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Today's Game May Decide
Rose Bowl Representative

Seldom Seen Kids Triumph
In I-M Independent League

I .

by the Associated Press
By The Associated Press

The smell of roses hangs heavyJ
over Minneaoplis today as the
once-beaten Iowa Hawkeyes clash
with Minnesota in what has been
billed as the Big Ten "game of
the year."
This key battle heads a full
five-game slate of Conference ac-
tion. In other contests, Purdue
faces Michigan State, Northwes-
C .
.. . back in action
tern meets Wisconsin, Indiana
goes against Ohio State and Illi-
nois takes on Michigan.
For both the Gophers and the
Hawkeyes, today's contest is a
"must" if they hope to represent
the Big Teri in Pasadena or possi-
bly gain at least a share of the
Conference title.
The way the picture stacks up
if Iowa loses they will stand at
3-2 in the Conference with Ohio
State remaining to be dealt with.
On the other hand, a Minne-
sota loss would put the Gophers
in a similar position with a Big
Ten mark of 3-1-1 and Michigan
State looming ominously on the
To beat Minnesota the Hawk-

eyes must overcome two big prob-
lems. First they must shake off
the mental frustration of last
week's hea'rtbreaking defeat by
Michigan and then they must
overcome the injury situation.
Iowa Backfield Plagued
The Iowa backfield has been
especially hard-hit by casualties.
Halfback Bill Happel, the team's
leading ground-gainer, is suffer-
ing from a charley horse and may
not play, while left half Kevin
Furlong is out for the year with
a broken jaw. Two other halfbacks,
Don Dobrino and Del Kloewer, are
also on the injury list.
In the Gopher camp, the physi-
cal outlook is quite a bit better.
Although starting halfback Ken
Bombardier is still out with a
shoulder separation, Rich Borstad,
hard-hitting fullback, has recov-
ered from a leg injury and will
return to action against the Hawk-
Outside of this important game
and the Michigan-Illinois clash
there are notany other key con-
tests in the Conference.
OSU, Indiana Clash
Down in Columbus, Ohio State
seeks to extend its Big Ten victory
streak to 17 as they take on a
stumbling Indiana squad. The
Hoosiers appear to grow weaker
as the season progresses and last
week they just managed to squeak
out a 19-13 victory over Marquette,
a team that figured to be no more
than a breather.
Another giant - versus - dwarf
game will be played at East Lan-
sing as once-beaten Michigan
State takes on a soft touch in
Purdue. To date, the Boilermakers
have compiled a 2-2-2 record.
Northwestern's Wildcats, who
last week all but upset vaunted
Ohio State, face an easier task
this week against Wisconsin. The
Badgers stand at 1-4-.1 for the
season and don't seem to get any
better as the year progresses.

Tempers flared as the Seldom I,
Seen Kids outfought the Eagle
Hawkers, 20-0, yesterday at South
Ferry Field to gain a berth in the ,
finals of the independent league's
first-place intramural football
The Kids took the opening kick-
off and, led by the passing and
running of Jack Watson, drove to
a touchdown, with the final yard-,
age coming on a pass from Watson

of midfield on the fourth set of
downs, giving the decision to the
In the fourth-place playoffs,
Bacteriology beat Mickey Mouse
6-0 when Herb Wagemaker took
an intercepted pass 15 yards for
the only score of the game. Gom-
berg's Older had an easy time of
it as they trounced an under-
manned Wesleyan team, consisting
of four players, 27-0.

to Dick Papp. CORRECTION:
Watson also passed for two more Chi Psi qualified for the 'B'
touchdowns and both extra points., finals by beating Chi Phi, 26-0,
The game was marked by hot not the reverse, as reported in
tempers and flying fists as two yesterday's Daily.
players were ejected from the 4-
game and more than 100 yards of
penalties given out. MAY SWEEP EVENT

... decathlon hopeful

BOWL BOUND? - Iowa coach Forest Evashevski confers
with his co-captains, Dick Deasy (73) and Don Suchy (55),
about today's Minnesota game. If the Hawkeyes can rebound
from last week's loss to Michigan, they will have a good
chance for a Rose-Bowl bid.

