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Coach Kipke Issues Order ForStrictly Secret Grid Pr;


Reporters Not
To Be Admitted
Until Thursday

Revamped Lineup
For Minnesota
Next Saturday


Hinting strongly of a "revamping"
of the Michigan lineup, in position
changes, if not in the actual per-
sonnel of the starting eleven, Coach
Harry Kipke last night closed the
gates of Varsity football practice to
newspaper men for the next two days.
Coach Kipke indicated that any
changes would be of a strictly ex-
perimental nature and thought it best
if they were not divulged to the
It was a quiet and disappointed
Wolverine squad that came out on
Ferry Field in the midst of a driz-
zling rain yesterday afternoon, heard
the mistakes of last Saturday ex-
plained, and immediately set to work
on new formations to be used against
Minnesota Saturday.
Spirit of Team Returns
The spirit that was noticeable by
its absence at the beginning of the
practice came back as the chastised
Wolverines earnestly began work for
a game in which they realize there
is nothing to lose and everything to
gain. A defeat at the hands of Min-
nesota would not lower the standing
of the Michigan eleven any farther,
while a victory would reclaim a sea-
son that now seems to be destined
to be a very ordinary one as far as its
success is concerned.
Assistant Coach Bennie Ooster-
baan, who has scouted the Gophers
for years, characterized Coach Ber-
nie Bierman's eleven as "not as good
as last year," but such a statement
in no way indicates much weakness,
as the Vikings of last year were as
powerful a football team as has been
seen in the middle west in many a
Defeat Remains Mystery
Saturday's surprise defeat at the
hands of an underdog Illinois eleven
still remains a mystery to everyone,
even to the members of the coaching
staff. They cannot understand what
happened to the blocking, the tack-
ling, the running and passing attack,
all of which appeared to be greatly
improved against Pennsylvania.
Capt. Bill Renner, who returned
from the battle in the mud limping
from an injured ankle and bearing
innumerable bruisesi called upon all
the resources at his command, and
only one play threatened to work -
a quarterback sneak through the line.
I-M Sports
League champions in interfrater-
nity volley ball will clash this week
in the quarter-final round of the
play-offs with the following teams
scheduled to meet: Sigma Phi Ep-
silon vs. Delta Upsilon; Phi Kappa
Psi vs. Tau Kappa Epsilon; Kappa Nu
vs. Theta Chi; Phi Beta Delta vs. the
winner of Hermitage and Phi Kappa
Interfraternity speedball has
reached the semi-final round
with Delta Upsilon, the defending
champion, opposing Lambda Chi
Alpha, and Theta Chi, last year's
runner-up meeting Pi Lambda
Sixteen independent teams will
swing into action Wednesday night
on the opening of their volleyball
season. The Tigers, last year's vic-
tors, are not represented in the league
this year and as a result the D.D.'s
and Chinese Students have been
established as co-favorites to capture
the title. Until last season when they
were eliminated in the quarter-final
round by the ultimate winners, the
Chinese Students had won the event
five times in succession.

Natators Will Perform
Tonight In Union Pool
Michigan's Varsity swimming
team, perennial Big Ten and Na-
tional Collegiate champions, will
make its 1935-36 debut at 8 p.m.
today at the Union as part of the
Annual Open House sponsored by
the organization.
Coach Matt Mann's Varsity na-
tators, who will be seeking their
seventh National crown in ten
years next March, will be assisted
by the outstanding members of
this year's freshman aggregation,
several of whom already have
gained nation-wide attention by
past performances.
Several races will be staged be-
tween members of the Varsity and
yearling squads, and the perform-
ance will be topped off with an
exhibition by the Varsity diving
troupe, without a doubt the great-
est group of spring-board artists
ever to grace a college team.
60 Cagers Report
For Yearling Team
Sixty men reported to Coach Ray
Fisher at the opening freshman bas-
ketball practice last night at Water-
man Gymnasium. Coach Fisher said
that he expected the number to be
swelled to one hundred by the end
of next week, for the cagemen on the
football squad are not included in
the original count.
Practice sessions are scheduled for
the first four nights of the week until
Coach Fisher has cut the squad down
to a workable size, when workouts will
be moved to the Intramural Sports
Building. The elimination period is
expected to last about three weeks.
The Chicago Usherettes' basketball
team can boast its line-up includes a
player twice voted the best looking
girl in United States basketball.

