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March 29, 1938 - Image 3

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New Coaching Staff Greets 85 Gridders At First Spring


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First Workout
Under Crisler
Is Brisk, Long
All Departments Of Game
Are Stressed As Squad
Practices In Groups
The Spring football training period
was officially ushered in yesterday
afternoon as 85 gridders trotted on
Ferry Field for the first practice ses-
sion under Coach "Fritz" Crisler and
his staff.
The initial workout was conducted
with clock-like precision and at the
end of the two-hour session almost
every department of the game had
been featured.
A large group of newspapermen
and photographers as well as a crowd
of over 200 interested bystanders were
on hand to witness the first practice
under the new coaching regime. Both
the squad and the coaching staff
were photographed from every angle
by the large corps of cameramen.
Stiff Tackling Drill Featured
After a brief warm-up drill, the
squad was put through an intensive
tackling session which rivalled in
stiffness any seen in mid-season here-
tofore. The tackles were strictly of
the "lift-em-up and slam-em-down"
variety and the gridders were kept at
it until they produced results.
Another drill which drew the at-
tention of all on the sidelines was the
charging dwn the field under punts
to which was added a competitive ele-
ment. The squad was divided as to
position and as each line charged
down under punts, Crisler picked the
fastest three of the crew and yelled
their names to End Coach Campbell
Dickson who recorded them on a
chart to be used for reference in each
Squad Kept Separated
For the most part, the practice was
conducted in groups with backs under
Backfield Coach Earl Martineau, ends
under Dickson and linemen under
Line Coach Clarence Munn.
After the practice, Coach Crisler
indicated that the sessions will con-
tinue to be conducted in groups until
each player is thoroughly schooled in
the play of his individual position.
Only then will the men be put to-
gether in elevens.
A great deal of new equipment was
put in use yesterday. Blocking and
tackling dummies especially were vey
much in evidence. Crisler favors the
use of dummies rather than live
"bait" until the squad gets the block-
ing technique down pat. An unre-
sisting, unshifting object is necessary,
he feels, in order that the player learn
proper timing and become accus-
tomed to charge with head up and
eyes open. .
Backs Will Charge Low
Even this early in the training pe-
riod, Martineau is making sure that
his backs will charge low. He rigged
up an apparatus in which two man-
agers stretched a rope between them
approximately four feet off the
ground then sent his men charging
beneath it in groups of three at
top speed.
The backfield candidates were by
far the more numerous with some
50 men reporting for the four posi-
tions while about 35 were working
under Munn in the line group and the
remainder seeking end berths under
the tutelage of Dickson.
Questioned at the close of the prac-
tice session, Crisler stated that he was
at least certain of one thing, that "the
squad has a long way to go." He
seemed satisfied with the weight of
the squad but indicated that much
more speed will have to be developed
before the first game rolls around
next fall.
Today's practice as well as those of
subsequent sessions will feature
blocking and tackling, much of which

will be taught through the use of
the new dummp apparatus erected at
Ferry Field.
Vander Velde Wins
Campus Swim Meet
Taking firsts in two out of the three
events, Henry VanderVelde, Grad.,
won the All-Campus swimming medal
in the meet held at the I-M pool last
In the 50-yard free style race,
VanderVelde lead all the way, win-
ning the event at :26.5. Roy Heath,
'39 was second, Franklin Northrup,
'41E, third.
VanderVelde beat out Bob Bret-
land, '39, and Ted Saxe, '40, in the
75-yard medley race. His time in
this event was :52.6.
Northrup churned his way to an
easy win in the 50-yard back stroke,
coming in far ahead of Bretland and
Howard Marschak, '41E. Northrup's
time was :34.5.
-All other events were called off be-
cause of insufficient entries.

Jubilant Nctators May Defend Their
National Title in Home Pool Next Year

Still rejoicing over their hair- Absent from the tank, however, was
breadth capture of the National swim one who became for the first time in
championship, Michigan's hearty nat- his career an "unsung hero." That
ators today learned that they may latter was and is Toni Haynie. Coach
defend their coveted crown next year
in no other waters than those 'of the;
I-M pool.
.Coach Matt Mann did not commit
himself beyond saying that he
hoped" the meet would be held here
next year, but it was said in many
sources that the possibility of Mich-
igan playing host in 1939 is far.
stronger than that.
Jubilation prevailed in the I-Mk
tank yesterday as the natators, still
tired from the hectic week-end battle,
worked out leisurely.>

winning relay team; last year he won
both individual races.
"Haynie" Mann started out, "was
perfect." "He did more than win his
races: he lost them so that he could
do better in a more vital race-the
400-yard relay. Tom had an awful
cold. Before the 440 we talked things
over, and Tom knew that if he won
the quarter mile he would have to
work plenty hard. We decided that
he would start out to win, and then
at the half-way mark make up his
mind as to what to do."
Haynie did that. At the 300-yard
mark, Tom was in second place, and
Macionis a great finisher was a close!
third. "Haynie looked at me," Mann
said, "and I told him to turn off the
heat." He took a poor third, it is true,
but had plenty left for the last relay,
and the meet depended on that." Tom
turned in a :52.8 hundred in the relay,
but one tenth of a second less than
Kirar did winning the century.
"And that is the inside story of
Haynie's achievement in this year's
meet," Matt concluded. "Haynie won't
be the "outstanding swimmer" in the
papers, but to me and the boys, he
couldn't be better"

