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Spartan, Hawkeye Contest
Highlights ConferencePlay

Michigan State and the Iowa
Hawkeyes will open the 1953 West-
ern Conference football season
tomorrow at Iowa City.
Although it will be the first
meeting in history between the
two schools, there is a great deal
of interest surrounding the con-
THE GAME marks Michigan
State's long-awaited entrance in-
to Big Ten football, and Iowa,
which seems to play one outstand-
ing game each year, is primed to
spring a great upset.
As an added sidelight to the
festivities on the field there is
the bitter personal rivalry be-
tween Spartan coach Biggie
Munn and his one-time assist-
ant at East Lansing, Forest Eva-
shevski. A comment was made
by a practice onlooker at Ferry
Field yesterday that it might
be a better afternoon for the
55,000 at Iowa Stadium if the
teams stayed on the sidelines
and just let the coaches meet on
the field. At any rate, there is
no great love lost between the
two men, who were once close
friends; and Michigan State's
zealously guarded 24-game win-
ning streak may be in danger of
In another conference game,

Ohio State's highly touted team
will go against Indiana. Two
years ago the Hoosiers sprung an
astounding early season upset
when they ran all over Ohio,
THE BUCKEYES, regarded in
many circles as the top team in
the Big Ten, should be far too
strong for Indiana, but there are
memories of that upset to stir the
hopes of the Hoosier faithful.
Illinois, flop of the year in
1952, open against the Nebraska
Cornhuskers. The Illini could
be very troublesome this year if
they can find a quarterback to
throw to Rocky Ryan. As al-
ways, Illinois will present a
strong line, and that in this
one-platoon type of foptball is
more than enough to rate a team
a definite threat.
Purdue and Wisconsin, last
year's co-champions will play in-
tersectional opponents. The Boil-
ermakers battle the Missouri rig-
ers, and Wisconsin runs up against
Penn State. Both Big Ten teams
rate as favorites.
Minnesota meets powerful U.S.C.
in Los Angeles in a game that
should give Paul Giel a thorough
testing against some rugged oppo-

Defense Set
For Huskies
Linemen Bates, Ritter
To Miss Initial Game
Michigan's grid warriors yes-
terday finished their preparation
for tomorrow's debut in the new
'iron man' football era.
With the emphasis on defense,
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan put the
Wolverines through their final
heavy practice for the Washing-
ton game, leaving only a light
limbering up session for today.
FOR THE THIRD straight day
the varsity was treated to an af-
ternoon of defending against the
reserves. With Bob Ames simu-
lating the southpaw slants of
Washington's quarterback, Sandy
Lederman, the reserves duplicat-
ed the Huskies' favorite plays.
Oosterbaan, interested in pre-
venting injuries, allowed only
brush blocking and no tackling.
The finishing touches were also
put on the offense as various back-
field combinations polished up
familiar single wing maneuvers.
And ends Bob Topp, Gene Knut-
son, and Tad Stanford completed
work on leaping, one-handed
and Tony Branoff spent consid-
erable time lifting high, long
punts across the practice field.
Either one, or possibly both, will
handle the kicking against the
Huskies, and should do a credible
job though neither are the equal
of last year's specialist, Bill Bill-
Baldacci and Topp, the teams
most capable place - kickers,
sharpened extra-point attempts
along with Branoff and Duncan
Tomorrow's defensive allign-
ment for the Wolverines will find
halfback Ted Kress making his
debut as a safety man and Bran-
off pairing with fullback Dick
Balzhiser at the halves. Baldacci
and Captain Dick O'Shaughnessy
will probably get Michigan's tra-
ditionally strong linebacker posts.
Second-string center Jim Bates
and guard Chuck Ritter will miss
the game because of injuries.
Baldacci's taped-up thumb may
hamper the Maize and Blue pass-
ing attack. Otherwise the Wol-
verines are in good shape and
rarin' to get on that competitive



'M' Wrestling Tryouts Set for Monday

S.. captains grapplers
Marciano Rips
Out Eleventh
Round TKO
NEW YORK-(A)-Rocky Mar-
ciano, crude and awkward in the
early rounds, wore down Roland
LaStarza with raw animal power
to stop the game, blood-spattered
challenger from the Bronx on a
technical knockout in 1:31 of the
11th round Thursday night in the
second defense of his world heavy-
weight championship.
Sliced around both eyes and
bleeding from a cut on the bridge
of his nose, the battered LaStarza
took a tremendous beating in the
last five rounds before Referee
Ruby Goldstein stopped the
A STUNNING right-left-right
barrage to the head earlier in the
11th round knocked LaStarza
through the ropes and onto the
ring apron. The determined ex-
City College student gamely pulled
himself up at the five-count to
climb back through the ropes as
the referee's count hit nine.
Groggy and obviously hurt
after putting up a savage bat-
tle, LaStarza reeled into a neut-
ral corner under furious barrage
from the Brockton, Mass., block-
buster, to bring Goldstein to
the rescue.
Goldstein had to warn Marciano
repeatedly for infractions of the
rules, taking awayhthe sixth
round for a low left hook.

