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Loss Jolts Michigan Hopes
As Northwestern Tilt Nears

Five Houses Gain First Place PlayoffS
In Intramural Touch Football League

Another bad blow rocked Michi-
(gan's football camp late. yesterday.
when X-Rays on right halfback
Ed Hickey revealed that he sus-
tained a cracked rib in the Iowa
game Saturday.
Head coach Bennie Oosterbaan
estimated that Hickey will be lost
to the Wolverines for at least three
weeks, a serious blow to Michigan
title aspirations. Hickey, one of the
Freshmen interested in bas-
ketball please report to the
k Sports Building on Tuesday,
Wednesday, or Thursday of this
week at 3:30 pm.
Please bring your own equip-
ment. Locker space is available.
-Dave Strack
big guns in the Iowa victory, joins
other first stringers Tony Branoff
and Lou Baldacci on the injury
list,. and leaves the Maize and
Blue backfield extremely thin. Ei-
ther George Corey, Ed Shannon,
% or Stan Knickerbocker will take
Hickey's place in the game with
Northwestern Saturday.
Branoff is out of the contest with
Northwestern for sure, and al-
though he limbered up briefly to-

day, fullback Baldacci will only
see limited action against the Wild-
Despite the bad break, the Wol-
verines appeared full of spirit in
yesterday's drills,, working until
dark on offensive signal drills and
on defensive patterns. The first
string wore white jerseys as they
practiced s t o p p i n g "Wildcat"
Other injuries which burden the
Michigan camp these days include
Gerry Williams' sore chest, and
Art Walkers' aching heel, but both
should see action against the Pur-
Only Cline Left
The loss of Hickey leaves only
Danny Cline as the remaining
member of Michigan's original first
string backfield. Jim Maddock ap-
pears to have replaced Duncan
McDonald at quarter, while Dave
Hill and Fred Baer have replaced
Baldacci, and Hickey replaced
right half Branoff. Now Hickey
himself has to be replaced, and it
will be up to Corey, Shannon and
Knickerbocker to carry the mail.
The injured Branoff worked out
briefly today without pads, but is
still a long way from playing con-


Chicago Flood Recalls 1925 Game
When Wildcats Upset M' in Mud

A deluge which turned Chicago
and suburbs into a quagmire yes-
terday, may well drown Michigan's
budding title hopes along with it
this Saturday afternoon.
At least this promises to happen

Wisconsin, Ohio State Loom as Co-favorites;
Five Teams Bar Road to Conference Crown


With three weeks of the season
gone and only three teams defi-
nitely out of contention, the Big
Ten grid powers open fire on each
other in a three-week series of
games which should separate the
men from the boys in the Western
Conference title race.
During that period Iowa and Ohio
State, Iowa and Wisconsin, Purdue
and Wisconsin, and Ohio State and
Wisconsin meet in crucial contests.
The advantage at the present
rests with the Buckeyes and the
Badgers, who have assumed co-
favorite roles since the upset of
Iowa last Saturday.
The schedule may favor the
Badgers, who meet OSU the week
after Iowa invades Columbus. This
advantage was diminished some-
what by the Hawkeye loss, how-
ever. Ohio State now has a one-
game lead over Iowa and can af-
ford -topoint more definitely for
the game with Wisconsin on the
following week.
Iowa is definitely at a disadvan-
tage after being tripped-up by
Michigan. Coach Forest Evashev-
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ski's crew can't afford to take a
breather during any of their next
five games, since one more de-
feat would in all probability spell
curtains for their title chances.
Ohio State has shown up exceed-
ingly well during its first three
games. The Buckeyes have gained
87 more yards in the air and a
phenomenal 461 more yards on the
ground than their opponents. Quar-
terback Dave Leggett has com-
pleted 55% of his passes, while
halfback Howard "Hopalong" Cas-
sidy averaged more than seven'
yards a carry in his first two
More significant, perhaps, is the
fact that OSU has allowed an av-
erage of only 188 yards to its op-
ponents. Pass defense has been
especially outstanding, with OSt's
foes being able to complete only
43 per cent of their passes for a
meager average of 77 yards per
game. The alert Buckeye secon-
dary has pilfered six tosses already
this year.
Purdue Schedule Rugged
Purdue, which opens its confer-
ence campaign against Wisconsin
this weekend, plays one of the
toughest schedules in the nation.
Even with games against Missouri,
Notre Dame, and Duke behind
them, the sophomore-studded Boil-

