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Ex- Wolverines

In Badger Clothing To

Play Tomorrow

Michigan spreads the welcome-
mat for the University of Wiscon-
sin tomorrow, and for at least eight
of the Badger gridders it's going to
be a private homecoming weekend.
Half of the men whom Coach
Harry Stuldreher has picked for his
opening lineup are familiar figures
on the Wolverine campus, for it was
only three seasons ago that these
same grid warriors, clad in Maize
and Blue instead of Red and White,
performed as main cogs in the Mich-
igan power-machine that steamed to
the 1943 Big Ten title.
All Here in '43
Jack Wink, Earl Maves, Wally
Dreyer, Fred Negus, John Gallagher,
Hank Olshanski, Bob Rennebohm,
and Farnham Johnson-all of them,
representing the greatest part of
Wisconsin's offensive and defensive
strength this year, were in Ann Ar-
bor for that memorable '43 cam-
In 1943 football coaches walked
onto the scrimmage field the first
day of practice with eyes closed,
praying that the Army and Navy
had overlooked at least eleven rea-
sonable facsimiles of men at their
particular institution. Fritz Crisler's

prayers were answered - in abun-
The first Wolverine practice looked
like a Marine beach-head. The Wol-
verine opening lineup looked like a
Marine roster. And practically all
of them were from Wisconsin. What's

generals in a football uniform. Jack
Wink was the boy who called the
plays that Elroy Hirsch, Bill Daley,
and company turned into a cham-
pionship march. Furthermore, he
was the brains of the 1942 Badger
outfit that has been acclaimed the
best gridiron team in Wisconsin his-
The Badger fullback is a 190-
pound pile-driver named Earl Maves.
He hails from the little village of
Stanley, Wisconsin, where he earned
the nickname fromnthe football
fans of "The Stanley Steamer."
When he steamed into Madison in
1942 he was largely overshadowed by
one Pat Harder. It was when the
Marines transported him to Michi-
gan that Maves hit his full collegiate
Stars Against Badgers
Strangely enough, it was in Mich-
igan's 1943 game with Wisconsin
that the Steamer came into his own
and first gave the sports world no-
tice that he intended to go places.
On the familiar back-in-motion play
that Paul White has used so often
this year, Maves speared a pass
from Bob Nussbaumer on the Bad-
ger 25 and proceeded goal-ward in'

one of the shiftiest touchdown jaunts
of the season. He threaded through
the -Wisconsin .secondary like an
elusive mosquito and scored the
game's final six points.
He was even better the next week-
end. It was the title-clinching con-
test with Ohio State, and the Steam-
er played a leading role in bringing
the trophy home. The Stanley
plunger personally engineered one of
the Wolverine scores and set up two
others, in the 45-7 rout of the Buck-
eyes. In the third quarter he put
Michigan in scoring position with
a brilliant 25-yard run around right

end, and in the closing stanza he
intercepted a Buck pass and took it
thirty yards to the State ten-yard
line. On both occasions scores re-
Dreyer Is Spark-plug
Along with Wink and Maves in the
Badger backfield will be a little dy-
namo named Wally Dreyer. He's the
spark-plug of the Wisconsin attack
this season, and in 1943 he teamed
with left half Crazylegs Hirsch to
provide some of the same brand of
fieoks for Michigan.
The scampering halfback, one of
the lightest in the Conference then
and now, sped around right end to
tally Michigan's second touchdown
against Ohio State in the champion-
ship tilt. His darting gains through
tackle and wide sweeps around the
ends rocked the Buckeye defense
back on its heels all afternoon.
In the center of Wisconsin's line
tomorrow afternoon will be 205
pounds of All-Conference football
material, Fred Negus. He was given
the All-Big Ten honors while still
a sophomore at Madison, and when
the Marines brought him here he re-
peated the performance as a Mich-
igan junior.

Negus, known among his Marine
buddies as "Father," is a product of
Martins Ferry, 0. In addition to his
well-known feats on the football
field, he was a star outfielder for
the Badger baseball squad and fur-
ther extended his accomplishments
when he came here by going out for

