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Quintet Plays First Tilt Today; Four Cindermen

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In Top Shape
For Big Battle
Wolverines' Lineup
Hit Hard by Injuries
(Continued from Page 1)
Yerges not yet up to par. Yerges ag-
gravated a twisted ankle just before
the Navy game by falling on the
cement in front of Yost Field House
and was not able to do much block-
ing or passing against the Middies.
Injured or not, he will start against
the Boilermakers because he is the
only experienced signal-caller in the
ranks, now that Capt. Joe Ponsetto
has been sidelined for the season.
Dan Dworsky, a fullback on offense,
will probably take over Yerges' de-
fensive line-backing chores.
Otherwise, Michigan appeared in
top shape for the fray, but Wolver-
ine followers are wondering whether
weaknesses at those three spots may'
not prove fatal against the speed and
power of the Purdue attack.
Purdue in Good Shape
The Boilermakers, on the other
hand, appeared to be in excellent!
physical condition, with every reg-
ular a certainty for a starting assign-
That means Isbell will have his
pony backfield of Bob DeMoss, Bill
Canfield, Dave Shaw, and Ed Cody
ready to go at top speed tomorrow
with the same offensive that has piled
up 1,240 yards in four Conference
It means also that the Boilermaker
line, averaging 195 pounds from end
to end, will-be out in force against
the Wolverines. The Purdue forwards
are led by a pair of 220-pound behe-
moths at tackle in Patrick O'Brien
and Tom Hughes, who have spelled
plenty of trouble for opposing backs
this fall.
Dressen Leads
Overseas Show"
NEW YORK, Nov. 15-('P)-A
squad of National League Baseball
players, led by Coach Chuck Dressen
of the Brooklyn Dodgers, will leave
late this month on a tour of the Pa-
cific to play ball and provide other
entertainment for Military and Naval
personnel, it was announced today
by USO-Camp Shows.
The tour, beginning about Nov. 26,
is expected to take the players to
the Philippines, Guam, and Japan.'
In addition to playing games against
service teams wherever opposition
can be found, the players will visit
hospitals and put on indoor pro-

FOLKS who have been wondering at the reasons behind Billy South-
worth's shift from the second place St. Louis Cardinals to the Boston
Braves, who haven't finished in the first division since 1934, might find the
answer in the figures.
Southworth, it is reported on good authority, will receive $35,000
dollars per annum by his new three-year contract, which is a lot of
hay for a baseball manager. The Cards, never known for munificence
to the hired help, were paying Southworth $20,000.
So, it is no surprise that Southworth, who probably has as much use as
the next man for an extra $15,000, made the shift. Just why the Cardinals,
who had him under contract for another year, let the man responsible for
three pennants and a world's championship go is still an open question.
Good ends come in pairs this season. Navy's duo of Leon Bram-
lett and Dick Duden nrobably is the best around, but you can't forget
that Indiana team of Bob Ravensburg and Ed Kluszewski.
Michigan has good reason to remember both sets. The Hoosier twosome
were the main flies in the ointment of the Wolverines' early-season 13-7
defeat by Bo McMillin's boys.
And Duden and Bramlett were very much in evidence a week ago as
Navy poured a 33-7 defeat on Fritz Crisler's lads. These -two, incidentally,
both look like mighty good bets for All-American honors.
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Football coaches are doing funny things inese days. The general
idea seems to be that the farther the coach gets away from his team,
the better the team will do.
Cecil Isbell, who will bring his Purdue squad to Ann Arbor tomorrow,
does his coaching during the game from the press box. Telephone in hand,
he pours instructions down to assistants on the bench as he spots weak-
nesses on the field. Claims he can see better from up there. Gus Dorais,
of the Detroit pro football Lions, does the same thing.
Then 'there's'the case of Indiana coach Bo McMillin, who decided he
would, rather scout. Minnesota when the Gophers were here two weeks
ago than be on hand for his own game with Cornell College. It must have
worked, if Indiana's 49-0 triumph over Minnesota the next week is any

