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iag lie and Lemon Duel in Series Opener


Sigma Chi, SAE, Phi Delts
Win Touch Football Games

Cleveland Favored To Scalp
New York at Polo Grounds
Tribe Fireballers Face Stern Assignment
As Giant Power Aims for Short Fences

West Pointers To Parade
In Pre-Game Ceremonies

. "Sigma Chi downed Phi Kappa
Sigma, 15-0, to open the social fra-
ternity football competition yester-
day at Ferry Field.
The first score was made by
Fred Newmann and Fred Trost
when they caught a Phi Kappa
Sigma back behind his goal line.
Norm Canty passed 20 yards to
Jim Young for the first touchdown
and Canty also ran five yards for
the final tally.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon blanked
Delta Sigma Phi, 21-0, in another
fraternity contest as Larry Wise
passed for one tally and ran for
two others.
Phi Delta Theta routed. Trigon,
25-0, in a one-sided game in which
George Clark scored two touch-
downs. Tom Jorgenson threw a
pair of TD passes to Clark and the
other to Lee Burling.
Acacia was humbled by Sigma
Phi Epsilon in another whitewash
game, 13-0. Ted Dodenhoff threw
to Jim Cartwright for the first
score and Bruce Wisniewski tossed
a 20-yard pass to Ken Schields for
the second tally.
Phi Gams Roll
Phi .Gamma Delta served notice
to its Fraternity League rivals that
it will be a team to beat as it
trounced Theta Xi, 28-0.
Pete Paulus, number two man on
the Wolverine tennis squad last
down aerials and connecting with
season, uncorked a superlative
passing arm, throwing four touch-
receivers for all the extra points.
First Ball
NEW YORK (A)-Jimmy Bar-
bieri,-12-year-old captain and cen-
ter fielder of the Little League
champions f r o m Schenectady,
N. Y., will toss out the first ball
at today's opening World Series

Leon Greenblatt, a lanky half-
back from New Orleans, led his Pi
Lambda Phi teammates to an 18-0
blitzing of Delta Kappa Epsilon.
Greenblatt rifled scoring bullets to
Ron Sterne and Jerry Stern.
Other games played about the In-
tramural circuit saw Delta Tau
Delta defeat Delta Upsilon, 12-6,
Alpha Tau Omega nip Phi Sigma
Kappa, 2-0, Lambda Chi Alpha
smash Tau Kappa Epsilon, 21-0,
Sigma Nu edge Chi Phi, 12-6, Beta
Theta Pi edge Sigma Phi, 7-0, and
Phi Kappa Psi pour it on Alpha
Delta Phi, 15-0.

... likes short fences

Injury-R idden Michigan
Drills for Cadet Attack

0 - -

Michigan's varsity football squad,
with an eye toward Saturday's
game against Army, spent consid-
erable time yesterday afternoon
working on defensive plays to halt
what scouts term "one of the fin-
est backfields Michigan will face."
Injuries kept two starters out of
practice yesterday. Fullback Lou
Baldacci, sidelined with a badly
bruised shoulder, and right end Ron
Kramer, with a bruised hip, were
missing from the regular back-
field. In their place were Gerry
Williams, Tom Maentz and Mike
Rotunno at end, and Dave Hill and
Fred Baer at fullback.
Left halfback Danny Cline, who
came out of the Washington contest
with an injured knee, is expected
to be in playing condition for this
weekend's clash with the mighty
Cadets from West Point. Baldacci
and Kramer, however, are doubt-
ful starters. Subbing for the in-
jured pair will probably be Baer at

fullback, and Maentz, a sophomore,
at left end for Kramer.
In attempting to stop the Army
offense, Oosterbaan will also try to
even the lop-sider total scoring
mark. Michigan owns a mark of 33
points against 96 for the Cadets.
A happy note, struck in contrast
to present injuries of first-string
players, was news of Center Jim
Bates' release from Health Service
after an attack of pneumonia. How-
ever, John Peckham is working out
at center to fill in for Bates at
least until he can return to practice.
Michigan's defensive team
worked out plays to help stiffen its
attack against Army's T-Formation
and the Cadets' running plays.
After an extensive session of pass
defense practice, the Wolverine
gridders ran through ground plays
using tackling dummies for oppos-
inb linemen.

