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Ankle Injury Makes Karras' Sat s Questio


Weber Selects Best
Of Freshman Backs

Raldovits, Clark Expected
To Take Up Offensive Slack

Sam Snead Blasts Par;
Wins North-South Open

* "We are now entering the stage
of the 'Survival of the Fittest,'"
observed Professor Wally Weber,
world renowned authority on the
evolution of Michigan freshman
football teams.
"That may sound funny, son,"
the loquacious coach continued,
"but it's the truth. We're starting
to separate the men from the
"'TAKE OUR backfield for ex-
"If we were * scrimmaging
against the varsity tomorrow
my starting backfield would be
Noun Canty at tailback, Dick
Balzhiser at full, Al Shultz at
the wingback and Matty Carr
at quarterback."
"That's pretty fair backfield
-not great, but pretty fair."
WE'VE GOT GOOD running
speed and a big hard driving full-
back. That's not all. We have a
*smart backfield, too-both on and
off the football field."
"You know Shultz and Ba!-
zhiser have Rackham scholar-
ships. It takes pretty good
marks to get one of those. They
have nothing to do with the
fellows' football ability."
The other two boys are no

slouches either. They have a lot
of grid know-how."
* * *
"PASSING? Well we haven't
seen any exceptional throwing
ability among these boys-noth-
ing that's good enough for Big
Ten ball."
"We certainly don't have an
Ortmann or even a Putich on
this year's squad. Now I'm not
saying that one of these boys
may not develop into a passer
of varsity caliber."
"Both Canty and Carr throw a
pretty nice ball, but as yet they
haven't got what it takes in the
aerial phase of the game."
* * *
"IN REGARD to our other
backfield material let me first
point out that this team stresses
quality, but not quantity. We
don't have the abundance of
backfield talent that last year's
squad had."
"Here's how my second string
backfield would line up. I'd have
Ronny Williams at fullback, Ken
Smith at tailback, Bill Rahn on
the wing and Stan Byrnes call-
ing the signals."
"These are all the fellows who
have shown up well so far. How-
ever, there are some other boys
who are pressing pretty close to
making the grade."

...Indian chief

Spitoon Story
EAST LANSING, Mich. - (IP) --
Michigan State and Indiana today
and in years thereafter will do
football battle for glory, cash-_
and a spitoon.
Student leaders at both
schools have accepted a 100-
year-old cuspidor as a trophy
for the victor In what could be
an annual~game. They recalled
probably the Mid-West's most
famous trophy, the "Little
Brown Jug," a prize each year in
the Michigan-Minnesota battle.
The spitoon, according to Bob
Rombouts, MSC Student Council
president, came from one of Mich-
igan's earliest trading posts.

(Continued from Page 1)
Fans may be spared this feel-
ing tomorrow through the grace
of Indiana's Hoosiers. Karras
twisted his ankle after sprinting
67 yards for, the first score and
spent the w~eekend with hospi-
tal ice packs. Doctors warned
Coach Eliot that the Karras'
sprain will "hamper him Satur-
day and possibly keep him from
playing." Without their poten-
tial All-American, Illinois'
chances would be slim-.
Oih the other side of the ledger,
Michigan's liabilities could more
than balance trie asset of a weak-
ened Karras. *
CHUCK ORTMANN, chief en-
gineer in the Maize and Blue's
race for California roses, is still
nursing a tender ankle and sore
back. Roger Zatkoff participated
in his first practice Thursday af-
ter spraining an ankle in the Wis-
consin triumph. John Hess is still
recovering from a leg injury sus-
tained at Minneapolis. Bill Ohlen-
roth has a bad back.
Then there's the jinx right
halfback position. With five
wingbacks on the varsity list,
only Wes Bradford, who has yet
to see his first minute of col-
legiate play, is in top physical
In the order of seriousness,
Frank Howell is out for the sasocn
with a broken arm; Leo Koceski
will miss the Illini game, sidelined
for at least three weeks with a leg
ailment; Don Oldham aggravated
ol leg ruls n Donweter-e
in practice.
AL OF THE Michigan 'crip-
ples," except Howell and Koceski,
could see considerable action, IF
injury stays out of Ann Arbor.
Michigan's Rose Bowl loco-
motive can4 ill afford an injury
derailment, because Oosterbaan
knows that even without Karras,
the Illimi have a great ground
attack, in addition to a rock-like
Dick Rakiovits, a light, Jack
Weisenberger type fullback, boasts
a six-plus yards-per-carry average
--good for six touchdowns. And
back of him are speedsters Ronnie
Clark and Sam Piazza, all capable
of breaking the game wide open
once they get in the clear.
over for Captain Bill Vohaska
when Michigan gets the ball, leads
the Conference's top defensive

