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Ktpke Called
Great Aid To
Missouri Squad,
Harry Kipke, '24, at present assistC
ant head football coach at the Univer-
sity of Missouri, graduated from Mich-
igan last spring after having com-
piled the greatest athletic record ov
any man ever entered at Michigan.
He won nine "M's" during, the three
years he competed for the Maize and
Blue, earning letters in football, Was-
ketball, and baseball in each of his
years of competition. He made Wal-
ter Camp's All American football team
in 1922, and was captain of the grid
team last year. He was the best punt.
er in the West, and his ability at run-
ning with the ball equalled his kick-
He was a guard in basketball, in
which sport he made the All-Confer-.

Brilliant Columbia Backfield Star Leads Team For Third Year
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for the squads has been a lack of fon-
fidence in themselves. If there was
1heCauldronsome way for the majority of all siu-
dents to test themselves in the var-
Biy W. H. ions sports, Michigan's squads might
have been trebled in every branch or
Michigan's athletic teams have al- Intramural athletics have afford-
ways felt a need for reserve material.
In almost every branch of sport Wol- ed the average student. his only oP
Berine teams have been menaced by i portunity to en.gage in sports. They
a lack of substitutes to take the have accomplished the purpose for'
places of regularplayers who have which they were intended, namely to
been inapacs gae sn ho ay get a maximum number of men stu-
been incapacitate in some way. -dents to ogage in athletic competi-
It was this lack which gave Michi- tion. Michigan leads all other col-
gan her poorest football team in 1919. leges in the number of participants
When Harold Rye was injured in the I in intramural sports. Last year
first game of the Conference season 7,500 different individuals took part
with Ohio there was no one on the Basketball attracted the largest
squad who could fill his shoes and number. More than 1,000 men play
Michigan's ends werethe most preg- ed the cort game during the winter
nablehepartrofgher teaingllhthroughr
na e paros sean.nths. m Almost as many took part
the disastrous season. 4 in inter-fraternity and interclash
The same reason accounts for Mich-. playground ball games. Largely as a
igan's failure to keep her place at the result of the practice which they hau
top of the Conference track teams, gained in intramural athletics more
Last year Coach Steve Farrell had a men turned out for the basketball'
hard time getting together 20 men, team than for any other Varsity team
for the big meets and although there excepting the football squad.
were four or five men who were sure Track might attract as many men
first place getters, other teams with a Ias basketball if the average student
large number of second place win- had some opportunity to practice the
tiers often came out ahead of the events during the regular school year.
Wolverines. Coach Harry Gill of Practically the only way in which this
Illinois had a team of 35 athletes. could be done would be to give in-
Continued calls for additional try- struction as a part of gymnasium
outs for the teams have been fruit training in the first year. If some
less. The most plausible reason for definite form of athletics were sub-
this failure of students to come out stituted for the grind of "gym" work,

more men would attend gymuasiu
classes regularly and at the sam
time the various Varsity squad
would have a larger supply of ma
A system could easily be devise
by which all men entering the Uni
versity for the first time would be al
lowed to elect instruction in any on
of at least six sports. All-aroun
development could be accomplishe
as easily as it is in regular work o
the gym floor. If such a system
were instituted a three year course i
physical development would be wel
corned by the student body wherea
the present course in .physical edt
cation, in spite of all that capable an
experienced instructors can do, 'i
regarded as a grind.
Epinard Hampered
By Many Entries
Many of those near the finish lin
when Epinard, French runner, wa
beaten by Ladkin in the second of th
international turf classics, still in
sist that the foreign idol would hav
won the race but for interference o
the part of Wise Counsellor, winne
of the first big stake a few weeks agc
Coach Meanwell, Wisconsin basks
ball mentor, has already put out a ca
for men to begin practices next weel
So early a date is nearly a mont
ahead of the usual time that mos
colleges begin practice.



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Harry Kipke, '24
once team last year. He played cen-
ter field on the baseball team, and
was a spectacular fielder and a heavy
hitter. In the last athletic competi-
tion in which he wore the Michigan
colors, the baseball game with Meij:
university last spring, he wound up
his career by hitting a home run in
the eighth inning, scoring three men
ahead of him.
Besides his athletic accomplish-
ments, Harry was a good student,
never having been ineligible. He was
also one of th'e most popular men on
the Michigan campus.
Columbia, Miss, Oct., 10-In their
elation over last Saturday's 3-0 vic-
tory over Coach Alonzo Stagg's Uni-
versity of Chicago eleven, Missouri
students have not forgotten to include
Assistant Coach Harry Kipke in dis-
tributing the praise for the result of
the game.
The feat of winning from the Mid-
way team was an outstanding one, as
the demonstration here following the
announcement of the final score would
indicate. Every student was pulling
for the tigers with all his might, yet
econd Sec., Sun. Gal. 5 Nesbitt
the hope of defeating the Big Ten
school seemed exceedingly remote, in
spite of the evident fact that they
were behind a strong team. The
difference between the Western Con- I
f,,rence and the Missouri Valley
Conference seemed too marked
for the supporters of the
local team to look for a victory
Their chief hope was that their team
wuld hld Ih Mrotoeaoo shrdl rdlu fw)
would hold the Maroon aggregation
to a low score.
However, the result of the game
was never in doubt after the open-
ing whistle last Saturday at Stags
Field. The tigerstoutplayed, out.-
fought and outguessed their
older opponents all through the

