SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1951
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Michigan JY Downs
THE MORNING LINE
By TED PAPES
Daily Sports Editor
STORM WARNING FLAGS should be f-lying above every Home-
coming banner on Michigan flagstaffs this morning.
The once dreaded Golden Gophers- of Minnesota are here and
they're as mad as a bunch of pelicans with lockjaw. Someone has
spread the word among them that the Wolverines are looking right past
this afternoon's Brown Jug engagement in anticipation of a title
showdown with Illinois a week hence.
Coach Wes Fesler couldn't have a better weapon to introduce
into battle. His boys don't particularly like the idea of being slighted,
and they're planning an explosive surprise for their hosts.
A few reports leaked out from the Minnesota contingent after its
arrival here by air yesterday. The Northmen are fired up to a season
peak for this traditional struggle.
Toss Out Form Charts
T HE RIVALRY BETWEEN these two schools has produced more than
a normal number of form reversals in the past, and Michigan fans
hope that today will not see another in the parade of upsets, because
the home team rates a slight favorite in pre-game conjecture.
After talking with Wolverine players yesterday it seemed that
there was little justification for the rumor Fesler will try to use
against his foe. Most of the boys seemed as keyed up as expectant
fathers when they discussed the impending battle.
Sage Bennie Oosterbaan has always been known for his policy of
playing football from week to week rather than planning ahead for
key contests. In a conference like the Big Ten where anybody can beat
anybody it simply doesn't pay to overlook any opponent regardless of
past performances or other mathematical factors.
The Michigan coach has not deviated from that rule this week, so
there isn't much chance of overconfidence. The only real danger stems
from the belligerent attitude of the visitors, who may become inspired
enough to defy the form charts and come up victorious.
Opponents Get Tougher
ACTUALLY THIS MINNESOTA affair is another in a long list of
graded tests for the Michigan team. A glance at the record shows
that the Wolverines failed their preliminary exams in two non-league
games, pulled down their first passing grade against Indiana and then
did even better with their Iowa problem.
If they qualify this afternoon they can continue the slow
journey down the title trail, a journey which could find them at
the head of the class for a fifth consecutive season.
There's considerable similarity in the present conditions of the two
combatants. The Gophers also had a poor start, losing to Washington,
California and Northwestern in their first three games.
Last Saturday they finally unwound themselves and may have
begun the upswing in their *cycle of gridiron fortunes. Nebraska
was their victim, by a 19 point margin.
More significant than the score was the' fact that many of the
blocking, tackling and ball-handling problems which had plagued the
squad were ironed out in the Cornhusker game.
Fesler Strategy Failed
WHEN CALIFORNIA SMOTHERED Minnesota, 55 to 14, three weeks
ago, Fesler was at his wit's end. Both he and Oosterbaan had two
losses to their credit at the time, but each handled his problems in a
Fesler benched his seniors and poured a flood of yearling
players onto the gridiron against Northwestern the next week In
an attempt to snap the Gopher lethargy.
The strategy failed, however, as the Wildcats took full advantage
of Minnesota bungling to win by two touchdowns.
Oosterbaan might have done the same thing after the Stanford
defeat, but with the Conference opener on tap he 'elected to string
along wih his vetreans, and they rewarded him with an excellent per-
In fact, they did so well that the Michigan coach had an op-
portunity to test his rookies in the late stages against Indiana, get.
ing the benefit of the Fesler maneuver without the penalty of a
Those gambles, all part of the game, are history now. Fesler is still
burning a bit over the humiliation he suffered last year at the hands of
another Oosterbaan-coached club.
Wes was the pilot at Ohio State in the famous 'Snow Bowl' which
sent Michigan to Pasadena last New Year's Day. A victory for his new
charges today would probably heal that scar.
By ED WHIPPLE
A hard-driving Michigan Jun-
ior Varsity football team fought
its way to a 7-6 victory over Mich-
igan State's JV's in a vicious bat-
tle on Ferry Field yesterday to
give the Wolverines their first
grid triumph over MSC in two
Michigan's victory came at tLe
expense of the same ouC t which
dealt the Maize and Blue a 20-7
defeat just two weeks ago in East
YESTERDAY'S contest showed
a complete reversal 'of form from
the first Spartan tilt. This time
it was Michigan who had the
abundance of hard running backs
and the charging line, while the
Spartans failed to show the back-
field power and driving line play
they utilized two weeks ago.
At that, the Wolverines had
to overcome an early Michigan
State touchdown with one of
their own midway through the
second quarter to tie the score
and then go ahead to stay, 7-6,,
on. Bob Topps conversion.
