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TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1955.

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Bennie Oosterbaan sat reflectively at his desk, and as the hot
spring sun bathed his Ferry Field cubicle with light, his thoughts
seemed a long way from screaming crowds in the huge Michigan
Stadium.
The genial Wolverine football coach had just finished running
his squad through spring drills and as far as he was concerned-
the real work was done until next August.
But on the campus, things are different. In classroom 'and dorm,
on the Diag and in the Union, followers of Michigan's grid fortunes
are already turning thoughts to prospects for the fall. Talk is free-
and there is lots of it.
Some observers already see Michigan facing UCLA in the Rose
Bowl on New Year's Day. Some are gleefully predicting a national
championship for Michigan, as one Chicago Newspaper reportedly did
last fall.
But as we sat there with Oosterbaan we could evidently see
that all of this is mere window, dressing to a job that is just be-
ginning. He turned slowly in his swivel chair and drawled "Football
is a game of doing-not talking."
The situation is "wholesome" to use Oosterbaan's terminology.
As far as depth and quantity goes-Michigan has it. As far as
quality goes-Michigan probably has it. As far as the intangibles of
spirit and attitude goes-well, that is the stumbling block.
According to Oosterbaan, it is this spirit and attitude tha is
THE deciding factor in college football.
" five that are gone
At this time it is hard to know if it will develop. Last year's
term certainly had it. Thin on actual material, the Wolverines re-
mained in the running up to the final game, due in a large part
to spirit. But gone are five regulars-five of the key factors in this
inspirational role. Captain Ted. Cachey, Danny Cline, Fred Baer, Ron
Geyer, and Art Walker will not be back next season-and it is a
definite problem to replace their leadership.
Nevertheless the overall picture, as far as quantity, is excellent.
At the ends, Oosterbaan has seven veterans returning. Led by All-
American Ron Kramer, the Wolverines will also be graced with the
presence of such lanky gents as Tom Maentz, Jerry Williams, Mike
Rotunno, Charlie Brooks, David Rentschler, and John Veselenak.
Adding such possible new talent as Larry Faul, and Big Ben has no
worries on the flanks.
Moving in to tackle, we have the first trouble spot. Much ex-
perimenting will be in order before this slot is anywhere near per-
manent. Returnees John Morrow and Bill Kolesar will be hard press-
ed by the big shot-putter Dave Owen, and such other sophs as big
John MacPhee and Al Sigman.
At the guards, Michigan looks strong. Captain Ed Meads, Jim
Fox and Dick Hill are all back-and coupled with such sophs as'
the vastly improved Marv Nyren, Tom Berger, Tom Paplomatas, and
Alex Bochnowski, line coach Jack Blott has few real worries here.
At center, with Gene Snider, Jim Bates, and Jerry Goebel re-
4 turning, the Wolverines also have no problem-just too many of
them.
The backfield appears extremely strong. Quarterback is amply
filled, with veteran Jim Maddock leading the list. Maddock looked
outstanding this spring, along with sophomore understudy Jim Van-
Pelt. VanPelt won the Meyer Morton trophy for the "Most Improved
Player,' and his nifty signal calling certainly earned him the honor.
Then there is standby Lou Baldacci, destined to play a key role
in any title aspirations Michigan may have next fall. Baldacci will
alternate between quarter and fullback as last season.
At left half, the big question is-how good is Jim Pace? The "Ar-
kansas Traveler," who hails from Little Rock, caused more than a
stir this spring, as he churned off yardage by the bushel full. Ooster-
baan calls him a "wonderful prospect" but qualifies it by explaining
that he needs lots of experience and coaching. Oosterbaan claims,
"He must learn to completely lose himself in the game, and not
worry about what he is technically supposed to be doing."
Besides the speedy Pace, there is the equally swift Tommy Hend-
ricks at tailback. Hendricks must still learn how to hang on\ to that
pigskin, however. Probably playing as much-as both Pace and Hend-
9 ricks will be Terry Barr-who looked exceptionally good this spring.
..quite a crew
Right half will also be of little worry to osterbaan, who will have
Tony Branoff, sound knee and all, back in harness for his fourth
season. Along with Branoff, such threats as Ed Hickey, who was so
reliable last season, and George Corey, who had a fine spring, will
team up to give the Wolverines plenty of power. Count in scrappy
Ed Shannon and veteran Stan Knickerbocker, and you have quite a
crew of right halfbacks.
The fullback spot is the second weak link in the Big Blue jug-
gernaught. Not one man at the spot is really a "natural" for the
position. End Rotunno, Quarterback Baldacci, and Halfback Shannon
will all try their hand at it. Along with them will be three very prom-
ising sophomores, big Jim Beyers, Zeno Karcz, and Steve Zervas.
This then, is what Michigan will put on the field next fall. If
such sophs as Pace, VanPelt, Byers, Nyren, and McPhee can assimi-
late into the Michigan system-and if the intangible team spirit can
remain as high as last year-the rest of the conference and nation
better watch out. This Michigan team is potentially one of the finest
in recent Years-and is worth speculating over.
However, as we left the aging Athletic building, Big Ben bel-
lowed once again from his office-"Football is a game of doing, not
talking." It will take lots of "doing" to make the phrase "Champions
of the West" meaningful once again.

