WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1952
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wolverines Stress Pass
Old Knee Injury Sidelines Frank Howell;
Freshman Tony Branoff May Fill Position
Yanks Eye Fourth Straight Championship
NEW YORK - OP) -The ever-
winning New York Yankees open
their bid for a fourth straight
world championship behind Allie
* * *
Pass defense and Frank Howell's
injury drew most of the attention
at the Wolverine football team's
light workout session yesterday.
The anti-aircraft batteries were
drilled steadily to try to correct
the weakness that crippled the
team against Michigan State.
HOWELL, the speedy back who
had looked so fine in all pre-season
workouts and was selected as
"Michigan Player of the Week"
by visiting newspapermen last Sat-
The Intramural department
needs officials for touch foot-
ball. Those interested call the
I-M Building at 8109 or con-
tact Dick Dennis at, 3-1616.
urday, agravated an old knee in-
jury in the game against Michi-
gan State and stafed out of -uni-
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan said
that Howell's injury was worse
than at first thought and that
he was not sure whether or not
he would be able to make the
trip to Stanford on Thursday.
He is taking heat treatments on
the recalcitrant knee and hop-
ing for a miracle.
The right-halfback picture is
further darkened by injuries to
the number one and number two
reserves. Ton Witherspoon pulled
a leg muscle on Monday and Don
Oldham suffered a back injury
against State, so neither of them
are expected to be up to snuff. It
appears now that the major brunt
of the wing-backing will be taken
up by Tony Branoff, the hard-
running freshman sensation from
ASIDE FROM pass defense, the
squad worked out in a light dummy
scrimmage and signal drills to
sharpen the offense preparatory
to Saturday's meeting with the In-
dians at Palo Alto.
The freshman team, with 100
anxious neophytes reporting to
Coach Wally Weber and' his as-
sistant Cliff Keen, moved into
its sixth day of practice, with
the squad just beginning to take
shape. Ed Johnson, older broth-
er of Tom, Michigan's great
tackle of last year, is one of the
most impressive new gridders.
Johnson'is a beefy 230 and runs
out of the fullback slot.
The turnout is one of the larg-
est that Weber has had in re-
cent years, and most of the young-
sters are large and talented, whichj
augurs well for a strong freshman
squad. In keeping with the trend
of modern football, offense has
taken the major emphasis in the
preliminary drills with a lot of
time being spent by the coaching
staff acquainting the freshmen
with the Michigan brand of the
Reynolds today at Ebbetts field
with Manager Casey Stengel still
mulling over his batting order to
face Joe Black, Brooklyn's bril-
liant relief pitcher.
Doubt about the condition of
Gene Woodling is the reason for
Stengel's reluctance to give out a
batting order. Woodling, bothered
by a pulled leg muscle, insists he
will be fit and ready to take over
his left field job. Stengel wants
to be "sure Gene can run before
he makes a move.
* * *
BY THE TIME the 32,000 pay-
ing customers have taken their
seats and millions of radio and
television fans have huddled
around their sets, Stengel will
havedelivered the lineup into the
hands of plate umpire Babe Pi-
nelli. Game time is 1 p.m.
The Yanks' blazing World
Series record of 14-4 and the
Dodgers' dreary showing of 0-5
helped the oddmakers install
the American League as strong
8 to 5 favorites. Reynolds was
a little better than 6 to 5 to
beat Black in the opener at Eb-
betts Field in the best-of-seven
Reynolds, 20-8, an old hand at
this World Series business with
his first 20-win season behind him,
was facing a 28-year-old rookie
who started only two games all
season. But Black 15-4, a strong-
armed Negro, appeared in 56
games as the Dodgers' bullpen ace
in their struggle to win the Na-
tional League pennant.
* * *
MANAGER Chuck Dressen of
the Brooks announced his regu-
lar lineup including Carl Furillo
in right field. Fudillo has been a
doubtful starter because of a pain-
fully injured left hand.
The Dodgers pack plenty of
power in the bats of cleanup
man Jackie Robinson, Roy Cam-
panella, Gil Hodges, Andy Paf-
ko and Duke Snider.
