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Quits; Giants
Call Rigney
Manager Retires
After 17 Years
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK-Leo Durocher
quit baseball yesterday to go into
private busineses and was immed-
iately replaced as manager of the
New York Giants by Bill Rigney.
"Deep Regret"
Owner Horace Stoneman said he
accepted Durocher's resignation
with "deep personal regret," but
was glad to have a suitable re-
placement in Rigney, currently
piloting the champion Minneap-
olis Millers in the American As-
"Leo Durocher has been a fine
manager," Stoneham said, "and
he has done some of his best work
during the previous season, when
injuries and some playing failures
imposed many handicaps."
No Surprise
The retirement of the 49-year-
old explosive manager after 17
years as a major league pilot, the
last seven and a half with the
Giants, came as no surprise. Last
May he confided to close friends
he planned to quit after this sea-

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... quits baseball
Spartans Win
Over Indiana
By The Assocated Press
Michigan State, powered by
sophomores, whipped Indiana 20-'
13, in the season's first Big Ten
Indiana converted two Spartan
miscues into their two touchdowns
with Chich Cichowski running for
the first and passing to Bob Fee
for the second,
For MSU, sophomores Bob Jew-
ett, Jim Wulff, Joe Carruthers,
and Walt Kowalczyk did most of
the work with scores coming from
Jewett, senior Gerry Planutis and
Wulff on a 64-yard dash.

Eagles Win
Pro Opener
B- The Associated Press
The Philadelphia Eagles mixed
pinpoint passing by quarter-back
BobbynThomason with the rugged
running of sophomore Jerry Nor-
ton to wipe out a 10-point first
half deficit and whip the New
York Giants 27-17 last night in
the opening game of the 1955
National Football League season.
Thomason, the six-year pro vet-
eran from VMI, came off the
bench in the second half to com-
plete 10 of 17 passes for 209 yards
and one touchdown.
The 27-year-old T quarterback
also directed the Eagles flashy
ground attack which featured the
speed and power running of Nor-
ton, one time SMU ace.
Norton, who in his rookies sea-
son last year played only on de-
fense, picked up 200 yards on the
ground, 81 from scrimmage, 23 on
three pass receptions, and 96 on a
sensational open-field touchdown
return of a kickoff.
Other Philadelphia touchdowns
were scored by Jim Parmer on a
two-yard bolt in the third quarter
and Bill Stribling on~the receiving
end of a 51-yard pass from Thom-
Rookie Dick Bielski, former
Maryland fullback, booted a 14-
yard field goal, while, Bobby Wal-
ston, last year's NFL scoring
champion kicked a 13 yard field
goal and converted three extra
The Giants scored all their'
points in the first half on a 31-
yard touchdown pass from Char.
lie Conerly to Frank Gifford, a
recovered fumble in the end zone
by Cliff Livingston and a 37-yard
field goal by Ben Agajanian.
In other league games this week,
Cleveland plays host to the im-
proved Washington Redskins, De-
troit visits Green Bay, Los Angeles
is at San Francisco, and the Chi-
cago Bears are at Baltimore to-
day. The Chicago Cardinals open
at Pittsburgh Monday night.
NEW YORK UP) - Mighty
Nashua, a 3-5 favorite,' stepped
into handicap company for the
first time today and finishedl
third as King Ranch's High
Gun flew up in the final strides
t onip Jet Action by a head in
the $106,740 Sysonby stakes at
Belmont Park.

By The Associated Press
Michigan's future football foes
put on power-packed performances
yesterday as the current season
opened fully with intersectional
Army opened its 1955 football
campaign by crushing Furman,
81-0, in a game highlighted by
the first appearance of Don Holle-
der at quarterback for the Cadets.
Holleder, an All-American end
last year, handled the big Army
team in smooth style and contrib-
uted a 50 yard touchdown pass in
the second period. Pete Lash, Dick
Murland, and Bob Munger each
made a pair of touchdowns in the
biggest opening day scoring spree
in the annals of West Point.
OSU 28, Nebraska 20
Nebraska, outweighed and out-
manned, gave Ohio State's na-
tional champions a terrific scare

University of Hawaii, 6-0. Treks
of 62, 91, and 69 yards accounted
for the Cornhusker's tallies, with
the 91 yard run" of fullback John
Edwards the outstanding play of
the game.
Illinois 20, California 13
Out on the coast a bruising set
of Illinois backs rolled up yardage
easily but showed a surprising lack
of scoring punch and were pressed
to the limit to defeat stubborn
California, 20-13.
Hard-hitting Harry Jefferson,
Mickey Bates and Abe Woodson
slashed the Cal tackles and sliced
around the ends at will but had
nothing but trouble in the scoring
zone. The Bears, in losing their
second straight, repeatedly threw
back; goal line threats.
With the game at a 7-7 deadlock
at the intermission, Bates and Jef-
ferson combined for 61 yards in a
touchdown march That earned
them the lead they never lost. ' The
Bears bounced right back with a
42-yard scoring pass but the try
for the extra point was blocked.
Illinois then iced the game as
Em Lindbeck capped a 73-yard
drive with a sneak from the one.
Miami 25, Northwestern 14
Miami of Ohio spoiled North-
western's opener by dumping the
Wildcats 25-14. The Redskins
scored three times within seven
minutes after being infuriated
with a 15-yard penalty charged
againsttheir coach for "unsports-
manlike conduct."
The defeat also spoiled the debut

Wildcats, Gophers Beaten;
Illinois Victorious, 20-13


Oklahoma Downs Tar Heels;

