SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 1950
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
by merle levin, sports co-editor
FOTBLLwhich never manages to remain a dead issue around
ths at for very long, moves back into the limelight tomorrow
and who do you like in the Rose Ball next fall?
It could be Michigan but the Wolverines' chances depend on
(1) the performances of several sophomores up from the most
promising freshman squad Michigan has produced in a decade
(2)a successful solution of the quarterback problem and
Among the sophs whose names loom large in the Wolverine
grid picture are Roger Zatkoff, a hard-hitting fullback who is being
touted as another Kempthorn (could such things be?) backing up
the line, Dave Hill, a very fast and very talented halfback from
Ypsilanti who may get a trial at end, Emil Morlock 190-lb. center
from Grand Rapids, Dick Strozewski, a big hard-charging tackle
from South Bend, Indiana of all places, and Lowell Perry, a talented
end who played alongside Hill at Ypsilanti.
A HALF-DOZEN OTHER newcomers including Bill Billings, a
50-yd. punter in high school, Frank Howell, a speedy halfback who
was used against the varsity in scrimmage last fall, Ted Toper, a
gigantic fullback from the steel mill district of E. Chicago, Id.,
quarterback M~ark Scarr, and twp men who saw no. varsity action
last year, halfback Jim Eldrigde and center Ed Kuzanek are being
counted on heavily.
If just four or five of these men live up to the promise they
displayed last year, then you had better make your reservations
for Pasadena early-IF, Oosterbaan can successfully hurdle his
two biggest problems.
As was the case last year, Oosterbaan will be playing Quarterback,
Quarterback, Which, One's My Quarterback during the spring drills.
Run through the rosters of the great teams of the past few years
and you find Tucker and Galiffa quarterbacking for Army, Lujack,
Tripucka and Williams calling signals for Notre Dame and Yerges
and Elliott running Michigan's undefeated 1947 and 1948 squads. All
of which points to the fact that you can't build a great team without
a great quarterback.
* * * *
THE LOGICAL CANDIDATE for the quarterback slot would seem
to be Bill Putich, the little sophomore from Cleveland who won a
measure of undying fame on his first play as a collegian against
Michigan State last fall.
But Putich saw less than 20 minutes of actual competition
during the '49 season and the extent of his ability is still untested.
He's sure to get plenty of attention from the coaching staff as
will Scarr who drew rave notices on the basis of his work with
the freshman squad.
Scarr like Putich, though, is green and thus the quarterbacking
situation still looks dark at the moment. Jerry Burns, who saw
some action against Stanford last fall and who starred for the 150-lb.
gridders in 1948 is another possibility, but Burns is pretty small to
absorb the punishment dished out by some of these bruising Big
* * * *
IT'S A GOOD BET THAT Oosterbaan will install some of his
surplus halfbacks for a trial at the signal-calling post this spring
but at the moment their identities are pure speculation.
Oosterbaan's other problem is psychological and don't any-
one tell you that psychology isn't an important factor in winning
Michigan's third game of the season is with Army, the team
that halted the Wolverine's 25-game winning streak last fall, the
only major football team that Michigan has never beaten.
THE THOUGHT UPPERMOST right now in every Wolverine grid-
der's mind is the thought of beating Army next fall in Yankee
Stadium. Whether Michigan beats the Cadets next October or not, the
Army tilt is going to represent a climax to almost a year of prepara-
* tion by the Wolverines and there is bound to be a let-down the fol-
lowing week. That weekend Michigan plays Wisconsin which figures,
to be one of the top teams in the Western Conference!
So, if Michigan can get by Wisconsin, if Oosterbaan can develop
an A-1 quarterback, and if the Maize and Blue sophs come through
4 as expected, it looks like a great year for Michigan. Wanna trade
Barthell Takes Close Second
As Michigan Places Fourth
Special to The Daily
WEST POINT, New York --x
Michigan's Gymnasts finished
fourth, as Edsel Buchanan and
Pete Barthell starred for the Wol-
verines. in the NCAA Champion--
Buchanan scored an impressive
266 points to retain his trampo-
line championship, and reek sweet
revenge on Iowa's Bill Harris, whox
HARRIS DEFEATED Buchanan
last week in the Big-Ten meet.
