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Wednesday, October 21, 1959
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LIFT FOR LINE DEiKOIT FKEE FKESS Wednesday. Oct. 21. '59 XI Lou Creekmui e joins IT O Lions 5 ; - ?.'s! ' . U . 4 ail? - : ' j K LitifcBfc3eiSlAj: A mini imjf m i win iMi nMMiiivir-ii'rriiin-ffl-in-n"jiiiM'iiriy i ' ' 1 1 tirnna-iMWiir A ff-" i in mm 'iMiiUiMn Free Press Photo by LES POOSCH Men -and dogs searched Tuesday for pheasant, Michigan's gaudiest game bird. Some hunters found him. Bump, U-I D Bump? JL o a Wolverine Win Saturday-Max Cost Warmath Job BALL ROLLING Detroit Bids for NFL 'HalV H irds .ard Play to Get BY HAL MIDDLESWOETH Free Press Staff Writer ANN ARBOR Bump Elliott's first meeting with Murray Warmath as1 a head coach in the fabled Michigan-Minnesota football series might be the last. Warmath, unable to restore available for the shrine Hunters DoivnSo Are Bags in Pheasant Opener BY JACK VAX COEVEKIXO Free Press Wildlife Writer IMLAY CITY A smaller-than-usual army of hunters toured the fields Tuesday to open Michigan's 1959 pheasant BACK OF THE WEEK nationally in the Associated Press ratings is Michigan State's Dean Look. He set up one touchdown with a 41 -yard run and passed 52 yards for enother in, the Spartans' 19-0 victory over Notre Dame. Lakers Test Pistons in 2 Exhibitions The Pistons' regular season the Gophers' once-golden glint after more than five years of effort, is under heavy fire at Minneapolis where the Little Brown Jug rivalry will be resumed Saturday. A loss to underdog Michigan, which has dominated the series since 1942, could help grease the skids for Warmath at the end of the season. ALTHOUGH Minnesota is favored by a touchdown, there is little to choose between the two ancient rivals this year. Both have fallen from their days of glory. Their 1959 records are identical, one victory in four starts, and they are battling each other to stay out of the Big Ten cellar. Detroit has put in the first bid to become the home of a hall of fame for professional , football. It's the brainchild of Edwin J. Anderson, president of the Detroit Lions, who got Mayor Miriani to carry the ball. The Ma3'or has informed Austin Gunsel, new commissioner of the National Football League. tViaf fnlir. Mall tirrvulH Va m a Ha i SeaSOn. They found the air crisp and tne sKies sunny, cut tne birds were spotty. In some areas there were more pheasants MIRIAXI also has appoint-, than last year but in most places, far fewer. eu luiimuiwe lu me oan i wiH, xrprran Hapdicke. con servation supervisor in Imlay City, I made a check in Lapeer and St. Clair counties. We found some areas fully a mile square without a single hunter. The next square mile often had as many as 30 or 35 hunters. rolling. The 12-member group is headed by Semon Knudsen, vice president of General Motors Corp. and genera-1 manager of the Pontiac Motor Division. The Maypr said in a letter to Gunsel that the $54,000,000 Cobo Hall would provide an ideal setting for a hall of fame. The Mayor drew attention to Detroit's reputation as a sports center. " , "Detroit has a background of 26 yea?rs in the National Football League," he said. "Detroit won its first world's championship in its second year. Detroit's football team has been the most Michigan's only success was talked about team in the league. non-conference decision over Oregon State. The Wolverines have lost their only two Big Ten engagements. Minnesota, stunned by Ne braska, came back to whip Indiana before losing close ones to Northwestern and Illinois, the conference leaders. IT HAS BEEN suggested that Michigan's best chances for a Big Ten victory this year would be against either Minnesota- this week or Indiana two weeks hence. Elliott isn't bold enough to "THE LIONS have won three world's championships and four divisional championships during this period." He didn't mention the 1958-59 seasons. Anderson said Detroit's proposal will be submitted to the officers of each NFL team and be acted upon at the League's annual meeting Jan. 26 in Miami. is already under way, but the venture such a