NEW YORK (A) - The Cleveland
Indians and New York Giants will
meet in the first game of the 1954
World Series today at the Polo
Grounds with Bob Lemon sched-
uled to pitch for the American
League champions and Sal Maglie
for the National League pennant
The weather forecaster looks for
increasing cloudiness today fol-
lowed by rain in the evening. That
wouldn't affect the crowd of 55,-
000 expected for the cry "play
ball" at noon CST. The weather-
man said the afternoon tempera-
ture would be about 70-75.
The second game of the series
also is scheduled for the Polo
Grounds, with the teams going to
Cleveland's Municipal Stadium for
the third, fourth and fifth, if nec-
essary, games Friday, Saturday
and Sunday. If the series goes the
full seven games, the teams would
be back in New York Monday and
All games start at noon CST
with television (NBC) and radio
(Mutual) at 11:45 a.m.
Managers Al Lopez of Cleve-
land and Leo Durocher of New
York did the expected in picking
two righthanders for the opener.
Lemon has a 23-7 season record
and Maglie 14-7. For the second
game the Giants will use Johnny
Antonelli (21-7) against Early
Wynn (23-11).
This will be the third series for
Cleveland, and the Indians are the
9-5 favorites to make it three world
championships without defeat. The
Indians are the 6-5 choice in the
opening game.
Cleveland defeated Brooklyn 5
games to 2 in 1920 and the Boston
Braves 4 games to 2 in 1948.

The Giants will be playing in
their 14th World Series, but the
Polo Groundjers haven't won the
fall classic since 1933 when they
polished off sthe Washington Sen-
ators 4 games to 1. .
Yanks Missing
This is the first time in six years
that the Yankees are missing from
the series scene. Under Casey
Stengel the Yanks won five straight
world championships.
With the huge Cleveland stadium
seating more than 80,000, a record
player cut is expected. The win-
ning team may split up around
$10,000 per man and the losers
about $8,000. Last year each Yan-
kee got a record $8,280.68 and the
losing Brooklyn players received a
record $6,178.42. The player pool
comes only from the. first four
The TV rights were sold for
one million dollars with radio add-
ing another $200,000. This goes
into the Central Fund out of which
the player pension program is sup-
Both teams had batting practice
at the Polo Grounds yesterday
Leo Durocher was downtown
meeting with Commissioner Ford
Frick, Cleveland Manager Al Lo-
pez and the umpires when his New
York Giants held their final tune-
up for Wednesday's World Series
opener at the Polo Grounds.
Batting Practice
George Spencer, ineligible for
the series, threw batting practice
to start the drill. Ruben Gomez, the
Puerto Rican who is expected to
start the third game, also pitched
to the hitters.
Durocher didn't arrive at the
Giants clubhouse until the players

West Point's entire senior class,
some 467 strong, will thunder on
to the Michigan Stadium turf this
Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.
to add color and pageantry to the
Michigan-Army grid contest.
Accompanied by their 110 piece
band, the cadets will present their
world famous precision drilling be-
fore a crowd expected to number
upwards of 75,000.
The West Pointers will arrive by
train shortly after noon Satur-
day and march to the Michigan
Stadium where they will present
their drills. Plans have also been
set to feed the cadets in Univer-
sity Residence Halls.
The cost of transporting the

nearly 600 men to Ann Arbor was
defrayed by an 80 cent increase
in ticket prices for the game.
* *
Night Editor

