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October 01, 1948 - Image 7

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Ortmann, Van Brocklin
To Match Aerial Ability
The outcome of tomorrow's football entanglement between Mich-
igan and Oregon may well be decided by the one who throws the
"mostest" and hits the "mostest."
Both the Wolverines and the West Coast invaders will have in
their starting line-ups a more-than-capable passer. Oregon carries
their insurance policy on the right arm of Norm Van Brocklin, while
Michigan has become partial to young Chuck "Chow" Ortmann.


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VAN BROCKLIN, quarterbacking leader of the Webfoots offen-
-,sive, is a seasoned player. He's got
the Pacific Coast writers barking
his praises as the best passer since
Sports Frankie Albert starred for Stan-

BROOKLYN - (IP)---Authorities
at Swedish Hospital said today
that Jeff Heath, slugging Boston
Brave outfielder, was resting com-
Heath broke his left leg near
the ankle sliding into home plate
in yesterday's game against the
Brooklyn Dodgers.
LOS ANGELES - (A') - Veteran
Frank Parker and Davis Cup ace
Ted Schroeder easily stroked their
way into the men's singles semi-
finals of the Pacific Southwest
Tennis Tournament today.
Parker, of Pasadena, Calif.,
sailed through his quarter-final
match with Herb Flam of Beverly
Hills, Calif., 6-2, 6-0, 6-2.
Schroeder, of Glendale, Calif.,
polished off Vic Seixas of Phila-
delphia, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.
PORTLAND, Ore.-(I)-Favor-
ite Ben Hogan of Hershey, Pa.,
and two rivals shot five under par
67s today to share the first round
lead of the 72-hole Portland Open
Golf Tournament with about half
the field checked in.
Gridders. Fight
For Positions
More than three weeks remain
until the lightweight edition of
Michigan's 1947 championship grid
squads opens its season at Illinois
but only the uncertainty of the
lineup attests to that fact.
The 150-pounders were running
hard and hitting with mid-season
vigor yesterday as the battle for
starting positions neared the two
week mark.
Biggest scramble for positions
right now centers on the quarter-
back slot where George Sipp, Jerry
Burns and Ed Morey have been al-
ternating in highly satisfactory
Prentice Ryan, a streak of
greased lightning in a broken field,
has gone back to right half after
a brief trial at guard and has
been very impressive so far.
Frank Whitehouse hastaken up
the kicking duties once again and
booted well in the lone kicking
drill held so far, while Wilcox
who kicked the extra points last
season will probably take over that
job again this year.
The squad should begin to take
on a very definite shape along
about next Wednesday afternoon
when Coach Cliff Keen plans to
hold the first big intra-squad
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at the Student Publications Bldg.

Ortmann, on the other hand,
has behind him exactly one
game of varsity competition. Be-
fore the MSC meeting last week,
the surprising sophomore put in
his gridiron time for Michigan
with the junior varsity last year.
It was strictly basic training in
Michigan fundamentals, however,
because as a freshman, he wasn't
allowed to play in any games.
Ortmann, an all-city, all-state, all-
everything halfback from Milwau-
kee, responded well to Coach
George Ceithaml's teachings.
In practice this fall, he made
this so evident to head man Bennie
Oosterbaan that the rangy youth
couldn't be ignored. Then because
of starter Gene Derricotte's in-
jury in the Spartan tilt, Ortinann
was put on the firing line sooner
than he expected.
* * *
HE THREW but three passes,
connecting on two. But more im-
portant, his pitching arm moved
the stalled Wolverine offense. Still
more encouraging was his POISE.
Ortmann, standing six-feet-
one, has the necessary height to
fade back and look over the
field before letting loose with his
bullet-like passes. When he does
throw, he pegs from the side
of his head as if he were throw-
ing a baseball.
This is the main lesson for
which "Chow" can thank Ceit-
haml. According to the blond tail-
back, "I got rid of the unessential
trimmings like palming the ball
and playing with it, instead of
being set to pass as soon as I spot
my receiver."
Never adverse to constructive
criticism, Ortmann welcomes hlp-
ful hints either from the coaching
staff or his teammates. In fact,
the improved passer has tried to
categorically file in the back of
his mind the approximate height
which each end or back likes to
catch the ball on flat passes.
* * *
IN RETURN, he claims that
"I've gotten more blocking than
I've been used to." His protection
forms like a cup around him and
he takes plenty of time before
whipping the ball.
This, according to a report by
the Oregon publicity man Art
Litchman, is similar to the iron
wall thrown up in front of Van
Brocklin. Only three times in
two seasons has he been dropped
behind the line of scrimmage
when attempting to pass.
A six man ring of Webfoots
form behind the scrimmage line
and another one is used as a
rover inside the ring. If anyone
breaks through, the rover takes
care of him and the remaining
six continue blocking. With this
protection, Van Brocklin is as
safe as a babe in a cradle.
Figuring that Ortmann and Van
Brocklin both receive this impreg-
nable outer defense, it will be a
case of the one who throws the
"mostest" will probably hit the
An Adventure in
Good Smoking

3 U M E - M A ® E C A R-Frank Mayes of Johnson, Ark., sits in front-drive, three-wheeled vehi-
cle he built from an old auto engine, parts of a jeep and scrap. It cost X1,800.

T A X I S E R V I C E--Linda Geishauser pays Tommy Connors one comic book for a ride in taxi-
cab powered by Peter Provost (left) at Portland, Me. The dog, Mitzie, rides free.

R Q M E Z 0 0 N E W C 0 M E R--A baby elephant gets a drink of milk from Dr. Ermanno
Bronzini, veterinarian, shortly after its birth at the Rome, Italy, zoo. A female, it weighed 224.4
pounds and is believed first elephant born in Europe in 10 years.

U N G A R T C R I T I C-Swiss scenes in oil prove quite an attraction for Teddy Calinson,
10 months old, at an outdoor art exhibit at Washington Square, New York.

Al O'Grady's
the big shop
on South University
No Waiting - We Satisfy
Telephone 6140

! S R A E L P 0 N - U P S-Looking over pin-ups on Jewish armored car door in the new state of
Israel are (left to right) :Abram Cohen of Tel Aviv, Alfred Allenbogen of Romania, Murray Schesh,
ko of New York and Joe Blank of Toronto, Canada.

' H 0 L Y N I C H T' I N I T A L Y - Half a million Italians, tourists and Catholic Action
members jam St. Peter's Square in Rome to take part in a "Holy Night." The event was part of
80th anniversary celebration of founding of The Young Men of Catholic Action.

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