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SPORTS SECTION

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SECTION II.

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VOL. XLVII No. 1 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1937
ASIDE LINES STATING A CASE By Irvi
A SERE leaves battle the chill sea- pitches inspires the moment's burn- dark, and hearing nothing, crosses sibly discussing some gridiron leg- three-y
sonal breeze, landscape and pump- ing query, "How do they look, Kip? his fingers. erdemain which might restore the +politan
kin begin their annual presentation Whereupon Head Coach Harry Kipke Assorted are the vagrant whispers fallen to its pedestal. As business
of etchings in white by one J. Frost. eyes his 56 candidates and, with rare on Ferry Field. "If we can get by men-and you won't forget that foot- pnet w
Staid Ann Arbor begins to seethe with restraint, opines "They're improved State, watch our smoke," predicts ball's a business-they know that a p
the inrush of B.M.O.C. and bumpkin 25 per cent." Skeptics look for the a begrimed gridder standing idly by ledger scrawled in red ink for long tionable
-each, despite pretentions, as un- tongue-in-cheek gesture, but evident- for the moment. "We'll win at least won't keep a going concern solvent- fident
mistakable as garlic ... ly Kip's convinced. Optimists indulge half of them," ventures a hardy on- for long. the wes
In this manner might our more an easy smile in the belief that this looker. And the tall man cruelly BIG TEN FOOTBALL is one of the and on
literary Daily confreres who hold might finally be the year. poses the question, "What game do I nation's toughest propositions, but graduat
forth on the editorial page describe On Ferry Field daily Heartey W. you think you'll win?" And so on by and large the teams, with the pos- ther M
the ingress of autumn. But to the (Hunk) Anderson, reputed to be one into the gathering dusk. sible exception of Minnesota, are rel-
humble sportswriters, who deal in of football's, foremost line techni- Judicious observers watch and atively weaker than last season. Field,'
slambang infinitives and such names cians, barks instructions with con- wait, realizing the pitfalls of hasty Which makes the set-up ideal for Kipkes.
as Wojcievszki, autumn means but vincing finality, and the optimist predictions. They'll be intensely in- any comeback, whether slight or sen- Webers
one thing-FOOTBALL. steps forward again to reiterate, "He's terested in the explanation should rational, on Michigan's part.
And the picture of soaring punts, just what the doctor ordered." But the Wolverines continue in the rut,sasenne eithne son.-a'teristinrse nsdilitureCarssd d lkeon
vicious off-tackle bolts, unsteady ma- the tall man, an eternal skeptic, for most of the alibis in the book has been answeed with Anderson. acteristic is the enclosed picture as Michigan's piestige has dipped to like our
neuvers in the open field and rapier again strains for the whistle in the have already been advanced. The Kipke and Anderson must realize they put their heads together, pos- alarming depths, traceable back to its -we're
Veteran Squad Plus Sophomore Spark Boost Varsity,

PRICE FIVE CENTS
in Lisagor
ear grid debacle. In metro-
centers, where the Wolver-
re once a lengthy story of im-
chigan today is merely a men-
item among items. The con-
growl of the "champions of
t" has become a docile groan,
ly the alumnus and under-
e seem concerned with whi-
ichigan?
Whither Michigan? On Ferry
within the shadows of the
Oosterbaans, Cappons, and
who stalked their prey in the
days, lies the answer. And
reactions to a bluebook poser
anxious to know it.
Hopes

Spartans
Seek 4th
GrId Win
John Pingle Is Key Man
In Backfield; Problem
Centered In Line
Coach Charlie Bachman is groom-
ing another powerful Spartan team
which will seek its fourth consecutive
football victory from Michigan here
in the opener Oct. 2.
. Although the team will be weak-
ened by the loss of many of the last
year's varsity such as Art Brandstet-
ter, Al Agett and Steve Sebo, the jun-
ior varsity that went so well against
the Wolverines last fall will be back in
full force.
Pingle Is Keyman
Bachman has another fine triple-
threat halfback to carry on the tra-
ditions of Kurt Warmbein and Al
Agett, in Johnny Pingle. Pingle is to
be the spearhead of the entire Spar-
tan attack, and the whole offense is
being built around him.
There is ,a three-way race for the
other halfback position between Jack
Coolidge, Sam Nuznov, and Al Die-
bold. All of these men are fast and
good blockers but as yet none of
them has been singled out for a start-
ing berth.

