Fal DitY, (.?'CTMER 25, 1946
TilE MICHIGAN DAILY
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FRThAY, OCTOI~ER 25, 1946 PAGE TUI~EE
Fall Program Nears
The tremendous increase in the
male student enrollment has taken
its effect on the greatly expanded
I-M program which finds over two
thousand sports enthusiasts entered
in the various intramural tournament
T h e twenty-eight fraternities,
which were divided into seven leagues
for the speedball tourney, have now
been trimmed down to the victors of
each leaguefor theinitial play-off
contests slated to take place next
Tuesday. At 4:15 Sigma Phi Epsilon
bumps into Kappa Sigma, while the
boys from Delta Tau Delta battle the
speedballers of Psi Upsilon.
While Lambda Chi Alpha comes up
against Theta Chi at 5:15, three
squads in the seventh league, Sigma
Chi, Phi Gamma Delta, and Zeta Psi
will be battling for the title of its
group in order to meet one of the
other champions. The final playoff
game is scheduled for sometime next
week under the bright lights of Wines
Thuqnbiny TAN Time
With MURRAY GRANT
THE LAST WEEK of October usually marks the midway point in Michi-
gan's football season and this particular October week of years ago
saw the Wolverines rapidly earning the title of "Champions of the West."
The Maize and Blue eleven of 1940 led by the masterful Tommy Har-
mon and numbering among its stars such Wolverine greats as Al Wistert
and "Bullet Bob" Westfall continued to tear through its opponents as
Harmon and Company smashed a powerful Pennsylvania squad 14-0.
"Terrible Tommy" scored one marker on a nineteen yard run and
then later threw another pass to another All-American, Ed Frutig, for the
other score. Michigan's line proved again that it could stop the best their
opponents had as they successfully bottled Francis Reagan, one of the
best backs in the country at that time.
And in 1931, fifteen years ago, another Wolverine back, Bill Hewitt,
gained 104 of the 210 yards gained through rushing as Michigan
crushed Illinois 35-0 to win their fourth out of five games and atone
for the 20-7 defeat administered the week previously by Ohio State.
The Wolverines scored once in each of the first two periods and in
the final quarter they exploded to cross the double markers three times.
Harry Newman scooted 35 yards for one touchdown and Stan Fay scored
twice more to pace the scoring attack.
BUT IT WAS a different story twenty-five years ago this last week in
October as the Wolverines and the Fighting Illini again met at Cham-
paign. After smashing through three opponents and amassing 139 points,
the Michigan scoring punch was throttled almost to impotency. However,
through the educated toe of All-American Fullback Frank Steketee, Michi-
gan managed to pull this one out of the fire.
With less than two minutes to go in the first half, Steketee dropped
back to the Illini 15-yard line and booted one squarely through the
uprights to give Michigan a 3-0 victory.
And in 1896 with football at Michigan only 17 years old, the bone-
crushing tactics of the Wolverines of fifty years ago aided in notching
Michigan's fifth consecutive win of the season against "an old and form-
Hogg, Villa and Caley each scored touchdowns for Michigan in
the days when touchdowns counted only four points, and Ferbert
added four more points by placing two extra, points through the cross-
bars. Thus the total for the Wolverine$ in 1896 read: Michigan 172,
The Maize and Blue of fifty years ago continued the torrid pace
throughout the remainder of the season, as they added four more victor-
ies before losing to Chicago in the last game of the season.
Yes, football through the years has changed considerably here at
Michigan as the deceptive "T", single-wing and razzle-dazzle types of
offense have replaced the bone-crushing days of yesteryear.
SeltWout Throng Will See
Wolverine"llini Con test
Maize and Blue Squad To Be at Full Strength
As George Burg Returns to Position in Lineup
By CLARK BAKER
There's a sell-out crowd of 85,938 fans at Michigan Stadium tomor-
row to see the Wolverines battle Illinois, it was announced last night by An-
drew S. Baker, Maize and Blue ticket manager.
At noon yesterday the last ticket was sold assuring Michigan of its
second sell-out crowd of the season. Just two weeks ago a capacity throng
jammed its way into the Stadium to see the Wolverine-Army clash.
At the same time attendance figures for the Wolverines' five home
games to date rocketed to an all-time high with two home contests still
to go. When tomorrow's game with Illinoishis over, a total of some 376,176
fans will have seen the 1946 Michigan eleven in action.
The previous high for home at-
Field Paced by
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 24-(1)-
Herman Keiser of Akron, Ohio, win-
ner of the Augusta Masters and
Knoxville Invitation tournaments,
today put together rounds of 35-34-
69, three under par for the tough
Hermitage Country Club course, to
lead a field of 160 golfers by a
stroke at the end of the first 18 holes
of Richmond's 72-hole $10,000 Open
Keiser's 69, which included four
birdies, one bogey and 14 pars, was
one stroke better than the 37-33-70
posted by Jmi Ferrier of Chicago.
