THURSDAY, OCTOBER x, 1952
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1952 PAGE THREE
Black Outpitches Reynolds for Opening Seri
... by John Jenks
IF WISCONSIN does anything in conference football this year, its
success may be attributable to a former Wolverine, Jim Haluska,
who is currently directing the Badger attack from the quarterback
The recent rise to athletic prominence by Haluska naturally
has set the Michigan fan's mind to wondering how this personable
young creature escaped from the Ann Arbor clime. From what
can be gathered, nobody really knows the. answer to this query.
It should be noticed, however, that not many potential all-stars
leave Michigan and succeed someplace else. Once they're here, they're
usually here to stay. The big problem, though, is getting them up
here in the first place.
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Recruiting at Michigan.. .
IN THIS REPORTER'S opinion Michigan's recruiting system is
somewhat on the sloppy side. In more than a few cases he has
seen good athletes go elsewhere for no other reason than improper
handling by the athletic department. An example should bring out
Once upon a time there was a young man who had all the
earmarks of an excellent college prospect. He could play football
like nobody's business, was a competent basketball performer, and
most of all, he was smart. Valedictorian.of his class, in fact.
Now this lad was sought by all the big institutions in the area,
but because he had friends at one place, and because his coach had a
son at the same place, our personality, Froncie Gutman by name,
hag at least one step in that direction. The place, in case you can't
figure it out, was Michigan.
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Michigan Plays It Cool...
THE NEVER got here. And why? Just before Gutman was
graduated from high school his coach approached a Wolverine
assistant mentor at an alumni banquet to offer sone aid. He was
treated in so condescending a fashion, however, that he just told the
Michigan representative to forget about it.
Today Gutman is beginning what promises to be a very
successful career at a rival institution. Even if he never did
amount to a hill of beans at Michigan, at least he wouldn't be in
the enemy's camp now if he had been handled right then.
This is only an isolated example of a fairly frequent occurrence
in Wolverine recruiting. Almost everybody has heard of the Ed
Kalafat story. Kalafat is a 6 foot 5 inch monster hailing from Ana-
conda, Montana-the home of Wolverines' Laurie LeClaire and Ed
Hickey-who is especially adroit on a basketball court.
While Michigan almost completely ignored him when he
visited the campus, Minnesota's Ozzie Cowles gave him a high
degree of personal attention, with the result that he is now a
Last spring this reporter attended a track meet at which he
met the number one and two scorers in the toughest basketball league
in Indiana. Some Michigan enthusiast in the school system there
had brought the boys up to see the university.
s s s s
Coaches Seem Indifferent .. .
NONE OF THE coaching dignitaries, particularly In the basketball
department, even sat with them at the meet, although they were
all practically within reaching distance. No wonder one went to Illi.
nois and the other to Kansas.
To improve its recruiting system Michigan doesn't have ti
offer the world and a Cadillac to boys it wants. Just a little more
interest in the prospect as a human being by his prospective coach
would go a long way towards inducing youths to come to Michigan.
Will it work? Ask Don Canham, the Maize and Blue cinder coach,
or hockey head Vic Heyliger, both of whom use this method very
successfully. Canham has a virtual monopoly on Canadian thinclads,
and he holds his own with in-state talent.
Now he is expanding his influence into the distant Baltic Sea area.
Leave by Air
Michigan's 40-man football
squadrdeparted from Willow Run
Airport early this morning for the
Pacific Coast where they will meet
Stanford University in a major1
intersectional clash on Saturday.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan has a
late afternoon practice scheduled
after the team arrives. The plane
is slated to land in San Francisco
at 4 p.m.
** * *
THE Wolverines went through
a rugged scrimmage yesterday
afternoon despite a heavy thunder-
storm which made the footing ex-
tremely uncertain. Major atten-
tion is still being given to the var-
sity's pass defense problem.
The traveling squad is composed
of the following players: Half-
backs-Don Oldham, Ted Kress,
Don Evans, Frank Howell, Tony
Branoff, Stan Knickerbocker;
Bill Billings, Ted Topor; Fullbacks'
Fred Baer, Bob Hurley, Russ
Rescorla, Dave Tinkham, Dick
Balzhiser, Laurie LeClaire.