Hercules Is

Stymied As Wolverines Prepare For Action

Gee Wins Pro
Baseball Spurs
With Syracuse

i

Trosko May Fill
Tailback Position;
Janke Is, Shifted

The above action shot of an early scrimmage shows mite-y Hercules Renda, the piano-legged soph back,
being smothered by a trio of burly linemen. Note the ball-Here was either searching for a possible lateral
receiver or losing control of the situation, and he seems to have been entirely deserted by blockers.
Wallie Weber, backfield coach (on extreme right), seems dissatisfied with something. Capt. Joe
Rinaldi is the only recognizable member of the three men in white about to test Renda's durability.
He's on the left. The prone gent with his feet flung upward is snatching himself an armful of ozone,
Hercules having just departed a few secpnds before.

Hoyt Loses 12
Cinder Stars"
From'37 Team
Good Sophomore Squad
May' Provide Solution
To Problem

Gridders To Become
Lawyers; Listen In!
Coach Harry G. Kipke played foot-
ball at Michigan State; Stark Ritchie,
Bob Cooper, and John Kinsey intend
,o become lawyers; Art Valpey and
Elmer Gedeon plan to seek coaching
positions; and several Michigan foot-
ball notables may have the unusual
sensation of hearing themselves talk

Haney Play
Big Usif Haney has
back but he is being
vacich who was used
advantage in the Mic
year. Haney's size,t
should make him on
offensive weapons.,
Church Halbert t
varsity -quarterback
(Oontinued On
James Boys
A gain-UO

s Fullf
the nod at full-

-For

w

pushed by Ko- Whether loss of the class which Iover the radio next week.
to such a good won five of six possible Conference It all happened at a broadcast on
ehigan game last championships will mean the termi- all hJn troadcstaon
power, and drive nation of Michigan's domination over Friday. WJR, Detroit radio station,
e of State's best Big Ten track is the current issue in sent Karl Nelson, one of its sports
the east lockers of Yost Field House. announcers, to football practice. The
he little junior Pessimism is the immediate reac- program was not broadcast but a rec-
again had the tion of Coach Charley Hoyt as he con- ord was taken to be played at a fu-
Page 11 siders the departure through grad- I ture date.
uation of Sam Stoller, fastest human The above-mentioned gentlemen
Ride Iof 1937; Bob Osgood, world's record
s Ride f17;Bb sgdwrdsrcd took their place at the mike and an-
holder in the high hurdles; Stan Birt eir aestthe mike an an
SKmtes leson, indoor quarter, mile championsweed all questions. High point in
l2 ""Howard Davidson, Clayton Brelsford, inrogram was the mistake in call-
7olverines Dave Hunn, Ben Starr, Neree Alix, Ed ingThe Kip a wolverinecoachStategrd the
Devine, Harry O'Connell, Fred Stiles, Tnnolerin ahrr eet
and the death of Stevens Mason, the announcer in a hurry. You see-it
success this win- squad's captain elect and low hurdles was sort of an aggravating question.
on te sucessof ttlehlder Especially before that big football
on the success of titleholder. gm.
desperadoes-the Sophomores Are Good game.
Jesse and Co. of A squad of sophomores rivalling the FROSH TRACKMEN
used smoky six- class of 1937 in its prospects, how-
n argument, this ever, with a nucleus of returning vet- Coach Ken Doherty has an-
e sticks and ice erans gives cause for more optimistic nounced that all freshman who
weapons- predictions. wish to work out this fall for the
and Elden-who Leading the returning veterans is freshman track team should re-
belled "Gib" and Bill Watson, four-event star, Con- port at Yost Field House now. All
ach Eddie Low- ference champion indoors and out- , candidates must bring their own
season, with Gib doors in the shot put and in the equipment. Intra squad competi-
talent at a wing discus and broad jump. tion is planned in the near future.
providing protec- _ __ A-

Powerful Cage
Squad Is Seen
For 1937-38
Graduation Losses Offsets
By Likely Sophomores
And Strong Veterans .
Michigan's 1 9 3 7 - 3 8 basketball
team-a potentially great aggrega-
tion on paper-will be an improved
one this year, but how well the quin-
tet will do in the Conference wars
not even Coach Franklin C. Cappon
will conjecture.
The Big Ten loop this year is ab-
normally studded with returning jun-
iors and seniors, all aided and abet-
ted by a year or two of experience
on -the hardwood. With the losses
of the other nine teams thus mini-
mized, Michigan can expect the
toughest competition on all fronts
throughout the season.
The Wolverines themselves are
hardly gloomy about the outlook
Capt. Johnny Gee and Matt Patan-
elli are the major departed, but
Cappon has hopes that his numer-
ous reserves and freshmen of last
year may fill their shoes.
Loss Of Gee Hurts
Incidentally, the loss of Gee wil
be a lot harder to fill than the aver-
age bystander will admit. Big John-
ny, who started from scratch and
took the hard way-painful exper
ience-to get to the top, tallied 105
(Continued on Page 10)

