian puckmen.
Coached by Conacher
From 1941-43 he was a member of
the Ontario Junior B and A teams,
winning championships in both divi-
sions. During this period he was
coached by Conacher, who had been
a star right wing for the Toronto
Maple Leafs. Throughout his hockey
experience, he was taught the basic
fundamentals of the game by Mac-
Donald who won a place for himself
in National Hockey League annals as
an outstanding defenseman for the
Detroit Red Wings.
Vic Heyliger, mentor of the Maize
and Blue pucksters, calls Marshall
one of the best defensemen on the
squad. Due to his body checking tac-
tics and his almost peak form, he will
be in a defense position on. the Wol-
verine's varsity sextet.
Bob Has Perfect Build
Michigan's new defenseman has the
perfect build for his position. He
is slightly over six feet and tips the
scale at 200 pounds. This, plus the
fact that he possesses the qualities
of a first rate defenseman, will help
make Heyliger's charges a definite
threat in the collegiate ranks this
season.

By BILL MULLENDORE
It is probably a safe bet that Michi-
gan's bruised and battered football
forces would just as soon forget that
such a thing as the T formation ex-
ists after the manner in which Navy
used it against them last week.
But, like it or not, the Wolverines
will be confronted with the T again
Saturday when Cecil Isbell brings his
Purdue Boilermakers to town
equipped with a special version of the
T replete with men-in-motion, Hlank-
ers, and other offensive shenanigans
that fall under the heading of "dipsey
doo."
Buckeyes Learn Lesson
Ohio State learned all about the
Purdue T the hard way just four
weeks back and absorbed the lesson
to the tune of a 35-13 setback and a
shattered 12-game winning streak.
Marquette, Great Lakes, Wisconsin,
Iowa, Pittsburgh, and Miami (O.)
also have reason to remember how
well Isbell's pupils have learned their
T manners.
Only Northwestern has been able
to do anything about the Boiler-
makers and their winning ways. The
Wildcats provided one of the major
upsets of the season by turning back
Purdue's seemingly -unbeatable com-
bination, 26-14, just a week after Is-
bell's lads treated Ohio State in such
uncomradely fashion.
Three Purdue Men star
Three men have been mainly re-
sponsible for Purdue's success this
year. One is quarterback Bob De-
Moss, a 17-year old quarterback with
a slingshot arm, whose 28 comple-
tions in 50 attempts top the Big Ten
in that department.
Menace number two, as far as
Michigan is concerned, is left half-
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back Bill Canfield. Canfield leads the
Conferencein pass receiving, scoring
and total offense and would seem to
be a pretty handy gent to have
around. By one means or another,
he has picked up an average of 118.5
yards in four games, has scored 36
points, and has averaged 4.6 yards
every time he has lugged the leather.
Cody Power on Defense
Ed (Catfoot) Cody, 200 pounds of
fast, hard-driving fullback who spe-
cializes in quick-opening plays, com-
pletes the trio. Cody's rushing aver-
age, a neat 5.1, is even better than
that of his teammate Canfield, and
he is a power on defense as well.
With these three doing most of the
damage, the Boilermakers have rolled
up an average of 310 yards per game
total offense, 211 by rushing. Op-
ponents have picked up 243 yards per
tilt, indicating that Purdue's de-
fensive capabilities are not quite up
to offensive showings.
Spartan's Bolstered
As Vesmar Returns
EAST LANSING, Nov. 14-(R)-
Spirits were a' little higher in the
Michigan State College football camp
today as squad members learned that
their key backfield and line members
would be in unfirom Saturday when
the Spartans meet Penn State here
for the first time in 20 years.
Team physician Dr. Charles F. Hol-
land said Walt Vezmar, star tackle
who left the squad earlier this week
because of a fear of aggravating a
head wound received in action at
Anzio, would be able to return to
practice.

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By The Associated Press
CHICAGO, Nov. 14 - Something
akin to that old story about the irre-
sistible force meeting the immovable1
object may occur in the National
Football League Thanksgiving Day
when Cleveland's Rams and De-
troit's Lions pair off on the Lions'
gridiron.
Detroit and Cleveland are tied for
the Western Division lead with six
wins and one loss each. But between
them, they offer a big contrast in
football tactics.
The Lions, boasting one of the best
lines in the league, lead the circuit
in defensive tactics. In seven games,
only 60 first downs have been marked
up against them, and but 23 of them
by rushing, official league statistics
show.
The Thanksgiving Day game, when
those statistics are considered, should
decide which team will meet the
Eastern Division titlist for the league
championship. Right now, it appears
that Washington should be the East-
ern Division representative, but the
Redskins still have the Chicago Bears,
second place Philadelphia, unpre-
dictable Pittsburgh and New York on
their schedule.
The Bears, with Sid Luckman pass-
ing, have thrown the most passes,
170, while Detroit had the most inter-
ceptions, 25, the official statistics
show.
Washington leads in average dis-
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tance of punts, with 44.2 yards, but is
far behind Detroit in punt returns.
The Lions have averaged 32 yards in
that department.
Washington has allowed opponents
to score but 84 points in six games, to
lead in that end of the game, some-
what of a paradox in that Detroit
leads in all defensive statistics but
that one phase. Detroit has allowed
128 points scored, fifth in that re-
pect.

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By WALT FLEE
More than 40 of the 80 hopefuls out
for the Wolverine track team are
spending most of their training time
these afternoons doing what Coach
Ken Doherty terms "the best train-
ing in the world for the distance
events," that is to say cross country
running.
It often seems strange, knowing
that the Michigan cindersquad is al-
ways strong in the distance events,
that this school has no cross country
team. Not only Doherty, but nine
out of ten other track coaches in the

country, share the belief that cross
country is the key to success in the
mile and 2 mile rums.
Many Able to Run,
But the Maize and Blue man has
his own ideas on the subject. "Why
limit the benefits to the 10 or 15 on
the team?" Last season, when Michi-
gan half milers, milers, and 2 milers
virtually brought the Indoor Crown
back to Ann Arbor by themselves,
more than 80 men "shared the
wealth" in cross country, as condi-
tioning for the Indoor season.
The track squad is divided up into
teams of 12 to 14 men, and these
teams vie for intra-squad honors in
several timed heats throughout the
Fall training program. Last year
there were five such teams. This year
there are three.
The highlight of the training pro-
gram this year, as last, will be the
Turkey Run to be held Tuesday, No-
vember 27th. The teams will com-
pete with each other and the winning,
team will win a real live turkey. "The
winning team finds little trouble get-
ting some sorority to cook and help
eat the bird," adds the Michigan
coach.
Last year the final products of this
system of conditioning made track
history here at Michigan. The Hume
twins,. Ross and Bob. Dick Barnard,
Ross Willard, George Vetter, Charles
Birdsall, Archie Parsons, and Bob
Thomason last year garnered 37 out

of 45 points for the 880, one mile, and
two mile runs in thp indoor meet in
Chicago in the mile Humes were tied
for first, while Barnard, Parsons and
Thomason tied for third.
Thomason, Parsons and Birdsall
are back this season. Doherty has
high hopes that this trio and any
others who may join them in running
the long events can take off this year
where they left off last.

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last through many months
of miles. It was toward this
goal that Nunn-Bush devel-
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comfort coddling, style pre-
serving feature which better
serves the foot in action.

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