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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1957

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE TARES

Northwestern Also

Hurt Badly By Flu and Injuries

p t4 Comment
BY JIM BAAD

Today is a day for spirit and intestinal fortitude on the part of
Michigan's Wolverines. It will probably take a bit more than superior
raw talent to win this one.
One week ago the team was built up to a fever pitch of optimism.
The players and the coaches knew from the reports that they were
the underdogs but a11 felt deep in their hearts that the team from
East Lansing could be beaten.
The resulting avalanche of Michigan State power was a crushing
blow. It went far beyond the worst fears of all personnel directly
concerned. Not only didn't we win, we were thoroughly outplayed and
outclassed along with being more than slightly humiliated.
That day is now past but there is no doubt that the memories
hang in the air-they hung over the ,practice field during the week,
they're down at the clubhouse this morning, and will be out over the
Stadium this afternoon. Head Coach Bennie Oosterbaan knew last
Monday that his toughest job this week would be to direct the spirit
of his team away from the discouragement of defeat and toward the
goal ahead, this afternoon's clash with Northwestern. Also on the
week's agenda was a solid week of work to sharpen up the weak points
which glared in the State game.
It was a good, healthy schedule to accomplish, one which would
require little interference from extraneous detractions. Nothing has
seemed to work out, however, as the week has been filled with all kinds
of outside interruptions.
The flu, which has been ranging on the outside world, swept into
the inoculated world of football and at one point had 23 of
Oosterbaan's personnel either sitting out practices or working out at
lower than peak efficiency. The weather, also, has been adverse. A
chill in the air most of the week plus continuous rain on Wednesday
played havoc with the flu cases and seriously cut into the practice
schedule timewise.
From a physical standpoint, then, Michigan is going into the
Northwestern game far from its potential best. John Herrnstein won't
dress for the game. Performers like Stan Noskin, Brad Meyers, and
s Bob Ptacek are not at their peak because of the flu. The whole team
as a unit is slightly behind schedule because of the heavily interrupted
practice sessions.
Admittedly Northwestern is having its own troubles with the
bug and injuries. But they are the underdogs and will definitely be up
for this game. The Wildcats are looking for their first Big Ten win
and as the Conference adage goes-beat Michigan and you have had
a successful season.
The Wildcats' coach, Ara Parseghian, is a proven master at talk-
ing his team to the supreme effort. Last year he told his players they
were winners so convincingly that they turned in more wins than
they've had in years. This year opponents have been preparing a
little more carefully for the Wildcats, but Parseghian is still talking.
Therefore, it's probably going to take more than just physical
superiority for Michigan to play a top-notch ball game. There will
r definitely have to be a large portion of that intangible called spirit
and the more tangible intestinal fortitude present if the Wolverines
are going to bounce back from last week's disappointment and show
some of the power that, on paper, is there. There will have to be some
added drive in the line, some up-to-par blacking from the backs, and
some individuals will have to have a good day if Michigan is going
to start down the winning road.
Last year Michigan was faced with a similar situation after the
loss to State, 9-0. After this loss the mumblings were loud and many
that the Wolverines were "highly overrated" and "not realizing their
potential." Next on the schedule was Army. Michigan rose to the
occasion and dumped the Cadets, 48-14, and went on to compile a
Conference record of 5-2 to remain in the thick of the Rose Bowl
contention right up to the final day.
Again Michigan is at the crossroads. Here is a hope that the
winning spirit of past years is deeply instilled today.

Passing Attu
In This Yeaj
(Continued from Page 1)
last year will be _t his regular
position at left guard, but at right
guard Parseghian has had to call
on third stringer John Lake.
Regular center Frank Bennett
returns to the line-up after an
injury session.
Parseghian has more troubles
in his backfield. Quarterback
John Talley, with 21 completions
in 39 passes for 170 yards, will be
in for limited action as will Chip

