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By IRVIN LISAGOI_____
B GOTTLEIB, .sports editor of fullback post it should be difficult
The Daily Northwestern, gra- for the Wolves to score through the
ciously exchanged columns with me first string line. The last of the!
for today. This is his slant on the Purple standouts is Bernie Jefferson,
Wolverine-Wildcat fracas tomorrow. colored halfback. Jefferson is easily
the most improved player on the
Tomorrow Holds Kvey . . . ,Waldorf squad. Proof of this is his
NORTHWESTERN and Michigan performance last Saturday where,
will meet this Saturday for the among other things, he took the sec-
1.2th time since 1892 with more than ond half kickoff back 85 yards for a!
the usual share of interest being touchdown. Good blocking helped,
shown in the game. The reason for the but Jeff outran the last two tacklers.
great amount of interest among stu- Adding to the above list off
dents at both Evanston and Ann Ar- standouts we could name Voigts,
hor and fans all over the country is Swisher, Ryan and Wegner.
that this game holds the key to the Swisher, a shifty running back
1937 season for both the Wolves and has returned to school after a
the Wildcats. Northwestern is still year's ineligibility. He is a scor-
an unknown quantity even after their ing threat at all times. Voigts
33-0 opening victory over Iowa State is one of the best tackles in the
last Saturday. The Cyclones were conference. Ryan is the sopho-
not as strong as expected and did not more sensation counted on to. fill
put the Waldorfmen to any test what- the shoes of Geyer and Toth at
soever. Michigan cannot afford to the fullback spot. Ryan is a good .
lose again after the Michigan State runner and passer. Wegner op-
defeat last week. The success of their erates at the pivot post with Van-
1937 season depends on their showing zo in a 6-2-2-I defense.
Saturday. I Michigan will have to be on the
watch for passes as Coach. Waldorf
The Purple were not as strong has three men available for passing
last week as the score indicated' in the first string backfield. Heap,
This is actual fact. Two of the Jefferson and Ryan are all capable.
scores were made on long runs passers. The Waldorf passing attack
which adequate defensive end is covered up pretty well until the
play would never have allowed. last moment which makes it a pos-
Northwestern cannot hope to get sible threat at all times.
these breaks against the Wolvesu
Saturday. Further, Nor'thwestern
last week lost the ball frequently Sticks To His Purple .
Going 'Cat Hunting
1 i11JkI( Against State
Lively Workout Stresses
Pass Defense; TroskoIweiiyiNamed To Invade
Ritchie Show Up Well East Lansing; Reserve
Thirty-six Michigan grid warriors, Strength Is L
keyed to battle pitch, leave this morn- Michigan's newly formed junior
ing for Evanston, Ill., where they will varsity football team, will open its
meet the Conference champion season tomorrow afternoon when
Northwestern Wildcats at Dyche Sta- they meet Michigan State's "B"
dium tomorrow, team at East Lansing.
The squad selected to make the trip Coaches Cliff Keen and Ray
by Coaches Harry Kipke and Hunk Courtright have been working with
Anderson include 15 backfield men a group of approximately 20 men,
and 21 for the forward wall. most of them sophomores, for the
Those listed for the trip are: ends, past ' two weeks, and believe they
Art Valpey, Danny Smick, John have the makings of an eleven cap-
Nicholson, Elmer Gedeon, Harold able of holding its own with teams
Floersch, and Joe Rogers; tackles, of its class.
Don Siegel, Bill Smith, Roland Sa- Ends Are Big Worry
rilla, Earle Luby, Dennis Kuhn, and However there is a sad lack of re-
Jim Lincoln; guards Ralph Heikkin- serve strength at present. Several
en, Jack Brennan, Ernest Pederson, Varsity men were counted upon to
Clarence VandeWater, Fred Ziem, fill in the weak positions, but num-
and George Marzonie; centers, Capt. nrous injuries among the Varsity
Joe Rinaldi, Archie Kodros, and Hor- squad caused Coach Kipke to take!
ace Tinker; backs, Douglas Farmer, all available men to Northwestern.
