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Chi Psi






Wisconsin, Minnesota View
Slim Big Ten Crown, Hopes

Two more teams dropped from
the undefeated ranks in the Big
Ten race and a game which was
-V regarded as Just another tradition-
al battle now has begun to assume
national importance as a result of
last week's Western Conference
football action.
The casualties were Wisconsin
and Minnesota, both of whom were
previously undefeated in four con-
tests. The Badgers topped Ohio
'State in nearly every department
except the final score, while a sur-
prising Gopher squad was smoth-
ered by an even more surprising
Michigan team.
The Michigan-Ohio State game,
scheduled for November 20, may
determine the Conference cham-
pionship if events progress as ex-'
pected. Just another game in the
eyes of most grid fans before last
Saturday's results came in, the
nationally-televised contest now
looms as one of the top games of
the season.
OSU Termed Favorite
Ohio State has now assumed a
definite role as the favorite for the
Big Ten title, having whipped Iowa
and Wisconsin on successive Sat-
urdays. However, the Buckeyes
can hardly help but' have in mind
the solemn fact that anew threat
to their Rose Bowl aspirations has
arisen in Ann Arbor. An even more
awesome fact which must be on
the minds of the Buckeyes is the
OSU record of eight losses in their
last nine games against the Wol-.
Wisconsin outplayed Ohio State'
throughout most of the game, but
four OSU touchdowns within ten
minutes put a damper on Wiscon-
sin's title chances. Coach Ivy Wil-
liamson's men rolled up 113 yards'
more than their opponents and had
seven more first downs, but the fi-I
nal score was 31-14 in favor of
Ameche Stopped
Wisconsin quarterback Jim Mil-
ler flooded the air with 36 passes,l
completing 22 of them, but the Ohio
* State line smothered the vauntedt
Badger running attack, led by Alan
Ameche. Wisconsin was able to
gain only 87 yards on the ground.
The Buckeyes were not the1
world-beaters which the score1
seems to indicate. Before meet-1
ing the Wolverines in their final
tilt of the season, they must face'
Northwestern and Purdue, either of
which is capable of bouncing OSU

from its lofty perch on the top of
the Conference standings should
the Columbus crew have an off-
Michigan unveiled a passing at-
tack such as has not been dis-
played by a Wolverine squad in
several years in trouncing the Go-
phers. Minnesota's vaunted run-
ning attack never had a chance to
get going, being limited to a total
of 43 yards.
'M' Moves to Second Place
The Wolverine pass defense al-
lowed only six completions out of
the 20 passes tried by the Gophers.
The Intramural Building is
now open each week night until
10 p.m. for the rest of the se-
--Earl Riskey
The decisive win moved Michigan
into undisputed second place in
the Big Ten and left the Wolver-
ines as the main challengers to
Ohio State's bid for the Conference
Minnesota bowed out of the title
fight with Saturday's loss. Playing
only six Big Ten games, the Go-
phers must hope that all the other
Conference squads will lose at least
two Big Ten encounters if the title
is to go to Minneapolis, since most
of the other teams play a seven-
game Big Ten schedule.
Michigan has an even more men-
acing road ahead than does Ohio
State. The Wolverines must meet
Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan
State before traveling to Columbus
for what could be the title-clinch-
ing game.
MSC Still Dangerous
In Michigan State, especially, the
Wolverines will face a formidable
foe. It is conceivable that the Spar-
tans will come to Ann Arbor with
only one Big Ten win, an unim-
pressive triumph over Indiana. A
victory-hungry MSC squad might
be even harder to beat than the
highly-touted Buckeyes.
Wisconsin also is on the border
of extinction in the Rose Bowl
race. The Badgers are not yet ex-
cluded from a share of the Big Ten
title, but if tied for the title would
be eliminated from Rose Bowl con-
tention due to the rule providing
that in the event of a tie the team
which has been away from the New
Year's Day classic the longest
will represent the Big Ten. Wiscon-
sin went in 1953.

