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Michigan,
State Seeks To Spoil,
WolverineOpener
By BILL CONNOLLY
Daily Sports Editor
It was October 2nd, 1937 that Michigan State last beat a Wol-
verine football team.
When the invading Spartans take the field today for a 2 p.m.
kickoff that opens Michigan's 71st football season, they'll be trying
desperately to climax a two year surge in which they have penetrated
deep into the Wolverines margin of victory.
IN REGISTERING the ten straight triumphs that have followed
their loss in '37, men in Maize and Blue uniforms have carried and
kicked the ball for 270 points, while holding their scrappy opponents,
to 51.
The Spartans, however, have been making a strong bid for
plush national ranking, and in so doing have come to within a
shadow of beating the Wolverines in their last two meetings.
They battled to a 13-7 loss during the 1948 opener in East Lansing
and came even closer last fall when they returned from Ann
Arbor dragging the short end of a 7-3 score behind them.
Since the series' inception, in 1898, Michigan has won 33, lost six
and tied three and in doing so have prevented MSC from scoring more
than twice in any of the 42 contests.
Today, the Spartans have the advantage of a major game under
their belts, having defeated Oregon State, 38-13 last Saturday in a
highly impressive showing of offensive might.

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CHARLES ORTMANN (above)
Michigan Tailback

Captain Al Wahl may work on both offense and defense. The re-
mainder of the offensive line is made up of John Padj-en at center,
Al Jackson and Tom Kelsey filling in the guard slots with John Hess
seeing service as the other tackle.
DEFENSIVELY, OOSTERBAAN will be counting heavily on Tony
Momsen, veteran center and rugged sophomore Roger Zatkoff as
linebackers. In front of them will be, at least in the early stages of
the game, Allis and Clark at the ends, Wahl and Tom Johnson at
tackle, 238-pound Dick McWilliams and possibly Jack Powers, the
first line guards.
Oosterbaan's biggest problem is his defending backfield. He
may be required to use Ortmann as safety with Dufek and Koceski
playing ithe halfback positions in the Michigan 6-2-2-1 defense.
Replacing Ortmann in the safety slot will be sophomore end
Lowell Perry, 178-pounder from Ypsilanti. Used as a running quarter-
back in high school, Perry moves with speedy shiftiness and is ef-
fective as a tackler as well as a ball-handler.
Among the other sophomores, Frank. Howell, the five-foot, eight-
inch speedster from Muskegon Heights is likely to see action behind
Koceski both offensively and defensively. Bill Billings, 200 pound
former fullback who now works in the signal-calling slot will back
up Putich in that- department and Ortmann as a punter,
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OFFENSIVELY, Michigan State will be able to put Michigan's
questionable defensive unit to test.
Sonny Grandelius, 195-pound left half, the big gun in State's
running attack is teamed with sophomore Vince Pisano to provide
an effective one-two punch to the shifty double wing and winged-
T offensive systems employed by the Spartans.
Fullback LeRoy Crane, the team's captain, saw limited service
due to an early injury last season, but averaged 6.2 yards on 68 carries
during his sophomore year.
(See page three for lineups.)

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AL DOROW (above)
MSC Quarterback

DON DUFEK (below'
Michigan Fullback

BILL PUTICH
Michigan Quarterback
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I TO REALIZE their fondest ambition, the State eleven will
find need for strong defensive prowess as they are faced with the
problem of stopping one of the most evenly balanced offensive ma-j
chines in the country.
Michigan Coach Bennie Oosterbaan is a cinch to start his
veteran trio of tailback Chuck Ortmann, wingback Leo Koceski
and fullback Don Dufek, under the direction of Bill Putich, letter-
man quarterback who saw limited service last season.
On the line, Ozzie Clark and Harry Allis, third-year ends and

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CAPT. LEROY CRANE
(below)
MSC Fullback

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Latest Deadline in the State
VOL. LXI, No. 5 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN SATURDAY, SEPT., 30, 1950 SIX PAGES

Hershey Urges
DraftExpansion
WASHINGTON-(IP)-Maj. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey yesterday
urged that the draft be thrown open to veterans and men with de-
pendents-and that the length of service be stretched to 30 months.
It is now 21 months.
Hershey, director of Seiective Service, also suggested that three
months of basic training be given youth before they reach the draft
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Red China
Offered UN
Hearing
NEW YORK-(/)-The United
Nations Security Council yester-
day invited Red China to present
its complaints of American aggres-
sion in person after Nov. 15. j
It overrode a Nationalist Chi-
nese attempt to veto the invita-

Called Of f
All students previously asked
to report to the stadium an
hour before today's game to
participate in the flashcard
section have been asked to dis-
regard the notice by .eorge
Benisek, Wolverine Club publi-
city chairman.
The cancellation of the
flasheard section is report-
edly due to the failure of the
card manufacturer to deliver
the cards.