Louis Levine, Bill Barclay, Bob Camp- Right now the coaches' main
bell, Wallie Hook, Fred Janke, Der- worry is filling the end positions. Ed
wood Laskey, Harry Mulholla-nd, Frutig and Charles Bowers, the
Norm Nickerson, Robert Piotrowski, squad's most experienced flankers,
Norman Purucker, Hercules. Renda, are both unable to play because of
Stark Ritchie, Cramon Stanton and injuries. Paul Penvenne, a made-
Fred Trosko. over back, and Fred Cushing are
Will Drill At Dyche Stadium the probable end starters at present.
According to doctor's reports issued Mel Kramer, veteran of two Big
yesterday morning, Fred Olds, sopho- Ten campaigns, will hold down one l
more guard who was injured in the tackle post. Either Jack Weiner, a
Michigan State game last weekend soph, or Jim Bilbie, a 200 pound
is still unable to play. He may, how- junior, will be his running mate.
ever be taken on the trip, although Ulevitch Looks Good
he is not includvi in the above list Herman Ulevitch, a 188 pound
of players. sophomore, who appears to be a sure
The team leaves Ann Arboir this future varsity prospect, and Jerry
morning on the 8:16 train, arriving Belsky, a junior, are the first-string
in Chicago at noon. The coaches guards. Art Bennett, another sec-
plan to take them out to Evanston ond year man, is first substitute.
where they will hold a final workout Either Tom Hutton, a soph, or
this afternoon. They will leave Chi- Harry Goodwin, a junior, will start at
cago at 11:59 tomorrow night arriving center. The former has a slight edge
in Ann Arbor at 6:55 a.m. Sunday. in both weight and experience.
Headquarters Friday night is the IKey-man of the Jay-Vee's back-
Sovereign Hotel in Chicago. The field is Dave Gates, sophomore from
team Will eat dinner at the Palmer Plymouth. who has developed into a
House Saturday night before return- real triple-threater. He will start at
ing home. the tailback post. Lilburn Ochs,
Workout Is Lively stocky senior with past varsityex-
While actual contact work was perience is the quarterback.
avoided during practice yesterday the At fullback, Jack Kinsey, the long
session was one of the liveliest held punting sophomore flash will alter-
this season. The squad seemed to re- rate with Bob Curren, 198 pound
lish the prospect of a chance to get junior who is quite adept at crash-
back at the league leaders, who ing a line. Rickerts and Kingery are
downed them 9-0 last year, and kept the leading wing-back candidates.
up a constant line of encouraging-___
Squad Leaves Junior Varsity
For Evanston Opens Season
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AMERICA9 FAVORTE7 J
Danny Smick, lanky flanker on
the Varsity grid team is expected
to see plenty of action against the
Wildcats Saturday afternoon. He
is shifty and an excellent pass
snagger and will probably be on the
business end of many of the passes
of Freddie Trosko and Stark Rit-
on umbles and penalties Which
showed sloppy playing. However, Campus opinion on the game is
the Wildcats are potentially mainly one of indecision. One line
strong and if Coach Waldorf can of reasoning follows that since it is
snap the squad into shape by definitely kn(Awn that Northwestern
game time Saturday fans at the is weaker this year than last (loss of
game will be treated to a fine ex- 17 letterman has weakened the line
hibition of offensive and defen- reserves) and Michigan is definitely
sive play. stronger (showing last week) then
Northwestern will put an opening Northwestern who had a tough
lineup of five seniors, four juniors time beating Michigan last year (9-0)
and two sophomores on the field. will be the underdogs Saturday. This.
This lineup will include Kovatch, all is true but another factor must be
Heap, Jefferson and Vanzo who are taken into consideration. Last year
easily the outstanding members of at the time of the Michigan game
the Wildcat team. Kovatch, a con- Northwestern had already clinched
verted backfield man, who starred the Big Ten championship, and re-
at end last fall gave perhaps the most garded the Wolves as a soft touch.
impressive W i l d c a t performance Hence they were not prepared and,
against Iowa State. Johnny was all came close to being defeated. Zn
over the field and it was his blocks other words, Northwestern was
that paved the way for Heap's touch- stronger last year than their slim vic-
down run and later Swisher's 60- , tory indicated.
yard jaunt. Gathering all facts together
They Say 'Watch Heap'...
