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DN'ESDAY,' OCTIOBER 26,1955

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 2~. 1955 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Stroke Fatal
To Badgers'
Athletic Head
MADISON, Wis. (P)-Guy M.
Sundt, 57, University of Wisconsin
athletic director and the most
widely known member of the
sports faculty over the past quar-
ter of a century, died in a hos-
pital yesterday of a heart attack.
Sundt, one of the school's few
eight-major-letter-winners a n d
connected with its athletic de-
partment for 31 years, had what
his widow described as a "mild
heart condition," but appeared to
be in good health recently.
He attended the Wisconsin-Ohio
State game Saturday but the fol-
lowing day complained of not feel-
ing well. He was admitted to the
Wisconsin General Hospital Mon-
day morning but he returned to
his home later in the day, only to
go back to the infirmary where
death occurred early Tuesday.
Funeral Tomorrow
Funeral services will be held
Thursday morning at the First
Congregational Church at Madi-
son.
Sundt entered the University
from Stroughton, Wis., in 1918,
and made the varsity football
team as a freshman. He played as
a fullback four years, captaining
the team in his sophomore and
senior years. He also won three
letters in track and one in basket-
ball before graduation as class
president in 1922.
He was athletic director of
Ripon (Wis.) College for tv* years
before returning to Wisconsin in
1924 as assistant track coach and
freshman football coach.
Since that time he has held var-
FRATERNITY VOLLEYBALL
Phi Gamma Delta 5, Tau
Kappa Epsilon 1
ious posts with the Athletic De-
partment. He was named athletic
director in 1950 to succeed Harry
Stuhldreher, who resigned as di-
rector and football coach that
year.
Rucs Choose
.Office Head
PITTSBURGH (M) - Handsome
Joe L. Brown, son of famed movie
comedian Joe E. Brown, became
general manager of the pennant-
hungry Pittsburgh Pirates Tues-
day with a promise to get the team
"back in the race and into the
World Series."
"The job, of course, is a great
challenge to me, but I think it is
a challenge that can be met," said
the 37-year-old successor to
Branch Rickey, Sr. Brown's con-
tract for one year at an undis-
closed salary makes him one of the
youngest top executives in the
major leagues.
Rickey, who will remain in an
advisory capacity, will serve as
board chairman and also will be a
director.

Cleveland Builds Defense
In Exchange For Long Ball
CHICAGO (P) - The Chicago
White Sox' 18-year search for a driven m 731 runs, Last season,
reliable cleanup hitter apparently despite a wrist ailment, he hit
ended yesterday when they ob- .291 in 131 games, including 26
tained slugging Larry Doby from homers, 17 doubles and 5 triples.
the Cleveland Indians. His RBI total was 75.
In their biggest deal since the Doby led the league in 1952 in
departure of trade master Frank homers, with 32, and runs scored,
Lane to the St. Louis Cardinals 154. His 32 homers and 126 RBI's
several weeks ago, the Sox gave were tops in 1954. And he has
the Indians shortstop Chico Car- made the All Star game every year
rasquel and outfielder Jim Busby. since 1949.
It was a straight player transac- "The search is over for a long
ball hitter," said Chuck Comis-
The Sox, who have finished key, Sox vice president.
third in the American League race Carrasquel Disappointing
Carasquel, once regarded as one
of the finest shortstops in the
HOCKEY MANAGERS league, slowed down this season
All men-interested in becom- both defensively and at the plate.
ing varsity hockey managers He hit .256 and drove in 52 runs.
contact Dick Brown at NO Busby, obtained from Washington,
2-3197. was fleet in the outfield but
batted an anemic .239.
the last three years, long have had The Sox will have three short-
a weakness in the No. 4 spot in stops in spring training - Jim
the batting order. Brideweser, who has been with:
Lifetime Mark .286 the club, and rookies Carl Peter-1
Doby potentially fills the bill. son and Luis Aparacio.
The 30-year-old veteran of eight Peterson was up with the Sox
seasons with the Tribe has a ma- at the end of the 1955 campaign
jor league lifetime batting mark after hitting .310 for San Diego
of .286 and a slugging average of in the Pacific Coast League. Ap-
.502. aracio, 21, batted .286 and stole
He has blasted 202 homers and 45 bases for Memphis.

JIM VAN PELT marked himself as a future Wolverine star last
Saturday as he quar erbacked Michigan to its 14-13 win over
Minnesota. The husky sophomore pitched to Tom Maentz for
the final touchdown and converted for the final and winning
point.
JIM VAN PELT

LARRY DOBY, long-time stalwart of the Cleveland Indians, was
traded yesterday to the Chicago White Sox, thus giving the Sox a
much-needed power hitter. Doby has a lifetime batting average
of .286 and in 1954 led the league in home runs and RBI's.

By JOHN HILLYER
There's nothing Jim Van Pelt
wanted to do more intensely than
to play football for Michigan.
The rugged sophomore from
Evanston, Ill., has been rooting for
Michigan teams almost ever since
he was old enough to walk, even'
though his home is in the shadow
of Northwestern's Dyche Stadium.
This year, having finally gotten
his big chance, he has come
through handsomely.
His early life was somewhat in-
fluenced by the fact that his fath-
er and grandfather both attended
the University, but he was given
free choice as to where he would
attend college, and he chose the
inevitable.
Van Pelt, a 5' 11", 185-pounder,
was a three-sport star for Evan-
ston (Ill.) High School, partici-
pating in golf and basketball as
well as football.
On the hardwoods, he was Ev-
anston's best ball-handler and one
of its leading scorers, captaining
the quintet his senior year at the
guard post.
Golf Star
In golf, he shot in the upper
70's, and on one occasion fired a
round which his coach called "the
finest round of golf in the history
of this high school."
But it was in football that Van
Pelt most prominently excelled in
high school. Playing quarterback
under the split-T system of of-
fense, he proved to be pretty much
the whole show, running, kicking,
and passing his way to the first-
team All-State eleven during his
senior year.
It was during this campaign
that Van Pelt's coach decided to
switch to almost a strict diet of
the spread formation, which meant
that Jim was the one man back on
every play.
His distinguishing characteris-
tic on the field was to pattern him-
self after his hero, Chuck Ort-
mann, Michigan's great tailback
of a few years ago. Like Ortmann,
Van Pelt wore jersey number 49,