By The Asso

Dame Smothers 'SMU

xiated Press






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Third-ranked Oklahoma, held
scoreless the first half by scrappy
North Carolina, came from behind
yesterday to down the Tar Heels,
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Carolina score in the opening per-
iod when tackle John Bilich re-
covered a fumble in the Oklahoma
end zone during the first six min-
utes of the game.
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frustrated Oklahoma moved to the
Tar Heel 30 or beyond, but the
aroused Tar Heels hurled back
each threat.
Oklahoma, showing a flock of
shifty backs, caught fire early in
the third period and swept 74 yards
for a touchdown. Halfback Bob
Burris took a pitchout from quar-
terback Jim Harris and rammed
over from the eight.
Late in the last period, Oklahoma
clinched its victory with another
touchdown. Tommy McDonald
swept around right end to the
Tar Heel 11, and scored four plays
later from the two. The victory
extended Oklahoma's winning
streak to 20 straight games.
Irish Down SMU
Quarterback Paul Hornung, a
rugged junior from Louisville, Ky.,
Soccer Club
All men that would like to
play soccer for the Wolverine
Soccer Club please come to the
meeting tonight at 8:00 p.m.,
Michigan Union, third floor.
ably stepped into All-America
Ralph Guglielmi's shoes leading
Notre Dame to a bruising 17-0
opening victory over Southern
Running like a fullback and'
calling signals like a veteran, the
205-pound Hornung scored the first
Irish touchdown, kicked a 38-yard
field goal for a 10-0 halftime lead
and then kept stubborn SMU on
the ropes in the second half.
Notre Dame took SMU's opening'
kickoff and banged 75 yards to
score in 12 plays. Most instru-
:nental yardage came on Hornung's
25-yard romp on a keep-it play to
SMU's 24.,

. ..from end to back
before succumbing 28-20 to the
All-America halfback Howard
Cassady, in dominating the Ohio
offense, scored on a 14-yard run
to put OSU out front, counted on
a 10-yarder to take the lead again
after Nebraska had counted twice
and then plunged for a yard to
give the champs their winning
margin after Nebraska had taken
a 20-14 lead in the third period.
Cassady also contributed a 43-
yard jaunt to set up the final
Ohio State score. His total running
yardage was 170 yards gained as
compared to.138 on the ground for
It was a game of long scoring
marches for Nebraska, who had
been beaten the week before by the

Michigan 42, Missouri 7
Ohio State 28, Nebraska 20
Wisconsin 28, Marquette 14
Washington 30, Minnesota 0
Iowa 28, Kansas State 7
Miami (O.) 25, Northwestern
Illinois 20, California 13
Purdue 14, College of Pacific
Notre Dame 17, Southern Me-
thodist 0 .
Wabash 13, Albion 7
Central Michigan 27, West-
ern Michigan 12
Kansas 13, Washington State
Pittsburgh 22, Syracuse 12g
Maryland 7, U.C.L.A. 0
Columbia 14, Brown 12
Cornell 14, Lehigh 6
Army 81, Furman 0
Yale 14, Connecticut 0.
Princeton 41, Rutgers 7

V.P.I. 33, Pennsylvania 0
Colgate 21, Dartmouth 20
Navy 7, William & lKzry 0
Penn State 35, Boston U. 0
Boston College 27, Brandeis 0"
Holy Cross 42, Temple 7
Lafayette 7, Muhlenburg 0
West Virginia 33, Richmond
Mississippi 13, Tennessee 7
Georgia 14, Vanderbilt 13
Oklah-oma 13, North Carolina
Clemson 20, Virginia 7
Georgia Tech 20, Florida 7
Auburn 15. Chattanooga 6
George Washington 25, V.M.I.
Kentucky 21, Mississippi 14
Texas Christian 32, Texas
Tech 0
Arkansas 21, Oklahoma 0
Colorado 14, Arizona 0
Utah'20, Idaho 13
Texas 35, Tulane 21
Rice 20, Alabama 0

... *outruns Nebraska
of Lou Saban, new head coach at
Iowa 28, Kansas State 7
A powerful Iowa football squad
smothered Kansas State 28-7 with
rugged defense and flashes of of-
fensive brilliance.
The Hawkeyes held the Big
Seven conference team to four
first downs and 67 yards rushing.
Iowa, its forces heavily loaded with
veterans, was outf in front 28-0,
bef ore Kansas State scored.,
Jon Janda, sophomore fullback,
and halfback Eddie Vincent scored
the first two on runs, and a Jerry
Reichow to Earl Smith passing
combination accounted for the
final tallies. Iowa's defense also
intercepted two passes.
Washington 30, Minnesota 0
Two touchdown underdog Wash-
ington ground Minnesota into
fumbling futility for a 30-0 victory
triggered by the smashing play of
veteran end Jim Houston.
Houston scored two touchdowns
and set the props for a field goal
with a 54-yard runback of an
intercepted pass after breaking up
a Minnesota scoring threat.
Major League
W L Pet. G.B.
New York . 95 97 .625 -
Cleveland . 93 60 .608 22
Chicago ... 90 63 .588 5Y
Boston .... 83 69 .546 12
Detroit .... 78 75 .510 17
Kansas City 63 89 .414 32
Baltimore . 56 97 .366 39Y
Washington 54 100 .346 422
Yesterday's Results
Cleveland 8-7, Detroit 2-0
Chicago 4, Kansas City 0
Baltimore 8-1, Washington 5-0
New York at Boston, rain
W L Pet. G.B.
Brooklyn .. 97 55 .683 -
Milwaukee . 85 68 .556 122
New York .. 79 73 .520 18
Phil'delphia 76 76 .500 21
Cincinnati . 74 80 .481 24
Chicago ... 73 80 .477 241
St. Louis .. 67 86 .438 301/
Pittsburgh . 60 93 .392 37Y2
Yesterday's Results
Chicago 3, Cincinnati 2
Pittsburgh 4-6, Brooklyn 3-1
St. Louis 4. Milwaukee 3




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