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Grange Stopped In '25
As'M' Revenges Loss

Revenge was Michigan's byword:
that gray, rainy 24th day of Oc-
tober back in 1925.
The Wolverines were in Cham-
paign, Illinois, to meet the rugged
lhini of Bob Zuppke, featuring
Red Grange, who the year before
had cut Michigan to shreds by
scoring five touchdowns and,
throwing for a sixth.
FIELDING Yost's Wolverines
were back in the same stadium
one year later, and 68,000 fans
strained forward in their seats,
waiting for Grange to do it all
over again. But this Michigan
team remembered the 39-14 de-
bacledof the season before, and
was determined to gain revenge.
Two new faces were in the Wol-
verine lineup this time, a quarter-
back called Friedman, and an end
they called Oosterbaan.
Just as it will be this Satur-
day, Illinois held its homecom-
ing that day, and despite the
soggy weather, every seat was
filled as Michigan took the kick-
off, and then bogged down in
the mud.
Illonois took over, and the fans
gasped when they saw Grange
playing at quarterback instead of
' halfback, as Zuppke tried to wreck
Yost's carefully planned defense.
* * *
FROM THE first Illini play, the
fans knew that this game was to
be a different story from the year
before, as the redhead headed for
end, then cut in at tackle, and
was slammed down hard by the
rookie Oosterbaan, the same Oos-
terbaan who leads Michigan into
Memorial Stadium this Saturday.
Zuppke wrinkled his brow a
moment, and sent in instructions
for Grange to try the outside,
but this didn't work either, as
Michigan smashed him to the
turf again and again.
Michigan was also hampered by
the rain, as the Illini defense
proved very strong. Thus Yost
reached into his bag of tricks for
a play that Harry Iipke had pull-
Night Editor

ed three years earlier at Ohio
State for a crucial touchdown.
* 'I
WITH ONLY three minutes left
in the half, Michigan used this
play, a razzle-dazzle left end
sweep, rolling to the Illinois 18.
But Michigan attack then stalled
in the mud, so Benny Friedman
dropped back to the 25, and boot-
ed a perfect field goal to give the
Maize and Blue a 3-0 halftime
The stunned Champaign
faithful doubted if this upstart
team from Ann Arbor could hold
the vaunted Grange during the
second half but they were wrong.
Grange hammered the Michigan
line all through the second half
in vain, until Zuppke finally re-
moved him from the game.
The "Wheaton Iceman" had car-
ried the ball 25 times for a paltry
total of 55 yards, a bit over 2
yards per try. His longest run
was a mere 14 yards, a far cry-
from the previous year, when
Grange rolled 95 yards on just the
first kickoff alone.
The game moved toward the
close, and in desperation Zup or-
dered a passing barrage. But
Michigan rose to the occasion, and
led by the interceptions of "Bo"
Molenda, the Orange and Blue
were stymied.
The final gun sounded, and
Michigan had done the near im-
possible. It had stopped Red
Grange, beating Illinois, 3-0, to
gain revenge for the humiliation
of the year before. The strains of
the "Victors" echoed over a stun-
ned partisan crowd, and 10,000
Michigan fans - headed happily
back to Ann Arbor, having seen
a game long to be remembered.

Phi Delts Nip
Delts ToWin
Playoff Tilt
A few feet, a few seconds, and a
single point spelled the difference
as Phi Delta Theta edged past
Delta Tau Delta, 7-6, in a frater-
nity intramural football playoff
game yesterday.
Most of the action was packed
into the last five minutes of each
half in the first place semi-final
* * *
IN THE CLOSING minutes of
the first half the Delts marched 45'
yards to take a 6-0 lead. Lee Mur-,
phy hit Al Price with a pass on the
Phi Delt five-yard line to set up
the score. Three plays later Max
Daniels flipped a behind-the-line
pass to Price, who pitched the pig-
skin into the arms of Ed Bassett in
the end zone.
The Phi Delts took the Delt
kickoff with only 30 seconds re-
maining and hit paydirt one
play later. ,Russ Swaney tossed
a game tying touchdown pass to
John Buck and then hit Andy
Samosuk inches across the goal-
line for the extra point, which
proved to be the margin of vic-
Both teams fell only a few feet
short of scoring during the last
five minutes of the contest. The
Delts stopped the Phi Delts on
the one-yard line when a Swaney
pass was intercepted.
Gaining control of the ball with
only ten seconds remaining, Price
fired a 30-yard desperation pass
to Dick Gess, who was stopped one
yard short of victory as the game