Both clubs worked out yesterday
at Yankee Stadium.
Top Chi Phi
Betas, Sammies Cop
Ageless grid rivalries were re-
newed yesterday afternoon on Fer-
ry Field as twenty houses knocked
the proverbial "lid" off another
fraternity football season.
The hurling arms of Tom Case
and Don Mitchell gave the Kap-
pa Sigs a big lift as they dumped
Chi Phi 19-13.
* * *
MITCHELL hit Rad Fisher ear-
ly in the first period with a short
toss in the end zone to give Kap-
pa Sigma the first touchdown of
Then, after Chi Phi had knot-
ted the score at 6-6 on a pass
from Lee Krumbholz to Dave
Sebold, Case unleashed a pair
of long heaves to Mitchell and
Chuck Heimerdinger to put the
Kappa Sigs in front for good.
The Chi Phi's added their final
TD late in the game on another
pass from Krumbholz, this time
to Jim Howell.
By PAUL GREENBERG
"Sophomore quarterback Jim
Haluska passed for three touch-
downs and scored another as he
led Wisconsin's football team to a
brutal 42-19 victory over Mar-
So read the Daily's brief synop-
sis of the Badger's opening day
triumph at Madison, but there is
a story between the lines that
touches the Michigan sports scene
THIS SAME Haluska, who con-
nected on 14 of 21 aerials for 237
yards, played his freshman foot-
ball right here in Ann Arbor in
However he was hobbled by
injuries and showed up at prac-
tice just enough times to get
credit for the football coaching
course he was taking in the
School of Physical Education.
The stocky six-footer also won
freshman numerals in basketball
and baseball and was considered
by his coaches as one of the finest
natural athletes ever to matricu-
late at Michigan. r
FORMER 'M' FRESHMAN:
Key to Badgers' Chances
HALUSKA is a native Badger,
hailing from Racine, the same
town that sent the Peterson broth-
ers, Don, and Tom, to Michigan
and football fame. He didn't col-
pete in varsity sports last year,
but; now back in the familiar en-
virons of his home state where he
led his. high school team to the
state parochial championship in
1949, Haluska has found a place
for himself on the gridiron.
He moves into the quarter-
backing slot vacated by the grad-
uation of the slick-passing John-
ny Coatta, quite a move for a
lad who passed up spring foot-
ball practice at Michigan to play
shortstop on the frosh baseball
Teamed with h'alfbacks Gerry
Witt and Harland Carl and Full-
back Alan "The Horse" Ameche,
Haluska gives Wisconsin what
many experts consider to be the
best backfield in the Big Ten, good
enough to make the Badgers co-
favorites in the conferenc6 race
with Illinois, last year's title hold-
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* . . 20-game winner
* * *
WORLD SERIES FACTS
By The Associated Press
Rizzuto ss Cox 3b
Collins lb Reese ss
Mantle of Snider of
Woodling If Robinson 2b
Berra c Campanella c
Bauer rf Pafko If
McDougald 3b Hodges lb
Martin 2b Furillo rf
Reynolds p Black p
Umpires - Pinelli NL plate;
Passarella AL first base; Goetz
NL second base; McKinley AL
third base. Foul lines-Boggess
NL and Honochick AL.
First game-At Ebbetts' Field,
Second game-At Ebbetts' Field,
Third game-At Yankee Sta-
dium, New York, Friday.
Fourth game-At Yankee Sta-
dium, New York, Saturday.
Fifth game if necessary - At
Yankee Stadium, New York, Sun-
Sixth game if necessary -- At
Ebbetts' Field, Brooklyn, Monday.
Seventh game if necessary-
At Ebbetts' Field, Brooklyn,
Game times-Noon. CST for all
except Sunday. Sunday starting
time is 1:05 p.m. CST.
Seating capacity-Ebbetts' Field,
33,000; Yankee Stadium, 69,000.
Radio broadcast -- Mutual.
Television -- NBC.
Series odds-Yankees 8-5.
First game odds-Yankees 6-5.
