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Y, NOV,010;194.6

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Varsity Gets New Plays For Saturday's Wildcat Game

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Bad Ankle May
Keep Patanelli
From Starting
Varsity Is Given Intensive
Drills On New Running
And PassingPlays
Running through a light drill with
intensive work on new passing and
running plays, the Varsity football
players yesterday began a week of
concentrated effort towards perfect-
ing an attack that may accomplish
what the Wisconsin Badgers narrowly
missed doing last Saturday, upsetting
the nation's leaders, the Northwest-
ern Wildcats, when they invade Ann
Arbor Saturday.
Most disquieting factor in the Wol-
verine camp was the announcement
by team physicians that Captain Matt
Patanelli may not be able to start
against the Purple. A badly sprained
ankle, that kept him out of the great-
er part of the game against the Quak-
ers, confined him to the sidelines to-
day while Art Valpey and Elmer Ged-
eon alternated at his flanking posi-
tion.
Ritch' On Sidelines
Equally serious was the charlie
horse suffered by Stark Ritchie in
the Pennsylvania game. He, too, was
kept on the sidelines while Wallie
Hook received the attention of the
coaches, as it appeared that he would
assume the wingback's duties for the
greater part of the Wildcat game.
Bob Cooper, number one man at
the injury jinxed position, ran
through a short workout, but took
no part in the signal drills. His arm
is still weak, and it appears that his
only chance of seeing action again
will be in the final game of the sea-
son against Ohio State.
Two more changes in the lineup
appeared imminent as the regulars
ran through their practice while the
reserves were scrimmaging on the
Ferry Field gridiron. George Mar-
zonie, fully recovered from a badly
bruised leg that has bothered him fo
the past two weeks, is again the regu-
lar at right guard, and Forrest Jor-
dan has displaced Earle Luby and
Jim Lincoln at right tackle.
Kipke Grooming Line
Dutch VandeWater and Jack
Brennan will undoubtedly see action
against the Wildcats, as will Fred
Ziem, who started at right guard
against the Quakers. But Coacl-
Harry Kipke is grooming that side o
the line as a result of Coach Wallie
Weber's warning that the left side o
the Purple line is the strongest
Yesterday's scrimmage for the re-
serves was the only rough worl
planned for the squad this week by
Coach Kipke, outside of the usua:
blocking and tackling drills in grour
practice. Coach Weber, who has
scouted Northwestern in its last thre
games, will direct his freshmen in a
dummy scrimmage against the Var-
sity today when the regulars receive
their first glimpse of the Wildcat of-
fense
Perry Joins
Professional
Tennis Ranks
NEW YORK, Nov. 9.-()-Fre
Perry swapped glory for gold today
The world's outstanding amateur ten-
nis player for the past three years
quit simon pure ranks cold for a sal-
aried career-and thus took the ste
that might very well restore both the
U. S. singles title and the Davis Cup
to the United States.
The 27-year-old Briton, winner of

the British and American titles three
times each and stalwart defender of
the Davis Cup for England, cast his
lot with Frank Hunter and Howard
Voshell, a pair of former "first ten'
luminaries, who are making their
promotorial debuts with Perry as the
principal offering.
Hunter, spokesman of the twosome
which is backed by a syndicate of New
York sportsmen, announced that Per-
ry, the lanky Ellsworth Vines and two
other professionals, probably the vet-
eran "Big Bill" Tilden and George

Dead Grid Captain,
Hurt Court Leader
Mourned At Ibutler
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 9.--/P)-
This was theday Butler University
students- intended to celebrate the
winning of a third straight IndianaI
conference football championship but
instead of cheers there was only sor-I

Uricek Fields 1.000;
Too Good For Betters

Frosh-Phys Ed
Grid HopefulsI

Yost Label's Murray's Punting
As The Finest I've Ever Seen'

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row on the local campus.
Spero Costas, 21, of Canton, Ill.,1
captain and quarterback of the foot-
ball team, is dead and Arthur Cos-
grove, 25, of Indianapolis, captain of
the basketball team, is in a criticall
condition in a hospital here with a
fractured skull-victims of separatel
automobile accidents which occurred!
Saturday night within a few hours of
the other.
Shortly after Costas had directed
his team to a 41 to 0 victory over
Valparaiso to clinch the conference
championship, he and his brother
George, 19, a member of the fresh-
man gridiron squad; Inman Blackaby,
20, junior fullback on the varsity
squad; Melvin Vandermeer, 19, an-
other freshman team member, all of
Canton and H. Wayne Trulock, 23, of
Indianapolis, started to Canton.
At Crawfordsville their automobile
failed to make a curve, turned over
twice and crashed into a large tree.
Spero Costas was killed instantly.
George Costas and Trulock suffered
skull fractures and are in a critical
condition. Blackaby and Vander-
meer were cut and bruised.