team. The Illini have given up
only 27 points in five games, per-
mitting Big Ten teams a stingy
144-yards-gained in two outings.
Trying to make that average
soar will be the veteran Michi-
gan backfield of Ortmann, Bill
Putich, Don Dufek and Peterson.
Barring injury to Ortmann, the
speedy Peterson will take over
at right halfback, the position
he played so well last year,
Sophomore Dave Hill may be
thrown into the tailback gap, if
Dufek, having his best season,
will perform the spinning fullback
chores with the hot and cold Pu-
tich at quarterback.


PINEHURST, N. C. - () --
ammy Snead bested par by twe
ctor over Johnny Palmer to win
s second straight North and
)uth Open Golf Championship
ith a 72-hole score of 275.
Snead, leading money winner of
rof essional golf two years in a
w, pocketed $1,500 in first money
the $7,500 event to boost his
~ar's earnings to $35,258.
* * *
HIS ROUNDS of 68-71-66-70 left
im 13 under par for his four trips
ver the 6,952-yard Pinehurst
ountry Club Course. His winning
tal was the third best in the
tent's 48-year history. A year ago
e won with 274 as against Ben
ogan's record 271.
In 10 years Sammy has won
he tournament three times. Act-
mally, over that span he compet-
ed in only seven tournaments.

In addition to his three victories
he has finished second three
Palmer, chtinky Badin, N. C.,
tournament regular, finished with
a par 72 for second money of $1,-
000. His rounds were 65-70-72-72
as he moved from 11th to ninth in
money winnings this year-$12,035.
HE HAD LED the tournament
the first two rounds and was tied
for second, two strokes back of
Snead, with Jim Ferrier of San
Francisco, starting the final round.
The leading money winners:
Sam Snead, 68-71-66-70-257,
Johnny Palmer, 65-70-72-72--
279, $1,000.
Claude Harmon, 68-72-71-70
Julius Boros, 71-72-70-69-
I282, $550.

DUFEK'S DRIVES up the mid..
dle and screen pass gains hav et
pulled the Wolverines out of sev- DON ENGELS t
eral tight spots already this year. . . . Illini airforce (
Putich called a great game against . -- - -- -
Wisconsin, but uninspired quar-
terbacking, part of the general in- PIGSKIN PA R ADE:
efficiency of the backfield, bogged
the attack last week.
The Maize and Blue have a
three-pronged aerial receiver-
Sophomore Lowell Perry has NW YR-I)A fobl
fully lived un to his promise of a fan with the deieand the mea 1
second Bob Mann; Fred Pickard It tedtdystpcleegm
has grabbed 13 tosses, and Harry coul aw tas aon lge Asin t
Allis flashed old-time form when d Seatte Wtash. Ann Arsbor, p1
the pike upfvehavsagis Mich., and Philadelphia and not goK
th a dop ers n far wrong wherever he landed. K
watchigar eive kplayer o There is no single stickout, suchF
watchn aread liesakingd Ton as Notre Dame established itselfs
Mteyn alread estaishd as in recent seasons, and the ponder- ci
the e yh in e Michigan ee ns e nouselev ns of the M idw est Co nfe r-
son, a whso perforedlianyAl-knocked off right and left by inter-
Amercan ast aturay.sectional opponents. There has
been a great levelling.
OLD MAN INJURY has one leg 4 4 4g
on both engines as the Michigan THlE SOUTHERN Methodist- st

1Tilt Head Week's Card

Bucekeyes Face Hurdle in Northwestern

rim Georgetown handily to-
The South's other top games
day find once-beaten Tennessee
aying host to North Carolina at
noxville, and Georgia tangling
ith Alabama at Tuscaloosa.
rom these two games there
hould emerge the team which will
hallenge Kentucky for the South-
Lstern Conference Crown-prob-
THE MIDWEST'S second big-
~st attraction from a crowd
andpoint will find some 82,000
,mming into Cleveland's Munici-

kansas at Texast A. &uMb. Geor-
gia Tech at Duke, T.C.U. at Bay-
lor, Texas Tech at Rice, Brown
at Rutgers, Duquesne at Clem-
son, George Washington at
Maryland, Holy Cross at Har-
vard, Dartmouth at Yale, Mis-
souri at Nebraska, Mississippi at
Louisiana State, Oregon State at
-UCLA and Kansas at Utah.