Central Michi ani 1IHost
In Cage Season Opener
Veteran- Dave Stradk Will ]Vake _U~otarn, Debut;
Seven Players Bailing for Start in Positions
Sixteen cagers will make the trip to
Mt. Pleasant today where the Wol-
verine basketball team is slated to
make its debut in the season's opener
against Central Michigan.
Heading the roster are the seven
men from which Coach Bill Barclay
announced he would select the start- ;;
ing quintet. As yet the varsity squad
hasn't been chosen, but Barclay
states that these men still hold top ,
Marty Feinberg, rangy naval stu-
dent, is the leading contender for the
center slot. Close on his heels is Bob
Harrison, the only first-year man on
the squad. Harrison has been
switched to one of the guard berths
and will probably handle that assign-
ment in today's clash, but he's cap-
able of stepping in at center if the 5
need arises.

'Thinclads To Vie for Honors in
N.C.A.A. Cross Country Meet

Coach Ken Doherty announced
yesterday afternoon that Michigan
has entered four men in the Na-
tional Collegiate Cross Country Meet
to be held in East Lansing on Satur-
day, November 24th.
The track mentor emphasized that
the men have entered as individuals
in the race to be held over a four
mile 'course on the Michigan State
Campus. Five men constitute a team,
whereas Michigan has only named
Sixty Wresters
Varsity Roster
With more than 60 men out for
positions on the 1946 varsity wres-
tling team, conditioning and tech-
nique is still of the utmost impor-
tance in the mind of Coach Cliff
Coach Keen is greatly enthused
over the great interest shown to date
by his charges. Roadwork and the
"learn how" of basic wrestling holds
and tricks are the order of the day.
The first competition of the year
will be an all- University wrestling
tournament in which any student
registered in school this semester is
eligible to participate. The date for
these matches will probably be in the'
third week in December.
This tournament, in which there
will be eight weight divisions, will
help shed some light on who will
compose this year's squad. These
matches will be held in conjunction
with the Intra-Mural Sports program.
There will also be a tournament in
the spring in which teams may enter
contingents representing fraternities,
residence halls, and independent


Hockey Team To Sport New
Uniforms in Season's Opener

Color is the keynote of the 1945-46
Wolverine hockey squad, for not only
will Michigan have a team composed
of former Canadian Junior stars,
Coach Vic Heyliger's crew will take
the ice resplendent in flashy new uni-
forms when they meet the Windsor
Spitfires at the Coliseum December 1.
The new uniforms will be maize in
color with the exception of shoulder
markings and stockings. Instead of
the usual blue jersey. and yellow
markings, this year's jerseys will be
maize with blue numerals and a Wol-
verine insignia on the front. Shoul-
ders will be blue and white striped
while the stockings will be striped
with the traditional Michigan colors.

While the Wolverines have been
sharpening their shooting eyes and
scrimmaging for the most part, to-
morrow's practice session will be de-
voted exclusively to power plays. "We
still need practice in this type of
scoring play," Coach Vic Heyliger ad-
mitted. "The power play," Heyliger
explained, "is hockey's most danger-
ous scoring play. When the opposi-
tion is short handed because of a
penalty, a power play is in order. That
means we put four or five men inside
their blue line in an effort to keep the
puck in the opposition's zone, and
we keep passing until one of our play-
ers has a clear shot on goal. The
chief danger of this, however, is that
an opponent may intercept the puck
and break away down ice."
In yesterday's scrimmage the Wol-
verines were almost dealt a severe
blow when bigBob Marshall, defense-
man and forward Gordon MacMillian
collided with freight-train impact.
MacMillian had the puck and not see-
ing Marshall roared into the North
Bay husky at the blue line, Marshall
dropped like a stone, and MacMillian
reeled from the impact. Both had to
leaveathe ice,but afterwards said they
felt all right when in the dressing