MSU Tops Conference
On Offense, Defense

Statistics released by the West-
en Conference Service Bureau
this week reveal that Michigan
State ranks tops in the Confer-
ence "on paper," both offensive-
ly and defensively.
In four Big Ten contests, the
Spartans have the best average,
27 pts. per game, while limiting
their opponents to a mere 6.5.
Ohio State, in three games, has
yielded only 2.6 pts. on the aver-
age, but other figures must be
taken into consideration.

For instance, the Spartans have
an average yield of but 239.7 yds.
per game to each opponent in
Conference competition, by far the
best record. This comes out to 3.6
yds. per play.
Michigan has the highest first-
downs-per-game average, 19.0.
The Spartans are leaders in an-
other category, perhaps not as
impressive as the others. They top
the Conference with an average of
7.7 penalties a Saturday, 1.2 more
than Northwestern.
Wisconsin is tied with the Lan-
sing, eleven in another somewhat
dubious Big Ten first, having
fumbled an average of 3.5 times.
However, they lost the ball on only
1.7 of those occasions, while State
lost possession 2.7 times.
Best passing team in the Big
Ten is Purdue, mainly because of
the accuracy of its quarterback,
Len Dawson. The Boilermakers
have attempted 20.7 per game,
mist in the Conference, and com-
pleted the most, 12.5.

Last year's runners-up, the
Evan's Scholars, also moved into
the finals, coming from behind
to best the Allen-Rumsey Ghosts,
13-7, in a seesaw game that saw
the lead twice change hands..
Trailing in the second half byl
one point, the Scholars drove to
the Ghosts' ten-yard line on a
40-yard pass to end Dick Gates.
From there, Tony Drabik tossed a
short pass to Mat Shadeck for the
winning score.
Earlier in the game, The Schol-
ars had seen a six-point lead van-
ish when Wallyish when Wally
Prince threw =a touchdown pass
and extra point to end Weldon
The Old Married Men had to
go into overtime to down Fisheries,
6-0, in the second-place playoffs.
On Fisheries last set of downs,
Jerry Clark picked off an erring
Fishery pass and sped 20 yards for
an OMM TD to break the scoreless
In the third-place playoffs, the
Tigercats edged the Pill Pushers,
7-6, in overtime. The Tigercats
drew first blood as Arnold Sarya
raced around end in a reverse, but
failed to convert the extra point.
The Pill Pushers knotted the score
on a pass from Jerry Veldman to
Norm Thompson but the extra-
point attempt was foiled.
Neither team could b r e a k
through and overtime was neces-
sary. It was pitch black when a
Pill-Pusher back was caught short

U.S. Olympians Appear
To Be Strong in Hurdles

(This is the third in a series of four
articles about track and field events
in the 1956 Olympic Games. This ar-
ticle discusses the hurdles, steeple-
chase and decathlon.)
The United States' monopoly in
world track circles is certainly ex-
posed when one considers the
Olympic hurdles competition that
will take place later this month
in Melbourne, Australia.
A clean sweep seems to be in
order in the 110-meter high
hurdles, with Americans Jack Da-
All members of the Michi-
gan Soccer Club should report
to the Stadium field by 9:30
a.m. today for the game with
Eastern Michigan College.
-John Hunting, Manager
vis of the Navy, Lee Calhoun of
North Carolina and Joel Shankle
of Duke all turning in better times
than the best foreigners.
Davis and Calhoun should stage
a very tight race for the gold med-
al, since they tied in the tryouts.
Another Davis, Glenn of Ohio
State, appears to. be the man to
beat in the 400-meter low hurdles.