Five B Ten
Teams Risk
First Loss
By The Associated Press
Five unbeaten Big Ten teams
risk their perfect record today; one
of the five must stumble.
Iowa and Wisconsin meet each
other at Iowa City, and they both
have perfect records. A deadlock is
a possibility in the important Iowa
City contest, but the defending
champion Hawkeyes are a one-
touchdown favorite over the sur-
prising Badgers, who also won
their only league start to date.
Each risks a perfect 3-0record.
Michigan State, 2-0, the nation's
No. 1 team in the Associated Press
poll, and Ohio State, 1-0, are ex-
pected to brush aside two winless
invaders, Purdue, 0-2, and Indiana,
0-2, respectively.
The fifth undefeated conference
entry, Minnesota, 2-0, is a two-
touchdown favorite, but wary of
an upset, against Illinois, 0-1, in
an Illini Homecoming game which
will be televised nationally.
Wisconsin is the biggest surprise
of the still-young season. The Bad-
gers were written off in pre-cam-
paign ratings as a rebuilding, un-
seasoned club destined to land
deep in the second division.
But coach Milt Bruhn has de-
veloped a quick striking, poised
team with exceptionally fine ball
carriers. Quarterback Sid Williams
and halfback Danny Lewis, the
club's only real veteran ballcarrier,
have been outstanding. In Wiscon-
sin's 23-14 triumph over Purdue
last Saturday, Lewis averaged 16.8
yards per carry in rolling up 134
yards. Williams romped 85 yards
for a 9.2 average against the
Boilermakers.

rck Featured
r s Offense
Holcomb, the Wildcat's other top-
flight signal caller. Third string-
er Bert Fredrick will get the call.
At the other backfield positions,
things are rosier. Fans here will
remember diminutive Bob Mc-
Keiver, who last year ran around
the stadium as if he owned it. He
returns to the lineup to reassert
his rights against the Wolverines
after recovering from a chest in-
jury suffered early this season.
At the other haelfback will be
Willie Fowler, Big Ten Sprint
Champion who runs the 100 yd.
dash in :09.7. Ed Quinn will be
at his regular fullback slot.
Stand In Also Threat
Another threat in the Wildcat
backfield is Ron Burton, McKeiv-
er's stand-in. He is currently the
team's leading ground gainer
with 167 yards in 22 carries for a
7.5 average.
Up to now Parseghian's Split-T
unit has been concentrating heav-
ily on their air attack. Last year
Northwestern completed 33 passes
all year. This season they've com-
pleted 34 with their two top quar-
terbacks limited in use.
The Wildcats have been on the
losing end of all their games this
year, but with both teams
whittled down by injuries and
sickness they cannot be consid-
ered a weak opponent.
N. Car. State
Miami .battle
o oDeadlock
By The Associated Press
MIAMI, Fla. -Unbeaten North
Carolina State and Miami wound
up in a scoreless deadlock last
night after a dull defensive foot-
ball battle that kept 40,783 fans
slumped in bored silence all the
way.
The tie interrupted a four-game
winning streak by North Carolina
State, the nation's 12th ranking
foobtall team. Miami had lost two
of its previous games.
* * *
West Virginia Wins
WASHINGTON--West Virginia
sprung a fleet of fast, crashing
backs on George Washington last
night and powered its way to a
34-14 victory over the Colonials in
chilly Griffith Stadium.
OTHER GAMES
Mississippi 50, Tulane 0

JIM BYERS
... starting fullback

Phi Delts Whip
ATO, 27-6
In I-M Play
Phi Delta Theta walked all over
Alpha Tau Omega, 27-6, in an I-M
fraternity "A" football game at
Ferry Field today.
In an Independent League tilt,
Seldom Seen Kids walloped a four-
man Wesleyan squad, 40-0. Jim
Clark and Bruce Fox scored for
the victors,
The Evans Scholars just nipped
Sama, 7-6 to maintain their per-
fect record. Dick Gates scored the
touchdown for the winners.
The Double A's eked out a vic-
tory over AFROTC, 13-12, behind
the passing arm of Werner Weit-
zel, who tossed two touchdown
passes to Tom Wight, and Dick
Lyons, respectively.
Other scores were Bacteriology
8, Chemistry 0; Newman over Soci-
ology, forfeit; Commuters 6, Geog-
raphy 0; Actuaries 1, Pill Pushers
0; Mickey Mouse 6, Ghosts 0; and
Owens Co-op. 19, Hawaiians 6.

