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Maentz Voted 'Lineman of Weekt'M Hockey,

AP Writers
Hongor End
By The Associated Press
Tom Maentz, Michigan's 207-lb.
right end, was selected yesterday
as The Associated Press "lineman
of the week."
Maentz thus joined quarterback
-Bob Hardy of Kentucky at the
head of the week's honor roll for
individual excellence.
Ron Kramer, Michigan's other
end, also was high in the balloting
of sprtswriters and broadcasters,
as were Pat Bisceglia, Notre Dame
guard; and Cal Woodworth, Okla-
homa tackle.
Stars In Minnesota Win
Maentz, after missing the first
two games completely and most of
the third, finally came into his
own in the fifth encounter against
Minnesota. He took a pass to the
five-yd.-line to set up Michigan's
} first touchdown and scored the
winning touchdown on another
But it was against Iowa, last
Saturday, that Maentz emerged
as a full-fledged star. Ile caught a
forward pass and went 60 yards for
what proved to be the winning
touchdown in Michigan's great
last-quarter rally.
Maentz, a 6'-2" junior from Hol-
land, Mich., earlier had scored one
of Michigan's touchdowns, but
Iowa still led 21-20 until his spec-
tacular catch and run that put the
Wolverines ahead for good.
The glue-fingered receiver, last
Saturday, set a new Michigan rec-
ord for number of yards gained
via pass reception and came wtth-
in sight of the Big Ten record.
All told, he caught five passes
good for 169 yards which far out-
stripped the former Wolverine
record held by Loell Perry. He
was also outstanding on defense.
Perry, a Maize and Blue star at
the end position during the '50, '51,
and '52 seasons set his mark
against Indiana on October 13,
1951. In that game he garnered
124 yards on five receptions:
Near Big Ten Mark
The Western Conference record
came near to Maentz' grasp as he
fell only 21 yards shy of the 190
mark established by Iowa's Rex
Smith in the Hawkeye's clash
with Illinois. However, Smith
caught 11 passes, six more .than
Maentz snared, in setting that
Kramer managed to compile 109
yards, on seven passes, including
three touchdown catches, in this
fall's Missouri game for his best
record to date.


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Bragan To'
Pirate Shal
By The Associated Press
burgh Pirates yesterdayr
Bobby Bragan as manager
ceeding Fred Haney whose
tract was terminated at theE
the 1955 season.
Bragan's signing of a on
contract was announced by
eral Manager Joe L. Brown
news conference.
Bragan, moving up fron
Hollywood Stars of theF
Coast League, promptly pai
ute to Branch Rickey, Sr.,
five-year contract as Pirate
eral Manager ended only Tu
Played in Majors
Born in Birmingham, Ala
gan, 37, now lives in Fort V
Tex. He came up to Philad
Phils in 1940 and was tra
1940 to the Brooklyn Dod
then being guided by Rickey

Pilot Pittsburgh;L
Two more varsity squads opened
practice this week as Michigan's
ke-U Continueshockey and swimming teams both
h eheld preliminary workouts in pre-
paration for the coming season's
Bragan wound up -his National action.
Pitts- League career with the 1947 World The puckmen, under the direc-
named tion of Coach Vic Heyliger, will
, suc- Series, became manager at Fort open practice today. They are
e con- Worth in 1948, went to Hollywood getting set to defend their NCAA
end of in 1953. His Fort Worth teams won crown, captured last March at
two Texas League pennants and Colorado Springs, Colo.

i at a
m the
d trib-
., Bra-
ded in

he won the Coast League crown
in 1953, lost it in a playoff game in
1954, and finished third last sea-
Doesn't Intend To Play
He said he doesn't intend to beG
a playing-manager in the majors
"Unless the bottom drops out" of
the Pirate team.
He inherits a club that finished
a lively last, and looked to be
definitely on the upgrade at the
end of the season. Bragan hinted
very strongly he'll give a lot of his
Hollywood mainstays a n a t h e r
chance at the big leagues to fur-
ther the Pirate youth movement.

Back again to lead the team
is captain and last season's high
scorer, Bill MacFarland. The sea-
son will open at home, December
2, against McGill University.
The swimming team commenc-
ed its practice earlier in the week
under the tutelage of Gus Stager
and Diving Coach Bruce Harlan.
Michigan fans will have their first
chance to see the team in action
here on December 3 in the annual
AAU meet.
Big event for Stager's forces.
will be the Big Ten Champion-
ships, which this year will be held
at Purdue on the first three days
in March.

