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7, 1947


wolverines Set To Face Hoosier Eleven on Saturday



Nov. 28-Detroit Red Wings
Dec. 6--McMaster University
Dec. 12-Windsor Spitfires
Dec. 18-Toronto University
Dec. 19-Toronto University
Jan. 9-North Dakota U.
Jan. 10-North Dakota U.
Jan. 16-at Minnesota
Jan. 17-at Minnesota
Jan. 31-at Michigan Tech
Feb. 2-at Michigan Tech
Feb. 6-Y-le
Feb. 7-Yale
Feb. 13-Minnesota
Feb. 14-Minnesota
Feb. 16-U. of California
Feb. 21Western Ontario
Feb. 27-Colorado U.
Feb. 28-Colorado U.
Mar. 5-Michigan Tech
Mar. 6-Michigan Tech

Trio of Wolverine Gridders
Honored as 'Players of Year'
_____________ -

Michia Carries C lea
Slate into Indiana Battle
Wistert, Kempthorn, Peterson Set for Duty ;
Squad Coneentrates on Stopping Taliaferro

Three outstanding Michigan
gridders - halfback Bob Chap-
puis, fullback Jack Weisenburger,
and Bob Mann - have been in-
vited to attend a special dinner
and ball at New York's Waldorf-
Astoria Hotel November 29.
Each of the Wolverine stars
received telegrams late Wednes-
day evening from Walter S.
Mack, president of a soft drink
company and a member of the
Ball Executive Committee, in-
forming them that they na ve



been selected as "an outstanding
football player of the year by a
committee of newspaper and
sports experts."
The telegrams stated that all
traveling and accommodation ex-
penses at the Waldorf-Astoria will
be paid by the committee and that
each of the players can bring "any
girl of your selection."
But that's not all. The honored
gridders will receive a special gift
from the committee headed by
Mayor William O'Dwyer of New
It didn't take long for the Wol-
verine gridders to reply positive-
ly to the invitation.
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Michigan's high-geared football
team, riding on the crest of a six-
game winning streak, will undergo
light workouts this afternoon be-
fore taking on wily "Bo" McMil-
lin's Hoosier eleven before a ca-
pacity crowd of 85,938 tomorrow
at Michigan Stadium.
The "experts" have agreed
that Michigan has too much
speed, passing ability, poise and
alertness for Indiana, and the
professional odds-makers have
installed the Wolverines as a
three-touchdown favorite, but
Indiana on two former occas-
ions did not run true to form and
upset the Maize and Blue in 1944
and 1945. Fritz Crisler fears that
that the Hoosiers, from a psy-
chological standpoint, may be in
a perfect spot to do it again.
How to stop George Taliaferro,
Indiana's sensational 195-pound
halfback, will be Michigan's prim-
ary mission tomorrow. The Gary
Galloper is Indiana's power run-
ner, top passer and punter, fine
pass receiver, and defensive stand-
The Wolverine coach believes
Frosh Stress
Weber Begins Hunt
For Place-Kicker

that Taliaferro is the toughestI
back his boys face all year. "Ie'sI
pretty rough," admits Wally
Teninga, the jack-of-all-trades
in the Wolverine backfield who
palyed Army football alongside
Taliaferro at Camp Lee, Va., last
Despite a 3-2-1 season's record,
the Hoosiers hold a wide statis-
tical advantage over their six pre-
vious opponents in almost every
department. Particularly damag-
ing, however, have been the 14
passes Indiana has allowed to be
intercepted and its 19 fumbles,
13 of which were lost.
"Is the best defense a strong of-
fense?" will be the age-old dis-
pute pigskin fans will discuss when
reviewing the two schools' offen-
sive and defensive records this
year. Michigan ranks as the top
offensive power in the Big Nine
and the second best throughout
the nation, but Indiana holds the
distinction of being the No. 1 de-
fensive unit in the Western Con-
Lenny Ford, the Michigan de-
fensive end who was highly laud-
ed by Crisler for his excellent
performance against Illinois last
Saturday, suffered a slight char-
ley horse in his leg at yesterday's
practice, but he will be ready for
duty tomorrow.
The rest of the Wolverines are
reported to be in excellent physi-
cal condition. There is a possibil-
ity that even fullback Tom Peter-
son, believed to be out for the sea-
son due to a cracked rib, may see
action tomorrow.
Fullback Dick Kempthorn, out
since his knee injury in the Pitt
game, and tackle Al Wistert, a
casualty in the Illinois battle,
worked in the Wolverines' inten-
sive drills yesterday, indicating
that they are "rarin' to go" to-
morrow once Crisler gives them
the nod.