By TOM PHARES
It was early in July. The Cin-
cinnati Reds had just finished tak-
ing three out of four games from the
St. Louis Cardinals and were stop-
ping off in Syracuse, New York, for
an exhibition game with the Syra-
cuse Chiefs, their International
League farm club.
A long lanky lefthander took the
mound for the Syracuse Chiefs
and the Redleg hitters got to him for
two rums in the first inning and were
set for a good night-but then it
happened. The lefty settled down
and effectively silenced the Red bats
for the remainder of the evening,
giving up but six hits and fanning
eight of the major leaguers much to
their dismay and wonderment.
lurled Three Years
Thas was the professional debut
of John A. Gee, Jr., six foot nine inch
hurler who had studied four years
under Coach Ray Fisher here at the
University and had developed from a
pitcher who knew little about the art
of throwing into a brilliant prospect
for an illustrious career.
After his graduation in June, Gee
had reported to his home town club,
Syracuse, and Manager Bernard
Kelly already having his full quota
of players under the league rules put
the rookie southpaw on the inactive
list until he would have room on his
staff.
"Shortly after I joined the club we
went on the road, and it was on that
trip that I broke into organized ball
pitching relief on two occasions," says
John. "I pitched in games quite
hopelessly lost so that made no dif-
ference, but my work must have been
fairly good for they pitched me
against Cincinnati. That game I
won 4-2, allowing two runs in the first
inning. Since that time I have
pitched nine games, winning four and
losing three and relieving in several."
Pitches Shutout
Although he didn't say it, one of
his wins was a seven inning shutout
victory over Toronto, the Leafs get-
ting only two hits, both by Tom Oliv-
er former major league outfielder.
"My pitching before I entered col-
.' legewas done solely on my high
school team, Syracuse Central High,
- (Continued on Page 11)
't FROSH GRIDMEN
All freshmen interested in going
1 out for the freshman football
squad are requested to report to
- Freshman Coach Ray Fisher at
d Yost Field House Sept. 27. All
equipment will be issued at that
15 time.

Punts, Passes, Runs

___ o:,

Michigan's hockey,
ter hangs heavily up(
its gay Canadianc
James boys. Unlike
western days, whol
shooters to carry ar
brother act will us
skates as their only
Brothers Gilbert
much prefer to be la
"Spike"-will be Co
rey's mainstays this
flashing his scoring
position and SpikeX

Fred Trosko, Flint sophomore,
whose triple threat feats may
arouse the Wolverine eleven after
several disappointing seasons.
Mann Predicts
More Honors

Anderson's Intensive Line
Drills Show In Blocking
And Charging
Wingback Sought;
Guards Plentiful
Quarterback Gets Added
Duties Under New Plan ;
Tackles Uncertain
By IRVIN LISAGOR
(Daily Sports Editor)
With only one or two probable ex-
ceptions, the Michigan eleven that
faces Michigan State here Oct. 2 will
present a front of men who've had
their baptism under Conference fire,
and this veteran motif, more than
anything else perhaps, has hoisted
Wolverine coaches' hope for an im-
proved team.
Fifty-six huskies have drilled with
grim intent since Sept. 10. In con-
trast to last fall, when a full week
was spent solely for conditioning pur-
poses, the Wolverines scrimmaged
their fourth - day out. Since then,
twice daily, Head Coach Harry Kipke
and his staff have impressed the boys
with the necessity for complete mas-
tery of detail.
Anderson Drills Line
The line, long the object of critical
abuse, is the handiwork of Michi-
gan's new coach, Heartley (Hunk)
Anderson, who achieved recognition
under the Knute Rockne regime at
Notre Dame for his stalwart forward
walls. A taskmaster of note, Ander-
son has spared nothing in his efforts
to mold a formidable front, and the
boys reflect this in their charging
and blocking.
Capt. Joe Rinaldi will lead the Wol-
verines at his center post, which, in-
cident.lly, is perhaps the most secure
spot on the squad. The Elkhart boy
with the fighting face anticipates a
great year at one of Michigan's tra-
ditionally famous positions, many
Wolverine centers going on to gain
t All-American distinction.
Wingback Is Problem
Kipke's chief worry at the moment
is replacement at the wingback post
for John Smithers, who has gone the
way of all those scholastically defi-
cient. Thus far, Bob Cooper, a tout-
ed triple-threat last year, has the in-
side track for the job, which makes
(Continued on Page 14)

