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ISATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2956

THE MICBIGAN DAILY

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1956 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE PYVE

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Games Head
Hits Olympic
Withdrawals
MELBOURNE (J)-Avery Brun-
dage, militant president of the In-
ternational Olympic Committee,
came to Melbourne last night with
a sharp blast at countries which
pulled out of the Olympic games.
He also said he doubted there
would be any successful protests
against aggressor nations, such as
Russia,. because "the Olympic
Games belong to the people. They
are contests for individuals and
not of nations."
No Official Protests Heard
Brundage said he had heard ru-
mors of possible protests but none
had come officially to his atten-
tion. Supporters of Hungary were
reported ready to ask the IOC to
bar Russia from the games be-
cause of military intercession in
r Hungary.
"If we called off the games ev-
ery time politicians got the world
in a mess, we never would have
the games," Brundage said.
C Communist China, Holland,1
Egypt, Spain, Lebanon and Iraq
have withdrawn from the 1956
games. Teams from 68 nations
open competition next Thursday.
Athletic training has reached a
new peak with most of America's
top track and field stars ready
for the meet Saturday in Bendigo,
last dress rehearsal before the
games open.
Russia Airs Plan
Earlier in the day, Russian ath-
letic chiefs invited the American
officials to Soviet quarters to dis-
cuss an annual meeting of the
track and field teams of the two
nations on a home-and-home ba-
s1s.
The first meeting would be in
Moscow next summer and the fol-
lowing in either New York or Los
Angeles the year after. Then the
series would be conducted annual-
ly, skipping only Olympic years.
American Oly
Powerful Cha
By AL JONES
No United States Olympic bas-
ketball team has ever been beat-
en, and there is no reason why
they should, this year.
Basketball is the only truly Am-
erican sport in the Olympic
Games, and since its innovation
in 1936, the United States teams
have completely dominated the
competition.
Only in 1952 did an American
team have any trouble. That year
both Uruguay and Russia had
formidable outfits, but the Am-
erican cagers, paced by 7 ft. 1 in.
Bob Kurland, rushed past both
groups. Uruguay fell in the semi-
finals, 57-44, and the Russians
were downed in two games, 86-58
and 36-25, to hand America the
championship.
Again this year the Russians
are expected to be the toughest
competition, but many observers
feel that they aren't as strong as
in 1952. The Russian group has
been scrimmaged by different

groups in Melbourne during the
past week, and are described as
big and rough but not exception-
ally good in a polished way.
They are led by big, 7'4" Jan
Krouminch, who is a virtual mon-
ster on the court. However, he is
considered too awkward to af-
ford the American any trouble. All
he does is turn and shoot, not
jumping well at all.
On the other hand, the Amer-
icans constitute one of the best
amateur basketball outfits ever
assembled. They are led by Bill
Russell, perhaps the greatest bas-
ketball player ever to step on a
cage floor. Everyone in America
has become familiar with Russell's
phenomenal antics as he led his
San Francisco College team to
two straight NCAA Champion-
ships.
It is expected that Russell will

OSU Loom as Soilers in

Today 's Contests

Hawkeyes, Gophers Fight
To Capture Rose Bowl Nod

I Snort Shartv&

By DON McGHEE
An injury - riddled Michigan
State squad meets a Minnesota
team smarting from its first loss
of the season in a game carrying
high stakes for both sides this
afternoon in Minneapolis.
The Spartans will be without
the services of three early season
starters and a number of others
are doubtful starters.
Definitely out is halfback Clar-
ence Peaks, a candidate for All
American, with a knee injury suf-
fered in the Illinois game. Tackles
Pat Burke and Joel Jones are
also out for the season with knee
injuries.

By BOB BOLTON
The Ohio State Buckeyes, who:
are on the road to an unprece-
dented third straight Big Ten
title, will attempt to shatter Iowa's
Rose Bowl dreams as they clash
with the Hawkeyes in a showdown
battle at Iowa City today.
Records would seem to favor
the Buckeyes. They stand first in:
offense in the Conference, third
in defense and their team is
healthy. The Hawkeyes, however,
are still hampered by injuries to:
key men.
If the Hawkeyes have any ad-
vantage at, all it lies in the fact
that they have never made the*
Pasadena trip before which gives
ithem a tremendos incentive to