prediction, how- tro caeers will play two more i ever. exhibition games in the Detroit suburban area Wednesday and Thursday nights. They will take on the Minneapolis Lakers at Pontiac Northern High School at 8 p.m. Wednesday and meet the same team at Grosse Pointe High Thursday night. Coach Red Rocha said he would use the two remaining exhibitions to give rookie Gary Alcorn additional experience at center, where he is replacing Walter Dukes, who staged a salary holdout and was suspended. "On paper, that's the way it would have to be," he said Tuesday. "But it's hard to tell. Minnesota has to be the favorite this week, at least." Elliott, in his first year as head coach at the age of 34, has never seen a Michigan team lose to Minnesota. He'd like to count on that for his first Big Ten coaching victory Saturday. In his two seasons as a Wolverine halfback, the 162-pound Ail-American was a key figure in 1946-47 victories over Turn to Page 38, Column 1 NO PITT-Y Coach Told To Hike It PITTSBURGH tfl Football coach Johnny Michelosen of the University of Pittsburgh has been hanged in effigy, the school newspaper disclosed Tuesday. The Pitt News said a stuffed dummy was found hanging from a tree near the Student Union. Attached was a sign that said: "Mike, take a hike." Michelosen's Panthers were upset, 23-15, Saturday by West Virginia. WILLIAM AVERY of Livonia said he found shooting as good as in 1958. "I saw more birds than I expected," he said. "The pheasants were in heavy cover and if we had a good retriever, we easily would have taken our limit." John Habowski of Royal Oak and Sid Randall of Ferndale saw far fewer birds than a year ago but added "we had a good hunt just the same." Herman Boritzley, patrolman in Detroit's Precinct 16, and his party of eight hunters had three pheasants one hour after the 10 a.m. opening. "Last year we had half our limit by this time," he said. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spencer of Birmingham said they saw only half as many birds as last year. Robert ' Fowler and O. J. Richardson, both of Birmingham, agreed. But each had a bird by noon after flushing 15 hens and nine cocks. MUREL COHOON of Pontiac, who hunted this area the last 10 years, saw just as many pheasants as last year. But Thomas Strangway of St. Clair Shores and his party of eight saw only three cock birds, all in corn. Lasf year tha same men killed eight birds by noon. Robert Fetterly of Oxford counted as many birds as in 1958. "They were at the edge Turn o Page 39, Column 5 : U1 "That's right. Fill 'er up with anti-freeze an' put on some snow tires:"' . BY GEORGE TUSCAS Iron man Lou Creekmur, a symbol out of the past, returned to the Detroit Lions Tuesday. t In a desperate move to salvage something of the 1959 season, coach George Wilson persuaded the huge offensive tackle to 1 come out of retirement and play the remaining eight games for the Lions. Trim and eager, Creekmur will make his "debut" when the Lions meet the hot Los Angeles Rams on the coast Sunday. QUARTERBACK Tobin Rote also will play, although under some handicap. X rays of Rote's bruised left hand revealed Tuesday that he has suffered a hair-line fracture above the thumb. Rote's hand will be placed in a removable cast to keep him active. Creekmur, a hulking 6-foot-4, 2 impounder who earned and shared all the Lions' glories in their championship years, returns now as a modern Horatio, called on to stem the charge of enemy linemen. He will be installed at his old left-tackle spot and will be wearing his familiar No. 76. He gave them up at the end of the 1958 season, having played on three world championship Lion teams and in a record 168 straight games. A REALIGNMENT of the Lions' offensive line will shift John Gordy from left tackle to right guard, where rookies Bob Grottkau and Mike Rabold have tried to make the Detroit attack move. Grottkau and Rabold could do nothing to slow the San Francisco 49ers' hard-charging Leo Nomellini in last Sunday's 34-13 Lion defeat. It was this failure which caused Wilson to appeal to Creekmur. Creekmur is the Detroit manager for the Saginaw Transfer Co., heading a staff of about 100 men. It was this position which brought his retirement after nine years with the Lions, seven as an All-Pro lineman. HE WAS IN the audience, a man who innocently came to lunch, at thef Lions' Fan Club meeting Monday. "When I saw him sitting there," Wilson said, "I went over and told him. J 4 j I ' 1 MEMENTOES of betier days are the ring and watch worn Yy the returning Lou Creekmur. They were eiven to lion championship teams in 19.)2-53-37. 