Ha (ndymaln

The Michigan basketballs
which has been working out i

Cappon Moves
Cage Squad To
Portable Court
John Jablonski Replaces
Gee, Injured Veteran, In
Regular Lineup

Little Brown Jug Adds Zest
To Michigan-Minnesota Tilt

Sports Of The Day
CHICAGO- Willie Hoppe, veteran
New York master, goes into tie for
second place in world's three-cushion
billiard championship.
ST. LOUIS - Boxer King Levinsky
and wrestler Ray Steele matched for
finish bout here November 19.

in the

Very few football teams can boast
of a player as aptly versatile as
Minnesota's Vernal "Babe" LeVoir.
For two seasons Coach Bernie Bier-
man called him "too good to be a
regular" and used him as number-
one relief man at quarter, full, and
halfback. At the beginning of this
fall's campaign terrific graduation
losses and the sudden ineligibility
of Julie Alphonse forced Bierman
to put LeVoir at right halfback. A
few weeks ago, Glenn Seidel, cap-
tain and brainy quarterback, was
taken from the Tulane game with a
broken clavicle. LeVoir was moved
to the vacant post and is doing a
very good job calling the signals
for the Gophers as they roll on to
another national championship. He
is 5 feet, 10 inches in height, weighs
175 pounds and is a resident of

Intramural Sports Building since
practice began three weeks ago,
moved to its permanent home, Yost
Field House, last night. The Field
House floor was assembled over the
Coach Franklin Cappon is still
brushing up on fundamentals in an
effort to avoid the curse of bad ball-
handling, which has caused the
downfall of otherwise capable quin-
tets. The opening game against Cal-
vin College of Grand Rapids is sched-
uled for Dec. 2, still three weeks off.
Gee Out For Two Weeks
Due to a broken right thumb of
John Gee, Varsity center last sea-
son, will be unable to scrimmage for
about two weeks more. Coach Cap-
pon has shifted his first team lineup
putting John Jablonski in Gee's posi-
This marks the return of Jab-
lonski to the Varsity for the first
time since he was forced out of com-
petition by an ineligibility ruling at
the close of the first semester last
season. At the time he was leading
the Wolverine five in scoring and was
a starting forward.
Gridders Will Revise Lineup
John and Earl Townsend are filling
the forward posts, with Capt. Chelso
Tomagno and George Rudness play-
ing the guard positions. This lineup
will undoubtedly be revised when the
cagemen on the football squad report
at the close of the grid season. One
of the Townsends will probably do
the jumping for this combination.
It is hard to say with accuracy
just what position each of these men
fills. Because of the change in rules
allowing a man to stay in the foul
circle for only three seconds, with or
without the ball, Cappon has been
forced to use a formation with three
men back and a player in each corner.
These men change positions often
and a guard may be at the pivot post
temporarily, while a forward is fill-
ing the position conventionally recog-
nized as guard.
a wo

