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VEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 1936


Coach Kipke Is Well Pleased With Spirit Shown In Pi



Hook Recovers
From Injuries
To Lead Drill
Sophomore's Work In
Two Backfield Combines
Is Encouraging
Marzonie Is Injured
Garber Back In Uniform;
'Red' Farmer Works At
Quarterback Post
Still seeking an effective backfield
combination, Coach Harry Kipke yes-
terday sent his gridders through an
offensive scrimmage against a picked
freshmen team, and following the af-
ternoon's workout announced him-
self as well pleased with the results.
"I sure feel a lot better than I did
this time last night," he said. "I
was really feeling low."
Yesterday's session was character-
ized by the pep and spirit shown
when the squad worked out in antici-
pation of the game with the Michigan
State Spartans. But this time it's in
anticipation of the Columbia game,
and the squad was lighthearted in
spite of its three straight setbacks.
It was a rather grim squad that
began its practice on Ferry Field yes-
terday, but as time went on, and the
new plays that Coach Kipke had
handed out to be used against the
Lions began to click, the team pepped
up and 'began to make considerable
yardage against the yearlings.
Hook Stars
Wally Hook, sophomore halfback
from Grand Rapids, was easily the
standout back of the day's practice.
Handicapped thus far this season by
injuries, he showed himself fully re-
covered by getting out in the clear on
three different occasions on touch-
down runs.
Hook's main asset is speed, and
suffering first from a bad ankle, and
then later from a sprained back, he
has been unable up to the present
time to show the from he displayed
in the first scrimmage of the season
Alternating in both backfields that
worked out behind the first string
line, Hook seems almost certain to
make his Varsity debut against Co-
George Marzonie, first string right
guard, was a major casualty of the
day, as he was forced to withdraw
in the middle of scrimmage session
with a leg injury. Trainer Ray Rob-
erts was fearful that it might develop
into a bone bruise, which would pos-
sibly keep him out of Saturday's
Garber Returns
Returning to regular practice for
the first time since he was injured
in the Indiana game was Jesse Gar-
ber, former regular left guard. Gar-
ber received a torn muscle when he
was spiked in the hand during the
game with the Hoosiers, but with the
aid of a fibre board splint he was
back working out in rough contact
For the last three games and
commencing on Saturday, it will
be necessary for the students to
present their student identification
cards with their tickets in order
to gain admittance to the Stadium.
Board in Control of Athletics.
After taking to the air in Monday's
practice session, the Wolverines yes-
terday confined their activities to the
ground. Coach Kipke worked the
men on new plays to add more power

to their running attack and provide a
more deceptive offense to use against
the Eastern invaders.
Indications were that Alex Loiko
was returning to the backfield to
stay. He went through a long punt-
ing drill before the scrimmage ses-
sion, booting the ball out 50 yards on
several occasions. Although he didn't
do any passing in yesterday's scrim-
mage, he did see action in one of the
Varsity backfields, and took his turn
at running with the ball.
Two backfields were used behind
the Varsity line in the clash with the,
freshmen. Those included on the first
set were Tex Stanton at fullback, Bob
Cooper and Johnny Smithers at the
halves and Doug Farmer calling sig-
nals. Stanton took Ced Sweet's post,
while the regular fullback worked out
with the second team.
Barclay Calls Signals
Bill Barclay did the quarterbacking
for the other backfield, with Hook
and Loiko at the halves and Bob
Curren at fullback. The rest of the
backfield candidates received their
workout on the second team which
ran off a scrimmage at the same time
that the Varsity, went through its
offensive workout.
Danny Smick replaced Art Valpey
~ft fovd fnr . he ~nl.ar,'pc,

Big Ten Finds Non-Conference Opposition Harder This Year

'A Jack Of All Trades And Master Of Many'

Gopher Team
Keeps Prestige
With Victories'
Only Three Of 10 Games'
With Outside Foes Won;
Nine Remain

