DAY, OCT. 5, 1932
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
To Drill Indoors
Freshman Team Bearing
Wildcats' Plays Works
Out Against Regulars
Sophomore Tackle Back
At Post; Wistert Still
Idle With Injuries
Forced into the Field House by
yesterday afternoon's rain, Michi-
gan's varsity football squad went
through a lengthy drill against a
freshman eleven t r a i n e d in the
The play was predominantly dull
and listless; much of the spirit that
was shown by the Wolverines before
the Spartan game was conspicuous
by its absence. Michigan's confidence
in her power showed in every angle
of the workout.
Northwestern, according to reports,
is also confident of victory in the
coming contest, and it seems fairly
certain that one eleven is going to
be disappointed when the final whis-
tle ends the game.
Yesterday afternoon's routine in-
cluded an offensive drill against a
dummy defense for the purpose of
fixing the plays outlined Monday in
the minds of the Wolves. The of-
fensive work was decidedly smooth,
but here again the Maize and Blue
lacked the snap and drive charac-
teristic of their preparation period
Whitey Wistert, with an old in-
jury aggravated by a fresh one in the
first two minutes
of the M. S. C.
again at practice
yesterday in street
s > < clothes, and indi-
cations are that
he will not be able
to appear agianst
Plays and char-
tions used by the
v./Srer.T Purple were out-
lined for the varsity by a yearling
outfit, which deceived the Wolverine
line and s e c'o n d a r y consistently.
Northwestern's offensive formaations
obviously consisted of several tricky
shifts leaving either a line extremely
unbalanced on either side or sym-
metrical. Plays went either toward
the heavy side of the line or toward
the light one.
Backs Run Interference
Michigan's system of pulling line
players out of the forward wall to
run interference for the backs will
apparently be used against her Sat-
urday, for many of the Purple plays
display this feature.
Additional strength returned to
the line today as
Hildebrand, out of
because of injur-
ies incurred in the
Spartan game, re- N> .
turned to today's
workout in uni-
tions for each
new Wildcat of-
fensive trick was N/LoD GR..ND
pulled out of the bag by Coach Ben-
nie Oosterbaan, scout of the Missou-
ri-Northwestern game. Oosterbaan
seemed pessimistic as he reviewed
the formations of the Purple and
sent them against the varsity by way
of the yearling eleven.
Workouts Show Promise
For Freshman Football
Despite the fact that the freshman
football squad has had only four
days practice, it is fast rounding into
shape, Coach Clifford Keene stated
yesterday, adding that he has a fair
team in the making. A preponder-
ance of backfield material may force
Coach Keene to shift some backs into
Although practice was called off
yesterday because of rain, plays were
given out. If the weather permits
tomorrow, two teams will scrimmage.
Successftl Wrestling Season
Predicted By Captain Thomas
Seven Lettermen Return '
To Bid For Places On'
Varsity Mat Squad
Captain Blair Thomas, leader of
the Michigan wrestling team, pre-
dicts a most successful season for the
Wolverine squad this year, since sev-
en lettermen are returning to fill six
of the eight positions open. Captain
Thomas and Coach Cliff Keene are
well pleased with the wealth of ma-
terial turning out for practice so
early in the workouts.
At the end of football season sev-
eral men on this squad are expected
to turn out for wrestling. Kowalik,
Spoden, Kreger, and Madden are ex-
pected to help fill the 175-pound and
heavyweight classes. Hildebrand and
Bauss are the most likely prospects
to fill the 165-pound class.
First Meet in December
The first event on the wrestling
card is the All-University meet in the
latter part of December. The men
making the best showing in the meet
will be invited to try out for the
The first dual meet is with Michi-
gan State. The intense f e e 1 i n g
caused by the one-point defeat at the
hands of State last year is evidenced
by Captain Thomas' statement that
the squad is working intensively to
even the score this year.
The next two meets are with Penn
State and Navy, during the team's
Eastern trip. The second semester
opens the Big Ten wrestling sched-
ule, featuring the match here with
Indiana, Conference champions.
The tentative squad consists of:
118-pound, Landrum; 126-p o u n d,
Oakley, Sigwart, and Fiero; 135-
pound, Captain Thomas and Harrod;
145-pound, Helleiwell and Freedman;
155-pound, M o s i e r and Williams;
165-pound, Wilson, Ponto, Parker,
and Hildebrand; 175-pound, unde-
Team Will Return
Home This Friday
Michigan's baseball team, which
has been making an exhibition tour
in Japan, will return to Ann Arbor
late Friday night, according to a
statement made by Phil Pack, Ath-
letic Publicity Manager, yesterday.