Tailback Don Evans, a chunky
powerhouse who ran hard and
passed well until he was injured
and carried off the field in the
last quarter, scored the Wolverine
touchdown, smashing off tackle
for two yards. Evans was report-
ed to be in good condition last
* *, *
TOPP THEN MADE good his try
for extra point, despite the pres-
ence of two Spartans in the Mich-
igan backfield who were called
offside. Michigan declined the
Evans' smash climaxed a
Michigan sustained drivethat
started on its own 35. Alternat-
ing ball carrying duties between
Evans, Dick Balzhiser, and Dan
Becker, quarterback Mark Scarr
moved the Maize and Blue to
the MSC 15, in six plays, where
a fumble momentarily halted
But Balzhiser plunged for a first
down on the 11. From there, Stan
Knickerbocker made four, Evans
got four, and Balzhiser injured his
leg while picking up one more.
ON FOURTH DOWN, Evans
contributed his clincher.
The Spartans opened the
game as if they were going to
repeat their previous win. After
an exchange of punts, they
For Gold Cup
The fourth annual "T-Bowl"
football battle between Tau Delta
Phi and Triangle will be waged at
9:45 this morning with the Tau
Delts out to wrest the gold Loving
Cup from the Triangle gridders
Scene of the contest is South
* * - *
LAST SEASON Triangle won the
Cup with a 12-6 victory and the
previous two years Tau Delta Phi
copped the trophy.
Both teams have impressive
records in IM competition. Tau
Delts recently edged last sea-
son's IM champs, Delta Sigma
Phi, 13-12, and Triangle has
won the championship in their
The contest will inatch two of
IMs top passers, Stick Davidson
of Triangle and Gene Curtis of
TDP. Davidson's most probable
receivers are Art Zimmerman and
Harry Criel. Curtis has an 'able
receiver in Sherm Carmell and a
good blocking back in Sam Krieg-
a Point Boot
drove 60 yards to score half-
way through the opening quar-
ter. Vic Postula plunged two
yards for the score.
Jerry Luzador attempted the
conversion, but his boot was wide
to the left and low, leaving the
door open for Michigan's one-
IMMEDIATELY following the
Spartan score, Michigan threat-
ened, as Balzhiser took a screen
pass from Scarr and went 25
yards for a touchdowri which was
nullified by an offside penalty.
The Wolverines failed to capi-
talize on several other scoring
opportunities, especially in the
Largely through Evans' efforts,
Michigan gained a first down on
the State 30, where an injury to
the Wolverine tailback took the
sting out of its attack.
EVANS HAD RUN off tackle for
four yards, and he was kicked in
the pileup and carried off the field
on a stretcher. A 15 yard penalty
for roughing Evans gave Michigan
a first down on the State 15, but
a fumble halted the drive.
Excessive penalties and an
alert Michigan defense kept the
Spartans well bottled up after
their initial score. Dave Ray
intercepted three wayward MSC
Coach Don Robinson was visibly
pleased with the play of his Mich-
igan eleven, although he felt the
margin of victory could have been
much greater if the Wolverines
had capitalized on more of their
On the line, standouts for the
Maize and Blue were Captain Ron
Williams, a guard, tackle Bob Mil-
ligan, and end John Veselenak.
The Michigan JV's have now
won two and lost one this year.
.. . -bulwark of line
Louis in 8th;
NEW YORK - (P) - Joe Louis
sprawled at the end of the glory
road last'night-a stunning tech-
nical knockout victim of the
crunching fists of savage Rocky
Marciano in 2:36 of the eighth
round at Madison Square Garden.
Referee Ruby Goldstein never
bothered to count when a stunning
left hook and right to the jaw
dumped the once great Brown
Bomber on the ring apron in help-
less condition. The balding 37-
year old vet had just got up from
a eight-count knockdown when
the end came.
Stopped for the second time in
his glorious 17-year career and for
the first time since Max Schmel-
ing knocked him out in Yankee
Stadium June 19, 1936, Louis was
a badly beaten shadow of' his old
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Don Swanson, an 18-year-old'
So Michigan must rate an edge
Only Dick O'Shaughnessy, a
sophomore, is in his first year of
competition among the Wolver-
ine starters on offense.
Michigan has been an improving
team this season. Although Coach
Oosterbaan was moaning low after
defeats at the hands of Michigan
State and Stanford, the Wolver-
ines' performance against confer-
ence teams - 33+"14 over Indiana
and 21-0 over Iowa-has shown
that they can wield a well-bal-
Principals: Michigan (2-2)
vs. Minnesota (1-3).
Coaches: Bennie Oosterbaan,
Michigan; Wes Fesler, Minne-
Captains: Bill Putich, Michi-
gan; Wayne Robinson, Minne-
Kickoff Time: 2:00 P.M.
Probable Attendance: 87,000.
Probable Weather: Cloudy
with possible rain.
anced attack and are a much bet-
ter team on defense than they
were at season's start.
