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THE MCHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, QCTOBER 7, 1955

six THE MICHIGAN DAILY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 19~5

Spirited

Wolverines

End

Drills

for

Army

Tilt

GRID SELECTIONS

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GAMES OF THE WEEK
Consensus (11-4-.733) Selections Appear
1. Army at MICHIGAN
2. CORNELL at Harvard
3. Indiana at IOWA
4. GEORGIA TECH at Louisiana State
5. NOTRE DAME at Miami
6. Stanford at MICHIGAN STATE
7. Pitt at NAVY
8. MINNESOTA at Northwestern'
9. Illinois at OHIO STATE
10. WISCONSIN at Purdue
11. Clemson at RICE
12. Missouri at SOUTHERN METHODIST
13. Oregon State at UCLA
14, SOUTHERN CAL. at Washington
15. MISSISSIPPI at Vanderbilt

in Capitals)

SELECTIONS
DAVE BAAD (12-3--.800)-Michigan, Cornell, Indiana, Georgia
ech, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Navy, Minnesota, Illinois, Wis-
nsin, Rice, Southern Methodist, UCLA, Southern Cal., Mississippi.
* * s * *
PHIL DOUGLIS (11-4-.733)-Michigan, Cornell, Iowa, Georgia
ech, Notre Dame, Stanford, Navy, Minnesota, Ohio State, Purdue,
ice, Southern Methodist, UCLA, Southern Cal., Vanderbilt.
STEVE HEILPERN (11-4-.733)-Michigan, Cornell, Iowa, Geor-'
a Tech, Miami, Stanford, Navy, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin,
emson, Southern Methodist, UCLA, Southern Cal., Mississippi.
* * s s
JIM BAAD (10-5-.667)-Michigan, Harvard, Iowa, Georgia Tech,
Atre Dame, Stanford, Pitt, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Rice,
outhern Methodist, UCLA, Southern Cal., Mississippi..
DAVE GREY (10-5-.667)-Michigan, Harvard, Iowa, Georgia
ech, Notre Dame, Stanford, Navy, Minnesota, Ohio State, Purdue,
ice, Southern Methodist, UCLA, Southern Cal., Mississippi.
DAVE RORABACHER (10-5-.667)-Army, Harvard, Iowa, Geor-
a Tech, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Navy, Minnesota, Ohio State,
isconsin, Rice, Southern Methodist, UCLA, Southern Cal., Missis-
JIM DYGERT (10-5-.667)-Michigan, Cornell, Iowa, Georgia Tech,
otre Dame, Stanford, Pitt, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Rice,
mthern Methodist, UCLA, Washington, Vanderbilt.
* * * * *
ALAN EISENBERG (9-6-.600)-Michigan, Cornell, Iowa, Georgia
ech, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Navy, Minnesota, Ohio State,
irdue, Rice, Southern Methodist, UCLA, Southern Cal., Vanderbilt.
JACK HORWITZ (9--.600)-Michigan, Cornell, Iowa, Georgia,
ech, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Navy, Minnesota, Ohio State,
isconsin, Rice, Southern Methodist, UCLA, Southern Cal. Missis-
pi.
JOHN HILLYER (9-6-.600)-Michigan, Cornell, Iowa, Georgia
ech, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Navy, Minnesota, Ohio State,
ardue, Rice, Southern Methodist, UCLA, Southern Cal., Mississippi.
DICK CRAMER (8-7-.533)-Michigan, Harvard, Iowa, Georgia
ech, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Pitt, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wis
nsin, Rice, Southern Methodist, UCLA, Southern Cal., Mississippi.