ermakers can hardly be expectedj
to emerge from tilts with Wiscon-
sin, Michigan State, Illinois, Iowa,
Ohio State, and Indiana as a cham-
pionship contender.
The chief role of the men fromF
Lafayette seems to be one of a
spoiler, since it is quite possible
that the Purdue squad will be able
to dump one or two of the title as-;
pirants in the same, fashion in
which Notre Dame was toppled.
Michigan State faces a nearly
hopeless situation, having already
lost two of its six games. Playing
one less conference contest than
Iowa, OSU, and Wisconsin, the
Spartans must win all three re-
maining games and hope that all
other Big Ten teams lose three
of their Big Ten tilts.
Surprisingly, Michigan is in prob-
ably the best situation of any con-
ference team schedule-wise. The
Wolverines face Northwestern, In-;
diana, and Minnesota in their next
three games, and could conceiv-
ably enter the Michigan State con-
test with a 5-0 record.1

if history has anything to say
about it. Way back in 1925, Mich-
igan's Wolverines had just crush-
ed a rugged Navy squad, 54-0, and
were first starting drills for an
impending clash with a weak
Northwestern team the following
week in Chicago.
Meanwhile the Windy City ex-
perienced a light drizzle which be-
gan on an October Sunday eve-
ning. Hardly noticing it, Chicago-
ans went about their way, until the
drizzle became a torrent, and Chi-
cago wallowedin the throes ofha
flood. For six days, and six nights
it rained, and America's second
largest town was turned into a sub-
urb of Lake Michigan. When the
Wolverines arrived at Chicago's
Soldier Field for the game the fol-
lowing Saturday, they found a
miniature lake awaiting them.
We cannot see into the future
and predict what the Wolverines
will do in rain soaked Dyche Sta-
dium in Evanston this Saturday,
but we can re-live history, and re-
late the tale of a muddy set-to re-
tween Wolverine and Wildcat
back in 1925.
40,000 fans huddled in the soggy
lakefront areana that day to see a
Michigan team headed by Benie
Friedman and Bennie Oosterbaan
do battle with the undermanned

late in the game the Wolverines
managed to trap Tim Lowrey be-
hind his goal for a safety. . . But
it was too late. The Purple ban-
ner waved the highest that day
. . by a 3-2 count.
Michigan later rolled on to sweep
all other opposition before it, in-
cluding a Red Grange Illinois
team, but those three points re-
mained as the only defeat of the
season. The Mighty Yostmen had
met their "Water-loo" (no pun in-
tended in Soldier Field that day,
and when final returns were in,
the field goal was the only score
of the entire season to be regis-
tered against the Wolverines.
Once again this Saturday, a fa-
vored Wolverine eleven will dash
onto Dyche Stadium's turf, and if
present conditions continue the
turf may be as sloppy as the 19251
vintage. Weather, the great equal-
izer, may have a lot to say as to
how far Michigan's 1954 team
will go . . . especially against
Northwestern's Wildcats.I

Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Delta
Tau Delta both gained first-place
playoff berths in overtime to high-
light yesterday afternoon's action
in the social fraternity intramur-
al league.
Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma
Delta, and Alpha Delta Phi also
became eligible for the first-place
playoffs as a result of yesterday's
SAE bested Sigma Chi, 7-6. in
overtime play, after the two teams
had battled to a 6-6 tie during reg-
ulation play. SAE then gained the
most yardage with its four downs
in overtime to annex the point
necessary for victory. After a
scoreless first half, Ron Norene
scored for SAE in the third quarter
on a pass from Bill Bernard. How-
ever, Sigma Chi came back in the
final period when Jim Young
caught a scoring pass from Fred
Newman. Both teams were unable
to score the point-after-touch-
Another entrant into the first-
place playoffs was Phi Delta The-
ta, which completed its unblem-
ished league competition with a
The University Golf Course
and Clubhouse will close for
Ithe season this Sunday night,
October 17th. Please clean out
all lockers.
-Harry Kaesberg
20-2 trouncing of Alpha Tau
Omega. This win broke a first-
place tie between the two teams.
All three touchdowns were scored
by Doug Lawrence, former Varsity
basketball captain, two coming on
passes from Tom Jorgenson, a
member of the present cage squad.
Rusty Swaney pitched to Lawr-
ence for the other six-pointer.

