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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

OPERATION PIGSKIN

0- DA . a. ILLINOIS

By DICK KRAUS
THERE'S A NEW SOMETHING in the air at Champaign these days and
all the loyal Mhini are sniffing it with great appreciation. It's the smell,
of a Conference football title, something long missing from the Champaign
ozone.
Buddy Young's back and Army can have Glenn Davis. Flashy Bud-
dy leads a host of returning Illini veterans back to Coach Ray Eliot's
fold. With him are such proven backs as Paul Patterson and Julie Ry-
kovich, such standout linemen as All-American Alex Agase, John Genis
and Mike Kasap. Add these to the collection of football talent that
injuries kept out of the title picture last fall and you get an idea of
Illini's potentialities.,
Eliot has veteran material at least two deep for every spot except
center, and the one man available there is enough for any coach. He is
Captain Mac Wenskunas, a substitute at the outset of last season, an All-
Conference center at the end of the campaign.
THERE WON'T BE a finer trio of guards in the land than Agase, Ralph
Serpico and Bob Lunn, last year's regulars. Lunn played one of the
flnest games of his career that afternoon last fall he spent in Michigan's
backfield.
At the tackles, two pre-war regulars, Mike Kasap and John Genis are
going to have plenty of trouble ousting 280-pound Les Bingamon, and Lou
Agase, '45 starters.
Joe Buscemi, and Frank Bauman are out of service and in the
midst of a scramble for their old end jobs. Ray Ciszek and Bill Heiss,
back from last year, and Fred Green the stratospheric basketball player,
are also strong candidates for duty on the Illini flanks.
The only weakness, if it is a weakness, appears to be at the fullback.
post. Eliot hasn't had a real powerhouse operator since he took over from
Bob Zuppke, but he has such a plethora of outstanding breakaway runners
that even a mediocre driving back should be a cinch to pick up yardage down
the center. To stop Young, Patterson, Rykovich, and even Tom Zaborac,
and Jack Pierce, the sprinter, opposing ends will be forced to play wide,
and quick thrusts into the line should be effective.

OUTSTANDING FULLBACK candidates seem to be Rudy Krall and Ray
Florek. Both are famous prep performers. Krall rates with Harmon,
Kuzma, and Taliaferro in Gary high school football annals. Florek was a
tailback at Chicago's Fenger high school, and he was one of the best. Always
a hard driving back, he's put on enough weight to make him a good bet to
solve Eliot's fullback problem.
Chick Maggioli, an ex-Notre Dame fullback is listed on the Illinois
roster as a halfback, but he could easily be converted should Krall and
Florek fail. The same holds true-of Dwight Eddelman, the all-sport ace.
"Dike" won All-State" laurels as a high school fullback at Centralia.
Eliot doesn't have any other worries about his personnel. His able
'45 signal caller and punter, Bill Butkovich, should handle the quarter-
back spot again. Clyde Perkins and Don Fortunato, last season's second
and third string quarterbacks are also available for '46 action.
Even without devastating Buddy Young, Illinois would be a serious
title threat, but add him and Paul Patterson, a blocker fast enough to keep
up with "the fastest thing on cleats," you get some idea as to the reason
for the smell of "Big Ten Title" which saturates the Champaign atmosphere.

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irates Prepare Tigers Tak
To Hold First
Union Election Creep Up
ByEThe Associated Press
Murphy Organization METRITf Aug. 17-Pounding Bob
Muncref fr 10hits in the first five
Faces Crucial Trial innings, the Detroit Tigers captured
a free-hitting contest from the St.
By The Associated Press Louis Browns, 7 to 3, today, sending
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 17-The Pitts- the seventh place Brownies to their
burgh Pirates-low in the National fifth straight defeat.
League pennant race but high in the Al Benton, who pitced eight inn-
news standings in a tumultuous sea- ings and allowed all of St. Louis' 11
son-will make baseball history here hits, was the winning pitcher as De-
Tuesday as principals in the game's troit moved within a single game of
first collective bargaining election. second place in the American League.
This epochal effort to 'have base- Hank Greenberg's 25th home run
bal chattels unionized results from was the only extra-base blow in the
the single-handed efforts of Robert 14 hits the Tigers collected off three
Murphy, one-time Harvard law stu-
dentofBso.Apit
e' the t father, the motivating Jeffries Appoints Three
spirit and "the voice" of the Amei To Bid for '52 Olympics
can Baseball Guild which seeks re-
cognition as the players' bargaining DETROIT, Aug., 17 - W) - A
agent. The election was ordered by three-man committee of Detroit
the Pennsylvania Labor Relations sports enthusiasts has been ap-
Board Aug. 7 after the National pointed by Mayor Edward J. Jef-
Labor Relations Board dismissed fries, Jr., to present the Motor
Murphy's petition last June because City's bid for the 1952 Olympic
of reluctance to raise the question Games to an international com-
of jurisdiction "at this time." mittee which meets late this
Murphy visited Chicago today to month in Lausanne, Switzerland.
make an apparent last ditch fight for The Detroit delegation, consist-
survival of his projectedhorganiza- ing of Fred Mathaei, J. Lee Bar-
tion. rett and Jack Tompkins, will leave
New York by plane Aug. 24 to meet
with representatives of 50 nations
Cinderella rLausanne.
Loses to Suggs
CLEVELAND, Aug. 17-UP)-Ano- WA
ther golfing great from that golfing
state--Georgia-carried on an illus-.
trious tradition, today when 22-year-
'old Louise Suggs marked up her se-
venth major tournament triumph of
the season by annexing the 46th
annual Women's Western Amateur
Championship at the Country Club.
Displaying startling consistency,
the little brunette swinger from Lith-
ia Springs turned back the challenge
of 19-year-old Mary McMillin, who
had rocketed into the finals with a
pair of startling upset wins over de-
fending champion Phyllis Otto and
Mrs. Mildred (Babe Didrikson) Za-
harias.
A combination of over-powering
golf and cracking nerves was too
muchfor the little GreensBayWis.,
stenographer as Miss Suggs breezed
through to an 11 and 10 triumph.
W Suits, Flying
vor for '46
42, is expected to try for the former refre i
berth here.
* * *
The right side of Michigan's line
this fall will have a real pre-war
flavor, for Elmer Madar and Bill
Pritula, right end and right tackle
respectively on the 1942 forward
wall, are listed as number one can-
didates for their old positions. Both
were members of the famed "Seven
Oak Posts" who played practically
the entire season without injury or
relief.
Michigan's reputation for fullbacks
like Bob Westfall and Bill Daley, who
pulverized enemy lines in 1940-41
and 1943, may be enhanced this fall
if candidates invited back all report
for practice August 26.
Six line crashers are listed as pro-
bable varsity material. Football fans
have undoubtedly heard mention of
such bits of grid-iron power as Bob
Wiese, Dan Dworsky, and Jack Wei- -E