Army Squad
Loses, Gains
Star Players
Reports from Army were of a
mixed nature yesterday as Michi-
gan's preparations for tomorrow's
grid meeting with the Cadets
reached their highest level of in-
tensity.I
West Point sent word that star
halfback Bob Kyasky, injured ear-
ly in the season, would probably
not even ,make the trip to Ann
Arbor.
At the same time it was learned
that All-American tackle Ralph
Chesnauskas will see only limited
action against Michigan because
of a sprained ankle. An excellent
defensive player and placement-
kicker, Chesnauskas contributed
two points to Army's 26-7 win here
last year.
To compensate for their losses,
the Cadets gained the services of
Mike Zeigler at halfback for the
first time this season. Zeigler
had been declared ineligible. But
he was granted the traditional
amnesty afforded whenever there
is a distinguished foreign visitor
at West Point. The brother of
the king of Belgium did Coach
Red Blaik the favor of visiting the
Military Academy early this week.
Army Arrives Today
The Army team arrives in Ann
Arbor early this afternoon for a
final warmup. The cheering sec-
tion of approximately 500 cadets
and two mules - Hannibal and
Pancho - arrive tomorrow morn-
ing.
The Wolverines were a spirited
bunch as they practiced defense
against expected Army plays for
much of yesterday afternoon.
There were also punting drills and
a special session on passing with
all the backfield men getting op-
portunities to test their arms.
Jim Van Pelt assumed his full
share of the quarterbacking and
showed no ill effects from last
week's rib injury. Other recover-
ing backs-Terry Barr, Lou Bal-
dacci, and Dave Hill-got into
scrimmage action for the first
time this week.
Possible Backfield Changes
The chance of a 'backfield shake-
up for this week's opening lineup
has still not been eliminated.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan felt that
"the inability to practice for the
full week might prevent Baldacci,
Hill, and Barr from starting."
For that reason Ed Shannon
was seeing much work at fullback
and Tom Hendricks, Ed Hickey,
and. Jim Pace got full workouts
at the halfback posts yesterday.
LATE HOCKEY SCORES
Chicago 3, Detroit 2
Montreal 2, Toronto 0
The first string line appeared
set except for center where Jim
Bates still hobbled a bit on his
bad leg and his replacement, Jer-
ry Goebel, still displayed limb
trouble of his own. The trainer
continued to promise that both
would be ready for tomorrow, but
third string center John Peckham
was being relied on heavily just
in case.

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MICHIGAN FULLBACK Paul White. (16) runs into a brick wall in the person of Army's "Doc"
Blanchard (35) in the 1946 game, which the Wolverines lost, 20-13. Coach Oosterbaan's '55 crew
hopes to fare better tomorrow than White and other predecessors.
BLUE SEES RED:
Cadets Boast 5-0 Record Against M'

By JOHN HMLLYER

ES

BICYCLE ACCESSORI ES

When Army's Black Knights in-
vade Ann Arbor this weekend, they
will bring with them the unusual
distinction of being the only team
Michigan has faced and never de-
feated.
Five times in the last ten years
the Wolverines have battled the
Cadets. Five times they have ab-
sorbed defeat. Only once has the
Maize and Blue managed to score
morethan one touchdown against
the colorful West-Pointers.
Needless to say, Michigan's
pride is at stake this Saturday.
But if the five contests have been
unsuccessful from an Ann Arbor
point of view, they have been in-
teresting ones.
It all started in 1945, when the
legendary names of Felix "Doc"
Blanchard and Glen Davis were
starting their amazing ascent to
gridiron fame. Together these
"Gold Dust Twins" ripped off 300
yards on the ground, each turning
in a 68-yard run, as the Hudson
River crew chalked up victory
number one, 28-7, over the hapless
Wolverines.
But Michigan, too, has her le-
gends, and one of them was just
getting underway the following
year, 1946.,.
As it turned out, this collision
was the most memorable and ex-
citing in the entire series. It is
said by many that the '46 game
was Glen Davis' greatest ever.
"Mr. Outside" started off his day's
activities in rather shaky fash-
ion, however, punting badly to his
own 41. The inspired young Wol-
verines took charge of things at
this point in the first quarter,
marching 41 yards to a touch-
down, Bob Chappuis tossing to
Howard Yerges for the final eight
as the 86,000 witnesses at the
stadium howled their approval.
Davis Rolls
Then Davis started to roll. Soon
after the ensuing kickoff, the omi-
nous "number 41" shot into the
Michigan secondary, changed his
pace, and sped 57 yards for the
tying counter.
In all, Davis reeled off 105 yards
running and pitched s e v e n
straight complete passes for ano-
ther 159. He passed to Blanchard
for the second six-pointer 'and
"Doc" powered seven yards for
the winning touchdown in a
heart-breaking 20-13 Army win.
Two fabulous winning streaks
went on the line that black Octob-
er afternoon of the 1949 game,
next in the series. Mighty Michi-
gan had rolled over their last 25
opponents, while Army sported a
14-game skein of their own.
Unfortunate Incident
Michigan's star tailback, Char-
lie Ortmann, wasperhaps lost in
the scuffle of this second play,
but at any rate he was kicked in
the head and had to leave the
game with a slight concussion.
Without Ortmann, the Wolverines
passing attack was all but obso-

lete, and although Michigan's
ground game was superb, the
West-Pointers once again march-
ed to victory, 21-7.
The following year found t h e
only game of the series to be play-
ed anywhere but in Ann Arbor.
This is not to say the crowd wasn't
respectable-the contest took place
inYankee Stadium, New York.
As it turned out, Army's back-
field was too much'for Ortmann,
Dufek & Co. to cope with. It was
a fine battle throughout the first
half, with each side trading touch-
downs and missing the extra point.
But it didn't take long for the
Black Knights to start their surge.
A pair of hard-running backs -
Al Pollard and Vic Pollack -
simply kept hammering away at
the tired Blue line, with quarter-
back Bob Blaik mixing in a pass
here and there to loosen up the
secondary, as the Cadets roared
to a 27-6 triumph.
Last Year Disappointment
Most Michigan students remem-
ber-and would just as soon forget
-last year's disappointing Army
conquest, a 26-7 setback, A bruis-
ing line, a brilliant quarterback
and some shifty backs pretty
much told the tale of another
Army victory. Little did it seem
to matter to either side whether
halfbacks Tommy Bell and Mike
Zeigler or fullback Pat Uebel were
carrying the ball. All three romped
freely as quarterback Pete Vann
called signals smartly and com-
pleted five of eight aerials.-
Who can say what 1955 will

