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Kipke IsForced To Revam His BackfieldAs Sweet I

s Hurt

Captain Austin
Also Missing
F r o m Line-up
Austin, Forced Out With
Attack Of Flu, May Be
Replaced By Hanshue I
Due to a leg injury Cedric Sweet
suffered in scrimmage yesterday
afternoon, Coach Harry Kipke will be
forced to alter the set-up of the Wol-
verine backfield once again. A bad;
twist forced the fullback out of prac-
tice, and according to Dr. Lynam,
physician for the team, it may keep
him out for the rest of the season.
Another unhappy note added to the
session at Ferry Field yesterday was
struck by Captain Tom Austin's ab-
sence from -the line-up. While he is
not expected to be missing from the
regular eleven Saturday at Columbus,
he has been in bed for two or three
days with a light case of influenza.
With Steve Remias and Russ Oliver
also on the injured list, Coach Kipke
has been forced to revamp his team
completely within the last few weeks.
Should Austin be unable to start
against the Buckeyes at his regular
tackle post, Coach Kipke announced
that he may give Bud Hanshue the
call in his place.
Drill On Offense
The scrimmage yesterday was sec-
ret, even members of the press being
excluded, but it was understood that
it was chiefly an offensive drill, the
Varsity working on plays against the
freshmen. What the new plays were
with which Michigan will attempt to
make a showing against the reputedly
powerful Buckeye eleven was not re-
Coach Kipke did say; however, that
in all probability Chris Everhardus,
who gave such a brilliant exhibition
at picking weaknesses in the Wiscon-
sin line last week, will have one of the
halfback positions. Regeczi, returned
to his fullback post, showed up well
in the drill yesterday and will prob-
ably not return to a halfback post.
Backfield Undecided
With George Bolas and Skinny Nel-
son putting in strong bids for back-
field honors, Kipke has as yet not
been able to choose a starting lineup.
He cited the performances of Aug,
Triplehorn, and Regeczi as outstand-
ing among those turned in yesterday
in practice.
The idea of converting Savage into
a back has been abandoned, and Mike
will continue in his usual role as an
end. As Patanelli's hand will probably
permit him to play this week-end, the
line will remain as usual, with Ward
and Patanelli as ends, Viergever and
Austin tackles, Hildebrand and Borg-
mann the guards, and Ford at center.
Union Will Try
Team Tourney
In Table-Tennis
James A. Cook, '36, chairman of
the Union House Committee, an-
nounced yesterday that the Union,
will sponsor a "team ping-pong tour-
nament." Teams of four men will
play throughout the first semester. -
Cook stated that each fraternity
may enter one group. The teams will
play every evening at 7:30 and 9:00,
except Friday and Saturday evening.
On Friday the play will be at 3:00;
p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Four independ-
ents may also form a team.
The matches will consist of a five-

Eddie Tolan Sails For
Professional Career
(UP) -- Eddie Tolan, great Negro
sprinter, sails from here today for
a professional career in Australia.
Tolan said he was on a leave of
absence from his position as assis-
tant county registrar of deeds at
The Australian program he said,j
calls for a series of five races in-j
cluding the Stawell gift handicap
over 130 yards for a prize of $1,000.
He will compete with such stars as
Austin Robertson and F. O'Neil of
Australia and W. McFarlane of
Great Britain.
Wolverine Practice
To Convert Backs
Into Star Linesmen'
If Mike Savage is converted into
a back as Monday's practice indicated
he might be, the process will be no
innovation at Michigan, for the con-
version of linemen into backs and
backs into linemen has been common
on the Wolverine squad for the pastj
few years.
The conversion process for the cur-
rent season has been confined to ends,
for -Matt Patanelli and Willis Ward
preceded Savage from the flanks into
the backfield.
Patanelli was shifted to a blocking'
back position in the early part of the,
season to bolster the Michigan run-
ning attack. He started at a half-
back post in the Michigan State game
but was shifted back to end the fol-
lowing week.
Willis Ward, the fastest man on the
squad, was given a chance in the
backfield on the basis of his speed and
of his defensive abilities, and started
as a halfback against Chicago and
Illinois. Ward, however, was shifted
back to end in each game, Savage
leaving the game.
Formations featuring Ward's shift-
ing into the backfield were used fre-
quently in the Minnesota and Wis-
consin games.
Petoskey Changes Too
Ted Petoskey was the subject of
the alteration process on the 1932
squad, shifting from a flank into the