Miami Wins
MIAMI, Fla. (P)--Miami's Hur-
ricanes, smarting under the NCAA
decision to bar them from a bowl
game for the third straight year,
gained sweet satisfaction last
night by smearing the Clemson
Tigers, one of the probable Or-
ange Bowl teams, 21-0.
Quarterback Sam Scarnecchia
scooted for two touchdowns and
fullback Don Bosseler rammed for
the other as the Hurricanes
rubbed all the luster off the com-
ing Orange Bowl game which is
expected to match Clemson
against Colorado.
* * *
Texas Eyes Leahy
HOLLYWOOD (A') - Frank
Leahy, former Notre Dame foot-
ball coach, said yesterday the pos-
sibility that he may become Uni-

versity of Texas athletic director
seems "rather slight" at this time.
Leahy, in Hollywood for a tele-
vision sportscast, said he had re-
ceived an nivititation from the
university to go to Texas to dis-
cuss the position and that when
he had cleaned up some business
matters he might do so.
* * *
King Equals Record
BENDIGO, Australia (P)-Lea-
mon King, a 20-year-old speed-
ster from the University of Calif-
ornia, trounced fellow U.S. Olym-
pian Ira Murchison of Chicago
with a wind assisted clocking of
9.3 seconds in the 100-yd. dash
yesterday at an Olympic preview
track and field meets
King's time equals the world
record, but will not be entered for
recognition.

JIM PARKER
...anchors Buckeye line
MSU Takes
Crogs-Country
Championship
CHICAGO (.)-Michigan State
College won its fifth Big Ten
cross-country championship in six
years yesterday with a meet rec-
ord-smashing 21 points.
Michigan State's Henry Ken-
nedy repeated as individual cham-
pion with a 35-yard triumph overa
teammate Selwyn Jones in 20:25.3
for the four-mile course at wind-,
swept Washington Park.
Illinois was second in the team
standings with 50 points, followed
by Indiana, 73; Minnesota, 78;
and Iowa, 103. Michigan and Pur-
due were not entered.
Carl Johnson of Illinois placedl
third, while Len Edelen of Min-1
nesota was fourth and Michigan
State's Gaylord Denslow fifth.
rmpic Cagers7
Ellenge to All
make a complete fool of Krou-
minch, since Russell will be able
to outjump the Russian easily,
blocking many shots, a habit of
his throughout his college career.
Another San Francisco player
has gained the position of the
Olympic team sparkplug. K. C.
Jones, an excellent ball handler
and fine jump shot expert, should
give the Russians plenty of trou-
ble with his ball stealing tactics.
An old friend of anyone who
follows Big Ten basketball is
Chuck Darling, of Iowa, leading
scorer and most valuable player
in the Conference back in 1952.
He stands 6'8" and should afford
the 6'11" Russell some valuable
help under the boards.
Another Iowa product on the
team is more recently famous in
Big Ten circles. Carl Cain, stand-
ing a mere 6 ft. 3 in., is one of the
quickest and smartest players that
has appeared in recent years.
These players are backed up by
many more famous cagers, and
coached by Gerald Tucker. He
has coached the Phillips 66 Oilers
for the past two seasons, and was
an All-American cager himself in
1947 when he led the Oklahoma
University team.