Michigan's Captain Pete Barthell =
finished second in the parallel
bars, third in tumbling, and?
fourth in the all-around.r
'M' Baseball GOLF GOES MODERN:
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Barthell was nosed out by ,PETE BARTHELL
three pointsainsthe parallel barsT close second
by Joe Kotys, Kent State's
Olympic star. Barthell had 278 gan captain missed second by
points and Kotys an astound- one point.
ing 281. In tumbling the Michi- Gordie Levenson, Michigan's
number 2 man on trampoline,
failed to place as he nearly fell
MSC Takes off the tramp.
MICHIGAN'S sophomore sen-
oxing Third. 1 sation, Connie Ettl, performed
creditably against tough competi-
tion as he took 8th in all-around,
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.-(A)-- eighth in high bars, and seventh
Two dark horse teams from the in parallel bars.
west, Idaho and Gonzaga, tied Illinois, which last week won
for the team championship in t'ne the Big-Ten championship, cap-
13th National Collegiate A.A. Box- tured the NCAA crown. The
ing tournament last night as fav- Illini nosed out defending,
ored Michigan State saw three clmpion Temple, scoring 26
finalists go down to defeat. points to the Owls 25.
Idaho and Gonzaga, winning Penn State was third with 24
two individual titles apiece, earn- markers. The Wolverines had 19
ed 18 points each. Michigan State and Michigan State was fifth with
finished third with 13 points, one 171. Syracuse and Navy were
more than Louisiana State. last sixth and seventh, respectively.
year's champions, Ted Thrash of
Louisiana State and Leonard Wal- TIlE ALL-AROUND title went
ker of Idaho, came through again, to Kotys. Mel Stout of Michigan
although Walker fought in a dif- State was second. Bill Hayes of
ferent class this year. Temple finished in front of Bar-
The point score after the semi thell to take third.
finals stood at 13 for Michigan Kotys also took the high bar
State, eight each for Gonzaga, title and Irv Bidana of Illinois
Idaho and Syracuse and seven finished first in tumbling.
each for Louisiana State, last Michigan's performance was
year s winner, Maryland and Penn quite creditable as they finished
State. Each victory in the final fourth with only a small squad of,
is worth five points. four men competing.I
Fans To Get Kaiei
New StandsBy CY ARLTON
Michigan's present "M
Bert. Katzenmeyer is an
coach with an unusual r
Diehard traditionalists may not In hithreeuyear
apprve f te cang, bt Mch' In his three years of
approve of the change, but Michi- Maize and Blue link squa
gan will have a new baseball stadi- zenmeyer has achieved
um this year. viable record of winning tl
To most Maize and Blue base- ern Conference title twice
ball fans, however, the construc- years. Both in 1947 and
tion of new stands to replace the has led the Wolverine I
former seating hazard, which has to Big Ten crowns.
stood for more than 50 years, will
WHAT MAKES his coa
be a welcomed improvement, unusual is his great dev
the game, which he ha
RISING ON the Ferry Field site since childhood, and his
teaching methods. Katzen
of the wincwiown and long-since great believer that a go
antiquated eyesore of seasons past correct himself only if h
is a modern, steel and concrete mental image of what he
structure that, with weather per- wrong, uses visual techn
mitting, will be completed in time movies and demonstrati
for the Wolverine diamonds tensively.
squad's home season opener April
17 against WayneUniversity.rI After most practice
on the University links, h
Part of the athletic facilities his charges indoors and
improvement program that them movies of. their
started last fall with the ex- performance which he
pansion of the Michigan foot- himself. This enables We
ball stadium and continued the linksmen to get the prop
winter with the enlargement of spective on their strokea
the Coliseum, the new baseball other intricacies of tee
stands are being financed en- thus permitting Katzen
tirely from athletic department show them how they can
funds. rected, a method farsup
From the spectators' viewpoint merely telling what's wro
the new structure, in addition to
being a safer arrangement, will T
provide a better vantage point for , Oron o E
watching the game as the distance
from the stands to home plate D etoit 2-0;
has been cut down to 60 feet from
the former 90. j AZ TT
he has a
teaching pro, a task which he
much prefers to the life of a tour-
nament professional, due to his
great love of the game and his
firm desire to teach it to others.
As Katzenmeyer himself modest-
ly puts it, "I like teaching Golf
The genial coach came to
Michigan in 1947 frem Ohio.