Five golfers, including Defending
Champion Ben Hogan, were tied for
third place with 71's while nine had
par equalling 72's. The latter group
included Sam Snead, the Hot
Springs, Va., slammer and British
Darkness caught the late starters
in the big field today and it was an-
nounced that nine would have to
complete their rounds tomorrow.
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World Series Players
NEW YORK, Oct. 24-(P)-World
Series performers dominated the
1946 Major League all-star team
chosen for the Associated Press by
122 baseball writers on the big league
Seven of the 10 players selected
were members either of the Boston
Red Sox or St. Louis Cardinals.
The Red Sox were represented by
four men; the Cards ranked next
with three, and there was one each
from Detroit, Cleveland and the New
York Yankees, giving the American
League a 7-3 majority.
Voting on the players was started
before the World Series but was not
completed until late yesterday. About
half the tallies arrived since the Ser-
The All-Star Team:
Outfielders-Ted Willialms and
Dom DiMaggio, Red Sox; Enos,
First Base-Stan Musial, Cardi-
Second Base-Bobby Doerr, Red
Third Base-George Kurowski,
Shortstop-Johnny Pesky, Red
Catcher-Aaron Robinson, Yan-
Pitchers-Hal Newhouser, Tigers
and Bob Feller, Indians
No player was chosen unanimously.
But Ted Williams was named in all
but two of the 122 ballots.
JULIE RYKOVICH --one of the
many fine Illini backs that will be
seen in action tomnorow,
Mainy %BW's-gir n
Young, Rykovich Duo
Ready To unite Spark
By DICK KRAUS
If Illinois sticks to the script Satur-
day, Michigan will be plagued with
four pesky ground gainers.
Each of Michigan's four opponents
to date has offered one more dan-
gerous running threat than its prede-
cessor and the Illini have a host of
potentially potent backs from which
to draw an offensive quartet.
In the season's opener, Indiana,
blessed with Ben Raimondi's golden
arm, couldn't come up with a single
consistent runner to supplement its
deadly passing attack. Only Dick
Deranek gave the Wolverine forward
wall any sort of difficulty, but he
didn't see enough action to consti-
tute a real threat.
Iowa Had Hoerner
Iowa brought along an adequate
supply of hard running ball carriers,
but Dick Hoerner, currently acknowl-
edged as one of the best fullbacks in
the land, was just about the whole
Hawkeye show as he blasted through
and around Michigan to throw an
awful second half scare into Crisler
The Army game, while essentially
a Davis soliloquoy, subjected Michi-
gan to a double-barrelled running
attack. Doc Blanchard may not have
been his,All-American self that day,
but he did roll for the deciding
Mr. Inside & Mr. Outside
Arnold Tucker, the Cadet field
general, got loose for a few nice runs,
but for the most part the ground
work was left to Mr. Outside Davis,
with at least diversionary assistance
from Mr. Inside Blanchard.
Pappy Waldorf's ground attack
was divided into three almost equal
portions. Vic Schwall, Frank Aschen-
brenner, and Art Murakowski shared
the running chores and moved so
successfully against Michigan's de-
fensive line that the Wildcats all but
disregarded Michigan's early season
weakness on pass defense.
If the Illini follow this early sea-
son pattern, Buddy Young will have
three man support on the ground.
With a cast including Rykovich, Pat-
terson, Maggioli, Dufelmeier, Kwas-
neiwski, Steger, Eddleman and Flo-
rek, Illinois has the material to stick
to the script.
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tendance was 309,506 set in a half-
dozen home contests last year. And
with sell-out crowds already assured
for the Wolverines' two away battles
with Minnesota next week and Ohio
State Nov. 23, it appears certain that
Michigan's season attendance mark
will surpass the 1945 high of 516,121.
Squad Rounds into Shape
But, blissfully unworried about the
attendance figures, the Michigan and
Illinois squads rounded out their
practice sessions for the big scrap
which will go a long way toward
deciding the Western Conference
Michigan and Northwestern are
currently perched atop the 'Big Nine
race, but a defeat for the Wolverines
tomorrow would put the Illini in the
driver's seat along with the Wildcats
who will forsake Conference action
to play host to the College of the
two weeks ago in the Army game.
The Illini, bruised and battered from
their grueling 27-21 triumph over
Wisconsin last Saturday, may be
minus the services of their three top
tackles, Make kasap, John Genis
and Lou Agase.
All three will probably see limited
action but Coach Ray Elliott, pre-
paring for the worst, has shifted end
Frank Bauman to tackle to back up
his injured trio.
Only the paddleball, squash
and swimnning facilities will be
open to the vets and their wives
for recreational purposes tonight
at the I-M Building, since the
Decorations Committee will be
working on the gym for the
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