Centers - Dick O'Shaugnessy,
Wayne Melchiori, Ray Wine, Ray
VanderZeyde; Guards-Don Dug-
ger, Bob Matheson, Dick Beison,
Masimir Chomicz, Bob Timm, Ron
Williams; Tackles-Rober Zat-
koff, Ralph Stribe, Ron Geyer,
Jim Balog, Art Walker, Dick Stro-
zewski, Ben Pederson, Don Ben-
nett; Ends-Bob Topp, Thad
Stanford, Merritt Green, Lowell
Perry, Gene Knutson, John Vesel-
enak and Jim Bates.
McDougald Hits Homer
For Yank~s in Lost Cause
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called out to open the sixth. Cox
fouled to Yogi Berra. Reese sin-
gled to right and took second when
Reynolds wild pitched.
WITH THE count 2-1 on him,
Snider sent a Reynolds pitch high
and far over the scoreboard to
break the deadlock.
Then Reese, up with two out
and nobody on in the eighth,
lined his home run into the left
field seats off relief pitcher Ray
Scharborough. He was the first
Dodger ever to hit two homers in
series competition. Pee Wee's
first came in the 1949 series
against the Yanks.
.. Both managers already had
announced their pitchers for to-
morrow's game at Ebbets Field.
It will be two righthanders-Carl
Eskine 14-6 for the Brooks and Vic
Raschi 16-6 for the Yanks.
* * *
THIS WAS a brilliant job by
Black, the fellow who was sup-
posed to be only a "six-inning
pitcher." Actually it was his 31st
victory in 12 months, counting 15
in the Cuban winter league and 15
in his first big league season.
Despite his brilliant record eye-
brows were lifted when Dressen
nominated Black to pitch the se-
ries opener against the mighty
New York Yankees.
THE DODGERS meal ticket was
far from relaxed in the Dodger
dressing room after the game.
"It wasn't easy. Don't ever let
anybody tell you that,". Black
said. "Nervous? Was I nervous?
I'm always nervous out there.
My stomach was full of butter-
STENGEL, the constant juggler
of lineups, was asked what he had
in mind for Thursday.
"Don't know whether I'll
change or not," he replied.
"Woodling looked good. He ran
pretty good. If Woodling don't
cripple up during the night, I
must put him in the game."
Gene Woodling slammed a pinch
hit triple in the eighth and scored
on Hank Bauer's fly.
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Phi Gamis Down Kappa Nu;
Sigma Chi Beats Theta Chi
TOAST OF TULARE:
Olympic Champ Mathias
Sparks Stanford Eleven
Intramural football teams had
to battle the weather yesterday
afternoon due to intermittent
showers which hampered playing
conditions of some games and can-
However the weather didn't
bother Phi Gamma Delta as they
trounced Kappa Nu, 42-0. Clark
Gibson scored 4 touchdowns for
the Phi Gams, 3 on passes from
Pete Palous and the 4th on an in-
The game started slowly and at
the half the score was 14-0, but
in the second half the Phi Gains
really got rolling and racked up
28 more points for their victory.
On the strength of their sharp
passing attack, Sigma Chi turned
back Theta Chi, 12-0, in one of
Season's First Regatta
At Whitmore Saturday
yesterday's feature games. 'he
first tally came when Jerry Davis
tossed an aerial to Paul Fancher
in the end zone.
With less than 2 minutes left
to play in the first half, Norm
Canty connected on a touchdown
pass to Jim Young to end the
scoring for the game.
Sigma Alpha Epsilson downed
Phi Kappa Psi, 12-0, scoring on
the first and last plays of the
game. On the first play from
Any student interested in be-
coming varisity track manager
should report to Ferry Field at
4 p.m. today.
scrimmage John Taylor hit Jed
Shull with a touchdown pass and
on the last play from scrimmage
Dick Young sprinted 50 yards for
the final tally.
Lambda Chi Alpha edged Delta
Chi, 2-0, when Dave West caught
a Delta Chi man in the end zone
in the early part of the first half.
Phi Delta Theta and Theta Xi won
by forfeit from Phi Kappa Tau
and Trigon, respectively. All other
scheduled contests were cancelled
because of the rain.
DID YOU KNOW. . . that Mich-
igan's all-time football record in-
cludes 416 wins, 120 losses and 24
ties. The Wolverines have tallied
12,467 markers to 3,680 for their
By DICK LEWIS
If you look closely at your tele-
vision screen late Saturday after-
noon, you'll see a broad-shoulder-
ed, hard-charging Stanford full-
back taking pot shots at the Mich-
igan forward wall.
