TUE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1955
ROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS:
Sig Ep, Gomberg Take I-M Crowns'
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38 Players Leave This
Morning for Minneapolis
By JIM BENAGH
Sigma Phi Epsilon and Gomberg
won top honors in the annual I-M
Cross Country meet yesterday at
the University Golf Course.
The SPE team nosed out Tau
Kappa Epsilon by three points for
the fraternity title and Gomberg
made a runaway for the residence
The day was highlighted by a
brilliant photo-finish for the fra-
ternity individual leadership.
Lou Kwiker and George Rock-
well, who finished one-two last
year, repeated the same perform-
ance, but only a step separated the
two fraternity men in the duel for
first. Kwiker sped over the two
mile course in a record time of
10:24.6. Last year the Sigma Al-
pha Mu senior set the record he
broke yesterday, a 10:28.
Taking the lead at the start,
Kwiker held it until the final 660
yards. Rockwell passed him at
that mark and the two kept a
margin of five to ten yards for a
while. Rockwell hurt his chances
when he misjudged the last turn
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and ran a few extra yards. With
some five yards left, Kwiker re-
gained his lead, and edged his foe.
Rockwell claimed his share of
glory for the day, though, as he
led the Sigma Phi Epsilons to
the team victory for fraternity
houses. His second place, com-
bined with a twelfth by teammate
Dick Wood and a fourteenth by
Tom Rockwell, George's brother,
gave SPE's 28 points.
Tau Kappa Epsilon was second
with 31 points and third was shar-
ed by the Kwiker-led Sigma Al-
pha Mu's and Phi Gamma Delta,
both having 38 points.
One point was given for first,
two for second, and so on. The
team with the lowest score won.
Each team was allowed to enter a
maximum of five men, but the
scores of just the best three finish-
Power-laden Gomberg was red
hot despite the cool and cloudy
weather, and they breezed to an
easy win against tfie other resi-
dence houses. Gomberg had a
fine score of nine, far better than
the 28 registered by runner-up
Cooley, and Williams '35.
Pete Marudas led the winners
with his effort of 10:27, good
enough for first in a large field
of residence halls men.
Nu Sigma Nu 31, Delta Sigma Pi 0
Phi Chi 32, Psi Omega 9.
Alpha Omega 12, Phi Delta Phi 6
Alpha Kappa Kappa 26, Phi Del-
ta Epsilon 6
Alpha Kappa Psi 1, Alpha Rho
Delta Theta Phi 7, Delta Sigma
Phi Kappa Tau beat Theta Xi,
7-0, Tuesday in a social fraternity
football game. The Daily made an
error in saying that Theta Xi
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By The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS -Coach Murray
Warmath, indicating an extended
aerial attack, gave the Gophers
a two and one-half hour drill.
Quartelback Dick Larson and Don
Swanson went through a long
MADISON, Wis.-Five regulars
who have been hobbled with in-
juries have returned to practices.
Only two will see more than lim-
ited action against Ohio State,
quarterback Jim Miller and cen-
ter Bill McNamara.
Cassady in 'Poor Shape'
COLUMBUS, O.-Hopalong Cas-
sady is expected to be ready for
duty by tomorrow, but Coach
Woody Hayes says: "I've never
seen Cassady in such poor physi-
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.-Coach Ray
Eliot still hasn't decided on a
starting fullback to use against
Michigan State. He has three to
choose from, Ray Niaschke, who
has rcoverd from a leg injury
after missing two games, Don
Kraft and Danny Wile.
Michigan's football team wound
up its local preparation for Minn-
esota yesterday, and will depart
for Gopherland at 10 o'clock this
The bus will leave from in front
of the Union at the appointed
hour, and will take them to Wil-
low Run airport. Their plane takes
off at 11:15, and with it the hopes
of thousands of loyal fans, who
all realize the importance of every
game, and who know that every
Western Conference team faced
is an opponent to fear.
After two hours and fifteen min-'
uest of air travel, the plane bear-
ing Michigan's grid hopes will
touch ground in enemy territory,
and its cargo of highly trained,
determined men will be deposited.
Final Practice in Stadium
The team will then head for the
Curtis Hotel, check in, and then
out to Memorial Stadiun for its
final practice session before the
mighty clash for the Jug on Sat-
urday. The Wolverines will run
through light drills and generally
get-used to thenew gridiron, where
they will put their' undefeated
status and their No. 1 ranking on
the line. .
The stands will be empty for,
practice, but tomorrow afternoon
at 1:30 (2:30 in Ann Arbor) every
seat will be filled, mostly with
fans of the opposition screaming
for their Gophers to pay back the
Wolverines for the ridicule of a
After smoothing out the rough
spots of the mechanical part of
the game, it's back to the hotel
for the grid team and the begin-
ning of the' mental preparation.
During the whole week spirit is
built -up, but the night before the
real thing, nervousness comes, and
relaxation is needed, an dsought by
the men who will have no time to
relax on the morrow.
Injury List Smaller
Michigan's team is in better
shape for Minnesota than it was
last week against Northwestern
as far as injuries go. Final prac-
tice saw Lou Baldacci, out of
action with a bad ankle a week
ago, running hard on every play,
with only the' slightest detection
of a limp.
