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Aerial Attackh
Fails To Click
In Long Drill
Slump Has Kipke Worried
As Freshmen Gridders
Stop Varsity
Mrs. Kipke dusted off the prayer
book last night.
That integral part of the Michigan
football system, used almost exclu-
sively last fall but with little success,
was stowed away three weeks ago
when Bill Renner's passes started
clicking and Cedric Sweet began to
put his punting rivals to shame.
Gloomy Outlook
But after yesterday's practice ses-
sion, things looked gloomier for the
Wolverines than they have since the
fatal Michigan State Saturday. If
the Varsity's showing yesterday is any
indication, the prayer will play an
important role in the famed "pass,
punt, and pray," offensive against the
Illi,ni the day after tomorrow.
Sweet's punting ability has been
considered inferior to that of Les
Lindberg all year, but this handicap
was expected to be compensated by
the passing skill of Captain Bill Ren-
ner. Yesterday the Varsity ends and
backs proceeded to let Renner's
passes dribble out of their grasp with
alarming consistency.
Passes Satisfactorily
The occasion was a long offensive
scrimmage against a fast-charging
group of freshmen. The tosses of
Renner and Johnny Smithers were
accurate enough, as it were, despite
the presence of a surprising number
of yearling linemen in the Varsity
backfield every time the passer faded
back, but the receivers were far below
par in their handling of the pig-
The chilling cold that pervaded
on Ferry Field yesterday may have
been the cause of the failure of the
passing attack, but it in no way
seemed to bother Lou Levine and the
other freshman backs who made a
habit of intercepting the heaves of
Renner and Smithers.
Coach Kipke, himself, admits that
he is definitely worried.

Alpha Phi House Mother, Two Deans
Pick Wolverines To Overcome Illinois.




119 South Main St.

Admittedly the Michigan football
team has developed from a sluggish
uninspired eleven which was humili-
atingly defeated by Michigan State in
the season opener to a real ball club
which is improving each week. Mich-
igan won her first two Conference
starts, Michigan journeyed to New
York to defeat Columbia, and last
Saturday Michigan demonstrated
that it is at least a good football team
when it soundly trounced a band of
Penn gridders who were supposedly
one of the strongest teams in the east.
The crucial test lies ahead. On
successive Saturdays the Wolverines
will be called upon to face Illinois,
Minesota, and Ohio State. What are
the probabilities of Michigan victor-
ies? Can the team continue to come
as they have been coming since the
State game? Can they give Old Man
Comparative scores another kick in
the snout? Can they cross up the ex-
perts and knock off the two best
teams in the Conference on succes-
sive week-ends?
Trap Dean Bursley
Nobody can answer all those ques-
tions, but opinions are worth a whole
lot and so to get an interesting slant
on the entire picture we submitted
the question to a group of representa-
tive campus people.
First Dean Bursley was trapped in
his sanctum and although professing
to be little of an authority voiced the
opinion that Michigan should take
Illinois despite the trickery which Bob
Zuppke might employ. "Uncle Joe"
was very, very pleased over the out-
come of the Penn game and not a lit-
tle astonished, he confessed. Stark
Ritchie and Bill Barclay were the
outstanding backs, in Mr. Bursley's
opinion. The line, he thought, per-
formed splendidly. Beat both Minne-
sota and Ohio State? Too much to
expect," "Uncle Joe" said, "but you
never can tell."
Janitor Picks Michigan
Encountering a janitor in the base-
ment of Angel Hall, his opinion was
solicited. A loquacious fellow, no
difficulty was experienced finding out
that Johnny Smithers was the best
back on the field Saturday - next to
Renner - and that Michigan would
"probably beat Illinois by five touch-
The next object of the inquisition
was the House mother at the Alphi
Phi establishment, Mrs. Clark, by
name. Mrs.Clark is somewhat of a
football prognostigator in the sorority
field and proudly announced that she
had picked correctly the winners of
Sol Sobsey May
Be In Condition
For Ohio State
Despite reports to the contrary,
there is still a good chance that Sol
Sobsey, Varsity right guard who re-
ceived an injury to his shoulder
blade-collar bone joint last week, will
be in condition to compete in the
Ohio State game Nov. 23, Dr. Frank
Lynam of the Athletic staff said yes-
At the present time Sobsey's shoul-
der is in a cast, which will be re-1
moved next week when he will be
able to rejoin the squad in daily prac-
tice sessions.
If he is able to get back into con-
dition and regain the ground that he
has lost during his absence from
drills to a large enough degree to dis-
place Stan Schuman, who took his
place in the Pennsylvania game last
Saturday, he will probably be includ-
ed in the starting lineup. The actual
injury itself should not prove to be
any handicap.
Sobsey, a sophomore, broke into
the first eleven in the Indiana tilt
following the leg injury sustained by
Fred Ziem in the opening contest1