Win Streak
Extended
To Sixteen
(Continued from Page 1)
ing the pattern of winning in the
minimum amount of time. After
capturing his first set against Jim
Beachum by a 6-1 margin, Mann
encounteredtrouble in placing his
shots and dropped the second set,
4-6. He rallied in the final set to
win in six straight games.
Mann's serves and smashing
forehand were instrumental in
scoring the second doubles match
as a Michigan victory. Both he and
Captain Bob Nederlander were
forced to put on pressure which
the meet didnot warrant in order
to defeat Dave Brogan and Ralph
Braden, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
Doubles Win Easily
MacKay and Potter overcame a
rough beginning in the first dou-
bles to subdue Dick Menzel and
George Stepanovic, 10-8, 6-2. Jaffe
and Paley scored a faster 6-3, 6-3
triumph over John Brogan and
Beachum in the third doubles
match.
The team victory, accomplished
despite the disadvantages of play-
ing on a foreign court and of a
strong wind which hampered pre-
cision placing of shots, brought
Coach Bill Murphy's record over
the Spartans since 1949 to 6-5.
Michigan State was the last
squad to beat the Maize and Blue.
Michigan, while finishing second
to Indiana in 1954's Big Ten tour-
ney, has not lost a dual meet since
its 8-1 setback at the hands of the
Spartans last May 11 at East Lan-
sing .
SMajor League

SEVEN TEAMS VICTORIOUS:
Kelsey Edges Gomberg in Softball

By BILL GRANSE
Slugging contests provided the
three biggest I-M softball games in
the residence hall division yester-
day,
Kelsey House came from behind
three times to jolt Gomberg, 7-6.
They pushed over a run to win in
the sixth inning, breaking a 6-6
deadlock in the third place playoff
game.
Bill Wurst, pitching for Gom-
berg, displayed a blazing fastball,

but ran into trouble from the bats
of Dick Billingsley, Gene Derri-
cotte, Don Canada, and Frank
Smith.
Kelsey got off to a flying start
in the first inning, as Billingsley
and Derricotte singled, Smith forc-
ed Billingsley, and Canada singled,
scoring Smith. Both Derricotte
and Canada also scored by virtue
of an error on the play. Canada
scored the winning run on a sixth
inning error.

M' Nine Faces Detroit
In Bid To Break Slump

JIM GOLLIDAY, Northwestern's sprinting ace, happily points to
the stop watch that officially recorded his world record tying time
of :09.3 in the 100 yard dash at last Saturday's Big Ten Relays.

By LYNN TOWLE
Hoping to break its three game
losing streak, the Michigan base-
ball team faces the University of
Detroit in Detroit today.

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Goldaha onState. the Wolverines
were tied with Minnesota for first
place in Big Ten standings. The
Spartans turned in a good day's
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Chicago ....48
New York...1'7
Detroit . 16
Boston......14
Washington .11
Kansas City .11
Baltimore .. 9

LEAGUE
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9 .690
9 .667
11 .607
14 .533
18 .438
17 .393
18 .379
20 .310

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YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
No game scheduled
TODAY'S GAMES
Detroit at Baltimore (night)
Kansas (Ciy at Washington
(night)
Chicago at New York (Might)
Cleveland at Boston

Although Michigan's tracksters'in thei
dominated the Big Ten relays, the door ti
amazing 100 yard sprint of North- title. T
western's Jim Golliday stole the in all b
entire show. . and to
Golliday flew over the century also to
distance in the ,record equalling eventt
time of :09.3 seconds. This tied M
the existing world's mark for the The
dash set by Mel Patton of South- Sloan,
ern California in 1948. Grant
Mark Ignored by Conference standi
Although the record set Satur- as the:
day at Evanston will be submitted1 3:15.9,
as a world's record, it will not be ond of
recognized as the best Big Ten Mic
mark, as the relays are not a reg- came
ularly scheduled conference meet. which
Five watches were on the speedy John P
Northwestern sprinter, two catch- impres
ing him in :09.2, two in :09.3 and of 7:42
one in :09.4. The official time was ior Sti
:09.3. broad;
Golliday was rated as one of leapd o
the nation's leading sprinters be- With
fore he left for service in 1952. An the be
injury prevented him from com- Stielstr
peting in the '52 Olympics. For the the y
last two years he has been com-Stek
peting in service meets in Europe. Ron
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By M rcian0 race.
SAN FRANCISCO (R) - Rocky
Marciano sent courageous Don
Cockell home to England on his
shield Monday night, a blood-spat-
tered technical knockout victim in
{ 59 seconds of the ninth round in \
Marciano's fifth defense of his
world heavyweight title.
Referee Frankie Brown enfolded
the fat hog farmer in his arms to
stop him from further punishment
after he reeled drunkenly toward
the ropes.
Cockell had b-e e n knocked
through the ropes for a count of
two when the bell rang ending
the eighth round. Out for the kill,
the unbeaten 30-year-old Brock-
ton, Mass., slugger swarmed over
game Cockell with all the fury of
his animal attack in the ninth.