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LEO KOCESKI (below)
Miehigan Wingback

UN Forces Wait
At 38th Parallel
TOKYO-P)--Speadheads of one South Korean division stood
today at Korea's 38th parallel-waiting for four full divisions to mass
their strength there against Communist North Korea.
A South Korean army spokesman said the war would be carried
into North Korea if the Republic's high command gives the order,
WHEN THE Republic's Third Division halted at the boundary a
U.S. Eighth Army spokesman erroneously reported it acted on orders
of the Eighth Army to halt and regroup.
But. Lt. Col. Robet Thompson, U.S. Eighth Army information
officer, said South Korea's own army command gave that order.
The South Korean army already has operation plans prepared
for a drive to the Reds' capital of Pyongyang, 70 miles north of the
38th.
Col. Lee Sun Keun, South Korean army spokesman, said he did

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age or 19.
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THE OFFICIAL, appearing
committee, talked of reaching a1
years (apparently about doubling
The committee is studying
World News
Roundup
By The Associated Press
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Reliable
informants said yesterday Turkey
has accepted an invitation to sit
with the general military staff of
the Atlantic Pact nations on any
matters concerning this country.
BONN, Germany-West Ger-
many's big Ruhr valley cities
battened down under siege-like
precautions yesterday in expec-
tation of a little hot war between
rioting Communists and police
over the weekend.
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WASHINGTON-President Tru-
man yesterday sponsored a state-
ment on U.S. foreign policy bluntly
denouncing Soviet Russia as "a
power-hungry government that is
bent on spreading its power by
force, terror."

- tin. **Heated MSC
before the House Armed Services THE COUNCIL'S ACTION re-
1,500,000-man army in two or three suited in two highly significant 'Rally Ends
the present force. "firsts:"
possible changes in draft regula- 1. The Chinese Government at 1
Peipingbroke through a wall of li ea l iot
Hershey said his poll of men un- opposition led by the Unitedf
der 26 years of age and eligible for States, and won her fight to be EAST LANSING - (P) -
the draftdunder present regula- present when her charges of U. S.East Lansing police officers
tions is down to 1,500,000 and aggression against Formosa are injured last night while bre<
that the rejection rate under De- discussed. up a near-riot of Michigan
fense Department standards of .This does not mean the Reds college students.
men called before draft boards will take over the Chinese Na- The demonstration, that st
runs about 50 per cent. tionalist seat in the EdN. at a pep rally for the Mic'
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HE RCOMENDE:' 2.The ounil uccededin:Michigan State football gam(
t HE RECOMMENDED:'- finding a way to break the dead- bouhtgndefoolg
1. Extending the period of draft lock which has hamstrung it in brought under control.
service, with six months to be the past when faced with the so-* *
spent in training and 24 months called "double veto." NINE STUDENTS were ar
in service. This last achievement was and held on open charges.
2. Changing the rules for defer- hailed even by delegations opposed One officer suffered a leg i
ment because of dependency so to the invitation to Red China. whne pushed under a truck,
that collateral dependents would- U. S. delegate Ernest A. Gross another received a broken fi
n't count. Selective Service offi- told newsmen that the Council's Poice said several hundred
cials said that their use of the action set a precedent which dents were gathered in the
term "collateral" does not apply would make it extremely difficult shell for the rally.
to wives, children, parents, brot- for the Soviet Union, which "in-
hers and sisters. vented"the double veto, to abuse ; Whenit was over, officer
itrsinntheifuture,,ported, someone shouted "
It does apply to aunts, cousins, Iiint ture go to East Lansin'' and
uncles and the like. crowd moved across the can
However, Hershey later said IFC Registration and tried to cross adji
there was a "possibility" that mar- Grand River Avenue.
ried men without children might The last time men may register
be brought within the scope of for rushing will be from 9 a.m. to They jammed traffic ther
the draft. noon today, according to Bruce officers tried to hold them ba
The regulations, set up under Sodee, '52, Interfraternity Council was reported. The two ol
the law by President Truman now I rushing chairman. were hurt in the scuffling tha
exempt from the draft a man with A $2 fee is charged for registra- sued.
any dependents. tion. Rushing will begin with open No disturbances were, rep
3. Changing the law to permit houses from 2 to 6 p.m. tomorrow in Ann Arbor last night acco
induction of veterans under 26. and 7 to 10:30 p.m. Monday. to local law enforcement off