were finished and dressed. He
spoke briefly with some of his men
before announcing to the press that
Sal Maglie would start the first
Durocher sat in the upper stands
to watch the Cleveland club take
its batting practice.
When Bobby Avila came down
the steps from the Indians' club-
house, the photographers mobbed
him. They yelled to the Giants
clubhouse for Willie Mays to come
back on the field so they could get
a shot of the two batting cham-
pions. Mays obliged.
In case of dark skies during the
series, the umpires will be permit-
ted to turn on the lights whenever
needed. If it rains before game
time, the commissioner has the fi-
nal say on any postponement. If
it rains during a game, the um-
pires will make the decision. Pre-
sumably they would confer with
Frick before calling off a game.
This is the first World Series
meeting of the Indians and Giants,
who have been spring training
sparring mates since 1934. Last
spring the Giants won the series
13-8. Neither manager puts much
faith in those figures.


.. . shave the Indians?

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Irish Number One in AP Poll;
Five Big Ten Teams Rate High

Army Powerhouses Frustrate Wolverine Hopes

By the Associated Press v
Notre Dame, a familiar figure,
rules the roost as the No. 1 col-
lege football team today in the
weekly Associated Press poll, but
there are enough newcomers
among the next nine to require
introductions all the way around.
Coach Terry Brennan's Irish,
who rocked Texas 21-0 in their
opener, replaced Oklahoma in the
No. 1 spot. Oklahoma, top team
in the first regular poll last week,
had its difficulties in defeating
Texas Christian 21-16 and drop-
ped to second place.
Iowa Moves Up
But among the others in the
honored group only the name
Maryland has a familiar ring. The,
top 10 is completed with Iowa at
No. 3, UCLA at No. 4 and Wiscon-
son at No. 5. Then come Mary-
land, Duke, Mississippi, Southern
California and Penn State.
With 154 ballots in the nation-
wide poll of sports writers and
sportscasters, Notre Dame receiv-

ed 94 first-place votes and 1,438
points based on 10 for first, 9 for
second, etc. Oklahoma got 24 first-
place votes and 1,224 points.
The top 20 teams with first
place votes in parentheses and
total points:
1. Notre Dame (94) .......1,438
2. Oklahoma (24) .... ...1,224
3. Iowa (11) .............. 823
4. UCLA (3) ............. 746
5. Wisconsin (7) ....... ... 662
6. Maryland (3) .......... 621
7. Duke (7) ............... 617
8. Mississippi (3f........ .,328
9. Southern California .... 249
10. Penn State ............. 206
11. Baylor ................. 163
,12. Texas .................. 1411
13. Michigan State ......... 132
14. Ohio State (1) .......... 125
15. South Carolina (1) .... 120
16. Rice ................... 102
17. Texas Tech ...........,.,93
18. California .............. 61
19. Purdue ................ 59
20. Florida ............ . ....49.

(Second in a series of historical foot-
ball features)
When the Maize and Blue open
its home season this Saturday, it
will find itself cast in a role held
by four other Michigan elevens of
campaigns gone by-that of un-
derdog against Red Blaik's peren-
nially rugged Army team.
Four times in history a Wolver-
ine team entered a West Point
fray as underdogs and on each oc-
casion it has been beaten. But
seldom has an intersectional clash
generated such fierce rivalry as
that of Michigan versus Army.
It must have been with a great
deal of apprehension that Fritz
Crisler trod the turf of Yankee
Stadium on a warm September
day in 1945. His war-depleted
band of Wolverines were slated to
become another sacrifice upon the
altar of one of the greatest grid-
iron aggregations of modern times
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-the Blanchard, Davis, Tucker
Army Explodes

Aroused and scared Army,
lying its forces, exploded in
second quarter after Michigan;
outplayed them throughout
scoreless first stanza.