Wolverines gained strength
r claim for the Big Ten out-
itle to add to their indoor
The Maize and Blue placed
but five of the sixteen events,
ook two relays titles. They
ook top honors in one field
title.
Mile Relay Outstanding
mile relay squad of Laird!
Pete Gray, Dick Flodin and
Scruggs gave one of the out-
ng performances of the meet
y copped their specialty in
only one tenth of a sec-I
f the meet mark.
higan's other relay victory
in the two mile event, in
Dan Walter, KobevJones,
Moule and Gray scored an
sive victory in the fast time
2. Tom Hendricks and Jun-
elstra combined to take the
jump title with a combined
Hendricks leaping 24'21",
est leap of the meet, and
ra right behind him at 24',1
'bettered runner-up Ohio
by a foot.
Kramer, making his debut
Ten track competition, gave
ine performances in the dis-
hot put, and weight men's
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five losses, while they grabbed sec-
ond place.
Coach Ray Fisher plans to start
pitcher Don Poloskey against the
Titans, who turned in the best
pitching performance on Satur-
day. Possible pitchers to follow
him are Dick Peterjohn, Bill
Thurston, and Glenn Girardin.
The game is scheduled to start at
3:30.
Lack of Control
Lack of control by the pitching
staff seemed to be the chief rea-
son for the losses. In the double
header on Saturday afternoon
Michigan pitchers gave up a to-
tal of 18 bases on balls. Dick Pe-
terjohn issued eight walks in six
innings.
The pitching staff couldn't fight
off the sluggers from East Lansing.
Fisher used nearly all of his pitch-
ers in the series.
for that
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In the Friday game Mary Wis-
niewski didn't give up one base on
balls in his nine inning pitching
stint, but when he came in to re-
lieve in the Saturday nightcap, he
issued two walks in one third of
an inning. "I didn't think Marv
was ready to pitch so soon," re-
marked Fisher, "but Marv said he
thought he was able to do it, so I
let him try."
A quirk that hit both teams was
the failure of the strong hitters
to hit the ball, but the men at the
end of the batting order came
through in fine style. Most nota-
ble of these men were Spartan
centerfielder John Powell and
Michigan catcher Gene Snider.
Powell went seven for twelve in
the double header, and batted in
five Michigan State runs. He was
responsible for all of the MSC runs
in Saturday's bill.

Bob Davis came out the winning
pitcher in a rocky game that saw
Allen Rumsey edge Greene House,
14-11, in a fifth place playoff bat-
tle.
Greene Rallies
Greene, trailing 11-2, scored
nine runs after two outs in the
third inning, to tie the score. The
rally was featured by Jerry Wik-
strom's grand slam home run.
Williams House scored seven
runs in a sensational second in-
ning rally and went on to wallop
Anderson, 14-0, in a fourth place
playoff contest. Spotlight event
was a grand slam homer by Al To-
chet, and a two-run single off the
bat of Charlie Jennings, Tochet's
homer was a blast which sailed
into deep right field.
Cooley Edges Michigan
Cooley defeated defending cham-
pion Michigan House, 3-2, in the
first place playoff game. Hayden
edged Scott, 1-6r, and Van Tyne de-
feated Reeves, 6-4, in second place
playoffs.
Taylor blasted Hinsdale, 12-5, in
a third place playoff, and Adams
decisioned Huber, 2-1, in a fourth
place game.
Strauss won its scheduled fifth.
place contest from Winchell on a
forfeit.
Beta Theta Pi whipped Phi
Gamma Delta, 4-1, in the only so-
cial fraternity game of the day.
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Brooklyn ....25
New York ...15
Milwaukee .,.16
Chicago ....16
St. Louis ....13
Pittsburgh ..11
Cincinnati . .10
Philadelphia 9

LEAGUE
L Pet.
5 .833
13 .536
14 .533
15 .516
13 .500.
18 .379
18 .357
19 .321

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YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 0
Only game scheduled
TODAY'S GAMES
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati (night)
New York at Milwaukee (night)
Brooklyn at St. Louis (night)
Philadelphia at Chicago
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