State and celebrated his first
year as coach by leading his
Maize and Blue golfers to the
Big Ten crown and coaching
Dave Barclay to the National
Collegiate Title, .played in Ann
Arbor on the University course.
In addition to his coaching ac-
tivities, he heads the Physical
Golf Education program of the
Physical Education staff and is.
quite proud of the fact that Michi-
gan now has the opportunity to
offer almost any interested stu-
dent, good instruction in one of
America's top spectator and par-
ieyer Method success on Links
... king of clubs
Katzenmeyer first became in-
terested in golf, 26 years ago, when
his father, a links enthusiast,
first taught him the game. He
played high school golf at Ann
Arbor High, his home town, and
starred for Alma College, cap-
trining a team tbiat won the
* * *
KATZENMEYER regards him-
self as extremely fortunate in
holding down a coaching job at
Michigan, not only because of the
size of the school but because of
the superior intelligence of the
students, who are eager and cap-
able to be taught the lowdown on
one of the world's oldest and most
reer, he spent some
time as a
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THE SEATING CAPACITY will
remain the same as in the past -
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providing more than half of the
spectators with grandstand seats
with the remaining accommodated
The players will also profit by
the new stadium with - roomier
concrete dugouts. Plans also call
for team dressing rooms beneath
the stands, to be installed later
in the season.
Sig Eps, Hayden, Nu Sig Lead Standings
TORONTO, ONT., -- (T)P - The
Toronto Maple Leafs shut out
the Detroit Red Wings, 2-0, last
night before 14,563 fans to take a
2. lead in their best-of-seven
semi-final Stanley Cup Hockey
LITTLE MAX BENTLEY lead
the Leafs to their triumph, scoring
one of his team's goals and set up
Toronto Goalie Turk Broda
stopped 17 Red Wing shots in
scoring his second shutoutof
the series. The Leafs won the
first game in Detroit, 5-0, and
then lost the second 3-1. The
fourth will be played on Toronto
ice Tuesday night.
' MONTREAL --(A) - The New
York Rangers, eager Opportunists
throughout, struck in the third
period last night for a 3-2 victory!
over the Montreal Canadiens to
take a two-game lead in the best-
of-seven Stanley Cup semi-final
With only the spring sportsI
to be played Sigma Phi Epsilon,
Hayden House, and Nu Sigma Nu
lead this year's Intra-Mural com-
The Sig Eps have won more
outdoor meet last fall, took sec-
ond place with a total of 15
points, 5 1 5 less than the win-
ners compiled. Winchell House
placed third with 10i, points.
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championships so far this year By virtue of a 59-33 win over
than they took all last year when Alpha Sigma Phi, Phi Delta
they finished with the fraternity Theta plays Chi Psi in the fra-
title. ternity basketball championships.
* * The original title awarded to Chi
AFTER OUTDISTANCING Phi Psi when they defeated Phi Kap-
Gamma Delta in the cross-country pa Psi has been forfeited since
meet last fall, the Sig Eps beat Les Popp, a varsity player, was'
Beta Theta Pi in the volleyball ineligible to play for the latter
finals. Last week Sig Eps won the team.
bowling crown with 100 pins to
spare over Pi Lambda Phi. Residence Hall
In pacing the field this year
Hayden has taken titles in pts.
handball, paddleball, indoor 1. Hayden.'....". . . . . . . . . . 1117
track, and howling. 2. Williams...............996
* *, .*
W enley .................
Sigma Phi Epsilon .......947
Theta Chi .............. 934
Beta Theta Phi .......... 863
Kappa Sigma ...........819
Chi Psi ................ 800:
Sigma Alpha Epsilon .... 794
Sigma Chi .............. 776
Phi Sigma Kappa ......737
Zeta Psi .................711
Alpha Tau Omega....... 681
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CHAMPIONSHIPS in swim-
ming, handball, and football have
given Nu Sigma Nu the leadership
among the professional fraterni-
Nu Sigma No has a 653 poir t
total followed by Delta Sigma
Pi with 555. Remaining mem-
bers of the "big five" are: Law
Club 542, Phi Delta Phi 542, and
Delta Sigma Delta 478.
HAYDEN HOUSE, copping first
place in 60-yard dash and in the
440-yard run, won the Residence
Hall indoor track meet Wednesday
night at the I-M Building.
Wenley House, which won the
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