* *

MICHIGAN vs. Illinois
Ohio State vs. Northwestern
Wisconsin vs. Purdue
Minnesota vs. Iowa
Indiana vs. Michigan State
Ohio State faces its biggest hur-
die to date in annexing the Big
Ten title in meeting once-beaten
Northwestern at Evanston this af-
ternoon, while Wisconsin and
Purdue, and Minnesota and Iowa
tangle in other Conference tus-
The Buckeyes on their way to
the Conference crown face their
strongest test since their opening
32-27 loss to Southern Methodist.
Ohio State is rated a 19-point fa-
vorite over Northwestern, which
won four straight contests before
falling victim to Wisconsin last
* * *
AGAINST common opponents
the Buckeyes seem to have had
much the upper hand. Ohio State
walloped Minnesota 48-0 compared
with Northwestern's 13-6 conquest
of the Gophers. Northwestern
squeezed past Pittsburgh by a 28-
23 count, while the Buckeyes whip-
ped the Panthers 4 1-7.
However, Ohio State is prom-
ised no easy sledding against the
Wildcats, who rate second in the
Conference on both offense and
defense. The Buckeyes pace the
offense, while Illinois has been
the strongest defensive unit.
the Conference standings, is a one-

en a one touchdown edge over the
"Hawkeyes despite the fact that
Sthey have yet to dent the victory
* * *
S IOWA, with three defeats in
Conference battles, will be look-
ing for its second Big Ten win.
Only Purdue has fallen victim to
the Hawkeyes who were expected
to make a better showing than
~-they have so far been able to show.
+ The Gophers wvill meet Iowa
Ion the rebound from its humili-
ating 83-21 defeat at the hands
of Ohio State. The Hawkeyes
were not as poor as the score
* indicates and will be out to prove
it against the up and coming
Minnesota team.
Indiana travels to East Lansing
to engage Michigan State in a non-
loop encounter. The Spartans rate
the edge in this contest after their
victory over Notre Dame last week.
* * *
HOWEVER, the Hoosiers can,
also, boast a victory over the
Fighting Irish. Indiana conquered
Notre Dame by a 20-7 margin,
while Michigan State subdued the
DICK WHEATON Irish 36-33. The Hoosiers, though,
...Gopher quarterback fell victim to Illinois last week af-
* * * ter their Notr'e Dame win.
touchdown favorite over Purdue Although the Hoosiers do not
at Madison. Purdue enters the appear to be going much of any
game with three straight losses be- place in the Conference race this
hind them after their upset of' afternoon's game and next
Notre Dame. week's encounter with the Wol-
* . verines provide the men from
WISCONSIN, hopeful of being Bloomington with ample incen-
the Big Ten's representative in the tive.
Rose Bowl, can ill afford looking Victories over both Michigan
ahead to its battle with Ohio State State and Michigan. coupled with
next Saturday at the expense of Itheir previous victory over Notre
seeing the Boilermakers come out Dame, would place the Hoosiers
of their slump and turn the tables in the role of spoiler of the year.
on them.

and Illinois R-ose Bowl trains
make their longest run in the side-
by-side race for a single track. A
great running game is riding in
the Illinois cab, while the sturdy
arm of a good passing attack can
be seen dangling from the Wol-
verine engine.
All aboard!
* * *
Perry ........LE...... Klimek
Hess ........ LT .......Ulrich
Kinyon ......LG .......Cahill
Momsen ..... C Vohaska (C)
Kelsey....... RG...... Brown
Wahl (C) ... RT...... Siegert
Allis . - - --... RE ......... Fox
Putich . ..... QB....... Major
Peterson .... RH...... Karras
Ortmann ... LHI...... .Clark
Dufek....... FB ... Rakiovits

Who Will Manage Ruins


Ohio State
(Ties count
half game lost)


0 0
0 1
1 0
1 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
2 1
1 0


The Badgers are encouraged
in their Pasadena drive by their
comeback against Northwestern
last Saturday after their defeat
at the hands of Michigan. The
victory over the Wildcats was
sparked by the two touchdown
passes of quarterback John
Coatta. .
Minnesota hopes to continue its
improved form of last week against
Michigan by subduing Iowa at
Minneapolis. The Gophers are giv-