Today's Lineups
Northwestern Michigan
Peart R E Johnson
Napolski R T Davies
Lake R G Nyren
Bennett C Snider
Viola L G Faul
Arena I. T Orwig
WVilliamson L E Prahst
Fredrick Q B Van Pelt
McKeiver L H Pace
Fowler R H Shatusky
Quinn F B Byers
Twro Maj.M/ or
Tites Up
For Grabs
By The Associated Press
Two of college football's most
coveted honors could be decided
today on gridirons 3,000 miles
apart.
Pittsburgh plays Army, in a
game that will decide who will win
the Lambert Trophy, symbol of the
eastern championship. The big
mobile Pitt team has regained its
rating as one of the East's best by
defeating Oregon, Southern Cali-
fornia, and Nebraska after an
opening-day loss to Oklahoma.
Army, jolted by Notre Dame last
weekend, will be up for this game,
after throwing away its last. The
winnerbof the game will be in a
favorable position in the Lambert
Trophy balloting for the rest of
the season.
Washington State puts in its bid
for the Rose Bowl invitation,
against Oregon. This is notable
since Washington State is a virtual
outsider in the conference race.
However, unbeaten Oregon State,
who is favored to repeat its cham-
pionship is ineligible to go to the
post-season affair, because it went
last year.
A combination of NCAA and
Conference penalties have elimi-
nated three of the stronger teams,
therefore a win today would just
about clinch a Rose Bowl invita-
tion for Washington State.

By SI COLEMAN
When Michigan trots onto the
field today, it will be, as in. the
past, heavy favorites to defeat the
Wildcats of Northwestern.
This was also true in four past
games, but in those the Wildcats
surprised.
In 1917 the Wolverines returned
to the conference after a nine-
year lapse with a game against
Northwestern.
The Wolverines were, then as
now, heavy favorites.
Quick Score
But a few minutes after the
opening kickoff Marsh Underhill
passed twenty-five yards "to Les
Arries for the firt of three quick
Wildcat scores. Swept off their
feet the Wolverines came back to
score two late TD's but it was not
enough. The final score was 21-12
-the Purple's first triumph over
Michigan since 1892.
Two meetings brought two wins
for the Wolverines between 1917
and 1924. But 1925 was another
story.
Rain pelted Chicagomfor six
days prior to the game. With
Fielding H. Yost at the helm,
Michigan had not been scored
upon in their first five games that
season.
Overwhelming favorites they
had an explosive passing com-
bination, Bennie Friedman to
Bennie Oosterbaan.
Short on Talent
Northwestern was short on tal-
ent. Its two stars, end Waldo
Fisher and halfback 'Moon' Bak-
er were injured.
Grant Park stadium was a sea
of mud. A steady driving rain

poured relentlessly and both
teams found it impossible to car-
ry on any semblance of football.
The echoes of the opening
whistle had hardly died out when
fullback Leland Lewis booted the
ball squarely between the up-
rights from Michigan's 15-yd.
line for enough points to beat
Michigan 3-2.
String Smashed
In 1938 Michigan had another
great season. Before the North-
western game Michigan had won
five games and dropped one, a
7-6 decision to Minnesota.
It Was the year of Harmon and-
Evashevski. The winner of the
game would become the odds-on
favorite to capture the mythical
Big Ten Title.
The two teams met under over-
cast skies before 66,700 fans. Aft-
er four quarters of intense fot-
ball, the scoreboard read 0-0, a
heartbreaking story for both
sides.
In 1949 Michigan once again
ruled a favorite to beat the Wild-
cats. Names like Ortmann, Ten-
inga and Kempthorne dotted the
Wolverine line-up.
A combination of Oosterbaan
and Fritz Crisler teams had won
15 consecutive contests against
Big Ten opponents over a three-
year period. Northwestern had
tied Michigan, 14-14 three years
earlier in 1946.
The Wolverines ran into a spir-
ited Wildcat squad in Dyche Sta-
dium. When the roar from the
game died out, the results showed
Northwestern scoring a stunning
upset over the defending champs
of the Big Ten, 21-20.