Heap, Northwestern captain and
All-Conference halfback, is always
dangerous, especially. on the famous
Waldorf reverses. Heap has made
more yardage on these reverses than
all other plays combined. Watch him,
No. 22, Saturday. Fred Vanzo needs
no further introduction. The burly
blocking back is as good as ever this
year. With Vanzo at the defensive
and taking into account that
Michigan's starting eleven will be,
composed, largely of men with
little experience it appears to us
that Northwestern ought to de-
feat Michigan by about one
However, the Wildcat second string
line which is composed almost en-
tirely of sophomores holds the key to
the game. It is recognized, of course,
that the first Wildcat line cannot
play 60 minutes.
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F rosh Teams
This afternoon, armed with but'
!seven plays and very little experience,
some 86 freshman football warriors
will attempt to show reason why they
should be given serious consideration
for future varsity competition.
Coach Ray Fisher plans to start
two teams including many of the men
about whom he has either observed
or heard encouraging things. One
squad which has been running North-
w;estern plays against the Varsity will
pse those formations while the re-
fnainder of the squad will use the
plays they have been given during
the last two days.
They have practiced these forma-
tions but two days and will no doubt
pe a bit ragged but, according to
wisher, the main thing is to find out
who can run, block, and tackle and so
The scrimmage will probably get
under way about 4:30 p.m. since many
of the boys will be unable to make it
any earlier because of a freshman
Yesterday the squad spent its time
practicing the four r'unning plays and
three pass plays in ar attempt to
smooth out the roughness which is
still in evidence.
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EAST LANSING, Oct. 7.-(A)-
Thirty-seven Michigan State College
football players were enroute to New
York today to meet Chick Meehan's
Manhattan College Jaspers in a gameI
that is expected to prove whether
State has a really "great" team or
whether its opposition this year has
only made it appear outstanding.
The squad, the largest traveling
group Coach Charley Bachman has
ever named for a football trip, left
aboard special cars shortly after 5
p.m. Thursday. The trip will get:
them to New York at noon and the
squad will leave immediately for
Garden City, LI., where headquar-i
ters will be established until game
The Spartans went through a light
rill before they departed. It was
established that Allen Diebold, first!
string quarterback, would be unable
to play in the Manhattan game, for
the injured shoulder suffered by the
burly boy from Jackson has kept him
out of uniform for the past two days.
He is on the New York trip, however.
State left their camp feeling that
the game with Manhattan would be
one of the sternest tests of the year.
chatter throughout the workout.
Emphasis yesterday, as in most of
the other workouts during the past
week, was on pass defense. Coaches
Kipke and Anderson spent the major
portion of the time drilling the teams
on breaking up the opponents aerial
attacks before they got started and
keeping the receivers covered.
Stark Ritchie and Fred Trosko
looked especially good on the throw-
ing end of the attach, and Kipke was
undecided as to which one of the
two would be in the starting lineup.
When the Wolverines were not
under the direction of Kipke and An-
derson they rehearsed plays and de-
fense against the Northwestern at-
tack under assistant line coach
Kipke was not yet fully decided as
to who would be in the lineup at the
kickoff tomorrow but indicated that a
tentative starting squad would prob-
ably include Stanton, Farmer, Renda,
and either Ritchie or Trosko in the
backfield, Rinaldi or Kodros at the
pivot post, Brennan and Heikkenen
@t guards, Siegel and Savilla, tackles,1
and Smick and Nicholson at the
To Evanston Gamej
The Michigan fans are on the move
again, this time following the team
to Northwestern. By bus, train, thumb
and bum, the supporters are wending
'their way to the Windy City.
On the special train that will leave
this afternoon for tomorrow's game
there will be at least 50 fans and the
mighty Marching 130 of the Varsity
Band. ,The special bus that leaves
from the Union will carry another 30
By far most of the travelers will go
by auto or by the thumb route.
Groups from different fraternities are
going to make it a week-end at Chi-
There have not been many tickets
sold through the Administration De-
partment which seems to show that
most of the students are planning to
get their tickets in Evanston.
The girls who hope to attend the
game are warned to get their appli-
cations for permission into the Dean
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