John Gallagher and Farnham
Johnson are the remaining two ex-
Michigan Marines in the Badger op-
ening lineup. Gallagher, from Eau
Clair, was a quarterback on the 1942
Wisconsin eleven, but Coach Crisler
switched him to guard when he
joined the Marines here. He en-
joyed his new duty to such an ex-
tent that the post-season experts
rated him on the second All-Confer-
ence squad.
Johnson Left End
Johnson, the "Gunner" as he is
better known, operates at left end
for the Badgers. He shared the same
position with Rudy Smeja of the
Wolverines for the 1943 Champions,
and also flanked the line for the
Camp Lejeune leathernecks.
Hank Qlshanski and Bob Renne-
bohm, both ends, complete Michi-
gan's ex-Marine delegation on the
Wisconsin eleven. Rennie was an
All-City performer with his high
school team, besides being an out-
standing diamond star. He was a
member of the state championship
American Legion nine in 1939.
So the Marines return to Ann Ar-





more important to the present sit-
uation, all the Marines went back
to Wisconsin.
Three Backs Ex-Marines
A glance at tomorrow's starting
backfield reveals that three-fourths
of it are men of Michigan's war-
time leatherneck unit. At quarter-
back will be one of the smartest field

track and becoming a mainstay of
Ken Doherty's mile relay team.
Speaking of Negus at the close of
the '43 season, one columnist opined,
"His yoeman service to his adopted
Alma Mater was one of the big rea-
sons why Michigan retained the Big
Ten title."

Big Nine Rose Bowl T ie-U Bucheyes, Illini
B NTo Clash in Title

Initial Week of Hockey Drills Terminates
As Squad Prepares for Wings Exhibition

Under the agreement approved
by the Big Nine, it would sign a
five-year contract to furnish a
team annually to play a Coast
squad in the Rose Bowl at Pasa-
For the first three years the
contract calls for a Big Nine mem-
ber, but after that the Big Nine
Conference may select an outside
representative if it desires.
Ted Williams
Gets Valuable
Player Award
NEW YORK, Nov. 14 -(P)- Al-
though a disappointment in the
World Series, Ted Williams, Boston
Red Sox outfielder, today was named
the most valuable American League
player of 1946.
The famed southpaw swatter, gen-
erally regarded as one of baseball's
outstanding hitters desplte his puny
.200 batting average against the St.
Louis Cardinals in the recent fall
classic, polled a total of 224 points
in the balloting by a 24-man com-
mittee of the Baseball Writers' As-
sociation of America.
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Pacific Coast (conference To Consider
Proposal.at Berkley Meeting Tuesday
By The Associated Press
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 14 -- Professor Frank E. Richart of Illinois,
Secretary of the Western Conference Faculty Committee on Athletics, to-
day announced official confirmation of the Big Nine's decision to partici-
pate in the Rose Bowl.
Richart had held up the official announcement until he had
received the votes of all nine member schools. His statement today
merely confirmed a well-known fact. News of the schools' individual
votes had broken one by one in the last three weeks.
Richart announced no count on the poll but unofficially it is under-
stood that the vote favored the Rose Bowl, 7 to 2, Illinois and Minnesota
being the dissenters.
The Pacific Coast Conference through its president, Dean Stanley B.
Freeborn, prepared a statement on the Big Nine Rose Bowl vote for simul-
taneous release with that of the Western Conference.
Freeborn said the Pacific Coast Conference would meet in Berkley,
Calif., Nov. 19, to consider the proposal which would unite the two
leagues in the postseason agreement.
When the tie-up will become effective will be decided at the meeting
of the two conferences in Berkley next Tuesday.
Richart said today that the Big Nine would send representatives to
the Coast meeting.
The Big Nine was approached by the Coast on a similar pact several
years ago but turned it down at the time.
At Chicago, Kenneth L. Wilson, Commissioner for the Western
Conference, said he was delighted with the Western Conference-Pa-
cific Coast Conference tie-up for the playing of the annual Rose Bowl
"The way is open," Wilson said, "to a furtherance of the fine relations
between the. two conferences which have been built up for many years
on like athletic standards, both in quality and administration.
"The proposal which will be presented to the Pacific Coast group
in Berkley next Tuesday does not specify when the arrangement
should take effect. Such details will need to be worked out by the
joint committee. There has been comment on the fact that the
Western Conference vote on the Rose Bowl proposal was not unani-
mous. Such lack of unanimity in conference voting is not unusual.
"But once a conference position has been established by any vote, all