senburger.
Wiese was one of the country's
best fullbacks in 1944, scoring 42
points, gaining a net of 4.53 yards
per plunge, averaging 41 yards per
punt. Dworsky and Weisenburger are
two of'Michigan's 1945 youngsters.
The former averaged over four yards
per try last year against such teams
as Army, Navy, and Ohio State. Wei-
senburger picked up a 4.12 average.
Three other excellent prospects
for the plunging position are Don
Boor, a 1942 veteran, Alan Traugott,
and Mike Yedinak
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BOSTON, Aug. 17--Boston's lea-
gue-leading Red Sox continued their
march toward the American League
pennant today by beating the second
place New York Yankees, 7-4. The
clubs are now separated by 14 games.
The victory was the 21st, and ninth
in a row, for Delta Dave Ferris, who
had the New Yorkers well under con-
trol until the ninth when they rallied
for three runs.
Reds Blast Dodgers, 8-3
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 17-'The Cincin-
nti Reds lashed out five runs in the
first inning tonight and stayed ahead
to down the St. Louis Cardinals 8
to 3 and push the second place Red-
birds two and one half games behind
the rained out Brooklyn Dodgers.
* * *
Chisox Nip Feller, 4-1
CLEVELAND, Aug. 17-Capital-
izing on three errors, the Chicago
White Sox exploded four runs in the
eighth inning to defeat the Clev'eland
Indians and Bob Feller 4 to 1 tonight
before a crowd of 30,519.

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WAUKESHA, Wis., Aug. 17-(P)-
VTince Banonis, former University of
Y a keesDetroit center, who signed a contract,
with the Cleveland Browns of the
All - American Football Conference
this year, has returned to the Chicago
St. Louis pitchers. Walter (Hoot) Cardinals of the rival National Foot-
Evers, with three hits, and short- ball League, with whom he played in
stop Eddie Lake, with two, each 1942, a spokesman for the Cards said
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Michigan's 1946 football team will
spruce up a bit sartorially this fall.
The Wolverines' traditional blue
jersies will carry an added touch of
color with maize shoulders. The new
uniforms will be worn only against
opponents who wear blue or black
jersies similar to Michigan's regular
game garb.
Thus, Head Coach "Fritz" Crisler
hopes to avoid confusion among
players and add to the spectators'
enjoyment of the game. For other
games Michigan will continue to wear
its standard blue jersey with the
maize numbers in keeping with Wol-
verine tradition.
* * *
Michigan may have a "flying
Major League
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McCoy, Wolverine intelligence
chief, go through.
McCoy, ex-Navy athletie officer,
is completing flying tests for his
pilot's license and plans to fly to
scouting assignments where possi-
ble this season.
* * *
Whether the second 100 victories
are harder to score than the first will
be a problems that "Fritz" Crisler will
start worrying over this fall.
When Michigan defeated 'Ohio
State in the season finale here last
season it marked Crisler's 100th vic-
tory in 16 years of major college
coaching competition at Minnesota,
Princton, and Michigan. During that
period his teams lost 30 games and
tied seven.
It's a foregone conclusion that the
101st triumph will be a tough one to-
negotiate, since Michigan meets In-
diana's Western Conference champ-
ions September 28 in their opener.
The Wolverine 1946 football squad
will feature a double "brother act."
Two, and possibly three, Freihofer
brothers from Indianapolis will be
seeking guard berths. Walter, 1941
letterman, Cecil, letter winner in
1944-45, and Charles, a freshman,
'make up the trio..
The Whites, Paul and J.T., form
the other brother-combine. Paul was
1943 captain and right half and he
may be taking direct center passes
from kinsman J.T. this year. J.T.,
center and end at Ohio State in 1941-
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YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Pittsburgh 1, Chicago 2
Boston at New York, postponed
Philadelphia at Brooklyn, post-
poned
Cincinnati 8, St. Louis 3
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YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
New York 4. Boston 7
Washington 12-3, Philadelplida
St. Louis 3, Detroit 7
Chicago 4, Cleveland 1

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