Hockey Squad Sharpens
Skates for Coming Slate

Uniforms, skates, sticks, pucks,
miles and miles of tape, as well
as a million and one other bits of
paraphernalia came out of stor-
Michigan Grid.
Squad Drills
For Illini Tilt
Michigan's once-beaten football
squad began preparations yester-
day for the first of its last three
games which comprise as tough a
remaining schedule as any on the
pigskin scene.
Following Coach Bennie Ooster-
baan's grid philosophy of "taking
them one at a time," the Wolver-
ines drilled against the plays that
Illinois is expected to use in Sat-
urday's clash.
THE MAIN problem that receiv-
ed its deserved attention at Ferry
Field was that of setting up a de-
fense to stop the Illini's sophomore
speedsters, J. C. Caroline and
Mickey Bates. Breaking up the
Illinois passing attack with its
effective pass patterns at the same
time renders the problem even
more difficult.
Last year, Tommy O'Connell's
passes toward the sideline which
his ends grabbed just before
stepping out of bounds proved
to be the big factor in the Illini
victory, This type of pass is an
extremely hard play to halt.
Realizing this, Oosterbaan had
his fifth string mixing these pass-
es with Illinois' favorite running
thrusts in an effort to organize a
defense that could cope with both.
* -*-
ALTHOUGH the squad ran
through a short offensive work-
out with emphasis on the aerial
game, the larger part of the af-
ternoon was spent on defensive
practice. The linemen were put
through a long session on the
tackling dummies as line coach
Jack Blott attempted to sharpen
this all-important phase of the,
Special stress was put on the
linebacking posts during the
non-contact defensive drill. The
performance of the linebackers
could well have the largest bear-
ing on the outcome of Saturday's
battle against the unbeaten
Encouraging along this line was


age Sunday as the doors of the
Hill Street Coliseum opened to
mark the beginning of another
hockey season at Michigan.
Vic Heyliger's NCAA champions
took the ice yesterday for their
first workout of the long cham-
paign, which will not end until
next March. Daily practice ses-
sions will be held each week-day
afternoon right up to the opening
game of the season against McGill
University here in Ann Arbor on
December 4.
* * *
THE WOLVERINE puck squad,
co-champions of the Midwest Col-
legiate Hockey League along with
Minnesota, will play a 23 game
schedule, including 16 league con-
tests, four non-conference tilts,
and three exhibition games.
Besides the annual game here
with the Detroit Red Wings, the
Maize and Blue puckmen will
play a home and home series
with the Windsor Spitfires of the
International Hockey League to
close out the season in March.
In addition to McGill, the
Michigan team plays hosts to To-
ronto, Michigan State, Denver,
Colorado, and the Gophers of Min-
nesota. The Wolverines journey to
tangle with North Dakota, Michi-
gan State, Minnesota and Michi-
gan Tech on foreign ice.
MISSING from last year's
championship squad are Johnny
Matchefts, sparkplug center and
captain of the team. Alex "Herky"
McClellan, All-American defense-
man and standout of the Wolver-
ine rear guard, flashy right wing
Ron Martinson, and defenseman
Reg Shave,
To plug the hole left by the ab-
sence of McClellan and Shave,
Captain-elect Jim Haas and Bert
Dunn. both of whom played up-
front last year, will be brought
back to the defensive positions.
Playing defense is no new role for
Haas, who was chosen to the
NCAA playoff All-Star playoff
team as a defenseman back in the
1951-52 season.
Here is the complete schedule
for the 1953-54 season:
Dec. 4--McGill University Here
Dec. 5-McGill University Here
Dec. 11-Toronto Here
Dec. 12-Toronto Here
Dec. 18-North Dakota U. Away
Dec. 19-North Dakota U. Away
Jan. 5 -Detroit Red Wings Here
Jan. 8-Michigan state College Away
Jan. 9-Michigan state College Here
Jan. 15-Minnesota Away
Jan. 16-Minnesota Away
Feb. 5-Michigan Tech Away
Feb. 6-Michigan "Techi Away
Feb. 8-Denver Home
Feb. 9-Denver HoaCe
Feb. 12-Colorado College Here
Feb. 13-Colorado tCollege Here
Feb. 19-Michigan State College Away
Feb. 20-Michigan State College Here
Feb. 26-Minnesota Here
Feb. 27-Minnesota Here
March 5-Windsor Spitfires Away
March 6-Windsor Spitfires Here