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Michigan's sailing club travels I
to the East this weekend to sail
in the New E1ngland Fall Invita-
tional Regatta held on the Charles
River Basin at M.I.T.
This is one of the major re-
gattas held during the fall sea-
son and the participating schools
represent the best teams in the
East and in the Midwest.
race for the past several years will
be favored- to regain the Schell
Trophy awarded to the victor.
M.I.T., the host school, and
Michigan, representing the Mid-
west Collegiate Sailing Asso-
ciation are the only schools
which have been invited and
have accepted thus far.
Nine other teams are expected
to be there at the starting gun.
Detroit 18, Villanova 7
Vanderbilt 34, Chattanooga 12
Marquette 13, South Carolina
13 (tie)
Miami of Florida 42, George-
town 7

NEW YORK -- () - While
Branch Rickey flaps about the
country humming "oh, I don't
know where I'm going but I'm on
my way," there is a little humming
in Brooklyn, too. The hum of ac-
With the departure of Rickey
for parts unknown, the Dodger or-
ganization is losing no time in
filling various cavities left by the
* * *
ALREADY two vice presidents
have been named to take over his
duties. As far as we know no vice
president in charge of vice presi-
dents has been named.
Rickey's leaving was taken
pretty much in stride, as only a
couple of his key assistants have
quit. Sometimes when the top
man goes, his staff tumbles with
him like a string of dominoes.
Only Harold Roettger, publicity
director, and Branch Rickey, Jr.,
have resigned.
With Fresco Thompson and Buz-
zie Bavasi pooling their brains as
the new vice presidents, sharing
part of the job Rickey practically
did single handed, the front office
setup seems to be pretty well com-
pleted, leaving only the question
of who will run the team on the
field. * *
"ONLY" is used advisedly, as
to the average Dodger fan, the guy
who blows a fuse every time the
club loses a game, doesn't give a
hoot about the front office. The
manager is his man. He wants
somebody out there he can see,
and whom he can second guess.
The fortunes of the team interest
him primarily, and who gets prais-
ed for a team's fortunes? The
manager, of course.
Practically everyone has been

mentioned for the job, even Burt
Shotton, who only happens to
be still the manager. Shotton
has indicated he might consider
continuing as manager, a state-
ment that comes as something
of a surprise.
The elderly Shotton seemed
quite content with his life of ease
at Bartowv, Fla., where he listened
to the oranges grow when not cdo-
ing a little scouting for the Brook-
lyn club.
* * *
IT WAS ASSUMED that when
Rickey left Shotton would lose his
incentive to manage, but that does
not seem to be the case.
The most prominently men-
tioned for the job, if Shotton is
not reemployed, is Peewee Reese,
the classy shortstop who is a
born leader. The not-so-little
Pee-Wee still looks like the kid
who came up from Louisville in
1940, but he's a man among men
and when he speaks, his team-
mates listen.

Texas game at Austin generally
is listed as today's biggest at-
traction, and it probably deserves
natn' o. 1 tami te Asso-
ciated Press poll--S.M.U.-and the
No. 7. That is high brass.
But it would be difficult to
convince eastern fans that the
clash at Philadelphia between
unbeaten Army, No. 2nationally,
and once-beaten Pennsylvania
is of lesser caliber than the
Southwest classic.
West Coast fanatics doubtless
would prove equally hard to con-
vince that the struggle at Seattle
between California's Golden Bears,
undefeated In 30 straight regular
season games, and the Washington
Huskies, licked only by flilnols
this campaign, is not the week's
gift tofotba"ll.
As for the midwest partisans,
they will give you nll three of
the above-mentioned contest
and try to fight their way; into
Michigan, Stadium at Ann Ar-
bor to watch the Wolverines do
Ibattle with Illinois. Some 97,000
Iof them will succeed. So you
pays your money and takes your
choice among the four.
The winner at Austin almost
certainly will be the host team in
the Cotton Bowl on New Year's
Day, while the Seattle victor will
be favored to win through to the
Rose Bowl at Pasadena. Army and
Penn are not bowl conscious.
* * *
THE DEEP SOUTH'S grid lead-
ers have been knocking each other
off to such an extent that, at this
point, the section boasts only one
rea] standout, undefeated Ken-
tucky. The Wildcats are expected
to add Florida's scalp to their col-
lection tomorrow at Lexington.
Miami University's Hurricanes
also are listed among the dwin-
dling group of undefeated, but
there is a question whether their
schedule quite measures up to
major specifications. Coach An-
dy Gustafson's boys did, how-
ever, upset Purdue. They should


BYRLE ABBIN: Night Editor*
pal Stadium to watch Notre Dame
and Navy scrap It out In the battle
of the also rans.
Oklahoma, the No. 3 team, an-
ticipates no trouble with Colorado
at Boulder. Undefeated Princeton,
favorite for the Ivy League title
since its crushing defeat of Cor-
nell, figures to subdue Colgate at
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