Associate Sports Editor
There's acall out for wrestlers
-- of all sizes and shapes and
shades of experience - as Mich-
igan tries to make the Big Ten
mat crown a permanent bauble
for the Yost Field House trophy
Assistant Coach Bob Betzig will
hold an organizational meeting in
the Wrestling Room down in the
lower regions of the Intramural
Building this coming Monday at
4 p.m. Betzig emphasized the fact
that no experience is needed, al-
though those who are familiar
with the grunt and groan game
will be that much more welcome.
* * *
IN THE PASTsome of the Wol-
verines greatest wrestling stars
have arrived at Ann Arbor with-
out the vaguest idea about what
parts of the anatomy are involved
in a half-nelson. Ed Don George,
There will be a meeting of all
varsity and freshmen track men
this afternoon at Ferry Field at
4:15. The meeting is also open
to other interested in joining
the track squad.
--Don Canham
ex-worlds professional champ and
Olympic star launched his amaz-
ing career at Michigan without a
second's previous mat training.
Recent stars Bill Stapp, Jack Gal-
lon, Bud Holcombe and Dave Space
are others who picked up almost
all they knew about wrestling from
Head Coach Cliff Keen and Betzig.
The big need now is for men
in the heavier divisions, with
most of Michigans power in
these weights graduating this
year. For the 1953-1954 cam-
paign, the outlook is bright.
Last season the Maize and Blue!
grappled its way to the top of the
Western Conference and only the
graduation of Joe Scandura and
Miles Lee are of a serious nature.
NCAA AND BIG TEN 130-pound
champion Novard "Snip" Nalan
returns to captain the team for
the second straight year-hoping
to pull through with another first
place finish in the process. Dick
O'Shaughnessy--first-string foot-
ball center and grid captain will
be back-O'Shaughnessy has cap-
tured the conference 177 pound
crown two years running and will

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operate either there or in the un-
limited class.
Rugged little Andy Kaul has
the inside track on the 137
pound starting birth, and at 147
pounds Mike Rodriguez, ex-Ann
Arbor grid star looks like the
number one choice to replace
Scandura. In the other light

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spot, 123 pounds, returnee Joe
Atkins will be hard-pressed by
two promising sophomores Char-
ley Andersen and Jack Porter.
At the middle weights, Bronsen
Rumsey draws first shot at the
167 post, backed by John McMann
a sophomore. Don Haney, another
man in his first year of eligibility

will probably replace Lee at 167
The squad inaugurates regular
practice sessions next week to get
in shape for the grueling regular
season schedule
The Wolverines open their sea-
son in mid-December against a
strong Toledo University outfit.




Welcome Michigan Students
Back to Ann Arbor
We are no longer at the Arcade
or U of M Barber Shop on campus
but are now at
115, West Huron.. opposite Bus Station


Any student interested in be-
coming a varsity track manag-
er should report to Ferry Field
today at four.
--Ed Smith

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NEW YORK -- (P) -- The U.S.
Justice Department stepped into'
the fuss over restricted television
of the Oklahoma-Notre Dame
football game yesterday, but there
were indications the National Col-
legiate Athletic Assn. would not
back down in its stand.
The NCAA television director,
Asa Bushnell, announced members
of the TV Committee were being
All men interested in playing
soccer this fall report to the
field east of the Stadium at 4
p.m. today or else call me at
-Ken Ross
polled on whether to permit a sec-
ond station, KO-TV in Tulsa, to
offer the game to northeastern
Oklahoma fans.
BUSHNELL said he didn't ex-
pect final returns from the poll of
the 12-man television committee
before Friday. The committee has
representatives from all parts of
the country.
This was made, he said, at the
request of University of Oklaho-
ma regents, who had urged in a
resolution that Tulsa be declar-
ed a "home station" for the oc-

tilt at Norman, Okla., is a sellout.
The week's nationally televised
game under the NCAA restricted
program is that between Holy
Cross and Dartmouth at Lynn,
Mass. Numerous state officials
have urged unrestricted television
of the game throughout Oklaho-
A spokesman said in Wash-
ington Thursday that the Jus-
tice Department had stepped
into the situation but he de-
clined to say what sort of inter-
pretation had been made. All
queries were referred to the
In New York, Bushnell said he
knew of no Justice Department in-
tervention and declined further

comment on this phase of the
* * *
THERE WERE indications the
vote would be negative, forbidding
Tulsa the right to televise.
An affirmative vote would vio-
late two major policies of the
present program.
One is that in case of a sellout
game, the game may be telecast
in a local area by not more than
one station. Two or more stations
are regarded as a "network."
The other is that a team may
not appear more than once on a
network program during the sea-
son. Both Oklahoma and Notre
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