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Wolverines Meet Hoosiers in Opener





To Add Color
On Saturday
Loken and MacGowan
Direct Colorful Squad
Adding color bo the University of
Michigan grid opener tomorrow will
be eight versatile cheerleaders led by
veteran Bill MacGowan, and direct-
ted, for the first time, by a faculty
adviser, Newton Loken.
MacGowan, who hails from Jack-
sonville, Fla., was unanimnously elect-
ed by the rest of the squad as Root-
er King last week by virtue of his
past three years of experience at the
helm of Maize and Blue cheering.
He will give starting directiOns to
the other cheerleaders as well as to
th student section.
Outfitted in tight pants, bright
golden sweaters with blue block
M's, and white tennis shoes, the
cheerleaders will attempt to pro-
vide a bit of entertainment by per-
forming tumbling feats, in addition
to leading the yells. ,
The traditional trumpet yell will
be used again, but the jitterbug step
has been replaced by a series of back
flips, somersaults and sky rockets.
. Bob Schoendube and Chico Ken-
nedy, two of the more agile mem-
bers, claim distant homes in Man-
ila and Havana, Cuba, respectively,
while Bob Willoughby, and Dave
Lake are Ann Arbor lads. Complet-
ing the aggregation of cheerleaders
are Loyal Jodar, Grosse Pointe;
George Johnson, Flint; and Tom
Tillman, Muskegon.

lGridders Finish Contact

Dodgers Score Triumph Over
Phillies To Stay in Flag Race

Work in Good Condition
Coach Crisler Undecided on Starting Line-uip;
Robinson and Madar Still Benched by Injuries


verines' '45 fullback, will play
Saturday against Bo McMillan's
B' Team Contests
Free for Students
Andrew S. Baker, Wolverine ticket
manager, announced yesterday that
all students will be admitted to games
played by Michigan's B team on pres-
entation of their student tickets to
the varsity games.
Faculty members should present
their usual coupons, and the general
public will be charged $1.00, includ-
ing tax.
The first B contest is scheduled for
10:30 a.m. tomorrow morning, when,
Coach Wally Weber's eleven enter-
tains Grand Rapids Junior College.

Associate Sports Editor
Michigan's grid machine, primed
for the season's opener Saturday and
out to avenge two straight defeats by
Indiana, finished final contact drills
yesterday with- a two hour blocking
and signal session in preparation for
the Hoosier game.
Coach Fritz Crisler's squad has
come through the pre-season prac-
tices with only two injuries - Don
Robinson and Elmer Madar, who are
both suffering leg ailments-and is in
good shape for the contest. As yet,
the Maize and Blue mentor has not
named his starting line-up and may
not do so until game time. Whether
the Wolverines kick-off or receive
will be the determining factor in Cris-
ler's selection.
Three Deep in Each Position
The Wolverines will be at least
three deep in every position including
a veteran line which is almost intact
from last season and a galaxy of
established backfield men. At the
ends the opening call will probably go
to Captain Art Renner and Ed Mc-
Neill. Elmer Madar, star flanker in
1942, took part in yesterday's practice,
but has yet to scrimmage and is a
doubtful started.
Hal Watts at center, Dom Tomasi
and George Kraeger at guards and
Bruce Hilkene and Bill Pritula are
good bets for line duty at kick-off.
Indiana Loses All-Americans
In the backfield Coach Crisler has
several combinations. Because of ex-
perience Howard Yerges will likely
call the signals, with Gene Derricotte
at tailback, Paul White at right half,
and Jack Weisenburger at full to
open the contest. Another combina-
tion has Pete Elliott calling signals,
Bumps Elliott and Ralph Chubb at
the halves and Dan Dworsky in the
fullback spot.
Bo McMillin's Hoosiers have the
same lineup that spelled defeat for
the Crisler eleven last fall with three
big exceptions. Those exceptions are
All-American ends Bob Ravensburg
and Ted Kluszewski and George Tal-
iaferro who was the leading ground-
gainer in the Conference last year.'
Pihos Plays Full Back
However, the Hoosiers offense still
retains three big guns, Ben Raimondi,
Pete Pihos, and Mel Groomes with a