and like Ortmann, always rolled
up his sleeves.
When he reported to Michigan
for fall practice, reports were cir-
culating throughout the football
front that Van Pelt was too small
for a Big Ten single-wing quarter-
back. But his determination to
eclipse such rumors paid off. He
gained about 10 or 15 pounds, set
himself, and impressed Coach Ben-
nie Oosterbaan and his associates
to such an extent that he was
given the Meyer W. Morton Award
as the most-improved player in
spring practice, an award made
last year to Ron Kramer.
Brilliant First Start
Last Saturday afternoon at
Minneapolis, Van Pelt was given
his first shot at a starting berth
when Michigan's regular signal-
caller, Jim Maddock, was hampered
by a bruised hip.
As most of, the football' world
knows by now, he was not only
the sparkplug behind the Wolver-
ines' attack-which finally gath-
ered some semblance in the second
quarter-but kicked the extra
point which eventually won the
game for the Blue, 14-13. His ex-
OnHomecoming Saturday
morning, October 29, there will
be an Open House at the Ath-
letic Building from 9:30 to
11:00. Members of the Univer-
sity family and the public are
cordially invited.
-H. O. Crisler
pert calls and accurate passing
were generally said to be the main
factor in'Michigan's comeback.
It would seem that Jim Van Pelt
is well on his way to realizing
his life-long ambition.

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'M' Statistics Light Drills
Are Deceiving For Kramer
By The Associated Press Coach Bennie Oosterbaan put
Michigan's puzzling Wolverines, his charges through extensive
short on statistics but long on vic- passing and defensive drills yest-
erday in preparation for Satur-
tories, show their baffling brand day's football battle with Iowa's
of football to a national television Hawkeyes.
audience Saturday against Iowa. Ron Kramer donned shoulder
The TV fans will get a chance pads and worked out with the
to decide for themselves whether team. He ran well while catching
Michigan's perfect record is the passes, but did not participate in
result of'might or of myth. body-contact work. Oosterbaan is
While the Wolverines have run still undecided on whether he willr
up five straight victories, they use the mammoth end in Satur-1
barely have gained a statistical day's crucial clash. "If he's used
margin on their opponents. at all," the coach said, "it will be
sparingly."

New Talent Discovered
Despite the fact that grid pick entries have been marred by
numerous upsets, student participaton in the Daily's football
contest has increased rapidly in the past two weeks.
While teams such as Wisconsin, Ohio State, Duke, Army and
TCU have thrown the records of the grid experts into a nosedive,
student entries have jumped over the 300 per week mark.
In fact, the contest is becoming so popular, that, along with
their picks, students are sending letters to The Daily. The
following letter, from two enthusiastic Birmingham fans was
received at the Sports desk last week:
Dear Grid Picks,
We don't want movie tickets - all we want'is prestige, fame,
notoriety! We don't get the Daily until Wednesday evening
after a hard day's work, and because of the inefficient mailman
can't get our grid picks to you before the Thursday-at-five-dead-
line. I don't know whether you look at late picks, but we are
good.
Here are our statistics:
Ann Morrow Jacobs Jack Jacobs
1st week ..... 12- 3 .800 1st week ..... 11- 4 .733
2nd week..... 26- 4 .867 2nd week..... 23- 7 .767
3rd week ..... 35-10 .778 3rd week ..... 34-11 .755
We shall continue our consistently high-caliber selections
and would feel collegiate as all get-out if you would be so, good as
to note our little victories in your column. Forget the tickets.
Ann and Jack Jacobs
At any rate, the following are this week's games:
1. Iowa at Michigan 8. Michigan State at Wisconsin
2. Auburn at Tulane 9. Navy at Notre Dame
3. California at UCLA 10. Northwestern at Ohio State
4. Colgate at Army 11. Purdue at Illinois
5. Dartmouth at Yale 12. Rice at Kentucky
6. Duke at Georgia Tech 13. Southern Cal. at Minnesota
7. Miami (Fla.) at Pitt 14. Texas at Southern Methodist
15. Texas Christian at Baylor

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Slender Margin 1
They've made 55 first downs
compared to 50 for the opposition,
739 yards rushing to 731 for the
enemy. Their margin in passing
yarder is somewhat larger, 381 to
196, but a slender difference when
spread out over five games.
How, then, has Michigan been'
winning?
Like many Michigan teams of
the past, the 1955 version is an
opportunistic one, quick to seize
upon enemy errors and turn them
into touchdowns. For instance,
only three times this season has
Michigan moved from its own
territory for touchdowns.

As for the Iowa camp, a Chi-
cago Tribune story said yesterday
that Frank Gilliam, star Hawkeye
end, who has been sidelined with
a broken leg for most of the sea-
son, would play against the Wol-
verines. The Tribune also stated
that All-American guard Calvin
Jones would miss the contest.
Jim Bates and Mike Rotunno.
who have been suffering from
knee and shin injuries, respectiv-
ely, are expected to be available
for the Homecoming festivities.
Others who have shaken off in-
juries are Lou Baldacci, Dave Hill,
Earl Johnson and Jim Maddock.

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