Dave Hill, who could play only
a little while against theyWild-
cats, is back in top shape. Tom
Maentz is also ready to see full
time action again. '
Tony Branoff was not on the
practice field yesterday because of
a bad cold, but is making the trip
and will no doubt see action
against the Gophers. Ron Kram-
er, Mr. Question Mark on the in-
jury list, is also going to Minne-
apolis but it is extremely doubt-
ful that he will be in the game at
The list of players who are
making the trip to Minnesota is
as follows: Lou Baldacci, Terry
Barr, Jim Bates,. Tony Branoff,
Charley Brooks, Jim Fox, Jerry
Goebel, Ed Hickey, Dave Hill, Dick
Hill, Ron Kramer, Jim Maddock,
Tom Maentz, G. Edgar Meads,
Jim Orwig, Jim PaCe, Mike' Ro-
tunno, Lionel Sigman, and Jim
Also going are George Corey,
Clement Corona, Jim Davies, Dale
Eldrid, Larry Faul, Jerry Gonser,'
John Greenwood, Tom Hendricks,
Dick Heynen, Earl Johnson, Carl
Kamhout, Jack Lousma, Bob Mar-
ion, John Morrow, Marvin Nyren,
John Peckham, Don Rembiesa,
Dave Rentschler, and Ed Shannon.
TOKYO WP)-The New York
Yankees came to baseball-mad!
Japan today and you would have
thought they were the world
champion Brooklyn Dodgers.
They were greeted by an eye-
searing flashbulb barrage, flower
girls, autograph hunters, public-
ity seekers and about 1,000 dren-
Other thousands lined main
streets as the Yankee jeep caval-
cade wound through downtown
The Yankees arrived in twd
special chartered airliners.
They will play 16 exhibition
games in 10 cities against Japanese
"Everyone of my players will
give a fine exhibition, or I will
find out why," Manager Casey
Stengel told a surging mob of
WITH PHIL DOUGLIS
Daily Sports Editor
OMINOUS RUMBLINGS from the Northland add a fetirsome note
to the trip upon which the Michigan football squad embarks this
Never in recent years lhas Minneapolis been so riled up over a
game as it is about the clash with the top team in the nation tomorrow
afternoon. A sell-out crowd of 66,500 rabid Minnesota fans will jam
every nook and cranny of Memorial Stadium-a crowd which will
be screaming for revenge cn every play.
Meanwhile, millions more will peer at television screens through-
out the midwest, including back here in Ann Arbor, to see Michigan
meet its sternest test since the Army battle.
You don't need a scorecard to tell you that when Minnesota and
Michigan grapple over that sacred piece of crockery they call the
Little Brown Jug, all form cards can be tossed away and in their
place you can only measure block against block, break against break.
Perhaps few games in the ancient and bitter series have had
bigger buildups than this one. It was no co-incidence that the current
issue of the Saturday Evening Post (dated this Saturday) features
an article on Minnesota's Murray Warmath-and splashed across the
page is a huge photo of last year's Brown Jug set-to.
It is no secret that emblazoned all over the Minnesota lockerroom
are placards saying "34-0". This bitter lesson learned last year in the
Michigan Stadium may return to haunt the very men who administered
Minnesota has the horses to pull an upset ... and every fan in
Minneapolis apparently believes that it will come to pass.
The white-shirted Wolverines will also have other worries come
tomorrow afternoon. They are still hampered by the injury bug--
which mainly afflicts Ronald John Kramer-the man with the most
discussed rib cage in Michigan history. He will definitely make the
trip but is not expected to see action.
A Gloomy Precedent.
BEHIND THEM also rides a gloomy precedent. It has been seven
long years since Michigan last won at Minneapolis, for the 1948
national champs were the last team to pull the trick.
Last but not least-is a blunt fact that Michigan is rated tops in
the country. Th'ough coaches may decry these polls as "window
dressing," it is still a fact-and it points the finger of "favorite"
squarely upon the Wolverines. Psychologically, it is better to be an
Everybody who they play from here on in will be "up" for them
... because a victory over Michigan would make a season "complete"
for the team that pulled the trick.
- The. Michigan picture is therefore not as bright as most out-
siders think. Couple all these factors with an offense that has failed
to jell into a sustained attack-and you have nothing but trouble.
What then will happen tomorrow? There is no doubt about it
-Michigan will have a battle on its hands to stay unbeaten and re-
tain its ranking. To overcome the tremendous spirit that Minnesota
is apparently generating, it will have to reach far into their re-
sources to pull this one out of the fire.
Count on no miracles . . . it will be sheer football savvy and
know-how that will< turn the tide in Michigan's favor-if it. can
successfully ward off the Gophers. Michigan is a team that jumps on
breaks. It will need to do lots of that tomorrow.
The essential difference between the two teams will be staying
power. No finer slogan can exemplify this belief than that which
appeared on the Michigan locker room door during the past week.
The slogan read "When the going gets tough, the tough get
going. Beat Minnesota!" We hope they can.
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