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Weather Again Wolverines Have Punters And Speicher Wins
Keeps Varsity Passers; Need Fewer Prayersi National Title
N in e Indoors By STEWART FITCH more bullet-like ball than Harmon, Captain Climaxes lBrilliaiii
Coach Fritz Crisler may or may but the Gary lad can throw themTrCStig Creer
Squad Is Given A Brisk not resort to prayer as a means to- way out when a long gain is the order '~edi~Cre
ward winning football games but he of the moment. Paul Kromer is an- John Speicher, co-captain of the1
Workout; Teau Goes has all of the other ingredients neces- other of the gridders who can't be Varsity wrestling team, topped off a,
South On Friday sary for the use of the ancient, Wol- counted out when passing is men- brilliant three-year career Saturday
verine "punt, pass and pray" system. tioned. night at Lancaster, Pa., when he won
With only three practice days re- Of punters Crisler has enough to Among those not out for spring the National A.A.U. wrestling chain-
maining, before his squad embarks make any coach grin with satisfac- practice are Freddie Trosko, who bore pionship in the 118 pound class.
on the southern trip, Coach Ray tion. His kicking department is pos- the brunt of the passing attack last In the finals, Speicher defeated
Fisher was hoping for a quick turn in sessed not only with quantity but season, and Tex Stanton who tossed ale Hanson of Minnesota, one of his
the weather so as to give his Var- with quality well, a few short ones from his fullback DaltHasn of Meota ,
sot aslit aswel victims in the recent Big Ten Meet,
sity nine the benefit of more outdoor Plenty of Passers Out post in previous seasons. by a referee's decision. Previously he
work. There are others on the squad who befeee C. cision PreJersy he
In aditonther shuldbe nimay b caled ponto sarethedefeated C. B. Tallman of Jersey City,
Once again confined to the batting In addition, there should be no may be called upon to share the and George Quinn of Baltimore in
cages, each of the leading hurlers lack of first-rate passers to add an passing duties but these mentioned early matches, and C. Parks of the
were given a short but brisk workout aerial attack to the Varsity offensive will probably assume the major share ersitysof North Carolina in the
against the Varsity batsmen. Danny next fall. ,of what aerial work is done next fall. Unversit round.
Smick showed that his arm was deft- At least two of Crisler's charges Even More Punters Bill Combs, one of the outstandingt
nitely in shape, as he mixed his fas't stand out in both departments. Fresh- ; In the punting department even of this year's freshman wrestling crop.
ball with his tricky under-arm throw, man Tom Harmon and Junior Dave more of the gridders fit into the pic- was entered in the 158 pound class;
while Herm Fishman, Burt Smith, Strong, who will be remembered fo'.I ture. Aside from Harman and Strong but failed to make much headway,
Russ Dobson, and Ed Andronik also his work against Michigan while there are a lot of veterans on hand losing two preliminary encounters.
took turns on the mound. playing for the Illini two years ago, who can put plenty of toe to the The Tulsa, Okla.- yearling had just
Among the younger flingers, Bruce can both throw and kick the pigskin pigskin. Norm Purucker, John Kin- recovered from a recent illness and
Randall, stocky sophomore southpaw, with the best of them. sey, Fred Trosko, Elmer Gedeon and was definitely out of condition.
showed improved form, as his curve Strong Is Strong Harry Mulholland of last year's Var- Oklahoma A. and M., which re-
broke sharply to fool the Varsity For short passing, Strong perhaps sity will all be available. cently won its ninth National Col-
hitters. has the edge for he throws a flatter, Strong kicks a consistently long I legiate title continued its winning
The change back from the sunlight high ball and Harmon boots them streak and took the A.A.U. team
to indoor lighting did not prove par- long but has a tendency to slice the championship. "Two-Bits" Myers of
ticularly troublesome to the hitters. * ball frequently. Purucker will be re-Iwhoplaced second in the
Elmer Gedeon showed real power dur- 1 12est membered for his fine kicking under Indiana, hon and in the
fal's ils. 12pounddvso and Gustafson of
ing his turn in the cage, while Walt pressure in several of last fall'st . Minnesota, who won the heavy-
Peckinpaugh and Fred Trosko also LAUGH Mulholland Ranks High weight division, were the only other
hit well. ii ~ "''~~Mulholland, a reserve last year, Big Ten men to make outstanding
A snappy session in the sliding pit, t__--- ranks high among the kickers but performances.
underthe direction of Roger Peckin-RAYa lack of speed and drive kept him
paugh, topped off the workout. RAY COURTRIGHT from a regular fullback post. He has
Weather permitting a practice Michigan Golf Coach 'been shifted to the wing-back posi- Cappon Visits His Old
game will be held this afternoon, with It happened at the Bay View Coun- tion this year. Gedeon was pulled U ts In Ann A ,ror
the possibility that the squad list for try Club in Petoskey a few years ago. out of the line to kick last fall when
the trip will be announced after the One of the members brought a husKy the other booters failed to get them
game. friend, a baseball player with a slug- !off consistently but with other good Franklin C. (Capps) Cappon,
ging reputation, out to the club. The booters on hand may not be moved former Michigan basketball coach
There will be an important meex- newcomer, who had never played Trosko, who spear-headed the Var- and present.assistant to Tad Weiman
ing of all men now out for fresh- golf before, figured that there wasn't sity attack last year is a better than atPreto afternoon,the said held House
nan track at 4:30, today in Yost much difference between hitting a average punter but will probably not' yesterday tntd stated thate was
Field House. baseball and a golf ball, and he ue- do much in that department this old friends, and sae thst
Ken Doherty. zan to kid his friend about it. I year. Kinsey too is a good pnuter, "very hm in hiswne k poitio
but, like Mulholland, lacks the run- Cmw
He didn realize apparently nin ability that might stamp him as spring vacation at Princeton, will, re-
- that in golf the left hand guides eg . turn Monday for the resumption of
tide swing of a righthander; in a Wheher the Wolverines will enlist !spring football practice. He. xs' the
Af terall, trIecono baseball it's the right. In fact, the aid of the Almighty or not wilt new backfield mentor as well as head
Afe 7 Iu le wswir grof a imsftha le n thether ofthe Wlvihterin willitsrgfobalpcie.H islh
be was so sure of himself that le robably depend on the situation, but basketball coach during the winter
I . - Iet his host $10 he could hit the i any case one can expect to see Cappon declined to comment on
lty clothes-or l kind- golf ball a mile. My friend gave plenty of "plunt and pass." the Princeton grid prospect stating
him three wings to try. Fthat "it was much too early .to fdr