Varsity Shows
Regulars Blast Out 20-2
Win Over Seconds
The previously dormant bats of
Michigan's baseball team woke up
with a vengeance yesterday afternoon
as the regulars blasted out 17 con-
vincing hits and took advantage of
some sloppy second team fielding to
overwhelm the subs 20 to 2 in seven
Meanwhile Ed Andronik, Burt
Smith, and Dan Smick held the sec-
onds to three hits as the varsity
flashed their best form of the year
to rout their squad rivals.
The regulars combed the offeings
of Jack Barry and Ralph Bittinger,
sophomore hurlers, unmercifully and
continued the barrage on veteran
Herm Fishman to score in every in-
Walter Peckinpaugh, Elmer Ged-
eon, Bob Campbell, and Forest Eva-
shevski led the varsity hitting with
three bingles apiece, while Earl Smith
got two of the second stringer's three
Gedeon's clouting was a cheering
note, the husky junior having failed
to hit as predicted in previous prac-
tices. '

Kelley Perseveres I
And Finally Wins
Race From Elmer
Since Stan Kelley started hurdling,
he has had two primary ambitions.
One was to beat Bob Osgood in a race,
the other, to beat Elmer Gedeon.
Last Friday in Cleveland; Kelley
realized one of his ambitions and only
a bad break kept him from making
it a possible double triumph. In a 50

Matt Mann was the speaker, a prompt
one, too, when someone asked, "What
was the matter with Haynie." (Tom
took a second in the 220, a third in
the quarter mile, and swam on the
J.C.C. Postpones
Benefit Fight Carda

yard exhibition high hurdles race, The Junior Chamber of Commerce
Stan defeated Gedeon in 6:4, two- has announced that their Fresh Air
tenths of a second faster than the Boxing Show, originally planned for
high school record still held by Ged- April 5, has been postponed until
eon. Osgood was scheduled to run in after spring vacation. The definite
the same race, but his job kept him date will probably be set-for April 20.-
away. In addition to the Siegel-Michaels,
Kelley Fulfills Hope Underhill-Spector, Young-DeMarco,
Great things were predicted for and Beyer-Levine bouts which were
Stan Kelley when he first reported' announced previously, the commit-
for track at Lakewood High in tee has matched Ray Mason with
Cleveland a few years back. Since Tommy Orr and George Conley with
then Stan has fulfilled his early Miles Lihn.
promise, but from the start the breaks Mason is a former Golden Gloves
kept him from the glory due him. featherweight king who is expected to
First, Lakewood fans were a bit re- give this half of the Orr brothers
luctant to . forget Bob Osgood who combination a stiff battle. Conley is
had just completed a brilliant career. a former U. of M. student and local
Then, in another -section of the welterweight champion having won
city, a young man named Elmer the title by virtue of an upset victory
Gedeon was running the hurdles. over Miles Underhill in the 1937
During their high school days, the tourney.
pair met several times and Gedeoni
was always the victor by the narrow-
est of margins. On one occasion, the Croucher's Four Bingles
state outdoor meet, Kelley actually Lead Tigers To 8-2 Win
broke the record for the 120 yard dis-'
tance, but Gedeon preceded him over LAKELAND, Fla., March 28.-(P)-
the line by an inch or two. The Detroit Tigers defeated the Bos-
Stan Creeps Up ton Bees 8 to 2 in an exhibition base-
Since coming to Michigan Kelley ball game here today.
has found himself in virtually the Elden Auker toiled the first six in-I
same predicament. In ,the indoor nings and held Boston scoreless with
meets he showed steady improvement his baffling underhand delivery. He
and narrowed the gap between the gave up but five scattered hits. Short-
two almost every time they ran, but stop Frank Croucher made four hits
still kept running second to Gedeon. in as many trips.;
Like their previous meeting, the The Tigers go to Clearwater Tues-
outcome of Friday's race was a matter day to resume their feud with the
of a few inches. Brooklyn Dodgers.

Pink And Trosko Combination
Out To Heckle Regulars Again,

Those two irrepressible sophomore
scrappers-Charley Pink and Freddie
Trosko-are job hunting again.
Came the spring, and this midget
duo joined Coach Ray Fisher's base-
ball team as outfield candidates. To-
day they have definitely earned their
place among the first five of Fisher's
outfielders, and their promise has,
some of the older hands worrying.
It's old stuff for Charley and Fred-'
die. As basketball candidates this
winter, they kept the old guard con-
stantly stepping in the job race.
They're out for first team diamond
berths now and mean to get them.
The Trosko-Pink combine knows how
to plug.
Take Freddie for example. In
football, despite his slight build, he
won a starting berth in the early
games ahead of more experienced
and bigger competitors. In basket-
ball, he came up unexpectedly at the
tail end of the season to rank as one
of the squad's first subs.
Pink, a great little competitor, also
forged ahead of the basketball field
and played a sparkling game
throughout the season.
The two are not rookies in the
strict sense of the baseball termi-
nology. Both have ample high school
and amateur experience behind them

and know their diamond ropes. Both
have that intangible something
known as fight which makes for suc-
cess. In short, Charley and Freddie
have the brackground.
Besides his high school ball, Pink
played on the Pittenger American
Legion post team in Detroit. As a
member .of this aggregation, which
went to the regional finals before
meeting defeat; Charley hit well over
.300, fielded with finesse, and flashed
a good' throwing arm.
Trosko, who matriculated at Flint
High School, and doubled in scho-
lastic and amateur ball, hit in the
.330 bracket for two seasons and de-
veloped a remarkable whip.
Charley bats and throws from the
left side, while Trosko reverses the
procedure in both.
Pink to date has shown a slight
edge in hitting, while Trosko's field-
ing and throwing have been slightly
Right now, not even Fisher could
state which one-if either-will play.
Michigan should have a good out-
field this year, and it's a safe predic-
tion to say that the Pink-Trosko im-
petus will be felt-either actively or
passively. With a couple of guys like
Charley and Freddie plugging away,
whoever's in there will have to have
the stuff. They'll need it!


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