bring? One thing is certain-
Michigan wants this one.
Students Lie
A total of 88 students so far
have participated in the second
weekly football predictions con-
test which is being sponsored
by the Daily. Of the 15 origi-
nal games, one, Georgia Tech
vs. LSU, has been eliminated,
due to a typographical error.
Tabulated student choices fol-
low (through Thurs.) :
1. MICHIGAN (51) over Army
(37)
2. HARVARD (48) over Cor-
nell (40)
3. IOWA (76) over Indiana
(12)
'4. NOTRE DAME (74) over
Miami (14)
5. MICHIGAN STATE (65)
over Stanford (23)
6. NAVY (75) over Pitt (13)
7. MINNESOTA (76) over
Northwestern (12)
8. OHIO STATE (71) over Il-
linois (17)
9. WISCONSIN (70) over Pur-

WITH PHIL DOUGLIS
Daily Sports Editor
TO MORROW'S THE day they separate the men from the boys.
Tomorrow, two of America's finest football squads, perhaps two
of the finest teams ever to grace a gridiron, collide head-on in the
gigantic Michigan Stadium - with more at stake than most people
think.
It will be more than just a football game when Michigan takes
the field tomorrow at 1:30 to duel mighty Army - it will be a clear
cut test and appraisal of Michigan's 1955 team. It will be either the
glorious end to a bitter crusade, or else a sickening sixth link in a
chain of defeat that knows no parallel in Wolverine history.
The odds are dead even. Nobody - but nobody, is sure of a
winner. For the first time in many years, veteran sportswriters have
the urge to flip a coin when it comes to a choice.
* - * *
Even. Fans 'Are Guessing.. .
THE GRID PICKS POLL, a sampling conducted by this paper, can
do not better. Of the many ballots that are pouring into the
publications building every day, the result is almost even - and this
coming from Michigan's loyal partisans indicates that something is
afoot for this Saturday afternoon.
Even the so-called experts are baffled. The Associated Press
Bureau in Chicago throws up their arms and names Michigan by a
point. Herman Hickman goes out on Sports Illustrated's limb and
picks Army. The result is the same wherever you go.
Npw it is our turn - our turn to go out on the limb. If you read
the grid picks on the other side of the page -you already know who
we pick - but here is the reasoning behind it.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan is far from optimistic. Injuries have
laid low a good deal,of his team's strength at least for the week's
practice sessions. Such stalwarts as Lou Baldacci, Dave Hill, Jim Van
Pelt, Tony Branoff, Jim Bates, and Jerry Goebel all will play --
but in what kind of shape ate they? This question will be an un-
answered one until the game gets under way tomorrow.
A rumble of discomfiture is aliso heard from the. Point, where
Red Blaik has lost the services of star halfback Bob Kyasky, whose
leg is reportedly in a cast. Ralph Chesnaukas, a rugged guard is also
hobbling.
Blaik is also bemoaning a small
light line, but a smile can be dis-
cerned behind his frowns - be-
cause this line is one of the most
devastatingly fast forward walls,.
in the gridiron wars today. They
are apt to knock you flat on your
face before you realize it.
Both teams are unbeaten-both
teams have rock-like defenses...
Army's line is the fastest on de-
fense. As to Michigan . . . re-
member the sage words of Michi-
gan State coach Duffy Daugherty
when he said "they keep the pres-
sure on you - and when they get
an opening they really hurt."
But the fans like offense. De-
fense, - the key factor in last.
week's game - is not what the
97,239 fans, who are expected to RED BLAIR
sit in on tomorrow's game, pay to smile behind the frown
see.
Ann Arborites know well enough that Michigan has lots to
offer on offense - the hurtling hulk of Ron Kramer diving for one
of those long ones, the speedy legs of Branoff, Hill, Barr, Shannon,
Pace, Hendricks, and Hickey reeling off yardage, the crushing power
and finesse of Baldacci - the generalship of the Jimmy's - Van Pelt
and Maddock.
What of Army? The answer is plenty. In converted end Don
Holleder it has a quarterback that is beyond question outstanding.
In Pat Uebel - they have an all around backfield magician. In Frank
Zeigler - just released from disciplinary duty by an act of amnesty
fromBelgiums Prince Albert - the Army hasmore speedand power
than most people imagine. When you come under the Army's sege
guns - you know you have been hit. Just ask Furman 'and Penn
State.
This then is the picture. Yesterday - the Wolverines held a
final major drill - not saying much - just carrying out their jobs
quietly and resolutely.