First game starting pitchers --
Joe Black 15-4 for Brooklyn; Allie
Reynolds 20-8 for New York.
Last year's winners-Yankees
defeated Giants in six games.
World Series standings-Ameri-
can 31 champions; National 17.
World Series records of partici-
pants - Yankees 14-4; Brooklyn
. . . star reliefer
Howell's Running Earns
Player of the Week Tag
Frank Howell, fleet Wolverine
wingback, was named Michigan
Player of the Week by the press
box experts for his outstanding
offensive play in Saturday's 27-13
losing effort against Michigan
Billy Wells, Howell's counter-
part on the Michigan State line-
up, received the same honor for
his continued success in outracing
the Wolverine defensive platoon.
HOWELL was the sparkplug of
the Michigan running attack,
gaining 106 yards in 16 tries for
an unofficial average of 7.6 yards
His effectiveness on the
ground is more apparent when
compared tb the total Michigan
rushing record-161 yards gain-
ed in 38 tries, a 4.3 average.
Midway in . the first quarter
Howell carried the mail in one
of a series of plays that led to
the first Michigan touchdown. His
four yard reverse set the stage
for Ted Kress to counter the first
six pointer of the day from the
five yard line.
THE REVERSE worked well for
Howell all afternoon. Early in the
second quarter he scampered 24
yards to place the pigskin in
threatening position on the Spar-
tan 23. However, two plays later
he fumbled on the State 15 to
spoil a scoring opportunity.
Again, early in the second
half, he raced 24 yards to the
State 20 yard line, but this time
a 15 yard clipping penalty nulli-
fied the gain and took the guts
out of another Michigan scor-
In addition to his work on the
first string backfield, the Muske-
gon senior also saw action with
the defensive unit, sharing the
safety position with Lowell Perry.
Unfortunately for the Wolver-
ine eleven, an old knee injury
came back to plague him late in
the game and he may not see
action against Stanford this Sat-
Leads AP Poll
NEW YORK - (/P) - Michigan
State's mighty Spartans, who have
established a come-from-behind
pattern of winning their football
games, are the front-runners in
the Associated Press football poll.
Others in the first ten this
week were California, Texas,
Georgia Tech, Southern Cali-
fornia, Wisconsin, Kansas and
Duke. The second.ten: Tennaes-
see, Villanova, Princeton, UCLA,
Ohio State, Virginia, Rice, Mis-
sissippi, Notre Dame and Okla-
A heavy schedule this week in-
dicates that further changes in
the rankings may be in order after
BETA THETA PI ran
highest score of the day
trampled Triangle, 32-0.
The passing combination of
Dick Fisher to Terry Iverson,
which clicked for three touch-
downs, was the big gun in the
furious Beta offense.
The other scores came on a
twenty-yard sweep around right
end by Mac Hurry and a pass in-
terception by Tom Trimble, who
snatched the pigskin on the Tri-
angle 15-yard stripe and raced un-
touched across the goal line.
SIGMA ALPHA MU'S Warren
Werthheimer hurled three touch-
down passes to give his team a 20-
2 win over Delta Tau Delta.
Wertheimer, who ended the
game with a record of eight
completions out of 12 tosses,
pitched to big Paul Groffsky
for two touchdowns and hit
Marc Jacobson for the other
The Delt's picked up their two
points on a safety when Al Wolin
of Sigma Alpha Mu was touched
behind his own goal line after he
had intercepted a pass.
In one of the closest battles
of the afternoon Alpha Tau
Omega, last year's grid champs,
edged Alpha Delta Phi in over-
With the score tied, 13-13, at the
end of regulation play, ATO out-
gained the Alpha Delts in the ex-
tra period, giving them one point
and a hard-earned victory.
Delta Upsilon 19; sigma Nu 6
Sig Eps 26; Phi Kappa sigma 0
Delta Sigma 7; Zeta Psi 6
ZBT 2; Sigma Phi 0
AE Pi 1; Phi Sig Kappa 0
Psi U 6; Phi Sig 0
Reeves 13; Lloyd 12 (Overtime)
WinchelI 14; Kelsey 13 (Overtime)
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