-Daily-Glenn Kopp
NAMED A.P. "LINEMAN OF THE WEEK" for his Iowa game per-
formance, Tom Maentz is shown lunging for an earlier-season pass.

Jim Fox ..University of Michi-
gan ... Left guard.
1953: Played, second and third
string behind Don Dugger, who re-
ceived All-Conference honors' and
played in East-West game.
1954: Played second string and
was overshadowed by Captain Ted
Cachey who was also invited to
play in a post-season game.
1955: Has alternated starting
guard position with junior Dick
Hill, who is considered by many
to be one of Michigan's top line
prospects in many years.
Rating: "Fox is a good, consist-
ent ball player," says Line Coach
Jack Blott. "He's a real leader
on the field."
Excellent Place-Kicker
Fox is an excellent place-kicker
but never gets a chance to show
his stuff because Michigan has

Ron Kramer, who seems to do ev-
erything well.
"Hasn't it ever gotten discour-
aging being outshined by such
star players as Dugger, Cachey,
Hill, and finally Kramer?" Fox
was asked.
"Not a bit," he replied. "Take
this year for example. The way,
the coaches have got it worked
out, there is actually no first or
second string on the line. We
work on a two group system."
The first group will start a
game, but as soon as Oosterbaan
thinks they're tired, or not per-
forming up to par, the second setl
goes in. The two are shuffled1
back and forth for almost the
entire game.
"I don't get discouraged," he1
continued, "because I take a par-
ticular pride. in my group. We1
feel that on any given day, wet
could go out there and do as wellt
as group one."
Once Played End
Fox, who played offensive end
and defensive guard at Saginaw
High School, was switched to full-
time guard duties when he arrived
in Ann Arbor.
The sturdy senior weighed 182
lbs. in his freshman year. Evi-
dently his diet at the training
table has shown its effect as he,
now tips the scale at 195.
Asked what he intends to do
when he graduates, Fox replied,
"One of three things: Go into the,
Army (if drafted), get a job coach-
ing, or else pursue my Masters de-
gree in Physical Education before
entering the coaching field."
With this, Jim trotted off to the
practice field. "Gotta hurry," he
said, "big game this week."

Daily ,Judges
Find Strange
Grid Entries
The Daily's official tabulators
for -the Grid Picks contest were
a bit surprised last week when
they discovered two "unusual" of-
ferings in}the entry box.
One unfortunate soul mistaken-
ly left his Geology 11 assignment
at the Daily, and probably handed
in his football entries to his sur-
prised professor.
Another somewhat absent-mind-
ed student left a postcard from
his Business Administration in-
All sophomores interested in
being basketball managers re-
port to basketball practice at
Yost Field House today between
3:00 and 5:00.
-Michigan Undergraduate
Managers Council
structor informing him of an "A"
in his course. Chances are he
hung his grid picks on his bulle-
tin board for alb to see.
In any event, neither of the
above entries won last week's con-
Bring your selections up to the!
Daily in person, or mail them on
the back of a postcard. Here are;
this week's picks:


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0Wolverine Notes

Rain and a :muddy field were
the order of the day as third-rank-
ed Michigan on the AP poll wa's
put through its paces yesterday
in preparation for the weekend
clash with the Illinois at Cham-
Ends and backfield men concen-
trated their efforts on improving
the Wolverines' already proven
passing attack, as they spent most
of the afternoon conducting pass
At the same time they gave de-
fenders ample opportunity for in-

creasing their pass interception
and pass "breaking up" skills..
The center of the line, before
coming out and practicing withj
the remainder of the squad, held
drills in Yost Field House.
Jim Pace, afflicted with a
sprained ankle, took pant in the
pass drills, but the speedy half-
back's running was noticeably
It's hoped that weather condi-
tions will improve for today's vital
drills, the last before journeying
to Illinois.


Michigan at Illinois
Army at Yale
Baylor at Texas
Duke at Navy
Indiana at Ohio State
Louisiana State at Maryland
Michigan State at Purdue
Minnesota at Iowa
Princeton at Harvard
SMU at Texas A&M
Stanford at Southern Cal
Syracuse at Penn State
Utah at Colorado
Washington at California
Wisconsin at Northwestern

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