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THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE

Thoinason
Wins Fall
Track Title
Track men donit usually think
of food when they are running.
But it was a different story yes-
terday as the first ten varsity and
freshman distance men to cover a
one and two-thirds mile cross
c'ountry course were awarded the
right to attend a, turkey dinner
in their honor.
Footing the bill Monday night
at the Union will be local track en-
thusiast Phil Diamoud. The feast
will honor Bob Thomason, Justin
Williams, Garth Kirkendall, Shel
Capp, Bruce Vreelhnd, Ted Bird-
sall, Don McEwen, Aaron Gordon,
Ron Packer and Don. Cooper.
These ten men were the first to
cross that finish line in Wednes-
day's season clincher on the Uni-
versity Golf course.
As Thomason set a new record
of 7:32.8 for the distance, the
runners concluded two and a half
month's work on the hill and dale
course.

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GUANTSTAN
By MURRAY GRANT ... Daily Sports Editor
As we go into our last week of prognosticating, our own private
shaky limb is on its last legs, but there is one consolation-Navy
doesn't play this week.
Our average dropped a few points last week as we called
six out of nine on the nose, including the upset win Ohio State
scored over Illinois. We've picked 54 right out of 75 for a season's
record of .720, with ten more coming up now.
MICHIGAN-OHIO STATE-Michigan is loaded with buckshot
for the Buckeyes and they plan to use every bit of their ammunition
tomorrow. They have that first place rating to hold and Notre Dame
will rave two more games after Michigan has completed its season.
The town of Columbus is going wild right now, but after our Wol-
verines make mince meat of the Buckeyes the town will look like
a western ghost town. Michigan to. pour it on, over and around the
Buckeyes.
e * e
ILLINOIS-NORTHWESTERN-This is another top scrap of the
day. The question is, "Have the Wildcats saved enough after their
great battle with a certain South Bend team?" Our guess is that the
Rose Bowl is on their finger-tips and Illinois isn't going to stand in
their way. Northwestern, by a substantial margin.
PURDUE-INDIANA-Ths game will decide only one thing-
which team will retain the traditional Old Oaken Bucket. Both
Purdue and Indiana are working toward dismal seasons. A win
in this traditional brawl will add some prestige, but not much
else. Not much to choose from, but we'll stick with Purdue since
they are 14 points better than Indiana by comparative scores with
Michigan.
MINNESOTA-WISCONSIN-This will add injuries to insult as
the Gophers make their last vain attempt to get to Pasadena. The
Badgers will also make a vain attempt, but they haven't got enough
to win. I'll bet Harry Stuhldreher is thankful the season ends with
this one. Now all he has to worry about is whether or not he'll have
a job next year. Minnesota in a breeze.
10WA-BOSTON UNIVERSITY- The Terries from Boston are
trying to get into the big time, but they're also biting off more than
they can chew.. Iowa isn't the greatest team in the Big Nine, but
they have more than enough to tame the Terriers.
SMU-BAYLOR-The Mustangs are headed for the Cotton
Bowl, but Baylor has upset in their eyes. Maybe it's only some
southwestern dust as Doak Walker et al have more than. Baylor
can take. SMU continues down victory trail.
*. * * *
DARTMOUTH-PRINCETON-This should be the game of the
day in the East. Both teams have good ground attacks, but the Tigers,
are weak on pass defense, while the Indians also possess a strong aerial
attack. On that basis we'll pick Dartmouth.
HARVARD-YALE-The "do-or-die" struggle that is as old as foot-
ball comes up for another test tomorrow. Neither team has put
together a great season, but winning this one always makes a bad
season look lots better. We'll take Yale in an upset.
NORTH CAROLINA-DUKE-Another Bowl-bound team takes
on a traditional foe. The Tarheels have Justice and that should
be enough. Choo-Choo Charley seems to have been given the
title of the best back in the country, and North Carolina's record
bares out that premise. The Tarheels should twist the Blue Devil's
tail.
PENN STATE-PITT-The Panthers have been winning with a
strange consistency, but the Nittany Lions are one of the nation's
best. Pitt would like to add this one to their string, but their desires
can't overcome the strength Penn State has. -Penn State should take
this one for their second straight undefeated season.

igh tweightsFace OS U Today

By MERLE LEVIN
(Special to The Daily)
COLUMBUS--The vanguard of
Michigan's football warriors ar-
rives in this football-whacky city
today to do battle with the Scarlet
and Gray-clad Buckeyes of Ohio
State.
The Wolverine lightweights,
seeking a share in the Western
Conference 150-lb. crown for the
second straight year, will take on
a winless Buckeye midget squad
at 3 p.m. in the lid-lifter of a gi-
gantic football weekend here.
* * *
TOMORROW morning it will
be the Michigan jayvees versus
the Buckeye jayvees and tomor-
row afternoon the top game in the
nation will be played in Buckeye
stadium; but for this afternoon
the eyes of football-hungry alum-
ni are turned to the battle of the
little guys.
Needing this game to tie Wis-
consin for the title the little
Wolverines are prepared for

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By B. S. BROWN ers to overcome, especially when Ohio State, on the oth
There's a lot of reminiscing go-
Tngron in te variscers go you remember what happned last has only prestige to gaint
Ann Arbor today. year when the Buckeyes decided tory over the Wolverines,
Quite a few people remember not to be a party to Michigan's tige that every Michigan
how Michigan was picked to slaughters. guns for. Knock the top
swamp the Buckeyes just a year There's no Rose Bowl at stake and you rank among h
ago. The Wolverines were headed for the Wolverines, but there's a Just look at the bouquets
for the Rose Bowl, had the Big winning streak of 22 games to
Nine crown cinched, and were rid- protect and increase, and there's Northwestern - bound sin
:ng the crest in the Associated the undefeated season to finish Wildcats all but topple
Press poll. Everyone was casually out. Dame.
awaiting another gridiron debacle. ----____ ----------
There was only one dissenter. -_
A guy named "Fritz" Crisler told
the radio audience two days be-
fore the Buckeyes invaded Ann lEY SA I IT COULDN".T BE DONE
Arbor that the game would be
tough. Everyone smiled toler-
-antly and said, "Fritz is funnier
tossed off his warning and won- 0 KM ! ll do it!
dered if the 58-6 score of the
year before would be surpassed.
By 5:00 p.m. Saturday after-
noon, the Michigan boosters began
to realize that Crisler had called UE
his shot. They had failed to take
into account the tremendous spirit'
the Buckeyes brought with themAT oMN
[rom Columbus. The final score 0A CICTURE
was 21-0, but the closeness of the
battle had its effects.
The following week, when Notre is now extended to cover the small
Dame defeated Southern Cali-
fornia, 40-6, Michigan dropped
into second place in the AP poll. fraternity, sorority, dorm, etc. dances.
The Ohio boys had a right to be
proud of themselves. Both black & white and color photos
And so it is this year. No one
except Wes Fesler and his are availablc on a similar plan.
hepped-up charges, and per-
haps the Michigan team, are
looking forward to anything but
a Wolverine rout of the home
squad.
The dopesters have Michigan
figured as a 14 point favorite. One
of the football magazines goes as See our ad on Page 6
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