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Ortmann Gets A

Ali- Midwest Berth


Fighting Irish Place Four,
Dominate Annual AP Picks

A few orchids and otherwise are in order as King Football omits
his last dying gasps of 1949, so before the old boy expires, a quick tip of
the chapeau to:
Best opponent-With no qualms, Army. The Cadets had great
quarterbacking, accurate passing, excellent receiving, a variety of good
runners and a tremendous defensive team. What else can you ask?
Best game-Ohio State. The Buckeye fray had everything, long
runs, important fumbles, some great pass receiving, vicious tackling
and blocking and one of the most dramatic kicks for point after touch-
down in lo! these many, many years of collegiate football.
Best individual performance (Michigan)-Dick Kempthorn-and
if you have to pick a game make it the Ohio State tilt. Michigan may
never field The Killer's equal again. He was so consistently singled out
for praise by rival coaches who had watched him bottle up their of-
fense that the plaudits began to grow repetitious.
t Best individual performance (opponent) -The quarterbacking of
Army's Arnold Galiffa. The Cadet signal-caller was easily the. best
back to perform against Michigan this year. His running and passing
left little to be desired and his choice of plays left the Wolverine de-
fenses wide open and, at times, sadly bewildered.
Best play-Harry Allis' one-handed grab of a Chuck Ortmann pass
against Illinois. Allis wound up in the end zone 51 yards away while
the stands gasped and Illini coach Ray Eliot checked his program to
see if Bob Mann hadn't used up his eligibility.
Most promising sophomore (Michigan)-A toss-up between Tom
Johnson and Don Peterson. You'll be hearing a lot from both of these
boys before they turn in their Maize and Blue jerseys two years hence.
Amazingly fast for his 230 pounds, Johnson developed into a solid
blocker and sure tackler under the tutelage of Jack Blott. Peterson, a
fast, hard-running wingback and an excellent pass receiver is still
somewhat green but he could give Leo Koceski a real tussle for his job
now that he has a year of varsity experience under his belt.
Most promising sophomore (opponent) -Johnny Karras, is good
but Harry Hugasian of Stanford is better. Hugasian is faster, harder
to hit and an excellent defensive halfback. It looks like the Cardinals
have come up with their best bet for an All-American back since the
fabulous days of Albert, Kmetovic, Gallerneau and Standlee in the per-
son of Harry the Hipster.
Most improved player-Charlie Lentz who was kept around for
two years mainly on the strength of his passing ability. Given a chance
on defensive after Ortmann's unfortunate accident against Army,
Lentz developed into a first class safety man. He tackled hard, ran well
and on the basis of the records was the best pass interceptor in mod-
ern Western Conference history.
Most underrated player-Al Wahl, who apparently wasn't under-
rated by his teammates as his recent election to the captaincy will
testify. A solid ball player he has been overshadowed by his fellow
tackle Al Wistert for two years. Next year should be a different story.
. Turning from the orchids to the otherwise, a thumb of the nose to:
Worst opponent-Without attempting a slap at the Pacific Coast
Conference, Stanford. The Cardinals, overawed at playing Mighty
Michigan fell completely apart by the middle of the second quarter,
thus nosing out Indiana which never stopped trying to beat the Wol-
Sverines. With a little better pass receiving Michigan could have rolled
up 50 points against the hapless Westerners.
Worst play-That unexplainable regular kick off to Northwestern
with tess lhan a minute remaining in the game and the Wolverines
trailing by one point. Every rule of common sense called for an at-
. tempted onsides kick but the ball sailed high and true deep into Wild-
cat territory where it was an easy matter for the Purple and White
gridders to "run out the clock."
Biggest flop-the Minnesota line. The mammoth Gaphers had
what was billed as the best line in the country but you couldn't prove
it by me. The lighter, faster Michigan line outcharged the Gophers all
afternoon with the result that the Gophers were a very tired bunch of
young men by the time the final gun sounded.
Biggest disappointment-The failure of Harry Allis to develop
into the All-American candidate many observers, including myself,, be-
lieved he would become. A fine defensive end and an usually capable
receiver, Allis just dropped too many passes this season.
Silliest statement-"Name the football fault, Michigan has it this
year"-Father T. Devine.