Matsko, Kolodziej Out in
Injured in the Purdue game and Iowa Hampered By Injuries
doubtful starters are first-string- But if certain men aren't ready
ers John Matsko, center, and Tony to go today even incentive may
Kolodziej, end. not be enough to beat the ram- FRANK ELLWOOD
The Spartans boast four wins paging Buckeyes. . .. leads OSU against Iowa
a single loss in Conference play Alex Karras, top Iowa tackle,
while the Gophers have three wins, has a deep charley horse and may TOP SQUADS TIE FOR
one loss and a tie. A loss for not play. Others on the doubtful
State would kill its chances for list are end Jim Gibbons, center
the title. Minnesota plays Wis- IDon Suchy and fullback John T en1s ee
ings with four losses and a tie Ohio, on the other hand, does
next Saturday. not have any such injury prob- By SI COLEMAN
A half dozen other players may lems. All season long their team
not be operating at their full po- has been amazingly free of 'the Moans of injuries can be heard
tential because of nagging minor strains, bruises, and breaks that from football teams all oversthe
iijuries. cripple other squads. country, but there are no such
Gophers On The Move Reles On Regulars sounds from the top two teams
The Buckeye team this year is n the nation, Tennessee and Ok-
A Minnesota win will not give apparently made of iron. Week in lahoma.
them the title since both Ohio i and week out Coach Woody Hayes The relatively good condition
State and Iowa boast better rec- has relied, almost exclusively, on of these two teams presents a pes-
ords, four wins and no losses and 17 men. simistic situation for Mississippi
four wins and one loss, respec- Senior guard -Jim Parker has and Missouri, the teams they face
tively. But it would move the been the center of the rugged today.
Gophers up from their present Buckeye line that has kept seven Tennessee, closing in on the'
fourth place. opponents to a meager average of Southeastern Conference crown
More important to Minnesota eight points a game. and a bid to either the Sugar or
than the title, however, is its Behind this line stand four Cotton Bowl, gained the number
hopes of a Rose Bowl trip. driving backs who just may be the one spot in this week's Associated
Rich Borstad, fullback, leading best quaratet in the Conference. Press poll after defeating Georgia
ground gainer in the Big Ten Don Clark, Galen Cisco and Jim Tech, 6-0.
last year, will be in the starting Roseboro lead the blistering Buck- But the Vols took possession
lineup for the first time in three eye ground attack that has ave- from Oklahoma by only two points.
weeks. He has been out with a raged over 300 yards a game. Both teams obviously will be out
pinched nerve in his hip. The Ohio field general is senior to make impressive showings to
quarterback Frank Ellwood. In improve their places in this duel.
seven games to date Ellwood has Ole Miss Tops In Defensive
o resentscored six touchdowns and passed Mississippi has the best defen-
f or four more. sive record in statistics of any
Iowa's top offensive threats this major college team, but with losses
year have been Ken Ploen and to Tulane and Arkansas, Ole Miss
o entsBill Happel. However, the Hawk- hardly looks strong enough to stop
eye attack can't compare in speed Johnny Majors & Co
or power with Ohio State's backs. Missouri hasn't won a game on
These stars should have no Iowa's big line will provide Ohio Oklahoma's Owen Field in 20 years
trouble in continuing the Ameri- State's giants with some tough and, even with the upset incentive
competition and the line play of Don Faurot's last game as coach
can winning streak in the 1956 should be as ferocious as any against the Sooners, the Missouri
Olympics. seen in college football. team that has lost four games and

PA' WILSON
...Gophers must stop him

R BOWL BIDS:
)klahoma Favored To Remain Unbeaten
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tied one hardly seems to have the
stuff. The battle against Okla-
homa's 37-game winning streak is
a last ditch pitch by Missouri for
the Orange Bowl.
Oklahoma's backfield, triggered
by dependable Jim Harris at quar-
terback, is one of the most menac-
ing in the nation. With Tommy
McDonald, Clendon Thomas or
Billy Pricer to call upon, Harris
has had little difficulty in some-
one to pick up that extra yard
this season.
Georgia Tech Meets 'Bama
Fourth-rated Georgia Tech, also
very much in therbowl picture,
meets Alabama, a two-game win-
ner this season which shouldn't
make much trouble.
Texas A&M, apparently heading
for its first Southwest Confer-
ence title since 1941, takes on
Rice. Denied a probation pardon
by the NCAA and thus ousted
from a bowl shot, A&M must win
today and beat Texas next week
to capture the title. But theCotton
Bowl host would be Southern Me-
thodist or Texas Christian, the
runnerup probables.
Texas Christian plays Texas

probably is at stake when Yale
meets Princeton in the 79th game
of football's oldest continuous ri-
valry.
A crowd of about 65,000 is ex-
pected to sit in on the struggle at
the Yale Bowl.
On the Pacific Coast, Rose Bowl
eligible Oregon State figures to
edge ahead of non-eligible UCLA
at Idaho's expense.
Syracuse, regarded the best In
the East, continues its search for
a Bowl invitation against Colgate.
Colgate is capable of surprising
and pulling what would be a ma-
jor upset. Pittsburgh meets Army
in another big one in the East.
In the Big Ten, there are two
games beside the three that will
help to decide the Conference's
Rose Bowl representative. They
are Wisconsin at Illinois and Pur-
due at Northwestern.
SPORTS
Night Editor
BRUCE BENNETT

JIMMY HARRIS
...directs Sooner attack
while Southern Methodist faces
Arkansas.
Clash For Ivy Crown
The title in the Ivy League

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