The Black Knights of the Hud-
son racked, up the first score of
the game on a 68 yard sustained
drive. Then Doc Blanchard ripped
through the Wolverine line and
charged 68 yards for another Ca-
det touchdown. Army led at the
half way point, 14-0.
Michigan gamely fought back in
the third quarter, storming 75
yards for what was to be its only
tally of the afternoon. The score
was set up by a 30 yard dash by
Walt Teninga and came on an 8
yard aerial from Teninga to end
Art Renner in the end zone. Joe
Ponsetto's conversion put the Wol-
verines back in the game, 14-7.
Michigan's glee was short lived
however. Army, giving evidence of
the recouperative powers that
earned for it gridiron immortality,
scored on a short plunge by Blan-

chard in the third quarter and
added the clincher on a 70 yard
Glen Davis scamper in the last
The 1946 season arrived and
again Michigan faced the Cadets.
Wolverine hopes were high for
despite a 21 game win skein Army
had displayed a notable weakness
in depth.
Wolverines Lead
The capacity crowd of 85,939
had barely time to settle in their
seats when the action came fast
and furious. After the Michigan
line, led by All-American Elmer
Madar, thoroughly bottled up the
heralded Mr. Outside and Mr. In-
side, the Wolverines, one year
away from greatness, roared 41
yards for the first score of the
contest in the initial period.
A few moments later Army
made it painfully evident that an
upset was not in the cards that
afternoon. Glen Davis took a
handoff from Arnie Tucker and
churned through the Michigan
secondary for 57 yards to knot the

With time running out in the
second period, Davis fireda long
pass from his own 33 which was
grabbed in sensational style by
Blanchard on the Michigan 23
yard stripe. When the Wolverine
line stiffened, Davis' fourth down
desperation heave was caught in
the end zone for a 13-7 Army lead.
Michigan came back with a
vengence in the second half. Start-
ing from its own 17, the Wol-
verines covered the distance to
the Army goal line in 19 plays.
Paul "Whizzer" White went six
yards on a reverse play for the
tally which tied the score at 13
Doc Blanchard culminated a 76
yard Army march by running over
the Michigan left tackle from six
yards out to unknot the count
minutes later, however. The Army
held its lead despite a last ditch
Michigan rally to win, 20-13.
The Michigan Army Games of 1949,
1950-later this week
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From recent Student Council minutes:
CHAIRMAN: Next we come to the problem of the appalling
dressing-habits of out'freshman. We have noted such un-
orthodox attire as long-point collars, garishly colored
shirts, some actually made of dotted swiss!
SCH. OF MUSIC REP.: Definitely not in harmony with
our standards.
JOURNALISM REP.: To corn a phrase, they ain't on the
ball team.
SCH. OF LOGIC REP.: Why not shoot 'em?
MED. SCHOOL REP.: Great ideal I'll work up a uGood
Taste"'serum, refined from some Van Heusen Oxfordian.
shirts. We'll inoculate 'em all!
LAW SCHOOL REP.: (Happily) Yeah, inoculate 'em. Then
maybe some of 'em will get sick, and I a.a
JOURNALISM REP.: Now let's don't go all around Red
Robin Hood's barn : . : what we need is a campaign to
tell 'em about the Oxfordian a a a the silky, smooth
oxford shirts with the smart, modern collar styles.
BUS. ADM. REP.: And don't forget . . fine long-staple
cotton, woven tighter to last longer ... at the amazing price
(thanks to excellent production facilities) of only $4.50.
JOURNALISM REP.: I think we got the gem of an idea here
somewhere ... but first off the bag, we gotta a=as
MED. SCHOOL REP.: Inoculate 'em-
LOGIC REP.: Yeah, shoot 'em.
CHAIRMAN: All in favor of mass inoculation say Aye;
JOURNALISM REP.: Maybe some of .'em already wear
Van Heusen Oxfordians. Don't shoot 'til you see the
whites of their shirts .: a
ART SCHOOL REP.: a a a and the colors! Don't forget
Oxfordians come in the smartest colors this side of a
Bonnard or a Klee.
PHILOSOPHY REP.: (eating Tootsie-roll) Who cares!




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