Next Saturday Michigan will notc
only attempt to avenge last year's 34
to 0 drubbing at the hands of the
Minnesota Gophers, but will also try
to regain the little brown jug, sym-
bolic of the traditional rivalry be-
tween the Wolverines and Gophersr
for the past 31 years.
The history of the brown jug dates
back as far as 1903 when Fielding H.
Yost, present athletic director, was
gaining national recognition for his
famous point-a-minute teams. Dur-
ing this time the opposing team car-
ried their own water thus the oldJ
jug was used as a water container.
The 1903 game resulted in a 3-3
tie. When Yost returned to Ann
Arbor he discovered that the jug
was missing and immediately wired
Minnesota officials to return it.
Whereupon the Gopher staff replied
that if Michigan wanted the jug itI
would have to win it back.
'Captured By Oscar'
Following the 1903 tilt, Oscar Mun,
son, Minnesota's athletic equipment
manager, painted on the jug "Cap-
tured by Oscar in '03 from Mich-
Grid relations with Minnesota were
discontinued till 1909 when Michigan
journeyed to Minneapolis to defeat
the Gophers 15 to 6 and win the
Big Ten Title. Despite the lapse of
six years, Yost never forgot Minne-
sota's reply to his request of 1903
and as a result the brown jug ac-
companied the Wolverines back home.
Having dropped out of the Western
Conference, Michigan did not en-
counter the Gophers until 1919 when
the jug changed hands in Minne-
sota's 34-7 romp. However, Mich-
igan beat Minnesota the following
year and then kept the jug here till
1927 when the Wolverines were beat-
en 13-7. The jug was safely guarded
by the enemy during '28 and '29
but returned to Ann Arbor in 1930
where it remained till last year.
Jug Stolen in 1931
In 1931 the jug was stolen and a
duplicate was made. However, the
original was discovered in 1935 in the
hedges near the library. Even though
the duplicate has been kept it has
no prestige whatever. Like Minne-
sota, Michigan has trusted her equip-
Northwestern found trouble in leg-
ging it this year. In both the Purdue
and Ohio State games they had run-
ners in the clear a couple of times,
but the runners just weren't good
enough to reach the goal.

ment caretaker, Henry Hatch, to keep
an eagle eye on the jug which is
safely installed in the equipment
room in the Yost Field House.
The jug, which is composed of or-
dinary clay pottery, stands three feet
high, and on it is printed 'Michigan
and Minnesota Scores Since 1903.'
Previously the colors of both uni-
versities were pinned on the jug and
at a friendship banquet the losing
captain would remove his colors and
present the jug to the victorious pilot.
Although this elaborate ceremony has
been abolished, the annual battles
have continued to be bitterly fought.







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Roberts - Trainer, inventor And
Aviator - Beginning Sixth Year
By FRED DeLANO Roberts was able to copyright the
The originator of the most complete chart which besides being in use here
athletic weight chart ever made and is in use in a number of other schools
an ardent aviation enthusiast, Ray V. and which gives promise of soon being
Roberts is beginning his sixth year in universal use.
as head trainer of Michigan's athletic Weight Changes Traced Easily
teams and rates as one of the best Old weight charts, registering each
college trainers in the country, man's weight each day of the sea-
Roberts came here from West Point son, were difficult to use as when a
where he worked from 1921 to 1929. comparison of weights was wanted
He had done laboratory work in bac- it was necessary to go to the bother of
teriology and chemistry for three looking back and calculating differ-
years there and had been assistant ences at various points. Roberts has
trainer under Dr. Billik, former Uni- seemingly eliminated all trouble with
versity of Illinois athlete. a graph form where a mean line is
His home is in Illinois and he at- used with the player's weight of each
tended the army medical school at day being registered at a certain point
Washington, D.C. where he topped his above or below the mean.
class in academic work. At West Point Although he gets much satisfac-
his duties were mainly checking over tion out of his work, Roberts takes
athletes every two weeks, an act time out almost every week for a
that has perhaps led to his being so few hours in which he gets more
skilled in bringing injured men back pleasure than at any other time.
into playing condition at Michigan. As stated above Ray is an aviation en-
Worked On Cagle and Wilson thusiast and after going up for the
Such former Army stars as Chris first time last spring Ray has been
Cagle, "Lighthorse" Harry Wilson and learning to fly himself and finds it
Bus Perry found Roberts adept in a great hobby. At present he has
his work and since then Michigan's had 12 hours of solo duty and ex-
stars have benefited by his presence pects to be able to apply for a trans-
in the locker room, port license soon.


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