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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1951,

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PACE THREE

PAGE THREE

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Alpha Sigs Bow to Pi Lams
In IM First Place Playoffs

By NEIL BERNSTEIN
Intra-mural football moved into
the final rounds yesterday with a
full schedule of contests despite
adverse weather conditions and
muddy grounds.
In social fraternity playoffs, Pi
Lambda Phi won their first place
playoff game by defeating Alpha
Sigma Phi, 14 to 0.
THE PI LAMS scored on a pass
from Jerry Rovner to Jerry Hirsch
in the first half, and one from
Rovner to Bram Goldman in the
second. Rovner threw to Hirsch
for both extra points. The line
play of Windy Ballis and Dick
Krinsley was outstanding for the
winners.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Chi
Phi both dvanced in the sec-
ond place fplayoffs. Lyle Lapine
sparked the SAE's to a 12-0
victory over Theta Chi by pass-
ing to Dick Young and Swede
Lauritsen for both scores.
The Chi Phi's won a hard fought
12-6 contest from Delta Upsilon
in overtime. DU scored their only
touchdown on a pass-lateral play
from Steve Pannes to Ed Whipple
to Jim Watkins, while Chi Phi
tallied on an aerial from Hap
Holmes to Herb Spence. The
margin of victory was a scant
four yards in the overtime period.
IN THE THIRD-place playoffs,
Phi Sigma Delta, Kappa Sigma,
Sigma Nu, and Chi Psi all won
their first game. The Phi Sig
rolled by Tau Kappa Epsilon 14-2
in a game filled with screen passes.
The first score came on a
Hunk', Halas
Get Together
DlTROIT-(OP)-Hartley (Hunk)
Anderson announced yesterday he
will return to the Chicago Bears
of the National Football League
Monday as line coach.
Anderson said he will receive
the same salary he would have
had he been permitted to sign as
head coacht of the Washington
Redskins last week. That report-
edly is $1,500 a week.
In addition, Anderson said, he
will be free at the end of the sea-
son "To make any deal I desire
for my services." President George
C Marshall of the Redskins has
expressed hope he can hire An-
derson for 1951.
The Bears, to whom Anderson
is under contracted, vetoed his
joining the Redskins last week.
The Bears signed Anderson as a
line coach for 1950 and 1951, but
he has remained here this season,
continuing as salesman for a steel
firm. The Bears demanded an
ace tackle from the Redskins in
return for reaching Anderson's
contract but the Skins refused.

screen from Phil Barad to Gene
Mackevich, and Phi Sigs scored
again when Bob Horwitch in-
tercepted a TKE screen and
crossed the goal line without an
opponent touching him.
The TKE's scored a safety late
in the game when Dick Tromley
caught Barad behind the goal
line. Kappa Sig whitewashed Zeta
Psi 13-0 on a run by Don Mitchell
and a pass from Mitchell to Dave
Martin.
CHUCK KEPLER put on a one-
man show to lead Sigma Nu to a
19-0 victory over Tau Delta Phi.
Kepler scored all three touchdowns
on runs and passed to Doug Kerby
for the extra point.
The Chi Psi's battered Alpha
Epsilon Pi, 27 to 7. Chi Psi scored
the first time they got the ball
and were never overtaken. The
feature of the game was a long
run by Ron Wells. The AEPi's got
their only tally on a pass from
Warren Robbins to Bob Rosen-
man in the first half.
In professional fraternity ball,
Phi Delta Chi defeated Nu Sigma
Nu B team 18 to 0, and Alpha Del-
ta Phi gained a forfeit victory
over Sigma Pi.
In the only game played in the
independent league, Newman Club
defeated the Rumpots, 21-12.
MVC Officials.
To Investigate
BrightInjury
DES MOINES - (-) - Missouri
Valley Conference officials yester-
day told Drake University it
would hear its protests on the in-
jury of Drake halfback John
Bright last Saturday.
Dr. George D. Small, Coordina-
tor of Athletics at Tulsa Univer-
sity and Executive Vice President
of the conference, said a meeting
will be held in Kansas City Sun-
day to consider the Bright case.
* * * i
BRIGHT SUFFERED a broken
jaw in Saturday's game with Ok-
lahoma A & M at Stillwater. In
an official protest to the confer-
ence, the Drake athletic council
declared last night that Bright
was the victim of "vicious, mali-
cious and intention" attacks.
Dr. Small said that he, Con.
ference Commissioner Artie Eil.
ers, of St. Louis; Dr. Lloyd Mc-
Kinley of Wichita and Bill Beck.
er of Bradley would comprise
t h e special board to hear
IDrake's charges.
Meanwhile, Bright, Drake's can-
didate for All-America and the
nation's all-time leading ground
gainer, was released from the hos-
pital yesterday and worked out
briefly, throwing a few passes.