Ohio State And Michigan Grid Stars Prime For Battle


SOME TIME AGO there appeared
in this column a suggestion that
the professional football game to be
played by the Detroit Lions and the
Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day
be changed from the U. of D. field to
the Michigan stadium.
At that time we pointed out
that the game was a "natural"
between the National League
champions of last year and an
unbeaten Lion outfit. The Lions
are still unbeaten and apparently
have the strongest defense in pro-
fessional football. Only 20 points
have been scored against them
all season.
On the other hand the Bears are
the strongest offensive team in the
league. They have gained more yards
and scored more points than any of
their rivals.
It will be a great defensive team
against a powerful offensive aggrega-
tion. Bolstering the Lions' defense
will be Chuck Bernard, and Bill Hew-
itt will strengthen the Bears' offense
Professor Ralph Aigler, Chairman
of the Board in Control of Athletics
when asked yesterday if there was any
rule that would keep the Board from
renting the stadium for a professional
exhibition, said that no such rule ex-
isted and no such question had eve
been placed before them.
If officials of both teams, he
said, decided that it would be well
to change the site of the game to
,the Michigan stadium they would
communicate their request to the
Board which would have full
power to act in the matter.
i Michigan this year went half way
in adapting big business tactics to
athletics when the Board decided to
sell the broadcasting rights to home
football games to the Chevrolet Mot-
or Company. A comfortable sum
which will help materially to pay the
1934 interest on the Stadium bond:

was realized.

Of course, football has

been a big business since the turn
of the century but it has been polite
to disregard the financial aspects. No
one wrote of last year's $250,000 gate
at the Ohio State game as they would
have had it been a professional box-
ing match.
In a purely business light the stad-
ium is a $1,250,000 investment which
is used exactly five afternoons each
year. At all other times it is just a
big showplace co which one takes out-
of .-townvisitors, without charge. Any
profitable use to which the Stadium
can be put during one of the 360 days
of the year when the Michigan team
is not playing there should, we feel,
be seized upon as a sound business
measure as long as that use does not
':hurt the prestige of the University.
The question of ethics might
come up if it were suggested that
the Stadium be rented for a pro-
fessional prize fight but pro foot-
ball has escaped the stigma that
professional boxing carries with
it so that even the most high-
minded professor would not pro-
test such a use of the stadium.
LI All this is purely hypothetical.
Owners of the two clubs have made
no advances and the Board has is-
r sued no invitation; they will not take
the initiative in the matter. Only,
it appears from advance sales that
the U. of D. field will be totally in-
adequate and we, along with a lot
of other students, would like to see
such a game played in Ann Arbor
Thanksgiving morning.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13- (A) -
D Stanley H. (Bucky) Harris, who, as
e baseball's "boy manager", led Wash-
- ington to a world championship 10
years ago, tonight was given a one-
e year contract as the Senators' pilot
s for 1935.

-Associated Press Phote
Both football camps of Ohio State and Michigan are in the midst of preparing for their annual battle at
Columbus this Saturday. The oft-beaten Wolverines will attenmpt to upset their arch-foes, the Buckeyes, before
what is expected to be a capacity crowd in the hu-ge Ohio State stadium.
Captain Regis Monahan, in his senior year, is leading a group of players that has lost only one game this
year, that to Illinois by a 14-13 score. Dick Heekin is the backfield luminary of Francis Schmidt's team.
Vincent Aug earned a place in the Michigan backfield this year and is expected to start at one of
the halfback posts. Matt Patanelli is also playing his first season with the Wolverines and will start at one of the