number of good supporting backs.
Raimondi led the Big Nine passers as
the Indianans swept to the '45 cham-
pionship. This season his pitching is
again expected to form the basis of
attack and the Michigan coaching
staff have been stressing pass de-
fense all week to stop the Raimondi
Pihos, who made All-American as
an end in 1943 but switched to full-
back last year will be Michigan's main
worry on the ground. His hard plung-
ing and the end sweeps of Groomes
form a formidable one-two punch,
which the Maize and Blue gridders
must stop.
By virtue of two successive upset
wins over the Wolverines-20-0 in '44,
and 13-7 in '45-Bo McMillin became
the second coach to gain an edge over
a Crisler-coached Michigan team.
Last season's loss also knocked the
Wolverines out of the Conference title
and provides them with double mo-
tive for revenge.
Last Year's Game Meant Title
B o b "Hunchy" Hoernschmeyer
paced the Bloomington lads to victory
two years ago with his passing. Last
year it was the same story with Rai-
mondi taking over for Hoernschmeyer
in the pitching duties.
After being outplayed completely
in the first half and trailing 13-0, the
Wolverine offensive got into high
gear. However, after scoring one
touchdown and marching to the In-
diana five yard line with a minute to
play the Maize and Blue attack was
halted by McMillin's aggregation.
That game, played in early Octo-
ber ultimately proved the deciding
one for the Big Nine championship as'
both squads were undefeated by other
Conference schools, tthouh In-
diana wias tied by Northwvestcrn , ?-.7
All men interested in trying
out for positions as football man-
agers report to Max Kogen any
time after 3:15 p.m. today at Fer-
ry Field..
Sophomores and Juniors are
needed as student managers in
the Intramural department Ap-
plicants are to report immediate-
ly to Bill Jennett, Senior Mana-
ger, Main Office, Sports Build-

"_, Y(B ROO tK L YN, Sept. 26 -( ')-
Brooklyn's hopes of overtaking the.
St. Louis Cardinals took on new life
today when the' Dodgers, rebound-
ing from yesterday's setback by Phil-'
' adelphia, turned on the Phillies with
_ a 13-hit attack which produced an
The victory closed the gap between
them and the front-running St.
Louis Cardinals to half a game. The
Dodgers now have two games tohgo
and the Cards, idle today, have
three. Both clubs finish at home, the
Dodgers clashing with Boston's
. Braves twice and the Red Birds
meeting the Chicago Cubs three
__ _.._ tim es.
Reiser Breaks Bone
HAROLD WATTS . . . Rated last The victory proved costly for the
year's most valuable Wolverine Dodgers, however, since outfielder
player, Watts will probably start at Pete Reiser suffered a broken bone
center against Indiana Saturday in his left leg sliding back to first
afternoon. base in the first inning.
- - Before a capacity crowd of 31,708
. the Dodgers got off to a one-run
CriLter T 'lead in the first and scored four
more, knocking out Schanz in the
fourth. The Brooks continued their
Coach "Fritz" Crisler unveils his
1946 gridiron behemoth Saturday
which stands helmet-deep in tal-
ent but which oddly enough lacks a
potential All-American.
Actually Michigan has had 28 All- M E
Americans, more than any other
Western Conference school from
which the bulk of the nation's top
gridders come. Wee Willie Heston
started the parade back in 1903-04 F irs t W'Vee
and the line-up includes such All-
Timers as Adolph (Germany)
Schultz, Bennie Oosterbaan and
Tom Harmon. Heston, Harmon and
Albert Benbrook were the only stars
to make the select circle two years
running and Oosterbaan cashed in
on each of his three years of com- ryuts Ser
Eight of the pigskin immortals in rste w
have emerged from under the guid-
ing hand of Crisler. Ralph Heikki-
nen was the first in 1938 and Har-
mon ('39-'40), Ed Frutig ('40) and
Bob Westfall ('41) followed in ra-4:
pid order. Al Wistert caught the
train in '42 to form one of the few CONJFEREI
All-American families in history. STU DENT PUBL I C
Brother Whitey made it in 1933.
Julius Franks, '42, became the
first Negro to join the group, and
Merv Pregulman and Bill Daley were
the last of the greats to come off the
Ann Arbor campus a year later.

assault on Oscar Judd when Joe
Medwick hit his second home run of
the season into the left field seats
with Augie Galan aboard.
The Game isn't D
won without
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