'We sure could have used you a: the 49ers.' ;.iinst "Then I sat down and the thought hit me. 'Why not'?" Later Wilson phoned Creekmur, tried to convince him and William Brown, president of Saginaw Transfer Co., that the Lions were in desperate need of help. "When we walked into the Lions' office Tuesday," said Brown, "it was to tell Wilson 'No.' But after an hour with him, Lou and I yielded. This Wilson is quite a salesman." Creekmur will continue in his job with the transport firm. He will join the Lions in practice Tuesday morning at Briggs Stadium. "I know it will be tough at first," Creekmur said. "But it will be just like those first scrimmages in camp. You're sore as a boil the next day." CREEKMUR SAID he has watched the Lions (who have lost tour straight) and believed that a coufle of hours spent with line coach AUo Forte would Turn to Tage 37, Column 2 HUDSON AS OF TODAY By Lyall Smith ' : I V:j What George Is Up To WHEN A FELLOW PROTESTS too much, he usually has something up his sleeve besides his arm. Especially when the protester is that arm-waving man of many unpredictable words, George Preston MarshalL Good old George has been ranting, raving and just plain hollering for days now ever since it was revealed here that the National Football League is going to branch out next year by moving deep into thei heart of Texas. But Marshall hit an oratorical pe.ik this week when George Halas, his longtime Chicago protagonist, repeated the same .news. "I'll fight it," stormed Marshall. "Such a move into Texas is greedy, piggish and selfish." And what did George mean by that? "Look what it' would do to collegiate football in those areas," he expostulated. "It would be impractical and injurious to college ball at SMU, Texas Christian, Rice, Houston University and possibly Texas A&M . . ." His deep concern about the "greedy, piggish and selfish" attitude of his pro colleagues sounds pretty good. But it doesn't carry the same kind of order. MARSHALL, NEVER OBJECTED that way before when pro franchises were moved into cities in the heart of fertile collegiate football territory. Nor has he shown any concern about the plight of colleges in his own city of Washington, D.C. It takes absolutely no great research or analytical thinking to be able to state that George is on the oratorical warpath for only one reason. He knows the expansion will be made. But by strenuously objecting to it now, he is hopeful of coming out like a rose when he finally capitulates. For years Marshall has been objecting to the way the NFL has divided itself in its Eastern and Western sectors. He ha3 felt that the West has been skimming off most of the cream. Pro interest in Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Baltimore, and Chicago (Bears) has meant terrific gates. Marshall, in the Eastern Division, has been able to stick only an occasional finger into such lucious pie. A Lesson in Pro Grid Geography HE THINKS THAT a realignment between East and West should" be made. For one thing he would like to have the small-drawing Chicago Cardinals taken from the Eastern Division and put in the Western class. And whom would he like in return? The Baltimore Turn to Page 37, Column 1 STORE FOR rVlEElN! 1 v :aaa,-eH ID) x : J f V 1 1 Hudson' s own NEW DIRECTIONS sport coats point the way to so much fashion news you'll be amazed they're priced so low! New directions in patterns, woolens, styling! Distinctive muted tones! Unusual ewel button treatments! Handsome linings! Three button ease So much news and the price is the best news of a!! ! 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