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November 27, 1945 - Image 3

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A turkey dinner at a sorority house
will be foremost in the minds of the
25 odd members of the track squad on
the three teams competing in the an-
nual Intra-Mural Turkey Run to be
held at 4::30 this afternoon over the
grueling three and a half mile var-
sity cross country course.
The event, climaxing the Uondi-
tioning season of crass country, is
the highlight of the fall training
sea on. The members of the squad
who have ben running cross coun-
try have been evenly divided intor
the gold, white, and blue teams by
the Michigan track coach, Ken
Thle sororities cho,,n to sponsor
the teams were chosen froni those
winning the homecoming displays
last Saturday. Alpha Omicron Pi
will represent the blue team, cap-
tained by Chuck Birdsall. Alpha Chi
Omega will sponsor the white team
with Bob Thomason as captain. Bob
Zaworski will captain the gold team
and will be represented by Pi Beta Pi.
Let's Finish the Job-Buy
Victory Bonds

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By BILL MULLENDOIiE, Sports Editor
A LITTLE more than three months praising them for as fine a show of
ago, Coach Fritz Crisler sent his collective spirit and team play as we
1945 Michigan football team trotting have ever been privileged to see.
out on the turf of Michigan Stadium For, while no man stood out Sat-
for its first appearance of the season. urday after Saturday, some one
To Michigan football fans, used man, or group of men, did stand
to elevens built around a half- out Saturday after Saturday.
dozen acknowledered stars, it must Rarely was it the same man, or
have been a strange experience to group of men. But always there
read down the list of names in the was somebody, or several some-
program and fail to find more than bodies, to come up with a greater
one or two that were familiar, performance when it was most
For that squad was composed of needed.3
nonentities, for the most part. There That, we think, is the secret of
were freshment galore, seven of them Michigan's football success in 1945.
in the starting lineup, boys with fine That, plus the marvelous coaching
prep school records but no college of a man whom we are certain has
experience. There were some Navy no equal in the ranks of collegiate
trainees. There were a few reserves football tutors. Backed by a staff of
from last year. And that was about equally fine coaches, this man, H. O.
all. (Fritz) Crisler, did what we frankly
Of course, there were Capt. Jo thought was impossible at the begin-
Ponsetto, starting at quarterback ning of the season-molded a win-
for his second straight year, and ning combination from as assorted a
center Harry Watts, both well- bunch of football players as ever re-
known gridiron figures. But out- ported on any practice field.
side of those two, there was viru- He did it the hard way, not by
ally no one to strike a responsive relying on any nucleus of individ-
chord in the minds of those who ual stars, but by using each man
saw or heard that opening gome. in the spot for which he was best
Strangely enough, that same con- qualified. He sorted, he switched,
itiongpesystedntoughthesason he shifted, he transferred-and he
dition persisted through the season, coached tirelessly and unendingly.
through seven victories and three de-oThe results of his labors, and of
feats, through a desperate bid for the the spirit in which his players re-
Western Conference championship sponded, need no elaboration here,
that fell short only by a fraction. They are printed in the records for
When the final whistle had blown lastTareph
Saturday, and this strange - for all to see.
Midyandollectisnstgridiong l-r Fritz Crisler will not be named
Michigan-collection of gridiron tal- "coach of the year," although he cer-+
ent had rushed of the field for the tainly should be. None of his play-
last time, it was still a squad of non- ers will be chosen All-American. But
the award for "team of the year"-
BY LABELLING them "nonenti- and here we use "team" in its literal
ties," we are in no way detracting sense-can have only one candidate.
from the performances of the indi- That candidate is the Michigan foot-
viduals who made up the Michigan ball team of 1945. It needs no other
team. Rather, we are praising them, honor.
.Bol Teams Selected
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 26-P)- contestants have both come from
The Sugar Bowl skimmed the top off east of the Mississippi River.
the remaining supply of football eli- The Aggies, who routed Texas
ghes td a tcinghinppgy f unotbat en-Christian in the Cotton Bowl last
gibles today by matching unbeaten January, romped this season over
Oklahoma A. and M. with once-de- Arkansas, Southern Methodist, Den-
feated St. Mary's of California in the ver, Utah, Texas Christian, Tulsa,
New Year's Day game here. Texas Tech and Oklahoma. They
With Alabama signed for the Rose have scored 252 points in eight games
and boast the country's leading
Bowl, the Aggies and St. Mary's ground gainer in blond Bob Fenimore.
were the highest ranking teams in St. Mary's, upset 13 to 7 by Uni-
the Associated Press Weekly Poll versity of California at Los Angeles,
which still were interested in a post- has beaten California, Stockton Army
season bid. Air Base, Nevada, College of the Pa-
The selection, announced today, cific, McClellan Field, Southern Cali-
marked the first time in its 12-year fornia and Fresno State. Sparked by
history that the Sugar Bowl had Herman Wedemeyer, the Hawaiian
paired two clubs from the' western Hurricane, they have amassed a total
half of the country. Three times the of 269 points.