Oklahoma Second
Wistert, Heneveld

with Two
Named to

Line Berths ;
Second Eleven

AP Sports
NEW YORK-Unbeaten, untied
Army was unanimously chosen
yesterday to receive the Lambert
Trophy, symbolizing the best col-
lege football team in the East.
It was the fifth time in the last
six years the cadets had won the
award. The trophy will be pre-
sented to Coach Earl Blaik to-
The award is made on a vote of
sports writers. Army won its ninth
straight game last Saturday, hum-
bling Navy, 38-0.

Harrier Meet Title;
Black Tops. Field
Gehrmann Second As Rhode Island
Ace Repeats Win On Snowy Course
i__,_-__________i_ '

CHICAGO - (P) - Notre Dame
plucked two line positions andt
two backfield berths to dominate
the 1949 All-Midwestern football
team picked yesterday by the As-
sociated Press.
Oklahoma, also an unbeaten,
top-ranked eleven, won two spots
on the honor team which averages
219 pounds on the line and 182 in
the backfield.
ONE POSITION each went to
co-champion Michigan, Minneso-
ta, Illinois and Wisconsin of thej
Big Ten, and Michigan State.
The sole repeaters from last
year's all-star lineup were end
Leon Hart and fullback Emil
Sitko of Notre Dame. The other
two Irish aces honored were
quarterback Bob Williams and
tackle Jim Martin.
Oklahoma's two selections were
both linemen, tackle Wade Walk-
er and guard Stan West. Round-
ing out the No. 1 forward wall
were Wisconsin's versatile star,
Bob Wilson, at end; Michigan
State's Don Mason at guard; and
Minnesota's Clayton Tonnemaker
at center.
* * *
BACKFIELD running mates of
Notre Dame's Williams and Sitko
are sophomore Johnny Karras of
Illinois, who established a new
Big Ten rushing record of 732
yards, and Michigan's Chuck Ort-
mann, the Big Ten's total offense

leader for the second straight sea-
Among sectional stars relegat-
ed to the second team by close
margins were halfbacks George
Thomas of Oklahoma and Lynn
Chandnois of Michigan State,
both brilliant performers. Thom-
as wound up as a Big Seven rec-
ord-breaking scorer with 105
The all-star line gets most of
its heft from 245-pound Hart,
240-pound Tonnemaker and 236-
pound West.
Leon Hart, Notre Dame, End
Bob Wilson, Wisconsin, End
Jim Martin, Notre Dame, Tackle
Wade Walker, Oklahoma, Tackle
Stanley West, Oklahoma, Guard
Don Mason, MSC, Guard
C. Tonnemaker, Minn., Center
Bob Williams, Notre Dame, Back
John Karras, Illinois, Back
Emil Sitko, Notre Dame, Back
Harry Grant, Minnesota, End
Jim Owens, Oklahoma, End
Leo Nomellini, Minn., Tackle
Ed Bagdon, Mich. State, Guard
J. Lininger, Ohio State, Center
Gerald Krall, Ohio State, Back
Lynn Chandnois, MSC, Back
Geo. Thomas, Oklahoma, Back
Richard Brznell, Missouri, Back

ern Conference Sports
Association has named
Justice the conference's
player of the year.


Right behind the All-Ameri-
can North Carolina halfback
was his favorite pass-receiver,
end Art Weiner. Tackle Lou
Allen of Duke nailed down the
third slot in the poll.
BOSTON - Johnny Clayton,
Dartmouth's brilliant quarterback
and forward passer, yesterday was
announced as the 1949 winner of
the George (Bulger) Lowe Memo-
rial Award. It is voted annually
to New England's outstanding col-
lege football player by the Grid-
iron Club of Boston.
DETROIT-It was back to
work yesterday for Bo McMil-
lin's Detroit Lions as they began
preparations to entertain New
York's Bulldogs after Thanks-
giving's 28-7 setback at the
hands -of the Chicago Bears.