Two Firsts
Help Victors
Tally Points
Two first place finishes yester-
day enabled Chi Psi to come from
behind to win the ten-day inter-
rupted intramural social frater-
nity track and field meet on the
Ferry Field track.
The final winning point total
was 22, five better than the 17
points of Sigma Chi, who led the
fraternities when rain halted it at
the end of the field events on Oc-
tober 14.
Chi'Psi's two victories yesterday
were won by John Lama in the 440-
yard run in :58.8 and by Church
Hatch in the 880-yard event in
2:16. Lama was hard pressed, but
managed to outlast Paul Groffsky
of Sigma Alpha Mu by ten yards.
Hatch's win was a thrilling come-
from-behind performance as he
caught and overtook Dick Little of
the Phi Delts and Sigma Alpha
Epsilon's Cal Ernst in a gruelling
stretch drive.
Henson Top Hurdler
SAE's Jim Henson proved to be
the fraternities' top hurdler by
racing to triumphs in both hurdle
events. His times were :08.4 in the
hurdles. Henson was the meet's
low hurdles and. :09.2 in the high
only double winner.
In the longest race of the meet,
Lou Kwiker won the mile run with
the time of 4:48.1. George Rock-
well of Sigma Phi Epsilon finished
second. A time of :11.4 was ade-
quate for Charles Gunn of ATO to
lead all the way in winning the
100-yard dash.
Phi Delta Theta finished third
in team scoring for the contests.
Its total of 14% points placed it
ahead of fourth place SAE.
The winners of the four previ-
ously held field events were Ken
Shields, Sig Eps--shot put; Art
Fairbanks, Chi Psi-broad jump;
Doug Lawrence, Phi Delts-pole
vault; and Bob Becker and Leo
Schlict tied for first in the high
Grid Pie ks

Three Teams Battle for Eastern Crown

It may be that the Cleveland.
Browns, will be deposed as king of
the Eastern Division, but who will
replace the Browns is still a ques-
tion mark.
With the professional football
season almost half over, a three-
way tie exists for first place in
the Eastern sector of the NFL.
The surprising New York Giants,
the Philadelphia Eagles and the
Pittsburgh Steelers all have rec-
ords of four wins and one loss
At the moment it looks as if the
Giants have the least chance of
copping the highly-coveted flag.
The New Yorkers have played the
tail enders first, and now have to
play much sternerscompetition.
Coach Howell and his squad will
have to meet the Steelers, Eagles,
Browns, and Rams, the first three
teams twice.
Schedules About Even
The schedules of the other two
contenders are about even. Pitts-
burgh has three "cinch" games-
two against the Chicago Cardinals
and one against Washington. Phil-
adelphia also plays three second
division teams - the Cardinals,
Green Bay and the Redskins.
Over in the Western Division, the
Detroit Lions were finally ousted
from first place. The San Francis-
co 49ers jumped off to an early
There will be an important
'M' Club meeting tonight at 7:30
in the Yost Field House. All 'M'
Club members are requested to
-Andy Kaul
first quarter lead, then managed
to stave off a late Lion bid, to de-
feat the champions, 37-31.
It was the first loss of the sea-
son for Buddy Parker and his ag-
gregation. The 49ers, with four
wins and a tie in five games, are
now the only undefeated team in
the play-for-pay loop.
Dublinski Passes Well
Quarterback Tom D u b 1 i n s k
threw the astronomical number of
54 passes as he tried in vain to
keep the Detroit record unblem-
ished. He completed 31 of his toss-
es, good for 346 yards.
Y. A. Tittle acted like Frank
Merriwell again as he played the
whole game with a cast on hisj
broken left hand. Mixing the playsj
brilliantly, he had the Lion defense1
off guard on numerous occasions.
The new leaders picked up 270
yards on the ground and 157i
through the airlanes.
The revenge-hungry Pittsburgh
Steelers made the three-way tie
a reality by whipping the pre-
viously undefeated Philadelphiaj
Eagles, 17-7. Jimmy Finks led the
revamped Steeler club. He threwi
a 52 yard touchdown pass to end
Elbie Nickel in the third quarter
and set up Lynn Chandnois' 5-
yard scoring gallop in the finalI
Giants Win
Before a partisan crowd of 22,-1
597 at the Polo Grounds, the Giants1
dumped the Redskins, 24-7. A sput-
tering offense, which Coach How-
ell deemed "ragged," failed to im-
press anybody.1
The Cleveland Browns kept paces
with the leaders as they dumped1
the Cardinals for the second timeI
this season, 35-3. ,