Understudies Cooper

CHICAGO, Oct. 20.-(RP)-Nobody:
is kicking Minnesota's mighty men.
around, but the rest of the Big Ten
is finding the going tougher than us-
ual against non-Conference gridiron
opposition this season.
For years, in addition to slamming
each other around, Big Ten teams
have enhanced the League's prestige
by winning a robust majority of their
engagements with top flight outside
foes. With four weeks of the current
season gone, there is a big deficit to!
be made up before a profit, if any, '
can be shown.
Big Teams Are Tough
While Conference elevens ilave won:
12 out of 19 battles against talent
from outside their own group, only"
three out of 10 with major opponents
resulted in victories. The undefeated Alex Loiko has been .changed
Minnesota legion has accounted for back from the end position he
two of the three victories. The Goph- occupicd at the opening of the
ers conquered Washington, 14 to 7, scason, to his usual backfield post
and downed Nebraska, 7 to 0. Ohio in order that better use may be*
State steam-rollered New York Uni- made of his passing and running
I versity, 60 to 0, for the other victory. ability. His addition to the present
On the other side of the ledger, list of backs will provide a relief
Pittsburgh deflated Ohio State, 6 to 0, combination that will carry plenty
and Nebraska broke even with Big of threat in either running or pass-
Ten competition by coming from be- ing.
hind to defeat Indiana, 13 to 9. South-
ern California whipped Illinois, 24 to
6, to avenge last year's defeat; Van- Joe E. Brown Buys
derbilt trounced Chicago, 34 to 0, Into 'Sport Of Kings'
and Michigan State defeated Michi-
gan, 21 to 7, while Wisconsin was LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 20.-(i)-
beaten by Marquette and Notre Dame,) Joe E. Brown, film comedian, through
12 to 6 and 27 to 0, respectively. his Kentucky agent, Jim Hedaley,
Nine Games Remain in, f+-tnn1-A


Columbia Lions To Roar Against
Michigan Intersectional Record
By RICHARD LA MARCA then went on to really 'click' against
SLions, Pennsylvania's veteran team to gain
A vicious band of Columbia Lina neat 16-6 win.
led by Sid Luckman, sensational ColumbiaI-6Rea.
sophomore back, will attempt to Columbia Is heady
tame Michigan's Wolverines this Sat- However this year both teams will
urday and thus avenge last year's 20- be girding for the Wolverines and
12 defeat. If Columbia wins, they according to past games will be plenty
will also smash Michigan's brilliant tough. Columbia has discovered an
intersectional record of not having All-American find in Luckman who
been beaten since 1926 when Navy Lion fans claim is better than Bar-
turned the trick with a 10-0 victory. abas. Last Saturday the triple threat
The Wolverine's superiority overI sophomore threw four touchdown
intersectional competition for the passes as Coach Little's Lions
past 10 years as based upon seven wins trounced Virginia Military Institute
includes last year's timely wins over last Saturday 38 to 0. In their other
Pennsylvania and Columbia. A 6-6 two tilts Columbia has swamped
tie with Navy in 1928 interrupted Maine and lost to Army.
Michigan supremacy. In 1929 Joe Last Saturday Pennsylvania's
Gembis, present coach at Wayne Uni- Quakers contributed one of the two
versity, enabled Michigan to eke out big upsets of the day when they
a 14-12 victory over a strong Har- toppled an unbeaten Princeton team,
vard team when he came through 7-0, thus snapping the Tiger's win-
with two fine extra point place kicks ning streak at 17 games. It was
for the deciding margin. Yale's victory by the same score the
Beat Harvard previous week that caused the Quak-

From his position at right half, a score of duties fall to the lot of
Johnny Smithers. First and foremost he is a blocking halfback, and it
is in this role that he performs most of the time. In addition, he takes
his regular turn on the throwing and receiving end of Wolverine passes,
and on occasion can carry the ball very effectively. This latter ability
was borne out to a marked degree in the State game three weeks ago
when John slashed off tackle twice for gains of fifteen and twenty-eight
yards. It is very likely that he will be used in all three departments at
various stages of the battle with Lou Little's Lions next Saturday, in an
attempt to bolster the Wolverine atack.