Maybe it's just plain ordinary luckI
and maybe it's skill, but whatever Clash Nov. 19 By CARL GERSTACKER
t is Steve Uricek, Varsity baseball
,tar, has it. j Yesi, Murray's punting in the
In the weekly football pools formed! The 1936 edition of the freshmen Pennsylvania game, was one ofthe
by certain groups that use the Union football squad will culminate its sea- finest exhibitions that I have ever
billiard room as a habitat, Steve has son Thursday, Nov. 19, with the an-sI
called two winners so far this sea- nual game between the Physical Ed- H. Yost yesterday. "And his kicking
son for a nice little profit. In the 1 ucation and freshmen elevens, Coach was doubly effective because of the
first one he won it was ordinary luck Wally Weber announced yesterday. finereturns that Elverson made of
for he drew a ticket out of a hat The game will take place at Ferry Sweet's kicks."
with a football game on it. Field at 4 p.m., and all fans are cor- With those words, Mr. Yost really
It won the pot having low score dially invited to attend. uttered a mouthful for Francis Mur-
for the week. The second win came Present indications seems to show ray's punting last Saturday will prob-
in the last Michigan-Pennsylvania that the Physical Education frosh ably go down in history as one of the
game when he picked Penn to take will have a decided advantage in greatest performances ever put on in
Michigan and the sum total of the backfield strength. In Fred Trosko a major game.
Scores of both teams to be 35. they have one of the best backs in the Murray punted eight times, aver-
University, and there are several oth- aging 40 yards a try which in itself is
Hockey Team Starts ers who have shown much promise. a good piece of work. But the great-
The regular frosh on the other est feature of this exhibition was the
Practice By Nov. 21 hand boast of a better defensive team, fact that he kicked his first five punts
and the result of the game will de- out of bounds within the Michigan
pend on whether their superior line 12-yard line and had his sixth downed
Varsity hockey practice will begin can stop Trosko and the other backs on the Wolverine's three-yard stripe.
by ,,r.y N..21,wn 'he Un;- of the Physical Education team. His first six punts stopped on the

Ohio stadium with a 19-0 victory in
1922, Francis Murray's performance
will stand out in the annals of Michi-
gan football games as one of the
greatest jobs of kicking ever done.
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versity Coliseum, when Coach Eddie
Lowrey will start the preseason drills
that will lead up to another strenuous
schedule.
In addition to the games listed for
Big Ten competition, officials are hot
on the trail of several first class ex-
hibition series. For the past several
years, MacMaster University, at Ham-
ilton, Ont., the London Athletic Club,
and the Chatham A.C. have been
guests of the Varsity squad here in
Ann Arbor.

yThe PRESS ANGLE
By GE.ORGE&.1. ANIDROS

Yearling Court
Candidates Cut
To 40_Players
Team Enters Second Week
Of Drills; Squad Is Not
As Large As Last Year
Forty out of 50 aspirants reporting
at the initial call remain on the
freshman basketball squad following
the first cut announced by Coach Ray
Fisher after more than a week's prac-
tice.
Many of the players look promising
in all phases of the game, but it is
hard to tell at this stage just how
the different candidates stack up.
Although the number of men turn-
ing out was a great deal less than the
80 that came out last year, Coach
Fisher feels that comparative ability
is about equal. He expects to form
at least one good team from the
freshmen he has on hand.
Cuts in the roster will continue to
be made at frequent intervals until
Varsity practice starts. At that time
Fisher hopes to have between 10 and
15 freshmen scrimmaging the Var-
sity. For the next two weeks until'