Oosterbaan
Drills Varsity
On Defense
Fesler Offense
Stuns Nebraska
By HERB NEIL
Preparations for halting the re-
juvenated Golden Gopher offense
were stressed in yesterday's varsity
practice on rain-soaked Ferry
Field.
The Gophers, who suddenly ex-
ploded for 521 yards in downing
Nebraska, 39-20, last Saturday
promise to test the Michigan de-
fense which has improved steadily
over the past few weeks. The Wol-
verines expect to be equal to the
task, however, after so ably
squelching Iowa's touchdown
drives last week.
* * *
ALTHOUGH the Michigan de-
fensive unit seems to be in top
shape, the right halfback slot on
offense is still undermanned be-
cause of injuries.
Tom Witherspoon, who injured
his knee in scrimmage in prac-
tice Tuesday, was in uniform
yesterday but engaged in no
contact work. X-rays taken yes-
terday indicated that nothing
was broken, but the right half-
back is still bothered by the
knee.
Witherspoon may not be able to
play in the Minnesota clash, and
if he does he will undoubtedly see
little action.
IN YESTERDAY'S drills the
varsity concentra'ted on stopping
the reserves, who employed varied
Gopher formations which the Wol-
verines will encounter Saturday.
The reserves met with little suc-
cess, however, as the varsity line
refused to be moved.
. The Gopher running attack is
paced by left halfback Paul Giel
and fullback Ron Wallin, who
proved to be a hard-plunging
back, in Minnesota's first win of
the season. Giel also does the
Gopher passing and is the lead-
ing punter on the squad.
With Witherspoon counted upon
for little, if any, service against
the Gophers Coach Bennie Ooster-
All men interested in becom-
ing student track managers
please report to Ferry Field at
4 p.m. today.
--Mary Horwitz
baan alternated Wes Bradford and
Don Oldham at the wingback slo
in offensive maneuvers yesterday
afternoon.
The exact date of Bradford's in-
duction is not known since the
155-pound halfback had his induc-
tion transferred from his home
)own, Troy, Ohio, to Ann Arbor.
Both Oldham and Bradford got
away for several long runs in yes-
terday's drill, as did fullback Don
Peterson and tailback Bill Putich.
Ted Topor, quarterback and fourth
member of the first string back-
field, hit ends Fred Pickard and
Lowell Perry with several sho t
passes against the reserves.

FRANK HOWELL{
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Plead Guilty
in FixCase
NEW YORK - (M)- Three ex-
Bradley bapketball stars yesterday
pleaded guilty to a conspiracy
charge-a misdemeanor-in con-
nection with the fixing of basket-
ball games.
As a result of the plea, each is
liable to a maximum sentence of
GENE MACKEVICH
Night Editor
three years in prison. General ses-
sions Judge Saul S. Streit set Nov.
14 as the date of sentencing.
ALL-AMERICANS Eugene Mel-{
chiorre, Geroge Chianakis and Wil-
liam Mann were the players in-
dicted on charges of both bribery
-a felony-and conspiracy in a
plot to fix a Madison Square Gar-
den game with Bowling Green of
Ohio, March 19, 1949.
They were allowed to plead to
the lesser count on the recom-
mend ation of Vincent A. G. 0'-
Connor, assistant district attor-
ney, who said "They have been
most cooperative.
The players originally pleaded
innocent to the indictment. With
acceptance of their plea to the
conspiracy charge, the bribery
charge will not be pressed. They
were continued under $500 bail,
pending sentence.
O'Connor recommended that
"these Illinois players receive the
same consideration as was accord-
ed to the New Fork City players
who were permitted to plead to
misdemeanor counts to cover their
indictments."
LATE HOCKEY SCORE
Boston Bruins 3, New York
Rangers 1.