Lawrence also accounted for one
of the Phi Delts' extra points.
Phi Gams Roll
The other team to finish the
league season undefeated was Phi
Gamma Delta, which nipped
Lambda Chi Alpha, 13-7, to gain
a playoff berth. Pete Paulus, for-
mer Varsity tennis captain, passed
to Ernie McCoy for one of the,
Phi Gams' TD's, and pitched to
Howine Liverance to set up the
other, with Bud Wilcox plunging
over on the next play from two
yards out. Both teams boasted per-
fect records going into the game.
Alpha Delta Phi edged Beta The-
ta Pi, 14-13, thus creating a 3-way
tie between these two teams and
Phi Kappa Psi for a berth in the
first-place playoffs. The Alpha
Delts scored 33 points in their
three contests, however, besting

Sooners Still Hold First Slot
In AP's Weekly Gridiron Poll.

By The Associated Press
Oklahoma was all by itself at
the top of the Associated Press'
football poll today and appears due
for a long tenancy following its
road victory over Texas. But some
of the other members of the elite
top ten may run into trouble and
demotion this weekend. Michigan
was unrated.
In rubbing out Texas, 14-7, Bud
Wilkinson's Sooners just about
ney to Lawrence, Kas., to take on
overcame their last formidable
hurdle en route to an unbeaten
season. This Saturday they jour-
ney to Lawrence, Kas., to take on
winless Kansas (0-4) and it should
be a romp for the Oklahomans.
As a result of its victory over
Texas, Oklahoma (3-0) received
landslide support from the nation'sI
sports writers and sportscasters
in the weekly ranking poll. Of the

201 ballots cast, the Sooners were
named first 118 times and collect-
ed 1,797 points on the usual 10 for
first, nine for second, etc., basis.
Wsiconsin, 13-7 winner over Rice
in the nationally televised game
of the week, surged into second
with 21 first placers and 1,555
The leading teams with first
place votes and season records in
parentheses, points based on 10
for first place, 9 for second, etc.:
1. Oklahoma (118)(3-0) ...-.1,797
2. Wisconsin (21) (3-0) .....1.555
3. UCLA (10)(4-0) .........1.223
4. Ohio State (14) (3-0) ....1,180
5. Purdue (3) (2-0-1) ....... 929
6. Duke (7) (3-0-1-) ....,. 889
7. Mississippi (11) (4-0') ..... 730
8. Notre Dame (2)(2-1) .. . 729
9-10 (tie) Penn State (3) (3-0) 380
Navy (1)(3-0) ...... 380

the Phi Psi's by 11, to win the
right to participate in the play-
offs. Had the Betas won, they
would have gained the playoff
Both of Alpha Del's touchdowns
came on passes from Roger Mulier,
one to Harry MacCallum and the
other to Laurie Booge. Terry Iver-
son and Tom Brandt both tallied
for the Betas. Ed Swanson scored
the decisive extra point for the
Alpha Delts.
In other games, Phi Sigma Kap-
pa downed Trigon, 7-6, Delta Up-
silon beat Acacia, 18-0, Tau Kappa
Epsilon blanked Zeta Psi, 6-0, Phi
Kappa Psi edged Sigma Phi, 7-6.
Pi Lambda Phi whipped Chi Phi,
13-6, Phi Kappa Sigma. white-:
washed Delta Sigma Phi, 12-0,
and Sigma Nu beat Delta Kappa
Epsilon, 15-7.


Wildcats Win
Northwestern took no chances,
and as soon as it got within shoot-
ing distance, Tiny Lewis booted a
long field goal, and the Cats mov-
ed out to a 3-0 advantage. The
teams slogged on in the mud, and


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"He's cute," said one coed to another.
"Umm, hmm, but he's crazy," replied Coed Two.
"Crazy how?" asked the first.
"Well, for one thing, look how he dresses. He has a whole
wardrobe of those perfectly stunning Van Heusen
Vanahue shirts ... you know the beautiful colored ones
with the wonderful collar styles, those short ones and
button-downs and spreads and everything?"
"He must be loaded," commented No. 1. "He's really
"Silly. You don't have to be rich to own Vanahue Shirts.
They may look like custom shirts, but they oay cost $3.95."
"So what's so crazy?"
"Look at him," replied No. 2. He's got on that lovely
green Vanahue with a blue suit."
"I don't care. He's cute."
"But he could wear almost any of his others ..the pink,
the yellow,- the blue, or even the vintage. It's only
because he's nuts."
Shortly thereafter, our No. 1 girl met the freshman in
question at the drug store. With astonishing tact, she
said: "My girl friend thinks you're nuts."
"So does my room-mate," he replied sadly.
"Just because I like pancakes."
"I love pancakes," she answered.
"You do? Well, gee, come over to the fraternity house#
I've got trunks of 'em."
"You're cute," she said.
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