For Tanksters
Champion Squad Expected
To Rule Again Although
Ohio Shows Power
Although they lost five All-Ameri-
cans by graduation last June, Michi-
gan's national championship swim-
ming team still is Coach Matt Mann's
choice for first place laurels this sea-
son. "Ohio is going to be good," says
he, "but I'll string along with my
boys."
The five men who graduated in-
clude Co-captains Frank Barnard,
distance man, and Jack Kasley,
Olympic breaststroker; Ben Grady,
number one diver and national high
board champion; Fred Cody, back-
stroker; and Bob Mowerson, sprint
man. Although these losses leave
quite a few gaps to fill, Coach Mann
expects to be able to turn the trick in
a satisfactory manner.
Two Events Weakened
The two events which will give
him the most trouble in finding re-
placements are the breastroke and
backstroke. Jack Kasley was in a
class by himself among breastrokers,
and there is no one on the Michigan
roster who can duplicate his sensa-
tional work. A sophomore, John
Haigh of Chicago, is at present the
(Continued on Page 11)
Petoskey, Jablonski Eye
Jobs In Major Leagues
Two former Wolverine diamonc
stars who are rapidly rising in the
professional world are Ted Petoskey,
ex-Michigan outfielder and football
star, and John Jablonski, husk:
catcher of two years ago.
After his graduation from the Uni-
versity in 1934, Petoskey was signed
by the Cincinnati Reds and ever

tion in the nets.
Simpson Leads Team
Capt. Bob Simpson, from his right
defense post, will lead the team,t
abetted at the bumping line by burly1
Burt Smith. Johnny Fabello, veteran
wing, will assume his old duties.
The center post is wide open, and
the gap is accentuated by the loss of!
one of the Wolverine's hockey greats, 3
Vic HeyligernThe black-thatched
captain last year will be plying his
talents with the Chicago Blackhawks
in the tough pro circuit.
The ringleader of the James clan,
Gib, will sadly feel Heyliger's ab-
sence, for the two men often con-
spired to damage the foes' pride and
morale with their high-powered of-
fensive maneuvers.
Spike gave Lowrey a sample of his
net-minding ability as a -freshman
last winter. Not since Johnny Jewell
tended goal in '34 has Michigan been
ahl tol nck the nets on game nights.

With his is John Townsend, discus!
and shot point-winner, Alan Smith,
sprinter; Harvey Clarke, half-miler;
Harold Davidson, who can run any
distance from the half through the!
two-mile; Ross Faulkner, quarter-
mniler; Jin Kingsley who cleared 13
feet in the pole vault in California
early this summer; Tex Stanton, jav-
elin thrower; and Doug Hayes, half-
miler.
Stone, Heath Return
The return of Walt Stone and RoyI
Heath to competition after absences
last season brings back into the fray
a pair of performers who, from their
(Continued on Page 12)
Coupon Books Provide
Free Sport Admissions
Included in the tuition for each
full-time student of the University is

First Games 'Suicide', Not Schedule

Most every September in Ann Arbor1 where the Northwestern Wildcat has
the words "suicide schedule" are ban- opened against Iowa State and is set
died about quite freely in connection to let go. Knowin~g that Northwest-
ditd Wbolvuereopyiton. e ern is the present Big Ten title holder
with Wolverine opposition. The in this particular sport, the expert
yearlthghbentfotheinagmenreha-rate Michigan little chance to stop
son.ais tho shnotwforthey same ra- anything but a lot of violent flying
cide schedule" they mean the first blocks.
three games and not the schedule as It must be iemembered, however,
a whole that the Wolverines threw quite a
In the first place the Michigan scare into these same Wildcats last
Inate theam itp attheyhgused year and with an improved team will
State teams "ain't what they be no pushover. Be this as it may,
to be." Instead of warming up with it will be a rather tired bunch o
them the Wolverines get warmed up footballers that emerges from the
over them and have been having Evanston gloom as the ninth of Oc-
quite a bit of trouble in the bargain tober becomes history.
as every follower of Michigan for- Oh Yes,-Minnesota
tunes either knows by now or is try- What then? Let's ask Bernie Bier-

is playing them with two tough ones
in the embarrassingly near past. More
fatigue at least.
Finally-A Letup
Here the story changes however as
the next team on the schedule is
Iowa whose outlook is not encourag-
ing this season. Here too the iffing
begins. (1.) If the team has gotten
past the first three games with a
I victory or so, the remainder of the
schedule ought to produce a fine vic-
tory percentage. (2.) ii the team has
takei decisive whippings in these
three conflicts heaven knows what!
will happen. (3.) Even though they
lose the openers but have played!
pretty good ball they still will have
a chance to make a .500 record for

1~
T,.

Kim Williams Again
Out For Semester
Kim Williams, captain of the Var-
sity nine last season, has announced
he will not return to school this fall.
Williams returned last spring to lead
the 1937 nine, after a serious ailment
that for a while threatened his life.
Although he was notably improved,
the grind of school and baseball re-
tarded his progress somewhat, and
upon his return to his home in Ka-
tonah, N.Y., he decided to continue
medical treatment, which will require
an indefinite period.
Williams is suffering from a mys-
terious malady described as ulcerat-
ed colitis. Serum treatments are re-

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