Ghosen Despite -174-Jound Weight,

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sweaters are the talk of Ann

Absence from Ohio Slate Contest

Considered One of Finest Line Backers
In Nation With Great Football Sense


Harry Watts, diminutive but
mighty Michigan center, was named
at the pivot post on the annual all-
Western Conference football team se-
lected by the coaches for the Associ-
ated Press yesterday, even though he
did not play in the Wolverines' last
two Big Ten contests.
Lightest Center
The lightest center ever to hold
down a first string berth for Michi-
gan at 170 pounds, Watts was never-


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Frank Nakamura, Ann Arbor; John
A. Ott, Traverse City; William C.
Pratt, Traverse City; Don W. Rob-
inson, Detroit; Reginald G. Sauls,
IV, Bayonne, N.J.; Robert L. Swan-4
son, Lansing; Robert A. Wahl, Oake
Park, Ill.; John W. Weyers, Page,
N. D.
Most of the 30 numeral-winners
were members of the Junior Varsity
squad. Two, Edward H. ,Bahlow,
Springfield, Ill., and James Rehber-
ger, West Allis, Wis., were considered
certain first string material, but did
not see any action owing to practice
Phi Delta Theta
Conquers SAE
Phi Delta Theta fraternity retained
possession of the "little brown jug"
Saturday morning by whipping Sigma
Alpha Epsilon, 16-14, in their annual
touch football game at the SAE
mud bowl.
Scoring all their points in the first
half to hold a 16-0 margin at the in-
termission, the Phi Delts staved off
determined last half bids by the
SAE's to clinch the verdict.
In an abbreviated contest during
halftime, Collegiate Sorosis' hardy
girls came from behind to nip Kappa
Alpha Theta's wings, 9-7. As in the
main attraction it was a safety that
provided the margin of victory.

theless one of the finest line-backers
in the nation, making up in spirit
and football sense what he lacked in
After perf oryming brilliantl y
through the first eight games of
the Wlveiinest,' ten-game schedule,
Watts, a Navy trainee from Detroit,
was Uransferred to Clenview, Ill. Air
Base. He wv,,atchcd Micigani bet U
Ohio State last. Saturday from t1
press box.
Only Wolverine Named
Watts was the only Wolverine to
make' the Conference dream team.
Quarterback Joe Ponsetto, Michigan's
only other possibility, was removed
from consideration by a mid-season
knee injury that sidelined him for
the balance of the campaign.
Of the other ten positions, Indiana,
the Conference chaiups, and third-
place Ohio State placed three men
each. Ncrthwestern landed two, and
Purdue and Wisconsin one each.
Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois were
not represented.
Two Hoosiers Picked
The title-winning Hoosiers on the
eleven are End Ted Kluszewski, and
Backs Pete Pihos and George Talia-
ferro. Pihos, a service veteran, did
not join the team until the season
was mere than half gone, but was the
spark in the successful stretch drive.
Taliaferro, a freshman, is rated as
one of the best backfield prospects in
the Big Ten since the days of Tom
Thomas, Amling Chosen
The Ohio State selectees were Russ

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Thomas, tackle, and Warren Amling,
guard, the two stalwarts who made
life miserable for the Michigan backs
last Saturday. Fullback Ollie Cline
rounded out the Buckeye contingent.
He gained better than seven yards
per try against the Wolverines.
Northwestern, although it enjoyed
only an indifferent season in the won-
and-lost column, still managed to
place its brilliant end, Max Morris,
and Guard Jim Lecture on the team.
Purdue sent its stellar line bucker,
Ed Cody, to round out the backfield,
and Wisconsin's Clarence Esser was
chosen to fill the other tackle slot.

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