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F #iDAY, CIOV PMl 19, 1945

THE MICTIET.AN IIAILV

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Student Body Gives

Gri ers

Spirited

Junior Varsity Seeks Victory
In Hillsdale Tilt Tomorrow

Michigan's Junior Varsity will wind
up it's 1945 grid campaign tomorrow
when the Maize and Blue journey to
Hillsdale for a game with the fast-
stepping Dales.
Although, as Coach Art Valpey
stresses, the Junior Varsity squad's
Seven Harriers
In Practice Run
At East Lansing
With the, opening of the official
track season almost three months
away, Coach Ken Doherty is con-
tenting himself with conditioning and
looking over the prospects among the
80-odd men who have reported for
the team.
Approximately 40 of the 80 hope-
fuls are interesting themselves in
cross-country running to get them-
selves in shape for the indoor season
to come. As a matter of training
Doherty has scheduled a practice run
for seven of the team in East Lan-
sing today against a team from Mich-
igan State.
The seven thinclads so far chosen
for the trip are Charlie Birdsall, Con-
ference two-mile champ and third in
the National Collegiates last season;
two Navy transfers from M.I.T., Bob
Zaworski and Charles Low; Bob
Thompson, outstanding sophomore;
Herb Barton, a freshman from Schurz
High School in Chicago; and Lou and
Charles Nail.
FOOTBALL FORM
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Star Staff of
Top Notch Writers
Stan Lomax......Radio Announcer
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Lou Burton ...... Journal American
Pictures of all the Star Players
Feattiring
FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL,
BOXING, SOCCER

games are played more for experience
gained than for scores. The boys are
nevertheless hoping for a victory
which would give the team a winning
percentage for the season. So far the
Jayvees have won one and lost one
game.
Meeting Alma College early in
October, the Jayvees easily triumphed
25-13. However, this month the Ohio
State reserves reversed the order, and
Michigan's junior team was handed a
39-20 defeat.
Jayvees Gain Experience
The Junior Varsity is organized
every year in order that everyone who
desires to play football at Michigan
can have the chance. Then too those
who are not quite ready for the Var-
sity gain valuable experience on the
Jayvee squad and very often move up
to the frst team the following year.
Hank Fonde, one of Michigan's star
backs this season was formerly a
member of the Jayvees.
Potential Varsity regulars include
backs Tom Imfield, Clare Hewens, and
Joe Ferri, and tackle Jim Petty. Ferri,
whose home is Springfield, Mass.,
sparked the Jayvees in the Alma game
as he scored all four touchdowns.
Against the Buckeye reserves, how-
ever, he saw little action, being in-
jured in the first six minutes of play.
Petty is a transfer from Central Mich-
igan College.
Cage Victory
Pleases Coach
"I was pretty much satisfied with
the team's showing yesterday," an-
swered Bill Barclay, Wolverine bas-
ketball mentor, when queried con-
cerning the sagers' 65-37 run-away
win over Romulus Air Base.
"Naturally, the boys were a little
nervous in theif first competitive tilt
of the season and, as was to be ex-
pected, froze up a bit. But confidence
and smoothness will come with time,
and a little more experience working
together as a team."~
However, Barclay pointed out that
the squad still needed a healthy
amount of defensive practice. "The
men are a bit rusty and uncertain in
their guarding technique. We plan
to drill particularly on these phases
of play.
Michigan is scheduled to open its
official season next week when it
travels to Mt. Pleasant to take on
Central Michigan's crew. Barclay
hopes to take twelve men on the trip
and expects to start five of the fol-
lowing seven hoopsters: Glenn Selbo,
Dave Strack, Bob Harrison, and Bill
Walton, forwards; Walt Kell and
John Mullaney, guards; and Marty*
Feinberg, center.

Four Michigan
Backs Among
Top Rushers
Team's Defense Still
Ranks First in Big Ten
Dan Dworsky, bruising 212-pound
Michigan quarterback, zoomed to sec-
ond place in the Western Conference
individual rushing statistics this week
with 89 yards in 14 carries for a 6.4
average.
Dworsky is topped only by Mel
Groomes, Indiana halfback, who has
piled up 145 yards in 21 tries, giving
him a 6.5 average.
Other Michigan men in the sta-
tistical elite include Henry Fonde,
whose 5.2 average is good for sixth
place, Pete Elliott, in ninth place with
an even 5, and Jack Weisenburger,
whose 4.8 average is good for tenth
place.
Robinson Finished for Season
Don Robinson, who began and end-
ed his 1945 career last Saturday by
throwing two completed passes, one
for a touchdown, is tied for the lead
in, the pass completion department.
His 1,000 average is secure, since he
will see no more action this season be-
cause of an injury.
Halfback Wally Teninga has caught
four passes, good for 60 yards, and is
in tenth position in the receiving
department.
Among the punters, Weisenburger
is in third place in the Conference
with an average of 37.3 yards on 15
kicks.
Michigan Top Defensive Squad
As a team, the Wolverines clung to
their top-ranking position among the
Big Ten's defensive teams. In four
Conference games, they have held
their opponents to an average of 189
yards total offense.
Offensively, Michigan jumped two
notches to a third-place tie with' Min-
nesota with an average output of 303
yards per game. Ohio State and
Purdue, Michigan's next two Confer-
ence foes, rank one-two in offense.