By winning, the Browns brought three , touchdowns, and T a n k
their record up to the .500 mark Younger with two, led the potent
with two wins and two losses. The Ram offense.
'Cardinals haveyet to dent the win Between these two, and quarter-
column. back Norm Van Brocklin's pass-
Otto Graham passed for one ing, Los Angeles nullified George
touchdown and scored twice as he Blanda's brilliant passing perform-
led the Cleveland aggregation to ance. The Bear star completed 28
its tenth straight win over the passes for 328 yards and four of
Chicago eleven. the five Chicago touchdowns.
High Scoring Game In the battle of the also-rans,
In one of the highest sco Green Bay sneaked by the Balti-
gam es ofthor eatheLscoring more Colts, 7-6. A crowd of 28,-
games of this or any year, the Los 680 saw the Packers score the only
Angeles Rams edged the Chicago touchdown of the afternoon mid-
Bears, 42-38. Dan Towler, with way through the third period.
Closing Rally Gives Van Tyne
Grid Win Over Kelsey, 12-7
Undefeated Van Tyne House was
given a serious scare before finally Jerry Monticello passed for two
edging winless Kelsey House, 12-7, touchdowns to lead Strauss to a 13-
in yesterday's final round of regu- 0 win over Winchell. Dean Fink-
lar season play in intramural resi- binder and John Rosecrance were
dence hall football at South Ferry the scorers for Strauss House.
Field. Wenley Trips Hayden
Van Tyne, which now enters the Wenley House remained unscored
first place playoffs, took an early upon as it won its fourth consecu-
lead on Ted Clark's short touch- tive game, 13-0, over Hayden
down run, but Kelsey took a 7-6 House, while Allen Rumsey defeat-
lead soon afterwards when Ned ed Williams House, 13-7, in a bat-
Robinson scored and Bill Myers te between two previously winless
added the extra point. There was teams.
no more scoring until late in the Dick Murray scored four touch-
game when Clark completed a 15- downs to spark Lloyd House to a
yard pass to Mort Soggard in the smashing 35-0 triumph over Michii-
end zone to pull victory out of the gan House. Among Murray's ac-
fire for Van Tyne. complishments for the day was a
Taylor Nips Reeves 59-yard interception runback - the
One of the hardest-fought con- residence halls' longest run of the
tests of the season found Taylor season.
House nipping Reeves, 13-12, in Tom Dietrich's early score held
overtime. Wally Roeser caught two up for Scott's 7-0 victory against
Reeves' touchdown tosses from Adams House, and Anderson House
Tony Hoffman and Millard Hunt- had no trouble in downingGreene
er and John Kerr each scored for House, 20-0.
The game went into overtime be-
cause all four extra point attempts HAIRSTYLING
were thwarted. Taylor finally out -TO PLEASE YOU!
gained Reeves in the four plays al- t 11 HAIRCUTTERS
lotted each squad to gain the one-
point victory. " LATEST METHODS
____nt_____ory._AND EQUIPMENT
Athletes To Teach The Daseola Barbers
Coeds 'The Ropes' near Michigan Thea
The "M" club and the Women's
Athletic Association will sponsor a
football clinic Thursday night
from 7:15 to 8:15, with the pur-
pose of fostering better under-D PA
standing between the spectator DE RT/
and the Michigan athlete, accord-
ing to Miss Peggy Moreland, proj-
ect chairman.
Particular emphasis will be
placed on acquainting female stu-
dents, notorious in myth at least
for ignorance of football funda- I L
mentals, with the sport, its forma-
tions and equipment.
Plans are being made to'have the
whole Michigan football team Tw
present for the clinic, which will Two
be held in Waterman gym. The
athletes will attempt to become
known to the fans as individuals,
and not just armored hunks of
Maize and Blue adorned with a
The theme of the clinic will be
"Meet Your Team." Informality is
to be stressed, and everyone on
campus is welcome, especially" V
those coeds who feel that their
knowledge of football is perhaps
somewhat lacking.



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