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10. RICE (55)
(33)
11. SMU (66)
(22)
12. UCLA (85)
State (3)

over Clemson
over Missouri
over Oregon

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13.. USC (78) over Washington
(10)
14. MISSISSIPPI (71) over
Vanderbilt (17)

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SAE Wins, 2.5-0-
Sigma Chi, SAM,
Alpha Delts Victors,
Pilams Win on Forfeit; Sigma Phi
Tops Sigma Nu; Nu Sigs Triumph

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DETROIT (P) - Bucky Harris
signed a $40,000 contract Thurs-
day to manage the Detroit Tigers
again in 1956, then surprised
everybody by setting a lofty goal
of 90 victories for next season.
"We improved 11 games this
season. So why not 11 more next
season,"' said Harris, who usually
shys away from anything even re-
motely connected with a predic-
tion.
"Don't you think you're going a
little high?" asked President Spike
Briggs of the Tigers.
"I don't think s," replied Har-
ris. "If we're going to set a goal,
let's make it a good one."

An eighty-yard kickoff return
by Larry Wise highlighted Sigma
Alpha Epsilon's 25-0 victory over
Phi Sigma Kappa in an intra-
mural touch football gaffe yester-
day afternoon at South Ferry
Field.
In other social fraternity action,
Sigma Chi whipped Delta Sigma
hi, 14-6, Alpha Delta Phi nipped
zeta Psi, 7-0, Pi Lambda Phi top-
ped Tau Kappa Epsilon on fbrfeit,
Sigma Phi stunned Sigma Nu, 26-
0, and Sigma Alpha Mu downed
Theta Chi, 27-21.
Wise alsobscored a touchdown
on a pass by Tony Corneliuson,
while Ron Noreneuaccounted for
the other SAE touchdown when
he caught Bill Bernard's pass.
Benny Wordberg ran wild for Sig-
ma Chi, scoring both of his team's
touchdowns to pave the way for
the Sigma Chi victory over Delta
Sigma Phi.

Warren Wurtheimer sparked the
Sammies in their win over Theta
Chi, passing to Joel Tauber for,
the first two six-pointers, to Marty
Albion for the third, and scoring
the winning marker when he in-
tercepted a pass. The Sammies
trailed, 21-13 with -only five min-
utes remaining.
A sharp passing attack helped Nu
Sigma Nu break through a stub-
born Alpha Kappa Kappa defense,
as the Alpha Kaps finally fell, 16-
0, in professional fraternity action.
Doug Murray intercepted an Alpha
Kap pass and ran for a touch-
down. Bob Kerry racked up an-
other six points for the Nu Sigs.
In other pro fraternity games,
Psi Omega edged Delta Sigma
Delta, Phi Alpha Kappa defeated
Phi Delta Epsilon, 14-0, Phi Delta
Phi blanked Alpha Rho Chi, 7-0,
and Alpha Omega sank the Law-
yers' Club, 7-0.

This Team Is 'Up'...
BuT WE CAN SENSE morale when it is up or down, and we believe
this Michigan team desires intensly to become the first Wolverine
squad in history to defeat Army. Rarely has snch quiet determination
been so noticeable. Win or lose - it goes without saying that Satur-
day's game will be a memorable one.
Only one feeling blights this enthusiasm. Students have the right
to think and exaggerate certain thoughts any way they please, but it
is in a way unfair to the Wolverines, themselves to voice outwardly
such hopes in the Stadium.
The hopes to which we refer is the Rose Bowl ... Rose Bowl .. .
chants that went up from the stands during the past two weeks.
Certainly, it accomplishes no purpose but to possibly put added
pressure on Michigan - and may even tend to infuriate the opposition
to a slight degree.
The Big Bowl in Pasadena is a long, long way off. Northwestern,
Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio State must bow to the
Wolverines first. The matter at hand is beating Army - not scenting
Roses.
T oday - it was even magnified, as Sports Illustrated Magazine
hit the stands from coast to coast with a three page spread on last
weeks set-to in the Stadium. At the close of the lengthy story - the
author hit the nail on the head when he said " .. . The Kramer parti-
sans (Michigan fans, we presume) who were shouting so loudly for
the Rose Bowl last Saturday afternoon seemed to have their sights
set a couple of months too far in the future."
This department certainly backs the enthusiasm of Michigan's
overly-loyal fans - but let's face facts ... and pull the Wolverines
over the Army first-r and worry about the Rose Bowl approximately
Six weeks later.

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