SPORTS
NEWS + VIEWS + COMMENT
By BILL MIULLENDORE, Sports Editor
WE WERE considerably heartened by what we saw-and heard-at the
sendoff for the Michigan travelling squad last night. But we were far
from completely satisfied.
Where there were' approximately 500 persons out, including a liberal
sprinkling of the local high school gentry and not a few townspeople,
there should have been nearer 5,000 students alone.
We realize that service personnel could not attend. We realize also
that the train left during the dinner hour, making it a little inconvenient
for those who might have attended. At the same time, we have little
sympathy for such persons as would not stand a little inconvenience on such
an occasion.
Still and all, the crowd was not as large as it should have been.
Every single person on campus must have known about the rally, if
not through the pages of The Daily, through the many signs and posters
prominently displayed over the campus.
It is to this larger group that could have attended, and did not attend,
that these words are addressed.
Football is a part of college life, not the most important part, granted,
but a part nonetheless. It is a part not only for the 40 men or so that
make up the varsity squad, but is, or should be,a part for every single stu-
dent.
IN SOME ways, it is the responsibility of a student attending any college
or university to' support his football team. For, without student sup-
port, both now and after graduation, football as an American institution
would quickly collapse. And if the time comes when such basic institutions
do collapse, this nation as we know it will collapse also.
Five hundred out of an enrollment of more than 10,000 is not a very
large percentage-something less than five per cent. We don't imagine
that the men who will take the field against Navy Saturday would be
very happy to know that less than five per cent of the student body spon-
soring them cared enough to see them off on the train.
To the five per cent who did turn out, our sincere thanks and ap-
preciation added to the thanks and appreciation of coaches and players.
Every last one of you showed a wonderful spirit of co-operatioi. It is
too bad that spirit could not have been more infectious.
We could not help thinking as we milled at the station amidst the loyal
students who shouted and sang themselves hoarse that here was something
we had not seen before in four years of college life. Then it occurred to us.
This was college life. Those loyal 500 had temporarily shed the air of an
institution to take on the true spirit of college. May that spirit continue to
revive.

tontingent o 6Leaves
TO Play Middies in East
Coaches Include Crippled Ponsetto, Two
Extra Quarterbacks in Team Traveling List

Buoyed by a spiriteA sendoff tend-
ered by approximately 500 students
and the University band, a 36-man
Michigan football squad left for Bal-
timore yesterday where they will take
the field Saturday against an unde-
feated Navy eleven.
Included in the Wolverine contin-
gent was Team Capt. Joe Ponsetto,
making the trip even though an in-
jury will prevent his getting dressed
for the game. Coaches voted to take
the crippled field general along in
recognition of his valuable leader-
ship earlier in the season.
Harbaugh and Erickson Make Trip
Also included were Jack Harbaugh
and Bill Erickson, both quarterbacks
and both ex-members of the Central
The Daily will provide coverage
on the Michigan-Navy football
game Saturday direet from Balti-
more Stadium. See Sunday's Daily
for all details.
Michigan College squad that was
transferred here almost en masse for
the fall semester.
Harbaugh and Erickson provide in-
surance against possible injuries to
the shaky Wolverine quarterbacking
department. Howard Yerges, it was
announced today, will call signals on
offense, even though his injured ankle
is still weak. Dan Dworsky will back
up the line ,for him.
Otherwise, the personnel of the
travelling squad contained no sur-
prises as it prepared for the import-
ant intersectional clash.
Game Has No Effect in Big Ten
Despite the fact that the outcome
of the game canrhave no effect on
the red-hot Western Conference race,
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"FROM US TO EWE"
Michigan Yell-Leaders Bring
'Canned' Chow To Baltimore

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describe as "improvisation in the
tumbling room."
The efforts of each man are un-
rewarded, except in the privilege of
keeping his sweater if lie has put in a
full season of cheering. This ap-
proximates the varsity system of
awarding letters, and has served as a
real incentive. But it has unfortu-
nately upped the cost for replacing
equipment!
Dance Aids Navy Trip
The squad is financed by the ath-
letic department, which allots it a
sum designed to cover every routine
expense, including trips. This year,
that sum has been supplemented by
the Union Student Office, which has
paid for the printing of student yell
sheets and the public address system
at the pep rallies. Money for the
Baltimore trip was earned through a
dance sponsored by the cheerleaders
on the eve of the Minnesota game.
Of the six men on the squad, three
have had cheerleading experience be-
fore the current season. Bill Mac-
Gowan, an NROTC trainee, has been
in the Michigan corps for two years,
and captains the group, while Chrys
Chrys, another Navy man, has cheer-
ed at DePauw, and Wade Cagle, a
Marine dischargee, has seen service at
the University of Tennessee.
Three New Members
Inexperienced members of the
squad this year include another Ma-
rine dischargee and two second
semester freshmen, who have enlarg-
ed the squad from its last year's low
membership of four.

In order to join the squad, a can-
didate must satisfy certain previ-
ously-set standards of form, posture,
pep, and skill in learning techniques.
This summer, around 12 tryouts
worked with the squad, and the best
of the crop were picked for perma-
nent berths.
Although MacGowan as captain
usually leads the cheers, every man is
trained in the practices to lead every
yell. The squad can thus separate
during games to lead cheers simul-
taneously in different sections of the
stands.
A rm y-Navy Games
May Circuit States
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8-P)-Sec-
retary of War Patterson today gave
impetus to a recent proposal in the
Senate that future Army-Navy foot-
ball games be played in various parts
of the country.
The service game customarily is
held in the East. This year it is
scheduled for Philadelphia, Dec. 1.
Senator Langer (R.-N.D.) recently
offered a resolution that the game be
played in each of the 48 states on an
alphabetical basis, starting in Ala-
bama next year, with no admission
charged.
Since then other members of Con-
gress have said privately that Lang-
er's plan may not be practicable be-
cause some states do not have sta-
diums large enough.

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