And when you hear sportscaster
Tom Harmon, himself an All-
American Wolverine halfback in
1939-40, announce that 21-year-
old Robert B. Mathias has stepped
his way to another substantial
gain, you'll stop and think for a
THEN YOU'LL recall that Math-
ias is the same 17-year-old high
school wonder from Tulare, Cali-
fornia, who stunned the sporting
world with a smashing victory for
the United States in the 1948
Olympic Decathlon grind. The
same Mathias earned another gold
medal for a similar feat in the
In between Olympic triumphs,
the 6-3, 204 pound all-around
athlete has captured four Na-
tional decathlon titles in 1948-
50 and 1952. He set a world
standard of 8,042 points for this
event, and holds the, all-time
Stanford discus record at 173
feet, 4 inches.
During the fall of the past two
years, Mathias has found enough
time to play topnotch football for
the Palo Alto eleven, last year's
Pacific Coast Conference cham-
* * .*
BUT ENTRY into the gridiron
sport last season came after a
three-year layoff, and it took the
toast of Tulare some time to re-
gain the old form which branded
his as one of the nation's out-
standing high school players at
Kiski Prep in 1948.
Mathias took over the full-
back slot in the fourth game
against UCLA and wound up the
campaign with eight touchdowns
in 194 minutes of play. He fin-
ished second in ground-gaining
on the Indian squad with 389
yards on 98 rushes for a 4.0
In the first scrimmage of the
1951 fall practise, Mathias went
off tackle for 30 yards, but in-
jured, a toe so badly when.tackled
that he didn't even make the trav-
elling squad for the opener against
Oregon. Neither did he appear in
the contest with San Jose State
the following week.
MATHIAS played exactly 45
seconds against the Maize and
Blue in Ann Arbor, but when reg-
ular fullback Bob Meyers was in-
jured in practice, the needed
Big Mathias was the starting
offensive fullback in the battle
with arch-rival UCLA, and de-
spite his rustiness found the
end zone for two badly-needed
touchdowns in a 21-7 win over
He netted two more tallies, in-
cluding a 96-yard runback of a
kickoff, in a 27-20 conquest of
Southern Cal, and hit paydirt for
two more as Stanford topped Santa
IF YOU SEE this West Coast
golden boy dart out occasionally
for a well-meant aerial, this is
also in his bag of tricks. Mathias,
you see, grabbed four of these for
68 yards in 1951.
The quick -witted Californian,
has led Stanford to victories over
Santa Clara and Washington State
in its first two outings this year.
The fall racing season will get
its kickoff Saturday and Sunday
when the Michigan Sailing Club
entertains eight other schools at
Whitmore Lake in its annual Fall
Bowling Green, Denison, Wis-
consin; Toledo, Detroit, Case Tech,
Wayne, and Rhode Island Univer-
sity are slated to compete with
the Wolverine helmsmen for the
trophy won last year by Purdue
and the year before by Toledo.
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AS IS USUAL in round robins
of this sort all ten of the club's
D-T dingies will be rotated among
the different crews so that no team
can claim superiority or inferior-
ity of boat construction or per-
Each school is entering two
crews, one for the "A" Division
and another for the "B" Divi-
sion races. Results in each divi-
sion will count equally towards
the final score.
Several times throughout the
day skipper John Ritter plans to
demonstrate a new class dingy,
approved by the Midwest Collegiate
Sailing Association for future use.
Sailing club members will go
over final plans for the regatta
at a meeting at 7:30 p.m. today
at the Michigan Union.
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His ace shot putter hails from Swed
on to an Estonian javelin throwers-
who, unfortunately, didn't meet
the academic requirements.
HEYLIGER also does well in
the hinterlands of Canada. He
isn't much with in-state talent,
mainly because there isn't any
such thing, but he does like Min-
nesota boys. As both these coaches
turn out consistent top-flight
squads, it is obvious that personal
interest pays off.
Who would you nominate as
the guttiest player on the 'M'
football team? This reporter -
would cast his vote for guard
Bob Matheson. "Matty," as he
is called by his teammates, came
to Ann Arbor labeled quarter-
He didn't attract much atten-
tion his freshman year at that
position, so he turned himself in-
to a guard and went out for spring
ball. Apparently he' didn't shine
there either, for he wasn't asked
to partake at the training table
the following fall.
He came anyway, and spent the
year as a red shirt, which means
he was cannon fodder for the var-
sity. Eventually the coaches rea-
lized that nothing short of murder
was going to keep him out, so they
gave him his needed chance. This
fall Matty was a returning letter-
en, and just recently he latched
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