This may well be the deciding
game for the Maize and Blue. The
lightly-regarded Gophers could
provide a stumbling-block in
Michigan's drive for a fifth con-
ference title. The Wolverines have
an even bigger game next week-
against Illinois-and if they have
their minds on that crucial con-
test instead of the business at
hand, Fesler may get his revenge
An additional bit of color will
be provided for today's contest by
the alumni, who return for the an-
nual homecoming festivities.
Mnea Pc Mirhi-"i
ATO, Delts Win in Playoffs
For IM Semi-Finals Places
By STEVE JELIN
Alpha Tau Omega battled its
way into a semi-final berth in the
first place play-offs of the I-M
football league with a 19-7 win
over Phi Delta Theta yesterday.
Howie Maturen's accurate pass-
ing had the hard-blocking Phi
Delts dizzy and air-sick, as he
chalked up nine completed passes,
including three touchdown throws.
Captain Bob Weir and Don Fack-
ler did most of the receiving in
this aerial assault.
IN THE SECOND place play-
offs Delta Tau Delta overcame a
13-0 halftime handicap to nose
out a confident, surprised Theta
Xi team, 14-13. Al Hanson, inter-
cepting and running, personally
accounted for eight all-important
At the clock ticked out the
last two minutes of the game
Hanson jumped up to intercept
a Theta Xi pass, and set out
like a lightning bolt for the goal.
Then, to finish off the after-
noon, he caught the pass for
the conversion and the winning
In a one-sided contest Sigma
Phi Epsilon downed Delta Sigma
Phi, 20-0. A pass interception and
a 45-yard run by Joe Hipfel, and
some deceptive ball-carrying by
Patty Haas provided the thrills
and the points in the game.
In other league games Phi
Gamma Delta defeated Psi Upsi-
lon, 14-0; Beta Theta Pi eked
out a 6-0 victory over Phi Sigma
Kappa; Sigma Phi trimmed Zeta
Beta Tau, 20-0; Sigma Chi wal
loped Phi Kappa Psi, 32-13; and
Alpha Chi Sigma scored a 7-0 win
at the expense of Phi Delta Epsi-
Meanwhile, Delta Chi forfeited
to Kappa Alpha Psi and neither
Phi Kappa Epsilon nor Theta
Delta Chi showed up for their
'M1W, Ypsi Tie,
3-3, in Soccer
The University of Michigan's
American team of the Interna-
tional Soccer League, in its first
game of the season, fought to a
3-3 tie with a well-drilled Michi-
gan State Normal eleven.
The experienced Ypsilanti team
completely outplayed the Ameri-
cans on the Michigan soccer field.
A dazzling performance was
registered by Jorge Lince, State
Normal inside right, who scored
all three of his teams goals. For
the American team freshman Herb
Martin played a fine game and
gave promise of a bright future.
Capitalizing on an early mixup
in front of the goal, Art Nicholas
chalked up the Americans' first
score. Later Mack Emshwiller and
Herb Martin scored to end the
game in a deadlock.
Oklahoma A & M 20, Detroit 7
Miamui (Fla.) 20, Mississippi 7
Temple 20, Boston U. 13
Heidelberg 40, Indiana State 0
Three University of Kentucky
Cagers Indicted for 1949 Fix
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NEW YORK - (P) -Three for-
mer University of Kentucky bas-
ketball stars were indicted yester-
day on charges of fixing a 1949
tournament game and at the same
time were charged with conspiracy
covering the team's entire 1948-49
The District Attorney's office
said the three also told of discus-
sing fixes on nine other games.
* * *
THE PLAYERS -- Alex Groza,
Ralph Beard and Dale Barnsta-
ble--pleaded innocent and were
released on X1,000 bail each. Five
alleged fixers also were indicted
and released on bail ranging from
$2,500 to $10,000.
Groza and Beard were both,
former All-American players
and members of the United
States' championship Olympic
basketball team in 1948. Barn-
stable, a teammate, is coach of
Manual High in Louisville.
The players specifically are
charged with shaving points in
the National Invitation Tourna-
ment game at Madison Square
Garden March 14, 1949, against
Loyola of Chicago. Loyola won
the game, 67-56.
GROZA ALLEGEDLY received
$1,000 and Beard and Barnstable
$500 each for keeping the score.
below the point spread. Kentucky
was a 10 to 12 point favorite.
Thus Kentucky, which had a
21-game winning streak going,
could have won by nine points and
remained within the spread so
that those betting against the
Wildcats would have collected.
Three counts of the indictment
covered t h e Kentucky - Loyola
game while a fourth charged the
three with conspiracy covering the
entire schedule from November,
1948, to March, 1949.
Assistant District Attorney Vin-
cent A. G. O'Connor said the play-
ers admitted getting $100 each for
each of three games which they
won by mnore than the point
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