Survival Scrap

Illinois Aims
Illibuck Win

at First
Since '34

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 14-(,P)-
Ohio State and Illinois will clash
for Big Nine title survival, a possible
Rose Bowl bid and a wooden turtle
trophy before 62,000 at Memorial
Stadium tomorrow.
The Illini currently lead the con-
ference pack with a 4-1 record. The
Buckeyes (2-1-1) hold third place
behind Michigan (3-1-1). With only,
one round remaining after Saturday,
the Illini-Ohio State loser obviously
gets cold water dashed on its champ-
ionship bid.
Title Showdown Not Final
It isn't safe to say the showdown
here definitely will settle the wildest
conference scrap in years, because
Michigan which faces Wisconsin to-
morrow must close against Ohio
State, while Illinois winds up against
dangerous Northwestern.
Nor is it accurate to say the con-
ference winner will be in the Rose
Bowl New Year's Day. Big Nine ath-
letic officials still are counting votes
in a poll which wound up favoring
bowl participation, but meanwhile
undefeated Army has official sanc-
tion to act on a Bowl bid.
Illini Covet Illibuck
Considering that Illinois and Ohio
State, particularly the latter, have
been season-long unpredictables, the
only certainty in their 35th gridiron
meeting is that the Illibuck, the cov-
eted wooden turtle trophy which
symbolizes the rivalry will be on dis-
The Illibuck is a comparative
stranger to Illinois which has not de-
feated Ohio State since 1934 and
trails in the series, 21 to 12 with
three ties.
Illinois at Full Strength
Saturday, however, may mark the
end of the Illinois win famine.
Although the Buckeyes come load-
ed with speedy backs and a power-
ful running attack, the Illini are in
top shape for the first time this sea-
son-a very important point since
they were slugish and still held Notre
Dame to a 26-6 decision.

With the first week of practice
nearing its end, Coach Vic Heyliger
is gradually rounding the 1946-47
hockey team into shape in prepara-
tion for the opening game of the
season, an exhibition with the De-
troit Red Wings, Nov. 26, at the Col-
Forty-five Report
Approximately 45 candidates re-
ported to Coach Heyliger this week,
and he has them working in two-
hour shifts every afternoon. The
squad will probably be cut to 22
men, the usual number of players
considering the limited facilities for
practice, by the end of the week.
During the practice sessions, Hey-
liger has been experimenting with
various combinations, especially in
ROTC Unit Leads
In Volleyball Race
After three weeks of hot compe-
tition in the Faculty Volleball League
the ROTC Unit has the upper hand
in a three-cornered fight for the
league championship. The soldiers
have won nine out of twelve games
to hold a one-game lead over Enigin-
eering. Close behind is the Law
School who handed ROTC its only
match defeat this week by scores
of 15-12, 15-10, 14-16.
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the forward lines. Several sets of'
centers' and wings have been used
for rushes against pairs of defense-
men and Jack MacDonald in .the
goal. Also there have been several
short scrimmages.7
Gordon MacMillan, last year's lead-
ing scorer with a total of 29 goals,
as center, Dick Starrak, returning
letterman, at left wing, and Lyle
Phillips, freshman from Moosejaw,
Sack., on, the right wing, have been
working together on one unit.
'44 Captain Returns
A second line has Bill Jacobson
and Al Renfrew, who teamed with
MacMillan to form the high scoring
line of last winter, at center and left{
wing, while Ted Greer, captain of
the 1944 team, is at the other for-
ward spot. A third line consists of
Sam Steadman from the 1945-46
squad at right wing, George Peugeot,.
who is playing his first year of hock-
ey at Michigan, at center, and Herb

Upton from the 1944 contingent at
the other wing.
Returning from last season's ag-
gregation at defense are Connie Hill,
voted the most valuable player of
that team and serving his second
season as captain of the pucksters,
and Bob Marshall. George Balestri,
who played for Illinois, is also avail-
able for defense duty. MacDonald
will again be back in the nets.
Wings Open Season
After the Red Wings_ inaugurate
the season, the Windsor Spitfires will
invade the Coliseum Nov. 29. After
this contest, the stickmen will meet
Toronto U. away Dec. 6 in the first
game of a home-and-home series.
They return to home ice Dec. 14
with the Marquette H. C. Toronto
will play here the 17th and the
Dartmouth Indians will be here Dec.
23. This game will be the last one
that the Wolverines will play at
home until Jan. 10.





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Spartan Attendance
Mark Faces Assault
EAST LANSING, Nov. 14 -(P)-
The largest home football crowd in
Michigan State College history-
possibly 25,000-will be on hand here
tomorrow to find out what keeps
the Spartans from ticking.
The Homecoming Day opposition
will be the always dangerous Mar-
quette University eleven which bat-
tled MSC to a 13-13 tie here last
year. State has won eight and
dropped six of the previous contests.
Although the Spartans haven't
won a game on their own field since
trimming Wayne University in the
opener, the fans have kept coming
back in larger numbers for each suc-
cessive home game.





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