Gale winds ripped through Alabama and Georgia last spring. de-
stroying 500 homes, leaving 2000 homeless, killing and injuring 382.
Thousands of telephones were out of order-hundreds of poles
damaged and destroyed. Communications hpd to be restored quickly.
They were! Here's how:
1. Engineering teams rushed to the stricken area. In hours, they
determined material and men needed to restore service.
2. Based on these reports, equipment--as far off as Chicago and
New York- began rolling toward the area.
3. Telephone crews arrived from as for away as Atlanta and Bir-
mingham--engineering and accounting forces, construction, cable
testing and repair teams.
4. Red Cross, hospital and other essential installations were rushed.
5. The public was informed of progress by daily newspaper and
radio releases.
Result: in 3 days, Columbus, Georgia-which suffered 10 million
dollars property damage-had half its out-of-order telephones work-
ing and Long Distance service nearly normal. In another 3 days
substantially all service had been restored.
Planning and co-ordination among many telephone people with
a variety of skills made this quick recovery possible. it illustrates
vividly the teamwork typical of Bell System men and women.
There's room on this team for a wide range of college graduates-
business and liberal arts, as well as engineering. Plan for your future
by getting details now about job opportunities in the Bell System.
Your Placement Officer has them.



Baseball Fans To See Return
Of Sacrifice Fly Rule in 1954

NEW YORK-(A')-The sacrifice
fly returned to baseball yesterday
after an absence of more than a
dozen years as the National Play-
ing Rules Committee decided to
give credit to a batsman who hits
a long ball to bring in a run.
The restoration of the sacrifice
fly, restored once for a one-year
period in 1939 and then dropped
again, was the principal action
taken at a two-day meeting of the
committee, representing the ma-
jor and minor leagues.
* .C $
OTHER actions required players
to take their gloves and other
equipment off the field between
innings, and rejected a suggestion
to bring back the spitball.
It was the first meeting of the
committee in more than two
Joe Cronin, the Boston Red Sox
general manager who proposed
restoration of the sacrifice fly, ar-

gued that "a batter deserves credit
when he deliberately hits the ball
against the fence to score a run."
Under the 1954 rule, a sacrifice
can be credited only, on a fly ball
which permits a runner to score.
from third base. '
Irish Wideni Leach
i AP Grid Vote
By The Associated Press
Notre Dame has strengthened
its hold on the No. 1 rating in the
weekly Associated Press poll.

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The Irish conquered Navy, 38 to from the linebacker slot by Dick
7, to claim 90 of the 121 first-place Balzhiser against the Quakers.
ballots and 1243 points, nearly 150 Starting his first season as a line-
more than second-place Maryland. backer, Balzhiser's inexperience

Baylor was picked third, follow-
ed by Illinois, Michigan State,
Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Ok-
lahoria, UCLA and Duke.
(First-place votes in parentheses):

showed up in the first few games.
In the Pennsylvania contest, how-
ever, he broke up several plays in
a style reminiscent of his famous

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Notre Dame (90).......1243
Maryland (21).........1087
Baylor (7)............. 906
Michigan State........ 553
Georgia Tech.........545
West Virginia:(10)..... 504
Oklahoma (1)......... 499
UCLA (1)............. 363
Duke................. 217



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