The decathlon competition is
usually considered the cream of
the Olympic track competition.
Again this year the United States
has the possibility of sweeping the
With the retirement of the great
Bob Mathias, another phenomen-
al competitor has appeared in the
person of Rafer Johnson, a sophq-
more at UCLA. He has done the
impossible already by eclipsing
Mathias' point-total record of 7,-
887 with a new standard of 7,985.
Behind Johnson stands Milt
Campbell, who ran second to Ma-
thias in 1952, and Rev. Bob Rich-
ards the great pole-vaulter. Rus-
sia is entering Vasiliy Kuznetsov, a
very capable decathlon man who
poses a definite threat to second
place, but should come nowhere
near Johnson.
Horace Ashenfelter was the sen-
sation fo the 1952 Olympics when
he bested a very imposing class of
competitors in the 3,000 meter
steeplechase. He wasn't expected
to place then, and isn't again this
year, but he could turn the tide
of upset again.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (IP)-Indiana
University's athletic director de-
clared yesterday "It would be silly
to say we have much of a chance
But the Bucks, three-touchdown
favorites and guning for their 17th
straight Big Ten victory, had a
hunch Frank Allen, sports, direc-
tor for the Hoosier school, might
be trying to lull them into a feel-
ing of security in hopes of manu-
facturing an upset.
Allen told, a luncheon group,
"We hope to give you a good game,
but that's about the best we can
do against a team of Ohio's cal-
iber. It would be silly to say we
have much of a chance."
With his tongue in his cheek,
Allen went on:
"We have about 160 high schools
playing football in Indiana. Ohio
has about 800. So it figures you
get more talent here - and you
must have talent.
"And we don't pay as much -
the reason being we don't have
as much to pay with. At least we
haven't been caught. We liketo
come to Ohio State to play, be-
cause it means up to $80,000 dif-
ference, with the huge crowds
you draw here."
* * *
Bowl Berth Beckons
Bowl made it plain yesterday it is
after the winner of the Georgia
Tech-Tennessee football game to-
day for the annual New Orleans
game Jan. 1.
A delegation headed by Paul E.
DeBlanc of the New Orleans Mid-
winter Sports Association, sponsor
of the Sugar Bowl, will be among
the 40,000 expected for today's
"Sure we'll be after the winner
of this game, because it will be
the nation's number one team,"
DeBlanc said.
He added it is too early to dis-
cuss an opponent should the Tech-
Tennessee winner accept the Su-
gar Bowl bid.
He said, however, Texas Chris-
tian, Rice, Baylor or Southern
Methodist of the Southwest Con-
ference "would make a game worth
going miles to see."


Olympic Sports Carnival To Be Held

MELBOURNE 'oP)-Politics andv
international tensions, which have
plagued the Olympic games for
weeks, will take a breather today
when leading athletes move to
the countryside army camp at
Puckapunyal for a giant pre-
Olympic track carnival which
may produce a four-minute mile.
It is the first full-scale preview
of the Olympic games but some
of the lustre will be missing be-
cause of the absence of the strong
US and Russian teams.
American track forces, which
are expected to dominate the
games starting Nov. 22, arrived
late yesterday in two planes.
Russians 'Not Ready
The Russians decided to forego
the meet because they said they
were not ready.
Headlining the full program of
events is an invitation mile fea-
turing Australians Jim Bailey and
Merv Lincoln, England's Chris
Chataway and Chris Brasher and
New Zealander Murray Halbert.
The cinder track at Puckapun-
yal is said to be lightning fast and
likely to produce an excellent time.
Bailey, who beat world record
holder John Landy in a race in
the United States, is the favorite.
Landy, recovering from a heel
injury, will not run. However, he
announced Thursday he plans to
compete for both the Olympic
1,500 and 5,000 meters.
This, for the average Austral-
ian, takes some of the edge off

of the bitterness generated by
fighting in Europe and the Neart
East and the recurring withdraw-
als, last of which is little Switzer-t
Five Entries Withdraw t
Previously, Holland, Communist
China, Egypt, Spain and Iraq
pulled out of the games and such
countries as Denmark, Norway
and Luxembourg were reported
wavering on the edge of a similar
In Chicago, the International
Olympic Committee president
said yesterday Spain will recon-
sider its withdraway from the
Olympic Games today and that he
has asked other qutting coun-
tries to get back into the big Mel-
bourne show.
However, Rafael Hernandez Co-
ronado, secretary of the Spanish
sports delegation, said in Madrid
his country still intends to boycott
the games because of Russian
participation. He said the decision
was a government decision and
would not be changed.
Chancellor Informs Brundage
Avery Brundage, IOC chief,
said he was informed by OttoJ
Mayer, IOC chancellor, of Spain's
decision to re-study its announced
intention of skipping the games.
Mayer's office is at Lausanne,
Brundage, who will leave for
Melbourne tomorrow, in a state-

"The Olympic Games are con-
tests between individuals and not
between nations. We hope that
those who have withdrawn from
the Melbourne games will recon-
sider. Spain has reconsidered." I


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