DON MACAULIFFE (below)
MSC Halfback

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not know whether the Republic's
from the United Nations command+
MEANWHILE in New York
eight member countries asked the
United Nations yesterday to speed
action on unifying Korea, leaving
to Gen. Douglas MacArthur the
decision whether to send troops
north to the China border to do
it.
The eight-nation resolution
was hurried into delegates'
hands. Its flexible language i-
suses authorization for the U.N.!
forces to move northward.
In Seoul General MacArthur
turned the traditional capital back
to grim-faced 75-year-old Presi-
dent Syngman Rhee on behalf of
53 of the 59 members of the United
Nations in a brief but dramatic
ceremony.
In doing so, MacArthur voiced
the hope that providence would
"give you and all of your public
officials the wisdom and strength
to meet your perplexing problems
in a spirit of benevolence and jus-
tice."

chief of staff would await orders
or from the Republic's government
Mrs. Ford Dies
Of Heart Ailment
Clara Bryant Ford, a widow of
the auto pioneer, died early yes-
terday of a heart ailment after
having been in failing health for
the past two years.
Following funeral services at 2
p.m. Monday in St. Paul's Epis-
copal Cathedral, the 84 year-old
Mrs. Ford will be buried in the
simple private cemetery where a
score or more of Ford's ancestors
rest.
Work in all Ford plants across
the nation will halt for three mi-
nutes at the funeral hour.
Death came to Mrs. Ford at 1
a.m., in the Henry Ford Hospital
where she was taken Thursday
afternoon in an ambulance. It was
her third admittance to the hospi-
tal this year.

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CAPTAIN AL WAHL (below)
Michigan Right Tackle

DON COLEMAN (below)
MSC Left Tackle

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Ann Arbor Braces for Hectic Weekend

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By BOB KEITH
Ann Arbor today girded itself,
for the season's first hectic, jam-
packed football weekend as thou-
sands of invading fans-began their,
march into town.
A huge extra force of state and
local police was needed to cope
with the capacity crowd of 97,239
expected to cram into Michigan
Stadium at 2 p.m. today for the
1950 gridiron opener.
ARRIVING HERE in special1
trains, buses and an estimated
30,000 automobiles, the fans as-1
sure a thriving weekend businesst
for local merchants, hostelries and

AND AS USUAL special trains
will roll into town. The running
of these trains will put the Ann
Arbor Railroad back into the pas-
senger business for the first time
in several months.
The railroad discontinued reg-
ular passenger service last June,
but will be handling three of the
special trains today in the yards
beside the stadium.
These three trains will trans-
port fans from Detroit, Grand
Rapids and the Saginaw-Bay City
area, while a fourth special has
been scheduled from Detroit by
the New York Central.I
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Last night local police officers
appeared on state-wide radio
broadcasts and warned motorists
of what to expect in the way of
heavy traffic here.
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WHILE -SOME persons were
venting their pre-kickoff steam in
old-time "rah-rah" fashion, oth-
ers were just as active on projects
vital for the public's enjoyment of
a football game in the world's
largest college-owned stadium.
The huge grass-bottomed bowl
bustled yesterday as Michigan's
enlarged crew of 10 cheerlead-
ers ran through a final yelling
...., ;, --.-4_.

With the Phoenix fund-raising
drive slated to start Monday,
the Band will present five for-
mations portraying the role
atomic energy can play in world
peace.
The Michigan State Band and
the Ann Arbor High School Band
will also appear at half-time.
NO TICKETS are available for
the game today except for a few
which will be resold through a
booth at the Union or by the tra-
ditional scalpers.
But some of the fans who
coniln't ret tickets will se ei

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