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Make Coaches


Michigan's brilliant half back
duo, Bob Chappuis and Bump El-
liott, were named on the American
Football Coaches A All-
American first team, tils bein;
the first mythical eleven this yer
to honor two backs from one
Published annually by the Sal-
irday Evening Post, the Coaches
All-American is in its infancy. Ti
hree years it has gained rcco-,
iution as being one of he most
,horough and accurate means of
deciding just what an All-Ame -
can player should b- and sele(Iing
from the abundant talent avail-
able the country's best players.
The poll depends upon actual
observance of individual playt
caliber by the coaches or their
personal aides rather than on
the ability of newspaper head-
lines to create football stars.
More than 300 coaches partici-
pate in the poll of America's foot-
ball experts in their attempt to se-
lect the players they consider the
best in the nation.
Tad Wieman, President of the
American Football Coaches As-
sociation anfl former Michigan
coach, elaborating on the choice
of the Michigan duo writes, "Bob
Chappuis paced a troupe of ace
backs who ground out gains in
prodigious chunks. He was a for-
ward passer of exceptional poise
Indoor Sessions
Disappoint Crisler
Michigan's football squad ran
through another restricted prac-
tice in the crowded Yost Field
House today as boss Fritz Crisler
shook his head in a gesture of
"It's really not much use," he
said, summing up the seven day
local practice program. "We've
been able to accomplish about five
per cent of the work we have to
do before the Rose Bowl game."
"We've been able to get out-
doors for two brief practices, and
that was out in the snow.'''
Southern California has the ad-
vantage, according to Crisler, in
having kept in regular season
form two weeks longer than Mich-
igan via a Dec '6 game with Notre

for 1235 yards-1039 of them in
Big Nine gamnes, a new confer-
enc mreord. This year, playing
one less conference game, he
early equaled his 14)IG total
against Blig Nine opponents and
hit a new high of 1395 yards for
the season."
and prec iion, completimg forty-
eight of the eighty-six le attempts
('( fur t;7i yards and twelve
tou('ildO 1 v s."'
In hu, lie Iassed and rushed

Wieman continues. "Teamed
hougI ie was with such splendid
-acks as ebc Chappuis, Howard
Yeres a nd Jack Weisenburger,
Bump Elliott performed so bril-
lain i ly in Ls own right that he,
ike Chappuis, cuaified as an All-
Amni aian. Unlike Chappuis. who
oncentr-ated on offense, Bump
was a key defense operative too."
"A 168-pounder, standing five
feet ten, Elliott is the smallest

man on this year's Coaches'l
team. But he was one of the most
difficult men in the country to
bring down -fast and shifty, the
breakay type who is apt to go,
the ,iLm e a any time.
'1'he coaches round out their |
hack field with Johnny Lujack, i
NoCrc flamne, and Doak Walker,.i
Southern McthodisL Named to |
the Jine are ends, Barney Poole,
Missisinpi, and Bill Swiacki,


Last ose Bowl
ike Reminder
Rose Bowl bound students are
reminded that they may pick up
their tickets in Los Angeles at the
Edison Building, December 30, or
at the Huntington Hotel in Pasa-
dena from December 30 until noon
January 1.
According to ticket manager
Don Weir, students should claim
their pasteboards early to avoid
any possible confusion. Student
identification cards mustebe shown
in order to receive a pasteboard.
It had been announced that
tickets may be picked up one day
earlier than previously announced
to prevent congestion.
Don Weir, Ticket Manager,
warns that identification cards
and receipts will be closely
checked when presented for tick-.
ets on the West Coast.

Columbia; tackles, George Con-
nor, Notre Dame, and Bob
Davis, Georgia Tech; guards
Joseph Steffy, Army, and Rod
Franz. California: center,
(Charles Bednarik, Pennsylvania.
Michigan's Bob Mann, end, was
picked at an end post and Dan
Dworsky at center on the third
Jack Weisenburger. full back,
and Lennie Ford, end,were named,
as Wieman puts it, with "the good
ones who got squeezed out."
(onnor and Lujack were the
only two repeaters from the'
Coaches All-American of last
"The Coaches Association picks
All-American where it finds them,
without any attempt to distribute
the honors around the country,"
the article said.
Geographically, the breakdown
is: Midwest-four, East - three,
South-two, West Coast-one,
This year's lineup consists
mostly of seniors, averaging close
to 200 pounds, and ranging in age
from twenty to twenty-four.
Field House
Running Over
With Athletes
Yost Field House, that grand
old grandma of field houses, is
straining its girders.
Right now it is pjaying host to
some 5 of Michigan's 7 teams in
training. And if there is ever a
heavy dew or a quick freeze, the
hockey and swimming team may
drop over toe. At any event).
Groundskeeper Charlie Mutter is
having a wild time with his
Number one on his list is the
West end. Way down there,
Charlie and his boys have plowed
up beaten turf, have hoed down
and in general prepared it for
the indoor endeavors of our Rose
Bowl champions. With some 70
odd cleated feet digging around
in this small arena, this is some
For the basketball team just
about as much is under way. Be-
sides waxing the floor every day,
new glass backboards have gone
up. This involved a major engi-
neering feat in setting up the
huge tubular supports. Believe it
or not the people hornswoggled
into the end seats don't need gi-
raffe necks to see this' year. The
final touch, now underway, is the
installation of new scoreboards on
each' side of the floor. Resplen-
'dent with neon tubes, cathodes
and anodes, they are the latest
meow in the basket ball score
board field
Thinclad, Grapplers Train
Needless to say the thinclads
are still zooming about, though
a trifle cramped by the loss of
one end of the house and Ray
Fisher's hurlers are warming up
off to a side in a pre-season
practice session. To add the final
touch, Wolverine grapplers are
working out on the field house