Mr. Pack admitted that he was
somewhat optimistic since he has
had no news from Japan for more
than a month. He said that the last
letter received had been mailed from
aboard ship on the way over and
contained only a ship's menu.
The trip has been a success, large-
ly through the pitching of Harley
McNeal, judging from the meager
reports that have trickled through.
New Archery Club
Will Be Backed By
Plans for the formation of an
archery club at the University were
tentatively announced yesterday by
the Intramural Department. Al-
though the definite time of the first
meeting was not settled, the interest
shown in this sport in the past few
years indicates that the first call for
archers will bring a large response.
Telegraphic meets will be sched-
uled with other schools and clubs
throughout the country, while actual
matches will be held with various
local and state organizations. Mem-
bers will be instructed by skilled
Tryouts Desired For
Freshman Swim Team
All freshman desiring to try out
for the first year swimming team
should report at the Intramural
pool, Wednesday at 5 p. m.
Matt Mann, coach
Is Let Out As
Clark Griffith Decides To
Make Change; Will Not
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4-(AP)-Wal-
ter Johnson is out as manager of the
Washington American League club.
Clark Griffith, owner of the Sena-
tors, announced tonight that he had
decided to make a change. He said
he had no one in mind for the pres-
ent as Johnson's successor.
Johnson, one of the greatest pitch-
ers that the game has ever known,
had managed the Washington club
since 1929. All his major league ca-
reer has been spent with the Wash-
ington club. He served as manager
of the Newark club in the Interna-
tional League in 1928 in his only de-
parture from the big time.
A tall, gangling lad of 19, he came
direct from a raw semi-professional
team in Idaho to Washington in 1907.
His first game was against the hard-
hitting Detroit team on August 2.
They beat him 3 to 2 but such slug-
gers as Ty Cobb and "Wahoo" Sam
C r a w f o r d had trouble - with the
youngster's burning fast ball. From
that day on, whenever pitchers were
mentioned, the name of W a t e r
Johnson was heard.
Save in 1929, when the club fin-
ished sixth, Washington has been in
upper ranks of the first division since
Johnson took over the management
of the club. The club finished sec-
ond in 1930; third in 1931 and after
floundering in mid-season, finished
strong this year but was nosed out
for second place by Connie Mack's
One of the most popular figures
ever in baseball, the records show
Johnson pre-eminence as a player.
For 12 seasons he led the American
League pitchers in strikeouts. Ap-
proximately 3,500 batsmen faced him
during his long career without get-
ting more than a foul off his de-
livery. It is probable that his strike-
out record will never be exceeded.
So fast was the ball whipped toward
the plate by his long right arm in
his prime that a standing joke
around the league was the number
of hitters who tried to get out of
the lineup for one reason or another
on the days he faced them.
His speed had dwindled somewhat
before he ever played in a World
Series but after two losing games in
1924 against the New York National
League club, he entered the final
game as a relief pitcher and mas-
tered the McGraw men to win a 12
inning game and the series. The
next year he faced Pittsburgh but
lost the deciding game.
At his home tonight, just outside
Washington, it was said Johnson was
away and probably would not return
until sometime tomorrow.
Griffith declined to discuss the
change, saying only that Johnson's
contract had expired, and that he
would not be renamed.
Coach Kelly Calls For
Yearling Hat Tryouts
All freshmen interested in try-
ing out for the wrestling team
are asked to report to the wrest-
ling room of Waterman gymna-
sium at 3 p. m. Thursday.
Jim Kelly, Coach
(Big Ten News Service)
IOWA CITY, Oct. 4-- With the
opener against Bradley Tech under
its collective belt, the University of
Iowa football crew will swing toward
Madison for the conference contest
against the University of Wisconsin
to kick the lid off its Big Ten sea-
A new coach 'and a new system
will be exhibited as the Hawkeyes
open fire toward the top position in
the Western Conference.
A more versatile- attack, with an
aggressive offensive, will be the core
of Iowa's plans during the 1932 sea-
son. Six sophomores are included
in the favored starting lineup.
The average weight of the 11
starters who will open most of the
contests in 1932 is 185, with the
backs averaging 170 pounds, and a
193 pound, average in the line.
Ossie Solem, Iowa's new mentor,
came to the university last spring
from Drake, after piling up an im-
pressive record at the smaller school.
He hails from the University of Min-
nesota, where he was a three-letter
GOPHER BACK OUT FOR SEASON
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 4-M y r o n
Ubl, veteran Minnesota halfback, was
definitely out for the season today.
An injury in practice has led to
pneumonia, and his condition is con-
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