The' man who led Columbia col-
lege into the ranks of the well known
colleges in football in two sea-.
sons, is ready to "carry on" his'
third year. He is Walter Koppisch.
And the swan song he sings on
the grid this year should be a bril-
liant one.
Koppisch seemed a perfect play-
er, a super-star, to followers of the
pigskin chasers last season. For
the second consecutive year he was
the unanimous choice of all critics
for the All-American teams.
He was weak in one angle of the
game when the 1923 campaign be-
gan, however-one angle that kept
him from being the perfect player.
That was punting.
Percy Haughton centered his ef-
forts on developing this phase of
Koppisch's playing with the result
that the closing games of, last fall
found the Buffalo husky a quad-


ruple-threat man, a star in every
His kicking, passing, line plung-
ing and open field running made
him one of the greatest backfield
men on the field in 1923.
There is every reason to believ%%
that Koppisch will be more bril-
liant than ever this season.
While . Walter has ben winning
more than an average portion of
fame for himself he has also let
Columbia out of the football bull-
rushes. Football was abandoned at
the institution for several seasons.
Then, in 1915 the sport was resum-

ed. Half a dozen coaches and ral-
lies every other night failed to land
the team any place in the gridiron
sun, however. Koppisch drew at-
tention to himself-and to Colum-
bia his first season there, four years
aga. The team still lacked strength
to cope with its main rivals but Kop-
pisch's sensational work was the big
feature of its games. Critics soon
began to point him out as a "big
toad" in a "little puddle." Then last
year Haughton took hold of the Col-
umbia team. Around Koppisch he
constructed an eleven that made its
presence felt.

In C ..
'Vou have oftenheard
.1that said about a mats.
Have you ever heard it
about a diamond?
That is where the
originated. In ct and
polishing a diamonx it'
perfections oft times reveal
themselves, and that dis.
qualifies it from ever being
d o V meats that the
diamond has notas t re-
vealed its story of perfection
-or imperfection.
Only one out of evyn
diamonds mined Is taI y, per
fect. The other nine reveal im-
perfections. When we sa "the
,lowest rice at which a peefect,-
diamons caibe bouht"wepwa4gf
just that-perfect. .o ernine
we let the other fellow sell.

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athlete and an enviable reputation as
a man. He drills his men hard, yet
they never fail to respond to his ex-
cellent advice and effective leadership.
He deserves full credit for the suc-
cess of the Missouri backfield, with
which he spent many patient hours.
His chief task at the start of the year
was to develop a kicker, and it is
significant that the thrilling victory
over Chicago was made by a field
goal. While at Michigan, Coach Kipke
won the reputation of being the best
punter in the West, and possibly in
the country, and his drop kicks and
placements were factors in many of
his team's victories. He seems to
have transferred some of his master-
ly ability in this line to Coglizer,
whose boot won the big game.
In less than a month, the forme-,
All American star has taken a place
at Missouri which is seldom attained.,
He is the idol of the student body as
well as of the football squad, where
his efforts are invaluable, and where
his ability and manner have won the
confidence of every player.
Harris Comes Of
Baseball Family

Navy Forced


When the Army and Navy elevens
clash late this fall in their annual
game a "home' built" team will be
pitted against an "assembled" one.
Close followers of the two teams
point out that the Annapolis stars1
expectad to shine this season are
mostly men who were developed
under coaches at the academy. The
Army team is composed mainly ofI
men who had achieved some meas.
ure of success on the gridiron be-
fore entering Uncle Sam's institution.
Three of the men counted on as
towers of strength in the Army
backfield this year are "Tiny" Hewitt,

Harry Wilson and Bill Wood. Hewitt
won fame as a line plunger with
Pittsburg two years ago. Wood was a
star of the John Hopkins University
eleven before joining the soldier
boys four: years ago. Wilson was on
the Penn. Varsity for three seasons
and an important member of the teamI
each of those years.
Of the men, mostly newcomers,I
on whom the Navy coaches are
counting for backfield material this
year Flippen is the only one who
won any fame on the college grid
before donning the sailor togs. He
was a member of one of the much
heralded Centre college elevens.
The Navy must develop a com-
plete new backfield. Cullen, Bar.
chet, Devens and McKee were grad-
uated last June.




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game, and the field goal kicked Stanley Harris, Washington mana.
in the second quarter by Ar, ger, is not the first member of his
kicked in the second quarter by Ar- family to like baseball-or play it.
thur Coglizer ,brilliant end, proved to 'The "baby manager's" dad, Thomas
be the margin of victory which made T swas apitcher in his young
every player and coach a hero here. days was a icder in hsyu
To Coach Kipke much of the credit gdays-until an accident ended what
should go, and he is receiving his tlic might have been more or less of u
from the student l'ody. 'This is hui brilliant career. The elder Harris
first year at Missouri, .but he has pitched for a team ingPittsburg back
stepped into his duties with an energy .in'86. Hughie Jennings was his bat-
thatahas made him immensely popu tery mate. Harris sustained a brok.
lar and with efficiency that has made; en- elbow while pitching a curve ball
him extremely valuable to the team. one "y and his baseball days ended
His coaching is a reflection of the then.
work of the great mentor, "Hurry Stanley Harris' brother Merle might
Up" Yost, under whom he played three also be in baseball today but for an
years at Michigan. He instills into accident. He was playing in the
the team the same undying energy Southern league a few years ago
and fight that featured his play at the when he broke his ankle. The injur3
Wolverine school, where he made an I handicapped him in running and
unequalled name for himself as an fielding and he quit the game.
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