Bony Bob Black of Rhode Island
State won back his title as king of
the distance runners at NCAA
cross country meet here yesterday.
The 120-pound "Flying skele-
ton" loped over the four-mile
course forda repeat victory in a
time of 20:25.7. For Black, it was
a case of redeeming himself after
coming in 34th in the IC4A dis-
tance meet last week.
DON GEHRMANN of Wisconsin
was second, an exact duplicate of
the one-two placing of the runners
last year.
All the favorites won, as Mich-
igan State took the team title in
the meet. The Spartans were
the NCAA champions in 1948.
Black paced himself nicely to
win the run. He was in the middle
of the pack at the start but had

worked his way up behind Gehr-
mann at the two mile mark.
HE PASSED the Wisconsin run-
ner at two and one half miles and
never was headed. Half a mile
from the finish, Gehrmann tried
to put on a kick but didn't have
enough left and trailed by a wide
30 yards at the tape.
DICK SHEA, the Army runner
who scored a surprise upset by
winning the IC4A grind, was 19th.
Michigan State won the team
competition by placing men in
spots 2-6-9-15-27. The team
winner is figured without count-
ing the individual runners who
are not competing as members
of a five-man group.
Syracuse was second in the team
race, Manhattan third, Penn State
fourth and Army, winner of the
IC4A team title, fifth.

Varsity Yell
Squad Picks
'50 Captain
Tom Tillman, '51, was elected
captain of Michigan's cheerleading
squad for the 1950 sports season
last night at the I-M Building.
Tillman succeeds Dave Lace,
who has captained the squad for
three years and will continue in
that capacity for the remainder of
this semester. Lake graduates this
TILLMAN, WHOSE antics on
the Wolverine goalposts pleased
crowds at innumerable Maize and
Blue grid games, has been a var-
sity cheerleader since 1946.
The squad re-elected Bill Par-
rish, '50, to the post of assistant
Newt Loken, cheerleading ad-
visor, stated that there were no
imminent personnel changes in the
squad for this semester, but that
tryouts are welcome for the second
semester and for next fall. Anyone
interested in trying out should see
Tom Tillman in the I-M building
any weekday afternoon. Loken em-
phasized that the ability to per-
form tumbling feats is not a req-
uisite for cheerleading.

CagersOpenSlate at MSC Saturday

Michiganis 1949-50 basketball
season will get under way Satur-
day night on the, Jennison Field
floor of Michigan State College,
inaugurating a 21-game winter
schedule for Coach Ernie McCoy's
The Wolverines open their nine-
game homerslate. Dec. 6 against
Miami University of Oxford, Ohio,
the first of three midwest inde-
pendents to face Michigan. Toledo
University, battles: the Maize and
Blue in Toledo, Dec. 10, and Michi-
gan returns to Yost Field House
on Dec,. 14 to face Butler Univer-
sity. All three opponents are small
schools but rate high in national
basketball circles.
* ** *
AFTER A TWO-game set with
North Carolina State at Raleigh,
Dec. 19 and 20, and the Big Seven
Meet at Kansas 'City, Mo., Dec.
27-30, the hoopsters open the Big
Ten schedule against Iowa, Jan.
7 at Yost Field House.
In all, the quintet plays home
and home games with Ohio
State, Purdue, Minnesota and
Northwestern. Single contests
are booked with the remaining
Conference clubs.
The Spartans of Michigan State
will not officially be in the Big Ten
basketball race until the 1950-51
campaign, but face Western Con-
ference opponents in eight hard-
wood scraps this season, including
a home and home set with Michi-
gan. The Wolverines defeated
State twice last year.
McCOY'S QUINTET possesses
height this season, something it
has lacked in past years, but loses
experience, a necessary asset in

Michigan's winning basketball
ways over the recent'seasons.
From a 1948-49 club that won
16 out of 22 games, while finish-
ing third in the Conference with
a 7-5 win-loss mark, the Wol-
verine five has regulars Leo
Vanderkuy, 6 foot 5 inch junior,
and Captain Mack Suprunowicz,
last year's third scorer in the
Vanderkuy was one of the top
sophomores in the league last year,E
placing third in Wolverine scoring,
while Suprunowicz shattered the
Michigan one-game scoring mark
with his 29 counters against Pur-
Additional height will be fur-
nished by 6 foot 4 inch Don Mc-
Intosh, a windfall from the cham-
pionship 1947-48 club. McIntosh
was ineligible last campaign. Also
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rill, 6 foot 4 inch guard who has
looked good in early practices, and
Bill Doyle and Chuck Murray who
saw little action last year although
winning letters.
Biggest job for the Wolverine
brain trust is replacing stellar
guards Bob Harrison and Pete El-
liott. Morrill seems a cinch for one
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tween Doyle, Murray and Jim
Skala. Skala is big (6 foot 2
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