Team Host to
OSU Today
Michigan's lightweight eleven
will be after its second straight
conference win when the midget
Wolverines square off against the
Buckeyes of Ohio State this after-
noon at 3:15 on old Ferry Field.
Coach Cliff Keene wound up a
week of intensive drills by sending
his charges through light offensive
maneuvers yesterday. The final
polishing up of the lightweight's
attack lasted until well after sun-
Lost to the team by way of the
Jayvee game at East Lansing will
be John Wilcox and Dean Ryan,
both outstanding performers in
last Saturday's 33-0 rout of Ill-
nois. Listed as doubtful starters
due to knee injuries suffered in
practice this week are Bob Rogers
and Brad McKee, mainstays of the
forward wall.
The Buckeyes, stinging from a
13-0 defeat at the hands of Wis-
consin's lightweight aggregation,
which boasts an unblemished rec-
ord, are expected to provide the
acid test for Michigan's forward
wall. Pleased by the performance
of his pint-sized line in last week's
battle with the Illini, Coach Keene
expects a much tougher day
against the Buckeyes.
Probable starters for Michigan
wlil be George Strong and Brad
McKee at the ends, Bob Hicks and
Barry Breakey at tackle and Don
O'Connell and John Allred at the
guard posts. George Bradley will
handle the pivot duties for the
Wolverines. In the backfield, Cap-
tain Charlie Ketterer will call the
signals, with Doug Wicks and Jim
Morrish at the halves and Ed Ros-
sati at fullback.
With the kickoff scheduled for
3:15, a large crowd of Wolverine
fans are expected to be on hand.
. . . DO YOU KNOW that
Michigan has faced the Buck-
eyes of Ohio State more often
than any other school, having
met OSU 43 times. Of 'these
contests Michigan has won 28
with 3 resulting ties.




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Concentrating on another fun-
damental technique essential to a
well-schooled football squad, Coach
Wally Weber stressed the kicking
game for the first time in fresh-
v. man practice yesterday.
Hunt Place-Kicker
------ With a weather eye out for a
prospective Jim Brieske, Weber
held contests among five place
kicking specialists. During the first
few rounds, the booters had plenty
of time to ping the ball through
7s the uprights.
But Weber, a firm believer in
"producing under pressure," lines
up two squads that reacted like
Minnesota charging against Mich-
igan to put the frosh kickers un-
der fire constantly. Two point-
after-touchdown men drew special
notice from Weber, Hal Pink, a
product of Detroit Northwestern,
and Pete Palmer, a Hoosier boy.
The drills then centered on
punting and the play of the line-
men in covering downfield boots
According to Weber, the true test
of any performer is shown when
he is almost blinded by the blaz-
ing colors of the opponents' uni-
forms around him - and his per-
sonnel really produced.
Booming Punts
Jerry Burns and John Hess
arched the ball so high andfar
that "even an end confined to a
wheelchair with an acute case of
sciatica" could rush down to cover
the kick.
5 Offensive and defensive work
were assigned to all the players, so
that they could perfect their tricks
of trying to break through to block
the kick in addition to protesting
ars the punter.
A grueling scrimmage towards
the goal line from ten yards out
climaxed the freshman session.
Considered the territory in which
the most fervid resistance is en-
countered, this area was selected to
perfect the scoring plays and the
punch of the team.

Michigan's Jayvees will play
their fourth game of the season
this afternoon against the MSC
"B" squad at East Lansing.
Concomitant with their desire
to attain a .500 average this sea-
son is the determination to avenge
the defeat they suffered at the
hands of State's gridders earlier
this year.
Coach George Ceithaml stated
that the team was generally bet-
ter, but could make no definite
statements until after today's
He added that the Jayvees have
a hard time getting an offense, or
for that matter team play, or-
ganized and coordinated. "Their
specific job is to run plays against
the varsity, and if that helps the
varsity win it's a successful season
for us," Ceithaml said.
He went on to say that this

Jayvees Aim at Even Break
In Series with MSC Reserves

three week layoff has given him
more chance to work with the
team and work on plays. As a re-
sult their timing is better, and
thus the offensive machine is
working more smoothly.
There have been a few per-
sonnel changes since the Jay-
vees tussled with Northwestern.
Dan Frank is starting at left end
with John Linville holding down
the other flanking post.
The rest of the line is still as
it was with Dave Gomberg and
John Eizonas working at tackles,
Alan Fitch and John Maturo at
guard and Don Nichols in the
pivot slot.
Newcomers in the starting line-
up in the backfield are John Wil-
cox at left half, and John Combes
at full. Irv Small will operate at
quarter and Al Noble will hold
down the right half position.

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