Peckinpaugl Says Big Leagues
Are LookingMore To Colleges
By BUD BENJAMIN Last year, 45 college teams saw the
College baseball is assuming a movie, which is used both for its clin-
greater and more important role in ical and entertainment value. It f
the eyes of the big leagues, Roger shows the leading American League
Peckinpaugh, playe majors for 20 years, declared players of all positions, shots of last
t1erday. year's world series, and emphasizes
yesterday'fundamentals in slow motion.
"The colleges are really cutting in
on the sandlots," Peckinpaugh de- Queried as to his choice for the
Glared. "It's chiefly due to the bet- American League flag this year, Peck-
ter facilities and the better coaching inpaugh unhesitatingly stated:
which the colleges can afford." "I'll take the Yanks barring the
"You have a great advantage in unforseen. Last year they were far
being able to use equipment like superior, to any other club in the
that," he continued, pointing to the league, and unless they lose some of
I hazt,"d their stars by injuries, they should
Field Ilouse maze of nets inside of'1
which players were engaged in bat- win.
ting and fielding drill. "Also, you have I"I'm not too familiar with the Na-
better coaching. Former big leaguers; tional League," he continued, "but
like Ray here, Joe Judge at George- they tell me the Giants will repeat."
town, Wally Roettger of Illinois, Max
Bishop at Navy, and others give the
college man the best training pos-
sible." Spring Vacation B
"Right now, the college quota in
the big leagues is about 40 per centP Q iLWA
and it's increasing every year. The
scouts are watching the colleges muchAV
more closely these days."AND lAVE MON]
Shows Baseball Film
Peckinpaugh, who showed the TIME AND TROT
American League baseball picture
"Batter Up" to a group of varsity,
freshmen, and high school players in allcall for your trunks an
the Ann Arbor High School Audi-' all cities and principal towns-
the A Arbornigh School audi train-deliver them at rates as
torium last night, visited baseball you can express collec, you kin
practice yesterday afternoon. Don- yu can exprehundred er ek

Walter, Michigan's regular third
baseman, has a major league back-
ground in practically every phase of
the game. From 1913 to 1920, he
was a member of the New York
I Yankees, as was Fisher during this
period. In 1921,. he shifted to Wash-
ington, played short stop on the two
pennant winners of 1924 and 1925,
and left in 1926.
Is Ex-Indian Chief
d From 1928 to 1933, he was manager
. of the Cleveland Indians. Since that
n time, he and Lew Fonseca, another
g former big leaguer, have been show-
- ing the American League film
throughout the country.

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The ball was well teed and the
slugger took a driver and got set.'
T-Three times he took his vicious cut.
Three times he whiffed, the clubI
passing a good foot above the ball.
The chagrined ball player put down
the club, paid his $10, and gave us
all a good laugh.
Ontly Barrr To (olf
Record Is Earthquake
Even before the golf season begins.
1 he Michigan Varsity is sure to break
at least one record 'no matter what
else happens. About all that can
prevent the fact is an earthquake,
and that's doubtful.
The record--that the golf team will
play more matches in the seven week
season than did any other golf team
in the history of the University. At+
least 19 scheduled meets will be the
squad's and perhaps one or two more.,
This tops previous years by at least
six.
The coming southern trip, which
will take the golfers to six schools be--
low the Mason-Dixon line, affords the
margin over previous years.

Cole Wi's Campus
ymnasticCow
In one of the closest meets in re-
cent years Joe Cole, veteran gymnast.
won the All-Campus gymnastic title
from defending champion Bob Mai.s-
field by garnering 454 out of a pos-
sible 601D points.
Close on his heels came Mansfield
and Ted Eunson, sensational fresh-
man performer.
In winning the title Cole took two
first, two seconds and one third.
Eunson took two firsts and
one second, and Mansfield one first
and one second.
In the elementary division George
San i won out over Doug Lyttle by the
close margin of two points.
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