Dorais Ousted;
Lions for S~
DIR"IT, Dee. 16-.1--The
removal of Charles E. (Gus)
Dorais as coach of the Detroit
Lions of the National Profes-
sional Football League was dis-
closed tonight.
Owner Fred Mandel made
known Dorais' removal and at
the same time indicated he
would sell the Lions, in whom
a near half-million dollar in-
vestment has gone sour over
the seven years of his owner-
Mandel's announcement that
Dorais would not coach the
Lions next fear followed short-
ly upon overtures to him to
sell the club, last place fin-
isher in the National League's
Western Division in 1947 and
never a champion for its own-

DETROIT', Dec. 16--RP)-The
Detroit Tigers sold first baseman-
outfielder Roy Cullenbine to the
Philadelphia Phillies of the Na-
tional League for an undisclosed
sum today.
General Manager Billy Evans
of the American League club said
the transaction% was a straight
sale, consummated this afternoon
with no side commitments.
The deal, Evans said, was made
with Herb Pennock, Vice Presi-
dent and General Manager of the
Phillies. Evans said all American
League clubs had waived on Cul-
In disposing of the 33-year-old
veteran of action with several
major league clubs, the Tigers
left their first base job for 1948
open to rookie claims, chief of
which is that of George Vico,
Beaumont youngster.
The Tigers shipped Vico, a

product of San Fernando, Calif.,
to their Beaumont farm of the
Western League after spring
training last year.
Cullenbine, who played first
base last year for Detroit after
Hank Greenberg's sale to Pitts-
burgh, was a leading figure in
the sweeping "free agent" ruling
of the late Commissioner K. M.
Landis in 1940.
At that time Cullenbine and
numerous other players on whom
Detroit held strings were declared
free agents and allowed to go
afield and bargain with other
The Cullenbine deal was the
first such action taken by the De-
troit club during the present
heavy trading season. The Cleve-
land Indians, New York Yankees
and the Boston Red Sox had
strengthened their clubs



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Swimming Squad Will Spend
Christmas Vacation in Florida



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nating shot in the arch.

Matt Mann left for Florida yes-
terday to attend the annual Win-
ter Clinic of some of the top
swimmers in the country, with the
amazing performances of some of
his natators firmly imbedded in
his mind.
Mann will be joined later by
twelve of this year's squad who
will stay in Fort Lauderdale dur-
ing the Christmas vacation. Some
of these men could very easily be
singled out for their excellent
work in one of the most success-
ful Swim Galas ever held.
Matt Mann III, who was
clocked in 4:55.2 in capturing
the 440-yard freestyle, is mak-
ing the trip. Mann barely
touched out teammate Gus
Stager in a thrilling battle that
brought the fans to their feet.
Bill Kogen, Tom Coates and Jay'
Sanford all freestylers also will
make the Florida trip. Kogen took
third places in the 50-yard han-
dicapped freestyle, the 150-yard
freestyle, and the sandicapped 75-
yard freestyle.
Sanford, chunky little freestyler,
took a fifth in the 150-yard event
and still was clocked in 1.28.5
which is very fast for anyone so
early in the season.
Others making the trip to Fort
Lauderdale are Art Johnson.
Ralph Johnson and freshman
Tom Smith, backstrokers. Breast-
strokers Bill Upthegrove, John Ar-
buckle and Irv Einbinder will

make the trip, as will divers
Ralph Trimborn and Frank Kel-
One of the Wolverines stay-
ing home during the vacation
will be Bob Sohl, who earned
the dubious distinction of hold-
ing a couple of world's records
for the shortest time on record
this past weekend. Sohl knocked
one-tenth of a second off both
the 100-yard and 106-meter
breaststroke marks.
His records and his elation
didn't last very long, however, as
he soon learned that another Big
Nine rival, Keith Carter of Pur-
due, had smashed the records to
little pieces as he turned in clock-
ings of :59.4 for the 100-yard dash
and 1:05.2 for the 100-meters.
Another great performance was
turned in by Captain Harry Holi-
day, who showed his versatility by
capturing the 100-yard back-
stroke in :59.8 and then coming
back the same gvening to cop a
third place in the 50-yard breast-


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