The following year the Wolverines
overcame a field goal by All-Ameri-
can Barry Wood to triumph 6-3 over
the fighting Crimson. It was also
during this time that Harvard boast-
ed of Ben Ticknor, who won All-
American honors as a center in '29
and '30. With the Harvard series
concluded, the Maize and Blue then
swamped Princeton University, 21-0
in 1931 to uphold their gridiron pres-
tige in the East.
It wasn't till 1934 that Michigan
reverted to intersectional games.
However its decision gave Ferris Jen-
nings, Michigan's plucky quarterback,
a chance to gain gridiron fame for it
was the Ann Arbor boy's spectacular
68-yard return of a punt that not
only beat Georgia Tech but also gave
the Wolverines their only victory of
the season. However ever since then
Jennings has been the victim of in-
juries and as the result was forced
to the sidelines last year because of a
concussion and this year has just
returned to action due to a badly
wrenched knee suffered early this
This brings us to last year's bril-
liant Eastern conquests in which the
Wolverines took the roar out of Co-
lumbia's Lions despite Al Barabas and



QUITE A BIT DIFFERENT from the controversial letters that have
appeared in this column during the past two weeks, today's contributor
strikes a welcome note for the team-for the boys themselves. After hearing
some of the cynicism that has replaced on campus loyal support of the
team, this letter from "A 1911 Engineer" starts things in the right direction.
Because after Saturday afternoon it is going to be a horse of a different
color: Michigan is going to win from Columbia.
Mr. George J. Andros, Sports Editor,
Michigan Daily, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Dear Mr. Andros:
I have just returned from witnessing the reception accorded the Michigan
Team at the depot, upon their arrival from Minnesota. How different it was
from the days of yore, when the station platform was not large enough to
accommodate the enthusiastic crowds and when the team was figuratively
carried from the train on many and willing shoulders. I can't believe that
the boys I saw step from the day coach this afternoon have given less
freely of energy, time, bruises, aches and pains than did the boys of yore, and
yet how different the results-and how different must these boys feel deep
down in their own hearts after having given their "all."
Could they b-e blamed if they admitted to themselves, "What's
the use?" The realization of commensurate accomplishments, if
possible, could go a long way toward repaying them for their physical
and mental exertions. Perhaps they are just unfortunate in having
been born too late-or shall I say too early? It must have been ap-
parent to the dozen or so members of the "depot reception committee,"
as it was to me, that these boys were taking it square on the chin, that
they were not getting the nreaks an through no fault of their own.
As a subscriber to The Michigan Daily and a reader of your column,
I note that you have invited a discussion of the so-called Michigan System
as it applies to football. I do not see how discussions on this matter can
alter the fact that eventually any System must survive or fail entirely upon
the results it produces. However I do feel that there is the possibility that
any System may produce successful results at one time and under certain
conditions, while this same System may result in failures at another time and
under other circumstances. Is not the World based upon Progress and
There was a time when the horse and buggy was considered an
efficient system for transportation. Progress and modernization
brought us the Model-T. The world does hot stand still year after
year, waiting for the breaks ,it changes and progresses and takes unto
itself new systems, discarding the old ones as soon as more efficient
ones are discovered. But even now the horse and buggy and the
Model-T are considered efficient in certain localities and under certain
conditions, but as soon as these conditions change so that efficient
results are not obtainable, then the System is changed. If the Michigan
System is not efficient-it will be changed in time.
But while we are trying to make up our minds as to whether the Mich-
igan System is efficient, is producing the results, is the best for our times
and under our conditions-is it fair to the boys who have to take all the hard
knocks? Are they not entitled to more consideration than the Athletic'
Association (who can change their System as soon as receipts drop), the
Coaches (who can take other situations when as and if offered), or the,
Customers (who can refuse their patronage) ?
My heartfelt sympathy is all for the boys themselves, it must look like a
pretty tough break to them.
-A 1911 Engineer.

Nine opportunities for Dook-balanc-
ing purposes remain. Minnesota
meets the University of Texas, North-
western and Ohio State have dates
with Notre Dame, Iowa plays Temple
University, Indiana meets Syracuse,
Purdue tackles Carnegie Tech and
Fordham, while Michigan also meets
two Eastern elevens, Columbia and
The Big Ten rolled up a total of
57 victories against 21 defeats, in
1933, 1934 and 1935. Against major
opposition the count was 31 victories
and 15 defeats. The 1933 campaign
was the most profitable, Conference
teams winning 20 out of 24 contests,
including 11 triumphs and three set-
backs against high ranking opposi-

bought two of the 147 head o breed
stock and yearlings sold at the open-
ing day of the thoroughbred horse
auction at the annual Lexington sales
He paid $2,100 for a bay colt by
High Time-Zunelle, and $1,200 for a
brown filly by St. Henry-Miss Min-
The total first day's receipts were
$155,125, an average of $1,055, more
than a 100 per cent increase over the
opening day of last year's sales.
Last night's high price was $4,600-
paid by Arnold W. Hanger, Rich-
mond, Ky., for a chestnut colt out of
My Tide.
Brown, through the efforts of Jim
Hedley, is building up quite a stable.

