SUNDAY, -SEPTEMBER 25, 1955
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. . by alan eisenberg
Daily Associate Sports Editor<
YOU DON'T NEED a calendar to know that it is Autumn - all
you have to do is look out of the window of your room which is
probably too small and rather dirty. There's something in the air -
an aura of excitement - the feeling of Fall. The metamorphisis has
begun: the leaves have turned brown, the sun goes to sleep earlier,
and the swirling wind makes the trees sway and rustle intelligbly.
And with the change in the season Ann Arbor has taken on
the old familiar look. At first there was a trickle of students - those
sick of home or needing an apartment - who returned. But the dams
broke last Sunday as the young poured in from all over the country.
The trains and planes and buses and cars belched out their heavy
load. The creaking trains crept slowly and reluctantly into the
antiquated station, the tired buses arrived and stopped in the ugly
alleyway, the planes landed with ostentation and rested in proud
This great influx of humanity - the largest enrollment at the
University since the after-the-war-days - has set this small beautiful
college town into a dither of activity. The restaurants are filled to
capacity, the roads are packed with cars travelling bumper-to-bumper,
cabs roam the streets and gather at stations, and the streets are
thronged with youth.
You walk down the street and youth envelops you. Freshmen
try to swagger and hope they are not taken for Freshmen - but they
are nervous and afraid. There is reunion for upperclassmen who
swagger and hope they are taken for upperclassmen; joyous greetings
in the League, at Hill Auditorium, or in front of the Union. There's
Jordan and Hanley from Detroit, Shirlee from Fort Wayne, Phil and
Sandy from the suburbs of Chicago, Larry and Chuck from New York,
,Maury from Mobile and all the others who have shared the last three
years with you.
This is Ann Arbor, this is a college town, this is September. The
leaves have turned brown and Ann Arbor is back to normal. The young
have come home ... for youth is synonomous with Ann Arbor.
A Day at Ferry Field ...
? WE WALKED down to the athletic plant where all that youth
represents was gloriously revealed. It was a beautiful sunny after-
noon. The sky was a mixture of blue and gray, the clouds looked like
soft white pillows. Ferry Field looked inviting and it is where the
young cavort and prance, laugh and show off their lithe bodies.
Strength is symbolized in every movement, in every action. Bennie
Oosterbaan's gaze flicked from group to group: the linemen pulsing
their muscles to charge at the never-ending line of dummies, the
ends racing downfield to gather into their arms a sailing football,
backfield men running through intricate plays. But everywhere
noise and life and strength and youth.
More young bodies were under the direction of William Revelli.
The sun was hot and many of the bandsmen wore only shorts. Time
after time they repeated the same steps, time after time they made
mistakes. But that which is youth did not falter. Their bodies glistened
with sweat but they did not wilt under the unending repetition.
When the drill was over, there was still spirit and vitality - for
they are youth.
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Life Into a Sleeping City .«.
EVERYWHERE THE YOUNG roamed - and put life into a sleeping
city. At the Student Publications Building the typewriters began
to rattle and desk drawers creaked open unwillingly. Once again the
coke bottles became part of the scenery, once again the floors became
littered with scrap paper. And here, too, youth prepared to go back
The University buildings take on the old familiar look: of being
overcrowded. Impatient youth waits on various long lines that hardly
seem to move. The diagonal looks less deserted and lolling students
rest on the lush green grass.
Night falls but youth does not fade into the darkness. They can
still be heard and seen and be felt. Lights reveal them pouring over
books, heated arguments about age-old problems are overheard, and
there is some intangible force which tells you youth is present.
This is Ann Arbor. This is a college town. This is September.
The leaves have turned brown and Ann Arbor is back to normal. The
young have returned to their home. The young make Ann Arbor what
it is, and the young are back.
Ann Arbor is back to- normal.
New football seasons bring new
faces and new names-and the
Daily herewith presents a quick
run-down on the unfamiliar rook-
ies who sooner than most people
think-will be making Michigan
Let's start at end - with big
Gordie Morrow. Brother of John
Morrow, he -is an Arborite - and
plenty big at 6'3" and 22 pounds-
and soon may fit into a vital role.
The other new end is Dick Kette-
man, 190 pound 6 footer from
Toledo - who fared well in spring
Owen Looks Promising
Over at the crucial tackle spot,
four newcomers will be pressing
last years returnees for big time
berths. Dave Owen, Big Ten shot-
put king, rates as best - he's
plenty fast for his 216 pounds.
Al Sigman, a veteran from the El
Toro marines and Michigan State
Normal College will also be right
up there in the running.
In a late development earlier
this week, Sigman was nominated
by Coach Bennie Oosterbaan as
probable starter at right tackle
in yesterday's Missouri game.
Along with Sigman, Jim Or-
wig, another virtually new force,
was named to thetentative start-
ing lineup at left tackle. Orwig
is a jupior from Toledo, who was
a reservist last year.
Oosterbaan has commented that
"Sigman looks like a good possi-
bility. for both he and Orwig are
real fighters, and that counts a
The other two in tackle conten-
tion are Charlie Jung - a big
6'3" high school star from. New
Trier of Winnetka, Ill., and rug-
ged 198 pound Dick Heynen, a
spring drills star from Grand
Over in the guard department
four newcomers bolster a crew of
six veterans- giving the. Wolver-
ines tremendous depth. Mary Ny-
ren, a former quarterback from
DesPlaines, Ill., looks very good,
as does hard-hitting Alex Boch-
nowski of Gary, Ind., and Jim
Paplomatos - a very fast guard
out of Rochester, Pa. Last but not
least is Tom Berger of Redford
High in Detroit.
At center, Grand Haven's Bill
MacPhee rates as the top sopho-
more - and close behind is rugged
Don Rembiesa - from Dearborn.
They give needed depth to a crack
trio of veterans in Jim Bates,
Jerry Goebel, and John Peckham.
Moving into the backfield, we
find the most improved player on
the entire Michigan team rated
as a top soph quarterback pros-
pect. Jim Van Pelt, a rugged, hard
blocking pass chucker from Evans-
ton, Ill., has looked excellent -
and is expected to see lots of action
during the new few seasons.
At thehhalfbacks, only two new
names will be in evidence - to
join a crew of seven teterans.
IOne of these names is one of the
most talked about freshmen in
recent yeai's - Jim Pace.
Pace is undoubtedly one of the
fastest tailbacks ever to grace
Ferry Field, but Coach Ben Ooster-
baan maintains that he has much
to learn on offense, and especially
on defense. However, he should be
of some help before the season is
out. The 5'11", 180-pound Little At the fullback slot, everyl
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