Freshmen Tilt
With Phys Eds
The annual Freshmen-Physical Ed-,

backfield where his plunging abili- ucation football game will be held at
ties were used to advantage. But as 4:15 p.m. Thursday, November 15, it
such, he was only following the pres- was decided at a meeting of the coach-
cedent established in 1931 when Bill ing staffs of the two teams.
Hewitt alternated from end to full- Both of the coaches have stated
back with such effect that he received during the season that their teams are
recognition at both posts. weaker than last year's outfits which
The 1931 line was unique as it was battled on a snow swept field, the
composed entirely of men who at one freshmen winning 7-0. Also neither
time or another had had backfield coach has had a chance to observe
experience. The line of that year was the other team in achion so that both
composed of Hewitt and Ivan Wil- squads will go into the game pre-
liamson at the ends, Tom' Samuels paedsfo a har figt a p
and Howard Auer at the tackles, Stan pFre frsh medigti
Hoze andOmerLajunese atthe For the freshmen, Marzoni is ex-
Hozer and Omer Lajeunesse at the pected to stand out in the line and:
guards, and Maynard Morrison. Ncesn ihe mtesadDt
Of that line, Hewitt, Hozer,' La-' Nickerson, Richie, Smithiers and D~ut-
Ofunhatine, Heritt, Hndern La- kowski in the backfield. The Physical;
cdnversion while on the Wolverine Education eleven will present Schroe-;
sonversi while notheWovertherder, Herring, Valpe and Campbell as;
squad, while the others received their opposition for the freshman stars.
backfield experience in high school Most of the games between the two
or prep school. steams have resulted in low scores, the
Starts As Fullback .highest being a 13-7 victory in 1930.
Hewitt started out as a fullback___ _____ _____
but was switched to an end, to be
recalled in the 1931 season to alter-
nated at both posts. /
Hozer and Lajeunesse, the guards -
on the 1931 championship team, both
were primarily fullbacks when they
reported for the Wolverine squad, but
both underwent the same conversion
into linemen.
Maynard Morrison, however, stands
out as the most successful example
of the conversion process. Morrison
was an outstanding fullback while
in high school at Royal Oak, Mich.,

Fraternity Grapplers
To '"eet In December
With twice as many teams al-
ready entered as competed last
year, the annual interfraternity
wrestling meet will be held Dec.
5 and 7 with Tau Delta Phi the
defending champions.
Twenty-two fraternities have
entered teams and more are ex-
pected according to intramural of-
ficials who are in charge of the
meet. It is necessary that at least
two men enter from a fraternity in
order to receive points and all
wrestlers will weigh in the day they
wrestle. The preliminaries will be
held the first day and the finals
the second.
DETROIT, Nov. 13. - Earl (Dutch)
Clark, star blocker, runner, passer
and drop-kicker for Detroit's league-
leading Lions, will play against the
St. Louis Gunners in the scheduled
National professional league game
here Sunday only if he is needed,
Coach Potsy Clark said today. Clark
was hurt in the Cardinal game last

Mat Team Will
Be Determined
By Tournament
The All-University Wrestling Tour-
nament will be held the week before
Christmas, according to Cliff Keen
Varsity wrestling coach. It is open
to anyone except lettermen and gold
medals will be given to the individual
This meet will determine the per-
sonnel of the wrestling team for the
1935 season. Every year more anc
more entries have been received and
this year is expected to be no excep-
Sixty-four men are trying out foi
the Varsity squad at the present time
and 50 for the freshman team. Sever
or eight more are expected at the
end of football season when Coac-
Keen, who is at present a Varsity
football coach, will assume charge of
the squad.
Coach Keen also said that while
most of the lettermen from last year
have been graduated, there are some
good sophomores.


game series, the Uirst man to win 'and was an outstanding prospect for
three being declared the winner of that post in his first two years at
that match. The percentage will be Michigan.
figured on the number of games each Following the demands of the tradi-
team won and not on the number of tional Michigan system which de-
matches. mands a big, strong center, Morrison
Independent men who wish to en- was i'emade into a center in his jun-
ter the tournament but who are on ior year, and played at that post in
no team may register separately, and his last two years, climaxing his ca-
they will be put on teams by the Un- reer by being named to the All-Amer-
ion officials. ican team of 1931 at center.
Cook announced that as awards the
winner and runnersup will receive a I
dinner at the Union and tickets to I
one of the regular Union week-end
London Football Pools
Reminiscent Of 'Picken's

LONDON, Nov. 13. - {A'})- Sale of
sweepstakes tickets of the Irish Free
State hospitals would be banned in
England under a betting and lotteries
bill now before the House of Com-
Football pools also would be pro-'
hibited. One speaker estimated 5,-
000,000 people contribute $1,250,000
weekly to football pools, or $45,000,-
000 during the season.

There is no affair
so stupid as that
presided over by
a too jolly host.


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