Two Lettermen Back
Walt Kell and John Mullaney, the
only returning lettermen to be named
in the "first seven" bracket, are also
being considered for guard positions.
Mullaney started in the practice
game against Romulus last week,
staying in the lineup long enough to
aid the Wolverines in piling up an
eight-point halftime lead.
Leading candidates for forward
posts are Glen Selbo, Bill Walton,
and Dave Strack. Both Selbo and
Walton have had previous collegiate
varsity experience. Selbo was on
Western Michigan's first five last
season, while Walton held down a
starting position for DePauw of In-
Strack Returns
The appearance of Dave Strack in
the lineup provides an interesting
sidelight for today's game. Strack
starred for the Wolverine basketball
squad from 1942 to 1944 and, in his
last year, was named honorary team
captain. He served in the Marines
until last summer, when he returned
to the University. All eyes will be
focused on the ex-serviceman when
he makes his first appearance, in over
a year, tonight.
The balance of the travelling squad
is composed of Bill Gregor and Keith
Harder, '45 lettermen; Ray Louthen,
star hurler of Michigan's Conference
championship baseball combo; Bob
Baker, Bill Dietrich, Wally Muelder,
Don Phillips, Gordon Rosencrans,
and Harold Westerman.
Wolverines Favored
Sports dopesters give the Wolver-
ines the edge in this initial tilt of the
Empire State
Track Season
NEW YORK, Nov. 15--(M)-New
York's wild-betting 154-day racing
season wound up today with a set of
fabulous records that should take this
report of it out of the sports section
ad drop it either into the financial
page or among the kiddies' fairy tales.
Piling up a collection of all-time
money marks that a few years ago
would have qualified their forecaster
for a private room in the booby hatch,
the campaign locked its doors with a
total of $450,663,190 bet for the sea-
son, with all precincts not yet re-
Finishing up with the same high-
flying flare at the mutuels that has
made every day of this season look
like free sample day at the mint, a
crowd of 28,665 turned out at Ja-
maica for the getaway and made the
iron men hum for the last time with

STARTER?--Walt Kell, one of the
"seven" Coach Barclay named as
possible starters in opening fray.
'45-'46 season. Coach Barclay con-
curs with this view, saying. "We'll
do alright and ought to win without
too much trouble."
The team will leave for Mt. Pleas-
ant, stamping grounds of the Chippe-
was, at 1:00 p.m: today, by bus, and
will return to Ann Arbor immediately
after the game.

Isbew II todpilr maker Grid 'Mentor,
IYouingest C'oach in Conference

Giving up an attractive profes-
sional football contract to become
coach at a Big Ten school made Cecil
Isbell, Purdue's 31 year old head grid
mentor, the youngest in the major
college circuit.
During the summer of 1943, Isbell
was confronted with the $64.00 ques-
tion; whether to accept a $10,000
offer from the Green Bay Packers, or
a position as assistant coach at Pur-
due, his Alma Mater, for a third of
that amount. He cast his vote with
the Boilermakers and last spring,
after Elmer Burnham resigned, Is-
bell was placed at the helm of the
Purdue gridde's.
Was Pro Star
Before stepping into the top spot at
Purdue, he had a reputation as one
of the country's outstanding college
and professional football players.
Throughout the grid campaigns of
1935-38, he was the aerial artist of
the Boilermaker squads. The high-
light of his collegiate career came in
his senior year when he passed the
collegians to a 28-16 victory over the
Washington Redskins in the annual
All-Star game at Soldier Field in Chi-
Isbell then spent five years with the
Packers, and brought his pro expe-
rience to an end with a .500 passing
average to make him one of the lead-
ing passers of his time. Since then
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Sammy Baugh and Sid Luckman
have erased most of his National
Football League records, but Isbell's
mark for throwing touchdown passes
in 23 straight games still stands.
He became famous for his bullet-
like throws, but his ability to hit his
target has never been impaired even
though he has always played under a
severe handicap which prevented him
from lifting his left arm above his
LAFAYETITE, Ind., Nov. 15--lI)-
Purdue's once-beaten football squad
left for Chicago today enroute to Ann
Arbor for its game with Michigan

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Yankee Post Goes
To George Weiss
NEW YORK, Nov. 15-(I)-The
Yankees held a stemwinder of a press
conference in their plush new offices
today at which it was announced
that George Weiss was assuming
charge of all baseball player opera-
tions within the Yankee organization,
and hinted that the All-America
Football Conference would have a
club in Yankee Stadium next season
unless the New York Football Giants
changed their tune.



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