UPSETS MARK SERIES:
Michigan Picked To Win

--4

Men in the know
know true from false

-6' owN
9

College students usually
settle down in their old
neighborhoods after graduation.
ETRUE ;3PALSE
False. Statistically, there's only a 50-
50 chance that you will return to your
home area. If you left your homg
State to go to school, the odds are 2
out of 3 that you will settle down in a
different State after you get your
degree.

t .
. *...
^'' .s4" .'i'

Students who engage in many
campus activities tend to earn
more money in later years.
?_ TRUE E PALSE
False. A recent survey of college grads
showed that the BMOC's do not earn
more than students who avoid campus
activities. Thus, campus activities
should be considered as their own
broadening reward, not as stepping
stones to wealth.

olt Capu@ 1wa
(By the Author of "Rally Round the Flag, BoysW" etc.)
CLOTHES MAKE THE BMOC
Last week we passed along some fashion hints for
eoeds. Today we will do the same for college men.
The most important thing to remember, gentlemen,
is to dress with verve, with dash, with inventiveness.
Don't be imprisoned by the traditional conservatism
of men's clothing. Brighten up your appearance with
a single earring, or a cavalry saber, or a gold derby.
4\
6iur~IA6J'1 c az1s
However, guard against gaudiness. If, for instance,
you are wearing a gold derby, do not also wear a cavalry
saber. This is too much. Wear a dagger instead, or, for
formal occasions, a bowie knife.
Let us turn now to a persistent rumor that a gar-
ment called the "suit" is on the verge of making a
comeback. Some of you older students may remember
this "suit." It was an ensemble consisting of a jacket
and trousers, both of which-this'll kill you-both of
which were made out of the same material!
The last "suit" ever seen on an American campus
was in 1941-and I ought to know because I was
wearing it. I was an undergraduate then, and in love
-hopelessly in love with a beauteous statistics major
named Harry Sigafoos. (She is one of the two girls I
have ever known named Harry. The other one is her
sister.)
I loved Harry madly, though her expensive tastes
were the ruin of me. Bit by bit I sold off my belong-
ings to pursue this costly courtship-first my books,
then my clothes, until finally I was left with nothing
to wear but a "suit". One night I came calling for her
in this garment and she, of course, slashed me across
the face with a riding crop and sent me from her door.
I slunk home and lit a Marlboro and sat down to
think. I always light a Marlboro when I sit down to
think, for their good mild flavor is a great aid to cere-
bration. I always light a Marlboro when I don't sit
down to think, too, because Marlboro is my favorite
cigarette, and I know it will be yours, too, once you
make the acquaintance of that filter, that flavor, that
fliptop box. As the man says, you get a lot to like with
a Marlboro.
Well, sirs, smoking and thinking thus, my eye hap-
pened to fall on an ad in a campus newspaper which
said: "WIN A COMPLETE WARDROBE! Touhy's
Toggery, the campus's leading men's store, announces
a contest to pick the best-dressed man on campus. The
winner will receive absolutely free a complete new
wardrobe!"
Struck by a sudden inspiration, I took pen in hand
and wrote a letter to Mr. Touhy of Touhy's Toggery:
"Sir-I see by the paper that you are giving a com-
plete new wardrobe to the best-dressed man on cam-
pus. What a ridiculous idea!
"Obviously, to be the best-dressed man on campus,
you must first have a lot of clothes, and if you have a
lot of clothes, what do you need with another wardrobe?
"Touhy's Toggery should give a new wardrobe to
the worst-dressed man on campus. Me, for instance.

The vital part of Jockey
underwear lasts longer than
the rest of the garment.
+ TRUE F PALSE
True. The waistband is usually the
weak point of most underwear, but
Jockey developed a special, long-
wearing, heat-resistant elastic (with
U.S. Rubber and the American In-
stitute of Laundering) that actually
outwears the garment itself.

f

"In a big company, a young man
can get to tackle big jobs"

"The thing that has impressed me most in my two
years at General Electric," says 28-year-old Yusuf A.
Yoler, manager of Aerodynamics Laboratory Inves-
tigations, "is the challenging opportunity open to
young people here. My field is guided-missile research
- the nation's top-priority defense job. Because of
the scope of the company's research and development

gramed by the U. S. government. Yoler, who is play-
ing an important role in this work, directed the design
and development of the world's largest hypersonic
shock tunnel - a device which will "test-fly" missile
nose cones at speeds over 15,000 mph.
Progress in research and development - as well as
in every other field of endeavor-depends on how well
1T 11Y1 M~lr n YU4A T T A A IAYf A ' [v 4't IYAY-AY A--

Men on the go
go f or JOC underwear
mad* only by ""

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