Oosterbaan's Run with Fumble Salvages
Victory in Memorable 1926 Roughhouse

By ED WHIPPLE
There's a strange magic in the
mythical brew of the Little Brown
Jug.
Michigan and Minnesota foot-
ball players have taken swigs of
the potent potion 34 times since
1903, and its effects have produced
some of the greatest upsets and
other unforeseen performances in
the history of football.
* * *
BEFORE a Wolverine-Gopher
clash each rival throws season rec-
ords into a cocked helmet and pro-
ceeds to set about winning the
game by any ingenuity that can be
devised.
Take the famous 1926 contest,
the second between the schools
that year:
Although Michigan had won the
first tilt handily, Minnesota had
come back strong so that by the
end of the season Fielding Yost
figured his Michigan eleven had
little chance of winning, and the
Maize and Blue needed the vc-
tory for a share of the Conference
title.
THINGS WENT according to'
form in the battle, as Minnesota
made something like 400 yards
rushing, while Michigan had
struggled for 30 or 40. In the final
'minute of the game the Gophers
had a 6-0 lead and the ball on
Michigan's 45 yard line.
It looked like Black Saturday
in Ann Arbor. Then it happened.
Minnesota's halfback fumbled.
Michigan's end, a lad named Ben-
nie Oosterbaan, picked the ball up
in the midst of 22 players. By all
that's holy on the gridiron, Ooster-
baan should have fallen on that
loose ball.
INSTEAD he scooped it up and
ran 55 yards for a touchdown. The
Wolverines kicked the point and
won, 7-6.
Such a howl was never heard
as the one which came from
Gopher fans after that play.
"How can you beat such luck?"
What they didn't know was that
Yost made his luck.
* 4.*
HE DIDN'T let his ends scrim-
mage during the week before the
game instead he had them run up
and 'down the field behind man-
agers who dropped footballs, so
that Oosterbaan by game time was
perfect at scooping up balls with
either hand on the dead run.
Of more recent vintage is the
1649 or "Damn Devine" contest
in Ann Arbor:
Michigan had lost to Army and
weak Northwestern, ending a 25
game winning streak. Tommy De-
vine, a Detroit sportswriter, took
this as a signal the week before the
game to write some uncomplimen-
tary articles telling how poor the
Wolverines were, and how much
poorer they were certain to get.
* * *
MINNESOTA, unbeaten, was
fresh from a 23-0 victory over
powerful Ohio State, and the
Gophers on paper had taken the
Brown Jug.
Incensed at the degrading re-
marks of Devine and other
scribes, loyal Wolverne fans,
coaches and players set their

sights on an upset of the un-
fortunate Gophers.
From the opening kickoff that
Saturday it was evident that
Michigan was the team with the
drive and spirit to set down Min-
nesota. And it did set them down,
to the tune of 14-7.
FOR SOME TIME after the Ski-
U-Mah downfall a large gathering
of Michigan rooters stood under
the Stadium press box where De-
vine held forth, voicing appropri-
ate remarks for his edification.
Minnesota 'also takes these
Brown Jug battles to heart.
Last season the Wolverines rode
into Minneapolis solid 20-point
choices to flatten the victoryless
Gophers, who had just been hum-
bled, 48-0, by OSU/" From some-
where the Northmen picked up the
drive and spirit Michigan had in
1949, and the contest ended in a
7-7 tie.
This weekend in the Stadium
Michigan will probably be a slight
favorite over Minnesota on the
form sheets. But don't give form
too much. The brew of the Little
Brown Jug has a strange way of
washing out past performances.
Marciano Eyes
Victory over
Aged bomber
GREENWOOD LAKE, N.Y.--(P)
-A determined Rocky Marciano,
confident of victory, yesterday re-
fused to predict a knockout win
over Joe Louis in their 10-round
match at Madison Square Garden
Friday night.
THE SWARTHY lad from
Brockton, Mass., nearing the big
moment in his career, was asked
All varsity members of the
swimming team, which includes
freshmen this year, as well as
any other swimming team as-
pirants are requested to attend
a meeting next Monday, Octo-
ber 29, at 5:00 p.m. at the pool
in the Intra-Mural Building.
-Matt Mann
by reporters if 43e had any par-
ticular plan of battle.
"No," he said. "We've given
Louis no particular thought. I'll
just go out to fight him. I
don't know what he'll do. I'll
meet whatever he does."
At the same time in his Pomp-
ton Lakes, N.J. camp. Joe Louis
shadowboxed and skipped the rope
in a brief workout yesterday. He
will have another light drill today.
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