against Michigan State. Prior to
that game he had played end. The
change was necessitated by the in-
ability of Harry Wright, center, to
back up the line.
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all but one of the Michigan games so
far this year. Saturday, Mrs. Clark
says the Wolverines will come out on
top. Get aboard you experts; Mrs.
j Clark has certainly done a lot better
this fall than most of you have. And
like a true football authority, she's
waiting till before the games to make
public her choices in the Minnesota
and Ohio State tilts.
"I'd almost take the auto ban off
for a week if we beat Ohio State,"
Dean Rea said when interviewed. "I'd
rather see us beat them than either
Illinois or Minnesota."
Mourns Ohio Loss
Bud however thinks that the Wol-
verines ought to take Illinois, but
added. "You can't ever tell about a
Michigan-Illinois game. They might
spring an awful surprise."
Bud was honestly sorry that Notre
Dame beat Francis Schmidt's big
team last week, because he said, it
showed Schmidt just how poor his
pass defense was. "And he won't
leave it that way for Michigan," Bud
smiled. The Dean went on to sayj
that if the sophomores keep coming
and no serious injuries are encoun-
tered, Michigan will have a goodi
chance to take both the last games.
The genial blonde-haired clerk in
Swift's was quizzed next and he re-
luctntly stated that he thought
Michigan would take Illinois without
too much trouble. He called Minne-
I-M Sports
Delta Upsilon, last year's speedball
champion, will start its defense of
the title this season against the win-
ner of the Chi Alpha and Beta Theta
Pi match to be played as the result
of a tie in their respective league. In
other engagements among respective
league winners Phi Beta Delta meets
Theta Chi, last fall's runners up, and
Pi Lambda Phi opposes Alpha Delta
Phi. The teams ending in second,
third, and fourth places will also be
entered in a separate tournament.
Tomorrow the Alumni basketball
league will begin regular competition
in the Intramural gymnasium. The
purpose of the league is to get former
high school courtmen to continue
playing. The three games scheduled
to start at 4:30 p.m. include some
fine intersectional games. Youngs-
town, the Ohio five will meet Uni-
versity of Onn Arbor High, New York
State faces Upper Peninsula, and
Michigan will line up against East
Grand Rapids.



sota a better team than Ohio State
and said that although he thought
the Gopher powerhouse would score
at least 13 points on Michigan, that
the Kipke proteges would beat them."
Prof. Art Van Duren, of German
fame, and one of the astute sports au-
thorities in the country, according
to Michigan coaches, gave us his slant
on the whole season.
Will Lose Two
"Michigan will finish the season
with three Conference wins and two
losses," Art said. "We'll beat Illi-
nois, but Minnesota and Ohio State
are two of the strongest teams in
the country. Minnesota is probably
the most underrated, but I consider
them a better team than Ohio.
"Will Bob Zuppke fool Michigan?
I doubt it. The old 'Flea Flicker' is
pretty well worn out and Michigan
will be set for it. And I don't think
Zuppke has a strong enough defense
to stop Michigan. No, Michigan is
not a great ball team, but it cer-
tainly is a good one. Michigan beat
Penn not only because they had a
passer who could spread the defense
for running plays, but because Penn
played old-fashioned football.
"Ohio has a good team and be-
cause they were. bewildered for two
minutes by Notre Dame is no reason
to think they are not still one of the
country's strongest. And Schmidt
will really be shooting for that Mich-
igan game.
"Illinois and Zuppke should be
Michigan meat, Art went on, "and I
look for a healthy Wolverine victory.
But they aren't likely to take the
other two unless it's a cold, wet day."
All candidates for the freshman
basketball squad will report to
Waterman Gymnasium at 7:30
p.m. Monday. Players should bring
their own equipment. Practice
sessions will be held on Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurs-
day evenings each week.
Coach Ray Fisher.

Records Prove
Mid-West Best
Football Squads Of Corn
Belt Boast 19 Wins And
Nine Losses
NEW YORK, Nov. 0. - UP) - In-
tersectional records indicate the epi-
center of America's football earth-
quake is in the Middle West.
First class teams are found in every
section, but as a group those in the
corn belt have piled up the most
amazing record against representa-
tives of other regions.
The Big Ten, Notre Dame, Mich-
igan State, Marquette and other
midwestern powers have rolled up 19
victories in intersectional combat
against nine defeats for an average
of .679. Big Ten members have won
eight games of this classification
against only one defeat, Purdue's
startling reversal at the hands of
Carnegie Tech.
Pacific Coast Second
The Pacific Coast ranks second in
intersectional averages with two vic-
tories and one defeat, but the only
major intersectional game a Coast
Conference team has played resulted
in Southern California's 19-0 setback
by Illinois. The two victories were
scored over teams from the neigh-
boring Rocky Mountain Conference.
Its record of six victories and four
defeats fails to show the real power
lodged in the Southwest Conference.
The co-leaders, Southern Methodist
and Texas Christian, have played
only one intersectional game between
them, Christian beating Centenary,
Rice Outstanding
It was the worst defeat a Centenary
team has taken at home in years,
Rice's Owls have carried most of
the Southwest's burden in other
fields. Starting off with a 10-7 c6n-
quest of Louisiana State - the only
game L. S. U. has lost - the Owls
followed through with a 27-7 tri-
umph over Duquesne and a 41-0 lac-
ing of George Washington.










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