two, three, four, six, 11 and 12-yard
markers and another was downed by
Hauze. The only one that Stark
Ritchie got a chance to run back was
the one that Murray kicked from his
one-yard line at the beginning of
the second half. Stark returned this
boot 14 yards to give Michigan a
grand total of 14 yards return of
punts or an average of 1.75 yards per
kick.
Lew Elv.erson, on the other hand,
nullified a great deal of the effective-
ness of some very good kicking by Ced
Sweet by returning his punts 122
yards or an average of 13.5 yards a
punt. Ced turned in a 35-yard av-
erage for himself which was very
stellar booting when you consider the
fact that three-fourths of his kicks
were from the end 'zone.
Just before the game, a Philadel-
phia newspaper came out with a
story on the lack of good punting at
Penn and the fact that Michigan
teams had always been noted for
excellence in this department. We're
still pretty well satisfied with our
punting as handled by Ced Sweet but
with the possible exception of Coach
Harry Kipke's punting against Ohio
State when Michigan opened the
Lambda Chi Takes
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A.G.K. Brown Charges-
HE 1936 Olympic Games and their
attendant controversies have been
forgotten for another couple of years
at least, but in view of the criticisms
and comments that took up thou-
sands of inches in American newspa-
pers last summer it is still interesting
to hear what other countries thought
of the big Nazi show.
Coach Matt Mann of the Var-
sity swimming team brought back
from his recent trip to England a
clipping quoting from an article
by A.G.K. Brown, the great quar-
ter-miler who was second behind
America's Archie Williams at Ber-
lin.
No comment on the words of the
crack British runner is necessary, I
think; his words speak for them-
selves. The clipping from one of the
large English dailies follows:
"Mr. A.G.K. Brown, the Cambridge
Athletic President, who was second in
the 400 meters at the Olympic Games,
in a very out-spoken article in the
'Granta,' a university journal, says:
' One thing ought to be said
without reserve: that the Berlin
crowd was probably the most un-
pleasant one before which ath-
letes have had the misfortune
to compete. When the head of a
state sets the example by ap-
plauding only competitors from
his own nations, the people may
find it difficult to be well man-
nered.
"'To keep runners waiting on their
marks while you sing not only your
national anthem, but your party song
as well, in honor of the quick-firing
pistol champion, may be put down as
over-enthusiasm. But on the after-
noon when Jack Lovejack breaks the
world's record for the 1,500 meters,'
to reserve your largest roar of ap-
plause for an unfortunate Swede, who
happens to conclude the javelin
throwing competition with a moderate
effort, because it'means your com-
patriot has won, and to hoot and
whistle American competitors in the
pole vault because you want their
colored Japanese rivals to win-all
this deserves stronger language.
"'The fact is that some of us
went to Berlin with the mistaken
idea that we were going to watch
JOHN HENRY LEWIS WINS
LONDON, Nov. 9.-(AP)-John Hen-
ry Lewis, Phoenix, Ariz., easily dis-
posed of the challenge for his light
heavyweight championship offered by
Len Harvey tonight when he battered

or take part in a sports meeting:
instead we were treated to a
piece of political propaganda'."
Concerning Jesse Owens
IT SEEMS that I was wrong above
t! hen I said that the last Olympics
had for the most part been forgotten
in this country. The editors of The
Saturday Evening Post remember the
games well enough to devote a rela-
tively goodly-sized portion of last
week's issue of their magazine to an
article by Larry Snyder, Ohio State
University's track coach, entitled
"My Boy Jesse." I just now had my
attention called to the piece and I
read it immediately.
I have heard many comments
pro and con on Larry Snyder
in general since first I began to
see the light on Michigan and
Big Ten athletics. And now I do
not know what to think of this
very interesting article by the
Buckeye coach.
Is it a case of 'sour grapes?' Is it
egotism? Is it unwarranted self-
importance? Or is it true sincerity of
feeling mixed with a great deal of
pent-up emotion finding an outlet for
the first time? I wish I knew the
answer.
Larry minces no phrases as he
tells the story of the past Olym-
piad as the Games affected Jesse
Owens, Ohio State's winner of
four first-place medals at Berlin.
Ile tells many things I have
wanted to know since early Aug-
ust. He gives his readers a deeper
insight into the makeup of the
great Owens. He takes another
series of deep cuts into the work-
ings of the much-attacked A.A.U.
And he does assume a good deal
of credit for the success of the
"Ebony Antelope."
What sort of a man Larry Snyder
is, I still don't know. (And I wish I
did). But his article is one every
sports fan should read.
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workouts and scrimmages will be held victory over Kappa Nu yesterday in
at the Waterman gym the first four an overtime period, and Delta Sigma
nights of the week. Pi whipped Phi Kappa Tau, 6-0, in the
As soon as the grid season ends ap- first round playoffs of the Intramural
proximately 20 more freshmen from second division speedball tourney.
the Phys. Ed football team and the Lambda Chi forced the game into an
regular freshmen team will augment overti.me when McCloud booted a goal
the squad. in the final seconds of the last quar-
In the nightly sessions Coach Fish- ter. "Rog" Bradley put the game on
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or less free rein in order to work the extra period.
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and passing. Short 15 minute games in taking Phi Kappa Tau's measure
are held so that every man may have in a tilt that was slow and rough but
a chance to display his merits. with relatively little scoring.
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