Do You Remember When? Or,
Have You Heard About- - - ?

There Was A Day When
The Gopher Gave Way
To The Wolverine
DID YOU EVER hear the story of
the Michigan-Minnesota game
of some years back when the Wol-
verines, clinging to a slender lead,
were backed up on their own goal
line. Minnesota's ball, fourth down
and a yard to go.
The stands were tense, the Gophers
barked signals, and suddenly there
was the Minnesota ball carrier
downed for a ten yard loss, thrown
by a husky Michigan lineman.
The Wolverines punted out of dan-
ger andrwon theball game. In the
locker room after the game they
asked Joe X what he had been think-
ing about while the Gophers were
calling their signals. Joe, a very de-
vout Catholic, replied that he had
prayed to the Virgin Mary to open a
hole so he could get through the
line, and lo his prayers had been
Then the scribes went over to the
Minnesota locker room and asked
the Gophers howthey had let a man
get through the line on such a cru-
cial play. Finally one of the guards
confessed that he had gotten the
signals mixed up and pulled out by
AND THEN THERE was the story
told by one of Michigan's most
ardent and loyal alumni, Fred Mat-
thaei. He said the only time Benny
Oosterbaan ever looked bad was on
the play with which he beat Minne-
sota, 7-6. Matthaei waxed enthus-
iastic as he told how the immortal
Benny had sliced in from his right
end position as Minnesota, leading
6-0, swept around his flank. Benny,
Matthaei maintains, got smacked off

his feet by the Gopher blockers and
was sitting on the ground watching
the play go by when the ball carrier
suddenly fumbled and the ball bound-
ed into Benny's lap. Whereupon Mr.
Oosterbaan calmly got up and raced
70 yards for a touchdown. Michigan
converted and won the game.
The only catch in Mr. Matthaei's
story and one that caused him no end
of embarrassment was that Oooster-
baan always played left end.
* * *
AND while still on the subject of
Minnesota, the moving pictures
of Saturday's game reveal just why it
is the Gophers can keep their holes
open for seconds at a time-open so
long that a back can fumble the ball,
pick it up, look around a while and
then gain ten yards.
On almost every play, Minnesota
was guilty of holding. The line man
would charge and then twine their
legs and arms around as many Mich-
igan players as possible, thus ef-
fectually keeping them out of the
play until the whistle. And if you
want to see some scientific clipping,
take a look at those same pictures.
Those Gophers have clipping down to
a science.

Mike Jaeobs Signs
New Middleweight
NEW YORK, Oct. 20.-({P)-Mike
Jacobs, who made a fortune with Joe BY McGREGOR
Louis, is getting ready to reap an- SUEDES -
Lother harvest of gold with the good Retailing $8.50 - $10.50 - $12.50
right ,hand of Young Harry Balsamo, All Colors - All Styles
the new middleweight sensation.
Since the former subway brakeman LEATHER -
deftly polished off Eric Seelig with a$150-120
startling one-round knockout last
week to place himself definitely, on Others Retailing-
the list of title contenders, offers for $5.50 - $6.50 - $7.50
his services have poured in from every
direction. WOOL REEFERS
Even the far west, where Freddie WOOL JACKETS
Steele, rule of the 160-pound divi- $6.50 to $10.00
sion, makes his headquarters, is bid-
ding for a glimpse of the lad whose
hitting power is compared to that of The Downtown Store
the Brown Bomber. Jacobs, who tied For Michigan Men
Louis to a long term contract the
moment the Negro showed signs of
developing into a box office attrac-
tion, has done the same with Bal-
samo. r" e ve t# 3,'Se gain
For the next five years the Italian 309 SOUTH MAIN
will do all his fighting for Jacobs. I

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Kappa Nu 6, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Phi Kappa Psi 19, Delta Sigma Phi
Chi Psi 17, Kappa Sigma 4.
Sigma Alpha Mu 7, Lambda Chi
Apha 5.

Paul Keeler, two year letterman on
the swimming team, broke his ankle
yesterday and was taken to the hos-
pital. No report has been received
as to his condition.

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